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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-08, 3:24 AM

Hi there!

 

I have a Y560. It came with OKR7 and no windows install media.

I have created recovery DVDs for the factory settings with OKR7.

My questions are the following:

 

What exactly do the "Factory default recovery discs" do?

Does using the factory default recovery recreate partitions

as well as the c: drive?

 

How exactly does the OKR system backup/recovery work?

Is it sensitive to changes to the MBR? (Like having grub in the MBR.)

 

Would I be able to backup and then restore the c:

using the OKR software started from windows

after resizing c:?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Attila

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05-29-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-08, 12:05 PM

I don't know all the answers to your questions.

I just know this one:

 

Does using the factory default recovery recreate partitions

as well as the c: drive?

 

YES.

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-10, 21:46 PM

Thanks for your answer pepemosca. Did you try it yourself?

I need to know this for sure, because I would like to

dual boot win 7 and Ubuntu. This necessitates repartitioning

and if this messes up the recovery software I would like to be able

to return to the original factory set partitions.

 

Attila

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-10, 22:20 PM

What I had tried is to delete all partitions and get back to all the original partitions using the Recovery Discs.

Also I got back the driver files that were on D:.

 

I don't know for sure if the disk will restore your boot sector: I mean, delete de GRUB. But if in the case the disk don't do it, you can do it that can be done with this:

 

 

    Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start your computer.
    Press a key when you are prompted.
    Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
    Click Repair your computer.
    Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
    In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
    Type (these commands are safe)
    Code:

    Bootrec.exe /FixMbr

    Code:

    Bootrec.exe /FixBoot

    Code:

    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

    Press ENTER after each command.
    Restart your computer.


That should do the trick! However if you still can't start Windows, then follow step 1 to 6 again and type this command:
Code:

Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

Press ENTER and restart your computer. 

 

So, you can use/try Ubuntu without hassle.

 

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-11, 19:38 PM

Thanks again pepemosca, that was exactly what I wanted to know.

I do not have a win7 disc though, but surely I can borrow one if the need arises :D

 

Attila

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-21, 3:14 AM

ATTN LENOVO

 

WHERE IS OUR INFO ON RAPIDDRIVE?

 

Above info is great but for rapiddrive owners where do we stand?

 

In disk management, volumes appear against the SSD controller, the mechanical hard drive is 'uninitialised' lol. Obviously untrue and obviously lenovo's drivers / firmware is operating behind the scenes here.

 

Also our partitioning is different from described. 

C drive normal system

D drive ~25 gigs, only 2 gigs used (according to windows at least) and thats all drivers. This COULD be the SSD drive. But windows doesn't know what partition is on what drive controller. If you hit volumes --> populate the dialog just goes away, nothing comes up. Disk management is funny too as descrbed above. 

E drive - onekey parittion. 

 

CMON LENOVO esp you lenovo moderators / employees, where is our documentation? 

At least let us see the scripts you send your helpdesk jockeys. Or am I being too optimistic here? (lol)

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08-31-2009

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-27, 11:22 AM

OKR:Failure

 

I am very sorry to interrupt the ongoing conversation, I had to do it as I wanted some IdeaPad Y 550 technical expert to help with the OKR failure I am having on my system.

 

Sorry for the convenience, Any help to fix problem would be highly appreciated! 

 

Problem Description:

Hi,

 

I have Idea Pad Y 500 with windows vista (64 Bit) running on it.

 

I did not upgrade my OS or install  any other OS, But somehow  I can see the hidden partition as new disc partition (Drive:  O)

 

I am not able to create a recovery disc using the one key recovery feature or format my system to its factory defaults.

 

If I try to create a recovery disk I am getting a error message saying image not present in the default path(backup.wsi) , so any Idea how can I make the One Key recovery feature work or format my system to factory defaults.

 

This issue is driving me crazy, any help to fix this will be highly appreciated

 

Thanks.

Premasai!

 

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07-29-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-29, 22:22 PM

I seem to have a problem with the one key rescue button on my Y530.  When I press the Y 530 when my computer is turned off, it just turns on the computer and starts up Vista (the exact same result as pressing the power button)  However, I never had this problem before when I wanted to use the one key rescue button, it just started recently. 

By the way, is there anyway to activate system repair without using the one key rescue button?  

Please help!!!  All help will be appreciated.

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07-30-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-07-30, 2:24 AM

So I think I meesed up my hard drive partitions when I upgraded my U330 laptop to Windows 7. My C drive has around 250 GB of storage while my D drive has about 30 GB. My D drive is pretty much full now and is also the location where Windows 7 is installed. How can I get more space on my D drive?

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

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08-01-2010

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-08-01, 16:13 PM

hi pkonduri ,

 

try this.. it works for me..

 

  1. Boot into gparted.
  2. Identify the disk identifier for the recovery partition – eg /dev/sda4
  3. Open up the gparted console
  4. Type fdisk /dev/sda (ie. take the number off the identifier)
  5. Type m for help if you want
  6. Type p to print the partition table – check you get the same number as above
  7. Type t, then 4 for the partition number (replace with the number of your partition)
  8. If you want, type L to list codes
  9. The code you want is 12, enter 12 and then type w to write
  10. Do not use the GUI from this point – if you do, it will remove the code 12
  11. Exit gparted and try the OKR button. It should work.

PS: pls get another pc or print this step so can check all the step while doing this..

got it from other expert...

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