02-07-2010 05:49 AM
I would like to access to my recovery partition for my IdeaPad Y510.
I had do it :
Run PTEDIT32.EXE and select your disk which should be Drive 1. Double-click on the number "12" where it says "Type" for the third partition [which is your recovery partition]. A window should pop up and you will select "07 Installable File System (NTFS, HPFS)" and then click OK. Then click on "Save Changes" and confirm your decision. You will have to reboot in order for the changes to take effect. This will make the recovery partition visible so that you can replace the recovery image with the one you created.
The partition is visible but is not accessible. Windows want format my recovery partition !
How can access to my recovery partition ?
I tryed to access with live cd of linux (kubuntu) but the partition is not detected....
Thanks for your help.
I'm sorry i'm French i don't speak englaish very well
02-08-2010 05:34 AM - edited 02-08-2010 05:42 AM
seems you tried it before probably you did something wrong, still having the same error.
looking for solution, i let you know if i find any ( except you can ship it back to the lenovo support and they can upgrade for you )
02-08-2010 07:37 AM
I has long sought a solution but found nothing.
It seems that the partition is encrypted.
Lenovo can they give me recovery disc for Windows Vista Reinstall?
"The guide I posted was for the Y*30 series and possibly the Y*50 series IdeaPads. It does not work with the Y*10 series IdeaPads. "
02-08-2010 09:12 AM - edited 12-15-2010 02:36 AM
change the partition type to 07 from 27 ( if the partition type is of another value, change to the same type as your system disk c:\)
after restart your computer, try to mark partition as active, and if needed assign a letter for it.
i've just made a clean windows installation ( with dvd by microsoft ) after that, my recover partition is visible and active ( can make & change files/folders ) , so i can say it's not encrypted.
found a video how to access hidden partition, you can try it.
recovery disks can be sent in US ( with small charge - as i read - ) but i don't think they'll send recovery disk in europe. they just ask you to ship your laptop back , but give a shot and call lenovo support line, they may send.
( i called for recovery disks, support line in turkiye said they won't send any recovery disks, if system crashed they asked me to ship it back )