06-05-2010 01:01 PM
06-05-2010 01:22 PM
06-05-2010 04:20 PM
Maybe also something worth mentioning is that you can create the recovery disks only once. So be careful how you create the recovery disks. I tried creating them on an USB drive. Creation seemed successful however when I tried to boot the system from the USB media in order to test the recovery procedure this didn't work, I only got a blinking cursor. I now do not have recovery disks and can't create new ones anymore.
Once you have created the recovery disks the recovery partition becomes useless and can be removed (recover disk space).
06-05-2010 04:38 PM
06-06-2010 12:42 AM
I think you only can use ThinkVantage R&R for creating a backup of the current installation and not for factory reinstall. Also it seems when you use ThinkVantage R&R the disk to which you do the restore has to be the same size (or maybe larger don't know for sure) as the original disk.
After my problem creating the recovery disks I tried to use ThinkVantage R&R to create backup media in order to restore my system from the standard hard disk to a smaller solid state drive. R&R managed only to restore the system partition and it didn't seem possible to restore the Windows partition to the solid state drive.
Finally I used Acronis True Image to create bootable rescue media to a USB flash drive and a image of the system to an USB hard drive. I was able to boot from this flash drive and to restore the image from the USB hard drive to the solid state drive.
06-07-2010 09:25 PM
I have edge 13" so what cd/dvd?
If my filesystem gets corrupted it seems that lenovo is happy with current way of sending computer to them (or they send recovery usb to me). Weird because i think that it would be cheaper for lenovo to make program that makes bootable recovery usb-thumb drive. Yes there seems to be SOME program that MIGHT work. I´m talking about easy usage make dvd/cd recovery program for usb-thumb drive.