08-20-2013 03:08 PM - edited 08-20-2013 03:09 PM
I have a Thinkpad Edge 15 and the hard drive is failing. I took a complete back up using Rescue and Recovery to an external hard drive and that was successful. I also have the rescue media created via rescue and recovery. I removed the old hard drive and installed the new one.
I can boot to the media and rescue and recovery launches and recognizes the external hard drive and I can see the restore point. When I try to restore it, it says "Configuration in progress" and then I get an error that says "One or more partitions could not be restored because the partition does not exist."
No, I didn't partition the new hard drive -- I just removed the old one and put in the new and I don't know how to accomplish that from R&R. I expected R&R to ask me if I wanted to partition it the same way the backup was partitioned, but it didn't and I couldn't find an option in there to do so. If I go into Advanced R&R, the hard drive shows 0.00 available space which I believe is expected if it's not partitioned, but also has me worried that the drive is either bad or incompatible or I don't have drivers (which is likely, too).
So, what did I do wrong? How do I get this hard drive partitioned? Like I said, I had expected an option in R&R and now I am at a loss.
The new HDD is a Seagate -- 1 TB SATA with 8MB Cache and 5400 RPM.
Laptop: Thinkpad Edge 15
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Thanks in advance.