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TimLee
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Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied.

But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember wrong, but the first two DVDs were called by the wizard as disk 1, and the third one was called disk 2.

The first one has been written 0.22 GB only. Following is the content of the DVD (right click the image and select view the image in a bigger size):

 

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The second one has been written 3.97 GB as follows:

 

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The third one has been written 2.44 GB as follows:

 

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I am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I was wondering if I missed something? How is the creation process supposed to be like? Thanks and regards!

 

 

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Ideasmiths
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Re: Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Looks okay to me.

 

In the past, after I created a recovery disk set once I have the new laptop.I would use the Roxio software or any similar software to create ISO image of the 3 discs, and store these in a network drive or 2nd harddisk. Then I would reboot and use thinkvantage to factory restore the laptop (takes about <15 minutes now if window 7), this will restore the capability to create recovery disc again, and then I can burn another set of recovery disks.

 

The reason I have 2 or more sets is because one time I had an issue with my T61 a long time ago and when using the recovery disk discovered that the 2nd disk is bad. From that i learn my lessons and have multiple backup in case the media was scratched, wrap under heat or i accidentally erase/overwrite my DVDRW.

 

One of the disk out of the 3 is normally the bootup disk which you can use a CDRW disc, the other 2 is quick large in file size and DVD discs are needed.

JonathanGennick
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Re: Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

My experience with past models is that the first disk is a boot disk, and is not numbered. Then comes disk 1, and finally disk 2. It's confusing that they are not numbered as 1, 2, and 3. I'll grant that.

TimLee
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Re: Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Thanks!

 

Sometime in the future, if I restore from the recovery disks, Will the modification to the partitions and the data added to them after the recovery partition was created at factory be gone?

JDay
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Re: Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

 


@TimLee wrote:

Thanks!

 

Sometime in the future, if I restore from the recovery disks, Will the modification to the partitions and the data added to them after the recovery partition was created at factory be gone?


Yes, it will restore the system to factory.

 

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