03-01-2010 07:09 AM
Couldn't think of a good way to phrase that subject line. Anyways, I was trying to create 'restore' disks from the recovery partition. Seemed easy enough--I clicked it and it prompted me asking if I wanted to go ahead.. I said yes, and it started copying files.
Problem is it froze while getting the files ready to burn, so now I have TWO extra partitions on my drive: Q, the original recovery partition and "SYSTEM_DRV (S" which has four file folders on it. If I click on the original "LENOVO_RECOVERY" partiition, nothing happens and it appear to be empty...
Anyone know what I can do to fix this?
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03-01-2010 09:01 AM
You need Acronis Partition Expert or similar software to delete extra partitions. I think the right way should've been to copy the entire partition to the disc / external hard drive
03-01-2010 10:12 AM
You can delete those partitions but make sure you know what you're getting into, because they have a purpose:
If you want to "fix" your immediate problem i.e. recovery disk creation failed, use your warranty and call Lenovo support, tell them exactly what happened, and they will most likely send you a set of recovery disks.
03-01-2010 12:10 PM
I'm not so much worried about getting rid of the partitions as I am about actually getting the recovery disks made first. My only option is to call Lenovo and have them send me hard copies?
03-01-2010 12:25 PM
Yup if you can't create them yourself, the only way is to call Lenovo. It shouldn't be too painful.
You could also take an image of the whole disk, using Acronis or a other backup method, but I still recommend having a factory recovery disk set as well.
BTW, great call starting out by making recovery disks! So many people don't think about that until it's too late!