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T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

Hi Guys,

I have a problem with backup created with Lenovo software. After configuration of new computer lot of time ago i've created a recovery disk on HDD, but few days ago disk broke down so i cannot recover data from :q drive. I've got clean HDD, QDrive backup on USB and looking for solution - how to restore data from USB to new HDD without having :q partition for recovery. Is there any chance to restore laptop to fabric recovery. Thanks in advance for answer. This is file tree on USB"

AUTORUN.INF
Boot
bootmgr
factoryrecovery
ldlinux.sys
LenovoQDrive.exe
menu.c32
qdrive.ico
syslinux.cfg

ubnfilel.txt
ubnpathl.txt
usb.tag
win7 product key.txt
win10 product key.txt
winRE.wim

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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

Welcome to the Community

Are there .wim files in the FactoryRecovery folder?
Sdrivebackup.wim
Cdrivebackup.wim
Qdrivebackup.wim



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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

Hi x220forme,

In factoryrecovery folder there are those files:

bcdinfo.txt
cdrivebackup.swm
cdrivebackup2.swm
cdrivebackup3.swm
cdrivebackup4.swm
RECOVERY.INI
sdrivebackup.wim
service_done.ini

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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

.swm files are the parts of entire archive for the system partition, so, no problem.

Recovery procedure in your case needs some skills from you as its impossible to provide all details for the recovery. Are you friendly with USB bootable media creation, with commands in the command prompt window, with diskpart.exe tool? Do you have Windows ISO or a media with WinPE/WinRE etc? BTW, what was the OS version on the laptop, either 32 or 64 bit? What's the content of Boot subfolder (is there bootsect.exe tool)? If you have 7-Zip file manager installed, open winRE.wim package within it. Is there imagex.exe tool?

I'll try to suggest some scenario tomorrow.



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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

Thanks a lot for your reply - according to your questions:

Are you friendly with USB bootable media creation - yes

with commands in the command prompt window - yes

with diskpart.exe tool - i think i can handle this

Do you have Windows ISO or a media with WinPE/WinRE etc - got iso and media with winRE.wim

BTW, what was the OS version on the laptop, either 32 or 64 bit - 64 bit

What's the content of Boot subfolder (is there bootsect.exe tool) - there is no bootsect.exe

If you have 7-Zip file manager installed, open winRE.wim package within it Is there imagex.exe tool - yes in \sources\recovery\tools

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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

Sorry for the delay, was busy.

Are you ready to perform the recovery?



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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

No problem - i'm ready.

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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

OK
You'll need:
- bootable USB media with either WinRE or WinPE applyed or even Windows installation media. Note the version must match the the OS you're plannining to recover  
- copy all .swm and .wim files from backup to the root of the media (above). If it's impossible (not enough space), don't perform this
- extract imagex.exe and copy to the root either
- check out bootsect.exe tool presence, it should be in the boot folder of the media. Otherwise, you should find it either on the machine with the same OS version installed or in Internet.

 

General scenario, assuming you're recovering win7, laptop should be in Legacy BIOS boot mode, new HDD is inserted in the laptop, no other disk/medias are there connected/installed:
1. boot from the USB media, choose System Recovery options, open the command prompt window
2. using diskpart.exe tool recognize both USB media and HDD (as disk 0 and 1) by their size, clean HDD entirely
3. using diskpart tool create two primary partitions (system and for OS files), quick format them, (re)assign appropriate drive letters to the volumes (note, you might find partitions and volumes attributes in the recovery.ini file, as well as there should be useful commands for the recovery):
- 1 200 MB, active, NTFS, dolume "System_DRV", drive S:
- 150 000 MB (at least, or leave the rest of the HDD capacity and not specify the partition size during its creation), NTFS, volume "Windows7_OS", drive C:
4. exit diskpart, within cmd window apply the archives on the volumes:

imagex.exe /apply /verify Sdrivebackup.wim 1 S:\

imagex.exe /apply /verify Cdrivebackup.swm 1 C:\ /ref Cdrivebackup*.swm

5. I hope the command bcdboot.exe for bootloader isn't needed as it should be placed on the System_DRV volume already.

6. change current folder to the one with bootsect.exe.tool and execute the command to recover MBR:

bootsect /nt60 s: /mbr

 

Most likely the recovery bootable media doesn't have enough free space to store .swm and .wim files from backup media. In this case insert backup media to the laptop, using diskpart tool recognize HDD, bootable media, backup media, and, assuming backup media has letter X: (in your case it might have another letter), make sure S: and C: letters are assigned to new partitions on the HDD, add the path to the commands at the step #4 above:

imagex.exe /apply /verify X:\factoryrecovery\Sdrivebackup.wim 1 S:\

imagex.exe /apply /verify X:\factoryrecovery\Cdrivebackup.swm 1 C:\ /ref X:\factoryrecovery\Cdrivebackup*.swm

 

Exit cmd and try to boot the laptop from HDD. You might apply (update) Lenovo Rescure & Recovery application either, it should recover System_DRV volume. You might reassign the letter S: using either diskpart tool or Windows Disk Manager tool in order to hide it. 

 

Edit: minor addtitions, typo



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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

I was trying to execute imagex.exe /apply /verify Sdrivebackup.wim 1 S:\ but got comm that imagex.exe is not known as internal or external reference. executable or batch. What should i do?

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Re: T410 Recovery from LenovoQDrive

It means imagex.exe is absent in current directory where you execute that command from. As I suggested above copy it to the root directory of new recovery media you boot. It should be the directory you see when open the command prompt window.



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