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01-23-2008

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T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-01-24, 0:08 AM
Hi,
 
Someone has tried to use the Rescue and Recovery in their T61? My problem is the same as when I received it from the factory. Once I tried to do the full backup into my USB portable hard disk, after completes the 100%, the application restart it again and deletes the temporary file before can be stored persistently in my hard disk. First time I let it to takes all the time but every backup of about 80 gigs take one hour, one day left It all night and never finished it. I update twice the Lenovo updates for this tools and still continues without work. do you know if the windows backup that comes with Vista works fine? Let me know.
 
Ebert
For roadwarriors, no options... Only the best!
*W520 Corei7, Win Pro 64 , 16 GB RAM, SSD 128 Gb, 500 Gb 2nd HDD, FHD, 2GB VRAM Nvidia
*T61p 6459CTO T9300 2.5 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 4 GB KINGSTON RAM, 15.4" WUXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 256 RAM
160 gb HD, 9 cell battery
*LENOVO T61 7662CTO T7300 2.0 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 3 GB KINGSTON RAM, 14.1" WXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 128 RAM,
160 gb HD, 7 cell battery
*Thinkpad T42 Pentium M 735 1.7 Ghz, 1GB RAM /Win XP SP2,ATI RADEON 7500 32 Mb, 15", WiFi,Bluetooth, 40 Gb HD
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01-26-2008

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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-01-26, 20:42 PM
first, i only have a T60p and other X series AND i never use that utility so my help will be a little less-that-perfect..
BUT, I have heard others complain about R&R..
 
i would suggest looking at Acronis True Image for a complete backup solution..
 
but since you bring this issue up, it might be time for me to try R&R..  :)
 
 
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She was the type of person who kept a parrot.
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01-15-2008

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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-01-29, 18:44 PM
i'm trying to install rescue recovery file tvtvrnr42_1512en.exe downloaded from here 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-69090.html  but the system says it can find a file called .tvt . The actual message is "Error 25011 a file required to intall the rescue and recovery environement count not be located. This set up cannot proceed. make sure tha the correct tvt file is located in the same folder as this set up package and restart this set up"
 
Which file is it ? Where should it be located ?
Or is there an error in the msi ?
 
In addition i find several directories related to R&R in the C:\SWTOOLS\APPS
  • rnr
  • rnr42en
  • RNRV41
 
Is possible to get rid of some without jeopardizing the system ?
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01-23-2008

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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-02-06, 20:06 PM
If you erase, format or change your original harddisk without the prevention of backup the hidden partition that comes from factory, you'll have this kind of problem. If not your case, let me tell you that I also download the last update for R&R and I'm not apply it yet because this will affect the passwords and lost the capacity to retrieve your password if the security profile is affected once is installed this version. I'm planning do it once the Windows Vista service pack 1 be released but I'm going to test the backup this weekend. If you have news, let me know.
 
Ebert
For roadwarriors, no options... Only the best!
*W520 Corei7, Win Pro 64 , 16 GB RAM, SSD 128 Gb, 500 Gb 2nd HDD, FHD, 2GB VRAM Nvidia
*T61p 6459CTO T9300 2.5 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 4 GB KINGSTON RAM, 15.4" WUXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 256 RAM
160 gb HD, 9 cell battery
*LENOVO T61 7662CTO T7300 2.0 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 3 GB KINGSTON RAM, 14.1" WXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 128 RAM,
160 gb HD, 7 cell battery
*Thinkpad T42 Pentium M 735 1.7 Ghz, 1GB RAM /Win XP SP2,ATI RADEON 7500 32 Mb, 15", WiFi,Bluetooth, 40 Gb HD
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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-02-19, 22:03 PM
Just to update, I downloaded and installed the last R&R sofware Version 4.20, I spent 3 hours to create an image backup in my Maxtor portable hard disk and after all, the problem continues!!! It restart again the backup process and deletes all the image already created... Definitively I'm going to request the restore CD for  my laptop and apply backup with another more reliable tool... Was a good tool until 1 year ago...  Besides, 1 week ago I update and apply all updates of Windows vista and the system went down. I wasn't able to start up the windows vista from the begining. The windows loader (winload.exe) was deleted. Inmediately and trusted in the famous recovery partition, I start the Recovery function at startup, start the windows vista load from such partition (sweet!) and never let me start a command session to replace or copy the lost winload.exe file!!! Always the tool give me the option to reinstall the entire SW as comes from factory (I only need to copy one file and that's all). The tools definitvely doesn't work. I was able to recover my computer because I had my DVD that previously request to Microsoft to do a clean installation of my hard disk, follow the instruction that includes start the reinstallation of Windows vista, rebuild installation option and it was all. So, bear in mind this because one day... will happen the inevitable, one important file will be corrupted or lost!! (also be careful with microsoft updates)
 
Request your Recovery CDs because one day, you'll need it.
 
Ebert
For roadwarriors, no options... Only the best!
*W520 Corei7, Win Pro 64 , 16 GB RAM, SSD 128 Gb, 500 Gb 2nd HDD, FHD, 2GB VRAM Nvidia
*T61p 6459CTO T9300 2.5 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 4 GB KINGSTON RAM, 15.4" WUXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro FX 256 RAM
160 gb HD, 9 cell battery
*LENOVO T61 7662CTO T7300 2.0 GHz /Vista Ultimate 32bits, 3 GB KINGSTON RAM, 14.1" WXGA w/Intel Turbo memory, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 128 RAM,
160 gb HD, 7 cell battery
*Thinkpad T42 Pentium M 735 1.7 Ghz, 1GB RAM /Win XP SP2,ATI RADEON 7500 32 Mb, 15", WiFi,Bluetooth, 40 Gb HD
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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-02-20, 12:30 PM
Or better, Create your own recovery cd's before you need them.
Newer versions of Rescue and recovery will allow you to do a selective recovery but I am not sure if you can extract only one file. I think the intent there was to allow you to restore Windows but not install all the apps included in the standard preload.
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04-04-2008

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Re: T61 - Problem with Rescue and Recovery Lenovo Utility, doesn't work

2008-04-04, 19:17 PM
Hi all,

When I use the Rescue and Recovery in my T61 to restore original Vista Business Home OS, system show error "%s failed to restore ...".
Please help me.
Now, I can't restore original OS on my T61 and can't access Rescue and Recovery by blue button "ThinkVantag".

Before that, I used "Ghost 8.3" program to create a backup for the recovery partition and stored it on DVD and then, I installed new OS (XP professional) overwrite to Vista Business Home OS.
After that, when I want to restore original OS (Vista), this error ocurred.

Note: my recovery partition is existing.

Thanks,
bigrain
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