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Rajareits
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Restoring Vista to factory state without resetting the partitions.

Hi!

 

Got a problem. I need to restore Windows Vista in my T61. I have 3 partitions: C (Vista), D (XP), and E (documents and etc.). How can I restore it with my partitions staying like they are?

 

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Reio. 

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Re: Restoring Vista to factory state without resetting the partitions.

Using the onboard restore will not disturb the partitions. Press the blue Thinkvantage button during startup.
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Re: Restoring Vista to factory state without resetting the partitions.

Sorry for being so dumb, but what's an onboard restore? The one on my hard drive?

And if you're right. How come it tells me it deletes the entire hard drive?

 

EDIT: yeah you're right, it won't delete my entire hard drive. Thanks.

But now I got an error if I try to do a custom restore. It says it's preparing my hard disk and then it fails to restore (without any explanations). What now?

 

EDIT2: found out, why it fails. The problem is that every time I go to R&R, it changes itself to C drive. How can I avoid that?

 

EDIT3: yet when it tells me to save files, it shows that C is the right drive. But why does it fail when I try to restore it? 

Message Edited by Rajareits on 12-14-2008 05:10 PM

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