I am trying to upgrade my 3000 N200 hard disk to a larger, faster disk (250G).
I find the recovery function (Lenovo care key at boot) to be very useful, as I am a computer tech and my system deserves to be reinstalled often.
My question is: How do I migrate the recovery partition to my new disk.
I used Symantec Ghost to clone from disk to disk (I put both in a desktop PC and copied straight from 1 to the other), but let ghost change the size of the data partitions (to my knowledge, ghost kept the exact same size for the hidden recovery partiton).
But when I attempt to boot into the recovery partition, i just hangs after the F-key choice (where I pressed F11) on a blank screen.
I saw one can make some disks and restore from disks, but I would like to use the recovery partition as it is self contained and always with the computer by definition.
Is there a way to get things to work on the new disk. I do have access to the old disk as it is still working OK, if slow.
The recovery disks will also make the service partition during installation process