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02-28-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2008-12-22, 18:50 PM

Cass;

 

I received advice as to how to handle the problem, but wasn't able to solve the issue and will now resort to simply backing up the hard drive and then utilizing the NOVO button and proceeding from there.

 

It was advised that I move programs from the C drive to the D drive and then delete those same programs from the C drive--easier said than done!

 

I was able to copy the selected programs individually and then add them to the D drive. I wasn't however, able to delete them from the C drive after I copied them to the D drive. Subsequently, I now have the same programs on the C and the D drive which just results in duplication and further loss of hard drive space without helping the issue of limited space on the C drive.

 

By utilizing the NOVO button, I hope to put the hard drive back to the state it was in when new. After that, I will not add any new programs unless I am given the option of which drive I would like to have the program installed on (D of course, because it is larger). My problem began when I was not given this option when downloading specific programs, and therefore they loaded to the C drive--now it is full and my computer is quite slow compared to when it was new.

 

If you try to move selected programs from C to D drive and ARE able to  subsequently delete them from the C drive, please reply with the method you used so others can follow your lead.

 

Thanks.

 

John Stephens

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12-22-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2008-12-23, 4:50 AM

hey John,

does that also include all program files? I was told by friends that I am not supposed to mess with Program files...so I dont know.

In any case, whats this NOVO button? is it on the keyboard or is it under the computer somewhere? Thanks for the help!

Cass

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2008-12-23, 13:36 PM

Cass;

 

 

Only move those programs which you have personally downloaded after receipt of your computer. These should be things like Google Earth  or anti-spyware or word processing programs that you added to the computer. When you installed them onto the hard drive they SHOULD have given you the option of which drive on which to install them--some programs fail to do this and automatically load themselves to the C drive. The result is a full C drive and empty D drive like we have now.

 

The NOVO button is the one-button-restore feature on the computer. On the Y-410 it is located in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. Refer to your owner's manual for usage or go on-line and download a Y-410 manual if yours is not available. By usage of the NOVO button, your hard drive will revert to the state in which it was when it was new from the factory--everything else placed on the hard drive will be lost, so back up the programs and data before using the NOVO button. The NOVO button was placed on the computer to allow a recovery from a virus that would disable the computer and is a fairly radical method to achieve the results we are looking for--a usable C drive rather than a full one.

 

Good luck!

 

PS. I'm NOT an expert on these things but I can't seem to get any help either so this is the only way that I can see to get the hard drive issue resolved. If someone else has a better idea I would love to hear what they have to say.

 

John Stephens

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12-27-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2008-12-27, 22:42 PM
Hello!

I have Lenovo 3000 G410. Partitions C: and D: have a strange size: 100 Gb - C, 30 Gb - D. C is too large for the system only, and D is too small for keeping all neccessary files on it. Also I want to install Linux. So I need to resize partitions. Is there a way to resize them but keep One Key Recovery working? Or can I install some other soft instead of OKR that will do similar functions and reacting on Novo key?

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11-27-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2008-12-28, 0:42 AM
It is true that we can install some softwares in drive D but windows updates eat up a lot of space in drive C.

Is there any method to install windows updates in drve D?
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08-15-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2009-01-19, 7:26 AM

I do have the same problem but mine is more worse, having 400MB + free space on C.

 

Does shrinking the drive D space will increase the size on  drive C ? If i do it on the disk management ?

 

Any thoughts ?

 

Dennis

Note from Moderator:  Resolved formatting issue.

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01-30-2009

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2009-02-07, 13:57 PM

Hi

 

 me to same as this problem, Drive C is 20 gb but currently 1.2 gb free space only, space  is lower and lower, now 300 mb  ONLY let.

 

please help!

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12-20-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2009-02-07, 15:21 PM

I figured this out. You need to turn off your rescue software and delete any and all backups of your hard drive. The back ups are complete copies of your drive. They take up tons of space. You should get most of your drive back when you do this.

 

Go to Start,all programs, Lenovo Care and navigate to the back up files.

 

Good luck.

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04-10-2009

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2009-04-10, 14:35 PM

Hello everyone.

 

I have a lenove 3000 Y410. It has onekey recovery 4.65 version. It does not have system backup. Im getting tired of whenever I recovery my C drive, I have to install some softwares and drivers not included in the default image backup the lenovo has. Like printer drivers, windows updates, anti-virus updates, and more.. So here's my question:

 

1. What onekey recovery version have a backup features? or does 4.65  have this that I failed to know what to do/how to do/go there?

 

2. Is the onekey recovery 6.0 compatible with any lenove notebooks, specifically, is it compatible with my 3000 Y410?

 

I have search the lenovo site, and also this forum, but I failed to see some results concerning compatiblity, and other matters concerning my inquiry.

 

Thank you so much lenovo community for any help or information you can share.

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04-12-2008

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Re: Disk Partitioning and OneKey Recovery Feature on Y410

2009-07-05, 7:49 AM

I'm hoping someone has come up with an answer to the question that John Stephens posted on 10/14/08 --

 

Problem:  The C drive on my Y410 is nearly full; the D drive is nearly empty.

 

I haven't loaded many new programs, but those I've loaded go to the C drive; I don't get the option of putting them on the D drive.

 

How can I move some programs from my C drive to my D drive?

 

 

Thanks.

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