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Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Question: Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

After I did a clean install of Win10 about a year ago, I created a USB Recovery Drive. I also have a Norton Security Recovery Drive and I?ve created USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi. I also use Acronis to create regular full disk images and I have a USB Bootable Acronis Rescue Drive.

With the USB Recovery Drive and the USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi, do I still need to keep the Recovery Partition that Win10 created when I did the original install? Are the files in that partition used by the system to create the USB Recovery Drive?

Also out of curiosity I executed the ?reagentc/info? command and I see that the Windows RE status is disabled. Did creating the USB Recovery Drive do that or is something else going on? If I keep the recovery partition then do I need to re-enable it and if so how do I do that?

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Preferred Solution: Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

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Answer: Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Hi, you don't need the manufacturer's recovery partition unless you planned to restore the PC to as bought e.g. to sell it on.
You could create a disk image of it and save it on an external disk, then delete it from your PC.

Windows RE: Suggests you have a corrupt or missing partition - System Reserved. Note that Disk Management does not show this 16Mb partition. You need a 3rd party partition manager to see it.

See this (lots of technical detail):
Just a moment...

And do a couple of checks to see if it really is missing.

Thread where this problem was resolved:
Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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My T61's Rescue and Recovery software in WinXP can't recognise/use the Vista's ServiseV002 partition to go back to factory settings.  I tried both in the pre-boot program and the Rescue and Recovery  in windows Xp, but both of them can't get to the hidden partition to go back to factory settings. I didnt make a rescue CD before formatting the C drive. I think the hidden partition is enough for me to get a clean Vista when I want at that time but I am wrong.  Hope someone can get me an answer, thank you! BTW i am in a educational system, I can get Vista Ultimate for 7 bucks, so if I can't get the Vista from the hidden drive, I can just bought one from school. It's not the end of the world!!!

Answer:T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

anyone can help?

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I installed Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my 3000 N100 0768GZQ laptop and deleted the partition in which i had installed Vista using fdisk. However, fdisk also deleted the Lenovo rescue and recovery partition. Not realizing this i created 2 new partitions in the free space. Now I want to install Vista in one of these partitions and I don't have a Lenovo Rescue and Recovery drive or the recovery CDs. Please help me.

Answer:Lost Lenovo Rescue and recovery partition in 3000 N100 0768GZQ have no recovery disks, please help

You can either get a hold of Vista installation disks and install it manually, or call Lenovo support and ask for recovery disks. They may charge you for the disks as you are supposed to create your own recovery disks.





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 I have gone to restore my laptop to Factory setting but in the rescue and recovery application i do not have any option to recover to the laptop as it came out the factory. When i got the laptop i created rescue media and have a set of 4 disks, All DVD(2 are 8.5GB). The R&R  boots and asks for the Final C disk. None of the disks display in the backup listbox. Before i went for a fresh install using a Windows 7 disk, i got R&R to off load media to a portable drive. This will boot to a different version of R&R similar to the post 2008 walkthrough. But the screen i get does not have the radio button for Factory restore, just the backup and when i put my DVD's in, no backup is found from the media i have... I removed the factory partition after i created the media as i presumed i could get back to the factory using them. My fresh install of windows 7 works but downloading the wireless driver from Lenovo doesn't activate... wish i never started to mess with it now.... Any suggestions???













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Answer:Edge 525 & Rescue & Recovery & No recovery Partition But Disks

Update: All Restored and Working again... Must label the Disks better in the future... I had 4 disks in a bundle, the first being the Rescue repair disk, which boots to a similar screen. As 1 of my disks didn't do anything in the various rescue and recovery application i used from previous thinkpads. Turned out this was bootable and the proper rescue and recovery for my set of disks... cdrivebackup.swm took ages to load and then asked for the second disk. Processed and now 1 working system again... now to move all the data back...

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Hi there people. First post so sorry if it's in the wrong place or anything. I've had as much of a search as I can and haven't found anyone with quite the same situation as me. The questions come at the end of the rambling background to my problem!!! Hope you can make it through to the end! My E520 recently just went beyond it's warranty and surprise surprise fairly soon after that I got a warning through ThinkVantage that there was a problem with my internal hard drive. When I googled the problem it said that the hard drive was going to fail and to replace it immediately.  As I (like an idiot) hadn't got round to backing up my computer properly (I'd saved all music, photos and videos to a seperate hard drive but hadn't done a Rescue and Recovery or Windows back up) I went out and bought a seperate hard drive to back up the computer and some disks to create the recovery boot disks.  When I went to the Q drive to do this I misunderstood the question about do I want to create a data back up disk. I thought this meant all my media so I said no and created just the boot recovery disks.  So my question (told you I'd get there) is this. When I replace the internal hard drive and use the boot disks to install windows will I then be able to use the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to restore my computer to it's former glory? Or will the fact that I'm not restoring the Lenovo skin (sorry if my terminology is wrong here. Not sure what to call it) ... Read more

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Hello, I've lost access to my Thinkpad because of lost password to Hard disk.Then purchased another HDD and installed OS and drivers. Getting few problems, one is that I cannot use ThinkVantage key to restore my system. But I have Rescue and Recovery Startup Disk & Product Recovery Disks, so can I recover my old HDD?If not possible to use the old, can I get back my system working[as factory default] with those disks? Thanks.

Answer:Thinkpad z60m: HDD password [But have Rescue and Recovery Startup Disk & Product Recovery Disks]

For second option, what will be the passwords of the recovered system: BIOS, HDD, Windows?

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Hello, I never created recovery disks when I purchased my T60 over three years ago.  I regret that. Now I am wondering if it is possible to do so.  When I launch Create Recover Media (rrmedia.exe), it crashes immediately:AppName: rrmedia.exeAppVer: 1.0.0.1ModName: unknownModVer: 0.0.0.0Offset: 0018089aEventID: 1000 I cannot request recovery disks from Lenovo, because my system is out of warranty now. So I think it is either it is impossible to use rrmedia.exe at this point (since in the meantime, I've upgraded to XP SP3, etc) or I need to upgrade or reinstall Rescue and Recovery.  However, trying the latter opens up a can of worms: 1) Rescue and Recovery shows version 3.01.0037.  Running system update to patch to 3.01.0042 fails: "A later version of 'Rescue and Recovery - Client Security Solution' is already installed on this machine.  The setup cannot continue." 2) When I try to uninstall RR from Add/Remove programs, it fails: "Another version of this product is already installed.  Installation of this version cannot continue.  To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel" 3) When I try to upgrade to the latest 4.xx, it says I must first uninstall the current version, which from the above, I cannot do. So the machine is confused as to which version it has, and it won't let me upgrade, uninstall, or reinstall. In summary:&... Read more

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I recently created Recovery Discs in Windows XP, but when I insert Disc 2, it always says that it is the incorrect disc so I cannot continue the factory restore.Now I'm trying to restore by booting into the Rescue and Recovery on my hard drive, but it cannot find the hidden factory partition on the hd. It also now says that the restore had a "convertion" error when it wouldn't recognize disc 2 and will not let me try to look at my hard drive to restore anymore. If I use the RR boot disc, it will let me try to restore, but it finds nothing restorable on the HD.I did look at the hard drive and see 2 partitions with one being a IBM_SERVICE partition with 3.9GB total size and 2.9GB free space.Please help, thanks.

Answer:t43: Recovery Discs are corrupt and Rescue and Recovery won't restore from the Hard Drive?

Hi, maybe somebody here could help me. i've totly lost the original partition of IBM on my T41 thinkpad. If somebody could advise me how do i get it back, i would appreciate it very much. Thanks,Shai

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 I am doing a fresh install in the following rather than cloning because the system has not been reinstalled for 4yrs.  From an external usb CD drive (internal drive removed) I installed the recovery disks onto a 160GB Samsung HM160HC PATA drive with no problem .  Then clicked the restart button.  My T42 booted right back into the opening page of the Rescue and Recovery routine.  On restarting again I used F12 to get the list of drives and selected the Samsung HDD.  This did not help.  Have repeated startup numerous times.  The computer could not be looking at any other drive because the Samsung is the only one connected.  I am tempted to download Lenovo's available BIOS update while logged-in with the old 30GB drive regardless of the fact that my  Embedded Controller Program is ver 3.04 and supposed to be suitable for the 160GB drive upgrade.  If anyone has a suggestion please let me know.













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Answer:T42 HDD upgrade- Recovery disks install but hard drive only boots to Rescue and Recovery routine.

Welcome to the forum!
 
Wipe the hard drive clean.
 
Boot from the first (Rescue & Recovery CD) and follow the prompts. You'll have 7 more CDs to go through (5 for the earlier version).
 
Once the process is complete, the machine will instruct you to remove the final CD and reboot. At that point, you should be able to boot from the hard drive with no interaction required.
 
Good luck.

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When I push the Q: recovery drive> Create recovery media, I get a message saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again."How do I go about fixing this and creating a recovery disk?

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Hello!I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with a windows 7 32 bit version. There was no system disk added. I learned that the windows 7 version is hidden in a recovery partition. I now want to create a system disk to save the windows 7 32 bit version just in case and install a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version on the computer. Can you tell me what I have to do? Thank you!

Answer:How to create a recovery system disk from the hidden recovery partition?

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

Answer:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
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Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied.But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember wrong, but the first two DVDs were called by the wizard as disk 1, and the third one was called disk 2.The first one has been written 0.22 GB only. Following is the content of the DVD (right click the image and select view the image in a bigger size):
 
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The second one has been written 3.97 GB as follows:
 
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The third one has been written 2.44 GB as follows:
 
Link to pictureI am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I was wondering if I missed something? How is the creation process supposed to be like? Thanks and regards!
 
 
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Answer:Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Looks okay to me. In the past, after I created a recovery disk set once I have the new laptop.I would use the Roxio software or any similar software to create ISO image of the 3 discs, and store these in a network drive or 2nd harddisk. Then I would reboot and use thinkvantage to factory restore the laptop (takes about <15 minutes now if window 7), this will restore the capability to create recovery disc again, and then I can burn another set of recovery disks. The reason I have 2 or more sets is because one time I had an issue with my T61 a long time ago and when using the recovery disk discovered that the 2nd disk is bad. From that i learn my lessons and have multiple backup in case the media was scratched, wrap under heat or i accidentally erase/overwrite my DVDRW. One of the disk out of the 3 is normally the bootup disk which you can use a CDRW disc, the other 2 is quick large in file size and DVD discs are needed.

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I have an IBM A31 and I want to use the rescue and recovery partition, when I boot the system there is no option to press F11 or the Thinkpad button and nothing happens when i press either of them. Also when i go to the bios startup section the IBM Product Recovery Program Prompt (F11 key message) says it is enabled and it is grayed out and can not be selected. Also I am 100% sure that the rescue and recovery partition is still on the HDD. Any help would be great.

Answer:IBM A31 Rescue & Recovery Partition

Welcome to the forum!From what you're describing, the recovery partition is gone. You'll need a set of restore disks to set it up again.

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I have searched and searched and have yet to find the answer. If this is already posted, I haven?t found it... I have a Lenovo X61 ThinkPad Tablet and I have recently installed Windows 7. Unfortunately Windows 7 is not working out for me and would like to go back to xp pro. I'm hoping that by using the rescue and recovery option I can restore the original operating system and be good to go. But I can not get the system to boot into the Rescue and Recovery program. I know the partition is still there by looking at the drive in windows disk manager. I have tried re-installing the rescue and recovery program and I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing press any key to restart" I have not created any recovery cd for that I don?t have a cd drive on the laptop. I want to bring the rescue and recovery program back to life, if not, im going to end up having to wipe the entire drive and install xp, a method I haven?t figured out yet since I do not have a cd drive on the laptop. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks  

Answer:Rescue and Recovery Partition

This is what you require but you'll need a usb floppy:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-54483Be sure to read instructions including how to create diskette image.





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hi guys i use a lenovo 3000h series desktop and i have lost the rescue and recover partition due to an incorrect partitioning during suse linux installation i see that rescue and recovery software is available as download for lenovo j series 3000 desktops i wonder if i could download and use it pls help me people!!!!

Answer:lost my rescue and recovery partition

Rescue and Recovery is not supported with the Lenovo 3000 H Series products. The 3000 H Series systems came with a program called One Touch Recovery. One Touch Recovery is not available for download, but if you may be able to get assistance from the Lenovo Support Center.List of support phone numbers for Lenovo 3000 J Series desktops:http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-63260

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Hello, So I just received my X300 in the mail I am trying to determine wether it has a fault or if the software on the Rescue and Recovery partition for this model is different than most. I have run all available updates through the ThinkVantage System Update application and version 4.2 of Rescue and Recovery is what is installed. When I boot R&R from the ThinkVantage button at startup the workspace loads normally. However, when I get passed the simple interface there is nothing listed under the "Diagnostic" section. There is a link for "Diagnostic Overview" which opens a window providing information that seems to indicate I should be able to load the PC-Doctor for DOS program from the R&R menu but this option does not seem to exist. My ThinkPad is configured without an optical drive so I cannot boot the stand-alone PC-Doctor for DOS image that is available for download. Mostly I'm just trying to understand how I would troubleshoot the hardware on this computer in the event that the primary OS will not boot, I am not currently experiencing an issue. Thanks in advance for any help / clarification. 

Answer:No diagnostics available in Rescue and Recovery partition

Find PC-Doctor for Windows, which probably is included in your start menu. You can do "check system health" from there.

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Hello all,Yesterday I purchased a G550 2958 H2Q. I'm hoping one can share some information. I went through couple of threads before posting this. If this posting is not appropriate here, consider my apology.  I am not a techie and never used Windows 7 or One Key Recovery. 1.  I insisted at the store  for a Win XP Pro installation but store keeper said he can't install and this model doesn't  comes with WIn XP Pro. He also advice me to create a recovery disk to be in the safer side. He said I will required to have 3 DVDs (4.7GB) to get this done. 2. At home I clicked the program One Key Recovery and click one regot 3 options - I. Create a recovery disk from an existing image, ii. Create a recovery disk from existing systemiii. Create a recovery disk from factory.I thought 3rd one will be best and went with it. Next thing I saw that t required 3 DVDs. I went on with it. But to my surprise it was done with 2 dvds. (however information was that it required 3 dvds) ..This is confusing..is everything all right? do i have the recovery disc ready?3. Next i called up the store guy, he said first i need to create an image and keep it within the hard drive. and then  burn that image to dvd ( first option                             ) - i did this. i got an image in ... Read more

Answer:One Key Recovery - Partition and back up - confused

Hi, You're lucky if you only have 2 partitions - isn't there a nice tiny one of 0,2 Gigabytes also? What I can tell you is that I spent a lot of time as well trying to mend the soft/partitioning and to get rid of bloatware! In short: I did a clean reinstall + recovered my OEM activation + partitioned the HDD as I wanted. Now it looks and reacts familiar (I used XP as well, before).BEWARE: trying partitions managers as Easeus or Paragon has blocked my partitions - they seem to be "coded" somehow.Do not hesitate: after you backup activation erase totally HDD (I used killdisc) and all shall be gone and you start fresh. Get a Win 7 serching for "digitalriver" Get ABW for activation restoring Get drivers from Lenovo support, install only what you need by function not all of them! Send a PM if you need more details. Regards from Romania! Enjoy!  

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Hi all, recently I decided to reformat my laptop and found that the rescue and recovery process that came with the laptop doesn't seem to work and when I called technical support, they said it would cost money to send me the recovery CDs.  I am wondering, before I pay, if this is common practice?  Thanks for your time,  

Answer:Rescue and Recovery Partition doesn't work

I don'tr know what is "normal" but charging for the media seems like an extremely poor choice on the part of Lenovo AND in my opinion it should always be sent out with a new computer.  That is what I had experienced in the many years that I bought Dell laptops - just recently bought my first ThinkPad (W510) and am in general quite pleased with it. I just had an entirely different issue with Lenovo (they gave me inaccurate and misleading information about th build and then based on my purchase decision on that).  As part of my negotiation with them for fairness and to keep me as a relatively satisfied customer one of the things that I got was the recovery media at no charge - I am in USA. Since you voluntarily chose to reformat your computer it perhaps a slightly different situation, but unless you did something "wrong" the recovery partition "shaould have" worked for you as part of that process.  Unfortunately, as I understand from this forum and elsewhere the partition does not always work and that is why most recommend burning your own media or to have it from the mfg.  It is more than an annoyance that Lenovo and others no longer spend the few dollars in their cost to provide this, and I would recommend politely complaining especially if you can point to documented cases where your model has failed and a different person tried to use the recovery partition and the latter did not work. Seemingly you are without your machine; have relied on... Read more

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I recently upgraded to windows 10 creator edition from the anniversary edition.The rescue and recovery partition which is 498 mb has only just over 30 mb of free space, before this update it had 50 mb of free space.I tried to create a new system image using the facilities in Windows, which I have used previously, but failed due to lack of space. When staring the process when it tried to create a shadow copy. if failed due to lack of space, requires 50 mb of space.This raises 2 questions1. What files are in this partition as I am unable to view them2. How can I make more free space in this partition  

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I have a 3000 V200 running Vista that I want to return to factory state. I can boot into Vista OK but can't boot into Resuce & recovery with the maintenance button. I get the dreaded  'BOOTMGR is missing' message. This after installing Windows 7 (which may not have been relevant).Initially, I couldn't get any response from the R&R partition and had an error when I tried to create recovery disks (I can't remember the actual words).  So I downloaded the latest version of R&R (v 4.2.1)  and used it to create a new CD & DVD and used them to rebuild and all seemed to go well. As I said above, I can boot into Vista but not into R&R. I found the item below on the Lenovo site here.  However, I  can't do the second (it's too late) and I have tried the first to no avail.Any suggestions as to what I can try next? Rgrds Peter SymptomStarting the computer and pressing the ThinkVantage, LenovoCare, or F11 button results in the error message "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart."In order to avoid upgrade incompatibilities, Rescue and Recovery disables the install modules used in a Factory Restore operating during the Rescue and Recovery upgrade process. If the computer is shipped with Windows Vista installed, and the user upgrades Rescue and Recovery, creates recovery discs for Factory Restore, and then restores from those recovery discs, an error message is displayed stating "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+D... Read more

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition

Well, I have solved my own problem. I downloaded the R&R package again and reinstalled it. After a reboot, eureka - I can boot into the R&R partition again.Hope this might help someone else!RgrdsPeter



Long time ThinkPad user: 770, 600, T40, X300, now X301 240gb SSD, 8 GB ram (love it! :-)) Windows 7 64 bit.

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Hello, I just migrated my X240 OS (Win8.1) from HDD to SSD, and swapped the HDD with SSD. Everything went smooth, so instead of the 500GB HDD I now had a 500GB SSD. However, I thought it might be best to start 'fresh'and do a reset to factory settings. On the SSD (a clone of the HDD) I see all partions, including the Recovery partition. However, if I attempt to reset to factory settings, I get the message that Windows could not find the Recovery environment. I did make a recovery USB flash drive, but it doesn't help at all. Also, booting from the recovery USB drive does not work -the screen remains black when I try to boot from it. So, even though I still have the recovery partition and though I have a recovery USB, I don't seem to be able to do a clean install. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or how I can do the reset? If my recovery partition/USB flash drive fail, can I get a Win8.1 DVD/download from Lenovo perhaps? After all, I have a legitimate Win8 version and I think I took all reasonable precautions by creating a recovery USB flash drive... Any help is appreciated. Many thanks! 

Answer:Cannot reset X240 to factory settings with Recovery partition / USB Recovery drive

Following up on my post, I finally managed to do a clean install/reset to factory settings using my "old" HDD drive (the original drive from which I cloned to SSD) in an external casing via USB. So apparently the Recovery partition on the HDD was functional.However, I'm still not able to make a functional Recovery USB flash drive. I already made 1 in the past, and I just re-did this, but when I try to boot from the recovery flash drive, I just get a black screen and nothing happens. I noticed during creation of the Recovery flash drive, that I cannot select the option to copy the contents of the Recovery Partion to the flash drive. That's why the size is so small I guess: only a few hundred MB whereas the flash drive is 32GB in size. I presume this is the reason I cannot use/boot from the Recovery USB flash drive. Does anyone know why I can't create a proper USB Recovery flash drive?  All help is appreciated!  

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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.
 

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Hello,I am attempting to use BitLocker on my X61 Tablet ThinkPad but have run across an error message that is preventing me from initializing the BitLocker encryption. The message reads as follows: "Your system is not configured to use BitLocker Drive Encryption. If there is a bootable CD or DVD in your computer, remove it...if the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions." I have run the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool which has created its own boot drive (S and that program tells me that all is in order.  Additionally, I have verified that I have a fully updated BIOS.There is no bootable CD or DVD in the computer but there is what I assume to be Lenovo's Recovery software on a hidden and unalterable drive that appears in Disk Management. I cannot make changes to this drive; it is labeled only as"Healthy" and "EISA Configuration."Is this recovery drive the culprit that is preventing BitLocker from working? And if so, can it be disabled or BitLocker tricked into functioning while it is still present?Thanks for your help!













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Answer:BitLocker prevented from working by Rescue and Recovery Partition?

You might want to take a look at the Rescue & Recovery Deployment Guide which can be downloaded from the Admin Tools page:   http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantageadmin There is a section in there about  compatibility with Vista BitLocker. 

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HI All, Can anyone tell me how to properly partition the HD in order for the Blue Button(thinkVantage) to work again? Does it matter in the order how you create the partition...? (I create one partition then separate them via Partition Manager)I load the image back via Norton Ghost v10... but the Rescue and Recovery section is not responding... I remember the section is created as (EISA system) as it is reported by Disk Manger (not extended or logical type) Please help here... thanks 

Answer:How to partition HD in order to load the rescue and recovery backup

Don't bother the partition or it will not work.You probably need to fix the MBR with this.





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Hi I am new to forum and have very limited computer knowledge. I need to restore my Thinkpad edge 15 to factory settings but when I press enter to interupt normal setup, Rescue and Recovery workspace doesn't open. All I get is 3 options: to start up from temporary backup disc or something like that, enter BIOS setup, or enter normal startup. How can I access the Rescue and Recovery Workspace to access Full Restore? Any advice or help would be very much appreciated...PLEASE!

Answer:How to restore factory settings from Rescue and Recovery Partition?

Hello mate, Press F11 instead of enter.





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Hello, How can I make bootable rescue and recovery (factory default) partition to USB-stick/-hard drive? When my hard disk fails (as it will) and I install new hard drive do I then get free recovery USB-stick from Lenovo? Or how this works with computers without DVD-drive. I would not like to go Linux/dd etc. zone. Just dead simple next, next, next prog which makes bootable USB-stick and copies recovery data to stick.

Answer:How to make bootable rescue and recovery partition to USB-stick

System:Windows 7 64-bitThinkPad Edge 13" with Intel processor (SU7300)

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Hi,What is the difference between the two?? Sorry if this is a stupid question lol Can I still back up from previous state using rescue and recovery if i do not have the Q partition?? b/c i do not think I will ever bring this laptop to the factory state again.

Answer:Difference between the Q partition recoverable Boot and the Rescue and Recovery??

The Q partition is where lenovo puts the files needed to build the factory recovery DVDs.  You cannot actually boot to this partition, and this partition has nothing to do with rescue & recovery.  You can safely delete the Q partition if you have already built the recovery DVDs or if you're sure that you won't ever need them in the future.  Obviously lenovo encourages you to build the recovery DVDs just in case, you never know when you might need them in the future!

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Hi,My T61p has suddenly stopped booting up properly, the ThinkVantage button doesn't work (I cannot access Rescue and Recovery) and I am traveling and do not have my backup CD with me. Is there a way I can get access to the hidden partition with Vista on it and rebuild from there? I found this website that seems to describe what I want to do:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4UFUYKHowever, my Thinkpad neither came with a floppy disk drive (which computer nowadays does?) and I also don't have a folder c:/IBMTOOLS that is mentioned in there.My details are:- I am running Vista Ultimate (english version)- T61p- I only have access to a French version of Vista Business to start a recovery console (with which I backed up my files)The symptoms are:- Cannot access Rescue and Recovery (when I press the button I only get a screen asking me to access the BIOS, boot normally or boot from a different device)- Several system drivers seem to be missing (e.g. intelide.sys or acpi.sys)- My MBR may have been destroyed previously (a Vista tool recreated it)- Both my HD and main memory passed diagnostic tests, so the problem isn't thereMy questions are:- Is there a way I can access the hidden partition and initiate a reinstall from there from the command-line (my French recovery console)- Is there a way I can recover access to Rescue and Recovery without requiring a floppy disk?Any help is appreciated,Petra
 
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I need to make a rescue/recovery/restore disk/usp for computer.  started process and got to the part that said "you can only make one copy"  or You have one shot at this so you better get it right. I was given a number to call when HP returned my computer but the number is not valid, and refers to another number which is always busy If I do try and make this rescue/recover/restore disk and mess up can it be reversed.  Remember I don't have recover/rescue disk.  Going to try HP again 

Answer:Rescue Recovery USB or disk

You do have a recovery partition on the hard drive which can be used to recover. What advice do you want before going forward? You have burnable disks or a usb thumb drive ready to write, corrrect? The process is pretty automatic. 

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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Hello - I'm attempting to breathe new life into a pair of T60s [Both are 2006AY7] with new HDDs.  {One ... i dropped ; the second ... caught a sophisticated virus , i think}. During this (yet unsuccessful) process , i began by installing the OEM Recovery disk (5? CD set) , and then a distribution of XP , which enabled partitioning and formating (DiskPart?). I intend to install XP and apps on one partition , and data on another , perhaps linux elsewhere at a later date. The Recovery diskset seemed to want the service partition (host protected area?) as the first 10GB . I accidently/desperately later then began to install the XP system there . My present plan of attack is to use an external bay to partition/format the new HDD using the XP tools from another  (functional) system , then install the new HDD in the (temporarily) deceased T60 , after which i'll again use the factory Recovery disk set to see how/if it procedes. What file system should i format the service/HPA partition with/to? The XP primary partition will , of course , be formatted for NTFS. Thanks for your patience! -Tom  m , fr ny.... 

Answer:HDD 'service area' (hidden partition) for Rescue&Recovery :: what format for XP on a T60 ?

The recovery disks will wipe out any partitioning that you do. (BTW, it isn't an HPA)

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So, in a nutshell, I have been bitten by the Bluetooth uninstall bug that has completely trashed my Windows 7 boot partition.  I tried to install the latest version and near the end of installation, it threw up an error message and then rolled back.  Upon reboot, i had an error message coming up about bluetooth.  So, I tried again to update but same error.  So, i figured I would uninstall the current installed version and then install the new version.  Well, uninstalling the old version blew out my drive by deleting just about everthing that was in the partition.  Of course, after the uninstall it stated i need to reboot for changes to take effect.  When I rebooted, threw up a black screen with message about corruption and to put in windows 7 disk and try and repair.  That didn't work (obviously as most of my files are gone). I have a parttion on the drive with Win XP Pro and that will boot but the version of Rescue and Recovery under XP will not load the backups that were created under Windows 7 and R&R v. 4.3.1. So, my question is, how do i restore my backup on the Windows 7 partition?  Do i need to reinstall from the Win 7 disk to the Windows 7 partition and then install R&R 4.3.1 and then run and restore from the backup or is there some other easier way I can run a version of R&R v.4.3.1 to do a restore. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Thanks. Dan

Answer:How can I run Rescue and Recovery to restore Partition that was blown out by Bluetooth uninstall

I think you can hit F11 at POST to boot into the R&R environment, where it should let you restore from an existing backup. You can also consider running a file recovery tool on the drive to try and recover some files.

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Hello to everyone viewing this forum. I'm from the Philippines, and this is my first time posting in the forums. I bought my Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook from Singapore, and it's over a year old now. Well, we all know that the built-in ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program gives us a last resort when our laptops fail, and we all know that the hard drive partition where it resides is in a partition that is hidden, right? Well here's my problem.. I encountered a Windows problem which made me use a borrowed Windows operating system disk to repair it (via Windows startup repair), as although I have created recovery media already, I still want to back-up my data before that. Now after I have gone through the Windows Startup Repair service, and when I logged on, I was surprised to see the supposed to be hidden partition now appearing in My Computer! And as if that's not enough, when I try to boot Rescue and Recovery via the Lenovo Care button, it doesn't work anymore! Neither can I make Rescue and Recovery medium (Create Rescue Media on the Internal Hard drive) as it gives the following error: "The Files required for creating the rescue media cannot be found." And when I try to make Rescue Media on a CD/DVD: "An internal error has caused this process to fail." I would like to ask all you kind people here for your help with this issue.I'm considering backing up all files I need via the Rescue and Recovery workspace, but since I can't access R&R I'm ... Read more

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thanks for taking time to read this.... i have a lenovo N500 and it has become unbootable.  i have looked at the rescue/recovery disk set i made when i first got the computer and am tempted to use it.  however, i'm not sure if it wipes the drive or gives me a chance to repair the drive first.  

Answer:question about rescue and recovery disk

hi nworbekim,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Communityf Forums!
 
If your Os is Windows 7
 
  If you use the One Key Recovery / Create Recovery CD / Initial Backup
Then it would load the system back to that state deleting all current Data and files on Drive C:
 
as an alternative...
 
Check this thread for downloading a Windows 7 ISO and burn it into DVD as bootable.
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Win-7-ISO-DVDs/m-p/894353#M33884
 
 
Use that and start it as you'll install an OS, then you will reach a page like this

 
Choose the repair your computer option to repair your non bootable Windows.
 
Best Regards
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Hello every one.  I was trying to restore the T61 7660-CTO to it's original setup using the Rescue & Recovery 4 program.  After re-booting the system as requested by the program, a Product Recovery Supplimentary Disk was being requested.  I answered no because I didn't have one.  So the next command was to Insert Product Recovery Disk 1, so I placed back the CD I was using (the one generated by the R & R program).  Unfortunately an error message appeared "this is not the correct disk.  Removed the disk and press cancel".  So now the T61 is just looping and the R & R process is not proceeding.  Need you help please.  Thanks in advance.    













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Answer:T61 - Rescue & Recovery 4 looking for Supplimentary Disk

RommelDXB, welcome to the forum, Are you booting into R&R using the blue button or from a boot disc which you received or created?

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When I try to do a R&R backup, I get a message that there isn't enough space to do so.  There are no backups to delete to make room.  How do I increase the allocated space -- I know it will take away unused space on "C" drive.

Answer:Rescue and Recovery space on Hard Disk

Hello, please take a look in this thread, there are some hints regarding getting back disc space.

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I have ORK 6.0 preinstalled and I created a backup as soon as I bought the machine. The backup worked fine but I can not create recovery disks since the combo box where you are supposed to chose the drive where the backup will be copied is empty. Any ideas? Thanks in advance   

Answer:S10 - One Key Recovery - Select Drive combo box is empty when I try to create a recovery disk

To create recovery disks, you need an optical drive capable of writing to either CD or DVD media [depending on which method you are using]. I don't  think the S10 has an optical drive so you are left with two options. 1) Connect an USB CD or DVD writer and create the recovery disks. 2) Use VirtualCD to create a virtual CD/DVD writer to which you can write your recovery disks and then transfer to another computer I would actually recommend that after you have created recovery disks, that you look into creating a recovery USB instead of having to carry an USB optical drive with you all the time. Since the recovery disk is based off of Windows PE 2.0, you can do step 3 in this article to make your USB flash drive bootable. Then copy all the files on the recovery disk to the USB. If you use max compression when creating the backup, you can get away with using a 4GB flash drive.





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HI
I'm trying to re-install Windows 8 as it is not working properly, but did not make a copy of the  Dell software image when I bought my Dell XPS 8500. I can not now make a copy of the software image.
When I use Dell Backup and Recovery, it says "it can not detect the recovery partition on this computer it may be missing or corrupt. To recover your computer to the original factory state and restore the recovery partition please use your system recovery discs"
In the past I would have just re-installed the OS from the provided discs and I'm not sure what to do next. At the moment the OS is not working correctly.
Help!
ThanksPaul

Answer:Windows 8 Recovery with no OEM DVD or USB drive or recovery partition

Dell made a software called "Dell Backup and Recovery" to help it's users to backup or recover the Operating System, Factory Installed Drivers and Applications and Personal User Data like Music, Videos, Photos and documents etc. To do so, Dell creates a Hard Partition called Recovery which contains an image of the Operating System, Drivers and Factory installed 3rd party applications like Mcafee Anti Virus which are all together known as Factory Image. Dell recommends it's consumer to backup this Recovery Partition in USB Flash Drive or Multiple DVD's as soon as they Fire the PC for the first time. Now, as you mentioned that you're recovery partition is corrupt, and you don't have the Recovery Media Disc's, none of your data could be recovered. If you PC is covered under warranty, you can call Dell Technical Support and request for the Windows 8 Media Kit & License Key and can simply do a full Operating System Reinstallation. If your PC isn't covered under warranty, you might need to Purchase the Retails Version of Windows 8 Media Kit with License Key for a $100. Remember that you can't use any other Dell Windows 8 Media Kit that didn't not came with your Dell PC as each Dell Windows 8 Media Kit has a Unique System Specific License Key for Windows 8 which is Injected into the System Bios and can't be retrieved by the User.
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Hi,  I have an IdeaPad U310 that needs an HDD replacement, the old disc still works but is dying so I'll use a new drive with same capacity (500 GB) and I'd like to leave as in factory status as possible but I see this is no easy task. I wonder if I can do the following to achieve this: - Format the new drive with OKR8 Engineer- Use the Windows "copy recovery partition to USB" function to copy recovery from the old drive- Install Windows in new drive using this USB and then create an imagen of this installation in the recovery partition Alternatively I wonder is this would be easier by cloning the old drive.  Can you please advise? Thanks! 

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If you have a recovery drive - that includes the recovery partition - made on one computer, but have a toshiba laptop with a bad drive (but the recovery partition is ok), can you replace/copy the partition on the recovery drive with the recovery partition from the bad laptop HD?

My friend's laptop would not boot, and would not factory recover, reset, or refresh. I tried to clone the hard drive before I started messing with the disc. It would not clone, but I was able to copy the recovery partition to a USB drive.

He never make recovery discs, so could not re-install, but I can borrow the recovery drive that my aunt made for her laptop.

Answer:replace recovery partition in recovery drive?

There may be a couple problems with that. The Factory Image is too large to be just copied to a Fat32 partition, so it has to be divided in sections. You could do that using DISM and put the .swm files in the sources folder. Not even a guess as to whether it would work.

There is other information concerning the configuration of the computer making the recovery drive. If it was made on a different computer, that info would probably be incorrect and not allow a reset.

I have never tried, but you might be able to copy the Factory image to a drive formatted as NTFS and then set the recovery to look for that file for a reset. Maybe you have already copied the entire recovery partition...

If you assume the factory image is the same for both systems, can you copy the entire Recovery Image partition from the bad drive to the good drive?

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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows Rescue Disk using WinPE
It allows you access to a non-working system - and provides a visual means to repair the system
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.
Updated Win10PESE ISO
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Windows 8.1 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

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Other Useful Tools and Utilities

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SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files

System Restore Points Gone Missing







Originally Posted by NavyLCDR


Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC SCANNOW and DISM RESTOREHEALTH - Repair Corrupt Files

Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP

Preferred Windows 10 ISO > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
This Program supports any ISO with either an Install.wim or Install.esd

The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

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Hi, On the TP R60e has anybody had trouble in trying to run the Rescue & Recovery backup  - which I try to run weekly? Once Rescue & Recovery starts - it stops and we receive the following message: "Rescue & Recovery does not have enough disk space to perform the requested operation".   Any suggestions and/or recommended fix?  Thank You

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Hello,  I did not make the rescue CD's when I got my w520. I won't make that mistake again. My laptop can no longer boot successfully into Windows 7, including safe mode. Can someone provide me an iso image so I can burn a rescue disk?  Thanks in advance, Ed 

Answer:Need iso image(s) of Rescue Recovery Bootable Disk for w520

This is the Windows 7 64-bit Professional ISO http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso

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Hi,I have been using an Iomega eGO external USB drive for backups.I have been able to list and remove backups (when required) when in Windows 7 and running Rescue & Recovery, but I am unable to get a list of backups when booting from a Recovery DVD into Rescue & Recovery. Basically I am replacing the unencrypted hard drive with an SSD that supports encryption. The aim was to use a full backup made immediately prior to removing the HDD to restore the full system. When booting from the recovery DVD, the Rescue & Recovery utility doesn't list any backups, even when the tick box for listing backups for other systems is checked. It makes no difference whether selecting ALL locations or External USB Drive. Any ideas? Backups aren't much good if you can't retrieve them.If my old disk had failed then I'd be in a worse state than this. I can't say that I'm impressed. 













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Answer:Rescue & Recovery lists no backups on Iomega USB eGO disk

Hello and welcome,
 
Has R&R been updated since you made your bootable DVD?  It's possible there's a version mismatch between your backups and your R&R DVD.
 
You might try burning a new rescue CD - or whatever it's called on your machine, "bootable media" maybe.  That may be able to find your backups.
 
Z.

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Answer:Can't boot Rescue and Recovery on new hard disk in T42p

A bit non-descript that message there... New hard disk, you say. Did you clone the old one? If so, which cloning-program? How are you trying to get to Rescue and Recovery? What happens? A bit more info would probably help...





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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows 10 Recovery Tools and Bootable Rescue Disk in ISO format
Based on the Win10PESE project found on TheOven.org - Thanks to those that contributed..
It allows you access to any non-working system and provides you a visual means to repair that system.
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.

Win14393PESE_x86 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 433562841A1DFAB69B8CA6C944B678C96E3843FEBD9D3EB3F118B1E47E49F7DC

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Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 5E0EA09B00FCC15E40B6F11FFDC5014C40128CA89A3991F518DB92F40616543B

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MODIFY WINPESE (New)


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NavyLCDR said:

Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!









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Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files
Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

To Download Official Windows Setup Media > Use Option #16
This Program supports any Windows 8/8.1/10 Setup Media with an Install.wim or an Install.esd

Image Health
The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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Hi guys, I've got 88GB of space missing after doing rescue and recovery backup but im backing up using external hard disk and install updates for Windows. Afterwhich i realised that i've got 88GB of space missing. Pls help... Thank you so much. Im running Windows 7 64 bit.

Answer:Missing local hard disk space after doing rescue and recovery

in control panel click on system & security then administrative tools then double click computer mangement then double click storage then double click disk management you can see the partitions you can download windirstat you can see allof the files & folders on your HDD & in rescue & recovery you can click the view all backups to see how much space it is using





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I am trying to reset my Lenovo 3000 N100 to factory settings from the Recovery and Rescue CDs I created when I first got the laptop.  At the time, the system created 3 disks which were labeled: Lenovo Rescue S/U; 1C and Final C. The process starts with the Rescue S/U, but after the initial reboot it asks for Disk 1.  I have tried all 3 disks, but none of them are accepted as "Disk 1".  The only options are OK and Cancel.  When I select OK, it asks for Disk 1.  When I select Cancel, it reboots the system returns to the recovery screen, and asks for Disk 1. This is an endless loop.  Can't get past it's looking for Disk 1.

Answer:Problem Restoring Factory settings from Rescue CD (no Recovery Disk 1)

Gerry_M, welcome to the forum,
 
there could be two possible issues at work here which I can think of;
 
after booting from the cd are you choosing to restore your system to factory or to an image? You must select the factory option.
 
Are you getting a message asking for a "supplemental disc"? If so you need to click no at this point and it should then ask for the first recovery disc.
 
Hope this helps

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I have set a power on and hard disk password to prevent any unauthorized user to boot the computer and thats works fine but the problem is that it can be bypassed very easily by pressing the THINKVANTAGE blue button and going through the initial screen of the rescovery process. When you reach the main screen of the recovery process just press on "restart system" and on the next boot up you won't be asked for a password and it will boot into Windows. Is there any way to prevent a user to initiate a rescue and recovery to bypass the password or even better a patch that will trigger the password screen as soon as the blue THINKVANTAGE button is pressed ?

Answer:power on and hard disk password issue with rescue and recovery ?

I just recently discovered this problem as well. I'm hoping someone can help us with this.  

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Today I was investigating something in ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery since one of my attempts to create a set of recovery discs had gone wrong - I created a Rescue Disc (boot disk) instead of a set of Recovery Disks. Basically, what I discovered is that according to this IBM page http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68317.html I am supposed to see two options when clicking "Create Recovery Media" in the ThinkVantage start menu group: (1) Rescue Media and (2) Recovery Discs. In the event that a set of Recovery Discs (option 2) has already been created, this option will become gray and can't be selected, however it will still be visible, displaying the text that you've already created a set of Recovery Discs and that your license doesn't allow you to make any more. The strange thing here is that I don't at all have option 2: Recovery Discs, whether active or inactive (gray)! Please find attached the three relevant screenshots: the last one is of my computer (and is in Dutch but shows you that I have only option 1 to select), the bottom two are from the link I provided above and show the distinction between having option 2 active or inactive (gray text). Does anyone know what is going on here? And will this entitle me to a complimentary (in effect, free) set of Resovery Disks from IBM Support (taking into account my warranty has expired)?  I've got an R50p running Windows XP Pro (1832-W1D). [IMG]http://i38.tinypic.com/2r3w1ts.jpg[/IM... Read more

Answer:Missing option to create set of recovery discs in Rescue & Recovery

hello  pvanden welcome to the forums i see that you have not provided the country or the city in which you live pls read forum rules before posting  coming to your system recovery options if you have already created a recovery cd(not rescue media)it might be advisable for you to contact ibm support as soon as possible since you have a valid windows license you may get a set of product recovery cd's for a nominal fee

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Hopefully someone assist: I have a z61t running XPPro The Recovery CDs (7 discs) were not recognized by the Rescue and Recovery program. It tells me to insert the Last Disc in the series, but nothing is recognized from all the CDs. I performed CD boot from the first Recovery CD; was prompted to insert the last disc but nothing is recognized. How would I go about restoring my system to factory settings, since the created Recovery CDs seem to be useless. Any suggestions?  

Answer:z61t - Created Recovery CDs not recognized by Rescue and Recovery Program

ojomon, welcome to the forum,
 
If you created a recovery cd set you will need to boot from the boot cd you also created, this was the first one. 

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Hi, I own a T60 laptop with Windows XP professional.I bought the Product Recovery CDs separately, around 1 year ago.Now my HDD has completely died, I cannot restore the orginal configuration.So, I got a new HDD, and tried using the product recovery CDs, but realized that I do not have a bootable CD which can ask me to load these product recovery CDs. It seems that Lenovo forgot to ship me this bootable disc - which I have found in forums is called - "Rescue and Recovery CD". How can I get these rescue and recovery CD? Has anybody gone through this?Do I need to buy these CDs again?   I got the following product recovery cds:Main FRU P/N: 43T8618XP-P SP2 Disc 1 of 6: CD P/N 43T8619Disc 2 of 6: CD P/N 43T8620Disc 3 of 6: CD P/N 43T8621Disc 4 of 6: CD P/N 43T8622Disc 5 of 6: CD P/N 43T8623Disc 6 of 6: CD P/N 43T7840  Please help.Peter.     

Answer:Did not receive bootable disc (rescue and recovery CD) along with product recovery CDs.

Anybody - please help.

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I'm trying to restore my pc using the system recovery cds. It is currently stuck on the rescue and recovery 4 screen. Nothing is showing but I can move my mouse around. How long does it take for the language window to pop up? It has been on this screen for over 30minute.  Thank you!

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Hi, I've just purchased an X220 without the hard drive. I've done a clean install Windows 7 and installed all of the drivers. I want to make a rescue and recovery media on internal hard disk drive, but the Rescue and Recovery doesn't see any of my partitions. How do I set the hardisk partition so that it could be recognized by Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery? Thank you.

Answer:Create Rescue and Recovery Media on Internal Hard Disk - X220

Do you mean service partition like System_DRV on the systems with preinstalled win7 and R&R? If "yes" look at this document - R&R Deployment Guide, http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?&DocID=UM007642 , in particular Chapter 4, Scenario 6.

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I had a problem, and it was stil under waranty, so they installed me fresh  Rescue&recovery partition.I wanted to restore my sistem, everything went OK, but it did not instal any drivers. I had working windows xp, without drivers.., maybe i acidentaly exit black window... i do not know. I went to Rescue&recovery again, tried to restor factory state.. it started but i received this message:Product recovery failed to restore your system. Tried it few more times. What can i do? I do not want to pay Service for thing like this. Thank you for help!  

Answer:Z61m Rescue&recovery "Product recovery failed to r...

It sounds to me like your rescue and recovery partition may be corrupted. My recommendations is to get the rescue and recovery CD's from Lenovo. I had to purchase some for an old T40 and it cost me like $45, but after you have them you can have piece of mind that you can replace the hard drive and still restore back to Factory settings. After you get the recovery CD's I would recommend reinstalling rescue and recovery.

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Lenovo Care button no longer works on boot up with error message  BOOTMGR is missing  Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartAfter recovery Media created using Rescue and Recovery 4.2 in Windows was used to restore the system. The recovery partition still exists.System is Lenovo 3000 V200 07642CUMessage Edited by ThunderCloud on 06-06-2008 12:13 AM

Answer:Rescue and Recovery workspace no accessible after using Recovery Media

I have the same problem...Does anyone know what to do??Edit: the answer seems to be there: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-69170.html#399031(i haven't tried yet...)Message Edited by Quantique on 06-09-2008 08:18 PM





T61p 6460-D8G, Vista (downgrade to XP soon...), T9300, Quadro FX570M, 15,4' WUXGA...

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Looking for help and guidance.  Would like to use R&R 4.51 to image the system on a T530 with a 16gib msata and a 1TB hD.  R&R warns me that it is detecting 2 hard drives and that R&R will only image one of the drives.  Can't tell which one it is imaging.  Is R&R the right solution for a laptop with this configuration?  If so, how best to use it.  If  not, what is recommendation. thanks,

Answer:Rescue and Recovery with MSATA drive

Physically remove the 1TB HDD.Do the R&R on the mSATA SSD.In BIOS, set mSATA SSD as boot drive.Put the HDD back in the main bay. (Do complete format of HDD.)

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Hello- I have managed to use Rescue and Recovery to backup by Carbon X1 to a network drive.  I then created a rescue USB drive to run the restore, if needed. However, I realized a flaw in this approach: when booting to the rescue USB drive, my external USB 3.0 network adapter never activates, meaning I cannot see my backup set on the network drive! I guess this means that for PCs without built-in Network Adapters, this approach cannot work and I will just need to utilize a larger, external USB drive for backup. Any other suggestions? Thank you, Marc

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(IBM thinkpad T61- Windows XP; purchased Sept07).

Have NTLDR is compressed error on startup..
no boot, just over and over to CTRL+ALT+DELETE to receive the msg again.

Ran IBM Thinkvantage rescue and recovery. Know I have to enter the uncompress attribute command....however,,when I do CD Boot with ultimate boot cd boot for windows, or even the XP install CD to the Recovery option (R), both reply they can not find Drive C.

Ran Rescue/Recovery hardware diagnostics (which calls PC Doctor); all tests ran just fine, thanks.

I know drive C is out there as the Rescue/Recovery can recover into it.

So I can get into Rescue and Recovery til the cows come home, but still can't get boot the pc past the NTLDR is Compressed message.

I'm not tech saavy, but my friends are, hence I post for your help in where they can help me.

Blonde is NOT fun on computers.

Answer:After Rescue Recovery; can't find my C drive

contacted IBM Lenovo support;. Via the BIOS Config, had me change Serial ATA to Compatability mode..voila! Now the Ultimate Boot CD and XP Install cd (Recovery option) finally see the C drive.
At this point, I need to use the XP Install CD Recovery option to enter the attrib -c command on my NTLDR.
I will then change the Bios back to AHCI.

I'm posting this answer as I only found one hit on the problem and no solution. So heres one.

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Ran into disk space issues with RnR on my C: since I was not manually using RnR and have other back-up tools, I uninstalled RnR.  A few weeks later, I re-installed the latest RnR version as I now have possesion on a USB Western Digital drive.  I then ran RnR to the USB drive.  Here is the problem: The USB drive now has a new drive name and letter desigation, from drive G: to drive Y:  The real killer is that I had other files on drive G: Looking at the drive size, it appears that ALL files are still on the USB drive.  Question:  How do I get the drive to be recognized as drive G:?  How do I get access to the files that were on that drive?  Would un-installing RnR set the drive back to C: and provide access to my files? Note:  There was no warnings during the back-up that any of this would happen.  I can't find any warnings or descriptions in the manuals either. 

Answer:T61 - Rescue and Recovery - USB Drive issues

 Question:  How do I get the drive to be recognized as drive G:?  How do I get access to the files that were on that drive?  Would un-installing RnR set the drive back to C: and provide access to my files? Vista - start - computer - right click - manage - (if uac on, accept) -  disk management - select the disk- right click and you are given the oportunity to change the drive map (i don't know if that helps) http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/207130-external-usb-floppy-change-drive-letter-b.htmlhttp://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/198291-drive-letters-taking-control.html hope that helps

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Less than a week ago I bought an HP Pavilion g4.

Today when I turned it on, I got a black screen and a message that said "Checking file system on C. The type of file system is NTFS...." It ran some sort of check and then Windows started.

Well now I notice that my Recovery D drive is almost full. There is only 1.73GB free out of 13.9GB. (When I click on Recovery D properties it says the file system is NTFS - could that be related to the previous error message?) I don't remember it being so full before!

If it's relevant, I have been saving music CDs on the computer, so perhaps that has something to do with it?

Thank you so much for your help figuring out what's going on!!
 

Answer:Confused by my Recovery drive

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Hi Guys,

Been a while since I last did my backup and thought of using the ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery function to backup all my data to my external HDD.

Followed the instructions given and the whole process took about an hour. After that, it showed another new drive "System_DRV" on My Compuer.

I rebooted and it was not displayed anymore but it still shows up under the Disk Management taking up 1.17 GB. Equally surprising is under Disk 1 there is an 1.37 GB Healthy Partition which I don't know when it was created or what is its purpose.

Disk Management screenshot below
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1275464505

Can I delete the System_DRV and merge it back to my C drive? Also, the backup which I've done to my external HDD is not showing (i.e. is it supposed to be hidden from view or is there anyway to see it?)

Appreciate some expert advice and thanks in advance!

Answer:Rescue & Recovery Creating System_DRV Drive

That 1.17gb System_drv partition is the Lenovo factory recovery partition. It allows you to restore the computer to the factory default state (like when you unboxed it) should something go wrong with your win7 install. Its a great way, IMO, to be back in working state if the OS starts acting up. Normally, this can be launched via pressing F11 at boot or your thinvantage may have a special keyboard button for it.

You can burn your own recovery dvds. Look under Start menu, there would be an option to do that. After that you can delete the recovery partition and reclaim the space. But make sure you test your recovery dvds before doing that. Once you delete the recovery partition, you cannot use the F11 button to revert to factory state. You would then have to use recovery dvds.

I would suggest you retain that partition, its just over a gig. If you dont want to, then make your recovery dvds and periodically, image the win7 partition using an app like Macrium. Use a freeware partition manager like Partition Wizard to merge it with C: drive.

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Having successfully copied all my backups to an external hard drive, now that I've restored my T61 to its factory state, rescue and recovery is refusing to recongise the drive. I've made sure it's connected before turning on my laptop, and I've also tried connecting it only after I'm inside R&R, but nothing makes any difference. I'm desperate to get hold of my old files so I can continue working, so any assistance would be really appreciated. Thank you! Sarah













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Answer:USB hard drive not recognised in rescue & recovery

Me again: by the way, I forgot to mention that my reinstalled version of Vista is quite happy to recognise the external hard drive -- as was R&R before I began the restore process.... Sarah

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I have a Thinkpad Edge 15 and the hard drive is failing.  I took a complete back up using Rescue and Recovery to an external hard drive and that was successful.  I also have the rescue media created via rescue and recovery.  I removed the old hard drive and installed the new one. I can boot to the media and rescue and recovery launches and recognizes the external hard drive and I can see the restore point.  When I try to restore it, it says "Configuration in progress" and then I get an error that says "One or more partitions could not be restored because the partition does not exist." No, I didn't partition the new hard drive -- I just removed the old one and put in the new and I don't know how to accomplish that from R&R.  I expected R&R to ask me if I wanted to partition it the same way the backup was partitioned, but it didn't and I couldn't find an option in there to do so.  If I go into Advanced R&R, the hard drive shows 0.00 available space which I believe is expected if it's not partitioned, but also has me worried that the drive is either bad or incompatible or I don't have drivers (which is likely, too). So, what did I do wrong?  How do I get this hard drive partitioned?  Like I said, I had expected an option in R&R and now I am at a loss. The new HDD is a Seagate -- 1 TB SATA with 8MB Cache and 5400 RPM.Laptop:  Thinkpad Edge 15OS:  Windows 7 64-bit Professional ... Read more

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Can anyone recommend the best external hard drive to use for Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery?  I've been doing some research and I'm concerned about the Maxtor "one touch" software.  If I choose to purchase a Maxtor external hard drive should I go in and delete any software on the drive before I back up from Rescue and Recovery? I have been having a lot of problems with Rescue and Recovery -- it's difficult to delete past backups, and I get hangups.  But eventually it usually backs up.  I have read reviews for the Maxtor one touch software and it sounds like it doesn't work well for restoring an entire system (problems with certain files, such as hidden files, etc.).  But maybe that's not true?  Also, do you recommend that I delete all previous backups before running a Rescue and Recovery backup?  If not, if I ever had to restore from it, would it automatically use the most current backup? Thanks in advance for any advice!  I'm a novice, but I want to make sure that everything is backed up properly.

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After internal Hard Disk crash in ThinkPad W520 I tried to recover back-up content from external HD.  Most programs recovered properly, However the Netobjects Fusion 12 Program and Data Files did not recover. Tried to do it manually and message "zugriff verweigert" (Access denied) appeared.  How can I override message? Or How can I back load the mentioned program from the external Back-up HD?

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I'm getting occasional ticking sounds from my c drive so, I guess I should expect a failure soon.

Including the c drive, I have two internal SATA drives and two external USB SATA drives. I have enough room that I can put a complete c drive backup image on any of them.

If the c drive fails, I have no idea how to boot from the backup image.

In this case is it better/easier to have the backup image on an internal or external drive?

If this can be done directly from a USB drive (preferable), I have no idea how to do that either.

And the most important part; is there a step by step for dummies?

TIA, Dale
 

Answer:Confused about recovery from failed c drive

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Hi, I had memory issues, as have many on these boards. Following the advice I first updated my lenovo system and then pointed the rescue and recovery to an external hard drive and saved a new base backup. At some point I was asked if I wanted the existing backups deleted and I said yes, however, I don't think they can have been deleted as their has been no increase in memory available. I also ran the SpaceMonger program recommended on the boards and it was unable to scan 60% of the hard drive. So, can you please let me know how to get to, and delete the original backups? thank you 

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Hi everyone, I've just recently became a new owner of a T61, and really enjoying it. I haven't had a chance yet to test-drive the lenovo phone support, as I have not yet screwed anything up that bad that required their help. I did try a clean factory reinstall from the service partition and it worked great. I would like to find out, how does one use the rescue and recovery startup disc, and the product recovery discs that I created myself? From my previous experience with Dell and HP, I only had to insert the first one and restart the computer, and the rest followed. But with ThinkPads, if I ever wanted to bring it to a clean factory state using those discs, do I use rescue and recovery first, followed by the product recovery? I'm curious, what is the difference between the two? 





_____________________________________T61 (7658CTO), T9300, 3GB, 250GB, XP Pro









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Answer:How to use the rescue and recovery, and the product recovery discs ?

The disks you created will allow you to recover your operating sys. without the rescue and recovery portion of your harddrive. It is especially usefull if your harddrive dies and you need to load onto a new drive.





T61P(6459-CTO) T9300 @ 2.5 GHz, 4g ram, Quadro FX 570M, Vista Bus. 64Bit, 160gig 7200 rpm HD, WSXGA disp.

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I'll be upgrading my T520 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (clean install) and want to create a full, restorable backup of my system first. I'm confused about just which method to go with.  In Control panel, there is a "Lenovo-Factory recovery disks".  And then there is also Rescue & Recovery, which I just installed.  From the online instructions, it looks like with R&R, I can select either the OS and/or Data.  If I select OS, is this the same as running the Control panel item, Factory recovery disks?? I will probably create the OS backup media separate from the Data media anyway, since I want to copy the data over to my clean install of Windows 8. Thanks!

Answer:Use "Factory recovery disks" or "Rescue & recovery"?

The Recovery Disks are a must have do burn them to DVD's (3 - DVD are burnt). These 3 DVD allow you to reinstall the the Windows 7, tools drivers etc to the state it came from the factory. It becomes clean start as you originally got it. They maybe also used to boot into for the repair console but I am not certain as I haven't tried it myself. Now having said that which should be clear. You want an IMAGE of the DRIVE which includes 3 partitions. One is no good since Lenovo boots via Rapidstart via "System_Drv" partition. If you look in Disk Management you'll see that is the active boot partition. You need it and the Windows partitions a minimum. But that leave the Q drive omitted. Few people take into account that even though they have a backup of the HD they DON'T have the means to read it to put it back. Its fine if you just going to over write a working system from the backup but not it the application or tools are missing. Acronis Trueimage is OS independent and allow for a Boot CD to be made for those situation in which you can restore a HD, a partition or even folder and files from the same backup. This is what you'd want or something equivalent and 100% that you'll have access to it afterwards. I doubt you'd be able to easily do all this will R&R  and there is no way to verify that in advance. Many time the backup is no good and you're SOL. Trueimage can verify the image file created that its good if you which so you know. You can create as many imag... Read more

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Hello, I have made a iso copy of the four recovery disk of my Thinkpad Twist that I bought 3 years ago (namely: SR30A19082-1: Windows 8 Recovery Media for Windows 8 Products Disc 1 of 2; SR30A19082-2: Windows 8 Recovery Media for Windows 8 Products Disc 2 of 2; SR30A19083-1: Operating System Recovery Disc Windows 8 PRO Disc 1 of 2; 0B76921: Operating System Recovery Disc Windows 8 PRO Disc 2 of 2).I savec those iso copy on the cloud. I want to factory rest my laptop, that meantime was upgraded to win10 and UEFI. I made a bootable USB key, and copy everything from the iso image of Windows 8 Recovery Media for Windows 8 Products Disc 1 of 2, booted on USB, but then just after asking if I want to format all Hard drive as it is a 500GB HDD with a 24GB SSD), i receive a msg saying that recovery failed. Any suggestion? Thanks a lot.

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Hi, I want to try new Windows 7 on my T61 (7659-A55). so i tried to make product recovery discs, but it gives me error that process is failed. (Cannot go back to the factory setting right now...) My CD/DVD RW works fine and i even tried to use differen version of Rescue and Recovery.. How can I get the recovery discs?? 

Answer:Can't burn recovery disc.. using Rescue and Recovery

Hi, I've heard that RnR can allow user to make only one copy of factoty preload recovery disks. If you have made one, this function is no more available. But you can make  backups for the current status of your computer. Use RnR and choose to make backups, then choose to store the backup to CD/DVD. It will prompt you to burn a bootable CD/DVD, then a data DVD. To make sure, I suggest you should use the burned CD/DVD to recover your system to see it works before you try installing Win 7 for it may delete your hidden recovery partition for good. Good luck, NormMessage Edited by normyy on 06-01-2009 06:58 PM

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Hi.I always receive the following message when I use Rescue&Recovery to create recovery CDīs for my HDD.Until 4/2008 Rescue&Recovery worked fine. The accepted solution from page 44 doesnīt work at all.  "Resources required by this application are already in use.  Please retry after the other application completes." I donīt want to save the factory settings, but my HDD as it is right now. R61 Type 8918-5WG XP Professional Thanks













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Answer:Please help, Rescue&Recovery creating recovery CDÂīs problem

Problem fixed. Just delete the old Rescue & Recovery version completely from your HDD, before you install the new one. Donīt try to update with the new one !!

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Do I have to purchase the recovery media from Lenovo or is there a download link out here on the Lenovo site?

Answer:Windows 8 Pro Rescue and recovery on a new hard drive(old drive died)

Hopefully, you've already burned a set of DVDs from the recovery partition. Recovery media is not downloadable. If your old HDD died, and you did not burn the DVDs beforehand, you'll have to contact customer support with your model number and serial number to order a set.

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I just replaced the hard drive in a T61 P with a 750GB WD drive. All is fine except the Rescue Recovery will not start. I click on the icon, it thinks for a bit (hour glass) and then nothing. I am using Rescue Recovery version 4.21.0016.00When I cloned the drive using Acronis I put the SERVICEV001 partition at the top like it was on the original drive. It is slightly larger 5.91 GB versus original of 5.79 GB.I also can not enter Think Vantage during startup by pressing the Blue ThinkVantage button. Any thoughts and help wouldl be greatly appreciated. Thanks 













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Answer:T61p with new 750gb drive Rescue Recovery won't start

Hi.Maybe it does not recognize the drive. Make sure that the BIOS "sees" the new device.One other suggestion might be to select "Compatible" storage instead of the default "Enhanced" or AHCI ... just give it a go.Another suggestion - make sure the (new) partitions are aligned. This would be needed especially if you are running Win7 - in my experience WinXP is not so sensitive about aligned partitions.Acronis and Paragon - they both have alignment tools. Also,a free one that I know is Partition Wizard - via its boot-able cdrom.Regards,





W500 / T61p / T61 / R60

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Hello, I've tried to make a system backup  using Lenovo's Rescue&Recovery software. Previously I've generated a separate hard disk partition for these backups, and it is my third partition (using E: drive letter). Unfortunately, R&R software doesn't allow me to select this partition as a backup target. Only selection is "Local hard drive" and it is my second partition (D: ), which I'd like to use for application data. Is there a way to force R&R to use another partition? If not, please consider this as a feature request. Best Regards, Wojtus.

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Trying to run Rescue and recovery after partitioning my hard drive results in the following error message: "The last backup of this system included the following drive letters: C: Your system is currently backing up the following drive letters: C:E: Please set the letters as they were previously and retry the backup. You may need to exclude partitions created since the last backup" NOw I have changed the options to exclude E: but I was wondering is there any way to include it in backups - would I have to back up to a USB hard drive without any previous backups on it? And is it a good idea to use R&R to backup partitions? Any advice much appreciated!













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Answer:Rescue and Recovery Drive letters - error message

Sorted - needed a formatted backup USB disk and that worked fine.

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I'm asking since I have 4 USB drives 2 for recovery drive and 2 for rescue media, but does Marcium Reflect Rescue media make recovery drive obsolete or should I still do recovery drive? Or is back up image/ windows image better?

Answer:Macrium Rescue Media or Windows Recovery Drive? Which one is better?

Macrium restores everything.

Recovery drives only recover the OS. TBH recovery drives are not that critical as you can easily clean install using media creation tool anyway. Personally I never bother with recovery drives.

Macrium Reflect Drives are very useful for more than restoring images eg - mount image as drives, fix boot problems etc.

Also it is overwhelming view of this forum to use Macrium Reflect Free for image backups rather than Windows own tool - faster, more reliable, smaller images for starters.

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I had a hard drive fail in my old R51.  I purchased the 'R&R with Rapid Restore'  XP discs for this system about a year ago.  I'm not sure which version is on them, but disc 1/1 shows March 2004, then disc 1/7 shows January 2005.  I've installed a 100gb Seagate drive and boot from Disc 1/1.  I go through the prompts to do the Restore Factory Contents, it runs for a few minutes and then I get an "error during initialization' message and it fails.  Things I've done:  'quick formatted' the drive on another XP machine, changed the BIOS to boot from CD drive first and have tried setting the "IBM Predesktop Area"  to both 'normal' and 'disabled' and disabled the Security Chip, but I still get the error. Is there something else I need to do to the hard drive before trying to run the restore?  TIA and Merry Christmas!    

Answer:Trying to run Factory Rescue & Recovery discs to install new drive on R51

I also tried a different hard drive with the same result. 

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I'm asking since I have 4 USB drives 2 for recovery drive and 2 for rescue media, but does Marcium Reflect Rescue media make recovery drive obsolete or should I still do recovery drive? Or is back up image/ windows image better?

Answer:Macrium Rescue Media or Windows Recovery Drive? Which one is better?

Macrium restores everything.

Recovery drives only recover the OS. TBH recovery drives are not that critical as you can easily clean install using media creation tool anyway. Personally I never bother with recovery drives.

Macrium Reflect Drives are very useful for more than restoring images eg - mount image as drives, fix boot problems etc.

Also it is overwhelming view of this forum to use Macrium Reflect Free for image backups rather than Windows own tool - faster, more reliable, smaller images for starters.

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You canīt use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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My HD appears to locked up. The HDD diag. gets a read error right from the jump.I can go into Rescue and Recovery but clicking on any of the options doesn't do anything Neither in the top bar or side bar. So it appears I will be replacing the HD. And installing a new OS. I needed to upgrade from XP any way.My Question is once I install a new HD, which perferably will be a SSD, how do I set it up for the Thinkadvange tool?I would like to to have the recovery and other options available through the Blue button?

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WinXP, 6459-CT0, Rescue and Recovery 4. R&R does not recognise an 8GB flash memory stick in the USB portas a USB hard drive. I am able to move files on & off of the stick, and open files that reside on this stick, but R&R does not recognise it.After I ran into the problem, I uninstalled R&R3 & installed R&R4, and it asked me questions that makes me think that the previous settings had ben overwritten, but I can't be sure about that. Any ideas?

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I  have a T520 and I did a complete backup  through Rescue and Recovery I did the back up to DVD. I then checked all the DVDs They all have data and are almost full. The T520 came with a Toshiba 500 gig HD, I have added a Crucial Msata 128 GiG, The T520 is running windows 7, an and I have loaded the programs I use and almost no data. The DVDs are marked as follows: Final SP BackupStartup Disk1c2c3c4cFinal QFinal CAll DVDs are full I Take out the Toshiba 500Gig put in my Crucial Msata Drive Boot with the Startup Disk select complete restore select from CD/DVD The T520 Asks for all the disks Some are only used for a few mnutes then after I put in final C It says it is going to reboot select  drive after reboot and then I get the error screen: 1. Insert Your windows installation Disc and restart your computer2. Choose your language settings3 Click Repair your computer File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Status: 0xc000000f The Selected Entry could not be loaded because the application os missing or corrupt.  When you receive a laptop from Lenovo they do not give you Windows 7 discs. So there is no way to do a srt. All I want to do is get the Msata drive to boot and run the os and all my loaded programs. This way it is faster and more efficient. Is there a simpler way. Please help I have only got about 40 hours into this mess. Thanks for any help from the experts. Chipman

Answer:Unable to use Rescue and Recovery to clone to Crucial Msata SSD drive

The Windows 7 key on the laptop sticker will work with an off-the-shelf Windows 7 retail install ISO/DVD/etc, including the newer SP1 ISO's. http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html The easiest way to re-install Windows 7 for me has been via USB flash drive, ESPECIALLY with UEFI on my W530 which applies to the T520 as well; here's the short list of commands to run through: run (Win+R) Diskpartlist diskselect disk Xcleancreate partition primaryactiveformat fs=fat32 quickassignNote you'll need to figure out what number to put for X: In my W530 it's 3 because slots 0, 1, and 2 are the SSD, CD/DVD bay caddy, and internal hard drives respectively, so the USB flash drive ends up slot 3. That done, copy ALL the contents of the .ISO for your version to the flash drive. 7-zip, WinRAR, use your tool of choice to extract the contents of the ISO entirely. Next, go make a folder (in my case it's Drivers) and download ALL the drivers for your ThinkPad to there before you forget.  Now, copy \efi\microsoft\boot up a level on the flash drive, so there's \efi\boot as well. You need to keep \efi\microsoft\boot existing as well though, so copy don't move. Finally, copy the C:\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi file from an existing Windows 7 install to \efi\boot\bootx64.efi on the flash drive. Now when you reboot you should be able to install from that flash drive as a clean install, and get a UEFI install as well instead o... Read more

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My T43P just had it's hard drive fail so I got a new Fujitsu 120GB MHV2120AH (per recommendation by other lenovo community members) I also got the 8 Disk IBM Recovery CD set.Here is the problem. I take out the old hard drive and install the new one.I change the start-up sequence to run the CD-ROM first.I get to the main rescue and recovery screen and choose "restore your system" then "restore my hard drive to the original factory state"I then choose "I do not want to save any file" since there are no files to save as it is a new hard drive.It then tells me that this will reformat my entire hard disk and do I want to continue? (YES)It this prompts again that this is intended for systems that are completely unrecoverable and do it still want to continue? (YES)Then I'm prompted to accept "terms and conditions" (I ACCEPT)HERE IS WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES - A new screen comes up that says "processing please wait..." Then a new screen pops up saying "AN INTERNAL ERROR HAS CAUSED THIS PROCESS TO FAIL." So my question is how do I get this new hard drive up and running because I have no idea how to install it other than putting the new hard drive in and changing the start-up order in BIOS to run the CD-ROM first with the rescue and recovery CD first...... Thanks in advance for any help 

Answer:Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

I can think of four things which could cause this;  memory corruption, defective hdd, defective recovery disc and memory protection.
 
The fourth should be worth checking first; this a a BIOS setting which when enabled "can prevent virus/worm attacks that create memory buffer overflows by running code where ony data is allowed.   ...  reset to disabled if your required applications cannot run."  This setting can be found in the BIOS Security menu. The default setting should be disabled.
 
To check the disc, burn a copy using another system; if it can't copy it - you're wiser, if you can - try using the copy.
 
Memory can be checked using memtest86 and the hard drive using SeaTools.
 
Hope this helps
 
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I upgraded my hard drive to a Hitachi 320 GB using Acronis. When I restored to the larger drive all I got was a blinking cursor in upper left hand corner. I then ran the Paragon disk software and selected boot corrector, problem solved it boots up fine. problem is I can no longer access recovery using the Thinkvantage button or the productivity center. It will let me do a backup but not a restore. I tried the productiviy center the last back up is listed but when I select it nothing happens. I have upgraded the R&R to the latest version as well. Any suggestions?

Answer:Upgraded hard drive and lost rescue and recovery function

I had a similar issue when I used Acronis to clone my existing 80GB hard drive to a 250GB. The first time I tried it, I also got the blinking cursor and a drive read error.The first time I installed Acronis, I used the 'Custom' option to not install the Rescue Media Builder and the Bart PE plug-in. I uninstalled Acronis and then reinstalled it using the 'Typical' option. I left the Acronis disk in the drive after the reinstall and rebooted as directed. It booted to the disk (it is a bootable disk) and ran the program, which I did not do the first time. The first time I removed the disk before rebooting and ran Acronis with Windows off the desktop. Running it from the disk had a different look, like it was in safe mode, and a screen came up with options like continuing to Windows or running a utility like clone the disk. I chose the clone option and this time it worked. I was using a hard drive docking station connected via usb. All I can say is, running Acronis with Windows failed and I don't know why. The steps I used the second time around did the trick, so that's all I have to offer, as long as you have a hard copy of Acronis and not a downloaded version.

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