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

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

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

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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 of a BIOS/MBR one. Also once you've installed to the SSD remember to turn off Hibernation support entirely: PowerCFG /H OFF You will likely want to outright remove the virtual memory from touching the SSD as well. If you enable that on another drive or not is your choice, I skipped it entirely but I have over 10GB of RAM so YMMV.

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I have a T520 andI 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, and I have loaded the programs I use, and almost no data. The DVDs from the complete back up 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 computerFile: \windows\system32\winload.exeStatus: 0xc000000fThe 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:Rescue and Recovery to clone to Crucial Msata SSD drive Not Working Error

I'm a bit confused about the process you are using and what you are trying to do. If I understand you, you currently have a working 500gb hdd with the operating system, your programs and your data.You want to move your operating system to the mSATA drive and have your computer boot from there.you have made a set of recovery disks using the Lenovo program. This is intended to restore your system to its original state (no data or extra programs)Here are a couple of options You can create a "backup and recovery" set of DVD's using the Windows built in programs (click the 'Start' button, then type 'backup' into the search box at the bottom) that will back up all of your system (OS, programs, data, setting etc.)Use a stand alone program like Acronis to create a clone of your current diskThereafter Remove your current 500gb drive from your machineInstall the mSATA driveRestore whatever image you want (the Lenovo recovery, the Windows restore or the Acronis [or whatever program you used] image)Reinstall your 500gb hdd and rename that drive to a letter other than 'C'  

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Original drive in latitude e6540, Lite-on lmt256m6m mSATA ssd. New drive Cruicial ssdmx300 1tb drive. Legacy boot, raid but switch achi and sata with no change, black screen wont boot to cloned OS image from macrium reflect but drive comes up when connected with cables to go setup. WHile the caddy isn't ideal for a quick swap it connects securely and can be seen in bios.

Any thoughts would be great.  If any ome else had done one please tell me the secret to getting it to boot or that I need to buy another mSATA drive for it to work??? going crazy as see no reason for it to not boot. Updated bios to a21 and ran chipset updates....what am I missing here???

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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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First off, if this has been answered, I apologize. I did a search but was unable to come up with how to do this.I just got a Y580 today and I also have a 256GB mSATA to replace the 16GB mSATA.Essentially, I am looking to clone the HDD to the 256GB mSATA and then use the mSATA as the OS/boot drive. Yes I can do a clean install but I do not have install disks handy.My attempts at this failed. I used Easeus Partition Manager to clone HDD -> mSATA, removed the HDD, tried to boot up but was unable to get the mSATA to boot up. I tried the advice on this page: Qlik Tips: Fix a Windows 8 boot issue but no luck.Any help you can provide is most appreciated.Regards,RZ

Answer:HELP - Y580 Clone HDD to mSATA use mSATA as OS drive

Did you switch boot to legacy mode in the bios?I don't believe you'll be boot to msata through UEFI

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Hi,I wanted to ask If you know whether the msata slot is sata II (3Gb/s) or sata III (6Gb/s) in my x220i. If it is only sata II, is it clever to buy the cheaper Crucial M500 240GB for only 91??It has read: 500MB/s, write: 250MB/sOr should I buy the Crucial M550 256GB or Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB for 115/123? nonetheless.They have read 550MB/s  write: 500MB/s respectively read 540MB/s  write: 520MB/sI know there will be no noticeable difference while using it. What is your opinion?













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Answer:x220 msata ssd Crucial M500 or more expensive Crucial M550, Samsung SSD 840 EVO

mSATA slot on the X220, X220t, X230, X230t are SATAII (3 Gbps).What you buy depends on whether you want to use the mSATA in another system with SATAIII capability (in the near future).

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Hi everyone, I've got a CTO x230 on its way and was reading a bit about adding an mSATA SSD to the available slot under the palmrest.  In these forums I've seen a couple posts here telling people that if they have 2 drives installed and want to run the R&R software, that they should remove the drive they don't plan on installing to. Since I'm a tinkerer and will probably be reformatting/imaging every couple weeks or so, is there a better way than just pulling the main hard drive or msata drive from the machine to recover it properly?  What about removing the drive from the boot order in the BIOS until the R&R software has completed? Looking to avoid opening up the case anymore than just the first time installing.  I'd be interested to hear some opinions on this.  













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Answer:x230 mSATA SSD rescue and recovery

Perhaps we need to clarify a few things here. In order to set up the mSATA As your boot drive, you'll want to pull the existing hard drive. Once the mSATA is set up as your "C" drive and you've given the hdd a new drive letter and changed the boot sequence then there really Isn't much reason to pull drives. As a tinkered, you'll also not want to use the rescue and recovery software in the future anyway as that will restore the computer to delivery condition. What you'll want to do is make that r and r media and put it away in a safe place. Then you'll want to set up your drives as you want them, image them and use that image for restore. You'll probably also want to make an image of a clean install of Windows. You should only need to pull drives in the future if you change boot orders and drive letters.. Even then it may not be necessary if you do it right but pulling the hard drive is the easiest way of setting up the mSATA. 

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Hi there,I would like to fit an SSD to my Thinkpad W530 (2438-2KU) to get a boost in speed and increase in storage capacity.  At the moment I am thinking of a Crucial M500 480GB mSATA Internal SSD (http://images.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=F28BD783A5CA7304).  I'd leave my 500GB hard drive installed and mainly use it for data storageWill the M500 fit my laptop?  Any gotchas or anything else to be aware of?  I'll probably be re-installing the O/S onto the SSD once the new drive is installed.Richard.  













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Answer:mSATA drive for W530 - Crucial M500 480GB

Hello.
 
Yes, the M500 will fit your WWAN slot, but be aware that it will only achieve SATA-II speeds. Only the main HD and ultrabay controllers in the W520/W530 are SATA-III. Performance-wise, you'd be better off getting a SSD for your main HD slot and relocating your 500GB platter drive to an Ultrabay caddy. It can be hotswapped out for the CD/DVD drive if you require it.
 
Cheers.

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I will keep this short as I am not looking to make a tutorial, though please do feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer. I recently purchased a 256Gb mSATA on sale for $160 and decided to give it a spin as my primary drive.  I've been using it a week now and so I wanted to come back and share with the Lenovo community in case there were others contemplating doing something like this, but were reluctant. My personal experience with this drive has been very positive.  I did have to install another copy of Windows 8 - I understand this may be prohibitive for some... Fortunately, I had a legal copy of Windows 8 Pro and so it wasn't an issue... There are tutorials for completely migrating/cloning a existing install to a larger SSD such as this one, but I gave up on that labor quickly and just went for the clean install. The Windows 8 x64 Driver thread was very valuable in getting everything, but recovery, back up and running as good or better than before... Concerning the recovery, I am not concerned... I perform my own backups (systems developer) already - if I get some free time and feel fancy, perhaps I will automate that process with the onekey recovery button or something...  Have blu-rays playing with VLC also, so the loss of the software was no an issue - just google it if it's a concern for you... In any case, I have seen solid gains with this drive... Things are so SNAPPY now... Boots ridiculously quickly - was fas... Read more

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I am a constant tweaker. I bought a Y500 with 16gb of ram and the core i7. It came with a 1TB hard drive and a 16gb cache drive. I replaced the MSATA cache drive with a Crucial M4 256 GB msata drive and reinstalled the OS. I was using the 1TB drive for storage. The Crucial msata drive gave me a nice performance boost. I ordered a 120GB Samsung 840 SSD for use in another machine. The machine is old and doesn't pass through trim commands, so eventually the drive would have slowed down. I decided to replace the 1TB hard drive in my Y500 with the Samsung 840 120GB drive and to reinstall the OS on it. Even though the published read and write speeds on the Samsung SSD are slightly slower than the Crucial MSATA SSD, the Samsung 840 is noticeably faster. I'm using the 256GB MSATA drive as my storage drive. It's a good set-up. It's light and cool.

Answer:Samsung 840 120GB vs Crucial MSATA 256GB MSATA

volumnus wrote:I am a constant tweaker. I bought a Y500 with 16gb of ram and the core i7. It came with a 1TB hard drive and a 16gb cache drive. I replaced the MSATA cache drive with a Crucial M4 256 GB msata drive and reinstalled the OS. I was using the 1TB drive for storage. The Crucial msata drive gave me a nice performance boost. I ordered a 120GB Samsung 840 SSD for use in another machine. The machine is old and doesn't pass through trim commands, so eventually the drive would have slowed down. I decided to replace the 1TB hard drive in my Y500 with the Samsung 840 120GB drive and to reinstall the OS on it. Even though the published read and write speeds on the Samsung SSD are slightly slower than the Crucial MSATA SSD, the Samsung 840 is noticeably faster. I'm using the 256GB MSATA drive as my storage drive. It's a good set-up. It's light and cool.So what's your purpose in writing this post?

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I have two nearly identical Inspiron 17R 7720 laptops; one which I bought new from Dell 4 years ago and one which I bought used a couple of weeks ago. Both have identical hardware with the following exceptions: my original has a Core i7 processor and a 32 GB mSATA drive while the new one has a Core i5 processor and no mSATA drive. Hard drives, video, memory etc. are all identical on the two computers.
I purchased an identical mSATA drive for the new computer and am trying to clone the mSATA and HDD from the old computer so I can have two identical computers. I tried cloning the drives using Macrium Reflect. The HDD cloned successfully, but reflect only finds a 8GB unformatted partition on the old mSATA drive, not the whole 32GB. I cloned the new mSATA drive and tried it in my old computer it properly identified the drive but said it was not a valid RAID 0 volume and wanted me to change my drive configuration to non-RAID.
Any thoughts as to how I can properly clone the old mSATA drive to the new one?

Answer:How do I clone the mSATA drive in my Inspiron 17R 7720?

You can't clone that drive.  What you'll need to do is set up the Intel IRST again.
www.dell.com/.../en

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My current drive is almost full.  I need to upgrade to a larger unit. I want to make a 100% exact copy of what I have now, complete with the Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery partition. How can I do that and make sure that when I plug in a new drive that everything is identical?  Thinkvantage has a couple of options for backing up data, but I'm not sure if this will create an exact mirror image of what I have. The reason I want to save this is because the Rescue and Recovery works well, and saved me from catastrophe last month when I got hit by a nasty malware virus.   So I don't want to lose this great setup.

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Hi I need to reformat my R51 when I click on the 'Access IBM' button and it takes me to the rescue and recovery section it asks for a password, however I never previously set up a password, is there any way to over ride this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Erica

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I have Thinkpad SL500 with vista 32 bit on it. I have urgent problem with starting Rescue and Recovery.When I run the program, it does not start!! Please kindly advise on this. Regards.





---SL500: Intel Core(TM)2 Duo T5870, 3GB RAM, Vista Home Basic (32 bit), GMA 4500MHD









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Answer:Unable to start Rescue and Recovery

Hello Si14,
 
 
Make sure the updated version of video driver is installed then uninstall the rescue and recovery
 
Restart the laptop and install rescue and recovery software again.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I have just bought a pre-owned Think Pad X201-3680-FZ2 laptop with Windows 7 professional, and for my own peace of mind wanted to restore it to factory settings before I start using it. There are no recovery disks so I have downloaded the Rescue & Recovery 4.52 Setup but when I run the programme it gets to a certain point and then I receive the error message Error 25014. There was an error installing the Rescue and Recovery boot manager.  Return code: 6 I have searched for a solution to this problem online, and see that I am not alone, but the responses I find either do not seem to apply to me as the other programmes mentioned are not installed, or I do not understand them. I am not a computer expert, just a domestic / home office user, so need a solution in very easy to understand terms.  The Think Pad I have came with no instruction manuals, and as far as I can see, all the programmes installed relate to the operation of the Think Pad itself.  There does not seem to be Rescue & Recovery already installed on the ThinkPad.Does anyone have a solution to this which they could explain to me in simple terms, please?

Answer:Unable to install Rescue & Recovery on X201 Think Pad

H,is the OS Lenovo preloaded or installed from m$ media/.iso image?Are there any partitions in the Device Disk Manager except of the system one?
 
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Hi, I have problem deleting old backups with Rescue and Recovery - always when I try to delete them, it seems working, but it's not, it never finishes... I tried to delete just one of all backups, only the last or only the oldest one or all of them together, but with no effect. I have 6 backups of about 45GB together. And by the way R&R doesn't work well at all - also when I click on Optimize backup storage space, it doesn't work... Possibly it is normal that when deleting old backups, computer seems freezing and it takes very long time, but I'm not sure if it ever ends. I have R61 with WinXP Pro SP3, R&R last version 4.21.0016. Is there any solution? Thanks a lot!V.K.





_____________________________________Lenovo ThinkPad R61 8918DFG, Win XP ProPersonal experience: Shouting at the computer will not solve the problem ;-)









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Answer:Rescue and Recovery unable to delete backups

Uninstall rescue and recovery from add/remove programs. It will delete the backups that way.





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Hi, I have just got a Y500... but feel the HDD is bottlenecking its performance. I want to keep the 1TB HD for the space but install a mSATA ssd to boot windows from. I intend to clone the OS from the HD and copy it to the SSD. I will then wipe the HD.  Could someone tell me how to do this or point to a 'How To'.  Thanks 

Answer:Y500 - migrating WIN 8 to crucial 128 mSATA ssd

There are quite a few different posts that various people for the Y500 have tried this. I myself was never able to get a clone to work properly with various image softwares so I found it easier to just wipe the 1TB and install clean on the mSATA SSD.Here is one thread. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Replace-HDD-with-SSD-Y500/td-p/1035281/page...

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I am new on this forum, since a few weeks i bought me a lenovo E530.  At work i have a T410 laptop on a docking.AS the T410 works already fine for two years i decided to buy a E530 to replace my old dell 520 with still xp on it. I have the 750 gb hd in the E530, 8 gb internal memory and i ( myself)  put the 64 gb crucial msata ssd in the laptop.  I downloaded the expresscache from the lenovo site installed it and the laptop works like a rocket !.  I saw only 32 gb is used by expresscache.Can i use the other 32 gb on the ssd to make an usebale partiton to put files/programs on ?. I do not use the rapidboot software, seems to be slower.  I plan to remove a lot of leneovo typical software wich came together with the laptop. I discovered this forum, very helpfull ! thanks Erik

Answer:crucial msata 64 GB in lenovo E530

Yes, you can save programs, files, or even another OS to your mSATA SSD if you create a partition.





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Hi, one question, There is a new msata SSD on the market, its the crucial m4 in msata form factor.Im interested, but before I want to ask if it is supported by my lenovo y560? Thanks wolfithomas 

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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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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?

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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Hi! Problem: Can't access {Rescue & Recovery (F11?)} on startup. Keep in mind that my "Thinkvantage Toolbox" freezes everytime I try to launch it while I'm logged in. I can access the BIOS but when I try to either press F11 to get to Rescue and Recovery I get an error asking me if I wanna do a windows resume or a stuck key, same goes for the ThinkVantage button on startup that is. Is it all linked to the fact that when I'm logged in and try to open ThinkVantage Toolbox it freezes? I tried to update everything from Lenovo and did nothing changed. Help  ! Thanks!!

Answer:Unable to Access Rescue & Recovery for Factory Restore

Hi,I assume your problem is that when you press F11 at system start up, you can entering RnR PDA as expected?If this is the issue, I need your help to provide below info for further analyze.Thanks.1. under windows cmd line with admin privilege: bcdedit /enum all > c:\bcd.txt => this will generate a file named bcd.txt under C:\,  please collect it and send to me.  2. Get me the disk partition layout info by below way:    steps:     a. run diskpart.exe with admin privilege     b.  type list vol  and enter     c.  type sel disk 0 and enter ( if there are more than one hard disks please choose the disk number of which C partition lies)     d. type list par and enter     e. get me a picture of all of the output.. 3.  find bmgr32.exe from " C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Lenovo\BMGR" or 32bit system from " C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\BMGR".     run this command : bmgr32.exe /info > c:\bmgr32.txt and get me the "C:\bmgr32.txt" 

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I am unable to install rescue & Recovery (version 4.20.0511.00) on my machine. I get this error message and i dont know how to fix it. Please Help "....make sure the correct tvt file is located in the same folder as this setup package and restart this setup"i am using XP Pro SP2 .. 0769A58 with 2.5 GB of RAMMessage Edited by moeness86 on 02-17-2008 01:39 AM





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Answer:unable to install Rescue & Recovery On Lenovo N200

Welcome to the forum!It seems you are not the only person who has this Rescue and Recovery problem, see for example...--> http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=1327...and do a search through the forum here. - BTW, there is also this Rescue and Recovery 4.2  considerations list...-->  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-69170...available on the Lenovo webserver, but I doubt this will be of much help for your installation problem.Personally I've always use and used Acronis TrueImage as an imaging software for years now instead of Rescue and Recovery.





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Is there any other way to access the R&R from boot? and what's the unattend answer file anyway?I'm trying to go to rescue and recovery from boot because my windows wouldn't load. It shows this message: "Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:Windows\Panther]unattend.xml]. The answer file is invalid" I want to reinstall windows anyway so I tried going to the R and R page from boot: pressing the Thinkvantage button when it say "to interrupt normal setup... etc." I pressed the button and the message disappears, but it doesn't lead to the R & R page, it just starts windows normally. F8 leads only to more options of loading windows, like safe mode, etc. but non of them works because of the "unattend answer" file. How do I go to R&R if not through the thinkvantage button?What is unatend answer file anyway?

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HiI have ordered a Cruial MX200 Msata card. yesterday i have receive it.Unfortunately it will not be recognized by the the bios and also not by Windows disk Manager?According to the Crucial website should my notebook compatible and suitable for this Msata module.How can i get it working? I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z710 

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I recently purchased a refurbed y580 (Win 8 standard - 64, no install media or key visible on machine) with a 1tb 5400rpm HDD.  I'd like to install a 256gb Crucial mSata SSD and basically have it configured similarly how the HDD is currently configured and use the HDD for storage.  I've seen this general topic hashed and rehashed throughout the lenovo forums and elsewhere across the internet and after a day or two of research I'm still not any more clear on the best approach for installing/migrating to a mSata SSD drive as a primary drive and using the HDD for storage. Part of my confusion is all the partitions on my HDD (6 of them):1000mb recovery partition260mb EFI System Partition1000mb OEM Partition20gb Recovery Partition25gb Primary Partition ( D: )884.18gb Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition ( C: )Can/should I image each of these and restore them to the SSD?  In terms of the D drive, I've read that some systems came shipped with device drivers etc stored there.  My "D" drive has nothing but an empty OTR related folder in there (it basically came with an empty 25gb partition).  I assume this partition was set up as a location for OTR to save a system backup to if I want?  If I only care to have the ability to restore to the factory state I assume the restore image is on one of the hidden partitions?  Am I safe skipping the "D" drive and recovering that space?  Should I then be cloning the 4 hidden partitions and clo... Read more

Answer:Y580 - Migrate HDD to Crucial mSata SSD maintain OTR

On the bright side the crucial I ordered from B&H came with 2 screws.

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After a year of installing apps my boot time was pretty bad - I generally went for a cup of tea while my W520 with fast WD 750GB 7200 RMP drive was booting. So I purchased 2 SSD drives - the Crucial M4 256GB msata for windows, and the crucial M4 512GB for data. I yanked out my old HD, and put in the two new ones. I made the msata first in boot, and installed from the lenovo recovery DVDs. This creates 3 partitions: "system_drv", Windows7_OS and Lenovo_Recovery. Anyway, the boot time after installation and update to latest lenovo and MS everything, with no apps installed, is a feeble 67 seconds.  I think when I first got my lenovo, it was faster than this.  Half the time seems to be spent throwing up bios screens and stupid lenvo proection messages (goes to fast to read what its saying), it takes about 30s to get through those now. So all in all a waste of time - I should have just stuck with the old mechanical HD and saved my self the time and money.  I could have installed windows on the faster m4 SSD, but this would meant i would have had to split my data (mostly photos) between the C and D drives - a pain.  

Answer:Crucial M4 msata 256 sloooow to boot windows.

Remove Rapid Boot from your configuration for sure. That was there from your HDD installation. I've never moved the OS and APPS from the the HDD to any SSD in the using the recovery DVDs. I've either cloned the mSata drive from the original HDD partitions or restored an image that had been the last runtime. Either Acronis THM or Ghost 15 will do the job without much fuss. My boot times on my second W520 (which has less installed applications is around 37 seconds. My other system which is more heavily loaded takes 46 seconds. The original HDD installations took about 2 1/2 minutes to a usable desktop and web browser.

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Hello all,I am having an issue cloning my 320 GB HDD to my new 240 GB SSD and booting to the new disk. I have tried numerous methods that I have found across the internet, but I run into various problems at boot. I have already sized the partitions on the 320 GB to well below the capacity of the SSD. I have attempted to use Windows Backup and Acronis True Image WD Edition. I have read often of doing a "clean install," but I currently lack the media to create a bootable version of the Q: drive Lenovo Recovery partition.If anyone has a surefire means by which they accomplished this, I would be truly appreciative.Regards,gnosis

Answer:W520 - Clone WD Scorpio Black to Crucial M4 SSD

I really can't help given your hardware limitations as I used the DVD/CD recovery disks to populate my SSD. Either here or the Lenovo forum at Notebook Review you will likely find a way to use a large thumb drive, but that seems to have some real work to be done. I have True Image Home 2011 but haven't tried it yet to clone a HDD to an SSD.  I have heard it will work however.  Including from a larger to a smaller partition if the larger partition is not yet full. That could be an internet system that would get you working today albeit with a bit of $ spent to upgrade Acronis.





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Hi I'm trying to do a factory restore on my T510.  I've done it before but for some reason it's saying it can't find the backup files. Any idea on what I should do?  

Answer:Rescue and Recovery, unable to do a factory restore, no backup found

Use the restore disc set that you burned when you first got the machine. You did make that disc set right?

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Hi All, I just bought a new Ideacenter All-In-One B310 shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium, but my excitement is fast dying out. I am trying to create Recovery Disc using the "Lenovo Rescue System 3.0" however, it keeps failing when the recovery procedure reaches 43% with the following Notice - "An internal program error has occurred. Failed: error code 0xEB1B068A" A quick google check and review of this forum gave me some instances where people repartitioned their volumes to face similar error and restoring it back to their original volume sizes has resolved the issue. However, I haven't repartitioned anything out here and am just trying to create the rescue disk as the first step of the shipped product to me. I have tried it creating 4 times and have literally wasted 4 of my DVDs that get ejected at this very point.Please suggest what is the way out here. Best Regards,AbhiShiku

Answer:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0 - Unable To Create Recovery Disc

I had the same situation with my laptop a couple years ago. Just call tech support, they will send the disks for free.

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Hello:
 
Lenovo x140e laptop / 2.05 BIOS:
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I have used Lenovo Rescue / Recovery to make a full disk image backup to DVDs for installation of SSD drive.
 
Attempting to boot from Rescue / Recovery DVD appears to load Windows files, start Windows then goes to this Lenovo R&R screen:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4h423vbk1rpfm0/2014-09-18%2008.53.21.jpg?dl=0
 
No menus show up asking to restore anything, in about 5 seconds it shuts down and reboots again over and over.
 
I did have BIOS 2.01 and upgraded it using Lenovo BIOS boot DVD upgrader, now is 2.05 and same result.
 
Factory reset would be OK, but tI paid extra for Windows 7 pro "downgrade" (ironic, no?) that I would like to keep.  System restore disks that came with theunit are for Windows 8.1 .
 
Help?
 
Here is complete laptop box label:
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New SSD passes diagnostic tests:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y62oud7l4miclrd/2014-09-18%2008.51.09.jpg?dl=0
 
 
Moderator comment: Links to images showing serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.

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Dear community collegues, I have installed original windows7 home premium in my lenovo N100 series 0768-54A model y'day. Though every thing went well, the AC97 audio driver could not be installed. Can any one provide me a solution to make the audio working in Windows7 Home Premium. Similarly after new installation, I could not install rescue and recovery version 4.3 (windows7 compatible) in to the system, every attempt failed. Could any one provide a solution. thanking You. Sakthivelu V M Chennai

Answer:problem in audio driver and unable to install rescue and recovery ver 4.3 -

I am not sure which audio chipset your N100 has, soTry this for sound: Go to THIS web page.Download Soundmax audio driver for Vista.Extract the files by double clicking, and note where theyare being extracted to. Uninstall any sound driver you have installed, reboot.If windows says New Hardware Found, click cancel. Go to folder where downloaded drivers were extracted,and run Setup. If Soudmax drivers do not work, uninstall and repeatwith the Realtek audio drivers. I do not think Rescue/Recovery will work except forthe originally installed OS.

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I just installed a brand new Cruical M500 256GB mSata on the W530, under the keyboard.  i had to re-route two wires which were in the place where the mSata card goes. When I rebooted windows 8.1, And go into the Disk managment app, I dont see the drive.  I only see the existing 2 drive: Disk 0 = 2.5" Crucial M550 1TB SSDDisk 1 = Removable (D I went into the bios settings (I think it uses EFI, as getting into bios is very very diffcult) but there is only one setting - something like AHCI mode. Any ideas how to get the Laptop to see the mSATA drive so I can format it and use it? i have previously installed the Crucial m400 mSATA on a W520 and had no such issues. The msata card is 100% seated correctly, and the securing screw in place.  I just took it out and put it back in again. did help. Thanks, 













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Answer:W530 cant see crucial 256GB M500 mSATA - is invisible

Found the issue. It seems that windows 8 Doesn't actually shut down when you say shut down - it hibernates. I had to disable windows 8 "fast startup". Then after a shutdown, then I could see the drive and format it. I hate windows 8.

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Hi everyone! I just bought for my W520 a new mSATA drive, a Crucial M550 512Gb.However,  it seems there are quite a lot of problems :The startup is very very erratic when I try to boot from a USB key (it doesn't matter the key, if it's a windows or Linux image on it, it just stop and hang at some point). Even if I manage to get it booting, often the install fails or it won't boot afterwards.When finally I managed to get a Linux or Windows installed, it doesn't boot either and just hang during the boot.I definitely get past the bios and the drive is recognised. I tried to change the bios settings from AHCI to compatibility to no effect. I also tried to change the bios boot from UEFI to legacy and any combination of the two settings, equally to no effect. For the record, the previous mSATA SSD was an OCZ Nocti, and it has no problem at all booting, be it from USB (with any image I tried) or normal boot. As far as I can tell my bios is up to date (version 1.42 from 2013-07-26).  The only thing left now is to rma the drive, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything obvious. I know some on this forum managed to get this drive to work in their system, so I figure it's not a compatibility issue... If anyone has an idea, please chime in! It may be linked to this comment : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/not-always-start-w520/m-p/2104800/highlight/t...   Thanks a lot!     ... Read more

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Hey Team, Just wanted some guys in the know to whey in on any distinct advantages between these two ssd's. I have read the upgrade HDD to SSD posts, with different people choosing either the samsung or the crucial mSata, but I wasn't cristal clear on why each person made those choices. In my point of view, the Crucial mSata 256GB (http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB-mSATA-Internal-CT256M4SSD3/dp/B0085J17UA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...) is winning so far as it's cheaper, smaller (minor), and allows me to keep my HDD installed but powered down for extra storage (for movies etc). Samsung 840 has some benefits including: enabling to upgrade the mSata port to a WWAN in the future (I think, can someone clarify if this is possible??), having faster read write cycle times.... even though I probably wont notice any difference. I will probably make a purchase (Crucial mSata is winning atm) this week so could you guys tell me if I have missed anything on Pros and Cons of the two different drives. As a side question, can I completely power down the HHD to an off state, not idle state, when in battery mode if I had the 256 GB mSata installed ???? Otherwise it wouldn't be as attractive from a power saving / mixed hard drive point of view. Thanks for your advice in advance.

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I cannot select my new SSD (M4 mSATA) in the boot order in the BIOS. The mSATA drive DOES show up on the BIOS info page (first BIOS screen) but does NOT appear on the boot order page. The drive is visible and formatted in Windows 8 64bit and I can copy files to it, Computer: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with a 1TB HDD (i7 CPU, 660M COU, 8GB RAM, etc.)OS: Windows 8 64bitSSD: Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB Model # M4-CT256M4SSD3Windows shows the drive as operating correctly. After some fiddling I did use disk management to populate the volume (238GB available) and assigned a drive letter. I successfully copied a txt file and can open the file.I have created a recovery DVD but it doesn't recognize the drive when attempting to use--although I can see/use in Windows.I have also removed the HDD and rebooted a number of times.So the drive is working but I cannot set it as a bootable drive. --- A friend on another forum asked some questions but no success. I am posting the exchange here so others can see some of the things I have tried:>>>Have you tried the ssd as the only drive>>> Yes. >>> are both drives on the same sata contoller have you tried the ssd in the hdd port?>>>The SSD is mSATA and has a different port than the HDD (which plugs into the SATA port).I have tried w/o the HDD plugged in,>>>could it be that the hdd has ahci and the ssd doesnt or vice versa>>>I have not tried disabling AHCI yet as a quick ... Read more

Answer:Y580: new Crucial M4 mSATA SSD not showing in BIOS Boot Order

A friend on another forum asked some questions but no success. I am posting the exchange here so others can see some of the things I have tried:>>>Have you tried the ssd as the only drive>>> Yes. >>> are both drives on the same sata contoller have you tried the ssd in the hdd port?>>>The SSD is mSATA and has a different port than the HDD (which plugs into the SATA port).I have tried w/o the HDD plugged in,>>>could it be that the hdd has ahci and the ssd doesnt or vice versa>>>I have not tried disabling AHCI yet as a quick browsing showed this bricking some systems.>>>? See the Bootmenu of the BIOS setup utility. Make sure that the Boot Device Priorityin the BIOS setup utility is set so that the computer starts from the device you want. >>>Doesn't list it as an option on the priority screen,BUT it is listed on the BIOS information page as recognized (HD0 I believe).>>>? Press F12 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up to select the device you want the computer starts from.>>>Does not list the SSD drive as a boot option. Tried w/ and w/o the HDD installed.

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Those of you with a Crucial m4 mSATA drives may want to avoid the latest firmware update, and others should perhaps look elsewhere for mSATA boot drives right now.  This has been a reported issue for the latest mSATA (01MG) and SATA (010G) firmwares. http://forums.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-M4-MSata-01MG-Firmware-ISSUES/td-p/11057...http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Crucial-m4-firmware-010G-is-now-available/td-p/10... I discovered this after having just purchased a m4 mSATA (ironically, because of Crucial's reputation for reliable m4's), and did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 on my x220t. Everything was great for an hour or two, then I switched to tablet mode and ~30 seconds later the tablet shut off suddenly. Upon trying to power back on, I got a "2101: Drive detection error on hdd2 (mini SATA)" error, and the drive would not boot. After re-seating the mSATA and sitting in the BIOS for ~10 minutes, I was finally able to boot back into Windows 8. Everything fine for a couple of hours, then it powered off again. Same 2101 error.  Finally managed to boot again, checked my firmware, mine shipped with 01MG. To top it off, there isn't a firmware downgrade floating around for the mSATA version. 

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I have an issue when trying to clone my main drive (a 64Gb SSD) whereby the clone fails shortly after starting with an Error code "Failed to prepare operations code: 10 'file system error is found' with extended code: 458,777 File record corrupt" . I am using Acronis but get the same result using other cloning software. The clone partitions the destination disc and then produces the error code when looking/checking the file system. I have narrowed the issue down to the winsxs folder and in particular the files beginning amd64* & x86* by using acronis file back-up facility and attempting to back-up the winsxs file. I have copied the winsxs folder to another drive and can successfully back-up this folder in it's new location using acronis.
I should add that checkdsk and SFC do not return any errors on the source files/folder and I have in the past cloned this drive successfully.
Any suggestions as to why this issue occurs or how I can overcome it would be gratefully accepted.

Answer:Unable to Clone drive

Know it's a long shot, but I encountered similar problems a while back doing image backups using Macrium Reflect -- which puzzled me because I have always found that to be reliable.

Turns out the problem was with the Destination drive, not the source drive. The error always showed up during the Verification pass. When I changed Destination drives, the problem vanished.

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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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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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Hi
My laptop presently has a 32gb mSATa SSD and 1TB HDD installed in raid configuration, with the OS installed the mSATA.
I wish to replace the 32gb mSATA with a 240gb mSATA, retaining the 1TB HDD
Could someone advise me on the best way to go about this please?
The laptop only has one mSATA slot / one SATA slot for the HDD.
My initial thought was that I could clone the 32gb mSATA to the 1TB HDD, then swap over the mSATA's, sticking the 240gb one in - and then copy the cloned drive from the 1TB HDD over to the 240gb mSATA. But now I see that they are in RAID configuration, so not too sure I can do that.
thanks

Answer:How do I clone mSATA to mSATA?

Make an image of the msata to and external drive with something like Acronis
make a rescue disk to boot the Laptop from
swap out the msata drives
boot from the rescue disk and restore the image to the new msata drive.

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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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(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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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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Hey guys, much appreciation to anyone who can give some advice as I'm having an absolute nightmare here. I recently installed an SSD into my Lenovo K430. I used Easus TODO to clone the drive, which seemed to work fine. I changed the BIOS boot sequence and booted into the SSD - all still seemed well at this point, so as a final step I formatted my old HDD to use as file storage. This is where it all went wrong! I don't know if I actually hadn't booted into the SSD and was still looking at my OS on the HDD, but basically I've gone and deleted Windows, including the recovery partition and everything else. The old HDD is reformatted, the new SSD won't load Windows.

I made a recovery drive before cloning, however this doesn't seem to work. I can get to the screen where I have options to reset the computer etc, but after it has "reset", all I can do is choose a country and keyboard layout before seeing an error message:
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation."Trying to find my windows product key so I can make a disc from windows 8 download, but can't find it anywhere - all suggestions online say that I should use software to get it from the BIOS, but I obviously can't do that when I can't get the thing started.

Please help! Stressed out of my mind here. Many thanks to anyone who can give some advice.

Answer:Win 8.1 lost after clone. Recovery drive not working. HELP

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Trying to find my windows product key so I can make a disc from windows 8 download, but can't find it anywhere - all suggestions online say that I should use software to get it from the BIOS, but I obviously can't do that when I can't get the thing started.



Look at this post for info: How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?

But if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8.1 product key, the Windows 8.1 installer (when you install Windows 8.1 from DVD/USB) will detect the product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS) and activate Windows 8.1 automatically.

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After building or repairing/upgrading 70 or so desktops, I've run into problems cloning the hybrid hard drive in my year old IdeaPad U530 to a new SSD. Nor can I create a backup image which I could restore to the SSD. Lenovo phone tech support is absolutely clueless and incredibly disinterested in providing any help. I intend to upgrade to Windows 10 after getting the SSD in place. (I've done 4 upgrades to Windows 10 on desktop computers so far and they've all been very smooth sailing.) The problem:First, the U530 uses a 1 TB Western Digital hybrid drive divided into two disks. Disk 0 is the 14.91 GB cache. Since I am trying to clone to a 1 TB SSD, I presume there is no need for me to copy this "Disk 0". (Operating system is fully updated Windows 8.1.) Disk 1 is divided into 8 partitions:*: WINRE_DRV - 1000 MB, 313.5 MB free*: System_DRV - 260 MB, 32.57 MB free*: LRS_ESP - 1000 MB, 501.05 MB free*:                   - yep, the name is blank, 128 MB, 0 freeC:Windows8_OS - 180.67 GB, 57.68 GB freeData_D Drive - 708.62 GB - 261.35 freeE:Lenevo - 25 GB, 3.39 GB free*RB_DRV - 14.89 GB, 12.52 free I have used Acronic True Image Home, AOEMI Backupper Standard, and O&ODisk Image9 to no avail. With desktops I've built, I've been able to easily either clone a disk or restore a backup image to a disk. No problems. These have all been configued as a C and D drive like I've done wi... 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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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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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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HiI'll be getting my X220 soon and one of the first things i'll be doing is taking out the 320gb hard disk and replacing it with a 256gb Corsair M4 SSD. Now to install the OS on the new SSD i have 2 options: 1) Make a image of the existing HDD (take out the HDD before booting it up) and copy this image to the new SSD Or 2) Use the recovery disks to install the OS on the new SSD I would prefer option 2 but read somewhere that using recovery disks does not restore the PC to factory-fresh state? Is this true? Cheers





ThinkPad X220i7-2620MCorsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb8gb Crucial RAMIPS 12.5 3x3 displayIntel Ultimate N6300 wifi9 cell batterybluetoothFingerprint readerWin 7 Pro 64 bit









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Answer:New SSD on X220 - clone drive or install OS from recovery disks?

On my old Lenovo 3000 i changed the factory 120Gb drive to a new 250Gb Seagate hybrid using the disk cloning in Acronis backup software.  It worked perfectly - when i at some point change the drive in my X220, i will do the same. I haven't tried the recovery disks, so i cannot answer that question.





/Henrik - DenmarkX220 - i7-2620, 8GB, 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (I just LOVE my X220!)

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi,
I have a Satellite Z30 with a msata 128GB SSD, and I want to replace it with a bigger SSD.

When I take a look of the partitions of the original ssd, I can see 6 different partitions. Are all partitions necessary?

I attach a pic of the disk (in spanish, sorry). Anybody can help me?

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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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I have a R61 laptop with 140 GB running Windows Vista. It's about 18 months old. Windows explorer says 82GB of 140GB is used. When I add up each folder I get only 45GB of space used. All I really have on this computer is 26gig music & some holiday photos. I have had this problem since I first got the computer. I have looked through threads here who suggested that backups may be the issue, and a program called Rescue and Recovery was the problem. However, when I open that program it says that there are no backups avaliable. However, that program definitely tries to run on my computer every Wednesday as I get a popup telling me my computer was turned off and do I want to run it (I say no). The SW Tools folder is only 2GB. On windows explorer when I right click I see that there are something called "system recovery points" of which there are many. However, I can't figure out what these are, where the data is stored, or how I would delete it. Please help me as this is very frustrating as I have about 40GB of music I would like to move across but at present that would use a lot of my remaining space.    













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Answer:40GB missing from hard drive! (R61) - Rescue and Recovery says there are no backups?

download this and you can see everything on your harddrive http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64425-page,1-c,downloads/description.html





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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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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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Hello. I have a question. What is the best software or even the best means for me to make a real time copy or clone of my system hard drive on a separate physical disk to record up-to-the-minute system changes in the event one that my hard drives fail I would then boot into the other system drive on the good physical hard drive and without much effort be back up and running? NOTE: All my installed programs, folder files, files, settings, and configurations would be identical to the hard drive that has the separate system partition that just failed? No loss of work or data. I know I ‘may’ lose the work if not saved at that 'precise moment' the failure occurred, but any work that was saved seconds before the failure would still be on the copy or cloned separate system separate drive or separate system separate drive’s partition.

Paid or free program/software is no issue. I have Windows 7 Professional.

Any ideas as to programs/software you can suggest or a means I am not aware of?

Please reply.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Looking for programs/software will clone or copy my system drive for immed. recovery?

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Hello. I have a question. What is the best software or even the best means for me to make a real time copy or clone of my system hard drive on a separate physical disk to record up-to-the-minute system changes in the event one that my hard drives fail I would then boot into the other system drive on the good physical hard drive and without much effort be back up and running? NOTE: All my installed programs, folder files, files, settings, and configurations would be identical to the hard drive that has the separate system partition that just failed? No loss of work or data. I know I ?may? lose the work if not saved at that 'precise moment' the failure occurred, but any work that was saved seconds before the failure would still be on the copy or cloned separate system separate drive or separate system separate drive?s partition.

Paid or free program/software is no issue. I have Windows 7 Professional.

Any ideas as to programs/software you can suggest or a means I am not aware of?

Please reply.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Looking for programs/software will clone or copy my system drive for immed. recovery?

Re: Looking for programs/software will clone or copy my system drive for immed. recov

There are many programs that will do what you're requesting - check out the MG Backup section.

It's been my experience, though, that Acronis True Image is hard to beat.

An added plus: it's on sale at the Major Geeks Software Store.
 

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I have found a million how to install mSATA articles, but I can't find any on recovery. Please let me know if I'm just out of luck, this is what I did (geez I feel stupid). 1.) Purchased Y580 last year, made recovery disks immediately when I got it out of box. 2.) Have been using Y580 for past 12-14 months and last week or so it's been locking up.  Hard drive activity seems like it stops (mouse moves, all programs lock up trying to read/write). 3.) Purchased new hard drive and 2.5" sata USB enclosure. 4.) Removed Y580 original hard drive with all my files on it and put it in SATA enclosure.   5.) Installed new hard drive into Y580 and started doing Recovery / Restore to defaults with Recovery Disks. 6.) Plugged USB SATA enclosure into computer #2 to back up files.   partitions are all whack!!  Can't read files except for the 30GB partition with drivers on it.  7.) Plugged original hard drive back into Laptop.  Windows Blue screened at boot.  Ran boot repair and windows 'fixed registry'  It still looks like a factory restored computer!  Only original files everywhere.  With my 1TB drive displaying 90% free disk space.  What?!  Where did my files go? So in essence, I think that the MSATA drive in the Y580 contained special sauce to read contents from the actual hard drive.  Because I "restored" the mSATA + new hard drive",  it no longer has the partition informatio... Read more

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Hello,
 
I've had to pull out my old T400 as a backup machine after sending in my current T420s for repairs, but the T400 is running so excruciatingly slowly that I've decided I need a fresh install of everything. I tried rescue and recovery but it didn't work. I suspect this was because the computer was originally delivered with Vista plus an XP downgrade disk, which I immediately used. I then later had problems and had a computer shop wipe everything and install Windows 7, so I assume at some point in this process the original rescue & recovery mechanism was lost.
 
Question is what do I do now? I have Windows 7 discs, but otherwise no backup discs for this computer. I've read that all I need to do is to insert the Windows discs in the drive, boot the computer, select F12 to boot from disc, and proceed from there. Is it really that simple, or is there anything else I need to have available, or look out for, before I start the process? Even though this machine is slow, at least it's working more or less, so I don't want to mess anything up and be unable to work entirely before my T420 is back from the shop.
 
All advice is appreciated!
 
Thanks,
 
Susan
 
 
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I had to replace my hard drive due to bad sectors. Where/how can I download the Recovery/Resue Discs so that I can restore my laptop to factory settings? I have replaced my hard drive due to bad sectors.













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Answer:Recovery/Rescue Discs for Lenovo G770 - Replaced Hard Drive

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Recovery media has never been available via download. You'll need to call Support (info below) to obtain and there may be an associated cost.
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.
 
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With Rescue and Recovery 4, I used the Rescue option to transfer selected files from my Thinkpad to the external hard drive.  I then restored the Thinkpad to a previous backup.  Using Windows Explorer, I can't see the rescued files on the external hard drive, in order to copy these back to the laptop.  How do I get to these files? Thanks!

Answer:Can't find rescued files transferred by Rescue and Recovery 4 to external hard drive

I just posted a solution to this problem here:http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_Utilities&message.id=1783&jump=... Hope it works for you!

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My T60P 8744-C9U hard drive died.  Test: BIOS encounters read errors when doing a  test - WinXP boot cd cannot find C drive.But fortunately I did frequent backups to a USB external drive .... hum.....So - HOW DO I RESTORE THE DATA FROM THE USB EXTERNAL DRIVE THAT WAS CREATED WITH R&R onto my other computer so I can work - a desktop - Quad XP 64 - not a Lenovo product !!! 

Answer:Rescue and Recovery - How do I restore data to another comptr since my laptop hard drive crashed???

You're not going to be able to do a complete restoration onto a totally different computer, but you should be able to connect your external drive to the desktop and retrieve specific files and folders.
 
The only way to do a complete restoration is to get a new drive for the T60, download R&R and restore from the backup, unless you burned recovery discs, then you could restore from those and then use the backup.
 
Dave  

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I have tried to create windows 7 rescue media, and also create/setup backup to my second drive on my thinkpad p50. I get the same error the the files cannot be found for both processes. Any info on how to reinstall or reset this to new so I can complete a backup?

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If I try to use (for instance) a Macrium Reflect Rescue USB stick, I set my BIOS to look at the USB ports first. Then, I reboot and The first message I see is "Invalid Partition Table." The USB stick didn't work because it didn't boot my PC. If I create a clone of my primary disk (with the OS on it), then try to boot with it (because I've replaced my primary disk with the clone), I get the same message "Invalid Partition Table" and the PC won't boot. Can anyone help me solve this problem please?

Answer:An OS clone or a Rescue USB stick results in Invalid Partition Table

Not sure I can help, but more details needed:

What version of Macrium are you using to do the clone attempt?

Is the clone attempt made from a Macrium installation on the hard drive of the source PC?

I assume you used a Macrium ISO to make that USB stick. Where did you get the ISO? Do you know what Macrium version it represents?

I assume you aren't using an a CD rescue disk because you have no CD burner?

Describe the source and destination discs used in the cloning attempt: Brand, size, MBR or GPT initialization? Was the destination disc wiped clean? Is it new?

What method did you use to make that USB stick bootable--what software was involved?

Any other details you can think of?

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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo T61 Widescreen (Type: 7658CTO) that I bought in Canada in May 2008. Unfortunately my warranty has expired. I had some problems with my 1st hard drive (which came shipped with my Canadian machine) and so had it swapped with a new one using Lenovo's Hong Kong On-Site service in January of this year (I now live in Hong Kong). I am trying to do a Rescue and Recovery (full system restore to factory settings) using the Hong Kong drive, but it is frozen at "Please Wait, Preload Customization in Progress...." There is an accompanying command line screen that says "Installing Chinese Hong Kong language pack". At the top of this command line screen it says "Select X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe - call c:\swwork\autoex.cmd" It has been frozen for over an hour. I have tried rebooting but it freezes again at "Please Wait, Preload Customization in Progress..." I do not have Rescue and Recover CDs as they were not an option at the time I purchased my machine. In the past, I have several times successfully recovered and reinstalled from my hard drive partition on my Canadian hard drive. Both Canadian and Hong Kong hard drives were running English Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. Unfortunately, I do not have my Canadian hard drive anymore because I had to hand it over to the Hong Kong technician in order to recieve a new hard drive. Could it be that the Hong Kong On-Site Warranty service merely made a Ghost Image of a Eng... Read more

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Hi All,Note that I was a registered Lenovo user already when this story started.It started with a Rescue & Recovery issue. When it is asked to copy a backup to USB drive, it has deleted/overwritten another backup on the USB drive. It happened to be my Vista Business. No warning or anything. I would like to have it back.So I visited the Lenovo site and tried to troubleshoot. There was no useful information to be found or it was not easily accessible.Then I tried to submit a request. It warned me for the necessity of a warranty status check.It offers the auto-detect and the manual status check. None of these worked. The auto-detect was possibly because I use XP. However, the suggested recipe for XP did not work either: I was not offered to install any ActiveX. The manual one gave a ?our apologies. No warranty information.?Anyway, I trust in my warranty, since I bought it only a month ago, so I go on with the ?submit a request.? After selecting EMEA, I got a site that is applicable to US only.Afterwards, I clicked ?My account? and got ?our apologies? the requested page cannot be found. Kept on trying, so I went to the forum, and wanted to login. Since I have not received any password, I filled in my registered e-mail address. It said it was not registered.Finally, I created a new account and I could post this message.The original issue is in my main interest, while I would not mind if the rest was also picked up.lenovouser1Thinkpad SL-300, XP downgr... Read more

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Hi all, A few months ago I purchased a 120gb m500 ssd (mSATA) and put it into my Lenovo W520.  This is currently the boot drive and is also home to a few programs that I want to run faster.  I did a benchmark today and noticed it only goes up to around 260mbps read and wanted to know why.  Further research shows the mSATA slot on this board is only SATA2 and not SATA3 (which would indicate the speed loss). My question is, is the hard drive caddy bay (the thing you can plug into the cd drive) a SATA3 port?  If this is the case, I could get an mSATA-SATA 2.5" adapter and plug it into that adapter and then into the laptop.  Would this also be worth it for the speed increase?  It'd be around 2X faster than current, and then 5X faster that the old spinning HDD (which is currently still in and is being used for programs and such) Thanks!













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Answer:move msata ssd from msata port to drive bay

Yes, the "caddy" drive bay runs at SATA3 (6Gb/s) speed. Whether the reconfiguration you describe is worth it, only you can decide.
 
For reference, I run a Crucial m4 mSATA SSD in my X220 (also SATA2) and I'm quite happy with the performance. I've got a Samsung 840Pro in the main bay for personal file / video / image storage.
 
Cheers.

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I am planning on installing Paragon - Drive Backup Professional on my T61 PC (Win XP) which currently has Rescue and Recovery 4.0 on it. .... Now, If during the Paragon install I choose to have Paragon install its "Backup Capsule" which it installs as a hidden partition and allows access to it via pressing the F11 Key: 1.   Will i have any issues if I leave Rescue and Recovery on my PC which also makes use of a hidden partition which is accessable by pressing the Blue Thinkvantage Key ? ....So, Will there by any issues ?  P.S.  I think that when Paragon installs the "Backup Capsule" that it modifies the MBR on the hard drive.  2.   How have others installed the Paragon Drive Backup Professional program on their Thinkpads which also have Rescue and Recovery on them ??? ...  If yes, did you  install Paragon with or without the "Backup Capsule" and left RnR on the Thinkpad PC  ?  3.   Or, have you Un-Installed rescue and recovery first and then installed  "Paragon Drive Backup Professional" ?...  If yes, did you  install Paragon with or without the "Backup Capsule" ?  





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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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 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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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





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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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I have an Inspiron 17R 7720 with a 32GB mSATA SSD and a 1TB HDD. It is my understanding that my computer boots off of the mSATA drive and runs some my of my software off that drive as well, while the bulk of my software and user data are stored on the slower HDD. Amazon has 1TB SSHDs in the $80 price range with claimed throughput 2X that of the HDD.
Question 1 - I'm not a gamer, most of my "computing" is surfing the web, MS Excel and Word, and occasional spurts of editing/post processing digital photographs, probably less than 10% of the time spent on the computer. Will I see any noticeable performance improvement by upgrading to a SSHD?
Question 2 - Were I to upgrade to a SSHD, should I clone my mSATA SSD + HDD to the SSHD or just the HDD to the SSHD?
Question 3 - Obviously cloning just the  HDD to SSHD would be fairly straightforward and easily accomplished; what would be involved in cloning both my mSATA SSD + HDD to SSHD?
Question 4 - Assuming I do replace either just the HDD or both drives with a SSHD, how does the BIOS recognize the changed drive(s)? Do I have to manually edit the BIOS configuration to reflect the change or is it automatically detected during the system boot?

Answer:Inspiron 17R 7720 - Clone mSATA SSD + HDD to SSHD or just HDD to SSHD?

The mSATA drive is a cache only - the system boots from the hard drive, not the SSD.
You're not going to find a solid state hybrid drive much - if at all - faster than your current setup.  The way to speed up your system is to install a native SATA SSD -- not a hybrid drive.  That WILL boost performance.
You won't need the cache drive with a native SSD at all so you can clone the hard drive to the SSD and deactivate the mSATA drive thereafter.  You will need to change the Intel Rapid Storage setting in BIOS setup.

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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? 





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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.





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