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

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

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!!!

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Hi,My T61p has suddenly stopped booting up properly, the ThinkVantage button doesn't work (I cannot access Rescue and Recovery) and I am traveling and do not have my backup CD with me. Is there a way I can get access to the hidden partition with Vista on it and rebuild from there? I found this website that seems to describe what I want to do:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4UFUYKHowever, my Thinkpad neither came with a floppy disk drive (which computer nowadays does?) and I also don't have a folder c:/IBMTOOLS that is mentioned in there.My details are:- I am running Vista Ultimate (english version)- T61p- I only have access to a French version of Vista Business to start a recovery console (with which I backed up my files)The symptoms are:- Cannot access Rescue and Recovery (when I press the button I only get a screen asking me to access the BIOS, boot normally or boot from a different device)- Several system drivers seem to be missing (e.g. intelide.sys or acpi.sys)- My MBR may have been destroyed previously (a Vista tool recreated it)- Both my HD and main memory passed diagnostic tests, so the problem isn't thereMy questions are:- Is there a way I can access the hidden partition and initiate a reinstall from there from the command-line (my French recovery console)- Is there a way I can recover access to Rescue and Recovery without requiring a floppy disk?Any help is appreciated,Petra
 
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Hello to everyone viewing this forum. I'm from the Philippines, and this is my first time posting in the forums. I bought my Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook from Singapore, and it's over a year old now. Well, we all know that the built-in ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program gives us a last resort when our laptops fail, and we all know that the hard drive partition where it resides is in a partition that is hidden, right? Well here's my problem.. I encountered a Windows problem which made me use a borrowed Windows operating system disk to repair it (via Windows startup repair), as although I have created recovery media already, I still want to back-up my data before that. Now after I have gone through the Windows Startup Repair service, and when I logged on, I was surprised to see the supposed to be hidden partition now appearing in My Computer! And as if that's not enough, when I try to boot Rescue and Recovery via the Lenovo Care button, it doesn't work anymore! Neither can I make Rescue and Recovery medium (Create Rescue Media on the Internal Hard drive) as it gives the following error: "The Files required for creating the rescue media cannot be found." And when I try to make Rescue Media on a CD/DVD: "An internal error has caused this process to fail." I would like to ask all you kind people here for your help with this issue.I'm considering backing up all files I need via the Rescue and Recovery workspace, but since I can't access R&R I'm ... Read more

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

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

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

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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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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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I have one serious question. i have install linux on my N200 and was resize the data partition to create linux partition. after instalation of linux, my Windows Vista Home was crash down. My question: if i do system recovery to the factory settings (to install vista again) will my linux partition gone (create and format to previous size) or stay like now!? HDD now is:C: service partitionD: data partionE: linux partitonF: swap for linux should it stay like this, or will become only C and D!?thx

Answer:Recovery Vista from hidden partition

Maybe you have to stay right now... it depends on your backup data. Windows don't know any Linux Partitions. It writes new partition table.

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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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i tried to burn a Factory Recovery DVD using Onekey Recovery tool. i chose Create Recovery disk, selected Factory Default recovery disk and got to the burning options. The disks were successfully burnt. I tried to burn one more set for safety but I get the following error message. The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable. Is there any solution for the problem?













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Answer:Y550 Lenovo recovery hidden partition visible and One Key recovery doesnt work

restart your computer and try again or copying the disks using nero may help.there are ways to activate hidden partition but not suggested.

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

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

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
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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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Greetings All,  Just installed R&R to new Hitachi 100GB, got 2010 error which I knew would occur until BIOS update. Anyway, shouldn't I get to Windows after the install is finished ? Just restarts with R&R again. Also Supplemental disk keeps stating wrong disk but certified Lenovo set. Did I misunderstand the process ? Any help greatly appreciated.Thank you,Donald 





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Answer:T43/p 2668-Q1U New HDD rescue & recovery install, no WinXP ?

Once the recovery process is done, you get back to Rescue and Recovery, at which point only the Supplemental disk (or no disk at all) should be left to work with. Finally, after quite some time, XP will appear...many reboots in the meantime.
 
Wipe the drive clean, re-install from scratch skipping the Supplemental disk and see where that gets you.
 
Good luck.

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

Answer:Rescue and Recovery Partition

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





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

Answer:IBM A31 Rescue & Recovery Partition

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

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

Answer:No diagnostics available in Rescue and Recovery partition

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

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

Answer:lost my rescue and recovery partition

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

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

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

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

Answer:Rescue and Recovery Partition doesn't work

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

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

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing - rescue & recovery partition

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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













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

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

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

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

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





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

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

Hello mate, Press F11 instead of enter.





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I am in the process of adding programs to a friends new Toshiba Laptop which on checking as 16GB of files on it.This appears to me to be a lot considering it is a new Vista PC and as very few programs on it, explorer tells me it as 16GB.Normaly I would expect about 6GB on an XP new PC.On reading its spec for this Toshiba it says it as a hidden recovery partition but I cannot see it.The partions are set at C and E with D missing which again seems strange. When I did an Acronis Image backup it altered the Disk partions to C ,with D for the External Backup Drive and E. Does this give any clues.

Answer:Hidden partition recovery

I think you press F10 to see the hidden recovery partition.

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I brought a lenovo notebook. it had a windows vista version already installed in it. I wanted to install xp with dual boot option and hence i booted it with xp cd. but i could only see one partition in that -hence being afraid of losing vista , i quit the installation process and rebooted.
but to my horror the system was not getting booted. hence i formatted the hard disk using the xp cd i had and installed xp on it. I later on found that lenovo had a key which could have restored the vista. but now that i have formatted the hard drive , i am not sure whether the hidden partition used to recover is deleted or not.
is there any way to check out whether its deleted or not or anyway to recover it??

Answer:Hidden recovery partition

The "Hidden" partition should have been visible using the xp installation cd on the srceen where you format the drives.

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

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

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

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Hi

I bought Satellite L25-S1217. It have COA Windows Home and Hidden partition (I think with Recovery Disc). Saler (I think) has formatted drive C and I do not know how to "recovery" system from hidden partition.
Have you got any ideas?

Answer:Recovery system from hidden partition

Hello

Have you got recovery DVD with your unit? US notebooks are not known to me but I don?t believe the recovery image is saved on some hidden partition. If yes then there must be some option to create own recovery CD.

As far as I know just on Portege M300 was hidden partition created with recovery image. If possible check this please with seller. Other way you can use Microsoft installations CD and later install all stuff on your own.

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Hi Readers,

Bought Satellite Pro A200 last Nov. I have been looking for this so called hidden 1.5GB Hidden partition. I thought it would have shown in Disk Management.

I have booted up pressing F8 for Advanced Boot options as it states in the manual , the option to repair is not listed.
Has any other users experienced this? Although I do have the Recovery disk.

deejaydee

Answer:Question about Hidden Recovery Partition

Hello David

To be honest I do not understand what you want. To make things clear: if your notebook is preinstalled with Vista OS this WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) partition will be automatically created and this option is listed in ?Disc Management?.

So what is your question now?

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When I got my new HP Pavilion, an option was given to hide the Recovery Partition D:

How do I reshow this?

Answer:Hidden Recovery Partition, Xppro

Open Windows Explorer (Start...Run...type in "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter)

Go to the Tools menu and select Folder Options, then click on the View tab.

Put a mark in the "Show hidden files and folders" radio button, then click OK

FYI - further down are the options to show file extensions and to show system files. Be careful if you opt to use these, as it makes it easier to hose your system.

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hey people.

I want to reformat my computer so i got 3 partitions one for windows 7, one for ubuntu and one big to storages of all my stuff
I got no dvd with windows 7, but i have a hidden recovery partition on my pc.
(A preinstalled windows 7) but I want to burn it out on a dvd so i can install it on a empty hdd with only 3 partitions (with out the recovery partition)
i have tried to find a way to do it but it without success nobody seems like to have that problem (maybe it because I've missed something ?? )
hope someone in here have a solution
(sorry for my bad English)

Answer:hidden recovery partition burnd to a dvd

Hello trix333ninja, welcome to Seven Forums!


Look around in the Windows 7 start menu for anything that says Acer for a link to creating the recovery disk set, be advised: some recovery disk sets require the presence of the recovery partition and will not function correctly if it is not present.


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Hello everyone,
I have a gateway nv73 with windows 7 home premium installed. The hard drive has a hidden partition that will restore the whole system to factory defaults. I believe my boot sector is corrupted. I press the alt+f10 combination to access the hidden partition at startup as well as I have set tried setting it as the active partition. When I restart I get this error message. F: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000098 Info: The windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry. When I got into diskpart I can show the partition and it is 12GB. I know that I have messed up the boot log on it and would like to know if there is some way I can manually start this process instead of the automated system. I do not have the system recovery disk and Im fairly confident all the files needed to restore the system are located in the partition I have just messed up the automated method of accessing them. Any help on this situation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Gateway hidden partition recovery

Hi Capnzims and Welcome to TSF,

You're not able to use this function without the DVD for several reasons. Mainly because you can mess it up or a malware could access the files and infect even the recovery drive, which of course is nothing you want.

The only way to succesfully activate the hidden partition and restore the machine, is to have the recovery disks.

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I got a virus somewhere along the line. Every time I do a factory install it's never right. Can the hidden recovery partition become corrupt? If so, how do I wipe my hard drive clean so I can use the "Completely Restore Coomputer to Factory Default" setting?

Answer:Can the hidden recovery partition become corrupt?

which kind of errors you have? and what OS and laptop model?

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Apologies for yet another question about OneKey Recovery (OKR) but after a day spent reading posts here and elsewhere I am lost as to how (if at all) it is possible to use OKR 8.1 to backup the system and hidden partitions so as to enable recovery to a new HD. System is B50-70 delivered 30/12/14 but built October 2014 with Windows 8.1 64 bit and OKR 8.1.0.2326. When I run OKR it offers me System Backup.  This backs up the Windows OS  (C:\).  I can see no options to backup the existing hidden partition or to create recovery disks/drive which would include that hidden partition.    Am I missing something please?   If not, is my best bet to dig out my Acronis?

Answer:OneKey Recovery 8.1: hidden partition(s)

For a total hard drive restoration, using Acronis would be your best option.  As you suspected One Key Recovery will only image the system partition which isn't much help if the hard drive has to be replaced.

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I've noticed that many Toshiba notebooks have hidden partition and DVD Recovery either. I don't have hidden partiotion, only Recovery DVD. Does it normal?

Answer:Satellite M70 - No hidden recovery partition

Yes it is normal. For this old notebook model Toshiba didn?t create ?recovery partition?. Satellite M70 is delivered with recovery DVD.

Newest notebook models are delivered without recovery DVD media but with recovery image saved on second partition and every notebook owner can create recovery CD/DVD alone.

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I want to know about lenovo laptop hidden recovery partition specially for flex 10.First thing I would like to ask is that about security issue of  hidden partition. Is it secured from viral ,spyware attacks.And another thing about how to access files of hidden recovery partition manually.And if a pc is infected then it will infect hidden partition files or some security is there .                Please help.................

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Update the hidden partition Recovery Hello, Many PCs as Lenovo, have a factory reset procedure called Recovery operating system. Or for machines dating from 2014 was the version supplied with Windows 8. This system was legally Update 8.1. They will be coming soon in Windows 10 release.   Is there a method or program to update the hidden partition (linux?) In the latest version of the operating system used for future factory reset directly in the latest version of Windows (without the presence of program staff added)? Best Regards French :Bonjour,De nombreux PC, tel les Lenovo, ont une procédure de réinitialisation usine du système d?exploitation baptisée Recovery.Or pour des machines datant de 2014 la version livrée était Windows 8. Ce système à été légalement updaté en 8.1. Ils le seront pour bientôt en version Windows 10.Existe-t-il une méthode ou un programme permettant d?actualiser la partition cachée (linux ?) dans la dernière version du système d?exploitation utilisée pour une réinitialisation usine future directement dans la dernière version de Windows, (sans présence de programme personnel ajouté) ?Cordialement

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Hi

Wondering if anyone knows of a program that will create a hidden partition on a pc so if the OS crashes due to virus of software curruption you can boot and press F11 and restore the pc back to factory settings. free or not free software. thanks for any help
 

Answer:hidden partition recovery software

Hello,
See this thread. It is similar to your question.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=247615
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A660/07u Australian model. UI want to back up Toshiba?s recovery partition just in case if a virus were to come etc. How can i do it? Because i can?t see it on my computer.
Also there is the hibernating partition so which one is Toshibas recovery partition. One is about 1.5 gig and the other is 12.5 gig.
Please help

Answer:How to back up the hidden recovery partition?

Hi wsb

You cannot back up this partition and later use it for OS installation. Access to this partition you can have if your notebook has ?factory settings? only.

What you must do is to create recovery DVD. This recovery DVD you can use for recovery image installation if something goes wrong. For recovery disc creation I recommend you to use DVD-R media only.

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Hi guys!I have a T61. I bought it a year before without recovery cds .when I wanted to restore orginal factory from recovery hidden partition but failed. there was a problem "couldn't find convert.cmd. I looked for solution on many forums, they said the problem caused by bad files accessing. But i till could access files on the hidden partition by using some softwares. i made a rescue media cd and try with this way. the result, my hard drive formatted and the hidden partition gone.Please show me what i should have done?thanks!

Answer:T61 recovery hidden partition lost

Xin Chao  I live in Hoi An, Quang Nam and use a T61.Where do you live now? Is your problem fixed now?

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Hey, I was wondering why I have a 20gb "preload" recovery partition? I went into Restore and Recovery and it says I have no backup or anything. Anyone help me out?

Answer:20gb hidden recovery partition?

before anyone can help you need to say which thinkpad T series you're referring to..
 
the recovery (or predesktop or whatever) should not be 20gig unless there is a R&R image there..
one you or someone else has created..
 
FWIW, i never use R&R..
i use acronis true image when i make a backup..
i create an image on a USB attach HDD and i have a TI boot CD in case of disaster..
 
hmmm, i better update some backups.. 
 





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Hi,So, when I started the Recovery drive, it searched and found no partition to save the system files on and it asked me to insert a usb 16GB which I did, and it did backup the system files using around 11 GB which is great.Now, there's a hidden recovery partition 12.99 GB as you can see in the picture which for some reason the recovery drive didn't find it and it's showing that it's free but in fact 9 GB are used up and I would like to update that recovery partition by putting there the other 11 GB because it's very recent. If I open my laptop in recovery mode, onekey would ask me if I want to restore from initial backup. That initial backup I have no control over it and unable to update it. If i want to backup my system using onekey, it will say estimated image file 80 GB but I only want system files like when using the recovery drive.I hope you guys understand me and that I haven't over complicated things. Thx.P.s. I have so many disk 0 partitions, can I delete any of them? How can i find out, which one is the recent one from the last windows upgrade?


























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Is there a way to copy or image everything on a HD? i.e. like a Dell laptop HD, including the hidden recovery partition. I know most imaging software will image a partition, but I want to copy the whole (everything) on the HD.

I have purchased a new larger HD for one of my Dell laptop's and I wanted to copy everything to the new HD including the recovery partition so I can use the old HD in another pc.
 

Answer:How to image HD including hidden recovery partition

Most cloning utilities found by searching this forum have this capability. Personally, I've had good success with Acronis' "True Image" products.
 

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I've got a Alienware m17x laptop, which i restored using the Win7Pro CD supplied. Unfortunately, this seems to lack the drivers and features that came with the orginal install. After this, I learned about the recovery partition, and how I couldve restored by ctrl+F11, which no longer works because from what I've read I've changed the MBR.

Does anyone know any tricks to getting this partition bootable so I can restore from that?

Thanks,
Ben
 

Answer:Restoring from hidden recovery partition after changing MBR

can you get on the internet with it, Ie. is the NIC driver installed?

If so windows 7 updates will install drivers...
 

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Can I see and delete the hidden recovery partition on Yoga 300IBY? I have the recovery partition on USB Flash drive and DVD. So i want to union the C;\ and recovery partition but i can t see it. The 20GB on C;\ are not enoughThanks to everybody  

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Ok, here's what I want to do.

If I was to build a new pc from scratch and install windows 7 home premium, how would I go about creating a bootable hidden recovery partition on the hard drive, so I could reformat it back to these settings at any point if needed?

(like the proper manufacturers do themselves, normally loaded by pressing one of the F keys)

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Easiest way to create a hidden recovery partition?

Ah yes, my motherboard in particular lets you create one of those. Quite a useful feature, that I don't really use.

What you can do is store a partition containing a backup, and restore from that when the time is right, even though you will need a optical disk to begin the restore process using the backup program. You won't be able to get something like one of the F keys when your computer starts up like most manufacturers do, but you might be able to give it the option when choosing between boot choices when your computer starts.

How to create custom recovery partition - MSFN Forum


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You won't be able to get it to start by hitting F keys, but you can modify your boot loader to boot into a hidden recovery partition.

I've used grub for this in the past. Have a "System Recovery" option in the list and set the timer to 1 or 2 seconds. "System Recovery" boots into a scripted DOS or WINPE partition which has at least a couple of prompts to back out (incase you boot into it by accident) and eventually restores the system partition back to the original image.

I have used 3rd party tools to do the imaging myself, but you could easily use ImageX if using WinPE.

I've only used it for other people's computers, so I can easily instruct them on how to restore it back to a working image and saves me from having to look at the machine myself. Saves them playing around with boot options trying to boot from a CD/USB as well.



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Following serious problems with Norton Goback that suddenly asks me to reinstall the program but being unable to recover my NORTON password, the registry became corrupted. Unable to reboot.. I was wrongly advised by Norton technicians to first use recovery console, that was a bad idea with an OEM platform. windows created a random password and could not use this feature afterward. then they asked me to manually modify the registry beside many other attempts..
To make a very long story short. I am unable to boot, the computer freezes on windows logo even in safe mode. recovery console was out of question because of a corrupted password (OEM) .
I attempted to manually replace all the win32/config/system files...SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY , PROGRAMS AND SYSTEM with the windows repair files unfortunately the backup system file was also corrupted for some reason...
I have tried alls tricks possible including reinstalling windows with recovery disks but they appeared to be defective.

Placing this drive as slave into a second computer I was able to extract files from the hidden recovery partition in boot drive.
a 5.36 GB partiton (see content description below )

MY QUESTION IS: HOW CAN I REINSTALL WINDOWS in my Sony computer USING THESE RECOVERY FILES?
(they are also saved in a slave disk on a second computer)
I tried to copy them on a clean boot drive but was unsuccessful.
this is the detail of my boot.ini file from that hidden recovery partition,
it shows partition 1....

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Answer:need to reinstall windows XP sp2 using hidden recovery partition

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i wiped my t61p to install korean windows and now i want it back to factory status. I tried to do it from R&R but i wont work and i think b/c i dont have the hidden partition. I've got no recovery cd or windows cd on me rite now....I really want it back to fresh factory status. need help thanks.

Answer:i deleted the recovery(hidden) partition and want it back..

Welcome to the forum! You'll need to obtain a set of recovery disks to be able to re-create the hidden partition.

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Recently somebody brought me a 2-year old HP Pavillion that had one of those system recovery partitions that HP stores the XP image on in case the OS gets corrupt. In this case the Maxtor 80G drive had numerous read errors on the C: drive, but fewer on the D (system recovery) partition. The drive was a mess. I tried to run Spinrite on it, but it said it would take 17,000 hours to fix (not kidding). When I slaved the drive, WinXP could see the drive, but it couldn't open it to see the files. It just paused for a minute or so and then asked if I wanted to format it because according to Windows it didn't appear that it was formatted. I tried the recovery console using chkdsk and fixboot and stuff, but chkdsk stopped with an error after a few minutes and fixboot didn't seem to do anything. In this particular case I was in luck because the lady had the image on CD?s (eight of them) and I was able to install it back to a new HDD easy enough. She had them because she had a problem with the PC before when it was under warranty and HP mailed them to her. But what if I was not that lucky and the PC wasn?t under warranty and I didn't want to call HP and pay for the CD's. She already paid for an XP license, and she shouldn't have to pay again even though I guy at a CompUSA said it was not that costly. What if she called HP?s tech support line, and upon finding out her PC was out of warranty, they switched her over to the sales departmen... Read more

Answer:duplicating hidden system recovery partition.

While I don't think I can answer most of your questions, I'll try and help you with what I do know.

Assuming that the recovery partition is similar to a utility partion on HP servers, this partition contains a custom filesystem that prevents an OS from seeing it as a readable/writeable drive. This way it's far more unlikely for a user or OS to damage the recovery partition or its utilities. When you press "F10" during the boot (or whatever trigger the BIOS requires), you specify to the system that you want to boot off of the utility partition, at which point should allow you to perform any number of recovery options.

If the recovery partition is damaged in any way, the only way to recover it is through the system restore CDs that may or may not come with the machine. Some manufacturors consider this partition the equivalent of the restore CD (its not) and you'll have to download or order them if needed.

It's also been my experience that if you wish to do a fresh install on a machine with a recovery partition, you may need to use the OS recovery utility to get a proper install and prevent the OS from giving C: to the recovery partition instead of your system partition.

Hope this helps.
 

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Today I received 2nd hand X200 without any recovery disks. I reinstalled everything from scratch but I was just wondering is it possible to recreate hidden recovery partition for future recovery? It would be perfect if I would need to sell the laptop and make the customer happy. Anyone tried to do this?

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I would like to create recovery disc from hidden partition. Is it possible to leave unnecessary software or I have to burn the whole partition? Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T61 Hidden partition and creating recovery disc

I would like to have the minimum number of DVDs. Can I use 1XDVD DL instead 2xDVD for Vista?

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I was informed by IBM that i can format my laptop without cd by pressing F11 or F12 while the laptop is starting.
Which of the two choices i have to select?
Which is the process?
If anyone knows ,please describe it because I am afraid i will make damage.Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:Solved: How to format with hidden recovery partition

More than likely it's F11. But it won't be a problem if it's not or you hit F12. One will take you to setup and the other will take you to the restore partition. If you go to setup just hit ESC and boot again choosing the other key. Once in the restore partition follow the prompts to enter the re-format (destructive) restore.
 

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I'd just like to confirm this properly please, before installing Ubuntu Linux on my new system (actually a G580 model).  I have created two sets of CDs using the One-Key Recovery Application in Windows 7.  These are, (1) a factory set of 4 discs containing the system as it was shipped, and (2) a set of 4 discs backed up using the same utility but containing my actual Windows 7 system having first removed unwanted software and personalised my configuration. In essence, I don't wish to irrevocably lose the hidden partition than enables the recovery of the system to take place without CDs.  Therefore, if I do overwrite the entire hard disc, will a later re-installation from either of these packs of CDs that I've created, recover the hidden partition as well as Windows 7? Perhaps it may also be possible to install Linux and preserve the hidden partition anyway?  Is that likely to be possible by judicious partition management? Many thanks. 

Answer:Is the hidden partition re-created when restoring from One-Key Recovery CDs?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Using recovery media created by OKR will automatically create the hidden backup partition on a raw hard drive
 
If you are keeping the hidden partition intact , but changing the other partition set , the One Key Recovery using the nova key will not work correctly , you need to use the recovery CD only to get the factory restoration at a later stage
 
In case you are not making any partition changes and only formatting the C drive and installing Linux .
Then also you will be able to use the nova key to recover.
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi. Few days ago i've got problem with my hard disc (it crashed ), so i've changed it for another. There were some problems with installation new windows xp, but already done, but ... how can I restore hidden partition with all stuff, without recovery cd's, or where can i get this cd's? Thank you for advice.

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Hey everybody!

First of all I want to thank everybody who took participation in solving this problem.
Okay, lets get to it.

Got an HP Mini 110 netbook. A person who gave it to me destroyed all the OS system, plus the RAM's were broken. So I replaced them and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Starter 32bit.
Everything works fine, but as most new laptops this one has a hidden recovery partition. The problem is I want to restore this machine to factory condition, but I cant access it due to the fact that I dont have HP Recovery Manager or something like that.
The recovery partition itself is okay as I saw in Admin Tools.
When going to System Recovery Options / System Image Recovery, the process cant detect any image - "Windows cant find a system image on this computer".

So maybe you have any idea what could I use to restore it to factory condition? Maybe there is a software that I can install and use in the same way as HP Recovery Manager? Or maybe I can get HP Recovery Manager somewhere.

Thanks again for your time.

PS,
so that you know, I also tried the F6 and itc methods, no luck.
 

Answer:Solved: Hidden Recovery Partition Access

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I'm making another partition of my Lenovo 3000 N200, when I tried to delete the created partition I accidentally reformated the hidden partition that contains the defualt recovery program. Now I can't start Windows vista and during the boot process I encountered this message " Interrupted Operation: Insert the Recovery CD or other recovery media and reboot your pc. How can restore my notebook back into its factory default?is there anything I can do to recover my files?

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

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

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

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I was using win 8 which was original came with notebook , then I installed win8.1(not upgrade from Store , just from .iso packet ).Because of some errors I re-installed another win8 . iso and now I can't download Recovery from SW Update .It says recovery partition doesn't exist.I was able to use that before.How can I re-create my recovery partition again?

Answer:Win8 Hidden Recovery Partition deleted.How do I re-create?

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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hello how are you all im new here and i hope somebody can help me i lost my hidden xp rescue partition , but i have it on dvds as an image can i restore it again to my laptop R60e please help me with my best wishes to all thx

Answer:Please Help , i lost my hidden recovery partition but i have it on dvd image can i restore it???!!

If you run the discs it will completely reformat the drive and all information will be lost. The computer will be in the same condition as when it came out of the box. The hidden partition will be there again.Are you sure it is gone or do you just need to re-enable the restore function with this?





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hi,

I just ran into a problem during my upgarding my laptops to win 8 pro from win 7 and also win 8

2) I have discovered that my laptop which came with win 8 which i upgraded to win 8 pro with a dvd, has had the contents of the hidden partition deleted in the upgrade process [as told to me by acer][that is i can no longer go back to factory default settings ever!].The hidden partition is going to be returned to original condition.So i would like to copy the image of that hidden partition somewhere,where i can copy it back onto the hdd hidden partition should this ever happen again for whatever reason.But not onto a dvd,either a externall hdd or usb stick if its possible.

2) i have another acer laptop which i have also upgraded,but from win 7 to win 8 pro.
And it seems that the hidden partition and the factory default settings in that laptop have been untouched!! as i have just restored it back to factory condition.
But i would also like to copy the hidden partition for this one.
And i also have other laptops with hidden partitions with vista and xp.

[so win 8 will delete the factory settings in a hidden partition when it is an upgradde from win 8 to win 8 pro but not from win 7 ???

What are the ways to copy the hidden partition for ones i know how to remove the hdd and ones that i do not?? In a way that is easy to copy back to the hdd concerned.

Thanks in Advance

Answer:copy hidden partition used for recovery to factory default

For all notebooks with all OS's

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.











Originally Posted by win8user2013


2) I have discovered that my laptop which came with win 8 which i upgraded to win 8 pro with a dvd, has had the contents of the hidden partition deleted in the upgrade process [as told to me by acer][that is i can no longer go back to factory default settings ever!].The hidden partition is going to be returned to original condition.So i would like to copy the image of that hidden partition somewhere,where i can copy it back onto the hdd hidden partition should this ever happen again for whatever reason.But not onto a dvd,either a externall hdd or usb stick if its possible.




DO NOT USE THE DVD TO UPGRADE, as you will make the Recovery Partition UNUSEABLE.

Use Windows 8 Pro Pack.

To upgrade Windows 8 core, you need to use the Pro Pack.
To upgrade to Pro Pack
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Add Features to Windows 8

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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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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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Hi...I have a T60 (2007-FVG) originally bought with Win Xp, and 2 years after I bought it, I have upgraded the OS to a OEM win vista. Now i wan't to recover the computer to factory state with Win XP using the blue ThinkVantage button during start-up.Here comes the problem, when i press the ThinkVantage button, in stead of getting in to the Rescue and Recovery menu, i just get a boot-menu where i can chosse to boot up from the harddrive, or the CD-rom drive. How can i get to the R&R-menu so i can recover the computer to factory state?RegardsPer Hyldahl













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Answer:Rescue and Recovery after installing a Vista OEM

Welcome to the forum Hyldahl, Couple of things here. 1) This unit orginally came preloaded with XP.  So that means that XP was also the OS that was loaded on the original partition. With these Thinkpads, customers have the ability to create their own set of rcds. You would normally follow this path: Start->Programs->ThinkVantage->Create Recovery Media  Information on creating the RCDs can be found on this link:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-68317 Did you already create a set of your own XP RCDs before installing Vista? 2) If you installed the Vista RCDs and didn't create your XP RCDs first, the XP recovery partition will be replaced by the Vista recovery partition.  My guess is that you didn't create your own RCDs yet. If this is the case, you would need to obtain a copy of the original RCDs for XP. You can try and contact your local tech support to obtain a copy of the XP RCDs. 3) To restore Windows to the orginal factory state, you would start by booting the machine and pressing the F11 key (or just boot from the orginal R&R cd). View the following link for the step by step guide to using Rescue and Recovery to recover Windows: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70803  Hopefully this will cover everything to get you started. Let me know if you need any additional assistance. Cheers,Mark  ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Anybody - please help.

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

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Hi all, I have had a blue screen after the update mentioned above! The driver crypto.sys caused a STOP response. Only because I am making backups right before an update, I was able to get my laptop up and going within 30 minutes. Please advise!

Answer:Blue Screen after Rescue&Recovery 4.2 Patch for Windows XP, Vista and Vista SP1

I also have this problem. When installing Watchguard VPN software, crypto.sys causes a blue screen when activated. How can I correct this issue?

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I am using Rescue and Recovery 4Version 4.20.0512.00I go to the advanced menu and select restore individual files and then I get the following error:WIZRR MFC Application has stopped workingA problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution isavailable.Here is the information from the event viewer:- System- Provider[ Name] Application Error- EventID 1000[ Qualifiers] 0Level 2Task 100Keywords 0x80000000000000- TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2008-04-16T15:44:28.000ZEventRecordID 2420Channel ApplicationComputer Kirk-PCSecurity- EventDatawizrr.exe4.20.512.04757278dntdll.dll6.0.6001.180004791a783c0000374000aada33a801c89fd8bf5db70eAny ideas of how I am going to restore files from my backups? Thanks, Kirk

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Last year (March 2008), I purchased Lenovo 3000 N200 series laptop (Model: 0769-BWG or TY2BWUK), with Window Vista Home Premium. Last week, while Window Vista was autoupdating my laptop, it fail to update it. While shutting down it was reverting back changes. I try to let it finish auto-update procedure, but it fail to recover. Finally after waiting for 2 hours, I power off the laptop and try to restart it. To my surpise, it could not load Vista. By using advance boot sequence, i tried to load vista in safe mode (which failed), then I tried to load it using safe mode with DOS command prompt logging... It was stopping at windows/system32/crcdisk.sys, after that it could not progress it. I could not able to load vista... Finally, i tried using repair options available in advance boot sequence (which tried to look at bad sectors in hard disk). It could not find any problem with hard disk.  Finally to go back to original factory condition, I press on Lenovo care button (Priviously I could able to copy my personal file to my external hard disk using dos commond). I tried option, Rescue & Recovery>Full Factory Restore. Again, it did not proceed... It starts the process, clears agreement page, and then ask for ... Read more

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I have Rescue & Recovery 4.21.1015.00 installed in my X60 Tablet. It is accessible only when i press the thinkvantage button at boot. Rescue an Recovery is not avaiable in my windows Vista workspace. Please help...i need to make a recovery disk and a back up....

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Hello, If I create a restore point using Vista, how do I access that using IBM Rescue and Recovery (R&R)? I recently had a situation where Vista would not boot-up and the only thing I could do is to use an old backup. Are Windows Vista backups available in R&R if Windows itself does not boot. It appears that a shelf version of Vista comes with Windows Recovery Environment that gives you access to the command prompt so you could edit the registry to delete any offending entries but I do not know how to get to the Windows Recovery Environment  within R&R and not having the Vista DVD. Thanks, Manish

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Hi.  I'm trying to get my hands on a Rescue and Recovery CD for an X60 Tablet (Model 6366) with Vista Business.  Does anybody have one that can either be copied and/or zipped/downloaded?Not trying to do anything nefarious, but I'm in an awkward position that Lenovo should have provided for:  my machine came with XP Tablet Edition and a coupon for an Express Upgrade to Vista Business.  I did that and upgraded a year ago (now on Vista SP1), but as my machine came with XP, Lenovo is unwilling to send me the Vista version of the CD (Doh!).Can anyone help?Thanks in advance!Message Edited by goestoeleven on 05-04-2008 08:13 PM

Answer:Rescue and Recovery CD for X60 Tablet with Vista Business?

Bump.I'd really like to be able to completely re-image my machine, and this disk would definitely come in handy.  Does anybody out there have one for copy/loan?(Lenovo, if you're listening, I'd still prefer to buy one...)

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Have a computer that didn't come with any disks, just a hidden partition with the os and programs. Is there a way to backup to disk the recovery programs in the hidden partition?
 

Answer:Computer didn't come with any disks. Just recovery disk located on hidden partition.

Re: Computer didn't come with any disks. Just recovery disk located on hidden partiti

Some manufacturers do supply a way to burn your own recovery CD/DVD set (even some of those Dell PC's that also have a hidden recovery partition).

I'd suggest you checkout the support section/forum of the makers website to find out how to access yours (if there is a way). Be warned - you will only have 1 chance to make the recovery CD/DVD set, have the correct CDs and DVDs ready before you start the creation process.
 

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RE: 3000 N200 Vista SP1 Rescue and Recovery won't load Since upgrading to Vista SP1, Rescue an Recovery will not load. Click the icon and nothing. I am using Rescue and Recovery version 4.20.512.0. Also the 4.2 patch for SP1 has been installed. I've already ripped it all out, cleaned it up, and reinstalled. Same exact behavior. Any suggestions? Thank You,Danny WMessage Edited by dannywall on 05-17-2008 09:42 PM

Answer:3000 N200 Vista SP1 Rescue and Recovery won't load

I'm having the exact same problem, except with a ThinkPad R61! Rescue and Recovery version: 4.20.512.0Operating System: Vista Business SP1 I've also applied the rescue and recovery patch for SP1. I've tried to download/install Rescue and Recovery both from System Update and from Lenovo's website....neither method seems to work. Has anyone any ideas?? Thanks,Alan. Also it seems this poster is having a similar problem, with no replies: http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=R_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=244&query.id=28756... And another poster here (again with no replies/solutions): http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_Utilities&thread.id=593Message Edited by msaddict on 07-03-2008 07:24 PMMessage Edited by msaddict on 07-03-2008 07:45 PM

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Why the vista on my x61t requires Windows Activation after the rescue and recovery?It cannot be verified. What should I do? Waiting for ur reply. Thanks a lot. 

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So, this was all a trial trying to upgrade to Win 7 on this machine. The Vista install was just getting slower and slower. The win 7 installer wouldn't let me continue without removing DISKEEPER 2007 first, which wouldn't install via the regular windows installer. So, I had to edit - remove the DISKEEPER registry entries, in order to be able to delete the DISKEEPER folder in the user programs folder. Fine, there was also this issue around the THINKPAD BUTTON xyz something, which I couldn't find any registry entries for, and I had already remove the program in the Unistall programs dialogue, and yet the computer thought it was still there. Fine, upon reboot of all this Rescue and Recovery comes up and won't let even a SIMPLE REBOOT occur. I'm pretty sure I'd rebooted already since removing the DISKEEPER junk, but can't say. The REGEDIT application MAY have been open still when the computer went into a reboot on its own. Regardless, I can't get past the R&R coming up and nothing will allow a normal boot to proceed? I thought I'd actually REMOVED it, but it's still there. Any thoughts on working around it, getting it past this, or having the boot look for the actual boot drive? I do think there was the regular dual-partition stuff resident still that was coming of TP's of this era

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Hello!I want to reinstall system VIsta in my notebook but I don't have any backups. I heard thaht ThinkPads have a hidden partition with all which is needed to install system again. How to do it? I have restored system by Rescue and Recovery CD to the manufacturing state but when I want to start with windows, there is a password. I didn't have any password. What is it?! How can I get this password? Please, help me  

Answer:Rescue and Recovery in ThinkPad R61 - trouble in restoring Vista.

You may want to call Lenovo support to resolve the password issue.

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Hello My Lenovo Y530 has damaged hard disk (bad sectors)I replaced HD with a new one, but i want to transfer hidden recovery partition with a One Key Recovery functionality to my new disk. (bad sectors were at the end of my old disk, so recovery partition is ok)Is there any tutorial how to do that?Should I use any sector by sector partition cloning/copying software? But how to get OKR working on a new disk?I really appreciate your help

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Need your help please Wasn't the last person to use my Laptop. noticed sometime ago when triying to log in that my screen has default to Rescue and recovery 4; what make impossible for me to access windows. please i've all i could but no success. i can do manything with PC via rescue and recovery but as you all know without windows access it's a handicape; thanks in advance or your contribution regards Tino

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Which between System Update Installation History and Post-Installation Status Report should I believe, when they tell a different story? When I run thinkVantage System Update, the post-intallation status report indicates that the following fails to install: * Rescue and Recovery 4.2 patch for Windows Vista* ThinkVantage Client Security Solution for Vista SP1* Lenovo Wireless WAN Activation Patch However, when I open the ThinkVantage System Update History Log, I read that the above updates have been installed. Which one should I believe? I'm willing to believe that the update has been installed, but whenever I run System Update, I keep getting the same message that the above three need to be installed. Should I keep ignoring the message? If not, what else could I try? I have a T60 running Vista with SP1 installed. 

Answer:Difficulty installing Rescue and Recovery 4.2 patch for Windows Vista

Hi privard, Thanks for your feedback. Anyhow, let me see how i could help to sort this out for you.  Cleo 

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





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









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

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





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

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

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

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













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Answer:Please help, Rescue&Recovery creating recovery CD´s problem

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

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

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