Copy Recovery Partition


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Frank

I have a new Lenovo Y410 notebook. It came with licensed Vista Home Premium
pre-installed. The recovery partition is located in a hidden drive E: with
about 13 GB.

I would like to make an exact copy of this recovery partition on a DVD. It
seems like an impossible task as Drive E: doesn't even show in Windows
Explorer. Disk Management says it is EISA formatted.

The problem is that should my hard disk fail, the recovery partition will no
longer be accessible. This is why I would like to make a copy of it before
such an event occurs.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
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Malke

Frank said:
I have a new Lenovo Y410 notebook. It came with licensed Vista Home
Premium
pre-installed. The recovery partition is located in a hidden drive E:
with about 13 GB.

I would like to make an exact copy of this recovery partition on a DVD.
It seems like an impossible task as Drive E: doesn't even show in Windows
Explorer. Disk Management says it is EISA formatted.

The problem is that should my hard disk fail, the recovery partition will
no
longer be accessible. This is why I would like to make a copy of it
before such an event occurs.

You can create recovery disks. Either look in your manual, on Lenovo's
website, or contact Lenovo tech support for how to do it with your specific
model laptop.

Malke
 
M

meerkat

Frank said:
I have a new Lenovo Y410 notebook. It came with licensed Vista Home
Premium pre-installed. The recovery partition is located in a hidden
drive E: with about 13 GB.

I would like to make an exact copy of this recovery partition on a
DVD. It seems like an impossible task as Drive E: doesn't even show
in Windows Explorer. Disk Management says it is EISA formatted.

The problem is that should my hard disk fail, the recovery partition
will no longer be accessible. This is why I would like to make a copy
of it before such an event occurs.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Hi Frank.
Go here and have a read...
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/rescuerecovery.html
bw.. for Xmas.
 
R

ray

I have a new Lenovo Y410 notebook. It came with licensed Vista Home
Premium pre-installed. The recovery partition is located in a hidden
drive E: with about 13 GB.

I would like to make an exact copy of this recovery partition on a DVD.
It seems like an impossible task as Drive E: doesn't even show in
Windows Explorer. Disk Management says it is EISA formatted.

The problem is that should my hard disk fail, the recovery partition
will no longer be accessible. This is why I would like to make a copy
of it before such an event occurs.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Would be easier to boot a Linux Live CD and use partimage to back up
across the network. If it's ever needed to restore it, quite easy to
reverse the process.
 
S

Synapse Syndrome

meerkat said:


I have had several IBM and Lenovo ThinkPads, and am a regular poster in the
unofficial ThinkPad forums, but I have never heard of the Y series, or Y10,
so it is not a ThinkPad.

Your answer would definitely be the correct one if other Lenovo laptops,
like the IdeaPad line and others, have the ThinkVantage software, but I
doubt it.

ss.
 
M

meerkat

Synapse Syndrome said:
I have had several IBM and Lenovo ThinkPads, and am a regular poster
in the unofficial ThinkPad forums, but I have never heard of the Y
series, or Y10, so it is not a ThinkPad.

Your answer would definitely be the correct one if other Lenovo
laptops, like the IdeaPad line and others, have the ThinkVantage
software, but I doubt it.
Hi ss.
The Y410 is here...
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4052
Went into USA from Asia.
bw..
 
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Synapse Syndrome

E

Ed.

Synapse Syndrome said:
Interesting. You mean this even copies the hidden restore partitions on
laptops? Have you tried it yourself?

I think you meant to give the link to the Windows version?

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm

Cheers

ss.

I use the Image for Linux and yes it can copy the hidden partitions. You can
use it for Windows. You don't have to have Linux. They also have Image for
DOS if you think you will be more comfortable with it. I have used both and
also Image for Windows which was the link you provided. They all have a 30
day free trial so try them and then decide if you want to buy.
 
S

Synapse Syndrome

Ed. said:
I use the Image for Linux and yes it can copy the hidden partitions. You
can use it for Windows. You don't have to have Linux. They also have
Image for DOS if you think you will be more comfortable with it. I have
used both and also Image for Windows which was the link you provided.
They all have a 30 day free trial so try them and then decide if you
want to buy.

Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in my for next time I need to do that.
As I would only need it for copying an entire disk with hidden partitions,
on an occasional basis, the free trial would do, so it's even free.

ss.
 
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Ed.

Synapse Syndrome said:
Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in my for next time I need to do that.
As I would only need it for copying an entire disk with hidden partitions,
on an occasional basis, the free trial would do, so it's even free.

ss.
Double check on the free trial. I am not sure but at one time the free trial
allowed to make an image but not let you restore it. Or maybe that was on
one their other products BING that is a boot manager and can also make
copies or partitions.
 
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