Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Lenovo Rescue & Recovery 4.5: terrible piece of software

17 Jan 2013   #1
thierry2064

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Lenovo Rescue & Recovery 4.5: terrible piece of software

Hello all,
Just a notice to all users, not to use Lenovo Rescue & Recovery. Everything goes well, until the restore : I have one SSD for system and one micro sata for data. The system drive had two partitions (created by Lenovo at the origin, a system (C) partition and a Lenovo recovery partition). When I tried to restore a previous version of the system drive that I backuped with Lenovo R&R, it restored the system on C: and restored the recovery partition... on D:, erasing all my data ! In addition, the MBR was missing. And cherry on the cake, I could not use the beckup a second time when I tried.
I was particularly disappointed because as the backup went so smoothly, I did not do a data backup before restore, my previous backup being three days old, so I lost three days of work.
I had previous bad experience with Windows backup & restore, the software could not find the resotre, but at least it did not erase data. Now I am trying acronis, did not try restoring yet.
I reinstalled my laptop with an orginal Windows porfessional CD, I could use the licence number on the laptop sticker, I'll never use a Lenovo software again. And i'll never restore without backing up or disconnecting my dta drive.
Thierry


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jan 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Welcome Thierry,

Many people use this for system imaging and restoring, including me. See if this suites your needs.

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #3
thierry2064

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for advice,I'll try
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Lenovo Rescue & Recovery 4.5: terrible piece of software




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Rescue/Recovery DVD fails to boot
Hi, I have an Inspiron 1545 (circa 2008) and have used their recovery software to create a rescue DVD and it fails to boot with the following: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: ... File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe...
Installation & Setup
Searching for a certain piece of Log-in software
Some time ago, I stumbled upon a piece of software that could automatically log in at start-up, and then log the computer. The purpose of this piece of software is to allow the computer to start up and load the different progresses while the computer is locked. I have searched for it but was...
Software
problems with installing a piece of software - truecrypt
HI all: First thank you for the read. I am new to the security features of Windows 7. My shop is XP transfering over. This is the situation. I have been tasked to install a truecrypt on to laptops "locally". When I went to do this: I downloaded the software. When I went to install it I...
Software
Rescue & Recovery Creating System_DRV Drive
Hi Guys, Been a while since I last did my backup and thought of using the ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery function to backup all my data to my external HDD. Followed the instructions given and the whole process took about an hour. After that, it showed another new drive "System_DRV" on My...
Installation & Setup
Lenovo Rescue and Recovery Not Working
I bought my laptop with Vista Home Premium. And I upgraded to Windows 7 (via the offer for a 'free' upgrade). Now Lenovo's Rescue and Recovery won't run. I go to the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox, click System Health, then go to Enhanced Backup and Recover and I click to run it, but it does nothing....
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App