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Hard Drive Upgrade Process on Lenovo 3000 V100 - Hangs on restart

I'm trying to upgrade my Hard Drive from the 100GB my V100 came with to a Western Digital WD3200BVET. I've copied the C: drive using DriveImage XML, apparently successfully. What didn't copy was the hidden IBM_Service partition of 5GB. When I put the new drive in place and boot I get the first windows splash screen, but then windows hangs with the windows logo (XP) in the center of the screen.

Any ideas on what might fix this? I suspect the missing IBM_Service partition, but am not sure.

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  • AEngineer Jun 15, 2008

    Ah. I'm partway there. Many thanks.

    How do I copy the hidden partition? Any suggestions.
    DriveImage XML doesn't see it as a partition to copy though it sees it otherwise. Ouch.


  • AEngineer Jun 15, 2008

    Problem solved.

    I used my copy of Acronis True Image 11 to do the copying, making sure
    to keep the hidden partition the same size since I'd had indications in
    a Lenovo forum that was important.



    This worked flawlessly. The machine booted with no problems. I now have three times the disk space.

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Yes..you hit it right on the nose..that needs to be done first, otherwise the Lenovo Bios will simply loop..

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    P.Michael D'Acre Jun 16, 2008

    this is way cool. that true image can be superior..thanks for closing this one out with a rating that indicates your level of satisfaction

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