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ThinkPad Rescue & Recovery Not Available

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by BronzeMan, Sep 4, 2010.

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  1. BronzeMan

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    ThinkPad X61 Win XP SP 3: I cannot access the Advanced options for Rescue & Recovery that would let me delete the giant backup file clogging my C: drive. All advice received so far assumes I can find the Advanced section under Rescue & Recovery, but I cannot. No, it is not under ThinkPad Productivity Center; it is not available under All Programs. Rescue & Recovery under All Programs brings up nothing after clicked on. I have been able to configure backups to an external drive, but cannot find the options for deleting backup files on the C: drive. Thank you in advance--this has consumed many, many hours so far to no avail.
     
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    Thank you. Many blog responders solved their problem by going to the Advanced button in Rescue & Recovery. But my Rescue & Recovery does not even come up. When I tried to update my Rescue & Recovery, the new version downloaded, supposedly, but the install froze at 74% completion (I let it run for 5 hours). So I took the advice from one of your suggested links and ordered a recovery CD specific to my machine, but have given up on trying to fix it within Rescue & Recovery. I will remove the software from the machine and then hunt down and destroy all of its data files. Then I will use the Windows backup onto an external drive. IBM really pulled a dumb one with their Rescue & Recovery software, and the Lenovo support people blame it on the users!
     
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