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  1. Howdy Mr. Ron, Pleasure to meet you,this may not be the correct forum to ask you this question but I have tried other options and still did not get the answer I was looking for- Here's my proboblem, my Daughter has a Lenovo Y 510 laptop with a 160 gig hard drive partitioned 30 gigs for C drive where the O/s is installed and is a logical drive and D drive that is 105 gigs and is a practical drive(I'm a desk top user with a 200 gig hard drive and it came configured 5 gigs for the recovery data and the rest of the drive is logical and fully funtional,and for the life of me I dont know why the manufacturers are allowed to partition the hard drives the way they do) anyway it crashed and said "cannot find boot sector" and when she called Lenovo Support they told her to reinstall Vista on her D drive and that way she could go into C drive after the fresh install onto D drive and retrieve her files, but even the Techs should know that by default and even if you change the direction of a download to D drive it still goes to C drive most of the time, and yes it did and it re-wrote Vista to C drive and wiped out her data and so on from C drive. She hasn't used it since she did this so she hasn't even loaded in the drivers or facial recognition software, so I am hoping that she still has loads of photos and stuff left to retrieve? My question is how to deploy Recuva-I downloaded your program onto a jump drive and when I fire up my Daughter's Lenovo I think I want to get into BIOS and change the boot sector so that it boots from the Jump Drive instead of it booting from C drive and loading Vista and probably write over some files, or install your program on D drive and run it from there and make up some folders, like My Picture's, My Documents, My Music etc., on D drive to send the recuvered data to that comes from C drive. Because D drive is a practical drive am I going to be able to open Recuva from that drive? I am anxious to get going on this because it crashed two weeks ago and my Daughter was away for her summer job and is back now and of course is asking "So when are you going to fix my computer Dad?, the worst part is she has only had it since March and loves it but who needs crashes,give me XP Media Center 2005 anyday. So any help you can give me by answering my questions Mr. Ron, you definately have it going on by what I have read from your postings so I hope that you can help a poor old Canuck out. Thanks so much for your time and being there Ron it's muchly appreciated! Mark Fairweather aka Tiggerer
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    Lenovo Y510

    Howdy Everyone, First time poster with a question about Recuva and how to deploy it. Here's the problem that lead up to this mess, my Daughter has a Lenovo Y510 and it crashed while away at her summer job. When she booted it the screen said "Cannot find Boot Sectoer", she called Lenovo Support and they said that seeing as how D drive(105 gigs) was empty she should reinstall Vista on D drive and that way she could then go into C drive and retrieve her files but>>>> by default everything you download on this laptop goes to C drive and yes it did when she reinstalled Vista and wiped out all her C drive. So I am hoping that because she has not loaded any drivers or facial recognition software back in not to much should have been written over...we can dream anyway. So back to D drive, if I put the Recuva program on a jump drive and boot into Bios and get it to boot from either the jump drive or download it to D drive and boot it from there...is this possible because now that Vista is reinstalled I dont want to boot with C drive and write over any files that may be left. Secondly has anyone else had this type of problem with Lenovo Tech's because he should have told her to repair rather than change the location of the O/S, I mean I understand the reasoning but if she did it that way I dont know if she could have gotten back into C drive without a boot sector or would have been able to retrieve anything without a rescue program, yes/no. So if anyone has any idea's before I fire my Daughter's baby up now that she is home again, I would really appreciate it as it's been awhile since I have had to do one and could use the input. Thanks for anyone's time. Mark Fairweather
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