Recovery disk in Lenovo® IdeaPad U550
How to Create Recovery Disk in Lenovo IdeaPad U550?
Lenovo IdeaPad U550 gives you a dynamic approach to computing problems. It is ideal for people who want a single unit to take care of all their computing needs. Since, it is meant to be a single solution to all your needs, you need to take good care of it. You neeed to be well-prepared for the rare event of hard drive failure, which may lead to loss of your important data.
You can ensure back up of your data through recovery disks. This article outlines essential information about recovery disks for your Lenovo IdeaPad U550. We will be discussing this aspect under the following sub-points:
- What Is A Recovery Disk?
- How To Create A Recovery Disk
- Tips To Avoid Problems
What Is A Recovery Disk?
A Recovery disc is generally an optical disk that contains a back up of original factory settings or a selected Restore point configuration of your computer. The original equipment manufacturer or you may configure this as an end-user. It is generally bundled with most computers to facilitate you to wipe out and then restore the operating system and pre-loaded configurations and software. Previously users were provided with recovery CD-ROMs. Lenovo is now utilizing this hard drive disk to store the recovery data because disk based recovery is faster than the disc based recovery. This is so because the data is directly on the hard drive and no disc swapping is needed.
How To Create A Recovery Disk
Creation of a Windows XP based System Recovery Disk is generally a breeze. All you need to do is simply activate the back up program options under system tools and then directly proceed to back up and restore your media and files to optical disks. You may also use the 'Automated System Recovery Wizard' (ASR) option under the 'Back up program' to make it even easier. The ASR wizard provides an option to create a two-pronged back up of your Lenovo IdeaPad U550 using a floppy disk or any other media of your choice to back up system settings and configurations. What this effectively means is that all of the Windows files, Registry settings, all programs and configurations on your Lenovo IdeaPad U550 can be fully recovered after a system crash or an intended format.
To avoid problems such as a hard-disk failure, it makes sense to keep a time-based back up of the hard drive and refresh the back up as policy, depending upon the sensitivity of your back up needs. Also, insist on procuring a Recovery disk from Lenovo. If the disk is not bundled with your purchase of the Lenovo IdeaPad U550, you can approach a professional technical support program to prepare one for you. The importance of procuring and keeping the Recovery disc cannot be understated in the context of losing valuable data.
Another problem with the Recovery disk (if created on hard disk itself) is that it actually sits dormant and hogs space on a hard disk drive, even though you have a separate recovery option. The only advantage is that it takes less time to recover.