I have a Lenovo T430s with a C and a Q partition. C is for system and Q is for recovery.
My plan is to create a D partition with Windows disk management tool where I can save my personal data and then restore the system with the recovery DVDs. My question is, will the recovery mechanism wipe out the D partition also?
Unfortunately, the manual does not address this special case. It says:
During the recovery process, all data on the hard disk drive will be deleted. Copy any important data or personal files that you want to keep onto removable media or a network drive before you start the recovery process.
If your computer has multiple internal hard disk drives installed, a window is displayed, asking if you would like to format all the internal hard disk drives. Select one of the following as you desire:
- Click Yes if you want to delete all data on the hard disk drives.
- Click No if you want to format the system drive only.
I think this basically means it will delete all my partitions if I have one hard drive, but it isn't clear whether this applies to partitions.