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create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Question: create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

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Preferred Solution: create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?


To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base -

Check it out.

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

Regards. . .



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Is it possible to create a recovery partition or image on a PC, which could recover the PC using a Fn key during boot up ?

I have a PC with a recovery partition which is for vista, which is now obsolete now Imhave moved up to Windows 10 via Windows 7.... never want to recover to vista...

would love over to create my own recovery partition, where pressing e.g. Fn11 during startup invokes the recovery process.....maybe this is too difficult...there is a program called AOMEI OneKey Recovery which promises to do such, or so it looks...

Answer:create recovery partition with restore option with Fn key

Acronis True Image 2016 does this. You enable Startup Recovery Manager and you can hit F11 during the boot process to recover a disc image. Adds about 30 sec to boot process before it defaults to OS startup.

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition or image on a PC, which could recover the PC using a Fn key during boot up ?

I have a PC with a recovery partition which is for vista, which is now obsolete now Imhave moved up to Windows 10 via Windows 7.... never want to recover to vista...

would love over to create my own recovery partition, where pressing e.g. Fn11 during startup invokes the recovery process.....maybe this is too difficult...there is a program called AOMEI OneKey Recovery which promises to do such, or so it looks...

Answer:create recovery partition with restore option with Fn key

Acronis True Image 2016 does this. You enable Startup Recovery Manager and you can hit F11 during the boot process to recover a disc image. Adds about 30 sec to boot process before it defaults to OS startup.

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it says it all in the title really.

Can I create a restore cd from my HP partition using the Recovery Console? as I cant boot to desktop.


Answer:Can I create a restore cd from partition using Recovery Console?

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I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.


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How do I make the second partition, which includes all files from another hard drive, pretend that it is the main partition? I want to simulate the second partition being my main one for a while.


How do I resize system partitions?

I am in deep trouble...

A while ago I made a hard drive image with Drive Snapshot ( A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I certainly want to restore it. Although, I can't afford waiting for a new hard drive, and I want to restore it to another computer instead. My goal is to be able to boot into the old system with all programs and settings intact!

- A stationary computer where the hard-drive snapshot resides (300 gb)
- A crashed laptop computer (38,7 gb)
- A target stationary computer with two partitions: (system c: 38,8 gb, d: 38,6 gb)

The problem is I cannot restore the 38,7 gb image file to the d: partition as it is 0,1 gb too small!!

I cannot use the 300 gb computer, and I cannot afford to delete the system partition of the target computer! I see only two options:
1. Resizing the partitions on target computer
2. Mounting the snapshot-image as a virtual drive (done), and copy all files but the movie-files etc to D:

Problems encountered:
1. This is impossible as the C: is the system partition and they cannot be made smaller with programs like Acronis PartitionExpert...
2. Although all files but the movies are copyed, I cannot make it boot!
(method: I use a virtual pc that m... Read more

Answer:How to make second partition bootable / restore hd image when partition is too small?

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if the following is possible. I have a LiveCD that I can boot from. I want to create an ISO image of this CD, then create a hard drive partition on my PC and copy the ISO file to this partition and be able to boot from it. I'm running Windows XP. Could anyone tell me if this is at all possible?


Answer:How can I create bootable HD partition from ISO image?

The only way that would work is in a VM. PC's cannot boot from ISO images.

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I need to know a way to create a bootable USB drive that will let me use partition programs.

Anyone have an idea on that??

Answer:is there a way to create a bootable USB that will allow partition management?

are you saying diskpart doesn't work with your current boot drive, or are you asking for a GUI type modern partition program like partition magic or something?

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Okay, so I just brought an external hard drive and am currently formatting two partitions, a 20GB one (for XP) and a 50GB one (for Vista). I'm planning to backup files and then reinstall Vista on my desktop along with all the usual programs and music I have and then do it again for with XP for my laptop. What I wish to do is create a bootable ghost image of both hard disks and save them to the external one. The only problem is, I do not know how to create a bootable ghost image. I'm also wondering if it is even possible to create a bootable ghost image especially when the it is a USB hard drive.

Answer:How Do You Create A Bootable Vista And Xp Partition?

If the purpose for making a bootable ghost image is to save the partition for later restoration, then this is easy to do with several 3rd party apps. If it's for the purpose of booting the image off of the USB drive, then it's not so easy to do.Acronis True Image (approx $50 US) will allow you to make an image of your hard drive, and will also have you make bootable media (a CD/DVD) so that you can boot from it and restore the image off of the USB drive. I haven't tried any of the freeware applications that do this, so I'm afraid I can't recommend any (check this topic for some suggestions: you want to boot off the USB drive to reinstall the image, then that'll be more difficult. You'll have to make the USB drive bootable with an OS that will recognize USB devices and will match with the image software restore program.If you're just trying to boot to the OS on the USB drive, then that'll be even more difficult (and I don't know about doing it with Vista). I considered trying this with XP at one point (and found this article: ) but found it to be too much trouble for me.

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I have a Dell Latitude C400 laptop with no CD-ROM drive from which to install Windows XP. However, I do have a second laptop I can use to manipulate the hard drive and copy files onto it.At the moment, I have created two partitions on the hard drive; the active partition is about 1GB, and I copied the Windows XP setup CD to it. The other partition uses the rest of the space on the drive and will be home to my installation. The plan is to install the HDD back into the C400, boot to the setup partition, and install Windows to the larger partition. I would then move the HDD back to my second laptop and use a special boot CD I have to go in and change the larger partition to the active partition.The problem is that the setup partition will not boot like the setup CD; I get an NTLDR error. What can I set up on the setup partition that will boot up and start the Windows setup program?

Answer:How do I create a bootable Windows XP install partition?

You need to install MS-DOS in the 1GB partition.Copy over the contents of the Windows XP CD in to the partition.Boot MS-DOS and run the install: is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hi there
Partition wizard - seems no way to create a USB bootable media -- if your PC doesn't have a physical DVD drive even the PAID PRO version doesn't show the create bootable media option. PLEASE NO ANSWERS FOR BOOTABLE CD --- THIS MACHINE DOESN'T HAVE ONE.

Gone back to the FREE GPARTED program -- although it can take a lot longer to run when re-sizing / moving partitions.

(Another method -- a bit extreme though is to install Partition wizard on a Windows to Go system !!!)

The Partition wizard website is totally confusing too it shows a USB version but how to obtain it is unclear and the documentation is not good either.


Answer:Partition Wizard -- any way to create BOOTABLE USB drive

Hi jimbo45,

Please excuse me if I am misunderstanding your question but this option should allow one to create a USB Recovery Drive:

Again, I apologize if I misunderstood your intent.


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How can i create bootable cd to run ghost images from partition

Answer:Create bootable cd to run OS ghost images from partition

Why are you using Ghost with Windows 7? Why not use the backup and restore function built into Windows 7?Ghost doesn't work well with SATA hard drives if at all. Depends on which version you have.

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I need to discuss this idea with several of the top Win XP Pro experts to determine if it is possible. If possible, write a step by step procedure

My idea is to maintain a set of up-to-date backups Full & Incremental using XP backup utility saved to a USB Hard Drive. Then if the consultants Lap-Top?s Hard Drive that runs the OS fails!

Rough Draft:
Install new HD in computer.
Boot from a customized bootable CD.
Format new HD (NTSF or FAt32)
CD should load:
Win boot, XP restore utility & USB drivers
Restore full & incremental backup files from all available backups

Answer:(wanted) To Create A Xp Bootable Cd With Usb & Xp Restore Utility

There are a couple of different options here. If you want a fairly up to date back up with most of your data, programs, etc. then look at this material laid out by Fred Langa ( you just want to be able to reinstall windows with most of the updates in place, you can create a windows xp sp 2 disk by slip streaming, look at this site of what you are suggesting is present in windows xp. But you can add various utilities to the xp sp 2 disk.

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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what kind of disk are best to use? and how do u do it? i created a disk cd-r. doesnt work. says its not bootable. waded thru a lot of stumbling blocks which almost appear to have been laid down intentionally to get to this point right now if this computeractually died, i don't appear to have any way to revive it.   is there a better more reliable way to accomplish this besides the avenue im taking?thanks,butler b.

Answer:windows 10- create a bootable cd/dvd disk to restore a syste...

 How are you creating the system image and attempting to make the boot disc? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Create a System ImageCreate a  system repair disc (I know it says Windows 7 but it is included in Windows 10)

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Hey, i have a Trojan on my computer and i have only one way out that i "Know" about other then bring to some other tech at a staples and pay $250! This Trojan is messing up my whole system. anyways, i dont need any help on that part. what i need help on is on " How To Create A Bootable Vista Restore Disk"! i need this disk so i can re-boot my system, re-format my hard drive, then re-install Vista! The only problem is , i can't figure out how to do that! This is what i think i have to do, i just don't understand how!?!?! ( Thats Me ) Also i can't do it on my computer as if i do the Trojan will just copy itself onto the disk! the Trojan has done allot of damage in 2 days! I need this ASAP!!

This is what i have tried so far:

Creating The Bootable Disk:

I went to this link. i tried to Follow the Step By Step Instruction on how to create the bootable disk.

Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

DOWNLOAD ImgBurn form here; Only Download from Mirror 7!!

The Official ImgBurn Website

Then i Download the Vista ISO File at:

Microsoft Windows Vista (DVD-ISO) Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum

The only problem is, when i restarted the my pc with the disk in it with all the files on it, it just booted up as normal!?!


Please if any one has any information on how to Create Bootable Vista Restore Disk so i can re-format my hard drive then re-install vista, it would be greatly appreci... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Help...Create Bootable Vista Restore Disk...HELP

So many possibilities within your post.
Without trying to give security advice.

If possible, do a full backup, inspite of any issues within your system.

First, have you tried to use the system restore, set to a point prior to the introduction of your problems? In many cases this will allow for a reversion to a point before the situation existed.

Do you happen to have a full Vista install disk, or must you use an OEM such as Dell?

Finally, after you created the disk from the ISO, did you set the cd drive so that it is scheduled to boot first, within the BIOS?

With this information, it may be possible to get you going in the right direction.

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can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

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Good afternoon!

I have been working diligently on trying to 'blow out' my partner's laptop (A Gateway that has VISTA on it), and have prepped my USB drive until I hit the proverbial wall.

On my recovery disks (there is a set of two rewritable CDs that we purchased from the Gateway manufacturer), there is NO bootsect.exe. After researching and reading a bit, I realized that the dilemma was that only the manufacturer DVD installation disks had this particular file on it. However, after spending the money on recovery disks, I just cannot see spending any more on an older laptop that will be replaced within the year (or less).

So, what I am looking for is a solution for downloading the bootsect.exe on my USB, in addition to how to finish the process using recovery disks versus using the installation CD. Any help would be much appreciated! (CANNOT use the CD drive on the laptop as it seems to have malfunctioned...the laptop is used predominantly for email and gaming.)

Answer:Trying to create a USB bootable key to run VISTA recovery disks

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

You can use any live cd from here

The LiveCD List

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How do I create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media is available

Answer:create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

ARCDC - recovery console

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I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?


Go to Solution.

Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

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I'm looking at a software like ghost or acronis true image that would not only create a hd image directly on a DVD but would also make that DVD bootable, so you can boot with the recovery disk and directly restore your PC, without having to boot with a ghost boot cd then swap media and restore the image.

the goal here is to leave a simple, easy to use recovery system DVD's to friends and family members so i don't have to spend hours resintalling their OS every now and then. The recovery media you can create with HP/COMPAQ/ACER computers you buy at best buy comes to mind, but not as crappy.

Answer:software to create bootable recovery disks?

I just checked that a possible website is, but
no time today to even check if versions more recent than mine
will do what you want.. No dvd here yet so i'm even more clueless.

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Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

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Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation


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Answer:Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad.  I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.
If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.
Aryeh Goretsky

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I have a netbook (Samsung N130) running Win 7 Starter. I am thinking of loading Ubuntu 14.04 on it exclusively. Which means Win 7 will be erased when I partition the disk. Tried loading Ubuntu alongside and for some reason it is not happening, even resulting in a crash. I then get the Win7 reloaded by Samsung.
Just in case my Ubuntu load is unsuccessful, I want to reload Win7.
My machine DOES NOT have an optical drive.
I would like to create a Win7 restoration pen drive, ideally. If that is not possible, I shall have to acquire a USB CD/DVD drive. I would like to avoid the added expense.
I can use a computer but am a novice otherwise. I can follow clear instructions, but not jargon-filled ones with steps missing.
Please help

Answer:How to create a bootable restore drive for my Win7 Starter on netbook?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this helps,
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Should be some follow up tutorials listed on the bottom,

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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title says it. i deleted my partition without rewriting or formatting and my mbr is intacat. any ideas?

Answer:Need a bootable cd for partition recovery

You already have one thread open on this subject with a reply in it already, they ask here not to open more than one thread on one subject at a time.

Multiple Postings - It is simply not acceptable to post your question more than once, or to post it in more than one forum. Choose the forum that your question or post best fits in, and place it there and only there. If, after posting, you feel it should be in another forum, use the "Report Thread" button at the bottom of the post and we'll move it. We also reserve the right to move posts to other forums and delete duplicates.

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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Hey there guys.....
I recently had a HD crash and had to install a new HD. Its a 350 Gig WD into a ASUS laptop.
On the origional disk I had a cleverly protected partition with the origional factory setup of VISTA on it. Should anything go wrong with the VISTA operating system then this bootable partition would come into play and do a clean install.
I also had the option of pressing F9 during booting to allow me to reinstall to factory std.
I would like to be able to have a similar setup with my new HD and Windows 7.
I have googled and found many options but nothing the way I want it. Most options explain the use of the recovery partition once wndows is loaded. I the recovery partition to run from a boot if F9 is pressed. This is the way it was and I would like to have it the same with my new setup.
I will appreciate any assistance with this at all.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition


Yes that setup is OK but as you have found out that when the HD goes faulty so does the best way is to use a program like Acronis TrueImage and make a Clone of the drive and either put it on DVDs or another HD.

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I'm using truecrypt to encrypt C:\ drive (have only one windows partition). Problem is, that Truecrypt has its own boot loader and as I figured out, Rescue&Recovery partition is accessible only thanks to lenovo bootloader, whitch was owerwritten by truecrypt. Is there a way how to boot again to this R&R partition? Only C is encrypted

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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8

I've created a new partition (so i could use it as data room)
i.e. C: the windows system AND Z: my data

after that, i could NOT use the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR to create the recovery dvds
BUT the partition still exists and i can see the inside files from windows

IS IT a way to extract the files from the recovery partition or any other clue how i could fix the partition scheme so the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR could recognize it

Many thanks for your time...

Answer:Satellite Pro L850-1UJ: How create recovery DVDs from recovery partition

After changing HDD partitions structure it happens that ?Toshiba recovery media creator? cannot find recovery files. These files are marked with special markers that in your case cannot be found anymore.

I?m afraid now is too late to do or change anything. You are not the first one with this problem. We always write here that first step should be recovery media creation and later you can do whatever you want. You can even delete it.

Now you can just order new recovery disc at

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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.

Answer:how to create recovery dvd's from recovery partition mounted as usb-external drive

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Hello!I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with a windows 7 32 bit version. There was no system disk added. I learned that the windows 7 version is hidden in a recovery partition. I now want to create a system disk to save the windows 7 32 bit version just in case and install a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version on the computer. Can you tell me what I have to do? Thank you!

Answer:How to create a recovery system disk from the hidden recovery partition?

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
sincerely KalvinKlein 
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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards


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Answer:Create Recovery Media/Do Factory Resect without Recovery Partition

To reset your PCSwipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, then tap or click Recovery.Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.NoteYou'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
Refreshing your PC without affecting your files

If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You?ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.

Applications you?ve installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Applications that came with your PC and apps you've installed from the Windows Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed applications on your desktop after refreshing your PC.

To refresh your PC

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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When I push the Q: recovery drive> Create recovery media, I get a message saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again."How do I go about fixing this and creating a recovery disk?

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I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

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HelloFor my new X220, i tried to create a bootable Recovery USB stick like this :Bootable Recovery USB stickIt is ok but when i choose boot & data in Lenovo thinkvantage tools, i have an error like "impossible to find files needed by this program" (the message can be a little different as i have a french version...). Any idea ? It is working when i select only "system", but i have only 500MB stored on my USB stick, with a big file "WinRe.wim" and a boot directory. I'm able to restore my system, for example on a blank disk with only this USB key ? I missed to tell that the original drive was changed to an SSD, but the sortware of the SSD copied all the original drive on the SSD, with the Recovery partition of course. Thanks for your help !

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My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?

Answer:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.

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Hi guys,

I need to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media to Satellite A200-1M4, because my DVD-RW is not able to read the DVD anymore and I have to reinstall OS. Actually, I made bootable Flash drive and I copied content of DVD. PC boots from it, but it stops since it is looking for E: drive (DVD-RW). Is it possible to fix it somehow?

Answer:How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi Pedi

As far as I know you cannot create bootable flash disc using Toshiba recovery image files.
This can be done on new NB series using original Toshiba recovery creator tool.

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and you can find new optical disc drive on eBay and it is not expensive. Exchange the ODD and everything will be OK again.

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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Hello all, I'm new here. I bought a Lenovo G50-70 at the end of 2014. I want to create a recovery media of my RECOVERY PARTITION. Ok I have Lenovo OneKey Recovery App v8 but with that application I can't create a recovery media of my recovery partition, I can ONLY create a recovery of my current partition (in this case: C: ). I don't want that my current partition has 119 GB. My recovery partition has 15GB, my question is: How can I access there to record it in a USB, DVD or my PC? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 create a recovery media (of recovery partition)

macrium reflect

find joy.

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Dear All. My T440s no longer has the recovery partition.I'm with Win 8.1 Pro, but I would like to restore the system. How can I do to restore and create a new Recovery Partition? Thanks,Lucas Mendes  

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I would like to know if it's possible to restore the computer by copying the entire recovery partition over to a bootable USB flash drive? I have already created the recovery discs, but I would like to preserve the factory recovery partition and use it externally since I want to completely remove it from the hard drive. (I need to remove a partition so that I can use MBR2GPT to create a UEFI boot partition for Windows 10). Here's what I did so far as a test... I copied the recovery partition as-is (no change in size) using MiniTool Partition Wizard over to an external hard drive. When it was done, I marked the partition as active so that it would boot. Upon restarting, the computer detected the recovery partition on the external drive and successfully booted into the recovery manager. Now, the question is, will it successfully recover to the internal hard drive should I ever need to preform a recovery?

Answer:Copying The Recovery Partition And Using It On A Bootable US...

Hi,No member in this forum has reported a success in doing this.I have also been disappointed twice previously?If you do it successfully, this thread would be bookmarked for sure, for any future referenceRegardsVisruth

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How do I make a recovery partition on a custom made PC using HP Backup and Recovery. I downloaded that from their website. I can make backups but I can't store them to separate partition on my 180 GB harddrive. If I succeed in making a recovery drive, how do I make it bootable by pressing f10 or something?

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I google searched high and low to see if this could be done, but the only answer I found was you can't do it because it's considered piracy (but Windows 8 & 10 have it built in). I have a Dell Latitude E6410 Windows 7 64bit. I want to take the Recovery Partition (and only the recovery partition) and put it on a USB. Make that USB bootable, so I can boot from it and return my Laptop to factory. I don't want to back up my current configuration. It would be like creating a Windows install disc that includes everything the Dell came with (drivers, programs, etc). I would then go through the setup process. THANKS for any help.

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

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Has anyone ever created a USB Bootable Flash Drive of their Vista HDD Recovery? If so can you help me create mine? I know you can do it for newer OS and that Toshiba provides a tool to do this.


Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - how to create USB Bootable Flash Drive for Vista Recovery?

Something like this is not possible. I have older machine tool and I can confirm that USB recovery media cannot be created DVD only.

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Hi Guys,I just got my new S205.  I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7).  Would you share with me on the steps to do so?I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next,  I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why? thanks in advance.New S205 owner.

Answer:S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

hi hippodog.
it's because usb drivers are not compatible with okr 7. but you can use external hdd to create backups.
hope this helps. 

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Hi. I am using WS2008 however the procedure is the same as Win7.

What I want to do, is have the ability to install, on a partition, a bootable partition where it will allow me to install Windows from a directory which contains the entire contents of the DVD/ISO which is on location on another HDD (on the same computer)

how is it possible to do this? Basically this is for a server that exists "out there" and have no access to it. I manage it myself etc... and I know this is possible to do, but has been such a long time since Ive done it.

What is it that I need to install on the computer to allow me to go into some mode (recovery mode maybe) so I can run setup?


Answer:Basic Bootable partition/Recovery mode?

You can take a look this tutorial:
Recovery Partition - Create

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Hi all,

I would like to create a Bootable Recovery Partition On my laptop, just like the one that came from the manufacturer, except since I am migrating to Windows 7 I need to have that recovery partition be Windows 7 as well. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic Edition.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Answer:Installing Bootable Recovery Partition in Windows 7

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I've seen some fairly involved sites with methods to try this, don't have the links.
This is not easy to do.
Maybe someone will have a link to a way to do this.

Most people use a Backup and Restore Image program. They are easy to use and reliable,
you can backup right after installation and/or weekly and get back your OS with all programs installed and the OS activated in about 15 minutes.

Here are a couple free proven programs.

Macrium Reflect

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
A long list of free programs that will work With Win7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

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I've got a W520 with a hard drive that has been completely wiped aside from the Q/Recovery partition. Is there a workflow for using the recovery partition to rebuild the factory Windows 7 install?


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Answer:W520 - Using the recovery partition without a bootable OS installed

1. Grab ImageX from Microsoft (somewhere).2. Get a bootable USB with Windows 7 setup3. Boot into the USB and enter repair tools (Command Prompt)4. Navigate to the recovery partition, FactoryRecovery folder.5. Note the size of sdrivebackup.wim6. Use DISKPART to create a partition of at least this size. Make sure it is the first, it is active, and set to bootable.7. Use ImageX to apply sdrivebackup.wim to this partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\sdrivebackup.wim [newpartition]:\8. Then use DISKPART again to create an appropriately sized Windows 7 partition (presumably all the remaining space).9. Again, use ImageX to apply cdrivebackup.swm to the newly created Windows 7 partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\cdrivebackup.swm [newwindowspartition]:\Ideally this should make it work. If it doesn't, try a Startup Repair from the Windows install USB to fix any bootloader issues.

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I have searched all over on google and forums for software to make a bootable recovery partition and I can't find anything.

I need software that will make an image or a backup of my windows system / C drive and put it on a partition I have made (15gbs)

I need to be able to press a button like f4 or something at startup (bios) and for it to be able to load the recovery software if I ever had a problem with my computer.

Is there anything that can do that?

Answer:I need software to make a bootable recovery partition.

If you are quick , you can get this.

The download is only available free till 19th Jan 2010:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

Select Manage Backup capsule - you get an F1 key at startup.

You can tell it to store the backup images you make with it on there , too.

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HI All,  Is it enough to simply copy the content from the cdsto a boot enabled USB? I did so and machine detected USB, booted from it, started recovery/installation process and then promptly asked for CD 2! What did I do wrong? Thank you

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Well I finished my project - the program script allows me to create MBR and GPT hard drive partitions with a recovery image partition. The script also allows me to install 3 different versions of windows. and lastly it allows me to capture a recovery (push button reset) image. which can then be used to create recovery media..

Here is the Menu Snippet:

WinPE 5.1 was the preinstallation environment use for testing

Answer:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

Good one! I always have to go back and look up the procedure and commands when doing this. Really a help for an old brain.

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My Dell Inspiron 660 desktop PC crashed a while ago and I have since downloaded the recovery and restore media from Dell's website. The problem I have though is that the media I have downloaded is not bootable so I can't use it to setup a bootable USB or DVD. Given that my desktop crashed, I had to download the media via my HP laptop but if one follows the directions on Dell's website about how to convert the recovery files to bootable media, it doesn't really help. The assumption they are making is that one is downloading the bootable media from a Dell machine but I obviously can't do that since it is the Dell machine that has crashed and is in need or repairs. So the question is; how do I get the non-bootable media I have downloaded to be bootable so that I can repair my PC? It looks like the recovery partition on the hard drive has failed since running start-up repair does not work or rather does not fix anything and the PC still can't get into Windows. Can someone please help?

Answer:Bootable recovery and restore media

The download should be an ISO file - one easy way to write it to a flash drive or DVD is to use a free utility called Rufus:

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Hello Everyone,

I just got a new laptop that has a 256GB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD Storage drive. Dell put 2 recovery partitions and and OEM partition on the SSD and I want to maximize my SSD space. I have already created a USB recovery media but I would like to be able to still reset or refresh my PC if I need to while on the go. Is there a way to move or copy these partitions over to the HDD and have the Windows Recovery Environment still be bootable and the reset and refresh functions still working?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive

from command prompt(admin)
type> diskpart
type> list disk
type> select disk # (# being the disk number for the ssd)
type> list partition
type> exit
type> reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd window

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Hello, How can I make bootable rescue and recovery (factory default) partition to USB-stick/-hard drive? When my hard disk fails (as it will) and I install new hard drive do I then get free recovery USB-stick from Lenovo? Or how this works with computers without DVD-drive. I would not like to go Linux/dd etc. zone. Just dead simple next, next, next prog which makes bootable USB-stick and copies recovery data to stick.

Answer:How to make bootable rescue and recovery partition to USB-stick

System:Windows 7 64-bitThinkPad Edge 13" with Intel processor (SU7300)

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Heres what I am doing:

Built a Windows Embedded image. Put it on a device. I want to be able to create a "restore partition" somehow that you can hit a key to enter into during normal boot and restore the main Windows Embedded image to its "factory default".


Answer:Program to create a restore partition?

Creating a "restore" partition is relatively easy, but I don't know about Hot-keying it at boot - seems to me that would require a custom bios option. Acronis can create a protected partition for an image, but you need a boot disk....not a hot-key.

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hi all...
i am using lenovo y510 laptop which comes with an hidden OEM partition which can be used for "one key recovery" process to restore original settings or to format the pc without any cd or dvd or usb and it is a very nice feature a laptop can have...
now my question is...
my laptop has vista home basic in its OEM there anyway to change it to that it can format win7 whenever i press recovery key ?
or is there anyway to do something like this ?

Answer:how to create OEM restore partition of win7 ?

Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul

hi all...
i am using lenovo y510 laptop which comes with an hidden OEM partition which can be used for "one key recovery" process to restore original settings or to format the pc without any cd or dvd or usb and it is a very nice feature a laptop can have...
now my question is...
my laptop has vista home basic in its OEM there anyway to change it to that it can format win7 whenever i press recovery key ?
or is there anyway to do something like this ?

I dont think so you can create a restore disc instead

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Hi eveyone!

I.know some of you may say that there are other posts that have solved this
But my case is particularly different..

My windows froze and crashed this morning.I have a sony vaio eb series laptop core i34gb ram
320hdd... Ive done a number of things:

Tried system restore.didnt work

Tried startup repair...didnt work either.

Tried system recovery but halfway through the formatting it got an error and stopped working.

But it did format my hdd and now i have no windows. And now when i press the f10 key
Which is supposed to take me to vaio recovery, The vaio recovery doesnt load but instead the windows recovery loads files, goes to the windows 7 bootscreen stays there for a while, and finally when i lt moves on it stops at a BLACK SCREEN WITH A CURSOR. Thats it. I have no windows anymore.. F8 wont work anymore. I tried installing through a bootable usb but the same thing happens with that too.. Tried installing xp but it crashes while setup loads.

So now i have no windows
A formatted hdd
F8 key doesnt work
F10 loads windows files boots windows and gets stuck at a black screen with a cursor...


Answer:URGENT.Windows 7 install freeze recovery partition and bootable usb

If you have an activation key you can reinstall windows.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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HI Guys
i really need help in making a DVD bootable disk form dell factory recovery partition, the story started when my computer got so slow and i wanted to make factory recovery to the original as the computer was when i bought it.
during the factory rest something happened and the power was interrupted, therefore the processing was not completed , i tried to do the same procedure but i did nit succeed using F8 ,, and i got always bootMGr problem.. what i did ,i installed another windows 7 professional , the computer now works , but i want to use my original software from dell, the recovery partition is still untouched and can see it... i am wondering how to make DVD bookable disk form this recovery partition as the windows running in the computer now is not as the same as the one originally installed by dell when i bought this computer...
any help highly appreciated

Answer:how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

You might be able to access the recovery partition this way:

1. Start computer.
2. Immediately hold down the Ctrl key. At the same time start clicking the F11 key (top row of keyboard.) This may let the computer boot into the recovery partition.
3. If it boots into the recovery partition you should be bale to click "Restore," and then "Confirm" to restore your Dell computer. Click "Finish" when prompted to do so, and then select "Yes" to reboot.
4. You may see a different prompt to click "Next" and click "OK" to reboot depending on your specific computer model

If this doesn't work you might be able to have Dell send you recovery disks for your specific machine free of charge. This is a one time offer.

Dell - Support

If you are a country other than the United States and need to request recovery discs, you will need to contact Tech Support directly.

Dell Contact Technical Support

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The Issue: I 've been googling since days for an answer but no luck so far. I would appreciate if somebody can direct me how I may reinstall my operating system from recovery partition. For now, I only can go to my recovery partition using command prompt from vista recovery disk. The operating system has already crashed. But My Acer Aspire 5737z has recovery partition E with all files in it.

The Problem background: During complete recovery of my vista home 32bit OS with Acer recovery program the system crashed. Now everytime I start the PC, the windows tries to load and then an error message appears telling that windows was not set up correctly and I should restart.

Efforts: I downloaded windows recovery iso and corrected the boot errors but same error message continue to come and OS does not load. Using command prompt from vista recovery disk I used imagex command to expand one of the wim files into my C drive. It created windows folder, program files and users folder but there is no other file in c. May be I can manually create some of the boot files or something, but this has not been my field of expertise.

Thanks for reading it and thinking about a solution already.

Answer:acer 5737z vista recovery partition exists but not bootable

I'd suggest ordering a set of recovery disks: Order Recovery Discs (USA)

But first I'd run some free hardware diagnostics just to make sure it's not a hardware problem that's causing your issues:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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I have 4 HDDs: 1 x 1TB, 2 x 565GB and 1 x 250GB. The 1TB HDD has windows and all my games etc, one of the 512GB HDDs was used for storing backups and movies, and the other two drives were encrypted using truecrypt, but I rarely used them for anything.

I decided to use the 565GB HDDs in RAID1 so I removed the encryption, made a backup of the data and setup the RAID in the BIOS. I removed the 250GB drive from the computer since I wasn't using it. All seemed good, but when I booted the computer booted to the true crypt boot loader and said "No bootable partition" with no way to bypass the bootloader .

I made sure the 1TB drive was the boot device, but I still get taken to the true crypt boot loader, this drive has NEVER been encrypted.

I used my windows 7 recovery disc to try and run startup repair, it runs, but I still get taken to the boot loader and windows isn't listed in the list of installed operating systems startup repair shows. I tried to repair the MBR, but the repair disc didn't have bootsect.exe on it, I put in the windows 7 install disc and ran it from there, I did NOT reboot using the install disc, just swapped the disc out because the install disc wouldn't let me use the repair option. The repair ran and when I rebooted I got a message saying "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media. Press any key to continue".

Anything else i can try?

Answer:Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.

Nice fixed that problem, got bootmrg problem which I think I fixed, now its BSOD on windows loading screen

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I want to create a recovery partition on my windows xp desktop. Pretty much i want to be pompted when the pc boots to hit f10 and have a count down of 4 seconds . I know this would be done through boot.ini however i have no idea how to do so. Also id make a seperate partition on my hd of ten gigs just for the backup image. Im guessing id use ghost to make the backup. But if someone could help me.... I'll appreciate it. Thanks

Please mail me on [email protected]

Answer:How to create recovery partition?

There are a couple of items you would have to do. First create a new partition, format it with FAT32 and make it bootable using DOS or The version that comes with Ghost. Create your image using Ghost or Acronis and save it there. You will have to install the imaging program on the partition as well put it in a folder called Ghost. Then you will need to create an AUTOEXEC.BAT file to load Ghost on start up saved in the same folder. I would make the parition bigger this way you can keep a few different images stored if you want. Finally you will need to alter you Boot.ini file. Create a copy and save it somewhere easy to remember first in case you make a mistake and need to restore the old one.

The boot.ini should look like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Ghost="Recovery Partition"

You can change how long the wait in seconds is by altering the timeout value.

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Hello All,
I have seen this thread: request: HP Recovery partition/dvd of Windows 7. I want to make a recovery partition on a clean install of windows 7. This is what I did:
1. Download HP Recovery Manager for Windows Vista
2. Install it.
3. Go to C:\Windows\SMINST\RAMDSK\Windows\SYSTEM32
4. Run Shrink.exe

Before when I ran it it said it couldn't create a recovery partition. To run it asks me to click next when it says "This installer will create a recovery partition and an initial restore point" and I did. But now when I run it as administrator it says its verifying the file system and it says it is preparing the harddrive for recovery partition creation and gives me an error : "Resizing of the windows partition failed or the disk is not recognized!The recovery partition cannot be may try to delete files i the Windows partition, defragment the drive and/opr use a 3rd party tool to reduce the windows partition in size.". I tried everything.

On the screen it gives me the error it said it will restart the PC in a few seconds and it counts down and it shows click finish to restart. When I wait or click finish it just closes and does not restart my computer.

I reinstalled it lots of times.

In Shrink.exe.log it says this:


Shrink.EXE - 4, 0, 2, 59 - Compiled on Feb 7 2007 14:08:38 - Executed on May 16 2012 19:26:18

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Answer:Create HP Recovery Partition

Why do you want a Recovery partition on the same HD, which can fail and lose the ability to recover.

A much better plan is to save a Win7 backup image externally so you can reimage with the Win7 boot CD/DVD in 20 minutes to the same or a replacement HD.

I would also consider with HP getting a far superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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By mistake my little brother have formated the recovery partition.I am not able to refresh the PC through update&recovery option in PC settings...I have HP pavilion 15 8.1 single language. Please guide me create the partition again.......

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Answer:How to create recovery partition??????

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! I am afraid you cannot create recovery partitions if they are deleted. End users cannot do it. If the computer originally came with Windows preinstalled by HP (e.g. OEM Windows), then you can purchase recovery media from HP. They are usually cheap. You can use it to restore your computer to factory default condition. Here is how to do it:>>>> And once you receive the recovery media [DVDs or USB pen drive], here is how to use it to restore back to factory/Windows default condition:>>>>  If the computer originally did not come with Windows preinstalled, but you installed it on your own after that, then you need to use Windows installation media to reinstall Windows. You can get Windows installation ISO images from Microsoft web site and then burn it on a DVD >>>>  Please, let me know if this helps and works for you. Don't hesitate to post back for follow-up questions.

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As I posted under different thread, my Windows 8 computer crashed a week ago.
A Dell technician replaced a new motherboard. Then, Windows 8 was restored using a provided Windows 8 recovery media DVD. Now, windows 8 runs super.

What I now found was that the original recovery partitions were disappeared. in the main hard drive.
I could not create a recovery drive (in flash drive) without recovery partitions in hard drive.
Is there a way to re-create the original recovery partitions ? If so, how?

Answer:How to create recovery partition

Buy the factory recovery disks.

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I am attempting to create a recovery partition. The instructions I have received to create the partition state to type fdisk from command prompt then choose option 1. However, when I type fdisk I receive the message it is not a recognized command. Any ideas? I got this from this site is another computer i have, here is it's spec's HP 864n Windows Xp Pro Sp3 Pentium 4 2.66ghz 1024 RAM

Answer:How to create a recovery partition

Why not, after installing, updating, etc. to where you want to create a recovery partition, why not just clone the HD? That way, if the original HD goes, you just pop in the 2nd one and you're back up and running. Just a thought.

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i have a year old hp pavilion a6425n and it shipped with a 250 gb hdd witch i later upgraded to a 500 gb hdd and i lost my recovery option.. can i make a new recovery partition using my win7 disk so if i press F11 during boot it takes me to setup?

Answer:how do i create a 'recovery' partition?

Hello cammy,

Here is a tutorial that may apply to you from this very website, try it out: Recovery Partition - Create

"Recovery Partition - Create" tutorial creator - severedsolo

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make recovery patition

Answer:how to create a recovery partition

type backup in the run box, open backup and restore center, and create an image, preferably on an external drive.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I have a computer with the F10 option when I first turn on the computer. The hard drive failed so I have replaced it and installed windows 7. I am wondering if I can create a recovery partition when I turn on the computer and use the F10 option to restore back to when I first installed windows 7?

Answer:Create F10 Recovery Partition

I don't think you can create a partition that will do that by pressing f10, but you can create a system image of your system that is activated and will restore your PC to exactly the way it is when you create the image. You can burn it to DVD, a separate partition or a USB stick. This would be my suggestion to you. Get your computer exactly the way you want it with all your basic and primary apps installed and everything activated. Then make a system recovery image and a recovery disk. To do this go to Control Panel>System and Recovery>Backup and Restore and look on the left hand side of the Windows and you will see both options. Click create a system image and tell Windows where to save your image and it will make an exact copy of your partition. Then it will ask you to make a recovery disk. Follow the instructions on doing that and you will have a backup of your system at it's bare minimum.

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my sony vaio laptop model is VPCEH26EN.I recently installed windows 8 pro 64 Bit.I formatted whole hard disk and installed windows 8.I had a oem recovery partition when i bought this laptop with windows 7 preinstalled.By this hard disk partition ,i used to recover the whole windows to its factory condition by using F10 key.The recovery hard-disk partition was of only contains the whole windows with some software already installed .But now i have no recovery partition now.So please tell how to create recovery partition with in 12GB for future purpose.The windows default system image creation usually taking 40 gb space.So its of no use.Please tell how to create a recovery partition which can be used to recover windows to its factory condition using F10 key in case of any error in future?????????????????

Answer:create recovery partition

You would like to remake the Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Windows 7 Recovery Partition with Windows 8?

You can remake the Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Windows 7 Recovery Partition with the Recovery DVD's.

For Windows 7.

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document
How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:

1.Go to
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.

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I have a Flex 14 Ideapad having 25 GB of solid state disc as a different partition. Now I am thinking of creating a system recovery disc in this drive. However I do not see any option of choosing this drive in the dialogue for creating the receovery disc.Could you please guide me as to how to create the recovery disc / partition for Flex 14 laptop on another drive on the computer itself.Thank you in advance

Answer:Create a Recovery Partition

You have a number of misunderstandings going on here. Firstly, all Win8.1 installations have a hidden recovery partition on the boot drive. You need a separate recovery disk/usb stick in case you get to the point where you cannot boot from the main drive. Best approach is to make a recovery disk/stick and choose to copy the recovery partition too, but do not delete it from your PC when it offers.The recovery drive will be bootable (that's the point) so if you managed to get it on an internal partition you would have to make a dual boot configuration. This would be an odd way of doing things and against design. I recommend against such a strange approach.

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Thank you for reading! Skip to the bold part below if this is TLDR. I've tried searching around for answers, but I'm afraid that I'm just not familiar enough with what I'm hoping to solve to even know if I'm searching in the right place. So again, thanks for your help in advance!

I recently picked up an Asus laptop, a SDD to replace the the laptop's HDD, and a HDD caddy to hold the HDD in place of the CD/DVD drive. After a fresh Win 8.1 install on the SDD, I made system images of both the SDD and the HDD with the Win 8 OEM install (both stored on external drive). I also created a USB recovery drive and then formatted the HDD.

Fast forward a few weeks... It's last Friday. I'm about to leave for a business trip. I boot up my laptop and a screen comes up telling me to "reboot and select proper boot device". I pull the SDD out, hook it up to my desktop, and see that the drive shows up, but it's blank. A little googling turned up a few reviews from other people with the same issue. On rare occasion, it will wipe itself. Using the USB recovery drive and the Win 8.1 system image, I got things up and running again.

Now for my question, instead of constantly carrying around the 2 USB drives holding the recovery and system image, can I create a recovery partition on my HDD that I can boot too if my SDD wipes again? (Could I copy or clone my Recovery USB to a partition on my HDD?) Then I could just keep the SSD system image on the HDD in case I need to restore it, right?
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Answer:How do I create a recovery partition on a 2nd HDD

You can always create a System Image Backup on a second internal drive, as long as it is not part of the backup. You could also copy the current WindowsImageBackup folder to the internal drive for re-imaging the SSD.

The term "Image" may apply to many different type of files. For instance, a Windows 8 OEM system image may be a .wim file used to reset the system to factory conditions. The type of file would certainly determine what utility was necessary to recover that image.

A recovery drive will normally have the Factory image of Windows 8, unless you have replaced the install.wim with a new one. But all this does get confusing if the exact type of image being referred to is not known.

Be aware, when you create a Recovery Drive, the entire drive can be used for nothing else. That is why Flash drives are normally used.

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please how can i create recovery partition again ??  

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Can anyone advise me how to create a recovery partition like those new HP computer? Thanks.

Answer:Create Recovery Partition

I found an article from PC MagazineMake a Recovery PartitionHope this is of some help

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Hi all,
I'v trying to create a recovery partition on my Windows 8.1 PC.
I followed the guide here: Restore Deleted Recovery Partition2
I've put install.wim onto my recovery drive (R:\WIN8\install.wim)
When using command prompt to point windows to the recovery drive using:
REAGENTC /SetOSImage /Path R:\Win8\install.wim /Index 1
I receive the message:
REAGENTC.EXE Operation Failed: 3
I've looked around for a solution and i can't find anything applicable.
Can anyone help?
Many thanks!
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Answer:Trying to create new recovery partition

I've put install.wim onto my recovery drive (R:\WIN8\install.wim)

you don't make a recovery drive - install.wim does that for you
Create a folder on our C drive - Win81-Recovery
copy install.wm into that folder
right-click the Windows Start screen button and select Command Prompt (Admin)
type in
REAGENTC /SetOSImage /Path C:\Win81-Recovery\INSTALL.WIM /Index 1
press enter
now type REAGENTC /Info press enter

you should get operation successful
that's it

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How could i create a recovery partition, so that i could reinstall windows xp?
And if anyone can give me extra info that would be real helpful.
thx in advance.

Answer:how to create a recovery partition?

It's a bad idea to make one. You have limited access to the partition, and it is useless if the drive fails. Just use your original CD or make an image of the drive on an external.

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hi, Folks

i run windows 7 and wanna make a recovery partition hitting the F key on startup like toshiba's one. The toshiba recovery utility is no longer available. Who can help me to do it?

Thanks in advance

Answer:How to create a recovery partition?


1.) On Toshiba notebooks there is no recovery partition. They only have an image of factory settings stored on second partition in HDDrecovery folder. This recovery procedure can be started in advanced boot menu of Windows (F8) and if you select ?Repair my Computer?.

2.) It?s not possible to create such a partition and then you have to press only one single key to start this. I think it?s pretty complicated to create such a recovery partition.

3.) You can create your own image using a backup program like Acronis TrueImage. Save this backup on the second partition or external HDD. You can restore this image using the Acronis boot disk. It?s very easy and I do this on my notebook too.

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Can I Image my recovery partition and copy it to a new hard drive, and run it somehow? If so how, and what program should I use? I was thinking Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Failing hard drive- Can I Image my recovery partition and make it bootable?

Any program that clones a given hard drive...leaves an exact image of the drive on the second drive.  Whatever partitions/files the cloned drive contains...the new drive will also have.
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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In a fit of over zealous tidying up after installing Win 10 on my lappie, I deleted the 450MB Recovery Partition that the upgrade from Windows 7 created at the end of the main partition.

1) What was actually in that partition and why would I want it.

2) If I do want it, how to re-create it ...?


Answer:Re-Create that 450MB Recovery Partition?

Recovery partition is where Windows stores the WinRe.wim which allows you to create a recovery disk or get into the recovery environment to repair/Trouble shoot/Restore/Reset/Refresh etc...

Now that you've deleted it. Those features won't be available and you won't be able to create a USB Recovery disk.

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My laptop came with windows 8.1 innitialy. I had upgraded my os to windows 10. Some days back I had to do " restore factory settings " on my pc due to some problems and my pc started with windows 8.1 again.  So, How should I creat recovery partition that would recover my pc back to windows 10 with out going back to windows 8.1. Plzz Help me ASAP.

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OK what I need to do is complicated. I have been searching for hours and cannot come up with a solution.
I have a computer with Windows 8 Pre-installed. It has a recover partition. I have disabled UEFI in the BIOS until I can finish installing Windows 7. I do not have any blank DVDs or access to a USB drive. What I want to do is delete the files in the Windows 8 recovery partition and put Windows 7 installer there. Then boot from that and replace Windows 8 with Windows 7. I have the drivers already downloaded to go onto the recovery partition. I have been unable to find any resources online to do this. I already Have a Windows 7 ISO ready to go.

Answer:How do I create Windows 7 Recovery Partition

How do I get over 100 views and no responses?

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I bought my z5070 with HDD in it now it is so slow, so i bought SSD, i want to create a recovery partition as the one that came with the basic HDD(the one that we use to restore from using OneKey Recovery), so how can i create it?? or at leat coping it. i tries with the acronis that came with the SSD but i always fail "not supported file system" or something llike that the acronis gives me

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I would like to create a custom recovery partition for windows 8.1 that I can use to refresh the pc. I would like to include the drivers that are required. I am unable to locate a tutorial that can help me do this. Anyone know how I can do this?

Answer:Create custom recovery partition

Maybe this will help:
Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

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As most of us know, Acronis True Image can create a recovery partition, that is available while starting up a pc / laptop with F11 key. While it sounds like i great idea, there is one issue with this. It's price for Acronis.

So i've been thinking as well with using a google to find a similar software, that can do same thing. But my google skills aren't as good as i would like it to be.

Here i'm asking for your help guys. If you have found one please let me know. So far i've found this one

create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11


but ... well just want to know is that everything ? Or there is other software that can help me creating recovery partition.

Yes i do understand i will need space from my Hdd. Not sure what else could possible go wrong

Cheers in advance for your help


Ps. Please excuse my bad grammar english. Still learning.

Answer:What software can create recovery partition ?

I would just create an image - beats reinstalling.

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I've successfully created a Windows 7 Recovery partition as follows in the past, but when I try this with the Windows 10 Installation DVD or flash it says permission denied:
Windows 10: Create a System Installation Partition to install Windows (Installation Partition, not image)

1.) Boot From the Windows 10 Installation USB Flash drive and choose cmd from troubleshoot.

2.) Create a 16GB partition at the beginning of the hard drive, then partition the rest of the hard drive as you wish as follows:


select disk # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list disk command.)

Create Primary Size=X (where X is in megabyte hint: 16 GB is exactly 16384MB)

3.) Copy the entire USB Flash drive on to the 16 GB partition and make the partition bootable.

Open the command prompt and type this:

diskpart (note if not already in it)

list disk (note: disk number next to disk)

list volume

select volume # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list volume command.)

list partition

select partition # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list partition command.)

delete partition # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list partition command.)

select partition # (where # is the partition you want to format on the disk note the number beside partition in the list partition output.)

create partition primary size=16384


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Although this is my first post here, I am no stranger to this forum. So I have a blank hard drive which is for a notebook laptop with no DVD drive. I am planning to install windows 7 but I also do not have a 4GB () flash disk, at least not at the present.
So I though of creating a recovery partition. I am using windows 7 on my laptop and I have a SATA to USB cord. I have been creating partitions for some time now so I though it will be just the same process except that it is on another HD. Here is what I usually type on the console window.

list disk
select disk X
list partition
select partition X
X:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 X:
But when I was done with the process, transferred the HD to the notebook it did not boot into the set up process.
Although I don't know the problem, I suspect that the problem might be this last line :

X:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 X:
Please help if you can.


Answer:How to create a recovery partition for a blank HD

I think you are better off to make a USB recovery stick. Those sticks cost pennies. - $0 - $10, usb stick

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I want to create 2 partitions in my hdd but I have no idea how to do it. I have 80GB hard disk. I have recovery CD and I want to ask if anybody knows is this possible to do it by that recovery cd.

Thanks for any help!!!!!

Answer:How to create partition in Satellite 105 via recovery CD?

Hi nina,

Use the Expert Modus with the recovery CD.

You make a Partition with the recovery CD

- Choose ?Expert mode? pressing number two
- Click OK and press ENTER
- Look in: must be selected to CD-ROM drive
In the middle window choose GHO file and press ENTER
- Using TAB button you must mark information about drive and so on and press ENTER
- Using TAB button mark again middle part of window (blue line) and with space bar activate ?New Size? box
- Put inside new partition size and press again ENTER button
- The question ?Proceed with disk load?? confirm with OK

or use the Partition Magic 8 this is a good and a simple Software for Partitions of the HDD.

I Hope this is a Help


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