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Asus X550CC recovery partition not working

Question: Asus X550CC recovery partition not working

Hello i buy new asus X550CC-XO028H ultrabook with windows 8 preinstalled.I upgrade windows 8 to 8.1 over windows store.I get many erros in event viewer.So now need restore windows 8 from recovery partition.Install all programs and upgrade to 8.1.But i cannot to do this.Windows 8.1 cannot find system image.I try this this manual System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8 Asus manual also say recovery same http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/...VC_VER7926.pdf

1. Restart your Notebook PC then press F9 during
POST.
2. Wait for Windows? to load the Choose an option
screen then tap Troubleshoot.
3. Tap Advanced options.
Notebook PC E-Manual
4. In the Advanced options screen, select System
Image Recovery.
5. Choose an account you would like to recover using
a system image file.
6. Type your account password then tap Continue.
7. Select Use the latest available system image
(recommended), then tap Next. You can also
choose Select a system image if your system
image is in an external device or DVD.
8. Follow the succeeding steps to complete the
system image recovery procedure.

Please help how fix to work recovery partition.All original asus partitions are untouched. http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3931/m8wy.png

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Preferred Solution: Asus X550CC recovery partition not working

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Answer: Asus X550CC recovery partition not working

You could try this instead, Reset Windows 8. From what I've read this should roll you back to your original Windows 8 install. I'd back up any data you want saved to external recovery media before you do anything though.

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Hey guys. I've read a lot from this site and the tutorials and solutions are amazing. so I have decided. somewhat, maybe you can help me. here's the scenario:

I have a windows tablet ,ASUS Vivotab M81C non-signature edition (Please google for the specs), upon downloading all the necessary updates, I upgraded it to windows 10, after the long upgrade I noticed that windows 10 removed my oem recovery partition. so I immediately reverted back to windows 8.1

When I checked my partitions, I see that it was restored and labeled "healthy" I thought everything is ok until I decided to reset the tablet (in windows 8.1 already). But then reset/refresh and even create recovery drive didn't work. the refresh/reset menu said "Couldn't find recovery environment" while Create Recovery Drive said "A required Partition is missing" Itried booting from an iso with same architecture and tried reset/refresh but nothing worked. So I decided to fresh install the OS using the ISO I found here :https://www.pcsteps.com/210-download...ree-microsoft/ and thankfully I hadn't encountered any activation issues with the ISO. I used Custom Install, deleted all partitions EXCEPT the default Recovery Partition and proceeded. Installed all the drivers and got the tablet working again.

I now decided to copy the recovery partition and it was successful though I still didn't delete the one in my HD. Now I want to restore my tablet back to its factory default using the recove... Read more

Answer:ASUS default recovery partition not working

Although it says "healthy" that doesn't mean all the data is still there. Installing Win 10, even though you backed out could have corrupted the recovery partition or the boot record. For example, on a Dell with a recovery partition installing some other OS invalidates using the recovery partion to restore and in those cases a restore/reinstallation requires discs or USB drive to install OS then needed drivers.

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COULD NOT FIND RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT
(I know it's a redundant thread but I think I'm having a different scenario)
Specs: (nothing's changed except I did reinstall win8.1)
- win8.1 x64 single languange
- 1TB HDD
■THE SCENARIO■
There was a time when I want to resize my drive C to smaller partition:
I used Easus Partion Manager to do so (to dumb I was). After rebooting my system could not start
The BSOD showed up:
RECOVERY
PC needs repair (blah3x)
Error code: 0x000225
I was able to manage to repair and I came back up fine using a tutorial in youtube
using bcdboot C:\Windows /s (any drive letter): /s uefi
At this point, I downloaded a new copy of windows8.1 SL, thru "mediacreationtool" (as a legit copy i suppose)
and then I reinstalled using the ISO from MS, now I'm totally OK, at least at the moment.

■THE ISSUE■
Seems like everything's working as it is now, but as soon as I try to press F9 upon boot up, same error popup
Error Code: 0x000225, and again I got used to doing the bcdboot method.
NOW, this "Restore" partition the size of 20GB, and appeared and it had something in it (some files I think).

This wasn't there before and after reinstallation of win8.1 SL. IT ONLY appeared when I pressed F9 then I repaired
it using bcdboot.

■MISSION IMPOSSIBLE■
If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
If this could be fixed? I know its risky but I will take it as a n... Read more

Answer:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

So Im not entirely certain on what you are asking here. Your computer is unusable right now, or you cant get the recovery partition to work correctly?

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Hello,
I have recently received an ASUS A53SD-ES71 from a friend. He had formatted the laptop, he without thinking formatted dirve 0 which contains all the ASUS software that is necessary for the computer. He is unable to find the boot disk that should have been included. Upon hitting F9 there is no option for a windows setup, as it has been wiped out. The recovery partition was wiped out I am thinking it is running windows 7. What would be the next step to restore it. I am not very tech savvy so advice would be appreciated.​
 

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I think my computer has been infected with a number of viruses and seems to be running slowly. I reckon the best way to deal with that would be to reinstall windows. I'm also thinking of running ubuntu on the system as well. The first question I need to know is whether the recovery partition will reinstall windows and the additional ASUS programs that were installed when I bought it. This system was bought in Spain and I was wondering whether it would revert back to Spanish(or it could even be Catalan!) when I used the recovery partition. I can't understand either so that may be a problem. I'm also insure whether it will wipe and reinstall both partitions or just C: where windows is installed. I don't want to lose files on the D: partition.

If anyone has advice on the best way to configure a dual boot. If heard that the best way is to have 3 separate partitions. Two small ones for both OSs and the third for my files. I've heard this is the best and cleanest way to configure the system. Any thoughts and/or advice. I really don't understand the recovery partition, how it works and the effects of using it.
 

Answer:ASUS recovery partition

What is the exact model of the ASUS?
 

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Hi All,

I've read a lot of posts and a little confused. I upgraded ASUS S400CA to 8.1 . I just need to create a recovery disk with the option of copy from recovery partition which is graded out as many of you know. Can you please provide me with the steps of what I will have to do to create a USB drive which will hold the image and when I want to restore the laptop to original settings I can use that USB drive.
Thanks in Advance!

Answer:ASUS Recovery partition

See this tutorial to create a recovery drive on a usb drive. It is more of a repair option but in some cases would give you access to an OEM recovery but that is dependent on the recovery partition remaining intact.

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

Another option is to create a system image of your computer using a program like Macrium Reflect (Free) in the event of a failure.

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I've been stumbling on this issue for quite a while now. Nothing seems to improve the situation.

The story:

1. I bought an ASUS K52 laptop. It has a 500 GB drive and a Win 7 x64 Home premium OS.

2. And then iI install Windows 7 x86

3. now I want to back Windows 7 x64 from Hidden partition but when i ran recovery (pressing F9), it just stuck...didn't want to work....and then returned an error message with "cannot connect do a device on your computer".

I thing MBR is corrupted. Does anyone know how to repair that and how can I make the ASUS recovery part work?

I tried startup repair but but nothing seems to work. Did anyone try this or knows what the problems may be?

Thanks for your time

Answer:Asus Recovery Partition problem

How to Restore the Windows 7 MBR (Master Boot Record) brinks tutorial MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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I need help F9 doesn't work and my computer has been slow after I got rid of a trojan vundo. Also if there is any chance of you guys helping me to reformat my computer using someone else's disk.

Answer:How to access recovery partition on ASUS P5P 800?

It's usually a combination of 2 or 3 keys, not just F9. It can be tricky also, you have to hit the keys at just the right time
Is this board from a custom build?

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Hi
I bought a new computer (ASUS X555L) and i need to format disk to kill all the bloatware (install from original dvd not OEM).
One thing i do when i get a new computer is to delete the recovery partition to get more space to storage files.
But now i think that it will be usefull to make a backup of that partition and store in another disk (external hdd for example)
Any Ideas?

Answer:How to backup recovery partition (ASUS)

Type Recovery on the start screen. That brings up the recovery device creator (Create a recovery drive). Follow the wizard. Best is to use a USB stick. Check the size of the recovery partition for right size of the stick.

Btw - deleting the recovery partition makes you lose some function - e.g. refresh via F9.

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Hi
I can't get to the recovery partition so i can reset windows back to its factory settings

Screenshot of disk management attached

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Hi,
So I recently purchased an Asus k52J laptop but decided to return it soon after. Unfortunatly even though the laptop is in new condition they won't accept it because I deletd the recovery partition like an idiot! I asked if I just restored to factory settings if they would accept it then, they still refused because it wouldn't have the recovery partition, I tried to create the recovery partion normally but it wont work since Windows 7 tries to backup the entire C drive instead of just the boot files and it inveitavbly runs out of room on the hard drive. Is there anyone way to recreate that original recovery partition or at least something that will fit in 19 gig partition? I'd really appreciate the help
Thanks!

Answer:Asus recovery partition creation?

Running the Recovery disks will often restore the Recovery partition as well. One of their purposes is to restore the factory image to a new or replacement HD.

I'd ask Acer to be sure.

Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

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hello everyone,

so, i want to restore my asus laptop using the recovery partition. so i pressed F9 and recovery partition booted up, but i remembered to backup my data. i closed recovery but it got stuck booting into recovery, then i used windows 8.1 installation media repair option but it put computer into nothing booting and keeps restarting after asus logo. so i installed windows 7 on a new partition and that worked, i entered my original windows and backed up my stuff. but now recovery partition won't boot and hitting F9 only shows windows 7 as a boot option. so i formatted and reinstalled windows 8.1, and nothing happened.
so i typed command
1 - reagentc /setosimage /path E:\ sources /index 1 /target c:/windows
2- reagentc /enable
3- recoverydrive
but copy recovery was greyed out

Answer:asus recovery partition won't boot

I think you deleted or disconnected you recovery partition with the installs of 7 and 8.1.
At this point download the ISO for the legal product Key you have. Download your hardware drivers from Asus Support Downloads and Clean install.

Windows 7

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

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I want to reinstall windows 7 and F9 is not working.

Answer:How do access recovery partition on ASUS when F9 does not work?

I'm not familiar with Asus and the F9 key, but F8 will get you to Windows Safe Mode, where you can access the troubleshooting tools (and recovery) - will that help?

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As many did, I upgraded my ASUS G751JY from Windows 8.x to Windows 10, and this destroyed ASUS F9 built-in recovery feature. When I press F9 now it will give me a BSOD with:

Your PC needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.
Error code: 0xc0000225
[ A text saying I should use recovery tools on my installation media to fix the issue. ]
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Start-up Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings

This happens every time I want to use F9, then every time I have also to repair Windows boot (have no problem, I know how to do this and regenerate a correct BCD), so my idea now is to recreate a generic Windows 10 install partition working with ASUS F9 feature.

Here is my current situation:


but Recovery partition was Disabled.
No problem. I've managed to re-Enable it using the REAgentC command:


Code:
C:\Users\Luca\Desktop>reagentc /info
Informazioni di configurazione per Ambiente ripristino Windows
e la reimpostazione del sistema:


Stato Ambiente ripristino Windows: Enabled
Percorso Ambiente ripristino Windows: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
Identificatore dati di configurazione di avvio (BCD): fc0612d5-20ce-11e6-8adf-9bc77791b978
Percorso immagine di ripristino:
Indice immagine di ripristino: 0
Percorso immagine personalizzata:
Indice immagine personalizzata: 0


REAGENTC.EXE: operazi... Read more

Answer:Recreate ASUS F9 recovery functional partition

correct - as far as the OS Image Recovery
Not sure about F9

as you would have to regenerate the bootkey

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Hi All

My son wants to buy this machine.
Can someone tell me if we would be able to manually create a backup iso from the recovery partition in case something turns to custard? Or any OS backup(reinstall) solution for that matter.
Thanks

Answer:ASUS ZENBOOK recovery partition backup?

Asus A1 Recovery.
ASUS
ASUS Feature Video : AI Recovery Burner - YouTube

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Hi i ran out of disk space on my Asus t100 and heard i could get back 8gb by creating a usb recovery file and deleting the 8gb recovery partition. I have created the usb recovery from Windows 8 and couldn't delete the partition, just got help when i right clicked the partition in disk management. Do i used a disk wizard piece of downloaded software to delete the recovery partition and it asked me to restart. After restarting windows asks for a recovery key which i have got from bit locker and i am now stuck in an eternal loop as i don't know what to do. I have got to the automatic repair point but everything i try gets me to restart and go back into the automatic repair screens. What should i do to get Windows to reboot without losing everything. I have backed up my docs and pictures. Any ideas?

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Hey everyone

Alright, so my ASUS laptop has been getting a little slow lately, so I decided to reinstall. Now I know my PC has an ASUS recovery partition, which re?nstalls the pc with all the tools, drivers etc, since I've used it before.
But now when I restart the computer and press F9 and reset, it doesn't work. This is what I do:


This is where it was supposed to give me the option to restore whole drive or just install windows to the primary partition. But now it asks for a CD, which I don't have. This PC never used to have a recovery CD, just a recovery partition.

Then, I read somewhere I could do the same from inside Windows 8, so I tried that as well by going to the charms bar, then Settings and then "Change PC settings". Then I selected "Update and recovery" from the left, and then went to Recovery, where I pressed the button to remove everything and reinstall windows. This is what I got:
So, I tried to see if EaseUs Partition manager showed the recovery partition. I started ASUS and these are the partitions it found:
I saw it found both a "Recovery" partition and a "Restore" partition. Now I assume the Recovery partition is the one Windows 8 boots into, and the Restore partition is the one created by ASUS. So, these are the contents of the Recovery partition:
And these are the contents of the Restore partition:
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Answer:Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

Have you repartitioned that drive in any way since you got it? If yes, that likely broke the link to the factory recovery partition. All your left with now is the basic refresh reset options that ask for your install media. It sounds like Windows can only see the small windows recovery partition. I don't know the answer though as to how you make use of it now.

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i have an asus taichi 31
i did reinstall the windows while the hard disk is pluged in as an external with another computer
but i had a lot a problem with that windows so i deciced to reinstall while the hard disk is plug in the lap top but i had this problem its cant be installed due to some problem its says "windows ne peut pasetre install? sur cet disque. le disque s?lectionn? est du style de partition GPT"sorry i have a french win .
and there is the recovery partion but i cant acces to it with f9
plz help
ps: i did formated the partiotion with the win not recovery so i have no win on my laptop now
ps: i have hirens but i dont know how to work with it

Answer:can access the recovery partition asus taichi31

it appears your disk is not partitioned correctly for the way your PC booted..

with only the hard drive you want to install to , installed in your PC (only 1 HDD installed)
boot from the setup media and when you get to the install screen - press SHIFT+F10 to bring up a command prompt
type> diskpart
type> select disk 0
type> clean
Type> exit

Now continue with windows setup

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I have some problems with my laptop ASUS K55VD. I had windows 8, but with the store of windows I have updated to windows 8.1.

I have tried to use the recovery partition, but every time I try appears a message. Failed to reset your computer. A partition of unity necessary is missing.
For that reason I have looking for some information, and with CMD commands like "diskpart". I have noticed that I have 8 volumen.

And in Computer Management appears this.

Then googling recommend to use EaseUS Partition, and some many things change. In the beginning, I had the same 3 partions in red and I don't know what happened.

But in diskpart change too, and I only have 4 volume, and it have dissapeared the recovery partition, and I don't know why?

Before to use EaseUS partition I have created a USB booteable with 9.79gb, and I had this:

But, in this days I have tried to create the USB booteable again, but I can't. And everytime I have tried to run the usb, appears to select the language, the keyboard, and then appears the same windows with troubleshoting and turn off (it returns at the previous windows in blue)

So I have tried to apply the recovery partition, but I have the same problems,... the unit necessary is missing...
For that, I don'w know what to do...
Help.

Answer:Problems with recovery partition in ASUS with Windows 8

If your recovery usb is 8.0, it won't let you Refresh now you have 8.1 installed.

It should let you Reset, though.

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As many did, I upgraded my ASUS G751JY from Windows 8.x to Windows 10, and this destroyed ASUS F9 built-in recovery feature. When I press F9 now it will give me a BSOD with:

Your PC needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.
Error code: 0xc0000225
[ A text saying I should use recovery tools on my installation media to fix the issue. ]
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Start-up Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings

This happens every time I want to use F9, then every time I have also to repair Windows boot (have no problem, I know how to do this and regenerate a correct BCD), so my idea now is to recreate a generic Windows 10 install partition working with ASUS F9 feature.

Here is my current situation:


but Recovery partition was Disabled.
No problem. I've managed to re-Enable it using the REAgentC command:


Code:
C:\Users\Luca\Desktop>reagentc /info
Informazioni di configurazione per Ambiente ripristino Windows
e la reimpostazione del sistema:


Stato Ambiente ripristino Windows: Enabled
Percorso Ambiente ripristino Windows: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
Identificatore dati di configurazione di avvio (BCD): fc0612d5-20ce-11e6-8adf-9bc77791b978
Percorso immagine di ripristino:
Indice immagine di ripristino: 0
Percorso immagine personalizzata:
Indice immagine personalizzata: 0


REAGENTC.EXE: operazi... Read more

Answer:Recreate ASUS F9 recovery functional partition

correct - as far as the OS Image Recovery
Not sure about F9

as you would have to regenerate the bootkey

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Hello all, I just joined this forum after finding it in a search for an answer to my issue. I've got an Asus TF600T Windows RT 8.1 tablet that's all but bricked. I created a recovery USB and attempted to flash a new recovery partition using the instructions at this page: Antonius [Denny] Harijanto Blog: Guide to Recovery your TF600T!. I'm able to boot to a command prompt and format the partition according to the instructions but when I tried to flash the image, I got the error "Error 3; The system cannot find the path specified; The DISM log file can be found at X:\windows\logs\DISM\dism.log.
I'm leaving on a trip in a few days and really need to have a working tablet so any assistance that can be provided would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

-Steve

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Hey guys my brother wants to recover his laptop his default and i have little experience with asus laptops. Fortunately it seems to have a recovery partition in it, the bad news is i dont know which option to pick out of the 3
Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".
Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".
Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (25%) and "D" (75%).

Which option will let me restore to default and keep recovery partition?

Answer:Asus recovery partition which option to pick?

What partitions does he currently have?

Are his personal files (video, mp3s, pictures, etc) currently on C? Regardless, they should be backed up.

A picture of Windows Disk Management would help.

I wouldn't bother with the third choice unless he likes that 25/75 proportion. If he wants to delete all partitions and create 2 new ones, he can certainly do that manually after the recovery in any proportion he wants, not just 25/75.

It appears the last 2 choices will wipe the drive clean, which may not be what he wants---depending on his current partition setup.

The description you provided isn't exactly clear which would go back to factory default. My guess would be choice 1 as it is the only choice that does NOT say "deletes all partitions", which, if taken literally, would include deletion of the recovery partition.

You might want to contact Asus support, but that may be an exercise in frustration.

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Please can anyone tell me how to access the recovery partition on my Asus A4000 laptop.
I lost my manual and Asus have not been very helpful!
I need to restore Windows XP Home to original state.

Thank you
Odysseus
 

Answer:How to access recovery partition on Asus laptop.

This might help you.

Asus Recovery System

I?d like to give you a brief description of the system recovery utility all notebooks from ASUS come with. You can use it from a special hidden partition on the hard drive by pressing F9 at system startup or from the included Recovery and Driver&Utility discs (to do that, you should press Esc at startup, select Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM Drive and then change the discs as requested). The system will offer four options to you:

1. If none of the following recovery options is selected, the computer will just be rebooted to load Windows (if Recovery is started from the hard drive) or run the bootable disc in the optical drive.

2. The first partition is deleted (the others remain intact) and a new system partition C: will be created.

3. This option removes all the partitions from the hard drive and creates a new system partition C:.

4.This option removes all the partitions from the hard drive and creates two new partitions C: (60% of the drive?s storage capacity) and D: (40%).

Steve
 

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Hi Seven Forums,

I have a problem with my Asus X52JK laptop.
Upon getting a new laptop and my sibling's laptop (conveniently) breaking down it was decided that I would give the X52 to her.

I backed up all of my personal files to an external HDD so no worries about retrieivng them. When I went to create the Recovery Discs through the utility mentioned in the title that all went smoothly and so I began the recovery process.

Booted from discs first and went through the moitons and when that was done I was expected the W7 installation screen however I was greeted with my old login screen with user account still there.

I repeated the process with the same result then decided to check the Recovery Utility and says partition does not exist yet I used MiniTool Partition Wizard and the partition is in fact there. I have tried to use EasyBCD to get around this but with no luck. I have spent roughly 2 days on this problem.

So is there a remedy for this or will I just have to download a Windows 7 ISO and install that?

I appreciate any help I can get.

Answer:ASUS AI Recovery Utility message: Partition does not exist.

Asus know they have a problem with the Recovery Partition & A1 Recovery app.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nite10dnood


This issue frustrated me for quite some, so I had to post this since I couldn't find the solution anywhere else. I also made a tutorial on youtube
ASUS AI Recovery burner fix: Partition does not exist - YouTube
because I tired looking there too for answers.

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Hi I had some quite bad viruses that led me to a re-install with people breaking into my accounts. Needless to say I have had to change my habits even though they were better than many. Eg- Remove any password that is emailed to you by a website etc etc etc etc etc etc

However I am uncertain that over a 6 month period with problems on and off if my recovery partition is infected and I have no recovery dvd. I have re-installed windows for my Asus K53E like my manufacturer told me from the F8 revovery partition. I could re-install windows again as it is only one week old into the fresh clean install at present if required.

I want to be 100 % certain I'm okay by scanning my 'recovery partition' with Kapersky which I have before installing it now. Or I could somehow make it available , perhaps visible to my PC so it can be scanned without re-installing. I'd feel safer knowing some how that all my partitions are okay. Also if there are other methods or PROVING there is no suspicious activity or viruses then I'd like to know about a method thats easy if you have one to do this. For example I check keyloggers by looking in task manger for just 'one' of the winlog.exe running. When my computer used to be infected if I went to task manager is would revolve the titles so things like winlog.exe would disappear and then re-appear. I thought this for example might be an EASY classic sign that takes 2 seconds to check if there is suspicion at least that there may be something going on.... Read more

Answer:How to I scan my K53E Asus laptop recovery Partition ?

Try the Kaspersky Rescue Disk . Read this Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning ? Raymond.CC


download page Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning ? Raymond.CC - Page 2

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I have an ASUS X555UA (F555 series) - Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
Laptop purchased about 2 months ago. I would like to backup the recovery partition. I called ASUS and they do not ship recovery ,media- either in or out of warranty and that it flat out isn't available. Backtracker (Which worked on Windows 8.1 PC's subsequently updated to Windows 10 does not work). In order to factory reset the PC, I would have to ship it to ASUS to be done (if under warranty it is no cost). I have Windows 10 EDU (has most features of Enterprise) I got from Dreamspark. Clean installation would wipe the recovery partition.
Is there any way to do a clean install but preserve (back up the recovery partition prior to clean installing Windows 10 EDU)?

Thank You!

Answer:Backing up recovery partition on an ASUS laptop before a clean install

Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

You can use Macrium Reflect Free to image any partition, or your complete hard drive.

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Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit)
Hi,
I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory install settings but when i press the F11 button in the start to boot in to recover mode it just take me to windows boot screen without giving an error, I did some research and found out that i have to make the recovery partition as active partition but the problem is that i couldn't do it as there is no such option to make the partition active in WINDOWS DISK MANEGEMENT and couldn't see the recovery partition in DISK PART (in windows).
images will be attatched if needed actually there was no error so that's why I didn't upload any image.

thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here.

Answer:Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ

100+ views and no reply ... seems like an over rated windows forum

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Hey guys,

This is more applicable somewhere else but I've gotten help on here with this kind of stuff before so I figured I could try again

I've gotten to the point where I need to just reinstall windows completely on my Asus G74SX (too many problems, I want to start fresh.). I encounter an error 1029 with Asus's recovery disks that I made when I had windows working: it says it is recovering all the way to 100% then doesnt work. I am in the process of trying it again so I'll see if it actually managed to wipe my hard drive like it said it was doing, and maybe if it did actually work and reinstall windows.

However, I'd like to be able to get into the recovery partition because I would prefer restoring it with Asus as they recommend me to. However, when I hit F9, their target to get there, it doesn't do anything and just reloads the boot screen, with the Asus logo on it. I don't have an actual Wndows recovery CD so that's not an option, and at this point since my hard drive has likely been wiped by these recovery DVDs, I don't think going into Ubuntu and fixing the MBR will do me much good anymore.

Has anyone had this problem, not being able to get into recovery? Is getting their CD really my only way out of this?


It may be worth noting that before I last restarted, I marked the Windows partition as active because of a tutorial here, making it so that recovery partition isn't active anymore. I don't know if that may have affected anything and if so can... Read more

Answer:Disc ASUS Recovery Error 1029, cannot boot into that recov. Partition.

Hey never mind. I think I can fix the problem. I found a link to a clean Windows 7 ISO i can flash and download that will allow me to freshly install Windows with none of Asus' bloat ware (even though thats pretty limited, it would still be nice to have a truly clean Win7 install.). Never mind!

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Hi all,

I'm trying to restore my Asus Taichi laptop back to factory default using the Recovery Partition after upgrading to Windows 8.1 . It booted into the recovery menu OK but could not find the image saying the required partition could not be found. All the partitions are there but the path to the Recovery Image is blank.

reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

Could someone tell me how to permanently set the location of the Recovery Image so it could locate it the next time I run it?

I have used the Reagentc /setosimage command to burn a copy of the image to USB stick but this is temporary. I have restored the laptop using the USB stick but the F9 recovery function is still not working.

Thanks

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I'm using an Asus netbook (unsure of model) and ran into some virus issues. I ran Norton, but even after that performance was slightly compromised. I wanted to perform a partition recovery, as although I have the DVD it came with, which contains a pure version of XP, A: I don't want to reinstall everything, and B: the morons put my Windows sticker on the bottom of the netbook, and the code has faded to illegibility. I'm pretty sure I'll need that code to re-install Windows, but you don't need it with F9 recovery. Problem: F9 doesn't work. I pushed it once, twice, hammered on it repeatedly; all that happens is that I see the partition as a D: drive, approximately 5 GB that seems to contain the image file (which is not openable by any program I have). I'm willing to take any suggestions. One thought I had was maybe to make an image of the partition and mount it on a usb stick and boot from there. I just don't have that large of a stick, and don't want to buy it for no reason. Also, I might totally mess up the PC. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:F9 recovery on Asus netbook not working

I wanted to perform a partition recovery, as although I have the DVD it came with, which contains a pure version of XP, A: I don't want to reinstall everything, Click to expand...

The DVD will be the same as the recovery partition and often a re-install will remove all programs and data - you can do a non-destructive repair, but i have found on XP that can mean re-installing programs

re - the Key
use http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ to find the windows key already on the PC
 

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I have an ASUS EeePC with Windows XP that I've been using for a few years now. Recently, it was infected with Malware to the point of unusability, and, since I no longer have the recovery disk, I tried to use the F9 image recovery, like I've done several times before, but instead of entering image recovery, it just continues to load Windows.

I can always get it to say "Image recovery has been selected", so I don't think it's an issue with when I'm pressing F9, and I've already disabled the boot booster and the quiet boot, and still nothing.

Any ideas how I can get it to work? Thanks.

Answer:ASUS Image Recovery Not Working

Hi is this what your trying to achieve ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting Eee PC 1005HA

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Hi, first post, I have been trying to restore my Asus G2sg-A1 laptop to its original state by using the Recovery Dvd that was shipped with it. However, I can't get the computer to boot from the dvd drive. I have pressed escape during start-up and selected the dvd drive to boot first, but it still turns on normally.

Maybe I'm using the wrong disc or it's faulty. The dvd contains 3 files: asus.swm, asus2.swm, and asus3.swm

I have reformatted computers before. I don't understand why this isn't working. Please help!

Computer Details:
Asus G2sg-a1
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
Intel core2 duo t9300 @ 2.50GHZ
4 gb of ram
 

Answer:Solved: Asus recovery dvd not working

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Using AI Recovery Burner I have burnt my recovery disks, my laptop does not have a function to recovery from the recovery partition when I hit F9, but when I stick the disc in and restart, it goes straight through to loading up windows as normal, even though I have switched the boot priority to CD/DVD. I have gone into the F9 menu and attempted to use repair computer > complete restore from backup > yet it does not register anything on the disc compatible to back up from, and when I load into windows and click on the dvd drive, I can open the contents folder on the dvd to see there is definitely content on there. I just want to reformat my laptop, please help?
 

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So they say i can access the Recovery Menu if ASUS to reset the computer to standard through the F9 Button at startup, but the only thing that comes up is the Turn Off, Advanced Options and Continue to Windows 8 option, as it normally should when pressing F8. I want the Recovery, it is also described at the website, that it is included, and i also see the RECOVERY drive in the Drive Manager. But no chance to access it. And the Customer Support is only as allways for US, China and Korea, just as they think people somewhere else dont need help. IM ABOUT TO RAGE WHEN I SEE SUCH! I go to my country website, and it loads for my country, but then i go to Support and it loads US, and since im not in the US, it just doesnt continue! I HATE THIS! **** THEM! IM ABOUT TO GO BACK TO THE STORE AND DEMAND FULL MONEY BACK FOR BAD SUPPORT AND NOT KEEPING PROMISSES SUCH AS THE RECOVERY PARTITION THAT IS NOT WORKING CAUSE OF WINDOWS 8! SORRY FOR CAPS, BUT I THINK THIS PC WONT EXIST IN 20 MINUTES! BAD SUPPORT, JUST AS THEY THINK, PEOPLE ONLY LIVE IN CHINA, KOREA AND USA, AND THE REST DONT NEED HELP, NO KEEPING OF PROMISSES, AGAIN SORRY.

Plus: Now i tested as many said to go to F9, Advanced Options, Reset PC. Then it asks for Recovery Media. I dont have one. I bought the PC with Windows 8. No DVD followed. Then they give it to me, since Recovery is promissed, one way is not working, then the other, but that isnt working to. THEY PAY THE ****ING WINDOWS 8 DVD FOR ME SO I CAN RECOVER OR I WANT D... Read more

Answer:ASUS Recovery not Working on Windows 8!

I really need help here guys please. I cant keep myself under control anymore, so i need help or good news.

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I have had an Asus U47A for a few years and it is getting a little slow. I attempted to do a factory reset by restarting and hitting f9 but when I do I receive the error that says "Unable to perform recovery - Required partition is missing." I have also tried to do a reset via windows and receive a similar error. Likewise, when I try to do a "refresh" I get the same error. My laptop originally came with Windows and then I upgraded to Windows 8.1. I have never had Windows 10. I have also never done any kind of reformatting hard drives or partitions or anything of that sort. I also do not have any kind of cd's from asus to factory restore, nor do I have any cd's to install Windows. If any more information is needed please just direct me and I will be happy to provide it.

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Have an HP pavilion PC running XP media edition. It had a blue screen error which constantly reboots.
Did a scan with a friends bit-defender disc and it was heavily infected with viruses. It cleaned all the bugs (well all that it found) However still has blue screen error. So decided to do a full recovery using the built in recovery partition.
This almost gets to the recovery part and the machine shuts down and restarts.(no blue screen)
Have swapped the RAM but still does same.
Is it possible the recoveruy partition could get infected.??? Or is this more likely to be a hardware fault?? Any ideas??
AL..
 

Answer:Recovery partition not working..

Most likely when the machine was new you got a prompt to make a set of recovery discs. If you made a set of recovery discs, take the machine back to original configuration by using the recovery disc set.
 

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have dell all in one desktop it came with windows 7 did upgrade to windows 10. now my recovery partition wont work dont have any of my previous backups nor can i do a factory restore. was wondering if there is a way of fixing it.

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Hi,I would like to know if it's possible to obtain ISO file.I could use a usb drive or DVD-R to restore my system. Thanks

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Hi All!
My brother's Toshiba A500 laptop with Windows 7 32bit got antimalware doctor and after deleting it fully, got problems with the OS (such as programs slowing considerably after randomly minimising during operation) and so we backed up everything important in safe mode, and tried to use the rocovery partition by pressing 0 repetitively on startup. We got to the utility, but it's saying it can't find the recovery device and that we need the recovery disc, does anyone know where i can get a Toshiba A500 Windows 7 32 bit recovery disc?



Sincerely

Ark

Answer:Re: Windows Recovery Partition is not working

If you have European notebook you can order recovery DVD under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Is this all you want to know?

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Couldn't think of a good way to phrase that subject line. Anyways, I was trying to create 'restore' disks from the recovery partition. Seemed easy enough--I clicked it and it prompted me asking if I wanted to go ahead.. I said yes, and it started copying files. Problem is it froze while getting the files ready to burn, so now I have TWO extra partitions on my drive: Q, the original recovery partition and "SYSTEM_DRV (S" which has four file folders on it. If I click on the original "LENOVO_RECOVERY" partiition, nothing happens and it appear to be empty... Anyone know what I can do to fix this?













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Answer:Recovery partition on T410 not working

You need Acronis Partition Expert or similar software to delete extra partitions. I think the right way should've been to copy the entire partition to the disc / external hard drive

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So here's where I am: Since the recovery partition isn't working (F9 brings me to system repair). I downloaded the win7 iso and burned it and "reinstalled" windows, but it seems like I still have the virus.I ran ESET on my "newly installed" Windows and it tells me: "Operating memory - Win32/Olmarik.TDL4 trojan - unable to clean"And F9 still brings up system repair instead of recovery partition.I have an ASUS g73jh laptop. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.What do I do? I'm about to cry! >_<Please help!!!

Answer:HELP! - F9 Recovery Partition not working! VIrus!?

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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The recovery partition on my T430 doesn't seem to work - I cannot create a DVD out of it (exits with error "rc=9") nor can I use the partition itself for recovery (the process starts but fails). How can I get a DVD to use?













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Answer:T430 recovery partition not working

good day!
 
in your case, the best option is to contact Service and request a recovery DVD set.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=PD008370
 
regards.

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Hi, When I first got my Q190 I installed Windows 7. When installing it asked for drivers which I installed using the recovery partition already installed on the machine. I now want to re-install Windows 7, but the issue is that the recovery partition doesn't seem to be working and I cannot gain access to it. Does anybody know of a way to re-enable/re-install the partition? (You should know that installed at the moment is Linux Ubuntu, which installed fine without the need for extra drivers)  Thank you - Luke

Answer:Q190 Recovery Partition Not Working

hi DEADLYshroom93,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you have a preloaded Windows 7 OS and you didn't create a recovery disc using this method then you will need to check first if the recovery partition is still intact under Ubuntu's Disk Manager.
 
If the Recovery Partition is still intact, use UltimateBootCD or Hiren's Boot CD to force boot from the recovery partition
 
If the Recovery Partition is still intact but is corrupted / not bootable, you will need to:
1. Check the unit for the Windows 7 sticker (product key)
2. Download and burn a bootable Windows 7 ISO on this website (if you have a preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit, you will need to download the same for the unit to be activated via SLIC/SLP - see this guide)
3. Use the product key that you obtained from Step 1 if necessary.
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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This laptop crashed over a month ago. I was told it needed a recovery disk since it would say it was loading windows files, and starting windows. But then it goes to an empty desktop screen and does nothing. I got the recovery disk in the mail today, I put it in and it does nothing! Anyone know what could be the problem?

Answer:Asus Laptop K53E Crashed, Recovery Disk NOT Working

Are you booting from the disc? If your laptop won't boot from it and keeps going to Windows instead, you'll have to go into your BIOS and edit the boot order so the CD/DVD drive comes first.

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Hello.
I have an ASUS M32BF factory-installed Win8.1-64 that came with C (OS) & D (Data) partitions on a single GPT internal disk. The C partition was about 112GB and the D partition was 900-something GB. Well, I didn't want it partitioned that way - I wanted a larger C drive. I called ASUS to ask why they did that; the rep said I should keep all my data and installed programs on D so it would be easier if I ever refreshed. I told him that was ridiculous, because a refresh doesn't delete your files, but you still have to reinstall all your programs, no matter what partition everything was on. So, when I told him I just wanted a C drive and I was going to combine C+D to make it one big C drive, he said yes, I could do that. I decided to make a smaller D partition for a SysImage later (that's why you see D in the images below).

So I did - with EASEUS Partition Manager. I see now that was a big mistake.

Now I can't even create a recovery flash drive because "some files are missing". And their Backtracker program won't even install.

I read much of the thread here
Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

and I (sort of) understand what happened. I am wondering if I can get my recovery partition designated correctly again? I saw some people were successful, but, since I have no idea what I'm doing, I was hoping one of the gurus here could walk me through my particular installation, step-by-step, so I don't mess it up any further?

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Answer:"Some Files are Missing"-can't get ASUS recovery partition

Originally Posted by simrick






Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

partition 1 - the Windows RE tools partition
partition 6 - the Recovery image partition

- You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.
- Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following commands:

diskpart
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 1
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
select partition 6
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
list partition
exit

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Hi Folks,

Coming from a pc that i built my own with windows 7 to a windows 8 Sony vaio pro 13 laptop was not easy for me recently .

long story short, i was trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 pro. However, that was very unsuccessful, due to a what i think UEif, secure boot and some other reasons that im still unsure of. Now regardless of all that, i think during the process of trying to solve that problem and get linux running as a secondary os on my laptop, i did something wrong. i did play with partitions however l i do not remember touching any of the recovery partitions. i also downloaded two softwares to try and boot linux which are :

-EasyBCD - boot management
-Ease Partition Master - partition management

after so many failed attempted i thought to my self that maybe i should re-install windows and everything. Sony Vaio laptops have a button called Assist, when pressed it will boot to Sony diagnostics and recovery tools. Thar recovery tool usually allows you to format your laptop and re-installs everything along with all the softwares that sony provided with the laptop. That did not work for me for the first time since i got the laptop i tried different methods including advanced startup all option can;t seem to find the recovery partition. I tried to go to PC Setting > recovery > refresh & reset. None works and it asks me to insert a recovery media. So i went to disk management, and here is whats there :



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Answer:Recovery Media/Partition is not showing/working

from command prompt (admin) type one line at a time

diskpart
list disk
list volume
select disk 0
list partition
exit
reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd windows

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Hi, My R51e which has worked almost perfectly for three years suddenly slowed to a crawling pace without warning at all. It would take up to an hour to get to the welcome screen, but once I was finally logged on everything worked fine (though at roughly 40% speed). However this morning the boot wont even start: All I get is a "NTDETECT FAILED" on the screen then it just reboots... and does the same thing! I don't have a recovery disk because lenovo decided to do this partition recovery thing ... but that doesn't work either! I select it, it tells me that it is inspecting my hardware configuration, then the screen goes black (the computer is theoretically still on) and nothing happens... Has anyone had any of these problems? Especially with the partition recovery? I can't find out if the blank screen is a common part of the recovery process (though I assume it isn't...) Thanks

Answer:R51e --- dead?! Partition recovery not working!! :(

peacespotting, welcome to the forum, are you able to enter bios by pressing F1 at boot? If you can, ensure that the cd/dvd drive is set to first boot device and run PC Doctor, create a cd from the iso download, and let us know what results you get.

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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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Hi everyone!New to the forum here and new Y50 owner. (Also switching back to PC after the past 5 years on mac... so a little rusty).So I will be receiving my new Y50 tomorrow in the mail. After the prerequisite bloatware removal and installing a few programs I'd like to create a recovery backup so I'll be safe. Now before I do that I'd like to re-size my 1TB HD partitions into a smaller C: drive for my OS and programs and a larger D: drive for my files and media (at least this is what I've read to do for best practices reasons).I've read that I will encounter issues by resizing partitions and having the still unfamiliar to me preinstalled recovery software (One Key Recovery) still working.1. So my question is if I want to resize the partitions in the manner described (again suggested as best practices from my readings - smaller C: drive for programs and OS and larger D: drive for files and media) how should I do this without screwing up One Key Recovery?2. Also have researched using Macrium Reflect or just the built in Windows System Image Backup Back up your programs, system settings, and files - Windows HelpAny advantages to using One Key Recovery over Macrium or the stock Windows backup?Sorry if all this is a bit novice but I'm coming from the past 5 years of exclusively using Mac where I only worried about my automated time machine back ups.

Answer:Coming from Macs - Y50 partition resize w/ recovery still working

any help? just a bit confused. Saw from another thread that the stock partitioning of the Y50 will give a very large C: drive of 887GB and a small D: of 24.9GB (I'm assuming the rest of the 1 TB is hidden). Is it really best practice to make a smaller C: drive for just OS and programs and another larger D: drive for media and files?

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Hello,I am attempting to use BitLocker on my X61 Tablet ThinkPad but have run across an error message that is preventing me from initializing the BitLocker encryption. The message reads as follows: "Your system is not configured to use BitLocker Drive Encryption. If there is a bootable CD or DVD in your computer, remove it...if the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions." I have run the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool which has created its own boot drive (S and that program tells me that all is in order.  Additionally, I have verified that I have a fully updated BIOS.There is no bootable CD or DVD in the computer but there is what I assume to be Lenovo's Recovery software on a hidden and unalterable drive that appears in Disk Management. I cannot make changes to this drive; it is labeled only as"Healthy" and "EISA Configuration."Is this recovery drive the culprit that is preventing BitLocker from working? And if so, can it be disabled or BitLocker tricked into functioning while it is still present?Thanks for your help!













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Answer:BitLocker prevented from working by Rescue and Recovery Partition?

You might want to take a look at the Rescue & Recovery Deployment Guide which can be downloaded from the Admin Tools page:   http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantageadmin There is a section in there about  compatibility with Vista BitLocker. 

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I'm about to give my old Samsung laptop to a friend of mine, but I would like to restore it to factory condition before doing so. I saw I've accidentally removed the recovery partition when I formatted the drive the first time. I do however have a backup of the files that were on the recovery partition. As a result of the missing partition, I can no longer use F4 to boot to recovery.

Is there a way to restore such functionality? I've tried creating a new partition and moving the files to it, but I imagine it has to be a specific size and have some specific properties such as bootable etc. so the PC can recognize it as the recovery partition. Is there any tool by Samsung that allows me to restore the default partitioning? If anyone here has a samsung PC, would they be willing to share the information about their partitions, such as the flags that are set, specifically for the recovery partition.

This thread here made mention of such a tool, but it was never posted and I couldn't find it: https://superuser.com/questions/4765...cea6c0c0419fef

The hard drive is 500GB in size, and the type of Laptop is a Samsung R530-JT02.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Samsung Recovery Partition missing, boot to F4 not working

You don't have DVD's for recovery? I guess that function (F4) is embedded in BIOS. Maybe how you format the partition is important. Tried FAT32/NTFS? Or set it Active Partition - Mark as Active

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You canīt use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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Hi folks

I'm new to this forum. Hope to get some advice from you. I recently got an A100 laptop. It comes with Express Media Player (EMP) installed. Since my HDD is 160GB, I need to do some partition to protect my data should WinXP crashes and needed recovery. I used Toshiba's Windows Recovery CD to restore Windows into a 40GB partition and configured the remaining as an extended partition. The following is the final state of my laptop after that.
C: 40GB (contains WinXP)
D: ~108GB (for my Data)
I can see an unknown partition of ~250MB which is for EMP. I shut down my PC and turn it on using EMP button. It did not work! EMP fails to boot. Can you guys advise? Have anyone tried partitioning their HDD and getting EMP to work?

Answer:Express Media Player stopped working after Windows Recovery with partition

Hi

Usually if you want to use the Express Media Player functions the Express Mediaplayer Recovery CD must be run before performing the recovery from the Recovery DVD-ROM.

You have to known that you cannot run Express Media player after performing a recovery!!!

But it seems you have not formatted the whole HDD and crated only the additional partition. Possibly you don?t need to reinstall the Express Media Player.

I have investigated a little bit on the Toshiba computer technical knowledge and found this:

In rare instances Windows XP starts up instead of the Express Media Player
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01N70015R01.htm

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Hello My Lenovo Y530 has damaged hard disk (bad sectors)I replaced HD with a new one, but i want to transfer hidden recovery partition with a One Key Recovery functionality to my new disk. (bad sectors were at the end of my old disk, so recovery partition is ok)Is there any tutorial how to do that?Should I use any sector by sector partition cloning/copying software? But how to get OKR working on a new disk?I really appreciate your help

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Hello,
I have in my possession an Asus X550CA laptop which was running Windows 8.1 before it failed to boot. The machine cycled through the automatic repair, failed, and then did nothing. The advanced bootup options were useless, including chkdsk, sfc and the usual suspects. The recovery partition was apparently missing, atleast, I couldn't use it, but doing a diskpart confirmed it was there so I suspect the 8.1 upgrade broke the link to it.

I tried the "refresh your PC" option, but this told me the drive was locked, and disabling secure boot via the BIOS did nothing (thought it would at first). In addition, the reset your PC option wanted recovery media which I didn't have at the time.

I ordered the official Asus recovery DVDs as the laptop did not have media created when it was new, hit F9 and went to the "reset your PC' option, but it told me the recovery media wasn't valid. Odd given it's official Asus media from Mentor Media, for that specific machine.

From the legacy BIOS I booted from the DVD, it loaded the Asus specific Windows 8 recovery options from the disk and I get as far as "Start rebuild Windows system process", with "processing...." underneath and the machine does no more.

I've also tried UEFI booting from the DVD drive and get the same as above.

Any suggestions welcome please!

Regards.

Answer:Unable to restore Asus X550CA using Asus recovery DVDs

Is the ASUS recovery media Windows 8.0 or 8.1? It may be because the recovery disks are 8.0 and it's a conflict because your now running 8.1. The 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade does break the factory recover feature on some laptops. ASUS for sure I think. I have a K75DE, that shipped with Windows 8.0. I clean installed with Windows 8.1 from here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help. It reads and uses my 8.0 OEM embedded code and activates online automatically. no muss no fuss. That tool will create a bootable USB thumb drive that will work with UEFI for you. If you need any more info just ask and i'll see if I can help. I don't know why your getting the "Start rebuild Windows system process" message and the lock up? It may be because the partition structure has changed on the Drive. I created a Recovery drive, then swapped in an SSD and it would not work on the SSD. It kept saying required partition missing. That's why I bailed and did a clean install. I was leaning in that direction anyway.

EDIT: If I don't get back to you tonight don't panic. I have company coming and may not get back online until tomorrow morning. Have to go now.

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

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I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

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Hi, I cannot find my original x60 tablet cds. And I am installing win xp pro now on a new hd I just put in. I'd like keep a partition for recovery (like the original one in system). Can I just make a separate partition in xp installation? How big should I give to it? And how should I make partitions if I want to install multiple OS? (XP and Vista) with recovery for both? Thanks!Message Edited by saja on 01-01-2009 07:24 AM

Answer:lost my original x60 cds, how to reserve a partition for recovery partition?

you can't reserve a recovery partition in the normal sense if you don't have the Lenovo recovery media. If you want to do a dual boot you will have to partition your hdd into two drives.  You can partition your hdd by using an aftermarket software like PartitionMagic, etc.  

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

Answer:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

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i tried to burn a Factory Recovery DVD using Onekey Recovery tool. i chose Create Recovery disk, selected Factory Default recovery disk and got to the burning options. The disks were successfully burnt. I tried to burn one more set for safety but I get the following error message. The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable. Is there any solution for the problem?













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Answer:Y550 Lenovo recovery hidden partition visible and One Key recovery doesnt work

restart your computer and try again or copying the disks using nero may help.there are ways to activate hidden partition but not suggested.

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R
rescan
exit 

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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Hello, I just migrated my X240 OS (Win8.1) from HDD to SSD, and swapped the HDD with SSD. Everything went smooth, so instead of the 500GB HDD I now had a 500GB SSD. However, I thought it might be best to start 'fresh'and do a reset to factory settings. On the SSD (a clone of the HDD) I see all partions, including the Recovery partition. However, if I attempt to reset to factory settings, I get the message that Windows could not find the Recovery environment. I did make a recovery USB flash drive, but it doesn't help at all. Also, booting from the recovery USB drive does not work -the screen remains black when I try to boot from it. So, even though I still have the recovery partition and though I have a recovery USB, I don't seem to be able to do a clean install. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or how I can do the reset? If my recovery partition/USB flash drive fail, can I get a Win8.1 DVD/download from Lenovo perhaps? After all, I have a legitimate Win8 version and I think I took all reasonable precautions by creating a recovery USB flash drive... Any help is appreciated. Many thanks! 

Answer:Cannot reset X240 to factory settings with Recovery partition / USB Recovery drive

Following up on my post, I finally managed to do a clean install/reset to factory settings using my "old" HDD drive (the original drive from which I cloned to SSD) in an external casing via USB. So apparently the Recovery partition on the HDD was functional.However, I'm still not able to make a functional Recovery USB flash drive. I already made 1 in the past, and I just re-did this, but when I try to boot from the recovery flash drive, I just get a black screen and nothing happens. I noticed during creation of the Recovery flash drive, that I cannot select the option to copy the contents of the Recovery Partion to the flash drive. That's why the size is so small I guess: only a few hundred MB whereas the flash drive is 32GB in size. I presume this is the reason I cannot use/boot from the Recovery USB flash drive. Does anyone know why I can't create a proper USB Recovery flash drive?  All help is appreciated!  

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My T61's Rescue and Recovery software in WinXP can't recognise/use the Vista's ServiseV002 partition to go back to factory settings.  I tried both in the pre-boot program and the Rescue and Recovery  in windows Xp, but both of them can't get to the hidden partition to go back to factory settings. I didnt make a rescue CD before formatting the C drive. I think the hidden partition is enough for me to get a clean Vista when I want at that time but I am wrong.  Hope someone can get me an answer, thank you! BTW i am in a educational system, I can get Vista Ultimate for 7 bucks, so if I can't get the Vista from the hidden drive, I can just bought one from school. It's not the end of the world!!!

Answer:T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

anyone can help?

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I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use.  About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working. So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.) With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well.  Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.Please help me. Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hi, You can make bootable media (CD, USB stick or USB HDD) for using with your Factory Recovery Data USB stick.Just launch Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks app from Control Panel, deselect Data media creation, select needed Boot media type. Note you'll need less then 300 mb free space on media.

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Hi!  First of all - sorry for my english. I have problem with my Lenovo G570. I make a backup DVD with system by OKR (4DVD). Then by accident i DELETED my recovery partition. When i try to boot from these DVD i get error: "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect ,you may have to recreate the partition to continue". My partitions looks like this: C: New installation of Windows 7 enterprise trialD: Lenovo (default partition with drivers and backup)Hidden empty partition where recovery was. What should i do now?

Answer:Lenovo G570 - I delete my recovery partition, recovery DVD doesn't work.

@meliegree,Did you make a Factory Restore disc in OKR or did you just do the backup only?If its backup only, you might need to contact Lenovo support to get a factory restore disc instead in order to get the partition fixed.

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I installed Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my 3000 N100 0768GZQ laptop and deleted the partition in which i had installed Vista using fdisk. However, fdisk also deleted the Lenovo rescue and recovery partition. Not realizing this i created 2 new partitions in the free space. Now I want to install Vista in one of these partitions and I don't have a Lenovo Rescue and Recovery drive or the recovery CDs. Please help me.

Answer:Lost Lenovo Rescue and recovery partition in 3000 N100 0768GZQ have no recovery disks, please help

You can either get a hold of Vista installation disks and install it manually, or call Lenovo support and ask for recovery disks. They may charge you for the disks as you are supposed to create your own recovery disks.





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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.

Note
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.


Warning
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

Swip... Read more

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I've got an SSD drive and obviously storage space is premium. I've got the Lenovo recovery DVDs. Is there any way to reinstall everying and prevent it from installing the recovery partition? Or is it better to delete the partition after Windows installation?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

you can't prevent the recovery media from reinstalling the recovery partition.

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Hi,

I have already found quite some discussions around the question how to increase free space on the SSD.

Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
Any risk?

If it would be feasible, how can it be done to assign the gained space to the C: partition?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Answer:Portege Z830: Creating USB recovery and remove recovery partition on SSD?

> Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
>Any risk?

Well, the recovery partition would be created again while notebook recovery procedure using the Recovery disk or recovery flash memory stick?

So if you want to delete the 2nd partition, you should create such recovery disk/USB stick before changing something on the HDD.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 running Windows XP. Windows XP crashed beyond repair and I need to do a system restore. I do not have any Recovery CD's. I am told to press the "Lenovo Care" button. This gives me various options and option 3 is to press F11 to diagnose hardware or recover your system. If I select this, it is ignored and trys to boot Windows - obviously to no avail. I have checked the hard drive. I have run a disk test and all is fine. I have also connected it to another computer and can see the various partitions including the recovery. I have also been able to remove important data and back this up. I am therefore happy the hard disk is fine and the recovery partition is in place. Is there any way of getting the system restore to kick in? All help very much appreciated! Mark

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

Answer:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
Edited subject to match post.

Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





Signature:Let us know what happened,and share your solutions so others may benefit from our experiences. "It doesn't really matter what kind of computers I own since right now the conversation is about the problems on the computers that YOU OWN!" -Mark Twain

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After I did a clean install of Win10 about a year ago, I created a USB Recovery Drive. I also have a Norton Security Recovery Drive and I?ve created USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi. I also use Acronis to create regular full disk images and I have a USB Bootable Acronis Rescue Drive.

With the USB Recovery Drive and the USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi, do I still need to keep the Recovery Partition that Win10 created when I did the original install? Are the files in that partition used by the system to create the USB Recovery Drive?

Also out of curiosity I executed the ?reagentc/info? command and I see that the Windows RE status is disabled. Did creating the USB Recovery Drive do that or is something else going on? If I keep the recovery partition then do I need to re-enable it and if so how do I do that?

Answer:Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Hi, you don't need the manufacturer's recovery partition unless you planned to restore the PC to as bought e.g. to sell it on.
You could create a disk image of it and save it on an external disk, then delete it from your PC.

Windows RE: Suggests you have a corrupt or missing partition - System Reserved. Note that Disk Management does not show this 16Mb partition. You need a 3rd party partition manager to see it.

See this (lots of technical detail):
Just a moment...

And do a couple of checks to see if it really is missing.

Thread where this problem was resolved:
Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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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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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

Just wondering if my hard disc crashes how am i supposed to reinstall windows?
The laptop i bought is a Toshiba satellite L500 and is only a few weeks old.

If anyone could help on the subject would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - No recovery disc or recovery partition - How to reinstall?

Hi

Normally if I buy a new notebook or other product I read the user manual firstly. So I would recommend that you should the same before you ask different questions.

The point is that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself. Therefore start the recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and follow the screen instructions. I recommend a high quality DVD-R medium to create this disk.

Furthermore you can reinstall Windows using the HDD recovery option. On the second partition you can find this folder that contains an image of factory settings and you can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. This is not a special partition, only a folder where the image is stored.

HDD recovery procedure is the same as Toshiba recovery disk. You get back factory settings too but the recovery disk wipes the whole HDD. The HDD recovery only the first partition.

By the way: Normally you did get this message:
+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. if you need to repair+
+your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly+
+from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer"+
+and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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** VIRTUAL RANK NEWBIE TO "OLDER" THINKPADS **My 'friend' gave me his R50e (1842-STU) to "fix" after he attempted to re-load Windows XP... Lord knows what he did - or why - but this is what I've got:I'd like to simply use the recovery partition to 'return to factory' - but I am not given that option when I press the blue 'Access IBM' button during bootup.  All I have are options to hit 'ESC' to resume normal boot - F1 to enter IBM BIOS  Setup utility - F12 to choose a temporary boot device.I've removed the HDD and connected to my Win 7 PC using a USB >IDE 'service interface' and I see what I believe is the 'service' and 'recovery' partition (brilliant that they named it "SERVICE") but how can I implement this to recover to factory?When I boot the PC, I'm presented with options to boot into one of his 'failed' XP installations OR into PC-DOS.If I choose the PC-DOS, I am presented with a single menu option:"1. Thinkpad T4x/R5x"but when I choose this, I get an immediate "File not found: 'C: \Command .com" with secondary messages saying:   2   *--*       "PLNRID.EXE                +++  RC(8)  That is the wrong diskette for this Thinkpad.  Please insert the correct diskette   22   *--*    "{ATI_CTYP.EXE"  ;    &n... Read more

Answer:R50e - No recovery capacity / seemingly valid recovery partition

http://thinkpadrecoverycds.com/rseries.html
 
Hi billzinn and welcome to the Community,
 
I think the key phrase here is, "after he attempted to re-load Windows XP".  
 
It doesn't take much to mess up the recovery partition.
The easy way to straighten it out is to get yourself a set of restore discs and reinstall the os.
You can try to get them from service, link below, or get them from a supplier, link above.  I've gotten a few sets from the above over the years.
 
Dave
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-4M7HWZ#purchase
 
 
 
 
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

Answer:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite-pro/l850/satellite-pro-l850-1uj/

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 https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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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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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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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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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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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 just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks
 

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

Answer:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 laptop..some couple of month usage i completely remove my hard drive and change the windows 8 to windows 7..when i use windows 7 i realize windows 8 is much better then windows 7 so again i clean install of windows 8. i boot drive in PXE UEFI Only Mode.​Some reserved partition created also 300MB Healthy Recovery Partition is Created.when i install a Samsung Recovery Solution Software it Says "Recovery Partition Does Not Exist"..What do i do.also when i refresh Pc it gives me Error "The Drive is Locked Where the Windows Installed"​ I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was...

Can any one Please Help me...

Answer:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was



If you did not make the factory recovery discs during the initial setup of you laptop, your only recourse at this time is to order them from the manufacturer. You have no other options available at this time to recover your laptop to "factory status."

Good luck,

my2cents

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This system has two partitions... one is a recovery partition with 10 gbs and the other is the main partition with 70

The user installed windows on the recovery partition though and has been using that so now the drive is full and cant do much of anything...
Meanwhile the old main partition sits idle
How do i reactivate the old partition (Drive letter C? I have the XP setup disc for recovery if necessary
 

Answer:System using Recovery partition as Active partition

Is the recovery partition marked as C now? Are you looking to just reinstall to the larger partition? What I would do is blow out both partitions and create 1, then install to that. I am not sure if that is what you are looking to do. Please provide more information if you had something else in mind. If you are looking to move the contents of the small partition to the large one, that would prove much more difficult, but could be possible.
 

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