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Recovery Media/Partition is not showing/working

Question: Recovery Media/Partition is not showing/working

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 :



the partition is there, i even went to (Diskpart) and i can see the recovery partition, but for some reason sony recovery tool and windows can't see it any more; which drives my crazy. not even restore points are there

Any help would be appreciated to help me solve and understand this.
Thank you all

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Preferred Solution: Recovery Media/Partition is not showing/working

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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 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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My T430 has an issue with creating Product Recovery discs. It doesn't give me any options for recovery media. The drop down meny is totally empty. Clicking "update" does nothing. I have updated the software, and rebooted several times, no success. I have a portable USB drive, which I'm going to use as a recovery media. The issue is the same with Lenovo Solution Center and ThinkVantage Tools. Any ideas what might cause this problem? Thank you and regards, -Gary













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Media not showing recovery media

Welcome to the community.
 
Out of curiosity, what happens if you plug in the USB drive before starting up the Recovery Media Creator? Also, this might be a dumb question, but is your optical drive installed and does Windows Explorer "see" it?
 
Regards.

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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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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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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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Attempting to reload win7, this dell desktop has 3 partitions showing as follows:
 
DISK 0 Partition 1 OEM 3.0MB
DISK 0 Partition 2 Recovery 12.3GB
DISK 0 Partition 3 OS Primary 285.7GB
 
First issue, when I had looked  for a Recovery partition in My Computer in windows, nothing was showing except for the C drive so I am not understanding why in the BIOS that 12.3gb Recovery partition is there? Also what's the purpose of the 3.0MB OEM partition please?

Answer:Why is a Recovery Partition showing in the BIOS?

You do not see it because I think there is no drive letter assigned to the partition. The 3MB partition I believe is Dell's diagnostic tools but I am not sure. It could also be the initial start of the recovery manager you access by tapping F8 > Repair Computer > Dell Recovery Partition
 

 
You can see your partition by opening a command prompt and typing the following
 
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list volume   Will show all drive letters on the computer
list partition  Will show all partitions on disk 0
exit

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This Windows 7 laptop got some heavy malware, initially I tried to run the recovery but when I opened the Recovery partition on the D drive, there were no files to be found BUT when I look at the Recovery D drive in MY COMPUTER, it is showing 2.80GB free of 17.6GB and the blue line is almost at the end suggesting there are files in that partition. I chose the "Show hidden files" option but still no files to be found so I am not understanding why it's showing like the recovery parition is almost filled with data?
 

Answer:HP dv5 Recovery partition files not showing?

Boot the computer from a Linux Live CD/DVD/USB-key and you should be able to see what's in there.
 
A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into and runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.
To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or USB key. Now boot your computer from that disc/key and your computer is now running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.
 

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

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I somehow dont have a recovery partition on my hard disk but have Toshiba Media creator on my desktop?

Images below:

No Recovery Partition?:



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Answer:No Recovery Partition - Recovery Media Creator issue

Hi

It looks like the Recovery Media Creator Software is still installed but the HDD Recovery partition has been deleted from the HDD.

Therefore the recovery media creator cannot access the HDD recovery partition.

What to say?. In such case you will not be able to create the recovery medium :(

But you could order such disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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

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

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I upgraded my new refurbished Dell 15 7000 from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Now, my hidden recovery drives are showing on "My Computer". On Windows 8, they were hidden so the user, or softwares, can't access the partitioned recovery drives.

After upgrading to windows 8.1, they are all visible on "My Computer" and files are be written on them. How can I hide these drives? I am afraid of doing Windows Update or installing Office 365 since they extract the files on a different drive and move them back to C drive.

Dell 15 7000 specs
Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 8
Intel i7 4500u
Nvidia 750m GDDR5 2GB
8GB memory
1TB Western Digital HDD
4 USB 3.0 ports

Answer:Recovery partition showing after upgrading to Windows 8.1

Sorry for the bump, but I made too many spelling mistakes. This was not my fault, it's the iPads. The auto correct feature is a pain.

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i had genuine windows 7 installed in my laptop at the time of buying.I installed windows 8 over it.now i want to reinstall windows 7 again so i need to copy recovery partition from pc to recovery drive.how should i do it? 

Answer:copy recovery partition from pc to recovery media

Hi, xyz_111
 
If the recovery partition is still on your machine and has not been removed/formatted, then you should be able to boot back into that partition to restore your system.
 
To do this, turn on the machine. As it is going through POST (ThinkPad logo) tap Enter repeatedly. Continue doing this until a menu appears. One of the options on this menu should be to Recover Your System. Press the associated key with this action and follow the prompts. See if this allows you to get back to Windows 7.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi.
I created a Factory Recovery Media on a Flash Drive from Dell  Backup & Recovery Panel.
Do I still need to keep the Factory Recovery Partition (6GB) on my C:\ Drive? 
Or can I delete this partition and still be able to restore my Software back to it's factory image using the bootable Recovery media Flash Drive?

TC.

Answer:Do I need my Recovery Partition having a Factory Recovery Media.

Hi,
Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.
Thanks
Robin

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I have a friend that is running a Dell Inspiron with 4 gigs of RAM.  There is a recovery partition built into the computer and has for the longest time had balloon pop ups saying that the partition is full.  The graphic in my computer does show that it is completely full.
 
Is there any way to reduce the size of this restoration partition?  I would sure appreciate any and all ideas someone might have on this.
 
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Recovery Partition is full and showing messages to reduce size.

Hi
 
Move any personal data you (actually your friend) stored in the recovery partition to another partition or external media. Don't delete anything other.Recovery partition is so important. If it get corrupted you won't be able to restore the OS. Since it is a Dell system, look for a program named "Dell Data sfae local backup". Open that and you will see an option to burn recovery media. Burn the DVD set and keep it air sealed. 

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My laptop Specifications are, Product name     :  HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC OS                            :  Windows 8 Single Language 64-bitSystem BIOS        :  F.26  I purchased my laptop 3 years back.I haven't done recovery media creation till now, but I am trying to do from 1 week.I tried with DVD-R SONY, but I got some error like "error occuring while burning into disks".Later I tried with Safe Mode then again I got a problem like "Please Install Battery... Connect your system to a AC power adapter".This is my problem so what I have to do now... Please help me to create recovery media...

Answer:Problem with Recovery Media Creation, showing that "Please i...

You would be far better off using flashdrive media. Creating recovery media in safe mode is not viable. You are the first person I have ever heard of that tried that. Connect the power adapter before making the recovery media.  

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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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Hello, I recently purchased a Thinkpad X301 and I have a question about the Recovery. I managed to create Recovery disks using the creator and I am just wondering whether I will be able to use these disks to recover the OS (Windows 7 Proffesional 64bit) to the factory state if I remove the Recovery Partition. I would imagine that it should be possible (the creator burnt 3 DVDs, one boot disk and two media disks, if I recall correctly) but I wasn't able to find a definitive answer to this question. The reason I want to remove the Recovery Partition is that the hard drive in this laptop is rather small (64GB SSD) and that partition is about 10GB which amounts to a significant part of the drive. I am also planning on wiping the whole hardrive altogether and installing Linux instead of Windows. Windows 7 does not provide any functionality that I need which wouldn't be included in Linux and the size of operating system with my suite of applications is several times smaller than Windows (4-5GB in Linux vs 25-30GB in Windows). It would simply allow me to have more space on the hard drive for my files. I probably won't install Windows on this particular laptop again but I still would like to be able to recover the original system in case I need it for anything in future. Thank you in advance for clarifying this for me. Matt













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Answer:Recovery Media/Partition

these discs would bring the laptop back to the shipped state (i.e. with OS and drivers installed, and recovery partition restored)... if it doesn't work within your laptop warranty periods, the support service maybe able to send you one for free. 

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Hey,

I've just created a recovery media, with 2 DVDs and I'm wondering if I can now delete the partion on the HDD called "Data" which contains a folder called "HDDRecovery".

I'm asking here cause I don't wanna do anything stupid. Thanks in advance for replying

Answer:Can I delete the second partition after creating recovery media?

Hi,

there is nothing special, just remove it as you usually do. The most important thing that you have already made recovery disks. :)

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After purchasing my new Student Version of Windows 7 Professional I was keen to do a full system format, and start fresh. I no longer had a need for the Dell Recovery Partition which contained Vista (and a decent amount of bloatware), so I removed all partitions from my disk to start with a blank 180GB HDD.

I thought to myself, if I am going to start fresh I might as well do things right and mimic Dell’s setup with a recovery partition of my own. Now to be fair, this isn’t an extremely wild idea as there are plenty of manufacturers and software companies who provide such solutions very simple and easy. Everyone knows that Norton Ghost is fantastic, and Acronis TrueImage is right there with them. Of course you can simply run-up Imagex along with WinPE and sysprep a WIM to re-image your HDD at anytime for a free solution. However, all these solutions require that you have some sort of recovery media for boot time operation, and the Imagex solution isn’t for the faint of heart. Now I do a lot of travel, and I wanted a solution that didn’t require me to look after a bootable DVD or USB stick, and because I am working with a laptop I didn’t have second disk which I could boot from via BIOS settings. My recovery solution had to be a Primary Partition on my only HDD with boot time options (in case my system is completely rooted.)

This turned out to be quite the challenge, as Windows 7 / Vista no longer support the simple easy boot.ini file t... Read more

Answer:Creating a Media-less Recovery / Installation Partition

Step 1.
Insert your Windows 7 Installation DVD and boot from it. When the first screen appears asking you for language and keyboard layout press “Shift + F10”. This will bring up a command prompt.
(See "Step1.jpg" attached.)


Step 2.
In the command prompt type ‘DISKPART’ to enter the DISKPART utility.
Type ‘list disk’ to see available hard drives.
Type ‘select disk [#]’ where the number is the disk that you want to install Windows.
Type ‘list part’ to see a list of partitions currently on the disk.

This is where we will delete all partitions that we no longer need. WARNING – You will lose all data that resides on these partitions. You may not be prompted with any “Confirm” dialogues as it is assumed if you are using DISKPART you are smart enough to know.

Type ‘delete partition [#]’ where the number is the partition you want to delete. Repeat this step until all partitions that you want to remove are gone.
(See Step2.jpg attached.)
Step 3.
We are now going to create all of the partitions that we will need on this disk. My disk consists of two Primary partitions. One is my C:\ drive where I will install Windows, and the other is my D:\ drive which I will name “Recovery”. I have decided to make my Recovery partition 50GB in size. This will accommodate the Windows 7 Install files, as well as a system image with all of my applications... Read more

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I mistakenly deleted the SYSTEM_DRV partition during dual boot installation, what do i do to get my system back. thank you

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My Dell XPS 17-L702X is no longer booting. I get Error 0xc00000e9 when I try to boot. It has been upgraded from the pre-installed Windows 7 Premium to Windows 10. When I tried the Windows 10 system reset it got as far as about 5% then abandoned itself.
I have tried downloading a new Windows 7 ISO from the official Microsoft site (www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7

Answer:Recovery partition damaged - how to obtain new Windows media?

Sounds like a bad hard drive is a strong possibility - power on,press F12 at boot into the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended (2-3 hour) diagnostic on the hard drive -- if you  encounter any drive errors, replace the drive.
It is not necessary to install WIndows 7 -- you can install Windows 10 onto the system from scratch.
If you need the install media for 10,
www.microsoft.com/.../windows10

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I have a custom built PC, and had to buy Windows 8 on disc.

When using recovery options, the option to completely wipe the PC and reinstall Windows requires my DVD in the drive.

However, my laptop that came with Windows 8 (An Asus r500a) has the option to fully wipe the machine, and start from scratch without recovery media. No prompts other than 'are you sure?'

Is there a way for me to partition my Desktop SSD so that I could do the same thing? Or is there an image I can create using some software? I don't mind the price for the convenience.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to partition Windows 8 so it can be fully recovered without recovery media?

if you want to install windows again and wipe the system completely so there is no recovery partition available then all you need to do is boot from the dvd (you may need to select boot from cd from the BIOS), delete the partition, format the drive, reinstall windows.

There are several imaging software choices. I have used Acronis True Image in the past.

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Hi all,

I have just received a new laptop, but it didn't come with a recovery partition so I am trying to create one myself.

The OS it's running is Windows 10 Home 64bit.

I have downloaded the Media Creation Tool in order to download the ISO files for the partition but the none in the selection of Windows 10s in the "Edition" drop down menu match mine.

This is the choice:

- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Home Single Language
- Windows 10 N

The selected edition when the "Use the recommended options for this PC" is ticked is "Windows 10".

None of them include "home" apart from the Single Language edition.

If my current OS is Windows 10 Home should I just select "Windows 10" from the menu?

I take it then I won't be asked to enter an activation key?

As you can probably tell I'm a newbie at this so I appreciate all your help and advice!

Mark

Answer:Creating a recovery partition using windows media creation tool

If it is a new OEM system it should have the partitions it needs. Could you attach a picture of your Disk Management window showing the partitions?

What kind of Recovery Partition are you trying to create or for what purpose are you trying to create one?

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Hi all,

I have just received a new laptop, but it didn't come with a recovery partition so I am trying to create one myself.

The OS it's running is Windows 10 Home 64bit.

I have downloaded the Media Creation Tool in order to download the ISO files for the partition but the none in the selection of Windows 10s in the "Edition" drop down menu match mine.

This is the choice:

- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Home Single Language
- Windows 10 N

The selected edition when the "Use the recommended options for this PC" is ticked is "Windows 10".

None of them include "home" apart from the Single Language edition.

If my current OS is Windows 10 Home should I just select "Windows 10" from the menu?

I take it then I won't be asked to enter an activation key?

As you can probably tell I'm a newbie at this so I appreciate all your help and advice!

Mark

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Hi, I confused! My new x200 came with xp preinstalled, and with dvds to restore vista buisness.If I use the recovery partition now (before I touched the vista dvd), what version of windows will the recovery partition install?And if I choose to use the vista dvd, what will be there (recovery partition) then? Thanks.













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Answer:x200 (74542GU) restore partition and recovery media creation

hi welcome to the forums yes once again be using xp if you use the recovery partition......if you wanna use vista install it when you want...but before doing that better make recovery cd set from the present system coz in the future if you want to get back to xp you can use xp again after you install vista the recovery partition will contain vista so better make the recovery dvd set of that as well!! 

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Hello,

I am trying to find a way to obtain recovery CDs/DVDs for a Satellite A300D-15B. It recently contracted a number of viruses and become non-functional. I did not know about the HDD recovery option and foolishly deleted the recovery partition while re-installing windows. The new installation, however, doesn't have any of the right drivers (of course), and is even the wrong version of Windows Vista, so the Product Key doesn't work (Enterprise vs Home Premium). How can I obtain new recovery media? I've tried searching the Toshiba website, but I haven't had much luck.

Thanks very much for any help!

Answer:Satellite A300D-15B - Obtaining recovery media after deleting partition

Original Toshiba recovery disc can be ordered under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
Check it out.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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,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 have an HP Envy Phoenix Desktop with Beats Audio that came with Windows 8.1 Pro and when i updated my pc with Windows 10 Anniversary. I had lost some of my software thast came with my desktop. So i order the cd recovery disk from HP and ive tried everything to get the cd's to do the recovery for Windows 8.1 Pro. But the cd's wont come up and i think it might be because i installed Windows 10 Anniversary and you can only go back to the operating system for a 10 day period. I tried rebooting my pc with the cd's in, tried pressing f11 for mannual Windows recovery and all it pulls up is Windows 10, ive tried doing it from settings under Windows 10. Can anyone help me with this problem?

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please help me. How to create USB recovery media on pen drive from hard drive recovey partition..  

Answer:recovery media not working properly CD/DVD

Rohit,Follow this:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01867124If you've created it once before, it cannot be repeated.Troubleshooting:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01612373http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01868346RegardsVisruth

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I've been trying to create a set of recovery discs for a couple of days now.  Every time I started it, the file would be on 1 CD, not the 7 CD's that I see many times on forums.  Today I googled the recovery media and found a step by step guide.  This guide included screen shots which when I saw, I realized the problem.  When I run the thinkvantage create recovery media program, I'm missing the bottom half of the dialog where it lets you do a factory CD.  My program has the top part where I can create rescue media, but not the bottom where I can do the big backup.  Instead it says "Note: DVD Ram is not supported."  What can I do?  Should I Uninstall the program and try reinstalling?  I really want to create a recovery set of DVD's.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.





Thinkpad T400 6474-R2UWindows 7 Ultimate x64









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Answer:Create Recovery Media not working

was your laptop a second hand unit??? you have to restore to factory setting using the harddrive service partition before you can create another one, or call Lenovo service and request one from them for a nominal fee.

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My recovery media creator is not working. Its showing that "No HDD recovering area"
what to do for making a HDD recovery area??

Answer:Recovery Media Creator is not working.

The message on the screenshot says: No HDD recovery area

This means that the recovery media creator software cannot find the image files which are stored on the HDD recovery partition.
Why?
There are different reasons for that…

One of the reasons could be the missing HDD recovery partition or the files (image files) have been deleted…

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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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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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Hi everyone,

after having installed windoows 8.1 april major update (win 8.1 present as OEM), and having shrinked C partition to create a data "D" partition, "Troubleshoot" option under advanced startup menu is not available anymore.

Toshiba recovery media creator is not working, too (it can't find any recovery partion on hard disc).
I didn't touch the OEM recovery partition.
I am also not able to creare a recovery unit using Windows tool.
Do you have any clue about that?

Thank you very much!

Answer:After changing HDD partitions recovery media creator is not working

Hi

Sorry to hear about all this. Unfortunately you have a big problem now. I don't understand why you didn?t create recovery media before you have started to change original factory settings, especially to change HDD partitions structure.

Notebook offered with factory settings has specific partitions structure and saved recovery image is saved on specific HDD partition and ?marked? with ?invisible markers?. These markers are visible for preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator tool and when you start it tool can find the markers and has full access to specific files.

Unfortunately after changing original partitions structure Toshiba tool cannot find these markers anymore and is not able to copy recovery files to recovery media. What you need now is original recovery disc. Using this disc you can install original recovery image and after doing this you will have ?factory settings? again.

I know it sounds stupid now but you must order this original recovery disc and it can be done on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Sir actually i am from india my brother purchased my hp envy m6 w103dx laptop in april 2016 from united states.on 27th sep. I updated my windows 10 which was given with the laptop at the time of purchasing. After that my system wifi and Ethernet drivers are not working. I went to service centre and they told my recovery media has currupted and i have no recovery cd.they are saying that they cant help because i purchased it from US. What i should do now and infact its 5 month gurentee also remaining.please reply if anyone has any solution.its urgent..

Answer:Wifi Ethernet drivers are not working Recovery media also c...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 You have to order from the US.  Please use the following instructions:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143Regards.  

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I have two HP 15 laptops for my kids. Purchased 2 1/2 years ago; hard drive went on one of them 4 months ago. I bought a new hard drive from HP and recovery media USB.  IT worked The other harddrive just went so i bought another harddrive from crucial and loaded up the USB recovery media I received from HP 4 moths ago.  Its not working it states recovery failure.    Does anyone know if I can use the USB recovery media two times or just once.  Any other thoughts are appreciate.

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Hi guys, Hoping you can help me out. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 over Windows 8, probably a bit impulsively, but Windows 8 was beginning to irritate me (though I did like it at first). In retrospect I should have tried a dual-boot configuration. Anyway, I can't turn back time -  I now need to reinstall Windows 8 via the recovery media I had to purchase from Lenovo (4 CDs). The problem is they're not working. When I try to boot from the first cd, it loads for about a second, and I'm brought back to the boot menu. I've tried changing the boot order (DVD-drive first, HDD second) but no luck. I even tried wiping clean the HDD using the Ubunu Live-CD (with GParted), in case the problem was that the recovery media couldn't make sense of the Linux ext-4 partitioning. So even with the HDD wiped clean, the recovery disks do nothing. Could it be that they only work if they detect a currently installed version of Windows? I can't think of any other possiblities, other than the disks themselves being faulty, which I think much less likely. Appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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Please help,

My wife's computer crashed, it all started with windows\system32\en file corrupt or missing. Took it in to the geek squad and diagnostics test said hard drive corrupt.
(Trying to recover the data is another problem to solve later)

To save money I ordered a new HDD (WD320GB) installed the new HDD, inserted the recovery disc and get the following message:

Pre-boot execution Environment (PXE) v2.1
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found

I can see the new HDD in the BIOS, I've changed the boot order to start with CD/DVD drive but still get the message above.

What now?
Thanks for any help that I can get.

Answer:Satellite A205-replaced HDD and recovery CD not working; media test failure

Hi

Can you boot from another disk, mate?

Normally this message appears if you can?t boot from HDD or bootable disk. In your case you have to install the OS from CD/DVD first so I think the recovery disk is maybe scratchy or the drive doesn?t work properly.

So try another disk and see what happens. :)

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

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I have been trying for a few days now to get Partition Magic 8 to partition my existing C: drive. First I was getting the "Error 983" error. Then I un-installed SP2 which was causing a gang of problems, freezing programs for a couple mins mostly. After I got it uninstalled I did a disk defrag, then a chkdsk /f. Now I have partitioned the drive using PM8 again and this time after the reboot it is telling me it is completed but once Windows XP reboots there is no new partition.

Im trying to install Suse Linux 9.0. But I really want to have 2 new partitions, one for Suse, and the other as a back up. Im not really sure how to solve this now so if any one could help I would really apprecate it.

If you could help me with this I would highly appreciate it!!!!
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 saying completed new partition but not showing up?

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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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.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



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.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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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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This what comes up when I try to open a document: 'This program is unable to run because of missing or corrupted files. Contact your computer manufacturer. How do I repair this? I'm tring to find out how to reinstall windows 8.1 Microsoft Office 2003 after trying windows 10.

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Creating recovery media and using recovery media.

You are trying to reinstall Windows 8.1 or Microsoft Office 2003?

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I recently purchased a Thinkpad T500, and I would like to create recovery CDs in case my system ever fails.  I see two options under the ThinkVantage program folder: "Create Product Recovery Media" and "Create Recovery Media."  Can anyone explain the differences between these two options?  Thanks!

Answer:Difference between "Product Recovery Media" and "Recovery Media"

Hi Daventry,Rescue Media is just like a bootable WinPE or linux LiveCD disc, once booted it's environment allows you to access internet and your drive etc. It's helpful when you suffer OS crash or virus attack, yada, yada, yada. Rescue Media option is always available whether or not you're running lenovo preload. [assuming you have installed RnR suit on clean OS].Whereas, recovery discs restore your computer to it's factory installed state. This option is only available on lenovo preload. This is the one you should be creating.The may find proceeding links helpful:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70804http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-68317Hope it helps.





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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
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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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. . .

jcgriff2

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So I'll try to give an exact account of what has happened.

85 GB of ISO files in a folder on my desktop.
I drag and drop the folder into an opened folder window. (this folder is futher in my /C)
New folder is created and a message says some files is in use and stops immediately.
Close program, delete partial folder created.
Message says files too large for recycle bin do you want to perm. delete them. Yes.
Drag and drop folder again, nothings there when I open it.
The whole process took no time at all. Never once did I see a status bar even blink on the screen. No waiting time whatsoever.

Here's the fun part.

My drive properites shows a 85 GB decrease in size and no .iso files show up in a search.
I tired one file recovery freeware program and only 8 of the iso's even showed up. All were "over written" and not recoverable. Restarted the computer. Ran it again, now no iso's show up.

I had a pretty knowledgeable programer help me through the above steps and they tried several options I can not describe, because they involved command prompt and other things I'm clueless about. Unfortunately Windows is not their hot subject, so suggestions are more than welcome.
Any ideas as to where the heck the files went? Is it worth it to try other recovery programs or will that just increase my chance of actually writing over the iso's?

Vista Home Edition
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 HD
ASUS A8N-SLI MB

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Answer:File Recovery: Files Not Showing Up In Recovery Program

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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. . .

jcgriff2

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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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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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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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Suddenly, the Acronis program I used to always use for partition copy, won't detect my USB mouse and KB. So, I'm having to do it with Partition Wizard 7. I've never used that to move a system partition, are there any issues doing it that way? The only other program I used to use for this kind of Op is paragon partition manager, which the version I have is not compatible with 8.

I don't like doing it this way, it's very slow compared to using the Acronis program, which seems to fly fast. Anyone have problems doing it like this?

Answer:Moving my Media PC partition using Partition Wizard 7

I had a few problems with this - First off, as well as taking almost 4 hours to copy 500 GB, I could not BOOT to 8! I went in to my Windows 7 and tried to use the Boot manager in Yamicsoft to set my Windows 8 drive as the default boot - But It kept telling me it could not find my system files.

I put my install disk in, and tried an automatic repair, and THAT did not find anything. So I went into Command Prompt from the Install Disk, and ran BootRec, which found my Windows 8 installation, and added it back in.

But it STILL would not start the boot sequence, it would stay on the flashing cursor. But I was able to boot to Windows 8 using Hiren's Boot CD version 13, which has the Windows XP/Vista/7 Bootloader. THAT got me into Windows 8. All versions of Hiren's after 13 have that removed for some reason, which is why I keep that older disk around.

From there, I used the Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager Boot Manager, and I was able to choose Windows 8 as the default boot drive and OS, set the 750 GB Drive as the default drive and while I was there I switched it to Legacy Mode.

My default Font had changed to Tahoma or something, so that was easy to switch back, I restored the default font settings via control panel.

When I booted to the hard drive, it booted to the legacy Boot Choice Menu, and I got right in.

So: I have a 320 GB Drive with Windows 7 on an IDE bus, and a 1 TB storage drive and my new seagate 750 GB Hybrid drive both on the Sata bus - Because of that IDE drive, the ... Read more

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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?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

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!  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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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** 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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

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