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Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Question: Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Hallo,

my satellite u400-22z came with a big fat "hdd recovery" folder on the hard drive - yes I know what it's for,
but the insufferably awful version of windows vista that came with the machine made me decide that, in a case of system fault, I will not again install that failed attempt of an operating system.
So I don't care for that recovery data.

So those ~ 11 GB of junk sitting on my drive is bugging me, I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

How can I circumvent that ?

Also, is it safe or can I make it safe, to use the seemingly hidden small partition (is this for recovery also?) I found, which is IIRC ~ 2GB or so big, for own purposes, without wrecking my current windows installation ?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

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Preferred Solution: Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

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Answer: Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Hi,

If you have made a recovery disk and don't want store hdd recovery folder on hdd, you can remove it.

> I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

You remove it as always you do to remove any files from your system.

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Hello,

I have bought a new Satellite U400 notebook with Vista Home preinstaled on it.
I went throught initial configuration and after it has been done I realised that HDD partitions do not suits my needs.

So I resised the "Vista" partition (acctually I have shrinked it) and made the "Data" partition bigger.
I did not do anything with hidden partition.

Unfortunately when I did this procedure I formated the "Data" partition.
Now when I want to make backup DVD with TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator I got the error message saying that it is not possible because I have formated the "Data" partition.

Are there any suggestion how to solve this error?
The system goes fine, the only thing is that I am not able to backup and restore OS.

Thanks Vecerka

Answer:Satellite U400 - How to get back formatted partition with HDD Recovery

This was not good buddy?. If you have deleted the recovery HDD partition, then you would be not able to restore it!!!

Now you need a new Recovery DVD!
You could order it using this Toshiba page:

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

It?s a TOSHIBA EUROPE BACKUP MEDIA ONLINE SHOP

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Hello!

I've upgraded my Windows Vista to Windows 8 via the Microsoft upgrade offer. Toshiba doesn't support the upgrade of Satellite PRO U400 to Win8, but it works so far, only a few features are missing ....

In this upgrade process the HDD Recovery folder from Vista remained on my E: partition (containing ~5GB of files dated from 2008 .....).

I HAVE (even 2 sets of) recovery DVDs for Vista.
The original HDDRecory infrastructure for Vista on the notebook had run defective already long ago for some reason.

Therefore there is no reason to keep the old HDD Recory folder on E:.
It is totally useless and I would like to delete this folder without formatting E:.
However, although I work with Administrator rights, this is strictly refused by the Windows 8 System.

Is there any idea how to get proper access rigths to delete the HDDRecory folder ?

Kind regards and thanks for help!
Gernot

Answer:Satellite Pro U400: How to delete Vista's HDD Recovery folder running Win 8

Until now I didn?t test such actions but if you have administrative rights maybe it is possible to ?delete? certain partition and without changing capacity to create new one.
Try to do this using disc management option in computer management.

Of course before you try to do this back-up all other important data saved on this partition.

Please let me know if this will work.

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Actually i would like to delete the recovery partition on my new Satellite P855 by using diskpart. Now i have to problems/uncertainty (of course i already created the recovery dvds):

1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

As I don't want to risk, that i crash my system, i hope someone knows about this!

Thank you guys

cheers
kdar

Answer:Satellite P855 and Win8 - would like to delete the recovery partition

And why you want to delete the recovery partition?
Its better to leave it as it is in cases you would like to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

> 1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

I assume one has been created by Win 8. it contains files to repair the system in cases something would be wrong? the last partition seems to be from Toshiba containing the recovery image files.

> 2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

Deleting the Toshiba partition should not (usually) affect the notebook system ability but nevertheless you should create a recovery disk BEFORE deleting anything on the HDD.
The recovery disk would allow you to go back to factory settings in cases the system would be muddled up.

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Hi,

I have a Satellite U400 (few years old), and I never created the recovery DVD.
Now I want to do it, but for some reasons, when I launch Toshiba recovery disc creator, nothing happens...
The partition with the recovery files is there, as well as the folder HDDRecovery. I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite U400 Impossible to create recovery DVD with Recovery disc creator

>I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?
No. if you didn?t change partitions structure this should not be the problem.

Question is: does Toshiba recovery disc creator start or not? If you cannot star this tool it has nothing to do with recovery files.
Can you find this file - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\TRORDCLauncher.exe ?

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I had to change my ssd, and my okr partition is gone, is there a way to recover it?, i can't get the m-gpu drivers to work, Lenovo Ideapad U400 Windows 7 HomePremium 64 bit SP1

Answer:Lenovo u400 missing one recovery partition

KlyLoh,Welcome to Lenovo Forums !Thank you for posting your inquiry.If you have changed the normal hdd to an ssd. You need to have the recovery disk and try to do a clean install using it to re-create the recovery partition on the new ssd.You can call Lenovo Premium Support - 18552713878 option 2





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I need to try and do a system recovery on my Satellite U400-146.
However i don't think it came with a disc.
Does anyone know how initiate the system recovery on this laptop?

Answer:Satellite U400-146 - How to start recovery without the recovery disk

Hi

The Recovery disk was not provided with the notebook because there was a tool called Toshiba Recovery disk Creator which allows you to create a recovery disk!
Please check if you can create a recovery disk using this tool!

If this is not possible, then you can check if the HDD recovery is available.
For more details check this HOW TO:
[How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure?|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=58]

As last option you can order a recovery disk from here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Ok so I want to recover my C partition only, and "Repair My Computer" in the boot menu doesn't work for some reason, I get an error saying unable to load windows...

I have the recovery DVD, but if I use it, it says it will restore my whole harddisk..!
Is there any method that will allow me to reset partition C only to factory settings?

PS. I still have the factory Windows running.

Thank you for reading

Answer:Satellite U400-112 - Can I recover partition C only?

Hi

Using the Toshiba recovery disk it isn?t possible to restore only partition C.
This is only possible with HDD recovery option.

The recovery disk contains an image of factory settings and that means it wipes the whole HDD and all data will be erased.
The decided advantage is if you have a virus for example it can?t destroy new installation. The virus will be erased and so you have a really clean OS!

In your case I would backup all files on external storage and after this you can put back the files on second partition.

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I have just brought a U400-124, the main hard drive is partitioned into three sections:

- Vista (C:)
- WinRE (D:)
- Data (E:)

I understand the Vista partition to be for the OS, programs and documents.
The Data partition for recovery and i don't know what the WinRE partition is for.

I wish to have more room to store documents, is there a way of shrinking the size of the Data partiton or has anyone got any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite U400-124: What WinRE partition means

WinRE is a hidden partition and it?s needed for the Vista backup files.
If something will go wrong with your Vista OS you can repair the operating system.
These files are stored on the WinRE partition.

Just one note; this partition will be created always after the Vista OS installation.

Regards

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Hi All

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-130 Notebook - PSU45E-005005EN Notebook

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T8400) 2.26 GHz, Front Side Bus Speed: 1066 MHz, 2nd Level Cache: 3MB
3072MB (2048 + 1024MB) DDR2 RAM
250GB Hard Disk Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition

What i have found is that the hard drive is partitioned into two seperate drives

1. Drive C - 117GB - Main drive - All the programs, User accounts and work/files are saved on drive C.
2. Drive E - 113GB - A folder titled HDDRecovery (size 4.42GB) nothing elese is on E drive.
3. This only totals to 230GB so where is the other 20GB?

What I want is to know/do is :

1. Why is it done in this way?
2. What is the purpose of the Drive E recovery folder and does it require the space of 113GB?

3. If I Increase the size of the C drive by say 55GB and decrease the size of E drive?
3.1 Can this be done?
3.2 What imapct will this?

4. The Drives C and E only total to 230GB so where is the other 20GB?

Can any one please help

many thanks


Vash01

Answer:Satellite Pro U400-130 - Hard Disk Partition - Help

1) The HDD is partitioned in 3 partitions and not 2! Go to disk management utility and you will see that there is one hidden partition. This hidden partition is created by Vista. It contains the necessary backup files which are needed for system repair if something will go wrong with your OS.

2) The second partition contains the HDD recovery folder? this allows you to recover the notebook without using any Recovery disks. But of course you are able to create a recovery disk and it?s strongly recommended to create a recovery disk using the preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

3.1 I think this could be possible but before you would change any partitions size I recommend creating the Recovery disk because there is a high risk that after changing the partitions size you the HDD recovery option will not work.

3.2) see point 3.1

4.) I think the other hidden partition uses this 20GB. Furthermore please note that 250GB are not really 250GB because 1GB is not 1000MB but 1024MB.
This would mean that the 250GB HDD is not 250 000 MB but 238 418 MB

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Hi all,

I usually set my laptops back to factory settings after a few months. Usually runs faster and smoother and I store my music, videos all on external harddrive etc. Now iI made a copy of the recovery cd's theres 2 but I dont know how to use them to reboot to factory settings.

Any help much appreciated.
PS: It's Windows Vista

Please help

Answer:Satellite U400-15B - How to use recovery discs?

Hi

The using of Toshiba recovery disk is very easy! If you have created the disk you have only to boot from the first one. Therefore go in the BIOS boot menu and select the CD/DVD drive where you have entered the disk before.

The computer will now try to boot from Toshiba recovery disk and installs factory settings back. Only few clicks are necessary and you have to wait some minutes where you can drink a coffee for example. ;)

The disk contains an image of factory settings and that means it wipes the whole HDD and creates the partitions again. All drivers and tools will be installed automatically and your computer is ready to use again!

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Dear sir

I have Satellite Pro U400-12y and give it to my friend to tem use it when he return the laptops he make format c: and reinstalled new windows.
I try to make the recovery as pressing f8 no respond.

How I can recover my laptops to its original state as HDD recovery still in d:
Thanks in adv

Answer:Satellite Pro U400-12y: How to use HDD recovery after new OS installation

Hi

You will be not able to restore it to the factory settings because another OS has been installed on the first partition.
Usually pressing the F8 immediately after the notebook has been powered up should enable the advanced menu on the screen. There you should choose option called ?Repair my Computer? and Toshiba recovery HDD.

But if this doesn?t work then you will be not able to use the HDD recovery.
In such case you have to order new Disk from here:

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

Bye

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pls, i want disk recovery for:
Satellite U400-10N
dod_dodym AT hotmail.com

Answer:Satellite U400-10N Need Recovery Disc

You can order one online at:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi Toshiba fans

plz i need the recovery cd for my labtop. The model is Satellite U400-10N

Quickly plz

Answer:I need Recovery Disk for Satellite U400-10N

You can order one online at:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi there,

I tried to reinstall Win Vista Home Premium to my Satellite U400-183. I used a Win OS DVD that came with my other Notebook from an other manufacture and the Key which came with my Toshiba notebook. Everything worked just fine but in certain areas of Windows still are some specific settings from the other manufacture. Now is there a possibility to get a Windows Vista DVD from Toshiba?

Another question is where I can get the AHCI drivers. There is only a exe file on the support site which i can't use while installing Windows. There have to be these .sys files but I can't find them on the Toshiba site, so I had to install Windows in compatibility mode.

THX in advance!

PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'm from Germany...

Answer:Satellite U400-183 - Need Recovery DVD and AHCI drivers

Hi!

A new recovery DVD you can get from your local ASP (authorized service provider).
Or you order a DVD from Toshiba directly:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

The AHCI drivers or lets say Intel Storage Manager you can download from the Toshiba website as you already said.
The .exe file you must extract to use it during the installation but with the recovery disk you don?t need them.
Please read the readme file in from the Storage Manager, there is an example how to extract it. Use he command line
For example: -A -A -PC:\<path>

Bye

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Hi,

Before I start a very important message: I usually don't work with pc...:-) At my work we have an IT-department for our PC's :-))

However, now I have to work privately with a PC/ notebook and I need help: I am sitting in front of a Toshiba Satellite U400-11Q with a completely newly formatted HDD and unfortunately with NO recovery CD or DVD whatsoever !!

So far I have managed to format the HDD aagain and to put a WindowsVista Home Basic (OEM Software) from my old pc onto this notebook. However, nothing works yet ( I want to get into the Internet etc.)

Therefore I now need to put on all relevant drivers as well as the original TOSHIBA drivers, right ?

How do I do this ? Which drivers to I need ? Do I need to download all relevant drivers (totally 113) one by one from the Toshiba website ?

ANY help is appreciated as I can see myself spending the whole night in front of this PC..

Thanks,
M

Answer:Re: Satellite U400-11Q with Vista has new HDD but no recovery disk

For well working notebook you need to install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities.
All of them you can find on Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

All stuff must be installed following right install order. Here it is:
Windows Vista SP1
Intel Chipset Module
Intel Robson(Intel iMSM Driver)
Intel Crestline-GM / UMA Driver
or
AMD M82XT /M86 Driver
Conexant CX20561 Audio Driver
Marvell 8040/8055 LAN Driver
Synaptics Touch Pad Driver
Conexant Modem Driver
Wireless LAN Driver
Chicony Camera Software
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
CIR Port Driver
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
Authentec AES1610 Fingerprint Utility
TOSHIBA ConfigFree
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA Speech System
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
Toshiba HDD Protection
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA TRS Driver
Broadcom V2.14.4.0
HDMI Control Manager
ProtonPack for Vista

Install all stuff following this list. If something is missing just continue with next one.

By the way: this machine runs perfectly with Win7 32bit so I strongly recommend you to use Win7 instead of Vista.

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i have Toshiba Satellite U400 121. My recovery Disk is not working may be due to the scratches i see in it. i took the Laptop to the Toshiba service Centre and i got negative support from them. They said, they cant put back the Windows Vista since recovery disk is not there and they put the Windows XP in it and handed over to me.
later i came to know that the Windows Xp is not Geninue one. :|

I still see one of Partition "D:" having HDDRecovery Folder in it.

So Can i use Recovery Disk of any Other Toshiba Laptop model's as the recovery disk of Toshiba Satellite U400 121.

Actually i tried with another model's Recovery disk, In that while booting with that disk the recovery wizard starts up, but since am not sure of it i stopped it there and did Exit.

Kindly any one of you let me know if you have valuable inputs on this.

suggestions are welcome !

Thanks in Advance.
thyagu :)

Message was edited by: thyagarajan

Answer:Re: Can I use Recovery Disk from other Satellite U400 series

Hi

I?m not sure what Satellite U400-121 series it is but you have to use the Recovery disk designed especially for this notebook series!

Other recovery disk cannot be used because the drivers and tools which have been implemented into the Toshiba image are not designed for this notebook series!

By the way; you can order the Recovery disk from here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye

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Hi all,

I have my Satellite U400, I created the recovery DVD and I used two or three times to restore my system. But now I tried but always failed during the installation, I think some of the restore files are corrupted and can't be coppied to the computer.

So, now am stuck without my orginal operating system.

Any one can advise what shall I do?

BR

Answer:Satellite U400 - Recovery disk is maybe corrupted

How the files on recovery DVD can be corrupted?
What the problem can be is DVD itself or the HDD make some problems.
Check if the DVD surface is clean and without scratches.

Can you use F8 for OS installation?
Is recovery image still on second partition?

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I have a Satellite U400-PSU44E and Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit pre-installed, and having a few problems with my computer, had decided to use the hidden partition on the hard disk drive to repair the system.
I selected "Repair Your Computer" (or something similar to that), but having done so, a message tells me that,

"The installed program cannot start. Click OK to turn off the computer."

I'm not sure why this is. Can anyone help? It would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Re: Satellite U400 - Can't start the system recovery

Sounds like the recovery Partition is faulty. You can order replacement Recovery Discs from Toshiba. Which country are you in?

Another possibility could be that the HDD has failed. in which case you would need to send the system to an ASP for repair.

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i am trying to do a full computer recovery using HDD recovery procedure, but the problem that i can not find the entry (Repair your Computer) when i press F8 after restarting the machine.

My laptop is: Toshiba Satellite U400-144
Model: PSU40E - 03P00WAR

Kindly advice what to do.

Answer:Satellite U400 - Can't find HDD recovery option

Hi

Normally you can start the HDD recovery feature if you press the F8 button to go in advanced boot menu. After this select ?repair my computer? and in next windows you can choose the HDD recovery option from Toshiba.

By the way: Which OS you have installed at the moment? HDD recovery is only possible on preinstalled OS from Toshiba!

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Help plz!

I was trying to run recovery disk using F12 key, i kept getting warning "this HDD is not initialized"-initialise HDD & restart. Are u sure u want to continue? I clicked yes -error F3e1000001(hard disk not found) - I clicked no it turned the computer off!

I tried different way by pressing 0 key as im turning the power on, since then I can no longer load window XP, it is automatically running "RAM disk image" then loading recovery tool & followed by the same warning HDD is not initialized & so on then eventually turn the laptop off by itself!

Plz help if you can! Thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - WXP doesn't start & can't run recovery either

Hi

I guess your HDD is faulty.
Is the HDD recognized in BIOS?

If not, replace the HDD and try the recovery disk again.

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Hi there,

I just bought my nw Toshiba laptop (U400-138 to be specific).
It came with Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed with option to recover it from HDD. During the installation the disk was partitioned as this:

C:/ 145GB - Windows Vista
E:/ 150 GB - Data

The E disk contains the HDD recovery folder.
The problem here is that I would like to use Linux instead of Vista and also I would like to re-partition the disk in a different way.

So here are my questions:

1.) Is it possible to move the HDD recovery folder to separate and possibly much smaller partition (6 GB or so) without doing any harm to its functionallity? I would like to keep it just in case

2.) Will I loose my warranty if I install Linux?

Thx for your answers ;)

Answer:Satellite U400-138: Can I move the Recovery folder

Hi

1) If you would change the folder or will remove the recovery folder that you will be not able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery!
Therefore it?s strongly recommended to create an own Recovery disk using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator tool.
If you create this DVD then you are on the safe side and you can change everything on the HDD. If something will go wrong you will be able to restore the OS using this disk.

2) No, you will not lose the warranty if you would install Linux

:)

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Hi,

I've failed with bios update which I had taken the bios file from toshiba's official support page. I'm sure that I had chosen the right bios file. But something is wrong and my laptop is bricked, now.

I'm trying to recover the bios with Phoenix Crisis Recovery. I've tried 2-3 variety of the Crisis Recovery.

I have old, stable bios backup, so I'm trying to recover with this old bios file. I've tried Win+B, FN+B, Win+F, FN+F, Fn+Esc, U key combination for crisis recovery.
By the way, I'm using 1GB FAT formated usb drive for this purpose. The machine beeps every time, and I'm waiting for 10 mins or more after the beeps.

I've put the bios file to usb disk with a lot of names "bios.wph", ".fd", "bios.fd". Also I've tried to use usb floppy, but the bios file is 2MB, so I couldn't do that.

I've also tried insyde recovery solution. I don't know the right file name for the recovery.
I've looked the bios file with a hex editor, but I haven't find the file name (for example bios.fd or something)

Please *don't* suggest for sending laptop to service solution. I have to fix this in *1-2 days* and the service is so far from me and they work slow. If I send to service, I won't take the laptop for 2 weeks.

What can I do, What is the working procedure? If toshiba allow us to update bios, they must support for recovering it, too. ASP is not a solution for everytime.

*Any help* will be appreciated.

Best Regards.

Answer:BIOS Recovery procedure for Satellite U400-138 PSU44E

hi,

You should visit this site:

www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=21209

There was the user, who could recover his a500 reading above mentioned forum.

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I have Format all disks in my laptop that due to delete the recovery data.

I search in database of this site about "PSU40E-02300WAR" and I didn't find it so please help me soon as possible with note that my Operating system is Windows Vista 32 bit.

Answer:I need recovery for Satellite U400-12P, Model No. PSU40E-02300WAR

Original recovery disc for your notebook you can order on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Check it out.

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Hi all,

I have a 13inch Satellite U400.
Due to problems with my Softkeys, illumination and hibernate status (any help on thos would be useful too) I want to create a recovery DVD with the Toshiba recovery disc creator.

The thing is: it starts when I have a CD-Rom in the DVD drive, but as soon as I put a DVD in (which is required) it gives me an errormessage that says something like " A different application uses this drive or no recording drives where found in the laptop. Error code 0D00E4-F0-00000000).

My DVD-drive is working properly, I can play movies and the drivers and status is ok too.
I have noticed, that the errorcode changes, but I don't know how to get the recovery disk creator going.

What can I do? Change something in the registry?
I don't know what happened to my notebook, I bought it a couple of months ago - new. I guess, resetting everything would bring my softkeys, illumination and hibernate status back.

So, if anyone nows how to work at least one of the problems out, please give me advice.

Thanks in advance,

wiglip

Answer:Satellite U400 - unable to create recovery disk - bad DVD-drive?

Hi

Did you create virtual CD/DVD drives with such special software? If yes, remove the software completely. Furthermore if you have installed burning programs you should check if they will started on Windows start up and if yes, disable the start up. Therefore go to start > run > msconfig > start up. There you can disable the start up of the burning programs (for example Nero, CD Burner XP, etc.).

And what DVDs do you use for burning? I have good experience with Verbatim DVD-R and TDK disks. These are high quality disks and you should try it too!

Last but not least you should remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This is always advisable with problems of the CD/DVD drive:
1) Run Regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit)
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3) In the right pane, delete the "UpperFilters" key, and delete the "LowerFilters" key.
4) Reboot.

According your problem with the illumination keys you should try to reinstall the Toshiba Value Added Package. This controls the illumination buttons, FN keys and other special function on your notebook. I had a similar issue with illumination buttons my Qosmio F50 and I posted something about this in the Qosmio forum that you should try it too!!!
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=165724

Good luck! :)

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I have just bought a Satellite U400, and when I try to create the Recovery Disc with Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator program, I get an error message: "Could not find HDD Recovery folder on second drive of the first hard disk. There is no valid HDD Recovery environment on this computer".

I haven't changed anything on the HDD!!! How do I create my Recovery Disc?

Answer:Satellite U400-10J - Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator fails!

I have made many experiments with fresh preinstalled Vista and this message is shown is the folder with recovery image is missing. So the fact is the folder and data are gone.

Are you really sure you didn?t do anything? Has someone else access to your notebook?

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

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

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

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I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read more

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Hello, I upgraded my notebook to Windows 10 shortly after it was offered in August 2015.  I also upgraded my main drive with a smaller SSD.  So, now that the notebook's been running OK for almost a year, I'd like to delete the recovery partition.  I only have a 256 GB SSD, so deleting that Recovery partition would give me almost 50% more space on my C drive. I tried using two different partition programs to do this-- both apps let me delete the partition (D: Recovery-- far right, top), but then neither will let me add the new space to the C drive.  There is small partition between the two, and they will let me resize that partition, but not the C partition.   I found that the HP Recovery Manager that's installed on my notebook has an option for deleting the partition, but it doesn't say where it will put the new unallocated space (but I didn't go all the way with it yet.  If I work through it the rest of the way, will it give me the option of where to put the new unallocated space?  Or will it add it to the C drive automatically?  Below is a snapshot of the drives configuration (the drive on TOP is the one in question): 

Answer:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try:     http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/combine-partitions-windows-10-free.html Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.

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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,

My graphics card has died on my U400-124 & I've been told that the motherboard needs replacing.
I've found one for a Toshiba U400-15E and was wondering if that will fit into my chassis.
It's ok if I have to reformat my hard drive & re-install windows.

Here's what it says about the one I've found.

A000060020
Toshiba U400-15E Motherboard

Compatible with A000027670 A000060020 31TE1MB01N0

I've attached an image of my model below.

Any help is really appreciated

Answer:Will motherboard for Satellite U400-15E work in Equium U400-124?

According to the image the Equium U400-124 belongs to the PSU42E series

Satellite U400-15E belongs to the PSU44E but both series are very similar and I guess that the motherboard could be compatible… the motherboard layout seems to be the same so from my point of few you should be able to install this board.

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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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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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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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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+
... Read more

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After having successfully created a set of system recovery discs which can be done only once on brand new HP Pavilion, can I delete the recovery partition to recover some space? Or is there any further use for it? And how do I find it?

Answer:Recovery Partition...should I delete?

Its a call you have to make. If you are satisfied with your recovery disks-delete the recovery partition. You will probably only recover a few Gb though.

To delete it you need to access it either through the disk manage feature or Windows recovery feature- delete the partition creating an unpartitioned space then expand your windows partition (C drive) to its max allowed size.
start>right click on "computer"> click "manage">click "continue">click on "disk Management" Click on the recovery partition's drive letter>right click "delete", then right click on active partition and click "expand"

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Tried the commands a few times still am not able to get rid of the Recovery Partition image I made by accident when creating a Recovery usb disk backup.*john

Answer:Still Cannot Delete Recovery Partition

A Recovery partition is part of Windows:
Don't try to delete it- you will lose recovery options.

If you really really want to do that, do it from a command prompt outside Windows or a partition manager boot disk, for example.

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Hi there,

New to this forum so hopefuly i can find some help. I have an emachines PC that has a hidden recovery partition that i cant seem to delete with DISKPART.exe formthe command prompt. I Want to completley wipe the whole disk and do a fresh install from CD/DISK. before someone answers and tells me that i shouldnt erase it and that its important, i dont care. ihave a full install disk that i want to use and will create a recovery disk after install. i dont want all the oem software and other stuff that came on computer. i have tried the override command and keep getting an error mesage from the virtual disk manager that says i cant erase it. what can i do? please help. i have downloaded severall partitioning software and have been unsucsesful their as well.

WIN 7
dual x64
4 gigs ram

Answer:CANNOT DELETE OEM RECOVERY PARTITION

if you are wanting to totally wipe the drive, you can use dban or killdisk. You can find both at download.com.

also you should also be able to delete the partition at diskmanagement- rightclick computer, click on manage, scroll down to disk management, then in the right column, right click the partition and delete or format.

one thing you do need to do, you may want to make backup restore disks in case (if you did not do this when you first got the computer) you want to later sell the computer.

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I had a virus on my laptop, so I gave it to a 'specialist'.

When I had it back it turned out, that it didn't work properly - another specialist said that the recovery disc was deleted - is it possible? or is it just hidden?

And if I do not have the recovery HDD any more, what should I do know?
Where can I buy ad to recovery to recover my system?

Please, help me, cause I'm a total ignoramus as far as computers are concerned...:(

helpless Kate:(

Answer:Is it possible to delete the recovery partition on HDD?

Hi, pewna.studentka.

Yes, it' s possible to delete the recovery Hdd, and very easy to do while partitioning, formatting and etc. Once I had an experience to delete it but in my hp laptop. I recommend you to do the following:

1. Contact Toshiba authorized service in your country or order https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
2 Find (buy) a copy of Windows, install it and downloaded drivers from Toshiba driver page.

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Can I delete the recovery partition on my x61? Now that I have Windows 7 installed I have no need for it and would like to use the 5gb. I have found instructions to use diskpart to delete the partition. Do I need to do anything else to ensure my machine boots into the C: partition?

Answer:X61: Can I delete the recovery partition?

Yes you can. I did it with Acronis Disk Director yesterday. All worked fine. You can also use other programs like gparted. Greets Ensonn

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When I ordered my ZBook 17 G2, I also got the Windows 7 OS DVD and the Driver DVD. Is it safe for me to delete the recovery partition, since I have those DVDs?  I don't need to create any recovery media before deleting the partition, do I?  Since I can just use those 2 DVDs I have to reinstall the OS and HP applications, right? 

Answer:Can I delete my recovery partition?

If you do have the cds for reinstalling the software , then you may go ahead and delete the recovery partition

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My PC came originally with W7, which I have upgraded to 8.1, and now 10. I would like to delete the OEM recovery partition, as I have created a W10 recovery drive on a USB stick. How do I do that?

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Hi,

I need to delete a recovery partition off my second hard drive. I've seen this link: Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life but it's for Vista and the final command "delete partition override" doesn't work in diskpart. It comes up saying "The specified command or parameters are not supported on this system"

Yes, I really do want to delete the recovery partition because it's on my secondary HDD, I still have the recovery partition on my C: so I'm really not losing anything

Cheers for the help

Answer:delete recovery partition

AOMEI partition assistant should do the job.

Its free and easy.

Free partition manager download for managing your PCs and Servers.

Is your recovery partition before or after your windows partition?

If its before and you move that partition to another location or even merge it with your windows partition, you will need to repair the boot manager as you have physically changed your windows location.

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Hi All, I did some googles on this and I am a little confused. Had an HP PC die, good riddance. But I'm pulling stuff out of the PC to reuse for another build, the hard disk is a 250GB Seagate drive which seems decent. I will be installing XP Pro on the system, not the media center that was on it previously.

My question, when I get the new PC together can I use the XP disk to boot into the typical windows menu where you install/repair or partition and wipe the recovery parition, merge it back to 1 single parition, do a clean full format and install my OS?

Hopefully that made sense, if I need to hook it up to another PC first and use kill disk or something I will, but if I can just do the above when the parts arrive and I get everything installed that would be much easier.

Answer:Delete an HP recovery partition?

A clean install on a brand new primary would be the first step once the drive was wiped entirely. Often many simply use a 3rd party drive partitioning program like Partition Magic or the free Linux tool GParted while that tends to run into problems with HP, Dell, Gateway, and other premanufacturered systems.

The XP installer itself may run into problems like that or from the drive already seeing a newer edition preinstalled on it. Then a security tool for wiping drives would be the next step for a clean install to be seen.

Most drive cleaning/data wipe tools are retail while Active KillDisk comes to mind for this being a highly recommend driver eraser. [email protected] Kill Disk. Hard Drives Eraser. Free Download.

The HDD Wipe Tool is also a free download at http://www.softspecialist.com/HDD-Wi...-Wipe-Tool.htm

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After the update to version 1511 build 10586 Windows has created a 450 Mb recovery partition on my SSD drive.

I have already deleted the created Windows_OLD folder as well as the hidden folder with update files.

Can I seamlessly and without risk also delete the recovery partition?

Thanks in advance.

Ren?

Answer:Can I delete the recovery partition?

I wouldn't.. if you do you will not be able to boot your PC.

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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition

Hi

Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53952

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.

Answer:Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.

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I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks

Answer:Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RN09


I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks


Is it an OS partition? if so the only way is to do it outside of the OS with a 3rd party app like parigon disk management

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I've created a Factory Default Backup with a USB drive with Acer Recovery Management.  I see this message which tells me I can delete the recovery partion to free up disk space after I've created the backup but it never gives me the option to do so.  I DO get the option to remove the Driver Recovery Partition after backing it up to USB but not the 10GB Recovery Partition.  It's a a HUGE deal on a system that only has a 32GB hard drive. I appreciate any help.  Thanks   

Answer:Can't delete the recovery partition on Aspire ES1-...

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt. 3. In the ?Diskpart? prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available. 4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available. 5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:Select disk 0 Finish by Enter key. 6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected. 7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:Select partition x Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off. 8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key. If diskpart gives you trouble, Boot to a Linux live cd and use the disk utility on it.

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I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

Answer:Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme


I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?


well Extreme, i've got news for u, i've got the same laptop as u and my recovery partition (D: just over 8 gigs of it) is still there!! I did a clean install using the custom option, the Vista Basic (which i'd upgraded to Vista Ultimate sp2 and activated with Activator v5 ) installation was moved to windows.old, in there i copied the program files/sminst folder to win 7 and reinstalled some drivers and apps that HP had preinstalled, use Restore7.exe and follow the options (no need to restart till u u've installed back all u want). Couldn't find a way to get the HP Games back tho.

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How to delete Recovery Manager partitoin? After reinstall successfully, it reboots always to Recovery Manager.

Bios is setup with right order of HardDrive first. Tried Boot.exe too.

Is there a command prompt to delete the Recovery Manager partition? I can't get to my desktop.

Answer:How to delete Recovery Manager partition?

Why would you want to delete your Recovery Manager partition? It doesn't sound like the reinstall was successful, if your computer continues to boot into recovery mode. Did you use a recovery disk in this process and later remove it? Try booting up in safe mode. If that doesn't work, then I suspect your recovery did not complete successfully.

Also, you may want to try booting from USB and then accessing the hard drive to see if the integrity is OK.

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Hi! I have partitioned my hard drive into a C: (where Windows is) and a D: (where my backup files are). Will the downgrade to Xp using the Recovery CD delete the D: partition and merge the partitions into one big partition? Thanks!

Answer:Will the Recovery CD delete my Backup partition?

Yes. The recovery cds will create the service partition, about 6 GB, and then install XP from there in one partition deleteing all files you have on your D: partition.  Make sure you save your D: first before starting. Hope this helps

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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

Answer:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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I would like to merge two partitions, Partition (C) and Partition (Z). The problem is that the Recovery partition (D) is in between the two partitions I want to merge and only adjacent partitions can be merged. I would like to know if I can copy & paste the (D) partition to an external drive and after the partitions are merged, re-install the (D) partition.

Answer:Can I delete the recovery partition and then re-install it

How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. This will show you how to extend any partition into any other partition's available space, even if they are not adjacent. Do not borrow from Recovery or it won't boot, if you really want a Recovery partition which reinstalls the worst install of Win7 one can have.

Do you really want the HP Factory Win7 install which is the worst install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which interfere with better versions built into Win7? Most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 in which case you can delete all partitions during the booted reinstall.

I see you already deleted the OEM Tools partition which is the only one worth keeping so you'd have bootable Diagnostics from the ESC menu. Too late now.

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Hi, i just wonder if its safe to delete 10GB Dell recovery partition? Im OK with loosing the ability to reset to factory installation. But Im worried if I may loose F12 functionality or F12-Diagnostics. I presume this is BIOS thing, but I rather asks before doing smth stupid. Thanks.

Answer:Dell Recovery Partition - Delete?

Once you've made a set of recovery media, you can delete that partition with no problem.

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Hey guys,when i got my laptop there was a Q partition on my computer named as Lenovo_Recovery and when i clicked on it, it asked me to create recovery DVD, so I did. not it gives me an option to Recover drive space, so as i have guessed it will delete the partition and merge the space to drive C, but my question is that, will it remove all the recovery data on my laptop?will the Thinkvantage button work when I press it during boot and take me to recovery options?or it won't work and i have to use the recovery DVDs?   

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I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.

Answer:Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.

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I just replaced my 250 gb hard drive in my toshiba satellite l305d with a 200 gb 7200 rpm hard drive - I also installed win 7 at the same time. The pc boots noticeably faster and also seems to run faster. The reason for the faster HD was for multimedia purposes, which I haven't gotten around to you.

I am trying to reformat the "old" (7 months old) hard drive and put it in a usb case to use for data storage and transfer and am having a problem. I am in disk management in win 7 and have found a 1.4 gb partition that is labeled recovery partition, and it won't delete. disk management won't touch it. How do I get rid of it? Is this a remnant of the toshiba install of Vista? 1.4 gb out of 250 gb is not terribly significant but I don't like the idea of having wasted HD space if there is a way to get rid of it. If it occupies the first tracks of the HD I would like to put an OS there. What can I do?

Answer:[SOLVED] 1.4 GB recovery partition that won't delete

Have you tried to format it?
Im not sure why it wouldnt delete a partition but try to format it and then delete it and see if that helps.

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Hello

I have folder called HDD Recovery aprox. 3GB on D disk (OS Windows XP SP3).
I want to delete it without cleaning partition and information on it.

Can someone give me the solution of solving this problem?

Answer:How to delete HDD Recovery folder from D partition?

Can you please explain me what is there problem for you?

You can simply delete this folder and ... good bye recovery image. After doing this you will not be able to install operating system using HDD recovery procedure (F8 ? Repair my computer).
So before you do this create recovery DVD for further installations.

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I recently did an upgrade install on Windows 10. Now I have two recovery partitions. I am not sure which one I can safely delete to free up disc space. Previous to the upgrade there was just one recovery partition called recovery about 450 Mbt. Now there are two recovery partitions. The 453 Mbt partition at the very end is described as a primary partition. The 459 Mbt partition second from the end is called the "Recovery partition". I suspect the 453 partition at the end is the older one from the previous installation I can safely delete*. Or do I need to leave them both in place to access recovery options? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Kind regards
Chris

* Using disc management software, I plan to delete the one at the end, then enlarge the one second from the end to fill the space and then reduce it to about 460 Mbt. Then I will be left with just one recovery partition.

Answer:After Upgrade Which Recovery Partition Can I delete?

Check which is registered with reagentc /info from elevated command prompt and it will tell you which it is using.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 60a76a2a-e726-10e6-9763-d4823e10b645
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


C:\Windows\system32>

Then you can delete the other. However if you find partition 5 is registered and you delete partition 4 you'll have to re-register WinRE (as partition 5 will now be partition 4).

Note you have to look at partitions using diskpart to check partition numbers as diskutility doesn't show the msr partition (if you have one).

Run reagentc /info again after deleting the partition. If it still says "Enabled" you are OK. If not you need to reregister it as described here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh825041.aspx

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I received my dell slim studio about a month ago.
I always use the vista dvd to reinstall the OS. Can i delete the dell recovery partition?
Can I just back it up on an external hard drive or on a dvd?

Thank you

Answer:can I delete dell recovery partition?

Yeah you can delete it as long as you think you wouldn't use it

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Hey,
I have bought 120gb ssd, and replaced main HDD with SSD. I then used factory dvds, which created all partitions needed.
I have tried OKR, but it wont work..now I would like to delete OKR from my ssd, because it has 20gb which could be used otherwise.
 
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I want to erase that partition and merge it with C: wich has windows files on my ssd.
Any advices?
 
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Answer:How to delete recovery partition and merge it with...

Try using the free EaseUs Partition Manager Home Edition. You can delete and merge partitions. Note you will make okr non-functional with your plan.

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HP computer with 8.1 installed.   It has a 21GB OEM partition labeled "Recovery Image" with a partition letter "D" assigned.  I have since migrated System (C) to a new SSD.    Partition D: is still on the original disk.   I have Acronis True image backup program that backs up daily.    I have used this to recover several times. My question is:   Can I delete D: Recovery Image partition with no ill effects?  Or will this farcle some proprietary HP software present in my computer? Your help is appreciated.. Springfield / IL / USA

Answer:Can I delete the HP OEM Recovery partition. Have backup pr...

Greetings, You can remove the D drive. Did you create a bootable USB or DVD factory image backup? You should do this before getting rid of the HP Recovery Partition. It is also wise you are using Acronis and have verified it works. Cheers!

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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

Answer:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!

Answer:Delete Recovery Partition? Had bad virus

  
Quote: Originally Posted by moreyos


I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!



The only way you can be sure is to format and start all over. there are nasty's now that copy themselves to every share, partition, and network connection.

If you want to be sure format and re-install

Ken

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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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tried diskpart but it refused to delete recovery partition. Anyone now another way to delete it. I don't need it.

Henry

Answer:how to delete recovery partition in windows 10 1607

MiniTool Partition Wizard should let you do it.

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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I have a Dell 11 venue Pro (7140) tablet and I upgraded to windows 10. My tablet comes with 128Gb and I found out that I have many recovery partition. I am not sure which one I can remove it using DISKPART. Below is what I seen on the Disk Management Screen. Only C drive has volume label of C. Please help.
1. 500MB healthy EFI system (100% free)
2. 40 MB Healthy OEM Partition (100% free)
3. 2.00GB Healthy Recovery partition (100% free)
4. 109.56GB Healthy Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary partition (40% free) Volume OS (C:)
5. 450 MB Healthy Recovery Partition (100% free)
6. 6.59 GB Healthy Recovery Partition (100% free)

Answer:delete unused recovery partition after upgrade

Main OS and data is 4. 1-3 help startup. 5 and 6 are likely Dell recovery and so can go. Then you can expand 4 into that space.
But before you ever delete partitions, make sure you have a backup of all your data just in case things go bad.

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Last night I wiped out my ASUS T100 tablet to clean install TH2. But there is a 7GB Recovery partition from Windows 8.1 that I can't get rid off using Diskpart.

Can someone please assist me?

Answer:Delete Protected Recovery Partition (GPT Disk)

What is Disk 2?

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I tried to delete the partition using Acronis Disk Director. It goes through the motions of rebooting and working in DOS but it doesn't delete the partition.

I tried to delete it using the Vista Disk Management tool and get the message that the partition is currently in use.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't delete Dell recovery partition

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So I recently got the Asus Vivotab 8, and it is a pretty good little tablet, except storage on these tablets are a bit.. tight to say the least. Anyway the tablet comes with an 8 GB recovery partition, and I have tried everything to get rid of it. I created
a recovery drive with the box ticked to copy the recovery drive, there was no option to delete it at the end. I tried using Disk Management, and clicking on the Healthy (Recovery Partition) only brings up help. I have tried using diskpart in cmd, but I get
the error "Delete is not allowed on the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump, or hibernation volume".
Is there any way to delete the partition so I can get more room on my Vivotab?
Thanks!

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D: recovery getting full, delete files? How?My D: drive, which is my recovery drive (HP Admin), is getting full. Discovered issue when defraging last week. How do I clean up? Or will HP notify me and delete recovery points up until last week?

Answer:HP Recovery partition getting full, need to delete files.

Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logicaldownload partition magic for windows 7

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Background:
On my Windows 7 64-bit system (prior to the upgrade), I had a 696.58 GB OS (C:) and a 2.00GB RECOVERY (D:) drive, plus a 55MB OEM partition without an assigned drive letter.
After upgrading to Windows 10 (Enterprise) 64-bit, I now have

OEM Partition [55MB], no drive letterRecovery Partition (450MB), no drive letterOS (C:) [696.14 GB]RECOVERY (D:) [2.00 GB]
The 55MB OEM Partition and the RECOVERY (D:) drive appear unchanged, although Windows 10 configured its virtual memory to use the D: drive. 

The 450MB Recovery partition appears to have been created by the Windows 10 upgrade process (from the space originally allocated to the C: drive); and the OS (C:) drive is now a bit smaller.
Question:  Can I safely delete the original D: drive?  The timestamps on the folders, etc., appear to be unchanged:
 Volume in drive D is RECOVERY
 Volume Serial Number is C4EB-85DD
 Directory of D:\
03/11/2008  11:20 AM    <DIR>          dell
11/02/2006  04:32 AM    <DIR>          Program Files
11/17/2006  09:44 AM    <DIR>          sources
03/11/2008  11:20 AM    <DIR>          Tools
11/02/2006  04:32 AM    <DIR>  ... Read more

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Hello,  I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad B5400 Laptop. Unfortunately I have performed an incomplete backup onto the partioned drive by accident. Even though it was not backed-up to completion it has reduced the free space in the drive to less than 2Mb. I went into the drive and wasn't sure which files were the recently performed back up and which were the recovery files as each has the same date modified/date created meta data. I would like to free up this space so it can work properly and also doesn't prompt me the delete files constantly from the full drive. Thanks in advance, Ian

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I am going crazy! My recovery partition has been full for over a month now! Every time I attempt to delete files, it says "Not enough memory to perform operation on disc." I have logged in under safe mode to try this and I have also tried pressing delete with shift. Can someone give me some ideas as to what I can try next? This should be very simple, but I cannot figure it out!!

Thanks,
Erin
 

Answer:Unable to delete files from recovery partition!!

Open windows explorer, right click on the partition drive letter and select properties, hit the disk cleanup button, it takes a while to calculate, then see what comes up in the list to delete.
 

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I bought a 2nd hand Lenovo Idea pad 100s netbook. It has 32gb eMMC storage. It has WIMBoot.

It came with Win10 but has the old owners profile so I want to reinstall a clean copy of windows 10 from usb that I downloaded from Microsoft.

2 questions:
1. Can I delete the recovery partition when I do this? I don't need wasted space and can always reinstall off usb in future. There is warning about doing this with EMMC drives, see below...

My concern is that the user guide has a big warning :

Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.

2. Do I need to do anything special when installing a clean copy on a WIMBoot drive?

Thanks

Answer:Clean install with WIMBoot & delete recovery partition

Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the existing EMMC and a rescue USB flash drive. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to restore it if you need to.

I would also suggest creating a folder on a USB flash drive or SD card - I call mine DriversW10. Then in an elevated "run as administrator" command prompt run:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\DriversW10

The path in red will be to the folder you create. This will save all the non-Microsoft drivers for the hardware that you might need to manually install through device manager in control panel later.

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I have a system that started life with a fresh Windows 10 64-bit preview build installed on a blank drive with only one partition. This was later upgraded (using the "not keep any data" option) to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit release. The system drive now has a "Recovery" folder in the root with permissions restricting access to it plus a "$WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER" file also in the root. When I check the partitions on my drive I find that I have two Recovery partitions and that WindowsRE is configured for the latest recovery partition as shown by the following CLI dump (important information in blue).


Code:
DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 300 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 System 100 MB 301 MB
Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 401 MB
Partition 4 Primary 930 GB 529 MB
Partition 5 Recovery 450 MB 931 GB

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...

C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Hello all!

I'm wondering to make a clean install on my Samsung Series 5 550P5C, but I hear from here to there that when I do it I will delete my Recovery Partition (which I would like to have on the disc in some radical case). Howaver I saw a thread when someone performed a clean install and didn't lost the recovery partition. Additionally I think it should not be able to remove it installing Windows on C partition, as this is another partition on the disc - than Recovery part. is. Could you give me some advise?

BTW. I was co-oping with mr. google for a long time, and didn't find anything until I'm now creating this thread. Thanks!

Answer:Does performing clean install delete recovery partition?

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

When using OEM Recovery disks, install will clean the HDD & replace all the partitions, as was on day one.

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I bought a 2nd hand Lenovo Idea pad 100s netbook. It has 32gb eMMC storage. It has WIMBoot.

It came with Win10 but has the old owners profile so I want to reinstall a clean copy of windows 10 from usb that I downloaded from Microsoft.

2 questions:
1. Can I delete the recovery partition when I do this? I don't need wasted space and can always reinstall off usb in future. There is warning about doing this with EMMC drives, see below...

My concern is that the user guide has a big warning :

Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.

2. Do I need to do anything special when installing a clean copy on a WIMBoot drive?

Thanks

Answer:Clean install with WIMBoot & delete recovery partition

Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the existing EMMC and a rescue USB flash drive. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to restore it if you need to.

I would also suggest creating a folder on a USB flash drive or SD card - I call mine DriversW10. Then in an elevated "run as administrator" command prompt run:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\DriversW10

The path in red will be to the folder you create. This will save all the non-Microsoft drivers for the hardware that you might need to manually install through device manager in control panel later.

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I've managed to make a set of recovery disks and a  backup of the system. Do I still need the Lenovo D: drive now I've done this? I'd quite like to reclaim the space if possible. How would I get rid of it and get the space into the C drive. Bit puzzled by Lenovo documentation - it says the recovery drive is hidden but I can see it , 12 gb or so D:













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Answer:Recovery partition - delete after making recover dsks

bodsham wrote:I've managed to make a set of recovery disks and a  backup of the system. Do I still need the Lenovo D: drive now I've done this? I'd quite like to reclaim the space if possible. How would I get rid of it and get the space into the C drive. Bit puzzled by Lenovo documentation - it says the recovery drive is hidden but I can see it , 12 gb or so D:I suggest that you first verify that your recovery discs actually work.  Right now, I have reason to believe that mine don't, so I'm keeping my Q drive until I'm confident. Also, it would be wise to save the folder SWTOOLS to another location. That folder has all of the Windows 7 drivers for the X220t so if you are forced to re-install windows you can get up and going with minimun hassle, as far as getting all the functions of you laptop back.

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Hi
I have bought a Lenovo G580 Notebook model name (20157)
and i made a new partition of Hard disk
and after that i can't install all drivers
so how can i recovery the default partition and Original Win7
Iam looking to download A recovery DVD
plz Help urgent becouse i am upset for 2 weeks for this action
bye bye
 
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Answer:Lenovo G580 delete partition and need full recovery

Hi mdiab and welcome to the Community,
 
When you modify the partitions, recovery doesn't work anymore.  The only way to get back the original Windows is with a set of recovery discs which have to come from Lenovo.  There's no way to download them.
 
You have to make a call to service and get a set of discs.  That's the only way to get back the original Windows.
 
Sorry about the bad news,
 
Dave

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Hello Guys,
First I have to say I'm using win10, I was trying to install win7 in my computer but When I tried to create a partition disk for Win 7 a message appeared and said that my partition will be dinamic So I decide to delete the recovery partition and also another which actually don't remember the name because I read before that It will not affect the performance and created my partition . So Now I can't boot my computer in win 10 but I install 7 in partition D . My files are in my partition C ,but I don't know how recover my files in win 10 and all my work and programs as well. Please for me this was a desaster I don't know What can I do please If someone can Help me I really appreaciate that, Thanks for your help.
By the way Here is Somethings :

Sorry I just could install in spanish (But I have three partitions one is for Win 7 recently installed, TI106... is the one which have win10 and there is other that I didn;t delete before and after I delete the other ones One appeared which is unallocated partition(These images are from win 7 )

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Hey all,

OK, I bought a Gateway GT5412 about 10 months ago now. It comes from the factory installed with Vista , a Gateway recovery partition and all the other unnecessary junk software they put on their for you. So I have been able to clean it up and remove all the junk software. But the10Gb Gateway partition that stores all of your original Vista and software junk that originally shipped with the PC is still there. I have since ordered a Vista Recovery disk from Gateway which should eliminate needing this partition. I don't need to have this partition sucking up my hard drive space.

Without having purely a Vista OS disk is it possible to delete this partition and have the hard drive space lumped onto my C drive? As I said I only have the "gateway recovery" disk, which when used to its exact directions will actually re-install that partition, plus all the junk software.

I know it is possible to just delete the partition, but then I will still have an odd ball 10Gb chunk under My Computer, it just wont have the recovery crap on it anymore. I want to add that space to my C drive (my only other drive).

How does one do this with only a recovery disk, and/or is it possible to do without re-installing windows?

Thanks
 

Answer:Want to delete Gateway Recovery Partition on Vista machine

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Hey all, I?ve been building PCs for many years but this is my first ever laptop and especially my first computer with Windows pre-installed. I noticed there is a 15Gb partition called IMAGES on the 60Gb SSD installed on my Acer Laptop, which is of the entire drive! Is there any way this can be moved to the installed 1Gb mechanical drive or deleted entirely?  I?ve already made a backup to a USB flash drive but did not get an option to delete. I suspect it may be part of a WIMBoot install, so I think deleting it will just break Windows? I actually always thought WIMBoot was for tablets and could actually be detrimental to a more powerful system. On that note, I do have a Windows 8 DVD that I used to put Windows 8.1 (obviously updates to 8.1 via windows updates).  Is there any way I can use this to reinstall a ?normal? windows on my new laptop?  Will it use the key embedded on BIOS? (I assume the key is embedded?) On a more positive note, the laptop is great, plenty powerful and very quick, so no issues there.  And I can finally use the AC in my newish AC router!













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Answer:Acer Nitro 591G - Delete recovery partition?

Thanks for the reply philetus, don't worry about this now. I've done some research and it definitely is using WIMBoot so that recovery partition isn't going (and can?t go!) anywhere lol Certainly explains why I couldn't boot after removing it but the USB back up worked first time, so all good.  I?ve actually grown to like WIMBoot in principle and I can see it going more mainstream, even on systems that don?t ?need? it.  I think it's a good, positive move by MS and I don't say that often.  Come in ?having 2 copies of windows per install? your times up!

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Hi there,

I have a Satellite C660D-17E laptop and want to format my hard drive, delete the recovery partition and recover the preinstalled Windows 7 and other software. I don't want to keep any of my own data, that's all backed up already, I just want to be sure I can safely restore the preinstalled stuff. I have a few questions I need help to clear up before I go ahead.

Am I right in thinking the dvd recovery disks I made when I first got my laptop will have all the software and drivers I need on it, the same as the recovery partition would? If I make another spare set now just to be safe will they only have the out of the box default stuff: OS, software and drivers on and none of my data?

I found [this post|http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/items/faq/71] which explains the recovery process. If I select "Erase the hard disk" (so I can erase my hdd and remove the recovery partition too) what happens after that? Will it restore the OS and software from the dvd backup disk? Will the process after this recreate a recovery partition (which I don't want)?


Added sidenote:
I actually would prefer to be able to choose which preinstalled programs get installed after I format, but I'm guessing that's probably not possible and will have to settle for installing everything and removing what I don't want after. Or is there a way?


Sorry I know that was a long post, but I want to be sure of what will happen BEFORE I go and mess things up! :) If you... Read more

Answer:Format HDD, delete recovery partition then recover with disk

Hi

I will try to offer some help. ;)
> Am I right in thinking the dvd recovery disks I made when I first got my laptop will have all the software and drivers I need on it, the same as the recovery partition would?
Yes. Recovery image saved on recovery discs contains operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools and utilities and some additional software.
> If I make another spare set now just to be safe will they only have the out of the box default stuff: OS, software and drivers on and none of my data?
Preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery creator? make recovery disc that includes recovery image only. It has nothing to do with your personal data.
> I found this post which explains the recovery process. If I select "Erase the hard disk" (so I can erase my hdd and remove the recovery partition too) what happens after that?
After that you must use created recovery discs for recovery image installation.
> Will the process after this recreate a recovery partition (which I don't want)?
When you use recovery discs for recovery image installation your notebook will have ?factory settings? that include recovery image saved on HDD. To be honest I don't understand why you don't want to have this recovery image on HDD. This allows you to make recovery installation using HDD recovery option. But of course you can delete it later to get more free space on your HDD. For recovery image installation you can always use created recovery DVD discs. ... Read more

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I have a problem with Satellite A60 while formatting I cannot delete C partition and always get this message "this partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation".

What should I do?

Answer:Unable to delete partition C on Satellite A60

Hi,

I can tell you what to do:

go to this website -> www.ubcd4win.com/downloads.htm -> download the image -> burn it to CD -> start the CD -> when the CD has started then go to a partition manager which is on that CD (a desktop will boot up which is like windows, so don?t worry...it?s a windows live cd ;) )

Then retry the recovery process. Should work.

Greets

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So I can have the extra space. How can I do this?
 

Answer:New computer, old HP hard drive as slave. Want to delete recovery partition.

You can use Disk Management to delete the partition and then create a new partition to use: http://www.tyan.com/support_download_cpu2.aspx?socketid=20
 

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I installed the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 update and now the laptop will not load.
I have a partitioned hard drive and will have to use the product restore disk.

I have a lot of photos and things on the second part of the hard drive.
I want to know if I use the restore disk will it delete the imformaton on the second hard drive or just the first?

Thank you

Answer:Equium A100-027: Does recovery disk delete data from second partition?

Hi

The Recovery disk will format the whole HDD and will also erase all the partitions created on the HDD!
This means that you will lose your pictures and all the data stored on the HDD.

Therefore you should backup the data before using the recovery disk!

Greets

PS: Its not needed to create more postings about the same theme ;)

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Answer:if delete current partition... will it make recovery disc obsolete?

if you have a recovery cd marked as operating system, i'd think it be safe to delete any partition on the hard drive.

could test the recovery cd by creating a vm and performing restore.

download vmware server to create vm.

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I have a Satellite M200.
It came with 3 partitions on the hard drive: a 1.46GB recovery partition, a 142.51 NTFS Vista partition, and a 5.07Gb hidden partition containing goodness -knows-what.

Can I safely delete the 5.07 Gb partition?

Answer:Satellite M200 - can I safely delete partition?

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/619983-solved-mystery-partition-toshiba-notebook.html

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This doesn't seem right.. I used Thinkvantage tools to make recovery discs.  Also in this tool was the option to recover the space of the recovery partition and add it to the overall C-drive space.  Unfortunately, now that I've made (and boot-tested) the recovery discs, I can't get back into the recovery disc tool to make use of the partition.  Is there any other way to run the recovery partition removal tool, or will I have to do it manually?  













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Answer:Option to delete recovery partition is lost after recover discs are made.

what os are you using in win. 7 you can do it with disk management





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