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Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

Question: Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

My daughter managed to wreck Vista on her laptop. Trouble now is, that she can't find her recovery disk, and formatted the whole c: drive. Is there any way she can get the Os from somewhere, as she still has her serial number..good job it's stuck to the bottom of the lappy.

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Preferred Solution: Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

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

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

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Answer: Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

As I see, you have no more options as :

1 Order [Recovery disk|] from Toshiba for money and wait for 2 weeks
2 Get Windows copy to install. All Toshiba drivers/utilities you can download from [Toshiba Driver Page|]
If you need assistance in driver installation order, can help you

The product key she has belongs to original recovery image you got with your notebook and it is not some ?universal key? that you can use with every OS installation.

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

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

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

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hye guys, I have lost recovery disc and all partion including the one carried windows 7 I think that's called OEM partition is also erased...I tried calling service centre but they say we need to arrange the disc and it will take 7-10 working days  is there any other option like from somewhere I can DOWNLOAD it and make it work? rather waiting long time and see my lappy bein in dust   thank u


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Answer:Deleted OEM partition + lost recovery disc ideapad z580 + system crashed completely

hi, every oem partition is unique for a specific laptop, so you cannot find any image files on the internet, even if you do, it might turn you win7 or the other person's who put the image file on internet into a pirated win7. i think you have no choice but to turn you pc to the service for oem part installation. or you can find the factory default discs to reset your computer.  sorry mate, but oem partition problems are one of the worst

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Hello - please bear in mind that I am not technically proficient, but in fairness i don't think one should be.  As the Lenovo doesn't come with a back-up or recovery disc, I obviously need to make up my own.  I thought that the OneKey recovery system would lead me through it (it says it's "easy-to-use"), but right away I'm confused:  what's the difference between "System Backup" and "System Recovery"?  I keep reading the blurb and I've read the "Help" file, but I'm not getting any closer to understanding  The System Backup seems to require 98.9 GB space, which obviously the hidden drive doesn't have.  I'd need a stack of DVD-Rs for this (I was kind of hoping two or three) or a whole new removable drive  -- does this seem right?  But, again, what am I looking for, a System Backup or a System Recovery?  On my old Acer, it used to lead you through this step by step and it was incredibly simple.  Now, it seems the only simple thing is me.  Any patient help would be much appreciated.  Thanking in advance, Adam K.

Answer:completely lost - Creating a recovery disc for IdeaPad Z580 (and OneKey Recovery)

They are similar. One difference is that if the disk is defective you cant use OKR anymore. Thus you can't do any restoration yourself. You will have to send in your unit to Lenovo to have the disk replaced and your system restored to factory default. You don't need a stack of DVD-Rs to save your backup ... System backup files can be saved in an external Hdd drive plus the creation of a Repair DVD disk for startup and restoration purposes.

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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?


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:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

I am having a hard time finding the straight answer I am looking for. Could someone help me please?

My question concerns the HP brand computer...

When you create recovery discs, are they created from the recovery partition that is there to restore to factory settings or some other hidden partition?


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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?

Answer:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...


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i have an asus 1025CE netbook.
For whatever reason, i don't have the recovery partition on it.

I do however have the recovery backup that i made when i first got it. It is stored on a USB external desktop hard drive 2.0. (toshiba 1TB).

When i boot up from it, i get to the asus recovery screen, but when i select either 'install to partition' or 'install to entire HD', it pops up with a message 'please insert external hard drive for backup'....

this makes no sense to me. anyway, i have tried different usb ports, tried attaching another external hard drive, and its made no difference, it still comes up with the same thing.

because i don't have that recovery partition, i can't go the normal route and boot straight off that on the hard drive.
Is there any way i can recreate that recovery partition, put the backup files that are currently on the USB external drive onto the partition and then try it? will that work?

Answer:No recovery partition, have recovery disc, how to install

You're best bet by far is to follow this tutorial by Gregrocker. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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yeah i was just seeing if you could make a recovery disk from the recovery partition? it wouldnt make sense to why u couldnt do it?? but how to go about it??

Answer:Could you make a Recovery Disc from Recovery Partition?

You would do that by creating an image. Then burn it to a cd.

Do you mean a XP recovery Console cd? or a whole system image?

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

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

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

If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
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Answer:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

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

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

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Answer:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with


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Hi, please can anyone help? We lost the disc, and need to recover Windows on the laptop Sattelite A100-649.


Answer:Re: Recovery disc lost - how to recover Sattelite A100-649 without a disc?

Satellite A100 is old notebook model and I think you cannot order it anymore.
What you can try is to install own WXP version. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba download page -

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I'm using Lenovo G460, running on Windows 7. Recently my computer has been running pretty slowly so I decided to do a system restore with OneKey recovery 7. I selected the default backup option. However, the backup was stuck at 18% and then a popup told me that there was an error. I couldn't start Windows from there on. I need advices desperately I would appreciate any help. Fyi, I had back up discs(3parts) too, which I tried after the disaster happened but when the system does not recognize my back up discs.  What should I do now? Any options other than bringing my laptop to a repair shop?

Answer:Recovery disc not working, default recovery in OneKey Recovery does not work too

Hi helpmeleh,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Can we first check if the disc will load,
   Here's how.
      Make sure that the First DVD is in the computer,
       Turn OFF the computer, Turn it Back on and start tapping F12 to pull up the Boot selection Menu.
       Try selecting the CD/DVD and press Enter.
        See if this will let you load the CD and load the recovery.
If it will not push either,
A recovery CD from Lenovo Support center may help but before going with that option, You might want to have the HDD checked, Because the HDD slow read .write and a Recovery from OKR that gives an error is a symptom of an HDD failure.
If the computer still loads the old OS you can download a Lenovo Storage Test
or If the computer cannot currently load an OS you might want to bring the HDD to a local Technician to have it checked.
If the HDD is proven Defective then it needs replacement,
If the HDD is still OK then you can call Lenovo technical Team and ask how to obtain Lenovo CD. Fees may apply
Solid Cruver

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I cant find my recovery disc for my hp laptop.
It keep saying performing automatic repair but just goes on and on.

Answer:lost recovery disc for hp

Have a read through the thread about it on hp forum ClickHere and there are several solutions suggested that worked for others.

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Question: Lost recovery disc

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and i can't seem to find my recovery discs. Is there any way i could get another disc.

Answer:Lost recovery disc

Contact Dell

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Question: lost recovery disc

hi lost recovery disc for vista hp 32bit can i get a back up,my computer has crashed so help needed or some way to download a copyhope some one can help

Answer:lost recovery disc

You can get a new DVD by either contacting the maker of your computer (if Vista came preinstalled) or Microsoft if you bought the DVD to install. The cost is about $25.00, if you still have your key number.

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I have a D: recovery and also created a recovery disc when I first set the PC up, Now would the recovery disc have the drivers etc from that point? And Is the D drive for conducting a recovery or can I do a reformat from there when I want to reformat?


Answer:Recovery partition and disc question

Hi Matty,

The recovery partition, or recovery installation DVD/CD, will format the hard drive and restore your computer's Vista installation back to the factory defaults like it was the first day you turned it on.

However, you will probably still need to manually update the drivers to the latest versions since then.

Hope this helps,

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Hello!I need to reinstall Windows Vista on my Dell Vostro. Somewhere along the way, I lost the recovery discs. But, there is a recovery partition on the computer. I have tried F8, F2, and CTRL+F12, none of these allowed me to access any kind of recovery options (or repair your computer). I have done a lot of reading and googling looking for a solution, but I have reached a dead end. Can anyone offer advice as to what is the easiest and most cost efficient way to get this accomplished?Thank you in advance for your help!

Answer:How to access Recovery Partition (No Disc)

Welcome to CH.On first post it is important to provide as much info as possible. Recovery partition methods vary by manufacturer.  So we need to know the make and model of you computer. Is it a laptop? Is it a Toshiba? It makes a difference.The recovery discs for Windows 7 and 8 will attempt to repair the present installation and patch over any bad places in the system. But it does not install additional material the comes for the OEM (Original Equipment Mmaker). That material, if present, is in the recovery partition.What I mean to say is that the recovery partition is not a standard module of Windows. It is an option offered by the OEM.If you have made radical changes to the computer system, the recovery partition might not be available. It is a non-standard partition. Also, extensive damage to the system may make it hard to use the recovery partition. You have to check with the OEM.Also, the version of Windows makes a difference. My remarks above apply to methods used by the OEM. Now here is some more information specific to Windows Vista. But I have not tried it and do not know if it works in all cases. author speculates that it should always work. But he did not prove it.Quote... To make matters worse I didn?t have the recovery DVDs for the laptop. Thankfully, after hours of Goggling and a lot of swearing and frustration I came across a method in an article. This method s... Read more

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I am confused by what a recovery disc/partition is. It's not an install disc ... or is it (just a OEM-modified one)? Is it a simple clone of the HD/main partition? Is it some sort of self-extracting clone?

My Vaio P isn't going to come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition. I want to create one. Do I do this using something like Clonezilla/Acronis True Image? Will the result be different from the discs that would have come with the computer if Sony/the distributor had included them?

Answer:Creating a recovery disc/partition

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

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

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

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Hi there, my son has lost recovery disc 1 for his Satellite P10.
We have got disc 2 (drivers) but not disc 1.

Where can we obtain another recovery disc 1. and what will it cost approx .

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Answer:Re: I lost recovery disc 1 for Satellite P10


Usually you could order it from the ASP in your country but I?m not quite sure if you will be able to order such disk because the P10 is an older notebook series and possibly the recovery disks are not more available for this model.

However, you should contact the ASP in your country to get a confirmation.
Maybe you are a lucky man and the CD is available.

Good luck

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have a dell dimension 3100 that is a mess i cannot uninstall programmes error message tells me that windows installer is not correctly installed i would like to wipe it back to original settings but cannot find the recovery disc contacted dell support but they just wanted to connect me to a tecnition at a cost of £25any help would be gratefullmany thankslindamay

Answer:dell recovery disc lost

Most dells have a restore section on the hard drive. Sometimes it is a hidden partition others have a dell folder. I have found this old info. Using Dell PC Restore by SymantecNOTICE: Using Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications ordrivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC Restore. Use PCRestore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.NOTE: Dell PC Restore by Symantec is not available in all countries or on all computers.Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system.PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.Any programs or files added since you received your computer?including data files?are permanentlydeleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos,music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.To use PC Restore:1 Turn on the computer.During the boot process, a blue bar with click here appears at the top of the screen.2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.IF YOU DO NOT PRESS <CTRL><F11> IN TIME, LET THE COMPUTER FINISH STARTING, AND THEN RESTART THECOMPUTER AGAIN.NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.4 On the next scree... Read more

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Last year i lost my system recovery disk and my hard drive crashed and had to replace the drive and i can't seem to find it i have gone to the microsoft website to get the download of the disk and i can't because when i enter my product key it says it is a pre-installed software i really need a recovery disk.

Answer:I lost my windows 7 recovery disc HELP!

Hi: If you live in the USA/Canada, call HP at this number and order a set of recovery disks. Have the serial number of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. A set should cost around $10 delivered via first class mail. 1-800-334-5144  

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i have a 3-part newb question for you all cause i have no hands-on help & the opinions on the internet are conflicted & confusing.. plz bear with me:

im buying an Asus laptop, and from dozens of reviews ive read about Asus laptops im assuming it will come with a partitioned HD..
in the aforementioned reviews, all of the owners said that they had 'un-partitioned' the HD first thing, and the most persistent quote was: "Partitioning can waste space and even decrease your hard drive's performance. So why would you ever bother?"

also, the particular Asus im buying apparently has no Recovery disk.. it rcvd 5/5 in reviews, but the reviewers added a comment that they had to burn DVDs as recovery disks when the pc arrived.. so, it seems i will need to burn a recovery disk(s) of the OS [which ive never had to do & kno nothing about].

last thing is that along with 'normal' use, i will be doing lots of medium-core gaming, so my questions are:

1. shld i 'un-partition' my new laptop?
2. and, if so, do i burn a Recovery disk before or after i do this?
3. and lastly, is making a Recovery disk something a newb can do easily?

im sorry for my ignorance.. i cant believe how dumb i sound.. i wish i had a 4th grader here to help me

Thanx for your time!

heres a link to the new Asus:

Answer:3 newb questions re partition & recovery disc

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I would like to create recovery disc from hidden partition. Is it possible to leave unnecessary software or I have to burn the whole partition? Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T61 Hidden partition and creating recovery disc

I would like to have the minimum number of DVDs. Can I use 1XDVD DL instead 2xDVD for Vista?

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I have somehow managed to misplace my recovery disc.
Does anyone here know how or where i could get a new one, i could even download the needed software and burn the dvd myself if that would be needed.
I just really need to clean up my pc.
Hope someone can help out :)

+Best regards Johan.+

Answer:Satellite A100-756 - Lost my recovery disc and need a new one

You should contact an ASP. They can order a new recovery disk for you. => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider

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I lost my system recovery disc. I also lost all of my games that came with cell, solitaire, paint..etc. I just want those back. Can I run a system recovery program on windows without a disc?

AMD Sempron 2800+ 1.6GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition sp3

Answer:I lost my Windows XP sp3 system recovery disc.

You could possibly do System Restore to a point before they disappeared . Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore . With so little info I wouldnt be too optimistic about having any success .

I'm intrigued - how did you lose the games ? I think the answer to that will go a long way to getting your computer back to how it should be .

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I have lost my recovery disc for my packard bell pc. It doesn't want to boot up at all. What can i do?

Answer:I Lost recovery disc for my Packard Bell PC

... turn it on and hold-in the <F11> <key> @ bootup.... it should evoke the recovery.... or tap <F8> <key> @ bootup and select boot device, select "harddrive" [press enter]... keep tapping <F8> you should see another menu select the "repair" option ... next another menu select "packardbell recovery" at the bottom ... next alter the "username" dropdown to suit and enter the windows (if exist) password which should start the packardbell recovery..... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties

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Lost password. Can't get f11 to work. Don't have a recovery disc. Only user. What can I do?

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I lost my HP recovery paritition, but I have the recovery.wim file, backed up on a network share. How would I put the recovery image back on to the HDD, and reimage it to my laptop?

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Hey there I've a huge problem.I just wanted to setup win 64bit on my w500 instead of my 32bit system.So I used the Lenovo Recovery discs to start and play the 64bit on.Now Win is installed, but I lost a partition that i had before. And there were all my files saved.Is it possible to recover the partition and why is it gone? Pls help!  

Answer:After Recovery, Partition lost

uhoh!Boot with "Ultimate Boot CD" and take a peek.  (You can google for it). Sorry, I have no other advice I can think of.Rick

RickW500 4058-CTO WinXP

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Hi all, New to the forum *Waves* I've recently formatted my hard drive and noticed i did a full wipe like a boss. i've had a few issues and went to recovery and nothing was there! After looking into it some more i noticed i formatted my HOLE hard drive. Is there anyone to get my windows 8 partition back? or request a copy of it somewhere? since the my Lenovo Z500 IdeaPad notebook doesn't come with a product key im not sure were to start. Any and all help would be appreciated.  

Answer:Lost Recovery Partition

hi Adikt2,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I suggest you call Lenovo Technical Support in your location about how to obtain a copy of the recovery discs. (fees may apply).

Country or RegionProductLanguageTelephone numberHours of operation

United Kingdom
THINK-branded products
08705-500-900(Standard warranty support)
9 AM - 6 PM Monday - Friday
IDEA-branded andB, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
0844-249-1112 (5 pm from BT landlines)
9AM - 6PM Monday - Friday

Solid Cruver

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I have a U430Touch, from which I accidentally overwrote the recovery and Windows 8.1 partitions.  Using recovery software, I have successfully been able to recover both the Windows 8.1 partition and the recovery partition (and backed up to external drive). Now my problem is I cannot boot into the recovery partition or the Windows partition.  I can only boot into a LiveUSB. Any ideas on getting either of these partitions to boot? 

Answer:Lost Recovery Partition

I've realized I also recovered LRS_ESP, the Lenovo Recover EFI system partition.  This was not recognized by the UEFI firmware, basically when I hit the "Novo" button and went to recover, it would just load the default boot loader.  This was because the GUID on the LRS_ESP partition was wrong. After correcting the GUID (per, at the bottom), the System Recovery option now attempts to boot into the recovery system but fails.  I get a blue Windows screen with a face and error code 0x000021a.  It is my understanding that this error is due to issues regarding the boot process for Windows, so it is perhaps related to the locations of the recovery files. Will keep updated in case this is useful for anyone.

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My notebook came with a partitioned hard disk, drives C and D.

After formatting my hard disc using the product recovery disc that came with my computer, I did not get any option to partition the HDD, only to allot the 1. 46 gb for some recommended backup, and the rest became drive C.
Drive D disappeared. Now when I put ant flash drive into my notebook, it reads as drive D.
Can you please help, I need to have my hard disc partitioned into drives C and D, and the flash memory can be any subsequent letter.

Answer:Partition on HDD disappeared after formatting using product recovery disc

Hello Richard

Is it so complicated to tell us which notebook model you have exactly?
Anyway, when you use Toshiba recovery you cannot loose partition. after using recovery media you will have ?factory settings? and the HDD structure will be the same as on first day.
Something like this is definitely not possible.

>I did not get any option to partition the HDD
This option doesn?t exist. On some older notebook models there is just one option available ? to set first partition capacity.
After first start you can go to HDD management and ?activate? second partition. That?s all!

Please tell me which notebook model do you have then I can tell you more about partitions.

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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

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My laptop is a Equium M50-164
I have lost my recovery disk and now my computer is running slow and there's different error's popping up all the time.

As I?m not that clever with computer's I would like to do a system recovery and start again can anybody help?


Answer:Slow Equium M50-164 but lost system recovery disc

You?ve got tow possibilities:
Either you will take a original Microsoft Windows CD and would reinstall the OS. Then you could install the Toshiba drivers which you could download from the Toshiba European driver website or you will order the Toshiba Recovery CD from the local ASP (authorized service partner)

It?s your choice now

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Hello. This is my first time in this forum.

But to get to the main point, I have lost but recovered the Toshiba Recovery Disc file to a temporary location on the c: drive.

But it still doesn't seem to be working.

Here is some information on my laptop:

Toshiba L300-1BV

Intel® Celeron Processor 1.66Ghz

2GB Memory

Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics Card

So except from using the f8 button and selecting repair your computer and then selecting Toshiba HDD recovery Utility, is there any other button that can restore my computer to its origional factory state?



Answer:Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator Lost! Any other way i can restore?

Have you tried...looking at the documenation (owner's manual) for your system?

Or the Toshiba website?


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I have purchased a new latop (toshiba satellite) windows 8 original pre-installed,
however, I wanted to repartition my hard disk and without paying attention I have deleted the recovery partition, as a result, the laptop could not boot.

So I asked a professional if he could get my laptop to its original factory condition as it was when I bought it (with windows 8 original pre-installed ...) in order to sell it later, and he told me that's impossible since I don't have the recovery disc ,and the only way to get it work is by installing windows 7.

I've poor knowledge in computer staff that's why I had not make a copy of a recovery disc.

Now, as I'm planning to sell my laptop, I'm wondering if there's a possible way to sell me the recovery disc that allow me to backup my laptop to its factory condition (with original windows 8 pre-installed and pre-loaded software of course), and the estimated total cost that I will pay.

*My laptop information is:

I have also: product code, serial number, LAN MAC, WLAN MAC
Eather way, thank you for your support... looking forward to hear from you soon


Answer:Lost Windows 8 Recovery disc for Satellite C855-1v9


You can order original recovery image on
Using this disc you can install original recovery image and your notebook will have factory settings again.

If you have more questions please feel free to ask.

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.

Answer:HDD Data Recovery from lost partition

After 2 installations, you are wasting your time trying to recover anything. It is all gone. Hopefully, you had everything backed up, right?

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I accidently deleted windows bootloader file. I Don't know how this happened but tried to recover my windows by DVD and its works But Now the problem is only Drive C is visible. Is there any way to recover other drives which are not visible now.??
I m attaching some Screenshots with this post..please help me..thanks

Answer:Lost my HDD partition after windows recovery.

Try downloading and installing Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition (free) along with the ISO for standalone bootable CD and burn it to CD.

Then boot to the CD and use its "partition recovery wizard" to see what it makes of your hard drive. If the original partitions can be discovered and recovered, let it do it.

In the future, taking regular periodic "system image" backups to say an external USB 3.0 drive with Macrium Reflect (free) for at least your "boot drives" (i.e. "system reserved" where Boot Manager lives, and C where Windows lives) is the minimum backup protection you should be running.

f course you should also be backing up your irreplaceable data on C and other partitions regularly, so as not to be exposed to ANY type of unexpected disaster.

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hi,guys. I got a problem now, I install a free software a week ago, then when login the windows, always had a babylon 9 advertisement pop up at the right coner of the screen, so i use the anti -malware to remove it ,unfortunately it didn't workeven worse I lost the total data of q recovery  partition, my questions are how to remove the disturbing ad.  and how to back up the system.   thanks    

Answer:Lost data from recovery partition

First, some info:What anti-malware program are you using?Also, did you create restore disks when you first used the system?What free software did you download and install (the name of the program that keeps creating the ad)?I'm assuming that 'Q:' just doesn't show up in 'Computer', correct?Can you tell me what happens when you go into Start>Search for 'Computer Management'>Storage>Disk Management? Do you see 3 blue boxes in total, and is one of them labeled 'Lenovo Recovery'?Finally, what version of Windows are you using, and on what kind of Thinkpad?

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hi guys i use a lenovo 3000h series desktop and i have lost the rescue and recover partition due to an incorrect partitioning during suse linux installation i see that rescue and recovery software is available as download for lenovo j series 3000 desktops i wonder if i could download and use it pls help me people!!!!

Answer:lost my rescue and recovery partition

Rescue and Recovery is not supported with the Lenovo 3000 H Series products. The 3000 H Series systems came with a program called One Touch Recovery. One Touch Recovery is not available for download, but if you may be able to get assistance from the Lenovo Support Center.List of support phone numbers for Lenovo 3000 J Series desktops:

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hi All i am having a problem, my hdd just faild and is not working any more so i checked and cant be repaired, i want now to use my Second HDD to Recover Visata , but i never did make a copy of recovery dvd because i thought that Recovery disk that was showing is se[erate from C, any body have any ideal how can i download this 2 DVD or is posible to download on USB and recoverd from there,I have checked my Box ther is only one page cd printed and is explaining that you can create recovery DVD or you can use Partition Recovery HP to recovery your Llap top but now is to late.
please help or if you have link i will download

Answer:Lost recovery Partition DV9000

If you can't get into the Recovery Partition, HP offers a replacement. With the partition it takes about a half hour to restore the OEM to its original condition. If you have to order the replacement, count on eight hours plus all the restoring of backup and program replacement times.

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Hi guys!I have a T61. I bought it a year before without recovery cds .when I wanted to restore orginal factory from recovery hidden partition but failed. there was a problem "couldn't find convert.cmd. I looked for solution on many forums, they said the problem caused by bad files accessing. But i till could access files on the hidden partition by using some softwares. i made a rescue media cd and try with this way. the result, my hard drive formatted and the hidden partition gone.Please show me what i should have done?thanks!

Answer:T61 recovery hidden partition lost

Xin Chao  I live in Hoi An, Quang Nam and use a T61.Where do you live now? Is your problem fixed now?

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I had two partitions at my HD (Satellite L30-114).

I used the Toshiba recovery Cd to restore windows at my laptop. The CD did not offered me any Full or Expert modes as written here It just recovered without any input from my side!

After recovery, Windows does not see my second partition. I used disk management utility and it says there are 17 GB of unassigned disk space (this is my second Partition!).

Can and how can I restore it?

Tx a lot!

Answer:Partition lost after recovery - Satellite L30


It seems that the L30 was delivered with a new version of recovery cd.
I think the Recovery procedure is a little bit different as the old one with the 2 different recovery modes (standard and expert)

I know a little bit about the new recovery procedure because a friend of mine bought a new Satellite with this recovery CD. He asked me for the notebook installation and we have checked it.

It seems that you have to press the ?Setting? button after choosing the language.
If you don?t use the ?setting? button for the configuration so the recovery procedure will delete and erase everything on the HDD. I think you didn?t configure the settings and therefore all partitions were deleted.

Unfortunately I think there is no much to do. You partition was deleted and it?s not possible to bring back the lost data.

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Through my own fault I lost the trcovery partition and thus my Windows & which came with my E325. Is there a way of getting it?

Answer:Lost recovery partition and thus windows 7

Hi Praguer,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Windows recovery on ThinkPad E325.
Please try to perform the recovery from think vantage button in the system and follow onscreen instruction, if the think vantage button is not working then you have to purchase the recovery media.
However if it works then you can proceed with Think Vantage rescue and recovery.
Please click here to enter the link where you can get the steps for think vantage.
Hope this helps.
Best regards.

Hemanth Kumar

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I recently had problems with my MESH PC which resulted in the System restore being corrupted midway through a restore. Ended up doing a reinstall of XP from the recovery disc provided but since then I don not get the message "Press F10 fo Recovery" on boot. I can see a 2.44GB partition in system information as well as the primary partition.Anyone have any clues in getting the Recovery option back for future use.

Answer:"Lost" recovery Partition on a MESH PC

Have you got a clean install of XP now? If so, run windows update and ensure you have all necessary updates then get something like Drive Image or Ghost and you can create your own recovery partition.

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Hi there,While trying to put Windows 8.1 Pro on my Yoga 2 Pro, it would seem that I managed to ruin the parititons and so have lost my recovery partiton. Of course, now I can't recover the Lenovo drivers or software that came preinstalled, and it seems not all of it is available for download separately from the Lenovo website. I've tried calling support in AU who has advised me that there is no recovery media available for the Yoga 2 Pro....Despite showing online at - who do not ship to Australia. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:Lost Recovery Partition on Yoga 2 Pro

Dear BeauGiles
Welcome in Lenovo community
You can fill in your details to order a recovery CD, also you can contact the Lenovo authorized service center to get the recovery installed on your machine .
Also be informed that we can support you in any missing driver or software that is missing from you machine .
Let me know

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Hello, i have a problem with my HP 8460p Notebook. I accidentally deleted the Recovery Partition when i installed Windows 7 on the system. I tried a Recovery CD from my Workplace but that not worked the way i wanted. In the System Information Windows on the System Properties there should be the Name of the Laptop displayed. From what i unterstand therefore i need the Recovery Partition Backup. Is there a Way to download it? Does it maybe only help when i buy a HP Care Pack and send the Notebook to HP?  Thanks, Best Regards David

Answer:8460p Recovery Partition lost

@dave135 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Sorry, but HP does not provide downloads for the Recovery Media; instead, you have to order a set of disks or a USB stick from them. I'm not in a position to answer your questions about the Care Packs -- and for those, you really need to contact HP Customer Support directly.  You can also order the Recovery Media from them. If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836---------------------------------------However, HP Customer Support is generally not available on the weekends, so you might have to wait until Monday to contact them.---------------------------------------Good Luck

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.

Answer:Data Recovery from lost Partition

Do not double-post.

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This question has been asked before, but the answer is as follows:

On this forum you can use ?Advanced search ? option to find some solutions if someone wrote about it before.

Anyway check this please

I checked this and it gives an answer how to create a partition but not how to reinstall xp in the c drive from the recovery disk.

There is the choice to go to expert, but once there I have no idea what to do. Lots of potential settings, but nothing to say how to reinstall xp without wiping out all the other drives.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Satellite 2450: How to reinstall WXP on existing partition from recovery disc?

Hi tw,

normally the described Expert mode manual from Quad at your link is the right one!

I did that procedure a few times and it worked perfectly!

Try it again I'm sure it will work

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

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

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

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Have Satellite L350, computer been working great until I decided to back up Toshiba Recovery System on DVD Discs. Screen kept going white, protection off and could not get back my desk top icons...nothing... could not even shut down computer.
So..after taking myself offline, I did a complete start up which worked. Went back online and found my McAfee had disabled itself, was not protected...reinstalled it...all seems well for now.

BUT! the ? is 'What went wrong' ? Been reading the users manual...worried that I shouldn't have been online to copy backups?

Answer:Satellite L350 Lost DeskTop When Made Recovery Disc's

>...I decided to back up Toshiba Recovery System on DVD Discs
Can you please tell me how you have done this?

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G'day alll,

Been out of the game for a while, got a Toshiba Satellite P850
I thought id set it back to factory default so hit zero key.

Came up with option wipe hdd, Toshiba recovery wizard.

I thought great it will wiped the hdd then let me use the hidden partition to reinstall the fresh copy of windows8 that came with it.

Now I get on boot up
Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pre any key.

Im gob smacked that its own Toshiba recovery wizard would wipe it own recovery partiton ....

so now have no recovery partiton as im aware as holding the zero key down keeps coming up with the above..

think i made a big boboo.

Looking for best way & eaiest way to solve this?
cheers macka.

Ive tried using my hiren & bootcd but wont even pick them up after chaning boot order in bios to cd drive first etc.

just keeps going back to
Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pre any key.

any help will be appreciated.
cheers again Macka. Am i missing something???

Answer:Lost recovery partition on Satellite P850

Your biggest mistake was that you didn?t create recovery media using preinstalled recovery media creator tool. With this recovery media (DVD or USB stick) you will be able now to install original recovery image. It is also described in user?s manuals document. Such back-up is very important.

Problem is that you cannot force your notebook to have access or install recovery image, if it is still saved on HDD. Now you can either install own OS version using Microsoft installation disc or order original Toshiba recovery disc for recovery image installation.

I don't know where do you live but if you have European notebook model you can order it on

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Completely my my fault, but I have deleted the hidden recovery partion on Ideapad S10e
Product Name: 4068RFG
Bios Version: 14CN66WW
Lenovo SN: 11Sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Just wondering if there is a USB key executable which it can boot off to restore available from Lenovo
Recovery CD does not work without this partition.
Many Thanks
Moderator Note; s/n edited for members own protection

Answer:Linux Recovery Partition on s10e lost

Hi and welcome...
the linux version (suse) comes with CD ... that installs Linux complete as i know...there is no recovery partition for linux ...
If you want Linux back ...i prefer other distris instead of old SLED...
Download on other computer one of these : Opensuse ...Mint 8 Ubuntu 8.04 (dont prefer9xx buggy) ...
and prepare on a bootable USB-Stick  ...
sincerely KalvinKlein

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I have satellite A300 with pre loaded Vista home premium OS, due to some reason I had to format the entire disk and I lost my OS recovery partition.

Can any one help me in getting my os partition?
I had checked with the service centers they said I can use the OS recovery partition of similar model.

So I request everyone if anyone can provide me the OS partition, I would be thankful to them.

Please contact me at [email protected]


Answer:Satellite A300 - I lost the recovery partition


I think you did understand something wrong.
On the Toshiba notebooks there is no recovery partition, they have a HDDrecovery folder that contains the factory settings.
I recovery partition that you mean is a Window Vista feature, not a Toshiba.
Here is a useful link to this:

The HDD recovery folder is stored on the second partition of the notebook. You can use the HDD recovery function if you go in the advanced boot menu, choose ?Repair my computer? and select the Toshiba HDD recovery function.
But I think this is too late now?

Did you burn the Toshiba recovery disk? Normally you can burn the factory image that is stored in the HDD recovery folder on a DVD by using the Toshiba recovery disk creator. Therefore you get always a remember message or popup that you have to do this.

If you didn?t do this and you want the Toshiba recovery disk you must order a new one. You can do this here:

I hope I could help you. Do you have more questions?


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Long story short, whilst formatting an SD card in a USB slot my PC BSOD after 30 seconds and would not boot after restart, PC was running Win10ProX64 and the primary drive is a Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD.

I have tried recovering machine with the drive in situ as primary but I am unable to run startup repair/system restore/reset pc or any other option from a win10 usb installer, so I gave up on that and installed my working (tested on another machine) Macruim boot USB that also fails to load so I booted to command prompt and had a quick look through diskpart, originally the disk had one partition consuming the entire drive and im assuming it will have had the 450MB partition created by win 10 installer

At this point I removed the drive and attached to another machine running Win7
Disk management looks like this

Mini tool partition wizard looks like this

and Get Data Back looks like this

Have skimmed through folder structures and all looks intact, my original intention was to recover a few files and format but I am now wondering if it is possible to recover the drive as a whole but am not sure of the best way forwards, any advice gratefully received.

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I purchased a new Motherboard to upgrade my computer and new SSD drive. I installed Windows 7 again on my new SSD. I had a 3TB Seagate Drive that had 3 partitions. One partition had Windows 7 and system files. The other two had data. Now, one of my data partitions shows as Unallocated. The old Windows 7 partition is totally accessible as well as one data partition. I need to recover the data on the drive from the unallocated partition. I've tried Seatools and EaseUs partition tool. I'm going to try DiscInternals next.

Does anyone have suggestions on recovering a partition that is now unallocated? I imagine the data is still there but the partition isn't being recognized by Windows 7.


Answer:Lost Partition - Now Unallocated - Data Recovery

Try a simple partition undelete using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If that doesn't work try data recovery software.

Your data should always be backed up externally or to the cloud, using a modern method like Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, this is my first post so any help will be greatly appreciated.

I have started using windows 8 now as my work PC and wanted to make a recovery drive, just in case.
I have a 128GB SSD (for the Win8 OS) and a 2TB HD for all my work files, videos, photos, music and so on.

I wanted to make a recovery drive so I went to Disk Management and created a small 32GB partition.

Then went onto Create a Recovery Drive. It did say that the drive would be cleared, but I presumed that it just meant that partition.

I now have 1.9TB of unallocated space (that im hoping my files are still on) but im worried anything i try might wipe it for good.

The main reason I think that the files are still there is that the 'formatting' took less than 5 seconds.

Thanks in advance!!!

Answer:Solved: Tried Recovery using Partition - Lost all files?

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I wanted to Format My computer.
I Restart My computer then Pressed on 0, and then choose the system configuration then Formate hard disk.

when I Restart My computer then Pressed on 0 Again , It Did not work

I did "nt find find operating system!

How do I recover operating system?


Answer:I lost recovery partition on Satellite C50-B863

Hi imksa

You have a problem now. Obviously you have formatted whole HDD and also deleted saved recovery image on recovery partition. This can be done if you have already created recovery media (USB or DVD).

I presume you don't have such recovery media, right?

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Hi Guys can I ask for a little help please
My Dell Vostro laptop was running Windows 7 (64 bit) professional but a few months ago I made a backup of the windows partition with True Image Plus 2013 as a back-up, I then upgraded to windows 8 all was working ok for a while but I decided Windows 8 was not for me and decided to use the true image backup I had made of windows 7.
I booted my computer with the true image boot cd and selected the relevant backup image file, all was ok until One second from completion and then true image said the restore had failed.
I then tried to boot my computer but the MBR was missing I then tried to use a Windows 7 system dvd to repair the MBR but it would not work.
I then found out that when the restore failed it had destroyed my windows partition and my factory recovery partition, and a partition I had my data stored on, so now I am unable to restore my computer with the factory restore option.
Fortunately I had made some rescue dvd and I have my computer working again but I would like the recovery partition back working if I can
I you look at the disk management screen shot I have attached you can see that I have a partition with a size 750.0 MB and 750MB free.
But now I am using Macrium to make my backups and when I run a back-up it reports that a partition is called Recovery and it is 750.0 MB with 212.0MB used and 537.0 MD free please see second screenshot
Can anyone tell me what?s going on and can I get the recovery partition to work again... Read more

Answer:Lost Dell factory recovery partition

The 750mb partition contains the files needed to boot windows. It is quite large because there may some oem tools on there as well.

You don't have an actual recovery partition containing the files needed to reinstall.

You can make one easily enough. It doesn't need to be a separate partition , you could use your data partition for that and still keep all your stuff on there.

I would use the latest installation media for that.

You can get it from here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links -

Or you could use what is on your recovery discs if you really want.

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Thanks to a recovery software I have saved the "HDD RECOVERY" folder an all the other files that were in D:(the damaged partition) into another folder in C:

Now how can I burn a recovery cd/dvd starting by this folder ?

I've the Satellite A300-21w that came with a 320 GB HD splitted in 2 partitions: C: & D an Vista Home premium:
The D: partition containing the "HDD RECOVERY" folder was accidentally damaged by me and now the system only view the C: partition !
I've tried to run the Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator but it shows the message: can't find the "hdd recovery" folder.
How can I reboot my laptop?

Message was edited by: melauf00

Answer:Satellite A300 - Recovery partition is lost

Thanks to a recovery file software now I' ve copied the "HDD REcovery" directory with all the other hidden files in D: in a folder in C: I can burn a recovery cd/dvd with that folder ???

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Hi. Few days ago i've got problem with my hard disc (it crashed ), so i've changed it for another. There were some problems with installation new windows xp, but already done, but ... how can I restore hidden partition with all stuff, without recovery cd's, or where can i get this cd's? Thank you for advice.

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My DELL 8300 has a damaged hard drive that must be replaced. Problem is that the recovery data is on a partition on the dead drive. This 8300 came with no recovery or OS discs when it was new. DELL Support says they cannot give or even sell me an OS or recovery disk because the machine is now out of warranty. Is there any way I could use a DELL OEM OS XP disk that belongs to one of my other DELLs on my 8300 after I install the new hard drive? I realize some of the drivers will be wrong, but I can handle doggin down the right ones.

Answer:Replace lost recovery partition on dead HDD

yes u can use DELL OEM OS XP disc. The disc will work on many systems (hp, acer etc.) the wrong drivers will not be installed.

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Need to run recovery procedure but lost the partition on the HD. Since the product key is stored in BIOS/UEFI i wonder if i can use the iso provided by Microsoft 8.1 + drivers posted on Toshiba site.
Is this possible or must i purchase the recovery disks from Toshiba?
The OS mentioned there is Win 8 RTM 64-bit

Answer:Recovery partition lost on Satellite C870D

Yes you can use iso file and drivers offered on Toshiba download page but you cannot use product key for activation. As far as i know this key belongs to original recovery image that you got with your machine.

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ~ Summary: My GOAL is to remove EVERYTHING that is presently on my IBM-refurbished T61 (i.e. all the visible Drives, any hidden partition including the Recovery Partition, malware and rootkits) and to re-install EVERYTHING that was on the computer when I bought it (including all the Drivers/Utilities, and the Recovery Partition).  ~ My Questions are itemized at the end of the post. ~ I have written this post according to the principle "Too much information can be ignored, and is better than too little".  Thank-you. I bought my T61 from the "IBM Refurbished PC" program in February of 2011. I suspect that its software differed from that of a brand new Lenovo T61 in a couple of minor ways. I recently bought the set of XP Pro operating system installation discs for my IBM-refurbished T61. Lenovo Tech Support supplied the Case# and FRU#. IBM Parts Dept sold me the item. I planned to do a "Clean Installation", which I believe means that one completely wipes EVERYTHING from the hard disk before using the installation discs.I planned to wipe with DBAN (a Sourceforge Project software: {}) until I read in its FAQ that it does NOT wipe the "Host Protected Area".Further readings seem to indicate that this is the same as Lenovo's Recovery Partition (or is where the Recovery Partition is placed).I understand that the Recovery Partition is the part of the hard disk where Lenovo has put a replacement O.S., so to speak, and that one ... Read more

Answer:T61: Fate of original Recovery Partition when reinstall with Lenovo(IBM) installation disc set ?

I do not have my T61p with me right now to check this, but there may be an option in the T61's BIOS to reserve space for what's called the Predesktop Area.  If so, try setting it "Disabled" and any space that was reserved will now be reclaimable, and you will be able to wipe it using DBAN.
Aryeh Goretsky

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 If I have two M series Thinkcentres having compatible machine types. Can I use a set of restore discs from the first Thinkcentre to factory install Windows XP onto a second Thinkcentre where the recovery partition and install drive became corrupted? Also do Thinkcentre applications and utilities install under a retail copy of Windows XP (installed onto a Thinkcentre)? e.g. Fingerprint reader software, Rescue and Recovery, Client Security, etc.   


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Answer:Windows XP restore discs & lost recovery partition

Yes, if the model is the same (same first 4 digits) you can use the recovery discs on the second machine. You will load the disks, and then when that process is finished, you will select F11 at boot and then restore to factory state once the Windows Recovery loads. No Thinkcentre specific applications will load with a retail copy of Windows. You will have to go to the Lenovo download pages and install the apps individually.

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hi friends i have used a disk partitioning software to install linux onto my system and had made a terrible mistake ....i completely mistook the recovery partition and deleted the partition my horror i lost my novo key recovery process.......please guys tell me how to recover the partition and get my novo key working ....i ll be greatly indebted to u for this....

Answer:re:lost recovery partition ,novo key ,lenovo 3000 y 410

hello any one there? please help me MARK

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Product Name: Star Wars Special Edition Notebook - 15-an001nx (ENERGY STAR)Operating System: clean installation windows 10 home single language (64-bit) I lost my recovery partition and system when make factory reset so i install a clean installation windows 10 home single language (64-bit) by Media Creation tool and automatically activated when its done installingmy problem is star wars themes and HP software after download Star Wars Control Panel from HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads not work "this system not support". my questions1- why HP didn't offer request System Recovery Kit for this model? like lots of star wars model i found it or can i request one of them for my model if they are same hardware?2- if this windows compatibility how can i fix "this system not support" for Star Wars Control Panel and another programs?3- if this windows not compatibility how can i get the compatibility windows?

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hello how are you all im new here and i hope somebody can help me i lost my hidden xp rescue partition , but i have it on dvds as an image can i restore it again to my laptop R60e please help me with my best wishes to all thx

Answer:Please Help , i lost my hidden recovery partition but i have it on dvd image can i restore it???!!

If you run the discs it will completely reformat the drive and all information will be lost. The computer will be in the same condition as when it came out of the box. The hidden partition will be there again.Are you sure it is gone or do you just need to re-enable the restore function with this?

______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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I bought the machine in question from a friend and have used it for sometime. I would now like to restore it to its original factory state. Not having any installation discs for XP I wanted to use the recovery partition but I'm not sure if this is still on the hard drive or not. Looking in disc management there is the main partition labeled C: showing 74.44GB and also an un-named partition showing 55mb of total capacity with 48mb free space. i have tried to use ctr+f11 at start up according to the directions on Dells site for how to start the recovery process but that doesn't do anything and the machine continues to boot as normal.

So I need to know if this smaller partition is likely to be the recovery partition? Is there any way to look and see what data is stored on there? If ctrl+f11 is not working does that mean the factory restore option is no longer available on this machine or is there something else I can try? Maybe I just need to ask Dell to send me the recovery disc.

Thanks for reading :-)

Answer:Dell Optiplex 170L+XP Pro, Lost recovery partition?

I seem to remember that the Optiplex you have came with a set of discs. Windows install disc, Driver disc and software disc(s)That 55Mb partition is the not the recovery partition, it is the Diagnostic partition.The drive size you are showing for C: is the proper size for a 80Gb hard drive.You will need the right XP disk, and ahead of time download the drivers and utilities from the Dell site.BY Right XP Disc I mean either a Dell XP disc or a OEM XP disc that matches whichever version, XP Home or XP Pro, the license on the computer is. Maybe your friend still has the discs?Good LuckRoger

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Hi guys,

Been doing my best to sort out a troublesome PC, and this forum kept coming up when googling, so thought you guys might be able to help out! Up for a challenge?

I have made some attempt myself using tutorials, but can't help but think I should have posted first... Anyway, what's done is done...

Setup: Win XP Pro (SP2) with three logical drives:
Physical Disk 1 (200GB SATA - NTFS): Logical Drive C: and D: (C: containing Windows)
Physical Disk 2 (IDE - FAT32 converted to NTFS): Logical F:
Physical Disk 3: (300GB SATA - NTFS) Logical G:

Long story short - some bad (new) RAM was causing my screen to BSOD and restart. Before I could properly diagnose that (it killed an audio driver, which continued the BSODs even after the RAM was removed), a BSOD restart killed one of my hard drives - G (Physical Disk 3). Windows would not boot with it plugged in (moaned about hal.dll missing, even though it's not the Windows drive - booted fine without it plugged in!), and from Windows Recovery Console it was dismissed as having "Unrecoverable Errors" when trying to DIR or CHKDSK.

On advice, I tried 'bootfix', which made it an empty 10GB drive, FAT format.

Loaded up TestDisk from the UBCD, which claimed it had one 'Linux' partition. I followed a tutorial to scan it in forced NTSC mode, but it came up with nothing.

I then used ADRC Data Recovery to write an NTFC boot sector, but all that did was make the drive unreadable.

Then used ... Read more

Answer:File Recovery On Lost Ntfs Drive/partition?

Each time that you access the disk (even during bootup) the chances of losing your data increase. So limit your disk accesses as much as possible.A data recovery program attempts to check the structure of the disk and see if it can find anything that it recognizes as files. Since you've already performed some of the tests that we'd recommend, I'd have to suggest that you consult a commercial firm that specializes in this sort of thing (and they are expensive!).Other things to try would be the NTFS GetDataBack tool from http://www.runtime.orgIt allows you to scan the drive (for free) to see if anything is recoverable, then you'll have to pay to do the actual recovery (about $80 US the last time I checked)Others here have recommended a free tool called Recuva, and other free tools may also be listed here:

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Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!

Answer:Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free |

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.

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I have sony vaio core i5, Model VPCEB4B4E, windows 7 home premium 32 bit. I bought it from italy, i lost its recovery participation. and formatted my hard disk completely. i also do not have its recovery disk. i called vaio service center they told that you have to buy recovery disk for almost 50 EUROS. I do not wanna buy it. any body can tell me that where from i can download the recovery disk of this model. or if any person have the same model. please contact me. and reply me it is very important.

Greetings in advance


Answer:Sony Vaio VPCEB4B4E. I lost my recovery Partition. Need Help

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.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

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

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I was trying to restore my Toshiba Sattelite L645-S4056 to factory default and reinstall windows 7 by inbuilt recovery system. While i was formatting the computer swtiched off itself. Then i couldnot access inbuilt recovery during booting. The computer wont boot with any windwos cd. It said something like "Cannot boot.Enter a bootable disc". I then installed a linux distero by booting with a USB device.The linux system works fine but i need windows 7. It shows that my hardisk is totally empty. There is no reserved part previously occupied by recovery system.I didn't get a recovery disc with my laptop. Any other dvd wont boot. How can i install back my Windows 7 ?? What is wrong with the system ?? Is there any way to get windows 7 back ?? Please Help ASAP...
Thank You in advance

Answer:Windows 7 wont boot. I lost recovery partition.

You need to access the system bios and tell it to boot from cd under boot options.
Some laptops also have a 'boot menu' feature that can be accessed by pressing a key.

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I really appreciate if you can provide me with the Windows License for My Laptop since the windows Recovery Partition was Formatted by Mistake

here is the laptop specs

Satellite L850-B757
Part Number : PSKG8V-05M002AR
thanks for your support

Anas Shamasneh

Answer:Lost Windows Recovery Partition - Satellite L850-B757

Essential recovery medium can be ordered here:

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HI! i'm new in this forum's!I've ThinkPad R61e , i received him with Vista business , I wanted to install xp to him, but in same time I removed the partition of restoration of the configuration of origin, I présise which I did not receive with my laptop the DVD of Windows Vista!Now I would like to recover my Vista but what to make?Thank's for your help!

Answer:I lost ma recovery partition and my Windows Vista Business after installation of XP

You are supposed to make your own recovery discs before you remove the recovery partition. If by chance the recovery partition is still there you will need to run this tool to repair the F11 function.  It requires a USB floppy drive.Otherwise you will need to get a set of recovery discs from someone.Message Edited by carbon_unit on 05-19-2008 08:54 PM

______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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After researching my issue and found this closed thread - "Windows 7 won't read drive in explorer" I started my own little research to my problem.

First some basics: I am running Windows Ultimate 32 bit. I have 2 SATA Hard Drives (one with OS), 2 SATA DVD and Blu-Ray Drives and 1 IDE Hard Drive which is configured as a slave.

Second - I needed to do some hard drive trouble shooting for another computer that had a (possibly) dead IDE Hard Drive. To do this I shut down my computer, and attached the (supposedly) dead IDE Hard Drive in its place.

Now - all the trouble began.

After booting into the Bios, I noticed the supposedly dead hard drive did not register even though it was spinning. I kept booting into the OS to see if it would be recognized in any case - it was not.

I put my working IDE Hard Drive back in - after shutting down and removing the dead IDE Hard Drive.

I booted back into the BIOS and noticed my good IDE Hard Drive wasn't being recognized either. I then went into advanced Bios settings and walla - it saw my hard drive but said I needed to reboot.

After rebooting I noticed the same thing with the Bios, but this time proceeded to boot into the OS.

After signing on, I noticed my Good Hard Drive was no longer recognized in Explorer.

I went into Administrator and Computer Management and then into Disk Management.

What I saw puzzled me as over the past 25 years I never have seen this. My good hard drive was showing up as Disk 0 and showe... Read more

Answer:lost my drive letter on Healthy (Active, Recovery Partition)

Go into control panel and change windows update settings
to something other than automatic,like download and notify.
That way you have a choice what to install.
Then run windows update manually.
Check the list of updates for a drive controller driver.
It sounds like it is installing one that isn't working for you.
It would probably be under optional updates.
You should be able to select hide update an click ok
so it won't try to install it anymore.

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To help some people out... I read some of you formatted your drive and now are stuck without the ability to restore Win 8 if you went to Win 7 before you knew there was an issue, or lost your recovery partition for any other reason. FYI, if you can get your hands on ANY Win 8 disk (doesn't matter if its Professional or the Regular version) and install it, your serial key for Win 8 is hardcoded into your motherboard BIOS. Therefore, if you have access to a disk, you can simply install and it will auto activate and install your pre installed key. No need to spend $90 or more if you don't have to. If you don't have an external DVD Drive, simply download the Win7 to USB tool from Microsoft (it will work for Win 8) and transfer the disk image to a USB thumb drive (from another PC of course). Then boot from the thumb drive to install. Note: You will have to go into the BIOS to turn OFF UEFI and allow it to boot and install from a thumb drive. In my experience, I had to turn off UEFI in the BIOS (Get to BIOS by pressing F2 at boot). By turn off, I mean place in "Legacy" mode. Then save and exit and allow to restart. Upon restart, enter the BIOS once again and you should now see your thumb drive appear on the list of bootable devices (the thumb drive has to be connected BEFORE booting into BIOS). Move the thumb drive up the list to be the first boot device, save and exit and you are in business. Also, if you have access to the MSDN, you can actually download the R... Read more

Answer:Lenovo S405 How To: Re-Install Windows 8 if you have lost your recovery partition

This is very helpful and informative, thank you for posting!

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Hello all,

I am trying to find ways to recover all of my important data from my hard drive which was not working suddenly.

After several attempts of recoveries, I have decided to buy a same HDD because it didn't even appear on disk management. And I replaced a board of that on my old drive and then I can see it on disk management.

Of course, I did click on cancel on disk initializing.

Then, I have used Partition Wizard tool to recover my data what I have discovered from this forum.

Actually, it is big numbers of sectors since capacity of hard drive is 1TB.

From this point,I have experienced that too low scanning rate (128 sectors/sec) was going there and it is hard to wait till the end. It will take about 176 days at that speed, approximately.

Is there any solution on this problem? What could be the reason of slow scanning speed?

Answer:HDD lost partition recovery related problem (Samsung HD103uj 1TB)

I have many comments to make on your dealing with this issue but will reserve it for a later moment since you are already on with the Full scan and so I shall catch on it for the moment.

I see the scan had gone upto 1920 sectors. Hold on till it reaches 2048 and beyond. The first partition will always (in most cases) start on 2048. Let us see whether it finds the partition at 2048.

Post a screenshot after it goes beyond 2048.

Let me know whether the scan is still on. Otherwise I shall go to sleep and return only after another ten hours and shall see the screenshot then. After posting the screenshot wait for half an hour.

If I am not seen in that half an hour cancel the scan and close Partition Wizard.
I shall continue tomorrow ( my tomorrow)

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hi every one !! m facing a series problem in G560 laptopshaving preloaded win 7 home premuim 1.)after creating the recovery dvd's using one key recovery software.the automatic recovery system that is one key recovery stops working. it leads to normal boot up of system even after pressing the "one key recovery button" and the hidden partion (O or E). become visible in my computer. 2.) one key recovery button does not works. do lenovo have any solution for this.?? because its a software error if some one want o fix this from service centre they charge upto Rs.2000  

Answer:one key recovery stops working after creating recovery disc in G560 models(india)

Hi Pradeep, i am also facing same kind of problem. In my case when first time i have started creating recovery CD, that time i just stopped in between because that time i don't have enough no of CD. After that i saw that hidden partition 'O' getting visible. Now, the problem is after pressing the recovery button when i am trying to burn the Cad's its showing me error like, "the image not found in the default path". I don't know what to do. I had bought it in Feb.. Now i am trying to create the Recovery CD. Please help out anybody..

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Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!

Answer:Y480: OneKey Recovery: Cannot 'Create Recovery disc with existing backup image'

Scolex wrote:Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!Hmm since the laptop is new,i would restore to factory settings, that may be best . Double click the OKR icon on your desktop and click on ''System Recovery'' a notice will pop up ''Do you want reboot your computer,into the system recovery environment'' click yes and then follow instructions. Please note ''?nitial state''stands for factory settings,so choose that when the option appears. Now AS SOON AS  the system is recovered,BEFORE doing anything else, please check to see,if your current problems  still exist Let us know how it goes.&nb... Read more

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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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Not able to do full recovery on u310... I have created "Factory Default Recovery Disc" previously and have 3 DVDs.  No matter what I tried I'm getting this Notice on trying to recovery from factory DVDs. "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.  You may have to recreate the partition to continue." When I click "OK" it goes back to the "Welcome to Lenovo OneKey Recovery" screen.  I'm not able to get past this error.

Answer:u310 not able to recover using OneKey Recovery - "Factory Default Recovery Disc"

Adding... The NOVO key recovery does not work.

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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Hello all,  This is my son's computer.  Hard drive crashed.  I bought a new hard drive and now I need recovery discs.  HP doesn't have them available.   Ordered them from an website and they are in the wind....PayPal investigating.  Help!  

Answer:Recovery disc for HP 2000-369WM Notebook PC Recovery Disk Se...

Hi: According to your notebook's support and driver page, you should have been able to order a recovery disk set online directly from HP...

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Hi, I own a T60 laptop with Windows XP professional.I bought the Product Recovery CDs separately, around 1 year ago.Now my HDD has completely died, I cannot restore the orginal configuration.So, I got a new HDD, and tried using the product recovery CDs, but realized that I do not have a bootable CD which can ask me to load these product recovery CDs. It seems that Lenovo forgot to ship me this bootable disc - which I have found in forums is called - "Rescue and Recovery CD". How can I get these rescue and recovery CD? Has anybody gone through this?Do I need to buy these CDs again?   I got the following product recovery cds:Main FRU P/N: 43T8618XP-P SP2 Disc 1 of 6: CD P/N 43T8619Disc 2 of 6: CD P/N 43T8620Disc 3 of 6: CD P/N 43T8621Disc 4 of 6: CD P/N 43T8622Disc 5 of 6: CD P/N 43T8623Disc 6 of 6: CD P/N 43T7840  Please help.Peter.     

Answer:Did not receive bootable disc (rescue and recovery CD) along with product recovery CDs.

Anybody - please help.

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