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

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

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





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

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





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Hello i accidentaly formatted the recovery partition in hard disk to linux-swap while using ubuntu. I already have the recovery CD, Is it important to have a recovery partition?? if so can you please guide me to make another recovery partition in hard disk.













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Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition to Linux-swap.

If you are certain you deleted the recovery partion you can easily create a new one.  I used the information from the following YouTube video which demonstrates how easy it is to create a bootable recovery partitions.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcsVt3rwyRA You will also need to dowload a copy of the free EasyBCD utility to create a new bootloader file. I used this video for creating bootable recovery partitions for a couple of my systems.  Of course, it will require a copy of the OS that you want to use for recovery, like from the CD or DVD.  You will then need to manually reinstall all the Lenovo drivers.

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I just recently installed a solid state drive in my X120e but I had a few problems along the way. When I first attempted it I used macrium to clone the hdd to the ssd. After that I switched drives and when I first try to boot up I got the BSOD. So, I switched back drives and went to disk format to delete and unpartition the drives. And while I was doing this, I accidentally formatted the hdd lenovo recovery partition instead of the ssd partition. When I tried to load the recovery partition from the ssd it couldn't recognize it. So after about an hour trying get it to work I gave up and formatted the whole ssd. Then the second time I cloned the drive I found and used EZ gig 4 (The one that comes with the transfer kit version of the ssd drive that I use) to transfer the files. Now it is working and I am using the ssd as I speak. I don't have a recovery partition on either drive so I am wondering, Is there a way to get the partition back? Thanks.

Answer:X120e Accidentally Formatted Lenovo Recovery Partition

Hi Stockbox and welcome to the community,
 
I'm afraid the only way to get it back now is with a set of restore discs.
 
If you don't want to go that route, you could go into Control Panel, Backup and Restore and save a system image and burn yourself a system repair disc.  That would at least give you a backup. 
 
I've had an EZ gig 2 for a couple of years now and it always worked well for cloning.  I'll have to take a look at that EZ gig 4.
 
Dave
 
 

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I accidentally formatted my Recovery Disk (D what would be the result of these? If so will I still be able to restore my laptop [Reformat all the data by re-installing the OS/Restore Factory Settings] with all the necessary drivers installed automatically? If not, what should I do? Thank you so much!

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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Dear all,

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

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

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

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

Hi

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

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

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Just bought new Refurbished Asus K55A-BBL4 laptop from Newegg, came with Win 7 Home Pre installed. No install disks, no manual just letter telling me to protect customer data entire drive was wiped clean including Recovery partition. Checked disk management it shows all 4 primary partitions used: 200mb (boot), 169gb (C drive), 281gb (D drive), 16.5gb Recovery partition. I tried F9 when booting (nothing) just boots into OS. This setup is completely useless to me.
Called Asus ($50.) for install disk they said call Microsoft, call Microsoft ($99. new disk) they said call Asus, I've already paid for Win 7 once and i'll be damned if I pay for it again. Typical corporation bullshit.
What I want to do is install Win 7 on 1st part, 2nd (shared NTFS part), Ubuntu on logical partitions.

Can anyone tell me how to get Win 7 installed like above example.
The laptop is factory default now I haven't done anything but look.

Answer:Need to make Installation disk of Win 7 recovery partition

So use the install disc you said you already paid for if it`s the correct version and use the Key from the COA.

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you want it set up like it was from the factory, then you would have to order the factory recovery discs, but why in the world would you want to do that ?

Welcome to the Forums

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I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc
but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk
what software or how to do this?
*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer

Answer:How to recovery registry from formatted disk? not recovery files

If you've written data to the disk, specifically loaded another OS, chances or recovery are slim. Windows writes all the info at the beginning of the disk, so it would be over written.
if you still have the disk and it is not written, and you can mount it in another computer you can try an undelete software to get the reg files. They are located at %SystemRoot%\System32\Config\
there are also .bak files that house the same info from the date stamp dates, from the last time a system state backup was done.

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I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer

Answer:How to recovery registry from formatted disk? not recovery files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by siluet206


I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer


Are you booted to win7 now? Is winxp disk also connected? If so... what is the winxp drive letter (from wihtin win7)?

What registry key do you want to examine?

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I would like to make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage; it is about 10gb and now not needed. However the Win7 OS does not seem to want to allow me to delete the contents or reformat it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this? BackgroundI  have two drives, one for boot and apps (solid state) and the second regular HDD just for data. I took a hard disk from my old Thinkpad T520 (which died) and put it into a drive bay adaptor in a new T520 system.  All works fine.  As the second hard disk is now just there for data and the main (solid state drive) has a new Lenovo recover partition, I do not need to keep the old Lenovo recovery partition on the second drive and would like to make use of the storage capacity.

Answer:Make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage?

Double-click on the partition in My Computer, and you should get the option to Recover Drive Space... but before you zap the recovery partition, make sure you have a backup image of the disk, or have made or obtained a recovery disk set.
 
Hope this helps!

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

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

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

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

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

Dell - Support

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

Dell Contact Technical Support

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 hey tech guys...  i have a T410i with windows 7...now its only a Hard disk partition...for my compatibility i need to make another partition ...is that works in its factory recovery ??   ur replies appreciated.....thank u guys... sheriff

Answer:can i make hard disk partition through windows 7 recovery of T410i

hey getsheriff,yes it can be done. I would recommend making a backup of your system first.





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I bought a new laptop and it has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. It comes with a 320 GB HDD and it has a hidden recovery disk on that hard drive. I am pretty happy with the idea of it but when it comes to the partition then I have some questions.

1 - ] I want to do partition on my 320 GB Hard Drive and create C Drive 160 GB and D Drive 160 GB.

2 - ] I do NOT want to loose hidden recovery part on this 320 GB Hard Drive while I am doing this.So I can save my computer with it if I need it later on.

Is there any way to do that ?

Thank you for your help...

Best Regards
 

Answer:Solved: How to make partition without losing Recovery part of the disk ?

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

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

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

Hi buddy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
sincerely KalvinKlein 
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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

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

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When trying to install a new OS, I formatted the C drive which contained the recovery partition. The new OS failed and now I'm stuck and not able to factory reset my pc to its original state. I do not have a recovery disk.

Answer:Formatted recovery partition

SosaBaby Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to restore your PC and wanted to help.What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media.This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!---------------------------... Read more

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I accidentally formatted my recovery partition. How can I restore it?

Answer:Formatted my recovery partition

Welcome
You do not want to restore the partition. Even if you were able to, at best, in the event of a problem, you would go back to the way the computer was the day you took it home. If you download the free Macrium Reflect, and make an image, saved to an external hard drive. In the event of a problem you can restore to the way you were at the point that you made the last image. If you make a new image once a month and you have a problem, you will not have to reinstall software, updates etc. This is very much easier.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied.But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember wrong, but the first two DVDs were called by the wizard as disk 1, and the third one was called disk 2.The first one has been written 0.22 GB only. Following is the content of the DVD (right click the image and select view the image in a bigger size):
 
Link to picture
The second one has been written 3.97 GB as follows:
 
Link to picture
The third one has been written 2.44 GB as follows:
 
Link to pictureI am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I was wondering if I missed something? How is the creation process supposed to be like? Thanks and regards!
 
 
Moderator note; picture(s) totalling >50K converted to link(s) Forum Rules
 

Answer:Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Looks okay to me. In the past, after I created a recovery disk set once I have the new laptop.I would use the Roxio software or any similar software to create ISO image of the 3 discs, and store these in a network drive or 2nd harddisk. Then I would reboot and use thinkvantage to factory restore the laptop (takes about <15 minutes now if window 7), this will restore the capability to create recovery disc again, and then I can burn another set of recovery disks. The reason I have 2 or more sets is because one time I had an issue with my T61 a long time ago and when using the recovery disk discovered that the 2nd disk is bad. From that i learn my lessons and have multiple backup in case the media was scratched, wrap under heat or i accidentally erase/overwrite my DVDRW. One of the disk out of the 3 is normally the bootup disk which you can use a CDRW disc, the other 2 is quick large in file size and DVD discs are needed.

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Hi,

I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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Hello,

I have HP laptop 4520s with windows 7 home premium 32bit.

By mistake I formatted the 2GB partition of HP recovery. The partition is there but just empty.

I want its data back or is there any other way to create it as a recovery partition again?

please help, I am a bit tense about this.

Thanks

Answer:Mistakenly formatted recovery partition

hi and welcome to the forums

here is a link to a well known program(free) have a read through and see if it will help Recuva - File Recovery Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
Recuva - Recovery from damaged or formatted disks






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Recovery from damaged or formatted disks

The dreaded hard drive crash. The file you forgot to backup before you reformatted a drive. The camera memory card with your holiday snaps that no longer works. Recuva can handle them too.
Windows (and other operating systems) uses a hidden index on hard drives, USB drives, and memory cards. Instead of having to search through the entire drive for a file you request, all it has to do is look it up in the index -- a much faster process.
Unfortunately, if the index is damaged, Windows can no longer find your files, even if the files themselves haven't been corrupted. That's where Recuva comes in.
Unlike Windows, Recuva scans all parts of a drive, looking for the bits that make up your files. If a drive's index has been damaged, chances are other parts of the drive may have been damaged too. Recuva will show you a list of files it has found on the drive, and give you an estimate of the likelihood of success of recovering them.
Similarly, when you format a drive (especially if you use the Quick Format option), Windows erases the hidden index but does not overwrite the existing files until you start saving new data to it. Recuva can still scan the drive's contents to find your ... Read more

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I formatted my recovery partition on my W520 by mistake, though it was my usb drive Are there a way i can restore this parition or simply download the files so i can create a new boot media?

Answer:Formatted my recovery partition by mistake

hey DoomStone,welcome to the forums.if you have created recovery media via Rescue&Recovery, i believe you can get the partition back.





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Hi

Can someone please help me?

I have a Dell Studio laptop, and recently tried to reformat it by reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. However, I made a mistake and reinstalled Windows 7 on the Recovery Partition. Because of this, when I started up my computer I got two Windows 7 boot options, one in C: and another in the Recovery Partition, which normally should not be visible but is now labelled D:.

I reformatted the hard drive again by reinstalling Windows 7 on C:, but still got the 2 boot options when I started up. I used msconfig to delete the boot option on the Recovery Partition after this. However, each time I start up my computer Windows 7 loads very slowly, and I even got 2 crashes. I think the Windows 7 installed on the Recovery Partition might still be causing problems. Is there a way that I can remove this installation completely, both from the Recovery Partition and from the boot configuration on my computer?

Thanks

Answer:Accidentally installed windows 7 on my Recovery Partition D:\

Yes. If you manage to get it installed on C: you could format D: from disk management. Or better yet just delete it when you install windows.

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in my hp pavilion dv4 laptop, the recovery drive get formatted by my friend mistakenly..this makes any problem in my laptop??plz do clarify my doubt..thanks in advance..Best Regards,MANOSUNDAR.v

Answer:Vista recovery partition mistakenly formatted

It's only a problem if you need to reinstall your operating system at any time. Not much you can do about it, though you may be able to contact HP & ask about the cost of recovery disks for your laptop, that way you don't need the recovery partition.."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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my laptop is Hp G61,i erroneosly formated my recovery partiton disk and i have lost my backup disk 1.please assisst

Answer:Erroneously formatted Win7 recovery partition

Did you also overwrite or merge the recovery partition? If not, then testdisk MIGHT be able to restore the partition. Get testdisk at the link below. Be sure to read all help files before using. If all else fails you may be able to get a set of restore disks from HP.http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...

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I'm making another partition of my Lenovo 3000 N200, when I tried to delete the created partition I accidentally reformated the hidden partition that contains the defualt recovery program. Now I can't start Windows vista and during the boot process I encountered this message " Interrupted Operation: Insert the Recovery CD or other recovery media and reboot your pc. How can restore my notebook back into its factory default?is there anything I can do to recover my files?

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I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition for TOSHIBA SATELLITE A665 LAPTOP.
Would i be able to create a recovery partition again with the same contents?
If yes then how?...really confused...

Will i have to buy a new recovey disk because when i purchased my laptop i did not receive any recovery disk...
will i be able to get my laptop as it was before?

Answer:Satellite A665 - accidentally deleted my recovery partition

Hi

You did not receive any recovery disks because there is a preinstalled software called Toshiba Recovery Media Creator which creates such disks.
But this should be created at the first day of purchase? I assume you will not be able to create such disk now because the partition (which contains the image files) has been deleted.
So now you will need to purchase the recovery disk (about 30?) in order to recover the notebook. After that the recovery partition should be available again.

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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 | PCsteps.com

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 bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

Answer:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

Answer:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

Answer:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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 Hello, I have formatted my hard disk and don't have any recovery disk and code.I want to intsall the factory Windows 8 64BIT. Can you help me.  Best regards  

Answer:Formatted disk without recovery

@RO10? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 REO

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Thanks Vecerka

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

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

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

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

It?s a TOSHIBA EUROPE BACKUP MEDIA ONLINE SHOP

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Hi, considering my self a minor geek I am stuck, HELP please,
story as follows:
Hard drive 3 partitions, dell recovery, XP and Vista (dual boot)
1. Could boot vista normallt or xp in safe mode but crash on xp normal boot.
2. Tried dskchk on xp partition from vista caused crash if dskchk /r, dskchk /f OK
3. Tried dskchk on xp on boot caused crash if /r, /f OK
4. Removed drive and put as usb external drive on different laptop (win 8) copied all files to another external (just in case it gets worse). All files via about 20 copied. Still want to recreate the xp partition so can boot cp normally in original laptop.
5. Chkdsk /f from win 8 laptop OK as in vista /r errors only different error insufficient dpace to revover bad sectors. Guessed must free some space so deleted 14Gb. Same problem with chfsk /r
6. Tried various partiton recovery software then seemed to get stuck probably due to bad secyors then I really screwed up and accidentally did quick format of original partition to exFAT.
7. VAR seems to find the mft tree structure and ive save this to a new partition on the win 8 machine. But its missing about 2,000 files of 477, 000.
Question. What can rebuild my xp partitions mft and ignore bad sectors, there were no bad seectors in the file structure, and only a few in the file data. Most were in unused disk space as indicated by the various partition revovery programs I trief before I did the accidental exFAT format. I want to recover the Mft on the original dr... Read more

Answer:Recovery of NTFS partition quick formatted to ExFAT

The damaged xp partition was installed after vista, I will try the drive back in the original machine.
I need to get back from the accidental exFAT quick format of the xp partition and see if I boot into xp it will still boot in safe mode. Ie get the exFAT on the xp partition back to NTFS as sevondary boot from the vista primary boot partition.
 

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Hello.I made ssd drive formatted in yoga.I deleted all the partitions.I used to create partitions 100GB-system 20GB-recoveryI installed windows 8.1 profesional20 gb recovery -. Chcialbym aby dzialal program "OneKey recovery".When I run the system with "One recovery" is a system normally runs.How do I install OneKey Recovery ?    Comunicat:  This   system does not support the backup 

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I am searching for solution to recover my data from accidentally formatted Windows NTFS hard disk.
I accidentally deleted files using Shift + delete key from Windows NTFS disk.
I want to suggestions for recovery of my lost data.
 

Answer:Want to recovery from formatted Windows NTFS disk?

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.undelete360.com/index.html

http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

http://www.softperfect.com/products/filerecovery/

http://www.wisecleaner.com/wisedatarecoveryfree.html

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/DataRecovery.shtml

http://www.glarysoft.com/glary-undelete/

Enjoy!!
 

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as the title has said, is there anyway that I could recover my laptop to factory system? Thanks

Answer:Accidentally format the Recovery Disk on my Thinkpad Edge 14

f11 at startup should put you into the recovery environment. 

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Hi

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

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

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

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

thanks.

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

Hi -

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

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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

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

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

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Hi Everybody

Here is the scenario:

I was trying to remove the pre-installed Windows 8. I figured I should create a backup in case I ever have to go back to the piece of junk software. Anyway, I plugged-in my external hard drive to make the backup...

Here's the mess up:

It said 'formatting drive'. Within two seconds, I cancelled the operation and removed the hard drive.
Now, when I try to access it (tried on 3 other laptops), it just shows the Hard Drive as Recovery Disk with some 20MB data and total 30 GB space.
Disk management shows 890 GB unallocated space.
It's a seagate 1TB backup drive. There was nearly 500 GB of data on it.

Do I need to use some data recovery program or is there another way. I don't think an entire hard drive can be formatted in 2 seconds.

Can someone please help. I can't stress enough how important the data on the drive is to me.

Regards

Stished
 

Answer:Accidentally made my External Hard Drive a Recovery Disk

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Hi, my gf had a 3year old medion laptop that is rather slow and, in my opinion, needs a fresh install. My problem is that the laptop only has a recovery partition and i am unsure of how to use this. Please can anyone help?

Answer:How do i make a recovery cd from the partition?

the recovery partition is activated at boot by a key combination specific to the manufacturer. it is probably an option listed at the point when u can go into safe mode or whatever. What it will do is reset your puter to the factory state so all apps and data on the puter that u have added since first boot will be lost!!! so by all means use it but make a full backup first on a removable disc or external drive using the Backup wizard. I am assuming here you are running XP if not things will be different.

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im sorry if i posted this thread to the wrong section.


my computer's CD-ROM cant read any CD/DVD anymore, its completely broken.
i am asking you if is there any other way to reformat my computer because it cant read my windows CD any more. Please Help!!

Or is it possible to create a windows partition recovery so i can reformat my computer without using windows cd?? if so how?
my friend can reformat his pc without using windows CD, he tells me he can do it with his recovery partition
i dont know if you understand me or it is possible to do, but please help if there is any other way

thank you

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i wont to make a recovery portitiom in windows xp home

Answer:how to make a recovery partition in xp

You need imaging software like Acronis True Image. It is not free.___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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How do I do this???

Answer:Acronis - How do I make a Recovery Partition?

Basicaly to save time when I want to reformat Windows so that I can just load that Recovery process.

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Hello,

i want to format and recover the information to my "Vista" (C://) partition, which is the first. But when i choose the option "Format and recover to an existing first partition on your hard disk(without RE)" the computer began to recover to "Partition Type: windows NT NTFS (ID: 07)" which size is only 1.50 GB.

In the middle of the process it shows "not enough space on a disk"

Question: how to make "vista" partition the first one? What is "the first partition" in the second option of formating and recovering the system?
Thank You for Your answers

Answer:How to make Vista partition on the HDD as first one with Recovery CD

please help somebody! because i dont know what to do

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Recently my Recovery partition turned red showing it was almost full. Well I have tried using disc management to extend it but it won't let me. even when i have unallocated space. the option is gray scaled. well i tried to open up the partition and do it a way an HP tech guy told me to but when i try to i get the screen that "this is a recovery manager and editing could cause you computer not to restore" then it doesn't let me do anything more. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:I need to make the Recovery partition bigger

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Hi guys and girls. I?m Mike

About a year ago I sent my PC back to HP because it was broke. Before I sent it back it had 500GB Hard Drive and 9GB recovery partition. When I got it back however it had and still has 372 GB hard drive and no recovery partition? I then went back to the store I got it from to ask them why. They made fake receipts saying I bought the cheaper version which has 300GB I think, they said I should be happy I got 72GB free (even though they don?t sell a 372GB one). I had no way to back myself up because when I took it back to be repaired they kept my receipt and said I don?t need it now. Because I didn?t think this was going to happen I thought nothing of it. Because they removed my recovery partition I cant make recovery discs and cant format my PC from boot up. So I was wondering can I make one with the hard drive partition I have left? I tried Acronis True Image, all I can seem to do is make a copy of my hard drive in its current state. My PC is running slow and anti-spyware + anti-virus's don?t help. Alot of programs no longer work on my PC. Can anybody help me?

Thank You

Answer:[SOLVED] Can I Make A Recovery Partition?

Hi Mike. . .

You could contact HP and state case. Resolution in about 20 years.

For faster method, you can order replacement Vista recovery DVDs from HP - I believe cost is < $20.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a Dell Inpsiron 1525 laptop. It originally came with Vista, but my university made some deal with Microsoft and it offered a free Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade download for all the undergrads. Anyways, when I installed Windows 7, it asked me how large I wanted the recovery partition to be, so I guessed at 10GB. It seems that is just a bit too small as shorty after I start the computer now, a "disk" icon appears in the toolbar and says "Low Disk Space: You are running out of disk space on RECOVERY (D:), Click here to see if you can free space on this drive."  When I click on it, I can delete all but the most recent backup, and the icon goes away and everything is fine. But I'd like to just increase the size of the partition so the warning never pops up again. Can this be done without screwing up the OS? I tried making another partition and designating it as a recovery, but it didn't work. I also set aside a 20GB partiion, and tried in "increase" the recovery drive in "Disk Management," but again, Windows wouldn't allow it. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:How do I make the recovery partition larger?

turn off backup. or if you really want it you need to shrink c: giving you unallocated spaceand extend d:You could also change how your saving your backupgoto backup and restore and change settings

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I already re-install my Win8 with usb.But after finish the installation (I choose Fully Clean in my new HDD), why there is no Recovery Partition like my old HDD (original HDD)?how to make a Recovery Partition in my new HDD?Thx













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:How to make Recovery Partition in my new HDD (Win8.1)

Creating the recovery partition

Right-click the start orb, and start 'Disk Management'.
Shrink the C: drive by let's say 20-30GB.
Then create a new Partition and assign the R: label to it and name it RECOVERY.
Then open command prompt as administrator and type: 'recimg /createimage <directory>',In this case: 'recimg /createimage R:\' to save it on the new partition.This step may consume a lot of time.
Now we need to register the newly created recovery image: 'recimg /setcurrent <directory>''recimg /setcurrent R:\'
Voila you are done.

Restoring from recovery partition
You may want to use this restoring method by default, because it is the easiest way to do so if your recovery partition is still intact. If not, look at the other recovery methods to see which suits you best. This is usually the way you reset or refresh your Windows installation if you purchase a computer from a brand like Lenovo instead of building one yourself

Press the Windows-key + C to open the charms bar or swipe in from the right.
Click Settings.
Click Change PC Settings.
Click Update & Recovery in the menu on the left.
Click Recovery.
If all your documents are safe and sound in your user folder, you can use Refresh your PC without affecting files. However I still recommend taking a back-up... If you want to do a complete reinstallation of Windows and also clean your user folder in the process then choose Remove everything and reinstall Windows.

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Can anyone please help? While attempting to restore my computer I accidentally formatted my partition and now it doesn't even let me boot up. And I cant "Upgrade: Install windows and keep files, settings, and applications" because I have to "Remove the installation media and restart my computer so that Windows starts normally." The error message I am getting when trying to boot up normally is "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart". What I did was clicked Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) clicked on Drive 0 Partition 1(system) and clicked format. I am willing to reinstall windows if any way possible.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can help!

-Cyberpower PC
-Windows 8.1 64bit

Answer:Accidentally Formatted my Drive 0 Partition 1 (system)

Originally Posted by ad84555


Can anyone please help? While attempting to restore my computer I accidentally formatted my partition and now it doesn't even let me boot up. And I cant "Upgrade: Install windows and keep files, settings, and applications" because I have to "Remove the installation media and restart my computer so that Windows starts normally." The error message I am getting when trying to boot up normally is "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart". What I did was clicked Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) clicked on Drive 0 Partition 1(system) and clicked format. I am willing to reinstall windows if any way possible.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can help!

-Cyberpower PC
-Windows 8.1 64bit



Hi ad84555! Welcome to EightForums!

Try this:
Open your case, (hopefully you have a desktop PC), and carefully unplug all hard drives.
Boot to your installation media, and when you get to the following window, carefully plug in the desired hard drive then click the 'Refresh' button in the window,
then hopefully the drive will show.

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Hi, I'm new here...

Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

I have a Dell desktop, with a built in Dell recovery partition...

I have read that.. "You are only allowed to make ONE copy of your Recovery partition
and it must be on to ROM CDs or DVDs."

I didn't know that when I made a copy of C and recovery partition to my external drive,
I am a bit concered that I can only do this once... Is that strictly true? For example
if I reinstalled windows 7 (I have the disks), would I have another opportunity to make
a copy of the recovery partition? Say to DVDs or a hidden partition?

Thanks,

Answer:Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

Do it as often as you like.

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So I've downgraded to XP pro using my XP media (not the recovery discs from Lenovo). I had no choice but to remove the recovery partition, and now just wanted to know if there's a way to make one like Lenovo's. Also, after the downgrade, the "Instant-On" button doesn't work any more. How can I fix it? Lenovo 3000 V200 0764-2CUMessage Edited by Typhoon on 03-31-2008 06:02 PM

Answer:Downgraded to XP - Any ways to make a recovery partition of my own?

You may try making a backup partition using a such as BING (Boot It NG) from Terabyteunlimited, in the "maintenance" mode of this software, which is an excellent partition management tool.The same publisher also has an Imaging software named Image For Windows V2 that can backup your system partition onto your backup partition. Using a bootable USB thumbdrive or CD (also mastered by the same set of tools), you can restore your last backup on your system partition.IFW also manages differential backups, so only modified sectors are saved. You save space while maintaining an up to date recovery partition. You can find similar software from StorageCraft (Shadow Protect Desktop), Drive Snapshot, Acronis (I don't recommand it), Paragon Drive Backup (like Acronis, quite buggy).There is even a freeware, DriveImage XML from Runtime Software, but with less features.Message Edited by MerleOne on 04-01-2008 08:48 AM

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

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

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

Is there anything that can do that?

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

If you are quick , you can get this.

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

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

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

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

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i am always trying to find hidden things out on my computer and always have to reinstall windows sometimes 4 or 5 times in a week and i decided i would just make me a recovery partition but do not know a program that i can do this with on my ibm t30 i wish i didnt format my ibm preload recovery partition but thats too late so what program could i use to make a new recovery partition on my t30
 

Answer:is there a software program that i can use to make a recovery partition

hi,

not a solution to your initial question but a sort of different approach,

have you tried a virtual machine for all your experiments, easy to use and no need to keep installing your operating system - and free

http://majorgeeks.com/Virtual_PC_d4101.html

and a little info from wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Virtual_PC
 

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Hello everyone some time ago Installed Windows 7 on one of my Windows 8 computers. But during the install i had to delete all partitions and that was the recovery partition that had he recovery software on it. Well now I want to go back to Windows 8 and I don't really want to send my PC to Samsung for re imaging. But I have the image i made with the software before I installed Windows 8. All I need is to get the recover partition back with the software on it. I have 2 other Samsung computers that have the same software on it but I need to find a way to make a image of the recover partition so i can use my backup image for the computer. So someone please help me.

Answer:How to make a image of a factory recovery partition

Does the image you made contain the recovery partition and the boot partition? If so just restore them.

Also, you said "But I have the image i made with the software before I installed Windows 8." Was that a typo and you really meant Windows 7?

If so then even if you don't have the recovery partition image you can still restore the Win 8 boot partition and it should boot okay.

Edit: What software did you use to make the backup image? You should be able to use it to make a image of the recovery partition on one of the other computers then restore it to this one, then do a recovery to factory state.

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Hello,

My first post on this forum.

Here's my situation: I bought a new Fujitsu laptop which had Win7 Home Basic 64-bit. After making recovery DVDs, I replaced the Win7 Home Basic with Win7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (because some of my softwares don't "sit" easily on Win7 Home Basic, they are more "friendly" with Win7 Ultimate/Professional)
Plz find the screenshot of the Disk Management view after I installed Win7 Ultimate.
1) What I do not understand is why Fujitsu needs the 3 partitions ; namely the 2GB , 1GB and a huge 14GB as Recovery Partitions?
2) Is it possible to format the Recovery Partitions & make it usable for storing my personal folders or add this 14GB to the existing C: drive or D:drive?
3) Am I wrong if I say this format & recovery option (point nr 2 above) was available ONLY during installation of Win7 Ultimate and cannot be done now when Win7 Ultimate is already installed?

I know the hard drive has huge capacity (750GB); I don't have to regret loosing a little space but I'm curious to know why the manufacturer needed 3 recovery partitions on one hard disk.
And will it be ok if I format these partitions and just make 2 logical drives (C: and D) the next time I reformat my laptop?

Regards

Answer:Is it possible to format the Recovery Partition & make it usable?

Hi,

If you don't require the recovery partition, then I would perform a clean install using this technique:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden

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Hello, I was doing some disk management but accidentally resized and formatted the EFI partition. I tried repairing using disk image but it wasn't able to fix it. so I installed
Windows 8.1 (same OS I was using) in an unallocated partition in the same disk. So right now I'm able to access my disks and personal files. then I tried using
MiniTool Partition Wizard to recover partition but also didn't work. since I'm able to access my old windows data files, can I do anything to get the EFI data back? Or does system restore points I created earlier solve this problem?

Thank You!

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Hello, I would like to know how to make a partition to install Windows 7 from there forever. So far I've used a USB formatted with 'Rufus', but as I usually format very often, I want boot the computer from the partition, to do everything faster.

It is important that the installation has support for UEFI mode install, so I'm not interested in MBR / Legacy.

Regards.

Answer:I need make a partition recovery for Install Windows 7 UEFI/GPT.

Here is the forum tutorial on how to install UEFI Windows 7, I assume this is what you are looking for.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I just bought a new Y400 sometime back. Win 8, OKR 8. 1TB HDD.It had incovenient partition sizes - with a large C-OS, a D: Lenovo and no separate partition for personal files.I like to keep personal files in a separate partition, so I was going to repartition the C drive, when I saw the threads about how OneKey recovery (OKR) will stop working if I did so.So I was searching for answers and I read the long winded procedure for re-installing OKR for those who have already partitioned their HDDs and their OKR stopped working.I also read something about serial numbers of the partitions, in some thread.Here is what I did -DISCLAIMER: Please do it at your own risk, what worked for me, may or may not work for you. I am not responsible if anything goes wrong.Prepare:A) Make a backup of your system using other cloning/imaging tools before you do this.B) Be prepared that OKR backup and recovery will still not work after this, and you might have to take the longer procedure to get OKR functionality back.C) I have just saved the backup image, NOT yet tried to recover from it, so cannot say for sure if that image will work. Saving of recovery image and restoration of that image using Novo button and OneKey Recovery (OKR) both work !!D) Even if it works, I do not know what parts of the system will be restored. What I did -1) I made System Repair Disc using Win's recovery system and also a system image using the same.2) Wrote down the Serial Number of all the partitions in the HDD (I h... Read more

Answer:For NEW system, how to re-partition AND make OKR (OneKey) Recovery work !!

Success.I backed up this repartitioned system using Marcium and then proceeded to restore the earlier saved system image using OKR and Novo button.It recovered the system to the earlier repartitioned state (not the factory state).As expected all the extra software that I had installed at that time, like Firefox etc, were also restored and are working on my system.So I can say that this procedure of using the original serial numbers of the HDD partitions for C and D is very likely to work.I hope those people wanting to keep the OKR working and repartition their new Lenovo systems find this thread useful using their original HDD partition serial numbers.

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How to make a my hidden partition hard drive will be "visible" for system Windows 8?

Two partition are hidden one on disk SSD around 260MB and another around 450MB.
During restore system (press zero and start-up) got a message that computer file must be repaired but system not see partition with restore files.

Greetings Rohan

Answer:Qosmio X870-13H - how to make visible recovery partition?

I don?t know what do you want to do exactly but if I understand you right you want to install OS again using recovery option but your recovery image is obviously not detected properly.
Is that the problem?

Other way, both files are too small to be recovery files so I really don?t understand your problem.

What do you want to do exactly?

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

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

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

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I am completely reloading windows 7 professional. Can someone please give me instructions on how to create a system recovery Partion when or while I am completely restoring my computer to factory settings.
 

Answer:Solved: How to I Make a system recovery partition off a reload

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I have just bought a second hand PC for my son. It has XP installed but no disk with it. The instalation code is on a lable stuck on the PC. How do i make a recovery Disk if i need to reinstall XP please.

Answer:How do I make a Recovery Disk

I don't think you can. You can use the recovery partition (if it has one - F8 on start up) or borrow an XP CD and use your own code.

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I have just completed rebuilding my PC win xp (pro), all related drivers and some software. The system is working very well. I would like to make an image of the hard disk (recovery disk) on DVD. Can some tell me how it's done.Thank you all

Answer:How to make a recovery disk (DVD)

Use a ghosting program , such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (free with a rival magazines covermount)

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i am using windows 7 32 bit with 4 gb ram Pentium D 3.4 ghz.160 GB hard disk with only one partition.i want to make a full recovery disk of my entire partition or windows.i dont know how to make it.please help me out.is there any software or function available in windows 7?

Answer:Want to make a recovery disk

Your specs state you are using a HP computer, but doesn't state which model.

This tutorial explains the HP recovery procedure for creating a set of recovery discs and recovering your computer with them should the need arise.The procedure may be slightly different for your computer, if so you'll need to check on HP's support site.

Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

This tutorial explains how to create a system image backup using Windows 7's software.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

To recover your computer from a sytem image backup, you need this tutorial.

System Image Recovery

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My friend purchased a laptop from PC World a couple of weeks ago, He did ask the sales advisor if the laptop would come with a Windows XP disk, the sales advisor said 'It will come with a recovery disk so that in the event of an operating system failure you would be able to reinstall your operating system'The PC World my friend purchased the laptop from is a long way away and he has no way of been able to go back to the store. I was wondering is there a way that he would be able to create a recovery disk so that in the event of him having a system failure, he would be able to reinstall his operating system, my friend is a bit concerned with having no recovery disk etc in case his laptop has an operating system failure as he has no means of been able to reinstall it. It seems a BIG oversight on PC World's part leaving a recovery disk out of the box.

Answer:Is there a way to make a recovery disk

On first boot, the laptop will give the option to make a recovery disc. Either one DVD or 5 CDs.

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Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.

Answer:Please make a W7 recovery disk

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Originally Posted by pat mcgroin


Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.




In windows 7 you can create a whole system image,this will take a exact image of your hdd,this includes all your software etc,

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I have a Dell desktop running windows vista. Recently, the hard drive crashed and I've replaced it and the computer is back up and running normal. My question is if I should make recovery disks like I did when I got it. I have all of the disks from Dell that include Vista and the drivers and utilities, but I thought I remembered having to make a set of disks when I got the computer. Is this needed?

Answer:Should I make a recovery disk???

Hi;If I may suggest that you make a full image recovery backup instead of making only recovery discs. When you mount the image backup file it will be good as new. Try using the paid version of Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image 11 or Paragon. They have files/folder backup capabilities which includes all drivers and programs. If you want a freeware try Macrium Reflect Free. If your hdd is a Seagate then at their website they have a software DiscWizard which is a downgrade of Acronis True Image 11 similar to Macrium Reflect Free edition. You will only need a reserved hard drive for it. You can also clone your hard drive using DiscWizard and Acronis True Image. Try it. It beats re-installing again(but again you will need a back-up drive). Wilders Security Forum has an official forum for Acronic True Image you may want to check it out. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65Regards,voltronDefender

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hi,

recently purchased a new computer and brought XP to install on it..

Question is>>

is it possible to create you own recoery disk like you get when you purchase a laptop?

( you insert the disk and it formats then loads windows and programs)


are you able to to this for any computer or is it specailly done, if it can be done how do you do it. i have the original xp disk

thanks,
Yankeebean

Answer:make a recovery disk

If you want to quickly restore your system to a state with all your programs, I would look into using Acronis True Image. It is cheap and works like a charm. Johnwill and I are both big fans of it and you can usually find it on the web for under $30.

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 It's probably just me.  I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to make a backup image and recovery disk, and I'm having no luck:  * If I try to place the backup image on the Lenovo drive (D, it says I don't have enough free space (28GB) on D: for the estimated size of the image (62.5GB) -- is 62.5GB a rational size for the image?; * If I try to place the image on the C: drive, it says the image can't be placed on the source disk, which I guess makes sense since I'd be modifying the input source data; * If I try to place the image onto DVD's, it says I don't have enough "temporal (sic)" space -- I guess they meant to say "temporary" space.  Can't it use the free space on D: as a work area? Anyway, I'm stuck.  Anybody have any ideas?  Do I have to add an external harddrive (via a USB port) and construct the "backup.wsi" image there?  BTW, I haven't mucked with the partitions or anything like that.  All I want to do is make a Recovery Disk in case my Y550 goes belly up. 





Al SpalmacinY550 4186-46U

Answer:How To Make A Recovery Disk?

have you tried to use compression methods?
or you can try to burn factory defaults instead of creating new one.

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Hi, This is probably an easy one to answer..My Mum and Dad have just decided to enter the computer world and have purchased a HP laptop, all ok.The instructions say that before you use it you have to make your own recovery disks,My Question is what media should you use DVD - R or CD - R or +R or doesn?t it matter?Thanks

Answer:make your own recovery disk

I would opt for DVD-R or CD-R depending on the size of disc required. I would also make a back up copy in case the original gets damaged or lost.

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Hello...I'm hoping that I'm in the right forum for 1...and please bare with me as I've never done this before and I'm extremely nervous I'm gonna mess it even more lol. But I'm trying to follow the directions in "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7" and when I got to the part (actually I'm just reading it all first) about making a Recovery Disk I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to. My laptop is in need of this Clean Install in the first place because I have no IE and I'm missing some important files like Program Files x86 there just gone poof gone...some of the other one that are missing I might not even be aware of and some are corrupted because when I try to get into them I get a nasty noise with a window and a error message saying something about windows hating me lol. So what happens if I can't make a Recovery Disk...then what? I originally was just going to do a clean install back to factory settings right out of the box but then I'm missing all the programs that actually came with my laptop. So ThrashZone saw my post in another Microsoft Windows forum and said he thought this would be better...I'm just really confused now. Especially with the Recovery Disk. I'm open to any help or suggestions anyone may have but to be honest I only speak plain english

Thanks
DoeZ

Answer:Not sure how to make a Recovery Disk

Welcome to the forum,

Is this the part you are referring to?






Quote:
4. Make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, following the steps given in your PC's setup literature or in the Manual located on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. As an alternative to Recovery Disks you can save a Windows 7 Backup Image or Macrium Image of the entire HD.● If you have a Recovery or OEM tools partition, these may not run after clean reinstall so be sure to make your Recovery Disks.

● You can wait until afterwards to see if Recovery or (Diagnostics) Tools partitions will run from boot to decide if you want to delete those partitions and recover the space into C or elsewhere (using Step 3 here).




From this tutorial,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Your specs only say Toshiba Laptop, can you give us the model number as well.

In the mean time I'll refer the author of the tutorial here.

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. Apparently as of Windows Vista Microsoft in it's ingenious asinine have decided to stop giving out dvd's and cds for operating systems. I've seen briefly something about a custom Toshiba application on the laptop to make a 'recovery' disk.Whats the differance between a recovery disk and a windows 7 install Disk?How would I go about making both? Any help would be greatly appreciated!Regards!

Answer:Create Install Disk? / Make Recovery Disk?

The differences in OEM recovery disks and a full Windows installation disk is that the former can only be used to restore that particular model of computer while the latter will install on any computer with compatible hardware.I don't know the exact procedure you need to use to create the disks but it should be spelled out in your manual and possibly even on your start up screens.Be aware that those disks will be created from data on a partition already on your hard drive. That partition can also be used to restore to factory settings. The primary reason to make the restore set is to have the means to restore in the event your hard drive fails. I advise you to make those disks ASAP and make copies of them too. You will only get one bite of the apple. That is to say you are only allowed to create ONE restore set. The process won't work after one set has been made.

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

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

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

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Is there any way I can restore what was in that partition?

Answer:Accidentally formatted UEFI System Partition, now Windows won't boot.

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order ASUS recovery disks from here:
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?..._detail&p=2860


Using the Start up disk.

Try doing a start up repair:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do start up repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi,

Let me explain what happened briefly.

When I tried to install my third OS in my laptop which is a linux base OS and I accidentally formatted system reserved partition and my second OS which is a linux base OS also. Since then, I can never boot window 7 professional 64bit which is my primary OS and my second OS. The laptop showed This not not a bootable drive and so on right after the flash bios.

Are there any solution that can help me out to restore the system reserved data? I have another hdd with window os but it is window 7 professional 32bit which is currently replacing this affected hdd.

I hope I don't have to use the final resource which is to format it as it contains important study materials and documents too.

Answer:Accidentally formatted system reserved partition and window won't boot

Run startup repair.

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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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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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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computer freezes. warnig of 354Mb free space of 8.66GB in HP_RECOVERY-D. DRIVE in windows vista 32bit, Hp dektop multimedia computer- How to make more free space in Drive Hp-Recovery D:

Answer:HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

You should not do this.The recovery partition is intended to allow restoring the system to it's original state. The partition and it's contents should not be modified in any way.

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Does anyone know of programs that can make your own dvd recovery disks of your current windows installation? So for an example I install vista fresh and all drivers and maybe couple games and or programs then later on in the future I can restore it fresh again with the same configuration. Thanks...
 

Answer:How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
 

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right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4910631_down...very-disk.html

well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
"This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help :) thanks!

Answer:Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp

someone please help!

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I bought a new cheap tower with windows 8 at Bestbuy the other day. I hooked it up and fired it up and started doin stuff on it. I realized later that it never asked if i wanted to make a recovery disk. What do i need to do to assure if it crashes i can boot it back up and load windows again?

skeeter

Answer:Should I and How do i make a recovery disk for new computer.

If it's a premade system, it should have an option to make recovery discs.

Try searching for "recovery" or "creator" on the program search screen, and see if an application to create recovery media is available or not.

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Hello,

I recently purchaced a new notebook, shipped with W7 64-bit HP. I need 32-bit in order to run certain programs, so I used my W7 Ult DVD and installed it on this laptop.

I did not delete the recovery partition that was already on the drive, but I re-installed my own W7 on the partition with the pre-installed W7.

This was a mistake... I lack a lot of drivers and pre-compiled software that is not available for download from the manufactor.

So, I hope there is a way to make the recovery disk bootable, so I can boot from it in order to respawn the pre-installed W7.

Any ideas and tips are more than welcome!

Answer:Make RECOVERY disk bootable?

All data will be DELETED, backup your data first.

You will need to mark the Recovery Partition ACTIVE.

1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)
Partition - Mark as Active

On reboot Recovery will start.

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Hey can somone tell me how to make a system recovery disk my pc just cashed and i am trying to fix it i am on my friends pc know so if u can tell me how to make one and i am useing windows XP and i need to know to make one and put it on a flobby disk so if anyone knows how please tell me thanks.
Thanks again

Answer:How to make a system recovery Disk

I don't know of any floppy that will do a generic recovery of a crashed system. I think you need to be more specific as to your exact symptoms and we'll work from there.

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