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

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

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

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

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.

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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 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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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 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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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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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 attached this old hard disk of mine. It is a 20 gig hard disk ATA 100
I was thinking of partitioning in the following way.
4 gigs for Windows XP
4 gigs for Windows 2000(do i really need Windows 2000 and Windows XP on the same machine)
4 gigs for LInux
8 gigs for miscellaneous.

I have currently got a 160 gig hard drive with Windows XP, i will make it my apps/data drive, just in case something goes wrong with the 20 gig drive, i will still be able to boot using my apps drive.

If i make the second drive my apps drive, do i need to have it in Slave mode, my motherboard has four IDE connections.

Answer:want to partition my hard disk and make it my system hard disk

Wait.... if you had the 160 as the drive with applications on it? Yes, it would be slave (jumpered) if you plan on booting from the 20GB.

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I just bought this new T410i and use the disk management for partition. I want to shrink the C disk to 50GB. But the disk management only allow me to shrink C disk to 120 GB. The allowable size for shrink is 0 when the C disk reaches the size of 120GB.  But actually the space in use in only 20 GB. How can I shrink it further? Thank you very much! I would appreciate it if you can give quick reply!

Answer:T410i - Disk partition problem~~

Windows 7 can only shrink up to the last unmovable file using it's built in partitioning tool. You can either try a defragmenter that consolidates free space, or use Partition Wizard.

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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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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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I Would like to make a partition on my hard disk but its only allowing me to make one of 13GB in size. I have over a 100GB space on my hard disk so how can i make the partition bigger? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:I Would like to make a partition on my hard disk

Use the Resize function on free Partition Wizard bootable CD which can resize System files not running at boot. It is the most valuable tool we use here in Install forum.

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Can I Image my recovery partition and copy it to a new hard drive, and run it somehow? If so how, and what program should I use? I was thinking Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Failing hard drive- Can I Image my recovery partition and make it bootable?

Any program that clones a given hard drive...leaves an exact image of the drive on the second drive.  Whatever partitions/files the cloned drive contains...the new drive will also have.
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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While poking around my disk management I found that I have a RECOVERY section of the hard drive. It is grayed out and I cannot see the files in it. When I got my Dell inspiron 17r n7110 from best buy they had lost the data from the box, so when ever I needed help I went to dell since I was in warranty. Now that I am out of warranty I have to go to 7Forums which is better. Any how getting back to RECOVERY, which must be the program files in case I get into trouble. It must have the OS and all of the drivers for the dell system files. So I think(which is dangerous for me) I have to make a bootable disk with this recovery data on it. I noticed from prior post that the s/n of the os is on the bottom of laptop.

So far am I correct in my assumptions.

I want replace my current hdd with a ssd and all I have to do is put the new drive and place the disk in the drive and go, and Voila I have the system on the new disk.

The only question I have is how do I make a bootable disk of the recovery, since it is greyed out (so am I) I do not know how so I need a step by step how to do this!!

I know you guys have the secret formula for this, can you help me out


Answer:How to make disk from recovery portion of hard drive

Really no secret varies from manuf. to manuf....
Check your Manual or visit the manuf.'s site for instructions.

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I have an asus laptop with a 5400 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I want to upgrade my storage to a new 2 TB hard disk. All the forums I have looked at regarding transferring the OEM recovery partition suggest that the new hard disk be of the same make and model as the originally supplied version, which obviously defeats the purpose of this operation.
Is it possible to transfer the recovery partition to a hard disk of different make and model, and how do I do it?

Answer:Transferring OEM recovery partition to an upgraded hard disk

With many laptops, there's a function that allows you to burn the recovery partition to DVDs, so that you can rebuild the laptop even if you have a total disk failure. Do you not have such a facility? That would probably be the easiest way.

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I've upgraded my X220 with an 80GB mSATA SSD, and initialized the mSATA SSD from Recovery Media, which leaves me with Recovery Partitions on both the SSD (new boot/system drive) and the hard disk (now data drive). Is there a way to point the blue ThinkVantage button to the Recovery Partition on the hard disk so I can free the space occupied by the Recovery Partition on the SSD without losing its functionality? Thanks!

Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]


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Answer:Boot from mSATA SSD with Recovery Partition on hard disk

I would be very interested to see the answer to this as well.

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After cloning my old hard disk to a new one which is double in size I ran into a problem. I was using a Acronis cloning tool for Western Digital, but my new hard drive was split in half. One bootable partition(same size as the old one 500GB) and a new
partition labeled Recovery partition which I cant use (also 500GB in size)

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I purchased a Lenovo G510s Touch for my parents who live in Iceland. When they had used it for 1 day the hard disk died and can not be recovered according to Lenovo resellers in Iceland. I purchased a brand new SSD instead and want to set Windows 8.1 up again on the completely new SSD. There is no official way for me to contact Lenovo for support on this even though the laptop has International warranty because that doesn't apply to Iceland, so there is no easy way to return the whole laptop so I'm going with replacing the HD and installing everything again myself, so the forums is my only hope. What does someone do in this sittuation where the hard disk failes on day one and the original disk is completely useless and needs to be replaced by a brand new one and no recovery disc exists? Hope someone can assist, I have no trouble setting up a DVD or USB with the install and setting up all the necessary drivers and such, I just don't know where to look for the source material. Orvar

Answer:G510s Touch - Hard disk failed before I could make a recovery disc

hi orvarh,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
As I understand your main concern as of now is to get a Windows OS into the system.
The concern is the Product key inside the Motherboard.
You can borrow a retail Windows 8.1 Installer but it will not push Since it will not work with the Product key in the BIOS (You will need to have you own product key which will only come if you purchase one from Windows)
Here the options I have in mind:
The recovery CD/DVD can be ordered from Lenovo Technical Support. This will auto Activate the Product key you have in the BOS.
Purchase a Retail Version of WIndows 8.1 with Product key from Microsoft
Solid Cruver

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The hard disk in my Z570 is failing and needs replacing. I've backed up my data, although not any full partitions. How can I back up the system restore partition, to install Windows on a new Hard disk? Can I use a partition tool to clone the recovery partition to another drive, then clone it back on to the new one? Will the recovery key work?

Answer:Z570 - replacement hard disk - transfer recovery partition...

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,
Lenovo G570 come with one key recover function. That function helps you to back up your computer or re-install the operation system by hitting the one key recover button.
You can create a set of recovery media using the One Key recovery , which can be used  to reimage a new hard disk as in your case
Please refer the thread below for details
Do give this a try and let us know  
Hope This Helps

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Hi All, Please tell me a way out. I have a Lenovo Y 500 series laptop and after about 2 years (not under warranty now) the Hard-disk crashes. How do i get the softwares and recovery partition back whcih had come pre-installed at the time i bought it. Please tell me if there's a way i can get it without much cost. Thanks in advance. 

Answer:Hard disk Crashed. How to get the recovery partition and other softwares that had come pre-installed

Only Lenovo has the resources to configure your hard drive with the recovery partition and the preinstalled OS. You will have to contact Lenovo phone support and ask about this service, and unfortunately it is not a free service.

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

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Hi folks,

I have a new Satlellite A200 and it will not boot up. Tried running recovery CDs but no joy.
Could someone please tell me, if I selected

'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'

would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

I have the recovery CDs but as I said, they don't work and I was wondering if clearing the HDD completely then running the recovery from the HDD recovery partition would help.

Sorry if this is a basic question for you guys! I've read through hundreds of threads, but can't find a definitive answer.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A200 - Does 'Erase hard disk' option remove recovery partition?

> 'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'
>would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

If you mean the hidden Vista WinRE partition then; YES

But don?t worry buddy; The Toshiba Vista recovery CD would format the whole HDD and would erase all partitions but it creates the hidden Vista WinRE partition again on the HDD.


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I have been on a few websites and they all seem to give me the same directions on how to make a partition. Well, these directions are not working for me.

Normally, you would be able to right click a partition and choose "New Simple Volume", but I am not given that option. I want to install an new OS (Linux Fedora) onto the partition so I can dual boot from 8.1 to said OS.

If anyone has any idea as to what I should do please help. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1: Unable to make Disk Partition

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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.


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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How do I make a back-up/recovery disk for Windows 10?  I made one when I bought this machine that had Windows 8.1 on it but I don't recall how I did it.  Help please.  Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:how do I make a windows 10 recovery disk

Hi there @PaulSenior?Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are looking for a method to make a recovery disk for your system after upgrading to Windows 10.  I am happy to help with this. The method you would have used to make recovery media for your original operating system would be to use the factory installed recovery manager.  As an FYI for the Windows 8 method -Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8)Troubleshooting HP System Recovery Problems (Windows 8)HP PCs - Creating and Using a System Image to Restore Your Computer (Windows 8) However those tools are not going to help for making a Windows 10 image. For Windows 10, the intention of Microsoft is to dispense with recovery images, however there are still ways to make one. Here are a few pages I found that cover the options in the operating system, how to make a repair disk, and to make an image. Recovery options in Windows 10 - to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.comReset Recovery Image - Create in Windows 10 - I hope this helps.

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

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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my ASUS PC stopped working (windows8) . it would not boot up to windows. I had no disks.
I bought another ASUS PC like the one that is broken. Can I make windows 8 recovery disk on my new PC and use the disk to boot up the old/broken PC? is it possible and How do I do this? thank you very much

Answer:how to make windows 8 recovery disk to use on another PC

If it is really the same, yes. The user manual should have instructions on how to create recovery media for the PC model you have.

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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.....

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Hi guys I am new in this forum & this is my first post, I need your help please,

I have purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop / PCG-71911M

the harddrive is partition in 2

the first partition is hidden, it have the Windows 7 installation with factory settings,

Please first I need to know is which button I am suppose to press encase I will need to make a factory installation, as you know their is something to press like f2 or something.

& the other thing I need to know is I made my laptop ready with Ms Office & all the programs I needed,

Now I need to made a dvd for when I go to make a restore disk, I need it to install my laptop as it is today with complete install can I do that ?

Hi to every body in this forum.,

Answer:Need help to make a recovery disk in Windows 7

The hidden partition generally contains all the software (as well as windows) the computer originally came with. It's a kind of backup but does not include your personal files.
In this case though some here may disagree with me. I really just suggest backing up personal files, as the computer can be restored to it's factory state at any time.

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

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 using vista

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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:)?


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

Hi -

Shrink the HDD -->

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .



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I'm fairly good with computers; started out in 1984 with the old Apple IIe. Just upgraded from Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Aspire 5610Z laptop.

Haven't been able to make a system recovery disk; get the message that the files are not on either my hard drive or my upgrade installation disk. What now? How do I go about making this disk.


brightlight 864

Answer:Unable to make System Recovery Disk in Windows 7

brightlight864,You can always use imaging software to make a backup of your working system. In the event of a crash, hardware failure or corrupted system, you can easily restore the backup....some let you do this outside of Windows.I rarely use the restore disk or program that is put on your hard drive by your computer manufacturer. The restriction is that it only images your drive from the factory so you go right back to the beginning of when you turned on your computer for the very first time.Check this link for numerous freeware alternatives. Simply browse through the Hard Drive Utilities or the like.I would personally recommend Acronis True Image. This is shareware but well worth the money. The thing I love about this program is that it allows you to make a bootable CD that you can carry with you and use on ANY computer (your friends, your work laptop, even one in an internet cafe) to make a complete system backup. The program is also very robust. For me, 5 out of 5 stars.Get it here:

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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon which I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on. In doing so I formatted the entire hard drive so that I don't have the recovery partition as well. I now want to reinstall the Win 8 Pro OEM which it came with. However I do not have any recovery media / partition. The product key is also not on the device, although I understand it is embedded in the BIOS. Can anyone please advise? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.


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Answer:Windows 8 Pro OEM reinstall - No recovery partition / disk

Good day and welcome to the community.
To return to the factory-delivered state, you'll need to contact Support (info below) and request recovery media. There may be an associated cost.
United Kingdom

THINK-branded products
English 03705-500-900 ( local rate) (Standard warranty support)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

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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 there: I would like to create a windows 7 recovery disk(s) but I can't find a "onekey" program to execute. I do have some thinkvantage programs on the computer but I don't see "onekey" anywhere. Is there a way for me to create windows 7 recovery disks? I would like to do a fresh install on my thinkpad. I do have a COA on the bottom of the computer. Thanks,

Answer:Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

OneKey is an Idea tool typically.  It's done with ThinkVantage tools on Windows 7 Think machines.
IIRC it varied a little over the years.  Sometimes it was an option in Rescue and Recovery, other times there was a direct start menu link, and sometimes it was in tools as above.

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I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery    how much does it cost i need to do recovery for ssd only i need direct link for that


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Answer:I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

can i download it from web site and pay by mastercard

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error message when attempting to create recovery disk on Gateway DX4860 - Hard drive configuration not set to factory default .backup aborted

Answer:Gateway desktop DX4860 unable to make Windows recovery disk

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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.I am trying to replace a T440 HDD to a new SSD.I want to copy everything, including the Windows 8.1 recovery partition. The trouble is that I can't figure out how to do it.I did successfully clone the boot partition to the SSD, and Recovery partitions does SEEM to be cloned as well, but when I try to do the factory recovery(just to check if it is working), For some reason the computer does not detect the recovery partition. Has anyone tried upgrading the HDD to an SSD and tried copying the recovery partition to the new disk? How did you do it?

W540(Sold), Helix(Sold), Tablet 2(Sold), Tablet 10, X120e(Sold), X201 Tablet, X41 Tablet(Sold), X41, S30*4, X32*4, 701C*4You could throw around your ThinkPad because it won't break.You can still throw around your ThinkPad because it will break anyway even if you treasure it.

Answer:Has anyone tried copying a T440 Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition to a new disk?

I did, no issues.  Just cloned the whole drive, easy-peasy, even shrank the c: drive partition to fit in the smaller SSD.  Everything came over.

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more

Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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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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hi there, yesterday i bought a new computer with 500gb hard disk, initially i partitioned 125gb for system and rest is unallocated and installed. then after completely installation i do another partition of 100gb and remaining is unallocated.i think 125 is huge for system.How much do i partiton complete hd memory and also how to reduce system drive memory?

Answer:partition hard disk in windows 7?

A hard drive is storage not memory.125GB for W7 is a reasonable amount, I wouldn't be looking to reduce it. By the time you install more programs, get Windows updates, security patches, and acumulate system restore points, you will be amazed how quickly space gets used up.You need to look at the longer term, not just what you need today.

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My laptop has 320 GB hard disk but it has not been partitioned. It has Windows Vista pre installed. Is there any way to make partitions from the C drive? C drive is my entire hard disk right now.

Answer:How to partition a hard disk which has windows

Sure, go Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Disk Management and right click on the drive then choose shrink. After the shrink you will then have to assign a drive letter and format the new partition. There's a command that you can run to go directly there but I don't recall it ATM. Someone else here knows for sure.

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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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Dear all My system has an age of 8 weeks (!) and initially after I bought i booted up the pre-installed windows7 and created the recovery dvd set (boot disc, and the 3 data discs). I then had to install a linux on the system which was running fine the last 8 weeks (complete wipe of disk prior to linux install).I now wanted back to restore the factory pre-installed win7 (again, wipe disk with image). While creating the recovery set there was no error seen. During the restore all went smooth, until the last few steps taken on data disc 3, there poped up a message like "windows failure, my be caused by hardware change" -> you only can click OK (which i made). After booting, you are not able to startup windows. Windows claims the error: Title: Windows Boot ManagerWindows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next"3. Click "Repair your computer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \windows\system32\winload.exeStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrput.  Thank  you very much for every hint or help! Kind regards,Rolf

Answer:T410i: Lenovo DVD system recovery fails! (windows failed to start)

Hello liro,the recovery process need 1 cd and 2-3 dvd´s.Check out this thread:

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I'm using Dell studio 1558 laptop with Windows 7 and 8 in dual boot.
I've 2 external hdd, WD my passport 0740 and Sony HD E1.

well in windows7, these 2 ex-hdd or any one of them doesnt go to stand by,
but in windows8, they go to stand by (stops spinning, indicator led goes off).

In both, windows 7 & 8, same time duration for "turn off hardisk after" are selected, and all other power options are same, I've checked.

Even i face the same issue with my windows 7 in desktop.

What should i do to make them go to stand by in windows 7 ?

Answer:How to make external hard disk sleep/stand by in Windows 7

I would shorten the Sleep period before it proceeds to Hibernate, to take advantage of the Hibernate function which is perfected in Win7.,

I set my installs to Sleep at 30, Hibernate at 45-60. This writes the desktop to HD and shuts the PC down, whereas Sleep keeps power to the RAM and apparently the USB ports. When you resume from Hibernation it also starts up much faster.

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I have just bought Dell laptop with Windows 10. However, it only has 1 partition (C:). How to create more partitions. Can you please guide.

Answer:How to create Hard disk partition in Windows 10

You can refer this link
Let me know if you have any other queries.

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I have bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop recently.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Hard disk: 700 GB

I want to create a new partition in my hard disk. Now there are 3 partitions: Primary disk (C 344 GB (windows is installed in this partition), Recovery (D 26 GB and New volume (E 327 GB. I want to take some 260 GB from C: & create a new volume.

But when i shrink volume C:, "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB" is not exceeding 1413 MB even if "Total size before shrink in MB" is 352819 MB.

You can find more details from the screen shots attached.

Also let me know whether i can do this creation of new partition without affecting the data in C:

Please help.....


Answer:Creation of new hard disk partition in windows 7

Yes you can...but there are some factors to consider. There is a limit to how many logical drives one drive can have, which I think is 4. The volume size of the main drive needs to be considered for performance issues and storage.

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Hello everyone,

Due to the fault on my hard disk, i was forced to format one of the partitions and install Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. But, the installation process can not proceed after Copying the operating System files and displaying an error message.

What is the best remedy to install the operating system on the first partition without losing the data on the 2nd partition?


Answer:how can i install Windows 7 on one of my hard disk's partition?

Welcome to Seven Forums love, what is the error meassge?

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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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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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This is what i did.:

I have my personal desktop (PC-A)
I built a new pc to be my new home server/home theater etc. (PC-B)

1- I got Hard Drive from PC-B and plugged it in PC-A (don't ask me why I did that! I was jet lagged from a 12 hour flight and was not thinking straight! (maybe because PC-B wasn't fully built yet and thought I would install windows 1st))
2- Installed windows 7 on the new Hard drive that's mounted on PC-A
3- Activated windows
4- Moved the Hard drive to PC-B
5-Booted PC-B but it said "Windows start failed." Tried to repair it but didn't work.

6- I mounted the Hard Drive back into PC-A and windows starts fine.

So it seems the change of hard ware setting is causing it and I windows repair tool couldn't fix it. Only options left is restore from system Image or clean re install.

-Now 'Im stuck with a non-working activated OEM copy of windows on PC-B.

Windows will still remain on same Hard Drive. It's not like I'm installing another copy onto a new HD or PC. Which means, only one PC will ever use that copy since its on that hard drive.

Now to my question:

Can I do a clean install and activate it again?

If not, how can I fix this and get windows to work on PC-B ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:I just activated windows 7 OEM but I messed up the hard disk partition and need to re

If you create OS disks with PC-A and use them while it is in PC-B you won't have to reactivate and you should be good to go from there. (You will still need to install drivers etc.)

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Hi everyone, I just created dual boot with both Windows 7 home edition and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Both windows also original license. I want to use another Windows 7 for testing purpose, but I don`t want to use virtual machine. After I installed the Windows 7 Professional, I able to see another partition windows 7 from My Computer. Is there any way to hide another partition from My Computer or disallow to access to it? If one of my Windows 7 got virus will it affect to another Windows 7 as it can access to another Windows partition?

Answer:Dual Boot both windows 7 in same hard disk different partition

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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guys is there any software to recover hard disk ,if available please contact as soon as possible really i have need of it too much.

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My wife's U510 hard drive has recently failed.  I have a smaller 120GB SSD that I'd like to swap into this machine.  Unfortunately, when I try to do this and use the Win 8 recovery USB that I created earlier, it fails.  The system reset fails, saying that the recovery partion cannot be found.  Is there a recovery disk that can be used or something else that I am missing? 


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Answer:Windows 8 - Recovery partition not recognized after hard drive swapping

nebhead, Welcome to Lenovo Forums! Thank you for taking the time to post your inquiry. I can see that the original hdd of the U510 has already crashed. The 120GB SSD would be perfect. The reason why the Windows 8 recovery usb did not work is because there is no recovery partition on the 120GB SSD. The Windows 8 recovery usb should be also bootable.  Solution : You can get in touch with Lenovo's Premium Services Premium Support. You can get a copy of the OEM windows 8 OS and all of its components, once you get the recoverable media you can install it on the 120GB SSD and to your surprise its like having a new U510. Their direct line is 1-855-271-3878 option 2.  Note : Since the Lenovo U510's hdd crashed, you really need to purchase the recovry media from Lenovo. I hope that this solution will work for you.

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Is it possible to only transfer a D: partition, which has the recovery image on it to a new hard drive and run the partition to get a fresh image? I have an Emachine T6528 with a 160GB EIDE HDD and want to transfer to a PATA 320 GB drive. I want to transfer only the D: partition but no data or O/S from the C: because it has become corrupted and I want a fresh image of the O/S, drivers, etc. I have backed up the data I need and will do a recovery disc, but don't want to clone the mess that it has become. Can't even run chkdsk at boot up. What is the best way to do this without having to purchase any clone software. Will this work on a new hard drive? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Transfer only D (recovery partition) to new hard drive on Windows XP sp3 Emachine

What I would do is clone the entire old hard drive, including the MBR to the new one. Put the new drive in the computer and try the recovery process. It usually overwrites everything on the boot partition anyway. Drive Image XML has a free version of cloning software.

The reason is, most manufacturers use a modified boot code to tell the PC how to boot to the recovery partition and where to install Windows. I can't speak specifically for the emachine, but the above is probably the easiest way. I've only done what you're trying to do on Dells.

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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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Hi, I'm using Vista and I tried to make a partition on my disk with no success.

I right clicked My Computer, clicked in manage, then disk management. I simply can't shrink Drive C to make space for the new partition. I have almost 40GB free in my disk and it will only shrink around 110MB. I have run scan disk and disk defragmantation, so I believe the disk is pretty healthy.

What's the solution for this problem?


Answer:Can't make partition on my disk

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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


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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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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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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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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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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.

Regards. . .



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

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

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

Hi buddy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Hi all,

I am preparing a laptop for sale, and have carried out a fresh install of Windows (booting from recovery CD). During this process, I selected 'Custom installation', followed by the hard disk partition containing my personal data and 'Drive options (advanced)', followed by 'Delete'. Is this a secure method of erasure or should I take additional precautionary steps before selling?

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Is deleting a hard disk partition on Windows 7 installation secure?

To tell you the truth, it really depends. How paranoid are you? Deleting the partition should be fine as long as you did a Clean Install of Windows and then deleted Windows.old.
Windows.old Folder - Delete

But if you're really paranoid, you might want to also Quick Format...
Format a HDD or USB well as using DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke). You simply load this tool onto a CD, DVD or USB and it securely erases all data from any discoverable hard drive until every single bit of data is permanently removed by overwriting all data on the disk with random numbers.
Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

But unless you have very important and private data on that particular hard drive, I suggest doing a simple Clean Install and at the most, a Quick Format.

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Hello everyone,

The main issue is that I have an ISO file on a USB and I've been trying to boot Windows from it. I get to the screen where it asks me which hard drive I want to install the OSS. I bought a new hard drive and as such it appears as Disk 0: Unallocated Space. From there, I select it and hit "next" but it gives me the error message: "Setup was unable to create a system partition or locate an existing partition."

I tried partitioning it, and then I tried formatting and that didn't work. Also, even though it is a SATA Hard drive, it is set as IDE on the BIOS.

One part I should point out is that the SATA cable I'm using is for my old hard drive which was a SATA 3.0 gb/s. This one is 6.0 gb/s. I'm pretty sure that they are backwards compatible but just in case this could be an issue too I should let people know.

Also, would it help if I burned the ISO on an empty DVD disk instead? I heard sometimes the culprit is things on USB.

Thank you

EDIT: Should point out that this is an old motherboard, but because I took the old hard drive out, it is a clean install, meaning that I have no OS at all

Answer:Windows 7 cannot install on new hard drive. Stuck on disk partition

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

In BIOS setup are there any settings for CSM, UEFI, Secure Boot or Legacy BIOS, or does the BIOS Boot menu show any UEFI devices listed?

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I have a HDD that was formatted in DR Dos by a PVR. Since I need more free space, I tried to download some files but windows does not recognize DR Dos format. Is there any way to read the disk with out formatting it in Fat32 or other partition compatible with windows?Thanks in advance. 

Answer:How can I access a Hard Disk Drive formatted in DR-Dos partition with Windows

It's probably on some weird DR-DOS only file system.  I suggest you grab a compatible DOS, boot from that and copy the files (unless someone knows of a driver for Windows that will enable access to the unrecognised HDD).  See

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I'm having horrible problems getting a working windows machine running. I had about 180gb of extremely important files on a seperate partion of a 298gb atapi hard drive, and I tried reinstalling windows on a smaller partition of the same drive. at the partition selection screen, the only option it gave me was to repartition the (already ntfs) partition as ntfs, so I did that, and it rebooted and when it (almost) came back up, I found out that it had wiped out every partition on the entire drive, so that it was just 298gb of unallocated space.
The only free partition revocery software I could find and use other than testdisk for linux is a program that has to be run from windows,
I tried using testdisk on the PartedMagic CD I use to recover the lost partition, and it saw everything but my important 180gb partition, so it was useless to me. Since then, I've tried installing windows on at least a handful of physical hard drives, and on every one of them, the windows xp installation starts fine, and gets up to the first time where it's supposed to reboot, and when it does reboot, it says:

Disk error
press any key to restart

I know it's not a problem with a single hard drive or (probably not) a hard drive controller, since as I said before, I've used a handful of physical hard drives, all with the same effect. Also, I can install a working installation of Ubuntu Linux 7.04 on them, and it boots from the hard drive just fine, which seems odd to me.
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Answer:urgent hard drive/windows installation/partition recovery problem

have you disconnected the other h/d whilst you install
the inicial load goes into ram and it hands over to the hard drive on the first reboot
check the jumpers are correct on the drive,with it the only one in set it as master
clear it first with dban
then do the format and install

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Hi all,

I'm trying to solve a hard drive problem on a friend's laptop which has Windows 7 preinstalled.

When booting, the recovery partition kicks in and checks the system for problems. It comes back with a 'Bad Hard Disk' as the root cause. What doesn't help is that I can't get into a command prompt as I get a message saying you have to be logged in as an Administrator to access the recovery console. It's a Toshiba laptop and after some googling it appears to be a common thing with Toshibas.

I've taken the drive out and put it in a HD Dock on another computer and run chkdsk /f. It didn't come back with any bad sectors, but it did repair some indexes and all seems to be okay. I can browse the files in Explorer just fine, even before I ran the chkdsk on it.

When I put it back in the laptop and try and boot it still tells me it's a bad hard disk.

Of course a reinstall is a last resort so I'm just trying to see if anyone has any ideas of anything else I could try?

Thanks all!

Answer:Windows Recovery - Bad Hard Disk

Run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, after backing up the data. It will need to be plugged in alone but can be in the native hardware since it's a bootable CD scan.

If prob continues work through these other sequenced steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums.

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Hi Experts, I want to do system recovery in my HP laptop. I went to 'HP recovery manager' to do the same but it is showing dissabled 'Please use recovery media to recover your system'. I then tried to run from my recovery CD by choosing F11 during booting. But from here also I am not able to run system recovery may be because my CD drive is not working. May I know how I can run system recovery from my recovery drive D? Thanks,Chandan

Answer:How to run windows recovery from hard disk.

If Recovery is being shown as disabled it usually means the recovery partition on hard drive has missing files or has corrupt files.To boot from your Recovery Disc- put it in the drive and shut down. After a brief wait power the laptop on. Start tapping Esc key. This should open a menu where F9 Boot options is a choice. Tap F9 and use arrow key to move down to select/highlight CD/DVD drive. Tap Enter key once selected.

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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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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


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

and a little info from wikipedia

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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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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?


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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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?


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


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

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

Windows 10 ISO Download

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

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I have an external hard disk of Samsung 650GB which got damaged when I was transferring some files to my pc through it. Now when I connect to any PC or Laptop it shows the safely remove icon but there is no letter assigned to it and also doesn't show up in My Computer though it can be seen in Disk Management.

I tried Mini Tool Partition Wizard but when I create a new partition it stops at 90%. I tried wiping out the partition but to no avail.

Is there any solution for it??? Please help.

Answer:Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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Hey there 7 forums!

I've just graduated from the Vista Forums (Thank god) with my purchase of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

So far, it's great; there is one little problem though:

Upon installation, i created a 50gb partition on my 500gb drive (Drive C: )

So, when I'm on my computer, it only shows one hard drive, drive C:, and with a maximum capacity of 50gb. However, i also have a 750gb hard drive, and the rest of the space on the 500.

I've looked into it, and its simply the "missing drive letter and paths" issue, and that's easy to fix. However, Diskmgmt.msc doesn't give me the option to do anything to the remaining 450gb from my primary drive.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium will not show other hard disk drives &partition

please post a full blown picture of diskmanagement (diskmgmt.msc)

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

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

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

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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I have an XPS (W 10) with a 500 GB SSD, I would like to partition a 1 TB HD (5400rpm) and make a disk image in order to backup the system.  On the other partition do daily file backups.  Is this possible and where would I find out how to partition to ensure it will work? 

Answer:How do I make a Disk Image backup from an SSD to a partition on an HD?

Reflect is much easier to use.  It's also more feature-laden than windows own imaging utility is.

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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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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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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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