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Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

Question: Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

I google searched high and low to see if this could be done, but the only answer I found was you can't do it because it's considered piracy (but Windows 8 & 10 have it built in). I have a Dell Latitude E6410 Windows 7 64bit. I want to take the Recovery Partition (and only the recovery partition) and put it on a USB. Make that USB bootable, so I can boot from it and return my Laptop to factory. I don't want to back up my current configuration. It would be like creating a Windows install disc that includes everything the Dell came with (drivers, programs, etc). I would then go through the setup process. THANKS for any help.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

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Answer: Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

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Hi all,

I would like to create a Bootable Recovery Partition On my laptop, just like the one that came from the manufacturer, except since I am migrating to Windows 7 I need to have that recovery partition be Windows 7 as well. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic Edition.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Answer:Installing Bootable Recovery Partition in Windows 7

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I've seen some fairly involved sites with methods to try this, don't have the links.
This is not easy to do.
Maybe someone will have a link to a way to do this.

Most people use a Backup and Restore Image program. They are easy to use and reliable,
you can backup right after installation and/or weekly and get back your OS with all programs installed and the OS activated in about 15 minutes.

Here are a couple free proven programs.

Macrium Reflect

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
A long list of free programs that will work With Win7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

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Hi eveyone!


I.know some of you may say that there are other posts that have solved this
But my case is particularly different..

My windows froze and crashed this morning.I have a sony vaio eb series laptop core i34gb ram
320hdd... Ive done a number of things:

Tried system restore.didnt work

Tried startup repair...didnt work either.


Tried system recovery but halfway through the formatting it got an error and stopped working.

But it did format my hdd and now i have no windows. And now when i press the f10 key
Which is supposed to take me to vaio recovery, The vaio recovery doesnt load but instead the windows recovery loads files, goes to the windows 7 bootscreen stays there for a while, and finally when i lt moves on it stops at a BLACK SCREEN WITH A CURSOR. Thats it. I have no windows anymore.. F8 wont work anymore. I tried installing through a bootable usb but the same thing happens with that too.. Tried installing xp but it crashes while setup loads.

So now i have no windows
A formatted hdd
F8 key doesnt work
F10 loads windows files boots windows and gets stuck at a black screen with a cursor...

PLEASE HELP! THANKS!

Answer:URGENT.Windows 7 install freeze recovery partition and bootable usb

If you have an activation key you can reinstall windows.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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I'm using truecrypt to encrypt C:\ drive (have only one windows partition). Problem is, that Truecrypt has its own boot loader and as I figured out, Rescue&Recovery partition is accessible only thanks to lenovo bootloader, whitch was owerwritten by truecrypt. Is there a way how to boot again to this R&R partition? Only C is encrypted

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title says it. i deleted my partition without rewriting or formatting and my mbr is intacat. any ideas?
 

Answer:Need a bootable cd for partition recovery

You already have one thread open on this subject with a reply in it already, they ask here not to open more than one thread on one subject at a time.

Multiple Postings - It is simply not acceptable to post your question more than once, or to post it in more than one forum. Choose the forum that your question or post best fits in, and place it there and only there. If, after posting, you feel it should be in another forum, use the "Report Thread" button at the bottom of the post and we'll move it. We also reserve the right to move posts to other forums and delete duplicates.
 

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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Hey there guys.....
I recently had a HD crash and had to install a new HD. Its a 350 Gig WD into a ASUS laptop.
On the origional disk I had a cleverly protected partition with the origional factory setup of VISTA on it. Should anything go wrong with the VISTA operating system then this bootable partition would come into play and do a clean install.
I also had the option of pressing F9 during booting to allow me to reinstall to factory std.
I would like to be able to have a similar setup with my new HD and Windows 7.
I have googled and found many options but nothing the way I want it. Most options explain the use of the recovery partition once wndows is loaded. I the recovery partition to run from a boot if F9 is pressed. This is the way it was and I would like to have it the same with my new setup.
I will appreciate any assistance with this at all.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Howdy,

Yes that setup is OK but as you have found out that when the HD goes faulty so does the backup.....you best way is to use a program like Acronis TrueImage and make a Clone of the drive and either put it on DVDs or another HD.
 

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

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Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

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How do I make a recovery partition on a custom made PC using HP Backup and Recovery. I downloaded that from their website. I can make backups but I can't store them to separate partition on my 180 GB harddrive. If I succeed in making a recovery drive, how do I make it bootable by pressing f10 or something?

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I would like to know if it's possible to restore the computer by copying the entire recovery partition over to a bootable USB flash drive? I have already created the recovery discs, but I would like to preserve the factory recovery partition and use it externally since I want to completely remove it from the hard drive. (I need to remove a partition so that I can use MBR2GPT to create a UEFI boot partition for Windows 10). Here's what I did so far as a test... I copied the recovery partition as-is (no change in size) using MiniTool Partition Wizard over to an external hard drive. When it was done, I marked the partition as active so that it would boot. Upon restarting, the computer detected the recovery partition on the external drive and successfully booted into the recovery manager. Now, the question is, will it successfully recover to the internal hard drive should I ever need to preform a recovery?

Answer:Copying The Recovery Partition And Using It On A Bootable US...

Hi,No member in this forum has reported a success in doing this.I have also been disappointed twice previously?If you do it successfully, this thread would be bookmarked for sure, for any future referenceRegardsVisruth

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Hi. I am using WS2008 however the procedure is the same as Win7.

What I want to do, is have the ability to install, on a partition, a bootable partition where it will allow me to install Windows from a directory which contains the entire contents of the DVD/ISO which is on location on another HDD (on the same computer)

how is it possible to do this? Basically this is for a server that exists "out there" and have no access to it. I manage it myself etc... and I know this is possible to do, but has been such a long time since Ive done it.

What is it that I need to install on the computer to allow me to go into some mode (recovery mode maybe) so I can run setup?

Thanks

Answer:Basic Bootable partition/Recovery mode?

You can take a look this tutorial:
Recovery Partition - Create

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I've got a W520 with a hard drive that has been completely wiped aside from the Q/Recovery partition. Is there a workflow for using the recovery partition to rebuild the factory Windows 7 install?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:W520 - Using the recovery partition without a bootable OS installed

1. Grab ImageX from Microsoft (somewhere).2. Get a bootable USB with Windows 7 setup3. Boot into the USB and enter repair tools (Command Prompt)4. Navigate to the recovery partition, FactoryRecovery folder.5. Note the size of sdrivebackup.wim6. Use DISKPART to create a partition of at least this size. Make sure it is the first, it is active, and set to bootable.7. Use ImageX to apply sdrivebackup.wim to this partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\sdrivebackup.wim [newpartition]:\8. Then use DISKPART again to create an appropriately sized Windows 7 partition (presumably all the remaining space).9. Again, use ImageX to apply cdrivebackup.swm to the newly created Windows 7 partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\cdrivebackup.swm [newwindowspartition]:\Ideally this should make it work. If it doesn't, try a Startup Repair from the Windows install USB to fix any bootloader issues.

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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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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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Hello Everyone,

I just got a new laptop that has a 256GB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD Storage drive. Dell put 2 recovery partitions and and OEM partition on the SSD and I want to maximize my SSD space. I have already created a USB recovery media but I would like to be able to still reset or refresh my PC if I need to while on the go. Is there a way to move or copy these partitions over to the HDD and have the Windows Recovery Environment still be bootable and the reset and refresh functions still working?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive

from command prompt(admin)
type> diskpart
type> list disk
type> select disk # (# being the disk number for the ssd)
type> list partition
type> exit
type> reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd window

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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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Hi,

The Issue: I 've been googling since days for an answer but no luck so far. I would appreciate if somebody can direct me how I may reinstall my operating system from recovery partition. For now, I only can go to my recovery partition using command prompt from vista recovery disk. The operating system has already crashed. But My Acer Aspire 5737z has recovery partition E with all files in it.

The Problem background: During complete recovery of my vista home 32bit OS with Acer recovery program the system crashed. Now everytime I start the PC, the windows tries to load and then an error message appears telling that windows was not set up correctly and I should restart.

Efforts: I downloaded windows recovery iso and corrected the boot errors but same error message continue to come and OS does not load. Using command prompt from vista recovery disk I used imagex command to expand one of the wim files into my C drive. It created windows folder, program files and users folder but there is no other file in c. May be I can manually create some of the boot files or something, but this has not been my field of expertise.

Thanks for reading it and thinking about a solution already.

Answer:acer 5737z vista recovery partition exists but not bootable

I'd suggest ordering a set of recovery disks: Order Recovery Discs (USA)

But first I'd run some free hardware diagnostics just to make sure it's not a hardware problem that's causing your issues:





H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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Hello

I have 4 HDDs: 1 x 1TB, 2 x 565GB and 1 x 250GB. The 1TB HDD has windows and all my games etc, one of the 512GB HDDs was used for storing backups and movies, and the other two drives were encrypted using truecrypt, but I rarely used them for anything.

I decided to use the 565GB HDDs in RAID1 so I removed the encryption, made a backup of the data and setup the RAID in the BIOS. I removed the 250GB drive from the computer since I wasn't using it. All seemed good, but when I booted the computer booted to the true crypt boot loader and said "No bootable partition" with no way to bypass the bootloader .

I made sure the 1TB drive was the boot device, but I still get taken to the true crypt boot loader, this drive has NEVER been encrypted.

I used my windows 7 recovery disc to try and run startup repair, it runs, but I still get taken to the boot loader and windows isn't listed in the list of installed operating systems startup repair shows. I tried to repair the MBR, but the repair disc didn't have bootsect.exe on it, I put in the windows 7 install disc and ran it from there, I did NOT reboot using the install disc, just swapped the disc out because the install disc wouldn't let me use the repair option. The repair ran and when I rebooted I got a message saying "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media. Press any key to continue".

Anything else i can try?

Answer:Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.

Nice fixed that problem, got bootmrg problem which I think I fixed, now its BSOD on windows loading screen

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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.
 
Louis
 
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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Using the system below, I've tried to install my retail licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit in a partition I created. This is a new system under extended warranty so OVERWRITING or REPLACING the OEM OS is not desirable. The installation went all the way to the end and gave me an error message hardware not compatible with the OS being installed. I pretty much followed this tutorial:
How to Dual Boot Pre installed Windows 8 with Windows 7
I have a legacy Microsoft Train Simulator which I need to have run for the purpose of creating content. It worked fine with Windows 7. 10 collective years of those working with this program have pretty much concluded it won't run with Windows 8.x. When I first received this system, with the help of Dell technical support, we overwrote the factory installation with Windows 7 and it worked flawlessly, including the simulator. Changes were made in the F2 setup utility. Shortly after that I made the decision, perhaps stupidly, to return the system to it's factory configuration since that's what I paid for.
Any additional help would be appreciated.
Hank Sundermeyer
Newark, DE

DELL XPS 9530 Laptop
Windows 8.1 64bit
4th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-4712HQ CPU 3.3 GHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5

Answer:Not able to get Windows 7 in bootable partition

Since you have a quad core it may be fast enough to load Windows 7 as a guest OS using the free VMWare Player. The player is very easy to set up. Once W7 is installed opt to install VMWare Tools when prompted. It will let you drag and drop files from W8 to W7 and vice versa.

I have tried getting W7 x64 to boot as a VHD several times with no luck. But it works fine, if a bit slower, in VMWare Player.

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If a machine has a bootable Ghost Partition, and windows xp installed - how can I get it to boot from the Ghost partition so that I can re-image it?
 

Answer:Bootable Ghost Partition / Windows XP

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Hi, I am really in need of help right now . Please i want to know how to create a window 7 bootable partition. Thank you

Answer:making windows 7 bootable partition

You install win7, which in turn, makes the 1st primary partition bootable.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I have a disk that contains a Win7x64 partition. Previously the drive contained a small, active boot partition that would load Windows from the current partition. Now, however, all that I have is the Windows partition. I rebuilt the MBR/Partition table, and my Windows partition is active. Now, I'm trying to build the BCD and related files so that my system will load Windows.

I booted from the Win disk and tried the automatic repair three times, which did not help. So, I tried the following manual operations at the command prompt:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootsect /nt60 all /force
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD
del C:\boot\BCD
bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit /import c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit /timeout 10
attrib -h -s C:\boot\bcd.temp
del c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit /create /d "Microsoft Windows" /application osloader
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} device partition=C:
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} osdevice partition=C:
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
bcdedit /set {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c} systemroot \Windows
bcdedit /displayorder {ca9be6f8-ff00-11e2-87ab-da25c2e31d5c}

Every command completed successfully, but Windows will not start. The system boots, but hangs with a cursor in a black screen. I can't think of any oth... Read more

Answer:Making a Windows partition bootable without a "reserved" partition

Those edits are old school, XPired methods that leave you without WinRE and other important functions. We use automated methods now since there are many more parameters requiring testing and repair than just the BCD when you change the Active boot partition.

Mark the Win7 partition Active, then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

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Hi!

I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.

Miro

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I have a Dell Latitude C400 laptop with no CD-ROM drive from which to install Windows XP. However, I do have a second laptop I can use to manipulate the hard drive and copy files onto it.At the moment, I have created two partitions on the hard drive; the active partition is about 1GB, and I copied the Windows XP setup CD to it. The other partition uses the rest of the space on the drive and will be home to my installation. The plan is to install the HDD back into the C400, boot to the setup partition, and install Windows to the larger partition. I would then move the HDD back to my second laptop and use a special boot CD I have to go in and change the larger partition to the active partition.The problem is that the setup partition will not boot like the setup CD; I get an NTLDR error. What can I set up on the setup partition that will boot up and start the Windows setup program?

Answer:How do I create a bootable Windows XP install partition?

You need to install MS-DOS in the 1GB partition.Copy over the contents of the Windows XP CD in to the partition.Boot MS-DOS and run the install:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307848Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hello everyone I have copied the contents of a windows 7 x64 installation DVD onto a hard disk partition. This is so I can launch installation and recovery's from disk without the need for a DVD or DVD-drive. Can anybody tell me how to make this partition bootable ?

Thanks in advance
Chris

Answer:Make Windows 7 installation partition bootable

Just use easybcd to add a boot menu entry for that partition. If you dont know what I'm talking about, follow this tut.

Recovery Partition - Create

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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 currently have a disc copy of windows 7 and I am currently running it as my main OS as well. I was wondering just in case my computer decides to have a few issues is there anyway I can make a data partition to store windows 7 or put it on a flash drive so that in the incident of a hardware failure I would be able to go into my bios and boot the recovery partition or boot it from a flash drive allowing me to reinstall the OS.

Answer:How can I make a bootable flash drive and data partition for windows 7

What do you mean "disc copy"? Do you mean you have Windows 7 install DVD or ...? If you mean you have only the Windows 7 that came with the computer, on the hard drive, then you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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Hi All

I have made a bootable USB drive on my Windows 7 machine using a Windows 7 x64 ISO file (4.6GB) and Power ISO.

When I want to boot from the USB drive on my new Windows 8 x64 laptop, it does not pick up the bootable USB drice. However, I changed the Boot Mode to Legacy with UEFI as 1st option, so now it picks up the USB drive in the Boot menu

All fine, but when I want to install Windows 7 on a new formatted Partition, it tell me that it cannot install windows on a GPT Partitioned Drive.

How can I fix this? I cannot format the partition to MBR scheme, it does not give me the option, not even from diskmgmt.msc

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Install Windows 7 from Bootable USB drive - GPT Partition issue

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How do I make the second partition, which includes all files from another hard drive, pretend that it is the main partition? I want to simulate the second partition being my main one for a while.

OR

How do I resize system partitions?

Background:
I am in deep trouble...

A while ago I made a hard drive image with Drive Snapshot (http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/). A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I certainly want to restore it. Although, I can't afford waiting for a new hard drive, and I want to restore it to another computer instead. My goal is to be able to boot into the old system with all programs and settings intact!

Setup:
- A stationary computer where the hard-drive snapshot resides (300 gb)
- A crashed laptop computer (38,7 gb)
- A target stationary computer with two partitions: (system c: 38,8 gb, d: 38,6 gb)

The problem is I cannot restore the 38,7 gb image file to the d: partition as it is 0,1 gb too small!!

I cannot use the 300 gb computer, and I cannot afford to delete the system partition of the target computer! I see only two options:
1. Resizing the partitions on target computer
2. Mounting the snapshot-image as a virtual drive (done), and copy all files but the movie-files etc to D:

Problems encountered:
1. This is impossible as the C: is the system partition and they cannot be made smaller with programs like Acronis PartitionExpert...
2. Although all files but the movies are copyed, I cannot make it boot!
(method: I use a virtual pc that m... Read more

Answer:How to make second partition bootable / restore hd image when partition is too small?

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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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I read all the messages about making sure the partition is botable. However nothing was mentioned about changing a partition that has an existing OS working on it from not bootable to bootable.
I have two HDD with two partitions each. One HDD has Windows 98 on partition 1 and storage on partition 2. The other drive has Windows 2000 Pro on partition 1 and Windows XP Home on partition 2.
When I set up my partitions with Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools, the only partition that was made bootable was the one active partition with Windows 98. The other three partitions are primary but non-bootable.
I use the Windows loader to access each OS.
Now I need to format the Windows 98 partition but can't take a chance of wiping out the MBR which is on the first disk and thereby having no way to access Windows XP for regular operations until I get 98 working again.

So does anyone knowif it's possible to change the status of a working partition (Windows XP) from non-bootable to bootable without destroying the partition? Other wise I have to completely clean both drives and start over from scratch installing all the OS.
 

Answer:Change partition from non-bootable to bootable.

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I need to make a Bootable USB drive with Windows 7 Recovery Console to proceed with MBR infection removal for my HP Mini (no optical drive, I don't have an external optical drive). This is an aside to a thread I have in Malware Removal regarding internal_power_error on shutdown.

Advice? Thanks! M.
 

Answer:Bootable USB with Windows 7 Recovery Console

Greetings, mrmrmrmr.

Interesting - this is something I've always wanted to try. I'm wondering if you could use Pendrivelinux and point it to your Win7 RC .iso. Might be worth a shot.
 

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R
rescan
exit 

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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I have a 40GB Hard Drive partitioned into two windows xp partitions and one hidden recovery partition. The C: Drive has my bootable Windows XP(16 GB),the F: Drive has a 19GB Non-bootable Windows XP logical partition, 1 GB is used by the hidden recovery partition. Recently, I downloaded big files to my non-bootable partition, extracted and zipped them into CD Size files for burning. After burning I deleted all these files BY Right Clicking on them then delete or highlighted them then used the Delete Key on the keyboard, ran disk clean up and then fragmented the non-bootable partion. To my surprise, the volume on the non-bootable partition shrank exponentially from almot 15 GB free space to 2GB. No matter how many times I cleaned the partition, fragmented it. These deleted files are still taking space from the partition and I don't seem to know where they reside. I cleaned the recycler that is showing in the same partition but to no avail. My question is, where do the deleted files in a non-bootable partition go after being deleted? Certainly, they don't go to C: Drive recycle bin because I already checked there.I even tried to work from Safe Mode but no luck yet. The volume is shrinking exponentially and every file I delete still subtracts from the partition's volume although when I selected all showing and hidden files, the volume is not even 10% of what is used from the partition.

If it matters here is some extra info:
* I am using, a company's Toshiba Tecra... Read more

Answer:Where do the deleted files in my non-bootable Windows XP partition take from the disk free space?

Just my opinion: Since this is a company system...it seems (to me) that this is a matter for the company's IT personnel...not one for individual suggestions by an unknowing audience.

Especially so since an enterprise network may be involved.

Louis

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I've got an SSD drive and obviously storage space is premium. I've got the Lenovo recovery DVDs. Is there any way to reinstall everying and prevent it from installing the recovery partition? Or is it better to delete the partition after Windows installation?

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

you can't prevent the recovery media from reinstalling the recovery partition.

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

Answer:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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What size flash drive do I need?

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Bootable USB Flash Recovery Drive

If you checked the "Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive" box.

On most systems: "The drive must be able to hold at least 16 GB, and everything on the drive will be deleted."

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I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

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Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation













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Answer:Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hello,
 
The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad.  I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.
 
If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Microsoft state After you install Windows 8.1, you won't be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows. How do I make a recovery media, disk or USB for my G505S  ??

Answer:G505s Recovery Windows 8.1, destroys recovery partition

I should make it clear I want to make a recovery usb for Windows 8 before I upgrade

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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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Just wanted to post this to possibly help others avoid spending 6 hours trying to fix something that should've taken 2 minutes (Lenovo phone support = major thumbs down). If you need to use a USB drive as your Windows 7 recovery media (for example, if you want to use it to put Windows 7 on a new hard drive), what I found worked for my T520 was to follow the steps described in this thread by zoltanthegypsy.  I I typed in the 6 lines he notes and skipped the ones he put the line through, and voila it worked (I had already gone to the Q drive and created the recovery media on my USB drive, so zoltan's steps were a lifesaver).   If you haven't created your USB recovery media on the USB, then I think you can follow the steps here.  I wish I would have found this article before I ever started, but it didn't come up using search criteria like bootable usb drive. It should. I also found a forum thread somewhere that said I needed to download some Microsoft tool and then get an iso from the MicroSoft store. This was NOT necessary.  I spent a lot of time rooting through the forums, finding many wrong answers, before stumbling across zoltan's message above. Lenovo's phone support was a complete waste of time and sent me down rabbit trails that wasted most of my day.  Then on top of this they tried to sell me on a $60 support call (and tried to sell me recovery disks) when the USB worked just fine with a fix that took literally 2 minutes. Leno... Read more

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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows 10 Recovery Tools and Bootable Rescue Disk in ISO format
Based on the Win10PESE project found on TheOven.org - Thanks to those that contributed..
It allows you access to any non-working system and provides you a visual means to repair that system.
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.

Win14393PESE_x86 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 433562841A1DFAB69B8CA6C944B678C96E3843FEBD9D3EB3F118B1E47E49F7DC

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Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 5E0EA09B00FCC15E40B6F11FFDC5014C40128CA89A3991F518DB92F40616543B

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MODIFY WINPESE (New)


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NavyLCDR said:

Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!









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Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files
Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

To Download Official Windows Setup Media > Use Option #16
This Program supports any Windows 8/8.1/10 Setup Media with an Install.wim or an Install.esd

Image Health
The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

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Hello

As my Acer Aspire 4920G's factory-fitted hard drive (160GB SATA) died last week, I bought a new WD 250GB SATA and installed it.

Luckily I've burnt two recovery DVDs the day after I've bought my laptop in 2007. So according to Acer's yada yada... these two DVDs can recover my laptop into its factory setting. (These are bootable DVDs..and they boots fine)

However, when I tried to recover using these disks, the Acer recovery programme said, no valid partitions found (even after I've installed the new WD HDD). Then, I borrowed a Vista Ultimate disk from a friend of mine and created two partitions on the new HDD.

Aftet that, I booted from Acer recovery disks and let it continue...wow... this time it worked...

After about 10 minutes the Acer recovery console told me that everything's been recovered... you may reboot the machine...

So that's what I did...then what... the machine gives me the POST Beep noise.. but with a blinking hyphen at the top left corner of a black screen... with no HDD activity visible. I waited and waited... nothing happened.. so I kept pressing keys of the keyboard... after a short while.. the PC speaker started giving me BEEP BEEP noises constantly.... without any progress...

So I tried to re-boot from my friend's Windows Vista Ultimate CD and used the Windows Boot Recovery facility. Then it gave me an error message saying... "Windows found an error... but it cannot be fixed." then I checked the DETAILS... it said.. &qu... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista won't boot after new HDD and full bootable recovery

Hi I have an Advent 5431 with a similar problem the only difference it that I haven't installed a new hard drive. I can't reboot from the recovery disks, hence black screen. I am using Vista (home) OS. I don't know if it could work for you but another forum suggested using the 'Ultimate boot CD' (www.ultimatebootcd.com), I downloaded from PC world as it was easier than using their homepage. It hasn't worked for me, but you never know, it could work for you. If you find a cure, can you please let me know. Best regards, Mick. User name Twizzle.

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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows Rescue Disk using WinPE
It allows you access to a non-working system - and provides a visual means to repair the system
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.
Updated Win10PESE ISO
version 10586

WIN10586PESE_x64.ISO <<----
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WIN10586PESE_x86.ISO <<----

Windows 8.1 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

WIN8.1PESEx86 ISO DOWNLOAD <<-----
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WIN8.1PESEx64 ISO DOWNLOAD <<-----
Modify WinPESE Boot.wim and Create New ISO
Modify-WinPESE.zip
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SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files

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Originally Posted by NavyLCDR


Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC SCANNOW and DISM RESTOREHEALTH - Repair Corrupt Files

Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP

Preferred Windows 10 ISO > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
This Program supports any ISO with either an Install.wim or Install.esd

The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

Opti... Read more

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Professional and I need to somehow use system recover to sort out the multiple problems. The OS was installed when it was new and no WIndows OS DVD's were issued with the laptop.  The WIndows install is 100% legit. The problem is only the failure of Lenovo to give customers the OS DVD's with the new laptop. The Lenovo warranty period has expired and their help/support is less than useless.
The recovery method in the Lenovo instructions does not work! I press the Novo key and F11 and get to the start of the recovery process where I select language and then when I click Next, the process stops with an alert saying I need to log in - see system administrator.
So I am unable to use the built in Recovery method.
I read there are several other methods of recovery and two of them I have explored:
1. Mircosoft website has a software-recovery section where I can enter my Product ID/Key and language and download an ISO for burning to be used as an install disk for fresh WIndow 7 Professional install.  The required 25 character Windows Key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) which I obtained using a registration key app but is not accepted by Microsoft so I cannot proceed to download an ISO. I believe the Key is correct as it matches what I recorded one year ago and is same using two different Key recovery apps.
2. The Lenovo website gave instructions for burning DVD's to be used for restoring the laptop to as released from factory s... Read more

Answer:about Recovery Partition/Recovery methods - Windows 7

The site that you inputted your key does not accept OEM keys. Right click Computer > Properties. At the bottom of the page you will see your PID. If it has OEM in the PID then you cannot download an iso from Microsoft's site. You can input your key into the Ultimate PID checker and it will tell you the key is Valid.
 
If you created DVD's using lenovo's utility then you should not need to enter any key. It will be pre-activated.
 
When it asks you to login does it have a user and password box? Can you post a screen shot of the window?

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HI
I'm trying to re-install Windows 8 as it is not working properly, but did not make a copy of the  Dell software image when I bought my Dell XPS 8500. I can not now make a copy of the software image.
When I use Dell Backup and Recovery, it says "it can not detect the recovery partition on this computer it may be missing or corrupt. To recover your computer to the original factory state and restore the recovery partition please use your system recovery discs"
In the past I would have just re-installed the OS from the provided discs and I'm not sure what to do next. At the moment the OS is not working correctly.
Help!
ThanksPaul

Answer:Windows 8 Recovery with no OEM DVD or USB drive or recovery partition

Dell made a software called "Dell Backup and Recovery" to help it's users to backup or recover the Operating System, Factory Installed Drivers and Applications and Personal User Data like Music, Videos, Photos and documents etc. To do so, Dell creates a Hard Partition called Recovery which contains an image of the Operating System, Drivers and Factory installed 3rd party applications like Mcafee Anti Virus which are all together known as Factory Image. Dell recommends it's consumer to backup this Recovery Partition in USB Flash Drive or Multiple DVD's as soon as they Fire the PC for the first time. Now, as you mentioned that you're recovery partition is corrupt, and you don't have the Recovery Media Disc's, none of your data could be recovered. If you PC is covered under warranty, you can call Dell Technical Support and request for the Windows 8 Media Kit & License Key and can simply do a full Operating System Reinstallation. If your PC isn't covered under warranty, you might need to Purchase the Retails Version of Windows 8 Media Kit with License Key for a $100. Remember that you can't use any other Dell Windows 8 Media Kit that didn't not came with your Dell PC as each Dell Windows 8 Media Kit has a Unique System Specific License Key for Windows 8 which is Injected into the System Bios and can't be retrieved by the User.
Next Time if you purchase a new Dell PC, Always remember to make the Recovery Media using Dell Backup... Read more

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I am posting this because the superficial info that came with my new N580, related to creating a System Recovery disk, was misleading and incomplete.    This info led me to try to create a bootable USB flash drive, which would not work.    See this link:  http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/restore-windows-8-with-system-image-recovery/7464   The link is mostly about Restoring Windows 8, but the best part is the way to create a bootable System Image Recovery Tool on a CD or DVD.   For some reason Microsoft does not mention this method in the same way it mentioned creating a bootable USB drive.   The method involves using the Windows 7 File Recovery utility (included in Windows 8, but thoroughly hidden) to create what the utility calls "a system repair disk".   This disk can often be used to boot an improperly cloned Win8 HDD and get into Win8 when the HDD itself can't be booted.      This is one of the first things a new owner of an N580 running Windows 8 should do before anything can go wrong.

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

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

Anybody - please help.

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN and while partitioning I lost somehow have lost the automatic recovery faciltiy that used to recover the whole system from the recovery files stored in a hidden drive.

Now I have copied the contents of the recovery drive using linux but am not able to create a bootable recovery disc with that so that I can recover to the original factory settings as I having a problem with many drivers if I install the same OS separately.

So is there any way that I can create a bootable recovery media for my system from that contents of the recovery drive, just copying in a pendrive or DVD isnt serving the purpose.

Answer:How to creat bootable recovery disc with the contents of recovery drive

Hi and welcome to TSF you should have made recovery disc when you first got your machine there should be software on it to allow you to make the discs all the manuals drivers etc should be here Support for VPCEH25EN : E Series : VAIO? Laptop & Computer : Sony India

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Hi
I used CLEAN in DISKPART and i delete all partitions of my only disk.
Now i dont have any OS on my laptop and i want recover partition by "Partition Wizard" or "Test Disk" that can boot from CD but i fear that this bootable program overwrite on my only disk to load itself and some part of my data will be lost.
Am i right?
I must apologize because of my weak language skills.

Answer:May i lost my data in recovery by bootable recovery programs?

It depends on how valuable your data was and much you want to spend to get it back. The best chance you would have of retrieving your data would be to take your hard drive to a professional recovery service, explain to them the exact steps you did to delete your partitions and pay the professionals to retrieve your data.

I have successfully - many, many years ago - recovered a deleted partition using software that I purchased, but I can't remember exactly which software it was - I only used it once.

Software such as this:
Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

Is meant to be booted from CD/DVD/USB and not write to the hard drive so that it can read possible markers left on the hard drive to indicate where the partitions used to be and restore them.

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Hi guys: My problem was started by crashing my windows 10 soon after Logging windows password.?First of all  I tried Recovering by F11 method. But an error showed up saying Your device needs to repaired and not connected kr cant be acessed (Code: 0xc000000f).?Then i tried Repairing windows from bootable windows 10 USB but again it failed too (Error was startup repair cant repiar your system).?After trying this when i pulled my usb out,  i was not able to start my windows because on startup ,before windows 10 logo ,every time an error showed up saying (No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key)?So i thought i could help my self by formatting c: drive and installing new windows from usb. But again i failed , error saying (your partition is of GTP type) after formatting c:?So To get rid of (no bootable device) error on stratup i thought i can get rid of it by formatting MBR partition and another very first partition labelling System. Both of them were 26OMB and 128MB respectively.But nothing happened after formatting both of them too.  I forgot to tell that apart from builtin windows 10... i had installed windows 7 too in my system long before all this story.when everything was Alright.?At this moment following Partitions are on my Hard drive.?Partition 1:  260 MB , Typeystem , Name: MBR, ( Currently formatted by me, mentioned above)Partition 2:  120MB, Typeystem, Name: (I dont remember lable , but i formatted i... Read more

Answer:WINDOWS RECOVERY FROM RECOVERY PARTITION

Yes. Send a picture of the partition layout. I fear you have created quite a mess here and I wonder if maybe there is a problem with the hard drive. Have you run an F2 diagnostic scan on the hard drive? 

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Possibly someone can help me.

*My System:*
Toshiba Satellite L-300 - 1AY
Model#: PSLB8E
SN: Y8099024Q
Currently using Win-Vista Home Premium

I had to replace my HDD due to failure; new disk is working OK. I restored my SW from an older back-up made by Acronis using a USB stick to boot into Acronis recovery and using BU files located on my external USB HDD.
I restored drives C and D as well as WinRE.
I want to reset the system to the factory state and start all fresh!

Unfortunately I can not do a factory restore using F8 because that option is now not offered to me anymore. F8 suggest to restore from optical disks

So I load my recovery DVD disks which I made long ago; to my surprise the ODD does not read the disk. I can not read any CD or DVD and I surmise that my ODD is dead. I checked the DVD medium on another computer: they are OK.

On another system I created a Rescue CD with Parted Magic. My ODD drive could read that CD although very slowly: surprise!

*My QUESTION*
*I would like to create a bootable USB stick from which I want to do a factory restore without using my ODD.*

I have available the Toshiba Recovery DVD disks, I have a copy of the recovery SW that resides normally on drive D, I have a copy of WinRE.

I created already a bootable USB stick to which I copied the contents of the Recovery DVDs. Booting to the stick works fine however it quickly gets stuck because it is waiting for drive E (the ODD) to get ready. Seems (afterw... Read more

Answer:Convert Recovery DVD and/or HDD recovery to bootable USB Stick

Hi

Check please follow Toshiba document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm
I hope this will help you.
Post please some feedback.

Good luck

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Hi, My notebook is infected by Malware, Adware, Spyware. I have following queries if I run onekey recovery. 1. If I run onekey recovery, will it remove all Malware, Adware, Spyware and refresh the windows at on initial stage? 2. If I run onekey recovery, it will recover windows 8.1, I need to know that is that one key recovery will get destroyed which was installed and came with the system at the time of purchase?  Please reply me help me on this, Thanks













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Answer:G50-80 Recovery Partition Windows 8.1

hi RashidHussain,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Regarding your questions:
1. If the Malware, Adware, Spywares are installed or residing only in the OS partition (C:\) then running OneKey Recovery (OKR) will restore the system to a clean factory state as this will wipe all data on the OS partition.
 
2. If Windows 8.1 is the preloaded OS on the G50-80 then running OKR will reimage it on the OS partition (this reinstalls a clean copy of Windows 8.1 with its preloaded applications and drivers). 
 
In addition, the OKR files won't get destoryed after you completed the OKR as this process will only restore the OS partition, not the whole drive. The OKR partition is also not easily infected by malware, adware or spywares as the partition is not mounted (hidden).
 
 
Regards

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a505-s6960.  It came with vista and also an up grade for windows 7.  When the geek squad put in windows 7 they did not give me a clean copy of windows 7, it was put on with all the stuff that came with the computer.  I need to find how to copy the drivers I need to run the system and the internet and the oem's for the computer.  Some of the programs that the computer came with I want to use again.  So how do I get them to be saved so I can Pick and choose which ones I want? I want the original Toshiba programs that came with the computer.  I don't need the trial ones.  Also I have data and pictures that need to be saved too.  Also when I save these programs and drivers I would like to be able to know what each one is instead of just a number or something else I do not understand.  I have formatted and put in new OS systems before but always have a hard time when it comes to getting important things needed back in.Please help

Answer:how do you see what is on the recovery partition in windows 7:

You can go to Toshiba support site and type in the specific model of your machine for any missing drivers needed.QuoteSome of the programs that the computer came with I want to use again.We don't know these programs. What are they?

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Hi all,I have a Lenovo E560 that came pre-installed with windows 7 (GPT partition). GPT limits my encryption options and so I want to re-Install windows 7 and use MBR partition..I created Recovery media to 4 CD's.As per link below this describes how I should recover OS with MBR. https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/documents/win8-dwgrd  ie: Boot to Rescue and recovery CD, choose factory restore , select partition style GPT or MBR.My problem is that when I boot to rescue and recovery via CD I am never given an option to Choose partition style ? Is there an updated Rescue and recovery CD that I need to create that does give me this option ? Thx,R













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Answer:Windows 7 Recovery to MBR Partition NOT GPT.

On 60-series ThinkPad (like E560), the Win7 preload and recovery media only supports GPT.  MBR is not supported.  The only way to get MBR is to clean-install Win7 yourself.  Sorry to bring you this bad news but there is no other way to do it.

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition on C: for windows 8 pro 64 bit? if it CAN be done then how would one go about doing it? Have 500gb hdd so plenty of space.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop hard disc drive was failing and so whilst under warranty it was sent away to be replaced. I have it back now but in 'My Computer' the recovery partition is not visible, only the main C: drive.

However, when I open disc management there are two recovery partitions listed (one ~27 GB and one ~1 GB) along with an OEM partition and an EFI system partition. My concern is I don't have the option to assign any of these drives a letter to make them visible in My Computer, should I be worried or is this common place?

Answer:Recovery Partition - Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop. When I bought it and fired it up for the first time I was given the options to choose my partition size or none at all. I choose none at all which give me exactly what you have. I still have my recovery partition it's just hidden. This may what have happened when it was setup with the new HDD. Now I have created a partition and I'm dual booting windows 7/8.1 and have a C and D drive along with the hidden system recovery partition.

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Just wondering... I will be upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista and would like to know if it will automatically create it's own recovery partition and replace the one for Vista? My Compaq came pre-installed with a separate recovery partition for Vista. I was wondering, if I need to do a re-installation of Windows 7 in the future at some point, how would I go about it with just the Windows 7 upgrade disk...

Answer:Windows 7 recovery partition..

Hu zzuebe2, welcome to the forums.

The recovery partition you have & the partition the Se7en sets up are sompletely different.

The Vista recovery is a complete backup of your OS so if you need to you can 'return to factory' settings. This is normally done by selecting a 3rd party 'System Restore' from the Start Menu or during the POST bootup.

The 'recovery' partition for Se7en is in case you need to run a repair install which only (mainly) replaces/reinstalls important operating/system files to the same state as when you first installed.

Installing Se7en over your vista partition will leave the second partition as a (quite frankly) useless drive and still setup a 100MB recovery partition . If you wish to still use the 3rd party 'System Restore' you will need to upgrade from Vista to Se7en do doubt about it. This will, however, completely wipe all data from the drive & set it back to how you first opened the box.

Hope that answers you question




Jeff

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Hi all,I have a Lenovo E560 that came pre-installed with windows 7 (GPT partition). GPT limits my encryption options and so I want to re-Install windows 7 and use MBR partition..I created Recovery media to 4 CD's.As per link below this describes how I should recover OS with MBR. https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/documents/win8-dwgrd  ie: Boot to Rescue and recovery CD, choose factory restore , select partition style GPT or MBR.My problem is that when I boot to rescue and recovery via CD I am never given an option to Choose partition style ? Is there an updated Rescue and recovery CD that I need to create that does give me this option ? Thx,R

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Hi,, i have dv6 notebook with window 7 64bit preinstalled ,Hard Dist with 281 Gb allocated to C drive and 16 Gb to recovery drive.. i want partition to make a new partition and assign only 100Gb to C drive. I will really appreciate the help in this regard.

Answer:Help with Windows 7 partition and recovery

Window 7 may be able to shrink the current drive that far. Why do you want to do that?Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Hello, I recently installed windows 7 64 bit. I originally have win 7 32 bit on my recovery partition and I wanted to return to it, but there is no function at boot to restore my system to 32 bit. Please help!

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery Partition

You might want to post this thread under Thinkvantage tools. Do you know what your factory install was shipped with? ie, win 7 32 bit?Where did you get the upgrade to run win 7 64 bit?  Sounds like you installed a win7 64 bit, and it took up the complete drive, and waxed your recovery partition. (1) call the support center and order Factory recovery DVD set(2) After install, run CREATE PRODUCT RECOVERY set.This backs up the recovery partition, and would have helped you restore the recovery partition back (to 32 bit win7).

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I'm upgrading a Compaq Presario running XP that has a recovery partition installed by the manufacturer. It's my understanding that the recovery partition will be useless after the upgrade. Should the drive be reformatted and the partition deleted?

Answer:Windows XP Recovery Partition

If you want XP do not delete the recovery partition.

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Hey all, I have a question about making a recovery partition. I've got a Dell that came with W7 and has since gotten a clean install of 8. However, the recovery partition is from W7 and I'm assuming it has all the crap Dell preloaded on it. Is there a way I can make a new recovery partition or install 8 over the existing one?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 8.1 recovery partition

As far as I've been able to determine the Factory Restore/Recovery partition is created during the build of the computer. The HDDs are usually clones from a master setup for a particular model and the procedure to restore from that partition relies on more than just having the software on that partition to get the restore started. I've not come across any software that can do the same for individuals wishing to create the same procedure. Same for the program that is created or modified to allow making the CDs or DVDs for the Factory Restore. In practical terms, changing to an OS that didn't come with the machine pretty much creates a Custom computer of it.

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Hello. My Laptop was pre-installed with windows 7 Home Premium on C:
Some months ago, I have it installed with windows 8.1 on C:, and 7 Ultimate on B: (lol yes B).
I found out that the 7 Ultimate isn't legit, and also found out that I actually has Recovery Partition. so I want to recover the win 7 Home Premium, but to overwrite B: partition.
Can this actually be done?

My laptop is Asus G53JW btw. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recovery Windows to Another Partition

No, the recovery process will write to C:

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Hellow everyone,I need help because my old hard drive is damaged and now I have a new hard drive and need original windows 7 home premium x64 with driver because I lost partition recovery. Can I somehow get recovery partition on my laptop Acer Aspire 7741g? I have orginal key to windows 7 Home premium x64

Answer:recovery partition windows 7

If your old drive is not physical damaged you can still boot from it, you can boot into it, insert your new disk and clone your os as well as driver to the new drive.If your old drive is not physical damaged but you cannot boot from it, you can make use of a bootable media created from other computer to boot into the curshed computer and clone your os and driver to new disk.If your old drive is physical damaged, maybe you can fix it up by taking it to some disk fixing store. However, the most chances are you will lose your staff. Thus, you have to reinstall win7 since you have original key and reinstall driver.Tip: If you are lucky to have chance to clone your os and driver out, you may need a third party software and AOMEI Backupper may be your choice. It can not only do cloning operations, but also create bootable media. Best wishes!

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Question: Bootable Partition

This one is driving me mad...

I had Windows XP Sp2 installed on the C Drive of my PC. (so far so good)

Unfortunately, I have had issues with the hard drive before (It suddenly loses the system) but I did a clean install and all was working fine for a month. Then I had the "cannot find system 32" thing happen again.

I got peeved, and installed XP SP2 on the 2nd (D Drive) as a clean install, then deleted the windows folder from the C Drive.

Now when I boot up, I have to chose between OS's - one on the D Drive, and one on the C Drive (which doesn't have an OS). Even weider, when I remove the C Drive, and use jumpers to make the D Drive the master drive the computer says that there are no bootable drives and will not start. I have changed the bios settings and boot order settings

Is there a way to make what was the D drive my main drive, and remove the C Drive? (Without doing another clean install?)

Sorry if this has been answered before, but I couldn't quite work out what to search for...

Answer:Bootable Partition

Simply put, Yes.I assume you mean you have two HDDs? Particularly when you mentioned Jumpers?when I remove the C Drive, and use jumpers to make the D Drive the master drive the computer says that there are no bootable drives and will not start.The exact same thing will apply if you have two Partitions on the same HDD, called C: and D:.Installing any Windows OS on two Partitions or HDDs will always lead to a BIOS Conflict. Windows gets confused.,It is a Handy trick to enable a Save of Data to another Partition/Hdd, but has the Problem that you see.If setting your D:Drive up as Main drive does not work to show it as C:Drive to let your BIOS recognise it as C: Drive could indicate Malware.Just set up D: Drive as Main Drive and remove all Partitions on it, then reset Partitions, reinstall Windows XP. Leave off the C:Drive while you do it. Then set the C: Drive as a Slave.Post back, if it is different?Malware is suspected.Ray.

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Hi all,

winxp_sp2/home on a toshiba laptop reboots a few times and then this "No bootable partition in table" appears. Any fixes for this? Thank you.

Answer:No Bootable Partition

The MBR stores the information on the partitions in a "partition table" within the MBR - if this is the case, it's likely to be a corruption of the MBR. BUT, this could also mean that there is a corruption in the boot sector on the partition that you're trying to use, that there's no Operating System recognized on the partition that you're trying to use, or that there's an issue with either the file system on the disk or with the disk itself.The simplest thing to try would be "fixmbr", "fixboot", and "chkdsk /r" from the Recovery Console. Here's a link on how to use the Recovery Console: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/

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Hey guys. I read that Win10 has a rather clever way of being able to perform the same sort of bare metal restore as the recovery partition on my 64GB Surface 3. Would anyone mind explaining if this works, what your experience was as an insider, and whether its worth the risk of ditching the recovery pt? I could always back it up to a USB stick I guess...

Answer:Windows 10, can I ditch my 8.1 recovery partition?

I created a USB stick for 8.1 install with this tool... Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
And captured my License Key with this tool... ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server
Here's all I did to prepare, along with some suggestions from others... http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...dows-10-a.html

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Hello,

So I got a new computer and I've finally set things up. I decided to make a Windows system image on to my external hard drive in case of an emergency. Anyway, I have an OEM recovery partition on my computer, and I'd like to keep if I have to restore from the image. Will restoring the image from the Windows install DVD remove my recovery partition, or do I get to choose the partition to restore to? Also, if this will remove the recovery partition, then what is a good backing up solutio/program?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Image and Recovery Partition

You might want to use free Macrium Reflect or Paragon 10 for more reimaging options than the new Win7 backup imaging has yet.

However, if you don't tick the box on Win7 reimaging app to format the HD it is supposed to reimage only to the offsets (partitioning) you originally had - even if all partitions aren't included in image.

You might consider including Recov partition in your image. Be sure to make your Recov disks so you have a way to restore to factory condition regardless.

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Hello all,

Recent disk crash on my Samsung has been the nightmare of all nightmares. The replacement drive has no recovery area setup, so cannot install the recovery software and thus recover from a backup made with it!

Either I spend a fortune at a Samsung service centre, or try one shot at recreating it.

So, my question is....

How do I create a partition WITHOUT a drive letter, with the Volume labelled as "RECOVERY"?

I suspect that this is not possible, but if it is, how then do I change the status to EISA configuration?

Here is a screenshot of somebody else's setup....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/...5258f6c2_o.jpg

I should add that I have recovery software that install windows etc. so no worries if it screws up my base system(without any of my data).

Answer:Creating a recovery partition - Windows 7

Wow, stumbled on the drive letter solution. Set it without a drive letter, right click to rename.

Now I just need to change the status to EISA configuration?

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Hello, So after i migrate my HDD to an SSD, will i have to reactivate windows? and also will the migration tool move the recovery partition from the HDD to SSD as well after migration?

Answer:Reactivate Windows/Recovery Partition

Arail99 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The "device" is registered with the Microsoft Activation servers when it is first activated. As long as all you change the the drive, it will reactivate automatically once you gp online. As to the Recovery partition, probably not.  But it doesn't matter anyway because the Recovery won't work with the smaller SSD as the first thing the function does is erase and reformat the entire drive, to reinstate the original partition scheme, and since the SSD is to small, that will fail and the Recovery will stop at that point. IF you want a Recovery solution after migrating to the SSD, I strongly suggest using a third-party tool known as Macrium Reflect. What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinPE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive, USB or DVDs stick in only a few minutes.Good Luck

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I recently resized my HDD and it seems as though that caused recovery partition issues. I wanted to do a refresh through recovery and I keep getting a "Recovery media not valid" message when I try to recover from my 64gb USB flash drive that I made a recovery disc on. When making the recovery disc the "Copy entire recovery partition to USB drive" option is grayed out. The recovery disc creation seems to work properly and says it has been successfully created but when I boot into Windows 8 recovery to do a refresh it says "please insert recovery media and then restart recovery". After the recovery restart I get "Recovery media is invalid". If I attempt to go into Lenovo recovery it says "Recovery has been damaged. Do not start main application.". Obviously resizing the hard drive messed everything up. I would like to get everything back to normal. I do not have a Windows 8 disc. Windows 8 was OEM installed. I should also add that when I go into EASEUS partition tool both the Lenovo recovery (D drive) and the windows recovery partition are still there. There are 2 partitions in FAT32 format and the rest are GPT. Idk if that is causing an issue. How would I go about getting everything running properly so I am able to use the Reset PC and Refresh PC options again? I am a little scared to try Lenovo One Key since it warned me not to use the main application.  Can someone please help me?

Answer:*HELP* Windows 8 Recovery Partition issues

Hi Tony_D,
 
Thanks for Posting in the Lenovo Community,
 

Am sorry to hear about your issue and I?d like to confirm to you that after the Hard Disk resizing the Recovery won?t be working any more am sorry for that,
 
I?d like to provide you with the contact service center info as they will be able to help you to get everything back to the normal but am afraid to confirm to you that maybe billable repair:
 


United States
IDEA-branded andB, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
1-877-4 Lenovo(1-877-453-6686)
24 hours a day 7 days a week

 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha





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I've successfully created a Windows 7 Recovery partition as follows in the past, but when I try this with the Windows 10 Installation DVD or flash it says permission denied:
Windows 10: Create a System Installation Partition to install Windows (Installation Partition, not image)

1.) Boot From the Windows 10 Installation USB Flash drive and choose cmd from troubleshoot.

2.) Create a 16GB partition at the beginning of the hard drive, then partition the rest of the hard drive as you wish as follows:

Diskpart

select disk # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list disk command.)

Create Primary Size=X (where X is in megabyte hint: 16 GB is exactly 16384MB)

3.) Copy the entire USB Flash drive on to the 16 GB partition and make the partition bootable.

Open the command prompt and type this:

diskpart (note if not already in it)

list disk (note: disk number next to disk)

list volume

select volume # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list volume command.)

list partition

select partition # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list partition command.)

delete partition # (note:where # is the number of the partition in the output of the list partition command.)

select partition # (where # is the partition you want to format on the disk note the number beside partition in the list partition output.)

create partition primary size=16384

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I have a secret recovery partition with some GB in size on my IBM T43 laptop and i want to install Windows XP from it.How can i do that? I will loose all my data from HDD or I can keep D: partition intact ?What are the steps i should follow to install XP from secret hdd recovery partition ? Are the drivers also on this partition ? Thanks a lot !













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Answer:How can i install Windows XP on IBM T43 from recovery partition ?

1) The recovery from the recovery partition will reformat the entire hdd, so you would need to backup anything you need. The recovery will reload the OS and the drivers like it first came to you when it was new. 2) Press the blue IBM Access button on the keyboard during the initial POST, it will take you to the rescue and recovery console, now select full recovery to factory condition. 

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SP3 has been acting a bit funny lately and went to restore and it says the recover partition is missing. Anyone else run into that? Im pretty sure i never deleted it.

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Partition missing

Windows 10 doesn't create a recovery partition after an upgrade or fresh install. What happens if you select reset your PC?

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I have a friend that has a "Newish" laptop. As most of you probably know HP doesn't send out the re-install disks any more. They put the re-install on a partition on the HDD. this guy wants to create a backup disk of that partition...just in case his HDD does fail someday. when trying to do the backup, he recieves a .DLL error. Says that it is missing or is unreadable. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions that I can give him? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows install/recovery partition

Exact DLL file that is missing as well as OS involved would be helpful! It would also be nice to know how he is attempting the backup.
 

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Hi,as my title suggests i really do not want W7 to create a recovery partition on my Hard drive.What methods can i use to avoid the creation of it. ?Thank you.Sorry if this has been asked before !

Answer:How do i avoid Windows 7 recovery partition.

Why do you think that Windows7 will create a recovery partition? As far as I am aware no partitions were changed on the four installations that I have done so far.

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WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER MY HP TO FACTORY STATE, RECOVERY MANAGER REPLIED WITH THE COMMUNICATE SHOWN IN ATTACHED PICTURE. TRIED TWICE, BOTH TIMES THE SAME COMMUNICATE APPEARS. PLEASE, VERIFY AND HELP. REGARDS,RAFAL 

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I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

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

Answer:Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme


I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

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


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

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Will the Recovery partition still be there after windows 10 RTM gets released? I would like the gateway/acer recovery partition for windows 8.0 be removed on here. I just want to know how to make my own partition of the current system or of windows 10 whenever i want and use that instead of Gateway's I don't want to like upgrade to windows 10 rtm next month and get a virus and have to reinstall windows using reset windows/refresh windows feature. Would it downgrade me to 8.0 again and make me have to go through the stuff of upgrading to 8.1 and than back to 10?

Answer:Windows 10 Gateway's Recovery Partition?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive I would make a USB recovery drive as described in the link above. To answer your question(s)............... I can only tell you from my experience, that I had trouble loading a backup system image from Windows 10 Technical Preview to restore my previous (up-to-date) Windows 8.1 backup image that I had made in Control Panel>File History.I was using Windows 10 Techinal Preview at a time where it was still pretty buggy....so it's difficult to draw any conclusions from that. In theory, it should have worked fine. But it didn't (for me). To be on the safe side, you should make a Recovery Drive using the link above before you install Windows 10 or Windows 10 Techincal Preview, etc... If you want to also make a backup system image, you can try it.  If it works...it works.  But at least you'll have that USB recovery drive to fall back on if you experience the same as I did. Edit: I was able to eventually get my backup (up-to-date) system image of Windows 8.1 and my current programs and files..etc. restored, but I had to jump through a couple extra hoops to make that happen. Edit2: Microsoft calls it "system image backup"http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore 

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I have my netbook dual-boot WinXP and Windows 7. (I used EasyBCD for the dual-boot setup.)

In booting into Win7, I used to have the option of the "repair your computer", which brought one several useful tools, if there is problem booting.

Of course, the exact same tools are on the Win7 setup DVD, which I have. However, with a netbook, I don't always have the USB DVD drive with me, or the DVD, and that recovery stuff boots up much faster from the HDD partition, than from the DVD. So I think it is good to have. (Not at all like the notebook manufacturers recovery partitions. I wouldn't want to use those at all, wiping out all my data.)

Recently I upgraded to a larger HDD. I used Acronis to clone my old HDD (at that time in the notebook) to the new HDD (attached via USB enclosure). (It was an older Acronis version, long predating Win7. I don't know if I would have had better results with a new version.)

Well, at first I could not boot at all, with the new HDD installed. I was able to fix that though. (I forget the details of it at the moment.)

Also, my drive letters (I have four partitions-drives) were messed up, so somehow the Acronis cloning did not keep that information, and I had to fix that in both XP and 7, with Disk Management.

For the most part though, my partitions were all intact in the new drive. Being a larger HDD, I increased the size of a couple, in the Acronis interface.

I realize now though, that I do not have the recovery boot-up option any mor... Read more

Answer:Recover Windows 7 Recovery Partition?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Screen Shots

If you cloned the HD over then the Recovery Partition should be intact, although whether it will still run from the hotkey at boot is questionable. What is your make and model so we can advise you on trying to boot Recovery?

If Repair console is on the HD it is the 100mb System Reserved partition placing it on the F8 Advanced Boot tools menu. What options do you have on that menu now? Does Repair load if there?

Since you have the DVD to use the preferred method of reinstall, you probably don't really need the Recovery Partition anyway, so may want to recover its space if it doesn't cue up to run from boot. You can always order Recovery Disks from your tech support if you didn't make them when Recovery was still working from All Programs.

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Hi,
My Vaio laptop came with a built-in recovery partition (it's 'bout 32GB and hidden). Sometimes I use it to reset my PC back to factory conditions due to unexpected errors. But yesterday I was shocked 'cuz Windows Disk Management showed that my recovery partition was empty! When I checked with different third-party apps they showed the partition had 'bout 27GB in use. In fact I couldn't boot into Vaio recovery mode anymore. Any of you guys can help me, plz..... I'm really worry

Answer:Windows does not find the recovery partition

Windows 10 does not use a traditional recovery partition any more. It rebuilds OS from within Windows!

If you used the traditional oem partition, it would reinstall windows 8 not 10.

If you want to create a recovery drive (good idea), do this:-

control panel, recovery, create recovery drive, and select to copy system files.

Even if you failed to do this, it is easy to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, using standard MS iso (I have a Sony Vaio) and have done this myself. In fact you do not get all the crappy Sony bloatware which is no longer supported.

Even if you wanted to go back to Windows 8, it is easy to reinstall using standard MS iso.

The best way of recovering is to create a full image backup of your pc (recommend Macrium Reflect Free to do this).

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I have a problem which I would appreciate some advice about:

Recently I accidentally deleted a system file in my Windows Vista Ultimate (don't ask), and I didn't have the installation disc. I borrowed a copy of Windows 7, and installed it on a separate partition of my hard drive. I then downloaded a Windows recovery disc and fixed my Vista, but now it's asking me for my product key, which I don't have.

I have downloaded a couple of different free keyfinder programs (magic jelly bean or something, and another one), but while running Windows 7 in my separate partition, I can't detect the product key for Windows Vista in the main partition.

So, can anyone tell me how to detect the windows product key across the partition?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
 

Answer:Windows product key recovery across partition

What happened to your COA sticker?
 

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

Answer:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

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

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