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Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

Q: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

I had a drive go south on me, looks like the MBR, MFT, and the backups for them got trashed on the drive after a reboot. The drive itself still is fully operational, and my usual go to software, ZAR, unfortunately is not doing the trick. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what to try?

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Preferred Solution: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

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

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

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A: Suggestions to recovery from bad MBR/MFT?

I've used a program called testdisk to repair a messed up MFT, it's free.
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A:Data Recovery..Any suggestions please

Larger files are seldom recoverable, as they are often fragmented. In this case cross linked with some video by the sound of it.

Specialist data recovery companies could probably do it given enough time and $. Lots of $.
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A:Suggestions for recovery of 500GB HDD?

have you tried using undelete
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This one comes highly recommended.
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Are there any "good" file recovery programs for an external HD that is not functional ?

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Hopefully free, or inexpensive.


A:File Recovery Program Suggestions ?

My preferred recovery program is Recuva, but I do not know if it will work in this situation. However, I still recommend trying it (it's free):

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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A:Lost File Recovery - any suggestions?

It doesn't say anthing about recovering from clumsy dogs and failed partial OS reinstalls but a try before you buy one can be dowloaded at

A sudden impact followed by non-function infers physical damage so I don't know if any software recovery program is going to work in this instance.
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A:[SOLVED] Data Recovery Help or Suggestions Please.

In Outlook Express you can't make a backup to a PST file anyway as that can only be done with Outlook from MS Office. That's why Outlook Express is pretty lame for an office environment as you have to back up every 'DBX' folder separately.

I'm afraid if Windows 7 has been installed on the previous XP partition, there is no chance of retrieving anything from the previous OS which has been overwritten.

I suggest your boss uses Office Outlook in future (Windows 7 has no built-in email client anyway so she'll have to decide on something). She can than easily make a regular backup as single a PST file which contains all contacts & all messages both sent & received.
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A:Data Recovery Suggestions Needed

Often, when a bootable hard drive is moved from one system to another, users cannot access a group of folders (Docs/Settings, My Computer, etc.).This calls for a procedure known as "taking ownership" of the files. It's pretty routine, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - <<Also Can I transfer everything from my crashed drive to a backup storage device and go ahead and format and reinstall everything on the original hard drive.>>I guess that I don't understand what you are asking. After you get all your desired data files off the troubled can do whatever you want with it.I would suggest that you do two things before even thinking about using it again: a. Run a manufacturer's diagnostic on it to ensure that it has no inherent, current problems...before attempting to reinstall XP on it. b. Use the XP CD to delete the existing partitions on it...then create a new partition/format/install XP...if that's your ultimate goal.Louis
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A:Data Recovery methods - suggestions needed

Hi Fuzexi

This should help with some suggestions for software and guide you through the recovery:

If the files are corrupt then it seems more like a logical problem. Did you run a chkdsk on the drive? If the drive hangs then be careful your drive could be developing bad sectors.
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Click the link below for information on restoring the OS using DBAR.
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A:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

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A:Hoping to undo partial recovery operation (recovery console)

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A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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Product Name and Operating system DV el windows ultimate bit Hi I have this laptop for the last years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to the recovery partition is there never been formated now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory install settings but not partition and working recovery tomake activ couldn't Recovery able when i press the F button in the start to boot in to recover mode it just take me to windows boot screen without giving an error I did some research and found out that i have to make the recovery partition as active partition but the problem is that i couldn't do it as there is no such option to make the partition active in WINDOWS DISK MANEGEMENT and couldn't see the recovery partition in DISK PART in windows images will be attatched if needed actually there was no error so that's why I didn't upload any image thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here

A:Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ

100+ views and no reply ... seems like an over rated windows forum
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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.

A: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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Dear Dell I am trying to create recovery a 8 Recovery is Backup Windows to DVD Recovery Unable on Create and Dell discs from quot Dell backup and Recovery Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8 application quot however when i was asked to insert the second DVD the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen I tyied with different brands makers of DVD and also - R Unfortunately Issue remains I was able to find this article nbsp nbsp Published on - - nbsp relative link http support dell com support topics global aspx support kcs document c us amp cs amp docid amp doclang en amp l en amp s dhs nbsp Although i have done the updates i am still not able to create recovery discs nbsp nbsp Current Issue nbsp after inserting the nbsp rd Disc application gives the following message quot Dbr exe -No disc found quot and stays there and rejects the DVD nbsp I spoke with Dell s Greek Support team I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old Furthermore i was informed that although quot Dell backup and recovery quot application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can t support it They suggested my to use windows file recovery instead which needs at least DVDs As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution nbsp nbsp Model nbsp inspiron nbsp nbsp Thank you

A:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.


Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.
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I will try to be as precise as possible and give as much info as I can but I'm not sure what info is inconsequential and what HP HP manager recovery get inability Recovery Pavilion to error and past isn't at HP Pavilion Recovery error and inability to get past HP recovery manager this point But here goes For weeks I have tried to outsmart whoever it is that has had complete remote access to my laptop but changing as many admin permissions and incoming outgoing connections that I could find to keep them out A couple of days ago I did a system HP Pavilion Recovery error and inability to get past HP recovery manager restore to factory settings thinking this would do it It didn't he was still there He locked me out of all admin tools yesterday I have a system recovery disc made about a year ago and put that in my CD drive tonight thinking I could completely reformat the drive and wipe him out However at start-up I pushed F and came up with a screen that said something about HP Pavilion Recovery error and inability to get past HP recovery manager running the disc from E drive I apologize for not be able to give you specific language but I never thought it would get this far with no progress However under the line showing the drive it was booting from there was another line that started quot DETECTHAL REDIRECT quot then went on to say something about quot redirect name quot and redirect path quot none of which sounded legit to me And considering that this intruder had created so many other fake error info msgs already I didn't want to take the chance of this being something else that he had stuck in there I backed out of that reboot and restarted I've subequently tried to restart over a dozen times from the CD but even in Safe Mode it reverts to the HP Recovery Manager Once there I go through the prompts to reformat but then get an error msg that says error x a If the problem persists contact HP quot I can't get past this error nor can I get any type of command promt to come up I tried starting in safe mode with command prompt and it reverted back to the recovery manager Once the error comes up and I click OK to close it my laptop restarts and I continue in the same endless cycle If I try to boot up without the recovery disc in the CD drive I get a black screen that says quot Operating system not found quot I am assuming then that my Windows Vista system recovery disc is not working although if I put it into another computer I can see the files on it and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong I have a backup disc that I made a couple of years ago when I had Norton installed but have not tried them Should I Also a friend suggested that I use the recovery discs for my PC with Windows just to get an operating system loaded if it will load automatically from the CD then go in and try to access the Vista recovery CD I wish there was a quick fix to all of this as its been a very long weeks trying to get this guy out of my laptop and frustrating because I've been so incredibly unsuccessful I know you ask for detailed system information but I'm not sure what more I can tell you Please let me know what you need and I will do my very best to answer Any help with this issue would be so so appreciated - beyond words at this point So thank you to whoever can help

A:HP Pavilion Recovery error and inability to get past HP recovery manager

It sounds to me like you have malware. I suggest running malwarebytes.
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A:"Fixed" XP recovery infection,Windows XP recovery icon still remains...

Sometimes this method of recovery works but other times it may not since System Restore was not designed to be a virus or malware removal tool. Whether it will be successful depends on what type of infection you are dealing with, what damage the malware has already caused, whether it disabled System Restore and if not, and what is restored during the process.This is what has to say:NO. System Restore was not designed to be a virus or spyware removal tool and should not be depended on to do so. Click here for more information on virus and spyware removal.Can I use System Restore to remove virus or malware infection?Generally it's better to leave System Restore alone until the machine is clean and stable. However, in some cases, using System Restore may return some system stability if you are having problems running disinfection tools or booting up. If you are able to successfully use System Restore to return to a previous state there is no guarantee your computer will not still be infected. As such, you should immediately perform scans with your anti-virus and anti-malware tools afterwards, then monitor your system for any signs of infection.Also, I have this shortcut icon on the desktop 'Windows XP Recovery'...what is that? 819byte file that was created at the time of the infection 830pm 6/5/2011. Not sure what to do with this and where it came from...malware? Do I uninstall it? I havent opened it.If Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect a file which you know to be malicious, use its built-in FileAssassin feature for removing stubborn malware files.Go to the "More Tools" tab and click on the "Run Tool" buttonBrowse to the location of the file(s) to remove using the drop down box next to "Look in:" at the top.When you find the file, click on it to highlight, then select Open.You will be prompted with a message warning: This file will be permanently deleted. Are you sure you want to continue?. Click Yes.If removal did not require a reboot, you will receive a message indicating the file was deleted successfully.Click Ok and exit MBAM.If prompted to reboot, then do so immediately.-- If the file returns, then you probably have other malware on your system which is protecting or regenerating it.Caution: Be careful what you delete. FileAssassin is a powerful program, designed to remove highly persistent files. Using it incorrectly could lead to serious problems with your operating system if removing a critical file.
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Dear All,

My colleague mistakenly deleted all the file from the Windows 7 recovery drive, drive is still there and nothing have been copied in that drive after deleting the recovery files. Machine is HP Probook 4530s. Is there any way to restore the windows 7 recovery reset the system to its factory settings?

Thanks in advance


A:Recover Deleted Windows 7 Recovery Files from Recovery Drive

You might be able to use a free recovery tool like Recuva or MiniTool Partition Wizard. But there are no guarantees that all deleted files will be recovered or that they will be in a usable condition.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

MiniTool Partition Recovery

It may be safer to contact HP support and buy a set of recovery disks for your particular machine. I'm taking a guess that you are in India?

Contact HP - Office locations | HP? India
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Is there anything I can do to access, each and every OS om my drive?
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A:Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

clarification - does your documents and settings folder only shows your new accounts?

do you have two window folders? Try a windows search for your old profile folder and see what it comes up with.
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Just upgraded my new Inspiron do Windows 10.  Eveyrhing is now up-to-date (Windows updates, drivers, Dell updates, etc...).

Windows 10 has the ability to create a "Recovery USB Drive"... as well as the Dell Backup & Recovery application.  Which one should we choose ?... can they both be used to fully reinstall Windows 10 on a brand new disk drive ?  Is the USB recovery drive created with the Dell Backup & Recovery app is the same as the one created with Windows 10, except with a few more Dell applications ?

Oh and one last thing... let say in more than one year my hard drive crashes and I have to completely reinstall Windows 10, will I have to pay for it (since the 1 year free upgrade from Microsoft will have expired) or will I be able to reinstall and activate it ?

Thanks guys ! 

A:Dell Factory Recovery vs Windows 10 Recovery Drive

You'll need to use the windows 10 recovery, if what you want to do is restore windows 10. As for reinstall after 1 year, you won't have to pay anything, as your computer is activated under your Microsoft account.
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A:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.
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A:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.
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A:Driver issues on fresh HP recovery from recovery partition

could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?
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A:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you!
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A:DV5-2130us Recovery Fails Using HP System Recovery DVDs

Hi @John_Bandera,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with revocery Windows 8. I will be glad to help you. Yes, you can do a recovery to Windows 8. Here are some microsoft links to help.Create installation media for Windows 8.1Create a USB recovery drive Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.
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A:Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Recovery Not Working - Remove?

Did you make Recovery DIsks when you set up the PC so you have a backup method?

You can try adding Recovery partition to a boot menu to boot it using this method: Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD.

If that won't work then you can contact Samsung to order Recovery Disks, or consider wiping the HD of the useless Recovery and Tools partitions to get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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A:Windows 8.1 won't activate after system recovery with Dell Recovery USB

Try to Clean Reinstall Windows 8.1, see here:
Let me know if it activates from a direct Clean Reinstall.
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A:XP PRO RECOVERY SOUGHT! - Seeking XP expert to assist in recovery!

Hi teamplus, you mention you tried the repair install but the option wasn't in the recovery console. You need to go past the recovery console to access the repair installation option. Please see the link below as it explains the process, step by step with screenshots:
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A:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

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

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Quote: Originally Posted by siluet206

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

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

what software or how to do this?

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

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

What registry key do you want to examine?
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>will I be able to use the "Expert Recovery Mode" of the Recovery CD to reinstall the Win XP Pro (factory pre-installed software) onto my C: partition, whilst not affecting the D, E & F partitions

Yes, this should be possible. Using the Expert Recovery Mode you should get the Ghost window in which you could select the partition where the OS should be installed. In such case only this partition would be formatted.

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Yes, theoretically this should be possible.

> what is the exact "Expert Recovery Mode" procedure ?
As I mentioned above, this mode allows you to restore the OS on a certain partition and only this partition will be formatted.

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

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.
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Kindly discard my previous Post!

Check Chrome Bookmarks Recovery Solutions Here: windows 7 - Permanently Deleted Chrome Bookmarks Recovery? or AppData full Recovery? Any Level of Solution Available in Win 7? - Super User

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Try this tutorial below

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What make & Model.

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Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try: Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.
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Thank You for writing to us!
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Moderator comment: Post split out of Knowledgebase. Subject edited to match content.

A:[G510] Recovery partition deleted and no Recovery ...

hi izadfard
Welcome to the Forums.
If you didn't create a recovery drive (using this method) then I recommend you contact lenovo on how to obtain a copy of the recovery disc which restores the preloaded Win8 OS, drivers, and apps.
Alternatively, if the machine came preloaded Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can try the following:
For Windows 8:
1. Obtain a Windows 8 installation disc and use it to reinstall Windows (if the system is preloaded with Windows 8, the installation will automatically detect the Win8 product key in the UEFI Firmware / BIOS and will automatically activate Windows).
2. From here, you can obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page and/or upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store (see this guide)
For Windows 8.1:
1. Check this guide on how to obtain a Windows 8.1 ISO (see Option One)
2. When finished, follow this guide to make a bootable UEFI Win8.1 installer via DVD or USB flashdrive and use it to install Windows (the installation should be able to detect the Windows 8.1 product key in the UEFI firmware that will let you activate Windows).
3. If successful, obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page 
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Here is the Menu Snippet:

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A:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

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A:F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

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A:replace recovery partition in recovery drive?

There may be a couple problems with that. The Factory Image is too large to be just copied to a Fat32 partition, so it has to be divided in sections. You could do that using DISM and put the .swm files in the sources folder. Not even a guess as to whether it would work.

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

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A:Don't have Recovery partition and Recovery Manager to Reset ...

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A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

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

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

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