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Reg. HP recovery partition

Q: Reg. HP recovery partition

Hi all,
1)I have recently purchased HDX1155CA Laptop.I got 280 gb single partition.I want to make repartition the hard drive.Whether i can use recovery software located recovery drive to restore the original OS into repartitioned drive using recovery drive present in laptop.

2)I want to install windows 7.whether i can recover to original vista using recovery partition available with system.


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A: Reg. HP recovery partition

Leave the partitions the way they are, upgrade to Windows 7 but leave the restore partition intact. Then when and if you want to restore back to factory specs then just do a system restore.
You can also make recovery disks for you computer then you can do whatever you want to the partitions.
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A:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).
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I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

A:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

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

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


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Hi -

Shrink the HDD -->

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .


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Thanks in advance.

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

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .


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A:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

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

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A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?
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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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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:[SOLVED] Cloning HDD with OS partition and recovery partition

You have to also clone the MBR and partition table. Or you might be able to use the tool from the following web site to restore the Dell proprietary MBR:
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A:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

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

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A:A Partition Overlaps System Recovery partition

Since this is an HP specific recovery partition, I really would suggest contacting HP Technical Support as they may have better information for you.I would suggest using their online chat since it is usually faster and they are more willing to help even out of warranty (in my experience)However if they refuse to help you out of warranty. (assuming it is out of warranty)My following suggestions are assuming that you have proper HP restore media (cd/dvd) in their entirety in proper format and are not scratched or damaged.Sometimes if the recovery partition of your hard drive is damaged, even doing a recovery using the cd/dvd is not going to re-write the recovery partition, it will only reformat and recover the main user parition.For that reason what I really would suggest is to backup your files, and reformat your hard drive from another computer. Then use the restore cd's to re-write the partitions on the drive.
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A:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was

If you did not make the factory recovery discs during the initial setup of you laptop, your only recourse at this time is to order them from the manufacturer. You have no other options available at this time to recover your laptop to "factory status."

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Recovery Manager has hiccups sometimes...
Try re-booting and entering at boot.

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Thank You for writing to us!
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A: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.
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A:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

Good one! I always have to go back and look up the procedure and commands when doing this. Really a help for an old brain.
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A:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

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

Thank you very much for getting back to me so fast.I have to apologize as I did not explain my problem in the right way. Technically I am able to boot the partition, but the problem occurs when the partition needs to boot into WinRE or WinPE I guess so that the recovery can start. The loading process gets stuck immediately at the beginning even before anything "Windows related stuff" starts loading. So about five seconds after I turn on the computer and boot into the recovery partition, or pressing F11 the error that I'm describing shows up. Update: I managed to fix my problem. After setting the recovery partition to active, and booting from the installation USB with windows 7, I managed to fix the mbr that was corrupted and the partition didn't know what to boot. So after fixing it, i had no problem running the recovery. Thank you!
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Hi there,

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

My question concerns the HP brand computer...

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

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

You're best bet by far is to follow this tutorial by Gregrocker. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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If you have a recovery drive - that includes the recovery partition - made on one computer, but have a toshiba laptop with a bad drive (but the recovery partition is ok), can you replace/copy the partition on the recovery drive with the recovery partition from the bad laptop HD?

My friend's laptop would not boot, and would not factory recover, reset, or refresh. I tried to clone the hard drive before I started messing with the disc. It would not clone, but I was able to copy the recovery partition to a USB drive.

He never make recovery discs, so could not re-install, but I can borrow the recovery drive that my aunt made for her laptop.

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.

There is other information concerning the configuration of the computer making the recovery drive. If it was made on a different computer, that info would probably be incorrect and not allow a reset.

I have never tried, but you might be able to copy the Factory image to a drive formatted as NTFS and then set the recovery to look for that file for a reset. Maybe you have already copied the entire recovery partition...

If you assume the factory image is the same for both systems, can you copy the entire Recovery Image partition from the bad drive to the good drive?
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Dear Customer Service of HP I want to inform you about all your tips about making the Recovery partition as active is not working at all. I have changed as active and nothing. Is there anything else that I can doI have pavilion dv9819wm with vista home premium. I've format drive C with windows 7 and now the F11 is not starting the recovery partition. I tried also with the makeing the recovery partition active and still nothing.I download recovery partition software from official HP site and still nothing. The instalation is starting but at one point of the instalation it says "The recovery manager setup has stop working" and there is no solution online.Please if you can help me to get my original software. Thankking you in advanced

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

sounds like you need to order a set of recovery disks from hp, you can usually find them online at

click Kudos to say thanks if I helped
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i deleted lenovo  recovery partition on g510 laptop and don't have recovery dvd.
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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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Can I get some help with this please?

A:Recovery doesn't detect my recovery partition

What make & Model.

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

Hi there @HPian_B,  Before I provide troubleshooting documentation, I would like to take a minute to welcome you to the HP Support Community, where you can ask questions, find solutions and get help from the community! I read that you would like to reset your HP Pavilion g6-2310ex Notebook PC to factory settings.  Please read the document called Backing Up Your Files. This will provide you with ways to back up the files you have on your Notebook. Here is a document for you to read called Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive. I pulled some information from the document for you. The first thing I would like to make you aware of is that only DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, or DVD+R DL discs are compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program. The following disc types are not compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program:CDsDVD-RWDVD+RWDVD-RW DLDVD+RW DLYou will then also see that in the document it says: The Recovery Media Creation software program allows  only one complete set of discs to be created.The Recovery Media Creation software program  requires an uncorrupted recovery partition (Recovery Image (D) to create a set of discs. Uncorrupted means the recovery partition has  not been modified or removed.The creation process takes about 30 minutes per DVD. The entire recovery set does not need to be created in one session.The Recovery Media Creation software can be aborted at any time, except during the writing (burning) process, by clicking  Cancel. The next time the Recovery Media Creation software program is run, it automatically starts where it last stopped.You can use the recovery discs you create on your computer on another computer only if the second computer is the same model as the one that created the recovery discs.Here is a document called Performing an HP system recovery (Windows 7) and another called Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore. - This is used to Recover, Restore, or do a Clean Install of Windows 7.  Please make sure that you read these documents very carefully before you decided to reset to factory settings.  Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. Please also re-post with the exact error message you received. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me a Kudos. Thanks!Have a great day
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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.

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

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A:Using Recovery Partition to Recover Partition

First of all, welcome to BC !
Make and model of computer please, or main specs if it is a home built.
In Windows, the boot drive, where Windows lives, is always C:\ , your data can be anywhere on the system and it doesn't really matter. I've got three hard drives on this computer with data on all of them. Your applications are usually on the C:\ drive, but don't have to be and so long as they are working it doesn't really matter.
What may be more important, as far as your data goes, is how big is the D:\ partition ?  If the restore created a partition for Windows that was sufficient for Windows plus a little bit and left most of your space for applications and data on D:\ , then that is fine. If however your D:\ partition is just big enough to contain your data and applications then something will have to be re-arranged !  Data tends to grow with time.
You can easily find out how big C:\ and D:\ are. Click 'Start - Computer' and you will get a screen that lists all your drives, tells you how big they are, and shows how much free space there is in each. If you do have a problem, post back.
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Now i discovered tht a recovery cud be made from my computer itself through the recovery partition, but when i checked, the recovery partition SCREAMS THAT ITS 100% FREE! , although I have never formatted it since i bought it!
It was my understanding that a recovery is pre-installed...

Now i need to know if a recovery is still possible....!

As a bonus, my DVD optical drive is also not working!

Please help!

Thanks in advance!

A:Is recovery possible if recovery partition says its 100% free?

I would not be concerned, the partition is not the way to go, anyway. If you use the partition you must upadate, install software, change settings etc. Why not use the free Macrium Reflect, put an image on your hard drive (upadate once a month). When disaster comes use the image to reinstall. Hey its free and you do not have to worry about reinstalling software etc.
For the record the partion should really be there. You could donwload the free windirstat and see just what is on that hard drive.

For the record the partition is probably there, but they usually hide it. In that case Windirstat may not be of benefit, either.

EDIT: In addition, if you put the image on your external hard drive (as you should) you have protection even if the HD fails.
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A:Re: Don't have Recovery partition and Recovery Manager to Re...

Hi there,  Do you not have Recovery discs?How did you previously load Windows 7 on your Notebook? The media creation software allows only  one system image to be created. If you created a set of recovery discs, you can not create a system image on a USB drive. The media creation software requires an uncorrupted recovery partition (FACTORY_IMAGE D. Uncorrupted means that the recovery partition has  not been modified or removed. That being said, at this point, I cannot guarantee that the image will work on your USB.
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A:system recovery using recovery partition

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A:Recovery Disks or Recovery Partition

I would not run the Recovery Disks without backing up data. It doesn't sound like they will let you choose where to install Win7.

You can always borrow or locate a clean retail copy of your version Win7 to clean install with Product Key on your COA sticker on machine. Many tech enthusiasts do this to avoid the bloatware and useless factory utilities. Let us know if you want more information on this.

You can also make your own Win7 Backup image saved externally so you never have to reinstall or recover again, just reimage from the saved file. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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A:Can't use recovery partition..

Well. needless to say, you messed up pretty good... but with that said, I will try to help..
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SPECS: gateway computer with F11 restore cmd.
PROBLEM: never created restore disk

So i re-partitioned my HD leaving the recovery partition intact and installed a fresh copy of XPSP2. the F11 command must have been built into the original operating system, because when I bootup, I no longer get the option for F11 to run the recovery partition. Since i don't have the recovery disks, I can't boot up from the recovery disks.

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A:Help with Recovery Partition


Welcome to TSF.

It's been my experience with HP's that if the original Boot Partition is damaged or redone that the F10 (or F11 in this case) is no longer available.
I've always ended up ordering the Recovery CD's from the Manufacturer.

I don't know that this will help but I found this on the Gateway support

Since the original Windows Partition is no longer there, this may not work for you but it couldn't hurt I suppose.

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A:Recovery Partition

You have a couple of options.  1) Use the recovery media to install to the new SSD. It must be 256 GB or higher capacity. 2) Use a cloning or migration program. I have used Paragon Software's Drive Copy 14 and their Migration to SSD utility with great success. Trying to move or copy the partition from within Windows usually does not work.
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A:HP Recovery Partition?

Im not sure, but I think it's legal to do as long as you use your own license to install. I guarantee you will have issues with drivers and will probably have to download alot of them. That is if it installs correctly at all. HP and Compaq bundle alot of their drivers in with the OS package you bought. Weird that its not on a cd though.
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A:Partition Recovery Help Please

If you open the Windows XP partition manager (If I remember correctly you can access it by... Start > Control Panel > Services >Disk management ) It sounds like that the D partition was deleted and that it may now be marked as unallocated space, also right click on the C drive in my computer and check the volume for errors, also running chkdsk wouldn't hurt.

(Start > Run, type in "cmd" and press enter, when the prompt is open type in chkdsk /r and it will prompt you that it is use and cannot be checked or something like that, say yes to scan it on the next reboot. Then reboot. )
After that if its still no good go back to the partition manager and if you still see the space for drive D marked as unallocated then it sounds like its lost. Your best bet would be to reformat that unallocated space (Use NTFS when it asks for a file system) and create a recovery back up onto that partition.
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A:recovery partition ???

Are you refering to the "Factory Restore Partition" that is setup by HP on your Hard Drive?
Co'z if it is sad to say there is no way to recover it
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A:Recovery Partition

It is a good idea to have a backup regardless.

One way is to get an external USB hard drive and copy all your important files to that drive.
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A:Recovery Partition

Looks like the restore partition is damaged, not sure, what is the exact model number? There are many dv9000 series model numbers, have a look
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A:Recovery Partition

bootmgr missing can be fixed , you don't have to reinstall again.
Bootmgr is missing - Fix
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A:recovery partition

I'm not sure if you can make a recovery partition like the manufacturers do, I may be wrong and others will correct me if so.

Since your desktop did not come with the DVD look at this tutorial is it will show you how to make a DVD and there is also a link providing you with a legal download for windows seven Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Press control+alt+delete to restart

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A:recovery partition

The correct way to upgrade within Win7 is to insert the higher version Product Key into Anytime Upgrade which unlocks in minutes the few extra (expensive) features almost no one needs.

Since Asus uses the Win7 F8 Advanced Boot Options to trigger Factory Recovery, it is also wiped out with the OS.

The solution is to run Recovery Disks you should have made when you set up the laptop, order them from Asus Tech Support for a small fee, or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the installer provided.

However if you own and want Ultimate on the PC it should work as well as Premium since they are the exact same OS and installer except for the few extra features. Are you using only the drivers given by Win7 installer and optional Updates, only importing any which are missing or problematic from the Asus SUpport Downloads webpage for your model?
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A:Old Recovery partition

Originally this ASUS notebook came with Windows 8.1, which was later upgraded to 10. Eventually 10 was installed again (clean install).
I guess the "new" Win Recovery partition was automatically created during Windows 10 clean install.

The 450MB Recovery was created when you upgraded from 8.1 to 10.
From the partitions layout, I don't see how you did a clean install because if you did, the partitions would be in the following order:
450MB Recovery100MB EFI System16MB MSR (128MB in Windows 8/8.1)C Drive20GB Factory Recovery

reagent /info confirms the current Recovery Environment path is
(0\4, so it's the fifth partition on the first disk)

Partition # is starting with 1, not 0. So your 450MB Recovery should be partition 5.

Disk Management won't allow to delete Recovery Partition. You'd have to use diskpart to delete
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sorry for my bad En.

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how are you trying to run recovery
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A:partition recovery

That's one of the reasons to disconnect any drives other the the primary when reinstalling. Try a advanced search at the top of this page for "Partition Recovery" . . there have been a few solutions posted here lately.
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The recovery partition should not be touvched. Any changes you make to it will make it inaccessible and useless if you need to recover.
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A:Recovery Partition

This is the answer that I have given in the other thread.
Since the question is more appropriate here, this is the answer, again
This is how I would increase the size of the drive
System Restore - disk space

My advice would be to use Ccleaner.
In researching your question, I have found that our own Brink has made the same suggestion
How do you delete a system restore point?
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A:Recovery Partition

Run factory recovery by pressing the keys given at boot: Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings | Dell

Did you make the Recovery disks when you first set up your computer, or were they supplied by Dell?
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A:Recovery Partition

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You might consider an image of your install as well. Easy to do with Windows PE.
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how far through the boot up do you get? do you see just the POST data? or do you see the windows logo?

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A:What do I do with the Recovery Partition

LEAVE IT ALONE. The day you loose your installation disk you can install from there. The additional 10GBs will not make you richer.
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A:recovery partition

To access the Toshiba recovery partition, power off the laptop. Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software. Be sure to back up all your important personal data beforehand!I have never done this myself....those are the instructions I found online.You can read the same thing starting on page 61 of this Toshiba manual.
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A:Recovery partition gone?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you haven't created a set of recovery discs and you have wiped your recovery partition then you have one of two choices.

1. Contact Asus to see if they will sell you a recovery disc to re-install to the out-of-box factory state.

2. If you have access to a Windows 7 DVD that is the same version as the system on your computer you can use it to clean install using the OEM product key for your computer: Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Either way, you will lose any data you haven't backed up.
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A:HP Recovery Partition?


from what i have read on HP's site, if the original OS is changed, recovery manager cannot be launced either from within the os or by pressing F11 at startup. But take a look at this advice by Gregrocker on another thread.

Your Recovery partition was likely disabled when Windows 7 was installed. But it might still be able to be run.

You'll need to make a System Repair Disk by typing Repair in Start Search box. If your optical drive will not boot CD's, then set your external CD drive to boot in BIOS setup, or write Repair CD ISO to flash stick: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create or another method: How to: install Windows (any version from XP to Win7) from a USB/flash drive | Featured | dotTech

Also, try marking the Recovery partition Active in Disk Mgmt to see if it will run using the prompts given to run Recovery on first bootup screen or your Manual, or if it will autostart (since pressing those keys normally marks it active).

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SELECT DISK # (replace # with Windows 7 HD)
SELECT PARTITION # (for Windows 7 partition)

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A:Partition recovery?

From here:

GRUB has an issue where it sometimes doesn't detect the disk geometry correctly when used with Linux 2.6, resulting in the error message Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partitionClick to expand...

Sorry I don't know enough about Linux to fix faults

You may receive other replies, but if not you may want to create a new thread here: The Alternative OS forum
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The recovery usb you created will not work if you remove this.  The partition is required for windows vista 7 8 or 10.
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A:Cant use my recovery partition

Ensure to connect your PC to the AC power adapter before using F9 recovery to avoid recovery failure.
Using recovery partition (F9 Recovery)
1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Click Recovery in the Recovery System dialog box to start the system recovery.
4. The system starts system recovery automatically and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

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Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
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A:Recovery partition

Hi, No and Yes, it is up to you 1. No, after successfully  create a Recovery disc set (or USB), you can delete Recovery partition to get more space on your HDD.2. Yes, it will be very handy when you need it on the flight just in case you can't find those discs. Again, it is up to you. Regards.
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A:Recovery partition

Try checking the disc for errors . . Right click on the c: drive in My Computer . . select Properties . . click the Tools tab and then click on Check this drive for errors . . in the next panel check both boxes and OK out

Reboot and checkdisc should run

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A:Recovery partition

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A:Recovery Partition

Windows 7 itself does not install any recovery partition, but the manufacturers of namebrand systems normally have the Windows installer on a recovery partition. As it happens I've just utilised that recovery option on my Toshiba laptop to generate a recovery USB flash drive and re-install onto a new SSD, because Disc 1 of the recovery disc set was corrupted.
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A:Recovery Partition

I wouldn't worry about that much, if your windows works fine then no worries. What type of computer is it anyway, some have the recovery on the CD's.
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A:recovery partition

(1) Install all security updates from Microsoft.
(2) Install whatever programs you want also?
(2a) Do this before imaging your C drive.
(3) Download Clonezilla Live ISO - A small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for imaging and cloning.
(3a) Burn ISO to CD, or create bootable USB thumb drive. I suggest use CD if you have it?
(4) Boot with CD, and image your C drive to a 8, or 16, or 32 Mb USB thumb drive. Info.
Once you have the image saved on a USB thumb drive, remove it, and save it in a safe place. Label the USB thumb drive so you know which PC image it is.
If ever your hard drive completely fails, you have the image on a USB thumb drive.