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resizing Recovery partition after a warranty service

Q: resizing Recovery partition after a warranty service

I sent my Asus K52Je to the warranty service last month, for a HD issue.

When returned, the HD was strangely partitioned:

Now, the Disk 0 has:
- a first (hidden) and not recognized partition: a 336 GB (!) RECOVERY;
- C:\ is the 116 GB NTFS
- D:\ is the 13.6 GB NTFS.

Should I resize the RECOVERY partition without any problem??
And after that, could I extend the C:\ partition? (I don't want to lose my licence and prefer not to use the 9-DVD-recovery tool...)

thank you.

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A: resizing Recovery partition after a warranty service

You will under no circumstances lose your Win7 license as long as you have a genuine Win7 COA sticker on the machine. You can reinstall this in any way you wish and MS will protect you, which is why they put the Product Key on the COA sticker - you should back it up now in case it rubs off.

In fact most tech enthusiasts prefer to get rid of the bloatware by Clean Reinstalling Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything needed is in the blue link. Asus may not support a Clean Reinstall but they cannot void your hardware warranty. I would simply not tell them if I reinstall. You'll get better support here anyway.

With such incompetent partitioning I wonder if Recovery will even run. Can you cue it up to see? I would also make the Recovery disks now so you have a backup if you want the preinstalled Win7. Another backup is to save a Win7 backup image of your customized install: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup. With these backups you may feel you can afford to delete the Recovery partition.

Either way you'll want to shrink it. I'd use Disk mgmt first to see how much it wants to shrink it. But you'll need to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to safely Resize C to the left afterwards, which can also be used to shrink Recovery more if Disk Mgmt bumps into files in the way. You'll need to leave ample breathing room for Recovery to function. Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Personally I would rely on Recovery disks if i ever needed to fall back to factory condition to resell the unit. Otherwise I'd rely on a Win7 backup image of a factory install after I Clean Up Factory Bloatware, or for the very best performance I'd Clean Reinstall.
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A:Need Help. W7 wont boot after resizing partition. Recovery wont work.

Try a linux boot disc and see if you can change the partition size a tiny bit with that. Gparted is your best bet:

GParted -- Download

If you can, that may fix the error.
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A:Partition resizing

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A:partition resizing help

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A:Resizing NTFS partition

same error message

Even after burning the ISO with [email protected], I get the same error message as before. I'm prompted to type "startx" for a graphical interface, but sending that command through, the screen changes to this error message:

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Do you have a partitioning program like Partition Magic? If you don't know, try looking at the Programs list in the start menu.

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A:Resizing system partition...

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If you want to get rid of XP just boot into W7 and do clean install.
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If you are running version 10586, just go to activation menu, select 'change product key' and enter old 7/8 key.
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You could shrink it, but I don't like the idea of unmovable files. I'd do backups of everything important and if all else fails you'll have to re-install. =( It could be system files too.
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What error do you get?

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And here's the screen sorry for the bad quality. I didn't know which section to post this in so I did it here sorry about that.

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Welcome to the forum, Nunchez.

Obviously you're dual booting. You may have damaged the volume boot record. I don't mean to add insult to injury, for I know you may be frustrated, but using 3rd party programs for any OS tweeking or disk management is most often destructive. I know there are some good programs out there and use a few myself, but one must be careful with these.

What is the last part of the 1st line?

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@ deyanimay: welcome-
It might be trying to recover/repair the OS. You may have done things backwards, you should have re-configured the boot loader first then set defaults, then start deleting stuff.
You may have to clean install.
(There will most likely be more advice forthcoming, we love to help; check back periodically.)

Maybe restart and get yourself to the Boot Menu with the appropriate F key.
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A:resizing partition crashed ! cant see files HELP PLZ

Hi AzNDuDe and welcome to TSF !

Use Partition Table Doctor. Here are the instructions on how to use it. Make sure you read the user guide as well. The free demo version can't make any changes to your drive but it will tell you whether it can recover the older partitions. Go to operations and select rebuild partition table and see if it can find them. You'll have to buy it (40$) to be able to make any changes to your drive.

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Never resize partitions when there's still valuable data somewhere on the hard disk. Partitions should be created before you install XP as there's always a chance the resizing process fails. Also what do you mean by USB cable ? Were you resizing the partitions using an USB interface ? You should never do that. Always make sure the drive is hooked to a SATA or IDE controller before you repartition it.
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You should have kept two copies of all your data - - one copy on the Dell hard drive and another copy on a completely separate hard drive (external).Try partition recovery software or file recovery software:Partition recovery: recovery:
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A:Resizing a Win XP partition-startup prob.

Don't bother to reply. I have since done a fresh install of both OS's. Thanks for all the help.
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A:Computer mucked up while resizing partition

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A:BSOD after PartitionMagic 8 partition resizing

How far did PM get before locking up?

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Welcome to Seven Forums migloredan.
See if this might help, Option Two.
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A:Need help resizing and moving partition in a dual boot Win 7 / Win 8.1

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Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

Whatever you do, do not try to make another primary partiton.
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Try this:
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Now see if you can get into the BIOS Setup
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can i run the program straight away with any surprisesClick to expand...

with any surprises? of course!

If you took the download option from the Symantec site, it should contain a help file once installed; If not, contact Symantec.
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I use Partition Wizard
Free Download Partition Wizard

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management?
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A:Startup error after resizing Windows partition

Actually, these are the steps to follow when windows fail to start :

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Stuck at BIOS after resizing with Partition Wizard, help!

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A:Not Booting after resizing partition, No Boot Error

I've only used GParted when installing Linux. It may be worth a shot to boot it and see if it has some sneaky way of remembering the last operation. See if it gives any option to undo.

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A:Resizing system partition without deleting data


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Use Parition Wizard to do this, as it is more flexible than Windows Disk Management for this job:

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A:Error 0xc0000225 after resizing partition, can't boot

In my experiences, system recovery disks are usually tied to a computer manufacturer. (unless this has changed in windows 7)

Can you try to get ahold of a full install disk for the original OS version?
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I've done some research and the most helpful information I have found is this:
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A:Warranty issue and customer service

Hello. You have posted on the Laptop Audio discussion board. I suggest that you post on the Customer Care board. Do not include your service tag and contact numbers, because those will be removed as per forum policy. If someone from Dell replies to your post, they will ask you to send them that information via the forum's private message feature.
I hope you find success in resolving your warranty issues.
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How to escalate this issue to Global Lenovo support?
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A:Resizing/partitioning with Partition Wizard, preemptive question?

Download their Boot ISO and burn a boot recovery CD in case of disaster.

Shut-down all other applications before committing changes to disc as they recommend.
In the past P.W. added/altered my partitions successfully many times,
but once I lost all partitions.
Defense+ in Comodo Internet Security doubles the time taken to copy or delete a large quantity of files;
I now believe any such protection should be shut-down when changing partitions.
BUT FIRST Disconnect the Internet to prevent infection and any "out-of-band" security patch installation.


Use the Boot recovery CD,
That automatically ensures freedom from applications competing for resources,
it also avoids all the incessant business of Windows Services.

N.B. I do not blame P.W. for my partition loss.
I was making extreme changes,
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A:Not Honoring Warranty/TERRIBLE customer service

Hi @bassplayinlady ,
I sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your private messages then this post has instructions that will guide you through the process.
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A:Out of patience with Dell's horrible warranty service

Tough luck. I've also have had more hardware issues than I can count, including trackpad failures, fan issues, lights burnt out, etc... I just continuously had stuff break on my $1400 laptop for no reason. 
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A:How to Secure Hard Drive Before Warranty Service

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A:Use recovery disk or warranty?

<<Should I use this warranty and go back to Office Depot for them to fix it...or should I use my recovery disk to fix it?>>

It seems to me that the nature of the problem...which is not yet defined...should determine your options more clearly.

I've not owned any OEM systems covered by a warranty. Seems to me that the terms of that warranty are something that you should become familiar with.

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If I had an OEM system...the support webpage for that system would be the first place that I would look...for possible answers to situations that I encountered while using my system.

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A:How to file a complaint against dell customer service and Warranty

Contact link, bottom of the screen.
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