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Partition recovery - Diskpart issue

Q: Partition recovery - Diskpart issue

Hi there,

Apologies if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move.

My brother shrinked his laptop drive by 100GB and then made a new partition from that which he backed up data onto in order to format Windows for a fresh install. When installing he did diskpart and used the following commands which wiped out the 100GB Data partition and continued to install Windows without realising this.

- Diskpart
- List Disk
- Select Disk 0
- Clean
- Create Primary Partition
- Format Quick FS=NTFS
- Exit

Which as mentioned he then proceeded to install Windows 7. Is there any chance to recover this lost data as it was pictures of his child and a few videos of him as well as some data files.

Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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A: Partition recovery - Diskpart issue

You can try partition wizard - partition recovery. Select quick scan. When it finished, tick ALL partitions you want to save, Apply.

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A:Data Recovery after Diskpart cleaned and created new partition

UDF, GPT, veracrypt - Plus you ran diskpart clean. All too complicated.

Anyway, post a screenshot of your external drive in Windows Disk Management.(Please remove all other external storage devices.)

Also a screenshot of how Minitools Partition Wizard sees it.

Third run the Partition Recovery Wizard on the external drive, do a Quick Scan. Let Quick scan complete.Post a screenshot of the Partitions shown. (See my post here for reference Raid 5 became unallocated.)

Once you have snapped it, click on Cancel and close the Partition Wizard.

Let us see whether at all we can see any light at the end of the tunnel.

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Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I hope you have a backup of that deleted partition somewhere. Since you cleaned the disk, created new partitions, and formatted, the chances of recovering that deleted partition are very slim.

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Not possible, sorry.

Quote: Originally Posted by DiskPart Command-Line Options

Removes any and all partition or volume formatting from the disk with focus. On master boot record (MBR) disks, only the MBR partitioning information and hidden sector information are overwritten. On GUID partition table (GPT) disks, the GPT partitioning information, including the Protective MBR, is overwritten; there is no hidden sector information.
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Quote: Originally Posted by tisungeni

But I accidentally typed in Bcdedit /export C:\BCD instead of Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup and pressed ENTER. And it said the command was completed.

I can't see how this could be the cause of your problem.

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Thats quite a mess you have there. Try and recover the partition using the free version of Partition Wizard:

Some reading/instructions:
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A:HDD Data lost, Diskpart Clean and Create Partition Primary Commands

Hi alexalget,

I am still trying to reconstruct what you have done leading to this problem. Please answer each question point by point for my understanding.

1. You had put a 500GB HDD into an external casing. When you put it in the very first time, was that HDD a new one or it already had data in it?

2.Have you been using this setup, reading and writing into the drive since the time you put that 500GB drive in it, without changing the disk structure? In other words did you wipe / format it and started with a clean 500GB HDD inside?

3. If you were already using the drive, you will not be able to create a new volume unless you delete the existing volume. Did you delete the existing volume, before you created a new small volume of 8 GB?

4. Did you use Windows Disk Management to create this new 8GB volume?

5. Also post a screenshot of how your drive looks now in Windows Disk Management as well as Partition Wizard -the very first screen that appears when you launch PW.

( I know you had read the other thread by lonewolf, where Anshad Edavana had done an excellent work reconstructing the MBR, partition table and the NTFS boot sector. But your case is different - you seem to have done multiple operations rather than just a diskpart clean as in that case - and I am not sure whether you should follow that.)
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A:Using Diskpart/Clean to fix Windows 7 repair/upgrade issue.

Quote: Originally Posted by Baback

My question is if I do an image of W7 with Acronis before running Diskpart/Clean,what will happen when I restore it.
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I'd say yes.

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A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

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A:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

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Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.
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That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

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A:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

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

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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.

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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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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Hi there,

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

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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

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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.
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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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:[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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You would do that by creating an image. Then burn it to a cd.

Do you mean a XP recovery Console cd? or a whole system image?
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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: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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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:Do I need my Recovery Partition having a Factory Recovery Media.

Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.
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A:partition table issue - win7 hidden partition formatted

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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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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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.

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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:recovery partition

If that's the recovery key for the BIOS, yes it should work. One thing to note, Dell's recovery capability depends on the layout of the partition table, or at least it used to. If that was changed, the system recovery wouldn't work.

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A:Recovery Partition

Hi Tony
I have gleaned this from the ASUS website:
Place your mouse in the top or lower-right corner of your display, or press Windows+C shortcut. The Charms will appear. Click Settings Charm.
Click "Change PC settins" at the bottom of your display.
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sorry for confusing text... I'm from Croatia
Tnx in advance...

A:Recovery partition


Not all computers are the same, some have what is called restore to factory specs. You push an fkey and it will returrn your computer to the way it was the day you bought it. The information is in your computer manual.

But you do not need it.

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A:Recovery partition

Although there may be a way to copy the hidden partition, I would imagine that it won't work on another machine as it check the digital signature. I.e. if your not installing on the proper machine (it check the motherboard signature) then setup will not continue.

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A:Recovery partition?

Sure...that's what a disk image or backup is...a way of returning the system to a clean functional status.
Recovery partitions/disks only came about...because OEMs tired of providing Windows install disks to users...the intet is to give the purchaser/user of OEM systems a way of doing a clean install without involving the inclusion of Windows disks as part of the purchase.  My guess is that it's a matter of money, rather than a move based on anything else.
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Hello, I recently bought my HP laptop. The original operating system on this laptop was Vista, however the shop I bought it from installed Windows 7 RC before I bought the laptop. When my RC version expired awhile ago, i bought 7 Professional and did a clean install. My laptop has always had 4 partitions, 3 large ones and one small one named RECOVERY. It's about 14 GB in size with only 2GB left of free space. I never really knew what it was or worried about it. However, now I'm wondering if it's necessary to keep it. Do I need these files? Can I just delete the partition and allocate the space to another partition? Any help would be appreciated.


A:Recovery partition help

Is a RECOVERY partition necessary? If so, how can I make a new one? The one I have now was on the computer before I installed windows 7 Pro. That means that the RECOVERY partition on my computer at the moment is useless. Is that correct?
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Hi, I tried reinstalling windows using HP's recovery partition on an HP laptop. The directions were simple, just hold f11 at startup and it loaded a recovery program. I ran the program and found that it doesnt work. now whenever i try to start up windows i get the error message...

NTLDR is missing
Press control+alt+delete to restart

My next thought was, owell i dont need recovery partition anyway, so i stuck an OEM version of windows that I own on in the cd drive. I then come to find out that my OEM version wont recognize a hard drive in which it can install windows on.

Any suggestions? The HP recovery partition is a little new to me. I'm too used to working with my own builds.

oh yeah btw, my version of windows is XP

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i've used the recovery partition on my computer before and it worked great....Before I install the new virus protection I have i'd like to do it again......i was just wondering if there is anyway to save certain files so they arent deleted in the recovery.....I would transfer it all to DVD but i have almost 50 GB of music and it would be alot easier if i could just keep it on the comp somehow......thanks


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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Samsung notebook N130 came with Win XP Home and a recovery partition.
I added another partition to store my data.
Now XP seems to accumulate a lot of rubbish and became too slow, although all the partitions are 40% free. Defragmentation and runing antivirus do not help.
Neither help going to BIOS and running repair mode.
I need something more radical. I never used the recovery partition.
How do I use the recovery partition for this purpose and is there a way to keep my data partition intack?
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nbsp Hello folks nbsp I'm planning to get an SSD for my laptop so that Recovery Partition I can move my operating system and related partition to a faster boot drive and the HDD I will be connecting through the optical drive slimeline sata slot using a Caddy nbsp My question is if I don't Recovery Partition clone copy move the Recovery partition in my current main drive to the SSD and just let it be on the HDD is it going to work in future Is it going to become corrupt or not nbsp I want Recovery Partition as much space as I can get on the SSD GB model otherwise I have no problem in Recovery Partition moving the Recovery partition nbsp If this can cause problems is there a way I can move the Recovery partition to USB or to my backup drive If so please guide on which programs to use and some guideliness how to's on how to move the partition nbsp Help is very much appreciated Thanks and Regards nbsp nbsp

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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I have a Toshiba l-305=s6933 laptop, I am told that there is a recovery partition which I can use to reinstall vista?Can anyone explain how to access this partition.thank youMod Edit~ e-mail address removed to protect the member from spam bots

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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Hi there My question is about the Windows Recovery Environment partition s Looks like I have one too many Starting at an offset of KB diskpart sees the following Partition EFI SYSTEM Mb Required No hidden FAT Volume Partition quot old quot Old Recovery partition WIN RE Mb Required Yes hidden NTFS Old Recovery partition Volume Partition MS RESERVED Mb Required No hidden No volume Partition WINDOWS Gb Old Recovery partition Required No NTFS C Volume Partition quot new quot WIN RE Mb Required Yes hidden NTFS Volume Partition DATA Gb Required No NTFS D Volume Partition W RESTORE IMAGE Gb Required Yes hidden NTFS Volume My first disk is a GPT SSD The second disk has data volumes and NTFS Originally this ASUS notebook came with Windows which was later upgraded to Eventually was installed again clean install EDIT maybe I didn't use the right words by saying quot clean install quot as I didn't actually format C but what I meant is that I installed a brand new copy of Windows without keeping existing applications nor migrating settings I guess the quot new quot Win Recovery partition was automatically created during Windows clean install reagent info confirms the current Recovery Environment path is GLOBALROOT device harddisk partition Recovery WindowsRE so it's the fifth partition on the first disk EDIT I stand corrected it is pointing to the fourth partition on the first disk I would like to keep the quot new quot WinRE but delete the quot old quot WinRE Partition quot old quot WIN RE Mb and also delete Partition W RESTORE IMAGE Gb How should I remove the quot old quot RE partition Can I just delete it in Disk Management and then create a regular volume instead Or should I keep it and change the partition type in Diskpart I am afraid the new renumbered quot partition count quot might confuse Windows and Windows Recovery

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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On one of my XP Home Boxes I removed the Recovery Partition due to it being  corrupted. Is there a way to repartition that for recovery needs?
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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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Does Windows 7 come with a Recovery Partition?
I typed in Recovery after clicking the Start button but am not sure of the options.  The one in question says "Restore your computer or reinstall windows" among others, but, don't know if this is the proper option.  I have some recovery discs but want to know if this option is available also.  I used it in XP before, and was very fast as opposed to the Re-install.
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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.
If there is a recovery partition on a system, you will see it as a partition in Disk Management. On my laptop it isn't actually called anything like Recovery, in some brands it is, mine is a 13.39GB Primary partition not allocated a drive letter.