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Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

Q: Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

On my laptop I have, in common with many others, a 11 Gb pertition, that could be used to restore the laptop to its original state. It is very unlikely that I would ever want to do so, as I have since installed Vista x64 from a retail copy.

Is it possible to delete this partition and extend C: into that space?

What would be the pitfalls , if any?

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Preferred Solution: Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

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A: Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

Hello bgowers,

The only bad effect this would have is that you no longer have the backup.

You can delete it from Disk Management.

~Lordbob

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I want to back up my system by cloning the entire HDD. I have a 25GB recovery partition created by the notebook manufacturer, ASUS, as part of the OEM Recovery Disks.

Should I also include it with the Windows partitions or just ignore it altogether?


Thanks in advance.

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You say you want to clone the entire HDD. If you mean that, yes, you'd have to include the 25 GB partition.

If you exclude it, you would not then later be able to recover to factory specifications using that 25 GB partition. It wouldn't exist.

You probably can make a set of recovery disks that will provide the same functionality as the recovery partition, although those disks would not be as reliable as the partition.

And of course you may have little or no interest in ever being able to restore to factory specifications, in which case you can exclude the recovery partition.

Lastly--I wouldn't consider a clone to be a backup. If you want to back up, think about imaging rather than cloning.

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Hey guys, I've tried searching a lot about this topic but couldn't find an answer or maybe it was too complicated for me. So basically i 'm trying to restore my windows 7 home premium to factory settings. I don't have a backup CD and I can't find my product key which is supposed to be in an sticker at the back of my laptop. Well there is a sticker but its been two years and the sticker has been washed out(sort of) and I can't properly see the product key now.

My HP G62 notebook PC has 3 partitions. Drive C is where all of my data is stored, Drive D is named recovery, which I guess is a manufacturer's recovery partition. It occupies about 11 GB of memory. The third partition has nothing. I was thinking I could restore my laptop to factory settings using this manufacturer's recovery partition but a Microsoft support guy told me I'll need the product key and a windows 7 disc for this to work.

So what do I do now? How do I get my product key? I tried contacting HP to see if they could help me with the product key thing but since I don't live in the US, they keep transferring the line from one department to another. I'm so disappointed with their so called support.

So could you guys please tell me what shall I do now?

A:Need to recover my windows 7 using manufacturer's recovery partition

Offhand, I think the MS support guy is wrong.

I've never had a PC with a recovery partition, but my understanding is that they will restore without any Windows 7 disc or Product Key.

Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

You'd need the Product Key from the sticker if you were going to do a clean install, but you aren't.

I think the recovery partition will self-activate.

I don't think recovery partitions are foolproof, so you may have issues of some kind. But generally they work OK.

You must back up any personal data or it will be lost.

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Hi
I have an HP PC, which came with a manufacturer "recovery" partition as D letter.
everything was OK in Vista, then with Window Seven home upgrade, then Ultimate 64 bit.
After a problem, I reinstalled Seven Ultimate 32 bits (as I use two old applications and founder Virtual machine very slow)
The point is that the partition stayed the same,
- C drive : 917 go, (781 free)
- HP recovery drive D : 13,4 go (1,25 free).

I know the free space on this recovery D is small, but it always have been so, and the content is the same size (manufacturer recovery) - whitout red bar warning.

Now (since my last clean reinstall) Window detect this D (recovery) miss space and give a "red bar" low space warning.

Is that a way i can delete this red bar warning just for the D (recovery) drive, and keep it for the other drives, without changing or disabling this D partition ?

Everything is working fine, just the bar, which is a annoyance.

That surely must be a way as previously (on Vista, Seven home and Seven ultimate 64 bit) this was not such red bar

Thank you in advance !

Mary

A:How to remove red bar (full drive) for manufacturer recovery partition

You get the red bar when the partition has less than 10% freespace. But in the case of the Recovery Partition, that is really nothing to worry about.

HP always cuts their recovery partitions very short. There are a few possibilities how stuff could have gotten into that partition.

1. Because some files were erroneously placed there. Open the partition and see whether there are any of your files that do not belong there.

2. The partition could be activated for restore points that take space. Check that in elevated Command prompt with this command: vssadmin list shadowstorage

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I essentially decided to use my hard-drive for two different forms of Windows XP 32 and 64-bit. This was some time ago, and it ended up with the 64-bit partition (C:\) as my system partition. The 32-bit partition (E:\) was considered a logical drive, and I used it almost entirely, due to the fact that my CD Key for 64-bit will no longer work, for whatever reason.

Eventually, I decided that I needed the space from the old, unused 64-bit partition, and since both partitions had Windows installed on them, I thought it'd be no problem to just delete 64-bit and merge the remaining space with my 32-bit partition.

Unfortunately, before I got that far, I found out that my 32-bit partition no longer will boot. After reading up on it, I found out about the system partition and all that stuff that I messed up by deleting the 64-bit partition.

I've tried to use the recovery console via boot CD, but when using BootCFG, the /SCAN function doesn't recognize the 32-bit partition. I've verified that the files are still there (installed another partition with windows and checked via explorer), but even with an edited boot.ini, the Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit partition won't boot beyond the blue screen, windows logo after "Welcome".

Is there anyway to salvage and fix the partition? I'd rather avoid losing all the driver installations and registry keys I have on the other partition, and would much rather just make that drive the system partition... Read more

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Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?

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I accidently deleted :

- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition

when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.

now i only have :

- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)

when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)

A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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I put 7100 on a second partition on my p.c. so I could test it out since I have had to revert to 7000 paritition on this machine on all builds after 7022 due to internet loss bug. However I have solved the problem and am now ready to move the second partition over onto the first one, which I have done before with Win7 since it has a hidden partition with its boot manager and so it doesn't rely on C: drive to boot.

Normally I would use Disk Management to delete the first partiition, then use Partition Magic Pro 9 to move the second partition over onto the first one's free space. It has worked several times so far, but the problem is that I am not sure I want to have as a long-term main partition one which is labeled "F." Is this going to be a problem somewhere down the line? I cannot find a way to change the drive letter on a primary system partition like this to letter "C" which is now available. Any suggestions or do I just need to clean install?

A:Moving 2nd partition onto deleted 1st partition?

No problems will occur. You can change the drive letters by accessing Disk Management, right clicking on the "F" partition, and pressing "Change Drive Letter and Paths". If there is no "C" drive present or "C" has not already been assigned, then it should work.

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Hello, I've been wanted to reformat my computer for a while now. So today I deleted my OS's partition, but then I came up with an error saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." I backed up everything on another partition. But now I can't even access it because I have no OS. I can delete the hard drive clean and install a new windows through there, but that would mean losing all of my data. Is there any way I can boot my computer to recover those files? This is on an ASUS n56, laptop.

Thank you for reading!

A:Deleted my OS partition, but have info on another partition..

What is the exact error message? " windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." doesn't quite describe the exact problem you are having. Kindly post the full error message, we need the specifics.

What version of Windows do you intend to install? Seven | 8 | 8.1 (32-bit | 64-bit).

How did you delete the OS partition (Windows media or other utility?).

Did you perform any other partition operations other than just deleting the partition? For example, converting from GPT to MBR disk or vice versa, creating new partitions, etc?

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Before Win7 I had Win XP SP3.
I did clean installation (deleted Program Files partition and C:\) partition, but somehow, my "Programming" partition got deleted as well.
It was 10 GB, and had some VERY important data on it.
When I go to Storage Manager, it's shown as part of C: partition, as you can see on image.

Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:

And, when I try to change it's drive letters and paths, it pops this error:


I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).

Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?

Few notes:
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.

A:Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,

Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.

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I'm just going to lay the story out from the beginning and build up to my current status of the problem.

I had a working desktop pc with a single hard drive (200GB) that had 2 partitions. I had my main partition that had literally everything on it. And a 2nd partition labeled "hp_recovery."(@ 10gb) In the past I had formatted and reinstalled no problem and for some reason every time I did a new install that recovery would carry over and I know what it's there for but I got tired of losing 10 gigs for nothing since I have my own install cd. So one day I just got impulsive and decided I was going to just delete that recovery partition and merge the empty space into my main partition and just have 1 big one. Well I deleted it using partition magic or a similar program and got rid of it pretty easy, BUT thinking it would just be so smooth after restart my system would not boot and just hanged at a blank black screen after power on. So I tried to fix the MBR and try to get a boot out of my main partition but had no luck. Not wanting to create a new partition out of the 10gig and install xp just to recover my files and burn to cds I decided to try to recover the lost partition and undo all changes I made and just deal with the extra partition on my pc until I could find a better solution.

I looked up software on my other pc and tried many different data recovery programs such as, Partition Table Doctor, Parted Magic, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. These are ... Read more

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I own a Dell Studio 1555 laptop having Vista 32-bit. But it was giving problems so i wanted to install Windows XP, so when I inserted the disc, after loading all the drivers it showed a blue screen. I tried several times but same error was coming. I was having a DOS disc, with that i deleted the partitions coz i was thinking the recovery drive was not allowing me to install XP. But now neither i can create a partition nor i can install any OS. Please suggest what to do ?

Moreover is there any chance of warranty being void since i bought it just 4 months back ?

A:Partition Deleted

Hello Ayan007, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you didn't create the "Recovery Disks" before you deleted the "Recovery Partition" then you may have done away with the only way to recover your PC if ever you have any issues that require you to do a "Factory Recovery"; if it was the "D: Recovery" partition it's probably not big enough to install an OS on, how big is it?

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Hey guys,

So this is my problem:

I have a 500GB Maxtor Hard disk, and I went to install windows xp, but during the installation i saw that it was split into different partitions. I have no idea why but i deleted one of them. Now i think the entire hard disk is screwed up. When i connected it to my laptop using a SATA docking station, under disk management it gives me my C drive which is disk 0 and it gives me the Maxtor hard disk which is disk 1. But disk 1 is split into 100mb, 60Gb and 405.66 GB with the 405.66 being unallocated. What should i do to make it 1 500GB harddisk.

Pls Helpp!!!
 

A:Please help with deleted partition

Assuming the disk does not contain an operating system, or any personal data you need, just remove the partitions, so the whole disk is unallocated, then create a simple partition the entire size of the disk e.g. 465GB in size.
 

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Hello. I have an Acer laptop that had Windows 8 on it. We took the free upgrade to get to Windows 10 and tried it for a few months. Now I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it. I put the disc in the drive and booted. I deleted all partitions except for the data partition that has our movies and music on it. It tells me that Windows can't be installed on this because it is a GPT type. It appears that while the installer is running, when you delete partitions it happens immediately. I thought that it would allow me to cancel because I didn't commit the changes, but I was wrong. I can't format the entire drive because we have important documents on there. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? We prefer 7, but I have a feeling I need to reinstall 10 first, and then back up the data to an external drive, and then wipe the whole drive to install 7.

A:Deleted OS Partition and Need Help

I also have a copy of Fedora and SuSE. Perhaps there is a way I can Live Boot and transfer the files to an external hard drive?

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ive deleted my EFI partition on my 1tb Samsung external hdd and now it dosent seem to be recognised as usb 3.0,

if i plug it into my usb 3.0 the little blue light flashes a few times and then goes off, i cant see it in with my hard drives and it isnt showing in disk management,

if i plug it into usb 2.0 it shows up and works fine and it was working fine with usb 3.0 until i deleted the EFI

is there a way to put the efi partition back on?

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Hey guys,
Today i was buying some used drives from a guy and the PC we were using to test the drives from had my main windows 7 install on it,,, being in a rush at the end testing the last drive he sold me i accidentally deleted the partition on my main drive,, i DID NOT format it,, im wondering if there is a way i can restore that partition and have it boot up again???
If so whats the best way to do it? is there a tutorial here on the site for this? i havent had a chance to check yet but will start a full search after i post this and hope that maybe someone will reply and or if i find what i need then i will just come back here and delete this post or update it as solved
Thanks

A:Deleted Partition

The free MiniTool Partition Wizard may be able to help.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

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I'm not sure if this goes here, but I deleted a partition on a slave hard drive and then I created a new partition over it. But I haven't formatted it. Now I just found out that there was data on that partition that I really need but I don't know how to get it back if I have a partition over it now that isn't formatted. Help!
 

A:Deleted Partition

Try using data recovery software. You will likely need to use "scan" mode, which will read all of the sectors of the HDD (and will take awhile). I've had decent luck with EaseUS.
 

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I accidentally Deleted a partition how can i get it back?
Thanks
 

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installed linux on my hp mini 1010nr and erased the little partition that had sp 3 behind it. i bought an external drive to reinstall my win xp os but it says it can't install because it needs sp3, how do i fix this.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Memory: 2gigs
Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive
 

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:Need help with a deleted PARTITION.

Hi welcome to TSG

you'd be better posting this in either the hardware forum or software forum?
 

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Hey guys, have a client with a WinXP workstation. They showed up one morning to find this one un-bootable. I've diagnosed it to the point where I can recover the partition but wanted to bounce it off you guys real quick to see if you think I should look for a CMOS virus or..?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Should have mentioned, I've got the IDE drive plugged into my laptop via a USB adapter cable right now. The workstation itself if sitting on the desk powerless and cracked open.

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Hi, I bought a msi GT627 about a year ago and when it got here, I noticed it had 3 partitions. 1 with windows vista on it. 1 with the OS installed (C and 1 was just a data drive (D

My C: drive only had 50 gb total on it. Yeah it finally filled up. My D: had 250 gb of space on it. I decided I just wanted 2 drives. One with the windows disk on it and the other with the OS which is (C I deleted the entire D: drive and then I extended my c: drive to total around 295 gb.

I reinstalled windows Vista onto the new C: drive and now every time when windows boots up to the desktop. I get a small DOS window ( C:windows/system32/cmd.exe) and then approximately 30 seconds later, windows shuts down. I cannot figure out what to do here. I thought maybe I shouldnt have deleted the D: drive but in my mind it was just a storage drive. I tried to make a new D: just smaller but it didnt fix the problem. If I go into safe mode, it runs fine but I obviously cannot update things because of safe mode limitations. Any help at all would be much appreciated..

A:I deleted a partition pls help!

Welcome
I would do a clean install. It seems that you are not installed correctly. Be sure to follow the format procedue given in this tutorial
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

If you have the full version
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit 350gb 4gb ram 2.2 ghz
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:deleted partition & OPS need help

Hello tazloccsta and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you used HP Disk Sanitizer. As you probably know, this is a utility that can securely erase all data from a hard drive.

HP ProtectTools - keep data, networks and communications protected from threats

Ordinarily I'd suggest you try to return your computer to a previous condition by using a restore point from a date/time prior to using Disk Sanitizer. But I'm not at all confident this would work. It would be way too easy for an unauthorized person to gain access to your computer and "undelete" the data you thought had been securely deleted. But you can give it a try.

System Restore

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that may help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you might want to skip directly to a repair install. It will try to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. It would probably take less than an hour and if it works, you'd just have to reinstall Windows Updates.

Repair Install

You could also use this opportunity to do a clean reinstall and eliminate the HP bloatware and useless factory installed utilities that just slow down a machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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OK I SOME HOW DELETED MY RECOVERY PITITION I HAVE AN ACER EXTENSA 4420 THATS NOT THE PROBLEM .
THE ISSUE LIES IN THE FACT THAT I DIDNT OR DONT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE PIONT
AND I KEEP GETTING SENT BACK TO THE RESTORE ,RECOVERY WINDOW
IM NOT SLOW AT ALL WHEN IT COME TO COMPUTERS BUT I NEED A HAND ON THIS ONE
 

A:Deleted partition d !!!!

If you deleted the recovery partition without ever making recovery discs or you lost them, you may be able to purchase recovery discs by first going to this page on the Acer support web site:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
 

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Hi,
Trying to tidy up my PC, I deleted the partition that had Win 98 on as I no longer use it. I have a much larger partition with Win XP, that I use all the time. With Partition Magic I deleted the Win98 partition, and now my PC wont load as I must have deleted the Active partition. How can I get into my PC to make the XP partition to be the Active partition. Then it will boot up. I am not very familiar with Dos, and will need help.
 

A:Help, I have deleted the Active partition

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I can't refresh or reinstall using Windows or Samsung functions, which I is my own fault as I deleted the recovery partition by mistakenly thinking it was not important.

I have contacted Samsung, they say it's my fault so they won't help. I contacted Microsoft and they said the same. Nobody will provide installation disks. I think these are my options..

1) Use my flatmates Windows 8 laptop to make disks. Its a different brand laptop though, is this a problem? Also, should I use DVDs or CDs? I have my serial number and product code and I don't mind downloading drivers from Samsung.

2)Buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for ?50 because I'm a student. But I'm unsure if this will be a full install with all the files I need because it is only an upgrade?

I would like to sort this out sooner rather than later. I need my laptop for coursework. Any advice greatly appreciated.

A:I deleted my recovery partition.... I know now that's bad!

It isn't a bad idea at all....but that's assuming you have made recovery discs. Anytime I buy a laptop, I wipe the drive completely and install the OS myself, but I keep a copy of my restore discs, just in case. Having your only recovery method on the hard drive (which is prone to fail) is never a good idea.

That all being said, do you have any friends who might have a plain vanilla Windows 8 disc? The recovery discs from another laptop, assuming they even boot, typically won't let you repair a system...only reinstall.

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hello frnds, recovery partition of my laptop dv 2911 tx has been deleted after installing windows 7 so is it possible to get recovery partition back if install vista operating system back? thank youAnkit

A:Recovery partition deleted

Yes...

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Hi Everyone... I recently posted this in the Windows Thread

Well, I got up this morning and attempted to remove Linux from my computer. I thought I would be able to just delete that partition from my hard drive. Yes, I should have researched this first. Now I am unable to use my computer. When I power on, I get a "grub error." I tried to just boot again and press "F10" to load my recovery software, but that didn't work. It just continues to boot and I receive that error. And it gets worse...I don't have a Windows XP installation disk. Everything came pre-installed on my computer. I know there is a lot of information about this topic. I'm not really techie at this like this (obviously since I deleted the partition ). So, I really didn't understand what the other threads were saying. Could someone PLEASE give me detailed instructions on how to fix my computer? I just want Windows back!!

Thanks in advance!

I wasn't getting much response there, so I thought I would try here. One person said I would have to go out and purchase a Windows XP CD. I really don't want to do that. Is there anyway I could use the Linux cds I made too get everything working correctly?

Oh...I'm using Debian Linux.
 

A:Deleted Linux Partition

can you remember your product key?... If so ring microsoft and provide them with the key and they shall send you a new cd

Regards Jase
 

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Hello My recovery partition was destroyed when I did a full system backup using Acronis backup software.  When I try to do a restore job using the same software, there is no recovery partition and also some of the pre-installed softwares are missing. Where can I buy a recovery media or what is my next step to have my laptop back to the original state? Regards. 

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So, I got my new Acer yesterday with Swedish Win8 OEM installed. Not accustomed to Win8 yet I decided to install Win7 instead and booted my Win7 USB (changed to Legacy from UEFI in order to do so). However, little did I know that things have gotten much more complicated! Apperently you can't install Win7 over Win8 with a lot of hassle.

Here's the thing that happened to me:
Not really aware of what I was doing i accidentaly formatted two partitions! Partition 5 containing (what I guess) the drivers and partition 4 containing the system files. After realizing that I can't even install Win7 i exited but now my Windows won't boot!

This is how the partitions look:

It tries to troubleshoot but to no avail. All i get is the option to shut down or go to advanced options where I've tried Refresh and Recover which doesn't work. So I tried downloading an Windows 8 MSDN iso:

File Name: en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.isoLanguages: EnglishSHA1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4SI knew that it would be a long shot since I'm using Swedish Win 8 but decided to try. This time when I choose to Reset with the bootable win8 Iso I get: "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."Is there anything at all that I can do to reinstall the drivers and OS?I promise not to mess with Windows 8 installations anymore after this >_>

A:Help! - Deleted driver partition

Welcome to EightForums.

To Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

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Hi!

I accidentaly deleted the existing partition on my seagate expansion 2 TB external HDD. I have used active partition which recognises all my folders and files, and saved the scan results. However I cannot seem to restore it as the drive apperas to have bad sectors.

Also ran spinrite level 2, but nothing has come back, to my surprise.

Any advice? I seem to be missing out on a step somewhere and would not liket to proceed doing anything without advice first.

Thanks in advance.
 

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During a re-install of Win 7 I deleted the 100mb system partition. The install didn't rebuild this partition. The computer runs fine but will not do a restart from either the shutdown menu or from a program restart window. Don't know if the two are related but I need to rebuild the system partition. Looking for some instructions.

Thanks for the help.

Bob K

A:Deleted Win 7 100mb partition

There is tutorial on the forum about removing that 100mb partition and reloading the info that was there in the main partition. Not sure where it's at I will look. Found it not sure about this in general so get some others to chime in with help. System Reserved Partition - Delete If you don't have a install DVD I suspect a recovery disc will get you to the command area. Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

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accidentally i delete my efi partition. now i cannot boot up to windows 8
any advice what should i do?
sorry before

A:EFI / UEFI partition Deleted

Found this , talks about protecting and recovering a UEFI partition...it's not a simple process unfortunately...

Protecting and Recovering a UEFI System

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Well I made a 5gb partition on my hard drive for linux recently. Today I realized it was useless, and I wanted to delete it. So being new to this stuff I thought it would be alright to just delete the partition and reformat it. I restart my computer and the grub loading message still comes up but gives me an error. This is what it says:

GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17

Any way to fix this? I think I can still boot into some live cd's for linux if necessary. Also, I am running windows xp with SP2 and had Freespire Linux.

It won't let me boot into windows or linux and all I can do is get into my bios or boot off a live cd.

Thanks for reading this!

EDIT: I think I should add I don't have a windows disc. Dell never sent one with my computer...

A:Deleted Linux Partition

You need your XP disk and boot to the recovery console and run fixmbrMarkhttp://www.microsoft.com

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i have laptop sony vaio vgn cs 320j ...
i had installed windows 7 ultimaye 64 earlier...
but i have already formatted that one..now no os on pc..
i also deleted by mistakes syaytem partition..
i dont have driver cd..

what to do???

driver are there on sony website...but which one to download i dont know for booting my windows???

at present my pc on non-bootable mode..

Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Support

please help....

A:deleted system partition...

Hello swap2511 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also delete the hidden recovery partition installed at the factory by Sony? If it's still on the hard drive you can restore your computer to factory specs. This recovery guide should be fairly close for your model Vaio computer.

https://www.docs.sony.com/Release/VG...overyguide.pdf

You might also be able to recover the deleted partitions with a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

Or you might consider doing a clean reinstall of the operating system and removing all factory bloatware. If you need an installation DVD step 1 explains how to get a free, legal copy. You would download and save the ISO file for your version of Windows 7 (perhaps to the desktop) and then burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello, I was trying to expand a partition but deleted a partition in the process. I have a SSD and HDD the the partition which took about half of the HDD space.
On the HDD was a storage partition, system reserved and the deleted partition. So it is currently unallocated. I've tried running recovery programs they find it but
it will cost me money to restore it since I'm using the free version. What should I do now? I've attached a picture of what it looks like currently
I've tried using testdisk I cant really understand it.
 

A:Accidently deleted partition

Was the partition you deleted = to the unallocated space or was E: the partition you were expanding. Did you actually expand E: or stop after you deleted your partition? The less you write to E: the better as this could be overwriting data you are trying to recover if E: was indeed expanded into your previous partition space. If the unallocated space was equal to the partition you deleted and E: was not expanded then you have a good chance of recovery.
 
Do you have an external drive with enough free space to recover your data?

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I have a hard drive that I keep my software on. I deleted the partition on accident and would like to recover it without having to reformat. I really don't feel like installing all my software again. Would a system restore fix this problem?
 

A:Deleted the partition on a harddrive

No.

You may be able to recover the partition with:

Free:

Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool

Commercial:

Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
Nucleus Kernel Recovery for NTFS
But you better be prepared for the worst. You will probably need to restore your backup.
 

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Hi
I feel embarrassed even asking for help with this!
I hace a 250gb external usb drive, that I forgot to remove when re installing xp...and deleted the partition.
It had data on it that I would prefer not to have to tell someone I have lost 3 years of their work?
I have tried using pc recovery, test disk and bart pe...but because their were/are no partitions and no boot sector I have had a fruitless day
Any advice before I just put it all down to a lesson to be learned.....and a format!... would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Gerry
 

A:usb external h/d deleted partition

Never did it myself but see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245725
 

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Windows XP
HP Compaq 2710p Laptop

Please help!

I accidentally deleted the D: drive containing my recovery partition. I can't restore to factory settings using the driver recovery dvd because the system no longer detects the cd/dvd drive from the slim expandable base.

How can I recover the deleted partition? Or make the cd/dvd drive respond?

A:Deleted Recovery Partition

If you have not created anything on the partition or overwritten the partition with any files then you could recover it using a recovery program.
for a free and easy program you can try PC Inspector

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I have a Dell AMD athlon XP 3000+ which the previous owner had partitioned the HD for the DVD player. I followed the instructions to delete the partition for windows XP and now my computer won't start up. It won't let me start up normally or in last known config. In safe mode a get a list of disk/partition with a bunch of start up files. How can I fix this?
 

A:Deleted partition now won't start up

How were the partitions configured, then and now? Is the recovery partition still present with the Windows installation files that substitute for the CD? Do you have an XP CD?

How did you delete the partition?

Any changes to laptop partitions often destroys the manufacturer's MBR.
 

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:I need help recovering a deleted partition

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Hi everybody.
I'm afraid I did something stupid. I have 2 HD: the master with Win98 (with 3 units C,E,F FAT32) and the slave with WinXP (unit D, NFTS). I wanted to replace Win98 with Linux, keeping the dual boot possibility.
Before installing linux as second OS, I wanted to merge the three partitions on the master disk with partition magic. It gave me error #2003 (?) and at startup winXP could not find any units on that hard disk. So I decided to delete all the partition on that hard drive (NOT on the one containing the XP and my data) and create a new one.
Result: winXP did not start up. I tried with the XP cd recovery tool and run fixboot.
Result: I have the message that the file windows\sytem32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt.
I tried to expand it from the xp cd but I got again the same message, so I put back the previous hal.dll file.
The data on the secondary drive are all there but I cannot start up.

Can you help me?
Cheers
 

A:deleted partition - hal.dll missing

Is anybody there?
 

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Hello guy I'm new here and have come to this spot after searching.
What happened was I got a terrible virus that locked my computer so my only option at the time was to install a fresh copy and upgrade I went from win 7 home x64 to ultra x64. As I installed the fresh copy I chose to delete the old partition because of the virus not remembering all the stuff I had on there that I still needed data/doc/pics and so on when I was done everything was in working order and fresh.my second issues was when I bought my new iPhone the SIM card is different so all my contact and everything was lost for the last year because my back up was on my old system. I have been using stellar phoenix data restore pro and it finds the old system with everything on it.
The hard drive is on 250 gb on a acer aspire 5532 I think the old system may have been using around half of the space or even 150 gb tops.
When I go to recover the system it takes very long just to do 1g more like 15 hr just for that which is so time consuming I'm just worried maybe I'm going to fry my hard drive.
I have a 3 TB external hard drive I installed phoenix on and will recover info on that.
please let me know if there's any other way to get the deleted partition back I've also tried using other software but they do not find anything most say no unallocated found don't even no what that means lol but again I would be deeply greatfull if anybody can help also I've done another scan with phoenix its all come up again finds it e... Read more

A:Deleted Partition Recovery Help !!!

No help was given would like to delete profile thanks anyways

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I accidently deleted rcovery pertition on my pavilion dm4.. how i can get a recovery dvd to restore it back.

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Yesterday I had received my laptop from e-bay which is already installed with Windows 10,  I installed windows 8.1 pro.Unfortunately, I deleted the recovery partition. Please assist me how to recover the stuff.  Even though I do not have the recovery disc, 

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@Fayasamd? HP Support - Order software and driver media HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab253cl (Touch) (ENERGY STAR) http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/8502667/model/9112014/softw... REO

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When trying out Ubuntu on my computer, I accidentally deleted part of the Windows 7 partition.
In Ubuntu installation, I chose to partition away 200 GB of my 600 GB hard drive and format that as ext3. After doing this, the other 400 GB went from showing up as NTFS to "Unusable".
Is this completely deleted or is it possible to recover it? Not worried about files as I backed up a few weeks ago so I don't have anything important lost, I just want to get Windows 7 reinstalled without having to buy a new license.

Additional Info:
Computer is Hp dv7-4285dx running Windows 7 Home Premium
HP has recovery software but it was unsuccessful when trying to do a restore.

A:Windows 7 partition deleted

   Information
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?


How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center

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Today i installed window 7 on one of hard drives so i had window xp sp2 on C and window 7 on D. I also wanted to reformat my computer with window xp on C. So i used an usb with window xp in it to install. When i got to the part where you choose which drive to install window xp in i was going to choose C but then it said this partition is not compatible so i deleted the partition and tried to install it from it didn't work. So i gave up on reformating window xp sp2. So i restart my computer and when i try to boot it gets suck on the part where it says boot on CD and it gets stuck there forever and never goes on any further, then i try using window recovery console it all sets up fine but when it gets up to the part where it starts window i instantly get a blue screen of death saying window has shut down to prevent damage. I have been stuck trying to fix this for hours. I am writing this on my other computer and idk 2 do

A:Need help deleted my window xp partition

I can not reformat with my disc because every hard drive i try to install in gives me incompatibility

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