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Using Recovery Partition to Recover Partition

Q: Using Recovery Partition to Recover Partition

Could not boot. So - attempted to re-install OS. Ended up with a "recovery partition" which is c:\. My old c:\ is now d:\. I see all my data on d:\. How do I restore d:\ to be my main boot on c:\?

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Preferred Solution: Using Recovery Partition to Recover Partition

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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.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I have an HP PAvillion DV2000 that had a disk failure. The primary partition is dead (get's IO errors), but the "HP_Recovery" partition seems to be OK. I copied the recivery partition (using Partition Copy" function of Partition Commander) to a backup drive and replaced the disk drive. The new drive checked out fine from end-to-end, so I did a partition copy of the recovery partition back to the new drive from the backup drive. I can see the recovery partition as well as the "C Drive" partition, but I cannot get the recovery partition to be recognized as a bootable partition either by the BIOS (either as the primary partition or as the partition pointed to by pressing "F11" t startup) or by Partition Commander. I have tried everything i can think of, but it feels like I am missing something. Anyone have any ideas?.
 

A:Solved: Can't recover the recovery partition

The MBR of systems with a recovery partition senses keystrokes to enable boot from the recovery partition. That is now gone and it is not normally bootable.

If you create an SGD Boot Disk and boot from it, you may be able to bypass the MBR and boot directly into the partition. It has worked for others, but that really depends if the partition was altered in the imaging process.
 

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I have my netbook dual-boot WinXP and Windows 7. (I used EasyBCD for the dual-boot setup.)

In booting into Win7, I used to have the option of the "repair your computer", which brought one several useful tools, if there is problem booting.

Of course, the exact same tools are on the Win7 setup DVD, which I have. However, with a netbook, I don't always have the USB DVD drive with me, or the DVD, and that recovery stuff boots up much faster from the HDD partition, than from the DVD. So I think it is good to have. (Not at all like the notebook manufacturers recovery partitions. I wouldn't want to use those at all, wiping out all my data.)

Recently I upgraded to a larger HDD. I used Acronis to clone my old HDD (at that time in the notebook) to the new HDD (attached via USB enclosure). (It was an older Acronis version, long predating Win7. I don't know if I would have had better results with a new version.)

Well, at first I could not boot at all, with the new HDD installed. I was able to fix that though. (I forget the details of it at the moment.)

Also, my drive letters (I have four partitions-drives) were messed up, so somehow the Acronis cloning did not keep that information, and I had to fix that in both XP and 7, with Disk Management.

For the most part though, my partitions were all intact in the new drive. Being a larger HDD, I increased the size of a couple, in the Acronis interface.

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A:Recover Windows 7 Recovery Partition?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Screen Shots

If you cloned the HD over then the Recovery Partition should be intact, although whether it will still run from the hotkey at boot is questionable. What is your make and model so we can advise you on trying to boot Recovery?

If Repair console is on the HD it is the 100mb System Reserved partition placing it on the F8 Advanced Boot tools menu. What options do you have on that menu now? Does Repair load if there?

Since you have the DVD to use the preferred method of reinstall, you probably don't really need the Recovery Partition anyway, so may want to recover its space if it doesn't cue up to run from boot. You can always order Recovery Disks from your tech support if you didn't make them when Recovery was still working from All Programs.

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Ok so I apologize in advance if this story is a bit long, and horrifying (actually it's probably entertaining xD). I purchased the Lenovo y510p gaming laptop on back on July 14th 2014. I got the laptop, and it just didn't work for me. It didn't play the games I wanted it to, it had overheating issues, the keyboard had a really sharp edge making typing uncomfortable as well. After installing Sony Vegas and Avast, and just shifting some of my personal photos/music over, I made a backup of the laptop using the OneKey Recovery software. This backup was made to one of my 500GB external hard drives. So I then decided that I just didn't like the laptop, and it was time to return it. I called Newegg, and got my RMA all ready to go. Because I had lot of my personal files and programs, I decided the fastest way to delete everything would be to use the OneKey Recovery by Lenovo, and do a factory reset. At the time, I didn't think anything of this then simply putting the laptop back to exactly how I got it. I even booted it up after the factory reset, and it looked just like the first day I got it. Fast forward 2 weeks, and my RMA is denied from Newegg:   Your RMA (RMA Number: 60470880) return was received and sent to our Inspections Department for closer examination. 34-313-740 NB LENOVO IDEAPAD Y510P 59406636 RTSystem has been modified/altered original manufacturers operating system has been removed cannot access restore partition, this voids Newegg w... Read more

A:How to recover deleted "Recovery Partition"

If you only used One Key Recovery by Lenovo, it should not delete the partition. (I hope you did not format the whole system) Once you receive the laptop, you can check if this partition still exists in Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Disk Management.It should show some drives, other than the C: , D: and the SSD (if you have). Those drives are the recovery partitions. I can post a sample screenshot in the evening. Sadly, I do not know any way to recover that partition. As I have seen on this forum several people who lost that partition could not roll back their laptop to original settings without a recovery drive (which is different from a recovery backup).

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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 there,
I have a PC i am trying to format and reinstall windows vista. Unfortunately my mate has lost his original recovery dvd I made him and has now got a corrupted/damaged recovery partition.
After all the searching I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this. I want to format the hard drive and start from fresh as he has major Virus problems.
I tried searching old threads but couldnt find anything like what I needed, I hope I am not repaeting a thread already. If so please point me in right direction.
If it helps its a Acer 6252 travelmate.

All help greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance...

A:How to recover Vista Basic - no Partition or original recovery discs

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc — The NeoSmart Files

the 32 bit version is a bit further down

how to use............

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One :: the How-To Geek

let us know how you get on

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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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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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

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:)?

thanks.

A:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
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

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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hey, just wondering, has anyone ever used active partition to recover a lost partition on their hard drive? I just want some other advice so i can get this right....
 

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

A:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

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

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

A:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

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

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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Hi guys I am trying to fix this HP Compaq dx 2300 Microtower. It is running Windos XP Pro.When it is turned on there is a message on the screen that says:Boot from CDWarning: A partion overlaps your system recovery partition. Press F10 to start system recovery anyway or another key to delete the recovery partition.I did not press F10, instead i pressed any other key. The reason is because I think it will ask for a Restore CD when I press F10. and the restore CD will surely clean out everyting on the hard drive. How on earth can I get this message on screen out of the way....and is there another way around this ??Please help me......

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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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks
 

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I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 laptop..some couple of month usage i completely remove my hard drive and change the windows 8 to windows 7..when i use windows 7 i realize windows 8 is much better then windows 7 so again i clean install of windows 8. i boot drive in PXE UEFI Only Mode.​Some reserved partition created also 300MB Healthy Recovery Partition is Created.when i install a Samsung Recovery Solution Software it Says "Recovery Partition Does Not Exist"..What do i do.also when i refresh Pc it gives me Error "The Drive is Locked Where the Windows Installed"​ I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was...

Can any one Please Help me...

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."

Good luck,

my2cents

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Hey guys I want to upgrade my gf's computer by putting in a new hdd that is double the size of her current hdd. She has a dell which has two partitions, one which is where the os is located and the other one has a recovery partition which is activated when I press ctrl+f11 at boot up. The recovery partition is a ghost software just for further information. I read something on this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/...on-156796.html . I plan to use drive image xml to do the clones. What I plan to do is to clone each partition one at a time and than restore it on the new hdd which would have the same C: partion for the OS the D: for the recovery partition. The question that I have is if when I complete the restoring of both the partitions, will I be able to activate the recovery partition just by pressing ctrl+f11 as I did with the original hdd? The reason that I am asking is because pressing ctrl+f11 is the only way to use the recovery partition when it is needed. Thank you.

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:
Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition

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Hello,

I have an HP Laptop (DV 6646 US) with a Windows Vista installed.. During the last 1yr my laptop has been falling apart (literally) with first the audio drivers crashing, then problems with the DVD writer etc. When I bought the laptop, I had a recovery partition & was not provided a Windows Vista CD/DVD. Since my DVD Writer has crashed, I do not have the option of creating recovery discs now. Could anyone please suggest a method for me to reinstall/recover Windows Vista from the recovery partition without having to use a CD/DVD.

Thanks in advance!!
 

A:How to "reinstall/recover" Windows Vista from Recovery Partition without CD/DVD?

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Hello,

I have an HP Laptop (DV 6646 US) with a Windows Vista installed.. During the last 1yr my laptop has been falling apart (literally) with first the audio drivers crashing, then problems with the DVD writer etc. When I bought the laptop, I had a recovery partition & was not provided a Windows Vista CD/DVD. Since my DVD Writer has crashed, I do not have the option of creating recovery discs now. Could anyone please suggest a method for me to reinstall/recover Windows Vista from the recovery partition without having to use a CD/DVD.

Thanks in advance!!

A:How to "reinstall/recover" Windows Vista from Recovery Partition without CD/DVD?

‪Windows 7 - Create a System Repair Disc on a Bootable USB Flash Drive without Burning a CD‬‏ - YouTube

Quote:




Steps followed in this video are listed below.

Assume that the flash drive is F and disk 1 in diskpart.

Create 2 folders on the flash drive - boot and sources

cd c:\recovery
dir /a:sh
cd YOUR_GUID_DIRECTORY (only subdirectory in c:\recovery)
dir /a:sh
xcopy /h boot.sdi F:\boot
echo F|xcopy /h Winre.wim F:\sources\boot.wim
cd c:\windows\boot\
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\bcd F:\boot
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\en-US\bootfix.bin F:\boot
xcopy /h pcat\bootmgr F:
attrib -r -s -h /s F:\*
diskpart
list disk
select disk 1
list partition
select partition 1
active
list partition
exit

Eject the flash drive and boot from it.

Create a USB flash drive which has the same functionality as a system repair disc - startup repair, system restore, image recovery, and command prompt. Some computers may take more time to boot from USB, although newer machines should boot faster. This method should also work with a USB hard drive.




There are a lot of things with a USB workaround, provided you have a USB flash drive to spare. That should help cover the use of a System Repair Disk, however you will need to access a feature during the BIOS stage that will allow you to activate the recovery partition.

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On a T540p I plan to install a number of alternative OSs, Windows 7 Pro now being the only one installed.  For this I need a separate Primary for a boot manager; presently, with the Extended Partition I created, all 4 Primaries are used.Is it possible to create an image of the Recovery Partition - I would be using DFSee for this purpose - delete the partition and then restore it to a logical partition within the Extended Partition?(I'm not sure I'll ever use the Recovery Partition since my process is to use DFSee to make regular image files of all partitions, as well as of the partition information, and restore those if ever necessary.  However, since there is enough disk space for a logical recovery partition, I'd just as soon keep it as a "last chance backup".)

A:Recovery Partition -> Logical Partition

Hello and welcome,
 
You can probably manage migrating the image to a logical partition, but it almost certainly won't be accessible by the recovery tools - either to make bootable external media or to do a local recovery from the image.
 
Give it a try and let us know - but make your recovery media first.
 
Z.

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I bought lenovo G510 laptop about 2 years ago. These are the partitions that I have on my computer (I haven't changed any anything): 1000 MB - healthy, recovery partition260 MB - healthy, system EFI partition1000 MB - OEM partition424 GB - Windows parition (C:/) (I have also my files on this partition)25 GB - Lenovo parition (D:/) with folders "Drivers" and "Applications" on it.14 GB - recovery partition. Now, I want to install Ubuntu on my computer and I also want to have Windows. Now, I can't modify my C:/ partition because I have my files on it, which I don't want to loose. I can't also shrink that partition for some reason in Windows Disk Manager. Now, the best thing that I would like to do is to remove that D:/ parition (25 GB) or recovery partition (14 GB) and install Ubuntu on one of those partitions. So I followed this instruction to create recovery disk on my USB storage: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/pl/solutions/ht080887 to move this recovery parition to my USB and to be able to remove it after so that I can install ubuntu on this partition. And I did that, but at the end of creating recovery disk on my USB storage, I didn't have any option to remove recovery partition, I don't know why - apparently I can't do this for some reason.Now I have two questions:1. Can I remove D:/ parition with the Drivers folder on it or something bad will happen if I do that? (I plan to move the Drivers and Application folder somewehere else obviosuly)2. Can I remov... Read more

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I bought lenovo G510 laptop about 2 years ago. These are the partitions that I have on my computer (I haven't changed any anything): 1000 MB - healthy, recovery partition260 MB - healthy, system EFI partition1000 MB - OEM partition424 GB - Windows parition (C:/) (I have also my files on this partition)25 GB - Lenovo parition (D:/) with folders "Drivers" and "Applications" on it.14 GB - recovery partition. Now, I want to install Ubuntu on my computer and I also want to have Windows. Now, I can't modify my C:/ partition because I have my files on it, which I don't want to loose. I can't also shrink that partition for some reason in Windows Disk Manager. Now, the best thing that I would like to do is to remove that D:/ parition (25 GB) or recovery partition (14 GB) and install Ubuntu on one of those partitions. So I followed this instruction to create recovery disk on my USB storage: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/pl/solutions/ht080887 to move this recovery parition to my USB and to be able to remove it after so that I can install ubuntu on this partition. And I did that, but at the end of creating recovery disk on my USB storage, I didn't have any option to remove recovery partition, I don't know why - apparently I can't do this for some reason.Now I have two questions:1. Can I remove D:/ parition with the Drivers folder on it or something bad will happen if I do that?2. Can I remove the recovery partition using Diskpart (because I can't do it using Windows s... Read more

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

A:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

A:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.
 

A:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!
 

A:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

Partition undelete

Have a look at TestDisk
 

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I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!

A:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

http://www.runtime.org/gdb.htm

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Hi all,

I've been working on a Dell server (not sure of the model, but can get it tomorrow) that has Windows Server 2008 and a 500 GB hard drive, split into two partitions, giving us a C: and D: drive.

Recently, somebody from the office used Partition Magic (not sure of the version) to resize the partitions. I think they're roughly split up 150 for C: and 300-ish for D:.

Anyway, the resizing appeared to go well, but every couple of weeks, the D: partition completely disappears from Windows! Computer Management shows it as unallocated space, I believe.

Fortunately, I'm able to easily restore the partition using a bootable Paragon Rescue Kit CD. It quickly scans and finds the "lost" partition, and it restores it in no time. I've done this a couple of times now over the past few months.

The question, of course, is WHY is the partition dropping out... or how to prevent it from dropping out in the first place.

The thing I find really odd is that it will drop out while the server is running -- meaning, it will just disappear at a seemingly random time, and nobody will notice until they try to access data that was on that partition.

Any suggestions on what I can check or what the solution might be? It's really confusing! It's nice to know how to restore the partition, but obviously it's still a hassle to have to do that. It'd be much nicer if the partition wouldn't go in the first place.

Thanks!
 

A:After resizing partition with Partition Magic, D: partition keeps disappearing!

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Hi guys, I just used the [email protected] Partition recovery on my computer in an attempt to find the recovery partition, and look what it's found!!
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It found the HDD recovery image, and it's around 10 gigabytes! I think that's it!
Now, before I go messing around further when I recover it, what settings should I choose?
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I just want to know because I might screw it up and lose the partition :/
Thanks!

A:How should I recover this partition?

You might not have to change any settings at all. I believe the usual way to access the recovery partition is to:If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down.
Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computer's power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen should appear.
Once the Recovery Utility screen appears there should be three options: (1) Restore Original Factory Image (recommended); and for advanced users, (2) Restore Partition C: of HDD without changing current partition size; and, (3) Restore image to C: Partition with user specified size. Scroll down to the section called:

Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition

How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

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I wish to reinstall the OS to the original factory settings. I have a defective reinstall CD and need to create a new CD from the OS partition created when Dell loaded the original software.
Can any one provide the procedure to make this new disk.
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A:recover OS partition

You can't create a cd from the original partition. I would suggest contacting dell to get a replacement CD.
 

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I have an Lenovo Thinkpad t42p with a 4.72 gb OEM partition that sits between my C:Windows 7 121gb partition and E:106GB partition. I am not able to delete the OEM partition which contains my old XP system recovery files. I would like to merge E: with C: but OEM stands in the way. Any way to delete the OEM without buying partition software? Can I set it visible in DOS or something, then delete it? Thanks.

A:Recover OEM partition

Start menu - right-click on "computer" and select "manage" click on "Disk management" and... Oh, that doesn't work on my computer and presumably yours.
try GParted, it's free.
GParted -- Welcome
NOTE:
I reccomend just using gparted to delete the partition (and make sure there isn't some sort of "wrapper" left behind when you delete) and use the above to merge... I used Gparted to extend a disk and it changed the drive letter, making it unusable and complicated to fix.

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Ok i dont know if this should be in hardware but i placed it here for now. I have a single 80 gig hard drive inside my computer. I currently have 2 partitions; the first large partition is the main data partition with my OS, Data, Programs and all that important stuff, the second is a BLANK 3 or maybe 10 gig partition (sry i forget size but thats not important) which i want to make part of my main partition.

The partition was created by installing and EVIL virtual drive program known as Daemon tools which is short IMHO for DEMONIC SPACE EATER. So anyway ive uninstalled the program due to lack of use and it didnt give me my partition back! On an 80 gig drive even 1 gig is valuable space so please if there is a way to make my drive one partition again without touching any of the data i have id love to know!

A:I Need To Recover A Partition

I would recomend a program called "Partition Wizard Home Edition". It's free, it has all the features of axialis software, and it won't corrupt your data, if you know how to use it.***CAUTION: Attempting to repartition your HDD may result in data loss. Be careful when attempting to do so. If possible, backup your computer to an external HDD.***

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When I first started using Windows 7 I had a windows XP partition along with a windows vista. I had all 3 OS's running smoothly and of course fell in love with 7. After getting my hand on a copy of 7 Ultimate I decided to buh bye Vista and Hello 7 as a whole OS, mind you I kept the XP installation running as well. After thinking about it for a while I decided to get rid of XP for good and just go with 7 to rule my PC, and somehow in the process I have the partition that used to be XP unoccupied but yet cannot use it. It says it is a Health (system, Active Primary partition) this is a 150GB partition which completes the other half to where my windows 7 is. I want to recover that space so I can have one full 300GB. How can I do that, and any ideas how I messed that up? My system is working fine as it is, and I can really live with it, but mind you that's 150GB of space that's just not being used.
I was thinking partition Magic could help me on this one.

Any helps on how I can get that back?

Thanks in advance.

-B.O.T

A:Recover Second Partition

Partition magic could indeed help. Is it possible to post a screenshot of your 'Disk Management'?

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Hi... I need some help with some problem...

I recently had to format my computer and re-install Windows 7, but it seems like I made a huge mistake and now I'm struggling to recover my partition.

PC Disk Drive Configuration:
Primary Disk Drive (250 SSD):
- 100 MB [NTFS] Reserved
- 250 GB [NTFS] ( C: ) Operative System

Secondary Disk Drive (3TB HDD) GPT:
- 1.5 TB [NTFS] ( D: ) Archive
- 1.5 TB [NTFS] ( E: ) Downloads

After formatting C: and reinstalling Windows 7, I started having ChkDsk for E: automatically start every time I started the PC, so I tried to move some things between D: and E: and ran ChkDsk by myself...

ChkDsk returned many errors (Cannot write to log) and filled the partition every time... so I decided to give up and make a "full format" of the E: partition. So I started that and went to do my business on my own while the PC worked.

Upon returning I found my PC shut down, not knowing if it had turn down by itself or something else happen... I booted it up, to found my whole Secondary Disk Drive, unallocated and only recognizing 700GB... So I downloaded the Intel RAID drivers (witch I haven't done before this), and finally was able to recognize the whole 3TB drive, but still unallocated...

I downloaded and ran AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.6, and was able to recover my E: Downloads partition, however that partition was recently formated, so it had nothing on it, stilll ran once more the ChkDsk and found the partition wi... Read more

A:How to Recover GPT Partition?

I would try Test Disk it is free
I say TestDisk _ I would actually use Photorec which is part of Test Disk
The advantage being that Photorec is less dependant on the file system
See this please
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
Although you will be using Photorec the principle of operation is the same as Test|Disk - to save me pages of typing all the help is on the link above but this may also help you
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1110686-external-hard-drive-enclosure-problem.html
On that link where I was guiding someone through the process post 1 to 31 is your general run through
 

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Hey guys.

I got a Medion PC for Christmas that came preinstalled with Vista, and recently it's been getting a bit slow, and I've been running out of HDD space. Thus, I have decided to reinstall - but not being provided with a Vista disk naturally has its problems.

I realized that the partition I had been seeing called 'RECOVER' might have something relevant on it, so i went in to take a look, and this is what I found - a mass of drivers, apps that came preinstalled on the PC, and a folder called 'Vista-Upgrade'.

So - my question is, what do I do with these to reinstall Vista? There is a setup in Vista-Upgrade, I know, but presumably the PC will have to reboot before it can install... so what do I do with the files?

Also, what about the serial number? Will it come with it pre-entered?

Thanks in advance, I always get great responses out of TSG.
 

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WinXP-Home; one hard drive with multiple partitions.

My email client (The Bat!) crashed. When I reboot, I cannot access my L: drive (the mail directory). However, Partition Magic 8.01's PartitionInfo report no error on L: drive -- "No partition errors detected".

Windows Explorer reports that the L: drive is not formatted. However, PartitionInfo shows it is formatted for FAT32.

Is there any way I can fix the problem and get back into my L: drive?

If this is not the correct forum, please advise which forum or newsgroup I should pose this question.

TIA
 

A:Is it possible to recover this partition?

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Hi-

I accidentally started to install a new version of XP Home on an existing partition that had a good working XP home on it. I got to the point on the install where it highlighted the good partition and I hit "L" to erase it. At that point I stopped and tried a repair from the XP Home disk but no luck. Since it didn't overwrite it (probably just erased some pointers) is there any way to get back the good partition/OS that was on this disk?

Thanks

Koetsu13
 

A:recover a deleted partition?

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Ok so I had some files on this hard drive now which didnt have an os and was part of another os until that crashed. So I booted to linux live and it showed the files i had on here so I installed linux thinking I could still be able to access them. When it said there was data and asked if i wanted to mount it i said no because i still needed those files so it created another primary partition with no filesystem so i uninstalled linux and installed windows 7 and in the disk management it shows up as a basic primary partition for 4.96 gb which is about how much data is on there but there is no filesystem and the only thing i can do with it is delete it. I have tried testdisk and i cannot seem to access the partition. i tried using linux live cd to recover them and it dosnt work on that either. someone please help me recover these. i have a paper i need for school to graduate on there.

A:recover partition with data on it

You installed Linux to a disk that had data that you wanted to recover ? What OS was on the disk that was part of the other OS ? maybe you could break down the steps a little more and add missing info like the OS versions partitions etc. You can also try r-studio and "get back data" to scan the drive for the missing data however I fear you overwrote the space when you installed Linux on the drive if I have followed your information correctly.

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Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.

A:How do I recover an unallocated partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63


Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken

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Hello im trying to reinstall vista on a machine and set it back to factory conditions. I tried to bring up the recovery partition using the methods on dell's site but they didnt work because the master boot record has been altered with. Is there any way i can reset the computer to factory conditions using the recovery partition. Thanks
 

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Accidentally deleted my partition when I was doing system maintenance. Changed the drive letter from F to H. So the data is still on there, but I don't know how to get it. Anyone know what I should do?
 

A:Gotta recover a partition

Take a look at PC Inspector, it may be able to recover that partition.
 

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i have an acer aspire 5313 laptop i deleted the other partition and installed windows 7 i left the recovery partition even though it has nothing on it and most likely it ever will since there is no way of getting to it. i did not even no that there was a recovery partiton how do i delete it with out having to put in the windows 7 disk for a second time...

any ideas or suggestions?

help would be great!

A:how to delete a recover partition

Go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, disk management. Select the partition and delete it. You can then select your main partition and extend volume or reformat it.

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Hi everyone,

I have an external drive, size 1TB with a ntfs partition on it. Some linux tools told me, that the size of the drive is 2TB. I used to GParted to resize it. Everything looked fine and the drive was still accessible. After writing something on the drive, the drive became inaccessible both under Ubuntu and Windows 7.

I tried to rewrite the MBR table with fdisk to have it set back to 1TB, but I dont really know, what sector size would be correct.

I wanted to use chkdsk to repair the drive, but unfortunately the drive is recognized as a RAW drive.

Can someone help me to rewrite the MBR table with fdisk or suggest a tool which can repair the MBR?


Some output that may be helpful:

fdisk after I rewrote the MBR


Code:
$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sde

Disk /dev/sde: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sde1 63 1953525166 976762552 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
parted output:


Code:
$ sudo parted /dev/sde unit s print
Model: WD 10EACS External (scsi)
Disk /dev/sde: 1953525168s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
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A:How to recover ntfs partition

jumanji is a whizz at this......I'll make him aware of this. Look for his reply.

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Hi,

I have an HP's laptop Nx7010. Recently I defragmented the D Drive (Operating System's Drive). After successful completion I began using it normally. At a certain point it started loading something and kept the reading/writing of the harddisk so much that the system went really slow and I couldn't do anything. After a while I shutted the laptop abnormally (by pressing the power buttton and holding it till it's off) and started it again. When the system booted the first time it just stuck. I restarted again and it booted but as soon as windows began the loading started again and it went for 5-6 hours. Then I hibernated the laptop and the next day when i started my laptop the message appears that the C Drive is not formatted. Do u want to format it????. Windows shows it as an unformatted partition. There is a lot of data there in C Drive. I really don't want to lose it. What do I do to recover it?
 

A:How to recover my data partition

Do you format your c Drive?
If not then it is still possible to recover your Data?
there are lot of Bootable DataRecovery tools
Select any of them and Your Problem is Solved.
 

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