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Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Q: Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

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A: Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Hello,

I built up a new PC featuring a brand new SSD (i.e fully unallocated). Then, I made a clean install of Windows 8.1 pro (64bits) using an ISO DVD. Using Windows disk management tool after the install, I can see that only two partitions have been created: one System partition in NTFS (350MB) and the remaining of the SSD is the C: partition while I was expecting a third one : a recovery partition. Of course, I do not remember a prompt during the install to ask whether I want a recovery parttion or not.

Is it normal ?
Is a recovery partition useful knowing I have the install DVD ?
If the recovery partition has some advantages, is there a way to create it after the install is completed ?
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:No recovery partition after a clean install of windows 8.1

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As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I don't plan on using this partition so I'm wondering if it's okay to wipe that clean as well (if I can get access) using something like DBan? If so can it cause problems with my microsoft license using the reinstall disk? Thanks.

A:Clean install and wiping out recovery partition

Hi... I'm not an expert or anything, but recently I thought I had a boot sector virus. *here is some info*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_sectorI was looking on how to get rid of one... and some sources say that you may have to do a flash of the motherboard, then a low level wipe of the hard drive, but wait until one of the main guys/gals gives you more info... I really don't want to steer you wrong.

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Product Name: Star Wars Special Edition Notebook - 15-an001nx (ENERGY STAR)Operating System: clean installation windows 10 home single language (64-bit) I lost my recovery partition and system when make factory reset so i install a clean installation windows 10 home single language (64-bit) by Media Creation tool and automatically activated when its done installingmy problem is star wars themes and HP software after download Star Wars Control Panel from HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads not work "this system not support". my questions1- why HP didn't offer request System Recovery Kit for this model? like lots of star wars model i found it or can i request one of them for my model if they are same hardware?2- if this windows compatibility how can i fix "this system not support" for Star Wars Control Panel and another programs?3- if this windows not compatibility how can i get the compatibility windows?

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I have an hp laptop and I would like to know if there is a way to do a clean install from either the recovery discs I made after getting the computer or from the recovery partition. I just want to to do this so that I dont have to go through and delete all the garbage hp puts on there because I often get rid of things that I wasnt supposed to thinking it was just more hp junk and I just want to do this so that I am using up as little space on my hard drive as possible. If there are easy instrustions on how to do this I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any help. This is the laptop I have if that helps at all, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3884608&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&tmp_track_link=ot_we/prodlink/en_us/3884608/loc:0&cc=us
 

A:Clean install from recovery disks or recoery partition

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I bought a 2nd hand Lenovo Idea pad 100s netbook. It has 32gb eMMC storage. It has WIMBoot.

It came with Win10 but has the old owners profile so I want to reinstall a clean copy of windows 10 from usb that I downloaded from Microsoft.

2 questions:
1. Can I delete the recovery partition when I do this? I don't need wasted space and can always reinstall off usb in future. There is warning about doing this with EMMC drives, see below...

My concern is that the user guide has a big warning :

Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.

2. Do I need to do anything special when installing a clean copy on a WIMBoot drive?

Thanks

A:Clean install with WIMBoot & delete recovery partition

Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the existing EMMC and a rescue USB flash drive. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to restore it if you need to.

I would also suggest creating a folder on a USB flash drive or SD card - I call mine DriversW10. Then in an elevated "run as administrator" command prompt run:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\DriversW10

The path in red will be to the folder you create. This will save all the non-Microsoft drivers for the hardware that you might need to manually install through device manager in control panel later.

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Hello all!

I'm wondering to make a clean install on my Samsung Series 5 550P5C, but I hear from here to there that when I do it I will delete my Recovery Partition (which I would like to have on the disc in some radical case). Howaver I saw a thread when someone performed a clean install and didn't lost the recovery partition. Additionally I think it should not be able to remove it installing Windows on C partition, as this is another partition on the disc - than Recovery part. is. Could you give me some advise?

BTW. I was co-oping with mr. google for a long time, and didn't find anything until I'm now creating this thread. Thanks!

A:Does performing clean install delete recovery partition?

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   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. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

When using OEM Recovery disks, install will clean the HDD & replace all the partitions, as was on day one.

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hey guys I am trying to fix a friends computer for him by resetting it back to "out-of-the-box" settings and as I try to access the recovery partition by hitting F11 repeatedly on startup it comes up with just a blank page and no menus it just gets stuck and this is an HP laptop by the way and after that didn't work I was going to try and re-install Windows using my Flash Disk that I created and his product key, it would get stuck on setup is starting, I am really out of ideas on what to do what could possibly be the problem, I had this same issue with my old computer and it lasted only a day and then everything started working again

A:Unable to clean install Windows 7 or access recovery partition

If you cannot run HP System Recovery then your options are to try to make Recovery Disks, order Recovery Disks from HP Support, or do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7which provides everything needed to get and keep a perfect install.

The HP Factory install is the worst possible install one can have of Win7 with the worst load of bloatware in the industry, and Useless utilities that interfere with better versions built into Win7. You will never even experience native Win7 performance on that PC until it has a Clean Reinstall which is why no tech enthusiast will run the factory install.

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I have an ASUS X555UA (F555 series) - Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
Laptop purchased about 2 months ago. I would like to backup the recovery partition. I called ASUS and they do not ship recovery ,media- either in or out of warranty and that it flat out isn't available. Backtracker (Which worked on Windows 8.1 PC's subsequently updated to Windows 10 does not work). In order to factory reset the PC, I would have to ship it to ASUS to be done (if under warranty it is no cost). I have Windows 10 EDU (has most features of Enterprise) I got from Dreamspark. Clean installation would wipe the recovery partition.
Is there any way to do a clean install but preserve (back up the recovery partition prior to clean installing Windows 10 EDU)?

Thank You!

A:Backing up recovery partition on an ASUS laptop before a clean install

Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

You can use Macrium Reflect Free to image any partition, or your complete hard drive.

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Hi, sorry if this is a stupid thread, I would just like to know how to reformat my laptop and install Vista from scratch with NO remnants of my old system, i.e. no windows.old folder, and no partition.

A:Clean vista install with no partition

Boot from Vista DVD, remove all partitions, create new partition, format it and install Vista.Manual: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=144783

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hi,
I have download windows 7, backed up all my drivers and copied all my important info onto my external Hard drive and am about to try and clean install windows 7.

But do i have to partition the hard drive? My Dell laptop has a 110GB hard drive which came already partitioned. 10GB is called 'Recovery', do i need to do the same and make a larger partition and install Windows 7 or just leave it as it is?

thanks!

A:Do i have to partition my hard drive for clean install?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eldraw44


hi,
I have download windows 7, backed up all my drivers and copied all my important info onto my external Hard drive and am about to try and clean install windows 7.

But do i have to partition the hard drive? My Dell laptop has a 110GB hard drive which came already partitioned. 10GB is called 'Recovery', do i need to do the same and make a larger partition and install Windows 7 or just leave it as it is?

thanks!


Hi by that do you mean you are attempting to dual boot with an older version of windows, and your asking if you need to make a recovery drive for wndows 7? IF this is the case you wont need to make a recovery drive but you will need to partition the 100gb hard drive as you cant install 7 on the recovery partition.

Or are you saying that you have a 10gb for recovery and the other 100gb clean and ready for install on the 100gb?

If the answer to the second one is yes, just install it. If you are installing it over windows, a new file called windows.old will be made, and you can extract all of your files from the previous windows if needed.

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Before : My harddisk has 2 partition. It is C : SYSTEM, and D : RECOVERY . Then I make new partition, shrink volume from C was named E : NEW .

After I was reinstalled windows by clean install, the letter drive and partition changed to C : SYSTEM , D : NEW, and E : RECOVERY there was before drive D changedto E..

Please help me...it's normal? Thanks for the explanation....

A:drive letter partition was changed after clean install

That is not a problem at all. Unless you have a big problem with those letters, I would leave it as is. But you can change the drive letters in Disk Management (not C though).

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I searched around and couldn't find a good thread that deals with this specifically.

I want to do a clean install of Vista Home Premium x64, however all I have are the 3 system recovery DVD's I created on my HP. The PC didn't come with an OEM style disk like back in the good ol days. I'm familiar with doing an install with an OEM Windows CD, but I want to get this PC back to original configuration and can't for the life of me figure out how. Any tips would be great. Thanks.

Christian

A:Clean Vista x64 Install with System Recovery Disks

Just put the DVD disc 1 in the tray and reboot the computer. It should directly boot from the DVD, reformat the computer all by itself. I had to do it a couple months ago. You shouldnt have a problem. Just insert the next disc when it says to an your in the clear. It is restore it back to when you first turned it on.

Good Luck.

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,

ms

A:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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I don't know why but my computer now has a partition and the C: drive only has 6.83 GB and the D: has 71 GB. I've tried deleting the D: in Disk Management, but it will not allow me. When I right click on the D: drive the Volume Delete is in grey. So I wanted to try and reinstall Windows Vista (Clean Install), but I'm getting an error:

Error Code: 0x80070070 - The System Partition does not have enough space.

What can I do?
 

A:Clean Install with Vista - Error Code: Ox80070070 - System Partition no space

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
 
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-... Read more

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Due to various rement programs and fear of viruses, I would like to wipe clean the "C" drive and restore the system to its original out-of-box settings using either the "D" partition or the system produced recovery disks.

A:Clean C Drive & reinstall Vista from Recovery Drive D / Disk

You can use either. Make sure to save any thing of value to you on cds/dvds. Then just follow on screen prompts and that's it.

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How can I reinstall Windows on my Alienware X51 after a hard drive crash?  This means that I do not have access to the recovery partition and I do not have any external recovery disk.  I will attempt this with a Windows bootable USB drive.  What Window product key should I use??  or, can I create a recovery disk from Dell Support??
thanks

A:(Redirected) Clean Install after hard drive crash - no recovery disk

Hi pitarg,
Please repost this in the Alienware Club Forum for help.
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/

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Hello Everyone,
 
I have an old laptop running Windows Vista with a faulty CD-ROM. It's badly infected with an extremely deadly virus - it will wipe out the contents of any USB connected to it, and plant itself in a System Volume Information (SVI) folder and render this SVI folder invisible and inaccessible.
 
I want to perform a clean install of the OS to remove it from the laptop, so I was wondering if there is a way I can perform the clean install within Windows Vista without relying on a DVD or a USB.
 
Andrew

A:Clean Install Windows Vista With No Access to CD-ROM & USB Drive

Maybe only if you have a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive.
 
If not , remove the hard Drive from the laptop , slave it to another PC , and using any Linux Distro , i use old Version of Knoppix , burn the ISO of which ever version you use to a CD and then Boot from that on the PC.
 
Then just delete all Partitions on the Laptop Drive , save anything personal if needed at the same time.
Then Reinstall it to the Laptop and Boot from any Usb with your Version of Vista , and Product Key.
 
* Or replace the CDRom  ,fairly easy to do on most , remove a screw and slide it out.

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ok. ive just finished building a barebone kit and everything is working fine. when i try to install vista on the computer it will not recognize my SATA drive. ive checked the connections a dozen times and everything is connected the way it should be. BIOS does recognize my hard drive though. any suggestions???

A:clean vista install will not recognize my sata drive

is it set to be seen as ide by the bios

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DVD drive read as CD Drive after clean install of win 7 x86 from vista
i just did a clean install of windows 7 in my HP laptop but now i found that DVD drive is recognised as cd drive

can some one here help me on this issue its really hard to install few things or even watching a movie.

regards
raj1402

A:DVD drive read as CD Driveafter clean install of win 7 x86 from vista

Hi raj,

You could try uninstalling the device from Device Manager then rebooting your machine. This will force Windows to re-install, hopefully as the correct device. Then try putting in a DVD and see if it has solved the issue.


OS

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Hello Everyone,
 
I have an old laptop running Windows Vista with a faulty CD-ROM. It's badly infected with an extremely deadly virus - it will wipe out the contents of any USB connected to it, and plant itself in a System Volume Information (SVI) folder and render this SVI folder invisible and inaccessible.
 
I want to perform a clean install of the OS to remove it from the laptop, so I was wondering if there is a way I can perform the clean install within Windows Vista without relying on a DVD or a USB.
 
Andrew

A:Clean Install Windows Vista With No Access to CD-ROM & USB Drive

Maybe only if you have a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive.
 
If not , remove the hard Drive from the laptop , slave it to another PC , and using any Linux Distro , i use old Version of Knoppix , burn the ISO of which ever version you use to a CD and then Boot from that on the PC.
 
Then just delete all Partitions on the Laptop Drive , save anything personal if needed at the same time.
Then Reinstall it to the Laptop and Boot from any Usb with your Version of Vista , and Product Key.
 
* Or replace the CDRom  ,fairly easy to do on most , remove a screw and slide it out.

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SOS....I was wondering if anyone could help me? Im a newbie so bear with me, My Dell dimesion 2400 desk top has caught loads of virus's , i managed to install Adaware and Spybot in safemode/normal mode but it won't let me open the programmes or if it does it scans so slowy up to 2 hrs to finish, says its found and deleted the virus's but when i boot it up their still their and its becoming more and more slow.

I then tryed to remove the hard drive and connect it via a IDE interface with a usb on the other end to remotly scan it from my laptop, but when I went to open up the case Dell have glued the screws so iam unable to remove it.

I bought the computer a few years ago second hand and it came with no other disks, so i cant do a recovery/repair with a windows disk. My question is(sorry to be long winded) if i buy a copy of windows xp OEM can i just put it on? or would i have to format the drive first(which im gussing i should do) how do i format the hard drive if i cant remove it???...if any one can help with some ideas or what software to use in order to do this would be great

A:Virus's have infected my Hard drive , shall i just do a clean install?

I vote YES

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Trying to do a clean install and my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 seems to have an aversion to putting the system reserved partion on disk 0. My HP notebook has two identical disk drives. If I boot up the windows install with both drives unallocated and do a custom install, the window where i select the partition for the install if I click new to create a partition on disk 0, it creates one partition on the whole disk. If I do the same for disk 1 it automatically creates two partitions, one for the system reserved. If I try to do that in reverse order by partioning disk 1 first it will still create two partitions on disk 1 (one for the system reserved). It wont partion disk 0 with the system reserved partition.

I tried to install windows with only disk 0 plugged to into the motherboard and that worked when i partitioned the drive during the windows install it created the system partion on disk 0. However once i had windows up in running, I plugged disk 1 (unallocated) back into the mother board and windows woudnt boot up.

I could jsut install windows on disk 1 but ive read that it is better to install it on disk 0.

A:Clean install wont partition Disk 0 with system reserved partition

Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?

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Hi everyone,
this is my first post and I wish to deeply thank you for giving newbies like me the chance of being here.

What I did
I performed a clean (fresh) installation of Windows 10 on different PC's, specifically two Lenovo laptops, Z50-70 and Yoga 2 13 (Home 64 bit), and a HP ProDesk 400 (Pro 64 bit).
As all machines came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, the first thing was to Upgrade all systems to Windows 10 to avoid any later activation problems.
Then I used a bootable USB key prepared with the Media Creation Tool made available by Microsoft here:
Get Windows 10

What happened
During the clean installation, having chosen "Custom: Install Windows only", I was asked "Where do you want to install Windows" (images refer to the installation performed on the Lenovo Z50).

Hence, I took the chance of getting rid of the mess of partitions, mostly useless, which affects, to a different extent, all pre-loaded PC's, and that includes recovery partition(s) added after upgrades to more recent OS's. Kindly note that to revert to factory settings one must first create an external recovery drive because after having deleted the recovery partition(s) this will no longer be possible. I confirmed deleting
and I obtained a very nice single Unallocated Space
where I created a New partition. As a matter of fact, Windows Setup, diligently and without any further prompts, created the "default partition layout for UEFI-based PCs [...]: a system partition, a... Read more

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 Just need a Ok signal everything is fine with my pc . Though Gmer & HijackThis says otherwise . Thanks for helping me , you have my lifelong thanks

A:Recently Factory Reset from recovery partition / am I clean ?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===All I can suggest at this time.Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [FAStartup] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\WB: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\MyColors\fast64.dll [X]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3495472100-3376017760-3872212700-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION

End
Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===How is the computer running now?If you have any issues with this computer please let me know.

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Hi all I need some urgent help, hopefully i can get some advice.

I accidentally used the cmd prompt and clean and created partition primary wrongly on the wrong disk. Can i know is there any way to recover the data inside? please help... this is what i did below...
Please advise me how do i get back my data and also label it as d drive.

I have downloaded active file recovery and i am currently running super scan on it.



DISKPART> clean

DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

DISKPART> exit
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A:Help! Disk clean and create partition primary recovery

Hope that Jumanji can step in here and help you.

I would NOT try to recover the files as a first choice.

I would think in terms of recovering the partition--rather than the files.

The best single tool is probably Partition Wizard. It would try to recover the partition, and if successful, your files may be intact.

Don't do anything that writes to the disc.

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I am new to re partitioning drives and reinstalling OS over existing OS so I need some advise:

Currently I have a fairly new computer running Win Vista 32 bit. I have 2 HDD. 400G C drive and 1T E drive. I would like to install win 7 Pro 64 bit on my C drive. Before installing Win 7 ,There is not much user data in this computer. ( ex no mail , a few favorites etc) I can easily redo it again but I will migrate my personal data /settings etc to E drive using the Vista Easy Transfer program just as a backup .

a) I would like to repartiton C : into 3 parts C drive: Win7 OS + program files , D drive: User Data E drive: Linux .

Should I use the Vista Disk Management tool for this? ie shrink the partition to free up space , then reshrink the free space again to make the 3rd partition or should I use a 3rd party s/w ? Would the freed up partitions still be NTFS formatted?

How much HDD space should I allocate to c drive for Win 7 Pro OS and Programs files ? I know that Windows Vista uses up a lot of HDD space for Restore ! I would probably need no more than 30G for Linux . Anyway what would be a appropriate division of the 400G HDD for the above?

b) Do I need to reformat the reduced space C drive ie cleanout Vista before installing Win 7 or does the installation process automatically do it.

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A:Partition etc for clean install of Win 7 pro

I would do the job with Disk management. I had too many troubles with those other wonder programs. I made a 12 minute on how to do that. I allocated 40GB for my Win7 partition, but even with a good selection of programs it takes only 15GBs right now. I have, however, system restore disabled (because C is an SSD). I do frequent imaging with Macrium because windows restore does not always work anyhow. My data is on a seperate partition.

On my HDD (as opposed to the SSD) I run Vista. But I installed Win7 with the HDD disconnected. That way I have a completely independent OS on each disk that I switch with the BIOS boot sequence (which is just as fast as dual booting but without the headaches).

The migration of the data to a data partition is also covered in the video. I keep only one data partition for both Vista and Win7. It has the advantage that I never need to sync my data. But you have to move it from Vista to the data partition (as described in the video). From the Win7 side it's easy - you just include it into the libraries (right click on the folder(s)).

PS: If you have to format, do a quick format, else you are busy for hours. Disk management gives you only the quick format option anyhow when you build your partition.

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Howdy.... before this i have post about my problem on installing Win7 on HP notebook. The error is 0x800057(partition Problem), i already got solve with the problem but after few month the problem came back and now i try t o clean format the notebook , using diskpart but still got same error... what should i do.. helppp

A:Cant clean install on partition

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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My friend and I installed winxp over winme. Did the service pack thing and everything is now in slomo. On my computer did a clean install then the service pack and everthing is running fine.

We therefore would like to do a clean install on the other computer.

But because we do not have access to a second hard drive or zip drive I was wondering if a partition is possible to save the necessary files and then format the other part of the C drive, do a clean install and then return the backed up files?

Logic says I can, but no dobt windows says I can't.

Can someone tell me if it can be done and if so, how.

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A:Is a partition possible to do a clean install?

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I'm currently running the 7100 build and I'm wanting to install 7127 using a new partition.

Basically my idea was to create a new partition and install 7127 on that and then uninstall 7100 but keeping my files so I can move then across to the new partition. Thus having a clean install but without losing any files.

Is this possible? Will I be able to uninstall the 7100 without deleting my files?

Also can I change the size of the new partition after I have made it - in order to resemble the set up I have now (ie: 2x 250GB).

Thanks in advance

A:Clean install with partition

Yes to everything, possible. I upgraded from RC as I always do, so that is a valid option if you want to save some time.
Acronis Disk Director Suite is excellent for partition editing and altering, even on a partition with an OS installed already.

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Hi, my problem is that i cannot delete a partition when i do a clean install of windows. the partition wont let me delete and if i cant do that all the old stuff will stay on which i do not want. I need to delete it because it had more than normal user accounts in the documents settings part and it was going very slow.
Now after ages of fiddling around i tried starting it up and it says "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from the selected boot disk, check boot path and disk hardware." This happened after i tried using boot disks from a USB flash drive.
If anyone could help me i would be very greatful

A:XP clean Install, partition?

Are you booting from the XP install disc? . . Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

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After advice given in previous post www.sevenforums.com/showthread.php?t=383781
I'm going to attempt a clean re install.
I have the disc and code number, and it seems fairly straightforward.
My question is, is it ok to select the so called "D" recovery partition to reinstall onto, or will I end up with the same problem?
I understand that this partition should never have been given a letter designation. Does the re install procedure format the partition to give a clean start? The capacity of the partition is 9.99GB (NFTS).
Many thanks in advance.
Jason

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Okay, I have a computer with Widows 7 already installed, but I want to do a clean install to remove all the bloatware that came with it. I know how to burn the Windows 7 ISO to a DVD/USB. Thing is there are some files that I don't want to erase (I have them moved to a folder on my desktop) but I don't have enough space to store them elsewhere (approx. 125 GB total, and no, you didn't read that wrong).

I was wondering if it was possible to do a clean install *without* formatting/removing the current partitions, move the files I want from my current OS/partition to the new one, and then remove/format the old ones, leaving me with just the new one and my files.

So, is that possible?

A:Remove partition after clean install?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

It isn't a recommended backup method since HD's can fail, but if you have no other options we'll help you create a partition on the end of the HD to store your data. As long as you don't touch that partition during reinstall your data should be safe there.

While you wait look over these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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ASUS Maximus VII Formula
HGST 4TB Deskstar NAS, SATA 3 (6 Gb/s), 7200 RPM, 64 MB
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
SW_DVD5_Win_Pro_7w_SP1_64BIT_English_-2_MLF_X17-59279.ISO
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Procedure
On a Windows 7 Pro 32-bit BIOS laptop, I used Disk Management snapin to initialize the virgin 4TB disc to GPT. In Properties, it said it was a GPT disc. I then created a  1.0 TB partition with Quick Format unchecked (equivalent to DISKPART > clean)
so it would check for bad sectors.
I placed the 4TB disc into the ASUS Maximus VII Formula computer.
I made sure the UEFI BIOS was set to only use UEFI mode.
I booted into the Window 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 dvd.
During boot, ASUS screen said it was in UEFI mode.
Windows installer loaded properly.
On the Windows screen for selecting which partition to install the OS to, I selected the 1.0 TB partition. The following error occurred:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
Since the ASUS boot screen said I was in UEFI mode, why does it not let me install Windows to my 1 TB GPT partition?
I then deleted the 1.0 TB partition.
The partition was deleted leaving unallocated space.
I used NEW link to create a partition.
NEW did not work, it just left the unallocated space and did not create a partition.
Since the ASUS boot screen said I was in UEFI mode, why does it not create a GPT partition?
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A:Cannot install clean Windows 7 64-bit to GPT partition

Hi,
How about your problem now? Based on my knowledge, Windows 7 X64 system is support GPT disk, but Windows 7 X32 system not. According to your description, your disk should be already GPT, this problem probably caused by Windows installation disk problem or
motherboard UEFI boot settings mistake.
Therefore, please check these two points for test. If problem persists, in my opinion, it would be better to contact ASUS suppoort for further assistance with this problem.

Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I'm doing a clean install of windows, I want to know if it's possible to back up my data using a HD partition

A:Clean install - backing up with a partition

Would best to backup to External HD Drive.

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Dealin with a Windows 2000 machine that was installing XP over it....my friend tried the install but managed to mess up, he didn't install XP over 2000 like he wanted - so I stepped in and tried to install XP.....the problem is that it won't boot from the CD

Because If I can boot the WinXP setup before it boots any windows then I can delete partitions and do a clean install but it wont boot from CD....I went to the BIOS setup and put the CDROM device as the first bootdevice and im not getting anything, not getting any "press any key to boot from cd"

best i did was load windows put in the cd and do the install but obviously when i get into the setup and try to delete the partition it says that temporary setup files are located within the partition.......so how can i clear the partition? is there an alternative to wipe the HDD without doing it through the windows install? and what if it still wont read the CD as a bootable one?
 

A:Need to Clear the Partition To Do a Clean XP Install

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Hi I currently have vista 32bit, and have win7 upgrade disc soon will do a clean instal of win7 64 once i have finished backin up my files. Once i have i will be doing the install which should be in the next 2 days.

My main drive has 2 partitions. C, which has the vista OS on it, a few other key programs and is about 39Gb, The other partition is D and has the remaining ~250GB and has most of my prgrams/games installed on it. Before i upgrade i will be increase the size of C's partition to about 60GB

I am to upgrade to 64bit through clean install which will wipe the C partition just leaving the windows.old folder which i will delete after install. I also would like to format the D partition so that has been wiped of all files aswell.

My question is can the formating of the D partition be done during the instalation of Windows 7 through 'drive options(advanced)' which I read somwhere is what you do to format a partition? or does it have to be done somewhere else or some other time?

A:Clean install win 7 on one partition format other

Yes you can use the Win7 DVD to perform these partitioning and formatting issues. However, if you change the size of drive C, and "wipe it" as you said... there will be no windows.old folder!

For detailed info and instructions go to our Tutorials section and click on "P", there you will find all the info you need on partitioning!

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hi guys newbie here

im trying to do a clean install of windows 2000 on my laptop that has ME,

i get to the page where it says press D to delete the partition, and i cannot select button D it simply does not work...so i am forced to install it along side ME

ive now tried the disc several times and get the same each time

could it be that the fact i ran the cd with the ME already turned on?

please use dummy terms, im not so god with computers

thanks
steve
 

A:ME -2K clean install, cannot delete partition

"could it be that the fact i ran the cd with the ME already turned on?"

Yes . . to perform a clean install, you boot from the installation disc . . to do that, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your installation Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing Win2000.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation, which is almost identical to the Win2000 Installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

You may have to reload drivers (Chipset first) yourself. If your Win 2000 installation disc does not include SP4, after t... Read more

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I just did a clean UEFI installation of Windows 8 Pro on my laptop following this guide: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with. Did a quick format and converted the drive to GPT before starting the installation process. The installer created the 4 required partitions (Recovery, System, MSR, and Primary) and I installed Windows on the Primary Partition. However, now that I'm actually loaded up in Windows the MSR partition is not showing up. This is what it looks like for me right now:

If I'm understanding this correctly, the MSR reserved partition is supposed to be between the EFI System Partition and the C: Partition but it's not there. Is this right or did I do something wrong? Excuse my lack of experience. This is my first time with Windows 8, UEFI, and GPT.

A:Missing MSR partition after clean install.

From elevated cmd try:

diskpart

lis vol

(to exit diskpart)
exi

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I am doing a clean install of 8.1 onto a WD 1TB hdd. Using UEFI dvd in port 1 and hdd in port 0. Everything appears normal until the hdd shows unallocated space of 931.5 GB. I select 'new' and want to begin setting up four partitions: Recovery, System, MSR, and Primary. I selected a size of 20,000 MB for Recovery. Soon error msg says it can not create new partition code 0x80070017...sometimes 0x80070057.

A:Clean install will not create partition

Welcome to the forum,

Instead of creating them yourself, have you tried just letting windows create them?

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Steps 6,7 and 8 in the tutorial above point out what you should see if you do it that way.

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After advice given in previous post www.sevenforums.com/showthread.php?t=383781
I'm going to attempt a clean re install.
I have the disc and code number, and it seems fairly straightforward.
My question is, is it ok to select the so called "D" recovery partition to reinstall onto, or will I end up with the same problem?
I understand that this partition should never have been given a letter designation. Does the re install procedure format the partition to give a clean start? The capacity of the partition is 9.99GB (NFTS).
Many thanks in advance.
Jason

A:Clean install. Partition query

Many thanks for prompt reply Copiman. As it appears at the moment, i have Win7 installed on the D recovery disc. If i reinstalled on C drive how can i make sure that it is the default, or would it be automatically? Or could I remove it from D altogether?.
Thanks,
Jason

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I am doing a clean install via a thumb drive being i am unable to get to safe mode or any windows screen on my desk top, so used my laptop to download from MS the win 10 install

I am getting asked which partition to select.. ?

Also if i select the wrong one if there is a wrong one what would be the ramifications?

A:which partition to place clean install on

Originally Posted by hvphotog


I am doing a clean install via a thumb drive being i am unable to get to safe mode or any windows screen on my desk top, so used my laptop to download from MS the win 10 install

I am getting asked which partition to select.. ?

Also if i select the wrong one if there is a wrong one what would be the ramifications?






For a clean install, it is best to delete all partitions, and select unallocated space and let the installer sort itself out.

The only partition you might want to keep is partition 6 which looks like a Windows 8 recovery partition, but frankly I would delete it as well as it is easy to download Windows 8 if you ever needed to revert.

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So, I wanted to combine the system reserved (with boot files) partition with the recover (WindowsRE) partition. Somewhere in the process I lost the ability to set the recovery environment to WindowsRE on the recovery partition so I decided to start over from scratch.

My HP DV6 laptop has a "hybrid" bios. It supports EFI booting but will not boot from a GPT disk. I wanted to verify this so I booted into MiniTool Partition Wizard, deleted all the partitions on my HDD and initialized it to GPT. I booted into Windows 10 USB created with the latest ISO downloaded from Tech Bench. I selected custom install option and pointed setup to the unallocated space on the GPT HDD and expected to get the "Can't install Windows to a GPT disk" error. Instead setup went through normally. Hmmm.....

So I let it finish, and then looked at my HDD in disk management. To my surprise, I ended up with an MBR disk with only 2 partitions on it - a 500mb System Reserved partition and the rest a Windows 10 system partition. So Microsoft seems to have changed two things when installing to a blank HDD. Setup will at least reinitialize the disk as MBR when GPT can't be used (have no way of checking if the reverse is true). And now, at least on MBR disks, Microsoft has combined the System Reserved and Recovery partitions. I verified my 500mb System Reserved partition contained both the boot files and the WindowsRE environment.

So, then I shrunk the Windows 10 system part... Read more

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I am trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a 3 week old laptop. There was no recovery disk with the laptop (and long-story-short, error in rebooting forced the computer into the recovery partition which would not 'bridge' and therefore always led to an "error!" screen), so I downloaded the proper .iso, utilized the usb/dvd download tool to create a boot-able DVD, and changed the BIOS to reboot from the CD/DVD drive.

As I go through the install, and from all of the pages I've been reading, it seems that the issue is Windows 7 will not install to a GPT partition style disk. What I see in the "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen is as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1 200.0MB SYSTEM, D0P2 128.0 MSR(Reserved), D0P3 279.5GB Primary, D0Unallocated space 393.9GB, D0P4 Recovery

There is no 'advanced settings' link at the bottom right hand corner, the options to delete/format/new/extend are automatically visible.

My understanding is I can delete all the partitions and lose everything on the computer, back out and open up command prompt, use diskpart to reformat to mbr, and then I should be good to go, whether I make a new partition or not.

I haven't messed with PC in a while like this, so I wanted to make sure my research is correct before actually doing something. Any input would be great!

A:Clean Install GPT partition issue.

You have it correct. I would install to an MBR disk to make install and repairs easier. You can copy out anything you need first. Then boot into BIOS setup, take EFI Boot Disk out of Boot order, set DVD drive first, boot DVD to run Diskpart Clean Command followed by "Convert MBR" and "Exit." Then create your partitions and install to first OS partition, or just click Next and installer will do it for you.

The other option is to install to a GPT disk which more complicated steps are explained here: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

Read over these general steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello there. This will be my first time installing an OS onto a computer, and I am a bit nervous.

To start off, I have an HP computer built by Compaq with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. It's great! My favorite part about it, is that instead of coming with an installation disc, the local hard drive has a partitioned system restore that will restore it to it's factory condition. Basically it re-installs Windows Vista to it and it acts like a new computer.

I am a college student and being enrolled in a few classes has got me a deal to upgrade to Windows 7, and I want to do a clean install. (I hear that this is better for the machine than upgrading) I have a few questions now.
If I install Windows 7 and don't touch my partition for restoring my system, can that be used again? I would assume not since it's for Windows Vista and not Windows 7. I don't expect this to be an option, but that would be great. Haha

Is there a way to format the partition and reinstall some sort of system restore to it for Windows 7? I am afraid to insrall Windows 7 and lose this ability to restore my computer. (Not that I'm getting into trouble, .)

Now the Disc I have says it's "Windows 7 Prefessional 32-bit x86 upgrade: pre-existing OS license required. Systems Student Media"
If all else fails and I can't do anything with my hardrive, can I just keep this disk and wipe my computer clean and use it to install windows 7 again? I'm also worried that I can only use t... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro 32 bit Clean Install w/ partition

Clean Install Windows 7 using Student version if Windows 7 Upgrade

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