Hello, I was trying to install Android Marshmellow on HP Omni 10. It was my fault actually that I deleted the partition. Therefore, no OS is there on the disk. The question comes to my brain - How can I fresh install windows 8.1 x32 using usb. I need to inform well wishers that I don't have any recovery media or backup drive etc. Is it possible or I need to go to the Service Centre? I hope, I will be guided by some very intelligent people. Thank you in advanceRead other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I essentially decided to use my hard-drive for two different forms of Windows XP 32 and 64-bit. This was some time ago, and it ended up with the 64-bit partition (C:\) as my system partition. The 32-bit partition (E:\) was considered a logical drive, and I used it almost entirely, due to the fact that my CD Key for 64-bit will no longer work, for whatever reason.
Eventually, I decided that I needed the space from the old, unused 64-bit partition, and since both partitions had Windows installed on them, I thought it'd be no problem to just delete 64-bit and merge the remaining space with my 32-bit partition.
Unfortunately, before I got that far, I found out that my 32-bit partition no longer will boot. After reading up on it, I found out about the system partition and all that stuff that I messed up by deleting the 64-bit partition.
I've tried to use the recovery console via boot CD, but when using BootCFG, the /SCAN function doesn't recognize the 32-bit partition. I've verified that the files are still there (installed another partition with windows and checked via explorer), but even with an edited boot.ini, the Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit partition won't boot beyond the blue screen, windows logo after "Welcome".
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Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?Read other 4 answers
I accidently deleted :
- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition
when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.
now i only have :
- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)
when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)
Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.
Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard
Then you should be able to install into that partition.
I put 7100 on a second partition on my p.c. so I could test it out since I have had to revert to 7000 paritition on this machine on all builds after 7022 due to internet loss bug. However I have solved the problem and am now ready to move the second partition over onto the first one, which I have done before with Win7 since it has a hidden partition with its boot manager and so it doesn't rely on C: drive to boot.
Normally I would use Disk Management to delete the first partiition, then use Partition Magic Pro 9 to move the second partition over onto the first one's free space. It has worked several times so far, but the problem is that I am not sure I want to have as a long-term main partition one which is labeled "F." Is this going to be a problem somewhere down the line? I cannot find a way to change the drive letter on a primary system partition like this to letter "C" which is now available. Any suggestions or do I just need to clean install?
No problems will occur. You can change the drive letters by accessing Disk Management, right clicking on the "F" partition, and pressing "Change Drive Letter and Paths". If there is no "C" drive present or "C" has not already been assigned, then it should work.Read other 1 answers
Before Win7 I had Win XP SP3.
I did clean installation (deleted Program Files partition and C:\) partition, but somehow, my "Programming" partition got deleted as well.
It was 10 GB, and had some VERY important data on it.
When I go to Storage Manager, it's shown as part of C: partition, as you can see on image.
Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:
And, when I try to change it's drive letters and paths, it pops this error:
I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).
Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.
Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,
Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.
Hello, I've been wanted to reformat my computer for a while now. So today I deleted my OS's partition, but then I came up with an error saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." I backed up everything on another partition. But now I can't even access it because I have no OS. I can delete the hard drive clean and install a new windows through there, but that would mean losing all of my data. Is there any way I can boot my computer to recover those files? This is on an ASUS n56, laptop.
Thank you for reading!
What is the exact error message? " windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." doesn't quite describe the exact problem you are having. Kindly post the full error message, we need the specifics.
What version of Windows do you intend to install? Seven | 8 | 8.1 (32-bit | 64-bit).
How did you delete the OS partition (Windows media or other utility?).
Did you perform any other partition operations other than just deleting the partition? For example, converting from GPT to MBR disk or vice versa, creating new partitions, etc?
installed linux on my hp mini 1010nr and erased the little partition that had sp 3 behind it. i bought an external drive to reinstall my win xp os but it says it can't install because it needs sp3, how do i fix this.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive
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I'm just going to lay the story out from the beginning and build up to my current status of the problem.
I had a working desktop pc with a single hard drive (200GB) that had 2 partitions. I had my main partition that had literally everything on it. And a 2nd partition labeled "hp_recovery."(@ 10gb) In the past I had formatted and reinstalled no problem and for some reason every time I did a new install that recovery would carry over and I know what it's there for but I got tired of losing 10 gigs for nothing since I have my own install cd. So one day I just got impulsive and decided I was going to just delete that recovery partition and merge the empty space into my main partition and just have 1 big one. Well I deleted it using partition magic or a similar program and got rid of it pretty easy, BUT thinking it would just be so smooth after restart my system would not boot and just hanged at a blank black screen after power on. So I tried to fix the MBR and try to get a boot out of my main partition but had no luck. Not wanting to create a new partition out of the 10gig and install xp just to recover my files and burn to cds I decided to try to recover the lost partition and undo all changes I made and just deal with the extra partition on my pc until I could find a better solution.
I looked up software on my other pc and tried many different data recovery programs such as, Partition Table Doctor, Parted Magic, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. These are ... Read more
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So this is my problem:
I have a 500GB Maxtor Hard disk, and I went to install windows xp, but during the installation i saw that it was split into different partitions. I have no idea why but i deleted one of them. Now i think the entire hard disk is screwed up. When i connected it to my laptop using a SATA docking station, under disk management it gives me my C drive which is disk 0 and it gives me the Maxtor hard disk which is disk 1. But disk 1 is split into 100mb, 60Gb and 405.66 GB with the 405.66 being unallocated. What should i do to make it 1 500GB harddisk.
Assuming the disk does not contain an operating system, or any personal data you need, just remove the partitions, so the whole disk is unallocated, then create a simple partition the entire size of the disk e.g. 465GB in size.
Hello. I have an Acer laptop that had Windows 8 on it. We took the free upgrade to get to Windows 10 and tried it for a few months. Now I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it. I put the disc in the drive and booted. I deleted all partitions except for the data partition that has our movies and music on it. It tells me that Windows can't be installed on this because it is a GPT type. It appears that while the installer is running, when you delete partitions it happens immediately. I thought that it would allow me to cancel because I didn't commit the changes, but I was wrong. I can't format the entire drive because we have important documents on there. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? We prefer 7, but I have a feeling I need to reinstall 10 first, and then back up the data to an external drive, and then wipe the whole drive to install 7.
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Hey guys, have a client with a WinXP workstation. They showed up one morning to find this one un-bootable. I've diagnosed it to the point where I can recover the partition but wanted to bounce it off you guys real quick to see if you think I should look for a CMOS virus or..?
Thanks so much!
EDIT: Should have mentioned, I've got the IDE drive plugged into my laptop via a USB adapter cable right now. The workstation itself if sitting on the desk powerless and cracked open.
Hi, I bought a msi GT627 about a year ago and when it got here, I noticed it had 3 partitions. 1 with windows vista on it. 1 with the OS installed (C and 1 was just a data drive (D
My C: drive only had 50 gb total on it. Yeah it finally filled up. My D: had 250 gb of space on it. I decided I just wanted 2 drives. One with the windows disk on it and the other with the OS which is (C I deleted the entire D: drive and then I extended my c: drive to total around 295 gb.
I reinstalled windows Vista onto the new C: drive and now every time when windows boots up to the desktop. I get a small DOS window ( C:windows/system32/cmd.exe) and then approximately 30 seconds later, windows shuts down. I cannot figure out what to do here. I thought maybe I shouldnt have deleted the D: drive but in my mind it was just a storage drive. I tried to make a new D: just smaller but it didnt fix the problem. If I go into safe mode, it runs fine but I obviously cannot update things because of safe mode limitations. Any help at all would be much appreciated..
I would do a clean install. It seems that you are not installed correctly. Be sure to follow the format procedue given in this tutorial
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
If you have the full version
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
I own a Dell Studio 1555 laptop having Vista 32-bit. But it was giving problems so i wanted to install Windows XP, so when I inserted the disc, after loading all the drivers it showed a blue screen. I tried several times but same error was coming. I was having a DOS disc, with that i deleted the partitions coz i was thinking the recovery drive was not allowing me to install XP. But now neither i can create a partition nor i can install any OS. Please suggest what to do ?
Moreover is there any chance of warranty being void since i bought it just 4 months back ?
Hello Ayan007, welcome to Seven Forums!
If you didn't create the "Recovery Disks" before you deleted the "Recovery Partition" then you may have done away with the only way to recover your PC if ever you have any issues that require you to do a "Factory Recovery"; if it was the "D: Recovery" partition it's probably not big enough to install an OS on, how big is it?
ive deleted my EFI partition on my 1tb Samsung external hdd and now it dosent seem to be recognised as usb 3.0,
if i plug it into my usb 3.0 the little blue light flashes a few times and then goes off, i cant see it in with my hard drives and it isnt showing in disk management,
if i plug it into usb 2.0 it shows up and works fine and it was working fine with usb 3.0 until i deleted the EFI
is there a way to put the efi partition back on?
Today i was buying some used drives from a guy and the PC we were using to test the drives from had my main windows 7 install on it,,, being in a rush at the end testing the last drive he sold me i accidentally deleted the partition on my main drive,, i DID NOT format it,, im wondering if there is a way i can restore that partition and have it boot up again???
If so whats the best way to do it? is there a tutorial here on the site for this? i havent had a chance to check yet but will start a full search after i post this and hope that maybe someone will reply and or if i find what i need then i will just come back here and delete this post or update it as solved
The free MiniTool Partition Wizard may be able to help.
How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
I'm not sure if this goes here, but I deleted a partition on a slave hard drive and then I created a new partition over it. But I haven't formatted it. Now I just found out that there was data on that partition that I really need but I don't know how to get it back if I have a partition over it now that isn't formatted. Help!
Try using data recovery software. You will likely need to use "scan" mode, which will read all of the sectors of the HDD (and will take awhile). I've had decent luck with EaseUS.
I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
Hi welcome to TSG
you'd be better posting this in either the hardware forum or software forum?
OK I SOME HOW DELETED MY RECOVERY PITITION I HAVE AN ACER EXTENSA 4420 THATS NOT THE PROBLEM .
THE ISSUE LIES IN THE FACT THAT I DIDNT OR DONT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE PIONT
AND I KEEP GETTING SENT BACK TO THE RESTORE ,RECOVERY WINDOW
IM NOT SLOW AT ALL WHEN IT COME TO COMPUTERS BUT I NEED A HAND ON THIS ONE
If you deleted the recovery partition without ever making recovery discs or you lost them, you may be able to purchase recovery discs by first going to this page on the Acer support web site:
HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit 350gb 4gb ram 2.2 ghz
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Hello tazloccsta and welcome to Seven Forums.
I'm guessing you used HP Disk Sanitizer. As you probably know, this is a utility that can securely erase all data from a hard drive.
HP ProtectTools - keep data, networks and communications protected from threats
Ordinarily I'd suggest you try to return your computer to a previous condition by using a restore point from a date/time prior to using Disk Sanitizer. But I'm not at all confident this would work. It would be way too easy for an unauthorized person to gain access to your computer and "undelete" the data you thought had been securely deleted. But you can give it a try.
One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that may help.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Or you might want to skip directly to a repair install. It will try to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. It would probably take less than an hour and if it works, you'd just have to reinstall Windows Updates.
You could also use this opportunity to do a clean reinstall and eliminate the HP bloatware and useless factory installed utilities that just slow down a machine.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
On my laptop I have, in common with many others, a 11 Gb pertition, that could be used to restore the laptop to its original state. It is very unlikely that I would ever want to do so, as I have since installed Vista x64 from a retail copy.
Is it possible to delete this partition and extend C: into that space?
What would be the pitfalls , if any?
The only bad effect this would have is that you no longer have the backup.
You can delete it from Disk Management.
I bought a laptop about a year ago from Currys which was already pre-installed with Windows 7.
Yesterday I decided to use the free version of Killdisk to wipe my laptop as I read it helps speed up the machine rather than formating as a format doesn't delete everything.
Problem is, | have now deleted my recovery partition and can't seem to find any info on getting it back.
Also my Windows 7 Serial key has rubbed off the sticker on the back of my laptop so I can't just download Windows 7 and install using that.
If someone could help me on recovering Windows 7 back on my laptop it would be greatly appreciated.
I have now installed Windows XP on the laptop, don't know if that is needed info or not.
My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A500
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I have two HDs, 80 Gig primary and 120 gig secondary. I had win xp installed and running off the 80 gig and I backed up all my files onto the 120 gig. I then decided to format the 80 gig drive
I used a win 98 boot disk and formatted the 80 gig hd. then I started the win xp cd and it asked which partition I would like to choose. I chose the partitioned 120 gig drive not realizing what I had done. I confirmed the partition removal and then realized what I did. So I start flipping out and I restart my comp
I looked for my files and 120 gig drive but it was gone. I'm really going crazy. So I researched a little and I have two utilities on disk (mbrwork and testdisk) I started to run mbrwork and it has been searching for recoverable partitions for the past 2 hours. I don't know what to do and I really need the files on the 120 gig HD. I didn't install windows and I haven't done anything other than run the utility. Can someone please help me. I don't know what I'll do if I can't get my files back.
Rob, There are utilities that can rebuild a File Allocation Table. I have never used one but I understand that they work by installing the hosed drive as a slave to another bootable drive and running the software from the boot drive to fix the slave.
I can't tell you any names but a Google search should get you plenty of hits.
Good luck. There is hope.
>>I checked with one of my favorite software producers, Acronis, and found this. If it works like the other software I use from them, it'll be all you need.
I'm afraid I did something stupid. I have 2 HD: the master with Win98 (with 3 units C,E,F FAT32) and the slave with WinXP (unit D, NFTS). I wanted to replace Win98 with Linux, keeping the dual boot possibility.
Before installing linux as second OS, I wanted to merge the three partitions on the master disk with partition magic. It gave me error #2003 (?) and at startup winXP could not find any units on that hard disk. So I decided to delete all the partition on that hard drive (NOT on the one containing the XP and my data) and create a new one.
Result: winXP did not start up. I tried with the XP cd recovery tool and run fixboot.
Result: I have the message that the file windows\sytem32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt.
I tried to expand it from the xp cd but I got again the same message, so I put back the previous hal.dll file.
The data on the secondary drive are all there but I cannot start up.
Can you help me?
Is anybody there?
Well I made a 5gb partition on my hard drive for linux recently. Today I realized it was useless, and I wanted to delete it. So being new to this stuff I thought it would be alright to just delete the partition and reformat it. I restart my computer and the grub loading message still comes up but gives me an error. This is what it says:
GRUB Loading stage1.5.
GRUB loading, please wait...
Any way to fix this? I think I can still boot into some live cd's for linux if necessary. Also, I am running windows xp with SP2 and had Freespire Linux.
It won't let me boot into windows or linux and all I can do is get into my bios or boot off a live cd.
Thanks for reading this!
EDIT: I think I should add I don't have a windows disc. Dell never sent one with my computer...
You need your XP disk and boot to the recovery console and run fixmbrMarkhttp://www.microsoft.comRead other 3 answers
I have just deleted my C: drive primary DOS partition on my pc. I put another drive in which I was meant to be partitioning and forgot to change to IDE 2 in fdisk! Now I haven't formatted my drive yet so is there anyway I can restore my partition as I have no backups of my files.
Your quick response would be greatly appreciated.
If the partition is FAT32, here's a tool that should do it: http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htmRead other 3 answers
I've inherited a Probook 450 G2 running Windows 7 64-bit. It needs reformatting but, for reasons unknown, the recovery partition isn't there. I still have the product key code but how can I clean install windows without f11?Perhaps there is a way to restore or recover the missing partition? Or some way to download an installation file?Thank you.Read other answers
HP/Compaq 6910p laptop running on Win XP Home. I'm a rookie and not very computer savvy, but I'll try and give a little history? I know I shouldn't have messed around with this.
I was infected with the Alureon virus according to MSE in boot something or another (I can't remember, and I know I should have wrote it down). But MSE couldn't remove it and I was tired of every time MSE notifying me of the virus right after restart. After reading online about Avast doing boot-time scans I decided uninstall MSE to try Avast, but no luck after several attempts. Then tried malwarebytes, but didn't even find anything. So, I read online in the link below and that's where I really screwed up. I deleted the 2mb partition like it said and then my computer wouldn't boot after restart.
Originally the laptop had Win Vista Business, but went to Win XP Pro, and then Win XP Home. I have the Win XP Upgrade disk I used to do the last install, but it's not working in stall or "R" mode. It says it can't find the hard drive and I also attached a picture. Then I tried my buddy's Dell "Re-installation DVD Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit and says I have 2 partitions. See attached for pictures. I'm not sure what to do at this point? Any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated. I don... Read more
The Windows Upgrade Disk I believe does not have the recovery options on it.
However, I will report this to the people who deal with unbootables to provide you with some assistance.
Trying to tidy up my PC, I deleted the partition that had Win 98 on as I no longer use it. I have a much larger partition with Win XP, that I use all the time. With Partition Magic I deleted the Win98 partition, and now my PC wont load as I must have deleted the Active partition. How can I get into my PC to make the XP partition to be the Active partition. Then it will boot up. I am not very familiar with Dos, and will need help.
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Hi Everyone... I recently posted this in the Windows Thread
Well, I got up this morning and attempted to remove Linux from my computer. I thought I would be able to just delete that partition from my hard drive. Yes, I should have researched this first. Now I am unable to use my computer. When I power on, I get a "grub error." I tried to just boot again and press "F10" to load my recovery software, but that didn't work. It just continues to boot and I receive that error. And it gets worse...I don't have a Windows XP installation disk. Everything came pre-installed on my computer. I know there is a lot of information about this topic. I'm not really techie at this like this (obviously since I deleted the partition ). So, I really didn't understand what the other threads were saying. Could someone PLEASE give me detailed instructions on how to fix my computer? I just want Windows back!!
Thanks in advance!
I wasn't getting much response there, so I thought I would try here. One person said I would have to go out and purchase a Windows XP CD. I really don't want to do that. Is there anyway I could use the Linux cds I made too get everything working correctly?
Oh...I'm using Debian Linux.
can you remember your product key?... If so ring microsoft and provide them with the key and they shall send you a new cd
The other day I was installing Windows XP on a new computer and i had my iPod plugged into it... When I got to the "partition page" (or whatever its called) in the setup i deleted the partition on my iPod... Only after i had told it to delete it did i realise what i had done. So i unplugged it before it started formatting the harddrive.
I thought everything was fine with it as it would still play music and everything but when i plugged it into my computer itunes would not recognise it but it shows in my computer as "Removable Disc (J)". When you try to open it, it says "Please insert a disc into drive J."
I did an iPod Reset and now the iPod says there is absolutely nothing on the iPod at all and there is no space availiable. Also noticed was that the file format had changed to RAW instead of FAT32...
What should i do? I was thinking let Windows reformat the drive back to Fat32 but would that wreck the system iPod completely and turn it into a portable storage device and disable it to be used as an iPod again?
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I used EASEUS Partition Master to delete an OEM partition which was a system recovery partition from the original Windows XP install.
I then expanded C to fill the complete drive as it is only 80GB. Those two actions ran as 1 job.
Now the system will not boot.
I tried some tips from this forum, including using the Recovery menu from the Win 7 disk, but it has not helped at all.
The disk is now listed as Disk 0 Partition 1. It has no drive letter.
If I let the Win 7 install disk run up to the part where you select the install disk it says, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition was reserved by the computer's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)".
I do not understand why it says that is the OEM partition, as I told EASEUS to delete the OEM partition and then expand C to fill the disk. Surely it should be the C drive now.
Have I totally screwed it up?
Is there any way I can recover my C drive and my Windows 7 install?
If you can boot in safe mode and get to system restore, that will probably work.
If not this should work, too
System Repair Disc - Create
When trying out Ubuntu on my computer, I accidentally deleted part of the Windows 7 partition.
In Ubuntu installation, I chose to partition away 200 GB of my 600 GB hard drive and format that as ext3. After doing this, the other 400 GB went from showing up as NTFS to "Unusable".
Is this completely deleted or is it possible to recover it? Not worried about files as I backed up a few weeks ago so I don't have anything important lost, I just want to get Windows 7 reinstalled without having to buy a new license.
Computer is Hp dv7-4285dx running Windows 7 Home Premium
HP has recovery software but it was unsuccessful when trying to do a restore.
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create
Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center
i have laptop sony vaio vgn cs 320j ...
i had installed windows 7 ultimaye 64 earlier...
but i have already formatted that one..now no os on pc..
i also deleted by mistakes syaytem partition..
i dont have driver cd..
what to do???
driver are there on sony website...but which one to download i dont know for booting my windows???
at present my pc on non-bootable mode..
Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Support
Hello swap2511 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Did you also delete the hidden recovery partition installed at the factory by Sony? If it's still on the hard drive you can restore your computer to factory specs. This recovery guide should be fairly close for your model Vaio computer.
You might also be able to recover the deleted partitions with a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard.
How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
Or you might consider doing a clean reinstall of the operating system and removing all factory bloatware. If you need an installation DVD step 1 explains how to get a free, legal copy. You would download and save the ISO file for your version of Windows 7 (perhaps to the desktop) and then burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Arghh, cant be any dumber to delete the wrong partition TWICE!! i managed to do it, i did it with winxp cd.
I have two hdds both have only one partition and i deleted the wrong one to make it into 2 partitions, is it possible to recover all the files after partition is deleted, its not formated yet no new partition created, if its possible to recover from this will the windows be usable or should i reinstall just to make sure everything works like it did before.
Going to install OpenSuse but i still want my stuff back and maybe use that crappy Windows when i need to.
Thanks to whoever can help me resolve this problem.
I am dashing out - so I leave you this link
One of my posts for RLD - recoverlostdata
There is more out there to choose from.
Hello, I was trying to expand a partition but deleted a partition in the process. I have a SSD and HDD the the partition which took about half of the HDD space.
On the HDD was a storage partition, system reserved and the deleted partition. So it is currently unallocated. I've tried running recovery programs they find it but
it will cost me money to restore it since I'm using the free version. What should I do now? I've attached a picture of what it looks like currently
I've tried using testdisk I cant really understand it.
Was the partition you deleted = to the unallocated space or was E: the partition you were expanding. Did you actually expand E: or stop after you deleted your partition? The less you write to E: the better as this could be overwriting data you are trying to recover if E: was indeed expanded into your previous partition space. If the unallocated space was equal to the partition you deleted and E: was not expanded then you have a good chance of recovery.
Do you have an external drive with enough free space to recover your data?
I can't refresh or reinstall using Windows or Samsung functions, which I is my own fault as I deleted the recovery partition by mistakenly thinking it was not important.
I have contacted Samsung, they say it's my fault so they won't help. I contacted Microsoft and they said the same. Nobody will provide installation disks. I think these are my options..
1) Use my flatmates Windows 8 laptop to make disks. Its a different brand laptop though, is this a problem? Also, should I use DVDs or CDs? I have my serial number and product code and I don't mind downloading drivers from Samsung.
2)Buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for ?50 because I'm a student. But I'm unsure if this will be a full install with all the files I need because it is only an upgrade?
I would like to sort this out sooner rather than later. I need my laptop for coursework. Any advice greatly appreciated.
It isn't a bad idea at all....but that's assuming you have made recovery discs. Anytime I buy a laptop, I wipe the drive completely and install the OS myself, but I keep a copy of my restore discs, just in case. Having your only recovery method on the hard drive (which is prone to fail) is never a good idea.
That all being said, do you have any friends who might have a plain vanilla Windows 8 disc? The recovery discs from another laptop, assuming they even boot, typically won't let you repair a system...only reinstall.
HP Compaq 2710p Laptop
I accidentally deleted the D: drive containing my recovery partition. I can't restore to factory settings using the driver recovery dvd because the system no longer detects the cd/dvd drive from the slim expandable base.
How can I recover the deleted partition? Or make the cd/dvd drive respond?
If you have not created anything on the partition or overwritten the partition with any files then you could recover it using a recovery program.
for a free and easy program you can try PC Inspector
recovery partition deleted by mistake how can i get original recovery image
Prasanna-pc Ordinarily, I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC. This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC. They no long stock recovery media for the older PCs.You can try contacting HP Customer Support directly, using the links below, to see if you can order if from them:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/ Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".=======... Read moreRead other 1 answers
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME HOW TO CREATE A PARTITION AND PUT WIN 8 IMAGE BACK IN SO I CAN RESTORE FROM THAT IMAGE!?? HOPE I SAID IT RIGHT!?? I DELETED THE FACTORY IMAGE AND PARTITION AND HAVE NO WAY OTHER THAN THIUMB DRIVE WITH IMAGE ON IT TO RESTORE THIS LAP TOP!!
How did you delete it? If this was recent, check your Recycle Bin. Otherwise you may have to buy one from the manufacturer.
Hello My recovery partition was destroyed when I did a full system backup using Acronis backup software. When I try to do a restore job using the same software, there is no recovery partition and also some of the pre-installed softwares are missing. Where can I buy a recovery media or what is my next step to have my laptop back to the original state? Regards.Read other answers
Ok, to start out, I know I am an idiot...I am a little too advanced a user to do something like this.
Anyway, I have a 70 G IDE hard drive that originally had no partitions, loaded with XP. My buddy helped me to make a new partition (with Partition Magic) to re-install a new copy of XP as the old one was running pretty slow and had a bunch of crap on there.
So then I had a dual boot system, and everything was grand. Then, after I yanked all the stuff I wanted off the original installation of XP, which was drive c:, I deleted it (Partition Magic again). My buddy had told me to re-format it, not delete it.
Of course, that was the only active partition and the other copy was bootstrapped, so now I cannot load windows. Get a message saying please insert boot media.
I tried to use the XP disc, but when I try to install it on the c: partition it says there is no XP-compatible partition. I can use it to make and delete partitions, but they are listed as 'raw' and cannot be used to install windows on. XP setup tells me to go back and create an XP-compatible partition, but it seems I cannot, just can create these 'raw' partitions.
The partition that the new install of windows is on is there, but I don't think I can do anything with that, as I do not want to lose any data, so re-formatting is out of the question.
I am not sure whether I can use the XP disc to repair the new installation, I will play around with it a bit more when I can.
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If I have understood your problem correctly, you need to reinstall XP. Insert the installation media and go through the process till you are presented with a screen where you need to choose where you need to install XP. There should be a unformatted free space. Choose that to install your XP. If there is no C drive present, Windows will assign this free space as Drive C:.
So, I decided a week ago to install Ubuntu 11.04 alongside my Windows 7, which as you know, created a new parition. As you also know, Ubuntu likes to use it's own boot manager. Well, I decided that I was going to download and install the Windows 8 Build 7955 (as I found on Windows 8 Forums) onto the partition that was occupied by Ubuntu.. so, I downloaded the image and then, in my disk management, deleted the entire parition that Ubuntu was installed on. I went to restart my computer to finish an AntiVirus update shortly thereafter, and got a message saying something along the lines of "Grub error; unknown filesystem." I attempted a repair with my disc and nothing worked.
Right now, I am installing Windows 7 on the new parition in the hopes that I can get it working again, just to get at my files on the main parition. If not, I do have a SATA-to-USB adapter that I can use to manually extract the files onto another computer, and then just wide the drive entirely, but I'm really hoping I don't have to do that, as it would be SUCH a nuisance if I had to re-do EVERYTHING on my laptop. So, what I'm asking is, if the fresh install on the new partition doesn't work, is there any way to restore the original boot manager, or am I kinda dead in the water?
Your current process will most likely solve the issue for you as the new installation should see the old installation and allow for it in the newly created bootmgr.Read other 2 answers
My Windows 7 partition deleted itself on my Dual Boot, I restarted the PC and then I got the "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" error, so then I booted in Vista to see what the problem was, in disk Management the partition was no longer named and was 70GB of free space . What could of caused this? I am now re installing windows and do not want to fall victim to this again.
A partition can not delete it's self only by user error or Partition table problem. A non partition disk space would not have "Free Space" it would be Unallocated Space. Please take a snap shot of Disk Manager and post the screen shot here.
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I had a dual boot on my laptop (running windows 7 and arch linux). I decided to get rid of the linux partitions and accidentally deleted the EFI partition. As a result, my laptop now doesn't recognize that there is any operating system on the computer.
What I have tried: I am currently using this: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52515-windows-8-cant-start-due-missing-efi-partition.html and the post by Genet with Option 3 since I allocated the space back to my disk C. I am running into an error part way thru the solution though where after I do "create partition efi size=260", it comes back with "MSR and EFI partitions are only supported on GPT disks. Convert the selected disk to GPT and try again". I don't know if I want to do that because its my local disk C...don't want to mess that up and change the format of that.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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