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Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Q: Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

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.

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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.)

A: Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.

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Hi,

I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

A:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

A:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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

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

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

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

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

A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

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

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Hello everyone!

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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I recently bought a new Toshiba Portege R705-P41 which came loaded with a ton of crap so I attempted to do a clean install but somehow managed to deleted the "System" partition.
Now the laptop wont boot and I stupidly didn't create a system restore point so I'm freaking out a little bit.
Is there any way I can get whatever was in the System partition back so the computer will boot and I can reinstall Windows 7?

A:Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!

Do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

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Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.

A:Accidentally deleted system partition.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisWinks


Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.


Do you want to restore the old partition or import the data and settings to the new one so you dont have to re-install?

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Not really accident, I thought that was a random partition and now I cant boot to windows anymore. I can still boot into ubuntu(dual boot). I tried windows 7 recovery cd but no luck. I can access the c drive from ubuntu and everything, but I cannot boot into windows. Is there a way to fix the problem?

A:accidentally deleted boot partition

Now I can't boot into anything please me.

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I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?

Yes.

Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

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Hello,
I recently partitioned my Asus ROG G750JW into 2 main parts: One 300GB for a mackintosh, and one 6** (remaining space) for windows 8. That worked fine, until I tried to format what I thought was random partition with a size of 128MBs. I believe this to be the EFI partition, and you know what that does. I cannot boot to windows 8 or mac, and windows boot manager no longer shows up in BIOS. I have a windows 8 reinstall disk and the hackintosh install disk. When trying to refresh from the windows reinstall disk, I get an error saying that the disk is locked. What I need to know is if there is any way to restore this without erasing my hard drive. I do not have access to a windows computer (I can if I have to, but it wouldn't be ideal), but do have access to a mac. I don't have restore points, even if I did they are on the now one-huge partition, which by the way is listed as MBR format. Thanks in advance, -AJ

A:(Accidentally) Deleted EFI Partition, can't boot.

Do you have something you can boot and get into a command prompt for Windows? If so, you may be able to recreate the MSR partition.

If you can, run Diskpart and list the disks and select the correct one with the install, probably disk 0. Then list the partitions and copy that listing and post it next time.

Diskpart
lis dis
sel dis 0
lis par

exit

What might be happening is you removed a partition in a sequence which changed the partition number the boot manager is looking for..but just a guess. Restoring it may or may not help the situation now... You may end up having to run a bcdboot command to reset the boot entries for Windows 8.

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Hi soo,.. earlier today i was trying to reinstall windows on a computer, i got to the partition section and accidentally deleted the partition from my external hard drive instead of the one i wanted!

Does anyone know any free software I can use to either recover the files or re-establish the partition?
Also it should be noted that now when I plug in my external hard drive it doesn't show up anymore. How can I fix this? as lots of software im noticing wont find it, unless windows finds it first.
 

A:Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Never use drive letters to identify drives. They change all the time.

The drive will not show up in explorer in Windows if it has nothing to display. If it has no file system, there is nothing that Windows could show you, so it does not appear.

You may be able to recover the partition. Try recovering either the partition or your files. Move them all somewhere else if you get access to them and then repartition and reformat the drive.

Free:

Parted Magic (The best boot CD. Includes data recovery to CD/DVD, network, or USB, Testdisk for partition recovery, audio tests, and much more)
Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Easeus Partition Recovery
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
Partition Wizard Boot CD
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool

Commercial:

Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
 

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So a few weeks ago I was screwing around with partitioning my HDD trying to get around some bad sectors that I had picked up in a chkdsk. In the process I accidentally deleted the System Reserve partition, so naturally now my windows wont boot. I've tried downloading a recovery disk but this didnt help, I tried using a bootable version of partition wizard to fix the problem to no avail. I'm currently running a bootable version of ubuntu so that I can do general browsing and access the HDD, but I really need my windows back up and running I havent been able to get any work done in these past two weeks as this Laptop is my only available. Others have suggested doing a format and clean install but this is almost impossible for me as I have too much things on my legit windows installation I cant do without. Please help me if possible any advice would be highly appreciated.

A:Accidentally Deleted System Reserve partition

You have to re-install Windows to restore the boot partition properly.
There are some other solutions, but none of them could give a 100% result.

Back-up all of your important stuff.

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Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive.

I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc.

I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet.

I tried EASUS Data Recovery Wizard but that didn't do it. I thought maybe Paragon had something but I've not had any luck so far. Any help appreciated. Thanks

A:Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

Hey Rich,

You might see if either one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to recover the deleted partition for you.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to install a new copy of windows for multiboot. I turned on the pc with new OS in the usb stick, I created new volume with CMD using DISKPART, after selecting the new created volume I runned the command CLEAN, I thought this command is going to erase the volume, not the entire disk . Now I cannot boot anymore !!!
To prevent overwiting I didn't perform any further operation on the disk.
Is there any chance to get my files and everything back ?

A:Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

Im no expert in data recovery but I think as long as you haven't used Clean All, I think you should be able to recover. Its good that you didn't try to do anything else afterwards, even seasoned professionals can make mistakes and/or cannot get your data during recovery. I will try to get someone who is more of an expert on partition/data recovery. Hang tight and don't do anything else.

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Was fixing to re-install windows, and I found I accidentally deleted the partition that was my external drive. I did not install windows, or format it, but when I rebooted windows, I cannot access it. It simply says. this disk is not formatted, would you like to format it now. I know of a way to recover the files, and copy to another disk, but as I am presently out of disk space, is there a way to fix the partition that was deleted. Hoping to do this cheaply. I might spend 15.00 for a program, but am shooting for a simple method... any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Accidentally deleted wrong partition.

Hi,
there is no simple way to reclaim your lost partition if you're not under linux.
there is however a small utility that might help you if want to give it a try;
it's called TESTDISK and claim to be able to undelete lost partition table.... here's the site --> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
 

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Hello members,

Hope you all are doing great. This is my first post & I am feeling very tensed right now. I was using disk management tool on windows 10 to delete the volume E. However by mistake I deleted the volume D & unallocated space increased .

After that I created new volume called Y out of the unallocated space. At this point I realized that I lost my D drive which has all my valuable data worth 30 GB.

Is there any way to recover the files and partition ? I tried easeus and it recovered the partition but with empty contents.

Please help me as my all work is stored on D drive and I am in wierd situation & totally scared about how do I explain this situation to my boss.

Hope someone will help me out...

Please help !

A:How do I recover accidentally deleted partition & its data?

This is a critical situation. Try to generate image of your drive and then experiment recovery options on it . Image of the drive won’t harm your data.

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Please help me. Iwas trying to format a USB flash drive but I accidentally deleted the partition. It shows in Windows Disk Management as "online" but does not give me any options for formatting it. I am now not sue what to do PLEASE HELP!
 

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Hello all

I am sitting here with a buddies DELL inspiron M5030. I am currently getting the "Windows failed to start" that lists "File:\boot\BDC" "status: 0xc000000F

What I don't have:

The original windows install/repair CD. It did not ship with the laptop, and he didn't make a copy. ( I know this cd would easily fix my problem )

I also only have a general idea as to the variety of the operating system: the owners tells me its windows 7 64bit but doesn't know the variety. Not sure if that matters)

What happened is

I guess while he and his friend were trying to install a "duel boot Linux Mint 13 partition" they ran into some issues with several small partitions which confused them during the install. Somehow this confusion led them to delete? format? or change the status of the most important partition on a windows machine. (they say they did not delete or format it, they said they accidently switched it to active)

The owner was having problems with slow operation before and is what led him to install a mint partition on my advice. Since I underestimated the difficulty of accomplishing the task I have volunteered to try and fix it.

questions: ( I am trying to find a fix that does not involve a 3gig download )

Are there any options short of downloading an ISO of windows 7?
can a recovery repair disk accomplish this task?
can one be downloaded?

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A:A buddy accidentally deleted his boot partition. questions?

Have a look at what partitions are still there with the linux's partition manager program.

There should be a very small one (100 mb or so) at the beginning of the drive, set that to active if it isn't already, as that contains the Win7 bootloaders.
There should be another around 5 GB or less that is the recovery partition. If you are relatively lucky during POST (there is white text on blackscreen) there is a key you can press to initiate a recovery to factory conditions. If the partition with that is still there anyway.
There should be the primary partition which should be pretty big and not marked as active.

WHat do you see?

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I somehow managed to accidentally delete my "recovery disk" or something like that when I was attempting to factory reset my Laptop. I can't reset it now and it isn't working properly anymore, How do I recover my recovery disk? 

A:Recovery Disk Accidentally deleted

@Unicornsaresupr wrote:I somehow managed to accidentally delete my "recovery disk" ... How do I recover my recovery disk? You have not told us what model laptop you have.  If your laptop is one that has the "Lenovo One-Key Recovery" facility, and you have truly deleted or corrupted that partition, you cannot restore it, as it is in a format that is proprietary to Lenovo. If you REALLY want to restore the Lenovo Recovery partition, you will need to send your laptop to a Lenovo Service Center, and pay them to restore the entire disk to "factory fresh" condition.  This will of course result in the deletion of all of your personal files and applications that are currently on the disk.  So, if you do not already have backups of your personal files, you will need to back them up BEFORE sending the laptop to Lenovo. If you want a no-cost solution, download a Windows 10 install image from Microsoft, write it correctly to a USB memory stick (16GB or larger), and then re-install Windows.  You will still need to backup your personal files before doing this.  Note: re-installing Windows does not re-create the Lenovo One-Key Recovery partition. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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Hi

I was quite the fool this morning when I accidentally deleted the wrong folder from my USB stick removing a bunch of word files. I though I had it properly backed up on my other PC, but it turns out that one word file was not saved in my back up. Now I'm trying to find any glimps of hope to get this file back as it took me an entire month to write the story within it.

Things I have done:
I have checked the recycle bin but nothing was there to begin with. It was the first thing I did.
Word has a auto-saved function from what I can understand and I have tried to find it and open what was there, but to no avail. Although it may be possible that I did not do it properly, I don't fully trust my self when it comes to stuff like this.
Several recovery softwares - I've tried a bunch of Data Recovery softwares but only two has managed to "recover" or found the file. Recuva managed to bring me everything from the deleted folder, however I cannot open a bunch of the wordfiles it contained includind the one word file I strive to recover. EaseUS I have tried the free trial version and it as well has managed to find it, but I worry that the software is unable to show me a preview as it is able to do with other word files. I do not wish to spend that much money on a program just to recover one file that I can't open anyway.
With the recovered file of my word document I have tried both to open it as a txt, docx, doc, convert it to a pdf online, open and rep... Read more

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I thought I was getting rid of flash drive files and deleted files on my recovery partion instead and they are not in my trash can because I hit delete on the keyboard please help me get it back

A:Accidentally deleted my recovery partion

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dudeclayton


I thought I was getting rid of flash drive files and deleted files on my recovery partion instead and they are not in my trash can because I hit delete on the keyboard please help me get it back


If you meant that you permanently deleted them, then there's probably no way to get them back unless you have a Data recovery program like R-Tools' R-Studio for which you got to spare some bucks. If you don't mind, what did you mean by hitting delete "on the Keyboard?" Was it like hitting Shift+Delete so that you can permanently delete a file or something else?

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I have a 1.5TB HD of which I originally created 3 partitions of around 500GB each (C, D, and E). I have Drive C: which is my main Windows 7 Ultimate x64 partition. I had an older installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 residing on Drive D:. I simply use Drive E: as storage of large media like movies, software, music, or anything else and it does not have an operating system installed.

Yesterday I decided it was time to format my old Windows installation on Drive D: hoping to merge it with my storage drive E: Big mistake, because it turned out Drive D: was my system partition. When my computer tried rebooting after completing the format I got a hang while the post screen says "Loading Operating System..." indefinitely. I initially panicked and tried to re-install windows 7 with my install DVD back onto Drive D: and it still wouldn't boot.

That's when I found a few promising discussions on this forum that gave me hope; mainly starting on the third page of this following thread between user rogerfour and the always helpful gregrocker: Changing the System Partition?

As Gregrocker suggests, I downloaded and burned a bootable image of Partition Wizard. Unfortunately, my entire disk and all the partitions are listed as Dynamic Disk instead of Basic. When I try and do anything inside Partition Wizard it gives an error popup saying it does not support Dynamic Disks in the free version! (╯?□?)╯︵ ┻━┻

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A:Accidentally Deleted system partition. Cannot boot. Dynamic Drives.

Dynamic disks are pretty much to be avoided at all costs. It usually happens when a user tries to make a 4th partition. A warning should come up asking if you want to convert to dynamic. The correct answer should be "no!!!!!".

Is your data backed up?

You probably have to convert dynamic back to basic. It's doable and there may be a tutorial on this forum about it--if not, there are instructions on the net if you google.

It isn't pretty and your data is at some risk if not backed up.

Are you using version 4.2 of Partition Wizard?

Greg should see this and can give you more details.

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Background information

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to install Windows 7 instead. I also installed Ubuntu on a separate partition so I could dual boot. So the GRUB bootloader replaced the MBR. This isn't the issue though, just want to inform the laptop is running in CSM mode(or legacy) instead of UEFI.
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First of all, before you assume, the hard drive is working perfectly. I can still boot to Windows and it works fine. More on this at the end.

Now the issue is, I removed the Ubuntu partition, and I've really no idea what I did wrong with restoring/fixing the MBR. Now, whenever I try to boot, it displays "No boot device found". I've tried:

- Windows Recovery
- Windows Recovery using disk
- Parted Magic (Hiren's BootCD)

Mainly, I tried to restore and fix the MBR using bootsect and bootrec (fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd). Also automated repair using the recovery.

As I mentioned above, I don't think it's a problem with the hard drive, since I'm posting this very question from this problematic laptop, on the main Windows installation.

I can still boot into windows, but only using either:

- Windows recovery disk (without booting into the disk, just have it in
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A:“No boot device found” & accidentally deleted Reserved Partition

Welcome to WSF amirasyraf. Seeing that you have the Win7 disk I would go for a Repair Install "No Data will be lost in this process"

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941450 MB, Free - 900404 MB; D: Total - 10450 MB, Free - 10344 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 456384 MB; F: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 105234 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AFB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

How can I restore my D: drive recovery contents? I accidentally deleted the contents since it had become over capacity and was in the red-colored status continually.
 

A:Accidentally deleted my recovery drive contents.

You can't. Recovery partitions are generally full and that is not a problem. It won't cause you any problems that you deleted it but you just won't be able to restore your computer back to factory state without ordering a set of recovery discs from HP.
 

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I have accidentally deleted windows 7 recovery partion , I got Samsung laptop. I lost Microsoft Win 7 recovery partition and all other data. I dont have any win 7 installtion CD when I bought thay said its in there recovery . I getting error messages when pressing F4 starting something like "windows is loading files " and after it says this computer cannot be restored with recovery disks or something like that .
I really need to recover this Please tell me any reliable method to reslove it ASAP..

Thank you in advance .

A:I have accidentally deleted windows 7 recovery partion , I got Samsung

Welcome to Seven Forums Transformer. Let's start by having you fill out your system specs, including exact model# of your laptop. A Guy

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My windows got corrupted on its own. It was showing some dll missing so press r for repair screen. While loading winxp setup cd in the repair option. I accidentally typed fixmbr & all of a sudden my 5 partition from the 500 Gb disappeared. I can see only 1 partition of 128 Gb & the rest remains unassigned i.e not assigned drive name or like a extended partition. Pls help me the data is extremely important. How do I recover the same from the Hdd

A:accidentally fixmbr sudden my 5 partition lost. Pls help

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Ok I see the problem here, dont do anything more with the harddrive yet.
You will need to slave the harddrive and hopefully access the data and save it
to another harddrive temporarily till you can reinstall windows on it again.

How to slave a harddrive:
http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

Tip: Never run a fixmbr command on windows that even suspect that is
infected with anything, otherwise as you have experienced here, loss of drives
and partitions of not being able to physically see them anymore.

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Hi

Can someone please help me?

I have a Dell Studio laptop, and recently tried to reformat it by reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. However, I made a mistake and reinstalled Windows 7 on the Recovery Partition. Because of this, when I started up my computer I got two Windows 7 boot options, one in C: and another in the Recovery Partition, which normally should not be visible but is now labelled D:.

I reformatted the hard drive again by reinstalling Windows 7 on C:, but still got the 2 boot options when I started up. I used msconfig to delete the boot option on the Recovery Partition after this. However, each time I start up my computer Windows 7 loads very slowly, and I even got 2 crashes. I think the Windows 7 installed on the Recovery Partition might still be causing problems. Is there a way that I can remove this installation completely, both from the Recovery Partition and from the boot configuration on my computer?

Thanks

A:Accidentally installed windows 7 on my Recovery Partition D:\

Yes. If you manage to get it installed on C: you could format D: from disk management. Or better yet just delete it when you install windows.

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The other day when I tried to boot-up, instead of my desktop I got a blue screen. I panicked. I tried rebooting several times- same. Then I loaded 8 Startup Reconery Disks. Now the PC boots up OK, but I have lost all my current applications, files, and photos. Is ther any way to get them back?
Henry

A:After using Recovery Disks - IS ALL LOST?

Two applications to tryRecuvahttp://www.piriform.com/recuvaPC Inspectorhttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.htmlThe less you use your computer until you try one, the better your chances are of success

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Hello,

My daughters computer is very much in need of a complete wipe, however I can not find the disk that came with the system to do this. I have the original key, but no disks. Can I get another copy or download a copy as long as I have my serial number? Also, if I have to change out the motherboard, will that disk work, I have heard that they are tied into the board that came with the system

Thank you

A:Lost Recovery Disks

What Brand is the pc? Most of the major OEM's will furnish a replacement installation disc for a nominal to no charge

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Gateway M-6881
Anybody have any ideas...

a. The FACTORY recovery DVDs (2) that I have will not boot. Usually they just run until a window pops up to insert a blank CD, but you can do that forever--and it just cycles through repeatedly. A couple of times it did proceed to a second window indicating the restore was proceeding, but the bar did not advance, and after a minute or so, it too failed (sorry, don't remember the exact indications).

b. Trying to start recovery using the hidden partition... does not work either.
When you use Programs>Gateway>Gateway Recovery Management>Restore tab and command it...it simply proceeds to a shutdown and reboots right back into Vista. Second way-- the manufacturer enter-recovery-during-boot process (Left Alt-F10 while "Gateway" is onsceen, also simply proceeds to boot thru into Vista.

Some things I have determined:
-A different bootable DVD will boot the machine, so DVD drive is working--at least READ.
-ASIDE: Using the internal utility at Programs>Gateway>Gateway Recovery Management to try to burn either a full recovery set (2 DVDs) or a "Drivers and Applications" set both fail--do not do it.
-File folder structure on the two factory recovery DVDs can be viewed
-chkdsk C: /r has been run and found a few seemingly insignificant things, which were 'fixed'
-The F8 menu does NOT contain "Repair your computer' entry.

Quite frustrated to have three ways to do it and none works.

A:Neither recovery partition nor disks work

Repair computer option is on a retail disc not the F8 menu

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Hi, HP Notebook - 15-r205ne (ENERGY STAR) My laptop came with windows 8.1 64Bits pre-installed, but later I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 (64 Bits) over it, without making any recovery disks. Now I want to switch back to windows 8.1 , I still have the D Partition containing recovery files, but going to F11 doesn't help me.Any suggessions on how can I make recovery disks from the D partition within windows 10 and then use those disks to install the original OS back? Thanks in Advance!

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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about 8 month ago i partitioned my 160 Gb hardrive only to find once i tryed to recover windows
(using a recovery disk that worked in conjunction with the recovery partition to recover my programs and drivers..)

that i could not instal all my programs and settings into the state they where in when i first got the PC..

i dont kno much about recovery .. its why ive not bothered tryin to fix this until now.. the reason i do now is because ive just got a laptop and want my system back to how it was :/

i have a (RIGHHHTTTT!!! BIG PROBLEM!! i was about to type the information regarding my recovery partition capacity and specs ... only to my shock to find its no longer there (The Recovery partition) .. i am looking in partition magic as i speak .. the recovery disk is there... it is intact, and all the files inside are still present.. there was no name for the partition when compared by the visual repesentation of the Disk Drives present.

(the bars showing disks and free space)

Soooo i have just right clicked to rename .. but there is a name present..
i am trying to rectify the problem by moving the recovery drives position to after all the others at the end where it should be..

Without sorting this out i dont see a way of trying to sort out my problem... (my inital question is being hindered by another serious problem!)
although come to think of it i have a copy of the Recovery files ..(there was two.. both called factory it said in the maual that if i lose ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Created Partition - Now I Cannot Use My Recovery Disks :(

what computer make and model?

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Op disks lost..laptop shot due to improper maintenance.. need to reformat and have not restore disks... any hope?
 

A:Solved: Vaio Op Sys Recovery disks lost

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Hi everybody!
I have HP Desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium.

When I was using Vista there was a difference between using recovery partition on the hard drive to restore Windows and Recovery disks that you create yourself.

The Recovery Partition one would only restore your computer to it's shipping condition - meaning that if I had partitioned the drive and had Windows partition separately from my other files it will erase all of it and get rid of that new partition of mine along with all my files.

If I used the disks - it will give me an option of shipping condition OR just to reinstall Windows partition of my drive so all other files are not erased.

In Windows 7 the created disks give me only one choice - Factory System Reset. Does it mean that it will erase it ALL or just the Windows partition?

I really don't want to back up 300GB of my data... just need the Windows partition erased and reinstalled. Will Recovery Disks do that or is there any other option for doing it with Windows 7?

A:Recovery Disks or Recovery Partition

I would not run the Recovery Disks without backing up data. It doesn't sound like they will let you choose where to install Win7.

You can always borrow or locate a clean retail copy of your version Win7 to clean install with Product Key on your COA sticker on machine. Many tech enthusiasts do this to avoid the bloatware and useless factory utilities. Let us know if you want more information on this.

You can also make your own Win7 Backup image saved externally so you never have to reinstall or recover again, just reimage from the saved file. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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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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hello
i deleted lenovo  recovery partition on g510 laptop and don't have recovery dvd.
i need to recover laptop to original state.
please help me
 
 
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A:[G510] Recovery partition deleted and no Recovery ...

hi izadfard
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you didn't create a recovery drive (using this method) then I recommend you contact lenovo on how to obtain a copy of the recovery disc which restores the preloaded Win8 OS, drivers, and apps.
 
Alternatively, if the machine came preloaded Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can try the following:
 
For Windows 8:
1. Obtain a Windows 8 installation disc and use it to reinstall Windows (if the system is preloaded with Windows 8, the installation will automatically detect the Win8 product key in the UEFI Firmware / BIOS and will automatically activate Windows).
2. From here, you can obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page and/or upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store (see this guide)
 
For Windows 8.1:
1. Check this guide on how to obtain a Windows 8.1 ISO (see Option One)
2. When finished, follow this guide to make a bootable UEFI Win8.1 installer via DVD or USB flashdrive and use it to install Windows (the installation should be able to detect the Windows 8.1 product key in the UEFI firmware that will let you activate Windows).
3. If successful, obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page 
 
 
Regards

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I wanted to install a different Windows 7 on my Vaio but when I selected a partition to install Windows on, it said:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
I searched online and found a program called GParted to fix the problem. What I didn't know was that it would delete all the partitions. I fixed the problem and installed Windows but I want to go back to factory settings. The problem is that I deleted the recovery partition. Is there any way to go ack to factory settings?? Can I download recovery files online?
Model no: SVS13A190X

Thank you

A:Restore Vaio system to factory settings w/o recovery disks / partition

If you just want some of the sony utilities, or drivers -

Sony eSupport - SVS13A190X - Support

If you want the whole recovery disc - you might have to ask them to send it.

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COULD NOT FIND RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT
(I know it's a redundant thread but I think I'm having a different scenario)
Specs: (nothing's changed except I did reinstall win8.1)
- win8.1 x64 single languange
- 1TB HDD
■THE SCENARIO■
There was a time when I want to resize my drive C to smaller partition:
I used Easus Partion Manager to do so (to dumb I was). After rebooting my system could not start
The BSOD showed up:
RECOVERY
PC needs repair (blah3x)
Error code: 0x000225
I was able to manage to repair and I came back up fine using a tutorial in youtube
using bcdboot C:\Windows /s (any drive letter): /s uefi
At this point, I downloaded a new copy of windows8.1 SL, thru "mediacreationtool" (as a legit copy i suppose)
and then I reinstalled using the ISO from MS, now I'm totally OK, at least at the moment.

■THE ISSUE■
Seems like everything's working as it is now, but as soon as I try to press F9 upon boot up, same error popup
Error Code: 0x000225, and again I got used to doing the bcdboot method.
NOW, this "Restore" partition the size of 20GB, and appeared and it had something in it (some files I think).

This wasn't there before and after reinstallation of win8.1 SL. IT ONLY appeared when I pressed F9 then I repaired
it using bcdboot.

■MISSION IMPOSSIBLE■
If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
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A:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

So Im not entirely certain on what you are asking here. Your computer is unusable right now, or you cant get the recovery partition to work correctly?

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

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

A:Recovery partition deleted

Yes...

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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.

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

A:Deleted Partition Recovery Help !!!

No help was given would like to delete profile thanks anyways

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

A:Deleted Recovery partition

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

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