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OEM recovery partition has been deleted

Q: OEM recovery partition has been deleted

I was given a Toshiba Satellite C665D. I tried running the recovery media creator but got a message that said No HDD recovery area. The Toshiba recovery media creator can not be launched. I contacted the previous owner and was told no recovery media was done for the notebook and he created a new partition as there was free space on the HDD which seems to have wiped the recovery partition I don't understand how as the recovery partition was hidden, I figured out how to unhide the partition and it shows the recovery folder but it is empty. What I would like to know is there any way to get the recovery partition back. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: OEM recovery partition has been deleted

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A: OEM recovery partition has been deleted

As far as I know, the only way to get the recovery partition back is to use the recovery disks (that in this case were not made.) The disks would restore the computer to factory specifications, including the hidden recovery partition.

You could order the disks from Toshiba. See Page 1-15 for details.


http://forums.toshiba.com/tshb/attac...sersManual.pdf

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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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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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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
 
 
Moderator comment: Post split out of Knowledgebase. Subject edited to match content.

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

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

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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

Thanks.

John.
 

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recovery partition deleted by mistake how can i get original recovery image

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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 more

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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.
 

A:Recovery of deleted hdd/partition

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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Recovery partition deleted

Yes...

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Windows XP
HP Compaq 2710p Laptop

Please help!

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

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

A:Deleted Recovery Partition

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

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

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I recently deleted my recovery partition that is included with HP pcs. I'm now left with 5gb of unused harddrive space, which isn't formatted (I think). I used it to store some random files but didn't like how it worked, and it's now empty again.My question is, will it pose a security threat, and is there anyway I can combine that partition with my main one?Here's a screenshot of it:http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/8308/driveview7ta.pngThanks .

A:Deleted My Hp Recovery Drive Partition

An spare partition is in now way any kind of threat. Since you working partition is 106GB then adding another 5GB won't add that much capacity percentage-wise. You would be much better off resizing the partitions so that the OS partition, volume C:, is 20GB in size and the rest of the drive is devoted to a partition used just for storing data files. This way when (not if) you need to reinstall the OS your data files in the other partition will be unaffected and waiting for you there.

I can reccommend Partition Magic as a great tool for creating and resizing partition in Windows without losing any data.

You will need to beg, borrow, buy or steal an XP installation CD in order to reinstall the OS when (not if) the time comes.

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Good evening everyone, I own a notebook Toshiba Satellite c50-a-1jm with Windows 8 preinstalled. Pursued to an upgrade, I could not more to access the PC. Therefore I tried to use the utility from Toshiba, but I deleted the entire hard disk and all partitions. Now I can not more to install any operating system. As the bios is dated, I can not set the boot as "Legacy". How do I install Windows 8? Thank you all in advance.

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Hello,

I am Harry.

I am using windows 8.1. I have deleted my recovery partition by mistake. Is there any option to create again the same?

Pl Help

A:I have deleted my recovery partition by mistake

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Hi All,

I deleted in error the pre-installed HDD Recovery partition. I have the Recovery disks which I made when I first got my laptop so I just need to know if its just a case of copying the files from the disc back to the HDD Recovery Drive? Or do i need to do a complete new re-install from the disks?

Thanks

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I doubt it very much. Those discs simply address and draw on the files that were on the recovery partition itself. I know my system recovery discs no longer were of any use after I deleted the recovery partition and merged it with my main one as I no longer needed it anyway.

You would have to check with whomever provided the system.

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I mistakenly deleted the recovery partition when I was trying to formatting the hard drive, I don?t know much about how it works so what would be the best way to remake it and have it function the same way the other one did (which I also don?t know how that worked) or is there a better method.
This is also a new Samsung hard drive with windows 7 Home premium

A:Deleted recovery partition while reformatting, please help

You do not need it.
Download this
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Make a copy of your HD, If you have a problem you can fix it with the image. Same idea as the recovery partition
Place the image on a external hard drive.

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

A:How to recover deleted "Recovery Partition"

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

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Using Partition Magic, I deleted the factory Recovery partition off of my Dell Studio 1558 laptop that was running Windows 7 and now my computer will not boot. The message that i get is,
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found"

Help a dumb guy out please :D

A:Deleted Recovery Partition and now i cannot boot

That partition was probably also the active boot partition, with just Windows (without boot files) installed on the main, inactive partition.

That partition was also the only method you had of recovering Windows to it's factory defaults - and you've blown it away.

Before doing anything potentially risky like that, you should have created a full back up image of the entire hard drive. As it is, I can't see how you are going to avoid having to purchase a new copy of Windows now.

There is just one thing that might work. Borrow a Win7 DVD and perform a repair install, using your own product key if prompted for it.
How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation | PCWorld


How to Repair Windows 7 Installation

It's perfectly legal to borrow a Windows disc if your just using it to fix an existing installation.

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Hi I'm new to the forums hope I'm in the right section :D

I'm here today in hopes someone here could help me.

My problem is as stated in the title I accidentally deleted my recovery partition on my laptop after I switched out my original hard drive to the newer solid state drive. Now to fill you in on the laptop its a UX32VD-DV71 it has 24GB flash memory on-board the motherboard and 500GB HDD, I switched out the 500HDD for a 256SSD.

I used norton ghost to do a complete clone of the drives but after i installed it their was an error so I had to re-install windows, while trying to install windows I found out it had a recovery partition but it was to late and I had deleted the partition with out paying attention to the actual size of the recovery partition. Now I am currently running windows but missing all of the Zenbook features I've tried to install some Asus software but it wouldn't let me showing a message stating it could only be install on Asus products.

If their is any other information you need please let me know.

A:Windows Recovery Partition Deleted...

I would forget about the deleted recovery partition & instead put in place your own system recovery strategy in the form of a "partition image" of the C: drive. You will need a spare hard drive on which to save this partition image, and of course the software to create the image with. I can only recommend the software which I've been using for 3 years to do this - it's rock solid reliable: [email protected] Disk Image: [email protected] Disk Image. Windows & Servers Backup Software. Win XP, 7, 2003, 2008, Vista

Recovering your system using the manufacturer's Recovery method installs a fresh copy copy of Windows together with (usually) loads of crapware you don't need, plus you have to set up all your preferred Windows settings again and re-install your favourite applications -- no fun.

Recovering your system from your own partition image avoids all that, and it's much quicker. Plus, when your system drive fails (and it will one day) you'll have lost your manufacturer's recovery partition anyway, but your own backup image of the C: partition will still be intact on a different drive.

There are some free utilities for creating a partition image but I can't comment on their reliability as I've never used them. [email protected] Disk Image is the only one of it's kind that that I trust.

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I was messing around with my partitions to free up space and I deleted the Dell recovery partition and the dell recovery tool no longer works that is supposed to restore your pc to factory defaults. How do I get the utility back on here?

A:Deleted my dell recovery partition!:(

see if dell will supply a disk,or buy an xp disk and don't worry about the dell partition

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I accidentally deleted the recovery partition on my Hp compaq Presario CQ61 and have never burnt the recovery to a DVD.
Checked Hp Site and the only option is to re-order another.
The serial number of my Notebook is CNF9494GMB & Model is CQ-61420US
Any help in this regard will be appreciated

A:deleted the recovery partition on my Laptop.

You might be able to recover the partition with the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk from here:

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

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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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Hey,I accidently formatted the recovery drive partition in my laptop. Is there any way that i can recover it back.I just bought the laptop 2 days back

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Good Morning to All, I am using Windows 10 Single language Home edition on Intel i5-4210U CPU @1.70GHz, 2.40GHz, with 4GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. I deleted my recovery disk by mistake. Now I want to create 2 more partitions, one for data and other for REcovery disk. How do I Do it. Also I want to create recovery disk. How do I do it and what should be my partition sizes. Thanks

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CODE[AUTORUN]SHELLEXECUTE=Info.exe folder.htt 480 480Is the the notepad I somehow deleted but I can't find my notes and don't know how I got there? I deleted the notepad entry back in August because I thought I had an autorun virus problem or something. Now I have read stuff that makes me think the autorun activity was really normal activity related to my emachines d drive which is my recovery part and protected by Pcangel. I don't think all antivirus software properly recognizes pcangel. I have had ok luck with mcaffee for more than 3 years but I wanted away from mcaffe when all those computers had problems back in April but avast and alvira didn't seem to agree with my system. I wonder if alvira was giving me false positives by bleeping when info was going into my d drive. I wonder if that is what is normal with pcangel.The computer they talk about in this link is not the same as mine but mentions pcangel.http://www.911cd.net/forums/lofiversion/in...php/t22874.html

A:I think Autorun I deleted was needed for my Recovery partition

What is your issue?

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Preface:
I have an external hard drive and i attempted to install XP on it, using my Notebook. Before, my Notebook Recognized my Partition as the D drive and the External hard drive as the F. I booted the XP disk, and all seemed well, until I realized my computer flipped my drives, and so I installed XP on the partition space and left the external hard drive untouched. No biggie. Vista still ran fine.
The Problem:
Few weeks later i cant update anything, (i.e. windows update, windows defender, norton, ad-aware etc.) but yet my internet browsing abilities were unaffected. I ran a google search and took a few steps to fix this but nothing (registry edit - HKEY editing, and services.msc editing, and some cmd commands) but nothing worked. Since my HP was still under warranty i contacted an HP rep, we did a few things, and he told me i was missing some system files and so i needed my recovery partition to fix this. I explained to him what happened, so he told me i was going to have to purchase the DVDs from HP and that i could not use a vista disk i had, since it was made for all vista models, and that i needed a manufactures recovery disk. I dont want to purchase the DVDs. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or somewhere i can get the DVD image(legally obcourse) to the HP Vista Disk.

P.S. When I attempt to run a windows update i get error Code 80244019

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Deleted HP Recovery Partition, Need it back

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I was deleting some partitions including the OEM Partition and WinRE_DRV to re-install Windows 8.1,then i decided not to re-install Windows. Now when i go back to recovery options, when i click on Troubleshooting, all i find are Change UEFI settings or Change Start-up Behavior(or something like that).How do i restore Windows RE?

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So I was going to delete my restore points for my C: drive under system protection but by mistake i clicked configure on the only other option which was the recovery and I deleted the saved points. Even though recovery is set to off will this cause any problems down the line?

A:Deleted the saved points from my Recovery Partition?

Hello Karizma,

As long you have system protection turned off for your recovery partition, it won't hurt anything.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Hi, hope you can help.
I removed all partitions so if could install windows 7, this turned out to be a mistake as all the drivers for it are windows 8.1

So I downloaded 8.1 to a USB and booted from that. But I don't have the product key as it's tied to the bios? EHCI something to do with it?

People are saying the laptop is now useless? I can't believe that! There must be a way?

A:ACER Aspire OEM / deleted recovery partition

I have never seen a driver not be found for Win7 in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here since beta.

What is the PC make and model, and exactly what drivers were missing after you followed the steps for Clean Reinstall Factory OEM to a driver-complete OS? At the most after all Updates are done there should only be a handful still missing which our driver specialists here can find in no time.

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I have deleted the recovery partition when I installed Linux but I had created the img file of recovery partition before removing. Is there any way to restore that to disk?

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Hi Friends,

Mine is Dell xps 13 ultrabook shipped with windows 7. I thought of installing ubuntu, so I unknowingly deleted recovery partition, formatted it and installed ubuntu. Now ubuntu is working fine. But in grub, I am not able to see windows. So I followed this tutorial How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems - How-To Geek to fix my windows. But it didnt work

In second screenshot, Windows 7 option didnt appear. I clicked next and did Startup repair which didnt help and then went to command prompt to execute the two commands

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

The first command executed successfully but the second command gave me an error "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"

How can I recover my windows . Please help. I need windows badly

Thanks!

A:Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online. https://support.dell.com/support/top.../backupcd_form

Other than U.S.A., please contact DELL Technical Support in your country and request backup disc for your system.

DELL will send you the OS Reinstall Disk free of cost.

With it in hand, you may do a clean install and then install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or whatever.

Whatever other course you want to try, you are free to do it, but try to get the free OS reinstall disk from Dell. It will keep you in good stead.

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I was using win 8 which was original came with notebook , then I installed win8.1(not upgrade from Store , just from .iso packet ).Because of some errors I re-installed another win8 . iso and now I can't download Recovery from SW Update .It says recovery partition doesn't exist.I was able to use that before.How can I re-create my recovery partition again?

A:Win8 Hidden Recovery Partition deleted.How do I re-create?

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




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

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Hi all,

I deleted my recovery partition before realising it was the recovery partition.
That 11.26GB unallocated was the recovery partition.

I was installing Ubuntu as a dual boot, and wanted to install it on its own partition. But I already had 4 primary partitions (the 1.46GB bootable recovery partition, C:, E: and the 11.26GB partition with the recovery files). So i shrunk C:, deleted the 11.26GB partiton and created the new primary partition. I later discovered it had the recovery files.

Ubuntu installation needed some other partitions and it must've converted E: to a logical drive.

I have installed the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v7.5
The results of a full quick scan:
Double clicking the HHDRECOVERY partition (unallocated space) shows the recovery files:
However, doing a full scan of the unallocated space also shows a small partition labeled "Boot":
Double clicking that drive shows the following:
However, that folder does not appear to contain any files. There was a [+] to the left of the folder, but clicking it just made it disappear since there was nothing to show. I'm not sure if I can just ignore this tiny section or not.

I am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how I should proceed. I have not ever attempted partition recovery or used this program before and feel like I only have one shot at this and don't want to screw it up, if it is even possible.

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A:Advice on fixing deleted recovery partition [Toshiba]

You can try restoring the HDD Recovery partition using PW Partition Recovery Wizard, but it may have lost its hotlink to run at boot or even from Win7 if you're still running the Factory Preinstall.
Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

But most tech enthusiasts won't even run the bloated factory preinstall, preferring to get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps in the link to get a perfect reinstall. If you do this you can back up your files (as you should have already) delete all partitions, even follow the recommended steps to Dual Boot Ubuntu - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki.

However the safest method for Dual Booting is always on separate HD's, unplugging the other HD during install to boot only via the BIOS Boot Menu key.

Let us know how it goes, as we will see you through it.

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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 have an old machine i am giving away and decided to use the free upgrade disk sent to me back in 2007. It installed fine and I got SP1 on it and cleaned it up.

After everything was done I noticed the E-Machines recovery partition was wiped. Is this because I now have the Vista upgrade disk with the # on that for the COA? Not the sticker on the machine.....I had to activate it with the # on the upgrade disk. I can't figure out why it would wipe the recovery partition with the factory XP image on it. Will this disk work if the next owner needs to do an install? Guess so..

Have you heard of this happening with OEM upgrade disks? Thanks.

A:Free upgrade disk deleted OEM recovery partition

Lol you can answer my question from my other post...If put backup files in my backup partition, and re-install vista on my current partition will it delete those files in the backup partition?

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I recently formatted my Lenovo Ideapad Z510 laptop & installed clean Windows 10 via Bootable Pen DriveWhile doing so I deleted all partitions from my hard disk including recovery partition & created a single new partition of C Drive & installed Windows 10 on it.The problem now I am facing is sometimes my laptop restarts automatically & then a blue screen appears saying Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.Then the recovery process appears& when I click recover It recover some days old version of my current operating system & uninstalls recently installed programmes.This is happening frequentlySo I want to know how can I recreate all those default Recovery Partitions&Do I need to format my laptop again for that?

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Hello,
I am using a HP notebook with Windows 8.1. When I purchased the laptop the D drive was set aside for 17gb worth of recovery files. I was attempting to re-partition the harddrive so as to be able to save things to a place other than the main C drive. I hold only base computer knowledge and managed to delete the only visible file within the D drive. I am unsure the name of the file. The file was roughly 230mb so the rest of hidden files remain. My question is as follows.

Is the inability to do a system restore or recovery important?

If so, will I be able to restore my computer at this point?

If not, how can I replace the file in order to do so?

If unable, would a fresh installation of Windows fix my error?

I do not have ready access to the Windows installation discs and codes/keys required so this would be the last resort hopefully. I don't know enough about this subject to even ask another intelligent question (or rather an intelligent question). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ryan

A:Deleted HP Windows 8.1 recovery partition files by mistake

Originally Posted by RyanJ


will I be able to restore my computer at this point?



Are you getting an error message when you click on the "Get started" button? For example, "Could not find the recovery environment".



Refresh Windows 8
Reset Windows 8







Originally Posted by RyanJ


I do not have ready access to the Windows installation discs and codes/keys required so this would be the last resort hopefully.



How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

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Hi all!
I mailed Dell with this question, but never got an answer. So now I'll try it here. Yesterday I had to restore a Windows 10 image on a Dell laptop. Unfortunately something went wrong and the Windows recovery tool had to format drives before restoring the image. Little did I know that it also deleted my data partition without asking. :-( Cost me whole night to gather the most important things from backups and syncs I luckily have. Anyway, it also removed the DIAGS-partition that is mentioned in this thread. Logical, since images are only made of the system and EFI partitions.
Windows 10 runs fine again now, but there is a nag in the back of my head. Is DIAGS necessary, does Windows do anything with it? I guess not, because this laptop originally came with Windows 8.1. Last year I did a clean install of Windows 10. I actually didn't even expect that the DIAGS partition would survive it. Anyway: should I be worried about the deleted DIAGS-partition in relation to the stability of Windows  10 or are they in no way related?
Follow-up question: the diags-tool from the bios is still working fine. What is actually he difference between both tools?
The laptop is an Inspiron 7537, to be exact. :-)
Greetings,
Ronald.

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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!

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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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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Hi, again!
 
This is an extension of a previous post, here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/603657/friend-added-questionable-sites-to-windows-7-registry/. I hope it was appropriate to post a new topic.
 
Aura offered to help clean the desktop's system to avoid reformatting. If the offer still stands, I could really use the help. Someone, or some program, deleted all of the recovery info on the PC we originally discussed, and his laptop, so I can't make recovery disks or system images, or reformat them. ;)
 
I'm trying to restore his ASUS K60i laptop, and the ECS 671T-M desktop from the previous post; both are Windows 7. They have the same issues with a few variations. He's had multiple repair shops work on them. Each made the convoluted mess of anti-malware, anti-virus, and supposed fix-all programs worse {several of each running all at once}.
 
Both machines have the same 15,000+ host file and registry entries, identified earlier, that were added by Spybot to counteract his friend's web surfing habits {Internet Settings/ZoneMap/Domains; "/"/"/EscDomains}--many are extremely disturbing.The laptop had IO Bit-Advance Care System 8 that obliterated Firefox {and who knows what else} when I uninstalled it {easily fixed Firefox}.
 
I have the MiniToolBox and other results for each machine, but was hesitant to post them without specific instructions.
 
I've backed up his profiles and Quicken data, etc.; removed the programs I could; and ran Ad... Read more

A:Recovery Directory & Partition Deleted-& multiple repairperson mess

Hi Semi-Novice Since I indeed offered you assistance in your previous thread, I'll keep my word and assist you now. What do you want to do? Clean the system as much as possible, or find a way to reinstall Windows?

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I have a Acer Netbook which has a hidden partition for Windows 7 system recovery. A month ago, I install Linux Ubuntu on the netbook and accidentally deleted the recovery partition during installation.

the netbook is out of warranty, anyone know how to get the win7 starter back?

A:reinstall Win7 Starter on a netbook after recovery partition deleted

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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?



You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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