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Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Q: Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Before Win7 I had Win XP SP3.
I did clean installation (deleted Program Files partition and C:\) partition, but somehow, my "Programming" partition got deleted as well.
It was 10 GB, and had some VERY important data on it.
When I go to Storage Manager, it's shown as part of C: partition, as you can see on image.

Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:

And, when I try to change it's drive letters and paths, it pops this error:


I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).

Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?

Few notes:
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.

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A: Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,

Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.

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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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I accidently deleted :

- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition

when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.

now i only have :

- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)

when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)

A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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Hello, I've been wanted to reformat my computer for a while now. So today I deleted my OS's partition, but then I came up with an error saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." I backed up everything on another partition. But now I can't even access it because I have no OS. I can delete the hard drive clean and install a new windows through there, but that would mean losing all of my data. Is there any way I can boot my computer to recover those files? This is on an ASUS n56, laptop.

Thank you for reading!

A:Deleted my OS partition, but have info on another partition..

What is the exact error message? " windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." doesn't quite describe the exact problem you are having. Kindly post the full error message, we need the specifics.

What version of Windows do you intend to install? Seven | 8 | 8.1 (32-bit | 64-bit).

How did you delete the OS partition (Windows media or other utility?).

Did you perform any other partition operations other than just deleting the partition? For example, converting from GPT to MBR disk or vice versa, creating new partitions, etc?

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I put 7100 on a second partition on my p.c. so I could test it out since I have had to revert to 7000 paritition on this machine on all builds after 7022 due to internet loss bug. However I have solved the problem and am now ready to move the second partition over onto the first one, which I have done before with Win7 since it has a hidden partition with its boot manager and so it doesn't rely on C: drive to boot.

Normally I would use Disk Management to delete the first partiition, then use Partition Magic Pro 9 to move the second partition over onto the first one's free space. It has worked several times so far, but the problem is that I am not sure I want to have as a long-term main partition one which is labeled "F." Is this going to be a problem somewhere down the line? I cannot find a way to change the drive letter on a primary system partition like this to letter "C" which is now available. Any suggestions or do I just need to clean install?

A:Moving 2nd partition onto deleted 1st partition?

No problems will occur. You can change the drive letters by accessing Disk Management, right clicking on the "F" partition, and pressing "Change Drive Letter and Paths". If there is no "C" drive present or "C" has not already been assigned, then it should work.

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

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

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Ok, I cloned my Drive (C) which is Windows 7 to Drive (D) because I want to dual boot Vista on this computer, and the Vista disk will only install on Drive (C)

When I cloned my Windows 7 to Drive (D), it acts like its still working with Drive (C)... Anytime I make a change, such as deleting a file from the downloads list, it will delete it on the Windows 7 on the other partition.

Example, I'm running the cloned version (D), and when I delete one file, the same file on Drive (C), which is the source of the clone, gets deleted as well.

BUT, If I'm running the Source Windows 7, (C), and I delete a file, it won't delete in on the Cloned version of Windows until I boot to it.

A:Cloned Partition has a Problem with source partition

did you need to open another thread?

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** please help

File always locked (reproducible) by [unknown] process after cut and paste from C drive [HDD] to F drive [HDD] 2 separate partitions on the same HDD

-The unknown process appears to be explorer :(

-I don?t know why this started and never seen the problem before

-It affects all files and folders - any thing cut and pasted ends up locked at both the source (on C drive ~36GB) and the target (on F drive ~ 29GB)

-After a reboot the file is unlocked on the F drive and is gone from the C drive

-Copy and paste works normally (no locking occurs)

-My current work around involves copying from C to F and then deleting on C (which is so annoying) but at least it works

-both partitions are NTFS
-computer uses ?simple? security and sharing ? e.g. not a member of a NT Domain
-indexing is enabled for both Partitions
-compression is disabled for both partitions
-event log has not entry relating to this problem (at least that I can find)

** please help

OS is Windows XP version 2002 spk 2

- If the OS produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote

- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program?
no - not yet
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program?
no - not yet
- Run a scan with an updated root kit detection program? (This only for Windows NT, W2K and newer!)
no - not yet
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I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 laptop..some couple of month usage i completely remove my hard drive and change the windows 8 to windows 7..when i use windows 7 i realize windows 8 is much better then windows 7 so again i clean install of windows 8. i boot drive in PXE UEFI Only Mode.​Some reserved partition created also 300MB Healthy Recovery Partition is Created.when i install a Samsung Recovery Solution Software it Says "Recovery Partition Does Not Exist"..What do i do.also when i refresh Pc it gives me Error "The Drive is Locked Where the Windows Installed"​ I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was...

Can any one Please Help me...

A:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was



If you did not make the factory recovery discs during the initial setup of you laptop, your only recourse at this time is to order them from the manufacturer. You have no other options available at this time to recover your laptop to "factory status."

Good luck,

my2cents

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

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New Laptop - I successfully resized, partition 600gb to 500gb --- 100gb unallocated space as i thought i will dual boot (8 MONTHS Ago)
Decided dont want to - Want to know EXTEND unallocated space - But CANT

I easily shrinked it but cant extend it

When right clicking the "extend" is faded out and i cant click it.

No luck with Esus partion manager

Please help thank you very much

A:Partition Problem :( - Cant Extend partition

In order to extend it, the 100GB has to be adjacent to the C: Drive, You have 350MB Recovery partition in between them.

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ive deleted my EFI partition on my 1tb Samsung external hdd and now it dosent seem to be recognised as usb 3.0,

if i plug it into my usb 3.0 the little blue light flashes a few times and then goes off, i cant see it in with my hard drives and it isnt showing in disk management,

if i plug it into usb 2.0 it shows up and works fine and it was working fine with usb 3.0 until i deleted the EFI

is there a way to put the efi partition back on?

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OK I SOME HOW DELETED MY RECOVERY PITITION I HAVE AN ACER EXTENSA 4420 THATS NOT THE PROBLEM .
THE ISSUE LIES IN THE FACT THAT I DIDNT OR DONT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE PIONT
AND I KEEP GETTING SENT BACK TO THE RESTORE ,RECOVERY WINDOW
IM NOT SLOW AT ALL WHEN IT COME TO COMPUTERS BUT I NEED A HAND ON THIS ONE
 

A:Deleted partition d !!!!

If you deleted the recovery partition without ever making recovery discs or you lost them, you may be able to purchase recovery discs by first going to this page on the Acer support web site:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
 

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I'm just going to lay the story out from the beginning and build up to my current status of the problem.

I had a working desktop pc with a single hard drive (200GB) that had 2 partitions. I had my main partition that had literally everything on it. And a 2nd partition labeled "hp_recovery."(@ 10gb) In the past I had formatted and reinstalled no problem and for some reason every time I did a new install that recovery would carry over and I know what it's there for but I got tired of losing 10 gigs for nothing since I have my own install cd. So one day I just got impulsive and decided I was going to just delete that recovery partition and merge the empty space into my main partition and just have 1 big one. Well I deleted it using partition magic or a similar program and got rid of it pretty easy, BUT thinking it would just be so smooth after restart my system would not boot and just hanged at a blank black screen after power on. So I tried to fix the MBR and try to get a boot out of my main partition but had no luck. Not wanting to create a new partition out of the 10gig and install xp just to recover my files and burn to cds I decided to try to recover the lost partition and undo all changes I made and just deal with the extra partition on my pc until I could find a better solution.

I looked up software on my other pc and tried many different data recovery programs such as, Partition Table Doctor, Parted Magic, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. These are ... Read more

A:Deleted partition

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Hey guys, have a client with a WinXP workstation. They showed up one morning to find this one un-bootable. I've diagnosed it to the point where I can recover the partition but wanted to bounce it off you guys real quick to see if you think I should look for a CMOS virus or..?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Should have mentioned, I've got the IDE drive plugged into my laptop via a USB adapter cable right now. The workstation itself if sitting on the desk powerless and cracked open.

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Hello. I have an Acer laptop that had Windows 8 on it. We took the free upgrade to get to Windows 10 and tried it for a few months. Now I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it. I put the disc in the drive and booted. I deleted all partitions except for the data partition that has our movies and music on it. It tells me that Windows can't be installed on this because it is a GPT type. It appears that while the installer is running, when you delete partitions it happens immediately. I thought that it would allow me to cancel because I didn't commit the changes, but I was wrong. I can't format the entire drive because we have important documents on there. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? We prefer 7, but I have a feeling I need to reinstall 10 first, and then back up the data to an external drive, and then wipe the whole drive to install 7.

A:Deleted OS Partition and Need Help

I also have a copy of Fedora and SuSE. Perhaps there is a way I can Live Boot and transfer the files to an external hard drive?

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Hi, I bought a msi GT627 about a year ago and when it got here, I noticed it had 3 partitions. 1 with windows vista on it. 1 with the OS installed (C and 1 was just a data drive (D

My C: drive only had 50 gb total on it. Yeah it finally filled up. My D: had 250 gb of space on it. I decided I just wanted 2 drives. One with the windows disk on it and the other with the OS which is (C I deleted the entire D: drive and then I extended my c: drive to total around 295 gb.

I reinstalled windows Vista onto the new C: drive and now every time when windows boots up to the desktop. I get a small DOS window ( C:windows/system32/cmd.exe) and then approximately 30 seconds later, windows shuts down. I cannot figure out what to do here. I thought maybe I shouldnt have deleted the D: drive but in my mind it was just a storage drive. I tried to make a new D: just smaller but it didnt fix the problem. If I go into safe mode, it runs fine but I obviously cannot update things because of safe mode limitations. Any help at all would be much appreciated..

A:I deleted a partition pls help!

Welcome
I would do a clean install. It seems that you are not installed correctly. Be sure to follow the format procedue given in this tutorial
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

If you have the full version
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

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Hey guys,

So this is my problem:

I have a 500GB Maxtor Hard disk, and I went to install windows xp, but during the installation i saw that it was split into different partitions. I have no idea why but i deleted one of them. Now i think the entire hard disk is screwed up. When i connected it to my laptop using a SATA docking station, under disk management it gives me my C drive which is disk 0 and it gives me the Maxtor hard disk which is disk 1. But disk 1 is split into 100mb, 60Gb and 405.66 GB with the 405.66 being unallocated. What should i do to make it 1 500GB harddisk.

Pls Helpp!!!
 

A:Please help with deleted partition

Assuming the disk does not contain an operating system, or any personal data you need, just remove the partitions, so the whole disk is unallocated, then create a simple partition the entire size of the disk e.g. 465GB in size.
 

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I'm not sure if this goes here, but I deleted a partition on a slave hard drive and then I created a new partition over it. But I haven't formatted it. Now I just found out that there was data on that partition that I really need but I don't know how to get it back if I have a partition over it now that isn't formatted. Help!
 

A:Deleted Partition

Try using data recovery software. You will likely need to use "scan" mode, which will read all of the sectors of the HDD (and will take awhile). I've had decent luck with EaseUS.
 

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:Need help with a deleted PARTITION.

Hi welcome to TSG

you'd be better posting this in either the hardware forum or software forum?
 

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Hey guys,
Today i was buying some used drives from a guy and the PC we were using to test the drives from had my main windows 7 install on it,,, being in a rush at the end testing the last drive he sold me i accidentally deleted the partition on my main drive,, i DID NOT format it,, im wondering if there is a way i can restore that partition and have it boot up again???
If so whats the best way to do it? is there a tutorial here on the site for this? i havent had a chance to check yet but will start a full search after i post this and hope that maybe someone will reply and or if i find what i need then i will just come back here and delete this post or update it as solved
Thanks

A:Deleted Partition

The free MiniTool Partition Wizard may be able to help.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

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I own a Dell Studio 1555 laptop having Vista 32-bit. But it was giving problems so i wanted to install Windows XP, so when I inserted the disc, after loading all the drivers it showed a blue screen. I tried several times but same error was coming. I was having a DOS disc, with that i deleted the partitions coz i was thinking the recovery drive was not allowing me to install XP. But now neither i can create a partition nor i can install any OS. Please suggest what to do ?

Moreover is there any chance of warranty being void since i bought it just 4 months back ?

A:Partition Deleted

Hello Ayan007, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you didn't create the "Recovery Disks" before you deleted the "Recovery Partition" then you may have done away with the only way to recover your PC if ever you have any issues that require you to do a "Factory Recovery"; if it was the "D: Recovery" partition it's probably not big enough to install an OS on, how big is it?

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installed linux on my hp mini 1010nr and erased the little partition that had sp 3 behind it. i bought an external drive to reinstall my win xp os but it says it can't install because it needs sp3, how do i fix this.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Memory: 2gigs
Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive
 

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit 350gb 4gb ram 2.2 ghz
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:deleted partition & OPS need help

Hello tazloccsta and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you used HP Disk Sanitizer. As you probably know, this is a utility that can securely erase all data from a hard drive.

HP ProtectTools - keep data, networks and communications protected from threats

Ordinarily I'd suggest you try to return your computer to a previous condition by using a restore point from a date/time prior to using Disk Sanitizer. But I'm not at all confident this would work. It would be way too easy for an unauthorized person to gain access to your computer and "undelete" the data you thought had been securely deleted. But you can give it a try.

System Restore

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that may help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you might want to skip directly to a repair install. It will try to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. It would probably take less than an hour and if it works, you'd just have to reinstall Windows Updates.

Repair Install

You could also use this opportunity to do a clean reinstall and eliminate the HP bloatware and useless factory installed utilities that just slow down a machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I accidentally Deleted a partition how can i get it back?
Thanks
 

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

A:recovery partition deleted

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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On my laptop I have, in common with many others, a 11 Gb pertition, that could be used to restore the laptop to its original state. It is very unlikely that I would ever want to do so, as I have since installed Vista x64 from a retail copy.

Is it possible to delete this partition and extend C: into that space?

What would be the pitfalls , if any?

A:Manufacturer Partition, can it be deleted?

Hello bgowers,

The only bad effect this would have is that you no longer have the backup.

You can delete it from Disk Management.

~Lordbob

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My Windows 7 partition deleted itself on my Dual Boot, I restarted the PC and then I got the "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" error, so then I booted in Vista to see what the problem was, in disk Management the partition was no longer named and was 70GB of free space . What could of caused this? I am now re installing windows and do not want to fall victim to this again.

A:Windows 7 Partition deleted itself.

A partition can not delete it's self only by user error or Partition table problem. A non partition disk space would not have "Free Space" it would be Unallocated Space. Please take a snap shot of Disk Manager and post the screen shot here.

Partition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have a Dell AMD athlon XP 3000+ which the previous owner had partitioned the HD for the DVD player. I followed the instructions to delete the partition for windows XP and now my computer won't start up. It won't let me start up normally or in last known config. In safe mode a get a list of disk/partition with a bunch of start up files. How can I fix this?
 

A:Deleted partition now won't start up

How were the partitions configured, then and now? Is the recovery partition still present with the Windows installation files that substitute for the CD? Do you have an XP CD?

How did you delete the partition?

Any changes to laptop partitions often destroys the manufacturer's MBR.
 

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HP/Compaq 6910p laptop running on Win XP Home. I'm a rookie and not very computer savvy, but I'll try and give a little history? I know I shouldn't have messed around with this.

I was infected with the Alureon virus according to MSE in boot something or another (I can't remember, and I know I should have wrote it down). But MSE couldn't remove it and I was tired of every time MSE notifying me of the virus right after restart. After reading online about Avast doing boot-time scans I decided uninstall MSE to try Avast, but no luck after several attempts. Then tried malwarebytes, but didn't even find anything. So, I read online in the link below and that's where I really screwed up. I deleted the 2mb partition like it said and then my computer wouldn't boot after restart.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_scanning/how-to-remove-trojandosalureone/1791a068-a6ec-43be-aa66-9968f01cfa16

Originally the laptop had Win Vista Business, but went to Win XP Pro, and then Win XP Home. I have the Win XP Upgrade disk I used to do the last install, but it's not working in stall or "R" mode. It says it can't find the hard drive and I also attached a picture. Then I tried my buddy's Dell "Re-installation DVD Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit and says I have 2 partitions. See attached for pictures. I'm not sure what to do at this point? Any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated. I don... Read more

A:*Please Help!* I Believe I Deleted the Boot Partition?

The Windows Upgrade Disk I believe does not have the recovery options on it.

However, I will report this to the people who deal with unbootables to provide you with some assistance.

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I used EASEUS Partition Master to delete an OEM partition which was a system recovery partition from the original Windows XP install.

I then expanded C to fill the complete drive as it is only 80GB. Those two actions ran as 1 job.

Now the system will not boot.

I tried some tips from this forum, including using the Recovery menu from the Win 7 disk, but it has not helped at all.

The disk is now listed as Disk 0 Partition 1. It has no drive letter.

If I let the Win 7 install disk run up to the part where you select the install disk it says, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition was reserved by the computer's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)".

I do not understand why it says that is the OEM partition, as I told EASEUS to delete the OEM partition and then expand C to fill the disk. Surely it should be the C drive now.

Have I totally screwed it up?

Is there any way I can recover my C drive and my Windows 7 install?

A:Deleted OEM Partition and now cannot boot

If you can boot in safe mode and get to system restore, that will probably work.


If not this should work, too

System Repair Disc - Create

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Hi-

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

Thanks

Koetsu13
 

A:recover a deleted partition?

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Ok, to start out, I know I am an idiot...I am a little too advanced a user to do something like this.

Anyway, I have a 70 G IDE hard drive that originally had no partitions, loaded with XP. My buddy helped me to make a new partition (with Partition Magic) to re-install a new copy of XP as the old one was running pretty slow and had a bunch of crap on there.

So then I had a dual boot system, and everything was grand. Then, after I yanked all the stuff I wanted off the original installation of XP, which was drive c:, I deleted it (Partition Magic again). My buddy had told me to re-format it, not delete it.

Of course, that was the only active partition and the other copy was bootstrapped, so now I cannot load windows. Get a message saying please insert boot media.

I tried to use the XP disc, but when I try to install it on the c: partition it says there is no XP-compatible partition. I can use it to make and delete partitions, but they are listed as 'raw' and cannot be used to install windows on. XP setup tells me to go back and create an XP-compatible partition, but it seems I cannot, just can create these 'raw' partitions.

The partition that the new install of windows is on is there, but I don't think I can do anything with that, as I do not want to lose any data, so re-formatting is out of the question.

I am not sure whether I can use the XP disc to repair the new installation, I will play around with it a bit more when I can.

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A:Deleted active partition :eek:

If I have understood your problem correctly, you need to reinstall XP. Insert the installation media and go through the process till you are presented with a screen where you need to choose where you need to install XP. There should be a unformatted free space. Choose that to install your XP. If there is no C drive present, Windows will assign this free space as Drive C:.
 

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So heres the deal. I deleted the Ubuntu 10.04 partition in windows computer management/disk management. Then i shut down the computer, upon booting up i was greeted with an grub error and unable to boot into windows. I used super grub disk, now windows boots up fine now. I'm left with this now, three other partitions and a 218gb of free space. How can i allocate my free space (218gb) to my C: drive? I right click my C: drive but the extend volume is grayed out. Only the Shrink volume is selectable.

A:Deleted Ubuntu 10.04 partition

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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Well I made a 5gb partition on my hard drive for linux recently. Today I realized it was useless, and I wanted to delete it. So being new to this stuff I thought it would be alright to just delete the partition and reformat it. I restart my computer and the grub loading message still comes up but gives me an error. This is what it says:

GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17

Any way to fix this? I think I can still boot into some live cd's for linux if necessary. Also, I am running windows xp with SP2 and had Freespire Linux.

It won't let me boot into windows or linux and all I can do is get into my bios or boot off a live cd.

Thanks for reading this!

EDIT: I think I should add I don't have a windows disc. Dell never sent one with my computer...

A:Deleted Linux Partition

You need your XP disk and boot to the recovery console and run fixmbrMarkhttp://www.microsoft.com

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Hi Guys,

I have two HDs, 80 Gig primary and 120 gig secondary. I had win xp installed and running off the 80 gig and I backed up all my files onto the 120 gig. I then decided to format the 80 gig drive

I used a win 98 boot disk and formatted the 80 gig hd. then I started the win xp cd and it asked which partition I would like to choose. I chose the partitioned 120 gig drive not realizing what I had done. I confirmed the partition removal and then realized what I did. So I start flipping out and I restart my comp

I looked for my files and 120 gig drive but it was gone. I'm really going crazy. So I researched a little and I have two utilities on disk (mbrwork and testdisk) I started to run mbrwork and it has been searching for recoverable partitions for the past 2 hours. I don't know what to do and I really need the files on the 120 gig HD. I didn't install windows and I haven't done anything other than run the utility. Can someone please help me. I don't know what I'll do if I can't get my files back.

Thanks
-Rob
 

A:recover deleted partition please HELP!

Rob, There are utilities that can rebuild a File Allocation Table. I have never used one but I understand that they work by installing the hosed drive as a slave to another bootable drive and running the software from the boot drive to fix the slave.

I can't tell you any names but a Google search should get you plenty of hits.

Good luck. There is hope.

>>I checked with one of my favorite software producers, Acronis, and found this. If it works like the other software I use from them, it'll be all you need.
 

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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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During a recent reinstall of Windows XP I forgot to remove my SD card from the computer and during the XP setup I deleted the SD card partition by mistake (I had multiple partitions and was merging them all in to one). Anyways, all the recovery programs that I have found work for the image files on the SD disk but I need to recover a rar file on that disk that contains multiple important files. Are there any programs out there that will do this? I prefer free programs but ones that require it to be bought is fine I guess. I just really need this rar file off of the disk.

Thanks for the help in advance,
Adam.
 

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adamone said:

During a recent reinstall of Windows XP I forgot to remove my SD card from the computer and during the XP setup I deleted the SD card partition by mistake (I had multiple partitions and was merging them all in to one). Anyways, all the recovery programs that I have found work for the image files on the SD disk but I need to recover a rar file on that disk that contains multiple important files. Are there any programs out there that will do this? I prefer free programs but ones that require it to be bought is fine I guess. I just really need this rar file off of the disk.

Thanks for the help in advance,
Adam.Click to expand...

Perhaps you have tried free evaluation of Search and Recover?
 

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Hey guys,

I'm kind of new here, so please bear with me. Thanks!

So my problem is this- I accidentally deleted the partition that runs on my mp3 player that I use as a portable harddrive when I reinstalled windows xp on one of my computers. Is there any way to recover this partition and keep all of the files that were on it intact? I have not written any new data to the drive. I haven't even written a new partition yet.

If there is any additional information u need to know, please let me know.

Thanks for all your help!
 

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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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accidentally i delete my efi partition. now i cannot boot up to windows 8
any advice what should i do?
sorry before

A:EFI / UEFI partition Deleted

Found this , talks about protecting and recovering a UEFI partition...it's not a simple process unfortunately...

Protecting and Recovering a UEFI System

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I have a hard drive that I keep my software on. I deleted the partition on accident and would like to recover it without having to reformat. I really don't feel like installing all my software again. Would a system restore fix this problem?
 

A:Deleted the partition on a harddrive

No.

You may be able to recover the partition with:

Free:

Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
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
Nucleus Kernel Recovery for NTFS
But you better be prepared for the worst. You will probably need to restore your backup.
 

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Hi everybody.
I'm afraid I did something stupid. I have 2 HD: the master with Win98 (with 3 units C,E,F FAT32) and the slave with WinXP (unit D, NFTS). I wanted to replace Win98 with Linux, keeping the dual boot possibility.
Before installing linux as second OS, I wanted to merge the three partitions on the master disk with partition magic. It gave me error #2003 (?) and at startup winXP could not find any units on that hard disk. So I decided to delete all the partition on that hard drive (NOT on the one containing the XP and my data) and create a new one.
Result: winXP did not start up. I tried with the XP cd recovery tool and run fixboot.
Result: I have the message that the file windows\sytem32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt.
I tried to expand it from the xp cd but I got again the same message, so I put back the previous hal.dll file.
The data on the secondary drive are all there but I cannot start up.

Can you help me?
Cheers
 

A:deleted partition - hal.dll missing

Is anybody there?
 

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i have laptop sony vaio vgn cs 320j ...
i had installed windows 7 ultimaye 64 earlier...
but i have already formatted that one..now no os on pc..
i also deleted by mistakes syaytem partition..
i dont have driver cd..

what to do???

driver are there on sony website...but which one to download i dont know for booting my windows???

at present my pc on non-bootable mode..

Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Support

please help....

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Hello swap2511 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also delete the hidden recovery partition installed at the factory by Sony? If it's still on the hard drive you can restore your computer to factory specs. This recovery guide should be fairly close for your model Vaio computer.

https://www.docs.sony.com/Release/VG...overyguide.pdf

You might also be able to recover the deleted partitions with a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

Or you might consider doing a clean reinstall of the operating system and removing all factory bloatware. If you need an installation DVD step 1 explains how to get a free, legal copy. You would download and save the ISO file for your version of Windows 7 (perhaps to the desktop) and then burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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