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Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

Q: Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

My new notebook, running Windows 7, crashed 90 minutes after first boot and created a recovery partition. (Affects C:\ drive only. No programs or drivers were being installed. Starts up OK & is functional).

Restore points are now unavailable from the time before partition was created. When a system restore cannot be performed, will system remain unaffected if I do nothing to the recovery partition?

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Preferred Solution: Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

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A: Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

A recovery partition is normally created by the computer manufacturer during the manufacturing process. It's about 10 - 15GB in size and on a hidden partition of the C: drive. Its purpose is to allow the user to return the computer to factory specifications, just like the day you bought it. I've not heard of a recovery partition being created as the result of a crash. It would help if you could post a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management window.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If your computer was on for just "90 minutes after first boot" before crashing, was this the computer's very first startup after bring it home from the store? When you would normally be configuring a new machine with your user preferences, setting the language, etc? Or do you mean it was the first startup of the day? A crash could cause many different problems and that could be the reason you have no restore points. It's also possible something may have turned system protection off before the crash occured which could have left the computer without any restore points.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.

A:Is it possible to repair Windows XP with no cd,recovery partition,or restore points?

Hi Muttbob,

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Originally Posted by muttbob


I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.




I'm afraid that if you haven't got the installation disc you can't do a recovery.

Pilot.

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I need help please. I do not have XP CD, the D:recovery partition exists but I know it has not worked in the past. Here is the problem and what I have done so far:

I was running Windows XP Media center on my very old laptop (newer hard drive) when it went dead. When I turned it on, it came to HP logo and continued to cycle to little flashing cursor and back to HP logo refusing to boot. Going through boot options etc. did not help. Doing F8 did bring the screen to boot options of safe mode etc. but clicking any of them brought me back to the same problem.

I booted the computer with UBCD4WIN. It showed C: but had 0 bytes used and 0 empty. In "my computer" C: shows but no bytes. I do show D: recovery partition present but it has never worked, in the past either. Same thing showed in the partition table as well. Therefore the C: contents cannot even be read. Checking the c: by using various disk utilities in UBCD did not help because it said "file is corrupt or unreadable".

Following other advice in a forum, I ran CHKDSK /f on C: It deleted/ repaired many sectors and registeries etc. and process continued all night.

After that my computer would boot to a message "c:\windows\system32\system is corrupt or missing. press r to repair. Since I do not have XP CD I could not do that.

Booting from UBCD now shows the C: with the correct 63 GB used and 8GB empty. I can now open the contents of this drive. However I still cannot repair it. I tried the UBCD r... Read more

A:Corrupt XP, no XP CD, no restore points, no recovery partition. How to fix? UBCD?

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I need help please. I do not have XP CD, the D:recovery partition exists but I know it has not worked in the past. Here is the problem and what I have done so far:

I was running Windows XP Media center on my very old laptop (newer hard drive) when it went dead. When I turned it on, it came to HP logo and continued to cycle to little flashing cursor and back to HP logo refusing to boot. Going through boot options etc. did not help. Doing F8 did bring the screen to boot options of safe mode etc. but clicking any of them brought me back to the same problem.

I booted the computer with UBCD4WIN. It showed C: but had 0 bytes used and 0 empty. In "my computer" C: shows but no bytes. I do show D: recovery partition present but it has never worked, in the past either. Same thing showed in the partition table as well. Therefore the C: contents cannot even be read. Checking the c: by using various disk utilities in UBCD did not help because it said "file is corrupt or unreadable".

Following other advice in this forum, I ran CHKDSK /f on C: It deleted/ repaired many sectors and registeries etc. and process continued all night.

After that my computer would boot to a message "c:\windows\system32\system is corrupt or missing. press r to repair. Since I do not have XP CD I could not do that.

Booting from UBCD now shows the C: with the correct 63 GB used and 8GB empty. I can now open the contents of this drive. However I still cannot repair it. I tried the UB... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Corrupted XP, no restore points, no recovery partition, how to fix? UBCD?

The only other option I can think of to try is: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option - by Fred Langa

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Hello,

I have done a good bit of searching around the internet about system protection monitoring on recovery partitions.

It seems that by default system protection was turned on for the recovery partition of my laptop and many restore points have been saved to the recovery partition. I only realised when I was defragging my system hard drive that I noticed my recovery partition was 2% fragmented, which is odd seeing as it is never meant to be edited. I have never seen it fragmented previously. Since noticing this I turned off system protection for the recovery partition and removed the restore points from the system protection menu. I am assuming that the 2% fragmentation as caused by the saving of restore points to the recovery partition.

My question is that is the act of saving system restore points to the recovery partition going to cause any damage to the recovery partition itself or its functioning? Also if it is possible, would there be any advantage of defragging the recovery partition?

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!

Ed

A:System restore points saved to recovery partition, possible damage?

The only way that system recovery points would be on the recovery drive is if the drive was used for other purposes. Windows will not do this otherwise. Your policy towards the recovery partition should be a strict hands off. No modifications of it in any way. certainly not a defrag.

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System restore on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
The following are the figures relating to System Restore;
Used Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy storage space 3 GB
Every time I try to increase the allocation the Maximum storage space increases but not
the allocation, and I get a message saying
Successfully resized the Shadow Copy storage association.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Automatic Restore Points No Longer Being Created In System Restore On Vista Laptop

I find this often happens when there are disk read errors. Try doing a chkdsk /r then retry creating a restore point.

Check Disk - chkdsk

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1. Computer: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit, 298 GB HD

I used this laptop to get access to internet to repair my home computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit). First I messed permissions on home computer and then also on this laptop. Windows installer didn't work on any of them. I managed to repair it on Windows 7 Ultimate with gpedit.msc and installer was fine. However, permissions still weren't. So I gave a try subinacl.msi and reset.bat. It did repair some but not all of the permissions to default. I therefore decided to do a system restore. It took for over two hours and then came up with 'not enough disk space'. I decided to do it again, however, this time a message 'no system restore points have been created' appeared. I knew there are system restore points as I had seen them two hours back. I thought it was something with permissions. So I took ownership of SVI, giving SYSTEM and Administrators full control. I also checked HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Reliability.

I also started and set to automatic the following services:
Windows Event Log
Windows Volume Shadow Copy

The right drive was selected for the restore point.

Is there any thing/service I missed?

SVI is set to 'read only for the content' and I have selected the right hard drive to make system restore on. The selected one is C:\ with OS on it and the other one is F:\ which has system protection off. Is that ok?

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A:System Restore enabled but no restore points created

Help anyone?

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I have 55.8 GB on my hard drive and 6.72 GB left to use. System restore hasnt been working for awhile now I've tried turning it off and turning it back on after a reboot and nothing happens. I've created manual points but none show up in the checkpoint calander. There are zero points in the checkpoint calander and none are being created. I have enough space for system restore to be running right? whats wrong here?

thanks in advance
 

A:No System Restore points/none being created

Hi,

There are several reasons this may occur. Let's take a look at Event Viewer for any System Restore logs that may have been created recently that may help us diagnosing the problem.

Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
Click on System in the left pane.
Click the gray title “Source” at the top of the source name column in the right pane to sort by source name, look for "sr" and "srservice".
Double click on each of these events, then click on the button below the two arrows in the upper right corner. This will copy the event information to the clipboard. Paste the information for each of the two event here. There’s no need to post duplicate Event ID’s.

How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore logs?
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#EventViewer

Here are some more links for troubleshooting System Restore.

System Restore Failures to restore:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
 

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I may have had some malware in the past, I got rid of it (or I am pretty sure I did).
 
It was worked on in this thread:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578320/system-seems-slow-i-got-rid-of-some-stuff-but-i-want-someone-else-to-verify/page-2
 
This is a windows 7 x64 Dell system.
 
I thought system restore was making regular restore points after the procedures I did then.
On looking today, I got a message that no restore points had been created.
 
So I created a couple manually.
They declared success. 
 
They seem to be there. The two that I just created are on the list.
 
But I should have many of them. I check the box "show more restore point" but no more appear.
 
So the automatic system restore point creation in system protection is not working.
 
What can I do to get the system protection to be actually working?
 
Well, this is interesting. I have two drives at the moment, my system drive had no space allocated.  So I just allocated 13% to system protection. 250 gb.
The system drive is also second on the list, but I don't know if that is significant.
 
I just looked at the two restore points I created, they both reference my external drive, not my system drive, which is the one that is important.
I just created a manual restore point on that drive. I said success.
I will have to check to see if restore points are being created automatically and post back.

A:System restore has not created any restore points

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Run this tool.The first command is to create a restore point. Post the log for my review.Temporarily disable your AV program so it does not interfere.Info on how to disable your security applications How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides.Download Zeok tool from hereWhen the download appears, save to the Desktop.On the Desktop, right-click the Zoek.exe file and select: Run as Administrator(Give it a few seconds to appear.)Next, copy/paste the entire script inside the code box below to the input field of Zoek:
createsrpoint;
autoclean;
emptyalltemp;
Now...Close any open Browsers.Click the Run script button, and wait. It takes a few minutes to run all the script.When the tool finishes, the zoek-results.log is opened in Notepad.The log is also found on the systemdrive, normally C:\If a reboot is needed, the log is opened after the reboot.Please attach the zoek-results.log in your reply.Also, please provide an update on how the computer is behaving after running the above script.

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Having turned on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I found my user accounts to be missing and was left with an Administrator account. It seems that the system has reverted to a very old restore point. I have tried using the restore points (recent ones are displayed, but I get the 0x80070057 error). My data seems to be intact.

I have Windows and all programs stored on an internal SSD-drive and the data on an internal harddrive. I also have a recent Acronis image on a NAS. I am hoping there might be a way to solve the problem without using the image.

I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but the restore points are still not functioning.

Thank you

EDIT: I remembered that I had used a new USB-stick which would not eject correctly, before turning off the computer. I tried reinserting the USB-stick before restarting the system and... everything went back to normal.

This is great, but even though I am now able to eject the USB-stick correctly, the problem comes back when I restart without the USB-stick.

A:User accounts missing, restore points unavailable 0x80070057

Instead of messing with this, just restore the Acronis image. Just make sure you save any data that was created/updated after the image was made.

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Hello Everyone - it's been a while since I posted here, so I apologize for any errors I may make.

I have a Dell Inspiron Core I5 Windows 7 SP1 PC with Norton internet security.

My question is: what are the rules that govern when the system will make automatic restore points. I've read several threads here, and there seems to be multiple opinions, from "every 7 days", when volume shadow copy is started, when task scheduler has proper triggers and no conflicting conditions.

My PC wasn't creating restore points automatically. I tried changing the Volume shadow copy to automatic. I added a new task under SR to start at 3:30 PM (as a test), I checked the box to wake computer for this task. The system created two restore points hours apart once, but none since then.

I've attached screen shots showing all my settings, including one that seems to indicate the task did run, but no restore point can be seen for that time. NIS did show the system at an idle state at the time the tasks should have ran.

So to sum it up, do I have my settings incorrect? Is there a glitch in my system? How often should SR create automatic restore points (aside from program updates)?

SR has bailed me out a few times and is quicker than restoring from a system image which I do periodically, along with a separate file backup.

Any suggestions, help, explanations, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:System restore points not being automatically created

Is System Protection turned on?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

As far as how often Windows 7 creates restore points, Microsoft says: "Restore points are created automatically every week, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver."

System Restore - Microsoft Windows (see FAQs at bottom of page > How does system restore work.)

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I have my Task Scheduler set to create automatic Windows restore points every other day. According to the history log, they are created.

However, they are created under the user "System" and not my account or "Administrators." So, I couldn't access a recent restore point, which I might need to make things run the way I want. I'm having Windows create the restore points so I can access them!

However, it won't create them under my account because I don't have or want a password "Blank passwords are not allowed." I don't want a hassle on startup and God forbid I'd forget the password, so I won't create them. Does that mean that I'm wasting time having SR create the restore points that I think are important for me, and that I might need right now to get my system to run really as it should? Is there a way for me to get those restore points such that I can access them with no password?

A:I cannot access automatic restore points (I think they're created)

You do not need a password to create a system restore point. I just tried it. I have a test laptop with 10 Pro that the user account does not have a password associated with the account or to login.
Go to Start/Search and type System Restore, choose Create a System Restore point.
Also, be aware that everytime you install a software program, Windows automatically creates a Restore Point. If you haven't made any changes to your computer, (ie) installed software etc, there is no need to create a System Restore Point. Also,Remember, that any personal files, like documents, music, pictures, Emails etc do not get backed up when creating a System Restore point.

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I have used System Restore in Windows 7 to automatically create restore points, but not so in Windows 8 or 8.1. I configured TASKSCHD.MSC for a restore point to be created at 11 pm weekly, but not dice. I just changed the time to create a SR point daily at 7:15 AM to see if a SR point would be created. In Control Panel, there is not record of the SR point, but Task Scheduler says the 7:15 point was completed successfully. However, I can't find it in Control Panel.
Any advice on what to do from here?
Thank you very much.
Doug57

A:Auto System Restore points not created

When creating a restore point, windows checks the last one. If there has been no system change since the last point it doesn't create a new one to save disk space (since the new one would be an exact copy of the last one)

Check the event viewer (control panel > administrative tools ) to see what it says exactly happened when doing the automatic restore point. If there's an entry with "Skipping creation of restore point as there is a restore point avaliable which is recent enough for System Restore." then what I said above might be the problem.

That said adding triggers to the automatic system restore might help you. Go to Task Scheduler (run as administrator) > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > System Restore > SR > Right Click > Properties > Triggers Tab > New > begin the task : on a schedule Daily.. at (whatever time you want).
Then another New > begin the task : at startup

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Installed windows 8, had windows 7 previously so i never partitioned or anything just a fresh install. Had my 'windows.old' which was a previous session of windows 7 with my important documents, pics, music, vids. I've ran successful for 3-4 days no problems at all, i've even shutdown properly many times (figured it will make restore points) anyways today while moving from windows.old to my current Windows and Users folder. I was installing RocketUSB to try and get this USB Microphone to work. In the process i guess i forgot to check off something but Optimizer Pro really messed up my rigg.My whole desktop full of items, music documents,, video, and picture folder deleted. Some programs just vanished. Everything in my 'windows.old' is almost non existent. There is no documents just a lot of empty folders there and everything i freshly moved from windows.old to my current is ALL gone. I currently have zero existent document, from my old and new to what I've created thus far.

I attempted to use system restore, but there is absolutely no restore points. I tried restoring my recycling bin but there was no old documents there. I looked up a few tutorials, programs and dis-checks to currently see if there was other issues besides Optimizer Pro. Well i never figured i'd be back in a forums but i really need help. I have no solution at the moment but will be running Recuva overnight and restoring what i can (first time Recuva user) So i do not know what to expect after this.Was wond... Read more

A:W8 Recovery/Restoration. No previous created points URGENT

Never rely on windows.old to retrieve you personal data, you should ideally back up your data to an external drive especially when upgrading your system.

System restore points are created as needed determined by the type of update you install automatically. If you do not have any then none were created, see this:
Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows

Suggest you do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8

Your programs will have to be reinstalled but your data should remain intact, back up the data anyways before proceeding.

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Hi,
It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System Restore
on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

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Hi,

I need help here. For some funny reasons, the restore points created tend to get delted when I boot up my laptop the next day. How do I ensure that my restire points remain. I checked my drive and it still says 7 GB free.

Also, is it possible to auto create the restire point but store them in a different partition on the samd drive?

A:restore points created tend to get deleted when I boot up

Hello Futuristic,

Are you dual booting with Windows XP by chance?

If so, then this may help.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

EDIT:
Sorry, but you will only be able to have restore points saved on the same drive letter that they were created for. Any tampering with them will most likely result in them to no longer work to restore with.

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I am not being lazy, I have sifted through pages and pages of posts about this problem and have yet to find anything that does not either involve dual boot or some complex solution.

I am running a cleanly installed standalone Windows 8 Pro X64 system which is not creating system restore points for updates, installations, and Revo Uninstaller uninstalls (despite the requisite setting being on in Revo).
I have being doing quite a bit of installation and updating over the past week or so but apart from one manually created restore point the only other was for an installation of Power DVD yesterday.

It seems MS is sitting on its hands on this one.

Is there a simple answer to this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Points not being created (no dual boot)

Have you checked the configuration of System Restore ?
A picture:

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Hi,
It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in Windows 7 Vista machine.
Manually created points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Restore Points No Longer Being Created In Vista Windows 7 Laptop.

Do you have "system protection" turned on for the drive you want to create restore points to?

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My recent fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit was to a pre formatted drive and I was hoping it would not create a recovery partition. Is this screen shot enough to say if the install has, or has not created a recovery partition please? If it has, can i get rid of it from the SSD C drive? Thanks!

A:Has this install created a recovery partition?

Hi,
Go to disk management and post a screen shot of it
If nothing it's probably a system reserved partition but your showing boot... under C which I am not and I have the system reserved 100mb partition.

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Viruses shut down our eMachine desktop T3958. The people at eMachines/Gateway sent me the recovery disc which I ran and returned to factory settings...or so I thought. The computer came with an 80GB hard drive yet after recovery, total capacity was in excess of 36GB. I checked out disc with the defragmenter and found a block of unmovable green. Emails with eMachines have been very frustrating as they keep providing a link of how to restore with multiple CD's, and there is only 1 CD available for this model so they said a partition was probably established. I have very limited computer knowledge (and have already spent $100 on their live support) and wondered if there is a way to remove the partition and have access to all the original hard drive? Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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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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Windows 8 creates its own hidden recovery partition during the install. In my case, it's 450MB.

From what I've read, I know not to touch this partition, and I intend to follow that advice. Even so, I'd like to know what's in that partition and how it's used. Can someone provide a concise explanation and/or links where I can learn more?

A:Recovery Partition Created By Windows 8 Install

The System Reserved partition holds the boot files & Repair tools.

System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

(the bars showing disks and free space)

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

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

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

what computer make and model?

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Task Scheduler is setup to create restore points every day at midnight and at startup. It indicates that it runs successfully but those points do not show up in System Restore.

A:I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.

Do you use Ccleaner. You can also look for restore points in there. Check and see how much hard drive space is free. I see you have a 1 TB bit with lots of info and several restore points they can get full.

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I keep getting a message that shows Access Control Edit is not found and service unavailable

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I think it is useful to have restore points for data partitions. In case you lose a file or folder, you can always recover it with e.g. Shadow Explorer.

The problem is, that for data partitions, there are no system events when restore points are being automatically created. Thus you have to create them yourself.

Does anybody know a scheme (or a scheduled task) with which such restore points would be automatically created - either by a set date/time or driven by any other useful event.

A:Schedule restore points (shadows) for a data partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whs


I think it is useful to have restore points for data partitions. In case you lose a file or folder, you can always recover it with e.g. Shadow Explorer.

The problem is, that for data partitions, there are no system events when restore points are being automatically created. Thus you have to create them yourself.

Does anybody know a scheme (or a scheduled task) with which such restore points would be automatically created - either by a set date/time or driven by any other useful event.


I thought that when you created a restore point it did all enabled partitions at the same time. Try it and have a look with shadow explorer.

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Hi ,
after windows 10 anniversary upgrade installation i ran Disk Management and found a new created Recovery Partition as shown in picture . 845 MB , Healthy (Recovery partition). Is it necessary or can I delete it ?
The Upgrade installation has been absolutely successful , no problem at all.

A:windows 10 Anniversary upgrade created a recovery partition

You can check which recovery partition is registered with the command reagentc /info from elevated command prompt. You'll see something like this:
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
(c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 3d8f8337-bc56-11e5-a7c5-85493d747884
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


C:\Windows\system32>

To find which partition the number above you need to check diskpart as disk management doesn't show all partitions (the MSR partition specifically which is partition 3 normally). Again from elevated command prompt:
Code:
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.14393.0

Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: WIN10

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list par

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 500 MB 20 KB
Partition 2 System 200 MB 500 MB
Partition 3 Reserved ... Read more

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This is a life-destroying moment for me. I have a 2TB External Hard drive, with 2 partitions. The first one is 50 MB (actually ~48.5MB) UDF containing setup files for veracrypt and truecrypt, and keyfiles. The second partition is a Veracrypt-encrypted partition of size 1.8TB, which was quick formatted by Veracrypt. The drive was GUID -based, and the first partition was made an OEM partition using Diskpart and the second one an EFI partition in order to prevent accidental formatting by the system. However, a sudden accidental right click has pasted this script in diskpart and ran it before I could halt it. Diskpart doesn't even ask for confirmation before cleaning a drive.


Code:
select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter="T"
The new partition has a 300MB partition called Windows RE tools, and the rest is unallocated. I assigned a letter to the unallocated drive without formatting, hence it's a RAW partition, but Veracrypt couldn't open it. Is there any way to recover the previous data. It is extremely important for me and my job depends on it. The disk containing the backup of the data crashed last week and I had sent it to RMA. Hence I'm left with no backups.


I have opened the disk using WINHEX and I have seen the contents of the 50MB UDF partition, the keyfiles and the setup files. They are intact. Then there is a whole lot of gibberish, which I believe ... Read more

A:Data Recovery after Diskpart cleaned and created new partition

UDF, GPT, veracrypt - Plus you ran diskpart clean. All too complicated.

Anyway, post a screenshot of your external drive in Windows Disk Management.(Please remove all other external storage devices.)

Also a screenshot of how Minitools Partition Wizard sees it.

Third run the Partition Recovery Wizard on the external drive, do a Quick Scan. Let Quick scan complete.Post a screenshot of the Partitions shown. (See my post here for reference Raid 5 became unallocated.)

Once you have snapped it, click on Cancel and close the Partition Wizard.

Let us see whether at all we can see any light at the end of the tunnel.

You said using WinHex you were able to see the contents of the UDF partition.Are you sure that all the data in the full 50MB are intact? Even if part of that partition at the beginning has been zeroed by diskpart clean I would think that even if we manage to recover the gibberish data in the other partition,it cannot be decrypted.

Post these three screenshots. Even if not me, some other member with more insight on veracrypt may chip in with some ideas.

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System: Case Alienware Area 51 R2 , Asus Deluxe X99 3,1, Intel i7-5960 , Cosair Dominator 3000mhz DRAM 32G , 2 WD 4T HHD in raid 5 as data storage , Samsung 950 pro M2 card with windows 8.1pro as main OS and Samsung SSD 850 as a backup OS Windows 10.

ok I am a little confused......So i have a new Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSD that I installed in my system and did a CLEAN install of windows 8.1pro only the M2 SSD Samsung card was installed and enabled. I unplugged all other drives and other sata ports disabled.

The install went fine and then i did all the windows updates and driver installs. After I was done, I was about to create a partition at the end of my drive to over provision it, using the magician software from Samsung, I noticed that the Samsung M2 SSD which holds my main OS of Windows 8.Pro had a 450MB system recovery partition after the main partition.

So I have partitions in order (1) 300MB (Recovery partition) (2) 99 MB ( EFI system partition) (3) MAIN 428G ( boot, Page File, crash dump, primary partition) (4.) 47.69G (unallocated ) partition for over provision and THEN (5) 451MB ( recovery partition) that was created for some reason after one of the 150 updates that windows 8.1 / Microsoft installs.

My question is WHY? Why does windows 8.1 have a new 450MB recovery partition at the end of the drive? I NEVER installed windows 10 on it and I was very cautious to not allow the updates to install windows 10 on the SSD. So what is up with this?

Any help ... Read more

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I backuped all my docs using HP Recovery Mgr to an extenral drive.  Then my 6yr old HP HG62 w/ WIndows 7 display failed. I bought a new Dell w/ WIndows 10-.  How can I restore the WIM files to the Dell Laptop?

A:How to restore the WIM files created with HP Recovery Mrg W...

@Msandov? Msandov wrote:I backuped all my docs using HP Recovery Mgr to an extenral drive.  Then my 6yr old HP HG62 w/ WIndows 7 display failed. I bought a new Dell w/ WIndows 10-.  How can I restore the WIM files to the Dell Laptop?You cannot use system files from Windows 7 on your Windows 10 machine.  Transferring system files from Windows 7 into your Windows 10 Operating System will likely break the Windows 10 File System. Assuming the data exists within the .wim file set, you can extract non-system files / folders from your backups. Essentially, use 7zip > extract the data to a sub-folder.. Examples:How to Extract Original (Default) System Files from Windows Setup Disc? Open/Extract WIM File with Freeware on Windows/Mac/Linux   When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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I have limited space on my C drive where win is installed ever since the accumulation of win updates and SP.

I wish to turn off system restore points on that disk and use the E drive which has ample room but will setting system restore points to that drive instead of the C drive mean it only creates a copy of that particular drive... or is the answer in the actual name... will it create a restore point of my C drive on the E drive?
 

A:System Restore Points Created on Non Win System Drive

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Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/

A:Not able to boot. no help from system recovery or restore points

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EmDubYa


Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/


For clarification, are you stating there are over 35,000 updates?

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Hello, I have been trying to restore to a previous restore point on my XP pro media player. I wss successful in restoring to a point two day past but this did not correct the problem that I want to correct. I have since then attempted to restore to other restore point back to the beginning of October and I continue to get the measage "can not restore to this point," can someone help me understand what is going on with my attempts to make these restore points work? The problem I encounter was I reinstalled Mozilla Thunderbird because I could not get it to open and then realized that I had lost all my prevvious emsils on Thunderbird so I was attempt to get back to a point where I could save those emails. But alas my conflict. Thank you inadvance appreciate your being available and your service. Lexx
 

A:Restore points on system recovery question

You can try it in "Safe Mode" and see if that works..but if it doesn't then there's a problem with the older restore points and I don't think that's repairable...

I haven't worked with Thunderbird, so I'm not sure where they keep their email folders..you could try and see if there's any older folder that might have your old email in??
 

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Hi there I am wondering if it is possible for me to change which partition my system restore points AND my page file are saved to.

I am sick and tired of space constantly changing on my C: Drive and would rather the page file and the restore points be saved to a separate hidden partition so this stops happening... and so there is always allocated hidden space just for restore points and the page file.

How do I accomplish this?

A:How do I change which partition restore points+page file are saved to?

System restore points are stored in the "System Volume Information" folder of the drive where the original files are. You cannot change this. It is possible to move the pagefile to a different partition but this is not a good idea unless it is a separate physical drive.

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I've created a recovery disk using the built-in recovery disk generator and selected the option to copy the contents from the OEM recovery partition. This is not a "normal" system image, which creates an image of the current C drive.

1. Will booting from this recovery drive followed by a restore will restore back to factory conditions?

2. Is is possible to restore back onto a re-sized system partition? Or, is it necessary to re-create the recovery disk *after* the re-size of the system partition? Or, is there something specific on the OEM recovery partition which states it *must* be restored to the partition size the way it shipped?

Thanks.

A:W8-created recovery disk restore back to resized system?

What computer are you using?

1. Unfortunately, I have never tried what you mention. But, I think the answer would have to be yes.

2. I am not sure how the recovery disc generator works. But, I guess that it would create a recovery disk that would work after resizing (I assume you are talking about shrinking). I guess the unallocated space created by shrinking would be allowed for somehow, but definitely don't know. And, what would happen if a dual boot of, say, another Win8 had been installed in the unallocated space?

Not exactly what you are thinking about, but consider using this tutorial after resizing the system partition (before or after installing software): Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image.

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Hi,
I recently did a system restore and it has created an extra hard drive RECOVERY (D:) Does anyone know how I can get rid of this, there does not seem to be any up to date info on it, only these,

Dell - Recovery - Temp - tmp and ResSys

I used to do a system image every night to my second hard drive - Hard Drive2 (B:) now when I go to back and restore settings this drive no longer appears and I am unable to do my system image. The drive appears everywhere else, my computer, windows explorer etc.

Please, can anyone one help me out,

many thanks,

Chris.

A:System restore has created a new drive (recovery) plus, windows backup

Have you tried restoring any of your previous system images? If not, and you made a system repair disk, try booting your computer up with it and see if your system images on 2 HDD are availble to recover your computer. If you didn't make a system boot disk, then go into Backup and Restore in the Control Panel and open "Recover system sytem settings on your computer". Then open "Advanced recovery methods" and select "Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer". Your computer should reboot then and take you to the Recovery Console.

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My computer was PERFECT then it found a VIRUS
SCVHOST crashed, my internet went down. 2 files got added to the startup, i removed them then reboot.
on reboot, computer freezes at login screen. i tried 3 times, it locked up during login (after put password).
I boot into safe mode w/ command prompt, get to desktop, system restore back to april 25.
after the restore, it no longer freezes at login. I get a desktop, i update and scan with malwarebytes, find nothing.
I try mcafee.com, no connection. i try spybot, kapersky, all blocked. then, the computer locks up, cold stone frozen. my computer NEVER locks up. EVER. not once since the day i bought it. I hard reboot back to windows and try spybot, it updates fine, but the new download is corrupted. so spybot is impossible to update. malwarebytes no longer updates either anymore. I try RESTORE again but ALL of my restore points are GONE now!

I decide to do a system recovery. I reboot, F11 to start system recovery. Loading.... BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. some reference to shell32.dll, it looks like the virus re-directed the location for the image. mother bleeper. ok, i pull out my factory never-used before restore cd and boot from the cd. it asks me press R for recovery, i press R and it tells me a factory image was found on the computer, so it trys to load the image again and BLUE SCREENS again, it wont use the CD restore because it thinks the hard-drive restore is still working.

Im at the point where I am willing to delete the hard ... Read more

A:Virus disables sites, system recovery, deletes restore points, more

OTListIt logfile created on: 5/6/2009 1:34:45 PM - Run 1OTListIt2 by OldTimer - Version 2.0.15.3 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 6.0.2900.2180)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 1022.11 Mb Total Physical Memory | 619.82 Mb Available Physical Memory | 60.64% Memory free2.40 Gb Paging File | 2.15 Gb Available in Paging File | 89.58% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 1536 3072 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 88.45 Gb Total Space | 23.27 Gb Free Space | 26.30% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSDrive D: | 4.69 Gb Total Space | 2.71 Gb Free Space | 57.88% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32E: Drive not present or media not loadedDrive F: | 566.67 Mb Total Space | 0.00 Mb Free Space | 0.00% Space Free | Partition Type: CDFSG: Drive not present or media not loadedH: Drive not present or media not loadedI: Drive not present or media not loaded Computer Name: TALINGCurrent User Name: OwnerLogged in as Administrator. Current Boot Mode: NormalScan Mode: All usersOutput = StandardFile Age = 30 DaysCompany Name Whitelist: On ========== Processes (SafeList) ========== PRC - [2006/10/12 16:28:56 | 00,020,480 | ---- | M] () -- C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEPRC - [2006/10/12 16:... Read more

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Hi!  All sorts of issues and I started posting in Malware Forum and was referred here by Myrti,
 
Here is the thread:
 

No Mouse or Keyboard in WIn 7/Only In Safe Mode
 I was updating my MB MS IZ87with MSI Live UPdate 6.  It loaded the BIOS properly, but after it updated Intel USB 3.0 driver 3.05.69, keyboard and mouse will not work in Win 7 only in safe modes. Inb safe mode, I now no longer have System Restore points visible or the tab for System Recovery under System Properties.  I am unable to scan with Avast and have a message that Windows Security Center Service cannot be started.  I ran current version of Malwarebytes and it did not pick up any problems.  I have Winpatrol and it does not show anything either.
 
When I use F8 the computer does not give me System Recovery options.  My Win 7 disc when I try to use Sytem Reovery gives me an error saying its thge wrong version (its not)
 
This is a highlight of the last 8 hours chatting with Myrti on the other thread.  She suggested I come to this forum for help...
 
I am hopeful that one of you can walk me through what I need to do.
 

A:Cannot Use Recovery from Disc/No Restore Points/Mouse Keyboard in Safe Mode Only

Look at the back of your motherboard. According to the specs you have 4 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. The USB 3 ports are marked blue while the USB 2 ports black. If  you keyboard and mouse are in the blue ports move them to the black USB 2 ports.
 
If that works, go to device manager and look for your USB 3 controller. Right click it and select Properties. Under the Driver tab select Roll back Driver.
 

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Hi,  I have an IdeaPad U310 that needs an HDD replacement, the old disc still works but is dying so I'll use a new drive with same capacity (500 GB) and I'd like to leave as in factory status as possible but I see this is no easy task. I wonder if I can do the following to achieve this: - Format the new drive with OKR8 Engineer- Use the Windows "copy recovery partition to USB" function to copy recovery from the old drive- Install Windows in new drive using this USB and then create an imagen of this installation in the recovery partition Alternatively I wonder is this would be easier by cloning the old drive.  Can you please advise? Thanks! 

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire that came with Win7 Home Prem. x64 installed. I made the foolish decision to upgrade to Win 8 Pro on Oct 26th when it came out, and I like the idea, but the system just isn't useable to me, and my windows updates constantly fail. no fun.

When I press F8 during startup, it goes to Win 8's hideous blue startup options screen, and when I head to recovery, it says there's no windows 8 recovery. However, in Disk Mgmt I can clearly see my OEM 15GB "Recovery Partition" as well as the 100MB System Reserved Partition. I tried to add the Recovery partition in EasyBCD but it wouldn't show the Recovery Partition, only the System Reserved. Screenshots attached.

I didn't make win7 Restore Disks when I first got the computer because it failed on every attempt, so I left it be. Big mistake. Any ideas how to get my beloved win7 back, even though it'll be fresh? any help is much appreciated!

Thanks! -bryce

A:Restore Win 7 from Win 8 Using OEM Recovery Partition

Hey Bryce -

Try running Acer factory recovery: Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program? followed by Clean Up Factory Bloatware

But even better follow these steps to get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the Acer crapware and useless duplicate utilties. If you go that route you can even delete all partitions during booted install with the Win7 DVD provided.

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just another question!

i format my desktop and i accidentally format the RECOVERY drive how will i put recovery drive again?

A:Restore recovery partition

Without the software used by the original creators of the recovery partition, the OEM supplier, this will be difficult if not impossible.

there are however 3rd party tools which can create a restore system - Paragon software for example have have included what they call the restore capsule into their top of the range backup systems for windows for some time.

This adds an option to access and restore from a hidden system partition, previously created, by the press of a function key on boot of the system or from a special boot disk.

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this is my laptop informations  Type : 7659-CTOS/N : L3-EK515Product ID : 7659V6J   Please All Experts Here is there any way to restore recovery partition on my thinkpad T61 after it is formated . i bought this laptop used and the owner told me that it has windows 7 installed on it , and he already formated the HDD to install Windows 7 on the machine i hope to restore the original recovery partition to restore the laptop to its factory status with the original xp pro sp3   is there any way to do that or if i want to buy a recovery cd , where i can make my order ? i tried to contact with lenovo dealer here in Qatar , but i did not get any solution from themplease tell me what to do please help me  

A:Restore Recovery Partition T61

pleaseif any one know from where i can buy " downgrade To WinXP Kit " just tell meand if any one has the same model with the original HDD which included the hidden recovery partition and he want to sell the HDD please let me know how much is itthanks a lot my dear friends

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I have an HP pavilion DV7 laptop that has a recovery partition. I want to restore to the factory image but when I reboot, hit esc and select F11 for system restore it simply restores it back to about a day ago and I can't find a way to actually restore to the factory image from the restore partition. I've gone into programs and I thought there'd be some HP restore utility there but there isn't. Anyone know how to get back to the factory image? Thanks.

A:restore from recovery partition... how to?

The HP should give you several choices when you hit F11 - what are they and what do you select?

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Oh boy, I got myself in one big mess.

Situation in brief: I wiped my hard drive, rewrote my HP recovery partition and a fresh Vista installation using a Vista recovery disk, installed XP using a Windows XP retail box, found out that the Windows XP bootloader overwrote the recovery partition's, and now I want to restore the recovery partition's bootloader.

If you want it in more detail, continue on.

My Vista install was running really slow and I wanted to reorganize my hard drive, so I decided to do a system recovery on it. I backed up my entire hard drive and wiped the entire partition table two days ago because my HP FACTORY_IMAGE partition didn't work and I wanted to restore a functioning one. I successfully used a recovery DVD to restore the partition and a fresh Vista installation. Everything was working fine, including pressing F11 on the BIOS to start a recovery.

I wanted to triple boot my system with Vista, XP, and Ubuntu Linux 10.10. When I installed XP, I knew it was going to overwrite my MBR and completely be unaware of Vista (since Vista is newer after all), so I thought it would be convienent to install Ubuntu right afterwards (Ubuntu contains GRUB2, a bootloader that lets me select whatever OS I want at computer startup).

Well, I installed it, and everything seemed fine until the GRUB menu showed up. I had a Vista installation on the first partition, a Ubuntu installation on the fourth partition, and another Vista installation (the recovery pa... Read more

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