Dell :: Is Any Personal Information Stored On The Recovery Drive/partition

Sep 25, 2008

Is any personal information stored on the recovery drive/partition?

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Dell :: 1340 What Is Stored On The Recovery Partition And How Do I Use It?

Apr 30, 2009

What is stored on the recovery partition and how do I use it? Do I really even need it?

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Dell XPS L502x :: Deleting Personal Information While Leaving Windows 7 Intact

Apr 1, 2013

I am selling my (almost) new Dell XPS L502x laptop. How do I delete all my personal information while leaving Windows 7 etc intact?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: How To Boot From Recovery Partition On Cloned Drive With Vista

Dec 8, 2014

My uncle has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 3Gb RAM, 160 Gb HD and Windows Vista Home Premium. On boot up there is an error message stating that a back up should be performed immediately as the hard drive has a serious problem.

The good news is that I managed to make a clone of the 160 Gb HD to a 1000 Gb HD (Western Digital Blue) using Paragon software before the original drive failed. The bad news is that the cloning process stopped at 42%, but this 42% included the recovery partition and another part of the HD called Dell Utility.

I installed the cloned WD drive and pressed F8 on boot up, but the advanced boot menu did not appear. Instead I get the error message 'no bootable devices'.

I ran the diagnostics program using F5. All the tests were completed and 'passed'. The BIOS recognizes the new drive as 1000 Gb.

Question: how do I boot the laptop? My uncle does not have any recovery media.

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Sony :: Can I Copy Recovery Partition To New Drive And Start Installation From There

Feb 2, 2010

I have a VGN-FZ240E that has some issues. I am sure that previous virus removal efforts have damaged my operating system beyond reasonable repair.The only real solution I believe is to reinstall Vista. 2 Problems, 1 I do not have the recovery dvds, 2 the system will not me make a recovery set. I can see a recovery partition on the disk when I ran Easues Partition Manager. In fact, I copied the recovery partition to a logical drive I created on the hard disk. So now I can see it in explorer, and browse it.

I am wondering if I copy the recovery partition to a new hard drive can I then start the new drive as a boot device and reinstall Vista from it ? If I can then my plan would be to do the transfer files and settings from original drive to get me back up and running correctly. This would also archive all my stuff in case of an unfortunate mishap. I understand I will need to reinstall apps and such I just do not want to have to dish out the extra $30 for the disks. And I have already combed this machine and cannot locate the WUA files.

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HP Pavilion Dv6-2140EI OS/Software :: Hard Drive Failure - No Recovery Partition

Apr 23, 2014

I have a Pavilion DV6-2140EI notebook with a failed hard drive. I purchased a new hard drive but to my surprise, all recovery disks or system image files are useless without the recovery partition on the drive. It appears that HP and Microsoft teamed up to not support hard drive failure. As you no longer get the original operating system on disk anymore, it looks like one is forced to purchase Windows again after hard drive failure.

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HP G2 G6W28EA Recovery :: How To Go Back To Factory Settings And Delete Information About Users From BIOS

Dec 16, 2014

I have HP Probook G2 G6W28EA#ACB. When I did off of my laptop I had a problem. It is not off up to the end ( key lights was on).I swithed off it only by taken out battery.I recovery OS from boot sector SSD HP ( by F11). After that on the client security screen I found all recovery logins. After last recovery I do not see any logins on the client security screen? but see in BIOS ( by F10 in BIOS). How to go back to factory settings of Bios and delete from Bios all informations about users.

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Sony :: Vaio Z 690/790 SSDs RAID Drive Size And Interface Information

Jul 3, 2009

I am looking at buying the Z690/790 with the SSD RAID configuration and was looking for more information on the size and interfaces of the SSDs used in RAID configuration.

a. Are they 2.5" inch drives or 1.8" inch drives?
b. Do they have SATA interface or some other interface

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HP/Compaq :: Want To Clean Up/format Presario C310 -- Use Recovery Disks Or Recovery Partition?

Aug 30, 2009

Ive just done a clean install of my Dell Vostro -- reinstalling vista and removing the recovery partition in the process. Outcome = a cleaner machine with none of the preinstalled bloatware/c**p from Dell. (first time Ive done anything like this, but followed a brill guide in the Dell section of this forum ).

Im about to tackle my Mums Compaq Presario C310EA. The aim is to remove all the rubbish she has accumulated over the years, incl any spyware/ adware she may have, and generally have a bit of a clean sweep. hopefully resulting in a faster laptop. Im backing up her data, and moving some of my Dads stuff somewhere else.

Basically I want to clean up as much as poss, but unfortunately she has no xp disk, just the recovery disks (cds) she burned when she first got the laptop.

As she has no xp disk I guess the best I can hope for is to reset the laptop to the factory settings (?) .. not ideal, but I dont think the (factory set) bloatware is too much of an issue for her shes not a heavy user.

Should I use the recovery partition for this, or do I need to use the cds she burned? .

Id like to know the best approach and cant seem to find a set of instructions to follow.

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HP Recovery :: Pavilion Dm4-3002TX Beat Edition - Recovery Partition Deleted

Oct 12, 2014

i have pavillion DM4-3002TX Beat Edition.
 
I just download and install the norton partition magic 8.0 demo from website... and suddently or accidentally my recovery partition been deleted. So I can't recovering my system anymore or disabled.
 
so how can i get the recovery partition back to my notebook??

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HP Pavilion Dv7-6b50ei Recovery :: Trying To Factory Reset But Recovery Partition / Discs Created Faulty

Jul 8, 2013

I have a pavilion dv7-6b50ei notebook pc bought 2012. It always gives a command prompt pop up which doesn't stay long enough to read. I also felt there's a virus on it which my anti-virus couldn't solve so I tried factory resetting but when I restart and press F11 it gives an error(something like a boot.. is missing). so I tried my recovery discs. Disc 1 of 4 ran fine but disc 2 keeps stopping with an error.

Now the laptop doesn't load as I think the OS has been formatted during the recovery and don't know what to do. I feel disc 2 is bad too because it also gave an error while trying to copy it to a USB pen drive. I have also tried an external dvd and run the hp test on the hard drive; the hard drive passed the test. If I can get a new set of recovery discs, it would solve my problem.

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Sony :: If I Make Recovery Discs, Can I Remove The Recovery Partition

Feb 21, 2010

Will I be able to recover later with just the discs and a completely clean HDD

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HP ProBook 6550b OS/Software :: Recovery Partition Is There But Recovery Won't Start

Mar 13, 2011

When trying to restore the factory image (F11 during boot), the laptop seems like it is trying to boot the missing Windows installation (Windows boot manager error page).The partitions "SYSTEM", "HP_RECOVERY" and "HP_TOOLS" have not been touched. The ~15 GB recovery files are still there!The Windows partition (2nd primary) has been deleted and recreated as an NTFS partition. Since then the recovery process will not start.
 
How can I restore the system from my intact HP_RECOVERY partition without using recovery DVDs? (I can't access them right now.)Does the Windows partition need some specific disk label? What is the magic that breaks the recovery when a NTFS partition is simply deleted and recreated?Peter

HP ProBook 6550b (WD701EA#ABD)

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HP Pavilion Dv6-6016tx Recovery :: Can Delete Recovery Partition?

Jun 19, 2011

I'm using hp pavilion dv6-6016tx.i have recover DVDs and all necessary drivers backed up.so can i delete my recovery partition. i'll be having the recovery DVDs all time with me and don't need HDD boot in case of formatting or recovery]?

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H EliteBook 8570p Recovery :: How To Access Recovery Partition

Jul 30, 2013

Why is heatlhy recovery partition so large???How can I get into it to see why is has so much keywap in it.
 
I need as much space as possible. Can I boot into recovery partition. I want to see why it is so large.
 
I have windows professional 7, but this came with windows home prem oa 7. I want the home premium. How do I do this. I dont want to download more OS again. 
 
I keep getting access denied. I went into security settings and try to take ownership of it, but is says access denied?

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HP Stream 11 Recovery :: How To Remove The Recovery Partition

Feb 24, 2010

I created a USB recovery drive and I would like to free some storage by deleting the reocvery partition however the HP recovery manager does not have the feature to do so. How can I remove the recovery partition?

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Dell :: Recovery And MD Partition

Feb 6, 2009

I'm sitting here with a 250 GB HDD and I really need a 100 GB partition seperate from the OS partition.

I can't create a 5th partition since it's limited to 4

ATM my setup is as follows:

188 MB Utilities
121 GB OS
9,99 GB Recovery
2,50 GB ????
85 GB unallocated

So, first-off,
1)what's in the ???? partition.

2)What are the contents the Recovery partition

3) If I remove the partiton, will I be able to someh-how get the same partition settings
with discs?

4)Are all of the contents on the hdd also on the bundled discs?

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Dell :: Recovery Partition

Jul 6, 2009

My lap has D: drive as recovery partion with
Dell (folder has the factory image) and tools folder (has pcrestore.exe). I assume the are required for restoring dell to factory default.

Now along with these 2 folders there are many other folders ( windows, users, program files, programData and sources) . Could any one tell me what these other folders are for? and do i need these?

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Dell :: Restoring Recovery Partition From DVD

Mar 16, 2009

I made a DVD as a backup of the recovery partition on an Inspiron 9300. When I run recover.exe, I can see the *.gho file and I can select it. But for some reason, it says it's 76GB in size.

I can't select individual partitions so I can't copy it to the second partition. I know it's not absolutely necessary to have it but the old hard drive was crashing.

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Dell :: What's On The Recovery 15GB Partition?

Jul 14, 2009

I've always assembled my own computers so this is the first time I went with a prebuilt computer and laptop from Dell. I"m curious what is on the Recovery partition that's 8GB (partition size is 15GB).

On my desktops, I usually partition 20GB out and leave it unformatted in case there's a system disaster that won't let me boot, I'll then use the 20GB partition to install a fresh OS

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Dell XPS 15 :: Cannot Restore From Recovery Partition

Aug 10, 2011

I recently bought the XPS 15 and decided to reformat the drive with a clean win7 64bit install using the drivers CD to assist leaving the Dell recovery partition in place

I may now be selling, so attempted a Dell factory restore from the Dell restore partition using F8 on reboot

Following the manual, I hit F8 but cannot see anything relating to the Dell recovery options only win7 recovery options

I did upgrade to the latest bios from the Dell XPS 15 drivers site but surely they wouldnt have removed this options

I have no recovery CD/DVDs either. Why I cant see the F8 recovery options and whats the best option to factory restore?

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Dell :: Any Reason To Not Delete The Recovery Partition?

Oct 22, 2009

I have an m1530 and my Windows 7 is on its way! I currently have 10gb just sitting there doing nothing thanks to the recovery partition from the factory and I was

thinking of deleting that partition and creating a 50gb partition for windows 7 and having the remaining hard drive as storage for an easy future formatting environment.

1) Is there any reason to keep the recovery partition and am I safe to delete it and regain my 10gb?

2) 50gb might be too much, but Im not too sure what the windows 7 fingerprint is (15gb?). What is a good OS partition size for windows 7

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Dell :: Epic Recovery Partition Fail

Mar 13, 2009

I thought I'd give Windows 7 a whirl on my snazzy new machine.

So, as the number of partitions on my hard drive has been maxed out by Dell (Media, Recovery,

the enigmatic OEM partition, and C drive) I went for the upgrade option. This turned McAfee into instant nagware,

I thought "ah well, just restore vista from the dell recovery partition...

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Dell :: Format & Reinstall From Recovery Partition

Jan 11, 2010

I've been reading threads and guides (1, 2) on how to format and reinstall, but I have one more question:

My friend owns an Inspiron but lost his recovery DVDs. In order to format his C: and reinstall Windows from the recovery partition, he should hit Ctrl+F11 at Dell logo and follow instrucions to format?

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV2z Review, My Personal POV

Jul 16, 2009

This is what I ordered and arrived:

HP Pavilion dv2z Entertainment PC
Espresso Black
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
AMD Turion(TM) Neo X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks L625 (1.6 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
75% OFF!! 4GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm) from 2GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
FREE Upgrade to 512MB ATI Radeon(TM) HD Premium Graphics 3410 - For L625 Processor and Vista Premium
12.1" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Webcam Only.............

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Dell :: XPS M140 Recovery Partition Deleted/recovered To DVD

May 16, 2010

I accidentally deleted the DSR partition but I restored it using Easeus Data Recovery Wizard Professional, then burned it to a DVD....................................

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Dell XPS M1530 :: Factory Restore With Recovery Partition

Jul 19, 2008

I installed Windows Vista but finally I would like to restore my computer with the Dell factory restore.

At boot, I press F8 but there isn't the "Repair my computer" option anymore...
 
How can I restore my M1530 with the Recovery partition ?

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Will Not Boot Into Recovery Partition

Sep 4, 2012

Could not boot into recovery mode, launch the command prompt and run the following, bcdedit /enum all? I have a friends Dell 1545 and I think the Boot Manager/Loader is screwed up b/c it is not booting into recovery. I can boot to the Windows 7 OS, but we need to do a factory restore because of a nasty virus she has.

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Sony :: Is This The Recovery Partition

Jan 13, 2009

under Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management there is a partition without a Volume Name that is 10.37 GB big and has a status of "Healthy (EISA Configuration)". Is this the recovery partition? If so, how do I delete it? Right Clicking on it, unlike the other two partitions I have, doesn't give me an option to delete or format.

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX 16 Recovery Partition

Jan 15, 2010

I recently bought a HP HDX 16 laptop, and today I've created my recovery disks. I also have a recovery partition.

My question is:
If I remove that recovery partition, and go back to the factory installation using my recovery disks, will my recovery partition be back?

I've read that those recovery disks bring your notebook back to the state as it came from the factory, so that would include the recovery partition, right?

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