Sony :: Doesn't Provide The Vista Dvd, Need To Use The Recovery Partition

Feb 2, 2009

I want to get the Z, but sony doesn't provide the vista dvd, so i need to use the recovery partition.

however, i want to use my own hard drive, so is there a way to "recover" the partition onto my other hard drive

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Acer :: Install Vista From Recovery Partition

May 6, 2009

I'm having some trouble with vista running some components are missing. I was just wondering is there a way to access the vista portion on the recovery partition and run it to upgrade/repair vista? or is it only accessible for a clean install?

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Dell :: Reinstall Vista And Media Direct Withhout Deleting Recovery Partition

Nov 17, 2008

I currently installed Ubuntu and it was good but It drained my battery so I decided to take it off. After that my computer started to act weird. The Media Direct partition appeared in next to my OS and Recovery partitions. When i would press the MD button, I would get a blue screen and eventually every time I press the button It just turns on my computer. When I try to turn it back on after putting it on hibernate, it states that windows did not turn off right and it restarts windows. I have decided to a clean reinstall of Vista and MD but I have a few questions. I found this tutorial on how to do it on the internet but i found that i have to completely delete all the partitions including the recovery partition. I was wondering if there is a way to do this without having to delete that partition?

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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 :: 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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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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Sony :: Deleting Recovery Partition

Jul 18, 2009

I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio TT11M/N and am looking to delete the recovery partition as i have created the recovery discs.

The only problem is i cannot find the partition. I was under the impression that the partition would be under a separate drive like d:, but there is only one drive the c:. How do i delete the recovery partition and where is it?

The HD size is 120GB and it shows at 104GB. But the available amount is just over 80GB.

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Sony :: Back Up For Recovery Partition In VGN SZ 75G/N

Jan 8, 2010

I have a VaiO SZ 75 G/N, and it has a recovery partition, which is hidden as you know. Recently, I just bought a new HDD and I replaced it with the original HDD, which contains the recovery partition. Now I use the ori HDD as external HDD but I want to copy the recovery partition out as the back up of the original windows and settings.

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Sony :: Recovery Partition Using Lots Of Space

Apr 14, 2010

I just realized that the sony recovery partition uses up 8gb of space and was wondering if there is a way to delete and merge this partition to the primary partition?

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Sony :: Is Hidden Partition Recovered After Using Recovery DVD

May 6, 2009

I am going to install Win7 RC on my Vaio TT21XN. Have made Recovery DVD. If I remove hidden partition and install new system (for example Win7) and after some time will want have hidden partition back will it be recovered after using Recovery DVD?

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Sony :: Vaio Enter Recovery Partition

Apr 30, 2009

i have a sony vaio sony vaio vgn fs485b. i need to format it but have no discs. i was told that i could (at bios boot stage) enter teh recovery partiion and here i have a choice to format the machine? is this true, if it is what do i need to press to enter this page?

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Sony :: Partition- Reinstall The Recovery On It In The Future- SZ 750 NC

Feb 4, 2009

SZ 750 NC.
I wanna create some partition on it ... how can i do that as when i wanna reinstall the recovery on it in the future , the created drives I've made don't change in default factory form ? can I use this software : paragon hard disk manager 2008, if i use this software , will the partition be remained on my laptop when i use recovery DVD ?

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Sony :: Will Installing Windows 7 Remove The Recovery Partition

Feb 21, 2009

if i install the windows 7 beta, will it remove the recovery partition?

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Sony :: VAIO TZ: I Reinstall Vista From Partition

Apr 18, 2009

Could someone help, when i press f8 at boot, it doesnt have the option to reinstall OS.

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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/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 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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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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Sony :: Installing Vista On New Hdd From Recovery Disks

Feb 13, 2009

Been nosing around the forum to try to find the answer before asking, but i really couldn't find any, so here goes!

I just got a new 7200rpm 320gb from WD to replace my old drive . I replaced it, boot the laptop (VGN-CR31S) as usual,

and put the first recovery DVD in the tray. Unfortunately, when it gets to the options menu,

I can't get it to install, it keeps asking for the right volume or cd/dvd. I thought the recovery dvds would be able to install everything from scratch ..

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Sony :: Vaio Z690 Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Recovery Disks

Apr 10, 2009

Does anyone have recovery disks for VGN-Z690 running Vista Ultimate 64bit?

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Acer :: Recovery Dvds And Recovery Partition On Win 7 With Acer Tools

Nov 10, 2009

im planning on buying windows 7 ..

I am a proud owner of acer 7520G ,and my lappy started acting slowly after 1 year of horrible terror or windows vista...

I made those recovery cds , also i got that 10gb partition PQSERVICE...

This service works only when you got their vista+acer signed OS?

IF i install windows 7 will i be able to recover old vista via hidden partition or recovery dvds?

Will i be able to make recovery dvds and recovery partition on win 7 with acer tools?

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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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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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HP/Compaq :: Hw To Use Recovery Partition

Oct 28, 2009

I'm thinking of formatting my laptop to restore everything to it's original state(actually kind of have to!) but the problem is that I've never done so via the partition.I used to use the Recovery DVD but since it's broken this is my only choice.So how do I do it and will I need to install the drivers myself after?

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HP/Compaq :: Hdx 16 Recovery Partition

Oct 19, 2009

hp hdx16 and i have a big problem with creating my recovery disks ,i really need ur help i tried to install xp on my pc which tended to replacing my boot sector and i cant creat my recovery disks i searched over the web i found people who have my peoblem and they have it fixed using other computers boot sectors to restore their own so i can access my recovery partition again here is alink to the problem , the solution is by the end of the page [url] i just need some one to give me his original hdx16 boot sector of drive c and d(recovery) and the master boot record these files are only 512bytes u can get them using these instructions:

1. Download HDhacker software from here.
[url]
es/HDHacker.html

2. Install & open HDhacker on your laptop.
->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose C
->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file.
->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose D as ur recovery partition
->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file.
->Select phisycal drive (MBR)
->Read sector from disk -> Save sector to file....

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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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Acer :: Recreating The Recovery Partition

Mar 7, 2009

For reasons that are too long to explain, I managed to destroy this partition on the hard drive of my Acer 4539G laptop. So no PQservice partition and the original Acer MBR is gone too. All I have left is a couple of FAT32 partitions.

I do have the contents of the PQservice partition on a USB stick.

Is there a way to recreate the PQservice partition, so that Acer's eRecovery would work again?

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Acer :: How To Format/partition New Hdd Using Recovery CD

Feb 5, 2009

how to partition my hdd?

(using Acer Recovery CD to install Win XP)

I have an Acer Ferrari 3000Lmi notebook.
I just replaced the hdd with a new one.
it's 80GB 5400 rpm, IDE
It's not formatted and it's not partitioned.
My notebook is an old model,
so I don't think there's a recovery partition and it doesn't have an e-empowering acer button, etc.
It only comes with Acer recovery CD's.

when I put the new hdd in, it's detected in bios,
so I installed Win XP Home using the Acer Recovery CD.
and it didn't have option to format or to partition my hdd there.
everything just ran automatically.
and now I have one C: drive.

Can anyone help me on how to partition my hdd ?
I prefer not to use partition magic/other programs to partition my hdd.
I don't know if I have DOS.
I don't mind installing XP all over again, I just don't know how to format/partition the hdd before using the recovery CD.

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading Of Hdd For DV7-will Recovery Partition Be There

Oct 22, 2009

got a DV7 with 2 partitions- C: drive with OS ad D: drive with the recovery part.

I have burned 3 recovery dvds from the laptop.

If I put in a new hdd, fire up the recovery discs.. I know it will create a C: drive with the OS.. but will it also create a D: drive with the recovery part same as original hdd?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv9823em- Recovery Partition

Aug 16, 2009

ive got a hp pavilion dv9823em notebook and one of my friends formatted my recovery partition drive. for some reason i didnt make recovery cd either now i want to reboot my notebook, it wont let me. is there anyway i can reboot it?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Booting Recovery Partition

Aug 13, 2009

I want to boot my vista, and I cant make it do that, all it wants to do is boot the RP.

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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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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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Acer :: Tried Running The Recovery Disks It Kept Saying There Was No Appropriate Partition

Feb 27, 2010

I have a bit older Acer Extensa 4620Z - quite a while back (probalby 9 months) i had problems with it and it stopped working, couldnt find operating system or hard drive. I finnally decided to buy a new hard drive for it once i found out it was that the hard drive had died. I got my new seagate harddrive and installed it - I also order recovery disks from Acer so I could get my system back up and running.

This is where my problem is. I can see the harddrive from bios and at first when i tried running the recovery disks it kept saying there was no appropriate partition. I made a bootable copy of a program so I could create partitions on the harddrive. I did this and then tried running the recovery disks. This time it went further and started the recovery process but everytime it gets to D1E4T303.044 in the process (at 47%) - it stops... and sits there a second and then either jumps to 100% and starts over or an error pops up (error: 0xD000001D).

I can not figure out where to go from here - isn't there some way I can use the recovery disks to get my system up and running on the new hard drive?

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Acer :: MultiBooting, EasyBCD And Recovery Partition

May 7, 2009

I'm thinking of installing XP alongside my default Vista installation and I've got a pretty good idea how to do that..just that there are some questions in my mind..

First, since I have two partitions (One ACER and one DATA) i wouldn't need to shrink my Vista drive, right? I just have to set-up a 'neutral' partition where I would put in files that I want to share between XP and Vista, right?

Second, would using EasyBCD and/or installing another OS and/or using Startup Repair (just in case) ruin my recovery partition or something? I remember in my old Lenovo laptop that when I used Startup Repair it somehow managed to screw my recovery partition and made it show up in My Computer..

Lastly, if ever I decide to use my restore disks, would it restore just the Vista partition or both of them?

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