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How to copy files from Compaq V3000 recovery partition?

Q: How to copy files from Compaq V3000 recovery partition?

I recently bought a Compaq Presario V3000 notebook, with Vista installed. It does not have the Windows Vista installer, instead it has a copy of all the files in C drive and some other files. I would not have purchased a notebook with Windows installed, if I knew that I would not get the installation CD along with the package! I would have bought it separately...

This is not a safe way to store the installer files! If my notebook were to be affected by any virus, then all these recovery files would also get infected.

I tried using the Recovery Manager to make a copy of the files in the recovery partition, but 2 among the DVD is corrupted. What can be done to again make another set of DVD with the recovery partition files? It does not allow me to make another set again!

I also noticed that the installation that came with the notebook had some worthless software pre-installed with the computer. How do I remove these programs and files without affecting the functions? I do not want the HP customized Help section, but want the actual Windows Vista Help files. I do not want the other HP programs either.

Is it possible to view all the files on the D drive, such that I can remove the unwanted files before the next installation. When I set the "Folder Options" to display system files then I get a list of files and folders. It now shows me a message that it is a recovery partition and should not be modified. Do any of the files such as "BLOCK.RIN" and "PROTECT>ED" change the protection setting?

Thanks. All comments will be helpful...

A: How to copy files from Compaq V3000 recovery partition?

use crap cleaner to remove bloatware and to repair registry among other things. Very good program.

use BART-PE builder to make a crash recovery CD

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Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 07437. Thanks, MNKTags:Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)Presario V3000

A:Compaq presario v3000

@Ulies? Enter   zyaztrq    or    alqelqe REO

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Please help, my laptop, (compaq presario v3000), won't load xp, if i tap f8, sometimes it will go to the screen where you can pick safe mode but it won't let me go to safe mode. sometimes it will go to desktop but when i try to play a game it restarts & frezes up again. I also have tried system restore, it takes me as far as choose your restore point & then it does nothing, just frezes there. I also have a d drive so i can restore it to manufactuary, when I first purchased my laptop. i don't know how to do this either. I'd rather not loose everything if possible. Please help me, I'm desperate.

A:compaq presario v3000 won't load xp

Well, you say when your try to game it does not like that.
What about if you copy off files?
If you can do that, my advice is back up as soon as possible.
Is the hard drive making any noise?

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The other day I left my laptop on overnight and died cuz I didnt have the power cord plugged in and it wouldn't come back from standby in the morning even after I gave it power. After plugging it in, I powered it off by holding the on button for about 5 secs. When I turned it back on, I'd get 2 short beeps, LED lights on, and fan spinning, but nothing on the display. I've tried plugging it into an external monitor but nothing showed up. After testing for awhile, I noticed that when I plug my power cord into the laptop from a completly shut off state, the computer automatically starts up and gives me the same symptoms again. That's kinda strange that plugging the laptop to power = turn on instantly. Anyone know what's goign on here?

A:Laptop Help (Compaq Presario V3000)

My hitachi starts up when I plug it in.
I always assumed it was because it doesn't have a battery.
Never did.
You might want to run a full charge cycle on the battery and see if
it is still holding a charge.
then try it.

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Hey Everyone...

Any one here can help me find or URL for Driver software for Compaq Presario V3000 for Windows 7? i already check on official website of Compaq and also hp site..but still cant find the driver for my laptop. i also already google it but still also didn't find it... can any one help me on this problem to finding a driver for my Laptop..


A:Compaq Presario V3000 Driver for windows 7 nid hlp..

Quote: Originally Posted by ART88

Hey Everyone...

Any one here can help me find or URL for Driver software for Compaq Presario V3000 for Windows 7? i already check on official website of Compaq and also hp site..but still cant find the driver for my laptop. i also already google it but still also didn't find it... can any one help me on this problem to finding a driver for my Laptop..


All drivers appear to be installed?

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Compaq v3000 bios password reset system disabled 00640

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my dad's old laptop was recovered after long time, but, it asks for bios password and we cannot able to remember any.. My dad said he wasn't sure it was there in the first place. it shows SYSTEM DISABLED 07437 if we try to guess the password for 3times. can anyone provide right code for the bios..?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 Bios password

@AshwinRuffian? Enter:      otrquj                      or                  toooa Regards, DP-K

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Hey dudes, i was wondering if you could help me figure out what's going on here, though i might already have a guess, i'd like to get opinions as well as solving matters.

I'm helping my friend solve a problem with her laptop where her Compaq Presario v3119AU suddenly just stopped detecting the wireless card, even in device manager.

Now, we've tried reformatting, running it in linux or win vista and I've even gone so far as to take out her wireless card to test it in my laptop, and to test mine on hers only to get the same results, that the card isn't detected in her compaq, whereas her Broadcom Wireless works on my ASUS laptop...

I'm suspecting that over time of her using the laptop on the bed or so that the board has somewhat cook off... probably... any input on this? so far the only option i see now is to head it back to compaq...

A:Wireless issue on Compaq Presario v3000 Series

hamsteyr, i'm sorry, this is first symptoms of northbridge dying(nv6150go). the problem is that nv6150go makes some disturbances in pci-ex bus,and thus preventing the wireless card from detection. well, you an try to update your bios, it may help. i had 10 or 20 cases like this in my repairing practice. 5 laptops were cured(completely?) with BIOS reflashing. the others - nv6150go/nf-spp100 replacing.

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I can not use my pc .. I misspelled my bios password and now sends me an error code .. you poede give me an unlock code please. Error Code:  21501 first of all, Thanks  

A:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Try entering the following unlock code: ckhi

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Hello sir,I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 09565.Thanks,MNK

View Solution.

A:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

When asked for password try nddo or vrckh

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Hello sir, I have a problem in bios password. I tried to reset cmos by removing rtc battery. But i can't remove password. System disabled code is 03218. Thanks,Moewin

A:Compaq Presario v3000 BIOS Password Reset

Hi, Please try (lower cases)    ebceyfd   or mpf Regards.

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I have a laptop from compaq that has windows 7 on it. There is not a compatible driver for audio that i can find. IF anyone can lead me to a driver to install for sound let me know.
The Zilliak.

A:Compaq Presario V3000 no audio driver issue

Was this laptop upgraded from XP to Windows 7?

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Hello everyone,

I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines.

For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive.

On multiple occasions I have attempted to create the recovery drive using a CENTON 16gb USB stick and have selected the option to copy the recovery partition. The process proceeds normally until it starts copying the recovery partition. It will complete ~75-90% of the copy, and then all drive activity will stop. The unit still works perfectly fine, but the flash drive is not indicating any read/write, and it stays on whatever percentage it stopped on continuously with no change.

I'm curious if anyone else has run into this before? The current machine I'm working on is an ASUS G55V running Windows 8 (not Pro). The other machines we've had the same issues with have been multiple different ASUS models, as well as a few Toshiba's and HPs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
-- fragment

A:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.

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how to reset my bios passwords hp v3000

A:Re: Compaq Presario v3000 (V3230AU) BIOS Password Reset

Hi vikassingh, If you post the code that it gives you here,  then I will try to help you. -erico

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I purchased the following computer about 2 and a half years ago and have had barely any major problems with it.
Compaq Presario S6389UK
I have two hard drives on my computer. An external 250GB HD which I brought in September, and an Internal 75GB HD which came with the PC when I brought it. The Internal HD is partitioned, into a C and a D drive. The D drive is 4.30GB and is the recovery partition. I have had no problem with this, but when I started my computer up yesterday it told me that the D drive was almost full (54MB's left). Ive been trying to find a way to empty some space, but cant find any way. Now what I am thinking of doing is somehow adding space to the partition from the C drive, which still has 25GB space. The onely problem is that Im not sure there is a way to expand a partition.

Could anybody please give me advice on how to either make space on the D drive, or expand the partition. If not, would it be harmful to combine the two partitions again?

Thanks for any advice given.

Inside the D drive

My computer and D drive properties

A:Compaq Recovery Partition Full

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Have a friend with a really screwed up hard drive; need to reformat C: and do a clean Win XP reinstall. Am not familiar with the way HP sets up their computers with C: and D: partitions, the D: partition being the "recovery" partition. I first thought I could use that to restore the HD to what was there when the computer was purchased in 2005, but it appears that the only items in the recovery partition are the original application programs and drivers -- no Windows OS.

So, my first question is, have I missed/am not seeing that Windows IS on the recovery partition and that running the recovery program will wipe C: clean and reinstall everything INCLUDING Windows XP. . . or will it just reinstall the original applications and drivers, but leave everything else as is?

2nd question: If the recovery partition does not include Windows, will I encounter any problems if I reformat C: to wipe it clean and reinstall XP from a genuine MS Win XP CD, then use the recovery partition to reinstall the original applications and drivers?

3rd question: The original OS was actually Windows Media Center, but this person uses her computer only for e-mail and the Internet, so I see no reason to put WMC back on; Win XP Home should be all she needs. Is that a valid conclusion, or is the hardware set up to expect WMC XP instead of plain ol' XP Home and we will have problems if we install the latter and then load the drivers from the recovery partition?

A:Recovery partition - Compaq Presario

The best solution to this is to contact Compaq/HP and order new recovery disk set for this model computer they will arrive in the mail and cost less than you can imagine.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Obtaining a Recovery CD or DVD set

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since i used my recovery partition to recover my computer back to factory state to fix my long list of errors, i have noticed that my recovery partition is low on disk space. i was wondering if anyone new how to give the recovery partition more disk space. any help would be greatful.

A:how to give the compaq recovery (D) partition more space?

It is best not to touch the Recovery partition - doing so can break it.

If you mean that you are getting warnings that the partition is full, it is possible to disable these warnings - see here.... Low Disk Space Warning in Vista

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Umm yea I am normally decent with pcs but recently after I let my friend use it for the weekend there are things wrong such as. Speed Slowed, Some AV software saying 146 infections. I dont know how to explain the problem.

When I first got the pc from my Uncle I used the Recovery partition in the f10 system recovery.

But When I go to use it now it just ignores my pressing. Im kinda getting pissed since no recovery CDs. It is Windows XP Home Edition says on sticker. Is it possible to boot the D:\ drive (The recovery partition) with command prompt. Or am I screwed since it just ignores me pressing f10.

Also if you tell me to restart my pc anymore to try setup and such...It takes like 5-10 mins to load my pc up now. It used to be fine and speedy.

Thx For Any Help

A:System Recovery XP Compaq partition (Wont work)

Is there an FLock key on the keyboard?
If so,you may need to hit it first to enable the F keys.

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I did it before but now I'm not able to copy the recovery partition from my PC to my USB. please help.

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I am running windows 8.1 and was using a standard HDD and now I have purchased a SSD. I would like to copy the recovery partition from the old HDD to the new SSD. What is the simplest way to accomplish this? Please note that I do not want to copy the entire HDD over to the SSD, I would just like to copy the recovery partition. Thanks.

A:copy recovery partition from HDD to SSD

Do you want to be able to boot or use the recovery partition on the SSD? What is the make and model pc?

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The box is just grayed out I can't copy the recovery partition onto my USB. Please help

A:Can't Copy the Recovery Partition from my PC.. Please Help.

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I have a Lenovo laptop which came with 8.1 and a ton of bloatware. About to format it to do a clean install.

In Recovery (when I go to create a recovery disc) it shows the option:

Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive.

When this option is checked, it asks for a 16 GB disk. I'm guessing that with this option, its copying from the recovery partition, and will copy bloatware apps also.

When I uncheck it, it asks for a 512 MB disk. What is this exactly? Is it creating Recovery disk only of bare minimum OS? Or copying CURRENT apps also? Could not find details of this.


A:Recovery 'Copy FROM Partition' Question

Originally Posted by crazyfool

When this option is checked, it asks for a 16 GB disk. I'm guessing that with this option, its copying from the recovery partition, and will copy bloatware apps also.


Originally Posted by crazyfool

When I uncheck it, it asks for a 512 MB disk. What is this exactly?

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

This will show you how to create a bootable recovery (system repair) USB flash drive in Windows 8 to use to boot to the system recovery options that can be used to help recover Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1.

A recovery USB flash drive cannot be used to install Windows 8 unless this is an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, and you checked the Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive box at step 5 below.

Originally Posted by crazyfool

About to format it to do a clean install.

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

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i want to copy my recovery partition to usb .. any chance to do it ??

my system windows 7 64 bit

btw. whene i get the laptop ( 2 years ago ) i have create recovery dvd . but now i lost the disks. and i have only recovery partition .

thanks guys

A:any chance to copy recovery partition to usb ?

Have you tried?

Why not make another recovery dvd?

find the following files:

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\hpdrcu.sys

Add .bak to the ends of each of these files eg: hpdrcu.prc.bak

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is there any easy method to copy recovery partition to new hard drive the earlier hard has to be change .....

so any one can help me in this


A:how to copy recovery partition to new harddrive

GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD

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hi all
I have 2 hp dv6000 laptops with vista on them. One has the recovery partition(needed to format the laptop) still on it, but the other one doesn't because it got deleted.
Now what I want to know is if it is possible to copy the partition from one laptop to the other as these are 2 identical laptops.
I have searched the internet all over only to find partition recoverers (wich didn't work)
I would love to get some input from you guys.

ow yea and happy new year

A:copy recovery partition to another laptop

Hi -

No, it will never work.

My suggestion (mine cost ~ $30) -->

I would burn a set of recovery DVDs for the system still up & running ASAP.

Add'l HP help - recovery -->

Happy New Year !



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High Guys and Girls,

I joined the forum for assistance with a botched recovery on a new HDD.B

From the beginning, I created a Repair Disc. Then, I Xcopied the Recovery Partition files to an external HDD. Years later, tragedy struck, and the HDD stopped working. After a few attempts at recovering, I concluded the HDD was dead. Now I have a fresh HDD. I can not receover with the Repair Disc anymore so I searched and found this article which seemed promising since I did a file copy of the RecPartition.

It wouldn't boot from the USB so I came here to request help when I found this by searching.
System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
The caveat at the top of the page fixed why the USB wasn't booting due to the Legacy setting in BIOS. So I tried again and it appeared to be working so I let it run and postponed starting this thread.

After numerous Auto restarts and configuring "Restoration Incomplete",
I get this message in CTOERROR.flg
ChkErrBB.cmd : Detect some error during PININST_BBV
error code 0x000000c8. The memory could not be read.

When I check the BurnBootMergeBBV1 log file, this is what shows as failed:
Everything checks out until the section for
#Beginning of the EPSCT_bbv.CMD#
The last line shows "CDC Checking: Failed"
Result of Intel Smart Connect Technology Driver

Everything subsequent shows "Passed"

I ... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here...

Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

I have a Dell desktop, with a built in Dell recovery partition...

I have read that.. "You are only allowed to make ONE copy of your Recovery partition
and it must be on to ROM CDs or DVDs."

I didn't know that when I made a copy of C and recovery partition to my external drive,
I am a bit concered that I can only do this once... Is that strictly true? For example
if I reinstalled windows 7 (I have the disks), would I have another opportunity to make
a copy of the recovery partition? Say to DVDs or a hidden partition?


A:Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

Do it as often as you like.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 281129 MB, Free - 233356 MB; D: Total - 19850 MB, Free - 2098 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 935 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
I am trying to build a recovery drive on a USB flash drive for Win 8.1. I have been unable to copy the Recovery Partition from the PC to the recovery drive. It appears to be disabled when I view it from the Recovery Drive. I have discovered that in Windows 8.1 the recovery partition is installed in a INSTALL.WIM file format. How do I locate the Windows 8.1 INSTALL.WIM file and how can I register the INSTALL.WIM file as the Recovery Image on my PC? This is very complicated for me so any step by step solutions would be welcome.
I downloaded the Windows 8.1 Enterprise evaluation kit and became totally lost.

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 Unable to Copy Recovery Partition

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I just ran into a problem during my upgarding my laptops to win 8 pro from win 7 and also win 8

2) I have discovered that my laptop which came with win 8 which i upgraded to win 8 pro with a dvd, has had the contents of the hidden partition deleted in the upgrade process [as told to me by acer][that is i can no longer go back to factory default settings ever!].The hidden partition is going to be returned to original condition.So i would like to copy the image of that hidden partition somewhere,where i can copy it back onto the hdd hidden partition should this ever happen again for whatever reason.But not onto a dvd,either a externall hdd or usb stick if its possible.

2) i have another acer laptop which i have also upgraded,but from win 7 to win 8 pro.
And it seems that the hidden partition and the factory default settings in that laptop have been untouched!! as i have just restored it back to factory condition.
But i would also like to copy the hidden partition for this one.
And i also have other laptops with hidden partitions with vista and xp.

[so win 8 will delete the factory settings in a hidden partition when it is an upgradde from win 8 to win 8 pro but not from win 7 ???

What are the ways to copy the hidden partition for ones i know how to remove the hdd and ones that i do not?? In a way that is easy to copy back to the hdd concerned.

Thanks in Advance

A:copy hidden partition used for recovery to factory default

For all notebooks with all OS's


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.

Originally Posted by win8user2013

2) I have discovered that my laptop which came with win 8 which i upgraded to win 8 pro with a dvd, has had the contents of the hidden partition deleted in the upgrade process [as told to me by acer][that is i can no longer go back to factory default settings ever!].The hidden partition is going to be returned to original condition.So i would like to copy the image of that hidden partition somewhere,where i can copy it back onto the hdd hidden partition should this ever happen again for whatever reason.But not onto a dvd,either a externall hdd or usb stick if its possible.

DO NOT USE THE DVD TO UPGRADE, as you will make the Recovery Partition UNUSEABLE.

Use Windows 8 Pro Pack.

To upgrade Windows 8 core, you need to use the Pro Pack.
To upgrade to Pro Pack
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Add Features to Windows 8

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I've a friend's laptop here that is in dire straights.

It is a Compaq Presario V3000 running Windows XP Home edition. Beyond that I don't really have any information to post because I can't even get the thing to boot in Safe Mode.

A regular boot will anchor this thing in a Windows start up loop. It loads Windows then the blue sceen flashes with an error message and is too quick for me to read what it says .. then it starts back to loading Windows .. insert vicious circle here.

A safe mode boot will get me to the "Windows is starting up" screen, but no further. It sticks there.

Anyone have a suggestion?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 - Win XP Home - can't even boot up in "Safe Mode"

I went in and disabled the "auto restart" function and have nailed down the BSOD error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Maybe this will help pinpoint the problem?

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Here`s my question.

Is it possible to recover or view files that were not backed up at all before or during the factory recovery?

I`m not talking factory restore, Im talking factory recovery.
My D drive is the factory image partition.

I recently did a factory recovery which apparently completely wipes all memory that was not backed up and restores the computer to its original factory shipped condition.

The harddrive, before the recovery, had some personal information, bank info and whatnot, that was deleted, however, my computer is gonna be sold soon and knowing that people can recover deleted files even after having deleted them, I decided to use factory recovery as well to insure the safety of my info.

I am, now, just confirming that the files are indeed safe.Is there any way to recover them, even after the recovery?

Im running on a Compaq presario vista 32

A:Getting Old Files After Using Factory Recovery Hp Compaq Vista

Hello god162534,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

If the info was not overwritten by the recovery, then free software may be able to recover it. You could try 'Recuva' and see what it finds. Link here: Free Software List for Vista

Even if it has been overwritten, it may be recoverable.

Hope this helps.


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I don't really know which forum to place this thread; but, this seems as good as any.

I have a Compaq Presario S5300NX (Pentium 4 with Windows XP Home) here with a C and D partition. The D drive contains the System Restore files, the ones when you press F10 during the POST you can restore the system to its original factory state.

I could order a system restore set from Compaq for (+/-) $25; but, I would like to save that time and money. I want to change the hard disk and I want to know if there is any way to save these files onto DVD so that I can restore them to another hard disk.

I want a system restore that can be used later even in a case where the hard disk might fail. Being able to restore it from a DVD to the hard disk is what I want.

A:Saving Files from System Recovery Paritition on Compaq

Can you see the recovery partition and the files on the partition within Windows. If so, you can probably use this tutorial to make a cd.

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I'm running Windows XP SP3 with everything up to date as far as I know. I have the complete set of my PC's OEM Disks that I've used once when my OS was completely messed up, had Geeks Rescue out and they couldn't figure out what was wrong, so I know what they are for.

What I'm not understanding are the several tools I'm afraid to open listed in my "Start"/"All Programs" I have both "Compaq"/"Compaq Presario PC Tools" with "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/"Compaq Support Information"/"Compaq System Recovery"/"Remote Assistance"/"Safety and Comfort Guide"

Then below that entry there's another that says, "PC Recovery Tools" that has the "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/ and /"Compaq System Recovery" which I'm assuming are the same as the same four listed above.
I know what the "Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator" is supposed to do but like so many other folks I've read about I couldn't get mine to burn all of the disks successfully so I got them from HP/Compaq after a lot of run around and misery.

My problem is that I inadvertently uninstalled my Omnipass program file a while back and perhaps a couple of other needed files and drivers but I'm no... Read more

A:Confused about Compaq Recovery Tools CD/Compaq System Recovery.

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I, too, have been visited by the blue screen of death. I got a message C0000218 {registry file failure}--apparently some of my registry files have gotten corrupted. Anyway, I've been following MS directions for using the Recovery Console. (;en-us;307545)

The first step is to copy the old registry files as backups into a temp directory.

I can copy the system, sam, security, and default files. However, I am unable to copy the software files!! I get a message, "the file could not be copied."

I can't figure out what to do next because the next step is to DELETE the original files, and if I delete the software file, I'm in a world of hurt.

Any suggestions would be deeply and joyfully appreciated before I pull out the REST of my hair!

I've looked through the posts and haven't seen this particular problem mentioned.


A:can't copy files in XP Recovery Console

well here's a couple of posts similar to yours:
Have you tired a windows repair? - you may have to reinstall programs but at least you will be able to get into windows to get your data-

here is a program that will backup and restore your registry for you- (i know- wont help you now because you will have to have made a copy of a good registry first...)

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Hello, everyone!
I use Vista on my Gateway notebook and it has the hard disk partitioned into C: and D:, D: being a recovery drive of 9.72 GB. I had set it up to back up every sunday, but my husband ripped A LOT of music to the notebook the other day, and now the D: partition is full. I had no idea how much music he had ripped until after the recovery had started, and it actually couldn't finish because all of the space had been used up. I know now that I should have set it to exclude music from the back up, but now I can't remove it. I tried to go in and individually delete the music folders, but it says "There is not enough space on the disk to perform this operation". I'm not quite sure what to do now, but I know that since he has all of his music on CDs already, I don't want the files on my recovery drive. Please let me know what to do to fix this. Thanks everyone!!!

A:Removing files from Recovery (D:) partition

so if i understand this correctly he ripped those files to the c drive ?. then delete or exclude the files from the backup yes. and if there's nothing important on the d drive format it and make a new backup. ( maybe temporary copy 1 of the backup files to the c drive )

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This Windows 7 laptop got some heavy malware, initially I tried to run the recovery but when I opened the Recovery partition on the D drive, there were no files to be found BUT when I look at the Recovery D drive in MY COMPUTER, it is showing 2.80GB free of 17.6GB and the blue line is almost at the end suggesting there are files in that partition. I chose the "Show hidden files" option but still no files to be found so I am not understanding why it's showing like the recovery parition is almost filled with data?

A:HP dv5 Recovery partition files not showing?

Boot the computer from a Linux Live CD/DVD/USB-key and you should be able to see what's in there.
A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into and runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.
To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or USB key. Now boot your computer from that disc/key and your computer is now running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.

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I finally broke down and bought a modern laptop Asus A55A (K55A) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot situation. With the nefarious secureboot and other such nonsense Windows 8 install met with an untimely demise. However, I have the files left on the recovery partition (copied to my 16gb usb) and need to make an install disk. My only issue is that I can't find a way to do it in Ubuntu as all the tutorials I find assume that Windows is installed. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows 8 install usb or iso from the files on the recovery partition-without using Windows to make it? I would love to re-install Windows 8 and then setup a stale dual boot.

A:Create Windows 8 USB from Recovery Partition files

Interesting, I have never tried that.

Can you post a screenie of the recov partition contents that you already copied to usb?

You might be able to make the stick bootable with grub.

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Hi, this is my first post so any help will be greatly appreciated.

I have started using windows 8 now as my work PC and wanted to make a recovery drive, just in case.
I have a 128GB SSD (for the Win8 OS) and a 2TB HD for all my work files, videos, photos, music and so on.

I wanted to make a recovery drive so I went to Disk Management and created a small 32GB partition.

Then went onto Create a Recovery Drive. It did say that the drive would be cleared, but I presumed that it just meant that partition.

I now have 1.9TB of unallocated space (that im hoping my files are still on) but im worried anything i try might wipe it for good.

The main reason I think that the files are still there is that the 'formatting' took less than 5 seconds.

Thanks in advance!!!

A:Solved: Tried Recovery using Partition - Lost all files?

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I am going crazy! My recovery partition has been full for over a month now! Every time I attempt to delete files, it says "Not enough memory to perform operation on disc." I have logged in under safe mode to try this and I have also tried pressing delete with shift. Can someone give me some ideas as to what I can try next? This should be very simple, but I cannot figure it out!!


A:Unable to delete files from recovery partition!!

Open windows explorer, right click on the partition drive letter and select properties, hit the disk cleanup button, it takes a while to calculate, then see what comes up in the list to delete.

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I somehow erased the recovery files on the HD. I have the DVD's and can recover with them but want the recovery partition because it's faster. Just copying them doesn't work. This happened while installing XP Pro on a second drive which also didn't work.

A:Re-instal 'recvery Files On Recovery Partition

What make and model of computer?

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I used Windows Easy Transfer to Move files from my Laptop to my PC and now have only 1GB of space left. I need help to Remove what I transferred and Leave D: (Recovery Partition) in its previous condition. Is there a way?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941818 MB, Free - 802854 MB; D: Total - 11752 MB, Free - 810 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Deleted HP Windows 8.1 recovery partition files by mistake

Originally Posted by RyanJ

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

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

Refresh Windows 8
Reset Windows 8

Originally Posted by RyanJ

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

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

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I copied 175GB of files to a different disk. But some would not copy and it said path too long. But how do I know which one they were. All it said was do I want to skip, not skip xyz file. So I deleted them all from the second disk and want to start again

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I have an ASUS M32BF factory-installed Win8.1-64 that came with C (OS) & D (Data) partitions on a single GPT internal disk. The C partition was about 112GB and the D partition was 900-something GB. Well, I didn't want it partitioned that way - I wanted a larger C drive. I called ASUS to ask why they did that; the rep said I should keep all my data and installed programs on D so it would be easier if I ever refreshed. I told him that was ridiculous, because a refresh doesn't delete your files, but you still have to reinstall all your programs, no matter what partition everything was on. So, when I told him I just wanted a C drive and I was going to combine C+D to make it one big C drive, he said yes, I could do that. I decided to make a smaller D partition for a SysImage later (that's why you see D in the images below).

So I did - with EASEUS Partition Manager. I see now that was a big mistake.

Now I can't even create a recovery flash drive because "some files are missing". And their Backtracker program won't even install.

I read much of the thread here
Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

and I (sort of) understand what happened. I am wondering if I can get my recovery partition designated correctly again? I saw some people were successful, but, since I have no idea what I'm doing, I was hoping one of the gurus here could walk me through my particular installation, step-by-step, so I don't mess it up any further?

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A:"Some Files are Missing"-can't get ASUS recovery partition

Originally Posted by simrick

Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

partition 1 - the Windows RE tools partition
partition 6 - the Recovery image partition

- You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.
- Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following commands:

select disk 0
list partition
select partition 1
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
select partition 6
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
list partition

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:

Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227

I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.

Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227

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A:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

A:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?


A:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD -->

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .



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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

A:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .



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I have gone into Ghost as far as the last OK to do a partition to partition copy, but stopped there. I could foresee a problem with the fact that my C: (primary partition) was 30 Gig and my D: ( extended partition) was 15 Gig. The data on the C: is only about 3 Gig, at most.

Will this be a problem or does Ghost look only at the fact that there is 3 Gig of data and 10 Gig of disc space available to copy to?


A:ghost partition to partition copy

I have a 40gb c:\ and I put a couple copys of it on my 10gb e:\ and they take up between 2 and 3 gb each. You select a compression to reduce the size.

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

A:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.

A:how to create recovery dvd's from recovery partition mounted as usb-external drive

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Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit)
I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory install settings but when i press the F11 button in the start to boot in to recover mode it just take me to windows boot screen without giving an error, I did some research and found out that i have to make the recovery partition as active partition but the problem is that i couldn't do it as there is no such option to make the partition active in WINDOWS DISK MANEGEMENT and couldn't see the recovery partition in DISK PART (in windows).
images will be attatched if needed actually there was no error so that's why I didn't upload any image.

thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here.

A:Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ

100+ views and no reply ... seems like an over rated windows forum

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.

A:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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i tried to use the recovery wizard on my SONY VAIO VGN-A250 Laptop and the error messaged i receieved was "VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition" please restart computer. I restarted many times and still get the same message. I also have used the F10 key method and no luck. It wont even open the wizard. I am able to boot. Im out fo warranty and tight on cash and really need my laptop to work fast. Want to remove all from the pc so i can use for school. Please i saw a thread about same problem i had but the thread was closed. if anyone can help please do so.


A:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 417NR having problems. It was bought used and at some point started having  cd-drive malfunctions where it no longer detected hardware and the drive didn't work. I reloaded completely from the recovery partition, it worked fine several days and I was able to install office but after that it stopped working again. I have tried an external usb cd drive but that doesn't work either. At this point, I'm thinking it has driver issues from the recovery and I'd need to buy the disk from HP but I'd like a second opinion as they are not free.
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem is? I've never had this happen on a fresh install...

A:Driver issues on fresh HP recovery from recovery partition

could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?

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I have a customer's NB200 on the bench. It came in with complete OS failure and would not boot from either the OS partition or the Recovery Partition.

I have checked the Hard Disk and it is in perfect working order. However it seems that all is not well as I cannot get it to boot from the recovery partition even after holding doen the 0 key.

I tried to instruct it to start from the BOOT.INI file by pointing a 'revoery' option at the partition but it just comes up with an error saying <Windows Path>\system32\HAL file is either missing or corrupt. Does anyone know how I should instruct the partition to start or how I could extract the information from the image files?

A:NB200-10G Recovery Partition - Cannot start recovery process

If you check page 48 in user?s manuals you will find exact description how to start recovery installation. The procedure on this NB200 is same or, at least, similar to all notebooks delivered with HDD recovery image. Please check it.

Useful document about HDD recovery installation you can find in ?How to..? category >


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(I know it's a redundant thread but I think I'm having a different scenario)
Specs: (nothing's changed except I did reinstall win8.1)
- win8.1 x64 single languange
There was a time when I want to resize my drive C to smaller partition:
I used Easus Partion Manager to do so (to dumb I was). After rebooting my system could not start
The BSOD showed up:
PC needs repair (blah3x)
Error code: 0x000225
I was able to manage to repair and I came back up fine using a tutorial in youtube
using bcdboot C:\Windows /s (any drive letter): /s uefi
At this point, I downloaded a new copy of windows8.1 SL, thru "mediacreationtool" (as a legit copy i suppose)
and then I reinstalled using the ISO from MS, now I'm totally OK, at least at the moment.

Seems like everything's working as it is now, but as soon as I try to press F9 upon boot up, same error popup
Error Code: 0x000225, and again I got used to doing the bcdboot method.
NOW, this "Restore" partition the size of 20GB, and appeared and it had something in it (some files I think).

This wasn't there before and after reinstallation of win8.1 SL. IT ONLY appeared when I pressed F9 then I repaired
it using bcdboot.

If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
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A:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

So Im not entirely certain on what you are asking here. Your computer is unusable right now, or you cant get the recovery partition to work correctly?

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I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read more

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Hi guys I am trying to fix this HP Compaq dx 2300 Microtower. It is running Windos XP Pro.When it is turned on there is a message on the screen that says:Boot from CDWarning: A partion overlaps your system recovery partition. Press F10 to start system recovery anyway or another key to delete the recovery partition.I did not press F10, instead i pressed any other key. The reason is because I think it will ask for a Restore CD when I press F10. and the restore CD will surely clean out everyting on the hard drive. How on earth can I get this message on screen out of the way....and is there another way around this ??Please help me......

A:A Partition Overlaps System Recovery partition

Since this is an HP specific recovery partition, I really would suggest contacting HP Technical Support as they may have better information for you.I would suggest using their online chat since it is usually faster and they are more willing to help even out of warranty (in my experience)However if they refuse to help you out of warranty. (assuming it is out of warranty)My following suggestions are assuming that you have proper HP restore media (cd/dvd) in their entirety in proper format and are not scratched or damaged.Sometimes if the recovery partition of your hard drive is damaged, even doing a recovery using the cd/dvd is not going to re-write the recovery partition, it will only reformat and recover the main user parition.For that reason what I really would suggest is to backup your files, and reformat your hard drive from another computer. Then use the restore cd's to re-write the partitions on the drive.

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Hey guys I want to upgrade my gf's computer by putting in a new hdd that is double the size of her current hdd. She has a dell which has two partitions, one which is where the os is located and the other one has a recovery partition which is activated when I press ctrl+f11 at boot up. The recovery partition is a ghost software just for further information. I read something on this thread . I plan to use drive image xml to do the clones. What I plan to do is to clone each partition one at a time and than restore it on the new hdd which would have the same C: partion for the OS the D: for the recovery partition. The question that I have is if when I complete the restoring of both the partitions, will I be able to activate the recovery partition just by pressing ctrl+f11 as I did with the original hdd? The reason that I am asking is because pressing ctrl+f11 is the only way to use the recovery partition when it is needed. Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Cloning HDD with OS partition and recovery partition

You have to also clone the MBR and partition table. Or you might be able to use the tool from the following web site to restore the Dell proprietary MBR:
Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition

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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?


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I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 laptop..some couple of month usage i completely remove my hard drive and change the windows 8 to windows 7..when i use windows 7 i realize windows 8 is much better then windows 7 so again i clean install of windows 8. i boot drive in PXE UEFI Only Mode.​Some reserved partition created also 300MB Healthy Recovery Partition is Created.when i install a Samsung Recovery Solution Software it Says "Recovery Partition Does Not Exist"..What do i do.also when i refresh Pc it gives me Error "The Drive is Locked Where the Windows Installed"​ I want to make my Laptop like 1st time it was...

Can any one Please Help me...

A:Recovery Partition Problem.Partition Does Not Exist.

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

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

Good luck,


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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

A:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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Hi there!

I'm unable to copy/move folders from my PC to my camera. But I'm able to copy individual photos and files.

Can anyone help me out here?

A:Cannot copy folders to camera but can copy individual files

Most likely the camera firmware does not handle folders.
Is there any way to create a folder on the camera?

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If you have a recovery drive - that includes the recovery partition - made on one computer, but have a toshiba laptop with a bad drive (but the recovery partition is ok), can you replace/copy the partition on the recovery drive with the recovery partition from the bad laptop HD?

My friend's laptop would not boot, and would not factory recover, reset, or refresh. I tried to clone the hard drive before I started messing with the disc. It would not clone, but I was able to copy the recovery partition to a USB drive.

He never make recovery discs, so could not re-install, but I can borrow the recovery drive that my aunt made for her laptop.

A:replace recovery partition in recovery drive?

There may be a couple problems with that. The Factory Image is too large to be just copied to a Fat32 partition, so it has to be divided in sections. You could do that using DISM and put the .swm files in the sources folder. Not even a guess as to whether it would work.

There is other information concerning the configuration of the computer making the recovery drive. If it was made on a different computer, that info would probably be incorrect and not allow a reset.

I have never tried, but you might be able to copy the Factory image to a drive formatted as NTFS and then set the recovery to look for that file for a reset. Maybe you have already copied the entire recovery partition...

If you assume the factory image is the same for both systems, can you copy the entire Recovery Image partition from the bad drive to the good drive?

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i deleted lenovo  recovery partition on g510 laptop and don't have recovery dvd.
i need to recover laptop to original state.
please help me
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A:[G510] Recovery partition deleted and no Recovery ...

hi izadfard
Welcome to the Forums.
If you didn't create a recovery drive (using this method) then I recommend you contact lenovo on how to obtain a copy of the recovery disc which restores the preloaded Win8 OS, drivers, and apps.
Alternatively, if the machine came preloaded Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can try the following:
For Windows 8:
1. Obtain a Windows 8 installation disc and use it to reinstall Windows (if the system is preloaded with Windows 8, the installation will automatically detect the Win8 product key in the UEFI Firmware / BIOS and will automatically activate Windows).
2. From here, you can obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page and/or upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store (see this guide)
For Windows 8.1:
1. Check this guide on how to obtain a Windows 8.1 ISO (see Option One)
2. When finished, follow this guide to make a bootable UEFI Win8.1 installer via DVD or USB flashdrive and use it to install Windows (the installation should be able to detect the Windows 8.1 product key in the UEFI firmware that will let you activate Windows).
3. If successful, obtain the drivers from the G510 drivers page 

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Hi there,

I am having a hard time finding the straight answer I am looking for. Could someone help me please?

My question concerns the HP brand computer...

When you create recovery discs, are they created from the recovery partition that is there to restore to factory settings or some other hidden partition?


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Hello, I upgraded my notebook to Windows 10 shortly after it was offered in August 2015.  I also upgraded my main drive with a smaller SSD.  So, now that the notebook's been running OK for almost a year, I'd like to delete the recovery partition.  I only have a 256 GB SSD, so deleting that Recovery partition would give me almost 50% more space on my C drive. I tried using two different partition programs to do this-- both apps let me delete the partition (D: Recovery-- far right, top), but then neither will let me add the new space to the C drive.  There is small partition between the two, and they will let me resize that partition, but not the C partition.   I found that the HP Recovery Manager that's installed on my notebook has an option for deleting the partition, but it doesn't say where it will put the new unallocated space (but I didn't go all the way with it yet.  If I work through it the rest of the way, will it give me the option of where to put the new unallocated space?  Or will it add it to the C drive automatically?  Below is a snapshot of the drives configuration (the drive on TOP is the one in question): 

A:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try: Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.

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.... but I didn't touch it.
My d:\ is not empty - it is almost 80% full but when i click on it there are no files. Tried - to the extent of my knowledge - to see if the files are hidden but didn't reach anywhere. Tried a restore point but that didnt work either. Please help

A:HP Recovery Manager says that my recovery partition has been removed

Recovery Manager has hiccups sometimes...
Try re-booting and entering at boot.

If that fails you can order the Recovery Media from HP for a reasonable price.

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My laptop has become very slow, I reinstalled windows and installed original drivers from HP's website. But, my laptop is still very slow. So, I'm hinking about restoring my laptop to factory settings. I don't have HP Backup & Recovery manager or Recovery Partition or any disc that came with laptop. If there is any way I can restore my laptop to Factory Settings, Please inform . And If I need to download anyting please give the link with it. Thank You.

A:Don't have Recovery partition and Recovery Manager to Reset ...

Hi there @HPian_B,  Before I provide troubleshooting documentation, I would like to take a minute to welcome you to the HP Support Community, where you can ask questions, find solutions and get help from the community! I read that you would like to reset your HP Pavilion g6-2310ex Notebook PC to factory settings.  Please read the document called Backing Up Your Files. This will provide you with ways to back up the files you have on your Notebook. Here is a document for you to read called Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive. I pulled some information from the document for you. The first thing I would like to make you aware of is that only DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, or DVD+R DL discs are compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program. The following disc types are not compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program:CDsDVD-RWDVD+RWDVD-RW DLDVD+RW DLYou will then also see that in the document it says: The Recovery Media Creation software program allows  only one complete set of discs to be created.The Recovery Media Creation software program  requires an uncorrupted recovery partition (Recovery Image (D) to create a set of discs. Uncorrupted means the recovery partition has  not been modified or removed.... Read more

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yeah i was just seeing if you could make a recovery disk from the recovery partition? it wouldnt make sense to why u couldnt do it?? but how to go about it??

A:Could you make a Recovery Disc from Recovery Partition?

You would do that by creating an image. Then burn it to a cd.

Do you mean a XP recovery Console cd? or a whole system image?

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I created a Factory Recovery Media on a Flash Drive from Dell  Backup & Recovery Panel.
Do I still need to keep the Factory Recovery Partition (6GB) on my C:\ Drive? 
Or can I delete this partition and still be able to restore my Software back to it's factory image using the bootable Recovery media Flash Drive?


A:Do I need my Recovery Partition having a Factory Recovery Media.

Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.

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Hello! I'm a owner of a HP Mini 5101. It has a function to press F11 to return the system into the "out-of-the-box" state. But my problem starts here. When I press F11 I imediately get a screen that says Windows Boot manager on top and and error : 0xc000000e and required device is inaccessible. This started after I made a "clean" install with the DVD Windows 7 that came with the computer as I tried to avoid all the "crapware" that comes included with the new notebook. If I boot into Windows, the HP_RECOVERY partition is visible and the HP recovery image is on it. Is there anyway to get the F11 recovery back to working state? I have some BCD editing knowledge in that would help in any way with my problem..... Thank you very much! U

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A:F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

Thank you very much for getting back to me so fast.I have to apologize as I did not explain my problem in the right way. Technically I am able to boot the partition, but the problem occurs when the partition needs to boot into WinRE or WinPE I guess so that the recovery can start. The loading process gets stuck immediately at the beginning even before anything "Windows related stuff" starts loading. So about five seconds after I turn on the computer and boot into the recovery partition, or pressing F11 the error that I'm describing shows up. Update: I managed to fix my problem. After setting the recovery partition to active, and booting from the installation USB with windows 7, I managed to fix the mbr that was corrupted and the partition didn't know what to boot. So after fixing it, i had no problem running the recovery. Thank you!

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I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Professional and I need to somehow use system recover to sort out the multiple problems. The OS was installed when it was new and no WIndows OS DVD's were issued with the laptop.  The WIndows install is 100% legit. The problem is only the failure of Lenovo to give customers the OS DVD's with the new laptop. The Lenovo warranty period has expired and their help/support is less than useless.
The recovery method in the Lenovo instructions does not work! I press the Novo key and F11 and get to the start of the recovery process where I select language and then when I click Next, the process stops with an alert saying I need to log in - see system administrator.
So I am unable to use the built in Recovery method.
I read there are several other methods of recovery and two of them I have explored:
1. Mircosoft website has a software-recovery section where I can enter my Product ID/Key and language and download an ISO for burning to be used as an install disk for fresh WIndow 7 Professional install.  The required 25 character Windows Key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) which I obtained using a registration key app but is not accepted by Microsoft so I cannot proceed to download an ISO. I believe the Key is correct as it matches what I recorded one year ago and is same using two different Key recovery apps.
2. The Lenovo website gave instructions for burning DVD's to be used for restoring the laptop to as released from factory s... Read more

A:about Recovery Partition/Recovery methods - Windows 7

The site that you inputted your key does not accept OEM keys. Right click Computer > Properties. At the bottom of the page you will see your PID. If it has OEM in the PID then you cannot download an iso from Microsoft's site. You can input your key into the Ultimate PID checker and it will tell you the key is Valid.
If you created DVD's using lenovo's utility then you should not need to enter any key. It will be pre-activated.
When it asks you to login does it have a user and password box? Can you post a screen shot of the window?

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i have an asus 1025CE netbook.
For whatever reason, i don't have the recovery partition on it.

I do however have the recovery backup that i made when i first got it. It is stored on a USB external desktop hard drive 2.0. (toshiba 1TB).

When i boot up from it, i get to the asus recovery screen, but when i select either 'install to partition' or 'install to entire HD', it pops up with a message 'please insert external hard drive for backup'....

this makes no sense to me. anyway, i have tried different usb ports, tried attaching another external hard drive, and its made no difference, it still comes up with the same thing.

because i don't have that recovery partition, i can't go the normal route and boot straight off that on the hard drive.
Is there any way i can recreate that recovery partition, put the backup files that are currently on the USB external drive onto the partition and then try it? will that work?

A:No recovery partition, have recovery disc, how to install

You're best bet by far is to follow this tutorial by Gregrocker. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab223nx (ENERGY STAR) i had upgrade windows 10 to build 10586the recovery partion had changed to letter Fand then hp recovery maneger donnt sea or know the  recovery partitioni changed the recovery driver letter again to Dbut still have the same problem

A:hp recovery manger dont sea recovery partition

thats my partitions

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Dear Customer Service of HP I want to inform you about all your tips about making the Recovery partition as active is not working at all. I have changed as active and nothing. Is there anything else that I can doI have pavilion dv9819wm with vista home premium. I've format drive C with windows 7 and now the F11 is not starting the recovery partition. I tried also with the makeing the recovery partition active and still nothing.I download recovery partition software from official HP site and still nothing. The instalation is starting but at one point of the instalation it says "The recovery manager setup has stop working" and there is no solution online.Please if you can help me to get my original software. Thankking you in advanced

A:Re: F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

sounds like you need to order a set of recovery disks from hp, you can usually find them online at

click Kudos to say thanks if I helped

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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?

A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...


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Well I finished my project - the program script allows me to create MBR and GPT hard drive partitions with a recovery image partition. The script also allows me to install 3 different versions of windows. and lastly it allows me to capture a recovery (push button reset) image. which can then be used to create recovery media..

Here is the Menu Snippet:

WinPE 5.1 was the preinstallation environment use for testing

A:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

Good one! I always have to go back and look up the procedure and commands when doing this. Really a help for an old brain.

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Can I get some help with this please?

A:Recovery doesn't detect my recovery partition

What make & Model.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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A mate of mine has just bought himself a Compaq Presario and asked me to give him a hand at getting it up & running so I said I would, (really a classic case of the blind leading the blind). We did get the thing going & connected to ISP so miracles do happen. What I would like to know more about is the partitioned HD that it has. Am I right in thinking it is a backup of some sort.

A:Compaq Presario HD Partition

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My Compaq computer comes from the factory with a small partition on the C: drive of a little under 3Gb that serves as some kind of system save. I know I don't need the partition to boot the computer and would like to remove it. Since I have dual HDD's on this computer, the partition is E:

I'm running Windows XP and found some logical drive/partition control functions using the following navigation:

Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management ... and clicking on the E: drive (partition).

A right-click menu shows things like "Delete Logical Drive" and "Format".

I would like to remove the E: partition on the C: drive and recover the space without damaging/modifying the existing files. Then I would like to "wipe" the D: drive completely clean (like it's been reformatted), leaving me with a totally unpartitioned C: drive and a blank, formatted D: drive.

Can I do all this from this control panel, or is there a better way to do what I want to accomplish??

All help appreciated!!

A:Remove Compaq Partition

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PC: Compaq Presairo S4000NX
OS: WinXP Home
Problem: No Recovery Disks & Screwed Restore Partition
-When I try to start the restore console I get "Missing Hal.dll"

I have an old Compaq s4000nx that a buddy gave me for the kids but its wicked messed up after he tried to partition his HDD. I have the recovery partition sort of back where it belongs. he created a ghost image of the recovery partition with ghost before he started making a mess but it will not boot. this HDD was completely formated when I got it and I rebuilt the 2 partitions below, but their prolly wrong.

Right now the PC has 2 partitions.

C: Presairo

D: Presairo_rp

F10 will not start the compaq restore console. When I try going to it at the OS selection it gives me a hal.dll missing or corrupt error. I have run fdisk /mbr, Fixboot, FixMBR bootcfg /rebuild and it still does the same.

Its got to be something stupid im not thinking of.

anyone have an idea? anyone have the restore dvd, lol?

A:Compaq Restore Partition Problem

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I own a compaq presario that runs on vista.It has a factory image from which you can recover the comp to factory shipped condition.
A while ago, I did indeed recover my comp to factory shipped condition.I`m curious as to what happens to the old hardrive after recovery.

I noticed the size of my factory image grew since I recovered computer.I did not backup my files that were on the hardrive before so shouldn`t the factory image be the same size as it was before the recovery?

So here`s the question more clearly.

#1: Are the previous files from the old harddrive(before recovery) on the factory partition?(I chose not to back them up during the recovery)

#2: Why`d the factory image file size grow?

#3: Is it safe to defrag the factory image?

#4: what is the default file size of the factory image for hp compaq presario?

#5: If possible, how would I reduce the current file size of the factory image?(without disabling restore points or having restore points go somewhere else as that would only prevent the image from growing larger but wouldn`t lower the file size of the current image.)

Thnx alot for your time, Gd

A:Compaq Presario Factory Partition Q+A!

1) No, a full destructive recovery eliminates all the previous info on the system partition and restores to factory using the recovery image. I wonder if this is the first time restoring to factory settings? Maybe there is some amount of extraction from the image going on and would account for the increase in size.
2) If not for the possible reason in 1, I don't know why it would increase in disk usage
3) It is safe to defrag but also pointless since the image and maybe a few associated files are not going to be fragmented on the recovery partition.
4)The Vista factory image partition of my HP Pavilion is 11.1 Gigs with 1.5 gigs free. There won't be a default size since some come packed with more junk than others but you should be in the ballpark, give or take a few gigs.

5)You are not going to reduce the size of the image. Any tinkering with it will most likely break it. What you can do, that I sometimes did in the past when I needed or wanted the space, was to make Factory recovery DVDs from the image (there will be a program on your system to do that) and then wipe out that partition and add it to another partition. Then if its ever needed, you can use the recovery DVDs to restore both the image partition,which it does first, and then the factory install. I don't really do that any more since there's usually plenty of space for everything. The exception in the last couple of years (actually its about 4 years ago now) was when a recovery partition was a... Read more

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Running ME on a Compaq 5000. I've reset my pc about 3 times already (to get rid of junk and start factory fresh). For some reason, when I insert the Compaq Recovery CD (CQRCD) into the drive and start the pc, ideally, it'll take me to a 5 option blue screen where I can create an emergency diskette, disk backup...and factory restore (option 4). Before, I simply chose option 4 and within 30 minutes, pc is reset. However, now it's stating that I need to have the CQRCD cd in order to perform a system's already in the drive... . Yes, the cd drive is working just fine, for if it didn't recognize it had a cd it would load up windows normally. Thank You.

A:Compaq recovery what???

Closing duplicate, please reply here:


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I have a Compaq Presario S6300nx with Windows XP. My hard drive started making a lot of noise about a week ago. I got an external hard drive and saved all my files to it Yesterday the hard drive made a loud chatter and everything froze. I can not reboot. I have the recovery disks and have used them before to restore this computer.

If I install a new hard drive, will I be able to use the recovery disks to load the XP opperating system? Do I just turn the computer on with the new drive and load the first disk? Is there anything I should be looking for as far as compatability goes with a new hard drive?

Thanks for any help.

A:Compaq Recovery help.

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I have a compaq presario cq5500f desktop. It has windows vista home premium. I decided to restore the system before giving it to someone. I created recovery discs from the options within the system. I was able to run recovery but upon the first boot it gave a configuration error (code purple). I researched this and discovered a possible cause would be due to a change of the motherboard. This system has never had anything replaced or worked on. So, I figured maybe it just didnt install correctly. I decided to recover using the discs i JUST made. It gives an error that the discs are not correct. Any ideas on how to get this system to recognize the discs it made for me originally? Thanks

A:Compaq recovery

Hello robertson03Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================This is not a malware issue it is a Windows issue.Please post a thread about it here > will get you sorted from there.

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