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Windows 7: Mistakenly formatted recovery partition

02 Aug 2011   #1
hozyali

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Mistakenly formatted recovery partition

Hello,

I have HP laptop 4520s with windows 7 home premium 32bit.

By mistake I formatted the 2GB partition of HP recovery. The partition is there but just empty.

I want its data back or is there any other way to create it as a recovery partition again?

please help, I am a bit tense about this.

Thanks


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02 Aug 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi and welcome to the forums

here is a link to a well known program(free) have a read through and see if it will help Recuva - File Recovery Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
Recuva - Recovery from damaged or formatted disks

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Recovery from damaged or formatted disks

The dreaded hard drive crash. The file you forgot to backup before you reformatted a drive. The camera memory card with your holiday snaps that no longer works. Recuva can handle them too.
Windows (and other operating systems) uses a hidden index on hard drives, USB drives, and memory cards. Instead of having to search through the entire drive for a file you request, all it has to do is look it up in the index -- a much faster process.
Unfortunately, if the index is damaged, Windows can no longer find your files, even if the files themselves haven't been corrupted. That's where Recuva comes in.
Unlike Windows, Recuva scans all parts of a drive, looking for the bits that make up your files. If a drive's index has been damaged, chances are other parts of the drive may have been damaged too. Recuva will show you a list of files it has found on the drive, and give you an estimate of the likelihood of success of recovering them.
Similarly, when you format a drive (especially if you use the Quick Format option), Windows erases the hidden index but does not overwrite the existing files until you start saving new data to it. Recuva can still scan the drive's contents to find your files.
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02 Aug 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hozyali View Post
Hello,

I have HP laptop 4520s with windows 7 home premium 32bit.

By mistake I formatted the 2GB partition of HP recovery. The partition is there but just empty.

I want its data back or is there any other way to create it as a recovery partition again?

please help, I am a bit tense about this.

Thanks
Welcome to Windows seven Forums.

I take it you didn't create any recovery disks then?

If you have no joy with Recuva, you can buy a set of recovery disks via HP Support.

HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center

Also, if you do use Recuva, you'll need an external hard drive to save the recovered files to.
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02 Aug 2011   #4
hozyali

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Okay. I am just finished with Recuva with no luck. All it found was 4 images and they are useless.

For the other question, yes I have windows recovery CDs created already.

Please advise.

thanks
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02 Aug 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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02 Aug 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hozyali View Post
Okay. I am just finished with Recuva with no luck. All it found was 4 images and they are useless.

For the other question, yes I have windows recovery CDs created already.

Please advise.

thanks
Instructions for a factory restore from disk here:

How to Use an HP System Recovery Disc | Tech Tips on Salon.com

This will restore your computer to its factory state including a recovery partition on the hard drive.
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02 Aug 2011   #7
hozyali

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

well, that is what I don't want to do because I have a lot of data, software and everything else. I know recovery can take backup, but i just don't want to go in that at this moment.

Is there any risk of not having the recovery partition ?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hozyali View Post
Okay. I am just finished with Recuva with no luck. All it found was 4 images and they are useless.

For the other question, yes I have windows recovery CDs created already.

Please advise.

thanks
Instructions for a factory restore from disk here:

How to Use an HP System Recovery Disc | Tech Tips on Salon.com

This will restore your computer to its factory state including a recovery partition on the hard drive.
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02 Aug 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i would recover the system have you read brinks tutorial this will quide you How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7 >>> System Recovery Options
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02 Aug 2011   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

can you copy all important data to another drive/external ?
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02 Aug 2011   #10
hozyali

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
can you copy all important data to another drive/external ?
I can, but I have loads of data. its a pain for me
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