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Windows 7: Hard drive made unusable or possibly currupted by system restore?

11 Apr 2012   #1
wes44

windows 7 home 32
 
 
Hard drive made unusable or possibly currupted by system restore?

Hopefully im in the right place for this sorry if im not. I've used system restore images a lot and im familiar with troubleshooting on my computer. A few days ago i was getting a lot of network errors with dchp and dns leases and i don't know anything about them, google wasn't helping, so i decided to do a system recovery with the built in Tool hp has. I think something went wrong or did i have a drive failure?

i have 39.3 GB free of 285gb
pagefile.sys seems to be 195gb big
factory image drive D has 1.53gb of 10.8GB


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11 Apr 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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so i decided to do a system recovery with the built in Tool hp has=>You mean restore using recovery partition? So you wanna go back to initial installation when you bought it?

pagefile.sys seems to be 195gb big=>close to impossible. But you can delete it if you want

factory image drive D has 1.53gb of 10.8GB =>1.53GB used or 1.53GB free?

What is situation now? Did factory restore fail or succeed?
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11 Apr 2012   #3
wes44

windows 7 home 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
so i decided to do a system recovery with the built in Tool hp has=>You mean restore using recovery partition? So you wanna go back to initial installation when you bought it?

pagefile.sys seems to be 195gb big=>close to impossible. But you can delete it if you want

factory image drive D has 1.53gb of 10.8GB =>1.53GB used or 1.53GB free?

What is situation now? Did factory restore fail or succeed?
alright sorry, (D is 1.53gb free and when i moused over pagefile.sys thats what it told me on the description box below. My problem is the 240gb being unusable when my computer is fresh out of system recovery with no files and i cant figure out why

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11 Apr 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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factory image drive D has 1.53gb of 10.8GB =>Is normal I suppose
Change Virtual Memory/PageFile Size in Windows 7
Hey!
Here is a way to increase the Virtual memory or Page file on your Windows 7 Computer :
  • Go to control panel>system and security>system
  • Click on advanced tab
  • In the performance section click on settings
  • Again click on Advanced > click on Change in the Virtual Memory section
  • Change the virtual memory [pagefile size]. Set to automatic
  • restart your computer
All the best!
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11 Apr 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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11 Apr 2012   #6
wes44

windows 7 home 32
 
 

after 6 hours on google, talking to HP on the phone and trying to get ahold of some repair discs you fixed it all in 1 post. tyvm 246gb free (:
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11 Apr 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wes44 View Post
after 6 hours on google, talking to HP on the phone and trying to get ahold of some repair discs you fixed it all in 1 post. tyvm 246gb free (:
Glad you fixed it. Was pagefile set to fixed size so 195GB?
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11 Apr 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

  • Finding large files isn't that difficult.
  • To find the purpose of pagfile.sys isn't difficult as well.
  • How to modify pagefile size can be found on many sites. And HP should know how without even searching!
But there is an error is the HP recovery partition if this large pagefile is default after installation!
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11 Apr 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
A few days ago i was getting a lot of network errors with dchp and dns leases and i don't know anything about them,...
Those problems are fixed as well?
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11 Apr 2012   #10
wes44

windows 7 home 32
 
 

yeah, my computer was acting as its own server for the other computers on my network.
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