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Windows 7: How to transfer OEM Recovery Partition to a new hard drive?

12 Sep 2012   #1
jackgan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to transfer OEM Recovery Partition to a new hard drive?

I run the system recovery with the build in recovery partition from Sony but the installation cannot be completed due to the hard disk failure. I want to replace with a new hard drive but also want to keep the original recovery partition because there is some useful software that is included. I have a external adapter to connect my hard drive through USB to my computer and have a software to recover the data in the recovery partition. Is anyone know what to do?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Sep 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jackgan,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Did you make the Sony recovery DVDs? Yes/No

Also need you to help us to help you by carrying out the following:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Ø Manufacturer and Model OR Custom build.
Ø ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

With Speccy, you can select with your mouse/touchpad info from the display
and paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

=====================================

I'll await the system specs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #3
jackgan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
jackgan,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Did you make the Sony recovery DVDs? Yes/No

Also need you to help us to help you by carrying out the following:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Ø Manufacturer and Model OR Custom build.
Ø ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

With Speccy, you can select with your mouse/touchpad info from the display
and paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

=====================================

I'll await the system specs.
I had update the system spec but not completely because I am using another laptop. No I do not have the recovery DVD. Is it possible to make it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Sep 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jackgan,
I'll await specs which reflect the computer in question.
karl
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #5
jackgan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
jackgan,
I'll await specs which reflect the computer in question.
karl
That's the best I can do now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'll await the full system specs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #7
jackgan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I'll await the full system specs.
How about now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Jackgan,
Good.

Here is how to recovery discs for your Sony:
How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.

Sony Drivers
Sony eSupport - VAIO® Laptop Computers - Select Your Model

======================================
Now I suggest first running chkdsk on each "drive" on your hard disk.

Go to an elevated command prompt and type following command, followed by hitting the Enter key:

CHKDSK X: /R

You substitute you actual drive letter where I have X

Go To an Elevated Command Prompt


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator

WIN | type CMD.EXE | do not hit Enter |
in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on CMD.EXE |
choose "Run as administrator" |

Click on the YES button (if such appears)

WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top

for the guru:
WIN | type CMD.EXE | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #9
jackgan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Jackgan,
Good.

Here is how to recovery discs for your Sony:
How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.

Sony Drivers
Sony eSupport - VAIO® Laptop Computers - Select Your Model

======================================
Now I suggest first running chkdsk on each "drive" on your hard disk.

Go to an elevated command prompt and type following command, followed by hitting the Enter key:

CHKDSK X: /R

You substitute you actual drive letter where I have X

Go To an Elevated Command Prompt


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator

WIN | type CMD.EXE | do not hit Enter |
in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on CMD.EXE |
choose "Run as administrator" |

Click on the YES button (if such appears)

WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top

for the guru:
WIN | type CMD.EXE | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
As I mention earlier, my hard drive is corrupted and having problem to boot into windows. I am actually looking for a way to transfer or create a new OEM recovery partition to a new hard drive. I just wonder if there is a way to do it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jack,
Where do you think that recovery partition is?

That recovery partition is on your hard disk.

If the partition is defective, then a copy will be defective.

Since you say that you can not run CHKDSK, then
you need to run SeaGate Tools For Dos from a CD disc.
You boot up the CD disc. You run the extended test.

Seagate for DOS tutorial

Seagate Sea Tools Disk Diagnostic Tool

Seagate SeaTools for DOS download
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