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Windows 7: Recovery partition is removed

05 Mar 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Did you run the Partition Wizard recovery wizard to see if it could find the Recovery partition which was deleted?

You were told that if nothing had overwritten the space it was in that it might still be recoverable using that Wizard.


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05 Mar 2012   #12
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

thanks .. i have managed space wid easeus and made 3 partitions primary and 2 logical .. see the shot below::
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1.is there any problem in making logical drives and storing data on them?????
2.can i install other operating sys.(windows 8 or linux) on prateek H logical drive?????


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05 Mar 2012   #13
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you run the Partition Wizard recovery wizard to see if it could find the Recovery partition which was deleted?

You were told that if nothing had overwritten the space it was in that it might still be recoverable using that Wizard.
yepp.. i ran partition wizard but it did not locate the Recovery partition.. is there any chances left for the recovery partition!!!?????
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05 Mar 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

No unfortunately it isn't recoverable once you overwrite it.

The System D partition was once your System Reserved partition to boot Win7, but it has been cut out by Repairs which have moved the System boot files into C now - which is fine, but I wanted you to know D is no longer needed if you ever want to delete it and recover the space into C. However you may need to run Repairs afterwards whenever you resize on the boot sector of the HD.

You can try installing another OS on a Logical partition as Windows will normally place it's boot files on the first-installed OS to configure a Multi-boot. In this case since Win7 is on a Primary it can accept the boot files.

If the OS you try to install will not install then we can help you convert the Logical to Primary, which is why I brought up that eventually you may want to reclaim D so you can use your third Primary elsewhere.
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05 Mar 2012   #15
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No unfortunately it isn't recoverable once you overwrite it.

The System D partition was once your System Reserved partition to boot Win7, but it has been cut out by Repairs which have moved the System boot files into C now - which is fine, but I wanted you to know D is no longer needed if you ever want to delete it and recover the space into C. However you may need to run Repairs afterwards whenever you resize on the boot sector of the HD.

You can try installing another OS on a Logical partition as Windows will normally place it's boot files on the first-installed OS to configure a Multi-boot. In this case since Win7 is on a Primary it can accept the boot files.

If the OS you try to install will not install then we can help you convert the Logical to Primary, which is why I brought up that eventually you may want to reclaim D so you can use your third Primary elsewhere.
thank u ,, so i can delete the system D drive,,but many people told that it contains the boot files.. please see the screen shot.. in this system D has something which occupying some Mbs , but there are no files on opening this drive... please explain me ..


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05 Mar 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

The files are hidden and can only be seen by unhiding System Files in Control Panel>File Options>View. But we know they are not being used because the System flag is now on C which means the System files which are booting Win7 are without doubt there - likely written there during a Startup Repair when C was somehow marked Active. (The installer or Startup Repair write the System boot files to the first marked-Active partition).

You don't need to delete it until you find out if you can install a second OS to the Logical partition, which is highly likely since a second Windows OS will write its boot files to the first-installed OS which is Primary. Only the boot files must be on a Primary partition.

The near-death experience you had with Win7 by allowing Disk Mgmt to convert to Dynamic will hopefully teach you to not jump until you are guided in the future. We have more experience with these issues here than the other help sites so be sure to ask back first for the exact steps.
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05 Mar 2012   #17
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The files are hidden and can only be seen by unhiding System Files in Control Panel>File Options>View. But we know they are not being used because the System flag is now on C which means the System files which are booting Win7 are without doubt there - likely written there during a Startup Repair when C was somehow marked Active. (The installer or Startup Repair write the System boot files to the first marked-Active partition).

You don't need to delete it until you find out if you can install a second OS to the Logical partition, which is highly likely since a second Windows OS will write its boot files to the first-installed OS which is Primary. Only the boot files must be on a Primary partition.

The near-death experience you had with Win7 by allowing Disk Mgmt to convert to Dynamic will hopefully teach you to not jump until you are guided in the future. We have more experience with these issues here than the other help sites so be sure to ask back first for the exact steps.
yes you are right ,, just i was little curious.. thank u very much again sir..
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05 Mar 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

You're most welcome, and my compliments on your abilities in handling the steps given which are highly complicated and some of the most advanced operations done here.
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06 Mar 2012   #19
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're most welcome, and my compliments on your abilities in handling the steps given which are highly complicated and some of the most advanced operations done here.
i made a system image of drive C and system D on drive G , a folder named WindowsImageBackup is created.. and also i have changed the attribute of this folder to hidden.. on critical conditions or if windows corrupted or if there is any problem with hard disk Will i be able to restore the system with this hidden folder of WindowsImageBackup with the help of System Repair Disc when booting with it...


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06 Mar 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

I would work on getting an external HD to store the backup image in case of HD failure.

I would also not change anything about the image except if necessary to move it into a folder for storage if another WindowsImageBackup folder is needed to be placed on the external. You must then move it back into the root of the external for it to be detected by the booted Repair CD or Win7 DVD Recovery.

Anything else you change may make it undetectable when needed.

You'll gain more flexibility using free Macrium - Image your system
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