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Windows 7: Reformatting a drive

26 Jan 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP

 

For the third time, have you made your Recovery Disks? You were urged to do this before deleting the Factory Recovery partition D. If you didn't then it's too late.

Since it's Lenovo the OEM partition is useless without the Recovery partition. You can delete it using the steps I gave you earlier. Then you can make a new storage partition in the space from both of those deleted partitions.

You were asked important questions which you ignored before merrily going on your way to delete the Recovery partition, not even bothering to interact with us about them. It's a little late now. I don't know why you asked for our help in the first place.

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27 Jan 2013   #22

WinXP 32bit
 
 

It was like that when I bought it...It's a recovery partition then?
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27 Jan 2013   #23
Microsoft MVP

 

How many times do we need to tell you that? You had options which you deleted along with it. Now I'd follow the steps given to recover the space for storage, or are you going to ignore those too?
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27 Jan 2013   #24

WinXP 32bit
 
 

@Gregrocker I wish this were a chat session. Not ignoring anything. Grateful for your help. I'm trying my best to keep up. Action center says that backing up is in progress. Though I don't know where it's being stored. Wait, I think I just have to check again. As to the steps you gave earlier, I'll admit it's kind of difficult to follow. I have to look up half the terms you guys are using...Really not ignoring anything.
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27 Jan 2013   #25

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

It`s ok, SOME PEOPLE just don`t realize that not everyone`s an expert at this stuff. Keep asking questions and we`ll be glad to help. Pay attention, take your time and read everything slowly and ask questions before you proceed if you`re not sure of something.
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27 Jan 2013   #26
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you make a partition in the space where the Recovery partition was deleted? Did you run Backup to store a backup image there? It should have asked you where you wanted to store it - were you paying attention?

Look in the partition in Computer. Is the backup folder there?
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27 Jan 2013   #27

WinXP 32bit
 
 

Thank you. Am still doing back up 'cause it's still hasn't finished.
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27 Jan 2013   #28
Microsoft MVP

 

What still hasn't finished? What does that have to do with answering my simple questions?
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27 Jan 2013   #29

WinXP 32bit
 
 

Did you make a partition in the space where the Recovery partition was deleted? (I did not. I just deleted the latest back up files like DocBrown said.)

Did you run Backup to store a backup image there? It should have asked you where you wanted to store it - were you paying attention? (Currently, reading something on managing disc space. It's currently set to Drive D. I'm not sure where to put the Back up. But based on what you guys are saying...

Add Ram: Leave D alone
Gregrocker: Create another partition in D -and that's where I should store it?

A little confused...Which is it?)

Look in the partition in Computer. Is the backup folder there? (I don't see a back up folder. Wait, I'll check again)
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27 Jan 2013   #30
Microsoft MVP

 

Six hours later you finally start answering the questions and we find out you haven't deleted the Recovery partition which you said you'd done.

No, there is no need to make a new partition there if you didnt' delete Recovery. I said that deleting Recovery was not necessary unless it won't run. But we were waiting hours ago to see requested screenshots of its contents so we could help you delete the files that aren't supposed to be there, and you posted back you'd deleted it.

Now you say you didn't delete it, that you deleted the backup out of it, but you're running another backup which is also writing to D? What kind of nonsense is this?
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