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Windows 7: Reformatting a drive

27 Jan 2013   #31
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

@Gregrocker That was a reply to ADDram. Posted my answers to your questions right after. (Trying to Quote messages but it's not working. )


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27 Jan 2013   #32
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

@Gregrocker Btw, this is a netbook so I don't have CD/DVD. Can't store back up in a disc.
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27 Jan 2013   #33
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gumption View Post
@Gregrocker That was a reply to ADDram. Posted my answers to your questions right after. (Trying to Quote messages but it's not working. )
I got ya, and you are quite welcome.
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27 Jan 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

In summary:

Nothing except Lenovo Factory Recovery should be in D. We need to see a screenshot of its contents to help you Delete anything else and then you must stop writing to it if you want Recovery to work when needed. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Once Recovery is cleaned out make your Recovery media to see if it still works and have a backup of the Factory Recovery. How do I recover my system using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

If it won't generate Recovery media then it probably won't run, but you can try to queue it up from Win7 or from boot to test this following steps in tutorial above. If it won't run or boot then you can delete it as well as the OEM partition at the end of the HD which steps I gave you earlier.

If you are going to use Win7 backup, you must store it externally to an external or another HD, another PC on the network, or use another method such as http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-re...ml#post2269172. Only if the Recovery partition won't run will there be space there to make a partition to store your backup.
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27 Jan 2013   #35
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Didn't the problem start when you backed up to D: drive the first time ? The backup file was to big for the available space on D : drive !
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27 Jan 2013   #36
gregrocker

 

Hi Doc. You remember six hours ago when you asked for the screenshot so we could sort D for him? I do. He said he'd deleted Recovery.

Now he says he didn't, cleaned out backups in D but is saving another backup to it. Go figure.

Can you take us back in time to pretend this never happened?

There are three threads like this going right now. I'm beginning to suspect it's the Jerky Boys. But it might be the full moon.
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27 Jan 2013   #37
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

@Gregrocker It isn't nonsense. More about the mode of exchange. We're not talking real-time so some delay is to be expected.

(I have deleted it. What was it that made you think otherwise? And I was sleeping that's why my reply came late. What was suppose to be an hour turned into an all-nighter. Was a little tired and frustrated of trying to do things on my own so I came here. Problem was I didn't understand half the things you guys were saying and I was pretty tired so I decided to rest.) 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.

(Trying to send screenshot of D but can't load the page ) 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.

(I think my computer is set to run scheduled backups. I had just deleted the files when a message from the action center came up. And now it's telling me that it can't finish due to lack of disc space. So am reading about Managing disc space. So, forgive me for asking again. Where should I store my back up?) 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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27 Jan 2013   #38
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Didn't the problem start when you backed up to D: drive the first time ? The backup file was to big for the available space on D : drive !
I know. Wanna put it somewhere else but don't know where.
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27 Jan 2013   #39
Gumption

WinXP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi Doc. You remember six hours ago when you asked for the screenshot so we could sort D for him? I do. He said he'd deleted Recovery.

Now he says he didn't, cleaned out backups in D but is saving another backup to it. Go figure.

Can you take us back in time to pretend this never happened?

There are three threads like this going right now. I'm beginning to suspect it's the Jerky Boys. But it might be the full moon.
I'm not a he.
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27 Jan 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

She.

BTW I stayed in on my Saturday night to help you, concerned that you might have run into problems.
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