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Windows 7: System recovery partition gone or not? Help


26 Aug 2011   #1

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
System recovery partition gone or not? Help

Trouble seeing system recovery partition in my computer but seeing it in disk management, after partition deletion after an install ubuntu on a seperate partition that was created off my primary partition and didnt like (ubuntu) it so i deleted the partition it was on. I see the recovery partition in disk management but i used to see it in my computer and I dont see it anymore, and when I press f8 on startup to try and do a system recovery (which i dont need now but want to make sure its still actually there) i cant seem to find the option?

Here is a pic showing its there. but ive tried f8 and o and still cant seem to find it




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26 Aug 2011   #2
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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping TOol in Start Menu.

GRUB bootloader may have overwritten the hotlink to run Factory Recovery from boot. Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

If the link is not there, you can back up your files, mark Recovery Active to see if it will reboot into it: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two).

If not return the Active flag to the current System Active partition.

This is why we are supposed to make our Recovery Disks up front. If you haven't you can order them from Toshiba tech support, or use a Windows 7 installation DVD for your version if need arises to reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

You should have the DVD or at least a Repair CD for repairs if Windows 7 stops booting: System Repair Disc - Create
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26 Aug 2011   #3

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26 Aug 2011   #4

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping TOol in Start Menu.


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27 Aug 2011   #5
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I would boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few more times to get System flag on the Recov partition.
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27 Aug 2011   #6

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Maybe I'm totally wrong (wouldn't be the first time) but that recovery partition looks like it might have been damaged. It's only 1.46GB. Most of the recovery partitions I've seen are about 10-15GB. Can a partition that small still be usable?
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27 Aug 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few more times to get System flag on the Recov partition.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Maybe I'm totally wrong (wouldn't be the first time) but that recovery partition looks like it might have been damaged. It's only 1.46GB. Most of the recovery partitions I've seen are about 10-15GB. Can a partition that small still be usable?
The partition has been damaged by LINUX being installed.
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27 Aug 2011   #8
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


To be completely sure all the Grub/Linux code is gone, I would suggest a partition-specific wipe of the "Recovery" partition using the free Partition Wizard boot CD Option Two in this first tutorial linked below.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD


Then after the wipe create that "Raw" space as the Windows 7 System Reserved Primary partition and mark it Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs to (re)create the Windows System boot files to the new SysResv or you can mark the Windows 7 Partition active and make that the "System" partition, have a look through this tutorial linked below.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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27 Aug 2011   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Maybe I'm totally wrong (wouldn't be the first time) but that recovery partition looks like it might have been damaged. It's only 1.46GB. Most of the recovery partitions I've seen are about 10-15GB. Can a partition that small still be usable?
Good catch, Lee. It doesn't look like Recov is functional. As suggested you can test it by trying to cue up factory Recovery or make Recovery Disks: Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

If not then you can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to delete Recovery, Resize Windows 7 into its space, mark Windows 7 partition Active, then run 3 Startup Repairs to write the System boot files correctly to Windows 7. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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27 Aug 2011   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post



If not then you can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to delete Recovery, Resize Windows 7 into its space, mark Windows 7 partition Active, then run 3 Startup Repairs to write the System boot files correctly to Windows 7. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

This tutorial shows how best to recover that space into the left side of the Windows 7 partition.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

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