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Windows 7: ASUS AI Recovery Utility message: Partition does not exist.

30 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
ASUS AI Recovery Utility message: Partition does not exist.

Hi Seven Forums,

I have a problem with my Asus X52JK laptop.
Upon getting a new laptop and my sibling's laptop (conveniently) breaking down it was decided that I would give the X52 to her.

I backed up all of my personal files to an external HDD so no worries about retrieivng them. When I went to create the Recovery Discs through the utility mentioned in the title that all went smoothly and so I began the recovery process.

Booted from discs first and went through the moitons and when that was done I was expected the Windows 7 installation screen however I was greeted with my old login screen with user account still there.

I repeated the process with the same result then decided to check the Recovery Utility and says partition does not exist yet I used MiniTool Partition Wizard and the partition is in fact there. I have tried to use EasyBCD to get around this but with no luck. I have spent roughly 2 days on this problem.

So is there a remedy for this or will I just have to download a Windows 7 ISO and install that?

I appreciate any help I can get.

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30 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Asus know they have a problem with the Recovery Partition & A1 Recovery app.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nite10dnood View Post
This issue frustrated me for quite some, so I had to post this since I couldn't find the solution anywhere else. I also made a tutorial on youtube
ASUS AI Recovery burner fix: Partition does not exist - YouTube
because I tired looking there too for answers.
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30 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Asus know they have a problem with the Recovery Partition & A1 Recovery app.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nite10dnood View Post
This issue frustrated me for quite some, so I had to post this since I couldn't find the solution anywhere else. I also made a tutorial on youtube
ASUS AI Recovery burner fix: Partition does not exist - YouTube
because I tired looking there too for answers.
Thank you for replying theog.

I have actually tried that method but it does not work. My version of the AI Recovery Burner is a much older one even when updated and doesn't have the ChangeHD executable. I even forced an install with a specific version that has ChangeHD and it won't come up with a BackUp option at all.

At this point I'm considering doing a fresh install with a Windows 7 ISO and using the OEM product key. Any idea on ow to go about that?
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30 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM without the corrupting bloatware and useless factory utilties which have better versions built into Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7

Download the latest official ISO with SP1 here: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

Burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM without the corrupting bloatware and useless factory utilties which have better versions built into Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7

Download the latest official ISO with SP1 here: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

Burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.
Thank you for the link to the thread gregrocker.

I have backed up the tokens needed for for the fresh install and am currently in the process of creating the installion USB key. Will report back later on how it goes.
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31 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No activation or installation problems whatsoever, thanks for the help guys.
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