|03 Jun 2012||#1|
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Create HP Recovery Partition
I have seen this thread: request: HP Recovery partition/dvd of Windows 7. I want to make a recovery partition on a clean install of windows 7. This is what I did:
1. Download HP Recovery Manager for Windows Vista
2. Install it.
3. Go to C:\Windows\SMINST\RAMDSK\Windows\SYSTEM32
4. Run Shrink.exe
Before when I ran it it said it couldn't create a recovery partition. To run it asks me to click next when it says "This installer will create a recovery partition and an initial restore point" and I did. But now when I run it as administrator it says its verifying the file system and it says it is preparing the harddrive for recovery partition creation and gives me an error : "Resizing of the windows partition failed or the disk is not recognized!The recovery partition cannot be created.you may try to delete files i the Windows partition, defragment the drive and/opr use a 3rd party tool to reduce the windows partition in size.". I tried everything.
On the screen it gives me the error it said it will restart the PC in a few seconds and it counts down and it shows click finish to restart. When I wait or click finish it just closes and does not restart my computer.
I reinstalled it lots of times.
In Shrink.exe.log it says this:
__________________________________________________________________________________________ Shrink.EXE - 4, 0, 2, 59 - Compiled on Feb 7 2007 14:08:38 - Executed on May 16 2012 19:26:18 UP is C:\ RP Extra size=0 MB CGen::GetDirSize : ENTER CGen::GetDirSize(CString strDir=C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RPFiles) CGen::GetDirSize : RETURNED 0 Size of [C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RPFiles]=0 (0 MB) . - 0 (0 MB) .. - 0 (0 MB) install.wim - 2188587580 (2087 MB) Size of [C:\System Recovery\PRELOAD]=2188587580 (2087 MB) CDisk::CloseDiskInformation : ENTER CDisk::CloseDiskInformation() CDisk::CloseDiskInformation : EXIT GetRPSize=3971166780 (3787 MB) RP Size : 3787 UP locked 001-Estimated RP size=-1 MB CDisk::CloseDiskInformation : ENTER CDisk::CloseDiskInformation() CDisk::CloseDiskInformation : EXIT -> 16/05/2012 - 19:26:30
Any help will be appreciated.
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|03 Jun 2012||#2|
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Why do you want a Recovery partition on the same HD, which can fail and lose the ability to recover.
A much better plan is to save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you can reimage with the Windows 7 boot CD/DVD in 20 minutes to the same or a replacement HD.
I would also consider with HP getting a far superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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