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Windows 7: Reformatting and reinstalling windows w/ Recovery


19 Jun 2012   #1

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Which partition option should I choose?

I have an Asus, K53E model. My PC has recently been infected with viruses and trojans and while I was able to get rid of some of them, I'm not sure if I got them all so I decided to completely wipe my Hard Drive.

I was going to do Asus Recovery from disk, but I only have one disk available so I decided to do with the Recovery partition. The instructions for the Recovery partition tell me that once I restore my PC to factory that I'll get three options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (25%) and "D" (75%).

I'm not really a tech-wiz so I'm not sure which option to choose. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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19 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Would really like some insight on this...
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19 Jun 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

The third option creates two partitions:

C: the OS
D: an empty data partition

There is also a hidden recovery partition.

I believe this is the default setup for the ASUS laptop - I'm currently setting one up now for a friend with that exact layout.

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Post a screen shot of an expanded Disk Management window please. Need that before we can give you any help with this.

To open Disk Management, press Windows key (next to left Ctrl key) +r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.
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19 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 



I'm in Safe Mode.
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19 Jun 2012   #6

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Hi,

From that image, your system is setup to the 2nd option (note there is no D: partition).

It doesn't really matter which option you choose, it depends entirely on how you want the recovered laptop to look once its been recovered.

Make sure you backup all your data before proceeding!

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

From that image, your system is setup to the 2nd option (note there is no D: partition).

It doesn't really matter which option you choose, it depends entirely on how you want the recovered laptop to look once its been recovered.

Make sure you backup all your data before proceeding!

Regards,
Golden
Thanks a lot, but what do you mean by "how you want the recovered laptop to look"?
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19 Jun 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

When you do a restore to factory setting, you are effectively reverting the laptop to the state that you bought it in. If you want the laptop to be restored with just a single partition (C) then choose option 2. If you want it to be restored with a C: and D: partition, then choose option 3.

The option you choose depends on how many paritions you want (that is what I meant by "look"). You can always modify it easily at a later stage if you like.

Don't forget to backup any user data as this will be lost once you restore the laptop.

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

When you do a restore to factory setting, you are effectively reverting the laptop to the state that you bought it in. If you want the laptop to be restored with just a single partition (C) then choose option 2. If you want it to be restored with a C: and D: partition, then choose option 3.

The option you choose depends on how many paritions you want (that is what I meant by "look"). You can always modify it easily at a later stage if you like.

Don't forget to backup any user data as this will be lost once you restore the laptop.

Regards,
Golden
So it doesn't matter which one I choose? Alright. Oh and, I installed an anti-virus that deleted some pretty important programs that came installed on my PC. When I restore it, those prgrams will be back, right?
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19 Jun 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

If those programs were part of the original state of the computer, then YES, they will be back. But...more importantly, why did the anti-virus software remove them......? Which anti-virus was it, and what were the programs called?

Regards,
Golden
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