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Windows 7: Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Recovery Not Working - Remove?


17 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 - Windows XP Professional - Ubuntu 12.04
 
 
Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Recovery Not Working - Remove?

I have a Samsung RV510 laptop that came installed with Samsung Recovery Solution 5. I had installed Ubuntu, didn't like it on this laptop, uninstalled it, fix mbr and boot, and I am back on to just Windows 7 Home Edition x64. I am having a problem where Samsung Recovery Solution 5 (SRS5), is simply saying "Error, recovery partition of the computer not found." So I can't use SRS5. When I start up the computer and press F4 or F5 to open it... (whichever one), it pauses at a blank screen, and continues with the windows installation. I used EaseUS Partition Manager Home Edition to check to make sure that the Recovery partition is still there...it is. I tried making it logical and primary, I also tried changing the name so that it would recognize it better, it didn't. So now I ask if there is any way for me to fix this. If not, is there a way to delete that partition and is that safe for Windows if I delete that one partition. Or, should I just leave it how it is. I just want to get back some of that 20g of hard drive space if the partition is useless now.

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17 Sep 2012   #2
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Did you make Recovery DIsks when you set up the PC so you have a backup method?

You can try adding Recovery partition to a boot menu to boot it using this method: Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD.

If that won't work then you can contact Samsung to order Recovery Disks, or consider wiping the HD of the useless Recovery and Tools partitions to get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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18 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 - Windows XP Professional - Ubuntu 12.04
 
 

Well yes, okay listen. I have the recovery cd for windows that came with my computer, but the F8 does not work, like you link said. If I mark the partition of Recovery Active, can I still boot into Windows? I do not need to back up my computer right now, but I would like to get this done as soon as possible so when the time comes, I can backup without the cd. Basically I want to try and get the SRS5 working again on my computer in Normal Windows mode, so that it can backup and such. If I mark that partition as active, will that halt the possibilities of using the regular Windows 7 GUI?
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18 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

What do you mean you have a recovery CD? Is it a Windows 7 reinstallation DVD or a set of Samsung Recovery disks that include all of the corrupting bloatware, too?

You can try those steps when you are ready to run Recovery, to see if they will work.

But if F8 will not work then you've likely messed up your bootloader with GRUB during the Ubuntu install.

I would save a Windows 7 backup image then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If it's a Reinstallation DVD that says SP1 on it then you can use it, otherwise use the one in the tutorial.

If after following the steps to get a perfect Clean REinstall you are not happy with it then you can reimage the HD with your backup and try the Samsung Recovery - a lot of trouble to restore a bunch of crapware and useless duplicate utilities.
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19 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 - Windows XP Professional - Ubuntu 12.04
 
 

Okay I see your point. I get that, but you still have not answered my initial question.

IF I DELETE THE SAMSUNG_REC PARTITION THAT IS USED TO LOAD SRS5, WILL THAT AFFECT THE STABILITY OF WINDOWS 7? I want to reclaim the 20 gigs that the useless SRS5 is using on my computer. If that partition is gone and I move that space back to the windows partition, will it affect windows loading?

Sorry for my caps, but its just that this was my initial base question!
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19 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 - Windows XP Professional - Ubuntu 12.04
 
 

and yes, it is the windows reinstallation disk, but thats not what im looking for.
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19 Sep 2012   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zachattack View Post
Okay I see your point. I get that, but you still have not answered my initial question.

IF I DELETE THE SAMSUNG_REC PARTITION THAT IS USED TO LOAD SRS5, WILL THAT AFFECT THE STABILITY OF WINDOWS 7? I want to reclaim the 20 gigs that the useless SRS5 is using on my computer. If that partition is gone and I move that space back to the windows partition, will it affect windows loading?

Sorry for my caps, but its just that this was my initial base question!
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We cannot tell you if deleting Recovery partition will affect Windows 7 until we see a screenshot of the maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using the Snipping TOol in Start Menu - attach using paper clip in reply box.

If it is not marked System Active then it shouldn't affect anything.

I hesitated because of an epic thread here that is still one of the top Samsung google results, in which Nicole felt she was given the go-ahead to delete the partition. After Clean Reinstall some features were left dysfunctional, but she could not reapply her Recovery image because the small enabling partition (on some Samsungs) had been deleted. Samsung would not help her at all. The solution was to make the DVD's and not an external image.
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19 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 - Windows XP Professional - Ubuntu 12.04
 
 

Okay thanks, sorry, I just got irritated there. Thank you for your help. I am positive that it is not marked active because that is one reason why I think it will not boot. The EasyUS Partition Master I use has the availability to mark it active if I wanted:


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19 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey zachattack; If you delete the recovery partition it will have no affect on the stability of windows. However; if you do delete the recovery partition, you will have no way of resetting the computer to factory condition.

Alternatively, you could download the ISO image and burn it to a disc and use that to reinstall the OS using your OEM product key code form the laptop.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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19 Sep 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

You can delete it if you want but I'd make your Recovery disks first if you have that option in All Programs.

Then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to move D over and/or Resize either C or D: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help. PW CD is the only partition manager besides Disk Mgmt which will never fail with data loss.
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