|23 Jul 2013||#1|
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Enabling Recovery Partition
When I first got my laptop it had the following partitions
1. System reserved (200mb)
4. System Recovery.
Partition C: had the operating system installed to it, as well as a load of bloatware. D: is formatted as a document storage partition. When I reinstalled a clean version of windows I formatted the C: partition and installed windows on there. There was a warning at this point that I didn't recognise, something about GPT? I went ahead and it installed fine.
But now I'd like to use the System Recovery partition to reinstall the factory setup back to C:. The option that is recommended by Asus is to press F9 and select EMS but this has disappeared probably due to my reinstall on the C: partition.
I've had a look at the disk with computer management and with DiskPart and have come up with the attached files, so how do I get it to boot the system recovery partition?
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|23 Jul 2013||#9|
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You don't need drivers from the factory image to Clean Reinstall if that's the issue. Windows 7 is driver-complete in the installer and then when you run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3). The few drivers still missing can be found on the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model.
You should work with us to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since it's a specialty of these forums, gives you the best possible Windows 7 install while the Asus Factory Preinstall is one of the worst possible Windows 7 installs you can have.
If you still want to try to make Factory Recovery run after having reinstalled Windows 7 which may have broken the hotlink to run Factory Recovery, try again to reboot and tap the F9 key.
If this fails Mark the Recovery Partition Active then reboot and try the F9 key again. If this fails move the Active flag back to C or 100mb SysReserved if that's where it was.
It's also possible you can Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD from the current Windows 7 install.
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