Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help, Installed Win7 on Recovery Partition and Primary, Crashes Alot

02 Jan 2014   #1
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Help, Installed Win7 on Recovery Partition and Primary, Crashes Alot

I accidently installed win 7 ultimate on recovery partition 15gb and it is marked as Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition). I also Have win 7 installed on the larger partition 1tb and it is marked as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition). I think I installed win 7 on recovery first. I am having frequent BSOD where the screen freezes with horizontal lines. (I won't bother uploading crash dump data cause that leads no where. I am on dell inspirion one 2305 and I believe it might have something to do with a loose SATA cable.) In any case I would like to mark the larger partition as the system and format the recovery. Could this maybe solve the crashing problem?

Help, Installed Win7 on Recovery Partition and Primary, Crashes Alot-untitled.jpg




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jan 2014   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJGOA View Post
I accidently installed win 7 ultimate on recovery partition 15gb and it is marked as Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition). I also Have win 7 installed on the larger partition 1tb and it is marked as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition). I think I installed win 7 on recovery first. I am having frequent BSOD where the screen freezes with horizontal lines. (I won't bother uploading crash dump data cause that leads no where. I am on dell inspirion one 2305 and I believe it might have something to do with a loose SATA cable.) In any case I would like to mark the larger partition as the system and format the recovery. Could this maybe solve the crashing problem?

Attachment 299968
Hi TJGOA,

Have you tried booting the system with the C: drive and check if you can format the system using disk management.

You could also boot the system using a disk and then format the recovery partition:

Command Prompt at Startup

Partition or Volume - Delete

And best would be if you have the data backup then clean the complete disk and clean install windows now, as recovery partition is already corrupt now and would be of no use.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Clean Install Windows 7

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

How did you install win7 on the 15GB recovery partition? Normally that partition has about 14GB of data (used to recover the C stuff). In the small amount of free space it's impossible to install win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jan 2014   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
How did you install win7 on the 15GB recovery partition? Normally that partition has about 14GB of data (used to recover the C stuff). In the small amount of free space it's impossible to install win7.
Hi Kaktussoft,

I believe OP must have format the recovery partition instead of the OS one and then reinstalled OS on the wrong partition.

If that would be the case I doubt there is a way to restore the recovery partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help, Installed Win7 on Recovery Partition and Primary, Crashes Alot




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Re-Installed Windows 7 using recovery partition, system is slow now
Hi, I re-installed Windows 7 using Dell recovery partition, but I think my laptop has become a bit slower now :confused: When I start windows, after Windows7 start logo, i get a black screen for about 20-40 seconds, then a black screen with cursor for around 10-15 seconds and then I get the login...
General Discussion
Win7 Help Switch Primary/System Partition + Format
Hi, I've had this issue for a while now. I have Windows 7 32bit ultimate with 1 hdd with 2 partitions both windows 7, both have files etc. my C drive is primary with 200gb (This is the one that i need) and a D drive system partition of 800gb (this one i need to format) basically i cannot have the...
General Discussion
Win7, XP Dual boot- Install OS's to logical or primary partition? Pro
Win7, XP Dual boot- Install OS's to logical or primary partition? Pros and Cons As many of you know here some versions of Win7 create a "100 /200mb System Reserved" partition which the Win7 installer installs the boot files to. (Because of this Win7, XP don't "have to" be on a primary...
Installation & Setup
Accidentally installed windows 7 on my Recovery Partition D:\
Hi Can someone please help me? I have a Dell Studio laptop, and recently tried to reformat it by reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. However, I made a mistake and reinstalled Windows 7 on the Recovery Partition. Because of this, when I started up my computer I got two Windows 7 boot...
Installation & Setup
Accidently Installed Win7 to Recovery \:D
I accidentally installed Win7 to Recovery \:D instead of :C. Once I caught my error, I installed Win7 no problem to :C, but :D is now almost full and I figure it shouldn't be. Plus, when I boot up, I get the black and white screen asking which Win7 I want to boot up. Can someone tell me what I...
Installation & Setup
Making the partition Seven is installed on "Primary"
I installed Seven on a partitioned 320gb Hard drive on my Dell Laptop. Unfortunately being a novice I didn't nominate the partition as my "Primary" drive. I now have decided to get rid of XP home on the other partition and go for the "virtual" option. Seven has proven to be very stable and I really...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:14.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App