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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron N5110 has missing recovery partition.

28 Jun 2012   #1

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Dell Inspiron N5110 has missing recovery partition.

When going to update using Dells data safe it says missing recovery partition. Is there anyway I can create it without losing any data/files already on laptop. Thanks guys

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28 Jun 2012   #2
Azo

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Solution Proposed !

Well the problem is actually on Dell's part not yours and is rather easy to solve. Actually the recovery partiton is hidden so the old version of Data Safe is unable to detect it. Let's solve this problem niw:

1. Open MyComputer, Click on C: drive.
2. Open Program Files (x86)/Dell DataSafe Local Backup/Components/DSUpdate
3. Click DSUpdate (an .exe file shown as type "Application") (You must be connected to internet)

4. It will update from version 9.4.40 to 9.4.4x (where x > 0)

5. It did something with the partition.
6. It will tell you to "reboot". Restart the laptop.
7. Then launch Dell DataSafe Local Backup.
8. This new version will detect the partition and enable you to make recovery discs.
9. You will need two DVD's and it will take approx one hour to create the recovery discs.


Hope this helps !
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28 Jun 2012   #3

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To see if Azo is correct (that the Recovery partition is simply hidden) you could open Disk Management and see if the Recovery partition is still showing. If it's not, it's most likely no longer on your hard drive.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

If the Recovery partition is no longer on the hard drive it's probably not going to be possible to recreate it according to this Dell forum member. (Fireberd is also a Seven Forums member and very knowledgeable about all things Dell.)

Inspiron N5110 - restore to factory defaults !! BIG PROBLEM - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
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28 Jun 2012   #4
Azo

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Most correct marsmimar. I forgot that possibility. Thanks for the reply !
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28 Jun 2012   #5

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I can only find Program File (x86) not (x686)

Also In computer management I see Disk 0.....and in a box it says.....WINDOWS (c) 596.17 GB NTSF Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
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28 Jun 2012   #6
Azo

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Sorry that's x86 actually. My typo.
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28 Jun 2012   #7

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I clicked on everything as you have said but nothing happens!
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28 Jun 2012   #8
Azo

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28 Jun 2012   #9

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Hi, AZO that link just took me too the main windows 7 forum menu.....it does not actually dictate what I am supposed to be viewing to help me
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28 Jun 2012   #10
Azo

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Link edited. Try out now !
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