Can't open system recovery?

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  1. Posts : 42
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       #71

    So I should delete the partition already on the external drive to free up the space, then copy the other partitions?
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  2. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #72

    is there data on the 1TB drive that you need?

    Then the answer is no - do not delete the partition on the 1TB drive.

    What you need is unallocated space. Is there any unallocated space on the 1 TB drive?
    Hook the 1TB drive up to your main PC, open disk management and post a full image
    Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

    Once I see the screenshot, I can better advise.
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  3. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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       #73

    There is nothing on the hard drive. I backed everything up so I can do whatever with it.

    The E: Drive is the external drive.
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  4. Posts : 5,605
    Originally Win 7 Hm Prem x64 Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601-SP1 | Upgraded to Windows 10 December 14, 2019
       #74

    TyGuy96 said:
    I started up my old HP mini 210 today and it seemed slow.
    Tyler, Bill,
    I don't want to go off on a tangent, but I can't help thinking,"how did you have the 1071 stored?"; was it at the bottom of a pile of other "stuff" where the weight of the stuff may have caused damage to the HDD or even the MB? 8months is a long time, and those mini's aren't that sturdy.

    But then, You can boot up and access quick web, the BIOS and CMD prompt and are not having any BSOD's, the only error(s) you have are:

    1.) "A hard disk could not be found. If a hard disk is installed, it is not responding."

    2.) Quick test: Replace Hard Disk 1
    Full test: Replace Hard Disk 1
    SMART check: Hard Disk SMART Passed
    "Hard Disk Test" Failed.
    This one is weird, how can a HDD pass a SMART check, but has failed and needs replaced? I imagine anything is possible.

    3.) NTLDR is missing.
    This one is also disturbing, wasn't NTLDR discontinued and BOOTMGR started in Vista, 7, 8, and possibly 9? What's NTLDR doing on a win 7 machine?


    The only suggestion I have at this point is "brain surgery".
    Swap the drives between the 1010 and 1071 and see how they react, if the status quo remains where the 1071HDD doesn't work in the 1010's body, but the 1010's HDD works in the 1071's body, then I'd say the 1071's HDD is definitely corrupt or shot.

    If that is the case then follow Bill's and to some extent ICit2lol's advice and pull the 1071's HDD, recover what you need, and transfer that back onto the new HDD, you mentioned earlier that:
    TyGuy96 said:
    There is no files I need on the computer, so I can delete whatever.
    So, there shouldn't be anything really, that you need on the 1071, but I would be curious to investigate exactly what is on there, that's your call.

       Warning
    Make sure you heed the advice given by Bill in Posts #68, and #70
    From what I see in your E: 1TB DiSKMGMT shot you can proceed with the transfer, but you may want to wait to see what Bill has to say.

    You might even want to "cut to the chase" and just purchase a replacement HDD for the 1071, and do a clean install of Windows Starter on it.


    More on replacement:
    This covers any mini 210-1xxx, it may guide you exactly or there could be some minor/major differences. Be careful.
    HP Mini 210-1000 PC series - Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Assembly

    Replacement HP HDD:

    • 589667-001 160GB SATA 1.5Gb/s hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5mm height Part 589667-001 is no longer supplied. Please order the replacement, 599666-001
    • 599666-001 160GB SATA hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5mm height


    This link from Newegg will give you some idea of what's available, I only use it as an example; some as fast - some slower, some the same size - some smaller in GB's, even SSD/SSHD, but Solid State would depend on your BIOS.
    Laptop Hard Drives - Newegg.com
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #75

    Thanks Steve for reminding me that there is no valued data on the 1071 drive.

    That means forget about the using the 1TB drive to try and save the data. The enclosure was another way to recover the data, but we can forget that too.

    I don't recommend putting hte 1071 drive in the 1010 - thought about it, but if there's something evil on it, then there would be two machines affected. Sure we could clean it up and put the 1010 drive back in, but let's keep the focus on the 1071 issue.

    I'll take one more stab at the 1071 drive.

    Boot with PartWiz USB
    How to Wipe Disk with partition manager? Partition Wizard Wipe Disk Help
    This erases everythign on the disk - make sure you select the correct disk.

    Disconnect all power sources and clear CMOS again - hold the power button for two full minutes.

    At this point there should be nothing on the machine that could cause problems - no data on drive, nothing residual in memory.

    Connect AC power only

    Boot 1071 with Win7 USB
    Get to Repair your computer
    Select Command prompt
    launch diskpart
    lis dis
    exit

    Post what you see.
    anak said:
    the only suggestion i have at this point is "brain surgery".
    Swap the drives between the 1010 and 1071 and see how they react, if the status quo remains where the 1071hdd doesn't work in the 1010's body, but the 1010's hdd works in the 1071's body, then i'd say the 1071's hdd is definitely corrupt or shot.

    tyguy96 said:
    there is no files i need on the computer, so i can delete whatever.
    This is the solution.
    anak said:
    You might even want to "cut to the chase" and just purchase a replacement hdd for the 1071, and do a clean install of windows starter on it.
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  6. Posts : 42
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    Thread Starter
       #76

    Ok, so I wiped the disk, reset CMOS, and launched diskpart.
    The lis dis command returned:
    Disk # Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    Disk 0 Online 149 GB 149 GB
    Disk 1 Online 14 GB 0 B
    So I think it recognizes it now?
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  7. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #77

    Ok, try to create a partiton on the drive

    Diskpart
    sel dis 0
    cre par pri size=100

    det dis
    lis par

    exit
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  8. Posts : 42
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #78

    I don't think I have created the recovery media on the 1010, because there is no usb option.

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  9. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #79

    What then is selected (ticked radio button)?

    It isn't the best screenshot, but it looks as though it says
      • Create recovery media using blank DVD(s)
      • Create recovery media with a USB flash drive
    Were you able to create a partition on the 1071 using diskpart?

    (you're not going crazy, I edited my post - switching it from teh recovery media creation suggestion to the diskpart create suggestion)

    If you can't create a partition, theres' no going further.

    try diskpart 1st and then to satisfy my curiousity
    - go into BIOS and run a standard HW test on the drive (you can't run the EFI diags)
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  10. Posts : 42
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    Thread Starter
       #80

    Sorry, that's an image from the tutorial I was looking at lol. That wasn't an option.

    Ok, so I created the new partition in diskpart and ran a Hard Disk Test... And it passed!
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