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Windows 7: Recovery partition damaged - how to fix it?

16 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Recovery partition damaged - how to fix it?

Trying to fix a chkdsk 766f6c756d652e63 3f1 error I have used the System Recovery CD that I created a while ago. During startup I get the below error message. Drive D: is in fact the recovery partition (which has normally no drive letter, e.g. in Disk Management).

Is there a way to recover this recovery partition? Or create a fresh one? After all, the normal Windows installation works fine.

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16 Aug 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. It depends if the file system is just corrupted in that case chkdsk will fix it, or if the disk is getting bad blocks. Run check disk see what it reports
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16 Aug 2017   #3

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

I would suggest that you try to make a set of recovery DVDs. There may be an option for that in Windows. In that way, if you need to do a factory reset, you will at least have that method available for doing the reset.
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17 Aug 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Used the System Recovery CD and ran chkdsk on the drive in question... and... it worked!! :)
Thank you for the support!

F:\>chkdsk d: /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is SYSTEM RESERVED.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  256 file records processed.
File verification completed.
  0 large file records processed.
  0 bad file records processed.
  0 EA records processed.
  0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
54 percent complete. (263 of 334 index entries processed)
Deleting index entry $UsnJrnl in index $I30 of file 11.
59 percent complete. (293 of 334 index entries processed)
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 96.
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 96.
Sorting index $I30 in file 96.
  334 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
65 percent complete. (1 of 3 unindexed files scanned)
Recovering orphaned file tracking.log (97) into directory file 96.
  3 unindexed files scanned.
Recovering orphaned file SPP (99) into directory file 96.
CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files.
  1 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
  256 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
Inserting data attribute into file 98.
  40 data files processed.
CHKDSK is resetting Usn information...
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

    102399 KB total disk space.
     23320 KB in 47 files.
        20 KB in 42 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
      2723 KB in use by the system.
      2048 KB occupied by the log file.
     76336 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
     25599 total allocation units on disk.
     19084 allocation units available on disk.
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

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