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Windows 7: Lenovo backup partition deleted

09 Jun 2010   #1
runner

windows 7
 
 
Lenovo backup partition deleted

Ok so i got my Lenovo thinkpad T510 about two weeks ago, and i noticed i had a lot of hdd space that i couldn't access. So i decided to do what my sister had done, delete the R&R partition that comes with thinkpads. after rebooting into windows i find that windows won't load and it said "This is not a bootable disk. Please insert a bootable floppy and press any key to try again"

The only think i did was delete a partition called "System_DRV"

I've been looking around and i found a thread on this forum that said all i would have to do is use the Startup Repair option, yet the laptop says "windows cannot repair this computer automatically"

Here is the tread that i found. Rescue & Recovery Creating System_DRV Drive

Thank you in advanced if you try and help me, even if you don't manage


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09 Jun 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Ahhhhh....you can't delete that partition. You need to use the link you provided and recover the partition. That will get your machine back up and working.

Here is a link for some free software: http://partedmagic.com/
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09 Jun 2010   #3
runner

windows 7
 
 

I have a win 7 disk already (used it to install on a desktop i build) but when i use the System recovery i get an error message telling me that windows can't automatically repair
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09 Jun 2010   #4
runner

windows 7
 
 

Oh, if you didn't realize the DRV partition has already been deleted.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runner View Post
I have a win 7 disk already (used it to install on a desktop i build) but when i use the System recovery i get an error message telling me that windows can't automatically repair
This is correct because the partition needed is deleted. You need to make a recovery CD with the Partition Magic on it and use that to UNDELETE the partition and everything will work fine. Be careful trying things with the Windows 7 DVD it is easy to mess up the partition so much that you CANNOT recover it and then you will be left with doing a fresh install of Windows 7.
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09 Jun 2010   #6
runner

windows 7
 
 

just so we are clear. When i am typing delete i mean i reformatted the partition. I just got parted magic burned to a cd and am about to begin trying to recover
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10 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runner View Post
just so we are clear. When i am typing delete i mean i reformatted the partition. I just got parted magic burned to a cd and am about to begin trying to recover
You want to recover the partition, not delete or reformat.
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