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: Recovery but no EMS

22 Dec 2010   #51
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just wanted to make a note that the reason I was working so hard to find a solution using the hidden partion I'm supposed to be able to use is that I would like to have a permanant solution I can come back to in the future that doesn't require me to reinstall drivers. Using the hidden partition negates having to install drivers. Using the recovery CD requires the installation of drivers. Anyway, I just wanted to make that known so you guys don't think I'm just being a complete idiot

boyans,

I'm still evaluating and trying to interpret your newest approach. It might come down to either that or cutting my losses and using the USB (which would require driver installation every time used).


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Dec 2010   #52
gregrocker

 

What makes you think that using the Recovery Disks requires you to install drivers?

The drivers are already installed in the image which is stored on the Recovery partition, which also generates the Recovery Disks. If you Recover using either, Your computer will be exactly like it was when you got it from the store.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #53
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Talk about the blind leading the blind - too much
(I'm not talking about the gregrocker advice or BFK)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Dec 2010   #54
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What makes you think that using the Recovery Disks requires you to install drivers?

The drivers are already installed in the image which is stored on the Recovery partition, which also generates the Recovery Disks. If you Recover using either, Your computer will be exactly like it was when you got it from the store.

I guess I'm wrong then. From what I researched earlier I was under the impression using the Recovery disc would require driver updates/installation. Those were the answers I got. I'm only going off of what I researched. I'm not saying it's fact. I apologize for not being well versed in all this. I've sure given it an effort though. I've put hours in trying to make this work. All in an effort to utilize a function I should be able to use by simply pressing F9 at boot up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #55
gregrocker

 

Can you borrow or buy a 4gb or larger flash stick to write the ISO from your Win7 DVD on? I gave you the steps to do this using ImgBurn to extract the DVD ISO, then UltraISO trial version to write the ISO to stick. If you find the stick I will connect and do it for you.

BFK also gave you the steps to install from the HD itself. Have you considered this?

You can also borrow or buy an external DVD drive to do the install, then return it. Set it as first device to boot in BIOS setup.

If we don't hear back from you on the specific problems you are having trying each of these then we can't help you get them done.

Have you tried repairing your current install? What is the exact problem and what have you done to remedy it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #56
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you borrow or buy a 4gb or larger flash stick to write the ISO from your Win7 DVD on? I gave you the steps to do this using ImgBurn to extract the DVD ISO, then UltraISO trial version to write the ISO to stick. If you find the stick I will connect and do it for you.
Yes, this is what I was just saying I'll probably have to end up doing. Funny, I have plenty of flash cards but no USB sticks anymore. I'll probably end up buying one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can also borrow or buy an external DVD drive to do the install, then return it. Set it as first device to boot in BIOS setup.
I've thought about this option, as well, but I'm trying to avoid using disc media. That was part of the reason for getting this computer. Either way I have to borrow/buy an external DVD drive or USB flash stick so I might as well go with the USB stick. I'm also looking for a permanant, repeatable solution so USB would be the best route to go for my situation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tried repairing your current install? What is the exact problem and what have you done to remedy it?
I've tried repairing several times. It just results in errors. Nothing specific that I can recall, but I'll do it again and see about reporting exactly what it reads.

It's kind of frustrating because the computer seems to be lacking a basic feature ASUS should have provided. The partition is there but the menu option at boot up isn't. I haven't done ANYTHING to this computer to result in such a problem. This has just been an internet and basic photoshop machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #57
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If your factory recovery partition still exists don't dismiss using it.
Yours is right at the front of the disk. I'm pretty sure it will boot if you mark it active.
If you had the Hirens boot USB you don't need to touch anything. Just boot the Hirens and select disk2,partition1 Boot then up should pop your recovery screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #58
gregrocker

 

Kingston 4GB DataTraveler 102
USB Flash Drive (Neon Yellow)
SAVE $1.20
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
Buy.com price: $6.95
List price: $8.15
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #59
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
If your factory recovery partition still exists don't dismiss using it.
Yours is right at the front of the disk. I'm pretty sure it will boot if you mark it active.
If you had the Hirens boot USB you don't need to touch anything. Just boot the Hirens and select disk2,partition1 Boot then up should pop your recovery screen.
I did try to mark it as active but it wasn't giving me the option. Everything was grayed out. Also, if I'm somehow able to mark it as active and then boot up but can't get the recovery to work, will I be able to go back to marking my OS partition active without troubles? I thought I read you can get yourself in a bind doing this if all doesn't go well. I can't recall for sure, just going off memory.

I'm a little frustrated with Asus, since this should be such an easy task and that partition is just sitting there laughing at me, all troubleshooting aside.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #60
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
A user was able to write ISO to card using UltraISO recently. I would try it since it is so simple: Extract ISO using ImgBurn, on UltraISO File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Image, Format button, Write button.

Then boot the card by setting it as first device to boot in BIOS setup, or using one-time BIOS boot menu.
Actually, I did try this but wasn't successful at booting. I changed the boot order but it went right into booting from the C: drive (OS). I probably didn't have the files written correctly. I'll make another attempt, although I'm not sure my card is big enough. All my flash cards are 4GB or smaller. I think the Recovery disc consumes more than that. This is also probably why I'll need to just buy an 8GB USB flash.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Recovery but no EMS




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc
Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system -...
Backup and Restore
Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ
Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit) Hi, I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory...
Software
0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed
Hello, My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the...
Backup and Restore
Recover Deleted Windows 7 Recovery Files from Recovery Drive
Dear All, My colleague mistakenly deleted all the file from the Windows 7 recovery drive, drive is still there and nothing have been copied in that drive after deleting the recovery files. Machine is HP Probook 4530s. Is there any way to restore the windows 7 recovery reset the system to its...
General Discussion
Problem starting up after using samsing recovery basic recovery
After using samsung recovery, my computer won' t start properly. In normal mode it crashes immediately after loadin my background and desktop items. It shows a blue screen ( see image) and then will restart itself, giving me the option to start windows normally or in safe mode. I have tried safe...
General Discussion


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 20:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App