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Windows 7: Asus, problems restoring to factory settings

21 Apr 2011   #11
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

the one marked active is 116gb....

how do i know which ones the recovery partition?

and how am i supposed to use the partition wizard?


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22 Apr 2011   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's likely your Win7 partition which is marked Active.

Now run the 3 Startup Repairs from DVD Repair console or Repair CD to see if Win7 will start.

You can browse your files on each partition to try to determine which is recovery using the method I posted earlier to copy out your files if WIn7 won't start.

As with marking Active, you can do this using Partition Wizard's Explore feature. It is a bootable CD which gives a picture of your HD partitioning.
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22 Apr 2011   #13
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

i dont have the cd, and for
"Now run the 3 Startup Repairs from DVD Repair console or Repair CD to see if Windows 7 will start"
do u mean use the system image recovery tool from the system recovery options?
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22 Apr 2011   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No, run Startup Repair from System Recovery Options

You can download and burn a Repair CD from here: System Repair Disc - Create
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22 Apr 2011   #15
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

ohhhh u mean mark each partition active and run the repair for each to see which one boots the recovery system?
btw there are 4 different partitions on mine not 3... could 2 of them be similar? theyre size and offset is the same its only the type and number thats different.
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22 Apr 2011   #16
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

i tired the start up repair for each of the partitions, didnt work. ill try creating the system repair disc
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22 Apr 2011   #17
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

nughhh nothing is working isnt there a way to activate the recovery partition so the computer restores back to factory settings i can view the recovery partition but thats all
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22 Apr 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You are looking for "Repair My Computer" on the F8 Advanced Boot TOols menu, then when you select it a "Factory Recovery" choice.

Next, from System Recovery Options use Diskpart to determine which partition is marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active. The command to check for Active on each partition is Detail Partition. You can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to do this graphically.

If the System Reserved partition is marked Active, try Startup Repair again a few times. If it continues to fail to boot Win7, change the Active partition to Win7 partition itself then try Repairs again.

You can copy out your files using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then your choice is to order Asus Recovery Disks from Tech Support, or find a Win7 installer, unlock all versions if necessary to clean reinstall with the Product Key on your COA sticker.

Here are tips to getting a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
Mark the Asus Recovery Partition ACTICE. As above post from Greg.
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22 Apr 2011   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can Order Asus recovery disks from here:
ASUS eStore
At the search box, type in RECOVERY
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22 Apr 2011   #20
mynameisinuse

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

i did mark the asus recovery partition as active but the startup repair still failed.
thanks for the link.
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