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Windows 7: Win 7 install/recover problems

16 Oct 2011   #11
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1 and 2.

Hopefully you already made your Recovery Disks as suggested in the steps I gave you for a perfect reinstall. It is doubtful the Recovery Partition will run now although you can try to boot it and see if it will cue up Recovery using the hotkey given on first boot screen. If not you can delete it as the only other way to run it is if marking it Active and rebooting will work - which you can also try.
Partition - Mark as Active.
(Note that you may need to use Method Two from DVD or Recovery Disk to return Active flag to SysReserved partition)

The OEM partition is also now useless. Both can have their space recovered by deleting using Disk Mgmt or free Partition Wizard.

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16 Oct 2011   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Ooops! does that mean the recovery disc I already have, (it came with the PC (Medion)) isn't valid? If I boot from disc then choose repair it takes me to the screen that is in the screenshot on System Recovery Disc tutorial so I thought it would still work that way! On boot there is still option to run recovery..just says press any button instead of F11 now! Sorry I need sleeeep lol but will have more questions when I'm alive!

Cheers for now

Oh yeah and if that Recovery disc isnt valid, is it now too late to create another one? Plus when making image will it be an image of both the 100mb partition and the 900Gb one together or will I need to make 2 seperate images?
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