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Windows 7: Samsung NP300E5A not restoring to factory reset!

24 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7

I can't assign a letter for my recovery partition! I attached a screenshot.

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24 Jul 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP


Those partitions are not meant to have letters assigned so that nothing can be written to foul them.

What exactly is it that you need to do? Boot your Recovery partition? Have you tried the hotkey meant to boot it? If that fails have you tried Marking Recovery Partition Active?

Keep in mind that the Recovery partition only reinstalls the bloated factory install which most tech enthusiasts will not even run. I'd consider deleting all partitions to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2014   #13

Windows 7

I'm trying to do the following:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manzoor View Post

I restore my notebook as follows;
  • Installed easeus particion software
  • Give a leeter to recovery particion with this software
  • go in recovery drive \winclon\admin\winul\setup and intall samsung recovery solution 5
  • restart
  • then F4 will start working
P.S.: I would like to do the factory install because it has all the nessesary drivers and utilities. I can always uninstall anything unnessesary!
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25 Jul 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP


Windows 7 is a driver-complete OS in the installer and via Windows Updates once you get online after install. You will only need a few drivers from Samsung's Support Downloads webpage after all Updates are installed.

This provides a much cleaner installation than the factory recovery which corrupts the OS even if you uninstall all of the unnecessary bloatware which interferes with better versions built into Win7.

You only need your Network driver in your backup in case it isn't provided during the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you cannot get Recovery to run then your only other choice is to order Recovery disks from Samsung which will actually charge you for the worst install of Win7 one can possibly have. Why not the best?
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27 Jul 2014   #15

Windows 7

I need whole bunch of utilities from Samsung just to make my special functions buttons to work, and I don't know where to find them online. I can't even see if I'm turning Num Lock and Caps Lock on or off when I press it without them! Is it possible to do what Manzoor is talking about with Disk mgmt. utility or I have to install easeus partition software?

P.S.: after all windows 7 is not that great at all - if it was up to me I would use 64-bit XP, but I want to keep this computer the way it meant to be! Please help me!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2014   #16
Microsoft MVP


The function buttons on Samsung are dealt with in the Special Note for Samsung Owners at the end of the tutorial.

After following those steps, let us now if there is anything else as we are here to help.
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27 Jul 2014   #17

Windows 7

I did it via command prompt using diskpart utility!
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28 Jul 2014   #18
Microsoft MVP


Exactly how did you do this?

And which Samsung utilities had you already installed?

Which are installed now?
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28 Jul 2014   #19

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloodyprince View Post
I did it via command prompt using diskpart utility!
Please, at least let other users know what you did to solve your problem ... There may be others with the same problem, that are waiting for your solution. Dont be a hit and run, share so that others can benefit the same as you have...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2014   #20

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Please add your SF Systems Specs by following this tutorial: System Info - See Your System Specs
  • In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field.
  • Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.
  • The tool does not fill in this information but it is very important if someone has to research drivers or hardware for your machine.
Log on to Sevenforums (SF) and let the tool fill in you System specs on your SF profile.

Full instructions are in the tutorial. It's a simple process and it makes that information readily available on your posts. You don't have to retype the information in any thread.

Click here to view your system specs on SevenForums.

Click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member to see what is presented about their machine.

There seem to be a few Samsung Recovery software packages (III, 4, & 5). The specs will help provide the correct package to use.
See the search results on Samsung for recovery discs

Once you know the correct package, you should make a set of Samsung Recovery discs (backup) now in case you lose the opportunity to do that by changing how the HDD is partitioned.
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