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Windows 7: No HDD Recovery area ?

02 Feb 2017   #1
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
No HDD Recovery area ?

Hello, New to forum.

Was trying to use the Toshiba Recovery Media Creater and got the error "No HDD recovery area, can not be launched".

Toshiba Satellite C655D system, never did a restore to factory and have been running this for over 6 yrs now. Time to do one.
I installed the "Recovery Media Creator" 2 days ago cause it wasn't on my system (probally removed it years ago when removing some bloatware).
I looked at the Disk status for all drives, usb's etc and it seems to be there, but im thinking I did something with *EaseUS Partition Master free edition* a few months back.
*see attached image, it shows it's there*.

I was trying to make a USB backup of the Factory recovery a few months back, using a 16gb and it never appeared on the USB. Gave up.
I do have external drives and thumb drives with all my backup and the like saved there.

N E help would be greatly appreciated.


p.s. Not new to computers, but not as involved in keeping up to date with things as I use to be.






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02 Feb 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum can you post a full screenshot from disk Management showing details of partitions and how much is used you have two marked as recovery both set as active
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02 Feb 2017   #3
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is this the one showing all my Drives, external storages, usbs, etc... ?


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02 Feb 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to show all of Disk Management.

Unplug any usb, external storage devices etc.

Where are the system files ?
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03 Feb 2017   #5
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You need to show all of Disk Management.

Unplug any usb, external storage devices etc.

Where are the system files ?
Goodmorning,
Im not sure what screen you mean???
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03 Feb 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I wonder how the computer even boots without a System File.

This tutorial by Golden will show you how to post the picture requested.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Jack
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03 Feb 2017   #7
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I wonder how the computer even boots without a System File.

This tutorial by Golden will show you how to post the picture requested.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Jack
Ok, got all other drives/USB's pulled...

p.s. She does boot, but Im sure I messed something up..

Yesterday after I restarted, it went into the mode to Restore Factory settings, that big RED WARNING screen appeared. What did I do or press to get it? Don't know or remember. I naturally hit cancel


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03 Feb 2017   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Both recovery partition appear to be blank but it could be they are not being read correctly. The simple solution is to boot free partitioning software set one of them as active and see if it boots to recovery if not try the other one you can role back by making c active
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03 Feb 2017   #9
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Both recovery partition appear to be blank but it could be they are not being read correctly. The simple solution is to boot free partitioning software set one of them as active and see if it boots to recovery if not try the other one you can role back by making c active
I do have EaseUS Partition Master free edition installed on my system (I did play around with it months ago, maybe thats when I did something ??)


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03 Feb 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your recover partition seem to be what is being used to boot. (1.4 GB) It has (*Systems) on it according to
EaseUS Partition Master.

Jack
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