Deleted Vista Recovery Partition. Now XP installer can't read HDD
I deleted the Vista Recovery Partition in my HDD using the WinXP SP3 bootable installer. My laptop came with a vista os, and I was able to change it to xp sp3 without any problem. But I needed to reformat my hd for some other reason so I run the XP bootable installer as usual, but decided to delete the recovery partition so I can could use the extra space it was using. After deleting it using the winxp bootable cd installer, the system went to a halt. So I decided to reboot the pc. Now, whenever I reboot it and let the bootable xp installer do its job, I get the usual ''error blue screen''. I hope to hear from you guys, soonest. Thanks in advance!
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If you have created recovery disk before the deleting of the recovery partition u can format the drive from your bios and create a new recovery partition using the recovery disk if not if your pc has crashed and your recovery partition is gone u will have to get a new operating system software but if your pc is still stable just run the recovery manager and restore to factory settings and it will put recover partition back on your hard disk
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Hi common problem, assuming you have already tried safe mode (tapping f8 during startup) and are not able to get into system restore, it looks like you have to rebuild using fixboot and fixmbr
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If you set the bios to boot from USB. Place your USB Bootable stick into the USB socket and boot from it.
Windows will find the hdd and format it before putting Windows on it.
What has happened is the hdd name is missing from the system and it requires initializing before you can see it.
yeah but what if you accidentally used the recovery wizard and deleted everything, partitions and all? No recovery partition left to use, and now getting... checking media [Fail]... followed by No bootable device--please restart system- I have bootable windows cd's but it won't read them for some reason, not even on a usb . this toshiba laptop is only 1 month old and daughter got virus.
You cannot recover a lost or deleted partition by simply creating it in Windows Disk Manager (this can only make things worse). To recover partitions you will need partition recovery softwareToday there are TONS of partition recovery software on the Internet. I am going to give a short review of such software. Here are some main kinds of partition recovery software:
It can be paid or free
It can run under Windows or only under DOS (usually from a boot CD)
It can give you the possibility to copy files off the lost partition (preferred) or just patch your hard drive (pretty much dangerous).
maybe if go to "start" right "my computer" click on "disk mangament" that ubuntu partition u deleted should be there and i think u need to add it to the windows partition allocate or allocated it i think...im not 100% ...make sure u do some reasrch before u make any changes....jus givin u my thoughts
when this happened to me on my Vista machine last year, I freaked out until I accidentally fixed it using by booting with my original Vista boot disc, and choosing 'Repair OS'.
Try finding a/your original Windows XP install disc and seeing if it will repair and replace your own Windows boot sector.
It would be best to find the one that came with your system, or another like it, but if all else fails, just try a hologrammed Windows XP install CD, but instead of 'install', choose 'repair'.
Unfortunately the Recovery partition could not be reacreated manually. But you can recover it by using the Y410 Recovery Disc but that means reinstalling everything and youll end up with windows vista again. You can reinstall XP but do not delete the partition that usually has 10-15GB of space because that is the hidden partition for the recovery. You can call 18774536686. If your computer is out of warranty, it would only cost you 59$ for the recovery disc
Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer. At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive. After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection. Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction. Good luck!
You have obviously deleted the partition that the laptop could recover from but usually if you are supplied a cd to recover windows, there is normally a drivers folder within the cd but not the aplications, such as anti virus although these are only for a trial period.
for things like microsoft works if supplied, are normally on a seperate cd.
Without knowledge of your partition software, you should be able to partition the HDD and then copy the files from one drive to another, but the restore may not work as the system files may not weave together when you come to restore.
I would imagine it's only the drivers that's youre main concern, which you can install from your other laptop.