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Using disk manager I see EFI system Partition OEM partition tree Recovery partitions a C partition and a Primary partition
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: System recovery
I am having this same problem with my laptop holding down zero as in instructed by the manual does nothing and neither does f-11 any ideas? also the "HDDRECOVERY" partition does exist.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1525 Partition
Vista as other OS have a limitation on partitions, for Vista is 4, so you cant add another one.
The easiest solution is you to backup your recovery partition and then delete it.
You can use "Ghost" or other similar programs to copy that partition.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Did you know you only get ONE shot at creating a recovery disc? And most of the time it is garbage, just like Vista.
He tried to put XP on it and failed? weird.
A couple things you can do...
1. Get your hands on a Vista disk. If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow a Vista disk. Do a complete fresh install. Use your "Product Key" and you will have your own Licensed, perfectly legal version of Vista.
2. Get yourself a copy of XP. Delete all partitions, then create a new one. Don't try to save that Vista recovery partition...it's toast. I recommend XP, but I'm a dinosaur.
If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
The quickest solution here would be to put the hard drive into a computer that has Windows already running, and format it through the operating system itself. I've run into this problem a few times, and when another computer wasn't available I would use a Linux boot disk to clear out all my partition tables, then I would load up with Windows XP and tell it to write a new NTFS partition. Do NOT select the 'quick format' option, you'll have to wait through the long one.
Posted on May 04, 2009
back up all your files first because everything will be wiped out.
Turn on machine, Put the recovery cd on the cd rom drive, before it boots to windows hit the F1 to go into bios, on the startup set the cd rom the primary to boot machine on cd then follow the instructions from there..
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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