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Recovery Partition Hi recently i had booting problems when dual-booting vista with linux but you guys helped me out with that. Thanks. Now i want to recover vista back to default. The problem is when trying to load recovery console at start, the F8 button doesn't work. The recovery partion is still there and healthy. There is no option to mark the recovery Partion as active. Is there a software that can do it?

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I will ask if i can download windows 7 on linux acer aspire 4738?there will be a problem?


there won't be any problem as far as Windows and Linux, but this is a fairly involved procedure.You'll first need to create a Windows partition on your hard disk in NTFS file system format. Otherwise,Windows might overwrite / erase your linux installation when Windows 7 installs.
make the windows partition the "Primary" or "Boot" partition.
When Windows 7 installs, it may ask if you want to delete the linux partition.Answer "NO" to this.
The next concern is which operating system will boot by default,Windows or Linux.
I had no problem doing this with Windows Vista, and whe Vista booted,it listed a choice of operating systems to boot,and I would select either Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux.

Apr 03, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my Lenovo G550 with one recovery key system. I tried to install Linux but i did it wrong and now I can't start Windows. When I put the recovery disc in to my laptop and...


hi if you are using windows vista/7 recovery disk to reinstall OS, then while choosing drive there must be advance option below it..choose it and then delete all the drives and then create new partitions from all the unallocated space..and then choose the drive from newly created partition to reinstall OS..

to backup all imp. data before doing so use UBUNTU LIVE CD..then do the clean install of vista/7

if the above trick doesnt work then download the GPARTED LIVE CD to repartition your HD..
use GPARTED live to boot.
choose the HDD
delete all the parition
create new partition (NTFS)
hit APPLY
shutdown GPARTED LIVE.
install windows vista/7 thorgh reinstall DVD.

Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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OXCOOOOOOF I was doing disk partition


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EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to taking control of your bootloader. EasyBCD extends and revamps the Windows Vista/Windows 7 BCD bootloader, and with EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring a dual-boot between Windows 7, Windows Vista, older versions of Windows such as XP & 2003, Linux, Ubuntu, BSD, and Mac OS X is a breeze. You just point & click and EasyBCD does the rest.
EasyBCD is geared for users of all kinds. Whether you just want to add an entry to your old XP partition or want to create a duplicate for testing purposes; if you're interested in debugging the Windows Kernel or septuple-booting your seven test operating systems, EasyBCD is the key.
  • Boot into XP/Vista/7/Ubuntu/OS X and more!
and if :

Your "BOOT" folder has been deleted, was not created, or has been corrupted; and the Vista bootloader will not show.
Solution Boot into a working copy of Windows and install/run EasyBCD.
Go to the "BCD Backup/Repair" page:

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Select "Re-create/repair boot files" then "Perform Action" to begin recovery. EasyBCD will recreate (if possible) your boot files and re-configure your bootloader from scratch.
If EasyBCD fails, that means a process has locked your BOOT folder. Manually delete this folder with a Live CD, recovery console, or other method, then try Type Three again.

Dec 11, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

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Lenovo one key recovery is not working


Nope, you will have to aquire prog to setup your HDD and partition hopefully your purchase came with complete set of installation discs?

Nov 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Recoverying the Vista


Well, I had the same exact stupid mistake, also on a Lenovo laptop, but a different model. Anyhow, Windows does not allow partitioning the drive which the OS is located on. It spoils the whole installation and damages the OS usually beyond repair.

I would advise you to do what I did- I tried to gracefully surpass the problem by restoring the windows but nothing happened. So, what I simply did was to format the whole computer and then divided the drive into C and D and installed Linux on one partition (all you need is about 10GB, and that's also a lot) and on the second partition I've installed the Windows OS. Good luck with that...

Nov 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Repair D2D Recovery Acer 4937 MBR failed !!


choose to boot on the vista partition and imidiatly press F8 several times to get the vista boot menu.

choose "repair computer"
choose language,
choose user (and type in password if there is any)
see if there is a option called something like
ACER recovery /factory image / something similar (usually the bottom option)

if there is, click it and start recovery.

if there isnt i would contact acer and have them send me a new recoverysett. (4-6 weeks deliverytime)

May 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Windows XP


It should have come with the 32. For dual boot on this machine, go in and set up XP on the same partition as Vista. When the machine starts up it will go to a screen that allows you to choose which op system you want. You shouldn't, but if you run into conflicts you will need to create a separate partition for the two op systems.

Jun 18, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Dual boot


Hi abc_19 ,

Before I answer your question , let me tell you that you need to back up your data.Also, make sure that your system hardware supports Vista.

You also need to have genuine windows XP and windows Vista disks handy with you.

1. Partition your hard drive. In Windows XP, using the $50 PartitionMagic or (according to one of our readers) the free GParted Live CD, create a new "primary" partition to install Vista on. Make it at least 20 gigabytes in size.
2. Install Vista on the new partition. Pop in the Vista CD and point it to your newly-created partition as the installation destination. Installation will restart your machine at various points.
3. Choose your operating system on boot. Once Vista is installed on your newly-created partition, on boot up, you'll get a choice to start XP or Vista. The default is Vista. However, this can be changed using Vista's boot manager.
When you're up and running with Windows Vista, be sure to check our our Vista upgrade power tips.
The original article appears below for posterity, and it's still got relevant screenshots and other info for those of you looking to dual-boot XP and Vista.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNZi5fLpqus

(WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO FOR MORE HELP)

Cheers :-)



Jun 05, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Reinstalling Problem


Once you disrupt the partition table by introducing a new linux partition the recovery program is unable to identify the recovery partition. The only success I have had is to boot from a program called partition table doctor and using it to rebuild the master boot record and partition table structure, you can download it here: partition table doctor

of course there is no guarantee it will cure your problem but it is a very powerful tool I have used with some success. Please rate my assistance as we depend on your rating to carry on giving FREE advice.

Mar 29, 2008 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Acer Aspire 4720 RHEL4 Installation


again install linux in between the installation there will be option select linux boot loader , and one more think linux partition space should more then windows partition

Mar 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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