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Partition setup failed to create new partition when doing recovery? any help would be great.

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  • NEVADA80 May 01, 2008

    ON MY EVEREX STEPNOTE 1500 LAPTOP

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You may have a bad hard drive, which may be something difficult to diagnose yourself. At this point, professional help may be required.

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I don't have recovery partition


follow this step and do it. God bless you

  • To create a partition from a new or newly formatted computer, make sure Windows is installed. Load any programs and drivers you would like to keep in case you need to back up to a previous version of your computer's settings.

  • 2

    Install your partition creation software; in this article we will use Norton Ghost. Before creating your partition, disable any anti virus and other scanning software.


  • 3

    Create your partition by going to your ms-dos prompt: from your Start menu, press "Run," and type "cmd" without quotations in the run dialog box. At the dos prompt, type "fdisk" without quotations, and choose option 1 (Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive). Set the partition size to 10 GB at press enter.

  • 4

    Open Norton Ghost and follow the instructions to create a recovery partition in the new partition you had just created. The process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the files you are going to back up.

  • 5

    Restart your computer. When done, open Norton Ghost to verify that the Recovery Partition was created.



  • Feb 28, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PZ531UA#ABA (DC7100 USDT)...

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    How to format a computer with windows xp.


    <span> <ol> <li>The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.<br /><br /></li> <li>At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.<br /><br /></li> <li>Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.<br /><br /></li> <li>If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.<br /><br /></li> <li>Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.<br /><br /></li> <li>Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.<br /><br /></li> <li>Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.<br /><br /></li> <li>After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.<br /></li></ol></span>

    on Nov 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    How to Format a Computer with Windows XP


    The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

    Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.

    At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

    Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

    If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

    Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.

    Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

    Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.

    After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.

    Thanks,

    Bhautesh.

    on Mar 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Cant reformat C:\ to re-install XP.


    Install XP using a CD and start the setup from CD
    when you are asked to do something on your harddisk, first you delete existing partition and create new partitions, then you do a full format.

    hope this will solve your problem.

    Note : Boot your system from Windows XP Installation CD / Restore CD

    Jul 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Doing complete factory setup restore on a Pavilion a450n


    ok
    first go to recoery console

    then type in command prompt chkdsk /r
    then press y

    then it fix the errror on hardddik
    thatds it.
    then u can simply restor it

    Apr 10, 2009 | HP Pavilion a450n PC Desktop

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    Have A HP 735P made recovery disks when computer was new the 1st time booted it up. Installed new hard drive. When I attempt to use the recovery disks I made from this computer I get a messege ''Recovery...


    The most likely cause of this, is that the new hard drive is not the same as the orginal. Restore media is setup to install only on OEM. Orginal Equipement. If the new hard drive is larger or smaller then the orginal it will not properly load.

    The easiest solution to this is if the new hard drive is larger, use a disk setup utility and create a partition the same size as the old drive.

    If your drive was retail the software to do this will have been in the box. If you purchased an oem drive you can download the drive setup tools from the manufacturers site.

    The drive setup utility is easy to use. Boot to it and choose setup drive. When selected it then procedes to the screen where you will need to set the size of the partition. 1024MB is 1 GB. This will help you detemine the size of the partition you need to set.

    Good luck

    Apr 02, 2009 | HP Pavilion 735n PC Desktop

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    I have an acer extensa 4620z and te is a screen that says windows failed to start how do i restore it to factory setting?


    First try to perform windows restore using the original Windows cd.
    Boot from the cd and in Windows setup, choose to restore (not to re-install/ fresh installation).
    If cannot then, when you first bought it you should have a recovery cd or similar. You should read the manual.
    If you only have a drivers cd (motherboard, sound, vga/graphic adapter, LAN, etc.) and Windows cd then last attempt is to re-build/re-install windows from beginning. Don't forget to backup.

    Dec 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    HDD Partition help


    Important If you follow these steps on a hard disk that is not empty, all the data on that hard disk is permanently deleted. We recommend that you back up your hard disk before you follow these steps.
    To partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program:

    1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.

    Note To start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM (or from the startup disk), your computer must be configured to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive. In some cases, you may have to modify your computer's BIOS settings to set this configuration. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact the computer manufacturer.

    2. If you are starting the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do this.

    Note If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver.

    For additional information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    314859 Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup If you are starting from the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each of the additional disks when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.

    3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

    4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

    5. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

    6. All the existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition by using unpartitioned space. If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each of the existing partitions that you want to use for the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining unpartitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.

    Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition.

    7. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

    8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create additional partitions if you want them.

    9. If you want to install Windows XP, use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER. If you do not want to format the partition and install Windows XP, press F3 two times to quit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps. In this case, you must use a different utility to format the partition.

    10. Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER. You have the following options:

    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick) 
    Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick) 
    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system 
    Format the partition by using the FAT file system 
    Leave the current file system intact (no changes) 


    The option to leave the current file system intact is not available if the selected partition is a new partition. The FAT file system option is not available if the selected partition is more than 32 gigabytes (GB). If the partition is larger than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press ENTER to confirm). If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.

    Note If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you will be prompted to select a file system for both the System and startup partitions. 11. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue. After the Windows Setup program is completed, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.

    For additional information about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition and format your hard disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Trying to restore XP back to Factory Status. Have Trojan Horse (placed in 'Chest)'. No Documentation CD but have all nec specs. What to do with Restore Disc? Have Operating System CD. Ta!


    If u want it to factory status then u need to reformat

    Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup boot disk into the floppy drive disc if you are starting from Setup boot disks, and then restart the computer.
    NOTE: To start your computerfrom the Windows XP CD-ROM or from the Setup boot disk, your computer must be configured to start from the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive or the floppy disk drive.
    In some cases, you may have to modify your computer's BIOS settings to do this.
    (If you are starting from the Windows XP Setup boot disks, insert each of the additional disks when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after inserting each disk.)
    At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER to continue.
    Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

    If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. Press ESC (do not repair).
    All existing partitions and unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the arrow keys to select the partition or space where you want to create a new partition, and then press D to delete an existing partition or press C to create a new partition using unpartitioned space.
    If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this process for each of the existing partitions that you want to use for the new partition.
    When all the partitions are deleted, you can then select the resulting unpartitioned space and then press C to create the new partition.
    Type the size (in megabytes, or MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition using the maximum size.
    If you want to install Windows XP, use the arrow keys to select the partition you want to install Windows XP on, and then press ENTER.
    Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER. The options are:
    • Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
    • Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
    • Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
    • Format the partition by using the FAT file system
    You may also see:
    • Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
    Most people will want to choose: "Format the partition by using the NTFS file system".
    After Setup formats the partition, follow the on-screen instructions to continue Setup until Windows XP fully installs.

    Oct 18, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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    Have yout tried to recover without any partition defined? Try to execute with your hard drive clean.

    Dec 17, 2007 | Sony VAIO PCV-W20 PC Desktop

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