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My PC froze while it was on, when the Recovery System was attempted, it says its needs a user partition, that it needs a OS, and that files are corrupted

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Try reinstalling the drivers first--you can grab the drivers off the Dell website in their support section with full instructions.

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OS Hard drive missing


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The Recovery Partition quickly restores your Notebook PC's software to its original working state. Before using the Recovery Partition, copy your data files (such as Outlook PST files) to USB storage devices or to a network drive and make note of any customized configuration settings (such as network settings).

About the Recovery Partition
The Recovery Partition is a reserved space on your hard disk drive used to restore the operating system, drivers, and utilities installed on your Notebook PC at the factory.

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What fies on recovery partition


Did you use a Factory Recovery DVD supplied by the cpmputer manufacturer? Or did you load the OS from a Windows Vista DVD? If you didn't use the Computer's Factory Recovery disk the recovery partition is gone, when you loaded the Windows Vista DVD and formatted the HDD. That is, if I understant your statement. If you had your HDD partitioned into 2 secions, 1 your OS and another for whatever, your OS partition, containing the recovery, has been formatted. For example: C , being your OS and D, being your recovery , are one partition.

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There is no recovery partition.


I can only be these causes.
1: hdd bad.
2: it's telling you the truth, the restore partition is corrupted,
takes way more than simple file names, there.
3: someone used microsoft disks or others, an attempted to install other OS, and wreck this partition structures and files.
the cure is same, HP media kit. (posted 100000 time at hp,)

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143

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I accidentally deleted all the partition when i am formatting the system partition how can i reinstall the OS now where i don't have recovery media.Is there any way to recover the deleted partition?


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 software Today 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).
  • Active Partition Recovery DOS/WindowsPrice: $36Easiness to use: Average
    Safety: Average
    Allows to recover partitions or files in Demo mode: No
    Link: http://www.partition-recovery.com/price.htm
  • or with this free software TestDiskPrice: FreeEasiness to use: Not easy
    Safety: Dangerous!
    Allows to recover partitions or files in Demo mode: Yes
    Link: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download Click link to download..
  • but still you can reinstall os on your drive by creating partition..(if no need to recover files)
  • during setup press c key to create partition and put size to what ever you want for C depends on your hdd size.for example your hdd is 80gb,then put size 30000 for C ,then enter
  • the remaining size is for D:scroll down D and press c key to create partion for D:then enter
  • wait till the setup finish

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My computer has frozen up while i was searching for informatioon. When i rebooted my PC, it read that there is no OS, so i've runned the System Recovery Program and it managed to work, but then the problem...


You are going to need to reinstall your operating system because some kind of virus has got you and your antivirus software has got the virus and removed it and by doing so it has also deleted required system files

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I have one partition named Recovery G: ,size=14.7 GB free=7.75GB. when i hide it using diskpart,on Disk managment it show that this partition have no label and letter,that this partition is healty,eisa...


The recovery G: drive on your computer is an OEM partition. You don't have to do anything on it because it is helpfull. The back up for your OS is on that drive and also the OKR files or the recovery files.

If you delete that drive it void the OKR.

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Gateway laptop reset


Gateway Direct systems went "media-less" back in September 2004. In the event of a system crash users could either 1) restore their systems from the Recovery Partition OR 2) from the backup media that they were prompted to create on first power-up -- which would provide them with up to 5 blank CD-R discs depending on their system's configuration.

On the factory load of the hard drive, the recovery partition will not contain operating system files. It only contains application and driver files.
The first time the recovery partition is used, it prompts the user to insert their System Recovery CD/DVD to copy files from the CD to the recovery partition.
The Drivers and Applications CD is not bootable and does not contain Operating System files.
The System Recovery CD/DVD is bootable but does not contain any application or driver files.
If the end-user erases the hard drive and restores the computer using the System Recovery CD/DVD and an Applications and Drivers CD, the recovery partition is not recreated.

This means that you will need the operating system restore disc FIRST then the recovery partition will work for you

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No Operating System; Cannot Format User Partition - Gateway MX595


Hi,

It seems that you have a corrupt user partition on your drive which is stopping you from doing a recovery.

What you will need to do is delete the partition(s) on your Gateway by using a system repair utility CD. ERD Commander 2005 or Bart are utilites that will allow you to boot from a CD and then delete the partitions.

You could also use a friend's Windows XP CD just to delete the partitions.

Once this is done, you should be able to re-install your OS (assuming there is no physical damage on the hard disk.

Hope this helps.

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Hi. I cannot defrag D Recovery Drive due to lack of space.


You do NOT need to defrag the recovery partition. The contents of that partition are most likely in a compressed form, and in any case, unchanging, so do not require a defrag. It's a good idea to leave the recovery partition absolutely alone.

For future reference, if you need to defragment a normal partition in low space conditions, try something advanced like Diskeeper 2008. Diskeeper is the best and most powerful defragmenter, and can defragment drives with even less than 5-10% free disk space. By comparison, the windows defragger requires atleast 15%, and yet does not defrag system files.

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you can reload the operating system by pressing alt+F10 during boot. (if you still have recovery partition on your harddrive).
if you already deleted recovery partition from your harddrive, the only option is installing OS from cd.

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