Lost Recovery Partition - How To Format HP Pavilion G6
Oct 31, 2012
I have a Hp pavilion g6, I've lost my recovery partition and I need to format my computer, when i start it, I have windows 7 on DVD but when I insert it and I click on F11 this message appears :
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: An error occurred when attempting to read the boot configuration data
I just partitioned my C drive and now have an I: drive that I use for data, music and movies and such. My question is this: if I have to do a system recovery. Will I lose that partition? Or will Windows 7 re-install on the C: drive without touching that partition?
I was trying to restore my Toshiba Sattelite L645-S4056 to factory default and reinstall windows 7 by inbuilt recovery system. While i was formatting the computer swtiched off itself. Then i couldnot access inbuilt recovery during booting. The computer wont boot with any windwos cd. It said something like "Cannot boot.Enter a bootable disc". I then installed a linux distero by booting with a USB device.The linux system works fine but i need windows 7. It shows that my hardisk is totally empty. There is no reserved part previously occupied by recovery system.I didn't get a recovery disc with my laptop. Any other dvd wont boot. How can i install back my Windows 7? What is wrong with the system? Is there any way to get windows 7 back?
I am running Windows Ultimate 32 bit. I have 2 SATA Hard Drives (one with OS), 2 SATA DVD and Blu-Ray Drives and 1 IDE Hard Drive which is configured as a slave.Second - I needed to do some hard drive trouble shooting for another computer that had a (possibly) dead IDE Hard Drive. To do this I shut down my computer, and attached the (supposedly) dead IDE Hard Drive in its place.Now - all the trouble began.After booting into the Bios, I noticed the supposedly dead hard drive did not register even though it was spinning. I kept booting into the OS to see if it would be recognized in any case - it was not.I put my working IDE Hard Drive back in - after shutting down and removing the dead IDE Hard Drive.I booted back into the BIOS and noticed my good IDE Hard Drive wasn't being recognized either. I then went into advanced Bios settings and walla - it saw my hard drive but said I needed to reboot.After rebooting I noticed the same thing with the Bios, but this time proceeded to boot into the OS.After signing on, I noticed my Good Hard Drive was no longer recognized in Explorer. I went into Administrator and Computer Management and then into Disk Management.
I have Unallocated space at the very end of my hard drive, even after the 25gb Recovery Partition, this is due to copying my old hard drive onto this new one via Clonezilla, and it automatically keeping the unallocated space at the end. Can I either move the unallocated space around the Recovery Partition, or delete the Recovery Partition altogether? Sorry if I am being a little unclear.
I've gotten to the point where I need to just reinstall windows completely on my Asus G74SX (too many problems, I want to start fresh.). I encounter an error 1029 with Asus's recovery disks that I made when I had windows working: it says it is recovering all the way to 100% then doesnt work. I am in the process of trying it again so I'll see if it actually managed to wipe my hard drive like it said it was doing, and maybe if it did actually work and reinstall windows.However, I'd like to be able to get into the recovery partition because I would prefer restoring it with Asus as they recommend me to. However, when I hit F9, their target to get there, it doesn't do anything and just reloads the boot screen, with the Asus logo on it. I don't have an actual Wndows recovery CD so that's not an option, and at this point since my hard drive has likely been wiped by these recovery DVDs, I don't think going into Ubuntu and fixing the MBR will do me much good anymore.It may be worth noting that before I last restarted, I marked the Windows partition as active because of a tutorial here, making it so that recovery partition isn't active anymore.
Table top, Acer brand, Aspire M5700HDD: 500GBPart: 1. Hidden partition, 20GB, eRecovery2.Partition C partitioned by Acer, 240GB, OS3. Partition D partitioned by Acer, 240GBI plan to format both C and D partitions and make 4 partitions.So, check with Acer firstAcer's reply is confusing, saying that the hidden partition will be damaged if format C partition
is not empty - it is almost 80% full but when i click on it there are no files. Tried - to the extent of my knowledge - to see if the files are hidden but didn't reach anywhere. Tried a restore point but that didnt work either.
I have just reinstalled windows 7 pro on my PC, without formatting, because it wouldnt start up, but i needed to keep all the files on there. now i have it started up but i cant find my old user folders, although they must be here somewhere because of the 100gb or so showing up as full. how might i go about finding them? i have lots of work not to mention ALL my recent itunes purchases and hours worth of saved games. i assume they must be here somewhere but on windows i wouldnt know the 1st place to start looking.
i have a problem i am trying to do a recovery from my recovery drive. But its not there so i tried to just reformat my computer using my window 7 cd. when i get to the part that has you pick the install drive its listed right there. so is there another way to get to it like f11(wont work for me).
I recently moved from Paris to the US and while moving I lost my recovery disk. I wanted to formate my computer and clcikced on recovery manager etc. Then once I wanted to restart the computer which I did the comuter asked me for the recovery CD which I don't have anymore I tried to use my husbands recovery disk as he has the same comouter , but it won't work. I am desperate and dont know what to do. DOes anybody know if I can download this form somewhere on a usb or so and reinstall my computer? Right now its a black screen telling me in white letters to insert the disk.FYI it is an hp dv6 HP Pavilion g6-1d89wm Notebook PC
My 5130M HP laptop needs a re installation and I cant find the OS recovery disk. The OS is Windows 7 professional 32bit. Is it legal to download an ISO and use it? If yes,where can I download one with the latest service pack?
I have an HP G61 which was purchased from Pc World and having had 2 new hard drives with the later having software installed and now been given Recovery Disks.I want to remove/wipe everything on the hard drive and then use the HP G61 Recovery Disks to install the HP factory stuff and I presume Windows 7.I have read a thread which states you need to alter BIOS, I cant even find this on my PC.Then I want to install Windows Word & Excel etc, can anyone advise how I can install with no cost, hopefully downloadable.
my SSD that has my windows partition on it died. So, I pretty much need to do a image restore from the windows back up program. I have an image that's only a week old and there isn't anything that recent that I can't live without. I have the new drive ready, but I'm sort of confused with the process. Do I need to first format and partition this new drive, or will the image restore do that for me as part of the process? I could do a format on another machine and move it over, but I'm not clear if that's a good idea or not.
Last night I was using my samsung series 7 laptop but it was freezing up frequently so I after reading around some forums I decided I needed to format my HHD to solve my problems.After using the cd "system recovery media" I turned on my laptop to find only the trash bin in the desktop. I cant connect to wireless internet and I cant configure cable internet altough the icon still appears. Also my usb drives dont work either.
I bought a HP Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. I got rid of any bloatware and as I'm typing this, Macrium is imaging my C drive to a network drive. Now my question is, would I be able to completely format the computer, set up my own partitions and install Windows on one of them? Preferably a fresh and clean version but I wouldn't mind the bloatware one either. Things to consider, I don't have a disk-drive so it'd have to be done with a thumbdrive; I have not been able to find the actual O/S product key, if someone could tell me where to locate it.
I was going to partition my hdd it had 72gb free and it has 160gb so i partitioning the hard drive (i used partition wizard) i always use that program.After it finished it reboot then it got stuck at bios it would not load any cd or dvd it will just hang there.There it says two options "Press F1 to run setup" i press it and says "Entering Setup..." and nothing happens and "Press ESC for BBS POPUP menu i press it and says "Boot selection popup menu has been selected"This is what the screen says:
AMIBIOS(C) American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS Date: 02/02/05 13:04:54 Ver: 08.00.10 Copyright 2005 by Hewlett-Packard Company
I was trying to resize my partition but it just stopped and got stuck at "Ultra DMA Mode-5, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK". As i mentioned above I tried to boot of a cd/dvd but it wouldnt work i have 2 other hard drives and the work perfect.
My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.
looking for a free version of something like this Memory Card Recovery Software to Recover Lost Photos - CardRecovery that will allow me to recover a bunch of HD video clips that were mistakenly erased
i have recently format my windows partition on my laptop and installed the windows 7 again.the problem is one of my partitions lost . when im going to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>computer management > disk management i can see my "c:" partition with different capacity as shown in image below.this partition was 100 gb before and the lost partion was 120. what i can see here a total of those two in down . i need my data on the other partition. is there anyway i can see those and make backup ?
I want to format my D: drive to clear some space. Thing is my D: used to be my C: drive under XP when i was dual booting so its showing as an active primary partition and Windows 7 wont let me format it.
Ive tried deleting everything but some things are refusing to go (like the file boot which i assume is to do with dual booting).