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How To Create Recovery Partition On Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ColTom2, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. ColTom2

    ColTom2 Flightless Bird

    Hi:

    I have somehow in the process of cloning my hard drive wiped out the
    Recovery Partition on a Sony VGC-RA716G desktop running XP (MCE2005) SP3.
    Hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD2500BB 250 GB.

    I have the Sony Recovery DVD's so is there someway I can use them to
    create the Recovery Partition back on the HD? If so, would you please post
    detail instructions.

    Thanks,

    ColTom2
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "ColTom2" <noemailaddress@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:0F5677CE-4A69-481D-BDE2-DEA1DD83022D@microsoft.com...
    > Hi:
    >
    > I have somehow in the process of cloning my hard drive wiped out the
    > Recovery Partition on a Sony VGC-RA716G desktop running XP (MCE2005) SP3.
    > Hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD2500BB 250 GB.
    >
    > I have the Sony Recovery DVD's so is there someway I can use them to
    > create the Recovery Partition back on the HD? If so, would you please post
    > detail instructions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > ColTom2
    >
    >

    You would probably be better off checking on Sony's support site, or in the
    Sony forums, if there are any.
    Even if you are able to, you'll more than likely destroy the data that's
    already on the drive. Since you have the recovery DVD, why not just keep it
    in a safe place, and maybe make a copy of it for back-up's sake? It'll work
    just as well as having the recovery on a drive partition. Of course, just
    creating a regular drive image to an external drive is the best guarantee of
    saving your data. When the HDD on my notebook crashed, I lost my recovery
    partition, but I had a system partition image, so I was back up and running
    in a short period of time. Plus, I didn't have to load any drivers, service
    packs, updates, etc. since it was all there in the image. I wouldn't mourn
    the loss of the recovery partition if I were you :)
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. ColTom2

    ColTom2 Flightless Bird

    Hi:

    I agree with what you have said, but was just trying to see if there was a
    simple way to accomplish what I asked.

    Thanks,

    ColTom2

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
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    "ColTom2" <noemailaddress@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:0F5677CE-4A69-481D-BDE2-DEA1DD83022D@microsoft.com...
    > Hi:
    >
    > I have somehow in the process of cloning my hard drive wiped out the
    > Recovery Partition on a Sony VGC-RA716G desktop running XP (MCE2005) SP3.
    > Hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD2500BB 250 GB.
    >
    > I have the Sony Recovery DVD's so is there someway I can use them to
    > create the Recovery Partition back on the HD? If so, would you please post
    > detail instructions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > ColTom2
    >
    >

    You would probably be better off checking on Sony's support site, or in the
    Sony forums, if there are any.
    Even if you are able to, you'll more than likely destroy the data that's
    already on the drive. Since you have the recovery DVD, why not just keep it
    in a safe place, and maybe make a copy of it for back-up's sake? It'll work
    just as well as having the recovery on a drive partition. Of course, just
    creating a regular drive image to an external drive is the best guarantee of
    saving your data. When the HDD on my notebook crashed, I lost my recovery
    partition, but I had a system partition image, so I was back up and running
    in a short period of time. Plus, I didn't have to load any drivers, service
    packs, updates, etc. since it was all there in the image. I wouldn't mourn
    the loss of the recovery partition if I were you :)
    --
    SC Tom
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Sorry, I don't have a good answer for that. Have you tried Sony?
    --
    SC Tom


    "ColTom2" <noemailaddress@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:eXR0m1DnKHA.1544@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    >
    > I agree with what you have said, but was just trying to see if there was
    > a
    > simple way to accomplish what I asked.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > ColTom2
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:uOQ$Ja9mKHA.4392@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "ColTom2" <noemailaddress@nomail.com> wrote in message
    > news:0F5677CE-4A69-481D-BDE2-DEA1DD83022D@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi:
    >>
    >> I have somehow in the process of cloning my hard drive wiped out the
    >> Recovery Partition on a Sony VGC-RA716G desktop running XP (MCE2005) SP3.
    >> Hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD2500BB 250 GB.
    >>
    >> I have the Sony Recovery DVD's so is there someway I can use them to
    >> create the Recovery Partition back on the HD? If so, would you please
    >> post
    >> detail instructions.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> ColTom2
    >>
    >>

    > You would probably be better off checking on Sony's support site, or in
    > the
    > Sony forums, if there are any.
    > Even if you are able to, you'll more than likely destroy the data that's
    > already on the drive. Since you have the recovery DVD, why not just keep
    > it
    > in a safe place, and maybe make a copy of it for back-up's sake? It'll
    > work
    > just as well as having the recovery on a drive partition. Of course, just
    > creating a regular drive image to an external drive is the best guarantee
    > of
    > saving your data. When the HDD on my notebook crashed, I lost my recovery
    > partition, but I had a system partition image, so I was back up and
    > running
    > in a short period of time. Plus, I didn't have to load any drivers,
    > service
    > packs, updates, etc. since it was all there in the image. I wouldn't mourn
    > the loss of the recovery partition if I were you :)
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Bill Sharpe

    Bill Sharpe Flightless Bird

    ColTom2 wrote:
    > Hi:
    >
    > I have somehow in the process of cloning my hard drive wiped out the
    > Recovery Partition on a Sony VGC-RA716G desktop running XP (MCE2005) SP3.
    > Hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD2500BB 250 GB.
    >
    > I have the Sony Recovery DVD's so is there someway I can use them to
    > create the Recovery Partition back on the HD? If so, would you please post
    > detail instructions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > ColTom2
    >
    >

    I have to agree with SC Tom. One of the first things I did when I got my
    HP desktop four years ago was create Recovery DVD's. Next I deleted the
    recovery partition. Finally I installed Acronis True Image and backed up
    my entire C drive to an external hard drive.

    It's hardly worth it to put the recovery partition back on your main
    drive, IMO.

    Bill
     
  6. rob18

    rob18 Flightless Bird

    In fact, recovery partition is a hidden partition. Create new partition, copy files from recovery DVD to this partition, then change this partition type ID with Partition Magic.:smile:

     
  7. davison1

    davison1 Flightless Bird

    Having a backup of your data is good practice. At the time of data
    recovery process , if u have a back up of your data, then half of the
    job is done. I have used the *Stellar phoenix windows data recovery
    product* to recover my lost data . Without a valid backup I think it
    was not possible.




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    davison1
     
  8. davison1

    davison1 Flightless Bird

  9. apple20121314

    apple20121314 Flightless Bird

    It seems that the detail article--"Guidelines on how to Partition a hard drive in windows by Creating, Deleting, Formatting and Resizing Partition" can help you and you can find a free tool--Partition Assistant Home Edition to solve the problem you mentioned.
     

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