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System restore partition

by ckrector / November 22, 2009 6:52 AM PST

I have a Studio 17 purchased in June 2009. In August, due to issues with a faulty downloaded program (iTunes) I decided to perform a factory restore from the recovery partition. In the middle of the recovery, I got an error and the entire thing crashed. Vista would not even load. I had to manually install vista and of course everything else.

My question: what good is the recovery partition and the data stored there? Could I just delete the entire thing? I would NEVER try a restore again since there is obviously something wrong with it.

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I agree.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 10:03 AM PST

But I've always tried more than one time.

In closing somewhere in the instructions is to unplug any USB device, remove upgrades and make it "STOCK" when restoring.

Hope this helps.

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After using the cd to reinstall
by Basket628 / November 22, 2009 9:03 PM PST
In reply to: I agree.

After using the cd to reinstall the recovery partition is no good after using the Vista cd.

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Was that a
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 10:23 PM PST

Prelude to a question or a statement?

Sometimes you find restore partition fixit programs or procedures from the makers.

I see the writing on the wall to where the physical media will vanish. Just use some USB dongle or even via wifi, ethernet!

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System restore partition
by Basket628 / November 23, 2009 7:53 AM PST

How I know restore partition no good after using the CDSI work for Dell tech support.

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To know is simpler than we think.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2009 7:56 AM PST

Here's the test.

If it won't restore then it's busted, broken, and bankrupt.

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About the hidden recovery partition
by Basket628 / November 23, 2009 7:56 AM PST

How I know it will be gone I work for Dell tech support.

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It's gone ...
by Kees Bakker / December 30, 2009 5:47 PM PST

if you don't see it any more with a partition editor (including the Disk Management in the OS).


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