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[*] Post 434065 posted on 9-5-2011 at 13:39 Reply With Quote
Recovery of system w/out recovery disks



I've just had to restore a lappy without having access to the recovery cd's that were supposed to be made by the owner when the system was new. They supposedly were made but the system will not allow me to re-create them. The recovery partition is still existant but would not let me address it directly.

Linux to the rescue! I installed a copy of Linux side by side with the existing OS and re-booted. When GRUB loaded there were two Windoze Hissta bootable partitions, guess what! Exactly what I needed! Yep the recovery partition was now accessible and bootable. I'm currently letting it perform its magic, so I should end up with an "out of the box" lappy at the end of this.

Thort this may be of some use to others who have to re-load systems without the appropriate cds.
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[*] Post 434509 posted on 14-5-2011 at 16:45 Reply With Quote


Thanks for that, I will post that in my box."one to remember"

thankingyou
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[*] Post 434568 posted on 15-5-2011 at 14:13 Reply With Quote


You are most welcome, Ray. Haven't seen much of you lately, have you been well?
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