|just did a fresh recovery on my daughters HP laptop cause she completely trashes it regularly. |
anyhow i decided to partition a section of the drive for her to store her files and make re-installs a little quicker and easier.
in disk management i shrunk the os volume, and went thru the steps to set up the new space, i wont go into a lotta detail here because i know you guys know what im talking about.
apparently i changed the disk to dynamic (i saw the warning but still clicked to proceed, i usually learn everything the hard way about things i dont know).
after doing some research i know what the problem is, i just want to switch everything back to basic.
the machine has a recovery partition from HP, and the windows 199meg partition for its top secret stuff (boot stuff i think), there is an HP Tools partition, and the os partition. i have already deleted the 5th one that i created, apparently 5 is the magic number for partitions on a disk and forcing to dynamic.
as it stands now the computer will not boot to the recovery partition, i was just going to reinstall again to solve the problem. normally i wouldnt care much cause on my computers i make my own recovery partitions and install all the time when ive gone too far but her computer still has the factory recovery and i dont want to lose it.
all i want to do is undo what ive done and not lose factory data. i have several hard drives around here and a few computers to use should i need to in order to get it done.
before doing anything i want to clone her recovery data and store it on one of my drives for safe keeping, from there i want to undo my goofup.
any and all help will be appreciated greatly.