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Medion Recovery Issue

March 4, 2011 at 01:18:43
Specs: Windows Vista HP, Intel - Centrino Duo

Hi there

I have recently been working on a customers Medion laptop. While working on the laptop, that seemed to have a number of issues, the HDD decided to die, which leads me to believe it was the controller in the HDD. When using @ctive bootdisk I could still see the HDD so I did a super-scan in Partition Manager and managed to recover the Medion Recovery partiton completely intact. I the took an image of that and have applied it to a new HDD. That new HDD is now in the Medion laptop, and I have read that upon boot you are required to press F10 to access the recovery partition, but when I do this I am faced with a black screen that simply states, "Operating System not found".

Can anyone advise?

Kind regards.


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#1
March 4, 2011 at 09:11:57

Depends how the medion recovery was set up - probably needed original mbr (and partition table) too - F10 probably instructs the bios to load from a different place to normal. So your recovered recovery partition probably not in the right place (so you get no operating system).

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#2
March 4, 2011 at 09:44:51

... depending on how the Medion recovery partition is configured

... making it "active" might do the trick I know some recovery partitions do work that way ie. pc angel.

... this old link of mine is still live, scroll to bottom of page wait 40 sec's then download the zipped iso 1.40MB (instructions in zip file) boot up with the created cd.

... let us know if it works!

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#3
March 4, 2011 at 16:48:05

mavis007 - possible - but without F10 (bios tries to load from active partition by default). However, without the original partition structure in place may still just fail. Also restore process will probably expect original partition structure....

GeneralLeeHappy - if you have a windows install disk, then I'd use it. If not, worth trying mavis007's approach. Depending how technical you are you could try experimenting (set up 2 partitions, one is recovery, one imitates what would have been install partition. Swap them round etc)


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