Solved Using Recovery Partition on New Drive

October 24, 2009 at 05:47:47
Specs: Windows XP
The drive on my PC is failing but the data is accessible as a slave on my other PC. How do I copy the recovery partition to a new drive and then boot to it in order to reinstall the full factory software?

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October 24, 2009 at 12:56:33
... yes you can boot to it, download this (you may have problem using firefox) "iso file" and create a cd from it

... use (click >) mirror 8 and bootup with the cd then type:

pqboot [press enter]

... then remove the cd ... and type the number of the partition you wish to boot to which will be displayed then [press enter]

... after reboot your pc should now boot to that chosen (now) active partition (must be primary)

... most recovery partitions are evoked by just booting to them... But not all!
PC-Angel does!

... boot with the CD or use a boot manager!


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#1
October 24, 2009 at 07:14:02
... try Todo Backup (freeware)


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#2
October 24, 2009 at 10:42:37
Just backing up the recovery partition doesn't always work - Packard Bell, for example, need the new drive 'tatooing' before a recovery partition will work. Do a check on forums for your machine to see if there's any specific advice for your problem.

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#3
October 24, 2009 at 11:08:36
I'm not backing it up. I have Acronis True Home and Partition Magic and created 2 partitions on the new drive. I then copied the recovery partition from the bad drive onto the new drive. How do I get the PC to recognize and boot to the recovery partition on the new drive? That's what I am unclear about.

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#4
October 24, 2009 at 11:32:10
You need to copy the hidden EISA partition that cannot be copied as it does not have any drive letter. It resides before drive C and is visible for info only when you open disk management. This is the tattooing partition that johnr spoke about in post 2.

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#5
October 24, 2009 at 11:35:22
So is that something that can be done using one of the programs I have or what do you recommend? Once copied, can the PC boot to the recovery partition or what other steps need to be taken? Thanks

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October 24, 2009 at 12:56:33
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... yes you can boot to it, download this (you may have problem using firefox) "iso file" and create a cd from it

... use (click >) mirror 8 and bootup with the cd then type:

pqboot [press enter]

... then remove the cd ... and type the number of the partition you wish to boot to which will be displayed then [press enter]

... after reboot your pc should now boot to that chosen (now) active partition (must be primary)

... most recovery partitions are evoked by just booting to them... But not all!
PC-Angel does!

... boot with the CD or use a boot manager!


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