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I know, I am dumb because I deleted the wrong data on my hard drive. I removed the recovery data from the partition. My question is, if I do a factory's reset, will it put that all back? I did a Windows reset but it hasn't. Anyone know? Fans

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@puppylewis 

Doing a complete factory reset as @Prométhée mentioned, is the ONLY way to get your recovery partition back.  But you pay a high price because it completely erases the ENTIRE drive, including anything you put on it.

 

If all you want is recovery media, you can make your own using a third-party utility known as Macrium Reflect for free.

 

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I personally prefer to use third-party Backup solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions.

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.

Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.

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Hello
if you deleted the recovery partition, you cannot recover it like that !!
If you have created the usb reinstallation kit, this will be the solution to reinstall the computer if necessary.
Sometimes the partition is reinstalled, but not always, it depends on the computers!
You may be able to try special partition recovery software, but I don't know if it works in all situations!

 

https://www.google.com/search?hl=fr&ei=wpsAX8XHErTMgwf4o7G4CA&q=recover+partition&oq=recover+partiti...

 

 



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@puppylewis 

Doing a complete factory reset as @Prométhée mentioned, is the ONLY way to get your recovery partition back.  But you pay a high price because it completely erases the ENTIRE drive, including anything you put on it.

 

If all you want is recovery media, you can make your own using a third-party utility known as Macrium Reflect for free.

 

------------------------

I personally prefer to use third-party Backup solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions.

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.

Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.

***If my post helped, click the thumbs-up symbol to say thanks***

***Please mark Accept As Solution if my post solved your problem***

I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP

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Thank you sir, for your help and excellent advice. I will indeed go down this road I think. After all, once I have a boot USB stick, it matters not if there is a recovery system on the HDD.

 

Thanks again.

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