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    Windows 8.1 - RAW Disks and Hidden

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry, but my language is not English. . .

    Sony Vaio Notebook. . . Windows 8 original, updated to 8.1.

    Behind the pen drive repair, comes up in the Vaio repair tools. . . but none of them work. In three attempts, here are the messages:

    1 Upgrade the computer: "Computer Upgrade: The drive where Windows is installed is locked";

    2 Restore the pc: "It is not possible to restore the pc A partition of the unit required is missing.."

    3 Recovery Solutions vaio: "Could not find a media recovery or partition recovery."

    Through the command prompt the following information comes up:

    Volume 1 - "C" - NTFS - 141 GB - integrity - startup

    Volume 2 - "E" - NTFS - 523 GB - integrity

    Volume 3 - - RAW - 1474 MB - integrity - hidden

    Volume 4 - - FAT 32 - 260 MB - system - integrity

    Volume 5 - - RAW - 450 MB - integrity - hidden

    Volume 6 - - RAW - 29 GB - integrity - hidden


    1 I have a Macrium (free) image, but when I try to use it, does not offer a choice of drive;

    2. As usual, the company that sells, does not provide media with Windows (OEM).

    Please position!



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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Boot the Sony Recovery USB drive, & use the Sony Recovery Tools.

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    See item 3 above: Vaio Recovery Solutions:

    "3 Solutions VAIO Recovery: "Could not find a media recovery or partition recovery."

    Probably the recovery partition is one that is raw and hidden.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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