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I deleted my recovery partition.... I know now that's bad!

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    We have no idea what you are doing.

    Are you using recov dvd's, is it something from your flatmates machine, or is the recov partition on your machine still intact?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Neither do I! The man asked me to tell him what was across from Port 1 Sata. Then he had me select the default values, load them, save and exit. The recovery program failed and now the laptop just opens the utility screen.
    My flatmate is backing up Windows with a USB so I can try to install it from that? Fingers crossed.
    What do you guys think?
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you make a restore point before you messed things up ?

    Can you boot into the BIOS ?

    If so I may be able to help.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    No restore point.

    Not sure how to boot into BIOS?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Does anyone know of any good Windows 8 torrents?
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    No restore point.

    Not sure how to boot into BIOS?
    Hold Delete key when restarting.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    No restore point.

    Not sure how to boot into BIOS?
    Hold Delete key when restarting.



    I restarted tapped on delete. The same grey and blue utility screen appeared. I assume this is the BIOS screen? I can't get it to load windows at all. The samsung guy told me to choose the recovery option that wiped my c drive. Don't know if thats relevant?
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    No restore point.

    Not sure how to boot into BIOS?
    Hold Delete key when restarting.



    I restarted tapped on delete. The same grey and blue utility screen appeared. I assume this is the BIOS screen? I can't get it to load windows at all. The samsung guy told me to choose the recovery option that wiped my c drive. Don't know if thats relevant?
    This screen:

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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    Does anyone know of any good Windows 8 torrents?
    Can't answer you directly that's a taboo word in these parts, but if you type "Windows 8 x32/x64 ISO Download" into Google you may be able to find something, a technet download or something.

    If you can't, send me a PM, maybe I can find something for you.
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    Hold Delete key when restarting.



    I restarted tapped on delete. The same grey and blue utility screen appeared. I assume this is the BIOS screen? I can't get it to load windows at all. The samsung guy told me to choose the recovery option that wiped my c drive. Don't know if thats relevant?
    This screen ?:

    Click image for larger version
    Since you didn't post back yet, I'll finish the lesson.

    If you get F-12 enabled, restart, press F-12 at prompt on opening screen.

    If you get this--

    Click image for larger version

    Choose UEFI.

    Then when this shows up next, press 6 to get into Safe Mode with command prompt.

    Click image for larger version

    In the command prompt type in

    rstrui.exe

    And press Enter.

    In the restore point window choose your restore point & let it do its thing & you will have an operational computer again.

    I'm going on the assumption Windows automatically created a restore point that you will be able to use.

    Post back with results please.
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