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windows 8 reset says partition is not found

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    windows 8

    windows 8 reset says partition is not found


    Hi, I have a vaio SVS151290s with windows 8 preinstalled.

    I partitioned the hard drive with easeUS partition master when it reset it refuesed to boot, I was finally able to get it to boot by following some bcd commands i saw in the forum.

    windows seems to be running fine but i cant seem to create a rescue disk it says "partition is not found" I have tried resetting the install also and it also says partition is not found.

    I can still see both the RE tools and the recovery drive in my notebook and it seems that the files are still there

    I was hoping someone could help me reset my win 8 install

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    You have a uEFI, Secure Boot, gpt setup.
    easeUS partition master does not support uEFI, Secure Boot, gpt setup.

    You may need to reinstall.

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Sony eSupport - SVS151290S - Support

    How to create a set of Recovery Discs.

    Video Tutorial:
    VAIO® - How to create recovery media - YouTube
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    hi theog,

    Unfortunately i wasnt able to make a recovery disk before i screwed up my computer,

    I can see the recovery drive and install.wim but cant seem to make a recovery disk with vaio cares
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    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    can anyone help with this
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  5. #5


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


    I would order a set of Recovery disks from Sony, than do a Recovery.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't have a vaio - they could be using a number of different methods for the recov program to find the recov partition.

    From your description - sounds like the bcd entry may be wrong.

    Easeus should be fine for gpt Free Partition Magic alternative. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32 bit & 64 bit - EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How to order Sony Recovery disks:

    1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
    2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
    3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
    If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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windows 8 reset says partition is not found
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