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  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post

    Thanks.
    I did it from the Metro Start Screen Settings, somewhere between the options. Then it mentioned the refresh option and I chose it: it was using the HP recovery partition and I got all the programs from factory back which I didn't want.
    I pressed F11 when computer turned on, and got the minimized system restore option. and it worked like a charm, no preloaded apps installed. i have a hp envy dv6-7250ca.... BUT now, the whole system is down after i tried to shrink the c partition and create another partition for my scratch disk. Now when I do a system restore of any types, it says failed when its almost finished. Ive tried the recovery disc, Ive tried f11, ive tried even a pirated version of windows 8. nothing nothing will install. But I managed to boot up into ubuntu disc right now on this laptop, that is how i am able to write this. So according to HP there is nothing that can be done, and they are sending me a fedex box to my door so i can ship this laptop off and they will fix it. This absolutely ridiculous. I remember whenever i had problems with any win7 or xp machines, just pop the disc in, restart, and reinstall c drive, while keep all data on d: parition. With UEFI makes so much difficult it seems.
    Sorry to hear that.

    Mine is dv6-7250eb... that must be almost the same as 7250ca. I'll try to be careful when reinstalling.

    Right after I got on the desktop, there were still all the unneeded programs installed but I could shrink c drive from Computer Management without problems.

    I had c: drive and d: was already assigned to recovery so I added f: as data and all worked.
    This is also on UEFI and the good part is that you can make up to 128 partitions on the same disk (GPT disk).
    In the past I also used a d: partition for data besides the c: which had the OS but now the new config works the same way.

    Don't touch the first two small partitions beginning the disk (they don't have any letter assigned: sys reserved and uefi boot, about 200-300mb in size) otherwise you'll have problems booting and recovering.

    As long as you don't disable it in the BIOS, UEFI works fine, I never had problems with it yet.
    Thats where it all went wrong for me, is i removed those two small partitions with no letters assigned to it........... arggghhhi feel soo stupid for doing that. i wish there was a way to get them back or create them again with gparted or something and reinstall again from my recovery discs. without having to send the laptop back.

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  2. #22


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    Did you also delete the last partition, named Recovery?
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  3. #23


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    The two small partitions are made by default if you install from scratch in UEFI mode. (see first link below)

    Even if you have an empty drive after a format, all needed partitions are made by the installer when you click next (no need to manually create them).

    There might even be a way to restore them, but I didn't need to try this yet (luckily).
    Doing a system image (on an external disk usually) before messing around will backup all selected partitions including c: and the first invisible two. You can then reboot and restore things back again when needed.

    Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> System Image
    This is the one I still use, the same function we had back in Win7.

    Links about the EFI partition, installing and fixing:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    What happens when you delete the EFI partition?

    Windows 7 won't boot, can't repair, possible EFI partition problem? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    uefi - How To safely uninstall Ubuntu and restore Windows 8? - Ask Ubuntu
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you also delete the last partition, named Recovery?
    No the recovery partition is still there
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    The two small partitions are made by default if you install from scratch in UEFI mode. (see first link below)

    Even if you have an empty drive after a format, all needed partitions are made by the installer when you click next (no need to manually create them).

    There might even be a way to restore them, but I didn't need to try this yet (luckily).
    Doing a system image (on an external disk usually) before messing around will backup all selected partitions including c: and the first invisible two. You can then reboot and restore things back again when needed.

    Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> System Image
    This is the one I still use, the same function we had back in Win7.

    Links about the EFI partition, installing and fixing:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    What happens when you delete the EFI partition?

    Windows 7 won't boot, can't repair, possible EFI partition problem? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    uefi - How To safely uninstall Ubuntu and restore Windows 8? - Ask Ubuntu

    Thank you I will try this after work.
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  6. #26


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    Did you make the Repair CD?
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    If YES, boot the CD & do a RESET.
    Reset Windows 8
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  7. #27


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    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you make the Repair CD?
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    If YES, boot the CD & do a RESET.
    Reset Windows 8
    I have repair discount and it fails after installing right at the end. It's soo frustrating
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  8. #28


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you make the Repair CD?
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    If YES, boot the CD & do a RESET.
    Reset Windows 8
    I have repair discount and it fails after installing right at the end. It's soo frustrating
    Is there any error shown?
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  9. #29


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


    May be call HP for Recovery DVD.

    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    ? If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
    HP website. For U.S. support, go to Contact HP / Customer Service | HP® Official Site. For worldwide support, go
    to Contact HP Worldwide | HP® Official Site.
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you make the Repair CD?
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    If YES, boot the CD & do a RESET.
    Reset Windows 8

    I have repair discount and it fails after installing right at the end. It's soo frustrating
    Is there any error shown?
    Yes there was it asked me to save it to usb. I will post it after I get back from work.
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