In my laptop, I already have a Win7 original copy and the recovery partition in drive D. When I open D however, the system asks me to enter media in order to get my recovery. I entered USB flash with 32GB and the recovery moved to USB flash and the drive D formatted automatically.
How can I restore the recovery using the USB. I tried many times to boot from USB with no success.
I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows recovery disc to repair the partition because it would not boot.
Now I have done the same process again, except this time Windows boots immediately after with need to do a repair with a Windows disc.
Let's me describe what am I trying to do first. I bought a laptop from HP(HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j137tx) with windows 8.1 in it and plan to dual boot it into windows 7 and windows 8.1(for debugging purposes). The windows 8.1 just come with a recovery partition.
Whenever I select Windows 7 under GRUB, it just hangs at a flashing underscore
windows 7 is installed under my first primary partition, what should the GRUB section look like for it?
I can't check what mine looked like because this happened:
PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I have somehow managed to delete my recovery partition from my HTC Thunderbolt. I am semi skilled in computers and programs, but I cannot seem to figure out how to restore my deleted recovery partition. I just recently rooted my device and was trying to check out different roms for my device and somewhere in this process I managed to delete this partition.
I'm concerned about whether or not it is safe to shrink the OS drive via the Disk Management utility.
In the future, if I ever wanted to use the recovery partition on my laptop to restore the OS to defaults, will the recovery utility function normally if the size of the OS partition isn't what it was initially?