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Pc Recovery & Recovery partition RETTEN.EXE
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Old 21-12-2008, 10:41 AM
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Default Pc Recovery & Recovery partition RETTEN.EXE

I want to rebuild my Pc, I have backed up all my data.
It's a MICROSTAR pc (german make) which has an E: RECOVER partition.

This partition has a program & image to rebuild the Pc called RETTEN.EXE

I can't find how to run the recovery/rebuild process.

I have booted off the Recovery Cd, 1st screen selected option to recover, 2nd screen entered word "start" then enter.

But it does not continue, comes up with message:
"Festplatte ist fur HDCOPY scheibgeschutzt bitte erst freigeben"

I have checked this message on Altavista Babelfish translation, doesn't seem to tell me much:
"Non removable disk is fur HDCOPY scheibgeschutzt please only releases"

Any ideas how to get it going, as Recovery partition is on my hard drive in E: partition, so should be able to do it ??

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Old 21-12-2008, 12:56 PM
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Have a look here.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...ry-hdcopy.html

Read the last 2 entries.

Hope that helps.
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Have a look here.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...ry-hdcopy.html

Read the last 2 entries.

Hope that helps.
Thanks, looks like that might sort it.

Only thing is it says:

.... Turns out that all i had to do was type "fdisk /mbr" then run the restore procedure.

I just want to recover C partition, windows & applications.
I don't want to messup D & E partitions if possible.

Will FDISK affect D & E partitions ??

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fdisk /mbr should not affect those partitions (the MBR is not considered to be "in" any partition).

However, you should use with caution if you have more than 4 partitions, or if the PC was previously configured to dual-boot two different operating systems.
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*NOTE*
most recovery partitions will put the machine back to the way it was when you first got it. Which will probably be the full disk as a single "C:" partition. Make sure you have a back up on a removable USB drive.

The restore will recreate the C: drive from the info held on the E: drive. What is held on the D: drive? or is it a DVD drive?
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Old 22-12-2008, 1:15 AM
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Hi. I have misplaced the recovery cd to boot from but I do have the recovery partition on the E Drive. Does somebody know if the image for the recovery cd can be downloaded from anywhre?

Many Thanks.
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Old 22-12-2008, 1:21 AM
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*NOTE*
most recovery partitions will put the machine back to the way it was when you first got it. Which will probably be the full disk as a single "C:" partition. Make sure you have a back up on a removable USB drive.

The restore will recreate the C: drive from the info held on the E: drive. What is held on the D: drive? or is it a DVD drive?
The Pc came new with 3 partitions, C D & E.

When running recovery Cd it only talks about C partition data being lost.

D was basically empty, with a TOOLS folder with copies of software & drivers which is on one of Pc support Cds.

E has the RECOVER partition, with the RETTEN.EXE program RETTEN.000 image.

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As long as you have a backup of 'C:' then you're good to go
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Looking in the TOOLS folder on D I have found RETTEN & Pc help manuals.

I don't think it tells me anything I am not already doing !!




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Hi. I have misplaced the recovery cd to boot from but I do have the recovery partition on the E Drive. Does somebody know if the image for the recovery cd can be downloaded from anywhre?

Many Thanks.

Hi. Is somebody able to help me with the recovery cd please. I am in the Manchester area, so if anybody is in this area and can let me borrow it, I would be extremely grateful. Alternatively if somebody could do a copy and post it to me please, I will re-imburse costs.

Please help.

Many Thanks in advance.
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As long as you have a backup of 'C:' then you're good to go
Strange thing is, there is nothing in manuals above (see post #9) saying to use FDISK.

That is a very technical thing to know, FDISK doesn't even come on XP install Cd.

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