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    • peter999
    • By peter999 21st Dec 08, 10:41 AM
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    Pc Recovery & Recovery partition RETTEN.EXE
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    • 21st Dec 08, 10:41 AM
    Pc Recovery & Recovery partition RETTEN.EXE 21st Dec 08 at 10:41 AM
    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 ??

    peter999
    Last edited by peter999; 21-12-2008 at 1:47 PM.
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    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 21st Dec 08, 12:56 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 12:56 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 12:56 PM
    Have a look here.
    http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/hard-drive-support/5833-solved-hd-recovery-hdcopy.html

    Read the last 2 entries.

    Hope that helps.
    • peter999
    • By peter999 21st Dec 08, 8:37 PM
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    • #3
    • 21st Dec 08, 8:37 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 8:37 PM
    Originally posted by HoofeHearted
    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 ??

    peter999
    • fwor
    • By fwor 21st Dec 08, 9:09 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 9:09 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 9:09 PM
    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.
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 21st Dec 08, 10:52 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st Dec 08, 10:52 PM
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    • 21st Dec 08, 10:52 PM
    *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?
    Laters

    Sol

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  • Haze77
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    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:15 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:15 AM
    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.
    • peter999
    • By peter999 22nd Dec 08, 1:21 AM
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    • #7
    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:21 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:21 AM
    *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?
    Originally posted by S0litaire
    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.

    peter999
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 22nd Dec 08, 1:36 AM
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    • #8
    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:36 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 08, 1:36 AM
    As long as you have a backup of 'C:' then you're good to go
    Laters

    Sol

    "Have you found the secrets of the universe? Asked Zebade "I'm sure I left them here somewhere"
    • peter999
    • By peter999 22nd Dec 08, 9:35 AM
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    • #9
    • 22nd Dec 08, 9:35 AM
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    • 22nd Dec 08, 9:35 AM
    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 !!




    .....

    peter999
  • Haze77
    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.
    Originally posted by Haze77

    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.
    • peter999
    • By peter999 23rd Dec 08, 9:45 AM
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    As long as you have a backup of 'C:' then you're good to go
    Originally posted by S0litaire
    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.

    peter999
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