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inspiron 1545 recovery drive problem


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naivedya

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hii

i have a dell inspiron 1545, when i try to do a factory restore its not happening and the recovery drive which previously was there on my computer its now not showing up . There is 71mb unalloacted space and recovery OEM partition is showing on Disk mgmt.

please someone help me resolve this problem ..


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Edited by naivedya, 06 June 2013 - 09:07 AM.

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Can you please provide a screen shot of what it looks like in Disk Management.
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hey this is how it looks .
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I wish you had taken the shot in full screen because I would been able to see the partition information, used space/free space etc.

Can you do another please.
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hey sorry for the previous image please check this one in fullscreen ...

i just now formatted the hard disk but still am not able to use that 71mb space and csnt even open Recovery folder ??

Edited by naivedya, 07 June 2013 - 05:18 AM.

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Was your screen shot in post #3 taken from another machine?

It looks like someone has deleted the recover partition, did you ever make any back to factory recovery disks mate?
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sorry for late reply but my laptop crashed and was unable to load windows so i installed windows 8 on it now with a another 40GB hard disk but is there any way to get recovery partition back again working ? on my old HDD ??


NO i have not made any recovery disks for it.

but why 15gb is still occupied ??? am unable to see or open that drive ?


Thanks a lot

Edited by naivedya, 10 June 2013 - 01:01 PM.

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Are you saying that you removed the original hard drive and replaced it with a 40GB and then installed Windows 8?

If you have then you'll be going nowhere fast with such a small drive.

However that is another matter and to my mind the Recovery partition is no longer there on the original 300GB hard drive and the 15GB partition will be for the Dell System Tools.

Someone has been messing around with these partitions though and while doing so probably deleted the recovery partition.
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so now how should i merge the 15gb space with rest of 300gb as that 15gb is unusable and i cant see it on my computer ?

Edited by naivedya, 11 June 2013 - 02:32 AM.

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You would have to delete it using a diskpart command which would then leave it as unallocated space.

Please read this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

Equally you could do a brand new install of Windows 7 deleting all partitions.

It's up to you mate.
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what i mean to say is that can i merge that 15gb partition with my 300gb one so that i can use the whole 320 gb hard disk then i will install windows 7 again if so what are the steps that i need to do

thnks a lot again
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The 15Gb is part of the 300GB drive even though you can't access it.

You will still only have a 300GB hard drive after deleting it.

Delete the partition using disk part which will leave it as unallocated and then format it, once that is done then you can merge the partitions using the tools in Windows 7.

Consider this video.




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Thanks a lot sir for helping me out

Thank you
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You're welcome mate. :thumbsup:
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