Booting recovery partition with the help of a Linux LiveCD?

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  1. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    Here is the thing:

    I have a Windows install image on a recovery partition but I even did not assign a drive letter to it on my main Windows system, it is just there.

    I set the boot timer also to 0 seconds so I cannot select to boot from it. Now my main Windows system crashed. Is there a way to boot from the recovery image by making it bootable from a Linux LiveCD or something?
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    what brand pc so i can tell u what key it is to boot the recovery.

    some recoveries were able to be booted by making it active partition with gparted or some partition tool.
     
  3. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    I just made my own custom recovery partition. Thanks.
     
  4. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info. It strangely did not work. What worked was that I completely wiped out the former Windows install partition with Fdsik in Linux and recreated it. This was the only was it did not search for a windows there and booted from the recovery. Note: I don't have separate 100 M boot partition for Windows it is included in the Windows install partition.

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    I did not post a link but had to remove your links from the quote. Clever.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    with bcdedit to add to menu ? or with gparted u could have made active your partition
     
  6. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    I can make the partition active either in Gparted or in Windows Computer Management (It was already set to bootable). Probably in Fdisk, too.
     
  7. TulTang

    TulTang MDL Novice

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    Hiren's BootCD ==> MiniXP ==> Diskpart ==> Assign Letter ==> HBCDMenu ==> GImageX ==> Apply Image ☺
     
  8. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    First part: already present.
    Second part is not clear. How it solves my problem, what it does and how exactly to execute it?
     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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