[SOLVED] Need help booting Asus recovery partition.

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  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I reinstalled windows 7 on my dad's Asus ET2400IGTS all-in-one pc after a virus attack.

    I first deleted all partitions (except recovery) and reinstalled Win 7 from a MS disk to avoid all the Asus crapware preinstalled.

    I run update and it finds no optional drivers except the wireless.

    I go to Asus's website and download the video driver for the 6470M and it chokes on auto install and manual install says there is no ATI device.

    Asus tech support can't help and wants me to RMA the thing so they can install the driver :p

    Anyone know how to make the recover partition bootable? I've done this with HPs before, but don't remember the exact method I used and Google isn't listing the method I want.

    I tried Computer Management and it won't let me give the partition a letter or even activate it so it will try to boot. I'm not sure if there is more to it than this, I'm hoping I missed a step.

    Can someone help me to avoid an RMA?
    -=Mark=-
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    you can use Acronis to make it bootable. Did you try F11 and see if it gives you option to boot directlt from the recovery partition? u wont need an RMA or deal with Asus, you will get it right:bananajoj2:
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    diskpart
    > select disk 0
    > select partition 1
    > set id=07 override
    > active
    > exit
     
  4. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    did you try just getting the generic ATI driver from AMD's site? it'll be much newer/better than the asus crap
    if that doesn't work, then try modded ones from hardware heaven meant to bypass OEM lockouts
     
  5. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    I, on the other hand, had excatly the opposite experience from using ASUS vs ATI drivers. I had run into many issues in the past by using the latest bundle (Cr@palyst aka Catalyst) from ATI. When I switched back to the older (but much more stable IMO) driver from ASUS the problem was gone. I had this issue where the mouse pointer suddenly froze for no reason (under 7). And yes, it was the ATI driver that was causing the problem cause when I switched back to the ASUS one, it never happend again ;)
     
  6. mobsta

    mobsta MDL Novice

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    To activate the Asus recovery partition tap F9 key during boot up, if it fails get hold of some partitioning app and make the partition active and you should be good to go.
     
  7. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you very much that made it bootable.

    But, on reboot I had two options of recovery, a restore now or make a USB recovery disk. I chose instant recovery and was told I needed to do the USB recovery first. I plugged in my USB, but the program didn't recognize it, so I rebooted in hopes it would load the drivers. on reboot it went straight to windows. The above diskpart was only temporary, luckily I just ran diskpart again and it found the partition on reboot and it found the USB drive then I made the USB recovery boot and it took about half an hour. Then on reboot I went into the BIOS and told it to boot from the USB drive and it installed windows in about a half an hour with another 15-20 minutes of setup.

    Thanks again, you are a life saver.
    -=Mark=-
     
  8. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    The reason you had to re-run the diskpart is triggered because when you close/reboot from the recovery partition your original boot partition is set active again.
    Great it worked out for you, to be honest i wasn't sure if it would work for you (no experience with ASUS recovery partitions)
     
  9. spooner

    spooner MDL Novice

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    Hi

    You can perform partition recovery on windows XP, vista, 7 etc using some third party tools like Remo partition recovery software. By using this software I was able to recover my system partition. So you can try it.

    For details visit - mypartitionrecovery.com
     
  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i use "find and mount" with hirens boot cd
     
  11. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    Can a moderator close this thread and mark it as solved. Making patition bootable did the trick. Seems spammers have infiltrated thread.
    -=Mark=-