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Laptop backup drive gone

Posted on 2013-05-29
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Backed up new laptop to disc drive and now the recovery drive is gone. Is this normal? How do I recreate or restore the recovery drive?
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Question by:bobox00
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by:rindi
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I don't understand what you did. What did you backup to? A USB disk or what? What OS are you using? What backup Software did you use? We need more info...
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Scott C earned 167 total points
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Did you backup your laptop to your "recovery partition" on the same physical drive?   If so you will most likely have to get helpl from the manufacturer of your laptop as this partition is to install from not to.
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by:nobus
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bobox - please explain in detail what you did, so we can help better

>>  How do I recreate or restore the recovery drive?   <<  you can always contact the manufacturer for recovery cd's
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by:noxcho
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Looks like during ackup the recovery drive (external or internal) had removed the drive letter. Get to Windows Disk Management and find your drive there.
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by:bobox00
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Thanks for your comments. Haven't had time to work on the issue. Will report back if there are any developments.
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