December 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm #159911
I love my new nc10 (Blue), but have made a hash of things. I deleted the recovery partition. I have re-installed the XP OS, but when i install the samsung software, all installs except the samsung recovery softwar.
It says there is no partition.
Is there any way of a step by step guide to install back to factory fresh?
Many ThanksDecember 9, 2008 at 4:05 pm #174440BritmanMember
I don’t know sorry, but it’s an interesting question I’d like to see the answer too.
Does seem strange the recover software doesn’t install. Is it just not accessible (ie clickable) or does it try to install but fails?
A tip, if you have an external HDD I’d recommend putting you backup image on that for future use.December 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm #174446
The OS installs, but because i have formatted the HD i cannot instal the samsung recovery III Program, i would like it back to how it was with the 2 separate partitions and the hidden partition.December 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm #174441BritmanMember
You might need to run a partition program, perhaps the recovery software need to see 2 partitions before installing.
Having never used any partition software I couldn’y point you in the right direction. There’s got to be a free program out there.
http://www.majorgeeks.com might have something.December 9, 2008 at 6:47 pm #174439megachiropMember
Here’s a thread that gives the instructions someone got from samsung support about how to restore the recovery partition… (4th post down)December 10, 2008 at 5:02 am #174442
ah, but those steps from the manual assume you’ve already got the recovery software running. If you didn’t make a backup of the partition, that won’t work.
You could recreate the partition and try that method. Use an any Linux LiveCD that has gparted on it, and you can fix up the partitions.December 10, 2008 at 10:44 am #174447
I have a copy of norton partition 8, if i make a new partition, what size should it be? then is it a matter of re-install the samsung recovery III software on the new partition?
ThanksDecember 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm #174448
just partitioned my drive, a 10 gb size. tried to install the samsung recovery software, but the installer says there no samsung recovery area. what gives man !!!!
Any ideas guys.December 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm #174449
Gave Samsung a call, they said i had to create a hidden partition area, and this could only be done with a service center visit. darn it.
Does anyone know how to creat this using XP or norton partition?
CheersDecember 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm #174443
Well, you can’t create it directly in WinXP that I know off, since you have to specify a partition type.
I’m planning on destroying my recovery partition (yes it’s fast, but it’s way outdated already).
Here is the fdisk info from unix (I resized my C to be exactly 32 GiB, with D being the rest of the drive):Code:Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0bcd6b96
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 784 6297448+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda2 * 785 4961 33551752+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 4962 19457 116439120 7 HPFS/NTFS
If you use an Ubuntu LiveCD or any liveCD with gParted on it or another quality partition software in Windows (but not XP itself). Create a partition of type 0x12 and it should match what the software is looking for. I do now know if the partition has to be at the beginning of the disk or not.December 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm #174444
Another thing to remember, this won’t be the same as “out of the box” either. IT will me more of “same as after the first full boot”.
when you reinstall the recovery software, it will probably make an image of the C: as it is right then, not like when the computer was fresh.
And the special image that comes with the computer is ready to boot but hasn’t been customized for the particular user. The only way to recover that would be to get an image from someone who made one before they booted into windows the first time.December 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm #174445
Ok, so I played a little and have to fix some thing. It deleted everything on the recovery partition. I was able to reinstall Samsung Recovery Solution III, but it was unable to do anything since I deleted the partition.
So, it seems the ways to recover the partition are:
1) save a backup image of the partition
2) burn a DVD backup via SRS3 (requires a hardware burner, not sure if USB would work since I have an external DVD-ROM, not RW)
3) send it back to Samsung
It does seem to need more than just creating the partition and reinstalling the software.December 26, 2008 at 4:59 pm #174450NazkynMember
Interesting reading 🙂
I’m just waiting for the HSDPA version of the NC10 to be released before I get one of the little beauties.
Anyway, I’ve never done any partitioning before. I was wondering if it would be possible to delete the existing recovery data, and place my own nlite’d image in the vacant recovery partition and use F4 on boot to recover using my customised image?
Thanks in advance.
Hope you all had an awesome christmas.
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