May 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm #168189icewolf247Member
Wasn’t sure where to post this, please move if needed!
I have a np700g7c-s02uk and F4 has broken. i now found out that I should have used the System Restore function first and made an Admin disk.
However I now cannot get into the Recovery to make the disc. F4 just doesn’t work. I tried grub methods, downloading SRS USB 5 and fixing the mbr and similar but nothing works. I think it is because the disc is formatted GTP?
Is there anyway to fix this without going to Samsung and paying lots of money. The SRS 6 that I think I need doesn’t seem to be downloadable and as I can’t boot into the Recovery partition I cannot make one. Chicken and egg I think
If anyone can help I would be eternally grateful!May 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm #221757sammyoneMember
Jealous… Just read the spec and admired the photos on the Samsung Website… Is the battery life REALLY 8 Hrs???
Back to the problem…
There is a walk through of what you need, here…
Samsung Recovery Solution (SRS) is the same (apart from version variations, III, 4, 5) on ALL Samsung Laptops so do NOT be put off by the fact that it is for the N140…
Hope this is helpfulMay 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #221760icewolf247Member
I made an error in model number I think that I have just corrected. Certainly not 8 hour battery life 🙂
I looked at that post thank you but it doesn’t work. I think it is because the disc uses GTP and it’s Windows 8. Something in that combination (Maybe UEFI too) is causing it to be a lot more complicated.
I created a boot disc with Grub4DOS and it doesn’t see the partition at all so I can’t boot into the recovery mode to create the admin USB needed. I did find version 5 of SRS Admin and tried to use that however MBR fix does nothing, I may be wrong but I don’ think GTP discs use MBR in the same way?
Looking at the partitions I can see that there are a number of partitions, there seems to be a Windows 8 small recovery partition and System disc. Then the main Windows drive then 2 Samsung partitions. 20GB and 1GB, I guess the factory image and then the recovery partition itself.
Trueimage restores everything but it doesn’t allow recovery, I guess it might not be totally Windows 8 compatible or something with how Samsung customised it.
I did also load Smasung Recovery in Windows. It can see the initial factory image. However when it reboots to restore it does nothing and goes straight back to Windows. I assume because the recovery partition has gone wrong.
So bit at a dead end now. I saw another poster has the SRS images, but unnfurtunately not the Smasung 6 version 🙁 Samsung will want to have the computer back for reimaging which is likely to cost me, so I want to avoid thatMay 13, 2013 at 7:02 am #221759sammyoneMember
So, Microsoft has once again chosen to change the Hard Drive structure… Nothing like trying to corner the market… I had heard that EFI was an attempt to stop people dual booting with Linux…
Have you tried Easeus Partition Master (Free) – you should be able to ‘see’. unhide and then copy all the files out of the Recovery folder (to an External USB Drive) so you can extract the appropriate files to build the Recovery USB Stick as mentioned in the post for the N140 netbook.
The Easeus Partition Master is available here…
hope this solves the problem…
When you talk about SRS 6 – there is no reference to in on the NP700G7C-S02UK support site… Only Windows 7 and SRS 5…
To the lower left under Drivers – Firmware – Software there is a further selection Software update – to update WINDOWS * files… can you download SRS 6 through there?
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