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My question is how this is possible. Large files are likely to be non-contiguous on disk. This just means that the data is scattered in several places, not all together. A consequence is that when a file is deleted, another file can be written to an area of disk that used to be in the middle of the deleted file. If you then attempt to recover the deleted ...


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The recovery partition that is present in the Dell notebook is created by Dell not Microsoft Windows that is there in case if you want to roll back to factory settings without having the installation media(usually there is a key combination that one has to press to go to the recovery environment where the Recovery manager provided by the OEM in this case by ...


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You do not need recovery partition at all - it is pre-created on the factory to contain Windows recovery image that allows you to use factory restore feature. When you install Windows by your own factory restore can't be used. You also don't need OEM partition. When you install Windows you just create one partition for the whole drive and it will advise you ...


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You can certainly partition the remaining space and use it as you see fit. This includes storing recovery images on it. Actually making a bunch of recovery partitions is less clear (depends on exactly how the tool works), but I wouldn't expect it to work. If the recovery partition is intended to be bootable, well, in the usual case there can only be one ...


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Found the answer to my own question. Problem: I've reset the PC before but this time I can't. I can see the recovery partition in Windows Disk Manager, but Windows 10 does not use it when trying to reset. The error is "could not find the recovery environment" Solution: (Note: I came across this command when reading about my problem. I did not find ...


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What's the actual purpose of 256 MB Recovery USB Drive? A recovery drive is used when you have deleted the recovery partition, or the recovery partition cannot be used for some reason. This might, for example, happen if you have a hard disk failure and you install a new hard disk. Create a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 ...


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Like @Rees said. You can install a fresh OS. Shouldve thought about that too. Another thing is if you do not want to install a fresh OS you can do the Following. 1. Install a Fresh OS and the old Windows will be on the C Drive in a folder named. Windows.old Other Idea. Depending on the situation you can do the following. 2. Boot into a live cd and ...


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I've ultimately managed to solve the problem. It seems either that TestDisk corrupted a part of the filesystem, or that the extracted contents themselves did that. For anyone who might run into a similar problem (a hierarchy of files that refuse to be deleted), try this: Open cmd with administrative rights, and cd into the parent directory of the corrupted ...



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