Recovery Partition in Windows® 7
What is the role of recovery partition in Windows 7? Discuss.
Recovery partitiion is a great feature, particularly for the PC with Windows 7 pre-installed and who do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD. When it is installed as the only operating system to its own hard drive creates a small separate system partition. It places the boot system files and access to a complete set of recovery tools on this partition, including Startup repair, system restore. The complete PC restore and the command prompt. There are various recovery options that are available without having to insert and boot to a Windows 7 installation DVD. The NTFS offers a superior architecture, support for larger files, security features such as access control and logging, enhanced reliability, and more. It is more powerful and offers security advantages that are not found in the other file systems.
The ways to restore partition in Windows 7 are:
- Recovery options from Control Panel
- Using System Repair Disc
- Using boot options
Recovery options from Control Panel
It is highly recommended that you take backup of all your data before you proceed with the following steps. You can recover the Windows 7 hard disk partition and other partitions using the Advanced recovery options that can be accessed from Control panel, using the system repair disc or original Windows 7 DVD, using the boot options of Windows 7. Go to 'Start' menu, select 'Control Panel' then click 'System and Security', and then ' Backup and Restore', an at last click 'Recover System Settings' on your computer.
Using System repair disc
System can be recovered from the system image using the system repair disc also. For using the system repair disc, set your computer to boot from CD or DVD and then insert the system repair disc and start the computer. Computer will now boot into recovery mode and the recovery process can be started, detailed instructions for recovering the system from image is provided towards the end of the post.
Restart your computer and using 'F8' key, access Windows 7 advanced boot options choose the ‘Repair Your Computer’ option and system will boot into recover mode. You can access the recovery mode using any of the above three methods. After you are in recovery mode the system will first ask you to choose the layout of your keyboard, choose the keyboard layout that you are asking. It presents two options, they are using recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows and restores your computer using a system image. Choose second option for restoring the computer from a system image.
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