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Restoring from hidden recovery partition after changing MBR

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by 1KBM, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. 1KBM

    1KBM Thread Starter

    May 22, 2009
    I've got a Alienware m17x laptop, which i restored using the Win7Pro CD supplied. Unfortunately, this seems to lack the drivers and features that came with the orginal install. After this, I learned about the recovery partition, and how I couldve restored by ctrl+F11, which no longer works because from what I've read I've changed the MBR.

    Does anyone know any tricks to getting this partition bootable so I can restore from that?

  2. cybersloth


    Dec 16, 2009
    can you get on the internet with it, Ie. is the NIC driver installed?

    If so windows 7 updates will install drivers...
  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    To get this "Recover" function to work again you will need to the DVD from the OEM and rebuild the machine. This DVD would include the drivers for that machine.
    Yes the drivers may be downloaded, but many of the OEM built in features can not. Check with the OEM (Alienware).
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