1.    07 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows does not find the recovery partition

    My Vaio laptop came with a built-in recovery partition (it's 'bout 32GB and hidden). Sometimes I use it to reset my PC back to factory conditions due to unexpected errors. But yesterday I was shocked 'cuz Windows Disk Management showed that my recovery partition was empty! When I checked with different third-party apps they showed the partition had 'bout 27GB in use. In fact I couldn't boot into Vaio recovery mode anymore. Any of you guys can help me, plz..... I'm really worry
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Untitled.png   dg.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    07 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,085

    Windows 10 does not use a traditional recovery partition any more. It rebuilds OS from within Windows!

    If you used the traditional oem partition, it would reinstall windows 8 not 10.

    If you want to create a recovery drive (good idea), do this:-

    control panel, recovery, create recovery drive, and select to copy system files.

    Even if you failed to do this, it is easy to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, using standard MS iso (I have a Sony Vaio) and have done this myself. In fact you do not get all the crappy Sony bloatware which is no longer supported.

    Even if you wanted to go back to Windows 8, it is easy to reinstall using standard MS iso.

    The best way of recovering is to create a full image backup of your pc (recommend Macrium Reflect Free to do this).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Fresh Install Windows 10 - Recovery Partition
Hi, I have an ASUS which came with 8.1 OEM. I upgraded to Win 10 and now am about to do a fresh install of Win 10 (using this tool: Windows 10) on it. It has 2 recovery partitions 20 GB and 500 MB. Q1. During fresh install, do I need to...
Installation and Setup
Recovery partition getting in the way of extending C: partition
Hello everyone, This is my very first post to this forum, so please don't bite my head off if my question has been answered already or if it's in the wrong section. :o So, I've had this 1Tb HDD lying around unused, so I had the bright idea of...
General Support
Solved Windows 10 upgrade makes huge recovery partition
Hi, My Dell venue pro 11 tablet comes with a 32gb inbuilt space with windows 8.1. Then I got the free windows 10 upgrade which went smoothly. But now the problem is after the upgrade there was very little space left in my Cdrive. The...
Installation and Setup
Recovery Partition that I did not have with 8.1
I didn't know where else to post this weird one. Did the first Win 10 image on a desktop and noticed a Recovery Partition. On one of two desktops. Both desktops were installed with Windows 7 Pro oem updated to 8.0/8.1/10 which means it never had a...
General Support
Solved How do I move the Windows 10 recovery partition?
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums