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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       24 Sep 2015 #21

    The 1str part was your Windows Recovery Environment, you should have left that one alone.
    The 2nd part was your EFI System - that should have remained where it was
    The 3rd part was your Microsoft System Reserve, you should have left that alone too
    ---> I can't tell waht it is now, looks like it's not much oaf anything, being unallocated.
    ---> KYHI is probably the member with the answer on the MSR part, he knows more about this than I do, I have a lot of catching up to do with reagrds to UEFI/GPT

    The 4th part was your Windows drive
    The 5th part was your OEM recovery - not sure why it's only 450 MB. That size looks more like Windows RE and it's far too small for an OEM recovery (Windows + OEM bloat = Previous OSes were noramlly 12-16 GB on HP machines).

    Did the machine come with a separate HP Recovery Drive?

    Please post more deatials about the parts

    Lauch Command Prompt (Admin)
    Diskpart
    sel dis 0
    lis par

    ** for each par listed, sel par #, then with the par in focus (selected), show the details
    sel par #
    det
    det par

    grab the text (right click the cmd title bar, select edit, pick Select all ... select edit, pick copy)

    Post the text in a code box (# on the TF post menu)

    exit diskpart
    exit the cmd prompt.

    Thanks, I'm not sure if I have any recommendations/suggestions other than a wipe and clean install (no one wants to hear that )
    Last edited by Slartybart; 25 Sep 2015 at 13:53. Reason: correct detail cmd
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #22

    Ok, you answered kinda late, as I have made those changes already. But, like I always do, I have an image backup of the drive before I made the changes. Now to answer some of your questions. The 1st part was windows restore, I have no reason to want any restore partition!! That is/was fine to remove. EFI system is still their, works fine, 3rd part is also STILL their MSR partition. Actually was the same as before, just copied it from one place to where it is now, and before it was unallocated. So whatever was in that 128 meg partition, is still their, being unallocated, not sure what could be in their. 5th part was again, a recovery partition. No need for ANY recovery partition. That's why I make image backups!!!!!!!
    If I messed up the boot partition, or any important partition that windows 10 needed, I don't think I would have been able to boot back to my desktop in 24 sec's. Also have rebooted several more times since then.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #23

    Also tried those commands, diskpart did not recognize some of them. did report that the system partition 1 was healthy. (fat 32)

    that's when the other commands you posted didn't work.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       24 Sep 2015 #24

    @OldMike65
    If you open Admin command prompt and run: reagentc /info. You might find that you broke the recovery environment
    @Slartybart
    The 5th part was your OEM recovery - not sure why it's only 450 MB. That size looks more like Windows RE and it's far too small for an OEM recovery (Windows + OEM bloat = Previous OSes were noramlly 12-16 GB on HP machines).
    This partition was created during the upgrade from 8 => 10 and Winre.wim which contains a set of recovery tools, initially was in partition 1 and now resides in partition 5 with a new set of tools for Windows 10 after the upgrade.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #25

    topgundcp said: View Post
    @OldMike65
    If you open Admin command prompt and run: reagentc /info. You might find that you broke the recovery environment
    why do I NEED the recovery environment??????
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #26

    Ran that command and it said windows RE Disabled. Which is fine with me, as I don't want it.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #27

    Listen guys I do want your input!! AND I can restore everything back the way it was before I made those changes to my C-drive. Would take me about 6 mins to restore. But.........why should I if everything is working??????
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #28

    The partition that I am a little worried about is the 2nd partition (128mg) but with that one all I did was move it from one place to another place, didn't change anything about it, just moved it.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,902
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Sep 2015 #29

    ok, talking to myself....later
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       24 Sep 2015 #30

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    why do I NEED the recovery environment??????
    To allow you to quickly boot up into the recovery environment for rapair/diagnostic by:
    1. Win+R->Power->Restart with the SHIFT Key held down
    2. From Admin command prompt, run: shutdown /r /o /t 0

    It is your PC, you do what you want with it but Windows created it for a reason so I just keep mine the way Windows set up for and who knows what else you'll break by doing that. Saving a GB or 2 should not be a reason to delete those because during a Windows session, a lot of GB's might be created for tmp files, cache etc...

    Listen guys I do want your input!! AND I can restore everything back the way it was before I made those changes to my C-drive. Would take me about 6 mins to restore. But.........why should I if everything is working??????
    You should have a little patience waiting for an answer, lots of us don't type as fast as you do. And you've already broken the recovery environment so not everything is working
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