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Old 06-30-2005, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I have being trying to perform a system recovery on my HP pavilion 7945. The OS on it is Windows XP home. There was no major problem initially with the PC, it was just slow and I wanted to formatted the hard drive, remove all unused software and clear the registry. However went I run the recovery disk, they install completely but then give the error “Cannot create user partition! System Recovery cannot continue!”
The HP technical support advised me to get a boot disk with Fdisk and run fdisk to delete:
* Delete Primary DOS Partition.
* Delete Extended DOS Partition.
* Delete Logical DOS Drive(s) in the Extended DOS Partition.
* Delete Non-DOS Partition

I also then created the Primary DOS Partition using defaults and did Rewriting the Master Boot Record as instructed with the FDISK /MBR command.

Finally I rebooted again from the recovery disk and the disks install completely and then give the same error. “Cannot create user partition! System Recovery cannot continue!”

How do I get over this error????

All help much appreciated.

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call hp and tell them whats happening. they'll work with you until it solved or tell you to return your failing HD in return for a refurb'd one; hell, you may get a upgraded size HD for it.
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