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tomcliz
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T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

My T61's Rescue and Recovery software in WinXP can't recognise/use the Vista's ServiseV002 partition to go back to factory settings.  I tried both in the pre-boot program and the Rescue and Recovery  in windows Xp, but both of them can't get to the hidden partition to go back to factory settings. I didnt make a rescue CD before formatting the C drive. I think the hidden partition is enough for me to get a clean Vista when I want at that time but I am wrong.
 
 
Hope someone can get me an answer, thank you!
 
BTW i am in a educational system, I can get Vista Ultimate for 7 bucks, so if I can't get the Vista from the hidden drive, I can just bought one from school. It's not the end of the world!!!
tomcliz
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Re: T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

anyone can help?
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Re: T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

tomcliz, welcome to the forum,
 
the R&R software for XP is different to that for Vista.
 
I have never attempted what you are trying to do, but have the following suggestion. A backup of all files will be necessary before continuing as this may effect the ability to boot into XP, but I don't suppose booting to XP matters as you want to recover to vista.
Download and run the R&R Repair Utility for Windows Vista, a floppy drive will be necessary.
As I wrote, I've never tried this so you can be the Guinea Pig and let us all know if it works. Smiley Wink
If it does work, don't forget to create a set of recovery cds.

Andy  

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tomcliz
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Re: T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

thank you.
that's  also the reason I believe for causing the problem, becoz the pre-system R&R was in English when I using the Vista but due to my WinXP is in other languages, it also changed the language in the R&R after I format the c:\ and install the R&R in WinXp.
 
But it's hard to find a diskette , so I will try install a Vista from other sourses, and install the R&R from Vista, hope the R&R in Vista can let me go back to factory settings.

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