Hello Everyone here is my first post on the forum I hope to get some help here, thanks for reading and any responses will be appreciated.
so here is the scenario:
Bad Hard drive.
I have laptop (windows 7) which was not turning on
1st: it would go on starting windows ..then the welcome with the cursor arror on it but never would like to move on, tried the system repair options several times by forcing shutdown.
2nd: then it decided not to anywhere from the black blank, it won't even go into bios.
i took one of the RAM (It has two) , luckily it went into bio.
went into the recovery options , tried all options then i got this message:
windows cannot repair...
problem signature 04: 83
problem signature 05: autofailover
problem signature 06:1
Problem signature 07: Bad disk
OS version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033.
well OK bad hard drive, need to replace the hard drive? yes?
but my question is: Is there anyway to get the recovery partition copied to a USB or CD disk.
if that's possible then can you use this to install it on a fresh drive? or format the drive and install the windows from it?
i know the straight forward option would be to get a new hard drive and Windows and bang bang.
but the problem is I don't have the recovery disks or it didn't come with the laptop instead it came as internal partition.
and i can't afford to get a new hard drive and windows disk (calling the manufacture of the laptop? they might cost me again so lets not think of that as a solution here)
so is there any way to either copy or transfer the recovery partition on an external drive and then use it later either on the fresh drive or formatted one.
as it seem like the hard drive has bad sectors for the windows start up and that's probably why its not going any further ..am I right?
in that case it might still be possible that part of the hard drive that has the recovery partition is still accessible or can be copied?
but then why I can't get the option on the recovery panel where you can simply put the system to factory settings?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
thanks for looking.