Sometime ago I thanked all who helped me with the problem of using Macrium on my laptop and I said I give up in dispair. My friend, a computer expert, tried to help me take an image of my opearating drive with another image making program. That too failed. The message simply said that no image can be taken because there is no partition. Checking with the literature which came with my laptop there also it says there is no partition. So I copied evrything on my laptop to an external hdd and today asked my friend to reformat my laptop and create partitions. he tried every trick that he knew but did not succeed in the task and gave up in frustration. The computer shows 4 partions which were made later but image making programs say there is no partition so cannot take an image.
Once again I give some details of my laptop. It is 14 inch Sony Vaio E series which had factory installed Windows 7 Home Basic on it. I lost all this since I was in a hurry to go away from the shop as it was getting late at night. But I had bought windows 7 ultimate and the shop technician installed that program win 7 ultimate 64 bit,
So now I need your help badly on a few questions. (1) How to reformat my laptop and create partitions? (2) How to bypass whatever blocks Microsoft might have put in the factory installation and do a new clean format? (3) Is this exercise possible at all?
Anybody's immediate help will be highly appreciated, because I know that if I can take an image of a partioned drive, repairing that drive would be a child's play and very fast. I have seen it happening. If anyone is going to answer this I would appreciate a detailed answer with clear steps. Please remember I am not an expert and I will have to show your answer to my friend. Thanks