Today most modern PCs such as Lenovo, Dell, HP store their recovery data on recovery partition rather than on CD/DVDs. Recovery partition is a special partition that can be used to restore computers to their factory settings when there is a necessity, and carries the advantages over disc-based solutions in many aspects, such as a faster recovery process, and less cost to the OEMs. However, recovery partition also has its own defects, as it is closely related to the hard drive. When the hard drive fails, is reformatted, or is replaced, the recovery partition will get lost. Besides, sometimes users may deleted restore partition by mistake, this will lead to partition loss.
In fact, recovery partition is an optional partition and can be deleted without affecting the performance of Windows. After deletion, users can make use of the free space to create now partition, to extend C drive to remove low disk space warning, or for other purposes. However, if you accidentally deleted recovery partition (check out how to delete a recovery partition), what should you do to restore recovery partition?
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While searching on the internet, many users are wondering: how can I recover accidentally deleted recovery partition? Will it be too difficult? Any help? Here is an example on seven forums:
“I accidentally deleted the recovery partition on my HP Compaq Presario CQ61 and have never burnt the recovery to a DVD.
Checked Hp Site and the only option is to re-order another.
The serial number of my Notebook is CNF9494GMB & Model is CQ-61420US
Any help in this regard will be appreciated.”
The answer is: you can quickly and easily restore recovery partition by using partition recovery tools. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard is strongly recommended because it can scan the whole drive or unallocated space to find deleted partitions and carry out the recovery task. Besides, it can even undo diskpart clean command easily.
Please note that you must be assure that you didn’t make any change on the unallocated space where the recovery partition used to be.
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Step 1. After installation, launch this partition recovery program to its main interface. Then in the middle panel you can see all your hard drives that are connected to your PC. Now right click the hard drive that used to have recovery partition and choose “Partition Recovery” from the functional menu.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose a scanning range to search for the missing partition. It is recommended to choose Full Disk or Unallocated Space if you are not clear about the starting LBA and ending LBA. Here we just select Full Disk for example. Then click “Next” to continue.
Step 3. Now choose a scanning method and click “Next”.
Quick Scan: this can restore your lost partitions if they are continuous. When a partition is found, Partition Wizard will jump to the end of the partition to continue scanning other lost/deleted partitions so as to save time.
Full Scan: this will scan every sector of the specific scanning range. If Quick Scan does not work, try this method.
Step 4. Partition Wizard will list all partitions it finds. Here you can see the existing partitions as well as the recovery partition are all listed in the check area. Now check ALL partitions you need and click “Finish” to go back to the main interface.
- Partitions you didn’t check will be deleted. So be careful.
- By double clicking a partition in the check area, you can view the files/folders in that partition to
Step 5. Click “Apply” to bring this recovery into effect.
Note: even though the recovery partition is restored, you cannot see it in Windows Explorer. This is because the recovered partition lacks drive letter. Thus, you still need to use “Change Letter” to assign a drive letter to it to make it visible.
By doing these, we have finished restoring recovery partition in Windows 10. So the bottom line here is: use MiniTool Partition Wizard to help you when you accidentally deleted recovery partition in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (for Windows Server users please use MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition).
Now it’s your turn to have a try. Just follow the guide in this post, I’m sure you will easily get back deleted recovery partition and be amazed at the powerful/rich features and user-friendly interface of this software. Try it out now.