Windows – Restoring factory recovery partition (Samsung)


I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition.

My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the recovery partition from the old HDD to the new. I also set the diag flag on the new HDD. F4 recovery still is not working.

tldr: I mapped my new disk like my old disk with the exception of exact sizes. I did the recover partition from old to new via livecd. F4 recovery does not work.

Best Answer

  • You will need to use dd to do a full drive copy to this one and then use the recovery, as it sounds by doing only one partition, the MBR isn't being copied correctly, preventing the recovery from working.

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