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    Hi

    I have a netbook that had a F4 recovery partition on it, which since i installed grub amongst other things, I have not been able to access since with the F4 key. Although I get the option to recover the F4 key doesnt take me to the recovery partition.

    The partition seems to be there looking through Gparted but its just not functioning.

    I am thinking its the MBR that needs rewriting??

    Anyone any ideas?

    Ta

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    A bit hit and miss, but any partition manager program which allows the partition to be marked as active should to the trick?

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    gparted gives a series of flags, the current one selected is DIAG’
    (MS-DOS) - Enable this to indicate that a partition can be used as a diagnostics / recovery partition.

    Nothing for making it active that I can see.

    Wondering if i can do this with diskpart, will have a go

    Thanks

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    I made the volume active but still no joy

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    Hiya

    Anyone know how to rebuild the MBR so that the F4 key will boot into the recovery partition?

    Am still unable to do this.

    Only think I can think of is to image the drive from another maybe?

    Thanks.

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    If you have an indentical laptop, then use acronis to clone a known good image and then run the recovery command from there. Never used it before but im sure there is a fixboot or fixmbr command somewhere, but I usually opt for my first option

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