Just curious to know how I can do a hard-reset on my G75VX (I got 2 unpartitioned hard drives – an SSD where my OS Windows 8 and everything else is installed and a 750 GB, 7200 rpm Hitachi hard drive with nothing on it and with 677 GB of available storage . Any clues where the remaining 73 GB could be?). So I tried resetting it and here’s what happened:
- I went to PC Settings – General and then hit Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows;
- I followed the onscreen prompts (I wanted to do a hard-reset on my SSD only) and when I finally confirmed everything a message popped up saying “Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing”. Then I was only able to turn off my PC and that’s it.
When I turned it back on it started up normally but a message appeared saying something like “Reset failed. No changes were made”. In other words I had done nothing, just wasted my time.
However I can’t figure out what the problem is and how to proceed if I ever really need to perform a hard-reset on my notebook. I haven’t deleted my Recovery Partition – I can’t even see it but it is there all right (probably on my SSD) because I managed to create a Recovery Partition Drive on my USB flash drive by copying the Recovery Partition from my notebook onto the flash drive. The wizard even prompted me to delete the Recovery Partition on my PC to free some disk space as it was now on my flash drive. I didn’t delete the Recovery Partition though. So any help on how to do a hard-reset would be really appreciated.
And one more a bit off-topic thing. When my PC is on I can hear occasional clicking sounds from inside no matter whether my PC is idling or I’m working on it. I assume it might be the Hitachi HDD but is it possible that it is something else? Besides, is it normal for the HDD to make such clicking sounds.