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Deocharlesc
06-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Hi to all ROG members,

I'm new here and hope i will get answers from the forum regarding the above mentioned problem. I couldn't find anyone post the same problem in the forum so let me start this thread.

I just bought Gaming Series G55VW about 2 weeks ago and as a precaution act I did made FACTORY RECOVERY DISKS through AI RECOVERY BURNER. I made 3 copies of them, which mean 5 dvd times 3 ( to prevent any unexpected causes such as corrupted files during burn. ) The "Repair Your Computer" boot menu from F8 key does good to recover the whole computer. However I couldn't depend on F8 Keys forever as I might change a new hard disk in the future. So to ensure the copies were safe to keep for future recovery, I tested them...

After I recover the system by running the FACTORY RECOVERY using those DVDs, windows has errors to boot. ( see uploaded image below )

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When I restart the notebook i get the following error ( see uploaded image below )

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When I check the boot menu, I only get to see my DVD/Blueray Drive. Hard Disk is not listed. ( see uploaded image below )

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However based on a hard disk managing software I used to inspect the partition and properties, they are nicely done ( see uploaded image below )

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But if you watch properly, the OS partition seems empty. Only about 100mb space is used and the Recovery Partition is there. I suppose the Recovery Partition could be revive but the F8 cannot show up "REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER" option due to corrupt windows boot up.

I tested 3 copies of the DVDs created and they all give the same result. I am certainly sure now that my DVDs are all cool ( no corrupt files during burn ), I would blame the AI RECOVERY doesn't do professional enough to ensure the process of restoring FACTORY DEFAULTS thru DVDs as easy as "Repair Your Computer" thru F8 key.

What I really need now is to get the DVD Factory Recovery work. May I ask extra tasks I should perform to make windows start again? Anyone in Asus can provide this support? Thanks in advance. I think Asus technical support should review the AI RECOVERY BURNER for G55VW and see if this happens to all their G55VW Machines when recover with DVDs.

Cecil_2099
06-03-2012, 05:42 AM
To properly use the Asus Factory Restore DVDs you burned, you can't use F8 at startup. Once you power up your computer you need to repeatedly hit Esc until you get the blue "Please Select Boot Device" screen (the third photo in your post). Insert the first restore DVD to your optical drive then hit Enter to boot from the DVD. The DVD will then warn you that it will wipe the entire drive and recreate the factory restore partition to the hard drive. Once you confirm, it will load and ask for the other DVDs. Once it is done loading from all the DVDs it will restart and begin recreating the the OS partition. At this point it is very important to NOT TOUCH THE COMPUTER. Don't restart it yourself, don't click any dialogue boxes that come up. The restore process restarts the computer MANY times on its own and can take more than an hour to complete. If you remember how your computer was the first time you started it up, when it asked you what time zone you were in etc., you will want to wait for the computer to be in that condition. Only then can you know for sure that the restore process is done.

Deocharlesc
06-03-2012, 01:26 PM
To properly use the Asus Factory Restore DVDs you burned, you can't use F8 at startup. Once you power up your computer you need to repeatedly hit Esc until you get the blue "Please Select Boot Device" screen (the third photo in your post). Insert the first restore DVD to your optical drive then hit Enter to boot from the DVD. The DVD will then warn you that it will wipe the entire drive and recreate the factory restore partition to the hard drive. Once you confirm, it will load and ask for the other DVDs. Once it is done loading from all the DVDs it will restart and begin recreating the the OS partition. At this point it is very important to NOT TOUCH THE COMPUTER. Don't restart it yourself, don't click any dialogue boxes that come up. The restore process restarts the computer MANY times on its own and can take more than an hour to complete. If you remember how your computer was the first time you started it up, when it asked you what time zone you were in etc., you will want to wait for the computer to be in that condition. Only then can you know for sure that the restore process is done.


Thanks for the guide. Unfortunately the G55vw doesn't seem to work that way when the recovery is done. I've accompanied with new pictures what happens when I do another attempt today. Please see the images below. Actually I did exactly what you suggested previously and today. Ensure no additional drive connected except the one internal hard disk inside, turn on computer and trigger the boot up menu with ESC key. Insert the 1st FACTORY RECOVERY DVD into the optical drive and select the optical drive from boot menu. The following screens tell the stories... I did the same thing with all 3 copies of my recovery disk and it ended the same result. The G55VW has 5 DVDs to restore instead of 3 DVDs. So its pretty long process.

The process Begins

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This last dialogue will not close itself, it waits you to press the OK button then the system will restart.

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After restart from recovery. Same error appears.
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Anyone has professional ideas?

Side Note:
In attempt to fix these problems, I already did the following without success.
- Use windows 7 Repair Disk returns -> Not the correct repair Disk ( I'm sure it is because I used to repair other Win7 with it )
- Install windows 7 manually into the OS partition returns -> Cannot install windows to GPT disk style

dstrakele
06-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Windows 7 doesn't appear to have it's act together in regards to a GPT boot (particularly in regards to recovery and repair, if you've seen some of the other threads about it on this forum). I recommend installing Windows 7 with MBR boot.

I admire your efforts to ensure you can recover your system.

Cecil_2099
06-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Interesting issue I just ran into early this morning trying to use EaseUS Partition Master Home to try to shrink my back-up OS partition on the stock 1TB drive past the point where the Windows Drive Manager will let me: After resizing the partition, the drive would not boot giving the same black screen saying to select a proper boot device. The drive still shows up in Windows if I have it as a secondary drive, but as primary it doesn't boot or show up in BIOS.

Likewise, the ASUS recovery DVDs that I used to create my guide seem to complete creating the recovery partition but the drive doesn't get recognized after the reboot and never initializes the actual reinstallation of Windows etc. So far i'm about 5 hours out of wiping the entire drive to start from scratch again to see if I have better luck. Very odd that this is doing this now since I've tested the ASUS Recovery DVDs on 3 different hard drives an all successfully worked.

Deocharlesc
06-06-2012, 06:44 AM
Interesting issue I just ran into early this morning trying to use EaseUS Partition Master Home to try to shrink my back-up OS partition on the stock 1TB drive past the point where the Windows Drive Manager will let me: After resizing the partition, the drive would not boot giving the same black screen saying to select a proper boot device. The drive still shows up in Windows if I have it as a secondary drive, but as primary it doesn't boot or show up in BIOS.

Likewise, the ASUS recovery DVDs that I used to create my guide seem to complete creating the recovery partition but the drive doesn't get recognized after the reboot and never initializes the actual reinstallation of Windows etc. So far i'm about 5 hours out of wiping the entire drive to start from scratch again to see if I have better luck. Very odd that this is doing this now since I've tested the ASUS Recovery DVDs on 3 different hard drives an all successfully worked.

I think you need to repair windows boot after resizing or manipulating the partition. :)

As for my case, 1st problem is AI Recovery by ASUS is not complete for the G55VW because the OS partition NO Windows 7 after Recovery by DVD! ( I checked it with a partition manager only 100MB data in the OS partition ) Secondly, the GPT hard disk system caused another nightmare... UNABLE to Repair or install Windows ( using normal Windows 7 DVD ) to the OS partition in attempt to recover with Factory Defaults. It's very upsetting, ASUS hasn't reply me anything yet after emailed them. Seems no one dares to solve this problems.

I did successfully install windows after change the hard disk to MBR file system but by changing from GPT to MBR the whole partition needs to be deleted or clean because MBR system cannot recognize whatever was in GPT. which means I won't be able to get ASUS factory recovery defaults. I know many people say there's a lot of crapware or bloatware however there's good thing about the factory recovered system. So my journey continues with the study on GPT file system and may continue battle to execute Factory Recovery partition found on my 3 copies of Factory recovery DVDs. Attempting to create UEFI based installation disk/usb... for GPT hard disk.

But again... ASUS! why your Factory Recovery DVD created doesn't has Windows in the OS partition! :mad: it's a serious defect and imperfection. Against ASUS motto "Inspiring Innovation, Persistent Perfection" :(

Cecil_2099
06-06-2012, 07:36 AM
So after zeroing out the 1TB HDD that the laptop comes with and trying the Recovery DVDs I burned (which worked for my SSD and two other test HDDs), the factory-state WIndows 7 doesn't want to install. The restore process stops at the exact same place as you and I get the exact same error as you do.

I checked out the partitions in GPartEd (from the Ultimate Boot CD) that were created when I used the Recovery DVDs and it looks like the Recovery Partition has a corrupted partition table (the partition shows up as being 4 TB in size!). This might explain why the partition doesn't load as it should.

Honestly I'm starting to think there's a HDD size limitation when using the Recovery DVDs. My 1TB drive won't successfully restore the OS and your 1TB drive won't successfully restore the OS either. However I've been able to successfully use the same Recovery DVDs to restore the OS on a 256GB SSD, an 80GB HDD, and a 320GB HDD without any issues.

I wonder if anyone with a spare 1TB HDD can test this theory out. Try doing a factory restore using the Recovery DVDs on a 1TB HDD and let us know if it works.

Edit: Oh, and I ran CHKDSK on the 1TB HDD to test for errors and there were none. I can also use the 1TB HDD as a storage drive (secondary to my 256GB SSD) without any issues, and I can install Windows from an ISO without any problems.

john_from_ohio
06-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Testing Cecils theory that the G75VW rec disks may have issues with 1 TB ( and larger ) drives right now.

I have a 1 TB samsung drive ( from separate system ... not factory original disk ) ... used MiniTool Partition wizard to erase it ...removed all partitions ... pulled out SSD ... doing the Recovery DVD thing right now.

As expected it asked me to repartition and is restoring right now ... let's see what happens ... ( and it failed as Cecil/Deocharlesc guessed it would ).

Restoring again onto a 500 gb drive ( dang I have lots of stuff around eh ) ... guessing this effort will succeed since using same technique as was used to install onto my SSD. Looks like you guys are onto something here ... will make one more update eventually about 500 gb recovery go/no go.

*** Confirmed ... restore using DVD's onto 500 gb drive works fails as noted earlier in this thread onto 1 TB drive.

Deocharlesc
06-06-2012, 05:54 PM
So after zeroing out the 1TB HDD that the laptop comes with and trying the Recovery DVDs I burned (which worked for my SSD and two other test HDDs), the factory-state WIndows 7 doesn't want to install. The restore process stops at the exact same place as you and I get the exact same error as you do.

I checked out the partitions in GPartEd (from the Ultimate Boot CD) that were created when I used the Recovery DVDs and it looks like the Recovery Partition has a corrupted partition table (the partition shows up as being 4 TB in size!). This might explain why the partition doesn't load as it should.

Honestly I'm starting to think there's a HDD size limitation when using the Recovery DVDs. My 1TB drive won't successfully restore the OS and your 1TB drive won't successfully restore the OS either. However I've been able to successfully use the same Recovery DVDs to restore the OS on a 256GB SSD, an 80GB HDD, and a 320GB HDD without any issues.

I wonder if anyone with a spare 1TB HDD can test this theory out. Try doing a factory restore using the Recovery DVDs on a 1TB HDD and let us know if it works.

Edit: Oh, and I ran CHKDSK on the 1TB HDD to test for errors and there were none. I can also use the 1TB HDD as a storage drive (secondary to my 256GB SSD) without any issues, and I can install Windows from an ISO without any problems.


That's an awesome discovery. I took my spare 160GB 2.5" HDD, swap with the 1TB and do the DVD recovery... Success! Little do I know about testing with below 1TB capacity HDD on this matter. But I know there's something wrong with how AI RECOVERY BURNER has flaws in creating the series of Recovery DVDs to support GPT hard disk system. I think Asus should upgrade its AI Recovery Burner now to solve this problem. I also should add, the recovery process is good up until the "Successfully restored from DVD... " dialog box with OK button.. and there's a process that skipped right after it restart the computer that makes Windows 7 cannot proceed with installation into OS partition. Something is wrong either by disk capacity or file system incompatibility which do not permit to proceed further.

Now I need to figure how I can make the 1TB accepts the factory defaults again.

If only windows 7 disk startup repair can be executed, there may be chance to correct and trigger the processes where it stops because the hard disk already has complete image from RECOVERY DVD after the Successfully Restored dialog box. However when windows 7 dvd is loaded, launching startup repair / command prompt, will give error "The version of windows is not compatible with current system" due to GPT file system.

may be partition / hard disk migration software is the easier road now.

Cecil_2099
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
I have sent MarshallR@ASUS a private message with a link to this thread to have the ASUS team look into it. As soon as John_from_ohio confirms if he is unable to restore to his 1TB HDD, then we have great evidence proving that the ASUS Restore DVDs are unable to restore successfully restore on 1TB drives.

Edit: Thank you John_from_ohio for confirming that the ASUS Restore DVDs aren't working on 1TB HDDs (he tested on a Samsung 1TB drive, so it's 1TB drives in general and not restricted to the Seagates that ship with the G75VWs).



If only windows 7 disk startup repair can be executed, there may be chance to correct and trigger the processes where it stops because the hard disk already has complete image from RECOVERY DVD after the Successfully Restored dialog box. However when windows 7 dvd is loaded, launching startup repair / command prompt, will give error "The version of windows is not compatible with current system" due to GPT file system.

I think the problem is that the Recovery DVDs process to generate the Recovery Partition is flawed/incompatible with 1TB drives. Even though if you load up a partition manager software you will see a Recovery Partition, the partition manager software that is capable of checking partitions for errors will report an error on that Recovery Partition as being the partition record reports it being larger than the physical size of the partition and at a physical address off the disk. I believe that is where the problem is that is preventing the Recovery Partition from properly loading after it is created by the DVDs. The system reboots referencing the partition record, but can't find it because the partition record is wrong.

john_from_ohio
06-06-2012, 07:30 PM
As soon as John_from_ohio confirms if he is unable to restore to his 1TB HDD, then we have great evidence proving that the ASUS Restore DVDs are unable to restore successfully restore on 1TB drives.


Yes ... confirmed ... apparently recovery DVDs for G75VW fail to restore onto ANY 1 TB drive ( not just factory shipped ones ). Probably fail on anything 1 TB and above?

Laptop 1 TB drives are fairly new out in the marketplace but would have hoped that asus would have tested this configuration. At least we found it fairly soon!

Cecil_2099
06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks for testing/confirming the theory John_from_ohio. Let's hope ASUS releases a fix soon.

Cecil_2099
06-07-2012, 03:02 AM
Huge update with GREAT NEWS: I finally got the ASUS Recovery DVDs to work on a 1TB drive!!!

I downloaded and installed version 1.0.24 of the AI Recovery Utility from the driver download page (http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=G75VW&p=3&s=388&os=30&hashedid=gkyI9iViQxXxueTd), then created a new set of Recovery DVDs.

Using these new Recovery DVDs created from the 1.0.24 AI Recovery Utility, I was able to successfully restore the 1TB drive.

Test it out and post here if you can confirm it works on your systems.

john_from_ohio
06-07-2012, 09:23 AM
Thanks Cecil ... starting to think we need some kind of sticky in this forum that includes what to do first when you get a G55/G75. Something along the lines of:

1) get rid of Asus live update
2) get new version of recovery utility and use that to burn your DVD's
3) only do BIOS update from BIOS not windows

etc ...

EDITED/ADDITIONAL INFO: Well of course apparently after one has already burned one set of original recovery DVD's then one cannot simply install the latest version of the AI recovery utility and get a new set that will now ( testing needed ) apparently not fail with a 1 TB drive.

So one needs to use the first set of recovery DVD's to recover to a drive smaller than 1 TB ... install the latest version of the AI recovery utility on that smaller drive to then be able to create a newer set of recovery DVD's than one can then test against a 1 TB drive.

Seems like since asus shipped the units out with a bad version of the AI recovery utility that does not work with the factory shipped out 1 tb drives perhaps THEY should send out everyone a good set of recovery DVDs ... in an ideal world.

john_from_ohio
06-07-2012, 03:56 PM
Now confirmed ... if one upgrades G75VW AI Recovery utility to the most current version prior to burning their recovery DVD set ... those recovery DVDs will successfully work on a 1 TB drive.

Looks like a slipup by quality control letting some of the units ship with 1 TB drive with an ( older now ) version of the utility that would actually fail to recover the 1 TB drive.

Cecil_2099
06-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Thanks for confirming John_from_ohio!

dstrakele
06-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Looks like a slipup by quality control letting some of the units ship with 1 TB drive with an ( older now ) version of the utility that would actually fail to recover the 1 TB drive.

Brought to you by the same folks that have ASUS Live Update automatically perform a BIOS flash using WinFlash...

Deocharlesc
06-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Intro
If you are just reading this thread and has not try to recover your computer with Recovery DVD, Update your AI Recovery Now!! to version 1.0.24 or above and re-burn the RECOVERY DVD with newer version AI RECOVERY, only then recovery your computer/notebook that comes with 1TB hard disk. Asus driver/download link http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1

If you are already on the devastated side and you have a 1TB+ hard drive ( comes here to find why your DVD doesn't recover your precious computer )... go to THE FIX guide below.

This will be a sad news to all Happy Owners of Asus laptop comes with 1TB hard disks and AI Recovery version 1.0.23 ( or below? ). They will not escape this problem unless their natural instinct knows there's something bad about the AI Recovery towards 1TB+ hard disks. I suppose most people won't test their recovery disk for future emergency reset or upgrades ( when F8 key is not the choice ). Luckily you got me point this issue out and several people involved to find the fix. I always check any so-called "recovery media" does its job. Sooner or later users with 1TB hard disk system may want the answer from this thread. This is dedicate especially to users with less tech savvy or those who prefer factory defaults compare to manual windows + drivers installations. ASUS must find a way to inform customers about this before they start burning the DVD. Else more users will be emotionally devastated when they found it almost hopeless to get their system back since the F8 "Repair Your Computer" also won't work once the DVD recovery mess up everything. Alternately I hope they find this thread.

Although after this I'm gonna install Windows and other OS from scratch like most professional does. Nevertheless, I need a copy. There is something cool about factory default. I need it and I am keeping a good copy of it :rolleyes:.

Thanks to ROG user dstrakele (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?6707-dstrakele), john_from_ohio (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?45608-john_from_ohio) and Cecil_2099 (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?45554-Cecil_2099) for their opinion, testing and theories as well as answer to the root of this problem.

THE FIX:
If you have burn the DVD, you're lucky. But you need extra JOB to do. Find a hard disk below 1TB ( 100GB, 500GB.. etc ) and swap with your 1TB ( or above hard disk ) from your computer/notebook. Insert the Factory Recovery DVD and start the process. Cecil_2099 (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?45554-Cecil_2099)has the guide (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?16557-Step-by-Step-Using-ASUS-Recovery-DVDs-to-Restore-G75&country=&status=) for step by step recovery from DVD.

After the process is done, restart computer and enjoy the slow and boring recovery process. You should prepare a coffee or two and watch a movie to wait it all done! Once its truly done, go to asus.com and look for support/drivers of your computer model. Download AI Recovery version 1.0.24 and above ( I replaced with v1.0.25 ) and install over the older version of AI Recovery in your computer ( most likely 1.0.23 or below ). After upgrade now Launch AI Recovery and Reburn the DVDs! :(

Once the burning process done, turn off your pc and remove the hard disk. Put back your 1TB or above hard disk. Insert the new burn Recovery DVDs and Start the recovery steps again... to make your actual system alive on 1TB+ hard disks.

TIPS:
You can use AI Recovery options to make DVD recovery ISO Images, then extract the ISO images into a USB thumbdrive or external hard disk with 20GB free capacity or above ( if your thumdrive is d:\ or e:\ must extract to the main directory d:\ e:\ .. etc, do not extract to any folder d:\backup e:\asus .. etc ). Once the extraction completed, restart your computer to advanced boot menu ( ESC key for Asus ) and select your thumbdrive or external hard disk as the boot. Recovery will be faster because you skip burning DVDs and lame insert-next DVD during recovery steps.

Why the DVD Fails? THEORY:
1. Asus did not give the appropriate AI Recovery version to new computer models before release and sell to public.
2. Older AI Recovery has bad processing scripts to handle as the hard disks growing up to 1TB nowadays.

Best Regards,
Deo

Deocharlesc
06-08-2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks Cecil ... starting to think we need some kind of sticky in this forum that includes what to do first when you get a G55/G75. Something along the lines of:

1) get rid of Asus live update
2) get new version of recovery utility and use that to burn your DVD's
3) only do BIOS update from BIOS not windows

etc ...

EDITED/ADDITIONAL INFO: Well of course apparently after one has already burned one set of original recovery DVD's then one cannot simply install the latest version of the AI recovery utility and get a new set that will now ( testing needed ) apparently not fail with a 1 TB drive.

So one needs to use the first set of recovery DVD's to recover to a drive smaller than 1 TB ... install the latest version of the AI recovery utility on that smaller drive to then be able to create a newer set of recovery DVD's than one can then test against a 1 TB drive.

Seems like since asus shipped the units out with a bad version of the AI recovery utility that does not work with the factory shipped out 1 tb drives perhaps THEY should send out everyone a good set of recovery DVDs ... in an ideal world.

Yes they must be informed either sticky on forum or once they get these computers with 1TB hard drives and version1.0.23 below AI Recovery in their hands. Because many DVDs and hours will be wasted if they don't get it fix first.

Cecil_2099
06-08-2012, 06:27 PM
Great fix summary Deocharlesc. Glad I was able to help figure it out.

waynes26
06-10-2012, 06:30 AM
Hi Guys.

Well boy did i have a great time trying using the AI recovery. Yes i did burn the disks using v23 once i read the below informaion i burned another set using the latest version 24.
So i went about mucking around with the laptop and installed window8 knowing that i could rebuild it with the disks i created.
Now the first thing i did wrong was not pullout the second drive, mine has 2x1Tb Samsungs, factory fitted. Not to worry, i got the back off and removed the drive. Next went thru the process of doing the update, all went well untill it finished and recieved this error.

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I than tried with both sets of disks and i keep on getting the same result.
Lucky i have a win7 disk and i now have installed it. Latter next week i will be getting an Intel 520 240gb SSD. I will give it a go.
Any Ideas, as i was wanting to keep the original disk as a system image.
By the way mine is a G75VW-91132V, 3D screen, 16gb Mem, GT670M, 2x1tb Samsung HD

Thanks in advance:o

john_from_ohio
06-10-2012, 01:34 PM
Hey Wayne: Well you got me stumped for right now ... but there are at least 2 things I can think of to try plus a question.

Question is ... is it possible that your machine was setup with a RAID configuration ( multiple drives ) in BIOS that should be reset/changed before proceeding? ( Could have been possibly RAID 0 = striping or RAID 1 = mirroring I guess ).

Once that has been ruled out here are a couple of ideas:


1) Do you have any smaller drives ( not necessarily an SSD ) to try using for a DVD recovery run? ( You could use either set ). Just have the 1 drive inside the machine trying the recovery.

2) Use a tool like MiniTool WIn 7 Partition ( free version available ) and make a bootable DVD and with just the single 1 TB drive in your machine remove all partitions and apply that change ... maybe even briefly erase the drive.

Then start all the way over again with the recovery DVD's making sure that you use the 2nd set.

waynes26
06-11-2012, 01:04 AM
John thanks for your reply.

No Raid set up both drive were stand alone.
Have not got a smaller drive as yet, i have the SSD on order, would have been interesting to try?
I did use the win 7 disk to remove ALL the partitions and do the rebuild but that also ended with the same result.

Thanks again:rolleyes:

john_from_ohio
06-11-2012, 01:40 AM
No Raid set up both drive were stand alone.
Have not got a smaller drive as yet, i have the SSD on order, would have been interesting to try?


Wondering if there is some issue with the hard drive you are trying to recover onto ... just a shot in the dark.

Also wondering if you might have changed some BIOS setting somewhere.

We have had enough people go through these procedures to feel confident that the steps ( well documented by Cecil ) do work in the G55/G75 series of machines.

waynes26
06-11-2012, 02:24 AM
John, no worries. I guessed the same no change in the bios, not by me anywaay.

Will muck around a bit more latter today, it did come with 2x 1tb drives. in will delete all partitions and reformat the other one and give it a go and report back. while i agree that there has been heeps of people doing recovery, has'nt most been on drives other than the samsung 1TB drive.

thanks again for your help, its guy's like you and forums like this that make things better Thank You.

waynes26
06-11-2012, 06:24 AM
well I did what i said in my earlier post, and with my bad luck still the simular issue, this time i get the black and white error message others have reported and not the blue one.
Any way i will try latter this week with the smaller drive.

It would be good is someone from Asus is looking at this as i realy want to store a complete system back on the original disk.

Cecil_2099
06-11-2012, 07:59 AM
waynes26: You said you didn't modify any of the BIOS settings. If you can, please post photos of the stock BIOS settings (hit F2 repeatedly after powering on) so we can help diagnose. The version 1.0.24 Recovery Discs you burned the second time around should work on a single Samsung 1TB drive. John_from_ohio tested the discs on a Samsung and they worked fine.

waynes26
06-11-2012, 09:39 AM
Cecil here they are. Let me know isf they are the ones oyu need. Thank' for your help;)

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john_from_ohio
06-11-2012, 10:36 AM
well I did what i said in my earlier post, and with my bad luck still the simular issue, this time i get the black and white error message others have reported and not the blue one.


Well the symptom associated with the original error message is not having a set of recovery DVD's burned/associated with the latest asus recovery utility ...

Cecil_2099
06-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Well the symptom associated with the original error message is not having a set of recovery DVD's burned/associated with the latest asus recovery utility ...

John_from_ohio is correct...the error message you're getting is consistent with the recovery DVDs not being burned with 1.0.24.

In any case, scroll down to the SATA Configuration option and select it on the Advanced tab of the BIOS settings and post a picture of that screen.

waynes26
06-12-2012, 03:57 AM
Cecil yes i agree with both you and John. I must have not updated the AI to v24 as i throught i did. Below is the screen and latter this week i shound get the new drive rebuild it< dame this better work on it, and try the whole process once again. Thank you and John for your help understanding.

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Cecil_2099
06-12-2012, 04:43 AM
OK looks like you aren't in RAID mode, so that's good. Also looks like you have two Seagate 1TB drives.

Unfortunately it looks like you'll have to wait until your SSD comes in so you can use your Recovery DVDs to restore to that, then uninstall 1.0.23 and install 1.0.24, then burn the new set of DVDs and restore to one of your 1TB drives. Make sure you only have 1 drive physically connected to the laptop when you do the restores.

waynes26
06-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Yep you guys were, i must have stuffed up when i throught i upgraded the AI Recovery software.

Got the new drive, upgraded it, removed version 23, installed 24, cut a new set of disks, thanrecovered to the 1TB drive.

If it wasn't for you guys i would be still stuffing around. Thanks again for all your help.

By the way the Intel 520 SSD is fantastic.

Cecil_2099
06-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Glad it all worked out in the end!

rewben
06-19-2012, 10:05 AM
nice work. i was wondering if i could create a usb recovery disk just by extracting the files from the recovery isos into it, and found the answer here :) really save me a lot of time. thanks a lot.

john_from_ohio
06-19-2012, 12:01 PM
If it wasn't for you guys i would be still stuffing around. Thanks again for all your help.

By the way the Intel 520 SSD is fantastic.

Glad it worked out for ya ... and yes the 520's fly!

saleh94
06-28-2012, 04:35 PM
Hi, I got the same boot error as a couple of other people here when I tried to resize my partition using Easeus Partition Manager. I did not create a Recovery DVD and the only way to get my computer (G55vw) to work again was to change the partition table from GPT to MBR. This of course erased my entire hard disk. I did that and installed Windows 7 from a disc. Now, I don't have a recovery partition or any Recovery DVD. I did actually use Windows's Backup and Restore software to create a System Image which backed up the OS, Recovery, and the UEFI partition. How do I restore from this backup? Can I just run windows repair and try to restore from there? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

john_from_ohio
06-28-2012, 07:18 PM
I did actually use Windows's Backup and Restore software to create a System Image which backed up the OS, Recovery, and the UEFI partition. How do I restore from this backup? Can I just run windows repair and try to restore from there? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

You need to use a Win 7 Install disk that already has SP1 on it ... matching your version ( probably Home Premium ).

Locate a Win 7 SP1 image iso that matches and burn that to a DVD ... can be found from microsoft site.

Use the Win 7 SP1 install disk to boot your computer and use that to recover from your Win 7 System image on external drive.

It has to be a Win 7 SP1 install disk to drive this ... making a Win 7 repair disk from your current system DOES NOT WORK ( microsoft problem ) but the Win 7 SP1 install disks do work for this type of recovery.

*** PS I have no idea what easus is but the MiniTool Win 7 Partition utility works peachy on my system so after you get thru all this try using that to repartition/etc.

danka
07-26-2012, 02:07 AM
I was seeing fragmenting in vidoes and bad streaking when gaming. I had done a binch of system retores from a flawed driver so i assumed maybe this was the issue. \IVe run the AI recovery **** program and now am left with a computer that does not load. I dont have another to fix it and am DJIng at a festival in a little over a week. Very pissed at teh moment form teh ****ty |ASUS product I purchased. Still may be a video card issue and an RMA in the waiting. HELP me cant practice my set and left with a pos paper weight

BrianMavPost
09-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Bought G75VW-T1013S brand new on 12th September 2012 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Thankfully I created both blu-ray & dvd media for my G75VW 1 256 GB SSD + 1 TB hd. 1 TB hd is data only.

Using latest paragon backup software hoses the GPT MBR of the System partition. Update - Using Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 also hoses restored MBR of system partition.

Couldn't repair with Windows SP1 DVD due to GPT partitioning on SSD.
Using Windows 8 RTM DVD repair allowed me to boot windows but use of recovery partition is unavailable.
So decided to restore recovery partition using backup media:

Using blu-ray version to restore recovery partition fails to restore bootable MBR with System partition
Using dvd version to restore recovery partition works & boots up recovery mode.
This fails after selecting either "Recover windows to entire HD" or "Recover windows to entire HD with 2 partitons" fails very early as commands assume recovery is from C:\Tools & recovery partition is actually using X:

Q1. Is there any GPT backup software which doesn't hose GPT MBR of system partition? If so which one.
Q2. How can I get the recovery partition back on my machine after doing the right thing & making backup media before doing anything else.

Cheers,
Brian

tmule23
12-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Is it posible to do a recovery after deleting a recovery partition? I deleted all partitions because i wanted a clean install of win 8. I get the same error as at the start of the thread, cannot boot with the same error. I have a 750gb hdd. What to do when i dont have a spare hdd less than 500gb? Thanks in advance guys

Will the process work if i burn new recovery dvds on another non asus/rog laptop with a smaller hdd? I'm thinking of inserting my recovery dvds on another laptop, install asus recovery, burn new dvds and then use them on my rog. Is it possible?

slogue77
12-10-2012, 10:04 AM
I am confused , can some PLZ give me the exacted link to the AI Recovery Utility 1.0.24 ... I cannot see it anywhere in the downloads ... Which one am i supposed to be downloading ....?

rewben
12-10-2012, 10:15 AM
@tmule23, (this is only apply to machines that come with w7 preloaded) if you have created the recovery dvd set from the start, use that to recover your system, including the recovery partition. if you do not have that, you can buy it from ASUS estore. if you don't wanna buy the media, then do a fresh install.

er.. why do you need that 500gb spare hdd for?

@slogue77, the Ai Recovery Utility is only good for machines with w7, not w8.

slogue77
12-10-2012, 10:24 AM
I do have W7 on mine ... I just don't know what driver ya talking about because none say Ai Recovery Utility...

rewben
12-10-2012, 10:34 AM
ok, since you have a machine with w7 preloaded, you should have one copy of AI Recovery installed. what's your version?

tmule23
12-10-2012, 11:17 AM
@tmule23, (this is only apply to machines that come with w7 preloaded) if you have created the recovery dvd set from the start, use that to recover your system, including the recovery partition. if you do not have that, you can buy it from ASUS estore. if you don't wanna buy the media, then do a fresh install.

er.. why do you need that 500gb spare hdd for?

@slogue77, the Ai Recovery Utility is only good for machines with w7, not w8.

The recovery dvds dont work. After the recovery process windows cannot boot. I read that the recovery dvds created by the first version of asus ai recovery dont work on hdd above 500gb. They are useless so to speak.

rewben
12-10-2012, 12:19 PM
ah.. that's why you need that 500gb hdd, upgrade the AI Recovery, and get another set of the recovery DVD's. i really don't know if the recovery DVDs from a non-ROG laptop can be used to do that (restore is one thing, whether the OS runs or not is another).

actually, why don't you do a fresh install? it's kind of a better option imo. i seldom face system issues because i did that since the first week i had my laptop (in fact i should say almost no problem at all).

slogue77
12-10-2012, 06:47 PM
ok, since you have a machine with w7 preloaded, you should have one copy of AI Recovery installed. what's your version?

Well I'm guessing the first one , I don't know how to update the recovery , that's why I'm asking for the direct link to it because I don't know which one it is and It don't say new version of AI recovery utility update on the site ... unless I havemiss seeing it ...
So direct link would be much helpfull Plz...

rewben
12-10-2012, 07:04 PM
i asked that because maybe you already had that in your laptop. alternatively, you can try this one (http://nbtsd.asustreiber.de/Tools/AiRecovery_V1.0.28.zip).

slogue77
12-11-2012, 06:12 AM
i asked that because maybe you already had that in your laptop. alternatively, you can try this one (http://nbtsd.asustreiber.de/Tools/AiRecovery_V1.0.28.zip).

Cheers mate , i make a recovery disc and reformat it now .... THX!!!

rewben
12-11-2012, 06:14 AM
good luck :)

ANdjelo100
12-21-2012, 06:49 PM
I have the same problem, only in my case I formated windows and all partitions. When I was doing recovery progress (using recovery discs) I stoped it by force (turning it of with shutdown key on laptop) when phone picture with blue keys appeared. After that I tried to recover my system again the problem appeared: after recovery disc finished recovery progress f8 screen didn't appeared. I tried to press f8 again after I restarted my computer. I tried to install windows vista an windows 7 proffesionall and the same problem appeared. Please help.

Pitcher@asus
12-25-2012, 02:48 AM
hi, you mean it is no function when you use AI recover utility to make recover DVD? did you have try connect usb DVD to try it?

VanceTurner
10-20-2013, 05:12 AM
I have a windows recovery image. It will install to a striped volume but not a mirrored volume.

It took some time to clear the disk with diskpart for there recovery to go to the striped volume, but the error still persist to a mirrored set of Seagate 500M Hybrid SSD drives.

I set the striping at 128KB for now to service what I do, but if this was strictly a DB config it would be set for Oracle to the block size of the DB for ultimate DB performance.

If this is resolved, can someone inform me?

ssinha
09-05-2014, 03:06 AM
So is there a solution?

Clintlgm
09-05-2014, 12:58 PM
So is there a solution?

Just a wild guess, hybrid drives are already Raided SSD to Hard drive, so you would be trying to raid a raid? I don't really know the answer this is a quite old thread so perhaps no one else knew the answer either. Several Poster here have had raid set up successfully.