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Anixter
05-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Anyone with a G75VW tell me the layout of the drive.

Partitions in order

Label (size) {type}

trying to put them back not sure of the order like

System 300md primary
Recovery 600mb primary
Recover 300mb primary
c:\
D:\
Restore 11gig primary

for example

or a clean image with Acronis

Pitcher@asus
05-06-2013, 02:35 AM
what do you need help? could you tell more? you want to change HDD or?

Anixter
05-06-2013, 05:49 AM
I made an image of drive but without C or D
The drive will say is new and i want to put the image back so F9 will work again and have it restore windows 8 and C and D
whats the layout order?
do i make the drive a GPT first i would say yes i believe.

Anixter
05-08-2013, 07:22 PM
Bump

Anyone?

Zygomorphic
05-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Yes, make it GPT formatted first. You will then need to get the recovery image on the old HDD transferred to the new one, and restore from that. That should make the new drive have the original partitioning scheme, but if not, you can also edit the partitions yourself.

Anixter
05-20-2013, 03:19 PM
That's the thing.....I need to know what the layout order is!

Zygomorphic
05-20-2013, 03:50 PM
I'll take a guess as to what it is. If it is like my G53SX, the layout order should be:
1) Recovery (~25 GB on my machine)
2) OS (~300 GB on my machine, if memory serves)
3) DATA (~300 GB on my machine, if memory serves)

Just FYI, I have a 640 GB drive, so if your disk is smaller, then partitions 2&3 will be smaller (mostly likely #3). Hope this helps, but I can't guarantee that it is right.

Anixter
05-20-2013, 03:57 PM
If someone has a G75VW you can use bootit NG and save the partition layout and email me the backup. i can use that to restore the partition info.

onlinefreek@hotmail.com

grokit
09-06-2013, 07:56 PM
The partition layout doesn't really seem to matter for a restore. I just restored myself and it offered to either restore the 2 main partitions (OS and DATA) or one (OS). Those would be in addition to the UFI boot partition and the RECOVERY partition of course. I restored the recovery backup I made with dd to my windows drive after making a new 25 gig partition then popped in the restore disks I made when I first got the laptop. The stupid program then restored what I made then overwrote it with the factory image. Had to install all my stuff again but I can now dual boot.

I made the following before restoring:
EUFI boot - fat32 - 100mb
OS - ntfs - ~718 gb
Recovery - ntfs - 25 gb
swap area - unformattted - 8 gb


Did anybody ever give you the restore info?

Clintlgm
09-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Yes that's what the recovery disk are suppose to do, restore your NB to factory shipped state.
For a VW Win 7 you can purchase a Recovery CD from Asus Store.
There really is no need for it as win 7 or win 8 can easily be clean installed, and then you make your own disk images for restore later with your own stuff
For Guides on how to clean install (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=),