Hi I've been trying to make a full system recovery on an ASUS k53sv with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit using F9 and either the Recover windows to the first partition only or Recover windows to the entire HD, however, I keep encountering a "meet error" appearing as a big red "ERROR" across the screen. The system recovery does not seem to be able to write into the large partition. I have a copy of a wubi installed Ubuntu in that that I forgot to uninstall before attempting the system recovery - does that have anything to do with it? Also Microsoft installed some updates including Windows Compatibility Appraiser which I tried to uninstall but it caused problems which is why I am going through all this. I believe that both my 102mb partition and the 620gb portion of the hard drive are corrupted somehow. Following the directions here https://neosmart.net/wiki/recovering-windows-bootloader/ and completed through to attempt two. Right away I got a message indicating Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. ...Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N). So obviously I typed Y. The volume was successfully dismounted. "All open handles to this volume are now invalid." Otherwise the volume was reported as healthy. When I checked the 102mb partition chkdsk found no problems however a message at the end was, "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50." Problem Signature 07: MissingOsLoader I also used a live boot linux and was able to see all my files are still in the large portion including windows files and the 102mb partition the system recovery seemed to install another very partial copy of windows 7. In boot linux the disk checking utility also said both partitions were healthy but "not clean". Recovery partition is "clean" and loads fine. Should I just use linux to delete and reformat the partitions? The steps in the link do not appear to be specific enough to windows 7 using the three partitions Recovery, 102mb and 620gb.