Yikes, Blade 2015 BSOD and recovery needed after deleting recovery partition

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  1. sockfish

    sockfish Notebook Consultant

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    I recently got the FHD Blade 2015 with the 256gb SSD and wanted to free up some extra space. I used EaseUSpartition and deleted the recovery partition and then shortly after, I got a BSOD followed by the inability to boot.

    Tried using Acronis to restore the recovery partition and it was a no go. Had to reimage the fresh start back up and recover. I tried it again and BSOD right away and the same deal.

    I've deleted the recovery partitions on many other laptops including the Surface Pro 3 and had no issues. Wonder what it is with the Razer that corrupts the boot sector.
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    I beleive this is all due to WIMBoot and the recovery partition being the source of the files. In this way, the recovery partition is mandatory to boot as the files on the main partition just link over to the recovery.

    If you want to get rid of it, you would probably have to install Windows fresh on an empty drive. From original windows install media. MS allows you to create a Win10 clean install USB media, so I did that just for kicks even though I upgraded from win8.1 without issue. There's a small tool you can download from MS to create one. It doesn't have any ties to your existing installation.

    There might be a tool that can unravel WIMBoot but I'm not sure, never bothered to look. I didn't care enough about the space taken up by the recovery partition to worry about it. If I perchance do someday, I'd probably just start from scratch with a Win10 clean install, but that's more time than I'm willing to spend to get back to where I am with app and game installs and data files just to recover a low amount of space. I usually run with about 100G free right now which is plenty for me.

    Also! If you call/email their support (make sure you registered your Blade on their site) ask for a USB recovery drive, they'll send you one.
     
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