eMachines W3502 Desktop Refurb, Part 2 - Testing Out The Recovery Partition
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Originally recorded July 7, 2017. Continuing on, I let the diagnostics runs overnight only to find that they had not completed. Shouldn't have checked off the "non-destructive write" test as it takes forever and is likely unnecessary--usually if the drive can report its S.M.A.R.T. information and there are no errors, it's a safe bet the drive is probably fine. This one reported no errors. We then continue on and see if the recovery partition can be gotten into. Well, after several tries, I was able to get into the recovery partition, but then it asked for recovery discs, which totally negates the purpose of the recovery partition. This was a common thing for early eMachines, Acers, and Gateways. They had a hard time getting the recovery partitions right. Anyway I did have the machine create ISOs of the recovery environment so there shouldn't be any problem recovering back to factory specs...