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Q: No way to create a System Recovery Disc from syste...

I want to create a system repair disk from the system backup partition on my Thinkpad T410. I've got a couple of problems. On one hand, Microsoft's Create Windows Recovery Disc utility (I assume) works only from Microsoft's Windows ISO file, not from Lenovo's backup partition. On the other hand, Lenovo's Create Windows Repair Media program appears to write only thumb drives, not DVDs. Without going into details, this is both a concern and a practical problem. I expected to, and want to, create a repair disk (or disc), not a thumb drive. Is there a way to create a DVD instead of a "media" from the backup partition? If not, I'm considering downloading Microsoft's Windows 7 image and burning a repair disk from that. But I think this is a poor solution because Lenovo has included drivers and utilities into the system backup partition that the Microsoft Windows image will not have. But I can't find information about what I'll miss if I use Microsoft's image instead of Lenovo's, and what (if anything) I could do to obtain the missing material. Can anyone help dispel the confusion?

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Preferred Solution: No way to create a System Recovery Disc from syste...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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If you type "System" into the search bar you will get "Create a System Repair Disc". You can make a recovery disc within windows yourself. This would be handy if you can not boot into the self healing Recovery options Menu or instead of using an OEM or Installation disc.. It takes about one minute to make a recovery disc.

A:Create a System Recovery Disc yourself!

Hi Aaron,

I do not think that is working yet in Windows 7. It will create one, but when you go to test it, it is a dud. The problem is that it does not ask for the Windows 7 installation dvd to be inserted, as it did in Vista, to add the boot files needed.

Did yours work?

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I want to have a Factory Reset of my computer. In order to launch a System Recovery, I need to create Restore Discs. When I launch the Recovery Disc Creation, it says:

"This computer does not have a burning drive, which is required to make DVDs. Please contact HP Support for asistance."

My computer did not come with a build in CD Drive. Even plugging in a USB CD Drive will not make creating the discs possible. So. I ask you. How can I reset my computer to Factory Condition?

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Computer Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Model: HP Pavillion dm3 Notebook PC

edit: This notebook came with a Recovery Partition built in. Maybe it can help?

A:Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

At HP logo press F11.
It should give you an access to recovery partition.

I'd also call HP to obtain recovery DVDs.

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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

A:How to create OS Recovery Disc and Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc??

I have a M72e computer which I'm busy reinstalling the OS. I had upgraded to Win 10 about a year ago. Is there software that you can download to usb stick that replaces the discs? I believe you will require 8gb ?

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Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system - RMPrepUSB to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process. Can anyone help? thanks

A:Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
4. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
Memory cards are not supported for this function.
A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
5. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
6. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to backup your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
7. The system backup starts and click OK when done.

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Hi all

I had this in the wrong section earlier and got no help, so trying again here. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc on a USB pen drive for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), as it doesn't have a CDROM. I'm following the instructions here to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process.

Can anyone help?
thanks

A:Why is my C:\Recovery folder empty? (trying to create Recovery Disc)

That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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Hi, recently Vista failed to start on boot-up and I had to do a restore to partition one to get it going. Needless to say this is a lot of work as I lost all of my settings.
Vista (32) came pre-installed on my laptop so I don't have the disc. On windows 7 it seems easy enough to create a recovery disk from "backup and restore" but I don't see the same option in Vista. I have read in forums ways to do it but these were pre SP1 and I have SP2 installed. I want to know if there is a way to do it through Vista. Cheers

A:Need to create a recovery disc

Hello Alamshar,

The recovery disc created through "Backup and Restore" is not the same as your OEM factory recovery disc. The recovery disc through "Backup and Restore" can only be used to repair Vista with, and cannot install/reinstall Vista. The OEM factory recovery disc, can only be used to do a clean install of Vista with.

If you wanted to create the OEM factory recovery disc instead, then please post back with what brand your computer is and if it's a laptop or desktop. I'll be happy to see if I may be able to find and post back the instructions for how.

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I have a question and am in hopes someone has the answer. Ok my Dad has the Vista64 on his Gateway computer. Well he didn't make the disc when he first got his new computer. We are needing those disc due to we had to take it to bestbuy(under warranty), and they are telling us they have to have the disc to repair his system due to it is corrupt and they are going to have to wipe his system clean and take it back to the original factory settings. This OEM Recovery Disc that is showing in this post and link, can I download that onto my system which is XP to put it on the disc for that? OR will it actually download a vista 64 into my system? I don't want to mess up my system so this is why I'm asking. Was going to purchase the disc but have no idea where to buy them at.

Thanks for the help!

A:Create or get OEM Recovery Disc?

First there is no link shown.
Second, what is the name and make of your computer. There is usually an Fkey that can be used to go back to factory settings.
You cannot make an OEM DVD at this point.
You may be able to get one for cost from the manufacturer/seller of the computer.

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Purchased a ASUS laptop (K52 series) w/Windows 7 for my mother-in-law, for Xmas. Got it set up, but I can't figure out how to create a the "recovery discs". I've done this quite a few times on other computers - ususally takes about 2 DVD's. Usually the recovery feature is either in "system tools" or "programs". Checked control panel also.
 

A:Cannot create recovery disc

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Hi,I have just bought my HP Pavilion and wanted to create recovery disk and I can not do it. I followed the instructions and  I could not do it. I know it can be done just once. I bought laptop with Windows 10. how can i find out it was done before as the laptop was bought new but second hand. so someone could use it before. I am very  angry that i can not do it. it happened to me before that i did not create recovery disk for my last laptop and it was very  costly to get it fixed when i needed to reinstall system. is there any other way to do it?I would be very grateful if you could help.Sylvi

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I cannot find "Gateway Recovery Center" and or "Factory Recovery External Media" in "All Programs".... so cannot make a recovery disc.


Thanks for any help...

A:can't create 'recovery disc'

?Empowering Technology?
Other Gateway entries in the Start Menu?

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I upgraded to Win 10 Pro.  I created a boot disc, repair disc.
Now, I'd like to be able to recover from a system crash. How do do I create a recovery disc with the win system on it?

A:How to create a win 10 recovery disc

Your best option is to create HDD image. Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the bestFree alternatives:- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial160.html)- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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I encountered problems trying to create recovery discs for my hp pavillion dv 5000 on win xp. My pc recognises that I have already created recovery discs and would not allow me create another one. What do I do? If I restore my system to factory settings, would the system allow me start creating recovery discs again?
 

A:create pc recovery disc

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sir,
so may time i tried to create recovery disc, but it is not completing, it completes up to 28% and then crash and message came restart your system and try again.

A:not able to create recovery disc

What is the make and model # of your computer? What program are you using to make recovery discs? What type of disc are your using? (ex) CD-R or CD-RW? or DVD-R, DVD-RW etc? What is the full error message? Do you use different blank media each time? Or reuse the same disc?

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Hi to all.
My i have your help please?
I have a laptop hp.
Windows 7 home premium.
I want to creat recovery disc
but when i start to create disc, i see mesage: Error,recovery failed!!! Missing recovery,something like this...
Is first recovery ON THIS LAPTOP

Thnx to all.

A:I can't create recovery disc

Hello Xhimi,

If you are trying to creating a HP Recovery Disc, then could you post a screenshot of your diskmgmt.msc showing your hard disks layout to see if you still have your OEM recovery partition intact. If it isn't, then you are out of luck and will need to contact HP to get a set of recovery disks instead.

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Hi everyone,
I want to create recovery disc (from recovery partition of my laptop), but I'm not able to do it in Win 8.1. They removed this option in Win 8.1.
I'm able to create recovery usb. I tried to copy all files from usb to BluRay and burn (in Linux). But I'm not able to boot from BluRay, boot from USB work's.
Please help, how to create bootable BluRay? Or how to copy files from usb to BluRay and make BluRay bootable?

Thank's so much!

A:Win 8.1 - create recovery DISC, not usb

hi, it not that they removed the option ,it some manufacturer don't allow you to use dvd anymore ,for some reason they want you to use a usb ,i think it might be your only option

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How to create a recovery disc, hdd repair for

HDD data/Sector 512 byte format and  computer sata hard drive 950GB but, 4096 byte format after the computer sata hard drive 500gb...
Create a recovery disc, return 950 gb for

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I recently purchased a Gateway laptop M-6888U that had no software disc provided. I was told by Bestbuy to simply backup my entire drive. I wish to know is there a way to make a recovery disc that WILL install a fresh copy of vista64 or am I screwed since everyone is trying to cut corners? I know I can make a recovery disc that works IF I have a working installation of my OS. My concern is if the drive gets corrupted and my OS needs to be reinstalled I'm screwed, with my only option being to purchase a new copy of Vista.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Create a Gateway OEM Recovery Disc

Hello Gruvin, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This link at Gateway will help show you how to create a set of OEM recovery discs to use to restore Vista back to factory defaults with if you are unable to from the hard drive's recovery partition. Just repeat again, and select the other option to create the Vista recovery disc and not just one for the applications and drivers disc.

Gateway Support - Create System Recovery Discs for the Applications and Drivers External Media in the Gateway Recovery Center

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all. All the discussion about a bootable recovery disc, and this article I ran across the other day. The article says you need the original installation disc. I have a machine that the disc didn't come with.

Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc - istartedsomething

If I don't have the original disc, can I still make a Recovery Disc thru SP1?
I know that there are a lot of places to download a ISO image from. In fact I downloaded one yesterday from a source in this thread.

Complete PC Restore- HOW??

But I am under the impression that it would be better to use a disc created after you have loaded SP1 if you have to do a repair?
The question is, will I be able to create a recovery disc after I have downloaded SP1 if I don't have the original install disc?
Or should I just create the one I have the image for and if I need to use it then Reload SP1 after I get running again? I am very new to computers and I will appreciate any and all help I get. Thank you.

A:Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc

Hi Ted,

Since you have a OEM Recovery installation dvd, you will need to create or download this ISO file to create the Recovery Disc instead of what was given by the SP1. You will just burn the ISO file to a DVD or CD to use it as a Recovery Disc.

Create a Recovery Disc

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone

Could any help me I have bought a new netbook which obviously has no CD/DVD Drive. I want to create a backup/recovery disc, when you go into it says it will take 2 blank DVD's. It then says no optical disc found. I connected it via an XSync cable to my laptop hoping I could do it this way but no! I plugged in my 500gb external hard drive hoping this was an option but it wasn't either.

Packard Bell say a 4gb flash drive or the hard drive should work. Any ideas how I can do this? When it say no optical disc found it doesn't give you an option to browse or send it to another drive.

Many thanks Jo
 

A:How to create a DVD recovery disc on a Netbook?

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I need to find out if there is a way to create a recovery disc for Windows 8.1 with cd/dvd put into the driver, so that when Windows 10 crashes on me I have a way to get my pc back up and running please help. I do not have a USB.

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Dear fellows, please i need help. When i bought my notebook i did not get recovery disc with it. recently my note book started acting up. i was able to survive, but my instinct tells me my time is coming up for crash. I was trying to locate disc and create recovery disc. I do not know how to create recovery discs. I tried once: this is what the system says exact words from the screen:This computer does not a drive capable of creating CD's or DVD. contact HP. However, i do have CD drive. So, please would you help me how to create recovery disc using DVD-R disc's or flash drive. Much appreciated for your kindness. Reddy

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Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1, IE8

I spent at least 12 hours burning iso, re-installing Vista, updating etc etc etc.
I just finished activating it by phone.
So, I decided to create a recovery disc so I won't be facing the same predicment again, ( I was just a computer beginner back then.)
I follow this tutorial published by Brink :
Create a Recovery Disc

Problem started in
9. Take ownership and Allow your user account Full Control (permissions) of the recdisc.exe file at this location (step 7).

In my C:/Windows/System32, I don't have recdisc.exe. I have recdisc


So, when I right click at recdisc, Take Ownership was not available.
If I skipped that and continued, when it came to Copy and Replace, it asked for confirmation, and when I clicked continue, it wouldn't let me. Said I don't have the permission.
I just re-installed the darn OS and I was the only user, hence the only admin.

So, what should I have done ?

Thank you.

t-4-2

A:unable to create Visa recovery disc

Hello T-4-2,

"Take Ownership" is not in the context menu by default. The link in step 9 shows you how to add it. You will have to take ownership of the recdisc.exe file with your user acccount first, then set permissions of the recdisc.exe file to Allow your user account Full Control.

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I have been trying to create a bios recovery disc for HP Pavilion dv6-7012tx using the setup available on the hp website from a different pc. Whenever I run the setup, the option to create a recovery disc is locked. How do I enable it?Have tried it on both hp and non hp computers/laptops

A:Unable to create bios recovery disc

Hi @arunabhdas,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have questions about the BIOS. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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what kind of disk are best to use? and how do u do it? i created a disk cd-r. doesnt work. says its not bootable. waded thru a lot of stumbling blocks which almost appear to have been laid down intentionally to get to this point right now if this computeractually died, i don't appear to have any way to revive it.   is there a better more reliable way to accomplish this besides the avenue im taking?thanks,butler b.

A:windows 10- create a bootable cd/dvd disk to restore a syste...

 How are you creating the system image and attempting to make the boot disc? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Create a System ImageCreate a  system repair disc (I know it says Windows 7 but it is included in Windows 10)

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I have norton ghost 15 I downloaded the gearico burner to create the recovery disc on windows 7 64 but I chose the drive but there is no name so I tried to put the name on but every time it is an error.Can anybody help me please? Thx
 

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Originally Posted by Brink


Hello cheesum,

For what you are wanting, you will need to create a set of OEM factory recovery discs or an OEM factory recovery USB flash drive instead. If this is for your Lenovo, then this below may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn



How would I do this on a gateway windows 8 ne56

A:Create gateway windows 8 ne56 recovery disc

Welcome to EightForums.

http://global-download.gateway.com/G...SKTOP&Step2=DX SERIES&Step3=DX4870&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=GATEWAY&SC=PA_6G








Originally Posted by Gateway


Gateway Recovery Management
To prepare your computer for system recovery options, you should create
a set of recovery discs as soon as possible. See page 66 for more
information.



How to make Acer Recovery disks.

Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8
Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?

A:[SOLVED] how do i create an xp recovery disc from a vista computer

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Originally Posted by chris_irwin89


My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?




Confused?
You thread states how can I create a Vista Recovery CD using your Laptop with Vista Basic.
You Can Not as your laptop maybe different than his computer.

Your Post states how can you create an XP recovery CD from Vista.
In the second case you can not. as far as I know.

You will need the original XP recovery CD or a retail XP CD to reinstall the OS on your friends computer
Does he have a recovery partition (could be Hidden) on his PC?
Bill

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I have a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic. Within 10 days of purchase, my hard disk crashed and was replaced. At that time the authorized service centre installed OS Windows Vista Business. I have created a set of recovery disc which contains the factory settings of my laptop (I mean which I got after hard disk replacement-Vista Business,and also contained promotional offers of 60 days free Norton Internet security and 60 days free Microsoft office).

I checked my OS for its genuineness status on microsoft's website. It reports my OS to be GENUINE.
Now my problem is "Is my OS really genuine?" I don't have the product key as the sticker which I got on the laptop contains Vista Home Basics's Product Key. I found the product key using a 3rd party utility that tells me keys of all installed softwares.

My next problem is I don't have a Vista disc. What I have is the recovery disc, which is very different from OS disc and is not useful in many situations. How can I get Vista ISO from recovery disc?

I believe if what I am trying to do is not possible, in that case can I get such an ISO from microsoft?
And if even that is not possible, if I somehow get a disc from my friend and then install Vista from it by entering my own product key(which I have discovered using 3rd party tool), will my installation still be genuine? Can I copy my friend's DVD for future use?

I am so keen on getting Vista disc instead of recovery dis... Read more

A:Genuine OS, create ISO frm recovery disc, startup repair

If your programs are designed for Vista, they will work in Win7.

EasyBCD claims it can handle dual boots Windows and Linux. But, being that Fedora is a cutting edge distro, it may have something new that EasyBCD can't recognize. I would call up EasyBCD to ensure that it works with Fedora 13.

There is another option for running Linux instead of dual booting. I use SUN's Virtual Box. It is a free virtual machine, similar to VMWare ( ~$160 ). So I can run Linux while I am inside Windows. Works great for me.

Since you're planning to install Win 7, I would save the money and not order a Vista disc.
 

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My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

So how can I format this C Drive when

Any help much appreciated ....................................
 

A:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
 

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Not that computer savvy but can get some help to do it.
Would like to create a restore drive, cd, dvd, etc .in case this machine gets corrupted severely and would need the drive wiped clean.
How to find out how large of a hard drive , or thumb drive to get,
How to do it.
Does it save all the files and favorites places.

A:recover, create recovery disc or hard drive

I think what you are looking for is a full backup of your computer in case something goes wrong.
Is this what you want to do?

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I currently want to wipe out my computer and start from scratch as there is a lot of junk on it and too much of it to delete it manually.
I tried using the 'repair computer' option when windows starts by pressing F8 but I get the error message '0xc000000f' and something about how the boot failed because the device is inaccessible. My computer can start up normally, I only get this when I try to use the repair option.
I thought I would fix this by making a repair CD but when
I try I get the error message saying 'system repair disc could not be created, the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)'
I thought I could get around this by downloading and burning a repair disc manually and it appeared to work until I chose the option to restore my computer to its original state, then it says something along the lines of 'windows could not find system image'.

My laptop is a hp touchsmart tmt-2050ea and runs windows 7 home premium

p.s. Im not sure if it helps but i think the recovery partition of my laptop was deleted , maybe reinstalling it would fix it... but alas I don't know how

A:Cannot restore computer to factory condition or create recovery disc

if the recovery partition was deleted and unless you created the proper recovery disks when you first got the computer, then you are basically out of luck. You will need to get with hp and purchase a set.

you can go into disk management and see if the recovery partition is still there. just right click computer, click on manage, then click on disk management.

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My daughter installed some upgrades on her windows 7 laptop, following this it will not reboot into windows. Have tried all the obvious things the only option now seems to be a system recovery but she will lose her applications. Only restore point is from date of service pack 1 and that was unsuccessful.
Dont have system image disc.
I do have a recovery disc from another PC and can boot from this.
The laptop passed start up tests.
Would it be possible to uninstall the recent upgrades to see if that helps?
Does minimised image recovery option allow you to keep applications, would this be better than system recovery?

A:Re: Cannot restore computer to factory condition or create recovery disc

First off backup any data that you can't live without off of the computer and save it to a USB Flash Drive and by using an Ubuntu Live CD.
You can try your recovery CD and see if you get the option to Repair My Computer or to get to the Command Prompt. Here type chkdsk C: /R the Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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How to create a recovery disc,hdd repair for
512 bytes in HDD data

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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Hello,

I have created a system repair disc for both of my PCs. I also create system backups on a regular basis.

Should I also create system repair disc on a regular basis?

I have recently changed the drive letter of several of my external hard drives, whould this require a new repair disc to be created?

Thanks

Stu

A:How often should I create a system repair disc?

I generally just set up the system make sure everything is as I want it and stable then make a repair disc.
If you are installing a lot of applications and removing them frequently I would say base it on that use.
The best repair is a return to that fresh install + setup state.
...and the computer doesn't see drive letters what it sees are hardware locations like
drive 0 partition 1
so as long as the drives are physically plugged into the same place on the motherboard nothing should change.

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when trying to create a system repair disc, i get the following message: system repair disc could not be created, the parameter is incorrect (Ox80070057)

A:create system repair disc

This worked for me. Might work for you.

First click on the start button from the desktop and then go to the run and type the recdisc.exe and hit the OK button.
Now insert the blank disc on your disc drive. And then click on the create disk button.
After clicking on the create disk you will get the confirmation prompt and now you need to click on the close button.
Now your system recovery should start.

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I am unable to create a system repair / recovery disc by either running recDisc.exe or using the option to create a recovery disk in Backup and Retore. It says System Repair Disc could not be created. "The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)" I have tried using both a blank CDr and a DVDr. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I am wondering if this is caused by how I setup my dual boot system. I installed Win 7 to a clean HD first. I noted that it set up a 100 Mb recovery partition. I then realized there was no good way to convert this to a dual boot, so wiped the partitions and set up four news ones: one for XP, one for Win7, one for data, and a 133 Mb one in hopes that the installation process would find and use it for the recovery partition. I installed XP first, and then Win7 and directed that installation to the partition I had previously setup for it. Any ideas?

A:Cannot create system repair disc

Hello TambourineMan,

You may be able to use the download in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below instead to create one.


System Repair Disc - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The disc I had received complementary is unfortunately, broken. Can I create a system boot disc? so that I can format my computer when my heart desires.

A:Can I create a system boot disc?

If you have a valid Windows product key, which should be on a sticker somewhere on your computer, then you can go to this site Dell Community and download the iso file for your version of Windows and create your own bootable disk, or bootable flash drive. If you decide to go that route, there are tutorials in the tutorials section of this forum that will help you use the iso file to burn a DVD, or create a bootable flash drive.

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Trying to create a system repair disc I get error #0x80004005. It appears to have something to do with Outlook--I do use 2010 Office Outlook. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Create System Repair Disc

Can you tell us in this tutorial where you are getting the error?

System Repair Disc - Create

Follow through the steps listed there and get a screenshot if possible

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Hi all

Windows updates have been doing some unpredictable things to my system so I have done a system restore and and now creating a mirror image using the tutorial on this forum. I read that it should only take about 15 mins and need over 1GB of space to do this (I am backing up on a DVD as I don't have an external hard drive). So far, it has been going for well over 2 hrs and am on my fourth DVD (4.7GB each) and it looks like it's only about 1/4 done (according to the 'windows is saving the back up' indicator). Does this sound normal? My hard drive is 320GB and currently has 128GB used. Do I need to run out and buy enough DVD's to cover 128GB?

Also, the tutorial suggests selecting the NO option to creating a system restore disc when it is finished. May I ask why?

Just worried I am doing wrong.

A:create a system repair disc?

Run out and buy a external USB drive of about 500GB>1TB in size. Forget DVDs for any serious backup.

Then when you come home go on the net and get a REAL backup/imaging program. Like Acronis True Image or another make/brand that you know from reading recommendations will work.
Once you install that imaging program make the bootable rescue disk that is included with most any of these programs so you can boot your PC from that disk, with the USB external drive connected and use your most current image to restore your PC.

Do a image before all Windows ?Updates? (some times better known as Windows Screw ups). Do the updates and if you have any problems you can reimage the drive back to before the updates were done.

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Hello,
When I try to Restore System image from backup I've got this error:
"The selected system image cannot be restored in this recovery environment"
Browsing this Forum I noticed that folks found that this message could be when one created 32 bit Repair disc and tries to Restore 64 bit OS.
In my case I created a disc on Windows 7 Enterprise PC. I am trying to Restore Windows 7 64 bit machine.
My question: when user creates a Repair disc does he has the option to specify 32 vs. 64 bit?
I simply thought that since I'm on 64 bit system it'll create 64 bit Repair disc ... but maybe I'm wrong and I created 32 bit Disc...
Could someone please highlight it?
Thanks

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Hi,

A week or so back when starting the computer I got a message saying the boot sequence had been altered and then had option to continue or enter set up. My 4 year old grandson plays on wiggles and abc sites. He is aware not to press anything other than the keys I have showed him so I thought hello, he has had a bit of a fiddle so I went into set up and it looked ok to me so i just then went f1 to continue, all went well.

Last night we had 2 power failures and when the computer re booted I got the same message again so this time I went F1 to continue and the message I then got was I had a disc failure and to use the boot disc or system disc to start. I had neither so left it. A few minutes later I rebooted it and all went well.

I have created a ms dos start up disc but would like to know how to create the system disc. I did a google search and that completely lost me. If anyone can help can you please tell me how to do this but step by step as I have limited knowledge about the inner workings of computers.

Thanks in advance
Margie
 

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Is it possible to create a system restore disc, like the ones provided with new pc's?
I have just used the restore disc for my brothers pc after many problems with corrupt system files that I couldn't repair. We have everything running ok at the moment and are about to install a new dvd writer.
I intend to set a system restore point, but if the problem we have just recovered from should resurface, where I could not access windows I would like to be able to use the system restore disc in the future.
Assuming that changing hardware would render the manufacturers restore disc useless, how can I create a disc that will be as straightforward to use as the original?
Thanks
 

A:Create system restore disc???

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This neophyte wants to create a back-up disc for possible future recovery of Operating System.Step by baby step, please!

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