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Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

Q: Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

(BTW if this is in the wrong forum then please tell me and then move as appropriate. Thanks.)

Yesterday I was trying to put my Packard Bell iMedia 1601 running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 to sleep and I got a blue screen with the following error codes:

STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x835C7A98, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

Following that, I could not boot in any mode further than the Microsoft Windows XP loading screen, at which point the same blue screen was displayed.

Today I decided to go ahead with a Packard Bell Partial Recovery, which allows you to retain your data. At first the System Restore (on the first screen) and Partial Recovery (on the second screen) options were greyed out, and then System Restore randomly became available, so I tried that, got an error message, clicked "OK" the first time and closed it the second time and both times it restarted. Then Partial Recovery was suddenly available.

So I went ahead with that and when it came to the screen where it asked me what user I wanted to retain the only option was "No Profile". Thinking that my data would still be in the place the instructions said it would be (C:\documents and settings\[Chosen user name]) I went ahead with "No Profile". The recovery ran and the computer restarted, and Windows started up again as if it was the first time I'd ran the computer. So I created the two user accounts that had previously existed and then logged in with mine. Among other messages due to the computer thinking it was new again, a Packard Bell window came up telling me that the recovery had succeeded and my data was in "C:\documents and settings\[Chosen user name]". It wasn't there. And it's not there for the other account, for Default User, for All Users or for Shared Documents.

There is however about 4GB of the hard drive being used up by something and I don't know what.

So after all that I really have two questions:
(1) Is my data still on the computer?
(2) If so, can I recover it?

(I'm on an old Compaq with Windows ME right now, BTW; I was able to hook it up to my monitor and get an internet connection. It's just as well I had it.)

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Preferred Solution: Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

clarification - does your documents and settings folder only shows your new accounts?

do you have two window folders? Try a windows search for your old profile folder and see what it comes up with.

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Hi guys,

I have a serious problem with my Packard Bell Easy Note V7800W.

Since a few days, when I started the PC, Windows would load, then I would login, and then the PC would freeze when loading the desktop etc: I could see my desktop, see the start menu, etc. But could not click on anything. And the same situation would happen even with annother user.

So I tried different things. First, I wanted to restart in safe mode to run a chkdsk. But when I tried starting safe mode, it would just start the normal Windows.

So I saw on the Packard Bell docs that there was a recovery mode I could launch at startup by pressing F11 (or F10, don't remember). The doc mentionned that I would then be able to choose to backup my data and reinstall Windows.

I went ahead. And then things got very wired. After launching, the tool told me no partition was found, and that it was now creating one. Ok. Then I got a menu proposing me to: backup my data and reinstall Windows. Only problem, this option was disabled (radio button disabled). The only option left was to restore at factory default. Of course I didn't want to since I didn't want to loose my data.

Now what am I supposed to do ? When I restart the computer it automatically boots on the recovery partition. I can't boot in any other mode. I inserted a Windows Installation CD (from annother computer), tried running chkdsk but it only finds two partitions: C:/MININT (6GB) and annother one of 16 GB. My DD is 80 GB in total.... Read more

A:Serious problem with my Packard Bell - data lost after running recovery tool ?

Hey there, Welcome to Tech Guy forums.

Personally I think the best way forward with this problem is to remove the hard drive out of your computer. If it is IDE (PATA) then you will have to switch the jumpers to make it a slave drive and install it into another working computer and attempt to recover your data off the drive. If it is a SATA drive then you will not have to set the jumpers and should be able to install the drive straight into another computer and be able to access it.

The drive will show up as the 2 partitions that you have mentioned and hopefully your data will be safe in one of those partitions. The other space that isn't accounted for I can only presume has been deleted and made ready to become a partition in which case you may need to use a data recovery program to get he files back or possibly send your hard drive to a professional company to get them to try and recover it for you.

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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I bought a packard bell computer about 3 years ago as this was my first computer I didnt know much about them (not that I know Much Now) it had windows xp installed no hard disc came with the package only a recovery floppy disk( this would start up the system which is hidden away in a partition some where in my computer which I cannot access. My sister inlaw bought one recently hers had a rewriter in hers and she can make a copy of her operating system i have added a rewriter to mine but still can get a copy if my hard drive goes I will have to by a new operating system can anyone help me.
Thanks Sherbetdab

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Hi all

trying to use my sytem recovery discs, but i keep getting an error 'glue parts error' i have deleted both partions, I think this is the problem, but no idea how to solve it. Thanks in advance
 

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Hi I ran into problems doing a system restore on my Packard Bell EasyNote MX37 laptop (I only had one recovery disk and the restore process asked for more, so I ended up without an OS on the HD. Packard Bell UK wanted 50 for replacement disks (computer out of warranty). Fortunately a colleague had a Vista DVD for the same version as mine was, so I was able to restore Vista from that using my computer's software key. However, this version doesn't have a facility to create new restore disks. It appears I need the Packard Bell Recovery Management suite, which obviously I don't have.

Is there any easy way of doing this without having to fork out the 50?
 

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hi, my computer's hard disk broke down so I've just bought a new one. While I'm restoring my computer with my master dvd, there is an error with glue parts 5.
my serial number is 633901200233
my part number is pb51m00526
I don't know what should I do
Please help me...
 

A:packard bell recovery problem

"glue parts 5" I haven't any idea whatsoever what that is. Can you explain?
 

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Hello, i have question, where can i download original Recovery Disks for my Packard Bell Easynote TSX66-HR-263CZ notebook? i cannot find them on the original page of packard bell..

A:Packard Bell Recovery Disks.

You need to create them from Windows, look for some utility related to Packard Bell restore or recovery.

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I am unable to create a back up of the system using recovery management on my Packard Bell netbook, because it keeps asking me to insert a DVD, when it does not even have a disc drive!
I have tried using a USB device but this does not work either.
Any advice on how I can get the back up to work?
Thanks.
 

A:Packard Bell Recovery Management

There should be an option there somewhere for you to do be able to do so. What recovery management tool are you using?
 

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I can access the PB Recovery Management fine, but what do I do?

I want to reinstall the OS as factory defaults and I keep all my files on an external hard drive, so backup is not required by the system, so what option?

Also, will I require a product key? Another question, the computer used to belong to another family member first, then another, and now it's mine. The first reinstallation was done using recovery DVDs, but it wasn't reinstalled when I started using it - would this first account be restored with a password on it, or not?

Thanks. My model's an iMedia s3210 on Vista 64-bit.

(I'm pretty much assuming that I don't need a product key since the box and other things were chucked away a few years back before the reinstallation via DVD.)

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Ixtreme 1806 mc gold MCE 2005 s/n 046409620084 part/pb14304901

Its not been 6 months since i last had to send of to packard bell for dvd system disk

and again i have manage to allow my computer to become infected and have lost all

resulting in a complete format but now the dvd system disk is corrupt as well so i have

ordered a new disk, but can anyone help me with the procedure of re-installing

the systems software on a formatted drive which will include tattoo/exths / fdisk and

THE TECH CODE Thanks Jimmy
 

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Hi every one. I'm really hoping that some one can help.
My brother has a packard bell PC running windows XP. The problem is that the recovery disk is corrupted and he can't reload the software. Can anyone help...PLEASE, Pretty please with a big cherry on if you like (lol)
Thanks
Keith
 

A:Recovery disc Packard bell

k_logan45 said:



Hi every one. I'm really hoping that some one can help.
My brother has a packard bell PC running windows XP. The problem is that the recovery disk is corrupted and he can't reload the software. Can anyone help...PLEASE, Pretty please with a big cherry on if you like (lol)
Thanks
KeithClick to expand...

You don't say which model of Packard Bell PC he is using. I have a Packard Bell I Media backup disk Which allows you to load XP from the hidden BACKUP partition. Would this be of use to you?
 

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i am trying to help out a colleague with his home laptop which has decided not to boot .Running XP . switching the unit on results in the laptop entering the recovery console.
We get
1:C:\WINDOWS
"The recovery console provides system repair and recovery functionality.Which windows installation would you like to log onto?"

Pressing '1' results in C:\WINDOWS
Pressing enter results in 'TYpe the administrator password'
As one was never set we just press enter

Then we get C:\WINDOWS>
Now we have no idea what to do next!We have no recovery CD or backup CD of Windows itself as is usually the case.
Any way forward please?
 

A:Packard bell recovery quandry

Without the Windows software you are dead in the water. You need the exact software for the computer that the key code goes to or the only other thing is to purchase a retail version of Windows Home/Pro for the computer. One other thing you can do is contact the manufacturer of the computer and get/purchase the original recovery disk(s) from them.
 

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Hello, i bought a computer off a friend and it works fine, well it did, we set it up and did a complete system restore on it to return it to factory settings, no problems until it rebooted and says something along the lines of - "computer was not shut down properly or restarted, windows cannot be installed, please click ok to retry and install windows or cancel to cancel,"

basically i cannot get past this screen and do not know what to do, im guessing i need to put windows vista os disc in the drive so it can boot from there, would this work or what should i do?

please help

A:Packard bell recovery and OS loss?

Hi spartikoos,

What I would recommend you to do is;
Insert the installation disc.
Do a system repair.

Is there any sensitive data on the disc? If so I would recommend you to make a proper backup of the disc first, by plugging it into another PC and extract the files you need.

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My Packard bell buggered up a few months ago and i was informed i needed to retatoo the hidden sectors so following this guide http://www.programfiles.co.uk/support/tattoo.php I tried to retattoo. I succeeded getting the messages "tattoo complete"

Now when i go to use the master dvd i obtained from packard bell, it goes through the loading up process but when "oemsetup" runs i get a message "error 9 Language<>CDrom!!!" and then it goes back to dos screen saying exit oemsetup.

During tattooing I chose the Hardware components to the best of my knowledge, some i just chose not in list if i wasnt sure.
Should this really matter though?
1 thing i will say is I dont have all the original hardware in the PC. I used to have dual Geforce 6800GT (SLI) but then i changed them to 8600's. so the only hardware thats not the same as the original configuration is the graphic cards.

after playing around a little more i now seem to have Device error code: 6656DOS and a message "This computer has no valid information"

Does anyone know how i can get round this error 9 message and continue to recover my packard bell.

 

A:Packard Bell Recovery (Tattooing)

Sounds like you are choosing the wrong language.

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/19/33656254-error-9-language-cdrom-packard-bell.html
 

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I've inherited a Packard Bell 5106 from my daughter. It is full of files and folders that she has already archived to her laptop and a stand alone hard disk. The machine runs very slowly and none of the files are needed.

I want to run the Recovery Program to restore the original settings.

I've followed the instructions which call for turning the machine on with the recovery disk in the floppy drive.

However, it just whizzes past the floppy disc and Windows XP is set up.

The last advice I followed was to turn the machine on and immediately press F11 to get into BIOS. Although that didn't work, a prompt which suggested F2 DID work and I reached BIOS.

I'd been told to reset the commands to look for Floppy Drive before Hard Drive but the BIOS options didn't seem to cater for that and I am stuck again.

Any suggestions to move me on from where I've got to?

Am I going down the right path or should I be doing something else entirely as all I actually want is a fresh start?
 

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Hi

I am a complete novice with computers so please bare with me on this, i bought my packard bell pc with xp op system in oct 2001, and in all that time i have never reinstalled windows well now its running at snails pace so i looked into doing it, all i found was a packard bell recovery disk, which means a complete reinstall losing all my files, a few months back i had a extra hard drive fitted, so i was thinkin move all my files to that hard drive but i dont know if the recovery process will wipe that drive as well i just need some confirmation that it wont, also in the manual it says to put everything back onto the pc that was orininally on there when i bought it mouse keyboard etc and take the things off that have been added since, does that mean i will have to take the second hard drive out, does the pc have to really be exactly the same as when i bought it, any detailed help on this would be appreciated, thanks in advance

Jada
 

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The recovery should not affect the second drive, but if I were doing it, I would disconnect the second HDD before restoring just to be safe.

You do not need to replace every piece of equipment but the restore will probably not load drivers for anything that was not there when it was new. No big deal . . just download the drivers for anything that you need. With a machine that old, there are likely newer drivers for most of the devices.

wrs
 

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Can any of you guys help me out here? I have a 6 yr old Pulsar C366 machine in need of a reload but I have the cd recovery discs but the floppy with them is no good. I have tried a couple of floppies from later machines but they won't work with these cd's.
Has anyone a good recovery disc for this machine they could send me a copy of?
Many thanx in advance.
 

A:Packard Bell recovery disc.

here is a link to packard bell's UK website. i didnt even know packard bell was still around but here they are. thats where my first 486 came from. hope it helps somehow.

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/faq/pulsar3.htm
 

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Hey guys,


Just one problem I have lost my recovery disk and I now need to make one but I don't have a Packard bell recovery mangement program any help would be gladly accepted. Also my Model is a Packard Bell Easy note EN MH45

Best Regards,

A:Packard bell Recovery management

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...overy-disc.htm

Welcome

I hope that the above can help you solve your problem

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Dear Tech Support Team,

I recently acquired an old PC from my son, however, there is a lot of previous files which he has left on the computer. So I goggled and found Packard Bell had an in-house program which resets the computer back to default settings (Same settings as the day it was bought).

So I pressed F11 on the keyboard when the computer was booting. Came to the PackardBell Recovery Program, and Clicked the option for full restore - wiping all accounts and documents. After the process finished it automatically rebooted the computer itself, went to the bios screen, for which after came a black screen with " DMI POOl VERIFYING" underneath this was {B(little black square)$ . I have restarted the computer multiple times to no avail of success. I have reset the BIOS options to default and have put hard-drive as number one boot priority.



Any help on the situation would be grateful. I am a beginner with PC, so please bare with me. Ive noted below what my BIOS looks like:



John D.



Computer Specs: Windows Xp 2005 media center edition/ Intel Pentium D inside /Nvidia Graphics

Computer was working perfectly before I decided to wipe it.



Phoenix BIOS Setup



IDE Configuration



IDE Channel 0 - None

IDE Channel 0 - Non... Read more

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A couple of years back I discovered the Recovery floppy supplied with my old computer did not work.
I contacted the helpline who talked me through creating a new disk from the files on my computer, which I carefully labelled with the location of the copied files.
My dog decided the floppy would make a good toy and has eaten most of it and all I can read on the label is C:, drivers, a few capital letters and DOSSFLOP.
Can anyone tell me the path to this file?
This disk is NOT the same as the one you can create as a startup disk, It creates a ramdrive and loads various tools like the normal Windows disk BUT ALSO identifies the Packard Bell signature on the computer and enables the OEM CDs to run.
Help would be appreciated
phil
 

A:Solved: ME Recovery Floppy for Packard Bell

I think this problem has been solved, I have been told how to do it although I have not yet tried.
This is not likely to be a topic of wide interest so if anyone has the same problem please e-mail me at [email protected] and I will reply.
If I am wrong and there is interest I will post it here.
phil
 

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Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a Packard Bell Dot S2 from curry's, about 5months ago! I now have been experiencing many problems such as it crashing when loading, it sometimes displays a white text blue screen as well as white text and black screen many times, I have contacted customer support they told me to reset it by pressing f10 and hold on Alt but it not wworking also the other way isn't working via recovery management i need help can anyone help me please?

A:Problem with Packard Bell Dot S2 recovery management

Post the blue screen on the forum.

Check the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions thread near the top of this forum for instructions on how to do that.

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So basically to cut a very long story short, I've got Windows 7 installed on my Packard Bell, I can't boot it (keep getting stuck at the 'Windows Starting' boot) but, I have however managed to boot Ubuntu from disc.

What I want to know is, can I locate the recovery folder, to be used by Smart Recovery from Packard Bell, and recover whilst being booted in Ubuntu?

Any help on this would be amazing as I really really don't want to have to do a full restore, simply based on the fact I cannot afford to go out and purchase Windows 7.

Thanks in advance,
LR!

A:Packard Bell Smart Recovery Using Ubuntu?

Packard Bell? Didn't they go out of business over a decade ago?

First, you don't need to buy a new license when doing a restore. Second, isn't there a key to press to get into the recovery mode before Windows would have booted?

That all being said, just boot from your Windows 7 disc and run a repair.

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hi

i have brought a second-hand packard bell x8620 quad cord desktop,

recovery disc has already been made and i need to create another set of discs.
i have the eisa partition still on my hdd,

is there any way to make another set of disc's or to back it up to mount on a new hdd to preform a system recovery

many thanks for any help

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Hi -

I located instructions for Packard Bell recovery DVDs --> http://support.packardbell.com/uk/it...amadeus_imedia

If you are unable to make a 2nd set, then I would advise that you contact Packard Bell and purchase a replacement set. Of the systems that I have had the pleasure to work on, the norm is that only 1 set of recovery discs can be burned.

I have heard of cases where a set of recovery discs have been made using the recovery partition. You will have to ask Packard Bell support about that.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hey everyone, im trying to help my dad get his computer working again. We bought the MCD's for the packard bell computer he owns and first we were struck with a glue part error 5. However we seemed to fix this through a format and re creating the hidden sector. We then ran the CD's and it went seemingly fine through the installation process, then finally we took out MCD 1 as we were told, the PC restarted and we were faced with another issue:

'Invalid system Disk. Replace the disk.'

Were now stuck on this. I have tried reinstalling again, also I've tried to create another bootdisk just incase but due to me having Vista I couldn't help him much there as it didn't install. I had already formatted and reinstalled the hidden partition and now im stuck as im only 16 and not very farmiliar with the boot process. So I would appreciate any help if you would be able to.

Thanks.

Timecatcher.

DADS SPECS:

512mb ram
2.4ghz processor
SIS int. graphics card (not sure what make something like 640.)
Windows XP (At some point )
Not sure about the HDD I think a maxtor but again im not sure.
Then everything else is stock apart from a logitech mouse.
 

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Hi,
Following a crash of my system I have got the dreaded 99, 99, 99' screen. I have the 3 reovery discs which I made when i first bought the computer. i place the CD's in the laptop and everything appears to go well up to the point when the screen prompts me to remove the last CD and press a key. i remove the CD but when i attempt to press a key i get no response. we are stuck at this point and no matter what we try we cannot get passed it. please help!!!

we use windows xp home edition.
 

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Hi
My computer keeps reminding me to make my recovery dvd's (packard bell laptop), When i first bought the laptop i tried to make them but it gets to so many % then stops and wont carry on. Its still reminding me to make them and ive tried dvd, cdr but with no luck. I am concerned that should my laptop "die" for any reason i then have no way of reinstalling vista. Please help, Heidi

p.s ive just had help with spyware/malaware and done hijackthis/combo fix etc and my computer is now running ok again

A:Unable To Make Recovery Dvd's For Packard Bell Laptop

I'd suggest contacting Packard Bell for support on this issue - they can tell what's wrong, and they can provide recovery disks if needs be.

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Hi, i did a none destructive recovery on my packard bell pc, using the built in utility, all went well, it booted up as new, and even told me that it was succesful, and came up with a pop up window telling me where my old files would be. But there not there.. Its my girlfriends pc, with alot of personal docs and photos that are not replaceable. So please someone help me before she decides to bury me under the pattio.... i thought that maybe it had reformated the hard drive but with all the stuff she had on there im sure id did not as it only took like 5 mins to recover.. so please if anyone can help.. id be very grateful..thanks
 

A:Missing personal files after Packard Bell Non destructive recovery..

Crazibhoy said:


Hi, i did a none destructive recovery on my packard bell pc, using the built in utility, all went well, it booted up as new, and even told me that it was succesful, and came up with a pop up window telling me where my old files would be. But there not there.. Its my girlfriends pc, with alot of personal docs and photos that are not replaceable. So please someone help me before she decides to bury me under the pattio.... i thought that maybe it had reformated the hard drive but with all the stuff she had on there im sure id did not as it only took like 5 mins to recover.. so please if anyone can help.. id be very grateful..thanks

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Was that computer working and was its personal data accessible before you did a non-destructive recovery?

Something can always go wrong during a non-destructive recovery, so there's no guarantee that personal data will remain intact.

And what happens if the hard drive suddenly dies?

That's why irreplaceable personal data should be backed up and saved in external media.

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Hi All

I'm trying to fix a Packard Bell iMedia 1539 for my friend. She said that she was browsing the internet one day and the screen suddenly went black, with just a white mouse cursor and some weird blue lines to the right of the screen.

I tried to boot to last known good configuration but it restarted and won't even load to the black screen anymore.

I can't get it to boot at all now. It loads the Packard Bell Recovery Console but then blue screens. It either comes up with:

irql not less or equal 0x000000A

or

0x0000004E

I can't boot from a disc, as it just keeps trying to start the recovery console and then going in circles. I can't get to the screen to start in safe mode or last known configuration.

Any ideas about what it might be. Initially, before i'd looked at it, i thought it might be a faulty hard drive but i'm not so sure now.

Thanks in advance
 

A:iMedia 1539 Packard Bell BSOD/Recovery Console

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Hi All

I'm trying to fix a Packard Bell iMedia 1539 for my friend. She said that she was browsing the internet one day and the screen suddenly went black, with just a white mouse cursor and some weird blue lines to the right of the screen.

I tried to boot to last known good configuration but it restarted and won't even load to the black screen anymore.

I can't get it to boot at all now. It loads the Packard Bell Recovery Console but then blue screens. It either comes up with:

irql not less or equal 0x000000A

or

0x0000004E

I can't boot from a disc, as it just keeps trying to start the recovery console and then going in circles. I can't get to the screen to start in safe mode or last known configuration.

Any ideas about what it might be. Initially, before i'd looked at it, i thought it might be a faulty hard drive but i'm not so sure now.

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] iMedia 1539 Packard Bell BSOD/Recovery Console

this is usually caused by bad RAM. Download and burn a boot disc of Memtest and boot to that and run the tests with one stick of RAM at a time.

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Not sure if I'm in the right place, but here goes. I recently did a partial system recovery and when I was done, everything was in it's right place except for one folder. I did a search and located it in USERDATA but was unable to access it. I managed to gain ownership of the folder but when I opened it, the folder was empty! Why would this happen and is there any way I can recover the lost files? I even downloaded a file recovery program but I still cannot find the files although I have found other crap that has been deleted. Does anyone have any advice as to what can be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Lost data after a partial system recovery

Hello and welcome to the forum

What do you mean by "Partial System Recovery" . . . what exactly did you do?

Try not to use the machine since using it will make any data recovery more difficult

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Hello;
My first post here, except for introducing myself. My problem is with my son's HP Pavilion a1130n. It is running Windows XP Media Center Edition. Awhile back, he was notified of some important Windows updates and started to install them. During the process, he lost his internet connection and was not able to complete the update. Consequently, when he tried to boot up the next time, the system would not boot. I don't know if there were any error messages displayed at this point, but what happened next is where the problem started. He, (not knowing enough about Windows recovery console), panicked, and after not being able to even boot into 'SafeMode', jumped right into a recovery operation. When he saw that the operation was going to restore to the same state as when he bought it, he panicked again about losing all his family photos and music, and unplugged the machine. Needless to say, the system is now completely unusable. I pulled his hard drive and connected it to mine, and with the help of a free recovery program (Piriform's 'Recuva'), i am able to see and recover all of his data. However, it is a tedious and time consuming process and I am wondering if there is any way to undo the damage he did and get it back to a bootable condition keeping all his data in place. Any help would be greatly appreciatd because he may not have his original restore disks. Thanks, in advance for your consideration.

A:Hoping to undo partial recovery operation (recovery console)

If you have the installation CD you can do a repair installation. This will not affect any of the data or applications.Boot the computer from the XP CD. You may need to change boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER. You do not want to choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R.Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair isn't one of the option end the installation, this will mean that you will need to do a fresh installation of XP.The repair will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot, the repair installation will continue after the reboot.

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I am just try to figure out some thing which works best out of these two. As recently have gone through a recovery company Stellar Data Recovery http://www.stellarinfo.co.in/company/company.php . And after surveying i found companies proving software also.
The services paid more isnt it?  but the recovery is maximum. what you think?

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I have 2 problems, mine is recovering data from a DVD-R & a friend is looking for my help in recovering data from a "corrupted" Flash Drive.

I was burning data on a DVD-R multiple sessions disk when my Burner crapped out while using Nero. I now have a new Burner & when I go back into this disk I can only read data from my 1st session when I compare the #s from Nero's disk info tool, however it also shows that session 5 is still open?? but I cannot read anything from sessions 2, 3 & 4. Looking around I spotted CD Recovery Tool Box Free 1.1.7 is there anything more recent and or better that would let me try to recover the data on this disk. The data in session 5 is still on my HD but I would like to be able to recover the data in the other sessions, worst possible case even just the file names would be a small plus.

Now for the Flash Drive. It is a Lexar 8 Gig & what supposedly happened is that Peter lent it to a fellow employee so he could extract some data (probably a mistake). When he got it back a few minutes later & tried to use it all he got was a message that it was corrupted. As it has all of his product codes, phone numbers & personal sales data for the last year he is really desperate to try & recover the data. He does not have a computer of his own, so he has no backup (another bad idea). He has gotten a new Flash Drive a Sony 8 Gig, but I have told him that he better go out & get a 2nd one to use as a back... Read more

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Hiya... I managed to lose one of my HDD's with all my multimedia on it and have been trying unsuccessfully to regain it with PCINSPECTOR.The HDD ISNT where my windows is installed and has become corrupted; something happened with the partition and it went kablooey.The problem i seem to be having with PCINSPECTOR is that it comes up with; for example "Cluster386.MP3" and it doesn't work. Is it something wrong with how im using PCI or something like that. I scan for drives...Choose "NONAME on FIXED DISK 2", scan for logical drives... and withing the first ten seconds it comes up with two partitions... Choosing the second one i get these files and the first one nothing. Scanning them for FAT. So basically am i using "PCI FR" properly am i doing something wrong and/or, is there a cheap, better alternative with results?Patch.Sorry guys bt i managed to fix this with the use of a different program... Awesome program I'm gonna plug it now "R Studio," well worth the investment... My Multimedia was worth the $80 odd...

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The other day I got a nasty one that kept giving my BSOD. From multiple forums reading and attempting things myself I eventually arrived at a more stable state, yet still small problems.

Initially I was unable to load windows except into Safe Mode with Networking, yet unable to scan locally or scan via internet. Downloaded and ran Combofix removed and fixed some problems. Selected to load Diagnostic Startup (msconfig) and was able to actually log into windows, even though barebone. Ran VundoFix then I initialized needed services to reinstall bitdefender as well as update virus signatures. Updated and scanned then changed to Normal Startup and most seemed to be normal. Installed spybot, ran, removed all errors.

This is mainly where I stand atm, some errors still seem apparent on my system, not being able to set background, random popups (yet kind of rare), picture not showing when I delete or move files (Black Picture box).

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated! :D

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We obtained the windows 7 recovery virus yesterday. I figured this out this morning, and was told to delete all temporary internet files. This seemed to work partially, however the start menu pull down is still partially hidden, and the desktop pictures and icons are hidden. I ran unhide, and that did not do the trick. Can you please tell me why certain items are still hidden? What can i do to erase this messy virus completely?

Thanks,
Je2xn

A:windows 7 recovery - partial fix

http://www.precisesecurity.com/rogue/windows-recovery/

Good Luck !

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Usually I do a full recovery, but this time I didn't want to lose my files so I did a so called partial recovery. It let me choose a user, as to which files would be saved etc etc

After it was done, I checked My Documents. Nothing. Shared Documents, nothing. C: Driver Backup, none of my files. The weird thing is my sister and my mother still have all their files I also have all my old programmes, but they're not in the start menu.

Is there any secret location or something where they could be, or was I wrong in thinking that my files would be safe.
 

A:Partial recovery, where are the files

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Got a Packard Bell computer and one day couldnt load windows, the hard drive seemed to get stuck in a loop, restarted, tried to get into Safe Mode same loop. Kept pressing various F keys on startup, and a Packard Bell screen came up and asked if I wanted to restore an account to (factory Settings I think) I chose mine and it done something. However on restart it still wouldnt load windows or safe mode but got stuck in a loop still.

Next day it started and loaded windows and now seems ok... Apart from my account which has lost programmes on the decktop and I seem to have to reload progs like MP11 as new. AVG says this on a scan,

Partition Table (MBR)... Change.
I have no idea whats gone on here or how to restore my account. Desperately need some info and help here
Thanks in advance
 

A:Partial Recovery Probs

Be greatful if someone could close this, due to lack of interest
 

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As Im new to this forum you will have to forgive me if Im posting in the wrong place.
I have a problem with a pb imedia 2559 s/n 049869720422
or to be more precise,the hidden recovery partition
Im trying to repair the pc for a friend after her husband totally wiped the drive with boot n nuke ,so the hidden partition has been wiped too
I have the MCDs from packard bell .I also have the tech support code from pb which I need to retattoo the hard drive
So my question is where do I find the exact specs to put in for the hidden partition to be restored on to the hard drive
any help would be greatly recieved thanks
 

A:packard hell recovery problems

you can try going to www.packardbell.com go to support select your computer model go to the download section you should be able to find a recover boot disc creator. create it on another pc if you can then boot the packard bell with it. when you go to the website it asks you what country you are in so you can get the proper info you need. what version of windows does this computer have? is this a new computer or an old one? if her hubby wiped out the drive i dont know if any warranty will fix this provided its even still under warranty. hopefully this computer can be fixed because i had a computer friend tell me if you dont know what your doing and wipe out the drive your going to have a computer thats toast and may not be able to be fixed at all. i hope this helps you.
 

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HI, Unfortunately I lost my recovery partition and have no chance to return OS to its manufactured condition.Could you provide information how I can restoreAs I know my KIT # is 70969-251, where I can found it (remotely) With respect 

A:Hewlett-Packard Notebook System Recovery KIT DISK

Hi, Please read the following document:    http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/bph07143 Regards.

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Hi guys i recently bought a packard bell pc and it has 5gb of my hard drive hidden. how can i access this 5gb.
 

A:packard bell pc

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hi guys having problems with my packard bell easynote tk when i pres some keys on the keybord all im getting is RGT ? and also the scroll pad has now stopped working any ideas plz

regards
scot
 

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I just aquired a pc that iz a packard bell. but they suk personally. so i formatted the hard drive, yet when i start it the parkard bell logo keep comin up and not going any further. i change to diff hard drive with windows ME installed on it. but the logo iz still there.
I wanna know wot it iz that keeps makin the logo come up. and how do i get rid of it so i can use the comp again.....

Thx
 

A:Packard bell

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My kids PC took a lightning hit. It was an old Packard Bell Multimedia 850. When I turn it on the hard drive comes on but there is no picture. I assumed it was a bad video card, but when I opened it there wasn't a video card just an adapter that's hooked to the motherboard. I've tried like hell to get this thing off but to no avail.

Anyone have any suggestions or any ideas on where I can an online manual for this computer?
 

A:Need Help With an Old Packard Bell

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Hi newbie here
Right my dad has a packard bell 525 desktop.
Before he could make a recovery disk the system crashed, so him being the dummy he is, he then put a fujitsu siemens recovery disk. Now when he switches the computer on all he gets is a blank screen

Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Packard bell 525 HELP

It would be surpising that the packard Bell would even have recognised the Fujitsi RD, let alone loaded anything from it.

Assuming it did (which I find doubtful), and that you have removed the Fujitsu CD, the recovery files should still be on a hidden partition on the hard drive.

However the system crashing may be due to a hardware failure and totally unrelated to the recovery disk?

The "black screen" probably indicates that the computer simply is not booting more than the incorrect recovery process, which likely never actually ran anyway.

Can you be more descriptive of "the system crashed"?
 

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