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HDD crashed - No windows 7 recovery possibility

Q: HDD crashed - No windows 7 recovery possibility

Dear, A few weeks ago my the Hard Drive Disk crashed, it was not possible to repair the HDD, so I ordered a new HDD.I thought I was able to download and install Windows 7 on the new HDD with the product on the back of my laptop, however when I try to download it from the Microsoft website I receive a message saying there is a problem with the validation request. Upon further research this is only able for retail versions, not pre-installed versions. So how do I now get Windows 7 on my laptop? Product: HP Notebook 4530SSerial: CNU1263BN9OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) If I need to provide any more information please let me know. Kind regards, Mayuur











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A: HDD crashed - No windows 7 recovery possibility

Hi: You will have to contact HP in the country you live in and order a set of recovery disks for your notebook. Have the serial number handy to give to the customer services rep. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html Since you have a business-class notebook, contact the business support section.

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Hi, I love this site and you guys have helped me so much, so first of all, thank you!

Now the bad news.... I got the WIndows Vista Repair virus about a month ago on my Acer PC. At first, it ran all of those warning messages and then it shut down the computer and reloaded as what appeared to be a completely wiped computer. The only icon on the desktop was the Windows Vista Repair. I tried to find programs by searching for a few minutes before trying to shut down (which the virus had also made me incapable of doing), and resorting to popping out the battery to shut it down. I restarted in safe mode with networking and tried to get on this site, but even in safe mode my browser was auto-redirecting me to sales sites. By following instructions for removal on this site, and downloading programs onto a flash drive from a different computer, I was able to get my computer in working order again, although it would still, at times, randomly shut down my internet browser (and the process and amount of time I spent getting it just to that state of operation was ridiculous, much worse than any virus I've EVER had...I can explain what all happened and the steps I took if necessary). A couple of weeks later, I left my computer on while I went to a friend's house for the night, and when I came back in the morning I couldn't get it to unfreeze. I shut it down and for the next two days, every time I tried to turn it on it would just run on a loop, booting up part of the way bu... Read more

A:Computer now completely crashed; started with a WIndows Vista Recovery virus, fixed it, then a couple weeks later it crashed :(

Hello, can you please let me know what version of Windows this is?

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The Acer recovery manager will only let me make a recovery DVD drive and I want it on DVDs.
The selection to burn to DVDs is greyed out.
Is there a way to burn the data from the DVD drive to multiple DVDs.

A:Possibility of burning recovery data on DVD drive to DVDs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by philetus


The Acer recovery manager will only let me make a recovery DVD drive and I want it on DVDs.
The selection to burn to DVDs is greyed out.
Is there a way to burn the data from the DVD drive to multiple DVDs.


Confusion.

What exactly is a "recovery DVD drive"?

I know what DVDs are. I know what DVD drives are.

You say "burn the data from the DVD drive". More confusion. A DVD drive doesn't hold data. DVDs do.

What do you think you want to do?

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dear ALL, windows crashed and recovery not working so i reinstall windows from downloaded file but i can't active the windows , i try with others windows 8 & 8.1 but same issue no activation , please help 

A:windows crashed and try to recovery but not workin...

Hi iMohamed and welcome to the community,
 
What model computer do you have and do you know what version of Windows you originally had installed in it?
Don't post the serial number, just the model.
 
Regards,
Dave

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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My Surface Pro 4 I tried to do the anniversary update which received an error and they advised to delete a temporary files folder which I was unable to due to permissions issue. I changed folder permissions and now the Surface won't boot as normal I did the Reboot from USB with the SPro 4 recovery file and did a reset keeping my files and it encountered an error. I was wondering if I do a reinstall of Windows 10 and use EaseUS Data recovery if it will be able to recover my lost files?

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Hey folks. Sorry for not starting out in the intro forum. I am up against it and need some help. My wife works from home as a medical transcriptionist. Her laptop is an Acer 5100 with a version on Windows 7 I got somewhere and to be honest can't remember. She got swarmed with this Windows Recovery Series virus/malware thing yesterday. I got the thing in safe mode and ran a quick scan of Malwarebytes. It looked great... no more virus. I decided to run the full scan and thats when it happened. I got some kind of error from Malwarebytes and it froze up. I tried to start it and here we are... It wont boot in safe mode, networking, command, nothing. I copied a recovery disk and tried to run it but it will not read the disk. My wife needs this laptop for work. Any advice?? I am a master plumber and would gladly swap trade secrets with any it folks out there!!
I can usually find my way out of these tech issues but this has me baffled...

I sure would appreciate any input.

Many thanks,

Jeff Legg
Billings, Montana

A:Windows Recovery Series crashed my laptop

Hello, and sorry for the delay.

Please start the computer and tap F8 until the Advanced Boot Options menu opens. Select Repair Windows and let me know if that loads the Recovery environment and if you can enter it.

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My hard drive just crashed, diagnostics and laptop tools couldnt recover. I plan to replace it, but dont have recovery Windows 10 disks, as it was downloaded during Windows upgrade last year. I can buy a new hard drive, but not sure what to do afterwords

A:hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

Hi, You won't need to purchase Recovery Media and then go through the process of upgrading to Windows 10 again. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade, you can just create Windows 10 installation media on another PC and then perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed as a hardware profile of your notebook will have been recorded by the activation servers from your previous upgrade to 10. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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My hard disk failed.  I want to restore Windows 7 to the computer with the new hard drive.  Can I get disks or USB drive versions from another computer?

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The problem started with CD/DVD not being found by the device manager as a drive and Windows updates not installing. Located the device in Bios and made sure everything there was at factory settings.
When I rebooted, it goes to Windows Error Recovery screen, but no matter what I select it goes back to the same screen.
I have the Windows & Pro disk that comes with a refurbished computer. But when I try running it the drive stops and everything just sits.
The last driver to load in any setting is \Windows\System32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys

A:Windows 7 crashed and stuck in Windows recovery loop

Try a new ISO for your licensed version from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 written to bootable flash stick, unplug the DVD drive, boot stick by name via on the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to System Recovery Options to run a few Startup Repairs. If this fails try System Restore from Options List.

If this fails work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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Greetings,

The other day i received a phone call from a friend, who claimed they clicked something and now the computer was dead.

I drove out and found the computer infected with security tool. The item that suprised me was that the operating systems was Vista premium 64 bit edition.

To make a long story short i was able to remove the infection with malware bytes.

I also did a scan with Spybot S&D, also SuperAnti Spyware.

All scans turned out clean once i removed some items with malwarebytes.

I also ran a scan from ESET and the scan turned up nothing.

I ran ADSspy, and deleted two entires realated to the recylce bin.

Once finished I applied all immunizations from spybot search and destory, as well as javacools spyware blaster. Also i updated their Anti-Virus (McAfee... yuck). A final note was i installed Microsoft security Essentials, i might as well test it on more compuetrs than just mine.

The computer seems fine, my question is

Do root kits exist for 64 bit operating systems and if so, what tool should i run to try and find this.

Note: This computer is not at my disposal, this will be something i may check on the weekend.

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hey i know i posted a while back about my other pc but i've recently brought a new one it's not great but im just woundering if it will run windows 7, My screenshot will show spec's of the pc just to let you know it does include hyperthreading.

I do reckon the ram could do with a bit of an upgrade but i think the maximum my tower will allow is 2GB,
My tower is a dell optiplex 210L.

thanks

stephenb1992

A:possibility of running windows 7?

you can run Windows 7 on that 1gb RAM if your system is 32bit, if 64bit u need atleast 2gb...
though, more RAM the better.

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Wins Xp Pro crashed on me and when I use the recovery cd it says it can't see my HD. It goes all the way to the open wins then error mesage comes up. Any one know how to fix this problem??

A:XP crashed I need to use recovery cd??

Your Hard Drive may be dead Go into the Bios and see if it is being recognized. If so then download a boot diagnostic CD for your HDD manufacturer and test the drive.

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I bought this computer from a friend and they had recently upgraded it from the WIN7 Starter to WIN10. So after I have had the netbook a few months the computer has not crashed and lost all of its drivers and the OS. I had a Win7 disk but it is a 64bit disk and after installing it none of the drivers on the website will work. I tried to see if the recovery media was still avalible on the website to purchase and it told me there was an error locating my serial # in the system. So I am reaching out to you all for help. I have a external cd rom to use once I can get the recovery media. PLEASE HELP

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Last spring, I bought Windows 7 through the website for my old Compaq laptop. That laptop is now useless, and I've had to move on to a new Dell that currently runs on Windows Vista.

I would hate to wast $60 on an operating system I've used for only a year. I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a way to move my Windows 7 to my new laptop without having to rebuy the whole thing.

A:Possibility of moving Windows 7 to new computer?

That copy is yours to use forever now. You can always use it without having to rebuy it. This is, as per the EULA, so long as you run the 1 product key to 1 computer. If the Compaq is deactivated (or wiped, etc.), then you again have that product key for use.

What form did you buy Win 7 in? (OEM, Full Retail, Upgrade, download???)
Do you still have the product key?
Or am I misunderstanding you that you are more concerned about transferring the system with files, etc intact?

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I recently read somewhere that pirated Windows CD are backdoored and viruses are installed with windows installation. Is it true? Is it possible for an attacker to do something like that?

I think the possibility of this is less but it maybe possible.

Also please point me to any security articles regarding this.

Thanks!

A:What is the possibility of Windows installation CD being backdoored?

I would think it would be fairly easy to add things to the default ISO with programs like nlite or even Microsoft's Windows Automated Installation Kit. Using a Pirated install image is one of the easiest ways to compromise your system. Be carful what you link to or talk about or you could end up violating the forum rules against discussing pirating windows.

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I recently bought a copy of Window 7 Home Basic. But all my friends and everybody I know that owns a computer have a pirated version of windows running on their computers (Third world problems).

I recently read somewhere that pirated Windows CD are backdoored and viruses are installed with windows installation. Is it true? Is it possible for an attacker to do something like that?

I think the possibility of this is less but it maybe possible.

Also please point me to any security articles regarding this.

Thanks!

A:What is the possibility of Windows installation CD being backdoored?

Of course it's true. Probably the majority of pirated or hacked software contains some form(s) of malware. Oh, and it's illegal.

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I replaced my 120G Corsair SSD a few months back with a Patriot 240G Blast.

Yesterday my computer just locked up and would not restart. I have a recovery disk, and it takes several ties, but I can get through to the recovery screen, but it then it comes up with an error and will not recover. I have tried using command prompt, but this drive will not show. Only the dreaded X: shows. I have installed the other drive and it works. I've tried different cables and no luck.

I've tried:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm from list this is WIn7 HD #)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with WIn7 part #)
ACTIVE
EXIT

No luck. Is says there are no drives to show.

Also tried the bootrec.exe. Nothing.

I've tried just about everything I can find on these forums. And then some. I do not want to have to reload all over my software so I decided to make this post to see if there are any ideas otherwise.

Thanks for tolerating my question.

A:Win 7 Crashed; C Drive Gone During Recovery- Tried Everything

Hi,
A lot of bad reviews on the ssd 10 1 egg
Patriot Blast 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PBT240GS25SSDBK - Newegg.com

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I would like to do a fresh install of Windows 8 to eliminate the bloatware on my Asus N56VZ.

The notebook came OEM pre-installed with Windows 8 and I know that the Product Key on this notebook resides in the BIOS on the motherboard. My specific question is, If I purchase a new retail copy of Windows 8, can I install the retail copy whenever I want and use the motherboard resident BIOS product key and ALSO install the retail copy on to another different PC using the retail copy supplied Product Keys?

In other words, can I use the new purchased retail copy of Windows 8 on TWO PC's at the same time? One being the N56VZ with BIOS supplied Product Keys and another PC using the retail copy supplied Product Keys!

Thanks!

A:Possibility of retail copy of Windows 8 on TWO machines?

my unprofessional opinion is no ,because the bios key will be looking for oem disk ,but i could be wrong, i have never had success in trying to use oem key with a retail copy of windows, only ever tried this with win7 and Vista not with win8
when i enter the oem key it always tells me not the correct key !but it might be possible if you can choose to skip enter the key section ,,but i dont get that option when installing win8 ,and install win8 then go to change key section and install the oem key ,but i have read that you will need to call Microsoft to activate

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I was hired to install total drive encryption for a couple of HP PC's (I had already successfully done it for my hubby). Unfortunately I made a mistake and I crashed the hard drive. The guy did not have any recovery CD's! I called HP and paid for them myself. Unfortunately they did not work (message stating the recovery CD's were not for the PC!). They sent me new ones, and I got the same message! HP gave me some explanation about the motherboard tattoo?? HP was going to re-tattoo for free! Unfortunately the guy took it upon himself to take the PC to an HP authorized service dealer. The repair folks said I did something to cause the recovery CD's not to work! Now he won't pay me for anything! (I have a contract with him!) Any advice?
 

A:Crashed HP during encryption and Recovery CD's do not work

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Inspiron 2350 with window 8.  not wanting to "upgrade" to window 10 and did.  Now have a major issue.  Can not access any program, window icon, search tab and much more.  
Have tried to access recovery to rest everything to factory settings and can not even perform recovery or access it.
Called into dell CS and they dialed in and performed virus check, NONE.  They also could not get window to work.  
Any suggestions?

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Hi - My desktop computer - Acer Aspire - Windows Vista crashed during factory restore whilst installing windows so I had to pull the plug on it. - Its had problems with crashing for a while but never thought it would do this!! - Now when I try to restart it it gives me a persistent message that windows failed to install and I should restart and try again. - I have tried this at least half a dozen times and it still gives me the same message. I have tried safe mode but it says you cannot install windows in safe mode, please restart and try again. I have tried doing another factory restore but as windows is not installed, it does not have this option. I have found the back up discs from 2008/2009 but it will not boot from these. It just gives me the same message again.

Any help?? - Please, please please? :'(
 

A:My Computer Crashed During PC Recovery & Now it Won't Boot Up

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Hi There,

my Samsung Series 3 laptop won't start up siting a boot error.

I don't have the recovery media so wanted to find out if I can obtain it somewhere.

Is there a place I can get legit recovery disc/usb to repair my laptop?

TIA

Dave

A:Win 8 recovery disc/usb for already crashed laptop

you can get windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

boot from that media and when you get to the INSTALL screen
select Repair this computer...

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Is there a tutorial, guide or sticky for Windows 10 that I can follow to rule out any possibility of any malware? Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:No confirmed malware but strong possibility of it on my Windows 10 system

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hello,

My wife and I both moved to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and all went well for a while but I'm now exploring the possibility of moving back to Windows 7 on my wife's system. We are well beyond the thirty day reversal period. I have an identical drive I plan to do a clean install of Win 7 on using the original Windows 7 media, and I would like use the existing Win 10 drive as a storage drive thus leaving all her work in place. As I recall, there used to be a way to do this and not have to worry about a conflict at boot by deleting the OS command files of the "soon to be" storage drive. I'm not sure if this is still possible or how to proceed with the the process with the Win 10 OS. I certainly don't want the 10 Dr. to be recognized as a bootable drive. Is setting the boot order in the BIOS the correct way to go here, or can the boot info be moved, removed or renamed while still allowing the drive to be accessed for its data?

Thank you

A:Exploring the possibility of moving back to Windows 7 from Win 10 upgd

If it was my computer I would backup all the data I wanted to save to a external drive. Then wipe and format the drive with W-10 and do a Clean Install of Windows 7.
Once all that is done I would partition the new Windows 7 drive and make a partition for the saved data. Then copy not move the data from the external drive to the new partition.

What you end up with is a new install of Windows 7.
A new partition with your saved data and the saved data still on the external drive for safe keeping.

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Ok, so I have been trying to fix my brother's PC. It's running Windows XP SP2. I have a good deal of computer experience but am having a little bit of trouble with this one. His desktop was hijacked but I was able to fix that. I also removed a couple other viruses and found some spyware to kill. However, I am now having some other errors. 1) I get a popup email from Microsoft Office 2003. That's the version my brother is running on his computer. It opens up an email to this address: relevad.com. I'm completely unaware as to what that is. This doesn't happen everytime I turn on the computer but sometimes.2) I'm fairly certain I have some malware on the computer. It tries to delete itself out of the browsing history. I have run HijackThis. Here is the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:56:22 PM, on 8/16/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\driver... Read more

A:Windows XP Service Pack 2 Virus/Malware possibility

Hello nathanielhuskerWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on OTL to run it. When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in boldnetsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90%systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dllCheck the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================Download the following GMER Rootkit Scanner from HereDownload the randomly named EXE file to your Desktop. Remember what its name is since it is randomly named.Double click on the new random named exe file you downloaded and run it. If prompted about the Security Warning and Unknown Publisher go ahead and click on RunIt may take a minute to load and become available.If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if... Read more

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my computer crashed and I was trying to do a system recovery by pressying f11 but it then says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I have a compaq. the model number CQ61z-400

if anyone could please help me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

A:Computer Crashed..System Recovery Failing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jennvanessa


my computer crashed and I was trying to do a system recovery by pressying f11 but it then says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I have a compaq. the model number CQ61z-400

if anyone could please help me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!


Hi and welcome.

Have you gone to the HP/Compaq website and followed some ofthe triubleshooting ideas for hard drive errors?

LINK

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Hi,

This is the second time in six months, my laptop Asus VM70, 2.54 Ghz with Vista home Premium crashes . The first time, a 'friend' helped and erased all data. Now I want to do it myself. Having read through the Tech Support Guy posts, it tried Esc, F1 and F2 to make the computer boot from the recovery DVD. I do get the Bios screen, but it does not respond to the F2 strokes, to switch to 'boot from drive'. It is busy 'initalizing the USB controllers'. I have also tried the F9 for the recovery partition, but also no response. The laptop shows the Asus and intel logos on a black schreen.

Does anyone have a trick to fix this?

Thanks a lot in advance!
Thur
 

A:Asus recovery DVD and F9 do not work on crashed Laptop

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Hard drive crashed do t have a recovery disk,help

A:Hard drive crashed replace it with new one need a recovery d...

Hi: Your notebook originally came with W7 64 bit. You can order W7 64 bit recovery media from HP at the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-g7-1100-Notebook-PC-series/5082232/model/5128929/...  

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My laptop, a HP Pavillion DV7t-7000 crashed for now apparent reason.  I have tried everything, Including a hard reboot, and nothing has helped.  I am getting a blank screen (the computer tried a system bios repair but failed).  The led indicators are blinking in a two blink series now.  Can someone tell me what might be wrong and give me an idea of the cost for repair (a little, a lot, junk it and forget it?).

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toshiba satellite l655-128

my recovery partition crash

i need CD/DvD/Usb recovery

where i can get it??

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So my neice called me a few days ago and asked if I could stop over and chek her computer out.   When trying to start the pc she was getting a no bootable device found.  After doing the usual troubleshooting and a few unusual ones, I concluded the drive is dead.  The PC is past warrenty so I ahve ordered a new hard drive for her but there is still one small problem.  She has no backup disks.  She doesn't think it came with any disks and with a dead drive, the recovery partition is out of reach. Does HP have any options to help her out in a situation like this such as downloading or ordering the original set up files?  Another thing she is concerned about is her personal files.  Pictures, saved games, other documents.  Does anyone have any crazy tricks for recovering files from a dead disk?  I pulled it from the PC and installed it in an external enclosure and tried a couple different pc's with Windows and 1 with Linux and nothing.     

A:Hard drive crashed and have no recovery disk

From the specifications for her notebook:HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery media for, your PC.; HP Launch Box: Group key apps in the taskbar for fast launch and customize your own. It was delivered from the factory with the ability to create recovery media. Unfortunately, she did not create any or forgot to do it. HP does not provide downloadable recovery media. If the hard disk crashed, recovery solutions are usually quite specialized and expensive. The cost of professional recovery would exceed the value of her notebook from even when it was a new product in the box. Normally, I would suggest using Computersurgeons.com. Unfortunately, they do not sell recovery media for her notebook. Because the notebook is past the three-year release to market point, HP no longer sells or stocks recovery media for her notebook. If the twenty-five character license key for the operating system is still visible on the Microsoft certificate of authenticity, you may be able to use a downloadable ISO from Microsoft to reinstall Windows 7. Use the following Microsoft link.Use the following Microsoft link.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 Recovering files from a crashed disk:Take a read of the following article. There is no success guarantee. That is why I have a NAS on my home network for the three of us.http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/how-to/a3086/hard-drive-recovery/

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My Windows 10 OS crashed and unfortunately I do not have a recovery disk. I have a series of problems which is explained as follows. 1) Windows 10 crashed and I do not have a recovery disk. 2) None of the built-in recovery options are working. 3) The computer is a Lenovo All-in-one system. This system has a bios problem which prevents me from booting through USB. This has been acknowledged by Lenovo. They asked me to update the BIOS. But to update the BIOS i have to boot through USB since it doesn't have an optical drive.  4) I removed the Hard-Disk and inserted it to laptop thinking of reinstalling the OS. 5) But I don't have CD key since it was pre-installed OS. 6) I contacted Lenovo for support & CD key. They are saying they don't support OS issues. When I insisted for Windows key they are asking me to contact Microsoft. 7) I contacted Microsoft, they are asking me to contact system manufacturer. Please help me in resolving this issue.

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my notebook pc hard drive crashed. recovery software was previously backed up on a seperate hd NOT cd or dvd. how do i use backup hd to load it on new hd i put in my notebook pc. I also use my backup  hard drive for backups for my personal software.

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Cannot find a way to extract valid bios file to place it in a usb stick for bios recovery using Fn+Esc Meythod.After BIOS_Acer_2.30_A_A extraction I get:ZRQ_230.exe.After ZRQ_230.exe extraction I get :Ding.wavFlsHook.exeFlsHookDll.dllFWUpdLcl.exeInsydeFlash.exeiscflash.dlliscflash.sysiscflashx64.sysplatform.inixerces-c_2_7.dll How can I get .fd bios file ?  

A:Aspire V5-473 Crashed Bios Recovery - Cannot extra...

You pretty much can't. I have extracted everything that can be extracted in a Insyde/Phoenix hybrid bios and found no .fd, .ROM, .BIN, or .WPH.

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I have a laptop with a hard drive that crashed. There was no recovery disk made nor do I have the installation windows vista CD. Laptop is at least 2years old. how do I go about reinstalling the new hard drive? Will HP Support provide me a free installation disk?

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A:Laptop Hard Drive CRASHED but no recovery disk

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1.A friend of mine was loading SP2 and it froze.
2.Shut down/turned back on went in to an auto "restore"
3. stopped it, shut down
4.turned back on, no splash screen, nothing
5. called tech support, tried restore disks, nothing
6. told her to buy another computer, nothing could be done!!!
Can I take her hd, and slave it to my HP win XP home, recover information, and then, somehow recover her drive without the OEM version of Win XP home?
Appreciate any help.
Regards,
Vidman

A:emachine win xp home crashed, recovery disks do not work

Drive itself should still be good. You will probably be able to recover the data (not certain, but probably) if you slave it to another PC. The data folders (those that contain pictures/music ect.) should still be intact. Program data associated with applications may be questionable depending on state of the OS that the failed upgrade left XP in.

Afterwards you can put the drive back in her PC and using a OEM copy of XP do a fresh install if you want.
Charlie

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Hi,

The other day our computer crashed, not sure why/how, though the tech guy we just paid to fix it said we could not access any of the old files cos they are all gone/corrupt and gave us a CD of what he could get...it was a few files that were basically nothing...though today using a demo of RestorerPro2000 v3 all old files seem to be there an accessible...family photos, uni assignments, all the rest are able to be previewed using the software, though it is a demo and will not restore them.

I am wondering if anyone can recommend some freeware that does as good a job as RestorerPRO as I am a student and just forked out $100 for this to be fixed, though it apparently wasn't, and the guy wants another $150 to go in and restore the files...but if restorer2000 pro can do it for $60, i'll just do that, but if there is a cheaper/free option...PLEASE let me know... my budget begs you!!

Thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Shane
 

A:Data recovery help needed- drive crashed but files still there.

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I replaced my failing hard drive, inserted the 1st recovery disc. I get some blury gray and black line about 1/2 across the lower part of the window. After a while the recovery management window will open. Howevery it allows me but one option, EXIT, and I can not go any further in recovering windows 7 on that computer. Can anybody help guide me to a solution. Or do I have to buy an new Windows 7?










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A:My hard drive crashed, Gateway Recovery Management...

Good morning everybody. I am happy to say that the recovery disc's are just fine. I installed another hard drive into that computer. I ran one at a time and tried to run the recovery disc's. The old one that I tried for the last few days to get to boot, still would not boot. So I unplugged that one and ran the recovery disc's It went right to work installing Windows, and the Gateway information.I guess someplace along the line I corrupted both of the old hard drives. Maybe when I tried using Hiten's BootCD to try and format the hard drives and start over. But that is after I had so much trouble with them. So needless to say. I will stay away from that boot disc for sure. Besides Many of the programs on it say they would not work, or has nothing in them...For sure I will keep the links that you all provided for future reference. Now I guess I should open a new thread if I can't find how to check the hardware to see if anything is failing, or bad. I also want to now if there is a way to check my external hard drives to see if the are corrupted in some way. Also is there a way to restore at least the last hard drive and or check those two hard drives for trouble.Thanks again to all of you for putting up with me and my nonsense.












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Hard drive crashed, out of warranty, purchased a new Western Digital 1tb Drive, want to purchase (buy) a set of recovery media for my computer and Windows 7 OS. Note....I want to PURCHSE it 

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Hello, when I first tried to make recovery disks using an external burner, it crashed midway. Unfortunately the software did not recognize this. I would like to make a USB or try again with DVD's. What do I do?

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I replaced my failing hard drive, inserted the 1st recovery disc. I get some blury gray and black line about 1/2 across the lower part of the window. After a while the recovery management window will open. Howevery it allows me but one option, EXIT, and I can not go any further in recovering windows 7 on that computer. Can anybody help guide me to a solution. Or do I have to buy an new Windows 7?











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A:My hard drive crashed, Gateway Recovery Management...

Good morning everybody. I am happy to say that the recovery disc's are just fine. I installed another hard drive into that computer. I ran one at a time and tried to run the recovery disc's. The old one that I tried for the last few days to get to boot, still would not boot. So I unplugged that one and ran the recovery disc's It went right to work installing Windows, and the Gateway information.I guess someplace along the line I corrupted both of the old hard drives. Maybe when I tried using Hiten's BootCD to try and format the hard drives and start over. But that is after I had so much trouble with them. So needless to say. I will stay away from that boot disc for sure. Besides Many of the programs on it say they would not work, or has nothing in them...For sure I will keep the links that you all provided for future reference. Now I guess I should open a new thread if I can't find how to check the hardware to see if anything is failing, or bad. I also want to now if there is a way to check my external hard drives to see if the are corrupted in some way. Also is there a way to restore at least the last hard drive and or check those two hard drives for trouble.Thanks again to all of you for putting up with me and my nonsense.













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-double posted-

sorry! Thought the other one didn't post!
 

A:Solved: private document recovery from crashed XP install

closing thread, please continue in here.
 

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Hello. I am a special ed teacher.  The hard drive on my school owned Thinkpad just crashed, for no apparent reason and with no warning.  It won't even boot up.There is data that I really need to retrieve! The school district doesn't do recovery and I can't take it anywhere because of confidentiality. One piece of information...it doesn't have a cd driver. Thanks  so much!

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This laptop crashed over a month ago. I was told it needed a recovery disk since it would say it was loading windows files, and starting windows. But then it goes to an empty desktop screen and does nothing. I got the recovery disk in the mail today, I put it in and it does nothing! Anyone know what could be the problem?

A:Asus Laptop K53E Crashed, Recovery Disk NOT Working

Are you booting from the disc? If your laptop won't boot from it and keeps going to Windows instead, you'll have to go into your BIOS and edit the boot order so the CD/DVD drive comes first.

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Problem: I suspect my external hard drive is old/worn out.

Symptoms: Device manager recognizes it as a USB device under Hard Disk, but disk management calls it unknown and not initialized.
No drive letter is shown under my computer. When I plug in the hard drive I would hear it spinning up and than quickly down, than spinning up again and going back down until it finally just idles.

Goal: Try to recover my jpgs, doc, and txt files.

Specs: FantomDrives 500GB 3.5'' model number TFD500U16 (had it for about a year and a half now)
It had an NTFS partition and no special software was used to maintain the external hard drive, nor was an operating system installed on it. Just basic files.
if it matters, My computer is a windows Vista home basic on a acer aspire 3050 laptop.

How it happened: just before I left for work, i had things downloaded STRAIGHT to the hard drive. When I get home, it seems someone in the household unplugged everything to move the laptop. Since than the drive has crashed. However, even before this I noticed strange behavior like it would just stop being recognized as a hard drive in the middle of copying a 30GB file, but at that time it was on a mac so I assumed it may have just been operating system differences with the NTFS partition.

Self Attempts: I've tried the drive on multiple computers as well as on macs. No new drive appears.
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A:External hard drive crashed, anyway data recovery program?

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