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System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Q: System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop?? Then it stalls in never never land. When I boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc. Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success. So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system. Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1. When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted the restore to restore point!

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Preferred Solution: System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

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.)

A: System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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Okay, well basically I got my desktop back from repairs about a week ago, they had replaced my faulty hard-drive and in the process got rid of the Acer eRecovery management partition that was built into my hard-drive.

Now, I was wondering whether or not it was worth either buying another restore disk (?50!) or just torrenting (Sorry if this isn't allowed mentioning this here) an Operating System. (Windows 7)

Also, I want to know whether or not the restore disk would replace an Operating System on my hard-drive or not.

Please help me out guys!

A:Restore/Recovery disk issues.

Hi and welcome to TSF buying a disc is the safest option and should work with the new hdd,never use the other method as it will always lead to trouble these files are usually a malware nightmare

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all system restore points are gone..I try recovery disk and a box appears and says i can't do that.. then a box appears with only an a prompt appears.. I click start then help and support and a box appears saying it can't find HELPCTR.EXE BUT it has a single quote mark on front and back.. I would be thankful for any ideas

A:something took over I can't use recovery disk or system restore

I am moving this to Am I Infected for now
Are you able to run Windows? What applications? Can you get online?

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I've created a recovery disk using the built-in recovery disk generator and selected the option to copy the contents from the OEM recovery partition. This is not a "normal" system image, which creates an image of the current C drive.

1. Will booting from this recovery drive followed by a restore will restore back to factory conditions?

2. Is is possible to restore back onto a re-sized system partition? Or, is it necessary to re-create the recovery disk *after* the re-size of the system partition? Or, is there something specific on the OEM recovery partition which states it *must* be restored to the partition size the way it shipped?

Thanks.

A:W8-created recovery disk restore back to resized system?

What computer are you using?

1. Unfortunately, I have never tried what you mention. But, I think the answer would have to be yes.

2. I am not sure how the recovery disc generator works. But, I guess that it would create a recovery disk that would work after resizing (I assume you are talking about shrinking). I guess the unallocated space created by shrinking would be allowed for somehow, but definitely don't know. And, what would happen if a dual boot of, say, another Win8 had been installed in the unallocated space?

Not exactly what you are thinking about, but consider using this tutorial after resizing the system partition (before or after installing software): Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image.

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

A:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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Hello,

I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

A:Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Help please.....

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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

A:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

A:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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B]FYI: [/B] I have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and forget things easily (an explanation)

Problem:
Boyfriend made change to Internet settings and now the Internet shows connected but pages wont load on His PC-xp.
Error says something about IP Dns isn't enabled or something.
Then when I looked at his PC I discovered he had no anti-virus running @#$%^&* AND
of course the Desktop was scrambled with garble. His PC has needed to be restored for a long time.

Now My HP Pavillion laptop (Vista Ultimate) will not connect to the internet using wireless since he made changes,but it WILL wired.

Question
Would still like to know what he possibly may have done??
Again it said something RE: IP & dns. I manually re-entered & still same error. I think it was disabled somewhere. ???
RE: How to Restore PC-running XP with Recovery Disk
I have forgotten How To use recovery disk.
I have forgotten how to back-up on XP(I use Vista)

Vickielynn
 

A:Restore PC- XP with Recovery Disk?

Boyfriend made change to Internet settingsClick to expand...

Do you know if this was changed on PC or router

can you post details of how connected
make model of equipment - Modem/Router etc

Now My HP Pavillion laptop (Vista Ultimate) will not connect to the internet using wireless since he made changes,Click to expand...

Where did he make these changes - in the router or on your PC

I would start by logging into the router and looking at all the wireless settings, if it has encryption enabled and what the key is
also see if DHCp is set up

Post an IPCONFIG /ALL here for both machines -

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

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FYI: I have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and forget things easily (an explanation)
Problem:
Boyfriend made change to Internet settings and now the Internet shows connected but pages wont load on His PC-xp.
Error says something about IP Dns isn't enabled or something.
Then when I looked at his PC I discovered he had no anti-virus running @#$%^&* AND
of course the Desktop was scrambled with garble. His PC has needed to be restored for a long time.

Now My HP Pavillion laptop (Vista Ultimate) will not connect to the internet using wireless since he made changes,but it WILL wired.

Question
Would still like to know what he possibly may have done??
Again it said something RE: IP & dns. I manually re-entered & still same error. I think it was disabled somewhere. ???
RE: How to Restore PC-running XP with Recovery Disk
I have forgotten How To use recovery disk.
I have forgotten how to back-up on XP(I use Vista)
 

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I hope someone can help! I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. It was riddled from a trojan. I decided to do a clean restore. I have deleted the partition to get rid of everything. Windows XP recovery disk goes through all the way up until 3 or 5 minutes left to finish and shuts down. It restarts to a screne that says to hit F12 for boot menu or F2 for setup. It will not completely load! Any ideas?

A:Restore disk will not recovery windows xp

Welcome to TSF

Boot to the cd again and start over, possibly a bad install.


Quote:




It restarts to a screne that says to hit F12 for boot menu or F2 for setup. It will not completely load!




Do not press any key at this point, let it load.

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I just purchased a new Acer laptop that came with Vista Home Premium loaded & absolutely no disks. I do understand that this is now the norm.

How do I go about creating a CD that I can use to restore or reformat the hard drive when the time comes (as it usually does)? I don't want to put too muck stuff on this computer prior to making the restore disk(s).

Please advise or point me in the right direction.

TIA for any assistance!

Mark
 

A:Creating a Recovery / Restore disk

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Can I purchase or download a complete set of disks to return my beloved NC8430 to it's factory default. The hard disk has been over written and f11 does not work.











Solved!
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A:HP compaq nc8430 Windows XP Recovery Restore Disk

Hi, HP don't supply Recovery Discs for machines built before 2006, however your Recovery Discs are available from the site on the link below - there are Two version of XP listed, so you need to make sure you order the version your notebook came with. http://www.computersurgeons.com/SearchProducts.aspx?sbt=+513n+&bkm=Results#Results Regards, DP-K

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hi,

I hv hp desktop pc and i m running win xp. currently there is serious virus attack on my PC and i want to recover the windows through recovery partition on my hard drive.

the issue is that recovering may cause the other partitions i hv made in the hard drive to vanish and that recovery make all the partitions into one big partition drive C which is the factory setting ( 140 Gb C and 10 GB recovery disk D ) i partitioned C into D and E.

when i start recovery the setup gives several options which r

perform a system recovery
perform a system recovery (Destructive recovery i.e factory settings)

obviously 2 choice is not good as it will destroy the partitions i hv made alongwith the data.

I want to ask whether i can do it with 1st option without losing my partitions.....?

Anyone who can help me.......
thanks alot..........

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Hi guy's I'm using a gateway FX 6831, windows 7 home premium with a failing harddrive so I recently bought a new one that I'm going to use to clone the first. So I wanted to use a rescue disk I created with Hiren's on a USB stick to do the job. I used to use it with this computer and some others with no problems. (I tested it today with another pc and it worked perfectly.) Now everytime I try to boot it up with my failing computer it gives me this message during bootup "remove disk or other media press any key to restart" I tried removing everything that was connected to the computer except for that one USB and it still gives me that message. If I remove the USB itself and press a key it continues to boot into windows instead. Any help would be very appreciated, thank you!

A:Issues when trying to boot from a USB recovery disk.

I am no expert so usual caveats, but I have had fairly similar issues. Have you tried the stick in a USB2 port? I don't think Windows 7 natively loads USB3 drivers at boot up from most recovery discs / sticks. Can you get to a point where it asks if you want to install any drivers? I always find a repair CD is more robust, I never have much luck with USB stuff.

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My Windows 7 laptop dell home premium, I tried to install Windows 10 and it failed. It got stuck during the installation after I restarted it, the installation won't continue it will be stuck in the loading screen. I don't know how to fix this problem. I don't have a recovery disk for it. Please help.

A:No recovery disk unable to restore back to factory settings.

Power down and then power up and press [F12] and run the preboot diagnostics.
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/f12-preboot-diagnostics/
Then follow the instructions here to recovery your data onto an external hard drive:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/data-recovery-using-fedora/
If the diagnostics pass, follow the instructions here to Download a Windows 10 TH2 .iso and clean install:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr

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Hello, I have removed my DVD from my lenovo ideapad z475 notebook to be able to install an internal hard drive.The original hard drive (750GB) install it in the bay where the DVD was, where the 750GB hard drive was, I installed a 120GB SSD disk.
Windows works normally, I have all the factory partitions on my 750GB disk, I created the restore disks without any problems using onekey recovery, the problem is that when I try to do the restoration on my new SSD disk this tells me that the Partitions are not correct (I guess it's because it's a different hard drive) How can I do an operating system restore on the new hard drive (SSD)?
 
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Please let me know if you have any ideas:

I have an Acer Netbook and it got infected with a nasty virus that when I would turn it on I would get a black screen with a white blinking cursor in the upper left corner. I ordered the recovery disks from the acer website but when I am prompted to put in recovery disk 1, I do and it keeps ejecting itself.

I would just call acer tech support butI always hear that they are no help. Any suggestions would be a great help(since I am far too broke to buy a new computer), and if I have to I guess I'll call Acer.
 

A:Acer Netbook-Recovery Disk Issues

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I purchase System Recovery software, close to a year ago. I nstall the software to a 512GB SSD, with all 296 updates. Then create a sytem image backup to a external drive.  Well I'm having annoying update issues. When I do a factory recover on a standard hard. Windows updates just does not work correctly. I try to do a clean install with Windows 8.1 ISO from mediacreationtool.exe but, it ask for product key code. I went to this web site for windows user: www.eightforums.com. Found on how get my OS information and got a odd easter egg. Is this verison of OS for surface laptop and ARM devices. Could this verison case issues with Windows 10 upgrade 

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How do I order a system recovery disk for a Z200 workstation?

A:system recovery disk

Hi: In the USA/Canada, call this number... 1-800-334-5144. Have the serial number of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. All other countries, you will have to call the HP business support phone number for the country you live in. Here is an old HP business support phone listing I have from 6 years ago... http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/desktop/business_desktops/6005us_332630_007.pdf 

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Purchased a Presario SR1220nx two months ago. It came with a 'System Recovery Disk".(SRD) Is this all I would need incase of a complete software problem to get back in operation again or should I be copying some additional OS files to a CD ?? What are the disadvantages of the SRD and the advantages of having the WinXP software ?? Seems to me that the SRD is all that I need in case of a failure??
 

A:System Recovery Disk ??

As far as I know the SRD just caries an image of you system with it’s hardware drivers, along with all the software that came with the computer.

The OEM Windows XP CD is a dedicated OS, which allows partitioning and formatting as well as recovery capabilities.

Just my two cents

Lance.
 

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Dumb question - but feel even dumber by not being able to figure it out myself...anyway - My old system's motherboard crashed - so I bought a new core - everything was running great until my kid wanted to do a homework assignment using MS word - much to my surprise, the new system had only a trial version of MS office 2007 or something like that - I do not want to purchase new software when my old software worked fine - Am I able to use the recovery disks from the old system in the new one without completely destroying the new computer? Any help is much appreciated!

A:Recovery disk from old system

Hi and Welcome to TSF -

If your old computer did not have Office 2007 on it, be sure you save all of the Word 2007 documents in Word 2003 format. You can edit/read 2003 in 2007 but not vice-versa. 2007 files end in ".docx"; 2003 in ".doc".

I just saw your thread and don't know the answer to your question off hand, but I purchased Office 2007, but the kiddies don't always use it as many of their friends have a free just-as-good-for-school version - Here is the link for Open Office - free -

Open Office

Best Wishes. . .

jcgriff2

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HOW DO I DO A SYSTEM RECOVERY WITH NO DISK OR DRIVERS F11 WONT COME UP


PLEASE HELP

A:SYSTEM RECOVERY WITH NO DISK

If your hard drive has a recovery partition, and it sounds as if it does, try this.

Open up My Computer from your desktop.
Under Hard Disk Drives, click on the recovery partition to open it.
It should ask if you want to do a system recovery.
If so, say yes.
At this point it will either start the process or tell you to reboot.
If you have to reboot, it might automatically open up the partition.

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i got a new computer and gave my emachines T2885 Windows XP to my brother it was running great until he decided to wipe out the computer which i have done in the past with the system recovery disks that came with it and when he did this about half way thru the recovery we get a ghost.err now it won't even boot up. i have taken it to 2 gentlemen who both charged me and didn't do anything to it but 1 guy gave me a win crash cd and told me that i could get the computer back up and running with this cd. well i have no idea how to use this disk but he charged me 100.00 dollars anyway said he just didn't have the time to fix it that the disk is all i needed. well i am broke for this and still no fix for this computer. HELP!!!
 

A:Help after trying system recovery disk

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I've just bought a used laptop running XP Home. It comes with a system recovery disk. Can I use that to do a clean install of the OS so as to remove every trace of the previous owner whose name keeps popping up in folders that can't be deleted or re-named.

Thanks.
 

A:What is a system recovery disk?

Typically those set the computer back to exactly how it came from the factory.

There may be other ways of deleting all traces of the previous owner but might wind up taking more time, especially if you don't care about losing anything that is on the computer.
 

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hello, im using a sony vaio windows xp home edition
i was trying to install service pack 2 (i havent been using it but my new mp3 player required it so i had to), but during installation it gave me an error

someone told me to try it in safe mode so i cancelled the installation and as the pc was turning off, a message came up and said that the update was half done and it may screw up my computer

well that was right... now the computer just shows blue screen and shuts off by itself when the welcome screen is about to come up (im using my brother's computer right now)

i cant go into safe mode (same thing happens) so i cant do system restore
my only resort was to use the system recovery disk that came with the computer
i used it a while ago and back then it formatted everything but D drive (so it formatted c drive but everything in d drive was left alone)

i dont know what i did back then, but the recovery disk only gives me couple of options
(sorry im not writing these word by word)

first it said d drive is not accessible (for some reason... i dunno why)

1. format everything
2. format "without creating D drive" (that's what it said... without creating d drive)
2.1 delete everything in c drive and reinstall (i THINK i chose this back then, but not too sure)
2.2 delete everything in all drives and reinstall (ok, the option that led to this said "without creating the d drive so i dunno how it works)

i dont remember what i did last time to format c dri... Read more

A:system recovery disk... PLEASE HELP!!

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Appreciate any help anyone can give me here.

Turned off my PC this afternoon, with no problems that I was aware of. Turned it back on when I got home tonight. System hangs with a blank screen during normal boot. Power off and try f8 to go into safe mode - and now all of a suddon f8 brings up a boot menu with my dvd and dvd rw-drives and my hard drive, and not the advanced boot options it always did before. Cant get to safe mode, can't get to a system restore option or a command prompt or anything.

Now I'm getting a bit worried, and figure I'll break out my recovery disk. I have a cyberpower, inc. recovery dvd-rom that came with the pc - but no matter which of my drives I put it into (dvd rom or dvd-rw) and no matter which drive I boot from, the system goes to a black screen and just hangs.

I can press delete when the PC starts to enter setup, but thats my bios and there doesnt seem to be anything I can do there. f8 gets me to this dumb boot menu instead of advanced boot options (is this some kind of crazy virusb, or I am just going insane here?). No idea what to do now. Please help!

A:Vista 64 home - advanced boot menu gone, can't restore from recovery disk

Hello kad153,
When you get to the boot menu, high light the HDD your OS is on and press enter, that should bring up the options you are looking for, choose "Last Known Good Configuration".

If it still wont start follow this tutorial.

Create a Recovery Disc

Then this tutorial.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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I thought I was being clever, but I've hosed my system! I wanted to upgrade to a bigger disk. The old disk (I'll call it HD80) is an ancient 80Gb SATA I drive. The new one (HD500) is a 500MB SATA II drive. What I did was:

1. Create a partition on HD500, format it to NTFS, label it D:
2. System image backup to D:
3. Boot Puppy Linux Live USB stick
4. GParted - remove partitions on HD80, repartition, format to NTFS
5. Copy the Recovery Image folder from HD500 to HD80
6. Boot from Windows System Repair DVD
7. Try to restore the recover image to from HD80 to HD500

The recovery starts, but then fails quickly with an error "Unable to restore to backup media" error text might be slightly different from that, but I think the reason might be it's trying to recover to the drive where the recovery image is stored.

Is there any way out of this? Surely these recovery images should be portable?

A:Recovery image based disk upgrade - can't restore to backup medium

I am not quite sure what you were trying to accomplish. How did you "copy" the image in step5. Are you using Windows 7 imaging. When you repartitioned HD80 with GParted, did you remove the partition that contained the bootmgr (usually C or the system partition). That bootmgr is needed to get the recovery partition going.

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?
 

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I want the 4 recovery disk I got from HP for pro 4300 sff , run from an usb:   like installing windows from usb. I tryed everything even sardu 3.11 (automatic grub3 ...)  . Please if you know how ? I tried to put all 4 images in one directory (meaning first disk one extract to directory and then in that directory extract the other disk (2,3,4) burn it to usb-did not work. I tryed with Sardu 3.1.1   make multiple iso boot --- nothing Any other ways I can try?   Please if you know a solution let me know!   Does HP have some tool for that ? I hope someone can help me, looked all over internet : it seems I need a distro what support mounting HP recovery set disk image (and stay in memory to mount next recovery set disk????

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Hey can somone tell me how to make a system recovery disk my pc just cashed and i am trying to fix it i am on my friends pc know so if u can tell me how to make one and i am useing windows XP and i need to know to make one and put it on a flobby disk so if anyone knows how please tell me thanks.
Thanks again

A:How to make a system recovery Disk

I don't know of any floppy that will do a generic recovery of a crashed system. I think you need to be more specific as to your exact symptoms and we'll work from there.

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I am on vacation and do not have the boot recovery disk for a corrupted windows seven operating system.I have an old HP G 62?144 DX Notebook that Hewlet Packard no longer supports. My operating system will not boot so I cannot even get to the system recovery options.Is there anyone out there who has access to a recovery disk that could help me?

A:Need system recovery disk – – Windows 7

Hi: You can still order a recovery disk set from this non-HP vendor... http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-20051-windows-7-premium-professional-64b-dual-language-recovery-ki...

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I am on vacation and do not have the boot recovery disk for a corrupted windows seven operating system.I have an old HP G 62?144 DX Notebook that Hewlet Packard no longer supports. My operating system will not boot so I cannot even get to the system recovery options.Is there anyone out there who has access to a recovery disk that could help me?

A:Need system recovery disk – – Windows 7

Double, use: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Need-system-recovery-disk-Windo...

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I am trying to get a handle on how these 2 functions are related. I assume the Recovery disk would be needed if you can't boot to the computer (assume the OS needs to be present) and does the Recovery disk replace the boot files that may be damaged and then after you get booted up I assume the System Image (is that is referred to as a "backup")?? would be ran to get the computer back to the working order when the Image was taken. Assume that the Recovery disk would take place of the OS installation disk if it were not available and you couldn't just reinstall the OS and so you could load the Image.

A:Recovery Disk and System Image

Hello Jackman33,

Here's how it works on Windows 8:

Once you use the Win 7 Recovery Option to create a System Image, you have three ways to restore that image if required:

The first method is to create a Rescue Disk which is done as the last step of the System Image creation process or on demand.
The second method is to create a USB Recovery Drive on demand.
The third method is to use your original installation DVD and select the repair option.

All 3 of the above methods are invoked at boot by selecting the BIOS boot menu from the splash screen and then selecting the proper boot device (eg, DVD or USB). It is also important to note that you select the proper boot option that matches your installation configuration (UEFI or Legacy installation). So, if you want to use, let's say, the installation DVD, you might have two options that look something like this:

Boot from:
CD/DVD (Legacy)
UEFI CD/DVD

However, I would recommend that you skip all the above and make a quick migration to a free 3rd-party System Imaging software because the steps are slightly changed in Windows 8.1 and, in some rare cases, the rebranded System Imaging function doesn't even work properly.

Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

I personally use Macrium Reflect free and highly recommend it:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Good luck with your decision on this issue.

my2cents

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I attempted to order an XP home edition recovery disk from HP and when I received it I get an error message "This recovery XP disk is not for your model PC". I called HP and they stated they do not have a recovery disk for this model anymore . I asked what should I do and she told me to buy an new PC. I think that choice is unaceptable!
Anyway I asked for a refund and they said they would do that.

Never the less I am still having issue. I will explain below.

Compaq 5321SR running XP home edition.

I have ran virus software, spy software, disk defrag, HijackThis, ccleaner, attempted system restore which is not possible. I have 1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4, 1024 RAM.

Issues I am having are; I can not run system restore as stated before, I can not run msconfig (can't fine file), IE will not display links correctly (cookie issue) I uninstalled IE7 and attempted to run IE6 but still it does not operate correctly, no admin account, can not launch WMP (windows media player) unless I type mplayer2 in the run window, I can not turn on the windows firewall. I attempt turning on the firewall but then it prompts me to go to firewall setting but it has both on/off options grayed out.

I am sure I am missing some fles or they got corupt somehow.

I am now at a loss as to what to do.

If anyone would like to offer some assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

Troy
 

A:No Compaq system recovery disk available from HP

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 921 GB (827 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I do not have a windows installation disk as they are no longer included in purchase of systems. I have everything backed up using Macrium program. I also have a system repair disk which I made in Feb 2017. If I have a system failure and the OS is wiped out or corrupted or whatever, will the repair disk put it back in order or do I use the Macrium backup file for that. Thanks in advance.
 

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I am using a system recovery disk for emachines and the following appeared:

Cache size: 2,097,152 bytes

Cache size while running windows: 2,097,152 bytes

Disk Caching Status

drive read cache write cache buffering
------------------------------------------------------------
A; yes no no
B: yes no no
C: yes no -
D: yes no no

Write behind data will be committed before command prompt returns.

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What should I type?

A:Emachines System Recovery Disk

1. What is your goal by using the recovery disks?
2. Sounds like there is something wrong. Recovery disks are suppose to be simple and customer friendly. Did you choose some kind of advanced option?

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Product: Presario C751NR Notebook PC
OS: Vista Home Premium
Using Recovery Disks: System Recovery DVD Windows Vista Home Premium Disk# 466260-001

Problem:
Lap top was stuck on a black screen reporting BIOS error.
Owner's brother put a Dell's Recovery Disk into the lap top, which got the laptop to turn and function but of course the drivers were messed up.
Owner bought the HP System Recovery DVD through HP themselves.

Laptop performs recovery completely until the very end of installing the software. The Recovery Manager announces that the Recovery has Failed. The log shows everything has passed except for:
C:System.save Logs BB IMSM.log

Is there anyway of fixing this asap? We do not have the funds to take it to a professional at the moment, and the owner needs this laptop for schooling.

Please help.

A:System Recovery w/Disk Failed HELP!

Hello and welcome to the forum.

If you are able to get to the desktop then try this.

System Files - SFC Command

If errors are found then run the sfc 3 times to make repairs.

Also here is how you do a system restore.

System Recovery Options

System Restore - How to

Create a Recovery Disc

You might need to boot in safe mode and here is how.

Safe Mode

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I have a laptop that I am working on that is in need of a system recovery.I have used the partition on the hard drive to recover the system, but when I try to activate the OS, it will not activate.  It tells me to enter a new Product Key, or Buy a new one.  I have no idea what the product key is, and i am definately not buying a new product key for the laptop. Is there anyway I can download the recovery media if I provide the Serial number to someone?It is a HP Model Number 2000-2d19WM Please and Thanks for any assistance. 

A:Need system recovery disk – – Windows 8

@Peachfuz USB-Windows 8 64-bit Recovery Kit http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-2000-2d00-notebook-pc-series/5375422/model/5449995/softwar... REO

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Hi everyone I'm trying to recover a desk top with the factory Disk I ordered and It's not working.
It's an HP Pavilion a6532pc Product #KT374AAABA OEM: Vista Home Premium. It was blue screening and by the time it was brought to me it would not recover with the recovery console or the fundementals: same mode, last known good configuration etc... So I ordered the Recovery disk form HP. I got 3 disk SYSTEM RECOVERY Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.
I put in disk one and It starts the normal process WINDOWS IS LOADING FILES as the loading bar reaches 2/3 of the way the screen goes black? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: System Recovery HP Disk

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I am making system image backups on my laptop running windows 7 home preimium. I created a system recovery Disk. Each month I plan on making another system image. Do I have to make a system recovery disk each time i make a new image?

thanks
robin

A:Question about system Recovery Disk

nope

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

A:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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Hello all,  This is my son's computer.  Hard drive crashed.  I bought a new hard drive and now I need recovery discs.  HP doesn't have them available.   Ordered them from an website and they are in the wind....PayPal investigating.  Help!  

A:Recovery disc for HP 2000-369WM Notebook PC Recovery Disk Se...

Hi: According to your notebook's support and driver page, you should have been able to order a recovery disk set online directly from HP... http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-2000-300-notebook-pc-series/5145724/model/5171088/software...

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hi guys,


We have a 6 new desktops here in our office and using a windows 7 starter Operating System. Do I need to make a Recovery Disk for each desktop computers?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 System Recovery Disk

I would suggest that you do so.

You are allowed to burn 1 set of recovery discs per system manufacturer's instructions.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Can I delete / merge the Recovery Partition into the EFI System Partition?

A:Disk Management - EFI System and Recovery Partition.

As you upgrade from Windows 7 x64, NO.

But you can clean install.

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