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Error using Windows7 64-Bit recovery USB stick from HP

Q: Error using Windows7 64-Bit recovery USB stick from HP

Hi--My Pavilion G6 stopped working and the usual Windows7 recover options didn't work, so I sent away for a Windows 7 USB stick recovery kit from HP. Following the included instructions, the notebook boots up off of the recovery stick, and gets part way through the recovery process but then displays this error: "Windows cannot find 'F:\System.sav\Util\Rstone.exe' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." This was an automated process, so there could not have been a typing error. I tried the process several times, but can't get past this point. Does anyone have any advice on how to proceed? Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Error using Windows7 64-Bit recovery USB stick from HP

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During recovery - error message: "system image created using efi and this computer is using bios"

My efi bios lists:
windows boot manager with efi label
dvd ram without efi label
dvd ram with label in addition to above when win7 install dvd inserted
hdd without efi label (ntfs)

Thinking it's a boot sequence problem I tried all possible combinations as well as the probable. In some cases I get missing bootmgr of course from the HDD and the familiar "this version of windows is incompatible with the system......." The most successful attempt and the error msg "image created using efi and this uses bios" resulted from any combination which had the non efi dvd ram before the hdd

This follows a virgin install of Win7/64pro and a successful backup to an expansion drive. The original win7 drive was replaced with an identical but empty target drive.

Asus p8p67 rev 3.1 with efi bios
16 GB RAM @1600 mhz
Sandybridge 2500k
Zoltec 560ti

A:Windows7/64 Pro recovery error

Hello maxxx and welcome to Seven Forums.

Don't know if this will be much help but which system imaging tool did you use? There have been reports that the native Windows 7 imaging tool can be kinda useless at times if that's the one you used. Other recommendations include Macrium free, Paragon Backup free, and EaseUS Todo Backup free.

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Greetings:
My computer froze during an update, upon restarting the computer I now I have a endless loop error.    A black screen appears with the following message.
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2. Choose your language settings and click next.
3. Click "repair your computer"
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Windows\system32\config\system\
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."
 
The computer is a gateway zx6971-ub10p, No windows installation disc was included,
(I had previously made one but am unable to find it, also don't have the box/packaging anymore). I do not care about recovery anything on the computer, I just need to get the computer working again for school.  
Windows Memory Diagnostic found no problems, Various Safe Modes, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally,etc... do nothing. 
Was going to try http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery but I don't even know my 25 character product key, no warranty from Gateway now, and no $ to take this thing somewhere.  
 
Is this computer toast?!?    
 
If anyone could help me out I would be so grateful!!!

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop(Windows7), Help Please !

Looks like the computer can't find the registry:

 
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

Several different things could cause this.  Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
I suspect the hard drive, so be sure to run that test.  Also, run the MemTest86+ as I don't trust the results of the Windows Memory Diagnostic
 
Does the computer have a Windows sticker affixed to it?  If so, that'll contain the Windows Product Key

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Hello,

Yesterday morning when I turned on my laptop, I got the "BOOTMGR missing error". My laptop was working with no problems till the night before, so I don't know what happened. Anyway, I tried everything recommend on this forum and elsewhere to fix the problem. But nothing seems to work.

Since I don't have any important stuff on the laptop, I don't mind reinstalling Windows 7 if that would solve the issue. But I don't have a windows 7 installation CD. I have a Samsung R540 which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I went to the Microsoft recovery centre and tried to validate my windows product key but it is not validating.. Is this because my Windows is pre-installed?

Also from the command prompt I can see that I have a recovery partition. When I start the laptop, it says "press F2 for setup and F4 for recovery." But while F2 takes me to the BIOS screen, F4 doesn't do anything. While searching online, someone suggested that the recovery partition must be made active. So I went to command prompt and made it active and tried again. But it has made no difference.

So now I don't what else to do.. I don't really care about any data. I just want the laptop to work.. Is there no hope for me?? I would really appreciate any help
Thanks in advance

A:How to access recovery partition to reinstall Windows7?(BOOTMGR error)

Hi Anna,
have a read of this tutorial.
Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Roy

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Got my grand-niece a Dell ChromeBook for Christmas a year ago - no problems at all.
Her grandmother bought a Dell ChromeBook a few months ago and today she got the "Chrome OS is missing or damaged ..." screen.  
I followed the instructions and created a recovery drive (using my MacBook) and after a few seconds I see "An unexpected error has occurred..."
Looks like she has warranty coverage on it, does it look like a hardware problem?  Anything else I can try?  
Going to make another recovery drive using a different brand of USB and creating it on my wife's Windows 10 laptop - just in case...

A:Chrome OS is missing or damaged - recovery USB stick resulted in: An unexpected error has occurred

I have found out that my Dell Chromebook will do this if I let the battery completely drain. The resolution is to plug it into the a/c adapter and then subsequent ally continue to reboot it about 30 times until it will boot up. Then once it boots up let it charge and it will not do it again unless I let the battery complete drain. The laptop does go into sleep mode when it is low on power if left on, but I have found this to happen when I completely drain the battery. It must be a glitch in the OS for every time I have done this I have been successful in restoring the laptop.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294853 MB, Free - 237438 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5380 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YP950, , .J6NHWG1.CN4864386C1101.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

I have a Lexar Twist and Turn memory stick that will not open or load to Windows7 Ultimate. It tries to load driver but will not load successfully. When I try to find a driver it says none are available. Lexar and Microsoft both say that the Lexar Twist and Turn is compatible and should load and run when plugged in.
 

A:Windows7 Ultimate does not have a driver for memory stick

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I have the 3 Recovery DVD's for my Acer Aspire 8530G (the original hard disk has been replaced, so there is no longer the option to create any new DVD's from Acer Recovery programm).I want to make a Recovery USB stick from their contents, that can run the same recovery installation (or factory reset) like the DVD's do.Is there a way to do this?  

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So I tried to Reinstall Windows7 of the recovery CD, that came wiht my computer. Apparently its stuck on the "Installing Dritek Launch Manager(acer)"
6/32 for most then 2 hours. any ideas at whats going on?

A:Windows7? recovery?

Do you have an Acer computer? Your profile shows you running Vista? Is this Reinstall Disc for 7 for this computer? Pull the disc out and clean it of any smudges or fingerprints. And try it again. What Is Dritek Launch Manager? | eHow.com

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I reset my laptop to factory settings by using a USB stick which I prepared before.
But some days ago before recovery I used that USB for storing some of my files and I didn't delete them. I mean I had copied some personal folders into the recovery USB stick before and didn't delete them and did a PC reset with that USB.

The installation was ok. I'm sometimes having issues such as screen is freezing ect. This is a new laptop and many driver issues ect.
I'm not sure if these are related to extra folders in recovery USB.

My question is, when performing a recovery from USB or DVD; if there are some other unrelated files or folders in that media(USB or DVD) does it matter?

A:Resetting PC from a USB recovery stick

No it does not matter.. Unless you over-wrote on existing file in an existing recover folder

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I'd like to make a USB system recovery/repair disk.  They seem to be faster than the CDs, and more reliable (less easily damaged). I haven't gotten it working yet.   I've got a working recovery CD, and I've tried various recipes to make the USB disk.  I can get the USB stick to boot, but as soon as you check the the language optionin the booted recovery system, a window pops up that says thisrecovery disk is not for the version of Windows you are tryingto repair. Has anyone been more successful with this and know what the right preparation method is? Thanks, ==mwh

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CHANGED THE HARD DISK AND NEED TO REINSTALL WINDOW7, HOW CAN i GET THE RECOVERY DISK?

A:LOOKING FOR RECOVERY DISK TO REINSTALL WINDOWS7

HP will not have them any more. You can go to a third party site like  http://computersurgeons.com/ There are also still some "mirror" links to Windows 7 OEM images Microsoft USED To make available.  Post back with any more questions. I hestitate to post all the options since I don't know what you are willing and able to do. Was the laptop ever upgraded to Windows 10? If so reinstall is MUCH easier. 

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windows 7-64-bit Computer cpu &Everthing 64-bit ( and 32-Bit Format have's got) 950 GB HDD Sata  
 On the last computer,  Backup $MFT tar.gz type,Backup $MFT Gzip type,Backup $MFT zip type,Backup $MFT ?so type,Backup $MFT Rar type,Backup $MFT 7-Zip Type,....And Fat32 data recover& warning "Not Enough Disk Space low Memory" PartedMagicLiveCd
Boot(Ubuntu Boot)  Latest computer, broke before's
Wipe HDD No Registry Change,,7-Zip,HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, Zip Commands,Multimedia Formats ,ActiveXplugin and Negative Cleaner ActiveXplugin And Won't Boot Computer,,...  And Windows Application Data Recovery(Because Other's Ubuntu Application Data Recovery
Testdisk&PhotoRec)  Windows TestDisk&PhotoRec    Warning "Not Enough Disk Space  

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Hey guys,

I'd like to sell my laptop but i first want to restore the laptop to erase all my stuff.

My laptop is a HP pavilion dv7 2040eb, originaly bought with Vista on it together with a code which gave me the opportunity to upgrade to Windows7 with a reduction in price. So i have W7 running at this moment.

When I open up the 'Recovery Manager' of HP it tells me that it's meant for Windows Vista and that there is a slight chance that certain apps and drivers won't work no more... (so i didn't go on with the recovery)

Also I made a set of Recovery Disks whit the 'Recovery Manager' while i was running Windows7. But now i don't know if my computer burned Windows7 on the disks or Vista :s

I'm just worried because the factory setting was Vista, but i replaced it with Windows7 and I'm not smart enough to see which software i burned on the disk

I realy want to put W7 back on it because it's much better than Vista...

Hope you guys can help me!!
Greetings and thanks in advance!

A:HP pavilion dv7 vista/windows7 recovery

Follow these steps here. >>>>> HP Notebook PCs - Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - c00809678 - HP Business Support Center

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Hello!Is it  possibile  to recover BIOS on Stick 300 after failure during update to latest BIOS version under Windows?(it hanged on screen Dont Power off.....)Now on power on it switches on a blue LED on stick  for a 3-4 seconds. And I see some activity with flash in USB port - Led on flash is blinking for a few seconds. But no video  signal on HDMA and not responding to keyboard.Is it possible to boot from USB and recover BIOS or any other way? Thanks.Alex.

A:Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

Hi, I also have this question as the BIOS on my stick was Version 8 and I tried to update it with the version 7 which was provided by the support page. As the flash software doesn't prevent updating older BIOS via newer BIOS it flashed the BIOS and now I get "No Boot Device found" when starting the stick. Thanks Jan

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I've never been able to create a USB stick that is bootable - to load Acronis for example.
Am I doing something wrong? Why isn't this really straight forward to do?
I read things like having to adjust BIOS and not all motherboards support loading from a USB??

AND... is it possible to store an image on a USB stick...
Then... bootup from USB stick (assuming I can figure this out)...
And then restore from this image?

Thanks.
 

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Hi,Windows os was crashed, even my recovery drive also got erased unfortunately. So I have to buy recovery USB stick or dvd. May I know the price of os recovery USB stick and where to buy in chennai india. Please post me authorised service dealer in India chennsi

A:Price of hp recovery USB stick and where to buy in chennai i...

Hi,It costs $60 approximatelySee this: http://www8.hp.com/in/en/support-drivers/contact-centers/commercial/south.htmlYou can alternatively clean install Windows 8.1 if you desire, by creating bootable installation USB using Microsoft Windows media creation tool.RegardsVisruth

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My memory stick is fairly new, but just decided to die today. Am I at a total loss or are there some tricks for recovery??? Basically it is not physically broken or damaged in any way, but when I plug it in to the USB, the computer won't pick it up and the stick doesn't light up like it used to. Are there any tips or tricks out there??? Thanks!!!
 

A:Memory Stick Recovery Tricks????

First off, have you tried it on another computer? If not, try that.
 

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hi
 
I have a laptop (msi-GT72-2QD) with windows 8.1 (preinstalled). Some days ago
i created a (small) USB-recovery-drive with 256 MB.  Now i want to use the second
option and crate a "large" recovery drive: in this case W8.1 will also copy
the recovery partition to the stick.
See tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-usb-recovery-drive-in-windows-8/
 
I tried to create the large stick, but:
the creation-wizard on this laptop wanted from me a USB-stick with minimum 32 GB capacity.
The problem is: windows is unable to format more than 32GB with FAT32. So (i guess) 
i will need an extra tool to format the stick with FAT32 before the wizard can use the stick.
The second posibility is: the creation-wizard is able to format more than 32GB with FAT32.
 
Should i now just buy a stick with 64GB (maybe more ?) and the wizard will format
it with FAT32 and create the recovery drive?  Or should i look for a FAT32-tool first?
 
thx a lot and see yahhhhh......!!
 
LASERzzzzz....     ........live from EUROPE.....

A:W8.1 recovery drive: USB-stick (64 GB) and FAT32...

Something is wrong.  To copy the recovery partition when making a Recovery Drive, you need a 16 GB flash drive.  I have never heard of the wizard asking for a 32 GB flash drive.  Could you post a screenshot of the wizard showing where it asks for a 32 GB drive?

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I am looking to buy a stick with the recovery media, but the Toshiba website that I get sent to from the official Toshiba website never loads for me. Anyone have had problems or know a better URL?

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/

Thanks!

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Hi,

I have a TOSHIBA 8GB. I had much important project data on it and I did the most terrible mistake of my life not to back it up when all my other HDD datas are double if not triple backedup!

It was working fine till late night, till in the morning, when I plugged it on my computer it told me it sholud be formatted first. The drive letter doesn't show up on My computer nor in My devices! I tried using the EaseUS Data Recovery sample version but it too cant detect the drive.

I went through the flash drive data recovery procedure in this forum but I do not understand that if I format the drive the data will be gone, Again! I do not have a backup to copy it again. I dont want to recover using the drive but just the data! Please please please help someone, if such a thing is possible. Its almost 3 months of my hard work!

An update. Now its appearing as Removable disk on my computer and if I click on it, its saying insert disk into drive F ! If I try exploring it, the format option is appearing! Please please help. I need the data.
 

A:Memory stick data recovery

Please help
 

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How can I make a windows 7 recovery boot stick for netbooks, that will work? I'm aware that they have a built-in recovery system....but sometimes you need one. Any help appreciated.

A:windows 7 recovery stick for netbooks

This link should be helpful

Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive

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Hi folks

A friend of mine has a Acer mini PC which doesn't have a DVD drive only USB ports. It occurred to me that if things went wrong it would be difficult to troubleshoot. I would like to create a recovery dick on a USB Stick. Windows will only create to a DVD drive. It would be for Windows 7 Home Premium.

Apologies if this has be posted before...

Martyn

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I have this old sony 128mb memory stick from a digital camera that I dug up. Is there a way to recover some deleted old pictures from it?

A:Memory stick data recovery

What kind of memory is it, and what kind of digital camera?
Some software can recover from flash memory, though I personally don't know what's good or not.

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Hi community.After making a mess of a previous factory reset atempt and wiping the the HP recovery drive and tools drive I have obtained a recovery stick from HP (F9A59AV#UUF) and I am teriffied of messing everything up again so I am asking for help before going any further.I have inserted the drive and it opens in Windows file explorer and ran 8.1 setup, checked for updates but could only get as far as"windows has failed to determine supported install choices" setup failed.What do I do next please?

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I'm having problem's with an install which I think is due to issues with the DVD. I had to load win7 on a USB stick in order to get it to be found by the laptop. I have performed a clean install but now that I'm trying to utilize the recovery disks I get into same issue of the laptop cannot find them in the DVD drive. so I'm thinking, can I place the four recovery disks on the USB stick and
retry.

Update: I'm letting go of this idea. I did manage to finally muddle through and performed a Clean install, which left me with having to download from Acer, Ethernet and wireless drivers onto my desktop PC then transfer to the laptop. All seems well!

A:Are the 4 Recovery Disk In ISO format, can they run from USB stick?

This almost never works unless you make the Recovery media in USB format to begin with. For example you can write the Recovery disk ISO to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive but it only works rarely. If it does however for the first disk, then you can write each subsequent disk as it is requested in the same way and it should complete.

What is the problem with the disks not being recognized? Sometimes what works is booting the Win7 DVD or REpair CD to wipe the HD first from its Command Line with Diskpart Clean Command.

Since a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 is much superior install, perhaps we could help you resolve any issues you have with it since it is a specialty of these forums where we have helped countless thousands get perfect Clean Reinstalls.

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I have a USB Recovery Stick from Dell to reinstall the software that originally came on my laptop, including Win 7 Home Premium.  
1) If I upgrade to Win 10, will the Recovery Stick still work?  
2) Would I need to create new Win 10 recovery files?
Any help you can give would be appreciated,
Richard

A:Will Recovery Stick Win 7 work after upgrade to Win 10?

 RWH5757
The USB key will only install the Operating System that is installed on the key, Which is Windows 7 Home Premium. It will not reinstall Windows 10.  When you upgrade to Windows 10 you would need to download Dell Backup and Recovery software from the link below.
Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR) is no longer available after upgrading from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number. Click my name in blue then on the next page click where it says send private message

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Hi,
 
I've had some problems with my computer and am consdering wiping out my hard drive and reinstalling Windows 7. The problem is: I don't have a windows cd to boot it from. My friend doesn't have one either, but he has his recovery disk. We both have Sager laptops but differing models. I was wondering if I could use his recovery disk just to reinstall windows using the microsoft product key under my laptop. Will doing this just give me the drivers that are compatible with his hardware and I can just remove them? I've downloaded my hardware drivers onto an external hard drive and was wondering if i could just load up a clean win7 os that way.
 
Thanks for your time!

A:reinstall windows7 using friend's recovery disk

Well...you need to understand just what recovery disks are.
 
They may rely on files which are on a hidden partition on the system's hard drive which was originally installed...they may not.
 
If the system is not the exact same model...using recovery dsiks from a different system is just an invitation to more frustration.  If you look at those retailers selling "recovery disks", you will see that they definitely are system specific...there is no general reovery disks which can be applied to different system models.
 
I also imagine that using someone else's disks...will result in the Windows license applicable to the disks used on another system...will show up on that list which Microsoft maintains for known compromised license keys.
 
Louis

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I got a Lenovo X201 on Friday and on Saturday I set about backing up the recovery partition onto a usb stick. I inserted an 8gb usb stick and let it do it's thing.  After plugging the stick into the machine and trying to boot from it to test it works I got a message saying No Windows, or in other word the usb stick was not bootable. After reading some forum messages one suggestion was the stick had to be formatted in fat32.  Fortunately I didn't just format it and try again as when I went back into the recovery partition backup software it gave me a rude message saying you have done a backup once so you are not allowed to do it again. To me this seems quite pointless as I cannot see for what purpose I would want to use the Lenovo recovery partition other than on my computer but I assume it is something to do with a licensing restriction. In any event after quite a substantial bit of my reading, of which there was nothing really on point, I stumbled across this thread and the message by the_solutor: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X100e-Make-bootable-usb-stick-of-recovery-CD/t... It correctly gave me the idea of using the Windows 7 bootable usb creator http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool to create a bootable usb, delete all files from it apart from the couple of boot files in the root then copy over to it the files the Lenovo partition backup program put on my other usb stick.  After doing this I am t... Read more

A:Making a usb stick with the Lenovo recovery partit...

Hi Flagone, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Thank you for sharing how you solved this problem!
 
There's also a support document which describes how to prepare a USB stick to be factory recovery media:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74246

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Hi.My stick keeps rebooting on 64% of the inital setup. Im trying to enter recovery menu as advised by lenovo site by pressing F2.When pressed, it says "Hotkey pressed. Go to boot menu" and nothing happens, it continues to boot until 64% and reboots Anyone with the same situation as myseflt who found a solution?Thank you

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Did HP send us the wrong USB recovery install on this stick, marked "A5U99AV" ?  My previous post was sooo long winded, I don't blame you all if you havn't the patience to read it all. Let me distill the subject to a few Questions/Talking Points here: I suspect the USB recovery stick I purchased is not for my computer. OR...Do I need to create the recovery partition on the "replacement" HD, and also an unnamed 100mb partition manually in order for this to work?   This P7-1107c boots from Legacy BIOS, the way we got it.   I loaded Linux Mint to check everything out, but I expect to wipe it out in the recovery process.  On BIOS Setup, the HD only shows up as a Legacy choice on the boot order menu. BUT... One of the TWO sets of instructions YOU (HP) sent me directs me to choose the "UEFI-USB/DVD" boot choice, which is NOT available! I am wondering if it is possible to MANUALY EXTRACT the required files and load them onto a bootable set of two DVDs, (ISO?) or UEFI?  I "can" select the DVD drive under the Boot Order menu for UEFI or Legacy Bios boot, though the origional configuration is Legacy. OR... How do I return the USB stick and get my money back if someone doesn't help me out here?  I am being helpful and reasonable (up to a certain point?!)  See my previous post under "holmziep" and I am sorry it is sooo long.  I am new to this begging for help thing.  We want our Win7!  We want our H... Read more

A:USB Recovery stick will not load on replacement (identical) ...

Welcome to this forum. See my response at: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Recovery-fails-to-load-on-HD-US... P.S. It is not "optimal" to open another thread on the same topic, given that you were told in the first thread that HP would be contacting you.  

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Hello,

I wanted to remove the hidden recovery parition on my Asus Zenbook UX31A, which is 20GB in size, and I need that space, because the laptop just has a 128GB SSD, and I am permanently on space limit of about 1-2GB and Windows isn't working anymore properly.

The problem is, when I open the Windows 8 recovery tool, the option for copying the recovery partition is greyed out. I googled for this, and I just could find informations about, that this can happen, but not why, and how to solve it.

A:Can't create a recovery usb stick, option greyed out

The ASUS version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

You can only make one copy, than it is greyed out.

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My M900 was delivered with Win 7 pro that was downgraded from a Win 10 pro license. I downloaded the Win 10 pro recovery media from Lenovo and the USBRecoveryCreator tool. when running the USBRecoveryCreator tool as instructed, it started the process of creating the USB-stick. It went on until the 95% mark was reached and then stopped. (35 seconds to go according to the display of the program) Then after a minute 37 seconds to go, and 38, 39, 40, ....etc. Then suddenly 95%mark became 0% and 0 seconds to go. But no message that the USB=stick was created. When I tried to start from the USB-stick, it had two OS's to start from. Both OS's told me that all data on the disk would be lost (without a choice of only the C- disk (with windows)). So I did not want to go on. How can I create a really working USB-stick for recovery of the Windows 10 pro system?




ThinkCenter M900 (10FH) BIOS:FWKT09A Win 7 x64 pro SP1 downgrade from Win 10

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Well along with discovering the used 250GB 5400 RPM HDD & 2GB DDR3 SODIM RAM I pulled out my spare parts box are fried. I can't find the ordering bottom on drivers page for ordering a replacement USB RAM STICK Recover Drive anymore. Is it still available for my HP Pavilion g7-2341dx??? If it is I plan to order it on the 3rd with overnight or @ least 2-Day shipping. Also planning on going to crucial' website to see what a max ram kit and sad options I can buy on my amazon prime account with the free 2day shipping. I figure it will get me by till I could replace it with a high end fully loaded OMEN 17" Laptop. Thanks for helping me find out how to buy the recovery USB on my iPad. Do have model and serial saved in my iCloud notes. this is what I plan to buy eventually. But at a cost of $3,088.91 and extremely bad credit will take me a long tome to save up for. But being paralyzed all I have is a good computer & cable tv. my OMEN 17t Laptop Build:Windows 10 Pro 64Intel® Core? i7-6700HQ (2.6 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores) + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5 dedicated)16GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 8GB)17.3" diagonal UHD IPS UWVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160)HP 3 year w Accidental Care w Pickup and Return Support for Envy 17/Spectre/Omen NB512GB PCIe® NVMe? M.2 SSD$70 off Microsoft® Office Professional 2016$169.98 off McAfee LiveSafe? 36 monthsComputrace LoJack for Laptops, Four Years6-cell 95.8 WHr Lithium-ion BatteryNo DVD or CD D... Read more

A:Recovery USB RAM Stick Drive for the HP Pavilion g7-2341dx?....

Hi Alice,Manual: Page 38-42http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593682Your support page doesn't list Order recovery media (Windows 8 64 bit)http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-g7-2300-Notebook-PC-series/5330581/model...You can try contacting HP and see if they have it in their stock.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlThis 3rd party seller does have it:http://computersurgeons.com/p-24299-windows-8-64-bit-recovery-kit-716066-001-for-hp-pavilion-noteboo...Specs: http://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c03735562Page 1, 2: upto 8gb (two 4gb sticks) RAM possible.Your laptop came with one 4gb stick. You can put another 4gb stick in the second slot, of exact same configuration, speed, voltage as other one.You can upgrade HDD to 2.5 inch SATA SSD. Use recovery media to factory reset OS to SSD after upgrade or you could clone current HDD to SSD before replacement. Get at least 250gb SSD for Recovery media to work.RegardsVisruth

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I have recovery discs that came with my HP laptop 8510 workstation.

I use them occasionally to perform a full system restore.

They require about an hour of 'babysitting' to key in the same commands I did last time around.

When I'm done doing so I reload half a dozen of my favorite programs, including Google Sketchup Pro, VLC Player, PDFXchange, and a few others like screen capture utilities.
Recently I wondered if it might not be possible to incorporate ALL of the above on one BOOTABLE media, that I could just insert, click "start" and be done with it.



After a few days of frustrating research I downloaded a trial of Acronis Home 2012 and it seemed pretty straightforward. I followed directions to a "T". Built a 'bootable' drive containing 9.2gb of data onto a formatted 16gb USB stick, and when I attempted to boot off the resulting drive my computer did not recognize it. I did all of the proper F10... assign usb drive for boot.... etc.

I inserted the drive into a working computer and it contains the following..

Local disk ©1.tib
TIB File
4,194,304kb

Local disk ©2.tib
TIB File
147,939KB
All my attempts to get help from the Acronis forum have devolved into a truly bizarre, sometimes testy, exchange about what it is exactly I'm trying to accomplish. Which is amazing. It's ultimately simple. A is on my harddrive.
I want to put A on a bootable recovery media that I can use to replace A, in it&#... Read more

A:how to create a full recovery disk or usb stick?

Your desires...are complicated by the fact that you have an OEM (HP system).

That means that HP devised it's method of restoring a system...in its own unique manner...which means that you may not necessarily be able to use bootable materials to reinstall the operating system.

Your system may require files stored on the hard drive (possibly in a hidden partition) to be used to reinstall the O/S. This makes the process not as convenient as users might want.

See:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=3355678&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c01890478 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=3355678&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c00006110 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01883653

Excerpt from HP FAQ linked above:

"HP stopped shipping the Windows XP operating system recovery discs in 2005, and never shipped recovery discs on computers with Vista or Windows 7. The HP Recovery Manager program is part of the original hard drive image on HP computers and can be used to recover the operating system from files stored in a partition on the hard drive without needing recovery discs. It can also be used to create a personalized recovery disc for a specific notebook.

A replacement recovery disk can be purchased for most models. See Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recove... Read more

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Plz Help!!

I deleted a few files like a year ago.. i placed them in the program files of other software in C: . Eventually when i uninstalled that software the folder was gone. Is it possible to recover it in anyway??

A:Recover deleted file without recovery softwares in windows7

A year ago is a very long time. Most likely Windows has long since over written that area of the disk to a point that anything that you would get would be very incomplete and unuseable.

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I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva

A:Make recovery disk windows7 upgrade from Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva


I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva


You choose your language upon installation,i did anyway.
And microsoft have language updates also.

I think as long as the key is for "ultimate" it will work.

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I had previously had a issue with a virus/Trojan, I downloaded multiple aintvirus/malware removel
Tools, to no avail. So I decided to do a full recovery, apon the recovery completion my system starts to reinstall windows. At that point after registry install the system gives error message that windows is unable to install to "thuis systems hardware" I have tried everything I know and was suggested via tech support.. Any ideas(besides buying a recovery CD or new OS) please help ASAP. Have college work due end of week.

And now its saying hardisk failure and bios is not recognizing my HDD..

A:Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

if bios is not recognising hdd it could either be a problem with drivers or your hdd is "fried"

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What size USB stick should I buy as a recovery disk for Win 7 Pro?

A:What size of USB memory stick should I buy to make a recovery disk?

4GB would suffice but 8 or 16GB is definitely on the safe side. It is anyhow difficult to find sticks smaller than 16GB.

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My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?
 

A:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.
 

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Hello,

Unfortunately my disk is broken completely and I am not able to boot it anymore. Is there a way to download somewhere the data from the recovery partition?

My Model: Satellite A660-16Z (italian model)
http://www.toshiba.it/discontinued-p...lite-a660-16z/

Operating System: Windows 7

Next I tried to order from the web
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
the recovery image, but after inserting the serial number, the web-system shows me the message:

For your device no recovery medium can be ordered, because it comes either not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or it is too old for this service


thanks in advance
Markus

A:Satellite A660 Windows7 home recovery data needed

The notebook belongs definitely to European series so the only plausible reason why you cannot order the recovery disk is: notebook is too old.
In such case you can install only a clean Windows 7 system. The essential drivers are available on the Toshiba EU driver page and could be installed after the system installation.

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Hi All

I installed Windows 7 on a formerly Vista Business computer. Now I would like to know, does a clean installation of Windows 7 automatically create a recovery partition or backup? Or do I need to format the Recovery Drive D(from the Vista installation) and make a backup on that drive (D)?

Thank You
 

A:Solved: Does Windows7 Automatically create recovery partition during installation?

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I have an older 1gb usb thumb drive that I used to transport data to and from home and work. This morning when I plugged it into the PC it came up like it was installing drivers for the device, and said it failed to install almost immediately. I thought this was strange, so I removed it and reinsterted it. This time it said it was installing drivers for a much longer time and finally said it installed drivers. I let out a sigh of relief and went to find it in My Computer. It wasnt there. Oh no... In the device manager it is listed as "USB MEMORY BAR USB Device" and in devices and printers it is listed as "SM324BC Memory Bar". The status of the device is listed as "Needs Troubleshooting". Also in the device manager under portable devices the "WPD FileSystem Volume Driver has a warning (!) and the device status is "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". If I pull up the computer management and go to disk management it appears to be listed as Disk 1 Removable and shows all space as unallocated. If I go to My Computer it shows up as a removable device as (E: ) however, eventually the window will time out and tell me to insert a disk into drive (E: ).

Stupid me, did not back up the files from this weekend and I did a considerable amount of work. I would like to be able to recover the data if possible. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you for your time.

A:1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?

As for me and recovery programs I purchased a copy of bad copy pro. It's a nice program but im sure you would like a free version.

Just from searching the web I found a program called "MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition"

Here is a download. Thank you for downloading MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition from CNET Download.com

I have heard that if windows cant recognize it than chanses of recovery are low. But we can always give it a shot right?

Edit: Hmm I just read somthing that says you can use bad copy pro to fix flash drives without buying it. Edit: Hmm, Not as sure now.

Go ahead and try bad copy pro. I personally have had good experiences with it.

http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/download.asp

And instructions on how to use it.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4861432_reco...ash-drive.html

Yet another edit: The link says free evaluation version. In my case it would see if it could recover the files first. If it could than you would buy the program and it would save them, if it cant recover them than there is nothing anyone can do.

You don't have to buy it. It will just say weather or not it is recoverable or not. If it is recoverable we will look for a free solution for you.

Sorry i made this so complicated.

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Hi, I'm using recovery disks to recover Windows on my Lenovo G505 (the onekey recovery partition is corrupted). When I select either of the 2 recovery options using the disks I get the message "create recovery file (aodstat.dat) occurs an error" and I'm unable to proceed. Can anyone advise what this error means? The notebook is still under warranty. ThanksEd

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I am trying to take back up of the files from my Laptop.
I used it for 2-3 days. 
Stages followed. 
I connected my laptop with a hard disk.
1. Welcome
2. Factory recovery media. After starting the application, following error poped up:an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell
3. Data back up to hard disk. No issues for this point
4. Finish

A:New laptop 5558 Windows 8.1 Dell recovery and Back up, Error: an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly click on the following link:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/media
This link will give all the information as to how you can use Dell backup and recovery and if there are any other issues with the same.
Thanks
Robin

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My pc came with preinstalled Windows 7 x32, later I came to know it is an OEM version.. now i want to switch to x64 architecture(same Windows edition), ..can I do a clean install Windows 7 x64 (retail) over my Windows 7 x32bit(OEM)....and use my OEM product key to activate it?

A:Windows7 32bit OEM Productkey to activate Windows7 retail x64bit

Simple answer is yes.
You will probably need to use telephone activation to get it activated.

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I have an HP Compaq dx2000mt desktop that has windows7 32bit enterprise installed on it. I tried to install windows7 home 32bit to replace the enterprise OS. As I was installing it stated the old OS would be marked, XXX.old and it went forward, then came to a point where there were booting errors. and it stopped installing. Now I am left with a half install, and a full OS the boot section now in its own drive named disk 0 system reserved.
I partioned the C drive and allocated 20gb and tried to install there. I received the same errors seems that my boot.ini is stuck in the system reserved and I cant figure out how to incorporate disk 0 over to disk C, so that my boot is in the same disk drive.
I have really messed this one up. I have installed an operating system before and never had so much trouble.
Any advice would be helpful.
And please if you have an answer, something for me to do, it needs to be A.B.C.'d out step by step as Im not an expert. But I guess I already proved that...
Thank you in advance.
Katz

A:Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

Clean Install Windows 7

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