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Recovering from My own Backup on One Key recovery V8.1 in Win 10 Pro

Q: Recovering from My own Backup on One Key recovery V8.1 in Win 10 Pro

Please can someone help.In my Lenovoe G50-45, Initially I had installed windows 7 on it as I hated win 8.1., I upgraded it during the free year to Windows 10 Home, and then decided I needed more room, so I upgraded the hard drive to a 2TB 7mm Firecude Hybrid drive. and then I bought an upgrade to Win 10 Pro.Anyway, I cant remember the partitioning info I ended up with, as I can't remember if I Ghosted it or did a fresh Win 10 install, and then the Win 10 Pro upgrade. A few weeks ago, I had suspicions that the drive was going faulty, so I ran some Seagate tests, and also others, and they all indicated that doom was not far away, so I did a ONEKEY image ( a USERS Backup ) on an externat 2tb backup drive. However, I am now u able to use this as I keep getting the message " THE PROGRAMME CANNOT RESTORE THE SYSTEM PARTITION BECAUSE IT'S STRUCTURE IS INCORRECT. YOU MAY HAVE TO RECREATE THE PARTITION TO CONTINUE. " ( aS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE.) All I have that may help is a file called " Backup.wsi ", But it is gobbledegoock to me.Can anyone PLEASE help. I forgot to mention. I do have a RECOVERY USB Stick, which sets the laptop back to factory settings, with Win 8.1, and all the partitions, which, including the hidden ones, I think there are about 5 or 6. I have just received a replacement 2TB Firecuda drive from Seagate under warranty, so please could someone decode the info to English, and help me.... ;-) This is the " Backup.wsi ) file contents:- <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><SBRwin Version="6.5" GUID="{6505D22B-3A1C-4A29-9F8A-5BA3581E2428}" StatusPointCount="1" StatusPointMax="0"><StatusPoint0 Time="2017/9/27 07:22" Parts="3" Remark="27/09/2017 08:21"><Part1><DiskInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" HDNumber="0" Cylinders="243201" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="{6FECE2F6-F523-4CE9-8E63-2D826DBE5E55}" /><PartitionInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" PartitionNumber="7" StartingOffset="1986580709376" PartitionLength="13818134528" PartitionTypeId="{DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC}" PartitionId="{0667DFF9-B59F-4CFF-9829-1BE6A4671757}" PartitionAttributes="0" PartitionName="" FileSystem="NTFS" /><MirrorFileInfo>backup_000_007</MirrorFileInfo><Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="7" FileLengthLimit="314572800" CompressLevel="1">BackupPartition</Operation><Remark></Remark></Part1><Part2><DiskInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" HDNumber="0" Cylinders="243201" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="{6FECE2F6-F523-4CE9-8E63-2D826DBE5E55}" /><PartitionInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" PartitionNumber="3" StartingOffset="1183842304" PartitionLength="272629760" PartitionTypeId="{C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B}" PartitionId="{C1EA89EA-005D-4ED7-BD18-94D24F87516F}" PartitionAttributes="0" PartitionName="" FileSystem="FAT32" /><MirrorFileInfo>backup_000_003</MirrorFileInfo><Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="3" FileLengthLimit="314572800" CompressLevel="1">BackupPartition</Operation><Remark></Remark></Part2><Part3><DiskInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" HDNumber="0" Cylinders="243201" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="{6FECE2F6-F523-4CE9-8E63-2D826DBE5E55}" /><PartitionInfo PartitionStyle="GPT" PartitionNumber="5" StartingOffset="2505048064" PartitionLength="1957231067136" PartitionTypeId="{EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}" PartitionId="{3C8FE8C9-DC73-478C-BA52-E9B88C475FE7}" PartitionAttributes="0" PartitionName="" FileSystem="NTFS" /><MirrorFileInfo>backup_000_005</MirrorFileInfo><Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="5" FileLengthLimit="314572800" CompressLevel="1">BackupPartition</Operation><Remark></Remark></Part3></StatusPoint0></SBRwin>

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Preferred Solution: Recovering from My own Backup on One Key recovery V8.1 in Win 10 Pro

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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I will openly admit I don't have 100% of the details in this case. As far as I know, this person used the windows backup system to backup his mydocuments/mypictures to a dvd. This isn't supported by Microsoft, but apparently it didn't stop him from doing it. However, it is not possible to use the windows backup tool to restore that data. This is a known bug, which microsoft of course says is working as intended.

Tonight I got the DVD from him, hoping I could do something with it. However, neither of my computers are able to find anything to even read from on it. If I had to guess I would say the dvd is corrupted. Is there any way I would be able to recover the backup file from the dvd, so I can at least try and get SOMETHING out of it? Apparently the files are EXTREMELY important to this person, to the point of costing him his marriage.

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I'm have an 160GB Intel X25-M SSD installed in my Dell Laptop running Win8 64-bit. I created a backup image on an external HDD which I would like to update and then perhaps have the need to recover to the updated image if the recently discussed problem with update KB2862772 should occure. Click here to view the TSG post discussing the problem.

My question regards whether recovering from a backup image to an SSD requires one run a secure erase on the SSD prior to doing so? In my research so far it been implied one should not only do a secure erase (GParted was recommended), but also create a partition table and create the required partitions. This all seems unnecessarily complex and I would like to hear what TSG members have to say on the subject.

Thanks to all who respond.

A:Recovering backup image to SSD

You don't need to do a secure erase, secure erase should only be done in certain situations where the drive is not performing up to par or having issues.

If you are making an image, and not a clone, then you will need to create and format a partition on the drive to store the image on. If you are cloning then no partitions are required as the clone will handle all that. But an image is the way to go for backups.

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Hello Everyone,

I am new to the form and in some very desperate need of help!

I backed up my computer a while ago using the Windows 7 back up feature onto a 1TB drive that I have. I then switched over to windows 8.1 and was not thinking and deleted my back up from windows 7. I have majority of the files but there are some files that I am trying to recover via "Recuva". I am trying to recover a my engagement video that I recorded, .mov file. It says that is excellent state and then I recover it, how when I recover it there is no video, the sound is all messed up, and the movie is 6 hr long. It seems that I am recovering a file that windows coded/encrypted because it was a backup file. Is there any way to recover a windows back up file that was deleted?

A:Help recovering deleted backup files

Try PhotoRec to recover the file and check whether it is error-free. I have atleast one report from a user here stating while most other recovery software did a bad job with media files with lots of fudge, PhotoRec recovered those clean.The scan may take a longtime. Do not lose your patience.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

(Just follow the steps under the heading Recovery)

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please forgive me if this is extremely long-winded. it's 3 weeks worth of trial and error, very tedious, but if anyone's willing to help me i want to try and explain it so that they hopefully have all the information and hopefully it makes sense.

...i was trying to burn all my precious data to cd, when i stupidly "cut" (not even copied) the files and pasted them to the drive, and never officially wrote them to the cd - and, because i don't know anything, i thought that was enough and i was done. but when i took the cd to my other computer, there were only shadowy images of the containing folders and all the files ...and when i opened the individual files, the data looked like gibberish (symbols) .
then, before i could do any sort of data recovery on the originating computer, disaster struck - unmountable boot volume error - and, i assume all the efforts made to get the machine functioning again, probably overwrote data ...plus, due to a misunderstanding, i have since also done a system restore and had to use the computer too.

now... i've run quetek file scavenger but probably did that the wrong way, too. the program showed a choice of drives (a, floppy; c, main; d, dvd; e, cd burner and... drive 0, with 38gb in parenthesis beside it) and... in my uninformed reasoning i thought drive 0 would have the largest contents so i selected that one. then .......i didn't know where to recover the files to. i bought a flash drive and it appears as ... Read more

A:Recovering from Botched Data Backup...

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I've been getting ready for a disk replacement after 7 1/2 years but the disks arrived too late to avoid anything problematic.

My external HDD gave a cylindrical error while reading some data in a program so I knew this was going to be the end of it. I tried to avoid running chkdsk and suffer so I had time to backup but my harddrives won't come in the mail until tomorrow. I tried to navigate to the directory that gave the cylindrical error and half the files couldn't be found, as expected, going back the entire file tree containing couldn't be found either so I tried running chkdsk anyway and just go with it but it couldn't "load a RAW partition", so the boot sector of the drive failed, without thinking I shut off the drive and turned it back on.
Big mistake because now nothing loads at all.

I tried chkdsk /R, which did not work.

I downloaded testdisk and I'm running an analysis right now, its working, but extremely slowly (has been running for more then a day and is at 1%) and often gets stuck on a cylinder for several minutes to half an hour often resulting in a read error.

I have EasUS Partition Manager Pro 10.5 and HDD Regenerator as well if this does not help.

I'm not really familiar with testdisk, I never used it before, I did read the "manual" but that's only describes one scenario, mine already differs from whats on the site so I could use some help in how to fix this so I can access my data, copy and paste everything to the new HDD... Read more

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HI  I did a one-click backup of my Yoga 3 pro machine when I did a fresh load. It worked like a charm and was convenient. I now, however, need to get some individual files from that backup but cannot find how to do so.  I have checked several forums but have not come right. Please, can you offer some assistance? 

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Is there a free and easy way to decompress a set of MaAfee ARBUS files?

I was going through my external HDD and came across a folder that I had forgotten about. The name suggested it was some kind of dump of an old laptop's HDD. There are five files with file names consisting of a common long alphanumeric string and ending in -0, -1, -2, -3 and -4. The combined file size is about 8GB. There is also a 38KB Index.arb file. Opening that file in wordpad shows the word ARBUS in lots of places. A Google search found explanations of what the files are and how to delete them, but I could not find any solid information on how to recover the contents.

The files are over four years old and I am pretty sure there is nothing in them that I would want to pay any money for to recover, but I am curious as to what is in them. I am using a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. It running a McAfee Internet security package provided through AT&T. The package does not seem to include any kind data backup abilities.

A:Recovering McAfee Compressed backup files?

See this thread from July 2008: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/734680-solved-unidentified-files.html

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Ok, I was having some ram issues, which I traced back to my 512mb stick (I had a 1024 and a 512, they didnt get along) Afer removing the 512 stick, I rebooted the computer. Everytime it boots up I get the message "Windows had to recover the registry from a log or back up file, the recovery was successful"

How did pulling a stick of ram manage to cause this, and what can I do about it?

A:windows recovering registry from backup on every boot

This is XP?
What happens if you log in to safe mode with user name administrator (if you did not password protect this account leave password blank) and then restart?
What happens if you boot to that profile and create a new profile (user account ) with admin priveleges and boot to it , shut down and restart?

What happens if you choose "last known good" from the list of options when you try to boot to safe mode.

Unlike win98, XP does not have a permanent registry . The XP registry is created as it boots from data stored in multiple files called hives (.hiv) which load at different times during the boot process.
Since the hiv files are saved each time windows shuts down (windows is now saving your settings) then your problem either indicates that the current hiv for your profile is corrupted and even when it restores the backup copy, when you use your profile some virus or something is again corrupting it; or it indicates that your computer is shutting down before these files get written from RAM to hard drive.
Check your hard drive settings, disable write behind caching. (Device manager, choose the drive, properties/ policies)

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Please save my marriage.

We got a nasty virus on our home computer which has all of my and my wife's emails and contacts on it. After having no success getting rid of the virus and since I knew I had a good back up (Windows Backup) I decided to get rid of the old Vista 64 and rebuild my machine at Windows 7.

I was able to recover everything except my Thunderbird email accounts.

I have tried deleting the new profiles and pasting the old profiles in there place to no avail.

System was backed up using Windows backup (Vista 64 home premium)
Rebuilt at Windows 7

A:Recovering Thunderbird profiles from Windows backup

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I bought a 128GB "PNY Attache 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive" so that I could preform a "Bootable Backup" using "Dell Backup and Recovery" yet when I inserted the flash drive and selected Bootable Backup from the list it fails to detect the drive.  Bootable Backup says it requires "a storage USB storage device with more than 100GB of capacity so why doesn't "Bootable Backup" sense my USB flash drive since it has more than 100GB of space on it?

A:Dell Backup and Recovery's Bootable Backup Won't detect USB Flash Drive

Try updating your Dell Backup and Recovery software.  With the update it now seems to work with all USB flash drives I throw at it.

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Hi everybody,
I have an Inspiron 7548 4K with W10 (upgraded from 8.1) and since a few days I've been having the following problem with DBAR (1.9.X.X). When I try to take a SYSTEM back up, it ALWAYS stops/fails to complete at 12% during the Backing Up module (checking system and building list complete OK). The message is "Operation Cancelled. Destination location unavailable or not enough space on the disk". It always happens at 12% of the process. I have tried it more than 10 times, with no avail. Further info:
1. The only change in my system was a W10 update of March 23, 2016. NOTHING else. Up until then everything worked fine.
2. Tried with both the external HDD with previous/existing backups AND a new/clean one. Both are 500 GB for backing up the internal 256 GB, so there is more than enough drive space. Also tried different usb ports in case one was malfunctioning. 
3. Recovery media backup works fine. The problem is when it tries to proceed with system backup. I don't take data backups since I use cloud.
4. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DBAR, keeping it below latest version Same result.

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Where can I find the descriptive definitions of the “reason codes” reported in the Activity Logs when a Backup fails? I have searched all of the DELL site and non-DELL URLS.
Errors with undefined “reason codes: 2, 5 and 32” are reported under the Activity Logs when using the current DELL Backup and Recovery software (Version ran as Administrator in Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586)
Data Backu- - <date at time>
An error occurred during the process
Scheduled Backup No
Multiple files Yes
The following files were not backed up:
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Comms\Unistore\data\0000000a000000031013.dat (reason code: 2)
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache\CentralTable.accdb (reason code: 32)
C:\Users\Pat\VeriSign Root Certificates\DS_Store (reason code: 5)
OS Name - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
System Type - x64-based PC
DELL Backup and Recovery – Dbr.exe – Version – 04-JAN-2016
DELL Update Tray – DellUpTray.exe – Version
DELL Update Service – DellUpService.exe – Version

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Hello I have installed win7 sp1 on my PC by custom install I didn't back up anything and I don't have my window 7 install disk can I restore these files? And reinstall back to my hard drive I'm running 64 bit versions window's.

A:recovering windows. old files without backup or install disk


The only way I know to restore the deleted files would be to do a data recovery scan using a software like Recuva which I have used to recover peoples deleted photos from a previous windows. It worked really well and recovered most of the lost files.

Here is a link to download Recuva: https://www.piriform.com/recuva

PLEASE NOTE: when performing the scan make sure you check this box that says 'Enable Deep Scan' this will take longer but in the past I was only able to recover any data using this option.

Goodluck I hope this is what you were asking for.

Let us know how you get on.

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Hi all,
Due to my dell inspiron 14" 7447 have problem after use with window 10 for few month, (get kernel security check failure) cannot fix easy, so I have recover  from win 8 (dell ssd build in  and them update to win10 again) , everything work fine, but when I try to make a new backup , it always show as follow, then crash even time. How can I fix it?
Tks all.

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~~~~~~~~~~ Background ~~~~~~~~~~

I recently started helping my father in law get his Samsung NP-Q330-JA03HK laptop back to working order. He had not used it in a couple of years, and when I tried tuning it, I found that it was extremely slow. A Malwarebytes scan, Windows updates, and some other actions failed to do the trick.

So, I used his laptop's Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program to do a complete restore to factory condition. I did this at boot time (pressed F4 until Samsung Recovery Solution launched a special Windows session).

The restoration seems to have done the trick: the laptop is once more responsive. Now I am doing the agony of 4 years of Windows 7 updates... (If you have any special tricks to speed this up, lemme know!)

~~~~~~~~~~ Questions ~~~~~~~~~~

The reason why I am posting is that while doing the restore, I noticed that there were 2 backups on the D: drive (which is actually a special partition used by Samsung Recovery Solution).

I picked the oldest one, guessing that it was the original factory backup, and that seems to be correct.

That said, I would now like to delete the other one, as it is unknown garbage at this point.

Unfortunately, when I run the Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program, I see no option whatsoever to delete an old backup.


Have I overlooked anything in the Samsung Recovery Solution GUI?

Can Samsung Recovery Solution 4 be upgraded to a later version (e.g. Samsung Recovery Solution 5), and can later versions delete old ... Read more

A:Samsung Recovery Solution: backup location, delete old backup

Hello up2trix and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not familiar with the Samsung Recovery Solution so I won't be any help with your specific questions. However, one of the Forum experts has prepared a very detailed tutorial on how to do a Clean Reinstall of Windows 7. It even includes instructions on how to obtain a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 installation disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Once the clean install is finished, you could make use of the Windows 7 hotfix rollup that was released by Microsoft in 2013. It contains the first 90 or so hotfixes that were released after SP1. That should save you some time doing the updates.


Hope some of this helps.

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Both 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions of Backup & Recovery 10 Compact and System Backup 9.5 for free until 7/12.


Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite

System Backup


License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

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A:Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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I have a question about the Syst. Recovery of Windows vista.
Can the System recovery restore back Windows vista if it is Overwritten with another OS or if it was accidentally Deleted.
I know this might be an Obvious Question, but i would really like some help here, I want to make sure it does.
and if it possible to restore Vista back with a Syst.Recov., I can access the Syst. Recovery Drive to recover it?
My laptop didn't bring any CDs, To make a syst. recov. I have to press the F11 to activate it.
and I ask if I can have access, cuz, if My laptop has another OS or Win Vista got deleted, would that damage the Syst. Recovery drive.

My laptop is a Compaq Presario V6310US
AMD Turion64x2 1.66Gh
Windows vista Home Premium
Nvidia GeForce Go 6150
958 RAM

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Recovering WinVista with Sys.recovery?

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So last night my dad's internet is running rather slowly and he calls the ISP tech support. They bring him through a few processes and he begins an install of some file but then reboots the computer midway through the installation. The computer would not boot for about an hour and finally I ran a system recovery. I can now access the computer in safe mode. I'm wondering if there is anything I should do before attempting to start regularly, and then when I have started up, I was thinking of copying and pasting the entire backup file over the new C:/ files would this work?

sorry if I make no sense...

A:Recovering from a system recovery :(

If you have done a full recovery (ie wiped it and started again) then you can just boot into normal mode. Unfortunatley if it's just a copy of the old C: drive, not a backup with system state etc. then copying and pasting won't work (and can cause issues if you are copying the windows directory and program files not just data). You'll have to reinstall software and set the system back up from scratch unfortunatley then just copy back the data.

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Windows XP SP3I had a problem with Windows Recover last week. I found the Remove Windows Recovery (Uninstall Guide) at your site and followed the instructions including unhide.exe. Everything seemed to be back to normal but I have uncovered a couple of problems.Problem1 Before using the unhide.exe the Start> All Programs showed empty. Now it shows programs but those folders are empty. I ran unhide.exe a second time but that did not fix the problem. I am guessing, but I would say over 50% of the folders show empty. Problem2Spell checker in MS Express is in French. Went to Options and there are no other options in the pull down window. French is the only choice. Any help you can suggest would be appreciated.

A:Recovering from Windows Recovery

For the first problem.Go to Start> Run and type in or copy and paste regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and then click OK. Restart your computer.The second problem.When you wrote that you went to options are you referring to the Regional and Language Options in the Control Panel?

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I have a live.it mail account that has a security recovery account in outlook.com.

Unfortunately, this recovery account has been blocked for too many unauthorized access via pop3.

Is there a way to unlock it using only the live.it account since I do no more remember the details of its profile?



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Hi guys,

an idiotic accounting good friend of mine ran a system recovery on her computer last night
she has no backups and is really worried about getting data back

i dont know what the laptop is,she is dropping it to me tomorrow and what os it is...but im assuming its win 8...anyway

she is running thesaurus which is a payroll system and quickbooks
i have got recovery software but its more suited to finding .doc .pdf .xls more standard files etc
it would be nice to recover the entire partition to how it was before the recovery took place

can this be done using system restore? (though i really wouldnt have thought so as it is a clean install from scratch)

can anybody give me some pointers or recommend a good recovery software to recover her partition (she has basically told me to recover no matter what,if we have to buy software we will

any help or tips appreciated

A:Recovering from a mistaken recovery...

You can't, the data has been partially overwritten and you will never recover the entire previous state.

That's assuming she ran some sort of recovery and not System Restore which can be recovered from but it definitely sounds like she ran a system recovery. System Restore gets wiped out with everything else in a system recovery or reset.

Try to recover her data with whatever tools you have, then sell her a backup and configure it. If it's an option, disable or uninstall the system recovery.

It blows my mine that an accountant wouldn't make backups, most accounting programs even give notices about backing up.

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I am by no means an expert on all things Windows related so please bear with me

My laptop has a recovery partition on it so that if things every went "south" the laptop could be restored back to factory settings simply by pressing the recovery button located next to the power swift. Upon first setting up the PC I was given an option of creating recovery disks from this recovery partition which I did followed by deleting the partition purely to create space...foolish I know!

What I want to know now is can this deleted partition be recovered at the data from it be saved at all ? since this was deleted there has been various installed of different OS so I expect to be sold that all is lost however perhaps on of the experts here can offer me some advise?

Many Thanks


A:help recovering my recovery partition if its possible

Hi Scott

This link might help you. how can i recover my recovery partition&#63; - Microsoft Community

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I curently don't use Dell Backup and Recovery, and I don't run any Dell startup items or automatic services. I also don't have the Recovery Partition in my current deployment. Because the partition is missing, Dell Bu & Rec takes a while to start if I click on the tile. When it does start, it offers to rebuild my recovery environment. It looks like in the System Backup settings, I see under more options the following: Instant Restore status (currently turned to on) and statuses for Overlay Icon and Context Menu.

Because I don't run startups or automatic services, and because my Recovery Partition is missing, I wonder if it will do anything at all to turn off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu. I don't like launching Sys Bu & Rec, but will do so if you think that turning off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu will shut off additional features.

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Regrettably I learned too late that Dell Backup & Recovery 'might' encounter problems in Windows 10 if a user did not update 'DBaR' version 1.7 before an upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10. I have a Dell Inspiron 3647.
When I only select a few files to backup (e.g., pics, docs, printer software and a few apps) it would backup to my 32 GB USB flash error free.
But when I try a significant back up -- e.g., 8 GBs -- I get a display after 20 minutes, or so, that the backup created an error. [head scratch]
Even something less challenging for DBaR like running a Factory Recovery Media backup resulted in the same error. Yet using the Windows 10 Control Panel Recovery app completed a backup error free.
I tried more than one USB flash, I ran Dell Update, defragged my hard drive, disabled firewall and AV protection. Nothing seemed to help.
Am I correct to assume that Dell Backup & Recovery 'might' encounter problems in Windows 10?
Sure would be nice to at least backup costly apps like Microsoft Office.
Michael T.
Software Engineer (retired)

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My Z210 came with stripped RAID-0 array which is currently made up of 2x 1TB HDD where the OS partition lives. I want to change this to mirrored RAID-1 but since the IRST application does not allow RAID level migration of this type, I thought I?d try another approach.
As a solution, I'd make a backup, using the Windows Backup and Restore application. Then I'd change the array using the iRST Boot ROM before recovering the backup to this new array. But obviously a 1.9TB backup into a 932GB array does not go
So, in preparation for making a backup, I first disabled "System protection" and the "Page file". Doing this allowed me to shrink the OS partition to around 50GB using Disk Management. Then I re-enable "System protection" and the "Page file" before making the backup and creating a System Recovery Disk. This resulted in a 35GB backup which I stored on an external USB drive. And now a 35GB backup can fit on my reconfigured 932GB RAID-1 mirror
As such, I cold booted my system and during the start process I pressed CTRL-I to get into the Intel RAID Boot ROM. Mind you, CTRL-I only worked if I cold booted and directly plugged the HP USB keyboard into the first USB slot on the rear of the system. The first USB slot is at the upper left when looking at the rear with the tower upright. Plugging the HP USB keyboard into any other USB port or into the hub of my Dell monitor didn't allow me to access the Intel RAID Boot ROM!
HP should really investigate this fau... Read more

A:Poor support/Problem with recovering a Z210 system backup wh...

I was able to resolve the Intel RST application issue by updating to later Intel driver v11.2.0.1006 but this highlighted a few issues which HP should address, see linked post above. PS: adding this post so i can mark thread as solved.

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I bought an acer aspire 6930 from an estate sale and im currently running on an windows 7 ultimate n trial but i want to get windows vista back on it so it can be legal i have product key but i would rather recover it and i dont have money to buy software to recover it and i tried the alt f10 combo and that didnt work.

A:Need help recovering windows vista from recovery p...

Hello, Have you checked that D2D is enabled in the bios setup utility?

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I bought an acer aspire 6930 from an estate sale and im currently running on an windows 7 ultimate n trial but i want to get windows vista back on it so it can be legal i have product key but i would rather recover it and i dont have money to buy software to recover it and i tried the alt f10 combo and that didnt work.

A:Need help recovering windows vista from recovery p...

Hello, Have you checked that D2D is enabled in the bios setup utility?

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is it possible to recover to windows 7 from a windows 10 install that has passed its roll back date?
its on a separate partition but windows 10 just starts no f8 option
any ideas?

A:Recovering from recovery partition after windows 10

its on a separate partitionClick to expand...

Can you explain this more clearly?


What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
What version and bit number of Windows 7 did it originally come with?


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hi, does anyone know the code to recover the user documents uisng the reovery console. i have a dead disk and can olny accses it using the revovery console.

A:Recovering files using the recovery console

Recovery console is not the easiest thing to use . . you can take the drive out, temporarily attach it to the secondary channel ( the one with CD/DVD drives ) and copy files

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I had a 8gb recovery partition on my laptop, I have overwritten this partition by accidentally by choosing to install new os onto it, it continued to install new os for a while until it said insufficient space which then made me realized I had selected the wrong partition. Can I recover the previous version of this partition exactly the way it was?

A:Recovering my Overwritten 8GB Recovery Partition

Sorry, once overwritten completely it is impossible to recover.

What you can perhaps do:
1. Image all your other partitions to be able to restore later
2. Do a factory restore with the Recovery CDs. ( If you hadn't made the
Recovery CDs try to obtain the recovery CDs from the OEM) Factory restore
will rewrite your Recovery Partition.
3. Restore the other Partitions now from the images.( You need to have the
Restore CD for the imaging software you used.)
4. Wait for others to see if they can come up with better ideas. I may
be overreacting or could have lost my balance - or both.

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Hi guys... i had company installed vista basic.. and a recovery partition of it..
now once i formatted vista and installed windows 7.

for few problems i reverted back to vista. but now tht recovery image is not identified anymore.. is it like now its of no use??

can i do system image restore from recovery partition?

i tried browsing and locating.. but no hope.. i will be glad if anyone knows or can tell me a way...

A:recovering vista from recovery partition

If you had formatted the computer. this means that the recovery partition had been formatted.. no u would be able to get that recovery partition!!
Forum Thought??

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Hello to all,
Again I am at the doorstep of Bleeping Computer with hat in hand. I caught the File Recovery virus, and succesfully removed it, consulted BC to
get my desktop icons and background back.Everything running ok, but I am plagued with iexplorer.exe popups, and phantom audio clips.After searching forums and seeing procedures to remove the problem, I realize my limitations, and calling for help. I have taken no further actions, other than what i have previously stated. Thanking you in advance for any help you can give.


A:Recovering from File Recovery virus

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have a dell laptop with winows 8 preinstalled on it. Soon after the purchase of my laptop I created recovery disk. It had only a single partion that time (Only C drive). Later I created a new partition 'D' from the existing space in C drive. Now my question is , can I still use the windows recovery disc that I created at the time when I had just one partition (just C drive)??

A:Recovering laptop from recovery disk

Later I created a new partition 'D'

The Recovery disk should work, but most likely will DELETE your D: partition.

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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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A while back I downgraded a laptop which was made with Vista pre-installed to XP for gaming purposes, hence deleting the whole of C drive, wiping everything (including the HP Recovery Console) off it. So now when I start up, pressing F11 does nothing, so I cant access the Recovery Console. But I still have D drive which is a recovery drive that contains the factory settings and everything I need to recover the laptop if something went wrong. The only way I can think of to use D drive to re-install Vista is by booting it up, and to do this I need to mark the D partition as active if Im correct, yet when I try to do so the option in the drop down menu is greyed out. Im not even sure if Im doing everything right, but I would think its possible to boot up the recovery drive (D:), then install Vista, wiping everything off C drive and replacing it.. if any of that makes sense

Anyone know where Ive gone wrong??


A:Recovering Vista on XP using Recovery Drive..

Why are you double posting? If you made recovery discs like we suggested in your other post, then boot of of that and it will access your recovery partition unless you formatted that too.

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My iPod is Windows format. I went to my friend's house and plugged it into her Mac and something really went wrong. My iPod... um... failed. So I plug it in to my Windows now and iTunes says it's in recovery mode and that I have to click restore. So I click it and iTunes says that after my iPod restarts, I can sync it. After my iPod restarts, iTunes says that my iPod is in recovery mode and I have to click Restore. And so on. Over and over again. How can I fix it?

A:iPod Recovery Mode not recovering..

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My hard drive has failed and I didn't create recovery discs. I searched the HP site and found my product but no recovery discs were available for Windows 7. They did have recovery media available for my product for Windows 8 but when I tried to navigate the site further, I got a "blank page" ( and I'm not even sure I would be able to use Windows 8 since that wasn't what was installed originally)At this point I am just trying to figure out what my options are for getting a working operating system onto a new hard drive so my computer is useable. I would prefer to find a way to access the software I had originally at as low cost as possible but if not what are my other options?

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A:Recovering computer without recovery media

Toinkove Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but HP no long stocks recovery media for the older Win7 PCs.Since HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Good Luck

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A friend has (dont ask me why lol) formted her OEM Recovery Partition on her Win7 pc and now needs to restore the system to its virgin state.

She needs to recover the formatted NTFS partition in its entirety, to its exact pre-format condition as a bootable partition, not to recover files from it to another location.

All the software I've found so far will recover files, none will restore the actual partition to a usable state.

Does anyone know of any software that can do this? Or know of a method to do it with programs that recover files to another location?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Need some help recovering OEM Recovery partition

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In my previous topic (gateway-laptop-with-ssd-not-find-vista-sp2-wont-start-pxe-e76 ) , I was unable to restart my Gateway 32bit Vista laptop, except by using the Gateway Recovery management Partition. and doing a "Recovery with automatic data backup."

This recovery worked flawlessly, and recovered Vista to its 2008 level, including 60 associated programs and Windows updates, and built an associated 23 gig BACKUP file which was stored in the top level of the Local Disk (C directory.

It included a top level directory folder named: 14-08-23 12:39 AM, beneath which were folders, the same folder names that Vista initially builds in its structure including; Documents, Google, Graphics, Intel, Perflogs, Program files, System Volume Information, Users, and Windows, along with additional folders that had existed in the previous version on my computer, such as AmiPro, Downloads, Quicken98, and other programs and folders of mine, built since the previous recovery when I'd replaced a failing hard drive with a Crucial SSD.

However, after recovering to this stage, I did not know the proper way to continue the recovery, how to get this backup structure back into the Local Disk (C structure in place of the one the recovery had built.

I thought the first priority would be to continue applying updates to the system using Windows Update. But I ran into a problem with Windows Update, so went ahead and used the standalone installs of SP1 and then SP2, but Windows Update is still ... Read more

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I damaged my system recently (not physically) and it wouldn't let me login. I tried to use a windows restore point but it didn't work (they hardly ever have worked). Next I chose to do a factory reset of both drives, C and D. Next, I went to OKR and used a backup (on an external drive) I made very recently before the problems. Instead of working it said there wasn't enough space on the hard drive. I've never had this issue before and was not expecting it at all. When I made this backup....I plugged in the external hdd and made the recovery disk using OKR for the same internal hard drive. I'm not swapping internal drives or anything yet its telling me the image it made of itself is too large to transfer back. There would have been anywhere from 10-30 gb of free space on my 1tb c drive when I made the backup, I was not aware it would be an issue. I don't know what to do, that backup is extremely important and I don't have any recent one to it that works. I am currently using my backup from a year ago typing this now. I also noticed that the windows factory reset option deleted my D drive contents and the lenovo drivers folder on the D drive. THe OKR folder is still on the drive but none of the other stuff in it is there anymore that i remember having been there. My hidden icons tray in the bottom right is also missing alot of icons, alot are whited out. I'm not sure, but were drivers being kept on the D drive that I need for the system to work properly? I have no... Read more

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I have the same problem.
Recently I updated my PC from windows 8.1 to windows 10.After almost a month I returned back to windows 8.1 from windows 10.
When I tried to install dell backup and recovery (Backup-and-Recovery_Application_64M9D_WN32_1.8.1.71_A00) I got factory error 5.
I cannot refresh my PC from windows also. I am getting the error “could not find the recovery environment”.
Now in command prompt
1. reagentc/info

2. reagentc/enable

3. Exit and reboot.
After the reboot I tried to install dell backup and recovery again. Then also I got the same “factory setup error 5”.

Then I checked the reagent/info in command prompt after reboot. It shows it is disabled.

Please help me.
Thank you

A:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

Click the link below for information on restoring the OS using DBAR.

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i had upgrade my windows to 8.1, the problem is that i cant install Dell backup & recovery, when i installing and updating PE I get FACTORY SETUP ERROR 5
is there any technical help me please...thx
however...its cant recovery or reset my laptop back to factory image...

just like this photo...
recovery cant... refresh also cant...

A:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

just similar same with my problem, my one is factorysetup error 5, i think its different...
however my recovery software uninstalled, because installed new version need to uninstall old version, after it cant install new version....
then ur laptop can launch recovery or not??my one cant just show above picture.....

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Dear Dell,
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tyied with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article   593906  Published on 2013-01-21  ( relative link http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=593906&doclang=en&l=en&s=dhs   ). Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !!   Current Issue:  after inserting the  3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD.  I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !). As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution.
I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution.   (Model  : inspiron 15  3521)&... Read more

A:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.


Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: http://dell.to/VBwSAh. The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: http://dell.to/VBz1fr and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: http://bit.ly/UUjIs0 and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.

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Home PC (Compaq); I set up different directories for family members; I password protected my own directory.

Time goes on.... computer gets full / cookies / tracking / etc. Finally craps out. I use the Recovery tool to reinstall the operating system. The good news is that the PC is running much better. The bad news is that I can not access my directory. When I try to get to my (old) directory, I get "C:\Documents and Settings\Name is not accessible. Access is denied"

I'm not so much worried about setting up new users and re-accessing all of the settings; I need to get at some of the files under my directory. How can I convince Windows that I should be able to access my own data?

Thank you very much in advance for any help you can give.

A:Solved: Recovering protected directories after Recovery

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A:Lost Recovery USB - Where can I download the ISO for recovering my T450?


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