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Recovery Disk Cracked Beyond Repair

Q: Recovery Disk Cracked Beyond Repair

hi guys im new to this forum , i have a problem that i need help solving ok here i go: a friend just gave me his computer to have a look at, its a Gateway GT series with windows XP media centre edition 2005.
The problem its having is that i will not load the desktop up it loads the bios screen and boot screen, but if left the computer will load with the "windows has not shut down properly please select mode of startup", then says safe mode ect ect and start windows normally, ive tried selecting all these options. the computer loads up as far as the windows logo and the scrolling blue dots underneath then reboots. and starts the process all over again, i have the original boot disk but its cracked all the way through and is unreadable and gateway wont replace it any ideas on how to fix it, i think its an hard drive error but not sure thanks in advance

simon

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Preferred Solution: Recovery Disk Cracked Beyond Repair

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.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Recovery Disk Cracked Beyond Repair

and welcome to the Forum


You can run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here ) to rule out drive failure

You can borrow any OEM version of MCE installation cd and use your product key to install.

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

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



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

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Hi.


I am new here and I need some help. I created a repair disk a few weeks ago but I'm not sure if it'll also work as a recovery CD, meaning that if I need it, it'll reformat my hard drive. Is this disk good enough to reformat my hard drive, or will I have to order recovery discs from Toshiba?


I also wanted to know if, when I forget to plug the battery to the charger, if it creates a hibernation file just to get me to pick up where I left off, if it takes a lot of hard drive space if it does, and if so how can I find that file and delete it just to save hard disk space. This happened to me like 5 times since I got this computer brand new in January.


Thank you so much
Magali.

A:Is Repair Disk same as Recovery Disk?

The Windows Repair/Recovery Discs that you can make from within your computer are used simply to revert to backed up system images, repair your system and use other system maintenance tools from disc.

These discs do not allow you to perform a clean installation (Format, Install).

In order to perform a clean installation you'll need a Installation disc. The company that sold your computer should be able to sell you a copy for the cost of shipping and handling.

Many people attempt to get around this by creating the recovery discs as soon as they get the computer and then creating a system image of that time as well. This gives them the ability to revert to that time using the recovery disc. Personally, I use system imaging to revert to a point where I have all my basic programs and preferences installed, but haven't yet started to install games and other junk.

EDIT: You should purchase the installation discs, but you should also create a system image (a full hard drive backup) once you've installed your basic programs and preferences. This will allow you to revert to a clean Windows installation without the hassle of installing drivers, required programs and all of the other requirements that don't come pre-installed.

I don't trust the native Windows function, instead I use a program called Macrium Reflect. There are many more options including the native function, Norton Ghost and others.

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I have an HP Envy with a recovery partition. I did indeed create a dedicated USB drive that copied the recovery partition from the partition on the hard drive that shipped with the unit.

I wanted to create a restore registry type of system repair disk as you could in Windows 7. However even though I read that the option should appear in the Recovery Options that says: Create a Systems Repair Disk with a CD or DVD (see System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8), that option never appears.

While I do have Acronis as a backup I would like a quick bootable CD/DVD that offers a registry restore option. But perhaps that is what the recovery partition is for and when the time comes it will offer me that option, not sure (????).

Or may be there is a separate .iso I can downlaod and burn like I did for Win 7 32 bit and 64 bit

Thank you in advance
Peter

A:Cannot create Systems Repair Disk only Recovery USB

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I'm running 64 bit win 7 on a Gateway NV79. I was having trouble where windows wouldn't boot. I tried startup repair and it seemed to work until I restarted and it failed to boot again. I came across this page How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows [10 to 20 Minutes] and followed the steps to rebuild the BCD, but when I went to restart I received the Boot/BCD 0xc000000f Error. I tried to run the recovery console from a repair disk but I can't get past the System Recovery Options screen that searches for your operating system. It's been running for several hours but never gets to the options screen where you can choose a recovery tool. Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks,

Walter

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Hi, I recently corrupted my Windows data on my HP Probook 4445s when I was trying to dual-boot Ubuntu. I accidentally formatted a partition after which I am unable to start Windows.

I created a System Repair Disk from my other laptop which has the exact same OS (win 7 64 pro, sp1) and after it showed that the disk was successfully burned, I tried booting with it in my HP laptop.

However, even after changing BIOS settings to boot from CD/DVD I am unable to get it working as no matter which options I try, I get the following error message:

"Bootmgr missing. Press Ctrl+alt+delete to restart"

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 recovery problem using System Repair Disk

It sounds like the disc you created is not bootable, the data cannot be burned to the disc by normal methods, instead you need to use software to create a bootable installation media
Follow step 1 of this tutorial to create a bootable disc or pen drive Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have a toshiba A215 running vista.  It won't get past the microsoft screen that has the green flashing dots at the bottom.
I have gone in to F8- it won't start in safe mode.  When I try to repair it says loading files then goes black.  I have tried to use the recovery disk and it does the same thing (loading files then the black screen).  
I have started up pressing 0 and I get a HDD recovery mode and that is it.
I don't know if this is a virus that is stopping the progression or a hard drive or motherboard issue.  
Would love any advise anyone can offer.
Thanks! 

A:Toshiba A215 won't repair and won't boot from recovery disk

Do you have the installation disc for this version of Vista?

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I will try to make a long story short

Bought my Acer Aspire X3900 approx' 3 months ago, it had windows 7 home premium 64bit. All was fine until I tried running/installing things that worked fine on my old computer that ran XP. After researching the Microsoft site, I bought, download and ugraded to window 7 professional, I downloaded/installed the XP mode. virutal pc stuff and still couldn't run my scanner or ACCU CHECK glucose software. As it turned out, I was going away for 2 weeks so figured I'd worry about the computer when I got home again.
Got home and the pc just kept restarting itself and then crashed. I cannot start it in safe mode, it will not open OS at all. I had made a repair disk as suggested and saved image file to my external hard drive BUT nothing works...Please can anyone help me with this?
The blue screen says:
A problem has been detected and windows has shut down toprevent damage to your computer. NTFS.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restar... Read more

A:blue screen crash-repair/recovery disk won't work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DebraPearse


I will try to make a long story short

Bought my Acer Aspire X3900 approx' 3 months ago, it had windows 7 home premium 64bit. All was fine until I tried running/installing things that worked fine on my old computer that ran XP. After researching the Microsoft site, I bought, download and ugraded to window 7 professional, I downloaded/installed the XP mode. virutal pc stuff and still couldn't run my scanner or ACCU CHECK glucose software. As it turned out, I was going away for 2 weeks so figured I'd worry about the computer when I got home again.
Got home and the pc just kept restarting itself and then crashed. I cannot start it in safe mode, it will not open OS at all. I had made a repair disk as suggested and saved image file to my external hard drive BUT nothing works...Please can anyone help me with this?
The blue screen says:
A problem has been detected and windows has shut down toprevent damage to your computer. NTFS.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowi... Read more

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Hello,

I'm writing about my brother's Samsung R780 laptop (running Windows 7 64 bit), which recently stopped working. When he starts the computer, he gets the following error: "Windows Error Recovery." Searching around online led us to create a system repair disk on my laptop (which also runs Windows 7). When we boot with the disk in the drive, a prompt asking for our language (which is greyed out so we can't change it) and our keyboard (which we can change) appears. Without changing the keyboard option, we press 'next' and then it freezes.

We've also tried the 'repair your computer' option in the Advanced Boot Options, but it also freezes.

We don't know what else to try. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

A:"Windows Error Recovery." System Repair Disk Didn't Fix

See this link if it helps http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/quebecmisc/thread/12806c89-3592-4748-83dd-5b55eabec5a1

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There is a large reference book on Win 7 called Windows 7 Inside and Out.

Even in this big book only a couple pages are on repair. I have recently moved to Win 7 from XP.
The repair routine on the XP installer cd got me out of a lot of jams.

But now it seems I need to make a separate repair cd on Win 7 through the System Image Recovery.
Even this assumes that Win7 is going does it not?

How can I build a repair cd that boots and restores the MBR where the usual problem
is after an unexpected power out or shutdown?

My most common instance of having the HD go bad is having an interrupted clone job
using Norton Ghost.

If image recovery is the wrong place to start, please give the how - to to make
a bootable repair cd/dvd.

A:Build a Repair disk with Win7 System Image Recovery

Seasons Greetings
Listen to me. I and many members of this forum, do not get overly involved with repairs etc. Just download the free Macrium Reflect, it allows you to make an image on an external hard drive. No matter what your problem, just repair with a current image. It saved me several times. I do not know about Norton, but using Macrium is the place to start.
If you still want a repair disc, this will help
System Repair Disc - Create

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Hey guys,

The HDD on my laptop recently took a turn for the worst and started clicking like crazy - it's always been a little faulty, but the PC wouldn't boot successfully for a few days After a few small knocks to try and loosen the head, the drive now works properly - I used Puppy Linux, running from a USB pen, to try and backup a few files, but it then informed me that the filesystem required checking. I downloaded a Windows 7 recovery disk, booted it up and the automatic repair utility informed me that there were startup issues I could correct relating to the filesystem....that was three days ago. The drive is spinning, and the recovery environment appears to be working, but my disk is only 500GB large, and I'm not entirely sure whether it should be taking this long - before I selected the automatic repair utility, I tried to run ChkDsk /r from the command line, but I was informed that the drive was locked. Could this be the issue? I have seen on a few forums that the drive being regarded as locked is a known and easily resolved issue, and I'd really like to know if it's safe to do a hard restart while the recovery disk claims to be repairing the filesystem.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual SeaGate 500GB HDDs. 4GB DDR3 RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, if that helps any. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard drive repair running from Windows 7 Recovery Disk for 3 days?

It may never stop. You'll probably have to shut it down. There are no repairs that take that long.

But it doesn't look too good for that hard drive. Is it encrypted or password-protected?
 

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I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows Recovery Environment (repaired) These were my only choices. I could not get to the Recovery Console or other menu without accepting the repair. Right now, nothing is broken. Windows boots normally every day. I am afraid if I let the new disk make a "repair," it may really give me a problem. What to do? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had not made a repair disk before because I had installed Acronis backup, which prevented it. It was only yesterday that I found the registry edits needed after uninstalling Acronis so that Windows Backup would run.

A:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I wouldn't be afraid of running an offered Repair, and would probably after reboot go back to run a couple more Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything else. It isn't going to harm anything and may find more to correct as it already has.

You can also post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us if it's correctly configured.

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System : WinXP SP3 on a Packard Bell something or other, 8yrs old.

I'll start by saying that I've had no heart stopping problems since January this year until........

I recently un-installed ESET security suite after 60 day (trouble free) trial expired. I then discovered my XP F/Wall was unable to load as Windows couldn't find the "ICS" (module?), I gave up on that for a while and tried a couple of 3rd party options but after spending more time answering pop up questions on whether to allow or dis-allow (3 in 1 s/ware d/load ? OTT !) I decided to do a disc recovery to regain the XP F/wall.

During the disc recovery, it announced that it couldn't find a total of 11 .dll/.exe files ** (I thought that was what recovery was for ?!?), I was given the option of manually finding them which I did. All went well until 5 minutes to the end when it announced that :~
''Windows cannot load the Internet Configuration Library ( ICFGNT.DLL ).
The Following error occured: The specified module could not be found.''
On clicking OK no option to locate this was given and the recovery run continued to the end.

At this point (as it does) it went to the start position, went through the BIOS (? push F2 or 12) screen and white progress bar and promptly jumped back to the start position and has been doing this loop ever since.

I ran a floppy NTLDR which I discovered gets you as far as I can anyway !!

I then un-plugged all (both, mouse and wireless !) peripherals and ... Read more

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In Windows 10 we create a recovery drive accessed by typing ?Create a Recovery drive? in Cortana search bar. This recovery drive allows us to potentially repair our Windows and or restore an Image.
Further in Windows 10 Microsoft has restored the Backup & Recovery process from Windows 7 and has labelled it as such, Backup and Recovery (Windows 7).
As part of the setup up process in Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) we are asked on one final screen to confirm our settings and then click ?Save the setting and run backup?. On this screen there is a warning that ?A system repair disk maybe required to restore an Image.? The ?Repair? (or Start) disk is a Windows 7 concept.

My question. Can I definitely restore the Image created by the ?Backup and Recovery (Windows 7)? process with the Windows 10 recovery drive (USB flash drive) or do I still need to create an old windows 7 Start / Repair disk?
I think the wording in the warning needs to be updated. If the Windows 10 recovery drive is required then it should state a ?Recovery drive? maybe needed or it should state a Windows 7 repair disk is required.

Any clarification would be appreciated. I also use Image for Windows, from Terabyte inc., to "Image" by boot drive.

Thanks

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My P50 is less than two months old and it has developed two cracks in the palmrest.  They both run almost the entire depth of the palmrest.  I use the laptop 80% of the time in a docking station, so the amount of time that the palm rest has been in contact with anything is minimal.  This is disappointing from a new laptop.
 
P50Crack01.jpg
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P50Crack03.jpg
 
I'll contact Lenovo and see what they can do for me.  I REALLY don't want to have to send the whole thing back to Lenovo since I am self employed and my whole business is basically on it.
 
How to I contact Lenovo about a crack in the case?  I can only find contacts for "Place an Order", "Check on an Order", and "Return".  I don't want to do any of those.
 
 
 

A:P50: Cracked Palmrest Repair

Call the service support line. Give them the model number, serial number. The keyboard bezel is a CRU (customer replaceable unit). The is a service video that will guide you through the removal and install steps. Should take you about 10 minutes tops to complete.
 
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=1129&key=TGVuZw==

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My P50 is less than two months old and it has developed two cracks in the palmrest.  They both run almost the entire depth of the palmrest.  I use the laptop 80% of the time in a docking station, so the amount of time that the palm rest has been in contact with anything is minimal.  This is disappointing from a new laptop. P50Crack01.jpgP50Crack02.jpgP50Crack03.jpg I'll contact Lenovo and see what they can do for me.  I REALLY don't want to have to send the whole thing back to Lenovo since I am self employed and my whole business is basically on it. How to I contact Lenovo about a crack in the case?  I can only find contacts for "Place an Order", "Check on an Order", and "Return".  I don't want to do any of those.   

A:Cracked Palmrest Repair

Call the service support line. Give them the model number, serial number. The keyboard bezel is a CRU (customer replaceable unit). The is a service video that will guide you through the removal and install steps. Should take you about 10 minutes tops to complete.
 
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=1129&key=TGVuZw==

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I bought a Lenovo 910 in December. Upgraded the warranty to onsite and added the damage protection. Good thing I did. I now have a cracked screen. So, you say, good thing you got those extra coverages, right? Hold on just a minute. I've learned that "cracked screens" cannot be replaced in the field. They have to be shipped to a repair depot.  I'm so frustrated I could scream. Cracked screen (with no trauma I'm aware of) and now I'm told to repair it I need to be with out it for who knows how long. The story could have gone like this: "Contacted Lenovo, a tech came to may office, replaced the screen and now I'm right as rain! Lenovo is awesome!" Instead, the story goes like this: "Contacted Lenovo. No joy. I have a new computer with a cracked screen that I must now use in a cracked state for the rest of its life because I cannot be without my means of making a living for who knows how long. Lenovo sucks!"

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I purchased a new laptop three months ago and noticed a crack when I recieved it, within the week I called HP Support and had it sent to a repair facility. The estimated delivery date was delayed a total of five times until I finally requested that the device be sent back to me after about a three month wait period. The repair method appeared to take a far too unreasonable amount of time and I was losing a lot of productivity during that period. Is there some other HP support method which is quicker where I could get a fully functioning device?

A:Cracked Screen Repair Delay

@aaron5iu9

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Can't open a browser or Task Manager or much else for that matter.

GMER and DDS Logs info below:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Jenan at 18:24:16 on 2012-09-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2934.1461 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_471277d5d45019ea\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Secure.file-recovery-software - False Repair security check malware - Hard Disk Error detected

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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The problem is ona HP laptop running windows 7. bought ~ 2009-2010. Not sure if 32 or 64 bit. Running Norton antivirus. My other windows 7 computer at home is 64 bit.

I searched forum here but did not see a solution.

Norton was updated recently on this laptop.

when you turn the computer on it immediately goes to a screen that is white with fake black cracks and holes. Believe it is a virus(no idea what name). Looks the same way every time it is turned on. I am 100% sure the screen is not physically broken.

Rebooted machine machine and it goes straight to this white screen does not show any windows or other symbols. I did notice that the light indicating capslock turned on before this screen popped up. Hitting capslock again does not fix it. It does not respond to any keystrokes when white screen is up.

Rebooted machine and immediately and repeatedly hit f8 for safe mode and it did no good. Same issue Saw a suggestion that HPs use F11 and same outcome. I tried this several times. One time F11 prevented white screen from coming up but computer turned off. rebooted and tried f2 and that did no good.

I do not have a recovery disc. I am the original owner but cannot find the discs.

What is the best ( an alternate) way(s) to fix this? Hoping for a solution that does not involve removing hard drive and one that I can do at home.

I saw suggestions for hitman.exe and recovery discs and boot discs etc but they require safe mode which I cannot access. Can I scan fro... Read more

A:Virus white cracked screen cannot boot or repair, win 7, how do i fix?

Could you take a clear picture of the white screen and post it?

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image or a file to a post. Press the ALT and PrntScrn keys at the same time, this will capture only the active window to use in Paint or your preferred graphics editor.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
You may also upload a photo or image you already have as you would a file, without using the Snipping tool.

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When I took my computer off my desk the other day in order to carry it to my work, I found out that the lid had cracked, just underneath the Lenovo brand name, so the front part of the lid comes off and I can see the screen between. I went into my local Lenovo ThinkCenter and asked them to repair this problem, but they said this kind of damage is not covered by the warranty. I stand by it that this is a case of material weakness and it ought to be covered. The product simply doesn't correspond to what is promised. Also, I'm afraid that the crack may have caused one of the WiFi antennas to break, besides further impacting the structural integrity of the computer. The computer had never fallen, been hit nor has any it been exposed to any kind of impact. It is also only 2 months old. Of course, this is hard to prove, but there are no other signs of damage on the exterior, which would be the case if it had indeed fallen. And this is a Thinkpad, they're supposed to be able to withstand a certain degree of impact anyway. My X200 went through some seriously rough jungle and never had any problem. The reason I had bought another Thinkpad after my X200 - despite a below-average screen resolution and an above-average price - was their superior customer support. If my issue is not dealt with properly, if it cannot be repaired for free and within a couple of working days, this will be my last ever Lenovo. These are business machines and when you pay for 3 years of internat... Read more

A:X230 lid cracked: material weakness - Lenovo won't repair

My thinkpad W530 had similar problem, had you solved your problems?

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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and  i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
 
 
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........

A:system recovery deleted every time + cant create system repair disk

1.  You're actually talking about two separate things here.  Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery.  This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2.  The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer.  If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1.  Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2.  Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!

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So, I installed Windows 10 last week. Yesterday I explored a bit and discovered Windows Edge, their new email/ outlook client. I attached my personal Gmail address to the service as well as my corporate address. My corporate account required me to create a new password that fit my company's security standards, which I did, but, after feeling like my company address was restricting how I use my personal home computer, I removed that address. Here's where I get fuzzy, I cannot, for the life of me remember, if I changed my password back to one that didn't conform to my company's security standards or if I left it alone. All I know is that once my computer locked later that night, I was unable to get back in. I've tried every permutation of every password, including that corporate password, I've ever used with no success.

I do not have a password reset disk nor do I have a system repair disk with which to reinstall Windows 10.

So, how screwed am I? Will I have to reinstall Windows 7, the last OS I have a disk for, and hope I can reupgrade to Windows 10?

P.S.
I did not attach my MSN email address (aka my Microsoft Account) to my computer, so resetting my password that way is a no go.
 

A:Forgot Windows 10 password, no repair or password recovery disk.

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It seems many in the Forum are having an issue with corruption either of the User account and/or Windows that may be a result of Malware and/or User error, and suddenly find themselves without the means to fix or re-install Windows Vista.

If your system is up and running without issue, or you plan to upgrade your hard drives in the future, be proactive and create your own Vista O/S Recovery Disk now. For those even with a Vista DVD, and/or a Recovery Partition the time saved in means of Driver and Program re-installation is a fraction of what it would take you to painstakingly reinstall Windows/Updates/drivers/Programs in the event of unrecoverable failure or error.

If you have a Vista Retail/Upgrade/OEM disk (as opposed to recovery media), and are having problems, there is also a a way to "repair" Vista without losing your Data/Programs.

Here is how:

1. Create your own Recovery Disk for free:
Requires DVD's, and/or External Hard Drive at least 250GB in size (recommended)

Download and Install Paragon's free Disk imaging software (drive backup), This will create a Bootable Recovery Image of your entire Hardrive and Installed Partitions.
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

Set up Vista's File Backup Utility to backup weeekly:
Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Backup and Restore Center

HOW IT WORKS:
In the event of catastrophic failure, boot into Recovery image, and reinstall, then res... Read more

A:How to repair/create a Vista Recovery disk for those Without a Vista Installation DVD

Thanks Rive. Good info.

Admin: This should be a sticky.

~Lordbob

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Hello,

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

Now, i have two questions to ask...

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

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

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

Help please.....

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Having been helped by so many on this forum, I thought I'd help someone who doesn't have a Vista Repair Disk (...like ME!) and need one badly (...like ME!). Out of pure frustration and out of all other options to resurrect someone elses computer, I stuck in my WINDOWS 7 REPAIR DISK and it actually worked and repaired the Vista startup problems!!! Give it a try the next time you hose up Vista startup. My thinking was ...Windows 7 is a close "cousin" of Vista... why not?

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

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

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

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Hi all - my laptop refuses to boot and when I start in repair mode I get the BSOD with just the cursor visible and nothing happens.

If I reboot in safe mode then it hangs at windows\system\drivers\bootdefragdriver.sys

I have researched and believe this driver is linked to Glarys Utilities, but am obviously unable to uninstall the program or driver because I can't boot into Windows.

I therefore downloaded an ISO file and created a USB boot disk (as per one of your tutorials) with the intention of rebooting into repair mode, but when I boot from the USB and press F8, there is no repair mode option. All it does it try to reinstall windows from scratch, which I am reluctant to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions of how I can either delete the bad driver (if that is indeed the problem) or how I can still get into repair mode from the USB drive?

Many thanks

A:BSOD upon repair mode, UBS boot disk created but no repair option

I think if you don't want to reinstall then you could try booting the laptop with a Linux live cd/usb and renaming/deleting bootdefragdriver.sys and seeing if that helps

Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup

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Just an interesting tidbit of information: That's the story from The Inquirer.

No forum rules violated here--just the story, not the crack.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24961

The hackers just ain't givin' up.
 

A:Cracked Windows anti-crack cracked claim

Nothing new here - LongHorn/Vista will probable be cracked before it comes out too.
 

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I originally was experiencing a BSOD every time my notebook was off power supply and found several comments on the web that said to completely uninstall Norton 360 with the NRT which I did, and did not change the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. So I continued to look for solutions and found the jcgriff2 MVP Driver Verifier posts, created a Win7 Pro 32 Repair Disk and followed jcgriff2's instructions to perform the Driver Verifier process. I experienced a BSOD during the process that informed that a driver had exceed allocated memory. I then tried to boot the repair disk which attempted to perform a Startup Repair, but failed saying the 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. There appear to be no options to restore the computer using the repair disk. When I view the startup repair details the problem is 'Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck d6. Parameters = 0xb6dd1000, 0x0, 0xaa20fc0c, 0x0. Error Code 0x490 I've looked in my C:\windows\minidump folder and there are no current *.dmp files for the BSODs I've experienced today since my effort to run Drivers Verifier!! The most recent is 7/22/2011 at 8:09AM, long before I attempted the Driver Verifier process. What's going on and how do I recover to the Repair Disk image so I can get my computer back??

A:HELP - Can't Repair Verify Drivers BSODs with Repair Disk

How to Enable a Memory.dmp File Capture Using the Graphical User Interface or the Registry

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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

A:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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I have an Alienware M11x with Windows 7. This brand of Alienware laptops "does not" have a disk drive, so a windows 7 boot disk is useless even if I had one, which I don't. I tried to start up this laptop today and Windows will not load. it goes to startup repair, and startup repair will not fix the issue. So I don't know how to fix this issue and get windows 7 to load. Every tutorial I
find online say "use the boot disk." I don't have a boot disk, as I said this laptop doesn't even have a disk drive built in.
 

A:Win 7 Startup Repair Not Working. No boot disk or laptop disk drive.

Use a windows 7 boot usb drive, that you can make your self for free?
 

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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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Currently I am unable to boot my Windows 7 Pro OS on my Lenovo X230 Thinkpad which has been working well for sometime dual booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3.I bought the laptop 2nd hand while it still had a valid warranty although it has since expired on 29/5/16.I had a problem with an external USB 3 1TB HD being used with a Samsung smart TV for recording and pausing programs, the TV failed to recognise the HD when connected.After rebooting the laptop with the HD attached I believe the Windows 7 MBR has been corrupted preventing the OS from loading.My Linux Mint OS is still perfoming fine.The reason for my post here is that I am unable to access the Repair option when booting up from an external USB DVD-RW drive with a generic Windows 7 Pro install disk downloaded and burnt onto a DVD.I have tried 32Bit and 64Bit versions.Also a version which I believe was "OEM".The Windows 7 Pro install disk loads but when the Repair option is selected returns a message about using an incompatible OS disk.I believe that this is because the Windows OS originally installed is a Lenovo "OA" version rather than full retail.It seems hard to believe that this gives Microsoft the right to restrict my access to the disk repair facility by which I was going to restore the MBR to enable my installed OS to load again.Microsoft it appears advises users to go to the vendor to resolve the issue. On the label under the battery the OS is listed as:-Windows 7 Pro OA for LenovoX1693704It seems that w... Read more

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Recently questions were raised as to what functions are available on the System Repair CD - Create that Windows 7 will create and burn to a CD.



These clips are are from a 32 bit CD I made:
Insert the CD in the CD / DVD drive and reboot the computer.
When requested, "Hit any key to boot from CD."

Select the Language and click next.



Windows will search for an Operating System to repair.



You can choose to restore a System Image you created,
or go the Recovery Tools screen.



These are the same utilities available through the Install DVD,
or via the function of the 100 MB System Partition (if installed).



Tapping the F8 key before Windows loads (Safe Mode) opens this menu:



Selecting "Repair Your Computer" also opens the "System Recovery Options" menu,
but requires a password to proceed.




Cheers!
Robert

Please find a complete list of related tutorials here:


System Repair Disc - Create

System Recovery Options

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

How to Boot to the Advanced Boot Options in Windows 7

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A:Repair CD - System Repair Disk

Thank you for putting this together, it is great to have a bit of insight before venturing into something

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I have run the Win 7 repair cd several times and the message always comes back that the repair disk could not fix the problem. What is it good for?

My installation goes down for apparently no reason-- earlier or later the same day a blue screen will happen and the Win 7 repair mode kicks in.

But the original question stands? What does the Win 7 repair disk ever do? At least the XP repair routine
actually did a repair on occasion and the MBR could be fixed etc.

A:Why does Windows 7 Repair disk never seem to repair anything?

For me the Win 7 repair has always worked and fixed the issue(s).
The issue is usually caused by me screwing around with disk structure / partitions.

If by "blue screen" you mean BSOD, that's not what I've had to deal with, so you have a different problem.
There is a SF BSOD sub-forum with experts that can help with that:
BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here is the BSOD posting instructions:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

hth,
David

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

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

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

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

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

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer

A:How to recovery registry from formatted disk? not recovery files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by siluet206


I know how to recovery files, that is using software Ontrack EasyRecovery, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, iCare Format Recovery, etc

but i need to recovery an info that is in registry, from formatted disk

what software or how to do this?

*old os is windows xp, that i wanted to get an info in the registry
*new os now is windows 7 32 bit, but i am no using it again now, to recovery the disk in another computer


Are you booted to win7 now? Is winxp disk also connected? If so... what is the winxp drive letter (from wihtin win7)?

What registry key do you want to examine?

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I suspect a hard drive failure on my old notebook (2009 vintage)
HP Pavilion dv4-1530ca
Model: VM160UA#ABC
[Personal information removed]
Windows 7 - 64 bit SP1
 
BIOS Version/Date  Insyde F.67, 29/11/2010
Memory upgrade from 4 to 8 GB (2015)
 
I have been through the recovery process - several times using my 4 recovery disks.
All hardware has been removed from the laptop (e.g. the mouse - memory still at 8 GB)
Each time the recovery process goes to completion and then I see  Error 0xe0f00013
 
I have done a Google search and ended up at this HP site.
 
Question #1:  What this error code mean?
 
Does it mean a hard drive failure? If so, is there a compatible hard drive that I can use to replace it. I have read of users have replaced there hard drive with a 'hybrid' drive that will not function.
 
Question #2: Can I recover from this error? If so how?
 
Thanks

A:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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Hello everbody, a reluctant famliy computer fixer here,
so here's the story-
we have a Gateway GM 5474 desktop computer that had the hard drive fail,
here are the computer specs that I started out with:

ProcessorAMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+, 64-bit dual core processor

Operates at 3.0 GHz
2 x 1024 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
MemoryInstalled: 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs)

Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive


Optical Drive: DVD ±RW, 16X super multi-format dual layer drive

Write max: 16X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

DirectX® 10 and Blu-ray™ / HD DVD™ capable
One DVI-I port with HDCP
One HDMI port
One S-Video port (includes DVI-VGA Dongle)
AudioIntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition AudioNetwork SupportIntegrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet

Modem56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem

Power Supply400 watt

VideoNVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009568/1009568sp2.shtml

I took that hard drive out and replaced it with a

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

1TB maximum storage capacity
Serial ATA interface
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
72... Read more

A:Solved: hard disk replcemnt reloading vista mc from recovery disk

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

A:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hey Guys,

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

My Situation

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

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

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

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

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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I have a Qosmio G40-108 and it works fine although the disk drive is not reading disks any longer, possibly because of a motherboard failure as I replace the drive with a brans new one and it is still not working, but my problem is this..... I have the Product Recovery Disk , I tried to copy it on a USB and reinstall the OS from the USB and the software start loading a page with the Toshiba logo asking to insert the Recovery Disk in the drive F: that I can`t no longer use as it is broken. How can I prevent the disk from asking to insert the disk in the drive F:? Are there any lines on the recovery disk so that the laptop can install from the USB without using the disk?

I managed to install a generic Windows Vista 32 bit downloaded from a website and my serial key is working with it but I really would like to reinstall the original software
P.S. Product Recovery is for Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and just in case there is also a serial number on the disk GMR400766ENG

A:Qosmio G40-108 - prevent product recovery disk do ask to insert disk

I don't have experience with this but I found interesting article about creating recovery USB - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Maybe you will be able to create recovery USB stick. Check it out.

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