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external harddisk crashed after system restore - recover

Q: external harddisk crashed after system restore - recover

[not sure if this is teh right section of forum for this post, hope so]
hi, my friend with windows 8.1 64bit has done a system restore with 2 external usb2 harddisks attached. all programs have been deleted and one of the external hdd's has 'crashed' - the other is fine. the crashed one has its driveletter turned into a small partition names 'restore' and the most part of the hdd as a no-driveletter raw partition. the second ext hdd was okay and retained readable data and driveletter.

I have already tried restoring the crashed hdd with third party recovery software, but only a collection of flac audio's are readble after restoring tot the (spacey) internal c harddrive. the majority of mkv's avi's and dvd videos on the hdd are unreadble.

My question is, as the original driveletter of the crashed external usb hdd is now one named 'recovery' , can this hdd (where i manually assigned a new driveletter to the data part of this crashed hdd, which is not readble, save by recovery sw)
be more effectively restored somehow by windows recovery system itself?
If so, how do i go about that task?
(Windows 8.1 itself from inetrnal c drive runs okay, although i had to reinstall all the user installed software)
I am an advanced windows 7 user but have not had much expierience with win8(.1) recovery useage.

help would be nice.

regards, RR

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Preferred Solution: external harddisk crashed after system restore - recover

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Hello forum members. I need ur help. My company is in problem. A month ago one of our cust gave a external HDD for analysis its condition. So we took it and we told it would take some time as we were busy with our work. We could not complete the operation within the time so we returned the HD without any changes. After few days back the cust calls us back claiming that we have stolen his data from the Ext HD. As we didn't see any data present in that, he expects us to make the recovery . He has also given a Police complaint now, which our manager has to face the summons now. The cust is asking for the recovery and he even not negotiating for money. Our manager is speaking serious honestly with this matter. So if I/We can recover data from it, what are the steps to be taken? A company named Stellar Is charging 80,000 INR for the recovery. Please Help.
 

A:Need Help To Recover Dead External HardDisk

Hi! @purshupro I don't know what you have tried. My suggestion would be to get help from a professional. IMHO that would GRC.
https://www.grc.com/intro.htm

https://www.grc.com/video/wid.mp4
 

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Problem:--- When I connect my external USB 3.0 Western digital hard disk to my system, system is hanged. Showing that some external source is added to the system( USB icon in Tray icon ) but not able to see in the system.

Device manager recognizes it as a USB device under Hard Disk, but disk management calls it unknown and not initialized.
No drive letter is shown under my computer. There is no Symptoms like any extra sound, or spinning down, it is showing normal behavior.

Goal: Try to recover my jpgs, doc, and txt files.
It had an NTFS partition and no special software was used to maintain the external hard drive, nor was an operating system installed on it. Just basic files.If it matters, My computer is a windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit DELL laptop.
 

A:External hard drive crashed, How to recover data?

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Dear All, 
I have ran into an issue. One of my windows machine has got crashed and we are getting a blank screen, already tried recovery options, refresh option, restore, etc., but it requires actual media disk which has been lost. So, practically, I don't have the
actual media as well as recover disk, nor the OEM license key. 
Could you please help me recovering the license key? How to recover the system without loosing license key? The installed version was Windows 8.1
Thank you in advance. 

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Hello,
 
I am trying to copy data from my previous laptop (windows does not work on that one) to a new computer.
I have removed the 2.5" harddisk, put it into an external sata enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop.
First it says  i need to format it to read it!
Then I see two drives, E: and G:, with G being as "system reserved" (71MB free of 99MB), and E is just 0 bytes.
My harrdisk is 500GB.
How can I read my files on it?
Can you please help me?
 
Thanks
 

A:"system reserved" on external harddisk drive

With the drive attached to your computer, open Disk Management. How does it list the partition with zero bytes? Does it list the partition as RAW?

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My Lenovo T60 crashed and was not able to be repaired. I do not know what caused my laptop to crash, but according to the PC Tech, the hard drive was reformatted. To be honest, I am here in the Philippines and did not bring my recovery disks with me & I am not so sure about the technical ability of the PC Tech.

That being said, he installed Windows XP Professional on my laptop and partitioned my hard drive. I have a 250 GB Western Digital HD. Before my laptop crashed, the drive was NOT partitioned. After the installation, I now have two drives, C, with 40 GB and D, with about 200 GB.

I lost a lot of photos and music, and other important documents. I decided to try to recover some of these files and used Recuva. The good news is that a lot of missing documents can be recovered. While listing the files and looking at them, I noticed that I had several System Restore points that I can recover.

My question is, can I use the most recent System Restore point that I recover and use that to reinstall all the missing software? I had MS Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio 2007, MS Project 2007, and other software that I do not have the installation disks with me.

From what I have read, System Restore will reinstall the system (registry, files, and software only) and not the My Documents folder.

If this can work, where do I put the system restore file? If need be, I can delete the new partition and resize the C partition, restore, and then repartition the hard drive afterwards.
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.
 

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

A:Computer crashed. Have backup of complete file system. Any way to recover Office

 
I have a complete file system backup.

 
Is this a back-up - in that you copied over the fiies and folders you wanted to protect - or is it clone of the drive ?  If it's a clone you should just be able to reinstate it on the new computer. If it is a file copy back-up then it will not contain the keys you are looking for as they are stored in the registry to the best of my knowledge.
 
Can you not just re-install Office 2013 from whatever media you installed it before, it will have the authentication key on or with it ?  Unlike Windows you can install MS Office on as many computers as you have a licence for. If it is a single use licence you can move it from one computer to another so long as it is uninstalled from the previous one.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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I was recently helped by Jack & Jill in another forum.

www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic410391.html/page__p__2341595__fromsearch__1#entry2341595

I received clearance from the Malware forum to create this post.

After my topic was closed, I installed the updated Windows Vista Service Pack (the one I had was outdated). Upon completion of update my system crashed. I cannot even run System Restore (it never reaches completion).
When I try to start my computer I get the following message:
!!0xc0000034!! 185/49206 (program_files_windows_nt_tabletextservice_...)

Unfortunately I do not have any recovery CDs. Any help is greatly appreciated,
Maureen

A:System Crashed - Unable to utilize System Restore

Can you start up in safe mode?

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We have Windows7 and an exterior drive backup. This exterior backup advised us this morning that a partition was full.

We tried to shut the system down - and it asked if we wanted to 'correct' something in the system (it said it was trying to decide). We opted to 'save' the changes and were prompted to reboot the system,

When the computer came back on - there was a white line across the middle of the screen, changed to black and the whole screen 'faded to black'.

Since then, we have tried a variety of things

We did ALT F10 - the system goes to Windows and the Ace restore menu

We did a system restore (NOT FULL)

Then we got

Error Code 1392 The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

I SOOOOOOOOOO hope someone can give us a little direction to get this thing back up and running

One of the back up files says it was created in Sept 7 - and we cannot get into it. For some reason - the ongoing back up is not showing any more recent date than Sept

We DO NOT want to lose the data that hopefully is still in the computer

Any suggestions would really be appreciated - thank you
 

A:system crashed and won't restore

That sounds like your hard (external) disk is corrupted. Who is the maker on the drive?

Ryan.
 

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I've been blue screening so I tried to do a system restore to an earlier time and I blue screened in the middle of it. Now I have a bunch of old programs I used to have and I can't uninstall any of them. It will say it's in use or there's an error when running the set up. What can I do? Also all program icons in the little task box are invisible except for avast.

A:Tried to do a system restore but crashed and now can't uninstall

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi,
 
Toshiba L750, core i5 - win-7 64bit installed. 4gb ram, 600gb HDD,
50gb os, 250gb, 250gb partitions. 8gb Virtual memory on 3rd partition.
 
Used sparingly and working fine until a few days ago. I heard some faint whirling sound (probably the HDD) and in some time the OS crashed.
It went into an infinite loop of shutting down and rebooting trying to recover the system.
 
At some time, I chose command prompt and ran chkdsk on all the partitions chkdsk /f /r
 
It seemed to work, although the computer was only half as fast.
 
After a couple of boots, I only get a blank screen and a cursor at left hand top, post the bios screen.
 
Has my harddisk crashed? If so, how do I get it working back, either with the same HDD or another one
The data is not really important to me ( I have a back up on my desktop)
 
Thanks in advance for your help

A:Has my harddisk crashed ?

Yes it sounds like it.  Here is a video showing you how to replace it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTUrXrAa1U

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Halo.I have replaced my harddisk after a crashed. Never made a recovey disk. How to get the notebook working again.What to do? Must I buy a new OS for the machine and where to buy?

A:Harddisk crashed

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. If your computer originally came with Windows preinstalled, your computer is eligable to original Windows. You can purchase and use HP Recovery media to restore your PC to factory default condition. HP Recovery media might not work if your new HDD is smaller (with smaller capacity) than the original one >> e.g. original one is 500 GB , new one is 128 GB. Please, post this information:>> your full computer model and PN  >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108>> country where you are and where you bought the PC from  Looking forward to your reply.

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Hallo,
 
my laptop, Compaq presario, crashed 2 days ago.
 
I took of the harddisk and i put another one.
 
I installed the windows home premium again , everything is working perfectly, only the sound.
 
The icon is there down in the toolbare and when i play music or something with sound, i see that there is  little bit of movement , but i hear nothing.
 
No sound comes out, i tried almost everything and still nothing.
 
who can help me please?? you are my last resource.
 
Regards
tanya

A:harddisk crashed

When you say 'everything' what did you try?
Did you try updating the drivers?
Did you make sure the volume is full from the speaker icon in the taskbar?
Did you make sure no sounds are muted when you click on mixer?
Are you using external speakers/headphones?

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Hi there.

New and a bit panicked. I have an acer aspire E15 laptop. this morning it kept freezing. i attempted a system restore. black lines overtook the screen. Now nothing comes on the screen and the laptop keeps trying to to turn itself on. if i hold down the power button it stops but if i hit it again it just goes back into loop. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but if anyone can help i would be eternally thankful.
 

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all,

I have accidentally deleted a folder that had 500 avi files in it...so about 400GB worth of data. These are large of course, so the recycle bin can't handle them. they are always deleted directly. Does anyone know if I'm out of hope as to getting them back?

My system restore on vista 64-bit did absolutely nothing. Unfortunately for me, I never have created a backup of my files through the backup wizard.

I am currently running Recuva File Recovery, but if that doesn't work, can anyone suggest some magic? thanks!

(something is strange here though, because after restoring the system to the point at which I should've had the videos on there, the 'bar' under the c drive shows correctly for memory usage, but the 'caption' does not. see attached image...)

A:system restore - recover avi's

First, System Restore does not affect data in any way. It does not recover deleted data or remove data added since the restore point - it leaves data completely alone so it will not work to resolve this type of problem.

Which version of Vista are you using - there may be another way depending on what version you have. Well, rather than wait, let me just explain and if the situation applies then great and if not, you'll have a new program you should install to essentially provide the same feature on your version.

If you have Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, or Vista Enterprise you may be in luck. They have what is known as Shadow Copies which are saves of deleted or modified files which can be retrieved in case the changes/deletions were done in error. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/shadow-copy.aspx with further information on how to use this feature at: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/howdoi/?p=145.

If you have Vista Basic or Vista Premium, Shadow Copies is not available; however, there's an alternative that's free and mirrors the functionality of Shadow Copies called Shadow Explorer. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/recover-files-with-shadow-copies-on-any-version-of-windows-vista/. Though it won't help you this time, it could very well save you in case this happens again.

Files aren't actually deleted until they are overwritten (though they're no longer available through conventional methods). If you decide to try these recovery ... Read more

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Hey everyone, just a quick question I've been wondering about. While a system restore has been suggested to me (and worked) for many problems, just as I have suggested it to other people, what does it actually do? I understand the basic concept of it, and even some of the details, but what I'd like to know is more of those details. (Ex. If I uninstalled Microsoft Word on my computer and then did a System Restore would it be recovered? If I deleted a school paper and then did a System Restore would it be recovered?)
 

A:What Does System Restore Recover?

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Let me try to break down what happened during this week with as much detail as I can after something stupid I did:
 
I was looking up information for an MMO game that I played when I clicked on a website, my eyes barely noticing the "this sight might be hacked" notification below it. It looked legit and I got the info I needed; closed out and realized my entire internet was down. I couldn't test if it was just me who had this problem or if any other members of my family also had the problem. At any rate, I treated it like a virus; went into safe mode, used the programs that are constantly featured here on the forums that helped me before.
About an hour later, I finally removed that blasted thing. Things went smoothly, but then I noticed things like a yellow triangle with an exclamation point with my google chrome account. After that was when the problems started getting bad. I also had noticed my antivirus was not starting up; even on safe mode, the antivirus was like "dead." I couldn't do anything with the icon.
Google Chrome stopped downloading anything and everything after constant /longer usage; this was weird and every single time I reinstalled/uninstalled, the problem would not fix itself. I could download anything else on Firefox, IE, but not Chrome.
Eventually, I started trying to do System Restore and I kept getting errors, so whatever it was messed up my system restore or ability to do it. I restarted my computer, etc; then realized Windows 8 kept locking ... Read more

A:Okay. So... I am not sure if I'll be able to recover my system restore.

What programs have you used to scan for viruses or malware?

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it froze during system restore on 12-20-16  it wont load up past the dell logo 
not sure what is wrong with it..
who do i send it to as its under warranty to get fixed by Dell techs?

A:Dell inspiron 3542 crashed during system restore

Before you contact Dell Technical Support, I like to suggest you power off system, remove AC adapter, and then remove battery. Press "Power On" button for 15 seconds to release status flea power. Replace battery, adapter, and then power on system. Hopefully computer work normally.
Inspiron 15 3542 Owner's Manual

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Hi to all,

When I format my hardrive and re-installed win7, I realized that I did not backup some of my very important files. I ran Recover My Files software and recovered some of my files but not all. Later, I realized that there also recovered many system restore files about 17gig under "System Volume Information".

I was wondering if there is any software that can get the files in these recovered system files. OR is there a way to restore these files using the same or different machine?

Thank you

Jeff

A:Is it possible to recover System Restore Files from another HD?

System restore generally only backups system files and registry values, unless you specifically tell it otherwise, it will not make backups of your private or my doc area files. Now that you've reformatted + written new data the odds of a complete recovery of just about anything is pretty limited. Unless you are now on a different hard drive than you were before. If that's the case all you really need to do is take ownership of the files on the old drive, you should then be able to pull them off.

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My Windows XP had a very strange glitch happen the other day where I went to click on an icon on my desktop to open a program and all of a sudden everything on my desktop disappeared accept my recycle bin, my documents folder and the my computer icon and also my wallpaper picture was gone. I clicked on my start button and went into the all programs area
to find that all the program folders were there but they were all mysteriously empty! So the next thing I do was I restarted the computer only to find that nothing had changed at all. So I quickly did a system restore back to the day before only to find that I was missing alot of word documents I had created over the last few weeks had not been restored and all of my Thunderbird emails were completely gone!! So before I paniced I ran a few File Recovery programs like: GetDataBack NTFS, O&O DiskRecovery, Active FileRecovery 7.1 & many more using the UBCD only to find that every one of these programs would not recover anything before the system restore! They all would find the same files that had already been restored with the system restore nothing before!!
What the heck happened to my files that I know I had before the restore???
Where are they on my hard drive and what program if any will find them for me??????????
I REALLY would like some help here if possible!

Thanks,

Robqx4
 

A:Recover files after system restore???

And you have no backups of your important data either. From what you say was done by you is a pretty good amount of work and from this I would say it is about time to do a clean install and re-install all of the applications over again.

I have had this happen to a few of my friends and recovery in this instance is virtually impossible. The one thing I would try that you haven't said anything about is transferring the hard drive to another computer as a slave drive and manually go thru it using a file manger and see if you can retrieve any of your important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive.
 

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My Windows XP had a very strange glitch happen the other day where I went to click on an icon on my desktop to open a program and all of a sudden everything on my desktop disappeared accept my recycle bin, my documents folder and the my computer icon and also my wallpaper picture was gone. I clicked on my start button and went into the all programs area
to find that all the program folders were there but they were all mysteriously empty! So the next thing I do was I restarted the computer only to find that nothing had changed at all. So I quickly did a system restore back to the day before only to find that I was missing alot of word documents I had created over the last few weeks had not been restored and all of my Thunderbird emails were completely gone!! So before I paniced I ran a few File Recovery programs like: GetDataBack NTFS, O&O DiskRecovery, Active FileRecovery 7.1 & many more using the UBCD only to find that every one of these programs would not recover anything before the system restore! They all would find the same files that had already been restored with the system restore nothing before!!
What the heck happened to my files that I know I had before the restore???
Where are they on my hard drive and what program if any will find them for me??????????
I REALLY would like some help here if possible!

Thanks,

Robqx4

A:Recover files after system restore??

If I was you i would wipe your hard drive incase of any virus that may be there that a anti-virus program will not find. then to get your files back i would use Recover my Files program a trial is HERE

Good Luck

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Computer locked up and would not boot into windows. This resulted in me doing a system restore. I selected the option of restoring without doing a complete reformating. So now that they system is back opperational how do I recover lost programs and files..ie.. Itunes MP3 files and picture files?

A:How do I recover files after a system restore?

Try Recuva from http://www.piriform.com Decent file recovery tool !

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I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?

A:Recover W7 without system image/restore?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ticmain


I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?


Is it data or the whole win 7 install you want? You can use the easy transfer wizard to import data and MOST of your settings to the new install. You cant get the old install to work. It has different drivers, and many other things which is why it BSOD's.
We need a bit more info

Ken

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I don't know what to do now. I purchaced a buggy computer from the start paid over 1300 for a desktop, never had the chance to fix it on the go. Anyways I lost my windows partition during the proccess and now Hp recovery software had failed to do its job. I went to support to get Recvery media and To my Surprise Its Not available!!! What am I suppose to do now?

A:System Restore does not work and hp says there is no recover...

I can't find anything on your machine with the info you have provided. Could you be more specific?This should help> How To Find Model/Product Number

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A software install I just did has wiped out my system %PATH% variable... will a System Restore recover this for me?

My most recent System Restore point is the Windows Critical Fix from 22 November (three days back). Will running Windows Update be sufficient to get that Critical update re-applied?

A:Will a system restore recover system %PATH%

Hi there
If you've imaged your system (Macrium, Acronis etc) then a RESTORE will restore your system to EXACTLY the state it was in at the time you backed it up --in other words if you backed your system up at 23:00 on Nov 14 then on restore your system will be exactly as it was on 23:00 on Nov 14.

You should always take regular backups of your system (and keep the OS + programs on a separate partition to user data - music, multi-media, office documents etc).

I don't use the Windows built in backup but I'd imagine it would work similarly -- restores your system to the state it was in at the time the backup was taken.

I wouldn't restore from Windows Last restore point as you don't know when the system got "broken". You might be able to fix it manually though or with the scannow command.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi,
OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back.  System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.

Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...
 

It loads up to the Windows 10 icon  >  After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a  >   It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead  >  It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options.  This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options.  It's like the screen has frozen/crashed  >  The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.
 

The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now.  I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do.  It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as pos... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

Because Windows 10 uses a hybrid shutdown the procedure I am outlining may not be able to mount the drive so you can access your data. If you use a Windows Live account to login to windows the data may be encrypted.
 
On another computer download Fatdog64. This is a linux distro that will boot and hopefully recover you data to an external hard drive. 
 
Here is the iso file.  Fatdog64-702.iso
 
Once downloaded you can burn the iso to a CD or DVD by right clicking the iso file and selecting Burn Disk Image. You may need to access your BIOS/UEFI to make your optical drive the first boot device. Depending on the make and model of the computer you can press a key at boot to open a boot menu where you can select your boot device.
 
At the Fatdog Desktop you will see your hard drive partitions listed as sda1....sda2... sda3 etc depending on the number of partitions on the disk. For a Windows 10 computer your files may be on sda3. Click once on a sda partition. If the partition can mount a File Manage window will open. Clicking once on a folder will open it. If you do not see your files then close the file manager and select another sdaX partition.  If you are able to see your files then post back and I will give instructions on copying files to a USB flash drive or USB external drive. This will at least get your important data back if the partitions can mount. Hopefully they will.

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Hello everyone

I have this big problem with my HP Pavilion a730n Desktop. After doing the System Restore setting the restore point on February 14, the monitor turned off and the computer just freezes. I unplugged the PC a couple of times and plugged again but it just stays the same, it freezes!!!

Hope you can help me! Don't know what to do!!!

Thanks in advance

EDLL
 

A:HP Pavilion Desktop a730n with Windows XP crashed after System Restore

How long did you leave the computer unplugged? If you just unplugged and plugged in right away your not giving the hardware time to reset. Unplug the computer and leave it sit for a bought 10 minutes. That should be enough time for the system to reset. I suspect it may be a hardware lock. Not ruling out software as yet.
 

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Hi,

OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570


Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back. System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.
Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...


It loads up to the Windows 10 icon > After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a > It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead > It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options. This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options. It's like the screen has frozen/crashed > The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.


The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now. I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do. It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as possible, as I work from home and am currently losing money because ... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

System Restore would not have recovered your lost Word file. Hopefully you made a Windows Repair Disc and you can do a Startup Repair or use another option now. If not, you can download one from another unit.

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Hi,

OS - Windows 10 (64 Bit)
RAM - 8gb
CPU - Intel Core i5 3.3Ghz
Vid Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 570


Yesterday I had deleted a Word document by mistake, so I used System Restore to try and get it back. System Restore told me NOT to turn off the PC whilst it was running, and next thing I know after it got halfway through my PC blue screened and I had to restart.
Now every time I load up the PC it does the following...


It loads up to the Windows 10 icon > After a few seconds it says 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' with the error code 0xc000021a > It then restarts itself but THIS time it tries to start Windows Automatic Repair instead > It then says 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC', and gives me the option to click Restart or Advanced Options. This is where I'm having the most trouble, as the mouse and keyboard don't seem to be working at all on this screen so I can't even click any of the options. It's like the screen has frozen/crashed > The only way off this is to then force a restart using the power button on the PC.


The above just keeps carrying on in a loop every time I turn on the PC now. I still have access to the BIOS where my mouse and keyboard DO work, so perhaps I can fix it from there, but I've no idea what to do. It's EXTREMELY important that I don't lose the data on this PC, and that I can have access back to it as soon as possible, as I work from home and am currently losing money because ... Read more

A:System Restore Crashed, Now I'm In Endless Auto Repair Loop

System Restore would not have recovered your lost Word file. Hopefully you made a Windows Repair Disc and you can do a Startup Repair or use another option now. If not, you can download one from another unit.

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Anyone know if it's possible to recover deleted System Restore Points?

Are these things just un-flagged like other deleted files or are they permanently lost?

If they are recoverable, what are they called?

Cheers
 

A:Recover deleted System Restore Points?

IF you did a system recovery with the recovery disk you have lost everything. If you have tried a system restore then if your recovery points are missing you are still up the creek. I have never heard of recovering system restore points that have either disappeared or were deleted.
 

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After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you

A:How do I recover an Admin account after a System Restore?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chipscrisps


After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you


System restore went back in time. You now haveall settings, exe,dll, registry from the date/time you rolled back to
all normal documents are still there
White screen, or blank screen? Text cursor on screen (where)? Is it blinking? Or do you mean a mouse pointer?

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I think they were deleted after running a disk cleanup or something, anyway they are deleted and I can't get them back. Anyone know how?
 
Acer Aspire 5755G  Windows 7
 

A:How to recover lost system restore points

Sorry, but to the best of my knowledge, if they are gone, they are gone. However if your computer is running normally at the moment you can always create one :  'Start / Control panel / System / System protection (in the top left hand corner)' . Then choose 'Create restore point' from the dialogue box that appears.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I use the Maxthon browser. Recently I had a BSOD crash that wiped out the much greater part of my Maxthon history. I utilize the history a lot, so this was disconcerting.

The Maxthon history is kept in a folder under C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\. Is there any chance at all that a System Restore in XP would get this history back for me?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 21789 MB; E: Total - 234270 MB, Free - 145163 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 42016 MB; H: Total - 4201 MB, Free - 4119 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus: Avast Internet Security 18.5.2342, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I performed a system restore on my computer when windows wouldn't start because of a corrupt file. I have a 160GB hard drive and I had 6 GB left of hard drive space left before I did the system restore, and I have the same amount now. But when I look into My Documents, none of my files are there. I had thousands and thousands of pictures and mp3 files, where did they all go??
 

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I have a HP pavillion dv6, the hard disk crashed and unfortunately i wasn't prepared so have no back up, nor the cd.
I've tried downloading windows 7 home premium ISO copy from mydigitallife.info to no avail!

Without paying for the real copy again what are my options?

Cheers

A:harddisk crashed,no backup or windows7 cd. How do i re-install w/out?

If the laptop was bought from a store, it would already have the serail on the information kind of thing, so you would need to get the install media some how, and use the code on your laptop/pc.

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Hi,
I am using my laptop IBM-R50e running on windowsXP.
A few months back I bought an external 80gb portable harddisk and I do not have problems accessing. But now I could not access this external harddisk. From windows explorer I can see Drive G (the alphabet for this portable harddisk) but when I click on drive-G, it says "G:\is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

What must I do to recover the contents of the harddisk.

Thanks
ChinChye
 

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I put a folder of many sub-folders, excel worksheets and other items into the recycle bin. When I went back to it, it was gone from the recycle bin! I did a Search and the folder didn't show anywhere. I did a System Restore to this AM. When I went to the folder, 90% of the sub-folders, were blank. The others has miscellaneaous files and folders that were not the same as before this problem occurred. I did another Sysyem Restore to yesterday and that produced the same results. I did a third System Restore to the day before and that didn't help. HELP! Please help. Thanks.
 

A:Recover a lost folder-System Restore not working

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Quite simply, I went into Device Manager (in my administrator account) and uninstalled my Novatel Ovation U727 USB modem and its device drivers because I was having problems with the modem deactivating itself from the USB port whenever I was online.

I then rebooted and plugged the modem back in, thinking Vista would detect the modem and reinstall the device drivers for it. However, it seems that uninstalling the device drivers actually completely purges them from the system. I tried using the Slingshot driver CD that came with the modem and my Windows DVD to find the missing device drivers.

I then went into Device Manager and searched online for drivers. I was able to retrieve device drivers for two of the four data interfaces that the modem apparently needs drivers for. I was able to get drivers installed for the modem and status port (com 4) components, but apparently there are two others that need device drivers.

I've already looked on Slingshot's website, but they don't have any drivers available.

Windows came with these drivers by default, so there must be a way to retrieve them without completely reinstalling Windows. Would using System Restore get back the uninstalled drivers?

I'm attaching a screencap of my Device Manager to show what I'm talking about.

A:Will System Restore recover deleted device driver?

Best I can say is it should, as long as you use a restore point that is before you deleted things. It has worked for me in the past in restoring drivers after a bad update install.

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Hello awesome people. Been lurking for a while but this is my first post; apologies if I should have started somewhere else first.My HP laptop running Vista somehow picked up Antimalware Doc. I had high hopes for correcting it after reading some threads on here, but figured I would first try to do a System Restore back to a point before I picked it up.Short story is the Restore failed ... and now I can't get Windows to load even in safe mode.Here's what I was able to copy manually from the error screen:(After reboot following System Restore attempt:)Microsoft Windows: Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically(Send information about this problem) Clicking on 'More details' shows:Problem signature: problem event name: StartupRepairV2; signature 01: AutoFailover; signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000; signature 03: 0; signature 04: 65537; signature 05: unknown; signature 06: MissingOsLoader; signature 07: 0; signature 08: 3; signature 09: FixBootConfig; signature 10: 2; OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1; Locale ID: 1033Diagnostic log (before reboot) showed all tests successful except Failed to find OS Loader.Clicking through results in a reboot, and another OS load fail. Repeat.Sigh. Any ideas on next steps? Thanks very much.

A:Wrestling with Antimalware Doc; can't recover from System Restore attempt

Hello tunedogWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Please follow the steps outlined in this thread.http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...a3-88f74550da69Let me know if that gets you back in business.

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Whenever I connect my Hard-disk to laptop, my laptop slows down and am not able to open the hard-disk folder. Am not able to access my data in it. As soon as I disconnect the Hard disk, laptop gets back to normal. Can anyone please help with the issue ?
 

A:Recover Data from Damaged Harddisk

If it's physically damaged, nothing you can do it in your own. You need to consult it to a professional unless you have knowledge and experience on some DIY hard drive repair.
 

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If anybody has some time could you help me with some instrucktions to gain control of this 13Gb partition, maybe turn it to a useable d:\ drive.

And while we at it is there a way to "default" X:\system reserved with the Windows 7 64 bit stuff that goes on there when windows got installed.

Thanks i'm just a gamer, sure like to keep stuff working correctly and this is my sisters laptop, it was in a bad shape (486), these last few tweaks should get it running optimal (i3) again, if you could post something much appriciated.


...Edit...
Ah yes that's it ...thanks "VistaUltimate' & "gregrocker" for sparking my thought processes again"

*Here's what I think should work: Boot into win setup dvd or usb. Delete, format and repartition these partitions, while leaving the working win install untouched (if Pc allows me to do it there). Exit setup before windows gets installed, and that should get the defaults back on the system reserved too at the same time, just had to use this tutorial (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/104341-bootmgr-missing-fix.html) to fix the broken bootmgr. Three reapers, one bullet.

A:Recover & Liberate Harddisk Partitions.

Dear iTRiP, this is risky.You must boot from the Windows 7 DVD,delete this partition and reinstall Windows.

What do you want to say in the second sentence? I can't make out the meaning.

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Honestly don't know y I deleted it but, I was cleaning files from my drives while in Linux and I deleted the system volume folder from one of my hdds and now all my data is inaccessible. Haven't touched the drive since, would like a surefire way to get it back. Here is my set up64gb ssd Windows 7
1tb hdd internal (deleted system volume folder)
1tb external hdd 50gb Linux partition 950gb ntfs partition
Thanks in advance

A:recover deleted system volume information on external drive

Have you had a look at the current version of the HIRENS boot CD. this has lots of free recovery tools on it. I have used it a few times for exactly the purpose you need it for...

Go here: Download Hiren

And scroll down about 3/4 of the way and you will a download link.

hth
Tanya

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Every one swears by the System restore feature of Windows. Be it any instance, where we have accidentally closed a file before saving, or files got deleted or inaccessible we run this system restore which creates checkpoints automatically or manually and restores the system back to the settings of that previous date.
This feature is very popular and is of much utility. But suppose there’s a condition where you want to restore your system to a previous checkpoint where you want to access few important files, say pictures or videos  and somehow there’s a problem to restore windows  then here are few troubleshooting steps.
While trying to create a restoration point date manually you can face issues.
First, make sure that the “system restore “option is enabled on the drive.
 
Right-click computer > Properties > System protection. Check your  Protection settings.
 
 
Error Messages you may get while trying to create a manual restoration point.
·         System Restore failed.
·         Error 0x800423F3 
·         A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason. The writer experienced a transient error (0x800423F3)
·         System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s sys... Read more

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This situation is a bit messy but anyways:

So I dualbooted Windows 8 Developer Preview with my OEM Windows 7 Home Premium years back and removed it thereafter, together with restoring the MBR and everything. So now, whenever I press the F8 button at startup to access the Advanced Boot Options, it shows the usual Windows 7 black-and-white options.

^ After pressing F8 key at startup, this shows. (thanks to SevenForums for the image)

The problem comes when I select the "Repair Your Computer" option, which shows me the Windows 8/Technical Preview "System Recovery Options", instead of the Windows 7.
^ this shows up (thanks to EightForums), instead of...
^... this. (thanks to SevenForums)

While I have created the Windows 7 System Repair Disc to access my Windows 7 options, this bugs me a little as the "refresh" and "reset" options don't apply to me, several options like System Restore doesn't work and my OEM options to access the recovery partition isn't there. Furthermore, I'm prepping for the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade and am worried that the upgrade will further mess up the current situation.

So, is there any way that I can recover/restore the Windows 7 System Recovery options?

A:Recover/restore Windows 7 System Recovery Options after dualboot

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Tell us which partition had Windows 8. Did you correctly delete that partition which is how an OS is best removed?

Do you remember how you "restore[d] the MBR" exactly? Did you move the System boot files to Win7 or its System Reserved partition, and how? Has Startup Repair been run from 7 disk and what did it report?

If you deleted or formatted the Windows 8 partition and it's System Recovery Options remain then was the remaining System Reserved partition originally for WIndows 8 and only updated when Windows 7 was installed? This is the only way I can think of that Win8 SysRecovOptions would remain.

Seeing the screenshot and knowing the answers to these questions should make correcting this possible if the boot manager isn't corrupt. Keep in mind that any factory installed Win7 is a grossly inferior install to begin with, larded with bloatware and duplicate factory utilities that have much better versions built into Win7. Most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 with the Product Key on the COA sticker.

As a last resort if you've lost Factory Recovery via F8 and that is the method to boot Recovery for your model, you didn't make the Recovery disks, but Recov partition is still intact, we could show you how to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD to set the rig back to factory condition. Then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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