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Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Q: Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

Preferred Solution: Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

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A: Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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

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

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly click on the following link:
This link will give all the information as to how you can use Dell backup and recovery and if there are any other issues with the same.

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I have inbuilt window7 in my lapi....so wht is procedure of hard disk partitioning???? How can i do partitioning of hard drive

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 There is issue related with speed of my Laptop....so I want to recover my pavilion g6-1118 tx...I have recovery DVDs... .Tell me how can i recover my lapi with these DVDs

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I have inbuilt window7 in my lapi....so wht is procedure of hard disk partitioning???? How can i do partitioning of hard drive

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I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery. I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today. To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD). QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process? Thank you for your time and any advice. 

A:Re: how can i recover my laptop with recovery DVDs

SBDavin wrote:I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery. I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today. To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD). QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process? Thank you for your time and any advice. It is advised not to go smaller on the replacement drive. SSD are pretty inexpensive for 500G right now. You don't want to go smaller. It doesn't have to be the exact same size but it should always be bigger not smaller. Factory recovery will create AS IS from the factory setup and recovery partition if you should use the Factory Recovery media.

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Hello: I'm coming in here from left field as I'm not a PC techie, just a basic surfer, but I have a question I have not been able to find an answer for. 
Setup: I have a DELL desktop PC running Win 8.1 purchased directly from DELL and I have the Recovery DVD, also for the Drivers and Utilities. My brother-in-law, a doctor, is giving me a Lenovo 14" laptop, running Win 7 Pro, that I bought for him last
year because Win 7 is the program that the hospital he's associated with prefers. He told me that he has used the laptop only once and has offered it to me. I want to use the laptop as backup to my PC so I don't always have to roll it out on a cart. Because
my needs are minimal I can live with Win 7 but I'd prefer Win 8.1. I can sell the laptop on ebay and buy one with Win 8.1 but not if I can upgrade the laptop from Win 7 to Win 8.1.
Question to the Forum:
Using my PCs Recovery DVDs, can I upgrade the laptop to Win 8.1 without any problems. The laptop is a IBM Lenovo T420 Thinkpad, Win 7 Pro, Intel Core i5, 4 GB, 320 GB, and I think that it can handle the upgrade but I'm not 100% sure. What say you?

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Hi Tech Support,

My laptop read DVDs just fine before I burned a cd on it this weekend, now it will only read cd-r's and no longer DVDs. I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the driver as well as the secondary IDE channel, I have rebooted after each uninstall. I'm hoping that it isn't fried now because my son really like watching his movies on the laptop!

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

Easiest is when you make an image.

Imaging with free Macrium

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

BTW...should I have posted this in Seven forum?

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

OK, I just received this reply from seller:

"you can make a backup disc using win7 tools. the os came from an oem hp disc and windows is activated.the procedure is the same for a used computer as with a new computer foe backing up just follow instructions."

I am not sure I understand this statement.

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My old laptop's (HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx) hard drive is malfunctioning, and the SMART feature is telling me a failure is imminent. I'm going to use the HP Recovery program to create a backup of Windows 7 to some blank DVDs.

When I install a new hard drive in the laptop, how do I go about installing Windows 7 to the laptop? At what point do I put it in the first DVD into the laptop? I've never done this before and dont know how to begin.


A:[SOLVED] Installing Windows 7 Recovery DVDs to a laptop with a new hard drive

Hello blu5oscar and welcome to TSF,

I am not certain of how to use the HP backup software, but there are a few options available...

1. Windows Image Backup - This will backup your entire HDD to another HDD, USB drive(s) or DVD(s). It would require a Windows 7 Recovery Disc to be made as well. You would boot to the recovery disc then select the Restore PC from image then insert/select the media containing the backup and choose the Image Backup. I don't believe this option will back up the OEM Recovery Partition though.

2. HDD Clone software. This is the method I usually use. Using a USB adapter, connect the new drive to the PC, boot the PC too the HDD Clone Disc (I use CopyWipe, available on the UBCD)... Choose the Source (Old HDD) and Destination drives then copy. It will copy all partitions and information from the old disc to the new disc (same size or larger).

3. HP Backup and Recovery software. As I stated, I have never used the HP software... But, according the the HP documentation it is supposed to be easy...


HP Backup and Recovery Manager is quick and user-friendly. To run, simply go to All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.

With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, file restoration is easy. To recover a deleted file, simply use the Restore Wizard. For a full system restoration, press the F11 key during bootup and then select "Recover PC" from the menu.

Unf... Read more

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My laptop won't burn DVDs anymore and when downloading a movie its blotchy,the USB ,HDMI ports on left side don't work any more.

A:My laptop wont burn dvds,and ports on left side not respondi...

Amandag01 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about apparent hardware problems on your Win10 PC and wanted to help.Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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HI - I have an ASUS X550LA laptop that I purchased refurbished. The laptop has windows 8.1. It came with a note saying that because the hard drive had to be completely wiped, the recovery partition was also wiped. It says the ASUS recovery disk creation process no longer works. With that said, is there another way I can create a recovery disk/USB i can use should my computer go Ka-put?


A:Creating Recovery disk for refurbished ASUS laptop

Yes, get an istallation iso same edition and bit version.

Export the drivers of your current system.

Integrate the drivers into install.wim and boot.wim image 2 of your installation iso.

Alternatively, use an imaging program to make a backup of your entire system - probabaly simpler for you, quicker, too.

I recommend Aomei Backupper Free Download AOMEI Backupper Standard: Windows Backup & Cloning Software

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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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Hi All and Pros, appreciate your help. Just bought a new Windows 10 HP AIO. model: 27-a275d.Only started use it for 1 week, and tried creating a recovery media.however the HP  Recovery Manager keeps hang on me. (see attached print screen). apprecaite if someone or HP can really help and advise - how do i still create my recovery media. thanks  

A:Trouble Creating "Recovery Media" on HP Recovery Manager - W...

Let me ask to have your issue escalated.  You certainly can't create recovery media if the Recovery Manager or the Windows OS is broken.

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When I use other DVD burning programs they read no compatible drives available, but will burn CDR media.

I have done a lot of research and still cant solve this problem.

Here is what I have done so far. I have a HP DV4-1114nr Laptop and all I am trying

to do is back up my DVD media as data.

This is what I have done so far. I tried updates, reformat with restore disc and even

bought a used burner on ebay. I also messed with registry and deleted strings in

regedit and last did a system restore still cant burn DVD media as data. The funny

thing is in Device Manager see the device and says its working properly. I have evenly

used a Disc Brush Cleaner for DVD rom. I also scaned for viruses , still no DVD burn.

This is a problem for me for about a 3 months now , can anybody help me out thanks.

A:HP Laptop wont Burn DVD Media


What software have you used to burn the DVD's or CD's?

Does the drive play DVD's (Purchased ones)?
Even though that is not conclusive as the play & burn functions use different parts of the head.

Do the DVD's successfully burn in another computer?

What Service Pack are you updated to?

The more information you can give us, the more help we can provide.

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Hello everyone,  I am very glad I found this forum. I am a new owner of a T460s - my first Lenovo.So far it hasen't been the greatest experience though. Ofter starting up I've upgraded to Win10, installed all my programms ... and realised a few days later that Win10 isn't performing very well on my machine. After the downgrade to Win7 I had to reinstall lots of the programms. That's why I wanted to order recovery media to start from scratch. After a wait of 10 days I received about 8 DVDs in the mail although I specifically asked for USB sticks.The recovery support - which is not reachable by phone - wrote that there is no recovery usb for my new T460s and they recomended I used an external DVD drive. I was hoping for an easier solution.  Do any of you guys have any experience/ideas regarding this. Cheers,Jochen

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I was having issues with the recovery media which i created with the HP  Recovery manager application. So i contacted customer care and they ordered a HP recovery media after asking my address. When i received the package I found that it consists of DVD discs only while my laptop model doesn't have DVD drive. When i further contacted them they are saying to arrange for an external DVD writer or go to service center where they will recover and they will charge for it. So why the person who ordered the recovery media didn't check that my model has no DVD drive. He had access to that information.

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I have a Gateway Model MS2274 laptop that is still under warranty. My OS (Windows 7) crashed shortly after I purchased it & I obtained the appropriate recovery media through Gateway.

Things seem to be working fine until the recovery program gets about 1% into the final recovery phase at which time I receive the following error message:

WimApplyImage failure
ERROR: 0x45D

I have contacted Gateway tech. support but am unable to understand what they are saying thus it becomes an exercise in futility...

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Gateway laptop recovery media problem

Please show us what they've suggested.
From what I can see, it's either a problem with:
- the recovery disks (clean them to be sure) - if the disks are bad and you got them from Gateway they should be able to replace them.
- the CD/DVD drive (try another one or a USB one)
- a hardware device (like your hard drive) - run a free bootable diagnostic test on it: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

A problem with the hardware should be covered under the warranty. So, clean the recovery disks and if that doesn't work - then send it to their service center for repair.

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i had done the PC recovery with HP back to factory defaults.. i still have some of my software that i had before the recovery. I waz wondering if there was a way to recover the Files i also had before the recovery

A:i have media center edition and i had done a PC recovery with an HP laptop

Not likely . . when you used the restore to factory, you wiped out everything that was on the pc.

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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop and I want to create a recovery disk.  I made one when I first got the computer but the disks are scratched and I fear they won't work.  I went to the Lenovo forum and I can't find instructions.  They have a one-key recovery system but I want the disk.  Besides being infected (and still waiting for help) I am having problems with my Windows Notepad and want a disk.
Anybody know?

A:How to Make a Recovery Disk Lenovo Laptop

From what I read One Key recovery will create those disks.I see the following note:Note:If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDsIf you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDsFrom: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-to-create-quot-Factory-Default-Recovery-Disc-quot-with/ta-p/274167

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In last day I got my laptop reset after that I got trouble that it's taking every update again. I reset my laptop few times in past few months and it's updating again from starting. any idea to put updated images in lenovo one key recovery.   I have chrome, firefox on my  c drive and I don't want to make backup of current pc with my log-in in browser. Any help?

A:Is there anyway to update the one recovery images in lenovo laptop ?

Hi anirugu91 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Since the recovery image are factory created by the depot engineers , there won't be anyway to change it without using the OEM internal tool. 
Other option that you can try is creating a user backup from One Key Recovery software or simply cloning the harddrive after you have update it. 
Hope this help answer your query.

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Hi ;
I bought a Lenovo g585 from a friend. All my computer experince comes from before the UEFI.
I used a window vista ultimate disk and formatted my hard drive. I wasent able to get that to work
so I swaped out the hard drive for an other one i had. To make a long story short I am now left without
a working laptop . In the bios it says window 8.1 I have made a usb flash bootable drive using my home computer which is running windows 10 that didnt work. I also downloaded an windows 8.1 iso file and the dvd
burner to make that bootable. still not working now I am getting a blue screen and it shuts down before I can
even read the error code. I do want to mention that I changed things in the bios from uefi to legacy not once have I ran into boot from dvd I have looked everywhere for how to get my laptop to boot from the dvd.
any input would be greatly appreicated.

A:my laptop Lenovo g585 wont boot

Use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive from a Windows 8 or 8.1 .iso.

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I used the HP Utility to Create Recovery Media using DVDs.  The first disk OK.  The second was a little finicky, requiring a couple of starts, restarts, etc. but finally executed OK according to the software.  However, the third will not begin at all.  I've gone through three different new DVDs, thinking perhaps one was flawed.  I've rebooted and restarted the app numerious times.  It always recognizes the fact that the process has already begun, and only the last disk needs to be done.  It just doesn't do it.  Nothing happens.  From sound, there is no disk access going on. Based on the trouble with Disk #2, and even if I can get Disk #3 to "work," I really have low confidence that this set of disks will work when needed. How do I "eradicate" this failed effort so I can try fresh, this time with a single USB stick?

A:Cannot Complete Create Recovery Media using DVDs

@Curmudgeon10, welcome to the forum. I have asked the appropriate people at HP to see what they can do to help you solve your problem.

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Toshiba L series laptop - L50-B1-1NL
Toshiba Original Recovery media on usb stick
Do I use a usb port2 or usb port3 to install/recover from

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I have a HP Pavilion DM3 3012 laptop that came with Win 7 on a traditional 7200rpm drive. The hard drive crashed and was going to install a fresh new copy of Win 7 onto a SSD.

I have tried to do a clean install from a Win 7 64bit iso on USB stick and DVD Rom. I can get it to boot from the stick or DVD drive and then gets to the Loading Windows but never gets into the installation menu to select what version of Win 7 I want to install.

I checked my BIOS for this laptop and there are no selections for UEFI or Legacy in the Bios settings. I can't figure out why my Windows 7 recovery media won't install.

I also found my 5 recovery dvds i made when I first got the computer and it doesn't work as well to get to the installation menu.

Any suggestions with what is going on?

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Hello BleepingComputer
I have a problem with my laptop.
I'm sorry, but this thing problem has a history, so I will have to tell it too:
2 months ago, my HDD got the "click of death" and I replaced it with another one and installed the same windows 7 (the one on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with it. Thing is, even after I got the new one, messages still appeared saying that the HDD is about to fail and needs to be replaced, so I shut off these warning manually through some Administrative steps (guided by a friend ). I tested my new HDD using all available tools and made sure it was flawless, just to clear that out.
I ignored the problem and everything was fine till yesterday... my computer got infected from a friend's USB disk, and I think it messed up the windows installation, so whenever I boot up the laptop, it says "loading windows" and the windows logo shows up and finishes loading, then it disappears, then instead of getting to the welcome screen, it gives a very fast BSOD and reboots.
I tried to boot into safe mode, but that gives the same result.
After a couple of fail trials, the laptop gave me the option to enter system recovery, so I did. It says also "loading operating system" then it gets me to a black screen with the mouse pointer in the screen. I can move the pointer, but nothing else shows up.
I tried using the windows installation disk from one of my friends, and it gives the same result as the previous. (black ... Read more

A:Laptop wont open windows recovery disk

Welcome to BC !
Two things
(1)  You say you can back up your data to an external HD - do so !  Once you have backed it up you can always check the data for any malware or such on another computer, just scan the drive.
(2)  You say you got infected via a USB drive. The best thing you can do is post in the 'Am I infected ?' section on BC, include the make and model of your laptop and anything you have tried to resolve the problem. You may have to wait a day or two - these people are both busy and all volunteers - but someone will get back to you. When they do, the best thing to do is follow their instructions carefully, and if you don't understand what you are being asked to do, post back and ask for guidance.
Chris Cosgrove

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Toshiba win 7 laptop x64 wont boot, got to sys recovery and command prompt, leaving it here for help.

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when i try to run a dvd that for example Disney it wont play because it says,

Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

My OS is Vista and (if this is the video card) the video card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m Series (0x5A62) if that helps.

Ive heard there is some troble with these cards but i aint sure what to really do....

A:Media Players wont run copyrighted DVDs


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VLC media player will play the audio to DVDs but the video will be a bunch of horizontal lines, the last DVD i tried showed this error
Playback failure:
VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disc.
Also can it play region 2 DVDs if I am in region 4, and if not how can i get it to do that.
Thanks in advance!

A:VLC Media Player wont play dvds

In theory Your DVD drive should need to be set to the region of the DVD. The drives have a limited amount of region changes too.
I have always used DVD playing software to play a DVD on the computer. I use VLC for everything else of course.
Generally speaking I use a region free stand alone DVD Player connected to the TV to play DVDs.
Good Luck

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In media centre if i try to play a dvd it says:

Cannot Play DVD
The DVD may be in use by another program ((there are no other programs running)). If all other applications are closed the display resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type may not support the playback of the DVD.

Lowering the resolution does not help.
I have a MSI 7900gto graphics card. I have tried downloading numerous codecs, including the nvidia one you have to pay for. No success... I also have the latest nvidia drivers for my gpu.
The dvd does work in VLC, but anything works in VLC, and i would prefer to use Media Centre in conjunction with the remote.

And, in windows media player, it shows that something is playing, and it can see that it is a family guy dvd, and it even has the picture, but there is no video and no audio.

Any help greatly appreciated as usual.

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 \D:  drive already has Recovery Partition, but it only mentions Windows Push Button Reset and HP Image Recovery. Do  I still need to run the create HP Recovery Media programme? If so, what size USB pen do I need? Thank you.

A:Creating Recovery Media

Sue105 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The Recovery Media comes in useful when your hard drive has become corrupted and you are unable to boot into the HP Recovery Function (using F11) to repair it, or if your hard drive crashes and you need to restore the PC setup to a new drive. As to the space needed, since I have learned the hard way NOT to rely on built-in Recovery systems, my guess would be that you need a USB stick that is large enough to hold the USED space on your drive. But, I don't use HP Recovery Media, so I can't tell you for sure. What I use is a third-party utility known as Macrium Reflect. I personally prefer to use third-party Recovery solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions.Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspxWhat I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store t... Read more

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I need to create recovery media (USB flash drive) to be able to restore Windows 10 in case of a disk failure.How to do that?

A:P51 - creating recovery media

Try typing "create recovery drive" in the Windows toolbar search box.  That should offer to launch the utility.  Be sure to tick the checkbox that says "back up system files to the recovery drive."

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Hello all,I have a 2007 IBM Lenovo Think Pad T60I'm trying to create recovery media but every time I try to run the application it gives me a message that it has to shut down : Create Recovery Media has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. AppName: rrmedia.exe     AppVer:     ModName: unknownModVer:     Offset: 00060436 Also not able to run any of the repair software form Lenovo... suggestions and constructive critisisms are appreciated....

David F Dillon

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I have some questions & a complication with my HP Pavilion computer regarding the imbedded recovery drive program. There is an option to create a recovery USB flashdrive...I want to do this but the program says that the drive will be deleted once the files are copied. I don't fully understand if the warning means that anything on the USB flashdrive will be erased or if it means the recovery partition on my computer will be erased? I'm terrified to launch the application before I'm certain of this..it says to make sure all files are backed up first.

Well...that's the next thing. I have a backup device, but it's been my experience even after doing a "restore". If anything is corrupted or erased in the OS then I never seem to get things work out how they're supposed to & I don't want to wreck my system.

There's also a thing imbedded in the Windows 8.1 which is a ONE SHOT deal...it's for creating a bootable USB (I presume) it states that it's a one use application. It's an HP media creator...it says I need about 16 gb's of space on the storage device. Well, I overshot & purchased a 64gb stick. I can't create the bootable USB; the next is "greyed" out & it wasn't before. Idk if I ruined my chance trying to launch it before & I didn't know you couldn't combine storage space [has to be all on one] & I was trying to use 2 flash drives. But that shouldn't matter, it doesnt' tell you that affects your ability to "relaunch" becaus... Read more

A:Creating recovery media

The flash drive is formatted during the create process so that is what they are talking about, not the files on your hard drive.

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I have bought new Hp pavilion series laptop from store.I just wanted to know that :- Should i perform task of creating recovery media before activating windows or after activating windows on my new notebook? Which option is better? 

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Each time I try to create an HP recovery media on a flash drive the creation program crashs. How can this be fixed?

A:Creating HP recovery media

Hi I am unsure about the nature of your question.  The HP recovery program to Create Recovery Media is only supposed to work once. So I would (and I did) do a dry run first, going thru the menus. It may be the actual USB that is the problem.  I had a 'successfull' one that created blank media and would not run again.So the quality also seems important as well as the quantity, which is a 16 gig minimum I believe. There is the possibilty of a corrupt recovery area on the HDD. So does any of the above strike a chord? If in doubt please ask.  You may notice that my recovery partition has been removed, but not by me, so you may also be having a similar problem.

Happy 2 [email protected]

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Earlier today I was using my laptop and had a monitor plugged in (if that matters) and I was listening to music and organizing files (it has no problems with minor multitasking like that), and I left for a bit. When I came back everything but the mouse was frozen. I tried CTRL+ALT+DEL and a buncha stuff and eventually had to restart it. Now it gives me an error when trying to start. It gets through the Dell loading logo, but brings up a menu with the options:
Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally

When I click option 1, the screen goes black for a second like it is trying, but then goes right back to that menu. The other option (2) pretty much resets the computer, and then brings me back to that menu. I've tried restarting, and I also ran the repair option with my Vista disc (original OS), which finished but didn't do anything.

I have no idea what to do, and I'm REALLY DESPERATE! I need my laptop to work! PLEASE HELP!!!
Thanks a BUNCH!
-Jac Falcon

A:Windows Vista Laptop says error and wont run Recovery! HALP!!!


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I have a laptop thats stuck in an infinite grey screen or automatic repairing screen. The laptop is a Samsung NP300E5C-A0AUS and was loaded with Windows 8.1. I've created a Windows 8.1 installation disk with Microsofts media creation tool in hopes of using it to repair or reinstall windows.

It brings me as far as to the "Press any Key to boot to CD/DVD" screen but pressing a key does not work. I've tried using another USB keyboard (no ps/2 slots) which has not helped.

I've tried the same with a windows 7 boot disk and it got post the press any key phase but the laptop quickly froze, ive tried several times but it keeps freezing a few seconds after pressing an any key.

Ive tried Hirens boot CD to test the laptops hardware but it will not boot either. All these media have been tested on my main machine and work.

-SECURE boot has been disabled.
-Boot priories have been set in BIOS.

Any suggestions?

Much appreciated.

Getting desperate

A:Windows Installation Issue - Laptop wont boot any media


Hope you've enabled legacy in BIOS too?

If that didn't work, Just a suggestion:
Could you try make UEFI bootable USB with Windows 8.1 ISO using Media creation tool, then boot from it? There is a media creation tutorial in here, you could go through it for help.

I don't think disabling Secure boot, enabling legacy is needed in this case.

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lenovo g510 laptop i7
when i turn on my laptop, the power led indicator turns on and i could hear the fan running for 1-2 seconds then it stops and absolutely nothing shows on the screen, this keeps happening randomly and i keep force shutting down then turning it on again till it boots up to normal
also sometimes some random freezes occur (i dont know if its related..)

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Lenovo 500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) wont wakeup after sleep I have a Lenovo 500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) with Windows 7 64bit. I noticed a problem where the computer will not wake up after sleeping. The light turns on and I can hear the fan, but the screen remains dark. This is getting really annoying, as I have to reboot my laptop every time this happens. I have already updated a bunch of drivers to no avail. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Also why there is no updated BIOS; energy management driver for windows 7 but only for windows 10?

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Ok, I have a host computer that uses DSL. It is connected to the internet through a Router, I use a LAN connection. I have the host computer connected to the router, and 2 more computers directly connected to the router. All 3 computers have internet access and work.

Now, I want to get my Laptop to run on the internet like the others. So I disconnected one of the 2 computers and put the plug into the router.

How do I create a new connection on my Laptop? I tried messing around, but I don’t want to damage anything. It seems different on the laptop, than the two desktop computers. I use a Linksys router by the way (BEFSR41).

Please help, thanks!.

A:Solved: Creating a new Laptop connection through router? (laptop)

"... put the plug into the router"

Does this mean you connected the laptop to the router via ethernet cable?

And it doesn't connect?

Do the LEDs on the router and laptop light, indicating both ports recognize a cable connection? What Windows version on the laptop? Can you go into Network Connections, click on the LAN connection, and tell us what shows up in the Details section in the left pane (I'm assuming Windows XP)?

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Is there any use in Creating system recovery media after the system is attacked by the Virus ? Will the disk created after the attack works fine , to restore the system to factory settings ?

A:Creating system recovery media

The system recovery disk is created from the recovery partition (from which you can also reinstall the system). A virus attack on your system is most likely not going to affect the recovery partition. So the answer is that your recovery disk will (most likely) be OK.

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Hi there,

I'm trying to create bootable recovery disks. I use Acronis True image as the imaging utility and now want to create a bootable disk which automatically starts the re-imaging process once I boot off the CD. I know this can be done with Ghost image files but would like to know the CD creation process for Acronis images. I know Nero can create bootable disks but its getting it to work with the Acronis image file of my HDD thats got me stumped. Thanks

A:creating recovery media disks

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If I create recovery media on a blank USB Drive, can I later add and store any other data (other/different files, folders) to the remaining space of the USB Drive?

A:Creating recovery media on a USB Drive

Hi, Unfortunately not, the flash drive will be marked as write protected once the recovery has been written to it. Regards, DP-K

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Problem: I want to create bootable recovery media in case the computer fails. I have tried to create a recovery image using the in-built windows recovery tool but the RefreshImage/ Customrefresh.wim file will not copy onto a usb stick.

Background: I have upgraded 4 home computers from Windows 7 to 8 to 8.1. The upgrades were done through the Microsoft website and Store as downloads. I had problems on two computers with Windows 8 and the recovery usbs I made did not work with them (missing files) - I had to reinstall the whole system again through renewed download. I want to avoid this problem again. This is the situation on my own main computer at present. I opened the create recovery tool in windows. It could not detect a recovery partition/ image so I went ahead and created the RefreshImage/ CustomRefresh.wim file using the instructions from the Microsoft tutorial. This is now sitting happily on my C drive, but the create recovery tool does not recognise it ('copy' box is greyed out). I see that I have 3 disk partitions on my hard drive: Volume 1 is called the Restore Partition. It has no letter designation and says it is 100MB in size but 100% free Volume 2 is the normal C drive for booting. Volume 3 is a hidden PQService partition of about 19GB with 60% free - I am not sure if this is new or belongs to the original OEM.

Help: can anyone out there help me to create a bootable USB stick for windows 8.1? I am not sure why the windows tool does not recognise the refreshi... Read more

A:creating recovery media - big problem


Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

It works good.

I use the paid version.


I backed up 8.1 pro with media center on a 32GB usb.
The compression level made the image & xml file only 27 GBs.
The xml is what makes the usb bootable.
Once your image is on usb drive just insert it & reboot & it recovers everything.

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