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Q: recover, create recovery disc or hard drive

Not that computer savvy but can get some help to do it.
Would like to create a restore drive, cd, dvd, etc .in case this machine gets corrupted severely and would need the drive wiped clean.
How to find out how large of a hard drive , or thumb drive to get,
How to do it.
Does it save all the files and favorites places.

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Preferred Solution: recover, create recovery disc or hard drive

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

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

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

A: recover, create recovery disc or hard drive

I think what you are looking for is a full backup of your computer in case something goes wrong.
Is this what you want to do?

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My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

So how can I format this C Drive when

Any help much appreciated ....................................
 

A:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
 

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Hi, please help.

The computer is an HP a6400f, Windows Vista service pack 2
with a Western Digital WD5000 AAKS-65A7B0 drive.

Last year I started having problems with the wd5000 hard drive. I would get error messages and at startup the computer would show that it was scanning the files. I realized that maybe the drive was dying, so I figured out how to clone it to a new 1TB drive. Things had been ok with the new 1TB drive until last month. My dad had trouble with it and didn't tell me until windows would not even load anymore. I was heartbroken. I know I should have saved everything to some discs when I had the chance. Anyway, I used another computer to download a vista repair program, made a CD, and used the cd on the a6400f, but it didn't seem to work.

So since the new drive seemed dead, I had the idea to use the original hard drive I had cloned from (wd5000), and try to repair it and clone it again. So I plugged in the original drive, used the vista repair disc, and thankfully it was working even though it still says biohd-8 in the smart test. I was hopeful because the desktop would load, but the problem was that it would take forever to load. Yesterday I decided to wait however long it would take until the spinning cursor would go away and see if I could click on programs. It took a long time and everything was slow, but I was able to access the msconfig and check off some startups and services. Then I read online about chkdsk /r. So I tried that and when I s... Read more

A:How can I recover data from hard drive after using repair disc?

Hi and welcome,
You may be able to recover some files using testdisk (free and legal) but it depends how over-written they are. Guide here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step inc how to run from within Windows.

In the meantime, use those drives as little as possible to improve chances of recovery.
You could try using a Linux o/s called Ubuntu to try to rescue files off the dead drive. Guide here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/ the version of Ubuntu has changed so some screenshots may look different, but the method still works.

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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My hard drive crashed on my desktop computer. It started making noises and then just locked up. I replaced the hard drive and my recover disc won't work. My question is this. I can borrow a Windows XP Professional oem installation disc from my employer. Can I install from my employer's disc and use my Product I.D. Code to reinstall XP Pro onto my computer? Thanks in advance.

Docshank

A:Hard Drive crashed, recover disc won't work

As long as your product Code is for the same version, Xp Pro OEM.
Check the COA sticker on your PC, if the key is for an OEM XP Pro install, then you can. If you have XP Home though, you'd need an XP Home OEM Disk.

If you installed from a Retail disk, you would need a Retail disk to use with your Product key.

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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

A:How to create OS Recovery Disc and Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc??

I have a M72e computer which I'm busy reinstalling the OS. I had upgraded to Win 10 about a year ago. Is there software that you can download to usb stick that replaces the discs? I believe you will require 8gb ?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15r N5110, and i replace the harddrive to a one with higher capacity, the thing is that i want to restore this new harddrive with all the functions and the SO i have in the first one, because i install an SO, and i download the drivers from dell, but is everything just a mess, i dont know which one is which, and my computer is just freaking out, i want to restore everything like the firs harddrive, but i read that the restore only work in the firts hard drive because of the restore partition, and i dont know what to do, :c pleas esome help here.

A:Recovery Disc One Hard drive to another

If the old Hard Drive is still working, meaning you are just upgrading to a larger size drive. you could clone the old drive, to the new one.

Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone Software download to Clone Hard Drive - EaseUS Disk Copy Freeware

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Hey everyone. I'm having a problem installing my recovery disc onto my new hard drive. Here's some info. I have an HP Pavilion Notebook, model dv6807us, with Windows Vista Home Premium. I started having hard drive issues, so I bought a new hard drive. Well, before the hard drive went out, I was having issues with the DVD drive. The drive was not being detected, and was not showing up in My Computer, nor was is showing up in the device manager. I talked to someone with HP support and they told me that I could order the HP recovery discs, and it will install Windows Vista onto my new hard drive. However, I was not having the DVD drive issues at this time. My hard drive ended up completely going out, so I was worried that I might have a problem installing the recovery discs with the DVD drive issues that I was having. Today, I installed the new hard drive, turned on the computer, chose to boot from the DVD drive, and inserted recovery disc 1, and all it says is "operating system not found". No matter what I try, I cannot get the recovery disc to start up. The DVD drive is powering up because the green light is coming on and it ejects, but it just wont start the recovery disc. Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Trying To Use Recovery Disc On New Hard Drive

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My hard drive went bad so I recently put in a new hard drive in my Compaq Presario SR2020NX computer. I also got recovery disc from HP to put the windows XP media center system back on the hard drive but am having problems. After running the recovery disc for about a hour I get a message that says "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. check your hard drive to make sure it is properly confirgured and terminated. run chkdsk/f to check for had dirve corruption, and then restart your computer." I have had the hard drive checked to make sure there is nothing wrong with it. My other concern is it is not exactly the same hard drive that came out of it, does that make a difference? It is a western digital Caviar A8MZN-LA with 250 GB but it was a Seagate A8M2N-LA 160 GB.
 

A:Can I use recovery disc from HP on a new hard drive?

Hi DLPSOCCER, and welcome to TSG.

DLPSOCCER said:


It is a western digital Caviar A8MZN-LA with 250 GB but it was a Seagate A8M2N-LA 160 GB.Click to expand...

You might want to check and give us the model numbers right off the labels attached the drives. As far as I can tell, an "A8MZN-LA" model number is for an Asus motherboard.
 

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Can I Recovery My Windows With Cmd.exe?, And If. Yes How.

A:Hard Drive Fail, I Need A Recovery Disc

@Clarence100 To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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I Have A HP Elitebook6930p
AR.764 US #ABA Window 7 Or 8 Upgraded To Window 10.

A:Hard Drive Fail, I Need A Recovery Disc

Hi: If you plan on reinstalling W10 you can do so as follows... You can clean install W10 on your PC as long as it had been previously successfully activated when you upgraded. Use the media creation tool at the link below to make a W10 installation DVD or bootable USB flash drive. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 When you get to the part where you are asked to input a product key, there will also be a box to check labeled 'I don't have a product key.' You check that box and W10 will install and should automatically reactivate once your PC is connected to the internet. If you want to go back to W7, in the USA/Canada, call HP at this number 1-800-334-5144, and order a set of recovery disks.   Have the model # and serial # of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. 

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I installed a new hard drive in my HP Pavillion dv6700. I ordered the recovery disc from HP but I bought a hard drive elsewhere. When I put the disc in and turn on the computer I just get OS missing. Nothing happens. What did I do wrong?
 

A:Solved: New hard drive HP recovery disc don't do anything

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Hello,

I'll have to replace the hard disk from my Satellite A 200 laptop and only have a Recovery Disk with it. Will I be able to install Vista on a new hard disk from it?

Thanks

Message was edited by: xaver

A:Can I install Vista from Recovery Disc on new hard drive?

Of course you will be able to do this.

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My hard drive has died and I really need a OSCAR Recovery download for my Probook 4540s. Please help.

A:Hard drive died, I really need a system recovery disc

OS not OSCAR, stupid auto correct...

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I'm working on a Gateway LX 6810-01 and he completley reformatted his hard drive. He ordered some factory discs to restore to factory settings but when it loads it up it just hangs.

I made a vista 64 recovery disc and it loads up.. When it does it asks for the Dvd/cd Rom driver.

The device is a HL - DT - ST DVDRAM GH15F SCSI Cdrom Device

It lets me serach for it and flash drive is an option and I have one handy, however I can't just find the driver I need and put it on this flash drive for the computer I'm working on.

What can I do to get this going?

A:Vista 64 bit recovery disc on a wiped hard drive.

it should load it from the dvd, i have looked only but can't find a driver for yeah sorry.

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hi, I was trying to create recovery image using HP recovery Manager. I was seeing an option to write into USB FALSH drive or DVD.  When I had inserted external HARD drive, HP recovery manager was not detecting . After that I had inserted PEN DRIVE which was detected by recovery manager. Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ?I understand it meant for PEN DRIVE , but I dont why I can not export it to exteranl hard drive ? Product numberX3C61PAProduct nameHP Notebook - 15-ay083tu 













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A:Create recovery media - not detecting external hard drive

>>> Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ? Hi, It supports USB pen drive or DVD only and external HDD is not a pen drive. Regards.

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Hi,
I have dell inspiron 3542 laptop. Hard drive was crashed, I bought new drive but its blank. How to reinstall windows 8?
I don't have any recovery disc.
Please reply.
Thanks,
Rc chat

A:Reinstall windows 8 after replacing hard drive / no recovery disc

Create Media site-- windows.microsoft.com/.../create-reset-refresh-media

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Hard drive failed and unit would not boot. Work I.T department informed me that the hard drive was U/S. new fitted and recovery discs purchased form HP. Recovery fails right at end.  see following screen shots:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
P2PP BurnBoot Check Failed
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Possible Causes:
1. Yellow-Bang occured at Device Manager
2. Some silent-install failure of applications
3. Found failed at PININST_BBV
4. Found failed at PININST_BBV2
5. Found Memory Dump file
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Suggestion:
1. Checking REGDEV_BB.LOG for drivers
2. Checking BBApps.log for applications
3. Checking MEMDUMP_BBV.log for memory dump file
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Note[for ODM]:
If you know which component failed in preinstall process
after checking above files, please OTS it to the component owner.
Otherwise, suggest to contact TWN PDC NB-PreinPM or create PIN-Log and OTS it with OTS Category Image
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[RegistryDevicesCheck]
Result=FAILED

FAILED DEVICE #0:
Description : Unknown Device
PNPDeviceID : USB\VID_00... Read more

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Hi all

I had this in the wrong section earlier and got no help, so trying again here. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc on a USB pen drive for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), as it doesn't have a CDROM. I'm following the instructions here to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process.

Can anyone help?
thanks

A:Why is my C:\Recovery folder empty? (trying to create Recovery Disc)

That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.

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Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system - RMPrepUSB to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process. Can anyone help? thanks

A:Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
4. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
Memory cards are not supported for this function.
A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
5. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
6. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to backup your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
7. The system backup starts and click OK when done.

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when I recover my pc with recovery disc, There is an error ...i.e. P2PP burnboot recover failed n many more errors are there in written form ... Need help ..

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Hi to all.
My i have your help please?
I have a laptop hp.
Windows 7 home premium.
I want to creat recovery disc
but when i start to create disc, i see mesage: Error,recovery failed!!! Missing recovery,something like this...
Is first recovery ON THIS LAPTOP

Thnx to all.

A:I can't create recovery disc

Hello Xhimi,

If you are trying to creating a HP Recovery Disc, then could you post a screenshot of your diskmgmt.msc showing your hard disks layout to see if you still have your OEM recovery partition intact. If it isn't, then you are out of luck and will need to contact HP to get a set of recovery disks instead.

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Hi,I have just bought my HP Pavilion and wanted to create recovery disk and I can not do it. I followed the instructions and  I could not do it. I know it can be done just once. I bought laptop with Windows 10. how can i find out it was done before as the laptop was bought new but second hand. so someone could use it before. I am very  angry that i can not do it. it happened to me before that i did not create recovery disk for my last laptop and it was very  costly to get it fixed when i needed to reinstall system. is there any other way to do it?I would be very grateful if you could help.Sylvi

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Purchased a ASUS laptop (K52 series) w/Windows 7 for my mother-in-law, for Xmas. Got it set up, but I can't figure out how to create a the "recovery discs". I've done this quite a few times on other computers - ususally takes about 2 DVD's. Usually the recovery feature is either in "system tools" or "programs". Checked control panel also.
 

A:Cannot create recovery disc

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Hi, recently Vista failed to start on boot-up and I had to do a restore to partition one to get it going. Needless to say this is a lot of work as I lost all of my settings.
Vista (32) came pre-installed on my laptop so I don't have the disc. On windows 7 it seems easy enough to create a recovery disk from "backup and restore" but I don't see the same option in Vista. I have read in forums ways to do it but these were pre SP1 and I have SP2 installed. I want to know if there is a way to do it through Vista. Cheers

A:Need to create a recovery disc

Hello Alamshar,

The recovery disc created through "Backup and Restore" is not the same as your OEM factory recovery disc. The recovery disc through "Backup and Restore" can only be used to repair Vista with, and cannot install/reinstall Vista. The OEM factory recovery disc, can only be used to do a clean install of Vista with.

If you wanted to create the OEM factory recovery disc instead, then please post back with what brand your computer is and if it's a laptop or desktop. I'll be happy to see if I may be able to find and post back the instructions for how.

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I upgraded to Win 10 Pro.  I created a boot disc, repair disc.
Now, I'd like to be able to recover from a system crash. How do do I create a recovery disc with the win system on it?

A:How to create a win 10 recovery disc

Your best option is to create HDD image. Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the bestFree alternatives:- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial160.html)- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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I encountered problems trying to create recovery discs for my hp pavillion dv 5000 on win xp. My pc recognises that I have already created recovery discs and would not allow me create another one. What do I do? If I restore my system to factory settings, would the system allow me start creating recovery discs again?
 

A:create pc recovery disc

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Hi everyone,
I want to create recovery disc (from recovery partition of my laptop), but I'm not able to do it in Win 8.1. They removed this option in Win 8.1.
I'm able to create recovery usb. I tried to copy all files from usb to BluRay and burn (in Linux). But I'm not able to boot from BluRay, boot from USB work's.
Please help, how to create bootable BluRay? Or how to copy files from usb to BluRay and make BluRay bootable?

Thank's so much!

A:Win 8.1 - create recovery DISC, not usb

hi, it not that they removed the option ,it some manufacturer don't allow you to use dvd anymore ,for some reason they want you to use a usb ,i think it might be your only option

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I have a question and am in hopes someone has the answer. Ok my Dad has the Vista64 on his Gateway computer. Well he didn't make the disc when he first got his new computer. We are needing those disc due to we had to take it to bestbuy(under warranty), and they are telling us they have to have the disc to repair his system due to it is corrupt and they are going to have to wipe his system clean and take it back to the original factory settings. This OEM Recovery Disc that is showing in this post and link, can I download that onto my system which is XP to put it on the disc for that? OR will it actually download a vista 64 into my system? I don't want to mess up my system so this is why I'm asking. Was going to purchase the disc but have no idea where to buy them at.

Thanks for the help!

A:Create or get OEM Recovery Disc?

First there is no link shown.
Second, what is the name and make of your computer. There is usually an Fkey that can be used to go back to factory settings.
You cannot make an OEM DVD at this point.
You may be able to get one for cost from the manufacturer/seller of the computer.

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sir,
so may time i tried to create recovery disc, but it is not completing, it completes up to 28% and then crash and message came restart your system and try again.

A:not able to create recovery disc

What is the make and model # of your computer? What program are you using to make recovery discs? What type of disc are your using? (ex) CD-R or CD-RW? or DVD-R, DVD-RW etc? What is the full error message? Do you use different blank media each time? Or reuse the same disc?

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I cannot find "Gateway Recovery Center" and or "Factory Recovery External Media" in "All Programs".... so cannot make a recovery disc.


Thanks for any help...

A:can't create 'recovery disc'

?Empowering Technology?
Other Gateway entries in the Start Menu?

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If you know much about recovery disc, I think you will know recovery disc is the best choice for Windows 7 admin password reset besides another administrator. The recovery disc includes password reset disk and system recovery disc. Password reset disk is easy to create before Windows 7 locked. While if you want to create password reset disk after you couldn?t log on to Windows 7, you have to ask for help from third-party software. For example, Windows Password Genius is conceivable option. System recovery disc can be instead of installation disc, if you have back up your Windows 7 Home Premium. But if you have not done that, it doesn?t matter. System recovery disc also could be created after you are unable to boot your Windows 7, as long as you find a computer with same Windows operational system. You have to create system recovery disc on it. For example, 64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7. You can check the properties about computer through Control Panel ? System and Security ? System, or right click the Computer and choose Properties. Now let?s see how recovery disc reset Windows 7 Home Premium admin password.1. Password reset disk reset Windows 7 admin password2. System recovery disc reset Windows 7 admin password 1. Password Reset Disk Reset Windows 7 Admin Password There are two cases you should consider, because password reset disk comes from two ways and is created in two periods. So when you use pass... Read more

A:How to Recover Windows 7 Admin Password with Recovery Disc

Thanks for this article, it is informative and I also find out the other ways to recover Windows 7 admin password with recovery disc instantly. It is to make use of the sade mofe, admin account,  password prompt and so on.  In that topic we can know the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery is also a good tool for us. It is really another smart Windows 7 password key and it also supports Windows 8.1, 8,XP and Vista. You can't miss it.

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I need to find out if there is a way to create a recovery disc for Windows 8.1 with cd/dvd put into the driver, so that when Windows 10 crashes on me I have a way to get my pc back up and running please help. I do not have a USB.

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I recently purchased a Gateway laptop M-6888U that had no software disc provided. I was told by Bestbuy to simply backup my entire drive. I wish to know is there a way to make a recovery disc that WILL install a fresh copy of vista64 or am I screwed since everyone is trying to cut corners? I know I can make a recovery disc that works IF I have a working installation of my OS. My concern is if the drive gets corrupted and my OS needs to be reinstalled I'm screwed, with my only option being to purchase a new copy of Vista.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Create a Gateway OEM Recovery Disc

Hello Gruvin, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This link at Gateway will help show you how to create a set of OEM recovery discs to use to restore Vista back to factory defaults with if you are unable to from the hard drive's recovery partition. Just repeat again, and select the other option to create the Vista recovery disc and not just one for the applications and drivers disc.

Gateway Support - Create System Recovery Discs for the Applications and Drivers External Media in the Gateway Recovery Center

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone

Could any help me I have bought a new netbook which obviously has no CD/DVD Drive. I want to create a backup/recovery disc, when you go into it says it will take 2 blank DVD's. It then says no optical disc found. I connected it via an XSync cable to my laptop hoping I could do it this way but no! I plugged in my 500gb external hard drive hoping this was an option but it wasn't either.

Packard Bell say a 4gb flash drive or the hard drive should work. Any ideas how I can do this? When it say no optical disc found it doesn't give you an option to browse or send it to another drive.

Many thanks Jo
 

A:How to create a DVD recovery disc on a Netbook?

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Hi all. All the discussion about a bootable recovery disc, and this article I ran across the other day. The article says you need the original installation disc. I have a machine that the disc didn't come with.

Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc - istartedsomething

If I don't have the original disc, can I still make a Recovery Disc thru SP1?
I know that there are a lot of places to download a ISO image from. In fact I downloaded one yesterday from a source in this thread.

Complete PC Restore- HOW??

But I am under the impression that it would be better to use a disc created after you have loaded SP1 if you have to do a repair?
The question is, will I be able to create a recovery disc after I have downloaded SP1 if I don't have the original install disc?
Or should I just create the one I have the image for and if I need to use it then Reload SP1 after I get running again? I am very new to computers and I will appreciate any and all help I get. Thank you.

A:Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc

Hi Ted,

Since you have a OEM Recovery installation dvd, you will need to create or download this ISO file to create the Recovery Disc instead of what was given by the SP1. You will just burn the ISO file to a DVD or CD to use it as a Recovery Disc.

Create a Recovery Disc

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If you type "System" into the search bar you will get "Create a System Repair Disc". You can make a recovery disc within windows yourself. This would be handy if you can not boot into the self healing Recovery options Menu or instead of using an OEM or Installation disc.. It takes about one minute to make a recovery disc.

A:Create a System Recovery Disc yourself!

Hi Aaron,

I do not think that is working yet in Windows 7. It will create one, but when you go to test it, it is a dud. The problem is that it does not ask for the Windows 7 installation dvd to be inserted, as it did in Vista, to add the boot files needed.

Did yours work?

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How to create a recovery disc, hdd repair for

HDD data/Sector 512 byte format and  computer sata hard drive 950GB but, 4096 byte format after the computer sata hard drive 500gb...
Create a recovery disc, return 950 gb for

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Dear fellows, please i need help. When i bought my notebook i did not get recovery disc with it. recently my note book started acting up. i was able to survive, but my instinct tells me my time is coming up for crash. I was trying to locate disc and create recovery disc. I do not know how to create recovery discs. I tried once: this is what the system says exact words from the screen:This computer does not a drive capable of creating CD's or DVD. contact HP. However, i do have CD drive. So, please would you help me how to create recovery disc using DVD-R disc's or flash drive. Much appreciated for your kindness. Reddy

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Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1, IE8

I spent at least 12 hours burning iso, re-installing Vista, updating etc etc etc.
I just finished activating it by phone.
So, I decided to create a recovery disc so I won't be facing the same predicment again, ( I was just a computer beginner back then.)
I follow this tutorial published by Brink :
Create a Recovery Disc

Problem started in
9. Take ownership and Allow your user account Full Control (permissions) of the recdisc.exe file at this location (step 7).

In my C:/Windows/System32, I don't have recdisc.exe. I have recdisc


So, when I right click at recdisc, Take Ownership was not available.
If I skipped that and continued, when it came to Copy and Replace, it asked for confirmation, and when I clicked continue, it wouldn't let me. Said I don't have the permission.
I just re-installed the darn OS and I was the only user, hence the only admin.

So, what should I have done ?

Thank you.

t-4-2

A:unable to create Visa recovery disc

Hello T-4-2,

"Take Ownership" is not in the context menu by default. The link in step 9 shows you how to add it. You will have to take ownership of the recdisc.exe file with your user acccount first, then set permissions of the recdisc.exe file to Allow your user account Full Control.

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I want to create a system repair disk from the system backup partition on my Thinkpad T410. I've got a couple of problems. On one hand, Microsoft's Create Windows Recovery Disc utility (I assume) works only from Microsoft's Windows ISO file, not from Lenovo's backup partition. On the other hand, Lenovo's Create Windows Repair Media program appears to write only thumb drives, not DVDs. Without going into details, this is both a concern and a practical problem. I expected to, and want to, create a repair disk (or disc), not a thumb drive.  Is there a way to create a DVD instead of a "media" from the backup partition? If not, I'm considering downloading Microsoft's Windows 7 image and burning a repair disk from that. But I think this is a poor solution because Lenovo has included drivers and utilities into the system backup partition that the Microsoft Windows image will not have. But I can't find information about what I'll miss if I use Microsoft's image instead of Lenovo's, and what (if anything) I could do to obtain the missing material. Can anyone help dispel the confusion?

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I have been trying to create a bios recovery disc for HP Pavilion dv6-7012tx using the setup available on the hp website from a different pc. Whenever I run the setup, the option to create a recovery disc is locked. How do I enable it?Have tried it on both hp and non hp computers/laptops

A:Unable to create bios recovery disc

Hi @arunabhdas,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have questions about the BIOS. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I have a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic. Within 10 days of purchase, my hard disk crashed and was replaced. At that time the authorized service centre installed OS Windows Vista Business. I have created a set of recovery disc which contains the factory settings of my laptop (I mean which I got after hard disk replacement-Vista Business,and also contained promotional offers of 60 days free Norton Internet security and 60 days free Microsoft office).

I checked my OS for its genuineness status on microsoft's website. It reports my OS to be GENUINE.
Now my problem is "Is my OS really genuine?" I don't have the product key as the sticker which I got on the laptop contains Vista Home Basics's Product Key. I found the product key using a 3rd party utility that tells me keys of all installed softwares.

My next problem is I don't have a Vista disc. What I have is the recovery disc, which is very different from OS disc and is not useful in many situations. How can I get Vista ISO from recovery disc?

I believe if what I am trying to do is not possible, in that case can I get such an ISO from microsoft?
And if even that is not possible, if I somehow get a disc from my friend and then install Vista from it by entering my own product key(which I have discovered using 3rd party tool), will my installation still be genuine? Can I copy my friend's DVD for future use?

I am so keen on getting Vista disc instead of recovery dis... Read more

A:Genuine OS, create ISO frm recovery disc, startup repair

If your programs are designed for Vista, they will work in Win7.

EasyBCD claims it can handle dual boots Windows and Linux. But, being that Fedora is a cutting edge distro, it may have something new that EasyBCD can't recognize. I would call up EasyBCD to ensure that it works with Fedora 13.

There is another option for running Linux instead of dual booting. I use SUN's Virtual Box. It is a free virtual machine, similar to VMWare ( ~$160 ). So I can run Linux while I am inside Windows. Works great for me.

Since you're planning to install Win 7, I would save the money and not order a Vista disc.
 

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Originally Posted by Brink


Hello cheesum,

For what you are wanting, you will need to create a set of OEM factory recovery discs or an OEM factory recovery USB flash drive instead. If this is for your Lenovo, then this below may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn



How would I do this on a gateway windows 8 ne56

A:Create gateway windows 8 ne56 recovery disc

Welcome to EightForums.

http://global-download.gateway.com/G...SKTOP&Step2=DX SERIES&Step3=DX4870&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=GATEWAY&SC=PA_6G








Originally Posted by Gateway


Gateway Recovery Management
To prepare your computer for system recovery options, you should create
a set of recovery discs as soon as possible. See page 66 for more
information.



How to make Acer Recovery disks.

Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8
Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

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I have norton ghost 15 I downloaded the gearico burner to create the recovery disc on windows 7 64 but I chose the drive but there is no name so I tried to put the name on but every time it is an error.Can anybody help me please? Thx
 

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My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?

A:[SOLVED] how do i create an xp recovery disc from a vista computer

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Originally Posted by chris_irwin89


My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?




Confused?
You thread states how can I create a Vista Recovery CD using your Laptop with Vista Basic.
You Can Not as your laptop maybe different than his computer.

Your Post states how can you create an XP recovery CD from Vista.
In the second case you can not. as far as I know.

You will need the original XP recovery CD or a retail XP CD to reinstall the OS on your friends computer
Does he have a recovery partition (could be Hidden) on his PC?
Bill

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My daughter installed some upgrades on her windows 7 laptop, following this it will not reboot into windows. Have tried all the obvious things the only option now seems to be a system recovery but she will lose her applications. Only restore point is from date of service pack 1 and that was unsuccessful.
Dont have system image disc.
I do have a recovery disc from another PC and can boot from this.
The laptop passed start up tests.
Would it be possible to uninstall the recent upgrades to see if that helps?
Does minimised image recovery option allow you to keep applications, would this be better than system recovery?

A:Re: Cannot restore computer to factory condition or create recovery disc

First off backup any data that you can't live without off of the computer and save it to a USB Flash Drive and by using an Ubuntu Live CD.
You can try your recovery CD and see if you get the option to Repair My Computer or to get to the Command Prompt. Here type chkdsk C: /R the Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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