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Q: norton ghost 15 create the recovery disc problem

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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Preferred Solution: norton ghost 15 create the recovery disc problem

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I've used Norton Ghost 15 for some time with no problem. Three nights ago, when I tried to boot from the Ghost disc, I got the old blue screen of death ( image here). The machine is running XP Home SP3 with 1 gig of memory and boots normally except from ANY Ghost disc. Ghost seems to load normally until it gets to the point of asking you to accept the user agreement, then, when you click "Agree", the BSoD occurs. There are three HDs. "C" 250 Gb with the OS, "D" 1.5 Tb internal HD with Ghost restore points and overflow document storage and "H" 120 Gb external USB 2.0 drive with "My Documents".

I need help tracking down and fixing this problem as I count on Ghost to save me from my dumb mistakes.


A:[SOLVED] BSoD and Norton Ghost 15 recovery disc

What's the error code that it gives you?

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Hi all,
I avoid writing posts of my software problems, but for this one I couldn't find a solution.

I have an Acer laptop (still in warranty)
its HDD failed. The HDD is 320GB sata, toshiba.
I removed the original HDD and I want to temporarily use an USB 160GB WD drive.

I have a backup of C drive on 5 DVDs using norton Ghost.
I've never attempted recovery with it, until now.
(drive C is 37.7 GB, drive d is the remainder to 320 GB).

I followed all instructions for Ghost, I removed all partitions in the 160GB drive.
Ghost created 1st partition 37.7 and deployed all windows and other files there.
everything was successfully completed with all verifications.


on attempt to boot from the newly prepared HDD I get this error:
File \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f

"Insert Win installation disk ... etc"
I inserted win7 disk, selected recovery, It recovered somethng,
then after I boot from the new HDD I get windows startup screen, but followed by restart repeated forever.
I repeated everything from scratch, the whole 5 DVDs recovery.
Same thing:
BCD error.
I downloaded the program EASY BCD.
Inside there was a small BCDboot.exe that could run under dos.
(it was in EasyBcd\bin\BCDboot)
I executed the following line:
BCDboot c:\windows

BCD errror again converted to the other error with constant rebooting and "windows starting" screen.

I could press F8 and I tried several options
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A:[SOLVED] Win 7 recovery with Norton Ghost 15.0 problem. BCD 0xc000000f error. Blue sc

Try booting of your windows 7 installation disk and following the installation procedure. When you get to the screen that says asks if you want to do a clean install or upgrade, select upgrade. This will do a repair installation of windows and should keep all your files. I do however recommend backing up anything you can first just in case.

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This is my first attempt at using Ghost, so I know little or nothing about it. I'm hoping some of you guys with experience with it can help.

There are also what I deem to be side affects from the failed image creation.

I have attempted to create an image (to my slave drive) twice and each time, as Norton restarts the machine to create the image, the machine simply reboots but not fully. It gets to the point of detecting the drives and I get the "Missing Operating System" error.

Last night I had to use the procedures described here to boot back to Windows. The procedure described here did not work as when I typed in the commands I kept getting "Invalid Drive Specification" and I tried almost every letter in the alphabet. LOL
The possible causes of this are described here. The only one of those that applies to my situation seems to be that my BIOS is not compatible with PC DOS (The option I chose each time rather that MS DOS).
Now to the strange part. Last night I finally managed to delete the virtual partition and reset my C: (Primary with OS) back to active using the Gdisk procedures from the link above. I went to bed, as it was late, assuming everything was OK. All I did was check a few things. I have been entertaining the idea of installing 98se as a second OS (Currently running XP) and got up this morning to do some more studying to figure out exactly what route I wanted to take. I know 98 should be installed first ideally, but I am looking ... Read more

A:Norton Ghost: After attempting to create a Ghost Image I get "Missing OS" error.

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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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Here is my dilemma. I have created the boot disk with my correct NIC drivers and commands. I have tested it and it launches perfectly and allows network ghosting. However, the problem is that our new computers we want to ghost have no floppy disk drives so I need to make a boot CD to use ghost. Is there any way to create a boot CD using my bootable floppy I already made, or does anyone know of another setup used to make boot cd's? I have already tried using Roxio and Nero's bootable CD methods and neither have worked as of yet. I have as far as I know, configured the protocol.ini and config.sys files correctly as it does work on my floppy and I just can't make it into a CD.

My bootable floppy contains the following:


Any quick resolution would be great. I need to be able to ghost the 50-some PC's we just got before school starts.


A:Create a Boot CD for Norton Ghost?

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I downloaded Norton Ghost 10 a few days ago and I'm not clear on the exact steps for creating a boot disc in Nero Burning ROM 6. Seems you have to use this boot disc to recover any image files you've backed up. I have the ISO file downloaded with the program.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Boot Disc For Norton Ghost 10

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Hi, (Norton Ghost 2001 On Win98se system)
The boot disk made with Norton Boot Wizard, does not work. (no error code) Could the problem be that I have no autoexec and minimal 3 line config sys in my startup directory?
Is there a manual method to making a boot disk besides using the Norton Boot Wizard. If so what do I need to include in it?


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Hey Gang,

I just downloaded a (legal) copy of Norton Ghost 9 (2005) off the internet. The problem is that because it was a download, not a CD, I don't have an installation Cd.

This is a problem because Ghost tells you that your boot CD is also your installation CD. Since I don't have one, I want to know how to create one.

Can anyone help me out?


A:Solved: How Do I Create a Boot CD in Norton Ghost 9?

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Using Acronis or Norton Ghost, how do you create a bootable set of CDs or, ideally, DVDs with an entire disk (WinXP) image? The Acronis CD itself is bootable and I have restored entire disk images, even over the network, which is a great feature. I now have a full backup image that is nearly 10GB. The end result would be similar to the set of Recovery CDs you can create, say, with an HP desktop. However, the Recovery set would be customized in this case.
If Acronis or Norton Ghost can not do this, is there another software solution out there? Thanks for any and all insight.

A:Solved: Create bootable CDs with Acronis or Norton Ghost

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I have been reading all over the Internet and checking all links but cannot fix my problem. I have Norton Ghost 2003 installed on 1 computer running XP and I want to make a restore CD for another PC running 98se. I pulled the hard drive from the 98 and installed in XP as a slave. I used Norton Ghost 2003 to make a backup of the hard drive writing to a cdr. It will fit on 1 CD. Everything goes well but when I check the restore cd in the 98 computer ghost begins to run but when I click on image file to restore I get "Disk not created with Norton Ghost". I have tried many ways including backing up to a file and then using nero and a ghost boot floppy to make a bootable CD, all with the same result. "Disc not created with Norton Ghost" error again. 10 cds down the drain. Going out to buy 700mb cd-rw to keep trying. What am I doing wrong? I even tried the assigning drive letters but that doesn't work either. Thanks for any help

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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

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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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?

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, i have a problem with making a connection between my client and server computer, i actually have 28 clients but newer mind that. The problem i have is not actually real a problem i just need to get a Ndis2 driver for RTL8111B integrated NIC on Asus P5RD2-VM MB, i couldnt find it on the Realtek site, Asus Site, Googling... I found other Realtek drivers that are good For Norton Ghost but i couldnt get any to work with my NIC, it simply gives me a message saing "Network Adapter Not Found In The System." so if anyone has a solution or any kind of sugestion or advice please post.

Thank you all in advance!

A:Norton Ghost 7.5 with ghost server, NIC Ndis2 driver problem, please help!

My link did not work Try typeing you problem into google
Good luck

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Hope to use Norton Ghost 10.0 to
1. backup my disk to a tempory drive
2. send the disk for replacement
3. restore the new drive (programs AND data) from the backup

Thanks, RandWald

A:Norton Ghost for laptop recovery

Was that a question?
I personally would recommend using Acronis True Image if you haven't already bought Ghost.

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I cannot boot up using the Norton Ghost 14 disk. I need to get into the recovery enviroment so I can restore WinXP and other items that can't be done when Windows is running. Can anybody tell me why my system just hangs up when booting from the Norton Ghost disk or a home made recovery disk?

A:Solved: Norton Ghost Recovery Disk

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I'm running Win98se on an Ath1.4 with a 30gig HD with C: primary and E: extended, made with Partition Magic 5 with second HD 9Gig D: removable. I keep weekly Norton SytemWorks 2001 Ghost of C: on both E: and D:. After downloading DirectX upgrade (DONíT!) my system froze & when I rebooted I got disk falure error code. I booted from Ghost floppy, and Norton could not read either E: secondary or second HD, (all it listed as available was A: drive) so I could not get to my Ghost to recover my C: drive. Booting with Norton Recovery Disks it simply said Error reading Drive C: and stopped. So both Norton Recovery Disk and Norton Ghost backup were useless. The WIN98 startup disk could not access C: either. It appeared C: partitions were corrupted and blocked recovery. I pulled hard drive & set as slave in friendís computer to examine it and miraculously it worked fine! When I put it back in my computer, Norton Ghost boot properly listed D:, I ghosted C: back off it and everythings the same as last week. But I canít count on getting this lucky next time!

QUESTION ONE: How to repartition a C: drive with corrupted partitions, if Norton Recovery Disk and WIN98 startup wonít even read C: (Iíd like to keep secondary E: data intact)
QUESTION TWO: Is problem related to using Partition Magic? Should I start over with FDISK, and not use partiion magic?
OBVIOUS QUESTION THREE: How to make sure my backup systems are accessble if this happens again. (One solution: a hard drive ... Read more

A:How To Access Norton 2001 Ghost For Recovery?

If you are concerned it will happen again you could make a ghost of the E drive as well and just partition and format both with fdisk and the boot floppy format. Install both ghosts and you are back in business.

Iíve always avoided using Partition Magic. I need a dual boot to Win98SE from my current XP system and am not about to reinstall it. So I have to use PM to establish a second primary and Boot Magic to hide the partition. I wouldnít touch it otherwise. I think out my partitions in the first place and donít like worrying about overlays. I doubt that updating DirectX would have corrupted normal partitions.

If you have enough space on your D drive for ghosts of both C and E it should be fairly easy to partition it the old fashioned way. Iíve never copied a ghost image to a clean formatted master drive, but it seems it should work fine since DOS should be able to see the D drive. The worse that could happen would be that you would have to install the OS to the D drive set as master to transfer them over. So if you were confident of the ghosts you could get everything back on the C and E after a partition and format.

It sounds like there is no way to guarantee access to your ghost if the computer wonít read any of the drives. It seems it wasnít seeing the optical drives, so not even a CDR would work.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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Hi recently a client purchased three Dell Precision 380 workstations with Wiin 2000 professional.
To speed my installs I attempted to use Norton Ghost 9.0 to image the first PC before I set it up with all the software they need on it.
I can install Ghost 9.0 and do Backup of the drive while its running (OS partition too) without any problem.

My problem is this: When I boot up on the recovery CD that comes with the disk it won't recognize the SATA hard drive. Has anyone come across this problem?
I went to their knowledge base and found nothing regarding this issue but I did find my interim workaround solution there.
In the knowledge base they acknowledge a problem with Ghost 2003 and SATA drives.
The workaround is this: Run the ghost program from the ghost 2003 cd in dos, the command should be this: ghost -fni. This forces it to recognize the SATA drives and I was able to use ghost 2003 to do my imaging and restore those images to the other PC's.
I'm hoping you smart folks may have seen this issue before and help me solve it.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Norton Ghost 9.0 recovery cd and SATA hard drives

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Here?s the deal. I am running an Asus Commando board on P965 chipset. I will be replacing my mainboard with the Asus P5Q-E or P5Q Deluxe. I have backed up my entire computer to a separate hard drive. Is it feasible to install Vista for my new main board install Norton Ghost, pinpoint Ghost to the updates it stored on my other drive and restore my programs seeing how it is the same operating system? Ghost does not go into great detail on this subject. Thanks for any help on this.

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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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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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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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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,

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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,

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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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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.


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 purchased a legal copy of Norton Ghost 15 from Ebay online. In order to create the system recovery disk I have to have the iso file for it. It says this in the instructions of my Norton Ghost 15 software. So far I have had no luck finding a place to download it. I went to the Symantec site but was unable to find anything even remotely similar to what I wanted.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have a Norton Ghost 12 rescue disk. Will this work with Norton ghost 15?

A:Solved: Where Can I download the free Norton Ghost 15 System Recovery Disk ISO?

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Hi guys,

I recently backed up my Hitachi drive which developed bad sectors and then restored it to a same size Seagate one. The operation was done through Norton Ghost. Both backup and restore operations completed successfully, however, when I tried to boot up with the new drive, Windows 7 failed to boot with the message

autochk not found - skipping AUTOCHECK

and rebooting afterwards.

Can't boot into Safe Mode either.

1. There are two partitions, one is marked as 07 and the other is 27 (VAIO recovery). No hidden partitions.

2. The recovery console says Bad Driver (A recent driver installation may have caused a problem), because I believe the driver for previous hard drive was different (this one is actually a Seagate Momentus XT, so it must have some different driver). Yes, I ran it three times. By the way, recovery runs from the same hard disk.

Guys, any idea how I can get this thing to boot. I really don't want to reinstall tons of programs, even though I can obviously recover all of my docs.




A:Windows Fails to Boot after Norton Ghost recovery (autochk not found)

Did you instruct Ghost to copy the MBR?

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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.

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 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


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?

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?

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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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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,

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

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:


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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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