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Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

Q: Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

I had previously had a issue with a virus/Trojan, I downloaded multiple aintvirus/malware removel
Tools, to no avail. So I decided to do a full recovery, apon the recovery completion my system starts to reinstall windows. At that point after registry install the system gives error message that windows is unable to install to "thuis systems hardware" I have tried everything I know and was suggested via tech support.. Any ideas(besides buying a recovery CD or new OS) please help ASAP. Have college work due end of week.

And now its saying hardisk failure and bios is not recognizing my HDD..

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Preferred Solution: Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

if bios is not recognising hdd it could either be a problem with drivers or your hdd is "fried"

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I have an HP Compaq dx2000mt desktop that has windows7 32bit enterprise installed on it. I tried to install windows7 home 32bit to replace the enterprise OS. As I was installing it stated the old OS would be marked, XXX.old and it went forward, then came to a point where there were booting errors. and it stopped installing. Now I am left with a half install, and a full OS the boot section now in its own drive named disk 0 system reserved.
I partioned the C drive and allocated 20gb and tried to install there. I received the same errors seems that my boot.ini is stuck in the system reserved and I cant figure out how to incorporate disk 0 over to disk C, so that my boot is in the same disk drive.
I have really messed this one up. I have installed an operating system before and never had so much trouble.
Any advice would be helpful.
And please if you have an answer, something for me to do, it needs to be A.B.C.'d out step by step as Im not an expert. But I guess I already proved that...
Thank you in advance.
Katz

A:Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

Clean Install Windows 7

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HI all, since replacing my  HD, windows 7 worked perfectly for about 3 months then suddenly  flagged that windows is not genuine, also i am unable to install windows7 SP1, all details below and thanks
in advance for any  help




I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, i have downloaded it numerous times but it  always fails to install
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Installation date: ?2019/?07/?01 03:10 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80070017


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-76HMH-M4RKY-V4HX6
Windows Product Key Hash: CegQyzk5Zd0qxFdtmueCy9UmviY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00013
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {71B94676-A10A-433B-9FA8-73226A24FB25}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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My drive failed. I have installed a new drive and I have the recovery CDs but the system gets to the HP BIOS screen and will not let me change the Boot Menu or enter setup to select the boot drive. If I disconnect the DVD and the new drive I get the message that I don't have a bootable drive. How do I get the System Recovery to boot and install to my new drive? Thanks for any help.

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Hi everyone. I have a Gateway nv44 laptop that originally came with windows vista. but I was eligable to upgrade it to windows 7 and did so.

I am stuck in a little dilemma here. I was having some issues after the windows7 SP1 update. I had to use the system recovery on my laptop to do a complete recovery.

In the process of doing that something went awry and is now causing me to not be able to get my recovery complete and my laptop working again.

I am getting the following message>

The comupter restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then the re-installation.

Now if I follow what they say's I will get that same message no matter what.


I do have recovery CD's I ordered ages ago... and have attempted to use. Now I had to go into bios and change the boot order so it wood boot from the cd's.... but I am still getting the same error message I listed above.

I am about ready to throw this out the window, but that wouldn't help..lol.. so I was hoping some clever soul amongst you might have some ideas of how I can solve this issue and get my laptop back in working order.

sorry I meant to add that I believe the system restore and disk revert the computer back to windows vista...But I do still have my upgarde cds to put it back to windows 7 if I can get this up and going again...


Any thoughts or suggestions you folks might have will be grealy appreci... Read more

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I have a compaq CQ60 104TU laptop, my previous harddrive crashed and i has an external 500GB hardrive lying around. So, I opened it up and took the Harddrive out and inserted into my laptop.

When I am trying to load windows into it I get the error

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu

The Hard disk has no data, and i don't have a CD-Rom, have made my USB bootable manually using DISKPART (this method of installation has worked for me before)

I have a InsydeH2O Setup Utility
Inside the BIOS the options available to me are:-

**Main**
->System Time
->System Date
->Diagonistic Log

**Security**
->Administrator Password <clear>
->Power-On Password <clear>

**Diagonistics**
->Primary Hard Disk Self Test
->Memory Test

**System Configuration**
->language <English>
->Processor C6 states <Enabled>
->Fan always on <enabled>
->Boot Options->

**Exit**

**No other options other than this are available to me in the bios**
Note:- In the BIOS Reverting back to Defaults did not work. I have already tried that

Please could you help me repair my laptop.

A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

giving it a bump here

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Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:



No OS listed


Backup not listed



I've tried the following options but it's futile.


returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg


It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.

A:Thinkpad Windows 7(with truecypt) system recovery failed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by needdhelp


Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:

No OS listed
Backup not listed

I've tried the following options but it's futile.
returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg
It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.



Hello there!

I'm not an expert in this area but try this article Recover a TrueCrypt Volume - CGSecurity

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Ok, my wife's hard drive is toast. Can't read at all. I even removed it, put it in an external enclosure with USB connection and tried to read it on my computer, nada. Tried Spinrite on it. Nada. So, it's gone, and I can't recover anything.

I'm buying a new HD. The OEM version of Windows 7 was pre-installed by HP on the laptop. So I have no disks. I do have the 3 Recovery Disks my wife created when we bought the machine. But when I was trying to revive the harddrive one of the recovery screens said Windows 7 had to be already installed on the hard drive for that to work.

So, is there anyway for me to get Windows 7 on the new HD short of buying a new copy? The laptop does have a sticker on it with a product key.

Steve

A:Hard Drive has failed! Install Windows 7 on new HD from Recovery disk

spthomas,
HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Looking for Recovery Discs? - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC*-* HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

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A friend, who is new to computers, came by with an old Compaq Presario Notebook (running Vista) to have me take a look at it and maybe install some software. We decided it might be fun to load up with Ubuntu. I have successfully loaded Ubuntu on other machines before.

So we decided to do a full install- getting rid of Vista completely. Unfortunately the system wouldn't let me load it - it simply hangs 90% through the Ubuntu install. I tried it multiple times using different install CDs- and it hung in same place each time. Of course in the process, Vista was wiped off the machine.

Unable to load Ubuntu, I decided to switch gears and install Window XP (I have an old MS Student version that has never been "activated"). It seemed as if the install is going along fine, until it too finally hangs- saying I don't have a hard drive, or the system can't find the hard drive. I was able to run the system diagnostics on the machine and of course it shows there is NO issues with the hard drive whatsoever.

Now my friend really needs his computer running, and i feel terrible that I screwed it up. If anyone out there knows what the heck might be going on, I can avoid digging up money out of my own pocket to bring it in to a shop to diagnose.

Some notes:
- System is Presario c700 notebook - bios version F.07 1.46 1024mb ram
- Vista was running just fine on it yesterday - no apparent issues except the fan runs continuously
- My friend belongs to a motorcycle c... Read more

A:Failed/aborted Ubuntu install-wiped out system. Now cant install Windows XP!

There might be some left over files left on the hard drive which might be causing the installation issues of either one of the Operating System's.

I would try wiping out the hard drive completely with a 3rd party program. I prefer DBAN, a link is available in my signature.

There are many people here that prefer KillDisk also - whichever one will do the same thing for you.

Format HDD - jcgriff2.com

-Coolfreak

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I had two 3.5 SATA disks in windows 7 SP1 64 system. Unfortunately, my MOBO crashed and now i have no PC to recover data. When I took my drives to the  technician, his windows 7 machine identified these drives as foreign disks. there was neither import
nor convert options available in windows disk management utility. my first drive (320GB) was a basic boot disk and the second drive (1TB), a dynamic data disk. Both has data to recover. Because of the risk of data loss , we did not proceed further.


My next option is to buy external 3.5 HDD SATA enclosure and connect the disks to my laptop via USB. I also have an external 4TB USB drive connected to my laptop as a basic disk. My laptop runs windows 8.1 64 bit.


I'm looking for help in these areas.

1. Once the enclosure d HDD's are connected to the laptop via USB, will my 8.1 system show/recognise my external 3.5 HDD's in the device manager ?
2. My 3.5 HDD 's are coming from windows 7 SP1 64 bit system. Will my 8.1 64 bit system identify them as basic and dynamic disks respectively ? The drives are not encrypted.
3. What is the best option to recover/transfer data from my 3.5 HDD's to 4TB external USB drive in this setup ? I do have a Macrium Reflect disk utility.
4. Do i have to first import basic/dynamic disks or convert ? Which option is safer to recover my data intact ?  because i believe, these disks are foreign to my 8.1 system, convert will erase the data on the disks. I worry and confused about t... Read more

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My two-year old Satellite C75-A-14X suffered a major hard drive crash a few weeks ago. My data has been backed up, but I've been unable to repair my PC, and as I hadn't created any recovery media, I bought a system recovery USB stick from Toshiba. I received the USB stick today and attempted to restore my laptop to its factory default settings. I left my laptop to perform the recovery for about an hour or so. When I returned, the screen said that there was an error (I didn't make a note of the error code) and the recovery had failed. Now, when I restart my laptop I get a blue screen with the following text:

"Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired

A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

Error code: 0xc000000f

You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"

When I press Enter or F8, my laptop remains on the blue screen with the above text. Pressing Esc is the only option at this screen that works. How can I re-attempt restoring factory settings from the recovery USB stick?

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Trying to upgrade a Win 7 to Win 10 using HP supplied System Recovery DVD. After booting from the dvd I get an error message :- "This computer is not supported by the System Recovery Media Error 0130-ABU-ABB" On a popup window the following information was provided:- "Version 1.1610.5.0Recovery Media Product Number Y63SKU3#ABA1System Product Number N1A78EAABU" After clicking on OK the system shuts down. The discs have the number 856414-021

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Hello, I have a custom-built HP ENVY Notebook - 15t-k100 CTO (ENERGY STAR) (product number: G0T59AV) with the following hardwares:- Intel Core i7-4510U 2-Core 2.0GHZ- Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 4GB- 8GB RAM DDR3- My motherboard can support SATA3 6GB/s (checked with Sisoftware Sandra)- No touchscreen, pre-installed Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and have an optical drive installed.- 1TB of about to die (IMO) HDD I want to replace my HDD with SSD (Samsung 850 PRO 256GB) and don't know if my HP System Recovery DVD Set can be used to clean install. I used it to recover my laptop a couple and I don't think I see anything that relate to installing Windows. Can someone who have use this DVD set confirm for me that I can use it to clean install Windows on my new drive? Here's the picture of that HP System Recovery DVD Set: Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum as well as to troubleshooting operating systems.

I have a Gateway with Windows Vista x64 and want to upgrade to Windows 7. I've been trying to figure out how to do it by following along to another thread in here but as BarefootKid mentioned, it is probably best that I start my own thread.

After I install Windows 7 and it completes and reboots it takes me to system recovery but it is the system recovery for Windows vista. I've been trying different things like formatting the partition right before the install and making the partition that Windows 7 is going to go on "active" in the .cmd prompt. I keep going in circles: installing Windows 7, getting system recovery and eventually choosing to reformat from Gateway's manufacturer settings...although once I do this I can't actually get back into Windows Vista as that now seems to be messed up. (I don't have the original Vista installation cd). Then I try rebooting and installing from the Windows 7 cd again to try more techniques to get it to work...

I'm at the point of possibly deleting the recovery partition because the Vista remnants seem to be on this partition and taking over once I install Windows 7.

Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!

A:Vista to Windows 7 install ending in system recovery

It looks like there is a mess-up with the MBR. The MBR is still pointing to the Vista partition which you have deleted. Try to fix the MBR (there are several tutorials and threads explaining that on this forum).
Or, if you can get at all into the system, go to msconfig > Boot tab and delete the Vista entry.

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If I had a OEM computer which I wanted to reinstall Windows 7 from a retail disc, can I keep the system recovery partition if I do a custom installation and only choose the partition with the operating system on it?

A:Install Windows 7 retail over OEM keeping System Recovery partition.

When installing win7 you select on which partition to install (or in unused space). Win7 comes there. The win7 bootmanager and bootmenu come in the partition where it always was.... or (if no partition was marked active) in the win7 partition itself. So ... it doesn't touch the recovery partition

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I have an issue i hope you all can assist me with. I wasn't careful with my computer and it got trashed by viruses/spy ware. it was to the point where i couldn't even run a spy ware scan so i decided to use HP's system recovery option. bad idea. i ran it got through everything fine, got past the screen where it is asking things like computer name, how i access the net, what time zone I'm in. then it got to a black screen with an HP logo that said "please wait", so i waited after about twenty minutes i rebooted and got a message saying windows hadn't fully installed and to redo setup. i had to redo the system recovery. I did and once again got to this screen, i figured id give it a little more time. I went to school and 8 hours later i came back to find it on the same screen when i turned the monitor back on. I really need help, i have no idea what to do id id kinda like to get my computer back, so if you know what would fix this problem id appreciate it.

Thanks a million,
Sam

A:HP system recovery failed

Hmm.. I would get a Windows cd from someone and reinstalled windows using regular Windows XP cd. You can still use the CD-KEY that was provided with your HP though..Let's see what other geniouses on this board will suggest. Mod Edit - Post edited to remove suggested pirating method - Leurgy

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The computer with a proplem is an XP compaq presario.
I can turn on the computer but I can't boot it so I have tried to do a system recovery. I've tried this many times with and without the system recovery disk.

When I try to recover it starts and whilst it is trying to 'formatting hardrive' it stops and says the meaasge 'The PC recovery was not successful. Disconnect all external drives from your system for example, USB drives, external hard drives, and so on, and start this process again'

There are no external drives connected.

I cant get into the computer even in safe mode.

I do not know what else to do.

Please help and Iwill respond to any questions you have.

Thanks.

A:XP system recovery failed. help

what happens when you "can't boot it" without the recovery does it just freeze up and if so at what point?
does it give you any errors?
One possibility since your formatting anyways is to try a boot floppy and format or run a disk check from there, if that fails you may be looking at a bad hard drive.
possibly one of your friends or family has a pc running xp you could make a boot floppy from if you don't have one.

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So, my surface pro 3 started giving me blue screen of death errors and attempting to reboot automatically. I talked to Microsoft tech support and they gave me the instructions to make a USB recovery drive. But then, I got a new support tech and they had me do a "2 button reboot." This solved the problem for a while. But the errors started again.

Here is a list of the errors it gave me some multiple times:
IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
DRIVER_CURUPT_EXPOOL
ATTEMEPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY
UNEXPECTED_CURNAL_MODE_TRAP

While I have attempted to totally factory reset the thing it would error out before I could get the recovery key in. Attempting to use the recovery USB only results in an error of error codes:
0xc0000098 or 0xc0000428. The window's directions for creating a recovery USB included downloading a "recovery image" specific to the Surface Pro 3 and moving it to a USB. But the following directions for creating the recovery drive required going through the control panel and using some built in recovery drive creation process BUT this process deletes all info on the USB drive including the recovery image. I had to create the drive on my work desktop, but there is details on the page saying things like "make sure this USB is only ever used with the Surface." Well it's tremendously late for that. Even more fun, I tri... Read more

A:Failed reset with failed Windows 10 recovery reinstallation

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Greetings:
My computer froze during an update, upon restarting the computer I now I have a endless loop error.    A black screen appears with the following message.
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2. Choose your language settings and click next.
3. Click "repair your computer"
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Windows\system32\config\system\
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."
 
The computer is a gateway zx6971-ub10p, No windows installation disc was included,
(I had previously made one but am unable to find it, also don't have the box/packaging anymore). I do not care about recovery anything on the computer, I just need to get the computer working again for school.  
Windows Memory Diagnostic found no problems, Various Safe Modes, Last Known Good Configuration, Start Windows Normally,etc... do nothing. 
Was going to try http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery but I don't even know my 25 character product key, no warranty from Gateway now, and no $ to take this thing somewhere.  
 
Is this computer toast?!?    
 
If anyone could help me out I would be so grateful!!!

A:Windows Error Recovery Loop(Windows7), Help Please !

Looks like the computer can't find the registry:

 
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

Several different things could cause this.  Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
I suspect the hard drive, so be sure to run that test.  Also, run the MemTest86+ as I don't trust the results of the Windows Memory Diagnostic
 
Does the computer have a Windows sticker affixed to it?  If so, that'll contain the Windows Product Key

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Thanks in advance for your kind attention! I have an HP Envy 15 and used an HP System Recovery USB to try and re-install the OS. After going through the process all I get is "The recovery attempt has failed. Select one of the following buttons: <Save Log> <delete> <retry> So then I reboot and press <ESC> a few times to try Recovery Manager from there and  get the same message. Help?

A:HP Envy 15 re-install OS - "recovery attempt has failed"

A little more info is I have a second HP Envy 15 that I did exactly the same thing and it works great -- I'm using it to post this. Thanks again!

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I have an older HP Pavillion P6313. PC crashed, hard drive failure. Replaced HD and the CD/DVD Rom drive as both reported hardware failures. I made 3 recovery discs when I first got PC.Inserted disc 1 and it loaded and was refomatting HD when process froze.Do I now have to wipe the drive and start again with recovery discs?Or, if the recovery disc 1 were corrupt could I get another and how?Any help would be greatly appreciated as well as a good leaning experience.Thank you,Woodro1

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Not sure I want win8 on my primary computer (win7 working pretty well) but I hate to fall too far behind the times. I have several older laptops, and would like to ease into win8. So I started with a ~6 year old laptop running XP, a machine normally used only for data file backup.

The win8 DVD did not boot, and I assumed it was a bad DVD drive, so, I pulled out my external DVD drive, and without paying much attention ran the install from inside winXP. Bad mistake. All the files seem to have copied over, but when it reached the reboot part of the process, it failed. Get a black screen, Missing file ...system32\winload.exe

I can still use winXP on this machine from this point, because the error screen's "Older operating system" choice still works. But I cannot get this old machine to boot from its DVD drive, or the external DVD drive (and I have tried all the BIOS boot-order settings). So, I cannot use the original XP install disk for recovery. And I cannot get the machine to boot normally, without hitting the error screen, and having to choose the older OS manually.

I would like to get this box running normally for backup purposes, before moving on to another for win8 evaluation. I thought maybe there is a way to change the boot sequence away from win8, back to the XP boot. So, finally, my question, is there a simple, manual process anyone can suggest for restoring boot manager?

(I am not a pro, but I know how to use Notepad, and can find my way around the C: ... Read more

A:Recovery from failed XP to Win8 upgrade/install

Will it boot from USB? If so you can put Win 8 on a flash drive and install from there.

First, create a .ISO file from the DVD. ImgBurn is a good program to do this with, just make sure you take the Custom path and deselect the crapware they want to install. Name it something like Win8X64 or Win8ProX64 so it's easy to find.

You can create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 8 from.
Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3Select Windows 8 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottomSelect the downloaded Windows 8 iso fileSelect your USB flash driveClick Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.

This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

Edit: Are you sure the DVD is good?

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I attempted to install Windows 10 on my E6410 laptop, but the installation failed, leaving the computer unable to start any version of windows. I installed Win7 from a Dell recovery disc, but I seem to have lost all of the drivers, thus have no internet access. The Windows.old folder is still on the hard drive, can I recover my previous setup from this using the Backup and recovery application (which I am downloading via my desktop computer.
TIA

A:Recovery adfter failed win10 install

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
The E6410 is not tested for windows 10 . Since you have already tried the upgrade which has not worked  we would suggest you to do a clean installation  on the system to install a lower version of windows on the system .
Thanks
Robin

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Displays System Bios recovery failed repeatedly.Downloaded BIOS Update from HP website and using an USB drive tried to updated. However the same message System Bios recovery failed. Let me know what next. Thanks in advance

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Product: Presario C751NR Notebook PC
OS: Vista Home Premium
Using Recovery Disks: System Recovery DVD Windows Vista Home Premium Disk# 466260-001

Problem:
Lap top was stuck on a black screen reporting BIOS error.
Owner's brother put a Dell's Recovery Disk into the lap top, which got the laptop to turn and function but of course the drivers were messed up.
Owner bought the HP System Recovery DVD through HP themselves.

Laptop performs recovery completely until the very end of installing the software. The Recovery Manager announces that the Recovery has Failed. The log shows everything has passed except for:
C:System.save Logs BB IMSM.log

Is there anyway of fixing this asap? We do not have the funds to take it to a professional at the moment, and the owner needs this laptop for schooling.

Please help.

A:System Recovery w/Disk Failed HELP!

Hello and welcome to the forum.

If you are able to get to the desktop then try this.

System Files - SFC Command

If errors are found then run the sfc 3 times to make repairs.

Also here is how you do a system restore.

System Recovery Options

System Restore - How to

Create a Recovery Disc

You might need to boot in safe mode and here is how.

Safe Mode

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Last week, I purchased a new Lenovo X260 (Type 20F6-006AUS). Packaging said it came with Windows 10, but when I fired it up it booted into Windows 7. After searching for the Windows 10 media or files, finally succumbed and contacted Lenovo support. The agent said the Windows 10 files are available by request and come on separate media, so I made the request.  This afternoon, a thumb drive with the Windows 10 Product Recovery arrived.  (Rhetorical: Can it really be Product Recovery if the laptop was represented as having Windows 10 installed, but was not actually installed?) I followed the instructions. Now when it boots to the thumb drive, I click past the Acceptance of Terms and conditions, acknowledge it'll wipe out all my personal data and watch the recovery start. About 1 minute in, I get a pop-up with the window banner "Product Recovery" and the message "Recovery failed." The recovery process must have gotten far enough that it wiped out the boot sector on the SSD, because I can neither boot to the original factory SSD or to the Product Recovery USB they shipped. I've searched around and found no solutions for this specific problem. Some have speculated it may be because they didn't have factory installed HDD, but I've swapped nothing out from how it came shrink-wrapped. Any suggestions?

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HDD is failing. I spent the last 16 hours reading the BSOD threads and decided to accept my fate. I can provide details if anyone is interested, but I've decided to replace the HDD. I'm posting here to run my plan by the experts in case it is incredibly stupid and would not work.

Problems:
-600gb of data not sufficiently backed up (last backup 6 months ago). I can access the data and save to another drive using the copy/paste method from the 'System Repair' menu, but 600gb to my external HDD over USB 2.0 (and with the drive in the state it is in) would take days.
-I cant find the recovery disk I made, but I have a partitioned recovery drive (on the failed HDD).

My response:
-Bought two internal HDDs.
-HDD1 will be installed and used to backup failed HDD because transferring to external HDD over USB 2.0 was very slow. (Is this an accurate assumption?)
-HDD2 will be installed and OS/drivers will be restored from failed HDD. (Can I do this?)
-failed HDD will be removed. HDD1 will be used as a backup drive or 'file server'.

Any thoughts, warnings, or words of wisdom?

A:Win 7 System Restore from Recovery partition on failed HDD to new HDD?

Hi and welcome to the Seven Forums

A clean install to the new HDD would of course be better, but if you want to transfer your old Windows setup and if the failing HDD still allows you to boot to it, this tutorial offers a practical solution for transferring your old Windows to new HDD: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Method Two in the tutorial is for your case. Use for instance free Macrium for imaging: Imaging with free Macrium

After a clean install or transferring Windows to the new HDD, connect the failing HDD to the same computer and do the copy/move & paste.

Kari

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Any advice on how to do this? As said my internal HDD failed suddenly and completely. I have various Lenovo system recovery backups on an external USB HDD but on using the one key recovery to boot the machine, to my horror I find it can't detect/mount external USB HDDs. How can that be or do I have another fault with the USB ports too? If I buy a new HDD how am I to restore my machine and also my original windows 8 license (that I didn't get a windows DVD or product key with the machine when I bought the laptop)?

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Any advice on how to do this? As said my internal HDD failed suddenly and completely. I have various Lenovo system recovery backups on an external USB HDD but on using the one key recovery to boot the machine, to my horror I find it can't detect/mount external USB HDDs. How can that be or do I have another fault with the USB ports too? If I buy a new HDD how am I to restore my machine and also my original windows 8 license (that I didn't get a windows DVD or product key with the machine when I bought the laptop)?

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i get an error after step 3. On the boot menu, under UEFI boot, select your media type (USB or DVD) and enter your language.
the error message i get is "BlInitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000001"
any help would be greatly appreciated 

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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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I am trying to install system recovery disk on this hp and when it is done downlaoding it says this error message"user partition cannot be created! system recovery cannot continue!" What should i do please reply with any answers to my problem, and thank you for your time.
 

A:failed to create user partition cannot continue system recovery

I'd start by downloading the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and running it. It may be that the drive is bad, which is causing you the issue.
 

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Issue:
Failure of Two 1GB HDD drives, Mirrored-RAID1, using Win7x32 Disk Management, 1GB on OC?d system were removed from system after Boot drive failed, and reinstalled on the same system, after new SSD and Win10x64 was installed. Win10x64 Disk Management has marked the drives as dynamic, online, and failed after Import Foreign Disks command.

Minimum Goal for Success:
Reattach One of the two drives to have access to the Data files in both partitions that existed on the Mirrors.

Initial System Configuration when the drives were mirrored in 2011:
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, Q9400, OC?d to 3.2G with FSB=400Mhz and some voltages modified. C: drive were two 36GB Raptors in Raid0 using ACH10 Intel Raid controller. Mirrored two 1GB Hitachi drives with Windows Disk Management into two partitions using Windows 7x32. All drives SATA interface.

Current Configuration with the drives not accessible:
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, Q9400, Default BIOS, No OC'ing. C: drive changed to SSD Samsung 850 Pro 240MB and loaded new Win10x64. All drives installed on same SATA interface as before.

Possible Actions that contributed to the Issue:
The initial system under Win7x32 failed to boot from RAID0 C: drive likely due to ACH10 and CMOS, which meant that the RAID1 Mirrored drives with the data I want to recover where not removed from an active system gracefully.

Status:
The drives were attached via original SATA cables. Win10x64 recognized both the Drives as Foreign. ?Import Foreign? wa... Read more

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Oh, boy. My computer has so many problems I don't know where to start. It's just one thing after another. I know it must have multiple viruses, spyware and all that nasty stuff.

I came to the point where I said hell with it, I'll just do a system recovery and start from scratch. Well, that failed too. My HP has a built in system recovery (no discs, like most HP) and when I tried to use it, it just failed and said the system couldn't continue. Those damn viruses must've got into my registry and completely f'ed me up.

I'm hoping some kind person out there can help me get this thing back to working order. At least so I can do a recovery or help remove the major problems/viruses. Any help would be really apprieciated.

Here's my Hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:12 PM, on 7/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\service.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\wdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DV... Read more

A:Multiple problems, built in system recovery failed, etc. Hijack this log inside...

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Hello guys

I have installed windows 7 in my laptop for about couple of months ago,
I feel borthered with the IE8 applications and keeping you signed on etc..

finaly I wanted to format and install XP, is the best OS worked for me untill now..
I was trying but always saying u cannot write on this newer version?
what should I do to erase this wind7 and install windws XP, I dont want to make patition and keep it, I want to delete it completely, it's very annoying and bothering me a lot

I will apreciate if any potiential guide line steps,
best regards
 

A:Solved: how to install Windows XP over windows7 ?

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Hi guys, working on a Comcrap Presario (my favorite as some of you know ), older model, not sure what, doesn't really matter anyway.

It has a 2 gig hard drive which is about 99.9% full, shows 80 megs of available ram (yeah, yeah, I know) --- user was trying to figure out how to change the registered owner and somehow came up with the brilliant idea of installing XP

Got an error message about not being able to find enough space, imagine that

Booted up to the dual boot menu for the XP install and 98, I edited the boot.ini file to get rid of that.....since the install failed, will there be any other files that can be deleted?

It appears to have a WIN directory (which appears to have 98) and a Windows directory which appears to be pretty much empty. Any other lurking files before I start removing programs?
 

A:Solved: Failed XP Install on a 98 System

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After I had a failed install of Seagate Enterprise Tools (for External HD), I believe while it was in the ‘writing registry’ section, my computer has been running oddly. I can no longer run CMD nor RegEdit for the Run command line. Also, certain programs are not loading when I restart the computer i.e. Topmost Clock, Post-It Sticky Notes, ZoneAlarm, Symantec Client, and Webroot SpySweeper are the main ones. I have used Registry Easy because I first thought it was a corrupt registry due to the failed install, however it still does the same thing.

I run ZoneAlarm, Symantec Corporate Edition which is updated daily and scanned daily, and also Webroot’s Spysweeper. I have not had any viruses on this computer since I have owned it for the past 3 years. I don’t believe I have a virus or spyware issue. I am thinking the failed install screwed something up.

I have also tried restoring the system in safe-mode to two previous restore points with no success. Here is a HiJackThis log file. Please let me know what you all think. I am very confused at this point. One last thing to mention is, the cmd.exe and regedit.exe are still present in the system folders. There is no ‘.com’ versions so I believe that eliminates that thought. Task Manager and MSConfig work fine as well. Also ‘Command.com’ will launch a command script however cmd.com nor regedit.com will launch. When I type cmd or regedit, my screen basically goes blank meaning the desktop icons disappear as well as the start b... Read more

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After I had a failed install of Seagate Enterprise Tools (for External HD), I believe while it was in the ?writing registry? section, my computer has been running oddly. I can no longer run CMD nor RegEdit for the Run command line. Also, certain programs are not loading when I restart the computer i.e. Topmost Clock, Post-It Sticky Notes, ZoneAlarm, Symantec Client, and Webroot SpySweeper are the main ones. I have used Registry Easy because I first thought it was a corrupt registry due to the failed install, however it still does the same thing.I run ZoneAlarm, Symantec Corporate Edition which is updated daily and scanned daily, and also Webroot?s Spysweeper. I have not had any viruses on this computer since I have owned it for the past 3 years. I don?t believe I have a virus or spyware issue. I am thinking the failed install screwed something up.I have also tried restoring the system in safe-mode to two previous restore points with no success. Here is a HiJackThis log file. Please let me know what you all think. I am very confused at this point. One last thing to mention is, the cmd.exe and regedit.exe are still present in the system folders. There is no ?.com? versions so I believe that eliminates that thought. Task Manager and MSConfig work fine as well. Also ?Command.com? will launch a command script however cmd.com nor regedit.com will launch. When I type cmd or regedit, my screen basically goes blank meaning the desktop icons disappear as well as the start bar and only ... Read more

A:System Not Running Correctly After Failed Install

Hello Crystal_Imprezav,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.You said:I don?t believe I have a virus or spyware issue. I am thinking the failed install screwed something up. I don't see anything right off the bat, and if this is the case I'll be sending you to another forum since all we do here is malware. Thanks,tea

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Hi all,Last night I was trying to restore Windows 7 from the recovery USB I created and I recieved the message when the recovery started "Product Recovery failed". I went into the BIOS and did a Factory reset. No success. I also completly wiped the SSD and still no way to recover. Any sugestions? Thanks

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OK I WAS RESTORING MY HP PAVILION g7 /WINDOWS 8 LAPTOP BECAUSE IT WAS RUNNING REALLY BAD AFTER MY DAUGHTER BORROWED IT .I LOADED ALL 3 DISKS THEN THE DRIVERS,A FEW MINUTES LATER I GOT A ERROR MESSAGE RECOVERY FAILED......CTO PANIC.....THEN IT SAID SOMETHING ELSE BUT I COULDNT WRITE FAST ENOUGH THEN THIS From:\PRELOAD\BASE23.SWM
To:C:\RM\Image\BASE23.SWM
I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT COMPUTERS & I DIDNT WANT TO MESS IT UP ANYMORE SO I HAVENT DONE ANYTHING YET.... CSAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT
 

A:windows 8 recovery failed

Hello, can you try to restore it from the built-in recovery partition? I believe if you tap the F11 key during boot it should take you to the recovery options
 

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I use a MacBook but I Bootcamped it to windows 7, and I decided to try out windows 8.1pro for gaming. Windows 8.1 was installed successfully and instead of deleting windows 7 folders. .. They named it Windows.old. When I restarted my windows 8.1, and this screen popped up saying restoring previous windows and without thinking I turned off my Mac. Now I'm just stuck with the error saying put windows disc in and restart and select language then reinstall windows. And I have access to the windows memory diagnostics tool, any solutions? The only one I can think of is takeout the drive and put it on my pc then install windows 8.1 on that drive.

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Hy I am Zuhoor Hashimi, i have hp pavilion m6 1045dx, 1 month ago i upgraded my windows 7 home premium to windows 10 pro with DVD DRIVE, so i saw not all of my loptop drivers were working properly now i want to go back to my original windows 7 home premium and i have recovery drive so i wanted to go back to factory defaults then i recieved message "windows failed to start status code: 0xc00000225 BOOT/bcd... i will be pleased if you help me i really want to go back to windows 7???????

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I have the same problem.
Recently I updated my PC from windows 8.1 to windows 10.After almost a month I returned back to windows 8.1 from windows 10.
When I tried to install dell backup and recovery (Backup-and-Recovery_Application_64M9D_WN32_1.8.1.71_A00) I got factory error 5.
I cannot refresh my PC from windows also. I am getting the error “could not find the recovery environment”.
Now in command prompt
1. reagentc/info

2. reagentc/enable

3. Exit and reboot.
After the reboot I tried to install dell backup and recovery again. Then also I got the same “factory setup error 5”.

Then I checked the reagent/info in command prompt after reboot. It shows it is disabled.

Please help me.
Thank you

A:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

LRKRAO,
Click the link below for information on restoring the OS using DBAR.
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/dell-backup-and-recovery-1-8-1-71/

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i had upgrade my windows to 8.1, the problem is that i cant install Dell backup & recovery, when i installing and updating PE I get FACTORY SETUP ERROR 5
is there any technical help me please...thx
 
 
however...its cant recovery or reset my laptop back to factory image...

just like this photo...
recovery cant... refresh also cant...
 
 

A:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

just similar same with my problem, my one is factorysetup error 5, i think its different...
however my recovery software uninstalled, because installed new version need to uninstall old version, after it cant install new version....
then ur laptop can launch recovery or not??my one cant just show above picture.....

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just got from hp 4 cd 's  system recovery dvd 3 part and  1 application and driver recovery cd the problem is now how to install it...

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