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Is it still possible to create a system recovery if I have updated system from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10

Q: Is it still possible to create a system recovery if I have updated system from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10

Is it still possible to create a system recovery if I have updated system from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10. If a factory recovery is possible does it reset to win 10 or does it go back to original windows setup that came from the factory as win 7.
As a separate issue, after updating system to win 10 I had a problem one day in that windows would not come up. At that time I thought I would do a system recovery but instead apparently I did a full recovery. .Fortunately after I originally updated to win 10 I did run a system back up on win 10 that I still have stored on a separate hard drive. As it stands I have win 10 running but without any of my previously installed programs. My question is this, is still possible to recover win 10 that I have backed up on a separate hard drive that would include all my programs etc
I hope I have not confused everybody with my explanation. I am only a novice at computers but have found out that I learn a great deal when trying to get out of a jam such as this.
Any help is appreciated,

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Preferred Solution: Is it still possible to create a system recovery if I have updated system from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10

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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and  i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........

A:system recovery deleted every time + cant create system repair disk

1.  You're actually talking about two separate things here.  Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery.  This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2.  The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer.  If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1.  Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2.  Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!

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I want to have a Factory Reset of my computer. In order to launch a System Recovery, I need to create Restore Discs. When I launch the Recovery Disc Creation, it says:

"This computer does not have a burning drive, which is required to make DVDs. Please contact HP Support for asistance."

My computer did not come with a build in CD Drive. Even plugging in a USB CD Drive will not make creating the discs possible. So. I ask you. How can I reset my computer to Factory Condition?


Computer Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Model: HP Pavillion dm3 Notebook PC

edit: This notebook came with a Recovery Partition built in. Maybe it can help?

A:Cannot Create A System Restore Disc(s) (Cannot do a System Recovery)

At HP logo press F11.
It should give you an access to recovery partition.

I'd also call HP to obtain recovery DVDs.

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My husband's Sony Vaio VGC-RB34G suddenly quit while he was using it. The original system is XP with Media Center. A few years I upgraded it and another pc to Windows 7. I managed to access the DOS prompt and rescued data files. However, I could not get it to load Windows 7 all the way without it rebooting.

Not knowing about your helpful site, I tried whatever I could with whatever little knowledge I have to no avail. Had 2 other PC's (laptops) with major issues but managed to get them up and running (one had to be restored to factory settings).

The system is old but my husband only manages the checkbook, emails and surfs the net. So, a new PC would be wasted on him as he has no desire to do anything else. Using the Windows 7 update will allow me to get to the System Recovery Options. There are no restore points that work so I thought about doing a restore to factory configuration and then upgrade to Windows 7.

System Recovery Options
System Restore requires restarting and selecting the system to restore (which I take it to mean Windows XP) but only Windows 7 appears.
System Image Recovery: Does that require my image?
I made restore disks when we first purchased the Vaio desktop and had to use them one time but somehow they got misplaced. I recently ordered Sony Vaio VGC-RB34G System Recovery DVDs from RestoreDisks.com but am not sure how to use them under the present conditions.

Startup Repair Dialog

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A:System Recovery to original configuration

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This computer has never worked well since upgrading from the factory installed 8.1 to Windows 10.  It kept crashing or giving my low memory messages.   It does not seem to have a hardware problem (according to HPwwhen I first starting having problems).  It recently crashed and did a disk error recovery and now it seems Windows 10 is not fully installed and I have lost my bookmarks in my browsers and some of the older software.  I want to reload all of the softward before I give up on this machine--it is less than 2 years old.  Anyway, I see from the microsoft page, I can redownload Windows10.  My question is should I do a system recovery to the factory installed windows 8 before I I upgrade to Windows10?   Will Microsoft recognize I have a valid copy of windows10 if I start totally over?  I have a USB drive labelled recovery, date 4/2016.  Not sure if it 8 or 10, probably 10, but it could be corrupted, too.

A:Need to do a full system recovery. Original OS 8, now window...

Hi, As the machine has been previously upgraded to 10, a hardware profile ( Digital Entitlement ) will have been recorded by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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I have a Dell XPS 8500 desktop running Windows 7. When new, I made the System Recovery Disks as suggested. Only used 2 DVD's. Kept them safe.
Within the past month I had to use them to recover a half working system. Tried everything I could think of prior to that.
My question: Could I use that same set to recover my system in the future if necessary? This is the only computer I have running Win. 7 so they are exclusive for this computer. Reason I am asking: I see no way I could make another set, no options anywhere I can find. Don't want to do a full image if I can avoid it.

A:Original System Recovery Disks Question

Welcome to Seven Forums Bd
Of course you can use them again, that`s what they`re for.

But you should really be creating disk images, even a partition on the same drive will work if you don`t have anywhere else to store it.

And you can always store an image on dvd`s but I don`t trust that method.

Isn`t there a Recovery partition already on the drive ? Dell usually always puts one on there.

Post a shot of Disk Management if you want.

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Hi, I want to do a system recovery because WIndows 7 has accumulated some errors that prevent me using some programs and I was wondering if: 1: The system recovery reinstalls original BIOS or not  ? The reason why it is so important for me to know is because i upgraded to a graphics card that required a BIOS update, getting only a black screen otherwise... According to the info on system recovery it says it reinstalls hardware drivers so I am expecting that to include the BIOS but just wanted to be sure... 2+3: There is a BIOS update for my PC under windows 8 options that says once installed, it cannot be reverted to a previous version.  Will system recovery still be able to rewrite the BIOS to a previous one? If I install that BIOS version, will it cause problems for my windows 7 system recovery ? Thanks for your attention !!!

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A:Using System Recovery reinstalls original BIOS ?

JoaoM System Recovery only affects the contents of the hard drive; it has nothing to do with the BIOS.  

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I loaded frontpage 2002 office package and it messaged up my outlook express. I want to run recovery and see if I can get things back. My address book was lost and it won't let me send email, it says miscofigeration. HMMMM

how do I do system recovery?

I have windows 2000

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My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D. How do I create recovery disks from this drive?

A:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.

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I am trying to create Recovery Media for my laplop. I click create recovery media,put in a usb flash drive click accept and continue the I get a message that say HP REcovery Manager has stopped working

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Hi there, how long does the Pavilion take to Create Recovery, it's been more than 5 hours now and there is nothing that tells me something is happening.I am not sure of the bit if it's 32 or 64

A:Create System Recovery

I use Windows 10 and have had this laptop for the past 2 months

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I am currently trying to create a system recovery but when inserting a DVD-R get message that media is unsupported.

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my laptop has a message requesting "create system recovery media". Since purchasing the notebook, I have upgraded to  win10 (the free online version), from win8.1, which I upgraded from 8.0 immediately after purchase. I have a 3 disk recovery set which I think I made when I bought the HP. The instructions indicate that only one set can be made. Also, the instructions indicate that more than 3 disks are needed. But when I start the process only a USB option is available. How do I determine if the 3 disk set is the right set for this PC? I'm confused. 


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A:create system recovery media

Hello slickamis;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about creating recovery media and wanted to help.If you didn't create the HP Recovery Media before doing the Win10 upgrade, it is a waste of time trying to do that now.  Why?  Two reasons ... First, the Win10 Upgrade has a nasty history of corrupting OEM recovery information, and if that happened to yours, any media you create is not going to work. Second, that media would only have been for the original OS, and the recovery information is not updated when you do the Win10 upgrade.  So, the media could not be used for a Win10 recovery. My suggestion, is if you want to create recovery media for Win10, then consider using a third-party solution known  as Macrium Reflect (MR).  What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the externa... Read more

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I am currently trying to create a system recovery but when inserting a DVD-R get message that media is unsupported.

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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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Just picked up my first Win7 computer, and it came with no discs. No surprise there, but I'd like to make some recovery discs, but not the kind that Windows says you can make. I don't want access to tools for recovery, I want access to a physical install of the OS and the drivers.

Like the discs enterprise people get when they buy their machines. I must be googling wrong, because all I'm finding are results that teach me how to create a recovery tools disc, which isn't quite what I'm looking for.

Can anyone offer any advice?

A:How to create system recovery discs?

Hi DnDer, could you please give a bit more information?

What favor of Win7 do you have? x64, x86 home, professional, ultimate?

Do you have more than one hard drive in your system OR more than just the C: partition? You need at another (different) partition large enough to hold a system image.

Did you system come preloaded with lots of software installed or just the basic OS?

I am assuming you want to create something that, in the event of a failure of your system, you have something that will allow you to restore your system to the state it was in when you picked up your system (and at stages after this).


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I want to create a new System Recovery Dri ve. Require a 32 GB HP Pendrive. Unable to decide which model of HP Pen-Drive Would be best in terms of quality and long term usage. Please Help!

A:To create System Recovery Drive

Hi, Please use one from a reliable vendor, My suggestion       https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Flash-Survivor-32GB-CMFSV3-32GB/dp/B006B7R8ZG For speed and its strong case. Regards.

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I just re-installed Windows 8.1 on my ASUS X202E laptop. It was long process since it originally came with Windows 8, so after I installed that I had to install all the patches and updates before I could even get Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store. Then I had all those patches and updates. All-in-all it was a 9-hour ordeal, something I'd like to avoid in the future.

The computer originally came with a mechanical drive, one I swapped for an SSD. Since I never cloned the original drive I used one of my OEM Windows 8 discs from another system I have. Since the activation key is hard coded into the system this wasn't a problem.

What I would like to do now, before installing any other software, is create a Recovery Disk/System Image onto a USB flash drive so that if I ever need to re-install again I can cut that 9 hours down. What is the best method of doing this?

Since I don't have a Recovery Partition the method MS outlines is out, and when I try to create a System Image using this tutorial I'm told the flash drive is not a valid backup location. (It's a 16GB flash drive).

How do I do an exact copy of the current "vanilla" install (and I use vanilla loosely) onto a flash drive so that I can restore later if need be?

A:Best Method to Create System Recovery

If you've just re-install windows and you have no third party software installed then 16 gb is enough. A Valnilla Windows 8 will take around 8~10GB for the backup image. However, it is better if you have an external HD to backup so it is a lot faster.

Install: Macrium Reflect Free

run it, and backup to your USB stick.

Make a Macrium Rescue disk on a USB and boot up from it in case you want to restore.

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Hello folks, I have a problem, I need to create a system back up disk for my computer. I use Vista OS. and is a HP m800n Pavilion Media Center TV Desktop PC

I found out that my DVD was not ID'ing DVD's of any kind. I appear to have resolved that problem because it is now playing movies now OK.

What I need to know is how and where do I go to create a system recovery disk ????

A quick note here; when I put in a Blank DVD+rw, it automatically go's to Windows media and does ID the Disk as a DVD+RW, is that good or what?? I plan to use two DVD+RW which was indicated in computer documents but does no explain where or how to do it!

I sure welcome the help !!!

A:Need to Create a System Recovery Disk for my computer help

In the Start Menu it'll be located under the HP headings, or the Recovery headings. Just scroll down the list to see where it is.

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My daughter's ACER laptop (Aspire 5100 with XP Professional), purchased in 2006, was very sloooow. She received not system or recovery disk when she purchased and she never made a recovery disk.

Yesterday she contacted ACER Support and they directed her to a tech service. She spent 6 hours online, and on the phone, with a service tech (from India) who took control of her computer, scanned, repaired, deleted, etc. After restart, she lost the ability to connect to the internet (by wireless or hard wire). Her computer indicated the she's connected but she can't get online ('Unable to Display Page' or similar error message).

She went to her e-Restore Manager and it won't open.

We'd like to reformat her computer. She has no data of any value and want to wipe it completely and start fresh.

Can anyone tell me (us) how to obtain a recovery disk - help?

A:How to create Recovery Disk with corrupted system?

As far as a recovery disc is concerned, you'll have to contact Acer. Alternatively, you can purchase an OS disc and do a clean install.

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I want to create a system recovery using my Seagate external drive.  I launched the create system recovery.  It gives me 3 choices for storage -- a flash drive, dvd and something else, but NOT an external drive.  The wheel just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning waiting for me to put a flash drive or dvd into the USB port.  Why can't I use the Seagate external drive???

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A:POLL: How Often Do You Create a System Recovery Image?

Every 3-4 days using Acronis TI 2013.

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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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Recently, I had reseted my computer and installed all the updates from the HP. I aready had a recovery partition in my computer from the time I purchased ii. But now, I am being shown "Create a system recovery" with double exclamatory sign in the hp support assistant. It was not shown before I reset my pc. Now I would like to know, if its necessary to create a flash drive recovery or else what should I do now? I'm worried if anything wrong happens! And the recovery partition is still there in my pc. Why am I shown with that message? Please reply 

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Can't create a Recovery Drive with System files. I get the error msg "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive" so I created one without the System Files. I want to get on the list so; hopefully, Microsoft, will have a fix soon and I can get a good Recovery Drive. The Windows 10 upgrade installed clean and all my applications are running fine so I figured it would be a good time to make a Recovery Drive. I have Backup running to a LAN disk but as I understand it, that only backs up user files.

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I want to create a system recovery disk set in case I need to restore my computer some day. When searching for cd's I came across so many I'm not sure which one I need, ie.  DVD-R, DVD Plus R, DVD+R DL? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:what type of cd do i need to create system recovery disks? D...

Hi: This is the latest support document I can find regarding the type of media needed to create recovery DVD's. It appears you can use the following types...(DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, or DVD+R DL) HP recommends you use blank DVD+R discs. Use a name-brand label from a manufacturer you trust, as these recovery DVDs are very important. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03520709#N10037

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How can I create a USB stick for system recovery for a 110S-11IBR laptop running Windows 10? When I start the system with the Novakey it offers a menu to restore from a system image, but no option to create an image. When I use the Novakey from within Windows 10 nothing happens. The "Onekey Recovery" software that is mentioned at many places apparently is not installed. Neither the icon nor any program with this name can be found anywhere on my system. I bought the system only recently (12/17/2016) and have not done anything with it yet that could have deleted that SW. Do I have to download and install it?

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Hey All,

Is there any way I can create a shortcut (or file) to reboot the pc straight into the System Recovery (F8) menu.

I've been able to create one for the Windows 8 PR (in virtualbox) not sure if I can do this in Windows 7 though.

A:Can I create a shortcut to reboot into System Recovery Options?

Have a look at this tutorial.

Recovery Shortcut - Create

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I attempted to create system recovery media using dvd disks.  the 1st attempt failed to verify disk.  I requested help from support and the technician ran the same program using my dvd disks.  On the second attempt to create the media, disk#1 and disk#2 were burned and verified. Disk#3 failed just a short time in the process and the process aborted.  The technician suggested that HP programming didn't work well with dvd disks, and that I use a usb flash drive rather than dvd disks.  It seems that I wasted money as I bought the disks earlier today, and used 3 disks without accomplishing creating the system recovery media. Right now it seems to be a "roll of the dice" to continue further attempts with dvd disks. If dvd disks aren't a satisfactorily viable form of media, why is it given an an option?

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I read the User Guide and it explains how to create a system backup by backing up to a partition on the hard drive. So I did as instructed and the system told me that I would need 151GB of space to create the backup up image but I only have 1.5GB spare. Maybe I am missing something but surely there would hardly ever be enough space to perform a backup to a partition on the hard drive for 99% of people so why do Lenovo suggest it?PS I am aware that I could backup to an external hard drive although I don't have one.

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Desktop PC : compaq SR1170NX, windows XP home edition

Probelm : IDE hard drive got crashed, replaced it with a new one.

Question : my old hard drive had a system recovery option in it, so if i had any problem before i just ran system recovery and it was good to go. Is there any way i can create a system recovery in another partition and set it up in same way like my previous hard drive. I done have recovery disk but i have windows XP home edition installation disk from where i did my installation this time using product key on side panel. please suggest

A:how to create system recovery in other partition in fresh installation ?

You would have to partition your main Hard Drive into 2 drives (Drive C: and D: or purchase another HDD) Once you get your C:Drive working perfectly and have all the drivers, updates and software you like installed, then you would Clone your C: drive to the D: drive using Ghost, Acronis or XXClone Then if your C: partition has a problem you can restore from your D: partition. Of course if the whole hard drive takes a dump, this won't help you, unless you had a separate HDD.

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I was wondering how to create a reformat disk for a compaq presario SR2013WM. model # "RE468AA"
Last year a tech came out to bring me another harddrive. !
He said that i need to make a "format disk"
we had the option to use 26 "c.d.'s" or 2 "dvd-r"
he made the system recovery disk in front of my eyes.
does anyone know how to go thru the step's and make one ?
if so please list all i need to know ,

A:How Do I Create a System Recovery Disk For a Compaq Presario SR2013WM

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When I first purchased my Acer AspireOne D255 back in 2010, I immediately deleted Windows 7 Starter and installed a dual-boot of XP Home and Ubuntu. However, recently I decided that I want Windows 7 back on the Netbook, so I ordered Recovery DVDs from Acer.

I would like to set up an encrypted dual boot between Windows 7 Starter & Kubuntu 12.04. I found a great tutorial online explaining how to do this:

[not sure if I'm allowed to post links to other sites]http:// stonesifer.org/2011/07/01/dual-boot-windows-7-encrypted-with-ubuntu-1104-encrypted/

Problem is that the tutorial won't work for me because I don't have the 100 MB System Reserved Partition. I want to follow this particular tutorial because it's very simple, and it ensures that if I switch to a different Distro later I won't have to reinstall Windows 7.

Now I did successfully follow the "Option One" instruction here to use Disk Management to create a System Partition:

System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

All this accomplished however is creating a small partition that is not active, and certainly not at the front of the disk, and definitely not set as a System Partition.

Please help! I've spent way too many hours / days at this trying to figure this out on my own.

Edit: I have been using the "Disk Utility" in a Lubuntu 12.04 LiveCD to partition the drive...

A:Acer Recovery DVD Won't Create 100MB System Reserved Partition


You should first install Windows 7 in the vanilla fashion - that will create the 100MB System Reserved partition and the usual System partition (usually C)

Then follow the tutorial you linked. Be very careful with Truecrypt. Create a backup of the volume header : see STEP 3 here:
TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders

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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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I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

A:Inspiron 1545 recovery fails to create bootable system.

Have you run a full diagnostic on the hard drive?  On a system this old, it's not uncommon that the drive may have failed - it's well beyond its design life.
F12 at powerup to get to the diagnostics.

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Brand new laptop, I just received and tried to create a recovery USB drive.  I run "create recovery drive' wizard and got "a problem occurred while creating the recovery drive" error.  I could create a recovery drive when I unchecked "Back up system files to the recovery drive"
I googled the issue and found that it might be related to missing or corrupted install.wim file.  did I get bad laptop??  Tried Dell tech support but couldn't get any support....

A:Can not create a recovery disk with system files on Windows 10 inspiron 15 5000 laptop

I have the same problem on an Inspiron 13 running Windows 10. Creating a recovery USB drive always fails with "problem occurred while creating the recovery drive".
Following the suggestion of user "Mogojohn" on the Microsoft forum, I was able to do "Create System Image" by selecting "Settings", "Update & Security", "Backup", "More Options", "See Advanced Settings", and then look for System Image Backup at the lower left. Here is the Microsoft forum thread:
I backed up the system onto 4 image DVD's plus a System Repair DVD. I restored the system using these DVD's and everything seems to be OK so far.
Restoring this system image does not get you to a factory install, instead it takes you to the system state when you created the system image. But this is at least enough for me not to return the Dell Inspiron 13 (for now).
I would still appreciate it if Dell would explain how to get the Create USB Recovery function to work.

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This use to work fine but now it doesnt. I am running a THINKPAD-X1-CARBON-6TH-GEN-TYPE-20KH-20KG. The sticker says 20KH-002JUS.

A:X1 Gen 6 lenovo update The package catalog for your system is currently being updated on the System

Oh I tried to reinstall the utility and same thing. 

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I experienced a serious problem over the weekend that is forcing me to restore my system using the Win7 (64 bit Home Premium) "System Image Recovery" tool. I'll cut to the chase because I cannot, unfortunately, access any of my system restore points nor is startup repair working.

My computer has 4 different hard drives. On the c: drive, I only keep the Win7 OS and my various programs. All my other files and data are stored in the other 3 HD's (my data only hard drives).

On one of these HD's I have a System Image from about 2 months ago. I would like to restore this image using the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool. However, there are various other files and data on this HD in addition to the System Image I would like to restore.

If I use the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool, will it only restore my c: drive (which is what I want) or will it restore all HD's to their original state from 2 months ago?

I plan on unplugging all of the HD's during the restore process except the c: drive and the backup drive containing the image. However, I do not want to lose any newer files on the backup drive containing the System Image.

Will I be able to restore my c: drive using "System Image Recovery" without losing any new files/data on my backup drive containing the recovery image?

A:System Image Recovery - Does it recover just the system volume or all volumes in the system?

It will only restore the drive that the image was taken from.

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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I have just finished a System Repair on my Windows 7 using repair ISO, and I'm not sure if I should do a system image backup before deleting old files with Disk Cleanup, or delete them after I've done a Repair Disc and System Image as well. I'm also afraid to delete anything at this stage. Would it be safe to delete Restore Points and Shadow Copies at this stage (I only did repair today), or should I wait a week or so?
I guess what I'm asking is when and what to delete and when to create a System Image and Repair Disc. New to all this and don't want to muck it up, so any help I can get would be very much appreciated. I have printed out your tutorials to follow on Disk Cleanup and removing $Window.~Q file.
Thank you

A:When to delete old files and create System Image after System Repair

Make your system image now, using Macrium Reflect. You will be able to return to this point regardless of what happens.
Now delete your restore points and then make a new one, so that you can fix any future problems.
Now make another image.
You, also, want to download the free Macrium Reflect and make your images on an external hard drive. You will be able to save as many as you want.
Following these instructions you cannot go wrong. You can always come back to what you have right now.
Macrium Reflect Free

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Hi everyone, sorry for posting another thread about this, but after doing some digging on my own, I thought it was getting kind of heavy so I put it here in the advance forum. Here is what I have done so far in trying to restore my automatic system checkpoints. As before, system restore will not create the "system checkpoint" for me at a given time interval. I will list what I have done so far to help diagnose my problem. I followed all the steps on this link by Bert: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html I typed eventvwr.msc in the run line. Clicked system on the left, then source on the right. I found some events for sr, but these were the ones I did myself when turning off, then back on system restore. Task scheduler and system restore services are running. I confirmed this by typing cmd, then net start in the run line. I have the space allowed on my hard drive set to the max, and there are 25 GB free. I am able to create manual system restore points and they are also created if I install/uninstall a program. I have reinstalled system restore using the sr.inf file. I used the "xpsystemrestoreponitsfrequency.vbs" to change my time interval to 1 hour just to see if it worked, but it didn't. I checked my registry settings for system restore. Disable SR is set to 0. Restore status is set to 1 (I posted that because I thought one means disable in the registry, but I don't know what restore status is) I do have a screen saver on, my system is set s... Read more

A:system restore doesn't create automatic system checkpoints

ok, I have a few more things you can try...First go to your services.msc (Start then Run then type services.msc), then verify that The System Restore Service and the Task Schedular are Set as LOCAL SYSTEM (for their, "log on as..". ALso make sure they are both set to AUTOMATIC.Next, in your Registry, Check The Following Keys:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestoreThe Default Values for this key should bename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)Compression Burst - REG_DWORD-60CreateFirstRunRp- REG_DWORD-1DisableSR- REG_DWORD-0DiskPercent- REG_DWORD12-DsMax- REG_DWORD-400DsMin- REG_DWORD-200RestoreDiskSpaceError- REG_DWORD-0RPGlobalInterval- REG_WORD-86400RPLifeInterval- REG_DWORD-777600RPSessionInterval- REG_DWORD-0ThawInterval- REG_DWORD-900TimerInterval- REG_DWORD-120Next Go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Srservicename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)DependOnGroup-REG_MULTI_SZ- DependOnService - REG_MULTI_SZ - RpcSsDescription - Reg_Sz - Performs System Restore Functions to Stop service...etcDisplayName -REG-SZ - System Restore ServiceErrorControl-REG_DWORD - 1ImagePath - REG_EXPAND_SZ - %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsObjectName - REG_SZ-LocalSystemStart-REG_DWORD- 2Type - REG_DWORD - 32Then lastly go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SrDefault ... Read more

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I have a 1TB drive that partioned with 120gb system and rest is a non primary/non boot data partition volumn..

I've never used windows 7 create system image, but want to . When I try to create a system image it insist on backing up both drives. I don't see how to deselect the data drive. Is this because I have installed something system related. on the data drive?

And Finally, how will recovely of a system image works if I get a blue screen, do I need to install window 7 again first or have a repair CD? I noticed when I started a create system image it asked me for the destination drive, no exact path on the drive, does the image have be created on the root of the destination drive?

A:Windows 7 pro - Create system image only system c: drive

Hello Cyberpine,

Please go ahead and post back with a screenshot showing all of your HDD's full layout in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to help ID what the issue may be.

If you moved anything like your page file, user folders, user profile folder, etc.... to any other partition than the default C, then they will also be considered "System" partitions and will be included in the system image by default. You will not be able to uncheck them since they are required for the operation of Windows 7. If you did, then you would need to move all of it back to C to not have the other partition included.

You could use a retail Windows 7 installation DVD/USB or a Windows 7 system repair disc at boot to do a system image recovery with.

Hope this helps,

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I have an old PC with a fairly small (and almost full) SSD C drive and a couple of HDDs. When running a "Create a system image" backup, both the C and D drives are flagged as "system" and are automatically marked as being included in the backup. That was not the case on another PC.

I see nothing on the D drive that looks like system stuff. Things like the users, hiberfil.sys, pagefile.sys, etc. directories are all on the C drive, and only the C drive is flagged with the Windows icon.

Any idea why the system image create function thinks D is a system disk?

A:Create system image - what constitues a system drive?

Please complete this tutorial so members can take a look.

By Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I need help creating a program that allows students to submit there assignment then the teacher can view it(download it), grade it and ocmment on it if necesarry. I am so confused i am a beginner in this but i looked at tututials and this is what i have so far i haveriations of different code setups but it suppsoe to be like a console ....

[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]#include[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000] [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#a31515][SIZE=2][COLOR=#a31515]<cstdlib>
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]void[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000] getInfo(); [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#008000][SIZE=2][COLOR=#008000]// Function getInfo
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]void[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000] findAvg(); [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE... Read more

A:C++ system function (create coursework submission system)

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Hey guys,

I finally have the cash ready for a new system. I want this to be a wise decision because the last system I bought brand new quickly went out of date .

Please take a sec to critique my system. I want this to be a wise investment that will keep me from not upgrading for the next 3 years...(if that's possible)

-INTEL Pentium 4 at 2.80GHz (2800 MHz). Hyper-Threading technology-800Mhz system bus
-512MB DDR at 400MHz
-80GB Ultra ATA-100 hard drive (7200 RPM)
-8Mb cache 5xPci/1xCnr/1x8X Agp
-integrated AC 97audio+1.44F.D.D.
-52x24x52 CD-RW (cd burner)
-keyboards/Mouse/Speakers/17" case 420W power supply
-Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Chaintech
-Geforce4 MX440 64MB DDR w/TV out AGP8X

This is the kinda system I'm looking into. Tell me what I should upgrade so I can get it right the first time. Thank you so much.

A:Finally getting a new system, How does this look?

One thing would be the hard drive. try to go to ata133. This would be faster. Also I would want at least 128mb ram on the video card.

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I finally had the time to put together some parts I've bought over a period of time.

I posted the specs.

Do some boards, not beep during startup?

The bios doesn't take up the full screen on my 22in monitor. I was scared because even after installation of Windows 7 it was still about half the screen filled.

After an AMD driver install and restart, I was able to get the full screen only after Windows begins to boot.

I probably need a bios update but my previous board I could do that over a Windows enviroment.

I looked at ASUS website but couldn't find the info I needed for a bios update.
Thanks for any information that can be shared.

A:Finally fired up new system


The bios issued was resolved by connecting a VGA adapter and after making sure settings are correct, replacing with DVI connector.

Maybe there is a bios update to address that issue. It was entirely to small to access the bios with a DVI cable.

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