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have a T450S - need to get Windows recovery / install ISOs/USB/Discs - HOW?

Q: have a T450S - need to get Windows recovery / install ISOs/USB/Discs - HOW?

Have a T450S and the HDD is corrupted so I cannot do Fsomething to get a restore and need to therfore get it going afresh , so - need to get Windows recovery / install ISOs/USB/Discs - HOW? I put my serial number into the Lenovo site that handles this and it said my laptop is not eligible for something , presumably getting it from MS. OK, fine. NOW, how can I get the OS to run? I cd not even contact Lenovo on this presumaby because it is out of warranty? thanks for any help. In the old days, they'd give you the disks, then they wanted to save $ and no disks, but you cd go to MS and get it as long as you give a valid product id. WHen I did this, it said this is a Windows from a premade machine; contact your manufacturer.

Preferred Solution: have a T450S - need to get Windows recovery / install ISOs/USB/Discs - HOW?

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

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

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

A: have a T450S - need to get Windows recovery / install ISOs/USB/Discs - HOW?

If your system came installed with Windows 8.1 or 10, your product ID is stored in the BIOS, so just skip by the part where it asks you to enter the PID and it will complete the install, and activate automatically. If you have Windows 7, there should be a product key label on the bottom or under the battery. You can download Windows and create installation media from Microsoft for free at the link belowhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-create-installation-media If you are in the US, and want to order recovery media to restore the drive and all its partitions to the factory state, you need to call Lenovo Support at 877-453-6686 and they will send you the media (for a price of course). Good Luck,

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop - VGN-NW265F/B , and the original hard drive went bad due to a SMART failure.

I've installed a new hard drive, and used the 1st recovery disc to get to the recovery menu. I've tried numerous times to install the OS from the recovery discs provided by Best Buy, which came with no instructions, but I keep getting errors.

There's nothing I can do from the recovery menu to make a new install on the new hard drive. The laptop also can't find the drivers on the recovery discs.

I'm getting frustrated because I've had 2 Dells in the past, which came with all the software necessary, and I was able to do everything myself.

This time I bought this Sony, it didn't come with software, especially a disc containing the drivers, and these 2 recovery discs aren't letting me do anything, except get into the recovery menu.

I can't format the new hard drive, or complete system, can't locate the drivers, etc...what a nightmare!!!

Is anyone familiar with this laptop, and/or knows how I should proceed to get this laptop up and running?


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I have two older computers, both with Windows XP Home. They both still have the OEM license key stickers on them, and no major hardware changes.

Neither computer has a XP disc or recovery discs. I'm not even sure if they came with them. If I were to purchase XP Home OEM disc, could I use it to re-instate both computers, using their own unique product keys of course?

I do not want to recover anything, I want to wipe clean and start completely fresh and new. All the drivers I need are available on each manufactures website. I do not want any Sony or Gateway add-on junk

A:Can I install Windows XP Home without the original OEM disc / recovery discs?

short answer YES.

if you have genuine oem keys you have the right to install the oem version of that os on your system.

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I hope this is the correct Forum subsection to post this.

So I made a mistake while taking on a friend's problematic sony vaio laptop. They were wanting to install a newly purchased Kaspersky av, but after uninstalling the old version of Kaspersky there was a problem with an unresponsive usb mouse & mouse pad. I wasn't able to resolve the issue through various repair programs and manually reinstalling the driver, which was giving off the error code of not being properly installed or functioning. With owners consent, I decided to let Vaio Care to bring the computer back to factory condition. (I wish the owner had the owners manual to this thing.)

I made sure to backup all of the files that the owner needed saved, but failed to make any sort of backup recovery disk for the computer. Not sure if it's too late to do so, but the computer will not boot to windows any longer. I get a white blinking cursor on a black background immediately after Vaio disappears from the screen upon bootup, but cannot do anything with it.

I made a windows 7 home premium iso dvd, and when booting from it I reinstalled windows onto one of the 3 partitions on the hd (the largest of the 3 which was labeled "Primary" type). Of the other two partitions, one was labeled "Primary" and was named "System Reserved" but only 101MB, and the other was labeled "System" and was named "Recovery" and is 7.7GB. When installing, the computer does a ... Read more

A:HELP Windows 7 clean install on Sony Vaio laptop w/o recovery discs

Hello newtechy and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the best thing to do is a clean install following the instructions in this tutorial that was prepared by one of the Forum experts. There's a special note for Sony Vaio owners at the bottom.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I have a Vaio and I followed these instructions. I can say from personal experience this will work. I eliminated all Sony factoryware (Vaio Care, Vaio Control Center, Vaio Gate, etc) and I haven't missed any of it. The most important thing is once the computer is up and running with all Windows Updates, make a system image. When all of the additional programs are installed and updated, all personal tweaks are made, etc and you're sure the computer is working the way it's supposed to, make another system image. This can be your go-to master image that would take the place of that hidden recovery partition. And it would be even better because it would be more up to date than a factory recovery partition ever could be.

Have your friend stick to a schedule of maybe one a week or once a month and make a new system image. The more frequent the images the more up to date a restore will be. This can eliminate the need for recovery disks as well. Depending on which imaging software you decide to use, it would be a good idea to create a "system repair disk". This is just a single disk that will let you boot the computer should the entire operating system crash. From this single d... Read more

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im using vpceh25en sony vaio laptop, i have changed my os to windows 7 ultimate from basic version, now i need to use basic version, i have recovery discs but i dont know the steps for installing os. can anyone give me the steps to do it...

A:how to install windows 7 basic from recovery discs for sony vaio vpceh25en

Reinstalling can wipe out what you have on it right now but it's simple as inserting the recovery disk and rebooting the pc.
First make sure your pc is set to bood off the dvd drive first, this is done in bios under boot options. To enter bios just hit which ever key it says to enter setup. Insert disk 1 of the recovery disk and then follow the on screen instructions.

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Hi, have just bought a laptop with Win 7 on it but want to replace the 5400rpm drive with a 7200rpm one.

Will I be able to use the recovery discs I made to install on a fresh drive or do they only work if there is already a recovery partition on the drive I want to install onto.

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Hello kersey.

If you still have access to the Windows 7 will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on and see what partitions you actually have.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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my original hard drive crashed on this HP laptop and I replaced it with a new one because I had purchased the recovery discs from Circuit City when I bought the laptop, and the laptop was out of warranty(barely).
When I try to load the recovery discs, I get 48% through, which is into disc two of three, and then I get an error message : 0x4001100200001005

Ive tried several times but cant get past this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Please make it as idiot-proof as possible, thanks.

A:Cant install recovery discs

try cleaning the disc

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I've been wanting to do this thing that I've heard about on this site for some time now,called a "clean install". I've heard though,that the recovery discs that you make yourself when you get a new pc are not the same thing as a clean install.I've also been wanting to start to dual boot WIN 7 with Xubuntu.But,now,I've also read that Win 7 (Home Premium) does not play well with dual booting.

AND.....I also can't figure out how to do this md5sum thing to check the Xubuntu disc that I made because Windows is not accepting the commands that I'm being told to enter into the command line terminal.Any advice would be immensely appreciated,folks.I'll check back later for answers.Again,thank you.

A:Recovery Discs Same as Clean Install ?

You are correct.

Using Recovery Discs and a clean install are not the same thing.

Using Recovery discs will put it back to the factory state, if the pc was made by Dell, HP etc

On the other hand someone can do a clean install and make recovery discs too, depends on your situation.

No need to dual boot, just run Xubuntu off a flash drive, believe me, you won`t use it that often.

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Thanks for any assistance up front! I have an ASUS Slate B121 with the recovery discs which came with computer. I have done a reinstall of the software but did not get the options to do a clean install as seen in the tutorials on this subject. The other problem I ran into on the reinstall was the missing BOOTMGR.
I have since restored a previous version to at least be able to use the computer, but it now runs terribly. Any help would be appreciated. Thank!

A:Is a clean install possible with recovery discs

I doubt the recovery disks will allow you to do a clean install if they are what is normally meant by that term.

More likely, they will return you to a state as of the day the thing was manufactured.

I guess that is some sort of a tablet. Never seen one.

You may be able to do a clean install if it has a Certificate Of Authenticity on it somewhere that includes a Product Key and if you have some way of attaching an external DVD burner or a USB thumb drive. In that case, you'd have to first download a Windows 7 ISO.

It may have some magical other way that is found only on tablets or Slates, but the above is what you'd have to do if you had an ordinary laptop or desktop PC.

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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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Got a 64bit HP Pavilion p6000.
Didn't make any recovery disks. Stupid. I know.
I will, if I can get back in the game again.

Did a brief search but can't make hide nor hair of what I'm reading. Not even sure if some of these instructions apply to me. I want to wipe clean everything and start again.

Not a techie so please, if you can, limit the techie talk as much as possible please and speak as if I was slightly 'challenged'...if you know what I mean. Cuz I likely am in comparison to you whiz kids.

Am backing up folders onto an external HD now.
Please instruct...
Oops, this may be better in "Back Up & Restore" Section.
I'm using this in Safe Mode and it makes it a little hard to see!


A:Malware riddled PC, Clean Re-Install w/out Recovery Discs?

Your computer may have a hidden recovery partition that can be used to return your machine to factory specifications just like it was the day you bought it. That means if it originally came with Vista (for example) that's what you'll have on it again. According to HP:

The system can be restored to factory settings through this partition by pressing F10 or F11 repeatedly while the PC is booting. NOTE: If any of the hard drive partitions has been modified or aditional partitions have been created, it is possible that the recovery system cannot boot or the recovery discs cannot be created.

HP Pavilion p6000 Desktop PC series

A second possibility is to use a Windows 7 installation DVD and do what's known as a clean install. This installs the operating system on your machine without all the factory bloatware that was included by HP.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you have questions or just need more info about which method might be best for you I'm sure other Forum members will jump in with their suggestions and help.

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Movie shaker glitched. Audio OK but video screen is WHITE. Do not recall how to use Recovery discs to JUST reinstall the Movie Shaker software. Tried using just the application recovery disc but that did not take me to software installation. Do I start with SYSTEM RECOVERY DISC ONE and will that take me to program installation without any danger of inadvertently starting system recovery....do not want to wipe any drives.

A:VAIO Movie Shaker re-install (XP) -How to use Recovery Discs

Application disc #1 finally booted from my DVD drive. I re-installed Movieshaker BUT problem of white preview screen persists. So, audio but no video visible on preview screen. I did export and that works so video is not missing but simply not visible in preview window. Any ideas appreciated.

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My problem is not with this computer... I have also Compaq cq50z-100, Windows Vista Home Premiun SP2... my problem is this... Somehow I got a virus...after being so 'effing careful to boot. Now when I start my laptop, I get a quick flash of the command prompt window followed by a quick blank blue screen ... and then these 2 things repeat themselves and then nothing works except my mouse will move. So I tried what I know, recovery and such. It will not do anything in safe mode at all either. It will not let me change the boot drive order ( I guess that is what it is called), to the disc drive to run the recovery from my discs. So I got a friend to look at it. He says that my operating system is fried. He said I need to call Acer and buy an operating system disc set. Ok my question is this... are these discs different than the set of discs that I made when I first got my computer, the ones I call the recovery discs? Also why would I need to get them from Acer? Wouldn't I get them from HP or Compaq since this is who I bought my computer from? I am holding off spending the money to buy these new discs until I am certain that they are what I need to fix my computer. And if this guy really knows what he is doing. Any help is greatly appreaciated.

A:Operating system discs vs recovery discs

Your friend told you to call Acer for help with a Compaq computer? If so, I wouldn't go to that friend for any more technical help.

If you already have recovery/restore/operating system disks (whatever you want to call them), then you don't need to purchase anything else. You need to boot from them. Explain what you mean by "it will not let me change the boot order". Does that mean you don't know how? Your BIOS is password protected? They keyboard doesn't work?

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I recently purchased a laptop but it stopped working as the hard disc failed. So, the operating system was gone. The manufacturer replaced the hard disc and sent 4 Windows 8.1 system recovery discs for installation. But then the laptop had an issue with motherboard and I have returned the machine. 
Now I have 4 discs with genuine Windows 8.1. Can I buy a laptop without Operating system and use these discs to install Win 8.1 on it? 
I'd appreciate your comments.

A:Windows 8.1 Recovery discs

PCs from most major brands usually have something that their OEM Windows installs look for to verify that the OS is for that brand and model number. This is sometimes called a 'tatoo', flashed to the motherboard. So, unless you buy another laptop that is the same brand and model as the one you had, it's very unlikely that those recovery disks are going to be of any use.

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I want to make a set of recovery discs for my new windows 8.1 machine (HP 110 desktop) but I'm finding only an option for usb drives. Is it possible to use discs instead? If so, how do I go about it? There's not a 16 gb usb to be had in this town

A:Windows 8.1 recovery discs rather than usb?

Under programs is there anything under HP Recovery Manager?
All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
It may let you create DVD's for a full recovery but Windows 8.1's own recovery option only allows a USB flash drive as far as I know. If you have one 16GB or larger it will work.

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I lost my recovery discs for my lenove 3000 N200 where can i get.


A:windows recovery discs

Quote: Originally Posted by fax

I lost my recovery discs for my lenove 3000 N200 where can i get.


Hi and welcome.

You can get them at many places including the Lenovo web site. That would be your safest and best bet.

You can also find them at aftermarket web site where they may be cheaper but you have less confidence in what they contain. this is one of them. https://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/

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Morning All,
I bought an ACER laptop a few years ago and have since bought a new laptop.
When I bought my Acer, it did not come with any recovery discs, would they have installed the windows XP program on the computer somewhere that would have allowed me to make my own recovery discs? Do you know where I can check to see if they did or not?
Sorry, I do not know alot about computers..

Thanks so much

I gave my old laptop to my hubby and would like to clean it right out and reinstall XP again.

Also, if not, my brother has XP recovery discs for his Compaq laptop, can I use those recovery discs, even though mine is an Acer?

Thanks for any info you can provide, greatly appreciated !!

A:Windows XP - No recovery Discs

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i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.

A:windows 7 and using vaio recovery discs?

Quote: Originally Posted by JOHNYUPSIDEDOWN

i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.

Hey Johnny and welcome

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

You cant use a vista recovery (or backup) to install apps in win 7. If you did an upgrade they should already be there.

Do you have a windows.old folder on you C: drive?
If so you can use the easy transfer wizard to import your settings, etc

waiting on info
Kenn J++

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I performed the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 on my Dell Desktop.  If I make a set of recovery discs now, will they restore to the Windows 8.1 that originally came on my computer, or would it restore Windows 10?

A:Recovery discs at Windows 10 upgrade

Any recovery discs created using Dell's Backup and Recovery software will recovery what originally shipped with your computer.  The recovery partition is not updated to include the new OS.

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I bought a refurbished dell laptop with windows 7 on it the other day but I'm normally a linux user. I am trying to make a disc image but it is behaving a bit weirdly. I follow the steps but after it made the first disc, it tells me to insert another disc and also label it newuser pc with the date and the number 1. Not long ago, thanks to the help of the folks here I made back up discs for a friends windows 7 desktop and it did not behave this way, it instructed to use 2, 3, etc for the next discs. I'm not sure if this thing is making any progress or not.

Suggestions are most heartily welcome!


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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 and I haven't backed up my recovery partition onto discs yet but I only have a couple discs both CD-RW and DVD-R I know that you can fit more onto a DVD and don't think Windows will let you write the recovery partition to a rewritable cd so is there a way that I can save discs and force the recovery disc creation program to write it to a DVD-R?

A:Windows Vista recovery discs

If you look on the drawer of your cd/dvd player you should see a list of all compatible disk types on it..if it says 'dvd+r ' you have to use those not dvd-r.

A couple of disks is not enough to start with...one could easily fail durng the verification (final) phase of making the Recovery Disks..one of mine did and I had to put another disk in. Its not worth skimping on this for the sake of a pack of disks. Splash out and get ones made in Japan..they are the best quality..like Sony.

It might be a few years down the road before you need to use them and cheap ones may deteriorate and rendered unusable just when you need them. I don't think rewritable disks are as stable archivally ( they deteriorate quicker) as recordable disks so they are best avoided for this important purpose anyway.

Go and buy some brand spanking new good ones of the right type!

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can windows vista be re-installed if backup files are not available?

A:Windows Backup/Recovery Discs

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When I first bought this PC, I made the Recovery Discs immediately.  I later upgraded this PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 back when Windows 10 was a free upgrade.  If I have any major issues in the future, that might require a full recovery, I'd rather NOT have to revert back to Win 8.1 and then have to buy Windows 10 to get back to where I am now. Is there any way to "re-do" the recovery discs now so that any future recovery will get me back to Windows 10? Thanks!!

A:Windows 10 upgrade Recovery Discs

> I'd rather NOT have to revert back to Win 8.1 and then have to buy Windows 10 to get back to where I am now. Since Windows 10 is installed on your computer, Microsoft has a "fingerprint" of your hardware,which entitles you to re-install Windows 10 without buying a product-key. > Is there any way to "re-do" the recovery discs now so that any future recovery will get me back to Windows 10? Yes.  Or, if you have an empty 8GB USB-memory stick, you can write a copy of Windows 10 to it.See: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/for a free download of Windows 10. When using this media, click "I don't have a product-key", and the "entitlement" will allow you to continue the installation. 

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Hi all

I want to make some recovery discs, how many sets of recovery discs can I make? Is it only 1 or can I make more?

A:How many sets of recovery discs can you make for Windows 7?

only one

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I have just made a set of HP Recovery discs for my new HP Folio 13 installed with W7-64 bit. I used Nashua DVD+Rs. Before doing anything further with the computer I thought it would be a good idea to test the discs. I changed the boot order in the BIOS placing the (USB) DVD drive ahead of the SSD. It seemed to be working until, "You are not able to restore this system with the media" appeared. Nothing else, only this line. The notebook is brand new and has only Lightroom 2.7 installed. No changes have been made. I have noticed on the forums a number of people have experienced similar problems, but there don't seem to be any resolutions. Is it possible that the disc type is not supported, even though the software allowed the discs to be made? Is there anybody out there who knows what is happening her?       graham 

A:HP Recovery discs for Windows 7 HP Folio 13-2000.

I don't work for HP, but will forward this post to someone who does. All I can suggest right now is call HP and request a Recovery disc set for your specific model, ask them to waive the fee since yours do not work. 1-800-HPInvent or  You can order recovery media here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810334 

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Morning everybody,

I'm planning to install win8 over win7 in my hp laptop im gonna make a recovery image to USB and also wont delete my recovery partition just in case.

my question is if i formatted my C partition which is 450 to 2 partitions one gonna be for C for system and another for my data. and now i will have 3 partitions C system D recovery and F for system. what if i didn't like the new windows and i want to use my win7 recovery image from the USB i will have any problem because i formatted the hard disk and installed a different windows or because i created another partition ?

Thanks in advance.

A:Using recovery discs after formatting C and installed another windows.

Hi mah.elawady :)

You shouldn't have any problem in that situation as if I remember correctly, it'll ask you on which partition you want to restore Windows 7 and that you want to keep your files (it does for Windows 8 at least). So you could simply choose to restore it on the C: drive (where Windows 8 will be installed), leaving your OEM Recovery Partition and your Data partition intact.

Also, I suggest you to install Windows 8 and upgrade to Windows 8.1 right away and install the Update 1, as you'll like the OS better that way instead of staying on Windows 8 which is said to be "incomplete" by a lot of users.

On a side note, how do you plan to make your Recovery USB? Using the Windows built-in Recovery option, or using a third-party program?

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Good afternoon folks, this is really giving me a headache!

I just got a new laptop (hp dv7 7338ea), a Windows 8 machine. I ran the HP recovery disc creation burner, and it burnt a bunch of DVDs (which you can only do once), and it verified them. Iíve used similar discs before on my old HP laptop when the HDD failed, and what I want to do here is apply these new Win8 restore discs to my new SSD (Samsung 840, http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/128gbandabove/mz-7td250bw.html).

So I swapped the drives over, and booted up the first disc. It went fine, it seemed to be happily able to format and start copying files, and then it asked for restore disc 2.

However, when I put that disc in, it just kicks it out again and continues to ask for disc 2. I put the disc in another machine and it loads fine, I tried copying the image to another disc but it didnít like that either. Google suggests that people have been having this disc 2 issue for a few years across numerous devices, with no solution.....

SO! I thought right, it wonít let me use the discs, maybe Iíll just image my original hard drive and apply that image to the SSD. It took me a while to get the laptop to boot from the CD at all, and when I got Clonezilla running it couldnít even see the HDD I had connected (via USB). It could tell there was something connected to the USB but...yeah.

I managed to use a different machine to copy the HP "Recovery" partition to another ... Read more

A:UEFI, HP Recovery Discs, Windows 8 and SSD drives....?

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Need recovery discs to restore Comap Presario CQ60 615DX Laptop to factory setting.  Also need to know which version of Windows 7 that was pre-installed because a different version is now on the laptop.Thank you. AmadeusMO

A:recovery discs and Windows 7 preinstalled on CQ60 615 DX

Hi,Your laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.Recovery discs from 3rd party seller available:http://computersurgeons.com/p-19924-windows-7-premium-64b-recovery-kit-598324-001-for-compaq-presari...RegardsVisruth

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I'm helping a friend with her windows 7 emachine (64 bit) and when its all back in working order, I'd like to make her a set of recovery discs but I have a few questions before proceeding. I read that you only get the option of doing it once - so it better be right the first time.

I've found instructions for making a repair disc, also instructions for creating recovery discs - would those be the same? The computer did not come with any os disc at all, so I'm wondering if making repair/recovery disc is possible without an os disc - anyone have experience with making these for emachines? Is there a particular brand or kind of dvd blank that is best for this?

thanks so much,


A:Solved: making windows recovery discs

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The hard disk of my Gateway NV78 notebook pre-installed with Windows 7 HP has crashed. I have made the recovery discs in 3 DVDs . I will be buying a new hard disk. I would like to know whether it is possible to install Windows 7 HP on the new hard disc from the recovery discs or I have to go in for a new installation disc.

Nagarajan Chennai India

A:Installing Windows 7 HP on a new hard disc from recovery discs

Hopefully wouldnt be a problem. The only 2 issues that i have come across in people trying to use the recovery disks on a replacement drive are:

1) In HP (hewlett packard) computers, sometimes this process doesnt work on aftermarket hdds unless they have been purchased from HP. The reason ascribed is that the hdd needs to be "tattoed" by HP.

2) Acer notebooks may have an issue if the new hdd is unformatted. So make sure you format and
create 2 partitions before trying to install from those disks. The second partition seems to be needed for expanding recovery files.

Should all fail, you can still do a clean install of home premium using a disk borrowed from a friend or downloaded off the web. You can activate it using the COA key on the sticker on your computer, or if that doesnt work by calling MS. Should it come to that, post back and somebody will help you out with the tuts and procedures.

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I have been trying to solve this for a month now and am at the end of my tether.I am now on my third set of recovery discs from HP and all have the same problem. I insert disc 1 as instructed to on the support forum. It runs throughReformatting the windows partition of the hard drive - tickCopying files required to restore the hard drive - tickAnd immediately as that finishes, that window comes up :ReducerCopy file failsFrom:E:\PRELOAD\BASE.SWMTo:C:\RM\Image\BASE.SWMPress OK to retryALL three sets of discs have the same out come.What the heck is going on?I am so sick of this.Have read some other posts with similar problems but can't seem to work out the solution. I do not have an external hard drive I can use...only the laptop that I am trying to fix. (G6-1305sa)Any help? It also doesn't help when HP support is only open on the phones until 5.30 Monday to Friday. I am at work so can't call. So frustrating....Aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh

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A:Copy file fails hp sent recovery discs Windows 7

Hi Belj, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion g6-1305sa Notebook and not able to restore Windows. If the HDD is faulty this might cause the restore not to go well. You might try to run a hardware test.  Please note remove any and all USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices. Is this the original HDD? Have you replaced any other parts? Have you tried to do a clean install of Windows 7. Try running sfc /scannow would scan your system for errors at the command prompt. You can get to the command prompt by clicking F11 at startup. You could check this Microsoft document on system recovery options. Hope this is a help. Thanks.

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Hi, I have a HP G61-110sa laptop with OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1.

My laptop was having problems with its firewall, so after many tries to fix it, I decided to use system recovery to get it back. During the process, after the reboot, I got BSOD with UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, and under the tech info it wrote:

*** STOP: 0X000000ED (0XFFFFFA8004041650, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000185, 0X0000000000000000, 0X0000000000000000)

I've tried burning a whole new recovery disc and it goes through the 'Windows is loading files...' process, the install windows screen where I choose the language, time & currency and keyboard settings, but the next screen where I can either choose Install now or Repair your computer, is where the problem continues.
If I click Install now, the screen is stuck at 'Setup is starting...' screen & a spinning wheel cursor. If I click 'Repair your computer', the same blue background stays there like it has frozen, but the cursor can move.

I've backed up all my files onto my external hard drive so that's not worrying me.
And there are no attachments cos the laptop wont boot.
Can anyone help?

A:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD Recovery discs not working Windows 7 x64

These problems sometimes occur if the temporary memory is corrupted. Clear your temporary memory:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS in the BIOS (read your laptop manual for instructions to access the BIOS): Open the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen, load setup/optimized defaults, save, and exit the BIOS.


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Hello, If any body has the thinkpad T410, windows 7,  still working properly, would you please help create recovery (to factory condition) files and email me those.  My laptop is not working and I don't have all the recovery discs to recover it. Thank you very much. 

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I have a HP laptop. If I use the HP Recovery Manager, it will only allow me to make 1 set of recovery discs. Is there a way to create multiple sets e.g. using Windows 7's Backup and Restore etc? Also, what is the difference between a system image and a system repair disc?

A:Is there a way to create multiple sets of recovery discs for Windows 7?

Yes, make the restore disks - then copy them using a disk copier/burner.

A system image contains a "snapshot" of the entire system - this includes all files and the location of the files on the hard disk so that the system can boot when it's restored. Some system image programs also contain code to restore the system image to the hard drive (but not all). As an example, the HP recovery disks contain a system image and are able to restore that image.

A system repair disk contains a "live" operating system that can run in memory from the disk. It also contains a few repair programs that can help to fix things. On some systems this repair disk can also be used to restore the system image to the hard disk.

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I'm getting very nervous that I haven't made these impt system recovery discs. I bought 10 CDs at the time I bought PC and was assured they were the right type. When I got ready to create the discs, my PC said I would need 18 CDs. I backed out at that point so don't know if the ones I have are the right kind.

I'm going out this week to buy some more, but still have doubts I'm getting the right kind.

My HP guide says I need: CD-R

What I have is: SONY CD-R AUDIO (compact disc digital audio recordable)

Have I got the right kind? Thanks so much. Fox

A:Solved: What kind of discs needed to make "System Recovery Discs"?

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My laptop shut itself down and said there was an imminent hard drive failure. Gave it to my district's IT person who tried to copy the hard drive to put into the new one I bought, but she said her drive copier couldn't read the drive. Of course I can't find the correct version of Windows anywhere. (She has Wondows 7 professional, I found the Vista Update of Windiws 7 professional but we can't find a copy of 7 home.) We checked HP and I can order Windows or Recovery discs but she said the sticker on the laptop doesn't have the serial number needed. Tried emailing HP for advice on that but their technical contact page "cannot be found" and I got put on hold forever when I tried to call.

Here's the info she said us on the label if my laptop:
Pavilion dv7-4087d Entertainment Notebook

Any ideas? Thanks

A:Hard drive died...anyway to download windows 7 and/or recovery discs?

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from bad to tragic. My monitor had started blinking, several days ago, at times like a flip book, otherwise just annoying. I tried numerous things to fix it. Windows cannot locate the driver ~ anywhere. It tells me to insert the cd that came with the comp; I don't have it, if I ever did! I keep hoping that somehow it will surface.

Meanwhile, I have tried many programs that lured me by answering my googling for info re finding, getting the driver. The blinking stopped this morning after something (was it win?) set my comp back to an earlier date. Or it may have been PC Doctor or something. Then the comp was impossibly blurry, and it cost me $400 in work lost. I was away from the screen for minutes, returned to find it completely clear, and still not blinking.

But I still had the message that my ethernet had no driver, etc.

I pursued that, finally signing up for a 'free' scan because the site presented itself as 'fixing all drivers' when I was trying to access info from Acer. It started the scan, said I had 17 drivers to fix; I signed on and paid, finally, in desperate hope. (is there such a thing? yes) There were jigjags along the way, and I emailed them, but got no response re the ethernet driver. The download and install, of 12 "groups" of drivers continued for hours.

In the course of it I discovered that my skype sound was gone. In and out.
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A:found my recovery discs, how do I make windows read them? need to restore my ethernet

Hello My problem as of yesterday has begun to solve itself. While hunting for old cell recharger ! miracle! I found my computer recovery discs, that I made following Acer instructions, when I first turned on my computer 1 1/2 years ago (out of warranty now!)
Now HERE IS THE PROBLEM! I click ethernet> update driver software> (I have a recovery disc in my cd drive, one of the total 16) I choose 'search my computer'
and windows gives me a box ' where should windows search?' which has C drive in it. I erase that and type in DVD RWdrive (E)Recovery 4, which is how it is being read by the computer.
Windows says 'Please enter a new location ~~The location you specified does not exist or cannot be reached'
~What must I do to bridge this?
~~~~~Thank you ~~ If you can help me, please! I have no sound! I can't work on my music editing (I'm a musician); can't use skype phone; people I called are calling back and hating me~~one friend skyped my phone 3x~~I'm losing work! ~~~ oh please help
~~~~~ Vista 64bit home premium acer desktop 8Gram

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My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the computer, I ordered the discs from HP.
When ever I try to do a recovery from the boot menu (F8 or F11), I get the following error:

"Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of 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 then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I insert the disc, but nothing happens. The computer returns to the same steps. I even tried going through control panel and Full System Restore. Again, I get the same steps. When I press enter, it allows me to boot Windows 7 or do a memory diagnostic test.

I appreciate any help.

A:0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed

Hello and welcome sunnyxm well if yo are trying to just reinstall try this it will save all the bloatware from HP being loaded anyway.


Forinstalling I prefer a disk to be honest but if you want to try again this isthe one to follow
CleanReinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 make sureit is the right version ie Home Premium or Ultimate whatever you have a codefor and then the language and do not use the ones with a large "N" or"old" beside them.
You can use a disk or USB stick with this.

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Hi Guys!

I am new to this forum and not very tech savvy so please bear with me! My mums laptop, an esystem 1201, has been getting slower and slower and slower until today it finally gave in. This stemmed from a virus that we got a couple of weeks back, that i got rid of but for some reason its slowed down ever since.
Anyway, we decided today to insert the "backup1" disc into the computer, to do a full system recovery. These were the discs that the "Tech guys" software asks you to create the first time you use the computer, for any such things such as this and the discs were created without any issues at the time. I Put the disc in, came up with all the menus, selected "full destructive recovery" and it ticked away, asked me to take out disc one, put in disc two, then asked me to take disc two out and put disc one in. Did all that, then i get the error message "Error: Recovery image missing Please restart and try again". This happens around stage 3 of 5, which is the "Installing vista" stage.
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet, which included creating another disc but that didn't work. It makes it look as though you are installing vista for the first time, and when I click on "repair" as suggested on the site (Because the disc is not a first time installation disc) it is supposed to find the back up from the CD. Instead, I get a message that says... Read more

A:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?

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Good afternoon! Tell me, please, how to get HP Recovery Manager software with recovery discs from HP? For laptop probook 6465b. Thanks in advance. 

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I'm running WinXP. My pc tells me that I already made a set of recovery discs, but I have no recollection of doing it. On many, many forums, I've found the recommendation of deleting the HPCD.sys files = problem solved. Only on *MY* pc [HP tower, btw], I get an error message of "recovery partition not found" when I delete just one of the HPCD.sys files and then try to run the cd recovery making tool.

Is there a way around this? If not, if I do a complete recovery -- back to factory settings -- will my ability to burn a set of recovery discs be restored?


A:HPCD.sys, making more recovery discs & doing a total XP recovery.

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Just as the title says. I have no disc it came with pre installed media. I did however get a program that was able to extra the key from my bios. Will that help with anything? It's a Sony T13 laptop.

A:Windows 8 pre installed. No discs. Need a new install

Search for Windows media creation tool. You can download for free right from Microsoft.

You won't need the key at all, the installer will read our right from the BIOS.

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Hi All,

I have a laptop with a Windows XP home licence that I've had to install a new hard drive in. I needto reinstall Windows XP home but I don't have the discs. Any advice? Can I download the genuine software from somewhere or do I have to track down a friend with the discs (I tried this but no luck so far .



A:Need to Re-Install Windows XP Home - Don't have discs

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I bought an HP Pavilion laptop on Craig's list a few months ago for gaming purposes. It's nothing fancy, but what I could afford that would be able to handle world of warcraft. A few weeks ago, I got a very hard crash that made a loud noise and totally threw me off (this is my first PC in many years, usually buy macs). I'm told that it blue screened and after talking to some of my PC buddies it seems I need to reinstall Windows 7 because I'm having major registry errors that keep occurring (friends suggested using CCleaner to fix the registry and I"ve done it a few times and the problems keep returning. I don't have anything on this computer that I need to save (literally only use it for gaming) so I just want to do a clean install, but I"m unsure how to go about this without the original CDs (which I never got when i bought the machine). Is there something I can do? Any suggestions are welcome and I fully appreciate the help

PS I saved the error message, pasted below

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C000001D
BCP3: FFFFF880031A7E90
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
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A:Reinstall Windows 7 without original install discs

The HP laptop should have a recovery partition, there should be a HP tool to "create recovery disks". Once you have done that you can boot from them and restore your system to an as-new state. You will need blank disks for this.

it may be worth running check disk first.

Type cmd into the start menu then right click it and choose run as admin,

then type chkdsk /f into the command prompt it will say it cant, do you want to schedule it for boot time, press y then restart your computer.

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I have windows 7 pro downgradable rights from windows 10. I had to do low level format on my HDD. I did a bootable recovery USB before formatting.Tried booting with it, it is booting normally, but it is showing that there is no operating system image on the computer. While on the USB there is factoryrecovery folder with large SWM files. is there is a way to reset the computer to the factory defaults?

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Recently I decided to upgrade the internal hard drive of myThinkPad T450s to a Crucial MX300 275GB SSD. I wanted to start afresh with the SSD, so I decided to re-install the operating system with the Windows Recovery Media I have downloaded from Lenovo's Support website (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovorecovery).When trying to create a bootable USB drive with the USB Recovery Creator tool, the program copies the files successfully, but says failed validation after reaching 100% validation.I tried to install the OS on the SSD anyway. On booting up the recovery program, after allowing it to format all drives, the program stops saying "Product Recovery Failed".I'm not sure as to whether it is the SSD or the failed validation that is causing the problem. The digital media was untouched, I kept the files exactly the way I received it. And I have restored the system before with the exact same RMF as before, and it completed the process successfully. Then I've decided to restore the recovery media to the original HDD the product came with, and that fails too. I don't know why that is happening. That means the SSD is definitely not the problem.

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