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Restore or Recover - valid dialog template

Q: Restore or Recover - valid dialog template

Computer will not start up cannot restore to previous configuration, safe mode etc. Tried recovery...Recovery message The section IDA_CREATE_USER_DRIVE_U does not contain a valid dialog template. What do I do here? Recovery disc does not resolve and continuous loop. Also interested to know why this may have happened. thanks

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Preferred Solution: Restore or Recover - valid dialog template

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.)

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A few days ago, I started getting "The add-in template is not valid.
(C:\Users\...\~$nereader6.sprint.dot)" when starting up MS Word in Office 2010 under Windows 10. Any ideas on how I can stop this message appearing?
 

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While I did read this topic, and tried to comply with all of your instructions as given, it has simply become impossible to do anything more than what I am doing right now - and even that much is apparently aminor miracle (this is my friend's laptop I'm trying to help him with). So - what's happening is that any and all actions that would entail accessing a .exe or .com or .bat (basically any executable file) causes the computer to bring an "Open With..." dialog bog with a list of programs in it, in which you can sometimes click the browse button & find the correct program, but most of the time not. I think I just got lucky last night when I managed to install Malwarebytes on it, and although the full scan did turn up quite a few items of interest, including a BHOTrojan, there wasn't really anything that would explain all this. There arent any other symptoms - say for instance, any popups happening - and a 2nd full scan with Malwarebytes says thew system is clean. Oh, I almost forgot - those .exe the computer says its missing? Well, they're all right where they are suppposed to be; however their corresponding icons have been deleted, it would seem. They all have what appears to be a Notepad .exe icon instead. Have you guys ever seen anything like this before?

A:Xxx.exe Is Not A Valid Win32 Application-then 'open with' dialog box opens...

First, please do this, to be sure you're free of mlware:Please use the Internet Explorer browser (or FireFox with IETab), and do an online scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you have used this particular scanner before, you MAY HAVE TO UNINSTALL the program through Add/Remove Programs before downloading the new ActiveX componentClick Yes, when prompted to install its ActiveX component.(Note.. for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the "Accept" button of the license, click on the "Zoom" tool located at the bottom right of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license has been accepted, reset to 100%.)The program launches and downloads the latest definition files. Once the files are downloaded click on Next Click on Scan Settings and configure as follows: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:ExtendedScan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases Click OK and, under select a target to scan, select My ComputerWhen the scan is done, in the Scan is completed window (below), any infection is displayed. There is no option to clean/disinfect, however, we need to analyze the information on the report. To obtain the report:Click on: Save Report As (above - red blinking arrow)Next, in the Save as prompt, Save in area, select: DesktopIn the File name area, use KScan, or something similarIn Save as type, click the drop arrow and select: Text file [*.txt] Then, click: Save Please post the Ka... Read more

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I'm not sure this is the place for this post... but,

User restored their computer data using an Access IBM protect and recovery tool.
- "IBM Rapid Restore Ultra" - I've contacted IBM PC support and all they told me was where to get hold of a manual (basic). I'm in the process of "googling" for more info.

From what I gather, this tool backs up os as well as data and allows a restore to a last "Backed Up" image.

Unfortunately the user restored "Data" to a date in "2006" and it appears to have wiped out all her latest "My Documents" and Pictures as well as Outlook data since that date.
It looks like it did what it was told. Note: 2006 was the last backup.

Question, does anyone know if there is a way to get the data back (or access it) to the time just prior to the restore. I'm hoping that the restore might do a "Backup" of the info and store it somewhere.

Any help direction appreciated.
 

A:Recover Files prior to restore (Access IBM - Rapid Restore Ultra)

I'm not an expert on this, and in fact just joined TSG trying to find out how to uninstall Rapid Restore. But in using RR successfully for years I've never seen any indication that it attempts to save anything when it does a restore. In fact, it seems to be careful NOT to, since one of its reasons for existence is to permit you to restore your machine back to what it was before, free of any infections you've gotten in the iterim. The warnings you get when you do a restore are pretty clear that you're going to be overwriting what you've currently got with what's been saved in the prior dataset by RR.

P.S. Any idea how to uninstall Rapid Restore? I've tried the 3 methods shown at the Lenovo site, but none of them are operative here...
 

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I have a very large collection of fonts I have built up (and paid for) over time many still comply with the old 8.3 name format, hardly any of the font file name represent the actualy font name, so installing these by browsing the file name is not really an option, my font catalogue is fairly well organised, alphabetically but I and (as do many other people) still need the font dialogue back so the font name can be seen and allow you to install multiple fonts at a time.

Am I missing something or has the Install Font Dialogue totally gone?

This has made installing fonts a laborious and frustrating nightmare.

A:Restore Install Font Dialog?

No,. when you right-click choose Install

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Hi, I have a .dot template containing vba that i would like to use for new documents. However, as soon as I rename or relocate this template, any document that I have previously created from it loses all inherited vba. I was under the impression all elements of a template (such as vba) were meant to be passed on (embedded into) to the new document at creation, instead of just the template passing its own path/folder reference so that the new document can be directed back to the template to read the vba when required.

As the documents created from this template will be distributed to various computers which may not even have a local copy of the template, this is a big issue. I am using Word 2003.

Thanks for your help.
 

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hi guys i will apprecieate any help you can give me
i tried installing something and from that point avg wont load and when i try to start it manualy i recieve error not valid win32
my ad watch pops up "trying to add to registry and asks for confermation for enable ula"
tried running hjt but same error
tried system restore it cant complete restoration
cant run pc in safe mode please help what to do

A:help avg not valid win32 same with hjt ,cant restore

Hi,

Download combofix.exe

Double click combo-fix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.
Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.
Do not post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt - unless I ask you to.
If your Antivirus software is detecting combofix or a part of it as a virus, please choose to ignore it as Antivirus products cannot determine the good/bad use of some softwares embedded in combofix.

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...will the document update automatically?

A:Word 2013: If I add a template to a document then update the template

Do you mean if you created a new document from a template. Your very brief question is not very clear.

If you created a new document from a stored template then altering the template will not alter the document.

A template is a stored base design that you have stored for future use, so that it can be used to create a new document with the same format. Once that new document has been created & saved it is no longer connected to the template.

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Since I upgraded one of my PCs (it runs under Windows 98 "gold") to IE 5.5 SP2, I no longer see the "You are about to leave (or enter) a secure site" dialog when I am about to leave or enter an https:// site. I assume that I must have accidentaly checked the "do not show this warning again" box, although I don't recall doing so. I had learned to depend on the warning and would like to get it back. Please tell me how.

Is there a way to restore warnings in other applications that present similar "do not show this warning again" check boxes? Or doesn't Microsoft believe that you can check one of those boxes in error--or change your mind?
 

A:In IE5.5 SP2, how do I restore dialog box warning of entering/leaving secure site?

Hi Dan,

I take it you mean Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Warn about changing between secure & not secure mode

Good luck,
 

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Yesterday I had to reinstall my OS. I run Firefox 2.0.0.6 so I used MozBackup to backup all my bookmarks, extensions, settings etc etc. The backup was successful and before I reinstalled my OS, I test the backup with a restore of my profile and it seemed to work fine.
 

A:Cannot restore profile - file archive not a valid

Hmm; current version of FF is 39.x so your 2.0.0.6 profile is not likely to be compatible.

find the backup, and try to open with ... and select notepad. Object is to reacquire your bookmarks. The extensions would have to be reloaded regardless.
 

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Had Critical Process Died errors, just looped, tried repair, troubleshoting, recovery.. Orginally came with Windows 7 Home Premium, last year upgraded to Windows 10..where can I get a restore CD, do I need a restore cd for Windows 10 or one for Windows 7 Home Premium, in desperate need

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Ok, I found and deleted alot of temp files 2 days ago, windows\temp and appdata\local\temp.

I have made many restore points for 7 and have given the program ample room to do so. Now I only see 3 restore points (all MS) and none show when "show more restore points" is checked. Obviously, i would hope, the restore points are stored in temp dir and were deleted?? I have no suspect of any virus or anything weird, as of yet...

where are the restore points stored at? XP it was system_volume_info, hidden. I went thru this article explaining restore, and my situation did not apply to any of the supposed reasons. Never turned restore off, plenty of space, no disk cleanup, just my manually deleting the temp files i spoke of.
System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted

A:Win 7 recover (restore)

Hi,

You can see how many shadow copies you have by using an elevated command prompt like this

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadows |more

Then press Enter.

Device Manager lists shadow volumes (darker grey ) and allocated space (lighter grey)



Hope it helps

siw2

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Let me try to break down what happened during this week with as much detail as I can after something stupid I did:
 
I was looking up information for an MMO game that I played when I clicked on a website, my eyes barely noticing the "this sight might be hacked" notification below it. It looked legit and I got the info I needed; closed out and realized my entire internet was down. I couldn't test if it was just me who had this problem or if any other members of my family also had the problem. At any rate, I treated it like a virus; went into safe mode, used the programs that are constantly featured here on the forums that helped me before.
About an hour later, I finally removed that blasted thing. Things went smoothly, but then I noticed things like a yellow triangle with an exclamation point with my google chrome account. After that was when the problems started getting bad. I also had noticed my antivirus was not starting up; even on safe mode, the antivirus was like "dead." I couldn't do anything with the icon.
Google Chrome stopped downloading anything and everything after constant /longer usage; this was weird and every single time I reinstalled/uninstalled, the problem would not fix itself. I could download anything else on Firefox, IE, but not Chrome.
Eventually, I started trying to do System Restore and I kept getting errors, so whatever it was messed up my system restore or ability to do it. I restarted my computer, etc; then realized Windows 8 kept locking ... Read more

A:Okay. So... I am not sure if I'll be able to recover my system restore.

What programs have you used to scan for viruses or malware?

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Yesterday for some reason when I opened Windows Live Mail I found my two email accounts with just the default folders in each, Inbox, Drafts, Sent items, Junk e-mail & Deleted items. All of my folders and the email messages in them were gone. I tried several system restore points from earlier in the day but this did not solve my problem.

The path; Users, [my name], AppData, Local, Microsoft, Windows Live Mail. In the WLM folder are two folders with the name of my ISP followed by 18c and the other followed by bcf. I know that my missing folders are in these two ISP folders and I know my saved email are in these folders.

Since system restore didn't work I went to a back-up of my hard drive and restored (from 3 weeks ago) the ISP folders described in the above path. Opening WLM I was able to re-create all my folders and then drag and drop the emails into the proper folder from the storage folders. These emails were 3 weeks old.

I also tried in WLM to Import/WLM/Messages. This action only accomplished putting all of my folders (empty) under Storage Folders

How do I now use yesterday's system restore points to retrieve my email from the past 3 weeks? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Recover & Restore WLM messages

I do not think that system restore will effect your mail. It only makes changes to the OS. You may want to try back up and restore, that is for personal back up. If you chose to include your mail, it should be there.

Type Back up and Restore in search

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My Kaspersky kept locking up upon accessing the web/email and I figured I'd simply restore to a previous setpoint and then reinstall updates. Unfortunately I brainfarted and ran Restore instead of Recovery and the system went back to near beginning. I'm unable to open Kaspersky nor am I able to restore my old files via MS backup feature. It sees the files but skips putting them back to the C drive. I have two backups on an Iomega. The first was a full backup from last Dec using MS Backup. The second is a weekly backup using Iomega quikprotect. I am unable to open QP and get an error message that a DLL is unable to load.Here's the approach I'm thinking I need to take and I'm looking for assistance and/or other ideas:1) Use the MS backup and restore my outlook express files to an alternate location and manually xfer them to the proper location. 2) Find the email that contains my Kaspersky license code and reload Kaspersky. (I'm currently using my work laptop, so I'm not at risk so far). If I can't find the email, then I'll have to bite the bullet and purchase a new subscription 3) Run a full virus scan just in case and ensure I'm fully protected before doing anything else.4) Redownload quikprotect and see if I can then open it and restore my files. Plan B: restore select files from my dec backup to an alt location and move them back where they belong. (Plan B is not desireable because I have a ton of photos taken since then tha... Read more

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Hey everyone, just a quick question I've been wondering about. While a system restore has been suggested to me (and worked) for many problems, just as I have suggested it to other people, what does it actually do? I understand the basic concept of it, and even some of the details, but what I'd like to know is more of those details. (Ex. If I uninstalled Microsoft Word on my computer and then did a System Restore would it be recovered? If I deleted a school paper and then did a System Restore would it be recovered?)
 

A:What Does System Restore Recover?

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all,

I have accidentally deleted a folder that had 500 avi files in it...so about 400GB worth of data. These are large of course, so the recycle bin can't handle them. they are always deleted directly. Does anyone know if I'm out of hope as to getting them back?

My system restore on vista 64-bit did absolutely nothing. Unfortunately for me, I never have created a backup of my files through the backup wizard.

I am currently running Recuva File Recovery, but if that doesn't work, can anyone suggest some magic? thanks!

(something is strange here though, because after restoring the system to the point at which I should've had the videos on there, the 'bar' under the c drive shows correctly for memory usage, but the 'caption' does not. see attached image...)

A:system restore - recover avi's

First, System Restore does not affect data in any way. It does not recover deleted data or remove data added since the restore point - it leaves data completely alone so it will not work to resolve this type of problem.

Which version of Vista are you using - there may be another way depending on what version you have. Well, rather than wait, let me just explain and if the situation applies then great and if not, you'll have a new program you should install to essentially provide the same feature on your version.

If you have Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, or Vista Enterprise you may be in luck. They have what is known as Shadow Copies which are saves of deleted or modified files which can be retrieved in case the changes/deletions were done in error. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/shadow-copy.aspx with further information on how to use this feature at: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/howdoi/?p=145.

If you have Vista Basic or Vista Premium, Shadow Copies is not available; however, there's an alternative that's free and mirrors the functionality of Shadow Copies called Shadow Explorer. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/recover-files-with-shadow-copies-on-any-version-of-windows-vista/. Though it won't help you this time, it could very well save you in case this happens again.

Files aren't actually deleted until they are overwritten (though they're no longer available through conventional methods). If you decide to try these recovery ... Read more

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My Windows XP had a very strange glitch happen the other day where I went to click on an icon on my desktop to open a program and all of a sudden everything on my desktop disappeared accept my recycle bin, my documents folder and the my computer icon and also my wallpaper picture was gone. I clicked on my start button and went into the all programs area
to find that all the program folders were there but they were all mysteriously empty! So the next thing I do was I restarted the computer only to find that nothing had changed at all. So I quickly did a system restore back to the day before only to find that I was missing alot of word documents I had created over the last few weeks had not been restored and all of my Thunderbird emails were completely gone!! So before I paniced I ran a few File Recovery programs like: GetDataBack NTFS, O&O DiskRecovery, Active FileRecovery 7.1 & many more using the UBCD only to find that every one of these programs would not recover anything before the system restore! They all would find the same files that had already been restored with the system restore nothing before!!
What the heck happened to my files that I know I had before the restore???
Where are they on my hard drive and what program if any will find them for me??????????
I REALLY would like some help here if possible!

Thanks,

Robqx4

A:Recover files after system restore??

If I was you i would wipe your hard drive incase of any virus that may be there that a anti-virus program will not find. then to get your files back i would use Recover my Files program a trial is HERE

Good Luck

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My Windows XP had a very strange glitch happen the other day where I went to click on an icon on my desktop to open a program and all of a sudden everything on my desktop disappeared accept my recycle bin, my documents folder and the my computer icon and also my wallpaper picture was gone. I clicked on my start button and went into the all programs area
to find that all the program folders were there but they were all mysteriously empty! So the next thing I do was I restarted the computer only to find that nothing had changed at all. So I quickly did a system restore back to the day before only to find that I was missing alot of word documents I had created over the last few weeks had not been restored and all of my Thunderbird emails were completely gone!! So before I paniced I ran a few File Recovery programs like: GetDataBack NTFS, O&O DiskRecovery, Active FileRecovery 7.1 & many more using the UBCD only to find that every one of these programs would not recover anything before the system restore! They all would find the same files that had already been restored with the system restore nothing before!!
What the heck happened to my files that I know I had before the restore???
Where are they on my hard drive and what program if any will find them for me??????????
I REALLY would like some help here if possible!

Thanks,

Robqx4
 

A:Recover files after system restore???

And you have no backups of your important data either. From what you say was done by you is a pretty good amount of work and from this I would say it is about time to do a clean install and re-install all of the applications over again.

I have had this happen to a few of my friends and recovery in this instance is virtually impossible. The one thing I would try that you haven't said anything about is transferring the hard drive to another computer as a slave drive and manually go thru it using a file manger and see if you can retrieve any of your important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive.
 

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I have an ACER Aspire ZS600G that we were awarded by the court system.  I have (unsuccessfully) tried everything possible to restore it to factory defaults.  As all efforts failed, I used an install DVD which did not ask for a license key in an
attempt to merely get Windows 8.1 installed, then see if I could recover from the recovery partition.  The new installation automatically activated.  How can I determine the license key to see if it was licensed via the original license from the
recovery partition, or, if it licensed from the install DVD I used???
I need this information in order to determine if the installation/license is legitimate to continue using, or, if I need to come up with another solution to remain legal. 

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I don't know what to do now. I purchaced a buggy computer from the start paid over 1300 for a desktop, never had the chance to fix it on the go. Anyways I lost my windows partition during the proccess and now Hp recovery software had failed to do its job. I went to support to get Recvery media and To my Surprise Its Not available!!! What am I suppose to do now?

A:System Restore does not work and hp says there is no recover...

I can't find anything on your machine with the info you have provided. Could you be more specific?This should help> How To Find Model/Product Number

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Help please. I restored my computer to factory settings and am wondering if i can recover any of my lost programs such as my linksys wireless program. I did not ever backup

A:Can i recover after a restore to factory settings?

What is the make and model of your Linksys wireless adapter? On an internet computer you can download the drivers and software from Linksys
You will not be able to Recover any programs you had previously installed, but if the Restore didn't overwrite everything you may be able to find some personal files. (Documents, Pictures, Music etc) but there is no guarantee.
Try GetDataBack NTFS.

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I've searched, and I didnt find any other threads(I think I'm horrable at searching).
What I want to do is reformat, then reinstall. After after all updates are installed, I want to make a either restore or recover cd. that way all I have to do is reformat, put the cd in, and boom, I dont have to worry about DLing all those updates again.

thanks for any info
Shotgun
 

A:looking for software to make a restore/recover of xp

Hi Shotgun

Creating an image would be even faster.
www.acronis.com has software (Acronis True Image 9.0 Home) which will image or clone your hard drive to another hard drive.
You won't even have to reformat, just switch hard drives.

They also have a 30 day trial download.
 

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Hi there!
 
I have an HP NCC6400 laptop that is running WIndows XP professional.
 
I bought the laptop preloaded with XP pro and do NOT have any of the installation discs etc.
 
Due to registry problems (like an idiot, I tried a self-fix with registry entries and deleted/altered entries I shouldn't have) the keyboard and mousepad are unresponsive in Windows (both in "normal" mode and in safe mode). Windows XP boots up but the cursor just hangs in the middle of the screen. I performed the registry edits in an attempt to fix another problem (Windows wouldn't recognize the DVD-CD drive) and when I rebooted after making the changes, the keyboard-mousepad problem occurred.
 
I did backups of the registry prior to doing the registry changes.
I also created system restore points before making these changes.
 
A few months ago I did an entire system backup using the utility in XP. This created a bkf file on an external hard drive. I also backed up all of my documents RELATIVELY recently.
 
The recovery console of the laptop works (keyboard operates in recovery console) but I don't know how to run a system restore from the recovery console.
 
Again, I don't have the installation discs that came with the laptop.
 
How do I do either of the following:
* Restore Windows XP Pro to a restore point from the recovery console
OR
* Restore Windows XP from the .bkf file on the external hard drive.
 
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A:Need options to restore XP pro or recover data

Do you have access to another XP computer?
 
Edit: depending on if you do would make the decision on which way to proceed. The easy way or the more difficult way.

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Computer locked up and would not boot into windows. This resulted in me doing a system restore. I selected the option of restoring without doing a complete reformating. So now that they system is back opperational how do I recover lost programs and files..ie.. Itunes MP3 files and picture files?

A:How do I recover files after a system restore?

Try Recuva from http://www.piriform.com Decent file recovery tool !

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I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?

A:Recover W7 without system image/restore?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ticmain


I'll keep it short.
I have a hard disk with four partitions and Windows 7 installed on two of them.
My motherboard was damaged because of power fluctuations.
During the process of finding a new motherboard, I learned that both the Windows ran on some, while they showed the BSOD on others.
Finally, I got a new affordable and compatible motherboard, but both the Windows wouldn't start up and keep showing me the BSOD.
I borrowed a friend's hard disk, installed Windows 7 on it and accessed my hard drive.
I can see its contents and browse, copy, paste and delete data, but I can't recover my Windows, so it would work again.
So I emptied one of the non-Windows partitions on my hard disk and installed Windows 7 on it.
It's working fine, but I want to be able to recover both of my previous Windows.
Did I mention I don't have a system image of either Windows or system restore points on both of them?


Is it data or the whole win 7 install you want? You can use the easy transfer wizard to import data and MOST of your settings to the new install. You cant get the old install to work. It has different drivers, and many other things which is why it BSOD's.
We need a bit more info

Ken

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Hi to all,

When I format my hardrive and re-installed win7, I realized that I did not backup some of my very important files. I ran Recover My Files software and recovered some of my files but not all. Later, I realized that there also recovered many system restore files about 17gig under "System Volume Information".

I was wondering if there is any software that can get the files in these recovered system files. OR is there a way to restore these files using the same or different machine?

Thank you

Jeff

A:Is it possible to recover System Restore Files from another HD?

System restore generally only backups system files and registry values, unless you specifically tell it otherwise, it will not make backups of your private or my doc area files. Now that you've reformatted + written new data the odds of a complete recovery of just about anything is pretty limited. Unless you are now on a different hard drive than you were before. If that's the case all you really need to do is take ownership of the files on the old drive, you should then be able to pull them off.

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I think they were deleted after running a disk cleanup or something, anyway they are deleted and I can't get them back. Anyone know how?
 
Acer Aspire 5755G  Windows 7
 

A:How to recover lost system restore points

Sorry, but to the best of my knowledge, if they are gone, they are gone. However if your computer is running normally at the moment you can always create one :  'Start / Control panel / System / System protection (in the top left hand corner)' . Then choose 'Create restore point' from the dialogue box that appears.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I performed a system restore on my computer when windows wouldn't start because of a corrupt file. I have a 160GB hard drive and I had 6 GB left of hard drive space left before I did the system restore, and I have the same amount now. But when I look into My Documents, none of my files are there. I had thousands and thousands of pictures and mp3 files, where did they all go??
 

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Anyone know if it's possible to recover deleted System Restore Points?

Are these things just un-flagged like other deleted files or are they permanently lost?

If they are recoverable, what are they called?

Cheers
 

A:Recover deleted System Restore Points?

IF you did a system recovery with the recovery disk you have lost everything. If you have tried a system restore then if your recovery points are missing you are still up the creek. I have never heard of recovering system restore points that have either disappeared or were deleted.
 

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   Hey Im new to these forums
and I have a problem with my computer,
So I've had this virus in my computer,
and it was real hard getting rid of it
 
I was forced to do Factory Image Restore
 
Problem is I lost all my data, folders, music, games, pics, etc.
I was hoping if they were still there on my hard drive,
The question is if they are recoverable?
Please help me out anyone,
I would appreciate for a reply
 
I did this yesterday just so you know

A:Recover Files After "Factory Image Restore"

A factory install will erase all files on the hard drive, so essentially they are gone.
 
However, you may be able to recover some of them using a data recovery application like Recuva.

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After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you

A:How do I recover an Admin account after a System Restore?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chipscrisps


After turning on my computer today, a window opened and informed me that Windows could not start properly, that it was trying to 'fix damage' or 'repair' or something along those lines, and eventually another window popped up, suggesting a system restore. I went with it, and it took about five minutes to process, and then it loaded the main log in screen with the user icons and such. I logged in, to the admin account- which is mine, but the desktop never loaded. It was simply a blank white screen, with nothing but the cursor appearing. I was wondering if there was a way to somehow recover that admin account? I.E get rid of the white screen and have things normal again... The other accounts work just fine (I'm using one now.), it's just the admin one that will not load the desktop. Help?

- Thank you


System restore went back in time. You now haveall settings, exe,dll, registry from the date/time you rolled back to
all normal documents are still there
White screen, or blank screen? Text cursor on screen (where)? Is it blinking? Or do you mean a mouse pointer?

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Hello all! My first post and I really need help

I have an HP system that was attacked by a registry virus and have tried everything I can think of to get this fixed without losing the customer's data / programs. All of our windows installation CD's are scripted for hands off installation so I can't use those. I have run across a Dell OEM recovery CD and was wondering if I can Repair...Not reinstall... the operating system on the HP?

Thanks for any help!

A:Dell OEM Restore CD to Recover windows installation on HP?

I'm not sure what repairing the OS is going to do for you. The system will still be infected and it won't help you recover the files. I'd suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum and ask for help removing the infection.

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Did an upgrade to WIN 8.1 and everything kept freezing up. Took a brand new 1T portable drive and copied the entire (or what I thought was the entire) C drive.

Got into the boot screen and did a system restore. WIN 8 works fine, but my portable hard drive copy does not contain any of my documents, videos or pictures.

Tried Recuva and Puran on the original internal hard drive and still can't find any of the missing documents.

Is there hope?

TY in advance,
Jimmy

A:Can't recover any user docs or vids or music after restore

Can you find any files, regardless of type (e.g. dll, exe, ini, log, xml, etc.)?

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Hello there

I have a net book accer with Windows 7 starter which I bought in Italy while I was there.
Since I'm not a windows user, I instaled ubuntu on it but kept windows because this netbook isn't stay with me.

So once I came back I start the recovery proccess. But, surprisingly for me, the recovery didn't rewrote the MBR and now I'm unable to continue it.

Since it is a netbook, it doesn't had a opctical drive neither I had any instalation disk.
I've tried to recovery it with a pen drive with recover console for win xp, to no results.
fixmbr and fixboot didn't work. It say the proccess was successful but at the restart the grub recover continue to show.

So, I'm without option but to try and put a Lilo just to make it boot to windows, but I don't want such 'by-pass' solution.

Any clues?

A:can't recover the MBR after starting factory restore and erasing linux

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



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Looking for the files needed to make a bootable windows 7 USB/Disc.Original OS was Windows 7 Home Premium. Upgraded to 10 everything was fine.but due to some future troubleshooting I had to do a complete reinstall but I loaded Windows 10 Professional and since windows to doesnt recognize my product key for a clean install, I now have to go back to 7 then upgrade again.But I need the files to make a bootable windows 7 recovery disc.The microsoft website doesnt accept my key, because it was a "preloaded version of windows.The laptop works but since windows isnt activated There are features that cannot be used.

A:Need to recover windows 7, dont have original restore files

Hi, Please use the following instructions:     http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143 Regards.

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I have a custom build pc with windows 8.1 installed. I still have the disk. I get a blue screen every time I start it. I've been given two error codes: the more general 0xc000021a and a specific 0x4005 "boot critical file corrupt". I've spent the greater part of the entire day troubleshooting and I've gone nowhere. It wont boot in safemode and the closest thing I can get to is using the command prompt. In combination with google I tried everything that worked for other people with similar errors and nothing. After long hours of failure, I attempted to a system recovery. It will not let me roll back to any of the 5 recovery points because I need to enable some sort of system protection on C:\. I tried to enable this via command prompt and google help and nothing worked for me that worked for other people. It seems like everything that was on C:\ was pushed to D:\ for some reason (chkdk/f d: and dir d: verified that). I also don't have a system image to recover to. After I tried to do a full system recovery. It tells me to load up the corresponding media and I put in my windows 8.1 disk that specifically states it is for recovery etc. I'm then told the media isn't valid. So then I decide to just reinstall windows with the disk. Well I've lost my product code, so that is out of the question.

Shortened Version: I cant boot at all, even in safe mode, but I have a recovery point set for two days ago. As long as I can enable the system p... Read more

A:Solved: BSoD + Unable to restore/default/recover

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I'm new, so take it easy on me if I have posted in the wrong area.

I built my pc and installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
The CD says "Intended for distribution with a new PC". I don't know if it is the same as the retail version. It cost $99.00 with the purchase of the desktop pc components and comes in clear plastic DVD case with no documentation.

I transferred my data home movies, family pictures.... to the pc. But I outsmarted myself. I password protected my windows login. The next day, I couldn't remember the password. Eventually, I was locked out of the account.

I used a windows password reset software to gain access to the computer, but still did not have access to the original account.

I re-installed windows. Or maybe the software allowed me to create a new admin account. I don't remember. I have drives C (windows), E (external backup harddrive), F (ssd), G (cd/dvd drive).
I don't know where drive D: is mapped to and it is not visible. I tried using the forum information to "unhide" that drive - to no avail.

I know that my original account is still on the harddrive. On occasion, when my computer boots, it boots to the locked out account login screen. Also, occasionally, I will have access to programs installed on my original account but they are not visible on my harddrive.

I bet the data/programs are on a separate partition on the harddrive, but I have not been able to find the partitions.

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A:Restore/recover data from hidden, locked account

Hello Melancholy and welcome. mate one way to access all your data on the drive/s is to make a bootable Ubuntu DVD then set the BIOS to boot from the optical put the disk in the optical and go to Save Settings and Exit (in the BIOS)> hit Enter .

It will boot the Ubuntu OS - don't click install just the try Ubuntu. when it is fully loaded you will see this screen in my pic and the screen when you open up the drive/s.

You can then copy whatever you want - docs , pics programs to a stick or disk - stick is better. I have in the past run a apps off of sticks but finding the password is nigh impossible. Once you have all the data you want then you could reinstall the OS if you intend doing that post back .

You will need to get someone to make you a Ubuntu disk but any problems post back again.

the site is Desktop contribute page | Ubuntu > save it to Downloads and then open it from there it should give you a set up guide GUI.

John

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I get this error on start up. This happened after my laptop froze and I turned it off with the power button.
STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I've search and basically have only found two options: system restore of start up repair.

Start up repair didn't work so I guess system restore is the only option. I have data that I don't want to loose, though. Can I back up the data onto and external hard drive even thought I can't boot the system up?

It's a Gateway T1628. Not even two months old. The Gateway people haven't help me at all.

Thanks

 

A:{Registry File Failure} Recover files for Restore

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Laptop Information- HP 2000 Notebook PC
Well, yesterday night, everything was going good until I tried to download League Of Legends on my laptop. I was multi-tasking on facebook, youtube, and a whole other stuff while my laptop was downloading League Of Legends, and then the whole laptop frooze and then I panicked and pressed the power button a couple times. When the laptop booted back up, it was all black and nothing happend. I was searching online and pressed the F11 button to try and restore the laptop and it did work and I also got into windows 8. It was lagging and very slow when I booted into windows 8, and so I just decided to shutdown the laptop and try to refresh and reset the laptop from boot. However the automatic recovery didn't work and couldn't repair the laptop. When I was refreshing and reseting the laptop, it wouldn't finish all the way, because it would stop at like 60% and then just stop and freeze. Now, I think I messed up a bit and now I can't boot into Windows 8 or even RESET,RESTORE,or REFRESH. Also I just dod a diagnostic check on UEFI, and my Hard Disk Short DST has failed, so I think that I need to replace my hard disk. RIGHT NOW, MY LAPTOP BOOTS THIS SCREEN DOWN HERE
RECOVERY
Your PC needs to be repaired

The operating system couldn't be loaded because the system registry file is missing or contains errors.

File: \Windows\system32\config\system
Error code: 0xc000000f
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don'... Read more

A:Windows 8 is stuck on boot! Can't recover,restore or reset

In this case, Windows is 100% correct in it's statement. 0xc000000f represents file corruption of a system file and in this case, the SYSTEM registry hive. If your laptop is under warranty, I suggest having them repair it if the diagnostics are coming back with failures. It really just sounds like your hard drive's health has degraded too far and needs replacement.

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I put a folder of many sub-folders, excel worksheets and other items into the recycle bin. When I went back to it, it was gone from the recycle bin! I did a Search and the folder didn't show anywhere. I did a System Restore to this AM. When I went to the folder, 90% of the sub-folders, were blank. The others has miscellaneaous files and folders that were not the same as before this problem occurred. I did another Sysyem Restore to yesterday and that produced the same results. I did a third System Restore to the day before and that didn't help. HELP! Please help. Thanks.
 

A:Recover a lost folder-System Restore not working

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Hello awesome people. Been lurking for a while but this is my first post; apologies if I should have started somewhere else first.My HP laptop running Vista somehow picked up Antimalware Doc. I had high hopes for correcting it after reading some threads on here, but figured I would first try to do a System Restore back to a point before I picked it up.Short story is the Restore failed ... and now I can't get Windows to load even in safe mode.Here's what I was able to copy manually from the error screen:(After reboot following System Restore attempt:)Microsoft Windows: Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically(Send information about this problem) Clicking on 'More details' shows:Problem signature: problem event name: StartupRepairV2; signature 01: AutoFailover; signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000; signature 03: 0; signature 04: 65537; signature 05: unknown; signature 06: MissingOsLoader; signature 07: 0; signature 08: 3; signature 09: FixBootConfig; signature 10: 2; OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1; Locale ID: 1033Diagnostic log (before reboot) showed all tests successful except Failed to find OS Loader.Clicking through results in a reboot, and another OS load fail. Repeat.Sigh. Any ideas on next steps? Thanks very much.

A:Wrestling with Antimalware Doc; can't recover from System Restore attempt

Hello tunedogWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Please follow the steps outlined in this thread.http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...a3-88f74550da69Let me know if that gets you back in business.

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Quite simply, I went into Device Manager (in my administrator account) and uninstalled my Novatel Ovation U727 USB modem and its device drivers because I was having problems with the modem deactivating itself from the USB port whenever I was online.

I then rebooted and plugged the modem back in, thinking Vista would detect the modem and reinstall the device drivers for it. However, it seems that uninstalling the device drivers actually completely purges them from the system. I tried using the Slingshot driver CD that came with the modem and my Windows DVD to find the missing device drivers.

I then went into Device Manager and searched online for drivers. I was able to retrieve device drivers for two of the four data interfaces that the modem apparently needs drivers for. I was able to get drivers installed for the modem and status port (com 4) components, but apparently there are two others that need device drivers.

I've already looked on Slingshot's website, but they don't have any drivers available.

Windows came with these drivers by default, so there must be a way to retrieve them without completely reinstalling Windows. Would using System Restore get back the uninstalled drivers?

I'm attaching a screencap of my Device Manager to show what I'm talking about.

A:Will System Restore recover deleted device driver?

Best I can say is it should, as long as you use a restore point that is before you deleted things. It has worked for me in the past in restoring drivers after a bad update install.

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[not sure if this is teh right section of forum for this post, hope so]
hi, my friend with windows 8.1 64bit has done a system restore with 2 external usb2 harddisks attached. all programs have been deleted and one of the external hdd's has 'crashed' - the other is fine. the crashed one has its driveletter turned into a small partition names 'restore' and the most part of the hdd as a no-driveletter raw partition. the second ext hdd was okay and retained readable data and driveletter.

I have already tried restoring the crashed hdd with third party recovery software, but only a collection of flac audio's are readble after restoring tot the (spacey) internal c harddrive. the majority of mkv's avi's and dvd videos on the hdd are unreadble.

My question is, as the original driveletter of the crashed external usb hdd is now one named 'recovery' , can this hdd (where i manually assigned a new driveletter to the data part of this crashed hdd, which is not readble, save by recovery sw)
be more effectively restored somehow by windows recovery system itself?
If so, how do i go about that task?
(Windows 8.1 itself from inetrnal c drive runs okay, although i had to reinstall all the user installed software)
I am an advanced windows 7 user but have not had much expierience with win8(.1) recovery useage.

help would be nice.

regards, RR

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i had a malware attack -not sure i successfully removed it- and all files are corrupted, the trouble is that i didn't find any restore point saved, so is there any way to restore them.

A:How to recover my files after malware attack, without restore point

System Restore probably wouldn't be able to restore corrupted files themselves, may have to do a Factory Restore but check with Dell Support or any documentation you received about how to do that. If you made the Factory Restore set of discs when prompted during setup you can use them to put the computer back to its original/as-shipped condition. If the discs were not made you may be able to get them from Dell.
Support | Dell US

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Hi all,

I got myself into a bit of a muck here. While trying to create a bootable USB, I accidentally selected the wrong USB disk (my back up USB disk that contained the manual I was using), & ended up clearing it out. The exact commands I ran are as below:-

Diskpart

Select disk 1 (my bad here, selected the wrong 1)

Clean

Create partition primary

Select partition 1

Active

Format quick fs=ntfs

Assign

Exit

Upon realizing my blunder I've not written any files on the affected disk. Its a WD 1TB, & I've been using it as is for files since day one, I definitely don't recall reformating or partitioning it. All data was contained in the single large partition that the drive came as. Where I am right now, bandwidth is quite limited & unstable, & I'm having a hard time downloading the recovery programs. Any advice on specific programs or utilities that would work best for my scenario? At the moment I'd like to recover the partition, but would be glad id I get back most of my files, that itself would be great!

Thanks in advance for any help.

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