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Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Q: Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

Preferred Solution: Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

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

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

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

A: Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I recently dropped my laptop whilst in Italy and had a new hdd fitted at the local computer shop. They installed windows 7 home premium (using the activation code on back of laptop) but in Italian only. I asked them to change language to english but it was not possible. I have tried to download windows 7 from microsoft website but get the message 'The product key you entered appears to be for software pre installed by the manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery optons.'

I dont have a recovery disk so I contacted microsoft who told me to buy a new copy of windows 7. Asus havent got back to me. Is there any way of either changing the language to english or reinstalling windows 7 in english with no disk?

A:Help cant install windows 7 oem no recovery disk wrong language now.

You will need to reinstall with english installation media.

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

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I just purchased a new Z50-70 (run-out stock) with Windows 8.1, and am trying to understand Onekey Recovery, disk partitions etc. I read a lot of the blogs on this, but still not clear. In this Lenovo support documenthttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht077144it says"NOTE: The far left small Recovery Partition, EFI System Partition and Windows 8 operating system partition, is required by Windows 8. The larger Recovery Partition is the Lenovo created partition." When I look at my hard drive, it appears different to above document. These are the partitions I see from left to rightRecovery Partition - 1000MBEFI System Partition - 260MBOEM Partition - 1000MBWindows8_OS (C - 890.46GBLenovo D - 25GB Recovery Partition - 13.72 GB For recovery purposes, which partitions are used by Windows, and which by OneKey?I don't want to add or change partition sizes. I want to use Windows System Image backup on a regular basis.Windows System Image backup selection gives pre-ticked boxes to backup the EFI partition, the Windows8 C partition, and the WINRE_DRV (System) partition (1000MB) with a tick-box option to also include the D drive.Other than the C drive, does OneKey recover all the other partitions including the D drive, or do I need to include these all in my Windows System Image backup?The most important question I have, is what happens if my internal hard drive fails after several years (like it did on my previous DELL laptop). I will hopefully have ... Read more

A:Disk Partitioning on Lenovo Z50-70 with Windows 8.1 and OneKey Recovery

First about the partiitons. Refer to this link. It described each particular partiition. From the link you gave the 13 GB space is the OKR recovery partition. To your Hdd the 13.72 GB labelled as Recovery Partition is the OKR Recovery partition. To be strict about these two partitions they are really user OKR backup storage partition. There are other partitions needed by OKR through the NOVO button. You should be able to see them using a third party partiition program like EaseUs Partition Manager. Second. As to your important question: "The most important question I have, is what happens if my internal hard drive fails after several years (like it did on my previous DELL laptop). I will hopefully have a good Windows System Image Backup, but with no recovery disks, if I wanted to purchase a new internal replacement hard drive, how can I get a copy of the essential OneKey partitions, to get to a state to recover my Windows System Image backup." Comment: If you made a system image or backup using Windows you will only get Windows when you restore. As to the OKR (Onekey Recovery) partitions you will not be able to restore them. If you made the backup using OKR then you will be able to restore them from the date you made the backup. This means updated OS plus programs you installed. This will only happen if the OKR partitions remain in place. So if you use a new hdd which does not  have the OKR partitions you will not be able to restore your OKR backup.

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hi. i have 2 computers both gateways.one is a e-4200 xp home edition and the other is a 819 gm xp media center. i took the recovery disk from the media center and put it on my e-4200 computer thinking it would speed it up. well i was wrong. and now i want to take it off and i don't no how .i have been working on it for 2 days and i am still at the same spot where i was when i started. does any one no what i can do to resolve this probleam. i do not have the recovery disk for the e-4200 computer to restore it back .

A:Solved: wrong recovery disk

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So I did a silly thing,

I have a Hp Media Center Desktop computer with XP. My mom brought over new new laptop a ASUS Eee PC that she just got. I was hooking up the wireless router and grabbled the wrong disk to put in and put in her recovery disk by accident. I tried to push ESC but it would not let me so I shut it down.

Now when I start it up or attempt to .. it goes directly to a blank screen with 'Error 2' in the top corner. The only thing I can do from there is hit CTRL ALT DEL to get to the HP intro screen for a few seconds long enough to get into set up. it also gives me the option of pressing F10 to do a restore but it does nothing when I press it and then the screen just goes away back to Error 2.

I did a SMART hard drive test and it came up with no errors.

I have tons of files on that comp that I would not like to lose (the reason I was setting up the other comp to transfer and burn uh!



A:Error 2 - Wrong Recovery Disk - Help

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I have a HP Pavilion Media Center m8000 PC and it is suppose to have windows vista ultimate but it has home premium. it is saying that windows isn't genuine, because another computer has its product key, and i cannot locate the right recovery disks. can i some how get ultimate on my computer, or should i buy a new copy of windows?

A:used wrong vista recovery disk

According to HP, your Pavilion came with Vista Home Premium. You should be able to get a hold of HP to order replacement Disk's for your computer.


To order your disks:


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I want to know how to approach dell to get a copy of windows 8 operating system iso so that I can reinstall the windows on my laptop.
I have following questions regarding same:
1. What is the procedure of obtaining the Windows 8 operating system iso from DELL?
2. If dell can provide the requested, what are the charges for the same?
3. Can the OEM version of the windows 8 be installed to another computer? What I meant is that how many licenses does I get with OEM version or how many times I can reinstall the operating system during the life cycle of the product(Windows 8) using the same key?
4. If the license key is embedded in the hardware then can I use any windows 8 installer iso to reinstall the OS?

A:How to get the WIndows 8 installation disk/recovery disk from dell?

Hi Nitin,
The Windows product key is pre-installed in Dell systems. However may I know the reason why you are looking out for a disc?
If the computer is not booting up and if you want to request for a disc then you may use the below link:
http://dell.to/19q87KN  (For U.S only)
If the system is working normally, you may create a system restore disc by following the below steps in Windows 8:
(1) Move to mouse pointer to the top right corner and click on the search button.
(2) Select applications, type Dell backup and recovery and select search.
(3) On the left side you may click on the application.
(4) Once the application opens select recovery disc and create rescue disc.
OEM discs (Win8) can be installed on any Dell computers (if Windows 8 is pre-installed in that computer from factory).
It is suggested to use OEM image for re-installation purpose.

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hello, i bought a Lenovo today for professional using. The system which based installed is Windows 10 Family. I want to install Windows 10 Pro. But at the step to select the hard drive where I want to install system, i have a message about it can not find driver for disk... The disk is not recognize trought diskpart and i tested also under ubuntu 16.04 : gparted did not saw the local drive. But when i launch the OS pre installed, the system is functionning perfectly. Is anyone could help me to install Windows correctly ? Thank you

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis

also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1

How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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My grandson has an Acer Aspire 5735z Vista Basic which had a corrupted hard drive. He tried to do a clean install using the recovery cd's he'd created. One of these cd's must have been damaged as it wouldn't load in. So he found my recovery disks for my packard bell desktop which had windows home premium and installed these onto the acer
Now there's no wifi or anything on his laptop. Please, please is there anything that can be done to put it back to what it should be.

A:acer aspire 5735z used wrong recovery disk

you can try and make a new set http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
or contact acer and buy a set..

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I would like to reformat my hard drive to the original factory settings, but I have had a terrible time of it. My system recovery disk tells me that I am using it in the wrong machine.

My AVG virus protection can no longer check the whole system because it gets to what i think may be 3/4 of the check and then the machine crashes.

It crashes using most programs, I can't figure out how to fix it. None of the registry fixers have worked either. Do I have to buy a new computer?

A:My system recovery disk tells me that I am using it in the wrong machine.

Welcome to Techspot

You are sure your recovery disk is the one that came with the machine? And that you have NOT upgraded your machine in motherboard or CPU or any factory parts? Those disks only work with ALL ORIGINAL equipment. With very few exceptions.

If you have your Windows Product key, you can load Windows with a standard disk if you can get your hands on one. But this get's tricky with OEM keys.

So if your recovery disk just won't work. And you can't reload with a standard disk. You can always by a retail OS, I guess XP? And install that. But you won't have any original software like Microsoft Money or Works if it was preloaded.

Anyhow, you have some options. But we need more info on the machine. Can you post what it is? Model? And any specs you can (cpu speed/RAM/hard drive/video/operating system etc...).
This will aid in figuring out whether it's best to upgrade or replace or find a way to fix.


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Hi all, I was not able to install windows XP Pro as an upgrade so I have decided to format my system. I have a dell Inspiron 9300 and the thing is that I have a partition on my hard drive that is used to reformat. Should I use that and then install XP Pro as an upgrade, or format the entire disk and install Pro from scratch?

A:Recovery disk vs Installing Windows XP Pro from disk.

If I were you I would just install XP Pro from the CD. If you go this route, though, make sure that:

1. You have a GENUINE WINDOWS CD from a past version of Windows. Since you have only an upgrade CD you will need an old version of Windows to prove that you qualify for an upgrade. If you don't have an old Windows CD, use the partition first and then upgrade.

2. Make sure you can download the drivers. If you can't download or find all of the necessary drivers then use the partition first and then upgrade.

If you can say that both of the above apply to you just go ahead and clean install XP Pro and then load the drivers on after install. You'll also need your XP Pro Upgrade product key so you can activate Windows.


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Hello folks, I have a P50 working with me for more than 3 years. I am very satisfied with it. Recently, I want to recovery the operation system by the 'Lenovo USB Recovery Creator', but I failed in the step 'select USB' while the previous steps were all normal. The dialog form is showed below. What causes the problem? I don't understand. The USB disk is emailed to me by LENOVO but it didn't work so I want to make a recovery USB drive myself. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.  And the USB disk is 16G and I format it to NTFS and FAT32, but neither could work.

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Dell Inspiron n5110 wouldn't let me do a factory reset. So I reinstalled Windows with no issues, put in the driver disk, seemed ok, but I have no internet I have yellow marks on my controllers in device manager under other devices. Not sure if the drivers were installed or not

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?

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I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

A:Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Help please.....

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I have a system with multiple physical drives.  The system disk shows activity in the graphs to the right side of the disk tab.  However, in the disk activity panel, where it shows which files are being read/written, it gives the wrong path,
to a non-existent location on the other physical disk.
For example, instead of the expected C:\Users\username\ntuser.dat  it lists the file location as D:\1\Users\username\ntuser.dat.
Every file listed in the panel looks like this.
The graph for disk D shows no activity.
Is this something I need to be concerned about.  The system seems to be performing normally.

A:Resource Monitor shows disk activity on wrong disk

What is the exact number of your multiple physical drives?
When you open  files in D, E, F or some other drives, what are the results in resource monitor?
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Hello sevenforums.
I have a problem that i hope somebody here can help me fix.
one of my old disks that i want to remove is marked as the system disk even though my OS is not installed there and i need to mark my other disk as system disk.
i want to remove the old disk to make way for newer disks, but simply removing the disk causes boot errors, can anybody tell me how to mark my other disk as the system disk?

A:The wrong disk is marked as a system disk, causing complication.

Do you have a Windows Recovery CD or USB ready ?
If yes then just remove the 'old disk.

In BIOS set disk you want to be the 'new' system disk as first disk (if more than one disk)
Boot recovery media. Run 'Automatic Repair'.
If repair reports errors that cannot be fixed, go to command promt and type:
bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

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can someone provide the ISO file of the recovery media as we cant order it online or how to restore the partitions ?

A:Lenovo Y700 ideapad Recovery disk

Can we take a one key backup from another lenovo ideapad 700 and use as fresh install here ?

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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop and I want to create a recovery disk.  I made one when I first got the computer but the disks are scratched and I fear they won't work.  I went to the Lenovo forum and I can't find instructions.  They have a one-key recovery system but I want the disk.  Besides being infected (and still waiting for help) I am having problems with my Windows Notepad and want a disk.
Anybody know?

A:How to Make a Recovery Disk Lenovo Laptop

From what I read One Key recovery will create those disks.I see the following note:Note:If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDsIf you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDsFrom: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-to-create-quot-Factory-Default-Recovery-Disc-quot-with/ta-p/274167

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Do not know what happened to my Grandson?s Y510p IdeaPad (model 2017), but the 1TB hard drive is not recognized & I cannot recover any info. Installed a new Western Digital 1TB hard drive & tried using the Windows 8.1 recovery disks from Lenovo. The first recovery disk runs for about 5 minutes & stalls; even leaving it overnight the progress indicator does not move. There were no error messages nor instructions to insert the next recovery disk, but I tried inserting the next disk & nothing happened. Thinking the drive might be bad, bought a 1TB Seagate hard drive, but same results. Lenovo tech support did verify I had correct 4 recovery disks, they were numbered right, the Bios settings agreed with what was on their script, & also said there should only be one partition on the hard drive. Attempts to delete &/or merge the partitions failed. None of Lenovo tech support, WD tech support, nor Seagate tech support have been helpful. Using Gparted on the new hdd, it shows /dev/sda 22.37 GB & /dev/sdb 931.51 GB. Bios setup shows SATA HDD LITEONIT LSS-24L6G & SATA HDD ST1000LM048-2E7172. I am confused about the reason for the 2 partitions on the hard drive & also wondering if there could be some sort of hardware issue causing a problem. I know enough about computers to be dangerous, but also am very open to any suggestions. Thanks for any assistance.

A:Lenovo Recovery disk stalls after 5 minutes

I would suspect a memory problem.  Can you get a diognistics USB drive on another computer? Look here:

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.  So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system.  Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1.  When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted  the restore to restore point!

A:System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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Hi everyone,
I am new here and looking for a fix for my problem. I recently bought a New Lenovo Thinkpad T430s for my wife. It has a 3rd gen i5 intel and 500GB hard drive. After setting it up all went well and on the second day upon start up it showed a message of low disk space on Q drive. That recovery area began with approx 16GB of space but for some reason its showing 1.6GB remaining. I made NO changes and need to know how to expand Q drive so that the warning goes away, and some how check if other things are being directed to that space. If you need more info please ask. Thanks for your help

A:Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space

Topjack welcome to SevenForums

Right-click on Computer on the Desktop or click on then right click on Computer inside the Start Menu and select Properties. Then click on System Protection on the left upper hand side . Everything but the C partition should be off.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Does it say Q drive as being On ? If it is click on Drive Q and click on Configure . On the System Protection for Q click on Turn off system protection then click on Apply and Ok buttons

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Hi,I have a Lenovo T420.Hard disk includes 3 partitions- c: regular, d: system_drv (hidden), f:lenovo_recovery (hidden).System_drv partition i believe includes the installation file of Win 7.I'd like to replace the old hard disk with a new one, so i believe i need to copy partitions d: and f: to the new hard disk, so it will conatin both Win 7 installation files and lenovo recovery. I'd be glad for any help how can i solve it. Thanks,

A:Copying Lenovo recovery and Win 7 installation files to new hard disk

SYSTEM_DRV does not contain the Windows 7 install files. It contains the bootloader, which can boot into the Rescue and Recovery environment on Lenovo_Recovery.If you want to use a new blank hard drive, I recommend creating a set of recovery disks from your current hard drive, then restoring to the new drive.

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It is not this computer but it is a Lenovo Desktop 3000 K series 100
has windows vista home premium on it.

My friend tried to move everything from c drive to d drive and it is all messed up.
I haven't seen on like this the C drive is like 30 gigs and the D drive is 250 gigs
They were running out of room on the C drive so he was going to move all kinds of stuff to the D drive
He deleted alot of stuff to try to make room (what all I don't no) He tried to move the whole Documents and settings folder and my documents folder to the Drive,(I don't think you can do that you can move what is in them but not the whole folder is that right?) so anyway now he is missing documents and settings and all kinds of stuff on the D drive that shouldn't be there and stuff on the C drive is missing, so anyway I told him the easiest way to solve the problem would be to just do a clean install and start over. They said they can get along without saving anything and there is a recovery disk and a driver disk. My question is with this Lenovo do you just put the recovery disk in and do it the sam as like a Dell computer run th OS and then run the driver disk I can't find anything on how to run the recovery disk for Lenovo Desktop I go to there site and I found a users guide but when you click on it, it just gives you one in German, Can anyone tell me where I can get the info on doing a clean install with this computer. Thanks

A:Solved: Have Recovery disk for Lenovo desktop how to do clean install

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Have a neighbor who has an HP Pavilion dv4 running Win 7. The warranty is only 1 yr. and, of course, the HDD went belly up at <2 years. HP sent him recovery disks for both Win 7 (64-bit) and the recovery driver disk. The Windows recovery disks appear to work fine; took over 1.5 hours to put the system back, but when he puts the driver disk in (and I tried this, too), the head sounds like it's repeatedly searching for something, can't find it, so after 2-3 minutes, just stops. I then told it to "skip" the driver disk and restart. It restarted Windows, went thru a series of things that looked like the installation was progressing OK, but at the end, got a window saying it failed.

Anybody have any idea why the recovery isn't working?

A:Solved: Recovery driver disk does not work

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Asus G1Sn Duo Core 1.83 Vista Home Premium. 4GB Ram

New HD install- recovery OS cd's ran fine, driver CD drivers will not load - not digitaly signed
reboot >f8 disable signature authoriztion. Ran recovery CD same error.
Device Mgr conflict on Sound & Video game
Wireless same.
Went to Asus website downloaded drivers - same denia

A:Driver Digital Signature not on recovery disk

User account control may be blocking you.
Might try turning it off.
Hopefilly then it will just prompt you that it is
not signed and allow you to continue.

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ive been infected with the Windows Disk malware. I have followed the instructions for removing it using rkill and mbam. The procedure ran perfectly and at the end of the mbam scan a list of malware files were added to mbam and then removed to quarantine by me. They are in mbam quarantine right now.

However when i logged back on I noticed the 'windows disk' icon was still on my desktop. Then when my log-on is complete the 'windows disk' analyser (the procedure that ends up in you being asked to buy something) fires up and does its analysis. However when I close the 'windows disk' analyser by clicking on the cross in the top right hand of the screen it close ok AND i do NOT get the usual 'windows disk' pop up warnings all over the place about memory, ram hard disk errors etc In fact the only problem im seeing right now is the 'windows disk' icon and the analyser which auto runs until I close it. Then it stops running ok and I can use my pc without any 'windows disk' pop ups appearing.

So my question is how do I remove the windows disk icon and its associated analyser program from my computer. I tried to do an uninstall on windows disk and it would not let me giving me I had a no hard disk error. But everything else works just fine and uninterrupted since running the rkill/mbam procedure.


A:windows disk - complete removal

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!

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Hello everbody, a reluctant famliy computer fixer here,
so here's the story-
we have a Gateway GM 5474 desktop computer that had the hard drive fail,
here are the computer specs that I started out with:

ProcessorAMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+, 64-bit dual core processor

Operates at 3.0 GHz
2 x 1024 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
MemoryInstalled: 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs)

Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive

Optical Drive: DVD ±RW, 16X super multi-format dual layer drive

Write max: 16X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

DirectX® 10 and Blu-ray™ / HD DVD™ capable
One DVI-I port with HDCP
One HDMI port
One S-Video port (includes DVI-VGA Dongle)
AudioIntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition AudioNetwork SupportIntegrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet

Modem56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem

Power Supply400 watt

VideoNVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM

I took that hard drive out and replaced it with a

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

1TB maximum storage capacity
Serial ATA interface
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
72... Read more

A:Solved: hard disk replcemnt reloading vista mc from recovery disk

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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

A:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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I have started using my nice new Satellite T110-12. How can I create a recovery disk?

Why there is a frequent message about vibration has been detected, hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position? Is there something wrong? Should I return it before the week is up?

Please answer, many many thanks!

A:Satellite T110-121 - Question about recovery disk and hard disk

Hi LindaMon,

> How can I create a recovery disk?
What about reading your user manual?
You need an 8GB USB stick for creating a recovery medium and preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

> hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position?
Yes, that?s normal and everything is ok with your notebook. Your HDD will be protected by HDD/SSD Alert utility that is a nice feature from Toshiba to avoid head crashes and can enhance the life of internal HDD.
But yoou can disable these notifications if you want. ;)

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I have a Qosmio G40-108 and it works fine although the disk drive is not reading disks any longer, possibly because of a motherboard failure as I replace the drive with a brans new one and it is still not working, but my problem is this..... I have the Product Recovery Disk , I tried to copy it on a USB and reinstall the OS from the USB and the software start loading a page with the Toshiba logo asking to insert the Recovery Disk in the drive F: that I can`t no longer use as it is broken. How can I prevent the disk from asking to insert the disk in the drive F:? Are there any lines on the recovery disk so that the laptop can install from the USB without using the disk?

I managed to install a generic Windows Vista 32 bit downloaded from a website and my serial key is working with it but I really would like to reinstall the original software
P.S. Product Recovery is for Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and just in case there is also a serial number on the disk GMR400766ENG

A:Qosmio G40-108 - prevent product recovery disk do ask to insert disk

I don't have experience with this but I found interesting article about creating recovery USB - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Maybe you will be able to create recovery USB stick. Check it out.

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When running Checkdisk on my C: drive I get the error message above.
I run checkdisk by going through C: Drive properties in My Computer > Tools > Error-Checking > Check Now. And I select "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".
The progress bar gets right to the end but then the error message appears.

Does anyone know how I can sort this problem out, or even just tell me what the problem is?

A:Windows was unable to complete disk check

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I was hit by "Ransomewear". I refused to pay and they wiped 2 of my computers (one I have gotten up and running, the other I am locked out of as my password no longer works and I was not smart enough to make a password disk when I first bought the 2nd computer). My son looked at them, says the virus is still on the one he can get in to, and the only way to get it off is by formatting the disk and reloading my Windows 7.  He hopes that having the original disk will allow us access to the other computer. I have all of the required serial numbers and Windows 7 product keys., but since I bought both of these from HP, Microsoft says I need to go to HP to get the disk(s).  I have tried everything I can to get through to HP, but just can't get anywhere.  Can anyone out there help me get a new set of Windoes 7 disks so I can get things "back to normal" (not that I ever will as I lost all of my data and programs and what I have backed up on a portable hard-drive I would be reluctant to load on the "clean" computer as it could contain the virus). Any help anyone can offer is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you, Jeff

A:I need a complete windows 7 disk to reinstall on my HP Pavil...

Hi, Jeff: That site only works for retail product keys.  The key on your PC is for an OEM system (installed by HP). I don't see that HP sells recovery disks for your PC. This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download. https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe You can use either the: Win 7 Home Premium SP1 or the (Retail version, but the OEM key on your PC's case will work with it) Win 7 Home Premium SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder) N is for European countries. K is for South Korean markets. You can use this tool to transfer the ISO file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or DVD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool Otherwise, you can purchase a recovery disk set for your PC from this non-HP vendor at the link below... http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-16881-recovery-kit-533088-zh6-for-hp-model-number-p6210t.aspx

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I am using windows xp sp3, and when i try to defrag or check disks for error, I get this error: "Windows was unable to complete the disk check" . So, I ran cmd>chkdsk /r, and on reboot i got this error "unable to run because disk is raw".

If I go under Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management, the status says healthy.

is my only option at this point to go ahead and clean install xp, and do you think that my hd maybe nearing the end?


A:windows unable to complete disk check

Go to manufacturer of hdd's website, download and run the diagnostic
tool for the drive/s. This will confirm or deny a hdd problem, then go from

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Hello,Here is the problem i recently bought an L460 with an hdd 500go but i decided to go for an ssd sandisk plus 120Go, i've installed windows 10 pro N and all the drivers needed with the Lenovo Service Bridge, but somehow ma computer crash after some time using it a have a blue screen and it reboot and don't recognize the ssd, i've looked at the performance and there are spikes of disk usage at 100% before computer freeze , i've tried many things it seems that the sata driver is having trouble, can someone help me ? Germain

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Hey. I wanted to do a software RAID1 to my current Windows 7 system disk. I saw a few tutorials and guides were this had been done.

I converted my present system disk (2 data partitions + system recovery partition + small boot partition?) into a dynamic disk. I was not able to mirror the disk because of the new Advanced Format sector sizes being different between the disks (old one 512 per sector, new one 4096 per sector). Anyhow.

I rebooted, and got the error "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
When I boot the Windows 7 DVD and select repair, it can not repair the boot automatically.
It can not see the disk either.

When I boot into Hiren's limited XP, the Disk Management does only see a Dynamic disk - foreign. I don't know if that's my other disk or my system disk. It sees 1 dynamic disk, the USB stick where Hiren is running from and my CD drive. Screenshot at the bottom.
The Device Manager correctly identifies both disks.

At this moment, I have 2 HDD's connected. Both are 1Tb. One is the Samsung disk, with my Windows install (normally C:\) and a data partition (normally D:\). The other is a data disk (normally F:\)

When I boot into Linux, it does see my files and partitions. But it gives off many errors.

I suppose it's an error with the boot loader or boot partition? How can I fix this?
With the mismatch between sector size, I think I'll have to clone it onto a more recent disk, but it has to work, either as a dynamic or ba... Read more

A:Unbootable after changing to dynamic disk. Win recovery can't see disk

We only see problems with RAID and Dynamic disks here. Dynamic is intended to span a partition across multiple HD's. RAID isn't even redundant since many lose everything if one disk fails. So I would not do it.

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Hi, I have a toshiba satellite C650 that has recently come up with a disk read error. I want to access the command prompt to try some potential solutions that I have read about on the internet. I have made a Windows 7 recovery disk using my other acer laptop which also has Windows 7 installed. When I use the recovery disk and it has loaded the files etc it just brings up a black screen and the cursor. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? I tried booting my acer laptop from the recovery disk and it worked fine. Also does anyone have any suggestions as to why I am getting the 'disk read error - hit ctrl, alt and delete to restart' message? Any help would be much appretiated, thanks.

A:Disk read error and recovery disk not working?

Hi -- First go in and fill out your system specs completely. == Are both of the PC's using the same Win 7, Home Premium or whatever the case may be? Are they both OEM or Retail?

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I have lost my recovery disks and now the hard disk of my laptop also has some problem and unable load win XP.The laptop bought in 2008 how can I get my recovery disc and pre intalled disc partition for Win XP. Sivakumar.

A:Hard disk damage and recovery disk lost

Sorry that i have to said but XP is by far no longer supported.  This meens that you can't find anything for XP and special Recovery or ready disk for XP! only 3rd party websites that are not recommened to use. Or Buy Windows Licence / or even more better to buy new laptop us any way your laptop is too old

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I weekly run Disk cleanup on Disk C. However, I have never run it on Disk D (Recovery). Is it safe and/or necessary to do?
Vista Home Premium

A:Solved: Is it necessary and safe to run disk cleanup on Disk D (Recovery)?

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I had a virus which McAfee virus removal could not remove. I then tried to perform a complete computer recovery using the recovery disks I made when the computer was new. That did not work and I got an error message saying that the disk letter could not be found. I then used the erase function on the recovery disk and completely erased the disk. The recover effort failed again with the same message. I tried to reinstall from an original windows disk of an earlier version (XP) but that failed with the message "not enough space."

The computer is a Sony VGN-CS215J or a PCG-3E2L (both model numbers are shown on the computer in different places) The OS is Vista.

I used the diskpart command to see what was on the disk. The following information was shown (not in this format)
Disk ID=00000001
Type = ATA
Bus = 0
Target = 0
LUN lD = 0
Read only = NO
Boot Disk = NO
Page file disk = No
Hibernation File disk = NO
Crash dump disk = NO

Volume ### Volume 1
Label (blank)
Type Partition
Size 233GB
Status Healthy
Info (Blank)

Does anyone have any suggestions? I haven't quite figured out the syntax necessary to change anything. But the Boot Disk being NO and the FS being RAW raises questions in my uneducated mind. I had originally planned to just purchase a new hard drive, but read somewhere on this forum where someone had a similar problem but getting a new disk did not solve it.

Thanks for any help

A:[SOLVED] recovery disk can not find disk letter

It is showing that your HDD is RAW, meaning there is no partition or file system. You can either boot the computer with a Windows CD/DVD and Create a new partition, Format the Partition NTFS, do not do a Quick Format, (this takes longer but will test the integrity of the drive). and then install Windows. You can also prepare the drive with GParted Live CD. then run your Restore DVD.

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So, when I view my disk mgt on my new Lenovo Y480, I get the message as seen in Lenovo Disk Mgt picure. When viewing my Intel Rapid Storage Technology (see other 2 pictures), it "appears" everything is working correctly. I have the Y480, model 209387U: IdeaPad Y480 14" Laptop | Shop | Lenovo | (US) . This is supposed to be using 32GB SSD.


A:Lenovo: Initialize disk before logical disk manager can access it?

Update. I tried to initialize on the old machine that will be going back and received the attached message. Thoughts?

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Is it a problem that not my C: disk with my OS is the "System" disk?!(See Attachment)
And if it is, how can I change it?!

Prof. Chaos!

A:Wrong disk is system disk

Hello Prof Chaos, welcome to Seven Forums!

A couple questions, is an OS on F:, does the PC boot ok with it the way it is?

It you wanted/needed to correct it to have C: as "System, Active" you will need to mark C: as active and then you will need to run a startup repair as many as 3 separate times with system restarts between the repairs to mark C: as "System, Active" but answer the questions above first.

Partition - Mark as Active

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create

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Hi. I have a dell studio laptop 16" screen, 4gigs of mem. 360 gig hd, had vista home installed-upgraded(?) to windows 7. My hard drive is partitioned as follows: (C:drive) 224 GB free of 283 GB. (D:drive) 4.07MB free of 14.9GB. So the operating system is on D and all downloads go to D, and with only 4.07MB, not many downloads can happen. My question is
can I repartition C and D or am I stuck with this configuration? Can I delete anything on D?

A:Low Disk:You are running very low on disk space on recovery :D

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Thanks for the information, though it was not the answer I wanted, it lets me know what I now need to find out. I have a SONY VAIO 2GB Intel Processor Model No. VGN NS 110E with Windows Vista Operating System.

I received a message to run a disk scan, received a message there was a problem and recommendation to run a disk repair. Windows was unable to run a disk repair and recommended calling Sony Support.

I got much mis-information regarding the program from several calls and had a recent difficulty regarding my security system that did not resolve the problem after a long call and them removing a security system via online.

I ran the option, not informed to me from the Sony techs to rescue data. I ran this program several times and it keeps stopping on the same file, not at the exact same point. I had been erringly told from a Sony Tech that the program sitting on the same file for over an hour was normal and that it could take all day to rescue a mere 12GB of data.

The goal is to rescue/save to external drive the data that the c disk recovery program on the computer will cancel out when I do the c disk recovery which will put my c disk to the point of factory installation. The program states that other partitions will not be affected and my memory from years ago personal and main frame computer experience tells me that my documents and other files will not be touched and the partitions operate like a buffer protecting both the start up of the operating syst... Read more

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