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How to make a hard disc a system disc

Q: How to make a hard disc a system disc

I think I may have found an answer to my boot problem. After reading the tutorial on system image restore I saw this statement.

"You can fool it into thinking that simply by marking the 7 partition as active.

May be as well to make it a "secondary" system partition , by copying across the relevant files - in case you forget to hand the active flag back"

How would I be able to make my "C" WIN7 drive my system drive instead of my "D" Vista drive. Right now my "D" Vista is my system drive.
Or, can I have two system drives at the same time? Remember these are on TWO SEPERATE hard drives.

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Preferred Solution: How to make a hard disc a system disc

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A: How to make a hard disc a system disc

First make sure you are set to see hidden and protected files in Windows Explorer.

Copy bootmgr file from D: to C:
Copy boot folder from D: to C: and tell it to skip over copying bcd and bcd.log when it prompts.

Run this command from an elevated command prompt. You may copy and paste into it. Hit enter.

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

Reboot into bios and change the primary boot device to be your C: drive.

Boot to Windows and make sure C: is now the system drive. If so, you may delete the boot folder and bootmgr file on D:

If you want two "system drives" so in case one fails you'll be able to boot from the other, don't delete anything and use bios to change drives in this instance.

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I have a WD Passport portable hard drive. I can backup my files to it on Windows 7 with no problem. However, it will not let me make a system image disc because it says the Passport is not formatted with NTFS. The properties tab on the Passport says it is formatted with NTFS as the default. How can I make a system image disc on the Passport without a cd/dvd drive or get it to recognize the Passport has NTFS formatting? Please help!

A:How to make a system image disc with a portable hard drive?

Go to Disk Management and re-format the drive.
START | type diskmgmt.msc

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hi, a buddy of mine's POS laptop isn't booting since he lent it to his friend. (Great friend huh?)

It's got Vista home premium, I've had a play with it and it wont boot in safe mode, the recovery tool fails, he has no restore points, and it's basically bricked. (BIOS sees the hard drive, the memory test tool doesn't report any problems, so HD is fine as far as I can tell)

He's happy to lose his C: drive, and I'm not willing to spend any effort on it. However, he's not happy to spend any cash on it, which is a problem because he doesn't have a windows disk.

The hard drive also doesn't have a recovery sector.

Is there a way to legally download Windows Vista? If I'm going to go through the effort of pirating a copy of Windows Vista, to then use a legal key he has stuck to bottom of it, then I might as well just download a OS that isn't terrible tbh.

So yeah
TLDR:
Vista Broke. Need disc, is there a way to download a .ISO for Windows Vista without infringing copyright laws? Or is it a case of "Put hand in pocket."

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I took out the SSD hard drive I had in my laptop
I had a backup on Acronis of the current SSD's state
I had a super clever genius idea: I decided to format the C drive of the old hard drive
Damn, damn and bl**dy damn!
Now the MBR is gone
I've spent many many hours on this damn problem

I have it hooked to my new laptop in an external enclosure
In disk management, it wont give me the option of making it be active
I can only make a simple volume

Why cant I see make active volume option??
Is there anyway of making active without getting a 3rd party tool (even if free)?
If I have no choice, I assume the best choice is the one from easeus? (That's the one that keeps popping up in search results)

Thanks
OM
 

A:How do I make an external hard disc active?

OK... I solved this one - after many painful hours!

I used Acronis to restore my backed up image
It set the default option to GPT for the hard drive
GPT is some other form for the hard drive other than MBR
A GPT hard drive cannot be made primary or active

I had to use EaseUs (while installing being careful to avoid installing spamware)
I wasn't 100% sure if MBR was actually erased - I did format the main C drive
Either way, I wiped everything and put my image back

Everything working fine now

Phew!
 

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I have no idea why but i cant make a repair disk. I get this when i attempt to The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057). I have a dvd burner. Im using dvd-r disk. And i have exhausted all forums and cant find an answer.

A:Cant make system repair disc

What is the make and model of your computer

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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I have a problem trying to set up raid 1. I have a new PC with W7 Pro 64 bit installed and have migrated everything off the old failing desktop. Everything works well and W7 has no problem booting. I can take W7 image dumps as well. Somewhere in the process of setting up RAID I have done something that does not allow me to complete the process. I decided to use the Install Disk and do a startup repair to clear things, but for some reason neither the Install Disc or the W7 System Repair disc find a system to repair yet my system boots properly.
I've read that I can image dump the whole thing, enter BIOS and setup Raid 1 properly and then restore the image. The proper drivers for RAID were loaded. Can someone tell me if this process would work? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Neither W7 install disc or W7 repair disc find my new system

Win7 doesn't much like dated RAID technology, and doesn't need it with built-in drive imaging.

If you wanted to RAID your new PC you'd have reimage or reinstall anyway.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Macrium - Image your system

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I have been reading all over the Internet and checking all links but cannot fix my problem. I have Norton Ghost 2003 installed on 1 computer running XP and I want to make a restore CD for another PC running 98se. I pulled the hard drive from the 98 and installed in XP as a slave. I used Norton Ghost 2003 to make a backup of the hard drive writing to a cdr. It will fit on 1 CD. Everything goes well but when I check the restore cd in the 98 computer ghost begins to run but when I click on image file to restore I get "Disk not created with Norton Ghost". I have tried many ways including backing up to a file and then using nero and a ghost boot floppy to make a bootable CD, all with the same result. "Disc not created with Norton Ghost" error again. 10 cds down the drain. Going out to buy 700mb cd-rw to keep trying. What am I doing wrong? I even tried the assigning drive letters but that doesn't work either. Thanks for any help
 

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Okay, so i want to reformat the harddrive and reinstall windows xp. I have gone through all the stuff and found a cd which it tells me i can use for a system restore. Does this do the same, because frankly i cant even remember if i even got a installation cd along with the computer. I think i read somewhere that the restore process leaves some folders like my documents intact and only repairs the OS.

A:Is a system restore disc the same as reinstall disc?

Well...if whatever disk you have...was not made for your system...your questions seems to be moot.

System manufacturers make disks for their specific systems and there is no uniformity that I can discern regarding the use of such...other than that provided by the manufacturer providing the disk. Instructions for using said disks are usually available in the owner's manual or at the manufacturer's website.

System manufacturer and model?

What writing appears on the face of the CD?

Louis

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hi every one

i'm sorry if my topic is not in the wright department

and sorry again

my Problem is

i have tow hard disc and need ti instal 2 windows copy
in ech one of them
but the big problem is

i want when the pc startup founde in bios screen
2 choice
1st : xp
2nd : 7
and choose what i want to log in

this problem is making me soooooo crazy for 3 days and
finally i found a solution for it
but it is so poor
i remove one hard disc and instal the windows
and did the same for the second hard disc

but cause Moore time and hard to start my work
soo plzzzzzz
i just need someone help me and be Patient with me


your's
KOORY

A:install windows 7 in hard disc and XP in another hard disc in same pc

See this tutorial for how to setup a dual boot environment with Windows 7 and XP. It covers both methods, XP installed first or Windows 7 installed first.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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how can i make the laptop boot if its saying boot device not found?

A:please install an operating system on your hard disc but the...

Hi Try the HDD test to see if the HDD is working fine http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00439024

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since last one month i am facing a typical problem. at times system fails to identify while booting. when i change a few wire (sata power cable or data cable ) it boots normally ... and after few successful booting again the problem repeats. my system consists of ... intel DUAL CORE 2.8, ASUS P5G41T- MLX, WDC HDD 1TB, 2 GB RAM, WIN 7 ULTIMATE. please help if any-body can throw some light ...

A:Very often system fails to identify hard disc drive

Did you build this PC yourself?

When you 'change a few wire' what exactly do you mean by that? and what happens when it doesn't work, Does it say anything on the screen at all?

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My hard drive has died and I really need a OSCAR Recovery download for my Probook 4540s. Please help.

A:Hard drive died, I really need a system recovery disc

OS not OSCAR, stupid auto correct...

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I was googling for information on Internet Explorer and trying to print some of it from a website. I couldn?t get it to print and suddenly a box popped up :

_____________________________
Top left has yellow triangle w/ exclamation inside, next to that says Microsoft Windows.
Inside the box says:

Windows has lost access to the system partition during I/O process. This may also lead to a potential loss of data. It?s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of files, applications and documents stored on your computer.

Scan and repair (recommended)
Prevents potential disks failure and loss of data.

Scan later
Restart required

See details

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This is on an hp 530 laptop running Vista. I watched as my desktop icons disappeared. First to go was Malwarebytes. The only ones remaining are: Computer, Network and Recycle Bin. There are a bunch of windows stacked up on top of each other that I cannot read as the main popup box hides them. Something about ?media or read/write error.? I have not clicked on it. I immediately tried to open Task Manager to shut down the popup but Task Manager will not open. I am not sure I can open anything on my laptop and am using another PC to communicate with you.

This is where I scream "HELP!"
Thanks for listening.

A:It says: System Error. Hard disc failure detected

Reboot the PC to safemode with networking

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-smart-hdd

Follow this guide.Let me know if it worked

good luck

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I want to format and 0 write and wipe the entire hard drive in an Asus EEEPC with no system disc and re-install windows 7 home premium.
The windows registration number is on the back of the computer.

Did not come with a windows disc or recovery disc from the factory, IE windows 7 home pro was pre-installed.

I created a system recover boot disc/CD.

This machine has no CD/DVD drive, but I do have a USB CD/DVD drive.

If I format and write the drive, but leave the partitions will I be able to re-install this version of windows that came with the machine ??

Thanks

A:Asus EEEPC with no system disc - hard drive upgrade

Yes, you will be able re-install the same version of that windows using this following tutorial:-

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope that helps!

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Hard drive failed and unit would not boot. Work I.T department informed me that the hard drive was U/S. new fitted and recovery discs purchased form HP. Recovery fails right at end.  see following screen shots:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
P2PP BurnBoot Check Failed
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Possible Causes:
1. Yellow-Bang occured at Device Manager
2. Some silent-install failure of applications
3. Found failed at PININST_BBV
4. Found failed at PININST_BBV2
5. Found Memory Dump file
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Suggestion:
1. Checking REGDEV_BB.LOG for drivers
2. Checking BBApps.log for applications
3. Checking MEMDUMP_BBV.log for memory dump file
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Note[for ODM]:
If you know which component failed in preinstall process
after checking above files, please OTS it to the component owner.
Otherwise, suggest to contact TWN PDC NB-PreinPM or create PIN-Log and OTS it with OTS Category Image
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[RegistryDevicesCheck]
Result=FAILED

FAILED DEVICE #0:
Description : Unknown Device
PNPDeviceID : USB\VID_00... Read more

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Hi hp here's my story .. I buy my laptop and after 3 months I got this issue hard disk not found try everithing I read in this forum didn't help so I take it to the place I buy it with my warranty place call public in Greece so they send it to hp and after a long month for hard disk replace I got it,today after a month it do it again same problem and make me believe what it the same disc just fixed .. ! Thank you for that . I wanted to throw it from my balcony (5th) floor for not let me work normally once again and I just knew that a replace from you hp will take for ever again and you will just put same disc in it so before I make a move to buy new normal laptop .. I decided to open it my self and you know what ? It take me more time to walk to store and choose one hard disc that to place it in my laptop .work fine so thank you for your so good suport fron eatch way I lose the warranty but really don't care as I will make not other purchase from you after many of years I trusted hp .. ! That's all

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What it is, I want to make up a Dell OEM disc of Win 7 using a retail disc of Win 7. is there anywhere on the SevenForum, that will show me ho to do it. thanks

A:make up a OEM disc

Define "Dell OEM Disk" ? What do you want to add to the regular OEM disk to make it a Dell OEM Disk?

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Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?

A:Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pauliewog


Can anyone tell me how to make a AIO disc?


You need an RTM disk or genuine .iso file for that

Make an iso image of the DVD
Open up the /sources/ folder and locate ei.cfg
Delete this file using an ISO editor
Save ISO

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SOLVED - sort of - I want to basically make a software disc but don't know where to start.

It needs to be able to autorun. (goes without saying really).
Open a user menu
Have clickable buttons that will take the user to other pages/areas which will hold word docs that have form type protection (or protected pdf).
Give the user the option of uploading their own pictures on certain pages and to a set size.
And prompt the user to change font colour/style when they input a certain character string.

I have NO knowledge of programming or programming language, so basically have no idea where to start.
I have some knowledge of WOrd, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and a little html.

Any ideas please, or do I just have to pay through the nose to get someone to write the programme for me?

Would appreciate any help at all.
 

A:How do I make a disc

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What software should I use to create a retail system type recovery disc. One that after a reformat, I can have my system back as if nothing ever happened.
including the OS .

A:How Can I Make A Recovery Disc

Hi FITTER1 and Welcome to BC!You might want to look at Acronis True ImageAcronis True Image 10 Home creates the exact copy of your hard disk and allows you to instantly restore the entire machine including operating system, applications, and all the data in the event of a fatal system crash or virus attack ? no reinstallations required!You just have to image the whole system, then whenever you feel like reformatting or in case of system crash. Just image it back. Unfortunately, this is not a freeware. You only have 15 days trial.

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I am trying to make a recovery disc to back up my windows 7 and the computer is not seeing the disc in drive "D". The discs are CD-RW 12X 700MB/Mo, what am I doing wrong?

A:Trying to make a recovery disc

For one you need DVD's. What brand computer do you have? How old is the computer? Does the computer read any cd's?

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Hello!
I really wanted to make a recovery disc because I really wanted to clean my computer because this computer is second hand containing a lot unnessacary files. My computer is an Acer T600. It doesn't have Acer Recovery Management. Is there any way to make a recovery disc?

Thank You Very Much!

Regards,
Ivan

A:How to make a recovery disc?

Hi and welcome to TSF did you see this Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I create a set of backup recovery disks?

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I have a Macbook Pro (OS X Yosemite). Using this computer, I would like to download files from an antivirus website and burn a bootable disc to boot a Windows 7 (64-bit PRO with Service Pack 1) computer.
 
When I try to do this, the disc I burn ends up in "Mac OS Extended Format," and the Windows 7 computer will not boot from it.
 
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I have a Macbook Pro (OS X Yosemite). Using this computer, I would like to download files from an antivirus website and burn a bootable disc to boot a Windows 7 (64-bit PRO with Service Pack 1) computer.

A:On Mac Pro, can I make a disc to BOOT a Win 7 PC?

I'm guessing that either you can't get online to download a antivirus, or you don't have a antivirus installed on this computer and do not wish to chance going online without one?

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I got a new computer with Windows 7 installed on it. I like to occasionally format my hard drive and start from scratch. Before I have anything else on the hard drive, I'd like to create a Windows 7 installation disc. I've read a bunch of the threads on this site and although many are close, none seem to match exactly what I want. I tried going through Control Panel but it was going to be 33GB for a system image - that's not what I want. Just a disc with Windows 7 installation so that I can format the hard drive.

Thank you.

A:How do I make a Windows 7 OS Disc?

You have an oem pre install.

Grab an installation iso from My Digital Life

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If this question in inappropriate, I apologize and you can delete it!

My brother has given me a disc with Vista 32/64 bit on it; I wanted to learn Vista even though much does not like it... Itís not a bootable disc though. Itís just a plain DVD or CD disc with Vista 32/64 bit on it. Is there anyone that can direct me on how to make a bootable disc from that?

The only program I have on my computer is Image burn. I'm not sure if thatís the kind of program I would use. If not, can someone direct me to a better free program to use, and direct me how to make the disc bootable.

Thank you,

Mick
 

A:make bootable disc

There might be ways, but it seems to me you've got an illegal DVD. IMO, you just should get one or borrow one from a friend. I bet there are ways to make what you've got bootable, but it'd be a whole lotta headache.
 

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I have windows 7 home premium os when i try to do a pc backup everything goes just as its supposed to includeing inserting the blank disc but thats where it all ends i hit the start button and it won't start the backup just keeps telling me to put in a blank disc so whats wrong
 

A:can't make pc backup disc

First, try using a different known good CD/DVD.
 

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Im new here.. can you guys help me.. ?? which software that make 'recovery disc' for vista home???

A:Help me!!! to make recovery disc!!

Hi Roderick,

This should help you Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc - istartedsomething

Comes with a videoas well

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my old acer laptop needed a complete "do over", so the hard drive was re-formatted and XP was re-installed. In doing this, I lost all the Acer extras that were there when I bought it. Right now, the laptop has only windows XP running, no extra programs or data have been added yet. I want to know if there is a program I can download that can make a "mirror copy" of the hard drive as it is now, burn to a cd, and if I have future problems or it crashes I can use the cd(s) to restore the hard drive to the clean state it is in now, without having to do a windows re-install and find all the drivers etc again.

thanks for any help

A:how can I make my own recovery disc

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You can clone your HDD to a different hard drive for safe keeping.

How to Clone Windows With Macrium Reflect Free - YouTube

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Hi,

Can I ask for help to create a WinPE based disc for Paragon Backup and Restore Suite 10? It's the free Twitter edition and the WinPE maker is not included. As of the moment I am having problems with it because the external portable expansion drive I have is not recognized when I boot to the rescue media. It only reads the hard drives I have.

As much as possible I'd like to have some leverage in case I am to recover an image I did from an external drive. I have Windows AIK installed in the pc concerned.

Can someone help me please..

Regards

A:Help to make a Windows PE disc

Would this Paragon tutorial be of any help?

Paragon Boot Media Builder - Overview

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Hi,
I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I went into accessories, systems tools, back up status and configuration. I made my back up but don't see/how to install it to a DVD. Any advice with this?
Thank you.

A:Trying to make a DVD backup disc

Take a look here: http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-backup-your-dataSpecifically the portion that says:In the Back Up Files window you will have to select where to save your backup. You can select a partition from your hard disk, a CD, a DVD or a shared folder from your network. Select the location you prefer and click on

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Would anyone know how to make a sata disc from the drivers in this link http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=K7VT4A PRO&o=All
I know from the motherboard drivers disc there is an option to "make disc" but I don't have the disc
I have tried copying the files to the floppy but nothing seems to work, it is so long since I have had to do this I seem to have lost my touch
 

A:Make sata disc

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Hi,I'm new here. I have Windows 8 Consumer preview installed as the only operating system on my pc. When I created the system image on an external HD I went to create a repair disc. I inserted the CD and hit "create" and got this message"System repair disc could not be created. The System could not find the file specified(0x8007002" Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

A:Can't make repair disc

Welcome aboard to EightForums!
When you create the system disk did use this tutorial System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 before!?

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Hello everyone,
 
My one doctor needs me to make a copy of the MRI Disc I have so he can upload it onto the computer system at his office. My problem is the software program that I Normally would use to do that, the Free Trial Period Expired! 
 
My questions are:
 
1) What free software programs are available, that will be able to copy a MRI disc to a blank disc?
 
2) I forget how to copy one disc to a blank disc!  :oopsign:Can someone please provide me with directions? 
 
Thanks
 

A:Need to make a copy of a MRI Disc

Try 'Free Easy Burner' from Koyote. It's a good basic CD / DVD burner and it'ss a free download. Very easy to use.
 
http://www.koyotesoft.com/
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

A:windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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I've spent hours and hours trying to fix it, and have found nothing really worthwhile online. I'm coming here in the outside chance someone else may have experienced something similar.

Basically, my Windows 7 laptop will no longer allow me to play dvd/cds (burned or store bought). The drive shows up in My Computer, is enabled, bios look good, etc, etc, but if I put a disc in it never autoruns or shows up with the disc name in My Computer,
and if I double click the disc drive I get a "please insert disc" dialogue box and the drive door pops open. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of, and (for what it's worth) I don't think its a hardware issue because after I sent my computer off
to Samsung for this same repair it came back completely reformatted the disc drive worked for a second. Then I started getting rid of some of the bloat ware in here (bought it at best buy... big mistake) again, and it shut down.


Here's what I've done or tried so far:
- Uninstall, reinstall the drive
- Updated the drivers
- Updated dvd/cd drive firmware
- Ran Microsoft's "Fix it" utility
- Cleaned the lenses/laser
- Remapped the drive to a different letter/path
- Checked registry to ensure filters weren't an issue (the upper and lower)
- Restored the laptop back to just after I received it back from the Samsung repair people (didn't work)
- Undid the restore
- Checked BIOS (I'm by no means BIOS-savvy, but it appeared that everything was in line with ... Read more

A:DVD/CD Disc Drive Installed, But Doesn't Recognize Disc In Tray

You could try a system recovery back to factory specs. Here is a link to show you how.
http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=149520&modelname=&modelcode=&session_id=P1DDpTBkyfLnGygkJJrp71DVF33RGYnkhGyyzQH1qrvVMnYZvC22!-581493343!1005328399!1337918275957

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

A:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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My Specs:
HP Pavilion dv6
Intel Dual Core  2.2ghz
4 gigs RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
 
Hello
 
I have a really old pc which has missing files in the Recovery drive. I've tried Recuva but it shows the files are unrecoverable. I have an ISO Windows 7 file I downloaded from Digital River. I've made an installation disc but I still need a separate Recovery disk.
 
I was wondering if it's possible to make a Recovery disk from the ISO file I have or if its possible to make one from the install disc without having to actually install it first? and if so, how do I do it? 
 
 

A:Can I Make a Recovery Disc from an ISO File?

Hi Pippin66 You can access the Recovery Environment from the Recovery disc. When you get on the Setup (installation) of Windows 7, when you boot from the installation disc, you'll have an option in small letters at the bottom called "Repair your computer". This will bring you in the Recovery Environment. So yes, an installation disc can be used as a Recovery disc.

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