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Creating recovery media for unbootable B590

Q: Creating recovery media for unbootable B590

Hi, The hard drive on my Lenovo B590 laptop crashed and I was unable to load the recovery partition. I replaced the hard drive, but did not create a recovery USB before my computer crashed, so I need to create one for my computer without access to anything on that computer. I tried to get the files from Microsoft, but they recognized my windows registration code as being pre-installed on a Lenovo and told me to come here for the files, however I can't find them anywhere. As I mentioned earlier, all of the guidance for creating a recovery drive tells me to make one on the computer I am trying to recover, however, sind the HD died and was unbootable, I could not do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping I do not have to purchase a new windows registration. Thanks,Matt

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My wife and I each have an X1 Carbon Laptop, one purchased December 2014, one April 2015, both loaded with Windows 7 Pro. I have just made up a USB drive as a rescue disk, and it works fine in one laptop, but not in the other. I suspect that the BIOS in the second machine is not looking for the USB stick at boot-up, but I cant find a setting in the BIOS that looks appropriate to change. Both Laptops have SSDs, and of course no optical drives. Any suggestions as to how I can get the second machine to boot from the USB stick?

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Hi All and Pros, appreciate your help. Just bought a new Windows 10 HP AIO. model: 27-a275d.Only started use it for 1 week, and tried creating a recovery media.however the HP  Recovery Manager keeps hang on me. (see attached print screen). apprecaite if someone or HP can really help and advise - how do i still create my recovery media. thanks  

A:Trouble Creating "Recovery Media" on HP Recovery Manager - W...

Let me ask to have your issue escalated.  You certainly can't create recovery media if the Recovery Manager or the Windows OS is broken.

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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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 \D:  drive already has Recovery Partition, but it only mentions Windows Push Button Reset and HP Image Recovery. Do  I still need to run the create HP Recovery Media programme? If so, what size USB pen do I need? Thank you.

A:Creating Recovery Media

Sue105 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The Recovery Media comes in useful when your hard drive has become corrupted and you are unable to boot into the HP Recovery Function (using F11) to repair it, or if your hard drive crashes and you need to restore the PC setup to a new drive. As to the space needed, since I have learned the hard way NOT to rely on built-in Recovery systems, my guess would be that you need a USB stick that is large enough to hold the USED space on your drive. But, I don't use HP Recovery Media, so I can't tell you for sure. What I use is a third-party utility known as Macrium Reflect. I personally prefer to use third-party Recovery solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions.Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspxWhat I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store t... Read more

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Each time I try to create an HP recovery media on a flash drive the creation program crashs. How can this be fixed?

A:Creating HP recovery media

Hi I am unsure about the nature of your question.  The HP recovery program to Create Recovery Media is only supposed to work once. So I would (and I did) do a dry run first, going thru the menus. It may be the actual USB that is the problem.  I had a 'successfull' one that created blank media and would not run again.So the quality also seems important as well as the quantity, which is a 16 gig minimum I believe. There is the possibilty of a corrupt recovery area on the HDD. So does any of the above strike a chord? If in doubt please ask.  You may notice that my recovery partition has been removed, but not by me, so you may also be having a similar problem.

Happy 2 [email protected]

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I have some questions & a complication with my HP Pavilion computer regarding the imbedded recovery drive program. There is an option to create a recovery USB flashdrive...I want to do this but the program says that the drive will be deleted once the files are copied. I don't fully understand if the warning means that anything on the USB flashdrive will be erased or if it means the recovery partition on my computer will be erased? I'm terrified to launch the application before I'm certain of this..it says to make sure all files are backed up first.

Well...that's the next thing. I have a backup device, but it's been my experience even after doing a "restore". If anything is corrupted or erased in the OS then I never seem to get things work out how they're supposed to & I don't want to wreck my system.

There's also a thing imbedded in the Windows 8.1 which is a ONE SHOT deal...it's for creating a bootable USB (I presume) it states that it's a one use application. It's an HP media creator...it says I need about 16 gb's of space on the storage device. Well, I overshot & purchased a 64gb stick. I can't create the bootable USB; the next is "greyed" out & it wasn't before. Idk if I ruined my chance trying to launch it before & I didn't know you couldn't combine storage space [has to be all on one] & I was trying to use 2 flash drives. But that shouldn't matter, it doesnt' tell you that affects your ability to "relaunch" becaus... Read more

A:Creating recovery media

The flash drive is formatted during the create process so that is what they are talking about, not the files on your hard drive.

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I need to create recovery media (USB flash drive) to be able to restore Windows 10 in case of a disk failure.How to do that?

A:P51 - creating recovery media

Try typing "create recovery drive" in the Windows toolbar search box.  That should offer to launch the utility.  Be sure to tick the checkbox that says "back up system files to the recovery drive."

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I have bought new Hp pavilion series laptop from store.I just wanted to know that :- Should i perform task of creating recovery media before activating windows or after activating windows on my new notebook? Which option is better? 

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Hello all,I have a 2007 IBM Lenovo Think Pad T60I'm trying to create recovery media but every time I try to run the application it gives me a message that it has to shut down : Create Recovery Media has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. AppName: rrmedia.exe     AppVer:     ModName: unknownModVer:     Offset: 00060436 Also not able to run any of the repair software form Lenovo... suggestions and constructive critisisms are appreciated....

David F Dillon

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Is there any use in Creating system recovery media after the system is attacked by the Virus ? Will the disk created after the attack works fine , to restore the system to factory settings ?

A:Creating system recovery media

The system recovery disk is created from the recovery partition (from which you can also reinstall the system). A virus attack on your system is most likely not going to affect the recovery partition. So the answer is that your recovery disk will (most likely) be OK.

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Hi there,

I'm trying to create bootable recovery disks. I use Acronis True image as the imaging utility and now want to create a bootable disk which automatically starts the re-imaging process once I boot off the CD. I know this can be done with Ghost image files but would like to know the CD creation process for Acronis images. I know Nero can create bootable disks but its getting it to work with the Acronis image file of my HDD thats got me stumped. Thanks

A:creating recovery media disks

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If I create recovery media on a blank USB Drive, can I later add and store any other data (other/different files, folders) to the remaining space of the USB Drive?

A:Creating recovery media on a USB Drive

Hi, Unfortunately not, the flash drive will be marked as write protected once the recovery has been written to it. Regards, DP-K

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Problem: I want to create bootable recovery media in case the computer fails. I have tried to create a recovery image using the in-built windows recovery tool but the RefreshImage/ Customrefresh.wim file will not copy onto a usb stick.

Background: I have upgraded 4 home computers from Windows 7 to 8 to 8.1. The upgrades were done through the Microsoft website and Store as downloads. I had problems on two computers with Windows 8 and the recovery usbs I made did not work with them (missing files) - I had to reinstall the whole system again through renewed download. I want to avoid this problem again. This is the situation on my own main computer at present. I opened the create recovery tool in windows. It could not detect a recovery partition/ image so I went ahead and created the RefreshImage/ CustomRefresh.wim file using the instructions from the Microsoft tutorial. This is now sitting happily on my C drive, but the create recovery tool does not recognise it ('copy' box is greyed out). I see that I have 3 disk partitions on my hard drive: Volume 1 is called the Restore Partition. It has no letter designation and says it is 100MB in size but 100% free Volume 2 is the normal C drive for booting. Volume 3 is a hidden PQService partition of about 19GB with 60% free - I am not sure if this is new or belongs to the original OEM.

Help: can anyone out there help me to create a bootable USB stick for windows 8.1? I am not sure why the windows tool does not recognise the refreshi... Read more

A:creating recovery media - big problem


Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

It works good.

I use the paid version.


I backed up 8.1 pro with media center on a 32GB usb.
The compression level made the image & xml file only 27 GBs.
The xml is what makes the usb bootable.
Once your image is on usb drive just insert it & reboot & it recovers everything.

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I was in the process of creating System Recovery Media. It called for 3 DVD's for the process. Disk 1 & 2 completed fine. When Disc 3 began the "Verify" function, it ejected the DVD and gave a window saying the function failed and that I should insert a new DVD. I did so and clicked OK. But then NOTHING happened. My compter sat for 30 minutes with nothing happening. What do I do now. When I began this process, I had to agree to the fact that I could make this System Recovery Media only ONE TIME. I cannot start again. Please Help, Rob76365

A:Problem Creating System Recovery Media

Never Mind on this post. I finally figured it out. Its a shame that the process isn't more user friendly when there is a problem. I mean... I paid some pretty big bucks for this laptop, (notebook), and for a guy who doesn't have a lot of those hard earned bucks, makes me disappointed that I have to "GUESS" at what to do, all the while HOPING I haven't done it wrong thus losing my ONE TIME CHANCE to create the System Recovery Media. Just Sayin' Rob 76365

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I'm trying to create a System Recovery Media as is strongly recommended by the HP Support Assistant notification on my HP desktop.  When I go to run the recovery, it tells me the media is not compatible, and then it opens up my DVD drive. I don't want to back up on DVD. I had a 128 GB USB drive plugged in, and it has 50 GBs of space. It won't seem to let me back up on that USB. I can't select USB, because the drive opens, and it doesn't let me select the USB option at that point because it just spins. 

A:Issue with creating System Recovery Media on USB

Hi, I will check the USB drive and reject because it needs a fresh USB drive with NO data on it. It will lock the USB afater the process. Please use a new USB drive. Regards.

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After purchasing my new Student Version of Windows 7 Professional I was keen to do a full system format, and start fresh. I no longer had a need for the Dell Recovery Partition which contained Vista (and a decent amount of bloatware), so I removed all partitions from my disk to start with a blank 180GB HDD.

I thought to myself, if I am going to start fresh I might as well do things right and mimic Dell’s setup with a recovery partition of my own. Now to be fair, this isn’t an extremely wild idea as there are plenty of manufacturers and software companies who provide such solutions very simple and easy. Everyone knows that Norton Ghost is fantastic, and Acronis TrueImage is right there with them. Of course you can simply run-up Imagex along with WinPE and sysprep a WIM to re-image your HDD at anytime for a free solution. However, all these solutions require that you have some sort of recovery media for boot time operation, and the Imagex solution isn’t for the faint of heart. Now I do a lot of travel, and I wanted a solution that didn’t require me to look after a bootable DVD or USB stick, and because I am working with a laptop I didn’t have second disk which I could boot from via BIOS settings. My recovery solution had to be a Primary Partition on my only HDD with boot time options (in case my system is completely rooted.)

This turned out to be quite the challenge, as Windows 7 / Vista no longer support the simple easy boot.ini file t... Read more

A:Creating a Media-less Recovery / Installation Partition

Step 1.
Insert your Windows 7 Installation DVD and boot from it. When the first screen appears asking you for language and keyboard layout press “Shift + F10”. This will bring up a command prompt.
(See "Step1.jpg" attached.)

Step 2.
In the command prompt type ‘DISKPART’ to enter the DISKPART utility.
Type ‘list disk’ to see available hard drives.
Type ‘select disk [#]’ where the number is the disk that you want to install Windows.
Type ‘list part’ to see a list of partitions currently on the disk.

This is where we will delete all partitions that we no longer need. WARNING – You will lose all data that resides on these partitions. You may not be prompted with any “Confirm” dialogues as it is assumed if you are using DISKPART you are smart enough to know.

Type ‘delete partition [#]’ where the number is the partition you want to delete. Repeat this step until all partitions that you want to remove are gone.
(See Step2.jpg attached.)
Step 3.
We are now going to create all of the partitions that we will need on this disk. My disk consists of two Primary partitions. One is my C:\ drive where I will install Windows, and the other is my D:\ drive which I will name “Recovery”. I have decided to make my Recovery partition 50GB in size. This will accommodate the Windows 7 Install files, as well as a system image with all of my applications... Read more

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Greetings -

Recently purchased a Lenovo X220i laptop, which came with Win7
Home Premium 64 installed, but no separate media.

The laptop has Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility, which I ran.
It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:
BOOTMGR file (375KB)
WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)
a 17MB BOOT folder.

Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contents
strike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, but not enough to
recreate Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drive goes south
(or I decide to replace it with an SSD).

Is there perhaps a Windows7 utility backup that I should be using to create
a fully restorable Windows install package (excluding, of course, additional
programs that I've installed from original media) and, if so, what is it?

Insight welcome.

Thanks kindly,

- Richard

A:creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

For Windows imaging & backup:
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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Hi all,
After seeing a post from around a year ago about recovering Windows XP Media Center Edition, I feel compelled to ask a question related to that.
As you can see from my profile, I bought an HP Media Center Edition 2005 PC. Now, it came with a recovery partition, yes. What I want to know is how to create XP recovery discs from my current PC in case something fails. This is not to be differentiated from the HP Recovery Discs that I made after getting the computer - those do not have the XP operating system ONLY, they only give you the option to reformat your computer and restore it to "factory condition" - which is not what I want to do. What I want to do is to create operating system recovery discs which I can use to repair/reinstall Windows XP Media Center. I tried calling up HP to ask them for it, however they said that they no longer give out OS discs, only "recovery" discs.

Thank you for your help.

A:creating windows XP media center recovery disc

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Hi all,

I have just received a new laptop, but it didn't come with a recovery partition so I am trying to create one myself.

The OS it's running is Windows 10 Home 64bit.

I have downloaded the Media Creation Tool in order to download the ISO files for the partition but the none in the selection of Windows 10s in the "Edition" drop down menu match mine.

This is the choice:

- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Home Single Language
- Windows 10 N

The selected edition when the "Use the recommended options for this PC" is ticked is "Windows 10".

None of them include "home" apart from the Single Language edition.

If my current OS is Windows 10 Home should I just select "Windows 10" from the menu?

I take it then I won't be asked to enter an activation key?

As you can probably tell I'm a newbie at this so I appreciate all your help and advice!


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I'm trying to Restore Corrupt BIOS On HP Pavilion Dv6 Via USB (windows 7)(based on this great website http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833?_sm_au_=iJVNRSL4Rk4sP3fj)Any ideas how to solve this are welcome! I downloaded the BIOS file from http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv6-6000-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... And when installing this file I get following error at step 2-7.first: IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!second:  BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! The files are partially installed of which a log indicating:"--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:53:36Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlashOS Information : Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - supportedPreparation stageIHISI Version : 193SMI_IsSupport failError code : 259(0x00000103)Cleanup StageStage Completed--- Log Stopped: 2016/06/21 23:53:39--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:54:37Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlas... Read more

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I am trying to take back up of the files from my Laptop.
I used it for 2-3 days. 
Stages followed. 
I connected my laptop with a hard disk.
1. Welcome
2. Factory recovery media. After starting the application, following error poped up:an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell
3. Data back up to hard disk. No issues for this point
4. Finish

A:New laptop 5558 Windows 8.1 Dell recovery and Back up, Error: an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell

Thank you for writing to us!
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This link will give all the information as to how you can use Dell backup and recovery and if there are any other issues with the same.

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Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

A:Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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What is the Bios Recovery Key Combination of one of this notebooks? It seems to be FN+R, but after three seconds it restarts without any "Beep" Sound or recovery process.  I've built the USB Flash with wincris.  - Johannes

A:B490 // V480 // B580 // B590 - Bios Recovery Key Combination

have you tried fn+b?

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Hi there. I'm running a HP Pavilion dv9500 running Vista 32-bit that didn't come with any Recovery disks.The problem I have is I can't get it to boot into Windows because my HDD is failing, however I can get it to launch into the Recovery partition. Obviously I want to replace the HDD but then the Recovery Partition goes with it too and thus I want to backup my recovery partition - but again, I can't use the tool to do that because it requires you to be able to be in the OS.If I can access the recovery partitions contents, possibly by booting off a live CD of a linux distro, is there anyway to copy the contents of the Recovery Partition to either a USB or multiple DVDs that would get them to work as if I'd used the Recovery tool? Thanks.

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Hi, Does anyone know how I can recover MS Outlook contacts and email information (inbox/outbox etc) that is embedded into a faulty unbootable HDD which can be read as a slave?

I did not backup to a .pst file . Is it possible to get to it please?

A:Outlook Contacts Recovery, From Unbootable Faulty Hdd

Have you run a file search on just that drive, while slaved?

Start> Search <drive>:\.pst

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A family member's B590 recently started bringing up this error after booting up. The screen that comes up after the boot splash is this:Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 003)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation This Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6,115,776 and US6,327,625 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.41 (06/08/11)PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM First instinct is that something is wrong with the HDD. My family member said the the 500GB HDD currently installed is nearly full. There are some important things they would like to move from the internal HDD to and external HDD if possible. What if anything can I/they do to try and get the laptop running again and what will we need to do that?

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I am running windows 7 on my laptop. I has windows vista before the upgrade. I had recovery discs for windows vista created from the recovery manager. I tried to make discs for windows 7. I would like to know why it won't let me make a disc for windows 7 because if I had trouble and needed to put in the recovery discs I wouldn't want to use the ones i had for windows vista. what should i do? here are screenshots to show what happens when i try to create the discs for windows 7.

A:Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?

A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...



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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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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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hi, i'm new here and dont have a lot of expirience with laptops so was wondering if someone could help me out.
here's my problem: i'm trying to create a recovery dvd for my laptop (philips x54) however when i insert a blank dvd i get a msg telling me, the dvd is not blank please insert a blank dvd to continue.
the dvd i'm trying to use is a philips dvd+rw an is brand new so i'm confused as to what to do.
any help or sugestions??

thanks mark.

A:creating recovery dvd.

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Hi hav an Advent 7201 laptop, had a lot of problems with it crashing & not much help from P.C. World service. Have used the recovery dvd three times. Last week another crash; tried ithe recovery DVD & it loaded then an error message appeares 'unable to find win.wim'
it carried on until it reached the choose your language window, which was blank, it then froze.
Have been told this was due to Microsoft Updates as the DVD is as new.
Any idea how I can make a new Recovery DVD? When I try I'm told 'a DVD has already been made'
My guarantee has not that long to run, I therefore really need my own Recovery DVD.
Any help greatfully received. A.

A:Creating a Recovery DVD

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Hi.I have an IdeaPad 310 that shipped with a 2TB HDD that I would like to replace with a 512GB SSD.After speaking with Lenovo support i was under the impression that I should be able to use OneKey recovery to create a USB recovery image, swap the drives over and use System Retore to load a factory fresh OS on my SSD. I have prepared the Recovery USB drive. I am in the process of trying to initiate the OneKey Recovery system restore. This is where i run into problems. OneKey does not pick up my USB drive recovery image.Ok - perhaps the USB drive is not configured as a bootable device. I have used DiskPart to reformat the drive to NTFS format and make the boot partition active (diskpart active). My USB drive is too large to format as FAT32...NTFS is not compatible with UEFI...(?)... So in the BIOS I have selected Boot Mode as Legacy..., Disabled UEFI... USB is enabled.Now when i run OneKey recovery --> System restore... UEFI network boot does not start up, but i receive an error that no OS was found, remove drive and restart (or words to that effect..). What next? Do i need to Format in FAT32 in order to boot from the recovery drive?  

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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My workplace let me take home an old Thinkpad on the condition that I remove the stock SSD and leave it with the company for data security purposes. I had no way to create recovery media at any time because all our laptops are imaged by IT before employees get them, so by the time I got this laptop, it had our corporate image on it, which does not support creating recovery media. Given the above, I decided to:1) purchase a new SSD at retail, and2) purchase the recovery DVDs from Lenovo I talked to Lenovo and they gave me two pieces of information that were new to me:-the new SSD needed to be the same capacity as the one I was replacing (this surprised me, but apparently something to do with licensing?)-the recovery DVDs don't come with a Windows license key because the key is stored on the laptop software (again, I've never heard of this, but???) So, fine, I bought a new SSD that was the same capacity as the stock SSD, and paid for the recovery media. I have everything in hand now and after several attempts, have not been able to complete the recovery process. I can boot from the recovery DVDs and the recovery process starts, but after switching DVDs a few times, the recovery process just freezes with no error message. I've left it sitting overnight and it is definitely frozen, not slow. So at this point, it looks like I'm out the price of the SSD and the recovery media. Any suggestions on how to get this laptop up and running again? 

A:Recovery media not working on T440s after SSD replacement: recovery freezes

Hello and welcome,
Have you set BIOS to defaults, or whatever is appropriate for your OS?
What OS?  IIRC the 440s came with either Win 8.1 or Win 7 by way of downgrade rights from 8.1.
Either way licensing should be automatic.  With 8.1 the key is in BIOS, and with Lenovo Win 7 media it should detect that the media matches the laptop and activate.
Microsoft 8.1 media should also activate automatically if you end up going that way (free MS download).  MS 7 media will not activate automatically.
I'm puzzled by the comment that the SSD size has to match.  Since that laptop shipped with various drive sizes that seems off...

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Hi Folks!  I have an XPS 8500 which was running a fully updated version of Windows 8.1.  Using Dell Backup and Recovery (free edition) I created a Factory Backup of Recovery Media to DVD.  So far so good.
So now the hard drive failed and I've installed its replacement.  I boot off the Recovery Media but there are NO OPTIONS to recover that actually work.  On the initial screen I get: Troubleshoot or Turn off your PC.
So I choose Troubleshoot.  I'm then presented with: Refresh, Reset, Advanced Options, and Command Prompt.  Refresh says the drive is locked and to unlock it first (huh?).  If I choose a "Reset" I'm presented with a seemingly related issue, "Unable to Reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
Why isn't there a "Press this stupid button and we'll reinstall everything off the Recovery Media you created"?  This seems totally absurd.  Am I losing my mind?
Thanks in advance!!

A:How to use Recovery Media for Windows 8.1 Recovery after Hard Drive Replacement

Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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Hi all,I have had my Laptop for about 3-4 years now, and haven't really had any significant problems with it. I was searching my computer for fun because I was bored and had nothing else to do...and I came across a program which seems to have come with my computer. It is called Sonic Recovery Disc Creator. When I bought my computer (from eBay) the buyer didn't give me a recovery disc. I asked him and he said he didn't have one. I want to make one with Sonic, but I am new to the world of recovery discs and creating them! Can someone please tell me, if I was to make a recovery disc, would the software I use backup every single file on my C drive, or just the image (.iso) or whatever it's called. If anyone has any experience with Sonic RDC, could they please tell me how to create one. I don't want to backup every single file on my C drive. I want a recovery disc just like a retail one.I gave as much information as possible, and if you guys need any more, I will be glad to give more details.Thank you to everyone who replies in advanced!

A:Creating a recovery disc?

Fire the program up and see, if it works.

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I recently upgraded my Acer 722 netbook to an 265GB SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. I was wondering if there was a way to create a partition for a recovery environment (just in case something happens). I have a system image of this pc saved, however I feel it would be best to also create a recovery partition.

Note: This does not have a CD drive.


A:Creating a recovery partition on new SSD

If the original hard drive reflected a recovery partition...and you cloned the drive...the new drive has such.

If you did not clone the drive...and your Acer disks don't reflect the recovery partition...then you have erred.

If you did a clean install of Win 7 with a license/disk other than that supplied by Acer...there is no need for a "recovery partition", since such exists only as a substitute for reinstalling Windows to the state that it existed when system was first purchased.

System Restore is the Windows function provided by Microsoft for system problems.

What you need to be doing constantly/routinely...is backing up your system.


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Iam Using Windows 7 Home Premium,having Intel core i5 processor and a Ram of 6GB with 500GB Harddisk..

I like make a recovery disc with all the software i installed on the C: Drive like the thirdparty installations also,..and this recovery disc is to be created in the HARD DISK itself with protection,..

Please suggest me any software, may be a paid one below 2000/-,. because iam a embedded developer with lots of IDE installed and its becoming headache for me to install all the software needed if anything goes wrong..

A:Creating a Recovery Disc.

PC backup software | True Image by Acronis

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Jumping from Vista to Win. 10 so much is differnt and have a lot to learn...  But first..   I'd like to make a recovery disk.  I see some suggest a USB device over the DVD. I only have DVD disks handy right now.. What is the advantage of one over the other?   And if USB .. just a  regular flash drive with 1 T memory? I went in to create the DVD recovery disks but when I clicked create memory.. a box popped up asking me if I want this app to change my computer settings..    This is new to me...    Is this an issue or is it always Yes when you want to follow through with that so called "app" ?? I should also mention..  last time I created a recovery disk ( for the Vista in 2007 )  it never worked...  While making the disk it came up with an error...  and the same thing happened with an HP Pavilion desktop long ago.. but at that time HP sent me the recovery disks no charge...  the Vista laptop, though it works, needs recovery and I can't do a thing with it so it has to stay turned on 24/7 so I don't have to spend 3 hours trying to get it to boot. 

A:Creating a Recovery disk

Hi, There are many machines do not have Optical Disc Drive (CD/DVD drive) therefore the only way we can do: use USB. I myself perfer to use DVDs. No, we don't need 1T (TB ?), we only need a flash drive around 20 something GB BUT no 20 something GB on the market therefore we have to use 32GB flash drive. Windows 10 asks same question on many apps, programs and normally we click Yes. Regards.

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I am trying to create a recovery file on a 60 GB flashdrive. The HP software gets stuck "preparing the disk" and never gets past 0% formating the flashdrive. Eventually  Running HP Recovery Manager

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I have a Toshiba laptop that ran vista home premium, i installed W7 ultimate on the main partition, but still have the vista recovery partition...
I want to be able to "recover" back to the W7 installation.
what/is there a way to do this?

I have acronis true image version 11


A:creating my own recovery partition...?

Windows 7 has its own restore/backup capability. There's no need for a "recovery partition" that depends on OEM software, IMOMore Info....Still More .Louis

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I am trying to create a disaster recovery CD. I have a PC Dell laptop with XP (3) OS.

I can't find any instructions as to how this is done.

I have Norton Ghost (NG) 9.0 installed, and NG 2003 available. NG 2003 has the capability to create the CD but 'interfers with NG 9.0.

Help please.

A:Creating a Disaster Recovery CD

Use either one of the Ghost programs to make the disk - uninstall the other one if they're conflicting.

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I've done clean install of Win 8. At the very beginning of the installation I have deleted the hidden recovery partition hoping that during the installation process a new recovery partition will be created.
However that did not happen and I ended up with only one partition at the end of the installation with the Windows on it.
I did create a Recovery Disk on a USB drive ( took about 350MB of space on it) which of course can be used for booting up and repair/recovery should one day something go wrong.
However, I am not sure how to make a similar small Recovery Partition ( not the Restore/Refresh Partition) on the C drive so I can initiate repair process when C is not able to boot and my USB drive is not around.

A:Creating Recovery Partition

However, I am not sure how to make a similar small Recovery Partition ( not the Restore/Refresh Partition) on the C drive so I can initiate repair process when C is not able to boot and my USB drive is not around.
If you meant the "Windows Recovery Environment" which performs the "Automatic Repair/Startup epair" , "System Restore" etc, you don't need to do anything manually. Setting up "Windows Recovery Environment" is a part of standard installation process. Make sure it is working by entering the "Advanced Boot Options".
Also the same recovery functions can be performed by booting from the installation DVD.

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hi, I couldn't decide where to start this threat. Sorry for that.

I have an ASUS M6V notebook. I love the recovery system on it. There is a hidden partition in drive c called RECOVERY and 1.86 GB size. While rebooting I press F9 and a dos menu appears asking me to select an option. Maybe most of you know this system.

The main issue is that I want to use this system in my desktop pc. I created image by using norton ghost 14 and created a hidden partition. I copied the image to the hidden partition. But the last step is to create a menu in boot process.

Anyone knows how to create a menu like in notebook? (During boot process, I will hit a key like F9 and a dos menu will appear. When I select the option it will access the image in the hidden partition and reload the image file.).

Thx for all help.

A:Creating Recovery System

Any idea?

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