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Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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Can I copy my Windows recovery partition to a usb and boot from it?

Of course it's not quite this easy, but are there steps for doing this sort of thing? It's a long story but I was dual-booting linux and had a system meltdown of sorts. As such, my Windows bootloader ...
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Windows Recovery Boot folder empty

I just install Ubuntu and I'm having problems booting into any operating system. I'm currently on the live USB and I was looking around on the hard drive. There is a partition called ESP which has a ...
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Windows 7 x64 bit system suddenly ceases to boot properly

When I attempted to start up my workstation today, I was faced with a problem; My operating system simply wouldn't boot. I turned on the system, the BIOS screen showed as it usually does, and booted ...
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Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
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Does a recovery drive needs updates?

I bought a PC with Windows 8 installed. Later I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and made a recovery drive on an USB pendrive. Since then Windows 8.1 has got many new files with new updates. If ever I ...
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Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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Samsung NP365E5C-S02UB

I recencently pressed the restore option on my Samsung laptop NP365E5C-S02UB,and now when i turn on my laptop all i get is the samsung logo followed by a black screen. I am not very well educated ...
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How to re-install windows 8 for ASUS Ultrabook

I bought a S550CM Ultrabook from ASUS a few weeks ago. I tried to resize the partitions but it seems that I screwed up something. Now I can't boot anymore or use the recovery process / Reset to ...
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Can a Windows 7 disk repair Windows 8?

I expanded the C drive on a Windows 8 HDD and get a error message now saying that it is unable to boot. The OS was pre-installed and I forgot to create a .iso backup of the Windows 8 OS. Would a USB ...
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1answer
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Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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1answer
333 views

The recovery attempt has failed. After HP Windows 8 Recovery Media appears to load successfully

My Hp Envy Notebook hard drive failed I ordered the identical hard drive Samsung 760G 2.5" HDD and installed. Ran 3 hour diagnostics on the HDD all Passed no problems, ran MEM diagnostics all good. I ...
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1answer
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How to create bootable recovery partition to restore windows 7 partition as it is now

I have freshly installed and configured a Windows 7 laptop for a relative who will for sure get tons of malware, viruses, etc. over a short period of time. I would like to make a restore partition ...
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Cannot use recovery partition in order to reinstall Windows 7

TL;DR I want to reinstall the OS shipped with my Thinkpad, but I cannot get to install Rescue and Recovery; I cannot get to create a Windows recovery disk; I cannot get to restore the Windows MBR. ...
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Windows 7 Home Prem

In my laptop, I already have a Win7 original copy and the recovery partition in drive D. When I open D however, the system asks me to enter media in order to get my recovery. I entered USB flash with ...
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167 views

Boot up error Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8 on a Samsung laptop, and I am getting this message: All boot options tried. Press <F4> to recover with factory image using Recovery or any other keys for next boot loop ...
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1answer
400 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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1answer
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Windows 8.1 will not boot after upgrading from Windows 8 on my PC

I have not found a fix. After running the Windows 8.1 Update from the store my computer will not boot unless In insert my recovery USB drive and try to repair. (The repair fails.) However after I ...
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1answer
86 views

How to recover Win8 laptop from that will not boot

I have a Lenovo Twist running Win 8.1 Preview that came with Win8. If I did not create a recovery disc when I got my computer, is there still a way to recover it from a disc, and will this erase my ...
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How to boot to a second device if the first fails to boot

Image a system with 2 harddrives (non-raid). If the first disks fails to boot then the second should take over. I can do that using the bootsequence in the BIOS, but that would only work if disk 1 ...
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1answer
624 views

Dell Restore to factory state (windows 7, recovery partition)

I have a dell xps with windows 7 and I've been told that using recovery partitions is easier to do when you don't have an OS disc. So I backed up and booted to the f8 menu to select the restore ...
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Copy Windows 7 recovery partition to a bootable external drive

I would like to copy my netbook recovery parition to a bootable external HDD because two of my partitions were damaged including the partition which contained the Master Boot Record. I wasn't able to ...
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2answers
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recover original installed os list

I have a PC with Ubuntu and windows7 installed on it. Normally before booting, I'd get a list showing the two OS installation and let me chose what I want to boot into. However recently had issues ...
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how to fixboot and fixmbr on another drive

I have builtin SSD which I cannot detach before doing bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr So this commands result in fixing boot sector on builtin SSD not the drive i want. How to change drive for ...
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convert windows 7 to BIOS from EFI

So I got a new HDD, a larger one, and I want to transfer all my 7 stuff to that without having to reinstall. With doing my research I can do this by creating a system image. The only issue is my ...
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When creating a bootable USB drive with Tuxboot, error “the file does not have a program association with it for performing this action”

I was creating a bootable USB flash drive (of GParted) using Tuxboot on my Windows 7 x64 computer. I kept receiving the error during the "installing bootloader" phase: the file does not have a program ...
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x:\> drive, but no c drive - master boot unable to access disk.

I have a Vizio all in one which when I updated it to Windows 8 all went south. Can not boot. Used Norton recover tool, but it can not find the master boot record. In DOS, there is a x:> drive, no C ...
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2answers
864 views

Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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1answer
241 views

SSD is detected, but Computer doesn't boot from it anymore

Suddenly, without making any changes to my hardware, my notebook doesn't boot anymore. After the BIOS, the screen goes blank and the system just reboots with no error message. I have multiple OS ...
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Windows 8 - No OS files found on disk

I had a working version of Windows 8 but yesterday my notebook was crashed and became unresponsive so I had to make a reboot by its power switch. After that, I wasn't able to reboot the notebook: the ...
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2answers
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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Unable to boot into Vista recovery partition on Compaq notebook

I have a Compaq Presario C735ET laptop which is designed only for Windows Vista. There is not any driver for Windows XP or Windows 7 so I am stuck with Vista. Because I was not very happy with Vista, ...
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adding XP Recovery Console boot item onto another disk

I am familiar with how to add the XP Recovery Console as a boot option to the LOCAL active disk (c:), that is not a problem: winnt32.exe /cmdcons kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_rec.htm Question is, ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot up, only black screen and cursor

I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system, after upgrading to Windows 8 I uninstalled Ubuntu (deleted partition) and was getting a 'grub: no such partition' error. I tried fixing by re-installing ...
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Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode

My main HDD is failing to boot. (Neither Normal nor Safe mode). Single User seems to work. I can only boot from Recovery Mode or DVD. The scenario was the following: Computer was asleep (lid down). ...
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616 views

How to boot window from recovery partition?

Acer Service Center created recovery discs for my Acer laptop. And they also created a partition in which contains the data from recovery discs. I can see that partition from Disk Management inside of ...
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Windows Recovery partition unusable after Ubuntu 12.04 install on Eee PC 1005P

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 over the secondary (D:) partition with Grub2 handling multi-boot. Never accessed the 'Recovery' option in the boot menu until Windows7 Starter became unusable due to HDD failure ...
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1answer
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Boot mac from DVD. Recovery data

I've messed up my mac running OSx 10.4. I could recovery it if I can access the CLI (I've accidentally moved some files from root directory to another one --> this lead not to booting anymore, keeping ...
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How can I repair or install startup repair/system recovery after BCD corruption?

How should I go about repairing startup repair? Installing startup repair onto the hard drive, as if it was not originally there, would also fix this. In the hope that someone at a Windows-specific ...
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1answer
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How to determine why HP DataVault X510 WHS fails to boot?

I have a HP DataVault X510 Windows Home Server that does not appear to boot up any more. It turns on displays all three lights (power, network & health) for a couple of seconds then turns off for ...
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Fastest way to restore Windows 7's original MBR?

I have removed GRUB's partition, and I wanted to restore the original Windows boot part. WinToFlash failed again to make my pendrive bootable, thus I'm in a bit of a trouble now. I looked all ...
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Windows 7 not booting after failed SRT (SSD caching) install

This is a fairly new computer, only about a month old. i7 2700k, z68 motherboard, with a 1.5tb WD black HD, and a 128gb crucial M4 ssd. I followed the instructions for setting up ssd caching, the ...
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Windows 7 BSOD: Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

The motherboard in my old system died, so I moved the hard drive over to my backup system and now I'm receiving this error. I'm able to read the drive perfectly fine in the Recovery screen and it ask ...
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What does BCDEdit do?

My new Windows 7 installation fails to boot. At Microsoft support page, I found this howto (using the Windows 7 Recovery Disc): bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup C: cd boot attrib bcd -s -h -r ren ...
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Corrupted the hard drive after planned write of RAMDisk image to SD card went awry

I was trying to write a RAMDisk image to my SD card but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the RAMDisk image is about 7 MB (approximately 16000+ sectors) and it was ...
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recover hard drive after careless low-level section rewriting

I was trying to write a ramdisk image to my sdcard but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the ramdisk image is about 7M and it was written to the first sections of my ...
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Windows 7 Recovery

One day my computer was working fine and the next it won't boot properly. System Specs: Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD (Laptop), Windows 7 x64, BIOS 1.7, 4GB RAM I have gotten the computer booted ...
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Restore Windows boot from Ubuntu

I have a Macbook with triple boot based on rEFIt and custom-configured hybrid MBR. Recently I needed to resize partitions a couple of times (due to reasons which are not important to this question). ...