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No “Reset this PC” option in Windows 10

When I go to Settings -> Recovery, all I see is "Advanced Startup". I don't see the "Reset this PC" option that's supposed to be there. I checked using computer management and I see there is a ...
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Is it possible to repair Win7 disk which is now seen as uninitialized by Windows?

After hibernation, which always worked without incident, the computer would not reboot. Instead it would flash the screen, go black, and repeat. When attached to another computer, the disk was seen as ...
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Cannot image Acer Iconia W510 with custom Windows 10 image

I am trying to image Acer Iconia W510 machines with a Windows 10 image we made. We have already successfully imaged a few dozen. About ten, however, refuse to take the image. They are currently on ...
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reagentc: Operation failed: 70

I have tried to apply this solution, but failed at the last essential step. After executing reagentc /enable I was punched by Windows with error Operation failed: 70. What can be the cause? I have ...
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Can't Access Recovery Tools

I'm having issues accessing the Windows Recovery Tools on an Asus X551M laptop. First some backstory. The initial problem with the laptop was that it was stuck in an update loop. It died during the ...
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Windows Recovery Environment screen after attempt to upgrade to Windows 10

I made the mistake of trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 today. During the upgrade process, at about 80% completion, an error appeared stating a driver device error occured. That was ...
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Deleted file not in recycle bin / Recovery options

I deleted some files from a different user account. I don't see the files in either recycling bin. When I right click on the recycle bin, I don't see the option to automatically remove files when ...
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Can I create a Windows 7 recovery disk on a dual boot system?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu from a computer running both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I understand that to do this, I need to delete the Ubuntu partitions on the computer and use a windows recovery disk. ...
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Hard Drive Unknown / Not Initialized - how to recover data?

I had a WD 2TB external drive which I transferred successfully to a USB 3.0 enclosure months ago. Then I moved and the drive has been packed away in the trunk of my car since. I just got it out as I ...
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Acer recovery management wont boot windows 10

My acer aspire e5 575g windows 10 recovery mode stopped working so i contacted acer about the problem and they sent me a 16gb usb drive with Acer Recovery Management on it. I tried it out to see if it ...
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Recovery on OS X without losing data

Today I installed Linux on my MacBook Pro 2011 after I installed MacBook boot directly on it. After with they option key, I booted on OS X v10.11 (El Capitan), and with gdisk. I tried to make it ...
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Recover lost files on external hard drive after scan and repair

I have a Seagate 1 TB external harddrive. I plugged it into my laptop and it said there was an issue preventing it from running properly. I clicked on the notification and it gave me the option to "...
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upgrade existing recovery partition to windows 8.1

I am using Lenovo G510 Notebook. It came with windows 8.0 recovery option and Lenovo One key recovery (OKR). I have upgraded my windows to 8.1 from windows Store. Now I want to update my recovery ...
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How to recover lost Microsoft Office 2013 Product Key after Windows 10 Reset PC

Although the Windows Lost Product Key question has been asked before, this is slightly different. I did 'Reset this PC' from Windows 10 Recovery without taking a backup of the system or files. All my ...
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Recovered video files are the same

A friend decided to clean up his external hard drive but found out he deleted media he didn't make any backups of. A company has recovered a lot of files but they were all broken. He asked me if I ...
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My Nas made a JBOD on 2 drives

Thank you for reading this message and helping me. Context: I recently had a NAS (DNS320L) that was faulty and I sent it back. It was a 2 bay NAS and I has a WD Green 1TB drive and a WD Red 4TB ...
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Partitioning scheme Windows 7

I want install Windows 7 Pro on new notebook with 500GB hard drive. The similar Dell notebook with Win 8.1 and 500GB HDD come with default partitions shown here. I just want use same sheme for my ...
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Using USB Drive for Multiple Windows Recovery Disk

I created a recovery disk of my laptop on a 2TB external hard drive. What I see is the recovery process leaves the un-used space on the external drive as un formatted which is not usable. I was ...
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Where is my 500GB?

I have a 500GB Windows 10 laptop. I have installed manjaro i3 on it. Everything was working fine but when I restarted my computer I saw this I booted archiso with UFI and list partitions(2) What ...
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Windows 10 error - Could not find the recovery environment

I recently bought my Acer Aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop, which came pre-installed with Windows 10. I want to reset it using the recovery partition, which I know it has because I see it in disk management ...
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Recovery partition for identical OS

I have a recovery partition installed and would like the ability to choose which OS to use the recovery for. There are 2 copies of windows 10 installed and one copy is a duplicate of the other. I was ...
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Use of Recovery USB Drive On Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 allows you to create a recovery drive with two options: 256 MB Recovery Drive 3-6 GB Recovery Drive What's the actual purpose of 256 MB Recovery USB Drive? Can't you already access "...
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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows [duplicate]

Internal hard-drive is completely fine. My Windows 8.1 don't reboot, it shows error that system32/winload is missing. When I try to install windows on other primary hard-drive (D:/), It completes ...
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How to know if files cannot be saved anymore?

I posted this question on SO, and they told me to post my question here instead. Before anything else, I tried to see first if there is a tag for data recovery. I believe this question is appropriate ...
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C Drive Only Shows Recovery Folder

My mother's laptop recently upgraded to Windows 10 by itself. Machine is a Dell Studio 1558, which previously had Windows 7 Home on it. She's been running into some issues with the fan running hard ...
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How to remove&recover password of protected PDF files? [duplicate]

i want to crack a password protected PDF document, anyone have ideas ?
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Change default Office behavior to never prompt for recovered files

I know this is going to sound silly. I've got a bunch of users (self included) who end up with the list of "Auto-recovered" files upon Office app closure, and get the "would you like to save or ...
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How to create a recovery dvd from the recovery partition

I've got a laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 and the recovery partition. The laptop doesn't have a Windows Key sticker on it. I'd like to re-partition it and install Linux, and I don't want to keep ...
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Cannot start into Windows 7 Home Premium recovery

I tried to start my recovery drive but I cannot. I select the recovery option, I see Windows is starting. As soon as the progress finishes, my computer reboots. I can logon to my Windows without ...
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Avoid undeleting corrupted/partially overwritten files

Recently I dealt with some computers infected by ransomware, with encrypted user files. My job was to either decrypt these files (if possible), or recover as much usable files as possible. That ...
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Windows 10 Pro Recovery Disk after upgrade from Windows 10 Home

I have upgraded my new laptop from Windows 10 Home Single Language to Windows 10 Pro through Windows store by paying $100.I did not get any Pro Product key but my laptop was upgraded using digital ...
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Can I create a custom recovery image for Windows 10 like recimg did in Windows 8.1?

One of my pet peeves with refreshing Windows 10 is that I always have to spend several hours reinstalling the software I need by default: Steam, Origin, Chrome, Uplay, 1Password, Skype, Office,... It'...
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Can't boot into Windows – How do I change a service using console?

I've a serious problem with my Windows 8.1 installation. It won't even allow me to enter the login screen (everything is black). I've installed Aero Glass for Windows 8 (www.glass8.eu) which adds a ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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How to setup Recovery Key or something similar for Two-factor authentication for Apple ID?

I have enabled Two-factor authentication for Apple ID. I want to create Recovery Key. On the page Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID I read the following: If you ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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DATA recovery from external hard disk

I have an external 4tb hard disk and some time now, in order to be recognized from my pc ,I had to connect the usb two or three times ,some times even more. Some time now the disk is seen unallocated ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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Deleted BOOTCAMP partition capacity went into Recovery HD

I am facing a weird problem and it is honestly driving me crazy! I had a bootcamp partition (80 Go) with Windows 7 installed for a while. I then tried to remove this partition using Apple's Bootcamp ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Revive 1/2 dead HDD? [closed]

I have an old 40GB HDD I got from someone. It appears to me as though it is half dead, but not completely. When I plug it in and power it up, it seems OK. When I try to access it, it just keeps ...
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Did I lose my data by converting HDD from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I tried to install Windows, which required an MBR disk instead of a GPT. I converted GPT to MBR using diskpart utility. After that all my logical disks disappeared and only one (with total amount of ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted external 1 TB hard drive [duplicate]

I have a corrupted external hard drive that I am trying whatever I can try myself to see if I can recover any data from. When hooking up the external drive to my machine via a SATA/IDE converter, I ...
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Windows 8.1 recovery make boot

I have notebook Samsung Ativ Book 8 and my OS(license) is not launching, F4 and other ways in "diagnostic menu" i have tried do not work. I have no "recovery disk", license key and restore points. ...
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How to get Dell's recovery image without having Windows already installed?

I have an Inspiron 7559-1264. I've tried to install several OSes of my choice to no avail. I want now to resort to the recovery image provided by Dell. The trouble is when I enter my service tag it ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Clustered SQL database requires full recovery mode?

The application we provide customers with requires an SQL database. Due to the nature of the application, we recommend the recovery mode to be set to Simple as it is not critical data that is stored. ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...