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The option to copy the recovery partition is greyed out when creating a recovery drive

I'm trying to create a recovery drive on Windows 8.1, but the option to copy the recovery partition is greyed out. I think the partition is still there, in disk management there are three partitions ...
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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How to recover data after doing DISKPART 'clean'?

I was trying to install windows 10 on my PC using bootable usb, when I came across this problem that I needed to convert the disk to GPT to install windows 10. So I searched online and came across a ...
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Recovery Asuspro P55VA

many thanks for your instruktion!!!!!!! thuring 3 nights if have faild to recover the asuspro p55Va from my thougter (my misstake was, i had formatet the hole disk (also the recovery partition) and ...
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How can I Recover deleted Whatsapp Images?

The day before yesterday I was browsing my Whatsapp images. Upon browsing them, I accidentally deleted one image that means a lot to me. 1)I'v tried Dr.Fone did not really work . 2) I 've heard that ...
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Installing Windows 7 over Windows 8.1

I have a Acer with windows 8.1 and they now own emachines, so, I have emachines Windows 7 system and recovery disk. Would it be safe to go over windows 8.1 with those disks to make that computer run ...
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How to Recover Lost Media Files (Photos, Music, etc) from iPhone 6 Device [migrated]

Do you know how to recover media files from iPhone 6? I lost my photos and music by some accident. Urgent!!! I hope get your helps! Thank you!
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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How to recover Files or get list of deleted files [duplicate]

I'm new to mac. Recently I deleted some of files using terminal. I run the command rm -rf sometext* on desktop but all files are deleted accidentally. Is there any command using which i can recover ...
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system recovery windows vista without a product key

I got the "this copy of windows is not genuine" error message and tried to do a pc restore. Now, it is asking for the product key but it became unreadable by rubbing off of the bottom a long timer ...
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Windows 8 recovery failures

I am asking a question here because I have finally come to the end of my tether on this issue. I have a HP pavilion PC running windows 8.1. The hard drive had become damaged and no option on the ...
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Stuck in xmonad with mod key not working - how to recover?

I am trying NixOS, and have a problem with fairly basic configuration. Basically, I experimented with xkboptions in configuration.nix, and lost the xmonad mod key when I tried to switch alt and win ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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How can one recover a password from ExpanDrive?

ExpanDrive lets a user connect to volumes on remote systems, exposing them as a drive on the desktop. For ease of use, one can have ExpanDrive remember the passwords, so that at login everything is ...
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Raw reading USB mass storage or SCSI

Wife's USB HDD has a slight issue where a folder refuses to open (NTFS filesystem). I have been able to image the drive with Linux but for one sector (sectors are 4096 bytes). Reading that sector ...
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When booting my computer all I get is a black screen with a blinking underscore

My computer (laptop) has dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14 (14.10 I believe). Yesterday everything was working fine. I was on Ubuntu and I wanted to move PlayOnLinux to another partition to have ...
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How to open password protected docx? (Word 2007)

I've tried doing the unzipping thing, but it won't work. It says "The following file could not be unzipped or is not a valid Zip file." I've tried using the word password recovery but since I haven't ...
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Recover Windows 8 from recovery partition without OS

I have tablet with originally came with 'Windows 8 with Bing". I deleted the OS, but recovery partition is still present. I tried but with a different edition of Windows (e.g. core or pro) can't ...
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Problems making recovery work on Windows 8.1 EFI - recovery partition in raw (data still accessible)

My problem started with a failed migration from HDD to SSD. I created the copy which should work without problems, but the SSD was somewhat incompatible with my setup (drive visible in BIOS, but not ...
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Recover broken MySQL database after setting Windows back to an earlier date

Yesterday after a driver update my Windows crashed and I got a BSOD right at startup so I didn't had a choice I set Windows back to the last working point but sadly my last working restore point was ...
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Windows is working fine but still booting into recovery partition on startup

I just did a factory reset of my computer using my Acer recovery disks. The reinstall of Windows 7 went buttery smooth, but afterwards, even though I am able use Windows just fine, everytime I boot up ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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How to restore a user on my pc?

So, I just unchecked "Users must enter a user name and a password to use this computer" in User accounts accessed by Running control passwords2 and it deleted all of my other user accounts. Why is ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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Unable to format,'The system cannot find the file specified'

I've just bought a USB drive however i had some problems with it as soon as i started using it. At fisrt all of a sudden Windows would just lose the "communication" with it, stopping any task it was ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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Recover /var/lib/mysql file after reformat/reinstall

My server would not boot, so I have repartitioned and reinstalled Ubuntu. Afterwards I found out that my MySQL backup script has not been working for the past 5 years. This was an ext3 filesystem. I ...
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Boot from Windows recovery image in VirtualBox

I moved from Windows 8.1 to openSUSE a while ago. Before doing so I made a full system backup image using the native Windows utility for it. Ultimately it created, amongst other things, 3 vhdx files ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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Recovering a file using WinHex

I am looking for a very small lost file which was replaced by another one having exactly the same name and size, I do not know if the original file was physically overwritten or not,it is related to ...
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Recovering deleted files from a ghost image

Let’s suppose that we have ghost image file taken from an old hard disk and we want to burn it to a new empty hard disk. The question is: Does the ghost image reflect exactly the original hard disk ...
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Changing Harddisks and recovery media

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad whose hard disk has started giving errors (but still works). Lenovo is replacing the HD under the 3 year warranty. However, they say the OS and data is my baby, they have ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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Recovery of a lost word document

I was writing in Word and saved a file. Using the same document, I erased what I had and wrote something different, but instead of saving it under a different name, I hit the automatic save button. I ...
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How can I fix a choppy video (that has no codec or media damage)?

I have an old video that has been copied from a DVD. The DVD failed during the reading, and both the video and the audio got choppy/lagged, with hundreds of small "stops". However, there is no ...
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Recovering Windows 8 using only a Recovery partition

I have an Asus N56JR, where the Windows 8 recovery information is stored on a partition called Recovery. Normally, one does a system restore by pressing F9 on startup, which will boot a recovery ...
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How to recover a replaced file via FTP? [closed]

I’m developing a website, and I replaced a file (.css). I did it wrong. How can I recover this old file? I only have FTP access.
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What is the recommended mininum “backup” for a new Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop with no backup media? [closed]

I've got a new Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop for one of my daughters. I'm trying to decide what the minimum backup I need to do is considering that it has not Windows CD or Windows CD Key. I don't care ...
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Copy Contents of Recovery Pen drive to HDD

So, I bought a laptop with Win 8.1 I Created a recovery Drive using a 8 GB pendrive I had. So My doubt is: 1. Does this recovery is like a Factory reset? I mean without the softwares I installed? 2. ...
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Default location for storing bitlocker key

I messed up big time. I had one of my drives encrypted using bitlocker. I remember that I haven't copied the recovery key to a usb device. Now I also have forgotten the password since I didn't used ...
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How do I delete a windows 8 recovery partition that won't delete through command prompt

I need to delete that nasty recovery image partition which is taking up my space as I moved my windows and recovery drive to different hard disk It won't delete (when I right click it says nothing ...
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How to get around Chromebook recovery media creation error “download interrupted”

Every time I try to create recovery media, it gets to 93% and then fails with "Download Interrupted"
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Data Assignation Tables vs. actual HDD location values?

This is my first post to any of the 136 SE website's and I just wanted to say how much I value the community and the information. I Apologize ahead of time if this is a duplicate. I spent a fair ...
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May I now delete the system recover folder?

I have successfully used system recovery on my desktop. I put the folder on an external hard drive and then put it back on my hard drive. May I now safely delete the folder from my hard drive. ...
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Hard drive failure? Can't use recovery. Diskpart & Wmic inconsistencies

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet (64 GB) with Windows 8.1. One day, it started to fail at boot screen (it gets stuck at the first boot screen with Acer logo). Firstly, I tried to use a ...