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How to access OS X recovery mode when I lost the password?

I did not write down my new password after changing it. To reset the MacBook Pro with Mavericks I tried Recovery HD by holding down ⌘ Cmd-R at restart, but all I get is a lock with a white line window ...
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Changed file name and lost editing--can old version of file's previous name be recovered

I was highlighted text in a document that is a foreign language. I finished marking where I needed to get clarifications, and changed the file name (not 'save as' a new file name, but I changed the ...
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Prevent Lenovo recovery to wipe out every personal data

So I have a lenovo T430s with a C and a Q partition. C is for system and Q is for recovery. My plan is to create a D partition with Windows disk management tool where I can save my personal data then ...
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Acer Aspire V5-571G Recovery Partition

I bought an Acer Aspire V5-571pg early last year. I remembered at the time that the C drive was too big. I normally have a large collection of data which I store in the E (data) drive away from the OS ...
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Windows 7 Recovery Disk not working

Ive been having a bit of trouble with my windows 7 Toshiba laptop computer lately. It started with my computer running slow one evening so I tried to restart it but when it started up, it blue ...
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Windows 8 and ubuntu dual boot chaos

I tried to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't know what I did wrong but it completely replaced Windows and all I have now is Ubuntu. I do not have a windows installation disk as Windows ...
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Corrupt RAR recovery

I have a damaged, password protected RAR archive. I've recovered it after the disk has been accidentally formatted. It has correct size as it had before format, I can open it using WinRAR and enter ...
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How to force a Windows service failure to test its recovery settings

Is there a way to force a service failure to test if the recovery method that was set up work's correctly? These are the settings in the Recovery options and I would like to test it. i doubt simply ...
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Boot Failure. Recovering Native VHDX Boot in Hyper-V on Windows 8

I am trying to restore my old VHDX with a Windows 8 RTM setup on it. The problem: I get the Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot devices or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device message ...
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excel protected sheet keeps crashing in windows 8

An excel file was created in 2007 version ( .xlsx) in Windows XP. A new PC with Windows 8 was installed and all old files and folders were transferred. The folder is shared in the network so that ...
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Import saved email into IMAP folder

I accidentally deleted an email and then mis-clicked on it in the trash folder, deleting it permanently (Mail on iOS). I managed to log onto another machine with an open IMAP client (Thunderbird) and ...
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Mac Mini fail on install fresh copy of maverics

I tried to install fresh copy of OSX Maverics on mac mini. I restart my pc hold option+r and erase the HD and i go to install fresh copy of OSX but won't give me to download for a long time there was ...
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Recover the text from a notepad dump file

I was typing in notepad I then clicked save and it hanged so I went to task manager and clicked on the hanged process of notepad.exe "Create Dump File". I never got to save my .txt file ony the .dmp ...
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Win7: Black screen with cursor

Now I'm trying to recovery a laptop of our developer. So it's Asus X53U-SX197D, early I've installed GRUB2 to recovery Ubuntu 14.04. Now win7 don't starting normally. Of course, task manager don't ...
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How can I create a recovery drive for Windows 8.1?

I just installed Windows 8.1 on my computer. I am trying to create a recovery drive. I click start, type "recovery", hit "Create a recovery drive". I click next once, and this is what I see: We ...
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Problems with BitLocker Recovery Key

I locked a pen-drive about 6 months ago and went and lost it. It didn't have anything on that was important at the time so naturally, I forgot about it. I've just found it again and i'm in need of the ...
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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Windows 7 System Image Recovery: netsh error “The interface is unknown”

Trying to recover a Windows System Image from a Network Drive on a NAS. I clicked System Image Recovery tool from the Windows 7 System recovery Options dialog on startup The Selected "Select a ...
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Where do I get a recovery media for WHS 2011?

Where do I get a recovery disk for the client to restore from a WHS 2011 backup? Current Solution: Now I've found my recovery disk (CD). I made the following observations: My CD drive seems to be ...
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mac OS 10.5.8 I deleted chrome and cannot open new version can I get the older chrome back?

chrome for this os 10.5.8 was deleted from applications and replaced with new version of chrome which will not open. Can I restore the old version of chrome?
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BIOS Recovery for Lenovo Ideapad U410

I'm stuck while trying to recover an corrupted EFI / Insyde BIOS. Right now the laptop is in a state, that when the power button is pushed, the computer turns on and immediately off again. I ...
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Recover RAID 5 with 2/4 failed drives

This Sunday one of my personal RAIDs disks failed. Stupidly, I thought, whatever, that's what I have a RAID for, I'll get a new one to replace it tomorrow. Barely two hours later it starts beeping ...
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Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling windows

Lost assassins creed save progress by reinstalling Windows system. Any idea how to recover it ?
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HP recovery discs theory

I had a problem with my computer which required me to restore it with Recovery discs. However, HP were planning to charge £50 for them to be shipped. I opted out and a friend had a copy of Windows 8.1 ...
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how to recover deleted ubuntu partition in windows 8 disk management

I accidentally deleted the ubuntu home partition in windows 8 disk management. Now I cannot boot into ubuntu. Is it possible to recover my data, document folder? Thank you
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Windows recovery USB doesn't work

I have a USB memory stick with Windows 8 (which I've successfully used before). When I try to use it for a full reset it complains that a required drive partition is missing. I assume it refers to the ...
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HP dv6930es bios upgrade fail

Days ago I was upgrading the bios but a restart fails and now the laptot doesn't starts. When I plug the battery charger the connector lights turn on... but nothing else is running in the laptop. I ...
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Unable to unlock BitLocker even with recovery key and password

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I recently installed a fresh copy of the above OS. I have an external hard drive that I just unplugged from my computer while I did this. I have the recovery key and ...
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Any way to read the dead external storage?

I have managed to gather a huge collection of dead storage disks (USB drive and external hard drives). Some of them are my own and some of them from office. They have all completely stopped responding ...
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How to Extract Images from a Single File

I had an old CD (full of Jpeg pics only) which was unreadable, I made an ISO file of it and extracted the ISO file with IsoBuster. The result was a single Jpeg file with 100 MB size. I know that means ...
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Is there a way to recover unsaved Photoshop files?

I was a complete dumbass who somehow managed to close photoshop without saving, not it crashing. Every ask I've come across is about what to do if it crashes, so, is there a way to recover an unsaved ...
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Data recovery on a disc image

I have a destroyed partition table on a disk. To not destroy more while trying to repair I like to test recovery first on a full disc image created with dd. Especially I have to create a new logical ...
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How to make a bootable recovery partiion(s) for multiple OS (Linux, Windows…)

I'd like to create a recovery entry in my Bootloader (GRUB in this case). For this I have to create a bootable recovery partition for Linux (say Mint for example) and another for Windows 7 on my ...
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Boot from Recovery partition in Sony Vaio Laptop with no imagex

I have visited more and more pages in internet and read lots of solutions but no one solved my problem. I have my 10 GB win7 recovery partition in my Hard Disk but when I press the F10 button it was ...
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Virus forces system re-install. Can I save essential documents to transfer to clean operating system?

As the title indicates, I have some virus issues and have read on this site that the best course of action is to re-install my OS. I am an unsophisticated user and, as a result, have no backup of my ...
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Boot custom linux up by pressing Lenovo OKR button?

I have a Lenovo Y510p laptop and I'm a Linux user, use Windows only for gaming. The device had no OS when I bought it and I also installed an SSD besides the 1TB hard drive. I would like to "hack" ...
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“Recover” Windows 8.1 After Switching to Linux?

I have a couple of laptops with Windows 8.1. I'd like to make one of them a Linux machine. I'm debating different ways to go. I know I can use a live CD, create multiple boot-able partitions, or use ...
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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Recovering a partition table with testdisk

I'm trying to recover a partition table with testdisk. The disk contains a dual boot Windows 8 along a Linux OS. The Linux install contains four partitions: a swap partition, the / ext4 partition, the ...
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Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Hi ya'll. I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition. Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed ...
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SSD is not booting after waking up from sleep mode with low battery condition: Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

I've already found a way to erase the SSD and make it work again (http://askubuntu.com/questions/409684/image-or-reset-broken-ssd). But I need to find a way to restore my data. The data on my ssd is ...
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How do i get windows 8.1 to recognise my Recovery partition again and reboot to factory default?

Updated to 8.1 and want to factory reset.Windows now Cannot recognize my recovery partition and image location. any suggestions or commands to rectify this?
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Recover data from unresponsive PC using second PC? [duplicate]

Please forgive any ignorance I display in the course of this question. Is it possible to plug in a second machine somehow to an unresponsive machine to recover data? I'm very desperate right now and ...
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solid state drive data returning

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?
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Ubuntu Crashed my Windows recovery

I have Windows 8.1 installed Laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop. So, Inserted ubuntu bootable pen drive. It initiated a dark red screen like this: and nothing happened for more two ...
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Windows 8 re-install disk won't work with new hard drive

I bought a new Hitachi internal hard drive for my Sony Vaio SVE151J11M Windows 8 laptop as my previous one is fried, and they are the exact same model. I also had to purchase online a Windows 8 ...
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Recovery, copying partitions to external drive Win 8.1

I've got a Packard Bell/HP easynote TE. It's less than 18 months old, and all the signs are that the hard drive is on its way out. I didn't get a recovery or installation disk and after numerous ...
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Boot issues on windows 7 enterprise

I'm running windows 7 enterprise at mcdonalds. We we're given a recovery disk to restart our machine with. Our optic drive then stopped working. Ive tried burning an iso image of the file on to a ...
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Is a BCD generic?

I have 2 computers both running Windows 8.1 (updated from the Store), and one of them won't boot. Upon booting, I get this error message: Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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How to restore a recovery point on a windows 7 that won't boot

I was trying to analyze what was causing slow boot on my Windows 7 machine and installed Windows Performance Analysis Tools (following those instructions). After that I set it up for boot tracing ...