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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 ...
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SD memory card recovery - CRC error

I need to recover important photos from an SD card. I was taking pictures with a nikon D90. When I went to put the card into a computer (tried two machines), it did not recognize the card. The drive ...
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How can I recover deleted files in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I deleted a few hundred files using del /S. My backup failed, and I need to recover as many of these as possible - preferably without taking the hard drive out and using another machine. The ...
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How do I reconnect my account to a domain if there is no domain controller?

I had a Windows 7 machine with one account connected to the office domain. I moved abroad, carrying my Windows 7 machine, and the office disappeared. However I still was able to login locally in my ...
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How to recover my computer to intial state?

I have Lenovo G560 with Windows 7 Home basic. I used Onekey Recovery the last time I was recovering my system to initial state but now it is not going to recovery environment when I click on the ...
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USB recovery: error 0xc000000f

I'm trying to reinstall Windows on my Surface Pro 3 with a USB recovery drive. I have downloaded the required files from the Microsoft website ...
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My USB has my stuff in it but it says it's empty [duplicate]

Yesterday my USB was working 100% fine before I went to college yesterday. I added some new files to it, took it to school, plugged it into my teacher's computer, and nothing shows up. It says it's ...
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WHS 2011 with Drive Bender

My client PC with Win 7 failed with an unreadable SSD. I attempted recovery (after replacing SSD) using WHS 2011 recovery CD. The recovery program gets to where I choose the file version to restore, ...
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windows recovery disk image; on OSX

Found many variations on this question, but not the answer for exactly this. Maybe my google-fu sucks, but: I have a Windows 8 USB recovery disk, created on a Windows 8.1 machine. I also have a Mac ...
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Recover data from deleted Macintosh HD partition from linux

Sad story. Accidentally i remove my single partition from my macbook. It was done from recovery mode. Recovery partition is also gone :-( now i have only option as internet recovery, it will ...
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Dead Partition Recovery?

I have a hard drive that seems to have lost it's partition. Everything is wanting to just recover "RAW" data which, if I understand RAW data accurately that does me no good as I need to recover the ...
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Make recovery disks from the recovery partition

I've got an HP Pavilion a6500 which I need to recover. Research said that recovery disks could be made from whatever Manager, but I tried that and it told me that I already have recovery disks. I ...
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Delete Windows-RE partitions

After an upgrade to Windows 8.1 in my dual boot system with Arch Linux, my Partition Table contains three partitions of type "Windows RE" (numbers 1, 6 and 11, see the output of gdisk -l /dev/sda ...
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Windows 7 failed on my Lenovo x220 laptop; how can I upgrade the BIOS now?

My Windows 7 x220 Lenovo laptop stopped working today. When I searched online for the error message, I saw that Lenovo is referring to a recent BIOS update. The problem is that the laptop doesn't boot ...