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unable to see windows partition from diskpart

I installed Opensuse 12.2 some months ago in a computer where there was Windows 8 but something went wrong and the windows EFI data in the windows partition disappeared. Now I'm trying to recover ...
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Can Windows XP Recovery Console load drivers from a USB thumb drive?

Must the drivers for Recovery Console be provided via a floppy diskette, or can I provide them via a USB drive?
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How do I fix a Windows XP bootloader error when BOOTCFG, FIXBOOT, and FIXMBR do nothing?

I recently replaced a faulty hard drive with two hard drives that I then raided (1) together and installed Windows XP on about a week ago. Since then, I have always received this error: Windows ...
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How do I reset the registry using the repair console in Windows 7?

I need to fix a Windows 7 machine that can only boot into Safe Mode. I cannot use a DVD or take out the hard disk, and there are no dates available for System Restore to restore to. With Windows XP ...
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Unable to use Windows XP Recovery Console when Administrator account has changed its name

I can't use Windows XP's Recovery Console, since I have changed the name of the Administrator account. Is there any solution?
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How do I open the Recovery Console for Windows XP?

I'm running BootCamp on my mac but the MBR needs fixing and I get this when I put in the XP disc: A screen should appear giving me the Install or Repair option, but the Repair option is missing. It ...
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Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I am getting this error when trying to boot Windows XP: Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM It further instructs me to ...
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How to fix “This disk doesn't contain a Windows-XP compatible partition”?

Previous Title How can I assign a drive letter with the Windows XP recovery console? I've read older post on this question but didn't help me to fix it so I'm asking it here again. I tried to ...
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Windows 7 Recovery partition present but no option when booting

On my Dell Studio XPS1645 I have a 14,65GB Recovery partition with WindowsRE on it. The problem is that I have no "Boot in recovery" when I press F8 on the boot loader (it's the standard Windows boot ...
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Windows XP Recovery Console and Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Triple Boot

No, this is not how a question on how to correctly install each three OS's on one hard drive, although that is what I plan on doing. Rather, my question is about the Recovery Console found on Windows ...
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Truecrypt and Dell Recovery Partition

I used Truecrypt to do a full disk encryption of my C:\ drive. Now I want boot into the Dell Recovery Partition (Ctrl+F11) to do a full system restore. However, I can't get into the Dell Recovery ...
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Recovering a missing XP NTFS partition when testdisk, chkdsk, mbrtool, mbrfix, fixmbr, fixboot all fail

I have an netbook hard drive that won't boot or be mounted and is refusing to cooperate in my debugging. There were two partitions on the disk, an Acer installed recovery partition and my main XP one. ...
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Customize HP Laptop Recovery Image

Is there any way to customize the image that loads when I do a system recovery?
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How to replace video driver from System Recovery Console

I ran into a situation where my Lenovo T410 shows just a blank screen, even without a mouse cursor. I've documented the issue in this question. I think that the issue, most probably, is caused by the ...
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How to copy windows recovery iso to usb in linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery usb? I'm trying to restore my windows bootloader after deleting ubuntu. I have windows 7 recovery iso ...
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Windows Recovery Console - forgot password

I upgraded to Windows XP SP3, which immediately "broke" the laptop - it never booted with SP3 on it. I put in the Windows XP install disk I had originally used to set up the laptop, and it ran for a ...
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Windows XP recovery console locks CD drive, even after restart!

Whenever I use my Windows XP SP2 installation CD that came with my Dell computer to use the recovery console, I have a problem. I understand that it's a bad idea to remove the CD while the recovery ...