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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 ...
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Can't boot Windows 8, can't boot from USB installer

I'm having all sorts of problems with my PC. It's custom-built so I didn't expect to have UEFI/Secure Boot compatibility issues but I think that's what's happening. I have a Windows 8 Pro ...
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Restore windows 7 using system image

I made a system image only to the C drive, when I choose a recovery using system image from the repair your computer option on boot, will it format the entire hard disk or only the C drive ?
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Where to find clipboard history Ubuntu 14.04

I have deleted something but I had copied before. Ctrl+v shows only the last copied text. I tried to install diodon and cliplt. As I understand they start to archive some history of the clipboard. But ...
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Can I use Windows Recovery Environment and a Windows 8 DVD image to restore my Samsung Series 9 notebook to OEM condition

What happened so far: I decided to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Series 9 notebook. Here's my current partition table: . As you can see, I kept most of the recovery partitions. I did not change the ...
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Is it possible to recover ext4 journal state before inode corruption?

First of all I'll describe my situation: I decided to make some partitions cleanup, resize, etc (not creating damn backup). Then I wanted to shrink filesystems, so I closed computer and booted some ...
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FreeNAS recovery or safe reinstall

My FreeNAS crashed recently, without any warnings whatsoever. Now it's stuck in the F1 boot screen. It did work for a few months without any problems. When I was busy setting up the OS, I couldn't ...
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DDRescue - Did I do the wrong command which is causing it to take longer then expected

I am running the following command on a 500GB drive: ddrescue --force --direct /dev/sde2 /home/backups/sde2.img sde2_logfile.ddrescue However, the time has been almost 24hrs and all it has done so ...
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Is it possible to recover data after disk' gpt to mbr conversion?

I tried to install windows that requires mbr system to a gpt system. I converted gpt to mbr using diskpart utility. After it all my logical disks disappeared and only one (with total amount of space) ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted/canceled meetings in Outlook 2013 calendar? [duplicate]

While trying to remove recurrence of events, I accidentally deleted the meeting requests (sent by others) and canceled the ones (created by me). I want to recover those items. How can I do that?
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Can I use recovery disks from one computer to upgrade my other computer?

I have 2 computers. One is running XP and the others Windows 7. Can I upgrade the old XP with recovery disks from the Windows 7 computer? Thanks.........
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Recover deleted files Raspberry Pi [duplicate]

Yes, I know I should've had a backup, but I accidentally rm -rf'ed a folder with some files I need in it. It was in the home directory, I shutdown the Pi as soon as I realised. Is there some file ...
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Backup new Windows 8.1 system after upgrading from Windows 8

I have this HP Ultrabook which came with Windows 8 pre-installed. It had (OS)C:\ and (RECOVERY)D:\ Partitions. Now since I have upgraded to windows 8.1. The D:\ RECOVERY partition doesn't make any ...
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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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recover outlook contacts 2013 is it possible?

I have searched for guidance but to no avail... Please help. Win 8.1 has failed and I have only "command prompt (DOS) and a 4 gig memory stick to recover data. I can not see the directory in dos that ...
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Recovering a corrupted text file from a USB drive in Windows 7

I've got two quite important .txt files on a thumb drive that seem to have become corrupted. One has been interlaced with parts of another document, and the original content reduced to gibberish ...
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File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...
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Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
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Windows 8.1 “Reset your PC” option VS HP recovery managers “Factory reset”.

So heres whats up- i have a windows 8 laptop (HP envy m6) and i want to just do a fresh install- but when i try to use the recovery partition and recovery manager stuff (all to do with HP) and after ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell inspiron 15. It came with windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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set custom refresh wim as default - windows 8.1

I have an custom refresh wim file that is located on a different (recovery)partition (R:) how can you link it to the refresh button in windows 8.1 ? i tried : recimg /setcurrent R:\Refresh ...
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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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Exchange 2007 Recovery

I've been given the task of restoring all user mailboxes from a broken Small Business Server 2008 installation. The installation is a Hyper-V from another machine and all I have access to is the ...
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Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...