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How to create custom partitions with a recovery disk?

I got my Inspiron 3442 with Windows already installed on it having a single partition. I had to use the shrink feature to resize and create more partitions but they were not exactly I'd like them to ...
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Wiping a Hard Disk while leaving a message behind

I wanted to know if there was a method to wipe a hard disk, so that if someone tried to recover data, they would be greeted by a message that the wiper chooses. For instance, in this video the wiper ...
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Unable to select second HDD as backup drive Windows 10

I've got two drive on my desktop, a 250GB SSD with my OS, and a 4TB HDD for other files. When I go to Windows 10's settings to create a system image for recovery, it doesn't notice the HDD. I had no ...
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How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk [duplicate]

I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked ...
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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS ...
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Best practice for Win 10 (Home version) recovery, including license:

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. I'm not sure what the various recovery options will do in a disaster scenario. One option is to make a System Repair Disc, which I have done. It seems that this will ...
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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How to recover my photos,Video on my Memory(SD) [duplicate]

How to recover my photos,Video on my Memory(SD). I tried to "Recover" but it didn't work. Then and I tried some application. Thank you.
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Windows 10 System Image Restore Failed - The Parameter is Incorrect

I backed up my computer by using Windows Backup and Recovery System Image. I have been using this technique for years with windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I use a System Repair disc to successfully restore ...
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Need advice. Is it safe to recover 4TB of data from a 4.5TB drive using the same drive to put the recovered files in? (Recuva) [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted my 5TB storage drive (I got so angry with myself that punched the wall and broke my right hand over it) but luckily all the important files are still in "excellent" ...
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How many disk drives do I need for data recovery?

I have just lost 3 hard drives (displayed as uninitialized) at once for an unknown reason and I wonder how many disks I should buy for data recovery. Currently my thinking is: I'll never touch the ...
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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How to boot centos for recovery without monitor or DVD?

I modified the fstab to include the newly created partition, then rebooted. But the system won't boot, and I suspect it is due to incorrect information in fstab. My machine has no monitor, no working ...
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Vista Recovery Partition ERROR Cannot open C:\RECOVERY.DAT

until my last installation of Windows Vista (from the Recovery Partition) and Ubuntu, I was able to boot the Windows Vista recovery partition from the GRUB menu, simply clicking on the corresponding ...
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What would be the consequences of deleting a recovery partition

I recently upgraded my 64 bit HP laptop's OS from windows 8.1 to windows 10 via the official free online upgrade offered. This resulted in a recovery partition being created (actually a second one - ...
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New PostgreSQL Slave server ERROR - Timeline

I've started a new SLAVE PostgreSQL server set up. master: 192.168.100.1 slave1: 192.168.100.2 slave2(NEW SLAVE) 192.168.100.3 * NOTE: I run the pg_basebackup from another STANDBY SERVER. Not ...
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Three recovery partitions on Windows 10 laptop. Can I safely remove some of them?

Previously I had Windows 8.1 Single Language and upgrade to Windows 10 Home and after this upgrade to Windows 10 Education and now I have 3 recovery partitions. Could I safely remove some of this ...
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Problems with my LVM partition, showing wrong size and brings I/O errors on vgscan?

I have a volume group with 3 logical volumes. 1. lv is used for a virtual webserver, 2. is a old backup of lv 1 and the 3. is a storage volume. Now my first lv throws i/o errors and is no longer ...
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How to create recovery disk using only offline hard disk

I've put an SSD in laptop, a very slim laptop, which took some time to complete, replacing older drive, which works. Is it possible to create recovery disk, using only the older drive, which is now ...
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Recover Chrome history

Today I reinstalled my computer and I want to recover my history from before the reinstallation. I logged into my Google account and I checked my history, but there I found history only from my phone. ...
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How to “label” disk partition as recovery

I bought a new SSD which is smaller than HDD I had before so I had to clone only certain partitions. The partition that contained OS, then partition reserved for OS (100MB) and lastly the recovery ...
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Accidentally reformatted entire disk as ext4 [duplicate]

I had 4 major partitions on my computer, a 200gb windows 10 partition, a 200gb data partition, a 20 gb windows10 recovery partition and a 30gb ubuntu(ext4) partition. I made the 30gb partition to ...
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I have created a Windows 10 USB recovery drive. Do I still need to create a system image?

I have followed these instructions to create a USB recovery drive for my new Windows 10 machine. I would like to just have something where I can restore the original (now current) state of my ...
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Windows 8 recovery USB not booting

I created a Windows 8 recovery USB drive in preparation for replacing the hard drive in my Samsung NP540. When I boot from the drive, I get a screen reading: Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired ...
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Windows 8 install problems on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f221ea All-in-One Desktop PC

I'm attempting a fresh Windows 8 install on completely brand new SATA hard drive, purchased yesterday and with the official Recovery Disks that were sent to me by HP. I think I may have inadvertently ...
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Recover data after deleted and formated

Well I've searched on this site something equal to my problem and I didn't find any help... Let's say I had a keystore.jks file on my %User/KeyStore/% (I was using Windows 8 by the way), then I ...
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How do I upgrade to Windows 10 if I have less than 8 GB free?

I have an ASUS X205TA with MS Windows 8.1. This has a 32 GB drive, but it also uses WIMBoot and has a recovery partition. I am unable to get more than 7.5 GB of free space. Microsoft offer a ...
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Can I shrink the recovery partition if my machine uses WIMBoot?

My machine (ASUS x205ta) uses MS Windows 8.1. It also uses WIMBoot: Identifying drives that use WIMBoot. Windows Image File Boot (WIMBoot) Overview. The recovery partition is 10 GB. The installed ...
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Data Recovery form Flash Drive

I would need to know if there is a way how to get data from death flash drive. When I have flash drive pluged in during pc boot it freeze. When I booting without flash drive I get to boot menu, when ...
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Chuwi hi8 stuck on Intel Inside logo

I hope that I am at the right place to ask this question. Yesterday, when I tried to install xposed framework, everything works well until reboot. It's stuck on intel inside logo now. To not be ...
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Is the recovery drive (flash usb drive) from Windows 8.1 enough to restore a full windows installation, even if I install Ubuntu on my laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire Switch that I would like to try to play with Linux, but I would like to have the possibility of reverting to Windows if the Linux becomes really unusable (driver problems). I've ...
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Bootcamp interrupted while installing Windows 7, Now I couldn't find the partition.

I tried to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp assistant. Bootcamp interrupted while installing. It created a partition, but now the partition is missing. I have pasted the diskutil list result below ...
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Corruption of .pst Outlook Files with Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 crashes about once a week. I can usually resolve this by running the Outllok Inbox Repair Tool. I make a copy of my .pst every two days for security. Outlook crahsed this morning, I have ...
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Go back to Windows 7 from Windows 10 from unaccessible recovery partition

I recently got a computer with a Chinese Windows 7 Home Edition (live in China) version installed on it. Said computer has a "Recovery" 10GB partition. Model : Dell Optiplex 9030 AIO (All-in-One). ...
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How can I replicate the “dpkg recovery”(shown in Recovery Mode) from Terminal Emulator?

After seriously messing with my LinuxMint 17 installation, I was unable to log in. So I went into recovery mode, where I chose dpkg recovery option. It informed me there were some broken packages and ...
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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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How to recover data and partition after diskpart clean

While installing Windows 10 from the Repair Tools command prompt, I ran clean command by mistake on the whole disk, so it becomes a single 465GB partition. Previously, it contained four partitions. ...
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TOSHIBA Qosmio X770 Recovery doesn't work anymore

I bought some years ago a Toshiba Qosmio X770 PSBY5A-04T01W which comes with Windows 7 home premium. This laptop is the version which supports only 8 GB RAM, no 3D technology. I've been using it as ...
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How to delete Microsoft Edge recovery files

I found out that when I closing Microsoft-Edge from C# code (Process.exit()). Edge save all the tabs that were open in a recovery files located in: ...
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Creating multiple Windows 7/8 system recovery drives on one external USB drive?

When I'm creating a system recovery drive, it always warns me that "everything on the drive will be deleted". I need to create recovery drives for 30 computers, and I have a 1 TB USB external hard ...
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Recovery of an old SATA Drive Data and Boot? [duplicate]

My old (6+ years) HP tower computer was not booting: After BIOS, the message (SMART?) was like: 'Hard drive failure imminent. Backup...'. Upon pressing F2 to continue, Windows 8 logo just hanged. So ...
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How to undelete a directory on btrfs multi-disk volume

I'm new to btrfs and have an issue. I originally posted this as an answer on an identical question but i have been told that I'm supposed to ask it again. First things first. I have exhausted Google ...
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Can I mount a partition as a CD-ROM/DVD Drive?

I made a 3GB FAT32 (because UEFI) partition on my SSD and copied the Ubuntu install files to it, with the intention of it acting as a recovery partition if something happened to my data, although it ...
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Can I use the System Checker Tool on Command Prompt on Advanced Options

I have a infinite loading problem.Windows 10 can boot, I can see Windows logo but it is not able to install successfully. I'd like to use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted ...
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Niether start-up repair nor system recovery works on Advanced Options

I think since I unplugged the computer while it was working, Windows 10 does not start up successfully again. When I boot, I see Windows 10 logo and then it turns to be black screen where dots are ...
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Windows 10 volume converted from MBR to GPT, how to readd recovery command line console?

I decided to do what you're not supposed to do and convert my MBR install of Windows 10 to GPT. I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 for the conversion, it worked fine, and I managed to get boot ...
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Firefox: How to recover deleted bookmarks?

When organizing the bookmarks in my Firefox browser I had a folder highlighted and hit Delete by mistake. How can I recover the folder? NOTE: It's too late to hit Control + Z, and the bookmarked ...
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Lost user files when upgrading windows. How can I recover files? (windwos.old folder did not capture other user accounts)

Due to an issue with booting, I had to reinstall windows 7 over an existing windows 10 installation. I chose the option which allows you to keep your old windows files through the windows.old folder ...
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Can't open recovered image files

My portable 2.5 hard drive just stopped being recognized by Windows. It was still visible as RAW, so I used a recovery software. It recovered a lot of files (I had a lot of pictures on it), but I ...
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Will doing a restore with Dell Backup and Recovery re-partition my Hard Disk to Factory State?

I'm thinking of using the Dell Backup and Recovery Software to restore my Laptop to factory settings. Thing is, when I got the laptop, it had only a C and D drive. I've created 2 more drives and ...