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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Recovering partitions from a Windows 7 NTFS drive HDD drive that was inserted into a NAS and set with new, Linux partitions

I had a netbook with NTFS formatted SATA HDD. There was Windows 7 installed inside. I ejected HDD from netbook and inserted to QNAP TS-212P NAS enclosure to copy all contents of netbook’s HDD ...
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Deleting file in Active@ Undelete

I am using Active@ Undelete 9.5.59 to recover a folder that disappeared from my SD card. After performing a scan on my SD card via Active@ Undelete, I've found the folder. But Active@ Undelete don't ...
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Moving/removing second recovery partition

So, I'm in a bit of pickle. I have installed Windows 8 (UEFI mode) onto my 120GB Samsung 840 Evo, and then immediately upgraded to 8.1, since 8.1 would not accept my Windows 8 key straight away, and ...
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What happened to my computer, and what are my recovery chances?

Today I was just using my computer as normal when it froze. Restarting, it froze on the windows logo (As in startup). Restarting again brought me to the "Windows failed to start" screen, where I tried ...
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Recovering corrupted java script file

I had a flashdrive that went corrupted on me and i had to resort to data recovery software to get all of my work back. All went well except this file that i NEED. recreating this file would be a ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Can restore Windows system image because of bios/efi issue

I have an "EFI" image of a windows 7 drive. The machine that it came off of uses linux now, but I have another machine, both Dell laptops, that can use this image. Both machines have UEFI, and I have ...
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Recovering RAM data from a frozen PC using a ColdBoot attack

Initial Question: How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen. I removed my question from that topic to post here per request. This article is a how-to tutorial on using a ...
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How to create factory recovery hd on Asus laptop

I've purchased an Asus K550CC (i5), and it came with windows 8 pre-instaled During a few months i tried to get along with win 8, upgraded to 8.1, less pain.. but.. Gave up metro and reinstaled Win7.. ...
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Is my Recovery Partition empty?

I have Sony VAIO VPCF115FM laptop with a 500GB spinning hard drive. The hard drive is the OEM drive. Under Computer Management-->Disk Managaement, I can see that there is an 8.66 GB Recovery ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...