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Preserving Recovery Partitions

I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset ...
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Toshiba Recovery shows error: f3-f000-0018

My fiancées Toshiba Satellite computer had gotten a virus which won't allow her computer to start up past the windows flag. I used Toshiba recovery to reset it to factory defaults. After which I ...
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What is the difference of Recovery and Restore partitions?

I have an Asus U38N laptop. It is UEFI enabled and has Windows 8 as operating system. I noticed that it has both Recovery partition(900mb) and Restore Partition(20gb). I'm cloning the operating system ...
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Windows 8 - No OS files found on disk

I had a working version of Windows 8 but yesterday my notebook was crashed and became unresponsive so I had to make a reboot by its power switch. After that, I wasn't able to reboot the notebook: the ...
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How to restore data from a damaged HDD?

I have dropped my laptop accidentally. It had Windows and Linux installed along with GRUB, with Windows located at the beginning of the hard drive and Linux near the end. After that I couldn't boot ...
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extundelete does not finish its work

I need to restore a file on sda7 so I remounted ro und startet extundelete manuel@P5KC:~/recovery/RECOVERED_FILES$ sudo extundelete --restore-all /dev/sda7 WARNING: Extended attributes are not ...
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TestDisk - Recovered partition not mountable

First here's my Partition Table reported by fdisk. Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector ...
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How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
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What is this in my recovery partition?

From this video that I saw on creating a recovery partition, the contents of his recovery partition was a folder named WindowsImageBackup. This image is what is inside my recovery partition and this ...
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Large recovery partitions

Is there any good reason as to why factory restore partitions are generally much larger than they need to be? Examples I have found in my own experience: Dell XPS laptop Partition: 13.67 GB Used: ...
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ASUS UL30VT - starting recovery partition through console/command

Is there a chance to use or start the recovery setup through the cmd.exe? I booted with a windows 7 pro usb stick and entered the cmd. I can switch into c:\, which is the recovery partition. The ...
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how to resurrect unbootable windows 7

My wife's windows 7 is dead (sony vaio VPCEA3L1E). It cannot even allow the recovery console or safe mode. When the computer starts, it tries to boot windows and stops at a lovely blue screen. I can ...
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How to recover deleted profile in Chrome 14, especially bookmarks?

I accidentally hit this button... And it seems to have deleted all my bookmarks and everything, instantly, without confirmation. How can I get them back?
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HP recovery error after moving the partition with gparted

I bought a Compaq laptop that come with HP recovery partition. I moved the HP recovery partition with Gparted from an Ubuntu live CD, and when I wanted to boot this partition from grub2 option, I got ...
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Recover shift-deleted .hg or .git folder and its content in Windows 7

I've tried using Recuva, Undelete Plus, and some other tools. But it seems these tools are unable to find the content stored in .hg or .git folder, I can only recover .hgignore or .gitignore files. ...
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So I stupidly install newlib, and probably overwrote references to glibc. How can I recover glibc?

I forgot to set a make --prefix and I think it wrote to /usr/local/ by default and now I'm having all kinds of errors. I'm on ubuntu natty, what's the easiest way to resurrect glibc. I've tried to ...
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Cannot image Acer Iconia W510 with custom Windows 10 image

I am trying to image Acer Iconia W510 machines with a Windows 10 image we made. We have already successfully imaged a few dozen. About ten, however, refuse to take the image. They are currently on ...
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Can't Access Recovery Tools

I'm having issues accessing the Windows Recovery Tools on an Asus X551M laptop. First some backstory. The initial problem with the laptop was that it was stuck in an update loop. It died during the ...
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Windows Recovery Environment screen after attempt to upgrade to Windows 10

I made the mistake of trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 today. During the upgrade process, at about 80% completion, an error appeared stating a driver device error occured. That was ...
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Recovery on OS X without losing data

Today I installed Linux on my MacBook Pro 2011 after I installed MacBook boot directly on it. After with they option key, I booted on OS X v10.11 (El Capitan), and with gdisk. I tried to make it ...
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Recover lost files on external hard drive after scan and repair

I have a Seagate 1 TB external harddrive. I plugged it into my laptop and it said there was an issue preventing it from running properly. I clicked on the notification and it gave me the option to "...
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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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How to know if files cannot be saved anymore?

I posted this question on SO, and they told me to post my question here instead. Before anything else, I tried to see first if there is a tag for data recovery. I believe this question is appropriate ...
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C Drive Only Shows Recovery Folder

My mother's laptop recently upgraded to Windows 10 by itself. Machine is a Dell Studio 1558, which previously had Windows 7 Home on it. She's been running into some issues with the fan running hard ...
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Change default Office behavior to never prompt for recovered files

I know this is going to sound silly. I've got a bunch of users (self included) who end up with the list of "Auto-recovered" files upon Office app closure, and get the "would you like to save or ...
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How to create a recovery dvd from the recovery partition

I've got a laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 and the recovery partition. The laptop doesn't have a Windows Key sticker on it. I'd like to re-partition it and install Linux, and I don't want to keep ...
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Cannot start into Windows 7 Home Premium recovery

I tried to start my recovery drive but I cannot. I select the recovery option, I see Windows is starting. As soon as the progress finishes, my computer reboots. I can logon to my Windows without ...
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Can I create a custom recovery image for Windows 10 like recimg did in Windows 8.1?

One of my pet peeves with refreshing Windows 10 is that I always have to spend several hours reinstalling the software I need by default: Steam, Origin, Chrome, Uplay, 1Password, Skype, Office,... It'...
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How to setup Recovery Key or something similar for Two-factor authentication for Apple ID?

I have enabled Two-factor authentication for Apple ID. I want to create Recovery Key. On the page Frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID I read the following: If you ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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DATA recovery from external hard disk

I have an external 4tb hard disk and some time now, in order to be recognized from my pc ,I had to connect the usb two or three times ,some times even more. Some time now the disk is seen unallocated ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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Can I install windows again after I fully install Ubuntu on my windows 8 tablet

H I'm wondering if I install Ubuntu can I install back windows again to my windows 8 tablet lenovo miix or do I have to backup first then install Ubuntu sorry for English.
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Acer 4730Z Windows Vista Recovery Disk

as I tried to upgrade my Acer 4730Z Win Vista to Windows 7, the process failed and wants to recover the previous. Unfortunately my Recovery CD 1 is not copying completely and no where reached. Please ...
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can i restore/ repair dev, proc & sys? elastix on asterisk (Centos)

well my hard disk started to get bad sectors and began to fail.. so i had to take a image, tried the clonezilla. every thing was alight till i restarted y machine and then kernal panic! & the ...
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RECUVA conundrum

I needed to restore data on my 500 GB HDD after a (Vista) system problem occurred which forced me to reinstall my OS. After 66+ hours of processing, RECUVA (my recovery software) requested that I ...
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Recovering deleted Shadow Copies

This is the situation; *VSS has been disabled. *VS copies has been deleted, previously were deleted the restore points (i'm a Little confused about these two apparently different things). *Restore ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...