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Can I copy my Windows recovery partition to a usb and boot from it?

Of course it's not quite this easy, but are there steps for doing this sort of thing? It's a long story but I was dual-booting linux and had a system meltdown of sorts. As such, my Windows bootloader ...
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“Do you want to format it” Message when open partition

I can't open a partition on my PC that contains my projects and all my source code, since the PC powered off incorrectly, when I open it I found this message "Do you want to format it" the partition ...
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Windows Recovery Boot folder empty

I just install Ubuntu and I'm having problems booting into any operating system. I'm currently on the live USB and I was looking around on the hard drive. There is a partition called ESP which has a ...
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Windows Surface USB Recovery Drive

Ok so my friend lost her password to her tab and she cannot log back in to her tab, and being the leet haxor that I am, I know that the only way to refresh her tab and keep all her important course ...
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How to merge windows recovery disk images?

I have 3 Windows recovery disk images (.iso files). How do I marge then into 1 disk image so I can put it into my pen drive. I don't have any disks and don't want to buy anything. I try ...
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Is it possible and how to recover deleted/erased and overwrited data from hdd? [duplicate]

Windows8, 2.5" hdd, d:\ ntfs partition, file in need 9GB archive.pst Archive was deleted by mistake. Instead of recovering/undeleting that archive, we copied one from all mighty but very old and ...
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How to undo rm -r *? [duplicate]

So I wanted to wipe all data on a USB device. Thing is, I accidentally mounted /dev/sd**a**1 instead of /dev/sdb1 and accidentally deleted my Windows Recovery Partition. I ran this from Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64)

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the ...
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How to restore erased hard-drive data on Linux installation?

I would like to ask if someone know a way to restore my hard-drive data after erasing it while installing Linux Ubuntu? I just made a click by mistake and without a promt everything is gone now. I am ...
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OSX Mavericks: Restoring osx via recovery utility

OSX Mavericks. My OSX is corrupted and the only option appears to be 1: Reboot into recovery mode (Control+R) 2: Take the option to reinstall OSX. Q1: Does this leave all my data and ALL OTHER ...
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How to validate recovery partition for modifications?

I bought second-hand notebook (sony vaio ultrabook duo) with Win8 . I'd like to have clean system unaffected by malware. Which gives me two possibilities. a) Reinstall from new source - This way I ...
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Reduce required space for Windows 8 recovery partition

I want to make a copy of the restore partition on windows to an external flash drive. I have a 16 GB flash drive but using the windows Restore disk transfer tool it says that it needs 26 GB of storage ...
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Does the Lenovo recovery partition include the product key?

My SSD stopped working on my Thinkpad X220. I made a recovery USB from the recovery partition that was included with the laptop, but I don't have a Windows 7 system repair disc. I installed a new ...
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Windows 7 x64 bit system suddenly ceases to boot properly

When I attempted to start up my workstation today, I was faced with a problem; My operating system simply wouldn't boot. I turned on the system, the BIOS screen showed as it usually does, and booted ...
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Why did System Restore wipe out a complete desktop, and a lot of files on the primary partition?

The PC was running unusually slow so I thought I'd restore it to a few days back and see what happens. I put up system restore point to 2 days ago, that's 11th of May. And when I loaded Windows again ...
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Possible to find what HD space gets overwritten last?

Is it possible to put files into sectors of a HD that will be (over)written to very last? For example, if I have an HD with a hundred 1MB slots, I'm wondering if it's possible to know beforehand ...
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Creating 2nd recovery disk set HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx

I have just recently got a HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx computer second hand. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. The first thing I wanted to do was to create a recovery disk,but it seems as ...
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Is rm reversible?

On a Windows Server 2012R2 environment, is the PowerShell cmdlet rm undoable? The TechNet manual for Remove-Item states that it deletes an item (multiple types), but no specification about the ...
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Can't Boot into Recovery mode. Can't get past HP logo

Windows 8 HP. It goes directly into the HP logo. holding shift when restarting does nothing. Key combinations do nothing. How do you recover from this?
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Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
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Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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New domain overwriting old domain accounts

Somehow I don't like how I titled this but oh well. What happened is I got hit with the IE bug on one of my servers which just happens to be my Domain controller and AD. So unfortunately I was ...
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Does a recovery drive needs updates?

I bought a PC with Windows 8 installed. Later I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and made a recovery drive on an USB pendrive. Since then Windows 8.1 has got many new files with new updates. If ever I ...
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Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
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Grub4dos Recovery Partition

In many attempts to find a tutorial on creating a recovery partition many had only partly been what I was looking for. The closest I've found is this tutorial The problem I'm having with this ...
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cannot recover folder due to missing element

I just deleted a very important folder accidentally. The problems is, it can NOT be restored due to a missing Element ($R1XLWAK no longer in :\$Recycle.Bin) Shadow Explorer didn't work. Recuva says ...
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Where does Internet Explorer save the files which I have opened? [duplicate]

I opened an Excel file from Internet Explorer, worked on it for 2 hours and saved it. But now I can't find the file. The file was really important. Is there any way I can retrieve it? I'm using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't boot after setting up build-environment

I dual booted my PC , with Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 64 bit, I tried to set up build -environment on my Linux ... so I followed post 2 and post 3 from this thread I installed everything which ...
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How do I restore Windows 8 on an Ultrabook from the system recovery partition?

I've got a Sony Ultrabook that has a bunch of rescue partitions. One of them is around 15GB and I am very sure it contains a Windows DVD. The main Windows partition (C:) was formatted and I can boot ...
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Install Windows 8 from copy (not iso) of recovery partition

I have an Asus Vivoobook x202E which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I used both Ubuntu and Windows for a short while, but then it all went to crap and I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 instead, ...
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Recovering USB data [duplicate]

So a USB Drive I am trying to do a data recovery on has become rather problematic. It asks you if you wish to format the drive, so I performed a partition recovery using MiniTool. I then ran a ...
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Recovered text file is wrong decoded

I have a very very important text file that I accidentally deleted. I managed to recover it. Now, I cant read the recovered file and I don't know what happened to it. The file is here: ...
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Segmerntation fault when running extundelete on Ubuntu - what to do?

I have a partition raw image on which I am trying to run extundelete to undelete some files from an ext4 filesystem. Unfortunately extundelete exits with a segmentation fault. Is there anything I can ...
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rt-n66u - restore to factory settings

I have an Asus RT N66U router that has been hacked (I do not know how yet). The idea is that I have tried to access the administration panel with no success, also restoring to factory settings but ...
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Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...
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Encrypted hard drive with Bitlocker and the recovery and destruction of files

I have a 500 GB hard drive with Bitlocker I've encrypted it. But because I was a failure recovery, but because it was encrypted files were encrypted. Now there is a way to restore my files? If so do ...
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Windows 7 doesn't detect my WD Mybook after I accidentally initialized it

I accidentally initialized my WD Mybook external hard drive on my LG Smart TV, not popular with my spouse, can I recover the files from the hard drive?
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Will resetting Windows 8 to factory setting remove Dell recovery partition?

I'm performing a Windows re-installation on a Windows 8.1 desktop as it was plagued by this very annoying virus. The desktop is a Dell Inspiron which comes with a recovery partition and installed ...
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Recovering Partition on ext HDD deleted by Windows 8 Recovery Disk

yesterday I shrank my 1.5 tb ext hdd main partition by 30gb to create a new 30 GB partition where I was planning to create a windows 8 recovery drive. I have successfully created the recovery on this ...
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Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Windows 8 Image Recovery Disk Too Small

I had a 128GB SSD and a 1.5TB HDD in my Windows 8.1 computer. I took a backup by using the built in tools to create a system image on my removable HDD. I took the 128GB SSD out, put a 256GB SSD in, ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Can I recover from partiton without using F8 on Vista?

I have recently been hit by a pretty nasty virus/malware app and would like to do a factory restore. The problem I am having is that when I select the Repair option per F8 on startup I get to the ...
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Can I recover my files without software?

I used a PC with Windows 7 to move files from an external HDD to an USB flash drive, which I no longer possess. I've since used the external HDD. How do I restore these files? The files were moved by ...
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Create recovery partition on windows 8.1

I upgraded my nettop Intel Atom system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro. I'd like to have recovery partition on my PC, but I haven't. How can I create recovery partition on my computer?
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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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Recover directory *entries* in NTFS

I somehow managed to delete the root directory in a NTFS volume (I know... don't ask). Using ntfsundelete on Linux I can find a lot of inodes I can recover 100%. The problem is that I end up with ...
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I initiated decryption of my bitlocker drive from Windows 8 recovery prompt. Any indication how long it will take?

Booted into the Windows 8 recovery menu to see if I could decrypt my secondary HDD with the recovery tools. Found that I can do it in the dos prompt there after unlocking the drive. However, after ...
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Put Windows 8 recovery inside laptop hard drive, Sony Vaio T13

A month ago or so I made a copy of the recovery partition using the Windows option to create recovery unit, and when it finished I chose the option to delete recovery partition from the hard drive. A ...