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Recover files from formatted partition

My external HDD suddenly decided that it doesn't want to mount one of the partitions anymore. When trying to open under Windows, I got "corrupted partition. Can't open" type of error. So I just ...
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How to backup 8.1 laptop drive for disaster recovery purposes?

I'm taking a college course and the first assignment was a Business Impact Analysis of what would happen if my laptop was stolen. By the end of it I had a chart spanning several pages full of lost ...
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windows activation after recovery [duplicate]

My laptop crashed recently and factory image was restored. It now gives me a message to activate windows again. I had an authenticate version of windows 8.1. How can i get the activation key to ...
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how can I fix a Windows XP comp which has BSOD at startup through Ubuntu liveUSB?

My uncle has an old netbook with XP. It won't boot somehow. I already tried safe mode, the result is the same. While loading, it restarts with BSOD. I can not read error message. I tried to boot it ...
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Unreadable old DVD Disc

I have an old DVD which contains the recording of a concert we made with the band I had when I was in high school, this is I think the only recording we have. It was readable 1 year ago, but now none ...
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windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine

I'm getting this issue with almost every window I try to open just doing nothing or returning some nondescript or unhelpful error message (such as Invalid Interface). And windows tells me I'm on a ...
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Will my files be erased if I use a recovery image on my Surface Pro?

I’m following the official Microsoft instructions here to attempt to restore my Surface Pro 2 from a Windows 10 Technical Preview from expiring. I’m going to copy the recovery image to a USB. Will it ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10

I bought a Dell XPS 15 almost 4 years ago. It had just 500 GB. So to recover space from recovery partition, I burnt dell recovery on to disks. It took 2 DVDs to burn the recovery image. Then I created ...
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Lost my Lenovo Recovery partition

I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in my Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can I restore that Partition? I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive ...
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Windows 10 is always stuck at spinning dots; can't reset and can't recover

I just upgraded my Alienware Aurora R4 from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. Everything seemed to go okay. I was able to log in and everything as per the usual. Then I went to reboot it, and now it ...
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Windows directory data from backed up PC is showing as a regular file

I have a backup of data that was copied from an old PC circa-2001/2002 (probably Windows 2000 or even Windows 98). I don't recall the details but I believe this data may have been xcopy'd from an ...
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WinRE lost %windir%

I was using WinRE to fix my bootrec. I accidentally assigned my C: (main) volume as K:. I then switched it back to C: and only find 2 folders in there. When I use %windir%, it points to X: drive. How ...
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No Recovery Console option on Windows XP CD boot

It jumps straight to partitions window: But I need this screen: So what is it? I got this friend PC that gets BSOD on load and I am planning to run the Recovery Console on his Windows XP SP3 ...
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Partition and data lost after HP recovery

I have lost all my data on my HP Pavilion 15-e016tx Notebook PC and other partition now by using HP recovery disk. Now my system only has 2 partitions: One is the system and the other is the recovery ...
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How to read contents of ATSAM3X8E chip on Arduino Due Board in Mac OS X

I have two Arduino Due boards with some programming that has since been lost. I need to back up the contents before replacing the program. I’ve been playing around with another Arduino Due before I ...
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Shred File without overwriting blocks

AFAIK, a file on a file system has two components. The pointer that stores the directory path of the file. Also stores the list of sectors/blocks on the disk that the file is composed of. The real ...
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Big encrypted zip and bad sector

I've got one big (11.6 GB) file in encrypted zip. But I've lost 4096 bytes (one sector) near 1 GB from begin file. I copy it by "dd ... conv=sync,noerror". I can decrypt 916 MB of file but then it ...
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Recover current OS in case the new one fails

I currently have Windows 10 but late needs make me have to switch to Linux. One thing that I've seen the last time I installed Linux is that it doesn't recognize my networking board. If this happens ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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to recover chrome bookmarks after upgrade from window 7 to windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1. I want to restore all my previous chrome bookmarks to the freshly installed chrome in windows 8.1. The issues are: I did not take up backup ...
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Revert Back to My Original Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

I had Original Windows 7 Home premium installed in my Toshiba laptop. I had to install Windows 8.1 for an application specific use. Instead of selecting custom install, I installed it on top of my ...
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Restoring zimbra corrupted database

I have a huge problem with zimbra. The ibdata file is corrupted, and I can't open the mailboxes. I have all the msg files inside store/0/*, but I only have database backup from a week ago. I have ...
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How can I recover a deleted docx file?

I have a very important Word 2010 file that has been deleted. I believe the kids may have deleted it as it's not available on the desktop where I had saved it as well as in the recycle bin. I have run ...
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UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME After installing Vagrant

I recently installed vagrant, an application that creates virtual machines for programming on my pc which is running Windows 10, it wouldn't install at first, it gave the error :"must install to local ...
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Repair raid after bad suspension (Error Occurred 0)

My zenbook after a standby problem in xubuntu 14.04 is not booting anymore, neither xubuntu nor Windows want to boot. This screen comes up after BIOS: pressing ctrl-i i obtain: Option 1,4 and ...
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Can I recover data from raid 1 drive after windows installation?

I had a raid1 setup on asus motherboard on windows xp. At some point one drive failed and I took it out. For a long time I continued to use the remaining drive without replacing the bad drive and ...
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recovery partition won't boot - sony vaio windows 10

right, so as the title says, I have a recovery partition that i used many times before using the vaio rescue system. recently though i have installed windows 10 over the win7 that came with the ...
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How to verify that rolling back using a system image will actually work when needed?

I had to roll back due to Windows 10 not working properly, but one attempt failed when Lenovo's OneKey recovery gave an error message after a few minutes, saying that it could not load the files. But ...
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windows doesn't recognize recovery partition

I delete all my partition in my SSD and I install a new operating system. before that I copy all files of recovery partition to external disk also hidden files. I thought that if I set a external disk ...
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Can I move data from recovery dvd to usb, to boot from usb

I have made recovery disc using Dell backup and recovery software, but I cannot recover from it because it asks me insert disc 2 and make no progress after I inserted it. I am using dell inspiron ...
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Can't recover with exernal disk

When I bought my PC(VAIO Z) I open the recovery partition and I copy all the files existing,and I past in a external disk.(just copy/past. NO create recover partition). and I delete the recovery ...
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recovery disc 2 not detected, recovery not progressing from 51%

I made system recovery disc,using dell back up and recovery.It requires 2 disc. Now i want to recover,during recovery after completing 1st disc with 51%,computer asks to insert disc 2.I inserted it ...
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How to restore and/or repair Windows 8.1 on ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop?

A brand-new ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop is unable to start Windows 8.1. This happened after a Windows Update hung for over 3 hours and the computer had to be manually turned off. Now, when it's ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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Recover Original Windows after installing another version?

I have a laptop(Lenevo Yoga 500). It comes with Windows 8.1 Single Language. Can I Install Windows 8.1 Pro in my laptop having recovery option of windows 8.1 single language to Revert to my original ...
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Recover data from a usb pen showing 0-bytes capacity [duplicate]

I have a 2GB usb pen that suddenly has stopped working. Now when i plug it in my PC, it appears in the drives but without showing its capacity, if I try to go in the properties it says that the ...
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How to recover an office 2013 document, in windows 7, after removing the removable disk?

There exist lots of information about data recovery in WWW as well as this question answering website, almost all of which about the situation in which you have the hard dist in your hand. However, ...
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Windows, HDD, Accidently clicked on format but cancelled now left with RAW disk [duplicate]

I have a Western digital external hdd of 1TB. I accidently used the following commands in diskpart onto my HDD select disk 2(my hdd partition) select partition '1' clean create partition primary ...
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Have PhotoRec and Testdisk recover “.ts” file

I am using testdisk for a long time. But previously I never had .ts but now I have. So I deleted a .ts file which is not important file. After that I tried to recover any other file via testdisk ...
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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Sony VAIO Recovery Partition Corrupted

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15126CN. When I installed and Opened EaseUS Partition Master I saw some unallocated space there. I added that space to the recovery partition. Now the recovery partition is not ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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How to recover Files or get list of deleted files [duplicate]

I'm new to mac. Recently I deleted some of files using terminal. I run the command rm -rf sometext* on desktop but all files are deleted accidentally. Is there any command using which i can recover ...
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Windows 8 recovery failures

I am asking a question here because I have finally come to the end of my tether on this issue. I have a HP pavilion PC running windows 8.1. The hard drive had become damaged and no option on the ...
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Stuck in xmonad with mod key not working - how to recover?

I am trying NixOS, and have a problem with fairly basic configuration. Basically, I experimented with xkboptions in configuration.nix, and lost the xmonad mod key when I tried to switch alt and win ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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Raw reading USB mass storage or SCSI

Wife's USB HDD has a slight issue where a folder refuses to open (NTFS filesystem). I have been able to image the drive with Linux but for one sector (sectors are 4096 bytes). Reading that sector ...