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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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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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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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Why does creating a recovery drive on Windows 10 fail?

I am trying to create a recovery drive for my Windows 10 installation, updated from Windows 8.1. I am using Control Panel | Advanced recovery tools | Create a recovery drive and regardless of whether ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 3542....
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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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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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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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How to open password protected docx? (Word 2007)

I've tried doing the unzipping thing, but it won't work. It says "The following file could not be unzipped or is not a valid Zip file." I've tried using the word password recovery but since I haven't ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 hours....
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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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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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Exchange 2007 Recovery

I've been given the task of restoring all user mailboxes from a broken Small Business Server 2008 installation. The installation is a Hyper-V from another machine and all I have access to is the ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...