Restoring an application or attribute(s) of an application to their original state.

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Samsung NP365E5C-S02UB

I recencently pressed the restore option on my Samsung laptop NP365E5C-S02UB,and now when i turn on my laptop all i get is the samsung logo followed by a black screen. I am not very well educated ...
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I purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and I want to install it again after deleting it

I purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. I wiped the HDD and installed Linux on it. I have since got a job where I'm programming in C# so it would nice to be able to develop on my laptop at ...
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Can the files from a Windows 8 recovery drive be moved elsewhere and still work?

I just got a Windows 8 computer and got a flash drive to back it up on because I didn't want to erase any flash drives I already have. I purchased a 32GB flash drive because it was a good deal and I ...
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Truecrypt hidden os doesn't boot

I have a hidden OS, that was made in 2008 with a rel. 6.1 of Truecrypt. So I have 2 partitions. The first one (C:) is the decoy system partition, and is bootable. The other partition (D:) with "outer ...
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Corruption of LVM physical volume

Please help me with this recovery issue! I had tried putting a FreePBX install CD and went through the menus, and because I had selected "HA" mode, without warning it began overwriting the partition ...
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Is a Windows OS boot recoverable after expanding its partition?

If a hard drive becomes unbootable after attempting to expand the C: partition, is there a way to recover it without the installation disks?
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Can a Windows 7 disk repair Windows 8?

I expanded the C drive on a Windows 8 HDD and get a error message now saying that it is unable to boot. The OS was pre-installed and I forgot to create a .iso backup of the Windows 8 OS. Would a USB ...
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Win8 recovery on a shrunk partition?

I'm concerned about whether or not it is safe to shrink the OS drive via the Disk Management utility. In the future, if I ever wanted to use the recovery partition on my laptop to restore the OS to ...
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Seagate harddrive: unable to mount

I have a notebook with a Seagate Momentum 5400.6 in it. Suddenly it stopped working, only giving strange errors when trying to boot windows. I booted with an Ubuntu DVD, but Ubuntu couldn't fing the ...
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unable to see windows partition from diskpart

I installed Opensuse 12.2 some months ago in a computer where there was Windows 8 but something went wrong and the windows EFI data in the windows partition disappeared. Now I'm trying to recover ...
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Unable to reset Windows 8.1

I have an Acer Aspire V5 571G laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I have used Reset and Refresh options several times with no problem but after updating to Windows 8.1 I am unable to use Refresh or ...
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Backing up and restoring LVM information

This is the original layout of the physical disk: sda1 partition (boot) sda2 partition (LVM with 2 volumes, one big volume for data (lv_root) an another for swap (lv_swap)) I backed up: ...
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need to recover deleted partition in windows xp

by mistake i delete 2 the partitions from windows xp , from control panel--> Disk Management. I had very important data in those partitions. I need to recover both the partitions. I need help.
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How do I run a sytem restore from an external restore point

This question seems to be stumping other forums so now I will ask it here. I have a computer that was "factory reloaded" and all its files were deleted. But I have a copy of the drives system ...
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Boot up error Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8 on a Samsung laptop, and I am getting this message: All boot options tried. Press <F4> to recover with factory image using Recovery or any other keys for next boot loop ...
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Recovery Partition DOES NOT EXIST of my windows 8 netbook

When my netbook Samsung Series 5 np535u3c was brought to a shop for a repair my HDD Memory was changed together with my Battery, although it was changed with brand new and original parts my netbook ...
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GitHub on Mac deleted updated code of existing files when I created a new branch

I had made some changes to the code and wanted to create a new branch to reflect those changes. Using the github software on mac, Peak Meme (162), I clicked on branches, clicked the + sign next to ...
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Asus Windows 8 VivoBook partitioning

There is some problem I cannot find solution for. In the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T laptop I have very tricky partitioning. The screen from Windows Disk management is below I'm interested in ...
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Install Windows 7 but keep recovery partitions in dell

I have purchased a dell insiron 5521 and had windows 8 preinstalled in it. I wanted to install windows 7 x64 so i disabled the secure boot and started the install. When it asks where to install ...
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How to boot to a second device if the first fails to boot

Image a system with 2 harddrives (non-raid). If the first disks fails to boot then the second should take over. I can do that using the bootsequence in the BIOS, but that would only work if disk 1 ...
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How to reset windows 8 to factory settings

I have an Asus vivobook s400 which came with windows 8 installed. When the windows 8.1 preview was released I installed it to check it out. However when I tried to reset it to factory conditions it ...
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How to make bootable recovery pendrive from recovery CDs

I have my Windows 7 back up on 3 recovery DVDs , how do I make bootable recovery pendrive from them, since my CD reader is not working I am unable to use this DVDs to recover my OS. PS: I have another ...
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How do I restore the system in a centOS liveCD into an existing OS?

I have a running centOS system. Can I recover the content in a liveCD into that existing OS? I know the right way is to install from that liveCD. However the problem is, when I try to boot from that ...
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Do a system recovery on to a specific partition other than C:\ (on the same hard drive)

I have a Dell Desktop running Windows 7. The hard drive has a partition with recovery software called DataSafe by Dell. I setup a partition on the same hard drive that I would like to install the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 OEM recovery disk iso

I have an Asus notebook that came with Windows 8 OEM. I then installed Ubuntu 13.04 to run a program that wasn't Windows 8 compatible. I was trying to get Ubuntu to show up in the Windows boot manager ...
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Recover TFS 2012 after server or PC crash

I am using Team foundation server 2012.I do take backup of all TFS databases regularly. So now in case of disaster recovery(in case full machine gets crash) how can i use this backup to recover TFS ...
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How to get the camera given file names back after renaming them?

This may be asking for a miracle, but is there any information embedded inside an image file that contains its original camera given name? I have about 3-4000 images that I edited and renamed and want ...
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WD My Book 2 TB hard drive can't access it

From within the Device and Printers in Windows 7 it can see the external hard drive. When I click on Properties it states it working properly but there is no information in the Volumes tab. When I go ...
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Deleted video file from spy glasses

please help me... I have bought spy glasses - glasses with video camera. I use it for horse riding ;) and sometimes I have problems to turn it off. The it makes some mistake and the SD microCard seems ...
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lost files on cut/paste to hard drive

Last night, I mounted the main hard disk in Linux Mint 14. And cut/paste a lot of files (about 8GB) from home folder to the mounted disk. When the operation finished, I suspend my computer, and a few ...
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toshiba hdd 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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Version control, file history and versioning for Microsoft Windows 7?

What Software allows me to go into the folder properties and enable file versioning / a file history, so that any overwrite can be undone? Windows Vista and beyond do provide simple versioning ...
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x:\> drive, but no c drive - master boot unable to access disk.

I have a Vizio all in one which when I updated it to Windows 8 all went south. Can not boot. Used Norton recover tool, but it can not find the master boot record. In DOS, there is a x:> drive, no C ...
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startup repair fails - os drive letter changed

Yesterday my PC gave me somewhat of a heart attack when it prompted a BSOD while I was fiddling around with a midi device selection. Anyway, when I rebooted the system, startup repair showed up and ...
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Recover files in windows (NTFS) without actual data copy — ie modify MFT only

I'm looking to undelete some files that I just... deleted. I recall several (10) years ago I used a program than scanned a given drive and undeleted the files in place, presumably by just relinking ...
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Recovering a striped volume

Is it possible to recover a striped volume (6 TB from two 3 TB disks) that has had all it's data removed with sudo rm -rf? Assuming no overwrites. As a last resort (I'm a student with very few ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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Failed to back up: The specified object was not found. (0x80042308)

I've been unable to backup my hard drive and I've been trying trying recommendations off of Google for quite a while, to no avail. When I try to backup files, I get the following error message: ...
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Files recovered with full size but unusable

About 3 weeks ago, I have accidentally used the "clean" command in diskpart in DOS.. And every thing in the hard drive was removed even the drive letters, it became unallocated space (465.8 GB). I ...
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System Does Not Boot From Various Bootable Recovery Disks

No matter what recovery system I have used, be it Acronis recovery disk or some other recovery disk that is intended for emergency system restoration, my system just stalls but still responds ...
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adding XP Recovery Console boot item onto another disk

I am familiar with how to add the XP Recovery Console as a boot option to the LOCAL active disk (c:), that is not a problem: winnt32.exe /cmdcons kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_rec.htm Question is, ...
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Recover data or repair partition from a 1TB external HD used by a Mac

I have an external 1TB HD that was previously formatted with NTFS and then given to a Mac user who, probably, formatted it with HFS+, filled it with data, and then ... BOOM. Nobody can tell what ...
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Turn off video driver in recovery command prompt

I have a hp dv2000 and my video card has stopped working. I disabled it in safe mode so I can use my laptop. I am going to reimage it again and when I reimage it will enable the video card again. If ...
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File recovery that keeps folder structure?

I somehow wiped the partition on my external 3tb hard drive. I've been using filescav to try and recovery the files. I have had some luck getting back the files, but they are coming back as Unknown. ...
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All application passwords lost on Windows 7

A couple of days ago I changed my Windows 7 login password. My laptop is on my company's domain, so password changes are done over the internal network. Since changing the password I noticed that all ...
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ASUS Recovery DVDs does not “INSTALL” windows

My ASUS R500VM has UEFI and GPT scheme disk. Earlier, I tried to resize the default partitions using EaseUS but it failed and couldn't boot anymore. It showed the message that I have to insert the ...
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can I copy the files from recovery partition to another drive partition

Is it possible to copy the files from a recovery partition to another partition on another drive an be able to restore system from the new recovery partition
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i accidentally deleted the recovery folder on a partition (win vista home)

i accidentally deleted the recovery folder on the recovery partition (win vista home) i think it was some sort of scheduled maintenance of some program that i did not configure properly? oops... lol i ...
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Empty non-empty file

Yesterday I was working on one file, it worked great! Today, I tried to open this same file, but it is now empty. Even when I try to open it with Notepad, the file is completely empty. If I look at ...
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HP Recovery options: System Recovery not showing

I am using HP Pavilion dv4 notebook. Previously, there were following options in Recovery Manager(using f11 during boot): +System Recovery +Factory Restore +Minimized Image Recovery The System ...