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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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Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
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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 ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite L750

My Toshiba L750 laptop came with Windows preinstalled and I would like to reinstall it as it is becoming a bit cluttered and slow. I attempted to follow the steps detailed in this question by using ...
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hp dl140 g3 how to repair after failed bios update

During updating bios to the new version (1.18) i got an error that computer can't read rom file. Then after reboot server did not start. Actually it starts but does not show anything, screen is blank, ...
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How to recover previous “current state” from VirtualBox *after* restoring from snapshot

Details: Win 8.1 (host OS) Laptop running Virtual Box. Ubuntu 10.04 Guest machine inside Virtual box. 6 month old snapshot of guest machine and "current state" in use. User was having problems with ...
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No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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Creating a data rescue partition

I am trying to recover deleted files from a Windows HDD (320 Gb) with multiple partitions. Have three questions: Will dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/image_sdb.img bs=4096 create an image of all partitions ...
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Will hp system recovery delete all partitions I created?

I've got a HP n012tx laptop. It was released an year ago. I have created 5 partitions in it. I got a recovery partition with it but I have never used it...will doing recovery erase all my partitions ...
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ddrescue attempt ends with drive disappearing from dev

I have been trying to recover data from a Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB drive (2 ext4 partitions_ for 3 days now, predominantly with ddrescue and testdisk, but because of some critical error on the disk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Installing Linux on a (By Default) 4 Partition Laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop and am trying to partition it to install Linux Mint. The issue is that somehow Toshiba laptops already come with 4 primary partitions, making it impossible to create another to ...
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Recover from sudo strip * in /usr/bin

I stupidly did sudo strip * in /usr/bin. Now my computer can't boot (X fails to load). What should I do?