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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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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?
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Laptop dead after BIOS update. How do I restore original BIOS?

Model: HP Pavillion m7-1015dx Original OS: Windows 7 Current OS: Windows 8 64 bit Problem: I tried to update the BIOS using this file: ...
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Why would there be two separate recovery partitions

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with Windows 8.1, a 24 GB SSD drive, and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the Hard Drive was partitioned into six segments: ...
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Samsung S4 Recover a Photo On Internal Memory Without Root

I need to recover a photo from the internal memory of a Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the S4 uses the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), so Windows cannot access the device as a disk. So almost ...
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Can't find documents when using docked hard drive

The screen on my HP Pavillion (Win8) was destroyed and I could no longer do anything on it. I bought a usb hard drive dock and put the HP Pavillion's hard drive in it. So now I am trying to access ...
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Restore Samsung Recovery Solution Backup Files (.wcl, .w01) using other software

I know this is a common problem but I can't find a Windows solution online. My wife's computer was not working so we did a backup using Samsung Recovery Solution before doing a full restore as Basic ...
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Does Internet Recovery erase everything on my Mac?

I accidentally booted into Internet Recovery when I meant to boot into Recovery Manager, will this erase everything on my Mac?
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How to get back or restore deleted data from recycle bin? [duplicate]

Basically I have deleted all the data which had tons of documents and now I want to get those data back. I use Windows 7 ultimate (fake version) - used backup, restore data files through control panel ...
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How do I recover a deleted file from an SD card? [duplicate]

We have deleted a file by mistake, and now I don't know how to recover them. How do I recover files from an SD card?
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Acer Iconia w510 in recovery, no keyboard

My Acer Iconia W510 is stuck in recovery after Windows 8.1 update. I have unfortunately no access to the keyboard docking station. I have found ways to recover the tablet, but all solutions needs the ...
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boot or loading,startup,safemode

My Samsung (NP365E5C-S02UB) will not load or start up and is stuck on the black screen. How can I get it to start, or how can I restore it back to the way it was before, or how can I get it to just ...
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How to full recover from a external hard drive with a password?

When I tried to recover using Acronis True Image it didn't work and I think I know why. The external hard drive the backups are on doesn't mount until the user enters a password. How do I get around ...
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create recovery disk for win8 [duplicate]

I have a HP ENVY dv6 which came with win8. I deleted win8 from the computer when I was installing ubuntu 12.04. I didn't delete the recovery partition though. Now I want to go back and get the ...
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How to re-install windows 8 for ASUS Ultrabook

I bought a S550CM Ultrabook from ASUS a few weeks ago. I tried to resize the partitions but it seems that I screwed up something. Now I can't boot anymore or use the recovery process / Reset to ...
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In a RAID 5 disk array, does recovering a drive increase chance of another drive failing?

If you have a basic RAID 5 array of 3 or more hard drives, and one fails, does this increase the chance of one of the other drives failing and making the full recovery impossible? If every one of the ...
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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 ...