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Create recovery partition on windows 8.1

I upgraded my nettop Intel Atom system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro. I'd like to have recovery partition on my PC, but I haven't. How can I create recovery partition on my computer?
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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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Recover directory *entries* in NTFS

I somehow managed to delete the root directory in a NTFS volume (I know... don't ask). Using ntfsundelete on Linux I can find a lot of inodes I can recover 100%. The problem is that I end up with ...
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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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JFFS2 file recovery

Testdisk/photorec are not working, presumably because JFFS2 is compressed. Is there a tool that can recover deleted files from a JFFS2 filesystem, or decompress it so that standard tools will work?
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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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mdadm always degraded on reboot - how to solve?

Whenever I reboot, my RAID6 array is always degraded, and I have to force add two drives (seen here after re-adding): Personalities : [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid1] [raid10] [raid0] [linear] ...
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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 do i recover windows 7 on my alienware m17x laptop, without any recovery discs

I cannot re-install Windows 7 on my Alienware m17x laptop. I've tried a few ways by pressing f8, but had no luck. When I get to the boot menu with the options to restore, the Alienware option that ...
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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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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 ...
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Ms Office files corrupt after recovery

Recently some xls, xlsx and doc, docx files get deleted when reinstalling Windows XP, although the files were on other partition (D:) not on the Windows partition (C:). I have recovered the files ...
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Copy Drivers over to Windows 7

I recently replaced the motherboard for a Windows 7 system and even in safe mode boot it crashes right when it loads classpnp.sys. Do I need to some way manually copy the driver files over to the ...
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Getting “NTLDR is missing” and can't boot into Windows XP CD because it gives BSOD 0x07B

If I try to boot normally into hard drive with my Windows XP - I get "NTLDR is missing". If I try to boot into Windows XP installation CD - I get BSOD 0x07B. So, basically I can't access recovery ...
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acer aspire notebook restarting frequently

Once I forcefully shut down my Acer notebook several times (this happened when I tried to connect my computer to my LED TV via a HDMI cable. At that time my computer was not responding). Later I ...
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How can i create my own system recovery disc?

I mean i have a system already installed with the os and applications i needed and i want to create a recovery disc for the system so that in the event there is a crash or hdd spoilt i can just use ...
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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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Group Policy Client Service Failed

I recently got a new computer, but someone had already created a user account. Instead of deleting theirs and creating a new one, I just changed the name. Next I need to change the C:\Users\ThereName ...
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Use one computer's recovery disc to reinstall windows on a similar machine

I have an Asus that I need to reinstall Windows 8 on. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled but I do not have its recovery disc. Is it possible to use the recovery disc from a similar machine to install ...
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Recover Hard Drive Accidentally reformatted from NTFS to Ext4

So me and my friend were installing Arch Linux on my external hard drive. My external hard drive had no data on it, ready to roll. My friend had partitioned my external hard drive (I am positive that ...
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Mobile connected to pc, and Windows asked for repair. Now, the “Camera” folder is gone and lost my 3 years photos

Today, I connected my Nokia 5230 mobile using data cable to PC, as Mass Storage Device. When connected, Window(win7) showed a popup saying that there are some issue with the device and asked me ...
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How to manually create HP Recovery Media?

My mates HP Pavilion dv5 laptop's HDD is failing and now Windows 7 Home Premium won't boot nor will the recovery partition boot. I took out the HDD and stuck it in a USB HDD cradle and I'm able to ...
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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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How to recover LUKS encrypted disk?

I did a LUKS+ext4 encryption on my external hard drive using 'gnome-disk-utility' available in several recent Ubuntu editions. Disk contained only one partition. I lost the partition table of the ...
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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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How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks in Chrome [duplicate]

My chrome folder shows only bookmark bar New folder Other bookmarks See nowhere any older folders? My deleted files can be still found?
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Resetting a Windows 8.1 machine with only a Windows 8 product key

I'm trying to completely wipe my PC of all personal data and install Windows 8 or 8.1. I purchased Windows 8 and then upgraded it to 8.1. Following these instructions I went to PC Settings -> Update ...
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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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Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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Cancel / Exit HP System Recovery Manager (Windows Vista)

I started the HP System Recovery Manager inadvertently (by hitting F11 during the boot sequence) and am now unable to exit the tool. I do not need or want to run a full recovery or reset the PC to ...
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RAID1 drive failed; partition missing after reboot

I think I shot myself in the foot here, but let me quickly divulge what's happened: Intel Matrix Storage Manager started reporting that one of the two disks I had in a RAID1 array configuration had ...
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What is the fastest way to mark bad sectors *without data recovery*?

I have an out of warranty laptop that has an hdd with bad sectors. I say that because chkdsk /r got stuck for over 24 hours at certain %. I also left GRC's SpinRite running for 4 days. It is my ...
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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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.mov files recovered with TestDisk won't play properly

I accidentally deleted some .MOV files from a FAT32 formatted SD card. Using Testdisk I was able to recover all the files, however, they don't play properly. They'll play for the correct length of ...