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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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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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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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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 ...
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what is the path of the recycle bin directory?

I dragged a file to the recycle bin a few days ago. I have Windows 7 premium on a 245 GB partition, a 240 GB SSD, and a 250 SSD. And somewhere in the past few days I incidentally installed Delta ...
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mdadm: faulty Array, how to get recover as much as possible?

I have a RAID5 with 4 Disks in my PC. All of them were healthy (and the RAID itself) until before. I tried to install windows 8.1 which automatically creates this "SystemReserved"-Partition. The ...
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Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
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Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
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The recovery attempt has failed. After HP Windows 8 Recovery Media appears to load successfully

My Hp Envy Notebook hard drive failed I ordered the identical hard drive Samsung 760G 2.5" HDD and installed. Ran 3 hour diagnostics on the HDD all Passed no problems, ran MEM diagnostics all good. I ...
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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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Archiving a message twice in Apple Mail (Exchange) sends it to where?

My organization uses Exchange Server 2010. I am using Mail (7.0) on OS X Mavericks (10.9). After right-clicking a message in my inbox (or any other folder) and then selecting Archive, the message ...
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Installing Windows 8 with External DVD Drive

I have Ubuntu on my computer, and I have Windows 8 recovery DVDs. I do not have a build in DVD drive on my computer, so I bought an external one. Will the external DVD drive be able to read the ...
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How to make windows 8 recovery disk?

I have a desktop with dual booting windows 8(original) and ubuntu 10.04. If I need to format my C drive containing windows 8 , then windows 8 will be lost. So I want to make a recovery disk such that ...
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How to create bootable recovery partition to restore windows 7 partition as it is now

I have freshly installed and configured a Windows 7 laptop for a relative who will for sure get tons of malware, viruses, etc. over a short period of time. I would like to make a restore partition ...
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Difference between base.wim and boot.wim

Hi I'm trying to build a recovery ISO so i can expand it to a different computer, however I have 2 .wim files base.wim and boot.wim base.wim is 10 gigs while boot.wim is only 146 MB. I've tring ...
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Erase all data from Samsung laptop

I am selling my old Samsung laptop which I got in 2009, and I would like to erase all data. When I press F4 and go to Samsung Recovery and choose the restore, it restores my computer to the same state ...
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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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Replace corrupt system file from windows 7 recovery console

I am having issues booting my windows 7 (service pack 1) laptop and I have been online trying fixes for hours. Based on the evidence it seems I most likely have a corrupt ntdll.dll in my system32 ...
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VMware Virtual Machine recover files without mounting

I transferred the directory with my VMWare Virtual Machine Linux Mint to a new harddisk. I didn't know that I had to change the directory path in the VMware settings, so I couldn't mount my Virtual ...
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Text processor - How to recover a week ago version of a file? desperate

I am very desperate. I was producing a monograph and today when I went to index it I find that many sections got delete. I wrote those about a week ago. Please suggest a way to find a version of the ...
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how to reset the system after accidently deleting the environment variables

I have deleted the paths under the advance system settings>environment variables>system variables in windows vista and since then options like, advance system settings, device manager and many others ...
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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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HP Application Recovery invisible buttons

Running Win XP, Service pack 3 on an HP Pavilion m7360y. Sonic DVD/CD burning software that came with the PC stopped working recently with error message that it was unable to find necessary file to ...
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Cannot use recovery partition in order to reinstall Windows 7

TL;DR I want to reinstall the OS shipped with my Thinkpad, but I cannot get to install Rescue and Recovery; I cannot get to create a Windows recovery disk; I cannot get to restore the Windows MBR. ...
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Windows 7 Home Prem

In my laptop, I already have a Win7 original copy and the recovery partition in drive D. When I open D however, the system asks me to enter media in order to get my recovery. I entered USB flash with ...
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How to Recover HDD Formatted by “Create a Recovery Drive” Tool of Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have 2 TB USB HDD which had these drives F: about 1 TB with 750 GB data H: about 120 GB with 60 GB data I: about 780 GB with 250 GB data (For TV: It was raw in Windows but visible in the Smart TV) ...
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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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Data recovery on a corrupted 3TB disk

Short version I probably need software to run a deep-scan recovery (ideally on Linux) to find files on NTFS filesystem. The file data is intact, but the references are no longer present. Analogous ...
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Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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Three disk (possibly RAID) data recovery

I have on my desk three 160 GB disks that were once part of an HP Proliant Windows 2003 Server. They may have been part of a RAID configuration of some sort. They may or may not be damaged in some ...
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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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Windows 8.1 - Why are there multiple recovery partitions in the system?

DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 500 MB 1024 KB Partition 2 OEM ...
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Junction aware undeleter?

I created a junction with the Sysinteral's Junction tool, and in a moment of stupidity, didn't see how to remove the junction from the below output of junction.exe /? (Though hopefully some will agree ...
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I (stupidly) converted a TrueCrypt encrypted disk to GPT in Disk Management: now TrueCrypt won't mount it

Backstory: After moving a Macrium Reflect disk image from my TrueCrypt external drive (with whole disk encryption) onto a unencrypted drive and using Windows PE with Macrium Reflect to restore my ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot after upgrading from Windows 8 on my PC

The PC is a HP EliteBook 8730w laptop. I had no issues with Windows 8 or the Windows 8.1 preview. But after running the Windows 8.1 Update from the store my computer will not boot unless In insert my ...
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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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Can update recovery partition of Surface RT?

Luck is good for me and I can update Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 before Microsoft delete the update from store. :) But now is one problem. If I have one day to reset then I will have Windows RT 8 ...
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Recover files from bad hard drive with ubuntu

My hard drive went bad the other day, and I installed Ubuntu to a flash drive and booted from that. Is there a way I can access my files from the hard disk by using the Ubuntu OS? I have a Lenovo ...
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How to recover Win8 laptop from that will not boot

I have a Lenovo Twist running Win 8.1 Preview that came with Win8. If I did not create a recovery disc when I got my computer, is there still a way to recover it from a disc, and will this erase my ...
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Bootmgr is missing while recovery for windows 7

I have hp laptop and i have made a system recovery for my windows . The first step was completed successfully but when restart it gives me ( Bootmgr is missing ) I have tried all the ways to solve ...
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Deleting a file by overwriting its contents, e.g. using a text editor, in Windows? How secure is it?

I know there are a number of secure deletion programs for windows. But If someone wanted to do a simple deletion of a private document, could they do so by opening it up in Notepad/Wordpad, erasing ...
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accidently deleted windows 8 os now boot manager says “no bootable drives”

i was trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my newly created partition on Windows 8. i booted from a usb memory stick i had previously created with Ubuntu software. during the setup process, when asked where ...
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ownCloud sync deleted files

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with ownCloud 1.4.1 sync client and ownCloud 5.0.12 server on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. Sequence of events: Installation of ownCloud server on the VPS. Configuration, creation of ...