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Restore A Déjà Dup Back up (on Windows)

I have a back up of user folders from an Ubuntu 15.04 System. The back up was done via the system settings control, which as i understand uses Déjà Dup as the standard back up program. The back up ...
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Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update?

While attempting the update the BIOS on an Asus motherboard, i learned the Asus Update Utility for Windows doesn't fully support Windows 64-bit. It was able to erase the BIOS without problems, but ...
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Can I move data from recovery dvd to usb, to boot from usb

I have made recovery disc using Dell backup and recovery software, but I cannot recover from it because it asks me insert disc 2 and make no progress after I inserted it. I am using dell inspiron ...
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Can't recover with exernal disk

When I bought my PC(VAIO Z) I open the recovery partition and I copy all the files existing,and I past in a external disk.(just copy/past. NO create recover partition). and I delete the recovery ...
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recovery disc 2 not detected, recovery not progressing from 51%

I made system recovery disc,using dell back up and recovery.It requires 2 disc. Now i want to recover,during recovery after completing 1st disc with 51%,computer asks to insert disc 2.I inserted it ...
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How to restore and/or repair Windows 8.1 on ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop?

A brand-new ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop is unable to start Windows 8.1. This happened after a Windows Update hung for over 3 hours and the computer had to be manually turned off. Now, when it's ...
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Stuck in xmonad with mod key not working - how to recover?

I am trying NixOS, and have a problem with fairly basic configuration. Basically, I experimented with xkboptions in configuration.nix, and lost the xmonad mod key when I tried to switch alt and win ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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Add recovery partition to advance boot menu options

I want to add a WinPE automated recovery partition to a computer, can this boot option be added to "Advanced boot options"? (Like where Safe mode options are)
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How can I find a deleted URL?

I have a URL of a tumblr picture that was deleted this morning, and I want to get the picture back. Because it's just one picture, it hasn't been stored in something like the wayback machine. Is ...
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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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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Recover Original Windows after installing another version?

I have a laptop(Lenevo Yoga 500). It comes with Windows 8.1 Single Language. Can I Install Windows 8.1 Pro in my laptop having recovery option of windows 8.1 single language to Revert to my original ...
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Recover data from a usb pen showing 0-bytes capacity [duplicate]

I have a 2GB usb pen that suddenly has stopped working. Now when i plug it in my PC, it appears in the drives but without showing its capacity, if I try to go in the properties it says that the ...
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Create a Windows 7 System Repair ISO?

According to the Microsoft website I can run "Create a system repair disc" from the start menu to burn a recovery Disc. However, there are many situations (including not having a disk drive) where ...
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Recovery Partitions after Windows 10 Upgrade

I have a machine which was updated to Windows 8, then Windows 8.1 and now Windows 10. I have the following partition map: Can I delete the recovery partitions and reclaim the space? All of these ...
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Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
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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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Any “Magic Tricks” For Getting Data Back After Windows 7 Install

My old man installed Windows 7 without making a proper backup, and now realizes he left behind some important data. He did a true "clean install", so there is no Windows.old folder in the root ...
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How can I repair access to the Windows 8 recovery (maybe EFI issue?)

Notebook is ASUS G55VW (1 ssd, 1 hdd) issue is already described here http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28454-G55VW-F9-not-working-after-restore-WIN-8 to sum: 1. I backuped whole system with ...
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How do I boot to the Recovery Partition on an eMachines D620 notebook?

I installed the Windows 7 RC on my wife's laptop and now need to reinstall Vista for her. I was very careful to leave the recovery partition intact so that I could do this, but I don't see a way to ...
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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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Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
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Recovering wireless network key stored by Intel PRO/Wireless Application

My laptop is configured with a wireless key ( for a WPA2 network) stored by the Intel PRO/Wireless application. How can recover that key ? WirelessKeyView can be used to recover keys stored by the ...
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How to recover an office 2013 document, in windows 7, after removing the removable disk?

There exist lots of information about data recovery in WWW as well as this question answering website, almost all of which about the situation in which you have the hard dist in your hand. However, ...
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Windows, HDD, Accidently clicked on format but cancelled now left with RAW disk [duplicate]

I have a Western digital external hdd of 1TB. I accidently used the following commands in diskpart onto my HDD select disk 2(my hdd partition) select partition '1' clean create partition primary ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Windows 8.1 “Reset your PC” option VS HP recovery managers “Factory reset”.

So heres whats up- i have a windows 8 laptop (HP envy m6) and i want to just do a fresh install- but when i try to use the recovery partition and recovery manager stuff (all to do with HP) and after ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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Reopen recovered docs pane in MS Word 2003?

I hit the close button after choosing which doc to work with, now I can't remember how to get the window to reopen. This is the pane that shows if your document got corrupted/word crashed and it ...
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Undelete utility that preserves folder structure [closed]

I did a dumb thing and now need to undelete some files. In fact, I have already recovered the files using Glary Undelete, which has served me well on the other rare occasions where this has been ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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How to access a broken android phone content while its locked [migrated]

My phone is broken and it's touch doesn't work but the phone boots and it seems to be working now i want to recover its content( like contacts)but its locked.My phone is Samsung galaxy duos running ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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Have PhotoRec and Testdisk recover “.ts” file

I am using testdisk for a long time. But previously I never had .ts but now I have. So I deleted a .ts file which is not important file. After that I tried to recover any other file via testdisk ...
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Recover lost Ubuntu Partition

I lost 60GB of my hard disk partition during a failed Ubuntu installation. It is now invisible while using Windows 8.1. How can I recover it? Please help.
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How to recover lost NTFS partition on windows 7

I have a problem with partition. I had one with name "e" and I don't know why it has been lost. (look at screen). I think it is a problem with partition table. Can I recover my partition with files ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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Accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live) – is there any way to recover this?

I accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live). Is there any way to recover it? This is on a Mac. I know this may be a stretch, but I'm just hoping to find a solution.
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RAID recovery - planning for the worst

I've considered getting a commercial RAID NAS, e.g. QNAP or Synology but hesitate because I want to be absolutely confident regarding disaster recovery. I'd prefer not to be at the mercy of the ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 BIOS update failed - machine is out of warranty and Dell will not assist

During BIOS upgrade of my Vostro 1520 laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) their update software failed to complete. In fact the software hung. Now the computer will not turn on, the BIOS does not come ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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Can I use HP Recovery Discs for a different hard drive capacity and make?

About two years ago I created HP Recovery Discs (3 of them). Now my hard drive has crashed and new one is still a week from delivery. I was reading up on how to reinstall the genuine OS using the ...