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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 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 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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Windows is working fine but still booting into recovery partition on startup

I just did a factory reset of my computer using my Acer recovery disks. The reinstall of Windows 7 went buttery smooth, but afterwards, even though I am able use Windows just fine, everytime I boot up ...
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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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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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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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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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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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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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How to restore a user on my pc?

So, I just unchecked "Users must enter a user name and a password to use this computer" in User accounts accessed by Running control passwords2 and it deleted all of my other user accounts. Why is ...
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How can Recovery tools recover file's metadata?

According to articles about File system on Wikipedia, file's metadata should be saved in area of file system itself so if we format that drive, it's file table and file system will be erased though ...
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Unable to format,'The system cannot find the file specified'

I've just bought a USB drive however i had some problems with it as soon as i started using it. At fisrt all of a sudden Windows would just lose the "communication" with it, stopping any task it was ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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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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How can I recover deleted files in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I deleted a few hundred files using del /S. My backup failed, and I need to recover as many of these as possible - preferably without taking the hard drive out and using another machine. The ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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How to recover moved (cut) files from a disk?

I have a PC with two hardrives, in one I have Windows 7 installed, on the other I have a hackintosh; Snow Leopard to be more specific. Recently (yesterday) I had a disaster with one of my disk ...
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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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Data recovery solutions/methods

I accidentally formatted my hard disk, but I was able to see all my files and recover them by using the GetDataBack recovery tool. Is there a way to just restore the complete hard drive in place, ...
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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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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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Recover /var/lib/mysql file after reformat/reinstall

My server would not boot, so I have repartitioned and reinstalled Ubuntu. Afterwards I found out that my MySQL backup script has not been working for the past 5 years. This was an ext3 filesystem. I ...
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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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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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How do I recover old versions of a Microsoft Word file?

My friend was working on a Microsoft Word file and made some changes in it. Suddenly Word crashed and closed. When he opens it again there was no data in the file and only one line in the header: ...
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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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Boot from Windows recovery image in VirtualBox

I moved from Windows 8.1 to openSUSE a while ago. Before doing so I made a full system backup image using the native Windows utility for it. Ultimately it created, amongst other things, 3 vhdx files ...
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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 reset an NTFS MFT for no tracks of deleted files names to be found there?

When a file is deleted from the hard drive and the free space it used to occupy is securely overwritten (wiped), recovery tools can still usually find the file was there and show its name. As far as I ...
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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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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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Recovering deleted photo's original name from an SD card

I know that many tools to recover deleted photos from an SD card exist, but does one also recover the original photo ID, like DSC000754.JPG?
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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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Hard drive failure? Can't use recovery. Diskpart & Wmic inconsistencies

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet (64 GB) with Windows 8.1. One day, it started to fail at boot screen (it gets stuck at the first boot screen with Acer logo). Firstly, I tried to use a ...
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How to uninstall a driver from recovery console

I recently updated the "Standard AHCI Driver" (whatever it was called), to the one suggested on the laptop manufacturer's website. At first, it kept going through the automatic recovery process. With ...
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Inadvertently entered a password into the BIOS and now I can't use my laptop

I was trying to fix my computer and I was doing all sorts of stuff in the BIOS when I ended up putting a password on my system. Now when I turn my laptop on, it asks for a password right away before I ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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How to manually edit the MBR to recover lost partition?

I have accidentally deleted two HFS+ partitions. I know the start and end sectors of both of them. These partitions are 100% healthy. I can see them in Raise Data Recovery, but testdisk does not see ...
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Restoring factory image of HP Laptop

I use a HP G62. I am unable to use my recovery disk to restore to factory settings. I had no problems earlier until I created an additional partition which I hear might have changed my hard disk to ...
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Recover information from Iomega Portable hard drive

I have a portable Iomega 250GB HDD. It worked wonderfully for years and passed its warranty period a long time ago. It then started acting up and finally didn't work any longer. The odd thing is that ...
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Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive

I have a USB Thumb Drive that I was going to use to install Windows 7 with. While formatting the drive with the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool it failed leaving my USB drive in an unusable state. I ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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Recover files deleted from Windows 7 with no backup

I accidentally deleted important files, for which I do not have a backup. My thesis files worth four years of sweat is gone and when I tried to go back to a "previous versions" I get the message: ...
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Recovering a file using WinHex

I am looking for a very small lost file which was replaced by another one having exactly the same name and size, I do not know if the original file was physically overwritten or not,it is related to ...
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Recovering deleted files from a ghost image

Let’s suppose that we have ghost image file taken from an old hard disk and we want to burn it to a new empty hard disk. The question is: Does the ghost image reflect exactly the original hard disk ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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Changing Harddisks and recovery media

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad whose hard disk has started giving errors (but still works). Lenovo is replacing the HD under the 3 year warranty. However, they say the OS and data is my baby, they have ...
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How can I fix a choppy video (that has no codec or media damage)?

I have an old video that has been copied from a DVD. The DVD failed during the reading, and both the video and the audio got choppy/lagged, with hundreds of small "stops". However, there is no ...