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Partition and data lost after HP recovery

I have lost all my data on my HP Pavilion 15-e016tx Notebook PC and other partition now by using HP recovery disk. Now my system only has 2 partitions: One is the system and the other is the recovery ...
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Recover an HP recovery partition

I have a (semi)-dead hard drive with an HP recovery partition on it. My goal is to: Buy a new hard drive Copy the recovery partition to a drive (dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=~/recovery.bak) Make a new ...
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How to read contents of ATSAM3X8E chip on Arduino Due Board in Mac OS X

I have two Arduino Due boards with some programming that has since been lost. I need to back up the contents before replacing the program. I’ve been playing around with another Arduino Due before I ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution - create a custom recovery partition

I've got a Samsung notebook with Samsung Recovery Solution installed. It can create a recovery images for later system restore. The notebook has a service (factory) hidden partition, which can be ...
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Btrfs Undelete File

I would like to undelete a large file I deleted using the rm -r command on the directory it was located in. The file was on a 1TB usb external harddisk. Nothing was written to the disk after the file ...
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Shred File without overwriting blocks

AFAIK, a file on a file system has two components. The pointer that stores the directory path of the file. Also stores the list of sectors/blocks on the disk that the file is composed of. The real ...
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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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Big encrypted zip and bad sector

I've got one big (11.6 GB) file in encrypted zip. But I've lost 4096 bytes (one sector) near 1 GB from begin file. I copy it by "dd ... conv=sync,noerror". I can decrypt 916 MB of file but then it ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to recover pictures from a destroyed iPad? [migrated]

An iPad mini from a friend was ran over by a car and it is completely non nonfunctional. I tried to connect it to charger to see if it was draining current but it is completely dead. There are some ...
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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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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Recover current OS in case the new one fails

I currently have Windows 10 but late needs make me have to switch to Linux. One thing that I've seen the last time I installed Linux is that it doesn't recognize my networking board. If this happens ...
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Restoring zimbra corrupted database

I have a huge problem with zimbra. The ibdata file is corrupted, and I can't open the mailboxes. I have all the msg files inside store/0/*, but I only have database backup from a week ago. I have ...
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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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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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to recover chrome bookmarks after upgrade from window 7 to windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1. I want to restore all my previous chrome bookmarks to the freshly installed chrome in windows 8.1. The issues are: I did not take up backup ...
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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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Revert Back to My Original Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

I had Original Windows 7 Home premium installed in my Toshiba laptop. I had to install Windows 8.1 for an application specific use. Instead of selecting custom install, I installed it on top of my ...
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Perform factory recovery to new disk drive on Dell computer?

I have a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. The drive has two partitions: C: and D:. D: is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory default ...
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I want to make original partition for recovery

I have bought a new notebook which came with FreeDOS. I have Windows original 8.1 installation media, now I have installed it on my PC and made all the necessary drives installed on it. All I want is ...
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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 can I recover a deleted docx file?

I have a very important Word 2010 file that has been deleted. I believe the kids may have deleted it as it's not available on the desktop where I had saved it as well as in the recycle bin. I have run ...
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UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME After installing Vagrant

I recently installed vagrant, an application that creates virtual machines for programming on my pc which is running Windows 10, it wouldn't install at first, it gave the error :"must install to local ...
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Repair raid after bad suspension (Error Occurred 0)

My zenbook after a standby problem in xubuntu 14.04 is not booting anymore, neither xubuntu nor Windows want to boot. This screen comes up after BIOS: pressing ctrl-i i obtain: Option 1,4 and ...
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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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Data recovery after conversion from MBR to GPT

I have following situation: by accident I run diskpart clean, then convert to GPT against NTFS MBR disk to which I previously backed up all my data... No other actions were performed with this disk so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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recovery partition won't boot - sony vaio windows 10

right, so as the title says, I have a recovery partition that i used many times before using the vaio rescue system. recently though i have installed windows 10 over the win7 that came with the ...
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Can I recover data from raid 1 drive after windows installation?

I had a raid1 setup on asus motherboard on windows xp. At some point one drive failed and I took it out. For a long time I continued to use the remaining drive without replacing the bad drive and ...
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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 convert thunderbird inbox file to eml

I got a bare Inbox file (that without any extension) from thunferbird that was copied from another machine. I do not have any info about account; only a few more .msf files. I need a way to convert ...
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SD memory card recovery - CRC error

I need to recover important photos from an SD card. I was taking pictures with a nikon D90. When I went to put the card into a computer (tried two machines), it did not recognize the card. The drive ...
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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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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 to verify that rolling back using a system image will actually work when needed?

I had to roll back due to Windows 10 not working properly, but one attempt failed when Lenovo's OneKey recovery gave an error message after a few minutes, saying that it could not load the files. But ...
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windows doesn't recognize recovery partition

I delete all my partition in my SSD and I install a new operating system. before that I copy all files of recovery partition to external disk also hidden files. I thought that if I set a external disk ...
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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 ...