A rescue disk is a general term for media that rebuilds or restarts a computer that is not able to start due to software problems.

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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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Win7pe_SE based recovery disk using multiple wim's

I have been trying to build a multi wim recovery disk that is supposedly possible in win7pese but have not been successfull in booting the image with the built in tools. I can select either option ...
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...
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Are there any rescue CD's which are bootable on UEFI and or UEFI with Secure Boot enabled?

I'm looking for Rescue CD's like Hiren's Boot CD which allow me to boot without switching to BIOS or turning off Secure Boot. I had no luck finding such thing. Is it even possible to launch such an ...
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SystemRescueCd: Save files from crashed Windows 7, cannot discover the harddrive

My laptop suddendly quit working, simply boots no longer, giving an error stating that it cannot find a disk where to boot from. I suspect that the harddrive is corrupted or broken. Well, I booted ...
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I've 2 disk in StripedVolume (W7/64b) but sees two dynamic disks

I work with 2 disks, 1 TB in striped volume with W7/64b, for a total size of 1.8 TB. After a corruption of the OS, I've re-installed same W7/64b (with the 2 dynamic disks not connected), and after ...
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Is there an “advanced mode” in LATEST Avira Rescue CD?

All I see is a wizard that scans and renames infected files. But what if I want to detect only and not make any changes? It seems it used to be possible in the past as you can see here: ...
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Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8?

Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8? I have paid for Windows 8, but I would like to be able to download a Windows 8 repair disk using my product key. Is this possible?
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Kaspersky rescue Disk on USB

I'm trying to use Kaspersky Rescue Disk from a USB key. I followed this procedure and it works fine but when I restart my computer, instead of getting a GUI I get "GRUB". I don't know what to do to ...
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How to run Windows 8 dev preview on native hardware without burning?

This blog post explains how to use the diskpart utility on the Windows 7 install DVD/USB to create a virtual drive you can mount and install Windows onto. At next startup, you’ll see Windows 7 in ...
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How to copy local files from NTFS drives after booting to a USB key or Linux CD

Now that I have my bootable USB key set up with all kinds of tools via Yumi (see this question), how do I copy off local files? I'm am a Linux novice, trying to rescue files from a Windows computer. ...