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Reinstall Windows 10 from recovery drive (USB) onto empty hard drive fails (with vague error message)

(The word "problem" isn't allowed in titles; otherwise, I would have put the error message in the title) I bought a Windows 10 laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon) and created a recovery USB drive from ...
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Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC (Windows 10 bootmgr is missing)

After a restart recently, my computer wouldn't boot in to Windows 10. At the time I didn't have a Windows 10 installation media so I tried using boot tools on the Ultimate Boot CD to no avail. I now ...
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Windows Recovery

Can I use a recovery disk created on a Lenovo to recover windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite. The Lenovo is also windows 8.1. I recently accidentally installed Linux Mint on the hard drive and removed ...
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How to create SRD of windows 7 on a USB disk without having a cd or dvd station?

How to create a Windows 7.1 SRD on a USB disk? The system says it cannot find any cd or dvd station, which is correct. But I have a 8gb usb disk for this in the laptop..
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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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How to recover the Linux VM after accidentally deleting all root folders?

I have a CentOS Linux VM running in VirtualBox. I wrote a bash script to do some automated tasks. But I accidentally deleted all root folders because I put a line in the script rm -r $my_dir/* ...
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Win Vista Sysprep error 50 in recovery command prompt

I am dealing with a desktop with hardware failed due to a mainboard issue. Replacement mainboards also have the same, known problem; so, I installed a new model mainboard and CPU. Of course, Vista ...
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Windows system restore and data lost on mysql

Is it possibile that a system restore in Windows 7 system may have lost some data in mysql tables? Mysql data is typically stored in C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data folder, few days ago my ...
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How to recover overwritten windows 8 with ubuntu linux [duplicate]

i install ubuntu linux over windows 8 accidentally and also do some work on linux for 2 days. But now i want my windows 8 back. If there any process to recover my windows 8 fully back.
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Xubuntu system broken after copying files

I was trying to copy files from one directory to another while keeping permissions for the files. The files in question where part of a rootfs built for armhf as I was trying to get 14.04 to run on my ...
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How to recreate encrypted dm-crypt/LUKS partition with predefined UUID on Linux?

I have / and swap area of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and Linux Mint 17.1 LTS) encrypted in dm-crypt/LUKS. / and swap area reside in /dev/mapper/UUID_1 and /dev/mapper/UUID_2. Is it possible to recreate the ...
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is it possible to reboot into Recovery Mode on OS X 10.9 without holding down Command and + R?

I really need to reboot into the Recovery Mode of OS X 10.9 so that I can fix a problem flagged up by Disc Utility, however I cannot hold down the Command and R buttons myself as I am quadriplegic. I ...
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System Recovery From an External Hard Drive

I created a Disk Image to my external hard drive but cannot seem to restore from it. Most explainations seem to only talk about CDs or DVDs. I'm running Windows 7 if that makes any difference. My hard ...
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Disabled some Autorun-Programs now Windows start in startup repair

my Problem was: Computer doesn't start in Normal Mode -> solved this Issue by installing autoruns.exe(from MS) in Compatibility Mode and disabled some Programs. Then the Computer start normal but very ...
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Restoring Ghost backup to different hardware

I lost my desktop Win7 development machine, including the disk drive (apparently) to a power surge a few months ago. I have a Norton Ghost full drive backup from a couple months before the crash. I ...
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Time Machine backups & OS restore

My permissions were all screwed up and after every exhaustible try to change them all back my only solution was a complete restore. So I did a time machine backup onto my external and started ...
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Chkdsk hangs at “chkdsk is verifying usn journal…”

I'm trying to recover some data off a crashed hard drive using Windows System Recovery. Startup Repair just hangs for days (yes, literally) with no disk activity. So, I'm trying to run chkdsk c: /f ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 fails to boot on new hardware

I had to change the motherboard, CPU and memory in my WHS 2011 recently, but after doing so it wont boot up. After the BIOS screen, the monitor is black for a moment and then, the system automatically ...
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Using PowerShell in System Recovery?

I need to turn on system protection so I can run a system recovery. It seems to only be possible to do this through the PowerShell: ...
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Exchanging a brand new laptop because of a dead pixel, is there any way to re-validate my Microsoft Office product key?

I just bought a brand new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155) and realized AFTER I had installed Norton 360 and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 that the monitor has a dead pixel. I'm ...
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Modifying recovery partition

In these days, laptops are being sold with a recovery partition by default (so you don't need any CD's and drivers) - just F9 at Bootup and restore. I have an Asus G73JH. The recovery partition ...
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Windows System Recovery: Is it needed? [closed]

I just recently deactivated system recovery on Vista, which saved me a huge amount of space. But I wonder is it necessary to have it activated? I can't remember that I any time had any use of system ...
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Where are the Windows 7 System Restore Points stored and how to preserve them?

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system crashed few days back and to recover that, I inserted the Windows 7 DVD. While running the System Restore from the DVD, it showed there are no restore ...
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How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing?

Often when trying to fix someone else's computer - especially consumer machines - the operating system will need to be reinstalled, but the owner will have lost or never created the installation or ...