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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
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Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
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cannot recover folder due to missing element

I just deleted a very important folder accidentally. The problems is, it can NOT be restored due to a missing Element ($R1XLWAK no longer in :\$Recycle.Bin) Shadow Explorer didn't work. Recuva says ...
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Can I recover from partiton without using F8 on Vista?

I have recently been hit by a pretty nasty virus/malware app and would like to do a factory restore. The problem I am having is that when I select the Repair option per F8 on startup I get to the ...
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Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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Cancel / Exit HP System Recovery Manager (Windows Vista)

I started the HP System Recovery Manager inadvertently (by hitting F11 during the boot sequence) and am now unable to exit the tool. I do not need or want to run a full recovery or reset the PC to ...
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how to reset the system after accidently deleting the environment variables

I have deleted the paths under the advance system settings>environment variables>system variables in windows vista and since then options like, advance system settings, device manager and many others ...
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397 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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How to discover Windows flavor from unbootable drive?

The history of this "gifted" laptop (is it a gift if someone gives you a 2-year-old computer that won't boot?) is that it has had its hard drive chewed by virus(es?) and no longer boots. Recovery mode ...
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Why is Windows claiming Vista is counterfeit after installing updates?

We've purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC from a local Wal-Mart a few years ago. Upon our first boot, we were asked to create recovery discs of Windows Vista because the manufacturer did not ...
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Unable to boot into Vista recovery partition on Compaq notebook

I have a Compaq Presario C735ET laptop which is designed only for Windows Vista. There is not any driver for Windows XP or Windows 7 so I am stuck with Vista. Because I was not very happy with Vista, ...
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How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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Harddrive crashed, bought new bigger harddrive, but will not load from recovery disks?

My HP Media center harddrive crashed. I was told I could buy a new harddrive and reload from recovery disks copied off the system when I orignially bought the machine. My brother-in-law is trying to ...
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270 views

Turn off video driver in recovery command prompt

I have a hp dv2000 and my video card has stopped working. I disabled it in safe mode so I can use my laptop. I am going to reimage it again and when I reimage it will enable the video card again. If ...
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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 fix the boot sequence and/or restore a deleted partiotion

I have a computer with a 250GB HD on which there were installed a few operating systems. When the computer boots, I got the GRUB menu with all these Ubuntu installations (about 10 versions - I don't ...
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i accidentally deleted the recovery folder on a partition (win vista home)

i accidentally deleted the recovery folder on the recovery partition (win vista home) i think it was some sort of scheduled maintenance of some program that i did not configure properly? oops... lol 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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1answer
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How can I install Windows to my new hard drive if I lost my recovery cd that came with my pc?

The hard drive on my pc died and I had to replace it. My pc originally came with Vista and I upgraded to Windows 7. My pc is a Gateway and I can't find the recovery cd anywhere. I have the Windows 7 ...
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1answer
96 views

Cannot undelete accidentaly deleted files Vista

I have accidentally deleted some folder (with many files) on my NTFS Windows Vista Home Basic. I tried many undelete tools like "recuva" and many others and non of them helped. I also performed the ...
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Any way to get bootable Vista image from recovery partition of bad HD?

I have an HP Pavilion box running Vista and the HD failed this morning. Safe Mode will not boot, and when I try to boot regularly, it hangs with a cursor on a black background at the point where it ...
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477 views

Replace an OEM recovery partition from Windows Vista, with one from now-upgraded Windows 7?

I have a recovery partition from Windows Vista, and I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Can I create from Windows 7 a new recovery partition? Also, would this be legitimate (legal)? The laptop only ...
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Accessing the recovery partition on a Vista machine that won't boot?

I've got a Dell Vista machine - Inspiron 1720 laptop specifically - which I'm 99% certain came with no media, just the recovery partition. It's now refusing to boot, saying the system registry is ...
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How to restore my files that chkdsk deleted?

I had a 2TB disk added to my PC. The disk had 1.5TB of my data. When I booted my system, chkdsk said it found errors, and started working on the disk. It deleted 100k's of orphan id's and deleted ...
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400 views

Can I install Windows Vista on a new hard drive using only Recovery discs?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. Well, it was running. The hard drive developed some bad sectors and won't boot Windows anymore. Assuming the hard drive needs ...
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444 views

My Sony Vaio laptop crashed during restoring it to its factory settings

Early this summer my computer caught a virus. My virus protection ran out a few weeks before so I was trying to get rid of it but it kept giving me pop up windows everywhere. I caved in and decided to ...
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During Vista Repair - No operating system is listed

After a Windows update, my brother's Gateway computer loads to the "Step 3 of 3: 0%" and reboots. Safe Mode does not work. I placed a Vista DVD in the drive, and re-booted. (Note, this is my Vista ...
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Recover Vista install key from non-booting OS drive

A friend's Vista-based computer won't boot, so I am just going to format and reinstall. The problem is that she never kept her product key for Vista. Is there any way to recover that key from ...
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What files are required in my HP Recovery partition on Vista

My HP Recovery "D" Drive is showing some file in blue and some in black print - it only has 450MB free. I have this drive backedup on my stand-alone drive. Are there any files within this partition ...
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How to Export/Parse files from memory.dmp?

My computer got bluescreen, and saved all info to a memory file before restart. I have memory.dmp, and i have some very important files that i didnt save. All the files I need to recover were txt ...
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881 views

How to recover Windows Vista from blackscreen (mouse and keyboard is working)?

I am a computer geek which I use all the resources of the computer, and i have many opened and non-saved documents (especially notepad files that are not saved). Here is the situation: I use ...
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433 views

What key do I use with the OEM recovery partition?

Is the key just built into the partition and will resolve automatically? Or do I have to locate somewhere? I don't believe mine came with a key in the packaging. (though its not a new computer so I ...
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427 views

HP Recovery Not Working after rebooting for updates?

I own a HP Pavilion DV6000 and I'm running Windows Vista on it. I updated Windows after update I rebooted the laptop. After that It was not at all booting. Even I tried to boot from recovery disk, it ...
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171 views

Vista reboots during loading, tried the usuals, and there is a problem finding the OS

OS: Vista 64, Desktop First thing I tried was to Boot In Safe Mode - I noticed that that it would hang on loading AVG???.sys (some AVG file can't remember), and since AVG was the one that asked me to ...
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Forgot Vista login Password. Is there a way to get access to my PC ASAP! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I havn’t used my old PC for such a long time. Now I can’t login. Is there any way I can bypass the windows password? I ...
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Can't delete generic admin acct in Vista after using PCLogin for password recovery

I used pclogin to recover my admin password in Vista. It worked great. But I now have a generic admin acct listed on my sign-in screen and it doesn't require a password! Anybody that wants to can ...
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1answer
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Local admin password recovery: Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I am faced with an unsettling situation. A friend of my father's has rather suddenly become a widower. Naturally ...
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1answer
8k views

Recover overwritten PowerPoint 07 file from temp?

What is the full path of the temporary office 07 directory on windows vista or windows seven? A PowerPoint presentation was overwritten, are there any other options besides checking the said temp ...
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339 views

What can I do if I removed the Acer recovery partition?

We got a new Acer laptop with Vista installed at work. As it's getting ready to go out in the field, we wanted to do a burn-in test on it. We made the recovery DVDs before we ran the test. Part of the ...
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1answer
52 views

Recovering Ubuntu after Windows Vista x64 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair grub mbr and /boot using ubuntu 9.04 live CD Hi there, how to recover Ubuntu after installing Windows Vista x64? Vista is installed on another HDD partition, ...
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538 views

Old HDD is not getting detected when connected through USB

My laptop HDD got corrupted and I replaced that with a new HDD. Now I wanna retrieve the data in the old HDD. I tried using external HDD casing and connected it my laptop cable thru USB. But it is not ...
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1answer
372 views

Last step in HDD Recovery (fixing windows)

My dad’s hard drive corrupted which was a result of many bad sectors. Anyway, I made a clone of the drive and have now repaired it totally (recreating the MBR and MFT) and doing a series of ChkDsk's ...
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Recovering password on Windows Vista Home Premium

My wife's laptop updated last night and it's asking her for her password. She can't remember it. She entered a password hint, but that's not jogging her memory. Is the only remedy for this some ...
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Windows Vista Password changed… What the?

My mom's Vista Home Premium (32 bit) password was changed. My mom said that she didn't change it and she doesn't think anyone else here did either. So.. Could this have been done remotely? I'm ...
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1answer
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How to edit registry from Vista recovery tool?

How can i edit the registry from the Windows Vista recovery tool? The recovery tool provides 5 options: Startup Repair System Restore Windows Complete PC Restore Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool ...
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340 views

HELP! Can't start windows vista anymore

Hi I have a windows vista and after i visited a website in firefox everything crashed and Many windows appeared saying : stopped working... Some of the programs names are : Internet explorer , run ...
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replace recovery partition

i have a hp laptop with vista on it. i want to format the partition with the recovery files on it and format the c drive, install win7 and create new recovery files for win7 on the second partition. ...
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509 views

Bootrec freezes - Do I need to reinstall?

Today I went to boot my server only to notice the message we all dread and fear: NTLDR is missing I booted to the Server 2008 Recovery Console (or whatever its real name is), and issued this ...
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How do I reinstall Vista from the recovery partition on a HP Pavilion DV9000?

I have no any CD for this laptop but I have HP recovery partition there and I need to install Vista back on main partition. I do not see any option to boot from recovery partition Could anyone ...