Questions tagged [recovery-disk]

A recovery disk contains the tools and additional information that can be used to recover your system using data stored on your hard drive.

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accidentally created recovery disk on external drive [duplicate]

I accidentally create a recovery disk on my external hard drive and lost the partitions. I have a 1 TB external drive that had 2 partitions. I without knowingly of partition loss created a recovery ...
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How to repair encrypted disk after unfinished formatting?

I've accidentally started formatting of encrypted macos journaled external hdd. 5 seconds after start, I've unplagged hdd to stop the process. Now it isn't mounting. Is there a way to restore data ...
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System Recovery on a Virtual Win 10 PC

I have a virtual Windows 10 PC on a VHDX. I use Windows Hyper-V to run the virtual machine. Since last week I get this error when trying to start it: It says that i need to use recovery tools. Now, I ...
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Does A Recovery Floppy Disk Wipe Current Hard Drive?

So I have a computer from years ago, which had windows 98 running on it. When I went to boot it up today, it said it needed a boot disk. I have a Windows 98 rescue disk (floppy disk), but if I was to ...
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Can't creat a recovery disk on windows 10: Some required files are missin

Recently I bought a asus vivobook notebook which has genuine win 10 home pre-installed. But I have installed ubuntu 16.04 alongside it. For doing so I had to shrink the partition in which windows is ...
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how to create a 32bit UEFI bootable recovery flash drive from within windows 10 64bit?

I have windows 10 64bit version but I need a bootable recovery drive for a 32bit UEFI environment because my other computer has a 32bit UEFI system. How can I create a 32 bit UEFI bootable usb flash ...
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Creating a recovery disk of Windows 10

I've recently purchased Dell laptop and it has Windows 10 pre-installed on it. I plan to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.2 LTS on it. But before doing so, I want to make recovery disk of Windows 10 so that ...
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windows 10 recovery disk on cd-rom doesn't boot

I've got a working Windows 10 64-bit desktop PC which I've created two recovery disks onto CD-ROM. In both cases, the CD-ROM disks do not boot into a recovery environment on either the desktop or the ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: http://...
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Prevent Lenovo recovery from wiping out personal data

I have a Lenovo T430s with a C and a Q partition. C is for system and Q is for recovery. My plan is to create a D partition with Windows disk management tool where I can save my personal data and ...
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Where do I get a recovery media for WHS 2011?

Where do I get a recovery disk for the client to restore from a WHS 2011 backup? Current Solution: Now I've found my recovery disk (CD). I made the following observations: My CD drive seems to be ...
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“Recover” Windows 8.1 after switching to Linux?

I have a couple of laptops with Windows 8.1. I'd like to make one of them a Linux machine. I'm debating different ways to go. I know I can use a live CD, create multiple boot-able partitions, or use ...
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Boot issues on Windows 7 enterprise

I'm running windows 7 enterprise at mcdonalds. We we're given a recovery disk to restart our machine with. Our optic drive then stopped working. I've tried burning an iso image of the file on to a ...
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Is a BCD generic?

I have 2 computers both running Windows 8.1 (updated from the Store), and one of them won't boot. Upon booting, I get this error message: Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell Inspiron 15. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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Can I copy my Windows recovery partition to a USB and boot from it?

Of course it's not quite this easy, but are there steps for doing what the title says? It's a long story but I was dual-booting Linux and had a system meltdown of sorts. As such, my Windows ...
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Windows Surface USB Recovery Drive

My friend lost her password to her tab and she cannot log back in to her tab, and being the leet haxor that I am, I know that the only way to refresh her tab and keep all her important course ...
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How to merge Windows recovery disk images?

I have 3 Windows 7 recovery disk images (.iso files). How do I marge them into 1 disk image so I can put it into my pen drive? I don't have any disks and don't want to buy anything. I try ...
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Creating 2nd recovery disk set HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx

I have just recently got a HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx computer second hand. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. The first thing I wanted to do was to create a recovery disk,but it seems as ...
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Windows 8 Image Recovery Disk Too Small

I had a 128 GB SSD and a 1.5 TB HDD in my Windows 8.1 computer. I took a backup by using the built in tools to create a system image on my removable HDD. I took the 128 GB SSD out, put a 256 GB SSD ...
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Create recovery disk for win8 [duplicate]

I have a HP ENVY dv6 which came with Windows 8. I deleted Win8 from the computer when I was installing ubuntu 12.04. I didn't delete the recovery partition though. Now I want to go back and get the ...
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How can I create my own system recovery disc?

I have a system already installed with the OS and applications I needed and I want to create a recovery disc for the system so that in the event there is a crash or HDD spoil I can just use this ...
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Use one computer's recovery disc to reinstall windows on a similar machine

I have an Asus that I need to reinstall Windows 8 on. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled but I do not have its recovery disc. Is it possible to use the recovery disc from a similar machine to install ...
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How to manually create HP recovery media?

My mates HP Pavilion dv5 laptop's HDD is failing and now Windows 7 Home Premium won't boot nor will the recovery partition boot. I took out the HDD and stuck it in a USB HDD cradle and I'm able to ...
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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 memory diagnostics, all ...
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Installing Windows 8 with External DVD Drive

I have Ubuntu on my computer, and I have Windows 8 recovery DVDs. I do not have a build in DVD drive on my computer, so I bought an external one. Will the external DVD drive be able to read the ...
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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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Restore windows 7 without “system repair disk”

I have a blank hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 system image backed up on an external hard drive. I don't have a system repair disk (SRD) and also don't have Windows 7 disk. I only have the ...
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Restoring Dell recovery disks while preserving Linux partition

I have a Dell laptop dual-booting to Windows 7 and Linux. I have through my own stupidity royally stuffed the Windows partition. I have the set of recovery DVDs that I created when I first got the ...
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How to create a Windows 7 Recovery disk if it's home edition and it's broken at the moment?

Windows 7 can't load to the Welcome screen. It just boots to a black screen with a blinking cursor. How to create a Windows 7 Recovery DVD disk if I have a second laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Will recover from recovery disks created from recovery partition restore the recovery partition?

My laptop is Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. After creation of recovery disks from a recovery partition, if the recovery partition is deleted, will recovery from the recovery disks restore the recovery ...