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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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Fix Windows Boot Problems tool in Macrium Rescue Media looks for Active Partition even in UEFI mode

I have a GPT disk with a Windows install, and I have a multiboot BIOS/UEFI Rescue Media disk that I boot in UEFI mode (and I get “[UEFI]” in the title bar), but when I select Fix Windows Boot Problems ...
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Which Linux rescue disk has out the box serial console support?

We have a RHEL8 machine in a different city that needs to be rescued. The machine is connected to a serial console, and we can successfully access the BIOS and choose a disk to boot from. Our problem ...
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How to use dracut in chroot environment established through SLES15 Rescue boot image?

To fix an unbootable SLES15 system, I booted the Rescue image, mounted the existing system to /mnt, and then did chroot /mnt (I'm leaving out the details, as those are probably known (or found in How ...
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How to rescue a failed NTFS HDD?

I'm attempting to rescue a failed NTFS HDD via ntfsclone: I began to copy sector by sector via: ntfsclone --rescue --force --overwrite '/dev/sda1' '/dev/sdb1' It runs quickly up to 30% then tries to ...
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How to create sparse, bootable Linux backup images?

I've set up a new Linux workstation and would like to create a backup image in order to save time in case something breaks. This is the situation: Workstation: 512 GB SSD, 12 GB used, ext4 file ...
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Linux SystemRescueCD, eth1 works but not eth0

Got a RHEL system that I'm trying to troubleshoot. I used the Linux SystemRescueCD (Gentoo Linux). When I boot, I choose option 1 ("default boot options"). If I boot and just configure eth1, I can ...
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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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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 the ...
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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. ...
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How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?

I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with Windows 7 preinstalled. The laptop has a "OneKey Rescue System" which is able to restore the factory install of the OS. As I understand the files necessary for this ...
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