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Question: how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

HI Guys
i really need help in making a DVD bootable disk form dell factory recovery partition, the story started when my computer got so slow and i wanted to make factory recovery to the original as the computer was when i bought it.
during the factory rest something happened and the power was interrupted, therefore the processing was not completed , i tried to do the same procedure but i did nit succeed using F8 ,, and i got always bootMGr problem.. what i did ,i installed another windows 7 professional , the computer now works , but i want to use my original software from dell, the recovery partition is still untouched and can see it... i am wondering how to make DVD bookable disk form this recovery partition as the windows running in the computer now is not as the same as the one originally installed by dell when i bought this computer...
any help highly appreciated

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Preferred Solution: how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

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Answer: how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

You might be able to access the recovery partition this way:

1. Start computer.
2. Immediately hold down the Ctrl key. At the same time start clicking the F11 key (top row of keyboard.) This may let the computer boot into the recovery partition.
3. If it boots into the recovery partition you should be bale to click "Restore," and then "Confirm" to restore your Dell computer. Click "Finish" when prompted to do so, and then select "Yes" to reboot.
4. You may see a different prompt to click "Next" and click "OK" to reboot depending on your specific computer model

If this doesn't work you might be able to have Dell send you recovery disks for your specific machine free of charge. This is a one time offer.

Dell - Support

If you are a country other than the United States and need to request recovery discs, you will need to contact Tech Support directly.

Dell Contact Technical Support

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I have searched all over on google and forums for software to make a bootable recovery partition and I can't find anything.

I need software that will make an image or a backup of my windows system / C drive and put it on a partition I have made (15gbs)

I need to be able to press a button like f4 or something at startup (bios) and for it to be able to load the recovery software if I ever had a problem with my computer.

Is there anything that can do that?

Answer:I need software to make a bootable recovery partition.

If you are quick , you can get this.

The download is only available free till 19th Jan 2010:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

Select Manage Backup capsule - you get an F1 key at startup.

You can tell it to store the backup images you make with it on there , too.

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Hello, How can I make bootable rescue and recovery (factory default) partition to USB-stick/-hard drive? When my hard disk fails (as it will) and I install new hard drive do I then get free recovery USB-stick from Lenovo? Or how this works with computers without DVD-drive. I would not like to go Linux/dd etc. zone. Just dead simple next, next, next prog which makes bootable USB-stick and copies recovery data to stick.

Answer:How to make bootable rescue and recovery partition to USB-stick

System:Windows 7 64-bitThinkPad Edge 13" with Intel processor (SU7300)

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Hello,

I recently purchaced a new notebook, shipped with W7 64-bit HP. I need 32-bit in order to run certain programs, so I used my W7 Ult DVD and installed it on this laptop.

I did not delete the recovery partition that was already on the drive, but I re-installed my own W7 on the partition with the pre-installed W7.

This was a mistake... I lack a lot of drivers and pre-compiled software that is not available for download from the manufactor.

So, I hope there is a way to make the recovery disk bootable, so I can boot from it in order to respawn the pre-installed W7.

Any ideas and tips are more than welcome!

Answer:Make RECOVERY disk bootable?

All data will be DELETED, backup your data first.

You will need to mark the Recovery Partition ACTIVE.

1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)
Partition - Mark as Active

On reboot Recovery will start.

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Can I Image my recovery partition and copy it to a new hard drive, and run it somehow? If so how, and what program should I use? I was thinking Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Failing hard drive- Can I Image my recovery partition and make it bootable?

Any program that clones a given hard drive...leaves an exact image of the drive on the second drive.  Whatever partitions/files the cloned drive contains...the new drive will also have.
 
Louis
 
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
Edited subject to match post.

Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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Just bought new Refurbished Asus K55A-BBL4 laptop from Newegg, came with Win 7 Home Pre installed. No install disks, no manual just letter telling me to protect customer data entire drive was wiped clean including Recovery partition. Checked disk management it shows all 4 primary partitions used: 200mb (boot), 169gb (C drive), 281gb (D drive), 16.5gb Recovery partition. I tried F9 when booting (nothing) just boots into OS. This setup is completely useless to me.
Called Asus ($50.) for install disk they said call Microsoft, call Microsoft ($99. new disk) they said call Asus, I've already paid for Win 7 once and i'll be damned if I pay for it again. Typical corporation bullshit.
What I want to do is install Win 7 on 1st part, 2nd (shared NTFS part), Ubuntu on logical partitions.

Can anyone tell me how to get Win 7 installed like above example.
The laptop is factory default now I haven't done anything but look.

Answer:Need to make Installation disk of Win 7 recovery partition

So use the install disc you said you already paid for if it`s the correct version and use the Key from the COA.

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you want it set up like it was from the factory, then you would have to order the factory recovery discs, but why in the world would you want to do that ?

Welcome to the Forums

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 hey tech guys...  i have a T410i with windows 7...now its only a Hard disk partition...for my compatibility i need to make another partition ...is that works in its factory recovery ??   ur replies appreciated.....thank u guys... sheriff

Answer:can i make hard disk partition through windows 7 recovery of T410i

hey getsheriff,yes it can be done. I would recommend making a backup of your system first.





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I would like to make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage; it is about 10gb and now not needed. However the Win7 OS does not seem to want to allow me to delete the contents or reformat it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this? BackgroundI  have two drives, one for boot and apps (solid state) and the second regular HDD just for data. I took a hard disk from my old Thinkpad T520 (which died) and put it into a drive bay adaptor in a new T520 system.  All works fine.  As the second hard disk is now just there for data and the main (solid state drive) has a new Lenovo recover partition, I do not need to keep the old Lenovo recovery partition on the second drive and would like to make use of the storage capacity.

Answer:Make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage?

Double-click on the partition in My Computer, and you should get the option to Recover Drive Space... but before you zap the recovery partition, make sure you have a backup image of the disk, or have made or obtained a recovery disk set.
 
Hope this helps!

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I bought a new laptop and it has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. It comes with a 320 GB HDD and it has a hidden recovery disk on that hard drive. I am pretty happy with the idea of it but when it comes to the partition then I have some questions.

1 - ] I want to do partition on my 320 GB Hard Drive and create C Drive 160 GB and D Drive 160 GB.

2 - ] I do NOT want to loose hidden recovery part on this 320 GB Hard Drive while I am doing this.So I can save my computer with it if I need it later on.

Is there any way to do that ?

Thank you for your help...

Best Regards
 

Answer:Solved: How to make partition without losing Recovery part of the disk ?

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How do I make the second partition, which includes all files from another hard drive, pretend that it is the main partition? I want to simulate the second partition being my main one for a while.

OR

How do I resize system partitions?

Background:
I am in deep trouble...

A while ago I made a hard drive image with Drive Snapshot (http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/). A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I certainly want to restore it. Although, I can't afford waiting for a new hard drive, and I want to restore it to another computer instead. My goal is to be able to boot into the old system with all programs and settings intact!

Setup:
- A stationary computer where the hard-drive snapshot resides (300 gb)
- A crashed laptop computer (38,7 gb)
- A target stationary computer with two partitions: (system c: 38,8 gb, d: 38,6 gb)

The problem is I cannot restore the 38,7 gb image file to the d: partition as it is 0,1 gb too small!!

I cannot use the 300 gb computer, and I cannot afford to delete the system partition of the target computer! I see only two options:
1. Resizing the partitions on target computer
2. Mounting the snapshot-image as a virtual drive (done), and copy all files but the movie-files etc to D:

Problems encountered:
1. This is impossible as the C: is the system partition and they cannot be made smaller with programs like Acronis PartitionExpert...
2. Although all files but the movies are copyed, I cannot make it boot!
(method: I use a virtual pc that m... Read more

Answer:How to make second partition bootable / restore hd image when partition is too small?

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Hi!

I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.

Miro

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Hello

set up

2 partitions, c and d, c has my windows files (xp pro), d is pretty much empty*


task

I need to get my system to be able to boot from c:

issue/problem

1. somehow my active partition is d, but all my windows files are in c. (d is currently the active partition but d has 3 key boot files that are allowing me to start the my only windows stallation (residing in c)
2. d has 3 critical files (ntldr, boot, and config), if I were to remove this files, I'm not able to boot. (I have tried.. as you can see below)

what I have tried

1. I have run fixboot and fixmbr from winxp pro install media. no change.
2. I have tried to make c the active partition with knopixx live cd and I have put the critical files mentioned above within the c (which seem pretty logical to me but somehow no change, I get an error message ( I can't recall the message exactly but it's basically telling me that I have no boot disk where they systems looks at.

How I came to have the problem

I'm not sure
I had cleaned installed win xp on c, and I had left d for data, then I installed linux with wubi and I used d for my linux/ubuntu/wubi file installation. then I had some problems with my windows installation so I had to clean reinstall windows on c, when I came to check how my system was booting somehow d was the active parition and this critical files came to be installed there, now, I need d to clean install fedora but I'm afraid I can use the d partition freely as lon... Read more

Answer:How to make xp partition bootable

Boot into Safe Mode and copy those files from the D: drive and put them on the Root of the C: Drive. Now, rename the files on the D: drive (ex) NTLDR.old. Now boot with the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console and type FIXBOOT.

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How do I make a bootable DOS partition ? I already created a FAT32 75MB partition on my HDD and copied all of the DOS 6.22 files to it using acronis, but for some reason acronis OS selector does not see the parttition and only gives me the option to boot to windows xp pro. I would use a floppy drive to boot up DOS but the blasted drive is giving me problems. plus I need to fix a bad msiflashed DVD-RW via through DOS

Answer:Need to Know how to make a Bootable DOS partition

You need to do an actual install for the MBR to be edited properly.
You could try adding the "boot" files (config.sys, io.sys, command.com) directly to the partition, and running fixmbr from windows recovery console, but I've never tried it that way...

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Hi,
I have an HP pavilion dv6 that came with windows 7 64 bit. But I'd like to install Windows 8 on a separate partition. I tested this out on another computer and was able to successfully make a bootable partition and run both windows 7 and windows 8. But when it comes to my dv6 I'm having issues. At first I found online that a dynamic partitions can't install windows and that only 4 partitions max per drive. Did some more searching and found out that I could just delete my hp_tools and recovery partitions after I make a backup. And even though I did that, I still get dynamic partitions. Keeping me from installing any other os.

Answer:I can't make a bootable partition

See if you can figure out how you got in this predicament from looking at these tutorials...
Windows 7 Forums the biggest Windows 7 help and support forum, friendly help and many Windows 7 tutorials that will help you get the most out of Microsofts new Windows 7 Operating System. - Search Results for Dynamic to Basic

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how can i make my other partition bootable using easybcd?

Answer:how can i make my other partition bootable?

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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I have a exe file i want to make it bootable on a floppy disk. So how do you do this?

What software?
Thanks
 

Answer:How can you make a exe to make a bootable floppy disk?

What's a floppy disk?
 

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i will be using this guide http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp to partition my vista drive for xp pro. it says to use g parted here: http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vistahowever. i cant seem to burn the iso right. im using cdburner xp pro and it doesnt boot itself like it should am i doing something wrong or is there a easier approach to this? please help.

Answer:Make Bootable Disc To Partition Vista

Make sure you're burning the .ISO as a CD image file and not just burning the file to a disk, the latter won't work.

In CDBurnerXP the steps are:

1. Start CdBurner XP Pro
2. Choose File
3. Choose Write Disc from ISO file
4. Browse for the ISO-image file
5. Choose "Write Disc"

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Will be purchasing a WD raptor and want to put the OS on it, don't want to reinstall all the program so I have tried to clone it on an old hardrive that i will remove and use as a Backup.
Tried XXclone and it install to Vista but does not show any drives in the dropdown boxes so I booted to my XP partition and cloned the drive from there.
When I try to boot from it it says NTLDR is missing ( I did use the cool tools option and ticked all three boxes), i assume this is because of the different boot system of vista
Your input would be appreciated

Answer:Make bootable clone of Vista Partition

XP and Vista use a completely different Bootloader.

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Hello everyone I have copied the contents of a windows 7 x64 installation DVD onto a hard disk partition. This is so I can launch installation and recovery's from disk without the need for a DVD or DVD-drive. Can anybody tell me how to make this partition bootable ?

Thanks in advance
Chris

Answer:Make Windows 7 installation partition bootable

Just use easybcd to add a boot menu entry for that partition. If you dont know what I'm talking about, follow this tut.

Recovery Partition - Create

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I just wanted to repost this question to continue my previous post:

How to make xp partition bootable

note: i did follow spunk funk directions but they were not what I needed.

and I also wanted to report how I was able to resolve my problem

problem

I have 1 disk (1 hd), hd 0, and I ended up having 2 partitions in there: c and d

c is where my windows folder is (this is what ms calls my boot partition... I know.. it should be called something else... that was my mistake on my previous post)

d is where my ntldr, boot.ini and ntdetect files were (I'm not sure how they got there but there they were), this is what ms calls the system partition.

issue: I wanted to have only one partition that would act as my boot and and system partition... just for kicks and consistency.

I tried to move the files on d to c and tried to make c as my active partition this did not work, I tried mbrfix and bootfix... did not work.

what did work comes next.

Answer:[SOLVED] how to make an xp partition bootable (continuation and resolution)

this is how I resolve my issue (I hope this can help some in the future)

but first of all I wanted to thank spunk.funk's input as this allowed me to see a bit further (looking at diskpart made it very clear).. Thank you so much for that!!!

2nd of all and very important advice: do a back up of your hd... I used clonezilla (free download)... if I hadn't done the back up I would've lost everything because I tried a few things that did not work and got my machine all screwed up MORE THAN ONCE so it was good to be able to go back and start from the beginning.. so clone your hd first

resolution

1. as spunk.funk suggested I checked with diskpart my partitions
diskpart > list disk 0 (I only have one disk)
diskpart> list partition
I found that I had one basic, one logical and one extended partition
***?? it turns out that my boot partition (the one with my windows folder) was in the extendeded/logical partition... ohhh (that's why when I made that partition active with gpart (from knopixx) I was not able to boot at all. my system partition (d) the one that was corrently active, was my only basic partition.. that's why that partition boot up correctly, my d drive was my system drive.

2. I proceeded to make a copy of my boot partition (c drive) to another a basic partition. I used partition master (free download) to resize my d drive (the one almost empty holding my boot/system critical files, ntldr, boot, ntdetect) and then I created a basic partition (called ... Read more

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hi guys, just wonder what is the easiest way to make a bootable disk on my computer ?, I already tried the 1 time windows dvd writer, already used that up many years ago. tried macrium, but cant understand how to use that pe builder, it always says wrong source path, is there an easy way for someone like me that doesnt know too much about computers to get this boot disk ? I want to replace my hard drive and I dont have the original cd's thanks

johnboy

Answer:make a bootable disk ?

Bootable disc to do what? Easiest way is to download a bootable ISO and burn it using something like IMGBurn or BurnAware.

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Fellow WinSevians,
I come with cap in hand and head bowed in shame at this, my first post - after so many months reading the knowledge that so many of you seem to have.

I seek your help if you would please. After downloading at 45k all day what I believed (and still believe to be!) was the iso image of the RC, I (merely?) have the RC content that I need to create a bootable disc.

I have used Bart's BBIE to extract a boot image file from my previous W7_7068 disc and I now have 'image1.bin' at 2k.
But from here? - How and where do I merge this bin file with my W7_RC content? (I'm using 'CDBurnerXP').

Call me a 'noob'or call me a 'knob', either way I'll cop it sweet.
Thanks in anticipation.
Brinkerz.

Answer:How can I make my W7 disk bootable?

Well, I'm probably just an idiot, but why don't you use one of the free image burning apps (I like InfraRecorder portable version myself) to write your RC iso to a DVD and boot from that?

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Hi,

My Pc is about 15 months Old and it does Not come with a Bootable XP Home, like they used to. The Recovery is in Partition D:\ and when I Re-Install XP, it will Restore Home XP and all these Unnecessary Expired stuff >> to Factory Standard. ( with all the "Add_Ons " >>> Norton , ISP, etc )
How can I CREATE Bootable Disk with just Home XP on it ??
Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:How To make a Bootable Disk from....

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How to make a Widows 8.1 DVD disk that works as a recovery disk.
What your actually making is an Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation installation disk.
When the disk boots up, you select repair disk instead of install. This will give you access to all the repair programs as well as system image recovery option.

All you have to is, go to this webpage (Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation) and download the ISO for Windows 8.1 Enterprise evaluation. This will let download the ISO file. Warning, this file is 3.7 gig big and takes a few minutes. After that simply burn to disk. When you boot this disk, just choose repair instead of install. Just note, that like all install disk it takes time to load. 2 minutes and 20seconds on my machine.

Answer:A simple way to make a 8.1 bootable DVD for recovery

If you like, you could also create a recovery drive from within Windows to do the same.

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

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I currently have a disc copy of windows 7 and I am currently running it as my main OS as well. I was wondering just in case my computer decides to have a few issues is there anyway I can make a data partition to store windows 7 or put it on a flash drive so that in the incident of a hardware failure I would be able to go into my bios and boot the recovery partition or boot it from a flash drive allowing me to reinstall the OS.

Answer:How can I make a bootable flash drive and data partition for windows 7

What do you mean "disc copy"? Do you mean you have Windows 7 install DVD or ...? If you mean you have only the Windows 7 that came with the computer, on the hard drive, then you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, I want to install XP in any PC through HARD DRIVE,, then plzz help me that hw can i make the HARD DRIVE bootable like a XP bootable cd..

Answer:how to make a hard disk bootable

Internal or External hard drive?Usually you go into BIOS and change the boot device to your hard drive. It usually says the name of the device.Hold F2, F10, F11 or Delete on startup to enter the BIOS menu.Make sure you have installed XP onto the HDD before setting it as the boot device.

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Hey everybody!
I need to extract some files to system32 directory during boot process,
so in the past few days I`ve tried to figure out how to get it done.
I found the "EasyBoot" software which perfectly meets my requirements as it gives me making custom menu, with buttons which activate a specific dos command when a key is pressed, making ISO from all files I need to extract and burning it - BUT, I can't or don't know how, to make this work, because it doesn't.
All I`m asking for is having a bootable disk with files that I want to extract to the hard disk...maybe I don't even need menu..

Thank you

Answer:How to make a bootable disk with menu?

The CD burning software you use should have an option to create a bootable CD. Otherwise, download imgburn from www.imgburn.com, choose the option to create CD from files and folders, then go to advanced tab and then bootable. Put a check in the box that says "create bootable image". The resulting CD should be bootable.

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For years now, I've been using Casper from Future Systems Solutions to make system drive backups for my 32 bit system. I could take the new copy and plug it into the system in place of the existing bootable hard drive and it booted and ran just fine. Recently I upgraded to Win 7 64 bit when I built a new system but for some reason, my new system drive copy is not bootable. If I use Disk Management to look at the drives, I see the drive that DOES boot says: Healty (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition). The new copy that does NOT boot says: Healthy (Primary partition) and it won't boot. I believe that there's actually a separate boot partition in a 64 bit system, but I'll be darned if I can find anything describing how you might create it. When preparing a new drive to receive a copy of the system which is to be bootable, what should I be doing that I missed?

Since Disk Management doesn't show the boot partitions, I don't know if it's actually there or not.
 

Answer:How to make Win 7 64 bit system disk bootable

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Haven't been here for quite awhile but couldn't think of a better place to get the best answers.

I'm running xp professional and my HD is about full. I have a new hard drive, installed it as a second drive, and I did a disk to disk copy. I think I got everything copied inculding the boot sector. Before I go on maybe someone to tell me how to make sure I got the boot sector..... I used XML to do the copy. Both drives have 2 partitions with the first one being NTFS and the second one FAT. Both of them have the first partition marked as "active". When I took the main drive out and changed the jumper on the second drive to indicate it was the only drive, it would not boot.

Some of the things I have thought about are:

1. Did I not really get the boot sector?
2. Does the first partition need to marked something more than "active"?
3. Does XP prevent you from using a "copy" of the OS?
4. Do I need to change something in the BIOS?
If I leave both drives in, could I try rebooting and set the boot disk to the second drive to determine if it will work?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tim

Answer:Trying to clone new disk and make it bootable

If you did a disk to disk copy, all files should be there bit for bit.
Try flopping the drive cables so the new drive is plugged in the C drive on the MOBO and Let er rip.
I have cloned several drives via Acronis and had great success.

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Hi there,

Could someone tell me how to make a bootable disk? I am trying to get into DOS when starting Windows 2000, then use Ghost to copy my entire harddrive.

Thanks a million,
 

Answer:How to make a bootable floppy disk?

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I may have one but not sure if it the same as a Bootable Floppy disk.The reason I need one is to Flash the BIOS.I need to create one for Win98SE.I do have a Floppy disk which says Win98SE Boot Disk & it was the one which came with my Windows 98SE CD year ago.So can someone tell me if this Floppy is the same as a Bootable Floppy Disk please ?

Answer:How do you make a bootable Floppy Disk ?

You can always get one from here click here BTW why do you need to flash bios?

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I hae a ACER laptop. Its around 5 years old. The CD drive doesn't work for it. Now my OS got corrupted and i messed with a lot to fix it. I have removed the hard drive from laptop and tried to copy the misisng files. But unfortunately i deleted teh complete OS. Now its a smple drive.So if i need to install fresh windows XP on it, i can't do that as there is no bootable device.How i can fix that. My laptop also doesn't support USB BOOT drive.

Answer:make bootable hard disk

Take the drive out and stick it in a computer that does. You need a bootable drive to do what you want. There is no other way because you have to boot some kind of OS otherwise the computer will do nothing.

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hi,

My sony vaio came with a recovery option basically its a small partition on my drive that i can access if i press f7 before i boot.

it basically restores my PC to "factory Settings" as if were right out of the store with all drivers and preinstaled software.

i want to make a similar disc for my desktop. i want to have it on a disc though and not a partition. dont care if its dvd or cdr .

anyone know of a 'how to guide'

I just re did my pc and its a pain to have to reinstall all my favorite programs and drivers.

Thanks in advance

k
 

Answer:Anyone have a guide to make a bootable recovery disc?

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Hi all,i've bought a thinkpad X100e with Windows7 and would like to downgrade it to Windows XP pro using the recovery CD. As there isn't a CD-drive (and i don't have an external one), i would like to use an USB-stick.I don't know how to make a bootable stick of the recovery CD. Can anyone help me? Thx

Answer:X100e - Make bootable usb-stick of recovery CD

try to follow these howtos: How to create a bootable live Windows CD:http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/livecd.html Bootable iso on a bootable USB stick:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/10640-35-bootable-bootable-stick





There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.(O. Wilde)

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Hey there guys.....
I recently had a HD crash and had to install a new HD. Its a 350 Gig WD into a ASUS laptop.
On the origional disk I had a cleverly protected partition with the origional factory setup of VISTA on it. Should anything go wrong with the VISTA operating system then this bootable partition would come into play and do a clean install.
I also had the option of pressing F9 during booting to allow me to reinstall to factory std.
I would like to be able to have a similar setup with my new HD and Windows 7.
I have googled and found many options but nothing the way I want it. Most options explain the use of the recovery partition once wndows is loaded. I the recovery partition to run from a boot if F9 is pressed. This is the way it was and I would like to have it the same with my new setup.
I will appreciate any assistance with this at all.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Howdy,

Yes that setup is OK but as you have found out that when the HD goes faulty so does the backup.....you best way is to use a program like Acronis TrueImage and make a Clone of the drive and either put it on DVDs or another HD.
 

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I'm using truecrypt to encrypt C:\ drive (have only one windows partition). Problem is, that Truecrypt has its own boot loader and as I figured out, Rescue&Recovery partition is accessible only thanks to lenovo bootloader, whitch was owerwritten by truecrypt. Is there a way how to boot again to this R&R partition? Only C is encrypted

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 221 GB
E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit
C Drive - 223GB
D Drive - 200 GB
E Drive - 40GB

How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition

Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.

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title says it. i deleted my partition without rewriting or formatting and my mbr is intacat. any ideas?
 

Answer:Need a bootable cd for partition recovery

You already have one thread open on this subject with a reply in it already, they ask here not to open more than one thread on one subject at a time.

Multiple Postings - It is simply not acceptable to post your question more than once, or to post it in more than one forum. Choose the forum that your question or post best fits in, and place it there and only there. If, after posting, you feel it should be in another forum, use the "Report Thread" button at the bottom of the post and we'll move it. We also reserve the right to move posts to other forums and delete duplicates.
 

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Hi there,

i have set the boot sequence to boot from cd, but the message reads: non bootable disk.

I have tried to open it with ghost but it wants a password.

Toshiba Satellite A60.

Answer:Satellite A60 - Recovery disk will not boot - error non bootable disk

Hi

First of all you will be not able to extract the ghost image file because it?s secured as you could see.

I don?t know why you cannot boot from the Toshiba Recovery CD. But a reason could be:
- The CD is faulty (scratch, not more readable)
- You used a wrong CD
- The CD/DVD drive cannot handle this CD due to the old and faulty drive laser lens.

So you should firstly check if you can boot from other Microsoft Windows CD to find out if the CD/DVD drive is ok.
If this is ok then there is a issue with your CD!!!

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I'm trying to make a bootable disk using nero. Could someone please instruct me how to do this?

I need it in less than an hour. D:

Thanks.

Answer:Need help ASAP! How do you make a bootable disk using Nero?

Like 15 mins left... please someone help...

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hi guys, i have been locked out of my bios for a while now. found a tool to unlock it but i need to boot into usb but i can't. someone suggested i create a dos bootable drive, replace my current hdd with so that i can boot into dos and use da tool from
there. so how do i install dos on a new hard drive or make it dos bootable?

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Hi,
I have been using Norton Ghost 12 for years and recently switched to it's version 15. However I could not find any option to create a bootable recovery disk. Version 12 offered this feature?? I must be doing something wrong so can someone please help me how to make a bootable recovery disk in NG 15? thanks.
 

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How do I make a Vista Beta 2 bootable DVD disk?
I have downloaded Vista Beta 2 as an ISO file.
en_windows_vista_beta2_x86_dvd.iso ---- 3.276 GB

I am running Windows XP pro with 1.8GB Pentium 4,
512MB ram, and 120GB drive.

Thank You
Bob Whitman
[email protected]
 

Answer:How do I make a Vista Beta 2 bootable DVD disk?

See if this site thread helps:

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=22464&tstart=0
 

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Hello

I have a HDD 1T with
c: win7 system
d: data

- as this disk is slow, I would like to transfert system and data to another disk
and keep this HDD as extension (data2)
- I use EASUS partition master tool to clone each partition to a new HDD 500G
- but now when I disconnect the 1T and try to boot on 500G its blocks on 'loading operating system'
- I suppose its an issue of the type of partition. how can I solve that and make the 500G bootable ?

thanks for help

Answer:How to clone win7 disk and make it bootable ?

Looks like you had a problem with the image. Try this (it was originally for a SSD transfer but will work for any disk): SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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how do i do this in windows XP?

Answer:how do i make a bootable system floppy disk?

click hereHanx!K.

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My hard disk is going to fail.I have collected data over 3 years. Please help me.I have created bootable disks with the help of following websites.1.http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/2.http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_Windows_XP_Service_Pack_3.htmlThe first one created successfully but, i don't know how to copy the data from hard disk to pen or flash drive.The second one also created successfully but, windows not able to boot using this disk. It boots from hard disk as usual.OS XP SP2Burner : Nero 9Thank you.

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Downloaded the beta 2 version. How do I make a bootable disk out of the ISO files. I tried Nero and told it to make a bootable DVD and it didn't work. It booted to Caldera.
 

Answer:How to make a bootable disk from Vista ISO files?

The ISO is ALREADY a bootable image...you don't have to add anything else to it...just burn it and you're done.
 

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My hard disk is going to fail.I have collected data over 3 years. Please help me.
I have created bootable disks with the help of following websites.

1.http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
2.http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_Windows_XP_Service_Pack_3.html

The first one created successfully but, i don't know how to copy the data from hard disk to pen or flash drive.
The second one also created successfully but, windows not able to boot using this disk. It boots from hard disk as usual.

OS XP SP2
Burner : Nero 9

Thank you.
 

Answer:Best way to make xp bootable disk with diagnostic tools?

Please do not create duplicate threads. Closing this one. Please use this thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/861114-best-software-method-install-xp.html
 

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I would like to know if it's possible to restore the computer by copying the entire recovery partition over to a bootable USB flash drive? I have already created the recovery discs, but I would like to preserve the factory recovery partition and use it externally since I want to completely remove it from the hard drive. (I need to remove a partition so that I can use MBR2GPT to create a UEFI boot partition for Windows 10). Here's what I did so far as a test... I copied the recovery partition as-is (no change in size) using MiniTool Partition Wizard over to an external hard drive. When it was done, I marked the partition as active so that it would boot. Upon restarting, the computer detected the recovery partition on the external drive and successfully booted into the recovery manager. Now, the question is, will it successfully recover to the internal hard drive should I ever need to preform a recovery?

Answer:Copying The Recovery Partition And Using It On A Bootable US...

Hi,No member in this forum has reported a success in doing this.I have also been disappointed twice previously?If you do it successfully, this thread would be bookmarked for sure, for any future referenceRegardsVisruth

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

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How do I make a recovery partition on a custom made PC using HP Backup and Recovery. I downloaded that from their website. I can make backups but I can't store them to separate partition on my 180 GB harddrive. If I succeed in making a recovery drive, how do I make it bootable by pressing f10 or something?

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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I google searched high and low to see if this could be done, but the only answer I found was you can't do it because it's considered piracy (but Windows 8 & 10 have it built in). I have a Dell Latitude E6410 Windows 7 64bit. I want to take the Recovery Partition (and only the recovery partition) and put it on a USB. Make that USB bootable, so I can boot from it and return my Laptop to factory. I don't want to back up my current configuration. It would be like creating a Windows install disc that includes everything the Dell came with (drivers, programs, etc). I would then go through the setup process. THANKS for any help.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery Partition to USB (bootable)

about 1:22 in
 

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi guys, i have a problem. My hard disk started failing and I decided it was time to upgrade to an SSD.

Since the old HDD has gotten very slow, cloning the drive takes 862 hours. So i decided to not clone it and do a fresh windows install. But somehow my Asus redovery dvd i bought from the Asus website doesnt work anymore so i installed a different windows version (30 day trial).

So i need the recovery partition from my old harddisk on my new SSD. At the moment my old harddisk is connected via USB to my laptop and it shows up in disk management, but i can't find a way to copy the recovery partition to my new SSD. I cant boot via the old disk since windows got corrupted and i get a blue screen.

There has to be a possibility to copy the partition right?

please help me

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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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I am trying to upgrade my BIOS. The manual says to make a bootable system disk. I can't figure out how to do it. What is the procedure for making a bootable system disk in Windows 2000 Pro. I also have a Windows 98SE computer if that is easier.
Thanks
The reason I am doing this is because my new Brother Printer will not allow the computer to boot up if it is on. The computer freezes at the memory test. If the printer is off, everything is fine. The printer is on the USB.
Mark
 

Answer:How do I make a bootable system disk in Windows 2000 Pro?

Download the Driver Free Disk for Bios Flashing from here.
http://www.bootdisk.com/
 

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Hi!
I have a HP Pavilion, 80 gb hard drive,20 gb free, 512 memory, 2 mghz speed and running xp home. Last Friday I did a defrag on my computer. The first day after, the computer did seem to run better. Then I started getting msg's about different exe. files were missing or corrupted. My programs seemed to be running fine however. Tonight I started to use Q-image to print some photos. and it would not come up--again the missing or corrupted file error msg I thought maybe if I restarted the computer that it would reset itself. Well, it didn't! I had a msg that the "system32\drivers\isapnp.sys" was missing or corrupted. I found the file on my laptop and copied it onto a disk and then copied it onto my desktop. Now the computer is looping and not getting past the windows logo screen. Please tell me how to make a bootable disk and how to get my material off the computer, so that I don't lose my files. Most of them I do have on backup, but I haven't backed up the last couple of months!-which means that all my holiday stuff is on there, plus a paid project. Thanks for any help....Diane
 

Answer:How can I make a bootable disk for XP and how can I recover my files before I lose th

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 

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Hey Guys

Does anyone know how this software can be configured to boot from usb on uefi/gpt.

I formatted usb using rufus on the relevant mode then dragged over the contents of another usb where it does work on bios/mbr set up.
But when booting from it on the uefi set up , I get the error " no operating system found"?

I have compiled the software into an iso then tried rufus , but rufus states the iso is not efi?

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Many thanks.

Answer:How to make [email protected] disk bootable on uefi/gpt?

This is what i did to create a Bootable USB disk for Windows 10.
I selected GPI partition scheme and formatted my USB with FAT32 filesystem using Windows 10 ISO image. All went smooth.

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Hi all,

I would like to create a Bootable Recovery Partition On my laptop, just like the one that came from the manufacturer, except since I am migrating to Windows 7 I need to have that recovery partition be Windows 7 as well. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic Edition.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Answer:Installing Bootable Recovery Partition in Windows 7

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I've seen some fairly involved sites with methods to try this, don't have the links.
This is not easy to do.
Maybe someone will have a link to a way to do this.

Most people use a Backup and Restore Image program. They are easy to use and reliable,
you can backup right after installation and/or weekly and get back your OS with all programs installed and the OS activated in about 15 minutes.

Here are a couple free proven programs.

Macrium Reflect

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
A long list of free programs that will work With Win7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

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Hi. I am using WS2008 however the procedure is the same as Win7.

What I want to do, is have the ability to install, on a partition, a bootable partition where it will allow me to install Windows from a directory which contains the entire contents of the DVD/ISO which is on location on another HDD (on the same computer)

how is it possible to do this? Basically this is for a server that exists "out there" and have no access to it. I manage it myself etc... and I know this is possible to do, but has been such a long time since Ive done it.

What is it that I need to install on the computer to allow me to go into some mode (recovery mode maybe) so I can run setup?

Thanks

Answer:Basic Bootable partition/Recovery mode?

You can take a look this tutorial:
Recovery Partition - Create

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I've got a W520 with a hard drive that has been completely wiped aside from the Q/Recovery partition. Is there a workflow for using the recovery partition to rebuild the factory Windows 7 install?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:W520 - Using the recovery partition without a bootable OS installed

1. Grab ImageX from Microsoft (somewhere).2. Get a bootable USB with Windows 7 setup3. Boot into the USB and enter repair tools (Command Prompt)4. Navigate to the recovery partition, FactoryRecovery folder.5. Note the size of sdrivebackup.wim6. Use DISKPART to create a partition of at least this size. Make sure it is the first, it is active, and set to bootable.7. Use ImageX to apply sdrivebackup.wim to this partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\sdrivebackup.wim [newpartition]:\8. Then use DISKPART again to create an appropriately sized Windows 7 partition (presumably all the remaining space).9. Again, use ImageX to apply cdrivebackup.swm to the newly created Windows 7 partition.
The command should be: ImageX /apply [recoverypartition]:\FactoryRecovery\cdrivebackup.swm [newwindowspartition]:\Ideally this should make it work. If it doesn't, try a Startup Repair from the Windows install USB to fix any bootloader issues.

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

I just got a new laptop that has a 256GB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD Storage drive. Dell put 2 recovery partitions and and OEM partition on the SSD and I want to maximize my SSD space. I have already created a USB recovery media but I would like to be able to still reset or refresh my PC if I need to while on the go. Is there a way to move or copy these partitions over to the HDD and have the Windows Recovery Environment still be bootable and the reset and refresh functions still working?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive

from command prompt(admin)
type> diskpart
type> list disk
type> select disk # (# being the disk number for the ssd)
type> list partition
type> exit
type> reagentc /info

post a pic of cmd window

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Hi everyone, I've a disk in a laptop (XP NTFS with 3 partitions) that is failing to boot so I've placed it in a caddy and attempted to access it on my Windows 7 PC.

When it's connected it prompts me to initialise device first (which I suspected it would do).

I've managed to access partitions to some degree using a diag mount utility http://hddguru.com/software/2007.05....ind-and-Mount/ but where the data is stored it won't let me change the permissions, reporting the device is write protected when I attempt to re-assign full permission or ownership.

Having had a good look around for some software to access it and allow permission/ownership changing, I've not got that far and don't want to end up installing this and that.

Has anyone some suggestions how to access or can anyone recommend a utility so I can change the permissions/owner to get the data off?

Thanks

Answer:accessing non bootable NTFS partition/s on USB Hard Disk

You can try booting from a live linux cd and accessing the data from there.

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Hi,

The Issue: I 've been googling since days for an answer but no luck so far. I would appreciate if somebody can direct me how I may reinstall my operating system from recovery partition. For now, I only can go to my recovery partition using command prompt from vista recovery disk. The operating system has already crashed. But My Acer Aspire 5737z has recovery partition E with all files in it.

The Problem background: During complete recovery of my vista home 32bit OS with Acer recovery program the system crashed. Now everytime I start the PC, the windows tries to load and then an error message appears telling that windows was not set up correctly and I should restart.

Efforts: I downloaded windows recovery iso and corrected the boot errors but same error message continue to come and OS does not load. Using command prompt from vista recovery disk I used imagex command to expand one of the wim files into my C drive. It created windows folder, program files and users folder but there is no other file in c. May be I can manually create some of the boot files or something, but this has not been my field of expertise.

Thanks for reading it and thinking about a solution already.

Answer:acer 5737z vista recovery partition exists but not bootable

I'd suggest ordering a set of recovery disks: Order Recovery Discs (USA)

But first I'd run some free hardware diagnostics just to make sure it's not a hardware problem that's causing your issues:





H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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Hello

I have 4 HDDs: 1 x 1TB, 2 x 565GB and 1 x 250GB. The 1TB HDD has windows and all my games etc, one of the 512GB HDDs was used for storing backups and movies, and the other two drives were encrypted using truecrypt, but I rarely used them for anything.

I decided to use the 565GB HDDs in RAID1 so I removed the encryption, made a backup of the data and setup the RAID in the BIOS. I removed the 250GB drive from the computer since I wasn't using it. All seemed good, but when I booted the computer booted to the true crypt boot loader and said "No bootable partition" with no way to bypass the bootloader .

I made sure the 1TB drive was the boot device, but I still get taken to the true crypt boot loader, this drive has NEVER been encrypted.

I used my windows 7 recovery disc to try and run startup repair, it runs, but I still get taken to the boot loader and windows isn't listed in the list of installed operating systems startup repair shows. I tried to repair the MBR, but the repair disc didn't have bootsect.exe on it, I put in the windows 7 install disc and ran it from there, I did NOT reboot using the install disc, just swapped the disc out because the install disc wouldn't let me use the repair option. The repair ran and when I rebooted I got a message saying "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media. Press any key to continue".

Anything else i can try?

Answer:Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.

Nice fixed that problem, got bootmrg problem which I think I fixed, now its BSOD on windows loading screen

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Hi eveyone!


I.know some of you may say that there are other posts that have solved this
But my case is particularly different..

My windows froze and crashed this morning.I have a sony vaio eb series laptop core i34gb ram
320hdd... Ive done a number of things:

Tried system restore.didnt work

Tried startup repair...didnt work either.


Tried system recovery but halfway through the formatting it got an error and stopped working.

But it did format my hdd and now i have no windows. And now when i press the f10 key
Which is supposed to take me to vaio recovery, The vaio recovery doesnt load but instead the windows recovery loads files, goes to the windows 7 bootscreen stays there for a while, and finally when i lt moves on it stops at a BLACK SCREEN WITH A CURSOR. Thats it. I have no windows anymore.. F8 wont work anymore. I tried installing through a bootable usb but the same thing happens with that too.. Tried installing xp but it crashes while setup loads.

So now i have no windows
A formatted hdd
F8 key doesnt work
F10 loads windows files boots windows and gets stuck at a black screen with a cursor...

PLEASE HELP! THANKS!

Answer:URGENT.Windows 7 install freeze recovery partition and bootable usb

If you have an activation key you can reinstall windows.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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So I got the system (windows xp pro, sp 3) all cleaned up and want to make a recovery disk because its original was lost. I tried to use the windows backup program that is on the system but it wont allow me to burn the files to cd. I've been looking around online and so far I'm not impressed with what I am finding. I started by downloading and installing Imgburn but I can't find anywhere that tells me how to create my bootable ISO file. Everything I find says I have to download it from strange site or a torrent site. I would just like to use whats on the computer. Is this possible or am I hoping for to much. Also if anyone knows where I can buy a recovery cd I would like to know. The computer is a Dell Latitude D610.
Thanks

Answer:Recovery Disk /Bootable ISO

What brand of hard drive is fitted?

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yeah i was just seeing if you could make a recovery disk from the recovery partition? it wouldnt make sense to why u couldnt do it?? but how to go about it??

Answer:Could you make a Recovery Disc from Recovery Partition?

You would do that by creating an image. Then burn it to a cd.

Do you mean a XP recovery Console cd? or a whole system image?

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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not sure if this is the right forum (mods help plz)
I was wondering if there was a way to create a bootable recovery disk like the ones you get from dell to restore your pc like when you bought it is there one program that does it all or multiple together like nero and ghost or something like that thanks for your help
 

Answer:creating a bootable recovery disk

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where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for windows 8.1where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for windows 8.1

Answer:where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for...

Call in to HP technical support (Recovery Media Team) on 1-800-227-8164 and depending on whether your pc is In warranty or not they will be able to either ship recovery media free or at a charge.




Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom left to say ?Thanks? for helping.

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I have a 40GB Hard Drive partitioned into two windows xp partitions and one hidden recovery partition. The C: Drive has my bootable Windows XP(16 GB),the F: Drive has a 19GB Non-bootable Windows XP logical partition, 1 GB is used by the hidden recovery partition. Recently, I downloaded big files to my non-bootable partition, extracted and zipped them into CD Size files for burning. After burning I deleted all these files BY Right Clicking on them then delete or highlighted them then used the Delete Key on the keyboard, ran disk clean up and then fragmented the non-bootable partion. To my surprise, the volume on the non-bootable partition shrank exponentially from almot 15 GB free space to 2GB. No matter how many times I cleaned the partition, fragmented it. These deleted files are still taking space from the partition and I don't seem to know where they reside. I cleaned the recycler that is showing in the same partition but to no avail. My question is, where do the deleted files in a non-bootable partition go after being deleted? Certainly, they don't go to C: Drive recycle bin because I already checked there.I even tried to work from Safe Mode but no luck yet. The volume is shrinking exponentially and every file I delete still subtracts from the partition's volume although when I selected all showing and hidden files, the volume is not even 10% of what is used from the partition.

If it matters here is some extra info:
* I am using, a company's Toshiba Tecra... Read more

Answer:Where do the deleted files in my non-bootable Windows XP partition take from the disk free space?

Just my opinion: Since this is a company system...it seems (to me) that this is a matter for the company's IT personnel...not one for individual suggestions by an unknowing audience.

Especially so since an enterprise network may be involved.

Louis

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can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

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Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

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Hi, my gf had a 3year old medion laptop that is rather slow and, in my opinion, needs a fresh install. My problem is that the laptop only has a recovery partition and i am unsure of how to use this. Please can anyone help?

Answer:How do i make a recovery cd from the partition?

the recovery partition is activated at boot by a key combination specific to the manufacturer. it is probably an option listed at the point when u can go into safe mode or whatever. What it will do is reset your puter to the factory state so all apps and data on the puter that u have added since first boot will be lost!!! so by all means use it but make a full backup first on a removable disc or external drive using the Backup wizard. I am assuming here you are running XP if not things will be different.

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i wont to make a recovery portitiom in windows xp home

Answer:how to make a recovery partition in xp

You need imaging software like Acronis True Image. It is not free.___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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im sorry if i posted this thread to the wrong section.


my computer's CD-ROM cant read any CD/DVD anymore, its completely broken.
i am asking you if is there any other way to reformat my computer because it cant read my windows CD any more. Please Help!!

Or is it possible to create a windows partition recovery so i can reformat my computer without using windows cd?? if so how?
my friend can reformat his pc without using windows CD, he tells me he can do it with his recovery partition
i dont know if you understand me or it is possible to do, but please help if there is any other way

thank you

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Hi, I'm actually having an issue with the HP Support website, not really my HP product itself. I'm trying to order a Windows 7 64-bit recovery kit for my Pavilion DV7 notebook. I completed the order form and entered the model number and serial number for my notebook, but after I submit my payment information for the order, I'm receiving an error message that says "Payment form contains invalid entry". I've tried submitting this form several times today and keep receiving the same error. The warranty for my product expired back in 2012- could this be the reason that I'm unable to order the recovery kit? Sorry if this is the incorrect forum to post this question- I wasn't sure how else to contact technical support about this.

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I have Win 10 64bit. I was told that I need to create a bootable disk on a USB by someone in our local store. When I asked him how many GB's he said in the 20's. I did not buy it, but much later went back and a different guy said 28GB but I should get larger just in case.

Doing a search, I cannot see what would take up 20+GB's. For a bootable I see that it would take 8GB. What would they be talking about?

Do I also need a Recovery disk?

I am not sure what I should be doing...

Answer:Bootable disk? Recovery disk? What do I need?

megabyte said:

I have Win 10 64bit. I was told that I need to create a bootable disk on a USB by someone in our local store. When I asked him how many GB's he said in the 20's. I did not buy it, but much later went back and a different guy said 28GB but I should get larger just in case.

Doing a search, I cannot see what would take up 20+GB's. For a bootable I see that it would take 8GB. What would they be talking about?

Do I also need a Recovery disk?

I am not sure what I should be doing...



Hi.
One of our members has developed a custom recovery media, which you can find here:
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

It would fit on a 2GB stick.

If you want the W10 operating system (for future installation or DISM procedures) it would fit on an 8Gb stick.

If you're talking about creating bootable recovery media from an OEM using their pre-installed software, it could be slightly larger, but should still fit on an 8GB stick.

Images of your entire hard drive should be kept on an external hard drive.

Hope that helps.

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. Apparently as of Windows Vista Microsoft in it's ingenious asinine have decided to stop giving out dvd's and cds for operating systems. I've seen briefly something about a custom Toshiba application on the laptop to make a 'recovery' disk.Whats the differance between a recovery disk and a windows 7 install Disk?How would I go about making both? Any help would be greatly appreciated!Regards!

Answer:Create Install Disk? / Make Recovery Disk?

The differences in OEM recovery disks and a full Windows installation disk is that the former can only be used to restore that particular model of computer while the latter will install on any computer with compatible hardware.I don't know the exact procedure you need to use to create the disks but it should be spelled out in your manual and possibly even on your start up screens.Be aware that those disks will be created from data on a partition already on your hard drive. That partition can also be used to restore to factory settings. The primary reason to make the restore set is to have the means to restore in the event your hard drive fails. I advise you to make those disks ASAP and make copies of them too. You will only get one bite of the apple. That is to say you are only allowed to create ONE restore set. The process won't work after one set has been made.

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I tried to recover my Acer Aspire V5 using the recovery disk I just paid $44.95 for.  When I got to the point where it says remove recovery disk and press ok to continue, I thought I was in the home stretch.  But instead, I received a "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key error".  Can't figure out what to do.  I have no other disk for this computer.  Thought this receovery disk was supposed to be a one stop fix to restore my computer to its condition when I bought it.  Any help greatly appreciated.












Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Recovery disk error Aspire V5 - no bootable device...

Go to bios and change boot mode to legacy or uefi. Whichever it's not.

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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows Rescue Disk using WinPE
It allows you access to a non-working system - and provides a visual means to repair the system
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.
Updated Win10PESE ISO
version 10586

WIN10586PESE_x64.ISO <<----
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WIN10586PESE_x86.ISO <<----

Windows 8.1 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

WIN8.1PESEx86 ISO DOWNLOAD <<-----
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WIN8.1PESEx64 ISO DOWNLOAD <<-----
Modify WinPESE Boot.wim and Create New ISO
Modify-WinPESE.zip
Other Useful Tools and Utilities

ShowKeyPlus

Ultimate ESD

SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files

System Restore Points Gone Missing







Originally Posted by NavyLCDR


Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC SCANNOW and DISM RESTOREHEALTH - Repair Corrupt Files

Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

IMAGE_HEALTH.ZIP

Preferred Windows 10 ISO > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
This Program supports any ISO with either an Install.wim or Install.esd

The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

Opti... Read more

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Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable PE Rescue Disk
Created a Custom Windows 10 Recovery Tools and Bootable Rescue Disk in ISO format
Based on the Win10PESE project found on TheOven.org - Thanks to those that contributed..
It allows you access to any non-working system and provides you a visual means to repair that system.
You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.

Win14393PESE_x86 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 433562841A1DFAB69B8CA6C944B678C96E3843FEBD9D3EB3F118B1E47E49F7DC

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Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116 (New)


Code:
SHA256 = 5E0EA09B00FCC15E40B6F11FFDC5014C40128CA89A3991F518DB92F40616543B

=================================================================

MODIFY WINPESE (New)


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NavyLCDR said:

Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!









NavyLCDR ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

SFC Scannow and Dism RestoreHealth - Image Health - Repair Corrupt Files
Here is a program to help users with corrupt windows files..
This program will run System File Checker and DISM commands to repair an online Windows image
and will also look for the setup media to use as a repair source

Step 1: Download and Extract > IMAGE_HEALTH to a root folder ( C:\image_health )
Step 2: Right-Click IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD > Select Properties > Select Unblock
Step 3: Insert your Windows Setup Media ( Mounted ISO or DVD or USB )
Step 4: Right Click on IMAGE_HEALTH.CMD and Run as Administrator

To Download Official Windows Setup Media > Use Option #16
This Program supports any Windows 8/8.1/10 Setup Media with an Install.wim or an Install.esd

Image Health
The Preferred Method Of Use To Fix file Corruption Would Be To Select

Option 1 - /ScanHealth > if shows as Repairable,
then
Option 2 - /RestoreHealth > if shows as Missing Source Files,
then
Option 3 - /RestoreHealth /source

Note:
Dism uses the component store as it's main source for Image Repair, so best to Select Option 2
Before Selecting Option 3 and redirecting the repair source, to the Windows Setup Media..

Option 4 > will analyze the component store, it will tell you if the store needs to be cleaned up

Option 5 > will cleanup (Remove) superseded windows files over 45 days old in the component store

Option 6 > will cleanup (Remove) ALL superseded windows files in the component store

... Read more

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Hi,

I'm having trouble fixing a Satellite C50-A Laptop, which was running Windows 8.1.

The main issue is a 'no bootable disk' error message.

The secondary issue, which is stopping me solving the first issue, is difficulty using the Toshiba USB recovery disk.

Any suggestions or advice on either of these problems would be much appreciated.

Troubleshooting this PC so far........................

The laptop has only had 13 months of light use.

I have no idea what caused the initial issue, but it's now giving a 'no bootable disk' error message.

( I'm not at all clear on how these recovery partitions are supposed to work. And I'm not familiar with UEFI / Secure Boot etc. Does this error message mean that the boot partition and the recovery partition both became corrupted simultaneously? Or are there some main boot files which might have become corrupt? )

I used a Linux live CD to access the drive, read-only, and managed to recover data. This would suggest to me that CD, CPU and RAM are all working okay, and the disk is still accessible. I'm not sure if this is a correct assumption.

It looks as if Windows has got itself mangled during some quick hibernate process, but I'm not competent enough to troubleshot a Toshiba partition / Windows 8.1 corruption issue from Linux.

So I reset the BIOS after using the Linux CD, and purchased a Toshiba USB Recovery stick.

Ideally, I'd like to just repair Windows, if that is all that is broken, and leave everything else as it was. ... Read more

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