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Can't recover my files using hp media recovery

Question: Can't recover my files using hp media recovery

I recently (yesterday) had an issue where my PC green screened and then wouldn't boot windows. After running several diagnostics to make sure it wasn't hardware related I decided to reinstall windows, problem, I have several important documents and media files on my hard-drive that aren't backed up yet (stupid I know), however, this isn't a problem as hp recovery manager presents me with the option to back up my files before I reset, brilliant. I create the backup media, then reset. After boot up everything runs smoothly until I try to use the media backup I created, Hp recovery manager says it can't run a media recovery as it's no longer supported after windows upgraded. My PC came installed with windows 10, I created the backup with the same version, literally everything is the same. For some reason I can't recover my data despite the fact that its sitting on my external hard-drive (in the hp back up format). Please help, if I'd known there was an issue I'd have removed the hard-drive and had my data recovered.

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Preferred Solution: Can't recover my files using hp media recovery

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Dear All,

My colleague mistakenly deleted all the file from the Windows 7 recovery drive, drive is still there and nothing have been copied in that drive after deleting the recovery files. Machine is HP Probook 4530s. Is there any way to restore the windows 7 recovery reset the system to its factory settings?

Thanks in advance


Regards

Answer:Recover Deleted Windows 7 Recovery Files from Recovery Drive

You might be able to use a free recovery tool like Recuva or MiniTool Partition Wizard. But there are no guarantees that all deleted files will be recovered or that they will be in a usable condition.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

MiniTool Partition Recovery

It may be safer to contact HP support and buy a set of recovery disks for your particular machine. I'm taking a guess that you are in India?

Contact HP - Office locations | HP? India

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Hi,I am trying to fix a friends HP Stream 11 for them. It looks like it has got messed up during the upgrade to Windows 10 - if you power it on, it starts to boot, then shows 'restoring your previous version of windows' then reboots agian and just goes in an infinite loop. I'd like to just do a fresh install, however, having googled it, it looks like you need recovery media to do this - i.e. recovery media that you need to have created while the Windows OS was working. I do not have this recovery media, so I'm a bit stuck. I've contacted HP support via the form on the website but it doesn't look like they will help as it is out of warranty.One thing I tried was to create a windows 8.1 installation USB on another PC and try to install this, however I only get as far as the screen where you enter the windows Key but I do not have a windows key for this machine (there isn't a sticker on the machine with the key number), but having googled it, I beleive the key is embedded in the BIOS somehow and that the Windows installer should just detect it - however this did not happen. I was trying to install windows 8.1 64 bit, as I believe that is the version that comes with the HP stream 11, however I could be wrong about that - I've never seen this laptop in a working state so I just did a search to see what Windows version it would have come with. So, does anyone know of a way to reinstall windows on an HP stream if you haven't previously created any recovery media? Or is the... Read more

Answer:Can I recover an HP Stream 11 if I don't have recovery media

HI Jsd1,At the startup, before windows attempts to launch, Press F11 to launch the HP Recovery Manager.if the partition containing the Recovery Manager has not been formatted, then this can help. you might need to backup data before doing this as this will reset the laptop to the factory settings.here is a guide for the Recovery manager: http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/workstation/xw8400/HP_Backup_and_Recovery_Manager_User_Guid... regards 




IT engineer,Team/Tech lead End User Computer team. Consultant at TATA Consulting Service and Tricontinental LTD.

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Hi, I bought a laptop from a large retailer, it was a demo laptop.I've created a set of recovery disks from the laptop and have attempted to do a recover using them. (when creating the disks i did get the recovery software to verify the disk for errors) once i boot to the DVD drive i get the below error message. your PC/Device needs to be repairedError code: 0x000000f i've reset by BIOS to back to factory defaults and it makes no difference. i noticed there is no recovery partition as well, im guessing the store deleted it for some  weird reason. this is not so much a problem if i can get these recovery disks working. Operating System:Windows 10 Model: Star Wars Special Edition Notebook - 15-an007tx

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Hi, I am looking to recover my notebook to factory settings. As i have deleted the recovery drive by mistake and now i don't have the ability to do the recovery. I tried to create a recovery USB Flaskh Drive. But even it didn't work as expected. I used the default option to create Recovery media.  So, i am trying to find a external media to recover my notebook pc to factory settings. Kindly revert with any know source to download or order the media. Thank you,Rus-ts15pc

Answer:I am looking for External Recovery DVD or Media to Recover m...

@Rus-ts15pc Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! What you need is something known as HP Recovery Media.   HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your... Read more

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I am trying to do a system factory restore and have been unable to do so and am getting frustrated. By the way I'm using the Thinkpad Twist s230u with Windows 8.0 Here is what I have done so far... 1) Created recovery disk on a USB drive (I don't have any CD/DVD on this laptop).2) Rebooted and pressed F-11 to start recovery mode3) Chose my language and keyboard4) Selected "Troubleshoot" and "Reset PC"5) Selected "Target - Windows 8" At this point, I get the message "Insert Windows Install or recovery media." I insert the USB disk. I get the message "Media inserted is not valid."6) So I backtrack to "Troubleshoot".  Instead of "Reset PC" I choose "Advanced Options"7) I choose "System Image Recovery" Now I get the message "Windows cannot find system image"WTH?  I am sure that the USB media was created correctly and the recovery partition is intact on HDD 2 (Windows Disk Management shows the recovery partiation as "Hard Drive 2").  I try to browse for an image and it' asking me for a driver that has system info?  I can't get it to find the recovery partition, and it doesn't look like the USB disk has enough information to restore an entire OS.

Answer:I'm unable to recover Windows 8 from recovery media.

I believe I have solved this problem by using a partition manager, making a copy of the recovery partition to the primary drive. Then "reset pc" seemed to recognize it.

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Hello,
I am trying to recover a Dell Inspiron One 2330 computer. I tried to do it from a recovery DVD but it failed.
Now I am trying to do it from a BIOS download from the Dell support web page but the file was not recognized from the USB drive.
Can someone help me with more precise steps to get the BIOS or Windows 8 operating system recognized from the USB drive?
I will answer any question I get to clarify the situation if needed.
Desperate thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:How to recover a Dell Inspiron One 2330 from a usd or DVD when original recovery media did not work?

Hi czamudioy,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
Please refer to this link http://dell.to/1JsMeJg, to download the Dell Recovery & Restore to a USB drive. Enter the service tag of the system and if it is still in warranty you would be able to download the Dell Recovery & Restore file.
If you still got issues, request you to please provide us with the screenshot of the error message you get.
Kindly get back if there are any further queries.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Any one knows of a software that will recover files from a reformatted hard drive, files with extension .tax (turbotax files).I have tried couple of them, they found lots of files but not these.Thanks.

Answer:Recovery software to recover files .tax files?

Hi ju1985,Have you tried Convar FileRecovery. It's freeware.

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Hello all, I am running a windows vista basic, and I need help on something. My computer came with a Recovery (D) drive, and I deleted everything on it months ago thinking it was of no importance, now I realize it is of great importance. I was wondering if there was a way I could get it all back?

Answer:How can i recover my Recovery drives files?

Contact the maker of the system .They might sell you a cd or dvd."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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I have sony vaio desktop. For some reason i had to go thru system recovery options which ended up deleting all my personal files in C drive. To my surprise there was no option in system recovery to save my old files .Is there any way to recover these files ? ( i did my system recovery from system itself and did not use any recovery cd/dvd and i did not format my hard drive). I tried with recuva and file scavanger but i am not able to see my old folder there anymore. Please suggest?
OS : windows XP home edition
Please let me know if you need any other information or any other data recovery software i can use ?

Answer:any way to recover files after system recovery?

I got 14 views but not even a single reply ..techsupport crew .. please help me !!!!

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What is the purpose of System Recovery F11? After using System Recovery F11, are we still able to recover files that have been created by the owner previously? If no, why? If yes, how to recover? 

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Equium and when I turn it on it loads up but the screen where you login doesn't show up, It has a black screen with a mouse, and I need to use the recovery disk to get it back to normal, but I don't want to format the hard drive as I have lots of files on there so is there anyway to recover them files?

Answer:How to recover files before using recovery disk?

Hello

In my opinion the easiest way is you remove the HDD of your notebook and put it into an external HDD case. Then you can connect this external HDD now to another computer and have access to files on your HDD and you can make a backup.

Alternative you can boot from a Linux Live CD and backup your files on another USB devices.

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Hi Guys
I got and externall HDD which I accidently deleted while reinstalling OS.
I used PowerDataRecovery program and can access the files BUT:
I don't have enough free space on my internal hard disk and need to save those 360 GB from the external which I dont want to loose. I dont want to spend £50 on new external HDD only to transfer those files.
Basicaly what Im looking for is a program which can restore those files without transfering them elsewhere and make them accessable as a normal files...
The best way would be to borrow external HDD from somebody a fix this in 1 hour but I dont know anybody ....

any ideas please?
 

Answer:Solved: recover HDD files without tranfering them to other media

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Im realy stuck. Today my HP pc messed up and i had to do a system recovery. I have done this before with no problems, but this time i lost all my files. The pc is like it was when i first bough it with all the original software. I have a d: recovery drive on the HP. I know my files cant be totaly wiped off the hard drive but i dont know how to recover them. I tried looking at system restore but all the previous restore poins were wiped off. Help please i am going mad!!

Answer:Help! System Recovery Pc And Lost All Files! Need To Recover!

System Restore and System Recovery are two different things.See this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/48943/please-help/

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Hey guyz!
Due to a program failuer (partition magic) some of the data are corrupted and some are deleted. By using PC inspector i could get almost all of them back but still some are corrupted. for example some JPGs and WAVs which are so so important to me!
by any chance do you know any program which can revover CORRUPTED files rather than try to undelete them???

this topic helped me out a bit but no one had correct answer to my problem!
http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index.php/t-263334.html

Ill appreciate your help.
 

Answer:DATA recovery! (recover corrupted files)

http://lists.gpick.com/pages/File~Data_Recovery.htm
 

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I'm trying to help out a friend recover their files. They performed a system recovery using the system recovery cd and they responed "yes" to back up the files before the recovery process started. I can see the folder on the c drive that says MY BACKUP 1-25-09 and can open the folders and files. Now how do they put those files back where they were? Before we do something dumb I would like some expert advice. Thanks!
 

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When I try to use the Factory Recovery Disk creation program in the ThinkVantage Tools on my W701 with Win 7 x64, I get this message "Unable to Find Files for Recovery Media" and the program won't go forward.  Any ideas out there? Thanks, Jim













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Answer:Factory Recovery Disk says "Unable to Find Files for Recovery Media"

did you delete the recovery partition on your hdd?

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I was trying to create the factory recovery on my usb drive when my computer went to sleep unexpectdly. Worried this would corrupt the install I canceled the install. Now every time I try to do it again I get the message... "Unable to Find Files for Recovery Media" What can I do?

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Hi, anyone know of a program that will data recover MPEG-2 movies that were accidentally removed from my Recycle Bin? I have tried several programs, including Recover My Files, GetDataBack, Stellar Phoenix - one found no files, the other found 1300 files (where there should only be about 10), and the other found the right amount, but the files themselves were absolutely huge, so it must have merged the missing MPEG-2s to some of the other movies that weren't deleted.

Can anyone please suggest a way out of this, either by naming a program that can recover MPEG-2s, or a setting that I need change on one of the progs that I've already tried?

Thank you.
 

Answer:A data recovery program that can recover MPEG-2 files?

Hola try drive rescue or ontrack- data recovery
 

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Dear friends and experts. I bought my Lenovo C3000-C100 a couple of years ago. I did make the recovery DVD, then I copy all files from the recovery partition (the whole ibm_service directory). And I deleted that partition to make more room.  Recently my laptop was infected with virus and I could not find the recovery DVD, but I still have the USB disk with all the files from ibm_service directory and I can boot my laptop with the Hiren boot CD and access them from the external USB disk. By the way, I started Hiden as mini Windows XP environment Do you think I can somehow run the recovery program from those files? If it is possible, how I can proceed? Thank you very much.   

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my cousin had accidentally deleted my MS office files on my laptop which was very important for me. I tried but i didnt find them in Recycle bin. I heard about data recovery software but never used them before, which data recovery software helps me to recover deleted file.

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A follow-up to my previous thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic127696.html

I, with the help of other generous members, have concluded that my USB drive has automatically deleted the important & only files that I had on the drive... is there any file recovery software besides Recuva that are freeware and can restore the files from USB?

Anyone who needs more information is kindly requested to go back to the original thread ( http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic127696.html ) and he/she can infer what I am referring to.

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:How should I recover lost files on my usb using a File Recovery Software?

there are several software that you can use.
When it comes to recovering lost files, I prevfer Runtime's GetDataBack for FAT or NTFS, your USB Flash drive will most likely be running a fat file system, so use GetDataback for FAT.
 

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Anyone know of a good, preferably free, software to recover some damaged image files which I am unable to otherwise open.
I have recovered some deleted photos using Recuva. Some are in good conditions, but some are not. Most of the photos are in JPG format.

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Every one swears by the System restore feature of Windows. Be it any instance, where we have accidentally closed a file before saving, or files got deleted or inaccessible we run this system restore which creates checkpoints automatically or manually and restores the system back to the settings of that previous date.
This feature is very popular and is of much utility. But suppose there’s a condition where you want to restore your system to a previous checkpoint where you want to access few important files, say pictures or videos  and somehow there’s a problem to restore windows  then here are few troubleshooting steps.
While trying to create a restoration point date manually you can face issues.
First, make sure that the “system restore “option is enabled on the drive.
 
Right-click computer > Properties >System Protection. Check your  Protection settings.
 
 
Error Messages you may get while trying to create a manual restoration point.
·         System Restore failed.
·         Error 0x800423F3 
·         A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason. The writer experienced a transient error (0x800423F3)
·         System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and se... Read more

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Every one swears by the System restore feature of Windows. Be it any instance, where we have accidentally closed a file before saving, or files got deleted or inaccessible we run this system restore which creates checkpoints automatically or manually and restores the system back to the settings of that previous date.
This feature is very popular and is of much utility. But suppose there’s a condition where you want to restore your system to a previous checkpoint where you want to access few important files, say pictures or videos  and somehow there’s a problem to restore windows  then here are few troubleshooting steps.
While trying to create a restoration point date manually you can face issues.
First, make sure that the “system restore “option is enabled on the drive.
 
Right-click computer > Properties > System protection. Check your  Protection settings.
 
 
Error Messages you may get while trying to create a manual restoration point.
·         System Restore failed.
·         Error 0x800423F3 
·         A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason. The writer experienced a transient error (0x800423F3)
·         System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s sys... Read more

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After experiencing an error with windows, it wouldn't start up and said I was missing the hal.dll files, I fired up the windows recovery program. It worked like a charm, replaced windows and the hal.dll file, however all my folders with docs and pictures on the desktop that were there previously (which accumulated over years) were not there anymore. Is there any way to recover these missing folder and files? They weren't saved on the c: directly but only on the desktop. I tried system restore but it said there were no system recovery points I could recover from.
Does windows make a backup of these desktop files before it deletes them?
Please help anyone, thanks!
 

Answer:System recovery for xp deleted my personal files on desktop, can I recover them?

If the computer hasn't been used much since the recovery most of your files will be intact.

The tricky bit is getting them back. The only real way to retrieve your data is to remove the hard drive, plug it into another computer as a second drive and run a piece if recovery software over it.

The first two links are to free recovery software, the third is paid for - this one does work very well.

http://www.recuva.com/

http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm
 

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Hi guys
have been through the whole folder lock shambles and still cant get my files back -i know they are there just cant see them -think i have exhausted every option except using a recovery program
Can anoyone recommend a software recovery program that will recover these files? -am happy to pay for the program but really was hoping to find someone who had sucess with one before buying
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
cheers
Bill

Answer:recommendation for recovery software to recover folder lock files

Hello,

What do you mean when you say folder lock files? Do you mean it has the little lock icon next to the folder?

As for recover programs, we have used Easeus Data Recovery before which has worked well.

Also, I have moved your thread to another area on the forum as its not a network issue.

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how do I recover my document files, photos, videos and music I had in my hard drive after upgrading to windows 10

Answer:Document files, photos, videos and music recovery after upgrading to Windows 10, how do I recover them?

What do you mean recover? Are you saying they are gone?

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After internal Hard Disk crash in ThinkPad W520 I tried to recover back-up content from external HD.  Most programs recovered properly, However the Netobjects Fusion 12 Program and Data Files did not recover. Tried to do it manually and message "zugriff verweigert" (Access denied) appeared.  How can I override message? Or How can I back load the mentioned program from the external Back-up HD?

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I reformatted my hard drive to install Windows 8.1. I now need to restore Windows 10 and install 8.1 on another notebook. I have two new Pavilion 15z-ab100 that I ordered with slightly different hardware then my original one. Can I make media recovery files from the newer notebooks to reinstall on my original one? I will be replacing 8.1 on one of the newer laptops. Thanks.

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Hi, I have lenovo 13ISK2 yoga. I had some issues with my installation and so I ordered the recovery media. when I start the recovery process it says its missing a file called filter.list and has to be aborted. this was a new sealed recovery USB flash drive. This was a brand new drive and went right from the packing to my laptop. is there another source for the recovery image?

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Hi, I have lenovo 13ISK2 yoga. I had some issues with my installation and so I ordered the recovery media. when I start the recovery process it says its missing a file called filter.list and has to be aborted. this was a new sealed recovery USB flash drive. This was a brand new drive and went right from the packing to my laptop. is there another source for the recovery image?

Answer:recovery media missing files

Hi mattbeau ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Lenovo OneKey Recovery System (chapter 3) is software designed to back up and restore your computer. You can use it to restore the system partition to its original status in case of a system failure.
 
You may also review this article for similar guides else call in technical support regarding the USB drive.
 
Hope this helps answer your query. 
Update us how it goes best for you.
 
Regards

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i have sony xp media center, I had a crash,. paperwork indicates recovery disc is not need as it on the hard drive. i can't get to it to recovery data on hard drive. when i hit f10 or f11 or f8 the same window appears. error 106 abouty memory performance is different in channel a and b that they need to be equal. if I go to f2 from that window i get injto the bios, if I exit from there i get a 'reboot and select proper boot devise or insedrt boot media. i have tried to find on line the recovery file from windows xp media center and can't. what do I do. help thx
 

Answer:xp media center recovery files

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I am trying to make the recovery discs for the first time but I get an error message "files required cannot be found". I have not deleted or moved anything, the laptop is a few weeks old. What shall I do?

Answer:Create recovery media: files cannot be found

you should be able to obtain a free set of recovery media from Lenovo service.

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I have a W530 with two RAID drives + RAID controller and an external DVD player recorder. In need to create recovery media on some DVD's in order to create images. When in "ThinkVantage Tools" I try to create recovery media. When I try to start this process I am told " recovburncd.exe - Unable to find files for recovery media" . Can anyone tell me where I can obtain "recovburnce.exe, for Windows 7, 64 bit machine with a Core i7 processor?





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Hello! This is my first post to this forum. I have recently purchased a Thinkpad T400, I am however having some issues, and was hoping that you guys could help me.  I have received my Thinkpad with Windows XP pre-installed, together with a few Windows Vista recovery discs. I have never used Vista before, and so I am trying to create some recovery discs for XP, just in case I want to stick to XP. However, when I try to create the recovery discs, I only get this message: "The files needed to create recovery media is missing." I have just tried updating Rescue and Recovery to the latest version, but still the same error message. I have tried to search the forums to see if someone else have had this problem, but they all seem to be slightly different from my own problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?  

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A not able to create recovery disk for windows 8 from the begining.... I tried all possible way but , when i try to take recovery with "acer recovery managment" it replies HARDWARE SETTING IS NOT SET TO DEFAULT? so it is not possible to take recovery?

now my question is can i download recovery media files" from internet....
if it so how?
NOTE :
* windows 8 i original- preinstalled
*model - acer aspire v3-571

Answer:can i download RECOVERY MEDIA FILES- ACER ASPIRE V3-571

I think the answer is no,,,,try contacting Acer for recovery media ,they will have the answers you need to hear .you will likely have to pay a small amount to get them to send you something

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Hey guys.

So I've had my laptop for around 2-3 years now, it's a Toshiba model of course. I really need some help. Basically, I stupidly somehow managed to download malware onto my laptop. This was a mistake I was unaware of. I used MalwareBytes to rid the laptop of the malware. However. I noticed my Windows Store was not working at all.

So I went to Microsoft Windows support to Answer Tech to chat with someone about the issue. They found that the malware must have got into the system and therefore some of the files must have been corrupted. I also upgraded to Windows 8.1 via an automatic update. I noticed that both the Store and PC Settings failed to work at all as the files were corrupt.

One person from the Answer Desk team said that I would need to have the 'installation media' from my PC manufacturer - if I didn't want to pay for their extra support - and reset the Toshiba OS.

Is there a way of getting this? What does he mean by 'installation media'? Can I reset my Toshiba OS back to it's factory state?

Let me know! Thank you.

Answer:Corrupted Files and Queries About Installation/Recovery Media

> Is there a way of getting this? What does he mean by 'installation media'? Can I reset my Toshiba OS back to it's factory state?
Every new Toshiba notebook is delivered with preinstalled operating system, so called recovery image. This recovery image is a software package that contains Windows operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools/utilities and some additional software.
This recovery image is saved on HDD and notebook user is able to reinstall recovery image if there is some serious problem.
Generally speaking this can be done using ?HDD recovery image installation?. Of course, for some reason this HDD recovery image will not be possible. To avoid such situation Toshiba strongly recommends recovery media creation. Recovery media is DVD or USB created as bootable media and can be used for recovery image installation. This media can be created using preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery media creator?. All this is described in User?s manuals document.

Please note: when you buy new notebook such installation disc is NOT a part of the package. You must create it alone.
After reading your posting I agree that best option for you is clean OS reinstallation. How it works under Win8 you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm
Please note: After a successful update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 some of the HDD recovery options are not longer available.

If there is some problem with clean HDD recovery installation there is a... Read more

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Hi there, new here!
Recently, I deleted all my partitions by accident, and I just received my recovery CDs from Acer for my netbook.
I was wondering, is there a way to transfer the content from the recovery CDs and make a bootable USB stick?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:move recovery media files to bootable USB drive

Try this:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Use method two

Make sure your USB pendrive is bigger than Recovery disks.

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I created a recovery media usb and the recovery manager said that it was successful, but when it opened the flash drive I noticed that there were no files listed in the drive. I was wondering if this was normal, so you can't make illegal copies of the software, or if the media was not created successfully. The recovery manager won't let me try again because it has a record of a successful recovery drive creation. I just don't want to be left with a blank recovery if I ever need to reset my computer. Thanks.

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Came across this article that might be useful for others.
"In this article we will describe logical data recovery from a hard disk drive or other storage device in perfect physical conditions. If you suspect your storage device has any kind of physical damage ? do not try to use any recovery or test software on it. Provided methods can be used right away and without any special knowledge."
Read the rest here: Data Recovery for Dummies: simple way to rescue your files

Answer:How to rescue files and recover data - Data Recovery Guide

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi y'all,
I recently (last night) bought the "Recover My Files V3.73" software to try and recover my lost emails on my reformatted HD. It seems to work nice and all but when I save the files, it seems to lump them all in one file and its a flash file extension for that matter......any body have any experience with this software? I am awaiting a reply from the makers on this problem, but was hoping some one might of had the same (or similar) problem and how they went about it.

Thanks to EAFiedler for the previous help.....

Cheers in advance
 

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hi trying to create recover CDs by using Create Recovery Media. Goes to stage of "Extracting files. Please wait" and stays there forever (specifically it went for 3 hours).Any ideas? 

Answer:Create Recovery Media program hungs at "Extracting files. Please wait"

Hi Oingk,To create recovery discs you have to select the icon that says 'Create Recovery Discs'. Once created, they can be used to put back your system to factory settings. On the other hand, recovery media option creates a live boot disc like linux LiveCD.If you're also unable to create recovery discs then calling lenovo support would be a good idea, they would probably send you a set of these disks for free.Hope it helps.





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HI All,  Is it enough to simply copy the content from the cdsto a boot enabled USB? I did so and machine detected USB, booted from it, started recovery/installation process and then promptly asked for CD 2! What did I do wrong? Thank you

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Hi all, a while ago I had the idea to start from scratch to clean up the system and gain more performance. But I have not done yet because I have some doubts.


On the PC I have Acronis True Image Home 2011
--> In the part where it says My backups I see the image that I have saved.
--> When I click on "Explore and recover" :To the right I see 2 items to recover: "Reserved for System and Local Disk (C)"
Therefore, the partition (D)will remain intact. Right ? But if I want to restore everything, both partitions, i have to use the option "Files and folders" ?

Extra info : I did not create the image, other person is who created it :P

Answer:Difference between recover partitions or recover files and folders.

How long ago was that Acronis image made?

I guess I don't understand your intent. You talk about starting over to clean up and gain more performance, but then express interest in restoring "everything".

Was that image made at a time when your system was running perfectly? How has your system changed since that date? If you restore, you will have to reinstall any applications you've acquired since the image was made. And that image won't contain any personal data acquired since it was made. Maybe it contains no personal data at all?
If you are going to "start from scratch", I assume you mean you want to do a clean install of Windows.

If you were to do that, the only thing in that image file that might possibly be important to you would be personal files---pictures, videos, mp3s, Word documents, browser bookmarks, possibly email, etc. And that would be personal files as of the date of that image, not your current personal files. And not Windows itself.

If I wanted to "start over", I would:

1: back up all current personal files to some other drive, probably external. I would NOT use an image for this. I'd just copy them with the mouse.

2: reinstall Windows.

If I did those 2 things, the contents of the Acronis image would be irrelevant.

You should forget about Acronis if you don't understand it or know whats in any images you have. Particularly if you didn't make the image yourself. Images can fail you anyway. I'd never rely on them exclusi... Read more

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Not able to do full recovery on u310... I have created "Factory Default Recovery Disc" previously and have 3 DVDs.  No matter what I tried I'm getting this Notice on trying to recovery from factory DVDs. "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.  You may have to recreate the partition to continue." When I click "OK" it goes back to the "Welcome to Lenovo OneKey Recovery" screen.  I'm not able to get past this error.

Answer:u310 not able to recover using OneKey Recovery - "Factory Default Recovery Disc"

Adding... The NOVO key recovery does not work.

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Hello,
I'm a mainframe person with some windows experience, but I am an Ubuntu/Linux virgin.

I was aked by a relative to see if I could sort out a Toshiba NB100 11R with Ubuntu remix loaded. The touchpad was no longer working.

I assumed it was a driver problem, so found my way to the drivers. I couldn't get any further, it was password protected. The relatives didn't know the password or even that a password had been set.

As they had the recovery disk and I had an external dvd drive, I decided to do a full recovery.
The recovery failed.

When I tried to boot the NB100, I got a GRUB error 2.

I tried the recover disk again, this time I got error 20107, I can't find this documented anywhere.

I also managed to get a boot menu at one point, which gave me the option of booting Ubuntu, or recovering. I chose the recover option, this failed with "cannot open root device SDA2 or unknown block".

I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition and tried to boot the NB100, this failed with a multitude of read errors.

I re-booted with the Ubuntu 10.04 netbook, this time it worked. I chose the try Ubuntu option. Ubuntu loaded.

So that's where I am at the moment, I've managed to load Ubuntu running from the DVD drive. The NB100 hard drive seems to be ok. The touch pad is working. I can't recover from the dvd drive or the boot recovery option.

As I said I'm an Ubuntu virgin, I don't know what to do from here.

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Answer:Unable to recover NB100 from recovery cd or boot recovery option.

Well.. It seems the recovery files related to Ubuntu in the "FileSystem" are damaged. And the GRUB loader is severely damaged as well. Error 20107 means that the recovery can no longer be initiated. That error happened to me before but when I tried to recover my database on MySQL. I don't know how is this related.

Anyway, since you can access the partitions from the Live CD, If I were you, you can get an External Hard Disk and backup all the data onto that Drive. And Install a new version of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 that you've downloaded . You can Install it from the Favorites when you boot from the DVD by "Install Ubuntu Netbook Edition". When it comes to partitioning, Choose the option to Erase all the Hard disk. That will install a new system with new GRUB loader as well but Erasing all the data on the netbook hard drive. From this point you can start the recovery from the Recovery Disc. I know this is a long solution. But to be sure if the problem is from the recovery CD or the system itself.

But one question, Does your NB100 come with an Ubuntu Recovery Disk ? Toshiba notebooks always have problems with Linux Based OSes :S

If you need more help, I am here. I worked with Linux systems for about 2 years but not as much as Windows ofc.

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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Hi, guys. I had tried to reformat my G460 previously using the one key recovery. But half way through the recovery there is a error pop up and stop the recovery. And caused my computer to have a winboot.exe error whenever I start up. I had lost the recovery CD.Please advise on what I can do. I had search the web for Lenovo recovery CD Iso file. But I cannot find it.Thanks in advance and wish u guys a happy Chinese New Year!!

Answer:G460 lost recovery CD, One key recovery cannot recover

HI Kuniyo , 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Assuming that the harddrive integrity is still ok , you may simply proceed to a clean installation of windows if other repair option would not work . 
 
Copy of  the recovery image can be ordered at tech support for your OS version specific to your pc along with the preset drivers needed . Do you stillo recall the windows version you had originally?
 
English, Mandarin 6818-5314 (Standard Charges Apply), 1-800-818-5219 Schedule a Callback for faster support
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 15:00 Saturday 
 
Alternate option is to get your ISO similar to the original Windows version that came with your pc .
This would automatically activate the product key embedded on the system . 
You may review similar discussion and steps that was previosly done on this thread. 
 
With regards to the drivers , simply download it from the support site. 
 
 
Update us how it goes. 
Gong Xi Fa Cai .
 
 
Regards

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My T430 has an issue with creating Product Recovery discs. It doesn't give me any options for recovery media. The drop down meny is totally empty. Clicking "update" does nothing. I have updated the software, and rebooted several times, no success. I have a portable USB drive, which I'm going to use as a recovery media. The issue is the same with Lenovo Solution Center and ThinkVantage Tools. Any ideas what might cause this problem? Thank you and regards, -Gary













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Media not showing recovery media

Welcome to the community.
 
Out of curiosity, what happens if you plug in the USB drive before starting up the Recovery Media Creator? Also, this might be a dumb question, but is your optical drive installed and does Windows Explorer "see" it?
 
Regards.

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This what comes up when I try to open a document: 'This program is unable to run because of missing or corrupted files. Contact your computer manufacturer. How do I repair this? I'm tring to find out how to reinstall windows 8.1 Microsoft Office 2003 after trying windows 10.

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Creating recovery media and using recovery media.

You are trying to reinstall Windows 8.1 or Microsoft Office 2003?

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I recently purchased a Thinkpad T500, and I would like to create recovery CDs in case my system ever fails.  I see two options under the ThinkVantage program folder: "Create Product Recovery Media" and "Create Recovery Media."  Can anyone explain the differences between these two options?  Thanks!

Answer:Difference between "Product Recovery Media" and "Recovery Media"

Hi Daventry,Rescue Media is just like a bootable WinPE or linux LiveCD disc, once booted it's environment allows you to access internet and your drive etc. It's helpful when you suffer OS crash or virus attack, yada, yada, yada. Rescue Media option is always available whether or not you're running lenovo preload. [assuming you have installed RnR suit on clean OS].Whereas, recovery discs restore your computer to it's factory installed state. This option is only available on lenovo preload. This is the one you should be creating.The may find proceeding links helpful:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70804http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-68317Hope it helps.





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Hello, I'm trying to do a complete recovery of my Windows 8.1 laptop (The "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" option). A few seconds after I try to initiate the recovery, I am stopped by a message that says:

"Some Media Files are Missing
Your Windows installation or recovery media will provide these files"

After this message appears I am prompted to cancel the restoration. How can I bypass this message to continue with the recovery? My laptop is 4 years old and is ready for a recovery.

My laptop was purchased running Windows 7 64bit, from which I upgraded to Win 8 64bit Pro through a free download from my school. I have my Win8 installation key, but not the download files. I upgraded to 8.1 through the Windows Store free download.

Acer Aspire 5742
Intel Core i5 2.53 GHz (original gen)
4.0 GB RAM

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Win 8.1 Recovery Erro: "Some Media Files Are Missing"

I have my Windows 8 installation key, but not the download files



Unfortunately, the installation files are exactly what you need. See if you can get them from a friend, or otherwise you may need to resort to google.

If you have a product key , you may be able to d/l 8,0 from MS , then go through the whole d/l 8.1 again as well. This time, select the option to install by creating media.

Maybe you could try the two setupbox workaround first as you have an 8.0 key.

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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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Hello, A friend conscientiously made the recovery disks when he got his machine, and now needs to use them. Much to his and my dismay, some of the files on the disks are corrupted in some way or another. He upgraded the hard drive after making these disks and had wiped the original drive in order to re-task it, so nothing from it is available. The machine is out of warranty, of course, so I understand that support will be ... less than supportive. Where might I be able to download disk images (preferably in DVD format) or perhaps the individual image files which are damaged? I can provide a list of them and which of the recovery disks they are from.  Would anyone consider making such available for download or uploading them to a website? You can privately contact me at  tumbleweed underscore biff at yahoo dot com.  Thank you in advance. The machine is a 7650-9LU Mike

Answer:R61i Recovery Failure - corrupt restore files, need recovery files

A further note: another attempt to copy files from the CDs made for this purpose and there is only one file it was unable to copy:   4GOIE2A0.IMZ If someone would make this single file available, it is really all I need. Thanks in advance, Mike 

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Icons are missing. Folders on the desktop are gone. Tried to recover the folders, it says it is done but I still can not find my folders. The tiles will not stay on the start up menu. When I reboot the computer I have to start the whole process again. How to I fix this? Will Windows 10 be fixed soon by Microsoft?

Answer:Windows 10 updated, wiped out my desktop files, it won't let me recover the files.

check out "windows.old" folder in c drive!

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First of all, I want to point out that I have very little knowledge of technology.

I have a NTFS Seagate 2TB Go Flex Desk external hard disk drive. A couple months ago, I found that it had a problem where my laptop could detect it, but couldn't access it and needed to "reformat" it. I left it alone for a while.

Recently, I tried plugging it in again, and behold, it seemed to work okay and I could see all the files and so on. I tried chkdisk without the fixing part (/f). I didn't want to "fix" it until as last resort because it seems to imply some data will be lost. It said there were a lot of bad sectors.

I couldn't read some of the files (most of them were rar files) in my hard disk, and had "read error" and "data error (cyclic redundancy check)". So I basically moved all the files which were normal out of the disk as I couldn't move the others ("can't read from source file or disk") and now I'm left with the broken files, most of which are important. 40gb of 16,000 files.

Is there any hope for me to recover those files? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: after this, how would I deal with the bad sectors?
 

Answer:Disk read error for files in the harddrive, want to recover files.

OK! The bad sectors are always one of the killers of data on a hard drive. That’s why we are always asked to back up our needed data at least on two separate drives. So, in the future, you should learn to keep at least two copies of your important data on separate drives or locations.
But, right now, since your drive still could be read on your computer, you could try to run some data recovery programs to take chances. Nowadays, many data recovery programs are developed to help people resolve these troubles.

But, if you are not sure, you could firstly try some drive data recovery freeware such as Recuva, TestDisk and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.
But, if any data recovery software could not make a difference, you could consult a data recovery expert for help and prepare enough money for it.

Good luck!
 

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Question: Recover media

Windows of my notebook got corrupted and after asking from customet care I ordered recovery media disk from your centre online. After using that disks I tried to recover but after all the steps and around 4 hrs it shows recovery failed. I again contacted customer care and online support. After lot of mails exchanched they sent me the disks again. Now, again when i installed them it is showing same error. Please resolve the complaint.

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Recently purchased Toshiba Satellite C660-21Z and tried to create recovery discs as recommended. Recovery Media Creator consistently fails on both Disc #1 and #2 with error messages during validation:

Failed to read E:\sources\boot.wim (Error Code 020150-20-00000000).

Have tried different DVD types without success. Anybody able to help?

Answer:Recovery Media Creator failing to create system recovery discs

Hello

Check please THIS thread and i hope you will find solution to this.

Good luck

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I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use.  About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working. So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.) With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well.  Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.Please help me. Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hi, You can make bootable media (CD, USB stick or USB HDD) for using with your Factory Recovery Data USB stick.Just launch Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks app from Control Panel, deselect Data media creation, select needed Boot media type. Note you'll need less then 300 mb free space on media.

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Hello,

I have a Satellite L670 PSK3EE-xxxxx

When I launch Toshiba Recovery Media Creator I have two errors :
Unxcepted error, please close the app and relaunch :

0D00F6-49-00000015
0D0172-49-00000015

Then it displays the soft and ask for 3 DVD...
Any idea why ?
Where Could I download a new version of Toshiba Recovery Media Creator ?

Thanks by advance

Answer:Satellite L670 PSK3EE - Recovery Recovery Media Creator ERRORS

Toshiba recover creator asks for 3 DVDs because three empty DVDs are needed in order to create an Recover Disk!

PS: I found Toshiba Recover Media Creator for download on this Toshiba Australian page:
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/computers/satellite/l670/psk3ea-055017/download?os=25

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Hi All, I am prepping a new Lenovo Yoga 13 for a user.  I want to create recovery DVD(s) for the new system with the OneKey Recovery software.  When I open the application there is no option to create media.  There are only a backup option and a restore option.  I called tech support and they advised if I attach a DVD drive the option to create media will appear.  I did this but no luck.....  I am attaching first a picture of what I see when I open One Key Recovery And secondly to show that I do have a usb DVD connected here is a picture of the DVD attached with a blank DVD inside it.  I have downloaded the lastest update to the One Key Utility and am running version:  8.0.0.1519.  Can anyone give any insight as to why the create recovery media isn't there for me?.....













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Answer:Yoga 13 doesn't have an option to create recovery media in onekey recovery

I found the answer to my own question.  Essentially in version 8 there is no way to create recovery media with this utility.  I came across the following link which I am going to try:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024

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Hi.I have an IdeaPad 310 that shipped with a 2TB HDD that I would like to replace with a 512GB SSD.After speaking with Lenovo support i was under the impression that I should be able to use OneKey recovery to create a USB recovery image, swap the drives over and use System Retore to load a factory fresh OS on my SSD. I have prepared the Recovery USB drive. I am in the process of trying to initiate the OneKey Recovery system restore. This is where i run into problems. OneKey does not pick up my USB drive recovery image.Ok - perhaps the USB drive is not configured as a bootable device. I have used DiskPart to reformat the drive to NTFS format and make the boot partition active (diskpart active). My USB drive is too large to format as FAT32...NTFS is not compatible with UEFI...(?)... So in the BIOS I have selected Boot Mode as Legacy..., Disabled UEFI... USB is enabled.Now when i run OneKey recovery --> System restore... UEFI network boot does not start up, but i receive an error that no OS was found, remove drive and restart (or words to that effect..). What next? Do i need to Format in FAT32 in order to boot from the recovery drive?  

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Hi,My WIN XP crashed and i was trying to recover using recovery CD/DVD.After booting with the first DVD the hard disk got formated partion table was removed and system files were copied.Then it asked for restart without CD/DVD.After restarting it asked for second DVD, but after loading the second DVD it was not taken and "NEXT" button is not enabled.What might have went wrong? NB: The recovery DVD was created with factory settings(with just one partition of 250GB). But later the hard disk was partitioned to multiple drives.

Answer:Not able to recover using recovery CD

McJohnson, welcome to the forum, there are different types of recovery disks. Somtimes when you are asked for a particular disk and click "yes" you get a message similar to that you are receiving. What happens when you click "no"? PS; it would be appreciated if you could please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules. Products, options and services vary from market to market, even within Europe. Knowing your location helps us help you.

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Hi my name is Robert.My recovery USB for Windows 8.1 Acer Aspire XC_115 is lost.Can some tell me how I can recover without the recovery USB.Thanks.

Answer:Recover without recovery USB.

normally booting pressing ALT+F10 at boot (after D2D is enabled), will start the Acer recovery management, if your HDD is still working.  or you need to buy Acer recovery USB/Disks Acer recovery mediaif you are in the US you can buy it:http://store.acer.com/store/aceramer/en_US/eRecoveryif you are outside the US, you must call/email your regional Acer support service:http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/#_ga=1.157815354.1650522051.1412414371

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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Hi.
I just buy a new Satellite L50-A-161 with 6 Gb Ram.
When i try to create the recovery disks (3 of 4.7Gb DVD) with Recovery Media, during the verify, after writing the first disk, I receive this error message:

Cannot read file:
D: \EFI \ microsoft \boot \bcd
(error code: 02014F - 20-00000000)

and the process stops.

Is there anyone thath can help me?

These are the spec of my notobook:
Satelliete L50-A-161, 6 GB Ram, Intel Core I7 3630QM-2,40GHz,NVIDIA GEFORCE GT740M 2GB RAM, S.O. W8 64bit.
Ask for more, if nedds.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L50-A-161 - Recovery Media fails in creat recovery disk

Hmmmm.... there must be some problem with recovery image.
When you open recover disc creator and if there is option for USB media creation please test it.

Maybe you will be able to create recovery USB stick.

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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards













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Answer:Create Recovery Media/Do Factory Resect without Recovery Partition

To reset your PCSwipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, then tap or click Recovery.Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.NoteYou'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
 
 
Refreshing your PC without affecting your files

If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

Note
If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You?ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.


Warning
Applications you?ve installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Applications that came with your PC and apps you've installed from the Windows Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed applications on your desktop after refreshing your PC.


To refresh your PC

Swip... Read more

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Hi Folks!  I have an XPS 8500 which was running a fully updated version of Windows 8.1.  Using Dell Backup and Recovery 1.6.1.1 (free edition) I created a Factory Backup of Recovery Media to DVD.  So far so good.
So now the hard drive failed and I've installed its replacement.  I boot off the Recovery Media but there are NO OPTIONS to recover that actually work.  On the initial screen I get: Troubleshoot or Turn off your PC.
So I choose Troubleshoot.  I'm then presented with: Refresh, Reset, Advanced Options, and Command Prompt.  Refresh says the drive is locked and to unlock it first (huh?).  If I choose a "Reset" I'm presented with a seemingly related issue, "Unable to Reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
Why isn't there a "Press this stupid button and we'll reinstall everything off the Recovery Media you created"?  This seems totally absurd.  Am I losing my mind?
Thanks in advance!!

Answer:How to use Recovery Media for Windows 8.1 Recovery after Hard Drive Replacement

Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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Hi, I'm trying to source some recovery media for my W520, and frankly, you're my last hope. I bought my laptop in Australia, but I am now living in Japan. Lenovo Japan refuses to sell me the recovery media for a laptop not bought in Japan. Lenovo Australia refuses to ship outside of Australia. I now have a $3500 paperweight. Help?

Answer:Buying Recover Media

You have a $3500 machine but you didn't buy a $30 backup product like Acronis True Image Home 2013 and an external drive to backup to for $50? If you need to re-install the OS, you can always borrow a Windows DVD and use the Windows product key under the battery.  That will cost you nothing. If you can't borrow a DVD, you can always download the .ISO that matches the version of Windows 7 that came with your machine and burn your own DVD.  See http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ for a list of the .ISOs.  That will cost you nothing. Or you could buy another copy of Windows.

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So I was downloading an update for the laptop and it asked me to restart.
On reboot I says "No operating System Found" most likely because of a faulty update.

I need to find a recovery media for the laptop in ISO form because the laptop has no DVD drive.
The serial number for the laptop is 6E281135C

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Kasim

Answer:I am looking for recover media for Satellite S50-B-12Z

Hi Kasim

Sorry but I must say that you have this problem now because you didn?t create recovery media (USB) that can be used in such situations.
Exact description how to do this is in user?s manuals document.

Unfortunately you will not be able to find iso file because recovery image cannot be downloaded.
All you can do is to order original recovery disc and on some friend?s computer create recovery USB following instructions from http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

That?s all I can say about that.

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Question: Y700/Recover Media

So I bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and noticed it did not come with recovery media. I called support but they sent me to something about Windows 8.1 and creating a backup image file but my machine came with Windows 10 and the tech could not help me any further. All I want is a way to recover the system such that if the hard drive dies, I can put in a new hard drive and boot from a USB key or DVD and recover the system at least back to factory (Windows 10 with all the factory software). Terrible spend this much money and cannot get a DVD included.  I hoping I did not make a bad choice going with Lenovo over other brands I was look at.

Answer:Y700/Recover Media

Hello and welcome,
 
Enter "recovery drive" in the Windows 10 tool bar search box.  You should be offered something like "make a recovery drive".  Use that to create a flash drive.  That will be your recovery media.
 
You can save its contents elsewhere for a little extra security if you like.
 
Z.

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Hello received recover media disk getting error This computer is not supported by the system recovery media. You will not be able to continue to recover the system with this media. Error 0100-3627-3627-3673-3674-3675-3676-3577-3578-3579-0120-0001-0002The computer 100 percent works as if I remove the media I can boot to windows with no issue. I just would like to redo the computer. This is my first time using the thumb drive and I just received it from hpthank you

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I'm trying to run the recovery discs on my R40e. I downoaded and followed the procedure for recovery from Lenove. When I restart with the disc in the drive, the machine skips it and loads the current installation. I've set the cd to boot first in BIOS. I've run a recovery with these discs before and they worked fine. Any help?













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Answer:Can't recover R40e from recovery cds.

Welcome to the forum! I'd suggest formatting the drive first with the PC-Doctor utility available on disk 1 of your restore set, then proceeding with a clean install. Good luck and let us know. 

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Folks,A friend has recently bought a new Acer laptop, and has been using it for a little while, (circa 3 weeks), so it is now not quite "as new"...I now have it to "set it up".I have run the recovery programme to burn recovery DVDs, (and the apps and drivers one as well)I have a simple question;If a recovery is done using these DVDs, does it recover back to "out of the factory", or to what is was like at the time I made the recovery discs?Anyone know?Thanks in advance,Regards,Simsy

Answer:Acer Recovery... what does it recover?

Back to factory, i.e as it was at the time of purchase, perhaps investing in a back up utility such as Acronis True Image would be a better solution.

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i have my recovery partition still working fine. OS is also working. But i cant do the one key recovery. The link which connects both boot agent and recovery drive is gone somehow and HP RECOVERY manager says recovery partition is disabled. But for me its still there. Can you give a solution to recover the recovery manager ?

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when I recover my pc with recovery disc, There is an error ...i.e. P2PP burnboot recover failed n many more errors are there in written form ... Need help ..

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I bought the computer with win 8.1 installed and some months ago I have upgraded to Win 10 and now i have problems and was advised by remote support to reimage the computer with recovery DVD windows 8.1 that was ordered for me and I recived from HP. It says on the disk: "To begin insert the disc into an optical drive and follow the on-screen instructions.I did so with disk 1 and nothing happens and nothings appears on screen. I tried to reboot from the DVD media by clickking esc while booting and tried the recovery options and it failed syaing that it can't recover this computer. Please advise   

Answer:How do I recover from a System recovery DVD win 8.1

Hi, Try the following. Start the notebook. Insert the 1st Recovery disc and Shutdown the notebook by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM (uefi) option and hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K

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have an HP Pavilion 513x that was purchased with XPHome OS. The HD failed hard, and the recovery partition was unusable. I replaced the 40G HD with a 20G, as external USB drives are also used. HP noservice tells me that third parties sell Recovery CD's, but they don't, and it's out of warranty. So, I installed Win2000Pro and life was good. Clean install with no issues. The owner of the machine now wants XP back as the OS. I purchased HP 5069-4591 set from Computer Surgeons (they have great service, BTW). I ran the CD's, but the installation failed with "System Recovery - No partition found" I tried this too many times. HP sez to fdisk and format, clear the MBR. I followed their advice again. I fdisked and formated trying to emulate the data and recovery partitions. Still the Recovery CD's stop at the same error condition. HP says bad recovery disks or physical issues! Their PC Doctor program showed all their tests passing (HD, RAM, etc). Computer Surgeons sent a second set of CD's, gratis. Still wouln't load. Reinstalled Win2000 and went surfing for advice and enlightenment. I read that some recovery CD's have an \i386 directory and all the XP files are here. Cool! Made the appropriate bootdisks and ran winnt from the \i386 directory of the Recovery CD. The install started and completed to the point of DOS files completed and I needed to reboot to start the Windows portion of the install. I rebooted and am now getting this me... Read more

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If this is not the right forum please move this topic, this is not an issues about the Toshiba Product Recovery, but connected directly with it (i dont know how it work).

So, the problem is simple, i lost my data because i used the software without a backup (i was distracted).. Is there any way to recover it ?
I'm trying with GetDataBack, but i found nothing.
As extreme idea, could laboratories of recovery hard disk work effectively?

Answer:Recover data after a recovery?

Generally speaking before recovery installation starts whole HDD will be formatted and new partitions will be defined. All data saved on HDD will be deleted.

Anyway as far as I know you can recover deleted data using some third part application.

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Hi ALL, I am having the recovery CDs created and now I want to recovery my system.Even i am having my latest back up on to an external hard drive and while creating it, i made it as bootable disk.i connected the external USB hard drive and restarted my sys and it shows the Rescue and recovery 4 page and i think it was recovering data, i kept it like that for 20 hours but still same page. The back up size is nearly 75 GB.I placed the CD in drive and restarted my system and it is showing the Rescue and Recovery 4 page and there is no progress from there onwards. how much time will it take to recover. Type 2242-CTOOS: XP Prof  Anyone Kindly help me in this.Thanks in Advance. Regards,Chandra.





Chandra- Dearborn,MI,USA

Answer:Recovery CDs are there, how to recover my T500

It should only take up to 1 hr to restore from Hidden partition. Using disc about the same. If you can boot to Windows you can restore from a back up through Rescue and recovery instead of booting to the partition or using disc. Still save your data to an external source.

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I have a satellite Pro laptop which I have to fix for my sister in law ...long story....(cant remember model no, as I m at work at the moment !) but its only 4 weeks old and she had done something redicuous to it, so I decided that i would use the recovery cd to reinstall the os.

The image uncompresses to the disk, it tells me to remove the media, then reboot. Upon reboot, the system just gets into the xp load screen then a windows message pops up saying "Windows is not fully installed - Please run the setup program", then it reboots !

Is this a common problem, or can anyone shed any light on it, as this is a new laptop, nothing done to the hardware and I am using the correct cd which came with the system.

The system has twice gone into xp and began the setup wizard (where you put in your usernames and passwords), once this finishes and it attmpts to go straight into xp, I get a blue screen and the inevitable freeze !

I don't mean to sound Pious, but please don't ask me if I've checked that the hardware is attached or anything, I am actually a field engineer for an IT firm, I just have no experience of Toshiba machines or this recovery cd issue.

Any help you guys out there could give me would be greatly appreciated, as Id hate to have to return a bloody new laptop to the manufacturer unless its absolutely necessary.

Many Thanks
Andy

Answer:Not possible to recover the Satellite Pro with recovery CD

Hi Andy,

The recovery CD contains a 'ghost' image of the operating system which will contain the basic Windows system together with most of the Toshiba specific software and drivers.

Booting from the recovery CD will normally load a Win98 operating system which will then restore the 'ghost' image to the hard drive.

Normally the recovery process will ask if you want to restore the entire C: drive or use the 'expert' mode in which you can partition the hard drive. Obviously if you reach the point where the system reboots then the restore of the 'ghost' image has finished and the Windows set-up process has begun

I can only presume that there must be a problem with the hard drive if the 'set-up' process has subsequent problems. As an IT professional you may have access to a suitable boot CD (such as Norton Disk Doctor) in which case I would suggest you analyse the harddrive for potential problems and if necessary return the notebook under the warranty for it to be repaired.

regards,

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Hello,
my laptop has freezed, I restart it with power button but now, at start up, BitLocker said that:





You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must be re-enabled, or BitLocker must be suspended for Windows to start normally.





I gone to UEFI settings and define a password to re-enabled Secure Boot but BitLocker when I restart comptuer said that Bios secure parameters has changed... It doesn't solve the problem.

The problem is I don't have my recovery key. I tried to recover my recovery key using Microsoft account but I had to update my phone number and so my security settings are locked for one month. My question is :
Is it possible to boot on Ubuntu USB key or plug HDD to an Ubuntu computer, copy files and decrypt them one by one with my password session ?Is it possible to retrieve my recovery key using Windows command line and session password ? (I can access to Windows recovery menu so I have access to commands line.)Is a program to decrypt completely my hard drive exists ? I will write it on a USB key, start it, enter my session password and it will decrypt all the disk or something like that.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

What do you mean by "session password?"

Assuming you are using a TPM with BitLocker (which is the default) then there is no way to recover your drive without the recovery key. That is the entire point of BitLocker.

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I hope I can explain this properly...

I just bought an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. There is a recovery partition, but I'd like to erase the data in this partition and use it for personal files. My question is: if I do ever need to re-install or recover Windows 10 on this laptop, can I do it with a DVD I burned using the media creation tool from Microsoft instead of the specific HP recovery app the laptop shipped with?

Thanks for any info...

Answer:Using ISO to re-install/recover W10 instead of HP recovery app

Originally Posted by pjfarr


I hope I can explain this properly...

I just bought an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. There is a recovery partition, but I'd like to erase the data in this partition and use it for personal files. My question is: if I do ever need to re-install or recover Windows 10 on this laptop, can I do it with a DVD I burned using the media creation tool from Microsoft instead of the specific HP recovery app the laptop shipped with?

Thanks for any info...



Recovery partitions that come on a pre-loaded box will contain the factory image as set by HP, in your case. That would include any pre-bundled bloatware and such. If you want a clean, fresh start without the crap, save the contents of that recovery partition on an external drive, and during clean install from your MCT DVD, delete the partition and extend the OS partition. MS Win 10 will create it's own recovery partition.

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My Vista laptop is having a bit of an issue. When it boots, the main laptop display is black, it never loads. My second monitor however does load, but only on 4bit color with a 100x100 res. It will ONLY load safe mode, and from there ive been trying to use restore manager to reset to an earlier setting or to restore to factory. I have my backup cd in the drive, but when Restore Manager trys to open to run it, it crashes. How can I fix whatever is wrong with my vista if the restore feature itself is part of whats broken? I have run about 500 startup repairs, and the messages range from "no error detected" to "error unable to be fixed" to "error repaired", but the res and color never fixes, and the monitor stays black, and only safe mode will load. Not sure what to try from here.

Thank you for any tips you can give me on what to try next.

Here is my computer rig, if this helps.

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: 240 GB Total
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Monitor: 20 Inch Laptop Monitor + 20 Inch Flatscreen LCD
Sound Card: Internal Speaker/Headphone (Conexant High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones: Razor Gaming Headset
Keyboard: Razor Tarantula Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech Gaming Mouse
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Answer:System recovery won't recover?

In safe mode, deinstall your graphics card then try rebooting as normal on vista.

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Hi,
I'm new here and hope this is an OK place to post about recovery. I have misplaced my my one and only set of "allowed" back up discs. I reset up from the recovery partition but I hate to trust it every again. Is there any program I could use to make a new set of recovery discs?

thank you
 

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i have done this system recovery loads of times but now the recovery option is not coming up it just starts itself on (im not sure which option) then it can never be completed. It says All files including data files on the users partions will be lost adn the original factory shipped files will be recovered to the user patition, do you want to continue - i click ok (only option it gives) and formatting hard disk partition in ntfc files then another msg comes up saying cannot format user pation! system recovery cannot continue - so i click ok and it starts all over again. can anyone help pleasde

Answer:no recovery option when trying to recover

right im not the worlds best on a pc so here goes i'll try to be as clear as i can, im sitting beside the pc just now on my laptop this is whats happening. I PUT THE RECOVERY DISC IN AND TURN PC OFF, THEN I TURN IT BACK ON AND IT SAYS PRESS R TO DISPLAY RECOVERY OPTIONS (THATS A JOKE)2 I PRESS R AND IT SAYS STARTING SYSTEM RECOVERY - ON THE LEFT HANDSIDE OF THE SCREEN THE TOP SAYS CHOOSE SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTION (BUT THIS IS NEVER HIGHLIGHTED) IT STARTS THE ONE BELOW SAYING HARD DISC PREPERATION, THEN THE MSG COMES UP AS EXPLANED ABOVE

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Dear all,


I replaced the hard disk, i have the three recovery DVD for windows 8. please help me to recover the same.

when i am trying recover from Recovery of factory default software(out of box) is not working. please help

Answer:How to recover Windows 8 from Recovery DVD?

Hi

Start your machine and press F12 to enter boot menu. When you see the boot menu on the screen put disc 1 in optical disc drive. After doing that choose CD/DVD as first bootable device and press ENTER button.

ODD should start to read recovery disc. All you must do is to follow the menu on the screen.

When you write “it is not working” what do you mean exactly?

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I hope I can explain this properly...

I just bought an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. There is a recovery partition, but I'd like to erase the data in this partition and use it for personal files. My question is: if I do ever need to re-install or recover Windows 10 on this laptop, can I do it with a DVD I burned using the media creation tool from Microsoft instead of the specific HP recovery app the laptop shipped with?

Thanks for any info...

Answer:Using ISO to re-install/recover W10 instead of HP recovery app

pjfarr said:

I hope I can explain this properly...

I just bought an HP Envy laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. There is a recovery partition, but I'd like to erase the data in this partition and use it for personal files. My question is: if I do ever need to re-install or recover Windows 10 on this laptop, can I do it with a DVD I burned using the media creation tool from Microsoft instead of the specific HP recovery app the laptop shipped with?

Thanks for any info...



Recovery partitions that come on a pre-loaded box will contain the factory image as set by HP, in your case. That would include any pre-bundled bloatware and such. If you want a clean, fresh start without the crap, save the contents of that recovery partition on an external drive, and during clean install from your MCT DVD, delete the partition and extend the OS partition. MS Win 10 will create it's own recovery partition.

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is there anywhere on-line i can download one to a flash drive without having to pay for it?

Answer:i need to recover my system but i do not have a recovery

No.Not without inhereting a bunch of other issues...Borrow one.This would be perfectly legal...

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