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T400: Lost data due to clicking on "create product recovery media"/ "create recovery media" program

Question: T400: Lost data due to clicking on "create product recovery media"/ "create recovery media" program

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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Preferred Solution: T400: Lost data due to clicking on "create product recovery media"/ "create recovery media" program

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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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I installed Rescue and Recovery version 4.21,but i do not hav the option to create product recovery discs.I am able to enter the "Create Recovery Media" - But unlike the first image Here,i only have the option to create rescue media,not the recovery discs.I tried the "Create Recovery Media" option and inserted a DVD.After a few minutes a message popped up saying something like "Label the disc as 'Rescue And Recovery Startup Disc'" with about 300mb worth of files,and no product recovery discs \operating system discs.  Lenovo 3000 N100 0768-BVGWindows Vista Home Basic Any help would be appriciated  

Answer:No option to create product recovery media

try to run right click on application and select "run as admin"

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I have just purchased a lenovo sl300 and I am trying to create a back up of the Windows Vista in order to downgrade to XP and if needed later on to return to Vista. This effort is stopped by the message:  "The file Q:\FactoryRecovery\sdrivebackup.wim required by this program cannot be found. The process has been cancelled" . More specifically I receive this message in Dutch because the OS is in Dutch: "Het bestand Q:\FactoryRecovery\sdrivebackup.wimis vereist voor dit programma maar is niet gevonden. Di proves isgeannuleerd." Has anyone else come acroos that? Is there a solution? Note: I do not have a Vista Recovery cds. The resailer provided me only with XP cds for downgrading from Vista to XP.   Thanks a lot.  

Answer:sl300 Not possible to "Create Product Recovery Media"

same issue i have





SL400 2743CTO 2GB RAM. Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz HITACHI 160GB 5400rpm

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I purchased an x301 recently with Vista home and fail to create a product recovery disk disk so far. By going into thinkvantage using "Create Product Recovery Media", shortly I was prompted to indicate a recordable disk drive,which in my case is an external D drive CD burner, then the "little red ball" started to run showing "extracting files please wait"; BUT it won't STOP even after an hour or so and it also did not display any error messages. In fact, the program never went into the next stage prompting me to insert a blank disk. When I tried to stop the program, it sort of hangup and I had to shut down my computer by hard-pressing the turnon button!  After several trial I gave up. Alternatively, when I doubleclick the Q drive to initiate "create product recovery media", the program indicates that it is not responding. Strangely, I have managed to perform "Create Recovery Media" successfully under Thinkvantage and burned a CD (note - not the Create Product Recovery Media). I have even gone the extent to do a Full Factory system restore which verifies that my Q drive is working very well! So, what could be the problem and I'd really want to create a set of product recovery disks!! Cheers.  

Answer:Fail to Create Product Recovery Media with x301

If you call lenovo up, i think they will send you a set of recovery media for free, given that you can't create it in the first place. 

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I purchased recovery media but it turned out to be only Windows OS. Since it didn't come with drivers and applications, I need the program that will let me create the media from the recovery partition. Can I get this application from Dell? Can anyone help.

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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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I have an M8700 A60 with 2 DVD burners in it.  I am running Windows Vista.  The OS recognizes my burners and so the my Nero burning software.  When I go to use the Create Recovery Media program, it will start and when it asks you for what drive to burn the media to, the drop down box will be empty (with no choices in it).   The only thing you can do is cancel the program. Any ideas on how to get around this so that I can create recovery media?

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I am attempting for the first time to create a recovery media using a 32g stick drive.  When I reach the stage where the program asks if I understand I can do this once, and I acknowledge that, the program crashes and closes down.  Help?

Answer:Attempting to create recovery media and program crashes

LawDown I personally do not use OEM-provided recovery functions, as I have found third-party tools to be much more reliable and flexible. Personally, I strongly recommend considering Macrium Reflect as I have used it for years and never had it fail me once. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspxWhat I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.Good Luck

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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, 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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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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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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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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Hello all, I'm new here. I bought a Lenovo G50-70 at the end of 2014. I want to create a recovery media of my RECOVERY PARTITION. Ok I have Lenovo OneKey Recovery App v8 but with that application I can't create a recovery media of my recovery partition, I can ONLY create a recovery of my current partition (in this case: C: ). I don't want that my current partition has 119 GB. My recovery partition has 15GB, my question is: How can I access there to record it in a USB, DVD or my PC? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 create a recovery media (of recovery partition)

macrium reflect





find joy.

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Dear All. My T440s no longer has the recovery partition.I'm with Win 8.1 Pro, but I would like to restore the system. How can I do to restore and create a new Recovery Partition? Thanks,Lucas Mendes  

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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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When I tried to recover a fresh Windows from HDD recovery my little son stopped the proccedure by accident.

When I tried to restart I get the message bootmgr is missing. I have a copy from HDD recovery file but din not create a recover DVD.
The question is if I can make a bootable recover DVD or USB file file from the HDD recovey file?

Thanks!!!

Answer:How to create recovery media from HDD recovery image?

There is a method to create bootable USB stick from recovery DVDs or ISO file - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm but I don?t think this will help you.

Problem is that such back-up is actually useless. There is also option to order original recovery installation disc. You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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My laptop came with Windows 8.1 64bit operating and there is a recovery partition to factory reset. It was protected by the HP recovery manager. After i update to Windows 10, reset my PC (not factory reset) with the option keep my files , so now i have a Windows 10 and i can see  in recovery partition one recovery folder and inside it one file of name "lang" in the Recovery partition rest of the files and i can't see and there isn't any virus in my laptop its just of changing settings i took the step of reset windows 10. i believe my recovery partition is save but due to un availability of recovery manager it is not protected. now i want to factory reset and by going to advance startup option i saw recovery manager ther but when i clicked to recovery manager it says can't open file "x/recovery/hp/rita-tool" . thats why i cannot proceed for factoey reset.please guide me how can i get back recovery manager or how can i make recovery media ? please help !! 

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The recovery partition on my laptop was deleted so I obtained the Recovery Media Disks from HP for my laptop.  The laptop does not have a CD/DVD drive.  How do I go about creating the Recovery Media on a USB flash drive? -Does it have to be done on the laptop that I want to recover, or can I create the USB Recovery drive on a different PC Thanks,Mark

Answer:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

Hi, My suggestion: try an external Optical drive or send it back and ask for USB key/flash drive because DVD and USB do not have same structure. I don't know ripping DVD to ISO file work or not but you may want to try. Regards.

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Hello,Wanted to create recovery disks (for a first time after purchase) but this option is not available in Recovery manager.I've updated my pre-installed windows 7 to Windows 10 for free. Maybe this is the reason?How can I create at least windwos 7 recovery media? Thank you.

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Help! I needed to create a Recovery Media CD so I used and followed the ThinkVantage "Create Recovery Media" utility.I followed the instructions ---- Selected CDs/DVDs radio button on the first window and clicked OK- Clicked OK on next message box.- Got the Extracting Files window- Received the following message: Extracting Rescue Media Process Failed- The files required for creating the rescue media cannot be found. How is this possible? How do I create a recovery media CD? What did I do wrong?Any ideas? G

Answer:T61 - Create Recovery Media

Call lenovo and tell them what happened. They should send you a set since you could not make your own.





______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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I just received my new B50-45 and am new to this forum.  Hope someone can help me.   The laptop has Windows 7 Pro preloaded, and included in the shipping box, had 4 Windows 8.1 recovery disks. I'd like to know how to create some Windows 7 Pro recovery disks, in case the hard drive fails sometime in the future.  I don't plan on "upgrading" to windows 8 or 10 in the near future.   I opened the onekey application- but it didn't give me an option to create recovery disks.  This model doesn't have an optical drive, so I assume I'll need to create some ISO disk images and use another computer to burn them? Can someone instruct me how to do this?   I called in for techincal support and they said they couldn't mail me windows 7 recovery disks, and advised me to check with the smart folks here on this forum. Many thanks in advance!! Mr. Craig in RTC, NC

Answer:How can I create recovery media for my B50?

hi MrCraig,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Ideally, you will need to follow this guide on how to create a recovery media for Windows 7.
 
If that's not applicable then you can try these options to backup your Windows 7 Pro OS:
 
Option 1:
Follow this guide on how to create a system image backup (you need to use an external drive to save your files)
 
To restore the backup In case of a hard drive failure, you will need to boot from the system recovery options via a system repair disc or a Win7 ISO.
 
 
How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7
 
Option 2:
Use a third party tool to create a full system image backup
 
In this example, we'll use Macrium Reflect Free:
 
To create the backup image:
Creating a backup image of your computer, drive or partitions (it's ideal that you save the backup on an external drive).
 
To restore the backup:
Create a Windows PE Rescue Environment
Rescue a system with the Windows PE environment
 
 
Let me know if this works for you.
 
Regards

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Hi i am a beginner with computers , and i keep getting a message come up on my computer screentelling me that i have not created my recovery media and to take some time to do it now . But i dont know what i have to do , can you help me please

Answer:how to create recovery media

When it comes up does it give you the option to do it. You will need some blank DVD's. Or the program may be on the programs menu, (Start/Programs) called something like make recovery media or such. Just follow instructions when it's running.

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Hi, two days ago I got my Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with Vista Business. I decided to downgrade to Win XP, so I found out, that I need to create a recovery media. I looked to Start > Programs > Thinkvantage, but there was no such option as create recovery media. So I was googling and I figured out that I didn't have installed Rescue and Recovery software. I downloaded (English) Rescue and Recovery 4.21 for Windows Vista from Lenovo webpage and installed it. Then I went again to Start > Programs > Thinkvantage and there was the option Create Recovery media. I clicked there, but there was only option to create Rescue media. Here is the screenshot :http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4570/97770442.jpg Also I was trying to find if I have that hidden partition. In windows I found some 513MB partition, but there was 100% free space.http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4834/20885840.jpgIn linux I found only one partition, where is installed windows. Is there any way that I don't have this hidden partition, so I cannot create recovery media, or where is the problem? Thanks in advance. 

Answer:Cannot create recovery media on T61

 Did you buy the T61 new or second hand? the lack of 'create recovery media feature' is due to the fact that the Vista OS you got is aftermarket version and not Lenovo OEM version... if you really want the OS recovery, you need to call Lenovo and they will send you out the recovery media for a service and delivery charge.  

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I am trying to create a second bootable recovery USB flash drive to a Lenovo X201 with Windows 7 Premium x64 installed as I am sure that when I will need the bootable recovery USB flash drive the first one will fail. When I click on the Lenovo_Recovery partition I get the dialog box that offvers:Create Recovery MediaRecove Drive Space I click on Create Recovery Media and get a dialog box that says:You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operating system.The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now. How do I get around this bug?

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery Media

This is not  bug.Its a licensing thing put by Microsoft.Have you tried using the complete image backup in windows 7?In that way you can create a system image and store it in an external media You might also want to create a "system repair disc" in order to use the recovery tools provided by Microsoft.The System image which you will save in the external media can be restored using this disc http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Create-a-system-repair-disc

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Tried to create recovery media (my first time).  In response to request for memory stick of at leas 17 GB I inserted a new memory stick of 32GB.  Computer responded "insufficient memory".  Turned out memory stic was non-functional so went and exchanged it for one we proved out in the shop.  Began process again, but at the step where it says only one recovery file can be created, it would go no further- "Continue" was greyed out.  How can I make a recovery file?

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Dear Support Team,
We would like to inform you that we are using some laptops in our company (Central U.P. Gas Limited, Kanpur) in which pri installed windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. After some month in these laptop windows have auto upgraded in Windows 10. we want to create recovery
media in pen drive. Please support me how to create windows recovery media.

Thanks and regards,

Amit Kumar
IT Support
Central U.P. Gas Limited, Kanpur 

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While Attempting to create Recovery Media for my new Toshiba L-500 laptop; I get the following error message: -
{Failed to read the following file.

D:\ZZImages\ZZImages\PREINST13.SWM

(Error Code: 020150-20-00000000)}

This happened while create Recovery Disk 1 and Disk 3.... with the same error message; whereas the Recovery Disk 2 was created without any problem.
I tried to burn the files again for Disks 1 & 3 which failed again but Disk 2 was again fruitfully created without any issues.

Please advise of the possible solution.
(Used Transonic DVD-R 4.7GB//120Min//16X) to create Recovery Disks from Toshiba Recovery Media Creator)

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery Media

Try to use TDK or Verbatim DVD-R. I have used these empty discs to create recovery discs on several different Toshiba notebooks and every time everything went well.

It sound crazy but you can have such problems using some certain discs.

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I have a ThinkPad E431 laptop that I want to restore to factory settings. I keep running into obsticles, though. In My Computer, there is a D: drive that says Lenovo_Recovery. It has 2.1 GB free of 14.6 GB. When I open it it says the folder is empty, even though I'm showing hidden files. Also, in Lenovo\Factory Recovery is only an oscdimg.exe file. I went there looking for recovburncd.exe but I've never been able to find it. This laptop was out of my hands for an extended time, and I don't know everything that was done to it. Is there anyway I can get this recovered?

Answer:Trying to create Recovery media

Is it running Windows 8? The maintenance manual has instructions for refreshing/resetting the computer to original factory settings using the recovery section on the hard drive. http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM017581 Jay

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I just got my SL410 laptop. I am trying to create a recovery disk but the process fails with an error that  Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Not sure what is missing and how do I recover/reinstall these files to burn my recovery media. Any help appreciated. ThanksBarista.

Answer:Cannot create recovery media

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Contact lenovo support through phone and let them know about your issue, they should be able to send you recovery discs.

Hope this helps.





------------------------------------------------------------Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]Did someone help you today? Compliment them with a Kudos!Was your question answered today? Mark it as an Accepted Solution!   Lenovo Deutsche Community     Lenovo Comunidad en Español Visit my YouTube Channel

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Hi,
I recieved my new Dell XPS8900 on Friday. It was preinstalled with win 7 pro and came with Win 7 pro operating system install DVD. 
I immediately upgraded to Win 10.
My problem is I cannot create recovery media.
If I use Microsoft Windows Settings - Create A Recovery Drive I get error:
"We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can't start use your windows installation disc or media"
If I use the preinstalled Dell App "Recovery Media Creator" I get error:
"Recovery Media Error. The recovery environment is not enabled on this system.Recovery Media creation cannot proceed..."
How can I create recovery media for my PC?
Or is my PC setup designed to now allow creation of Recovery media?

Thanks
Peter

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I have created a recovery USB drive. Hpw to create another USB recovery drive from that or from recoverymedia creator tool

Answer:How to create more than one recovery media

Use image copying tool for usb drive.Windows does have its own built in backup tools too :-SYou can also use image copying for your hdd backup which far more reliable than recovery media.Good tool look at is minitool partition wizard, have free pc & bootable version, bootable version very useful tool .https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

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Acer products that ship with Windows have a recovery partition built into the harddrive with software that will allow you to initiate a recovery from within Windows as well as create a USB recovery incase something happens.  This is the most important tool you'll have to help you with your PC moving forward. We can't stress enough how important it is to make your recovery media as it will be invaluable when you need it the most and can save time and money having to order a set from your local Acer support team.
 
This is espectially true  with Windows 10, we have seen many users attempt to use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and do a clean install of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this does not allow for your current Windows Key to be ugpraded to support Windows 10. Users will be instructed to restore their system, perform updates and let Windows upgrade to Windows 10 accordingly. If you don't have your recovery media, you will need to contact your local support team to inquire about the availability and pricing for new media and then wait for it to be shipped.
 
We do have documentation online, which I'll link below, detailing the steps of how to initiate a recovery from the HDD, how to create backup media (USB or DVD depending on the system) and how to use that backup media if and when you need it.
 
Acer Recovery Management: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934
 
Thanks,Cory
 

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Yesterday I downloaded and installed the Rescue and Recovery? 4.21 for Windows Vista (32-bit) and (64-bit).  A  message after installation warned me that the original Recovery Media was longer valid.  When I went to Lenovo Care to recreate the recovery discs, I don?t have an option to Create Recovery Media.  What do I do?

Answer:Create Recovery Media

hello mayhaw welcome to the forums did you already create a set of recovery cd's or you still havent created them??if you have not try using the system restore feature in windows vista it should revert back to the old R&R(lenovo care)app.  ps:country name has not been mentioned in your profile.please do provide country name in order to give information because many models are country specific..for more info read forum rules...cheers!!

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Sir I need some help here.I cant use my HP Create Recovery Media. I cant create recovery media by USB flash drive or by CD. i tried to reinstall my windows 7 system and when the installation finished and reboot, something pops up like a DOS command for about 1 to 2 seconds as you can see below. maybe its because of this that I cant create a recovery media.

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I have an HP dv6000z series i didnt buy the System Recovery DVD for windows xp media can someone help me out on how i can create it please?

also when i upgrade to my free vista, will there be a System Recovery DVD for it also?
thanks!!
 

Answer:Create recovery XP media cd or dvd

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Acer products that ship with Windows have a recovery partition built into the harddrive with software that will allow you to initiate a recovery from within Windows as well as create a USB recovery incase something happens.  This is the most important tool you'll have to help you with your PC moving forward. We can't stress enough how important it is to make your recovery media as it will be invaluable when you need it the most and can save time and money having to order a set from your local Acer support team.
 
This is espectially true  with Windows 10, we have seen many users attempt to use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and do a clean install of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this does not allow for your current Windows Key to be ugpraded to support Windows 10. Users will be instructed to restore their system, perform updates and let Windows upgrade to Windows 10 accordingly. If you don't have your recovery media, you will need to contact your local support team to inquire about the availability and pricing for new media and then wait for it to be shipped.
 
We do have documentation online, which I'll link below, detailing the steps of how to initiate a recovery from the HDD, how to create backup media (USB or DVD depending on the system) and how to use that backup media if and when you need it.
 
Acer Recovery Management: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934
 
Thanks,Cory
 

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Hi, have to create DVD media on a ThinkCentre A70 from Recovery partition. When i try to create media a message tell that's impossible to find "recovburncd.exe". How to restore it ? Thanks for help.
 
 
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Answer:Create Recovery Media on Dvd

Welcome to the forum
 
Do you have a ThinkPad P70 by chance? There is no E70 model of ThinkStation. There are other E-series ThinkStation models but not a 70.
 
Was your system purchased new or used? Have you altered or deleted any partitions? Have you uninstalled any software from the preload?

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I recently purchased a Thinkpad Edge 14 that has a DVD-RAM drive. I would like to use the lenovo utility in the ThinkVantage Tools to make emergency back up discs to retore ther computer to factory state. However when I start the utility, it notes "DVD-RAM is not supported for Disc 1 of the Product Recovery disc set." I'm confused. How do I proceed?? 





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Answer:Create Recovery Media question

Shtevie, welcome to the forum,
 
as the first disc that will be created is the boot disc, about 450MB - waste of a dvd, use a cd instead of a dvd.
 
To be honest I think this may be a left over from the earlier days of R&R, when recovering using the discs booting from dvd was a no-go. (Not 100% sure if this is really still the case). But when a dvd had been used for the first disc it was then necessary to create an ISO from the dvd and burn it to cd on another system which then worked.
 
I'd recommend playing on the safe side; use a cd for the first disc and then dvds for the others.

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The creation of the recovery medium was not terminated properly because of a media error. A repetition allows the program (see Solution Center) not to do. It seems that the flag does not takes place only after successful completion. A corresponding in a ini or a registry - entry I could not find. What can I do to still create a DVD?

Answer:Create recovery media after failed

Hallo und wilkommen bei Forum
 
If the ThinkPad is still under warranty, call Lenovo service and explain the situation. They will send you DVDs at no charge. At least that has been my experience in North America.

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Ok, so I am now officially confused.I go to Programs->ThinkVantage->Create Rescue and Recover Media.There are two sections, one says Rescue Media, the other RecoveryDiscs.#1 The first time I selected Rescue Media and clicked on CDs/DVDs -- this resulted on only one CD being created.#2 I went back and this time under Recovery Disk clicked on "Create a set of Product Recovery Disks now" .. that too resulted in only one CD.#3 So, I tried the first one again, same result. Each single CD that was produced by these 3 different attemps was to be labelled Rescue and Recovery startup disc.From what I have read I should be getting one CD and one (or more?) DVDs. This is clearly not happening.What am I doing wrong? This can't be that tricky ....Thanks!Esmail

Answer:T61 .. can't create Rescue & Recovery Media

See the FAQ, message 5 by GomJabbar

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I recently bought my PC. It came with the option to install Win 10 Pro, but factory settings had it downgraded to 7 Pro from the beggining. I upgraded to 10 Pro but, of course, the recovery partition D: is made to restore to 7 Pro, and the upgrade deletes the HP Recovery Manager and the HP Recovery Media Creation apps. The advantage is that the rest of the drivers and HP Software were kept without any problems. Nontheless, if I decide to restore to factory settings (should I need to) it will restore to the 7 Pro and I would have to go through the process of upgrading to Win 10 Pro again. ¿Is there a way to create a new recovery partition (or USB recovery media) that will restore to my current machine status, that is, with Win 10 Pro and the HP Software that the upgrade kept on the PC? ¿Will the Windows Create Recovery Media do that? ¿Will the Windows Create System Image do that? ¿What's the difference between this two? Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to create recovery media after upgrade to Win 10 Pro

Hi, Please try:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/3a747883-b706-43a5-a286-9e98f886d490/create-a-rec... My normal "practice": clone the whole HDD/SSD as backup and I can swap any time. I even do this for all my machines, once a quarter. Regards.

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Hi.  I am new to this forum.  I just received shipment of my first Lenovo (T430s--refurbished, but new to me) and have heard that it is possible to use the Lenovo Solution Center to create a bootable recovery media on a USB flash drive.   The only recovery setup instructions that I found searching this board date back several years, do not reference use of a USB drive and do not reference the Solution Center. 1. Is it possible to use the solution center to set up a recovery disc?  If so, how?2. I have not yet used the laptop, other than to connect to my own wi-fi network, and to download and install 113 updates when prompted to do so after leaving the laptop on for one day.  Will these updates compromise the integrity of trying to create a pristine factory recovery disc?3. What size flash drive should I use?   32GB? System properties shows two HDDs:  C drive (245 GB free of 282 GB) and Lenovo Recovery Q (2.20 GB free of 13.6 GB)  There is one 7200 RPM HDD that is running.   Thanks, in advance, for your help.   





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Answer:How to create USB recovery media for new T430s?

Hello and welcome,
 
Rescue and Recovery should present an option for using a USB flash drive for recovery media.  You only get one shot at this so it's important to make sure the flash drive is prepared correctly - and is large enough.  Unfortunately I can't tell you the size drive you need.  32GB is plenty, 16GB is probably enough.  Hopefully someone who has done this on a T433s will chime in.
 
Drive prep: New or used USB memory keys or USB flash drives require an active partition created from within Wind...
 
You can use your one-time shot at making a recovery drive any time.  It will contain recovery tools and a from-factory recovery image, not a snapshot of your as-currently-configured machine.  For an as-running image use the backup feature of R&R.
 
IIRC you can launch the recovery media creator as a right-click option on the Q: partition - or double click it maybe.  That will also offer to delete Q: and add the space to C: - also IIRC.
 
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I've been trying to create a set of recovery discs for a couple of days now.  Every time I started it, the file would be on 1 CD, not the 7 CD's that I see many times on forums.  Today I googled the recovery media and found a step by step guide.  This guide included screen shots which when I saw, I realized the problem.  When I run the thinkvantage create recovery media program, I'm missing the bottom half of the dialog where it lets you do a factory CD.  My program has the top part where I can create rescue media, but not the bottom where I can do the big backup.  Instead it says "Note: DVD Ram is not supported."  What can I do?  Should I Uninstall the program and try reinstalling?  I really want to create a recovery set of DVD's.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.





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Answer:Create Recovery Media not working

was your laptop a second hand unit??? you have to restore to factory setting using the harddrive service partition before you can create another one, or call Lenovo service and request one from them for a nominal fee.

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It will create a boot disc and then freezes on the first media part.  It stops at "verifying 100%" and states that it is not responding.  I have been off of windows for a few years, so I am a little confused.  Do I need those media files?  Is the boot disc suffcient?  Just want to reclaim some drive space. 

Answer:Can't create recovery media x230t

yep. you need the entire recovery set to restore a system. i believe that if you're still within 30 days of purchase that lenovo will send you a recovery dvd set free, but you may have to cajole them. if you're outside of 30 days, but within warranty, i've read that they'll sell you a set for ~$50. hth.

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Hi All, I can not find how to create reovery media for my e560 laptop running windows 7. Usually its simple but in this case I can find nothing.  Can anyone help please?













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Answer:Create recovery media e560 with Win 7

https://support.lenovo.com/il/he/documents/ht004960

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I want to create recovery media for my T60, but keep getting error message:'Create Recovery Media has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience'.I have turned of antivirus (Nod32) but still no good.Anyone had this before? I have looked for an update but can only find an update for Rescue and Recovery, does this use the same utility, or should I have an update specifically for Create Recovery Media?I would appreciate any suggestions.ThanksPhil...

Answer:Create recovery media error

HiI too have the same problem with my "Create Recovery Media" and I tried to load it from the executable program it self (RRMedia.exe) but the problem remained.Can someone please help.Thanks..

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helloI've to totally reset my r60e (XP pro) and I wish to mantain all the preinstalled sw.So I've used "create recovery media", tool of thinkvantage.It created 2 dvd:the first with directories I386, PREBOOT and files such Autoexec, IBMBIO, etcc.the second with one directory Recovery. is it the correct procedure? Can I use these dvd to my goal?How can I proceed? Any other suggestion? Thanks p.s. The first dvd, when I insert it in dvd-player of r60e, results as CD with only 480mB of space used and 0 mb free

Answer:r60e create recovery media

Hi and welcome to the forum!If by "preinstalled SW" you mean the applications that were not installed by you but lenovo, then you can just turn off your R60e and press ThinkVantage button when you see ThinkPad logo screen to restore it to factory settings, simply follow this tutorial from step 5:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70803Hope this helps.





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Exactly as per the comments under this article: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Create-Win-8-recovery-media-in-ThinkPad-Thi... I cannot do this. The copy recovery partition is greyed out. When you try and proceed anyway it says it cannot and that some files are missing and you need the windows 8 installation disks. Any body know how to get this working? Michael  





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Answer:T440s - create recovery media

This problem seems to be mentioned all over the place and nobody ever gets an answer I did find this articile for people or have cloned disks https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaCentre-Desktops-Home-Servers/Windows-8-Recovery-partition-not-recog... it says that file file ReAgent.xml shuold contain the offset of the recovery partition. Mine does not although there is a hidden partition:Lenovo_Reco size 17 gB Which contains the "install.wim" file that is mentioned. It looks to me like my machine has missed some setup. I don't fancy editing files and putting in disk offsets - I should not have to do this!  





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As others have reported (e.g., en.community.dell.com/.../19668993), I'm having a problem creating Windows 10 recovery media. I'm following exactly the instructions here:  but always receive the error message "We can't create the recovery drive / A problem occurred while creating the drive" a few minutes into the process.
This is on an XPS 8900 Special Edition, pre-installed Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I've tried two different 16 Gb flash drives, both formatted to NTFS.
Is this happening because these drives in fact have less than 16 Gb available (since hardware manufacturers measure storage sizes differently from software, and Windows reports only 14.6 Gb free on the drives)? Would a 32 Gb drive work?

Answer:Unable to create USB recovery media

Try creating using USB2 rather than USB3 ports.
Also keep in mind that SSD's and Flash Drives Retention is 52 weeks or less meaning based on the storage temperature they can lose all their data in less than 1 week in a hot environment aka in your car at 150 degrees.
The Detrapping of data is like a charged battery where the 1's and zero's go away.
 

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I have tried on a few separate occasions recently to create recovery media for my Notebook. I am using a 32GB flash drive. I get through the 'Prepare Disc' stage, together with the 'Copy Image' stage, and reach 26% on the 'Verify Disc' stage, when I get a HP Recovery Manager message, 'We are experiencing errors in revovery media creation. Please try again'. Concerned that I am unable to create the recovery media, concerned that the recovery media creator will think I have had my one chance to create. Any help/suggestions welcome....... Thanks

Answer:unable to create HP recovery media

HERE IS A DOCUMENT on the topic of Creating Recovery Media.  This might apply: The HP recovery manager software is not compatible with many USB storage devices larger than 32GB. HP Recovery Manager displays the total size of the source files when going through the creation process. You can stop at this screen during the creation process to know what size of storage device you should use. Use a storage device that is larger than the size of the source files, but not larger than 32GB.Also, USB flash drives that are branded with the Windows 8 compatible logo do not work. USB devices with this logo are set up to work with Microsoft's Windows 8 To Go feature and do not display in Windows as an external device. Instead, they function in Windows like an internal hard drive and appear as a Local Disk. Since HP recovery creation software looks for external media, a USB storage device with the Windows 8 compatible logo does not appear in the list of devices (and cannot be used as recovery media).

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my laptop has a message requesting "create system recovery media". Since purchasing the notebook, I have upgraded to  win10 (the free online version), from win8.1, which I upgraded from 8.0 immediately after purchase. I have a 3 disk recovery set which I think I made when I bought the HP. The instructions indicate that only one set can be made. Also, the instructions indicate that more than 3 disks are needed. But when I start the process only a USB option is available. How do I determine if the 3 disk set is the right set for this PC? I'm confused. 













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Hello slickamis;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about creating recovery media and wanted to help.If you didn't create the HP Recovery Media before doing the Win10 upgrade, it is a waste of time trying to do that now.  Why?  Two reasons ... First, the Win10 Upgrade has a nasty history of corrupting OEM recovery information, and if that happened to yours, any media you create is not going to work. Second, that media would only have been for the original OS, and the recovery information is not updated when you do the Win10 upgrade.  So, the media could not be used for a Win10 recovery. My suggestion, is if you want to create recovery media for Win10, then consider using a third-party solution known  as Macrium Reflect (MR).  What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the externa... Read more

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Windows 7 pro 64bit.  Brand new, out of the box system, only installed VPN software and joined my work domain.  Trying to create recovery media on a brand new Sandisk 32Gb flash drive.  It works for a few min building it then fails saying I need to format it (it is).  I then can no longer read the flash drive.  I have to put it into an older laptop, and in disk manager create a new simple volume and format the drive again.  
I have updated all the drivers on the laptop.  Has anybody used this Dell app before with success?
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I have a new X220i with a 128k SSD hard drive. I'm trying to create recovery files on an external hard drive. After clicking "ok" in all the dialog boxes, I get the message "No [sic] enough temporary disk space in the C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." The C drive is 28.4 GB, but only 1.87 GB is free. Windows is taking up most of it. The "Lenovo Recovery" Q drive has 89.5 GB, with 75.8 GB free. MS Office was installed at the factory. I have not installed any other software yet. I can resize the partitions, but I think I need to create the recovery media first?  

Answer:X220i Can't create recovery media

I'm surprised of that partitions sizes. My advi?e is to resize partitions, create Factory Recovery disks, then you can delete the Lenovo_Recovery partition. Using that recovery disks you can reset all partitions and system to the factory stage.

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I have an XPS 8700 running Win 7 Pro & am unable to create a factory recovery media on a USB external drive.  It is difficult to get Dell Backup & Recovery to recognize the drive.  But, even when it does recognize the drive, it starts running initialize & then gives the error that a different media must be used.  The drive in question is a 2TB Western Digital My Passport.  I have read several threads with the same sort of issue but have not found a resolution. I am running the latest version of Backup & Recovery. 

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Hello, I would like to install a new (larger) hard drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad T410. I'm trying to create recovery media so I can install Windows 7 Pro on the new hard disk.  However, when I try to create the recovery media, I get the error "The file S:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winRE.wim required by this program cannot be found." Anyone have any idea why this file would be missing and how I can proceed? Thanks,--Joe

Answer:t410 can't create recovery media

Hi Joe,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
How many partition have you created in your system? Have you done any changes in the partition table?
 
If yes, then you cannot able to use the recovery partition or you can able to create recovery media. We have to create the recovery media before doing any changes in the partition.
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I go to create a usb recovery drive and my PC say that one has already been created when I have not created one. Do I have to reformat to be able do it again?

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i have several relatives who ask me to look after pc. is it possible to create oem style recovery discs so they just boot from the media and the pc is recovered to original state. not worried about data backup etc.

Answer:create oem style recovery media

Previous thread will get you started

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I originally purchased Windows 8 and upgraded to 8.1. I installed the Windows 10 upgrade via the downloadable Windows 10 Installation Tool and burning the ISO to a DVD. I understand that this will work to upgrade my system should I need to recover but will this still work after the 1 year free upgrade period? Also, can anyone confirm if the ISO downloaded via the Installation Tool will work as a repair disk to recover using a system image? If that's the case I would be content with that, as it's how I've always done backups since Windows 7.

Answer:How do you create recovery media for Windows 10?

Hello Rennon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you will still be able to use the method in the tutorial below to download a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft to use to reinstall Windows 10 with anytime.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9230-windows-10-iso-download.html

The July 29th 2016 deadline was just to reserve or claim your free upgrade offer. After that date, you won't be able to get another free copy, but any that you have already claimed will always work.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

Once you?ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won?t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You?ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you?ve upgraded.

You do not get a product key with the free upgrade of Windows 10.

The activation for the free offer of Windows 10 is registered on the Microsoft activation servers, and is referenced by the hardware (motherboard/CPU/graphics card serial numbers) of the PC it was upgraded on.

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I created recovery DVDs when i got the laptop (L530) - a bootable DVD & the 3 recovery DVDs.
 
I can't find the DVDs now & am wondering if i've thrown them out by mistake. I was wanting to put the recovery data onto a USB stick anyway.
 
So i go to make it again today & get this error message:
 
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/Kev_83/recovery.jpg
 
It just wont let me do it at all.
 
1) Why
2) How can i get this problem sorted?
 
 
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Answer:Can't create recovery media - laptop wont let me. How to fix this?

Just did a bit of searching & it seems you can only create one set. Bit silly. Anyway more searching threw up The_Solutors comments here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X100e-Make-bootable-usb-stick-of-recovery-CD/t...So, make a USB drive bootable & then just copy the files from the recovery partition - fool proof.Maybe so, but when i open the recovery partition, no files are shown, even when i select "show hidden files/folders" yet the partition is about 13GB in size.So how can i copy something that i can't 'see'?

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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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Hi, I recently bought a T530 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to create recovery disc(s). However, in the "Create a recovery media" wizard, I don't have the option of selecting DVDs if tick the option "Copy the recovery partition to the media". I have a bunch of DVDs lying around and I would like to use them. Not to mention that I don't intend to buy USB drive just for this purpose. Any help is appreciated. Thank you,













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Answer:Create Recovery Media Windows 8 without USB drive

Hi chaserman,
 
I understand how frustrating it can be to have media that you want to use for a particular purpose but are unable to.
Unfortunately Windows 8 does not support that recovery option.





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I am unable to create Recovery Media on my new (to me) S430. After clicking the Q drive first I got "You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Window Operating system. The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now."  I guess the original owner already made a backup. So after a quick Google I edited the service_done.ini file in the Q drive from =1 to =0 and thought I was all good to go. Unfortunately, now I get the message 'The files required by this program cannot be found' part way through the Create Recovery Media process. Any suggestions for a solution before I delete the recovery partition? Its no good to me otherwise. I know a workaround is to keep a vanilla Win 7 boot CD handy and use that, adding the specific drivers after. But it would be great if anyone knew a proper fix which would let me make a *proper* backup set. Thx in advance...   

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How do I create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media is available
 

Answer:create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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I can no longer boot Windows 8.1. I do not currently have an upgrade media. Not sure what steps to take as I originally purchased Windows 8 as an Upgrade. What do I do? Do I try and find a Win8.1 iso and attempt to create a recovery disk from it?

Ive been using Windows 10 on another hard drive connected to this computer. I needed to check out some programs today on Windows 8.1, which I haven't used in a while and it wont boot. Has a blue screen with an error about winload.exe.

Answer:Need to create recovery media. Originally started with Upg

Ive downloaded this file OSGS14-WindowsSetupBox-32bitand64bit-English-4141408 but I cant even get past the Product Key portion. I enter what I know is my Product Key but it wont accept it. Im sure this has something to do with my original version of Win 8 Pro being an Upgrade. Which of course, when this is the case, MS has seemingly made it harder for recovery options should something go wrong.

Ive also tried another method by using an ISO on USB. I don't get any Command Prompt option and an attempt to Repair results in Scanning/fixing errors but that seems to stop after a minute, PC reboots and im back to the Blue screen error.

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When I create the "Data" recovery disk, what is included in the "data"? Is this only data that is pre-installed on the system, or everything I've copied to the hard drive, or what? I can't find an explanation anywhere, and the process itself doesn't display any clues. I really don't want to burn 50 DVDs! Thanks













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Answer:Create Recovery Media: Quick Question

The recovery media is just the machine as it came from the factory - as opposed to a backup which includes everything you've installed and configured.  Typically recovery media is 2 or 3 DVDs.  A full backup can run to many, and is probably better done to an external HD.
 
Links in this FAQ may be helpful:  How to create recovery media using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
 
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Hello,I am new here. I have a brand new T440 which I am populating and customising.I created a new partition on the HDD using MiniTool Partition Wizzard. That may have created the problem - I can't create the recovery media. I get a message that the files are not there. I should have done it before partitioning - too late now. However, using the Partition Wizzard, I can assign a drive letter to the Recovery partition, and it becomes visible in Windows Explorer (File manager). I can copy the content on an external HD drive. If I ever need to do recovery - will it work from this? Has anybody tried this before?













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Answer:Unable to create recovery media on a new T440

Hi,what OS is preloaded on your laptop?What drive letter is assigned to the Lenovo_Recovery partition?

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Is it possible to create recovery media after upgrading to Windows 8 from a factory installed Windows 7?













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Answer:T430s and Create Recovery Media after Upgrading to Win 8 from Win 7

You do it before upgrading.No





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i have acer aspire v3-571..... windows 8 pre installed.... the problem is with "creating recovery media or disc"....
when i try to create recovery using ACER RECOVERY MANAGEMENT......
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"HARDWARE SETTING IS NOT SET TO DEFAULT" ... so i cant take recovery
now when i try to refresh my pc it ask to insert "insert recover media"
what can i do......?

Answer:Cant able to create recovery media in ACER ASPIRE V3-571

the pc came with windows 8 and most likely was upgraded to windows 8.1..

that broke the link to the factory recovery..

You can download windows 8.1 media - link in sig below..

So got to ask - you want to go back to factory 8 and upgrade?
Or clean install windows 8.1?

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Creating Recovery Media for a Lenovo Ideapad S10 ** DISCLAIMER **Firstly I have to say that all the steps listed in this guide worked for me but I can offer no guarantee that it will work for you.I have the Ideadpad S10 with 160GB HD.  This the only S10 I have performed this process on.I also refer to another guide that is key to creating your own Windows XP media.  This guide may get changed by someone else but it worked for me at the time I used it.  I have no control over that guide. ** IMPORTANT **The first and most important step to perform is the creation of the Recovery Disks using your OneKey Recovery software.This will always allow you to restore your OS partition of your S10 History:When I first received my S10 I started playing around with different operating systems to see what would work best on it.  After playing around for a few weeks I decided I wanted to restore my factory configuration and start from scratch. My first mistake was to delete all my partitions thinking that the recovery disks would re-create everything required.  It is now very clear to me that the OneKey system installed on the S10 is a joke and whoever came up with that idea should placed against a wall and shot. If you want to do any changes to your drive partitions or upgrade to a new HD then the recovery disks you have created are almost useless, but not quite as you will find out soon. There is never any way to get your OneKey hardwar... Read more

Answer:Guide - Create Recovery Media for an Ideapad S10

Excellent work and sticky-worthy.  Followed your amended instructions for the XP Home installation disc and it worked perfectly.Now to find a way to boot it up from a USB stick...  

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I've had my laptop for a couple of weeks but haven't spent a lot of time configuring it (XP Pro SP2) other than some select Windows XP updates. I'm not a big fan of automatic updates. I generally choose the updates after reading the KB info for the update. Generally, I just wanted to make sure everything (particularly wireless netoworking) was working and ready to go. I haven't installed SP3 (saw no reason to at this point). I haven't downloaded and installed any updates from Lenovo for my laptop yet although there appears to be quite a few items available via the ThinkVantge System Update program. Should the recovery media have been created before the system was altered? In other words, since I have not much time invested in changing the original delivery setup, should I restore my laptop to its initial from-the-factory new state and then create the recovery media? Or, should I restore to the original setup, apply the updates from Lenovo and then create the media? I am planning on reformatting and reinstalling XP Pro SP2 and eliminate the recovery partition; but I'd like to make sure that the recovery media I create will, in fact, restore the laptop to its "as delivered new from the factory" configuration should the need ever arise. Thanks  

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Sir I need some help here.I cant use my HP Create Recovery Media. I cant create recovery media by USB flash drive or by CD.  everytime i tried to do it, it corrupts my flash drive.i tried to reinstall my windows 7 system and when the installation finished and reboot, something pops up like a DOS command for about 1 to 2 seconds and then disappears as you can see the message below.maybe its because of this that I cant create a recovery media.im planning again to reinstall a clean copy of windows 7. 

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Dear All,I had purchased lenovo make E450 (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model  :  20DDA02XIG having Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64(EN:English) as preloaded with the laptop. My operating system got carshed and i dont have also recovery media to recover the Operating System. I had contacted the lenovo support and they told my machine Serial no is not eligible to get a recover link through online and i had also visited to the nearest service center and they also told me it will take a month to get it done though request to the Lenovo. Please guide me how to recover my OS as early as possible.

Answer:Create Win 8 recovery media in ThinkPad e450

If your machine is a Factory Lenovo, you should have recovery as outlined here, page 36.https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e450_e455_e450c_hmm_en_sp40a27160_03.pdfThis assumes the recovery partitions are intact. You may need to locate a Windows Repair CD/USB stick to boot from to start the recovery.  If your machine shipped with Dos from Lenovo, and a local shop installed win 8.1, you could download a win8 recovery ISO/similar from microsoft. Did you purchase this machine NEW?If your machine was not a Factory Lenovo, you would not be eligible for Lenovo recovery media, since your win 8 was installed by someone else(shop where purchased?).

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Guy's Just want to let you know that I faced a problem while I was creating Media Recovery DVD's.NOTE: Please make sure that you have not connected any USB devices(Storage) when writing to DVD's or you will be getting this msg.Error! Create recovery Discs...          Drive is not ready or is busy performing another operation....          Data was not successfully stored  on the disc  currently in your drive. This disc may no longer be usable          Click OK; then, insert a new disc when prompted

Answer:Tseries -Create Recovery Media Error!!!

So did it complete successfully or not? If not contact Lenovo and thell them about this and they will send you a set.Do not post the same thing in multiple forums. I deleted the one in the R series forum.Message Edited by carbon_unit on 03-22-2008 08:10 AM





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I?ve made three attempts to create the product recovery media on my brand-new T410 and each time it has failed during the verify process at 67% complete with an error message ?rc=9?. I am then prompted to insert a new ?erasable disk? to retry. It was my understanding that DVD-RAM is not supported in this process so I used a CD-R disk for the first disk and a DVD+R disk (8x, DL) for the second disk which fails during verify. Do I really need to use a DVD+RW disk?





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Answer:Create recovery media fails during verify

Do you still have warranty remaining?

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I used the HP Utility to Create Recovery Media using DVDs.  The first disk OK.  The second was a little finicky, requiring a couple of starts, restarts, etc. but finally executed OK according to the software.  However, the third will not begin at all.  I've gone through three different new DVDs, thinking perhaps one was flawed.  I've rebooted and restarted the app numerious times.  It always recognizes the fact that the process has already begun, and only the last disk needs to be done.  It just doesn't do it.  Nothing happens.  From sound, there is no disk access going on. Based on the trouble with Disk #2, and even if I can get Disk #3 to "work," I really have low confidence that this set of disks will work when needed. How do I "eradicate" this failed effort so I can try fresh, this time with a single USB stick?

Answer:Cannot Complete Create Recovery Media using DVDs

@Curmudgeon10, welcome to the forum. I have asked the appropriate people at HP to see what they can do to help you solve your problem.

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Dear All,I had purchased lenovo make E450 (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model  :  20DDA02XIG having Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64(EN:English) as preloaded with the laptop. My operating system got carshed and i dont have also recovery media to recover the Operating System. I had contacted the lenovo support and they told my machine Serial no is not eligible to get a recover link through online and i had also visited to the nearest service center and they also told me it will take a month to get it done though request to the Lenovo. Please guide me how to recover my OS as early as possible.

Answer:Create Win 8 recovery media in ThinkPad e450

If your machine is a Factory Lenovo, you should have recovery as outlined here, page 36.https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e450_e455_e450c_hmm_en_sp40a27160_03.pdfThis assumes the recovery partitions are intact. You may need to locate a Windows Repair CD/USB stick to boot from to start the recovery.  If your machine shipped with Dos from Lenovo, and a local shop installed win 8.1, you could download a win8 recovery ISO/similar from microsoft. Did you purchase this machine NEW?If your machine was not a Factory Lenovo, you would not be eligible for Lenovo recovery media, since your win 8 was installed by someone else(shop where purchased?).

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Hello

I have big problem with my laptop, Satellite C660D-1CU.
When I go to start then all programs and Toshiba, and then Toshiba recovery media creator this message is on the display:

Creating the recovery media is impossible!
Can not find the HDD recovery folder on the second drive of the first hard disk. This computer has no valid environmental restoration of hard disk.


Can someone help me because I really need my pc back to factory settings because I have too many bugs.

Regards
Nicolas

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Answer:Cannot create recovery media on my Satellite C660D-1CU

Such problem occurs if Toshiba recovery creator tool cannot find recovery image on the HDD. There are many reasons for that. Recovery image can be deleted, removed or HDD partitions structure is maybe changed. Just with original settings and original HDD condition this will work.

Unfortunately now you will not be able to create recovery media or start HDD recovery installation.
What you can do is to order new and original recovery DVD for your notebook model and it can be done on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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 You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operation system. The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now. HI all. First, I have read "Creating Recovery Media in Windows 7" at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74040. I get this message when attempting:You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operation system. The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now. What happened is that I blindly copied the recovery files to a USB and just copied to a folder on my desktop XP machine. So now my X120e is saying, sorry, you can't do that again. You already did it blockhead! So how the heck do I undo this so I can create appropriate recovery media? System restore rollback? Registry key editing? Here are the files on my XP, I have no idea if I create Windows 7 pro recovery files from these.Thanks all for any suggestions or known fixes,chadnc Root folder files & folders:winRE.wim usb.tag Folder\factoryrecovery Folder\Boot  Inside of Folder\factoryrecovery sdrivebackup2.wim cdrivebackup.swm cdrivebackup2.swm cdrivebackup3.swm cdrivebackup4.swm bcdinfo RECOVERY service_done  Inside of Folder\Boot 24 subfolders, starting with cs-CZ BCD boot.sdi memtest tag

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery Media in Windows 7 Pro for x120e

hey chadnc,welcome to the forums,first up, did you by any chance create a recovery media? whether is to a USB drive or a dvd ?If you did, then you won't be able to create anymore. Doing a rollback will not help. You will need to contact the service team to get a recovery media for your system.http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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Hi

I have been trying to create the Toshiba recovery discs for my Toshiba Satellite L850-1D5 and I inserted the first disc and the burning started and then verification of the disc. I then got a message to say creation of disc 1 failed. How can I create the recovery discs if I get this message?

Please advise
Many Thanks

Answer:Satellite L850-1D5 - Cannot create Recovery Media

Which empty media do you use?

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Hi Guys I hope that this doesn't sound too silly a question, but here goes: Laptop bought Dec 2014, Win 8.  Updated to Win 8.1.  Now upgraded to Win 10 via the MS free upgrade. I then ran the "Create recovery media tool" and produced the recovery drive (19GB+) - ie just after the Win 10 upgrade. Does anyone know if I can verify if the USB I have created holds Windows 8, 8.1 or 10? Also, can anyone explain why the same process (home made PC rather than HP laptop) produces a recovery drive of just over 4GB?  Both USBs were created within an hour of each other, and each of the computers has virtually the same 3rd party software on them. Many thanks for your sagacious help. ChilliFix

Answer:does create recovery media utility create utility for window...

ChilliFix, welcome to the forum. I believe that the Recovery media will be for Windows 8.  This is the original OS.  The app to make it is set for the original configuration.  You would be able to Reset the computer to Win 10 using the Recovery Manager, however. I am not certain of the reason for the difference in the size of the Recovery media.  I believe that it has to do with the fact that it Recovers the OS and all of the apps, as well as, the Recovery partition.  This would be done on a custom computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hey everyone, When I tried to create a recovery disc on my X301 Windows 7 to free up the partition, I got an error saying "No enough temporary disk space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." How much space do I need to free up on my C drive? I only have about 7.5 gb free on my 64gb SSD. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Create Recovery Media low disk space on C error

You'll want at least 10 GB free before doing anything.  As is, you can look at your recovery partition to see exactly how much you'll need, but Windows will always block off extra for some reason.

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So I tried to download a copy of drivers for my Yoga 920, then I noticed the link for recovery media. I tried to download it using the steps and the tool. The download went fine and I proceeded to the Select USB tab. It detected my drive and started the process, then the usb suddenly got disconnected and the process failed. I'm using the laptop on a table and I did not touch the usb during operation. I tried to do the process again, but I get an error as seen in the screenshot. Any help? Tips? to get the thing working again Alternatively, if I don't trust the reset option on the laptop, can I just download a Windows 10 ISO with microsoft's tool and use that to reformat the laptop without inputting a key? Will my device still be activated after the process?


























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Answer:Failed to Create Recovery Media with Lenovo tool

Hi svrndmngjr,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Yoga 920 does not have a special factory recovery partition like One Key Recovery like on other machine.
It uses the same Windows reset features just like all other Windows 10 machines as shown in chapter 3 of the users manual here. 
 
A clean installation using a downloaded ISO (same version of Windows that the machine came with) would automatically activate it. OEM product keys are embedded on the systemboard (Win8 and Win10) unlike having a COA sticker that Windows XP and Win7 does. 
 
You can follow the guideline here. With the drivers and applications, if you have additional copies from the D drive then just copy it or download it from here (support website). Other applications are in the Microsoft Store just type Lenovo in the search to download if you need it.
 
Your device would still be activated after the process.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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I'm trying to create rescue and recovery media, but the process always fails stating that "an internal error occured". I already tried to change the sata to compatability mode as suggested in this thread: http://lnv.lithium.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&thread.id=306That didn't solve my problem though, I still get the error message. The laptop is running Vista Home Basic.





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Answer:T61: can't create recovery media (an internal error occurred)

Do you have an anti-virus software installed? I've also seen occasions where, (I think it was G-Data), had prevented R&R from working properly.Another cause of not being able to create recoverys is that at some point the service partition has been deleted.

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Ok, I'm a dummy and I didn't make a recovery disk when I had the chance and now my hard disk is failing and I can't make it back into Windows. Luckily, I was able to copy all my essential files, so that's not an issue. My Goal: Somehow restore my computer to it's original state with a new hard drive. My question: Is it possible to create a recovery disk without actually entering Windows 8? For example, can I create one via the advanced boot menu? Or maybe via the command prompt? (I would anticipate creating the media on a USB stick.) Can't find any instructions that don't begin wtih the Windows 8 desktop... Thanks!

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I've just bought a Satellite S50T-B008 laptop and in recovery media creator, when I click on create it tells me to insert a USB flash drive greater than 11.8GB.Which I have a 32GB USB flash drive installed.

I click on OK and then another box comes up saying the same. I keep going round in circles and I can't create the recovery media. I've tried it with other USB flash drives and different USB ports on the laptop and still get the same.

Any ideas?

Answer:Can't create recovery media on my Satellite S50T-B008

On my two machines I?ve used 16GB USB sticks from two different manufacturers and everything went well.
I recommend you to use 16GB USB stick too. Try to restart your machine ( complete shutdown ) and test it again.
You can also try to format USB stick before you start recovery media creation

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Hi everyone,
First of all, I apologize If my question have been answered before
I have just buy Toshiba NB305 442BL Netbook
I have created recovery flash with Toshiba Recovery Software but I don't want to keep my recovery media only on usb flash . As you know netbooks don't have DVD writer and i want to have DVD recovery too. So i have used external DVD writer to create DVD recovery. But I couldn't do it.After some minutes an error accrue.
Unfortunately, it write unknown error.
Now i need help to solve this problem. If one of below solutions works correctly my problem is solved:
1) Can i image my usb flashes ? and restore it i to flash again
2) Can i image recovery partition without Toshiba Recovery Software ?
And finally can i fix the writing process problem
Thank you

Answer:Problem in Create Recovery Media for NB305 442BL

Hi Hessam,

What kind of DVDs you have used for burning recovery disk? I?m always using DVD-R mediums from Verbatim and TDK, this works.

But in my opinion the easiest way is you make a backup (image) of the USB stick. As far as I know this works with a normal backup program like Acronis True Image. You can save the backup of recovery USB stick on another drive for example.

But normally if you don?t use the USB stick anymore it will work if you need it. ;)

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Can anyone advise please - I have a new Satellite U840T with SDD and am trying to create Recovery Media using a USB Drive.

The Toshiba 'Recovery Media Creator 'inviotes me to plug in a USB stick with at least 10.4G. So I have inserted a new 16G USB stick. The app clearly does not see this, even though it is recognised by the PC itself, no problem.

When I press 'create' to load the stick, the app just says "The creating process for all media has been canceled" which is not only poor spelling, but completely useless.

Am I doing something wrong, ir is this just a very poor app?

Many thanks..

Answer:Satellite U840T - Unable to create USB Recovery Media

Hi

Did you format the USB stick before starting the Toshiba recovery media creator tool?
Please format the USB stick and then start the Toshiba recovery media creator.

Here are some details How to use the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD16036F0000R01.htm

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I attempted to create system recovery media using dvd disks.  the 1st attempt failed to verify disk.  I requested help from support and the technician ran the same program using my dvd disks.  On the second attempt to create the media, disk#1 and disk#2 were burned and verified. Disk#3 failed just a short time in the process and the process aborted.  The technician suggested that HP programming didn't work well with dvd disks, and that I use a usb flash drive rather than dvd disks.  It seems that I wasted money as I bought the disks earlier today, and used 3 disks without accomplishing creating the system recovery media. Right now it seems to be a "roll of the dice" to continue further attempts with dvd disks. If dvd disks aren't a satisfactorily viable form of media, why is it given an an option?

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..

Enjoy!!
KYHI

Answer:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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