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I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

Question: I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery how much does it cost i need to do recovery for ssd only i need direct link for that













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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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.)

Answer: I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

can i download it from web site and pay by mastercard

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* my english it not good, i hope u understeand. what i mean* hi, i want to know how can i buy Disk Recovery for IdeaPad Y500. ----------------------------Qustion How can i   Install win 7  my sister she don't like win8 (very hard to use it)and i already format hdd  and  install win7  but...i can't install win7 i change HDD GPT to MBR  Set Bios UEFI to Legacy >>> Legacy First  but dvd disk it still not boot to win7 (DVD disk win7) it mean i have to use USB win7 or not? 

Answer:Where can i get disk recovery for Y500? or How can i install win7?

hi mizonaki
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I would suggest calling Technical Support for the Recovery Disk Jus have to provide them your Serial number.
 
And for installing Windows 7.
 
-Can you check if you have an OS optimization under Exit tab in BIOS, Make sure it is not on Windows 8 or UEFI, and hit the load optimized defaults.
 
-Under Configuration tab try to check if you have compatible mode,
 
Then again make sure that the Boot mode is set to Legacy and Boot priority is in Legacy as well
 
Then when you restart keep on hitting f12 to get the boot menu it should the give you an option to load the DVD/CD Drive where you have your Windows 7 Installer, 
      NOTE: Installing other OS, You should have your own Product key for that, The Product key that you have on Windows 8 will not activate in other Version of Windows.
 
If your still getting some error or issue just post back, Thanks,
 
Hope this Helps
Solid_Cruver,
 





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Ok, my wife's hard drive is toast. Can't read at all. I even removed it, put it in an external enclosure with USB connection and tried to read it on my computer, nada. Tried Spinrite on it. Nada. So, it's gone, and I can't recover anything.

I'm buying a new HD. The OEM version of Windows 7 was pre-installed by HP on the laptop. So I have no disks. I do have the 3 Recovery Disks my wife created when we bought the machine. But when I was trying to revive the harddrive one of the recovery screens said Windows 7 had to be already installed on the hard drive for that to work.

So, is there anyway for me to get Windows 7 on the new HD short of buying a new copy? The laptop does have a sticker on it with a product key.

Steve

Answer:Hard Drive has failed! Install Windows 7 on new HD from Recovery disk

spthomas,
HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Looking for Recovery Discs? - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC*-* HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

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Hi, I didnt know what i did, but when i installed this thing. and rebooted my whole windows 8 was gone. When my system booted up, the was this message saying "Checking Media" Then it would give me 2 choices (Ipv4................. and ipv6..............................) I tried both of them but none of them worked. Then i shutted the computer down and launched one key recovery. I did not do a backup, because i assumed that this computer wouldnt get a virus, (i dont know what it was), so my only choice was Lenovo's OneKey Recovery, "Initial Backup". I just wanted to know what is "Initial Backup" Is it something that temporary gives you windows 8? or does your whole windows 8 come back?

Answer:Windows 8 Corrupted. OneKey Recovery- Initial Recovery (Y500)

Dear Hero1237394
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
kindly be informed that the onekey recovery is a preloaded software that enables you to take the machine back to the factory settingso once you do the recovery the machien will be as good as new but their is some conditions1-all datat on the c partion will be lost2-the native operating system must be still on the machine3-no HDD formate or resizing was done.
 
check the recovery and get back to me for more info
 
Thanks

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If you are like me, its a pain to keep digging out your your Windows 2000, Xp, or 2003 CD to use the Recovery Console. So, it becomes an advantage to install it to the hard drive. Additionally, you have the advantage of it speedily loading into rcon.


Put in your Windows 2k/XP/2003 CD. Go to start, run and type:


X:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

(X stands for whatever the CD drive letter is that contains the CD).

Click OK.

Follow the instructions that follow. It will install a directory on the root of your system drive that is called cmdcons, a file called cmldr, and add an entry to your boot.ini.

Screenshots to follow.
 

Answer:HOW TO: Install The Recovery Console to Your Hard Disk

Initial screen
 

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Hello, I have removed my DVD from my lenovo ideapad z475 notebook to be able to install an internal hard drive.The original hard drive (750GB) install it in the bay where the DVD was, where the 750GB hard drive was, I installed a 120GB SSD disk.
Windows works normally, I have all the factory partitions on my 750GB disk, I created the restore disks without any problems using onekey recovery, the problem is that when I try to do the restoration on my new SSD disk this tells me that the Partitions are not correct (I guess it's because it's a different hard drive) How can I do an operating system restore on the new hard drive (SSD)?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 


























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I have a failing 1TB HD that I want to replace with a SSD 250-500GB HD. Do I need a 1TB HD replacement to use recovery disk? The only programs/apps are MS Office and printer software, so I know there is enough space. Thanks, Paul.

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Hello i bought the recovery disks for my lenovo ideapad y500 because i wanted to get it back to normal. I knew i could not use the disks as normal because in my ultra bay i have an extra gt 650 so i wanted to move the recovery disks to a usb. But i dont know how i am able to do it i have 3 recovery disks and i need help. I have a 1000 gb external hard drive but i dont know how to make it work any ideas?

Answer:lenovo ideapad y500 recovery disk can't use

Hi,
 
I've tried to do what you are attempting, as have others.  Never had any luck getting Lenovo media to work after transferring it to a USB device.  It would boot, but couldn't complete the recovery.
 
My tests were with ThinkPad media.  It's possible that you will succeed with IdeaPad media, but I doubt it
 
Your best bet might be an external USB DVD drive.
 
regards,
Z.

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 I am doing a fresh install in the following rather than cloning because the system has not been reinstalled for 4yrs.  From an external usb CD drive (internal drive removed) I installed the recovery disks onto a 160GB Samsung HM160HC PATA drive with no problem .  Then clicked the restart button.  My T42 booted right back into the opening page of the Rescue and Recovery routine.  On restarting again I used F12 to get the list of drives and selected the Samsung HDD.  This did not help.  Have repeated startup numerous times.  The computer could not be looking at any other drive because the Samsung is the only one connected.  I am tempted to download Lenovo's available BIOS update while logged-in with the old 30GB drive regardless of the fact that my  Embedded Controller Program is ver 3.04 and supposed to be suitable for the 160GB drive upgrade.  If anyone has a suggestion please let me know.













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Answer:T42 HDD upgrade- Recovery disks install but hard drive only boots to Rescue and Recovery routine.

Welcome to the forum!
 
Wipe the hard drive clean.
 
Boot from the first (Rescue & Recovery CD) and follow the prompts. You'll have 7 more CDs to go through (5 for the earlier version).
 
Once the process is complete, the machine will instruct you to remove the final CD and reboot. At that point, you should be able to boot from the hard drive with no interaction required.
 
Good luck.

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How can I reinstall Windows on my Alienware X51 after a hard drive crash?  This means that I do not have access to the recovery partition and I do not have any external recovery disk.  I will attempt this with a Windows bootable USB drive.  What Window product key should I use??  or, can I create a recovery disk from Dell Support??
thanks

Answer:(Redirected) Clean Install after hard drive crash - no recovery disk

Hi pitarg,
Please repost this in the Alienware Club Forum for help.
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/

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Hello i need a recovery disk/partition for my lenovo ideapad y500the os language is multi S weeden, norway, denmmark, finlandthe 57/58 extra code: 59371575  i want to buy it from a person who has this becuase if i buy a cd from lenovo which costs 37? then i wont be able to use it because i got 2 gpu and no disk drive so i wont be able to do it either if you want more infomation or maybe want to sell/give me then please post .   

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Hi Experts, I want to do system recovery in my HP laptop. I went to 'HP recovery manager' to do the same but it is showing dissabled 'Please use recovery media to recover your system'. I then tried to run from my recovery CD by choosing F11 during booting. But from here also I am not able to run system recovery may be because my CD drive is not working. May I know how I can run system recovery from my recovery drive D? Thanks,Chandan

Answer:How to run windows recovery from hard disk.

If Recovery is being shown as disabled it usually means the recovery partition on hard drive has missing files or has corrupt files.To boot from your Recovery Disc- put it in the drive and shut down. After a brief wait power the laptop on. Start tapping Esc key. This should open a menu where F9 Boot options is a choice. Tap F9 and use arrow key to move down to select/highlight CD/DVD drive. Tap Enter key once selected.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to solve a hard drive problem on a friend's laptop which has Windows 7 preinstalled.

When booting, the recovery partition kicks in and checks the system for problems. It comes back with a 'Bad Hard Disk' as the root cause. What doesn't help is that I can't get into a command prompt as I get a message saying you have to be logged in as an Administrator to access the recovery console. It's a Toshiba laptop and after some googling it appears to be a common thing with Toshibas.

I've taken the drive out and put it in a HD Dock on another computer and run chkdsk /f. It didn't come back with any bad sectors, but it did repair some indexes and all seems to be okay. I can browse the files in Explorer just fine, even before I ran the chkdsk on it.

When I put it back in the laptop and try and boot it still tells me it's a bad hard disk.

Of course a reinstall is a last resort so I'm just trying to see if anyone has any ideas of anything else I could try?

Thanks all!

Answer:Windows Recovery - Bad Hard Disk

Run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, after backing up the data. It will need to be plugged in alone but can be in the native hardware since it's a bootable CD scan.

If prob continues work through these other sequenced steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums.

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Hello,I recently purchased a 275 GB SDD to replace a crashed 520GB SATA HDD. Since I did not have a recovery disk created I ordered the HP Win 8.1 recovery disks. I followed the instructions and the Disk 1 formatting process completed successfully and I was prompted to insert Disk 2. At this point the process freezes after the dvd drive spins up. Nothing I o do will cause the process to continue.  Is the problem due to different drive sizes?  Thanks for any help.

Answer:install windows 8.1 on new SSD from recovery disk

Hi: See if by making your own plain W8.1 installation media you can reinstall Windows 8.1. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 The only drawback to this is the ORM product key in the BIOS. However, there are some workarounds such as the one posted below for how to get the product key in the BIOS to work on your clean installation... http://superuser.com/questions/697253/clean-install-windows-8-1-or-windows-8-from-oem-key

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I had an accident with my laptop involving the floor and gravity resulting in a malfunctioning harddrive. The laptop is a Samsung with no optical drives and came with Windows 8 preinstalled and with recovery image on a separate partition. I guess that's how they do it these days, at least it's cheaper than a $2 DVD or a $5 USB flashdrive. Fortunately the rest of the laptop survived and I managed to replace it with a different harddrive I had lying around, but now I don't know how to get my windows back anymore. Samsung wasn't any help and neither the supplier.

I do however run Windows 8 on another computer (this one), and this version came on DVD and as far as I know it's an OEM version with key printed on the cover. So my question is then; can I use this DVD to install Windows on my computer by copying it to USB (not directly, but through proper procedures), or will it simply not work due to different computers, different keys or whatnot?

Do I just have to buy another copy of Windows?

Answer:Install Windows 8.1 without recovery disk

Originally Posted by LTd


I do however run Windows 8 on another computer (this one), and this version came on DVD and as far as I know it's an OEM version with key printed on the cover. So my question is then; can I use this DVD to install Windows on my computer by copying it to USB (not directly, but through proper procedures), or will it simply not work due to different computers, different keys or whatnot?



No - If the DVD is OEM recovery DVD.
Yes - If the DVD is OEM System Builder DVD.

Take a look at this post: How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key?

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I want to konw the way to create the system recovery disk using one key recovery? 

Answer:One Key Recovery 8: How to create a Recovery disk(Ideapad Y580 (Windows 8))

hi patriot925th,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

To create a recovery disc using the One Key Recovery 8.0, you need to:

1. Type "Recovery" on the start screen and click One Key Recovery
2. On the One Key Recovery application, select System Backup
3. Follow the screen instructions (you might need a flashdrive or external drive to save the backup)

Image here:
http://www.imagesup.net/?di=1313561145840

You may also like to check:
1. How to create a Windows 8 Recovery Image -
http://tinyurl.com/c2zc8a5
2. How to refresh your PC
http://tinyurl.com/b7s7xv9
Hope this helps.

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Hi,


I currently have my Windows Vista Pre-install (Recovery Disk's), If i purchased a New Install version of Windows Vista (That same version (Home Premium)), Can I use the same Product Key?

I know that When/If I pruchase it, it comes with a Prodruct key number but i was just wondering.

Thanks,

Have a Nice Day,

Jay.

Answer:Windows Vista (Recovery Disk's To New Install)

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Originally Posted by Jaymie1989


Hi,


I currently have my Windows Vista Pre-install (Recovery Disk's), If i purchased a New Install version of Windows Vista (That same version (Home Premium)), Can I use the same Product Key?

I know that When/If I pruchase it, it comes with a Prodruct key number but i was just wondering.

Thanks,

Have a Nice Day,

Jay.




I do not think you can do that, your Recovery Disk's use an OEM key number A retail version will not accecpt an OEM Key, or at least this it what I understand. If this is not correct please correct me.

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Having problems booting, using recovery disk. When search for install to repair, it finds one install on drive e. I know windows was/is on drive c. Something wrong here? Could it be that original install partition is inactive and it's finding and trying to repair an aborted reinstall? If so, help. When I boot machine, get disk boot error. Bios boot order is HD, then cd. But one place in bios where there ought to be a master there is none. Tried bootrec.exe (all three), they say they are successful, but no change.

Answer:Using win7 recovery disk-where should the windows install be?

Drive letters can be different wehen booting from another OS (the recovery disc). So E is fine.

"bios boot roder is HDTV then CD"?? What is HDTV?

"When I boot machine, get disk boot error"=>what exact error message?

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Hello,I have an Aspire One Series model # Q1VZC. My hard drive failed and I replaced it. I now need a Windows 8.0 OEM disk to reinstall. I obtained my key from the bios. The only 8.0 ISO downloads I can find are for retail version and my key is an OEM version 8.0 NOT 8.1. Can you direct me to a OEM Windows 8.0 download or recovery disk? Thank you, Teri

Answer:Obtain OEM Windows 8.0 install/recovery disk

Try thishttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

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I need to install a clean version of windows 7 with 2 partitions on an M73.  I was sent three disk from lenovo: 1 Operation system recovery disk with Windows 7 on it, 2 applications and drivers recovery disk. The Windows 7 OS disk is not bootable so I can't just boot to it and run the windows 7 install.I DO NOT want to recovery to factory default.  I need to have a clean Win 7 install with no OEM software installed. Is there a way to do this with these 3 disk?  Thanks!Jasper

Answer:Install clean windows 7 from recovery disk

Hi jrecto99, welcome to the forums,
 
unfortunately the short answer is no.  Your options are to recover to factory and uninstall everything you don't want to have or, to install the system using appropriate media for the system's software license. Drivers are available on the support site;
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/thin...

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I've tried to figure out how to install Windows 8 from my recovery discs to a newly installed SSD but came to the realization that it can not be done. The original 1 TB frive stopped working, which was not a big problem since I was planning on upgrading it anyway with a SSD. I made both recovery discs and a recovery USB stick when I bought the computer. I find it ridiculous that the recovery media can not be used to install Windows on a fresh drive. After contacting Lenovo support and getting nowhere it is impossible for me to ever recommend a Lenovo computer to anyone. I'm sure other manufacturers have the same issues but it is something I will definatley look into before I buy my next system. For me it is not an option to buy a new copy of Windows, after all I already paid for it when I bought the system. If anyone knows of a way how to recover to a fresh drive please let me know how.

Answer:Y500 1 TB drive crapped out replaced with SSD and now I can't install Win8 from my recovery discs.

grolle,
 
Sorry for finding this discussion rather late.  
 
Some Idea systems have trouble using the created recovery media to rebuild on a blank drive.  It tends to work if you are restoring where the partitions already exist.   I believe this was addressed in manufacturing, but there was no way to retroactively address it for existing builds.
 
If you have not done so already, I would contact support and see if they will send recovery disks.  If you are unsuccessful, please send me a PM with your details and I'll try to help.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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I want to at least share this experience so people may avoid data loss and maybe find a solution.

My old server is 8 years old and it was time for a replacement. I got an ASUS Z87-K motherboard with an I3-4130 CPU and 8GB RAM to be used as a home file server. Boot disk is a 500GB WD drive (From 2007) and 4 brand new 4TB WD green hard drives to be used in a RAID5 setup.

I installed WIN7 x64 and updated with SP1 and latest updates (Had some issues getting the system to install from USB stick and had to learn about the new UEFI bios but I managed). Drivers & stuff installed from the ASUS DVD. Updated bios to version 0903 from the ASUS website. Installed the latest Intel RST drivers from the Intel website.

Copied the data from the old server to the 4TB drives (no raid setup yet, GPT partions of 4TB). All seemed well. Then I wanted to prepare/test recovery options just in case the old disk would fail. Whatever I tried i cannot get the rescue disk to restore a system image I made with windows backup. (Issue still to be solved - all kinds of issues - usually incompatible windows version when booting the rescue disk.)

When I booted back to windows from the hard disk windows started a checkdisk on the data disks and found all kinds of errors. Note: The disk having less then 2.2TB of data had no issues. The data on the full drives seemed to be there but content was corrupted and unusable.

Thinking about bad luck or issues with the old 2.2TB limit I reformatted and copied ... Read more

Answer:Windows recovery disk corrupts 4TB hard disks

I can confirm that if you boot the recovery disk or original install disk and choose the repair option it will corrupt the 4TB GPT disks as soon as it starts to scan for an image or OS to recover on that disk.
I slipstreamed the Intel RST drivers into a windows install DVD, booted from USB and no corruption anymore.

This leaves the second problem of the repair disk giving all kinds of errors when trying to restore a system image. Probably also something with the disk drives as i can install and now boot the recovery environment when i detach all other (4TB) drives. It finds the windows install and I can restore an image.

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Hi, I have recently purchased a desktop running Windows 10 and have a query about creating recovery files which could be used in the event of a hard disk failure when the disk needs to be replaced. (Hopefully this won’t happen but I want to be prepared just in case!).
In the past desktops I have bought have always either come with recovery dvds to restore the machine to its factory settings or there have been instructions as to how you can create these yourself. However this isn’t the case with my new Lenovo machine.
I have found some general instructions on the web to create a recovery drive (via Control Panel -> Recovery -> Create Recovery Drive) and then ticking the “Back up system files to the recovery drive” option which seems very straightforward. However being a non-techie I just wanted to ensure that this process would create a recovery drive that could be used to recreate my machine to the position it was in when I took delivery – ie with Windows 10 installed along with all the associated system files and delivered programs including drivers, Lenovo specific files etc (listed via Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall or change programs).
If so would this mean if the worst happened I would simply replace the hard disk and boot up using the recovery drive and then have the machine as it was when it was shipped? (I take regular backups and would be happy to reinstall any additional software I have on my machine).
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Answer:Windows 10/System Files Recovery - New Hard Disk

the recovery drive gives you a clean install of windows 10 minus any extra drivers not already built in to 10
easiest way to back up is to take an image of the drive using something like Macrium reflect free. and make the recovery disc to use to boot the image from.
do this with the machine as new and keep the original image.
Take regular images delete older ones and if the machine fails you can retore the image and the machine is as it was systems programs data and all.
you can even restore an image to a new drive if the HDD fails.

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My hard drive just crashed, diagnostics and laptop tools couldnt recover. I plan to replace it, but dont have recovery Windows 10 disks, as it was downloaded during Windows upgrade last year. I can buy a new hard drive, but not sure what to do afterwords

Answer:hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

Hi, You won't need to purchase Recovery Media and then go through the process of upgrading to Windows 10 again. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade, you can just create Windows 10 installation media on another PC and then perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed as a hardware profile of your notebook will have been recorded by the activation servers from your previous upgrade to 10. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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My hard disk failed.  I want to restore Windows 7 to the computer with the new hard drive.  Can I get disks or USB drive versions from another computer?

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I am an Ubuntu user since last many years. Recently, I purchased Lenovo Thinkpad T460P which comes with Windows 10 Home edition pre-loaded. In spite of despising the idea of pre-loading a non-free OS (and thereby robbing the buyer) with utmost passion, I ended up buying this one because of more important reasons. Some creep at Lenovo decided to partition as below which is kind of useless for any non-n00b user.  I want to set up a dual boot between Windows 10 and Ubuntu. However, it seems neither `Refresh` nor `Reset` option brings up the partitioning UI. As I have not purchased the copy of Windows 10 separately (though paid the price as a bundled component), I am not sure if this is at all an option. I can create a recovery media, but I am almost certain that it's going to refabricate the same layout. Moreover, if I install Windows 10 afresh, I have to take the pain of installing all the drivers myself. Probably, I can use the `Shrink Volume` feature. But, I suspect the next time I go for a recovery, it'll overwrite the partition I will be installing Ubuntu. Is it anyway possible to make the recovery mechanism ask for a custom partitioning layout?

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I suspect a hard drive failure on my old notebook (2009 vintage)
HP Pavilion dv4-1530ca
Model: VM160UA#ABC
[Personal information removed]
Windows 7 - 64 bit SP1
 
BIOS Version/Date  Insyde F.67, 29/11/2010
Memory upgrade from 4 to 8 GB (2015)
 
I have been through the recovery process - several times using my 4 recovery disks.
All hardware has been removed from the laptop (e.g. the mouse - memory still at 8 GB)
Each time the recovery process goes to completion and then I see  Error 0xe0f00013
 
I have done a Google search and ended up at this HP site.
 
Question #1:  What this error code mean?
 
Does it mean a hard drive failure? If so, is there a compatible hard drive that I can use to replace it. I have read of users have replaced there hard drive with a 'hybrid' drive that will not function.
 
Question #2: Can I recover from this error? If so how?
 
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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I recently dropped my laptop whilst in Italy and had a new hdd fitted at the local computer shop. They installed windows 7 home premium (using the activation code on back of laptop) but in Italian only. I asked them to change language to english but it was not possible. I have tried to download windows 7 from microsoft website but get the message 'The product key you entered appears to be for software pre installed by the manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery optons.'

I dont have a recovery disk so I contacted microsoft who told me to buy a new copy of windows 7. Asus havent got back to me. Is there any way of either changing the language to english or reinstalling windows 7 in english with no disk?

Answer:Help cant install windows 7 oem no recovery disk wrong language now.

You will need to reinstall with english installation media.

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

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Here's my short story...

I wanted to reinstall Windows 7 to my two years old PC and improve performance a little bit by changing one of my two disks by a SSD.

My pc is a laptop with two hard discs. So I started with creating the recovery disk (6 needed) from my originial HD. After, I removed the two HD and install the brand new SSD.

I started the recovery process on the new disk and the installation seemed to be ok. After 1h45 of copying data, the installation reboot and give me this error message :
"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

I used DISKPART trying to understand the structure of the disk and here's what I got :
- LIST DISK
Disk ### = Disk 0
Status = Online
Size = 119 Gb
Free = 0 B
Dyn = -
Gpt = -
- SELECT DISK 0
- DETAIL DISK
Volume ### = Volume 1
Ltr = C
Label = -
Fs = RAW
Type = Partition
Size = 119 Gb
Status = Healthy
Info = -
- LIST PARTITION
Partition ### = Parition 1 (with * indicated it is selected I think)
Type = Primary
Size = 119 Gb
Offset = 0 B
- when I try to select the PARTITION 1 with "SELECT PARITION 1" I got "There is no partition selected" ???

I have this laptop :
- Asus IG73J
- 16 Gb of RAM
- Originally two 500 Gb HD
- Win... Read more

Answer:Unable to install Windows from Recovery Disk to a brand new SSD

I would not impose the inferior bloated factory preinstall on a new SSD.

Instead get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the Product Key on COA sticker.

Everything needed is in the blue link.

Reset BIOS to defaults. Set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

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Hey,

My girlfriend's Toshiba Satellite A660 laptop 500gb hard drive seems to have died.
I have it attached to my laptop on a sata dock and am running a data recovery program since nothing was backed up. The recovery is taking forever, though, and she really needs her computer for work.

Since the hard drive may be damaged anyway, I'm considering buying a new hard drive and installing it into the Toshiba.

How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?
The old drive had a recovery partition on it, I think, but that seems pointless with a new drive.
Her OS was Windows 7 64-bit home edition.

The product key is on the bottom of the laptop.
I live in Turkey and so I don't think there's a Toshiba store nearby.
There are individual computer stores, so I'm confident I can buy a new internal hard drive (I was able to find the sata dock here), but need to know what to do to install the software, etc.

Thanks!
Chris

Answer:How to install Windows without recovery disk - Satellite A660 with new HDD

> How can I do this without a recovery disk, though?

You need either the Recovery disk or you will install the system using Microsoft Windows disk.
The necessary drivers can be found in internet on Toshiba EU page.

The Recovery disk can be also ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200. Hard drive died and changed it to a new one.

If I buy the product recovery disc will it work and install windows vista home premium that came with the machine?

Answer:Satellite A200 - Recovery disk will install Windows?

Hi spiropi,

Yes, the Toshiba recovery disk will install the original operating system that came with the notebook. Toshiba recovery disk works always even you have changed the HDD. The disk contains an image of factory settings with all drivers and tools so everything will be installed automatically and you get out of box settings back.

So you can order such a disk and you can the original settings back on your new HDD. :)

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I have an Acer Iconia W500 that came preinstalled with Windows 7 32bit Home Premium. I made recovery discs from the tablet before installing Windows 8 on it, which runs great. What I would like to do, if possible, is to use those Windows 7 restore discs and restore them to an external hard drive and be able to boot from it and run the original Windows 7 that came preinstalled. The reason I am wanting to do this, as there were some programs, drivers, and other things that I cannot download from Acer or retrieve from the restore discs, and can only access from the OS if it is actually running. Thanks, ahead of time, for any help.

Answer:Help Restoring Windows 7 Recovery Disk to External Hard Drive or USB

This is why many WIn8 previewers keep the old OS in a Dual Boot so it is readily accessible by booting or via Explorer. It would have also been better to back up a Win7 backup image which could be virtually mounted in Disk Mgmt. to access any files. Recovery Disks are not that flexible and will only recover the machine to exact factory condition on the internal HD.

What drivers or other needed software is missing from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. These can often be found via Google. I have never seen a problem with Acer in countless Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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

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

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





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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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I have the same problem.
Recently I updated my PC from windows 8.1 to windows 10.After almost a month I returned back to windows 8.1 from windows 10.
When I tried to install dell backup and recovery (Backup-and-Recovery_Application_64M9D_WN32_1.8.1.71_A00) I got factory error 5.
I cannot refresh my PC from windows also. I am getting the error “could not find the recovery environment”.
Now in command prompt
1. reagentc/info

2. reagentc/enable

3. Exit and reboot.
After the reboot I tried to install dell backup and recovery again. Then also I got the same “factory setup error 5”.

Then I checked the reagent/info in command prompt after reboot. It shows it is disabled.

Please help me.
Thank you

Answer:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

LRKRAO,
Click the link below for information on restoring the OS using DBAR.
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/dell-backup-and-recovery-1-8-1-71/

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i had upgrade my windows to 8.1, the problem is that i cant install Dell backup & recovery, when i installing and updating PE I get FACTORY SETUP ERROR 5
is there any technical help me please...thx
 
 
however...its cant recovery or reset my laptop back to factory image...

just like this photo...
recovery cant... refresh also cant...
 
 

Answer:windows 8.1 recovery problem and install dell backup and recovery software...

just similar same with my problem, my one is factorysetup error 5, i think its different...
however my recovery software uninstalled, because installed new version need to uninstall old version, after it cant install new version....
then ur laptop can launch recovery or not??my one cant just show above picture.....

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Hello! Thank you for looking at this. I'm going to be as succint as possible, but there are a lot of things to be mentioned:
Main Problem:
Error message on windows startup(The message was not in english, can't paste it). The error message says that it was not possible to load the OS because there's a file missing, or it is corrupted.
Error Code: 0xc0000225
File: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
Possible solutions:
Recover system.
Secondary problem:
My laptop has no dvd drive.
The disk had a recovery partition, but apparently that is not available either, because I can't find a 'recover' option on boot options.
I have the Recovery Disk, another windows laptop with dvd drive, and I have an USB drive which I can use to boot the recovery. I need to know how to create an usb to recover windows, using the recovery disk. What I find online are ways to create that usb resorting to the recovery partition, not the disk.
Besides this, I would like to know if booting the Windows Recovery deletes the files, or if there's some possibility of that to happen. In that case, since I don't have a backup (I thought I had, but apparently it wasn't working properly), I also want to know whether it is possible to access the files first, to create a backup, before messing further with the system.
Context (and further question):
The error happened after I tried to install Linux on a secondary partition.
In Windows, I created the free space by shrinking the (bigger) partition. Formated a bootable usb t... Read more

Answer:Create a windows recovery usb from Recovery Disk

click here make the windows 10 media creation tool and an win 10 iso on USB
boot from the USB and try start up repair first

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Hello,
I have one time create HP Recovery thumbdrive of W8.1 OEM Recovery (D).
I've in-place Upgraded via W10 Media Creation Tool upgrade this PC.

Curious, if I should wipe one time create W8.1 HP Recovery thumbdrive and create Windows 10 recovery disk.
I have Macrium system image backups and Macrium Rescue Media

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 recovery disk vs W8.1 HP Recovery media

I would keep it since you seem to have other backups of your OS.
shipinomore

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Hey guys,

The HDD on my laptop recently took a turn for the worst and started clicking like crazy - it's always been a little faulty, but the PC wouldn't boot successfully for a few days After a few small knocks to try and loosen the head, the drive now works properly - I used Puppy Linux, running from a USB pen, to try and backup a few files, but it then informed me that the filesystem required checking. I downloaded a Windows 7 recovery disk, booted it up and the automatic repair utility informed me that there were startup issues I could correct relating to the filesystem....that was three days ago. The drive is spinning, and the recovery environment appears to be working, but my disk is only 500GB large, and I'm not entirely sure whether it should be taking this long - before I selected the automatic repair utility, I tried to run ChkDsk /r from the command line, but I was informed that the drive was locked. Could this be the issue? I have seen on a few forums that the drive being regarded as locked is a known and easily resolved issue, and I'd really like to know if it's safe to do a hard restart while the recovery disk claims to be repairing the filesystem.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual SeaGate 500GB HDDs. 4GB DDR3 RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, if that helps any. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Hard drive repair running from Windows 7 Recovery Disk for 3 days?

It may never stop. You'll probably have to shut it down. There are no repairs that take that long.

But it doesn't look too good for that hard drive. Is it encrypted or password-protected?
 

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I replaced the 16GB SSD on my Viewsonic Tablet to 64GB, I cannot use the included Windows 7 Recovery CD. The Recovery Error is the the BCD on SYSTEM partition is missing. Does anyone have a solution?

Answer:can recovery windows 7 cd install on new hard drive

Each vendor makes different recover media. It may be that the disk needed some info off the old drive. I don't know why booting to the dvd would cause a bcd issue. Hang up and live.

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Hi all
disaster has struck ! My wife has a Satelite C850D-117 which came installed with Windows 8, which I've always hated. Also can't get rid of Sweet-Page malware. Tried updating to Windows 10 and it went even slower and the start menu stopped working. Can't find WIndows Recovery Disk (moved house twice). I like Windows XP and Windows 7 which I have on my laptop.

So my son's PC-nerd "friend" said he'd sort it out, and it seems he got stuck. Now it won't start up, it gets stuck on a Windows 7 page saying "Starting Windows". Luckily I made a backup of all data before letting him near the laptop.

I'd like to buy a copy of Windows 7 and retro-install int, but have the following questions:

1) is it possible / advisable to do this on this model of PC?
2) Which Windows 7 pack should I buy?
3) Do I need to completely reformat the HDD or change partitions, or something before I install?
4) If I buy a download version, I'll have to download on another PC, and presumably I'll have to store the downloaded files onto a CDROM or USB drive so that I can then start-up with this media on the Toshiba, right? Any clues how to do this?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi all
disaster has struck ! My wife has a Satelite C850D-117 which came installed with Windows 8, which I've always hated. Also can't get rid of Sweet-Page malware. Tried updating to Windows 10 and it went even slower and the start menu stopped working. Can't find WIndows Recovery Disk (moved house twice). I like Windows XP and Windows 7 which I have on my laptop.

So my son's PC-nerd "friend" said he'd sort it out, and it seems he got stuck. Now it won't start up, it gets stuck on a Windows 7 page saying "Starting Windows". Luckily I made a backup of all data before letting him near the laptop.

I'd like to buy a copy of Windows 7 and retro-install int, but have the following questions:

1) is it possible / advisable to do this on this model of PC?
2) Which Windows 7 pack should I buy?
3) Do I need to completely reformat the HDD or change partitions, or something before I install?
4) If I buy a download version, I'll have to download on another PC, and presumably I'll have to store the downloaded files onto a CDROM or USB drive so that I can then start-up with this media on the Toshiba, right? Any clues how to do this?

Thanks in advance!

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I am a new player here, so excuse me if i make a mess of this. I have a Sony Vaiol laptop and am  running vista.  I haven't used it for a lot other than internet, so data etc.is limited and space is good.my problem started suddenly when i turned on pc and a black screen with the error message,"disk read error, press cntrl+alt+del to continuie."didnt do it! Wouldnt do anyuthing.Finally, I acquired legal sony recovery disks. And when the screen to choose operating system comes up, there is none so it says apply drivers and im lost, I have no familiarity with hard disk drivers so....but did bring up command prompt in recovery and through luck and lil else, i happened on chkdsk and found it to all check out but it does say NTFS not fat 32, but found no problems. Now Im dumb completely!!! Help if you can.

Answer:hard disk`??? wont reboot even with recovery disk yet all disk checks say fine.

Sony Vaiol laptop.Has problems of its own. It is not piratical to give you guidelines on this laptop. There have been many issues about how to repair and maintain it. The recovery discs should have everything you need.Here is a bit of advice, not really my own, try to sell the unit to somebody that thinks they know how to fix it. Then go buy a new or used laptop that will suit hour needs.The cost of ownership of any laptop is higher that many new users expect. Some more than others.This  may sound like a rant to put down Sony. It is not. Sony has made their own bed of nails. Look at this article from last year:Sony Vaio Laptop Recall: Everything You Need To KnowRead the article. You decide.

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Immediately after a Windows update, my computer would not restart. It said disk error.

I could not start it from the recovery media and F8 would not work. I bought and installed a new hard drive. Now when I put in the recovery media to install Windows on the new hard drive, it gives an error message.

What can this be? Should I be able to install Windows from the recovery media?
It is Windows 7 and the laptop is Satellite A500, 64 bit.

Answer:Re: How to install Windows from recovery media on a new hard drive?

Hello

Generally speaking you can install recovery image on every compatible HDD so thee should not be any problem about it.

Please tell us what happen when you start recovery installation. Which error message is shown?

Is new HDD recognized in BIOS. Before you start recovery installation set BIOS to default settings.

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop - VGN-NW265F/B , and the original hard drive went bad due to a SMART failure.

I've installed a new hard drive, and used the 1st recovery disc to get to the recovery menu. I've tried numerous times to install the OS from the recovery discs provided by Best Buy, which came with no instructions, but I keep getting errors.

There's nothing I can do from the recovery menu to make a new install on the new hard drive. The laptop also can't find the drivers on the recovery discs.

I'm getting frustrated because I've had 2 Dells in the past, which came with all the software necessary, and I was able to do everything myself.

This time I bought this Sony, it didn't come with software, especially a disc containing the drivers, and these 2 recovery discs aren't letting me do anything, except get into the recovery menu.

I can't format the new hard drive, or complete system, can't locate the drivers, etc...what a nightmare!!!

Is anyone familiar with this laptop, and/or knows how I should proceed to get this laptop up and running?

Thanks...

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Dear all, Today my laptop freeze in win, so i restart it - than windows do not load. First step was try to use system recovy and disc repair - every time error occure with information that the action can ton be done. Also windows backup was not able to load data - error text occure. So i use my one key recovery button and istall new OS - done with OK result. But after instalation windows do not starting. Still Lenovo screen loading, after few minutes bleuscreen with sorry text. Can not start windowds in safe mode. What can i do now ? Can you help me please 

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Dear all, Today my laptop freeze in win, so i restart it - than windows do not load. First step was try to use system recovy and disc repair - every time error occure with information that the action can ton be done. Also windows backup was not able to load data - error text occure. So i use my one key recovery button and istall new OS - done with OK result. But after instalation windows do not starting. Still Lenovo screen loading, after few minutes bleuscreen with sorry text. Can not start windowds in safe mode. What can i do now ? Can you help me please 

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In Windows 10 we create a recovery drive accessed by typing ?Create a Recovery drive? in Cortana search bar. This recovery drive allows us to potentially repair our Windows and or restore an Image.
Further in Windows 10 Microsoft has restored the Backup & Recovery process from Windows 7 and has labelled it as such, Backup and Recovery (Windows 7).
As part of the setup up process in Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) we are asked on one final screen to confirm our settings and then click ?Save the setting and run backup?. On this screen there is a warning that ?A system repair disk maybe required to restore an Image.? The ?Repair? (or Start) disk is a Windows 7 concept.

My question. Can I definitely restore the Image created by the ?Backup and Recovery (Windows 7)? process with the Windows 10 recovery drive (USB flash drive) or do I still need to create an old windows 7 Start / Repair disk?
I think the wording in the warning needs to be updated. If the Windows 10 recovery drive is required then it should state a ?Recovery drive? maybe needed or it should state a Windows 7 repair disk is required.

Any clarification would be appreciated. I also use Image for Windows, from Terabyte inc., to "Image" by boot drive.

Thanks

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Hello,

I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

Answer:Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Help please.....

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

Answer:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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Hello everbody, a reluctant famliy computer fixer here,
so here's the story-
we have a Gateway GM 5474 desktop computer that had the hard drive fail,
here are the computer specs that I started out with:

ProcessorAMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+, 64-bit dual core processor

Operates at 3.0 GHz
2 x 1024 KB L2 cache
2000 MHz system bus
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
MemoryInstalled: 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs)

Expandable to: 4 GB (4 DDR2 DIMM slots)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive


Optical Drive: DVD ±RW, 16X super multi-format dual layer drive

Write max: 16X DVD±R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW
Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

DirectX® 10 and Blu-ray™ / HD DVD™ capable
One DVI-I port with HDCP
One HDMI port
One S-Video port (includes DVI-VGA Dongle)
AudioIntegrated 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition AudioNetwork SupportIntegrated MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet

Modem56 K ITU V.92 ready fax/modem

Power Supply400 watt

VideoNVIDIA GeForce™ 8500GT 256 MB

Read max: 12X DVD-ROM, 12X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-ROM
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009568/1009568sp2.shtml

I took that hard drive out and replaced it with a

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

1TB maximum storage capacity
Serial ATA interface
Data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
72... Read more

Answer:Solved: hard disk replcemnt reloading vista mc from recovery disk

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I recently contacted Sony to send me their series of Recovery media to restore my Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Looks like the hard drive was wiped on the computer and now when I try to recover Windows using the DVDs they sent I'm running into all kinds of issues.

I'm not sure how to proceed to get Windows 7 back on my laptop.

I changed the BIOS to boot from DVD but not I'm stuck on the System Recovery Options menu. There's no system image to restore (I don't think), I can't restore Windows to an earlier point because it no longer exists on the computer, STartup repair won't work because it can't fix any problems that are preventing it from starting.

At one point I even got this message: " "Cannot use this recovery disc for this computer. Confirm the model type." - so my system isn't recognizing the machine because the recovery partition is gone.
I created a new partition but now I'm not sure what to do to move forward.

any thoughts or feedback is appreciated.

THANKS!

Answer:Sony Vaio formatted hard drive & windows recovery media- cant install

YOu would not want System Recovery Options to boot the Recovery Disks. Put the first one in the drive, reboot and press the F12 key until you receive a Boot Menu, choose DVD drive to boot - unless you have a EFI BIOS in which case you should boot the DVD as a EFI/UEFI DVD drive.

Once you successfully boot the disk it should start Recovery, prompting for the subsequent disk(s).

If this fails then boot into System Recovery Options to open a Command Line to run Diskpart Clean Command which can overcome problems running Recovery media.

Be aware that Factory Recovery is a grossly inferior install larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that interfere with better versions built into Win7. For that reason most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to get true Win7 performance. We can help you do this if you want. It discusses in Step 1 how to find the reinstallation media.

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Hello Everyone,  I just got Windows 7 beta and looking to do a dual boot to try it out, if i manage my hard drive (allocate space on C) via Vista will it affect One key Recovery button or features? Thank You. Or should i just use the D portion of the hard drive for it?Message Edited by rappadappa77 on 03-19-2009 11:20 AM

Answer:Managing Hard Drive to Install Windows 7, will it affect One Key Recovery Button/Features?

You haven't mention your model but basicly on any Ideapad if you just use D drive to install another OS on, it will not affect OKR if you do not change partitions sizes.





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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

Answer:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Hello,

I have started using my nice new Satellite T110-12. How can I create a recovery disk?

Why there is a frequent message about vibration has been detected, hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position? Is there something wrong? Should I return it before the week is up?

Please answer, many many thanks!

Answer:Satellite T110-121 - Question about recovery disk and hard disk

Hi LindaMon,

> How can I create a recovery disk?
What about reading your user manual?
You need an 8GB USB stick for creating a recovery medium and preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

> hard drive head disk has been moved to a safe position?
Yes, that?s normal and everything is ok with your notebook. Your HDD will be protected by HDD/SSD Alert utility that is a nice feature from Toshiba to avoid head crashes and can enhance the life of internal HDD.
But yoou can disable these notifications if you want. ;)

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Hello,

I just purchased my new laptop Satellite.

I have owned one of these pups before and so I know that the Toshiba recovery disk is a ghost image.

What I have done is wiped the hard disk clean as this was a show room piece from circuit city and couldn?t trust what was on there.

I am going to be putting Ubuntu on the laptop. I want to put Vista on a virtual machine.

As you can imagine, the virtual machine would have significantly less space than the actual size of the hard disk (200 gb) but of course large enough to accommodate the install of vista and all of the Toshiba goodies.

With that all said, will the image cough, hang and not allow me to install at the point of installing the ghost image because of the different size in space? So say the laptops hard disk space is 200 gb but I only allocate 50gb to the virtual hard disk.

Now I do have a legit business class version of vista from my schools Microsoft program, but I would like to use the home premium that came with the laptop and use what Toshiba had provided me.

So, will it work, or will it not?

Thank you for your input.

Answer:Is the recovery disk sensitive to hard disk size?

Wait a moment.
Do you want to install recovery image on Virtual machine? If I am remembering well somebody here has already tried to do something like this but without success. I am pretty sure this will not work.

As far as I know new Toshiba notebooks are delivered without recovery media and everyone must create own recovery DVD. Have you already created your copy of recovery CD/DVD?

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Is it possible to create the recovery media on an external hard disk instead of using USB flash drive or optical media?

I've been getting errors while creating the the recovery media on optical drive.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a recovery disk using external hard disk?

Hi

As far as I know it?s impossible to create an Toshiba image on the HDD?
You need to burn the image on the disk (DVD).

Greets

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I have lost my recovery disks and now the hard disk of my laptop also has some problem and unable load win XP.The laptop bought in 2008 how can I get my recovery disc and pre intalled disc partition for Win XP. Sivakumar.

Answer:Hard disk damage and recovery disk lost

Sorry that i have to said but XP is by far no longer supported.  This meens that you can't find anything for XP and special Recovery or ready disk for XP! only 3rd party websites that are not recommened to use. Or Buy Windows Licence / or even more better to buy new laptop us any way your laptop is too old

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.  So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system.  Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1.  When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted  the restore to restore point!

Answer:System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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

Answer:Create Install Disk? / Make Recovery Disk?

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

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Really need some help here. I have a laptop and the hard disk has got messed up. It started giving some noise and right now I get a message asking me to insert a system disk. Looks like my hard drive has lost its Master boot record.
I have ERD commander software. So I thought that I can use this to boot my system and then transfer data from my hard drive to a network location. But my ERD commander doesnt even recognize the hard drive. It took a lot of time for the software to acess the hard drive. I hope it doesnt take days to get the data out of the hard drive.
Can someone give an expert suggestion what should be done here.
Also I have a hidden folder using encrypted magic folders in there. Will it be possible to recover it too?

Answer:Hard disk recovery

Your HD is most likly dieing and should not be used any k\lob\ner, you could buy a USB harddrive, and copy information to it if you ever get it booted but, its probably to late, some programs maybe able to get the data off and i they can't there some expensive ways to do it also. if you have an xp disc you could try doing a repair and seeing if that allows you the time to back it up.

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Hi all,       I have a WDC600 60Gb hard drive which has recently become corrupted.  Whilst using windows, the computer ground to a halt and died.  Upon the enevitable reboot, just after BIOS screen, I get a message saying that there is no operating system or it is corrupt.      The problem is that every piece of recovery software I have tried, all 5 of them, indicate a read error and cannot proceed.  I find this strange since the BIOS recognises it as does windows, within the device manager at least, but not as drive within My Computer when the drive is installed as a slave.  As far as I can tell the motor still functions, as it gets rather toasty after a few mins - it could be the electronics but the case around the motor is disproportionawly hot compared to the PCB - nothing unusual for a hard drive to create this amount of heat.      If anyone could indicate the problem or anything to try to get the data off, either a hardware of software solution, I would be very greatful.  If anyone knows the cause of the problem or whether I would ever be able to use the hard disk again that would also be helpful.Kind regards

Answer:Hard Disk Recovery

otacustes  ......perhaps you could elaborate just a wee bit .........you say , QuoteThe problem is that every piece of recovery software I have tried, all 5 of them    Question ....... if windows won't load ? How are you running this software ?What O/S are you using ?How old is the Western Dig drive that has quit ?There is a trick I will offer once I see your reply .dl65  

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I have a Dell laptop hard disk that won't boot and is making a scratching sound. I believe the hard disk is dying, but not yet dead.

Is there a way to still recover data from this hard drive without booting it and without having to send it to an expensive data recovery company?

Is there any software to assist in data recovery that you recommend?

Is it possible to use a A to A USB connection from another PC to capture and transfer data from the dying hard drive?

Any help is appreciated.

Thx!
 

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Hi

one simple question
WHICH SOFTWARE IS BEST FOR HARD DISK RECOVERY?
I MEAN SOFTWARE WICH U CAN FIND ON NET. I KNOW FOR NASA RECOVERY SOFTWARE, WHICH CAN RECOWER ALL DATA HRONOLOGICL BUT i DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THAT SOFTVARE

Thanks

P.S. Sorry about my english
 

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I have a Western Digital 40GB Hard Disk inside an "e-machine" PC which had XP Home Edition on it and i now think it's buggered. It makes a clicking noise whenever I try to access it.Now the PC won't start up at all, not even in Safe Mode. It looks like at least the boot sector is corrupt. What I want to do is recover the contents of the My Pictures folder. Does anyone know of any utility that will do this?I've tried attaching the HD onto another good PC as a master and as a slave but it won't even see it. Booting from an XP CD doesn't wor; neither does the recovery option with scandisk or chkdsk or fixboot. Booting with a Windows 98 floppy and trying to see the hard disk doesn't work either. FDISK sees the partition but that's about all I can do with it, bu then I don't think FDISK was designed for looking at XP (or is that wrong?). I just want to be able to see the hard disk to recover that one folder off it, then I'll probably throw the hard disk away. Any ideas?

Answer:Hard Disk Recovery

Hi s99Raj. I'm afraid that there isn't much in the way of good news on this problem unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money. The clicking noise will be caused by a mechanical fault, so the data is unlikely to be recoverable without dismantling the drive in a specialist clean air environment. You could try contacting Dataquest click here or Computer Recovery click here

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Hello.

So here's what I've done:

I tried re-installing windows after a whole bunch of BSODs, so I put in my XP Pro disk that's about 4 or 5 years old (I'm pretty sure it's just SP1). It booted to the setup, I chose my new hard drive to install windows to, but it said "c: contains bad data, is damaged etc etc etc and must be formatted before you can continue". Now I thought it was okay; I'd backed up all important info from that drive (c and went ahead and continued.

Now, this is 500gb drive, it seems windows setup only detcted 130gb of it, but I thought "It's alright, it's just the c drive", well... It seems I was wrong; it wiped EVERYTHING but C: and E: (those are the two partitions on that particular drive). Anyway, before I knew this, I carryed on with the install, it copied the files and then rebooted. But then it wouldn't go any further and gave me a few different errors... Anyway, those errors are kinda irrelevant (but it was during the phase where the bios initiates the hard disk to load the O/S... I was just getting a blinking cursor).

So anyway, cut a long story short, I took that drive out (my old one), put the new drive in, used a disc that had SP3 slipstreamed into the install (luckily I had made this) and installed; everything works fine now! Except... I don't have any of my old files; I backed MOST of the stuff up, but I also lost a lot of stuff that has taken me out of my "comfort zo... Read more

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If you find yourself in the unfortunate and sometimes awkward position of having lost some important data and need data recovery urgently, find a professional data recovery company to retrieve your lost data. For urgent recovery of your lost data, you can usually rely on the expert services of data recovery professionals.

Petter Smith
 

Answer:Hard Disk Recovery

thanks for your posting, but 1. It's in the wrong forum. and 2. This has been discussed numerous times.
 

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Hello! I bought lenovo s10-2 in india, after 3 month the hard disk stoped working. I've sent it to the lenovo lab in India and they changed the hard drive. The problem is that they don't have recovery disk for the driver and they can give me the laptop  back  with the blank hard disk!  I could install window on it, but then the hidden partition will not be there and recovery button will not work.My question is, where can I find the restoration disk for the whole hard drive (to return it to the factory settings). Thanks for the help!! Lana

Answer:Hard disk recovery

as i know, they have to install operation system.contact support line.

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I own lenovo Y500 laptop. It came with 880GB of C: drive and Mere 25GB of D drive, If my laptop gets attacked by virus then all data in C will be lost so where i gonna store my valuable data. And Is there a way to create recovery disc / backup of my 180GB of softwares movies and games and songs. Can i Shrink C drive and Create a new partition to store my valuable data.













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Answer:Hard Disk And One key recovery

hi rajthultimate,
 
Regarding your questions:
 
1. The best way, in my opinion, to backup your files is to get an external HDD and make a copyof those movies, games, apps, etc. so that in an event of an HDD failure, you still have another copy of your important files. You can clone your HDD or do the regular copy and paste procedure, or both. Cloning is recommended to save you time installing the OS and the programs you want.
 
2. You can shrink the 880Gb and create a primary or extended partition for your files (you can refer to this guide)
 
3. For prevention, you can freeze your C-Drive from any changes using Deep Freeze or any alternative software so that after a reboot, your system will be good as new. You can always unfreeze it if you want to add a program.
 
4. You can upload your files to a numerous free cloud storage service like Dropbox (limited space - it's an option but not recommended for huge data).
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Ive hp laptopamd processor 1 GB ramit was inbuild vista oswhen i purchase , there are copy the recovery file to my D drivenow ive problem with my moshow can i run the recovery file from my HD?

Answer:How to use recovery cd from my hard disk?

... turn on the laptop and "hold-in" the <F10> <key>... use up/down arrow (... or tab) keys for selecton [press enter]... might be <F11> on newer model..... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://a.imageshack.us/img833/1862/...Grrrr... ...im

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Hi,

The hard disk of my Satellite 1900-303 is almost crashing (SMART), and the guarantee has expired.
Can I place a new hard disk in it and use the old Recovery DVD to put Windows XP on it? (I suspect it works only on the original hard disk)

Thanks in advance,
Randy

Answer:OS Recovery on new hard disk

Hi Randy

You can do it. Functionality of Operating system and different Toshiba tools don t depend on HDD.

Change HDD and install OS using Toshiba Recovery CD. It will be work. If you have any problems please write again.

Good luck!

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A coworker's workstation has crashed. Upon powering up, the message is "Primary Master Hard Disk Failure". All Bios settings are correct. Assuming the drive crashed. The question is this: What is the going rate, average, for data recovery from a failed hard drive? Lets assume it is a 5Gig drive. Anyone? Thanks
 

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An 5 year old Pc Pentium 4 has crashed on me. It was having a series of problems with malicious software which I just couldn't eradicate. Then yesterday it would no longer boot. I had tried doing a restore point but it wouldn't go back to a restore point. Now it has stopped booting and wont even go into safe mode.

I have lost the original installation disks.

I have a more up to date Pentium 4 running Windows Vista Home Edition and have a IDE USB cable to link the old PC 2 HDs with my new PC.

How do i copy over all my material from one to the other?

I have set up the IDE USB cable and my PC seems to read the old HDs and I can see the file structure. This I presume means the HD has not crashed. When I try to copy and move files on the old HD it says I need 'owners' permission'.

However no dialog opens asking for my User ID and password. I seem to be locked out. Is there anything I can do to retrieve the folders on the old HDs?

I also want to reformat and install Fedora 11 on the old PC.

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Hi there people. First post so sorry if it's in the wrong place or anything. I've had as much of a search as I can and haven't found anyone with quite the same situation as me. The questions come at the end of the rambling background to my problem!!! Hope you can make it through to the end! My E520 recently just went beyond it's warranty and surprise surprise fairly soon after that I got a warning through ThinkVantage that there was a problem with my internal hard drive. When I googled the problem it said that the hard drive was going to fail and to replace it immediately.  As I (like an idiot) hadn't got round to backing up my computer properly (I'd saved all music, photos and videos to a seperate hard drive but hadn't done a Rescue and Recovery or Windows back up) I went out and bought a seperate hard drive to back up the computer and some disks to create the recovery boot disks.  When I went to the Q drive to do this I misunderstood the question about do I want to create a data back up disk. I thought this meant all my media so I said no and created just the boot recovery disks.  So my question (told you I'd get there) is this. When I replace the internal hard drive and use the boot disks to install windows will I then be able to use the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to restore my computer to it's former glory? Or will the fact that I'm not restoring the Lenovo skin (sorry if my terminology is wrong here. Not sure what to call it) ... Read more

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I've got a z580 which came with pre-installed Windows 8.0
 
Following a Windows corruption I have successfully re-installed Windows 8.0 using OneKey to the original factory status and the z580 is functioning OK, having applied all Windows updates.
 
However I cannot create a recover disk becauase as soon as I click 'System Backup' in OneKey I get the message 'Current system can not support backup'.
 
What do I need to do to get OneKey to create a recover disk?
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

Answer:z580 - Creating recovery disk using OneKey Recovery System Backup is failing

Page 23 of the hardware maintenance manual discussess the use of Recovery Disc Sets to make a recovery. There are no instruction on how to make these discs. Why not give Lenovo a call and inquire on how to obtain this disc set from them?

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There are discussions on creating recovery disks with OneKey Recovery 7.0. But my G500 is  with win8.1 and Onekey 8.0. I didn't see it support creating CDs. And when I tried to create such a recovery image, OneKey 8.0 said it needs 90G space. It looks like OneKey will backup all files from my C disk. I just want to create factory recovery disks, in case the HDD failed. Can anyone tell me how to create such disks? (It doesn't make sense to spend 60$ to order such disks from Lenovo)

Answer:how to create factory default recovery disk with OneKey Recovery 8.0? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
Yes that option is not available on Windows 8 and 8.1.
 
This is tha way i think possible to extract a recovery media
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
 
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hi everyone, I have a T420s, SSD, Win 7 Pro 64 bit. It caught a virus the other day and I decided to just erase the disk since I already have the factory recovery disks. There are four disks all together and labeled: operating system disk 1 and disk 2, Applications and drivers.disk 1 and disk 2. The disks are verified as being the correct p/n and are 64 bit. After I install the first one (operating system) it will prompt me to install applications and drivers before the second operating system disk is even installed. If I try to put the second OS disk in, it replies back wrong disk. So I install both of the App and drivers disks as requested and when I try to put the 2nd OS disk in at the end it still replies wrong disk. It will only allow me to install 3 of the 4 disks. It will install the OS with only 3 disks but it's listed as 32 bit under system type. Things I've tried: I have two sets of recovery disks and I've tried both sets. Same results from both. Updated the BIOS to new version Erased the SSD and tried to reinstall many times.. Set UEFI in BIOS to "boot only". The computer won't install anything, just loops to boot up list (F12) Have to set it back to 'Both" Legacy and UEFI to install anything. Would really like to get this back to 64 bit if I can. Tried reading up on GPT, MBR, UEFI ect...and it just added to my confusion. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks










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Answer:Recovery disk will only install 32-bit

The Recovery Disc DVDs were mislabelled by Lenovo. If anyone ordered the Recovery Disc's shortly after the date of manufacture (circa. 2012) and are experiencing the same problem then it's quite possible that the disc's maybe mislabelled. Record and verify the P/N on the DVD, then insert the DVD into the laptop. View the DVD properties to verify that the numbers match. The DVD P/N printed on the DVD was 0B73798 (64 bit) which appears to be the correct one; however, when the DVD is loaded into the laptop the DVD properties show it to be P/N 0B73789 which is a 32 bit. The last two digits were reversed and therefore mislabelled. I called Lenovo and informed them that the DVD's were mislabelled. They sent me new Recovery Disc's free of charge even though the laptop is out of warranty and I was thankful for that. It has been a very frustrating five months and I'm not exactly pleased with the whole ordeal. Spent countless days searching and researching everything. After a few months I took the laptop to several shops and they stated that the DVD's must be mislabelled but they didn't know how to verify that. A simple recall notice from Lenovo would have been the right thing to do and it would have saved me a lot of aggravation. It only reflects on them as bad customer service. The laptop is running great now but next time it will be restored from the recovery partition...!&n... Read more

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Will the recovery disk Re-Install XP??? Is there some other disk that will do that, that I might have??
 

Answer:Recovery Disk...Re-Install XP???

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I recenly got a new pc and, Like my old one, I want to use XP with it. I want to start fresh with no data. So can I install xp on the new HDD using the recovery disk of the old computer? What I was thinking was if I plugged the new HDD into the old computer and ran the recovery disk I could then just put that HDD in the new computer and all the drivers would automatically reinstall. will this work??

Answer:can i install xp to a new HDD with the recovery disk?

No you can't. The old computer and the new one have different hardware. If the recovery disk is from a pre-configured OEM computer the version of WinXP is keyed to the original hardware. Anyway, there may not even WinXP be drivers available for some of the hardware in the new computer. I suggest you learn how to use Windows 7. WinXP is on limited support from Microsoft.

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Recently bought a new HD, a WD Caviar Black 1TB. I bought my comp with Vista already installed. When I tried to reformat the HD I will be replacing I used the system recovery disks. Not sure if they actually reinstalled Vista or erased everything but Vista. Are they enough to install an OS on my new hard drive?

Answer:Is recovery disk enough to install OS on a new HD?

No, they are tied to the specific hardware on the other computer. You need to purchase a new copy of an OS.

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I have a Gateway NV52L06u. I had issues with it freezing and started the system restore process. I chose to backup my files because I hadn't been able to create a restore disk for it. Now it freezes during setup and is saying that some setup files were not found. What can I do to fix this without taking it to a repair shop. My OS is Windows 7.


Thanks,

Dean

Answer:Can't re-install and no recovery disk

Does your Gateway have any Diagnostic software disc's?

You should test the hard drive to make sure it is good, if there isn't any diagnostic software, go to the hard drive mfg's website and get the diagnostic software from them.

If the laptop is still under warranty you will need to contact Gateway.

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Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? 

Answer:Lenovo Y500 OneKey Recovery partition damage + Windows 8.1 doesn't boot

feiyer wrote:Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? Can you please elaborate how you initiate the OneKey Recovery?

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Hi All, Okay, I have been spinning my head, I have an OEM version of the Rescue and Recovery and Product Recovery disk from IBM, since the T43 that I got from someone, was wiped with a messed up XP loaded onto it.  Thus, I figure that I was restore the T43 back to factory condition. However when I have run thru disk 1-7, I get this dreaded message 'IBM Product Recovery Failure During the Convertion Phase'. Any one have any suggestions as I have run it three times and all loaded up until after the 7th disk, I get this error message when the system reboots after loading the final disk. I rather try to keep it Factory OEM, but I'm thinking, myabe I should just re-install XP on a reformated HDD, but more of a hassle to try to reload all the drivers and maybe some missing DLL files too... Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:T43 Recovery - Loaded all 7 disk and "IBM PRODUCT RECOVERY FAILURE DURING THE CONVERTION PHASE'

Now my message says " IBM Product Recovery Failed to restore your system" ....so what next??? I am at a lost and I really don't want to re-load Win XP directly.

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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 have ORK 6.0 preinstalled and I created a backup as soon as I bought the machine. The backup worked fine but I can not create recovery disks since the combo box where you are supposed to chose the drive where the backup will be copied is empty. Any ideas? Thanks in advance   

Answer:S10 - One Key Recovery - Select Drive combo box is empty when I try to create a recovery disk

To create recovery disks, you need an optical drive capable of writing to either CD or DVD media [depending on which method you are using]. I don't  think the S10 has an optical drive so you are left with two options. 1) Connect an USB CD or DVD writer and create the recovery disks. 2) Use VirtualCD to create a virtual CD/DVD writer to which you can write your recovery disks and then transfer to another computer I would actually recommend that after you have created recovery disks, that you look into creating a recovery USB instead of having to carry an USB optical drive with you all the time. Since the recovery disk is based off of Windows PE 2.0, you can do step 3 in this article to make your USB flash drive bootable. Then copy all the files on the recovery disk to the USB. If you use max compression when creating the backup, you can get away with using a 4GB flash drive.





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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 Folks,

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone shed light on this?

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

Hey mate,

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

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

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