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HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

Question: HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

computer freezes. warnig of 354Mb free space of 8.66GB in HP_RECOVERY-D. DRIVE in windows vista 32bit, Hp dektop multimedia computer

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Preferred Solution: HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

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: HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

You should not be able to access the hp recovery partition from vista nor should you be using it for storage at all.Someone royally screwed up when they made that partition accessable to vista.Did you delete the original data that was there?

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computer freezes. warnig of 354Mb free space of 8.66GB in HP_RECOVERY-D. DRIVE in windows vista 32bit, Hp dektop multimedia computer- How to make more free space in Drive Hp-Recovery D:

Answer:HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

You should not do this.The recovery partition is intended to allow restoring the system to it's original state. The partition and it's contents should not be modified in any way.

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While poking around my disk management I found that I have a RECOVERY section of the hard drive. It is grayed out and I cannot see the files in it. When I got my Dell inspiron 17r n7110 from best buy they had lost the data from the box, so when ever I needed help I went to dell since I was in warranty. Now that I am out of warranty I have to go to 7Forums which is better. Any how getting back to RECOVERY, which must be the program files in case I get into trouble. It must have the OS and all of the drivers for the dell system files. So I think(which is dangerous for me) I have to make a bootable disk with this recovery data on it. I noticed from prior post that the s/n of the os is on the bottom of laptop.

So far am I correct in my assumptions.

I want replace my current hdd with a ssd and all I have to do is put the new drive and place the disk in the drive and go, and Voila I have the system on the new disk.

The only question I have is how do I make a bootable disk of the recovery, since it is greyed out (so am I) I do not know how so I need a step by step how to do this!!

I know you guys have the secret formula for this, can you help me out

Regards,
Kas

Answer:How to make disk from recovery portion of hard drive

Really no secret formula...it varies from manuf. to manuf....
Check your Manual or visit the manuf.'s site for instructions.

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

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





Signature:Let us know what happened,and share your solutions so others may benefit from our experiences. "It doesn't really matter what kind of computers I own since right now the conversation is about the problems on the computers that YOU OWN!" -Mark Twain

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

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

Answer:Create Install Disk? / Make Recovery Disk?

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

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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

Windows 10 ISO Download

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

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I have just bought a second hand PC for my son. It has XP installed but no disk with it. The instalation code is on a lable stuck on the PC. How do i make a recovery Disk if i need to reinstall XP please.

Answer:How do I make a Recovery Disk

I don't think you can. You can use the recovery partition (if it has one - F8 on start up) or borrow an XP CD and use your own code.

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I have just completed rebuilding my PC win xp (pro), all related drivers and some software. The system is working very well. I would like to make an image of the hard disk (recovery disk) on DVD. Can some tell me how it's done.Thank you all

Answer:How to make a recovery disk (DVD)

Use a ghosting program , such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (free with a rival magazines covermount)

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My friend purchased a laptop from PC World a couple of weeks ago, He did ask the sales advisor if the laptop would come with a Windows XP disk, the sales advisor said 'It will come with a recovery disk so that in the event of an operating system failure you would be able to reinstall your operating system'The PC World my friend purchased the laptop from is a long way away and he has no way of been able to go back to the store. I was wondering is there a way that he would be able to create a recovery disk so that in the event of him having a system failure, he would be able to reinstall his operating system, my friend is a bit concerned with having no recovery disk etc in case his laptop has an operating system failure as he has no means of been able to reinstall it. It seems a BIG oversight on PC World's part leaving a recovery disk out of the box.

Answer:Is there a way to make a recovery disk

On first boot, the laptop will give the option to make a recovery disc. Either one DVD or 5 CDs.

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Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.

Answer:Please make a W7 recovery disk

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Originally Posted by pat mcgroin


Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.




In windows 7 you can create a whole system image,this will take a exact image of your hdd,this includes all your software etc,

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hi,

recently purchased a new computer and brought XP to install on it..

Question is>>

is it possible to create you own recoery disk like you get when you purchase a laptop?

( you insert the disk and it formats then loads windows and programs)


are you able to to this for any computer or is it specailly done, if it can be done how do you do it. i have the original xp disk

thanks,
Yankeebean

Answer:make a recovery disk

If you want to quickly restore your system to a state with all your programs, I would look into using Acronis True Image. It is cheap and works like a charm. Johnwill and I are both big fans of it and you can usually find it on the web for under $30.

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Hello...I'm hoping that I'm in the right forum for 1...and please bare with me as I've never done this before and I'm extremely nervous I'm gonna mess it even more lol. But I'm trying to follow the directions in "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7" and when I got to the part (actually I'm just reading it all first) about making a Recovery Disk I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to. My laptop is in need of this Clean Install in the first place because I have no IE and I'm missing some important files like Program Files x86 there just gone poof gone...some of the other one that are missing I might not even be aware of and some are corrupted because when I try to get into them I get a nasty noise with a window and a error message saying something about windows hating me lol. So what happens if I can't make a Recovery Disk...then what? I originally was just going to do a clean install back to factory settings right out of the box but then I'm missing all the programs that actually came with my laptop. So ThrashZone saw my post in another Microsoft Windows forum and said he thought this would be better...I'm just really confused now. Especially with the Recovery Disk. I'm open to any help or suggestions anyone may have but to be honest I only speak plain english

Thanks
DoeZ

Answer:Not sure how to make a Recovery Disk

Welcome to the forum,

Is this the part you are referring to?






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4. Make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, following the steps given in your PC's setup literature or in the Manual located on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. As an alternative to Recovery Disks you can save a Windows 7 Backup Image or Macrium Image of the entire HD.● If you have a Recovery or OEM tools partition, these may not run after clean reinstall so be sure to make your Recovery Disks.

● You can wait until afterwards to see if Recovery or (Diagnostics) Tools partitions will run from boot to decide if you want to delete those partitions and recover the space into C or elsewhere (using Step 3 here).




From this tutorial,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Your specs only say Toshiba Laptop, can you give us the model number as well.

In the mean time I'll refer the author of the tutorial here.

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I have a Dell desktop running windows vista. Recently, the hard drive crashed and I've replaced it and the computer is back up and running normal. My question is if I should make recovery disks like I did when I got it. I have all of the disks from Dell that include Vista and the drivers and utilities, but I thought I remembered having to make a set of disks when I got the computer. Is this needed?

Answer:Should I make a recovery disk???

Hi;If I may suggest that you make a full image recovery backup instead of making only recovery discs. When you mount the image backup file it will be good as new. Try using the paid version of Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image 11 or Paragon. They have files/folder backup capabilities which includes all drivers and programs. If you want a freeware try Macrium Reflect Free. If your hdd is a Seagate then at their website they have a software DiscWizard which is a downgrade of Acronis True Image 11 similar to Macrium Reflect Free edition. You will only need a reserved hard drive for it. You can also clone your hard drive using DiscWizard and Acronis True Image. Try it. It beats re-installing again(but again you will need a back-up drive). Wilders Security Forum has an official forum for Acronic True Image you may want to check it out. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65Regards,voltronDefender

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 It's probably just me.  I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to make a backup image and recovery disk, and I'm having no luck:  * If I try to place the backup image on the Lenovo drive (D, it says I don't have enough free space (28GB) on D: for the estimated size of the image (62.5GB) -- is 62.5GB a rational size for the image?; * If I try to place the image on the C: drive, it says the image can't be placed on the source disk, which I guess makes sense since I'd be modifying the input source data; * If I try to place the image onto DVD's, it says I don't have enough "temporal (sic)" space -- I guess they meant to say "temporary" space.  Can't it use the free space on D: as a work area? Anyway, I'm stuck.  Anybody have any ideas?  Do I have to add an external harddrive (via a USB port) and construct the "backup.wsi" image there?  BTW, I haven't mucked with the partitions or anything like that.  All I want to do is make a Recovery Disk in case my Y550 goes belly up. 





Al SpalmacinY550 4186-46U

Answer:How To Make A Recovery Disk?

have you tried to use compression methods?
or you can try to burn factory defaults instead of creating new one.

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i am using windows 7 32 bit with 4 gb ram Pentium D 3.4 ghz.160 GB hard disk with only one partition.i want to make a full recovery disk of my entire partition or windows.i dont know how to make it.please help me out.is there any software or function available in windows 7?

Answer:Want to make a recovery disk

Your specs state you are using a HP computer, but doesn't state which model.

This tutorial explains the HP recovery procedure for creating a set of recovery discs and recovering your computer with them should the need arise.The procedure may be slightly different for your computer, if so you'll need to check on HP's support site.

Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

This tutorial explains how to create a system image backup using Windows 7's software.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

To recover your computer from a sytem image backup, you need this tutorial.

System Image Recovery

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Hi, This is probably an easy one to answer..My Mum and Dad have just decided to enter the computer world and have purchased a HP laptop, all ok.The instructions say that before you use it you have to make your own recovery disks,My Question is what media should you use DVD - R or CD - R or +R or doesn?t it matter?Thanks

Answer:make your own recovery disk

I would opt for DVD-R or CD-R depending on the size of disc required. I would also make a back up copy in case the original gets damaged or lost.

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Hello Please be patient I know enough about computers but not the terms or anything. I had vista at first then got a virus long story short my uncle removed everything then put XP back on. I dont really understand why its important for a drive to be a certain letter my hard drive H the removeanle disk is C Im working from home and was told I need my internet explorer and certain things on my C drive. First off what is the difference and is this possible Ive been up for hours looking but I am not sure and cant get a hold of my uncle. Please let me know what needs to be done. Thank you all in advance.

Answer:How to make my to make my C which says removeable disk to my H drive?

It's easy to change the removable drive's drive letter name.

Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Managment

Right-click the removable drive's graph and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and change the letter.

Do not change the drive letter of your boot drive. If you do, none of your programs will work, your computer may not even boot, and you'll be reinstalling XP all over again.

The time to deal with the boot drive not being C: was before/during the installation. Now it's too late, unless you want to reinstall. It's inconvenient and annoying, but almost everything will work just fine. I've read about some programs not working, but have never seen it first-hand. It's possible it never happens, and the people that are saying this are just repeating some kind of "urban myth".

If you HAVE to change the boot drive, you'll need to reinstall XP.

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hello,
my ASUS PC stopped working (windows8) . it would not boot up to windows. I had no disks.
I bought another ASUS PC like the one that is broken. Can I make windows 8 recovery disk on my new PC and use the disk to boot up the old/broken PC? is it possible and How do I do this? thank you very much

Answer:how to make windows 8 recovery disk to use on another PC

If it is really the same, yes. The user manual should have instructions on how to create recovery media for the PC model you have.

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right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4910631_down...very-disk.html

well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
"This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help :) thanks!

Answer:Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp

someone please help!

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just got the last license for windows 7 home premium 32bit on a 3 license disk. at first i thought it was just an upgrade disk, but then it offered me the ability to install windows 7 as a real operating systems. the box is orange. my dad bought the disk from his friend at work, he used the second license, and i used the last. i buy all my software legitimately. is this ok to do? it also gives me the ability to make a recovery disk, if this is ok, then what should i do before i make a recovery disk. if its not ok, the i want nothing to do with this... and am going to go back to vista/ubuntu

thanx for your help.

astraltraveler

Answer:what do i need to know/do before i make a recovery disk? and 3 user...

You don't need a recovery disk, just make a copy of the install disk. That is perfectly legal as long as no one uses the license key that you used.

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Hey can somone tell me how to make a system recovery disk my pc just cashed and i am trying to fix it i am on my friends pc know so if u can tell me how to make one and i am useing windows XP and i need to know to make one and put it on a flobby disk so if anyone knows how please tell me thanks.
Thanks again

Answer:How to make a system recovery Disk

I don't know of any floppy that will do a generic recovery of a crashed system. I think you need to be more specific as to your exact symptoms and we'll work from there.

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I bought a new cheap tower with windows 8 at Bestbuy the other day. I hooked it up and fired it up and started doin stuff on it. I realized later that it never asked if i wanted to make a recovery disk. What do i need to do to assure if it crashes i can boot it back up and load windows again?

skeeter

Answer:Should I and How do i make a recovery disk for new computer.

If it's a premade system, it should have an option to make recovery discs.

Try searching for "recovery" or "creator" on the program search screen, and see if an application to create recovery media is available or not.

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Hi guys I am new in this forum & this is my first post, I need your help please,

I have purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop / PCG-71911M

the harddrive is partition in 2

the first partition is hidden, it have the Windows 7 installation with factory settings,

Please first I need to know is which button I am suppose to press encase I will need to make a factory installation, as you know their is something to press like f2 or something.

& the other thing I need to know is I made my laptop ready with Ms Office & all the programs I needed,

Now I need to made a dvd for when I go to make a restore disk, I need it to install my laptop as it is today with complete install can I do that ?

Hi to every body in this forum.,

Answer:Need help to make a recovery disk in Windows 7

The hidden partition generally contains all the software (as well as windows) the computer originally came with. It's a kind of backup but does not include your personal files.
In this case though some here may disagree with me. I really just suggest backing up personal files, as the computer can be restored to it's factory state at any time.

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Any ideas and tips are more than welcome!

Answer:Make RECOVERY disk bootable?

All data will be DELETED, backup your data first.

You will need to mark the Recovery Partition ACTIVE.

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

On reboot Recovery will start.

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Does anyone know of programs that can make your own dvd recovery disks of your current windows installation? So for an example I install vista fresh and all drivers and maybe couple games and or programs then later on in the future I can restore it fresh again with the same configuration. Thanks...
 

Answer:How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
 

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So my computer kept getting this blue screen everytime I logged on and it would restart on me.
I forgot to make a recovery disk for my computer when I first bought it.

I was doing some searching on the internet and I found a "ISO image" someone generiously put on the internet for my system (windows 7 x64 bit).

I was wondering if I can download it and burn it on my CD/DVD on my sisters computer (which runs windows vista.)?

Sorry if my question doesnt make sense, im not good with computers. >__<;;

Answer:Forgot to make recovery disk, HELP!!

be careful what your downloading from other people.... an iso is a disk image, download this, than burn it to the disk, you can than use that to boot up, and repair startup with that

her computer most likely came with a program that can burn iso's

when you get your computer started up again make sure to scan it right away with http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Hi, my brother has just bought an ei system laptop that didn't come supplied with recovery disks. it was my understanding that the system normally asks you to make a recovery cd the first time it starts up but my bro reckons this never happened and now needs to make one without the prompt.where does he start?ps. i know you can make one with imaging software but is it necessary to pay out for it just to make this disk? i know you can trial acronis etc but will the cd run if the software has come to it's trial end?

Answer:how to make a recovery disk for new laptop

click hereNo you can't use a trial Acronis

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How do I make a back-up/recovery disk for Windows 10?  I made one when I bought this machine that had Windows 8.1 on it but I don't recall how I did it.  Help please.  Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:how do I make a windows 10 recovery disk

Hi there @PaulSenior?Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are looking for a method to make a recovery disk for your system after upgrading to Windows 10.  I am happy to help with this. The method you would have used to make recovery media for your original operating system would be to use the factory installed recovery manager.  As an FYI for the Windows 8 method -Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8)Troubleshooting HP System Recovery Problems (Windows 8)HP PCs - Creating and Using a System Image to Restore Your Computer (Windows 8) However those tools are not going to help for making a Windows 10 image. For Windows 10, the intention of Microsoft is to dispense with recovery images, however there are still ways to make one. Here are a few pages I found that cover the options in the operating system, how to make a repair disk, and to make an image. Recovery options in Windows 10 - windows.microsoft.comHow to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.comReset Recovery Image - Create in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.com I hope this helps.

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Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:How to make a system recovery disk on a SD-card

1993matias said:

Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!



First of all did an upgrade to Windows 10 on this tablet. Can you give the make and model of this tablet. Believe can not use an SD to do this, be best with a USB Flash drive. If upgraded some of that space is being also used by backup of old OS. Hooking a USB device usually by using a OTG Cable on a tablet. 5GB left on drive is not going to be good enough, 75-80 % used on a drive will cause significant slowdown in performance.

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My eMachine T5048 came with a Recovery Disk that I've had to reinstall XP (Media Center Edition) with it more than a few times over the past 3-1/2 years and it's become slightly scratched and dirty (smudged) despite my meticulous efforts to keep it in pristine condition. I don't want to clean it for fear of adding more scratches. And now I worry that when the time comes to use it again if need be, it may not work for me and I'll be stuck with a dead computer and no OS to reinstall. I could prevent this if I could make a duplicate copy of my recovery disk to have as a backup in case the original ever fails me in the future.I've already made many attempts to do this. I put the recovery disk in the drive, exited out of the install when it came up. Using Windows Explorer to see the contents on the disk, I highlighted everything, right-clicked and "copied", then created a folder on my hard drive and in that folder I "pasted" everything from the CD into it. Then I took the recovery disk out, put a blank DVD in (the total size of everything from the disk is 1.4Gb's so a CD is too small) and tried to copy & paste from the hard drive to the DVD but I kept getting the same error window popping up telling me "Problem Copying" asking me to Retry, Skip, or Cancel. I tried over and over clicking the Retry button but it wouldn't copy anything over. Here's a screenshot of that error window: http://img442.imageshack.us/... Read more

Answer:How do I make a backup copy of my XP Recovery Disk?

Here Ya Go...

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Following the preperation instructions from MS I tried to save data with recovery disk. I keep getting "failure to create recovery disk" for floppy and even if I try to send to burner. The details tell me it failed to make disk etc.
Any ideas?

TIA

Howard
 

Answer:XP (Home) SP2 unable to make recovery disk

bump
 

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right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4910631_down...very-disk.html

well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
"This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help thanks!
 

Answer:Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp using vista

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ACER Aspire T300 Desktop

Answer:how to make recovery disk for aspire t300?

... guessing it depends if the Acer software is still on your pc some info here << click!... you may have a recovery partition ... click "start" run (type) diskmgmt.msc [press enter]... the above should reveal the partitions..Angel Decoy... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...Grrrr... ...im

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I just bought this Satellite L300-19O laptop 6 hours ago and now I got my second error message, first error I couldn't handle myself. When I tried to burn the recovery dvd-roms I recieved this error code: 0E01B5-26-00037304 error when attempting to adjust power. What on earth is that supposed to mean?

I thought I had bought a quality pc, but guess I was wrong. Still I hope someone might be able to solve the problem.

I already lost two DVD +R discs due to that Toshiba recovery disk creator and it's really bugging me at the moment.

Answer:Can't make recovery disk "can't adjust power"

Use high quality DVD-R and you will be able to create recovery media. Use TDK or Verbatim medias.
Many people here have reported about successfully recovery DVD creation.
When you do this please be sure the notebook is connected to AC power supply.

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Can anyone point me in the direction of a link on making a recovery disk for an XP computer... Please... and Thank You!

Derek

Answer:Wanting to make a Recovery Disk for an XP Computer.

I believe Warez posted a guide on it sometime ago... I don't have the link on me right now because I'm at school, but I know I have it at home xD.

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

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

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

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

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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

Welcome to the Forums

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My eMachine T5048 came with a Recovery Disk that I've had to reinstall XP (Media Center Edition) with it more than a few times over the past 3-1/2 years and it's become slightly scratched and dirty despite my meticulous efforts to keep it in pristine condition. I don't want to clean it for fear of adding more scratches. And now I worry that when the time comes to use it again if need be, it may not work for me and I'll be stuck with a dead computer and no OS to reinstall. I could prevent this if I could make a duplicate copy of my recovery disk to have as a backup in case the original ever fails me in the future.I've already made many attempts to do this. I put the recovery disk in the drive, exited out of the install when it came up. Using Windows Explorer to see the contents on the disk, I highlighted everything, right-clicked and "copied", then created a folder on my hard drive and in that folder I "pasted" everything from the CD into it. Then I took the recovery disk out, put a blank DVD in (the total size of everything from the disk is 1.4Gb's so a CD is too small) and tried to copy & paste from the hard drive to the DVD but I kept getting the same error window popping up telling me "Problem Copying" asking me to Retry, Skip, or Cancel. I tried over and over clicking the Retry button but it wouldn't copy anything over. Here's a screenshot of that error window: http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5294/... Read more

Answer:How do I make a backup copy of my XP Recovery Disk?

Try this free disk burning program Imgburn at http://www.imgburn.comcopy your recovery disk to your hard drive, then burn it back to a blank cd-rThis program is very easy to use.

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Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:How to make a system recovery disk on a SD-card

Originally Posted by 1993matias


Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!



First of all did an upgrade to Windows 10 on this tablet. Can you give the make and model of this tablet. Believe can not use an SD to do this, be best with a USB Flash drive. If upgraded some of that space is being also used by backup of old OS. Hooking a USB device usually by using a OTG Cable on a tablet. 5GB left on drive is not going to be good enough, 75-80 % used on a drive will cause significant slowdown in performance.

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I have a new X300 and an 80GB Lacie Safe Mobile Hard Drive connected by USB as Drive F:  ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery does not recognize the existence of this external drive as a destination for my Rescue and Recovery files.  The USB connection was established before the R&R workspace was opened.  The two hardware products otherwise work fine together.

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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop and I want to create a recovery disk.  I made one when I first got the computer but the disks are scratched and I fear they won't work.  I went to the Lenovo forum and I can't find instructions.  They have a one-key recovery system but I want the disk.  Besides being infected (and still waiting for help) I am having problems with my Windows Notepad and want a disk.
 
Anybody know?

Answer:How to Make a Recovery Disk Lenovo Laptop

From what I read One Key recovery will create those disks.I see the following note:Note:If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDsIf you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDsFrom: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-to-create-quot-Factory-Default-Recovery-Disc-quot-with/ta-p/274167

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Does one key recovery only back up the system data or does it make a diskimage.Also does it use compression?If it doesn' its there another Lenovo progam that make a disk image.I ask because it made a 20 gb image a 68 gb disk on my yoga 900 andI am not sure what I am backing up? Also the technical help site will not detect my system even after downloadingthe lenovo link app.I can't get through to technical support today.  

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What are my options on this machine to make a recovery disk and backup in case of a hard drive failure? Also noticed OneKey 4.0 won't recognize external hard drives greater than 1TB. Why?













Solved!

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Answer:K430 with OneKey 4.0 has no option to make a recovery disk

Hi Ajssinc,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern and will assist you regarding the same. But please let me know the OS (Operating System) installed in the computer, so that I can provide the exact information regarding the concern.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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What size USB stick should I buy as a recovery disk for Win 7 Pro?

Answer:What size of USB memory stick should I buy to make a recovery disk?

4GB would suffice but 8 or 16GB is definitely on the safe side. It is anyhow difficult to find sticks smaller than 16GB.

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Hello,

A friend needs a recovery disk to access a backup file on his computers external drive. I said" NP I'll make you one and you can have it!" Little did I realize that installing Acronis makes it impossible to see the option to make a true Win 7 Pro recovery disk. He is using Win 7 home edition.

How do I make one for my buddy?

His son allegedly made a 7 backup to the 1TB drive before the main HD crashed but he didn't make a recovery disk so he can't get at the files! His business is on the image of the HD hopefully we can get it back or he is screwed royally.

Now I can't make one either, I do know that Acronis will allow you to convert Windows backups to Acronis format and vice versa but I don't think an Acronis start up disk would see the Win 7 image.... or would it?

Thanks to all in advance!

J T

Answer:I cannot make a Win 7 MS recovery disk with Acronis 2011 installed

I've been using Acronis Trueimage for my backups and never had a problem seeing the Pro 7 backup.

What program did your friend use for the backup?

If you make a boot cd from the Acronis program ( free version) your friend is going to have to have a Seagate, Maxtor or WD hdd for it to work.

This is the reason I always tell anyone who uses this program ( and it is great) to always
create a boot cd.

When you go to Start menu > Seagate Discwizard - are you getting an error?

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I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva

Answer:Make recovery disk windows7 upgrade from Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva


I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva


You choose your language upon installation,i did anyway.
And microsoft have language updates also.

I think as long as the key is for "ultimate" it will work.

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I'm fairly good with computers; started out in 1984 with the old Apple IIe. Just upgraded from Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Aspire 5610Z laptop.

Haven't been able to make a system recovery disk; get the message that the files are not on either my hard drive or my upgrade installation disk. What now? How do I go about making this disk.

Thanks

brightlight 864

Answer:Unable to make System Recovery Disk in Windows 7

brightlight864,You can always use imaging software to make a backup of your working system. In the event of a crash, hardware failure or corrupted system, you can easily restore the backup....some let you do this outside of Windows.I rarely use the restore disk or program that is put on your hard drive by your computer manufacturer. The restriction is that it only images your drive from the factory so you go right back to the beginning of when you turned on your computer for the very first time.Check this link for numerous freeware alternatives. Simply browse through the Hard Drive Utilities or the like.I would personally recommend Acronis True Image. This is shareware but well worth the money. The thing I love about this program is that it allows you to make a bootable CD that you can carry with you and use on ANY computer (your friends, your work laptop, even one in an internet cafe) to make a complete system backup. The program is also very robust. For me, 5 out of 5 stars.Get it here:http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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Hello,

I would like to first thank all members of this forum who help people solve their problems.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Windows 7 Home Premium 64. the Hard drive (HD) came partitioned, and I was running out of space, so I purchased a new HD.
I made a recovery Disk using a 32GB SD card ( clever Huh!) since the computer has an SD card slot, and no optical drive. Also since the recovery required more space than a single DVD could provide. For your info, The Recovery media is in a partition named Q: in the HD.

After Installing the new HD in the laptop, I find that I cant get the system to look at the SD card. I tried using a USB SD card reader, but it does not work. ( I was not as clever as I thought!!!)

So I re installed the old drive, and attempted to make a new recovery disk(s) on DVDs, but the Lenovo system gives me an error stating "Only one copy of this media " can be made.

So now I have a recovery disk in SD format that I cant access, and I can not create a new one. IS there any way to get the SD recovery media to work? Help!!
HERE is the system information with the original HD: I uninstalled most programs and data. because partition C: was full.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8079 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -248 Mb
Hard D... Read more

Answer:Solved: Recovery disk on SD card. How to make it work.

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

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

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

Is there any way to do that ?

Thank you for your help...

Best Regards
 

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

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I have a brand-new Satellite Pro C660. It worked fine for a day, now it won't load windows. I didn't get around to creating the recovery disks as I've only had it a few hours (yes, yes, I know, should have been the first thing I did). All the data is present (but backed up to USB just in case) and I can see the HDDREcovery folder with all data intact. However, I can't run the app to create recovery disks. Does anyone know how to extract the images and create the media using only the command prompt? (I can get into command prompt by booting from a friend's Win 7 disk). All boot options from the laptop's own drives fail. It says "Windows Failed to Load", and I try Startup Repair but it doesn't find any errors. Any help/thoughts on this will be much appreciated!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro C660 - How to make recovery disk with command prompt?

Hey,

It?s not possible to create recovery disk with command prompt. You have to use the Toshiba recovery media creator on Windows.

Now it?s too late for you but you can order such a disk here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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So I was given this Ideapad and found that it will not boot to the OS. The bios still loads fine. I was suspecting that the HD might be toast. When I hit the recovery button on the side I get the 4 optionsNormal startupBIOS SetupBoot MenuSystem Recovery When I hit the System Recovery menu I end up with a black screen labeled Boot Manager: If you hit enter from this screen you end up with this:   I made a recovery USB stick for windows 8 which will not get reconized unless I change the BIOS to LEGACY mode. When running the repair utility for Windows 8 for Automatic repair I end up with this it never works and says it could not repair my pc. As a latch ditch effort I thought maybe I can wipe out only the main OS partition and reinstall Windows 8 on it however I end up with this message...looks like the HD is now gone lol  I wasnt sure if there was any magic tricks to creating a lenova recovery disk after the fact? I know I can get a new HD and dump on a Windows OS but would be nice to retain the recovery partition. 

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

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

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

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

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

Dell - Support

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

Dell Contact Technical Support

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

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

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

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

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

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





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I purchased a Lenovo G510s Touch for my parents who live in Iceland. When they had used it for 1 day the hard disk died and can not be recovered according to Lenovo resellers in Iceland. I purchased a brand new SSD instead and want to set Windows 8.1 up again on the completely new SSD. There is no official way for me to contact Lenovo for support on this even though the laptop has International warranty because that doesn't apply to Iceland, so there is no easy way to return the whole laptop so I'm going with replacing the HD and installing everything again myself, so the forums is my only hope. What does someone do in this sittuation where the hard disk failes on day one and the original disk is completely useless and needs to be replaced by a brand new one and no recovery disc exists? Hope someone can assist, I have no trouble setting up a DVD or USB with the install and setting up all the necessary drivers and such, I just don't know where to look for the source material. Orvar

Answer:G510s Touch - Hard disk failed before I could make a recovery disc

hi orvarh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
As I understand your main concern as of now is to get a Windows OS into the system.
 
The concern is the Product key inside the Motherboard.
 
You can borrow a retail Windows 8.1 Installer but it will not push Since it will not work with the Product key in the BIOS (You will need to have you own product key which will only come if you purchase one from Windows)
 
Here the options I have in mind:
 
The recovery CD/DVD can be ordered from Lenovo Technical Support. This will auto Activate the Product key you have in the BOS.
 
Purchase a Retail Version of WIndows 8.1 with Product key from Microsoft
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 
 
 





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error message when attempting to create recovery disk on Gateway DX4860 - Hard drive configuration not set to factory default .backup aborted

Answer:Gateway desktop DX4860 unable to make Windows recovery disk

http://support.gateway.com/s/softwa...

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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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After I did a clean install of Win10 about a year ago, I created a USB Recovery Drive. I also have a Norton Security Recovery Drive and I?ve created USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi. I also use Acronis to create regular full disk images and I have a USB Bootable Acronis Rescue Drive.

With the USB Recovery Drive and the USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi, do I still need to keep the Recovery Partition that Win10 created when I did the original install? Are the files in that partition used by the system to create the USB Recovery Drive?

Also out of curiosity I executed the ?reagentc/info? command and I see that the Windows RE status is disabled. Did creating the USB Recovery Drive do that or is something else going on? If I keep the recovery partition then do I need to re-enable it and if so how do I do that?

Answer:Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Hi, you don't need the manufacturer's recovery partition unless you planned to restore the PC to as bought e.g. to sell it on.
You could create a disk image of it and save it on an external disk, then delete it from your PC.

Windows RE: Suggests you have a corrupt or missing partition - System Reserved. Note that Disk Management does not show this 16Mb partition. You need a 3rd party partition manager to see it.

See this (lots of technical detail):
Just a moment...

And do a couple of checks to see if it really is missing.

Thread where this problem was resolved:
Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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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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Is it possible? My son's computer crashed (Toshiba Satellite Win 8.1 64 bit). It has tried to do the self repair with no success. I get two different errors depending on what I'm trying to do. I get a 0xc0000185 or a 0xc000021a.

I've tried to do a restore but it says I have no restore points.

I've tried to do a recovery but it fails

I was able to extract the SWM files from the recovery partition (9GB worth). Can I make this into a bootable USB drive and apply the recovery this way?

Thanks.

Answer:Need to make a Win 8.1 recovery USB drive

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Originally Posted by Leo G


I get a 0xc0000185 or a 0xc000021a.




Hi -

Unfortunately, exception error 0xc0000185 = hard drive I/O error. Your HDD likely failed.

The owner's manual will tell you to first burn a set of recovery discs, but no one reads them (they are like car owner's manuals).

Have you called Toshiba support to see If the system is still under warranty?

Computers Support | Toshiba

If not, you'll need a new HDD and a set of Toshiba Windows Recovery Discs - OEM Recovery Media

There are ways to try and get files of the failing HDD by connecting it to another system.

Regards. .

jcgriff2

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hii,i recently purchased hp envy laptop and i want to copy the recovery to my external hardrive so that i can use it to recovery if my system fails.how to do it ??

Answer:make recovery drive

Copying Recovery to an external USB hdd rarely works since it is not bootable. If you use HP Recovery Manager for the task it also will format the entire hdd erasing any other files you have on it. I suggest using the instructions here for creating Recovery Media. It can be created on DVD or USB Flash drive.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961#AbT5

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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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Windows 10 only makes USB recovery drives. How do I make a DVD repair or recovery drive?

Answer:How to make a DVD repair or recovery drive

jim77 said:

Windows 10 only makes USB recovery drives. How do I make a DVD repair or recovery drive?



Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Back up and Restore (Windows 7)

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I assumed that the Disk numbers shown under Disk Management would show up as Drive C= Disk 0, Drive D= Disk 1 and Drive E would = Disk 2. I have the main system drive C and two storage drives D&E. When I went into the installation of a dual boot system with Ubuntu partitioned on the Drive C, it came out, under the Terminal in Ubuntu as sdb1 instead of what I expected to be sda. Going back to Windows 7, sure enough, Drive E= Disk 0, Drive C= Disk 1 and Drive D= Disk 2. I was trying to load the Grub boot loader in the sda drive, not the sdb drive. My workaround was to disable Drive E which caused Drive C to indicate Disk 0 in Windows and drive sda in Ubuntu. I loaded my Grub2 boot loader into sda and it all worked out fine. My dual boot works good, but reconnecting Drive E back, made it go back to Disk 0 under Disk Management. Why doesn't the system recognize Drive C as Disk 0?

Answer:How to make drive C as Disk 0

It is normally determined by which mobo port you use, but can also vary as discussed here: OS disk not disk 0 - Windows 7 Help Forums

If you want to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we can look it over for you. But since your using GRUB to manage the boot, the normal concerns would not apply: the System Active partition booting Windows should be first in order to avoid during repairs or reinstall derailing the boot files to a preceding Primary partition - which can also be achieved if necessary by converting preceding Primary to Logical partitions which cannot receive boot files.

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Hello,After backing up my computer for a reformat, I decided to create system recovery disks. I inserted a CD, and got an "unspecified error" message with the code 0x80004005. My computer no longer recognizes any disks I put in it, including my Windows 7 disk, and makes a sound I've never heard before, that sounds like the drive starting to run, then failing before it gets to speed.Is it possible that Windows has somehow deactivated my disk drive, or could it have happened to fail minutes before a reformat due to the strain of having to burn a CD? Is there some way for me to salvage the optical drive without taking physical measures? If the optical drive is toast, is it possible for me to copy files from the Windows 7 CD to USB, and boot it from there?Thanks for any help. Edit: I found a guide for reformatting from USB, and will attempt it once I find a flash drive large enough for the Windows 7 ISO I made.

Answer:T60 Disk Drive Failure After Trying to Write Recovery Disk

Hello Axeman89 and welcome to Lenovo community,
 
As I understand the optical drive does not read any disc now.
Uninstall the optical drive driver from device manager and restart the system and check,
If the issue persist the update the optical drive firmware from Lenovo website and also try making the anti virus program disable or uninstall.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I am trying to create a Recovery drive for my PC. I have Win 8.1 with the latest Update. I have a completely empty 2GB USB flash drive.


When I go to Control Panel/Recovery/Create A Recovery Drive, I get a dialogue box telling me to connect a flash drive which I do. Despite the drive being 'recognised' by the PC, the 'next' box remains greyed out.



Huh? The fact that it's a USB 3.0 socket and the flash drive is USB 2.0, shouldn't make any difference so why is the 'next' box staying greyed out? Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Answer:Problems encountered when trying to make a Recovery Drive

Your System Specs say DELL.

Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
Factory image restore method for Windows 8 (DBRM) | Dell US

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trying to get more space on 32 gig ssd

Answer:how to make recovery on flash drive windows 10 the...

Microsoft has a tool that will allow you to reinstall Windows 10 on your system and further down is an article on how to create the installation media on a flash drive. Here is the link:
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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Hi, I have tried so many things to try make my CD/DVD disk drive to be recognised by my laptop. I have tried copy and pasting some text into notepad and adding to reg script as suggested on another forum. I have also tried to assigning a letter to the drive however the drive is not present so i can not do this. It worked a month ago and has just stopped working. It is not an external CD/DVD disk drive and i havent got a clue how to make it start working again after trying so many suggestions off different forums. Its an e-system laptop (intel core duo t080) with a toshiba CD/DVD disk drive.
 

Answer:make my disk drive work please!!!

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I have made a USB install drive using my OEM copy of Windows 7 64 bit. I plan to install about 5-7 of the same exact OS (64 bit Pro) in the next 2 months. I used it for the first build but used the disk for the second and noticed the product ID# is different before activation and after. I wonder if it's possible to use this USB install key to install the rest of the systems I'm building. It would sure be nicer o carry around with me. I could just try, but thought there may be someone who would know. Thanks.

Answer:Is this possible? OEM disk to make USB install drive

I'm not sure I follow you. Using a USB flash drive to install is the same as using a disc. You can use either to install the OS over and over again - you just have to use different keys (unless this is a volume license version).

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Okay, I am so tired of receiving Low Disk Space on recovery (D). I have done everything it asked. Empty Recycle Bin which is EMPTY. I am not a computer wizard but it seems unfair that I have pay over $150.00 year to correct this problem once a year. I have checked a lot of places and it just keeps telling me the same thing. That doesn't work. Can someone explain to me in English (plain) how to correct this problem.
 
I did just install a HP wireless printer 3052A
 
[personal information removed]
 
HP Pavilion dv6000
Windows Vista (home version)











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Answer:Low disk space on recovery disk (d) drive

Do you have the D: drive selected in system restore? If your computer is saving restore points for D: this could cause it to use up disk space for no apparent reason.Look for a folder called "System Volume Information" at the root of D: I am assuming you don't use the D: drive to store any personal files or swap files...

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In my laptop only 2 drives are present. my recovery drive (D) is goes automatically fill day by day. i'll do format number of times but problem is not solved. i also do the this thinks:To modify system protection settings:Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". The window should show the version, processor, etc.In the left pane, click System protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.In the box that lists available drives, see if D: is "on" or "off". If it is "on", select it and click "configure"Select "Turn off system protection". This will remove the system restore points just for the D Drive.Hit OK to close the settings windows. BUT PROBLEM NOT SOLVE HELP!!

Answer:Low disk space on recovery disk (d) drive

Post an image of the contents of the recovery drive here.

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HELP!!!I am going mental her as my laptop keeps saying  'Low disk space on recovery disk (d) drive' I have not put any files on there and the recycling bin is empty! - I have no room to make a recovery back up or create a system image as it's full?I haven't had this laptop that long and can't think whats going on with it?  Could it be a virus?  Also I have no cd/disc drive to make any kind of back up and i was unsuccesful at making a usb attemp at backing up! Anyone know WHY my 21gb Recovery D Drive is full and only has  4mb available space?!!!!! I checked and found that there are NO previous back ups on there!! (which is worrying) The first thing i did was check for similar problems on here and i've followed alot of advice on checking that it's not set up to back up automatically to D drive (the box is unticked on D) I am worried it will pack up on me and i'll loose everything as I can't make a back up!!! Please Help!

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I have a laptop....a shiity one but still being that it is my first baby I want to make sure its running fine as rain without any problems .

Im currently using avast virus protection .
CCleaner for basic things like problems and little bugs that need fixing .

but today while going through my files I noticed my D drive was almost completely filled to the brim. apparently its a recovery drive. now I dont have many pictures on my laptop just of me and my partner but even then they are saved onto a USB so i cant loose them and then deleted from my computer fully. im going to d the same with all of my music as well. which is well over 400 odd songs or so.

iv clicked properties on it and looked at everything but i figured before i start mucking around in this thing let me ask the people who know computers like the back of their hands .So what can I do to it ? and please a step by step and someone who might even be able to talk me through this . I have skype if that helps .

i only have two drives . my C drive ( i will never touch that iv herd some scary things from that drive like a total crash and such. ) and my recovery D drive .I dont think i have to consider this a drive but i also have a cd drive too .

HP 14" Butterfly Blossom G4-2149se Designed Laptop PC with AMD A6-4400M Accelerated Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium

Answer:Recovery drive is filled , how can i clean it up or make more space ?

Welcome to sevenforums! The recovery drive is by design, just large enough to hold the OS and programs that came from the manufacturer. It is best to leave it alone. If you have a large amount of space on the C drive, you can shrink it in disk management and create a partition to store your personal data, keeping the OS partition as clean as possible. You can find how-to instructions in our tutorial section.

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So here my situation; I built my own PC last year and I've done several OS upgrades in that time frame. First I started with windows 7 basic which I then promptly upgraded to 7 ultimate because my university offered upgrades for $7. I then upgraded to 8 when it first came out and then 8.1 too. I put a new SSD in my PC and copied all my 8.1 data on to it I then turned the old SSD in to a second boot drive for OS X. I?m having problems with 8.1. I wanted to create a repair drive to hopefully root out and fix whatever is causing windows explorer to crash. It?s not a virus I've made sure of that. I have a feeling whatever caused this happened when I upgraded to 8.1 and then copied over the SSD. i also have no idea what my product key is for 8.1 pro i just found the email microsoft sent me with my windows 8 key if that helps but i have no disc.

when i followed the instructions to make a recovery drive it told me that some of the required files are missing and to use a windows installation disc or media which is a problem because all my windows 8 upgrades have been done online. what do you guys suggest?

also my PC currently doesn't have a disc drive i removed it because i only ever used it to install windows 7 basic(i think).

Answer:required files missing cant make a recovery drive

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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I just received my new x230 and want to make a recovery disc before loading it up.  I'd like to do this using a flash drive but I've seen conflicting information as to whether this will work properly (i.e. ,some on this forum say  dvd is needed).  My questions are:1. Can I make a reliable recovery disc on a flash drive?2. How large should the drive be?Thanks in advance for helping me out with this.













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Answer:Can I make a recovery disc on a flash drive for my x230 W7?

1. yes2. 1x16 gb (the real size is about 11 gb - WinRE, the system, Lenovo drivers and sw, 3rd party sw)

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I just bought a used HP 6910p and it came with the 'original' OS, etc. CDs (or so I thought).
I wanted to do a clean XP Install and when I start to load from the CD it tells me it cannot find a hard drive.
It looks like the XP CD does not have the SATA drivers on it.
I can boot the system from the HD - can I 'create' a XP install CD from the HD with all the correct drivers, etc. on it?

If there is a step-by-step doc or instructions on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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

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i have windows 7 home basic 64 Bit OS in My Hp pavilion G-1020 model.i shrink 150 GB memory from 320 GB of C drive. it shows the unallocated file - 150 GB.so how to make drive from this unallocated hard disk..please advice me.reply me On [email protected]

Answer:how make drive from unllocated hard disk

Welcome Sakil89

Right click on the unallowcated partition & select Format

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I have a Dell 8700 desktop with Windows 10.  I have been trying to make a Recovery Drive through SupportAssist using  a 32GB SanDisk USB and also tried a 16GB Lexar USB.  Trying both USB's on all available USB ports, SupportAssist tells me that my USB is not the necessary 8GB. The USB ports all work when connected to an external hard drive, so the problem seems to be in recognizing the size of USB's.   Thus, I am unable to make a Recovery Drive.  Help please.

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Hi.
I wrote this thread in "performance and maintenance section" so I had to create another one here. Sorry.

I have a text file on my portable hard disk (WD 250 GB) named urgenttttttttttt.txt
you would have already assumed how important this file would be and it is updated daily. The size of the file is 545 kb which is HUGE for a notepad. I opened the file 3 days ago and it gives me an error:

"cannot open the K:\Mainnnnnnnnnnn\usb\urgenttttttttttt.txt file
make sure a disk is in the drive you specified"

There are many text documents in my hard disk and many even in the same folder but every document is fine but there is a problem in this particular file. I recovered this file using shadow explorer but the recovered file is 518kb in size and many new things i wrote in the notepad are GONE. I have some private text in the document or i would have uploaded it on some site for you. I am unable to copy or move this file to other folders.

There is another error related to this, I deleted an iso file that was in the same portable hard disk by mistake (even from recycle bin) and tried to recover it using "disk digger" (best recovery software for huge files!!). But I get an error which I have never seen before..

"There was an error while reading from the disk: Data error (Cyclic Redundancy error). How would you like to proceed" and no option works out.

I searched google for this error and i came to know that it c... Read more

Answer:Text document error: make sure a disk is in the drive you specified

I assume that you were trying to read the file directly from the external drive. What happens if you copy the file to an internal drive first? If Explorer won't let you copy, try dropping to a command prompt (Win+R, run cmd.exe) and running "xcopy K:\Mainnnnnnnnnnn\usb\urgenttttttttttt.txt c:\ /C". Replace c:\ with another destination if you wish. The /C switch tells it to ignore errors.

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My Computer Will Not Boot. The Boot.ini File Is Corrupt And I Have Tried Using The Windows Cd To Repair But When It Gets To Examining The Drive It Just Sits There.... Anybody Please Helpt
 

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I have windows 10 and i want to dual boot into windows 7, but i want to use my external hard drive as a local disk in windows 7Idk what i did but i went on command prompt and used diskpart and formatted my hard drive into ntfsAnd its taking so long to formatPls help

Answer:How to Make my external hard drive into a local disk

Windows will not boot from an external without a sledgehammer and a full day of tweaking so your wasting your time...

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My usb opticle drive went south and I hardly ever use it so I figured this out and thought it might help someone else. First you need a 1GB SD card or thumb drive and a usb hard drive.Next go into your bios setup and move all usb and card slots to the top of the boot order under "Boot" menu.Next google and download the free Macrium Refex Backup software.Next follow these instructions.  http://www.macrium.com/blog/2008/09/23/HowToCreateABootableLinuxUSBStick.aspxComplete process with backup takes about half an hour and no high tech knowledge required.It works great and rescue SD boots right up from the SD card slot on the front. Make your Macrium image backups on a usb hard drive.  This can be moved to a new hard drive if the old one fails and it will have an exact image of the original.

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I have this idea however I don't know if you can do it. What i want to do is to make my Hard Disk Drive as my My Music folder: Whenever you click or go into My Music, it will act as a shortcut and head straight to the Hard Disk Drive. The reason for this is so I have a Hard Disk Drive full of music while my original HDD has all the other stuff. Also My Music is a special windows folder so I would like to keep that if possible when doing this. I hope anyone can answer this question. Thank you.
 

Answer:How do you make a Hard Disk Drive as my My Music folder?

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Due to various rement programs and fear of viruses, I would like to wipe clean the "C" drive and restore the system to its original out-of-box settings using either the "D" partition or the system produced recovery disks.

Answer:Clean C Drive & reinstall Vista from Recovery Drive D / Disk

You can use either. Make sure to save any thing of value to you on cds/dvds. Then just follow on screen prompts and that's it.

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

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

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

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Hello, I have 4 hard disk drives in my system, 3 Seagate (2 320GB, 1TB) and 1 Western Digital (1 160GB). One of the drives (the 160gb) is running very hot constantly (60C on average) and is also labeled as a "System" drive in Disk Management because it was once my original boot drive years ago. I want to take this drive offline because I fear it will eventually die and leave me to unable access Windows 7 without mucking with something.

I want to remove that from the drive and put it on the Boot drive, which is one of the 320GB drives but I also want to make C: (my OS drive) disk 0 but it is disk 1. I cannot format H: (the 160gb WD) yet there is nothing else but an emaciated/gutted XP install with several files which I cannot remove at any cost.

What would I have to do to get myself in working order to my specifics?

Answer:Make boot drive disk 0 AND set system attribute, remove from H:

Hi Glaice

You could take a reading at the links below

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

To make drive 1 to Drive 0 unplug all the hard drives but the one you want to be drive 0 and do a startup repair for it to be a boot drive.

Can you upload an image of your disk management

Link below will show you how

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I recently moved my computer to a new office space and had to disconnect my external hard drive, which is a Western Digital My Book WD250. Upon reconnnecting it to the computer, Windows XP suddenly does not recognize the drive. The drive does not appear on "My Computer" nor do any of my links to the drive or shortcuts appear.

When I click on my shortcuts I receive the following message:

"Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available".​
I've researched numerous solutions and one of them worked. I removed all of the USB cables from the computer and hard drive, and then in exact sequence connected the power to the My Book, connnected the USB cable to the computer and re-booted. Upon rebotting the computer suddenly recognized the drive and I opened up various folders and all of my information was still intact. Viola! It worked. Just to make sure all of my files were intact and to cofirm that the My Book was working properly I opened various files and thought the issue was resolved, but here is where it get confusing and where I could you use advice:

Everything was going fine until I hooked up my iPod to download some new songs from my external hard drive. After launching iTunes I went to click on a song, but iTunes would not play the song and gave me an error message that the folder/file was missing asking me if I would look for it. It took me to the exact folder in my hard drive where my media files are locate... Read more

Answer:XP does not recognize External Drive &amp;quot;make sure that the disk is properly ins

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I have a Sony Vaio VGC-LT25E with Vista Home premium. I had installed Fedora 13 and lost Vista. Now I have no operating system.
I have no C: drive, instead I have an X: drive
I can't reinstall Vista from recovery disks. I've tried everything.
I can only access the command prompt which reads: X:\Windows\system32>
chkdsk does not work.
FixBoot does not work.
DISKPART shows: Disk 0, online status, size 466gb, free 433 gb
Partition 1, Primary, size 29GB, offset 1024 KB
Partition 2, Primary, size 4000MB, offset 29GB
Volume 0, Ltr C, label - none, FS - RAW, Type - partition, size 4000mb, status healthy
Volume 1, ltr D, label - nong, FS - none, Type DVD-ROM, size, 0B, Status - no media (this is the Recovery Disk)
Partition 1
type: 83
Hidden: yes
active: no
Partition 2
type: 07 (was 82, I changed it)
Hidden: mo
active: yes

I need this to boot both Windows and Fedora as I am an online student. Please help. I am getting very behind in classes. Help is appreciated.
 

Answer:C: drive now X: drive No recognized file sys, Recovery disk no help

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