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Ideapad 120S cannot create recovery drive

Question: Ideapad 120S cannot create recovery drive

Brand new Ideapad 120S purchased last Friday.Just got around to powering up. Went into Windows 10 to create a recovery drive and get the common non-descript error "A problem ocurred while creating the recover drive". First I used a 16GB PNY in the rightUSB port.Second I tried a 32GB SanDisk in the left USB port. What do I do now? The laptop appears to be working.

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Preferred Solution: Ideapad 120S cannot create recovery drive

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I have seen that on older models with emmc drive, there was an available m.2 slot on the motherboard where you could put in an m.2 drive. Can you do that in the ideapad 120s? I have the 11 inch model with emmc drive soldered to the motherboard. Thank you.

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I am a new owner of a Ideapad 120S purchased yesterday on Black Friday.I have mostly owned Dell laptops previously. I am guessing that when I power the laptop the first thing I need to do is create a backup on a USB flash drive. Any gotchas I should know about?    

Answer:new owner of Ideapad 120S

Yep, backing up is a good practice.  
 
Other than that, you should be good to go.  Enjoy your new machine!

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Hello, Yesterday i bought Ideapad 120S-14IAP and i have a problem with FN key. It does not work at all.  I installed Windows 10 Pro x64 , after that,  i installed all drivers from lenovo website. Windows is up to date.I tried a usb stick with Ubuntu 16.04  and FN works perfectly.  Seems to be a driver problem.I thought it was a fail driver. I dont know. PS. In BIOS is enabled FN key.     

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Hi, i have a new lenovo ideapad 120s i just install win 10 pro but mai shortcuts key for volum, brightness, airplane mode, etc. is not working even when i press FN key +F1, F2,F3......etc. If some one knows to help me

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I brought my laptop less than 2 weeks ago and earlier today I couldn't use my keyboard I have no idea why as i haven't been into my settings. Are there anyway my keyboard would work again. Is it frozen please I would try  anything that could help thanks Best regards 

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

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

hi patriot925th,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

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

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

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

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

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Nowhere in the documentation, web site is any info about what kind of controller and hence what size SD cards this model is supporting.Even Lenovo tech support doesn't know that info!I am really hesitant to buy a SDXC card of +32GB only to find out it supports on SDHC cards, thus limited to 32GB... thanks for any useful info, Ralf

Answer:What kind of SD card controller is in a Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11AIP? SDHC or SDXC compatible?

Hi ITWorxLA,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As per system overview :
IO port: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
 
Platform specification:
One microSD Card slot, supports up to 2TB
 
Usually there would be stickers on the box or laptop to indicate the format it also supports.
You can try to find/borrow  a spare 32GB SDXC to test first before purchase.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi,
I bought a y510p preinstalled with Win 8.1. All I did was I swtiched from HDD to SSD using Samsung tool (that migrates one-to-one to SSD).
Now when I want to use OKR it says that it cannot create backup.
In fact, I wasn't able to do it also before migration
 
There was a major win8 upgrade right after I purchased the PC - could that lead to OKR disfunction?
 
Anyways - I have purchased the laptop with OS and now I can't use the purchased function. This is sort of disappointing.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Moderator Note; subject edited.

Answer:One Key Recovery ideapad y510p Can't create Backup

Rihards wrote:Hi,I bought a y510p preinstalled with Win 8.1. All I did was I swtiched from HDD to SSD using Samsung tool (that migrates one-to-one to SSD).Now when I want to use OKR it says that it cannot create backup.In fact, I wasn't able to do it also before migration There was a major win8 upgrade right after I purchased the PC - could that lead to OKR disfunction? Anyways - I have purchased the laptop with OS and now I can't use the purchased function. This is sort of disappointing. Any suggestions? Moderator Note; subject edited.AFAIK the use of a migration tool or cloning will only transfer/copy the os to the new disk. So this does not include the okr program. If you did not erase or wipe the orignal hdd you can still make a backup of the factory os or make a okr usb flash drive so that you will be able to use your new ssd with okr functioning.

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

Answer:Guide - Create Recovery Media for an Ideapad S10

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

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Hi, Just become a lenovo ultrabook owner, U410. 1TB HDD, 32SDD and 8MB RAM.  Had it one day and still getting to grips with windows 8. Anyway, I can't seem to find an option to create the recovery disks. I have plugged in a writtable DVD USB drive which windows sees. I shutdown, use the one key recovery button and boot into recovery mode. I don't get an option to create recovery disks,  Restore from initial backupREstore from users backup If I use recovery in windows I only get the options to backup to an image file or restore from an image file. Has anyone had this problem.? I have looked online and at the user manuals http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/u310_u410_ug_en.pdf The above suggests that the recovery disk option should be there, when it isn't Thanks in advance Rob 

Answer:U410 ideapad - No create recovery disk option

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How can I create a USB stick for system recovery for a 110S-11IBR laptop running Windows 10? When I start the system with the Novakey it offers a menu to restore from a system image, but no option to create an image. When I use the Novakey from within Windows 10 nothing happens. The "Onekey Recovery" software that is mentioned at many places apparently is not installed. Neither the icon nor any program with this name can be found anywhere on my system. I bought the system only recently (12/17/2016) and have not done anything with it yet that could have deleted that SW. Do I have to download and install it?

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Can you please help me create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad. I just bought it a week ago.













Solved!

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Answer:How to create a system recovery disc on my lenovo Z470 ideapad

Quick howto in the knowledge base, or page 35 in the user's guide:
 
How to create "Factory Default Recovery Disc" with OneKey Recovery
 
Lenovo IdeaPad Z370Z470Z570 User Guide V1.0.pdf
 
Z.

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

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

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





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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.
 

Answer:how to create recovery dvd's from recovery partition mounted as usb-external drive

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My Laptop came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to create system recovery disks. I have a drive labeled RECOVERY (D. How do I create recovery disks from this drive?

Answer:Need to create system recovery disks from RECOVERY (D:) drive

We know nothing about your laptop, so it's hard to say. Who made it?? What model?

You probably have to access some program, either from a choice in your list of programs or through a particular keystroke during the boot process. Look in your list of available programs for something related to recovery or consult your manual.

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This “HowTo” provides information and instruction how to create a USB recovery media flash drive using the Toshiba recovery ISO image files or Toshiba Recovery discs (DVDs)

To create a USB recovery media flash drive, a USB flash drive with at least 16GB disk space is suggested (depends on the size of the ISO images or recovery discs).

Note: Since 2015 the ISO layout has changed and a different procedure must be processed to create the USB media. The new recovery media type can be identified by the names of the ISO files.
More info: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
Is that overkill?

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I'm in the process of moving to an SSD and need to create a backup drive in order to repair the BIOS after transferring everything. However, when I try to create one - the create a recovery drive program won't recognize the flash drive I have connected as a flash drive.

I first tried with a SanDisk Cruzer which apparently had a quirk in that it shows up as a hard drive instead of removable flash drive. That seems to be well documented on forums all over the place and there is no fix.

So, I purchased a cheap 8 GB stick (no brand) and Windows (I'm running 8.1 x64) recognizes it as a removable disk. However, the create a backup utility still won't recognize it. I've found some random fixes that have worked for some (such as plugging it into a different USB port) but nothing has worked for me so far. I've tried doing it with the "copy the recovery partition" option both checked and unchecked.

If there's no solution to this wonderful "quirk" of Windows, then is there something else I can do to repair BIOS? Seems like there's not a fix to my problem out there...

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So as of right now, I tried using HPs recovery software which seems to do the same thing as copying over your entire recovery partition. That didn't work either. However..when I had both USB sticks plugged in the Windows supplied utility recognized the SanDisk Cruzer when I checked the "copy the partition" thing...so this might be solved.

Answer:Create a recovery drive won't recognize flash drive

You might save yourself a lot of aggravation by down loading a free copy of Macrium Reflect, you can make a Disk Image that can be restored to any drive it will fit on. or just copy/clone to your SSD. just make sure your current drive doesn't have more data than will fit on the SSD, Reflect will adjust the C: partition size

The recovery USB needs to work they are not created equal if Reflect doesn't recognize it get another one that will. I can't help you with the other program you are using Reflect is known to work for everyone.

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I have a brand new precision 3510 ( win10 64bit ) and as instructed tried to create a recovery drive through windows.
The problem is that when having the "backup system files to the recovery drive" box checked, the process is stuck at please wait.
When I uncheck the box the usb flash  is found and recovery is created, but the size is only 378 mb and obviously does not contain the system files, making it almost useless.
Any solution?

Answer:not able to create a recovery drive

I think I would start by running a System File Check.  If one of the system files is not accepted it might cause a problem.
Open an administrative command prompt and type the command below.  Let it finish and let us know what response you get.
SFC /scannow
What size USB drive are you using?

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Trying to run create recovery (USB) drive results in a can't create recovery error, deselecting include system files allows for creation of media but apparently this means I won't be able to use it to reinstall Windows 10 or restore from an image backup.
Full error message:
"We can't create a recovery drive" with the added info "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive".
I don't get to the screen to select the USB flash drive. I have a 64 GB formatted USB drive installed.
So far I have tried another USB drive & run SFC. I have also created a Windows 10 restore disc & a full Win 10 install disc but would like to have a recovery drive.
Laptop is HP Pavillion DV9850, original OS Vista, upgraded to Win 8, then 8.1 now 10 & fully upto date, no recovery partition. I do wonder if that's why there's an error as there's nothing to copy the system files from other than the OS.
Any suggestions gratefully received.

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So I've completed the upgrade from 8.1 pro to Windows 10 pro. I want to do a clean install so I went to control panel to create a recovery drive. After clicking next through the first screen it appears to search for eligible drives to backup to (I'm just assuming here, and I do have a 32GB USB drive plugged in), then just gives up and says it can't do it. No explanation of what went wrong. So I guess no clean install for me..

Answer:Can't create recovery drive

I'm having the same problem as well using two different USB drives. I can't seem to find a thread where one has successfully been able to deploy the image onto a USB using the Microsoft Utility.

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Having recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 I have tried to create a recovery drive to go on a USB flash drive. All I get, however, is the message " We can't create the recovery drive. A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive". I have tried a few times without success.

I looked at the Event Log and saw the following which, I believe, is related to the problem: Microsoft-Windows-CAP12. I.D.513. Meaningless to me I'm afraid.

Can anyone shed light on the problem please and show me the way through?

Answer:I cannot create the recovery drive.

Hello Gordon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB instead. It'll also contain windows recovery.

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

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I just got a Inspiron 13 5000 that was giving me the same error message many others were getting. I am using a 32 gig card so I know I had enough room. After trying it twice I decided to reformat my card and update my system hoping that would help. I used the long format not the quick format  After the format I followed the create recovery drive process again and it worked. So I solved my own problem. Try it.

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Is there any way past the message "We can't create the recovery drive" when using Create a Recovery Drive?

It worked for me, once. But since then I've been unable to recreate this trick.
It works if I uncheck "Back up system files to the recovery drive". But since I've already had a few instances of "Critical File Corruption", it seems like a good idea to have a backup of those system files...

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Is there any way past the message "We can't create the recovery drive" when using Create a Recovery Drive?

It worked for me, once. But since then I've been unable to recreate this trick.
It works if I uncheck "Back up system files to the recovery drive". But since I've already had a few instances of "Critical File Corruption", it seems like a good idea to have a backup of those system files...

Answer:We can't create the recovery drive

Hi, You may prefer to simply download an iso and create a bootable medium from that.

And in place of system imaging using Windows 7 Backup and Restore, 3rd party disk imaging is recommended e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage. It's been found more reliable and much more flexible than Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

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I have just bought a HP laptop with W10 on.
I am trying to create a usb recovery drive but is has now stopped twice, saying that it is unable to complete the task.
Any help/suggestions would be gratefully received.
Thank you.

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I've tried sfc / scannow, reinstalling windows, working with windows help desk, and computer manufacturer. Nothing works. I've tried different USB keys always larger than 16 gb. I've searched a lot of Internet sites. Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't create a recovery drive.

Hi,

Can you give us some info like what the exact error message is, error reports from Event Viewer etc ?

Cheers,

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Hi

I'm not sure from the description what the create a recovery drive option does.

Does this make a bootable repair disk, or USB drive, and does it include the files to restore Windows on it or just a disk that lets you access Windows Recovery.

I guess I'm asking what is it that you end up with when you've completed the process?

What I'd like to see is a disk that would not only access recovery but have the files necessary to restore the computer without asking you to "Insert Windows Media Now!" the message that many people, who don't have installation material often get.

Mike

Answer:What does Create a Recovery Drive do?

MikeHawthorne said:

Hi

I'm not sure from the description what the create a recovery drive option does.

Does this make a bootable repair disk, or USB drive, and does it include the files to restore Windows on it or just a disk that lets you access Windows Recovery.

I guess I'm asking what is it that you end up with when you've completed the process?

What I'd like to see is a disk that would not only access recovery but have the files necessary to restore the computer without asking you to "Insert Windows Media Now!" the message that many people, who don't have installation material often get.

Mike



It creates media to reinstall the operating system, usually on an external hard drive or thumb drive.
You have to boot to the recovery drive intentionally.
I'm not sure what the end result is because I've never gone that route, but I'm guessing it would be the likes of a clean install.
It most likely creates a recovery file to access in the system directory. (Super Hidden)

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So I tried to create a recovery drive on my new laptop (Acer V3-772G, Windows 8.1) and got this message:

Quote:




We can't create a recovery drive on this PC.
Some required files are missing.




Then I tried the Acer Recovery Management to "Create Factory Default Backup"
and it said:

Quote:




Hard drive configuration is not set to the factory default. Backup aborted.




I partitioned the hard drive immediately, is this all related to this and just making one big partition again will resolve the issue?

Answer:Create a recovery drive

Just a small update and mods feel free to merge the two posts, I don't think I can edit the first one...

I found someone with the same issue and this worked for him:


Quote:




1. diskpart
2. select disk 0
3. select partition 1
4. assign letter=R
5. exit
6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
7. Try create a recovery disk to see if it works




I get to step "3. select partition 1" fine but at step "4. assign letter=R", I get: "There is is no volume selected". Which volume do I need to select?

So i just checked which volume C: is and selected it but got this message:

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Virtual Disk Service error:
Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed.




Which makes sense....

Disks: HDD and my SD card.
Partitions: Partition 1 is the Recovery partition
Volumes: Dvd drive, C:, ESP volume and SD card

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Win 10 is running fine, but I wanted to create a Recovery Drive just in case.

In the search bar I typed "RecoveryDrive.exe" and pressed enter.
UAC popped up and I replied.
The first recovery screen popped up.
I accepted defaults on screen and selected Next.
Next screen said "Recorvery drive could not be created".
No error message and no further info. Could only click finish.

Screenshots are attached showing the first screen and the second notification of failure.

Any suggestions or solutions appreciated.

Answer:Can't create Recovery Drive

Go to this tutorial: How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10
And read all the way through. You will see this note:






NoteBack up system files to the recovery drive will require that the USB flash drive is large (at least 8-16 GB) enough for this.

Some people are getting a We can't create the recovery drive - A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive error message with Back up system files to the recovery drive checked.

If you have this issue, then leaving Back up system files to the recovery drive unchecked should allow it to successfully create a recovery drive.



But read through just the same

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I've tried sfc / scannow, reinstalling windows, working with windows help desk, and computer manufacturer. Nothing works. I've tried different USB keys always larger than 16 gb. I've searched a lot of Internet sites. Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't create a recovery drive.

Hi,

Can you give us some info like what the exact error message is, error reports from Event Viewer etc ?

Cheers,

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I upgraded my y50-70 win8.1 to win 10 and after that i created recovery disk. Unlike win 8.1 it didn't show me option of copying recovery partiton instead of that there was option of copying system file. If I don't select copy system file option it create only utility disk which cannot be use for recovery so I chose the copy system file option and created recovery disk and when I used it my system was reset to factory default win 8.1.My question is how do I create recovery disk of win 10 so that I I don't hv to upgrade to win 10 and update driver again? Should I delete my recovery partition of hard disk and try it again? 





lenovo Y50-70 win 10 home sl

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I'm running Win 10 Version 1211 (build 10586.11) - i.e. the latest build with the latest update.

I want to create a new recovery drive but when I get to the window that says "Connect a USB Flash Drive" and the process comes to a dead stop.

-I'm using the same 16GB thumb drive that was previously used to create a Win 8.1 recovery drive so it should be good
-The thumb drive appears in File Explorer and I can read and write to the drive so the system sees it

Edit:
I should also mention...
-I have attempted this with and without "include system files" checked.
-I find it interesting that after a thumb drive is inserted, I don't have the icon in my system tray that I would normally select to eject the thumb drive. Nonetheless, I can read and write to the thumb drive. I've inserted the same thumb drives in another computer with Win 10 build 10240 and I get the USB eject icon on my system tray
Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't create recovery drive

From an elevated command prompt ("run as administrator" command prompt) type reagentc /info

Please post results here.

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I want to create a USB Recovery Drive for my Windows 10 PC but so far have been unable to do so. When I click on the button to create a drive I get a message saying 'We can't create the drive now'. No explanation of why, no pointers to what can be done about it.
I have run the scans SFC and DSIM and errors have been repaired but this has not solved the problem, I still get the message that we cannot create the drive.
I have a suitable USB drive ready. It was used for the 8.1 Recovery Drive. When I do get the Drive creation function working will it automatically delete these files or should I format the drive first?

Answer:Cannot create a USB Recovery Drive: We cannot create the drive now

Looks like many are receiving this error: We can't create the recovery drive. A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive. There is a long thread on this at Microsoft Answers with no solution being offered by Microsoft.
A few ideas:
Make sure your Windows 10 is activated.
Try to create the recovery drive after booting in Clean Boot State and see if it works.
If you want to use the recovery drive for only when your PC does not start or to reset it, then uncheck the Back up system files to the recovery drive option and see if you can now create it. But when you uncheck this option, you will not be able to use it to reinstall Windows. It will be useful pnly if Windows 10 does not start or if you need to reset Windows 10. Regarding your question in the last line, you may format and use it. In any case, everything on the USB will get deleted during the creation process.

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Today I tried to create OS Recovery Drive of the Win7 HP 32bit on my Toshiba laptop
The Toshiba "Recovery Media Creator" calculated I will need four 4.75 GB DVDs ... not a problem!

while creating disc #1 the Toshiba builtin tool showed this alert
(copied with Ctrl+C while the alert was the focus)

Code:
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TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
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Failed to open the following file. Q:\!V6_00_03.VRP ( Error Code: 020123-F1-00000000 )
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OK
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The only option during the stalled create drive process was to "abort"
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There is no trace of 020123-F1-00000000 on sevenforums.com so I did a DDG search for 020123-F1-00000000."
... ie, 020123-F1-00000000 at DuckDuckGo

First item on DDG results { toshiba error code 020123-f1-00000000 - Tom's Guide }
took me to toshiba error code 020123-f1-00000000 [Solved] - Laptop Tech Support
"Laptop_Nerd" is of no help at all !
I dont want to (cannot) reinstall Win-7 just yet, it is the ONLY internet PC I have.exposed to the web)

From there I looked at (links from the original "Toms Guide" web page)
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/s/toshib...0123+00000000/
and
How To Fix 00000000 Error?
... offering this ...


I am really out of my depth now, and don't want to risk damaging the original recovery partition.
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I was advised to do this and shown how to do it by the retailer (on a different machine! - go into control panel, klick on recovery drive, etc...) but I get an error message: Can't create a recovery rive on this PC. Soe required files are missing. Use your insallation disco or media. Which I don't have as it came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Bought it today.I want to upgrade to Windows 10 but would also like to keep a recovey drive on USB - what do I need to do to get this. I've been googling and it appears it's not possible due to some Lenovo specific settings? OneKey recovery (4) doesn't give me the option to create recovery device.Any help would be most appreciated!

Answer:H50-50 Desktop can't create a recovery drive on this PC

I dident do a recovery on windows 8 but I manaded to do it on windows 10  just by typing in revovery on the search box and using the one that was on the system , could try that on the win 8

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HiPurchased recently a T440 win8 and upgraded to win8.1 . I follow PDF user guide to create a recovery drive (on page 85) but i have an error message "can't create a recovery drive on this PC" . Also the option 'copy recovery drive to recovery disk' was grey out so i could tick the box ... Can some one advise how to backup system info and OS in case of HDD failure.... PC did not come with backup/recovery disk no manuals, no licence key.... Thx

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hello. I have a 1gb usb drive that I want to install gparted and other tools that can be used to recover Windows7 (and XP) from unbootable problems. so far i have gparted on my list, but what I want to do is install DamnSmallLinux (100mb) as the base OS and install all other linux based windows tools that will fit on this drive on this drive.

is this possible?

thanks

Answer:create recovery tool on 1gb usb drive?

Hello.







Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


Install Windows 7 from USB Pen Drive/External Hard Disk Using Grub4Dos

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My laptop came with W8.0.  I upgraded to W10 home. But I have to rebuild due to a virus. The only way was to restore W8.0 back then go thru the entire upgrade. Does anyone know how to re-create W10 in the recovery partition? This would save a great deal of time since W8.0 is history!

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I created a usb recovery drive in W10 1511, but now have updated to W10 1607 (anniversary update). I want to update my recovery drive to that level, but get an error message that some files are missing and cannot create a recovery drive. How to solve?

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I created a usb recovery drive in W10 1511, but now have updated to W10 1607 (anniversary update). I want to update my recovery drive to that level, but get an error message that some files are missing and cannot create a recovery drive. How to solve?

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I've just bought a 32 GB  usb stick, to create a Windows 10 recovery drive. I checked the option "Backup system files". All seems well, but after a few minutes, Windows comes up with an error message: Unable to create recovery drive. No details about the error whatsoever.
I've also done a sfc /scannow check. No problems found. Any ideas?

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Hello, I recently got an Asus laptop with Windows 8. After installing a few things I thought I should make a recovery drive since the computer didn't come with one. I followed this guide and I had to create the recovery partition following what the guide said as I found that I did not have one. So I continued on after it was done creating it and went ahead to create the recovery drive. It said I needed to have atleast 16gb free on it, and thankfully I purchased one with 32gb so that was alright. Now I have been waiting for it to copy the recovery partition, and it just doesn't seem to be working. I left it on for 6 or so hours last night, and closed the laptop and went to bed without turning it off. This morning I let it run for 2 more hours, and it is just sitting right close to the end without making progress. Now I am curious if I did something wrong, or if I just need to let it sit longer. Any tips on this would be appreciated.

My second question is that I have purchased a 250gb ssd drive for my computer to help speed things up. My plan for this was to get everything ready with a recovery drive, and then switch out the drive the OS is on and switch it out for the ssd, then use the recovery drive to get windows back. Will this all workout this way, or is there something else I should be doing?

Thanks for reading, any advice is much appreciated.
Matt

Answer:Cannot create recovery drive + A few other questions

1) When making a Recovery Drive with
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
if the app stops working as your did, exit the app, & reboot, after reboot start the app, this time app should finish.


2) No, you need to make the OEM Recovery disk.
Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
To make ASUS Recovery disk download BACKTRACKER.

http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS...rt_Download_36







Originally Posted by ASUS


Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

About the Support DVD :
The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.



or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
Essentio Recovery Software

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Hi, I just purchased an Acer E15 model laptop, and I can't seem to create any recovery media using a Lexar 16GB USB 3.0 drive. The entire process is gone through like the recovery creation tool is actually writing to the USB drive, right down to formatting it and having me wait for it to copy over to the thumb drive, but at the very end it says that it failed to create the drive. I haven't been able to find any references to this problem for Win10, though I did find a bugfix that was posted for Win8.1. So I am wondering if that bugfix would work in my case even though I'm on Win10. Otherwise... how can I either obtain or create a recovery drive?

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Note to Mods: If this is not the appropriate forum please feel free to move it ...(I'm new here) ... Thanks

I recently bought a Dell Windows 8 desktop. I upgraded the desktop to Windows 8.1. I want to create a recovery drive using a DVD rather than a flash drive. (I understand Microsoft wants you to create recovery onto a flash drive rather than a DVD. Not sure why.)

I found several places on the net which discuss just how create recover onto a DVD. They suggest that I do a search on "Windows 7 file" and this will display an option to click on "Windows 7 File Recovery" ... and that will lead me through the steps to create my recovery onto a DVD.

Problem is "Windows 7 File" is not found. How do I get this onto my Windows 8.1 system?

Hope this makes sense........ Thanks for your help.

Answer:Can't create recovery drive on DVD using Windows 8.1

Windows System image has been moved to File History.

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

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I'm trying to create a recovery drive on the Twist I just received but, when I go to do so I receive the following error: "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can't start, use your Windows installation disc or media" The computer did not come with recovery media but has recovery partitions that aren't assigned drive letters. I called support and told them it wouldn't work and they didn't even try to troubleshoot. Instead they attempted to look up a part number for the recovery discs, which they could not find. Has anyone else run into this or a similar problem? I'm also not able to even create a repair disc, when I attempt to do so I receive the following error:Windows was unable to parse the requested XML data. 

Answer:Twist - Create a recovery drive.

Hey there dann,
 
What version of Windows 8 are you using? It appears you may need to the Window 8 disc to be able to create the recovery drive because it needs files that are not on your system. I found those part numbers for the Windows 8 recovery media for you.
 
04T7196 - Win 8 64 Bit US
04T7223 - Win 8 Pro 64 Bit US
 
Additional part numbers can be found here for all system parts and recovery media for you the Twist (s230u). If you contact service back they should be able to get the media sent to you. Good Luck.





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Hi there

what sort of B/S is this -- surely a product this near to RTM (build 10240) should have an option to create a RECOVERY drive.

I'd just LOVE to lock some of those I.T managers into a room with no Restrooms (WC's / bogs etc) with some users who could sit down together and FIX this stuff until it was ALL 100% working -- certainly BASIC functionality like this should be second nature --if you can't guarantee either the integrity of your OS or the possibility of recovery --then what on earth are those managers getting paid for.

I know I can restore an image --I wanted to test Recovery which is what a typical user might do if their system doesn't boot.

Any ideas --build 10240.


Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Ms you are going BONKERS -- Can't create recovery drive !!!!!!!

It is free, beta, pre-release software.

Microsoft has never said 10240 was RTM, only some of their loose cannons may have implied it.

It is a lookalike with a plausible, but meaningless EULA, but nonetheless pre-release which will be a few days away on the 29th.

It is full of bugs and still has developer code which you might expect in beta software.

Report the failings to the Insider feedback, Microsoft Answers or Technet, if you want them to do something about it, but don't be surprised if it works no better than the stuff that we have been using for years as fully paid up Windows Operating systems, which still do not do all that we expect them to do. Windows backup springs to mind as we transitioned from 7 to 8.

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i accidently deleted the recovery drive of my hp laptop. please tell me how to create it again. is there any way to recover that? actually i was trying to update the recovery because i had to go for windows as well as other updates after recovery so while doing so i deleted it from the recovery manager.

Answer:How to create new recovery drive in hp laptop

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cac...It is amazing how much support HP provide, maybe you should try it ??"If it is critical to reclaim some of the storage space on the hard disk drive, HP recommends that you create the set of operating system recovery discs before making any changes. In the event of a hard drive failure, use the recovery discs to recovery the PC to the original operating condition."

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i hav recovery media in my pc bt i want to store my windows 7 into DVDs. how can it possible. nd my window is corrupted how can i reinstall window 7 from recovery media........

Answer:Create W7 Install DVD from Recovery Drive

Here are some links that may help.http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140...http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?...http://lifehacker.com/5793427/how-t...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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Brand new yesterday Inspiron3668 desktop.
Following advice from Dell to create a recovery drive.
Using a new unused 32GB USB drive. I connect the USB (formatted FAT32) and select Next in the create recovery drive window (Back up system files to the recovery drive is left ticked).
Green bar moving across the "Please wait" window for a few minutes.
Next message is The drive must be able to hold at least 16 GB, and everything on the drive will be deleted.
The Next button at the bottom is greyed out, leaving me with the only option of cancelling.What am I doing wrong please?Any ideas fixes etc. gratefully received.

Answer:Windows 10 Recovery Drive. Can't create one.

Hi johnvictor,Thanks for posting.Here's some information you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2w7Y2Dwhttp://dell.to/2w8ljoL

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So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.













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Answer:Create a Recovery Drive vs. Bootable OKR drive

weregoingunion wrote:So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.Since you have both, the usb okr recovery program and the windows usb recovery program I suggest you test them yourself in a BLANK h... Read more

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What are the differences between these two methods? Does win8's native method back up only window's system files? and OneKey recovery method back up entire C disk? Per help doc from win8's "create a recovery drive", it looks like by default Win8 preinstalls a hidden partition on HDD with preinstalled recovery image, and when user creates recovery drive, Win8 will copy the preinstalled recovery image to target backup storage. Is my understanding correct? I tried win8's "create a recovery drive", it said it needs at least 16G space on target USB drive. I tried OneKey recovery, it said it needs 90G space. Does this mean OneKey recovery would backup all files under my C drive? If I just use win8's method, would I have problem if I have to restore the system on a new HDD if the old HDD was dead? Thanks,

Answer:differences between OneKey recovery and win8's "create a recovery drive"? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Regarding your questions:
1. The difference between OneKey Recovery and "Create a recovery drive" are as follows:
 
OneKey Recovery (OKR)
- can be triggered by clicking the OneKey Recovery inside the OS or by pressing the OKR Button.
- running the recovery triggers the hidden factory default image preloaded in the drive
- using OKR's System Backup method backsup the system partition only (eg. Drive C:\). If you have many files on the drive, you will need an external drive to save the backup.
 
Recovery Drive
- needs to be created within the OS. Can only be triggered by booting from the USB drive.
- on an OEM PC, this requires at least 16GB as it copes the hidden factory default image from the HDD for a full factory restore. Otherwise, 4GB will be enough to create a system repair disc.
 
More info:
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8.0
How to Create a Recovery USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 and 8.1
 
2. There are reports that you can't use the recovery drive with a blank HDD (like in this thread) but ideally, the recovery drive can be used to restore on a blank HDD as discussed in this article.
 
 
Regards

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My T61 comes with only CD-RW/DVD. So if I make recovery disc, instead of creating 5-8 CDs, can I make recovery disc to external DVD drive? So only 1 DVD is enough?Thanks for answer.Jasper

Answer:Create Recovery Disc to External DVD Drive?

I haven't tried it, but it shouldn't be a problem. After the function has gathered the infos it needs it will ask which device it should write to, you should be able to select the usb drive.
Please note, the first disc needs to be a cd as boot cd, then you can create a recovery dvd.

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Hi,

I've got two machines, a desktop and a Laptop, both running Windows 10. I am wondering if I can create a single bootable USB recovery drive adequate for restoring both systems. Or do I need to make TWO USB drives for that purpose.

edwin

Answer:How to create a single USB recovery drive for TWO machines

If you are talking about making a system image, this is a exact copy of your drive/partition. Since there may be different programs/settings on each machine, it might be best to make 2 separate ones, since each one will be unique to each machine.

System Image - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums






A system image is an exact copy of a drive or partition which can be used to restore your PC to the state it was in at the time the image was made. By default, a system image only includes the drives that Windows requires to run, including Windows 10 itself, your system settings, programs, and files. You may also include any other drive in the image if you wish. When you restore your computer from a system image it is a complete restoration, you cannot choose individual items to restore and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced with the contents of the system image.

This tutorial will show you how to create a system image backup in Windows 10 to be able to use to restore the contents of your computer back to the state it was in when the system image was created if your hard drive fails or your computer ever encounters problems.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to create a system image.

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Yesterday i have upgraded my HP Envy 15-201TX Laptop from W8.1 to W10. As this is the genuine version of Windows which is only available for 1 Year so I wanted to have a Recovery Disk/Partition. So i deleted the old Recovery Partition(:D) which contained W8.1 given by HP and tried to create a Recovery Partition by myself using Windows Recovery Tool but i'm not able to do it, an error appears everytime i try do it "A Problem occurred while creating the Recovery Drive."
Steps are as follows: Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive
I have checked "Backup System Files to Recovery Drive".

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Running upgraded Win 10 Pro X64. Tried to create a recovery drive but it doesn't work.

Ran DISM and SFC yesterday and both ran clean. I'll try them again now and see what happens.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
SFC /scannow

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i had just updated my win10 (all new updates also). anr now i want to create a backup dvd or drive so that i can just restore my windows to current position as an when i want. means i didnt want to download n install all these fucking updates again n again whenever i reinstall windows10. plz suggest me which option is better for me. either backup or create recovery drive?

Answer:backup vs create recovery drive in win10

Recovery drive is useless.
See my reply to another thread here

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Can't create a Recovery Drive with System files. I get the error msg "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive" so I created one without the System Files. I want to get on the list so; hopefully, Microsoft, will have a fix soon and I can get a good Recovery Drive. The Windows 10 upgrade installed clean and all my applications are running fine so I figured it would be a good time to make a Recovery Drive. I have Backup running to a LAN disk but as I understand it, that only backs up user files.

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

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My computer, Lenovo, gives me the message that it cannot a recovery drive because " a problem occurred while creating the recovery drive." How can I solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot create Recovery Drive for reinstalling Windows 10

I can go through these logs for clues.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gifNote: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). The logs are large, upload them using Zippy ( No account/registration needed ) or upload to a site of your choosing. Give us the links please.http://www.zippyshare.com/Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gifmessage edited by Johnw

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I have an HP Mini 110 and I want to create a recovery flash drive using whatever is on the hard drive now. I've read all kind of different articles and posts on this but can't find one which tells me how to use what's on the computer to do this. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive and the OS is XP SP3.

Answer:How do I create XP recovery on flash drive for an HPmini

Drelectron,

The hard work is done - The recovery partition is your image so all you need to do is use that and get it over on to a USB device. I usually use my own images and for this you'll want BartPE.

Give it a Google and see what you can do!

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













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Answer:Create Recovery Media Windows 8 without USB drive

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





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Ok I bought my ATC-10-UR-10 last year when Windows XP support was ending.  The system had Windows 8.1 on it. I just did the free upgrade to windows 10.  Now when I first got my PC, it wanted me to create a Recovery USB.  I did that as soon as I got the PC. I want to create ANOTHER since I upgraded to Windows 10. Do I use the tool described on this page on Acer's website?   But my question, will this create a recovery USB that includes Windows 10?  Or will it be pulling from some SECRET folder on my hard drive with all the stuff from the original installation of Windows 8.1 that came with the PC? Again, I already did that MONTHS and MONTHS ago!  

Answer:Windows 10: Create a USB Recovery Drive using Acer...

that video is only for system with windows 10 from factoryif you want to create a factory Acer recovery on your system, it will always be with windows 8.1; since your system came with windows 8.1 from factoryyou can create a windows 10 recovery/installation media, using Microsoft creation tool, but it will a vanilla version (no Acer software or drivers but you can download them from Acer support website) http://community.acer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Windows-10-Installation-Recovery-Media-Creation-and-Use/...if you don't want to re-install everything from scratch (drivers/software and personal data), you can create a system image (hard disk copy) on an external support (USB HDD) and then load this image using the windows 10 recovery/installation media http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5495-system-image-create-windows-10-a.html

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Hi all, I bought for xmas an acer aspire one d257-1880. It doesnt come with a boot or installation cd. Id like to have one since A- im not good with computer B- ill install windows 7 premium and C- if I change the hard drive or something happens Id like to feel secure by having it.NOw I have usb keys (4gb) and hard drive 500gb with half of it empty. How can I create such a cd or image or usb installation file...HOpe you understand HOw come we fork 300$ and they cant give it to us«Manufacturer: GatewayModel: 702GEOS: Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionCPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MBVideo Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset FamilySound Card: Realtek High

Answer:Create recovery CD or boot Win 7 netbook without CD drive

What good are recovery disks if you don't have a CD drive? Read the manual and follow the instructions on how to make back ups.

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please view this screen shothttp://w1funurl.webs.com/whynot-hdd...to make a recovery on DVDs is no problem ,but if I choose to make the image recovery on hard drive ,then ( next ) is grayed out , why ? how can I make it so it creates the image recovery on my hard drive ?why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?

Answer:windows recovery -will not let me create on hard drive

Where is says "On a hard disk" does the drop down arrow on the right reveal any choices?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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

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After upgrading to Win 8.1 and trying to create the usb recovery drive, I get this error: "We can't create a reccovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.To trouble shoot problems when your PC starts,use your window installation disk or media" Can some give me a hint as to how to solve this?Thx.  













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Answer:Can't Create USB Recovery Drive after Win 8.1 upgrade on Lenovo Twist

Has anyone found a solution to this??

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A tiny USB flash drive is easier to carry and safe from sratches or breaking.   Will it work, and how many gigs does the drive need to be?   Also, how many recovery media's can be created from the same computer? 

Answer:Can the Create Recovery Media be installed on a USB Flash Drive..

It depents on what do you want to create. If you create a Factory Recovery Media, maybe 2/3 DVDS. So, can be 8.6 GB/12.9 GB aproximately. The best thing you can do is create a DVD set (if you create it twice, better).





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I just bought myself a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. After switching it on and going through the initial setup, one of the first actions I want to do is to create me a recovery drive (on a USB stick).

So I start the Recovery Drive wizard but after a minute or so of "Please wait..." I get:
"We can't create the recovery drive
A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive"

Hallo, Microsoft? WTF is this supposed to mean? Why can't I create me such a safety net on a brand new plain vanilla SP4? I haven't done or installed anything, yet, that could possible interfere with that process. So why is this not working as one would expect?

And why is there not the slightest hint WHY this is not working or what kind of error occurred here and what one could possibly do to fix this?

Answer:Brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - can't create a Recovery Drive!?!

I hate those generic error messages without any explanation or error code

Meanwhile, did you try another USB drive just in case?

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I cannot boot up on my Z710 and failed to make a recovery disc.  I bought the same exact drive it came with, so that I can clone over from the original, since I can still see everything ok (was able to make a backup of data using a drive dock).   I have a Cirago external dual drive dock that supports disk cloning, and using Norton Ghost v15.0 I was able to make a drive copy.  The only issue is that is did not copy the first 3 small system partitions:  1000MB recovery, 260MB EFI system, and 1000MB OEM partition. Q1: Is there another way to create a recovery disc without using Windows (just the files on the drive)?Q2: Is there another tool that will clone everything over better than Norton, or is there some other step I missed in doing this in Norton? Thanks in advance for any help! 

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Not that computer savvy but can get some help to do it.
Would like to create a restore drive, cd, dvd, etc .in case this machine gets corrupted severely and would need the drive wiped clean.
How to find out how large of a hard drive , or thumb drive to get,
How to do it.
Does it save all the files and favorites places.

Answer:recover, create recovery disc or hard drive

I think what you are looking for is a full backup of your computer in case something goes wrong.
Is this what you want to do?

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I cannot make a set of recovery DVDs because drive C: is low on disk space. Drive C is a 128GB SSD, so there isn't much space to begin with. I do have external USB drives. Can I use an external USB drive to make recovery DVDs?Thanks, . . . JBrush

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery DVDs Low Drive C: Disk Space

Hi, JBrush
 
The space left on your C: drive should not influence whether you can make recovery DVDs. Which program are you using to make recovery media? Also, can you take a screenshot of the error message that you are receiving and post it here?
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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I just purchased a Yoga Pro 3 laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 10.  I always like to make a USB recovery drive with my new computers.  For some reason the Recovery Media Creator feature with Windows 10 on this laptop will not allow me to make one stating:  "A problem occured while creating the recovery drive."  Any ideas on how to do so????  Thank you!

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Is it required to first create an Active Partition on the USB flash drive, within Windows 7, before creating "Factory Recovery Disks" on a USB flash drive - FOR THE X220? I've carefully looked at the X220 User Guide and it makes no mention of it.  Yet, I came across a web page on this site explaining how to create an active partition prior to making recovery media.  However, it does NOT reference the X220 as an affected computer and I wonder if the active partition happens automatically on the X220.

Answer:X220 "Create Recovery Media" on USB flash drive

I had asked the same question 2weeks back but did not get a single reply. I have read all the three posts that mention this issue but does not seem to register any answers. Sad

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I just bought myself a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. After switching it on and going through the initial setup, one of the first actions I want to do is to create me a recovery drive (on a USB stick).

So I start the Recovery Drive wizard but after a minute or so of "Please wait..." I get:
"We can't create the recovery drive
A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive"

Hallo, Microsoft? WTF is this supposed to mean? Why can't I create me such a safety net on a brand new plain vanilla SP4? I haven't done or installed anything, yet, that could possible interfere with that process. So why is this not working as one would expect?

And why is there not the slightest hint WHY this is not working or what kind of error occurred here and what one could possibly do to fix this?

Answer:Brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - can't create a Recovery Drive!?!

I hate those generic error messages without any explanation or error code

Meanwhile, did you try another USB drive just in case?

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My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

So how can I format this C Drive when

Any help much appreciated ....................................
 

Answer:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
 

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My Thinkpad T420 hard drive crashed in a really bad way. I can't load windows (7) and windows repair says it can't help me. I removed my hard drive and put it in a usb enclosure and connected it to a different pc. I can see the recovery folder/drive and my data drive as two different drives in "my computer". What I'm trying to figure out is if there's a way I can create the Win7 recovery discs this way, through what is now an external hard drive. The backup PC I'm using is XP, but I can get another Win7 PC if that makes a difference. TIA!

Answer:Can I create recovery disks using my laptop HD as external drive?

No





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Accidentally I have formatted the drive while trying to reinstall Windows 8 in my system.Can anybody create and send me a recovery drive? I have tried OneKey Recovery but since my system does not have any recovery image it cannot be recovered. I think a Windows 8 recovery drive can resolve my issue. If I get a recovery drive (zipped or iso format) then I'll create a boot drive with my usb drive and can restore Windows in my system. Please refer to the "Create the recovery drive" section of this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive Please note that the hidden partitions are there and I'm sure that a recovery drive will work.

Answer:Ideapad P400 Recovery drive

moincse wrote:Accidentally I have formatted the drive while trying to reinstall Windows 8 in my system.Can anybody create and send me a recovery drive? I have tried OneKey Recovery but since my system does not have any recovery image it cannot be recovered. I think a Windows 8 recovery drive can resolve my issue. If I get a recovery drive (zipped or iso format) then I'll create a boot drive with my usb drive and can restore Windows in my system. Please refer to the "Create the recovery drive" section of this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-driveSince you have formatted the hdd, IMO, a windows 8 Recovery drive can't be used to install windows.

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Hi all,

I have a 13inch Satellite U400.
Due to problems with my Softkeys, illumination and hibernate status (any help on thos would be useful too) I want to create a recovery DVD with the Toshiba recovery disc creator.

The thing is: it starts when I have a CD-Rom in the DVD drive, but as soon as I put a DVD in (which is required) it gives me an errormessage that says something like " A different application uses this drive or no recording drives where found in the laptop. Error code 0D00E4-F0-00000000).

My DVD-drive is working properly, I can play movies and the drivers and status is ok too.
I have noticed, that the errorcode changes, but I don't know how to get the recovery disk creator going.

What can I do? Change something in the registry?
I don't know what happened to my notebook, I bought it a couple of months ago - new. I guess, resetting everything would bring my softkeys, illumination and hibernate status back.

So, if anyone nows how to work at least one of the problems out, please give me advice.

Thanks in advance,

wiglip

Answer:Satellite U400 - unable to create recovery disk - bad DVD-drive?

Hi

Did you create virtual CD/DVD drives with such special software? If yes, remove the software completely. Furthermore if you have installed burning programs you should check if they will started on Windows start up and if yes, disable the start up. Therefore go to start > run > msconfig > start up. There you can disable the start up of the burning programs (for example Nero, CD Burner XP, etc.).

And what DVDs do you use for burning? I have good experience with Verbatim DVD-R and TDK disks. These are high quality disks and you should try it too!

Last but not least you should remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This is always advisable with problems of the CD/DVD drive:
1) Run Regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit)
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3) In the right pane, delete the "UpperFilters" key, and delete the "LowerFilters" key.
4) Reboot.

According your problem with the illumination keys you should try to reinstall the Toshiba Value Added Package. This controls the illumination buttons, FN keys and other special function on your notebook. I had a similar issue with illumination buttons my Qosmio F50 and I posted something about this in the Qosmio forum that you should try it too!!!
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=165724

Good luck! :)

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I have been trying to create a Windows 10 recovery drive with Back up system files to the recovery drive checked. When I first tried, it would fail giving me the message  "We can't create a recovery drive" with the added info "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive". 

Then I did a clean boot. It got a little farther and started writing to the USB drive but got stuck at maybe 15%. It failed and said some files are missing.

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series 7559 laptop with 2 hard drives. A 128 gb ssd where Windows is install and a 1 tb data drive. The main drive has 4 partitions: 100 mb - System, 16 mb MSR, 118 GB - Windows C: and 450 mb - Windows RE Tools partiton. The data drive is D:.

The SSD is GPT and the data drive is MBR. 

I think it may have something to do with it not being able to find winre.wim. Could the problem be with the bcd file winre reference. Could that be why creating the usb fails?

When it fails, the usb has the following folders: boot, efi and sources with files: bootmgr, bootmgr.efi and reagent. Each of the three folders have a few files in them for bcd or for Dell scripts in sources.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Can't create a Windows 10 recovery usb drive. Some required files are missing

You might run a System file check on your install.  Open an administrative command prompt and type:
sfc /scannow
Report if errors are encountered.
Also in the command prompt type the command below and copy and paste the results.
reagentc /info
Since you appear to have altered your partitions, it does not look you have any OEM info (images, etc.) included.
If you uncheck the box to copy backup files, will the recovery drive complete?  If it does complete, how much the drive space was used.  How large is the USB drive?

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hi, I was trying to create recovery image using HP recovery Manager. I was seeing an option to write into USB FALSH drive or DVD.  When I had inserted external HARD drive, HP recovery manager was not detecting . After that I had inserted PEN DRIVE which was detected by recovery manager. Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ?I understand it meant for PEN DRIVE , but I dont why I can not export it to exteranl hard drive ? Product numberX3C61PAProduct nameHP Notebook - 15-ay083tu 













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Answer:Create recovery media - not detecting external hard drive

>>> Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ? Hi, It supports USB pen drive or DVD only and external HDD is not a pen drive. Regards.

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When I attempt to create a recovery drive, I receive the message, "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing."

I found a suggestion to enter the following at an Administrator command prompt:

reagentc /disable

reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddiskX\partitionX\Recovery\WindowsRE

reagentc /enable

... where X is the number of the C drive, and the partition number of the system setup. Now for me, it is harddisk0 and partition2 because I have an EFI partition at the start of my system disk. However, when I execute

reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE

I receive the message, "REAGENTC.EXE: The Windows RE image cannot be stored in the specified volume. Use the RETAIN command in DISKPART to prepare the volume and try again."
Before I do try using the RETAIN command in DISKPART, is this actually likely to fix my issue or cause me more problems? Is there another easier way to go about creating a recovery drive in the first place?

After experiencing this, I have to say that it is little wonder that very few people have bothered to create a recovery drive for their Windows PC. It can obviously be a lengthy, complex process involving the command prompt, etc.

Thanks for any info.

Answer:Can't create a Windows 10 recovery drive; required files missing...

You can create a Clone Image of your computer and save it to a USB HDD using Macrium Reflect.

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Hello, I have just bought a W541, and want to install the supplied Windows 8 on an m.2 SSD.I created the recovery drive on a USB following the instructions in the User Manual, but the recover image procedure under Advanced Options cannot find the USB.During the re-image step, it fails to find a drive with a valid image.I've confirmed using the command window available under the Advanced Options that the USB is mounted Searching these forums, I found the following, which describes a similar problem for a T540:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-W-Series-Laptops/Lenovo-W540-won-t-boot-from-USB-flash-drive-T... This implies that the USB should first be formatted with FAT32 before use, which cannot work, since FAT32 only has a maximum 4 GB  partition, whereas when copied to the USB, the Windows 8 recovery drive occupies nearly 10 GB. Is it possible to specify the boot order from insde the BIOS? I could only find an entry under Security about UEFI boot enabling, nothing about the boot order. Can anyone help?Paul    













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Answer:W541: Cannot boot from USB created with Windows 8 create recovery drive

polomora wrote:...
 
This implies that the USB should first be formatted with FAT32 before use, which cannot work, since FAT32 only has a maximum 4 GB  partition, whereas when copied to the USB, the Windows 8 recovery drive occupies nearly 10 GB
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FAT32 has a maximum file size of 4GB.  UEFI-bootable flash drives are FAT32.
 
Is your drive FAT32 or NTFS?  I'd expect the creation tool to format it FAT32.  Perhaps something else is wrong.  I've seen a few USB 3.0 flash drives that didn't work correctly in some USB 3.0 ports.  Try a USB 2.0 port if your laptop has one, or plug it in via a USB 2.0 hub.
 
Not saying that's what is wrong, just something to try.
 
Z.

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i went to the lenovo thinkvantage tools and used the factory recovery disks function.it created a small boot drive, however it formatted my external hard drive all 600gb of it. i am in officially in panic mode. absolute terror, what can i do people??? please help

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I have T500 with vista business. The factory outlet contains only one main drive c and some recovery drive S and Q.I want partition the C drive, unfortunately shrink option of vista is not working. So I want go with create recovery media creation and install vista again and create new drive partition.Can anyone tell me how may cds(700mb) needed to create recovery media? How to proceed further. Thanks, 

Answer:T500-Vista business - Create recovery media and drive partion

if you use cd there should be around 8 discs, if you use the dvd then it is 3 discs. 

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Hi

Has anyone ever created a USB Bootable Flash Drive of their Vista HDD Recovery? If so can you help me create mine? I know you can do it for newer OS and that Toshiba provides a tool to do this.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - how to create USB Bootable Flash Drive for Vista Recovery?

Something like this is not possible. I have older machine tool and I can confirm that USB recovery media cannot be created DVD only.

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Hi Guys,I just got my new S205.  I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7).  Would you share with me on the steps to do so?I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next,  I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why? thanks in advance.New S205 owner.

Answer:S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

hi hippodog.
it's because usb drivers are not compatible with okr 7. but you can use external hdd to create backups.
 
hope this helps. 
 

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After I made the Recovery Flash drive on an IdeaPad N585, I booted it and followed the prompts to do a Factory Restore.  After a few steps into the process I got the error message that something was missing from one of the partitions.  I'm puzzled by this since with a Factory Restore the process shouldn't care what the partitions have on the system ... it's going to wipe everything and put back to Factory anyway or am I missing something here. Anyone come across this or similar?

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Is it possible to create recovery disc files on an external hard drive?  I tried using the Lenovo Recovery System from the Start menu (Windows 7) but it says it requires 30 DVDs.  My external hard drive is connected, but it doesn't display in the drive drop-down.  (I'm not a hard drive person...) Thanks.

Answer:Create Recovery Disc Files on External Hard Drive? IdeaCentre K 330B (Desktop)

I don't recall if the original OKR that came with my K330B could back up to the external drives, but I did a clean install Win 7, and download the OneKey Recoery 7 from Lenono.  The 'new' OKR 7 does allow the external had drifve back up.

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