Computer Support Forum

create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

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

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

Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

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

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

1 more replies
Relevance 94.3%

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

More replies
Relevance 88.56%

Hi guys,

I need to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media to Satellite A200-1M4, because my DVD-RW is not able to read the DVD anymore and I have to reinstall OS. Actually, I made bootable Flash drive and I copied content of DVD. PC boots from it, but it stops since it is looking for E: drive (DVD-RW). Is it possible to fix it somehow?

Answer:How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi Pedi

As far as I know you cannot create bootable flash disc using Toshiba recovery image files.
This can be done on new NB series using original Toshiba recovery creator tool.

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and you can find new optical disc drive on eBay and it is not expensive. Exchange the ODD and everything will be OK again.

2 more replies
Relevance 83.23%

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.  

More replies
Relevance 78.72%

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

More replies
Relevance 77.9%

Well
I have asus a6k
Looked through problems and need to do chkdsk /r
All xp cds i have dont let me go to recovery console
ALl bootable ones ive tried dont boot.
So if any1 has good tut for making a bootable recovery console cd or solution please help?

Answer:Need bootable recovery console.

Have you try to boot up in safe mode? If you could boot into safe mode, you can actually do a recovery there too by using the command promt

10 more replies
Relevance 77.9%

Hi all, I recently had a crash and was told that if I had the recovery console (XP) installed(D:\I386\winnt32 /cmdcons) that I could have saved my system. When issuin that command at the "run" prompt it install cmdcons to the hd (C:\). I've tried copying that folder and the boot files (ntldr, ntdetect, boot.ini) to a cd but it won't boot at all, it skips that and goes into the HD. I have tried using EZCD creator to make bootable disc, though it won't emulate the floppy with boot files on it for some reason, it keeps saying insert bootable floppy disk.I am wondering how I can make a bootable CD with recovery console on it, that way I can use it in the future in case I'm not able to boot again. any ideas?Thanks,

Answer:bootable recovery console on cd

Or, how can I make the cd bootable - just like a bootable floppy (format a: /s) and copy the contents of the 6 floppy diskettes to start xp install that you get from Microsoft (that has recovery console on it)

10 more replies
Relevance 77.9%

Hi, I want to copy the recovery console for Winxpto a bootable cd for diagnostic purposes.(rather than always using the 6 ms diskettes to do this)I have read barts cd web page and it is unusually complicated and dicey.Isn't there a more simple way to make a bootable cd?Floppys are so simple!thank you

Answer:recovery console on bootable cd - xp

Hi, I want to copy the recovery console for Winxp to a bootable cd for diagnostic purposes. ------------------------------------------------------------------why%%...there are  plenty of third-party software on the net....the boot<install disk does it all>*...

1 more replies
Relevance 77.9%

hi i need a bootable xp recovery console cd, and i dont know where to get it from. somebody please help

Answer:need a bootable xp recovery console cd

You can download ARCDC which will download the necessary files from Microsoft.com and build a burnable CD image from them. You can then burn the image to a CD (follow this guide if you don't know how to burn an ISO image.)

2 more replies
Relevance 77.08%

I need to make a Bootable USB drive with Windows 7 Recovery Console to proceed with MBR infection removal for my HP Mini (no optical drive, I don't have an external optical drive). This is an aside to a thread I have in Malware Removal regarding internal_power_error on shutdown.

Advice? Thanks! M.
 

Answer:Bootable USB with Windows 7 Recovery Console

Greetings, mrmrmrmr.

Interesting - this is something I've always wanted to try. I'm wondering if you could use Pendrivelinux and point it to your Win7 RC .iso. Might be worth a shot.
 

5 more replies
Relevance 77.08%

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323469/bsod-error-0x00000073/#entry1795363
 
Dear Hamlius
 
I could not get the link page ,it says sorry we couldnt find that
How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic276527.html
I tried using bootable setting and pressing R but it would not go into xp recovery console.
Plz repost the link.thanks

Answer:Bootable XP Recovery Console (ARCDC)

Please try the procedures suggested by AustrAlien at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/421198/xp-recovery-console-cd/?p=2424943 .
 
Louis

11 more replies
Relevance 73.39%

it says it all in the title really.

Can I create a restore cd from my HP partition using the Recovery Console? as I cant boot to desktop.

Chris
 

Answer:Can I create a restore cd from partition using Recovery Console?

8 more replies
Relevance 71.75%

I'm getting an error message on startup to the effect that the windows\system32\config/system file is missing or corrupt. Obviously I can't startup! It also says to hit 'r' on the first screen of the recovery procedure- but such an option isn't ON the first screen of the recovery disk, and since there's a lot of crucial (and unbacked up- this thing belongs to my parents..) stuff on it, I can't risk accidentally going into reformat mode. Then again, it's been a long time since I've done this- is it possible to reinstall windows without documents being affected? Unfortunately we only have the OEM copy of XP, not a proper disk.

Answer:How to lauch Win XP Recovery Console from M30x recovery media?

Unfortunately, the Toshiba recovery CD is not the same as a original Windows CD from the Microsoft.
The recovery CD contains only a ghost image files. If you will boot up from the Recovery CD the whole HDD will be erased.
If you have created a several partitions you can use a expert mode to install the OS on a single partition. Then only this partition will be deleted.

Please check also this forum thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=18743

2 more replies
Relevance 71.75%

I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

6 more replies
Relevance 71.75%

As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

1 more replies
Relevance 71.75%

Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

7 more replies
Relevance 71.34%

Could you guys share your suggestions? Thanks

Answer:To create a bootable media, you prefer CD or ISO file?

I prefer ISOs which then I can put in a multiboot USB stick.

9 more replies
Relevance 71.34%

Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD. If not how can I make it bootable?

Jim

Answer:Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD

It will create a bootable flash drive, not a DVD. Easiest way to be safe is to create the ISO then use Imgburn to create the DVD or Rufus to create the flash drive.

Windows 10 ISO Download

3 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

Good afternoon!

I have been working diligently on trying to 'blow out' my partner's laptop (A Gateway that has VISTA on it), and have prepped my USB drive until I hit the proverbial wall.

On my recovery disks (there is a set of two rewritable CDs that we purchased from the Gateway manufacturer), there is NO bootsect.exe. After researching and reading a bit, I realized that the dilemma was that only the manufacturer DVD installation disks had this particular file on it. However, after spending the money on recovery disks, I just cannot see spending any more on an older laptop that will be replaced within the year (or less).

So, what I am looking for is a solution for downloading the bootsect.exe on my USB, in addition to how to finish the process using recovery disks versus using the installation CD. Any help would be much appreciated! (CANNOT use the CD drive on the laptop as it seems to have malfunctioned...the laptop is used predominantly for email and gaming.)

Answer:Trying to create a USB bootable key to run VISTA recovery disks

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

You can use any live cd from here

The LiveCD List

1 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

More replies
Relevance 70.93%

can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

12 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

11 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hello,
 
The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad.  I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.
 
If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

1 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

2 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

I'm looking at a software like ghost or acronis true image that would not only create a hd image directly on a DVD but would also make that DVD bootable, so you can boot with the recovery disk and directly restore your PC, without having to boot with a ghost boot cd then swap media and restore the image.

the goal here is to leave a simple, easy to use recovery system DVD's to friends and family members so i don't have to spend hours resintalling their OS every now and then. The recovery media you can create with HP/COMPAQ/ACER computers you buy at best buy comes to mind, but not as crappy.
 

Answer:software to create bootable recovery disks?

I just checked that a possible website is terabyteunlimited.com, but
no time today to even check if versions more recent than mine
will do what you want.. No dvd here yet so i'm even more clueless.
 

2 more replies
Relevance 69.29%

My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?
 

Answer:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.
 

1 more replies
Relevance 69.29%

HelloFor my new X220, i tried to create a bootable Recovery USB stick like this :Bootable Recovery USB stickIt is ok but when i choose boot & data in Lenovo thinkvantage tools, i have an error like "impossible to find files needed by this program" (the message can be a little different as i have a french version...). Any idea ? It is working when i select only "system", but i have only 500MB stored on my USB stick, with a big file "WinRe.wim" and a boot directory. I'm able to restore my system, for example on a blank disk with only this USB key ? I missed to tell that the original drive was changed to an SSD, but the sortware of the SSD copied all the original drive on the SSD, with the Recovery partition of course. Thanks for your help !

More replies
Relevance 69.29%

I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

More replies
Relevance 68.88%

Hi,
I have a couple of questions. I have an Inspiron 5758 laptop.
1. Does the Media Creation Tool method of creating a bootable USB flash drive for a Windows 10 clean installation have any problems with Secure Boot being enabled or has that all been sorted out now? (I don't really want to be messing around in the BIOS disabling Secure Boot) Is it true that if you format your USB flash drive to FAT32 before downloading the Media Creation Tool..that will sort out the old Secure Boot disabling issue anyway?
2. For future reference..Can you use the created Windows 10 UEFI bootable USB flash drive to directly replace damaged or corrupted files?..i.e if Sfc and DISM don't work?
Thanks

More replies
Relevance 68.47%

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.

3 more replies
Relevance 68.47%

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. 
 

2 more replies
Relevance 68.06%

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

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

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

Answer:Recovery Media Creator failing to create system recovery discs

Hello

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

Good luck

4 more replies
Relevance 68.06%

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













Solved!

Go to Solution.

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 67.65%

During my normal boot sequence for an XP Media Center PC the boot will pause for more than 30 seconds asking me to select Windows Media Center Edition or Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. When the Recovery Console was installed , several months ago, the boot sequence would only pause for maybe 1 second and go right into booting XP Media Center. Now it has a 30 second count down and then boots into XP Media Center. 30 seconds seems like an eternity when waiting for a computer to reboot. What changed to make it pause for 30 seconds and how can I change it back to pausing a short 1 second or so?
 

Answer:Solved: XP Media Center and Windows Recovery Console

An update might have reset it to default.
Check this on how to edit the boot.ini.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
Set the timeout to 5 seconds so the menu stays usable
or whatever you want.
 

2 more replies
Relevance 67.65%

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













Solved!

Go to Solution.

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

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

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

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


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


To refresh your PC

Swip... Read more

2 more replies
Relevance 67.65%

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

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

More replies
Relevance 67.24%

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

More replies
Relevance 67.24%

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

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

macrium reflect





find joy.

7 more replies
Relevance 67.24%

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

More replies
Relevance 67.24%

Hi, I own a Gateway Laptop MX6422 with Windows Media Center 2005 in it. Some days ago I received the message "Unmountable Boot Volume" (The Blue Screen). In order to repair this, (I think) I need to run the Recovery Console but I don't have the Windows CD. I search for the setup floppy disks in the microsoft webpage but I don't find them. So I don't know what disks should I use. The disks for XP Home or XP Professional? SP1 or SP2?. I have been trying with the Windows XP Pro SP2 disks and doing what this page says (http://my.opera.com/hippo1023/blog/show.dml/517459) because my laptop doesn't has a floppy unit. But this doesn't seem to work. Any help?Thanks

Answer:Windows Media Center 2005 Recovery Console Disks

Did the laptop ship with a recovery CD ? ?I would contact Gateway if not...patio.  8-)

6 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

My Dell Inspiron 660 desktop PC crashed a while ago and I have since downloaded the recovery and restore media from Dell's website. The problem I have though is that the media I have downloaded is not bootable so I can't use it to setup a bootable USB or DVD. Given that my desktop crashed, I had to download the media via my HP laptop but if one follows the directions on Dell's website about how to convert the recovery files to bootable media, it doesn't really help. The assumption they are making is that one is downloading the bootable media from a Dell machine but I obviously can't do that since it is the Dell machine that has crashed and is in need or repairs. So the question is; how do I get the non-bootable media I have downloaded to be bootable so that I can repair my PC? It looks like the recovery partition on the hard drive has failed since running start-up repair does not work or rather does not fix anything and the PC still can't get into Windows. Can someone please help?

Answer:Bootable recovery and restore media

The download should be an ISO file - one easy way to write it to a flash drive or DVD is to use a free utility called Rufus:
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

5 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

I created the recovery media for my W510, 64-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate environment; however, I remember not checking the "bootable" option when creating the media.  Now I have a need to use the recovery media, to recover to a new drive; however, I cannot figure out what I need to do to be able to use the recovery media I created.  Can anyone point me to the direction I should go?

Answer:Bootable Recovery Media for W510

Hi plaidpony,

You also need "Boot Media" for factory restore:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74040

Once created, put the "Boot Media" disc in the DVD drive, shutdown the ThinkPad, put the new drive in, press F1 to enter the BIOS on startup, set optical drive as first boot device, F10 to save changes before exit.

Hope this helps.

 





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

1 more replies
Relevance 66.01%

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

More replies
Relevance 66.01%

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

Answer:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

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

3 more replies
Relevance 66.01%

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

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

Thanks!!!

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

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

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

Answer:move recovery media files to bootable USB drive

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

Make sure your USB pendrive is bigger than Recovery disks.

9 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Just wanted to post this to possibly help others avoid spending 6 hours trying to fix something that should've taken 2 minutes (Lenovo phone support = major thumbs down). If you need to use a USB drive as your Windows 7 recovery media (for example, if you want to use it to put Windows 7 on a new hard drive), what I found worked for my T520 was to follow the steps described in this thread by zoltanthegypsy.  I I typed in the 6 lines he notes and skipped the ones he put the line through, and voila it worked (I had already gone to the Q drive and created the recovery media on my USB drive, so zoltan's steps were a lifesaver).   If you haven't created your USB recovery media on the USB, then I think you can follow the steps here.  I wish I would have found this article before I ever started, but it didn't come up using search criteria like bootable usb drive. It should. I also found a forum thread somewhere that said I needed to download some Microsoft tool and then get an iso from the MicroSoft store. This was NOT necessary.  I spent a lot of time rooting through the forums, finding many wrong answers, before stumbling across zoltan's message above. Lenovo's phone support was a complete waste of time and sent me down rabbit trails that wasted most of my day.  Then on top of this they tried to sell me on a $60 support call (and tried to sell me recovery disks) when the USB worked just fine with a fix that took literally 2 minutes. Leno... Read more

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

Hi, have to create DVD media on a ThinkCentre A70 from Recovery partition. When i try to create media a message tell that's impossible to find "recovburncd.exe". How to restore it ? Thanks for help.
 
 
(mod edit: Updated post to say "ThinkCentre A70" since this isn't a ThinkStation model as originally stated, plus moved thread to the correct discussion board)

Answer:Create Recovery Media on Dvd

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

3 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:How to create more than one recovery media

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

1 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:Trying to create Recovery media

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

2 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Thanks and regards,

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:T61 - Create Recovery Media

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





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

7 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

D:\ZZImages\ZZImages\PREINST13.SWM

(Error Code: 020150-20-00000000)}

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

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

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery Media

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Thanks
Peter

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:Create Recovery Media

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

2 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:how to create recovery media

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

9 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:Cannot Create Recovery Media

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

9 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

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

Answer:Create recovery XP media cd or dvd

6 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:Cannot create recovery media on T61

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

3 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

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

Answer:Cannot create recovery media

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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

Hope this helps.





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

1 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:Unable to create USB recovery media

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

9 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:Can't create recovery media x230t

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

9 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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





Using T430s on Win 7 Pro









Solved!

Go to Solution.

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

Hello and welcome,
 
Rescue and Recovery should present an option for using a USB flash drive for recovery media.  You only get one shot at this so it's important to make sure the flash drive is prepared correctly - and is large enough.  Unfortunately I can't tell you the size drive you need.  32GB is plenty, 16GB is probably enough.  Hopefully someone who has done this on a T433s will chime in.
 
Drive prep: New or used USB memory keys or USB flash drives require an active partition created from within Wind...
 
You can use your one-time shot at making a recovery drive any time.  It will contain recovery tools and a from-factory recovery image, not a snapshot of your as-currently-configured machine.  For an as-running image use the backup feature of R&R.
 
IIRC you can launch the recovery media creator as a right-click option on the Q: partition - or double click it maybe.  That will also offer to delete Q: and add the space to C: - also IIRC.
 
Z.

9 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

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

See the FAQ, message 5 by GomJabbar

5 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

Windows 7 pro 64bit.  Brand new, out of the box system, only installed VPN software and joined my work domain.  Trying to create recovery media on a brand new Sandisk 32Gb flash drive.  It works for a few min building it then fails saying I need to format it (it is).  I then can no longer read the flash drive.  I have to put it into an older laptop, and in disk manager create a new simple volume and format the drive again.  
I have updated all the drivers on the laptop.  Has anybody used this Dell app before with success?
.

More replies
Relevance 63.96%

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





____________________________http://thinkpadmint.blogspot.co.uk/

Answer:T440s - create recovery media

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





____________________________http://thinkpadmint.blogspot.co.uk/

3 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:create oem style recovery media

Previous thread will get you started

5 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

More replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:Create recovery media error

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

9 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

I've been trying to create a set of recovery discs for a couple of days now.  Every time I started it, the file would be on 1 CD, not the 7 CD's that I see many times on forums.  Today I googled the recovery media and found a step by step guide.  This guide included screen shots which when I saw, I realized the problem.  When I run the thinkvantage create recovery media program, I'm missing the bottom half of the dialog where it lets you do a factory CD.  My program has the top part where I can create rescue media, but not the bottom where I can do the big backup.  Instead it says "Note: DVD Ram is not supported."  What can I do?  Should I Uninstall the program and try reinstalling?  I really want to create a recovery set of DVD's.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.





Thinkpad T400 6474-R2UWindows 7 Ultimate x64









Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Create Recovery Media not working

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

3 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Create recovery media e560 with Win 7

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

2 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:t410 can't create recovery media

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





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

6 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:r60e create recovery media

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





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

2 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

More replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:unable to create HP recovery media

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

1 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

Answer:Create recovery media after failed

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

1 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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





Thinkpad EDGE14 0199-23UAMD Turion II P520 Dual Core 2.3 GHZ4GB RAM / Win 7 64bit









Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Create Recovery Media question

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

7 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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













Solved!

View Solution.

Answer:create system recovery media

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

10 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

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

Hello Rennon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

I have a new X220i with a 128k SSD hard drive. I'm trying to create recovery files on an external hard drive. After clicking "ok" in all the dialog boxes, I get the message "No [sic] enough temporary disk space in the C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." The C drive is 28.4 GB, but only 1.87 GB is free. Windows is taking up most of it. The "Lenovo Recovery" Q drive has 89.5 GB, with 75.8 GB free. MS Office was installed at the factory. I have not installed any other software yet. I can resize the partitions, but I think I need to create the recovery media first?  

Answer:X220i Can't create recovery media

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

4 more replies
Relevance 63.96%

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

More replies
Relevance 63.55%

Hey guys, it is good to be back on here as my problems are always solved, it has probably been a few years since my last visit! Anyway I am still running my 2006 Dell XPS 400 machine with windows XP SP3 media Center edition. It has a dual core 3ghz pentium CPU, 2GB ram, a 320gb Western Digital hard drive that is less than half full,and an Nvidia GeForce 6800 graphics card. love this machine so darn much as it does everything that I personally wanted to has one I had made back in 2006. And I absolutely love Windows XP. So being that the thing is 7 1/2 years old and I have never had a prior desktop last over 5 years without a hard drive failure, I feel as if I am running on borrowed time. This saddens me as I take great care of this machine and love it to death. Have everything set up the way that I like and I'm very comfortable with it, I don't adapt well to change LOL. So I recently began researching and found that hardware parts are pretty cheap now for this, but if the hard drive fails I will lose everything. So rather than install a new hard drive should this happen, and then boot from the original six and a half-year-old disks. Drivers, try to find lost photos, etc. I have learned about cloning software and have been researching it. So I purchased a Acronos true image 2014 an external Seagate 1TB HD (for other stuff too photos for the wife etc), And an internal hard drive dock, as well as a brand-new 320 GB Western Digital 3.5" 7200 RPM hard drive. Identica... Read more

More replies
Relevance 63.14%

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

More replies
Relevance 63.14%

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

Answer:Create Win 8 recovery media in ThinkPad e450

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

4 more replies