I'm not sure how it happened, but I managed to perform a system recovery on my VAIO sz330p. Is there any possible way to undo this a get my system back to the way it was before?? Or at least retrieve some files I had on before? Unfortunately I never turned my system restore on because I didn't exactly know how to so I can't configure my laptop back to a specific date...
Is there anything I can do? If I took my laptop to a technician would he/she be able to undo the recovery?
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Hello Every one,
I confuse wiped out all data on my hard disk drive with wipe program name Active kill Disk that i choose method 32 pass to erase it, and it was take 5 days to destroy on that hdd and after that, i knew that, i confuse HDD.
I want to get my data back, and i try to use any third part programs to recover it , but it has no luck even one file to get back.
Does any option to assist with this?
Try Get Data Back to see what it can find, but such an extensive erase cannot normally be recovered from.
Hello guys i need help!!! i accidentaly clicked on the Next Button and start the process from the ASUS Preload Wizard!!! i basically wanted to start windows in safe mode but when i do that, this Recovery Wizard just poped out...so i click on Recover Windows to entire HDwith two partitions...i havent read the WARNING and the process started to 1 pecent...then i realized that somethings was wrong and i turned off the laptop inmediatly because my goalwas to only logn in the safe mode..what can i do to normally start windows?!?!?!?!?!?! or i just fu*k everything and lost all my data!?!?!?!?!?
Try to boot in the normal fashion. If you cannot try this
If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD
The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.
If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.
If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.
Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might... Read more
I'll start by saying that I'm not a regular Windows user, so please go slow with me.
My wife spilt an entire cup of coffee onto her laptop today. She immediately pulled the battery and power but its going to take a few days to dry out properly and really assess the damage. In the meantime I've pulled the disk and put it into my kid's laptop - its an identical model.
When I boot, it gets part-way through the boot then hangs for a few moments before blue-screening. The blue screen only flashes briefly before the system goes back to POST. If I start in safe mode the hang occurs just after CLASSPNP.SYS is loaded.
I worked through the Startup Repair dialog. The first time it very quickly decided it wanted to go back to a restore point, so I let it. This did not fix the problem. The second time it worked for over half an hour before deciding it couldn't do anything to help.
I then tried the instructions listed here:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
The sizes for DEFAULT was ~225Kb, SOFTWARE ~57Mb, SYSTEM ~13Mb. SAM and SECURITY were both 24576 which is an order of magnitude smaller, but at this point I figured I had very little left to lose so I tried it (I still have the backup of course).
This didn't help - it still blue-screens.
The critical thing at this point is to retain the data. It still appears intact when I look around with the recovery prompt, so I think its ok for now. I'd be quite happy to reinstall except that it will wipe the data to do so, and ... Read more
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
So what can a person do when Recovery partition "D" is deleted on Windows Vista? Is that the end? There must be a way to handle it.
Since the PC is still running okay, can I create my own restore files?
Or since they all com e from the factory the same way, can I download one?
I need some really help on this one
I would download and use macrium reflect to save on a separate hard drive. It is the best way, in any case.
Files can be saved separately or as an image of the hard drive, using the above.
well i unlocked a system locked (pad lock symbol) folder by accident looking for something else and since than the following issues are observed. and i don't remember the folder =(
when the system boots it will boot very slowly. the screen will turn black with the mouse pointer visible for
maybe 30 seconds? than the desktop will appear as normal. all systems once booted appear to be normal.
i already did these steps attempting:
system restore....no points past date of issue.
Defragged both disks just in case.
Ran CC cleaner on the registry and the standard caches.
ran scan now tool and found one issue listed below:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
cannot view log even when i give admin full access under property's.
How about doing a System Restore to before you made the change?2 more replies
Hi, To put it plainly, I need to do a System Recovery to restore my system back to its factory settings (I'm using WinXP Home). When I hit F10 upon startup in order to access the system recovery, nothing happens- it boots as it would regularly. I was able to boot up using the CD, and am now in the System Recovery console. Might anyone tell me what I need to do to perform a non-destructive, or even a destrucitve system recovery? Thanks
Why do you need to to a recovery?
My system is multi-boot (XP,Win7, Win10) pc. I got stuck, unable to access my Win7 partition.
I ran NeoSoft Easy Recovery for Win7 Pro, choose Repair, but ended up with a computer halted at the "Verify DMI Pool Data".
Is there anything I can do to access, each and every OS om my drive?
I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)
But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".
I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.
and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.
I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.
My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the computer, I ordered the discs from HP.
When ever I try to do a recovery from the boot menu (F8 or F11), I get the following error:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
I insert the disc, but nothing happens. The computer returns to the same steps. I even tried going through control panel and Full System Restore. Again, I get the same steps. When I press enter, it allows me to boot Windows 7 or do a memory diagnostic test.
I appreciate any help.
Hello and welcome sunnyxm well if yo are trying to just reinstall try this it will save all the bloatware from HP being loaded anyway.
Forinstalling I prefer a disk to be honest but if you want to try again this isthe one to follow
CleanReinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 make sureit is the right version ie Home Premium or Ultimate whatever you have a codefor and then the language and do not use the ones with a large "N" or"old" beside them.
You can use a disk or USB stick with this.
I experienced a serious problem over the weekend that is forcing me to restore my system using the Win7 (64 bit Home Premium) "System Image Recovery" tool. I'll cut to the chase because I cannot, unfortunately, access any of my system restore points nor is startup repair working.
My computer has 4 different hard drives. On the c: drive, I only keep the Win7 OS and my various programs. All my other files and data are stored in the other 3 HD's (my data only hard drives).
On one of these HD's I have a System Image from about 2 months ago. I would like to restore this image using the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool. However, there are various other files and data on this HD in addition to the System Image I would like to restore.
If I use the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool, will it only restore my c: drive (which is what I want) or will it restore all HD's to their original state from 2 months ago?
I plan on unplugging all of the HD's during the restore process except the c: drive and the backup drive containing the image. However, I do not want to lose any newer files on the backup drive containing the System Image.
Will I be able to restore my c: drive using "System Image Recovery" without losing any new files/data on my backup drive containing the recovery image?
It will only restore the drive that the image was taken from.1 more replies
I have 5 discs from a HP system recovery backup, how to recover my pictures and music onlyThanks
apsyandme Instructions for recovering the files are in this thread: HP PCs - Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 8.1) | HP® Customer ...Good Luck1 more replies
Tag on bottom of laptop states Windows 7 Home Prem OALast system installed and running successfully prior to being "fixed" by others was Windows 8.1 Professional (x64) (build 9600) "You must restart"That is last message I get after what appears to be a good install using the recovery DVDs. I have tried installs using only the 3 recovery discs and with those plus the Application and Driver Recovery disc. Preceding that are notices received to restart the computer but I have no way to do that since pointing device non-existant. I have attempted to turn off computer and turn it back on but after 5th installation attempt when I try power button I get flashings lights on the power and WiFi keys which leaves me no way to trun off computer but to unplug power cable and remove battery. Is clean install from DVD of Windows 8 or 8.1 possible? I have valid prod# for Windows 8.1
Hi @John_Bandera,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with revocery Windows 8. I will be glad to help you. Yes, you can do a recovery to Windows 8. Here are some microsoft links to help.Create installation media for Windows 8.1Create a USB recovery drive Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.3 more replies
Hi All,When I turn on my laptop, I've a message with error code 0xc0000034 file:\BCD advising to use recovery tools.I've downloaded Windows image and created recovery usb. However when I turn the laptop on and press F buttons to get to options so I could perform recovery, nothing happens. I have one blue screen with error code and when I press escape it takes me to a black screen to start up menu with options to use F buttons but when I press any F button, nothing happens.Could someone please help me?More replies
I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read moreMore replies
My two-year old Satellite C75-A-14X suffered a major hard drive crash a few weeks ago. My data has been backed up, but I've been unable to repair my PC, and as I hadn't created any recovery media, I bought a system recovery USB stick from Toshiba. I received the USB stick today and attempted to restore my laptop to its factory default settings. I left my laptop to perform the recovery for about an hour or so. When I returned, the screen said that there was an error (I didn't make a note of the error code) and the recovery had failed. Now, when I restart my laptop I get a blue screen with the following text:
Your PC needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.
Error code: 0xc000000f
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"
When I press Enter or F8, my laptop remains on the blue screen with the above text. Pressing Esc is the only option at this screen that works. How can I re-attempt restoring factory settings from the recovery USB stick?
The hard drive on my Inspiron 3521 laptop recently failed and I had to replace it. I ordered the recovery USB from Dell. I was able to restore Windows, but it will not activate. This is preventing me from upgrading to Win10. I get the following error message on the windows activation screen:
Error code: 0xC004C003
Activation server has determined that the specified product key has been blocked.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Try to Clean Reinstall Windows 8.1, see here:
Let me know if it activates from a direct Clean Reinstall.
Dear experts, Please help me on this as I have been seaching for a solution for about 4 hours now... Somehow my recovery partition is damaged, so I use the recovery disc which I created when I bought the computer. I used the disc to start the computer, and after loading files and everything, in the Recovery Manager menu the "System Recovery" is greyed out. Note that I haven't changed any hardware on the computer. Please help! Thank you!More replies
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?
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.
The 500 GB Samsung Hard Drive on my HP Pavilion a6500f PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) crashed. I bought and installed a new 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue model WD5000AAKS hard drive on the PC. I ordered recovery disks from HP using the computer's serial number and confirmed that the Build ID on the recovery CDs and the sticker on my computer match. However when I attempt to recover the system Windows loads the recovery files and then I get the error:
"This PC is not supported by the system recovery discs. You will not be able to recover this system with these discs."
I have tried 2 sets of recovery discs from hp and get the same error. I have attempted to use the Cyberlink Recovery Disk Utility from hp http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-80183-1&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en but it fails. This Utility only supports Windows 7 per the hp page.
I would appreciate any help on how to move forward. I am new to this site so if I broke any rules please feel free to correct me. Thanks.
How much did you pay for your recovery discs and is it refundable? If you the recovery disc costs more then $100, you would be better off purchasing a copy of Windows 7 which is far more stable and a less of a memory hog.8 more replies
After HP hard drive failure, HP sent and I installed/activated the replacement hard disk, up to a Factory Install (Win 7, 64-bit). But my efforts to restore to my System Image backup are blocked. I managed to reach the Windows System Recovery Options panel, from where I select System Image Recovery, which successfully detects the external System Image that I previously backed up, but when I select Next to continue with the recovery, I am blocked by a message indicating that the System Image Recovery requires reformatting the disk where the Recovery Environment is running -- restart. But neither restarting, nor HP Recovery, nor Windows Recovery, nor booting from the HP-created Windows Repair disc, nor booting from the HP-provided System Recovery discs allow me to restore from my System Image backup. In desperation, I then formatted the C: drive, but a reboot simply re-installed the Factory image from drive D: (HP Recovery drive).
Hi @20pcAdmin, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are having some trouble restoring from the back you made of your data. I am happy to assist with this. Does the hard drive you are restoring to have enough free space to restore the entire back up?Are you restoring to an empty folder? Also review the following, but I am sure you are following it properly. HP PCs - Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7) If not try to follow the process and see if there is any change. Otherwise you may need to contact phone support. Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.1 more replies
Hello, new to the fourms here, i hope to be a contrubuiting member :). Anyways, onto my dilema....
I had recently purchased a new Emachines C6207 for a client of mine, however the machine only comes with XP Home on it, the machine is being used for card access so I needed to install XP professional onto it. Well, I went out, purchased the upgrade, and well...being the man that i am, I completly disreguarded the little set of instructions that said "please insert the upgrade disk After the computer has started up", Soo, what I did was, I inserted the disk before it started up, went into the windows installiation screen, and installed it onto the main partition, there were two partitions by the way, one of them (one i left alone) was a partition housing the recovery-cd information, see emachines does not give you a copy of the recovery cd's, instead you need to make your own with a program emachine's provides with the system.
(please note that i did not reformat the partition completly, so i didn't reformat it to ntfs, i left it as so and just overwritten the OS files.) now when i boot the computer it says:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows Root>\system32\hal.dll
please re-install a copy of the above file."
so im basicly screwed, I have a copy of ERD Commander (like a system utilities bootable enviroment) and theres a nifty program on it to assist in restoring the system back to a previous ... Read more
see if there is something among this lot to acheive what you want
I performed a system recovery some months ago. I was under the impression I would be able to read my MSWord 2003 files after the recovery. I found I have a D: Recovery partition, with all the old files listed, but they are unreadable. Can anyone suggest a way to recover the MSWord documents? My system stats are as follows:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JB
System Manufacturer GATEWA
System Model GT5268E
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1864 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1864 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. MQ96510J.15A.0307.2006.1214.1911, 12/14/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2765 (xpsp.050928-1517)"
User Name JB\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.38 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.92 GB
Page File Space 3.82 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I appreciate your time and efforts to help me solve this problem.
what kind of error message do you get when you try to open them?10 more replies
Please can anyone help?
In task manager I accidently closed an explorer process, the laptop then crashed. So I closed it down, then it now is unable to find the operating system. Can anyone offer any advice on how to help it find the files it needs to boot?
Can this be done by using the command prompt? Start up repair ran for over 24 hours with no success.
Hi and Welcome to TSF!
Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Do you have your Windows Vista CD?
Had problems with virus, couldnt update Virus or Malware Protection. I did full shred System Recovery from partition ( HP-
A1130N -Windows Media Edition- Version 2002 Service Pack 2. Dowloaded AVG Virus and ran scan, all OK. Went to MS Dowload center and downloaded and installed 87updates to include IE8, started computer, all OK. Then updater said needed to download SVC Pack 3- took a loooooooooooooong time. THEN COMPUTER WOULDNT START- tried the two options it gave me but no go back to same black screen with boot options-- regualar- last working point- safe mode etc. no go.
At this point I did a full System Recovery again and downloaded virus protection again. I noticed some of the updates are for IE6 and later your install IE8 and it seems one of the updates was for Sc Pack 3. Wondering about these updates now, dont want to go back and have to do this all over again. I have all my important files on a seperate portable backup drive. Any advice would be appreciated.
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1)i open the system recovery and i create one also i go to settings and i put maximum use 3%(7gb)
but every time i reboot or next day i cant find my system recovery,its deleted.......
2)i cant create a dvd for repair system,i click on create disk repair and next,and says that there are some missing files........
1. You're actually talking about two separate things here. Item #1 is "restore points", not system recovery. This restores your system back to point "X" in time.
2. The second item is "system recovery", with recovers the system to factory specs.
The system recovery, which is usually a partition on your computer. If this partition is damaged, removed, or files are corrupted, you have only two basic choices:
1. Order recovery DVDs from the manufacturer; or
2. Purchase a boxed copy of the OS, and download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
Have a great day!
I got another call from my Dad today. After cleaning his computer completely last month with help from BleepingComputer.com there is another problem so I went to check it out. I can't believe it.
Now on startup a fake system scan runs with many warning of I/O errors and critical hard drive problems. It tries to take you to file-recovery-system.com to buy something. Obviously it is a virus/hijack. I searched on the web for fixes and was able to use RKill.exe to at least stop the process and the warnings. I tried to install MBAM but the install failed twice, I get a permission denied warning. I tried to install after restarting in safe mode, but had the same access denied at the end of the install.
Computer is Windows 7. I am posting from my clean computer since the browser redirects on his computer make it almost impossible.
Boot into safemode with networkingDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply28 more replies
First things first: I Replaced my HP HD, but they (BestBuy Team) did not clone my HD, and I even know that I have to do that.
Now I want to do a full System Recovery (Factory Reset) and gives error.
Apparently is missing the System, or something else. I tried many things without success.
I am truly desperate to do a system recovery and replace what is missing, since I want to start from 0.
I am currently downloading a "Windows 7 x64 .iso" and try with this, but can you guys help to solve this problem.
I currently have this partition:
Gateway 830GM desktop running Windows XP. There is a FAT32 partition bearing the label "Recovery".
Windows will not run.
I have tried pressing the following keys on boot:
Nothing works and there are no recovery CDs.
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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.
From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.
The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?
Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).
I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.
I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.
Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?
When I boot up my base system, and proceed after completing the POST, I receive:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...
A great solution by the way is here
So, I proceed to rebooting and loading up my Windows XP Professional w/o SP disc, and loading the Recovery Console. However, when I come to select the Windows installation (1), after I type 1 and hit enter (lots of times), nothing happens, it's like my system locks up.
So, I thought I'd try a complete fresh install from the disc, but when the installer gets to the "Searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows" it just stops here, and locks up once again.
Now, I begin to think that means my Western Digitial Caviar 160GB SATA hard disk has failed, since this all started from a hard shutdown .. the system was instructed to shutdown through Windows, but was taking longer than usual, so I used the case power button to shutdown at the same time (corrupted files..) next day, I receive the quoted error message.
Now I have messed about with ideas, but seem to get stuck when it comes to writing or deleting things from the hard disk.
What I've done:
- Attached an old Maxtor IDE hard disk to my base system, which BSOD's when I t... Read more
Repair isn't Recovery and vice-versa.
Is it still possible to create a system recovery if I have updated system from original Win 7 to Win 8.1 and finally to win 10. If a factory recovery is possible does it reset to win 10 or does it go back to original windows setup that came from the factory as win 7.
As a separate issue, after updating system to win 10 I had a problem one day in that windows would not come up. At that time I thought I would do a system recovery but instead apparently I did a full recovery. .Fortunately after I originally updated to win 10 I did run a system back up on win 10 that I still have stored on a separate hard drive. As it stands I have win 10 running but without any of my previously installed programs. My question is this, is still possible to recover win 10 that I have backed up on a separate hard drive that would include all my programs etc
I hope I have not confused everybody with my explanation. I am only a novice at computers but have found out that I learn a great deal when trying to get out of a jam such as this.
Any help is appreciated,
Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System Repair Disc and that boots up fine. When the System Recovery Options come up, no operating system is listed for me to choose. I can't do anything from here and I have not found any solutions so I came here. Any help is appreciated!
Try this: Bootmgr is missing - Fix4 more replies
I want to have a Factory Reset of my computer. In order to launch a System Recovery, I need to create Restore Discs. When I launch the Recovery Disc Creation, it says:
"This computer does not have a burning drive, which is required to make DVDs. Please contact HP Support for asistance."
My computer did not come with a build in CD Drive. Even plugging in a USB CD Drive will not make creating the discs possible. So. I ask you. How can I reset my computer to Factory Condition?
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Model: HP Pavillion dm3 Notebook PC
edit: This notebook came with a Recovery Partition built in. Maybe it can help?
At HP logo press F11.
It should give you an access to recovery partition.
I'd also call HP to obtain recovery DVDs.
Hello, As the title says my computer is stuck on the system recovery options. I was having issues the other day with my computer it kept crashing,programs not fully loading and all around slowness. it was fine a few days before so i figured i must of downloaded a virus while looking for a zuma game for my 4 year old to play.
I ran my scanners and found some things removed them but the problem remained. so i decided to to a system restore. I looked and i had an atuo save restore point from 2 weeks ago. It ran when it was done it restarted and loaded up to the system recovery options menu so i hit the restart button and again.
I have tried to solve this by looking here tried this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery several tims and nothing.
I'm pretty sure i have windows 7 home premium might be the basic cant really remember. My build is Build a Cheap 400 Dollar Gaming Computer (2012) only difference being the storage i used one i had from my previous computer as wll as the cd drive. i also dont have a windows 7 disk.
Is there anything i can do?
Hello and welcome Joe mate is the machine running at all? If so then go to Start > Control Panel > System and you will get a screen like in my pic it will tell you what version of Windows you are using.
Now something else you could do is run these in safe mode. To do that power off the machine and power up while tapping F8 then just do what is in the tutorial instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
if these do not make any difference then power up normally and run these for starters
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(with ADW if you are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just override Kaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)
The laptop had become sluggish after a failed attempt at installing Windows 10 (it rolled back to Win 7), so backed up all data and started a System Recovery from the disks I had made. After the first disk completed (and before the second could be started), power was interrupted and the computer shut down. Now when booted, I receive "Operation System not found". What I've tried: Set BIOS boot order to CD/DVD and booted with Recovery disk #1- no help, doesn't read from CD driveRemoved battery, power adapter, and HDD, then reseated HDDRan ePSA - runs a long time, but everything reads good EXCEPT the HDD test never finishes, giving error code 2000-0145 (self test did not complete) Not sure what to try next or if there is any hope. Any help would be greatly appreciated!More replies
System recovery does not recover non-Microsoft system components.
For example NVIDIA display drivers are not recovered!
Instead one gets Microsoft display drivers
which provide only to poor basic resolution
and support only one monitor!
The concept "system" has been re-defined for recoveries!
One has to manually recover systems components not provided by Microsoft!
I'm working with an HP touchsmart i3 64 bit PC and the OS is win 7
I'm in a bit of a pickle and very concerned that I'm but a few steps away from having to do a system restore at best or a system recovery at worst, so I'm here to ask for expert help.
At this point the computer has become increasingly unstable, with startups hanging forever and looping into logging off and then shutting down. Yesterday something new happened on start up... after hanging for a long time I got a black screen with a notification on the bottom right corner of the screen - *Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows is not genuine* I purchased the computer 3 years ago and although we no longer get a hard copy of the OS... it has to be a genuine copy of Windows 7 as it's an HP purchased at BestBuy! I have the 3 recovery discs I made when I first bought the computer.
In any case, I'm only able to run the computer in safe mode at the moment, and it runs pretty snappy in that mode I have to say so I'm hopeful that my issues can be resolved.
How I got in this mess: I noticed my computer was slowing down to the point of programs/browsers hanging to the point of becoming unresponsive or crashing; the computer itself had become less responsive; start ups and shutting down was becoming increasingly slower as well. Someone suggested I download and run malwarebytes and the first time I ran the scan it found 134 object... Read more
SparkTrust malware removal tool is a Scam Registry cleaner and should be removed as soon as you can.
You do NOT have 2482 problems that require you to purchase this program (this is what they want).
Read the small print >>>
SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus includes free tools and free PC diagnosis. Upgrading to the paid edition, unlocks the full suite of tools and features .
I would believe " I ran a system diagnostics with F9 and ALL PASSED" as correct.
Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Please post the contents of that document.
Note:: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Please download MiniToolBox and run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
* List content of Hosts
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please Update Malwarebytes program if it is installed -
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBA... Read more
I am trying to do a system recovery back to the original condition and I have taken what I need to save. I have talked to HP tech twice and 1 told me I need to buy a special automated recovery cd from them. The other said not to do that and I need to use the two cds I have (1. operating system cd, 2. Applications and Drivers dvd). Operating system is Windows XP professional on a HP laptop.
I have completed the following steps. Can any one tell me if I am doing the right thing?
1)I put in the operating system cd and shut down the computer.
2) I started it back up useing the cd (by hitting any button when it asks).
3) I press Enter on the next menu to "set up windows xp now"
4) I press F8 to agree to license agreement
5) I press ESC "to continue installing afresh copy of windows xp without repairing". Below it has the following highlighted "C:\windows "microsoft windows xp professinoal"
Here is where I am unsure about what I am doing is correct. Below it has highlighed "C: partitional [NTFS] 95k < 18k MB free". It asks if I should:
A) set up windows on the selected item
B) create a partition in the unpartitioned space
C) Delete the selected partition
WHen I press D to delete the partion (I assume this means a complete recovery back to original conditions). It says this : "The partition you tried to delete is a system partition. System partitions may contain diagnostic or hardware configuration or other manufacturerd-sup... Read more
Yes, you can delete the partition; then create a new one in the same space and format it and continue the installation. The warning you see is just that you are about to delete the partition containing the current XP. The drivers CD will have everything additional you'll need, but after you regain internet access you may want to download from HP's web site and install the up-to-date drivers.
Can someone concisely explain the difference between creating a system image versus a system recovery disc?
Recently in our office a colleague's computer had a "meltdown". I will create another thread with questions concerning that. I understand that it depends on what causes the "meltdown" but I would like to know the best method in which to "fix" these problems in the future.
Any information would be greatly appreciated... thanks!!!
A "system image" created by a disk backup program such as Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image (and similar) will allow creating a full hard drive backup (all partitions if there are partitions) to a separate hard drive. With this method (what I use with Macrium Reflect) it will allow restoring the complete hard drive back to how it was when the last backup was created. This includes everything, the Operating System and installed programs and all user data.
Windows has a built in backup but its not as robust or full featured as 3rd party backup programs.
A "System Recovery" disc, in most cases (all that I've seen) will restore the PC to the original factory condition, but does not restore user installed programs or user data.
My PC won't boot so I wanted to do a system recovery. But when I try to do that, my OS is not listed. I clicked on load driver but I couldn't find it there as well.
More details that might be helpful:
My driver shows up in the BIOS just fine.
I get no error messages when trying to boot my PC. (Just a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen)
Hi everyone... I'm here begging for your knowledge to help me out of this mess my computer has got me into.I'll try to keep it short.I got the blue screen of death on Friday night, for no reason at all. I made a vista recovery disk from Neosmart as I was getting nowhere with the F8 key.Everything went fine from these instructions HERE, recovery disk loaded and went through the motions... however when it got to the part with the System recovery options, I didn't have any system on my list.I also don't know where to find one in the drives... it just wants me to keep opening folders, so I can't even select the whole C:So I click NEXT.Nothing there in the following list works.I've seen a post simalar to this one on the site but here's where my problem differs.In the command prompt the directory isX:\Sources> and not X:\windows\system32which wont allow me to type in any prompts giving me this message everytime ' ...... is not recognized as an internal or external command, orperable program or batch file'Sooooo what do I do???Anyone that can shead some light on this, I'll be soooo grateful. I'd hate to have to reinstall everything and loose all my stuff and I've no clue how I could even back them up as the system wont even start up without the recovery disk.
I'm so sorry to bump... but could anyone pleeeeeeease help me with this, I've searched and searched all over the internet and just can't come up with a solution.
I am trying to do a system restore from the install disc because I can't boot. I followed this tutorial: System Recovery Options using method two. At step 5, the only operating system listed is Vista (which I don't have and never have had). If I select it and try to continue, it tells me that that version of windows is not compatible with the install dvd I am using. If I try to continue without selecting Vista, it tells me I have to select an OS. I have also tried startup repair to no avail.
Background information: This is on my early '08 Macbook Pro. I was using windows 7 professional x64 through boot camp. A few weeks ago after updating virus definitions for AVG, windows would no longer boot. I found that it was an issue with the update and that a system restore would solve the problem. Unfortunately, I can't get system restore to work properly.
I would appreciate any help. Happy Holidays!
Are you using a genuine Windows 7 install disc? Have you tried booting into safe mode? Are you running RAID?3 more replies
After a similar disaster yesterday I managed to get my system up but kept getting messages about running counterfeit miscrosoft software. I managed to find a good system restore point and all was well.Now today more or less the same thing. On trying to boot the computer today the system was looking for errors to fix which did not work just as it didn't yesterday. And just like yesterday when it failed it gave a message did I want to restore to an earlier date. Then it had 2 options: to proceed or cancel. Duh? I chose to proceed hopefully to restore to earlier date but all it did was return to looking for an error which continued forever till I finally shut it down. When I try again to start same thing.My question is how do I choose the return to an earlier date when the cancel only returns me to look for errors and so does the proceed? WTH?I wish to avoid the "counterfeit" episode and advance to Go and Collect My $200 ASAP. Any suggestions?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-elevated-command-prompt/Hi kcsummer -I have no "simple check" for these problems, but if it was mine I would first start with the following 2 tasks -Use the Elevated Command Prompt, as described above, and run sfc /scannow (no disks required for Win7).Then try a chkdsk /r command (with the same method) to also look for errors.Also (I must ask) are you sure that your version of Windows is a "Full legal version", and not one installed by someone else ??Thank You -15 more replies
I did a factory restore on the Pavillion 20. Pushing the F11 key got me to the TroubleShooter screen and I selected System Restore. All went well I set up the Admin UserName and Password carefully (but did not think to make a password recovery disk). I installed a different AntiVirus app to the default Norton one. So I uninstalled Norton. It reuqired a reboot to complete the uninstall. This is where my problems started. On restarting, the machine will not accept the password! There is no error here. It was carefully crafted and entered two times duing creation. I have even considered maybe I was slow to remove my finger off the shift key (two times) so have tried many variants of shift or no shift for the capitals and even the next character in the password. I have rebooted about 50 times trying to just get in one time and then I'd choose a new login password.So next I thought I might just do a System Restore from scratch and re-set up again. But now there is no option for me to use System Recovery. This option is missing! I have spent many hours on google searches for similar problems. It is just not there. I have tried using F10 and also F11 to get into System Recovery. I get to the menu Troubleshoot and there are 3 options: Refresh uoir PC, Reset your PC and Advanced options.Clicking Advanced options gives me System Restore (usung a restore point (doesn;t work)) System Image Recove... Read moreMore replies
My son accidentally placed the operating disc for Windows XP Home Edition for a PC in his Sony Laptop Originally running Windows XP Professional. How can I remove Windows XP Home so that the computer will recognize everything?
and welcome to the Forum
What do you have now? . . Two operating systems or just Home?
I am so sorry folks i should also tell you that i have been using ccleaner the following are my HJT and adsspy logs Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 3:52:51 PM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\sdkyz32.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\sdkbi32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more
Please post this log in your thread where I am already helping you, otherwise we get confused.1 more replies
I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop?? Then it stalls in never never land. When I boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc. Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success. So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system. Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1. When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted the restore to restore point!
Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,1 more replies
I'm running Windows XP SP3 with everything up to date as far as I know. I have the complete set of my PC's OEM Disks that I've used once when my OS was completely messed up, had Geeks Rescue out and they couldn't figure out what was wrong, so I know what they are for.
What I'm not understanding are the several tools I'm afraid to open listed in my "Start"/"All Programs" I have both "Compaq"/"Compaq Presario PC Tools" with "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/"Compaq Support Information"/"Compaq System Recovery"/"Remote Assistance"/"Safety and Comfort Guide"
Then below that entry there's another that says, "PC Recovery Tools" that has the "Compaq Application Recovery"/"Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator"/"Compaq Recovery Tools CD"/ and /"Compaq System Recovery" which I'm assuming are the same as the same four listed above.
I know what the "Compaq Recovery CD-DVD Creator" is supposed to do but like so many other folks I've read about I couldn't get mine to burn all of the disks successfully so I got them from HP/Compaq after a lot of run around and misery.
My problem is that I inadvertently uninstalled my Omnipass program file a while back and perhaps a couple of other needed files and drivers but I'm no... Read more
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hi guys im new to this software i didnt really no what this was all for really and me being one for downloading any thing and trying n e thing ive come across a kinda thing in which i have put my self into a lot of bother.
I kinda did the scan on the hijackthis software and kinda clicked every thing.
in doing so i have stopped them all.
in realising this i turned it all back on. thankfully i did a backup and it worked.
unforatuatly i deleted the back up and then scanned for things i didnt want.
i found a few things and then ticked them.
accidently ticked my firewall or some thing to do with my firewall and now it doesnt work.
ive reinstalled it 4 times and still it wont let n e traffic through.
is there any help i can get from some one so ui can turn it back on.
ps i have a log of wat i scanned just now if thts needed to help
Welcome to TSF.
That's not good. That's the main reason we tell users not to use this program on their own since it can cause damage. Do you have an older log of what you had before you did the fixes? If not, tell us what you fixed if you can remember.
Post your new log you have now and we'll take a look at it. What firewall program are you using?
Hello-I have a windows xp (version 2002) Asus EeePC and I think I might have downloaded a virus accidentally whilst on a music radio website. I found that it messed up my internet browser and it would directly open to a website called "partner12.mydomainadvisor.com" Please advise what I should do to clean this up! I have changed the default from the wierd website to "google.com" but it still will default to this website "partner12..." if the domain name does not exist. i used to have norton antivirus but the subscription ran out and i did not renew...I know I should probably get something to protect my computer as well from now on. Thank you
I noticed a slowdown on my computer this past week,
so i stupidly ran combofix thinking it would solve the problem.
i think it may have deleted something very important,
and now my computer wont load passed the:
"start windows normally; safe mode; safe mode w networking; etc" menu.
im afraid there's nothing i can do at this point.
i need help please!
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I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.
Quote: Originally Posted by adam42381
I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.
Welcome to the forums...
What error message are you getting? And at what point are you getting it?
For the record: I am Win98 and ME certified and knowledgeable with DOS.
I am a 'shift-del' freak and was cleaning my desktop, 3 weeks ago and accidentally included my coin logs(I've been working on these for 3.5 years). Being an XP user and knowing XP doesn't use DOS, I thought there was no chance of getting them back; I just found out I was wrong and with the proper tools I can. I never did this before, but so need to. Please help.
UPDATE: A friend referred me to "recuva" yoake a recovery, of about 15 files(MSWord), I got back 2 and one was my buff(buffalo coin) logs. However later I discovered;both files will not open. Windows says, "word cannot find compressor for..." I'm clueless here. Plus after choosing to unhide all files and folders, I ran into 2 files that have the names I lost; but they begin with "~$", only have 1K and the icon is light colored. What is this? Any chance of recovery nof these 4 and others.?
there are quite a lot of recovery programs available
I have used www.z-a-recovery.com a digital camera free recovery on the site and recovered 100 images off a CF card , so i know some of these work well
From a Elvandil Post
Here's a list. If the free ones don't see anything, forget the pay ones. I know Pandora is still around and has updated recovery software. And the other day, someone used the Disk Investigator at the bottom, which is meant to show you how much stuff is still on your drive after you thought you cleaned it, and they managed to get all their files back. Dr. Freeware is pretty new and updated not too long ago, with other useful tools, too.
Here's the list, anyway (I have more if you run out ):
Free recovery applications:
Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
Recover My Files
Zero Assumption Recovery
Active@ File Recovery
Easeus Data Recove... Read more
So I formated my main partition on my toshiba and I know what your thinking already. That I know nothing of pc's but i learn from trial and error. But my problem is I made a boot disc for windows 7 with torrents, and I got some progress and I have know idea what to do. I boot the pc and it boots up with only freedos settings it says freedos 2006 1.0 and it gives me different ways to boot up but no matter which one I pic always gives me the same error message.
FreeDOS HIMEM64 3.26 [Aug 25 2006] (c) 1995, Till gerken 2001-2006 tom ehlert
himem - always on a20 method used
kernel: allocated 43 diskbuffers = 22876 bytes in hma
freecom version 0.84-pre2 xms_swap [Aug 28 2006 00:29:00]
can not redirect output to file 'temp.bat'
bad command or filename - "temp.bat"
file not found.- 'A:\temp.bat'
checking for cdrom driver or c:\fdbootcd.iso...
El-torito bootable cd-rom driver for dos v1.4, http://www.nu2.nu/eltorito/
(c)2000 by gary tong
(c)2001-2002 by bart lagerweij
no booted cd-rom found.
driver not installed
there is no cdrom, or the wrong cd-rom!
if any one has seen this please help.
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When I was reformatting my computer i deleted a part of my drive that i think was really important. It was drive E:. After the reformatting I tried to go on the internet. I tried to go on wireless but, I didn't have a wireless internet icon for my wireless card so I plugged it in. Still i could not go on the Internet. Then I tried to open some programs and half of them would load the others I would get error reports from.
I think the reason it doesn't work is because of the drive I accidently deleted. Is there any way that I could get the data back without taking it to a repair shop? Thanks for any help. Oh and I cant put my laptop on standby either.
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Windows 8 pro
Cant do anything on computer
using a different laptop right now
I was in regedit trying to delete an instant savings app that had found its way into my computer. I believe i was in Local_Users and i know i went to the software folder. I accidentally deleted the software folder and I couldnt use any programs. I couldnt use a system restore because it gave me an error so i decided to reboot and go into safe mode and do it there but it didnt work. I have been trying to figure all of this out with windows technicians and didnt get anywhere. I cant do anything on my broken computer because when i boot it up, it skips the boot menu and i cant get it into safe mode or anything. it goes straight to the lock screen and I cant read any texts and can only put in my password. After I put in the password, it gives me a black screen for a few seconds with a blue spinning wheel on my mouse and it goes back to the lock screen. My idea was to load the cd I have with the win8 pro back onto my computer and that would reset the registry but I dont know how to do this because I cant do any functions on my pc at the moment. any help would be great. Sorry for all the bad writing, I am trying to finish a lot of homework and figure out this problem at the same time.
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I am having a very similar issue as OP, but I "accidentally" [STUPID ME.....] did diskpart/clean (only clean) on a remote HD (149Ghz size with no partition on it).
I am still reading through this thread and hopefully I will be able to recover my data on this remote HD. I have been using TestDisk, EaseUS partition recovery to scan (only quick scan so far) w/o any luck yet. At this moment I am running Partition Recovery quick scan now. Since I do not have any partition on this HD, I am not sure if I am doing the right thing.... I only store pictures (tons of them) and some docs on it. I am on Page 9 of this thread, I will keep reading and trying.
Thanks in advance for helping me,
Originally posted here diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(
Moved to allow better help
I'm not pc savvy at all so this message comes with a tad bit of panic!
My mother accidently hit "log off" instead of restart using windows XP. Now she gets a blue screen that says "Welcome" on the left and my family's name with a chess board icon on the right. There's a button on the bottom that says "turn off family computer". We cannot get to the desk top no matter what we try. We can only shut it down. We think she hit log off-- since it's a family computer we never use this function. Can anyone tell me how to get back to the desktop? (she's quite upset because we're not sure what happened exactly, and not sure what to do)
ANY help or suggests are welcome! Thanks much!
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a few days ago, I went to the "safely remove hardware" icon and clicked "stop" on the USB Port option.
Today, when I tried to get photos onto my comp by inserting the memory chip into the SD/mini/MMC/RS and the computer wouldn't reconize it. I went to my computer and checked to see if the icons, and none were there.
I tried restarting my comp, but that didn't help.
How do I retrieve the hardware?
Remove the SD/mini/MMC/RS docking bay and the reinsert it into your PC, this is assuming that the device you inserted the memory chip into is connected through USB.7 more replies
I'm using windows XP and in network connections I accidently deleted my lan connection icon. (I know that sounds goofy) Then the recycle bin got emptied before I could restore it Since I am using DSL I obviously need this, but it will not even detect the hardware to make a new connection. I've spent hours trying to figure this out, and read everything about LAN in the microsoft help and support.
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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit
It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.
Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.
Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.
Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.
The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.
So now I'm stuck.
I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more
The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.
If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )
If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.
I have a script I use for it.
You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.
It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.
I have a 2TB external hard drive and a 1TB external hard drive.
I got a new 2TB internal hard drive and was installing Windows on it.
On the screen where it showed the connected drives, I stupidly forgot the 2 external drives were still connected. I thought somehow it was breaking up the new 2TB internal drive into 3 separate partitions. I clicked on the two external drives and deleted the partitions because I thought it would merge them. I DID NOT format luckily.
I am in the middle of running the Analyzer using TestDisk on the 2TB external. Since it is a 2TB hard drive, it is analyzing about 10% of the disk per day. So I guess it will take 10 days to finish. Small price to pay if I can recover all the data on these drives. One has all our home movies and photos and the other has all our scanned documents in PDF format. Sigh.
I am wondering if I am doing this the right way with TestDisk? Is there a faster way? When I deleted the partitions, the process took less than a second. The drives were partitioned to used 100% of the drive space. I read the page TestDisk Step By Step but still not sure if there isn't an easier way for my particular blunder. Nothing should be corrupted. Just deleted.
Yes it should be faster. I thought there were two levels to the restore deleted partitions and only the deeper level involves scanning the surface for old deleted partitions.
I might have erased something on regedit that is preventing me from startying any app right now. The only way to get to my web browser is through the "run" option. When ever I attempt to load something, "mozilla, explorer or any other app" I get an error message:
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.
All this is due to a stupid adware they I cannot get rid of but some help would be nice. Thanks again.
XP??? Use IE
EXE FIX http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/exefix.reg -
save target as exe.reg - double click - boot
I made a data disc (CD-R) with nero 5.5 (size of data 400mb) and accidently my daughter did another burn (size of data 2mb) on the same disc, her data is there, have I lost mine completely? I seem to recall reading somewhere that there is a program for retrieving the older data?
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Hi all, I am new here so nice to meet you.
I have annoying problem. I was reinstalling xp and I created a new partition (not very familiar with what this means), and so now my c drive has changed its name to e. I have been to windows website none of the processes work (disk management ect), the computer just wont let me either delete the new partition or change the names of the drives. I know this is touchy buisness so I dont want to proceed until I know what I am doing.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Personally, I'd find it much easier to figure out what's going on here if I could see what Disk Manager says. You don't seem to have a very good grasp on disk terminology, so if you could take a screenshot of a fully expanded Disk Manager, (right click My Computer, select manage, on the right side of the screen choose disk management) then I can get back to you with much more specific advice.
Edit: To take a Screen shot, press print screen on your keyboard, and then paste into an image program such as paint. Save the resulting file, and then upload it to a site such as photobucket which will host the image for you for free. (You have to sign up for a free account first.) After uploading to an image hosting site, the site will provide you with several links that you can use to post the image here on this forum.
Hi all, i accidently deleted file which i have been update it everyday from beginning of 2010, it was in usb stick and excel file, tried "restoration 2.5.14", it had retrived more than 120,000 files, none of them was in the name of 2010, that's my deleted file's name, will anyone please help, thanks in advance
Ran an exe. file last night by accident that had appeared on desktop "stupid. It ran a dos app. ? Advanced properties= %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT
Have a number of files in Windows directory (XP Pro) with same time. They are:
wiaservc.log ([wiaservc] Opened log at 12/5/2004 01:58:56.140
"Have not rebooted since incident"
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:45:10 AM, on 12/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\LaunchPd.exe
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Hello, I recently purchased Dell XPS 8700 that came with a 2tb harddive formatted with GPT. The computer came with Windows 8, and I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7. However the windows installer wouldn't install on any of the current partitions, so I deleted every partition with gParted and proceeded to install Windows 7 successfully onto the one giant partition. Since I deleted all the GPT partition information (Idiotically), I am unable to make more partitions and dual boot.
So my questions are: Is my harddrive as of right now in MBR or GPT? And how would I add the GPT partitions back, as in the primary and secondary GPT headers?
Edit: I am attempting to dual boot with Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional, both 64bit and the computer has the UEFI, I think. Am I better off using MBR or GPT to dual boot? I only want two OS's and a shared data partition.
Since I deleted all the GPT partition information (Idiotically), I am unable to make more partitions and dual boot.
Deleting all GPT partitions is a recommended step to downgrade "Windows 8" as "Windows 7" is known to not much liking GPT based UEFI boot mode. Although "Win 7" 64 bit edition may boot from a GPT disk, i prefer MBR partitioning especially in case of dual booting with Linux.The only mistake you made here is not to partition the disk at the time of install. Fortunately you can split the single large "C" partition to two or three small partitions with the help of "Partition Wizard" free edition.
Download link : Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
What you need to do is first shrink/resize "C" and create one or more new partitions using the free space.
How to shrink partition : Shrink Windows partition with partition manager - MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Video guide : How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
I'm convinced that I accidentally removed the DVD-R driver from my CD-RW/DVD-R drive. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 and haven't been able to track down or successfully update the driver to fix this problem. Can someone help me? I'm really new at this. Thanks.
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Hi I accident deleted my photos and a video file on my memory card from my camera is there a way to recover them? The memory stick is Sony MEMORY STICK PRODu0 magic gate Mark2 2GB
The Camera is a Sony Cyber-shot
Take a look here: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
No guarantees, though.
I recently clicked on the fn and f5 key together on accident and it messed with my screen and now my background is no longer full screen but small and centralised and everything has become smaller. I have tried adjusting my display, restarting multiple times and repressing the fn+f5 key but nothing seems to be working. Please help.
right click on your desktop, display settings, advanced display settingscheck your monitor resolution and set it correctly.5 more replies
I was curious as Malwarebytes, MSE, and even ESET didn't find anything like this, while SUPERAntiSpyware found adware but not these, though I'm not too sure: but I brought up start task manager and looked under processes and found two that weren't under my user name (just so you know, under "users" it's just me), and after looking them up on google, learned that they might be trojans. They are: csrss.exe, and winlogon.exe. Well, that last one isn't really a trojan, but wasn't under my user name so I brought it up here just in case.
I don't want to get in trouble, as I need to do some accounting-related stuff soon n my comp., so I need to know if they are trojans or not, and if they are, how to get rid of them right away. Any ideas, and could there be more? (Again, Malwarebytes, MSE, SUPERAnti and ESET didn't pick this up)
Google is your friend.
Client/Server Runtime Subsystem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hey guys, just opened up a link on steam from someone and stupidly opened and ran the file which was a .scr.
From a preliminary search it seems that I may have installed a Trojan, so any help would be appreciated.
Running a Windows 7, with the only security software being Microsoft Security Essentials (which a scan didn't turn up anything awry).
Many thanks for any help!
Edit: here's the logs of the security check I just ran
Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.91
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 11
Windows Firewall Enabled!
Microsoft Security Essentials
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Java 7 Update 71
Adobe Reader 10.1.12 Adobe Reader out of Date!
Google Chrome (39.0.2171.65)
Google Chrome (39.0.2171.71)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Microsoft Security Essentials MSMpEng.exe
Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 60% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
# AdwCleaner v4.104 - Report created 06/12/2014 at 22:12... Read more
Did you clean detections of adwCleaner?
Please post the results.
You can find result log file at "C:\AdwCleaner"
And hows your system working?
Are you having any issue?
I was going to check if my external HDD needed to be defragged. I was in the wee window that asks about checking the disk for errors and decided to do that, there's always two options, one is always automatically ticked and there's another one that said something about find and attempt to restore corrupt files, that is never ticked and I never choose it, until today. All I noticed was it found 1024 files, and I clicked proceed, it processed or fixed etc and i went back to the pc after an hour and decided just to cancel as it seemed to be stuck at 2025 files checked.
Once i clicked cancel I couldn't get access to my external HDD and when I right on 'My Computer' it says it's NTFS files and is full but windows can't get access to it, i thought i'd try restoring it and i can see that out of the 1TB I have used 330GB which is what my disk was like before my mistake.
as with most people I have all my most important stuff saved there away from my C drive.
Ok, sorry for waffling on, can anyone tell me if I am able to restore my drive back to what it was (Would that have been FAT32 files?)
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This is what I get for trying to uninstall windows messenger...I accidently uninstalled all windows components BUT windows messenger...I since fixed it...Kinda realized something was wrong when half my icons disappeared I managed to reinstall them the same way I uninstalled them...However now something wierd is going on...Saw a program 'bootstraper' and now I'm running 6 more process than before the incident..Not sure if something wierd got on my pc during the fk up, or if its just a screwed up windows...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:18:51 PM, on 9/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC... Read more
Hi Ngarskel. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.
Everything else looks normal also. You are good to go.
I'm a begginer on computers and I have a HP pavilion a1520n with Windows XP media center edition 2005. I accidently deleted a file and now every 30 seconds I get an automatic pop up saying " the feature you are trying to use is unavailable. Click ok to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'EZARC.msi" . I can't figure out what to do. Sometimes there's another pop up that says, "Try the installation package again using a valid copy of the installation package 'EZARC.msi' " Can someone please put an end to my computers suffering because of its idiotic owner?
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!
See post #4 here:
Let us know if that works for you or not.
I went and inadvertantly disabled both monitors on my Ti4600 vid card. I just wanted to disable one as I thought having two caused problems using my mouse with the game Manhunt(retail copy). Mouse buttons worked but movement didn't.I tried three mice-optical,usb,ps/2 etc.I noticed the mouse cursor spanned both monitors during gameplay.
I installed on a slower machine (single monitor) and the mouse function as it should(ver slow computer though).
BACK TO ORIGINAL PROBLEM-I disabled one monitor, but picked the wrong one, went to disable the second and now I can't get any view of my desktop in order to re-enable them. Switched plugs, switched monitors et al.
PLEASE HELP WITH ANY OF MY PROBLEMS !!!!!!!!!!
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Have a look on this site http://www.waterwheel.com/Guides/how_to/monitor/monitors.htm
I got an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with my PC, which is capable of 64-bit.
I've read that the serial key is legal for either version, 32-bit or 64-bit, but the DVD I got only has 32-bit version.
How can I get a new DVD with the 64-bit version, as I got 8 gigs of ram and I can't use them.
I bought and built the computer myself and made a mistake when I ordered Windows, and asked for 32-bit because I was scared of compatibility, and I opened and installed it already, so I can't take it back.
You can try contacting whoever supplied you with the 32bit disc and explain your mistake... they may send you a new 64bit one... You may just have to bite the bullet and purchase the 64bit version...4 more replies
I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.
So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?
What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.
Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.
Leave a homegroup
I was having trouble with Internet Explorer using Comcast e-mail, the Comcast rep instructed me to go to tools and delete browsing history, cookies and temp files, then go to advance tab and reset, I lost all my favorites is there anyway to recover them?
The only way I know is to download and try this software and then just hope
Recuva or ShadowExplorer to try and recover them from the file's original folder.
You do not need the paid version
ive just managed to delete the whole of my lossles music collection by using shift and delete on the folder (wasnt concentrating)
can i get it back? thanks
Try Recuva: Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
Ideally, you need an external drive to save the recovered files to.
Hi guys,I wanted to split 8 gb file but instead of MBs I selected bytes so basically now I have alot of 4.1 kb files so I would appreciate if you could tell me how I can delete all the files quickly because manually deleting all the files is slow and I have some other stuff to do.
In Computer select the first file scroll down the list to the last file you want to delete and press the Shift key and click on the last file press delete to send them to the recycle bin or hold the Shift key and press delete to permanently delete them.3 more replies
While I accomplished so much successfully setting up my computer in AHCI earlier, I now blew it all.
I had the SMART command failure error with my SSD, and received a new BIOS from my motherboard manufacturer. I applied it and "Loaded Optimized Defaults" in the BIOS as your supposed to. Stupid me, that means the motherboard activates IDE mode, but I installed Windows in AHCI mode.
So... I switched it back to AHCI after booting into IDE by accident and now I'm getting MBR Error. Is there any way to repair this? I have been trying to repair it through the Windows Install disk, using bootsec & command prompt to no avail.
Likely because where the screen pops up that says: "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair" There's no option to select. So I elected to "Load Drivers" using iaAHCI.inf [Intel ICH10R] from the Intel RST installer (I extracted it on my Laptop). It still doesn't recognize it.
-->This is all pertaining to image 3. on the guide on the link HERE
If I HAVE to install Windows again, I have 2 storage drives installed as well, do I take them out to prevent them from being formatted? They are holding My Documents/My Pictures/My Music/My Videos etc.
You shouldn't have to reinstall, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it shows how to enable AHCI after the OS has been installed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
pc has 2 drives in it. c: and d:. i was installing xp pro on c: and during the install the process asked me if I wanted to delete partitions. I selected the wrong one (d: ) and deleted it. I did not format it. Is there a way to get all the data off that drive? I tried PC Inspector File Recovery but that program does not get all the files. It seems to pick up only on directories and nothing else. This d: drive is in a pc that has win2k pro with SP4 and windows no longer sees this drive. any help would be appriciated
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I wasn't sure where to post this but that's how desperate I am. I deleted my picture folder from my Laptop, that runs windows Vista, how can I get them back? they are not in the trash bin, I checked but for some reason nothing get send it to the trash can, it just delete and that's it.
Please any help??????
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I reformat my pc and install XP but what problem I faced is "During the installation, the installation stopped and error messege occured." I can't remember what error is it...
Due to this problem, I had to reformat my pc again and install again since the OS repair not succeed. Because of this multiple times reformatting, I started worry about reliability of my hard disk drive.
What i want ask is " If i faced this problem in the future, any common solutions that can fix these kind of problems (if different of error messeges)".....
you don't have to worry about the h/d
if you have problems with installing
check the disk is clean
try it with only one stick of ram in and reinstall the other ram when you have finished installing