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Any way to get Folio 1020 G1 Ubuntu recovery image?

Q: Any way to get Folio 1020 G1 Ubuntu recovery image?

Is there anywhere to get a recovery image of the originally installed Ubuntu? I did a fresh install of 16.04, and the touchpad no longer works correctly, and I installed the "normal" 14.04 and it doesn't work there either, so I'm guessing this had some addon drivers that aren't part of the normal Ubuntu. The download section for the 1020 G1 doesn't even LIST Ubuntu as an OS option. Alternately, assuming the addons were in a ppa, if there was somewhere I could download those drivers alone for 14.04?

A: Any way to get Folio 1020 G1 Ubuntu recovery image?

@TLMiller? I did find a datasheet that does indicate the Ubuntu Operating System. A datasheet is not a contract, nor does it indicate how the product is ultimately sold. Nonetheless, if you purchased the product from HP, then HP may be able to help you restore what you had on the computer when you received it. You need to contact HP Business Support and talk to an HP representative. Excerpted:Datasheet | HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Notebook PC HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Notebook PC Specifications TableAvailable Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 641Windows 10 Home 641Windows 8.1 Pro 641Windows 8.1 641Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro)2Windows 7 Professional 32 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro)2Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights form Windows 8.1 Pro)24Windows 7 Professional 32 (available through downgrade rights form Windows 8.1 Pro)24Windows 7 Professional 641Windows 7 Professional 321FreeDOS 2.0Ubuntu Linux 3 Technical Specifications Footnotes:3 Not available with touch Assuming the notebook is still covered under warranty: Open HP Customer Support - Laptops >Enter your precise Model / Product name in the space provided and Click Search iconORSelect 1 > Narrow your Selection >> Click on the icon for your notebook type / seriesWhen your computer?s page opens > Click last tab (on the right): Get Help from HP > General HP Contact Information:HP Contact Information ? Sales, Technical Support, other Contacts - USA / CanadaContact HP ? USA - Assistance HP Tech support/ Customer Service ? Some English Speaking CountriesIncluding UK and Europe From a post by @Sunshyn2005, to contact HP Support :Step 1. Open link: www.hp.com/contacthp/Step 2. Enter your computer's Product Number OR select Auto DetectStep 3. Scroll down, find: "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down, Click HP contact options > Click Get phone numberCase number and phone number appear on screen. HP Customer Support > NotebooksHP Customer Support > Mobile Workstations and Notebooks When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click this Post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Dear community, I recently bought a brand new HP EliteBook Folio 1020 because it's officially given as supported by Ubuntu OS. So after installing this system, I discovered that the Alps Forcepad is not fully supported by Linux. Basically, the mouse and click is working, but MultiTouch features are not working at all. I mean that my old EliteBook 8460p supported the two finger scrolling perfectly with the Synqptics drivers, but unfortunately, this is not the case for this new computer. After some research, the problem comes from the psmouse module, the touchpad is detected as a generic PS2 mouse. some Google research give me some third party project to give better support for Alps device like https://github.com/he1per/psmouse-dkms-alpsv7, and while the modules seems to be compiled corrected and then finally detected as a Alps device, the multitouch feature still not working. Is there any patch for psmouse that can be provided in order to support the muti touch feature, at last the two fingers scrolling, this is the minimum for having a decent usage of the applications. Thank for your help and best regards Obitwo.

A:MultiTouch issue with Ubuntu and EliteBook Folio 1020

That git project you're trying to build is for an old Linux Kernel (3.13). Firstly it will not build with any recent kernels becuase the source functions/logic have changed too much.In Linux 3.18 support for Forcepad was added in the drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c file. But this supports the HP 1040 Forcepad. The HP 1020 uses another (perhaps newer) model of Forcepad. I too am desperately looking for a solution..

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Hi I got a brand new Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 - I would like to use the TPM 2.0 that it is advertised with. According to the specification it has an Intel Firmware TPM 2.0. But I don't seem to be able to enable it. The BIOS only gives me an option to enable/disable a TPM, but it seems to only be the hardware Infineon TPM 1.2. Can anyone let me know how I can enable the TPM 2.0 on the Elitebook?

A:TPM 2.0 on Elitebook Folio 1020 G1

Firmware TPM is version 2.0. Hardware TPM is v1.2, which is a subset of the TPM 2.0 specification version v0.89as implemented by Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT).For more information on HP security solutions refer to: http://www.hp.com/go/clientsecurity.




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Hello, on the German HP website, it's possible to order the new Folio 1020 with Skylake processor.  My question: I'm currently in Germany so I am thinking of ordering it, but I would like to know if HP will provide additional models: Currently, only these models are on offer:- 4k touch with 6y75- FHD antiglare with 6y54 I.e, there is NO 4k antiglare, and there is also NO antiglare with 6y75. I prefer 6y75 with antiglare, and if possible 4k antiglare.  I would like to know if HP plan to release a 4k antiglare version, and also if there will be 6y75 models with antiglare (be it FHD or 4k). Should you not know of any such plans, I would like to ask you to forward to the developers of this model that there surely is a demand for m7 antiglare models, and presumably also a 4k version. Thank you!   

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Replace a defective hard drive in the hp touchsmart 310-1020

Inserted recovery disk 1, it started loading files and all appeared normal.

I had to leave, it was around 12% of the file load. Left for an hour.

When I came back it was shut off and the disk door was open.

Now I can't turn it on. The light in the back is lit when plugged in.
When I press the on/off switch the switch on the side, it lites green and then goes right off, whether I hold it in or not,

Ideas welcome ?????????????????
 

A:Solved: hp touchsmart310-1020 won't turn on during recovery

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I have just made a set of HP Recovery discs for my new HP Folio 13 installed with W7-64 bit. I used Nashua DVD+Rs. Before doing anything further with the computer I thought it would be a good idea to test the discs. I changed the boot order in the BIOS placing the (USB) DVD drive ahead of the SSD. It seemed to be working until, "You are not able to restore this system with the media" appeared. Nothing else, only this line. The notebook is brand new and has only Lightroom 2.7 installed. No changes have been made. I have noticed on the forums a number of people have experienced similar problems, but there don't seem to be any resolutions. Is it possible that the disc type is not supported, even though the software allowed the discs to be made? Is there anybody out there who knows what is happening her?       graham 

A:HP Recovery discs for Windows 7 HP Folio 13-2000.

I don't work for HP, but will forward this post to someone who does. All I can suggest right now is call HP and request a Recovery disc set for your specific model, ask them to waive the fee since yours do not work. 1-800-HPInvent or  You can order recovery media here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810334 

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I am the owner of a used Elitebook Folio 9470m laptop that I procured from my friend. It is very lightweight laptop, and I really love it.Unfortunately, the laptop came with admin password on the BIOS. I already contacted him, and he has no idea what it is. This was his father laptop, and he also has no idea about it. So, I'm left here with this laptop, but no way to tinker around with the BIOS. Obviously this isn't good!All sources lead me to this area where can I contact HP support to try to solve my problem.  I opened up two cases.  First one, case ID 4779632926 and did not get response. Second, 4779725521 and this is response i got. " I  really apologize for the inconvenience, unfortunately we will not be able to support this case."  I tried to reply to this case with subject <4779725521> and then I received message that case is closed. We are sorry, but we were unable to process your request.

The Case with ID "4779725521" is closed or does not exist and cannot be updated. PLS if there is any chance to solve this, let me know.  I can provide any information you need. Thank you.

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Hello im planning on making a system image of my windows 7 hdd(365gb partition). I currently have ubuntu installed on another 100gb partition, and the bootloader is grub2.

When i make the system image will the fact that ubuntu's bootloader is being used instead of win7, affect how the system image is made? If i restore it will it boot properly?

also ive read that windows system image is unreliable. Is this true? if so, does anyone have any better suggestions on how to backup my whole win7 drive?

Thanks

A:System Image with Ubuntu Dualboot?

First of all, Ubuntu's boot loader is ONLY being used to boot Ubuntu; it can not boot Windows -- only the Windows boot loader does that. GRUB hands off control to the Windows boot loader.

Second, if Win7 came preinstalled on your PC, there is likely a small partition containing the Windows boot loader files. IF that's the case, when you make an image backup, be SURE to include that small partition, as well. You need that partition in order to boot Windows.

If you later restore Windows using the same tool that you used to image it, then no, that is not going to affect Ubuntu in any way.

I don't use Windows System imaging; instead, I use Macrium Reflect -- the FREE version will do image backups and restores.

And finally, MS insists on using the word "drive" when they actually mean "partition". You don't have a Windows 7 "drive" -- because if you did, there would be no partitions on that "drive" containing anything else. Instead, you have (likely) a Win7 boot partition, and a Win7 OS partition.

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Hello I have a Lenovo G5080 laptop. I had windows 10 pre installed. I made new partitions out of the given system and now have 2 partitions where my personal files are stored apart from the original C and D. C has windows and D has backup / recovery.  Also, i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 10 for dual boot which is working fine. But there are a lot of problems in my windows now. Hence i want to recover the original backup from one key recovery. 1) Will one key recovery process delete the Ubunutu operating systemt too ?  2) WIll one key recovery delte my other partitions that are present alongside C and D. See attached screenshot of my Harddrive config at present.  Thank You for the help.
























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Hello
 
I have a Lenovo G5080 laptop. I had windows 10 pre installed. 
I made new partitions out of the given system and now have 2 partitions where my personal files are stored apart from the original C and D. C has windows and D has backup / recovery. 
 
Also, i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 10 for dual boot which is working fine. But there are a lot of problems in my windows now. Hence i want to recover the original backup from one key recovery.
 
1) Will one key recovery process delete the Ubunutu operating systemt too ? 
 
2) WIll one key recovery delte my other partitions that are present alongside C and D.
 
See attached screenshot of my Harddrive config at present. 
 
Thank You for the help.
 
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I'm trying to use True Image 11 to image the system partition of my laptop. When I get to the place where it asks me to select the partition to image, there are two: the main NTFS system partition and a small recovery partition. Should I select both or just the system partition? I have heard that the recovery partition must be in a certain place on the HD to be usable. If so, and if I needed to restore the image , the recovery partition might not be restored to the same place and would therefore be unusable. Any advice on how to proceed here? Thanks.
 

A:Using Acronis True Image to image disk with hidden recovery partition

you should image it to the recovery partition, although it may not be a good idea to have it on the same HDD
I myself use an external drive which is probably the safest
 

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that has dual drives - c & d. The c drive crashed and was replaced by dell. We are now trying to do a system image recovery from the d drive. We are following How to do a System Image Recovery in Window7 from seven forums.com http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
After Selecting the System Image from the D Drive (STEP TWO, # 5 and 6), the computer prompts to create a repair disk. The only way to move forward is to create or not create the disk. In either case, it then has you restart the machine, takes you through the process again.... Step 5/6.... Never gets to Step 7 to actually DO the System Recover!
What am I missing. We have been at this for over 2 weeks and any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows Image Recovery-Can't move forward after selecting Sys Image

Are you booting off your Windows DVD? Or are you using the Windows Recovery Environment by hitting DEL or PF8 to pull up Windows Repair?

I would think the only time you are asked to create a repair disk is during the actual TAKING/creating of the System Image (after it is complete).

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Thank you for assisting here. I've had the Nokia Lumia 1020 US Version for many years now, it works even with a cracked screen but I love the features so much so I purchased another Nokia Lumia 1020 (exact specs). Since ATT no longer carries the phone they cannot assist in the transfer.
How do I (besides backing up on the SIM card) transfer all data (texts, contacts, photos) to my new Nokia 1020. Seems like it would be easy I've tried many basics and followed the transfer data apps but nothing seems to be working. Help please. thanks :)

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I plan on dual booting Ubuntu along my Windows 7 system. The only thing I am concerned with is how would I go about making a system image of Windows 7 and restoring it if I have to...with Ubuntu already installed? Would I have to wipe my hard drive of both OS and reinstall Windows 7 with my back up image or is there ways to install the windows 7 image without affecting Ubuntu or both?

A:How does system image of Windows installed along ubuntu work?

Ubuntu has the buzz but from personal experience I'd recommend Madriva One 2011 esp. if you have broadband internet connected via a network card.

http://www.mandriva.com/en/downloads/

Easus image backup free:

Best free data backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery freeware. Hard Disk image freeware.

with this program and an external drive you can back up the entire HD or particular partitions.

What I would do:

Burn the Boot CD for Easus ToDo. Make sure your system will boot from it and you can see your HD and external drive before doing anything else. If the restore on the Boot CD can't see the drives try a different program. Another is Macrium Reflect Free:
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

In case of disaster you have to be able to restore the image using the Boot CD.
The image back up tool is only as good as the Boot CD with the restore. If you can't see it, you can't restore it.

Use the Back up entire disk option before you start altering partitions. Be able to get back to square one if anything happens.

Then once you have Windows and Linux peacefully coexisting and booting correctly, use the back up option to make an image of the individual partitions. If Linux breaks, just restore the Linux partition. If Windows, just the Windows etc..

Both Easus and Macrium are very easy to use. There are others also.
Take a look on thefreecountry.com: Free Programmers' Resources, Free Webmasters' Resources, Free Security Resources

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I've been dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate, but a while back my Windows 8 kind of went "South" and wouldn't boot at all (I got an error message that a device was "not attached"). I have a recent system image on an external USB hard drive, but when I boot to "system recovery" using my repair disk it can't seem to find my USB drive at all.

The tutorials here mention installing a SATA driver to access disks that are not recognized, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

A:System Image Recovery can't find Image on USB Drive

Hello Philppo,

Double check to make sure that your BIOS or UEFI settings are set to be able to read from USB drives at boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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first of all been awhile since I last posted here.
I recently tried to remove ubuntu from my computer and got the grub rescue screen.
tried redoing the computer from recovery partition this didn't work
tried reinstalling Ubuntu didn't work still grub rescue
changed some settings and now i get grub to come up
has the options for ubuntu and the windows recovery environment
when trying to go to windows recovery grub just restarts
I searched and found many kind of like issues but most were solved with a windows 7 disk. I found disk that I had from a college upgrade program, and nothing worked for me.
from the repair computer option selecting console i tried:
fixboot
fixmbr
as well as the steps in this article:
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/62209-remove-grub-restore-windows-7-a.html
called sony about the issue all they said they could do is send out the disk for $55 plus tax and shipping.
any help would be appreciated and thanks in advanced.
 

A:removed Ubuntu ...now can't get into recovery partition

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Hi,

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few weeks ago and I was happy about it, but I need to sell this PC and I need to install Windows in it. The problem here is that I erased the recovery partition by accident and I can't install Windows with a CD because my computer doesn't have a disk case, the model of my PC is Lenovo Yoga 11s.

I tried to make a booteable Windows 7 USB with Unetbootin, but the BIOS doesn't let me boot from the USB slot. My BIOS configuration was in Legacy Support and my USB was the priority to boot. My USB was formatted in NTFS. When I open the boot menu it take me to the Grub of Ubuntu.

I don't know what else to do... I just need to install Windows, it doesn't matter if is 7 or 8.

A:How do I remove Ubuntu without recovery partition, USB boo

I'd download the GPARTED .iso file [Google Search], created the disc using the burning program, booted to it and wiped the HDD then installed Windows. Since I couldn't boot to a Thumb/Flash drive I obtained an External USB Optical drive to do it. All the Netbooks I've worked with booted in such a manner, no other way to install the OS from CD or DVD.

The basic reason for wiping the HDD is that Linux [most versions] change the formatting of the HDD and Windows usually can't deal with it directly.

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According to Mr. ?eljko Popivoda, the Linux AIO team finally managed to update their Linux AIO Ubuntu project to version 15.10, based on Canonical's brand-new Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) computer operating system, including some of the most popular flavors.



Linux AIO team included the Ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10, Xubuntu 15.10, Lubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu MATE 15.10, and Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 editions, unmodified and ready for use immediately after inserting the USB key on your computer.Click to expand...

Read more : All Ubuntu 15.10 Flavors on a Single Live ISO Image is Now a Dream Come True
 

A:All Ubuntu 15.10 Flavors on a Single Live ISO Image is Now a Dream Come True

Practicality and well organized, that should happen way back before as there are so many derivatives yet majority came from 2 or 3 concepts of Linux only.

The rest may provide their separate ISO from their OS but for sure lesser than we should expect.
 

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Hi, I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) and Ubuntu dual booted on my Dell XPS M1530. Everytime I run it, it locks up at about the half way point then it freezes. Then I have to hard shutdown the system. It does this everytime, do I need to uninstall Ubuntu? Can anybody help me out with this? Thanks

A:Creating System Image with Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot

Welcome!

It doesn't sound like Ubuntu is causing the problem, as long as you're booted into Windows okay.

Try saving the backup in a different location. You may also test the drive you are saving to: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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So basically to cut a very long story short, I've got Windows 7 installed on my Packard Bell, I can't boot it (keep getting stuck at the 'Windows Starting' boot) but, I have however managed to boot Ubuntu from disc.

What I want to know is, can I locate the recovery folder, to be used by Smart Recovery from Packard Bell, and recover whilst being booted in Ubuntu?

Any help on this would be amazing as I really really don't want to have to do a full restore, simply based on the fact I cannot afford to go out and purchase Windows 7.

Thanks in advance,
LR!

A:Packard Bell Smart Recovery Using Ubuntu?

Packard Bell? Didn't they go out of business over a decade ago?

First, you don't need to buy a new license when doing a restore. Second, isn't there a key to press to get into the recovery mode before Windows would have booted?

That all being said, just boot from your Windows 7 disc and run a repair.

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Since updating the One Key recovery Update (I think), Ubuntu will not boot anymore or can I iuninstall or install Ubuntu again.   I don't have the original backup.wsi file saved.  If I create a new disk, it is about 120GB and even then, I cannot restore my windows or Ubuntu. Lenova support will not send me a recovery disk because it is out warranty.  I would like to erase the whole drive and resinstall the original software.  Any suggestions? 

A:One key recovery update and Ubuntu booting issues

Can you describe the issue in more detail?



I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. #LenovoIN. I don't work for Lenovo.

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If I have Vista x64 and Ubuntu x64 on the same hdd (different partitions) will Vista complete system backup also backup the ubuntu partition to an external usb hdd?.In other words is the Ubuntu also recoverable via the image created by vista?.

A:Dual Boot Vista Ultimate x64/Linux Ubuntu x64.Backup Image

Hello Mika,

Sorry, but the backup image that Vista creates is only of the Vista partition or drive. Ubuntu will not be backed up by Vista.

You should be able to use the free program Macrium Reflect to create a back up image of both partitions though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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If I abandon my efforts to install the latest Windows 10 update, would it be a feasible and a good choice for me to command HP Recovery Manager to make the "Minimized Image Recovery" to the factory condition of OS (Windows 7 Home Edition) with drivers and select software?  I have used HP Recovery Mgr to backup my files on an external hard drive.  Next question: How do I restore those files to my computer?  Should the restoration be done in Windows 7 or after I install Windows 10 on my computer?

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Hi,
It seems that either I forgot my password or used some illegal characters in my Drive Image 7 image password. The later is more probable. Is there anyway to recover it. Symantec was pathetic on Help an Support.
Julian

A:Drive Image 7 - Image Password Recovery

Julian, I am going toshiftyou up to XP. This is more for a software thansecurity problem, and we'll hole that someone there has some expeience with this prog.

Good luck!

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Hi all,
Hope someone can assist me with this headache.
I have an HP dv5 1232 with vista home premium and recovery partition still intact ( i hope. )
I installed ubuntu to a partition of the hdd so on bootup I select windows of ubuntu from the grub menu.

When I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 I chose to install grub file from the upgrade and followed instruction to tick all partitions to install it do ( maybe not the best move?)
To begin grub detected all OS but would only load Ubuntu - when I selected to load windows it sat in idle for a few seconds then just booted ubuntu instead.

however ....
Since trying to remedy this problem I have tried various methods of changing the mbr (bootrec.exe, bcdrebuild) but have actually gone back a step and now I don't even get the grub menu.
I have a vista recovery iso burnt to disc to get into command prompt, and can get into ubuntu via a live cd for terminal, however I've got no recovery or vista install discs to work with.

The partitions seem to be all intact If I could access the recovery partition and reinstall whole system to start over this would be great.- or any other suggestions welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello all,

Problem
Recently I have been getting 0x24 freezes at bootup (at XP logo), whether booting into Safe Mode, Last known settings, or Normally. I'm aware this points to HDD failure/driver of some kind, but the drive itself seems to be working fine. I dual boot into Linux and mount the Windows partition of the same HDD, and can see and access all files just fine.

I do have an original XP disc but when I try to enter the Recovery Console or go for the XP new install option, it hangs prematurely at the "Examining 158123 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi..." Thus I cannot do an XP recovery console nor chkdsk, which is what most forums seem to be recommending. I wish I could run chkdsk /r, but I can't reach a command line, and as far as I know this cannot be virtually run (easily) from Linux.

By the way, I have let MemTest do a few passes on my RAM and it seems to be OK. I'm fairly confident this is a non-issue.

Relevant specs
Dual boot Ubuntu(Hedghog)/Windows XP, SP3
Maxtor 160gb HDD
~3 years old

My questions for you all: how can I get to a command line to run chkdsk when I essentially can't boot to HDD nor XP CD? As this seems to be a spontaneous onset of BSOD on an otherwise healthy computer, what are the chances of this being a hardware failure? What Ubuntu utilities can be used to fix a Windows partition on the same HDD?

Thanks!
 

A:Consistent 0x24 during XP boot, no recovery - solution via Ubuntu?

Replace the hard drive and save the old drive to try recovering data with it set as a second drive. Can you boot from the XP install disc? If you can, you can format or attempt to format the hard drive there
 

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I have a gateway laptop which at one time had windows 7. Windows started acting up, so I tried a recovery from within windows only to have it fail. I ordered from gateway the recovery disks. While waiting for the disks, I loaded the entire HD with the latest version of Ubuntu just curious i guess. I now have the gateway windows 7 recovery dvd's and it will not recover because it doesn't seem to recognize the Linux partition. Without the Microsoft Windows 7 install disk (only have gateway's recovery disks). How can I remove the Linux partition?

Any advice or help would be greatful.

Mjmalino

A:Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean install 7, then you might want to install Mint or Pinguy - try pinguy, you may be surprised.

http://pinguyos.com/

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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).

A:HP Recovery seems to block my Recovery from System Image

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. 

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Well I finished my project - the program script allows me to create MBR and GPT hard drive partitions with a recovery image partition. The script also allows me to install 3 different versions of windows. and lastly it allows me to capture a recovery (push button reset) image. which can then be used to create recovery media..


Here is the Menu Snippet:
(A) CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(B) CREATE A "UEFI_GPT TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(C) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" RECOVERY
(D) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "UEFI TYPE" RECOVERY
(I) INSTALL MICROSOFT WINDOWS FROM THIS USB DRIVE
(X) QUIT THIS PROGRAM

WinPE 5.1 was the preinstallation environment use for testing

A:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

Good one! I always have to go back and look up the procedure and commands when doing this. Really a help for an old brain.

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Hi!
I've a DELL INSPIRON ONE 2020 All-In-One PC (purchased on 15th April, 2013). I installed the Insider's Build of Windows 10 x64 about 2 months ago. I wasn't satisfied with it's performance, so I decided to reinstall Windows 8 in it (which came preinstalled as OEM when I purchased the PC). But unfortunately (for me), the DELL BACKUP AND RECOVERY software which I discretely installed in it failed to apply the factory image with error somewhat stating, "DBAR failed to apply the image". Also, the Dell Backup and Recovery is not even available in the Bootup Recovery mode and not even if I press F8 or other function keys. I googled and found methods to apply the image using ImageX tool in boot mode. I put the hotfix KB2525084 (actually the ImageX tool) in my Pendrive and in the recovery mode, I used Command Prompt and typed the follwing command:
j:\imagex /apply f:\DELL\Image\PART0001\EFI.wim 1 c:\
where j:\ is my pendrive ; f:\ was the partition with .wim image in it ; c:\ was the OS path to be recovered.
It completed in just 4 seconds! But other websites stated that it would take around 15-20 minutes to complete applying the image. I understood that something is fishy, and I was right! The PC didn't boot again. Also the apllied image showed just somewhat 250mb of data, but my hard disk (named PBR Image) was of around 9gb in size. The swm files in it (2 in nos.) were around 4gb each. I looked another forum and that stated to format the C:\ drive. I... Read more

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A long title indeed, but it pretty much sums it all up. I have installed Ubuntu first and then dual booted windows XP. I soon found out that the fact Ubuntu wasn't compatible with many programs (even through wine) I wanted only Windows XP on my pc.
I've searched many topics, but all described how to uninstall Ubuntu when Windows was the primary OS. In my case Ubuntu is the main OS and it dual boots with Windows and I want to rid myself of Ubuntu leaving only Windows.

What do I need to do to get the desired computer setup? Or is it irrelevant which OS was installed first and will a guide describing how to remove Ubuntu from windows work as well for my case.

Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old
 

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
 

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Acer Desktop PC Model: AM1610
sis ethernet adapter
webstar dpx 2000 series cable modem

After setting up a dual boot system successfully,
Vista connects to internet via ethernet, Ubuntu does not.

sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version

I can access the internet from Ubuntu however, after shutting down the pc, unplugging the power cord, removing the cmos battery and reinstalling. I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu, and have full access to internet.

Simply removing/reinserting ethernet cord, removing/reinserting pc or cable modem power cord, or resetting cable modem, does not work.

I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically, bypassing all these steps I've explained?

After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues, I've yet to find a solution to this.

I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results. I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu 9.10 and have the results.

As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system/ip identification, I have omitted them here.

If needed, I will respond via personal message with the contents.

Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world "handicapped".
 

A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
 

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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-1116NR, then deleted the partitions that had Ubuntu on them, not knowing that Ubuntu comes with GRUB2, and sets itself as the default boot for that system. Now that GRUB2 is not installed, since it was on my only HDD, it looks for the GRUB2 partition, which does not exist, so I get an error on a command script that shows as follows:

"GRUB -error:no such partition
"grub rescue>

I still have Ubuntu on a flash drive. And I have my sister's computer to use until I get mine fixed, so I need help. I downloaded the Win7 Recovery Disc, but I don't have a program that can write the ISO image file to a USB flash drive, so I need to know how to get the ISO on the USB Drive, or how to fix the boot for Win7. I'm willing to do anything. lol. I've already done a couple hours worth of 'Google-ing' for how to fix this error and have come empty-handed. Please help.

And if this information helps, I have a Volume (D:\) with the recovery files on my hard drive.

A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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I have a problem - I used the program called: Recover My Files - to recover my images from and SD card, and when I search for the images they are in the category: Other Files, (previously they were in images category) and they're status is : very good. Despite that I can't view them with anything I tried everything.
I would be glad if someone would tell me a way so I can view my images again! Thanks in advance!
 

A:Image Recovery - Please Help

You may try another software called Recuva. It is free and very straightforward.
 

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Hi, unfortunally the previous owner deleted the recovery partition and now i can not restore the pc to factory settings. On dell site the image can not be downloaded and i don't know where i can find it. My laptop is Latitude E7450. Can someone please help with a download link or something?

A:Recovery Image

RIZLAS
You can click the link below to download the Windows 10 iso image to your computer.
Windows 10 IS0
You can download drivers for your system below.
Latitude E7450 Drivers and Downloads

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is there a way to recover pictures from old emails? they are pictures that were copy and pasted to the email and have thier own link. is there a way to recover them?

A:image recovery

Welcome to BC !
 
Were these emails stored in a now deleted email account online....in the cloud?
If so, you won't be able to recover them.
 
If the images were once stored at an image hosting website such as Photo Bucket and that account is active, then they likely are still there unless
whoever stored the images deleted them.

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Hello,i have HP pavilion 500-516nc.I have a problem.Yesterday i wanted  formated  my flash USB but i  missclick and i formated D: with name "Recovery image" i was sad and im sad still.i cant factory reset.i make factory reset few times.Is there how to get this files or media something like that of this comuter model ?Is there way that HP can send me the files or media of this model ?Thanks.

A:recovery image (D:)

Hi Well ignoring your request for files and recovery media, I am going to suggest you try and recover the partition.  If you have only formatted it and nothing else it mat be recoverable. Piriform Recuva, free download can recover lost files, so we now look for a partition recovery program. AND https://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-free/Undelete Partition Wizard Undelete partitions (recover accidentally deleted or lost partitions) OR Usually whether partition can be recognized by system or not depends on the partition table. If partition table is destroyed by virus or deleted accidentally, you will not see the partition you need. But no matter how you get your partition lost, please don't worry! EaseUS Partition Recovery Wizard, a powerful partition recovery software built in EaseUS Partition Master, can do you a favor to recover lost or deleted partitions with simple clicks.  http://www.partition-tool.com/partition-recovery-wizard/recover-lost-partition.htm  ORStandard undelete programs are perfect for recovering a few files, but if you've lost an entire partition then you'll probably benefit from a specialist application like MiniTool Partition Recovery.   



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I was wondering what the easiest way is to recover pictures from a digital cameras memory card. I do not own a card reader box, so I need software that can recover the images directly from the camera.

Thanks!
 

A:Image recovery

What is actually the problem, do you not have software for the camera, does XP not show the images as a "removeable drive" or are the images corrupt?

What camera type?
 

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My wife has a Dell insperon 1545, it has worked great untill a few days ago. Now it will not start. When the laptop is turned on it get to the desk top back ground but thats it, and the pointer for the mouse is there, and will move but is noticably bigger. I have tried things that I have read on this forum like start in safe mode, wont work. Says unable to read memory. I ran a memory check it found no problems. I tried to start from last known good configuration, no luck. All configurations have critical update next to them, all the way back to 11/4/11 I thought I made a recovery disk but cant find it.

I have a hp laptop with windows 7 also, I have made a set of image recovery disks for it, can I use it on the Dell? Not sure what to do next any help would be greatly appreciated. If you have a suggestion please explain well. I am not that experianced troubleshooting a computer.

One more thing a couple day before this happened I opend an email from a friend of mine and the bell and whistles went off from the avg ant virus. It said the threat was stoped, and I deleted it. Turns out it wasn't from him. somehow a bunch of people in his contact list got one, but I'm the only one having this trouble that I know of.

A:image recovery help

You can not use another computer's Recovery Disks. As you have likely infection and were using inferior AVG bloatware, follow these steps to clean up and then repair your System:

If Safe Mode is not working, download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Once the System is clean, boot into System Recovery Options via the F8 menu or disks as shown in tutorial, run Startup Repair repeatedly no matter what it reports. Post back results.

If this fails, try System Restore from Recovery Options list, then if that fails open a Command Line to run SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

If these all fail you can copy out your data using your Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon Rescue CD.
System Repair Disc - Create

Then run Factory Recovery from its partition or disks you made or order from Tech Support, or find a Windows 7 installation DVD to clean reinstall using Product Key on COA sticker: Dell Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings
Clean Reinstalling Windows 7

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I've cloned my operating system to a 240gb ssd, so now have two recovery images, the original on the hard drive and the new cloned one.  Is it safe to delete the cloned recovery image on the SSD or is it worth keeping both?

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Some personal files were backed-up to Recovery Drive by mistake.  I am now receiving a notification that I am running out of space on that drive.  Is there a way to remove those personal files from that drive?

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Does anyone know of a good freeware program that can recover deleted images, from my hard drive? I don't even know if that kind of thing can be done!
 

A:Image recovery

If you google 'file recovery' there are loads including freebies.
 

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Was just wondering if anyone has managed to recover using the image file as I am have problems restoring to a new drive.

A:recovery from image

See Brinks tutorial on how this is done -=> here

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Hello folks. I have a book that says before performing a System Image Recovery I have to put in my Windows 7 disc and totally re-install Windows 7 before even beginning the Restore function mentioned in your tutorial. Is this necessary?

A:System Image Recovery

Hello Templar,

That would only be if you wanted to do a system image recovery using step 1 in the tutorial below instead of using step 2 to boot to "System Recovery Options" with your Windows 7 installation disc.

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I need a recovery image for my hp 700-215xt computer.It is a little expensive to buy recovery disks so I want to download the recovery disk image and burn the disks myself.

A:Hp recovery disk image

Free-hotty, welcome to the forum. If you didn't make the Recovery media when you bought the computer, you can still make it.  Here is a guide to help you.  However, there is no way to simply download the Recovery media from the HP website and burn the CD's yourself.  You will have to buy the disks from HP.  You can also try to buy the disks here. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi I have a hp 15 notebook pc windows 10  64 bits. First i wanted to reset my laptop  and during the reseting it said problem has occured with reseting so i continued normal to windows 10 but it did not even want to startup . It only showed the hp logo. Then i opened F11 and tried to recover  the computer. It then said there is no image recovery file and it cant reset , refresh and recover and also it doesn't have the image file at all . So im asking how i can fix this situation and alos i doh not have a recover usb . and i would also like to ask where i can download the image revovery or get it

A:recovery image problem

With Windows 10 you can use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and make an installation disk for just the operating system, at least. You might also or instead do a startup repair. Have you tried that?

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Trying to create recovery drive in 8.1 and tutorials state include typing a command prompt that includes: INDEX:1
but in REAGENTC.EXE/INFO i get: Recovery image index: 0
Is it supposed to show 1? is the 0 index mean something is amiss?

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I'm desperately trying to download the Dell Windows 10 recovery image, specifically the 9663HA00_W10x64ROW_HOME(DL)_v3.iso file for my new Inspiron 5759.
Firstly, I have to say the download speeds for this file have been dark ages slow, just a nightmare, it's definitely not an issue from my end.
What size is this file supposed to be? It says while downloading it's going to be 6519 MB but the most I've been able to download is exactly 4,194,304KB. I've downloaded this size a number of times but 'm thinking this can't be correct because when I try to create a bootable usb drive with Rufus I get errors.
I want this file so I can try to install W10 on my new SSD because for some reason I've been unable to successfully clone the original HDD.
Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:Problems getting W10 recovery image

This is infuriating! I keep trying to download this file without success. What is wrong with the Dell servers? There has to be an alternative download source that actually works!

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where is the original System recovery Image on the HD?

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I have a issue that I can't figure out. Long story short is that I had a rootkit and removed it with hitman products and when I rebooted the computer wouldn't boot into Windows. The computer comes with a factory reinstall partition so I let that run and rebooted the computer and it still wouldn't work. I ran dr. Web live cd, Sfc scannow in offline mode, bootrec.exe, fixboot.exe allbto no avail.

Anyways I felt it was a bad mbr so I erased the c drive and installed windows professional trial in the system that came with Windows Home premium 7.

Now. I. Can't get to the recovery partition so I want to know how can I run it from Dos.

I don't have the reinstallational cd so this is pretty important.

A:Need help with recovery image reinstall

There is no trial version of Win7. You had no business installing Professional if you have a Home Premium license.

If Factory Recovery won't run by tapping the hotkey given on first boot screen to run it, then you can order Recovery Disks from the maker or clean reinstall.

If you have the Win7 Professional disk then it contains all versions so you can reinstall your licensed version. Run the eicfg removal tool on the ISO, which can be extracted from DVD using ImgBurn first. Then burn an all-versions DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, boot the DVD following these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

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Hey, so the issue is that I keep getting a notice that my recovery image is nearly full and I checked it, only 31 mb is free. I keep trying to find a solution online but teverything just says to delete files, the problem is I haven't saved any files to the recovery image that I can delete. Can someone please help me? Thanks!

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Does it do the exact same thing as the factory restore, but doesnt install some stuff? I'm a little confused about what this is exactly.

A:what is minimized image recovery

HP Notebook PCs - Using System Recovery, Factory Reset and Minimized Image Recovery Options | HP? Customer Support

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Good Morning.
I am having trouble downloading the Windows Recovery Image for my new laptop.   Is it possible to get one sent to me via snail-mail, please?

A:Windows Recovery Image

You will have to go here and follow the prompts order the recovery media, or you can call Dell's Technical Support to order. 

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i opened a file from MS paint, i edited it and by chance saved it on the original one and now i have the edited version which has some affects on it but i want to get my original one back.
please help urgent

A:orinigal image recovery help

I am sorry if you have replaced the original one you can't get it back that easily, check it if it's in the recycle bin.

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When I enter my service tag, it generates 2 recovery images available for download. Whats the difference between the 2 and whats the correct one to use?
1) Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) for Dell 
2) Windows 10 Home - 64-Bit

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Hello all, I am new to this forum, and what a great place. I have enjoyed reading lots and trying some of the tutorials. However, I am having dramas, my computer keeps crashing. I am running windows 8 Pro. I am not a "newbie" to computing but I am not a "geek" (I don't think). What I am wanting to do is to create a full system image (OS, files, data, etc), save it onto one of my external hard drives or DVD and create a system recovery DVD so that I can get my system back up without the need to load Windows 7, Windows 8, all the updates, individual programs and migrate my data files. I have done a fair amount of reading but at this stage I feel I am getting "lost". I do not always trust third party software to do this and am, at times, sceptical about some of the windows features/programs and their stability. I hope that this all makes sense.

In closing, great site, keep up the info that's available, I have looked at other Windows 8 forums and I think I prefer this one.

Regards
Andrew

A:Windows 8 image/recovery

Hi Tinyman,

Based on your current situation, I'm afraid you might be a bit late with your idea of creating a full system image because of the possible corruption due to your computer always crashing. Anyway, I would recommend the following course of action:

First, back up all of your important data, video, and image files to an external source.

Next, try to fix your potential corruption via this tutorial:

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

If the above fails, consider the following additional actions:

Repair Install Windows 8

FYI, I did a repair install recently and it worked perfectly as described in the above tutorial.

Good luck.

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hi there, i have just had a message thet there are updates for my comp, which i have done. but none have seamed to installed as i get the same message after installing them " updates avalible ". i am also getting a message to create a recovery image, which i have alredy done when i first got the computer weeks ago, any ideas thanks

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Hi I have a hp 15 notebook pc windows 10  64 bits. First i wanted to reset my laptop  and during the reseting it said problem has occured with reseting so i continued normal to windows 10 but it did not even want to startup . It only showed the hp logo. Then i opened F11 and tried to recover  the computer. It then said there is no image recovery file and it cant reset , refresh and recover and also it doesn't have the image file at all . So im asking how i can fix this situation.

A:recovery image problem

If you created a usb recovery flashdrive, then you can use it to recover your notebook to the delivered operating system. Is your notebook still in warranty?Check your warranty status Here.

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Sorry for the dumb question, but we just got a new computer with 8.1 and did a system image on an external hd.  Now I'm making a recovery drive on a usb flash.  Is copying the entire recovery partition onto the usb necessary if I already have the image, or is having that partition on a usb recommended?  If so I'm gonna need a much larger usb drive.  I guess I'm confused about the difference between the practical uses of a system image vs a recovery drive.  Thanks  

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Hi I have a hp 15 notebook pc windows 10  64 bits. First i wanted to reset my laptop  and during the reseting it said problem has occured with reseting so i continued normal to windows 10 but it did not even want to startup . It only showed the hp logo. Then i opened F11 and tried to recover  the computer. It then said there is no image recovery file and it cant reset , refresh and recover and also it doesn't have the image file at all . So im asking how i can fix this situation. and also i did not put the image file on a usb flash drive or anything. please some one help me 

A:recovery image problem

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum.  Please, read this  article and follow the best solution for you >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04718479 If you don't have the recovery image file, there are several options now: - if your computer arrived with Windows 10 preinstalled, you can order recovery media from HP directly or from a 3rd party website such as http://www.computersurgeons.com/>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Once you receive the recovery media, follow these steps, please >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961 - If you previously had Windows 7 or Windows 8, then you upgraded to Windows 10 and Windows 10 was activated, then you were assigned a unique machine identifier ?the Digital Entitlement. So, you can also try to download the Windows 10 installation media - free from Microsoft web site >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10>> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ultimate-windows-10-activation-license-faq/You can use the ISO "burned" on a DVD or USB to do a repair or clean installation of Windows 10  

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I was recently given this computer from where I worked because it was too slow and they were going to throw it away. Once I took it off the intranet it wouldn't let anyone log on so I wiped the harddrive. It still has the sticker with the product key so I thought that I would be able to simply make a bootable disk and then reinstall windows 7 pro. Unfortunately, Microsoft won't give me the iso image to do this. Will hp give me this iso? Thanks

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I put a system image on a MY Book external hard drive and made a recovery DVD boot disk after installing MSW 7 64 upgrade from Visita 64. When I made the image I had a three Seagate hard drive RAID 0 configuration. Everything operated normally for a month until two of the Seagates crashed at the same time. I replaced all three of the Seagate drives with the WD Caviar drives and configured them in a RAID 0.

I partioned and formated the RAID by reloading MSw 7 64 from the orignial installation disk. Then tried to restore the system from the system image I have on the external hard drive and the boot DVD and recieved "No Disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found." Under "detials" it gave the 0X80042412 error massage. After trying several times and getting the 0X80042412 error message each time I went to the command promt and used the LIST DISK command under DISKPART to show the disks. It listed the RAID as DISK 0 with 596 GB of space, 0 free, nothing under DYN and GPT. It was at this point I decided I need some help.

A:System Recovery from image

Find the Windows Image Backup file on that HD and put it on an external or your new primary HD to be detected by the imaging utility.

This is just one of the problems that result from RAID arrays in Win7. Put it back together enough to get that backup file off, then leave the dated RAID behind.

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Ah ... gotta love MS!
Didn't want MS Office on my new Win 7 laptop.
Tried many times to ask MS how to remove the 60day trial programs (ie Office)
but if you've ever tried to communicate with MS you'll understand why I gave up in disgust.

V.happy with Open Office and noticed the high volume of updates for MS Office -
such high volume can only indicate security issues etc and since I don't use Office thought - damn it, I'll uninstall and hopefully stop getting all these notices to update.

So I did.
The ususal way (Control Panel/Programs/Uninstall)
Well, that seemed painless.

Then noticed certain things not working (eg Soluto) .... hmmmm
turned out that unbeknowest to me I'd also uninstalled MS.NET Framework.
(Of course no mention of that where I uninstalled from).

Also ... can you believe all the MS Office Trial Programs are still in my Start/
All Programs list and they all still open. (I really don't care any more)

So ... as I'm on dial-up I can't d/load a new version of .NET but I do have
both an Image and a backup disk .... is it possible to recover .NET from
either of these?

A:Recovery from Image or b/u disk

You can't just pull the .NET out of a Image,there will be no Setup for the Framework..But if you restore the whole image you'll be exactly back to the point you made it and your .NET and all the dail-up setting will be restored.

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There is a tutorial here at the forum about how to create a recovery image for Windows 8, but is this a one time thing? Do I need to make a new recovery image every few months or so is it one of those things that never changes no matter how many updates there are to my system? I just made a recovery image and I would really like to know if that is it or should I do again in a couple of months. Thanks in advance.

A:Question About Recovery Image

You can make as many recovery images you want( /image1.../image2 and so on) as you have disk space, but the custom recovery image is actually to be used as a last resort to set your PC back to a clean working state when all else fails. For weekly or monthly it's better to make a "system image" using Macrium Reflect, Achronis or some other imaging tool to go back to the latest "updated state".
The recovery image should basically just have a fresh install set up just how you like it and maybe your favorite programs that can be updated after the refresh, but it should be made BEFORE any real interaction with the internet so as to avoid catching any malware.

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I'm helping a friend who's hard drive died. I need the Recovery Image for a Dell Inspiron 3542, Service Tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> but according to the Recovery Image web page for this product it is no longer available. How can I download it?
Thanks in Advance

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that has dual drives - c & d.  The c drive crashed and was replaced by dell.  We are now trying to do a system image recovery from the d drive.  We are following How to do a System Image Recovery in Window7 from seven forums.com    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
After Selecting the System Image from the D Drive (STEP TWO, # 5 and 6), the computer prompts to create a repair disk.  The only way to move forward is to create or not create the disk.  In either case, it then has you restart the machine, takes you through the process again....  Step 5/6....  Never gets to Step 7 to actually DO the System Recover! 
What am I missing.  We have been at this for over 2 weeks and any help would be much appreciated!

A:System Image Recovery

HI,
 
The only thing I can think of is that, hopefully, Dell designed the recovery drive against the possibility that the C: drive might be scrambled / formatted / replaced and it should be bootable. Have you tried setting your BIOS to boot from the D: drive ?  If you haven't, it might be worth a shot.
 
To do this you need to catch the computer at the BIOS screen, ie just after you have started it up. Usually, to get to the BIOS commands you press either the 'Delete' key or the F2 key a couple of times while the initial screen is showing. This will take you into the BIOS set-up. Using the Left - Right arrow keys move along to the heading 'Boot' and you should find that the existing sequence is :  1st device - CD/DVD; 2nd device - HDD 1, and it should also list your second 'D:' drive. Using the up / down arrow keys, select the D: drive and use whatever instructions are given in the panel on the right to move this D: drive into second place. Usually you do this with the + and - keys. Once you have this drive as second in the sequence, press the 'Escape' key to exit. You will be presented with some choices, choose the one that says 'Save changes and exit'. The computer will now restart itself, and, hopefully, try to boot from 'D:'.
 
When - or if - it does, you should come to a screen that says 'Repair'. Choose 'Advanced repair / recovery' and you should then be presented with options which will include re-installing from a recovery partition or drive. ... Read more

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Performing a Factory image recovery preparation on an upgraded hard drive... Progress bar has been sitting at 100% and estimated time remaining: 1 minute(s) for about 2 hours now! Is that normal? I've already restarted it once before which did the same as described. How do I fix it please and remember it's a brand new hard drive! Old one HD failed and took for ever to copy partitions from it.(three days)I used original USB Boot drive from download just after purchase! Any advice would help thank you

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PC Intel i7 920, 6 GB RAM, Win 7 Pro, Micron SSD system drive

I am experiencing randon boot drive failures on startup. This morning it took about 8 restarts to get my PC to boot up from the hard drive, a 256 GB Micron SSD.

I used the Win 7 built in backup feature and have the system drive image backed up in a couple of places. I also have the Original Win 7 Pro install discs.

So I just wanted to check with you guys on my approach. I was thinking to get a new system drive, boot from the install disc then recover the image to it. Is it really that easy? Anything else I need to consider?

Or maybe is there a way to test and repair the existing system SSD? Is this something checkdisc might be able to repair?

A:recovery from system image

If you have an entire backup drive, then just go ahead and boot from that, see if that solves the problem.

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I can see that there is a lifetime of information about recovery images so this has probably been covered.

I have my system set up and running exactly the way I want it. Can I create a system Image on a set of disks that will recover/restore/re-do my system right back to the way it is? Given an epic failure, beyond repairable, is there a way to image my setup so that i can basically reformat my drive with a system that is identical to the way it is now. I don't care about data files, just program files and system settings.

If easier, just refer a link if this has already been covered in another thread.

Thanks

A:System Recovery Image

Hello Evols, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this excellent, free imaging program at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Imaging with free Macrium

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I have an ASUS laptop which came with 8.0. When I got it I made a restore image copy. The laptop was then upgraded to win 10. I did not make a new restore image copy. Now I have a problem the laptop keeps rebooting tried restore but after a while will reboot again! It asks for a image restore but the only one I have is a win 8.0 version. Will this work or will it reset to win 8. I think the win 10 upgrade has now ended!

Thanks Bob

A:restoring win 10 with Win 8.0 recovery image

Hi,
Can you confirm your PC was running Win 10 successfully for some significant period before this restarting began to occur, or has it been rebooting erratically since you upgraded?

1. Once you have installed Win 10 on a device, you can freely reinstall it. I've even seen discussion about a tool supporting change of motherboard on the same PC, and reinstallation being allowed. No need to worry about the free year upgrade period.
2. If your disk image is your Windows 8 build, restoring the disk image will restore that of course. What is in that image will be restored- you will lose all data and changes since then
3. I understand you to be saying that you can boot the PC up and log in "after a while" it reboots.
This could suggest a hardware problem.
If so that could be your disk or the laptop.

You need to check and discriminate those possibilities.
Start by getting the SMART parameters for the hard disk.
This can be done by
- removing and connecting the hard disk to another PC and running e.g. Crystal Diskinfo on that PC
- booting your PC from an appropriate bootable medium which loads a version of Windows with such a tool

4. A very crude way to see if there's a hardware problem is to
a. remove your hard disk
b. boot from e.g. a Windows 10 disk
c. Wait and see if your PC restarts.

Further tests on memory etc would be needed.

Note that if the SMART test shows your disk is failing, your priority should be to try to recover what data yo can you haven't already b... Read more

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I replaced my HDD and booted up from a repair disc windows 7 64-bit. I get to the System Recovery Options window and select System Image Recovery but my pc can't find the WindowsSystemImage folder on my USB external hard drive. It's as if the External
HDD is not there. Any help would sure be appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello gang. I created a custom refresh image the day before upgrading to 8.1. I am having shut down and sleep issues with windows 8.1 that I don't have time to troubleshoot any longer and I wish to go back to win 8 for now. I went to check that my image was there and active and this is what i get:
it showed successful when I created it? I can find in in the location that is it supposed to be:

and:

now I'm stuck. I dont want to use the factory image and reinstall everything, and I can't cope with the bsods and hangs when trying to sleep or shutdown ( I have tried every option in that massive thread about windows 8.1 not sleeping ) please give me some guidance. thank you in advance

A:Can not set custom recovery image

That is not a complete image. It cannot be used for a reinstall.

8.1 does not appear to allow refresh back to 8.0.

You only have a couple of options:

a) Try to use factory recovery image

b) Get a clean copy of 8.0 installation media and reinstall with that.

What is that pebuilder folder in your screenshot?

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Hi i would like to ask where can i get  a recover usb so recover my laptop because my recover files are gone and i cant recover it . where can i download it or get it. also i do not live  in the usa











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A:recovery image problem

Hello @Amro12, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I came across your post about the Recovery Media, and wanted to help! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:HP Customer Support - Products Looking forward to your reply. Have a great weekend!

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Ok, been scouring the Web for a little over a month now. I am now sure I have recovery images. Factory, and refresh. Asus shipped no recovery media. I obtained a copy of windows 8. I found out what my product key is. I have attempted every which way i can think of to get my system to recognize my recovery images exist. If i try to use "reset your pc" option it tells me unable to reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing.
If i choose system image recovery, hit cancel because it thinks the partition that definitely exists, doesn't, choose select a system image. Gives me a blank list. Choose Advanced...install a driver
(mind you don't need to install sata driver as it recognizes my hard drive and Is listing it to choose a driver from should need be) i get an error installation had failed.
Internal error occurred (0x8007054F). No matter which driver IM trying to install. Usb, sata, dvd etc... So can't get my system image from my 32 gig stick, or my hdd.Image won't fit on dvd's. Worried i won't be able to do a clean install, as Asus's backups seem do reliable in mysituation(sarcasm) that i will lose all functionality like DVD playback, smart gesture touchpad, and some driver related setbacks.


I have checked and rechecked, and i have three system images to choose from.
Total of six partitions.
Any one have any ideas? Will upload pictures after i reboot, needed to post this from cell, sorry for any typos. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Recovery image not found

Can you get into safe mode ?

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Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov


Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.


Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Cheers!
Robert

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I insalled Ubuntu along side windows 7 , and then i removed it using the command prompt by typing the two commands ( i used windwos 7 DVD installtion disk)
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec fixmbr
and now when my computer starts it boots to windows 7...but when i try to delete the partition that contains the Ubuntu , it does not work, i use the disk management tools from windows, I've tried many times but every time i get the same message ...
is there any way to delete this partition from w7 or do i need to have third part software..
regards

A:Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

and what is the message ???

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I have an ASUS EeePC with Windows XP that I've been using for a few years now. Recently, it was infected with Malware to the point of unusability, and, since I no longer have the recovery disk, I tried to use the F9 image recovery, like I've done several times before, but instead of entering image recovery, it just continues to load Windows.

I can always get it to say "Image recovery has been selected", so I don't think it's an issue with when I'm pressing F9, and I've already disabled the boot booster and the quiet boot, and still nothing.

Any ideas how I can get it to work? Thanks.

A:ASUS Image Recovery Not Working

Hi is this what your trying to achieve ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting Eee PC 1005HA

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I had a hard drive crash completely but I thought I was lucky with having had a continuous disk image and back up system in place. As a precaution, I always clone a dirve for such emergencies. I installed my clone from two months ago and everything is perfect, except from the clone date to today is not current, including my outlook PST. I tried to recover the current image from two days ago but Windows keeps saying that there is no disk available for recovery, even though it shows two disks in the list. I have tried several different ways to get the recovery to work but it won't let me. Suggestions??

A:Can't recovery Windows disk image

Welcome to Seven Forums aseaver. Was the original drive larger than the new system drive? IE: you had a 320GB drive, and now you are using a 160GB drive? If so, windows is remembering the partition size of the original disk. The drive you are restoring to must equal or exceed the size of the original drive partition. A Guy

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Hi,
 
For my x1, I could download the recoverymedia for windows 10 and do an update without ordering the physical media from lenovo.
 
How do I do that for my B51-80, I have spent hours now on lenovos site without finding any useful information.
 
I managed to order USB-recovery stick for free, but I really would like to download instead.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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What is there difference in these 2, if any difference at all?

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I have a dell inspiron, and i dont know what exact model number i have. I know it uses a AMD Athalon II x2 and runs Win 7. I am looking for an Image that i can use to boot it up and restore the computer. I have recently replaced the HDD with a Seagate 7800 and it now say no boot device availibe. I was able to boot with a boot disk but it still says not boot device. I attempted to restore it with another image from a compaq (crossed fingers, but knew it prolly wouldn't match up) however it was able to pass the boot device screen. So i'm thinking once i have the correct image i can restore my comp. Thanks in advance!

A:IMAGE WANTED! (Dell Recovery)

Hi -

Contact Dell Support for replacement media - OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi

My purpose is to create the image of the customized recovery partition, I mean i need all settings and user applications (not the factory) and then want to deploy on machines using F11.
Can someone let me know if its possible? If yes, how i can do this for Windows 7 ?
Regards
Malik

A:Customized Recovery Partition Image

  
Quote: Originally Posted by N A Malik


Hi

My purpose is to create the image of the customized recovery partition, I mean i need all settings and user applications (not the factory) and then want to deploy on machines using F11.
Can someone let me know if its possible? If yes, how i can do this for Windows 7 ?
Regards
Malik


You can make a copy of any partition, save on a DVD and use as needed.

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Hey guys,

I had my Acer desktop come back from the factory a couple of weeks ago. They did a great job in reparing it, however:

When confirming that they had did everything correctly, I out of curiosity, ran the ''reagentc.exe /showcurrent'' command from an eleveated command prompt. Whoops, there was no recovery image specified.

After hurting my brain somewhat, I deduced I would need to mount the ''Push Button Reset'' partition with a letter - I used ''Z'' for clarity. *EDIT* So I could locate the folder that the image was stored in, and specify it in the command..** (I used Acronis Disk Director for this simple operation)

I was then able to use the ''REAGENTC /SetOSImage ... '' commmand and specified it in the folder in my OEM Push Button Recovery partition.

My question is this, if I unmount the letter Z, and therefore make it a hidden partition, I guess that Windows won't be able to find it if I need to do a recovery? Would you know of any work a round, or if I could perhaps use another command to specify the OEM recovery image, which is located in that hiddden partition.

Cheers, and many thanks in advance!

A:Need help with reagentc.exe - setting OEM recovery image

Update! - sorry for wasting anyone's time. Should have thought more before posting that essay....

I ran the ''reagentc.exe /info'' after unmounting the letter and whoopie! Instead of specifying a drive letter, it specified the correct partition of the Push Button Reset and confirmed that Windows still recognised there was a valid image set.

This was a bit of a saga for me tonight, I already have drive images using macrium and a recovery usb drive, but like to have other options should worst come to worst.

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Hi, For my x1, I could download the recoverymedia for windows 10 and do an update without ordering the physical media from lenovo. How do I do that for my B51-80, I have spent hours now on lenovos site without finding any useful information. I managed to order USB-recovery stick for free, but I really would like to download instead. 

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I have a computer with 40 MB main hard drive with Win XP that is at a "factory setting". I need to be able to recover the factory setting even after the drive and its partitions have been wiped off. And I need be able to create a set of standalone DVDs to do this. I cannot depend on the future availability of a server or a second blank hard drive to hold the image for months or years.

Can someone suggest software (preferrably freeware) that can do this, and how it would work?
 

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Hi all,

I am trying to do a system image recovery on my windows 10. windows identify my system image back up but it asks me to windows installation disc or a system repair disc. (which I dont have)
When I try to create a system repair disc it gives following error message

SYSTEM REPAIR DISC COULD NOT BE CREATED
The system can not find the file specified. (0x800700002)
How to solve this issue?

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When I entered recimg/showcurrent in elevated cmd , I get the message : There is no active custom recovery image.

However when I checked disk management , I get the following partitions:

EFI System 50mb
OEM 40mb
Recovery Partition 2GB
OS C 50.12Gb
Recovery Partition 5.42Gb

What are in those 2 Recovery Partitions ? Are they the 2 restore points I created? Why is the second Recovery Partition so much larger than the first?

Tks

A:No active custom recovery image

Hello sportflyer,

The OEM recovery partition is for a factory reset, and is not related to a custom recovery image which is used when refreshing Windows instead.

You would need to create a custom recovery image to have one. See the related links at the bottom of the tutorial below as well.

Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
Not knowing exactly how Windows uses an image when doing a refresh, I'm looking for some advice...

My father's Windows 8.1 installation has a completely messed up App Store. Nothing installs or updates any more, etc etc
(And I'm here after trying every conceivable suggestion, from making sure of the time (trivial) to checking permissions to deleting cache files & checking registry settings etc) - so a refresh is my last resort.

As Murphy's Law dictates, he reported all this to me only after a few months, which meant that my carefully planned 2-generation image backups were already compromised.
And yes, like an idiot I'd not made a refresh image after the 8.1 App store upgrade, thinking the image backups would be enough.
So...
1. If I create a rec image now, with the App Store damaged, will a refresh just bring it back intact (ie. messed up) ? or does a refresh actually rebuild structures like that?

... if that's not a go-er ...

2. Is it possible to download the Win 8.1 iso with a Windows 8 product key? To use for the refresh?

Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Cheers

A:Creating a recovery image for 8.1 after a problem

See Brink's tutorial here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Option One.

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Hi

My purpose is to create the image of the customized recovery partition, I mean i need all settings and user applications (not the factory) and then want to deploy on machines using F11.
Can someone let me know if its possible? If yes, how i can do this for Windows 7 ?
Regards
Malik

A:Customized Recovery Partition Image

I would just open backup and restore from control panel - click create system image, and see if you can do something with the available settings - help is there or just type something relevant in help if need be.

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Messing around with the partitions on my external back drive, I accidentally deleted 3 of the Dell partitions including the image partition. I succeeded in recovering them using Easeus Partition Master, at least the program said so.

Subsequently, I had occasion to open the "My Computer" window and noticed the entire drive space was colored red as opposed to the spaces on the other partitions being blue. I open Properties>Tools for the M:/ Partition and clicked "Check". After clicking "Scan the drive for errors, I got a dialog window indicating there were errors on the drive and it should be repaired.

I checked the drive with Easeus and found no errors. Also ran chkdsk and found no errors. Not quite sure just what I've got going on and whether it is of concern. 'Preciate any thoughts on the condition.

Attached a couple of screen shots
 

A:Solved: Recovery image partition

All that means is that the drive/partition is low on available disk space. If that's a recovery partition, there's nothing to worry about.
 

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