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Q: Creating the BIOS recovery media: The Create Recovery USB fl...

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

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I'm trying to Restore Corrupt BIOS On HP Pavilion Dv6 Via USB (windows 7)(based on this great website http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833?_sm_au_=iJVNRSL4Rk4sP3fj)Any ideas how to solve this are welcome! I downloaded the BIOS file from http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv6-6000-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... And when installing this file I get following error at step 2-7.first: IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!second:  BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! The files are partially installed of which a log indicating:"--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:53:36Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : 4.0.2.0 Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlashOS Information : Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - supportedPreparation stageIHISI Version : 193SMI_IsSupport failError code : 259(0x00000103)Cleanup StageStage Completed--- Log Stopped: 2016/06/21 23:53:39--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:54:37Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : 4.0.2.0 Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlas... Read more

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

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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

A:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

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

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

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I am trying to take back up of the files from my Laptop.
I used it for 2-3 days. 
Stages followed. 
I connected my laptop with a hard disk.
1. Welcome
2. Factory recovery media. After starting the application, following error poped up:an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell
3. Data back up to hard disk. No issues for this point
4. Finish

A:New laptop 5558 Windows 8.1 Dell recovery and Back up, Error: an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly click on the following link:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/media
This link will give all the information as to how you can use Dell backup and recovery and if there are any other issues with the same.
Thanks
Robin

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Each time I try to create an HP recovery media on a flash drive the creation program crashs. How can this be fixed?

A:Creating HP recovery media

Hi I am unsure about the nature of your question.  The HP recovery program to Create Recovery Media is only supposed to work once. So I would (and I did) do a dry run first, going thru the menus. It may be the actual USB that is the problem.  I had a 'successfull' one that created blank media and would not run again.So the quality also seems important as well as the quantity, which is a 16 gig minimum I believe. There is the possibilty of a corrupt recovery area on the HDD. So does any of the above strike a chord? If in doubt please ask.  You may notice that my recovery partition has been removed, but not by me, so you may also be having a similar problem.




Happy 2 [email protected]

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I have some questions & a complication with my HP Pavilion computer regarding the imbedded recovery drive program. There is an option to create a recovery USB flashdrive...I want to do this but the program says that the drive will be deleted once the files are copied. I don't fully understand if the warning means that anything on the USB flashdrive will be erased or if it means the recovery partition on my computer will be erased? I'm terrified to launch the application before I'm certain of this..it says to make sure all files are backed up first.

Well...that's the next thing. I have a backup device, but it's been my experience even after doing a "restore". If anything is corrupted or erased in the OS then I never seem to get things work out how they're supposed to & I don't want to wreck my system.

There's also a thing imbedded in the Windows 8.1 which is a ONE SHOT deal...it's for creating a bootable USB (I presume) it states that it's a one use application. It's an HP media creator...it says I need about 16 gb's of space on the storage device. Well, I overshot & purchased a 64gb stick. I can't create the bootable USB; the next is "greyed" out & it wasn't before. Idk if I ruined my chance trying to launch it before & I didn't know you couldn't combine storage space [has to be all on one] & I was trying to use 2 flash drives. But that shouldn't matter, it doesnt' tell you that affects your ability to "relaunch" becaus... Read more

A:Creating recovery media

The flash drive is formatted during the create process so that is what they are talking about, not the files on your hard drive.

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Hello all,I have a 2007 IBM Lenovo Think Pad T60I'm trying to create recovery media but every time I try to run the application it gives me a message that it has to shut down : Create Recovery Media has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. AppName: rrmedia.exe     AppVer: 1.0.0.1     ModName: unknownModVer: 0.0.0.0     Offset: 00060436 Also not able to run any of the repair software form Lenovo... suggestions and constructive critisisms are appreciated....



David F Dillon

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HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanks

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Problem: I want to create bootable recovery media in case the computer fails. I have tried to create a recovery image using the in-built windows recovery tool but the RefreshImage/ Customrefresh.wim file will not copy onto a usb stick.

Background: I have upgraded 4 home computers from Windows 7 to 8 to 8.1. The upgrades were done through the Microsoft website and Store as downloads. I had problems on two computers with Windows 8 and the recovery usbs I made did not work with them (missing files) - I had to reinstall the whole system again through renewed download. I want to avoid this problem again. This is the situation on my own main computer at present. I opened the create recovery tool in windows. It could not detect a recovery partition/ image so I went ahead and created the RefreshImage/ CustomRefresh.wim file using the instructions from the Microsoft tutorial. This is now sitting happily on my C drive, but the create recovery tool does not recognise it ('copy' box is greyed out). I see that I have 3 disk partitions on my hard drive: Volume 1 is called the Restore Partition. It has no letter designation and says it is 100MB in size but 100% free Volume 2 is the normal C drive for booting. Volume 3 is a hidden PQService partition of about 19GB with 60% free - I am not sure if this is new or belongs to the original OEM.

Help: can anyone out there help me to create a bootable USB stick for windows 8.1? I am not sure why the windows tool does not recognise the refreshi... Read more

A:creating recovery media - big problem

Try:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

It works good.

I use the paid version.

EDIT>

I backed up 8.1 pro with media center on a 32GB usb.
The compression level made the image & xml file only 27 GBs.
The xml is what makes the usb bootable.
Once your image is on usb drive just insert it & reboot & it recovers everything.

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Is there any use in Creating system recovery media after the system is attacked by the Virus ? Will the disk created after the attack works fine , to restore the system to factory settings ?

A:Creating system recovery media

The system recovery disk is created from the recovery partition (from which you can also reinstall the system). A virus attack on your system is most likely not going to affect the recovery partition. So the answer is that your recovery disk will (most likely) be OK.

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If I create recovery media on a blank USB Drive, can I later add and store any other data (other/different files, folders) to the remaining space of the USB Drive?

A:Creating recovery media on a USB Drive

Hi, Unfortunately not, the flash drive will be marked as write protected once the recovery has been written to it. Regards, DP-K

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Hi there,

I'm trying to create bootable recovery disks. I use Acronis True image as the imaging utility and now want to create a bootable disk which automatically starts the re-imaging process once I boot off the CD. I know this can be done with Ghost image files but would like to know the CD creation process for Acronis images. I know Nero can create bootable disks but its getting it to work with the Acronis image file of my HDD thats got me stumped. Thanks
 

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Really quickly, can anyone tell me if creating a complete recovery image with Acronis 11 also backs up your BIOS?

Thanks.
 

A:Does creating a recovery image back up BIOS?

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

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

Thanks
Peter

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

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

A:Create recovery XP media cd or dvd

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

A:Create Recovery Media on Dvd

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

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

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

A:How to create more than one recovery media

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

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

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

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

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After purchasing my new Student Version of Windows 7 Professional I was keen to do a full system format, and start fresh. I no longer had a need for the Dell Recovery Partition which contained Vista (and a decent amount of bloatware), so I removed all partitions from my disk to start with a blank 180GB HDD.

I thought to myself, if I am going to start fresh I might as well do things right and mimic Dell’s setup with a recovery partition of my own. Now to be fair, this isn’t an extremely wild idea as there are plenty of manufacturers and software companies who provide such solutions very simple and easy. Everyone knows that Norton Ghost is fantastic, and Acronis TrueImage is right there with them. Of course you can simply run-up Imagex along with WinPE and sysprep a WIM to re-image your HDD at anytime for a free solution. However, all these solutions require that you have some sort of recovery media for boot time operation, and the Imagex solution isn’t for the faint of heart. Now I do a lot of travel, and I wanted a solution that didn’t require me to look after a bootable DVD or USB stick, and because I am working with a laptop I didn’t have second disk which I could boot from via BIOS settings. My recovery solution had to be a Primary Partition on my only HDD with boot time options (in case my system is completely rooted.)

This turned out to be quite the challenge, as Windows 7 / Vista no longer support the simple easy boot.ini file t... Read more

A:Creating a Media-less Recovery / Installation Partition

Step 1.
Insert your Windows 7 Installation DVD and boot from it. When the first screen appears asking you for language and keyboard layout press “Shift + F10”. This will bring up a command prompt.
(See "Step1.jpg" attached.)


Step 2.
In the command prompt type ‘DISKPART’ to enter the DISKPART utility.
Type ‘list disk’ to see available hard drives.
Type ‘select disk [#]’ where the number is the disk that you want to install Windows.
Type ‘list part’ to see a list of partitions currently on the disk.

This is where we will delete all partitions that we no longer need. WARNING – You will lose all data that resides on these partitions. You may not be prompted with any “Confirm” dialogues as it is assumed if you are using DISKPART you are smart enough to know.

Type ‘delete partition [#]’ where the number is the partition you want to delete. Repeat this step until all partitions that you want to remove are gone.
(See Step2.jpg attached.)
Step 3.
We are now going to create all of the partitions that we will need on this disk. My disk consists of two Primary partitions. One is my C:\ drive where I will install Windows, and the other is my D:\ drive which I will name “Recovery”. I have decided to make my Recovery partition 50GB in size. This will accommodate the Windows 7 Install files, as well as a system image with all of my applications... Read more

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Hi, The hard drive on my Lenovo B590 laptop crashed and I was unable to load the recovery partition. I replaced the hard drive, but did not create a recovery USB before my computer crashed, so I need to create one for my computer without access to anything on that computer. I tried to get the files from Microsoft, but they recognized my windows registration code as being pre-installed on a Lenovo and told me to come here for the files, however I can't find them anywhere. As I mentioned earlier, all of the guidance for creating a recovery drive tells me to make one on the computer I am trying to recover, however, sind the HD died and was unbootable, I could not do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping I do not have to purchase a new windows registration. Thanks,Matt  

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Greetings -

Recently purchased a Lenovo X220i laptop, which came with Win7
Home Premium 64 installed, but no separate media.

The laptop has Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility, which I ran.
It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:
BOOTMGR file (375KB)
WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)
a 17MB BOOT folder.

Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contents
strike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, but not enough to
recreate Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drive goes south
(or I decide to replace it with an SSD).

Is there perhaps a Windows7 utility backup that I should be using to create
a fully restorable Windows install package (excluding, of course, additional
programs that I've installed from original media) and, if so, what is it?

Insight welcome.

Thanks kindly,

- Richard

A:creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

For Windows imaging & backup:
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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

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

A:Unable to create USB recovery media

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

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Windows 7 pro 64bit.  Brand new, out of the box system, only installed VPN software and joined my work domain.  Trying to create recovery media on a brand new Sandisk 32Gb flash drive.  It works for a few min building it then fails saying I need to format it (it is).  I then can no longer read the flash drive.  I have to put it into an older laptop, and in disk manager create a new simple volume and format the drive again.  
I have updated all the drivers on the laptop.  Has anybody used this Dell app before with success?
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I purchased recovery media but it turned out to be only Windows OS. Since it didn't come with drivers and applications, I need the program that will let me create the media from the recovery partition. Can I get this application from Dell? Can anyone help.

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Hi all,
After seeing a post from around a year ago about recovering Windows XP Media Center Edition, I feel compelled to ask a question related to that.
As you can see from my profile, I bought an HP Media Center Edition 2005 PC. Now, it came with a recovery partition, yes. What I want to know is how to create XP recovery discs from my current PC in case something fails. This is not to be differentiated from the HP Recovery Discs that I made after getting the computer - those do not have the XP operating system ONLY, they only give you the option to reformat your computer and restore it to "factory condition" - which is not what I want to do. What I want to do is to create operating system recovery discs which I can use to repair/reinstall Windows XP Media Center. I tried calling up HP to ask them for it, however they said that they no longer give out OS discs, only "recovery" discs.

Thank you for your help.
 

A:creating windows XP media center recovery disc

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I have been trying to create a bios recovery disc for HP Pavilion dv6-7012tx using the setup available on the hp website from a different pc. Whenever I run the setup, the option to create a recovery disc is locked. How do I enable it?Have tried it on both hp and non hp computers/laptops

A:Unable to create bios recovery disc

Hi @arunabhdas,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have questions about the BIOS. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I'm getting the black screen and the 2x blink code telling me I have BIOS corruption.  I no longer have the HP_TOOLS partition on the hard drive so I need to create the USB recovery tool.  I went through the instructions from this page http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 but I can't create the recovery tool because the option in Step 12, Figure 4 "Create an HP BIOS Recovery USB flash drive to recover another HP device" is grayed out.  WHY in the heck is that option grayed out?  I've tried to create this tool using both FAT32 and NTFS formatted USB drives as well as a 16GB USB drive, an 8 GB drive and a 2 GB drive.  I tried creating the tool on four different computers and all end with the same result: the option to create the tool is grayed out.   Why is this happening?  What do I need to do to create this dang tool?  The file I'm trying to create the tool from in an executable with the filename sp68425.exe I got from HP website from my laptop's support page.  Please, somebody, answer this question.  It's a somewhat common problem but hasn't been adequately answered or addressed anywhere, either on this site or on the internet in general. 

A:Corrupted BIOS. Can't create USB recovery tool

Hi I don't know how much it will help you, but i found this  This tool is intended for use by HP Authorized Service Personnel and Self Maintainers only. With the release of version 3.0.0.0, a feature has been added that can be used to recover many systems that have failed due to a corrupted BIOS.A blank USB key of 4GB capacity or larger is required.Updated HP PC Diagnostics will be released at various times throughout the year, and technicians should ensure they are using the latest version available.Get the latest version of the 3-in-1 Diagnostics USB key: Download (3-in-1 USB Key v.3.3.0.0)

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

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

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

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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I can no longer boot Windows 8.1. I do not currently have an upgrade media. Not sure what steps to take as I originally purchased Windows 8 as an Upgrade. What do I do? Do I try and find a Win8.1 iso and attempt to create a recovery disk from it?

Ive been using Windows 10 on another hard drive connected to this computer. I needed to check out some programs today on Windows 8.1, which I haven't used in a while and it wont boot. Has a blue screen with an error about winload.exe.

A:Need to create recovery media. Originally started with Upg

Ive downloaded this file OSGS14-WindowsSetupBox-32bitand64bit-English-4141408 but I cant even get past the Product Key portion. I enter what I know is my Product Key but it wont accept it. Im sure this has something to do with my original version of Win 8 Pro being an Upgrade. Which of course, when this is the case, MS has seemingly made it harder for recovery options should something go wrong.

Ive also tried another method by using an ISO on USB. I don't get any Command Prompt option and an attempt to Repair results in Scanning/fixing errors but that seems to stop after a minute, PC reboots and im back to the Blue screen error.

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i have acer aspire v3-571..... windows 8 pre installed.... the problem is with "creating recovery media or disc"....
when i try to create recovery using ACER RECOVERY MANAGEMENT......
system replies

"HARDWARE SETTING IS NOT SET TO DEFAULT" ... so i cant take recovery
now when i try to refresh my pc it ask to insert "insert recover media"
what can i do......?

A:Cant able to create recovery media in ACER ASPIRE V3-571

the pc came with windows 8 and most likely was upgraded to windows 8.1..

that broke the link to the factory recovery..

You can download windows 8.1 media - link in sig below..

So got to ask - you want to go back to factory 8 and upgrade?
Or clean install windows 8.1?

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Hi all,

I have just received a new laptop, but it didn't come with a recovery partition so I am trying to create one myself.

The OS it's running is Windows 10 Home 64bit.

I have downloaded the Media Creation Tool in order to download the ISO files for the partition but the none in the selection of Windows 10s in the "Edition" drop down menu match mine.

This is the choice:

- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Home Single Language
- Windows 10 N

The selected edition when the "Use the recommended options for this PC" is ticked is "Windows 10".

None of them include "home" apart from the Single Language edition.

If my current OS is Windows 10 Home should I just select "Windows 10" from the menu?

I take it then I won't be asked to enter an activation key?

As you can probably tell I'm a newbie at this so I appreciate all your help and advice!

Mark

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I have recently purchased (July 2016) an S500 but cannot find a way to build factory recovery media.The system is Windows 10 factory downgraded to Windows 7.  I know it has a recovery partitionbut in the event of complete hard disk failure I would like to have a back CD's or USB stick

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It hangs when I insert my external drive.  So have search for a solution and have not found anything that works.

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A:S500 Thinkcentre create Windows 7 recovery media

This?   How to creating Recovery Media for Windows 7

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..

Enjoy!!
KYHI

A:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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Ok, I'm a dummy and I didn't make a recovery disk when I had the chance and now my hard disk is failing and I can't make it back into Windows. Luckily, I was able to copy all my essential files, so that's not an issue. My Goal: Somehow restore my computer to it's original state with a new hard drive. My question: Is it possible to create a recovery disk without actually entering Windows 8? For example, can I create one via the advanced boot menu? Or maybe via the command prompt? (I would anticipate creating the media on a USB stick.) Can't find any instructions that don't begin wtih the Windows 8 desktop... Thanks!

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I'm attempting to burn factory recovery disks on a lenovo T430u windows 7 professional sp 1. I using DVD-R to made one recovery disk but can't make the other due to error rc31. Is there a fix for this?

A:error create recovery media, an unexpected errored(rc=31)

first try and make an iso image of the Lenovo_recovery using any iso software like gizmo, or imgburn or burnware etc.. and then Mount the Iso image file and try and do the same thing

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I am running windows 7 on my laptop. I has windows vista before the upgrade. I had recovery discs for windows vista created from the recovery manager. I tried to make discs for windows 7. I would like to know why it won't let me make a disc for windows 7 because if I had trouble and needed to put in the recovery discs I wouldn't want to use the ones i had for windows vista. what should i do? here are screenshots to show what happens when i try to create the discs for windows 7.

A:Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi team,
When trying to create the recovery media DVD with the Toshiba tool "Recovery Media Creator" after upgrading to Windows 10 I received the following message: "Error to open the following file E:\Boot\BCD - error code: 020123-F1-00000000"
I am using a Toshiba Satellite L755

Any idea how to proceed to solve it?
Thanks in advance.
Jose

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

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Dear Dell,
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tyied with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article   593906  Published on 2013-01-21  ( relative link http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=593906&doclang=en&l=en&s=dhs   ). Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !!   Current Issue:  after inserting the  3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD.  I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !). As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution.
I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution.   (Model  : inspiron 15  3521)&... Read more

A:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.

 

Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: http://dell.to/VBwSAh. The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: http://dell.to/VBz1fr and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: http://bit.ly/UUjIs0 and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.

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

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

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

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Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system - RMPrepUSB to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process. Can anyone help? thanks

A:Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
4. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
Memory cards are not supported for this function.
A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
5. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
6. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to backup your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
7. The system backup starts and click OK when done.

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Hi all

I had this in the wrong section earlier and got no help, so trying again here. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc on a USB pen drive for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), as it doesn't have a CDROM. I'm following the instructions here to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process.

Can anyone help?
thanks

A:Why is my C:\Recovery folder empty? (trying to create Recovery Disc)

That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.

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

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

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

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

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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?
 

A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...

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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 Guys I hope that this doesn't sound too silly a question, but here goes: Laptop bought Dec 2014, Win 8.  Updated to Win 8.1.  Now upgraded to Win 10 via the MS free upgrade. I then ran the "Create recovery media tool" and produced the recovery drive (19GB+) - ie just after the Win 10 upgrade. Does anyone know if I can verify if the USB I have created holds Windows 8, 8.1 or 10? Also, can anyone explain why the same process (home made PC rather than HP laptop) produces a recovery drive of just over 4GB?  Both USBs were created within an hour of each other, and each of the computers has virtually the same 3rd party software on them. Many thanks for your sagacious help. ChilliFix

A:does create recovery media utility create utility for window...

ChilliFix, welcome to the forum. I believe that the Recovery media will be for Windows 8.  This is the original OS.  The app to make it is set for the original configuration.  You would be able to Reset the computer to Win 10 using the Recovery Manager, however. I am not certain of the reason for the difference in the size of the Recovery media.  I believe that it has to do with the fact that it Recovers the OS and all of the apps, as well as, the Recovery partition.  This would be done on a custom computer. 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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A:HP Envy x360 M6-W105DX, SSD not seen by Recovery Media, Bios...

Here is the Service Manual: Manual Indeed, HP did not offer a SATA SSD as an option. It does apparently have an M.2 mSSD slot for storage, but a SATA SSD should work in place of the SATA HDD. Please describe exactly how you installed the SSD with reference to the Manual pages 29-32. I would check the connections of the hard drive cable, which are fragile. Is it working OK with the original hdd reinstalled? Your specs say it only has a 1 TB 5400 rpm hdd. There isn't by some chance an M.2 mSSD in there is there? The Crucial MX series is known to have issues with HP laptops for some unknown reason, but I have not seen similar reports on the Intel 535. 

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So now the hard drive failed and I've installed its replacement.  I boot off the Recovery Media but there are NO OPTIONS to recover that actually work.  On the initial screen I get: Troubleshoot or Turn off your PC.
So I choose Troubleshoot.  I'm then presented with: Refresh, Reset, Advanced Options, and Command Prompt.  Refresh says the drive is locked and to unlock it first (huh?).  If I choose a "Reset" I'm presented with a seemingly related issue, "Unable to Reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
Why isn't there a "Press this stupid button and we'll reinstall everything off the Recovery Media you created"?  This seems totally absurd.  Am I losing my mind?
Thanks in advance!!

A:How to use Recovery Media for Windows 8.1 Recovery after Hard Drive Replacement

Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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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?

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Before I updated my laptop to Windows 10 I created a factory recovery media with Dell Backup and Recovery as suggested by Dell.  The upgrade went very well, but now I am getting reminders from Dell to update my recovery media.  However, when I use Dell Backup and Recovery and click the Update Your Recovery Media option, it always says near the end of the update that an error occurred during the process.  What is the cause of this error?  Is it possible to create another factory recovery media using the same USB drive that I used to create the current one, i.e. overwrite the current recovery data with new data?  Thanks for any information. 

A:Dell Backup and Recovery not updating recovery media

I have the same issue.

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Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

A:Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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I receive a notification to update a BIOS, I accept it and the tablet download a updtaet. Now every time I turn on the tablet, it go to a screen with the title HP bios update, the text of the screen say: **************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the processWriting new BIOS image block xxx/2048Progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  after that, the screen change to  ***************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the process Verifying new bios imageblock xxx/2048progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  and chage to  ****************************************System BIOS recovery is completeUpon restart. the screen may be black for a few minutes and varius led lights may flash. Pleasedo not attempt to interrupt or power down during this timecontinue startup15**************************************** them the tablet reboot and start again. 

A:HP bios update recovery, reboot and recovery again

Hi,       Since you mentioned that the tablet is going to  a screen with the title HP bios update.The system bios is being recovered. Please provide me the product number and serial number of unit so i can check for solution. If it is a android tablet you try performing the steps below. With the tablet powered off, press and hold the volume up (+) button and power button at the same time for about five seconds. ... When the Android system recovery menu displays, use the volume down (-) button to highlight Wipe data/factory reset.   ******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.********Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others** I am an HP Employee

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Hi.
I created a Factory Recovery Media on a Flash Drive from Dell  Backup & Recovery Panel.
Do I still need to keep the Factory Recovery Partition (6GB) on my C:\ Drive? 
Or can I delete this partition and still be able to restore my Software back to it's factory image using the bootable Recovery media Flash Drive?

TC.

A:Do I need my Recovery Partition having a Factory Recovery Media.

Hi,
Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.
Thanks
Robin

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Almost 2 years ago I got this PC at Costco.  I made the media recovery on HP DVD-Rs back then.Now I had a bug and it was necessary to wipe everything out.I tried using those DVD's but it didn't work (now I know I was doing it wrong) so I did the download version from the HP site.It does not include the Office that came with the computer.So now I'm ready to do it over again with the recovery DVD's but they don't work.  Followed the instructions from HP and tried all the options.Buying recovery CD's from HP is no longer available.What are my other options to get Office back now, and for the future if I have to do a recovery again?Thank you for anyone who can reply.

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Tried searching for the answer...my Lenovo x230 has a partitioned 13gb. It says you can recover this disk space if you create recovery media; however when I do that it says..."Windows 7 only allows one copy of the operating system." Anything that I can do? I actually don't even plan on recovering the space but just want a backup in case the partitioned drive fails.

A:Can't create recovery media "Windows 7 only allows one copy"

Hello.


Just create an image to use, have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas 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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Hi hav an Advent 7201 laptop, had a lot of problems with it crashing & not much help from P.C. World service. Have used the recovery dvd three times. Last week another crash; tried ithe recovery DVD & it loaded then an error message appeares 'unable to find win.wim'
it carried on until it reached the choose your language window, which was blank, it then froze.
Have been told this was due to Microsoft Updates as the DVD is as new.
Any idea how I can make a new Recovery DVD? When I try I'm told 'a DVD has already been made'
My guarantee has not that long to run, I therefore really need my own Recovery DVD.
Any help greatfully received. A.
 

A:Creating a Recovery DVD

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hi, i'm new here and dont have a lot of expirience with laptops so was wondering if someone could help me out.
here's my problem: i'm trying to create a recovery dvd for my laptop (philips x54) however when i insert a blank dvd i get a msg telling me, the dvd is not blank please insert a blank dvd to continue.
the dvd i'm trying to use is a philips dvd+rw an is brand new so i'm confused as to what to do.
any help or sugestions??

thanks mark.
 

A:creating recovery dvd.

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I recently was forced to run the Media Center ver 2005, recovery disk, it was successfully. I can access the Recover folder but can't access the Doc/Settngs folder within the recovery folder ... all other folders are accessible ??? Am I just SOL or is there a way to access this folder ??
 

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Hi all,I have had my Laptop for about 3-4 years now, and haven't really had any significant problems with it. I was searching my computer for fun because I was bored and had nothing else to do...and I came across a program which seems to have come with my computer. It is called Sonic Recovery Disc Creator. When I bought my computer (from eBay) the buyer didn't give me a recovery disc. I asked him and he said he didn't have one. I want to make one with Sonic, but I am new to the world of recovery discs and creating them! Can someone please tell me, if I was to make a recovery disc, would the software I use backup every single file on my C drive, or just the image (.iso) or whatever it's called. If anyone has any experience with Sonic RDC, could they please tell me how to create one. I don't want to backup every single file on my C drive. I want a recovery disc just like a retail one.I gave as much information as possible, and if you guys need any more, I will be glad to give more details.Thank you to everyone who replies in advanced!

A:Creating a recovery disc?

Fire the program up and see, if it works.

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I am trying to create a recovery file on a 60 GB flashdrive. The HP software gets stuck "preparing the disk" and never gets past 0% formating the flashdrive. Eventually  Running HP Recovery Manager 8.0.1.0

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My daughter's laptop is having issues and we need to send it off for repairs. We did not create recovery discs when we received it. I tried to back up her personal files--not sure if that was successful--while trying to recover her system with the Dell backup & Recovery last week. I was not able to complete the recovery process.  I just created recovery discs and I received a message that they were created successfully, but is there a way to check them? The backup and recovery option I tried last week was not supposed to damage system files. I am wondering if the recovery discs I just created will recover her system or if I need to purchase a recovery disc from Dell.
Thank you,
Cathy

 

A:Creating Recovery Discs

If you used Dell's backup and recovery to make the recovery discs then you should be fine as they are the same discs you would have received from Dell.  It basically copies the restore partition on the computer to disc. 

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I want to be able to "recover" back to the W7 installation.
what/is there a way to do this?

I have acronis true image version 11

Thanks

A:creating my own recovery partition...?

Windows 7 has its own restore/backup capability. There's no need for a "recovery partition" that depends on OEM software, IMOMore Info....Still More .Louis

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Iam Using Windows 7 Home Premium,having Intel core i5 processor and a Ram of 6GB with 500GB Harddisk..

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Please suggest me any software, may be a paid one below 2000/-,. because iam a embedded developer with lots of IDE installed and its becoming headache for me to install all the software needed if anything goes wrong..

A:Creating a Recovery Disc.

PC backup software | True Image by Acronis

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I have Windows 7, and the recovery disk creation program only opens up while in safe mode. Is it ok to create the disks in safe mode?

A:Creating Recovery Disks

Moving this to the Win 7 forum.

BG

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I have recently updated to Version 1511 and thought I would try to create a recovery drive on a USB having been unsuccessful when trying in the earlier Windows 10. This time it seemed to be working with the system files box checked, though it seemed to take an age before the USB was required to be inserted. It said I would require a USB of 8GB minimum capacity so I used a 16GB size.

When it finished creating the drive ( I did not see the actual finish but no messages were left on screen) I noticed that the USB had only a little over 1 GB of information loaded.

I assume something is amiss and wonder if someone could provide an explanation. I would probably find it useful if I could be told what files I should expect to find on the USB and the size of each. The files in my USB are titled: boot; efi; sources; bootmgr; bootmgr.efi and reagent. The sources file ( 1GB) is by far the largest.

Thanks.

A:Creating a Recovery Drive USB

The sources folder should contain a reconstruct.wim and a few more files...
I would say at least 4 GB

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I am trying to create a disaster recovery CD. I have a PC Dell laptop with XP (3) OS.

I can't find any instructions as to how this is done.

I have Norton Ghost (NG) 9.0 installed, and NG 2003 available. NG 2003 has the capability to create the CD but 'interfers with NG 9.0.

Help please.

A:Creating a Disaster Recovery CD

Use either one of the Ghost programs to make the disk - uninstall the other one if they're conflicting.

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How can I create a recovery partition on a desktop so that I can just press a key like F11 and reset my system back to its original state? I mean like how we get it with the laptops mostly..
Thanks
 

A:Creating a recovery partition

Nearest thing that I know of is the Acronis Secure Zone methodology (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/tour/5/)
 

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I have an aspire7720g, on my previouse laptop there was a TechGuy means of creating a recovery disc on this thing you can feede cd;s in till the cows come home as far as i can see,
Surely there must be an easier way? thanks Al
 

A:Creating a recovery disc

What I do is tailor the system to my preferences, then do an Acronis True Image backup of the configuration and use that as my "recovery" disk.
 

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While trying to create a recovery dish I get message that an error occurred and unable to create a recovery disk. If I uncheck backup system files to recovery drive it creates the drive. Not having the system files will I still be able to use it to boot my pc if I need to. Originally Windows 7.HP Pavilion p2  PCIntel Pentium Processor G62OT

A:Creating a recovery drive

Have you read this?http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/r/recover.htm

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Hello,
so one of my computers entered a boot loop and I'm pretty sure the only way to fix it is using a recovery drive. Only problem is the only other windows 8 PC in the house doesnt let me create it.
I go through the steps outlined in this thread: Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 but i get stuck on step 6.
When I insert a USB drive the create recovery drive setup doesnt seem to recognize it. It just refreshes (which shows that it detects a usb being inserted) but nothing shows up. Oddly enough, I can access the usb drive through my computer and copying/moving etc files still works.
How can I make it so it appears?
Thanks in advance.

A:Need help creating a recovery drive.

Welcome to Windows EightForums, LeoFalto.

Are you inserting the drive before or after pushing “Next” in step 5?

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Hey there guys. I need help with the following:

I want to create a Recovery disc for my Windows XP computer. I want to create a disc so that if god forbid my hard drive crashes or something like that I can reinstall my OS.

But I want to create a disc were my most recent settings, drivers, programs, update, and service pack will also be on this disc, so that I don't have to update or do anything but just reinstall Windows with everything that was on my computer before the "hard drive crash" or some other unfortunate event.

Is there any way that such a disc can be created?

Thanx for the help!

A:Creating a WindowsXP Recovery CD/DVD

On my computer I imaged the C drive for backup. This copies all files, programs and windows settings. Then I burned this image to a dvd (or dvds depending how large you C drive is. Then if your system crashes you can recover. You can image has often has you want. I do it about every 3 months. In between I do normal backup of files I can't afford to lose. Drive Image or Ghost are good programs for imaging.

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I have a new HP Pavilion dv4-511cl that I've just upgrades to win8. Before I start logging a lot of software on it, I want to create what I think is call a Recovery DVD(s) or something that makes an image of the PC in it's current state, in case in the future I have problems and want to go back to the relative clean state of the PC.

Ho do I create a copy of what I need to be able to retore the PC.

Also, is there anything else you would suggest I need to do before I start loading software, contacts, photos, etc., etc.?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and detailed instructions!!

Best regards,

A:Creating Recovery Disk

Hello dfpavlock, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The links at the bottom of the webpage below at HP can help show you how to do a factory recovery to restore Windows 8 back to factory conditions on your notebook.

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP? Support
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a presario c700 notebook. I tried making recovery discs years ago, and it didnt work.

so I'm trying again but its not letting me make them. says its been done and is only allowed once per PC.

is there some way I can get around this so I can make the discs?

it's not a big deal if I can't, since I have the partition with the backup on it that I can restore from if needed. I just wanted to make the discs also if I could.

thanks for any help.

A:creating recovery discs

Welcome
This should answer your question
Create a Recovery Disc
What you want to do however, is to download and make an image back up with Macrium Reflect. Then no matter what your problem you can use the image and be as good as new
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

The recovery disc link that I have given you will allow you to boot in the event of problems.
The Macrium will get you back in the event of a major disaster. It will bring you back to the point that you were the last time you updated Macrium

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Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for the assistance yesterday.

Although the computer mysteriously booted up today without issue, it was certainly suggested I create a Recovery Disc. I've read through the Tutorial and had a few questions:

Why is this different than the Re-Installation Disk from Dell (which supposedly has the files to start Windows) and claims to be a boot disk in itself? (we actually do not have a Recovery DVD made by a store as the computer was ordered from Dell directly).We were nervous about writing over files (in case something goes wrong), I am guessing the answer is simply 'Create a Restore Point'?What is the file that is being written over?I know this Tutorial is very explicit and well presented, but my experience (anywhere, even on MS) somehow the snapshot screen examples never look like what appears on my screen (and that gets me lost very quickly, as I don't know how to read into any of it or make an 'educated' choice)
Sorry for all the questions, but appreciate the info.

A:Creating Recovery Disc

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Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for the assistance yesterday.

Although the computer mysteriously booted up today without issue, it was certainly suggested I create a Recovery Disc. I've read through the Tutorial and had a few questions:

Why is this different than the Re-Installation Disk from Dell (which supposedly has the files to start Windows) and claims to be a boot disk in itself? (we actually do not have a Recovery DVD made by a store as the computer was ordered from Dell directly).We were nervous about writing over files (in case something goes wrong), I am guessing the answer is simply 'Create a Restore Point'?What is the file that is being written over?I know this Tutorial is very explicit and well presented, but my experience (anywhere, even on MS) somehow the snapshot screen examples never look like what appears on my screen (and that gets me lost very quickly, as I don't know how to read into any of it or make an 'educated' choice)Sorry for all the questions, but appreciate the info.



The reinstallation DVD will give you Vista like the day you took it home. You lose documents, settings, SPs etc. Again just like its day one
The recovery helps your recover from problems. If it works you have what you had before the problem
Make a restore point, and that is a copy of the OS. Also invest in an external hard drive, update everything once a month. In case of problems, worst case scenario, you lose onl... Read more

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I've done clean install of Win 8. At the very beginning of the installation I have deleted the hidden recovery partition hoping that during the installation process a new recovery partition will be created.
However that did not happen and I ended up with only one partition at the end of the installation with the Windows on it.
 
I did create a Recovery Disk on a USB drive ( took about 350MB of space on it) which of course can be used for booting up and repair/recovery should one day something go wrong.
 
However, I am not sure how to make a similar small Recovery Partition ( not the Restore/Refresh Partition) on the C drive so I can initiate repair process when C is not able to boot and my USB drive is not around.
 
Thanks

A:Creating Recovery Partition

 
 
However, I am not sure how to make a similar small Recovery Partition ( not the Restore/Refresh Partition) on the C drive so I can initiate repair process when C is not able to boot and my USB drive is not around.
 
If you meant the "Windows Recovery Environment" which performs the "Automatic Repair/Startup epair" , "System Restore" etc, you don't need to do anything manually. Setting up "Windows Recovery Environment" is a part of standard installation process. Make sure it is working by entering the "Advanced Boot Options".
 
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html
 
 
Also the same recovery functions can be performed by booting from the installation DVD.

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After having received delivery of my new Lenovo X240 with a preinstalled copy of Win8 on its HDD the first thing I did was install a 128GB m2 SSD and use "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD" to migrate Win8 to the SSD. After Win8 was up and running on the SSD I updated to 8.1 and also ran all the other available updates. I then created a recovery drive using a USB stick. During this process the entire content of the recovery partition (roughly 8GB) was copied to the USB stick as well. A few days later I decided that I would prefer to use a different USB stick to create the recovery drive, yet when I went through the entire process again using the other USB stick the content of the recovery parition was not included anymore. Can anyone explain this to me? Can I simply copy the source folder with the content of the recovery partition from the recovery drive I created first to the second one? Would it be recognized if I ever needed to restore Windows from this drive? Any ideas? Many thanks!

A:Creating Recovery USB with different outcomes...

Not sure that would work. What I would do is image all partitions on the drive except the recovery partition (unless that is the active partition). With an image of the system, you never need the recovery partition.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Can anyone give a me a detailed and clear step by step guide on how to create a recovery disc for windows xp. I've been searching the net for hours and I've tried to create the disc using some articles and to cut a very long story short I've got nowhere.

I want a recovery disc so if windows fails to boot up or load then at least I can use the recovery disc to re-install essential files so I can access windows.

Ideally I want a recovery disc that can work on any computer using xp so I don't want to integrate any software or drivers to the recovery disc. I just want the bare essentials.

Please, please somebody help me. Thanks.
 

A:Creating xp recovery disc.

Hi and welcome to TSG!

Is this of any help?
http://www.5starsupport.com/tutorial/xp-recovery-cd.htm

I hope so ...!
Richard
 

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Hello,

I recently upgraded my Acer 722 netbook to an 265GB SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. I was wondering if there was a way to create a partition for a recovery environment (just in case something happens). I have a system image of this pc saved, however I feel it would be best to also create a recovery partition.

Note: This does not have a CD drive.

Thanks!

A:Creating a recovery partition on new SSD

If the original hard drive reflected a recovery partition...and you cloned the drive...the new drive has such.

If you did not clone the drive...and your Acer disks don't reflect the recovery partition...then you have erred.

If you did a clean install of Win 7 with a license/disk other than that supplied by Acer...there is no need for a "recovery partition", since such exists only as a substitute for reinstalling Windows to the state that it existed when system was first purchased.

System Restore is the Windows function provided by Microsoft for system problems.

What you need to be doing constantly/routinely...is backing up your system.

Louis

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