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

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

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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A friend of mine needs win 2000 Pro boot discs. I don't think this is illegal as a microsoft site says if you have problems to make from a friends. He is the only person I know who has it. Any help would be appreciated. Need the discs to access his system. Probably infected. Cant get it to start, shutdown, nothing. Sometimes monitor says no signal. Sometimes works. Checked wires. Put in an old spare video adapter card, starts to work fine but freezes before I can do anything.
I do not have a floppy drive so I need to be able to burn them to a CD.
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My problem is not with this computer... I have also Compaq cq50z-100, Windows Vista Home Premiun SP2... my problem is this... Somehow I got a virus...after being so 'effing careful to boot. Now when I start my laptop, I get a quick flash of the command prompt window followed by a quick blank blue screen ... and then these 2 things repeat themselves and then nothing works except my mouse will move. So I tried what I know, recovery and such. It will not do anything in safe mode at all either. It will not let me change the boot drive order ( I guess that is what it is called), to the disc drive to run the recovery from my discs. So I got a friend to look at it. He says that my operating system is fried. He said I need to call Acer and buy an operating system disc set. Ok my question is this... are these discs different than the set of discs that I made when I first got my computer, the ones I call the recovery discs? Also why would I need to get them from Acer? Wouldn't I get them from HP or Compaq since this is who I bought my computer from? I am holding off spending the money to buy these new discs until I am certain that they are what I need to fix my computer. And if this guy really knows what he is doing. Any help is greatly appreaciated.
 

A:Operating system discs vs recovery discs

Your friend told you to call Acer for help with a Compaq computer? If so, I wouldn't go to that friend for any more technical help.

If you already have recovery/restore/operating system disks (whatever you want to call them), then you don't need to purchase anything else. You need to boot from them. Explain what you mean by "it will not let me change the boot order". Does that mean you don't know how? Your BIOS is password protected? They keyboard doesn't work?
 

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I do not have the BIOS password for my second hand Folio 13-2000 laptop. When trying, I am getting System Disable 58901368. How to solve this?










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A:Folio 13-2000 bios password reset

Steps to be followed:1. Use the unlock code posted above to enter the BIOS2. Disable all passwords that are enabled3. If asked for current password - type the unlock code4. For new password, just press ENTER key5. Repeat the same for verify password column.6. Then leave the BIOS by saving & exit option to save the changes.Troubleshooting:Incase if the Password doesn?t work please try a Hard Reset as follows.1. Shut down the notebook2. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery3a Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds4. Plug in the Power/AC Adapter (Leave the battery out for the moment) & Start the Notebook5. If you now see a password box, Please type the same Password I shared before and press enterHope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again**Click the 'White Thumbs Up Button' on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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I'm hoping that someone here can help. I've tried everything I can think of and searched the Internet all day trying various solutions.

I just received an HP Folio 13- 2000 laptop. This laptop has NO CD/DVD ROM drive. It has 2 USB ports, 1 2.0 and 1 3.0.

So, while it currently has an OS, I need to reformat it with a clean install of Win 7 x64 Pro for actual use. I have tried several different ISOs of Win 7 x64 Pro SP1, and all have failed to install. After clicking Install Now, I get the dreaded:

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

A few more things:
There is no CD/DVD drive on this laptop, it's a small form factor EliteBook. It's not missing or damaged, there isn't even a space for one.
I have read that Win 7 has no native USB 3.0 support, and this is the actual cause of the error.

What I have done:
Downloaded the fresh clean ISO files from Digital River for Win 7 x64 Pro
Created bootable USB drives and placed the image on them (both using the command prompt to clean, partition, format and make active as well as PowerISOs automated bootable USB drive function)
I have booted into the current Win 7 install and used Drivermax to rip all the drivers on the system (including the functioning USB 3.0 driver) and placed them on a separate USB drive.
Swapped out between the 2 USB ports, the 3.0 on the left and the 2.0 on the right. After I get the error message ab... Read more

A:Clean Install of Win 7 Pro fails in HP Folio 13- 2000

According to the Maintenance & Service Guide, you can restore it to Factory state from the built-in Recovery Partition:






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To restore the computer from the recovery partition, follow these steps:
1. Access HP Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
● Select Start > All Programs > Security and Protection > HP Recovery Manager > HP
Recovery Manager.
– or –
● Turn on or restart the computer, and then press esc while the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, press f11 while the
“F11 (System Recovery)” message is displayed on the screen.
2. Click System Recovery in the HP Recovery Manager window.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Edit: Also, see here: Can't install Windows 7 after reformatting SSD

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I lost my recovery discs for my lenove 3000 N200 where can i get.

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I lost my recovery discs for my lenove 3000 N200 where can i get.

Thanks


Hi and welcome.

You can get them at many places including the Lenovo web site. That would be your safest and best bet.

You can also find them at aftermarket web site where they may be cheaper but you have less confidence in what they contain. this is one of them. https://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/

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Morning All,
I bought an ACER laptop a few years ago and have since bought a new laptop.
When I bought my Acer, it did not come with any recovery discs, would they have installed the windows XP program on the computer somewhere that would have allowed me to make my own recovery discs? Do you know where I can check to see if they did or not?
Sorry, I do not know alot about computers..

Thanks so much

I gave my old laptop to my hubby and would like to clean it right out and reinstall XP again.

Also, if not, my brother has XP recovery discs for his Compaq laptop, can I use those recovery discs, even though mine is an Acer?

Thanks for any info you can provide, greatly appreciated !!
 

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I want to make a set of recovery discs for my new windows 8.1 machine (HP 110 desktop) but I'm finding only an option for usb drives. Is it possible to use discs instead? If so, how do I go about it? There's not a 16 gb usb to be had in this town
 
thanks,
 
mystmaiden

A:Windows 8.1 recovery discs rather than usb?

Hello
Under programs is there anything under HP Recovery Manager?
 
All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
 
It may let you create DVD's for a full recovery but Windows 8.1's own recovery option only allows a USB flash drive as far as I know. If you have one 16GB or larger it will work.

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Hello,
 
I recently purchased a laptop but it stopped working as the hard disc failed. So, the operating system was gone. The manufacturer replaced the hard disc and sent 4 Windows 8.1 system recovery discs for installation. But then the laptop had an issue with motherboard and I have returned the machine. 
 
Now I have 4 discs with genuine Windows 8.1. Can I buy a laptop without Operating system and use these discs to install Win 8.1 on it? 
 
I'd appreciate your comments.

A:Windows 8.1 Recovery discs

PCs from most major brands usually have something that their OEM Windows installs look for to verify that the OS is for that brand and model number. This is sometimes called a 'tatoo', flashed to the motherboard. So, unless you buy another laptop that is the same brand and model as the one you had, it's very unlikely that those recovery disks are going to be of any use.

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I performed the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 on my Dell Desktop.  If I make a set of recovery discs now, will they restore to the Windows 8.1 that originally came on my computer, or would it restore Windows 10?

A:Recovery discs at Windows 10 upgrade

Any recovery discs created using Dell's Backup and Recovery software will recovery what originally shipped with your computer.  The recovery partition is not updated to include the new OS.

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I bought a refurbished dell laptop with windows 7 on it the other day but I'm normally a linux user. I am trying to make a disc image but it is behaving a bit weirdly. I follow the steps but after it made the first disc, it tells me to insert another disc and also label it newuser pc with the date and the number 1. Not long ago, thanks to the help of the folks here I made back up discs for a friends windows 7 desktop and it did not behave this way, it instructed to use 2, 3, etc for the next discs. I'm not sure if this thing is making any progress or not.

Suggestions are most heartily welcome!

mystmaiden
 

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i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.

A:windows 7 and using vaio recovery discs?

  
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i have just installed windows 7, from xp with no problems. but im not sure how to now use my recovery discs for my sony vaio so i can install all my old programs and software, adobe, click to dvd etc?? do i use the recovery discs as normal, system recovery, then applications recovery? will it then delete windows 7 and install xp back onto my pc? any help would be greatfuly received, thanks.


Hey Johnny and welcome

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

You cant use a vista recovery (or backup) to install apps in win 7. If you did an upgrade they should already be there.

Do you have a windows.old folder on you C: drive?
If so you can use the easy transfer wizard to import your settings, etc

waiting on info
Kenn J++

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can windows vista be re-installed if backup files are not available?
 

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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 and I haven't backed up my recovery partition onto discs yet but I only have a couple discs both CD-RW and DVD-R I know that you can fit more onto a DVD and don't think Windows will let you write the recovery partition to a rewritable cd so is there a way that I can save discs and force the recovery disc creation program to write it to a DVD-R?
 

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If you look on the drawer of your cd/dvd player you should see a list of all compatible disk types on it..if it says 'dvd+r ' you have to use those not dvd-r.

A couple of disks is not enough to start with...one could easily fail durng the verification (final) phase of making the Recovery Disks..one of mine did and I had to put another disk in. Its not worth skimping on this for the sake of a pack of disks. Splash out and get ones made in Japan..they are the best quality..like Sony.

It might be a few years down the road before you need to use them and cheap ones may deteriorate and rendered unusable just when you need them. I don't think rewritable disks are as stable archivally ( they deteriorate quicker) as recordable disks so they are best avoided for this important purpose anyway.

Go and buy some brand spanking new good ones of the right type!
 

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When I first bought this PC, I made the Recovery Discs immediately.  I later upgraded this PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 back when Windows 10 was a free upgrade.  If I have any major issues in the future, that might require a full recovery, I'd rather NOT have to revert back to Win 8.1 and then have to buy Windows 10 to get back to where I am now. Is there any way to "re-do" the recovery discs now so that any future recovery will get me back to Windows 10? Thanks!!

A:Windows 10 upgrade Recovery Discs

> I'd rather NOT have to revert back to Win 8.1 and then have to buy Windows 10 to get back to where I am now. Since Windows 10 is installed on your computer, Microsoft has a "fingerprint" of your hardware,which entitles you to re-install Windows 10 without buying a product-key. > Is there any way to "re-do" the recovery discs now so that any future recovery will get me back to Windows 10? Yes.  Or, if you have an empty 8GB USB-memory stick, you can write a copy of Windows 10 to it.See: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/for a free download of Windows 10. When using this media, click "I don't have a product-key", and the "entitlement" will allow you to continue the installation. 

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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 >&nbs... Read more

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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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I'm helping a friend with her windows 7 emachine (64 bit) and when its all back in working order, I'd like to make her a set of recovery discs but I have a few questions before proceeding. I read that you only get the option of doing it once - so it better be right the first time.

I've found instructions for making a repair disc, also instructions for creating recovery discs - would those be the same? The computer did not come with any os disc at all, so I'm wondering if making repair/recovery disc is possible without an os disc - anyone have experience with making these for emachines? Is there a particular brand or kind of dvd blank that is best for this?

thanks so much,

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A:Solved: making windows recovery discs

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Morning everybody,

I'm planning to install win8 over win7 in my hp laptop im gonna make a recovery image to USB and also wont delete my recovery partition just in case.

my question is if i formatted my C partition which is 450 to 2 partitions one gonna be for C for system and another for my data. and now i will have 3 partitions C system D recovery and F for system. what if i didn't like the new windows and i want to use my win7 recovery image from the USB i will have any problem because i formatted the hard disk and installed a different windows or because i created another partition ?

Thanks in advance.

A:Using recovery discs after formatting C and installed another windows.

Hi mah.elawady :)

You shouldn't have any problem in that situation as if I remember correctly, it'll ask you on which partition you want to restore Windows 7 and that you want to keep your files (it does for Windows 8 at least). So you could simply choose to restore it on the C: drive (where Windows 8 will be installed), leaving your OEM Recovery Partition and your Data partition intact.

Also, I suggest you to install Windows 8 and upgrade to Windows 8.1 right away and install the Update 1, as you'll like the OS better that way instead of staying on Windows 8 which is said to be "incomplete" by a lot of users.

On a side note, how do you plan to make your Recovery USB? Using the Windows built-in Recovery option, or using a third-party program?

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Good afternoon folks, this is really giving me a headache!

I just got a new laptop (hp dv7 7338ea), a Windows 8 machine. I ran the HP recovery disc creation burner, and it burnt a bunch of DVDs (which you can only do once), and it verified them. Iíve used similar discs before on my old HP laptop when the HDD failed, and what I want to do here is apply these new Win8 restore discs to my new SSD (Samsung 840, http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/128gbandabove/mz-7td250bw.html).

So I swapped the drives over, and booted up the first disc. It went fine, it seemed to be happily able to format and start copying files, and then it asked for restore disc 2.

However, when I put that disc in, it just kicks it out again and continues to ask for disc 2. I put the disc in another machine and it loads fine, I tried copying the image to another disc but it didnít like that either. Google suggests that people have been having this disc 2 issue for a few years across numerous devices, with no solution.....

SO! I thought right, it wonít let me use the discs, maybe Iíll just image my original hard drive and apply that image to the SSD. It took me a while to get the laptop to boot from the CD at all, and when I got Clonezilla running it couldnít even see the HDD I had connected (via USB). It could tell there was something connected to the USB but...yeah.

I managed to use a different machine to copy the HP "Recovery" partition to another ... Read more

A:UEFI, HP Recovery Discs, Windows 8 and SSD drives....?

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Hi all

I want to make some recovery discs, how many sets of recovery discs can I make? Is it only 1 or can I make more?

A:How many sets of recovery discs can you make for Windows 7?

only one

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I have been trying to solve this for a month now and am at the end of my tether.I am now on my third set of recovery discs from HP and all have the same problem. I insert disc 1 as instructed to on the support forum. It runs throughReformatting the windows partition of the hard drive - tickCopying files required to restore the hard drive - tickAnd immediately as that finishes, that window comes up :ReducerCopy file failsFrom:E:\PRELOAD\BASE.SWMTo:C:\RM\Image\BASE.SWMPress OK to retryALL three sets of discs have the same out come.What the heck is going on?I am so sick of this.Have read some other posts with similar problems but can't seem to work out the solution. I do not have an external hard drive I can use...only the laptop that I am trying to fix. (G6-1305sa)Any help? It also doesn't help when HP support is only open on the phones until 5.30 Monday to Friday. I am at work so can't call. So frustrating....Aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh











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A:Copy file fails hp sent recovery discs Windows 7

Hi Belj, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion g6-1305sa Notebook and not able to restore Windows. If the HDD is faulty this might cause the restore not to go well. You might try to run a hardware test.  Please note remove any and all USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices. Is this the original HDD? Have you replaced any other parts? Have you tried to do a clean install of Windows 7. Try running sfc /scannow would scan your system for errors at the command prompt. You can get to the command prompt by clicking F11 at startup. You could check this Microsoft document on system recovery options. Hope this is a help. Thanks.

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop - VGN-NW265F/B , and the original hard drive went bad due to a SMART failure.

I've installed a new hard drive, and used the 1st recovery disc to get to the recovery menu. I've tried numerous times to install the OS from the recovery discs provided by Best Buy, which came with no instructions, but I keep getting errors.

There's nothing I can do from the recovery menu to make a new install on the new hard drive. The laptop also can't find the drivers on the recovery discs.

I'm getting frustrated because I've had 2 Dells in the past, which came with all the software necessary, and I was able to do everything myself.

This time I bought this Sony, it didn't come with software, especially a disc containing the drivers, and these 2 recovery discs aren't letting me do anything, except get into the recovery menu.

I can't format the new hard drive, or complete system, can't locate the drivers, etc...what a nightmare!!!

Is anyone familiar with this laptop, and/or knows how I should proceed to get this laptop up and running?

Thanks...

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Hi, I have a HP G61-110sa laptop with OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1.

My laptop was having problems with its firewall, so after many tries to fix it, I decided to use system recovery to get it back. During the process, after the reboot, I got BSOD with UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, and under the tech info it wrote:

*** STOP: 0X000000ED (0XFFFFFA8004041650, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000185, 0X0000000000000000, 0X0000000000000000)

I've tried burning a whole new recovery disc and it goes through the 'Windows is loading files...' process, the install windows screen where I choose the language, time & currency and keyboard settings, but the next screen where I can either choose Install now or Repair your computer, is where the problem continues.
If I click Install now, the screen is stuck at 'Setup is starting...' screen & a spinning wheel cursor. If I click 'Repair your computer', the same blue background stays there like it has frozen, but the cursor can move.

I've backed up all my files onto my external hard drive so that's not worrying me.
And there are no attachments cos the laptop wont boot.
Can anyone help?

A:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD Recovery discs not working Windows 7 x64

These problems sometimes occur if the temporary memory is corrupted. Clear your temporary memory:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware


Clear the CMOS in the BIOS (read your laptop manual for instructions to access the BIOS): Open the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen, load setup/optimized defaults, save, and exit the BIOS.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

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Hi

I have a HP laptop. If I use the HP Recovery Manager, it will only allow me to make 1 set of recovery discs. Is there a way to create multiple sets e.g. using Windows 7's Backup and Restore etc? Also, what is the difference between a system image and a system repair disc?

A:Is there a way to create multiple sets of recovery discs for Windows 7?

Yes, make the restore disks - then copy them using a disk copier/burner.

A system image contains a "snapshot" of the entire system - this includes all files and the location of the files on the hard disk so that the system can boot when it's restored. Some system image programs also contain code to restore the system image to the hard drive (but not all). As an example, the HP recovery disks contain a system image and are able to restore that image.

A system repair disk contains a "live" operating system that can run in memory from the disk. It also contains a few repair programs that can help to fix things. On some systems this repair disk can also be used to restore the system image to the hard disk.

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The hard disk of my Gateway NV78 notebook pre-installed with Windows 7 HP has crashed. I have made the recovery discs in 3 DVDs . I will be buying a new hard disk. I would like to know whether it is possible to install Windows 7 HP on the new hard disc from the recovery discs or I have to go in for a new installation disc.

Nagarajan Chennai India

A:Installing Windows 7 HP on a new hard disc from recovery discs

Hopefully wouldnt be a problem. The only 2 issues that i have come across in people trying to use the recovery disks on a replacement drive are:

1) In HP (hewlett packard) computers, sometimes this process doesnt work on aftermarket hdds unless they have been purchased from HP. The reason ascribed is that the hdd needs to be "tattoed" by HP.

2) Acer notebooks may have an issue if the new hdd is unformatted. So make sure you format and
create 2 partitions before trying to install from those disks. The second partition seems to be needed for expanding recovery files.

Should all fail, you can still do a clean install of home premium using a disk borrowed from a friend or downloaded off the web. You can activate it using the COA key on the sticker on your computer, or if that doesnt work by calling MS. Should it come to that, post back and somebody will help you out with the tuts and procedures.

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I'm getting very nervous that I haven't made these impt system recovery discs. I bought 10 CDs at the time I bought PC and was assured they were the right type. When I got ready to create the discs, my PC said I would need 18 CDs. I backed out at that point so don't know if the ones I have are the right kind.

I'm going out this week to buy some more, but still have doubts I'm getting the right kind.

My HP guide says I need: CD-R

What I have is: SONY CD-R AUDIO (compact disc digital audio recordable)

Have I got the right kind? Thanks so much. Fox
 

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I have two older computers, both with Windows XP Home. They both still have the OEM license key stickers on them, and no major hardware changes.

Neither computer has a XP disc or recovery discs. I'm not even sure if they came with them. If I were to purchase XP Home OEM disc, could I use it to re-instate both computers, using their own unique product keys of course?

I do not want to recover anything, I want to wipe clean and start completely fresh and new. All the drivers I need are available on each manufactures website. I do not want any Sony or Gateway add-on junk

A:Can I install Windows XP Home without the original OEM disc / recovery discs?

short answer YES.

if you have genuine oem keys you have the right to install the oem version of that os on your system.

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My laptop shut itself down and said there was an imminent hard drive failure. Gave it to my district's IT person who tried to copy the hard drive to put into the new one I bought, but she said her drive copier couldn't read the drive. Of course I can't find the correct version of Windows anywhere. (She has Wondows 7 professional, I found the Vista Update of Windiws 7 professional but we can't find a copy of 7 home.) We checked HP and I can order Windows or Recovery discs but she said the sticker on the laptop doesn't have the serial number needed. Tried emailing HP for advice on that but their technical contact page "cannot be found" and I got put on hold forever when I tried to call.

Here's the info she said us on the label if my laptop:
Pavilion dv7-4087d Entertainment Notebook
00196-105-235-216
584037-001
X16-96072

Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Hard drive died...anyway to download windows 7 and/or recovery discs?

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hi,
im using vpceh25en sony vaio laptop, i have changed my os to windows 7 ultimate from basic version, now i need to use basic version, i have recovery discs but i dont know the steps for installing os. can anyone give me the steps to do it...

A:how to install windows 7 basic from recovery discs for sony vaio vpceh25en

Reinstalling can wipe out what you have on it right now but it's simple as inserting the recovery disk and rebooting the pc.
First make sure your pc is set to bood off the dvd drive first, this is done in bios under boot options. To enter bios just hit which ever key it says to enter setup. Insert disk 1 of the recovery disk and then follow the on screen instructions.

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I hope this is the correct Forum subsection to post this.

So I made a mistake while taking on a friend's problematic sony vaio laptop. They were wanting to install a newly purchased Kaspersky av, but after uninstalling the old version of Kaspersky there was a problem with an unresponsive usb mouse & mouse pad. I wasn't able to resolve the issue through various repair programs and manually reinstalling the driver, which was giving off the error code of not being properly installed or functioning. With owners consent, I decided to let Vaio Care to bring the computer back to factory condition. (I wish the owner had the owners manual to this thing.)

I made sure to backup all of the files that the owner needed saved, but failed to make any sort of backup recovery disk for the computer. Not sure if it's too late to do so, but the computer will not boot to windows any longer. I get a white blinking cursor on a black background immediately after Vaio disappears from the screen upon bootup, but cannot do anything with it.

I made a windows 7 home premium iso dvd, and when booting from it I reinstalled windows onto one of the 3 partitions on the hd (the largest of the 3 which was labeled "Primary" type). Of the other two partitions, one was labeled "Primary" and was named "System Reserved" but only 101MB, and the other was labeled "System" and was named "Recovery" and is 7.7GB. When installing, the computer does a ... Read more

A:HELP Windows 7 clean install on Sony Vaio laptop w/o recovery discs

Hello newtechy and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the best thing to do is a clean install following the instructions in this tutorial that was prepared by one of the Forum experts. There's a special note for Sony Vaio owners at the bottom.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I have a Vaio and I followed these instructions. I can say from personal experience this will work. I eliminated all Sony factoryware (Vaio Care, Vaio Control Center, Vaio Gate, etc) and I haven't missed any of it. The most important thing is once the computer is up and running with all Windows Updates, make a system image. When all of the additional programs are installed and updated, all personal tweaks are made, etc and you're sure the computer is working the way it's supposed to, make another system image. This can be your go-to master image that would take the place of that hidden recovery partition. And it would be even better because it would be more up to date than a factory recovery partition ever could be.

Have your friend stick to a schedule of maybe one a week or once a month and make a new system image. The more frequent the images the more up to date a restore will be. This can eliminate the need for recovery disks as well. Depending on which imaging software you decide to use, it would be a good idea to create a "system repair disk". This is just a single disk that will let you boot the computer should the entire operating system crash. From this single d... Read more

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from bad to tragic. My monitor had started blinking, several days ago, at times like a flip book, otherwise just annoying. I tried numerous things to fix it. Windows cannot locate the driver ~ anywhere. It tells me to insert the cd that came with the comp; I don't have it, if I ever did! I keep hoping that somehow it will surface.

Meanwhile, I have tried many programs that lured me by answering my googling for info re finding, getting the driver. The blinking stopped this morning after something (was it win?) set my comp back to an earlier date. Or it may have been PC Doctor or something. Then the comp was impossibly blurry, and it cost me $400 in work lost. I was away from the screen for minutes, returned to find it completely clear, and still not blinking.

But I still had the message that my ethernet had no driver, etc.

I pursued that, finally signing up for a 'free' scan because the site presented itself as 'fixing all drivers' when I was trying to access info from Acer. It started the scan, said I had 17 drivers to fix; I signed on and paid, finally, in desperate hope. (is there such a thing? yes) There were jigjags along the way, and I emailed them, but got no response re the ethernet driver. The download and install, of 12 "groups" of drivers continued for hours.

In the course of it I discovered that my skype sound was gone. In and out.
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A:found my recovery discs, how do I make windows read them? need to restore my ethernet

Hello My problem as of yesterday has begun to solve itself. While hunting for old cell recharger ! miracle! I found my computer recovery discs, that I made following Acer instructions, when I first turned on my computer 1 1/2 years ago (out of warranty now!)
Now HERE IS THE PROBLEM! I click ethernet> update driver software> (I have a recovery disc in my cd drive, one of the total 16) I choose 'search my computer'
and windows gives me a box ' where should windows search?' which has C drive in it. I erase that and type in DVD RWdrive (E)Recovery 4, which is how it is being read by the computer.
Windows says 'Please enter a new location ~~The location you specified does not exist or cannot be reached'
~What must I do to bridge this?
~~~~~Thank you ~~ If you can help me, please! I have no sound! I can't work on my music editing (I'm a musician); can't use skype phone; people I called are calling back and hating me~~one friend skyped my phone 3x~~I'm losing work! ~~~ oh please help
~~~~~ Vista 64bit home premium acer desktop 8Gram

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Hello,

My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the computer, I ordered the discs from HP.
When ever I try to do a recovery from the boot menu (F8 or F11), I get the following error:

"Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I insert the disc, but nothing happens. The computer returns to the same steps. I even tried going through control panel and Full System Restore. Again, I get the same steps. When I press enter, it allows me to boot Windows 7 or do a memory diagnostic test.

I appreciate any help.

A:0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed

Hello and welcome sunnyxm well if yo are trying to just reinstall try this it will save all the bloatware from HP being loaded anyway.

REINSTALL

Forinstalling I prefer a disk to be honest but if you want to try again this isthe one to follow
CleanReinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 make sureit is the right version ie Home Premium or Ultimate whatever you have a codefor and then the language and do not use the ones with a large "N" or"old" beside them.
You can use a disk or USB stick with this.

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I'm running WinXP. My pc tells me that I already made a set of recovery discs, but I have no recollection of doing it. On many, many forums, I've found the recommendation of deleting the HPCD.sys files = problem solved. Only on *MY* pc [HP tower, btw], I get an error message of "recovery partition not found" when I delete just one of the HPCD.sys files and then try to run the cd recovery making tool.

Is there a way around this? If not, if I do a complete recovery -- back to factory settings -- will my ability to burn a set of recovery discs be restored?

Thanks.
 

A:HPCD.sys, making more recovery discs & doing a total XP recovery.

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Hi Guys!

I am new to this forum and not very tech savvy so please bear with me! My mums laptop, an esystem 1201, has been getting slower and slower and slower until today it finally gave in. This stemmed from a virus that we got a couple of weeks back, that i got rid of but for some reason its slowed down ever since.
Anyway, we decided today to insert the "backup1" disc into the computer, to do a full system recovery. These were the discs that the "Tech guys" software asks you to create the first time you use the computer, for any such things such as this and the discs were created without any issues at the time. I Put the disc in, came up with all the menus, selected "full destructive recovery" and it ticked away, asked me to take out disc one, put in disc two, then asked me to take disc two out and put disc one in. Did all that, then i get the error message "Error: Recovery image missing Please restart and try again". This happens around stage 3 of 5, which is the "Installing vista" stage.
Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet, which included creating another disc but that didn't work. It makes it look as though you are installing vista for the first time, and when I click on "repair" as suggested on the site (Because the disc is not a first time installation disc) it is supposed to find the back up from the CD. Instead, I get a message that says... Read more

A:Full destructive recovery - recovery discs do not work?

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?

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Hello,

I'm using an Asus G50v, and can't wait to try out Windows 7, but I'm a little worried about recovering Vista afterwards. I don't have actual Windows Vista OS discs, to keep costs down on my laptop Asus gave me a set of recovery dvds, which only work MY computer. They restore the computer back to the origional factory settings like using the windows.old file (I think, I've had to wipe the computer once, I pressed f9 during startup and started windows with OEM, although the disc was in the drive, I'm not sure if it was actually used).

I'm worried that If I install Windows 7 some Asus specefic files will be deleted and once August 1 rolls around I won't be able to re-install vista.

I have vista 64 home premium, if that helps.

A:Recovery discs instead of vista OS discs, can I still get vista after August 1?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by The angry Asus User


Hello,

I'm using an Asus G50v, and can't wait to try out Windows 7, but I'm a little worried about recovering Vista afterwards. I don't have actual Windows Vista OS discs, to keep costs down on my laptop Asus gave me a set of recovery dvds, which only work MY computer. They restore the computer back to the origional factory settings like using the windows.old file (I think, I've had to wipe the computer once, I pressed f9 during startup and started windows with OEM, although the disc was in the drive, I'm not sure if it was actually used).

I'm worried that If I install Windows 7 some Asus specefic files will be deleted and once August 1 rolls around I won't be able to re-install vista.

I have vista 64 home premium, if that helps.


Maybe you should make a backup image of your hdd, at least that way it would be exactly the way it was b4 7

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i got my laptop from a family friend and i think they deleted the recovery partion and i never got recovery discs for it how can i get my computer to work again sence there is no bootable os?

A:no recovery discs nor recovery partion now have no os

OK, having the product key means that there's a chance that you can use a generic Vista disk. If you don't know anyone with a Vista disk you can download the files and instructions from here: http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno... - note that there are three files for each version and you will need all 3 - the largest is over 2.5Gb so make sure you do it on a fast unlimited connection."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I had a new hard drive installed on my Compac desk top. I had 3 recovery discs from a previous crash. How do I get the stuff from my recovery discs onto my new harddrive? The first disc opened with 2800 images - none of which are photos or video that I had taken. The other 2 opened with hp folders. Do I drag the folders to "My Computer"? Also, I used to have Microsoft word. Now it's gone. Would it be on one of the discs and I just don't understand it's label? Thanks.
 

A:Recovery discs

If you didn't specifically backup your pictures and videos, they're not going to be on any disks. If the disk just contains data, you can drag and drop the files from it to anywhere you'd like on your computer.

If Word, a complete version and not a trial, was purchased with the computer, you should have received an installation disk for it.
 

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My hard drive failed on my pc and all things conbsidered I bought a new Compaq Prestige. It recommends making a recovery disc. I have had the PC for just under a week and did'nt have the proper DVD (it takes two) to make the recovery discs. My question is that is it ok to make a recovery disc in the next few days (I have downloaded just a few software security progams and my daughter has her MSN back) or would I have to re-set the pc back to the manufacturer's default? The friend of mine that set up my pc for me said its was ok to download these things and then make a disc. I'm just not sure he right? I would really appreciate some hep and advice please.
 

A:Recovery Discs

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Hi All:Hoping one of you good people will help me out. 1.  I have a Veriton X498G and an Aspire 5750Z which I purchased a couple of years back. I have just done a complete Restore on both, which worked great.     Now that I have all the Win 7 updates should I make new Recovery discs for both with all the updates installed? 2.  What are your thoughts and recommendations to letting Microsoft install Windows 10?     Should I do anything to my B1-730 Tablet.










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A:recovery discs

Recovery disks don't include any updates you installed, but just the plain OS from factory to re-install. so, if you need to have a disk with all the updates, the only way is to create a system image (an updated copy of your installation), so you don't need to re-install all the windows updates; by the way i don't know if your windows 7 version has this option. About Windows 10, i would follow this instruction to check if your laptops are suitable:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/36850#_ga=1.197989999.1394453040.1432193183

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Hi there,
I have rescued some HP recovery discs (DVD and CD) from being thrown out at my employer. They used to employ a PC tech but no longer do this and don't want the discs. I need to know if there is any way of finding out what models these discs are for. They have what appear to be part numbers on them (i.e. HP5013-3951) but typing those numbers into search on HP website or even google comes up with nothing.
I have 9 different sets of discs and could help people who need them if I could find out what machines they work on. I do know that the disc checks what PC it is being run on as a friend wanted to recover a HP and we tried every disc I have but it said "Disc not for this machine" on boot up.

Any ideas please???

Ian.
 

A:HP recovery discs

The CDs are geared towards a specific setup on each system. Motherboard, drivers etc. If its not ment for your particular system its not going to work.

Usually the model of the system that is support is printed on the cover of the CD.

Have you contacted HP and asked them?
 

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I just bought an iPhone and had to switch back to winows from Linux. It turned out my installation failed (I didn't hvae the original discs on me, in fact I never got any), and had to buy a new set of recovery discs from HP. Installation went smoothly, but as soon as the computer entered the desktop, a cmd.exe window opened and the computer started going through a HP one-time setup. It stated that restarts would be normal, however my computer insisted on shutting down rather than restarting. I went through this routine of turning it back on and starting over several times, but made no progress. When I tried to install windows before I had the actual HP discs, I had the same problem, restarting on the blue windows setup. Any help with this problem would be appreciated.

EDIT: Running an HP m7580n on Windows XP MCE 2005, SP 2
Before: Ubuntu Linux: Gutsy Gibbon
 

A:HP Recovery Discs

Welcome to TSG....

Did you remove the Linux partition before you ran the recovery disks for the computer?
 

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My old computer, running Windows Vista died 18 months ago and I have a new one running Windows 8.1.
My problem is that I have just found a set of 4 recovery discs that I created, but I can't remember when I did it.
There is nothing wrong with my computer; I just want to know is it safe to insert a disc to check creation date or whatever
so I know which system they are for.
I don't want to risk having my hard drive wiped and Vista being installed on my new computer.
Please tell me if I can simply insert a disc to look at it without it automatically affecting my computer.
I hope this makes sense.

A:Recovery Discs

Just do not let any installer or program run..

when the disk is inserted and read, you may get notification message - top right
choose explore files if anything starts to run - close it.. then open file explorer and browse cd

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My computer is starting to get full of junk for example leftovers from downloads that have since been deleted.

What I'd like to do is to erase (reformat) everything from my hard drive including all partitions, and load on a fresh copies of everything.

The computer is a laptop from HP Model G60t600 and when I first bought it I made recovery discs that were stored on the hard drive partition D or in other words the D drive.

But I don't know how to use them. My main concern is that after I erase everything I won't be able to boot the computer.

I don't know what's on the recovery discs and it's a new computer that I've never tried this on before.

I did it with my old computer and XP and I'd like to do the same thing with the new one and windows 7

Help!

A:Using recovery discs

You either have DVD to recover or a recovery partition.
If you have a recovery partion, you hit f11 on boot
May I suggest, back up your stuff and try the recovery partition. If it works you will be all set.
It will be like the day you took it home. It is called a factory recovery
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01854060.pdf

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Hi,  im looking to create a 2nd set of recovery discs for my hp pavillion p6 2000ukm,win7, because i messed up the 1st time. Previously before this i had another topic asking about how to get recovery discs and i was told to ring hp support and they would ship them out for "FREE". 3 mins later and a quote of ?50+ for recovery discs isnt free. But i tried creating some myself and i messed up doing it. I need help to recreate these recovery discs and i dont know how. I looked up previous examples but nowehere could i find the files mentioned. I had "show hidden files etc" clicked as well. Any help would be great. Thanks.

A:2nd set recovery discs?

HP10070 First of all, let me apologize for you being given bad information.  There are new posters on this forum and they have been telling folks stuff that is not true -- including saying that HP Recovery Media is available for free, which it is not. Second, there is no way to make a second set. but if your PC is working properly and all you really want is some recovery media to restore your PC in the event of problems, my recommendation is to do that using Macrium Reflect. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition.  This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boo... Read more

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Hello,

I wondered if there is more - or + value to doing a restore prior to my sp1 download, I would like to make a recovery disc using brinks great tutorial. I only have my retail purchase computer created one time recovery discs.


Still in Newbie Land

A:recovery discs

Originally Posted by vistadrone1


Hello,

I wondered if there is more - or + value to doing a restore prior to my sp1 download, I would like to make a recovery disc using brinks great tutorial. I only have my retail purchase computer created one time recovery discs.


Still in Newbie Land



Welcome to the Vista Forums

Creating a system restore point before installing anything on your PC is a good policy. Following Brink's tutorial on making a recovery disk is even better. I think you're on the right track. Let us know how things turn out.

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i did one disc but had to formatt the 2nd one not a problem with that but in the meantime the recovery program shut down tried to use it again but will let me carry on where i left off any one out there had this happen to them and if they managed to get going on it again as you only get one go at it which i dont think is very good

A:cant do recovery discs

I will ask to have your issue escalated.   From what you have stated, it would seem that you were unable to complete the process of creating a recovery disk set. I highly recommend that you request HP recovery flashdrive media instead of a DVD set. One scratch on the recovery disk label side and it is ruined. That is not the case with flashdrive recovery media, as it is durable and does not require use of an optical drive.

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i think the registry has problems.
i found recovery disks i made.
also thinking of just going back to the way it came from the factory.
thanks

A:what do recovery discs do

Yes that is what the recovery discs are for to bring the computer back to factory when you got the computer.

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I was completing a Refresh of Windows 8.1 and connected to HP Support Assitant to download deleted apps.The deleted apps were reinstalled.I was then advised to create  Recovery Media but I did this this two years ago and you are told you can only do this once.I can only assume that I have received a message that is not really necessary or that the  apps I installed have changed and it may be advisable to create new Recovery Media.What to do.

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Please help.I ordered the recovery disc for my HP DV6-6c40usAnd received 4 discs.System Recovery DVD Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs 1-3Application and Driver Recovery DVD When I did a restore on my system using Disc 1.  It restored and never asked for the other 3 discs.Was I suppose to know when to use them, or when to pull from them, etc.? I ended up having an issue with an erractic keyboard.  When I type an A it gives me something like acqi.  Normally any letter typed will give me 4 odd alphanumeric characters. Or pop up more pages.ALTHOUGH using a USB keyboard with my laptop works perfect.I uninstalled my keyboard driver and it asked to enter where the driver is, so I put the Application and DRIVER Recovery DVD in my CD player.  It did not access anything, it said there were no drivers on the disc. The instructions provided from HP ask you to enter the first disc and simply say you will be instructed when to enter the others - I'm still waiting.  That's why I'm asking. I also attempted to research the erratic keyboard issue and had no luck at all, seems lots of HP and COMPAQs expereience this, and others, but not as much. Now I am reformatting the disc in its entirety and will once again insert disc 1, but not feeling to lucky for success. Please advise.

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Hi All:Hoping one of you good people will help me out. 1.  I have a Veriton X498G and an Aspire 5750Z which I purchased a couple of years back. I have just done a complete Restore on both, which worked great.     Now that I have all the Win 7 updates should I make new Recovery discs for both with all the updates installed? 2.  What are your thoughts and recommendations to letting Microsoft install Windows 10?     Should I do anything to my B1-730 Tablet.











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A:recovery discs

Recovery disks don't include any updates you installed, but just the plain OS from factory to re-install. so, if you need to have a disk with all the updates, the only way is to create a system image (an updated copy of your installation), so you don't need to re-install all the windows updates; by the way i don't know if your windows 7 version has this option. About Windows 10, i would follow this instruction to check if your laptops are suitable:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/36850#_ga=1.197989999.1394453040.1432193183

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hello everyone, new here!!!

got a question, i have a gateway laptop with win7 hp 64bit. i created the recovery media from the gateway recovery manager & it used 3 dvds. my question is, can i put all these dvds in a usb? the recovery manages will only let me choose dvd media, but i was wondering if there's a way to merge them all into one usb.

thx in advance...

A:recovery discs to usb

You could always try, I guess. Microsoft has a tool that's linked to on here that takes the .iso files and creates bootable USB drives. You could give that a shot. If the imaging program looks for the second and third file parts...and finds them on the USB drive...it should work. I'd imagine you'd need a 16 GB flash drive for this, though.

Microsoft Store: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help

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i need hp recovey discs for hp pavillion dv6-1030us, cnf849089L and part number NB145UA#ABA.this site just keeps taking me in circles when i tried to follow form instructions Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter

A:need recovery discs

Hi: It appears that HP no longer provides recovery disks for your model notebook. However, you can still get a set from this non-HP vendor at the link below... http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-16780-recovery-kit-518288-001-for-hp-model-number-dv6-1030us.aspx

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Hi

Here I am again......!!! I have a set of Acer Factory Restore discs I made on my Acer Aspire 2930z.

Can I use these on any Acer Laptop?

A:Recovery Discs

Hello rikstaparr and welcome to the forums

I'm not 100% sure on this because it seems to vary between manufacturers, but it appears that it isn't possible unless it is exactly the same model of computer. Are they the same models?

Tom

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The first day I got my XP, it asked me if I wanted to make a recovery disc. 5 minutes later, my brand new computer had burned two discs that I labelled Recovery.
5 years later, my computer is incredibly messed and it's all my fault . . .
A few of the things it likes to do:
Everytime I turn it on, there will be something about the Windows Task Manager not completing earlier tasks. There will also be another screen saying it couldn't find _______ in the registry. There's a lot more things that are annoying (a lot of programs just not working anymore or constantly restarting itself) but I'm not going to bore you with them. The worst thing is that my computer keeps restarting and it ESPECIALLY likes to restart whenever I'm doing my homework on WordPerfect.
What I want to do is restore my computer back to the condition it was 5 years ago.
I've already read a bit about the System Restore options but unfortunately it doesn't have a restore point from 5 years ago
I'm wondering how should I go about "cleaning" my computer?
Should I use the recovery discs?
Should I use System Restore (I'm clueless about what it'll do though . . .)
I think I should mention I don't have a Windows XP CD . . .
Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED and thanks to anyone who took time to read all of the above.
 

A:Recovery Discs?

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OK, the hard drive that I have in my computer right now is going out, found this out through having problems with the computer and talking to HP tech support. my question is this> They said I need to make a set of restore discs (compaq computers don't come with any discs, they use drive d to do a restore somehow. anyway, it will take 10 or 11 discs to make the restore discs, so should I go ahead and do it with the bad hard drive still in, or should i wait until they put in the new one and then delete the stuff I don't want off the computer and then make the recovery discs. The only extra things I have on the computer are FireFox browser and Yahoo Messenger, and I will download them again when i get my computer back from being repaired.

A:recovery discs

If I were you I would try and make the recovery disks. If memory serves
you can only do it once. Then it will not allow another try. Pay attention
to the prompts. Chances of getting hp to send you the disks are very
slim unless you pay them.

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My hard drive is on its way out. Luckily it is still under warranty and will be replaced for free. Anyway, Compaq tech support recommended that I make a set of recovery discs once I get the computer back.....My question is...I once started to run the program that makes the recovery discs...and it said I would need 11 blank CD-R's.....is this right? it seems like a LOT of discs just for recovery.

computer is Compaq Presario model SR1803WM
Windows Xp
3.2ghz Celeron Processor
512mb Ram
60gb Hard drive.

the only thing extra on it that I will lose when they put on the new hard drive is FireFox web-browser, and I can reload that ....so no big deal there, its just that i find it hard to believe that it can take 11 discs when Windows XP comes on just 1 disc when you buy it.

A:Recovery discs.

Yep thats about right, I just created them for a customers HP machine thats about 3 years old and it took 9 disks. This machine also had a dvd and there was a option to use dvd's and that would have took 2

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hp say only one copy of these discs can be made but can i rip them myself or make a clone or anything else?

this is just in case anything happens to these discs!

cheers

A:Hp Recovery Discs

I've made copies of the HP recovery discs back when I had an HP. I tried to copy the discs themselves after I created them using HP's software, and was able to with no problems. However, I never actually had to use them, so I can't say for sure if they'll work or not once you make a copy of a copy.

I labeled each CD (CD1, CD2 etc.) and placed them each in their own protective jewel case, then put them in a tupperware container and put them up where they wouldn't be touched or moved.

Now, should something happen you could always buy a copy of XP home (or pro or whatever) and install it on your HP computer. You'll have to reformat the drive and delete the partition that contains the pre-installed OS that came with the machine. I did this and had no problems that weren't easily overcome (I had an issue reformating the partition with the OS on it, so I used another program and booted from disc to delete it and reformat the entire drive).

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does anyone have HP Compaq Presario Media Center SR1917CL recovery disc hiding anywhere and if you do could u send it to me. i made the stupid mistake of formatting my hardrive without making a recovery disc so can anyone help me.....btw i checked the website and they dont sell em anymore so thanks in advance!!
 

A:recovery discs.....

you may havea recovery partition and only formated the partition - is this the case?

have you tried contacting HP and asking for recovery CDS
 

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i am repairing a friends laptop that had an hdd go bad. It had windows xp on it, so i got a copy of windows xp and i have been having trouble getting it back on. My question is, is it possible to maybe purchase a recovery disc off ebay or somewhere and then run that on the new hdd and fix it that way?

A:recovery discs

Check on the first boot screen or in the computer's Manual to find what the Fkey is to press at boot to run Factory Recovery to see if it works.

The XP installer needs to be the exact same version and an OEM copy if this was factory preinstalled, or retail copy if it was store bought.

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Hello.
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 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. How can I check to see if they are viable discs? 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. We will need to get her computer up and running as quickly as possible so I want to  make sure I have recovery discs if they have to replace or reformat the hard drive. Help?
Thank you,
Cathy

A:Recovery discs

I should mention that when I was creating the recovery discs just now, I did receive a message that they were created successfully. I was wondering if there was a way to check them to confirm that, and if The Backup & Recovery I did last week, would have removed any important system info or updates.
Thanks!

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I bought recovery discs from HP and want to do recovery with them but when I go to f9 or any other in boot menu asks for a password!  I dont know aNY PASSWORD that works.  What should I do????

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Yeh me again
Ive just been told by someone that you cant create hp recovery discs after 1 month of buying?
If thats the case then i can't do it

However i also heard that it can be done by disc or hard drive, meaning i might aswell not waste money on a few discs when i could do it much more easily via hard drive? Is this the case? is practacally the same thing thats on the discs on the hard drive aswell?

I have a hp g6062ea running vista premium if it helps
 

A:Recovery Discs

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Hi Guys

Ok this is the problem i have. we have a couple of pcs in the house, both recently purchased 3 months old both on vista home edition. One pc has picked up virus, not sure where from as it has norton anti virus something to do with add ons. This is my kids pc mainly used for gameing and chat rooms. So i cant go on the internet on this 1 so i decided to do a recovery. I presumed i had done the recovery discs correctly but what ididnt do was disc 2 on both pcs. I have done this on the good pc now and have to copys of recovery disc. But on the other machine i started but it didnt complete as i didnt have both discs. Now i cant get in to this machine , it will only let you go to the recovery menu or nothing at all. So the big question is can i put recovery discs from a hewart packard pc onto a compacq pc will this cause problems. or is there still another way of recovering the pc getting in to the ghost copy on the hard drive. please somebody help me!!!
Mike
 

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I have an IWill KK266+ motherboard with a built in AMI MegaIDE raid controller. W2K runs fine with it as boot path. However, I am trying to get the Recovery Console to work with it and am having no success. RC installs fine. When I boot RC, the system reports no boot disk. The MegaIDE.sys does not load. Is there a way to get RC to load the MegaIDE.sys driver?

Thanks!
 

A:Windows 2000 Recovery Console

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My daughters laptop needs a new hard drive, I do not have a program or recovery disk. I have 2 identical laptops and both of my laptops were purchases used with no disks but both are running windows 2000 professional. Is there any way to change out her hard drive without losing the operating system. Or since I am going to change the hard drive, what are my best options for an operating system?

Dell Latitude CPx J 650gt

Thanks,
Susan
 

A:Windows 2000...No recovery disk

Probably go with W2K again, if you want an inexpensive place to buy an OEM Copy go here!!http://www.edirectsoftware.com/Win-2000Pro.html

W2K gives you all the stability you need and be fairly quick on a P3 650 with 256 Megs of Ram, XP might be a little sluggish on that Laptop !!!

Jerry
 

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After many long hours of cleaning up my systems I lost everything by following a support system (not tech guy) technician.I'm over the shock and want to move on , but I ran into the "Windows 2000 Backup and Recovery Tools " Wizard that stated "this wizard helps you create a backup copy of your data .In the event of a hardware failure or accidental erasure , you can use the backup copy to restore your data"

Is there any way I can find out if there is anything left of my data , before I move on .Of course , I must shamefully say that after recieving tremendous help and support from "tech Guy" in cleaning up my systems in January and learning so much about security matters... I DIDN"T BACK UP ANYTHING !
Looking back I can't believe I didn't start to back up my data .

Any help will be appreciated .

Techlearner
 

A:Windows 2000 Data Recovery

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I just recently installed Windows 2000 and while I can't say things went smoothly (initially keyboard, mouse, and cdrom didn't work), I at least got things up and running. With the exception of my sound card. I have a Gamesurround Muse XL sound card and it hasn't made a peep since the Windows 2000 installation. That was my mission yesterday, to hear some music.

I reloaded my sound cards software and for about 10 secs heard some "Eagles" tune coming through the speakers and then my computer rebooted. I wasn't initially worried, it went though the initial boot sequence, went through the Windows startup, then a pause and a clear blue screen and then it rebooted again. Thus began and endless loop. Boot - Windows startup - blue screen with a brief pause - back to boot.

I tried several of the Windows 2000 startup option (after having used F8), but nothing changes the current loop. I'd like to say the Recovery console is an option or a boot disk is available, but they aren't.

Please help! All I can think of is the sound card software loading a non-compatible driver or version of DirectX that Windows 2000 didn't like. Otherwise I don't know.

If anyone has any ideas about what happened or about what I can do now, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Windows 2000 System Recovery

Sounds like you have a sound card that isn't W2K compatible.

When the computer booted up had you logged in when the problems started or was it before it got to that stage?

If you hadn't logged in then you can revert to the Last Known Good configuration of the registry. As the PC boots up it will say "Hit the F8 key for other boot options", so hit that, then it will say hit the L key to invoke the Last Known Good config.

This will load Windows with the registry that was marked good last time you booted and successfully logged on. It won't load the bad drivers. It won't work if you have logged on successfully since loading the drivers.

In the long run you will need to replace the sound card to get sound back again.
 

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Hello there!

Recently (not that recently) I lost some files in my Windows folder which has caused a bit of instability and an annoying problem with things going into pagefiles a lot (among other things). Unsure how or why it happened (and at such a length of time ago it's too late to revert) I have recently found my computer's Recovery disc for my Vista64bit. Being a newby with these kind of things and wanting to keep everything on my computer (AKA no formatting) I was wondering if there was a way I could use it to repair my OS (thereby reverting it back to the disc format) while keeping everything.
I know that sfc is useful and all that fun stuff, is there a way I can use it with the recovery discs?

(I have another topic but since the title is different and no longer relates to the subject itself I felt it was best to make a new topic)

And here's my specs, courtesy of CPU-Z.
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Thanks for the help and if you need any clarifying or more information on something just ask!
-Cheers

A:Vista Recovery Discs

Hello glad to hear from you.

Run your sfc to see if it will repair it. This is how.

System Files - SFC Command

Now first I would do a full updated virus scan with your AV.

Also download and run a full scan with malwarebytes. Heres the link...

Malwarebytes

This way you can rule out any kind of problems first, then run your sfc and if you find any errors then run it 3 more times.

1. Click start...
2. in the search box type CMD...
3. When your popup comes up at the top of the list you will see CMD.exe...
4. Right click on the cmd.exe and run as administrator...
5. When the command box appears then type sfc /scannow notice there is a space between the sfc and the forward slash...

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I'm working on an Aspire 5336-2524 that had serious malware/virus issues (possibly hardware also).  I've been told by Microsoft that an illegal copy of Windows 7 Ultimate is installed.  This is a friend's laptop who purchased it from somone on Craigslist so she knows nothing about what has been installed, nor does she have any discs.  Also the Microsoft COA sticker has been removed from the bottom of the laptop. Alt F10 doesn't bring up the installed Acer recovery system so I need to know if I purchase the $20.00 recovery discs, is the Microsoft COA key required?  If this means anything, when the original owner installed Win 7 Ultimate, it looks like a copy of the old OS may be there in a WINDOWS.OLD folder?  Thanks for any help. 

A:Is a COA key required with Recovery Discs

Hello, The original OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.If I purchase the $20.00 recovery discs, is the Microsoft COA key required?:Yes, you need the original MS COA which has been removed in all cases (Alt F10 or eRecovery).Unfortunately, you have to buy a new MS liscense.

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I have an XPS 8900 computer, Windows 10, received it last week. If your Dell is under warranty (mine is, one week old), you can order Dell backup and recovery discs here. You enter your Service Tag and click on continue. When I do that, I get this message: "Sorry, we appear to have an issue with one of our services (ASQ), please wait a few minutes and try again". Well, I've been trying (on and off) for a few DAYS and always get that message. Yes, I know that I can create the discs (or a recovery USB drive), and I'm going to, but I'd also like to get Dell's discs. Has anyone been able to order these discs?

A:Dell recovery discs - are they REALLY available?

Finally got the recovery "media" today. I thought it would be discs (the page to request this says "backup CDs"), but I was sent an 8GB USB drive:

       

So I'm happy. Only took me a few weeks of nagging to get it...

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Hi all

I had a few questions.

I recently resolved an issue with my computer, thanks again to bleeping computer!

The few times that I had major issues with my computer, I used my recovery discs to restore the computer to factory settings, and re-installed everything.

Last year, I had to replace my motherboard twice. Once was within warranty with Bestbuy, and they created new recovery discs for me. The problem was, 1.5 months after the warranty on the replacement motherboard was over, that motherboard died, and BB refused to do anything for me. So much for shopping there again.

I took my computer to a reputable computer build & repair shop. They replaced my motherboard with an upgraded version:
ASUS M2N68-AM SE2

(I don't know what version BB had put in under warranty, but I still have it.)

What I want to know is if there is a way I could ever use my recovery discs, either the originals, or the 2nd set BB gave me, should I ever need to recover my computer? The new motherboard came with a disc titled: NVIDIA MCP68 SE Chipset Support DVD Rev.519.01., but I don't really know what it is for.

My understanding is (I'm hardly an expert) that my new motherboard will not work with my recovery discs, and that I would probably have to send my computer in to be reprinted or something to HP for new discs. Is that so?

Will I ever be able to recovery my PC again, if need be? I do have a dedicated D Recovery Drive, but I've never used it.

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A:New Motherboard & Recovery Discs

AFAIK...Best Buy follows the protocol as stated...meaning they create recovery disks after the system is up/running.

I would anticipate that there is no way to use recovery disks from a different motherboard...drivers/settings will be completely different.

Since I don't know anything about how recovery partitions work, I cannot address that...but my guess is that partition includes files for a motherboard that no long is in the system.

I don't know what you asked this shop to do...but I would have thought that creating or asking for recovery disks...or backup procedures...would have been useful.

If you just clone the hard drive or the system partition to a second drive...there is no need for restore/recovery disks. Of course, that has to be done before problems develop.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01874595&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&site=null&product=3189598&key=null#N54

Louis

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Hi after the desk top was infected we tried to install from the recovery discs only to find them not there, my 4 year old son had gotten hold of them and played with them now they do not work and the computer does not even recognise that discs are inserted in the drive. is there any way we could get a new set downloaded from the d drive or anything? not looking to pay hp for some when already own the pc. have the product key sticker etc along with orange one for works on side of computer. have thought about the control backspace for install but can not even get that far so any help would be great

A:Recovery Discs too scratched help

Recovery CD: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...s&lc=en&dlc=en

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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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my friend has a hp laptop,its user manual asks the owner to make recovery discs so that the computer can be booted after getting crashed.my question is will i be able to use the same recovery discs in another computer for booting it?will it ask for any key

A:Recovery Discs And Copyrights .

You will probably be asked for a key, but I'm not 100% sure on that point. However, the recovery disks will only be able to be used on that particular make of HP Laptop, as the hardware drivers will be for that machine only.

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I don't have any XP recovery discs, I was told the newer versions don't come with them. I'm having a lot of problems and would just like to start from scratch. Could anyone help?

Don't know if this has any relevance, hopefully this isn't a crucial mistake, but I hit format on the D: by accident, which is the HP_RECOVERY drive, and had about 5gb of files that came with the computer stored in it.

I also tried a system restore, but get: "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." So I restart, get the same message..

Is there any way I can either restore that, or just reformat the C: to the way it was when I bought it?

Thanks guys.
 

A:How to Reformat XP (No Recovery Discs)

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What is the difference if there is any? I just tried creating a recovery disc and it took up nearly 10 CD-R's, is that normal? I thought it would all fit on one disk but apparently not. What is the benefit to a recovery disk anyhow?
 

A:Backups and Recovery Discs

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i attempted to create some recovery discs, i started using DVD-R. and i don't have anymore. the description says insert a DVD.
i insert a DVD-RW, and before i've tried it has worked. but failed to verify. but this time it says the Disc is not blank. but it is.
i want to start the process again because it starts from the second disc of three, and i want to start using DVD-RW.
any ideas?

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Processor: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-65, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 141757 MB, Free - 19668 MB; D: Total - 10865 MB, Free - 1847 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 303C, 08.60,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

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Hi,
Earlier this year I bought a new Laptop (ASUS X53SV) and as soon as I got it I made a recovery disc (turned out several discs not one).
Now I was wondering what happens if I had to replace my Hard Drive?
It has a recovery partition to reset it to the default factory settings if the system becomes corrupt etc, which I hope I will never use. However, if the drive needs to be replaced (all drives go one day!!) then the recovery partition is no good any more.
Pre-installed on the Laptop was the usual software bundles with trialware but more importantly the OS, in my case Windows 7.

Would these recovery discs make the(eventual)new Hard Drive a REAL copy of the current one as it was when I first got it AND usable with all the software? My concern is for the copy of Windows 7.
What else should I do? How could I save the Windows 7 OS? The manufacture doesn't give real discs any more!!
Apart from back up discs, should I make another Recovery one again? If so, how often should I do these?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.

A:Question about recovery discs

Hi,

If you lost the hard drive those are the disk you can start the recovery. Disc 1 is the first one It will ask you for Disc two

What the program actually does its creates the same information on the partition to several disc. Which you have made. You can only use it on that laptop

You will have your OS(activated) and software bundle on it.

You can only run that program once it will disabled completely.

Please put those disk in a safe place. Those disks are your Recovery CD

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my original hard drive crashed on this HP laptop and I replaced it with a new one because I had purchased the recovery discs from Circuit City when I bought the laptop, and the laptop was out of warranty(barely).
When I try to load the recovery discs, I get 48% through, which is into disc two of three, and then I get an error message : 0x4001100200001005

Ive tried several times but cant get past this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Please make it as idiot-proof as possible, thanks.
 

A:Cant install recovery discs

try cleaning the disc
 

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Have an asus laptop that has reinstall disc's for vista but are not recovery discs that allow me to repair the master boot record because my os is loading to a black screen. I was wondering anyone has a vista 64-bit recovery iso file. All the iso files i have found have either not worked or cost money, all im looking to do is fix the mbr. Thanks for any help

A:Vista x64 recovery discs iso?

Nevermind found one

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I am trying to make PC recovery discs of my HP Compaq computer with Windows XP Pro. The HP help and support say to use their Recovery disc wizard that came pre-installed. I am using Fujifilm DVD+R 1x - 16x. Now my problem is when I follow the the HP wizard, it prepares for disc writing by saying "Initializing..." Then after a minute or so it just fails. So could it be that the DVD's are not compatible with my CD/DVD drive? How can I find the speed my burner? Or could it be the wizard having the problem? Is there a way to copy the factory state without using the wizard?
I just hope I haven't waited to long to make the discs.
 

A:Help with making PC recovery Discs

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I have Vista installed and I want to download virtual pc. All I have from my XP Media Center Edition computer are the recovery discs. Is it possible to install XP as a virtual OS using the recovery dics?

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I decided to completely reformat my desktop computer. I have 2 discs that came with my computer when I bought it (recovery disc 1 and 2). I run Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Compaq. For some reason, it has taken hours and hours to do this. Over 24 hours. I was told that a reformat normally takes about 5 hours. I keep getting an error message every so often "Error! Cannot copy file >filename<. Please eject disc and clean it and try again." Well I have cleaned the disc about 10 times by now and it hasn't helped. Either it has a scratch (nothing really serious that I can see) or the data is corrupt somehow. Both the discs are like this. Could this be why it is going so slow? This is definitly not normal, and I am thinking maybe I have really wrecked my PC. Also, it had been going for about 24hours, and it restarted the whole thing for no apparent reason. And now I realized that XP isn't on the disc. Or is it? My friend told me it was, but now I am getting conflicting information from other people. So pretty much these are my questions: Why is it taking so long? Should I give up, and bring it to a professional before I make things worse? And is XP on a recovery disc, and if it isn't how should I go about getting it again? Any suggestions or thoughts on this will be very helpful, thank you!
 

A:Using my recovery discs/reformatting

With MCE there is a process of swapping those two discs back and forth to complete the loading process. A little stupid if you ask me when MS cold have put them on a DVD instead.
I too have had this issue.
 

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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 am wondering how to create my own recovery discs because my OEM (ASUS) does not provide any. I need one that includes all my drivers and software provided with my computer as well as none of the existing software installed. Thanks in advance.

A:Create Recovery Discs

There should be a recovery partition on your disk. You can create the disc from there. Else you can also make an image which may be even more practical.

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I have forgotten how to make system recovery discs and would appreciate help.

A:system recovery discs

Are you repairing something or recovering the PC back to factory settings?

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I'm brand new to Windows XP, and I skipped over creating system recovery discs in my new Compaq Presario S6000V a month ago. Now, I can't figure out where in my computer to go to create them!?!
Help!
 

A:System recovery discs

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My wife's Dell Dimension 8400's hard drive crashed. I installed a new one and the operating systems. After the reintallation we could not get online through our Ethernet connection. After some research I found there is a sequence I must follow, but am not sure the content of the discs because they are kinda vague to a novice like myself. These are the discs I have. Can anyone give me the proper order I should install them?
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DRIVERS AND UTILITIES P/N9G705 REV A03
DRIVERS AND UTILITIES P/N H3773 REV. A00
DRIVERS AND UTILITIES P/N T0522 REV. A01 L.P/N 17M0465 EC 7M0038
APPLICATION P/N R8719 REV. A00
DRIVERS AND USER DOCUMENTATION DELL E193FP LCD MONITOR

Help me Obi wan Kenobi. Your my only hope.
 

A:Need help with content of recovery discs.

chipset drivers ,video,sound,network
 

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I just bought a new computer which naturally came with a recovery disc. I have another PC which I've had for 2-3years and has picked up fair amount of spyware, viruses, and other problems which I am unable to remove for reasons unknown. There isn't anything I can't reinstall so I was seriousl contemplating the option of restoring my PC to the way it was in the beginning. The only problem might be that my old PC is a custom built PC that I made; the OS of both PC are the same(XP).
So I'm wondering if it would be okay to simply use the recovery I got with my New PC, or would that not work due to conflicts?

A:Are all Recovery Discs equal?

no, the recovery program loads the drivers for the mainboard for that specific computer. if i understand you correctly, you have 2 different systems.

how bad is computer #1 infected?

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PC world serviced my PC and told me I need ed to restore factory settings to solve a number of minor problems, I have saved everything to an externat hard drive and am now ready to restore/use the recovery discs, how do I do it, I have put the first in but nothing happens.
 

A:Solved: Recovery discs

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