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"Your PC needs repair" - Will not read any recovery media

Q: "Your PC needs repair" - Will not read any recovery media

This is either a fatal error or simple miss by me:
 
HP Envy 700-056 desktop. Windows 8 x64 (NOT SURE IF 8.1 IS INSTALLED)
 
The system began to freeze up, then was rebooted. Now it only goes to a blue screen that says:
 
RECOVERY
Your PC needs to be repaired
The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors
 
File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
 
Error code: 0xc0000185
 
You'll need to use the recovery tools....etc, etc, etc.
 
Now according to my research this SHOULD be a x64 system, so I used the x64 Recovery/Repair disk I made back when I had 8.0 (but should work?) . It loads the HP logo screen then just keep circling endlessly. Using my 8.1 laptop I made a Recovery/Repair USB drive and tried that but it doesn't work either.
 
Should I let the Recovery/Repair go for 2 hours (typical repair time) or am I SOL??

A: "Your PC needs repair" - Will not read any recovery media

Do you have the installation disk? If so, try that.
Keep us posted.
 
Dick

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Having recently purchased an Ultrabook, with Windows 8 (64), without a CD/DVD writer/reader, I have been investigating means of backing up my operating system.

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!

Furthermore, even with Secure Boot disabled, I have not been able to boot, using a CD, via an external USB CD/DVD writer/reader!
I can boot with Acronis, from a Flash drive, but only with Secure Boot disabled.

My preference is not to play around with the BIOS - Enabling/Disabling Secure Boot!

Given this, after further investigation, I have discovered the ability to produce an image, using the inclusive Windows 8 facility; namely, the inappropriately named "Windows 7 File Recovery"!

Accessed via the Control Panel, this gives you the ability to create a "System Image" and a "System Repair Disc"; but not a "System Repair Flash Drive"!

Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!

Given that Acronis would only boot from a Flash Drive, I was wondering whether there was a method for creating the Recovery Media, for "Windows 7 File Recovery" on a Flash drive!

I would be gratef... Read more

A:Windows 8 - Windows 7 file recovery - System Repair Media

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!




Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot enabled.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning







Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!




That sounds like a bad burn, as the System Repair Disc will boot with Secure Boot enabled.

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Having recently purchased an Ultrabook, with Windows 8 (64), without a CD/DVD writer/reader, I have been investigating means of backing up my operating system.

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!

Furthermore, even with Secure Boot disabled, I have not been able to boot, using a CD, via an external USB CD/DVD writer/reader!
I can boot with Acronis, from a Flash drive, but only with Secure Boot disabled.

My preference is not to play around with the BIOS - Enabling/Disabling Secure Boot!

Given this, after further investigation, I have discovered the ability to produce an image, using the inclusive Windows 8 facility; namely, the inappropriately named "Windows 7 File Recovery"!

Accessed via the Control Panel, this gives you the ability to create a "System Image" and a "System Repair Disc"; but not a "System Repair Flash Drive"!

Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!

Given that Acronis would only boot from a Flash Drive, I was wondering whether there was a method for creating the Recovery Media, for "Windows 7 File Recovery" on a Flash drive!

I would be gratef... Read more

A:Windows 8 - Windows 7 file recovery - System Repair Media

I have tried out the most popular programs, such as Acronis, and Paragon, which are reported as being compatible with Windows 8; but have found that they do not work, with Secure Boot enabled!




Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot enabled.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning







Having created a "System Image", and a "System Repair Disc", using this facility, I have discovered that my Ultrabook will not boot from the "System Repair Disc"! NOT even with "Secure Boot" disabled!




That sounds like a bad burn, as the System Repair Disc will boot with Secure Boot enabled.

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Hi,
I installed Roxio Easy media creator 7 a while ago and I just did a windows xp repair but now roxio keeps bringing up this message:

* Please wait while windows configures Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition...
- The only opton is cancel...

If I cancel it keeps coming up...

If I let it run through it says

*"Error 1706 no valid source could be found for product Roxio Easy media creator 7 basic DVD edition windows cannot continue"

then goes back to the first message and tries again...
Roxio 7 still works perfectly fine when I open it from desktop or start!
however whenever I open a browser, or try and rename a folder or save something it comes up with the error mentioned earlier...
it just keeps doing this and stops me continuing my work...

I have lost my Roxio 7 cd so I can't install the disk to fix this problem...

I found however my Roxio 6 disk so I tried just removing Roxio 7 using add remove programs... but this just brings up the same error... and wont uninstall...

does anyone know how to stop this message coming up?
(note roxio works fine I just want to stop the error message- but failing that does anyone know how to get rid of the program altogether)

thanks for your time

Miki
 

A:Error from Roxio Easy Media creator 7 after repair through windows repair

I encountered the same problem awhile back; it's a known bug with the Windows Installer.
MOPER made this suggestion & it worked perfectly for me. Give it a try..

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
here

Install and run it, look for an entry similar to "WordPerfect". Delete the entry and all should be fine.
[*] NOTE: Please replace "WordPerfect" with the name you got from the Windows Installer"
__________________
 

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

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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

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

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

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A:Dell Backup and Recovery not updating recovery media

I have the same issue.

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

TC.

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

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

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

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A:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

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

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Hi all,

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I tried many things like booting up with systems disks and scanning from A: after booting into DOS. I tried FDISK /MBR. Then i tried SYS C: which got rid of NTlder and went straight into ME. Now here lies the problem. I did another Norton AV scan and the options to repair and innoculate came up. I chose repair and since then when i boot up i get "NTlder is missing". So now my C: drive is unreadable and i can't install ME again on it saying i don't have enough space i.e "checking the registry and windows ME requires this amount of space etc". I can't even access ME(C partiton when i slave the hdd of another hdd. But i can see the Win pro partition (D.

I have tried repairing the Win Pro installation using win pro setup floppies and ERP disk but no go.
 

A:can't read C: drive after Norton AV repair

Reuel, a regular here and basically the god of everything remotely related to NT, created a spectacular multi-boot tutorial, complete with tools to rebuild and configure your NTLoader.
I refer to it or use things I learned from it about once a month when I've managed to bung up my multiboot somehow.
Reuel's Multi-Boot Pages should have everything you need to get back in business.
 

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When the Win XP CD is installed the following error message appears:

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This is followed by seemingly random characters.

How can we get the system to acknowledge the Win XP OS CD in order to reinstall?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Help: Error Trap 00000006 Won't Read XP CD To Repair

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It's a new motherboard...

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I cannot click the 'Files of Type' dropdown, to show ALL FILES.

Help?
 

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Hi there all.

In a little bit of a situation. My laptop is not loading up, after about 20secs it states "Disk read error occurred- CLT+ALT+DEL to restart.

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I've been reading around and everyone is saying just use the xp install disk to repair the master boot, problem is I have moved that many time is the past 2years I have no idea where that CD is.

I've downloaded DiskInternals Boot CD and it will start on this. But it wont actaully repair the disk, just scan it

I've used diskcheck via cmd on the boot cd but it states there is a master boot registry failure (i think).

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance
Woody
 

A:Disk Read Error Occured - No XP install Cd to repair

You can make a Recovery Console CD.

XP Recovery Console CD Image with autofmt.exe for formatting
Recovery Console ISO Image (original)

A disk read error of any kind usually signals the end of a disk. It is doubtful that the MBR has anything to do with it. If you have a recovery partition, using fixboot or fixmbr will destroy the proprietary MBR and prevent you from accessing the recovery, so be sure you don't have one.

Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console and see what it says about bad sectors.
 

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URGENT! Windows Cannot Repair Autostart Cannot Read Files
URGENT!

Our computer did not shut down and gave the message "cannot shut down."

Upon re-starting, now there is the message:

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The addresses to disks and all other OS settings are not there.

Your urgent assistance is most appreciated.

Thank you.

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URGENT!!!

Our computer did not shut down and gave the message "cannot shut down."

Upon re-starting, now there is the message:

"Windows cannot repair autostart"

"Cannot read files"

The addresses to disks and all other OS settings are not there.

Your urgent assistance is most appreciated.

Thank you.

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URGENT!

Our computer did not shut down and gave the message "cannot shut down."

Upon re-starting, now there is the message:

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The addresses to disks and all other OS settings are not there.

Your urgent assistance is most appreciated.

Thank you.

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[email protected]

A:repair and recovery

phxbo844,
You can click the links below for information and steps reinstalling Windows 7 and a link for downloading drivers.
Dell Windows 7 Support
Dell Vostro 460 Drivers and Downloads

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I was wondering what are the steps to repairing a computer on windows xp home edition. its an HP computer but im using a regular windows xp home edition cd is that alright? but the problem is pretty much when i start up it gives me options like safe mode , you know that stuff so when i press on anything its about to go to home edition screen then it flickers shows the blue screen for 1 second then the screen recieves no signal then restarts and does the same thing continuiously any help with be appreciated thanks alot
 

A:Recovery? Repair?

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A:Can't get Recovery Disc to read.

Could someone please help me? I know someone out there has to have an idea or something I could try. :D

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Windows XP

TBaker14

 

A:DVD RW won't read media

Is that the same for ANY disc, including CD as against DVD and does it include dvd`s burnt on this computer
and is the dvd not seen on this computer recognised in your windows 7 computer.

and not knowing your level of knowledge have you checked device manager to see if there are any warnings against the device
 

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A:XP Recovery Console won't Repair

A recovery console cd cannot be used to install a fresh copy of windows. Try entering the setup option, it will show you the current partitions on your hard drive. Select the one with Windows Xp on and install over it to repair it that way.
 

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Also this laptop has 7 64bit with only 2G of RAM, a 5400rpm hdd, and is used for home use. How much RAM should it have without overdoing it?

A:Recovery or Repair Install ???

Hello Copiman,

Since it's infected, I would recommend to clean install, or factory recovery if OEM, to be safe.

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Thanks in advance.
 

A:After XP Pro Recovery Repair No Mouse

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hi,
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additionally if anyone knows of a reliable program to transfer files from a dead windows hdd that would be great.

regards Pizza

A:cannot repair windows with recovery dvd

Were you able to boot from win7 install or recovery dvd? Is this the standard win7 system repair disc or from manufacturer?


So the laptop starts booting from recovery dvd. Before any dialogue displays ..... it freezes. Correct?

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A:Win 2000 recovery or repair

Hi Gwenevere,

You must boot your computer with your Windows 2000 CDRom mounted in its drive. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10, or press r for Repair then select the fast repair option.
 

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A:no repair or recovery console? please help ?

I have tried windows 2000 oem disk and tried to copy paste this file from this location and replace it with corrupted file at this location
\winnt\system32\config

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page file too small in size

just curious to know is it possible if we can fix a system file just replacinng it with installation disk from system32 folder ??

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HARDWARE: HITACHI Travelstar from thinkpad 41. (newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16822146042)
SYMPTOMS: Knocking; No operating system found.
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OVERVIEW: Apparently, the machine was dropped, resulting in the following error upon booting: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

After expanding the file from an XP installation disk, I ran chkdks /r and it said there were errors that couldn't be fixed and the HDD started knocking. It knocks at a rate of 1 knock/sec. I restarted the machine and it says there's no OS and the knocking continues.
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Some guy told me to dl and run download the IBM - Hitachi Drive Fitness Test and another guy told me to pop it in an external enclosure, but aren't both of those options pointless if the drive is knocking? Doesn't that mean the drive head is toast? If yes, how do I fix the drive head, or...?

Thanks.
P.S. I can operate a soldering iron if need be.
 

A:Data Recovery or HDD Repair?

I would rather just save the time and purchase a new HD. Even if you are able to fix it, the drive will most likely become defective pretty soon. Then when that happens, recovering data will become an issue.
 

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Hi,
I read the post here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html but the recovery console just stops at C:/WINDOWS>

I am using XP SP2 with the latest updates. This all started when I renamed the admin name, and also changed it to the setting to use the Welcome Screen only. Oops: Now when I reboot there is no user to the right of "to begin, click your user name". It is blank.

I cannot start in safe mode because the reboot stops at my video card driver. (bug) :blackeye:

I can successfully boot with the Windows XP CD from an XP Pro laptop I have. I enter into the Windows XP Recovery Console. It asks me for the admin pw and it accepts it and returns C:/WINDOWS>

Now I have no idea what to do to regain access to my XP admin rights. Please help!

TIA! Leafgreen :dead:
 

A:recovery/repair XP home

Hold Ctrl+Alt and press Del twice on what should be the log on screen.
 

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In a previous post in the Hardware forum, I wrote that I replaced a bad MOBO (Intel D945PVS) with an Intel DG965WH, and upgraded the Pentium D chip with a Dual Core (Wolfdale) keeping the original HDD that has the upgrade version (from XP) of Vista Home Premium (HP) loaded. Now that all my parts have arrived and am ready to put it all together I am still confused about how to access Vista once its turned on. I CANNOT afford to reformat or overwrite any of the data on the HDD . With the different options Vista provides, which one will get me back up and running without losing my data? Will the upgrade version of Vista HP work to boot from ? I purchased an full OEM version of Vista HP just in case I needed to reactivate Vista.
Thanks in advance !
 

A:Vista Repair/Recovery ?

Vista will have a booot load menu, you will be prompted to select either Vista (as default) or "A previous version of Windows" (Which would be your XP install). Best way would be use Acronis disk manager and shrink your XP partition by atleast 20gb, partition the new space and install Vista on that partition. You will be able to access all XP files and such on that partition as well as the Vista partition.
 

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Hi guys new to the forum

For information for you to better help, I have a Samsung R780-JT01 laptop. Its a great notebook so far. i5 M460 2.53Ghz with turbo boost up to 2.88Ghz. 4 Gigs of RAM. 640G HDD. And an ATI 1 gig dedicated graphics card. Now, onto the questions, and thank you in advance, are concerned with Samsung Recovery Solution 4 and Windows 7 back up.

1. Older operating systems, such as XP came with an installation dvd. Windows 7 does not. I was told I had to make my own. Well what I did was created a complete back of Drive C: in Samsung Recovery Solution 4 which says it creates an image of C. It says that it backs up the currant status of the drive and if for say a virus or something wentwrong, i can recover the current state of drive c from the image created. It was a total of i believe 27 Gigs. are these dvds what i would use to reinstall windows if something goes completely wrong? Can I make a windows 7 installation disc?

2. If that is what i need to reinstall windows, or what ever you may tell me i need to do/make to reinstall windows, If i buy a new hard drive for my laptop, what do i use to reinstall the OS on the new hard drive? i wont have to buy another copy of windows do i?

3. I deleted all but most recent windows restore points, did this also delete the image of windows 7 that came with the laptop that Recovery Solution 4 uses to restore the computer the original state of purchase?

A:Couple of questions regarding recovery, please read.

Hello emnasty,

1) Yes, you can use those dvds to restore the computer to factory default state i.e. what it was when you unboxed it. Different OEM have slightly different recovery solutions but its best to assume that all user data will be wiped out when you do that, so backup critical stuff before you launch recovery.

You cant make a regular win7 install disk, you can borrow a dvd from a friend or maybe download one off the web (if you can find a clean copy) as long as its the same edition that came preinstalled.

2) If you swap hard drives, the recovery partition will be lost. Hopefully, the recovery dvds will work although this can get tricky. I dont have experience with a samsung laptop so you'll have to wait for help from someone who has. In the absence of info, I would go by the presumption that the recovery dvds may act up. So, best to image the system drive using Macrium or Acronis.

The other option is to do a clean install of win7 from a borrowed or downloaded dvd (same edition), then activate online using the COA key on the computer or, if that doesnt work, by calling MS. This will be a plain vanilla win7 install, although win7 does have working drivers for most devices. You'll need to install any missing drivers and all your apps.

3) The win7 image that came with the laptop is in the hidden recovery partition. Deleting earlier restore points will not affect that image.

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HP Pavillion a200n, Windows XP, Linksys Wireless G USB adapter, ATAPI DVD driver installed one year ago.

In the beginning... computer running slow and acting strangely. Ran McAfee scan, Spybot S&D, Deleted McAfee and downloaded and ran AVG, Spybot S&D, deleted AVG and Spybot, downloaded and ran MS Security Essentials, downloaded and ran Malware Bytes. No change. Deleted temp internet files, cookies, etc. Freed up space on hard drive then defragged hard drive. Deleted unnecessary programs running from StartUp, deleted unwanted programs using Revo Uninstaller. Checked processes running for anything unusual. CPU usage STILL spiking at 90% on desktop with no programs running.

Tried to find the System Restore point that I designated last year but would not show up when I went to System Restore. I want to do a full System Recovery. Got System Recovery instructions off of HP Support site also off of HP manual that came with computer and from "START - HP PC System Recovery". I made 6 recovery CD's right after I purchased the computer. Followed the three sets of instructions very carefully several different times. Inserted disc 1 as instructed, driver light flashes, makes whirring sound and the computer just starts Windows as usual instead of starting Recovery process. I have selected the correct boot device (over and over and over again), drive E:.

I have updated my driver. I have cleaned my discs. I have opened each Recovery disc and am able to view the fi... Read more

A:HP System Recovery will not read Discs

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...;product=329403Try the second method listed, Recovery During Startup.Louis

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Had software (trojan or virus) problem so tried to restore from Ghost, which said to insert the recovery disk. Have recovery disks (1 and 2) for Toshiba laptop and inserted and computer read the first. After inserting the second as requested, window again popped up asking for 2nd disk, so apparently it could not read the second disk. Recovery disks were furnished with the laptop and used only once, but are clean with no noticeable marks. I now have one disk that will read, and one good Ghost backup of entire laptop disk (the other backups were made after some computer problems occured so might be infected although AVG was used. Ghost backed up the HD as five separate files to an external HD. I have Norton Ghost 9 and Norton 2003 original disks as well as the orignial Toshiba two recovery disks (one apparently bad).

Since I used the first recovery disk, the HD was changed and now says it is missing a file [required to boot] and will not start. Since the recovery disks worked one time, I doubt BestBuy would be interested in doing anything about the second bad recovery disk.

I have frequently made backups which was apparently a waste of time. Is there anything to be done other than dropping the laptop off at my favorite computer repair store? I have an identical laptop (mine, the broken one is the wife's) for which the only difference is the disk content changes after an out-of-the-box condition,i.e. both were new and bought the same day. Can I use my laptop ... Read more

A:2nd Toshiba recovery disk will not read

FWIW: Malware is not a software problem, it's a malware problem requiring an entirely different set of procedures/concepts...for overcoming such. Software problems ordinarily can be solved by simply uninstalling the software. Not so with malware...the efffects on the system may be felt long after the malware items have been removed.

As for recovery disks...the system manufacturer is responsible for determining how they work...what they do...what they won't do.

There is no standard rule for recovery disks...they may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even system to system within the product line of a given manufacturer.

You would have to read the documentation for your particular system...to become knowledgeable about these disks.

I myself don't have any systems with recovery disks and the one OEM (Dell] laptop I own...I've done a clean install of Win 7 with a MS Upgrade DVD which I purchased.

Louis

Although your title is about Ghost...which is a backup software...I don't see much about it. If you have a backup, then you should restore it...assuming that it's useable and was properly made. I've not used Ghost, I still use its predecessor (Powerquest Drive Image) when I want to do backups of XP.

If you want recovery disks for your wife's system...I suggest contacting the manufacturer of said system.

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having problems loading XP home, and laptop will not read recovery disk.
what do I do now?
 

A:laptop won't read recovery disk

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it reads "preparing recovery partition" - when it loads about 1/2 way I get "CD-ROM read error! Press any key to continue"

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Well it has been a fun couple of days!

Trying to restore a mistake on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 hard drive that Ubuntu started to overwrite.

So far I have
1. Backed-up / Copied all my files so whatever is done to this HD is ok.
2. Restored the partitions
3. Tried FixMBR / FixBoot / Chkdsk / Rebuildbcd

In the recovery console it sees my OS just fine

But when I boot my Dell XPS desktop after post it says 'Disk Read Error' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

I don't think it has anything to do with the bios - I've put the hard drive in another dell and it did the same thing (tried different Sata cables too).

I think there is a peice I'm missing somewhere with these partitions (see attached). I currently have my non-booting drive in another dell and you can see it as Disk 1 in the screen shot.

Any suggestions for getting this thing back to booting? I can access all the files from it fine when I have on this computer (as the 2nd hdd) which leads me to believe there is just a boot issue somewhere.

Can I repair install Windows 7 on this hd even though it is the 2nd hard drive on the computer?

I'm trying to avoiding a wipe and reinstalling all the programs so I'm hoping I can somehow fix this last peice.

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!

A:Disk Read Error - Boot Issue...Repair Install on 2nd Hard Drive?

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows




2) Fix MBR.



3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Using Dell Dimension 2400 PC, running Microsoft Windows XP, Home Ed..Dell troubleshooters cannot resolve problem. Microsoft Fix-It (beta) same. Control panel "Properties check: shows same for each drive:

Used =0, Available = 0, Capacity = 0. File = unknown. Primary (C drive shows 55 GB available. According to device manager, devices are working normally.

When attempting to "boot to partition" mouse is frozen in midline...vertical movement only, no lateral movement Hence unable to access partition utility (mouse otherwise works fine in all apps).

All drivers have been updated and are current.
Full computer scan has been run and all viruses, malware & registry errors corrected.

Not very tech savvy and admit I'm at a total loss. IDEAS ??
 

A:A:, D: and E: drives won't read any media

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I cant seem to read any cd's or dvd's, even when i burn data or a iso image at 4x at around 70-95% its says sometihng like burning error occucerd at 4x ANYONE PLZ HELP my dvd burner is LG GSA 4167B firmware DL11?????
I AM using Sony DVD+R 120min/4.7GB also I have set my burner to master and have no other device attached to the IDE cable are my setting worng?
 

A:LG GSA 4167B Cannot Read Media

It seems that your drives time has come time for an upgrade
 

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After cleaning out my computer by using various registry and adware removal software I found on rebooting my computer I found this message:ElbyCheck has detected a corrupt Filter Driver PxHelp20
This driver will prevent your CD-Roms to work properly."

I took the option to delete this file. I rebooted and found that
Windows XP could no longer find my CD ROM which is a TDK 880NRead/RW
I fixed that by resinstalling the Elby software and or reconnecting the power cable but now my TDK 880NRead/RW
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A:TDK 880N CD DVD R/RW Does not read ANY media

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Hi My Pc or DVD decoder do not read the DVD-R version 2.0 1.4 GB single sided disks that I use to record in my Camcorder DC210 Cannon ,What is the problem or do I need soft ware to read this disks ?Thanks Bardau
 

A:PC do not read 1.4 GB DVD-R on media player

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I am currently running a Pentium IV with 512 RAM, XP Pro, and lots of disk space, I have a TDK 440N installed with current firmware (although I have tried all the older versions also). This drive burns and reads CDs (data, music, and video) fine, and it plays DVDs fine; however when I insert a blank DVD+R (4x) it will not read even the blank disc. The cursor shows the CD icon next to it then when it stops spinning the drive reads as empty. I have treid many programs and different brands of media (both suggested and not -- by TDK). The computer seems to not recognize the media at all. The drive came with a version of Roxio Easy CD\DVD Creator, I have treid this as well as Nero, Alcohol 120, and numerous other programs, but none ofhtem seem to be able to see any type of blank DVD I put in the drive. I possess limited hardware and software knowledge and I am hoping that someone with more expereince will be able to help me. Thank you.
 

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I have a Maxtor external usb HDD.My wife accidentally knocked it onto the floor and now it is making a wierd clicking sound and I can't access my data. Is there any software that can help me, or any suggestions as to how to proceed short of professional help.
 

A:Solved: External HD repair/recovery

reedb88 said:


I have a Maxtor external usb HDD.My wife accidentally knocked it onto the floor and now it is making a wierd clicking sound and I can't access my data. Is there any software that can help me, or any suggestions as to how to proceed short of professional help.Click to expand...

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I too am having a terrible time. I have a Samsung bought last year have had HD replaced once already. was working fine, shut down the laptop the next day when I started it up it said Preparing automatic repairs for about 30 seconds then jumps to a black screen, I left it for hours and it stayed on the black screen (backlight is on). I read MANY posts. I created a recovery drive from my other laptop, changed BIOS to USB, rebooted USB stick flashes, Samsung logo appears little white loading circle appears and looks as if it is going to load something and then about 1 minute late pops to the black screen again!! I am SO frustrated I feel like there is nothing more I can do. Also tried battery out power button down plug in NO AVAIL

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"Also tried battery out power button down plug in NO AVAIL"Leave the battery in & try this.Unplug everything, including the power cord, hold the power button in for at least a minute & try again in battery mode.You should eventually get a diagnostic screen.message edited by Johnw

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I am frantic here! I recently purchased a new laptop and wanted to transfer my pictures from my desktop to the laptop. I thought it would be a good idea to get rid of all of the duplicates so I downloaded a duplicate file cleaner software. So when the program ran it showed thousands of duplicates and and I cleaned only the duplicates to the recycle bin where I promptly deleted them! So, I go to transfer the pics and low and behold they are not in their folders. I searched everywhere i could possibly think of looking and they were gone. So I have been trying to find a good recovery program and I downloaded the trial of "Recover My Files" to see what it could find. Well it found a bunch of JPEGs, but well over half of the ones that would be in the same size range of my JPEGs are corrupt. Before I go any further, can anyone help me recover and repair these pics?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Lori
 

A:Desperate!Need help with Recovery and Repair of JPEGs!

hi,

the first thing you would never want to do if you're recovering is overwrite. that means no copy/paste/moving anything from the partition you want to recover your files. secondly, do not save your recovered files to the same partition you're recovering your files from.
in my experience "recover my files" isn't very good at what it does. give Stellar Phoenix FAT & NTFS a try.
you could also try to repair your recovered jpegs using "JPEG Recovery Pro 3"

PS: dublicate file cleaners are a tricky lot, henceforth don't use them
 

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Friend of mine came to me this morning asking if I had a Windows 10 Repair Disc that he could use as for his system is now stuck in a Windows 10 boot loop. Curious if all Windows 10 Repair Discs are the same or if they are created specifically (dynamically) for that build/PC to where they wont work well in other Windows 10 systems needing repairing?I asked which version of Windows he upgraded from and he said he upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The good thing there is that thats the same version I upgraded from on my one system that has Windows 10 on it.Was wondering if I can create a Repair Disc for Windows 10 and it would help fix his issue or if he is out of luck and should have created one for his build that is corrupted?Additionally, I cant seem to locate it, but I thought I read here at some point about Microsoft making ISO's available for download for Windows 10 so that if he needed to he could also try a repair installation using the Windows 10 Installation Disc, but havent found the link. If this is available if anyone has the link to that, that would also be helpful.I asked him why he didnt create the recovery media or repair disc for his system and the answer I got was that well all problems he had in the past were able to be corrected by using repair tools. Asked him if he thinks he could have gotten nailed by a virus and he said no he just plays games through steam client and so no unsafe download and installations.

A:Recovery Disc or Repair Installation for 10

Here Ya Go...

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I cant get the Recoevery Disk to boot...

.... So i tryed transfering files onto USB........(i did format into a star-up disc)
.....
.....Still doesnt boot..........just getting a comand promt
C:\>..

The files on the Recovery Disk are

bootmgr
bcd
boot.sdi
bootfix.bin
boot.wim
Bootable_NoEmulation.img
Note --- The computer im using is XP and have no access to vista Laptop at all!!!

please help...im stuck
 

A:BOOTING - Recovery - Repair - DEAD END

hi you should have a recovery partition on your laptop go to the mfr website support page for your model and you will find the proceedure for accessing it
 

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NTLDR Repair using XP Recovery Console

I recently tried using the information in a post made by PoGirl in 2007, to restore a missing NTLDR file by using the Recovery Console from WinXP Home SP2 CD.

I don't know if I'm using the command parameter incorrectly or if the information is incorrect/out of date. The following is a copy of the information given by PoGirl.

Repair Missing NTLDR

First you must reboot the system from your xp cdrom.

Then when prompted select the option to enter the recovery console.

Select the installation to be repaired followed by the administrator password.

Type Fixboot and answer yes to the prompt.

Then type in the following commands and leave all spaces eactly as they appear here:

CD \
ATTRIB -H NTLDR
ATTRIB -S NTLDR
ATTRIB -R NTLDR
ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -S NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\ ( X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM )
COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ ( X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM )

Afterwards reboot

I tried every which way to get these commands to work but just kept getting invalid command or wrong parameter messages.

Can anyone type a full command line example for ATTRIB parameter? Help!
 

A:Using XP Recovery Console to repair NTLDR

The Microsoft documentation for the ATTRIB command i here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754186.aspx

Basically what these commands are doing is removing (H)idden, (R)ead-Only and (S)ystem attributes from NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM.

Where are you getting the error messages? Is it just on the ATTRIB commands?
 

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Hello,
I have recently lost a number of local folders in my Outlook Express (OE) which I found in the DBX store. However OE does not read/open them most probably because they are corrupted. This is apparently a common problem.
I searched and found a few tools which claim to repair/recover corrupted DBX and I tried three demo versions. None of them was able to repair the corrupted DBX files. One of the tools was honest enough to admit that some files can be beyond repair and it provided a complete disk scan which recovered a number of lost/deleted messages, some of which were originally in the OE local folders i had lost. Although no fix so far, no cost in using the demo versions.
A number of experts suggest a tool called DBXPRESS which claims to recover corrupted DBX files. Unfortunately no demo version is offered for proof of effectiveness before purchase.
Are corrupted DBX files repairable as the softwar ecompanies claim and if so how and with what software ?
As this is a common and potentially disastrous problem, should not Microsoft be persuaded to provide a radical fix to avoid a tedious manual backing up process.

A:Repair/Recovery of Corrupted DBX files

This probably will not work but download MailViewer here. When you run it browse to your dbx files and see if it can view your mail. It doesn't repair anything but it may be able to view something. I used it to pull an attachment out of a saved dbx file without Outlook Express.
 
http://www.mitec.cz/mailview.html

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I would like to do some type of reinstall on my Windows 7 box to clean up the OS a bit (it's been kind of buggy lately). It is a Gateway laptop and it had Windows 7 factory installed, so I immediately made the suggested OS restore disks and what-not.

I also noticed that there is a 12 GB recovery partition with this install, but it says that it is empty. I am thinking of trying the repair install method and was wondering if there will be the option to copy the recovery disks onto the recovery partition, or is that something I should do after the install is complete?

Finally, I have partitioned the hard drive but I am unable to shrink the OS volume to less than about 250GB. I want to keep my personal files, so with the repair install, can I increase the size of the personal partition without erasing it?

Thanks!

A:Recovery Partition and Repair Reinstallation

1. Here are the Gateway instructions to install from the recovery partition.
2. The recovery partition is not empty. It is just "hidden"
3. Shrinking a volume to less than about 50% is not possible with the Windows facilities because they cannot move the MFT that sits in the middle of the partition/disk. With Partition Wizard you could do it. But there are risks involved and you have to first backup everything on the disk/partition.
4. I would burn the recovery DVDs from the recovery partition asap.

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A:Windows 7 repair not working and no recovery, pls help

I take it you cannot boot into windows.

Any error messages when you try?

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Odd question, I know. I have stupidly lost/corrupted the boot manager, and can now only boot with a Windows DVD in the drive -- which isn't ideal, since I don't have a working DVD drive and borrowed this one from a friend just to install with.

The problem is that I can't use the recovery environment. It tells me that the current version won't work with my OS install, even though it's the same disc I just installed the OS with. So using bootrec /fixboot is out.

Is there anything I can do from within Windows itself?

A:How can I repair bootmgr WITHOUT using the Recovery Environment?

give easybcd a try. it is free for personal use

EasyBCD Download Registration - NeoSmart Technologies

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Hello,

Was playing Skyrim and experiencing crashes. My video driver unmounted, so at that point I went to update my drivers.

Ever since then, Windows would load to a BSOD to the below:

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Unmountable_Boot_Volume

***STOP:0x000000ED(0xFFFFFA8002B14550, 0xFFFFFFFFC00000B5, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
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PC Specs

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core 6000+
8GB Kingston and OCZ Ram
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (MOBO)
Nvidia GeForce 550Ti


Things I have tried:

1. HD is not dead, no abnormal sounds

2. Repair does not work. Made a recovery USB, CD, and original Windows 7 install disk, nothing works. I would get to the repair screen(sky-blue screen with white butterfly?) and it would just hang there, I can still move the mouse cursor.I've observed this for at least 45 Minutes, with no variance

3. Swapped out Video Card to older 8800 Geforce, no change in results.

4. Cleaned out dust from PC, no results

5. Cannot start PC in Safemode or any other mode for that matter. All ends up with BSOD.

6. Tried re-installing Windows 7. Made it to the Install screen, clicked install, system hangs at "Setup is loading". I've observed this for over an hour with no variance.


I've fixed many of my PC problems on my own in the past by using the recovery console, but this time I cannot even access those options. Usually at this point I would just reformat everything, but I cannot even do that now because the setup hangs. This leads me to believe i... Read more

A:Recovery/Repair/Reformat No Work

The unmountable boot volume issue occurred because of a C00000B5 error during disk I/O, which means:

{Device Timeout} The specified I/O operation on %hs was not completed before the time-out period expired.

This can be caused by an issue with RAID setup, or if you don't have RAID, then this is merely a problem with the drive itself or the drive controller (which would mean motherboard). I'm betting most likely that your ole motherboard croaked. If you want to confirm, you should slap your suspect hard drive in another computer as a secondary drive and see if you can navigate its contents. If you can, the mobo is shot. If you can't, the drive is shot.

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On start up I get: 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys'

So I tried loading the Recovery cd and get:
'File \i386\system32\KDCOM.DLL could not be loaded. The error code is 4'

Sometimes I get: 'File ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded' with the same error code 4.

I've tried downloading and burning a couple of Dos boot iso's but they wouldn't run... even tried downloading UBCD v3.06 but keep getting download errors from several of the download sites. Being on a satellite connection I'm sure doesn't help much.

I've read on several sites that it may be a memory problem. If I wasn't currently in the Boonies I'd spring for some new memory.

Any help you can provide would be welcome.

Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A65, OS Xp Home.
 

A:XP won't start/repair or load recovery cd

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Hi everyone,

I'm using a Toshiba A665 laptop and in the last week Windows 7 fails to start up. I have reviewed my Events log and notice "system rebooted without cleanly shutting down" as a clue and there are lots of other repeated errors related to this. I was in the process of recieving automatic updates and they failed to correctly install.

Now when turning on I am prompted to put in recovery disk and repair. I put the disk in and Windows starts up as normal but how do I get the repair menu? Rather than me playing hit or miss can someone tell me the correct process? How could I correctly diagnose the issue?

I made my own disks which are as follows:

Repair Disk Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Recovery Environment 64 bit
Recovery DVD 1 of 2
Recovery DVD 2 of 2

My sincere thanks to anyone who can give me any tips no matter how small.

Regards,

Michael
 

A:Solved: How to Repair from Recovery Disks

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Hi,hoping u can help me out here,after a recent malware attack my system has slowed and it takes me sometimes 4 attempts until i can connect to the net.
I'm 99% sure my computer is clean from viruses and malware but it has been damaged somehow.
Thats the background,the thing is when i try to use my recovery disc to repair the system it informs me that i have a newer version of windows and is unable to run this function,any idea what to do.
Originaly this comp was running sp1 and that is what is on the recovery disc,i have now sp3 on xp home

thanks in advance
regards Chris

A:Recovery/repair disc not compatible with sp3

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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I had an option to repair my computer without the need of the repair disk before I did a clean install of windows 7 64bit. My setup is exactly the same using the same DVD I used for the initial install that had the option to repir my computer. This is a PC that I built so it has nothing to do with manufacturer.

Why would I not have the same option to repair my computer after a new installation using he same method?

A:No option to Repair your computer in Recovery

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Did you delete all partitions during booted install using the drive options shown in Step 7 of Clean Install Windows 7?

If so have you repaired Win7 boot since then using only bootrec commands, as these dated XP-era commands do not do the full job which Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times does including rewriting the F8 WInRE link.

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Hello

I'm having a problem. When I boot some PC, startup repair starts. It doesn't matter if I start it in safe mode, last good known config or any other option. The sad part is that startup repair always fails to identify the problem. Her is the result of the startup repair:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200842
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 61
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1060.

I would gladly put a fresh system on that PC but...

There is some data (digital bank certificate) I need to recover. So I'm wondering if I start the repair from the win7 boot DVD and try to repair the problem will I lose that data? My main concern are the registry storages and user profiles on that system.

I'm also wondering does anyone know how to extract a bank certificate from the hard drive if i connect it to another working system? I need to extract a certificate from IE8 or firefox. To bad the user didn't have a backup. Some say that it is possible to extract it from firefox but not from IE8. Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any advice on this matter!

Regards, Teo!

A:Startup repair - Certificate recovery

Hi Teo & welcome to the forums

I have succesfully used a Linux Live boot CD to recover data from a non-booting Windows installation. Once the live CD boots (making no changes to your harddrive) you can mount the NTFS non-functioning Windows volume and recover your data.

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My friend installed Windows 7 (from internet) on my Compaq C700 (which had Windows Vista 32)
I don't know if he used windows 7 32 or 64...
Now I'm receiving an error message :0xc00000e9
Since I don't have the recovery/repair CD I will buy one but before doing it
I want to know if I have to buy the recovery/repair CD for Windows 7 or Vista?

I tried to repair it using F11-F10-F8 but it didn't work.

A:Error 0xc00000e9 - recovery/repair CD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stephbrown89


My friend installed Windows 7 (from internet) on my Compaq C700 (which had Windows Vista 32)
I don't know if he used windows 7 32 or 64...
Now I'm receiving an error message :0xc00000e9
Since I don't have the recovery/repair CD I will buy one but before doing it
I want to know if I have to buy the recovery/repair CD for Windows 7 or Vista?

I tried to repair it using F11-F10-F8 but it didn't work.


Did you buy the Windows 7 disk that was installed or was it your friend who used his to install on your PC? If you did not buy the disk, you have to buy a Windows 7 Upgrade disk in order to be able to input the Product Key and activate your Win 7. You don't list your specs so we don't know if your PC can accept 64 bit. Fill in your specs COMPLETELY, find out if 32 bit or 64 bit was installed and tell us if you purchased the Win 7 disc or it was your friends disc.

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Compaq Presario SR1717CL wouldn't go on the internet (browser vanished), couldn't get the USB ports in the front to reinstall the browser, so I tried a repair from the recovery console. It hung at Windows Setup numerous times until I pressed F5 and chose Standard PC with C-Step i486. It completed the repair but I think that wasn't the option I should have chosen because I now have NO functional USB ports.

I tried another two repairs and selected both ACPI options respectively, but it still hangs at Windows Setup. I've looked at the BIOS and don't see anything with regard to ACPI. I'm almost positive that the PC is ACPI compliant because it was new in 2005.

Checked the ram with memtest and it came back no errors after one pass.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] XP Pro Recovery Repair Hangs

you can by pass this by pressing F7 at the setup.
But if XP loaded and it is working fine, then go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager any devices with yellow marks need to have drivers installed. Download the Original Drivers starting with the Chipset and anything else that has a yellow mark in Device Manager. If you don't have internet on that computer, then download the drivers on an internet computer to a USB Flash Drive and install them on this computer.

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My laptop is a Gateway with 1Gb RAM. It has had problems for several months where it will just reboot. Now, however, when I try to boot it, the machine displays the screen that says that there is a problem and asks me to start the Startup repair. If I choose this, the repair runs for several minutes, then says, "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically."

I had this same problem a few months ago, and took it to a PC repair guy. He didn't even charge me because he said the problem was so simple to fix, it only took him a couple minutes. He told me what he did, but I have forgotten what it was, and I can't get in touch with him again.

Any suggestions on what I can do so as not to lose my data would be greatly appreciated. There is just 1 file on this system that was created last week that I can't afford to lose. Anything else is not critical, but I do need to get this one file.

Thanks, in advance, for the help.

A:Error recovery and startup repair no help

Hi do you have a recovery or install disc to attempt the repair from

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hi guys im new to this forum , i have a problem that i need help solving ok here i go: a friend just gave me his computer to have a look at, its a Gateway GT series with windows XP media centre edition 2005.
The problem its having is that i will not load the desktop up it loads the bios screen and boot screen, but if left the computer will load with the "windows has not shut down properly please select mode of startup", then says safe mode ect ect and start windows normally, ive tried selecting all these options. the computer loads up as far as the windows logo and the scrolling blue dots underneath then reboots. and starts the process all over again, i have the original boot disk but its cracked all the way through and is unreadable and gateway wont replace it any ideas on how to fix it, i think its an hard drive error but not sure thanks in advance

simon

A:Recovery Disk Cracked Beyond Repair

and welcome to the Forum


You can run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here ) to rule out drive failure

You can borrow any OEM version of MCE installation cd and use your product key to install.

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Hello,

MY laptop won't boot up. When I turn it on, it says that ME is in recovery mode and then windows tries to repair itself. Gives me various options. I tried start up repair and this is what it says:

http://s24.postimg.org/baam7b5sl/IMG_0130.jpg

I clicked on the details and this is what they show:

http://s24.postimg.org/am1rod72t/IMG_0131.jpg

http://s24.postimg.org/emdiecmxh/IMG_0132.jpg

http://s24.postimg.org/mdu8cwr2t/IMG_0133.jpg

http://s16.postimg.org/camid9wlx/IMG_0134.jpg

http://s16.postimg.org/u1y4rqc0l/IMG_0135.jpg

What I can get from that is that the computer can't find the OS files.

I looked up on google and found Dell's website talking about how the ME error is caused by bad BIOS and one needs to update their BIOS for that. They also said that that makes it difficult for the system to communicate with the hard drive. Which kinda explains why "No OS files were found" message was shown by the test result.

Is there a way to safely repair the start up without losing my files?

Now I have the options to go with Startup Repair again or one of the following:
- System Restore (update: tried it and it says that I have no restore points saved. I doubt if that is actually true)
- System Image recovery (update: similar issues as above)
- Windows Memory Diagnostic (Done but that has nothing to do with anything and didn't help)
- Command Prompt ( no clue how to use this for anything relevant)
- Lenovo Product Recovery (this ... Read more

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I have been infected by the SMART Repair Data Recovery virus. All of my start menu programs were missing, including control panel and run command, and my desktop was blank.

I ran spy hunter 4 which got my desktop and start menu back. I noticed that 'all users\application data' was still hidden so I ran unhide and got it back.

I ran tdssrootkiller it did not find anything.
I ran rkill it removed a couple of files
I ran malwarebytes a number of times some times if found and fixed problems sometimes it found nothing.
I noticed that data recovery was on my list of programs so I checked the properties to find the location and I deleted 4 files that were created the day of the infection.

Data recovery no longer shows up when I log start in safe mode, but still shows up beside the start button.

Can you please help me clean my system.

Jerry

A:SMART Repair Data Recovery

update
I noticed that data recovery was on my list of programs so I checked the properties and found 4 odd named programs that had creation dates that matched the infection date; 2 matched the name in the properties for data recovery, I tried running the other program and was infected again. So I re-started in safe mode and re-ran Malwarebytes, rkill, and tdsskiller, I then deleted the 4 odd named programs. I then re-ran Malwarebytes and got a clean run. I re-started in normal mode and ran Malwarebytes and got a clean result.

Data recovery no longer shows up when I log start in safe mode, but still shows up beside the start button. I deleted it from the quick launch bar.

Is it possible to confirm if my machine is clean?MBAM log 1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.07.01.02

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Main :: DELL [administrator]

Protection: Disabled

01/07/2012 10:13:13 PM
mbam-log-2012-07-01 (22-13-13).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 223624
Time elapsed: 27 minute(s), 15 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\215 APPS (PUP.CrossFire.SA) -> Quara... Read more

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I'm working on a friends PC, a win 7 64 bit on a Lenovo Ideapad model B560. This thing has One Key Recovery installed.. Instead of having factory restore disks this tool recovers the system to factory defaults via a hidden partition that contains the restore data.

More info about One Key Recovery here What is OneKey Recovery? - Yahoo! Answers

You cannot change or resize partitions or One Key Recovery wont work. This PC had malware on it and can't boot into normal windows mode (that's the main problem) .. but it will boot into safe mode. I removed the malware with Malwarebytes but the PC still wont boot in normal mode. I tried to use One key Recovery but it refuses to work in safe mode.

One Key Recovery sets up the PC with 3 separate partitions. A C drive for Windows and pre-installed Lenovo software, a D drive that's large for data and the hidden recovery partition. I don't want to cripple this functionality so I can't do a complete reinstall of windows from a win 7 dvd. I thought I'd use a win 7 dvd to do a repair install instead - hoping this wont mess with the partitions but just fix the windows errors keeping it from booting normally. I'd be using the Win 7 64 bit with service pack 1 integrated from Digital River.

I want to know before I try this - will it work? Will it fix the errors without messing with the partitions? If so, perhaps after it's finished, I will then be able to use the One Key Recovery option if I need it. I have to verify this before I try it and ... Read more

A:Repair install on Lenovo with One Key Recovery?

Hi,

Unfortunately, you are stuck between a rock and hard place - you cannot perform a Repair Install from Safe Mode:
Repair Install

You might be forced down the path of a clean install, and thereby lose the recovery partition. If thats the option you must take, then I recommend following the steps here for that:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden

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Hi, I'm having problems with my registry and after 4 years it is time to re-instal Windows 7 64bit
I do not have a Recovery partition now. I have C:\windows D:\HP Tools F:\Data H:\ Data I:\Data. These last 3 have different types of data , photos, music, personal and so on.

I want to do a format and re-instal of C:\ without touching any of the other partitions. I do have the 3 HP Recovery dvd's. Can I do this using them, or must I do it some other way. I do also have a Windows 7 dvd which is currently installed on a spare laptop.

Thank you

A:Repair and format Windows with HP recovery dvd's

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bertie11


Hi, I'm having problems with my registry and after 4 years it is time to re-instal Windows 7 64bit
I do not have a Recovery partition now. I have C:\windows D:\HP Tools F:\Data H:\ Data I:\Data. These last 3 have different types of data , photos, music, personal and so on.

I want to do a format and re-instal of C:\ without touching any of the other partitions. I do have the 3 HP Recovery dvd's. Can I do this using them, or must I do it some other way. I do also have a Windows 7 dvd which is currently installed on a spare laptop.

Thank you



Confusion: your system specs say you have a "Mesh" PC. What dat? Not an HP?

What happened to your recovery partition? I'm not sure what is in HP Tools---I thought that might be a recovery partition?

Assuming you actually have an HP PC, the HP recovery CDs will touch all partitions. You would end up with a machine configured as it was from the factory. All of your data would be gone if you didn't back it up.

You need to use a Windows DVD to do a legit clean install, but if that license is currently on a spare laptop, it can't also be used on another machine.

If your desktop came with Windows 7 and has a "Certificate Of Authenticity" sticker with a 25 character "Product Key", you CAN download a Windows 7 ISO, burn it to a disk, install from that disk, and activate--all at no charge. You could install to the current C and not a... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I bought a used Lap top off of a former classmate of mine and after using it for about 6 months, I decided to do a complete factory restore on it to clean it up. I do not have any recovery disks so I need to do the factory restore using the HDD.

for some reason I can not run the factory restore. I follow the correct steps (FAQ :: How do I run a System Recovery? :: Support :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more) but it will not go into the restore mode. It just beeps and starts windows 7. Is my recovery driver corrupt? How can I repair it?

I have a Toshiba Satillite and it is running Windows 7. I think it might have originally been running Windows XP and the previous owner upgraded to Windows 7. I've lost contact with the guy I bought the lap-top from.

See attached for a screen shot of my drivers.

I hope someone can help me out!!




Thanks,

Ro82

A:How do I repair my recovery HDD on my Toshiba Satellite

If he upgraded to win7 - the recovery partition would contain XP.

The upgrade proces would likely cause problems with accesing it.

If you need a win7 install disc, you can get the .iso files from links at my digital life.

Just google:

win 7 sp1 iso my digital life

You would need the windows 7 product key. get it from your existing installation , before you reinstall.

You can find that with any number of programs - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Desktop PC and I have already created system recovery discs via the Lenovo built in software but just wanted to find out if if I should also be creating a system repair disc through the windows operating system in the back up and restore section.

I am not sure if either method are in fact the same thing or not so a brief explanation of each would be grateful.

Many Thanks

Andy

A:Do I need to do both system repair and recovery discs ?

Hello Andy,

The Lenovo recovery discs, would only be good to use to reinstall Windows 7 back to factory conditions with.

A system repair disc created in Windows 7 will allow you to boot the "System Recovery Options" screen to do say a system restore, startup repair, restore a system image, command prompt at boot, etc...

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I have an old P4 IBM Thinkcentre PC running XP that I was called out on for repair that is giving the boot option screen (safe mode choices, last known good and start windows normally). Whichever choice you try it just reboots shortly after choosing and takes you back to the choices again. The last time I had one of these in the field I did a repair installation (I think some call this an overlay install) and it has been a while since but it worked perfectly but I cannot remember which xp media I used, meaning, I am pretty sure that the computer I repaired had an OEM install of XP Pro and I can't remember which version of XP to use for a factory installed XP (meaning XP Pro installed at the factory by IBM).

Do you use a corporate version of the XP media or a retail disk? I have both but am not sure which one to use for the repair install. The PC has a license sticker on the case for XP Professional and it was placed there by the manufacturer, IBM.
 

A:XP Repair Installation - Which Media?

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I heard windows Media was a beefed up version of XP. I'm working on a persons laptop, and there having a Logonui.exe error. I want to see if I can repair it. But atlas no media cd.

Shotgun
 

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Here's the deal: my Windows stopped booting up, so I rebooted my computer. It's a Windows Vista Home Premium.

I made a set of recovery files (on 7 DVD discs, as instructed), these were supposed to back up all my files. Once I rebooted, I inserted the first disc, then it asked for the last DVD, then the first again. It read and did whatever it was supposed to, but when it asked for the second disc, it froze. The program hadn't done anything for over 30 minutes, so I ended it, and restared by computer (which is totally good now). In the meantime, I tried to open some of the picture files, but it was saying something along the lines of I didn't have authority to read these files. So, I looked into the Properties, and then Security, and did something, (I can't really remember what EXACTLY I did), but after that, I could open and read the files. Because I was bored, I moved the picture files from the first recovery file to where they were originally on my desktop.

Now, when I enter the second disc, it doesn't read or do anything automatically like the first disc. All it responds with, is a window pops up and asks for me to either "choose which program to pick from to read this disc", either "online" or "manually". This is a ".fbw" file, and have NO idea where to find a program to read this.

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A:System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista

is the disk scratched, dirty or whatever?? maybe there is a crc error on it, wasnt burned correctly. Do you remember, when you burnt it, did it verify the disks?You changing permissions has nothing to do with why the disk(s) arent being read.some insight into your problemtry deleting the "C:\System Recovery Files" folder and all is contentor reboot your computer in Safe Mode (continually click on the f8 key until the menu appears so you can make that selection as your computer is rebooting).

Once Windows has started in Safe Mode, put in the first disk. Open "my computer" and double click on the file to start it. The recovery manager panel appears, and your DVD is ejected.

You're then asked to put in your last disk.

The "NEXT" button on the recovery manager panel will activate. Click it, and you're on your way! You'll be prompted for each of your disks in descending order.ORcontrol panel > backup and restore center > Restore ComputerFollow the instructions.

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I desided to reformate my computer, farly new computer and windows 7. so im using the 3 recovery disc that I burned when I first got the computer. so now i deside to reformate, started reinstalling...it went through disc1, when it asked for recovery disc 2 (at around 50% of installing) I put it in and it just spits it back out and doesnt want to read it, now im stuck the computer wont even boot up fully (wont boot to desktop, however I can access the bois but i have no idea what to do with it without computer assistance, im not that good with it but i can follow directions )what can I do to fix this?

I think either when I copied the disc it didnt get copied right (disc2)because disc1 worked fine) or something is just wrong with the disc 2 dvd (has no scratches on it though) but im stuck how can i get it to work or even get windows to start back up to the desktop?

A:windows 7 recovery disc wont read

Put the disc in another computer and open it (don't run)and see if the disc is blank or if it contains files.

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Hello all,

I have a question for you.

last week I had some problems with my system where most of all the programs stopped working. The computer will start fine and I can surf the web and get my emails, but thats about all. I got out my gateway restore disk and started to restore my system as new again.

Heres the problem. I reboot the computer with disk in drive and tap R as explained and the screen just stays black, then the computer starts to Beep every time I hit the R key. I then tried doing it again, this time tapping the F11 key and system starts to Beep again, with the black screen.

I called gateway and they sent me out another restore disk thinking maybe the one I received was bad. The new restore CD did the same thing. Last week I did have a problem with installing programs where I would get this error message ( C:\windows\system32\autoc.nt. This system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft Windows applications ) I fixed that problem right away by replacing the Autoexec.nt, command.com and config.nt files back into the system32 folder, must have been done by SP2.

I went into my Bios and made sure the system was booting from CD-ROM yet it still wont read the recovery disk. NOTE: CD-Rom does work with any other program CD I have, Just not the recovery disks.
If anyone has an answer or can narrow down my problem please respond.

Thank You.

A:System Wont Read Recovery Disk

Well, let me start by asking this, did the computer, when you got it, come with Windows XP SP1 than you upgraded to SP2 and/or have you updated the bios or any system preferences?

It seems to me that maybe the recovery CD is out of date. Have you tried re-intalling the programs that don't work and making sure there isn't a third-party application corrupting your files?

If you have a Windows XP install CD, try repairing the Windows install with that instead of the Gateway CD.

As for the beeping keyboard strikes, that's probably just a keyboard error that you either press the keys too late or too early, or something else. Try the other things and if that's not the case and you need to get to the CD, we'll work with the keyboard thing.

And also, do you run the CD at startup or while Windows is running? I've never owned a Gateway and only worked on a few, so I'm unsure of when you actually use the restore disc.

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Hey guys, I can't restore my system from my Samsung recovery drive. It gets like halfway done, then fails. I don't know what else to do... Is there a way to open these file without using Samsung bull**** recovery software? Please, help. Thank you!

A:How to read/open Samsung Recovery files (.w01)?

Seems to be a proprietary format from winclon

System Backup/Restore Software (WinClon) - Clonix Co., Ltd.
http://clonix.co.kr/sub01/sub01_1.ph...&sort1=&sort2=

If they do a trial version for home users, that will probably open/mount the files.

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Hi everyone, just recently, my Windows 8 just got "rekt" and wont boot up, it shows up a BSOD and whatever i do, it wont boot, even at safe mode
Since my neighbor had a Windows 8 computer, i asked her if could i use their laptop to make a recovery drive and they allowed me, now i have some questions before i will do this
1. Can i only copy the system repair tools instead of the whole partition? (i only got a 700 MB CD)
2. Can this tools help my problem?
3. What tools are going to copied if so?
Hope you guys reply here, really need to get a response

A:A question about making a Recovery drive (please read)

The recovery drive may help you, even if it is created on the different W8.x system. The CD should be more than enough and no, you don't have a choice what it'll include. Brink has a number of excellent step by step guides for repairing your "rekt" Windows 8...

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I have Googled up SIM card reading and SIM data recovery software and I haven't found any freeware. Before I fork over $$ for something, I would like to have recommendations from user experiences with whatever software you might use.

To be clear, I want opinions from users on software they have experience with.

If it make any difference, my phone uses a t-mobile SIM card.
 

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I have 6 system image backups from 6 different systems on my external HDD and I'm trying to recover system #6 but when I go to system image recovery (spamming F8 > Repair My Computer) it only shows the first 3 system image backups why is this?

Temporary Solution: Move backups #12345 to a different disk then the system image recovery tool can read system image backup #6

Here's what I'm talking about: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

A:System Image Recovery can only read 3 backups?

UPDATE: Just tried the external HDD on my main PC to see if it can read all 6 backups, nope. The same first 3 are only shown and my main PC is Windows 7 Ultimate, thinking it might be a Windows 7 Version limitation. All systems are updated

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Hi all, I'm a bit of a noob and this is my first post here. Here's my problem:

I have an Acer Travelmate 6293 and have been dual-booting XP and 7 (on separate partitions) for about a year. Suddenly today, when I tried to boot up my laptop into XP, I got a BSOD with the error message 'UNBOOTABLE_PARTITION' or something along those lines. So then I restarted my laptop, and managed to get into the 7 Built-In Recovery Partition. So I went into that and selected Startup Repair. When it said it was completed, I proceeded to restart my laptop and I was greeted by a message: 'A disk read error has occurred. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart.' Again, I did this and when it restarts it shows the same message. I then rebooted and inserted my Windows 7 Disk and went into Repair Your Computer. However, when it searches for a Windows installation, it finds no Operating System and I am prompted to Load Drivers, so obviously I can't Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier. So I restarted my computer, and booted up again from the Windows 7 Disk. On the language screen, I opened up a Command Prompt using a shortcut which I found on the internet (ALT + F10 IIRC). I then typed in diskpart, and then list volume. This is what comes up...

Volume 0 F UDF DVD-ROM 2386MB Healthy (Windows 7 Disk)
Volume 1 C RAW Partition 90 GB Healthy (This is my XP Installation)
Volume 2 D NTFS Partition 48 GB Healthy (This is my Windows 7 Installation)
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A:Dual Booting Problem (XP & 7) [Startup Repair Failed]{A disk read error has occurred

Have you performed any ChkDSK yet? If not do so. Use your Windows 7 Disk Go into command prompt type in

CHKDSK /F

When completed.

Then CHKDSK /R

Reboot.

If that don't work go back to your Win7 disk at the command prompt type
bootrec.exe /Fixboot
bootrec.exe /Fixmbr

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Hi all. I am desperate for some help here. Usually I can find my answers on the web, but this one has me stumped.

I built a system about two months ago with parts from Newegg.
? 250G Maxtor SATA
? MSI K8NGM2-FID
? Nec DVD+/-RW ND-3550A
? AMD 64 3500+ (Venice)
? 2 gig Corsair D400 RAM
? 7800 GT 250

Worked great for about 3 weeks, and then it hit the fan. I started seeing errors that OS files were missing or corrupt. I reformatted, and reloaded XP fearing that a virus had gotten by Norton. In time, I found the MaXBlast test suite that told me the drive was failing. The drive was RMA-ed.

While waiting for the new drive, I borrowed an 80 gig IDE WD drive from a friend. Put it in, reinstalled everything.. no problems.

The new drive arrived, installed it and started loading software. The DVD recorder doesn?t read DVDs that it created. Reformatted and reloaded the OS. Software is fine but the DVD drive will still not read DVDs that it made earlier. It sees them as blank CDs. The drive will write a DVD though.

Removed drive from device manager, reloaded drivers, updated firmware, physically removed the hard drive, reinstalled the hard drive, reinstalled everything, updated Windows XP with every update? no luck.

I swapped the HD so that the 80 gig was back in. DVD drive works fine. Swapped them back so that the 250 gig Matxor is in? can?t read DVDs that it created?

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A:DVD drive won't read recorded media - please help!

anyone ever seen something like this?

anyone ever seen something like this?
 

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Dear Genius Helpers:
I have done so much to fix my laptop, XP media, SP2 that I'm not sure where to begin. As it says in the title, protection expired I wasn't aware of it and I've been working to fix the damage for about 2 weeks. I have cleaned all temp files several times, run: Adaware, CCleaner, Windows Defender, Advanced Windows Care, ComboFix and deep clean A-Squared. Found many bad files, deleted them. I installed Home version of Avast. I have attached a ComboFix log and would love for someone to take a look and see if there is something obvious that is causing the one thing [or more] I need help with: it takes forever to start [I've actaully turned off all start-up items] and very often, after starting [that is, desktop is up, folders are displayed on desktop and I have accesss to "start", etc] it goes into a deep sleep, screen is still on, nothing opens. I wait for sometimes 10-15 minutes, THEN when it "wakes up", every program I clicked on, every move I made, happens in split seconds. Sometimes it can open 15 windows, all stacked neatly behind one another. Thank you for any advice you can give. Deb

A:S-L-O-W start. Can someone please read my ComboFix log? XP Media/SP2

ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I Infected forum, explaining the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. The BC Staff

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Hi all. I am desperate for some help here. Usually I can find my answers on the web, but this one has me stumped.

I built a system about two months ago with parts from Newegg.
· 250G Maxtor SATA
· MSI K8NGM2-FID
· Nec DVD+/-RW ND-3550A
· AMD 64 3500+ (Venice)
· 2 gig Corsair D400 RAM
· 7800 GT 250

Worked great for about 3 weeks, and then it hit the fan. I started seeing errors that OS files were missing or corrupt. I reformatted, and reloaded XP fearing that a virus had gotten by Norton. In time, I found the MaXBlast test suite that told me the drive was failing. The drive was RMA-ed.

While waiting for the new drive, I borrowed an 80 gig IDE WD drive from a friend. Put it in, reinstalled everything.. no problems.

The new drive arrived, installed it and started loading software. The DVD recorder doesn’t read DVDs that it created. Reformatted and reloaded the OS. Software is fine but the DVD drive will still not read DVDs that it made earlier. It sees them as blank CDs. The drive will write a DVD though.

Removed drive from device manager, reloaded drivers, updated firmware, physically removed the hard drive, reinstalled the hard drive, reinstalled everything, updated Windows XP with every update… no luck.

I swapped the HD so that the 80 gig was back in. DVD drive works fine. Swapped them back so that the 250 gig Matxor is in… can’t read DVDs that it created…

Both hard drives have the same Win XP media center OS, drivers, and Norton loaded on them.

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A:DVD writer won't read recorded media - Please help!

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Hello everyone.
My optical drive will not read or recognize DVD disc. It will read and play a CD containing music or PDF files. I have ran the Microsoft fix but it only says no media loaded. The problem disc contains photos, I assume in JPEG format from a digital camera. The disc plays fine on other PC's.
I have uninstalled both the Toshiba and my CD drive and rebooted. No flags showing in device manager.
Will try to attach my PC specs.
Ideas? Thanks.

A:Toshiba DVD-ROM SD- R1002 will not read DVD media

Install the Nero Infotool to determine what what read/write features and DVD formats the drive supports. Is the DVD disc in question supported?

(If not sure about DVD format, you can also install the tool on computers where the disc works. Insert disc and click the Disc tab to see what format it is)

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Device Manager says my DVD/CD drive is working properly but it doesn't read the CDs (media) I am putting in. I have already tried updating the driver, uninstalling the device and restarting my computer to reinstall it. I checked the forum and downloaded
and ran the MrFixit that was suggested for someone else and it did not fix the problem and sent me back to the forum for additional help. Before I take the computer somewhere to get another DVD drive (cables can be checked at that time), is there anything
else I can do?  I have a Dell Inspiron computer with Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS. Thanks.

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP SP3, and my DVD drive is a LG GH22NS30.

The problem that I am having is that when I put a CD or DVD into the drive, most times it does not recognize the disc and will not allow me to access it. When this happens, I reboot my machine, and then it will allow me to access the first disc that I put in, but if I change that disc for another one I cannot access the second disc. Has anyone had a similar problem?
 

A:DVD drive doesn't read media

OK - so, after much poking around on the internet and on my computer settings, here is what I have done.

In Device Manager, under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers I went into the properties for the SATA controller that my DVD drive is connected to. It was set to use the DMA transfer mode. I changed this to PIO, and now it is reading all the discs that I put into it. Is this a proper fix for my problem? Which transfer mode is best?
 

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Hi my laptop DVD+RAM Drive will not read media cd's but will on data Cd's, any idea what i can do?

A:CD Drive Wont Read Media CD's

Can we have just a little bit more information

Laptop type
Operating System Xp version
Have they worked before etc etc.

Thanks!!

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I always had a problem with scratching my CD's, so in 1998 I started making backups of all my music on my computer. Worked great until a few years ago when I got a decent stereo for my computer.

I keep everything Music\Artist\Album\ and I'm having problems because people are moving one folder into another one. And I just noticed today that I'm missing a Zeppelin CD that I remember getting as a gift when I was 19 (NOT COOL).

I've been looking around online all day for a solution and I can't seem to find anything. There are a ton of file security programs that will hide everything, but that won't do me any good. I need to somehow make these files read only. And I mean really read only, not the BS checkbox in windows that lets you do whatever you like to the file. I want to be able to play them, but I don't want to be able to delete them or change their locations. Closest I've come is File Guard by superhero software, and all it does is make a log of the deletion so I don't spend an hour trying to figure out what happened to it like I did today.

Thanks a lot. Sorry if this is the wrong section of this.
 

A:Truely read only media? :confused:

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I started up my laptop the other morning an just as windows is loading a BSOD flashes for a millisecond and then the computer restarts. It did this 5 times in a row before I finally gave up. I found the windows vista cd that came with the computer and booted from it. Once the DVD loaded I clicked accept and it took me straight to a new install with no repair function which should be included on the recovery disc. I rebooted multiple times, here is no repair option. To make matters worse, I only have 5.9 gigs free on my hd and vista requires 6.6 to install. The only option I have is to reformat the drive, which is out of the question as I have lots of documents saved that I cannot lose. So at the moment the recovery DVD is useless to me, and I cannot load windows to delete some files to make room for a new install.

I took a video of the loading screen and was able to pause it at the frame when the BSOD flashes, here is the stop message: STOP: 0xc0000005, 0x00000200, 0x83354964.

I tried removing one stick of ram at a time thinking maybe one had gone bad it didn't make a difference. I'm at a loss right now. No matter how I try to load windows, safe mode, etc, I get a BSOD and it restarts, and my windows recovery DVD is useless with my hd nearly full.
 

A:BSOD during startup, no repair function on recovery cd

Nobody? There's no way to delete files/folders without using the command prompt on the recovery disc?

This really makes no sense and I'm beyond frustrated. Why is there no repair selection when I boot from the vista DVD.
 

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I now hope I am in the right spot to get some help. I am new at this stuff and I couldn't figure out how and where to post my problem.

Now I implemented the tutorial about my problem and it worked just great except that whenever I start or restart, the problem is still there and I have to use the tutorial again to use my PC. I am now thinking of leaving it on 24/7.

Is this all because of some lousy updates from Microsoft as some others are saying. Do I continue to update. I need some help in this matter. Anyone have some suggestions other than reloading again because I did that and the problem came back.

Ciao, Jim

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

try following the steps in the following link and see if that helps ya out:

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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