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wondering if file recovery after Windows Reinstallation was possible

Q: wondering if file recovery after Windows Reinstallation was possible

Hi all,

About a month ago my computer was misbehaving and needed repair, so I went to Best Buy. Long story short, I did not backup my computer to the utmost. When they reinstalled windows, I was bummed but went along my merry way, not even wondering if file recovery after Win Reinstallation was possible. About a month into using the computer, and not finding what I was looking for, I thought 'hey, maybe file recovery is possible. Got EaseUS recovery, and found both Download Metadata and recovered Bookmark files for Google Chrome that are likely to have what I need (just the name of the app or the website I found it on.

Problem is that the recovered files look like they're in Chinese or Korean or similar. At least one is a mixture of what looks like a data, or at least structured info that then peters out into nonsense again. Are these files that just got partially or completely overwritten, or is there some way to turn them into something that Google Chrome can recognize?

I don't actually need the whole files, just having urls or downloaded file names and where they were downloaded from probably would have what I want. Anyone have a problem like this?

Here's an example of text from a Bookmarks file:
W? To% g? Duration& N? ExitActions # PanelBarItemSecondLevelTemplate' ?? CornerRadius( ?? RadiusX) ?? RadiusY* :? RoutedEvent+ :?
SourceName, ?? Triggers?? D 9http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation :x,http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml ` animationRclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Animation;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls qtelerikTransitionsZclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.TransitionEffects;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls ctelerikChromesPclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Chromes;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls TtelerikHclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls <telerikNavigation&clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls QtelerikNavigationPrimitives1clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Primitives itelerikPrimitivesSclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Primitives;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls AtelerikToolBar.clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.ToolBar <treeView/clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.TreeView TthemeJclr-namespace:Microsoft.Windows.Themes;assembly=PresentationFramework.Aero Bthemes1http://schemas.telerik.com/2008/xaml/presentation 3mscorlib&clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib ^dragDropQclr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.DragDrop;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls GtelerikTabControl1clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.TabControl HanimationNavigation0clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Animation 4book+clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.Book JoutlookBarPrimitives1clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls.OutlookBar W
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A: wondering if file recovery after Windows Reinstallation was possible

Hi.
I am not sure about recovering those files into something workable.
Usually when Windows is reinstalled, you'll have a Windows.old folder in your root drive with all your old data on it. Have you looked for that?

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talking about the windows.old file that was created after the not so long ago major update...

just realized my HDD is starting to take a tanking and that folder is taking up a good chunk of space! hence why im wondering if it should be okey to remove or not.

A:Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

Hello DiBBz,

If there's nothing in there you want to keep, and you don't plan on going back to the previous Windows installation within 30 days if you upgraded from say Windows 7/8, then it's safe to delete.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10

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Hi, I used the recovery CD's to format and reinstall my Vista 32 bit OS, but after the process is done, all I get after boot up is a command window entitled "X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe-startnet.cmd" This window lasts for about a minute and mentions something very quickly about partioning, then it disappears and I get an endless file to file transfer that goes on forever. When the cmd window was open, the background stated it was 'Flex Build 2.0" and said it was HP restricted! No matter what I try, I keep returning to the same endless file transfer screen, after 3 different restore factory settings tries. Suggestions? All the original hardware is connected and all the peripherals are disconnected.
 

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Hello all,

I could really use some help in getting my SSD up and running again.

I've been using a Crucial C300 128 GB SSD to run Windows 7 Ultimate x64, but yesterday upon resuming from Sleep mode it crashed, and since then I've been unable to start Windows. It will go to the "Starting Windows" screen with the pulsing logo and never move forward.

I've since given up on the data currently in that SSD and would just like to be able to use it again. As such, I've tried to boot using the Windows 7 installation disc and run diskpart from there, but when I get to the command prompt and try to run diskpart, I get the line:
"On computer: MINWINPC"
and a blinking cursor. Nothing happens.

I have also tried selecting "Repair your computer" from the install disc's menu, but when I do, I only get the blank blue background; no dialogs where I can select which OS to repair.

Does this mean my SSD is dead?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Win7 x64 SSD Recovery/Reinstallation

Hi! derp55, welcome to W7F

It doesn't mean it is dead, just a little sick from what its been fed.

Is this a HP PC?:
Restore backup from MINWINPC folder? - HP Support Forum

Have you been to the crucial site? There are two threads there;

Deals with the C300, and win7 freeze-ups. Possibly due to how win7 uses trim, starts on the second page:
C300 Disk Freeze-ups in Windows 7 - Crucial Community

And the trim thread:
TRIM - Crucial Community

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I was hacked and lost control of my administrators and other things. Is it safe to run a system recovery from boot up? Or has it been compromised as well?

A:Wondering if my system recovery backup was compromise as well?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cptncherokee


run a system recovery from boot up?


What exactly do you mean by that?

Run a repair install?

Restore an image of some type?

Run System Restore?

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Hi,

I have a toshiba satellite L740 laptop. I have created the recovery disks from recovery media creator. I am trying to reinstall windows 7 using these disks but i'm not knowing how to do that. I am not able to enter the bios settings on start up. Should i have the original windows 7 installation cd to reinstall windows or can i use the recovery disks? I was not given any windows installation cd when i bought this laptop. What do i do now?

A:Reinstallation using recovery disks on toshiba

Hello sowmya, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the method out-lined below first and be sure to post back with how it sorts out.




   Note

Be advised: this will over-write any data on the PC so be sure to copy-out your data before you start this.

Start with the PC in an OFF state.
1) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, hit the power button once to switch on the PC.

2) When the machine starts beeping; release the 0 key.

3) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

4) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

5) Select Recover to out-of-box state, click Next again.

6) Click Next to Start recovery.

4) Now just follow the prompts to finish the process.

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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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Hello all!
I have been mucking around for a while with my 2009 Vista Dell laptop 64bit SP1.
Problem: It freezes up occasionally and several programs will not run,,, Nero start smart.... skype.. nikon viewfx
 
Error messages I get when I start up:
Dell wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet does not work.
GfxUI does not work
ProssID=oxba8 (2984) Thread ID=0xbac (2988)
Autostartup Service does not work
 
Other error messages that have comeup recently but not on the last restart;
PlutoLang.dll   Zelkova6Lang.dill
 
Things I have tried.
I have backed up all my files on an iomega external hard drive and *shrug* nothing is sacred on my computer. I am willing to risk all to work through the problem
I use CCleaner and Malwarebytes programs  and i have all four essential windows security measures ON and run AVG free 8.5 antivirus program.. oh I usually use Mozilla and Chrome browsers
I have updated windows and looked at update history Lots of failed updates going back 1 month for Skpe 5.10 for windows (Kb272727727)
and WOW! I just noticed this!?! NO update record from 9/52009 until 6/9/2013!! I and my husband are this computers only user and I know I have updated all along.
It lists successful security updates from 6/9/2013
 
I have tried System restore. When I looked at the list of restore points there was only the most recent
7/5/2013 10:32:35 AM Install Windows update and a 2009 install. I did attempt to install at the 2009 date but nothi... Read more

A:Time to use PCRestore under RECOVERY (D:) or boot from reinstallation dvd?

Hi Abby,
 
It can be annoying when the system freezes and appreciate your efforts to fix the issue. You can follow the steps provided in the link below to restore the system to factory defaults:http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_336966
 
Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Dear Sir,I had purchased laptop pavalion g6 1002txAt that time I had win 7 OS,later on before two months I installed win 10,now I want to reinstall Win 7 again because i like that more,I have Recovery DVD too for win 7,But problem is this that if I will install win 7 with the help of Recovery Dvd then my all important data of about 500 GB will be lost, because installation with the help of recovery dvd will completly make my lapy in factory condition,I dont have any external hard disk, all I have is only a slow internet connection, my laptop and recovery Dvd.Will you please suggest how can I reinstall my original win 7 with the help of recovery dvds without losing even a 1 mb data.

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Hello, I'm new and this is my first time posting. Sorry if this is not the right forum to ask this question. I would like to know what this file is "npDSJavaPeer.class". Thanks in advance. Also do this files belong to sun java because i removed java from my pc: Java.amdjavacypt.dlljavaee.dlljavaprxy.dlljavart.dlljavasup.vxdmsjava.dllkrnjava.avcadcjavasadojavasJavaScriptsAdojavasAdcjavaskrnjava.avcDAJAVACkrnjava.avcjavascpt

A:Wondering On A File

Hello rangel and welcome to BC

In order to know just what the files are, we need to know the complete file path. Note: There are many programs that incorporate Java into the program. If you remove those files, the program won't work properly. On my computer, Open Office, Encyclopedia Brittanica are two examples of programs that have their own Java files. Javascript is NOT Java. These are two different things.

Orange Blossom

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hey every im new here i thought that looked like a friendly site so here i go. Okay i was running ccleaner and looked at my startup "i keep my pc clean" and i noticed this weird registry or binary file i was just curious to what it is i already deleted it but it comes back which is usually a virus?heres the startup listYes HKCU:Run ctfmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeYes HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"Yes HKCU:Run {48BA6D50-A276-C634-622F-3EBEDE30738E} "C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\Wazuy\ycqor.exe"Yes HKLM:Run BDAgent "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe"Yes HKLM:Run BitDefender Antiphishing Helper "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\IEShow.exe"windows xpintel dual core 3.01gb ramnividia geforce fx 5200crappy sony vaio case really small

A:new guy wondering what startup file this is

It looks suspicious to me. Try uploading the ycqor.exe file at Jotti for analysis.http://virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb

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ok the other day i bought a logitech webcam ..
As i do with any other hardware i tried to run the disk and after that i was going to install the hardware (in this case i was going to plug in the usb cord)
while running the cd i received 2-3 error messages 1 being

"the file 'vidcap.ax' on windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 CD is needed."

Type the path where the file is located. and then click ok.

I am trying to do video confrencing with my dad in the military and this problem is getting on my nerves .

Any Help would be /is Greatly appreciated

Thanks ,

Cnrimgr1

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Ok, I don't know how I did it but I got both Windows 7 File Recovery and Windows 8 File History active at the same time. I upgraded from Win 7 to 8 Pro and transferred settings so win 7 file recovery was already active, when I tried to turn on win 8 file recovery I got a message saying I cant because win 7 FR was active. So I deactivated win 7 FR then activated win 8 FR, for giggles I went back and turned on win 7 FR and it worked. Now I have both active, from what I have read this was not possible. Did I break my OS or am I just lucky? thoughts?
Th

A:Windows 7 File Recovery and File History Both Active

Hello Kybreos,

To be specific, you cannot have the Windows 7 File Recovery (Windows Backup) "schedule" turned on and be able to use File History.

You will be able to manually create backups and still use File History at the same time.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Guys ,

I thought that I would try backing up my operating system (s), using the Windows 7 File Recovery, option available in the control panel.

The top left-hand corner of the Windows 7 File Recovery page provides the option to "Create a System Image"

I have had no problems performing this action; in fact I have completed the process twice - Once, with my desktop, and once, with my laptop!

The process takes about 15 minutes, creating a folder, called "WindowsImageBackup" on my external hard drive (Different drives for laptop & desktop)!

What concerns me a little, is that there is no way of verifying the backup!

More alarming, is when I checked the Properties of this folder (Both desktop & Laptop), I find the details incomprehensible!

16 bytes 4.00 KB, (4096 Bytes) 1 File 5 Folders!

Looking at my C drives (Operating System) my laptop is 44.00 GBs; my Desktop 51 GBs

It looks as if the details (size of the backup) are hidden - I tried copying one of these folders onto a Flash Drive, and received a message, advising the Flash drive was not large enough!

All this does not give me too much confidence in the backup!

So what is going on !

A:Windows 8 - Backup & Recovery - Windows 7 File Recovery

Mine says the same thing. If you doubleclick on the WindowsImageBackup folder it will give you the message that you don't have permission - just click to continue. Drill down a couple more levels and you will see all of the catalog/backup files and it will list the sizes of each. I've never had one fail in Win7 and Win8 when restoring an image backup.

I basically have two images for each computer (one with clean install and all apps installed and configured and one that is current.) Worst case scenario would be having to go back to the first one but at least I wouldn't have to reinstall all of my apps.

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Hi Guys ,

I thought that I would try backing up my operating system (s), using the Windows 7 File Recovery, option available in the control panel.

The top left-hand corner of the Windows 7 File Recovery page provides the option to "Create a System Image"

I have had no problems performing this action; in fact I have completed the process twice - Once, with my desktop, and once, with my laptop!

The process takes about 15 minutes, creating a folder, called "WindowsImageBackup" on my external hard drive (Different drives for laptop & desktop)!

What concerns me a little, is that there is no way of verifying the backup!

More alarming, is when I checked the Properties of this folder (Both desktop & Laptop), I find the details incomprehensible!

16 bytes 4.00 KB, (4096 Bytes) 1 File 5 Folders!

Looking at my C drives (Operating System) my laptop is 44.00 GBs; my Desktop 51 GBs

It looks as if the details (size of the backup) are hidden - I tried copying one of these folders onto a Flash Drive, and received a message, advising the Flash drive was not large enough!

All this does not give me too much confidence in the backup!

So what is going on !

A:Windows 8 - Backup & Recovery - Windows 7 File Recovery

Mine says the same thing. If you doubleclick on the WindowsImageBackup folder it will give you the message that you don't have permission - just click to continue. Drill down a couple more levels and you will see all of the catalog/backup files and it will list the sizes of each. I've never had one fail in Win7 and Win8 when restoring an image backup.

I basically have two images for each computer (one with clean install and all apps installed and configured and one that is current.) Worst case scenario would be having to go back to the first one but at least I wouldn't have to reinstall all of my apps.

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this is the log file of the file causing my system to crash i mean if i login to windows it will say check the location of the file for the log which i followed and found this log i dont event know this exe file and i cant find anything about it in the internet....

A:just wondering what file is this causing an error and crashing my syst

  
Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13


this is the log file of the file causing my system to crash i mean if i login to windows it will say check the location of the file for the log which i followed and found this log i dont event know this exe file and i cant find anything about it in the internet....



The only information found seems to indicate that this file may be a virus. What anti-virus do you have and is it current in its definitions?
Ken

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I've tried the reinstallation of the system32\hal.dll file from my CD Rom and it executes correctly and appears to copy the new file to my C drive, but when I reboot, my computer still says Windows could not start because that file is missing or corrupt.

I've followed the step-by-step instructions by three different YouTube Videos, which all state the same exact steps, so I know I'm doing it correctly, yet I still am getting this error. Might there be a more serious problem with my PC and what do I do next? Do I need to completely reinstall Windows (XP SP3), yeah, I know it's old, but it's been a great OS!

A:Failing reinstallation of the system32\hal.dll file from my CD Rom

Welcome to TSF

What is the hardware abstraction layer (HAL)?
Quote:




One of the key design features of Windows is that it supports multiple hardware platforms without the need for complete different versions of the OS. This support is accomplished through the HAL, [hardware abstraction layer], which is implemented via the kernel-mode hal.dll module. All Windows components access hardware via the HAL, and multiple HALs are available that are specific to different hardware platforms. The installed HAL is chosen when the OS is installed (hence, why you can't take a disk from one machine and run it in a machine of a different hardware platform). The available HALs are listed here:Standard PC (non-ACPI) - Hal.dll
MPS Uniprocessor PC - Halapic.dll
MPS Multiprocessor PC - Halmps.dll
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC - Halacpi.dll
ACPI Uniprocessor PC - Halaacpi.dll
ACPI Multiprocessor PC - Halmacpi.dll
The installation process selects the correct HAL and copies it to the %systemroot%\system32 folder as hal.dll. The last three HALs in the list are the most common.

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Hi, I am worried that my personal laptop may be monitored and as I was looking around I found two processes running that I am worried about. First, two instances of rundll32.exe with no username or file association that I get an access denied error when I try to kill. (I am running as administrator) and csrss.exe.

What can I do to fix these two and also to scan my pc and be sure that I'm not being hacked/monitored/etc?

A:rundll32.exe and csrss.exe no username or file on the process. Wondering if I may be getting spied on?

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some tim... Read more

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

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I upgraded to 8.1 a while back. I just tried to open File Recovery. The icon is blank and nothing opens when I click it. WTH? What happened to it and, more importantly, how do I get this program back? Thanks.

A:Windows File Recovery Gone

Look in
File History - How to Use in Windows 8

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I just ran this on my windows 8 box for my backup solution
My question is, I have it setup to run daily. Will it overright/replace the backup image each day? Or always make a new image? Curious due to space contraints.

Also, I noticed I can not use File History back when using Windows 7 backup?

A:Windows 7 File Recovery

Hello gizbug,

File History is basically just the new version of the Previous Versions feature in Windows 7 but improved some now. It depends on what you set in File History -> Advanced Settings for how often it backs up and how long they are kept for.
File History - How to Use in Windows 8
At first, you couldn't use File History if you had the Windows Backup schedule turned on, but you should be able to use File History and Windows Backup at the same time now. Double check to make sure that you have all Windows Updates installed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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First of all, I have to let you know that there are no words sufficient enough to describe how much I despise Windows 8.1!

I miss my XP!!!!
Ok, I accidentally deleted some files/pictures about a couple of months ago. I tried to recover them, but W8.1 is a complete biatch to find anything in. I got online for some information, and found a couple different things....none of which worked.

Apparently the "File History" was turned off when I bought this pc (new). I had no idea anything was supposed to be turned "on" in file recovery or restoring the pc. All the other versions of Windows I've ever had, it was automatic that everything came with some kind of restore point.

A friend said he backed up my computer on a WD Passport external hard drive, but when I plug it in, nothing really happens.
My friend did not show me how to retrieve anything off this passport device. I contacted the company who makes it, and they say nothing is there. But I saw my friend back up my pc on this device, not once but twice. Unfortunately he isnt around anymore to show me how to get the info out of this thing.

I am VERY pc UNsaavy.......so I need the "super dummy" version on anything I get.

I need to get these files/pics back somehow. Either to restore my pc to two months previous, or get the info out of this external hard drive.

Can anybody help?

Is there any kind of super file recovery program for Win 8.1???
HELP!!

Thanks for any help I get!
 

A:File Recovery - Windows 8.1

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Elderly friend runs Windows Me and wants to recover some files, she believes have been erased etc. The program I have states to upgrade windows before it will load. Friend is ADEMATE (sp) she will NOT upgrade. Is there a file recovery program I can use with "ME"?
Thanks.
 

A:File recovery and windows me

I have always used DRW Pro and never had a problem recovering data off any hard drive.. However if you are trying to install the programs onto the Computer with Windows ME that might be your issue.
When I recover data from a Hard drive, I typically remove the hard drive and use a USB 2.0 to IDE SATA adapter and connect it to my computer.. This way the software runs on my computer and I can more easily recover the data.. I typically have a 64 gig USB connected to my computer and save the recovered files onto that.
 

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I tried to create system image disks and got the following error message: The back-up failed. The drive cannot find the sector requested. (0x8007001B) What am I missing?

A:Windows 7 File REcovery

You might want to look here on the 'Windows 7 Forums':

system image backup failure - 0x8007001B - Windows 7 Forums

HTH,
Ray

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I used this to create a system image which it did without any problem. I was then asked to create a system repair disk. I put a blank disk into the drive and told it to create ... the result was the following message.

I had no problem creating a system repair disk with Win 8 CP and still have it but I cannot do the same in Win 8 RP.

Any ideas and also can I use the disk I created with Win 8 CP with Win 8 RP or not?

A:Windows 7 File Recovery

Same problem, same error here with the RP. Google search shows it to be fairly widespread.
Has anybody on here created a repair disc with the RP??

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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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So a week or so ago I was trying to clean up my Windows 7 Ultimate sp1 x64 and I noticed that the boot disk was not listed as disk 0. I believe it was showing up as disk 4. I was having to manually set bios to boot to the correct disk every single time.
On my computer I do that by pressing either f2 or delete or f8 to get to the boot selection menu (asus a78m-a mobo, AMD fm2+ A10-7850k Kaveri 4 core CPU). So I shut down the computer and moved the disk to the correct sata port and tried to reboot. Now
getting a stop 7b BSOD. Booted into recovery and despite changing the sata port it's still showing up as disk Was able to get it to boot after running EasyRE automated recovery x3 and then rebooting to the Windows 7 install disk and running startup repair
x3.
So I thought was a problem with the AMD sata driver (ahci) so the one time I was able to reboot I went to AMD and downloaded and installed the latest driver (15.7 at that time I think) and the AMD chipset drivers that were available on AMD.com. Now every
time I try to boot the Windows 7 splash screen comes up and as soon as the colored gem things start to come up the computer flashes to black then reboots. Same thing in every available f8 advanced boot option. Safemode not working in any setting. Code is a
stop 7 B code but the specific codes don't seem to make sense. I'd have to check it again to post the codes but I cant seem to find out which driver is actually the problem. SFC comes back with no problems,... Read more

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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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I tried to make an image of C: drive onto E: (a partition on the same physical drive) and Windows said the file system on E: is corrupted, would not run. I ran chkdsk /r from a command prompt, it found a few file systems errors during stage 3.
When I tried to run the image after that, it got one step further, seemed like it was starting to run, then said "drive \\?\Volume (a long string of letters and numbers)" has file system corruption. But the question mark there left it up in the air as to what drive it was talking about. I ran chkdsk /r on the C: drive and the system reserved drive, it found no errors.

Rebooted, and then the image would run, even though nothing had been changed.

I had that first error message about the E drive a month or so ago, chkdsk did not help at all. I ended up deleting the E: partition and recreating it in order to allow the image to be created. Any ideas what is going on here?

Thanks

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I crashed my external HDD again. I am asking if it is possible to view windows indexing service records or ntfs logs or any other log that can help me to recover the directory structures and file names. The logs on the windows side I am asking. The HDD is unaccessible. The computer is still running and I've unplugged it 20 minutes ago if it helps with temporary files. Maybe MFT records... I want only file names not the files. Is there a way to do it.
 

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Hello:

Windows 8 has a Control Panel tool called Windows 7 File Recovery Tool. You can use this for backups and there is a great option to backup your system configuration. In case the hdd ever fails, having the system configuration on a network drive or other device is very convenient.

I don't do data backups anymore. Instead, I use File History to mirror my computers and laptops on a NAS device.

I have about 6 PCs on a home LAN and each have their data replicated on a network drive, using File History. I use Windows 7 File Recovery tool to replicate the system configurations of each PC in case I need to recover from a hdd failure. I have 3 questions:

(1) Is my model of replicating data an effective model for backing up my data? Any problems with my approach?

(2) Is there an easy way (besides xcopy or robocopy) to backup configuration info such as Favorites, Desktop items, etc.?

(3) One of my PC's is running Vista. Is there an easy way to include this PC in my backup strategy? RIght now, I am using xcopy and robocopy to back it up to my network drive.

Thanks,

Paul

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Hello:

Windows 8 has a Control Panel tool called Windows 7 File Recovery Tool. You can use this for backups and there is a great option to backup your system configuration. In case the hdd ever fails, having the system configuration on a network drive or other device is very convenient.

I don't do data backups anymore. Instead, I use File History to mirror my computers and laptops on a NAS device.

I have about 6 PCs on a home LAN and each have their data replicated on a network drive, using File History. I use Windows 7 File Recovery tool to replicate the system configurations of each PC in case I need to recover from a hdd failure. I have 3 questions:

(1) Is my model of replicating data an effective model for backing up my data? Any problems with my approach?

(2) Is there an easy way (besides xcopy or robocopy) to backup configuration info such as Favorites, Desktop items, etc.?

(3) One of my PC's is running Vista. Is there an easy way to include this PC in my backup strategy? RIght now, I am using xcopy and robocopy to back it up to my network drive.

Thanks,

Paul

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Hi all,

I got the File Recovery Virus and followed the steps on this forum, having since re-ran MalwareBytes and other such checks it would appear I have got rid of the virus. There are no more pop up windows or warnings and I have the internet again, however the desktop still looks like it did when the virus arrived. The screen background is black, most of the icons disappeared and I still can't access any of the usual programs on the Start menu (i.e Control Panel). I have managed to find a lot of the icons again by going into folder options and "unhiding" them however I still seem to be locked out of many programs and get access denied messages.

As requested by the instructions on this forum I have attached the necessary txt files etc - any help would be greatly appreciated as this is all way over my head!

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Hi, an Acer Ultrabook was upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to Windows 8 Pro 64bit.
When complete the WiFi did not work but at that time it had Windows.old folder on the C:/ Drive.
The recommendation was to back up a recovery to USB and reinstall Windows 8 again.
This time after the install the WiFi worked but the Windows.old folder was gone.
On the USB Drive in the recovery folder there is a MBR file and folders that total about 2.2GBs.
This is where I offered to try and help my cousin with it.
I'm totally new to Windows 8 and I did not perform the backup.
My cousin has tried to get it to install her photos documents and pictures.
I had a play around trying to get it to install... but I was only noodling around seeing I didnt know how.
I thought of selecting it to boot from the USB but could not get the boot menu up with the F8 key.
At that point I decided to seek council from Tech Support Guy to see how to get this recovery installed "or if it can be!"
Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks
 

A:Windows 8 Upgrade recovery file USB

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I have tried everything in order to fix this problem but my windows 7 file recovery option on windows 8 opens up to a blank page so I can't backup my computer. Please help. There are no error messages

Just a blank page refering to the screenshot. Help would be much appreciated

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I tried searching and couldn't find someone with same problem as me. sorry if I over looked it.

Im running windows 8.1 pro x64. I just did a clean install and very foolishly I let the file history back up my data instead of doing a manual backup like I usually do.

I tried to do a recovery and it didn't show any recovery dates other than yesterdays date which was when I did the clean install

My computer used to be named Desktop and it had my name as the User. After the during the install I decided to name computer Office with my name as the user instead. I figured maybe changing it back to desktop would do the trick but it didn't work. I even assigned the backup drive the same letter it was prior to clean install.

I can see all my data on external I wouldn't mind just manually moving it back but theres a couple problems with that. First of all every file has now the time stamp right into the file name which is annoying but also for some stuff theres multiple copies with different time stamps.

No matter what I try I cant get the recover files to recognize theres a back up there. Thanks

A:file history windows 8.1 recovery issues

Hello Carlos,

File History saves the files to the folder location below. If you like, you can also just manually copy and pasteyour files from there back into your user folders.

(selected drive)\File History\(user-name)\(computer-name)\Data\C\Users
File History - Restore Previous File Versions in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 which I had backed up regularly on a 1TB USB drive.(It has come in handy on several occasions)
If I had installed a fresh non upgrade Windows 8, would it have had a backup routine? I'm very happy with the way things work, not complaining, but I would appreciate a little enlightenment on the subject.

Thank you,

Kent

A:Why isn't the backup called Windows 8 File Recovery?

The emphasis in Windows 8 has been moved to File History for file backup and recovery (not image backup) and Backup is now called Windows 7 File Recovery. You access it via Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows 7 File Recovery.

Why? No idea, that's just how it works.

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I had a problem that I have searched on the web and found different solutions. My situation is not usual (yet) so this may not help many people.

I have Windows 8 Pro 64 installed on an Asus Maximus V Gene. This has UEFI that allows booting from a GPT disk greater than 2 TB. I have a 3 TB Seagate installed and it has kind of been a hassle. The default of the UEFI is to boot with legacy BIOS and not UEFI. So every time the bios is updated it will reset and that will make it not boot (since the system disk is larger than 2 TB) and I have to go in and reset it. But now the UEFI of this motherboard is mature so that problem is no longer the issue it was. (Similar to how BIOS used to always default to IDE instead of AHCI.) Now, this setup works great.

But, to get to the problem. I would use "Windows 7 File Recovery" that is kind of hidden in the control panel and then would use a 3 TB external USB 3 drive to make the backup. It would start the backup and after a few hours would state the hard drive doesn't have enough space. But it was obvious that it does.

Here is the solution and it really only applies to people using a GPT system disk bigger than 2 TB with UEFI that supports booting from this.

I had to go to the USB external 3 TB hard drive and quick format it (deleting everything on it) and then deleting the volume in disk manager. Then right click the left side of the menu that shows the drive and make it into a GPT drive. Then create and expand the volume like u... Read more

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I need help asap i tryed to restart my whole computer to erase all viruses and everything on it but when i did it took me to system recovery option and when i click on recovery manager the error is 0x400110020000 100c and icant and i try startup repair when its done i press finish and restart but its takes me to windows loading files and takes me back to the same blue page with the system recovery option i tried everything but it just sends me backPLEASE I NEED HELP IM SCARED i need the computer thanks

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Hello, fellow computer engineers and exasperated casual users!

My first post on this forum, and I have a rather serious problem. Two days ago my father was using my computer. He shut it down, but then twenty minutes later wanted to check something else. He turned on the computer, and was met with a blue screen of death, error code 0x000024 or something similar.

I tried to start the computer in safe mode, but found that it would only load drivers up to mup.sys, at which point it would hang for a few seconds and then return to the BSOD.

I tried to use recovery console to replace the possible corrupted mup.sys, but that failed. When I came out of recovery console, I got this message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Sounds like bad news.

I have since spoken to a technician who advised me to boot the computer with either a Linux boot disk or an avast! BART CD. While I have used avast! antivirus for the last 6 months, I have never come across the BART CD before.
So, questions: Does anyone know what went wrong or how to fix it? If not, then I will settle with ways to recover my data and then wipe the hard drive and start again, something I have now had to do twice in the last year.

Does anyone know If I can put Linux on the computer in its current state? And if so, would it be possible to get the files i want to keep through Linux and not windows?

Finally, can anyone shed any light on exactly what... Read more

A:Windows XP File Recovery with Linux/avast! BART CD

You can make an Ubuntu Live CD and boot off of that and copy your files to a flash drive. But it sounds like your HDD may have failed. Run the HDD diagnostics for your HDD Manufacturer.

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











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A:Copy file fails hp sent recovery discs Windows 7

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

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I need help asap i tryed to restart my whole computer to erase all viruses and everything on it but when i did it took me to system recovery option and when i click on recovery manager the error is 0x400110020000 100c and icant and i try startup repair when its done i press finish and restart but its takes me to windows loading files and takes me back to the same blue page with the system recovery option i tried everything but it just sends me backPLEASE I NEED HELP IM SCARED i need the computer thanks

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Cannot copy file H:\\windows\sminst\drv\dta\app02641.dta! during PC recovery by partition

This error message is followed by another one:
H:\\windows\sminst\drv\dta\app02644148.dta!

The SMART short self test for the hard drive failed (error code HD521-2W)
What should I do? PC recovery with the Windows system recovery CDs does not work.
 

A:Cannot copy file H:\\windows\sminst\drv\dta\app02641.dta! during PC recovery

How old is the pc?
 

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Cannot copy file H:\\windows\sminst\drv\dta\app02641.dta! during PC recovery by partition

This error message is followed by another one:
H:\\windows\sminst\drv\dta\app02644148.dta!

What should I do? PC recovery with the Windows system recovery CDs does not work.

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Hi,

A quick summary:

1. Accidentally deleted system reserved partition
2. Tried to backup PC on external hard drive just in case, and had to delete old backup to make space on external hardrive.
3. Found you need system reserved partition to make backups. -_-
4. Tried bcdboot in cmd in Recovery Environment to no avail on a bootable usb.
5. Deleted EVERYTHING on PC hard drive to a brand new windows install
6. Windows still wouldn't boot
7. Found Windows 7 hates USB 3.0 and tried USB 2.0 and bcdboot fixed bootup issues
8. Used a file recovery program to recover old backup fully!

BUT now, the backup file structure is all messed up and Windows isn't recognizing the file backup and the recovery file wizard isn't appearing.

The files I have:
-Loads of zips.
-Loads of wbcats
-Backup GlobalCatalog and Global Catalog File
-Some XML files : BackupSpecs and 10 files all named similar to "f0c171a8-4721-46f8-9a58-297364af85cc_AdditionalFilesc3b9f3c7-5e52-4d5e-8b20-19adc95a34c7"
-MediaId and MediaID.bin

How do I get Windows to recognize the backup.

Thanks for reading my question and for any help!

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I opened my Windows Live Mail e - mail application and got the message unable to locate database etc plus jargon.

The application would not open.

I tried to reopen the application and got the message " recovering database " which failed .

This program has worked well until now - why should it go wrong ?

My operating system is windows 7 Home premium edition.

Any suggestions please as e - mails are very important to our business.

Regards

Flynne
 

A:Windows live mail database file recovery

Any suggestions please as e - mails are very important to our business.Click to expand...

I'd probably just restore from my backup. I've never tried WLM, but the problem here sounds pretty similar to yours, and I think the offered solution has a good chance of working for you.
 

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Hi,
My laptop has been acting up and I want to do a system repair. I've gotten several BSODs which lead to the operating system not being found. I ran a virus scan before the latter and nothing was found. I can get to the recovery options via my usb stick, but when I get there the operating system is not shown.
My only option is to load the drivers via the options dialog box to get my system working again. I say this because it doesn't automatically detect the OS. I've tried selecting a few INF files but none have worked.
So if anyone knows the correct INF file to recognize my hard drive and get my system back to windows, please help. If I can get back to windows I can save my data files to my external hard drive and then do a complete wipe of the drive.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thanks very much,
Kurojin

A:INF file needed for Windows 7 System Recovery Options to see HDD.

Hi Kurojin, Welcome to the forums, have a look at these tutorials Startup Repair and Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times and SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and finally Repair Install hope these help you

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Hi!
I opened a Word document that was attached to an email message (in my yahoo account) with Word 2007. I did a lot of updates to the document, clicking on the "Save" icon occasionally to make sure I didn't lose the changes, and I worked hours and hours on this document. Not thinking, when I was done, I clicked on the "x" in the upper right hand corner of Word to close the document. I thought the document was saved on my desktop, but it was not anywhere! I also looked for it with the search companion, specifying the date I last modified it and putting the temporary word file extensions like *.TMP and ~*.*, but it did not help. I'm really computer illiterate but I'm trying my best, looking at all the forums, but no way!
Another thing is that Iím working on a shared computer in my school, and I cannot access to everyfile, canít download any program, etc. I wanted help from our network administrator, he said he could not find, but I want to force every way bcs maybe he did not have much time to look for it. I would appreciate so much any ideas how I can find my document with the changes? The computer has windows XP professional version 5.1 (service pack 3, it says)
 

A:heelp! microsoft word 2007 file recovery? windows XP

First thing learn to do a "Save As" and save it where you know where it is, on any file when editing a attachment to emails.
It will save you a lot of grief..
Since you are using yahoo email I think you can kiss this file good by. As far as I know all internet mail attachments get cleared when closing out the file.
 

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I am having issues booting my windows 7 (service pack 1) laptop and I have been online trying fixes for hours. Based on the evidence it seems I most likely have a corrupt ntdll.dll in my system32 folder. One forum I read said to get the file from a computer with the same installation of windows and replace it using the recovery console. I tried this, but I get the message:

"The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open."

I assume this means some process has the file open. If this is the case, is there any way I can close it to copy over the corrupt version?

(All my restore points failed, startup recovery failed, sfc said it fixed corrupt files, but issue persists, and diskcheck said no problems so I am really out of options)

thanks
 

A:Replace corrupt system file from windows 7 recovery console

We should be able to fix this, but first I need to see a report from the System File Checker and we can go from there, follow the instructions below to run the check and post the log produced.
System File Checker
Click on Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click on cmd in the popup menu and select Run as Administrator.
Another box will open, at the Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. (Note the gap between the c and the /)
Let the check run to completion. DO NOT reboot the PC or close the cmd window.
Copy & Paste the following command at the Command Prompt and press Enter:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
This will place a file on your desktop called sfcdetails.txt which contains the results of the scan.
Copy and Paste the contents of the file into your next post.

 

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This topic is in relation to my booting problem stated in another topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518205/windows-7-do-not-load-microsoft-6to4-adapters-thus-preventing-system-to-startup/?p=3239584#entry323958 4
As i mentioned there, i have already tried almost the features of advance boot recovery method but still no good for my system.
The last suggested reply in that topic is to run repair with installation disk. However, because im with my phone only and having bad mobile internet speed, im still downloading the iso. ill bet it will be finished after new year.
So while waiting.. i keep on retrying to restore.
I remember, i have exported whole copy of my registry just a month ago. Its size property is more than 300 mb.
But there is always a however that follows. I did intentionally saved it on a folder which i have encrypted via its properties. Now im feeling frustrated because i cant acccess the file, copy or be used it by the recovery options.
The system restore automatically detected the said registry backup but always failing to use it because it has been encrypted. The actual error that i encountered tells me that it failed because disk has been damaged but actually its not... It just cant access its contents.
Now, im thinking if anyone here knows how can i decrypt/unencrypt its file property so i would be able to use it. It would be a big help for me and so christmas will be many many merry again.

A:how to remove file encryption through recovery console x:/windows/system32>

sorry... typo... the topic subject should be "How to remove file encryption through recovery console"
 
Fixed - Hamluis.

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So I'll try to give an exact account of what has happened.

85 GB of ISO files in a folder on my desktop.
I drag and drop the folder into an opened folder window. (this folder is futher in my /C)
New folder is created and a message says some files is in use and stops immediately.
Close program, delete partial folder created.
Message says files too large for recycle bin do you want to perm. delete them. Yes.
Drag and drop folder again, nothings there when I open it.
The whole process took no time at all. Never once did I see a status bar even blink on the screen. No waiting time whatsoever.

Here's the fun part.

My drive properites shows a 85 GB decrease in size and no .iso files show up in a search.
I tired one file recovery freeware program and only 8 of the iso's even showed up. All were "over written" and not recoverable. Restarted the computer. Ran it again, now no iso's show up.

I had a pretty knowledgeable programer help me through the above steps and they tried several options I can not describe, because they involved command prompt and other things I'm clueless about. Unfortunately Windows is not their hot subject, so suggestions are more than welcome.
Any ideas as to where the heck the files went? Is it worth it to try other recovery programs or will that just increase my chance of actually writing over the iso's?

Vista Home Edition
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 HD
ASUS A8N-SLI MB

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A:File Recovery: Files Not Showing Up In Recovery Program

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Hello..

Im on a domain

Im right clicking a folder and checking out its security settings becuase i want to see who has access to this particular object.

Ive noticed a few times over the years that sometimes here a sid show up like this:

(user)?-S-1-5-21-73563837363-893763837363-83736378383-1005

(meaning little clear head with question mark icon (overlapping head) followed by long sid)

anyways...normally its just users and groups. and not just some sort of id.

Does anyone know why this shows up sometimes?

These users have full control
-Me
-Admin
- and this strange sid that appeared out of nowhere lol.
 

A:Solved: Wondering why "(user)?-SID" displays in file properites > security tab

Could it be that the folder was created by a user account that was later deleted? That would leave SIDs with no corresponding user profile or Security information in the registry or on the domain. That could explain why the user name is unknown. The SID you show appears to be a local account so you should see the SID as a keyname in the registry under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

If the key doesn't exist or the user name listed under the key with that name no longer has an account on the machine it could explain what you are seeing.

John Hensley
www.resqware.com
 

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i been hearing around on blogs and forums that windows "reserves" 20% of you internets bandwidth for " background" updates. is this true if so what does it fully affect and how do i disable or atleast lower the precent

A:been wondering about networking+ windows

Hello Emmett,

This is really nothing to worry about or needs to be changed.

By default, Windows can reserve up to 20 percent of the network bandwidth for QoS traffic handled by the QoS Packet Scheduler. One hundred percent of the network bandwidth is available to be shared by all programs unless a program (Ex: Windows Update) specifically requests priority bandwidth. This 20 percent reserved bandwidth is still available to other programs unless the requesting program (Ex: VoIP applications) is sending data. Windows can then restrict the best effort traffic to a minimum of 80 percent of the bandwidth to the other programs so that the high priority traffic can be accommodated. If the program that reserved the bandwidth is not sending sufficient data to use it, the unused part of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data flows on the same host.

(same in Windows 7)
QoS Bandwidth Reserve Limit

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently had to to a Recovery of Windows Vista saving data, back to the 2008 level of Vista, using the Recovery partition on my Gateway laptop. The recovery created a 23gig Backup file with a subdirectory named by date and time, and including the files that had been under LOCAL DISK (C: ).

A previous post on this recovery is at:
Proper method of Recovery from Recovery with Automatic Backup on Gataway 32bit Vista?

I have been recovering these files one by one, but I cannot find the one containing my Windows Mail or Contacts.

So my question is: where are the old Windows Mail files and Contacts?

And how do I get them back into my current Windows Mail folder, which is working, but only with new mail.

Thanks for any assistance here,
ralphyde

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Helping a buddy

put in a cdrw for him and so he had the old spybot etc on his computer so I put the new spybot and it caught a few things they were all fixed
ran adware SE and it caught a few and they are fixed
Thats all there was, I put on IE-SPYAD and script defender and spyblaster.

I don't think there is anything real bad in his HJT LOG but I think there is probably some that needs to come out. Can someone give me some advice on what to do? Thanks, I apperciate any help. Here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:35:56 PM, on 2/11/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP\HP SOFTWARE UPDATE\HPWUSCHD2.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP\HPCORETECH\HPCMPMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\HJT PROGRAM NEW\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.IowaTelecom.net
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A:Solved: Windows 98 SE- HJT Log- was wondering if someone had time to look at this for me?

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Thanks
Ken
 

A:Wondering about reformating Windows NT Server Edtion to Windows 98

Assuming there is no data on the drive you need to save, just boot with the Win98 disk (don't need CD-ROM support, run fdisk and delete the NTFS partition, then create a new partition. You'll reboot to the Boot floppy again (with CD-ROM support this time) then format the disk as FAT32.
Insert the Win98 CD, switch to the drive letter of the CD (usually E if only one hard drive as Ram drive is assigned D) and type setup.

Enjoy

Jerry
 

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I had to replace my hard drive - I have my reinstallation DVD disc for Windows XP Media but nothing happens............am I forgetting something.... I am pretty much computer "dumb"! Thank you for any help you can offer...................

A:Windows XP Reinstallation

I don't know what "nothing happens" means.

Does the system boot to the cd? If not, go into the bios and change the boot order so the cd drive is the first device.

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Hello Guys

One of my friend has windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
and wants to install 64 bit (not Dual boot) So he wants to remove 32 bit and install 64 bit is there way to replace the operating system or something like that please answer in as much detail as possible because i am not good and installation of Windows or hard drive formating etc so please give me full detailed explaination
Thank you very Much in advance

A:Windows 7 Reinstallation

You'll need to do a Clean Install Windows 7 deleting all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7 and 8 to create new Partition(s) as desired.

The 64 bit OS is provided along with everything that must be backed up from the old install, how to do a perfect new install, set it up and maintain it perfectly in these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so study it carefully and ask back any questions.

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Ok, I reinstalled Windows XP Home edition on my computer to get rid of error messages and virus that were on my system and it worked. Now what do I do next? What else am I supposed to reinstall on m system to get it to be in regular working condition in relation to drivers (I have no idea what those are) or anything else to get it up and going? Also, my screen resolution is at 640 by 480 pixels and I know I need to increase that to make the display to regular size (right now everything is huge on the screen), but when I try to slide the arrow over to increase the resolution size it doesn't move. Is there something else I'm missing? ThanksMod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum and edited topic title~ TMacK

A:Windows Xp Reinstallation

Hello,Drivers are there to make sure your software can access your hardware correctly, a perfect example of this is as you describe the problem with your display resolution this is because windows can't communicate correctly with your graphics chip/card. to solve the issue you will need to go to the companys website where you will be able to install the right software.If you open up device manager... right click my computer->properties->hardware->device manager, what can you see under display adaptors?

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i forgot my password so reinstalled windows 7 using the disk i got with my dell laptop and now it is saying that the recovery drive is full!please help

A:reinstallation of windows 7

Can you post a screen shot Disk management?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Screenshot tools.
Screenshot with Paint
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap
Fscapture free download

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Yesterday i was just browsing around on my laptop and then decided to go to bed, so i put it in sleep mode and hit the sack. when I woke up I woke up my laptop and it didnt fully boot up (the screen was still black) so I shut it down and rebooted. it gets as far as my login and when I put in my password and get ready to log in, a window pops up and says "Insert the windows installation DVD or CD into your computer to begin the reinstallation process"

i dont want to re-install .. so how do I get passed this? ive tried restarting in safe mode and it just keeps doing this. Im running Vista and dont have the SP1 yet.. reformatting is NOT an option.. I am taking online classes and MUST have this data!!

please help
 

A:Windows ReInstallation??

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Hi.

I'm new to the Seven Forums.

I want to make my computer run faster and solve some problems on my computer. Some problems includes 'User Profile Can't Load' and can't login ( I have to restore Windows to an earlier state. I also want to make my computer run faster. I don't have enough time to do this so I want to reinstall...

However I was thinking can open a new user account and give it administration rights and move necessary files/ programs then deleting my current account, would that help? I just want to solve my computer problems and speed it up. (Trying to make my computer run like brand new). My Toshiba Laptop is only 1years old running Windows 7 320 GB Hard Drive. 4GB Ram.

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows 7- Reinstallation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If there are inherent problems with your current setup then creating a new user account won't help.

A clean install of Windows will improve performance and indeed, many people do just that on a regular basis.

Once you've reinstalled your operating system and software to your liking create a full system image and save it to an external hard drive so that if you get problems in the future you can just restore the backup.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Windows XP has to be reinstalled in my laptop.Please let me know how do I do that as I do not have cd with me.

A:Windows xp reinstallation

Hello and Welcome -Could you please list the Make and Model of your laptop, and why it needs to be reinstalled -Thank You -

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I've recently upgraded the processor, motherboard and chassi of my computer. The installation of the hardware went relatively smoothly and when the power is turned on, the system correctly recognizes the CD-ROM, the CD-RW, the hdds and so on. However, when I try to install Windows XP, the computer gets caught in an endless loop of copying files needed for the installation and then rebooting. The setup claims that the reboot is part of the installation process and that the installation will continue afterwards, but instead it tries to start the installation from the beginning all over again. What could be wrong?

Have tried the following:

- The BIOS has been flashed and upgraded to the latest version.
- I've tried changing the boot device priority in the BIOS - it does not work, regardless of whether I choose the CD-ROM or an hdd as boot device.

Hardware:
ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 1000 MHz processor
512 Mb of 266 MHz DDR SDRAM
 

A:Reinstallation of Windows XP

Might seem simplistic but just want to confirm:
When you start the initial install by booting to cd, usually you'll see "press any key to boot from cd..." (or similar). Of course, you press a key and start the install. At the point where it reboots, you should be sure you are NOT hitting any key again at the prompt to boot from cd. Doing so will start the install again.
 

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I have an HP computer and I perform a fresh (re)installation of Windows 7 at least annually. Is it quicker to go to the MS website and download Win 7 SP1, then activate auto update or allow the software to go thru the installation (initially 133 updates and more later, including SP1.
I understand that SP1 included all updates before it. (Duplicating some effort)

A:Reinstallation of windows 7

Hello Funkyecat,

Yes, it would indeed be better and easier to use the latest Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-58997.iso version that already includes a lot of updates that you wouldn't have to install later through Windows Updates.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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About a month ago the "Bad Image" error started popping up whenever I tried to open clients such as that for Skype and League of Legends. Uninstalling and reinstalling were not fixing the problem, so I decided to do a refresh to see if that would help. Just my luck, the power went out partway through and I haven't been able to fully boot the PC since then, probably because something is corrupted. I can get to the f11 options during startup (when it is starting up, if I don't touch the keyboard the screen is just black, no logo or icon, eternally). I tried refreshing and resetting my PC to which it just said "there was a problem resetting your PC" after only a few minutes. Then I tried to use my laptop to download Windows 10 installation media into a flash drive as per the Internet's instructions, but if I select boot from hard drive on the f11 menu, the HP logo and loading icon show up for a minute, then the screen goes back to eternally black. I'm not sure if there's much else I can do to fix it at this point, as I feel like I've tried everything. I only just got this PC for Christmas a few months ago, and my dad will be pissed if I have to take it to him because its not working after that short of a time period, especially because the PC, monitor, and graphics card are all very expensive. The PC is an HP Envy. Are there any other things I can do to factory reset my PC? I didn't have any important files on it so preserving my old data is not a concern. A... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I own an HP Probook laptop and I want to reinstall my windows 7.
I heard Hp has some system recovery disc or factory setting disc to make the task easier to perform?
But I searched it up on HP and the info is very complicated.
So can someone tell me how to reinstall the OS using those tools? Thank you.
By the way, the reason I am doing this is because the computer is infected with tonnes of viruses. I am not sure about the backup feature of windows, because that may carry the virus over to my fresh reinstalled windows. Should I back my stuff up? They are mostly movies (stored legally) and music on the computer and some unimportant documents.

A:Reinstallation - HP Windows 7

Hi -

Press F11 key during boot-up - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...WithoutWindows

Once in Recovery, follow these steps - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...#RecoverySteps

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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wondering if any one can advise on this issue :
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my other problem is , how can i open ports while file sharing.....as i always get this problem.plz do not give me link to other port opening sites, as i have already been there but didn't understand anything as iam a noob in almost everything in comp.plz plz help me to resolve these probs.............cheeeeeeeers!!!!
 

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Hi all. I want to first of all say thank you in advance. I've worked as a PC tech for the last year and a half at a local joint here in College Station, TX and BC has been a wonderful resource in the past for me. To date, I haven't needed to ask questions directly; unfortunately, this latest one has stumped me. I have done my best to peruse the forum for previous topics of this nature and have found nothing. I realize it's a pain to answer the same thing twice so please feel free to redirect me if you found something I didn't.

Unlike most problems for which I've sought help on BC, this one is personal. I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop but I'm running into some problems. First, I've run MEMTEST and HDD checks and everything checks out. Second, the full OS installation history was (OEM) 32-bit Vista, 32-bit Windows 7, and 64-bit Windows 7 (currently, or more appropriately formerly as I've already reformatted the hard drive).

I'd like to install Windows x86 on this machine as I've recently purchased a new performance laptop on which I have x64 Win7 installed. Before you protest, the laptop I'm asking about only has 2 GB RAM so there's no point in having x64 installed (and in fact it causes a lot of compatibility problems for legacy programs; yes, I installed Virtual Machine w/ XP but the graphics card doesn't carry over so I can't run the programs I need). Unfortunately, every time I try to boot to the ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64-bit to 32-bit reinstallation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Louis

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I just replaced the hard drive on my HP Laptop. It is a brand new drive. I have my reinstallation CD's that came with the system. What is the procedure for reinstallation? Do i have to format the drive and do I have to create a partition? Any help is appreciated. thanks

A:Reinstallation of Windows 7

Hi go into the bios Tapping F2 on booting and set the cd\dvd drive as first boot device insert your disc use F10 to save and exit and boot from the disc then follow the prompts

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Just need one little answer

I reinstalled my 32bit windows 7 to 64 and now have windows.old folder in C:\...am I free to delete it?I mean is that ALL left from my old windows,files etc or there is something more I have to delete to free space from useless old windows...?

A:Reinstallation of windows

thats it, if you don't need anything out of it...

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Hello,
     I purchased windows 7 - Home Basic few years back and my laptop crashed and i lost all th ebackup including the OS.
I still retain activation key. I would like to install genuine windows 7 and activate it again.
Please guide me about where i can find the ISO file of Windows7.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows 7 - ReInstallation

Hi Karun,
Is this an OEM version?
If it is an OEM version, it is recommended to ask for help from the device manufacturer website.
If it is a retail version, we could get an installation media here.
Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Best regardsPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

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How to reinstall windows xp by formating 'c' drive only as my hard disk is having 4 drives in which i have to format 'c' drive only and install fresh windows xp plz help me

A:Windows XP Reinstallation

F2 during startup

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Just found out the windows xp professional i purchased and installed on my sons computer is not genuine and has service pack 1 on it. As a result i am unable to receive updates. I wish to install a genuine windows xp professional with service pack 2. Do i need to remove the service pack 1 version before i install the genuine version (SP2) or if i just insert the genuine version SP2 disc will this automatically remove SP1 version and then install the SP2 version. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows xp reinstallation

You should be able to do a repair install using the new legal cd and Product Code.

These are good guides to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897

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I am going to reinstall windows because I am moving windows to another hard drive, but I have a concern reinstalling windows.

Presently, I am using a copy of Windows 7 x64 provided to me by my university. However, after installing it on my desktop, I also tried to use the serial on my laptop, but it would not let me activate. My concern that it is a one time use serial, however a friend told me that it windows registers the hardware on my machine when activating, and that was why I could not activite on my laptop.

Now I will be reinstalling it on my desktop, and I need a second opinion here. Will the serial work on my desktop (its only been used once).

Thanks.
 

A:Windows Reinstallation

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Hey all, im new to the forum.

I have Windows Xp and my computers screwed up, not seriously screwed up but i just want to reinstall windows: a fresh start.....
I bought my computer from a retail store and XP was already installed so i didnt get a Windows Xp CD witht eh computer. How do i go about reinstalling windows now? By the way, i dont really want to use system restore and ive backed up the files that i want.

Regard,
Michael G
 

A:Windows Xp Reinstallation Without CD

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Hi all,
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How can i reinstall windows and do i have to delete the partition it is on and re partition it
!!

will need careful explaining as i am not a competent computer user as you can see

using toshiba laptop 250gb

A:reinstallation of windows 7

This may be your answer: NeoGrub - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

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hi there
I have a one yr old Acer desktop with Vista Home premium.
Lately when I turn the computer on in the mornings, all is fine, I enter my password , get to welcome screen, and am ready to start working, and the computer restarts itself without any warning.

I get a screen then headed "Windows error recovery", " windows did not shut down properly"and a selection of four choices.
I select start windows normally, which it does, and then I have no further problems until the next morning

what can I do please?
thanks, cheers
peter

A:[SOLVED] Windows Error Recovery - WERCON - Firefox - BSOD - no memory dump file -

Hello petergo007,

Disable automatic restarts. Then when the problem happens you may get a Blue Scree error with details. Make a note of the details and post back.

Here is the steps to disable auto restart
http://www.winvistatips.com/disable-...estart-a84.php

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Hello,
Wondering if anyone is using Windows 7 File Recovery from the Control Panel in Windows 8. Would like to confer on it's strength and performance. Thanks for any response!
Glenn

A:Anyone using Windows 7 File Recovery in Windows 8?

As you probably know by now, this is the oddly named version of Backup and Restore for Win 8. I have not used it to actually restore any files yet, but seems to work as expected on schedule. It backs up all personal files and data, and then creates a full disk image of the Win 8 partition. Be careful the first time you use it for backup, as it can replace/corrupt any Win 7 saves on the same drive. Luckily you are warned before it continues, so just please pay attention to any popup dialogs.

John

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A:Wondering about a compatible video card for windows 10

If you don't do any gaming at all, the built in graphics in your motherboard or CPU will be adequate.

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I just updated Windows Media Player 9 to 10 and when the installment of Media Player 10 completed it said that the setup was not successfull but the setup was really completed and there is nothing wrong with the player.Could someone please tell me why there was that error message.

I have Windows XP Proffessional.
 

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Hello!
I currently have a HP laptop which originally had Windows Vista installed. When I got the laptop it had a few virus' and wasn't starting correctly but I managed to get it running decently well just by going through forums and troubleshooting each step of the way. Then I decided I would install Windows 7, since I go to school and I can get a free (downloaded) copy I figured why not. It worked much better so it seemed like a good decision. It's been just over year that I've been using it in this condition and it's working fine, but it has seemed to be going a bit slower lately. Also, there is no point in Vista still being installed since it is never used, so is there a way to uninstall the Vista without losing any information on my Windows 7 copy? I came across some info about the boot being partitioned to the Vista copy so I don't want to do anything that is irreversible.

Alternatively, I could download another version of Windows 7 and save it somewhere (a removable hard drive?), then completely reformat my hard drive and install that downloaded copy so that i would be starting new. This option sounds better to me if doable. I could possibly acquire a disk, but i believe that option is not free from my school (which isn't as nice, since i'm a broke student).

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A:Wondering about a new Windows 7 install process (no disk)

Look over these same steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to see how your Win7 install compares. If you're game we can help you get and keep a perfect install.

And if you'll post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we can help you remove Vista if it's still on the drive.

Additionally you can reboot and tap the ESC key for BIOS Boot Menu to select Diagnostics to see if they still run from boot. If so then that would be the only partition you'd want to keep for sure if you're ready to reinstall.

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I've had this computer since about July, and right away I had issues. It took a little over a month to realize the problem was a bad stick of RAM. I of course RMA the sticks and have not had a BSOD, or a majority of the other issues that were occurring since. However they're still some oddities. Every time I seem to d/l a file of a certain size I get disc volume errors which leads to Chkdsk whenever I reboot. Even though it does not find any errors, it does fix whatever set off the disc volume error message I received while running the maintenance task. Other issues include not being able to deleted certain files, and programs and not being able to update windows.

I know the problem isn't my HD, I've checked it multiple times and even though I've done repair/custom installs I've yet to complete reinstall windows completely. The repair installs have not fixed anything but I wonder if a complete reinstall is really any different. Also at this they're a a lot of files I want to save, and I wonder the best possible way to go about that as well as the whole process in general.

Though it isn't a huge problem, I think I've waited long enough to try this approach.

A:Reinstallation of Windows the best solution?

Hello.


Start by having a thorough look at the information presented below to get some ideas where to start and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive. Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I downloaded windows 8 consumure preview and I wanted to reinstall window7 so I get my windows 7 disk and hit reinstall. When it was about 70% done and it freezes then it crashes I turn it back on and a loop hole appears and it saids this message
" the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click ok to restart the computer, and then restart installation"
I hit ok. It restarts and the same message pops up.

Can any of you help?

A:Windows 7 reinstallation error help!!!!

Follow these same steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 making sure you boot the installer.

Delete all partitions during install, create new and format or just click Next to let installer do it for you. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If it fails again wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command

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So, this is my second post here. My last problem was not being able to reinstall. I then later found out that my ram was faulty and now i'm able to install windows again. My problem is now that when i try to open windows, after showing the windows symbol and the spinning thing, my screen just goes black. I have tried reinstalling and reseting my computer, but with no luck.
i built my computer myself and here's the specs:

OS: Microsoft windows 8 pro 64 bit
Disc Drive: LiteOn iHAS124
HDD: Western Digital HD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM WD10EZEX
RAM: G.skill Sniper series 8gb (2x4gb)
GPU: Msi N670 GTX PE
Case: Zalman Z11 plus
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Exteme4 ATX
Powersuply: XFX PRO Edition XXX series 850W
Aftermarket cooler: Noctua NH-D14
SSD: KINGSTON SSD 120GB HyperX 3K SATA3
If you want to read my old post here is a link: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1088730-unable-reformat-computer.html#post8610223

Hope somebody can help.
 

A:Windows 8 not booting even after reinstallation

So we keep things tidy would you please respond to the other topic you mention
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1088730-unable-reformat-computer.html

indicating the ram was faulty and mark THAT topic solved by clicking the mark solved button please and then we can continue here.
Thanks.

Are you installing to the SSD drive or the WD 1TB please
 

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hi there
the first problem is that when i start my computer, i put in my password and username, then windows fails to load, all that happens is my screen turns black and all i can see is the white cursor which i can still move around the screen.
after being on many forums i tried alot of things but nothing worked, so i decided to reinstall vista, however i do not have the installation disks as my computer came with vista already installed. but again i saw on the internet that microsoft have windows vista recovery disks files available to download. so i downloaded them and burned them to dvd. i booted windows up from the disks went to reinstall, put in my product key and then i get a message saying that it cannot find the file from a source folder called "install.wim"
ive downloaded the recovery disk a few times an each time this install file is missing, ive looked at the contents of the disk eith another computer and inside the source folder all that is there is a "boot" file no install file anywhere to be seen.
can any1 help, or do u know where i can download a proper recovery disk for windows vista
thanks

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Clean Install Windows 7

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Hello, and Welcome
 
Your command should look like this at the recovery console prompt.

expand x:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\
Where x:\ is your CD drive letter and  c:\ the letter of your hard drive
 
You can verify the letters by typing
 
map 
 
at the prompt.
 
If that does not work follow the steps here.

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