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Q: Vista system recovery problem

After my hard drive crashed, my brother installed a new one for me. I ordered recovery discs from Sony and he installed them also. The computer couldn't detect any operating system from what he told me so since I misplaced my Vista Home Edition he installed XP Professional. After not being able find any drivers for my Sony Vaio model VGN-FE855E I found out that my notebook is not compatible with anything besides Vista. Sony Tech people told me I should find my operating system on the recovery discs the sent me. Im trying to run them but I have a message saying: "The recovery drive letter is the same as the system drive letter". What does it mean and why I can't get my system recovered?

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A: Vista system recovery problem

Hi, First I must say I have no knowledge of Sony Viao hardware, BUT you have the problem which is, when you bought the PC new, it will have had the Vista OS installed twice. Once in a partition that you never use, that will be in the condition as it was the first day you used it. The second version, is a copy of the first, but is the one you have been working with, until it crashed, or hard drive failed.
When you go into the recovery routine, the software is looking for the first copy of Vista, and then to copy it over (on top of) the second version of Vista. BUT because you have changed the hard drive for a new one, the recovery partition is not there. Your PC was pre-activated with Microsoft for your particular machine to use Vista (Home premium, or Pro or Ultimate), and will have had the drivers installed for all the devices, (touchpad, webcam, DVD, card reader etc) on the original hard drive, which you now have lost. What you do now depends on what Sony have supplied on the discs that they sent to you.
I will assume they have supplied the Vista operating system, or the Sony OEM version, plus all the drivers for your PC. So all you need to do, is to make your PC read from the DVD drive when you switch on, with the Sony disc in the DVD drive. It should then be fairly automatic, and you will need to enter some information as you go along. The most important being the 'Product key' which is printed on a sticker underneath your PC. Best to copy it down before you start. It is five blocks of letters and numbers, you will have to type them into Vista, part way through the install process. To make your Pc look at the DVD drive rather than the hard drive, you press power on, then look for a message on-screen, 'Setup=F2' or 'Boot order=F12', or similar, it may vanish off screen quickly, but if you miss it, just shut down and start again. When you see a screen with options, you look for 'Drives' or 'Boot order'. You have to make the list of your drives look like; 1st =CD/DVD, 2nd On-board IDE/SATA. (Any others in the list are not important. NOTE that you have to use certain keys, eg. cursor, enter, pg up, pg dwn, esc at this stage.)
Then put the Sony DVD into the drive, look on screen for the option 'Save changes and exit' (normally F11). Your PC will reboot, and start reading off the DVD. It will ask you various questions as you go along, (your location, time zone etc). You should find it takes about 1 1/2 hours, and you may have to put in a second DVD as supplied by SONY after Vista has installed. If all goes well, you may need to go to Microsoft's site to 'activate' Vista, but it's automatic. I will assume this is what will happen, if not, in worst case situation, that is if Sony didn't supply Vista, you MAY have to buy a new Operating system, it will be Windows 7 now, not Vista. If you do that, you will get a new 'Product key'. Also you will need to go to Sony's site to download the specific drivers for your PC. (But try your Sony supplied disc first, you should not need to spend any more money). Hope this helps.
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Hello & tia to All,

The installation from the recovery partition went w/o a hitch. Windows update is sluggish to non responsive. IE7 "cannot open the website-operation aborted" is the message when trying to download drivers from HP or anything from Read that I needed the current version of windows update agent and a newer version of IE but cannot get on the websites. It will open Google or AOL though.

I've recovered this laptop in the past (2+years ago) with very few problems but tonight I'm stuck. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

HP dv7-2043cl-vista home premium 64bit sp1

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This is a good example of why Windows and other software products should be updated regularly. Microsoft ended support for SP1 in 2011. You should be running SP2 and IE9 - in fact you should be concerned that IE11 isn't supported on Vista and thinking about installing Chrome. It sounds like you're so out of date that Windows Update no longer works. Hopefully a Guru will have some suggestion other than take your PC to a repair shop.

[Edit] Sorry, after some sleep it dawns on me that I would be in the same situation if I had to recover from the factory image on my HP machine, so your question is of general interest for Vista users.
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Look here for a MS "Fix it" file: -

Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

See if that works? Might not be applicable here though?

You might be better off starting from the recovery DVD's you created from the system, you did create them?

Which is your main system now, Vista or Seven?
Can you access and save your documents etc. from the Vista partition?
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A:Vista System Recovery

Uhhh ok! How do I do that?
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A:Vista, System Recovery "i Think"

If all you did is transfer files (not programs) onto the laptop, and you've now copied them back to the old PC, simply deleting them and the directories/folders they are in should bring your laptop back to the way it was.

I'd delete (delete from the "trash bin" too) enough to get back say 20% of your HD space and then re-boot. This will allow your system to use that recovered HD space for it's virtual memory swap file and it should be noticeably faster. Then delete the other pics, music and vids, etc. that you temporarily moved to the laptop.

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Hi and welcome to TSF the info here may help Fixing "BOOTMGR is missing" Error While Trying to Boot Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
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How did you backup your data?

You can always look in Windows Explorer.

Right click on the Start Orb> click on Open Windows Explorer.

In the smaller left pane click on Local Disk (C:) In the right pane click on Windows. You can look to see if there are any files that look familiar, or you can look at the dates to find the file which was created on that date.
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will it allow to go into safe mode at all
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - you should see a menu which includes safemode
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Welcome to SF Am I correct that you want to import vista data (or is it applications) into win 7. If its data (office files) you can install office in win 7 then import the data files. Anything that needed to be installed in vista is probably gonna need to be installed in win 7. The other data files like e-mail, word docs, etc can be imported.
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It depends on which System Recovery option you're choosing. Could you describe how to get to the option that you're using?
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Did you create a new Partition for Win7 or are you overwriting Vista?

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try booting to a live cd
this will give you a chance to see if all your hardware is ok
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You may find it in the list of installed updates under Windows Update.....
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No thats not normal, you should stop it.
What model hp? What operating system?
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A:should we do system recovery for clients who have a Vista pc

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go into your bios and see if it can see your harddrive.
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A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

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Hello and welcome to the TSG Forums.

It's possible that the recovery disk set is trying to install over XP but without removing it all and has hit a brick wall. It will be faster and cheaper to ask Gateway to replace the Vista package with an XP CD because Vista will need more RAM than you almost certainly have and is still regarded as a sub-standard OS.
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A:System Recovery of Elitebook 6930p on Vista

Hi and welcome to TSF from the manual

Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup
Restoring defaults will not change the hard drive mode.
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Hi CPstyle,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

What is the manufacturer, make, and precise model of your computer? What is the manufacturer, make, and precise model of the new motherboard and where did you get it and can you provide a website link for the motherboard? Have you verified with the computer manufacturer that the motherboard will work in that computer given the other components and its requirements? How did you run chkdsk if you can't run the Recovery Disk with the HDD installed and can't boot to the HDD? If you need to re-install, how will you do it (genuine Vista Installation Disk, Recovery Disk from the Manufacturer, Recovery Partition on the hard drive,...)?

My first guess is that the motherboard is not compatible with one, some, or many components in your computer (or the computer in general) and/or with your version of Vista. Another possibility is that the BIOS aren't compatible with the motherboard and you either need updated BIOS or a motherboard that can work with them (or possibly that the BIOS just need some type of reconfiguration based on the change).

My second guess is that the system wasn't put back together properly in some way and thus is causing this problem. Double-check all the connections. Don't just snug them - remove and replace them all.

But first, let's see what you have and see if there are any obvious problems. Please answer all the above questions and provide any other details you think may help (and try to fully complete the System Specifications section of your User Profile on this forum).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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Here's the deal my Windows stopped booting up so I rebooted my computer It's a Windows Vista Home Premium I made a set of recovery files on DVD discs as instructed these were supposed to back up all my files Once I rebooted I inserted the first disc then it asked for the last DVD then the first on not System read Discs Recovery being Vista again It read and did whatever it was supposed to but when it asked for the second disc it froze The program hadn't done anything for over minutes so I ended it and restared by computer which is totally good now In the meantime I tried to open some of the picture files but it was saying something along the lines of I didn't have authority to read these files So I looked into the Properties and then Security and did something I can't really remember System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista what EXACTLY I did but after that I could open and read the files Because I was bored I moved the picture files from the first recovery file to where they were originally on my desktop Now when I enter the second disc it doesn't read or do anything automatically like the first disc All it responds with is a window pops up and asks for me to either quot choose which program to pick from to read this disc quot either quot online quot or quot manually quot This is a quot fbw quot file and have NO idea where to find a program to read this Perhaps I messed up by adjusting the details of the first file so I could view the files which were System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista already on my hard drive not the actual disc System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista Is there anyway I can restore the settings or undo anything I may have done so that I can retrieve all the other information off the remaining discs Any help is greatly appreciated

A:System Recovery Discs not being read on Vista

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

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

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

The "NEXT" button on the recovery manager panel will activate. Click it, and you're on your way! You'll be prompted for each of your disks in descending order.ORcontrol panel > backup and restore center > Restore ComputerFollow the instructions.
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Hello excuse me for my English i have a problem with my laptop My main problem is to acces and backup data For keeps Vista starting recovery system options in this I am asking for a solution More than a week ago i think i ran into a virus My computer was running with some error messages but it was running I thought system recovery Vista keeps starting in system recovery options optios was a good idea to run possibly help solving some problems I ran recovery options but i got the message that it was unable to recover found problems I restarted the laptop Now the problem is that system recovery options keeps starting when i start my laptop In other words i am unable to acces windows or all my data I can run chksk in command prompt that doe not help system restore gives an error and is unable to perform and system repair sais it can fix the problems After i restart system recovery options starts again and again and so on Same in the Safe mode Now format and reinstalling the laptop is a solution An other solution which i can perform as a non computer expert is more than welcom But the most important thing for me is acces to my data and emails Can someone plese give me a simple and working solution for this Maybe stupid ideas from me but is it possible in any of the ways described below Install a second windows for example XP on the second hard drive of the laptop Posibble and how is the procedure Entering windows in a different way maybe not running fully but enough to acces data and copie it to an external harddisk device Downloading or making a startup dvd on an other pc Does that work help and what is the procedure Many thanks in front
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I have entered the start up menu using Esc and run all the testes in system diagnostics and everthing is fine there. I have also tried using system recovery and it takes me back to the black screen.

please help.

A:hp vista not booting, system recovery not starting

ok i got the recovery disk and tried restoring the system but it failed. any suggestions...
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I searched around and couldn't find a good thread that deals with this specifically.

I want to do a clean install of Vista Home Premium x64, however all I have are the 3 system recovery DVD's I created on my HP. The PC didn't come with an OEM style disk like back in the good ol days. I'm familiar with doing an install with an OEM Windows CD, but I want to get this PC back to original configuration and can't for the life of me figure out how. Any tips would be great. Thanks.


A:Clean Vista x64 Install with System Recovery Disks

Just put the DVD disc 1 in the tray and reboot the computer. It should directly boot from the DVD, reformat the computer all by itself. I had to do it a couple months ago. You shouldnt have a problem. Just insert the next disc when it says to an your in the clear. It is restore it back to when you first turned it on.

Good Luck.
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A:Windows Vista Stopped After System Recovery/cannot Boot Normally

System restore or system recovery. Two very different things..System restore will bring your PC back in time without loosing any saved files and stuff. System recovery will bring back your nb to factory settings loosing every piece of info in your Nb.I recommend a recovery to wipe it clean and back to factory settings, to make sure the nb is clean...You can always get a Hijackthis log and post it here to get it cleaned.Eather one you chose I will recommend reading this to make sure it doesn't happen again. Most of the times a pc/nb gets infected is cause you open/clicked/etc on something.Mav
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A:Vista to Windows 7 install ending in system recovery

It looks like there is a mess-up with the MBR. The MBR is still pointing to the Vista partition which you have deleted. Try to fix the MBR (there are several tutorials and threads explaining that on this forum).
Or, if you can get at all into the system, go to msconfig > Boot tab and delete the Vista entry.
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A:Win7 reset to Windows Vista after system recovery

Did the computer come with Vista and a Windows 7 DVD? Or, did your friend buy Windows 7 separately?

If the computer came installed with Vista (which I'm sure it did, since you got Vista when you did a restore action), and your friend can't find the Windows 7 install DVD and key, then yes - you have to buy Windows 7.
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I was playing my new game (COD WAW) when my system froze up. I reset and found my system stalled at ?missing bootmgr? on startup. So I go to my Vista CD to run a repair of Windows. The problem is Windows does not see my operating system and suggests I load drivers for my hard disks. My operating system is on 2 WD Raptors in Raid 0. I have tried to load drivers from my MOBO disk and from WD, but nothing was worked. I know I?m missing something simple (I hope), but would welcome help in finding drivers to load that will allow the windows repair disk to see my operating system. This and any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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A:Vista System Recovery & Google Search Redirects

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.
I am going to stick with you until ALL malware is gone from your system. I would appreciate it if you would do the same. From this point, we're in this together ;)
Because of this, you must reply within three days failure to reply will result in the topic being closed!
Please do not PM me directly for help. If you have any questions, post them in this topic.
Lastly, I am no magician. I will try very hard to fix your issues, but no promises can be made. Also be aware that some infections are so severe that you might need to resort to reformatting and reinstalling your operating system.
Don't worry, this only happens in severe cases, but it sadly does happen. Be prepared to back up your data. Have means of backing up your data available.____________________________________________________Rootkit UnHooker (RkU)Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.Link 1 (.exe file)Link 2 (zipped file)Link 3 (.rar file)In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can downlaod, install and use the free 7-zip utility.Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program.
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A:OS missing? Vista does not start; boots into system recovery options

Well...I'm no IT person or tech of any sort, just a member...and I don't have familiarity with Vista...but if you are talking laptop...and Dell advised reinstall...I would hardly advise something else.That said...let's try this.Download/install BlueScreenView, .Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, click Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Funny that you don't mention the content of any onscreen error messages that have been received relative to your system.What is the exact model of this Dell system?Louis;-boots-into-system-recovery-options/
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A:System won't start, Vista Recovery disk results in BSOD

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

I believe that the STOP 0xC1F5 error is a separate issue. Here's a link to a description of the error and some fixes for Vista: BSOD Index - STOP 0xC1F5
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Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
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If you continue to receive this error message. contact the hardware manufacturer.
File /Boot/BCD
Status 0xc00000e9
Info An unexpected I/0 error has occurred.

I have had nothing plugged into the computer. Now I am at System Recovery Options screen but no operating system is listed and when I click on Load Drivers I don't know where to go after that.

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A:No OS in System Recovery Options (Vista Home Premium Dell Laptop)

You may have hard drive issue....Run hard drive diagnostics: (or sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here:
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A:Will Vista/Vaio system recovery discs delete personal files?

The factory recovery process will overwrite and destroy everything that's currently on the C: drive. That's why you are supposed to keep backups of all your personal files on a separate drive or on optical discs while you are able to do so, and not wait until disaster strikes which prevents you from copying anything.
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A:[SOLVED] Games dont run after system restore and removal of Vista Recovery virus. Hel

Hello and welcome to TSF.

So the screen goes black and stays that way? Does it show a crash at all, and can you get back into Windows after it (try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del>Start Task Manager)?

It sounds like a DirectX issue rather than a video driver. Also, have you tried a full-screen video? Head over to YouTube and try making a video full-screen. Let us know how it goes. Good luck!

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Recovery image would be prefered
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The following link shows the HP system recovery guide I have been following:
Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) | HP? Support
(Please scroll to 'Recovery from a USB flashdrive')

Everything is working fine up until step 10. Upon (successful) completion of the 'recovery preparation', I am prompted to click continue to restart and proceed to the 'recovery installation' part. However, once the PC boots, it remains stuck on the first boot screen (black background with HP logo in middle, 'press the ESC key for startup menu' in bottom left)....

Thanks for your help,

A:HP System Recovery Problem

Have you tried to press the ESC key and selecting the flash drive to boot up again?

From what I understand what is happening is that, when the PC restarted it does not know what to boot up from. Your replaced HDD is empty without OS and it doesn't auto boot from the flash drive, so it's stuck there waiting for instructions.
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I hope the images clarify my problem.

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What commands did you issue in Recovery Console please.
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Sounds like your destructive recovery may not have fully reformatted the hard drive as you had thought. A Google search for ProcessLogger.exe suggests it is some kind of spyware.

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You might have to use a floppy drive if you have one, or download and copy it on a USB from another computer then use your BIOS update utility and see if that works.
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Hi there. Welcome to TSF.
Assuming that your machine boots OK without the Recovery Disc and you have no other discs, I suggest that you follow the steps in this thread and post a log in the HJT forum.
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A:system recovery problem

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if there is not data needed on either partition, delete them both. highlight the partition and press d to delete. you should have to press L to confirm. once they are gone, install in the newly unallocated space.
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I have no experience with Amilo, however if this prob occurs on a Laptop I would boot to the Bios and run a Hard disk Diag. This will tell you if the hard drive is OK or not! If not is the case usually a #7 will appear in the message.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I am sending you some tutorials to read on system recovery.

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Welcome to the Seven Forums, Ninchie.

One way would be to download an ISO image of your version of Windows 7 from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn it to a Windows 7 Installer DVD and reinstall Windows.

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Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is it possible that the cds are scratched or dirty? How many are there and if there are more than 1 at which one does it start acting up?
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So the following:

I had put on me for Christmas a new PC that had Windows Vista recovery on a separate partition on the hard disk / is.
Had the time when the recovery was still not back to burn them to DVD's desire to order it.
Have now Windows 7 on it.
In the boot screen appears, as always, that I will appear by pressing the "F11" button, the Recoverymen?. This goes some way no longer.
At defragmentation does not show yet that the data reside on the partition. But as soon as I can access this partition, there's nothing, but already, the memory, even though the files ALL (!) Are still available.

Can you help me or maybe give some tips on how I could get back my old OS?

The PC was bought from HP and collected.

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alexenjen said:

I've been trying to re-install the OS, via the System Recovery for this Gateway 842GM desktop. At 4% of the installation, I get the following error: File extraction process failure.
I tried the following already and failed:

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4. Format drive with Partition Magic each time before recovery
5. Installed external DVD/DVD RW drive

It's not letting the installation process to continue.

Either the motherboard is bad or there's a special setting in the bios when it comes to SATA drives. I had a similar failure with a Dell computer and it ended being the bios setting for SATA drives. I just cant remember and cant find it on the Gateway computer. ..Click to expand...
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There should be a bunch out there with scripts for adding diagnostics and repair, av programs etc..
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