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Block Tracker got stuck after having destructive recovery

Q: Block Tracker got stuck after having destructive recovery

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

Just wondering, have I posted this in the correct section!?
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I am trying to do a proper destructive recovery
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~ I am the administrator with a password
I've tried to reboot and press/tapped F11
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I've tried to reboot and press/tapped Esc

How do I start the destructive recovery??

A:Destructive recovery

and welcome to the Forum

What Brand/Model is this pc?
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A:Help on Destructive recovery

Let's slow down just a bit...first, please describe what problems you've experienced with Windows Explorer.
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A:Non-destructive Recovery Help

What's that make and model number of your computer?
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2. Outlook express is there but I lost all emails and addresses??
3. Quickbooks; I con there i try to load and it won't load.

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I no langer have software discs for printer, microsoft office, etc as i am goign through a divorce long story. Help

A:Help with HP recovery non destructive

Possibly OE made a new store. I would first of all unhide all system folders in Control Panel, Folder Options, View and uncheck all 3 references to hidden files. Then use Windows Explorer, Docs and Settings, Local Settings, Application data, Identities and see if there is more than one Identities folder there. If yes and you open then use View details so you can see the size of the folders and tell that way. You can go into OE, Tools, Options, Maintenance and change the location of the Store to the other one if there are 2.
Any programs you installed after you got the pc will not be there after restore so you will need to get cd's for Office and Quickbooks and unfortunately there is no way around it.
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A:Help w/Destructive Recovery

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A:Destructive Recovery

You should probably run and error check and disk defragmentation on your PC. To start the defrag tool, go to start and type in 'defrag'. A link to the defragmentor should pop up. Click on it and run the defragmentor. Once that's done, go the "Computer" and right click on it. Go to proporties. Now click on the Tools tab, and then click on "Check Now". Check the boxes that say "Automatically recover bad sectors" and "Automatically fix filesystem errors." Run the scan.

That should help things run smoother. Also note that you should do too much on your computer when running these scans.
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A:HP Laptop Non-destructive recovery?

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A:Hijack Log After Destructive Recovery

Hi Reggieboy,Sorry for the delay, this forum is swamped right now.Your Hijackthis is a Beta version, and it is also running from a temporary folder. Please install a copy of Version 1.99.1 (the most recent stable version) in its own folder, as follows:First, delete the HijackThis .zip file currently on your computer.Then, download the self-extracting installation file here. Save it to your desktop. Next, double-click the HijackThis_SFX.exe file icon. A window will open. Accept the default installation folder by clicking Unzip on the right side of the window.Navigate to the program by clicking Start, My Computer, then double clicking C:, Program Files. Find the HijackThis folder and double-click it to open.If you would like to make a shortcut for your Desktop so it's more easily accessible, right click the HijackThis icon (it looks like a detonator with some dynamite sticks) and choose Send To > Desktop (create shortcut) .Now, please open your new HijackThis program, run a scan, and copy and paste the log to a reply here. Also please tell me, how long ago did you reinstall Windows? Did you use a regular Windows CD or did your computer maker provide a special "recovery CD"? Dave
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A:Reverse a Destructive Recovery

You can try a data recovery program, such as Recuva Portable. Probably easier to just restore them from your backup.
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A:Undoing a destructive recovery from HP

Try running the free trial of this:
The trial will only show you the files it finds and not let you restore. Try this to at least see if anything is salvageable.
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A:Windows XP Destructive Recovery

Hp's recovery is actually very simple and self explanatory but here goes. Most restores start with the disk that has "Start with this disk" on it. This will give you very few options. Doing a destructive recovery ( meaning formatting the drive ) is usually what you are given in the first place. You actually have to pick "not" to format the disk in my experience. Once the drive has been formatted, it will usually reboot but not every time on every machine. If it says you need to, just leave the disk in and it will recognize that the drive has been formatted and is ready for the copy process. It will then copy some HP branded information to the drive then ask you for the Windows XP installation CD. Insert that CD and wait for the second copy process to finish. Now, some HP's come with what are called "supplemental software" disks. If you have received them, you are faced with a choice. You can insert them and continue on with the once again copy process or you can skip them. These normally have things like AOL and an antivirus ( usually very outdated and not very good ) and so on. For the purist who wants just a nice simple install of Windows XP, skipping these disks would be your best option. You will then be faced with a screen saying "Press F10" to continue. This is when the actual installation of Windows XP and all needed drivers actually takes place. Get some coffee or other beverage of choice and relax for a bit. This process can take up to 30 minutes. The machine may also reboot during this process. Don't interrupt it but watch for any messages on the screen asking you any choices. Use your best judgement for these and in just a short while, you will have the computer back up and running.

Make sure you immediately install an Antivirus and also update Windows XP. As you probably already know the update process will take quite awhile and multiple reboots. Just take your time and be patient and you will be successful.

If you run into any problems, please come back and we'll be happy to help you.
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How do I perform a full destructive recovery

A:Full Destructive Recovery

Use lappys install disks.. choose reinstall factory settings.
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A:Destructive Recovery Question

If you are trying to fix a boot problem then you will want to choose option 1 to edit your windows installation. After this option you will probably be taken to a dos command which you will want to type:


then type exit to restart your computer.

I hope this helps, you didn't state what happened or what you are trying to recover from. If you need more help, repost.
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A:Destructive System Recovery XP

Don't go getting sick on us just yet

Here are a few utilities you might try to recover your files.

PS: You may need to reinstall some of your applications as well.
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The D drive should only contain the recovery files and usually it's hidden by default.
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try taking ownership of the files
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The software and support site for your computer is located here. Browse through its contents and see if you can find what you're looking for. You might also keep this site saved for future reference.
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see here:

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A:System not acting right after a destructive recovery, along with SP2 problems.

Hi Nick

How many drives and partitions do you have on your system? When you run your destructive recovery, are you only affecting one drive? [Are there other drives and partitions with data that aren't affected by the recovery]? If so, you need to make sure that those other drives and partitions are malware-free, or you could be reintroducing infections from those partitons. The presence of malware is a common cause for SP2 installations to fail. One specific example is noted in a 'sticky' note in this forum (and that is just one example) ---

Does your destructive recovery use a disk-image stored on CD/DVD disks, or on your HP Restore partiton? Assuming that the image is clean and undamaged, it should not matter how many times the procedure is run.

Data on a hard drive is not immune from damage however. You might want to run a few hardware diagnostics, just to be sure that the basic hardware is sound, and that you aren't trying to fix a hardware problem with a software fix (which doesn't work, of course). Just to be sure, why not check:
Test the system memory ---
Test the hard drive ---
Check that your Bios Settings are OK --- use the manual for your system --- --- and for more Bios guidance, you can refer to Adrian's Bios Optimization Guide ---

HP also has a list of things to check on before you try to install SP2 --- --- some of their own software needs updates to be compatible with SP2. Should you find updates that need to be installed prior to SP2: download all such updates, and burn them to a CD/DVD. I would expect some programs and some drivers will need to be updated either just before or just after SP2 is installed.

It sounds like you probably have a good set of backups, since you've been down this road before, so here's what I think should work for you ---

1) From another well-protected & up-to-date computer, scan all of your backups with several antimalware tools to make sure your backups are clean. Also scan any drives that won't be involved in the destructive recovery (you can use an external hard drive enclosure for this if you need to).
2) Download ahead-of-time any antimalware tools that will need to be installed and updated after a destructive recovery of the system. Download both the installation files, and don't forget to include the latest virus definition files. Burn these to CD/DVD. [examples of recommended free tools: ZoneAlarm firewall, avast! antivirus, Ad-Aware & SpyBot antispyware]
3) Download the full version of SP2 and burn it to CD/DVD ---
4) Run your diagnostics (memory & hard drive).
5) Check on your bios settings. (If overclocking, return to stock speeds).
6) Review your Recovery Procedures ---
7) Disconnect from any networks (unplug wired, disable wireless), disconnect printers, faxes, scanners, multifunctions, cameras, joysticks, memory card readers, external USB/Firewire/eSATA hard drives, USB flash memory drives, PDAs, etc. -- until the entire repair/recovery is complete.
8) Run your destructive Recovery procedure.
9) Remain disconnected from networks & unnecessary peripherals, and uninstall any software from the freshly recovered system that you will no longer need. Especially uninstall any antimalware tools that are hopelessly out-of-date [you should have downloaded newer tools beforehand, right?].
10) Still offline, install your antimalware programs and definitions from your CD/DVDs made earlier.
11) Install the updates from HP that must be installed prior to an SP2 install [you burned these to CD/DVD beforehand].
12) Still remain disconn... Read more
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A:Advent T9608 Full Destructive Recovery (Vista)

Are you using the Vista recovery DVD or the HDD recovery partition?

Advent recovery - UKT Support - Advent T9608 PC

Why are you reinstalling, i.e., what type of problems did you have before? Any related to hardware?

Regards. . .


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Did Total wipe, reformat, reinstall. No help needed. THanks
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A:Missing personal files after Packard Bell Non destructive recovery..

Crazibhoy said:

Hi, i did a none destructive recovery on my packard bell pc, using the built in utility, all went well, it booted up as new, and even told me that it was succesful, and came up with a pop up window telling me where my old files would be. But there not there.. Its my girlfriends pc, with alot of personal docs and photos that are not replaceable. So please someone help me before she decides to bury me under the pattio.... i thought that maybe it had reformated the hard drive but with all the stuff she had on there im sure id did not as it only took like 5 mins to recover.. so please if anyone can help.. id be very grateful..thanks

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Was that computer working and was its personal data accessible before you did a non-destructive recovery?

Something can always go wrong during a non-destructive recovery, so there's no guarantee that personal data will remain intact.

And what happens if the hard drive suddenly dies?

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Hi @20pcAdmin, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are having some trouble restoring from the back you made of your data. I am happy to assist with this. Does the hard drive you are restoring to have enough free space to restore the entire back up?Are you restoring to an empty folder? Also review the following, but I am sure you are following it properly. HP PCs - Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7)  If not try to follow the process and see if there is any change. Otherwise you may need to contact phone support. Please use the following and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.
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There is a product called Spinrite which is supposed to be fantastic though i have no experience with it. You can get details of it here

It sells for about US$100 which may be a bit steep if you're looking at a once off.

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A:stuck on recovery

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A:Stuck in recovery mode

You could use a program like Recuva to see if you can access these files or folders.  Clicking on the link will automatically start the download.
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Hi Gamer1996,

Have you tried the following:

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Hi I've got an advent Roma 1001 and when I switch it on it takes me to recovery mode, where I press reinstall windows and it gets stuck. Please help many thanks

A:Laptop stuck in recovery mode

This looks like you have Windows 7, but you posted in the Windows 2000 forum.
Moving your thread to Windows 7 forum for better results.
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Ok, so I tried to do a system recovery aka factory reset on my Laptop w/ win7. It seemed to go ok, but at the end it said that the system recovery failed. The only option I have is to retry, which doesn't yield any results. Now I can't boot up windows 7, it automatically goes to the system restore/recovery screen. What do I do now?

A:System recovery incomplete, now stuck.

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

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

It would be worth, Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Yesterday my computer was running perfectly fine I restarted it then it randomly said it was doing a repair bit it gets stuck at I tried every repair option possible none worked So I plugged in an Automatic Stuck Recovery loop in old HDD with Windows on it so that I can save some files I needed After that I formatted Stuck in Automatic Recovery loop the SSD with Windows on it and reinstalled it Everything seemed to be going really during the installation and then when it was complete I was getting random freezes in the OS After a while I will get a blue screen that restarts my computer and then it will take around minutes before I get to the login screen When I log in all the programs I have installed has been completely wiped from the computer When I try to do the Windows update it could never complete the update because the blue screen will pop up The blue screen pretty much pops up whenever it feels like it then takes forever for me to login again Then it eventually said it was doing an automatic repair after I did a reset and the loop has started again Does anyone know what is going on with this My first install of the OS was perfect and now it is really frustrating trying to use my computer since whatever I do just get erased Oh yeah I remember one of the error messages after the PC reset saying something about the Weather app
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Couldn't boot up. Message said a file in my c drive had been lost or corrupted. Messing around, I hit F12 and system recovery began. I got to page 1 where I was to check my sound system, but the cursor stuck in the middle and I could not proceed. Couldn't get it on safe mode. Am afraid of proceeding and risking losing all my files, if I haven't already. My main concern is the recovery of a certain file, a large Microsoft Word document. Can someone give me some advice?


A:stuck at stage 1 of system recovery

Doing a System Recovery sets your computer back to Factory Default settings, and wipes all of your personal files. So, you should always backup first.
It may be too late, but you can try using an Ubuntu Live CD to backup your files to a USB Flash or HDD.
Once you are safely backed up, try the System Recovery again.
You cal also Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools, WD DataLifeGuard or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.
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Update Fixed it Recovery loop a System Stuck in My suspicions were correct the computer was having issues with labeling the drives correctly and disconnecting the second one did indeed force the computer to label the main one correctly thus allowing the recovery tool to start up correctly and then after a restart allowing the OS to boot normally I dunno how just going into the System Recovery tool caused this but it did and I fixed it no thanks to you guys Although Richard S did supply me with potentially life-saving tool and I'm still going to burn it to a DVD for any time someone else or I need it in the future Props to you Richard Following is the original post and an update left for anyone who may have the same problem as me in the futureRunning a Compaq Presario SR P with Vista Home Basic Recently installed a new video card but I doubt that its the problem as it was running fine for about a week before this Ok so first a little backstory to this problem I'm watching over a friend's house for a few days and decided to bring my desktop along and hook Stuck in a System Recovery loop it up to her TV currently posting from her laptop btw When I hooked the tower up to her TV it would go through the BIOS then the TV would flick to quot Incompatible Format quot which meant the resolution was incompatible with the TV Not having a monitor or anything else to hook the tower into to switch the resolution I was looking around in the BIOS settings and such for a way to switch the resolution before boot which I know how to now a little late though Well I thought the system recovery tool might have something in it if someone's monitor couldn't display anything and they knew the monitor was working they might go to System Recovery right Well I could find nothing there either so I restarted the computer Now Vista will only boot into Recovery mode It refuses to boot normally I've tried Boot Windows Normally Last Known Good Config just about everything And I can't use system restore because all of my restore points are stored on the C partition of my main drive whereas the recovery system is stored on a different one I am steadily finding this type of setup ridiculously idiotic and I have no idea as to why manufacturers do it A clean install is extreme last ditch effort I'd almost rather cut off any of my fingers rather than wipe my drive So is there any way to get past this problem I only know a little concerning how OS's boot up but my guess as to the problem is that in initially opening up the recovery tool I changed the file that holds all of the boot info on the main drive so now instead of the BIOS being told to boot off of the C drive its booting off of the X drive the partition that holds the recovery tool Again though thats just my guess and I have no idea how one would fix that Update Some interesting developments Because the Recovery tool that is on my HDD partition was doing nothing I decided to download the Vista Recovery Tool and burn it to a disc which yes is legal in the hopes that running it off a CD would allow the tool to see more than the empty partition that the other one saw Well it did see more and what it saw was interesting I have hard drives in my computer one dedicated to programs and the OS and the other dedicated to media Somehow through the processes that I went through in my first post the media drive was labeled drive C originally E my main partition of the main drive was labeled drive E originally C the quot Recovery quot partition was unchanged with the label D and a new drive a new partition a virtual drive was discovered with the name of quot Boot quot and the label of X So all this time I haven't been booting to the recovery partition as I thought I was I was booting to this new drive or partition I found these through the System Restore Point system in a list of which drives would be affected by reverting to an older point which I tried and which didn't work I just now tried the Startup Repair system and... Read more

A:Stuck in a System Recovery loop

Have you considered using Knoppix Live CD (Linux) to try to rescue the important stuff to external storage media ? You can then work on the other issue knowing your data is saved elsewhere.

Here's a link to a guide on how to do so. The version of Knoppix may have changed but the same principles apply:

Hope this is of some help?
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Warranty expired 02-03-16. Last week when I turned it on it went straight to recovery. Fails at safe mode, startup repair, reset keep my files, reset lose my files. Changed BIOS to boot from Hiren's USB, but on boot leads down rabbit home of DOS directories. IS there any fix or do I purchase recovery media to wipe it and start over? What a LEMON!

A:HP15 stuck in Win 10 Recovery - Can't EVEN Factory reset!

Have you tested the hard drive? Have you tried F10 at start up to attempt a System Recovery? See the section-Recovery when Windows 10 does not start correctly:
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My laptop crashed and re-booted, on start up it went into startup recovery, But has been attepting rapairs for over 10 hours.

I have tried to get to system restore using win 7 disc but it just goes back to startup repair and sticks. so I never get to advanced options.

Anyone any ideas other that clean install?

A:Startup recovery stuck on attempting repairs

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