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Creating Recovery Discs Issue

Q: Creating Recovery Discs Issue

When trying to create Recovery Discs (said it would take 5 discs), went to 92% and then came up with a message that the verify failed and to try again. when trying again. it did not even get to the burning of disc before it said could not create recovery. I have looked everywhere for a solution and found that I should get the recovery discs from HP. My question is - Why should I pay over 51.00 when the problem is with HP system?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Creating-Recovery-Discs-Issue/td-p/5817736
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Preferred Solution: Creating Recovery Discs Issue

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My daughter's laptop is having issues and we need to send it off for repairs. We did not create recovery discs when we received it. I tried to back up her personal files--not sure if that was successful--while trying to recover her system with the Dell backup & Recovery last week. I was not able to complete the recovery process.  I just created recovery discs and I received a message that they were created successfully, but is there a way to check them? The backup and recovery option I tried last week was not supposed to damage system files. I am wondering if the recovery discs I just created will recover her system or if I need to purchase a recovery disc from Dell.
Thank you,
Cathy

 

A:Creating Recovery Discs

If you used Dell's backup and recovery to make the recovery discs then you should be fine as they are the same discs you would have received from Dell.  It basically copies the restore partition on the computer to disc. 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19986460
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I have a presario c700 notebook. I tried making recovery discs years ago, and it didnt work.

so I'm trying again but its not letting me make them. says its been done and is only allowed once per PC.

is there some way I can get around this so I can make the discs?

it's not a big deal if I can't, since I have the partition with the backup on it that I can restore from if needed. I just wanted to make the discs also if I could.

thanks for any help.

A:creating recovery discs

Welcome
This should answer your question
Create a Recovery Disc
What you want to do however, is to download and make an image back up with Macrium Reflect. Then no matter what your problem you can use the image and be as good as new
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

The recovery disc link that I have given you will allow you to boot in the event of problems.
The Macrium will get you back in the event of a major disaster. It will bring you back to the point that you were the last time you updated Macrium

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We just got an HP Pavillion laptop with Windows XP. Never created recovery discs yet, but are experiencing trojan problems. The processor runs at 100% the whole time about 8 out of 10 reboots. Tried to remove virus but I think instructions require recovery discs.

Right now the computer is operating normally (idling at 0-2%) and I can do things

I have only one chance to make the disc set. Could I do it now after an infection? Would any virus be copied into the disc?
 

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So what should i use? i'm really confused

A:What is better, creating Recover Discs or Recovery USB?

Here are the expected lifespans of various data storage methods:

Magnetic data and cassette tapes: 10-20 years
Nintendo Cartridge: up to 10 years
Floppy Disk: 10-20 years
CDs and DVDs: 5-10 years unrecorded 2-5 years recorded
Blu-Ray: Not certain, probably over 2-5 years recorded
M-Disc: 1,000 years (theoretically)
Hard Disk: 3-5 years
Flash Storage: Depends on write cycles, 5-10 years or more

Source: Data storage lifespans: How long will media really last? - StorageCraft

Bear in mind that these lifespans could be shorter, or longer, depending on things like manufacturing quality control, how the end user treats the media, etc. I have several hard disks and CDs that are over 10 years old and still working just fine. I have DVDs approaching the 10 year mark and working well. I also have a couple of 64MB and 128MB USB flash drives that are well over 10 years old and still working. But I've also had brand new flash drives fail out of the box as well as CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives.

My suggestion is to buy quality name brand products, make your recovery media, test it, and then create a second set of recovery media on a different product. (One set of recovery media on CDs and one on a flash drive.) Test the media once in a while to make sure it's still working. And maybe make new recovery media every couple of years "just in case".

And don't forget to make periodic system images. Recovery media will usually restore your computer to original factory configuration and then you have to reinstall everything from scratch. A system image is like a photograph of your entire hard drive and you can restore your computer to the same condition it was in when the system image was made. If you make a system image once a week (for example) your computer will never be more than a week out of date.

Perhaps others will join in with other suggestions and thoughts.

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A:Operating system discs vs recovery discs

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

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

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

My HP guide says I need: CD-R

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

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A:Creating discs

It simply wants to burn to a CD rather than a DVD. Check your settings in Dazzle to see if they can be changed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/creating-discs.648965/
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A:0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed

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

REINSTALL

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

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Thanks.
 

A:HPCD.sys, making more recovery discs & doing a total XP 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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A:Creating bootable discs to restore your computer to current state?

Quote:





Originally Posted by Ryu Hitokiri


I wasn't sure whether to post here or in removable media.

Since restoring my computer is a pain because I have to reformat with the eMachines disc, uninstall the useless programs, then install my programs, couldn't I just create discs that do what the eMachines disc does, but with what I want?

So, right now, my computer is exactly the way I like it, perfect spot for a fresh start point. What I want the discs to do, is the 1st disc would reformat the main drive (C:\) to NTFS, then would tell you to insert the 2nd disc which would start copying files over, which would tell you to insert the 3rd disc, etc, until it has copied my whole system back to how it is (now).

And if I can't do the method I just explained, is there anyway/any method to do what I said in the first paragraph? Any programs or guides? Thanks.




I use Acronis True Image to do just that, It is the easiest program and most friendly one out there very simple to use anyone can do it...

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A:Creating a system image on DVDs vs. making factory OEM restore discs

Win7 has built-in backup imaging which works pretty well, but is not as option-complete as other free Imaging programs like Macrium Reflect or Paragon backup 10 which are popular here.

It uses the Install DVD Repair console or System Repair CD to Recover Using An Image, will autodetect the image if placed in the root of external or another HD and kept named exactly the same.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...e-macrium.html

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I have vista 64 home premium, if that helps.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by The angry Asus User


Hello,

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

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

I have vista 64 home premium, if that helps.


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

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

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A:Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

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A:need recovery discs

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

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A:recovery discs

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

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I hope this makes sense.

A:Recovery Discs

Just do not let any installer or program run..

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

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A:recovery discs

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

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A:Recovery discs

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

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A:recovery discs to usb

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

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A:what do recovery discs do

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

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A:recovery discs

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

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

A:cant do recovery discs

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

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/cant-do-recovery-discs/td-p/5589446
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My computer is starting to get full of junk for example leftovers from downloads that have since been deleted.

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

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

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

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

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

Help!

A:Using recovery discs

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

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Hello,

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


Still in Newbie Land

A:recovery discs

Originally Posted by vistadrone1


Hello,

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


Still in Newbie Land



Welcome to the Vista Forums

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

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A:recovery discs.....

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

have you tried contacting HP and asking for recovery CDS
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/recovery-discs.838676/
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The first day I got my XP it asked me if I wanted to make a recovery disc minutes later Recovery Discs? my brand new computer had burned two discs that I labelled Recovery years later my computer is incredibly messed and it s all my fault A few of the things it likes to do Everytime I turn it on there will be something about the Windows Task Manager not completing earlier tasks There will also be another screen saying it Recovery Discs? couldn t find in the registry There s a lot more things that are Recovery Discs? annoying a lot of programs just not working anymore or constantly restarting itself but I m not going to bore you with them The worst thing is that my computer keeps restarting and it ESPECIALLY likes to restart whenever I m doing my homework on Recovery Discs? WordPerfect What I want to do is restore my computer back to the condition it was years ago I ve already read a bit about the System Restore options but unfortunately it doesn t have a restore point from years ago I m wondering how should I go about quot cleaning quot my computer Should I use the recovery discs Should I use System Restore I m clueless about what it ll do though I think I should mention I don t have a Windows XP CD Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED and thanks to anyone who took time to read all of the above nbsp

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

Any ideas please???

Ian.
 

A:HP recovery discs

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

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

Have you contacted HP and asked them?
 

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A:Recovery discs.

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

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

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A:Recovery Discs

Hello rikstaparr and welcome to the forums

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

Tom

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A:Hp Recovery Discs

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

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

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

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Before: Ubuntu Linux: Gutsy Gibbon
 

A:HP Recovery Discs

Welcome to TSG....

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-recovery-discs.646077/
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A:2nd set recovery discs?

HP10070 First of all, let me apologize for you being given bad information.  There are new posters on this forum and they have been telling folks stuff that is not true -- including saying that HP Recovery Media is available for free, which it is not. Second, there is no way to make a second set. but if your PC is working properly and all you really want is some recovery media to restore your PC in the event of problems, my recommendation is to do that using Macrium Reflect. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition.  This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".======================================================================== 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/2nd-set-recovery-discs/td-p/5632719
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Yeh me again
Ive just been told by someone that you cant create hp recovery discs after 1 month of buying?
If thats the case then i can't do it

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

I have a hp g6062ea running vista premium if it helps
 

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A:Recovery discs

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

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

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A:recovery discs

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

http://community.acer.com/t5/Veriton/recovery-discs/td-p/368132
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A:I have recovery discs from the MFG but no CD drive. Now what?

How many recovery disc's did Sony send you?
 
Yes...you should be able to copy the media to thumb drive....key is the thumb drive needs to be a minimum of 4 GB for each disc to be copied to.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/525138/i-have-recovery-discs-from-the-mfg-but-no-cd-drive-now-what/
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i want to start the process again because it starts from the second disc of three, and i want to start using DVD-RW.
any ideas?

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A:HP Recovery Discs | Startnet.cmd

We've had issues with HP recovery disks at work - in that event request a new set of disks from HP.
Also, check to make sure that your internet connection was good - as the error message that you linked to is a connection that may have been interrupted.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/208535/hp-recovery-discs-startnetcmd/
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I also tried a system restore, but get: "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." So I restart, get the same message..

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Hi thanks for looking.
I hope you are able to help with this situation.

A few days ago I was running Windows XP home SP2 on my one year old laptop. It got slow and I wanted to reformat with the discs. I followed the procedures and got this error message:

STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SAM
Or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent or not writeable.


I then managed to get hold of a Windows XP Pro SP2. I installed that no problem. But I really want to be able to use the recovery discs as they have all the drivers and software etc etc that I want.

I hope you can be of assistence! THANKS!
 

A:Cant reformat with recovery discs! PLEASE HELP!

The recovery discs could be bad. Can you order new ones? I had an Emachines with a recovery DVD that went bad and I had to order a new one for like $20
 

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A:Recovery Discs And Copyrights .

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

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A:system recovery discs

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

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A:HP recovery discs won't autorun

Hi, Try the following. Insert the 1st Recovery Disc and Shutdown the PC. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM (uefi) option and hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/HP-recovery-discs-won-t-autorun/td-p/5592802
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A:Is a COA key required with Recovery Discs

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http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-7/Is-a-COA-key-required-with-Recovery-Discs/td-p/352445/jump-to/first-unread-message
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Those Random numbers and letters are important and need to be precisely copied

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Hello Rudge, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What brand and model number is your laptop?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/20328-making-recovery-discs.html
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A:Vista Recovery Discs

Hello glad to hear from you.

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

System Files - SFC Command

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

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

Malwarebytes

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/288779-vista-recovery-discs.html
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Hi,

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

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/474436/question-about-recovery-discs/
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Check the disks in another computer to make sure they work.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-get-my-recovery-discs-to-work.1042259/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-with-content-of-recovery-discs.903772/
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If the data is so important, I don't understand why you're trying to go about this in a manner focused on free software.Click to expand...

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/using-my-recovery-discs-reformatting.643153/
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01874595&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&site=null&product=3189598&key=null#N54

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try cleaning the disc
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-install-recovery-discs.863571/
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Hello
Under programs is there anything under HP Recovery Manager?
 
All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
 
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no, the recovery program loads the drivers for the mainboard for that specific computer. if i understand you correctly, you have 2 different systems.

how bad is computer #1 infected?

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Hi -

Are these replacement Vista recovery DVDs that you purchased from HP?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/recovery-discs-wont-load-440410.html
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Quote: Originally Posted by fax


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

Thanks


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

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/105814/considering-using-the-system-recovery-discs/
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Hello kersey.



If you still have access to the Windows 7 will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on and see what partitions you actually have.

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Ok, my "Wndows XP media center edition (acer)" was starting to get really slow so I decided to use my recovery discs and restore my default settings and resetting the whole C disc.. accidentaly used the recovery discs for my "Windows Vista 6930 (also Acer)" and I didn't realise it until I completed the whole process. Now my XP has turned into vista and I don't want it that way. Here's my problem.. I found my XP recovery discs and when I use them an error message pops up after a little while saying: "Cannot find preload.tag for SetBootIni"

I guess it's because my system is now a Vista and it's no success trying to use Xp recovery discs.. Please help restoring my Windows XP media center edition!

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