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create recovery media without recovery manager

Q: create recovery media without recovery manager

My laptop came with Windows bit operating and there is a recovery partition to factory reset It was nbsp protected by the HP recovery manager After i update to Windows reset my PC not factory reset create manager media recovery recovery without with the option keep my files so now i have a Windows and i can create recovery media without recovery manager see nbsp in recovery partition nbsp one recovery folder and inside it one file of name lang in the Recovery partition rest of the files and i can't create recovery media without recovery manager see and there isn't any virus in my laptop its just create recovery media without recovery manager of changing settings i took the step of reset windows i believe my recovery partition is save but due to un availability of recovery manager it is not protected nbsp now i want to factory reset and by going to advance startup option i saw recovery manager ther but when i clicked to recovery manager it says can't open file x recovery hp rita-tool thats why i cannot proceed for factoey reset please guide me how can i get back recovery manager or how can i make recovery media nbsp please help nbsp
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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

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

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

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you
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A:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

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

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Use image copying tool for usb drive.Windows does have its own built in backup tools too :-SYou can also use image copying for your hdd backup which far more reliable than recovery media.Good tool look at is minitool partition wizard, have free pc & bootable version, bootable version very useful tool .
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A:Create Recovery Media on Dvd

Welcome to the forum
Do you have a ThinkPad P70 by chance? There is no E70 model of ThinkStation. There are other E-series ThinkStation models but not a 70.
Was your system purchased new or used? Have you altered or deleted any partitions? Have you uninstalled any software from the preload?
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Or is my PC setup designed to now allow creation of Recovery media?

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A:Unable to create USB recovery media

Try creating using USB2 rather than USB3 ports.
Also keep in mind that SSD's and Flash Drives Retention is 52 weeks or less meaning based on the storage temperature they can lose all their data in less than 1 week in a hot environment aka in your car at 150 degrees.
The Detrapping of data is like a charged battery where the 1's and zero's go away.
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A:Error Verify when Create backup Disks in HP Recovery Manager

Below are the answer from HP forum:12-09-2014 09:22 PMYou can order Recovery Media from your support page. Scroll down the list of drivers/software to see the option to order. There is a slight chance you may get a free set if you call HP Support & tell them your laptop fails in the creation process. 800-474-6836======================I called HP Tech Support at 800-474-6836And they asked me S/N number and Product number. I did not have them on hand while travellingI will post following up after I return and call HP in the week of Christmas.Truc C. Nguyen
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A:Cant able to create recovery media in ACER ASPIRE V3-571

the pc came with windows 8 and most likely was upgraded to windows 8.1..

that broke the link to the factory recovery..

You can download windows 8.1 media - link in sig below..

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Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.
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A:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.


Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
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A:Why is my C:\Recovery folder empty? (trying to create Recovery Disc)

That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.
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A:Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

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?

Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
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Memory cards are not supported for this function.
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Hi, You can only make one USB or DVD's set but not both. There are many laptops now do not have optical drive (CD/DVD drive), HP may drop this option. Sorry I can't aswer this but that would be the way to go. Regards.
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It sounds to me like you have malware. I suggest running malwarebytes.
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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:

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Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.
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A:Don't have Recovery partition and Recovery Manager to Reset ...

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Hi @xxboramirxx I would suggest you try the troubleshooting steps given in the link below : I am an HP EmployeePlease click ?Accept as Solution? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the same solution.Click the ?Thumbs Up? to say ?Thanks? for helping!
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A:recovery from the Gateway Recovery Manager does not work

This might help: seems to often relate to drivers and 0x0000008e to RAM. If there is a virus still about then you could get confusing BSOD errors.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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A:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try: Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.
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Recovery Manager has hiccups sometimes...
Try re-booting and entering at boot.

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A:Recovery Manager Problem (Recovery fails)

I found away past it. Just close the window with the "X". Don't hit retry or it will just keep starting over. The box will appear a few more times during the process, but just keep hitting X and it should go through. Worked for me! I'm not sure if there are features or files missing because of the errors, but the system seems to work fine so far.
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I have the same issue.
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Thank You for writing to us!
We would not recommend you to delete the factory image on the system,also please check the factory image that you have backed up.
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A:Can't create recovery media "Windows 7 only allows one copy"


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A:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

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A:New laptop 5558 Windows 8.1 Dell recovery and Back up, Error: an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell

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A:Cannot Create Recovery USB

1) They always estimate on the safe side for recovery drive usb sizes.

2) That is a good idea but with new way Windows 10 has major build upgrades , you really to recreate the recovery disk after each major build update, and as a result there are not that many interim updates anyway, and it will update on line. Still doesn't take one ng to recreate recovery usb sticks.

3) Cannot explain unless it needs space for temporary files which get deleted.

4) and 5) - yeah lots of odd issues arise with upgrades that do not arise for clean installs.

Actually, unlike Windows 7, recovery usb sticks are not that critical, as they are not really any different to a usb installation stick, especially as MS are keeping the download iso pretty much up to date.

So you only really need one 8GB drive for all your devices (install files are compressed).

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A:Cannot Create USB Recovery

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A:How to create recovery partition??????

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! I am afraid you cannot create recovery partitions if they are deleted. End users cannot do it. If the computer originally came with Windows preinstalled by HP (e.g. OEM Windows), then you can purchase recovery media from HP. They are usually cheap. You can use it to restore your computer to factory default condition. Here is how to do it:>>>> And once you receive the recovery media [DVDs or USB pen drive], here is how to use it to restore back to factory/Windows default condition:>>>>  If the computer originally did not come with Windows preinstalled, but you installed it on your own after that, then you need to use Windows installation media to reinstall Windows. You can get Windows installation ISO images from Microsoft web site and then burn it on a DVD >>>>  Please, let me know if this helps and works for you. Don't hesitate to post back for follow-up questions.
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A:Create F10 Recovery Partition

I don't think you can create a partition that will do that by pressing f10, but you can create a system image of your system that is activated and will restore your PC to exactly the way it is when you create the image. You can burn it to DVD, a separate partition or a USB stick. This would be my suggestion to you. Get your computer exactly the way you want it with all your basic and primary apps installed and everything activated. Then make a system recovery image and a recovery disk. To do this go to Control Panel>System and Recovery>Backup and Restore and look on the left hand side of the Windows and you will see both options. Click create a system image and tell Windows where to save your image and it will make an exact copy of your partition. Then it will ask you to make a recovery disk. Follow the instructions on doing that and you will have a backup of your system at it's bare minimum.
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I must make a Recovery Disk (CD/DVD)!! What do I do?

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A:create recovery partition

You would like to remake the Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Windows 7 Recovery Partition with Windows 8?

You can remake the Sony Vaio VPCEH26EN Windows 7 Recovery Partition with the Recovery DVD's.

For Windows 7.

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
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How to use Sony Recovery:
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How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
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How to order Sony Recovery disks:

1.Go to
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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and it said:


Hard drive configuration is not set to the factory default. Backup aborted.

I partitioned the hard drive immediately, is this all related to this and just making one big partition again will resolve the issue?

A:Create a recovery drive

Just a small update and mods feel free to merge the two posts, I don't think I can edit the first one...

I found someone with the same issue and this worked for him:


1. diskpart
2. select disk 0
3. select partition 1
4. assign letter=R
5. exit
6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
7. Try create a recovery disk to see if it works

I get to step "3. select partition 1" fine but at step "4. assign letter=R", I get: "There is is no volume selected". Which volume do I need to select?

So i just checked which volume C: is and selected it but got this message:


Virtual Disk Service error:
Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed.

Which makes sense....

Disks: HDD and my SD card.
Partitions: Partition 1 is the Recovery partition
Volumes: Dvd drive, C:, ESP volume and SD card
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A:Need to create a recovery disc

Hello Alamshar,

The recovery disc created through "Backup and Restore" is not the same as your OEM factory recovery disc. The recovery disc through "Backup and Restore" can only be used to repair Vista with, and cannot install/reinstall Vista. The OEM factory recovery disc, can only be used to do a clean install of Vista with.

If you wanted to create the OEM factory recovery disc instead, then please post back with what brand your computer is and if it's a laptop or desktop. I'll be happy to see if I may be able to find and post back the instructions for how.
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Please help, how to create bootable BluRay? Or how to copy files from usb to BluRay and make BluRay bootable?

Thank's so much!

A:Win 8.1 - create recovery DISC, not usb

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A:Create or get OEM Recovery Disc?

First there is no link shown.
Second, what is the name and make of your computer. There is usually an Fkey that can be used to go back to factory settings.
You cannot make an OEM DVD at this point.
You may be able to get one for cost from the manufacturer/seller of the computer.
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A:Need Help 2 Create Recovery Disks- CD or DVD?

Hi delta_b_me

You can still create your Recovery Set. Just run some antivirus and antispyware scans on 'thorough' settings beforehand. You want a clean system before you create the Recovery Set.

Answers to your questions:
1) Use DVDs [faster both to save to and to restore from]
2) The total depends on the total amount of data you wish to save to the restore disks. The recovery-disk-creator program might be flexible & offer options for complete recovery sets, or partial. For that, you'll have to consult your Compaq documentation (or give them a call).
3) So long as the system is free of malware, there's no problem making the Recovery Disks at any time.
4) No.
5) Since you are not going to run a full recovery at this point, you won't lose any data. It's always a good idea, though, to have backups on removable media of your important data & documents.
6) You shouldn't have any hidden problems if you scan for malware thoroughly first. Very thoroughly.
7,8) Most trial software starts from the date you first install it. If you haven't installed the Office trial yet, why not wait until after making your Recovery Disk? Or if you decide to pay for the full version, make your Recovery Disk set after that, so that your new license key and activation are already done.

Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:How do I create a recovery partition on a 2nd HDD

You can always create a System Image Backup on a second internal drive, as long as it is not part of the backup. You could also copy the current WindowsImageBackup folder to the internal drive for re-imaging the SSD.

The term "Image" may apply to many different type of files. For instance, a Windows 8 OEM system image may be a .wim file used to reset the system to factory conditions. The type of file would certainly determine what utility was necessary to recover that image.

A recovery drive will normally have the Factory image of Windows 8, unless you have replaced the install.wim with a new one. But all this does get confusing if the exact type of image being referred to is not known.

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A:Create recovery dvd for a different pc with same operating s

you can make a clean installation windows 10 DVD - is that what you are after a Windows 10 recovery ?

clean installation of Windows 10.
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A:How to create recovery partition

Buy the factory recovery disks.
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A:Create HP Recovery Partition

Why do you want a Recovery partition on the same HD, which can fail and lose the ability to recover.

A much better plan is to save a Win7 backup image externally so you can reimage with the Win7 boot CD/DVD in 20 minutes to the same or a replacement HD.

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Create a Recovery Disc

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In the link explaining how to take ownership it says this-

WARNING: Do not do this to the hard drive partition that Vista is installed on. It can mess up the boot files.

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A:Just trying to create new recovery disks...

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Yes, recdisc and recdisc.exe is the same file. It's just that you do not have known file extensions set to show for why you do not see .exe at the end.

The take ownership warning is only referring to not taking ownership of the C drive itself. It's fine to take ownership of any single item on the C drive as needed though. That's all.
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A:I can't create recovery disc

Hello Xhimi,

If you are trying to creating a HP Recovery Disc, then could you post a screenshot of your diskmgmt.msc showing your hard disks layout to see if you still have your OEM recovery partition intact. If it isn't, then you are out of luck and will need to contact HP to get a set of recovery disks instead.
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