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2.5" HDD recovery

Q: 2.5" HDD recovery

Got a customer that came in with a External HDD To cut a long story short basically what is going on is that recovery 2.5" HDD Windows doesn t recognize the drive being there under Computer but under Disk Management the drive is there I ve taken the drive out of its enclosure and directly input the SATA connector to the Mobo but under Disk Management its not assigned a letter and the name is actually blank I ve already tried to assign it a letter but it unfortunately doesn t allow me to do that 2.5" HDD recovery So to recap Disk Management see s it but Computer doesn t So what I have done so far to try to fix this problem is first I ran Spinrite ran it at level and it couldn t fix the issue Second I have tried the freezer trick none of those worked Now the drive isn 2.5" HDD recovery t making any obvious sounds no clicking or whirling sounds Sounds like a functioning drive and spins up just fine Id try to do a CheckDisk but id need to be able to assign it a letter to command chkdsk to fix volumes F amp R on that drive to work If anybody has any work around or a temporary hotfix for me id appreciate it I only need it to work once to be able to transfer files over onto my Tech HDD nbsp

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Preferred Solution: 2.5" HDD recovery

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: 2.5" HDD recovery

Nevermind, after hours upon hours of grueling testing and troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was a HDD for a mac/linux. I had to go into unbuntu and mess with Nautilus to be able to get the permissions to access the drives folders.
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The database files in this storage is inconsistent.
So, following the MS article n. 327156:
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"Eseutil /p" remains in "stand by" on "repair damaged database" step at 90% (the day after was still at 90%).
Any suggestion will be very appreciated....
Thanks in advan?e to everybody.

A:Help.... Exchange 2000 priv1.edb recovery: Dirty shutdown,eseutil /p remain in "stand by" on "repair

Have just spent most of this week getting our e2k server up and running again. What about backups? We spent 2 days running eseutil /p and isinteg - finally got the information stores mounted but found approx 50% of users had absolutely nothing in their accounts.
Then resorted to restoring from backup (we used MS backup)- was surprisingly straightforward and hassle free.
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Good luck. Lots of help here:
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A:recovery of win 95 "uninstalllms.exe" & "win.inifile"

Hiya and welcome

What are the programs that you're trying to uninstall?

For the win.ini, try this.

Go to Run and type SYSEDIT

In there should be the win.ini.

Also, uninstallms.exe may be a trojan, so if its not here, that may be a good sign.

However, as this isn't online, can we see a copy of your startup:

Go here and download Startup Log. Doubleclick, allow the DOS window to close, then copy/paste the contents here:


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I'm sure there is a simple solution to this but I cannot find it, or I'm looking in all the wrong places.

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Please help as it makes it difficult to work around when I can neither close nor minimize it.



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A:how to override "access denied" when copying files in Windows Recovery

I don't think you can do this with the recovery console. By default, for security reasons, the recovery console will only allow access to the root of all drives plus the Windows folder. There is a registry setting that will change this, but you can't change that with recovery console.
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A:Corel Draw 10 Crashing "Application Recovery Manager Wizard"

Is this the first time you are experiencing this issue with Corel Draw 10 on Windows 2000?
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First post here, allow me to thank you in advance for your good help - people like me who have limited information on diagnostics and repair owe a deep debt of gratitude for your service.

I own an Acer Aspire V5-571P-6815, which has put up the Recovery blue screen of death, citing Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information. It also cites File:\BCD, Error Code 0xc0000034. It says I'll need to use the recovery tools ion my installation media or boot cd/USB device.

Thank you so much for any help you may be able to give me. I am ready to carry out instruction. I have my cell phone, iPad, and temporarily, another laptop with CD burner.

EDIT: I also have access to UEFI Firmware Settings with menu options. Thanks.



A:BSOD, error code 0xc0000034, Acer Aspire V5, "Recovery"

Wow, I didn't know topics were posted so quickly - I thought I had lost my post, but it turns out that it already ended up on the 2nd page...

So, I'm sorry to be bumping this, but I was just wondering if someone could get me started in the right direction? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

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A:"Windows failed to start..." Recovery disk is unable to recover Win.

Nevermind! I fixed it!

The recovery disk I had on my thumb drive just didn't want to put as much effort into it as recovery disk I burned to a CD a while ago (I downloaded the ISO for the recovery CD from NeoSmart while they still hosted them for free, but I downloaded the ISO on my USB from some other website I can't remember). While doing some housecleaning (it's pretty sad to see me do such a thing- I'm either really stressed or really happy whenever I house clean) I found an old Windows 7 x64 recovery CD that I had downloaded from before they stopped hosting it in favor of some paid service. I decided to give it a go, and it worked! In the third paragraph of my original post, I said that the Recovery Disk on my thumb drive told me "Failed to Save Startup Options", but with the Recovery Disk I burned to the CD, it told me to reboot my PC and (after waiting about 10 minutes for the System Restore to check and double check itself, and then reboot again) I'm back in Windows 7!
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A:Stuck on "Window's Recovery Error/Restart" Loop

You say your computer is almost brand new...and I would imagine under some form of warranty.

A new computer should not be presenting with the problems you have listed - & we volunteers should not be putting at risk the rights,YOU, the consumer has under that warranty...
Be aware that attempting any subsequent hardware troubleshooting steps may, in some cases, void your warranty.

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Under Warranty terms a duty of care applies.
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A:vista installation not listed in "system recovery option"

Hello Gothnezz,

I believe you are referring to step 5 in the tutorial below. If so, then you can just go ahead and click on Next to continue anyway.

System Recovery Options

Hope this helps,
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A:Stuck at "windows is loading files" when doing a system recovery

How do you know your battery caused it to shut down? Does it complete Recovery? Are you using disks or Lenovo One-Key Recovery? How do I recover my system using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

Make sure you are on AC power and try again.

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How can I make it tickable (un-gray it out) again?

I believe this also hinders my ability to press F8 during boot to switch to safe mode/normal startup.


A:"Time to display recovery options when needed" is grayed out.

That is odd, have you been playing with running services at all?
You may have killed something that feature needs to function.
I tried playing around with a few obvious ones but couldn't reproduce your problem here.
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A:External Hdd+ recovery partition show as "Local disk"

what is shows in device manager?..
Disk management?
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Hello and welcome Best Noob soem system specs would be very helpful mate and also try reseating all cables cards and sticks.
System Info - See Your System Specs
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Make sure that you can see hidden and system files when viewing that drive.
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"Smart Repair" Data Recovery - how to remove

here's another (more involved):

Remove/Get Rid of Smart Repair,Smart HDD Virus Removal-How To Guide | How to Virus Removal

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A:What does unchecking "Backup system files to the recovery drive" do?

Have you read this? Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

From the Tutorial

Back up system files to the recovery drive will require that the USB flash drive is large (at least 8-16 GB) enough for this.

Checking this option will give you a Recover from drive Troubleshoot option in advanced startup that allows you to reinstall Windows from the recovery drive.

Some people are getting a We can't create the recovery drive - A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive error message with Back up system files to the recovery drive checked.

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A:Unable to increase free space on Recovery Disk "E"

System Restore points take up space on C, rather than in E or a recovery partition in my experience. A recovery partition is normally put there by the manufacturer to allow you to restore to factory specifications if needed. I wouldn't ever deliberately put anything else on a recovery partition.

Who made this PC?

Can you post a picture of Windows Disk Management so we can see a visual display of your partitions?
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refer snap shot
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A:cant create recovery image "Error Code - 0x80070005"

you already have a thread going with this same topic ,why start a new one ???
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Thanks in advance!!

A:How to "reinstall/recover" Windows Vista from Recovery Partition without CD/DVD?

‪Windows 7 - Create a System Repair Disc on a Bootable USB Flash Drive without Burning a CD‬‏ - YouTube


Steps followed in this video are listed below.

Assume that the flash drive is F and disk 1 in diskpart.

Create 2 folders on the flash drive - boot and sources

cd c:\recovery
dir /a:sh
cd YOUR_GUID_DIRECTORY (only subdirectory in c:\recovery)
dir /a:sh
xcopy /h boot.sdi F:\boot
echo F|xcopy /h Winre.wim F:\sources\boot.wim
cd c:\windows\boot\
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\bcd F:\boot
xcopy /h dvd\pcat\en-US\bootfix.bin F:\boot
xcopy /h pcat\bootmgr F:
attrib -r -s -h /s F:\*
list disk
select disk 1
list partition
select partition 1
list partition

Eject the flash drive and boot from it.

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A:Error "BOOTMGR is missing"_It doesn't allow me to use recovery disk

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?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

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.
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Here are the attachments referred in the microsoft support article
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Did you import your files separately? This normally only comes up when you choose to run Recovery with backup.

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Try asking your question in the Alienware owner club forum.
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I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?
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Windows 8 throws an error involving winload.exe when it can not boot for any reason.

Sounds to me like you might have to setup VirtualBox better or whatever software you're using. I don't use virtualization, so I can't be more specific.

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A:Solved: Acer Aspire 5750z "stuck" during system restore (recovery)

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

I started to do a full system recovery on my son's Acer Aspire 5750z, Click to expand...


I am NOT, sadly an expert with the Acer recovery program.

I don't know if stopping & restarting will damage your computer.

Which service pack of W7 HP 64 bit?

Logically, what choices have you; wait for X # of hours, or shut it down?

If you shut it down, boot to the W7 Recovery Environment & try a repair. It might find the files necessary to believe that W7 is currently installed.

Run Diags from Acer, that are probably built into the computer.

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There's a user guide here.

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A:Can't install Dell Backup and Recovery ("Access is denied") on my Inspiron 2330

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A:"recovery drive full." error message Hewlett Packard Pavillion Hp dv2500

Actually what concerns me more is, I wonder if you have deleted files in your recovery partition.
It's usually hidden from inside Windows, so I expect no. But by chance did you receive a Windows CD or just a recovery partition (because the recovery files may now be gone)

As for the location, think of it this way, it will show all areas that you can backup to. I think even the floppy drive (if you have one) this is to give you the full choice, instead of putting restrictions on your own computer (which most don't like)

That's why.
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Pull the drive out and set it to slave with the jumper and put it in another pc and start it up and let windows recognize the new hardware restart after new hardware install ((ALWAYS do that)) and then you should be able to open my computer and browse to you old hard drive (slave) and get any and all files you want

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How can you have a brand new laptop with an "illegal" 8 ?

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Welcome to TSG!

It should say at the least:
CHKDSK is checking the volume...
XX% completed.

THere may be one or more lines above the Percentage counter that say:
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...

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A:Computer was hijacked by "File Recovery" program

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Remove the Adware:Please close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete.Confirm each time with OKYour computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.*********************************************************P2P - I see you have P2P software installed on your machine. (BitComet)We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It is certainly contributing to your current situation.Please note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be sharing files from uncertified sources, and these are often infected. The bad guys use P2P filesharing as a major conduit to spread their wares.I would strongly recommend that you uninstall them, however that choice is up to you. If you choose to remove these programs, you can do so via Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.****************************************************Download Security Check by screen317 from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2* Double-click Security Check.bat* Follow the on-screen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt* Post the contents of that document in your next reply.Note: If a security program requests permission from dig.exe to access the Internet, allow it to do so.****************************************************Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your DESKTOP.  Link 1Link 2Link 3To prevent your anti-virus application interfering with  ComboFix we need to disable it. See here for a tutorial regarding how to do so if you are unsure.Close any open windows and double click ComboFix.exe to run it.You will see the following image:Click I Agree to start the program.ComboFix will then extract the necessary files and you will see this:As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to  have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware  removal. This will not occur in Windows Vista and 7It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repai... Read more,135078.0.html
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Hello pstein, welcome to Seven Forums!

Just as a place to get you started, have a look at the tutorials at the links below.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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A:"Some Files are Missing"-can't get ASUS recovery partition

Originally Posted by simrick

Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

partition 1 - the Windows RE tools partition
partition 6 - the Recovery image partition

- You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.
- Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following commands:

select disk 0
list partition
select partition 1
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
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Your main problem is using a Linux disk, & moving the backup.
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A:VIRUS, "windows vista recovery" fake!

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Please download this file and run it.

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A:Win 8.1 Recovery Erro: "Some Media Files Are Missing"

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set id=27
list volume

This topic can now be locked (although I am still curious about the default PBRImage location, as mentioned previously--so if anyone knows that, please post :3).
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UKT Support - Advent 4213 Netbook
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REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically-knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.

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Hi Joyce. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

If you are the one that saved the data then you should be able to go into drive d: and delete those items. If the free space suddenly disappeared, it may be due to an incorrect setting in Windows System Restore.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

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A:Win 8.1 Restore and Recovery: "error 0x400110020000100A"

Please send a private message with the computer's service tag.
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Best regards!

A:"windows error recovery" screen

Try in safe mode, still have the problem? Report back
Safe Mode

Try an sfc command
System Files - SFC Command
Run three times if errors are found.

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