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Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

Q: Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

I have an ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001PXD preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. I'm thinking it had an Aleureon(sp?) in the MBR, but I did some things to it a couple months ago, and Windows is booting up. It says it is connecting to the network in my house as "public", but won't get on the internet. It won't let me change the classification to "home". When I did whatever I did (can't remember what), It created a new partition (E) for recovery files. I want the laptop back in it's factory state with the recovery files in D like they're supposed to be. There is no CD or DVD drive as it is only a small laptop, but I may be able to transfer files/programs from my main desktop to it if it is indeed connected to the network. Thanks in advance, Bec

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Preferred Solution: Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

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.

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A: Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

You can buy or borrow an external USB CD/DVD drive, to do the job for you
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I am going to make a system image with gigabyte motherboard software and I want a checklist of everything I should do before I place the image on my recovery partition. I am guessing virus scan and probably a defrag, but what else should I do? And is it going to take the whole c: drive or just system files?


A:Complete prep for recovery image?

If you Image the HDD .. It'll backup everything.

What Software are you planning to use ??

I prefer Acronis .. The trail download is fully functional for 15 days ... Better Price.

Sometimes ... I turn off windows restore to reduce the image size.
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How does a person create a complete image of a system. Not just a backup, where only files are copied, but a exact duplicate of the complete system.

I need to swap out some hard drives and other hardware, and I want to make sure it is as transparent as possible to the user the next day.

Any thoughts?

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Hi all I a backup image system complete Making for have several windows XP computers and am interested in making an exact clone of the hard drive that contans XP along with all Making a complete system image for backup the applications on an external hard drive as a backup However apparently Windows XP does not allow you to make a system image unless you have a floppy drive which none of these computers do After running the XP Backup utility which did create a bkf file on the target drive I received the error message that no floppy drive was found and that therefore the backup could not be completed This got me thinking about possible workarounds to create a system image My question Is there any reason why you cannot simply use the XCOPY command with the s e h switches to create a system disk as follows xcopy c destinationDrive s e h and then to make the This seems too simple given all the commercial products that are available to do this task so probably I am missing something I would appreciate the thoughts of experts here Thanks

A:Making a complete system image for backup

No, using XCOPY like that will not do what you want to do. I believe it is possible to do it using a complex method, for example as shown here: you've observed, it's so simple to do with commercially developed software, some of which can be free to use, that no-one goes through the hassle of trying XCOPY these days. It was more feasible with older versions of Windows.I have Seagate drives in all my computers, so I use the Seagate DiskWizard, which is a feature restricted version of Acronis TrueImage available at no cost from the Seagate support website. Western Digital have an equivalent. Each just requires that there be one of the relevant manufacturer's drives in the computer system in order to function.There are also various freeware cloning and imaging applications.
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Not as simple as the title sounds Believe me To start I did a complete backup of my system a month ago I saved system from a restore complete Help with VHD files? image it on an external HD Help with a complete system image restore from VHD files? There are three directories Backup Date with two VHD files in this directory Catalog SPPMetadataCache and a file entitled MediaID Well about a week ago I was having a hard time logging on to the system I would get to the password and the system would not allow any keyboard entry and would not respond to Ctrl-Alt-Del After a few attempts to figurer out the problem I decided to do an image restore When attempting this through the Control Panel system repair disc and Windows Installation disc nothing worked because none of them recognized the VHD files I should add here that this is Windows Ultimate on a two Terabyte drive system in Raid array - Well I reformatted the drives so I now have drive C and D and have the absolute minimal installation of Windows Ult on the computer In doing some research I found that I could view the files with Windows Virtual Hard Drive and all the files are still there So this brings me to the question Can I and if I can how do I restore the original backup of one month ago to the system I have read that Windows Virtual Hard Drive has a limit of Gb so that might not work as the backup is Gb in size I have downloaded Virtual Box in case I need it My main concern is to return the system to original configuration sans the Raid array without having to re-install all the programs and reconfigure all of the ones I would have to install So why should I want to restore versus re-install I have folders and files that date back to and many programs that have been downloaded and modified on this system and just don't want to spend that kind of time So saying if you have the answer or can direct me to it I did a search without success on this specific problem I would very much appreciate it Don

A:Help with a complete system image restore from VHD files?

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did a system image backup, then you should be able to do a system image recovery at boot to restore the image backup with the date you want.

Hope this helps for now,
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On my HP pavillion a510n, when I press f10 at the first screen it load the black and white HP invent screen, then goes to a blue screen and says the following in white:

STOP: c0000218 {REgistryFileFailure} \SystemRoot\system32\
config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I really need to do a system recovery, I've done it many times with no problem. How can I fix this?


A:Cant Complete system recovery

Please, don't start new threads for this issue- you were getting help in your original thread. Have you tried what was there that I posted?

It explained and had links to how HP System Recovery works, and troubleshooting Recovery. I'm closing this thread.

TSG Rules specify that you may not start multiple threads for the same issue. It confuses everyone concerned.
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A:Complete System Recovery Help please

Try their Recover It All package. I have had very good luck with this.

You will need a second drive to recover to (an external drive will work just fine).
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After installing partition magic the system restarted and then went right into system
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this is what is showing: *HP_Recovery FAT32 set as Active and Primary, *HP_Pavillion
Hidden NTFS set as Hidden and Primary, *(blank field) Unallocated set as None and
Primary. Can you set the Hidden partition as Active and will it boot into XP?
Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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due to a massive usb port failure it seems all roads lead to a system recovery...

running xp sp2 on a sony vaio desktop pc.

we have recovery disks we made when we bought the computer

is that what we use? any advice, any at all is welcome. we did buy an external HD and have backed up all documents files...anything else we should back up?

will running the recovery utility be fairly self explanatory? any major risks that we can take steps to avoid?

thanks so much!

A:need to complete a system recovery, but not alone!

I looked at your other post, and I don't know that a complete restore is the answer. If the ports have indeed been killed hardware-wise, you're wasting your time.

I suggest some diagnosis before you restore to extreme measures.
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I've been dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate, but a while back my Windows 8 kind of went "South" and wouldn't boot at all (I got an error message that a device was "not attached"). I have a recent system image on an external USB hard drive, but when I boot to "system recovery" using my repair disk it can't seem to find my USB drive at all.

The tutorials here mention installing a SATA driver to access disks that are not recognized, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any suggestions?

A:System Image Recovery can't find Image on USB Drive

Hello Philppo,

Double check to make sure that your BIOS or UEFI settings are set to be able to read from USB drives at boot.

Hope this helps,
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My grandson has a inch HP doing will complete Solved: recovery, be a system have ?s laptop running Windows It is full of malware viruses runs slow popups all over the place and on and on Processor AMD A - M APU with Radion HD Graphics GHZ ------- RAM GB GB usable ----------- System Type -bit OS x -based processor In the quot System Settings quot the computer offers two options Refresh your PC without affecting your photos music videos and personal files Remove everything and re-install windows I m leaning towards option I realize I will lose everything and it will book up just as it was when he took it out of the box He is okay with that and doesn t have anything on it Solved: will be doing a complete system recovery, have ?s that he needs or that is important After the computer wipes everything out and re-installs the OS and boots back up I will need to set everything up again as if it where the first time I do not have any OS Installation CDs so I guess it must have a recovery drive that has everything it needs to restore the computer to its original factory settings QUESTION I do have the Windows Activation Product ID number in case it asks for that Anything else that I need that the set up might need or ask for nbsp

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I have an HP 64bit desktop running Win7. I ran System Recovery from a partition and it ran through the entire first stage fine. THen it restarts windows to go through more setup which runs. fine.

After that, it fails. I see the Windows splash screen, but then the screen goes completely dark. I've tried restarting the PC in safe mode, but it says that system recovery can not be completed in safe mode.

I can't seem to get to a desktop at all. I've rerun SR three times using F11 and always the same result. What should I do?


A:System Recovery doesn't complete

Have you tried using the HP 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?
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A:System recovery will not complete - urgent help needed!

Wait - now it seems to have started working! I turned it off and left it for about 10 minutes this time - no idea if that's somehow reset something but it looks like it might be ok now. I'd still love to hear about if anyone can tell me if this is a known bug or what I should do if it comes back though...
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A:trying a complete system recovery for sony pcv-v300g,

your recovery DVD should try to run if you bios has the dvd rom set as the first in the boot order.. once that is set to first boot .then when you boot the pc with the dvd in the boot up you should get a message that says hit any key to boot from DVD... if you are not seeing this message at boot up then the BIOS is not set correctly to attempt to boot from the DVD drive.
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Hi guys

My HP G62's discrete graphic is damaged, and I've been using it depending on integrated graphics only for a while as I disabled the external graphics driver. Unfortunately I had to conduct a "system recovery", yet because the discrete graphics is not working properly, I am stuck at "starting windows" screen. When I choose "safe mood" or "safe mood and network", a message pops up that the installation can't be completed.
I tried to disable the graphics card through the BIOS menu, but I couldn't locate such option.

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A:system recovery won't complete because of graphic error

Does your Laptop use switchable graphics and what card is the discrete card?
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A:HP dv6700 laptop won't complete system recovery


Have you run through any of these options?

HP Notebook PCs - Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - c00809678 - HP Business Support Center

HP Notebook PCs - FAQ On Repairing Or Reinstalling The Operating System - c01883653 - HP Business Support Center

HP Notebook PCs - Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - c00809678 - HP Business Support Center
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A:Complete System Recovery for Sony Vaio

You don't give the model number but normally you press assist button on boot up go get to recovery partition
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A:System Image Recovery - Does it recover just the system volume or all volumes in the system?

It will only restore the drive that the image was taken from.
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A:Need help deleting unwanted images after doing a complete system recovery......

Most likely you have copied the whole hard drive including the Windows Vista OS to the seagate external. The Windows files are not easily removed as they are protected. Its like making an internal drive with windows files and turning converting to external drive and trying to delete Windows but get access denied. Try this
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CPU TYPE : INTEL(R) Atom(tm) CPU N570 @1.66GHZ

A:Solved: cer aspire one cannot come out from system recovery and complete the process

Hi, the inbuilt recovery option does not always work correctly.
You may need to use the recovery Cd from Acer.
Acer Support.

Check - 'Accessory Store
Accessories, and eRecovery CD's for your Acer product'.

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External USB DVD Drive.
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A:System Seem To Return To One Set Of The Same Policies After A Recovery or Complete Reimage ?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - .Louis
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A:HP Recovery seems to block my Recovery from System Image

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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Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either tests fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.
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A:System Image Recovery

Hello Templar,

That would only be if you wanted to do a system image recovery using step 1 in the tutorial below instead of using step 2 to boot to "System Recovery Options" with your Windows 7 installation disc.

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
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A:System Recovery from image

Find the Windows Image Backup file on that HD and put it on an external or your new primary HD to be detected by the imaging utility.

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If easier, just refer a link if this has already been covered in another thread.


A:System Recovery Image

Hello Evols, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this excellent, free imaging program at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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The only thing I can think of is that, hopefully, Dell designed the recovery drive against the possibility that the C: drive might be scrambled / formatted / replaced and it should be bootable. Have you tried setting your BIOS to boot from the D: drive ?  If you haven't, it might be worth a shot.
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If this works as outlined above, you will probably find a lot of unnecessary software has been installed, and you will have all your updates to do for everything from the original build date, plus re-installing all your own software. This is a bucket load of unwanted work, but, if you get this far, you will at least have a working computer !
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A:System Image vs. System Recovery Disc

A "system image" created by a disk backup program such as Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image (and similar) will allow creating a full hard drive backup (all partitions if there are partitions) to a separate hard drive. With this method (what I use with Macrium Reflect) it will allow restoring the complete hard drive back to how it was when the last backup was created. This includes everything, the Operating System and installed programs and all user data.

Windows has a built in backup but its not as robust or full featured as 3rd party backup programs.

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A:Recovery Disk and System Image

Hello Jackman33,

Here's how it works on Windows 8:

Once you use the Win 7 Recovery Option to create a System Image, you have three ways to restore that image if required:

The first method is to create a Rescue Disk which is done as the last step of the System Image creation process or on demand.
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Boot from:
CD/DVD (Legacy)

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Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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Welcome to the Seven Forums, Ninchie.

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

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To activate you can use your existing Product Key.
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A:Win 7 not starting after system image recovery

Hello Papagei and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you used the native Windows 7 imaging tool to create your system image. Couple of thoughts come to mind. Did you create/save the system image using disks or an external USB hard drive? The worst case scenario is the system image was corrupted or did not get created properly. If that's the situation it's unlikely that you'll be able to use that system image. Perhaps some other more knowledgeable Forum member will jump in with ideas on how to get the image to work.

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Did you replace the original hard drive because it was failing? Or just to move to a larger hard drive? Or perhaps upgrade to a SSD? If the original hard drive is still working you may want to reinstall it and use a different imaging program like Marcrium Free.

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Hmm, that does not sound good. Looks like you lost your bootmgr. What program did you use for imaging/restore?
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Create a Systym Repair Disk and try it.
Worth a try..
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Might want to try using Macrium Reflect Free to create and restore the image. Do it from a booted CD rather that from Windows 8 itself.

I've done this with Acronis True Image Home 2012 and it's worked so it is doable.

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Might want to try using Macrium Reflect Free to create and restore the image. Do it from a booted CD rather that from Windows 8 itself.

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A:system image recovery in windows 8 pro

Good question.

You might think a win7 repair disc would be able to pick up the backup image and restore it.

I haven't tried it - but I doubt it.

For marketing reasons, MS do not usually let previous o/s recovery work on the new version.

Worth a try - this may be an exception - after all, it is called win7 file recovery ( or something like that ) - even in win8.

Isn't it included in win8 repair options?

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A:system image recovery in windows 8 pro

Good question.

You might think a win7 repair disc would be able to pick up the backup image and restore it.

I haven't tried it - but I doubt it.

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Hi emilio nazario,

I'm not sure that I understand the entire problem, but I did catch some of it.

Have to tried using bootable media while trying to access the recovery image to see if you are able to use the mouse that way? See HERE.

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Macrium Reflect Free
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I assume you are talking about Windows 10 own system image backup.

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Settings > Update & Security > left side, Recovery > right side, under Advanced startup, click the Restart now button > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Image Recovery...................
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A:Problem with System Image Recovery

Not sure what is happening with your Win 7 system image. I use the Win 7 back up and restore as well and I have often worried that in the event of a catastrophic disk failure I might not be able to recover.....I will probably purchase Acronis soon. However, I do a manual backup of all data files and a separate sys image just in case the recover option fails and I have to reinstall as well as manually retrieve the data files.

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Since I run some demanding stuff on my machine, I have had to do several fresh installs on two of my machines to solve certain problems. I am to the point now where it is becoming old hat to just reinstall.

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A:HP DV4-2040US System Recovery Image not completing

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:Can't see second Hard drive after using System Image Recovery

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A:System Image Only of Recovery Partition Before w8Downgrade

I suppose my first question may be disregarded as I am going with creating a recovery disk with the partition included instead...

but the second question still stands and I could use any advice
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Hi I'm running Win Pro bit in UEFI mode amp I have successfully taken a Windows System Image of my PC in preparation for upgrading to Win So Incorrect Password Image Recovery System now I'm testing that I can actually restore my system so I go to PC Settings - gt General System Image Recovery Password Incorrect - gt Advanced Startup - gt Troubleshoot - gt Advanced Options - gt System Image Recovery On the next screen I select my PC Account name the only System Image Recovery Password Incorrect account listed and then enter my password However I always get quot Password Incorrect Please try again quot I am certain that I am entering the correct password I can restart the PC and login to windows using the same Account amp password without any problems In User Accounts there is only User Account listed which has administrator rights Nor have I tried to change the password since the System Image was taken Does anyone know what the problem might be amp how to solve it Thankyou BazzaG

A:System Image Recovery Password Incorrect

Did you make this image to a network location, and if you did, was a password entered for the image access?
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I have searched and read the tutorials and forums about the system image recovery and SATA drivers, concerning "This will show you how to load the SATA drivers in System Image Recovery when Windows 8 cannot find your backup hard drive due to lack of loaded drivers. ," as indicated on this tutorial link < SATA Drivers - Load in Windows 8 System Image Recovery >.

and someone with this link < > asked "Where are the sata drivers???"but i believe none answered the inquiry.

If someone will please direct me to the link or solution which i might have missed for the my inquiry on "HOW TO COPY THE SATA DRIVERS, AND/or THE LOCATION OF WHICH WHERE TO FIND THE SATA DRIVERS".

Thanks for any info.

A:SATA Drivers for System Image Recovery

SATA drivers are already embedded in the bios. You just have to go into BIOS and turn AHCI on. For USB 3.0 you need xHCI that already comes with Windows 8 and above: Attachment 57346 Here' a link from Seagate about SATA drivers.
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A:System image recovery stops partway through

While it is restoring the images, it has to erase what is currently on the drive. I would try the steps in the tutorial below. It will take awhile but it will clean the entire hard drive. Then you can try to restore the image and see if it goes any faster.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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My HDD is partitioned C: for OS and D: for data.

I did a System Image of C: only.

When I did a System Image recovery "Format and repartition disks" was greyed out and could not be selected, as per SevenForums Tutorial step 6 (shown below.)

6. Check Format and repartition disks, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)
So I just clicked Next and continued.

Everything seems to be working fine, even after a few hours of use.

Was it not necessary to select "Format and repartition disks" in my case when only C: was Imaged and Recovered, or am I going to have problems sooner or later?

I presume if I had partitioned after the Image was taken then I would definately need to select this option.

Many thanks for any replies, the Microsoft Help for this is not very detailed.

A:System Image Recovery Step 6 Question

If you did an image of c only, you should be OK.
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Any help would be appreciated.
I should add, when go to the system recovery page the only option is a system restore.

A:need help restoring drive image after system recovery

Welcome to the Forums.

See if this page is helpful:
Seagate Manager - Backing Up & Restoring Data
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I trying to do an Advanced System Recovery from a System Image I have on DVDs.
I don't get very far (after it says to put the LAST DVD in) and it asks that I install "Drivers?" and the pop-up access takes me to System32>drivers, yet I believe that it wants system information. But what system information and where do I find among all that is available in the System32('s) many selections.

Will there be anymore surprises like this further in that I should be aware of now and be prepared for?

Oh, I run Windows Pro 7 32bit, on an eMachine El1200, I also have an 2TB external hard drive attached.

A:Advanced Recovery - System Image Question

Hmm, I am not sure I understand your problem. Sounds like you want to make an image recovery but have no image - but a system copy instead.

If you want to use imaging, I recommend you go with the free Macrium Reflect. That is the easiest to use and the most reliable, and it is fast too. And put your images on your 2TB disk - not on DVDs.

Imaging with free Macrium
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I noticed that when I made my first Backup image (per Win 7 OS and not third party software) that it created a system restore point. If I wanted to delete all system restore points will I still be able to use that recovery image should I need it? In other words, are the OS-created images and system restore somehow integrated and dependant upon one another? I think the answwer is no, but I want to make sure just in case.

FWIW, i installed Acronis True Image 2010 and would like to disable system restore altogether once I get the feel for this OS


A:Recovery Image and System Restore Point

They are separate. You can make on schedule,: Just image or just restore or just a copy of your files (back up and save)
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Hello - I Image Partition Configuring System on Recovery have just done a fresh install of Windows Pro to my reasonably old hardware I am running a boot loader Configuring System Image on Recovery Partition called Clover which emulates EFI and Windows has therefore been installed to a GPT disk I manually configured the partitions according to this Sample Configure UEFI GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart Giving me this I understand that the st MB partition is to hold the recovery environment which I think is configured since the following is returned Code C Windows system gt REAGENTC EXE Info Windows Recovery Environment Windows RE and system reset configuration Information Windows RE status Enabled Windows RE Configuring System Image on Recovery Partition location GLOBALROOT device harddisk partition Recove ry WindowsRE Boot Configuration Data BCD identifier ca cef b- f - e - e -ac f b bb e Recovery image location Recovery image index Custom image location Custom image index REAGENTC EXE Operation Successful Am I on the right track when I say that I now need to create the recovery image in to the GB partition Can Windows do this or must I use a tool such as AOMEI OneKey Recovery

A:Configuring System Image on Recovery Partition

I booted in to Windows PE and ran disk part to find out the drive letters and this has shown that the Windows drive is mounted under Windows PE as C: and the 15 GB as K:
I then ran:

dism /capture-image /image-file:k:\windows10_pro.wim /capturedir:C:\ /name:"Windows 10 Pro"
The image file got create ok however the system restore is unable find the drive and hence also not the wim file.
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I have spent most of the past 12 hours trying to restore my win8pro system from a system image. the image was saved to a usb hard drive. win8pro system image recovery won't see the usb hard drive. I tried copying the backup to a drive on my network, but recovery won't see that either, even when entering the exact path to the backup using the network option. I then tried to copy the backup to a second hard drive, installing that hard drive directly into the machine. no go, wouldn't even recognize the drive.
I'm at my wits end. any ideas?


A:windows 8 pro system image recovery can't see backup

I have a similar problem. I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 and no CD/DVD reader. I have an external USB3-connected Seagate drive to which I have saved several System Image files. The system image recovery doesn't see the USB external drive in the same way as jaypea500 described. I can get as far as "Add Drivers" with the instruction to "insert installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver". My laptop doesn't have floppy or DVD drive. I have no installation media. Where do I get the drivers for the external disk from please?
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I have tried booting with the setup dvd and tried everything there (startup repair, bootfix from cmd, etc) but nothing seems to work.

I have next booted Hiren's Live XP and I can see my partitions (btw what is the small 100mb partition called system reserved?). I have found a folder called Recovery on my boot partition which contains a large file called winre.wim, can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ? If yes, how do I do that? (remember that win setup doesn't see my partitions) I have copied the whole recovery folder to an usb stick, but when I get to System Image recovery it doesn't find it...

Please help!

Thanks in advance.

LE: (thanks mod for proper edit of the post)

A:Can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ?

You can't boot into Windows? If so post a screen shot of your disk management window.

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I have 6 system image backups from 6 different systems on my external HDD and I'm trying to recover system #6 but when I go to system image recovery (spamming F8 > Repair My Computer) it only shows the first 3 system image backups why is this?

Temporary Solution: Move backups #12345 to a different disk then the system image recovery tool can read system image backup #6

Here's what I'm talking about: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

A:System Image Recovery can only read 3 backups?

UPDATE: Just tried the external HDD on my main PC to see if it can read all 6 backups, nope. The same first 3 are only shown and my main PC is Windows 7 Ultimate, thinking it might be a Windows 7 Version limitation. All systems are updated
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Home Premium Service Pack bit Processor AMD Athlon tm II P Dual-Core Processor AMD Family Model Stepping and REcovery System Option Advanced Boot Image Processor Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery Count RAM Mb Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD Series Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard AMD Corp Guam Antivirus AVG Anti-Virus Updated and Enabled Trying to fix friends laptop Need to restore it All her restore points are gone Want to do a system image recovery quot if IT still has old information from Advanced Boot Options Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery Have tried a dozen times to restart and use F key get to Advanced Boot Options Manage to get to Safe Mode Option but I don t see or there isn t anyway to get o the Advanced Boot Options screen Wondering about just going to the command prompt after windows loads and typing rstrul exe will that work Thanks its taking too long and I want it done before she gets here from work so i can just give it to her nbsp

A:Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery

hiya, try tapping f5 as soon as you startup keep tapping until you hear a beep
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I had a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Pro that started giving very poor battery performance and the case was getting very hot.

MS agreed to either repair/replace under warranty but I needed to ship it back.

Before I shipped it back I did a Windows 10 System Image Backup to a USB drive hopeing that if MS replaced with a new Surface pro 3 I would be able to restore the Image to the new unit.

MS has as I thought replaced the Surface Pro 3 with a new one but I am struggling to restore the image to this new one.

It is asking for a recovery Key ?

Am I right in thinking that you can restore the Image to a replacement unit ?

Many thanks for your help

A:Windows 10 System Image Recovery On Replacement Unit

No. The system image you have done on the old Surface Pro cannot be applied to another Surface Pro.

If you go to the folder that contains the system image backup, you will see that the folder has a name. That name is in reference to the machine it took the backup from.
Your new surface pro has a different computer name. Do a new system image with that new surface and you'll see it has a different name.
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WHERE it restores the image to? on which drive? i have 3 drives on my computer, one failing i made an image of, one ive put the image backup to, and the new and empty one i want to restore the image to... i did not find the destination selection
in the recovery dialogue...

thank you for answer
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A:Will Windows recovery using system image delete other partitions?

The HP recovery partition will NOT restore the PC to the way it is now.

It will restore it to the way it was when shipped from HP.

You should be able to make a set of "recovery" DVDs that will also restore the PC to the way it was when shipped from HP. If you have a set of recovery DVDs that work, you don't need to keep the recovery partition.

I think your recovery partition will be restored IF AND ONLY IF you include it in your image backup. An imaging program is the only way to restore your PC to the way it is NOW.

Personally, I would use an imaging program such as Macrium to back up my system rather than the Windows program, but it is your choice.
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A:System Image Recovery from Network Drive - not found

Yes as long as the NAS is on the same router. If you are not able to ping or trace route sites from one computer, something is messed up with the DNS table. As for the Windows System recovery, it has issues if that was what you were using.
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Internal error. Specified file can't be found. (0x80070002)

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There is a large reference book on Win 7 called Windows 7 Inside and Out.

Even in this big book only a couple pages are on repair. I have recently moved to Win 7 from XP.
The repair routine on the XP installer cd got me out of a lot of jams.

But now it seems I need to make a separate repair cd on Win 7 through the System Image Recovery.
Even this assumes that Win7 is going does it not?

How can I build a repair cd that boots and restores the MBR where the usual problem
is after an unexpected power out or shutdown?

My most common instance of having the HD go bad is having an interrupted clone job
using Norton Ghost.

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A:Build a Repair disk with Win7 System Image Recovery

Seasons Greetings
Listen to me. I and many members of this forum, do not get overly involved with repairs etc. Just download the free Macrium Reflect, it allows you to make an image on an external hard drive. No matter what your problem, just repair with a current image. It saved me several times. I do not know about Norton, but using Macrium is the place to start.
If you still want a repair disc, this will help
System Repair Disc - Create
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A:system image recovery to a higher capacity hard drive

This is normal. You need to extend the partition to the right using Disk Management. Right click the partition in Disk Management and select Extend.
Edit: Fixed link.
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A:System Image Recovery allow me to identify & restore individual files?

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but when doing a System Image Recovery, you will not be able to pick and choose individual files and folders. It's an all or none deal.

However, you could use the tutorial below to manaully extract individual files and folders from within the system image if you like.System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
Hope this helps,
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A:Backup and recovery space management problem, with system image

I can't answer your question directly.

Windows Backup is cryptic, a bit inflexible, and prone to misunderstandings and confusion. That's exactly why I gave up on it.

I'd suggest you think of your backup tasks as being in 2 categories:

1: Backup of Windows itself and all installed applications, using an imaging program.
2: Backup of everything else---typically your personal data, WITHOUT using imaging.

I'd use a separate program to do each of those tasks. I'd do the former perhaps weekly or monthly and the latter daily if not more often.

A program like Macrium or Acronis or Aomei Backupper could make an image within 10 minutes to an hour, depending on how much space is occupied on your Windows partition.

A program such as FreeFileSync or Synctoy can backup personal data with a single mouse click. The first backup might take hours, but subsequent later backups are much quicker. I back up 90,000 files occupying about 600 GB daily and the procedure takes anywhere from 30 to 80 seconds, rarely more.
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Thanks. :)
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A:System Image recovery from bootable WinPE flash/usb drive.

Something may have been lost in interpretation here.
1) I always use my grub4dos based Flash drive with a bunch of utilities on it to restore a Windows image. Basically use the system repair disk iso on the flash drive.
2) The only drive constraint on restoring the image is that the drive you are restoring to must be larger than the the size of the imaged partitions. So if you had imaged a main Windows 7 OS partition of say 300GB the the drive you are restoring to must be at least 300GB (plus a little for a system reserved if you had one).

You can have images on multiple connected USB HDDs which were not connected when one of the images of interest was made.
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A:Factory image recovery w/system backup discs freeze at disc

Sounds like a bad burn on disk 2.

Pressing the f11 key during startup on a computer with an HP factory image will start the system recovery process even if the prompt is not displayed.
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Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows 7 - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
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How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
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You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
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A:System image recovery has deleted my external hard drive partition

Hi Fuadansari

Can you please tell us the manufacturer and the model of the hard drive that was overwritten.

I've done that process so I think that I understand what happened. Is it an Acer laptop?

The most important thing at this point is that you DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING TO THE AFFECTED DRIVE. That means do not format it or do anything that may alter the data that is currently on it.

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Figured out the best way to create a complete image of my Hard drive.

Capacity is 320GB
4 partitions - System Partition (C), Recovery Partition, some other 2 small partitions.
I have to modify these partitions and sizes when installing Win7. I want to completely image this HDD so I can get these back exactly the way they are now.

What is the best software I can use and what are the best methods? Please give me your opinions and instructions. Thanks.

A:Creating full Image of Hard disk System & recovery partitions (Dell)

(1) Download Macrium Reflect (Free)
(2) Create an image with all 4 partitions selected
(3) Make the linux recovery boot CD
(4) Make sure the linux boot CD works and can locate the image you just made and shows the 4 partitions for selection. Exit.

If the linux boot CD fails to work as will happen on some system configurations you can try in place of the linux CD:
(1) Hirens Boot CD Macrium Reflect is part of the mini XP environment
(2) Macrium pe recovery disk. To make this you will need to download the Macrium Reflect V5 trial and be prepared to do a large MS download of WAIK (~1GB). Macrium guides you through the quite straightforward process.
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I like it! It's astounding how quickly storage space goes by when using an SSD. I upgraded to 120GB after red-lining my old 60GB SSD, and am upgrading to a 240GB SSD since I red-lined my current drive. Every little bit counts.
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