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System Recovery Failed


Running windows 7 on dell. Kept getting popups and this site unsafe popups. Tried to run malwarebytes and couldn't. I use avg virus. Tried system restore. Failed. Tried pc recovery. It failed. After system recovery failed when i chose to reboot received message on black screen. Loading pbr for descriptor 2. Done. A disk read error occurred. Press control, alt, delete to restart.

When i do that i just keep getting the same screen. Can't get to windows or safe mode. Did diagnostics and received error code 650f:136c. Msg: ide device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive. Test requires media with data (resource cd, installation cd) don't have cds as this was supposed to be in computer as system recovery.


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System Recovery Not Working

I got hp g61 window 7, amd athlon (tm) ii dual-core m300 2. 00ghz with 4. Gb ram and 64 bit window operating system. I partitioned the drive c as described in window 7 help. After partitioned c, system recovery not working, as i want to revert my computer to original factory position. When i inserted recovery disks, window 7 automatically started instead of recovery. Two questions:

1. How i can access the recovery option and revert my computer to original factory position.
2. Is my recovery disks are ok, how i can check them, why they did not work.


Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

System Image Recovery Stops

I had to send my laptop in for an rma, so i made a system image of my drives using the windows 7 backup utility. I have a single 250gb hard drive which is partitioned into two different drives. My c: had mostly windows 7 files and some programs while my d: had game installations and was used for general storage. When i received the laptop back (they just had to replace my dvd drive), i noticed they reformatted my hard drive and threw windows vista back on the thing, but the partitions still looked to be the same as before.

My system images were stored on a 1tb external drive, so i booted off of a windows 7 recovery cd and attempted to restore the c: and d: drives. After 13 minutes in the progress bar reaches about 1/3 of the way in. The hard drive activity light switches from always on to just flickering every couple seconds and no more progress is made. I've given it over an hour just sitting at this spot, but no matter how much time is given, the restore does not progress.

I've tried changing different options in the restore utility (only restoring one drive, formatting the drives to match the images and not), but no matter what i do, i get the same problem. I've also tried running the system image recovery from a windows 7 disk and from within windows 7 after a clean install. Does anyone have any suggestions? When i made the system image, i was told it was successful.


Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

System Image Recovery Can't Find System Image

I am trying to restore a backup system image to my repaired pc. It is wiped clean. I have the "repair disc windows 7 64 bit" that i created in windows 7. Using windows 7 backup i have a system image backup on an external wd essentials 1tb usb hard drive. I insert the repair disc and start the system. Get to system recovery options. I have the external hard disk with the system backup image connected. Select system image recovery option. Says "windows cannot find a system image on this computer. Attach the backup hard disk or insert the final dvd from a backup set and click retry. Alternatively, close this dialog for more options.

Retry gives me the same message. Tried starting with drive attached, not attached, same result. Click cancel. Next option selected is "select a system image. " No system image listed. Hit refresh, still nothing. Top of screen says "click advanced to add a network location or install a driver for a backup device if it does not show up in the list below. "  I click on the advanced tab.

Option to "search for a system image on the network" or "install a driver. " I select install a driver. Find the right driver for the wd essential hard drive (disk.sys and partmgr.sys) and when i click on them i get "the specified location does not contain information about your hardware. "  Click ok. Can't find how to load these drivers i am being asked for. Funny thing is that on the screen where i search for driver i can see the wd essential hard drive connected to the system. I can also see the system image files but when i click on them i get the same error message, "the specified location does not contain information about your hardware. "


Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Driver Update Via System Image Recovery Problem

Driver update via system image recovery. Not enough disk-space on "virtual"x: drive. Trying to upgrade my computer with windows 7. The following problem occurs. After trying to reboot, the screen says starting services. The screen flickers and a message appears with windows 7 encountered and unexpected problem. After that the system hangs. After googling, i've figured that the ati driver is the problem.

I wanted to repair this with system image recovery, using the driver install option says there isn't a system image yet. I can load a file and try to install this driver but a message appears with not enough disk space. When going to the explorer (still in system image recovery) i see a new disk x: with only about 38 mb disk space and about 2 mb free.


Posted On: 2009-12-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Invalid Password - Cannot Access System Recovery Console

System recovery console insists i'm using an "invalid password. " I installed win7. I make a written record of all passwords used so i am certain i know the password i set initially; it's a simple word i always use for low-security situations. Nevertheless, i tried all logical variations of that password (upper and lower case, etc. ) But nothing works. I loaded "ophcrack livecd" and found the password is . I tried using no password and that fails also. What can i do to get past "invalid password" so i can get into the system recovery console?Thanks.

Posted On: 2010-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 21 Replies .

System Recovery Option Not Compatible With Version Of Windows

Was organizing the sata connectors in case disconnecting/reconnecting a few hdds, one with the windows 7 64 bit os (h1). Then disconnected all hdds leaving a new one and installed windows 7 64 bit on it (h2) with only it connected. Performed fine. Disconnected it (h2) and reconnected the first one (h2) and windows 7 would not launch, so inserted os disc and it would repair something (i have no idea what as it did not indicate, i found that to be particular helpful by ms) and then windows 7 would launch. From there on, any time i switched between the two drives each having the respective os (h1 or h2), the os disc would need to be used to repair the unspecified problem and launch win. Did this a few times until the first os (h1) the disc no longer could 'repair' what ever needed to be fixed and the famous message follows:

"This version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows"

The real (dis)interesting part to all of this, is that yes important data is off on drives other than the os drive though did have a few files with mostly shortcuts on the desktop. In accessing the first os (h1) via the second (h2), after fighting through the "access is denied" and "ownership rights" ual busines, only half of the files that were on the desktop are actually in the desktop folder/directory. Is it worth fixing the os on h1 to get into windows to see if these files magically reappear or is what i'm seeing directly in the folder all that remains. What happened to files that were on the desktop and what is it with all of these fundamental os/hdd issues with windows 7?


Posted On: 2012-10-17 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Failed System Image

I'm attempting to use the windows 7 back up and restore feature and get an error message during the creation of the system image:

     Windows backup encountered and error when accessing the remote shared folder. (0x8078015b)

     Additional information:
     The semaphore timeout period has expired. (0x80070079)

A backup without the system image works fine.


Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Failed To Load Operating System

Windows 7 wont start, sometimes as if it's not there anymore, my cpu is an intel i7 860 with gpu nvidia gtx275 and 4gb of ram. It's pretty new and not even a year old yet. Overall it's not a bad computer. Anyway, like a week ago it started lagging some, then it got worse after a few days. The hdd light is always showing and i can hear the computer working hard as if i'm running many programs at once. But my from my task manager , i can see that the cpu speed is like lower than 5% and the ram like 30% which is normal. Sometimes the lag is gone and sometimes it's back.

When it happens, even when when i watch videos, the videos lag. Then later, my computer start restarts on its own. On one of the restart, after post , the desktop computer runschkdsk or something like that, that scans the c: drive for errors , i think, and i let it do that. And i can still go into the computer after. But it just goes downhill. The restarts became more often and the 'starting windows ' screen at start became longer and longer. After another restart, there was 2 options 'launch system recovery tools ' and 'start windows normally ' i cant remember if thats exactly what they are called.

I run system recovery tools and restart after that and i can still come back into the computer. I run myavast! Anti-virus program to check for virus but there isn't any. I have also tried to usesystem restore but there isn't any restore points created, which is unusual because there was always some restore points. After yet another restart later, i couldn't get back into the computer anymore. After post , at the screen of 'loading operating system . ', instead of going to 'starting windows ', it say something like 'failed to load operating system, insert the cd into cd/dvd drive '.

Sorry, i am not very good at recalling stuff. But i do not have the cd, windows 7 was installed in the pc before i bought it. So i reset the computer and it came up with 'windows error recovery ' and i have the 2 options 'launch system recovery tools ' and 'start windows normally ' like before, but this time after i use the first option, it just stops at a blank screen and nothing else.

I reset the computer again and i chose the second opting and it does nothing again (just stops at the blank screen). I keep trying to turn off and restart my computer several times now. After that, it will came up with one of these every time now : 1) insert cd 2) windows error recovery 3) it will go on to 'starting windows ' but blank screen after that.


Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Create System Image Failed

Upgraded windows 7 home premium to ultimate using anytime upgrade. Tried to create system image on a second hard drive, and it failed with a message about not having enough disk space on the destination drive. Before starting the backup, i got a message that about 27gb would be needed. There is over 100gb of free space on the second hard drive. Tried again, this time saving to my networked shared drive, also with over 100gb free space. Same failure message. The system c: drive shows 52. 1gb free of 74. 4gb

Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Restore System Failed To Start

I purchased a lenovo with windows 7 starter it has the one key recovery option but i cannot use it i get a error message that states the program cannot restore the system this is supposed to be a secured partition in the harddrive installed by lenovo and with win 7 added but i cant even get the pc to boot up when i boot up i get a black error screen that says windows failed to start. This is a netbook without cd-roms and the harddrive is where the win 7 is installed i did backups internally never to a disc i just purchased this computer in feb 2010 its only may not even 3 months of use and its of no use if the windows wont boot up so obviously since it wont boot i cant download anything from microsoft or the lenovo site what can i do to get that computer working i called lenovo its not covered in the warranty cause its software from microsoft software.

Posted On: 2010-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Boot Start Or System Start Driver Failed To Load

Getting frequent blue screen errors in windows 7 professional, 64 bit. Checked the event viewer and the error id is- 7026. The system is not having any optical drive installed, and have disabled access to cd/dvd rom in group policy.

Posted On: 2010-07-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Os Recovery

I recently got a new hp all in one pc (model ms 227) and the first few days were spent exploring the changes from earlier versions of windows on previous pc's. (I used vista for a short time on my old pc, but after suffering a power supply failure which fried my motherboard, i had more recently been using my other halfs pc which wasnt a name brand, more like homemade pc running xp. ) Anyhow starting on only the 2nd or 3rd day of "learning through experimentation" i began to experience the "blue dump screen" syndrome. I attempted to restart the thing, and very shortly it happened a 2nd time, followed by a third. It seemed that it restarted slower each time until it finally got stuck.

As you maybe can tell, i am relatively "technologically limited", but am willing to try almost anything when nothing else seems to work. And one of the prompts that i was given was to "repeatedly press f11 on boot and run system recovery. (Can you guess where this is going?) Yes, i mistook system recovery for what i know as system restore. Anyway when the thing restarted again i received the error " no os system found". So apparently i inadvertently wiped my os from my hd.

As luck would have it this thing came pre loaded with the os (with no disks) and i, like an idiot, did not create the recovery disks i was advised to because i thought: this thing is brand new what can go wrong?  I'll do it as soon as i get done checking it out. (And now that i know what i did wrong, i.e: inviting "murphy" in) can any bosy help me put an os back on here. I'd hate to go out and spend more money (i dont have) on something if i don't have to.


Posted On: 2010-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Error Recovery

Im having some issues with windows 7, the screen is saying "windows error recovery, windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly. Startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. I have two choice's to choose from one is launch startup repair(recommended) and the other one is "start windows normally". I tried start windows normally , it just goes back to the windows error recovery screen and i tried launch startup repair that is recommended it loads and then it just goes to a black screen. I waited for it to do something but nothing happen.

Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recovery Disk Gone

In the course of trying to resolve a problem with a "low disk space" error message that i have been getting i apparently my entire recovery drive (d:), about 8g.

I went to the "my computer" icon and right clicked and selected "manage", found the "disk management" section, selected my "hp-recovery (d:)", right clicked "format", changed from "fat32" to "ftns". The drive formatted and showed up empty. Then the directions i was following told me to right click on the new formatted drive and click "delete volume". It then talked about following some other steps about renaming the drive but mine has completely vanished.

So in conclusion, i'm an idiot. I deleted a recovery drive and didn't even fix the problem i set out to fix. Please if anyone can help i would be very grateful.

Specs.
Hp-pavilion dv-9000 cto notebook


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recovery Drive Is Full

I am trying to add memory to my desktop pc; i recently installed windows 7 and my recovery drive d is full. What can i do besides delete files to clean my hard drive or de-fragmentation? I am trying to either buy or find free downloads for my compaq sr5030nx to increase its memory. I recently purchased and installed windows 7, cleaned my hard drive with a seagate external hard drive, but my recovery d drive is red! And has no disk space left.

Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Problem With D: Recovery Drive

I am on a dell inspiron 1721 computer and i recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista. Now when i try to download any application it tells me i don't have enough space on d:. So, i changed the download location to c: and it downloaded, then when i tried to go and install the program, winzip, it tells me i don't have enough space on d: even though i specifically told it to install to c:program files. Is it safe to just delete d: or somehow override anything that would go into that folder? It is very frustrating.

Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recovery D Drive Filling Up

I've just installed windows 7 on a dell inspiron 1521 laptop. Although there is plenty of disk space left on the c drive, the d drive (the recovery drive) has a horizontal red bar displayed almost all across. Although it is a 10gig recovery drive it says there is only 397mb left.

For some reason ant software i install gets directed to the d drive, and also any files get directed there. I've just tried downloading i tunes and it fails as part of the programme is being directed to the d drive but there isn't enough space!

Apart from that, the system seems to run fairly fast and smooth. It's just this recovery d drive filling up. Hope someone can help.


Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Admin Password Recovery

I bought a samsung r519 laptop today with windows 7 installed, i done all the set up and everything works fine i set up the admin account it asked me for my name and a password which i entered correctly twice, now when it asks me for the password for the admin account it wont accept the password that i have for the account. I need to reset the account somehow and reset the password otherwise i will have just wasted £400 on a laptop i can not actually use. Any ideas would be helpful asap as i want to use it within the next few days?

Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recovery Of Disc Image

My desktop pc had a hard drive failure. Windows 7 home premium had been installed as an upgrade from win xp a couple of months ago. Here is my question - i have replaced the bad drive with the original drive still containing win xp. I can re-install win 7  home premium, but i also have a new and unused upgrade package of win 7 professional. Also, i have a disc image of my pre-crash win 7 home premium on an external hard drive. Which win 7 should i install (home premium or professional) and can i then recover the disc image, thereby saving the re-install of every program i had pre-crash?

Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Delete Old Recovery Partition

On my toshiba laptop there is a pre-installed recovery file on a separate partition to the vista:c one[which is now 7 since i upgraded]it is on a partition called data:e. Also on this partition is a file called ro8500 en. Tag which windows won't open. Both these were there when i bought the laptop 2 years ago. They take up 4 gbs on an 11 gb partition. Can i delete this partition safely now i don't need the recovery file for vista anymore? I want to extend the c partition into the space that would be created.

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Windows Error Recovery

Description of problem:"windows error recovery" comes up during booting; with 2 options-1)launch startup repair(recommended)2)start windows normally i cannot access my desktop. If i choose "launch startup repair" it goes to the next screen where i see "windows is loading files. ". It never goes beyond this screen. If i choose "start normally", i never get beyond "starting windows". I ran diagnostics (pre-boot system assessment build 4118) and so far got: hard drive 0 - self test unsuccessful. Error code 2000-0142 status 79

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error Recovery On Start Up

I have a message stating "windows failed to star. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. " I have tried both optinos1) launch startup repair (recommend)2) start windows normally choosing the first option it loads the windows file is loading  and then gets 3 bars into the windows & load screen then goes blank.

I have let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes in order to allow it to run it's diagnostic, but all that comes on the screen is the mouse cursor and nothing more. Choosing the second option, i get microsoft start up logo it runs and then a blank screen with a mouse cursor as well, but will not go past this point.

I attempted the f8 command to attempt to pick a boot another way, but it does not allow. Lastly, under the indicator lights on my lap top the processing indicator does not light up post the windows screen, thus my assumption is it will not configure in either option. The only indicator light that is present is the moon or sleep light.


Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Get Win 7 Recovery Media?

I bought my laptop with microsoft window 7 home premium install in it. Then my laptop had been attack by virus and i had to format my laptop. Currently i am using pirate windows 7 ultimate to function my laptop back. I know this is wrong but i don't know how to get back my window 7 home premium to be install. I have the product key for window 7 home premium since i had the original windows when im first time buy my laptop.

My problem is how can i install back my original windows? Do i have to buy new windows again? Can i just activate my product key with this currently windows i use. I really need to get back my original windows. Hope there is some help for my problem.


Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

How Do You Make Recovery Disk In Win 7 ?

How do you make a recovery disk in windows 7 or a install disk? I made one in windows vista is there a program in windows 7 that will make the disk that will reload windows like it was new.

Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Motherboard Failure And Win 7 Recovery

After recently upgrading to windows 7 ultimate 32-bit, first my old graphics card melted, which i successfully replaced, and now my motherboard recently crapped itself. I've replaced it with a different motherboard and had to upgrade my ram, but still retained the old cpu. Windows 7 now won't load, i presume because the existing drivers are incompatible. I am really, really keen not to have to do a complete reinstall of windows 7 (because my wife has all her outlook contacts on the hd and hasn't backed them up and she will make my life a complete misery if i can't recover them).

However, i notice there is no 'rebuild' function for windows 7. I have been led to believe that if i delete the old mobo and ram drivers then windows 7 is clever enough to load without them and download new ones from the internet but am unsure how to go about this. None of the safe mode functions seem to allow this. I also understand that the windows oem might not accept my old product key but would be happy if i even got to that stage at this point!I'm sure i'm not the first for this to have happened. Has anyone else come up with a creative solution?


Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Open File C:recovery.dat

I have been trying to install windows 7 ultimate and when the installation is almost complete, where its about to take me to the desktop, i get a huge fat red error, and on the top of the screen it says can not open file c:recovery. Dat. It stays there and the only way i can turn off my laptop is if i unplug it and remove the battery, i have also tried going into safe mode with networking witch has had the same results ending with the error screen. What can i do to continue the final stages of installing windows 7 and get my laptop in working condition again?

My laptop is a asus notebook n50vn sn: 8bn0as09004045h

I have seen this on another thread but it doesnt work. My windows 7 ultimate is on a usb and cant be burnt onto a dvd. Try starting your computer in safe mode, follow these steps:
 
1. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
2. Tap the f8 key after your computer initially powers on.
3. Once you see the advanced boot options menu you can stop tapping.
4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
5. Select safe mode with networking and press enter.
6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.
7. You should then be at the welcome screen.
8. Logon to your computer using an account with administrator privileges.
 


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Specific Drive Recovery Supported Or Not?

Let the case be:-1. I have a 240 gb hdd. I partition it into three drives of 80, 80, 80 gb each. 2. The drive names are c, d and e. I am using e: drive for recovery drive. 3. Now i create recovery of only c: drive in e: drive. Now is it possible that whatever changes i do to the d: drive, they are not undone when i recover my system. i.e. If i have copied some stuff in d: drive after creation of recovery for c: drive and hadn't created recovery for d: drive, then on restoration of my c: drive will the data on d: drive be safe or will the stuff in it will also get changed?

Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup And Recovery, Moving Backups

When i set up the automatic backup, i directed it to use the space i had available on a hard drive. Within a few days, it began to give me "low backup space" messages.
 
I have since bought an external hard drive and have redirected backup and restore to store backups there. I am still getting frequent "low backup space" messages for the first drive i used.
 
1. How can i convince the system that it needs no more space on the first drive because i will not be storing any more backups there and to stop telling me about the "low backup space"?
 
2. Can i move the backups from the first drive to the second drive so that all of my backups are in one space and the space on the old drive is freed for other purposes?


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Login Password Recovery / Reset

A friend of mine is setting up a new laptop with windows 7. He gave his assistant his chosen password to access windows, however, she forgot to write the case combination she used down. So now he can't access windows. Is there a password recovery section or a way that he can reset this. I am not sure if there were alternate security questions asked that he could refer to, but getting around the password with alternate questions, would he still need the password to be able to reset this?

Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .