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System Recovery I want to do a syster recovery using the second hard drive in my computer. I've done it before but forgot how please help!

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  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    Please specify the make and model of PC and OS as this procedure varies depending on the system. Are you sure you have a second hard drive and not just a recovery partition?

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YOU NEED THE RECOVERY CD ...AND START UP WITH THAT

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I need a recovery disk for a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5907 model# PSLB8U04X02F I had to replace the hard drive but i have no recovery disk. Can you please help me find one thats free I have 4 kids need...


  • Toshiba provides, provided the hdd is not damaged, a restore partition that the windows recovery system can use to completely restore the system. That or using the recovery disk creation utility.

  • Paid Solution: Order a recovery disk from Toshiba (charges for delivery of recovery media in the US is $29.95 for DVD media or $39.95 for USB sticks.)-> Repair Parts Support Toshiba

  • Free Solution: Find someone to install for you the OS of your choice, and get all you need, (drivers, apps, etc), from Toshiba's site -> Search

    Whatever the solution, once done with full installation, (drivers,apps, etc), use the recovery disk creation utility for future use.

Feb 11, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to use System Recovery console (steps)


Starting a Recovery

Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the F10 key repeatedly until a Recovery Screen appears.
You can also start a recovery from recovery discs, or from Windows. For more information refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in Windows XP .
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Recovery is taking too long
If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
2 Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.
3 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
4 If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.
5 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.
6 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.
Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
7 If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

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If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.

2 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.

3 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.

4 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.

5 Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

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I was using one of my StoreJet 25M (I was watching movie on my laptop). And then, I have pull out USB cable from that one, and put it in my second StoreJet 25M to see something else. Now I can't reed...


try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover your files.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

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Sony vaio ns series notebook windows failed to start. it displays two options; 1. launch startup repair 2. start windows normally. first i click the second option but it didn't work. next i click the...


The issue may appear due to several reasons such as Windows Update or any recent hardware or software changes in the computer.

1. Please reset the BIOS to default values.
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C96925

2. Try booting the computer to Windows in safe mode by pressing the F8 key at startup.
3. If the issue persists, please check if the hard drive is listed with its volume (size) eg: 500GB in the BIOS main menu. Press F2 key at startup to enter BIOS.
4. If the hard drive is listed, perform a system recovery using the recovery console/partition by pressing the F10 key at startup.
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C1013184
5. If issue persists, please use the recovery discs or contact the sony service team to get the computer repaired.
The issue may be related to the operating system files. Getting the recovery partition re-imaged will be the best possible resolution.

May 24, 2011 | Sony VAIO Notebook PC VGN-NS235J/W

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How to get back to factory settings


Have you created your Application/driver cd from start, system recovery?

To recover your system from the hard drive:
1 Remove all CDs and DVDs from the disc drives, disconnect all USB devices
except the keyboard and mouse, then disconnect your Internet cable. If you can still run Windows, click Start, All Programs, System Recovery, System Recovery, then click Yes. Your computer restarts, then the System Recovery program starts.- OR -Turn on or restart your computer and press F11 while your computer is starting.3 Insert the Operating System Recovery CD/DVD when prompted. The System Recovery program starts.4 Click a system recovery option:??  Full System Restore (Destructive) reformats the hard drive and restores the system software as it was when you purchased your computer. This process deletes your data files. CautionThe Full System Restore option deletes allfiles on your hard drive except the restorefiles. Make sure that you back up allpersonal data files before continuing thisprocess.??  Full System Restore (with Backup) (recommended) moves the contents of the hard drive to the C:\My Backup folder and installs a new copy of Windows XP. This option saves your existing data files, but all programs must be reinstalled and the program settings reconfigured. You need at least 4 GB of hard drive space to use this restore option.5 Click Next. The System Restore - Format and Recover dialog box opens.6 Click Yes. Files are restored to your hard drive. When file recovery has finished, the System Restore dialog box opens. ImportantAfter you restore your system, it willappear with the same files and programsit had when it shipped from the factory.You still need to download Windowsupdates and antivirus updates to bringyour computer's software up to date.7 Click Restart. Your computer restarts, and Windows finishes its setup and installation.8 Reconnect your Internet cable and all USB peripheral devices. You are done.


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Thanks, Joe

May 21, 2011 | eMachines ET183105 PC Desktop

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How do i format my laptop sony ns-series completely because it got spyware virus in it and i want to format it completely. thanks


Hi,

The computer is supplied with a recovery partition in the hard drive. You can use the same to restore the computer back to factory settings. Please restart the computer and then press and hold F10 key to access the recovery partition. Once you access the same, please select "Restore C Drive" to perform a System Recovery.

As you have mentioned that the computer is infected by virus, there is a possibility that System Recover using the above method may not eradicate all the virus. In that situation a "Complete System Recovery" will be required. To perform a Complete System Recovery, you need the recovery discs. If you have created the recovery discs before, then you can use the same to perform a complete system recovery.

Else you can purchase the recovery discs from the below link:

https://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/shoppingCart.do?operation=addToCart&itemId=679907&searchOperation=partSearch&searchText=Y8318687A

It is required to purchase the recovery discs only if the first step didn't resolve the issue. I'm providing the second options as additional information.

Hope this helps.

Thanks!!!!

Dec 30, 2010 | Sony VGN-NS230E/P Notebook

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Please how do i restore my sony vaio VGN-P530H to its factory status


Hi fidelis_igin,

The Computer comes with a recovery partition present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. You can use this Recovery Partition to restore the Computer to the factory status. The Recovery Partition can be accessed using the VAIO Recovery Center Software installed in the Computer or by pressing and holding the F10 Key while restarting the Computer. Below are the steps to access the Recovery Partition in the Computer and to perform the System Recovery in the Computer.

Using VAIO Recovery Center.

To access the VAIO Recovery Center, click Start, Help and Support and click the "Troubleshoot my VAIO" option. Then, in the opened window, under VAIO Recovery Center, click Launch VAIO Recovery Center. After that, in the VAIO Recovery Center, click "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory defaults. (Selecting the Restore C: Drive will erase all the Data in the computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults). Once you have selected the "Restore C: Drive" option, please click the "Start" button, then, please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Recovery Process.

Using F10 Key at the Start-up.

Please restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. Then, at the Edit Boot Options screen, press the Enter Key. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. Then, you can select the Restore C: Drive and go with on screen instructions to complete the System Recovery.


Good Luck!

Please post back if you have any questions or require any further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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Computer crash. Have No recovery disk.


Hi jgar2141,

If you are trying to restore the Computer to the factory settings, it is not required to have the Recovery Discs as you can use the Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. To access the Recovery Partition, restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. This will boot the Computer to the Edit Boot Options screen. There, please press the Enter Key.This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, you can select the "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory settings. (Selecting the "Restore C: Drive" option will erase all the Data in the Computer and restore to the factory defaults)

After selecting the Restore C: Drive, please follow the simple onscreen instructions to proceed with the System Recovery. The System Recovery process using the VAIO Recovery Center should fix all the Software issues in the Computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults.

Good Luck!

Please post back if you have any questions or require any further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 10, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR507E/PC Laptop

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Recovery


with HP its usually at boot startup, you can press one of the F keys to start it.

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