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Lost System Recovery CD

Hey everyone, I lost the first System Recovery CD. I've got a copy, but it was made wrong and doesn't boot up like it should. Can someone tell me how I can reburn it so that it will boot and recover the system?

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Re: Lost System Recovery CD

I have always found Sony live support extremely helpful. Until you hear from a real expert, just give them a call--I bet they will tell you how to do it.

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Can I dl or burn to disc the factory reset for my gateway nv5105u laptop? I have lost that CD

If you have lost the CD you can try to do a factory reset from the recovery partition. Make sure you haven't formatted or deleted any partition in the computer since your purchase.

Using the Recovery Partition to perform Recovery.

First turn off your computer
Turn on the system and keep tapping the F11 key
system will boot into recovery partition. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Boot into Gateway System Recovery - Press F11 to Start Recovery.
  2. On the System Recovery Menu screen, press the ALT+D keys.
  3. At the command prompt, type: D: and then press ENTER.
  4. At the D:\ prompt, type: CD Windows\i386 and then press ENTER.
  5. At the C:\Windows\I386 prompt, type: dir filename.* and then press ENTER.
  6. Verify if the file name has an underscore ( _ ) in the extension. Example: appwiz.cp_. If the file has an underscore, it has to be expanded. If it does not have an underscore, the file can be copied without expansion.
  7. If file has an underscore, expand the file to the destination. At the command prompt, type: Expand filename.**_ C:\Destination. Example: Expand appwiz.cp_ C:\Windows\System32
  8. If file does not have an underscore, copy the file to the destination. At the command prompt, type: Copy filename C:\Destination. Example: Copy atmadm C:\Windows\System32
  9. At the command prompt, type: Exit.
  10. Once back at the menu, click Quit. The computer restarts.
It should be reset to Factory settings.


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Aug 05, 2012 | Gateway nv5105u Notebook


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Moreover, before you can use Cain & Abel, you'll need to download a rainbow table. These large databases of passwords are required so Cain & Abel can reset the forgotten windows password.<br /> 3. Available Admin AccountIt's well known that Windows administrator users have rights to change password of other user account on the same computer. So if you forgot password of the user account, just enter your administrator account and do as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Press F8 to enter the<span> </span><b>Advanced Boot Options</b><span> </span>when booting your PC.</li> <li>2. Select<span> </span><b>Safe Mode</b><span> </span>and enter your computer with an Administrator password.</li> <li>3. In Safe Mode, click<span> </span><b>Start</b>-&gt;<span> </span><b>Run</b>-&gt; Type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b>-&gt;click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>4. 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Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.</li></ul><b>Note:</b>This solution takes effect provided you have created a Windows password reset disk for your Windows account in advance.<br /> 5. Typing Ctrl + Alt + Del (Only Under Windows XP)This option is only for Windows XP. Furthermore, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected by default, which is disabled by default on Windows 7 and Vista.<br /> <ul> <li>1. Turn on your Windows XP machine and go to its logon screen.</li> <li>2. Press<span> </span><b>Ctrl+ Alt +Del</b><span> </span>twice to pop up the classic logon box.</li> <li>3. Enter<span> </span><b>Administrator</b><span> </span>in the User name box and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to log on your Windows XP machine.</li> <li>4. Click<span> </span><b>Start</b><span> </span>button to pop up the Run box, and then type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b><span> </span>and click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>5. On the coming screen, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click<span> </span><b>Reset Password<span> </span></b>for password recovery.</li></ul> 6. System Recovery OptionYou can use system recovery options to reset lost Windows password by using Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. Also you can create a system repair disc as below:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Click the Start -&gt; Control Panel -&gt; System and Security -&gt; Backup and Restore.</li> <li>2. Click<span> </span><b>Create a system repair disc</b><span> </span>on the left pane.</li> <li>3. Insert a blank CD/ DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on the Create disc button. It will start creating the System Repair Disc.</li> <li>4. When it's finished, click the<span> </span><b>Close</b><span> </span>button, and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to finish.</li></ul>Of course, if you cannot resolve your problem with these free Windows password recovery tools, you can create a password reset disk with<span> </span><a href=""><b>Windows Password Unlocker</b></a>, which allows to burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to bypass lost password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/2003/2008 in a short time.<br /></span>

on May 04, 2011 | PC Laptops

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My hp pavilion dv7-4285dx has lost everything, os and all. How can I get it to read the recovery disc I ordered from HP?

What makes you think you've lost everything? Unless you specifically instructed your computer to Format the hard drive, I would doubt very seriously that you have lost everything. Everything might still be there, but a virus has hidden it to make you think you've lost everything. Oh, one more way to lose everything is to interrupt a System Recovery before it completes, or interrupt an Fresh Install of Windows before it completes.

A lot of times the System will think you've lost everything because somehow a setting the bios was changed either by you or some virus and it has set the hard drive where it is not detectable. Turn your computer off then watch the screen to see which key you have to hit to get into the BIOS or SETUP or System Setup.

Once you are in the BIOS scroll through it looking for AHCI that will be associated with disk drives or disk controllers. If it is Enabled, Disable it and Boot your machine. If it is Disabled, Enable it and Boot your machine. In other words just change the settings for AHCI.

Do that and report back.

Mar 22, 2012 | PC Laptops

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Laptop wont boot

You have to get to the BIOS and get your USB or a USB drive to boot first. otherwise you have to pull the drive and get at your data. most computers have a hot key during the boot process to get to the bios ( before your error will come up . look for that ... Then you can get to a recovery program on your USB or DVD. I use puppy linux to get to copy all my data FIRST. then go from there.

Jan 25, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I dropped my laptop now when i turn it on i get error message saying tyhe kernel is missing or corrupt.i've tried booting from the cd i got and nothing, when i try starting in safe mode windows starts...

Think the worst.!! and accept you have lost all!

Do a restart, on accessing push F8. safe mode menu's.
Click recovery, follow in structions. hopfully this should work, you pick when you wish to recover to which date.
Should this be sucessful, save/copy your iportant docs and keep them up to date.

If this fails to recover, then you have lost all!

Restart, F8 choose Factory Recovery this will formatt all and reinsert a fresh win system, that is of course that there is no damage caused when impcting on the ground.

Hope all works out well?

May 12, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Forgotten Admin password on Dell Inspiron 9400

If you have lost or forgot your password then assuming that your Operating System is Windows you can find many freeware software on internet to download which can crack your password and open your windows most of the time without any data loss or software corruption. The good part is that you do not have to format or reinstall your operating system.
I will recommend you this software download from the following site

Copy paste this link in your Browser and download the software on another computer. This software will make you a boot able CD/DVD after that you mount this disk on CD/DVD drive on your Dell Inspiron 9400 and allow your computer to boot from it. If the computer is not booting from the CD/DVD. Restart your system and start pressing "F2" and "Del" keys to enter BIOS setup once there change the boot priority order to CD/DVD drive so that the disk boots before the Windows in your hard drive. Once your computer loads the software in the CD/DVD you can break the password and enter the windows. The general procedure for password recovery is the same as I have described above. If you face any problem with the software I am recommending you. You can have another software that suites your taste by searching through Google or any other Search engine. As I have said the procedure remains pretty much the same.

Good Luck!

Jul 26, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Notebook

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When i turn on my computer it loads up and everything but it just go right back to the windows xp page so im not able to do anything what do i do ?

The most likely cause is that you either lost your USERINIT binary, or Windows is looking for it somewhere else. Both may be caused (and usually are) my a virus or malware.

The simplest solution is to run a repair install from the XP Boot CD.

If the USERINIT was simply misplaced or removed, it is possible to recover it by:

- booting the system from XP boot CD-ROM
- clicking R to enter the recovery console
- running the following command:

expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32

- as soon as the file has been expanded and copied, type "Exit" to reboot the system.

This will recover a faulty USERINIT, but won't be able to fix a wrong userinit pointer in the registry. To do that you need a repair install:

Jan 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Windows password to reset

Hi, guy
Dont't worry,we often forget the passwords like windows, office,access,adobe PDF,winRAR/RAR and so on. What should we do when we locked out? How to unlock the passwords quickly and safely? Today, I recommend a very good Password Recovery software for you.That is:Windows Password Recovery 6.0
you can download the product form Password Recovery Official site
Good luck!

Jan 01, 2010 | ASUS PC Laptops

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Averatec 3150hd-01

Yes, you should instead use a windows installation CD or DVD in that case.

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