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I want to change the operating system the disk for recovery is larger than local disk c which is the operating system?

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Drive C: is almost always the drive that hosts the OS.

just to be sure if you have Windows as your current OS see in which drive is the Windows folder located. That's the partition that hosts your Os

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I have attempted to create a recovery disk.32GB Flash drive. Only several tiny files totaling 1,974 KB are on the flash drive now that the process is complete.


I making the following assumptions.

1. You are using Windows 8.

2. You have not deleted the recovery discs on the drive.

So
A) Type recovery in the search bar (spyglass)
B) Run the recovery program, each manufacturer has their own version, but it covers 3 discs of 4.7Gb long. Select all discs to be saved.
C) Choose the USB flash disc as the destination, having put it in before type in the search criteria.
D) It then will save the recovery disc, but none of the data, to restore Windows operating system to same type of PC laptop.

Mar 22, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How to install Recovery disc on your laptop/computer


Formally, when you purchase a laptop or desktop computer, an operating system disc comes with it. But these days, such disc does not come with most laptop or desktop computer because it is already installed in them which is called recovery disk. This has a great advantage, because if it was on a disc, it will have a scratch and it cannot last forever because it might get lost or damaged. So, having it already installed on your laptop or desktop computer by your computer's manufacturer is a very good idea.

Most people are not aware that this recovery disc is on their laptop or desktop computer. And some might know, but don't know how to use or install it.

A Recovery disk is used to repair windows operating system when it has a virus or when operating system is malfunction. Reinstalling windows with recovery disks helps to recover your computer from any damage.

First, you need to confirm whether your laptop or desktop computer has a recovery disk on it or not. To confirm, click Start Menu, scroll to "My Computer" and click on it. Beside your system's "Local disk (C:)" you should find "RECOVERY (E:)" Click on the recovery disc and you should find a golden padlock with "RECOVERY" in front of this. Also confirm the and make sure it's is a minimum of 6GB.

Now, to install/run your system's recovery disk, go to;"Start menu" > "All Programs" > "Backup & Recovery" > "Recovery Manager". Read and follow instructions and you will definitely perform the recovery successfully.

Lastly, make sure you perform the recovery white your laptop adapter plugged to AC and do not run the recovery on battery. There must not be interruption of any kind in the process of the installation.

Good luck.

on Nov 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hard Drive Capacity NOT as Advertised


I found this excellent narrative at Tiger Direct of Canada. This is open information I just wanted to give credit for the method used by Tiger Direct to present this sometimes difficult to understand subject
  1. The way size is calculated and displayed.
  2. Any "Partitions" on the disk will change the total in a specific partition.
  3. Hidden files and folders decrease available space.
  4. Compression increases the apparent size, but not the physical size.
  5. Drives larger than the OS or Drivers natively supports.
hddsizescreen.jpgFirst, the definition of a megabytes (or gigabytes) is a unit of data storage capacity measured in 1,048,576 bytes (or 1024KB). The larger the numbers, the more apparent the size difference will be when listing the size as megabytes (or gigabytes) versus bytes. Actually, both numbers are correct. The noticeable difference is due to the 1024KB definition of a megabyte. This is why a 95.3GB hard drive can also be listed as having 102 billion bytes of total space. Just think of it as "round off" In the screen shot at right: The first number is the total number of bytes, the second number is based on the number of megabytes or gigabytes.
Second, some computers have a non-DOS hard drive partition that is used for features such as Save to Disk, Hibernation, or Recovery. This partition is not normally reported by the operating system, although it can be viewed using a disk partition utility. This is very common on desktops and laptops. NOTE: Partition information will be created or formatted automatically during initial system setup and a system recovery.
Third, by default, all system files are hidden and cannot be seen. This may adversely affect the reporting of available hard drive space. You can set your Folder Options so you view system and hidden files and folders, but do be careful as changes to system files can adversely affect your system.
Fourth, if you turn on Compression for a drive, it will increase reported free space and used space, but since compression is based upon the actual contents, this number is not fixed, but will change as files are added or changed.
Fifth, older operating systems did not support some of today's larger drives, so the total space reported may be much smaller than the drive specifications.
It is also worth noting that bad sectors are corrected by your operating system and can change the total drive space, free space, or used space as well.
So as long as a drive is reporting a value approximately close to the specification value, you can be comfortable that you received the right drive and that you are getting to correct data storage. Of course, tuning of your drive's partitions and options can yield optimal values, but this is not something for the average user to explore.

Additional information on this topic can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk

on Feb 12, 2009 | Seagate 1 TB SATA II Hard Drive

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Problem getting recovery disk


I understand that you want to reinstall the Operating System on the computer. Select models have the ability to have the operating system reinstalled from a hidden drive built into the computer. To start the system recovery:
  1. Restart the computer
  2. When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. When prompted with a boot screen, hit the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery program has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the operating system.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available or fails during the recovery, recovery of the operating system will need to be from Recovery Media.
  1. Insert the disk labeled System CD into the computer's disk drive and restart the computer.
  2. When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly.
  3. Select either CDROM or DVD as the boot device, this may vary depending on the system.
  4. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
  5. Note: If there are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first Recovery CD.
  6. After the system recovery program has loaded follow the prompts to reinstall the operating system.

Refer the URL for more information and for the link to order the Recovery media if required.

Nov 15, 2013 | eMachines T Computers & Internet

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Laptop won't boot. Caps lock and numeric lock lights are blinking. It was working fine after I installed a new hard disk and restored the whole system using my recovery disks and backup. I installed...


Don't restore the system to a hard disk of different size. You may fix the old disk again and use it while using the new (probably larger) disk as an external disk (by fixing a driver bay).
If you want to use the new disk you will have to install the operating system and software from scratch.

Jul 27, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr Notebook

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Formatted acer aspire 5736z with windows 7 ultimate and finished but operating system not loading and takes me to recovery screen tried recovery but still takes me there again and again, tried to boot...


Please take a close look at the disk you are using to install "Windows 7 Ultimate". It is definitely a "Recovery Disk" for Windows 7 Ultimate. You cannot install Windows 7 with a recovery disk. Recovery disk always is used to repair corrupt or damaged files of Windows OS and requires that the Operating System is already installed. You need a "Windows 7 Ultimate" Installation disk to install Windows not a recovery disk for Windows.

Apr 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a HPHDX9130ES Notebook. It was purchased new in Spain, and is 2 years old. It is thought that a virus attack got through my protection system, and wrecked it to such an extent that it had to be...


Probably not.  You'll need to:
-Install an english copy of the OS of your choice
-Go to the HP site and download the drivers for your machine and OS; install them
-Change the keyboard configuration in the 'international settings' if you want your keys to show you what you're pressing.

OR

See if HP do a recovery disk in english.

Mar 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I start my emachine T3306 gets a black screen with just the cursor? I do not have a system recovery disk. What do I do?


you need to get a operating system boot disk such as ultimate bood disk ( google) or you can go to your local computer store and purchase one of there products that have recovery disks. Your problem is either virus or hard drive failure or maybe system driver is hanging your system. The recovery cd will help you boot into your system and get some more info. You can also call your computer maker and purchase your install media kit which will contain your operaing system and drivers and once run will return your system to it's factory state when you purchased it. Your computer make will charge a fee for these disks, all computer manufacturers charge differently

Oct 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Freeze on gateway logo. does not respond to any of the function keys (F8, F10, F2...)


Possible a bad hard drive. Do you have a restore disk? If not you might have to reinstall the operating system. They do make recovery disk, you might want to check with a local computer shop to see if you can purchase a recovery disk,,,,Darren

A lot of times the master boot record will become corrupted and it cannot find the operating sysyem.

Oct 15, 2009 | Gateway GT5228 (7156) PC Desktop

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Operating system not found


On my Windows 7 laptop, I have got "Operating System not found" error. to fix problem, Windows Boot Genius helped me finally!

Mar 15, 2008 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

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