recovery

Forum discussion tagged with recovery.
  1. Question Laptop Destroyed, SSD intact. How to recover data?

    My Dad dropped my laptop, resulting in the computer completely being snapped in two. I’m unsure how to recover the data, as I have no experience with SSD’s.
  2. Question Windows not booting

    Tried all the basic stuff, let me run through whats going on. I have an 2tb nvme with windows. Wanted a clean installation, so I decided to first clone that nvme onto a HDD so I can boot from that if something goes wrong. Cloning the HDD worked, but it wasnt able to boot. Couldnt figure it out...
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    Question SSD Likely Failed - Recovery Options?

    Hello - I'm fairly confident my Boot SSD has failed. I don't know why. (It was powered off for 4 months, had worked without issue for years). I moved several times, finally re-assembled computer, it was recognized in BIOS and tried to boot into Win (got the Win logo, but it hanged...)...
  4. Question Why multiple recovery partitions in my sony vaio laptop?

    I have just 240GB SSD. Why my laptop has 2 recovery partitions? I want more space so should I delete that 22.82GB partition? I have created recovery media in USB.Will I be able to Refresh(not reset,reinstalling windows without deleting personal files) my pc using external USB, if I delete that...
  5. KekoTheFox

    Question Windows 10 won’t boot - blue Recovery screen ?

    Note from moderator: Your screenshot has been removed as it contains the "F" word. Swear words are not permitted on these forums. Kindly remove the offending word if you wish to include screenshot. Hey, I’m pretty certain my windows installation is screwed but I’ll ask here anyways So...
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    Question How to obtain the HP Recovery Media for Pavilion g6-2202TX?

    Hey! I have an HP Pavilion g6-2202TX that keeps getting BSODs (Error Codes: IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL, PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA) on Windows 10. I tried resetting twice but I still get the BSODs and the booting screen has the Windows 10 logo instead of the HP logo. So I guess something has...
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    Question Failure to Boot “Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000f”

    SYSTEM = HP Pavillion 590-p0100na Desktop OS = Windows 10 Home So I have just updated to the latest software patch and now my PC fails to boot with an error code “0xc00000f you’ll need to use recovery tools” So went into BiOS to boot 1st from USB drive and inserted by flash recovery drive...
  8. AngusMcFife

    Question Windows recovery issue.

    Hi. Having a bizarre problem with my PC. Every time I boot up it takes me straight to recovery. That in itself is fine. The problem is the keyboard and mouse don't work. Tried switching the USB ports and restarting every time but nothing. Have used a ps/2 adaptor, nothing. Borrowed a ps/2...
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    Question Zip file password, please

    Hey guys I just tried to open an old file with some very important things in it, to the point I'm really depressed about it because i can't remember the password... Is there any way to get around it? I don't care how difficult..i just need to get into it. Any help would be really appreciated...
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    Question Need help with finding an Ultra-ATA/100 2.5" adapter for FUJITSU MHT2030AT.

    I want to recover files from my old dead laptop but the hard drive has Ultra-ATA/100 2.5" disk interface and doesn't work with my current pc. What kind of adapter should i buy? Picture of pins; View: https://imgur.com/a/94oyg4K
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    Question Windows will not boot

    Right then, About two weeks ago I bought a new Motherboard, CPU, Fan, memory and a WLAN PCIe card. These were to be placed into a four years old PC. The power supply and SSDs were replaced about two years ago. All went well except for the WLAN card. It simply wouldn't work. Finally got...
  12. georouv

    Question Is it possible to be recovered?

    After a format of my hdd , i tried to recover my data in the same hdd, and i could not find them so i deleted them again? But i stopped using it.Is it possible the recovered data with those names file0001,file0002 etc contain the files i want? It was mostly videos.And the hdd was full so it...
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    [SOLVED] 0x80042453 error when installing windows

    Hello there , While I was working with my laptop , It suddenly turned off then I tried to turn it on , I realize that windows cannot be loaded and it keeps saying "no boot sector on internal hard drive" , I tried to install windows but it was unsuccessful at selecting and making new partition ...
  14. MentalParadox

    [SOLVED] Trying to salvage data with EaseUS but it's stuck at 20% ?

    Okay, so I have this fairly old 1,5 TB Lacie drive from 2013. Last week, it started giving me an error when trying to explore the drive. The few times it does let me in, it's EXTREMELY slow when opening folders and files (if it works at all) and causes regular Explorer crashes. So yeah, a dying...
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    Question How to cancel or revert factory reset process on synology DS216Play?

    Hi everyone, I choosed to reinstall DSM 7.0 because of issues what I experienced, so I went into control panel and choosed the factory reset option, with erase all data. Now I changed my mind, because on the two 2TB hdd there could be some files, what I need though. I look over the internet for...
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    Question 4TB WD hard disk activity light always on, partitions visible but cannot mount, no matter the OS or port (USB/SATA) ?

    Hi, been using computers for over 20 years, first time this happens to me and I'm at a loss here, so I hope somebody has new ideas for me to try :-/ 4TB Western Digital Blue hard disk (SATA) only 15 months old. Last year, I upgraded from a 3TB WD Blue (approx. 4 years old, never had an issue...
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    [SOLVED] Canceled Acronis True Image Recovery caused system failure

    Windows 10 totally bricked my pc. Even worse, when i ran an acronis true image recovery (not in Windows 10) i cancelled the operation to validate my selection, only to cause system failure. Now in BIOS/UEFI my C Drive (NVMe) is not listed as a Boot option, and the drive that is listed under...
  18. Jdear

    Question Windows installed but freezes during boot or at desktop ?

    Hi there all, over the past few days I have experienced difficulty with my system, it boots into windows, although at an odd resolution , (no safe mode) And typically freezes a few seconds after boot and when opening apps, half the time I boot into an infinite “watchdog clock timeout” screen or...
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    Question failed restore with EaseUS Backup

    I am using the free edition of EaseUS ToDo Backup and run into problems with restoring in a specific situation. I was doing regular full backups of a Win7 system partition, located on Disk 1 (not sure if it matters, but when I installed Win 7 a long time ago, I forced Windows to use that...
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    [SOLVED] how to recover deleted file that has been overwritten?

    hello, i accidentally delete videos that i make and its very important. i tought it was gonna go to recycle bin but its not! i think because of the size is 40+gb? and i already use easeus, recuva, diskdrill and no result. i think its been overwritten. i cant use system restore because of the...
  21. Noobugandu

    [SOLVED] I have a simple question. Can shift deleted videos be restored on a laptop?

    Many months back. I deleted a bunch of videos in a folder deep inside my laptop. I no longer remember the folder. Can these videos be restored, maybe using a software? It doesn't have to be good quality. As long as I can see the filenames, I'm ok. But if it is fully recoverable that would be great.
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    Question SSD Intenso 256 gb not recognize - SATAFIRM S11

    Hi, I own an intenso 256 gb 2,5 SSD. it is not recognized from pc and appear like SATAFIRM S11. Is there a tool to repair firmware phison ps3111-s11 and recovery all data? Thank you very mouch.
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    [SOLVED] Recovering Data Off Old Boot Drive After Installing Windows On New NVME

    So, here's the deal. I made this post about trying to boot off of my old drive and trying to keep the original configuration. The original post can be found here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/upgrading-components-and-trying-to-book-off-old-boot-drive.3652495/ My new question is...
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    [SOLVED] Your PC/Device needs to be repaired 0xc000000f

    Hi, so first of all i am a complete noob on pc stuff. I recently finished building my new PC and i installed Windows on my HDD instead of my SSD. After talking to a friend i wanted to have my Windows on my SDD instead so i installed it on my SSD without unplugging my HDD. After, I wanted to...
  25. SwissxPiplup

    [SOLVED] Can I Install A Fresh Copy of Windows 10 on a Partition?

    Hi there, I'm looking to reset my Windows PC back to factory defaults but I don't actually have a recovery partition, the solution I've found was to install windows only a memory stick and reset the PC using that. Without using a memory stick, would it be possible to create a partition and...
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    Question Not Factory partition fail recovery

    MSI GL73 8rd Laptop, Samsung evo 970 installed replacing a single HDD(1TB drive split into 2, showing 558g in C & 349 in Data) I used Samsung data migration tool. It worked and will boot no problem. It wont let me make any form of recovery, reset or allow me do a fresh windows install...
  27. dr.strango

    [SOLVED] Need Help to Recover my data from my External HDD

    Hey All, I happened to buy an External Hard Drive(Transcend 1TB USB 3.1 Gen 1 StoreJet 25M3S SJ25M3S Rugged External Hard Drive) from a local dealer a year back. I have not used that drive that much, sparsely 10-15 times till date. I just used it to backup my photos and stuffs from my phone in...
  28. rank1337

    Question Is it possible to recover data from this drive?

    I used this drive about a year ago, and I shut off my pc because it was running slow, so I went to sleep. I woke up and it took minutes to boot into windows, which is irregular because I run a 7th gen intel chip and a NVME m.2 boot drive. this one terabyte drive was missing, and I now want to...
  29. pontusas

    [SOLVED] How can I do a backup and try to restore data from an external hard drive that has been used on a smart TV?

    I connected a hard drive to a smart TV some years ago. The TV broke and is now gone. I really want to access the files on the disk, but the TV formatted the content so that as soon as I plug it in my computer, I am asked to format it. Is there any way to do a backup of the content as it is, and...
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    [SOLVED] help my partition is lost after accidentally deleted and merged!

    hello guys i have a 1TB HDD and it has 2 partitions of 310GB and 1 partition of 200GB. since i had about 100GB unallocated space left, i wanted to extend them evenly across the partitions and with the 200GB partition it went smoothly using Windows disk management utility. i run my OS on an SSD...
  31. R.T.

    [SOLVED] Get Windows 7 from HP Recovery

    Hey guys, I got 5 recovery discs from my old HP PC that came with Win 7. So I now want to install Win 7 as a 2nd OS on my custom build computer, however, obviously, the recovery only works with my HP. So this is my question: How do I simply install Windows 7 from the HP recovery disks, without...
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    [SOLVED] Trying to reclaim Windows 10 Pro

    Is there a way to recover my former version of Windows 10 Pro? My problem started with me deleting some files Nvidia cache files to fix a completely different problem, the days following I started experiencing some freezing and computer crashes resulting in blue screen errors. Tried to fix those...
  33. Slimpar

    [SOLVED] Locked out of windows 10 (organization account)

    I've been using a student version of windows 10 on my home pc because it was offered for free by my university. I asked them multiple times if I would still have access to it after graduating, and they all said yes. Lo and behold when I try to log in now I get a message "you can not log in with...
  34. N

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 stuck booting after windows logo

    Hi everyone! I’m struggling with a huge issue: I have Windows 10 installed on a 500GB SSD, and apparently I screwed something up while messing with partitions and switching hard drives around (among other things) while building a second rig from spare parts. The actual issue I’m facing is that...
  35. using google in BSOD

    [SOLVED] Are there any application in windows 10 that could recover file for free?

    i lost my files in my external hdd since my pc format it autommatically at startup saying that the hdd is broken (previously, i format it as an android usb. but the pc reformat it 3 days after the format). but, no app offer free recovery :(. anyone know at least one app compatible with windows...
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    [SOLVED] What to use to recover folder structure of formatted HDD

    I was trying to repair my win7 install earlier this week and because the HP recovery disks didnt bring up the option to do a repair install i went searching for an executable through the console. Unfortunately the one i found didn't bring up that option either and instead started by formatting...
  37. using google in BSOD

    Question windows 10 stuck in recovery (no safe mode or startup repair)

    it happened after my pc suddenly turn off by itself when playing games (because previously, i overclocked it and i think my psu shut the pc down). i've plugged in an installation media and after i selected "generic usb" in boot settings, it bring me to a blue screen with this message: Recovery...
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    [SOLVED] Your system's firmware did not preserve the system memory map across the hibernate transition.

    In-Short: Booting up pc goes to a black screen with the below listed. "Your system's firmware did not preserve the system memory map across the hibernate transition. If you proceed with resume, your system could behave in an unexpected manner after resume completes. It is recommended that you...
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    Question Lenovo y700 boot loop

    Hi, I recently got a y700 laptop and all was going well until i decided to wack an ssd in it, how the bios on it was locked set up in a to not allow usb's to be boot from, which i needed to install windows on the new drive. So i pulled the back off, cleared the cmos but unplugging the battery...
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    [SOLVED] After removing programs from HDD most of them were just gone

    Hello! So my friend was trying to clean his HDD a bit to make space. He was removing programs via the "Add or remove function" . And then suddenly most of the storage was gone except for the Steam folder and Fortnite which is pretty odd... Now it just shows that the disk uses has 921 GB...