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    [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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
  9. Question Hard Drive suddenly "unallocated", need to access files

    Greetings, In my computer i've a 1TB WD Black HDD with Windows 10 Pro x64 and a 2TB WD Blue HDD with Windows XP Professional x64. I use the 2TB as backup, and since for various reasons my main Windows 10 installation got screwed up not long ago, i had moved all the data to the 2TB drive. Today i...
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    [SOLVED] My backup of my Windows 10 PC failed. How can I make it work?

    I have a custom built PC with my OS installed on a 128gb ssd and most of my files stored on a 1 TB WD HDD. I tried to backup my PC to an external drive with adequate memory available and it failed (error message: 'Windows Backup did not complete successfully' & additional message: 'Check your...
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    Question How much of a partition can be zeroed, but still remain readable?

    I’m working on recovering partitions from a hard drive for a client, the drive has 14 partitions, and lets just say they’re all encrypted. I’m using Linux Mint’s disks utility to create partition images of each partition. Which ended up telling me, 1 partition is totally unreadable, and the...
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    [SOLVED] How to ensure PC is totally clean after virus infection. Help needed desperately!

    Hi All I thought I'd come here for some advice as I've always found users on here to be extremely helpful, and I'm hoping you can help with my latest woe! My PC got infected by a Trojan a few days ago, to the point where my Amazon account and a couple of email accounts have been compromised. I...
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    [SOLVED] Does a blu-ray reader perform better at recovering faulty CD-R / DVD-R's?

    I have some old, partially unreadable CR-R's and DVD-R's. I tried many CD and DVD drives using recovery tools like isopuzzle and so on, but unfortunately there are still missing sectors mostly at the end of the volume. Back in the days I verified all of them after burning, but I didn't foresee...
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    [SOLVED] Laptop BIOS Only Boots From CD/USB In Legacy Mode - How To Boot From USB With Legacy Disabled?

    Hey, So, I'm trying to recover a Windows 10 account password for a family friend that has forgotten the password on a HP pavilion laptop. The laptop boot loader is only allowing me to select a bootable USB or CD as the boot option, if legacy mode is enabled within the bios. If legacy mode is...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Fresh Install: Reset (Remove Everything) vs. Fresh Install via USB?

    I recently just purchased a few new parts for my PC and as always I like to do a fresh install of windows for my hardware. Is using the Reset "REMOVE EVERYTHING" option just as good if not the same as reinstalling windows via USB? I'm looking to really have the cleanest version of W10 on my PC...
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    Question Instability, GPU output cutting off.

    Hi, I have some issues that I believe to be PSU related. I know my PSU is "low tier" but it hasn't had any issues. I think this is more likely due to the fact that my system is pushing it's designed wattage limits. As the parts come in at ~500W under full load. The actual issue is that whilst...
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    [SOLVED] External drive - Samsung M2 Portable - nowhere to be seen

    Hello, my problem looks rather serious. I'm somewhat keen on the software side of things, but not really knowledgeable about hardware. I would really appreciate the help, since there's lot of useful data on this drive. The drive in question is Samsung M2 Portable, 750 GB, external obviously. An...
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    [SOLVED] Drive C dissapeared (can't recovery) after BSOD critical process died

    Dear all, thank you for reading this. I used an Intel SSD 535 Series 240 GB on my PC. I have divided it into drive C and drive D. Drive C around 100 GB for Windows 10 Pro, and drive D for DATA. Recently I've been getting a lot of BSOD (critical process died). Other times I get the "boot device...
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    [SOLVED] RAID 10 recovery problem

    I have 4 disks of 1TB in RAID 10 with 2 NTFS partitions, one of 500GB and one of 1,3TB. After some time 2 disks of 4 are dead, and one has bad blocks but I can access it. Because this is an old computer I left it without a backup for some time ;-( With some programs like "ReclaiMe Free RAID...
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    [SOLVED] Dropped an hdd, now it wont initialize.

    All is in the title im afraid... I have recently been building a new pc and today i tried to install an ssd and accidentally pushed with the cables the only hdd in my machine that wasnt secured from the back(had it opened front and back to cable manage) and it dropped from a height of about 40cm...
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    Question Formatted Drive Recovery Software

    What's up folks. So very long story short I had to format my C: drive where Windows 10 was installed as the OS became corrupted and I tried literally everything to repair it with no success. Needless to say there were a lot of pictures, documents etc. on that drive that I'd prefer to get back...
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    [SOLVED] Unable to boot windows to new ssd

    I own a Lenovo Flex5 with Windows 10. Recently my SSD crashed. On starting the system it started showing boot media not found error and in bios page it showed that hard disk is not recognised. I have a one drive backup for all the data so I'm not much concerned with that part of it. I ordered a...
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    Question I need advice on recovering an external hard drive? please read!

    About half a year ago I realized that my external hard-drive that I bought on amazon was malfunctioning, I had noticed there was a connection problem even before that, it would connect and disconnect rapidly sometimes, but I didn't think much of it cause my files were still there. then 1 day I...
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    [SOLVED] Battery Dead Android Data Recovery

    Hello guys . So recently my phone (Xiaomi redmi note 5A Prime) fell into a pool of water . After letting it dry the device could turn on but was completely unresponsive . A day later the device was completely dead . i opened it up and show that the battery was in terrible shape with bumps and...
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    Question Does bit locker always ask for recovery key when connected via USB?

    Hi, I have a laptop with bit locker encryption. I replaced my hard with another non encrypted hard disk and installed fresh windows on it. Now when plug my encrypted drive via usb3 and tries to bot via it.... bit locker asks for recovery key which i can provide and boot from it. My questions...
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    Question Extract Only Files List of Bad Sectored Hard Drive

    Hi Community, My hard drive got bad sector and failed to load , Here's My question about it that describes the issue : https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/hdd-got-bad-sectors-and-i-cant-backup-my-data.3494513/ I decided to take the hard to Recovery Center and I spent 300$ to get my data...
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    Question Questions about my formatted external harddrive

    Here's the story: i wanted to turn a small partition of my external harddrive into a recovery disk or something, can't remember what it was exactly. it was some backup function in windows, that's all i remember. But instead caused the harddrive to be formatted, losing all my files and being...
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    Question Raid Recovery for my NAS drives

    Hi Guys, I've been using freeraidrecovery software on my personal broken NAS storage hard drive. I manage to get the correct raid configuration on the first scanning but due to forgeting to insert another extra 4tb drive i need to redo. On the second scanning, physicaldrive0 somehow broken...
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    Question Good free way to backup data onto a nas.

    Hello, I just got my NAS complete and hopefully will run for more than a day before going offline like last time. Specs: Intel Pentium N3530 Quad Core 8gb DDR3 HP S700 120GB SATA III SSD set as Windows Storage share because I couldn't figure out how to make it a cache drive for the HDD. Seagate...
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    Question Hard disk reader scratching the disk!

    Hi. My external hard drive wasn't working, so I looked online and followed a very suspicious tutorial, openned it and the disk had some marks, like if the reader head was "scratching" the surface. I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol 99,8% pure, closed it and tried again, but the sound was still...
  31. [SOLVED] Asus TUF fx504G Won't boot without the recovery partition?

    Hey there, My friend has an Asus TUF fx504G laptop. We recently bought a new SSD and installed it as his main windows drive. We nuked the internal 1TB that came with the system and left it in as a secondary storage and Windows 10 installed on the new SSD without issue. The problem we're having...
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    [SOLVED] I think I just bricked my netbook...

    Ok, I really fudged up this time. I was attempting to downgrade from Windows 10 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate on my Acer TravelMate B-115M. I'd done it several times before on different PCs, laptops and netbooks. I wanted to do as fresh and clean of an install I could do, so I chose...
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    Question HDD Got Bad Sectors and I can't backup my data

    Hi everybody , I need emergency helps I have a HDD [ Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internal ] and it contains all of my hard works in last 5 years results and resources. yesterday morning it went slow and was freezing when I was trying to copy some data and when I restarted computer I faced S.M.A.R.T...
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    Question Transferring HDD data without having it installed in my PC.

    I have a HDD from my old computer that I'd like to recover the data from. However, my new machine is already built and all the slots have been filled and the wiring tucked behind some parts of the tower. My question is: Is there a way to recover all the data still on my old HDD without having to...
  35. Question Fried SSD Circuitry: Worth it to RMA or salvage?

    Hi all: Yes, it happened. I learned the hard way. After plugging in a power supply cable from another manufacturer and connecting my SSD, the drive fried. With a round of investigation, it looks like all of the voltages were moved around. Here are the two configs: The unfortunate part is the...
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    [SOLVED] File Recovery After Failed OneDrive Backup

    Hi there, I was attempting to perform a clean install of Windows 10 on a family member's computer, something I've done easily in the past. I was making sure to backup on the local files, using the family member's OneDrive account. Unfortunately, I didn't check to make sure the files backed up...
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    Question Windows 7 recovery issues.

    Alright, trying to install windows 7 on ssd, previous installation corrupted on hdd. Hdd boot into startup recovery but it does no good. I've manaus to explore the files trough there, and tried to startup the setup.exe, but it says 'The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present.'...
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    Question How to recover partition path

    I accidentally deleted path of a partition and unable to recover now
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    Question Recovery Problem after installin win 10

    So i recently installed windows 10. somehow this error pop-up (Recovery ) File:windows:system32:Config So i can't go back to bios either idk why pressing FN+F1 F2 Dell but yet nothing happening still i am going to this recovery all the time idk anyone has idea that can help me? (Lenovo Ideapad...
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    Question I tried to do a system recovery to default factory settings, but it failed

    I tried to do a system recovery to default factory settings, when it got to the part where I have to input the time zone, country and keyboard setting, it does not go past there, it brings up another page with this message after clicking next it reboots and brings me back to the page where I...