Portege R500-11Z: recovery disk to help prepare a new HARD drive
I bought a new hard drive (SSD) for my R500-11Z and I put in an envelope with the USB cable before installation - I want to be able to format the drive and create a new copy of Windows XP before you get out of my existing hard drive.
I'm looking for ways to use the recovery disk and it SEEMS that it should be possible... EXCEPT...
I discovered that on the recovery disk there is an executable called recoUNPACK in the Tools folder, which should, in theory, restore the contents of the disc to the hard drive. However, because the new hard drive is plugged into my existing XP set up, he gets a folder called System Volume Information written in it. The presence of this file causes the recoUNPACK to fail. He gets, at 59%, every time, and then survey the error - System Volume Information already exists.
Any person proposing the deletion of the folder should consider their knowledge of the XP - there is no way to do this, ask Mr. Google if you don't believe me. I also tried this with full of this folder write permissions so that, in theory, could replace recoUNPACK...
I would be very grateful if someone knows a way of "forcing" crush the System Volume information folder or another way to 'restore' the recovery of my new hard drive disk (other that disassemble the laptop and substitute physically the disc!).
I have reviewed various options for establishing a USB bootable drive, but as I will adapt it in my laptop I don't want running all versions of XP - so using the recovery disc supplied with my odd R500. All bootable USB I can find only programs, fat32 format, and I would stay in NTFS...
And the reason why I want to do it this way, it is that I want to continue to use my existing hard drive until the news is ready - its supposed to be an effective way to work... but so far the time wasted, trying to restore the disks could have been better spent undoing the screws on the rear of the machine!
Thanks in advance
> However, because the new hard drive is plugged into my existing XP set up, he gets a folder called System Volume Information written in it. The presence of this file causes the recoUNPACK to fail. He gets, at 59%, every time and then lift the error - System Volume Information already exists
Hmm the right path and the letter of the partition or volume entitled did you use?
As far as I know that the command should show something like this:
+ recounpack.exe d:\imagename.tpa z: f +.
(z: is the letter of your external USB drive and may be different in your case)
I bought recently a new Western Digital hard and I was wondering if I can use my recovery disks that I did on my old drive to the new drive, so it would normally be like my old drive before?
Not quite, what you have to do is open the CD/DVD drawer, while the laptop is turned on, to leave the drawer open and tap down.
Insert your first recovery DVDs and close the drawer.
When look for a starting message down to bottom left of the screen that says "press the ESC key to start options" to do this, and you will have a number of choices. Go to f9 and press ENTER.
Choose to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM internal drive and press to enter.
Now, who will start in your first recovery DVDs. It ejects automatically when finished and ask for the other two.
You could also simply start typing the key f9 to start upward, that you will also get the right window.
I have a Pavilion P6-2260ea who started running very slowly and crash intermittently. Self-assessment of DPS ran the disk, the drive specified result was suspect and should be replaced. I bought a Seagate Barracuda SATA drive to replace the SATA Hitachi in the machine. Unfortunately, that I had not created so recovery discs I bought at HP.
The Seagate is now installed but when I put the recovery disk 1 in the drive ROM its starts to load windows files, then the error. I ran the DPS Sef Test against the new drive and it is successful, then the new drive seems to be ok and recognized, I think?
Windows is loading files...
Windows Boot Manager
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device, such as an external USB drive while the appliance is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or a CD-ROM, which fails. Make sure that all removable storage is properly connected, and then restart your computer.
Info: An unexpected i/o error has occurred.
At any time the Ollie.
I am pleased to have been of assistance.
I forgot that your PC has usb ports 3.
You cannot use those when you try to boot from a flash drive (at least not until the 3 Windows USB drivers are installed, which they were not).
Sorry, the recovery disks did not work. It was a lot of quid to spend on something that did not work!
Original title: why I can not reformat my upgrded from vista to w7 disk
I can't reformat my vista upgraded to windows 7, as I tried to add another hard drive, which will not take my recovery disks. The message to reboot
You try to add an additional hard drive or you try to replace the current hard drive with a new one?
Recovery/restore disks are specific to OEM (made by the manufacturer that also makes your computer) unless you are lucky enough to actually have on the contrary an OEM copy of the operating system in question (Windows Vista I guess) and it is bootable and will guide you through a real installation of the operating system and not a "restore image." What means what, is supported by the OEM in question for the method - no Microsoft.
Now - you may be able to perform a new installation of Windows 7 using the Windows 7 upgrade media you have - depending on how you got it...?
My hard drive is dead (completely) 3 days out of warranty.
Recovery discs has not yet loaded, all I had was a black screen and a mouse pointer.
So I bought a new hard drive. Problem I have now is how to install Windows on a new drive.
What should I get Toshiba?
I obviously paid for Windows Vista, when I bought the laptop, so I'm a little confused on what to do next.
A restore disk will work on a whole new drive?
Thanks in advance
Didn t drive recovery does not happen with the laptop because you had an option to create one using the preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator.
You now have this disc which can be ordered here:
Boot from that disk and follow the instructions on the screen.
The recovery disk works also with the new HARD drive!
I have a Compaq Presario CQ4010F Desktop PC (Windows 7 64-bit) in which the hard drive went bad. I bought a new hard drive which is a 1 to, the failed drive was 500 GB. So, I ordered disks system recovery, four in total. The disk labeled 'Use this first!' appear to be running fine, then prompted me to launch the next disc, which I assume is the 1 of 3 system recovery disk. With the computer, always, I inserted the CD 1 of 3 and have waited and watched as nothing has happened. I restarted the PC with the 3 disc 1 again and that will inspire nothing happened. Any help is appreciated in this matter.
If you can't get the recovery disks to work (don't make sure that the keyboard, mouse and monitor are connected), then you can make your own windows 7 installation DVD and use that to at least get windows 7 installed and your PC back to the operation.
If you can read the Microsoft windows 7 25-character product key, you can download simple Windows 7 ISO files to burn on a DVD for the version of windows that is installed on your PC, and which is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC case.
Burn the ISO with the option to burn the ISO on your DVD burning program and burn it at the slowest possible speed that will allow your program. This will create a bootable DVD.
Or use the installation of Windows 7 USB/DVD tool to compile the ISO file that you download from Digital River. Link and instructions below. You need a 4 GB flash drive to use the USB compilation method.
Use 25 characters on the PC product key to activate the installation.
The key will activate a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the support of the PC and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to downloads ISO of W7 is below.
Hello. I have problems of replacement of a failed hard drive in my HP Pavilion dv7-6154nr notebook running Windows 7. New HARD drive seems to install OK, but I get a Windows Boot Manager error when I try to run the recovery disks created when the system was purchased. The message says "the boot selection failed because a required device is not accessible" "status: Oxc000000f. I changed the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the internal DVD player but continue to make the same mistake
More info: I upgraded the HARD drive from a Toshiba MK6476GSX - 640 GB - 5400 RPM for a WD Black 7500BPKTSP. I don't see any info in the new HARD drive in system information / BIOS so I don't know if it is recognized. However, it take and pass a diagnostic test.
You are the very welcome.
Now you get the drivers from the support page and driver for your PC.
If you have a problem to find drivers (such as the wireless, unless you already knew what the wireless adapter model you have in the PC, you will not know which driver to install).
Just after the hardware ID's for all you can't find the drivers. Who need device drivers appears in the Manager for devices with a little yellow. brand and labelled with material generic terms such as a network Contoller or PCI device, etc.
If you don't know how to find the hardware ID, please read the info on the link below.
I have a HP Pavilion dm4. My hard drive died so I installed a new hard drive. The original operating system installed on the computer is Windows 7. I don't have a Windows 7 disc with the computer. If I order the Windows 7 HP recovery disk, it will install Windows 7 on my new hard drive? I got the info from COA. Thanks for any help you can provide.
If the new hard drive is having even or a larger size than the old, recovery disks will reinstall the factory OS on your new drive.
Hello fellow owners HP,.
I recently bought a 1 TB hard drive for my Pavilion Elite M9400T. I done my share of reading about installing to a new hard drive to another former post office and know how to physically install the disk in the slot, but my question starts with the wiring.
I have a M9400T and saw the video of the installation here in this post. I read to the bottom when he talks about the installation of additional hard disks into the empty Bay and had questions about the son in photo 5 on the photo below. I realized that I needed a Sata cable, so I bought one today, but I wonder if I can use other cables inside the case already for power. And who will be all I have to do to get this properly installed disc? I took pictures so that it would be easier for me to ask for help.
A and B belong to my main hard drive and I want to know if I can use D (unused but looks like B) and a Sata cable bought my 2nd hard drive. I also noticed that B is related to C, which leads to the motherboard, so I didn't know if I needed to do the same for the 2nd drive.
Connectors SATA 1 and 6 are taken by my hard drive and DVD drive (I think) cannot so I just put my 2nd hard drive on one of the remaining of the caps of 2-5?
Thanks in advance for any and all tips and suggestions.
BTW, I I was able to install the sticks of memory 2x2gb today without any problems for a total of 6 GB today but no matter what slots? I added the 2 slots of the fan and it seems to work very well.
SO, Yes, you can use power connector would be ' for your new hard drive. If you look closely at the image of a ' and follow the Red wire, it runs directly on the white molex (P4) beside the PSU connector. He doesn't have to go to the motherboard. Is not feed all the other components.Message edited by old_geekster on 11/13/2009 10:50
What I need to contact dell to obtain the installation disc, or I can download it and make my own drive for my model? I have the key of windows at the bottom of the laptop please help. Or can I use my Ctrl + F11 key with a new hard drive to restore.
I'm upgrading the disk hard of my * toshiba a300-1mz *, but I am sure that I can use the * recovery disks * marked the first boots to the l.o. (vista)
I expect your support...
Thank you very much...
Yes, you can do it!
If the HARD drive has been recognized by the BIOS, then you should boot from the recovery disk Toshiba in order to reinstall the operating system which has been pre-installed by Toshiba.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (factory installed)
Recovery of HARD drive on drive D (factory installed)
My old toshiba (MK5065GSX) 500 GB hard drive became too noisy and slow so I plan to replace it with the new drive hard toshiba (MK5059GSXP) 500 GB.
I created USB Flash HARD drive recovery.
When the installation is complete and Setup installs devices an error "Windows Setup couldn't configure windows to run on a hardware on this computer.
I've updated the bios
I loaded by default in the bios
I changed the SATA AHCI mode to compatibility IDLE
assistance in this regard will be highly appreciated
Set the BIOS to the default settings and try again.
With the installation of recovery, there is a problem: either it works or not. If this isn't the case, bad luck and the only solution for you is to order original Toshiba recovery DVD on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
By the way: do you use that stick of recovery for the first time?
I have an old t160.uk of Pavilion. The hard disk starts to sound a bit grumpy. I have a spare I want to replace it with. Can I create recovery discs using the partition, and then replace the hard drive and reinstall windows xp on the new drive? or the recovery disks only works on the original hard drive?
See you soon,.
Hirroshi wrote: what determines if the new hard drive will be compatible with the recovery disk? Could I connect the new hard drive in another Bay and try to use the recovery disk, before removing my old hard drive?
Hello Hirroshi, it seems that drives hard very little HP only work in an HP computer, or so I said. I think it has to do with some code that HP puts in the Master Boot Record, but that's just a guess. I read on the Forum that this is the case.
I suggest that you delete the partition on the replacement hard drive, and then create a new partition and format the hard drive. You should be able to use the recovery disk, if they are not damaged and that you have a valid burn.
You can try to install the replacement hard drive in the system you propose, and it can work very well. It's certainly worth a try.
Here is a link that shows how to perform a recovery facility when a hard drive is replaced.
HARD drive failed the other day so replacement is on the right track.
Always the product recovery disc, it will work on the new hard drive or is mapped to the old cd?
Thanks in advance!
Of course, the recovery disc will work with the new HARD drive.
It s not severe as a new HARD drive. The recovery disk it reformatted at first and install the operating system, drivers and tools
Simply said, you will get the same software as on the first day of purchase.
See you soon
my hard drive went out on me completely. reads as 0 bytes. lost everything on it. a system recovery will work on a cool new hard drive?
Yes, the recovery disks installing Vista and original software/drivers on a new hard drive. Just be sure to get a hard drive at least as large as the original capacity. It may be big, but not small ability more. I wouldn't go with one of the new large capacity hdd format advanced however.
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