Create a Recovery Disc

ByLine
How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc
Synopsis
This will show you how to download or create a Recovery Disc for both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista.
How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a Recovery Disc for both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista.
Note   Note
The Recovery Disc created here does not install Vista. It is also not like the OEM Vista recovery DVD that comes with most store bought computers created from the factory recovery partition. Instead it is used only to boot from to repair your already installed Vista. See the example below for the options available from the recovery disc when booted from.
Tip   Tip
This can be useful if you only have a OEM Vista recovery DVD or partition and would like to have a dvd to boot from to repair your Vista instead of reinstalling it. Plus, the recovery disk files are small enough to fit on a CD if you do not want to or can use a DVD.

EXAMPLE: System Recovery Options screen
NOTE:
Using the Recovery Disc you create below, you can boot to the System Recovery Options screen below.

Startup_Repair.jpg


Here's How:



STEP ONE
Replace the recdisc.exe file
Note   Note
If you have SP1 or SP2 installed, then you will need to replace the recdisc.exe file installed by SP1/SP2 with a non-SP retail version below instead for the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Vista that you have installed.
Note   Note

To see what 32-bit or 64-bit version of Vista you have, open the Control Panel (Classic View) and click the System icon, or right click Computer in the Start Menu and click Properties. You will see the bit version under the System type section.​
If you ever run the sfc /scannow command, then it will restore the old original non-working copy of the recdisc.exe file, and you would have to do this STEP ONE section again to be able to create a Vista Recovery Disc.​

1. If You Have 32 bit (x86) Vista Installed
A) Click on the Download button below to download the recdisc_x86.zip file.​
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. If You Have 64 bit (x64) Vista Installed
A) Click on the Download button below to download the recdisc_x64.zip file.​
download

3. Save the ZIP file to your desktop.​
4. Right click on the ZIP file (on desktop), and click on Open.​
5. If prompted by UAC, then click on Allow.​
6. Extract (drag and drop) the recdisc.exe file to the desktop.​
NOTE: You can delete the ZIP file (on desktop) when done if you like afterwards.​
7. Right click on the extracted recdisc.exe file, click on Properties, General tab, the Unblock button, and on OK.​
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 8.​
8. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\recdisc.exe. (See screenshot below)​
9. Take ownership of and set permissions to Allow your user account Full Control of the recdisc.exe file at the location in step 8.​
recdisc.jpg

10. Right click on the extracted recdisc.exe file on the desktop from step 6, and click on Cut.​
11. Go back to the C:\Windows\System32\recdisc.exe window and right click on a empty area and click on Paste. (See screenshot below step 13)​
12. Click on Copy and Replace and Continue.​
13. Right click on recdisc.exe, and click on Send To and Desktop (create shortcut).​
14. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
replaced_recdisc.jpg





STEP TWO
Creating a Recovery Disc
15. Double click on the recdisc.exe shortcut on your desktop created from above to run the program.​
16. Select your DVD drive, and click on create disc. (See screenshot below.​
Create_Disc.jpg

17. Insert your retail Vista installation DVD into the CD/DVD drive, and click on Continue. (See screenshot below)​
Vista_DVD.jpg

18. You will now see this. (See screenshot below)​
Preparing.jpg

19. After a little bit, it will ask you to replace the Vista installation DVD with a blank CD or DVD.​
A) Insert a blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Ready_Blank.jpg

20. When it is finished, click on Close for both windows. (See screenshots below)​
Using.jpg
Finished.jpg

21. Now you can boot from this Recovery Disc to go to the System Recovery Options screen in the example above.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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floobs

New Member
Looks like it may be time to do a complete reinstall then. It may be to corrupted to just repair. I hope you had backups of anything you did not want to lose. Your computer should have a recovery partition on it that you can boot into by pressing something like F11 usually. You will need to check with your computer's documentation to be sure, usually on a DVD or at their website for your computer model.

From their you can select reinstall.

If you need help on this, just tell me the brand and model of your computer. I'll look up the instructions for you at their site.

Sorry,
Shawn

well there was nothing on it to start with, it was new i bought it from currys yesterday, apprently it was meant to have it already installed on there. thats why im so gutted as it shudnt of happened. i havnt tried the F11 i know the vista is on there just not booting up. i didnt get no disc with it. my model is advent T9608 UK. thanks
 

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z3r010

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floobs, take it back to currys and get one that works ;)
 

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floobs

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floobs, take it back to currys and get one that works ;)

well i am going too, but i was seeing if i could solve it first as i live a far way from where i got it from plus im working so was checking if i could do out first.
damnn thing!! dont go currys haha
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Floobs,

Your computer model number comes back as a Advent computer. They do not seem to have much of a site though, but I did find this. You will need to press F10 every second during boot up until you get to the recovery partition screen.

Recovery and Recovery Disk FAQs - read before posting : Advent Recovery Disk Support • Advent Laptop/Computer Support •

If this does not fix it, then I would take it back to Currys as John posted above. A new computer should not be doing this.

Shawn
 

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    512 GB M.2 SSD

floobs

New Member
Hi Floobs,

Your computer model number comes back as a Advent computer. They do not seem to have much of a site though, but I did find this. You will need to press F10 every second during boot up until you get to the recovery partition screen.

Recovery and Recovery Disk FAQs - read before posting : Advent Recovery Disk Support • Advent Laptop/Computer Support •

If this does not fix it, then I would take it back to Currys as John posted above. A new computer should not be doing this.

Shawn

thanks for your help anyway :D
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Your welcome Floobs. I hope they get it sorted for you.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    512 GB M.2 SSD

amdturion

New Member
Hello Brink,

First of all my compliments for the very full detailed instructions you are giving on this Forum.

This is my first post here.

Briefly:
I bought a new laptop: HP Pavilion dv6230br, it has been supplied without the Vista installation disks.
This machine has an hidden partition as D:\ volume, containing the recovery files.
I have repeatedly failed the creation of the recovery disks.
I was able to burn the recovery DVD, but then this never boots up the system:
After Windows filesystem loads, I see an error messages on the screen stating something as:
"This computer is not compliant with this version of Recovery".
I also tried to make an ISO of the D:\ ,than I tried to burn it on a new DVD, but it doesn't boots; perhaps something is missing on my attempt.
Question1:
Is that possible to use recdisc.exe to create the Recovery disks using the D:\ partition as source, instead of the Vista installation DVD?
Question2:
Is there any alternative way to make the Recovery disk?

Many Thanks.

BR,
amdturion​
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi BR,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Did you make sure that you downloaded and used the correct 32 bit or 64 bit ISO version for your version of Vista?

Q1) Sorry, you will not be able to create a Recovery Disc using recdisc.exe with your HP recovery partition. :(

Q2) You could borrow a friends Vista installation DVD to use to make you a Recovery Disc using recdisc.exe instead.

Hope this help,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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amdturion

New Member
Hi BR,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:
Tks Brink!

Did you make sure that you downloaded and used the correct 32 bit or 64 bit ISO version for your version of Vista?
I used the pre-installed VISTA that's a 32bits version of Vista Home Basic (brazilian version - I am italian but living in Brazil :cool: )

Q1) Sorry, you will not be able to create a Recovery Disc using recdisc.exe with your HP recovery partition. :(
Gosh!

Q2) You could borrow a friends Vista installation DVD to use to make you a Recovery Disc using recdisc.exe instead.
I will try to ask to the Shop where I bought the machine.

Hope this help,
Shawn
Yes, it did.
BR
 

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Brink

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mvp
BR,

I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for the feedback.

Shawn
 

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System One System Two

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Yikes, that's a lot of wasted space. Sounds like it got corrupted.
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

sidney1st

Member
Vista Guru
HI,
Thanks again, not only for this tutorial, but for the whole site.

Just a question on this one, why do we have to replace the recdisc.exe installed with SP1 update?
I have 2 retail versions, the original one bought last year and a retailed version which includes SP1 bought with a new PC.
My laptop runs ultimate, sp1 installed through update and the PC runs the Ultimate SP1 installed with the DVD which includes SP1 (both versions are french).

Forgot to say that 32 bit version installed on laptop, 64 bit on PC.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Sidney,

The recdisc.exe file only worked in the prereleased versions of the SP1, and not in the final SP1 version for some reason. This just replaces it with one that works.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Sidney,

I would use the one that included the SP1 to get the most out of the recovery options.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

sidney1st

Member
Vista Guru
Thanks Shawn,
I'll do it this way and will let you know the result.

EDIT:

BTW, Done and works fine either on CD or USB flash drive.
 
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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Your welcome Sidney. Good to know that you have it working on a USB flash drive. Thank you for the feedback.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

avol2

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omg.. I am so screwed...
started having printing issues tonight on my HP desktop, tried to reboot andthe ssytem hung there.. my kid says ohh mom do this... and proceeds to hold the power button .. the system reboots... bla bla bla.. but it never really rebooted.. it sticks there on this blue screen.. I tried to get into safe mode and it just opens a screen with the words safe mode in each corner, but nothing else. I tried to make a recovery disc but dont want to loose everything - so I am frightened..
I ran diagnostics and everything passed but it did take a while to check the memory..
anything I do it just freezes up on me.... of course I have no vista disc... suggestions please..
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Avol2,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Do not worry, the Recovery Disc in this turorial will not wipe out your computer. It will only attempt to repair it for you.

Create the Recovery Disc and boot from it and run a Startup Repair to see if that will fix the problem. If not, then boot from the Recovery Disc again and run a System Restore this time using a restore point dated before your problem started.

Hope this helps you,
Shawn
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

avol2

New Member
Hello Avol2,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Do not worry, the Recovery Disc in this turorial will not wipe out your computer. It will only attempt to repair it for you.

Create the Recovery Disc and boot from it and run a Startup Repair to see if that will fix the problem. If not, then boot from the Recovery Disc again and run a System Restore this time using a restore point dated before your problem started.

Hope this helps you,
Shawn
I think I made it worse... I d/led the recovery disc.. got it on a cd (used my XP laptop).. but the onlky options were vista 64 and vista 86.. I think I have 32..
The system then said there was a issue with my boot file and that it would repair it. it rebooted and recognised the HP recovery software on the system, THEN when I ran it I was told there was not system recovery set? I know I set it to automatically do a recovery... ugh... I beleive I need to go to an expert, as I am really not prepared to loose all the data on the hard drive.
 

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