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Offline johnson55

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Recovery disc
« on: April 22, 2012, 03:32:48 PM »
Hi,I'm trying to create recovery disc and I started it and didn't get the dvdr
in fast enough and it started,you can't stop it once it starts.
So after it copied the partition or tryed to.
I started and put the dvdr in this time but I wonder if I didn't ruin the
part of the drive I need to make the recovery disc.
How can I check to see if the dvdr I had in there has the information
I need in case down the road I need it?
I don't want to run it because I'll loose all my programs.
Or is their another way to preserve the windows 7? 

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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 04:05:33 PM »
Hi, johnson55.

It may help to know a bit more about your computer.  Is it Dell, HP, ASUS, etc.?  Model?  Does it have a recovery partition?

You may find this tutorial helpful:  Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup (beware of the ads).

Hopefully, you have autorun disabled.  In that case you should be able to place the DVD in the drive, navigate to the DVD drive and double-click to view the contents.  (Illustrations here:  How to open a compact disc (cd) to view the contents | Computer Tips)


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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 10:12:52 PM »
Corrine,thanks for the input.
I'm still confused on the recovery disc. The directions seem to be Compicated.
Also I looked at the checking of a dvd,That's alot of doing too.
 Like I said I did make one hopefully it was made ok.
I have an windows 7 4gb mem and 2nd gen processor Intel H.P. Hardrive 1 terabyte
Is their an  easier way or some place that has simpler directio9ns to follow?
I read all the places you sent me. I'm sure they are good but alot of time to do.

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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 01:15:54 AM »
Hi, johnson55.

You could call HP and explain the problem you had with creating the recovery disc.  They may send you one that is good.  As shown in Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 7) - HP Customer Care (United States - English), you can only create one image. 

You should also set up a backup program.   Here's one option:  Back up your files


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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 01:24:19 AM »
Is this what you did?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01867124#N102

It should not have started burning without having the DVD in the drive. Did you get a "disk creation successful" message?

If that's not what you did, then it would be helpful to know how you were taking the backup, so that there's an idea of what you attempted to try and perhaps one of us can point you to more relevant information/resources - at the moment, it's a total guessing game on a) what you did, and b) what the expected result should be. Different backup methods have different results - for example, the method provided by HP above only backs up the operating system and installed software and drivers, and not necessarily your personal files.

If you want to check the disc, Corrine's suggestion to manually check if there's recovery data on the disc is one way. You can also try booting the computer using the disc and see if it starts recovery. This is easier, given if the system doesn't start from the DVD (and make sure your system is set to start from the DVD) and you instead go into Windows, then you know it's not OK. If the recovery starts, then you know it's OK, and just cancel it before it continues with the recovery.

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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 02:32:02 PM »
Thanks Corrine & Hulet for your good information.It helps alot.
I did the recovery like you mentioned and did get a message saying it was satisfactory made
I just didn't feel it was done ok,because when I forgot to put the dvd in it also said satisfactory
done. When I get time I'm going to view the dvd and see what happens. I suppose it will be a long page.What would I see first on the dvd when I view it? Do you normally have autorun diabled or just on certain programs? Wher do I disable it at?
Thanks again I value your time. 

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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 06:15:47 PM »


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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 10:39:19 PM »
Hi,
 I'm not sure I understand all the reading I've done on this.
Wouldn't it be all right to leave all settings in autoplay at
default? [For most things anyhow]And it sounds like I should
disable autorun if it is runnig on windows 7.How do I know if
autorun is functioning on the computer? Theirs no need to disable it
if it's not working.
 

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Re: Recovery disc
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 02:27:33 PM »
Hi, johnson55.

You're correct.  There is no need to disable autorun.inf with the default settings in Windows 7.  It should also be disabled for users of Windows XP and Windows Vista who have installed all security updates.


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