Asus Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This is a guide about Asus recovery disks for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Recover Asus computers using the recovery disk or recovery partition Asus computers have a recovery partition, named “RECOVERY” that you can use to restore your Windows. Various models (not all) from Asus […]

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HP Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about HP recovery disks for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you are looking for a recovery disk for HP, download Easy Recovery Essentials (our recovery and repair disk for HP computers). You can read more about Easy Recovery Essentials here. Create a […]

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Gateway Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about Gateway recovery disks for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Gateway Computers was acquired by Acer in 2007. If you have a computer that uses the recovery software program from Acer, follow the Acer recovery disks guide instead. If you are looking for […]

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Dell Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This is a guide about Dell recovery disks for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Dell no longer ships operating system disks with new systems. You can create recovery disks using the Dell Backup and Recovery or Dell DataSafe Local Backup software programs Dell provides on your […]

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Acer Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This is a guide about recovery disks for Acer computers for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Acer users can create a recovery and backup disk using the computer’s installed Acer eRecovery Management software. This software is available in most computers made by Acer, by default – […]

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Dell Recovery Partition – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This is a guide for recovering Dell computers using the recovery partition for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Looking for a recovery disk for Dell? Download Easy Recovery Essentials (our recovery and repair disk for Dell computers). The Dell recovery partition Dell computers have a recovery […]

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Creating a Bootable CD or DVD

This knowledgebase article discusses the creation of bootable CDs or DVDs from downloaded ISO images. What are Bootable CDs and DVDs? There are many reasons to need to boot a PC from a bootable CD or DVD. Most users with an intermediate level of PC experience are familiar with having to start their machine up […]

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Booting from a CD or DVD

For Windows PCs that won’t start up, can’t boot, or cannot get past the login screen, one of the only repair venues left is starting up the PC from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB. Bootable CDs Depending on your computer’s make and model, there are two different ways of telling your PC to start […]

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Accessing the Advanced Boot Options menu

“Advanced Boot Options” is a menu that can be displayed before Windows starts, providing access to various recovery options useful in attempting repair and recovery of damaged or incorrectly configured Windows PCs. The “Advanced Boot Options” Menu Depending on what version of Windows is installed, the Advanced Boot Options menu may or may not have […]

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Booting Windows into Last Known Good Configuration

“Last Known Good Configuration” is a recovery option Microsoft built into all versions of Windows, available from the Advanced Boot Options menu, and can be a valuable asset when attempting to recover a PC that isn’t working correctly. This article discusses how your computer can be booted up in “Last Known Good Configuration” mode to […]

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