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Can't restore Windows 8 64-bit

  1. #51


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    [info] I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
    https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=

    The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
    Thank you very much, Theo. Much better info than I gave. And very good information to put into my "notebook" on Windows 8 and 8.1 which I'm not going to install yet. I think I'm going to wait until the bugs are worked out first.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The only 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.

    That I know of at this time is
    Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
    Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
    or
    SSR Desktop Edition, Out Febebery 2014.
    PC Backup Software | Symantec
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  3. #53


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Cheers for the help guys.
    I'm going to buy some DVD-R (or +R)??? discs tomorrow, and then start looking at creating these recovery discs, burn system images, etc.
    I'm also currently attempting to install an older version of Linux onto my old Windows 7 laptop, so I can get a feel of the general process.

    I also noticed Asus hasn't supplied I guess a program or whatever to use to create the OEM recovery discs on my laptop...?

    After I've put together the discs for Windows 8 and the current system and I'm okay with it, then that will be I suppose the end of the thread
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  4. #54


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Okay all, I was going to make a new thread but thought I may aswell keep this post in here, for future reference.

    1. I've been researching what discs to create (with theog's recommendations in post #50), going to buy some DVD+R's tomorrow and create and follow these:
    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
    System Image - Create in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    My question is - I've seen it mentioned to "Create OEM recovery discs."
    However, Asus (as far as I can see on my laptop) has not provided a recovery disk program as such.
    Even in the manual it states to use "AI Recovery Burner," which I don't have. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting A53E
    Will creating at least one of the discs from the above links/guides cover this problem in the future [Eg. work the same as what the "OEM recovery disc" would have been (if that makes sense)]?

    Could I also go (As Wynona mentioned in post #49) to "Create a system recovery drive," and follow that through, or is this something different? (Like I said, My Computer only shows the (OS) C: and (Data)D: drives) So with that said - 2. Should there already be a "Recovery" partition shown, or is that what this option is for?
    And after all of this I'll look to split the 400GB Data drive as that one has nothing in it for Linux later on.
    Edit: Upon further reading, I'm supposed to shrink the C: with the OS on it for Linux?

    If it helps, I've attached a screenshot from inside "Disk Management."

    Thanks!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Partitions.png  
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  5. #55


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Beast, you already have a recovery partition, which is the "600 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition). I don't know how this recovery partition works, but maybe someone else can explain it to us.

    Quite frankly, I wouldn't create a "recovery drive" on the computer itself . . . it would be useless if, for instance, you couldn't boot the computer. I suggested in post 49 that you "might" be able to use part of "D" for your Linux installation. You'll have to get clear and concise instructions on how to do this, as I said. Also, this is a completely different animal than recovery.

    Forget everything I said about recovery and follow Theo's instructions; that's your best route.

    Y'know, maybe you should start a thread (or search for one) on partitioning your hard drive for Linux.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    ASUS now have a recovery .app



    Create Factory Restore Disc?


    Quote Originally Posted by awindowsdummy
    Update: I e-mailed ASUS support and they gave me a Windows program to do it. Thanks!
    http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS...rt_Download_36



    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS
    Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

    About the Support DVD :
    The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Beast, you already have a recovery partition, which is the "600 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition). I don't know how this recovery partition works, but maybe someone else can explain it to us.
    This tutorial will cover most of the options:
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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  8. #58


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 64-bit


    THIS IS INSANE!!!!!!!
    I was on my laptop fine an hour ago working on it. Then I shut it down to come back home and I've turned it back on, it does some windows update or whatever and now says:
    "Configuring Windoes features
    100% complete
    Do not turn off your computer"
    It's been sitting here for at least 30mins and of course I've turned it off and on again but it goes to this EXACT screen.

    Edit: okay whilst I was typing this on my iPhone it has just logged in. Is there ANY reasons why these updates take so long and put my stress levels into overdrive...?
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  9. #59


    Posts : 9
    Windows8 upgraded to 8.1


    Last edited by Onlyafrika; 29 Mar 2014 at 06:16. Reason: Wrong thread
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  10. #60


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    ^ Welcome mate,

    It is usually recommended to start a new thread, because otherwise the problem gets mucked up by all previous posts.

    As you've said, Kaspersky may be giving you issues. If you would like an alternative AV program, try Defender (built-in) or Avast!.
    NOTE! you have to first completely remove all previous antivirus products before installing new ones. To remove Kaspersky, you might give this tool a try after manually removing it in control panel: Service articles

    If you would prefer to keep Kaspersky, that is fine, but this person doesn't recommend that particular antivirus product based off of what I've heard others say about it. It works for some, but not others (can also cause crashes here or there).

    Let us know if you encounter any other issues by starting a new thread in the appropriate forum. Cheers!
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