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Attempted Minimized Image Recovery Failed: Computer Incapable of Booting

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#1 R0D3R1CK


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

In preparation for sending my laptop to HP for a hinge replacement, I decided to backup all my data (via System Image). My plan was to then perform a Minimized Image Recovery: so as to wipe off all my data, but still keep the computer running nicely.

The attempt to wipe my data failed.

Whenever I try to boot my computer now, I am presented with "Windows Boot Manager" [see attached image]
I don't have an OS disk. All I have is a System image.

Please Help!!!

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#2 SleepyDude


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:57 AM


Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens then click Recover without backing up your files to do a full restore.

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#3 R0D3R1CK

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Here's what i did:

1. Last night: i gave up trying to solve the issue and, obviously, posted on here about my predicament. Shut down and unplugged my laptop
2. This morning: Turn on my computer and immediately start pressing "esc" to get to the menu.
3. I hit "F11" to get into System Recovery
4. I exited recovery...my laptop rebooted.
5. It asked me to name my computer and if i wanted to connect to a network. :o
6. My desktop appeared!

It makes absolutely no sense to me, but there's no longer something wrong with it. The restoration was successful.
Thanks again for all your help!

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