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#1 Dustin102

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:17 PM

My mother-in-laws Pavilion Vista computer has been trying to restore to an earlier point for about 4-5 hours now.  Has been displaying "Finalizing File Restore..." the entire time.  I know is shouldn't take this long and I cannot interrupt the restore.  What should I do? 



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#2 AlexSmithFanning

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

if you have the time I would download either Hiren's BootCD or Ultimate BootCD  and use some tools on those. But i'm not an expert and would not recommend taking my advice unless you know anything about computers and these tools. I would wait for an expert. These tools are only useful if you know how to use them. BUT if you do not feel comfortable shutting down the computer to reboot this won't work.


Edited by AlexSmithFanning, 01 February 2014 - 09:39 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

Would it work from a USB Drive (Thumb Drive)?  I am guessing I would have to power off and back on, but would it know to go to the thumb drive?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:59 PM

Yes you could put it on a thumb drive. wait on the page while I look for instructions.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:19 PM

Instructions HERE. For Hiren's BootCD


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:23 PM

Instructions HERE. For Ultimate BootCD. Give me questions and feedback so I can help!


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:26 PM

As for booting the flash drive, thats a whole 'nother aspect. You need to give me the full type of the computer and the model and all that stuff.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

What actually what  will happen when I interupt the restore?  Will my restore points disappear?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:31 PM

I'm not sure what would happen to them. As I only have one Windows Vista computer I don't want to try it. I will try to get you more information I a minute.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:43 PM

OK, more Information HERE. Not really very good info, sorry. Important questions I NEED to ask (1) Do you have your installation disk (Windows Installation DVD), (2) Did the recovery environment come in your computer, (3) What kind of risks are you willing to take?


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

It's my mother-in-laws computer and she says she she doesn't have any disks that came with the computer.  Recovery is within the computer.  I just realized my flash drive is on 515mb i don't think it'll do the job.  I've got the zip file on it.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

It should fit. the file is only 512 MB right?


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