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Windows 7: netbook froze while creating recovery files on SD card

09 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
netbook froze while creating recovery files on SD card

I made it through the "copy file"s part, then in "verify files" it froze at 89% for about the last half hour.

What should I do.

It says I can only make these files once. If this doesn't finish, will it let me retry?

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09 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i rebooted, and restarted the process we will see how far we get this time.
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09 Dec 2010   #3
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If your setup literature or manual says it supports SD card and it fails leaving you without another chance to retry, then contact Tech Support who should send you a free set of Recovery CD's.

A more useful Recovery method is built-in Windows 7 backup Imaging, creating an image just after you have it set up and running perfectly: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Here are some tips for cleaning up the factory bloatware which is larded on many new computers: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions
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09 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

made it through "copy files" again, and working through "verify files" will see if it finishes
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09 Dec 2010   #5
whs

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How big is your SD card, I think you are talking about appr. 8GBs of data. I did not even know you could burn the recovery partition to a SD card. And can the Netbook boot from the SD card the day you need it for a reinstall?

I think you would be much better off with imaging as Greg suggested. Here is an easy one Imaging with free Macrium - but you need an external disk.
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09 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

second time worked the way it should, I successfully created a recovery file.

I was using a 16gb SD card, it needed to hold 13.6gb of data.
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09 Dec 2010   #7
whs

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But can the netbook boot from the SD card? Else the files are useless.
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09 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hmm, i guess i dont know. It let me save to a SD card so I assumed it would recover from a SD card.

How can I test that theory???
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09 Dec 2010   #9
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Boot it and see if it cues up the options correctly. Consult your Manual on the Support downloads webpage for your netbook model.

Did it refer to SD card at anytime during the process of making this backup? One would assume that if it will write successfully to SD card, then it can be used but it should say for sure during backup process or in manual or setup literature pertaining to this.
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09 Dec 2010   #10
whs

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I would have a look in the boot sequence of the BIOS. If the SD card reader is listed (keep the card in the reader when you look), then it should work.
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