Meebox Laptop Data Recovery

Recovering of of your Laptop Meebox may be required because of failures in the operating system or hardware errors. The reasons for failure can be the Laptop contamination with unnecessary or malicious software, the presence of broken hard disk sectors, overheating of the motherboard or video card.

Meebox Laptop Data Recovery

What to do in case of Laptop Meebox Сrash?

Meebox Laptop Data Recovery

Methods applied to restore working capacity of a laptop are in many ways similar to those used for desktop PCs, but there are also peculiarities only typical for portable computers.

Restoring the Laptop Files

Do you need to restore files from Meebox Laptop?

Use the program to recover deleted files

When the files are deleted from the Recycle Bin and it is not possible to recover them using operating system standard means, the most effective way is to use the program Hetman Partition Recovery.

Program for recovering deleted Laptop files
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

For this:

  • Download the program, install and run it. Check out the features of the program and step by step instructions.

  • By default, the user will be asked to use File Recovery Wizard. Click «Next» button and specify the disk from which you want to recover files.

  • Double-click on the disk and select the type of analysis. Choose «Full analysis» and wait for the disk scanning process completion.

  • After scanning process completion you will be shown the files found. Select the files you want and click the «Restore» button.

  • Select one of the proposed ways to save files. Do not save the recovered files to the disk from which the files were deleted - they can be overwritten.

Restore files from the Recycle Bin

Check Windows Recycle Bin, the files may be stored there. For this:

  • Go to Recycle Bin.

  • Locate the file or folder you want to restore.

  • Right-click on the desired item, and choose Restore in the context menu.

Or select the files or folders you want to restore and click on the corresponding function in the menu of Recycle Bin window: tab Manage / Restore the selected items.

Recover files from Laptop Recycle Bin
Menu to restore files from the Recycle Bin

Restoring Meebox Laptop System

Windows restoring methods depend on the cause of system files loss, the availability of data backup copy, etc.

Run the System File Checker sfc /scannow

With this command, you can restore the system files in case Windows is operational and boots.

For this:

  • In the Command prompt, type sfc /scannow command, and then press Enter.

  • Start a Command prompt as an Administrator.

  • After restoring the system files, you’ll need to restart Windows.

Run the System File Checker sfc /scannow

Restore Windows from a restore point

Note: Windows return from a restore point only applies to system and software operating system settings. The system rollback deletes all the programs that were installed after its creation and does not restore the files deleted previously.

To return Windows to a restore point, do the following:

  1. Open Control Panel / Restore / Launch System Restore and click Next.

    Restore Windows from a restore point
  2. Select a point you need from the list and click Next.

    Restore Windows from a restore point
  3. Confirm your restore point and the process will start.

    Restore Windows from a restore point

Run the Recovery Environment

If as a result of damage to system files, the operating system loses operability and does not boot, then the recovery environment helps return the files.

You can start it:

  1. By pressing F8 key during the computer boot;

  2. Using the boot disk (or USB-stick).

Note. The first option is possible only if the boot partition was created during installation of the operating system. This section is created by the system for its recovery and, depending on the system its size can be 100 MB, 350 MB or 450 MB.

Run the Recovery Environment
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When starting the Recovery Environment, choose the item System Restore or Repair your computer. The name of the menu items can vary depending on the version of the operating system and a method for starting the Recovery Environment.

Restoring Meebox Laptop Using Recovery Drive

To return Meebox Laptop operability using recovery drive follow the instructions.

Create a recovery drive

  1. Go to Control Panel / Recovery.

  2. Choose "Create a recovery drive."

  3. Insert an optical disk into the disk drive, or plug in a USB stick into the port.

  4. Select it as a media for the recovery drive and create the drive by following system directions.

  5. Wait until the end of the process and restart the computer.

You will need a clean CD / DVD disk or an empty USB stick to create a recovery drive.

Restore the system using the recovery drive

System recovery from an image if Windows boots

  1. Connect the drive with Windows image to a computer.

  2. Open the Control Panel / Recovery

  3. Select a menu item «In the event of a computer fault, go to its settings and try to change them».

  4. In the menu «Special Boot Options», click «Restart Now» key.

  5. After the computer restarts in the proposed menu, select Diagnostics / Advanced Options / System Image Recovery or System Restore (depending on the desired method of recovery).

  6. Continue the recovery process following the instructions of the wizard and clicking the Next button. The program will automatically carry out the further work.

  7. Wait for the end of the process and restart the computer.

System recovery from an image if Windows boots
System recovery from an image if Windows boots

System recovery from an image if Windows does not boot

  1. Set in the BIOS or UEFI booting of the operating system from CD, DVD or USB drive (depending on the bootable media).

  2. Insert it into the drive (or connect to USB-port) the drive with the system image.

  3. Restart your computer.

  4. In the proposed menu, select Diagnostics / Computer Restore. The program will carry out the further work automatically.

  5. Wait until the end of the process and restart the computer.

System recovery from an image if Windows does not boot

Restoring Factory Settings of Meebox Laptop

To restore the system laptop applies the same methods as for the desktop computer. A further option to restore on a Meebox Laptop is the possibility to return to the factory settings with the help of a hidden Recovery partition, which is pre-installed by the manufacturer.

Note. When restoring the Laptop factory settings: all user data from the Laptop system partition will be deleted; the system partition of Laptop will be formatted; all the software and apps pre-installed by the manufacturer will be installed.

To restore the Laptop factory settings:

  1. Start the Laptop factory settings restore program (system reset).

  2. Select from the menu the function of System Restore (or factory settings) and follow all the system instructions.

  3. Wait until the end of the process and restart the computer.

Note. In various Laptops this occurs differently. For some manufacturers this utility is started by pressing one or a combination of keys while switching the Laptop on while others carry out the process using their own software (typically pre-installed).

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Laptop Restoring Using a Hidden Recovery Partition

A Starting from Windows 7 when you install the operating system on your computer in addition to the main (working) partitions the hidden (system) are also created. These partitions are not visible in Windows Explorer, they are only available in the Disk Manager. Name of the partitions:

  • System Reserved (Reserved by the system);

  • Untitled (Recovery Partition).

Laptop Restoring Using a Hidden Recovery Partition

In the System Reserved partition the files of boot configuration data (BCD) and boot manager (bootmgr) are stored. Thus, the system protects the boot files from being overwritten, and also with the help of this partition log on into the system recovery environment is carried out.

Also in Laptop the pre-installed by the manufacturer hidden Laptop partition recovery is present. With the help of this partition the Laptop restore to the factory settings is carried out.

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Restoring Laptop Password

Do you need to restore your Laptop password?

Retrieve forgotten user password with Windows tools

Note. Before restoring access to the user account, check the prompt, which is located on the Welcome screen beside the password entry field.

If the prompt did not help:

  1. Log on to the computer using the Administrator account.

  2. Go to Control Panel / User Accounts.

    Retrieve forgotten user password with Windows tools
  3. Click Manage another account.

    Retrieve forgotten user password with Windows tools
  4. Select the desired account.

    Retrieve forgotten user password with Windows tools
  5. Select Change Password.
  6. Enter a new password and click Change Password key.

    Retrieve forgotten user password with Windows tools
  7. Exit the Administrator account and log in to your account using your new password.

Restore the password of built-in Administrator account

If access to the local Administrator account is lost, it must be received in the first place. For this:

  1. Boot Windows by means of an installation disc c.

  2. Select «System Restore» in the first window with the «Install» key.

  3. Select Diagnostics / Advanced Options / Command Prompt in the next window.

    choose an option, Laptop Meebox
  4. Click on the menu item Command Prompt.

  5. Type in the opened Command Prompt window:

    • move с:windowssystem32utilman.exe с:windowssystem32utilman.bak;

    • copy с:windowssystem32cmd.exe с:windowssystem32utilman.exe.

    Where «c:» is the drive on which Windows folder is located.

    Note.These commands allow you to open Command prompt window on the login screen, with the help of Special Features key or by using the keyboard shortcut Win + U.

  6. Remove the installation CD from the computer.

  7. Stop the operating system installation and restart the computer.

  8. In the password entry field, run Command prompt by selecting Special Features menu or by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + U.

  9. If the password entry field does not show administrator account, you must activate it. To do this, use the following command: net user Administrator / active: yes, and then restart the computer.

  10. Type net user command to display all computer users.

    Command Prompt
  11. Enter the command net user name password. Where name is the user name into password - a new password. That is, to reset the administrator password and set a new password (for example - qwerty), in this case you must enter the command: net user Administrator qwerty.

  12. Restart your computer and enter the administrator account using the new password. After the login to Windows administrator account is made, the password can be changed at any time using Windows tools.

Reflashing and BIOS Recovery

In order to recovery operability of Laptop BIOS, download the BIOS reflashing for your Laptop model. Reflashes can be found on the Laptop or motherboard manufacturer site. You can reflash BIOS from DOS or Windows.

Note. Sometimes for the successful implementation of the reflashing you need to change the name of the reflashing file to the value set by the manufacture.

BIOS in DOS reflashing

  1. Download the BIOS reflashing for your laptop model, unpack it with any archive and save it on a USB flash drive.

  2. Insert this USB flash drive in the Laptop.

  3. Turn on the Laptop with the help of one of the shortcut keys (each Laptop model provides its own shortcut, please read the instructions for your Laptop model). Here are some options: Win + Esc; Fn + Esc; Win + B; Fn + B; Win + M; Fn + M; Win + F; Fn + F.

    Then, without releasing the key, press the Laptop power button.

  4. Wait for BIOS recovery process finish.

BIOS in Windows reflashing

  1. Disable any programs that are running on a Laptop.

  2. Disconnect all network connections and the Internet.

  3. Charge the battery or connect to the mains supply.

  4. Disconnect all the devices connected to the Laptop (except the mouse).

  5. Start the reflashing file with the .bat extension (sometimes .exe).

  6. Wait for the BIOS reflashing process and reboot the computer.

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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.

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Questions and answers

  • 📀 Does the program recover data after reinstalling Windows or resetting the computer to its initial state?

    This utility is designed to recover data from deleted partitions and repartitioned disks. Follow these steps:

    1. Abort the Windows installation or reset operation.
    2. Connect the drive to another computer if you cannot boot the operating system.
    3. Use Full Analysis for the entire physical device to restore data from previously deleted partitions.
  • 🖥️ Can I access files on a VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox virtual hard disk?

    To connect disks with the extension like * .vmdk, * .vhdx, * .vdi, use the menu Tools - Mount disk.

    After connecting, you can select this disk in the program for analysis and data recovery.

  • 💽 My computer does not display a hard drive or an external USB drive. How can I copy files?

    The program can analyze a failed device that is not showing up in Windows Explorer.

    The list of physical devices is under the list of logical partitions. Select your drive and wait for the analysis to complete.

  • ⌛ If I pay for the program now, how long will it take before I receive my registration data?

    It depends on the payment method you use. If you order online with your credit card or PayPal, you will receive the registration key immediately after payment.

  • What are the requirements for successful data recovery?

    For successful recovery, you must stop using the storage device until the necessary files are fully restored.

    If it is an external drive, memory card or flash drive, then connect it to the PC and analyze them using our program.

    If the data is deleted as a result of formatting the system disk, resetting the operating system or reinstalling Windows, then stop further installation of the operating system and programs. Connect the drive to another computer and perform recovery operations.

    Recovered files must be saved to a different drive.

  • ⏱️ How long does it take to recover my data?

    Data recovery can take a long time if you work with a disk larger than 1 terabyte. Faulty drives can also be scanned for a long time. However, in most cases, recovery takes less than 30 minutes.

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