Trying to Restore from CD

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Kim Possible, Mar 12, 2004.

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  1. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Guest

    I am really having a hard time with this one machine. Had an infected hard drive and decided the easiest thing to do was reinstall. Wiped the hard drive using Wipe Pro. Now when I insert the Restore CD that came with the computer, it does not see the CD. If I use my boot disk, I can access the CD drive so I know it is operational. What am I missing?
     
  2. Shunned

    Shunned Guest

    By Kim:

    ". Wiped the hard drive using Wipe Pro"

    If I recall correctly many restore cd's require that a BACK-UP had to be done at lease once.
    When you wiped your c: drive most likely you distroyed that back-up information so the restore cd has nothing left to restore.
    An if this is correct you will need Windows installed again.
     
  3. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Guest

    That is exactly what I am trying to do. Even talked to HP's support. They said I could handle it just like a new hard drive install, but I just can't get it to reinstall windows. Is there a way to get it to launch from the CD although there is not an option within the BIOS?
     
  4. Shunned

    Shunned Guest

    Its very unlikely that your boot disc will SEE
    Setup.Exe. Also, even if by some chance it does most likely you will still lose many programs such as M$ Office. Fortunately you could find replacements such as Star Office or Open Office....even cd burners freeware...it will take time tho.
     
  5. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Guest

    I think this is my problem. This computer did not come with a Windows disk. I only have the restore disk to go from.
     
  6. shunned

    shunned Guest

    Don't know if this will help

    http://www.easydesksoftware.com/recovery.htm
     
  7. Shunned

    Shunned Guest

    or this:

    http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml


    Am just visiting here an will be leaving soon so good luck.
     
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