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Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby bluewillow » Nov 25, 2008 5:40 pm

I know so little about puters. Been having a problem for a time and now its time that i begin my 17 Recovery CD's which should bring my pc back to the original Windows XP stage.
However, when I begin the CD's nothing happens. Anyone wishing to guess what I ought to be doing wrong? Just so very, very annoying.

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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby Eeyore » Nov 25, 2008 6:18 pm

Oh boy, that's hubby's baliwick.....

Here's a help page that might give you some info

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654
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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby bluewillow » Nov 25, 2008 7:17 pm

Thanks Lyn. However, my puter won't bring up your article. PC is heading for the shop for a complete tune up. Thought I'd give these discs a try but getting nowhere fast.

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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby Eeyore » Nov 25, 2008 8:05 pm

That doesn't sound good. I wonder if your hard drive packed it in?
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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby bluewillow » Nov 25, 2008 8:34 pm

[size=150It could be Lyn. Puter is just over 2 years so I am hoping nothing too serious but I'm prepared to about anything. Fingers crossed though.

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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby skwij » Nov 25, 2008 11:24 pm

17!!!!!! 17?????

Really???

17 recovery discs?????

Can't you do a recovery from the original install discs that came with your computer?
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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby Countryboy » Nov 26, 2008 9:56 am

Me too . . . thought that '17' :shock: was some kinda typo.

From yr original XP disc u can do either a 'Clean' install or a 'Repair' install. U already have XP on yr machine so u want a repair install. The difference is that a clean install will install 'Documents' and 'My Music' and other such folders *that u already have* and a repair install will give u only the files that yr missing.

When I lost my windows 'Help' files this is the tutorial that was given to me by the web experts in MSN Groups ..............................

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

It looks more complicated that it really is. If I can do it . . . . :wink:

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Re: Windows Recovery Disks .. how to kick-start?

Postby bluewillow » Nov 26, 2008 2:50 pm

Thank you Countryboy. I'll see if I can follow without my pc shutting down. What a mess I'm in.

Skwig, Yes I have 18 in total. I did the complete windows CD copy for windows reinstallation as was called for as no CD's came with the machine. I just kept feeding it CD's when pc requested. and the total was actually 18. An enormous amt indeed. :o

I'm shutting down as this machine is up to no good.

Thanks one and all. You are indeed a great bunch. Much appreciated.

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