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Reinstalling OS I think you can reinstall the OS from a partition on the hard drive. How can you start this process?

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  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    I suspect you have XP but it helps if you tell us.
    What is the exact problem you are having? 
    Doing a destructive reinstallation you will lose any work of your own unless you have backed it up externally.



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If you have this laptop to be honest if you are going to reinstall just go ahead and use a new copy of windows xp. Averatec carries no support for that laptop at all not even the bios. This laptop's drivers are all covered in vista, but if you use windows xp the drivers will all install but you get the generic brand video drivers. you are going to have to try both and see which one you like. vista will allow the computer to run normally just give the laptop an upgrade in ram to 1g and it should run great as a single core processor.

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I need to reinstall win7 but i cant find my hard drive is there away to find it i know its there but i am limited options to finding and fixing this. Is there away to do this with cmd.?

Check the manufacturer manual or support site for specific key sequences during boot on your model to acces the hidden recovery partition. If the system partition in damaged you may be able to fix it during the repair/reinstall process, but if the restore partition has been damaged or erased, or if the whole hard drive is damaged, there is nothing to do besides replacing the hard drive and a retail OS installation

Mar 07, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet


How to quickly reinstall your Operating System

We all have problems with our operating systems. A good practice is to reinstall from time to time. Some experts recommend 3 months, other ones recommend 6 months. The point is to reinstall when you need to. Maybe your operating system will work perfectly for a year. But for the ones of you that are using it at its full capacity it is a very good practice and of course safe.

Some of us are frightened to reinstall the operating system not for the process itself, but for the other 3rd party software you install after that. We lose a lot of time, looking for the discs and the keys for the specific software.

Well here is a quickly solution and a comfortable one in my opinion.
You could do the following at the next reinstallation of your operating system.

I will present the process step by step:
-Reinstall your O.S. as normally. Make all your custom settings( disable the error report, disable remote, automatic updates, etc);
-Install all the drivers for your computer in the proper order (chipset, vga, sound, etc);
-Install all the software that you need (Ms Office, Corel Draw, Photoshop, Python, Visual Studio, Min Gw studio, etc- these are pure examples);
-Make further settings for your operating system and applications;

For the final steps of the process you will need a Hiren's Boot CD. Here is a link to all its components: . The following link is for downloading the content of the future CD: . After downloading, burn it on a CD.

The next steps are:
-Restart your computer
-Select from the boot menu to boot from CD
-Select run BootCD from the menu- This is for the newer versions of the software. Also on the newer version you have a Mini Windows XP- very helpful, but I will explain it in another review.
-The software the you will use from the CD is Norton Ghost. The exact key combination for the program is: 2-2 (press 2 and another menu will appear. In this one press again 2 for Norton Ghost)
-Another menu will appear for the type of Ghost images that you want. You may want to split the image- you do not need additional software.
-Run the suitable application for you.
-For making the image the steps are: partition-to image- select the hard drive- select the partition that you will recover later- select the path- give a name- and select a compress rate. (I recommend a fast one)
-For recovering the image: partition- from image- select the image- select the hard drive- select the partition.

After recovering from that image you will have the O.S. as you installed it. You can use the image as many times as you want. It won't deteriorate.

Also you can use the image on different computers with the same configuration. Just be careful with the partitions. You can use Partition Magic, also present on the CD.

The time of the process varies because of the hard drive(how fast it is), the compress rate. But it will not take longer than installing all of those again.

It is a difficult process only the first time, because after that the O.S. will be ready in a couple of minutes, with just a few clicks.

Oh, and do not forget to backup the important files and documents before recovering your partition.

on Feb 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Erase hd keep op system

You cannot have your cake and eat it too.
When you format the hard drive the process erases the whole partition. Besides, why would you reformat the drive? Usually it is remove viruses, errors, or to reinstall. If there are viruses, don't you think that by keeping the OS you are also saving the viruses.

Jan 06, 2014 | Microsoft XP Computers & Internet

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Omputer turns on but wont boot

1. There is no hard drive or has a bad/failed hard drive
2. There is not OS (Operating System)
3. The Boot manager is corrupted
4. The Bios isn't configured correctly

That is all I can think of with your information.
What does the screen display during the process?
Does the computer make fan, or hard drive noise?
Was it working before?
If so what was the last thing you were doing?

Nov 21, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my Lenovo G550 with one recovery key system. I tried to install Linux but i did it wrong and now I can't start Windows. When I put the recovery disc in to my laptop and...

hi if you are using windows vista/7 recovery disk to reinstall OS, then while choosing drive there must be advance option below it..choose it and then delete all the drives and then create new partitions from all the unallocated space..and then choose the drive from newly created partition to reinstall OS..

to backup all imp. data before doing so use UBUNTU LIVE CD..then do the clean install of vista/7

if the above trick doesnt work then download the GPARTED LIVE CD to repartition your HD..
use GPARTED live to boot.
choose the HDD
delete all the parition
create new partition (NTFS)
shutdown GPARTED LIVE.
install windows vista/7 thorgh reinstall DVD.

Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I had new dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows 7 os instaled in 350gb singel drive and i want to saparet two or more parteshens with out OS loss

if your hard disk is only 1 partition right now, reformatting the hard disk, then deleting the current partition and creating additional partitions is the way to do it. This means, you also have to reinstall Windows. if you do not want to reinstall Windows, look for programs like partition magic or the like that can allow you to create additional partitions, though, there are cases this may have issues later.

Sep 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

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It starts on the screen that asks you to start in normal mode, safe mode or last known setting that worked. when you click on to either it just starts again and gose back to the same screen . i cant seem...

This is because one or many of your system's dll were damaged. One solution would be to format ur main partition and reinstall windows. If u have important data on that partition or hard drive take it to a friend and copy what is important and than format it. One other option would be to try opening ur computer using a Linux Live CD. (Ubuntu is great for that)

Feb 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I had reinstall windows,now i only have 1%of disc space

You allocation of partion is too low while the time of os boot , so the only way is you have to change partion space , use this number during partition 60555 MB this 60GB so you cant get full easily , you have to run the DOS mode booting then only you can get the partition location , you may be runned the os from normal opening cd setup mode from already booted os , for further clarifications reply me , i will help you , thank you , dont forget to vote for me .

Nov 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dell media direct won't work


Here is the steps,

1.Turn on your computer.

2.Insert the reinstallation media (Dell Media Direct CD/DVD) into the CD/DVD drive, then restart the computer.

3. press F12 when the bios page comes up and then select CD/DVD drive from the boot menu.

"Option 1" from the menu if you wish to use all of the hard drive for you operating system installation. This is the most common selection and how is your computer was originally shipped to you, unless you specified an operating system partition size at the time you ordered you computer.

"Option 2" to designate a size for your operating system and have a data partition. This allows you to specify a size for the operating system partittion, leaving the remainder, of the hard drive configured as a "data" partition ("D")

4. Once you have prepared the drive and you have returned to the main recovery menu, remove the installation media and replace it with you operating system reinstallation media. Select the option to reboot your computer. If your computer does not automatically start the media, press <F12> to access the boot menu and select the Cd/DVD boot option.

5.Install your operating system, select the Primary partition when prompted. If you have two hard drives, select the primary partition on the same disk where hte media direct partition resides. Once the OS is installed and the necessary drivers are installed you can begin the reinstallation of the dell mediaDirect software.

Good Luck,

Feb 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Trying to use the recovery software to rebuild the hard drive back to original. I keep getting error messages that asks me to restart the computer (over and over). One message states that it cannot find...

Most likely the recovery partition is corrupt, or your hard drive has gone bad. the fix for both start with thing. contact the manufacture and getting a copy of the original install CD's. you may be able to find the else where on the net for sale. once you have the CD's use them to reinstall the OS. if you still have the same problem after you have the CD's get your hard drive tested, or replace your hard drive. (a hard drive cost about the same as a diagnostics at most places).

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony Computers & Internet

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