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Error 1005 is an error with the disc rather your disc is scratched or just smudged it needs to be cleared.
There are a few ways to go about this.
You can manually clear it with some disc cleaner spray and a soft cloth that won't leave lint on the disc.
You can also go to a professional disc cleaner. I have a movie rental store in town that has a disc cleaner which removes a very very thin layer off the disc to remove the scratches. (Don't worry the data on the disc will not be erased in this process.) Warning if you attempt a professional disc cleaner many times the disc will not be readable. Try to keep the disc in a safe place where it can not be damaged.
You can also call the manufacturers and have then send you a new recovery disc or send you one in the first place to perform a full system recovery (Factory Recovery)
Lastly you will also get this error if you are trying to make a recovery disc and did not user a (plus) DVD+R disc.
Now I am new to this error as well but I cleaned my disc manually and tried again after searching a solution and coming here. After cleaning my disc I have successfully recovered my computer to it's factory state.
Words of advice:
Get a good Virus-protection (I use Kaspersky virus protection it is updated daily and is a very good system)
Do a system defragment monthly you can set this up by using the scheduled task app in Windows
Complete a Desktop Clean up monthly
Make sure that you organize things in folders so you know where they are. The search feature in Windows in a powerful tool but can be lethal if you delete something needed by the system by accident.
Watch out for bad sites. Firefox will tell you if you are in a really bad site. Also Internet Explorer 8 is an awesome tool to.
Make sure you update, update, update your windows OS Computer.
Try to stay up-to-date on all new software for your virus protection
Guys let me reiterate on one thing watch out for bad sites if you haven't been there before and your not sure if you trust the site don't go. Myspace layout sites are the main source of where I obtain alot of the spyware and virus that infection my system.
Posted on May 09, 2009
I know this is a very very late reply, but at least others looking for a solution to this problem can benefit. I just finished talking with hp support because I kept getting the error 1005 message while trying to use the recovery disks. According to HP all you have to do is change the boot order to 1. CD/DVD Drive
2. Hard Drive
Stupidest problem ever, but luckily a very easy solution
Posted on Feb 24, 2011
There is also a solution that involves memory chips. My computer would proceed to 37 % format of hard drive and error 1005 appears.
I cleaned the recovery disc even though it was in near perfect condition. same result. after 4 tries i went to laptop and searched and found 1 person who advised. remove any extra memory chips and try to re-install. I had upgraded from 2 gb to 4 gb, so out came 1 chip leaving original chip of 2 gb.
Tried again , rebooted and Voila! worked perfectly and did complete reinstall. so try that method if you have upgraded memory. my OS was Vista home edition OEM installation.
Reinstall memory chip or chips and you are back in business.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Low memory was my issue. Even though the memory tested as good (Memtest86 +) it was not enough. As soon as I upgraded it, the installation went fine.
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
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