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How do I get my HP recovery disks to work. When I turn on my computer I receive the message "Operating System Not found". I have 3 recovery CD's that came with my system. When I load the first CD I receive the following: Starting Windows 98, setting up HP...then Error...hard disk not found..recovery aborted..may need to run the FDisk program to initialize the disk...use extreme caution.. What does this mean and how do I get the recovery disk to work to reinstall my operation system?
Sounds like the HDD has failed. Install a new HDD and it should run with the install disks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi,MY SONY VAIO PCV-W20 PERSONAL COMPUTER HARD DISK GOT CRASHED,I GOT NEW HARD DRIVE I DONT HAVE DRIVERS AND I TRIED ALL THE WAY SEARCHING DRIVERS ON THE INTERNET EVEN IT IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SONY VAIO SITE, PLEASE GIVE ME SOLUTION,
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
If the computer originally came with a backup software disk, you can try contacting gateway for a replacement. If the backup software was instead on a dedicated partition of the original drive you will need an XP home system disk, in which case you can probably get a better deal off the shelf at a retailer. Be sure you get the full version and not an upgrade, as you don't have any windows system currently installed for an upgrade to detect. If your Gateway has a Windows XP COA affixed and you can borrow a full XP Home installation disk from a friend you can install from that disk inputting your number from your COA when prompted. (don't use your friends COA) Microsoft will recognize this as a genuine restored installation so long as you have not changed any other major hardware in the system, and you input the same information for activation as you did originally. And you can get the service packs and other updates just as you always have.
Or: you could become a Linux user for free. For the Linux newbie I would have to recommend the Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS for their user-friendliness. Again that's FREE! if you try it and don't like it you're out exactly $0.00! My systems have been Linux exclusively for about 7 years, and am kinda partial to the Mandriva distributions, though I tried PCLinuxOS a while back and have had that on this system ever since, though it has it's quirks. But don't all systems?
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008
One option is to run virus removal software in windows safe mode which is started by pressing the F8 key when starting up the computer. I suggest running an online scan such as trend micro housecall at housecall.trendmicro.com/ . This will probably remove the virus. Also, is there important data on the hard drive that she will need? If that is the issue, there are other ways to copy files from the hard drive without actually copying the virus. Let me know exactly what you want to do? If you just want to run the recovery, but lose everything that was on the hard drive, use the F11 and it will completely refresh your computer to how it was when you got it. The discs aren't necessary as the recovery section is on the Hard Drive.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Code "purple" means you and your computer are done. It is an unrecoverable error that means you need a new system. However, I have found a couple of postings that claim to know a fix. I can not verify these methods, I do not own a HP or other type of prefab PC (custom is the only way to go). Anyway, here are the links, good luck.
Posted on May 16, 2009
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