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Can't extract files on System Recovery Disc 4 for Compaq Presario model 6350US

All of a sudden my Compaq Presario would not boot. I attempted to do a recovery with my set of five System Recovery Discs. But after I inserted Disc #4, I started getting error messages indicating "problem with extracting. . ." a number of files on that Disc. These were all files relating to windows\I386\MSA...

I ran the Recovery Discs no less than 6 times, trying both the full recovery and the standard recovery, and each time it "stalled" at Disc #4 when the errors messages started popping up.

Is there a problem with the Recovery Discs, and how do I work around this?

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  • john94030 Oct 19, 2008

    Thank you. I inserted Disc 4 into another computer and didn't have a problem seeing the contents using File Manager. I'll try to make a copy of it and try the recovery process again.

  • john94030 Oct 20, 2008

    good news! I think my Windows XP has been re-installed! I made a coy of disc #4 on another computer. Then, tried the System Recovery procedure again. The first two times, it stalled at exactly the same spot. When I started the System Recovery procedure a third time, it extracted the previously unextractable files. There were four other files that it couldn't extract, but from the names they did not appear to be essential application files - and most importantly, the procedure didn't stall out.



    Thank you PABLOCSA for your suggestion.



    But now, I have a new question. Before the computer started to reboot from the newly installed files, it automatically went into a check disk mode, and indicated 4 sectors were bad. Then it rebooted normally (after taking me into a couple of set up screens to input time zone, name, etc.). Does this mean my hard drive is failing? and could this have been a reason why I had trouble running the System Recovery discs?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    My disc drive has stopped working. I have carried out a full recovery, because of other problems, but it still doesn't work. Can I download a driver, just in case I have deleted something by accident?

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At this point, you can try to clean your disk # 4 and see what happen,
or try to make a copy of disk # 4 (if you can copy the disk) and try again.

or

1) Contact your customer support and ask for a new set of disks.(or only # 4)

or

2) Boot your computer with another OS disk (win XP)

or

3) Boot your computer with some utility disk

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 20, 2008

    1) I'm glad to hear that your problem was fixed.



    2) About your question,

    If you have some bad sectors on your hard drive, does not affect at all your hard drive performance at least that you have all the drive bad or fully of bad sectors.

    For that reason is recommendable to run scandisk, who detect those sectors and fix them (when it is possible).

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 20, 2008

    In your case, I think that your problem is most related to a drive lector failure or a bad cd disk instead of those bad sectors.

    Let me know if you have further questions
    Have a great day!
    Pablo :-)

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