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I put in a system restore disk that was to my old notebook accidentally. Now when I try to o a system restore it jut says "type mismatch D2D32"

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  • melissawheel Oct 20, 2008

    my system didnt come with a system restore ik I was just trying to do it by hitting Alt-F10. I do think it has been reformatted though because when I go into BIOS it says Toshiba instead of Acer. I dont know how to get the Toshiba back out so I can get somewhere.

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Well, you should try reformatting your hard drive chances are the old system restore disk formatted your drive to a different file system. After that install the restore disk that came with your system.

Hope this helps:)

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