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Need software wrote an email to compaq (HP) and got a return letter. Hewlett Packard cannot help me in the software dept. I have a compaq armada e500 which has gone amuck! Win xp proffessional won't work anymore. owner done an fdisk through msdos 6.2 now nothing works. she doesn't have any recovery disks or really anything to get it going again. short of tossing this thing in the trash she brought it to me to try to get it cooking again. I tried everything I know which is very limited so now I turn to you guys. what can I do to bring life back into this laptop?

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Your only hope is that you have a Windows XP pro installation disk to either repair or re install Windows, although a repair is only of use if you still have the principal windows installation. How is XP still there if the notebook has been formatted? If your recovery disk ;which I recon was on another partition on the hard drive is long gone, then the only solution is to purchase XP, although XP home is a cheaper, but just as good a version please rate this solution.

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