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Wrong disc placed into computer

A 1995 restore disk was placed into my Presario 6000 computer. Is there any way to restore the computer. I do have the restore discs but do not have the Window xp home edition restore. Is there anything else that can be done. I contacted both microsoft and compaq and they said that the computer was too old and that they no longer had the windows restore disk avaialable

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You can buy a windows home editon to restore the operating system and use your restore disc to restore all the drivers that you need for computer.

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Why is it taking so long to back up files after installing Compaq recovery discs


it might be taking a long time because you have a lot of programs on your computer

try backing up to a dvd you can fit much more on dvd's
"blue screen" you might be running your computer over its limits by not having enough RAM putting to much strain on the CPU
add more ram or uninstall some unnecessary programs
you might be better of doing a full factory restore then back your computer up to dvd'sfrom there


Restart your computer now as soon as you hit the power button keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key Alt+F10 it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction

(Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
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Had to replace hard drive. Can't reboot using system restore disks. System recognizes new drive, but error message says disks are not for this computer. Got disks when computer was purchased. No...


You may have just recieved the wrong set of restore discs for your computer. Have you replaced the motherboard in this computer at any point? The discs look for a specific code stored within the motherboard bios to keeps people from using system restore discs to install an operating system on whatever computer they want.

You can try contacting the manufacturer to see if they will send you another set of restore discs. They often charge for these, however, if you explain your situation to them they may send you another set at little to no charge.

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On my friends Compaq: running xp media ctr. He


If he has a product key for the computer he can borrow an XP disc from a friend and reload it using his keyand it should be fine.
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I have an old Presario 5000 series PC, hard disk crashed, bought a new hard disk and tried to use the Quick Restore CD's to Restore to Factory settings. Can't seem to boot up from Disc 1 of the Quick...


For boot from disk first you have to set first boot device option in BIOS.
for that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu then set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom.
then save settings then insert recovery diks in rom then check.
Then it boot from disk if your disk and cd.dvd rom works fine.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
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Need restore disks for Compaq Presario 7470


you can try to search for them in torrentz.com, you need a bittorrent client software like vuze or utorrent to download the file but chances are you will find it there, its all free and easy to use. if you do find one on there, download it and then download infrarecorder, google it, and burn the .iso file to disc, its called a disc image file, and you should have yourself a new recovery disc. you can litterally find anything you want by searching torrent files, i just got a fully registered and virus free copy of windows xp pro and it works great, not exactly legal but oh well.

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Are certain restore disks interchangeable?


Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.

You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right click on the program and select the compatability tab..change to XP.

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T6534 RECOVERY DISC


I have this disc, and will make a copy for You if You still need it.
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Claification to my problem with compaq pressario


Hi. Azrul here. Here is 2 of my best solution for your problem:

1. Online support from your PC's manufacturer. Restart your PC using a Windows XP/Vista CD and download all the related drivers for your PC online (you will need your compaq presario model number for this)

2. There is also an option to purchase the restore disc online. Depending on the age of the PC that you purchased, just google for "Compaq" or "Hewlett-Packar"and get the restore disk from there.

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Wtf???


go to Dell and download the drivers from another computer then burn them on a cd you can but a dell restore disc from my brother xp home and pro at www.laptopparts.biz

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My pc runs like ****...i want to restore it


If you use the restore disk it will return it to ME. The only other option for wanting Win 2000. If you have a copy of the disc you merely need to insert it. Then go through the steps to format then install windows. (Note: All information will be lost so back up all important data before reinstalling Windows.) Definetly do not use Win ME.
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