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Can't reformat hard drive

I've checked gateway help and manuals, etc. It keeps telling me that I will have 3 options to restore (non destructive, destructive, etc). I never get these options. It goes immediately to ''completing recovery partition'' it stops at 23% and tells me ''the file c:preloadall crc cannot be recovered''. My choice is then ''abort'' which just restarts or ''retry'' which just does the same thing over and over. This is a gateway with a recovery disc not a full separate version of XP,  Please help!!

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If recovery is not possible by using recovery cd; you have to depend on a full version XP cd -- either for repair or new installation.

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Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
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Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

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Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
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Hooking up a Internal Hard drive


You probably need to give more details. If it's a replacement drive, did you reinstall Windows from a CD? Did you copy from the original hd? It's simple enough to remove the two cables from the original drive, physically remove and replace the drive, and hook up the new drive. But then you'd need to boot to a Windows CD in the CD/DVD player to format and install Windows, if that's what you're attempting to do.

There's possibly a recovery partition on the old drive )or a recovery CD). If so, you'd connect the new drive to a second power cable, and data cable (which might not be included in the tower) :

(from http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8510406.pdf)

To restore system software from the Recovery discs:
1 Insert the Recovery disc #1 into the CD or DVD drive.
2 Restart the computer, then press and hold
R when prompted to display the restore process options. The
Options menu appears.
3 Select a restore process option:
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- Press F to format the hard drive and perform a full system
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4 Click a system restore option. For more information, see
"Restoration options" on page 5.
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- Full System Restore (Destructive)
- Full System Restore (with Backup) (Advanced Option)
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the system
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Destructive recovery


A destructive recovery IS reformatting your hard drive. Re-installing Windows and keeping the old files is the "Non-destructive" route. Remember that you will lose ALL your data if you format but that means the virus will be gone too. Try downloading Avast free antivirus and running a boot-time scan, once that's done download and run MalwareBytes anti-malware, that should clean you up without the need to format.

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Restore hp pavilion dv7 1464nr to factory settings windows


Step 1:
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Restore Hp laptop factory settings without a Restore Disc Turn on the HP laptop. When the blue HP screen appears, press the "F10" key repeatedly until the "Recovery Menu" appears. A progress indicator informs you of the time before the recovery process is to take place. Click "Next" in the Recovery Menu. Decide whether you want to perform a nondestructive or destructive recovery. A "nondestructive recovery" does not format the laptop's hard drive or erase any personal files on your laptop. However, a "destructive recovery" formats your laptop's hard drive and erases any personal files you have on your laptop. Click "Yes" to execute a "Normal, nondestructive recovery." The restore process begins and your laptop restarts. Alternatively, to execute a destructive recovery, click "Advanced." Click "Yes" to start the "Destructive recovery." The restore process begins and your laptop restarts.

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Have a Dell computer. OS is Win VISTA. Got warning message of potential hard diskfailure. Disk Name is SMASUNG HD642JJ ATA Device Volume: D:\:C: I've tried restoring from a restoration...


Hi

The option is backup take is external drive, how to take the Drive backup.
  1. Go to Disk properties and select the tools and down 'Backup Now" option showing click that option.
  2. Now the new windows will open. click the next and Choose the Backup file option and click "next" now choose the last option " Let me choose " Option and select the driver or document that you take the backup then click Next.
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3 Insert the Operating System Recovery CD/DVD when prompted. The System
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Click a system recovery option
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After you restore your system, it will
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You still need to download Windows
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