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Busther I need to get the Recovery Console onto my hard drive. How do I do that.

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You can follow the following Microsoft article to get into recovery console:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

And this will help you in using recovery console advanced commands:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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If the hard drive was working before you replaced the dvd drive, you may have changed the master/slave assignment on the drives (if they are both IDE). Remove the drives from the computer and check the jumpers. (These will depend on the manufacturer. Use either cable select or master/slave as needed) The boot drive should have the jumper set to master or cable select. In the case of cable select, the boot hard drive should be connected to the black connector. The slave drive goes to the grey connector.

If you connected a SATA drive, try swapping the SATA ports (SATA 0 or SATA1) that has the optical drive connected to it.

The next thing to try requires either the Windows install or upgrade disc for your version of the OS (including the Service Pack) or a third party partition manager/repair utility disc. You'll need to reset the boot order to boot from the optical drive (or press F12 on starting the computer). Use the Recovery Console (for the Windows disc) to find any existing OS installs on your hard drive and attempt to repair the master boot record or boot sector if it still exists on the drive. Please add a comment with your OS for specifics on using the Recovery Console. (I replaced my WinXP with Win7 and the methods are different.)

You may have been unlucky and had the hard drive fail while you were working in the computer. See if the recovery partition (F10 on boot) still works or use your system image (Rescue and Recovery DVDs) will restore your computer to the last backup. Try doing the restore to a new hard drive if the recovery discs don't work.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with any comments that will help me give more specific assistance for your missing OS.

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Can not find emachine recovery can i still go back too factory default?


It depends on your model of computer but typically Emachines have a system recovery option partitioned onto their own hard drive.

Check in Windows Explorer and see if you have such a drive/partition. If so you should be able to run a system recovery while the system boots up by pressing the designated key for system recovery.

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I am having the same difficulties as you!


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00220758&product=12455
If you have compressed the hard disk drive using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Properties menu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery or a system recovery, the following error message may appear: NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart. This error message is resolved by following these steps:
  1. Insert the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD into the CD drive on the computer and restart the computer.Wait for the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD window to open.
  2. Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions. NOTE: If you are unable to open a recovery console, follow the Alternate steps .
  3. Press R to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.
  4. Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS .
  5. If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, just press Enter .
  6. At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type: cd c:\Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type: cd d:\
  7. At the prompt, type: attrib -c ntldr and then press Enter .
  8. At the prompt, type: exit
  9. Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.The error message should be resolved.
Alternate steps NOTE: These alternate steps work for HP and Compaq desktop PCs with Windows XP and a recovery partition. (M0st HP and Compaq PCs with Windows XP have a recovery partition on the hard disk drive.) These steps do not work if you have replaced the hard disk drive, replaced Windows with another operating system, or repartitioned the recovery partition.You can use the following steps if you are unable to open a recovery console:
  1. Turn on the computer. When the initial logo screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a message about starting recovery appears.
  2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options and then press the Alt and D keys at the same time to go to a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, enter the following: diskpart
  4. At the command prompt, enter the following: list volume
  5. Remember the drive letter next to line for the main hard drive; HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO.
  6. To close Diskpart, enter the following: exit
  7. At the command prompt, enter the drive letter followed by a colon (:). For example, H:
  8. At the command prompt, enter the following: cd \windows\system32
  9. At the command prompt, type the following: compact ntldr /u <the drive letter>:\ntldr For example if the drive letter was H, you would type: compact ntldr /u h:\ntldr
  10. Type exit and press Enter .
  11. Click Quit .The error message should be resolved.

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If the system has a floppy diskette drive, ensure that no diskette is in the drive. (I know it sounds simple but ...)

If no floppy drive issue, then run diagnostics on the hard drive. The drive may be failing.

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My impression, if no floppy drive issue, then failing hdd

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Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating
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Simply go into the bios and change the primary boot device to CDROM instead of hard disk. To enter bios, press "DEL" a few times when you first turn the pc on. The default is DEL but i have seen some systems with F2, (it will say what button you need to press to enter setup, look closely on the screen).

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No

You need to Go for Pc Recovery from HP it self or you can get the recovery cds for it.
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1. Shut Down Your Computer and as soon as you turn your computer On Keep pressing F10 key on the Key board,
You will get an welcome to recovery manager screen after that it will ask you if you want ot run recovery.
after that you need to follow the screen Instructions.

Or either try.
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1.Open a recovery console. For more information about how to open a recovery console, refer to the section above: Opening Recovery Console .
2. At the C:\Windows> prompt in the recovery console enter chkdsk /r .
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