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Recovery help needed for packard bell laptop

I am trying to find a download for the recovery of packard Bell laptop on XP. The recovery partition within the machine is not there and it desperately needs reformatting....any suggestions and ideas gratefully received

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  • trace_67 Jan 04, 2009


    I am trying to reformat the laptop...... the recovery partition that should be on the machine is not there or corrupt and cannot be used... i have reinstalled xp from another CD using the laptops license number but it now wont recognise any drivers,so i think reformatting will be my best option.



  • trace_67 Jan 04, 2009

    i am only using one activation code... the one that is printed on the underside of the laptop... its original activation code...but am using the xp cd from another machine as there was never a cd with the laptop... there didnt appear to be any isues and the cide was acccepted when i put it in.... i can see this may still cause sme conflicts.....

    xp is on 'E' drive but i believe that the drivers for wifi etc were on the 'c' drive and have been deleted.....yep the poor laptop is in a bad way at the min.... but it will not beat me....

    i need a full set of drivers etc for the machine....packard bell model pb53m00001

  • Tina Shaw
    Tina Shaw May 11, 2010

    I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you trying to recover the data off the hard drive or reformat it?


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So you are using two different XP discs with two different activation codes? That may cause problems. Anyway you are probably already formated with NTFS. So it sounds like you are trying to re-install XP? Go in set-up and choose the CD/DVD ROM drive as the first boot device then start up with the XP disc in the drive. Use the disc for the original XP that was on the computer. This may get you to a point where you can re-install.

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  • jacqi spooner Oct 14, 2011

    my packard bell laptop crashed on transferring data from my mobile. after that i was unable to boot up in normal windows mode. I managed to access the safe mode however since i initiated systems recovery I can no longer access safe mode or anything else for that matter. The screen is blank and that's it no other operations can be accessed.


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