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Recovery disk error

Hi. I have a HP ze4400 loptop.My recovery disk dosn't work. Shows me error:cdr101:not ready reading drive Q: .Can I fix it?. Tell me how?.Thank you! ziggy.

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  • ziggy5591 Jan 22, 2009

    Hi guys.thnks for trying but do not work.My recovery disk data for hp ze-4430 is corupted.How to repair it.?Still I see black screen with eror :cdr101-not ready reading drive Q.

  • ziggy5591 Jan 23, 2009

    HI.One more time! Problem is recovery disk not cd drive .Eny solutionnnnnn????? Thanks Ziggy.

  • Tom Arsenault
    Tom Arsenault May 11, 2010

    Did you make sure your recovery disk is not cracked, or dirty? Have you tried another disk?



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The problem is not the cd drive. The disc is bad. There is no recovery partition on that laptop. You will have to order a new recovery disc from HP. No other way to legitimately fix it.

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Try cleaning the recovery CD (Windex and a soft cloth seem to do well) and try again. If that doesn't work try another bootable CD. If you still get a boot error, the optical drive may be bad

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    The error is a read error of the drive. So see if you can get access to another bootable CD (Windows XP CD or a bootable cd someone else has made) and see if you get the same error. If the error doesn't change, the problem is with the CD Drive, not the CD you are trying to boot from.


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Try hiting f10 when the computer first starts up..usually there is a recovery partition on the hard disk..continually hit f10 or f12

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