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I tried to put windows xp but it wont work so now im restore it back to vista but i dont have the recovery disk

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go to this site you can download a vista recovery disk for free

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,71039/description.html

if it dont work get back to me.

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Hi,
go into bios and in advanced options make sata options as IDE then only the XP will work as you don't have the recovery disk then u will have to purchase it .

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Hi i go to load windows n it comes up corrupt n error code OxOOOO14c n wont let me do anything wont even let me load my recovery disc or windows support disc


You mean error Oxcoooo14c? That means your system registry is corrupt, or even missing.

You can try this; and how to get Recovery Media info is also included:

Download the ISO file at the supplied link, and make a Bootable Startup Repair Disk from it.

Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.

At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu.

When you have changed that, insert that Bootable Disk you have made in the Drive, and reboot.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Above link shows what the process looks like, and a how-to, as it loads to the Repair Options.

Neosmart contains the contents of the Windows Vista DVD's "recovery center," as we've come to refer to it. It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows Vista, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC. Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it's damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows' users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own.

Read all info at the website about creating and using it.

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/


ISO Burner: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/active-isoburner.html

It makes a very good Vista Startup Repair Disk.

You can do a Startup Repair, System Restore, etc from it.


It is NOT a reinstall disk.


And the 32bit is what comes normally on a computer, unless 64bits requested.

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How to obtain Vista recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.

There is no legal free Vista download available.

Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.


They normally do that for a small $ cost.


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Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.
See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.

Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.

Try the F8 Option to get into Safe Mode and try to do a System Restore:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/
Do System Restore in Safe Mode, if unable to do it in Normal Mode.
Try tapping F8 at startup, and from the list of startup selections, select Safe Mode by using UP Arrow Key to go there > then hit Enter.

Try a System Restore once there, to pick a Restore Point before your problem..

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc

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If that does not work > Try the Recovery disk to do a Startup Repair/System Restore > if that fails, reinstall Vista.

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We understand that your problem is: Hi please help me i dont know what to do i purchased a used compac tc1000 tablet pc on ebay for college and It had ubuntu installed on it and not windows xp it did come...


Hi First you need to make the USB CD-rom Drive as the first boot device by going to BIOS setup by tapping F2 when the system turns ON , after changing the boot order insert the first disc and restart the computer it should run from the disc.

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Im trying to like wipe everything off of my computer so it wont run like **** nymore i dont knwo how o do it though and im not sure if i have all the disks i need to restore it once its wiped... i have the...


If it has windows xp, vista, or 7 then you can go to help and type in 'recovery' or 'restore' to an earlier date.

If you Recover, then it will go to the first day the computer was used and that is done without recovery disks.

Many if not all computers nowadays do not come with disks, but rely on the image stored ont he hard drive.

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MY LAPTOP IS ACER ASPIRE 5315/2492 WINDOWS


it seems u have done every try.So now i recommend u too backup ur necessary files and install a fresh copy of windows via cd.
I recommend u to use xp or windows 7.

Mar 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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I want to do a complete recovery/reformat of a Benq Joybook S73G. How do I do that? I have the original disks with copies of software, drivers etc, but none of them seem to be a ''recovery disk''.


First, a recovery is not a format, you usually have to make the recovery disk, if one is not supplied. Are you sure the disk you have is not the recovery, are you sure it the windows disk.

There are three way's, re-install the operating, recovery, system restore.

System restore, and recovery can turn the laptop back to when you first got it.

You should try system restore first. I can't explain how to install windows, its pretty long.

Look at the disk, does it say windows xp, or vista, or does it say windows recovery.

If you really want to re-install windows, Go to the website below and study it, or print some of it so you understand it.

It has pictures and will walk you through it.
This is for XP.

http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_xp.htm

This is for Vista;


http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_vista/install_windows_vista.htm

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Changing Vista to XP Pro on a Compaq Presario SR2180NX Desktop PC


SR2180NX has the Vista 32Bit OS from HP. The restore partition will always put Vista 32Bit back on if you use it. Windows XP can only be put on from scratch and I have done it while I still have Vista installed. One problem: there are no XP drivers under SR2180NX webpages. Do your research on the parts that are installed in the 2180 and any other HP machines that have the Windows XP operating system as the OEM OS. But First, check the Intel Site for the 945 chipset drivers (include the SouthBridge, too) under XP. Get them downloaded to a CD and burn the rest of the drivers you find for XP on the same CD. This way, you will have them ready when you are performing the down-grade to windows xp. After you are done with the XP install, you will still have access to the files & work you had done while in Vista. The Vista files are still readable. You might want to consider getting the Windows 7 Professional (not basic) available October 22, 2009. AND you will still have to get the Intel Downloads for Win7 any way, so why not make it a project and make it last for a few years. XP Support stops in 2014.

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I want to take my acer 3690 back to when i bought it


There is no way to roll back from Vista to XP. If you still have an XP CD Key you can re-install using a windows disk of the same type using your code. All the drivers should be downloaded first to a CD from the manufacturers web site. Plus any data you would like to keep.

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I have got a hp pavilion dv 5000 i bught it 16 months ago with windows xp on it but i have put windows vista on it now i dont want vista do you have a restore disk to wipe off vista so i can have xp back...


Hi Harrison685,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

Sorry Window Xp can not be retrieve back by restoring. You need to Reinstall it. Please use your Window XP Installation Disk for this.

Regards
ELLIN

Sep 16, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Compaq presario C700 won't boot after XP install


well murray,
you did a no no, but what I would do is re-install your vista, after you run the recovery console, and reinstall the machine back to the origanl factory setup, you really don't want the XP anyway, I did that on my dell Inspron m 8600, and I kept getting the B.S>O>D (blue screen of death) the computer came out with vista, all the drivers and required os is included in the factory included software, XP doesn't offer all the drivers for your specific machine.

Restore the system with the recovery disk and vista and you will be alright, you wouldn't like XP after vista on a machine, as it doesn't operate properly, take it from the one with experiance with his own Dell computer and will NEVER go back to XP!, Vista has issues, but your machine was made for it and best left alone.

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OK YOU NEED A DISK WIPE/ HARD DRIVE WIPE THERE ARE A TONE OF THEM ON EBAY FOR GOOD PRICES BUT MAKESHURE THAT YOU GET THE ONES ON DISK NOT A DOWNLOAD OR USE THE INSTAL DISK FROM THE WIN VISTA AND FOLOW THE STEPS AS BOOT FROM THE DISK AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS UNTILL YOU GET TO THE PARTITION SPOT, THERE YOU JUST NEED TO DEL THE PARTITION AND THEN CLOSE THE INSTAL, EJECT THE DISK , REBOOT , AND BOOT FROM YOUR WIN XP DISK AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THERE ON

SEE WINDOWS WONT LET YOU INSTALL A PREVIOUS VERSION OF ITS SELF BUT I WOULD USE A WIPE DISK SO YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANY "BLADING" OF DATA

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