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I'm trying to download E728 recovery disk but my serial/SNID no isn't recognised

How to recover my E728 ZRGA Mfg date 2010/09/11 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I accidentally restored to factory default, now everything is gone. I can't click on anything(bootmgr is missing etc).Via a system restore disk I can get to a BOOT X: partition but I can't access it. It contains folders such as SETUP/Windows/Users/Sources/Program Files all dated 13/7/2009. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you have done a Factory Recovery, all your date is gone. You have formatted the HDD. You must start from the beginning, do all your Windows and eMachine updates. In Windows 7 you will find a folder, "Windows.old", after you have finished ALL the updates, do a Search for Windows.old, you will find SOME of your old data. If the Laptop didn't complete the Recovery process, try again. Where did you download the e728 Recovery disk from? Is it a boot disk? A ISO disk? You may have to contact eMachine support, using your Serial Number, order a Factory DVD to return the Laptop to Factory Settings.

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    Steve Grice Apr 20, 2013

    Point 1. No Windows (gone) so no folder,,so no "Windows old". Point 2. Contacted Emachines and serial number isn't in their database,so can't download recovery disk. Go figure!. Point 3. Windows 7 won't let me re-install without a driver disk I don't have. Point 4. The whole problem began with an accidental restore to factory settings which left me with a brain dead laptop. During system recovery I can find a BOOT X: drive containing folders such as Setup/User/Program files etc but I can't access them.

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    max carson Apr 20, 2013

    Have you tried another HDD, and a reinstall of the OS? Try removing the CMOS battery and reconnecting. Sart the process from the beginning, open BIOS setup, set clock, etc. Try here for a Windows 7,(you choose 32 or 64bit) ISO download, burn to DVD and start from the beginning. You didn't point out where you obtained the Recovery Disk? Or why the Recovery in the first place?

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    Steve Grice Apr 20, 2013

    I have one laptop HDD. I don't have an OS to re-install. Couldn't download a recovery disk as I pointed out earlier. But I will try the CMOS tip. Thank you!P.s What recovery disk am I looking for a eMachines RD or an Windows 7 RD? This has been drivin me nuts for weeks! Nobody I've asked seems to think the X:drive is the way to go!

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    max carson Apr 20, 2013

    Perhaps a friend with a computer can assist you with the download and burning a ISO DVD.You can use it as a Windows 7 Repair disk as well. As I stated you can download a Windows 7 ISO can be found here: This is a Installation/Repair ISO it will load over your old OS, your data will be gone except for the Windows.old folder. If you are bent on trying to recover your old data use the Disk as a Repair disk. Take a look at this:


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