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I need to reinstall Windows Me on my Compaq Presario 1200TH. When I insert the Quick Restore CD and it loads it then asks me for an HW Report Diskette. I don't have that floppy, where can I get it??

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You can't obtain this anymore, windows ME has not been supported by Microsoft for a LONG TIME. Compaq/HP also does not support this laptop either. So if you did have the diskette for it, you wouldn't be able to obtain the drivers for it.

. You can obtain a windows XP from online retailers like amazon.com. But there is NO guarentee this will resolve your issue given the age of the computer.

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SOURCE: Hello. I have a Compaq Presario 1200TH Notebook

Its not possible that BIOS can reject any USB device, you can use USB DVD in case if the BIOS is not accepting it so you can try to restore BIOS. Just go to the BIOS screen and look for the option to reset it. Normally it done by F9. Thank you.

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