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Format from normal CD and lose all Recovery thinks

As I do mistake  and losse all my recovery data I formated my Laptop with normal XP cd so I can not do any things to repair my laptop or reinstall it as well as it was befor.

what shell I do to recovery my laptop ?



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Re: format from normal CD and lose all Recovery thinks

 The ideal thing to do would be to use a factory recovery cd that came with your laptop if you purchased it new. If you do not have the necessary cd you could call the maker of your laptop & request one. There would probably be a fee for this. You could also just pick up a copy of your favorite operating system at a store & install it. Hope this helps.

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