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I have an ET1831-03 and the hard drive has gone bad. I know I need to replace the hard drive but I don't have nor can I find anyone selling the recovery disk. The acutal manufacture does not even carry this PC anymore. Please HELP

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To get the origionals disk try www.restoredisks.com just a thought.

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Buy a hard drive external usb case,they are around 30 pound,take out the hard drive from your pc and put it in the external case and use another pc/laptop to get all your valuable files off the drive that wont boot.

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maybe the jack pins at the back of the hd is set to slave. try to change it. there is an instruction at the back label of the hd on how to set it to slave device

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SOURCE: after emachine recovery disk run on new hard drive

that shows that it is not compatable with the settings of the PC.

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SOURCE: Purchased recovery disk for my 1 year old desk top

try booting the computer from the disk somtimes depending on the manufacturer they are bootable somtimes you have to luanch it from an app on a recovery partion which is crazy if you cant use the pc.
my advice find a good technician to recover your data like photos, documents, etc then reload windows to it and download the drivers and start from scratch. i myself am a computer technician and it can be done without to much hastle.

hope this helps and good luck the problem and by the way don't forget to vote or rate this solution

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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