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I have an ET1831-03 and the hard drive failed. I know I need to replace the hard drive but I can not find the recovery disk or anyone selling one. Where can I find a recovery disk?

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If you can't find one from the emachines websites' support section, then you may need to purchase an OEM copy of the OS it is using (usually cheaper than the full versions) and just download the drivers from the emachine website. If you know someone that has an OS disc matching what you have (i.e. Windows 7 Home Premium) then you can use that one and type in the windows product key from the sticker on your pc.

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