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Hello there , let put things in order:
1) That is is your PC DISC? RESTORE CD?
2) If so, just run the Restore CDs, and use DESTRUCTIVE FORMAT/ and restore the OS from CDs and SYSTEM PARTITION. **
it is supose to work.
other than this, may be a defective hard disk, use warranty, or have to replace that hard drive. ** be sure you got a full recovery CDS.
For factory restore (All Data wil be Lost), tab the f11 key while booting the computer and enter PC recovery. Go to Advance options and Select the option of "restoring the system back to factory settings". in case u do not go to PC recovery after multilple attempts, there is no partition. Use Recovery cds.
System Resore : All programs > Accessories > System Tools > System restore. Select a date and Follow instructions(No Data Loss)
Hi, You should be able to restore the system from the recovery partition on that model laptop. Shut down the system. Then start it up. Right after pushing the power
button to start it, hold down the CTRL and keep tapping the F11 key(for
XP). If you have Vista just tap on F8(no need to hold down CTRL). A
symantec recovery application (PC Restore) window will start up. just
follow the instructions on the window.
a regular XP or Vista installation cd will work as well.... for a recovery if you have one on hand try a System Restore first if you can under : Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools this process will take a while to shut down and reload so be patient.... make sure to select a previous restore point
First, remove all the peripherals and addiotnal hardware attached to the computer except the mouse, keyboard and the monitor and try booting the PC to the Safe Mode.
You can press and hold the F8 key after the Acer logo when the PC boots to access Safe Mode.
If you are able to boot to Safe Mode you can perform a System Restore to see if it resolves the issue.
To perform System Restore:
Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Restore
If the issue still persists, you can open the computer case if you are comfortable with that. After that we need to clear the CMOS Battery and try accessing the BIOS.
Final resolution would be a One Button Recovery. It will delete all the data from the C drive of the computer. So, you may have to backup the data from the hard drive connecting it another working computer if you don't have a backup with you.
You can also use the Recovery CDs to perform a Recovery, if you have created them.
If you don't have any CDs you could try the F10 key to see if you have the contents of the CDs hidden on your hard drive. It is the same steps as above except instead of inserting a CD you would use the following as step 2:
When the Compaq logo appears, press the F10 key on the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the normal startup process continues.)
If you this doesn't work and you are certain you don't have your recovery CDs you can get a new set directly from Compaq from the following site: https://warp2.external.hp.com/driver/dr_country_select.asp?Product=438985-001&lang=en&cc=us
The recovery cds will make your laptop as it is when you bought it or how they sold it to you, before using the recovery cds, take a backup of your data files on a external hard disk, pendrive or CD/DVD. then use the recovery cd.
Dont use the recovery cds, unless you dont have another choice.
I think the peoblem is that you need to set the cdrom as first boot device, go into bios (F2 or Del on boot up) and enter advanced cmos settings and you will find that the HDD (Hard disk) is set as first boot device, change this with up/down keys or + - keys to cdrom as first boot device.
save settings and exit for a restart with cd in drive.
You have obviously deleted the partition that the laptop could recover from but usually if you are supplied a cd to recover windows, there is normally a drivers folder within the cd but not the aplications, such as anti virus although these are only for a trial period.
for things like microsoft works if supplied, are normally on a seperate cd.
Without knowledge of your partition software, you should be able to partition the HDD and then copy the files from one drive to another, but the restore may not work as the system files may not weave together when you come to restore.
I would imagine it's only the drivers that's youre main concern, which you can install from your other laptop.