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Restore disk I had to reformatt the harddrive and when I tried to use the restore disks, they failed. Sony no longer offers replacement disks. Where can I get a replacement set.

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Re: restore disk

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Trouble with complete restore on eMachines W3619

may be you can try to fix the issue by software, and restore your system by a recovery disk. Windows Boot Genius may be available to you.

Jan 21, 2013 | eMachines W3619 PC Desktop

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Hard disk sector problems

Yes, and maybe.

How's that for a clear, concise answer?

When using the Restoration Disk, or a fresh new Installation Disk; if there are bad sectors you will be advised that CHKDSK, is about to run. (Or instructed to use CHecKDiSK, and how)

CHKDSK will then see if there are good sectors that it can move info over to, OR; you will be advised that you have an irreparable hard disk. (Harddrive)

Reformatting is using the Restoration Disk, or Full Installation disk; and when asked choose Full Install.
(Destructive Installation)

Do NOT click on Format in ANY other way.

USE the Restoration Disk, or Full Installation disk.

(Otherwise you will wipe the harddrive clean, and you do NOT want to do this)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Dec 16, 2012 | HP Pavilion a6645f Verde Special Edition...

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Is there a download to fix the hard drive

To physically repair the harddrive if it has bad sectors? NO.

There is a method whereby the harddrive will skip past bad sectors, and move the information to any good sectors there are, but this is a band-aid fix.

I would get the Restoration Disk, and choose Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)
Then copy off ALL personal info to disk/s or flash drive/s.

Programs WILL NOT move over. (Can't copy) You have to manually install them again, or download them again, on the new harddrive.

Which leads to; After copying off all personal information, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, computer unplugged from power, and install a new harddrive. Then use the Restoration Disk to reinstall Windows.

Don't have the Restoration Disk/s?
In the US the disk/s are FREE. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Call 800-474-6836
24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.

For other countries use HP Support Worldwide,

Have the Serial Number written down to give to the nice representative. This is located in the white Service tag, on the back of the computer. S/N = Serial Number


Oct 28, 2012 | HP Compaq dc5100 PC Desktop

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Hard drive slow

Sure thing

Replace it!

Copy off all of your personal documents you wish to keep -

Do you have the Restoration Disk/s?

What is the sound?
Here, look at the basic construction of a Harddrive, (Hard Disk Drive)

(8 pages)


Jul 20, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop

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Diskboot failure insert system disk

What was the problem in the first place? Why are you trying to restore the computer?

Or reading wrong; do you mean the computer will not start? Boot?

Disk Boot. -> The bootstrap files on the harddrive.
Bootstrap <- Make it easier to understand?

The basic Windows files.

Can't access restoration on the harddrive with F11? Quite common.
I mean, how crazy is that? Let's put the restoration files, (Basic Windows files), on the harddrive? So if the harddrive goes bad?????

Suggest you use the Restoration Disk.

{Pre-built computer manufacturers were packing the Restoration Disk/s with the computer. As time went by the manufacturers saw the users were not using the disk/s, or loosing them.

Didn't want to use, because of fearing computer damage if they error, or didn't even want to try.

Okay. Put the restoration files on the harddrive, then.
Have the new owner make a BACKUP, when the owner turns the computer on for the first time.
Save a few cents without providing the disk for each computer.
(Take a few cents times 50,000 computers, or more)

Hardly anyone makes a backup disk, when the computer is turned on for the first time. If the harddrive goes bad you cannot access the restoration files.

Computer manufacturers have gone back to packing the restoration disk, with the computer }

Don't have the Restoration Disk? (I won't say anything about not making a backup disk. Could be failure time with it, also)

Go to the back of the computer tower, or up on the side. Write down the Serial Number. It's in the white Service Tag. S/N = Serial Number
(NO, do not post it on the internet. Only to an authorized HP representative)

Call HP Support.
In the USA call 1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Restoration Disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship. $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

For other countries use HP Worldwide Support,

Do I think the Restoration Disk will repair the problem?
Dunno. Don't know what the original problem was. You haven't stated it yet.

Post back in a Comment.

Jul 08, 2012 | HP Pavilion Elite m9417c PC Desktop

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Compaq presario sr2013wm will start and show the compaq screen, Then goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand corner. Can use Escape to get into Boot Menu, F1 to get into...

try opening up your side of your pc boot it up and listen to the harddrive for noise with it ticking in a screen like you say it usually means your harddrive is failing or the boot is corrupt on it

Dec 12, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2013WM (RE468AA#ABA)...

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I have many problems with my computer and i think it has multiple viruses. What do you suggest that i do?

Use the Restoration Disk/s, (System Restore Disk/s, Restore Disk/s = Same/same), and perform a Full Installation. (Destructive Installation) Wipe the Harddrive until it is back to day 1 when the computer was made.

Oct 31, 2010 | Dell Vostro 220 Desktop Computer

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When i turn the pc on it goes to hit f1 to cont of f2 and then it says it can not read the hard drive

First open cpu cabinet.
Then reattach both connection cable power cable and sata or ide cable to harddrive.
Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then check there your harddisk is detected?
If your harddisk is detected in bios you can boot your harddrive.
Let me know if you need more assistance.

Oct 06, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4...

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My A drive is external and wont open any wants to reformatt my disk but i have rare pics on it and dont want to lose them

When the floppy drive is external and won't read a disk this means the head is misaligned/dirty/damaged. There is little you can do but try a head cleaning disk, but in my experience its normaly quite fatal when they come up with that.

May 25, 2009 | IBM PC Desktops

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My operating system wont load all the way

When you start up your computer press F8 before the computer gets pass bios. What I do is after my Samsung screen is about to start I keep pressing F8, every computer goes through it's own screen before harddrive starts up. This will force the computer to boot sequence where you can try and either Load the last Good known startup or to safe mode. If the first doesn't work, try safe mode and if that works restore computer to earlier time by clicking on start and then all programs, accessories, system tools and system restore. Follow prompts and hope for the best!! If all else fails, you will need a recovery disk or a full working bootable version of your current windows to restore you computer to original self!

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