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My computer has crashed and haven't got a boot disk to restore it. can you help?

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Cklick Start, Accessories, system tool, system restore, pick a time b4 problem accured.....Let me know.

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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.

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The computer crashed, and i would like to see if there is anyway i can restore it. it wont even work in safe mode

If your notebook has a cd or dvd drive you can put the operating system disk in it and restart the pc and try to boot from the disk to restore it. If you dont have a drive, then find out where the maker installed your recovery hardware and boot from there. Most either include it on a an additional drive partician or sometimes you can download it to a pen drive that you insert in a usb port and restore your system using that method.

Aug 17, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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I need to do a system restore on my advent 5712 I haven't got any restore discs!!!!! Help!!!

Hello !

Please check, if you have been given any restore partition on your laptop or not.

1. it may be hidden so right click on My Computer and click on Manage.
2. Then, go to Disk Management and find out is there any SYSTEM RESTORE PARTITION of like 10 / 20 GB.

If Yes, then restart the PC on Boot immediately press F8 ( ins some case F10) and follow the Onscreen instructions to restore from restore partition.

If No partition has been given, then use any Retail/ OEM disk to reinstall the OS.
It is Okay to use it as far as you have got the Legit Key.
Please make sure that Key and version on CD matches.

Jun 28, 2011 | Advent Computers & Internet

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How do i use a emachine restore disk on a compaq

You could try booting into safe mode and restoring your computer to a time before the update was installed. Was the update KB977165? If memory serves, this update may crash your system when you are infected. Read more here:

Try tapping F8 when you turn on your computer, select "Last known good configuration" and see if it will load the OS that way. If so, you will want to run some scans. I recommend Malwarebyte's Anti-malware to start:

And then run an ESET Online scan

If last known good configuration doesn't work, try F8 boot again, selecting "Safe Mode", and go into system restore to restore your computer to a point before the update was installed.
in XP it is START>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

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Feb 27, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Crashed desk top been reformatted wontaccept medion system files

Seems like you will need to get your hands on a restore disk or windows installation cd for the version you have.

You will need to either restore the computer to the original state or install a fresh installation of windows from the setup cd, after that you need to get the drivers for the computer from medion support.

Jan 21, 2009 | Medion MD-1704 PC Desktop

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Need system restoration

You can restore your computer to an earlier date by using system restore. click-start-all programs-accesories-system tools-system restore. Than follow directions.

Dec 28, 2008 | Averatec AV4155-EH1 PC Notebook

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My computer is frozen it wont boot up

AAAAA !!! computer crashed. ok here is how to fix it. without buying a windows disk for $300.00 or paying someone $200.00 to fix it. i warn you your going to lose everything but re start your computer and keep hitting F10 this will do a full system restore. and from there it will walk you through processes and then it will bring your computer back to the way it was when you first brought it home. unless you have a restore point. to restore it to before the computer crashed

Dec 19, 2008 | Gateway 815GM PC Desktop

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OPS - windows Vista Business. Not able start windows Vista: 1. system restore - failed, error code 0x490 2. system files integrity - failed, error code 0x2 3. system volume on disk is corrupt.

You basically are having BSOD = Blue screens of death of the boot manager and causes your computer to crash and not log into the OS, I would recommend you do a DFT , Drive Fitness Test on the computer, you can download it from google and burn it to a cd and boot off of it and test your Hard Drive. Most likely you have a bad hard drive or bad sectors and these damaged sectors could have been system files that vista needs to boot into and since it can no longer access / find them you wont be able to log on. If you replace the Hard Drive and reinstall using your system Disks/ restore cd's you should be golden and up and running. If you dont have the disks you can call the computer manufacturer and they should be able to supply you a copy for a small charge. Hope my answer gets you closer to a solution. Please Help rate me if I helped you out or not I am new but a very good tech.

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