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I USED THE RECOVERY DISK ON MY 97 COMPUTER . WHEN BOOTING BACK UP IT ASKED FOR A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENICTIEY THAT I NO LONGER HAVE. WHAT OTHER NUMBER CAN I USE.

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    Georgia B May 11, 2010

    Did you look on the bottom of the laptop for the key?

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You can add it later windows will let you run for 30 days then it will pop up with that key entery deal again but will have a 1800 # to call if you call it they will give you a new #

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NTLDR is missing on my e machines.. no disks what do i do?


download a recovery disk from a different computer and save to a disk.
Make sure you are booting the computer from the correct drive.

Dec 28, 2013 | PC Desktops

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I am trying to do a system recovery on my Compaq Presario SR2050NX in order to give it away. I have tried using the F10 System Recovery function and have also used "Start, All Programs, PC Help &


Recovery/Restoration Disk

Yes, I read what you stated

In order to remove all your personal information; at least in the extent you have indicated; you need the Restoration Disk,
or a Full Installation disk. As in a new genuine copy of Windows.

Restoration Disk is a LOT cheaper than a new genuine copy of Windows.

[Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer]

Going with information from the US;
The 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.
Call 800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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 desktop computer.
S/N = Serial Number

Restoration disk installed, when you are asked choose Full Install.
Destructive Installation

Takes the computer back to Day 1 from the factory

All your personal info is gone

Now let's talk a minute
Your personal information isn't really gone. Even with a 'shredder' program that writes 0's and 1's, hundreds of times over the information on the harddrive, the information is STILL retrievable.

FBI and other agencies, have pulled info off of harddrive's that have been used by drug cartel's, that the computer was in a purposely bombed out building.(Drug lord/s did it)

The harddrive's were BADLY burned, but there was still enough info left.
Bye-bye bad guy's.

To TRULY get rid of any personal info on a harddrive, take it out, smash it with a hammer until very flat, and then burn it.
MAYBE this will do it.

What are the chances of someone, who has the know how to remove your old info?




Really?

Teenagers broke into the National Defense System.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 08, 2013 | HP Compaq Presario SR2050NX PC Desktop

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I have an Acer Aspire x1700 and it will not reboot, I cannot locate the reboot disk. How can you help?


Yuo need a lot of try and error to be successful.
First your OS and the BOOT disk that comes with your machine.But if you dont had the CD you need to buy and download it.
Store like Bestbuy,CompUSA,etc.. sell this CD,s or go to this LINK where you can buy it online and download it, choose your OS and any other specs about your System.
After all you need to BURN the files in a blank CD or order for mail shipment.

Then we going to BOOT the system id the CD drive.

To rebuild your hard drive, do the following:
  1. Power up your Acer system.
  2. When prompted (after memory testing completes), press CTRL + ALT + ESC to enter CMOS setup.
  3. At the CMOS Setup screen select Advanced BIOS Features
  4. Verify the Boot Options Sequence is set to the following order:
    1st [CD-ROM]
    2nd [Floppy Disk]
    3rd [Hard Disk]
  5. Insert the Acer System CD, DISK 1 in your CD-ROM drive.
  6. Press F10 to exit and save. When prompted, Do you want to save CMOS data?, select [Yes], then press ENTER.
  7. The system will reboot from the CD-ROM. After booting from the CD-ROM, you will see the Acer Hard Drive Rebuild options displayed.

    Note: Use your mouse for choice selections during the HDD recovery process. The mouse will respond slowly during this procedure, DO NOT press the Enter key. Pressing the Enter key will cause the HDD recovery process to terminate.
  8. Select HDD Full Rebuild and follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. When prompted to insert Acer Recovery CD, DISK 2, wait for the CD-ROM to eject DISK 1.
  10. Close the CD-ROM tray and click OK. The system will continue to rebuild the hard drive back to factory load.
After being prompted to remove disk and restart system the unit will load system software and hardware. During this process the system will reboot several times.
Your Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) ID number will automatically be entered for you. Should you need this number for any reason, look for your Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) ID number on the cover of your system.

"thumbs and post back!"

Oct 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Blocked from my usual sites such as ebay, craigslist, etc.


Verisign is the company that issues sites certificates. If the certificate of a site has expired then that site is no longer certified to be safe - use it on your own risk, you might get infected or all might be just fine. Your call.

Jul 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop

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Get black screen on reboot on my optiplex 360 by dell.can't reboot in safe mode or last good configuration etc. used the recovery disk and went thru all checks no problems found on test. don't have a...


Sorry for the basic questions, but I need to know more about the symptoms.

What do you see happening on the screen when you boot? What stage does it get to before it goes blank? From your description, if you were able to go through the recovery disk process, your monitor is presumably working.

You can try creating a boot disk on your laptop (assuming you have a cd or dvd writer on the laptop), and booting the desktop from that. You will need to set the desktop to boot from removable disc rather than internal hard disk - to do that you need to enter bios settings (press F2 while booting) and change the boot sequence.

To create a boot disk on your laptop go to

http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

and download, then copy to a CD. This CD is bootable and has a variety of diagnostic tools including virus scans. Put it in your desktop, after changing the boot sequence, and boot from that. You PC will then start up without using Windows and you can perform various diagnostics from there.

For more detailed instructions please post a reply here and I will try to help.



Mar 16, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex 360 Desktop Computer

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I need the factory recovery discs for an hp pavilion a705w desktop pc.


Mostly your computer manufacturer will have the disk. The recovery disk is also available with the following company

1) Computer Surgeons
http://computersurgeons.com/

2) RestoreDisk
http://restoredisks.com/

Regards

Dec 18, 2009 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

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Computer crashed, not sure how to recover it and what to use.


TRY BOOTING WHILE PUSHING F10 OR F11. MOST GATEWAY AND EMACHINES HAVE A RECOVERY PARTITION FOR A BACK TO FACTORY RECOVERY.

May 28, 2009 | Gateway GT5012 PC Desktop

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Hard drive failure in system less than 2 years old!!


Since you are comfortable with working inside your computer, the best thing to do now is to purchase an external enclosure for your type of hard drive, SATA or EIDE.

Alternately you can use a live linux cd, boot up with that, and transfer your data to an external drive.

Once your data is safe, try booting to the Windows cd and attempt a repair installation.

And finally, yes, hard drives can go bad in 2 years or less.

Dec 14, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Computer - recovery disk


It's part of the Acer backup utility program.

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