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RX-770 Crash My RX-770 computer crashed and I need to rebuild the hard drive. When I try to use the Sony System Restore disks that I have, I get a message that they are not the correct System Restore disks. How do I get around this or do I need a new set of disks? I'm using the ones that came with the computer.

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  • rowalton May 12, 2008




    My RX-770 computer crashed and I need to rebuild the hard drive. When I try to use the Sony System Restore disks that I have, I get a message that they are not the correct System Restore disks. How do I get around this or do I need a new set of disks? I'm using the ones that came with the computer.

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What you need to do it to reinstall windows by finding your windows cd it might be windows xp
seup cd if the prodict key is on your computer you need a windows oem cd or windows xp oem you can make your own by geting the windows xp cd and making an iso image of the cd and go to thei386 file and open the document setupp and in the las line change the last three digits into oem
and save the file and burn the iso image with an iso image burning program to a cd and boot the computer with the cd and follow the instructions

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