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Compaq Presario 1200

Yeah my old won;t start and the message the Compaq Presario 1200 tells me is"The data required to restore your machine from D drive is not present" can u help me

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This means that the data inside the D drive is gone. If you had deleted the D drive data or had gotten rid of this partition then your outta luck in trying to restore your system back to factory settings (getting windows reloaded).

All is not lost if you are willing to pay HP/Compaq for their restore CD's this will get your laptop and running again. I paid a copy of these CD's 3yrs ago and cost me $45CDN to get them.

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