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Old 07-24-2011, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer goes straight to PC Recovery (have no recovery cd)

When I turn my XP laptop on, it boots straight to PC Recovery with the following message:

"PC Recovery Environment is incomplete
PC Recovery Reinstalls the environment"

I had the recovery CDs but have tried to use them 3 times, the get to a certain point and stop, it was stuck on that same spot for more than 10 hours.

Does anybody know how I can get around this?
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Default Re: Computer goes straight to PC Recovery (have no recovery cd)

Did you previously try to recover it? It's odd that it would just come up. Do you have an actual XP CD? I'd try doing a repair install, only touches your system files, not your private files.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried to recover it previously with the recovery cds that I made when I first got the laptop after a NTDLR error (I found out later that there was a simple solution for this, didnt know at the time). However, the recovery CDs froze and I could not finish the recovery.

Now, I dont know what to do because the discs wont work
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Does your laptop have a recovery partition on your hard drive, in a hidden partition? There should be a key to press when starting up the pc. Usually F11 or F12.
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It does have a recovery Partition. The only start up options are F9 (Boot Device Menu) and F10 (ROM Based Setup)
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