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Old 09-21-2004, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Compaq Presario Recovery CD not running...


I have a Compaq Presario PC. It came bundled with a "Quick Restore"
CD to recover pre-installed Windows 98. Recently due to persistent
crashes and other problems, I formated the hard disk. But whenever
I try to restore the hard disk to its factory state using the
"Quick Restore" recovery CD, the Recovery CD hangs in between.

I even replace the old hard disk and attempted on a fresh new hard disk,
but the problem persists.

How can I bring back my PC to its factory state using this
Recovery CD?

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Old 09-21-2004, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Call Compaq.

When you did a reformat without using the recovery disk (WHICH IS WHAT IT'S THERE FOR) you probably nuked something Compaq slips onto your drive to handle the recovery disk.

You could aslo:
Have a damaged recovery disk (has it worked before?)
Reformatted with a faulty CDROM driver
Are experiencing mobo issues
And so on and so forth...

Visit Compaq first.


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Old 09-21-2004, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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did you delete any partitions when you were formatting? if you did you will need to get a hold of an operating system and do it manually. you can download drivers off the compaq site
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