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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jon, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. jon

    jon Flightless Bird

    i bought my laptop which came with windows xp home edition installed but as
    usual there was no disc included my computer will no longer boot up and asks
    for the boot disc. is there a boot disc that i can download from somewhere.
     
  2. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    jon <jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >i bought my laptop which came with windows xp home edition installed but as
    >usual there was no disc included my computer will no longer boot up and asks
    >for the boot disc. is there a boot disc that i can download from somewhere.


    Look in the documentation that came with your system (or find it at
    the manufacturer's site online). There should be some way to restore
    your machine to factory state.

    That may mean that you lose all your data. You could remove the disk,
    use an adapter to hook it up to another machine, and copy the data
    that you need to keep. Then put it back into the laptop, and go
    through the recovery procedure.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "jon" wrote:

    > i bought my laptop which came with windows xp home edition installed but as
    > usual there was no disc included my computer will no longer boot up and asks
    > for the boot disc. is there a boot disc that i can download from somewhere.


    Google Knoppix boot disk. Download the .iso image and burn it to CD. Boot
    the machine with the Knoppix disk and copy all of your data onto a USB hard
    drive. Once your data is safe, restore the machine from the hidden recovery
    partition (follow the instruction manual) Once restored, use Acronis True
    Image to make an image of your system to the USB hard drive.

    In the future, if your hard drive fails, it will take the recovery partition
    with it. Since you don't have a recovery disk or an XP install disk, you will
    no longer have a way to reinstall your operating system. With the Acronis
    image, simply replace the failed hard drive and reinstall your system from
    the image to the new hard drive. You'll be back in business in less than an
    hour.
     
  4. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?TWFyayBBZGFtcw==?= <MarkAdams@discussions.microsoft.com>
    écrivait news:212AD8D1-9C4C-4A20-B749-88697DB6B431@microsoft.com:

    >
    >
    > "jon" wrote:
    >
    >> i bought my laptop which came with windows xp home edition installed
    >> but as usual there was no disc included my computer will no longer
    >> boot up and asks for the boot disc. is there a boot disc that i can
    >> download from somewhere.

    >
    > Google Knoppix boot disk. Download the .iso image and burn it to CD.
    > Boot the machine with the Knoppix disk and copy all of your data onto
    > a USB hard drive. Once your data is safe, restore the machine from the
    > hidden recovery partition (follow the instruction manual) Once
    > restored, use Acronis True Image to make an image of your system to
    > the USB hard drive.
    >
    > In the future, if your hard drive fails, it will take the recovery
    > partition with it. Since you don't have a recovery disk or an XP
    > install disk, you will no longer have a way to reinstall your
    > operating system. With the Acronis image, simply replace the failed
    > hard drive and reinstall your system from the image to the new hard
    > drive. You'll be back in business in less than an hour.
    >


    And if the hard disk is not already dead, once it is restored to factory
    state, he could create his restoration CDs or DVDs.
     

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