Compaq Presario c300 - Windows XP Recovery disk is not hard drive
Compaq Presario c300 - S/No: CND6441F50 Prod No.: #ABU - Windows XP Media Center RT150EA
When you try to restore a new copy of Windows XP and after booting with a Windows startup disk, download to the point where you can select "recovery or install new ones.
When I press F3, it gives a message that the hard disk is not installed and I should check the connections of power supply, etc.. However, I can run XP from hard disk. And I checked through 'System' that the h/d driver works fine?
The laptop is 2006 and the disc does a lot of 'Beating' when even simple are requested - where the need to re - install Windows. (Tried to frag!).
Can anyone suggest something outside the upgrade? Thank you
Did you run a self test on the hard drive? You said that you can run XP from the drive, but it runs well? Looks like to me this drive is defect and the cause of these issues. Here's how you can run a self-test: http://goo.gl/pVHxW
Let me know if there going to fail the test.
OK, so I have a laptop Compaq Presario CQ61 with windows 7 64-bit, and it crashed a few weeks ago. I was told to fix it I would need to order the recovery of best2serve discs so I did and they arrived yesterday. Although earlier, I tried to grab the laptop and disks do not work, I set the BIOS to make the player load first, and everything that happens is a small comand window flashes up a gray screen is displayed with a chart of tape on it without any option for me too choose, and he stays on this screen forever.
Can someone help me?
Thank you, Kris
The reader at the link below must be compatible with your laptop and will offer a little more storage. You might well be able to install a hard drive with a larger capacity, but this should be a choice course.
I hope this helps.
DP - K
My HDD had major errors of io only 1 month laptop warranty. I can't clone the original disc, its dead. I'm relatively new to Win8 but I bought the factory HP recovery disks for my model and have tried repeatedly to restore the OS win8 without success even after support technical advice ofHP and several friends with more experience than me (and I got an A + cert for more than a decade)-I have no idea why he keeps fails. I ordered another set of discs and tried another new hard drive. The log shows all the hardware in the way and a sysprep not found error at the end. What Miss me?
Problem solved! After another half-dozen recovery more attempts and lose more money on a new HP certified hard drive with the correct part number, I decided to give up Windows 8 and turn this laptop in a Hackintosh, I now on Mac OS X! Microsoft has gone too far now, only not with the security of windows, instead of trying to make sure they get every penny they can from each PC running windows. His self defeat really. Those who cannot or do not want to pay the cost will simply find an alternative. I'm just tired of the headaches and of constantly having to spend my precious time proving that I have a valid OS license for every computer that I've updated or repair. Forcing people to buy the same item several times is aggravating and false. Sorry, just fan frustration.
I have Lenovo G50-20 (model: 20351) and lost recovery disk.
Y at - it possible that I can get the recovery disk of the Lenovo support (ready to pay the price for it) so that I won't lose my licence 8.1 for Windows OS
Good day and welcome to the community.
Please support a call (info below) to discuss for recovery media.
I have a Satellite L300. A month ago, I bought and install an upgrade to Windows 7 (I had Vista). Last night, my laptop was working fine and this morning when I opened it I got this error:
BOOTMGR is corrupt. the system cannot start.
I did some research and tried to boot from the recovery disc. Laptop computer the disc I get the windows is looding files screen and then a company Microsoft is displayed with a bar above it and then I get a blue screen that says:
Now what can I do to reformat my computer and reinstall if I can't load the recovery disc!
I tried to put my DVD of Vista I have for my other PC, but I have another error black screen...
Can someone tell me what I can do now?
Is it because I have a recovery CD for Windows Vista and not 7?
Okay, so I read several post here and the only thing I can't think is the hard drive... but it had already changed a few months ago by Toshiba... now my laptop is not less guarantee more with Toshiba, but I have an extended warranty with my VISA... If anyone has any idea here, I'll try to bring it where they change HARD drive the last time...
Is it possible to create the recovery media on an external hard drive instead of using a USB flash drive or an optical medium?
I was making mistakes when creating the recovery on optical disc media.
As far as I know it of impossible to create a Toshiba image on HARD drive
You need burn the image to disk (DVD).
My problem is that when I used the restore disk provided with the laptop it froze the computer when he was to "expand our files (0%). »
I thought that drive was defective, so bought a new drive of Toshiba (£30) but get the same error.
Machine is now starts rained because the recovery disks erased the hard drive before freezing.
To be honest, this is the first time I see this error
I doubt that the recovery disk is defective or the drive HARD because as you say it was possible to install Win XP on this laptop
I would recommend formatting the HARD drive again to erase all partitions and format the HARD drive using the Win XP disc. Then take the recovery disk and try to reinstall the new Vista operating system
I tried winflash BIOS to a Compaq Presario C300 (C350EA) but it failed.
The machine still messages, but it can not find a disk hard when you install windows on the CD.
The HARD test in the BIOS disk still works, like the rest of the BIOS screen.
Now, I'm trying to Flash the BIOS from disk BACK/external using PHLASH16. EXE, PH1614. EXE and AWDFLASH. EXE.
In each case, the files of bios provided by HP here do not work:
Utility in the BIOS but power load hook or warn that the "signature of the platform is not not in the interface.
Any help with this would be most welcome.
Thank you very much
I thank very you much for your detailed and helpful response.
I had already tried all of those, but your screenshot of a Win7 installation has helped me tremendously.
You see, I tried to install the original version of Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005, which corresponds to the label of license on the underside of the laptop.
So after seeing your post I threw a Win7 disc in the drive and tried to install it, just to see how the installation program.
Not surprisingly, the Win7 installer detects the disc perfectly but report it as being on an advanced interface for AHCI.
Unfortunately, I don't have an additional license for Win7, so I am forced to persevere with Win MCE.
So, now I'm at the stage of trying to force the installation of Win MCE program to see the HARD drive by installing the 3rd AHCI driver.
For the moment, I have the installer of Win MCE see my external floppy drive but I can't find the right drivers for the HARD disk controller. Installing Windows reports that "the txtsetup.oem file is not found.
I tried to download and run the Intel SATA AHCI Controller driver file to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-39535-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=228&product=3255527&sw_lang= , but it fails with the error 'error Windows N. 5 access is denied. Disk error n. 69 on track 0, head 0 "or"the current image format is not supported by the drive.
EDIT: I used WinImage to unpack the disk image file and manually wrote the files on a diskette.
Thanks again for your help, it seems to have worked. Will update again when the installation ends.
do you have a factory reset on compaq presario c700 windows vista 32-bit lost all drivers and bootmgr, but I don't have any disks help me please
Here is the information of HP (Compaq) for recovery options for Vista factory settings.
See you soon.
I just created my windows password recovery disk in a usb flash drive. A file was generated "userkey.psw". What happens if I save the file somewhere safe and remove the file in the flash player. Later, it will work if I have forgotten my windows password?
Yes, you can do what you want. The important thing to remember is that you must place the userkey.psw back in the folder root of any external hard drive in order to to use. You can move back in position using another computer if necessary. Where keep you so far is entirely to you.
Consider writing the password in a safe place instead. A disc of rest password does not reach anything other than writing that can get the password down.
First of all not to back up files. Hard drive died. Wanted to know if I still can do for Windows 7 recovery disk because I still have the product code indicated on the back on my laptop. Is there a link that I can use. I got the recovery from the production disk, but they do not work properly.
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I'm not so happy owner of a HP Pavilion S3120N. I am running windows vista home edition. The motherboard went out so I replaced it with a Zotac GeForce 8200 - ITX Wifi series. Now the computer says it is noa a hp solution valid, and the recovery disks do not work. is there a way to fix this without buying a new operating system?
Yes, return the Zotac motherboard and get an OEM HP/Compaq M2NC51-AR / HematiteXL-GL8E motherboard. I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but the recovery discs are locked to a specific set of HP/Compaq machines with specific HP OEM motherboards. Apart from this, you will need to buy a new OS.
I have updated the HARD original SDD disk disk drive.
First of all, I cloned the old drive and installed the image but then the updates of windows would not work.
Looking at all the forums and I tried everything I read, but updates still did not work.
Finally formatted the drive and then used the original system restore disks that work fine on the old hard drive but Windows end retsarting continuously after all 3 disks installed.
He tried to finish the installation but then gets and error and restarts and loops just over and over again.
Is this something to do with the 4 k sectors?
Do I need other drivers?
How can I factory reinstall my Windows 7 disc new SSHD?
> Finally formatted the drive and then used the original system restore disks that work fine on the old hard drive but end Windows restarts continuously after all 3 installed drives
Generally, the Toshiba recovery disks should install Toshiba image on the new HARD drive or disc SSD and the unit should start correctly.
To be honest, I'm not very well why the laptop keeps restarting after the installation of m.
But I guess it has something to do with the partitions and sizes of the partitions.
Is that the Toshiba recovery disks would format the drive HARD (or SSD) and create the same partitions and sizes of the partitions.
In case the installation of the system would not work by using the recovery discs, I would recommend you trying to install the system by using the Microsoft Windows CD clean. The essential drivers may be downloaded from the Toshiba UE driver page.
XP Recovery disk does not work. The 3 options are unresponsive. Is there an easy solution. All other functions of cell phones seem ok. It is a reliable machine for more than 3 years, but now must use the recovery disc. Brilliant ideas greatly appreciated.
Well, I put t know why you recovery CD doesn t work. Have you checked the CD some scratches? Have you tried to clean this CD?
However if it of impossible to use the recovery CD, you can contact the ASP and buy a new one. It doesn t expensive.
In addition, you can install an original Windows operating system and then all the Toshiba necessary drivers on the Toshiba site.
I'm trying to do a clean install on my laptop, but the recovery disk is not working.
The files transferred to the laptop, but once done, I get an error message that says: "the system is not fully installed. Please run Setup again."
Does anyone have suggestions as to how to fix it?
It took me four days to get to this point and make me very frustrated.
What is the installation using another CD; That is to say the Microsoft Windows XP disk?
Have you tried that?
In my opinion, this would help to pinpoint the problem
The error message can be linked to different issues; I mean the HARD drive or a single partition problem could also be possible.
Try to format the drive HARD whole again. Delete all partitions from the HARD drive and check if you can proceed with the installation.
But if you will not be able to install the OS by using the recovery disk and other disks then a question must relate to a part of the material. (possibly HDD)
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