HP S3120N. I replaced the motherboard and the power, now the recovery disks do not work.
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.
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I have a toshiba Satellite C650, who has recently developed with a disc read error. I want to access the command prompt to try some possible solutions I've read on the internet.
I made a Windows 7 recovery disk using my other acer laptop which has also installed Windows 7 64-bit. When I use the recovery disk and it loaded the files etc it evokes just a black screen and the cursor.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?
I tried to start my computer acer laptop from the recovery disk and it worked fine.
As is - this does anyone have suggestions as to why I get the message "disk read error - press ctrl, alt and delete to restart?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
On this virtual path, it is not easy to offer the exact diagnosis, but of course, there must be a problem with the HARD drive. Can you get a second one for test purposes and exchange it. Just to be sure if the HDD is troublemaker.
But there is something else:
> I made a Windows 7 recovery disk using my other computer acer laptop...
Sorry, but I don t understand this. Can you please explain what you did exactly?
I have a Compaq Presario CQ4010F Desktop PC (Windows 7 64-bit) in which the hard drive went bad. I bought a new hard drive which is a 1 to, the failed drive was 500 GB. So, I ordered disks system recovery, four in total. The disk labeled 'Use this first!' appear to be running fine, then prompted me to launch the next disc, which I assume is the 1 of 3 system recovery disk. With the computer, always, I inserted the CD 1 of 3 and have waited and watched as nothing has happened. I restarted the PC with the 3 disc 1 again and that will inspire nothing happened. Any help is appreciated in this matter.
If you can't get the recovery disks to work (don't make sure that the keyboard, mouse and monitor are connected), then you can make your own windows 7 installation DVD and use that to at least get windows 7 installed and your PC back to the operation.
If you can read the Microsoft windows 7 25-character product key, you can download simple Windows 7 ISO files to burn on a DVD for the version of windows that is installed on your PC, and which is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC case.
Burn the ISO with the option to burn the ISO on your DVD burning program and burn it at the slowest possible speed that will allow your program. This will create a bootable DVD.
Or use the installation of Windows 7 USB/DVD tool to compile the ISO file that you download from Digital River. Link and instructions below. You need a 4 GB flash drive to use the USB compilation method.
Use 25 characters on the PC product key to activate the installation.
The key will activate a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the support of the PC and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to downloads ISO of W7 is below.
Hi - the hard drive on my Pavilion 4070 - crashed us, so I bought a replacement - a Samsung SSD 850 EVO, 256GB drive. The problem is that I can't seem to get the recovery disks to work, and neither Microsoft nor HP is willing to help me. Of course, Microsoft tells me they don't give me any help for Windows7 OEM versions and HP said that my product is no longer supported so they do not help me. This is ridiculous - I own a legal copy of Windows 7 and I can't get any help from the company who sold me the computer?
What happens when I go through the process of installation with the recovery discs, is that instead of the Windows installation continue as it is supposed to, I have "no boot device - insert boot disk and press any key any." I'm desperate, I tried two different options - one was the minimum image recovery, the other was a factory restore. Nothing seems to work. What can I do? Moreover, the original hard drive is not * completely * dead - I can still access most of the data on it.
Yes... It works fine for me.
Here's the source Web page. Select the download link of W7 Home Premium x 64 from there...
My laptop is HP HDX18. He has broken several days so I had to send it to a repair station. I took my laptop station repair for a week. Engineers told me that some material had been changed, such as motherboard, LCD display, but also outer shell. I checked it and it worked fine.
Before my phone was broken, I did a system recovery discs and they worked well.
Now I want to restore the system to the initial setting at the factory by the recovery diskettes, BUT! It alert with the words ' this product does not support system recovery!
Could you please tell me why not recovery discs work? and how to fix this?
the devices that were replaced are:
You can go back to that of the repair station and ask for drivers, they must provide you with the pilots because they are the only one who knows what motherboard has been installed.
your recovery discs no longer work while you do a clean install of your operating system.
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I read on the forum on the recovery disk creator and I'm a bit confused... in the name, it becomes obvious that he is indeed a creator, but I have no thread caught my attention which in fact is to create a recovery disk. How does it work? Of course, it is used to restore the system to the default settings, but you can make your own backup copies recovery of the State, the system is now? Or do all the recovery discs take you where it all begun so to speak...
And if I could create my own presets, restrictions on the amounts of images? And he brings with him all that is installed in the time that the image was created?
As I made clear in my previous posts, I have not bought the thing... It's in the mail. I'm just getting ready for the terrible experience of how things can go wrong when I don't have the original DVD of Windows in my hands :)
Thanks in advance!
So many questions! I'll try to help you with unclear words.
In the latest Toshiba has delivered laptop computers equipped with recovery media. Very old computers laptop Toshiba created mainly two CD recovery and newer laptops a Recovery DVD.
This recovery DVD was in the box with the notebook.
This recovery CD/DVD contains a recovery image. Recovery image can be installed on the laptop and after that each installation of the laptop will have factory settings the same state that you have when you start your laptop for the first time.
Recovery image contains the system operations, drivers, Toshiba and utility tools and some additional software. Therefore, after you install the recovery image, you should not install drivers or additional software. Everything is done for you.
Then, new notebooks, as your Satellite Pro A300-1EA, are not delivered with a separate recovery media and all those who buy the laptop must / should create a clean copy. This copy can be used for installations of operating system further. For recovery, multimedia creation Toshiba has designed special tool and it is designed to create recovery media ONLY.
To start the tool, select the media you want to use (I recommend DVD - R), put the media in the optical disc drive and click Create.
In fact the recovery image is saved on the HARD drive and placed on the second partition in the file called HDDRecovery.
Still, there is one thing. If nothing is changed on the system, partitions, and if this folder is not removed, you can install operating system whenever you want, but without using recovery media.
It is simply procedure. When the laptop starts press F8 and you will enter the advanced startup options. The first is called to fix my computer. Enter it and follow the on-screen menu. After two stages, you will see the window with several options and the last recovery option.
So please create DVD to be on the right side of recovery.
If you have any other questions please ask. Someone here will help you for sure.
So, I bought this laptop MSI FX600. It had Windows 7 Home premium OA (OEM I guess). It also contains a recovery partition.After awhile, I had to reinstall windows, so I downloaded an iso of windows, put it on a USB key and reinstalled. but the product key doesn't work though I should be able to use it because it is not used by any other computer. How can I reinstall windows and activate with the product key OEM on the bottom of the laptop? somehow the recovery partition no longer works, so that will not help either. Also, where can I download the iso right for reassembly?
too bad that I already fixed it. I installed the version English, but anyway my laptop only supports the Dutch version. Thank you for your abundant answers.
I have a laptop Toshiba Tecra 8000 given to me the year last by my uncle. I live in England, but it is and bought the PC in Italy. I do not know if this causes complications, but I thought it may be useful.
Since I got it it occasionally did not display any image of all system startup, so if I have given some time and restarted it would start working again. Happening of bagan more frequently and now I can't make it work. I have conections and found that everything was in place. Then he doesn't seem to be turning on, however when I replaced the front LED cable seems to be turning on and although I couldn't hear much the CPU was luminous heat. I opened the drive and it gave once more, succeeded him and he still wouldn't start. I had purchased and replaced the screws on the heatsink around this area but I did not handle it with many other things.
So now, I have a monitor that does not work and a gard drive that won't start... Any ideas?
Could be either the card mother, CPU or ram. The processor when it goes bad or is not locked in place (have had this before, install the CPU but forgot to turn the lock, so he cannot move) the computer will act as its startup, don't give any error and stay on a black screen. Verify that the processor is locked in place. Then remove the ram and try a stick of RAM that runs on another computer. If you try the RAM and the processor do not always start, then chances are your motherboard is dead and must be replaced. Hope this helps and that solve you the problem.
Oh here, my laptop (Acer Aspire 7730) will not start.
I believe that I made the correct recovery disks when I got the machine before he fell, but I recently replaced my keyboard and hard drive with the same components after damage was inflicted on my laptop and I tried to run the steps in Acer recovery since the restore disc 1. He seemed fine, but after installing the 2nd disc I have now "BOOTMGR is missing" "Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" and cannot get it to load the backup that I did when the machine was working before-hand. I can get into setting up and see that the hard drive is now identified in the list of hardware (it was empty when the broken hard drive was still mounted), maybe someone can suggest some options to solve the my problem please?
I just checked the recovery disc 1 on another machine and found these folders and files on it...
Is it possible that the backup that I did was for a specific hard drive, and because this HDD is different it won't find anything?
Hi Debleena5 and thanks for the suggestions, but I've reached the re-installation of the disc by using a bit 'out of the box' the thought process.
I bought a box 2.5 "SATA to connect to any computer via the USB port to try to get something on the corrupted hard drive, but this failed. I then removed my new hard drive (which began at start up OK, as I mentioned in the question above) and placed in the case and plugged into my Windows 7 laptop. Once he had run up to speed I started to explore to see what files (or even at all) had been transferred during one of my recovery disks. I've not found much until I changed the "do not show hidden files and folders check" save a file that has been locked after you change the permissions, I went further and ended at the request of then ran CHKDISK and of course he scanned my drive and found and corrected some errors very quickly. After that, I unplugged then I went back to my Vista laptop and re-inserted the new hard drive in the broken machine.
At this point, I was wondering if the disk drive on the machine may also have been damaged so I plugged a DVD player external via USB and changed the sequence to boot to the USB device. I started the laptop and the drive started to load the files and I could then complete the resettlement of these two disks and then to set up the machine as if I had just bought it.
I'm very relieved that I managed to sort it out and now I have to upgrade to Windows 7 on this laptop that I read on and seems easy. Just a shame I can't copy the installation of my 2nd, portable more recent.
A few moments ago, I started getting a message that my hard drive was not so I purachased a new hard drive and also decided to upgrade the ram. When reinstall drive serves screen says its loading files, then after the progress bar fillsthe computer screen is empty, the hp logo comes on the screen, while she just repeats what was just described. Don't know how to do this, pls help if possible.
Let me welcome you on the HP forums!
I read your post on problems to do a restore by using the disks and wanted to help.
I know this may sound weird, but at the time of Win7, I would have problems installation or upgrade of PC, if there is too much memory system. So, what I would say, it's to put the old memory and see if that makes a difference. I know it shouldn't, but it could.
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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 a laptop HP (pavilion dv7-1245dx) and the hard drive is dead. I had never gotten to burn my recovery disks, so I ordered new ones from HP. When I installed the new hard drive and popped in the disk to reinstall the operating system, it gave me the error message:
"This PC is not supported by the system recovery discs. You can continue to recover this system with these discs. »
Error code: 0100-30 FC-3602-3603
The original hard drive was a Hitachi, 320 GB SATA
The new hard drive is a WD 500 GB SATA
Any assistance anyone can give would be great. :]
Thank you for your time,
EDIT: Trying to recover a Vista operating system
For anyone who has the same problem, I found a solution. I cloned the original hard drive using the Clonezilla fallback option. After using Clonezilla to image on the new hard disk, the partition which held that most of the data of the laptop is not mountable, however the partition containing the restore partition was a perfect copy. I turned on the computer, hit escape to access the menu (for a list of options such as boot order, etc, which included an option for recovery), and then choose recovery option. While the recovery discs, I received from HP refused to work with the new hard drive, the Vista restored cloned recovery partition without flaw.
I have read all the info out there and tried many things including using the provided by Toshiba, Vista recovery disks
I can't go down the screen of boot error, although no matter what I try.
Is my drive into two partitions, and I am ready to sacrifice one of them if necessary to get the computer to boot.
Is there a way I can enter directly into the computer and reinstall windows?
I'm not a pro, then simple instructions are the best.
1. don't you make changes to the computer until the problem occurred?
2. What are the troubleshooting steps you tried to solve the problem?
3. the problem occurs in safe mode?
4. don't you try to do the Startup Repair?
I suggest you try the steps from the link below and check if it helps.
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows recovery environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
Hope this information is useful.
So basically, I used my recovery disk. re installed windows very well. But my second hard drive is not displayed. Also, I think that one of the drives are slower, then the other. So which driver should I use as primary and who should I use for backup? Here it shows that 2 drives are not recognized. Ask any more questions if necessary.
Thanks for the help.
You have one disk (disk 0) with three primary partitions. The 1st is the partition that Windows installed on it. The second partition seems to be empty (open Windows Explorer to check for this, do not forget to set options for the Explorer to view the hidden files and folders) and the third is the "system" Partition which should not be assigned a drive letter.
Not sure why your recovery disk created as 186GB 2nd partition but if its empty that could be deleted and the Windows partition extended in "Unallocated" space formerly occupied by the second partition.
Note: I would call the manufacturer of your PC support team to find out the answer as to why you have this second partition (that you have assigned the drive letter E: to) before doing anything to this partition.
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My hard drive went bad... I had no time to save, but I had made the recovery discs that don't work... I need to know how to reinstall the XP operating system on my computer now? Thank you
If you have a PC OEM (HP, Dell, Emachines, etc.), then the responsibility of reinstalling Windows is with the manufacturer of your computer. Contact them and find out if you can get an installation disc.
"How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs and replace product manuals.
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