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04-24-2012 02:24 AM
My hpt 170t with windows 7 keeps freezing up on me during system restore. I am using system recovery disks from Hp and I have done this process before with no issues. It gets through the four disks and begins to load windows when it just freezes after awhile. After I noticd Tbat it freeze: I have to redtart the whole process over again.The freezing is the whole reason why I decided to do system recovery. I am on fourth attempt now.
04-24-2012 05:15 AM
If you can't get the recovery disks to work, I have a possible workaround for you.
If you can read the 25 character Microsoft windows 7 product key, you can download plain Windows 7 ISO files to burn to DVD's for the version of windows that came installed on your PC, and that is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC's case.
Burn the ISO using the Burn ISO option on your DVD burning program and burn at the slowest possible speed your program will allow. This will create a bootable DVD.
Use the 25 character product key on the PC to activate the installation.
The key will activate either a 32 or 64 ibt installation.
Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below.
04-25-2012 07:39 AM
Hi. I'm not sure but is there a hidden partion on this model? You can probably try that route too. It could be that one of those disks might be corrupted.
Good luck on this.