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07-19-2012 09:45 PM
I have a G62-144DX laptop that is two years old (read: out of warranty), and the hard drive is shot. I ran the diagnostic tests and found that it failed the Short DST test. I tried to use the recovery partition, but it wouldn't run. I booted from an Ubuntu Live CD, but I couldn't mount the hard drive. I also created a Windows recovery CD using another laptop running the same operatin system (Windows 7 64-bit), but I could not successfully boot from the CD. A blue Windows-themed screen would appear but would not progress from that point.
So, I basically need to replace my hard drive. However, my computer did not come with a Windows recovery CD. I only have the recovery partition. Additionally, I can no longer read the Windows serial number on the sticker on the bottom of my laptop. Given all this, how can I reinstall Windows after I buy a new hard drive?
07-19-2012 11:32 PM
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