09-01-2011 05:16 PM
I'm trying to format the computer and reinstall windows.
The laptop does not have a hard disk partition for the recovery. I'm using the DVD's that where made when I got the computer.
I can open the HP recovery system and get about 36% in, before i get the message: "error 1005"
I have tried several options that i could find on google like: cleaning the disc's, setting the BIOS to default, checking the disc's are DVD+R.
Someone suggested that Wireless has to be turned on when using the recovery. Mine is turned off. I can't turn on the computer and switch it on, and the keyboard button (touch button) don't respond.
Any suggestion on how to turn Wireless on, or how to fix the recovery?
09-01-2011 11:57 PM
The wireless on and off had nothing to do with System recovery.
You can tried to borrow a OEM disc either XP, Vista or Windows 7. Hp recovery disc tend to fail all the time. Either you download from the web or borrow a friend, or bring it to a local computer shop
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09-02-2011 05:34 AM
A HP support document shows that the wireless can make the system recovery fail.
Regarding the OEM disc's. I'm not encouraged to use a different operation system than the one I have allready paid for.
If I choose to do it anyway, how should I handle the missing drivers?, and how can I restore/get the windows license nr. to use with the EOM disc's?
09-02-2011 07:02 AM
There may be a work around if you have ( or can borrow ) a retail Windows 7 installation disc that is exactly the same version as your OEM installation - ie if your notebook came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit this is the exact retail version you would need.
If you have access to this, use the retail disc to perform the installation, enter the activation key found on the underside of your notebook when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this is fully supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software normally bundled with OEM installations.
Any additional driver can be found starting Here.
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