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05-02-2012 12:52 PM
I accedentally used a previous recovery cd from a different computer on my laptop. Now the right recovery disks wont run at all on it because of the install of the other recovery disk. Is there a way to get the right disks to run and set up the correct files?
05-02-2012 01:18 PM
I would try wiping the Hard Drive first and then try reinstalling the Operating System with the correct Recovery Discs.
Using another PC, download and install Killdisk on the link below - ( this application will write zeros to the entire drive ).
Download and install ImgBurn on the link below.
Go to the Kill Disk application you have installed in All Programs, open the main folder, then select Bootable Disk creators and from that select Bootable DOS CD Creator which will burn the bootable ISO to a blank CD.
During the next process do not worry about any warnings as your Recovery DVDs will reformat the HDD.
Insert this CD in to your notebook that is unable to load Operating System properly. Shut the notebook down, then start it again to boot from the Killdisk CD and follow the on screen instructions for Kill Disk.
A brief description of the process is here Killdisk.
Use this to wipe the whole of the Hard Drive, highlight (80h) and press f10 ( you will also have to type a confirmation and hit enter ) - ( this will make sure you include all partitions and then start the process - this may take a couple of hours! ).
When the process is complete, remove the Killdisk CD, insert your first HP Recovery Disc and try the installation again.
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