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Missing PC Recovery Disc #2 on HP Pavillion a1600n XP

I inherited this computer but the "PC Recovery Disc #2" is missing.  The "PC Recovery Disc #1"is HP5013-7947; and beneath that  "Build ID: 64NAem MPA3".  There are two "HP Media Center PC Supplemental Recovery Disc" and 'HP 5013-8628" and "Disc ID: 64NAemMPA3S4" is on both of them.  They appear to be identical.

My question is: How can I go about getting "PC Recovery Disc #2"?  If not, can I get around this by using my own XP Pro and installing the original motheboard drivers?

Thanks for replies, if any, in advance.

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You might try ordering the HP Recovery Disks. A1600n XP Recovery.

 

HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here. HP Recovery Disks.

 

 

The XP drivers are here for this PC.

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There should be a "Recovery" choice when first boot.  Is that there and does it work?  If yes, then that is the same as the Recovery disk set. 

"If not, can I get around this by using my own XP Pro and installing the original motheboard drivers?" That will work to install the OS but there will not be the Media Center option like it came with originally and the COA sticker key will not work with the XP Pro install.  Also, HP probably will not have the Recovery set available anymore, but look here:http://www.restoredisks.com/findrestoredisk.aspx

BTW:  If the recovery partition is still there, possibly can make a new set of CD's.






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Thank you very much for your reply.  This was the previous owners first (and now LAST) use of proprietary software/hardware combinations.  So, he wasn't aware of the prohibition against formatting the harddrive.  Apparently, he had tried to get rid of a rootkit maliciously installed on his system by formatting the hd and deleting all the partitions.  That's a bad time to discover that "disc #2" was missing, hahaha! 

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Yes, that is too late.  Well the choice to reinstall like it was is available from the link I posted, or just install Win XP from a retail disk, however, Win XP Media Center is harder to come by for end user to install.  If the install is going to be a problem, get Windows 7.






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i have the disk for you if you need them they are in iso format i can send it by usps mail you can email me @

 

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