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07-25-2014 03:33 AM
hi, i am not very technical with computers, so sorry for any thing silly i may write. i have a hp pavilion all in one desktop ms224a, about 4yrs old. i had to have the hard drive replaced about 2yrs ago which was fine, my brother did it for me. now it needs to be replaced again so my brother purchased new harddrive for me but the recovery disk wouldnt work. sorry forgot to say there is a problem with playing a disk in my computer. so recently i purchased a portable dvd drive and thats how i play movies and such on my computer. but my question is does anyone think my brother can run the recovery disk succesfully through the portable dvd drive? or should i just purchase new computer? my brother lives couple hrs away from me so long way to go if it wont work.