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07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Can I use my set of restore discs. I have XP and it was preloaded when
purchased the CPU so do not have the disc.

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Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Janelle <Janelle.1qqakm@> wrote:

>Can I use my set of restore discs. I have XP and it was preloaded when
>purchased the CPU so do not have the disc.

Using the System Restore disks that come with a new computer will
usually result in the total wipeout of everything on the hard drive
and then a fresh new copy of Windows, exactly as it was when the
computer left the factory, being put in place.

Not an attractive option unless you have very good backups of your
data and don't mind reinstalling applications, downloading all of the
Windows updates, and so forth.

Go to
http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=310994 and download the boot
diskette images for your specific version of Windows XP. Create these
diskettes and boot the computer with them. When it stops at the A:\>
prompt enter the following commands:

COPY ntldr c:\
COPY ntdetect.com c:\

Make sure you have removed the last diskette from computer and then
enter EXIT to quit Recovery Console and reboot the computer.

Note: the above instructions assume your computer came with Windows XP
original or Service Pack 1 version and was subsequently upgraded to
Service Pack 2. If this is not the case then the ntldr and
ntdetect.com files will be in a different location on the hard drive.
You could use the following command to determine where they are:

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

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