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If you know where to get me a T3256 restore dvd i will be greatful


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sean_gilmore

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i tried installing ubuntu onto my external hd last night.... apparently i clicked something wrogn or it didnt stay clicked because it installed onto my main hd... now i need to restore... but hey i guess my disk is too old or something... cuz it looks like dust has merged with it and it wont work


can someone please tell me they have a copy they can make into an iso and send me (and know of an iso burner i could use running a ubuntu live cd....)

bleh this sucks :whistling:
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In most cases, a restore CD uses data from a second partition of your main HD. If you've wiped it clean, there is a good change a restore CD won't be able to help you. If you have a copy of the version of Windows you were running, however, you should be able to reinstall the OS using the CD key found on the sticker mounted to your systems case.

Hope this helps,

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sean_gilmore

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its wiped data wise... i think it still has that hidden partition cuz its not shown as the full 160 GB its only like 150 something


so with hope i can get a copy of the cd :whistling:


or ima have to send in 20$ and hope they send the right one (ive read they screw it up a bunch)
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sean:

A 160 GB HD will usually format to around 150 so I doubt you have a hidden partition (actually, I've never heard of a hidden one). After you format a HD, there's always a little wasted space. The bigger the drive, the bigger the wasted space will be.

Sounds like you'll need to get in touch with the manufacturer. If you have a windows disc, it may be possible to complete an install using the CD key attached to your computers case.

Thanks,

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thats what someone on an emachines forum said. now i just need to find the disc :whistling:
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