Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

system recovery!


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Myllo

Myllo

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
k heres what going on.... over the past years ive used the utility system recovery in my hp pavilion to give it a breath of fresh air since i feel every time i do it the pc works faster, anyways the problem ive suffered recently is that i tried to run system recovery on my hp pavilion using the f10 key during boot up (the hidden partition in the hard drive) but when the system goes into "recovering windows files and programs" i get these error messages saying: "error in the extraction process, blah blah blah, couldnt be opened" during this procedure some of the files are recovered and some are not (mostly arent). Anyways, i cant use my pc any longer because the 1st step of the recovery process is to format into ntfs my hard drive. so now im left with an "almost" erased hard drive and no OS to work with :). By the way before doing all that jazz i ran a program called regcure, a "registry cleaner" i think it had something to do with looking into my hidden partition and erasing some of the data needed for the recovery to work. My question is, is it possible to fix the hidden partition without having to buy a retail version of windows xp? and if i do buy one, will i be able to install the OS from scratch with no problem? hp offers the recovery cds at a price but why buy something thats already installed in the hidden partition? o and i borrowed a friends windows xp version but its a green cd that belongs to Dell computers, can it be used to install xp on my hp?
i have an hp pavilion 751n system.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
The Skeptic

The Skeptic

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 4,075 posts
Looks as if the files in the hidden partition are corrupted and useless. Dell disk is not suitable because, as an OEM version of XP, it contains drivers and other files that are specific to DEll. Looks like your best option is to buy recovery disks from HP. Had the computer been under gurantee (which I doubt, according to your description) you could call HP for a replacement hard disk.
  • 0

#3
Myllo

Myllo

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
K. i got home...and installed the windows xp version my friend let me borrow.... so far im in the tedious process of reinstalling all my crap, but.... the problem i got now is that i got 30! days to activate it... i think what ill do is work with this "limited" version of windows and buy a retail version when the time comes (Xmas ^^) Ty for your help and time guys
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP