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HP Pavilion system recovery


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Gaobin

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My computer (Win 98) two recovery CDs, one for system recovery and one for Application recovery. Yesterday, when I tried to Format and recover my computer using the system recovery cd, I followed the steps listed below:

1. Place the recovery disc one into the cd drive.
2. Restart or start up my computer.
3. After the "RECOVERY" screen appears, I press the "SPACE BAR" to continue.
4. Now a "WARNING" screen appears, I click "OK" to continue.
5. Click on "RECOVER" to continue.
6. Click on "FORMAT & RECOVER".
7. A warning windows appears, I click on "YES" to continue.

But then, everything stops: No formating, no other process. After After 1-2 minutes, the cd driver also stops running.

Could anyone help me solve the problem? Maybe I mis-deleted some files when I made back-up. If so, where can I download them?


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norton goback installed?
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By the way, I have recovered my system a couple times before, and every time it came out no problem at all, except this time.
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OK, download a bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com -- windows 98 se boot disk will be fine

extract to a floppy

Boot from the floppy, choose boot without cd (faster), then at the prompt type
fdisk

select the option to delete partitions--if you see more than one partition, stop, report back

Warning, this wipes out all your data (just as the recovery option does)

after the partition is deleted, follow the recovery procedure above.
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Thanks! I will go ahead to have a try.
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