Creating Recovery Disks
Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:58 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:12 PM
Of course if you've replaced the hard drive and used a standard Windows CD to put Windows back on, it's most likely wiped out your recovery partition so there is nothing to make such disks from. In this situation your Windows CD is your recovery CD.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:33 AM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:46 AM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:41 PM
This is the exact time, you'll need one of those programs.
You go with fresh Windows installation, you install all necessary drivers, utilities, and security programs.
Now, before you do anything else, you take a snapshot of your system, using one of those programs.
If anything happens to your computer again, you just fire up the program, and you have your computer back in a matter of minutes. Like it was, when the computer was in pristine condition.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:13 AM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:01 PM
What is the exact message?
To get to Safe Mode, you keep tapping F8 key after restart, not pushing it.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:17 PM
this is going to sound weird, and probably just pure chance, but for some reason every now and then when i would reboot the computer, it would say i had a dual boot option, but both were XP pro( and i dont even have two partitions on the drive). if i chose the top one, it would then tell me a specific file was missing, like a sys32 file. However, if i choice the bottom one, it would boot up. the problem was, i had no idea as to how to get to that screen, and regularly booting it would tell me the data path was corrupt or something . but when i got to the safe mode menu, at the bottom it said "go back to the OS menu". i selected it, and it took me to the menu i had been tryin to get to all day. I thought my HDD had died, because it could not find that file, and lately I've heard clicking. but i just got it up, im about to get one of the freewares above (for the time being) and try to burn a recovery disc, for my new hard drive. Truthfully, i don't know whats going on, do you?
Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:31 PM
I'd definitely go for a new drive, if any clicking was heard.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:49 AM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:08 AM
When you buy new hard drive, it usually comes with some cloning software (or it can be downloaded from HD manufacturer site), so you can clone your drive into new one.
The thing is, you should do it as soon, as possible, because your drive may give up at any time.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:05 PM
I had no idea...i may do that...Thanks.
You've really been a lot of help.
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