Trouble Reinstalling XP after HD wipe
Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:32 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:14 PM
Which model of Pavilion please.
The formatting of the drive with a general utility may NOT have been the best idea, if the drive had a recovery partition depending on which actual format you commissioned.
That said some HP`s that are supplied with discs do not have the recovery partition. However some do and that partition restores as it was when sold.
Whereas the disc sometimes is only a reinstall disc for XP.
This sort of setup is particularly common on Dell laptops.
From what you have said, it may well be the disc, albeit that it ran in the first instance.
This tends to be supported by the fact that it will not now run with another hard drive.
If you put the disc in ANOTHER computer, do not of course let it run, can you then open it and explore the files on it.
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