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Can't do a system restore on xp


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dimitri_san

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I was having problems on my computer so i tried doing a system restore, but when it loaded it said that the hard drive could not be found. And now i can't even start the computer without asking for the boot disk can I get some help to try and fix this.

Edited by dimitri_san, 15 January 2012 - 12:59 PM.

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:welcome: dimitri_san
If you have data on the HDD that you wish to try and secure try Puppy Linux http://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/
Has the HDD been making any unusual noises or working erratically previous to this happening?
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um i hear noise from it but its a older computer and it was glitching out to the point where i could not use it, so I had no choice but to do a system restore.
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And also i don't care if the data on there get erased as long as i don't have to reinstall the OS
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Try a System Restore using the disk that you can burn following the guidance below;

Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Xp
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.

Thanks to Artellos for the above :thumbsup:
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