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Recovery Disc Windows 7 x64bit


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Hi,
I purchased a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 x64bit. I created a recovery disc.

My question is will this recovery disc work on my other laptop which isn't working, it's an emachine E442 with Windows 7 x64bit. As i would like to get my old (1 year old only)laptop working again.
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Probably not.
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Thanks a million for the reply!! Was worth asking i thought, though i doubted it would work!!
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One reason why it would not work is because it will have the drivers for the Toshiba on it but not the emachines.
The idea would only work with an exact same machine with the exact same specs and set up.
I hope that this explains things for you.

NB: Have you checked for a recovery partition on the HDD by tapping F11 when you first power up.
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Was thinking the exact thing myself!!

I tried the F11 etc. I got a disc for Windows 7 x32bit, which i thought was the same as my version (I guess you learn by your mistakes) It did recover some things, the only thing i had to download was drivers for the WIFI. But i knew it wasn't 100%, so instead of leaving well enough alone, i kept at it, to the extent it's as bad as ever. I ordered Windows recovery disc, but it won't even boot, though i changed things in the Bios/Boot manager.
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What type of recovery disk and where was it from, provide a link if you can.
Only an emachine system restore disk specific to your machine will work as it will have all the required drivers on it including the MBs chipset drivers which are one of if not the first drivers that get installed on boot up.
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This was the disc i was advised to purchase.

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1439.l2649

As i said it did nothing.
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You could always contact the manufacturer Toshiba and they can sell you a set of recovery disk usually for $30 USD specific for your system.
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I think the key information at the link is "What the CD is not"
Please see http://support.gatew...X4710faq6.shtml for what is required.
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The system was booting when i initially bought the disc.

I point blank to buy a recovery disc from Emachines, i wasn't advised to do a recovery disc, they have since added this advice they advise me.

I'm trying another factory reset, it completes, but when it gets to 'Setting up system' it either stalls or powers itself off. Though it's plugged into the mains,. But i'm trying one more time anyway!!

Thanks for all your help anyway.
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You are welcome, good luck with this attempt.
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