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Can you boot from a recovery cd?

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Hi guys, simple question i know but..
I have reformatted loads of times on my own pc with a genuine xp cd.
However, a friend who lives in another city is coming over this weekend.He has a fairly new Toshiba Satellite p 30.He has deleted the recovery partition on c(I dunno why)and has downloaded so many things and caught so many virus,i have offered to reformat.There is a recovery cd supplied with his machine.My question is,simply,is it just a matter of setting the cd rom to 1st boot device and go from there,Best,Antz
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Yes, it should be that simple. Although there may be other Cds you might need. Tell your friend to bring all the Cds that shipped with his Toshiba... and also any documentation. NOTE also that the recovery may wipe his data, so make sure to back up any data he wants to save.

I also deleted the recovery partition on my IBM... needed the extra space... and my recovery requires 5 Cds which reinstalls the OS with all drivers.

Edited by makai, 15 August 2005 - 02:02 AM.

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