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Destructive Restore


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I have a Packard Bell Ixtreme pc and i need to know how to perform a destructive recovery because i need to start ma pc clean.
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Howdy:

You should get that option using the Recovery/Restore cd that came with the system..

or, just use the XP cd (if that is all you have) and use the option to remove all partitions first!!

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I didn't get no cds with my comp :|
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Any more suggestions ?
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Hi Space-Man...

Have a look Here ...Like many other OEM's, it would appear that your recovery disks are stored in a partition on your hard drive. I am not sure that you can do a "destructive" recovery this way, but you can start "factory fresh".

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Edited by wannabe1, 15 August 2005 - 05:08 PM.

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This is what i need to make a destructive recovery

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This is what i have

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That doesn't look good, does it? :tazz:

On some PackBell machines you can enter recovery by tapping the F11 key on boot. Have you given that a try yet? Sometimes getting the timing just right might take a couple of tries.

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Alls that happens when i press f11 a few times is that i get a few options from when you press f8 when the machine is starting up e.g start windows normally.
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I think i have found a solution but im gunna try it tommorow not tonight. I'll post back on here tommorow.
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Space-Man...

First, double check that the option to start a recovery is not on the screen you get when tapping F11...the start windows normally will also be on the same screen. If it's not there...do you have a floppy drive or, better yet, a CDRW?

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Edited by wannabe1, 15 August 2005 - 05:56 PM.

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