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Pacakard Bell---CD error, System Disk error?


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velasco

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Usually when I feel there is a need to reprogram. I just insert my rescue disk and the Master Disk 1 to reformat.

However this time, it's weird it's like the disc is corrupted. When I do the normal procedures, it will say "The
Computer has no valid memory or stuff like that...no valid info"

Or when it is extracting stuff...there's error. So the whole reformat thing won't work


*I'm now at my aunt's. My comp' :tazz: s still dead.
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You may be having a hard drive problem, or your drive may be so corupted that your system isn't working right. Do you have an emergency boot disk? You can run scandisk from it, just type in scandisk, and hit Enter when the prompt comes up. It will go through a quick series of scans and then ask if you want a thorough scan. Choose the thorough scan. View the report when it is done. You will be able to see if there are any problems with the disk and can go from there.
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velasco

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erk i don't have that sorry. I'm still helpless
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Hi velasco...Welcome to G2G!

Go HERE and download the Win98SE OEM version. Double click on the downloaded file...at the prompt, put a fresh, formatted floppy in the drive and click "Ok". This will create a startup disk for your machine.

Put the startup disk in the "bad" machine and reboot. When you get to the options screen, press F5 for command prompt only. At the A:\ prompt, type C: and press "Enter"...at the C:\ prompt, type Windows and press "Enter"...at the C:\Windows\ prompt, type command and press "Enter"...at the C:\Windows\command\ prompt, type scanreg /retstore. (Note the space before /restore...The entire command line should apppear C:\Windows\command\scanreg /restore) and press "Enter"...You will be presented with a screen containing five "snapshots" of your system you can restore to. Use the arrow keys and choose one (go down two to be safe) and press "Enter"...type Y at the prompt and press "Enter". Reboot.

This should get your machine running again. Run a Thorough scan with scandisk. Once the scan is finished, you can try the recovery cd again if you wish. OR...you could post back here and let us help you get your machine running better...hopefully without the need of a complete recovery.

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Edited by wannabe1, 01 October 2005 - 08:41 AM.

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