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Problem With Hp Recovery Disk


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#1 nyyanks

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:20 PM

A while ago I was trying to find any other way possible to erase my HP Pavilion zt1145 laptop because the CD Drive did not work. Now, the CD Drive suddenly worked! I excitedly put in my Recovery Disk, and booted from the CD. Alas, my happiness ended when after I followed the instructions (caution this action will erase your hard drive, etc.) I got this message (black screen with white letters)

CDR101: Not ready reading drive X
Abort, Retry, Fail?

It appeared exactly like that. Please help!
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:19 PM

Do you have a program meant specifically to create recovery disks? On my Toshiba, I have a program called Toshiba Recovery Disk creator....


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Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:56 PM

The error message is saying that the program couldn't read the CD drive. This can be software or hardware related (a bad drive, a bad disk, or a bad program).

Select R for retry - if it doesn't bump past it you can try I for ignore (but it may affect the recovery. A for abort will stop the program from trying at all.

I'd try another CD drive in it's place.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:07 PM

Ok i'm going to give up but I have another problem: my laptop won't start up anymore!

This message appears:
1200 Mhz Mobile Pentium III /M CPU
Intel Processor Update Rev 01Dh Complete
External Cache: 512K installed
Hard disk boot sector invalid
Press 'H' to retry Hard Disk, any other key for Next Device

Help please
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:42 PM

Try removing the CD-Rom drive from the computer and if you still can not boot up try booting into safe mode and let us know how that goes. By the way you have a bad CD-Rom drive and it needs to be replaced I suggewst calling HP to get another drive to replace this one.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:58 PM

No unfortunately I cannot boot at all; once I turn on the computer, I get the HP logo and then the aforementioned message. Therefore I cannot boot up in any mode.

By the way I have removed the CD from the drive.

Edited by nyyanks, 07 April 2007 - 05:59 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:06 PM

Good that you removed the CD from the drive now try removing the drive from the laptop it should just slide out after you move the locking tab that hold it in if there is one. If the drive does not release and let you remove it I suggest getting a hold of HP and get somne service for this laptop. A laptop with out a bootable CD drive is going to be very difficult to repair or install anything unless the laptop give you the option to use an external drive as a boot drive.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:26 PM

how will sliding it out help me? i'll try
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:16 PM

Sliding the drive out essentially makes the laptop forget there is a drive there so it won't try to load it. Your laptop should allow you to boot from a USB device if it is fairly new (4-5 yrs. old or less).
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#10 nyyanks

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:03 PM

Unfortunately it will not boot from a usb; I will take out my C drive and report back when I do.
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#11 nyyanks

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:37 PM

would i have to unscrew it?
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