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Help With Hp System Restore


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#1 Tux

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:40 PM

I wanted to try out Linux to see how it would work.
I didn't really like it that much so I uninstalled it.
I stuck in my Windows XP Reimage disc sent to me from HP.
When I got to the last step (creating user partition) an error message
came up stating "Error, Cannot Create User Partition, Setup Cannot
Continue".
After that I hit the OK button, the only button there, and my computer
shut down. When I started my computer up again, it just went back into
recovery mode.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:24 PM

Was this set up as a dual boot or strictly Linux on the computer? Sounds like you might have to FDISK and then create a new partition and reformat
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:21 PM

I just repair installed an hp.
I used the recovery dvd I created with the recovery dvd creator.
See screenshot--

SEE PICTURE

I created a dvd.
2 actually.
It only asked for 1 doing the repair install.
The option for a full install was there also.
It worked good.

See another picture with other options for my HP restore

Hope this helps.

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#4 Tux

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:51 PM

Thanks garmanma I really freecked out thare for a min. Whare can I find this FDISK?

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:55 PM

Did you run linux on FAT32?

EDIT:
First thing, if you have run linux on fat and plan on running windows on ntfs, you will probably be best off wiping the drive clean. Removing the master boot record and FAT.
Active killdisk does that and better yet a tool found on the hdd manufacturers site designed with that purpose in mind.
Also called a low level format.

Second this would leave me wondering if you can use those HP disk to do a clean install. I would think you would need the full windows bootable cd, but I'm not sure. I hope you k'now what you are doing.

Third would bring you to that repartitioning part. Right you can do that with FDISK
Check - bootdisk.com
or
partition magic found on hiren's boot cd.

Then at last you would be able to reinstall on nfts.

Best of luck Tux and maybe wait and hear from a moderator. :thumbsup:

Edited by nightspydk, 25 November 2007 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:28 PM

Second this would leave me wondering if you can use those HP disk to do a clean install. I would think you would need the full windows bootable cd, but I'm not sure. I hope you k'now what you are doing.


On this computer on boot up you hit F10 to enter the recovery console.
I assume there you can do a clean install which will restore to original factory specs.

On my recovery dvd's the option to do a clean install was present.

If a computer is really messed up I have found that returning to factory specs is a good thing to do.

Of course,one will need to go to Microsoft Update & download & install all the lost updates.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:47 PM

Thanks for pointing it out. :thumbsup:
My main concern here though is with the master boot record and the FAT.
I doubt those would be wiped.

Trying to install windows on a pre-linux fat32 partition, probably ntfs also, might well require a wipe. That's what I'm saying.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 05:29 PM

P.S. I have the set of 8 Recovery CD'S. Is that the type that can do a full install?

Edited by Tux, 25 November 2007 - 05:51 PM.





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