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My Hard Drive Failed, Restore Disk Problems?


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#1 Tux

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:33 PM

I have an hp pavilion 542x, it's Hard Drive failed me so I bought a new one. When I put in the 8 Disk set recovery CD'S every thing goes fine until I get to disk 8 right after disk 8 is done It says creating user portion, and then it says: Cannot create user portion. Setup cannot continue. So I click Ok (the only thing to click) and then it restarts and goes back into recovery mode and says the same thing again. P.S. I have the right Disk format (NTFS)

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:14 PM

Hi Tux

you got the recovery disk? - how come you got 8 cd's instead of one? Pardon me for being stoopid.

Also, did you find out why your first disk canned?

What is your current disk?

After watching for hrs and hrs as the disks install themselves, are you satisfied that the formatting completed successfully?

#3 Tux

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:23 PM

I got 8 Disks instead of 1 becuase it's a full install of WinXP.

Edited by Tux, 26 November 2007 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:40 PM

what about the rest of the questions I posted? any info?

Have you used these disks before for reinstalling xp?
If not, could be the disks
If yes on this pc, this will take a bit of research..

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:02 PM

I used them 2 times, in fact.




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