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I want to do a Full System Restore but...


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#1 jojoe0326

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:28 PM

I want to do a complete factory restore to my computer because I want to start over. I have a Compaq Presario R3000 Laptop but my problem is the CD-ROM drive does not function so it can not read the disk for restore. I tried F10 but that got me no where. What can I do?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

Hi jojoe0326 -

Do you know of ANY reason as to Why the CD unit will not work ?? Is it just jammed or it will not operate at all -
Even if you try to play a game etc. -

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:50 PM

an external usb cd/dvd will boot from this model I am pretty sure. It will show up as a choice in boot order in the bios if it is recognized.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:50 PM

It used to make a really loud sound towards the end and then completely stopped reading anything

#5 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:15 AM

http://www.getpartsonline.com/417064-001.html

pretty cheap.

Often the oem part number is for the drive with bezel and adapter. Most laptops drives optical drives are a standard size and are bolted into plastic and tin shells to get them to fit in various models. If you take the drive out it may have a mfg model number that can find a replacement core via google.




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