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#1 jose_007

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

Sir and friends,
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I have a compaq desktop .I wanted to reinstall windows XP pro with my original CD but I dont have audio and video drivers.Please suggest where can I find them???

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Last time a maintenace engineer visited my home and installed windows ,he made a ghost image on my hard disk.Can I use it to recover my PC ? and will the drivers also get installed along with it ?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:10 PM

The answer to Q2 answers Q1. :thumbsup: The image will contain everything that was on your PC at the time the image was made. Including drivers.

Anything that has been installed, added, updated since will be gone if you use the image. This includes any personal data such as music, pictures, etc. Be sure to back them up before using the image.

For future use, the drivers for your machine can be found here after entering the requested information about your PC.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

Sir,
Thanks.
But one doubt.The ghost image was stored on D drive.Will it remain after I run it and PC is restored ??

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:25 AM

Yes. It should still be there.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:29 AM

Sir,
Thanks for lightning quick reply.
Last doubts.
Can you suggest some online guides to use ghost and to install drivers ??(in case i need them)
Also when I entered my model number at compaq website i found 9 drivers.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=366158#N346

Do I need to install all ????

Sorry for all these questions but I am trying to install xp first time..

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:45 AM

You should have no need to reinstall any drivers. If so then we will cover it at that point.

Afraid I am not much help with Ghost. Or restoring using it. Did a google for it and found a lot of links but they were all quit old and may or may not help.

I`ll put out a request for help from the Staff. I`m pretty sure one of them will jump in with the needed info.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:56 AM

Sir,
Thanks for your effort and guidance.I will await reply from the staff.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:47 AM

Sir
I tried to run ghost but it gave this message...

""Ghost cannot run on Windows NT based systems(NT/2K/XP)
Please boot your system to run into DOS and then run ghost"


Can you suggest a remedy ?

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Jose

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:36 AM

Hi -
I have found This Item to be one of the best reinstall guides , as long as you have the XP CD to do a repair reinstall -
Please use which ever items above ,or this item , that you feel better with -

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:51 PM

We use Ghost a lot where I work, so hopefully my limited experience will be enough to help you out. :thumbsup:

Whenever we restore a computer using Ghost, we boot off a Ghost CD or flash drive, and restore that way. You can't restore whilst booted into the operating system.

What version of Ghost do you have?

And do you have the original Ghost installation disk?
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

sir,
very very sorry for late reply.
I don't know the version of ghost since the backup was made by the Maintenance guy(after we had to format our pc 4th time in 6 months..so he made a copy on pc so that we could restore our pc easily).If you can guide me how to know that ,then i can provide a better reply.

Also how to get ghost cd or flash drive


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:17 PM

Im thinking that since you have the original Windows cd using it might be easier and guarantee a clean install.
We can point you in the direction of your drivers with the make/model of the system
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:39 PM

Im thinking that since you have the original Windows cd using it might be easier and guarantee a clean install.

I would have to agree.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:21 AM

@keyboardninja and eyesee

Yeah I too feel the same way.Please guide me with what drivers to download,coz i have to do that before i start reinstalling the pc


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:24 PM

Download and save to a flash drive (or another computer) all 9 drivers you see under "Original Drivers" here.
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