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System Restore Not Working?


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#1 TheWound

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 03:47 PM

Hi, i'm having some problems reformatting my computer...I am not new to computers nor formatting a hard drive but I have never had this problem before. So my problem is that when I insert the system restore disk and restart my comp it tells me to push "R" to boot from the cd and start recovery so I push R nothing happens. So I tried using another system restore CD I have on startup it tells me to push any key to boot the CD so I push any key nothing happens again on both CD's it just does nothing just starts up normally to windows. So I know the problem is not the CD and i've already checked to see if anything happened to the keyboard and no...works perfect. Could a virus be causing it to do this? anyway if anyone has a suggestion or knows the problem plz reply :D

Thanks In Advance.

[edit]Sorry btw not sure if you need to know my OS but just incase its Win XP Home[/edit]

Edited by TheWound, 24 December 2005 - 03:54 PM.


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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 06:37 PM

When you are asked to push "R" for recovery, that will actually take you into the Recovery Console. (sometimes it takes a while for the Recovery Console to open, be patient ) Learn more about Recovery Console HERE. It does not sound like that is what you want to do. If you want to install Windows, when prompted you will need to delete the partition that the existing instance of Windows resides on, and then install the new instance to the unpartioned space. This is called a clean install that will include formatting of the harddrive. Learn more about it HERE. Another option is to do what is sometimes called an upgrade or dirty install. Learn about that HERE.
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