Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:26 PM
I had a few questions.
I recently resolved an issue with my computer, thanks again to bleeping computer!
The few times that I had major issues with my computer, I used my recovery discs to restore the computer to factory settings, and re-installed everything.
Last year, I had to replace my motherboard twice. Once was within warranty with Bestbuy, and they created new recovery discs for me. The problem was, 1.5 months after the warranty on the replacement motherboard was over, that motherboard died, and BB refused to do anything for me. So much for shopping there again.
I took my computer to a reputable computer build & repair shop. They replaced my motherboard with an upgraded version:
ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
(I don't know what version BB had put in under warranty, but I still have it.)
What I want to know is if there is a way I could ever use my recovery discs, either the originals, or the 2nd set BB gave me, should I ever need to recover my computer? The new motherboard came with a disc titled: NVIDIA MCP68 SE Chipset Support DVD Rev.519.01., but I don't really know what it is for.
My understanding is (I'm hardly an expert) that my new motherboard will not work with my recovery discs, and that I would probably have to send my computer in to be reprinted or something to HP for new discs. Is that so?
Will I ever be able to recovery my PC again, if need be? I do have a dedicated D Recovery Drive, but I've never used it.
XP Pro SP3
HP Pavilion m7580n