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#1 geh

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

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I picked up a H/P a807 that originally came with XP home and the last user put xp pro on it and it's messed up and has personal data on it. I wanted to get back to the original setup so I can give it to someone in need. I can see the H: recovery section of the hhd, but I cannot get to it. I've read and attempted almost everything I could find on the web to get it to do a destructive rebuild, but so far nothin I've attempted has worked. I have tried the F10 and looking at the files there are no H/P tools to select to get the thing to try and get back to the H: drive. If I go to the disc manager it shows the drive, but its grayed out and I can't make it active to get the F10 to work. The disc manager show the partition as 0 and says its good. I read on one site that possible that the mbr was over written when xp pro was installed and that's why I can't get it to recovery the original data off the H: recovery drive. I found one guy who had a program line from an H/P that stated something H:\ininstall\system32 I can't remember now the info at home and I'm at work. I tried that and it showed some dll files missing and other that I can't remember. I'm at my wits end maybe I'm just silly, but I'd really like to get this back to original, the data appears to be there I just can't get to it. I don't know if there is a boot cd I can down load that will force it to open the H: drive files, thanks so much, sorry about the long posting!!
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#2 frankp316

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

If you're going to give it away, you might as well wipe it clean and go to the link below and download the appropriate software. That would be a lot easier than what you are trying to do.





http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=453539#N547

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

I thought about that too! but reading down thru some of the other postings I found what may do what I want thr TestDisk software. I'll find out and let everyone know here what happens, it will be tomorrow or Monday thanks!!! :clapping:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

System Specs

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07144&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=&lc=en&product=453539 , see Starting A Recovery.

Bottom line...you can contact HP for replacement recovery disks for that system, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07143&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=453539&tmp_track_link=ot_search .

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

Louis,

Thanks I'm on a limited budget and need to get this unit cleaned up soon, I'll check the links thanks
greg :clapping:




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