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Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:38 PM
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Edited by rms4evr, 25 March 2006 - 11:49 PM.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:05 PM
That's what I meant! Sorry, I don't mean to sound rude, but Toshiba (my computer's brand) calls it a boot disc. My parent's HP doesn't have a boot disc...instead, it has the restore partition.
It isn't a "boot" disk you are looking for, although Windows XP creates a set of 6 boot disks but you have to make them - or you can download a set from Microsoft here:
What you do need is either the Windows XP Installation CD or a System Restoration cd made specifically for your computer's configuration from the manufacturer of your computer which will restore the original Windows XP installation to what it was when the computer was new. Some of them have a repair installation on them as well which will repair your installation of XP without destroying data on the drive.
Some computers from certain manufacturers have a hidden partition on the hard drive which does the same thing as the System Restoration disk and is accessed by pressing an F key or DEL before Windows tries to start. Look at the bottom of your monitor screen while booting to see if there are any directions for this feature.
Let us know exactly what your computer is - the manufacturer, the model number, etc, and we will try to give you additional help.
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