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#1 billy pilgrim

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:06 PM

Hi...

I would like to install the Recovery Console in XP Home, but my computer came with XP already installed, so I have no Windows Setup CD. Also, I have SP2, so I cannot just run the winnt32.exe file from the i385 folder.

Any ideas? I've been googling for too long and nearly give up!

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:52 PM

Can I ask why you want to run the recovery console?
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 01:57 AM

Contact the maker of the computer and ask if the can ship a set of Recovery\Restore CD for your computer.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:57 PM

Can I ask why you want to run the recovery console?


I don't want to run it, but I would like the option. The last time I had computer problems I was unable to start in Safe Mode, and I understand the recovery console may still work in this situation. Plus, I am taking an XP Admin course and would like to "experiment" with it.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:00 PM

Contact the maker of the computer and ask if the can ship a set of Recovery\Restore CD for your computer.


I have the Recovery CD as well as 3 QuickRestore CDs... not sure the difference between them. I fairly recently used the Recovery CD to resert my computer back to the factory state... I thought that was all it could do.

I was also under the impression that I needed the original Setup CD for XP. Is that not the case?

Thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:04 PM

By the way, my computer is a Compaq Presario 8000Z, which I bought through Best Buy (never again).

When I used HP's chat help online, they pointed me to the same Microsoft Help website which I had already visited - and which failed to do the job. Specifically, I tried mathod #3 from here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898594/#

Thanks for your ideas/help!

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 09:10 AM

You can demand a Windows disk from HP which they will sell you after going up the food chain.
Method 3 requires the Windows Installation Disk.

If it is still under warranty you may have an easier time obtaining it.

Make sure you get one including SP2 so you do not have to go through making a slipstreamed copy.

Edited by Enthusiast, 25 July 2006 - 09:12 AM.





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