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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:33 PM
Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:53 PM
Have you tried tapping the zero key at power up instead of holding it down?
Do you have the following? Start > All Programs > Hard Disk Recovery Utilities? There may be an option to create recovery CDs or DVDs if not done so already.
Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? I'm not sure it will work but possibly making the HDDRecovery partition active may force the recovery partition to boot at startup.
Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:47 PM
1.Tried "0" - no joy
2. No recovery utility.
3. Great fresh idea. Will a try.
Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:19 PM
I have no idea if it will work but if changing the HDDrecovery partition to active does not cause it to boot download the Media Creator. It may be able to access the partition to create a bootable disk(s).
XP Media Center 2002 Edition was a weird duck. I believe the install came on 2 CDs.
Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:54 PM
Problem solved. Thanks for you ideas.
I cheated. I used a non-techie solution.
I went to the local computer club and borrowed an original recovery disk.
Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:01 PM
Whatever works. Thanks for taking the time to post an update.
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