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Can't Boot From Recovery Cds


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#1 ironphil

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:21 AM

I have an emachines 330, I want to recover from the recovery cds, but when i put the cd in and boot, the system loads from the hard disk although the bios setup says boot from cd first.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:18 AM

As I recall, there's a prompt in the upper part of the screen (during boot) that says something like "Press F11 for System Recovery" - have you done that?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:34 AM

Its supposed to automatically give a prompt with 2 options (1. Restore, 2. gtot command prompt), the cd light comes on but then the machine just boots to windows as normal.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:51 AM

Can you view the BIOS startup screen? Is the CD drive visible on it? If not, the drive may be dead.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:20 AM

I can see the drive in the bios. I can read the recovery cd when xp has loaded. The cd drive is clearly working. I think the recovery disk is like a system image?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:51 AM

Emachines PCs come with hard restore discs. (I.E. they erase everything) I Personally have a T2240, so this much I know
Command prompt won't help you either, because it's from 98-ME, unable to read or write to NTFS partions. if you are having Boot problems you need to find a boot disc to jump into XP from, and fix these files once you get inside, or use your hard drive as a slave drive to another computer, and attempt a repair that way

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:40 PM

As I recall, the eMachines recovery is like a image. Recently we were able to downgrade a computer to XPHome (from Media Center) by taking advantage of this (it copied the i386 directory from the recovery CD to the recovery partition).

Did you press the selection for Restore? And it still didn't boot from it? Did you insert the correct CD?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:03 PM

most Emachines come with 2 discs, the XP part itself, and the drivers. as far as I know, there is no way to load a recovery "partion" from these CDs the only option is a hard restore. and it will start from either CD
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