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Old 12-31-2010, 12:28 AM   #11
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The operating system that came with the computer.
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okay and where do i aquire such a disk for xp (2003)
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okay so who wants to fix mine..ill send it to ya and pay...needs the wifi fixed and i have a vongo tray application issue?? and the disc drive doesnt like to work all the time
I'll do it, but it'll cost you a pretty penny to ship it. Would you rather me try to walk you though it? Have we done this before?
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has who done what before yeah walkin me tru it would be cool it would have to be via phone obviously
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I was thinking more remote desktop connectionish
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Wouldn't the RDC fail during the reformat?
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reformat is a last resort LOL
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well what is my other options does anybody have a recovery disc for xp 2003 i could borrow or buy
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When I was much younger and liked to play with everything (including registry) it was often my first resort. Of course back then, it was a 20 minute process.
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well what is my other options does anybody have a recovery disc for xp 2003 i could borrow or buy
Manufacturers used to send a restore disc or two with the computer, back in the day.

Later on, they just started putting the contents of the discs in a partition of the hard drive. In this case, you'll see a "Press F## for recovery" message just before Windows loads. If you see a prompt like that (on HP'*, it'* F11), you can recover that way.

(Sidenote: that and base-2 math are why your system'* 160 GB hard drive shows up in My Computer as only about 140 GB.)
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