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by homes4us / April 23, 2013 7:12 PM PDT

Hi, New at this.

Problem with laptop Getting error message on start up asking for : windows setup disk using the original setup disk into cd-rom.
Select "r" to repair.
Do not have the disk. (Given to husband by a friend.) Was working fine until I went on the net to down load Free antivirus Avast. After installation. Told me not activated. Tried later to check on how to activate. (battery went dead) Left it off for a few hours while charging. On start up the problem occurred.
Tried going on the internet when the windows installer was trying to connect. I did try and find out from Microsoft Support why windows installer was always coming up when connecting to the internet. Was told I must first pay 65.00 euro.

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Re: disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 7:17 PM PDT

I'd visit that friend again and ask for the disk again. Much better than buying the wrong one at eBay.

Windows XP is so old that I doubt if the manufacturer (Dell? Compaq? Gateway? You didn't tell) still has the oriiginal recovery disks for sale. Did you loose those disks also?
And is there a possibility to boot from a recovery partition if you don't have those disks? That should be in the user manual.

Kees

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Re: disk new
by homes4us / April 24, 2013 4:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: disk

Hi Kees

My friend has left the country.

I do not know to try and boot up from a recovery partition. Can you help in explaining the how?

I will try and down load the manual for the Futjitsu - Amilo

Anne

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Re: recovery partition
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 5:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: disk new

Early in the process you press a magic key (the user manual says which one) and then a program comes up that asks if you want to bring the computer back to factory conditions. Some laptops have that, some don't (and rely on recovery disks that come with the laptop, or that you have to make yourself or that you have to buy from them). The magic key varies depending on the maker.

Kees

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