While all the emachines I ran into came with restore CDs or you can make such when you want later this is like leaving the spare time in Oregon and you head out then get a flat tire. Guess what, you have to pay up.
Here's something to try -> http://www.easydesksoftware.com/recovery.htm
I've never had to do that. But then again I make a pair of disaster kits for each PC.
I accidentally deleted it a long time ago, so there is no use trying to "recover" it (although i did try "winundelete" to no avail. Since i am now preparing for the inevitable hard drive failure (mine is over 3 years old), I am wondering what I can do.
My computer is an emachines t6212. I have never had a problem. I have installed a new soundcard, graphics card and extra ram, probably all before i deleted i386.
Now, my friend has an emachines, not the same model #, but he purchased it around the same time as I, back in 2005. His computer has C:\I386.
My question is, can i copy this folder onto a blank dvd and re-copy it onto my existing internal drive? I also have an external drive, and I am getting a 2nd internal drive. Should i copy it onto one of these drives?
WILL THIS EVEN WORK? I do not want to have to buy a copy of XP if i do not have too. And no, I do not know of anyone who has an actual XP installation disc.
Thanks in advance,