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Computer not recognizing system recovery disk

by troykabob / October 26, 2004 2:58 PM PDT

Hi, I am trying to do a full system recovery on my HP Pavilion 6460 Windows 98. I have done this before on this computer, but this time the computer wont recognize the disc at all. I obtained a new recovery disc and still the same results. Any suggestions?

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What do you mean, "not recognizing"?
by Coryphaeus / October 26, 2004 3:55 PM PDT

The CD should be bootable. If you reboot with the CD in the drive, what happens?

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Re: What do you mean, "not recognizing"?
by troykabob / October 26, 2004 3:57 PM PDT

Nothing happens at all. Its like the disk isnt even in there. I tryed other disks in there and they work fine

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by Stan Chambers / October 26, 2004 3:56 PM PDT

If the disk doesn't automatically run, try this.
From the Start menu, select Run. When the Run window opens, type in the letter of your cd drive where the disk is located. Example: D:\ or E:\, then click OK. If the windows opens displaying the files on the cd, locate the Setup.exe file and double click on it to start the setup.
Good luck.

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by troykabob / October 26, 2004 4:04 PM PDT

Yes I tryed this and there is no setup.exe on the disk.

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by Stan Chambers / October 26, 2004 4:10 PM PDT

If you can access the files on the cd, at least you're not dealing with a drive failure.
There is an .exe there, it may not be named setup.
Try double clicking on anything that has an icon, until you find it.

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by troykabob / October 26, 2004 4:17 PM PDT

Ok I tryed to click on everything. There were 2 exe files one is called AMI.exe and the other is Copydisk.exe. Copy disk just says"source and destination are both required". And AMI just says there is a failure.

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by Stan Chambers / October 26, 2004 4:24 PM PDT

When you try to open the AMI file, what is the error message?
Exactly as it shows on the screen?

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by troykabob / October 26, 2004 4:38 PM PDT

screen comes up with:
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:PCILIST.TXT
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:ISAPNPID.TXT
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HELVB.FON
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:MODERN.FON
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:ROMAN.FON
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:SCRIPT.FON
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:VECTRA.SCR
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:VECTRA2.SCR
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HPMM.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HP97.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HPMV.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HP03.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HPSW.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HPWS.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:KEY104.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:KEY101.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:AMITESTS.INI
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HPG2.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:KBDDIAG.EXE
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:ROCKDIAG.EXE
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:HP98.KBD
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:DOS4GW.EXE
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:AMIDIAG.HELP
PKSFX: (W10) WARNING! CAN'T CREATE:AMIDIAG.EXE

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by Stan Chambers / October 26, 2004 4:51 PM PDT

troykabob, I'm not at all an expert in this area, but my best WAG is a faulty cd. I believe that you said earlier that other cds ran O.K. That indicates that this cd is faulty.
But if there is a simpler solution, I'm sure others will have an answer.
Good Luck.

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by troykabob / October 26, 2004 4:54 PM PDT

THE CD IS NEW, BUT THANKS

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Re: Computer not recognizing system recovery disk
by Kees Bakker / October 26, 2004 8:13 PM PDT

Troykabob,

Go into the BIOS setup, and check the boot sequence. It should be: CD first, or it will boot from the hard disk. That's the only way to use a recovery CD.

Kees

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Re: Thanks, Kees
by Stan Chambers / October 27, 2004 2:42 AM PDT

I completely overlooked the obvious.

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Re: Thanks, Kees
by troykabob / October 27, 2004 1:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Thanks, Kees

YES that worked! I am going to see tonight if it worked completely...Will let ya know. Thanks!!

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Re: Thanks, Kees
by troykabob / October 27, 2004 5:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Thanks, Kees

THANKS!! That did it! Works great Now! Troy

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