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Error message when trying to restore computer to original

by pennyo11 / August 22, 2004 7:25 PM PDT

I need to restore my other computer to its original settings like when I bought it but when I put in the restore disk I get the following error message:
F;\RCVRYCD.EXE C;\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT
The sysytem file is not suitable for running MS-DOS ans micrsoft windows applications.I have windows XP home edition .Hope someone can help....

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by glb613 / August 22, 2004 7:57 PM PDT

What's with the smiley faces? Are they part of the error message?

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by pennyo11 / August 23, 2004 12:28 AM PDT

NO...they are not....kids have messed up this computer and that is why I need to clean it up...there should be a semicolon and a back lash in place of the smiley faces.

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 12:25 AM PDT

This appears when people try to run a Restore CD from Windows. That rarely works. Please check the maker's notes on how to use the Restore CD.

Bob

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by pennyo11 / August 24, 2004 12:20 AM PDT

Where would I find the makers notes? We put the disk in the computer downstairs and it goes directly to a window that tells you step by step what to do......in the other computer it will not get past the error message.

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2004 12:59 AM PDT

"Where would I find the makers notes? We put the disk in the computer downstairs and it goes directly to a window that tells you step by step what to do......in the other computer it will not get past the error message."

They come with the machine or are online. I didn't see a make/model so I can't look for you. Many clones don't come with such and you get to pester the supplier for what nuances exist for reinstall.

Your post is light on details and why I have to ask you check the documentation.

If you are talking about a Microsoft made CD that has an OS, then the brutal truth is that the install is not complete due to Microsoft not supplying a method to fetch current drivers. That's a discussion in itself!

Also, the Microsoft CD can be tripped up by what's on the hard disk.

You have the details, but haven't shared.

Bob

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by llscheks2 / November 29, 2004 3:37 AM PST

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM -WHEN YOU FIND THE ANSWER - PLEASE LET ME KNOW - THANK YOU llschek@cox.net

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Re: Error message when trying to restore computer to origina
by snee / December 1, 2004 1:28 AM PST

i don't know how to restore - seems it might be worth backing up any personal data, then recovering the install serial for windows (usually a sticker is on the pc with this - programs can recover the encrypted key from the registry tho) - grabbing a copy of windows to re-install (using your purchased key of course) and loading up your apps and data. once you have a clean install, all patched up etc - make an image of the drive and burn it to dvd/put it onto a sperate drive. that way any future problems can be instantly (takes about 10 minutes) restored back to that point in time - drive imaging software also allows you to increment the image to include any new data files you may have created.

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