As to no CD, ask them. But remember that many machines now have the owner create those restore CDs. Too many are not performing this step.
Don't ask me why.
I have a legitimate version of Windows XP that came with my 2006 Acer Laptop, but did not come with a recovery or system disk?!
For a couple of days, I had been getting an error that stopped the laptop from starting up, saying it couldn't locate an operating system. Then I'd restart it and it would start as normal. Now today I have a real problem. I think I caused it by accidentally leaving a formatted CD in the drive whilst trying to turn the computer on. I'm now not able to boot my laptop.
The error I get is this:
We appologise for the inconvenience...
windows did not close successfully a recent hardware change or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding , restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down toprotect your files and folders, chose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you arnt sure what caused the problem, chose start up windows normally
It gives me the options of starting in 3 types of safe modes (none worked, just kept looping back to this page after a promising Windows xp start up screen, normal windows mode and also:
Last known good configuration - i've run this one several times too, and one of the times i got the following message:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CDROM
Select R at the first screen to start repair"
Well, I don't have a setup CDROM, and have searched the net for it to no avail - can anyone help? I'm at my wits end!
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