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Compaq Presario 700 (Windows XP)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hockeyboy08, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. Hockeyboy08

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    My brother recently bought a new HP desktop PC so he wants to sell his old laptop (Compaq Presario 700, Windows XP Home Edition) and we both agreed we should do a full restore to completely wipe the hard drive clean to it's original slate and we have the original Compaq ''QuickRestore'' discs and for whatever reason, they're not working. There is three CD's and not a single scratch or mark on any of them. I've tried to run all three on the laptop and the only thing that happens is that the folder containing the discs files on it is what pops up and no actual setup occurs like it says on the little piece of paper that comes with the CD's.

    This is what it says....

    First, if your Presario Notebook is attached to a Port Replicator (QuikDock), you must turn the power to the computer off, disconnect it from the QuikDock, and plug it into an external power socket. Disconnect any printer cables or other peripherals from the computer before using Quick Restore.
    1. Insert the Quick Restore CD (bootable disk) in the CD drive, and press Enter. A WARNING message appears advising that you are attempting to totally reformat your hard drive. Confirm by following the next step.
    2. Press 1 and then Enter to continue. The Power Quest Quick Restore Wizard starts copying and uncompressing data to the local hard drive. This process takes approximately 7-10 minutes.


    This warning message never appears and none of this ever happens. Does anyone know why? Any suggestions or ways to fix this? Maybe there's another way to do a destructive restore? Please help and thank you so much.
     
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    Is there an autorun.exe? Setup.exe? Any executable at all on the root of the disk?
     
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