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Compaq Presario Restore?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xeng001, Aug 30, 2005.

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  1. Xeng001

    Xeng001 Thread Starter

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    My Father in Law has a Compaq Presario 5900T. His Hard drive crashed and I put a new 160G drive in it. When I try to restore the computer with the original Compaq restoration CD's it keeps rebooting without ever formatting, partitioning or anything else.

    Can someone help? My FIL is bound and determined to continue using this machine. I believe he is afraid of change.
     
  2. inuyasha320

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    you need the old hard drive

    the quick restore disks that come with compaq computers only work with certainpartition and hard drive sizes


    to get the 160 gb hard drive to work, you will have to reformat the old hard drive and install everything on it

    then copy the drive c partition over to the 160gb hard drive then use a partition program to increase the drive c to 160 gb
     
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