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Hard Drive Partition deleted, No Windows XP CD!?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Lockecole, Jul 10, 2004.

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  1. Lockecole

    Lockecole Thread Starter

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    OK well recently I was having problems with my PC and an MMORPG, I was trying to fix certain things, and well one thing lead to another, and files were deleted which were neccesary to start Windows. (These files which were deleted, were being shared by spyware, and other certain programs... )

    Well anyway, attempted to repair the PC, by installing the lost files by booting up with the "i series" Recovery CD-ROM for Windows Home Edition SP1A. Anyway the person, who was doing this apparently couldnt get it to work, and decided to install Windows XP all together. And by attempting to do this chose to delete the partition of memory which contained all my information. (MY HARDDRIVE) Well I dont believe I have a Windows XP Home Edition CD, because frankly, it was installed by the company I bought it from. I was only given this Recovery CD, and am not sure what to do. Basically I have an empty PC right now. Nothing.... Zilch.... Nadda.... :mad:

    Any ideas? Is there anyway I can order an actual copy of Windows XP? I mean I have the Serial Number and everything, just no actual copy of Windows XP on a CD. :confused:

    Edit: Pc was purchased from IBuyPower.com, I have yet to contact them about getting an actual hard copy of Windows XP, do you think they would send me one? I did purchase it technically.
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi Lockecole, Welcome to TSG !!
    Turn on the PC, put in the Recovery CD
    Shutdown the PC and reboot. It should start from the cd. Select Format and reinstall.
    If it doesnt start from the cd, at boot up press Delete or F2 to get into BIOS. Find the Boot Order and select boot from CD, Save your changes and reboot
     
  3. Lockecole

    Lockecole Thread Starter

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    Hmmm I was doing this over and over again, but at times it wasnt finding certain files while copying files. Saying this may be a corrupt version of Windows XP or something to that degree. Well its preparing installation, I tried it again. Thanx a bunch let ya know if everything works out ok.
     
  4. Linkmaster

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    OK
    It may take a while!!
     
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