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Help after trying system recovery disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mcatrucker, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. mcatrucker

    mcatrucker Thread Starter

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    i got a new computer and gave my emachines T2885 Windows XP to my brother it was running great until he decided to wipe out the computer which i have done in the past with the system recovery disks that came with it and when he did this about half way thru the recovery we get a ghost.err now it won't even boot up. i have taken it to 2 gentlemen who both charged me and didn't do anything to it but 1 guy gave me a win crash cd and told me that i could get the computer back up and running with this cd. well i have no idea how to use this disk but he charged me 100.00 dollars anyway said he just didn't have the time to fix it that the disk is all i needed. well i am broke for this and still no fix for this computer. HELP!!!
     
  2. tony007

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    Do you get anything showing when you try to boot up?
     
  3. mcatrucker

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    just a blank screen with a cursor blinking in the left hand corner.
     
  4. tony007

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    Also you could try cleaning the recovery disks and having another go.
     
  5. mcatrucker

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    tried that. i even used my burner on my new computer and cloned the disks but it does the same thing.
     
  6. tony007

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    What happens when you put the win crash cd in and try to boot up?
     
  7. mcatrucker

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    a slue of menu options comes up and i am not sure what option to choose.
     
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    Could you copy the options and post them here or are there to many? Is there a formatt option also a setup option???
     
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  10. mcatrucker

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    already contacted emachines they can't send me new disks without a fifty dollar charge to my credit card. thought maybe there was a way to get back into windows like when i had 98 a few years back it was very easy to get my hard drive back.
     
  11. caperjack

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    I can find no info on a win crash cd ,never heard of one ,it might be the ultimate boot cd !
    what was the ghost error ,you say you used windows 98 before ,i suggest you boot the computer to a win98 boot floppy and format the harddrive ,then try your winxp recovery cd again dos commands ,.http://www.computerhope.com/formathl.htm#01
    win98 boot floppy file .www.bootdisk.com
     
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