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  1. jojohn

    jojohn Thread Starter

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    hi guys we have had this lap top sent back to shop before and it took forever to get back so this time we want to try ourselves, it's a BAUER mini laptop www107B/windows XP we would really like to put it back to factory settings but cant find how :mad: there is no disk drive and we can only system restore back a couple of weeks. the ''instruction'' book is as much help as a chocolate fire guard :D. (i have managed to restore main PC and its now working better than ever :)) this mini thing is just proving near impossible :confused:
    We are constantly getting the following message whether we continue or not!
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    if we can stop this message popping up i think we could live without the restore:eek:
    we do have the discs that it came with but i really don't have a clue. any help is great thanks;)
     
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    Is there a Recovery partition on the hard drive?

    What are "the discs that it came with"? Is one of them an XP installation CD?
     
  3. TheShooter93

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    As TerryNet said, if there is a Recovery partition on the drive, that is your best bet for restoration. If there isn't one, you're going to either need a Recovery CD or a Windows XP installation CD as well as an external disc drive.

    Get back to us when you've found and identified the CD's that "came with it" and checked to see if there is a Recovery partition on the drive.
     
  4. jojohn

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    The discs are XP re-installation
    and disc driver and application software
    i have plugged laptop into PC and played both discs but as i said b4 im a complete novice to this and i got lost :-(
    where and how do i find this ''recovery partition'' on the drive?
     
  5. TheShooter93

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    Since it's an XP installation CD, you'll be able to restore your laptop to factory conditions. But make sure to save all files you don't want to lose because you will lose all data while installing XP.

    Get back to us once you've saved all the desired files to an external HD, flash drive, etc and you have an external CD drive plugged into the laptop.
     
  6. jojohn

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    how long do u think it will take? its late here in the UK!
     
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    Without you saving any data, and if you already have an external CD drive, a fresh installation of XP could take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes depending on your computer's hardware and such. If you're ready now, I'll be more than happy to take you through the process. But please note that you will lose all data permanently after the fresh copy of Windows is installed.
     
  8. jojohn

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    that great thanks just going to load PC now.. do u need email address or any thing from me?
     
  9. TheShooter93

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    No, this forum should be sufficient for communication.

    But before we get started, here are some quick tips (not required):
    - Having an additional computer nearby to the one being worked on for access to the internet (specifically this thread).
    - A cold drink.
    - Something to keep you awake while staying up late fixing your computer.
    - Any software (antivirus, Microsoft Word, etc) that you will want to install on your computer right away, after the installation is complete.

    For a complete guide as to what to do, please go here:
    http://www.bootstrike.com/WindowsXP/cleaninstallxp.html

    [Note: If you get stuck at any point, or have any questions I will continue to remain on the forum for you a while. Installing XP is actually pretty straightforward, and once you're finished you'll realize just how easy it was. Good luck, and I hope you don't have to stay up too late!]
     
  10. jojohn

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    hahahha thankyou my pc is now loaded! do i need to usb link laptop to pc?
     
  11. TheShooter93

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    You shouldn't need to link your laptop to your desktop PC at all. The only thing you need is an external disc drive connected to the laptop to insert the XP installation CD.
     
  12. jojohn

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    ah the only disc drive i've got is my PC tower is that ok?
     
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    I've never heard of being able to do that, so I don't think linking your laptop to your PC and using the PC's disc drive will work. Unless you've done that before...?
     
  14. jojohn

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    ooohh sorry i thought they were the same thing?? i do have an old tower do u think that would work??
    sorry as i said i am a complete novice when it comes to things like this. :)
     
  15. TheShooter93

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    No, I don't think plugging your laptop into any desktop PC will work as an external disk drive. You're going to have to purchase something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118035

    Now fortunately, you can probably get one cheaper from a nearby retail store. They ordinarily connect via USB 2.0, or similar means to your laptop. You'll need this to install the fresh copy of Windows XP.

    Also, can I have the make and model of your laptop? I just would like to know what we're dealing with. :)

    And you're sure that your laptop has no internal CD drive?
     
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