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How to fix a completely formatted hard drive

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July 13, 2012 5:09:04 PM

I used an xp disk I have used many times before this time it was to scratched to read foolishly I loaded it anyways formatting my drive now my computer shows it can not boot due to corrupt or missing files how do I recover previous os with out disc it's an old hp ze400
July 13, 2012 5:42:14 PM

see if this works in this forum... (bump)
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a b G Storage
July 13, 2012 5:45:19 PM

I would try to copy that xp disk, and try again.
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a b G Storage
July 13, 2012 5:50:32 PM

And/or phone MS - you might get some sympathy/help towards a deal for an upgrade.
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July 13, 2012 6:03:01 PM

Disk failed multiple times ms might help it's a shot :)  but I stole the copy myself from an it guy at a local college kinda??? I copied it while he was out of the office can they tell the difference between a clone and the original copy???
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July 13, 2012 6:04:40 PM

also important information the computer is my roommates while i feel for his situation I am unwilling to spend enough money for an os to help
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July 13, 2012 6:13:46 PM

Best answer selected by XXxximmortalxxXXlol.
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July 13, 2012 6:16:00 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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