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Hp pavilion vista recovery options no boot up disc which option??

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December 4, 2011 1:57:22 PM

This desktop is pre-owned and does not have recovery disc. Windows will not start up have tried start-up repair to no avail, system restore no luck now my list of recovery options:
1&2 As above no good

3. Windows Complete PC Restore

4. Windows memory diagnostic tool= Did that And it says cannot communicate with disk drive.

5. Command Prompt

6. Recovery Manager

Can anyone suggest which option I should choose or perhaps something else I need to do please?


Many thanks,

katy
December 11, 2011 11:08:54 AM

Combat Wombat said:
Hey Katy!

One option is completing a fresh install of windows over the top, providing that you have backed up your data (If Any)

How to:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Instal...


Thanks a lot combat wombat-Just managed to fix my desktop- what I did is used my laptop's recovery disk (which I didnt realise, I could) which is also Vista (tho it's a different version) my pavilion then allowed me to use "system recovery" and made the back up disks- now it all up and running again-tho' I had to forfeit the "Ultimate" version for the "Home premium"! But I am just happy that I have it working and in a good state again.

Thanks very much for taking the time and bother to help me with this problem-appreciate it!

Regards,
katy
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