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Operating system cd is for recovery?

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May 16, 2010 6:49:40 AM

i want to recover my laptop, but i'm not sure which cd is for recovery. and how i should use it?

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a b D Laptop
May 16, 2010 9:45:46 AM

There may be a recovery partition on the hard drive -- in which case if you install afresh from a Microsoft Windows CD you may lose some drivers and utilities normally provided by the laptop maker.

I would contact the laptop manufacturer -- though I'd imagine the issue is explained somewhere in the documents which came with the laptop.
a b D Laptop
May 16, 2010 3:16:50 PM

What is the make and model of the laptop? If you have windows 7 then the backup/recovery disks can be created from the control panel/backup.
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May 19, 2010 12:14:53 PM

no its vista, xps/ m1530 ... i used 1 of the CD but it said there is no such a file, .
the actual problem is my drive c had 8 GB free, but suddenly is became full, i though maybe its virus, i removed something but still it has just 100 MB free so i have to recover my pc, but how? i didn't find in the documents...
a c 572 D Laptop
May 19, 2010 3:18:01 PM

Why not just delete what ever files caused it to go from 8GB free to 100MB?
You shouldnt need to re-install the whole OS to fix a small problem like this.