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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 7:46:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

After I used HP recovery on my computer I got a message saying that it could
not start windows because it was missing the system32/drivers/ntfs.sys file.
So, I looked on the web for the answer, and voila, I know how to fix the
file. But the problem is it needs a windows xp cd, and frankly either my
computer did not come with one or it's gone. I don't think i can download the
program. Can I get the CD without having to PAY for it again?

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 9:52:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

HP Pavilions that ship with Microsoft Windows XP do
not come with Recovery CDs. Instead, they use a hidden
space (partition) on the hard drive to store the recovery
information.

Read the following article thoroughly, then follow
the steps outlined to perform a "non-destructive"
recovery operation.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...

If a "non-destructive" recovery will not work, then you'll have
to resort to a "destructive recovery" which will reformat the
drive, thus wiping it clean of all files before Windows XP is
reinstalled.

Obtaining HP Recovery CDs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?product=710...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"funKEY computer" wrote:

| After I used HP recovery on my computer I got a message saying that it could
| not start windows because it was missing the system32/drivers/ntfs.sys file.
| So, I looked on the web for the answer, and voila, I know how to fix the
| file. But the problem is it needs a windows xp cd, and frankly either my
| computer did not come with one or it's gone. I don't think i can download the
| program. Can I get the CD without having to PAY for it again?
!