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#1 BATHSPRAY

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

Hi all please can someone give me a step by step guide of making a Boot disc so as i can clean my hard drive and put fresh back onto my laptop. I have the original Windows code on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop and blank DVD+RW's.

Many thanks in anticipation.

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#2 amalux

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:03 PM

Hi all please can someone give me a step by step guide of making a Boot disc so as i can clean my hard drive and put fresh back onto my laptop. I have the original Windows code on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop and blank DVD+RW's.

Many thanks in anticipation.

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Hi BATHSPRAY, welcome! Looks like you're all ready to go :)

Here's a guide, step by step :)

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:25 PM

I presume that BATHSPRAY was meaning something along the lines of "can I create a Windows (which version?) install disk from files already on my laptop hd?"

If that is the question, it could be possible, it depends on which files you have on your laptop.

Here are some info/related thread for XP:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=120423

and one for Vista:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=127624

Please post exact make/model of the notebook, which OS it runs, ....

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#4 BATHSPRAY

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:12 PM

Hi there its running Vista Home Premium

And its a Gateway m series M68286 model no.

Many thanks

And yes im trying just to wipe it so it takes it back to how it was when i bought it.

Thanks again

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:22 PM

Hmm..

Look on the initial black & white text that appears when you power on the computer.

If it says something like "Press x key to restore the operative system" or something similar to this text and then it might be possible to use this feature to reinstall windows without need of creating a Bootable DVD. (beware that it wipes all your documents in the process if you don't save them somewhere else)

Many manufacturers add this option nowadays. Of course that the displayed text or key to press is different for each brand.

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If you have the manual for the computer, it surely has the instructions for this situation.

If not, we'll be here to help with the boot disk! :)

:)

#6 amalux

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:32 PM

http://support.gatew...5418su531.shtml

#7 BATHSPRAY

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:21 PM

Thankyou Very Much To all That Replied

I have now managed to get through most of the process - i am just awaiting for applications to reinstall.

Again I thank you all so very much for such quick replies and accurate answers.

Kind regards Neil

#8 BATHSPRAY

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

Hi the Gateway laptop is better now ive done that.

Ive decided to do the mrs' laptop too.

Its an ACER ASPIRE 9301AWSMI also running Vista. I've tried the ALT & F10 keys but nothing is happening.

Can anyone please help with this one.

Thanks

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:06 PM

See if this applies:
http://www.user-guid...y/eRecovery.htm

Key combo to access the Recovery Partition when booting should be ALT+F10 and/or enable D2D in BIOS :)
http://forum.noteboo...ead.php?t=74919

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