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Old 06-24-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Destructive recovery?

I am having the exact same problem as the one described here
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?p=183990

if you go to page 2 he says he corrects the problem by doing a destructive(full system) recovery. How do I do that?

The computer with this problem does not have any important files on it so I just want to do a factory settings recovery.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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If you have the OS install disk, just do a clean install of it. You will want to go into boot from optical drive, and boot it from there.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Destructive recovery?

I dont have the disc unfortunately... are there any alternatives?
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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Um, system restore if it is early enough.. What OS are you running?
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Destructive recovery?

Yeah, I want to do a full system restore.... I'm running XP

I'm having the EXACT same problem as what raftacon posted in that thread. I try do do something like system recovery, or enter safe mode but that gets me nowhere. It just takes me back to the black and white screen where I can chose the 3 safe mode options, or to start windows normally.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Destructive recovery?

Please someone HALP me
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: Destructive recovery?

sorry for the double/triple bumps but someone here must now how I can fully restore my computer to factory defaults in my situation. anyone?
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Default Re: Destructive recovery?

If you can get into safe mode do so and log into any account that has admin powers. Click the Start menu>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. Go back as early as you can.

What I think they meant by destructive recovery is wipe everything clean and start new. You said you don't have the CDs for windows, but does your computer have a recovery partition?

{Edit} I know you want your computer fixed, but please don't bump that often again.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:07 AM   #9
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I can not get into safe mode, or any other mode.

When the computer starts up I try to go to system recovery (by pressing F10) but I get an error message when trying to recover. The message reads:
"The section IDA_CREATE_USER_DRIVE_U does not contain a valid dialog template."
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