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Old 05-09-2005, 12:47 PM   #11
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Sorry about the post count. I didn't even realize I posted 3 times.

No, I'm positive I saved it. I went back about 10 times making sure it was still the same. LOL My mom might have a disk, but I don't know if the version at work is Home or Pro. So if I have the CD it will boot into Windows without re-registering or reformatting?

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:50 PM   #12
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i hope ... thatís the plan anyway i am not sure HOME or PRO will make a difference to the booting so it should be fine.
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Ok, one last question. If it boots up using the CD, will it be ok after that, or will it end up needing reformatted anyway?

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:59 PM   #14
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should be ok once you have booted it ... don't think you will need to format but you might have to repair install or something on the lines of that.
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Old 05-09-2005, 01:00 PM   #15
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Ok, thanks for all of the help. I'll update the post as soon as I find something out. Since it's at work, it'll probably be later this afternoon or early evening when I make it up there. Thanks.

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Old 05-09-2005, 01:03 PM   #16
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ok, hope it works out, not many users come back and update us you know they take there help and never come back!
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Updating now. I'm at work and put in the CD. It went to Windows Setup and started doing a file transfer. It asked me if I wanted to set up Windows, go to the Recovery Console, or exit. I went to the Recovery Console. Now I'm stuck. It went to a C: Prompt (DOS style) screen. What do I put in? I don't want to do setup because I want to try to keep from the old files getting deleted. Anyone know?

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Old 05-09-2005, 02:16 PM   #18
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shouldn't be doing that .. try an select Setup Windows i am not sure if it will format your drive?
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Hmm...I don't wanna take a chance on formatting unless it's a last resort and I think I'm going to have to format anyway. As I said, it's not my computer or I wouldn't be worried about it. Does anyone else have an idea if there's a command that will actually recover it? I'm going to try to reboot again with the CD in and see if it tries a different route this time.

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Old 05-09-2005, 02:29 PM   #20
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do you have a computer you can put the hard drive into the computer KEEPING your normal drive but have 2 and get your files off it!
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