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Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914



 
 
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Old June 7th 04, 06:41 PM
Estrada
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Default Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914

I desperately need a recovery CD / reboot disk for WINDOWS
ME which came with my (son's) computer: HP PAVILION XT914
system P5209A. He lost the recovery Cd that came with it.
BUT - HP doesn't make them anymore for this computer and
Windows doesn't offer one either. The store/dealer where
we purchased the packaged computer also does not have them
(they refer me back to HP, who refers me to Microsoft, who
refers me to the dealer... (you get the idea). Bottom
line - I have a complete crash and cannot boot up the
computer in ANY mode (safe, normal, separate load). When
we trun on the computer - we first see the HP logo, then
computer goes to select options to open in safe mode, etc,
but no matter what we choose, the computer shuts itself
off. We can't get any further than that so can't use
System Restore.
I also can't write direcly to tech support at Microsoft
because they want the WindowsME registration number -
located in sytem info - but I can't turn it on to get to
it! I do have all info on the computer its'self (sytem #,
Serail #, Support ID)

PLEASE HELP!!!

WHERE can I get a recovery CD for this computer!

Thanks.
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Old June 7th 04, 07:17 PM
AAH
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Default Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914

From the manufacturer/supplier of your computer.


"Estrada" wrote in message
...
I desperately need a recovery CD / reboot disk for WINDOWS
ME which came with my (son's) computer: HP PAVILION XT914
system P5209A. He lost the recovery Cd that came with it.
BUT - HP doesn't make them anymore for this computer and
Windows doesn't offer one either. The store/dealer where
we purchased the packaged computer also does not have them
(they refer me back to HP, who refers me to Microsoft, who
refers me to the dealer... (you get the idea). Bottom
line - I have a complete crash and cannot boot up the
computer in ANY mode (safe, normal, separate load). When
we trun on the computer - we first see the HP logo, then
computer goes to select options to open in safe mode, etc,
but no matter what we choose, the computer shuts itself
off. We can't get any further than that so can't use
System Restore.
I also can't write direcly to tech support at Microsoft
because they want the WindowsME registration number -
located in sytem info - but I can't turn it on to get to
it! I do have all info on the computer its'self (sytem #,
Serail #, Support ID)

PLEASE HELP!!!

WHERE can I get a recovery CD for this computer!

Thanks.


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Old June 7th 04, 07:30 PM
Noel Paton
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Default Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914

Estrada
Can you boot using a floppy disk? - download the OEM ME diskmaker from
www.bootdisk.com, run it to create a boot floppy, and then try using that.
If that works, then look here
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=279736
and try restoring your PC to a time when it worked.

If the restore fails, undo the system.ini change, then reboot with the
floppy, and try this

SCANREG /RESTORE

pick the latest option of the 5 you'll be given, that is prior to your
problem.

Remove the floppy on the reboot, and see if that helps - post back your
results.


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"Estrada" wrote in message
...
I desperately need a recovery CD / reboot disk for WINDOWS
ME which came with my (son's) computer: HP PAVILION XT914
system P5209A. He lost the recovery Cd that came with it.
BUT - HP doesn't make them anymore for this computer and
Windows doesn't offer one either. The store/dealer where
we purchased the packaged computer also does not have them
(they refer me back to HP, who refers me to Microsoft, who
refers me to the dealer... (you get the idea). Bottom
line - I have a complete crash and cannot boot up the
computer in ANY mode (safe, normal, separate load). When
we trun on the computer - we first see the HP logo, then
computer goes to select options to open in safe mode, etc,
but no matter what we choose, the computer shuts itself
off. We can't get any further than that so can't use
System Restore.
I also can't write direcly to tech support at Microsoft
because they want the WindowsME registration number -
located in sytem info - but I can't turn it on to get to
it! I do have all info on the computer its'self (sytem #,
Serail #, Support ID)

PLEASE HELP!!!

WHERE can I get a recovery CD for this computer!

Thanks.



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Old June 7th 04, 07:39 PM
Rick T
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Default Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914

M$ won't be of any help; you have(had) a manufacturer proprietary
RecoveryCD which means it's HP's problem (and registration) not M$'s.

A program to make a WinME bootfloppy can be downloaded from

http://www.bootdisk.com (WinME OEM).

When you boot with that (changing the Booting Order in the BIOS if
necessary), type:

A:\ SCANREG /FIX
and
A:\ SCANDISK C:

and when you retry Windows (after removing the floppy disk from the
drive of course) choose SafeMode first. Then if that works try a Normal
boot Logged.




Rick


Estrada wrote:

I desperately need a recovery CD / reboot disk for WINDOWS
ME which came with my (son's) computer: HP PAVILION XT914
system P5209A. He lost the recovery Cd that came with it.
BUT - HP doesn't make them anymore for this computer and
Windows doesn't offer one either. The store/dealer where
we purchased the packaged computer also does not have them
(they refer me back to HP, who refers me to Microsoft, who
refers me to the dealer... (you get the idea). Bottom
line - I have a complete crash and cannot boot up the
computer in ANY mode (safe, normal, separate load). When
we trun on the computer - we first see the HP logo, then
computer goes to select options to open in safe mode, etc,
but no matter what we choose, the computer shuts itself
off. We can't get any further than that so can't use
System Restore.
I also can't write direcly to tech support at Microsoft
because they want the WindowsME registration number -
located in sytem info - but I can't turn it on to get to
it! I do have all info on the computer its'self (sytem #,
Serail #, Support ID)

PLEASE HELP!!!

WHERE can I get a recovery CD for this computer!

Thanks.

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Old June 8th 04, 06:23 PM
AAH
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Default Help! NEED RECOVERY CD for WINDOWS ME on a HP PAVILION XT914

Estrada
Registration number ?
Does it mean the "ProductId"?
if so then boot with floppy disk may win98
or as Noel and Rick suggested.
Change to Windows folder and find the
System.dat file.
Load this file into TextEditor(Edit.com)
and run the search command to find
"ProductId", if you go bit carefully you will
definitely find it and as well as the "ProductKey".




"Estrada" wrote in message
...
I desperately need a recovery CD / reboot disk for WINDOWS
ME which came with my (son's) computer: HP PAVILION XT914
system P5209A. He lost the recovery Cd that came with it.
BUT - HP doesn't make them anymore for this computer and
Windows doesn't offer one either. The store/dealer where
we purchased the packaged computer also does not have them
(they refer me back to HP, who refers me to Microsoft, who
refers me to the dealer... (you get the idea). Bottom
line - I have a complete crash and cannot boot up the
computer in ANY mode (safe, normal, separate load). When
we trun on the computer - we first see the HP logo, then
computer goes to select options to open in safe mode, etc,
but no matter what we choose, the computer shuts itself
off. We can't get any further than that so can't use
System Restore.
I also can't write direcly to tech support at Microsoft
because they want the WindowsME registration number -
located in sytem info - but I can't turn it on to get to
it! I do have all info on the computer its'self (sytem #,
Serail #, Support ID)

PLEASE HELP!!!

WHERE can I get a recovery CD for this computer!

Thanks.


 




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