packard bell 850

August 30, 2011 at 22:25:21
Specs: Windows 98, 300/64
I got a Packard Bell Multimedia 850 and yes this thing is 13 years old, I had it for my friends kids to use and today the hard drive died. This Computer ran fine with Windows 98 and I want it to only see Windows 98. So I go and find the recovery cd and my cd drive ate it well that sucked so is there anybody out there that can copy there recovery cd and send it to me ill pay for the shipping.

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#1
August 31, 2011 at 02:04:56
You can maybe install xp on it, if you have another computer with xp and a xp boot disk, if your packard bell has enough requirements

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#2
August 31, 2011 at 02:13:30
It don't I would be lucky if Windows 2000 could run smoothly But I want to keep it all original and I'm trying to find the right recovery cd for it. Somebody out there still has the recovery cd laying around for this computer. I would have put xp on here but back in 2002 one of my fiends put windows xp on a P3 at 500Mhz and the speed was terrible so I'm just going to stay with Windows 98 on this computer. And if you were wondering I have a dell optiplex 755 for my personal computer so I'm still in the game well barley.

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#3
August 31, 2011 at 20:33:32
Post back what is written on the cd you wrecked, specifically part numbers or other info that will ID it.

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#4
August 31, 2011 at 22:23:05
The cd is gone blew up and the drive is shot. But here is the info on the case.
Model- 850
ID Number- 845468115
Serial Number- p482020176+
Windows 98
Here is a site I found on google about this computer.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2365...

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#5
August 31, 2011 at 23:35:36
The problem is the restore disks don't seem to show the computer models for which they'll work. They just have part numbers so there's no way to know what disk works with what PC. I did a brief search but couldn't find a specific disk part number associated with that model.

You can always get a 98 installation cd and do a fresh install. It wouldn't have any of the PB software the restore disk would have but the computer would work just fine without it.


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#6
August 31, 2011 at 23:43:56
Dang Alright thanks

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#7
August 31, 2011 at 23:54:29
http://www.computing.net/answers/dr...
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Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
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the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr


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#8
August 31, 2011 at 23:56:49
You're welcome. I'll try to look some more tomorrow if I get the time.

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#9
August 31, 2011 at 23:58:58
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/8...
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Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/...
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr


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#10
September 3, 2011 at 09:51:32
"my cd drive ate it well that sucked "
you could use this to test the drive, before you lose more cds you have to pay for,
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06713

larry


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