OS down, how to make a boot disk for OS

February 26, 2011 at 07:37:52
Specs: vista, unknown/4gb
I have a compaq presario CQ60, While formatting the drive to install a clean copy of vista, the computer shut down.
The copy was a download not a disc.
I have tried to create a boot disc on another computer to try and install but no joy.
The questions is at this point what do I do? And how would I go about it?
I have read post after post on creating a boot disc for installation, but none seem to clarify it for the basic user as to how it is done exactly.
I would apprectiate any help to this.

From formatting the OS drive though, has it wiped any hp specific files also?

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February 26, 2011 at 09:49:03
You should be able to re-install from the Recovery Partition.


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February 26, 2011 at 15:09:08
Even a download ought to be bootable if you made it.

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February 26, 2011 at 18:39:11
it would be normally.
Have used a friends old xp start up disc and found out it may well be the hard drive.
am getting a
*** stop: 0x0000007B (oxF78DAC, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
error message now. on the hard drive test it is freezing at 4% and giving me the fail, replace hard drive signal.

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February 26, 2011 at 21:16:32
Would like to say thank you for the fast replies and the link for the info.
Am having to get a replacement for the drive.
Think i just wasted alot of discs on burning that might have been workable if not for the drive.

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