HP Pavillion 533w

Hewlett-packard / 533w
April 30, 2009 at 07:43:06
Specs: Windows XP
i have a HP Pavillion 533w..a friend of mine was using the computer and decide to go to Local D drive and clicked on format...well i have no recovery disk and of course the system recovery will not work i get this message [hp system recovery partition not found. no software is available for reinstallation] i can't afford to buy the recovery disks. can anyone help me with this..is there something else i can do so i can get this computer back to the way it was? thank you for your time

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#1
April 30, 2009 at 08:47:09
Why the heck did your friend go thru with the format? There should have been a warning that said something like, "All data will be lost, are you sure you want to continue?", then the user has to press Y or N, so it's not like it was accidental. He (or she) caused the problem, make him (or her) buy you a recovery CD or a retail copy of Windows. In the meantime, go to the HP website & download copies of all the device drivers....you're going to need them.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#2
April 30, 2009 at 09:21:36
The so-called friend said he knew how to get my computer running better...what a joke..yes i will go and download the drivers you suggested. Thank you so very much for replying. I do have a [windows xp home] disc..but it is not for this computer..i do not have that computer anymore...when i moved someone stole it..i was working that day...bottom line you can't even trust your friends...anyway i don't think i can use that disk cause it was already in another computer..i was told you cannot do that...because if its in another computer it would shut both down and then i would be in trouble for using the disk for 2 computers...Again thank you for your time and help......

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#3
April 30, 2009 at 09:31:12
You could use a Data Recovery Software to recover data from even a Formatted partition or drive.
Computing.net advertizes this one ---
http://www.runtime.org
I think its free.

Some time in the future you will need those extra CDs for if ever
you have to replace the harddrive. Mechanical devices do not last forever.


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#4
April 30, 2009 at 09:45:45
Thanks for the link....i will work on that tomorrow...have to get ready for work.....thanks again...

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#5
April 30, 2009 at 09:57:17
"I do have a [windows xp home] disc...anyway i don't think i can use that disk cause it was already in another computer..i was told you cannot do that..."

You can use that CD to install Windows as many times as you want in as many computers as you want. What you're not *supposed* to do is reuse the same Product Key over & over. There are ways around that if you're so inclined, but it's not something that can be discussed in these forums. Google is your friend ;-)


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#6
April 30, 2009 at 11:50:40
If the product activation code key on your computer is for Windows XP Home, you can use that code and the XP Home disk you have to install a legal copy. When the new install asks if you want to activate over the internet choose no. Choose to activate by telephone, you should not have any problem.

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