pavilion 8674D recovery disk

January 13, 2011 at 16:37:11
Specs: Windows XP
My hard drive cashed and I had not created a recovery disk (and did not get one when I bought it used.) I have a new hard drive. What do I do now?

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#1
January 13, 2011 at 21:45:45
I believe that model came with 98. HP no longer carries the recovery disk. According to this site:

http://www.computersurgeons.com/hpr...

the one you need is 5065-4567. I believe that's an HP number. I've got some HP recovery disks. I'll try to check and see if I've got that one in a few days.

Or just get a 98 cd from ebay or anyplace that carries old software. If you updated the OS to ME or XP well, you'll need to get the ME or XP installation cd.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#2
January 14, 2011 at 08:12:47
Thanks. I got the same answer when I finally contacted HP by phone. I have a windows 95 OS disk with a windows 98 upgrade. I did not replace the hard drive yet. When I put the windows CD in when I received the boot disk error message, the cd driver powered up, but I got the same error message. Any suggestions?

Do I need a good hard drive in the computer for the OS to work?

Thanks again.


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#3
January 14, 2011 at 16:37:15
If you want to boot from the cdrom you need to make sure the cdrom is the first boot device in cmos/bios setup. If the hard drive comes before the cdrom then it'll stop there and give the error message. If the boot order is right it should boot from the cd regardless of the condition of the hard drive. But it might hang for awhile while detecting the hard drives if there's some problem with it. And of course you'll need a good hard drive to do the installation.

The size of the new hard drive may be a consideration. If the drive is too big the bios may not be able to detect it. And if it's been in another computer you should run FDISK and remove the existing partition(s), then repartition, then reboot and FORMAT. Then do the installation.

You can probably do the install with the 98 upgrade disk. Just start the installation and when it asks for verification of a previous OS it'll allow you to insert the 95 cd. Once it knows you've got that it should go ahead and install 98.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#4
January 15, 2011 at 06:41:29
Thanks, I will give it a shot and see what happens.

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