msi cr610 notebook won't boot from disk

September 29, 2010 at 02:28:14
Specs: Windows 7
A friend in Croatia purchased a computer and I'm trying to set it up for her. It's a msi cr610 notebook whose online specs say it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium even though in the store they told us it has no OS but I can install Linux if I want.

The only thing resembling an owner's manual is a disk labeled "manual" so I guess that's it. I put the disk in and am prompted to press any key to boot the system. It appears to install windows, then I'm asked to choose a language. Next I get this:

"The system recovery file does not exist, and it might be already removed. If this is the first time you use this system, please contact your local distributor for further help."

I downloaded the manual from the link I gave you but it doesn't say anything about this. So now what?

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September 29, 2010 at 03:30:30
reboot and tap the F3 button, it will/should take you to the factory reset and should install the machine to its original installation, if its f3 try all the F keys one at a time, if none of the f keys bring up the restore app, then your disk has been wiped, but also try the the msi website for that model it may have a particular key combination to get into the hidden partition.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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September 29, 2010 at 10:50:38
Thanx, I'll try that next chance I get and let you know if it works.

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October 3, 2010 at 01:06:28
Called the shop, they said this is a sub-mark that does NOT come with windows (it cost less of course). So I'm gonna burn a live openSUSE DVD and install linux.

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