Solved winxp upgraded with vista, laptop, need installation disc

Zoostorm / 3355-7701
December 9, 2013 at 06:54:55
Specs: Windows vista, 1gb
Zoostorm laptop keeps asking for installation disc to be inserted (to solve error startup) but as I have no disc, is there any downloads available?

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December 11, 2013 at 12:14:46
Found these amongst others… doing a quick google trawl - using:

zoostorm restore to factory settings

as the search term/string…

And generally they seem to confirm the F8 routine.

Have look at each of them; and if you go/follow though (preview) the first one - you follow/click on the arrows in the upper display area (to the right) - it will review/detail each step of the process for you...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_i_...

However… F8 usually is to allow assorted boot options - not the least Safe-mode… But if I interpret the info at the above link.. it seems "zoom" have added a few options - or not; and gone away for a more common/normal routine? Typically many systems use Alt+F10 to invoke a restore (recovery partition) process...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...

Suggest you have a look at the above link too - and definitely this one immediately below - scroll down a little for a more detailed discussion.

https://forums.ebuyer.com/showthrea...

Not sure about this one being much help; but one never knows…

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1...

Overall it does seem the zoom brand has a few odd issues surrounding the way they configure them in general; and also to allow restore to factory gate status…

Again… whatever/however you do what it requires… FIRST safeguard (copy) all your personal files etc. to external storage - typically DVD these days… As any recovery/restore process will more than likely wipe all your personal and other files -completely. If you can't boot into it at present - safe-mode or otherwise… - then use the Ubuntu disk approach to boot up and save your files… FIRST.

Also look for/download the Hirens boot CD; another ISO download which save and burn to disk. It allows a few options too; often can repair a system, and also (I think) will allow you to copy/save files safely elsewhere...



#1
December 9, 2013 at 15:31:17
Google around, there might be some free ISOs you could make a boot disk with floating around cyberspace.

The easiest way to solve this, of course, would be to buy a Windows Vista install disk. If nothing else the Microsoft website should still be able to provide with 1 to purchase online.


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#2
December 9, 2013 at 17:21:17
This recent post includes some possible sources for an ISO - which you can download/burn to a DVVD; then use that DVD... However you may need a valid CD Key.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

If you have a key... ensure that is the same style as any ISO you may decide to use... If your key is an OEM (it will have those letters included) then you need an OEM ISO... You may have a sticker on the base of your computer for the OS; and it may show which style of the OS you have installed. It will certainly (or ought to) be for the OS as installed when delivered...

If you run a Belarc Advisor it will generate a complete report on your installation as is; and that will include any/all keys for installed software (including the OS).

Suggest you save the results; and also print them out for later reference...

Belarc Advisor is free - just do a quick google trawl/search for it...

Not being familiar with your make of laptop - Zoomstorm - have you also considered contacting them - or the vendor - to secure a suitable disk?

And at this stage of events... I would advise you to copy "all" your data/personal files etc. to external media; and verify the copies are accessible on the system that made them (if possible) and at least one other... That way they're safe in event of anything happening with the OS as is...

Can you manage to boot Safe-mode - at least? If not... get yourself a Ubuntu disk (a Linux variant). Boot with that and you will be able to access/copy/save your files as just above...

Google for Ubuntu ISO; save it to wherever; burn to a DVD - and so on...


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December 11, 2013 at 11:13:32
hi trvir, thankyou for info,I am told that the
"zoostorm" is actually a medion messed about.
However as you suggested I have contacted zoostorm and they have suggested pressing F8 continually at startup to get to the repair disc action, no success, but I've to contact them again if it did not work. will keep you posted. Thanks.

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#4
December 11, 2013 at 12:14:46
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Found these amongst others… doing a quick google trawl - using:

zoostorm restore to factory settings

as the search term/string…

And generally they seem to confirm the F8 routine.

Have look at each of them; and if you go/follow though (preview) the first one - you follow/click on the arrows in the upper display area (to the right) - it will review/detail each step of the process for you...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_i_...

However… F8 usually is to allow assorted boot options - not the least Safe-mode… But if I interpret the info at the above link.. it seems "zoom" have added a few options - or not; and gone away for a more common/normal routine? Typically many systems use Alt+F10 to invoke a restore (recovery partition) process...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...

Suggest you have a look at the above link too - and definitely this one immediately below - scroll down a little for a more detailed discussion.

https://forums.ebuyer.com/showthrea...

Not sure about this one being much help; but one never knows…

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1...

Overall it does seem the zoom brand has a few odd issues surrounding the way they configure them in general; and also to allow restore to factory gate status…

Again… whatever/however you do what it requires… FIRST safeguard (copy) all your personal files etc. to external storage - typically DVD these days… As any recovery/restore process will more than likely wipe all your personal and other files -completely. If you can't boot into it at present - safe-mode or otherwise… - then use the Ubuntu disk approach to boot up and save your files… FIRST.

Also look for/download the Hirens boot CD; another ISO download which save and burn to disk. It allows a few options too; often can repair a system, and also (I think) will allow you to copy/save files safely elsewhere...


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#5
December 11, 2013 at 13:47:21
If your laptop only has 1GB RAM, Vista never should have been installed. If you're currently unable to boot into Windows, I suggest you boot off a Linux disk & copy all your important data to CD, DVD, or USB device (flash drive, external HDD). Once that's done, completely wipe the HDD & do a clean install of an OS. If you want Vista or Win7, you should really install more RAM, otherwise go back to XP or install a lightweight version of Linux.

http://distrowatch.com/


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#6
December 13, 2013 at 08:35:19
Hi trvir, thanks again, I have managed to get a installation disc of earlier win xp, which after bit work was successful, (but had to lose files etc) had files backed up from earlier date, so not too bad. Many thanks to for your assistance and advice, I never knew that this forum existed, I will certainly recommend to others.

Have a very merry xmas and, best wishes for 2014


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#7
December 13, 2013 at 09:15:26
I've been across/involved with a few forums/fora over the years. Have to say this is one of the better (the "best"?) of those I found… Only one other compares with it - or used to in days of yore…

Some of the regulars, "long standing/olde-timers…" here know more than many/most - Derek, OtheHill, XpUser, Wanderer (very strong on the whole NT OS-family, and network issues not the least), CurtR, Jeffiner (actually Jennifer), DAVEINCAPS, phil22 to name but a few… They have helped more than few here over the years.

Enjoy 2014 and onwards...


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