How do you abort in-process windows xp system recovery

April 8, 2012 at 03:47:28
Specs: Windows xp home, intel celeron d 352
I am trying to do system recovery with the disk I made when I bought the computer and I didnt notice it was doing a system restore until it asked for a second disk, which I don't have. I need to stop it so I can restart in recovery instead.

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April 8, 2012 at 04:40:25
Depends on what brand computer you have. Some Recovery discs will format the entire drive and install the recovery partition and the windows partition, and some just format the windows partition and restore that.

It wouldn't hurt to stop and try to boot the computer to the recovery partition, I would tell you how, but you didn't leave your make and model of your computer.

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April 8, 2012 at 06:18:31
sorry about that. It is an emachine w3506 with intel celeron d 352 with windows xp home. I started to just shut it down but wasn't sure that was such a good idea.

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April 8, 2012 at 14:31:04
Okay, that computer is going to ask for disc 2 for the windows files. The recovery partition is most likely going to tell you that it is incomplete and that it needs the disc.

So you are going to need to get a windows home disc.

You tap the f11 key when booting to get to the recovery partition.

Start the recovery, put in the windows disc when asked, if it asks.

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