Found 10th Dec 2008
a computer shop would charge for reformating windows on a laptop. Cheers

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bout tree fiddy

Usually around £40.00

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black gerbil1;3724340

bout tree fiddy



:?

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Predikuesi;3724350

Usually around £40.00



Do you happen to know which is one of the cheaper shops to go to ?

DIY :santa:

Do you have the OS software?

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happy donkey;3724396

DIY :santa:



I've lost the Windows Cd the laptop came with though, so not sure of any other way of correcting without it :thinking:

libbitom1;3724421

I've lost the Windows Cd the laptop came with though, so not sure of any … I've lost the Windows Cd the laptop came with though, so not sure of any other way of correcting without it :thinking:



System restore

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RedIron;3724427

System restore



How do I do that ? Seriously, I'm no good with computers when there's a problem !

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greg_68;3724416

Do you have the OS software?



No

Why do you want to format?

You could borrow a cd from someone, you need the drivers for any hardware too, unless there is a restore partition on the lappy HDD, some do :santa: whats it doin ?

libbitom1;3724455

How do I do that ? Seriously, I'm no good with computers when there's a … How do I do that ? Seriously, I'm no good with computers when there's a problem !



Which version of windows are you using?

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greg_68;3724481

Why do you want to format?



Comes up with a error message when I turn it on. Wanted to sell laptop and posted it on here a few days ago (can't find it) - I detailed what the error message was and someone said the error message meant it was a system error and that windows needed installing and reformating.

It says: the following file is missing or corrupt - WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

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RedIron;3724495

Which version of windows are you using?



Can't remember to be honest with you - haven't used it for months - had it about 2 years. So pretty recent one

I know you don't have the discs but thought ][COLOR="Red"]this[/COLOR] might help..or just put your error message into google..loadsa help, but you need the disc.

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greg_68;3724758

I know you don't have the discs but thought ][COLOR="Red"]this[/COLOR] … I know you don't have the discs but thought ][COLOR="Red"]this[/COLOR] might help..or just put your error message into google..loadsa help, but you need the disc.



Thanks. If I bought another Windows disc would that work or do I need the original one ? If I can use another disc, how much are they do you know ?

libbitom1;3724797

Thanks. If I bought another Windows disc would that work or do I need the … Thanks. If I bought another Windows disc would that work or do I need the original one ? If I can use another disc, how much are they do you know ?



I have no idea, but would a shop do it if you dont have the discs anyway? are they allowed to use their own disc or do they insist on you supplying them?

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greg_68;3724832

I have no idea, but would a shop do it if you dont have the discs anyway? … I have no idea, but would a shop do it if you dont have the discs anyway? are they allowed to use their own disc or do they insist on you supplying them?



Don't know........anyone ??

As long as you own the COA to it, get an XP ISO off the tinternet....(torrent) which hasn't been meddled with and burn it to disk and enter your key (on the COA sticker) when it asks..


That way it is IN MY OPINION legal as you own the license to USE IT...

Tim

(needs to be an OEM copy of the interent if yours is an OEM COA...)

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If I took it to a computer shop would it be Operating system installation or data recovery....or both ?

a laptop will have the licence key underneath, don't trust a torrent for your OS!. borrow a cd or copy of one from a friend, you are legally allowed to own a backup.
a reinstall is fairly straight forward just put the cd in power off then on and follow instructions.
post the make and model for more instructions.

what the make of the laptop and model no

on the windows sticker on your laptop it should say what windows version you had on it. I might be able to give you one depending on what one it is and talk you through how to do it on the phone. It would take about 2 hours (with gaps n between so would not need to stay on the phone for ages). Also what laptop is it,need the model number so you can get the drivers, have you got a USB stick or has your laptop got a card reader and have you got a card that fits? if you have either of them thats the way you get the drivers on it

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Chuckles1001;3725739

on the windows sticker on your laptop it should say what windows version … on the windows sticker on your laptop it should say what windows version you had on it. I might be able to give you one depending on what one it is and talk you through how to do it on the phone. It would take about 2 hours (with gaps n between so would not need to stay on the phone for ages). Also what laptop is it,need the model number so you can get the drivers, have you got a USB stick or has your laptop got a card reader and have you got a card that fits? if you have either of them thats the way you get the drivers on it



Yeah, just noticed that. It's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It's a Compaq Presario v6000. there's a s/n number, a p/n number and V6133EU. I'm rubbish with this sort of thing so don't know which one, if any, is the model number ! It's got the ports for USB but I don't have a USB stick or anything. No card reader I don't think !

libbitom1;3725790

Yeah, just noticed that. It's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It's … Yeah, just noticed that. It's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It's a Compaq Presario v6000. there's a s/n number, a p/n number and V6133EU. I'm rubbish with this sort of thing so don't know which one, if any, is the model number ! It's got the ports for USB but I don't have a USB stick or anything. No card reader I don't think !



I dont have a copy of media center (one I dont have), dohhh. I would try getting a disc off of a mate who also has media center or download the ISO from a torrent site (if your careful your be ok) have you got access to another PC, to download the drivers? if you can get the disc and can get to a PC to get the drivers I can help you, maybe even help you find the torrent if you cant find a disc?

here is a list of all the drivers for your laptop by the way

h10025.www1.hp.com/ewf…91&

the reason i asked about the if you had a PC is because I am on here on my phone atm lol

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