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Martinmartin
06-07-2006, 09:01 AM
Hi, I'm trying to restore my Packard Bell computer to its original settings using the Recovery Disc, but every time I boot up the computer with the disc in nothing happens. I'm guessing this is because I have Windows XP installed, but I'm not sure how to go about restoring thw computer without the recovery disc.

Would reinstalling XP return the computer to its original settings, and wipe all files etc? Or is there another way around it?

Thanks

pctek
06-07-2006, 09:26 AM
You need to go into the BIOS and set first boot device to the CD drive.
Then it should attempt to boot from the disk.

FoxyMX
06-07-2006, 11:04 AM
You also have to watch the screen to press a key when indicated for the computer to boot from the CD otherwise it will just boot into Windows again.

Not all recovery CDs will return a computer back to original settings but unless you are given a choice you can assume that it does. That means all files and data will be wiped and will need backing up if you wish to save them.