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drcspy
22-03-2008, 11:46 AM
Hiya gotta friend who is trying to fix a laptop and has decided the problems are such that they really need to restore it back to factory.......

they've gone thru all sorts of hoops and loops with the original retailer and compaq and cant get anywhere......

does anyone have a restore cd set for a compaq presario v3000 widescreen notebook

xp

Greg
22-03-2008, 12:19 PM
If I copied a disk from an Asus laptop, XP Home SP2, would that help?

drcspy
22-03-2008, 12:28 PM
thanks but it's not the o/s i need got plenty o/s cd's lol need the restore set for that particular comp

wainuitech
22-03-2008, 01:07 PM
Any reason you dont simply reload windows from one of the OS CD's you already have, Use the COA which should be stuck to the underside of the Laptop - then go to HP Driver download (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=us&product=1817059&dlc=en) <<<<< For that model of Lappie, and install the original drivers.

That way you wont get all the HP Crap that comes on the recovery CD's, and it will run faster without their rubbish

drcspy
22-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Any reason you dont simply reload windows from one of the OS CD's you already have, Use the COA which should be stuck to the underside of the Laptop

been there tried that with lappys before.........VLK can be problem.....

usually get to the point where it wants the COA but wont accept either the one from the sticker or the one I'll get from the system......

SPARTAN 860
22-03-2008, 03:24 PM
Ok, it doesn't matter, when you cannot activate a legal Winodws OS using a legal key, call microsoft, and then they will help you activate it.

drcspy
22-03-2008, 03:29 PM
thanks for your input but i've had this problem before

pctek
22-03-2008, 05:06 PM
I've never had them complain about the COA. Unless I've made a typo.

But Able Business Machines in Auckland I've found to be the most helpful, more helpful than ringing HP/Compaq themselves.

They are Compaq agents and can supply recovery CDs, that is, if its not too old.

drcspy
22-03-2008, 05:49 PM
well its only a couple of years old so i'm told.......thanks for that.....

Speedy Gonzales
22-03-2008, 06:23 PM
I've got restore cds (11 of them lol), for some laptop / notebook.

I just cant remember what the model was (its not mine, I connected the hdd from that to this), then copied the ISO's off it then burned them.

Burnzee
22-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Hi

Found THIS (http://www.freepctech.com/pc/xp/xp00066.shtml) bit of useless information. Might help don't know!!

BURNZEE

drcspy
23-03-2008, 04:20 AM
hm...........interesting thanks for that