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xp booting problem not solved

By tommy50
Sep 24, 2006
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  1. hi, being a beginner to computers i think i have made a mistake.

    i have just bought a new laptop which came with a sp2 recovery disk.
    i used this disk to reformat my old hp pavillion computer instead of using its disk and now im having problems booting.

    when first installed the computer was running great untill i rebooted.
    all i get now is the blue hp screen for a second and then the screen goes blank. no error messages or anything.
    i have tried to reboot using the original xp disk(sp1). it tells me its checking disk and then itall goes blank again. i have also tried to boot from fdisk but it tells me to replace disk and try again. (made disk off another comp running xp sp1.

    can anyone please help me.
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    The system disk is made for the system it came with. Recovery disks work mainly on the computers that they're designed for. For instance, my parents' Sony has a system recovery tool that reinstalls Windows and installs all of the systems programs in a specific way that would not work in any other machine.
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