laptop crash

  cooshy 21:20 07 Mar 07
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after it crashed i tried to get my friends laptop working again but he does not have a recovery cd
i used mine which is for an evesham pc(about 4 years old) his is a 1year old acer laptop from pc world
i got windows back for him by using the repair disc option but when it was recovering i got loads of pop ups saying some files were corrupted and certain progs would not work
is this because i used my recovery cd and not the one that should have came with his laptop?

  skidzy 21:28 07 Mar 07

Was this a recovery disc or a windows disc,if you used a recovery disc from another pc....im amazed it actually got into windows.

Some systems have a hidden partition with a recovery/restore program.Normally something like F10 or F11 on startup will access the partition.

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