I have a windows ME recovery CD that originally came with a Systemax PC, but I don't know how to install it.
I want to overwrite windows if possible but if not I will do a complete re-install. However, the CD doesn't autorun and it won't boot from the CD.
If I browse the CD the only file that refers to windows (the rest are utilities loaded on the CD)opens a DOS window and I have no idea what commands are needed. The original recovery instructions are missing.
Does anybody know how I recover windows from this CD?
Sorry, last post written before jolorna and VoG posted!
Thanks for the replies, but I have changed the boot order in the BIOS so it reads the CD first and it still won't boot from the CD. I suspect there's a key to hold down whilst it's booting but I'm only guessing and I've no idea which key!
Thanks, but again I had already tried that. The Tech-in-a-box application merely uses the System Restore and Backup facilities already on the system and a complete re-install only works if the original factory configuration still exists on the computer (mine doesn't). Also my system restore, despite numerous tweaks, hasn't created restore points for some time. When I try to run the 're-install to factory settings' feature it tell me to use the recovery Cd that came with the computer - catch22!!
So unless I can find a way to start from the CD I'm up the creek.
Woodchip - what do you mean? There are several uitility folders (drivers, tools etc,) on there including windows restore, but I don't know what you mean by big. I can open the folders in windows explorer, but the windows restore opens in s DOS window and I don't know anything about DOS so can't respond to the prompt.