Missing CD

  spex75 21:38 04 Aug 2008

I have not got the installation disk for my laptop - which is Win XP Pro. I have the licence key attached to the laptop. Is there anywhere I can get the disk or an image of the disk so I can do a fresh install?


  Grey Goo 22:07 04 Aug 2008

Have you checked for a recovery partition and/or a programme to make your own recovery disk. Make and model of laptop might be useful.

  spex75 09:05 05 Aug 2008

Its a brand new HDD so no recovery disk or any ability to make one :S

Laptop is FS Amilo Pro V2020

  crosstrainer 09:08 05 Aug 2008

There will be a recovery partition on your HDD. Access varies by brand, but is usually via the BIOS.

Contact your vendor if you are unsire of the process, as it will delete your data.

  johndrew 09:20 05 Aug 2008

Presumably your original HDD failed causing you to replace it. If your laptop is not that old you may be able to get a replacement from FS free, if not then they may want you to pay for it. The only other option would be to get a copy of the installation disk from anther Amilo Pro V2020 laptop and use that to write your new HDD.

If the original HDD is recoverable in any way, you could try to get the data from that, but it will cost as specialist action is likely to be needed.

  spex75 11:11 05 Aug 2008

Many thanks for the help

  Ditch999 12:26 05 Aug 2008

You canorder recovery media from FS but you have to pay for it click here

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