Packard Bell Master Cd's

  bill.gates 20:41 29 Jun 2004


I have a Packard Bell Imedia 5044, my problem is I need to reset my machine with the master cd's due to a young lad accidentally formating my system without any thought...Grrrr...
When I start my computer it starts to read cd 1, after a short while it comes up with an error message (ERROR5) (Glue parts error). Then i'm left with the flashing c: prompt that does not respond. I have tried PB site without any success. Can anybody help me please?

  THE TERMINATOR 20:51 29 Jun 2004

Your cd is not damaged\dirty in any way is it....TT

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:09 29 Jun 2004

Clean CDROM with a lens cleaner CD and if no better.
Try lightly polishing CD with Brasso

  sicknote 22:17 29 Jun 2004

You need a bootable floppy disc or bootable CD which if you don't have you can download from

click here

  soy 23:20 29 Jun 2004

Yeh sicknote is right. The recovery Master CD comes with a boot floppy disk as well. If you don't have it, download it from the above link. Boot from the floppy first then it will tell you when to insert the cd-rom.

  sil_ver 00:44 30 Jun 2004

This was suggested to me by a PB guru

Make sure there is a FAT32 partition on the drive with a label of HDD and then re-try the recovery

  hugh-265156 01:50 30 Jun 2004

sil_ver is correct i had the same problem myself the first time i ever formatted a packard bell. make sure to label your drive HDD on the screen shown after the format of C: is finished.

type 'format C:/q' to do a quick format or just 'format C:' which will take longer and then press enter.

then label it 'HDD' and press enter. insert your cdrom 1 if its bootable or both the red floppy and cd1 both if you boot from the floppy first,then press ctrl+alt+del and away ya go.

  bill.gates 14:35 01 Jul 2004

Many thanks to all who responded with my problem.
My pc is now up and running....
I expected the answer if Bill don't know who does eh?
Cheers everyone.....

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