Restore disc question

  wesparmalee 13:54 17 Sep 2006
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A friend has given me his old Emachines 420 pc to use as a spare, the only problem is that the original restore disc is missing.The hard drive has been formatted, so i was wondering if a restore disc from another pc can be used.I have an old Emachines 770 complete with original restore discs, so can i use these to restore Windows on the 420?If not, is there any solution to get this pc up and running again?

  Jak_1 13:59 17 Sep 2006

probably not but you can but try

  wee eddie 14:41 17 Sep 2006

Ther restore disk will be tailored to the specific PC with all the relevant drivers included.

However it would be worth a try if there is any way you can list all the hardware and pick up all the drivers from their manufacturer's sites and install them via a Floppy or just possibly CD Drive.

  wesparmalee 14:49 17 Sep 2006

Ok will give this a try, thanks.

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