system and recovery disk

  bertrgd 18:14 09 Oct 2007

Can anyone please helpI intend to replace mother board with identical one. My problem is my system and recover disk can only be loaded on an elonex computer with a replacement board will the disk see the computer as a different machine if so is there a way round the problem other then buying a new xp disk


  skidzy 18:19 09 Oct 2007

As long as the harddrive is ok,no problem.
You may find you have to reregister your windows.
Also make sure you load the new mobo driver disc.

  bertrgd 10:24 10 Oct 2007

thank you for the reply. Unfortunately the hard drive wasc damaged and also needs a new replacement


  ventanas 10:33 10 Oct 2007

Then you could have a problem. Some recovery discs will load onto any hard drive, and the twenty or so I have from Evesham will testify to this. But others will look for files on the drive, and if yours is like this then you will have two options - buy a replacement drive from Elonex, which will come loaded with the files, or buy a fresh (retail) copy of XP, which is what I've done in the past. Unfortunately both are likely to be costly.

  bertrgd 11:05 10 Oct 2007

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately Elonex went bust last year. However I do have an XP Home I can use just wanted to see if I could use the XP pro save it going to waste


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