packard bell

  dottylotty 11:04 19 Jun 2011

hi i have restored my computer using the restore disc and now im stuck as i got thecongratulations your ready to go1 registration / set up packard bell page up then said click to finish and thats as far as it goes wont load up the main window just get the times icon . iv restored it again but still the same . went to safe mode but says not set up . help dont know how to get past this problem . thanks

  Taff™ 11:14 19 Jun 2011

If you`ve restored using the disc set you burnt when the laptop is new they may be corrupt. I would try to restore to factory defaults using the hidden restore partition on the computer. Can you post back the make and model of computer and someone will post back the sequence of keys to do this at start up. Usually either F10, F11 or F12

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:15 19 Jun 2011

Maybe a tattoo problem - common with these machines

Boot from CD into command prompt or DOS

In DOS prompt run both of these commands: q:\drivers\tattoo /importbin:c:\tattoo.bin q:\drivers\exths /importextbin:c:\exths.bin

When this is done, reboot and boot off your recovery CD again.

  Taff™ 11:15 19 Jun 2011

I assume you`ve already backed up your data!

  Taff™ 11:17 19 Jun 2011

I think either method will work - what do you think Fruit Bat /\0/\?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:26 19 Jun 2011

If the tattoo is damaged then the restore from hidden partition may leave it in the same condition

  dottylotty 11:49 19 Jun 2011

its IMEDIA MC 1608 packard bell x p it did restore and i used it to download i tunes and that but when the comp turned off and on again thats when it went to registration page and thats where it stuck

not sure how to do the tatoo thing

  dottylotty 11:50 19 Jun 2011

i did boot from cd when i did a retore

  dottylotty 11:58 19 Jun 2011

i did the tattoo thing said NO BIN FILE

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:11 19 Jun 2011

Does it have a floppy drive? boot with the floppy and at the c:\ prompt type

q:\drivers\tattoo /importbin:c:\tattoo.bin - press enter

then type

q:\drivers\exths /importextbin:c:\exths.bin - press enter

rerun the recovery CD

  dottylotty 12:48 19 Jun 2011


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