02-09-2008 02:45 PM
02-10-2008 04:37 AM
1: Has the installation of windows xp sp1 off another computers restore disk damaged/coppied over the restore area of the hard drive?
Yes, running a recovery disk set will blow away the existing hard disk contents entirely.Your friend should have made a set of Vista revovery disks before installing the XP recovery set!
3. We get to make trips to town from time to time if one of us purchased a new copy of vista or windows xp would that solve this problem or would there be damaged drivers that will need to be downloaded?
If your frined didn't make a Vista recovery set (as per above), your simplest course of action is to purchase a Vista recovery set from Levono. This will install all the correct drivers etc and will not requitre you to enter any key numbers etc, and will probably cost less than any retail version of Vista you woul dbuy over the counter
02-10-2008 02:22 PM
02-16-2008 05:29 AM
02-16-2008 05:53 AM
02-16-2008 12:51 PM
02-16-2008 07:02 PM
Running the recovery CDs from the HP Pavilion should have had no effect on the hidden recovery partition of the Thinkpad.
02-18-2008 05:28 AM
02-20-2008 08:04 PM - edited 02-20-2008 08:07 PM
02-22-2008 06:59 PM