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GM0318
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Registered: ‎10-11-2013
Location: Marietta, GA
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G41 Rescue and Recovery

Hi,

 

I recently replaced the hdd in a G41. I have the original RnR 6-CD set, but none are bootable.  Apparently I'm missing a startup disc.

 

Is this available anywhere?

 

Any help/advice is appreciated.  

Jamesroad471
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Re: G41 Rescue and Recovery

Which OS?  if xp pro .....  the part # 39K7201 and you gotta call 'em and order these. Curious, outta 6 cd and not one is the OS. strange but you can get your g41 back on track. i have the same model and it's very reliable...good luck\

jim

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In many cases the boot-CD is unreadable, caused by dirt or fingerprints.

Clean the CDs with a damp microfibre fabric and try again.

 

Please take care, that the CD-ROM is enabled as boot device in BIOS under "Startup"-"Boot".

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GM0318
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Thank you for the response.  It is clean and readable, but not bootable.

GM0318
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Message 5 of 5

Re: G41 Rescue and Recovery

Hi Jim,

 

Thanks for the response, and for finding the part. 

 

I agree, it is strange, as I also have a G40 set (4 discs) and it will boot to disc 1 of that set.

 

And yes, these machines are reliable.  After about 6 years of virtually continual business and personal use, I'm having a hard time sending it to the garbage heap...

 

I'll get this disc ordered, and thanks again for the help.

 

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