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Topic # 8377 25-Jun-2006 14:34
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Hi I really need some help. This morning i used the Recovery Console on my NEC Versa to re-install windows with the non destructive recovery option (Keeps all your personal Files) All went fine until i tried to use a usb device on my laptop and it provided power to the device but it doesn't show up in windows. I Have also tested all my other devices (mp3 player, my 3 flash Drives, Phone and printer) The USB Worked fine before the OS was reinstalled (Win XP Home) But now it doesn't pick any thing up at all. I really need help!! Thanks Alot

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Reply # 39661 26-Jun-2006 16:23
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I Called NEC and they basically told me to take it to a shop to get it fixed. Any one with any other solutions would be great so I dont have to Spend any money.

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  Reply # 39684 26-Jun-2006 17:46
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back up your personal files, download all drivers you can find for your machine, burn them to a cd, then perform a clean install of XP + your drivers.... (clean = format the drive).

Ditch your recovery partition that you now know is worthless, and re-partition your drive to gain that space back. Once installed XP and all drivers, use Norton Ghost or similar to take a snapshot of your nice new 'clean' system, to use as restore discs int he future...




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Reply # 39686 26-Jun-2006 17:50
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Thanks 4 advice but I only have an external dvd Burner which is a USB Drive and there is only a cd reader in the actual computer.
Any other advice that doesnt involve deleting the whole HDD?

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