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Topic # 29646 14-Jan-2009 09:09
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Hello, a while ago my sister stood on her laptop screen, took me a while to get round to looking at it, and removed the HDD formatted it and am now using it as a external disk, bit short sighted, but found a cheap screen for the laptop, and now would like to get the laptop up and running again. is working well, except the lack of a hdd and OS, She still ahs the backup/restore disk, and am wondering what the limitations are on these.

Can I use this to write to a new HDD (old 60GB, want a new 160GB 2.5")

Can I boot from the restore disk to install,

Sorry never used backup restore before, not too sure whether to buy a new OS, or use the restore disk. The main problem is the Disk is in Rotorua, and the Laptop is in Auckland, and won't be heading that way for a while, so not sure whether to buy or try the disk?

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  Reply # 189443 14-Jan-2009 09:26
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Yea if she still has the physical CD/DVD Recovery Disc/s then you should have no problem putting in a new HDD and booting off the Recovery Discs.
May need to check the BIOS to see if it is set to boot of the optical drive first.






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  Reply # 189445 14-Jan-2009 09:43
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Sweet as thanks, will save me some cash.

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  Reply # 190305 18-Jan-2009 08:04
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The new HDD you put in may have to be formatted first, may not too. Some recovery discs/installs wont see a brand new unpartitioned/uninitialised disk.



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  Reply # 190344 18-Jan-2009 12:06
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will check that thanks, actually got an asus recovery disk, from another laptop, the images on the recovery disk will be for acer hardware to an extent I guess? but do you think that would work?

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