Reformat laptop

buwish

Splendid
Moderator
Yep. Usually the recovery disks are meant just to work with the brand of laptop that they were made for, hence your troubles. If your computer is unusable, you'll probably need to buy a Windows disk. However, if the recovery partition is still intact, you can try and access it by holding down 0 and then turning the laptop on (keep holding down zero). If it is still there, you should be able to restore the laptop back to factory settings.
 

masterjaw

Distinguished
Jun 4, 2009
41
0
18,590
1
You cannot do that, especially using recovery disc from different manufacturers of laptop. Even recovery discs of laptop models from the same manufacturer do not fit as they were different type of machines.

If you want to format your laptop and you don't have a recovery disc, secure all the necessary drivers of your specific machine from the manufacturer's site and grab a copy of windows. Then install the OS then the drivers.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Laptop Tech Support 2
C Laptop Tech Support 3
J Laptop Tech Support 1
B Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 6
D Laptop Tech Support 10
Q Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 2
O Laptop Tech Support 2
nVidea Laptop Tech Support 4
nVidea Laptop Tech Support 5
H Laptop Tech Support 6
V Laptop Tech Support 7
Dr Orgo Laptop Tech Support 2
Z Laptop Tech Support 1
user_friendly Laptop Tech Support 3
G Laptop Tech Support 4
H Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 2
G Laptop Tech Support 1

ASK THE COMMUNITY