Having problems with your Microsoft Compaq Presario C501nr Notebook ?

Put wrong recovery disk into new computer.

\015 Because it was so slow operating.I decided to do a full recovery on my compaq presario notebook. I put the Compaq disk for my old computer model 1275- (1998-2000) into my new Compaq C501NR notebook (2006) to remove and reinstall back to factory condition. It removed the operating system, but then said my computer was not a Compaq and stopped working. I now have no operating system. What can I ***?\015\012\015\012\015

Answers :

Well now you know Recovery Disk do not work from model to model. Esp in Compaq/HP's case they are only for one model PC/Laptop. I have two options for you....
\015\0121) If the hidden recovery partition is still intact, you can do a recovery right from the hard drive. Most Compaq/HP's use the F10 or F11 sometimes. Anyways power off the computer and turn it back on. When the compaq screen comes up just start tapping the F10 Key keep tapping even after the COMPAQ splash screen goes away. If it works as it should, you will see the Recovery Partition Manager come up with option to do a Destructive and Non-Destructive restore. Choose destructive restore and you will be on your way. Remember try F11 if F10 doesn't work.
\015\0122) Call 1800-HP-INVENT and order a new set of recovery disk for the C501NR. It will cost you about 28-29 dollars, and they usually next day air them to you. You may have to do this option if the recovery partition was messed up by the OLD disk you tried.
\015\012Also, as long as the Windows sticker is still on it, you can take it to a computer repair shop and they can reload the Windows and drivers minus all the Compaq junk for less than 100 dollars usually.
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and more pertinent, the F11 option here. If you have the right disks, you should still be able to run them...you will just have to boot windows from the recovery disks...

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