Hi guys!!! I am having trouble fixing my computer. I was doing a system recovery program. I have done it before and it worked just fine. But this time, as I was doing it (phase 2, half way ) a warning box appeared saying: Cannot read drive M. Abort. Retry. ? I wrote retry but same thing appeared. Now dat I am trying to turn on the computer without using da windows recovery program cds there's a message error saying dat a file (windows)is missing in my PATH. Now i can't even get into the main screen. My computer was infected, dat's why I did the windows recovery program. If anyone could help me out, i will appreciate it. Thanks in advanced.
Last edited by carlossalsa8; 01-04-2006 at 07:02 PM.
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So you were trying to do a Microsoft System Restore or System Recovery??? System Restore will allow you to go back to a point in time at which you or a program has created a system checkpoint. A system recovery will format your OS hard drive and put back everything that was on it when it shipped.
It seems as though you have quite a bit of Storage drives on that computer to be up to the letter M:, unless for whatever reason you changed C: to M: ( I dont know why you would ).
The reason windows will no longer load is that probably when you were recovering it started deleteing things... windows .DLLs and things of that nature.
I would reinsert the system recovery disks and try them again, if no go try to boot into safe mode and check out your device management and see why you up to the letter M:
If it wont boot into safe mode try and get a copy of windows XP and boot with support from the disk.
By the way, the real spelling of "that" isn't "dat".
Your friendly reminder from the spelling police.
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The message you were getting is a disc read error. Try cleaning the disc and clean the drive (can of compressed or or something) and try running the recovery again. The reason why you're getting the error is because if failed to load all the files from the CD.
BTW WBBIRL the reason why the drive letter is M is b/c on some of those pre made systems like compaqs, HPs and so will lable its optical drives as M and N.
I've owned one of each a compaq and an HP and this was the case on neither, but thanks for the info
To me "dat" means "digital audio tape". I was wondering why the OP wrote:Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
"Now digital audio tape I am trying to turn on the computer..."
And how do you turn on a computer? Wear only floppy disks over your privates and gyrate your hips a little?
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