Using system recovery CDs - Warning!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    This may only apply to ADVENT users but take note:

    Due to an 'unfortunate accident' I found myself needing to do a full OS restore from the recovery disks supplied with my machine.

    All went fine until re-booting the machine I was told that I had to replace all the original hardware that had been in my machine :eek:

    Fortunately I had not yet given away my old graphics card (sorry ZAnwar!!) or chucked out the dial-up-modem card and I was able to do this. Had I been more efficient said graphics card would have been somewhere else and I'd have been knackered.

    Other thing was that the non-destructive re-installation wouldn't work (ADSL could not be recognised...) so I needed to do a full overwrite.

    BAH HUMBUG

    In the end to celebrate an extra 1/2 Gb of RAM I got the full XPP, so stuff you ADVENT :mad:

    Mubbers
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    maybe your recovery Cds were drunk :D
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    no they will b made 2 a specific setup so u must use that setup:(
     
  4. shirls

    shirls Guest

    It's probably the make ADVENT, I had a Advent laptop and it gave me nothing but problems (restarting when on internet) after months and months of putting up with it I had to have mylaptop replaced by a different model and manufacturer.
     
  5. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    advent have a feature in the dmi on the motherboards so if you change your mobo or any other component it will recognise it and will disable system recovery this is cuz advent have sum qualm about users using the software YOU purchased used on other machines
    Recovery Cds Absolutely S$^t F*&^"$G Crap

    [ahh fiddle sticks check out the post below its better]
     
  6. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    advent have a feature in the dmi on the motherboards so if you change your mobo or any other component it will recognise it and will disable system recovery this is cuz advent have sum qualm about users using the software YOU purchased used on other machines the only way to do it is to get 1 of their engineers to come out and update your dmi which they wont do if its not advent
    Recovery Cds Absolutely S$^t F*&^"$G Crap