Restore Disc

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  1. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    #1 violet06, Oct 24, 2009
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    I have a set of restore disc for my compaq presario computer and there not working, when i boot the computer it tell me that "these set of disc is not for this model"
    I want to know is there anyway to make my restore disc work. The restore disc has the same model number that's on the outside of the case. Will someone please help me:confused:
     
  2. spiderman_pink

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    and your computer is which model?
     
  3. violet06

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    Model SR1033WM
     
  4. ricksy50

    ricksy50 MDL Junior Member

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    Restore discs sometimes check pc id inside bios and if its wrong they wont allow a restore, 2 reasons, stops multiple unauthorised installs and also boot up failiure because of incorrect drivers etc.
    Model munbers mean nothing your pc model may cover a range which have different components inside,maybe someone changed or upgraded it, if its shop bought take the discs back and get the correct ones,if you bought it used it may have totally different insides to what it was when new.
     
  5. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Yes i think your right the restore disc are looking for a specific code thats been tattooed to the bios chip which gives me that message eveytime, but is there a way around it?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Find out the code it wants and put it in the DMI of bios..

    other than that, make your own restore disk. There is no HP specific programs on it most likely..

    I would make my own...:D:D
     
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  7. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Can you help me put the code in the dmi of the bios or give me direction on how to do it, or help me make my own restore disc i will greatly appreciate it


    Thanks
     
  8. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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    Use the DMI boot cd in the stickies. You may need to change the DMI string to match the OEMBIOS files on your restore disk.

    HP and Compaq generally use one of these strings:

    Hewlett-Packard
    HP Pavilion
    Compaq
     
  9. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Sorry for sounding so ignorant but can you tell me how and where do i get the DMI boot cd, and also how and where do i change the Dmi string
     
  10. spiderman_pink

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    #10 spiderman_pink, Oct 25, 2009
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    check out this thread http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6351
     
  11. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Some of the download links on the link you sent me are not working correctly, and allthough i have read through that i am even more confused now, from what im understanding is all i basically need to do is get to the dmi files and change the files to accept my recovery disc right? first i will need to be able to get to the DMI files the DMI download link i have is not working. So if you can please help me get that DMI Software then we can move to the next thing. thanks and sorry for being so confused
     
  12. violet06

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    Thanks spiderman pink for some reason it did not work a few minutes ago but it works now on the link you just sent me now i will try it and see what happens.:):):)
     
  13. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    I like to ask one more question before i try this? will this iso work on my compaq presario because thats what i need it for.
     
  14. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    i think you still don't understand the function of the tool. but to cut things short, yes it should work. furthermore compaq is now under HP :)
     
  15. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    ok sorry for the trouble:confused:
     
  16. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    no worries! it's ok, you can explore the capabilities of the DMI tool later. right now, troubleshooting your problem should be the priority
     
  17. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Ok i tattoo the bios system with the iso disc and also notice there were some product keys above my choices which i wrote the one with xp pro, now what do i do?
     
  18. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    have you tried the restore discs to see if it works?
     
  19. violet06

    violet06 MDL Novice

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    Yes i have 6 restore dics i put the first one in and got the same old message these disc are not for this model.