Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 1 decade ago

Pc recovery doesn't work?

Okay, so I had this fake antivirus that got on my computer. and I didn't have any antivirus protecition. PLEASE do not tell me, well that's your fault for not having protection. ANYWAY

so I decided to do a PC recovery. after the PC recovery was done it sended me to the part where I had to set up my computer. So it put up the please wait sign. after like,an hour it didn't finish loading or redirecting me tot he set up screen?! I turned it off and turned it back on again and it redirected to the Please wait screen to set up. What do I do? Because I'm getting really annoyed. am I basically Screwed?


I lost my recovery disc though. I dont know where it is

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    If you don't have a recovery disk, you can order one from your PC manufacturer. The cost is really cheap, like $10 to $25 usually. You must know your computers manufacturer and model number.

    Toshiba Recovery disks:

    HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Looking for Recovery Discs:

    Dell Request Backup Disks:

    These are all the ones I have right now. If you have a computer with a different manufacturer, let me know. Just amend or add to your comment and when I check back and see it, I will try to help by doing the same. Of course, you can always just buy a retail version of Windows too.

    If you need to use your computer until you can get the recovery disk, then I recommend that you download and use one of these LiveCDs. They are free and provide a complete desktop operation system on a CD/DVD. Just burn them to a CD or DVD, and reboot the computer (same as with the recovery disk) and you can access the internet using them. Firefox for web browsing, Pidgin for instant messaging (compatible with AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google-Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr), Open Office Writer for documents, etc.)

    You don't have to install these, just click Try Ubuntu/Linux Mint. No changes will be made to your computer.

    To use these, you will need a CD/DVD burner, blank CD or DVD media, and software to burn an .iso image or a USB thumbdrive which you can format and make bootable.

    They have better documentation for installing than any I could give you on the site there.

    (click the buttons marked Show Me How for instructions on how to try it, burn it, etc.)

    They will even ship you a free CD if you request.

    Linux Mint is probably the easiest to use one for a former window user. You can try it by booting from the CD, or even install it within windows like a regular program and try it out without altering your computer partitions, but it will be a lot slower loading and running from a CD, or even USB, than it is when running from an installation on the hard drive.

    If you don't like that, there are many more to choose from at

    Hope it helps you and good luck!

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    if u had inportant stuff that you would wanted to keep then you would of needed to backup your files on your computer. if you didint backup then just load the OS (operating system) its a disk that should of came with the computer

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