Clean install packard bell 2311

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#1

hi, i am trying to do a clean install to my parents pc, its a packard bell 2311 istart, i think you can do the clean install by going into the bios but i cant remember and there website has changed, i cant find the info i need can anyone help?
mark


#2

Hi,

a clean install starts with a plain Windows install disc. :smiley:
In case you want to restore the factory preinstall, see if there is something useful here on PB’s FTP server: ftp://ftp.download.packardbell.com/DESKTOP/iMedia%20(2007-2009)/Documents/

Michael


#3

there was no disk supplied it is done via the bios! the pc is from new, i have done it before but it was a while ago! and i cant remember what i did.


#4

[QUOTE=md74;2544006]there was no disk supplied it is done via the bios! the pc is from new, i have done it before but it was a while ago! and i cant remember what i did.[/QUOTE]

That is confusing I never heard of install done via bios?? I think your confusing Bios update with HDD O/S install. I can see Bios update but O/S install isn’t done from the bios beyond directing it to install from the cd/dvd drive only to install Windows O/S. What O/S are you trying to install??? Clean install means you will need a full version O/S to install and the drivers if needed from Packard Bell site for the motherboard and any other drivers needed to make the Packard work.


#5

hi it must be via hdd, there is no disk supplied with the machine! it is a full install i have found out how do do it again!


#6

[QUOTE=md74;2544338]hi it must be via hdd, there is no disk supplied with the machine![/quote]As usual. There is a hidden partition on the HDD that contains the recovery data. Usually, the recovery process is described in the manual. On my Acer laptop, I have to enable “D2D recovery” in Bios, then I need to press something like Alt-F10 (forgot actually).
Also, there should be a “create recovery disc” application. Use it, and don’t forget to create the “drivers and application” disc also.

i have found out how do do it again!
So all is fine now?

Michael


#7

Oh, he’s talking about something similar to Dell’s factory restore partition…

Not sure how to access that on a P-B comp…

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