amilo-forum.com

Everything you need to know about Amilo and Lifebook laptops by Fujitsu

FS recovery cd....but different laptop????

All problems with windows and windows drivers.

FS recovery cd....but different laptop????

Postby mazenimad » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:20 pm

am afraid i have lost my recovery CD :shock: nd fortunately my brother just bought himself an amilo pro nd mine is the amilo m6450g nyway just thought IF somethin hppns to my pc...i can use his recovery cd but with my licence key?? does it work dat way...nd btw can nyone explain more bout the sticky post of installing windows but not from recovery cd...nd why do i have to integrate the s-ata/raid drivers with the installation cd???????

thnx
Last edited by aspettl on Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: aspettl (Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:54 pm): Removed bold formatting.
mazenimad
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:37 pm
Location: uae
Notebook:
  • amilo M6450G

Postby Borkar » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:30 pm

Hi,

I am not sure whether that would work. At least you need the same type of Windows (Home or Pro).

You only have to integrate 3rd party drivers into your windows CD if you have a non-FSC windows cd and a RAID- or SATA controller in your notebook.


Regards
Borkar
Image ..... It works, if you do it right! ;)
User avatar
Borkar
Moderator
 
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
Notebook:
  • HP Pavilion dv9000t

Postby mazenimad » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:23 pm

hi borkar,

am really flattered with the information you gave me,but am afraid i still dont no what to do??
the recovery cd is da same os nd i have got a vague eg bout how the sata raid drivers work not enough to make me format evything nd try.....

but please feed me with info on this topic...should i try to install it from the recovery cd nd write down my serial key or should i just try the old fashioned windows installation???
nd it seems that my laptop isnt mentioned nywhere around this forum is there another name for amilo m 6450g????

thnks nd sorry for givin u a hard time,
mz
mazenimad
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:37 pm
Location: uae
Notebook:
  • amilo M6450G

Postby Borkar » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:16 am

The fsc website is currently down. So I cannot see which controller you have.

You probably have an Intel SATA Controller. Windows XP does not have SATA or RAID controller drivers included by default. So it wouldn't recognize any hard drives when you want to install Windows. Therefore you must have the SATA drivers integrated.
If you have a recovery CD that came with the notebook, you dont have to worry about it. The drivers are already included and everything is fine.
If you use a 'native' Windows CD or a Recovery CD that does not have the sata drivers included, you must add them to your windows CD to be able to install windows.

If you want to make sure and want to have your Recovery CD back, ask FSC for it:
topic,37,-Contact-address-of-FSC.html
Usually you can buy one there if you tell them your serial number etc. It should not be that expensive.


Regards
Borkar
Image ..... It works, if you do it right! ;)
User avatar
Borkar
Moderator
 
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
Notebook:
  • HP Pavilion dv9000t

Postby crimpdoc » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:28 pm

I'm in the same situation with a friends amilo pro v#, but unfortunately probably have less computing knowledge, we to have lost the product recovery and drivers/utilities discs !!

I've got hold of a different fsc recovery disc and indeed when I try run the setup it calls for missing SATA controllers and asks for a floppy, of which I obviously cant do.

I've been on the fsc site on my PC, found and downloaded the relevant bits and pieces in order to run a 'native' recovery disc. I tried to copy the fsc disc to my PC and add the downloaded files to it, however when I try the combined disc in the laptop nothing reads???

PC World seems to think the fsc discs may be quite pricey and I can't get hold of fsc (without trying the premium phone number that is). I'm reluctant to have an expensive chat and order the discs if then I find out something else is wrong with the laptop.

like I said I'm not a computer genius, so any help no matter how mundane (even if I've copied something wrong) would be appreciated.
crimpdoc
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:47 pm
Location: england

Postby Borkar » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:55 pm

you can convert the recovery disk to be a normal windows cd and integrate the drivers with xp-iso-builder. Please download XP-Iso-Builder and take note of the tutorial here
topic,26,-Installation-of-Windows-XP-Home-Pro-PE-FAQs.html

Regards
Borkar
Image ..... It works, if you do it right! ;)
User avatar
Borkar
Moderator
 
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
Notebook:
  • HP Pavilion dv9000t


Return to Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron