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Eternal loop using Hp original restore cd set (no scratches, new harddrive)

Kenny Hendrick
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Eternal loop using Hp original restore cd set (no scratches, new harddrive)

Is there a way to find out on the restore cd's if I'm using the right restore set for the correct machine? I have several hp's and although the set goes to my 7915 (7cd set) it goes on an eternal loop asking for Cd#1 as soon as it's done with #7....

The harddrive is new but we've tried the restore on three other drives and it's the same thing. This is a pavilion 7915 and i'm a tech (kind of embarrassing having to even post here but....I .... I just CAN'T be the only one asking this sort of question can I be?

sigh....here's a list of the hp's that I have here to repair:
7915 won't accept original restore set (but seems to accept xp just fine)