I have an HP Media Center pc. The pc has a recovery partition that has the I386 folder.  Is it possible to make an XP Media ctr cd from an XP Prof cd using win iso and files from the recovery partition ?   Also the recovery partition is fat32 and all the foldere show as a locked lock.  I can access the folders through a comand prompt. How can I unlock the folders in windows ?
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Have you just tried copying the files from the command line to a folder on your C drive. NTFS Dos Loader may be useful. Also if all else fails - make the HP Recovery Kit on blank cds as this Kit of recovery disks are expensive to order from HP when you mess up your recovery partition !

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staticaticAuthor Commented:
if you use msconfig you will see recguard, that is the file that loads that locks the recovery part.
i also have a media ctr m1070n. There is also a program in your program group that will let you create a one time cd recovery disk set. Also my media ctr does not have a floppy drive, although it does have an onboard floppy controller. I  powered down the pc and took the side cover off attached a floppy cable and floppy drive. Then I enabled the floppy controller in the bios. Then I booted off of my ghost diskette and cloned the whole hd to 2 dvd's.
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