I created recovery disks for this machine about 8 months ago in case of hard disk failure.
Yesterday the HDD failed.
I inserted the 1st Recovery DVD I created, and it comes up with the following message:
***THIS PC IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE SYSTEM RECOVERY DISKS
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO RECOVER THIS SYSTEM WITH THESE DISKS***
You are probably thinking I mixed up the recovery disks, and they are from a different machine, but this is not the case. I am 100% sure I created the disks with this machine !
Other than installing a new Hard Disk Drive, there have been no hardware changes to the PC since I made the recovery DVD's.