25.06.2022 09:37 - edited 25.06.2022 09:38
I recently received a Medion 1189 in for recycling. It was in good working order so I decided to save it and use it as a vintage Windows XP gaming PC. I needed to erase the hard drive before I could take it home. I know I can reinstall Windows XP, and drivers are not a problem. I have a copy of the support CD, and can easily find any other missing drivers. However, I would like to fully restore the PC to how it was when it left the factory. Is there anywhere where I can download a full factory restore disk or image?
Edited: I missed a space in the subject line. Should read "PC MT6 1189 10005367".
05.07.2022 17:14 - edited 06.07.2022 08:13
Here on this service page from the english part of the forum, you find some information
There you find drivers and the english manual.
The HowTo restoring the factory is written on page 73. But for this to start the program PowerQuest you need the original
Application and Support disk.
For license reasons Medion normally doesn't distribute the old recover files. On Partition D normally the recover files are stored.
Edit: Indeed this pcs HDD has a third partititon E:, named Recover with the recover files.
That's what @mats749 referred to.
If you still have the original partition
D E: with the recover files, you might have a chance to get the application and support disk, if Medion still has a copy . But with a PC older then 12 /13 years I doubt it.
You could ask @Andi for it, In a similar case he could provide another user with a compressed file, containig the contents of the original "Application and Support" disk.You only have to burn a CD with it. This wíll enable you to restore to factory shipping, if you still possess the original Recover Files (in a folder recover).
on 05.07.2022 18:28
Hi, thanks for the replies. I needed to erase the hard drive before I could take the PC home. So it's completely blank. I do have the support CD (I coped the ISO file off before nuking the drive), but not the actual recovery files.
05.07.2022 19:26 - edited 06.07.2022 08:11
What do you mean by "actual recovery files" ? There are the only the files which came with shipping the PC
Whatsoever, the Recover Files Medion usually doesn't provide a second time, because of the Windows License, which is included.
If you are lucky you may find a friendly User, whose PC is down anyway, and can you send his image files. for the same model PC.
on 05.07.2022 22:30
I'm referring to the files you talked about in your post!
"On Partition D normally the recover files are stored. "
"If you still have the original partition D with the recover files"
I have a copy of the CD but obviously the recovery files aren't on that, they're on the now erased hard drive. I am aware Medion don't supply them which is why I'm posting here instead in the hope that someone in the community has them.
05.07.2022 22:46 - edited 06.07.2022 07:43
Ok. I just wanted to understand properly. If you had expressed it that way it was clear. In idiomatic german "Actual recovery files" are files with a time stamp shortly before now. (Sorry, I am german) 🙂
Anyway, I wish you success.