First post, by 9646gt
So my Multimedia S610 came in the mail and as I feared the original HDD was replaced and the tattoo was not backed up. As a result, when I use the 175525 it boots a restores everything, but multiple drivers are missing, first boot shows multiple errors for missing files (mostly for the antivirus I would uninstall anyway), and of course system credentials are missing. I know this is super easy to restore if you ever created a backup, but obviously that was not something the previous owner did. I heard the information to assist in restoring the tattoo is stored in BIOS DMI. Is there a way to recreate this hidden sector so I can do a proper restore or am I out of luck? There used to be a very knowledgeable guy for this stuff on UKT support but you can no longer create an account there and there has been no activity in about three years.
EDIT: I DO have a Packard Bell Multimedia R501 that still has the factory drive running Windows. Can I make a disk from there?