Monday, December 15, 2008

HP /Compaq - Restore your system without disks

I need to put this somewhere!!

**WARNING*************************************************************************************************

this will completely erase your computer and it will be in the same condition as when you bought it from the shop new. All your programs/photos, etc will be removed. 

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Many HP/Compaq computers have a recovery partition installed (most often you will see it as drive D: (e.g. PRESEARIO (D:) )

Either

1. If you need to repair/restore from the hard drive, restart the computer and press f11 when prompted.

2. It may also be possible to run from the start menu

Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager
> Advanced options > System Recovery

-- To burn your own set of recovery disks --

Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager > Advanced Options > Recovery Disk Creation

** warning - I think this can only be done once - so use good quality CD/DVDs (and make sure you have enough)

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