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Use the recovery cd and follow the steps for
1. Windows XP : Click here
2. Windows Vista : Click here

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How rto restore compaq sr5410f to factory settings

  • 1 Click "Start" and enter Recovery in the search field.
  • 2 Select "Recovery Manager" from the list. The "HP Recovery Manager" opens.
  • 3 Select "System recovery." Your computer will go ahead and reboot and reload the "Recovery Manager."
  • 4 Select "System recovery" and click "Next."
  • 5 Select "Back up your files first (recommended)" option, and then click "Next."
  • 6 Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • 7 Click "Next." The computer will now begin the restoration process and return your Compaq Presario to original factory settings.
  • Dec 23, 2013 | Compaq PC Desktops

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    How to find factory settings partition

    While many problems can be solved by less drastic measures, Compaq owners sometimes need to restore their computers back to factory new condition.

    If the operating system becomes corrupt, or if the computer is struck with a persistent virus, restoring the PC to its original factory default settings is often the best way to deal with the problem.

    While older Compaqs relied on restore CDs to restore factory settings, newer machines come with a recovery partition built into the unit.

    Shut down the Compaq computer and wait for it to power off.

    Press the "Power" button to restart it.

    Press the "F11" key as soon as you see a black screen.

    This will boot the Compaq into the recovery partition.

    Follow the on-screen instructions to back up any user files before the recovery process begins.

    Click "Next" to start the recovery manager and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Hope this helps.

    Nov 29, 2012 | Compaq Presario SR1120NX 2.66GHZ Tower w/...

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    I want to restore my computer to it's oreginal state how can I do that?

    you need the recovery cd by calling HP 1-800-474-6836 or orer it from hp website or try the f10 when you restart the pc it will bring up the system recovery this will take ur pc to the orginal condition

    May 22, 2011 | HP Compaq Presario SR1503wm PC Desktop

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    Have A HP 735P made recovery disks when computer was new the 1st time booted it up. Installed new hard drive. When I attempt to use the recovery disks I made from this computer I get a messege ''Recovery...

    The most likely cause of this, is that the new hard drive is not the same as the orginal. Restore media is setup to install only on OEM. Orginal Equipement. If the new hard drive is larger or smaller then the orginal it will not properly load.

    The easiest solution to this is if the new hard drive is larger, use a disk setup utility and create a partition the same size as the old drive.

    If your drive was retail the software to do this will have been in the box. If you purchased an oem drive you can download the drive setup tools from the manufacturers site.

    The drive setup utility is easy to use. Boot to it and choose setup drive. When selected it then procedes to the screen where you will need to set the size of the partition. 1024MB is 1 GB. This will help you detemine the size of the partition you need to set.

    Good luck

    Apr 02, 2009 | HP Pavilion 735n PC Desktop

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    I need to order a recovery disk for gateway desktop.

    you can order any replacement dics from the orginal company gateway. depending on how new the computer is your system might actually come with a system restore option that will bring it back to factory settings.

    Mar 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    I would like to restore by computer back to factory settings. I hava a Compaq presario V6000 with windows vista.

    For that you need the restore dvd from presario.
    usualy delivered in package.
    or it can be sent back by hp helpdesk support perhaps for free.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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    I can't get my system recovery disk to work so i can restore my computer to the orginal format

    If your recovery CDs have failed you have some options

    1. you can call the company who made your computer about a new set of restore discs

    2. you can buy an operating system disc such as XP or vista

    XP or Vista , Operating System Installation CD will setup the computer nicely , you may need drivers for certan things but not likely.

    Malfunctioning restore CDs really **** me off

    I just chunk em and load my XP pro disc

    ( multi machine volume license required if you wanna put it on multible computers )
    ( same with vista )

    but in some cases you may find that XP pro will install on many machines just fine.

    Thank you for using FixYa!


    Sep 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Clean the drive so it can be put back to orginal factory

    Compaq / Hewlett Packard Support Website. Make sure you have correct Compaq model (ie: Presario 5000). You should have a partition on the hard drive markes "system restore" or the likes. If not, you should have the O.E.M. (CD-ROM) that came with the system that will also let you re-install the operating system. A word of caution, if you try and re-install the O/S without the orgional CD-ROMS you may not have all the correct hardware drivers.

    Sep 13, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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    On my screen, I have "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt" Windown/System32/Config/System. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup...

    Try to boot in safe mode by pressing F8 while the system is booting.

    Once in safe mode, use system restore to restore your computer state to an earlier date when this problem was not present.


    Aug 23, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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    hmmm..interesting question..compaq always makes this an unusual issue. I'd say you'd need the restore disk, yes. You might find them through this link, but you'll need to do some digging, methinks.

    Mar 09, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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