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I could not start my Hp pavilion, then I use the restore system by using F11 and start my computer. Now all my files (my document) is gone. How I can recover my files.

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    Puneet Jain May 11, 2010

    Sorry, the system restore will make changes in the program installed/remove during the period. No file and data change been done during system restore.


    Could you please clarify me what the error you have got.


    Have you saved the files on desktop? Which operating system running on your PC?


    Let me know in bit more detail so I can assist you further.


    Regards
    Puneet

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It assume to be the case where you have done Recover for your Operating system with No backup files.
Restoration of the lost file is not possible here.

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F11 takes you to the BIOS/CMOS settup, and a system restore cannot be accomplished there. i suspect you went into the recovery console (notice i said recovery, not restore). in recovery, you have two options, non destructive recovery whitch only reinstalls the factory operating system and keeps your files. it does however changes the location of your files and you have to explore around to find them. a destructive recovery completely rewrites the non-partitioned segment of the hard drive which erases all files.........but............if you have done a backup which stores the files in the partitioned area of the hard drive, you can restore that backup with the back-up and restore utility.

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As long as you havn't deleted the 'hidden partition oir 'formatted your hard disk. then you will be able to 'reset to factory'

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There are several pages at HP for your machine. I think this one may be what you want.
You use the F11 key to start recoverry

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01612373&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=1817074

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Which operating system ?????.....
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
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Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
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What was the problem in the first place? Why are you trying to restore the computer?

Or reading wrong; do you mean the computer will not start? Boot?

Primer:
Disk Boot. -> The bootstrap files on the harddrive.
Bootstrap <- Make it easier to understand?

The basic Windows files.

Can't access restoration on the harddrive with F11? Quite common.
I mean, how crazy is that? Let's put the restoration files, (Basic Windows files), on the harddrive? So if the harddrive goes bad?????

Suggest you use the Restoration Disk.

{Pre-built computer manufacturers were packing the Restoration Disk/s with the computer. As time went by the manufacturers saw the users were not using the disk/s, or loosing them.

Didn't want to use, because of fearing computer damage if they error, or didn't even want to try.

Okay. Put the restoration files on the harddrive, then.
Have the new owner make a BACKUP, when the owner turns the computer on for the first time.
Save a few cents without providing the disk for each computer.
(Take a few cents times 50,000 computers, or more)

Hardly anyone makes a backup disk, when the computer is turned on for the first time. If the harddrive goes bad you cannot access the restoration files.

Computer manufacturers have gone back to packing the restoration disk, with the computer }

What?
Don't have the Restoration Disk? (I won't say anything about not making a backup disk. Could be failure time with it, also)

Go to the back of the computer tower, or up on the side. Write down the Serial Number. It's in the white Service Tag. S/N = Serial Number
(NO, do not post it on the internet. Only to an authorized HP representative)

Call HP Support.
In the USA call 1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Restoration Disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship. $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

For other countries use HP Worldwide Support,

http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/support.html

Do I think the Restoration Disk will repair the problem?
Dunno. Don't know what the original problem was. You haven't stated it yet.

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Follow the system prompt. But remember to backup your documents and files.

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Good luck.

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