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Recovery discs didn't work. My computer is now sitting with a clean hard drive and I can't get it to reboot.

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Is your pc set to boot from CD? If not or to check as pc is starting up go into cmos and make sure the boot option is set to boot from the cd drive. Hope this helps.

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How to use System Recovery console (steps)


Starting a Recovery

Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the F10 key repeatedly until a Recovery Screen appears.
You can also start a recovery from recovery discs, or from Windows. For more information refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in Windows XP .
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Recovery is taking too long
If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
2 Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.
3 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
4 If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.
5 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.
6 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.
Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
7 If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

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If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.

2 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.

3 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.

4 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.

5 Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

on Oct 13, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Where is the reset button


If you mean how do you return to factory condition, press F11 just before it boots and follow the prompts.

Recovering your computer without recovery discs
Creating recovery discs (or USB storage device solution)
Ordering recovery discs from HP in the United States and Canada
Finding recovery discs from other Web sites
Contacting Support
HP recovery discs can be used to return a computer's software configuration to its original condition. HP provides a recovery solution on the hard drive, but it is still a good idea to keep recovery discs stored in a safe place in the event of a hard drive failure. Use the sections in this document to obtain a recovery solution that works best for you.
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NOTE:HP computers designed for commercial use, such as Workstations or Pro series, use "Operating System" or "HP Restore Plus" DVDs. To order these types of discs, go to the HP Replacement Part Store . Recovering your computer without recovery discs You may not need recovery discs to recover the software on your computer. HP provides a recovery solution on a separate area of the hard drive. If the hard drive is still functional, you can still perform an HP system recovery from the hard drive as long as the recovery information has not been destroyed or corrupted.
To do a software recovery from the hard drive, turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key until "Windows is loading files..." displays on the screen. If your computer originally came with Windows XP or earlier, press F10 to enter recovery instead of F11.
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  • Dec 21, 2013 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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    Factory restore


    If your particular eMachines model didn't come with recovery media or you just misplaced the disc, you don't want to be caught without a means to restore the operating system.


    It's all too easy to accidentally download a virus or experience any number of problems that make your computer unstable.


    However, there is an option for restoring your computer without the original recovery disc by using the pre-installed recovery software.


    Use an external memory device such as a DVD, flash drive or external hard drive to back up the data you need to save from your eMachines computer.



    Any data that isn't saved to an external source will be erased when the computer is restored to factory settings.



    Remove any discs that are in the optical drive and unplug the computer's peripheral devices, such as an Ethernet cable or scanner.



    Do not disconnect the keyboard, mouse or monitor.

    Click the Windows "Start" menu and choose "All Programs."



    Navigate to "eMachines" and choose "eMachines Recovery Management." Click the "Restore" tab.



    Click "Password Settings" if you have not already set a recovery password. Type a new password in the text box and click "OK." Click "Restore System to Factory Default."



    Type the recovery password and click "OK." Click "Next" to wipe the eMachines computer's hard drive and begin the recovery process.



    Select "Finish" and wait for the eMachines computer to restart.



    Use the series of installation prompts that appear on the screen to create a new user account for your operating system, set the system date and time, and set up your internet settings.



    hope this helps

    Sep 21, 2012 | eMachines T2862 Desktop PC 2.66 GHz...

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    I have an asus u52f or also known as the u53f with the windows 7 version i caught a virus n did not have the recovery disc after i ordered from asus n loaded the disc once i cam to the utilities n drivers...


    Why didn't you just get rid of the virus which is the easy solution? Or you could have done a System Restore to a restore point (date and time) before you caught the virus.

    Unfortunately most times those Recovery Discs don't work. The best Recovery Disk that works is the one the manufacturer puts on your hard drive.

    Have you checked your hard drive to see if there is a Recovery Partition on it?

    See if you can run the Check Disk Utility.

    To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
    Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

    If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

    In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

    In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

    Apr 28, 2012 | ASUS U52F-BBL9 Laptop

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    Monitor to other cpu and it works fine. Tried recovery tools and rcovery disc but receive errors, boot from cd rom no emulation, and no hard drive found. Help!!!!


    First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.

    Jan 19, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario S5300NX (DM174A#ABA) PC...

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    My HP e9120f gave me the following error message the other day. "reboot and select proper boot device..." My first thought was my hard drive was bad. I could turn off the computer and after a...


    You might have another part that has gone bad. Check the RAM and see if it gives you any problems.

    There is a program call mem test that you can burn to a CD and test your memory. But if your no longer able to get to the bios:
    you def had a hardware problem.

    May 04, 2011 | HP DT PAVILION ELITE E9120f DESKTOP PC

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    How to do system recovery on compaq presario 5000 windows me


    Starting a Recovery Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the F10 key repeatedly until a Recovery Screen appears. You can also start a recovery from recovery discs, or from Windows. For more information refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in Windows XP . Back to topRecovery is taking too long If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:
    NOTE: If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).
    1. Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
    2. Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.
    3. If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
      • If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.
      • Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.
      • You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.
    4. Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
    5. If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

    Jan 13, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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    I just receiver recovery and system disc from Acer to restore my laptop to factory settings. I tried couple times and followed the instructions. The recovery disc formatted partition 2 on the computer but...


    Looks like your recovery cd is corrupted. You must obtain a copy of Ms Windows cd and install it using the license from the back of your laptop.If that doesn't work either its a hardware related (hdd) problem.

    Aug 19, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5620-4677 Notebook

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