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Recover pavillion dv4000

I am trying to do a complete recovery on my laptop. I would like to get it back to the original state it was in when I purchased it. It will not let me delete the original xp partition or over write it. I have tried to run a repair on the original installation and now it just powers off in the middle of anything I try. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • masterpiecew Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks guys.....I found out that hp has multiple methods to recover your computer. Depending on which computer you own, you might have a set of recovery disk, xp install disk, and at times you'll have to make your own recovery disk when you first purchase the computer. Still not sure why the computer kept shutting down in the middle of the recovery (maybe a virus). After a few attempts it finally took and everythings good. Thanks again for your help.

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Get yourself a copy of xp or whatever.make sure you have boot from cd enabled in bios.make sure you have the disk in and startup.select install new .all information on disk will be lost warning will show.select ok .this is only brief assuming you know exactly what im on about.if you need to know more let me know.

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Ok. There are a couple of ways you can do this. Firstly, most laptops come with a manufacturer's recovery cd. By either running this in Windows or by booting from it, should give you the option of, or similar to, re-installing, repair, and recovery. Following this link can guide you through that process:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&docname=c00608578

If you are having trouble reformatting and deleting the original partition, then it might be that you have the Virus Warning (Enabled) in your BIOS. Open your BIOS and take a look, if you find it, disable it, and try again. When Enabled, it stops anything being written or deleted from the boot sector. Don't worry if you can't find it, not all BIOS have the option.

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