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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Re: Recover pavillion dv4000
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.
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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Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
Hello, Don't worry. You can rely on this photo recovery software (also recover audio and video files); it can help you recover your lost pictures from your Samsung Digital Camera (or SD card):
Photo Recovery for Windows Users http://www.uflysoft.com/photo-recovery-win/
Photo Recovery for Mac Users http://www.uflysoft.com/photo-recovery-mac/
By the way: Before your pictures are retrieved, do not save more files to the device (or memory card) in case the original files (your pictures) are overwritten.
For computers manufactured and sold in 2006 or later, based on the Microsoft licensing agreement, you can create a personal recovery disc to restore the computer to its original operating system.
If you cannot create a set of recovery discs, you might be able to order a set of replacement discs from HP. HP maintains an inventory of replacement recovery discs for several years after the product has been released. However, because of licensing restrictions, HP is only able to provide these recovery discs for a limited time. If the computer is several years past its warranty period, HP might not be able to supply replacement discs for your computer. If this is the case, you can install a new operating system that meets the minimum system requirements of your computer, or, alternatively, upgrade your computer hardware.
In order to reset your machine to the factory settings, just follow these steps:
Access the HP Backup and Recovery Manager
1. Turn on the computer and
hold down the "F11" key once the BIOS prompts appear on the monitor.
on the button labeled "Advanced Options" in the Welcome Screen once the
Recover Manager opens. Choose the "System Recovery" option and click
3. If the "Microsoft System Restore" window appears, select "No"
and click "Next."
4. The Recovery Manager will then prompt you to back up
any important files as the restoration process will delete all data on
the computer's hard drive. If you wish to perform a backup first, select
"Back up your files first," click "Next" and follow the on-screen
instructions. If not, choose the "Recover without backing up your files"
and click the "Next" button. The computer will then begin the
restoration process and restore the HP DV4000 to its original factory
I wouldn't try to reformat, I would try to 'recover' through the 'recovery console' which is available from the help menu under that search term. This will make the computer go back to its original Windows XP or Windows 7 state that it was in on the first day you opened up the computer.
hi this depends on the age if it is older than 3 1/2 year old approx, then you maybe able to put one in, other than that the easiest way to find out is to take the old one out, just look at the back end where it connects to the board, if it has pins in the back its ide if it has just a line of contacts then its sata...hope this helps
Did your PC come with recovery CDs? If not, did you back up your recovery partition to DVDs/CDs when you purchased the PC? If your answer is no to both, then your only option is to use the recovery manager to recover from the recovery partition in your hard drive. The only snag here is that if the initial problem was due to virus, this recovery partition will most likely have been infected with the virus/viruses and may not work well again. But if you have your DVDsCDs then you are home and dry. Just slot in the recovery DVD/CD and restart the system and simply follow the onscreen instructions. Really, it is a piece of cake.
when you start up the computer at the very beginning when it shows the logo it should have the key to press for system restore at the bottom of the screen usually on HP's and Compaq's its F11 at startup
Have you created the Recovery CD's? If so, put the recovery CD in the disc drive and restart your machine. Most notebooks start from CD first and then from hard drive. If not, you could change that in it's BIOS. (Press F10 at the moment you see the HP Invent logo).
When the disc boots it allows you to choose from multiple options. Choose the options that sounds like "Restore factory defaults" or something like it.
The D-partition is only used to create the disc and hold info. There is no software there to run for recovery.
I hope this helps, if you need more help just ask. I work at a company who is an HP Partner so.