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Locks up system, won't let me get to administrative (restore)

I NEED A RECOVERY CD FOR A HP 7915 WHICH HP SUPPORT SAYS THEY NO LONGER SUPPORT. THE SYSTEM IS WINDOWS XP HOME OR CAN I JUST LOAD CDS FROM ANTHER SYSTEM AND OVERRIDE?

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Yes, use another system cds. Once you get windows installed you need to goto start, run and type in regedit. In the new window you need to click on HKEY_LOCAL_machine then click on software then click on microsoft then click on windowsnt thenclick on current version then click on wpaevents then right click on oobetimer that is on the right side of the window. Click modify and then in the new window simply hit the del key. Now close that window and the regedit window. Go back to start click run type in this:
%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
(PLEASE REMEMBER THE SPACE BETWEEN THE .exe and /a)
Now a new window with come up and click the middle option, to activate using the telephone. Now on the next window click change product key. Now enter your product key for your system.
AND your done. You may need to activate windows, but that is easy enough.

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There are multiple ways to reset the administrative password, some requiring more PC familiarity than others. I don't know what you are running, XP or 7 on this 2011 notebook but the below may help in either case.

If your computer is part of a network, the systems administrator can change the password without knowing the prior password.

If there is a 2nd administrator account on the computer and you know the password of that account, you can use it to change the password. See: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/I-FORGOT-MY-ADMINISTRATOR-PASSWORD/td-p/247032

You might be lucky enough to discover that even though you have had an administrative account with a password, you might also have one that does not have a password! To check for this, at the login screen press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice. Type is Administrator as a user name and leave the password blank and hit enter. You can then go to Control Panel's User Accounts and reset your password from there.

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How to Restore an HP System Without a Disc

The HP computer uses a Microsoft Windows operating system to allow multiple users on your system. When your computer isn't working properly, you can do a system restore to restore the computer back to an earlier version. When you restore your HP computer, you will get rid of any viruses or malware that are on your system. You won't have to get in touch with Microsoft or HP to perform this restore, and you don't need any kind of disc.Windows contains all of the restore applications you need for your HP computer.
Instructions
1 Turn the computer off and then turn it back on. Hold down the "F8" key when the computer starts to enter Windows Boot mode.
2 Key over to the "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" option with the arrow keys on your keyboard.
3 Log into your system as an administrator. Enter the administrator password into the field when prompted and then click on the "OK" button to log in.
4 Type "%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe" and press the "Enter" key to begin the computer's restore process.
5 Go through the system restore prompts to restore your HP computer.


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factory settings could mean performing a system restore to a previous state of the OS. I'll try to explain how you can perform each one of these methods in the article below.
Restore Factory Settings - System Restore System Restore is the in-built tool of Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to roll back the registry to a previous state. Note that it only "restores" previous settings for the registry and Windows system files.
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Restore Factory Settings - Recovery CD/DVDs Most computers come with either a recovery CD/DVD or a recovery partition that is hidden on the computer. This is true for most HP and Dell machines now these days.
If you have one of these, you can access the recovery from within Windows or during startup.
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You can also press the F10 key multiple times during bootup to get access to the recovery console in case Windows is not loading properly.
On Dells, you can access the recovery partition by pressing Ctrl + F11 immediately after the machine is turned on.
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If you have recovery disks you can also restore system by restarting the laptop with recovery cd inside.
Otherwise use HP recovery manager pressing F11 on startup.
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Restoring the PC to its original state by doing a system recovery ! Just make sure you back up your important data if you can before doing the system recovery !


1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Turn the system on
3. Immediately, press ALT on the keyboard and start tapping F10.
Continue holding ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
4. A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear.
(Release ALT and stop tapping F10 at this point)
5. There will be 4 options:
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2. Restore system from user backup
3. Restore system from cd/dvd
4. Exit

Restore system to factory default

1. Enter the password created when eRecovery was first started.
2. Read the on-screen warning and choose Yes.
3. Click Next. The recovery process will start.

When recovery is complete the system will re-start and will need to complete the setup of Windows.
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Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.


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1. If recovery cd/dvd's were created, they can be used to restore the system.
2. Insert disc 1 and follow the prompts.

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When setup is complete a process will clean up the recovery files.
Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.

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