I have a COMPAQ C700 Presario and it came with no back up cds nor for the oprating system, which is windows vista premium. Now is there a way i can start completly over erase everything and start fresh!
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Step 1: While many problems with Compaq Presario computers can be solved by less drastic means, there are times when the best course of action is to set the computer back to its original factory default state. Issues with persistent viruses or spyware often require this drastic step, as do problems with a corrupt operating system. Learning how to restore your computer to its original state is an important troubleshooting tool.
Shut down your computer and restart it. Watch for the Compaq logo, then press the "F1" key to enter setup. Press the right arrow within setup to go to the Boot menu. Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option. Change the first boot device to CD-ROM by pressing the down arrow until "CD-ROM" is displayed. Eject the CD tray and place the recovery CD that came with your computer into the tray. If you do not have a recovery CD, you can order one directly from Hewlett Packard. Shut down and restart the computer. The Presario will automatically boot from the CD and begin the recovery process. Select the operating system your computer shipped with. Many Compaq recovery CDs support multiple operating systems, so be sure to choose the operating system your computer shipped with. Insert the operating system CD when prompted. Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted. The license key is typically found on a small tag located on the top or side of the computer.
To restore your Compaq Presario PC f700:
Turn the computer on, then while restarting, Press and hold the F11 key.
Under HP Recovery Manager, select the option to perform a system recovery.
***Note*** Doing this will delete everything that are save in your computer. Back up your files before doing this.
Use system restore to set computer earlier date that was working fine. If there is a missing driver by symptoms please go to support.hp.com or http://h10061.www1.hp.com/ccsearch/search?method=mainQuery&qry=driver%5D&pname=Compaq+Presario+C700+CTO+Notebook+PC&ptype=consumer&stype=pn&spname=Compaq+Presario+C700+CTO+Notebook+PC&spid=3559331&productBigSeriesOid=3466273&pid=3559276&temp_hql=s-001%2Cs-002%2Cs-004%2Cs-003%2Cs-005%2Cs-006%2Cs-017%2Cz-001&lang=en&ctry=us&dlc=en&mode=lz&uqry=&pname_desc=Compaq+Presario+C700+CTO+Notebook+PC
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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution