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Factory reset restore compaq presario V5000

Want to go back to original factory settings with windows XP

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SOURCE: Need help with Restoring computer to factory setting

The system restore you are using is the windows microsoft one and is unable to do a FULL system restore.

The whole process is listed in part of the manual but just in case you cannot find them then you can get the part that you are interested in on the COMPAQ SITE

You are interested in pages 8 to10 it may be that you already have a recovery partition set up which would help you greatly.

This involves repeatedly pressing F11 whilst the computer is booting up and then selecting RECOVERY MANAGER as outlined in this manual. Then selecting ADVANCED OPTIONS / RECOVERY / NEXT.

with any luck that should get you sorted but do remember this process could wipe your personal information so get that off the computer BEFORE you do any of the above.

If you get stuck post back in this thread and I will see what else can be done

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SOURCE: I wish to format my Compaq Presario v5000 and

Good day sir/maam, yes let me be of assistance to your task of formatting your Compaq.

Power on compaq and place your windows XP CD installer on the CD drive.
Here are the events that will take place.

  1. You need to boot the CD inside the drive. Go to CMOS setup (usually you press F10) and locate the first boot option, set it to the CD drive. save and restart.
  2. If the boot from CD appears press spacebar, or any key to start the boot process.
  3. At this point windows will load the series of files needed to setup windows. wait for it to ask you a question.
  4. You will arrive at a point to create a partition or where you would like to install the windows Operating system, we usually select C drive.
  5. Next is you need to choose what kind of format you want on the C drive, just choose NTFS, be it the long format or the quick one. (quick format mean the drive is only erased).
  6. Wait for the windows setup to restart, then the CD setup takes over the setup process. Wait for it to ask you questions on where you are, country and the likes.
  7. After setting it up, the XP setup will ask you the 25 letter/number serial code that can be found on the CD case.
  8. the setup will restart, follow the instructions on how to register your windows, or just skip the the process, you can register it later.
  9. On the input login names, place your name and add extra names if you want as login name.
  10. The windows setup is done, you now need the CD that comes with your compaq laptop, to setup all the devices on it, such as sound, video, usb, lan, etc. your done.
If you have questions or met errors along the way, feel free to ask, or if you have a friend who knows how to set it up, ask for help.

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