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I used a hp restore plus cd on my hp xw4300 workstation and i dont have the second disk it is asking for.i need to restore my tower .all i can get into is hewlett-packard setup their a way i can restore it back to factory ?

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    gordozfamily Dec 01, 2012

    this is a tower im refering too .dont know y it says laptop.



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A HP restore CD is unique to each model HP computer, You cannot us a HP restore CD on any computer.
You need to get the correct HP restore CD for your model HP computer from the HP WEB site.

Posted on Dec 01, 2012


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you will need to contact packup well for a copy of their restore disks for your model

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SOURCE: tried to reset to factory setting now computer says it cant restore

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive

you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or

Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.

Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

hope this helps

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SOURCE: i need the dell restore cd but i havent got one only a restore cd from hewlett packard

Restore CD's are generally customized to the specific PC. I hate that too, believe me. You can certainly try it, but there is a good chance it will not work, as the drivers/files on the restore CD for one PC are tailored for the hardware in it. Your best bet is to contact Dell directly for a copy, providing them with your PC information. It may only cost $20-30. The alternative would be to take a CD with only the OS (operating system - e.g. WIndows 7, etc., and use it to reformat and reinstall your system. If you do reformat, however, there is a good chance that you will lose all personal files, documents, pictures, etc., on your PC. If you know a computer geek (friend or family), it may be a good idea to seek their assistance. I've helped mine many times. All the best ~ JD

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The set up disk will do the same thing when you reinstall the OS, you can format and make a extra partition if you want, but the OS auto makes a small partition for the booting record.

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Scroll down to you come to the bold heading -
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