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laptops have a built-in recovery mode on the system wherein you don't
need to use a disc to restore it to factory default. The hotkey for the
recovery is the F10 key. After you press the power button, you
need to simultaneously press the F10 key to start system recovery. If
this one won't work and gave you like an "I/O Error" or "Error 0x000000E" or something similar then that means that the HDD is already defective and needs replacement and you need to order the recovery discs from
HP at 1-800-474-6836. If you're still under warranty, they'll replace the HDD and give the Recovery Discs to you for
There should have been a recovery disk created or included when you bought a laptop. Insert disk if you have it and restart your computer with the recovery disk in the CD drive. Make sure all your documents and personal data are backed up. When the computer restarts it should start restoring your computer to the factory default. There will be a wizard to guide you through the process.
If there is no disk or got lost,then follow this steps:
1.Save any files or folders on your computer with flash drives. Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive.
2.Go to "Start" > "Restart" to reboot your netbook.
3.Hold down "Alt" and "F10" when you see the logo on the screen. The recovery menu will load.
4.Hit "Enter" and then "Next" to see your recovery options. Choose "Factory Restore" to set your computer back to factory settings. Follow the instructions on the screen.
5.Choose your time zone and language when the customization menu appears. Reboot
when you are prompted.
6.Restore your saved files from the flash drive.
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Please Reinstall the OS from F11 Recovery Manager by continuously tapping the F11 Recovery Manager Key after pressing the Power Button to turn on the notebook and select advanced options and select system recovery and run the Back up up your data first and run the recovery to fix the issue
You most likely have a bad hard drive, and a disk set is not going to help you, though you will need it too.
What you need is a new hard drive, a copy of all the drivers for your laptop, which you can download for free from HP. If HP won't send you a copy of the recovery disk, you can use any OEM copy of the same operating system that your laptop has a sticker for, but you won't have all of your programs.
If you purchased it new, you can probably get a recovery disk from HP. HP usually puts a recovery partition on one part of the disk, but if your utility program wiped that out, then you will need help from HP directly.
You can try HP's website by starting here:
The following discusses ordering a recovery disk:
If the recovery parition is still intact, you might be able to recover based on this link:
Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible
If the PC cannot launch into Windows, it may still be possible to use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the computer to its original operating condition by first pressing the Power button to start the PC, and then pressing the F11 key to start the HP Recovery Manager.
Depending on the BIOS version, your computer may display multiple prompts during startup including F11 to start System Recovery. Pressing the F11 key on a computer with an HP factory image will start System Recovery even if the prompt is not displayed.
If the HP Recovery Manager can access the hard drive, a prompt is displayed to backup the user files before beginning the recovery. Follow any on-screen instructions.
If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix any system errors, use the set of recovery discs to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
First are you following the instructions from HP. The reason whys is that the CD drive should be picked up while the computer is doing a self test in POST. You may have to look into the bios to see if its there, If its there then technically it should work with recovery disk. As far as I could see I this unit dose not have a recovery partation so you will have to reinstall it using a cd drive. Worse case will be using a USB drive if your BIOS supports it.
The following is HP's instructions to reinstall. Follow the steps below to reinstall your operating system:
Connect the AC adapter and turn on the notebook PC.
Insert the OSD into the CD or DVD drive.
Press and hold the
button for five seconds to turn off the notebook.
button again to start the notebook.
Press any key to boot from CD when prompted. The Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.
key to continue. A Licensing Agreement screen is displayed.
key to accept the agreement and continue. The Setup window is displayed.
key to continue installing a fresh copy of the operating system without repairing.
to setup the operating system.
to continue using this partition.
Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)
. A caution is displayed that formatting
this drive will delete all current files.
To cancel this procedure press the
key on the keyboard.
To continue with reformatting your hard drive press the
key on your keyboard.
The reinstallation process begins and may take several minutes to complete. The
notebook restarts into Windows after the process is complete.
When prompted for the product key, refer to the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity located on the bottom of the
1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC turns off. 2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse. 3 Press the On button to turn the PC on. 4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program: When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the normal startup process continues.) 5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and then follow those instructions.Please select non destructive recovery which will make all your data safe. 6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect all peripheral devices. starting system recovery if the pc is not responding
If you can't do a shutdown via the software, press and hold the power button in for about 5 seconds. It will turn off. Then press the power button to start booting.
Watch the monitor carefully for a message similiar to: For Setup Press F10. For Recovery Press F11. They can be any F keys, but you have to be quick. You only have a few seconds to make a choice. If you miss it, try again.
Once you press the correct F key, it should open the Recovery program on your computer. Do a full recovery.
You may also be able to initiate the recovery program inside Windows. Sometimes the program is in Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Recovery.