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Restore compaq presario sr1403wm to factory setting

It comes on and says boot disk failure but i don't have a disk so how can i reset it

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  • mchristopher Feb 16, 2009

    ok i have the same problem and did what ur solution said to do but it didnt change anything for me. any other thoughts or is their some way i could have messed it up? I dont know if their is a certain way u have to do this. if u could give me some instructions on this that would be great

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I am sorry to say but there is no suggestion we can give on this topic. The problem with your computer is that the operating system you were using has crashed. You need to install a fresh copy of operating system on your PC.

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Here is what you do when you got your pc did it come with any HP or Compaq recovery disks here is what you do if it did here is the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07145&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=501310 if you do not have the disks here is what you do when the Compaq or HP logo screen pops up you press F10 and it should pop up HP or Compaq PC recovery and it will restore the computer like it was when you received it. Just to let you know that when you do that you will have to update and reinstall anything that you put on your computer when you receved it. i hope that this helps you out.

If you need any more help or wanting to ask more questions just send me and e mail or an instant message my e mail is tyty07cms@yahoo.com

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