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Reboot back to factory settings

Can i reboot with out the cd/drivers how do i factory restore

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Hi there
You can only perform a restore if the PC came with a recovery partition or recovery CD's.
Recovering the system without using Windows

  1. Disconnect all peripherals and internal non preinstalled devices from the PC, except the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. When the initial blue HP screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. The progress indicator that first appears does not indicate that a recovery is taking place. The progress indicator represents the time before the recovery process is started.
  4. When the Recovery screen appears, click Next, and then click Yes to perform a normal, non-destructive recovery.
  5. To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced, and then click Yes.
  6. After the System Recovery is complete, and the computer starts successfully, update the computer software

Post back if this does NOT work

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Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Feb 12, 2009

    Try this way then.



    Recovering the system from the Windows XP desktop






    1. Disconnect all peripherals and
      internal non preinstalled devices from the PC,
      except the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.


    2. From the Windows XP desktop,
      click Start, All Programs, and
      then HP Tools.


    3. Select HP PC System Recovery.
      The Recovery screen will appear with the
      question Do you really want to start HP PC
      System Recovery?



    4. Click Yes, to continue
      the recovery process.


    5. When the Recovery screen
      appears, click Next, and then click
      Yes
      to perform a normal, non-destructive
      recovery.


    6. To perform a destructive
      recovery, click Advanced, and then click
      Yes.
    Good luck





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