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How do I restore my Compaq Presario computer to factory settings without the disc as I can't find it!

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    Thank you I will look into both of these :)

  • pgalpin69 Apr 17, 2009

    Thank you :)

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If you mean factory settings like it was when it was new, then you will lose all files and date..EVERYTHING, then try pressing CNTRL+F11 after you power on then follow the prompts

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You might have to order a new one from HP/compaq.

Or there might be a recovery partiton that you can start by watching for a prompt at bootup or it could be in the bios. Sometimes the prompt key is F10 (press as soon as you start the laptop)

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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You first find a Windows installation disk valid for the licence sticker on computer, then download drivers from HP website.
Here driver page for Presario 5000 series :
Compaq Presario 5000 Desktop PC series - Download drivers

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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Go to BIOS and redo everything. But it would be better for you to use the disk.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: how to restore factory settings on my pc

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph08097&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=390423

This explains how to: if you are WINXP and you computer was built after spring 2003...if not go back one page and select a different OS.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: How to restore The Compaq Presario SR1720NX to factory defaults

When you start the computer it will breifly display a button to press to enter recovery console, usualy F11 or F12 press that button and you should be able to restore it.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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