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Wont boot up and has tried a factory restore - keeps getting message saying faulty hardrive please back up

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You should run hard drive test from BIOS to make sure hard drive is ok. You can access BIOS by pressing F2 during start up, from there start hard disk self test and wait for it to complete. You can also try the recovery options provided by the manufacturer (use the installation DVD that came with the laptop)

Posted on Jun 04, 2014

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SOURCE: no internet after factory restore

Call your Internet provider

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Error 0x400 100 130000 1002 while restoring factory image HP

I am assuming you are trying to reinstall Vista. Apparently, HP's recovery partition is less than perfect and the recovery disc you created is probably worthless. (and you can NOT make another one, they only let you make one!) You are not the only person to have this issue.

Here are some things you can try:
1) Borrow an OEM version of Vista from someone...anyone. It sounds like you are proficient with PC's and maybe you know someone who works in IT. Use your product key (25 digit key code) and you should be able to reinstall.

2) if you like Vista, buy yourself an OEM version. It will not have all the factory (HP, Dell, Acer, whatever) BS on it. It will positively work because your hardware if fine.

3) Put XP on it. Personally, I think Vista is a mess. Microsoft is working on "OS7" and soon Vista will be like "Millennium".

Sorry it's not an easy fix, but glad your hard drive and memory show no errors.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: laptop wont restore to factory settings, begins to

It is possible that partition which contains the factory restore may be deleted.

It normally happens when you have formatted your drive while re-installing the operating system.

The best way is to re-load the operating system using the OS installation Disc.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Thank you for choosing Fixya

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: having with my dell inspiron window 7 laptop(hard drive/corrupt registry) how do I restore it too factory setting?

If you have tried every system restore point, that is when you open system restore you checked show more points, and have tried all of them, then you must reinstall the OS.

If you don't have a windows disk, you can download win 7, it is legal to download and use for 30 day's, but then you are suppose to register it.

If you download it, you should check the hash number, but it's not a second deal, you would need to read about how to do this.

I will post a link for win 7 downloads, for the most part I can say these are not touched, they are ok.


These are ISO files, so you need a software like free ISO burner, this will open and burn the file to a DVD disk, now you have a win 7 install disk.

You can also use the win 7 disk to repair windows, so if you do burn it, try repairing windows with it first.

Here is a link if you need to see how to install win 7, with pictures.

http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_7/install_windows_7.htm



Here is where you can get win 7, pick the version you have now because the serial key only works for that version you have now.


http://malwaretips.com/blogs/download-windows-7-sp1-iso/

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

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if you want to reinstall OS:
Insert the disk, it should automatically open the install.exe thing and you'll need to follow the instructions.

if you want to restore the computer to factory settings and reinstall OS:
turn off your PC
keep pressing the key for boot menu it's F8 or F12 or F11 depending on the PC's manufacturer.
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After you download install the service and run the update service follow the steps on the screen

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What problems were you having before doing the recovery with disk?

Do you have access to aother pc? If so you need to get a program called memtest that tests the ram in you computer. Its a free program from here 

www.memtest86.com

You need to burn a cd with the unzipped iso image on it and then let the computer boot up from that to test if ram is faulty.

Instructions are on the site.

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