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It means the hard drive will get formatted first. You will loose everything else stored on it. It's best to do a non destructive recovery.

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HOw do i reset my computer to where its practiclly new?


Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery.
There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive.

Destructive recovery will reformat your hard drive, destroying all data and reinstalling the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration.

Non-destructive, or "system," recovery will repair your Windows installation, replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory setting.

Non-destructive recovery is the best option if you are unable to back up your user data before running system recovery.Restoring with CDs


Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so.
If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data.

Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure.

Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering.

Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer.
Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.

Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts.
Select the recovery option you would like to use.
To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option.

Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next."
To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen.
Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings.
Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time.

Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next."
If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No."
Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already.
Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/How-do-I-RESTORE-my-system-to-the-original-factory-settings/td-p/50113

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Destructive recovery


A destructive recovery IS reformatting your hard drive. Re-installing Windows and keeping the old files is the "Non-destructive" route. Remember that you will lose ALL your data if you format but that means the virus will be gone too. Try downloading Avast free antivirus and running a boot-time scan, once that's done download and run MalwareBytes anti-malware, that should clean you up without the need to format.

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Restore hp pavilion dv7 1464nr to factory settings windows


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Restore Hp laptop factory settings without a Restore Disc Turn on the HP laptop. When the blue HP screen appears, press the "F10" key repeatedly until the "Recovery Menu" appears. A progress indicator informs you of the time before the recovery process is to take place. Click "Next" in the Recovery Menu. Decide whether you want to perform a nondestructive or destructive recovery. A "nondestructive recovery" does not format the laptop's hard drive or erase any personal files on your laptop. However, a "destructive recovery" formats your laptop's hard drive and erases any personal files you have on your laptop. Click "Yes" to execute a "Normal, nondestructive recovery." The restore process begins and your laptop restarts. Alternatively, to execute a destructive recovery, click "Advanced." Click "Yes" to start the "Destructive recovery." The restore process begins and your laptop restarts.

Restoring with CDs Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so. If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data. Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files. You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure. Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering. Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer. Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer. Shut down your computer. Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive. If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts. Select the recovery option you would like to use. To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option. Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next." To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen. Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings. Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time. Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. b> Restoring With Recovery Manager Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter." Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next." If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No." Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already. Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings.

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How do i return my acer aspire 5630 to factory settings


Method of Restoring yourPC to factory reset: Try tapping the F10 key every couple of seconds during a boot. Most OEMmachines have a recovery partition on the hard drive. Don't worry about the partition, it's probably hidden and it doesn't concernyou. In that partition there is an image of your system that was made justbefore it left the factory. Just follow the directions to recovery your system and you should be fine.You 'might' have an option to do a 'non-destructive' or a 'destructive'recovery. If you choose the 'non-destructive' it will 'try' to repair yoursystem and save all your files. If you choose the 'destructive', it willrestore your system to the way it came from the factory. I suggest trying the 'non-destructive' first. You can always try the'destructive' if it doesn't work.



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Hi,

I guess you mean to say recovery well if ur trying to run the destructive recovery from the partiton which you can access from the f10 key for xp and f11 for vista then u need to run the recovery from the recovery cds.If ur facing this issue if ur runing it from the disk then u need to run a test on the hard drive normally this happens if a sector in the hard drive gows bad.When you ran the recovery make sure that the first boot priority is the cd/dvd drive which you can change from the BIOS and you should not connect any extrernal devices not even the cable for the internet ....

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How can i restart my entire computer all over


If you made the recovery disc's when you first purchased the pc, use them.

If it has a recovery partition on the hard drive all you need to do is hit what ever key it says on the screen when booting up (turning on) sometimes its F11,to start the recovery back to its initial purchased state,

then follow any directions it gives,it may ask if you want a destructive recovery,or not ,distructive means the hard drive will be formatted and ever thing that's on it will be wiped of,
non destructive will only re install the operating system and drivers, and should keep all your programs.

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Destructive reboot on an hp pavilion zd8000


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I believe ESC is the boot menu button you press on startup, then what happens hen you boot from the disk?

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