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HP sends their machines out with a recovery partition already set up on the harddrive; If yours is intact, use the recovery disk provided with the machine (assuming you have it/them) by starting your computer with the HP Recovery Disk in your optical drive.
As a second alternative, or if you have formatted the harddrive and lost the recovery partition, unplug your computer from the wall outlet, open the case, and touch a metal component inside the case for 5 seconds.(equalizing static charge between you and your comp, or 'grounding yourself out'). Locate and remove the bios battery (the flat round one), wait 5-15 minutes, and reinstall the battery. Close your case, plug your computer into wall outlet, and restart your computer. Now your computers' bios defaults will be reset to basic functionality.
Note: Using the second alternative may cause certain onboard functions to cease working; MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKUPS FOR ALL OF YOUR DRIVERS!!!
If you are unsure of what your computer has for hardware, before doing either of the above go to:
http://www.astra32.com/download.htm
and download either the self-install.exe file or the standalone version and run it on your machine to give you an overview of hardware drivers you'll require.

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