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What key do u press at startup of computer to reformat windows using recovery partition phillips mt6000

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First you need the winxp or the vista installer then the first key upon open up the power of your keyboard press delete for about 5 to 10 seconds to open up your the bios setting.then, configure your bios setting by setting the cd rom as your 1st boot device insert your winxp or vista cd then save and exit the computer will then automatically restart then follow the instructions on screen

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F11 will not put pc into recovery mode


To resolve this problem, use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.uparrow.gifBack to the topMethod 1: Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair optionYou can use the Startup Repair option in the Windows Recovery Environment to repair the BCD store. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.
  7. Restart the computer.
uparrow.gifBack to the topMethod 2: Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe toolIf the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
    • If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
    • If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backupren c:\boot\bcd bcd.oldBootrec /rebuildbcd
  8. Restart the computer.
uparrow.gifBack to the topMethod 3: Rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe toolIf the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:cd /d Partition:\Windows\System32Note Partition represents the letter of the partition on which Windows Vista is installed. Typically, this is partition C.
  8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit /enum allIn the Windows Boot Loader section of the output from this command, note the GUID that is listed forresumeobject. You will use this GUID later.
  9. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit -create {bootmgr} -d "Description"Note Description represents the description for the new entry.
  10. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=Partition:Note Partition represents the letter of the partition. Typically, the letter is C.
  11. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit /displayorder {GUID}Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
  12. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit /default {GUID}Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
  13. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:bcdedit /timeout ValueNote Value represents the time in seconds before the Windows Boot Manager selects the default entry that you created in step 12.
  14. Restart the computer.

May 28, 2012 | HP Pavilion m8417c PC Desktop

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I have i dell inspiron 1525 but its operating system (vista basic 32 bit) corrupted. how and where can i get a free download of vista basic 32 bit because i dont have the original disc, so that i can...


Hi!
You can try using the recovery partition of the hard drive of the computer, if the recovery partition is still alive, it will let you reinstall Vista back, you can inititiate this by pressing CTRL + F11 key whhen you turn on the computer. There will be no idication of recover on screen instead it looks like windows is startin to startup recovery. In the window you see below the active startup recorey there is, in blue, something like advance recory or something like that. When you press it you will see dell factory recovery. Hope this helps.

Apr 15, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Hi i go to load windows n it comes up corrupt n error code OxOOOO14c n wont let me do anything wont even let me load my recovery disc or windows support disc


You mean error Oxcoooo14c? That means your system registry is corrupt, or even missing.

You can try this; and how to get Recovery Media info is also included:

Download the ISO file at the supplied link, and make a Bootable Startup Repair Disk from it.

Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.

At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu.

When you have changed that, insert that Bootable Disk you have made in the Drive, and reboot.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

Above link shows what the process looks like, and a how-to, as it loads to the Repair Options.

Neosmart contains the contents of the Windows Vista DVD's "recovery center," as we've come to refer to it. It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows Vista, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC. Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it's damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows' users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own.

Read all info at the website about creating and using it.

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/


ISO Burner: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/active-isoburner.html

It makes a very good Vista Startup Repair Disk.

You can do a Startup Repair, System Restore, etc from it.


It is NOT a reinstall disk.


And the 32bit is what comes normally on a computer, unless 64bits requested.

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How to obtain Vista recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.

There is no legal free Vista download available.

Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.


They normally do that for a small $ cost.


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Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.
See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.

Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.

Try the F8 Option to get into Safe Mode and try to do a System Restore:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/
Do System Restore in Safe Mode, if unable to do it in Normal Mode.
Try tapping F8 at startup, and from the list of startup selections, select Safe Mode by using UP Arrow Key to go there > then hit Enter.

Try a System Restore once there, to pick a Restore Point before your problem..

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc

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If that does not work > Try the Recovery disk to do a Startup Repair/System Restore > if that fails, reinstall Vista.

Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password, does not have cd rom drive, need to restore to factory settings. How???


Hi there,

How to obtain Vista Recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.


There is no legal free Vista download available.

Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.


They normally do that for a small $ cost.


Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.

See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.


Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.


Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.

They will tell you how to do that.


Each Computer Manufacturer has their own way of making Recovery Disk/s.

Or borrow a proper Microsoft Vista DVD(not Dell, HP, etc).
A proper Vista DVD contains all Vista versions.
The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.

There are 2 Vista disks: one for 32bit Operating System, and one for 64bit Operating System.


If a clean install is required with a proper Vista DVD (not HP, Dell Recovery Disks):


Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.


At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918884

MS advice on doing clean install.

http://www.theeldergeekvista.com/vista_clean_installation.htm

A Tutorial on doing a clean install


http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_install_03.asp


Windows Vista Installation Super Guide


After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.


Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.


Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 09, 2011 | Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC (RL875AW#ABA)

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I am having VGN 23G and it came with Vista Home Premium. Right now im using window 7. The os's is working properly. Due to 1GB of RAM using vista is a bit frustrating . All the drivers for VAIO VGN 23G...


All the VAIO Computers will be shipped with the Recovery partition in the Hard Drive. If the Hard Drive is not completely formatted, you can access the Recovery partition by pressing the F10 key for 5 to 10 seconds when the VAIO logo appears.

If you're able to access the Recovery partition, then select Restore C Drive option to restore the Computer back to the factory settings.
Let me inform you how to check the if Recovery partition is available.

Press windows+R key and type diskmgmt.msc and check if you're able to view EISA partition. If EISA partition is there, then the Recovery partition is available and you can access by pressing the F10 key at start-up.
If the EISA partition is not there, then the partition is deleted, then you can purchase the Recovery Discs for your Computer which may cost $15 to $35.

Jun 22, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-N110G/W Notebook

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Hi there .I would like to help my friend use the recovery partition on her compaq presario c700 laptop to either use her recovery dvds or simply to reformat(restore the computer to original factory...


The recovery partition is usually hidden and cannot be seen in the Windows operating system with out adjustments to the way the files are displayed.

Most likely they are present and you can use the following methods to access the HP Recovery Manager utility.

PLEASE NOTE: Using the recovery utility will result in a complete loss of data. Please backup any data you wish to preserve before running the HP Recovery Manager as all data such as photos, documents, music and favorites will be completely erased after the recovery is complete.

There are 3 ways to recover an HP/Compaq PC using the HP Recovery Manager.

Method 1 involves booting into the Windows Operating System, and starting the Recovery Manager from the HP utilities.

Method 2 involves pressing the "F11" key during initial startup to access the Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.

Method 3 involves using personalized recovery disks created by the user when the machine was new or a replacement set of recovery disk obtained form HP.

Follow the on screen prompts to complete the process. As the machine is has been set back to how it was from the factory, make sure to apply all Windows updates as there will be approximately 3 years worth, including 2 service packs, many critical updates and driver updates.

More on this subject here at HP's support site http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00809678

Feb 24, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Reformat windows vista from cd


Click start,all programs,accessories,system tools,system restore,and choose factory settings when the window opens.

Or if you have the vista disk,put it in the cd drive restart and tap the F12 key while it is booting.

Jun 02, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Touchsmart tx2-1025dx bootmgr missin


Please go to the link below to know how to run destructive recovery. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL LOOSE ALL DATA IF YOU RUN THIS.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00809678&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3860702&rule=27693&lang=en#RecoverOS

If you do not want to loose data, You will need a Vista installation DVD to resolve this issue. You may borrow it from someone.

Following are the steps:


Method 1:
Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair option
You can use the Startup Repair option in the Windows Recovery Environment to repair the BCD store. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.
7. Restart the computer.

Method 2:
Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool
If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.� If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
� If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
8. Restart the computer.


Method 3:
Rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool
If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
cd /d Partition:\Windows\System32
Note Partition represents the letter of the partition on which Windows Vista is installed. Typically, this is partition C.
8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /enum all
In the Windows Boot Loader section of the output from this command, note the GUID that is listed for resumeobject. You will use this GUID later.
9. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -create {bootmgr} -d 'Description'
Note Description represents the description for the new entry.
10. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=Partition:
Note Partition represents the letter of the partition. Typically, the letter is C.
11. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /displayorder {GUID}
Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
12. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /default {GUID}
Note GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
13. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /timeout Value
Note Value represents the time in seconds before the Windows Boot Manager selects the default entry that you created in step 12.
14. Restart the computer.

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Mar 24, 2009 | HP TouchSmart tx2z

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Can't 'Launch Startup Repair' when Vista boots on Evesham Laptop


when you restart try to press F11 while booting..check

Jan 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How to reformat R52 ibm thinkpad


Your laptop should have come with a recovery disk, you will need to boot to that disk following the onscreen steps for formatting and restoring the operating system files. Furthermore, if your system did not come with a recovery disk, or you have a Windows XP/Vista disk you can boot to that instead.

Windows XP Install:

After the installation system boots, the setup prompt will prompt you for searching the system for previously installed versions of Windows; bypass the recovery option after the search is complete. The setup will then display a list of Hard Drives to install Windows; follow the key for deleting the partition (press "D" to delete). Once the partition has been deleted highlight the "free hard drive space" and press "Enter" then you will be prompted to format the drive and install Windows. Moreover, you should right down the Windows Product Key off the sticker on the bottom of your laptop; you'll be asked for that key after the setup restarts your computer assuming you are using that license for that version of Windows.

Windows Vista Install:

When you boot to the Vista DVD you will be prompted to enter the product key as soon as the setup loads. Select the Hard Drive with the mouse, then left-click the format button on the right pane. Continue with the installation.


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