I insert the Operating System CD
im sorry, i cant see its label , lots of CD sold are wrong..
the manual is online at HP. read page 2.
the HP disk is marked HP, Restore Plus!CD
but fails to tell you in that book how to use it
that means hp has other books, on this.
we do this only if F11 fails. below
hp deleted the XP file but is same as w7
disc inserted this here
step 7 , pick cd.
id bet xp has less choices
but all have factory reset.
XP way? is here. deep searches at HP finds it.
step 7 here too.
Step 1, not using CDs at all...
read how to restore the original OS
F10 and F11 keys are the 2 keys used, last 20 years
F11 is the modern key
power off, power on, hit F11 like tap tap tap
see HP OS restore pages pop up. (magic)
if the HDD was replaced this fails. in all cases
if the HDD was slammed with a MS CD, then the original
HP setups are now all gone. (whisper thanks Gill Bates)
in that case use the HP media kit.
what is slammed?
where is my kit, well at HP, not here we are NOT HP