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Destructive reboot on an hp pavilion zd8000

How do i do a destructive reboot on an hp pavilion zd8000 to get it back to the way it was when it came out of the box?

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  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    thank you IB4G2008 for responding so quickly. I was told that all hp comps come with a reboot option that allows all info to be wiped from the hard drive except what it came with from the factory and restore all drivers without a recovery disk. ive seen this done before by repeatedly pessing f11 while the comp was rebooting but it is not working on this one. This comp. does not belong to me it belongs to my sister in law. The system restore disks were mailed to her from HP when she bought it. But the disks never made it to Iraq where she was posted so we have no way 2 recover it useing the disks. Any other suggestions?

  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    no disks at all. they were all lost in mail on there way to Iraq

  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    yes it works but the registry is corrupted in several spots and other drivers are corrupted so i cant do a backup on C drive. The reason I need to back it up is because upon startup there is an post that says hard drive failure. So i was gonna get another hard drive and just put the repaired drive data on the new hard drive.

  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    no its been well over 6 months since this problem occured. it stared about 2 weeks before she got shiped back to the states. so the system roll back is useless in this case.

  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    I wish i could let you but where i live at there is only dial up available so im not sure how that would work out but we can try it if you like.

  • technub Feb 17, 2008

    ok im trying to get the machine connected to the internet so just bare with me.


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Reconstructive boot, you mean, like a recovery boot? you'll need a recovery disk.

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008 you have the installation disk? If so, you can boot from that, and reformat drive(all data leaves, of course) and then reinstall o/s and drivers, and you'll be most of the way back to where it was from factory.

    got backup for that HP?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    wow...that's, why are you wanting to reboot and restore the computer? does it work at all?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    can you do a restore through system restore, to one that might be about three weeks back?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    can you go online? if so, would you be inclined for me to do a shared screen 'visit'? is an option for this approach, if you have high speed, and the computer is functioning.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    it's possible..the application MUST run on the machine we're doing the intervention on. and it runs well on xp or before. Not so hot on vista

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    send me a note to when you are ready..


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Has the basic Windows files, so you can repair any corrupted files for Windows.
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The Recovery Disk is free from HP Support.
The shipping, and handling is not.
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Go to the bottom of the laptop, and in the white Service Tag, write down the Serial Number. It is S/N.
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For other countries use HP Support Worldwide,

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