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Help i did a factory restore on vista and thought all my files where backed up when my hp started back up i found that all my files and programes were lost is there any way of getting them back or is it all gone completely. espically microsoft word docunents.

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Sorry friend you have lost your documents permanently.
You shuld made backup before recovery. Actually the recovery disk removes all the data/software you have install after first boot. After recovery your lap is looks like new one which you have bring from store, regarding software and data stored on your lap.

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How to you do a factory restore for windows vista


Computer users restore their operating systems for several reasons, such as the presence of corrupted files and to return the registry to its original state. This removes third-party software that consumes valuable memory space and also rids the PC of malware and spyware. Windows Vista, although not the most popular Windows operating system, offered users the Vista Business Edition and the Vista Enterprise Edition, both designed for use by businesses or individuals.

Click the Vista Start button to open the Start menu and click "Control Panel." Click "System and Maintenance" followed by "Back Up and Restore Center." Click "Back Up Files" followed by "Continue." If prompted for an administrative password, enter the password and click "Continue." This opens the Where Do You Want To Save Your Back Up? page. Check the radio button to indicate where to save your back up data. Options include "On a Hard Disk, CD or DVD" and "On a Network." Click "Next." This opens the Which Files Do You Want To Back Up? page. If you chose hard disk, you must save the backup to an external drive, such as USB hard drive or flash drive. Check the radio buttons corresponding with the types of file you want to save and click "Next." Click "Save settings and start backup." Continue when the Backup Complete message displays. b> Restore b> Remove all peripherals from your computer, such as scanners, faxes and printers. Do not remove the keyboard, monitor or mouse. Power down your PC. After shutdown, power it up. Hold the "F8" key during startup before the Windows logo appears on the screen until the Advanced Boot Options menu displays. Select "Repair your Computer" using the down arrow on your keyboard and press "Enter." Choose your language setting and click "Next." Log in as the user that holds administrative credentials and click "OK." Your computer manufacturer will offer you the option of restoring to factory settings. For instance, if restoring Vista on a Dell, you must select "Dell Factory Image Restore" and click "Next." On other computers, click "Next" after choosing to restore to factory settings. Select "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition" if using a Dell.

If using another computer, select a comparable choice, such as "Reformat the hard drive and operating system to factory condition." Click "Next." Click "Finish" when the restoration is complete.

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Recovery partition cannot be found


If your Sony VAIO computer has been infected with a virus, its system files may be deleted or corrupted, which will cause system instability.


Depending on the type of virus or the specific files lost, you may not be able to manually fix the problem.


You can restore all of the system files back to their original condition and recover the operating system to its factory settings by using a hidden recovery partition on the VAIO


Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives.
This may vary depending on your operating system.



Close any programs that are currently open.

Transfer any files you want to keep from the Sony VAIO's hard drive to another source, such as a USB memory stick.


Disconnect any peripheral devices that are hooked up to the VAIO, such as a printer or network cable.

Open the "Start" menu and choose "Help and Support."


Click "Back Up & Recovery" and then navigate to "VAIO Recovery Center." Select "Launch VAIO Recovery Center."


Click "Restore Complete system" underneath the "Choose a Program" heading.

Click "OK" and follow the prompts to restore your Sony VAIO's system files back to their original condition.


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1) HP Pavilion a6300f went dead only fans spining, replaced mother board with same make model, now ssytem boots but windows don't come up. 2) tried up grade from Vista Home to Vista professional to save...


For the first one, you need to enter BIOS and set the HDD settings. Maybe you can automatic detect it once and then the system knew where to load system from. If it can see the hard disk and reads it but no operating system found, then you may need to check the operating system on your hard disk.
For the second one, I do think it is better to upgrade to a upper level OS such as Windows 7. While you have Vista you will have better deal with Windows 7. If you do have a agreement with Microsoft to have newer OS for free in a certain period, you can get Windows 7 for free. If you don't have that agreement, you can get Upgrade version of windows 7 with a huge discount if you have Vista.
You can actually back up your data to an wim file on vista and restore all the data and settings after the upgrading. But be sure to keep a full backup of your hard disk and everything just in case.
You can enter BIOS and make sure booting from CD first. Then there is a key you need to press very early in the booting process to launch the recovery. There is also a factory default restore you can use. Did you call HP to find out what the key is and how to use factory default restoration? You can always plug the hard disk to other computer to back up the data and then restore to factory default and put the data back.

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Restoring HP recovery Partition back


If you using Vista or Win 7, type in the start menu search: " HP Restore' open the 'HP back-up and restore'. a wizard should start. in the wizard you will find the option to create a recovery partition.

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Unable to reinstall DVD backups after HP SYSTEM RECOVERY failed


Code "purple" means you and your computer are done. It is an unrecoverable error that means you need a new system. However, I have found a couple of postings that claim to know a fix. I can not verify these methods, I do not own a HP or other type of prefab PC (custom is the only way to go). Anyway, here are the links, good luck.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=HardwareDPC&message.id=6115

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/469752-code-purple-configuration-error-hp.html

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/644163-code-purple-advice.html

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Hi i need a recovery softwear of my windows vista business OEMAct HP,and also full drivers for ny pc{HP compaq dc7800 small form factor PC} HP S/N czc82358TM p/n GC760AV THANKS WERRY MUCH


To restore to factory settings when you hit the start button the firstscreen that appears has the HP Symbol in the center of the screen. Whenthis appears hit the F11 key. Then follow the on screen instructions.It will offer you to either restore to last saved point or to restoreto factory settings. There are a few other options offered, like do youwant to back up you files etc.

kindly download this manual it will help u keep running ur system


http://www.spez.com.ua/NEWS/info/dc7800.pdf


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I want t restore my computer to its factory settings beacuse i have recently been given a disk by a friend with vista ultimate on but with no serial and so i would like to restore my HP 530 laptop back to...


you may find the upgrade in add/remove programmes, but you will have to look in the manual to see if there is a backed up file on a seperate partition on your pc, or restore the system to a back up you have done yourself originally

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hi,
you can try restoring ur system to time when it was working fine, and please try it in safe mode

  1. To be safe, backup any important files before restoring from a restore point.
  2. Close any software windows that are open.
  3. Click Start c00847244.gif , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Restore . The "Restore system files and settings" window opens.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point , and click Next .
  5. Select a date and time from the list of available restore points and click Next . All affected system files will be added, removed, or changed to the same versions that were in the computer's system file configuration on the selected date.
  6. Click Finish in the "Confirm your restore point" window.
  7. Click Yes in the confirmation message that opens.
  8. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes.

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