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Does anyone know how to perform a system restore on an HP m7250n? I never made recovery disks when I first purchased the PC, and now I would like to reset everything back to original factory settings.

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Are you sure this works with this particular model? I have contacted HP directly and they tell me it was not built with a recovery partition...

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Hi,

I guess you would want to run the system recovery not restore as restore just takes the computer to an earlier date it does not delete anything .So as you said that u want to take the computer back to its original factory settings u need to first disconenct all the esternal devices along with the cable for the internte and then if u have XP then u need to tapp the F10 key repeatedly as soon as u turn the computer on and need to keep on tapping it until u get the system recovery page.Once ur there then u need to follow the onscreen instruction until u get to a page that has ADVANCE OPTION ...need to click on that and then select destructive recovery and then click on next .The recovery will start automa tically and format the computer .
If u have vista then u need to tapp the f11 key, tapp the key until u get the screen that says revovery manager ... then select the advance option and then select system recovery... then click on next and then tje recovery will start automatically ...once it complets 100% restart or click on finish .Run the basic setup by follo wing the onscreen instruction ..

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