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System recovery someone gave me a computer and i would liketo do a system recovery on it to clean it up..i have all the disc that came with it.which ones do i use.

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  • johnny 51 Apr 21, 2008

    i have 2 disc..one is operating system.reinstallation cd Microsoft windowsXP home edition including service pack 2...the other one is Diver and utilities for reinstalling v.9x(capable)56k data/fax modem software for microsoft windows.which on should i use???

  • johnny 51 Apr 21, 2008

    Dosen`t it usually ask you what type of recovery you want to do and don`t you have to take out before you reinstall .I have done the recovery on a hewitt packard..but not a dell .

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There should be one marked system recovery or a windows install cd. start with that and then install the other software when windows gets done.

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  • Bill Scarberry Apr 21, 2008

    Start by booting with the windowsxp disc and then after it installs it will ask you for the driver cd or if it doesn;t pop it into the cd drive and normaly they will auto run the install for the drivers.

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Hard disk error no recovery disc


@lizegim

HP laptops have a built-in recovery mode on the system wherein you don't need to use a disc to restore it to factory default. The hotkey for the recovery is the F10 key. After you press the power button, you need to simultaneously press the F10 key to start system recovery. If this one won't work and gave you like an "I/O Error" or "Error 0x000000E" or something similar then that means that the HDD is already defective and needs replacement and you need to order the recovery discs from HP at 1-800-474-6836. If you're still under warranty, they'll replace the HDD and give the Recovery Discs to you for free.

Good luck.

Sep 06, 2011 | HP Pavilion A250n (DF253A#ABA) PC Desktop

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How to use System Recovery console (steps)


Starting a Recovery

Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the F10 key repeatedly until a Recovery Screen appears.
You can also start a recovery from recovery discs, or from Windows. For more information refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in Windows XP .
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Recovery is taking too long
If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
2 Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.
3 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
4 If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.
5 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.
6 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.
Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
7 If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

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If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:

NOTE:If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).

1 Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.

2 If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.

3 Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.

4 You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.

5 Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

on Oct 13, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Clean hard drive back to factory settings


Hi there,

I am one of the technician who are trained and had experience with different computer manufacturer with A+ certification.

First check if your computer came with Operating system.
- for branded computer its called recovery disc
- for self build computer, prepare for the operating system.

If you do not have an operating system disc.
- for branded computer such as HP or Dell, contact the manufacturer and request for one, some manufacturer are selling the recovery disc, some are for free.
- for self build computer, you can purchase the operating system from computer store

For steps on installing the operating system with screen capture here is the link that can help you.

http://screenshots.modemhelp.net/

Operating system procedures can be found in the right panel.

Hope this helps a lot.

Thank you for using fixya

Feb 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to do system recovery on compaq presario 5000 windows me


Starting a Recovery Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the F10 key repeatedly until a Recovery Screen appears. You can also start a recovery from recovery discs, or from Windows. For more information refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in Windows XP . Back to topRecovery is taking too long If your computer stops responding after using the recovery program, do the following:
NOTE: If the computer appears to have stopped responding after restarting from a recovery, please wait, it may take several hours or longer to complete the initial Windows XP setup process, especially if a recovery was run from a recovery disc set sent by HP. A Standard recovery may also take longer, depending on how many files are stored in user accounts (like in My Documents ).
  1. Exit the stalled recovery process by pressing the POWER button on the PC until the power turns off, this takes approximately five seconds.
  2. Before recovering, disconnect personal media drives, printers, scanners, cameras, camera-type memory cards, and other devices that did not originally come with the PC.
  3. If you are using recovery discs, be aware of the following items:
    • If you created the recovery discs using Recovery CD Creator, be sure to run the recovery from the same drive that you used to create the discs.
    • Clean the discs with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth wetted with distilled water. Wipe from the center of the disc to the outside edge. You may also use disc cleaning kits or disc restoration kits from your local computer store. These kits produce better results than using cloth and water.
    • You may also use available CD/DVD Drive cleaning kits to clean the laser reading lens of the CD or DVD drive.
  4. Try running a full system recovery again from the hard drive by turning the on the computer and pressing the F10 key until a Recovery Screen appears. This performs the recovery from the hard drive.
  5. If the recovery stops when recovering from the hard drive, use the section Disc errors occur during the recovery process to eliminate errors on the drive. Try recovering again after the disk errors are removed.

Jan 13, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Freezes half way threw system adding devices


If you made your recovery discs, then call up gateway and tell them you have defective discs, they will send you the factory install discs for free, try them and I bet you will have better results....Restore discs you make yourself are extreemly picky and are easliy ruined if something happens while youo are burning them (someone sends you an IM or email, windows auto updates) with all the hidden processes running in the background any one of them could have caused a glitch while you were making recovery cd's

Sep 27, 2009 | Gateway MX8711 Notebook

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When starting computer it shows invalid system disc


I presume that recovery disc is for that computer... in that case check that the disc is spotlessly clean and also if i remember right that is a two disc set so make sure you are putting disc one in first

Robert

Jan 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P30 P35 Series Notebook

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Compaq presario start up


If the computer has or had a "Certificate of Authenticity" on the bottom, something that has the Windows XP key on it, then you have a license to run a copy of Windows on that machine. One way would be to go to eBay and buy a Compaq restore CD. You might have a hard time finding one that's made specifically for your computer.

There may be an easier method though. Many laptops have a complete recovery disc stored on the hard drive, which you can use to burn your own copies. If you follow this and find the Recovery Creator program, your laptop is one of these:

Click Start--> All Programs --> System Recovery --> PC Recovery Disc Creator .

If you don't find that, then another tactic would be to contact Compaq. Most companies will have copies that you can purchase for a fee. CLICK HERE TO GO TO COMPAQ'S SITE TO BUY ONE.

good luck.

Oct 03, 2008 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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CAN GET PASS THE RECOVERY PROGRAM


If the recovery program is corrupt, you will have to start from scratch using the recovery disc or a windows op system disc.

Mar 12, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad G40 Notebook

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