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My Compaq Preario SR1150NX system recovery discs deteriorated over time and now I have no such discs to perform my needed recovery. Where can I get such discs? dellis333@aol.com

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Try and contact HP customer care : more details are available http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/contacthp?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=pv-22948-1&os=228&tool=softwareCategory&product=426016 They might be able to issue a new set of disks or option to download the disks for use.
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That or for a tiny fix use the pcs built in system restore roll back feature to change the systems date back a bit see how far you can go back, search for it in control panel, this feature allows you to roll the system back in time or date to where maybe you would like it to be before any software or what not was installed that casued the pc to need a restore

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Most PC's built in this time frame no longer shipped with a separate set of recovery CD's. Instead, the manufacturer provided a separate partition on the hard drive that contained the recovery program. To access this program, you would first shut off the system and disconnect all peripherals other than your keyboard and mouse. Then start the computer, pressing the F10 key on your keyboard repeatedly as the HP/Compaq logo appears. A recovery menu would appear, giving you the option to perform either a standard recovery or, under the Advanced options, a destructive recovery. The standard recovery will attempt to repair the system, leaving any of your data files intact. The destructive recovery option erases everything, then restored the computer to its original, out of box configuration.
Unfortunately, the recovery partition is on the hard drive itself, so if your problem is due to a hardware failure rather than simply a software crash, the above steps will not work. If this is the case, you will need to contact HP/Compaq and request a restore CD. The following link will take you to their website, and walk you through the process of determining if a set of recovery discs are available for your PC. Select your operating system from the drop down menu and then follow the link labeled Recovery Media.
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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.

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Use the following steps to recover the computer from the Windows XP desktop:
  1. Backup files from the My Documents folder and from other folders you may have created.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. From the Windows XP desktop, click Start , All Programs , and then one of the following options:
    NOTE: The following options are for HP computers. Compaq computers will have similar options (for example, Compaq Tools).
    • HP Tools , and then HP PC System Recovery .
    • Hewlett-Packard , hp pavilion pc tools , and hp pc system recovery .
    • PC Help & Tools , and then HP PC System Recovery .
    c00370937.jpg A recovery Welcome screen appears.
  4. Click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process. The computer restarts to the recovery program. If another welcome screen is displayed, click OK to continue.
  5. Select one of the following procedures, depending on which recovery type you want to perform:
    • To perform a system recovery, click Next , and then click Yes
    • To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced , (select Destructive Recovery ) and then click Next .
      CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer.
  6. Read and respond to each window and screen that appears.
  7. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the PC finishes the setup.
    NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over several hours. Recovery times are most affected by using recovery discs that were ordered from HP and/or the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (for example, My Documents and the Desktop).
  8. Before using your computer, update and protect your computer. For more information, refer to Things To Do After Performing a System Recovery in Windows XP .
  9. Re-install applications that you added after purchasing the computer, and any files that you have backed up.

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Preforming a system recovery to return the computer to its original condition may be necessary if the operating system is damaged, or the hard drive is corrupted, or the computer is infected by a virus.

___Also look this> HP expanded the battery pack recall on May 19, 2010. Click here to validate your battery. Performing a system recovery removes all software and files saved to the hard drive, reinstalls the original operating system, and then configures the settings for the default programs. Since the merger of Compaq and HP, several different recovery tools and processes Names for these tools include: Recovery Solution, Recovery Manager, F11, Recovery Disc, Driver and Application Recovery Disc, Roxio BackOntrack, Microsoft Backup & Restore. have been provided for recovering notebook PCs to their original operating condition. To help you select the correct recovery process, the table below identifies the different models, the time frame when they were produced and sold, plus the originally configured operating systems. Click on the name of the document in the right column for detailed information. Choose the Correct Recovery Process for Your Notebook Notebook description Recovery procedure information HP and Compaq Notebook PCs and Mini PCs shipped with a Windows 7 operating system. Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery HP and Compaq PCs using the Microsoft recovery feature for Windows 7 instead of an HP solution. Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore Presario, Pavilion, and HP Compaq Business PCs shipped with a Windows Vista operating system. Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery HP and Compaq PCs using the Microsoft recovery feature for Vista instead of an HP solution. Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore HP and Compaq Mini with Windows XP using the HP solution. Recover Windows XP Operating System On Mini Notebook Using HP Recovery HP and Compaq Mini with Windows XP using the Roxio recovery feature instead of the HP solution. Recover Windows XP Operating System Using Roxio BackOn Track HP and Compaq Mini with Mobile Internet Environment (MIE ). Recover Windows MIE Operating System On Mini Notebook Using HP Recovery Presario, Pavilion, and HP Compaq Business PCs manufactured and sold in 2006 or later . Recover Windows XP Operating System Using HP Recovery (2006 or Later)

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Perform recovery using HP recovery manager.i.e. Press F11 during boot up and it will take you to the HP recovery manager.


HP and Compaq Notebook PCs are configured with a recovery manager or recovery media that enables you to repair or reinstall the original operating system. Depending on the model of the notebook PC, there may be a recovery CD or DVD included, or your model may have the Recovery Manager tool to create a personal recovery disc. You can also order a replacement recovery disc from HP.

Also check the below for the error occurs while performing the recovery/restore.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01612373

This link will also help in finding different ways of doing recovery.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=96313&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=96313&objectID=c00006110


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F11 process is not working and you get a NTLDR missing when you turnon the notebook.

Steps to be performed:
1. Perform hard drive self test from BIOS.
2. If it is passed then use retail version of operating system disk to install XP or try using new recovery disks which nay cost you $15.00.

In your notebook model this issue appears if there is any issue with the hard drive.

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