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I bought the compaq presario sr1500nx off a guy, when i got it home i found out it was slow as could be and i want to restore it to factory settings, i dont have restore disk or the password the guy used when he first set the computer up to go through the bios, what is the best way to go about getting this fixxed as quickly as possible?

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Hi, if I understand you correctly you wish to reinstall your operating system.

First of all What current operating system do you currently have ?

Have you checked to ensure the hardware such as memory and hard drive are sufficent to run the operating system.

Often Virus or malware infection can cause a pc to run slow especially when connected to the internet have you run a virus check in safe mode.

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YOU MUST UNPLUG YOUR BASE UNIT FROM THE MAINS AND LEAVE FOR 10 MINS BEFORE REMOVING ANY CASE COVERS AND DO NOT PLUG INTO THE MAINS UNTILL YOU HAVE REPLACED THE CASE COVERS.

Further the bios can reset by using the BIOS Reset Jumper on the motherboard or by removing the bios battery for 10 mins and then pressing the power on button on the base unit and then replacing the battery and CASE COVERS then boot as normal and enter the bios by the F1 key.

Also have you tried to contact the person you purchased it from for said passwords and asked why it is running so slow?

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Can you connect to the internet with the computer?
If so download teamviewer from teamviewer.com and we can connect to you and help you while you watch us do it lol...
Sometimes depending on the operating system, you might have a partition with all that info on it, Thats kind of what I wanted to check out, If not I can give you a few tools to make it run faster and again they are free too..
Just let us know..

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Need recovery disc Compaq Presario SR1500NX


It's easy to get the Restoration Disk/s for an HP computer, Margaret.

May be able to guide you on here with repairing your computer also, and leave the 'GEEKS' at Best Buy to twiddle their thumbs, and make money off of someone else.

On the back of your Compaq Presario SR1500NX Desktop PC, is a white sticker.

Service Tag

You need to write down the Serial Number, to give to the nice representative on the phone, for HP Support.

(ONLY give out to an authorized HP representative. Do NOT post on a world-wide forum such as this)

S/N = Serial Number

In the USA call the toll free phone number - 1-800- 474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Restoration Disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

Not in the USA?
Use HP Support Worldwide,

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/summary/ww-support.html

When you receive the Restoration Disk/s, turn the computer on, put the disk in the optical drive's tray. (CD/DVD Drive)

Drive closed let the disk load.
WHEN asked click on - Repair (Non-Destructive Installation)

This will repair the basic Windows files.

IF, you have a virus, AND cannot get rid of it, you'll have to take the computer back to Day 1, when it came from the factory.

This will be a Full Install. (Destructive Installation)

NOTE*
ALL of your personal information, AND any programs you have installed, will be GONE!

The computer will be back to Day 1 from the factory, and before you put anything on it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(Sound like I'm being harsh with Best Buy, and Geek Squad?
I, and others on FixYa, have repaired OODLES of problems made by these guys! )

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My Compaq Presario SR1500NX is extremely slow! I want to restore it back to factory settings it'll clean up whatevers causing the problem.


Restart the computer and before it gets to setup inert the install disk that came with the computeror they will send you a new one for how much I don't know.

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I have a compaq presario sr1500nx and i want to restore it to factory settings.The problem is I was told i needed a disk and i cant find the disk.I was wondering if I could restore it without a disk or...


1.The first option is you can try to restore it from F11 the hard drive partition...Shut down the comp and then restart it and keep tapping the F11 until you get a screen that says Recovery manager...
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3.choose whether you want to backup or do recovery without the backup...click on next...
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6.If this option is not available...disk's are the only option...

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