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Recovery options onboard hard drive?

A relative gave me there dv4000. of course its seen bad times since i last saw it. but anyhow i am wanting to restore the original software. i recall hp and compaqs often have a partition on the drive to do this, though sometimes its either the eds you get, or the recover partition, what is the way to start this if so possible?

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When you start up the computer at the very beginning when it shows the logo it should have the key to press for system restore at the bottom of the screen usually on HP's and Compaq's its F11 at startup

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I work at a company who is an HP Partner so.

Greetings,

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