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Pavilion 533 could not preform a system recover from the hard drive used recover cds from compaq sr201 both had windows xp,system recover started on the pavilion and but never finished ,now there is nothing there help!

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Because the hardware differs from the sr201 and the pav 533 you cannot use the recovery discs of one model on the other. You have two solutions. First, you can order your recover discs from HP for around $25 by calling them at 800.hpinvent. Second, you can use an OEM copy of windows xp and use your xp key that is on your computer. You may have to call in and have it activated but they will do it.

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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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We need a restore disc for a Compaq Pressario 6000. Seem our hard drive is having an issue.


You will need to contact Compaq support to order a recovery disc for your machine.

Jul 17, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How can i restore back to factory condition without the disc?


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.

Nov 27, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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I cannot recover my hp A 350n computer...there is an system error, hard disk error...i am using windows home xp


Hard disk error means hard disk error.
Power OFF and open up the computer.
Check all power and data cables to the hard drive.
Close it up and turn ON.
Not likely to work....
The hard drive needs to be replaced.
If you need more assistance, please post...

Sep 25, 2009 | HP Pavilion a350n PC Desktop

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Vgaoem.fon


Hello there:
your problem is due to a missing or corrupt file this file is a key file that windows needs to operate.
please try this
Root of the issue
You might come across this error message and this behavior of Windows operating system due to missing or damaged Vgaoem.fon file. This is a key file for Windows operating system, which is required for Windows to boot up.
How to recover inaccessible or lost partitions
Follow the underwritten steps to sort out the issue:
  • Configure your PC to start from CD/DVD
  • Insert XP bootable CD and restart the system
  • Boot the system from CD and press R to start system in Recovery Console
  • At command prompt, type map and press enter
  • Type underwritten line and hit enter: expand CD-ROM drive:\i386\vgaoem.fo_ drive: \windows\system here CD-ROM drive is the drive latter of your CD Drive.
  • Type exit and restart the system.

If your system works properly, then the problem is resolved. In the else case use Partition Recovery Software to recover lost hard drive partitions and data. These tools are particularly designed to effectively scan the affected hard drive and retrieve all of the lost, missing and inaccessible hard drive partitions. These applications are quite easy and safe to use. i hope that this helps
best regards mike

Jul 22, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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System32 dll file is missing or corrup


There is a good possibility that you are having a hardware failure of the Hard Disk Drive, causing the windows error.

Either in the BIOS or in the F12 boot menu should be an option to run diagnostics, see if the hard drive fails. If it does, then you need to replace the drive.

If not, you will likely need an XP Installation CD so you can boot to Recovery Console and run the command CHKDSK /P to try and recover the operating system

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Computer seems to be in a loop when turned on


What you are having there is a problem with the booting up of windows. most likely a corruption. The best thing to do here is to have your computer taken to a local technician or a friend who knows about computers. Have your hard drive files recovered by connecting your hard drive to their computers. Then after that you could either try to use your windows xp cd to do a repair installation (However its not a guarantee that you will be able to recover your files with this step.) or to have a full Operating System reinstallation. Hope this helps.

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Everytime I turn on my computer. It would take to a black screen. Saying that to select on of the four modes to start windows xp. Either Safe mode with networking or command prompt. And to start windows...


first try using your boot disk for your current operating system and recover your system if that doesn't work you would need to install over your os but if u have any important files on your hard drive you would need to take out your hard drive and and place it in another pc to and save your files

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Problem with dvd/cd ram does not detected cd


CD Recording software that comes with HP and Compaq computers is made to recognize only the original CD and DVD drives. If a new CD or DVD writable drive was added, use the software that came with the drive or purchase and use new CD writing software. If you are using Windows XP, you can use Windows XP itself to create CDs (not DVDs). CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows If the drive is missing in Windows, remove all connected USB, firewire, and parallel devices and perform the following steps to enable the drive in Windows: Step 1: Checking for CD/DVD drive in BIOS Make sure the drive appears in Setup. The drive has to be detected in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) before Windows can see the drive. Check for detection as follows:
  1. Turn on the PC. When the first logo screen appears, press the F1 key repeatedly until the BIOS Setup screen appears (on some models this key press may be different, F2 or Del )
  2. Press the F5 key, and then press the Enter key to reset the BIOS to the defaults.
  3. Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to select Main .
  4. The hardware-identifying name should appear next to Secondary Master, Secondary Slave, or Primary Slave.

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First make sure the hard drive is reconogized in the BIO's, then do a clean install of XP choosing to delete the existing partition and install into the undefined space. choose to format the drive NTFS. if it still fails after this, sounds like you will need to replace the hard drive. Also the CPU speed will need to be at least 700 mhz for XP to work correctly but a higher mhz is all ways better. BPCS

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