Compaq presario windows vista basic
started a recovery on june 16,2008 at about 11:00 pm and it is still going is this normal,it still ahs the screen
do notturn off your pc during this one timeset up process
your pc restarts several time during this set up process
messages may pop up onto your screen
ignore these messages untill prompted to restart or shutdown your pc
start button at lower left corner
please wait with green boxes right under moving across
sometimes my moniter will go out and the power will flash for more than 1 minute or go black and you will see white arrow
use disc 1 and disc 2 in that order and was told by the screen but was not told to insert the supplemental recovery disc and i did not insert it am i doing this right
any help would be greatly appreciated and needed
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Your Compaq computer includes a recovery partition that allows you to restore your operating system in the event you get a virus or your hard drive crashes. Use the Compaq Recovery Manager to restore the computer to the factory operating condition. Only use the recovery method as a final step in the troubleshooting process as all the software and personal files stored to the computer's hard drive will be erased.
Click the "Start" icon and type "recovery" into the "Start Search" field. Click the "Recovery Manager" option that appears in the list of results. Click "Advanced Options," and click the "System Recovery" option. Click "Next" and the computer will restart into the recovery mode. Click the "System Recovery" option and click "Next." Click "Next" in the "System Recovery" window to launch the recovery process. The partition will reformat your hard drive and restore your Windows Vista operating system to the original condition HP Support document System Restores http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00809678
If you don't want to purchase the recovery disks you may want to just install a 'generic' windows xp, Vista, or Windows 7 and download the drivers you need (if not included in the generic installation) and install the computer's unique drivers.
Hi there, please try this solution, no promises as it appears yo may have a fatal HDD error ot virus:
1. Power on the computer 2. Press F10 repeatedly when you see the HP or Compaq logo. 2. When the recovery screen appears, press Next and then Yes to perform a non-destructive recovery. 3. To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced and then Yes. 4. After the recovery is finished, the PC will reboot.
You dont say what version of windows, when i googled your model it says it was shipped with windows ME ????
Do you need a ME disc , xp , vista or 7
If you have installed another copy of windows other than what was installed, you cant make a recovery disc, you will need a full copy of windows.
Please write back with more info
Get windows 7, or downgrade to xp. lol kidding. During the start up, i beleve its either f11 or f12 press them it should bring you to a boot screen. follow option. or you can use the compaqs built in recovery system. reinstall your system. vista has a option to save its old files for transfer.
SR2180NX has the Vista 32Bit OS from HP. The restore partition will always put Vista 32Bit back on if you use it. Windows XP can only be put on from scratch and I have done it while I still have Vista installed. One problem: there are no XP drivers under SR2180NX webpages. Do your research on the parts that are installed in the 2180 and any other HP machines that have the Windows XP operating system as the OEM OS. But First, check the Intel Site for the 945 chipset drivers (include the SouthBridge, too) under XP. Get them downloaded to a CD and burn the rest of the drivers you find for XP on the same CD. This way, you will have them ready when you are performing the down-grade to windows xp. After you are done with the XP install, you will still have access to the files & work you had done while in Vista. The Vista files are still readable. You might want to consider getting the Windows 7 Professional (not basic) available October 22, 2009. AND you will still have to get the Intel Downloads for Win7 any way, so why not make it a project and make it last for a few years. XP Support stops in 2014.
Most HP and Compaq desktop PCs that ship with Windows Vista and XP do
not come with recovery discs. Instead, they use a partition on the hard
drive. To access a hard drive recovery, turn on the
computer and repeatedly press F10
(Vista) until a Recovery window opens.
If you've upgraded from xp or another earlier version of Windows, you cannot do a recovery. Recovery only works on recovering the present system. If you have upgraded I would suggest saving off all your important files to a DVD, flash drive or onto another partition and then format and reinstall xp or whatever you had before.