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How can I ensure that I will not lose my saved files if I do the recovery method?

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There are two types of recovery....one is to reformat the hard drive..which puts the computer back to where it was when it was first purchased...and the other will just recover all operating files..leaving all of your personal files in place. If you have the option of going to a restore point, try that first. If you have critical files on your hard drive, you could purchase another hard drive and install Windows on it and put old hard drive in computer and use it as a slave and retrieve all critical files that way as it seems that the operating system is corrupted at this point.

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My computer is saying that the system is not fully installed and all I want to do is to resite it to its factory settings


Which operating system ?????.....
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.
Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
using the hp recovery manager in windows 7

Oct 15, 2013 | HP Pavilion 524w (DB280AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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Did a system recovery with recovery disks it failed got corrupted disks and files cant reload op


Have you tried recovery from your hard drive first (this may or may not exist on your particular computer model) and performing recovery may lose data (your personally created files, music, pictures, etc.), depending on options you choose.

You can likely order recovery disks from HP for your model. Visit this link and put in your information:

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/Hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=B082A879119D4FDF9B19111AAC896A99


If you can't locate the correct information from their website, I recommend that you give them a call, so that a person can assist you with getting the correct recovery disks.

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I want to restore my laptop to factory settings its an hp pavilion dv4000


  • Using the recovery partition
    • 1 Turn on your computer and insert your recovery disc. Press F10 during start-up to open the console. This opens up the HP recovery console.
    • 2 Click "Next" on the screen that appears.
    • 3 Choose whether you want a nondestructive recovery (one that keeps your files in place) or a destructive one (one that erases your disk and rebuilds your system to factory defaults). If most of your files aren't corrupted or are still usable, go with a nondestructive recovery. Otherwise, perform the destructive recovery.
    • 4 Follow the instructions on the prompts that appear to restore your HP Pavillion.
  • Using recovery discs
    • 1 Turn on your computer. Press F1 at the first logo screen to enter the BIOS menu.
    • 2 Move to the Boot Options section of the BIOS menu. Look for the Boot Priority menu.
    • 3 Set the Boot Priority option to booting the CD-ROM first.
    • 4 Insert the first recovery disc into the HP laptop. Then press "Enter" on your keyboard to save your settings and exit. The computer will then reboot into the recovery console.
    • 5 Follow the instructions on the prompts that appear, to restore your laptop.



  • Jan 01, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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    How can i restore my hp pavilion 7955 computer to factory settings


    The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data. Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.


    Instructions

      Access Recovery Manager During Windows Startup
    1. 1 Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
    2. 2 Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
    3. 3 Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter." The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.
      Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
    4. 1 Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
    5. 2 Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."
    6. 3 Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.

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    How do i reset my hp computer back to the way i bought it?


    factory settings could mean performing a system restore to a previous state of the OS. I'll try to explain how you can perform each one of these methods in the article below.
    Restore Factory Settings - System Restore System Restore is the in-built tool of Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to roll back the registry to a previous state. Note that it only "restores" previous settings for the registry and Windows system files.
    You can use system restore to get rid of spyware, but if system restore does not fix your problem, you'll have to resort to either a clean install of the OS or using your recovery CD/DVDs.
    You can read my previous post on how to restore your computer using the System Restore feature. If system restore is disabled, you can read my post on how to enable system restore again.
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    Restore Factory Settings - Recovery CD/DVDs Most computers come with either a recovery CD/DVD or a recovery partition that is hidden on the computer. This is true for most HP and Dell machines now these days.
    If you have one of these, you can access the recovery from within Windows or during startup.
    For HP, you can go to Start, All Programs, HP Tools, and then choose HP PC System Recovery.
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    You can also press the F10 key multiple times during bootup to get access to the recovery console in case Windows is not loading properly.
    On Dells, you can access the recovery partition by pressing Ctrl + F11 immediately after the machine is turned on.
    Note that all of your data will be lost on the hard drive. Using a recovery CD is not the same as repairing XP. When you repair Windows XP, all of the system files are replaced with the original ones, but your data and applications remain intact.
    Restore Factory Settings - Clean Install XP Your last and final option for restoring XP to factory settings is to perform a clean install. This requires having the CD/DVD for the OS. If you only have a hidden recovery partition, you will not be able to perform a clean install.
    A clean install basically consists of booting from the original XP CD, deleting all partitions, recreating new partitions, and then installing Windows XP from CD.
    It's a fairly straight-forward process and you can read this excellent tutorial for step by step instructions. Again, it's important to note that you will lose all your data in this process.

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    DigitalPersona Personel Fingerprint reader not detected, HP Pavillion dv6706tx Vista 32, DigitalPersona Vers. 4.11.3805. All drivers up to date. In device manager cannot find Personal too. Any idea how to...


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    Makin it start up


    This sounds like a generic problem with the update, what versions of PS3 is everyone using? The 2.5 had had issues of attatched malware (apparently according to other posts) as well as bugs like the one you are experiencing.

    Try lookin at (read all of this post before trying this):

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t1200607-no_main_menu_just_wavy_lines_sony

    Have a look at this post, as I was about to suggest the same method but is saves me the typing.

    To bring up the recovery menu, wait for the dual beep and it will start up. If this does not work, try entering 'recovery mode' in sony website there will be another tutorial.

    YOU NEED TO BACK UP ALL GAME DATA IF POSSIBLE AS YOU MAY (IN FACT WILL MOST PROBABLY) LOSE IT using this method. Ensure there is no other method to fix this first but i was suggested it by the guy i bought my ps3 off when my games would not load.

    With all of the problems, Sony should release a bug fix or a definite method to recover this issue but if you cannot acess your ps3 then i would suggest recovery mode as it worked for me with a previous problem similar to this, though you will probably have to format drives and lose data / vids / pics as a result.

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    Were you offered any chance to back up settings and files?
    Upgrading Win is normally pretty safe with more than one opportunity to save the previous version & setup and/or a restore opportunity.
    I doubt your files have been overwritten; they are probably still present unless you were offered and opted for, a reformat of your HD.
    There is probably a D: partition on your drive; it may be hidden, but gain access to it to see if you have a recent folder that refers to the previous installation.

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    First, try downloading and installing the Audio Drivers from the link below :

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp28001-28500/sp28482.exe

    Please save the file in the Notebook and double click it after the download completes to install the drivers.

    This Drivers should provide you the required/previous options in the Audio Properties.

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    Ze2000


    Do you have a recovery disk?

    Insert the recovery disc, (if auto run starts up, just close it)
    Go to Start>Run and type cmd and hit enter.
    In the DOS command window, type sfc /SCANNOW and hit enter.
    That will check your Windows files against the Windows files on the disc. If it finds corrupted or missing ones, it will repair or replace them. You will not lose any data or files this way. (If it will accept the disc again)

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