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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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How to restore to factory settings, hp desktop pavilion 1993


There are two ways to do this. 1st. Using the recovery partition already installed on your hard drive. 2nd. Creating recovery disc by launching the recovery disc creator. It is highly recommended that when purchasing a new computer a set of recovery discs be may as a factory back up in case your hard drive fails. You should make your recovery discs first. That will require at least 3 DVD blanks. Tell you what, you make the discs first and I'll explain how to use both methods. Click your start button and find a folder called maintenance. The location and name of the folder varies by each computer manufacture as to where they file the recovery disc creator program. I believe It's in the maintenance folder. Open it and there you should find the program. Simply run the program and follow instructions. computershack.leo@gmail.com Good Luck

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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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How to reset


Which operating system ??..

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
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While restarting the computer keep tapping on the F10 key
on the next screen you will find start system recovery , and on the next screen you will find advanced options
in advanced option you will find an option for Destructive Recovery.. click that

If you are not able to run the recovery on the computer as above then you will need no use a set of recovery cds..... if you dont have them you can get it from HP..
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HP Desktop factory settings
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)

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Downloadable recovery for HP Pavilion A1630n?


You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windowsdrivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download thedrivers: -
http://welcome.hp.com/country/au/en/cs/support.html

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Desktop HP Pavilion 7840 says "operating system not found"


This could be as simple as a missing file from the operating system, or as severe as a total hard drive failure.

I'd start by trying to boot from the recovery CD and chose the option to fix the operating system - rather than an all out recovery which will delete all your files on the PC.

The other option is to "slave" the hard drive inside another desktop machine - this way you should be able to access your files through My Computer and copy them to a flash drive or CD. Then you can restore the hard drive using the CD as mentioned earlier.

Feb 08, 2012 | HP Pavilion 7840 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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Hi, my 18month old hp pavilion has stopped working it has given me problems since I purchased it. For the last couple of weeks have had trouble booting up. It just got stuck on searching for drivers, now...


The first thing you need to do is backup any important data, such as pictures, files, and anything important that you've saved since purchasing your computer, including emails and any favorites in IE or Firefox 9which can create html or JSON backup files that will populate yout favorites after you restore your original system). If you haven't tried it yet, you may simply just need to do a system restore in Windows. Look up system restore in search to get to it and follow the instructions to restore to an earlier time. Usually a system checkpoint date is best. If you choose to do a restore with the HP recovery partition, that will restore your machine to the way it was when you purchased it and you'll lose some files depending on which restore type you select. All new data will be lost and the system will be returned to factory condition. You should also disconnect all external devices like printers, scanners etc.

Most new computers don't come with recovery disks like they used to. Instaed they have a recovery partition on your hard drive.There are a couple of ways to get to the recovery screen. One way is to tap the F10 key repeatedly when booting the PC. This should take you to a screen that shows your recovery option. Choose the simple one that won't completely restore and format your disk or all new data will be lost. Or, in Windows, you can go to start, then all programs, then HP tools and then select HP system recovery. I'd first try windows system restore though. That won't delete any of your current files or folders.

Jan 07, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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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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How do i reset everything


when the sytem is starting up keep pressing F10 to access the recovery options, all windows files and files you created will be deleted and the sytem will be restored to original factory condition. OR
use the recovery disk creater when in windows to make recover disks, this usaully can only be done once, so if you can access the OS then backup your files and use th F10 method as described earlier.

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Manufacturer reboot


Start the computer and tap F11 while it boots
select advanced / this will reformat the drive and install the origonal facotry settings

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