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I would like to reset my settings and restore every thing back to the way it was when i bought my hp laptop how can i do this in the simplest of terms iam newbi

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Try using f11 on startup, this will start HP Recovery Manager.
If you have recovery disks you can also restore system by restarting the laptop with recovery cd inside.
Otherwise use HP recovery manager pressing F11 on startup.
Ifyou do not have recovery cd and recovery manager does not work, youwill need a replacement recovery cd from HP or a generic Windows setupdisk.
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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 factory restore my HP desktop?


HP provided recovery disks. If you don't have them, you can get them from this site.
http://www.myrecoverycds.com/HPa800.html

If this answers your question, I'd appreciate 4 thumbs. I do this for fun and do not get paid.
Jim

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1610NX Desktop PC and I am having problems restoring it back to original factory settings. Can I please get some help on how to get it back to factory settings.


Back to factory settings requires the Restoration Disk. (CD disk)

Turn the computer on, install the Restoration Disk in your optical drive, (Either one), and wait for the disk to boot up.

Once you come to the question of, "What do you wish to do; Non-Destructive Restoration, or Destructive Restoration, choose Destructive Restoration.

(Non-Destructive Restoration is Repair.
Destructive Restoration is a Full Installation )

After you click on your choice follow the instructions.
Takes an average of 35 to 45 minutes.

Don't have the Restoration Disk?
You can obtain it from HP Support. (HP bought out Compaq)
The disk/s are free. The shipping and handling is not.

$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

In the USA the phone number to call them is toll free.
(Big deal if you have unlimited service, or a cell phone, huh?
I just included this info anyway)

1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(I called this number to verify it's a working number, and the procedure is still the same, about 2 months ago. It's a working number. No charges are involved)

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact/phone_assist.html

For HP Support phone numbers not in the USA,

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html

You will need your Serial Number, (S/N), to give to the nice representative on the phone.
This is either on the back of your computer tower, or up on the side of the tower.
It's in the white Service Tag.

If you have questions please post in a Comment.
Would appreciate hearing how this came out.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I wish to reset my HP g7000 laptop back to factory settings.


All i wish to do is set the laptop back to how it was when i bought it.

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I'd like to restore to factory setting how?


Please use the link below to for instructions on how to recovery your system. I strongly recommend backing up your My Documents, Bookmarks, and other import data before running a system recovery.

Notebook PCs - Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=3466274&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c00809678

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Westinghouse notebook has lost all audio and is slow also a system error message on bootup and found new hardware wizzard randomly pops up


ist thing to do is look to see if you can do a System restore ... to do this look in Programs then accessories then system restore go back to were you last remember sound ,,,, this is the simplest method
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Emachine restore back to factory settings


Hello,
I had to restore my Emachine. I have Windows Vista
(1) Go to start menu
(2) Click on all programs
(3) click on Emachine
(4) click on Emachine recovery management
(5) Click on restore on the bar across the top
(6) click on restore to system factory default

It takes about 20 mins.

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Reset a compaq presario 2500, back to factory setting.


Do you have the restore discs to restore the laptop into the original state? if you don't please contact compaq for replacements.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=242213

If you need anything else, let me know.

Thank you,
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How do i Restore my Compaq Presario 1200 laptop to orginial store bought state?


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