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I need to restore my computer to the factory setting but I do not have the restore cd. How do I go about doing that

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If it's a newer computer, there is a recovery partition you can boot to by hitting F11 during system boot. But you can also order a replacement Reinstallation CD direct from HP/Compaq by calling HP TotalCare at 1-800-474-6836. You can also contact their parts department directly at 1-800-277-8164.

The cost is nominal for them to ship out a new CD, under $40 anyway. Depending on the problem sometimes they'll ship out a new set free of charge.

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