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How do I do a complete PC restore without discs? I've tried all the F keys and there's no option to restore the computer so now what? Please help.

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Unless there is a prompt to hit F11 or some other special function key at startup (before Windows starts), then you cannot do it.
You'll need the recovery disks. You can order them from HP.

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Hi there!

if you meant system restore you'll find it from start - all programs -- accessories -- system tools -- system restore. or if you meant that your pc is not booting to your windows screen, you really must have your windows cd to restore it. you can borrow from someone you know who have it or contact 800 HP invent (if you're in the USA) for technical support.

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The site below provides step-by-step instructions & CAUTIONS.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07145&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&site=null&key=null&product=447312

Please reply if this helps or if you need additional guidance.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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Restart your Sony Vaio if it is already on. If it's off, turn it on
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      • Computer problems related to hardware can be diagnosed using the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics option.
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      • To remove all data from the hard drive, including the operating system, all programs and personal data, choose the Wipe and Erase Data option. This option is provided for the convenience of advanced users who want to install a different operating system, and who want to ensure all data has been removed from the hard drive first. All other users are strongly urged to avoid selecting this option.

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