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DESTRUCTIVE RECOVERY My son and I have tried to do System Recovery using both methods listed once SR disk is inserted. After recovery is complete, we get the reading to hit F11, the NDLRD or NTLDR. What's going on? Why can't we get to the original settings?

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    cKHID May 11, 2010

    Please clarify, what oiginal settings are you refering to & what OS are you using



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Do not hit f11 go in to ur bois by hiting f1 delete or space bar go to a screen called save settings and restore ur bios back ntldr is net leader nd is non detected leader

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How do I install recovery discs


Performing a system recovery is destructive process and will destroy your as-is system and data, and return it to as-shipped state.
Basically, to perform a system recovery from your recovery disk(s) [which is what I assume you mean by 'install recovery discs], insert the (first) disk in your CD or DVD tray, and turn your computer on; enter the BIOS set-up and select boot device = device in which you have put your recovery disk. Save the changes, and continue to boot. Subsequently, simply follow the instructions in the menu.

I recommend you follow your manufacturer's instructions for performing a system recovery. HP's are here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bph07145#N449
A more general outline is given here
http://www.ehow.com/how_6797889_restore-using-system-recovery-disc.html

Do not forget to update your drivers and other software after you have finished because what you have recovered to is the state that your computer was in when it left the factory, not the state it was in immediately before you performed the recovery. (barring any hardware changes that may have occurred of course)

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HOw do i reset my computer to where its practiclly new?


Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery.
There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive.

Destructive recovery will reformat your hard drive, destroying all data and reinstalling the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration.

Non-destructive, or "system," recovery will repair your Windows installation, replacing any damaged or missing system files and restoring the registry to the factory setting.

Non-destructive recovery is the best option if you are unable to back up your user data before running system recovery.Restoring with CDs


Back up all crucial user files if you are able to do so.
If your computer will not burn CDs, use flash drives of 4GB or higher to store your data.

Alternatively, you can use your network to transfer files.
You can then back up your data to CDs at your leisure.

Detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and your printer before recovering.

Also remove any additional hard drives by disconnecting the cable from the back of the computer.
Leave your monitor, mouse and keyboard attached to the computer.

Shut down your computer.
Place the first recovery CD in the CD drive.

If your recovery files are written on a partition, you may be able to select system recovery from the splash screen and your computer starts.
Select the recovery option you would like to use.
To perform a destructive recovery, click the "Advanced" menu option.

Select "Destructive Recovery" and click "Next."
To perform a non-destructive, or system, recovery, click "Next" from the opening screen.
Watch the computer while it is recovering to the factory settings.
Watch for any errors, as the computer will wait indefinitely for a response from you, slowing down recovery time.

Also, you may need to insert additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them. Restoring With Recovery Manager

Click the Windows "Start" menu, type "Recovery" in the Search field and press "Enter."
Click "Advanced Options," choose "System Recovery" and select "Next."
If you are prompted to use Microsoft's recovery program, select "No."
Choose the option to back up your files, if you haven't done it already.
Once that is complete, choose "Next" to begin reformatting the drive and returning the system to factory settings. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/How-do-I-RESTORE-my-system-to-the-original-factory-settings/td-p/50113

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I have a spywhere infection on my advent laptop how do i resore to factory settings?


Using the HDD Recovery System
Your Advent computer uses the latest recovery system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's original factory condition.

There are two ways to start the recovery -
Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.
In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.
The recovery will load and display a box with one option:
Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.
To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.
System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.
System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.
Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.
You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.
The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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I have this T5048 Emachine and its been great for the last 5 or more years but i just recently upgraded my memory to 2GB and want to perform a system recovery cause it will perform better after a recovery...


Turn the computer on, install the Recovery Disk in the optical drive. Give the optical drive a few seconds to read the Recovery Disk.

If the recovery disk is not read, and does not start automatically, go to Start, My Computer, and double-click on the optical drive icon.
(D: drive)

When the Recovery Disk starts, and comes to the question, "What do you wish to do?", click on Destructive Recovery. Also may be listed as Full Installation.

Post questions in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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I can not get my computer beyond startup screen,it won't start in safe mode or anything. and the company i bought it from did not supply recovery disk. Where do I go from here?


Hi,

Recovery is the only option as i can see so as u said that you dont have the recovery disk here is a way to run the recovery from the partition .Turn the computer off and then instead of the F8 key tap the f10 key till you get a screen that says system recovery ..once you get the recovery page click on the advance option and then select destructive recovery .Click on next to initiate the recovery ,once it complets 100% restart the computer as it will prompt you to and then do the basic setup for the computer after which it will take you to the dsktop .

If this does not work then here is the phone number for computer surgeons from where you can get the recovery cds(1800 496 6127)

All the best

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I need to do a destructive recovery. Do I need a


That depends, what operating system are you using? if its vista or 7 you dont need a disk. Restart the pc and when the bios screen shows press f11 or what ever key is assigned to Recovery Console. Follow the prompts and your all done. If your using xp you may need the disk for the recovery. Have you considered doing a system restore? or is the problem to severe?

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How to do an advent 7113 laptop factory reset, tried pressing f10 at start up but not sure what to do after that


hope this helps
  • There are two ways to start the recovery -
    • Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.
    • In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.
  • The recovery will load and display a box with one option:
    • Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.
    To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.
    • System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.
    • System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.
  • Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.
  • You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.
  • The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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Want to restore HP Pavillion 505 N computer back to original


To do a system recovery without recovery disks (not all machines can perform this without recovery disks) press the power button and immediately keep tapping the F10 button until you enter the recovery console.

If unsuccessful, you will need to boot using the recovery disks that came with the machine.
  1. Place the first disk in the 1st CD tray (some machines may have multiple CD/DVD drives) and start up.
  2. Start the machine and immediately press ESC button to enter BIOS
  3. Select the drive the recovery CD is in
  4. Press Enter
  5. Once the machine boots off the recovery disk it will provide several options
  6. Press R for a standard recovery
  7. Press F for a "destructive" recovery (will wipe out and format hard drive)
  8. Press Q to quit
Once you've made your selection, the recovery process will automatically proceed. It may ask for additional recovery disks which have more software.

NOTE: if you are currently able to boot into the machine prior to recovery you should go in and back up any pertinent files. Both recovery options will wipe out personal files.


A link to this information has been provided below. Best of luck.
Greg

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Compaq presario system recovery


Hi,

When the initial blue HP screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. The progress indicator that first appears does not indicate that a recovery is taking place. The progress indicator represents the time before the recovery process is started.

When the Recovery screen appears, click Next, and then click Yes to perform a normal, non-destructive recovery.

To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced, and then click Yes.



CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer.

After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup.


NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over an hour, depending on the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (Like My Documents and the Desktop.

Note:Dont foregt to backup your important files/documents.
Hope this helps !
Thanks..

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How can I make my machine do a destructive system recovery?


Just use the XP home disk and any drivers that you need either get the from Gateways website or download everest (lavalys.com) and get them thru that...

let me know...
Matt

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