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I have linux ubuntu on my hp desktop and i am trying to put it in recovery to reinstall windows and f11 wont work, pleeeeez help

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Did you delete the recovery partition. Try F12 and use the cd rom drive to boot from.

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U need one special program who makes works same with xp and ubuntu..When i find it i will post for u ok?

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You should have them from your first install that should work, if not some emachines have a recovery section on the hard drive already that should allow you to re install your WinXP OS at least to factory origanal any time you want to Hope that is of some help to you. Thank you

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windows corrupted maybe try to reformat your pc and install back windows.but dont forget to take out your hardisk and backup your important things ok

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Full reset operating system without a disk for my HP elitebook 856p

windows PC? 8560P you meant, the zero matters, I have lots of the 8540s./
f11 key works if the PC was not slammed and was.
the manual covers that.
read the page recovery..
oops you wiped the whole HDD? with say DBAN>?
well that kills dead the F11 partition
so you get to buy windows again (or linux)

with out a disk.? you mean DVD sure.
so we use usb thumb drives now to install the OS>
no DVD needed nor wanted. sure.

so where would an OS come from.
linux free
why slick the drive like that, F11 erases the OS installed side
and leaves F11 ready for the next infection. etc.

Do i have enough disks

Which operating system ? and type of desktop computer ?
You should only need one or two discs but if your doing a full factory restore you wont need any dics unless you have installed the operating system individually on a computer.
Because you have neglected to provide more details i am unable to provide the correct procedure so here is an example
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) - RelatedLinks

My hp Pavilion a450n wont boot it shows the screen where it says Window XP and it shut down and for maybe 1 second shows a blue screen with some info and it goes back to asking to start window normally...

It sounds like your windows OS installation has been corrupted. Your computer might have a recovery partition like many HP models do.
Try hitting F11 when you first turn on the computer (watch the screen in the corners. It may say something like hit "F2 to go to BIOS or F12 to choose a boot device/ etc. Each computer is different in this regard).
If you can get into the recovery partition you may be able to do a windows repair. Alternatively, if you have your windows disc you can boot off the cd and run the windows repair tool like that.
I would HIGHLY recommend manually backing up any and all important files first. If you have a USB enclosure use that to pull the drive out and hook it up to another computer. If you dont then I would run a bootalbe version of linux or something and transfer your files to a USB drive or burn to a cd. See here to download ubuntu.

Hp screen wont start up i just get the blue hp screen f10 = start up esc= boot menu f11=system recovery f9 = dignoses when i pree these buttonms nothing happens tried unplugging everything and still...

If pressing F11 ("system recovery") does nothing, then your disk-drive, which contains a "system recovery partition" is inaccessible,
i.e., your disk-drive has failed.

You'll need to buy a new disk-drive, install it, and use the original "System Restore" set of CD/DVD disks to reinstall Windows onto the new disk-drive.

Hello, I have an Hp pavillion dv6000. It used to have windows vista on it, and one day it downloaded and installed updates from windows atomatically. this crashed it. i would keep trying to start it...

i said this in my previous postings on this section i think microsoft maliciously and intentionaly design software that crashes and "bricks"Linux systems

File missing or corrupt

You could always use Ubuntu either temporarily or permanently. It's an Operating System based on GNU/Linux and is completely free, and in a lot of people's opinions it's better than Windows. You can set it up to run on a seperate partition and choose which OS to run at boot, or you can format the drive and just install Ubuntu which will automatically run at boot.

check it out here:
What is Ubuntu?
Read about it, get the free download, burn it to a CD-R and reboot to install. The installation is straight forward, and the new GUI in 9.10 is simple to learn for a new user. Most drivers are automatically configured if not all, already. :) Hope it helps

Ubuntu wont boot after mobo replacement

You have to repair the installion, When you change the mobo you need to reinstall or repair the os, even with windows, well of course with windows because windows sucks, Try updating from the shell sudo apt-get install update

Hi, i have recently got a hp pavillion dv5000 laptop given to me, unfortunately it has no operating system on it, i have an xp disc to install but when i try it gets to the point where it says press any...

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you may not liker linux at first, but give it a while and you will soon love it, and there are many different "flavors" of linux, try it out

Ubuntu 8.10 wont detect my wireless card

You can try looking in the manufacturer website to see if they have made a driver for Linux. Actually, most Linux distros have a nice set of drivers, but not all hardware out there have good Linux support.Surprisingly, Ubuntu 8.10 detected one CompUSA USB wireless adapter for which they don't have the XP drivers.

Ntldr is missing

seems your MBR is damage. but you can repair it if only you can boot in windows cd and entering in the recovery console.

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.    At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

BOOTCFG  /rebuild

6.    To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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