10-28-2009 03:05 AM
I'm thinking of formatting my laptop(v6182ea) to restore everything to it's original state(actually kind of have to!) but the problem is that I've never done so via the partition.I used to use the Recovery DVD but since it's broken this is my only choice.So how do I do it and will I need to install the drivers myself after??
A step-by-step guide would be appreciated.
10-28-2009 10:04 AM
If the notebook came with XP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&
If the notebook came with Vista: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&
I am an HP employee.
10-28-2009 01:25 PM
10-28-2009 07:29 PM
Run Recovery again by tapping F10 key immediately after power on. If you have an Advanced option choose it to format the hdd and reinstall XP.
If no joy,contact HP to order a Recovery set HERE
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11-05-2012 05:00 AM
I bought a new hp laptop but no os dvd were given It is pre loaded with win 7 home basic. I tried to shtink C drive in disk manager and I got 250gb as unallocated space but I am unable to create a new drive. So I want to Bring the laptop to old settings What Can I do Please Help Me
07-16-2014 05:15 PM
I know it was YEARS ago since you posted this; I just wanted to say thanks for sharing the details. My brother came to me with his old XP laptop - he's retired and doesn't know what to do. You provided some helpful, valuable info and I appreciate it.