11-28-2010 09:43 AM
I have an HP dv2000 with Windows Vista. the problem is that my cd rom dosent work, is there a way beside using the recovery cd to reformat this notebook?
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11-28-2010 10:00 AM
From the Start Menu, click All Programs and scroll down the list until you find a folder called Recovery Manager. Open this folder and launch the recovery application, click on Advanced and you should find the option to restore the PC to factory settings. The other method is to tap away at f11 as you start the PC which should launch HP Recovery.
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11-28-2010 12:04 PM
Didn't DavidPK just give you the answer to that ? Going into the recovery manager or pressing F11 on start up begins the recovery process which formats the drive and reinstalls the OS from the recovery partition.
If some how you did manage to format your primary hard drive with your OS and recovery partition, then both of those items would be erased and you would end up with a laptop with no operating system on it and no means to reinstall it.
You would then have to have the DVD's to reload you OS, either from HP or ones that you created yourself with the recovery manager.