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Student
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Member Since: ‎10-13-2011
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Can I complete a system restore from the BIOS utility setup on a Pavilion 750 with XP

My HP Pavilion 750 with XP desktop turned off on its own and when I tried to turn it back on the next day it would not complete the boot up.  I get the blue HP screen it starts to open windows in a second and makes a clicking sound and goes black except a blinking cursor line in the top left part of the screen. I can only get the BIOS utility setup to start while rebooting by pressing off. Is there a way to run system recovery to an earlier time without losing my files??  I do have the original setup software.

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Dean
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Member Since: ‎12-31-2008
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Re: Can I complete a system restore from the BIOS utility setup on a Pavilion 750 with XP

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Fixing this is problematic if the is no WINXP CD but see this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503/en-us

If your computer has a floppy drive, then make a bootable floppy, boot to the floppy and run fixboot, then  fixmbr (of course make sure those files are on the floppy)  or try: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

 BTW:  In order to run a restore for the OS restore to an earlier date, it can be done in Safe Mode but not the BIOS.

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