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How to perform HP Compaq NW9440 factory reset

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Compaq NW9440
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     The problem is that I've erased all of the data on my HP Compaq NW9440, and now I am really sorry about that.. So I want to restore this notebook to its original state, but i don't know where its recovery disc, or if it actually exist. I was trying to install all of the software supplied on the HP Support website, it worked, but only barely (now it lacks HP CD-DVD Recovery Creator and HP Diagnostic software). I was trying to get a new disc from HP Support Center directly, but they said that term for granting a Recovery disc has expired.

I have its Serial and Product number, Windows XP Product key and all of the documentation that come with this notebook.

 

How can I actually restore all of the software, or I'm toasted? I will appreciate any ideas...

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@Compaq_NW9440

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!


Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...

HP stopped carrying Recovery Media for XP machine years ago.

 

You can try these other sites, but I doubt they will still have it: 
http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/


Good Luck

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Thanks for the welcome!

 

If I'll find a Recovery Disc from absolutely different NW9440, will it work on my laptop?

 

What exactly HP Recovery CD/DVD Creator does?

 

Thanks for the answer!

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@Compaq_NW9440

 

Recovery media tends to be make and model specific, so media for a different PC will most likely NOT work on yours.

 

The tool creates Recovery Media in the form of CDs and/or DVDs on older PCs; on newer PCs, it creates USB sticks.

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Huge thanks for help!

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