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Factory restore Presario without CD

Presario V6000 running XP Media Center - How do I reset the laptop to factory settings without the recovery CD (which I can't find)?  It is running so slow I want to start over.

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

Welcome to the HP Forum! Smiley Happy


kriswick wrote:

Presario V6000 running XP Media Center - How do I reset the laptop to factory settings without the recovery CD (which I can't find)?  It is running so slow I want to start over.


Please identify your notebook with the entire product name/number. Start the HP Support Assistant and provide the number at the bottom of the screen.

 

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

P/N RG298UA#ABA.  BIOS Version HP F .3D  Do you need the S/N?

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

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No serial number required.
Thanks for the ID.

 

If you have not modified the partitions  the following should work.

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  1. Press the Power button to start the PC, and then press the f11 key when the standard BIOS prompts are displayed on the black screen.
    NOTE:Pressing the f11 key during the startup on a computer with an HP factory image will start the system recovery process even if the prompt is not displayed.
     
  2. If the HP Recovery Manager can access the recovery partition on the hard drive, a prompt to backup the user files before beginning the recovery is displayed. Follow any on-screen instructions.
  3. If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix any system errors, you will need to use the personalized recovery disc that you created to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
  4. If you have not created the personalized recovery disc, or the discs are corrupted, you can order a replacement recovery disc from HP.
  5. When the Recovery Manager starts, follow the step-by-step recovery instructions shown above.

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

Fantastic news.  This is my wife's laptop and now she wants to wait until next weekend to do this as she doesn't want to miss Cyber Monday sales.  Will let you know how it goes next weekend.

 

Thanks so much.

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

Has your wife ever burned a Recovery set using HP Recovery Manager software in Start,All Programs? If not you should be able to do so now,Be sure to use good quality DVD+R such as Sony disks.

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD

No, I haven't burned a CD backup but will this weekend when I work on her laptop.  Thanks for the heads up.

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TADA!  Works like a charm, no more bogging down.  Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: Factory restore Presario without CD


kriswick wrote:

Presario V6000 running XP Media Center - How do I reset the laptop to factory settings without the recovery CD (which I can't find)?  It is running so slow I want to start over

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