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Sue_2
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Trying to recover factory settings on old Pavilion ze2000

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I have an old Pavilion ze2000 and want to restore it to factory settings.  It had Windows XP Professional.  I do not have the start-up disks.  Can not find any option to do this.  Starting and hitting F11 does not work -  it just beeps at me as long as F11 is held down.

 

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On XP machines it was usually F10 at power on. 

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F10 gets me to the BIOS set up, which has nothing about recovery to factory settings (that I can find).

Probably pointless, anyway, since I have lost my wireless connection, and none of the "wizards" seem to know how to look for an existing wireless network.  *sigh*

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Not sure if the ze2000 even has a Recovery partition. It may have only used Recovery Discs. Do you see another partition if you use Disk Management? Right click My Computer, select Manage. In the window that opens look in left sidebar for Disk Management.

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When I do that I see only one partition listed, of type "Basic."  Guess I'm out of luck, then?

 

Well, it would be somewhat better if I could access wi-fi again. Any idea what I may have inadvertantly turned off to lose my wireless connection?  (oe should I start a new topic?)

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Yes, start another thread in the networking section of forum-describe what happens with wireless:

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/bd-p/Internet

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