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Compaq presario sr1725an

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  1. hphopelessuser

    hphopelessuser Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and really need your help. I have a compaq presario desktop sr1725an and I need to run a complete recovery on the system. I have tried everything the hp site tells me, but so far nothing works. I really need recovery discs for this computer, it currently has xp loaded. Does anyone know where I can download recovery disks for this computer, I want to restore it to its factory settings.

    Please, any help would be great.

    Thanks!
     
  2. equinox55

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    Hey and welcome to the site,

    You can not downlaod the discs. During the start up there should be a splash screen that says hit this key for system recovery. Have you tried that? If that fails to work, try asking a friend who is good with computer for an xp system disc. Then reformat and enter in your product key.

    Davis
     
  3. hphopelessuser

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    Hi, thanks for that. I have tried repeatedly hitting the f10 key on start on...that does nothing. the hp site says under all programs, thre should be a pc help and tools program or something similar...again..there is nothing like this in my start up programs. I am truly lost. Must be some way of restoring it to factory settings...it didnt come with any discs.
     
  4. equinox55

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    Hey this wil restore it to an earlier setting!
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

    If you want to do a clean install you need to find an xp disc again ask a friend or relative who is good with pcs if they have one!
     
  5. digieman

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    When you recieved your computer the inital setup had a step to make a restore set, not having done that you need to goto www.hp.com/support and follow that to your system. and order the restore CD set.
     
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    The Compaq Presario SR1725AN desktop was manufactured in March 2006 and came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2 pre-installed.

    It supposedly was sold in Australia and New Zealand.

    Because it's over 5 years old, HP/Compaq no longer has the recovery disc kit available for purchase - which are sold only in the U.S.A. and Canada.

    It appears the HP Recovery Center site doesn't sell it either.

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