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HP factory settings

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by sandizzi, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. sandizzi

    sandizzi Thread Starter

    Mar 7, 2010
    I have a HP ze 5600. need to restore factory settings if possible, has windows xp on it
  2. huggie54


    Feb 17, 2008
    Recovering the Factory Software
    The following procedure describes how to recover the notebook’s original operating system and
    drivers. This process can take up to 15 minutes to complete. (For more information about recovering
    the factory software installation, see the readme.txt file in the root directory of the Recovery CDs.)
    CAUTION: Do not interrupt the following process or unplug the AC adapter until the process
    1. Connect the AC adapter to the notebook.
    2. Insert the Restore CD (or the Operating System) disk 1 into the notebook’s CD/DVD drive. If the
    notebook is turned off, use a pin or straightened paper clip to press the release switch on the drive
    door to open it.
    3. Turn on or restart the notebook.
    4. When the HP logo appears, press esc to display the Boot menu.
    5. Use the arrow keys to select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device, and then press enter.
    6. When the dialog box appears, follow the displayed instructions. If prompted, accept the
    recommended partition size.
    To create the Utility partition without installing the factory software, select Advanced, and then
    select not to install the operating system.
    If the hard disk is partitioned into several logical drives, you can install the factory software on
    drive C without affecting other drives. select Advanced and then select to restore only the C partition.
    7. When prompted to reboot the notebook, press ctrl+alt+del, and then follow any instructions that appear.
    8. When the operating system has been installed and while Windows is running, replace the
    OS CD with the Driver Recovery CD. If autorun is not enabled, select Start > Run. Then type
    D:\SWSETUP\APPINSTL\SETUP.EXE (assuming “D:” is your drive designation), and then press enter.
    9. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the drivers.
    10. After the drivers have been installed, the application software may be installed
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Here is the "System Recovery" section for the HP Pavilion ze5600 CTO Notebook PC.

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