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HP Pavilion F10

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Duamax, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. Duamax

    Duamax Thread Starter

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    I was about to do a restore on my computer today. I restarted my computer and hit the F10 key like always, but nothing happens, the computer just restarts. I tried it repeatedly with the same result. I went back to my computer and seen that the restore partition is still there can anyone tell me why I cannot get my restore working? Is there a way around this I mean is there another way to activate my restore?
     
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  3. lexmarks567

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    Hmmm.Do you want a do a full restore of the hardrive to factory condition or just restore to a earlyer time.
     
  4. Duamax

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    I am looking for a full factory restore. I have not been able to find any info on how to access the drive partion that has my restore info and initialize it without having to use the F10 key.
     
  5. lexmarks567

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    The way its set up on my computer is go to start click all programs click on PC help and tools click on system recovery.It will say do you really want to run system recovery click yes.Sinse yours is a HP It might be under a different name.Mines a compaq.
     
  6. Duamax

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    I tried to locate that to. I am still unable to locate anything that would let ne do that. Is there a way to start the system recovery from command prompt?
     
  7. lexmarks567

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    I don't Know But let me ask my friend.He builds computers so he knows.
     
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    Ok talked to my friend this is what he said I copyed and past it.

    I haven't heard of systerm recovery but heard of system restore. If he's got Windows XP, go to START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, SYSTEM RESTORE. Next, the default option is "restore my computer to an earlier time". Leave it at that, click NEXT, you will then get a calendar. Click on a date that you see in bold and has a large font. The number of the date will look bigger than the other date numbers. You can select a date to revert back to a date where you last had your computer in a working state before a virus or serious error had occurred. Click NEXT and it will either confirm your option or it will start restoring. Let the computer do the rest.

    This may be what I think you're talking about. If not, I have not heard of anything called "system recovery." I don't know anything about the COMMAND line. If you're referring to clicking START, then RUN, I only know "regedit" which I leave alone because changing anything can do some harm, and the other is "msconfig" in which you can select what programs to deactivate when Windows XP boots up.
     
  9. ozrom1e

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    For the full recovery F10 The problem might be that the recovery partition is no longer there. Did you make a recovery disk set? If so on some models of computer the making of a recovery disk set then removes certain information from the recovery partition and it might no longer be available.

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  10. Duamax

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    My recovery partition is still there. The only thing is I can no longer do restore my computer by restarting and hitting F10

    Computer Information
    HP Pavilion 505w
    Windows Xp Home
    1GB of Memory
    2.19GHz Intel Celeron Processor

    I am not sure why I am no longer able to access my restore partition, but I its there. I was just wondering if there was a way to manually start my recovery partition?
     
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