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Recovering to factory state

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MotoX86, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. MotoX86

    MotoX86 Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2008
    I am preparing my computer for doing a full pc recovery process. I have had viruses and spyware in the past and still continuing windows errors. I want to wipe my hard drive and recover my pc back to factory HP state. I do not have any recovery discs for it. The recovery disc creator does not work and my laptop has been discontinued and they don't offer any support for it. So I will be using the recovery console partition HP has put on the computer. All of my important data is backed up to an external hard drive. Is this risky at all? Could the process error at all? I don't know if the partition could have been tampered with from all the malware and cleanups I have done to the computer. I am a little worried if something happens, I have nothing psychically to help it complete the process.
  2. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Nov 25, 2008
    No one can guarantee you that something wont go wrong while doing the recovery.
    I have seen the recovery process abort but the pc ended up just like i t was before the attemp.

    The recovery partition for an hp machine with xp has a very high success rate with the recovery.Your partition will be fine if not then it will abort the recovery.

    Do it now and get it over with,it is very painless.
    if you have xp hit the power button and start tapping f 10 until the options appear
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