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setting compaq 610 to factory settings

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jobeth122, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. jobeth122

    jobeth122 Thread Starter

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    the laptop is compaq 610 and when turned on it shows an error message. i know there is a way usually an f key to reset to factory settings what is it? the laptop has windows vista and will not go any further than the error message the message is "non-system disk or disk error replace and strike ant key when ready"
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Many times it's the F10 key, it should appear as it's booting.
     
  3. jobeth122

    jobeth122 Thread Starter

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    yeah when i hit the f 10 key it gives me options and i click on restore and nothing happens so i clicked on save changes after clicking on it computer turns off then back on and i still just get the same error message any ideas what the message could mean
     
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    if your having issues seeing the harddrive
    then the recovery will NOT work as it uses the harddrive to work...
    go into the bios - F10 or F2 or Del Key - should see a message on the screen just as it boots to use one of these keys to enter bios / setup
    Have a look in the bios and see if the system can see any disk drives ....

    I will also move to hardware forum
     
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