setting compaq 610 to factory settings

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jobeth122

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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"
 

JohnWill

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

jobeth122

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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
"non-system disk or disk error replace and strike ant key when ready"
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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