Cleaning my computer out
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:23 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:26 PM
A format and fresh installation will take the system back to nothing more then your OS on it.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:03 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:35 PM
Then you would have to install your OS again.
Do you have you original installation disk(s)?
What make and model of system are we discussing?
Laptop or Desktop
Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:34 PM
Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:20 AM
This will help me determine if there is a recovery partition on your hard drive already.
If not there should be recovery cd's
If neither of the these exist then I can get the the information for you to purchase a set of recovery disks.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:20 PM
Was this a new system when you bought it?
I ask because everything I'm finding on it says this
re-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
You have XP on yours.
Did you install XP on it?
Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:23 PM
If not then start the laptop and at the HP splash screen start tapping the F11 or F12 key.
One should get you into the recovery partition.
If no recovery partition then try going into the BIOS by tapping F1 or F2 at the first black screen.
There should be a option in the bios to enter the recovery partition.
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