Restoring Computer to Factory Settinging without CD
Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:14 PM
Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:29 PM
Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go!
Let make sure you have a recovery partition on your computer. If you don't, you're going to need to order a from HP.
- Go to Start > Run.
- Type in diskmgmt.msc and click Enter.
- On right the side you will see a visual depiction of the partitions on your hard drive. I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply.
- To take a screenshot press Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key.
- Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.
- Press CTRL+V to paste the contents of the screenshot into the paint workspace.
- Go to File > Save As.
- Save the file as a JPEG to your desktop.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:54 PM
You have a 80gb hard drive that is split evenly in 2. "C" drive is 37.26gb and a unallocated partition of 37.27gb
You will have to get a recovery cd from HP.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:45 PM
ranman1101, the screenshot was exactly what I wanted.
I'm guessing that the reason you want to restore your computer is because you've noticed it running slow, and possibly crashing. That' becuase you don't have a lot of free space left on the disk. There are too many files on the C: partition; we're going to need to clean some of those off.
Let's get a look at those files.
- Download TreeSizeFree from my signature.
- Install and run the program.
- Select Scan from the toolbar and scan the partition where Windows resides (usually C:).
Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:36 PM
Go into Disk Management. In the Disk 0 area, right-click on the C: drive and select extend volume. A wizard will pop up that will allow you to increase the size of your C: drive.
If you do want to completely restore the system, you will need to order the recovery discs from HP.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:16 PM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:40 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 05:55 AM
Try using Easeus Partition Master (in my signature below).
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