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Restoring Computer to Factory Settinging without CD


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Ummmm im trying to restore my HP compaq d530 to its original factory settings. I dont have the CD. Ive tried everything. Like pressing f1,f8,f9,f12 when restaring the computer.Nothin seems to work. Can anyone help Plzzzz
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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.
Please attach the screenshot to your next reply.
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Ummm I don'tknow if i took the right screenshot, i took a screenshot of the Disk Management.
Sorry if I did it Wrong.

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You do not have a recovery partition on the hard drive.
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.
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Thanks, 123Runner. Spot on. :)

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:).
Wait for the scan to finish and take a screenshot and post it in your next reply.
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Ok thanks for everything and i downloaded the software you told me to and i scanned it and im not sure if its done it just kind of stopped doing what it was so here the screen shot.

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Yes, the scan is correct. Great job. :)

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.
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ok thank youuu!!!
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oh wait actually when I right click i don't see anything bout extend volume.
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Can you take a screenshot of what happens when you right-click (what's in the context menu)?
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This is what i have.

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Odd. What happens when you right-click the allocated space?
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I don't know but this

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You may have to create a partition in the unallocated and then extend it.

Try using Easeus Partition Master (in my signature below).
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