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How to do Recovery?


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mgl4ever933

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Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Manufactured and supported by:

HP company
HP Pavilion
AMD Athlon (tim) 64 X2 Dual Core Processer 3800+
2.00 GHz, 960 MB of RAM

HP a1520n

well i used to do Recovery with recovery menu, and when bootin up, i hit F10 or 11 to show the menu. and It only shows Destrucable Format (somethin like this) and when i choose recovery, it says Windows System restore before doing recovery. it shows that and i cant do recovery. it annoys me alot. i want to do recovery except format. can u guys help me with recovery.

ill check this tommaraw and if it wont help then i guess i have to do format.

btw i dont have WINDOWS XP DISC

Edited by mgl4ever933, 14 September 2011 - 09:06 PM.

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Here are the instructions for the computer.

Recovering from Windows XP Use the following steps to recover the computer from the Windows XP desktop:
  • Backup files from the My Documents folder and from other folders you may have created.
  • Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  • From the Windows XP desktop, click Start , All Programs , and then one of the following options:
    NOTE: The following options are for HP computers. Compaq computers will have similar options (for example, Compaq Tools).
  • HP Tools , and then HP PC System Recovery .
  • Hewlett-Packard , hp pavilion pc tools , and hp pc system recovery .
  • PC Help & Tools , and then HP PC System Recovery .
Posted Image A recovery Welcome screen appears. Click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process. The computer restarts to the recovery program. If another welcome screen is displayed, click OK to continue.<li>Select one of the following procedures, depending on which recovery type you want to perform:
  • To perform a system recovery, click Next , and then click Yes
  • To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced , (select Destructive Recovery ) and then click Next . CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer.
<li>Read and respond to each window and screen that appears.<li>After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the PC finishes the setup.
NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over several hours. Recovery times are most affected by using recovery discs that were ordered from HP and/or the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (for example, My Documents and the Desktop).<li>Before using your computer, update and protect your computer. For more information, refer to Things To Do After Performing a System Recovery in Windows XP .<li>Re-install applications that you added after purchasing the computer, and any files that you have backed up. Recovering during startup Use the following steps to perform a recovery from the hard drive :
  • Backup files from the My Documents folder and from other folders you may have created.
  • Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  • Turn on the computer.
  • Just after the first screen appears (the logo screen), press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. Posted Image
  • Select one of the following procedures, depending on which recovery type you want to perform:
  • To perform a standard system recovery, click Next , and then click Yes .
  • To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced , (select Destructive Recovery ) and then click Next . CAUTION: A destructive recovery will format the hard drive. This will delete all the information on the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP and the original software that came with the computer .
<li>Read and respond to each window and screen that appears.<li>After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup.
NOTE: It may take a long time to complete Windows setup. This time varies and may take over several hours, depending on the amount of files that were stored in the user account folders (for example, My Documents and the Desktop).<li>Before using your computer, update and protect your computer. For more information, refer to Things To Do After Performing a System Recovery in Windows XP .<li>Reinstall applications that you added after purchasing the PC, and any files you need from backup.If those instructions do NOT when clicking NEXT as against entering the advanced menu, offer the opportunity of the standard recovery as against the destructive recovery then it appears that the recovery partition maybe corrupted.

If the reason for the recovery is errors, then maybe those errors would confirm problems with the hard drive.

You would need to post further details.
Another option is the repair of windows, but that would require the XP CD.
Further help really depends on what exactly is the reason for the recovery in the first place.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 17 September 2011 - 07:39 AM.

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no i dont want destructive one, i want to recovery, reinstall drivers without removing any files.
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Have you read ALL of my post please, as your reply could be taken as indicating that you have not.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 15 September 2011 - 04:49 PM.

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mg14ever933
On the 15 September you started this thread
http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
in which after help was started by one of our staff members Ztruker, you then posted this

im gonna format my computer tommaraw unless if i can found how to do recovery, so i can start again and u guys can help me


there was actually no need to start another thread as it was a problem on the same computer.
However, that is somewhat unimportant and on this thread I posted a detailed reply as to how to access recovery.
Basically on the recovery menu screen you click NEXT for standard recovery and Advanced for Destructive recovery and other options.


My advice continued to outline what may be the cause if you were not offered the opportunity for standard recovery and then I completed the post with the following

You would need to post further details.
Another option is the repair of windows, but that would require the XP CD.
Further help really depends on what exactly is the reason for the recovery in the first place.


Your only reponse was

no i dont want destructive one, i want to recovery, reinstall drivers without removing any files.



We are ready to help all we can, but of course it is totally dependant on you, responding to the thread.
If the problem is still the question of the Sound, posted in your first thread, it is unlikely that you would need to consider a recovery, rather than further exploration of why you have the Sound problem.
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mgl4ever933

Would you kindly post indicating the current situation and whether or not you still require help from this site.
Thank you
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