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Restoring laptop to factory settings without cd


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heismyfiyero

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I have a HP Compaq CQ60. I don't have the recovery disk. I've tried many suggestions of pressing F11 with no success. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I have already saved my important things to an external drive, so I don't mind wiping the laptop completely clean.
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What is the full model number: CQ60-xxxx

According to the manual I found:

Recovering from the recovery discs
To restore the system from the recovery discs:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Insert the first recovery disc into the optical drive and restart the computer.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)
✎If your computer includes a solid-state drive (SSD), you may not have a recovery partition. You will not be able to recover using this procedure. Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition.

Use these discs to recover your operating system and software.

On some models, you can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive from either the Start
button or f11.

To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:
1. Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
❏ Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.
–or–
❏ Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the
screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Advanced Options.
3. Click System recovery, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window. That will tell us if one is present or not.

Recovering from the recovery discs
To restore the system from the recovery discs:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Insert the first recovery disc into the optical drive and restart the computer.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)
✎If your computer includes a solid-state drive (SSD), you may not have a recovery partition. You will not be able
to recover using this procedure. Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition.
Use these discs to recover your operating system and software.
On some models, you can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive from either the Start
button or f11.
To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:
1. Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
❏ Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.
–or–
❏ Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the
screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Advanced Options.
3. Click System recovery, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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