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On my PC, I start tapping F-10 the minute the Manufacturing Logo apprears, before the Desktop appears. Do you think its just wiser to order another recovery disk? -Jon P.S. August 21, 2009 Martin Kennedy After a few years our computer was really messed up from my kids downloading tons of crap. I want to perform a destructive recovery on my computer and everytime I hit the F10 button during the boot-up process, I get a white bar at the bottom of my have a peek here

I decided to try to restore it again. I think the HP recovery program is not useful. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. This time did DESTRUCTIVE reload (wipes everything and starts fresh). http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93184

You don't say what PC you have , or what system?? I have NO idea what I am doing wrong but any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! One word - Thermite. Which is kind of odd.

When the initial blue HP screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. I can see that there is 6.96 gigs used on that drive with .93 gigs available so I'm pretty sure thats the recovery. Everything goes okay until I get to the end where is says Please Wait. Luckily I had an original XP cd from another PC, which I stuck in, and away it went and loaded up like a dream!

HP SUCKS. Now I'm not sure if this will work on anything other than an IBM!! It does it multiple times and it just wont recover. Clicking Here Im pretty sure if i pick the wrong one everything gets deleted.. 1, 2, or 3?

To answer your question, the important difference is between Option #1 and all others. When I received the disks, I looked at the build ID to confirm that I got the right CD's. System Diagnostics says its HP recovery…but it looks as if I have no way to access it. Helpful +8 Report iceman Jan 11, 2009 at 03:29 AM Windows Complete PC Recovery Restores the contents of your hard disk from a backup.

September 10, 2009 Tony Hey Leslie I am a tech and have just joined the ‘not happy' crowd. Thanks so much September 30, 2009 Uma Sumeros I have an HP Pavillion dv6275us and my problem is a black screen at boot-up. Thanks for the info guys. but then I noticed a little progress bar and it slowly went across reboot the computer and another icon was added to the desktop.

So now I have bought the recovery disks and paid three times the amount for a HDD than what it is over the counter and the Recovery disks will NOT work Using f10 will bring me to the recovery screen as well, but it says something that the "recovery is still incomplete." and it will go through that and ask for the Im desperate, Thread Tools Search this Thread 08-25-2010, 06:12 PM #1 technologyblind Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 1 OS: xp Can someone please help me do If windows shows that there are important updates available.

Select Next 7. Got an IT expert to track down drivers. Then it goes through the Reformatting/Erasing the Hard Drive. Thanks!

This process can take up to 30 minutes. Dell Latitude No bootable devices HDD Daily Read/Write Limit » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7. Tap F8 on your keyboard until a screen you do not see on start up pops up.

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  4. Options #2 and #3 ("Recover to the entire hard drive") should be used very cautiously, as they overwrite the ENTIRE primary hard drive, including all existing data partitions.

Im in a real hurry to erase my hard drive and I don't know how to fix this problem. It takes me to the Recovery/Restore/Repair. August 9, 2009 Gordon Dave and Steve … Same thing happened to me with my new HP g60t-200 laptop. After trying to remove a virus on my sister's PC and failing, I've decided to reset my computer to its factory settings.

and just reseting it to factory settings which 1? 1? No 2.4GHz band connections on... Click Yes, to continue the recovery process. Still nothing in the morning.

You can always manually reinstall if you have them. You might want to run that and see if you're satisfied with the results before you go through the trouble of reinstalling Windows. None of your Windows Updates will be available for download and install, and your System will stop functioning. The video will flash on but only on part of the screen.

All I get is that "These PC recovery discs do NOT support this PC model… So I called HP tech support and they said I can either pay to ship the b. I have the HP restore tool, but it doesn't do anything. After a couple of reboots I went to bed and it is now the morning and the computer is still rebooting over and over.

Good luck, and I hope this is helpful. I was told to get the recovery CDs for my computer and that all I had to do was put them in and turn my computer on. lol Reply With Quote 05-08-201208:27 AM #7 fuzon1337 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array Join Date Sep 2011 Location Norway Reputation 18 Posts 878 Okey,