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Factory Reset

  1. #1


    Teen who needs help 4 once :| Guest

    Factory Reset

    I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have a
    Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell me
    what to look for or something? thx

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  2. #2


    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    Hello Teen who needs help 4 once :| Teen who needs help 4 once,

    If you have the recovery disk from HP insert it and reinstall the system
    from it. Then it will be the factory default.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
    > have a Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours
    > trying to restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can
    > someone tell me what to look for or something? thx
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Teen who needs help 4 once :| Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    Do you know what the disk would look like by any chance?

    "Meinolf Weber" wrote:

    > Hello Teen who needs help 4 once :| Teen who needs help 4 once,
    >
    > If you have the recovery disk from HP insert it and reinstall the system
    > from it. Then it will be the factory default.
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Meinolf Weber
    > Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    > no rights.
    > ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    > ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >

    > > I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
    > > have a Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours
    > > trying to restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can
    > > someone tell me what to look for or something? thx
    > >
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    You would do best to contact HP support. I have noticed that new HP
    computers being supplied with Vista have an entry in BIOS that determines
    whether the operator gets to see the F key notices on the boot screens
    required for access to HP System Restore and 'Back to factory' settings..

    --
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    "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
    :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

    >I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
    >a
    > Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    > restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
    > me
    > what to look for or something? thx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    VRG Scotty Guest

    Re: Factory Reset


    "Teen who needs help 4 once :|"
    <Teenwhoneedshelp4once@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:71C55AF3-9B50-4817-824A-72A5B25E1A23@xxxxxx

    > Do you know what the disk would look like by any chance?
    It will say HP recovery disk on it..oh and also it will be round with a
    little hole in it
    --
    Scotty©


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  6. #6


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting the
    system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to boot
    from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check for any
    disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery Disk, Operating
    System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
    :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

    >I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
    >a
    > Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    > restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
    > me
    > what to look for or something? thx


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them, there
    is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not supply a
    manual which might have informed the user.. :-)

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    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uAkXKx9IIHA.5980@xxxxxx

    > If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting the
    > system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to boot
    > from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check for
    > any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery Disk,
    > Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
    > :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

    >>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have
    >>a
    >> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    >> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell
    >> me
    >> what to look for or something? thx
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    "Needless to say, HP do not supply a
    manual which might have informed the user.."

    How user friendly.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uhGO%233FJIHA.5468@xxxxxx

    > The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them,
    > there is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not
    > supply a manual which might have informed the user.. :-)
    >
    > --
    > Mike Hall - MVP
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    > Posting Productively.. http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uAkXKx9IIHA.5980@xxxxxx

    >> If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting
    >> the system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to
    >> boot from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there, check
    >> for any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista, Recovery
    >> Disk, Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
    >> :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx

    >>>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
    >>>have a
    >>> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    >>> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone
    >>> tell me
    >>> what to look for or something? thx
    >>
    >>
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    My guess is that HP are trying to cut down on the service calls where it is
    claimed that 'the family dog accidentally pressed F12 and now all of the
    pictures and music have disappeared'

    :-)

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    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OjruotGJIHA.1208@xxxxxx

    > "Needless to say, HP do not supply a
    > manual which might have informed the user.."
    >
    > How user friendly.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uhGO%233FJIHA.5468@xxxxxx

    >> The HP splash screen displays the various F keys, but to access them,
    >> there is a setting in BIOS which enables them. Needless to say, HP do not
    >> supply a manual which might have informed the user.. :-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Mike Hall - MVP
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    >> Posting Productively.. http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:uAkXKx9IIHA.5980@xxxxxx

    >>> If your Computer has 2 partitions, it means one is meant for resetting
    >>> the system to a factory state, this usually means, there is an option to
    >>> boot from the BIOS into a recovery environment. If thats not there,
    >>> check for any disk came with your computer labeled Windows Vista,
    >>> Recovery Disk, Operating System, sometimes its on a Disk 1.
    >>> --
    >>> Andre
    >>> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >>> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >>> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >>> "Teen who needs help 4 once :|" <Teen who needs help 4 once
    >>> :|@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:4E8D6FFD-A5DD-44D0-A023-B60731B9E5C9@xxxxxx
    >>>>I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i
    >>>>have a
    >>>> Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    >>>> restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone
    >>>> tell me
    >>>> what to look for or something? thx
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >

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  10. #10


    Bruce Chambers Guest

    Re: Factory Reset

    Teen who needs help 4 once :| wrote:

    > I need to know how to put the computer back to its factory settings i have a
    > Windows Vista HP Pavillion Desktop and ive searched for hours trying to
    > restore factory settings but i cant find it, if you can, can someone tell me
    > what to look for or something? thx

    Simply follow the Recovery or Restoration instructions provided by the
    manufacturer, either in the manual that accompanied the computer, or
    from the manufacturer's web site..


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