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HP vista is a mess,need help

aqua

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#1
hi guys i have a question...
like a year ago my sister bought a HP vista..antivirus expired,and she continued using it,,plus makde some errors in apps.uninstalling etc..
she didn't burn a copy of D partition ..D partition still exist..pc came without dvd's reinstallation.
--i do xp-pro...and what i like to os as follows..

-i wanto to wipe off hard drive using killdisk app. EXCEPT partition D [hard drive 160 gigs]

-then i want to reinstall vista operating system to new-fresh install..

PLEASE...PROVIDE ME THE STEPS....on how to do it please..

Thanks in advance.
 

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#2
Try this:
Reboot
When the blue HP screen comes up, press F10 (restore)
Follow the directions

This is assuming D: is still the restore disk. Also they might have changed the restore key. Look on the bottom of the screen. Should be: ESC-boot menu...F1-setup....F10-restore.

Note: this will erase EVERYTHING on C:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion a1473w
    CPU
    Intel Premium 4 620
    Motherboard
    Asterope
    Memory
    2560 mb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GForce 8800 GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P201w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Apple aluminum kbd
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#4
Just 1 I think, but a ton of updates. Not to mention all the updates from HP.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion a1473w
    CPU
    Intel Premium 4 620
    Motherboard
    Asterope
    Memory
    2560 mb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GForce 8800 GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P201w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Apple aluminum kbd

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