Solved reinstallation of windows vista

catb18

New Member
how do i do a clean install of windows without the cd.
system manufacturer:Hewlett Packard
model:compaq SR5129UK System Type 32 bit

Windows edition
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2


catb
 

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patio

Vista Pro
Gold Member
You need to check HP's site to see if there is a hidden restore partition on that machine...
The instructions for doing a restore vary from manuf. to manuf....

Also if you have the Vista product key you can simply borrow a Vista CD as long as the versions match...
This is perfectly legal.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5K MBoard.
    Memory
    4G OCZ PC2 8500 Platinum
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 8800GTS Vid Card
    Hard Drives
    500G Seagate SATA
    200G Seagate SATA
    100G WD Caviar SATA
    80G WD Caviar IDE
    PSU
    OCZ Elite 800W PSU
    Case
    RaidMax Smilodon Case
    Other Info
    Lite-On dual layer DVD burner X 2
    Dos 6.2;Win2K;XP; &
    Vista Ultimate 64Bit.

catb18

New Member
Thanks for your speedy reply,i have the product id for my desktop,i also have a dell laptop that is running vista home premium 32 bit,but i will check the hp website.

many thanks catb
 

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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello catb18.


If you do have an OEM Recovery Partition as patio suggested, here are the instructions to access it; good luck and be sure to post back to keep us informed.


HP Recovery Center

Be advised that this will take the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.
The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.
It may take several attempts to do this, if the first attempt fails, try again.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.
It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.
You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!

If you don't have a Vista install disc and you want to do a "Factory Recovery" you
can contact HP with the model number / serial number of the machine in question
and they will send you a set of recovery discs for your machine for a small fee.
HP keeps copies of recovery discs for almost all the machines they produce.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)

catb18

New Member
hello bare foot kid,

before i do system recovery,my system boots up very quickly,programs don,t open up very fast on initial start up but when desktops been on about 15 minutes they are all fine again,the only reason i asked about system recovery event viewer is coming up with a lot of errors do i need to worry or can i just leave things as they are.

catb18
 

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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Howdy!



If nothing is causing you problems, I'd leave it as it is, you'll always have that option if the need arises; the old adage, if it ain't broke don't fix it. ;)
Just be sure to be current on backups of all your important data!
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)

catb18

New Member
hiya,
The only problems i have are progs slow at opening on initial startup,most of the windows progs not responding on initial startup,i have recently run malwarebytes antimalware and i was surprised that it found 38 infections,would it be wise to run on a regular basis.

catb18
 

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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Also have a look at the programs that start when Windows starts, have a look at the tutorial at the link below, just be sure to only do 1 change at a time with re-starts in between so a problem is easy to fix; and run MBAM scans a lot while you're doing it.
It says Windows 7 but it's the same for the for Vista.

Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG - Windows 7 Forums
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)

catb18

New Member
hiya,

just run mbam,found adware on one of the registry keys,also changed the startup type from selective to normal,things seem ok.i,ll keep you posted with things.

catb
 

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catb18

New Member
hiya bare foot kid

thanks for your advice did,nt need to check startup progs,after i ran mbam and removed adware everything seems to be ok,one thing i did notice there were a lot of files leftover from software i uninstalled months ago,once again thanks for your help much appreciated.

catb18
 

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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello again.



I'm glad you found a solution that works for you, thanks for the update.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)

SD01

Member
You need to check HP's site to see if there is a hidden restore partition on that machine...
The instructions for doing a restore vary from manuf. to manuf....

Also if you have the Vista product key you can simply borrow a Vista CD as long as the versions match...
This is perfectly legal.

Hi,
I have a similar problem with my DELL Inspiron Laptop which was running Windows Vista Home Premium..requested them to send me a backup CD ..they refused and wanted me to buy a new HDD from them too!. Pl advise solution.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545 LAptop
    CPU
    Dual core
    Memory
    4 GB
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