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Old 11-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi so i NEED to reformat my hard drive on my compaq pc but i do not have any of the cd's.. is there a self restore thing like Dell has? any help please!
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Recovery Partition, you mean? I don't know. There should be a key you press to get into restore. Maybe F11 or F12, before you get into Windows.

Why do you need to restore it?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You'd make like much easier on yourself by trying google 1st... but hey... here ya go!

Just scroll down to the part where it says: Performing system recovery during startup

System recovery in HP® Compaq 8000 Elite | Jupiter Support

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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um thx but ive tried googling and it didnt help. i went to that same exact page, and F10 goes into setup menu but has no place to choose a system restore. i read somewhere it was F11, and when i hit that it acts like its going into a menu, but nothing.
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Well i believe thats the official support page for the computer you specified... if thats wrong, then I cant help u any further... maybe somebody upgraded ur PC? Call Compaq and pay £20 or so for a new recovery disc
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