Re: Resetting hp compaq dx2250 to factory settings
Well you can either use the recovery discs supplied by HP (or if you don't have any, order them), try using the built-in recovery partition again (if that's indeed what you were using), or find an XP disc or find an XP Professional SP3 OEM ISO to download / burn to a CD (for these options you need to make sure your Windows key on the license sticker on your PC is still readable...going this route will also mean you will have to reinstall most of your drivers manually).
How long did you wait on the "Prepares to Start" screen?
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