HP factory restore WinXp



the1yovi
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
I having difficulties with an HP laptop, running on WinXP.
Iím trying to factory restore it because when i shut it down it says
it canít do a certain task (its on and off too quick for me to read
the whole information) and it blinks until it shuts down. When i start
it up it says its missing a certain file (this is also too quick for
me to read) and it goes into the regular desktop.

Iím wanting to factory restore but i tried putting in DRIVE SE and
that didnít work. So i donít know exactly what to do. Can anyone help?

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Read the following article thoroughly, then follow
the steps outlined to perform a "non-destructive"
recovery operation.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07145&product=71013&dlc=en&lang=en

If a "non-destructive" recovery will not work, then you'll have
to resort to a "destructive recovery" which will reformat the
drive, thus wiping it clean of all files before Windows XP is
reinstalled.

Obtaining HP Recovery CDs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?product=71013&lang=en&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bph07143

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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"the1yovi" wrote:

| I having difficulties with an HP laptop, running on WinXP.
| I'm trying to factory restore it because when i shut it down it says
| it can't do a certain task (its on and off too quick for me to read
| the whole information) and it blinks until it shuts down. When i start
| it up it says its missing a certain file (this is also too quick for
| me to read) and it goes into the regular desktop.
|
| I'm wanting to factory restore but i tried putting in DRIVE SE and
| that didn't work. So i don't know exactly what to do. Can anyone help?


HP factory restore WinXp