Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager from within Windows Vista
If the PC can be started and launches into Windows, use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the PC to the original factory condition by following the steps below.
Click Start and type Recovery in the search field. Select Recovery Manager from the list when it becomes available. Allow the action to continue, if prompted. The HP Recovery Manager opens.
Alternately, click Start , All Programs , Recovery Manager , and then Recovery Manager . Allow the action to continue, if prompted. The HP Recovery Manager opens.
Click Advanced options , System recovery , and then click Next . The PC will restart.
Alternately, if Advanced options is disabled, click Next , and then System Recovery . The PC will restart.
When the PC restarts, select the System recovery option and click Next .
If prompted to use the Microsoft System Restore program, click No , and then click Next .
When prompted, select the Back up your files first (recommended) option, and then click Next . Follow the on-screen instructions.
When prompted to Recover without backing up your files , please STOP before clicking Next .
This is the final opportunity to change your mind about recovering the PC and deleting all the files at this time. Once you click Next , the restore process cannot be stopped
If you are satisfied that you want to begin the recover process, click Next . The PC immediately begins formatting the hard drive and destroying all data.
The recovery process may take up to several hours and will return the PC to its original condition. Any custom settings, drivers, software programs and updates, and/or hardware updates are lost and must be reinstalled.
NOTE: If the recovery discs that were created fail or become corrupted, see order a replacement CD or DVD with the original operating system from HP.
Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager if Windows Vista is not accessible
If the PC cannot launch into Windows, it may still be possible to use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the computer to the original operating condition by following the steps below.
Press the Power button to start the PC and immediately press the F11 key to open the HP Recovery Manager.
If the HP Recovery Manager can access the hard drive, a prompt is displayed to backup the user files before beginning the recovery. Follow any on-screen instructions.
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