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To do a system recovery without recovery disks (not all machines can perform this without recovery disks) press the power button and immediately keep tapping the F10 button until you enter the recovery console.

If unsuccessful, you will need to boot using the recovery disks that came with the machine.
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  1. Place the first disk in the 1st CD tray (some machines may have multiple CD/DVD drives) and start up.
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  3. Start the machine and immediately press ESC button to enter BIOS
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  5. Select the drive the recovery CD is in
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  7. Press Enter
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  9. Once the machine boots off the recovery disk it will provide several options
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  11. Press R for a standard recovery
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  13. Press F for a "destructive" recovery (will wipe out and format hard drive)
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  15. Press Q to quit
Once you've made your selection, the recovery process will automatically proceed. It may ask for additional recovery disks which have more software.

NOTE: if you are currently able to boot into the machine prior to recovery you should go in and back up any pertinent files. Both recovery options will wipe out personal files.


A link to this information has been provided below. Best of luck.
Greg

HP Recovery
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