I expected an answer and was waiting patiently, but I will move to Geek stuff. My uncle gave me his old laptop for christmas and he had installed over the original windows vista, windows 7. Please provide additional information about your system as best you can: What is your system make and model? Even F11 option is not working, you have to make sure that D: Recovery is not removed. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 1 Mar 29, 2019 2 Feb 2, 2019 0 Jan 19, 2019 1 Jan 9, 2019 1 Dec 21, 2018 2 Nov 8, 2018 2 Nov 4, 2018 1 Oct 24, 2018 1 Oct 14, 2018 1 Oct 11, 2018 4 Sep 17, 2018 1 Sep 9, 2018 1 Aug 25, 2018 3 Aug 24, 2018 1 Aug 16, 2018 1 Jul 27, 2018 1 Jul 20, 2018 1 Jun 22, 2018 1 May 21, 2018 1 May 16, 2018. Although Compaq has a Standard Recovery and a Full System Recovery option, I would not put any of my eggs in either basket, but you might get lucky.
To preserve your data, copy it or back it up to an external storage device before performing this task. Did you try F10 at the compaq start screen?. The factory memory module takes up one slot and is removable for upgrading. Could you maybe try again? What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? Buy windows or download Linux an do a fresh install. Choose that option and wen it has booted up then log in as administrator. This works only if the manufacturer had a recovery partition on the hard drive.
For your information, if the issue is with the Recovery disks, then you can purchase the Recovery disks from Hp at very low price. Are these two things the same, if not, how do they differ? Mine is a 6000 but F10 works for mine. I have never used a factory restore to fix any problem and will never suggest it - I would instead figure out what the problem s is and fix it, but you can do what your heart desires. You can read more about it here: If you choose a Full System Recovery and it works, you will then have to reinstall all the Microsoft Service Packs and updates, update all your hardware drivers, and then reinstall and reconfigure all your third party applications and then restore the backup you made and hope it all works. Inside this Recovery Manager choose options as per your choices. If you do not care about existing programs then you can do a complete fresh install - just select the format options which wipes the entire disk this erases all data as well.
Label each disk in the sequence that it was created, as prompted, and store the newly created set of recovery disks in a safe place. The Microsoft System Restore function returns the computer to a previously chosen restore point, which resets all of the settings for the operating system to those settings that existed at the time the restore point was created. The memory bank has two slots for memory modules. Hello, I'm trying to restore my laptop to the factory settings, I have windows 7 on it and i've tried to press f11 on start up but it doesnt work. Make sure you look them over first if you can access them before clearing everythng out.
Any thing that you installed and all updates will have to be reinstalled. If you restore to factory, all installed factory programs will be restored. That's worth 4 thumbs up! Now you are trying to restore the notebook to factory settings, but they are not working. Resetting your computer to factory settings might be necessary if the operating system is damaged, the hard drive is corrupted, the computer is infected by a virus, or you are transferring ownership of the computer. Hope that's been some help.
If you lost your Windows User Account Password, you may be able to circumvent it entirely by logging into the laptop with an administrator account and resetting your password. But your laptop may not have a recovery partition, especially if it is a netbook. I have a compaq presario cq60 and I want to restore it to factory settings. It can be used to recover the operating system from files stored in a partition on the hard drive without needing recovery media. The Factory Restore procedure for your laptop can be found here : If you have any questions concerning this procedure, feel free to ask them here. If the system used to work properly, what do you think might have changed since the last time it did work properly?. To back up your files you can use some Compact Disk as a medium to store data in it.
The owner does not need any of the information in the laptop and it has a virus. I continually press F11 when I turn it on but nothing happens except windows starts normally. All data will be lost! Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. This action is normally only performed if the computer does not start properly or does not boot into the Windows operating system. He did the installation himself and he says he did not save the recovery partition. Just go to the start menu of your laptop then got to the pc help and tools, There you will see Recovery Manager. The computer will begin to operate from the disk and will perform tests on the hard drive.
Before the computer boots up start pressing F8 until a screen comes up that has different options. Then you should decide what you are going to do if the factory restore doesn't work or bombs in the middle and your system becomes unusable. Next, verify that the required number of media disks is available, and click Next to begin the actual copying process. If you do not have Vista Disks you can buy them from your system maker cheap. The name is confusing to those who would like assistance with their technology. I do constantly respect this topic.
Let me assist you in this regard. If your Windows 10 computer does not have Recovery Manager, go to for more information. After a few moments, a black screen with a message will be displayed. The cheapest, and most effective way to upgrade the memory in these laptops is to purchase 2x 1 Gigabyte memory modules. I have run out of options. Tacking on a reply to a 2.