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Cant restore PC to factory settings

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January 31, 2011 3:33:15 PM

I got a pc from my older brother so I can game on it. I wanted to start fresh by restoring it to factory settings but I cant get it to work. Everytime I try to press f11 or alt+f11 on the start up screen, I dont get the recovery menu but it keeps loading to the desktop screen. I made my recovery drive active. Everytime i go to recovery manager to do it from there, I get a message. " Windows cannot restart the computer into the Windows recovery Environment to complete the recovery operation".
Any solution would be appreciated.
a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 3:35:17 PM

hit f10 or f11 before the startup screen!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 3:35:43 PM

are you sure it has a restore partition?
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January 31, 2011 3:40:51 PM

hmmm My recovery drive or D: doesnt have the restore partition as its status. Is that holding me back?
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 3:42:24 PM

what is it labeled?

can you click on it?
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January 31, 2011 3:43:18 PM

healthy(active,primary partition)
EDIT: Yes I can click on it.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 3:50:16 PM

what does it show you?
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 3:50:56 PM

what brand is the computer!
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January 31, 2011 3:53:28 PM

It is a compaq presario SR5152NX
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 4:00:10 PM

Software included
Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately); Optional re-allocation of recovery partition; Recovery CD/DVD creation tool; Symantec™ Norton Internet Security™ 2007 (60 days live update)

your rig should have it!
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January 31, 2011 4:03:38 PM

Thank you so much :D 
Ill take my time and read the manuals.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 31, 2011 4:22:27 PM

no problem, they will send you recovery discs for a small fee!
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