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Which button for Complete System recovery during Startup??

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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 5:51:36 PM

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Many moons ago I needed to to completely wipe clean my PC except for the OS.
I can vaguely remember pressing one of the 'F' buttons during startup (F8 or
F10 me thinks).
If anyone knows what I am talking about, I would appreciate if you would let
me know which button it was I had to press.
I think the operation was called Complete System Recovery, but am not sure.

Thanks in advance
John.
Anonymous
May 12, 2005 5:51:37 PM

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Can't really offer any suggestions until you inform us of
the make and model of your PC. If you happen to have
a HP PC, see the following:

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...

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=710...

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"John Gudgin" wrote:

| Many moons ago I needed to to completely wipe clean my PC except for the OS.
| I can vaguely remember pressing one of the 'F' buttons during startup (F8 or
| F10 me thinks).
| If anyone knows what I am talking about, I would appreciate if you would let
| me know which button it was I had to press.
| I think the operation was called Complete System Recovery, but am not sure.
|
| Thanks in advance
| John.



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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 5:51:37 PM

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That information would be in your instruction manual.

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Richard Urban

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"John Gudgin" <johngudgin@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Many moons ago I needed to to completely wipe clean my PC except for the
> OS.
> I can vaguely remember pressing one of the 'F' buttons during startup (F8
> or F10 me thinks).
> If anyone knows what I am talking about, I would appreciate if you would
> let me know which button it was I had to press.
> I think the operation was called Complete System Recovery, but am not
> sure.
>
> Thanks in advance
> John.
>
!