System Restore from boot menu/ setup utility? [Solved/Closed]

jessiloves 3 Posts Monday April 13, 2009Registration date April 14, 2009 Last seen - Apr 14, 2009 at 02:12 PM - Latest reply: Zohaib R 2416 Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date November 12, 2017 Last seen
- Aug 4, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Hello,
How do I do a system restore from the boot menu or setup utility?

My computer will only open up to the HP invent screen, and it only give me three options:

Press <Esc> to change boot order
Press <F10> to enter setup
<F12> to boot from LAN

Is there any way I can do a System Restore from any of these places?
I am completely lost and have no Idea what to do!!!
I have tried pressing the F8 option and all of that but it wont start up any more than that one black screen.
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xpcman 18396 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus January 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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What make and model computer do you have? Some PCs have a hidden partition on the hard drive that contains a copy of Windows.
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jessiloves 3 Posts Monday April 13, 2009Registration date April 14, 2009 Last seen - Apr 14, 2009 at 11:22 PM
It is such a crappy computer, but its an HP Pavillion dv5000.
It is a H.P,pavilion 6700f pc. Thia computer stoped on me & I had a warranty so H.P. sent me another new hard drive & has been working for about two mo's now yet my system restor will not work. I did go back to different dates a few times & the same ole thing. I also lost my pasting in foxfire but,not windows INT.
pseudonym > huffanpuff - Feb 3, 2010 at 05:53 PM
Press F11
F11 was the option to restore - thanks!
This is bit complicated. Why not just use a free utility like reboot restore Rx?
You are the man! Just saved me a lot of trouble. Cheers!!!
xpcman 18396 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus January 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 14, 2009 at 05:58 PM
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If you have the Windows CD/DVD - then change the boot order to boot from the optical disk and reinstall Windows. Please note that ALL data currently on the hard disk will be erased. Good Luck
jessiloves 3 Posts Monday April 13, 2009Registration date April 14, 2009 Last seen - Apr 14, 2009 at 07:06 PM
I am not sure if I have that disk, if I dont am I completely screwed?
(I already know I will lose everything and that is fine!)
actually I hate to burst your bubble but unless you own the business version of vista you will not have a backup copy to restore to so this will not work
I have a compaq presario v5000 and it keeps asking me for a administrator password so I cant download anything..
Someone please help me factory reset it
I have a windows xp computer, dell OptiPlex GX620 en I have only the option to hit the F-keys.
I would reset it because I lost my password

can u help me please

thank y'all!
Zohaib R 2416 Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date November 12, 2017 Last seen - Jul 31, 2013 at 08:12 AM
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Hi Iwan,

Kindly check the below mentioned link to know the scope of support for password issues on this website:

Why Kioskea doesn't help to recover lost passwords?

I would like to know which password you are referring to, is it the Windows password or the BIOS password?

To know more about Dell's products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/YBlak6
Zohaib R 2416 Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date November 12, 2017 Last seen - Aug 4, 2013 at 08:33 AM
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Hi iwan,

Please reply with which thread or article on Kioskea you are referring to?

To know more about Dell's products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/YBlak6
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thanks for the help zohaib r but it doesn't work
I'm referring to the windows password

the kioskea site said I must type: usercontrolpasswords2 in the open box
but what is the open box?
when I type it in de administrator box or the personal box it doesn't work.

is it possible to recover the whole system with a windows xp disc