|I have an old Compaq Presario 5000. The disk drives have not been working for a long time, but the system has still been working just fine. The only thing it is used for is to access the internet and I don't want to replace it for that.|
The system will only boot to safe mode. I have already tried to restore to a previous point, but that doesn't help. I really want to reset to factory settings, but cannot figure out how to do it. I have tried restarting the system and quickly pressing F1, F8, F10, F11, esc, etc., to no avail. F10 takes me to a screen that asks for the language (English, etc.) and then to other settings that are useless to me. I cannot use any disks, so I'm going to have to reset from the hard drive partition, but how can I get there? I can get into safe mode...is there any way to reset the system from safe mode?