Solved factory reset on CQ60-615DX Compaq laptop

July 27, 2014 at 01:11:24
Specs: windows7 home premium
How can I perform a factory reset (to be able to pass along to nephew in need of a computer) with Absolutely no discs as they were lost in a fire?

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July 27, 2014 at 02:10:26

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July 27, 2014 at 02:10:47
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I'm not sure there's a key to press to boot to the recovery partition. If there is it should be F11. But assuming the laptop is running OK you can go through HP recovery manager and it should reboot to that partition.

Here's the software and driver downloads for that model:

Note the last entry there--HP USB Flash disk Utility--which says it copies the restore partition to a flash drive to reinstall the OS. I think that may be for instances when the drive is OK but windows isn't running.

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July 27, 2014 at 03:13:18
Appreciating you're giving the Compaq to your nephew...; but is there anything on the drive you'd like to preserve (personal stuff etc.)? If so copy it to external media before running the factory restore/reset routine. That routine erases all data in the process of the rebuild/reset.

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July 28, 2014 at 01:09:33
Thanks so much. Will try soon & get back with results. Too tired right now.

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