i cant factory restore my laptop, please help me???????????

February 12, 2015 at 13:57:19
Specs: windows vista, 2000MHz /2048MB
ok, so I own a HP Pavillion dv9000 Notebook. I have been trying to factory restore it but nothing works. I tried the hold f11 during start up but it doesn't do anything. Please help

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February 12, 2015 at 14:32:44
Rather than holding down F11 try tapping during boot up?

And perhaps have a read here; it appears to offer a couple of alternative methods -especially from CherylG


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February 12, 2015 at 14:53:48
Starting a recovery from the hard drive and the computer is off

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February 12, 2015 at 16:18:01
All it does is beep a lot of times & doesnt do anything. Just starts up my laptop normally

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February 12, 2015 at 16:18:47
Wasnt much help either :/ still cant factory reset it

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February 12, 2015 at 17:46:03
Which/what wasn't much help?

Have you tried both the direct link Johnw posted, and suggestions in the link I posted? The suggestions from "CherlIG" in my link are likely much as in the link by Johnw. But again - have you tried those methods?

Did this laptop come with its present operating system or has it beeb changed from what it came with?

Is there anyhting on the drive you'd like save ( personal files, photos, mp3 etc.)? If so it would be wise to set about safeguarding those first, then resolve the problems with operating system proper. Copy those files etc. to dvd and/or an external hard drive, and check they are ok too (ideally on another computer if possible).

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February 13, 2015 at 05:46:50
Are you clicking on the links that are being provided? Here's the instructions:

1. Turn off the computer if it is not already off.
2. Disconnect and remove all external devices such as printers, USB drives, and memory cards.
3. Turn on the computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly, about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.
4. On the Welcome to Recovery Manager screen, click Next.
5. On the Microsoft System Restore screen, select No, and then click Next.
6. On the System Recovery screen, select Yes, and then click Next to continue the recovery process.
7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. To do so, read Backing up your files.
To continue recovery, select No, and then click Next.
8. A recovery progress screen opens. Wait while files are restored.
9. When System Recovery is complete, click Finish.
10. The computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
11. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
12. Reinstall any software applications that were added after purchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

And make sure to update all your device drivers & continually run Windows Update until your system is completely up to date. You have several hours work ahead of you.

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February 13, 2015 at 06:22:17
The welcome to recovery manager DOESNT pop up at all.

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February 13, 2015 at 07:04:10
You're either doing it wrong or you wiped out (or damaged) the recovery partition.

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February 13, 2015 at 07:12:32
Im guessing theres no way to bring that back up

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February 13, 2015 at 13:17:21
"Im guessing theres no way to bring that back up"
Correct, you now borrow or download the Vista CD/ISO ( the operating system ) version that is exactly the same as what you had installed & use your product number.

Windows Vista OS - Need Product Key!

If you can't remember your exact version, as long as you get the right bit version ( 32 or 64-bit ) use this.
ei.cfg Removal Utility

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February 13, 2015 at 16:14:31
What is the reason you are doing a factory restore?

Beeps (your #3) can mean many things but as often as not they are due to hardware. See here:

Note the bit about reseating the RAM (memory modules).

Also be aware that if this is a hardware fault then factory restore will not fix it - which is the reason for my first question.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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