Using System Recovery on HD

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion 7955
August 19, 2009 at 09:42:56
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
Giving away computer and want to re-set to factory state. Accessing System Recovery thru F10 does not work. I can see the Recovery partition ("HP_RECOVERY (F:)") using Window Explorer. How can I use Recovery System if F10 key does not work?

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August 19, 2009 at 11:19:19
Instructions at the link below.

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August 20, 2009 at 06:05:36
Thanks for the link. Already tried this--which is what led me to try the next level using F10 on start-up. Looks like this machine won't be "recovered".

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August 20, 2009 at 07:19:05
mmm - is this a desktop system? If so change the keyboard?
If a laptop.. perhaps... you may find you can plug in an external one - possibly a ps-2 style if system is old enuff for that; otherwise "possibly" a usb one?

(Incidentally do other F keys work OK; unusual to find jut one goes down - as seldom are those keys overly used?)

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