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No make or model.
Not all machines use F10 after some time. Most of the time I find the owner or other software (spyware, etc) has damaged the recovery partition. When this happens you have to use the recovery CDs.
RE:...has damaged the recovery
MY emachines OEM XP has RECGUARD in startup to prevent change to the Restoation Console. I wonder if all or only HP XP's have something like this. I have read somewhere that still some forms of virus can bypass or disable this. But as far as I know my console is still clean as a whistle (well, a clean whistle that is.)
"recguard.exe is a process from HP that prevents a user from
"recguard.exe is a process from HP that prevents a user from deleting or corrupting the WinXP Recovery Partition on Hewlett Packard computers"
Let me share it's not enough. There is an USB stick virus that has wiped out a few too many recovery partitions so don't count on this.
My XP Resoratopn is F11
Small world!!! Just encountered one like that.
I tracked it down to some USB DVDRW drive that was plugged in. We unplugged all things USB and now it works fine.
Sorry, I should have told Make and Model
Sorry, I should have said make and model
It's a Compaq Presario 6000
Thanks for the help!
That's a SERIES.
For example I just fixed a dv6910us today. Shared above.
Oh, I see
Thanks, learning new things everyday!
How do I find the model number?
For the HP, Compaq, Acer, IBM and more...
I read the sticker on the machine or on the box the machine came in.
Found the sticker!
The only other number is the S/N, need that too?
Must have over looked that post, sorry.
I unplugged every USB but nothing changed.
OK, we've tried the old remove the USB things trick.
Did anyone add ram to this machine? I found an issue with bad boots on some machines with exactly 2x2GB or 4GB total RAM. I reread the entire post but I can't tell if this applies because the dv6000t had many options. To fix this I pull one stick of ram.
Next up is we slide in the Disk 1 of the recovery DVD or CD set and let it boot from that.
No ram was added
No sir, no RAM was added.
I don't know if it makes a difference but you are referring to a HP notebook. This problem is on a Compaq desktop.
Do I need to go to setup and change something to make it start from the CD drive?
I put disc one in there and it still does the same thing
Thanks for your help!