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Help I need to re-format my HP Pavallion

Hello everyone,

I am helpless in re-formating my HP Pavallion a6157
I got my recovery disk (2) but I can't seem to access the Disk. I tried everything, from F2, F8, F10, F11 nothing will do.

I also can't find my HP PC recovery, where I maybe could start it from.

This whole re-formating cost me nothing then a lot of headache and time Sad

Please, anyone can help me?
This would be sooooo very much appreciated.

Thank you kindly

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Have You Seen This?

Here's a link to HP's instructions for running the recovery on your computer model.

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

Generally, you can use the Recovery Partition, which is already included on the hard drive, by pressing the F11 key, repeatedly, immediately after restarting the computer.

Hope this helps.


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Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

Thank you so so much, it is finally doing the "factory recovery" which i hope is the re-format and hopefully goes smoothly... Tx again Happy

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(NT) Good Job & Glad We Could Help !
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By the way,

your reinstalling the OS not reformat the drive. You'd need a second drive to reformat the one your using. Reformatting a drive on itself is sort of like you giving birth to yourself. Understand? It can't be done. Happy

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In movies maybe.

Being John Malkevich and a stretch is Lister on Red Dwarf.

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Of course Bob here ...........

might be the exception. LOL Just kidding Bob. Happy

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