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How do I reset my hp pavilion 23-h052 touch smart all in one desktop back to the factory settings

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The last hint it is not needed. if you are able to boot the pc to windows and can get to the pc settings, there are some options to restore, repair or start the pc with advance options.
if you think that the hard disk is ok but windows appears to start but doesn't then get a DVD disk with the same version you had e.g windows 8 or 8.1. This will not get you a factory restore (you can try the suggested method press the F11 key) but you will have windows again. You might lose your data.

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Turn the computer off then turn it on as soon as you see the windows logo press F11. Im assuming your running Windows 8.
Also you can do it from the startup screen, type recovery in the search box then select Recovery Manager click yes then select Recovery Environment...follow the instructions.
Nothing will work though if you deleted or messed around with the Recovery partition on your hard drive. Then you will need to purchase the recovery discs from HP

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

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From HP's website:
1. Turn off the computer. If necessary, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off.
2. Disconnect all peripheral devices from the computer except the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
4. As soon as you see the initial company logo screen appear, repeatedly press f11 until the
Windows is Loading Files message appears on the screen.
5. Select Windows Recovery Environment.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
7. When the recovery is complete, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and then turn the computer back on.

Posted on Jan 30, 2015

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SOURCE: HP Desktop-Frozen on Blue Screen-Warning me of Virus

Turn off system, remove the small 3 volt battery on the motherboard for about an hour and then re-insert and reboot.

- or -

Remove the CMOS jumper for 5 minutes and re-insert then reboot.

This should clear it up and let you get past that dreaded HP INVENT Blue screen. :-)

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SOURCE: Hard Reset for HP Pavilion a1220n

Press F10 when you start the computer and follow the prompts.

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

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SOURCE: need to go to factory settings

AS SOON AS YOU TURN IT ON THE "HP" LOGO COMES OUT , look down on your screen where it says " RECOVERY " , I think is F10 or F2 and follow instructions from there , and select advance recovery , it will caution you that this option will destroy every file and programs you put in it , setting it to the DEFAULT SETTING or the FACTORY SETTINGS , like taking it out of the box for the first time. hope it helps AJ

Posted on May 03, 2009


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SOURCE: I need the factory recovery discs for an hp pavilion a705w

Mostly your computer manufacturer will have the disk. The recovery disk is also available with the following company

1) Computer Surgeons

2) RestoreDisk


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SOURCE: HP Pavilion a320n PC Desktop - won't turn on

Please visit the link given below and follow the steps to resolve the issue.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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