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Windows 7: HP Factory Restore

17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7
HP Factory Restore

The Facts:

1. I have no OS installed, but BIOS shows that there is a WIN 7 OS, which I know isn't there.

2. I have four partitions; C,D,E,F.

3. The C: is the HP_RECOVERY partition.

4. The C:HP_RECOVERY partition is set to ACTIVE.

5. I have rebuilt the BCD from scratch.

6. There is a BOOT (X:) partition which shows on the CMD. Someone said its the RAM virtual partition.

7. Upon booting the system gives \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe error.

8. The f11 or recovery manager ain't working.

What I Want

1. I want to do a factory restore.

Kindly help out.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #2

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

What error does it give - there is more than one possibility.

Does it say the digital signature is not recognized ?

Or does it say winload.exe is missing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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