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post #1 of 8 Old 02-18-2008, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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PLEASE HELP

My piece of crap HP laptop, is a piece of crap. Most everything quit working correctly... EVERYTHING. I couldnt get it started without the screen going off so I hit F11 and it said it could restore to factory settings WITHOUT deleting any of my files. It effing lied to me. EVERYTHING is gone!

Could someone please please please help me restore my files?!

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-18-2008, 02:48 PM
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In HP Backup and Recovery Manager, pressing F11 initialtes a full system restore. The full system restore overwrites the current system partition with a known good image stored in a hidden partition on the hard drive. Here's a link if you want to read about it:

http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cach...0-225-121.html

Good luck dude, it sounds like you just overwrote all of your data.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-19-2008, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Guess I'm calling HP about this. Why can't I just fix this the Russian way?

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Good Luck, I bought this big fancy azz Gateway with Vista and absolutely hate it, have done total re-format twice now with tech's on the phone and still is junk, require's 2 gig of ram to operate, added 2 more and didn't help a bit. It takes forever to do things and will not go back to two of my favorite bike forums no matter what I do?..........Puters......

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If you don't delete or store as little information as possible, you can try and recover as much data as you can if you pick up some data recovery software. If it hasn't been overwritten on the hard drive, from my understanding, it should be able to recover it.

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pull the hard drive out and plug it into another computer and try to run a file restore software on it

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-27-2008, 02:38 PM
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This is why I switched to Apple. They are way more expensive. But after 6 years of use my 12in powerbook still runs like a champ and I have never had a problem with it. The operating software is also superior. It uses much less RAM. The new Time Machine feature also rocks.

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I got everything back!!! This program is amazing http://www.diskinternals.com/ I purchased the Uneraser and it got all of the deleted files, and everything that was formatted over. It can even get the stuff you shift+deleted hoping people wouldn't find your porn stash haha. There's a trial download (actually its the whole program), but when you maximize the pics it says unregistered across it. Go to buy now, then they email you a registered name and password. 40 bucks, plus 9.99 if you want them to send you a backup cd also. I got the backup just in case.

Heck yes!

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