How to Restore an HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop

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How to Restore an HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop
Restore your HP Pavilion dv6000 to previous settings, or restore it completely. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from Fotolia.com)

Restoring your HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop will return your laptop to its previous settings as of a certain date. Your personal data files are not removed during a system restore, but any software changes that happened after the restore point that you are effectively rolling your computer back to will be erased and will need to be installed again. The HP Pavilion dv6000 also features a recovery partition that allows you to restore your computer back to its original factory settings without the hassle of creating and using recovery discs.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner.

  2. 2

    Click "Help and Support."

  3. 3

    Click "System Restore."

  4. 4

    Select the "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and click "Next."

  5. 5

    Choose one of the dates in bold on the calendar that pops up and click "Next." Click "Finish" to confirm your restore point and restart your computer.

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner.

  2. 2

    Type "System Restore" in the Search box.

  3. 3

    Click "System Restore" in the Search Results box.

  4. 4

    Select the "Recommended Restore," which will be the most recent restore point, or select "Choose a different restore point." If you select "Recommended Restore," click "Next" and then click "Finish." Your computer is restored to the previous restore point and you will be finished. If you select "Choose a different restore point," proceed to Step 5.

  5. 5

    Choose a restore point from the list that appears in the dialogue box on your screen. You will be able to see the date and time the restore points were created, in addition to what event triggered the creation of the restore point (e.g., restore points are typically created when a Windows update is installed or when you install a new program).

  1. 1

    Press the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your screen.

  2. 2

    Click "All Programs." Click "System Recover" and then click "PC Recovery."

  3. 3

    Click "PC Recovery" and then click "Next" to restart your computer.

  4. 4

    Select "Advanced" after your computer restarts and the PC Recovery Tool starts. Choose "Destructive Recovery" and then click "Next." The computer will begin formatting your hard drive and restoring your HP Pavilion dv6000 to its original factory settings.

Tips and warnings

  • Electing to execute a destructive recovery and restore your computer to its original factory settings will wipe out any personal documents or installed programs and restore the computer to its settings that were in place after you purchased it. You should only consider this option if you have a virus that you can't remove on your computer, or if you just want to start from a clean slate.

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