How to Recover a Compaq 6710B

The Compaq 6710B is a notebook computer, designed to be used in a business environment. The 6710B includes a 15.4 inch widescreen display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to two gigabytes or RAM and a hard drive up to 160 gigabytes in size. The notebook also includes either Windows XP or Vista. After a period of use, you may wish to restore the computer to its original factory state, which removes all settings, software and data that was not pre-configured by Compaq at the factory.

Backup all of the data on the computer that you wish to save using an external hard drive or flash drive. Remove the hard drive or flash drive from the system after your data is backed up.

Open the "Start" menu and then select "Restart" from the power options.

Press the "F11" button when the Compaq logo is displayed on the screen to launch the recovery software.

Select the option to restore your computer to factory settings. Click "Next" to begin the restoration.

Confirm that you would like to restore the hard drive to factory settings to begin the restoration.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restoration.

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