The Compaq Presario line of laptops contains a wide range of models. Each laptop has a specific configuration and set of installed software. In some situations, malicious software such as viruses or spyware can cause serious problems with the stability of the system. In these circumstances, it may be necessary to restore the laptop to its factory configured state. Restoring the system removes all data and programs that have been added by the user.
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Turn the Compaq Presario laptop on. Restart the computer if it is currently running.
Press the "F11" key repeatedly as soon as the "Compaq" logo appears on the screen. Stop pressing the key when the "Recovery Manager" menu appears.
Click the "Advanced Options" tab.
Click "System recovery." Click "Next."
Confirm that you wish to continue after the warning message is displayed by clicking "Next." The recovery process runs and the computer reboots into its factory configured state.
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