Compaq R3000 Laptop

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by BigCol, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    I am about to be given a Compaq R3000 laptop for nothing. I want to wipe it clean or reset it back to factory settings. Will the oem be partitioned off so that I can just reload it or reset it to factory settings??? I have an acer laptop and all I do with this is press F10 on boot up and re-install from there. Will the compaq be the same or will I need a new copy of XP (thats the oem that is already on it).
  2. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

    Aug 23, 2007
    It really depends.
    Newer HPs have a recovery partition (but you must create the recovery disks with the bundled creator and use them instead)
    Older HPs and Compaqs came with a bundled factory/recovery install cd
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  3. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

    Sep 10, 2008
    #3 datcat, Nov 7, 2008
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