Can you restore your laptop without a recovery partition or recovery disks?

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somehow or another the recovery partition is screwed up on my computer and i was told hp no longer offers recovery disks so is there any other way to restore my computer to factory settings? i have some kind of virus on my computer and normally if i just tapp f11 i can reset my computer that way, but lately

somehow or another the recovery partition is screwed up on my computer and i was told hp no longer offers recovery disks so is there any other way to restore my computer to factory settings? i have some kind of virus on my computer and normally if i just tapp f11 i can reset my computer that way, but lately whenever i try using that method it says it cannot reset my computer because of something wrong with my recovery partition and quite frankly i dont want to pay out of my *** just to have someone else reset the computer for me

Best Answer:

austin: If you are sure that your recovery partition is corrupt then you can apply to your manufacturer for a copy on DVD.
There will be usually a small charge for this. As you say you are using F11 for recovery I'm guessing you have an HP p.c
If not what make and model do you have

Other answer:

austin:
1.Backup any data which you wish to keep before performing a factory reset. You will probably want to copy everything from your user folders, including documents, photos, music and videos. The factory reset will delete all these along with any programs you've installed since you got your laptop.
2.Start-up or reboot your laptop.
3.During the start-up process, hit F11
4.You should see instructions on the screen explaining how to proceed. However, the process is almost always automatic once you've confirmed you definitely want to proceed, so it might be a case of waiting for 30 minutes for the job to happen in one go, but some systems restore Windows first, and then install drivers and programs automatically when Windows first boots. If that's the case, don't try to do anything until you see a message saying the restore has finished.
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Restoring does not remove infections. It often makes them replicate infected files all pver the rives. That is probably how you messed up the recovery partition. Use a proper malware removal tool.
Ben Jackson:
reload with a good copy, some newer computers have a factory reset, you can try a system restore, try different f keys they differ by manufacturer

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