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Restoring The Operating System; Restoring The Windows Operating System; The Restoreplus! Process; Creating A Restoreplus! Cd - HP Xw8400 - Workstation - 4 GB RAM User Manual

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Restoring the operating system

This section describes how to restore the Windows and Linux operating systems.

Restoring the Windows operating system

Your workstation has a several methods to restore your Windows XP operating system to a near-factory
state, or to the state of the system at a predefined snapshot in time. Your system has a recovery partition
on the system hard drive that contains software and data required for the restore process as described
in the following sections.
NOTE
system. Refer to the instructions on the media for restoring your operating system.

The RestorePlus! process

The Window operating system and device drivers (for devices shipped with the system) are reinstalled
using this process. Some application software may not be restored using the RestorePlus! process. In
this case you must install the application software from the appropriate application CD. The RestorePlus!
process can be executed from CD or from the recovery partition contained on your system hard drive.
CAUTION
Windows partition will be deleted when you restore using the RestorePlus! process. However,
the recovery partition on the system drive and other partitions should not be affected.

Creating a RestorePlus! CD

You can create a set of the CDs from your system if you have a CD burner. When you first boot your
system, you will be prompted to make CDs for RestorePlus!, the Windows operating system, and a
supplemental HP Backup and Recovery Manager CD. (There may be additional CDs you can create
depending on the options you purchased.) You also have the option to move images of the CDs to
another location, such as a network share, to be burned to CD at a later time or from another system.

Restoring from RestorePlus! CDs

The RestorePlus! process can be started by booting from the RestorePlus! CD.

Restoring from RestorePlus! on the Recovery Partition

Follow these steps to start the RestorePlus! process from the Emergency Recovery menu:
1.
Boot the workstation.
2.
Press the
The F11 prompt appears briefly during the boot process.
3.
Select Recover PC's factory installed operating system, drivers, utilities, and applications
from the Emergency Recovery menu.
NOTE
ENWW
If you received restore media with your system, use the media to restore your operating
Backup your data before you attempt any operating system restore. All data on the
F11
key when prompted during the boot process to enter the Emergency Recovery menu.
Some applications may not be restored using this method.
Restoring the operating system
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