can't get into System Recovery

  s99Raj 15:16 03 Sep 2005
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I have an hp pavilion 414.uk and I'm trying to get into its in-built System Recovery.

On startup I have two options:

F1 for Setup and F10 for System Recovery.

I press F1 and I can get into the Setup, but if I press F10 it seems to ignore me and goes straight into Windows. As soon as I switch the pc on I start pressing F10 about twice a second and have even tried holding it down but it just seems to ignore me.

Is there any other way of getting into the System Recovery partition? I can't get into any menus etc. by the way because the pc just doesn't start up correctly and the taskbar has disappeared (even pressing the Windows key or Ctrl-Esc doesn't bring it up).

  AndySD 15:20 03 Sep 2005
  s99Raj 15:35 03 Sep 2005

No that's not what I want.

I don't want System Restore but System Recovery which puts the machine back to its original condition by formatting etc. There is a partition on the hard drive containing all the necessary stuff but I just can't seem to get to it in the normal way of pressing F10.

  AndySD 15:48 03 Sep 2005
  s99Raj 16:03 03 Sep 2005

Yes, thanks, I tried that place. It just tells you to try F10, Ctrl-F10 or Alt-F10. None of them work but no matter.

I've somehow managed to get into Safe Mode and found the Start Menu under which I found the HP Recovery. But if I hadn't got into Safe Mode then I wouldn't have known what to do.....

Thanks for your suggestions.

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