Guidelines to restore HP ProBook® 4310s Notebook PC to factory settings
Need to know the guidelines for restoring HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC to factory settings?
HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC features an HP fingerprint sensor, a capacitive strip for improved usability, and additional wireless options, such as the HP Mobile Broadband powered. HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC maintains a style and simplicity and its light package offers an increased mobility. Factory setting is a state when the system has only those features that were there at the time of its purchase. There are two types of ways to restore HP computers to factory settings, destructive and non-destructive. Destructive recovery reformats the hard drive, destroys all data, reinstalls the operating system and additional software according to the factory configuration. Whereas non-destructive repairs Windows installation, replaces any damaged or missing system files, and restores the registry to the factory settings. If you are unable to take a backup, the best way is to opt for non-destructive system restore.
The following are the tips to restore HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC to factory settings and things to keep in mind while doing so:
- Remove peripheral devices
- Backup all user files
- System recovery
- Restart the computer
Remove peripheral devices
Before performing a system recovery in your HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC, in order to restore factory settings, detach peripheral devices such as removable media drives, USB drives and printers. Additional hard drives should also be removed by disconnecting the cable from the back. But monitor, mouse and keyboard should be attached to the computer.
Backup all user files
You need to take a backup of all crucial files before doing the system recovery process. Save these files to an external storage device or to another hard drive. When the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC is restored to factory settings, all the current data, documents, files etc might get deleted. So it is very important to keep a backup copy of these files and documents for further reference.
First, shut down your HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC and place the recovery CD in the CD drive. If the system fails to boot from the CD drive, then reboot and enter the setup screen. If the recovery files are written on a partition, you will be able to select ‘System Recovery’. There will be an option to select destructive or non-destructive system recovery. Click on your choice and the system will recover to the factory settings. You also need to insert the additional recovery CDs as the recovery program requests them.
Restart the HP system in ‘Diagnostic Mode’. To start in ‘Diagnostic Mode’, go to ‘Run’, type ‘msconfig’, select the ‘Radio’ button next to ‘Diagnostic Startup’, and load basic devices and services. If you cannot get into the configuration utility, shut down the computer, and press ‘F8’ to get into troubleshooting and advanced options. Select ‘Safe Mode’ from the menu and log in as an administrator. You need to reinstall any software that didn't come with your computer, and uninstall all unwanted programs.