****Running Windows XP on HP Compaq. Computer has been booting incorrectly and really slow so I thought I would use recovery disc. ONLY to realize after using it that it was for an old DELL laptop. I cannot find the recovery disc for my HP. Short of buying a new disc or computer, are there any other options? I know enough about computers to get me in trouble...apparently...Thanks in advance!****

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HP Compaq

any chance the laptop still has it recovery partition ,
try f11 on bootup and see if you get the optio nto run the recovery

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**I have tried F11 and ALT F11 many times...it just boots into Dell...won't give me the ability to recover again.
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what is the exact model of you compaq,on the label bottom of laptop likea dv9000 series would be something like dv9056us

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Check Dell's website, support. There will be information about how to recover, either by ordering CDs, or by accessing the recovery partition.

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**So sorry for the delayed response. Had company that wouldn't leave :) It is a Presario F700
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Presario F700

hi, like i said exact model ,you need the exact model number when getting drivers as f700 is not enought as they can have different hardware in different models .
check here

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At work now but will check this evening once I get home. Thanks so much for helping me with this...

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F750US

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i got your problem mixed up with another i was workin on ,the link i posted will be of use to get drivers later .

what was the orignal windows version installed on the laptop .do you still have the windows key sticker on the bottom of the laptop .you could borrow a disk from a fried coworker ,to match the one on the sticker ,and use the key on the sticker ,then go to the link i posted above and get all the drivers need to make it run

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