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I have a HP Compaq nx 7300 notebook and i am unsure what key to hit to reformat it

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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a HP Compaq nx 7300 notebook running windows XP
I need to reformat but am unsure what key to press when i turn it on to get to the point where i can reformat it
i am assuming that it has a hidden partition because it came preloaded with all the software on it

any help would be greatly appreciated
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I figured it was F11 and i tried that because it is the emergency recovery
just want to verify it because when i try to boot into the system recovery it does not work
it appears to load  by looking at the bars on the bottom of the screen but it does not bring anything up
it eventually just loads windows??????????????/

what does that mean

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Can you boot into windows ok?

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yep no problems there, just need to reload it because some applications are not working properly

I can boot into windows just fine
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any idea how to do that?
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is that a program or service that could possibly be turned off?
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