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Q: laptop keeps freezing cannot reset my laptop. message says ...

my laptop keeps losing the internet connection and freezing. I have run virus check and nothing came up. I tried to reset the laptop but after a while i got a message saying that an error was encountered and the laptop did not reset. there was no detail about the error.

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Hi

Hope someone can help
Computer was all Original and 3-4 years old with original windows Vista 32bit home edition -
Have Toshiba Satelitte A300 , and started few weeks ago self restarting during startup , then going when slept could not wake up in normal way , Had to hard shut down using power button 10 sec , finally started Freezing during use and slowly been getting worse, now freezes every time after startup after running couple mins , Worked before in Safe Mode Only
Have tried :-
HDD check (chkdsk , and WD disk check -both say is OK) (in Laptop and Ext enclosure)
Ram check (memtest86 says OK )
tried reinstalling windows - froze couple times while doing and was missing couple drivers , but seemed to work for a while then Froze
tried Factory reset Holding down 0 on startup - but this freezes every time between 10-20% so have to Hard shut down
tried replacing HDD with a spare I have with Operating system on - this other windows also worked for short while then froze , worked also in Safe mode.
Installed temp check program and last was at 54˚c when froze
everything Looks Ok monitor is fine But frozen , cannot use task manager (ctrl alt del) or move mouse or type - all frozen so have to hard shutdown ,
tried Factory reset again and this time said missing some realtec gigabit files -so had to shutdown with Button , and retried - this time worked but froze at 10%

any other INFO needed please ask - and if anyone has any idea would be appriciated
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I used the media profile to download Windows 10 to a USB and everything worked fine but now there's another problem. My laptop was working after reinstalling Windows, but then I shut my laptop over and went away for ten minutes or so and I've came back to a black screen with no display at all. The white LED is on so my laptop is on. It has around 40% charge in it as of typing this. The screen is unresponsive. Please help again but thank you for helping me fix the first issue.

A:Re: I hard reset my laptop, error occurred and now my laptop...

Hi @kirsty_mcq17, Thanks for the update on your situation. I understand that you are now having issues with the display being blank and the system unresponsive. Have you tried doing a hard reset since the system stopped responding? If the system will not boot into Windows normally, let me know if you get any errors. You can also try using Safe mode. Once you are able to log back in, please make sure you download the latest HP drivers and Windows Updates. From what you described, it sounds like the system may have gone into sleep or hibernate mode. This document will take you through troubleshooting possible issues with those features. If you feel this post has answered your question, take a moment to click Accept as Solution. Thanks!

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My laptop was running slow so I thought I would do a hard reset since I didn't have any important files on it. So I reset it and I got a blue screen error, then a listing screen with a popup box saying there was an error or my computer restarted and I should press OK to install. I found a solution online to get past the popup box, I don't remember what it was though, but now my laptop is stuck in a state of constant reboot. It goes like this:Blue HP Logo with loading circle,Black screen,Blue HP Logo,Installing and configuring Windows install screen that doesn't move past 64%,And then black screen. This process constantly repeats.Please help.

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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PLEASE HELP: A few days ago my laptop wasn't working very well. I was exploring my options and decided to reset it. I tried this and it told me there was an issue resetting it, so I tried resetting it again. Now the laptop will not fully turn on. It turns on and displays the hp logo then the screen goes blank. After a few minutes the hp logo displays again. All the function keys work but I can't find a solution. Could it just be the fan? Please help, my laptop is my life. The laptop is an HP Stream Model: 11-r010nr

A:Reset laptop, now laptop isn't working

Try holding the Esc key down while booting and the press F11 to run the system recovery.  If this does not work, you might have to boot from a recovery USB to restore the laptop.  If you did not create one, you can order one from HP.  If this has Windows 10 on it, you can also do a fresh install using the downloadable installation media from Microsoft.

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Hi all,

This is my first post and I am so thankful I found this forum!
My laptop, in the past 2-3 days, has been freezing up. I have not downloaded anything in that timeframe.
At first it was when there was no activity for a while and the screen would just go black and I would have to manually restart the pc. Now, the freezing is more regular.and it freezes without going black but still I have to manually restart. I have F-Secure virus, updated, and during a full scan it freezes. I downloaded Malwarebytes and it also freezes in full scan.
I believe they are both freezing in the same spot: c:windows/winsxs/x86_security-malware-windows-defender...
I tried to target scan just that area and it freezes.

I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and this is what it found:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1648
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
13/01/2009 8:01:49 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-13 (08-01-49).txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 48419
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 3 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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Just bought a three week old Lenovo Legion y720 used. I drove out of town to get it, when I met the previous owner he had stated the reset but I couldn't wait around for 2-3 hours for it to finish so I shut it down and drove home. It said it undid the changes it had already made. The next day when I go to settings, recovery, get started, remove everything, all drives, remove files and clean the drive. It says getting things ready then is says There was a problem resetting your pc no changes were made. Not sure if I'm even doing this right as the previous owner started it last time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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i have a dell compaq that runs both xp home and professional. first how do i reset it and btw i forgot the passwordsand how can i delete one of them but i really need to restore it first and i havnt got a disk could i download it or is there another way
 

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I restored my HP 255 G3 laptop to original factory settings. Once the restoration was complete, the computer restarted, but every time it boots back up and begins to install windows, a window pops up stating that an error was encountered during installation. I click on "ok" and the whole problem repeats.

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how do I stop my laptop receiving emails intended for the previous owner

A:How do I reset laptop???

Quote:





Originally Posted by tubby2


how do I stop my laptop receiving emails intended for the previous owner




Hello tubby2,

This is an old thread.

What email client are you using (outlook,outlook express,thunderbird,etc) ?

Just open the email client and delete the user email profile.

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Hello I'm Timothy, My Asus laptop is not booting up and directly takes me to the blue screen with "Choose an option". I attempted to reset it and I keep getting errors saying a problem occurred and couldn't complete the task. I have no images, discs, or restore points to roll back to, I've tried Sfc scannow multiple times and every time it says it has fixed problems and will appear on next reboot every time I use it.( I should also note that it does this fairly fast as it's known to take a pretty long time) Startup repair fails taking me back to the blue screen, as does refreshing it saying a problem has occurred like in the reset. I'm hoping there's some hope for me? Maybe some command prompt tricks or UEFI settings, you guys are my only hope, thank you all for your help.

I have an Asus notebook PC Intel Inside
Windows 8.1
Ram: 4 gb
X551M (It was on my box I think it's the model number.. I'm not very experienced in this field)
Please tell me what else you'll need and I'll be happy to get it for you

*I wasn't fully sure but I put it into the drivers and hardware section, tell me if I have to put it elsewhere because no ones responding :-:
Again thanks for your help in advance

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Hi ,
My lap is frozen and I do not know how to reset it, it has windows XP. I do not know much about laptops.
 

A:How to reset a laptop?

On mine I just depress the "on" button & hold it there until it shuts down.

Then I can depress the button once it is off--- to turn it on.

Happy New Year
letchworth
 

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Hi All, I bought a Sony Vaio laptop yesterday and took the xp tour and created a user account. I have decided to sell the laptop cos the screen is too small.
Is there a way to delete the user account and reset the laptop so the person who buys it thinks it is brand new? Apart from taking the tour nothing else has been loaded on the laptop.

A:How do i reset laptop???

A couple of things:

Log-in with the account you just created. Go to Start, settings, Control Panel, User Accounts. Click on the name/account and click remove.

If the above doesn't work... Re-boot laptop, press F2 until you get to a black screen. Go to Safe Mode (using the UP Arrow key) Here you'll be logged-in as the Administrator. Follow the above procedure starting from "Go to Start, Control Panel..."

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I wiped my laptop the other day, some how I have wiped windows 10 and windows completely off the laptop, so it won't go to the main screen, when I turn the laptop on, it keeps coming up with an error saying there's no windows installed at all on the computer I have to press a key F12 to get it onto a control panel, however I think without having that disk I don't think I can get it to work otherwise? Please help and advise on what I should do please

A:I tried to reset my laptop the other day some how I have wip...

Hi, Your Windows 10 key is still in the BIOS of your machine. My suggestion, re-build your laptop using Windows 10 installation media crtead from the following source      https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 Please do not select Windows version other than the one you upgraded before otherwise the key won't work. The installation process will ask for the key, please skip and continue. Windows will activate when you come online. Regards.

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Hi, can anyone help me to force reset my Dell Inspiron 15 please? I stopped it as it was resetting. I have no been unable to restart the reset. I have tried holding the F8 Key when the Dell Logo appears and nothing happens? Also I will attach a picture of what the error is saying when Windows opens. It brings up my desktop but cannot open Start Menu as it is partially reset? Thanks for your time
 

A:Reset Laptop

Since your screenshot show something about C:|Windows, you aren't running Linux.

What version of Windows is on the computer so an administrator can move your post to the proper section under Operating Systems.
 

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I have an old Toshiba laptop and it is unusable and I was wondering if there was a way to factory reset it without a disk.

Model # - psk2cu-s5150
 

A:Reset My Laptop

I believe there's a partition that contains the OEM setup, but you need a CD (any) and to recover from the Restore partition
 

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from the bios setup menu, can someone show me step by step? It' a toshiba.

A:Can I reset my laptop entirely?

What do you mean by "Can I reset my laptop entirely?" Do you want to recover windows? I've never seen it done from the BIOS, however when you boot your computer either before the BIOS screen it should give you options to recover windows.

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can any one give detals of how to reset hp 550 laptop back to factory setting thank you.
 

A:reset hp 550 laptop

http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...port/162525-laptop-recovery-instructions.html you will lose all data !!!!
 

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Hello there,

I'd like to restore my computer from A image file but when I do it tells me to create a System Repair Disc
I'd like to get instructions to restore my laptop from Image Disc.
Or get instructions restore without CD/DVD A Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D-12X

Many thanks in advanced,

A:How Do I Reset My Laptop?

Hello Adil,

Just to clarify, did you mean that you wanted to do a factory recovery/restore to restore your preinstalled Windows 7 back to factory conditions, or to do a system image recovery with a system image that you created?

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Help, so i reset my laptop to factory, deletes all the data since i got it off of someone else. Now.it has been stuck on installing windows at 67% configuring settings 10% for well over twelve hours. This morning around 6 it was complete and i restarted it and went right back to installing windows. Mind you its a brand new laptop a month old if that. I have no idea what to do.

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I restored my HP 255 G3 laptop to original factory settings. Once the restoration was complete, the computer restarted, but every time it boots back up and begins to install windows, a window pops up stating that an error was encountered during installation. I click on "ok" and the whole problem repeats.

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I tried to reset my laptop now it will  show the logo and then installing windows 64%. Just keeps looping.But the last day or so it would shut down for no reason and doent give any blue screen codes.

A:Reset laptop

oralia Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about resetting your laptop and wanted to help -- but need more information.First of all, we need the detailed product number of your PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001Second, we need to know which OS version is is running: Win7, Win8, Win10.We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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HOW TO RESET MY LAPTOP  WITHOUT GOING TO BOOT OPTION 

A:HOW TO RESET MY LAPTOP

Hi This is desktops, perhaps repost in the Notebooks section. Also if you could better describe what you want to achieve by the term 'RESET'. Is there a particular problem and you want a re-install which protects your current data?



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i want to hard reset my laptop bac to out of the box factory settings but everytime i try it with the f11 option it keeps asking for a disc to continue. laptop didnt come with a operating system disc. and if i try to fully reset it throught the options menu it doesnt do anything, all it does is say this will take a moment then that screen closes and nothing ever happens it takes me back to my desktop but never resets my computer.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 on my hands. It's a definite problem child. Sometimes it recognizes the hard drive, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it sees the CD-ROM drive, sometimes it doesn't. But it is very sporadic and I have done hardware testing with Hiren's Boot CD. Everything seems to be fine. So one of my next guesses is that the BIOS or something is screwed up and decided that I need to reset the CMOS. But I have never done it to a laptop before and have no idea where to start. Help? Please?
 

A:Laptop CMOS reset?

Go to http://support.dell.com/support and then to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag number from the bottom of your laptop.
You can also click on Technical Support there to get a copy of your original configuration if you do not know it.
Then download the BIOS file: BR114952 for a floppy disk install, or I2200A07 or I2200A07.txt.
Read all the instructions, then go ahead to install. it is pretty safe compared to most other brands.
Also download and install your chipset drivers if your computer was built before 01/17/2006. In fact, I would download and install all drivers with release dates more recent than your purchase.
But be aware that you could have both defective hard drive and defective CD-Rom drive.
 

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I own an HP Inspiron 3000 and its operating system comes with Windows 8.1. I resetted it after getting enough space to do so. It doesn't fully reset the PC. It never goes to 100. It goes to maybe 60 and then tries to prepare windows and login but then it says files could not be parsed etc. and then it says finish the installation of windows and I try to do so but it never works. Then I was told to use an ISO file to fix the laptop but it said that the laptop must finish the windows installation before I can use the ISO file.
 

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My laptop was originally having only a HDD. But when I went to the shop and bought it, they upgraded it to an SSD and that took a few hours.

My question is, can I factory reset my laptop? Will that harm any installations of my SSD? How do I do it?
 

A:Factory reset my laptop

A factory reset only resets the software & drivers to the default it was when it left the factory
The drivers would be based on the specified hardware, so you changing any hardware might cause problems. In most cases you can get round that by updating drivers as soon as windows has been reset. BUT with an SSD which uses different drivers, there will be problems.
The factory restore image will install or try to install standard hard disc drivers. That is very likely to result in the computer not booting at all. As far as I can remember W7 and W8 would not have had SSD drivers in a factory restore image because they were so rare at the time. W10 would almost certainly have both SSD & standard HD drivers on the image
 

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I am trying to Reset my Toshia Laptop to Factory setting to give to someone. When I try to do that I get this error message "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing".
I do not have the Original Windows 8 Disc so I am at a loss I have tried almost everything that I have found on line but no luck

Can you please help or direct me where I can get help

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My laptop was left running out of battery and does not restart since. I have tried the reset (battery & power supply out. Press power button 30 sec, replug supply) but nothing... There is one LED blinking if power button is pressed when battery in (orange LED on lower front with power symbol) and none when power button pushed with only plug in (no battery).I need to join work meetings from tomorrow, help....! Thanks 

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If you are regularly suing a Windows laptop, It's always a good idea to password protect it, even if you are its aole user. If you forgot your password at any time, you will need to reset it. You need to create a password reset disk being able to reset your password. If you know your password, but you just need to change it for security purpose, you can do that quickly as well.

Today I want to introduce the easy and simple way for you.

Create Password Reset Disk

1)Turn on your laptop.

2)Insert a USB flash drive or download other password key ( take windows password key 8.0 for example, http://www.lostwindowspassword.com). According to Microsoft, you can only create one if you are a local user. If your computer is on a network or domain, an administrator must reset your password.

3)Click the "Start" buttom. Click "Control Panel". "Open" user Accounts and Family Safety. "Click" User Accounts".

4)On the left-hand side, click "Browse" to browse Windows Password Key 8.0 image file. The file is usually located as the default. Follow the instrution. When completed, then you can access if you need to reset your password.

Reset password
Turn on your laptop and log in to Windows. If you cannot log in because you enter the wrong password, Windows will show a message that you entered an incorrect password. Click "OK"
Click "Reset Password"
Insert your password reset disk drive.
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I've been trying to reset my laptop for a few days and nothings happening help please

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Hi, so the problem is my laptop disk usages was constantly at 100 % and this only happened after the update , I went online and found those way that to impove it but it doesn't work. After that I decided to reset my pc, everything was fine , it pops up the loadings screen and said preparing and stuff like that.but the thing is I thought it will be finish after few hour , but after I woke up its still at a loading screen, I closed the laptop and restart again now it pops up the hp logo after few seconds it's gone.I don't know what happened to it but plz helpThank you

A:Can't open my laptop after I reset it

P.s the loading sign was there after the logo was gone

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Hi All I have a problem I decided to try win seven on my new laptop. I changed the boot system from Uefi to Legacy
when win 7 was loaded ai went for the drivers on Acer but for my model there were none. SO I changed the boo tback to UEFI
I had to use my wifes win eight disk . What I need to know is it possible to recover the factory reset nad how would I do it.
Thanks everyone.

A:how can i factory reset my Laptop

Acer normally has a click here to begin that process under a certain subdirectory. Because my Acers no longer carry that hidden partition or the acess menu -- I can't remember where that menu was. c:\program files or c:\program files (x86) might be places to start, if such have not been overwritten yet.

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Ok, my dad has a HP Spectre laptop and I will find the specs later. My dad cannot remember the password and as there is nothing of importance on their he wants to reset it. We can get to the screen to reset it but when we go to reset it it says that the computer 'encountered' a problem so nothing was changed. This has been attempted 5 times and nothing worked. Any advice will be good. Thank you

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Hi, so the problem is my laptop disk usages was constantly at 100 % and this only happened after the update , I went online and found those way that to impove it but it doesn't work. After that I decided to reset my pc, everything was fine , it pops up the loadings screen and said preparing and stuff like that.but the thing is I thought it will be finish after few hour , but after I woke up its still at a loading screen, I closed the laptop and restart again now it pops up the hp logo after few seconds it's gone.I don't know what happened to it but plz helpThank you

A:Can't open my laptop after I reset it

P.s the loading sign was there after the logo was gone

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Recently reset to factory setting and now I am getting "NO OS installed"Smart Check : PassShort DST: Pass The Windows Setup Assistant Stopped Repsonding I waited 2 hours for my tap and click to register.I had no choice but to restart the computer upon restart I recieved the error.  Talked to chat support - told me that Hp would be happy to send me a recovery drive if I was in warranty!The factory reset process should have reset to factory not crash and say no OS I didn't create this the software shoulddo what it was designed to do not be defective. Talked Call Center Case: 3033771888Same thing only this time it was my fault because I didnt create a proper restore disk, What is this??Horrible customer support I have to pay for a USB Drive because of  Defective Process - Simple Restore to factory.Im only 1 month out of warranty. What a waste of money, I will never purchase an HP product again horrible customer service.   

A:Laptop - Factory Reset

Hello. Okay, you have Windows 10 on PC. Don't know if you did upgrade. Have you backed up your stuff? Go to this Microsoft site and use Media Tool to download Windows 10. Install or try recovery options.  The Grzy   

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I got a new laptop with widows 7. I was going to install system machanic pro 9.5. But somthin happened and i cant uninstall norton. How do i reset the laptop to how it was when i first started it, where i have to enter the comp name and all?

A:full reset new laptop

Can you do a system restore previous to the Norton install?

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Hi. I apologize as this is going to be a long post. So, here goes-I bought my Inspiron mini early in 2013. I don't use it much..been using it on and off last two years. The laptop got a bit slow but it dint bother me. Later I updated it to windows 10 thinking it might speed it up but no use. Two days ago, I reset my laptop and chose " Keep my files" option but the reset dint happen. Then I chose the " remove everything option" with "remove everything and clean the drive" option and it resetted. Then I got a page with choose an option written with three options-1. Continue with Windows 102. Troubleshoot3. Restart my PCI chose the first option and it restarted. The Dell logo came and after that it's blank screen! I shut it down and switched it on again and it's the same thing!! It's been two days..  I tried everything in the troubleshooting option too but no result!  Can anyone help me out? Please?

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I would like to reset my computer to factory settings due to many issues.    How do I do this, and will I loose the windows program and microsoft programs?    I do not have my  orginal intall disk for Windows or Microsoft.  PLEASE HELP, Lala

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I have tried doing a normal factory reset and have tried downloading windows 10 as an installable media from their website onto a flash drive and in both cases I kept getting an message saying an error has occured and no changes were made. My laptop has been running at 100% disk usage for the past few weeks and is extremely difficult to get much work done because it's so slow. I have trieddoing the disk scan using cmd that Ive seen on a few other forums and after it completes it says that corrupt files were found but couldnt be repaired. Even when I turn my laptop off an error also pops up and I usually have to click "ok" before it fully shuts down. I have assumed it was some sort of virus that may be causing this problem so I wanted to factory reset my laptop but every method that I've seen doesn't seem to be workng. If there is some solution I would be grateful because I've speant well over 10 hours trying to fix this problem but to no results. Thank you for reading this.

A:Can't factory reset laptop

Do this,  open the task Manager and look for the application that is using the highest disk resources.Try to disable it Also, open the services pagetap on the keys, Windows+R type services.mscIn here, look for windows update, open this and stop it.set the start proceedure to Manual. This should help in most cases. Also, at the time of pwoer up, press ESC or F2 button on the keyboard to load the UEFI Diagnostics and perform a Hard Drive test.If the Hard Drive is faulty, you may get slow performance as it may take a long time for the hard drive to read and write data. Resulting in 100% Disk usage. 

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I tried to do a factory reset but it gave me two options: 1: Use a system imagw you created earlier.... 2: reinstall windows (requores windows installation disc) i would like to go for option 2, but i never got an installation disc. What do i do?

A:How to factory reset laptop?

 How are you arriving at those 2 options? Are you using Recovery Manager? Windows 7 Recovery:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 Creating Recovery Media >> Windows 7 

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how to reset a Toshiba laptop L655 to out of box state. since I cannot get in it by booting usb device and end the inaccessible boot device error am just gonna start it over but now does not work the old way of reboothing while holding down the 0 buttob
any suggestion?
 

A:How to reset Toshiba laptop

You do have it powered and not on battery??
 

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Hi. I apologize as this is going to be a long post. So, here goes-I bought my Inspiron mini early in 2013. I don't use it much..been using it on and off last two years. The laptop got a bit slow but it dint bother me. Later I updated it to windows 10 thinking it might speed it up but no use. Two days ago, I reset my laptop and chose " Keep my files" option but the reset dint happen. Then I chose the " remove everything option" with "remove everything and clean the drive" option and it resetted. Then I got a page with choose an option written with three options-1. Continue with Windows 102. Troubleshoot3. Restart my PCI chose the first option and it restarted. The Dell logo came and after that it's blank screen! I shut it down and switched it on again and it's the same thing!! It's been two days..  I tried everything in the troubleshooting option too but no result!  Can anyone help me out? Please?

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Over the last few days, since I started using my Inspiron 3520 with Windows 10 on it after a hardware issue that arose a while back from my own doing, I barely did anything on the laptop before it started acting all crazy and all. I did have to do a hard Shutdown quite a few times when it seemed to freeze up on a black screen or at other times before this all started, but I'm assuming that had nothing to do with it... though it couldn't have helped.
I've tried multiple times to do a System Restore, only to keep coming up with an error code 0x80070005, because of some anti-virus program installed/currently running, when I have more than one installed (which I know shouldn't be done, but dunno which work or not at any given time). And now, I can't even do one to before this all started, as I've repeatedly kept trying to do while disabling certain services in Windows Task Manager. Because I tried uninstalling some Windows C++ Redistributable programs from other people who've had the same problem, where with some programs or whatever, I keep getting a "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect." message. And after I attempted installing the files I downloaded to fix this problem, I got the SAME message as I do for the programs that refuse to run.
So did I do/see something wrong in what I needed to do? As at this point, I feel like my only option is to reset my PC to its default settings (but keepi... Read more

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I am trying to Reset my Toshia Laptop to Factory setting to give to someone. When I try to do that I get this error message "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing".
I do not have the Original Windows 8 Disc so I am at a loss I have tried almost everything that I have found on line but no luck

Can you please help or direct me where I can get help

A:Factory Reset Laptop

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

It sounds as if the recovery drive partition, which holds the recovery files for the Toshiba reset, has been deleted or formatted.

Windows 8 has a built in reinstall of Windows called Reset This PC. Access the Windows settings menu and you can choose to reinstall Windows.

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