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Restore Yoga 2 11 To Factory State

Q: Restore Yoga 2 11 To Factory State

Hope you all enjoyed the holidays!TLDR: How do I restore my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 (S/N: YB04152506 | MTM: 59417913) to it's original factory state (Windows 8.1 64-bit with preloaded drivers and Lenovo's bloatware, as well as the original BIOS version that came with this laptop)? I don't have the recovery partition or any recovery media, and the warranty has expired. Please help!Anyway, my Yoga 2 11 has been giving me trouble ever since the dreaded Windows 10 upgrade installed about 6 months ago and now I just need to roll everything back to the way it was when I got it from the store. Here me out: Basically everything was working well with Windows 8.1, but with Windows 10, I've been experiencing various issues. For example, sleep mode doesn't work properly, my battery life was cut in half, the tablet mode doesn't work well, my wifi frequently disconnects aswell as my wireless printer, and the overall the laptop runs slower. So I thought to myself this must be a driver issue, since after all, my laptop is listed on Lenovo's "Windows 10 supported devices". Well I dowloaded all of the Lenovo Windows 10 drivers from my laptop's support page but too bad I couldn't install any of them because they were so bad that the installer wouldn't run no matter what I tried. Then I thought perhaps these issues have something to do with BIOS, so I downloaded the latest version and it updated with no problems. Except all the update did was add another issue, which is that everytime I try to restart the laptop, it hangs on startup and the only thing you can do is hold the power button to force it to shut off. And to make matters worse, a few days later I accidentally knocked it off my desk when I was rushing to school and it stopped working. After consulting with a friend, it appeared the hard drive got damaged so I bought a replacement.Now the main problem is, this laptop didn't come with a recovery disc because it doesn't even have a disc drive, so it probably had a recovery partition. Well the new drive is blank, so it doesn't have any recovery partition. So my only option was to install a clean version of Windows, but since the product keys aren't placed on machines these days, I had to install Windows 10 because it's tied to the machine after the upgrade. Unfortuantely, the clean install didn't do anything to fix my problems, and it only made things worse because now it's relying only on the drivers that Windows update found. So my question is:How do I restore my Lenovo Yoga to it's original factory state (Windows 8.1 with preloaded drivers and Lenovo's bloatware, as well as the original BIOS version that came with this laptop)? And yes the warranty expired.Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Restore Yoga 2 11 To Factory State

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I would like to restore my Dell Studio 1555 laptop back to factory state but unsuccessful. I bought it in Japanese version with original OS was Windows Vista. Then I upgraded into Windows 7. When I press <F8> to activate Dell Factory Image Restore, it didn't work (I am sure that I had pressed <F8> before the Windows logo appeared). Therefore, I pressed <F12> to reinstall Vista by reinstall DVD. By somehow my laptop now has 2 OS (Vista and Windows 7) at the same time . What should I do now to recover my laptop back to factory state with only one OS (Vista or Windows 7). Please help me! Thanks a lot.

A:Cannot restore to factory state, pls help!

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

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I managed to screw things up pretty bad, and want to restore back to factory state, However I can no longer access my restore partition because Windows 10 has its restore software there when I hit F11. This is an HP Pavilion 17. Anyone know of any tools or a way to get my old restore partition back?

A:Restore back to factory state

Alternatively you can download the OS that is specified on the COA sticker and activate it with the key from the COA sticker. Use the help of a USB stick.

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Heya everyone

Iv been having trouble with my laptop 4 a while
It decided that a whole heap of registry files were going to go bye bye randomly, and now i get error messages all the time ( very annoying )

Now me being a silly person, i don't have any system restore points. So system restore is not an option

My question is this then... Is there a way to restore vista ( and my entire laptop ) back to its original state i.e. as it came out of the box

My computer specs are under my profile but il list the brief specs below

Toshiba A200 PSAF6A
Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit

A:Restore Vista to Factory State

Phoenix Goalie:

I'm sure that something can be done to improve the situation.

So, what do you have to work with for doing a reinstall of Vista?
Vista install discs, recovery partition, both, none-of-the-above?

Ardneh

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I have recently gotten a huge amount of virus threats detected on my computer and the only way i can get rid of them is to do a complete system restore to its original factory state as to when i bought it. I have no recovery cds or dvds that came with the computer.
I have already tried doing a system restore to its earlier restore point to a week ago and also virus scan to try and fix or remove the detected files but has been no luck in getting rid of them.

If it helps my computer is a Pyron Desktop PC with Windows 7 Home premium 64bit (windows 7 already pre installed when i bought it)

Thanks in advance

A:How do i restore my computer to its original factory state?

System Restore

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Is there a way to restore a windows 8 notebook to the state before an initial user was created?

A:Factory reset - restore to pre-user state

Welcome to EightForums.

Yes, there is: Reset Windows 8

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I want to restore my acer aspire one back to factory oem. Operating system windows 7 starter. This notebook has no cd-rom. please help!

A:restore acer aspire one to factory oem state

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6920216_reset-aspire-one-factory-settings.html

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I have recently received a Yoga Pro 2 and installed Firefox and Skype.  During the install, there were some very small print boxes which I originally thought were just agreements to go ahead, but then realized where optional software.  So, I got some trash installed.  While I have cleaned up all I can find, I am still having issues with some sites in Firefox where I get a message that "This connection is untrusted" and when I view the certificate, it says DO_NOT_TRUST in several entries.  This follows a window.googleJavaScriptRedirect=1 which flashes on the screen.  While I have removed a couple of unwanted programs this behavior continues on *some* sites. I am thinking that maybe, if it is possible, I went back to a factory start, I could just do it all over again.  Is this possible?













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A:Restore to factory Yoga Pro 2

There is reference in the manual to the Lenovo OneKey Recovery System which says to press the Novo key ... where the heck is the Novo key?

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   Hi, I wish to factory restore my Lenovo Yoga 710-15IKB but no restore media came with the book. Kindly inform me how can I factory restore the book. Thanks and best regards.

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Is there an option to restore the yoga 900 to the state of the factory ? A hidden partition that has the original factory image?When I opened CMD and Diskpart, I found 2 drives indeed, one of them was X(boot) and the other had 600mbs but was hidden.The steps I assumed are:1- press the"nova" button while computer is off2- choose the 4th option "recovery"3- instead of a lenovo screen I get the blue menu from Microsoft Windows 10 recovery.so how do I access the hidden partition that has the original factory image?No drives are being read and I'm presented with an option to choose a driver for my hardware, I chose the hard disk driver but it couldn't read that driver. P.S.: I did a "reset" windows many times and I'm going crazy over this supposedly simple task.Can anybody please help ?

A:Yoga 900-13ISK2: Restore factory image?

Btw the model number is:Yoga 900-13ISK2 Signature EditionI bought it online directly from lenovo Stores US

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Hi Everyone,

I just received my new Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14" UltraBook (ThinkPad Yoga 14" | Laptop Tablet Hybrid | Lenovo Australia).

I do not want to start using my new laptop until I update to Windows 10. I am aware that in order to update I need to click on the 'Windows Icon Button' in the taskbar, at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. From here I am supposed to enter my email address...

However here is the challenge, after installing all available Windows Updates, said button has DISAPPEARED!

I have downloaded and run the win10fix_full.zip file as suggested at CNET (How to get the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it's missing - CNET).

After trying all of the fixes all I can say is that one 'fix' managed to crash my new computer to the point of requiring an immediate shutdown and a memory dump!

I am now thinking that the best course of action may be to return my new laptop to factory default settings.

Can anybody suggest how I can go about returning this unit to factory default settings? I don't just want to erase files, preferences, etc., instead I want to return Windows 8.1 to it's factory issued state.

Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Need to factory restore Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14"?

Can you boot to Safe Mode? If so, you can refresh Windows 8 which should keep files, but reset settings and such.

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Hi Everyone,

I just received my new Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14" UltraBook (http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-14/).

I do not want to start using my new laptop until I update to Windows 10. I am aware that in order to update I need to click on the 'Windows Icon Button' in the taskbar, at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. From here I am supposed to enter my email address...

However here is the challenge, after installing all available Windows Updates, said button has DISAPPEARED!

I have downloaded and run the win10fix_full.zip file as suggested at CNET (http://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/how-to-get-the-windows-10-upgrade-icon-if-its-missing/).

After trying all of the fixes all I can say is that one 'fix' managed to crash my new computer to the point of requiring an immediate shutdown and a memory dump!

I am now thinking that the best course of action may be to return my new laptop to factory default settings.

Can anybody suggest how I can go about returning this unit to factory default settings? I don't just want to erase files, preferences, etc., instead I want to return Windows 8.1 to it's factory issued state.

Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Need to factory restore Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14"?

If you're logged in click on the Start button and type "Refresh" (w/o the quotes). One of the "finds" should be "Remove everything and reinstall Windows"; click on that.

If you can't log in check your documentation. If it doesn't have that little "Lenovo" or "OneKey Rescue System" button beside the regular power button then there must be some key or key combination you need to press upon power on.
 

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Hi Everyone,
I just received my new Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14" UltraBook (ThinkPad Yoga 14" | Laptop Tablet Hybrid | Lenovo Australia).

I do not want to start using my new laptop until I update to Windows 10. I am aware that in order to update I need to click on the 'Windows Icon Button' in the taskbar, at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. From here I am supposed to enter my email address...
However here is the challenge, after installing all available Windows Updates, said button has DISAPPEARED!
I have downloaded and run the win10fix_full.zip file as suggested at CNET (How to get the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it's missing - CNET).

After trying all of the fixes all I can say is that one 'fix' managed to crash my new computer to the point of requiring an immediate shutdown and a memory dump!
I am now thinking that the best course of action may be to return my new laptop to factory default settings.
Can anybody suggest how I can go about returning this unit to factory default settings? I don't just want to erase files, preferences, etc., instead I want to return Windows 8.1 to it's factory issued state.
Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards,
Davo

A:Need to factory restore Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14"?

Hi Everyone,
In an attempt to fix this I first followed the 'Remove everything and reinstall Windows' instructions at the link below -

How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help

The above procedure did indeed restore my computer to the original Factory defaults.
However unfortunately when I booted up, entered my initial details, and got to the Desktop the 'Upgrade to Windows 10 button' was still missing.
My next port of call was to install all Windows updates, about 750 Megabytes, which I did. Then after several reboots, related to the updates, I once more returned to the Desktop only to find the button missing again!
I have now downloaded the Windows 10 iso from the link below, and will post back with my progress -

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Kind Regards,
Davo

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I am preparing my computer for doing a full pc recovery process. I have had viruses and spyware in the past and still continuing windows errors. I want to wipe my hard drive and recover my pc back to factory HP state. I do not have any recovery discs for it. The recovery disc creator does not work and my laptop has been discontinued and they don't offer any support for it. So I will be using the recovery console partition HP has put on the computer. All of my important data is backed up to an external hard drive. Is this risky at all? Could the process error at all? I don't know if the partition could have been tampered with from all the malware and cleanups I have done to the computer. I am a little worried if something happens, I have nothing psychically to help it complete the process.
 

A:Recovering to factory state

No one can guarantee you that something wont go wrong while doing the recovery.
I have seen the recovery process abort but the pc ended up just like i t was before the attemp.

The recovery partition for an hp machine with xp has a very high success rate with the recovery.Your partition will be fine if not then it will abort the recovery.

Do it now and get it over with,it is very painless.
if you have xp hit the power button and start tapping f 10 until the options appear
 

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What term is used for restoring PC with Windows 10 back to out of box state? I am confused on terminology for this. Is it Reset, Restore, Refresh. etc...?

A:Return to factory state

If its PC that was supplied with W10 already installed then 'out of the box state' is often a dedicated recovery process that reinstalls not just the operating system but also all the stuff it originally came with.

The user manual (look online at the manufacturers site) will detail the procedure which is usually a combination of button presses to launch the process.

That is the only route to 'out of the box state' for a PC purchased with W10 already preinstalled.

All the terms you mention are unique Windows recovery modes but these do not return the PC to 'out of the box state'.

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Buddy brought me his Acer, what a mess, so I initiated the hidden partition, and began to take it back to factory. Everything went well until I got to the Win 7 desktop for the first time. I see a menu for a system preparation tool 3.14 with a couple of options, BUT before I can do anything, I get a ACER splash screen, and a message saying that Office 2010 is installing, don't turn off your computer, etc, etc. Nothing installs, or it hangs (tried to let it go for 8 hours other night, nary a movement on the status bar). I've tried to switch apps (Alt tab) but CANNOT get past it, and reboots always end up with the same story. Also tried booting is safe mode, but because the recovery is not complete, that doesn't work. Never seen this before and would appreciate any help

MK
 

A:Back to factory state... Almost

If you don't care too much about Acer's preinstalled stuff, you can just install clean Windows and use your original key
 

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Hi there, I?ve recently reinstalled my laptop - windows 7, all updates, and a few apps of my own. I?m wondering if it?s possible to ?reset? windows to a state before a user was entered. Similar to how you get a PC from the store - it comes with a ton of software pre installed but upon first boot you need to setup windows as if it?s brand new. Once you create your user name, password, choose your language, wireless connection, etc., then windows starts and all the apps are already there/installed. How do I return my custom installation to that kind of a state, without loosing everything I have installed?

I probably could have found something via google, but not sure what to look for. Thank you in advance

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help plz...... i need the factory software . a guy got upgraded my pc and **bleep**ed it up curently it has windows 8 and it sucks ................ 

A:need help to factory restore my pavilon dv6 to factory setin...

@jesusalvarez Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Ordinarily, I would recommend using HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to its original condition. That would erase the entire drive, format the drive, and install the OS, the drivers, and the HP utilities.Unfortunately, there is no HP Recovery Media linked to the HP Product Page for your PC. This could be an oversight by HP, or it could also mean that HP no longer stocks the recovery media for your PC. They no long stock recovery media for the older PCs.You can try contacting HP Customer Support directly, using the links below, to see if you can order if from them:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you should check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Before using the media, read through this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110Good Luck

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My Computer completely crashed and won't even load windows anymore. I'm not sure if I got a virus or what (don't have antivirus program) but when I try to boot, it gets past the Windows ME screen and then turns black to a blinking cursor. Anyway my question is . . . do I need to format the hard drive before restoring and if so how do I format when Windows won't load. I'm not worried about losing my stuff stored on computer. So restoring is no big deal to me. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
 

A:Solved: restoring to factory state

Formatting and doing a clean install is probably the easiest and quickest solution.Once that is done get an antivirus program.AVG is a good free one you can download from this site http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
Then you should download SpyBot and AdAware and update them regularly and scan your computer often and keep it clean.Good luck.
 

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If I was worried about a malware infection on my laptop, would a full factory state format take care of any and all threats I might have? In other words, is there malware that can survive a format like that?

A:Factory State Format Reliability

A "factory restore" essentially reformats your hard drive, removes all data and restores the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. Most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore".There are no guarantees or shortcuts when it comes to malware removal. Infections and severity of damage will vary. While there are some types of malware which may resist reformatting (or a factory reset), in most cases such action will get rid of the infection.For example, there are some rootkits and bootkits which can alter (overwrite) the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the system drive to ensure persistent execution of malicious code and the MBR would need to be repaired. Other types of malware can infect recovery partitions and even render them unusable.Some security articles report that researchers have demonstrated in a test environment a new type of malware that could install a rootkit on the BIOS of common systems and survive hard disk wiping.A pair of Argentinean researchers has demonstrated a BIOS-level exploit that allowed the duo to potentially run a great deal of invisible code—which could remain installed even if the hard drive was wiped...BIOS must be switched to write-allow mode before the attack can be executed. The aforementioned attack consists of dumping the new BIOS into flashrom (a BIOS read/write/modify utility), making the necessary changes, ad... Read more

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My computer (details below) is new and after using it for two weeks a message appeared on the screen last night asking me if I would like to create a set of DVD discs that could be used to restore it to factory state if needed. It cautioned that this set could only be made once. Since I was busy at the time I closed the message. Does anyone know how I could get that message back or just do what it suggested? My thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Restoring Win 7 HP Pavilion dv7 to factory state

Hi,
>start> all programs> maintenance> create system repair disc> follow prompts.

Be sure to have enough blank DVD's as it can take up to 4 discs.

Iain.

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I am planning to upgrade my windows 7 home premium 64 bits to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. Here is my question. After upgrading to windows 7 ultimate, can i return my laptop back to it's factory state (windows 7 home premium 64 bits) with the recovery dvds i made after buying the laptop?

A:Will it return back to factory state?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by destany


I am planning to upgrade my windows 7 home premium 64 bits to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. Here is my question. After upgrading to windows 7 ultimate, can i return my laptop back to it's factory state (windows 7 home premium 64 bits) with the recovery dvds i made after buying the laptop?


Yes, you can.

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When I bought my HP PC 3-4 years ago it came with Windows 7 for sure, Home Premium version I believe. Because my wife was using it as her work PC they 'upgraded' it with their version of Ultimate Windows as well as other modifications as well to allow her to connect to their cloud and operate on their network. Since she has a new computer for work, I would now like to restore mine to its original state. I have the label with the Windows license keys. What is the best way for me to wipe it clean and get back to its original state? I never made a recovery CD, I never had Windows cds

Thank you

A:Restoring to original Factory state

You can do a clean install which would not include all the factory bloatware that came pre-installed.
This tutorial by gregrocker has everything needed including where to get the Win 7 installation ISO.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Read through it and see what you think.

If you want the original factory install including all the HP bloatware, you may need to tap F11 at bootup to see if the recovery partition still works.
You can also search this HP site for additional recovery help:
Search | HP? Support
I think you need to give more product info than "HP Pavilion DV6" to do a search...

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I have made a mistake and I am struggling to get out of this mess, I hope Shawn or someone who experienced this problem can help me out.
I was doing the Factory state recovery using Alt+F10 while booting in my Acer Aspire laptop, everything was fine until the "Acer Launch" window appeared. The last process Install eRecovery solution is not completing. The AL window just sitting in the middle of the screen and couldn't be moved. I tried to disable it from startup, msconfig window vanishes behind the Acer Launch window.
I think the cause of this problem is I forgot to create the 2nd(D: data) partition prior to starting the Recovery process.
My original set up was like this:
EISA hidden partition
C: system partition
D:data partition

I have deleted the D: partition and extended the C partition
I have created Recovery disc but I don't have Vista installation DVD as my machine is OEM version of Vista on it. I do have an Anytime upgrade DVD which came with the laptop when I bought.
Could you please let me know any solution to get my Vista back.

A:Problems with Factory state Recovery

Hi Brummyfan,

You say you have created the recovery Disc - by this do you mean the Acer recovery media that allows you to remove the data partition - normally two DVDs.

If you have the Acer media you should be able to insert the first disk into the machine and boot the system - No need for F10, just any key you need to boot from DVD - this should then restore to factory defaults.

Obviously this will overwrite everything on the system and so you need to ensure you have anything you need backed up

If you have removed the recovery partition and the discs do not work if you contact Acer you should be able to obtain discs, although they may charge a handling fee for shipment

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Hi ya'll.
I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition.
Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed (roughly 95 GB), I shrunk my C drive by 100 gig and created a secondary partition, and just moved my files there.
Now, if I remember correctly, unlike windows disc-installation, it will not let me choose which drive to format and install the new OS on, it'll just delete everything and restore it to the state it was in when I first got it.

Since both drives are on the same HDD, will it actually be deleted? (the secondary drive).
If yes, what can I do to "tell it" not to touch that drive?


System:

Inspiron 15 3537I5-4200U6GB DDR31TB 5400RPMAMD RADEON(TM) HD 8670M 2GB DDR3


Thanks!

A:Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting sec

From what I understand of the Dell Factory Reset it will erase the entire hard drive to the exact same state as when you got it. Can you not borrow an external hard drive from someone temporarily?

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I just received a second-hand system and I am wondering if I can reset it to factory condition, before passing it on, retaining Windows, but removing all the former user's files and tweaks, file by file. System info is below. On my Acer this was a simple keyboard command, but I have not been able to find a command for this Dell.

Thanks.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model OptiPlex GX260
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2391 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A05, 2/26/2003
 

A:Returning Dell Computer to Factory State

You might contact Dell and see if you can get a set of recovery disks from them. You will need your model number and the service tag number on the machine. If this is a desk top the service tag is probably behind the door on the front where the USB ports are.
Vicks
 

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My wife has told me that she started her laptop the other day and was greeted by a BSOD, and then it restarted telling her it was "reinstalling." When I checked the computer, it looks to me like the system recovery spontaneously restored the computer to the factory state (7 or 8 year-old laptop), and I was unable to find any of her data. I did unhide system files, and I was not able to find anything that resembled a folder where old data might have been migrated to. She has a new laptop, but I was slow in transferring her stuff (technical issues with Windows transfer tool), and there isn't a backup (yes, I know better - but I'm not very good at implementation). Does anyone know of a way to recover the lost data so I can transfer it to the new laptop?

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Hi All,

My Compaq laptop keeps restarting. I tried to format the hard drive and set it back to factory state but immediately after the operating system finishes to install, it says Windows has recovered from... and it restarts from time to time.

I have attached a dump file using the SF Diagnostic Tool.

Please help.

A:BSOD immediately after formatting to factory state

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Helpline


Hi All,

My Compaq laptop keeps restarting. I tried to format the hard drive and set it back to factory state but immediately after the operating system finishes to install, it says Windows has recovered from... and it restarts from time to time.

I have attached a dump file using the SF Diagnostic Tool.

Please help.


Hello there!

Seems like the error might be hardware related i.e. L1 cache error or an out-dated BIOS version. Make sure you apply all the Windows update including SP1. Please run the following CPU stress test.

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95
Intel CPU - Diagnose

Also update the BIOS to latest version. Check this article http://captaindbg.com/bug-check-0x12...-troubleshoot/ for more information on Bugcheck.

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR LOG:


Code:
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Common Platform Error Record @ 85c79024
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Record Id : 01cf39d35f495d84
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 3/7/2014 7:03:45 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000002 PreviousError

===============================================================================
Section 0 : Processor Generic
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I've factory reset my P51 using the Windows 10 reset feature, opting to delete all files. As soon as I've got to the point where I have a desktop, I get an error about PWMTR64V.dll specified module not being found. As well as this when I right click on the desktop I get a spinning icon. It's not a great experience for what I was hoping would be a factory reset. Clearly the usual hilarious lenovo software is here trying to ruin my life. From googling I can probably try to fix these but I honestly have better things to do than to fight with lenovo software. Just wondering if there is a way to get a cleaner reset that doesn't involve lenovo ramming more value detracting software down my throat? Obviously I can opt to install afresh but then there is the usual fight with trying to re-license windows etc.

A:Is there a way to properly factory reset to a working state

Hi,
 
In regards to the PWM error.  It happens when you reset Windows 10.  The below article will help you fix that error.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Vantage-Knowledge-Base/RunDLL-error-message-about-PWMTR64V-dll/t...

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I've factory reset my P51 using the Windows 10 reset feature, opting to delete all files. As soon as I've got to the point where I have a desktop, I get an error about PWMTR64V.dll specified module not being found. As well as this when I right click on the desktop I get a spinning icon. It's not a great experience for what I was hoping would be a factory reset. Clearly the usual hilarious lenovo software is here trying to ruin my life. From googling I can probably try to fix these but I honestly have better things to do than to fight with lenovo software. Just wondering if there is a way to get a cleaner reset that doesn't involve lenovo ramming more value detracting software down my throat? Obviously I can opt to install afresh but then there is the usual fight with trying to re-license windows etc.

A:Is there a way to properly factory reset to a working state

Hi,
 
In regards to the PWM error.  It happens when you reset Windows 10.  The below article will help you fix that error.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Vantage-Knowledge-Base/RunDLL-error-message-about-PWMTR64V-dll/t...

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Hello. I bought it some days ago.
A friend of my make it from Windows 10 Home to Windows Pro without asking me first!

How can i make it again Geniune as it was, Windows 10 Home???
It is now asking for activation

I tryed to reset my laptop to factory default, to make it like the first day i bought it, to be again with Windows 10 Home but i counldn't make it.
I press 0 when i open the laptop, i saw the menu but when i try to make it, it was asking me to put a usb stick with image.
Image used to be in a secret partition of the laptop. Isn't it? How can i reset it if there isn't an other way to make it again Windows 10 Home?
Thanks a lot.
Regards, Matina

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I have an ASUS laptop that has started running slow even tho I have run cleaners and virus scans etc. I don't have anything on there that I am concerned about losing. (Pictures, downloads etc.) I have decided I want to wipe the computer clean except for the Windows 7 operating system. I have burned a Windows 7 repair disk,. but have no other disks that came with it. I do have the product key for the OS.
How do I wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows 7?

I do have a good link to a torrent of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit addition. Which I assume I need to download and burn to disk???
From there,. what do I do to format my laptop to it's original factory state or with just the Windows 7 OS?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

A:Restoring my laptop to original factory state.

Hello StarvingArtist , Welcome to the Forums , on page 12 of the manual for your computer are directions for restoring your computer. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download K40IJ scroll down to manual Version E4564 use Global link.. unzip it.. by extracting all. open with adobe. and on page 12 is how to restore computer.
Let us know if you have any issues doing this.. but.. do not use a Utorrent ISO ..

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I have a Lenovo T460S TYPE 20FA SDN300. It has a Samsng OPAL Drive. Where i can find a tool to Can you restore an Opal drive to its default factory state? i guess its called PSID revert? this drive is not assessable and all i need is to reset it back to the factory state.

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My laptop came with win 7 x64 already loaded, but had a huge(334G)D: partition on it. That seems to be what is preventing me from making the disk set. At least that is what the error message says.
DO I need to just scroll the forums, and delete and then find that 334 space?
I will keep on reading for the clean win 7 install threads, but any comments pro or con welcome.

A:Cannot create factory state disk on asus laptop.

Is this what you are looking for.
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have a bit of a quandary.

I am going to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview, so before doing so I backed up Windows 7 as a system image to my external hard drive. In doing so, I forgot that a system image includes all the files on the drive, which means it backed up about 700 GB worth of data. That's OK except I already had those files backed up individually, so now my external drive is basically out of space for future use.

Instead, what I'd like to do, is do a system image of factory state without having to lose the files already on my drive. Is that possible?

I could always go back to factory condition, and save the system image, but then I'd have to re-add all my programs and files after I get the Windows 8 upgrade completed. I'd rather not have to do that unless it's an emergency.

Anyone know of a way I can create a system image of the Windows 7 factory state? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows System Image (factory state) Backup

I'd consider using Macrium Reflect free edition. I'm guessing your computer has a hidden recovery partition on the C: drive containing the factory settings. Macrium would let you select just that partition for imaging. Also a tutorial on how to use Macrium.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Macrium Version 5.0 - Tutorial update

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Okay, so sorry, im a total newb at this.

I seem to be bad luck for any computer I touch. I just got a new laptop at the end of last summer, and since then I have been having a bunch of problems. I have been able to solve them all up until now. I have no clue what's wrong, and stupid me, I never backed it up so anyway, currently my computer won't go on the internet (doesn't think it has a wifi card installed) won't play audio (doesn't think it has speakers--haunt tried plugging in external ones, but my guess is it would work fine) won't open any Microsoft office programs or files (no clue why) won't recognize my external hard drive, or flash drive, or any USB device. And the list goes on. Basically, I'm giving up and wanna just wipe the whole thing, restore it to factory state, and start over. Oh yea, and did I mention that it been partitioned like 7 times because I gave it to my friend to install linux, and when it wasn't working, he just kept trying and ended up installing ubuntu over and over again in a new partition. Yea.

So anyway I really wanna back up all my stuff, but how can I do that 1: in a way that won't transfer the problem whatever it is, and 2:that I can do with only CDs. I'm running windows seven home premium 64bit

Any help on the backup, and any tips in general would be really appreciated. I am at the end of my role here and about to go crazy.

Sorry for the weird long crazy post. I'm just like about to lose it

A:Backing up computer in order to reset to factory state

Now I'm trying to back up my whole system using windows backup or whatever it is onto a disk, but it's been stuck on 25% backed up for 45 mins

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Hi,
 
If I use OEM recovery software such as Lenovo One Key Backup & Restore to restore my laptop to factory state will it wipe any logical drives.   Using disk partition software  I shrunk C and created a logical partition drive G where I store my data, C has the OS.   Will my partition G remain after recovering?
 
Thanks.

A:Restoring to Factory State and Logical Drives Question

Well...the damage may already have been done.
 
Any system relying on a recovery/backup mechasim...may also rely upon a hidden partition which the system manufacturer created...to effect the restore.  If that partition was deleted or damaged by you when you shrunk your Windows partition...any backup/restore mechanism may not work.  You would have to review the details of the Lenovo system to see.
 
FWIW:  You could just as easily created a new primary partition on your system.  The major difference between the two types is that you cannot boot Windows from a logical partition...bootable partitions are primary partitions and a hard drive can have up to 4 of those.  I don't mean to imply that all primary partitions are bootable (because they are not), but they have the capability of being made bootable and, therefore, suitable for installing Windows.
 
When a user creates logical partitions...they are subdivisions of the extended partition which is creazted .  To differentiate the primary from the extedned...diskmgmt will use a different color for the two.  I haven't used logical partitions in years so I may be all wrong about these things.
 
I believe that...because a logical drive/partition...is part of an Extended Partition (by definition)...that you cannot remove the primary partition without first removing the Extended partition.  The "extended partition"
 
http://www.ntfs.com/logdrives.htm
 
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Restore won’t restore auto-generated system states. (I was able to restore a system state I backed up.) The restore process seems to be working. But at the end of the process, I get a message that the restore could not be done and that nothing was changed. Any ideas on why I can’t restore system states generated by the WinXP OS?
 

A:Restore wonÂ’t restore system state

they may have become corrupted
turn the restore feature off and then on again
 

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Now I can't restore the backup. My backup is on an external drive however when I try to restore it and only sees today's backup.






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Are you using file history?
Does it displays any error message?
Have you restored the current backup?
Was your data present there?

Yes, I also tried rebooting to restore, Macium Reflect, AOMEI
No error message, just does not display and file to resore
Never tried to restore ever
Here is what shows on the Seagate backup drive
When the update shut my computer down it asked if I wanted to complete a backup 1st so I did. Here is what it shows on the drive that completed the backup.

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I am attempting to restore my 3 year old HP desktop back to factory condition. My question is my computer shipped with vista and I later upgraded to windows 7. Will recovering the computer to original factory condition roll me back to vista and delete windows 7?

Thank You

A:Question about system recovery back to factory shipped state

There's a good chance Recovery will not run from it's partition after upgrading to Win7 so if you want the bloated factory install you'd then need the Recovery Disks which you made when you set up Vista or order from HP: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Then you'd need to run an inferior in-place Upgrade from Vista which is a lot of trouble to restore the worst load of factory bloatware in the industry.

However if you have a Win7 Upgrade DVD you can use it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a superior install of just the OS without the sponsored crapware and useless HP utilities which have much better versions built into Win7. Everything you need is in the blue link.

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Hi ya'll.

I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition.
Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed (roughly 95 GB), I shrunk my C drive by 100 gig and created a secondary partition, and just moved my files there.

Now, if I remember correctly, unlike windows disc-installation, it won't let me choose which drive to format and install the new OS on, it'll just delete everything and restore it to the state it was in when I first got it.


Since both drives are on the same HDD, will it actually be deleted? (the secondary drive).
If yes, what can I do to "tell it" not to touch that drive?


System:
Inspiron 15 3537
I5-4200U
6GB DDR3
1TB 5400RPM
AMD RADEON(TM) HD 8670M 2GB DDR3


Thanks!

A:Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Let's back up a minute. Your Recovery Partition is already a second partition. Did you create a 3rd and does it have a new drive letter?

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Hello people.

I'm new to this so please bear with me.
Okay so I'll give a brief explanation of what's going on.
So a couple of years ago I gave my old computer(HP Pavillion p2 Series /with Windows 7 home) to my younger siblings, because I moved and got a new computer for school. I put a secure Anti-Virus on the computer when I had it and never had a problem with it, but knowing my family they some how got it swarming with Viruses and Spyware...

My first option was to restore it to a date when I still had it, but it would only give me about 5 days ago with checking the "Show more dates" which I have never seen before. Now I know the "basics" of getting a virus off a computer, but if you guys saw this thing..
After that failed I was going to just try and simply delete everything on the computer with a Factory Default Restore. After getting into the System Recovery page, I tried to do the step by step thing it asked. I don't care to much about saving anything on it. (besides Windows of course) And it led to an option with deleting everything and restoring to a image or something? I've never heard of that but then again I'm not experienced with Windows or Computers in general. So I tried that and it was about to start it when an "error 0xe0ef000d" came up, pretty much saying it doesn't have an image to restore to.

With not having any disc's that the computer came with, I am wondering if the option of Restoring to Factory Default is still valid f... Read more

A:Factory Restore not working, error 0xe0ef000d, Image Restore?

That error means it cannot create a directory or one it is looking for does not exist, sounds like it is having problems writing or reading to the hard drive.

Did you run the extended hard drive tests?

Is it a seagate or western digital disk? How old is pc? Was it shipped with vista or win7?

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How can I retrieve all of my files ie.(video, music and word documents) in Windows Xp Home after I performed a system restore taking it back to the default factory preset of the entire OS?

A:Restore memory after perfoming a system restore to factory presets

if you did the factory restore, your files are typically erased...

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Well i have a gateway computer and windows 7 i have lost the cd and i have no access to the admin account since i have forgot the password so im on a standard user account and i need to do a system restore.
 

A:System Restore/Restore to factory settings without admin access.

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Hi to all !!

I need help, i have a network printer "PANASONIC KXP7110" and when i was installing i assigned an IP, Password to manage the web tool printer, etc. But i need to change its IP and i don't remenber the password to access the printer, and when a try to restore to factory factory default isasking me for the password.

Somebody could tell me how to restore to factory default in another way o if i'm doing wrong.
 

A:I can't Restore KXP7110 network printer to factory restore

Hi

if you set a password and you cant remember it chances are your stuffed, your best bet would be to contact panasonic and ask them for a method, it may mean opening the printer and removing something at a guess.
 

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