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Factory reset from Bios? Reset without being able to login!

Q: Factory reset from Bios? Reset without being able to login!

Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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Preferred Solution: Factory reset from Bios? Reset without being able to login!

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I have a dell inspiron 15, and recently it had been getting the blue screen. I went to the dellsafe to resore the computer to the way it was when I first got it. But when it came up to the login screen all it shown was a blank profile picture and and empty username space and password. I tried putting in "Administrator" without a password and it comes up saying the account is inactive, please see system administrator.

A:Can't login after reset to factory settings.

Sounds like you let the reinstall go to sleep.

I would start afresh.

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So i factory reset the laptop and it didnt prompt me to set up a user or anything just loads
up and says log in as other user and i can't log in tried enabling administrator and guest accounts
With cammand prompt and that didn't work so im stumped don't know what to do. I also tried logging
In with microsoft account and that didn't work either. I called toshiba and all they would tell me
(without paying them that is) is that i can't login with microsoft account since i haven't set up an
Initial administrative account but wouldn't tell me how of course. So any suggestions or help would
Be greatly appreciated. Thank you! P.S I factory reset because of a virus so I figured I should clear
The whole thing....big mistake i guess thank you again.

A:Can't login to Windows after factory reset on laptop

A factory Reset and it does not take you through setting up a user account?? strange...

Did it go through setting up devices and such?? and where are you at when the pc is up?? Login screen??

Can you post a pic of where you are now stuck at???

You can also try holding CTRL+SHIFT+F3 that should cause the PC to reboot in Audit Mode

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okk here it goes.. i have a emchine laptop with a factory reset option.. so ive reset it a few times.. trying to keep it at a good running speed.. the last time i factory reset my laptop,, it stoped 3/4s the way through.. i restarted it ( its happened once or twice before. and normally would have continued . well now it wont let me in to the administrator and i cant do anything.. is there not away to reset it without disk.. ohh my laptop doesnt have a cd tray.. or maybe windows has a default password...????? i have my secial number .. ive tried typing admin.. i never had passwords before...
 

A:factory reset failure cant login to admin please helppp

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Sony Vaio running Vista Home Premium. Was having some issues so decided to restore complete system from recovery discs. Got a licensing error the MS couldn't fix and suggested to restore system again. Did and it booted up fine, then shut down with "no operating system found" error. Went into bios and no hard drive. Can't even try another system restore from recovery disc because I get an error of insufficient room on the c drive.

What the hell have I done and what can I do, PLEASE???
dk
 

A:No HDD in Bios after factory reset

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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Hi

My friend asked me if I could set up his Router so that he could connect wirelessly. No problem, I said.

I ran IPCONFIG /ALL and discovered that the Default Gateway was 192.168.2.1

Then I hit a brick wall.

No default passwords seemed to work, so I assumed one of his friends had set an Administrator Password.

No problem, I said.

I called Orange (his ISP) and they gave me the Broadband Username and Password.

I then RESET the Router.

Sure enough, there was now no Internet Connection which leads me to believe that the Router had been reset.

BUT!! I STILL cannot login using admin which is what the default password should be according to

http://freeola.com/support/dns-hitachi.html

Now, 2 thoughts are in my head (The Router was NOT supplied by his ISP btw, nor can he remember which ISP, if any, it was originally supplied by)

1. The default password is different than the default found on that link
2. An Administrator Password change affected earlier in its life has somehow become immune to a Reset using a paperclip!

HELP! lol

I have had to loan him my Netgear DG834G btw (which, btw, set up to the Internet with no problems whatsoever when given the BB UN / PW)
 

A:Solved: Cannot login to Hitachi A261-431245R Router even after factory Reset!

The Hatachi setup guide I found shows default password after reset is 0000.
http://freeola.com/support/connections-adsl-hitachi.html
 

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My desktop Dell is Windows 7 Professional. I am complete computer beginner. During setup try, screen "disappeared" before I could write down my login password, etc. No Start Button, Start Menu, or taskbar will appear. I can't advance beyond screen requesting my forgotten password. Can't log on. Please...can anyone help?

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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so, i have a 6530B that i got from a relative, and i must say, it is extremly difficult to work with... I want to do a factory restore, and to do so i need to get through the bios admin password. I cant even boot from a USB to do a fresh install... Would it be easier to have HP support help me with the bios password, or should i just put in a new HD and do a fresh install, using another pc as a surrogate for the install(cant get past bios on tis one)? from what ive read spending the day trying to find a way around the password, that there really is no workaround... Kind of obnoxious... but its a business machine so makes sense...

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Hi there!

My Wife recently broke her laptop screen and not wanting to replace it as she wanted a new laptop, I'm selling it.

The laptop works fine under Vista, connected to my little LCD TV using the VGA out, however I want to sell the laptop factory restored and then free space 7 pass - wipe the HDD.

My problem is that if I try to restore the laptop using the HP software, which restarts the laptop to dos, I get no VGA out. I only get VGA out when Vista loads, thus preventing me seeing anything of the BIOS screens or command prompts/restore software's input fields under Restore, so basically I cannot actually use restore, and cannot access BIOS to perhaps force the VGA out if at all possible.

I feel this is a chicken and egg situation and don't have any knowledge of how to circumvent this if it is at all possible.

I would be sooooo grateful if someone knows what, if anything, can be done to force the VGA out perhaps using windows before hitting restore which would shut down the laptop and reboot with VGA output thus allowing me to see what I'm doing on the TV whilst carrying out the reset. I could always use the HP forums and tech support too I guess!

The laptop is a HP 6720s running Vista Home Basic. Sorry, but I'm not sure of the BIOS version!
Many thanks,

Stu.
 

A:Laptop Screen Broken. Need VGA out in Bios to Factory Reset Prior to Sale,

Sorry to bump, but I'm guessing this is as much a problem to folks as I thought it was going to be!

Anyone???
 

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i forgot bios password please help ACER Aspire ZC-606

A:reset BIOS ACER Aspire ZC-606hie how to reset BIOS...

You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support




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i forgot bios password please help ACER Aspire ZC-606

A:reset BIOS ACER Aspire ZC-606hie how to reset BIOS...

You would need to send the system to a service center to have a forgotten BIOS password removed. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue.
Acer Service and Support



Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I reset the bios in the bios setup, and after reboot I can't accept the screen that asks if if it can reset the fingerprint scanner (F1 to accept of F2 to deny). I have tried to reboot and also get back into the bios but all options lead to that particular reset fingerprint question 

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hi,
i had the system switch off. and unplugged. in the morning when i plug it back in, it comes up with an error in the bios, the date/time etc... is not set. i had to go in and set the time again, once it is set, it bootup fine, until it get's to the window's and it keep resetting itself.

anyone have any suggestion to why the bios got reset? the battery is dead?

right now i'm trying to get into safe mode to disable the "automatically restart" so i can see if the window reset is cause by the blue-screen-of-death.
 

A:bios setting got reset, winxp keep reset?help plz

I'm betting that you have a bad CMOS battery...
 

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How I ResetHP 15 ac156tx bios password Reset













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A:How I Reset ac156tx bios password reset

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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hi all
have been trying to factory reset a dell xps210
with vista as op sys
when get to final stage and authorise it say
Access to \tools\dp.sc was denied
any help to get reset grateully accepted

A:cannot factory reset

If you bought the computer with Vista and upgraded to Windows 7, that restore partition may be history.

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If I did a factory reset on my laptop (which had Windows 8 when I purchased it recently) would it go back to Windows 8 or am I stuck with Windows 10?

A:Factory reset

Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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I have 2 laptops. I have Microsoft acct., verizon is my provider. One laptop is 17" and the other is 15". I would like to "Factory reset the 15" and have this one different from the other one. Can I do this without deleting all my data from the system?
 

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How to factory reset to my laptop.
Windows Hang, BSOD Errors, Display Problem at once..
Laptop-Toshiba c640

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I have a Dell Inspirion N5110 that I received from my son-in-law that I would like to re-set to "new factory" and have everything that is on the computer erased. I don't want to have his personal files on the computer, not my business to snoop. The computer came with windows 7 home premium installed. I have since added SP1 to it. Is there some way to use the original factory image that I downloaded from Dell to do so that would included the SP1 pack? Would creating another image work? I have a complete back up of the computer.
Thanks
Rick 

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Hi all,
 
Please i need help to recover apps that came with G50-45 laptop.
My system was running so slow so i decided to set to factory without knowing i would lose apps that came with it when i bought it.
is there anyway i can get those back, especially evernote and onekey recovery?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 













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A:G50-45 - Factory Reset

Hi azanene , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
How did you perform the factory reset? 
About OKR (page 26), usually turning off the machine and pressing the Novo Button (item 2 page 9) to turn on.
OKR menu would offer System Recovery from initial backup that would restore also same preloaded factory application similarly installed using a factory imager. 
 
About one note , it is installed on Windows as feature when you log in your microsoft account .
Microsoft store would likewise offer same Lenovo apps using the keyword lenovo.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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How do I factory reset

A:Reset factory

Hi,What is your computer and its Operating system ? Did you downgrade/upgrade your machine ? To help us answer question quicker, please read this:   http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/bd-p/HelloRegards.

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Hi ,I tried to do a reset of sons notebook ,got to 54% then said there was a problem so  to cancel . Kept trying and eventually got the following message . The followibg configuration change was requested for this computers TPM .Clear TPM Press F1 to accept or F2 to reject . I have tried both and cant get past the hp logo at start .  Can anyone help or do I need to take it to shop .  

A:factory reset

Hi,If you desire, you can clean install Windows 10 Home edition in your Stream notebook, using Microsoft windows media creation tool by creating bootable installation USB.Stream is a budget notebook with very low storage capacity and hardware components. Recovery may fail due to not enough storage capacity and memory.You could try clean install. Windows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internethttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlAdditional drivers, you can download from your HP support page.RegardsVisruth

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hiya trying to factory reset a 2nd hand mackine but when i start the processb keep getting a message saying i m running on battery power and need to be connected to a 240v mains system even tho its all plugged in to the mains anyone got any ideas plz

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Is it possible to factory reset my HP stream notebook from home? And if so, how would I go along by doing so?

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So I was given a hp stream from a family member and went to factory reset and all goes well until about the 50 percent mark, it then tells me a error has occurred.I have tried doing this several times and still says the same thing, please Help!!

A:Factory reset

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make your own plain W10 installation media and use that to clean install W10. Use the Media Creation Tool from the link below. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Then install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support and driver page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Stream-11-y000-Laptop-PC/12499227/model/12716818

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Would like to refresh my windows 8 laptop to factory settings, I have tried the "remove everything and reinstall windows 8" but an error message says that I am missing files. I would like a solution to this problem or another way to restore my laptop to factory settings.

A:Need help with a factory reset.

You need to post the make and model of this computer.

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I have acquired a Lenovo ideapad Win 8 from my son which I would like to restore to factory settings. He does not remember ever having a recovery disc. Is there a way without one?

A:Factory reset Win 8

Run the Lenovo One Key Recovery: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077084

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About a year ago I gave this computer to my son who was about to start school, now that i have it it is filled with viruses and i cant remember the administrators password. the email i have registered to the computer is no longer available, is there a way for me to factory reset my computer?

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HIMy presario CQ62 became too slow for firefox an youtube. I believe i have to reset it to factory set.So I burnt a  recovery DVD . When i run recovery manager to reset to factory set  the PC does not boot on it. What should i do?Thanks for help.regards 

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Problem started a few months ago with message imminent Hard Drive failure.I have swapped out the factory installed Seagate 500GB Hd for a WD 1TB HD and also bought recovery discs from the link on the HP website.To date I am getting anything ranging from error code: 0xe0ef000e to hard drive of the computer is smaller than the original shipped HD. The recovery process cannot continue.Several times have got to a point where I seem to be making progress but then after numerous prompts to insert the recovery discs and supplementary discs it throws the disc out.All I'm trying to do is take the desktop back to square one with bigger storage space.please help

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Hi everyone. I have had an Hp G60t-200 laptop for about 5 years and I want to do a factory reset. I have way too much stuff on it and would like to just start out with a clean slate again.

There is a problem. It orgionally came with windows vista pre-installed without the OS disks. I got the Windows 7 upgrade disks when windows 7 came out. I do not have the full version of Windows 7 OS nor do I have the Vista disks, which I don't think would be much help anyway.

My version of Windows is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Service Pack 1. I do have all the partitions in the recovery drive, but I'm not sure if they can help. Also I never made a system image at the time, because I was like 10. I do have a system recovery disk, but so far they have been no help. I do not want to keep any of the files and I have backed up all the important files, pictures, videos, etc...

Please help. None of the forums I have gone to had a solution. Thanks.

A:Need help with factory reset.

You can download the ISO of windows 7 OS - bit version you have and burn to a disc. Then do a clean install with that. Making sure to use current Product Key. If you can't find it, use Belarc to show you.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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up graded from windows 7 to windows 10.  notebook was updating window 10 and during the update restarted and never came back on.  tried to recover from the f11 key and got nothing what can i  do. how can i obtain a recovery disk for this notebook.  been to the websight but was never able to get the help i needed.  any information or tip would be deeply apprecaited.  system didn't come with a recovery disk respectfully,

A:FACTORY RESET

Well, the system did come with a Recovery option, but since the Windows 10 up grade it probably will not longer function with the F11 key.  The one option is to do a Windows 10 reset or a clean reinstall using the Windows 10 Download tool

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I have dv7 7270ca notebook, originally came with Windows 8.Have HP System Recovery disks(kit).After I do reset, will system upgrade back to current Windows 10 OPS?Any other things I should be aware of.ThanksEdgar

A:Factory Reset

Hello @EddyTHEeagle Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. No, if your recovery kit is for Winows 8, the system will not upgrade again to Windows 10. If you want Windows 10 you need to install it manually on your own.Which one do you prefer - Win 8 or Win 10 ?

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Hi, Can anyone tell me how to factory reset a Aspire F5-571-320G? Neighbour has not got a system image and need a clean slate after removing ransomware. TIA Kevin

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I'm trying g to factory  reset my HP laptop  and it not let me do it can some one tell me how to do it 

A:Factory reset

Shipman,Without describing your product details: model name, product number, pre installed operating system, no one can help you.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108Tap f11 as soon as you power on laptop and it'll let you enter Recovery partition in hard drive. Do a factory reset from there.If you've upgraded OS or if your hard drive failed/recovery partition is corrupt, recovery partition won't work.You might need to boot from recovery discs/USB to factory reset in this case (assuming you already created recovery media after first setup of this laptop).Else, you've to order recovery USB for your model from HP in your region.RegardsVisruth

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I have an old hp pavilion and I am locked out of it. How do I just rest the whole computer since I can't even get in
 

A:how to do a factory reset

What please do you mean by locked out
Locked out because of a password issue or locked out - it will not boot or if it does will not load windows
 

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(second request)
I seem to have lost the ability to perform a factory reset on my compaq 5000. When I insert the Compaq Recovery CD and restart the PC, it goes to the blue screen with the five options, however, option 4 (factory reset) is stating that I need to have the Recovery CD in order to do that...yet the CD is already in the drive. The CD drive is working just fine...thank You.
 

A:No More Factory Reset

Maybe you installed a new CD/DVD drive. The CD should be in the first optical drive.
 

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I was Givin a 2002 Dell inspiron 6000 Microsoft Windows XP tonight from a friend and I need to factory reset it but no matter what I have done, tryed, or looked up on the Internet I can't find anythin helpful.... PLEASE HELP
 

A:factory reset

What is the model number and the service tag number on your Dell Inspiron.
Does it has already Windows XP in it that you want to reset.
 

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Hello,
Sorry if I'm in the wrong forum asking my question.
I recently ininherited a HP 8200 elite ultra slim desktop with 6gb SSD.
Question 1: how much storage is on 6GB SSD?
Most importantly how do I factory reset this PC?

My searched did not come up with anything from HP on how to factory reset this PC.

Please help.
Thanks in advanced.
 

A:factory reset

tenwen said:


how much storage is on 6GB SSD?Click to expand...

About 6 GigaBytes.

tenwen said:


how do I factory reset this PC?Click to expand...

Upon power on: Esc - F10 - will get you into the area. Details here.
 

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I have had a hard drive failure.  I have installed a new hard drive.  I would like to find and install the original software and operating system.  Where do I find it?  What is the procedure? Thanks!

A:Factory Reset

Is this a desktop or a laptop? Do you mean G71-340US?

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