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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,
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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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?

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Upgraded to windows 10 from pre installed 8.1 about 1 year ago,now what to go back to windows 8.1 but can't do factory reset to get rid of windows 10 please please can anyone help 

A:Factory reset

wendy1358 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!If that is not bad enough, the Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media. To see if there is Recovery Media available for your PC, I will need the detailed product number:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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So I've purchased a new laptop that has never performed well. HP wants to do a remote wipe & factory reset. I need to save all my files, bookmarks, settings, etc. before we do this. Feel free to talk to me like I don't know what I'm doing, because essentially I don't. How do I back up everything necessary before we wipe this computer clean?
I have an external hard drive available for all the files, pictures, music... but I've never had to back up settings/bookmarks/etc.
If I'm asking a rather involved question or if there's a tutorial or previous post on this topic that I missed, please let me know.
And thank you in advance.

A:To-do before factory reset???

Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, HighCountry.

You have the right idea to back up all important files.

Do you sign into your computer with a MS account? If so, all settings, apps, and Start Screen arrangement will be saved and should be restored upon boot.

So far as Firefox, you may want to post that question here: Firefox

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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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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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I'm having issues with a MSI CR 600 with windows 7, I saved all my photos and files that I wanted to keep. I then proceeded to do a factory reset and the counter is still counting at just over 600 minutes. I don't have a boot disk for it, I'm just wondering if it normally takes this long or longer? Any help would be appreciated.

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I am gonna cut to the chase:
i have clean installed windows 7, updated Bios, my bios boot configuration are reset, i have asus k55a and an OEM recover parition and after the clean install i can`t use f9 (as it shown in this site ) and i can`t use my oem parition i am sure it`s there as show in the screenshot so can anyone help me? i need factory reset because my warranty has expired lol
Thanks in advance

A:I want to factory reset!

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i need factory reset because my warranty has expired lol


If warranty is already expired, why do you need a factory recovery ? ( when everybody usually want a clean install ). I am at a loss here.

In a MBR partitioned disk, giving OEM Recovery partition the "Active" mark can be used to kick start the recovery process. However GPT partition scheme changes everything and this old trick won't work anymore. If the installation image inside the "Recovery" partition is in "WIM" format, you may be able to manually restore the OS from it.

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i want to make a factory reset to my laptop, it is a Pavilion g6 model A1Z92UA#ABC, so I made a partition to the hard disk I know I can make a factory reset. how I could resolve that problem?

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Im trying to reset my computer so my son can have it.  I have pushed F11 and tapped F11 to no avail.  Not sure how to get passwords off so he can just have computer like brand new.  Please help.  Thanks.

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Hey everyone. Just need to know how to reset my lenovo 100s ideapad. Brand new and decided to not take the password I put in initially. I've tried control alt delete. Holding down the power button. Can't figure it out and everyone wants $100 to tell me...
 

A:Factory reset!

What's the complete model number of that laptop?
What's the exact serial number on it?
What country was it purchased in?

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/

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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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Help..   I don't know why it won't  can u guide me through g this please

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Hi everyone,
 
I have had to do a factory reset on my PC, My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.                                     PROCESSOR: AMD E 350 PROCESSOR 1.60 GHZ
RAM: 4.00 GB (350 USABLE)
SYSTEM TYPE: 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
 
I would like ALL FREE software to help me stay safe and clean and yes I know common sense will help me safe and clean.
 
At the moment I have Bitdefender Antivirus FREE installed and I would like to know if I could also add the following:
 
1. Malwarebytes FREE Antimalware?
 
2. CCleaner?
 
3. Add Block Plus?
 
4. Heimdal Free (Heimdal Free is a program that scans your computer for outdated and possibly vulnerable programs and automatically updates them to the latest version for you.)
 
5. Last but not least FREE SpywareBlaster?
 
Thank you in advance for your help, advice and comments, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  

A:Factory Reset

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free: Certainly yes. MBAM Free is an effective on-demand scanner and also adept at removing malware. Just remember to run a scan regularly, as the free version do not offer real-time protection and automatic scanning.2. CCleaner: Yes. Don't use the Registry Cleaner option, though.3. Adblock Plus: Yes. If you use Chrome however then I recommend uBlock, which is less resource intensive than Adblock Plus.4. Heimdal Free: I prefer Secunia PSI, as Secunia scans everything - Heimdal doesn't.5. SpywareBlaster Free: Yes.Hope this helps Regards,Alex

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Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!

A:Want to factory reset PC without CDs.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Oneiroi


Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!



Ask your father for the Windows 7 DVD's.

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Hi my brothers "Dell XPS L502X" laptop needs putting back to factory reset

ive backed everything up

So can someone please tell me how to get back to factory reset please.
 

A:Factory reset

See if this will help you out.

http://www.dell.com/support/trouble.../ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_362066
 

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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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I have windows vista home and recently crashed and lost everything.....
I am trying to reset my pc to factory settings and like i said i lost everything....including restore points!
I have heard that their is a "ghost image" to load from the drive that restores it to factory but cant find any instructions on how to get to it.
Thanks for any help.

A:Factory reset.............

Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

If this does not work. Give me the model of your computer and I will help.

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Hi all! My son has a HP G72 Notebook PC

Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
Processor: Intel Core i3
Installed memory: 4.00 GB with 3.8 usable
System type: 64-bit

He is asking for this to be restored to "right out of the box" condition. Is this possible? Can someone please walk me through the steps?

Thank you in advance!

~Karol
 

A:HP G72 Factory Reset

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I just reset my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop to factory reset which I have never tried before.  Everything seem to go without a hitch, but when I looked to see if the Product Key was entered, as I was never ask about it during the factory reset.  I noticed the product key that was installed was not the same as the product key printed on the bottom of the laptop.  Could you please tell me if this is okay, that it will work alright?  I tried to get information on YouTube (I?m a complete novice with computers) and I notice there was a lot of videos on how the change the product key, will I have to change the product key that was installed to the one stamped on the bottom of my laptop.  And advice would be really appreciated.

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I tried the factory reset from Recovery Manager and after the first reboot the screen turned black with the error message "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drive that don't contain an operating system . Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". I have tried many things to recover it but nothing works including the 3 recovery discs created when the computer was new. Win 10 was running at the moment of the failed reset. Can anyone help me on this matter?

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I can't factory reset my laptop because:-there is no recovery in my Program Files;-Using Recovery it asks me for a disk ( don't have one);-Using F8 (not F11) I can access the recovery but there is no sixth option;-I dont have an USB either.Please help!

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I was factory resetting my PC because I downloaded some stuff that probably gave me malware because adds we're popping up from nowhere all over my desktop. Then all of a sudden, half way through the reset, it stopped. I tried continuing on my PC or I just restarted it I don't fully remember. But when my PC was on, It wouldn't pass the Acer start splash. Now it won't restarting and still won't pass the splash... Does anyone know who I can fix this?
 

A:Factory Reset

Was this machine upgrade from Windows 7 to 10?
 

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Hello. I recently bought a used computer for my sons. I need to do a factory reset in order for it to be back at "out of the box" settings. I would really appreciate any and all help.

The computer is an HP Pavilion PC and Monitor in one.
1.5 GHz AMD Athlon Dual-Core Processor
2GB (2x1GB) RAM
320GB SATA Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
18.5" LCD Display
Integrated WebCam and Microphone
802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

THANK YOU!!!!
 

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Hey there,
 
Sorry if this is the wrong section, but I'm using a lenovo Z50 and it's been running really slow so I decided to do a factory reset. I'm at the point were It's just starting up, saying "Welcome" then restarting. Any suggestions?
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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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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