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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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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...
 

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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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Deal All,

I need your kind assistance, we have a RICOH MP 2501SP copier machine, but since yesterday it asks for the username and password (please check the attached photo), could someone please tell me how to factory reset it? we don't have the right username and password.

Note: the recommended username (admin) and password (Blank) is not working

Thanking you all in advance.
 

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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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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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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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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




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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 i have a "Gericom 1st supersonic PCI E KN1 series laptop" and been having major problems with it,
i was just wondering if there was a factory reset button on it anywhere? and if so where?
 

A:Factory Reset?

you can do factory reset of the laptop, by disconnecting CMOS battery(while laptop turned off and if main battery and charger disconnected too) and reconnecting it again. if you wish to remove password you can try this procedure, but in 99% cases it won't help.
 

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HP has informed me I need to do a factory reset of my HP Pavilion LK8JHHPQ laptop. I've never done one before. Could someone provide the instructions for such an operation? If I'm not mistaken all the applications and programs that came with the system will be restored, is that right? I would only have to install any programs I've loaded myself, such as Word. I should save all the files I need before running the factory reset,  is that right? Thanks

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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 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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I'm hoping for a solution to what has slowly turned into a nightmare, laptop originally came with Windows 7, upgraded to Win 10 online using an outlook.com account as log in verification.

After a 6 week holiday I inadvertently entered the wrong outlook.com password too many times and consequently was locked out of Windows 10. After attempting all recovery options without success I was advised by Microsoft the only option is a factory reset.

Having copies of all files from my hard drive I Googled how to reset Toshiba to factory settings which looked simple enough, holding down Zero while turning on - wait for the beep and follow the instructions, unfortunately after the beep Windows continues to load.

It would appear the factory reset data has been overwritten or is not applicable for Win 10.

Further Googling and the best suggestion I can find is to buy the reset media from Toshiba, unfortunately it seems they only supply that media up to Windows 8.1.

I am at a loss what my next steps should be, it would seem only option is to buy a copy of Win 10 but before I go down that road thought I'd ask if anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

Tony

A:Win 10 Factory Reset

Try holding F12 during power up to show the boot device menu, then select "HDD Recovery".
This should take you to the Win10 Troubleshooting screen. Choose "Reset" or "Refresh".

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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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I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?

A:Factory reset

Yogi119 wrote:I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?Hi, Heres what you need to do. Use one of the following methods to open Windows Recovery Environment:Restart your computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly. The Choose an option screen opens.Click Start . While holding down the Shift key, click Power, then select Restart. Continue holding down the Shift key as the computer restarts, until the Choose an option screen opens.On the Choose an Option screen, click Troubleshoot.Figure : Clicking TroubleshootClick Reset this PC.Figure : Clicking Reset this PCIf you want to keep your personal files and customizations, click Keep my files, then click Reset. Your computer reinstalls the operating system and your computer restarts. You are done.If you want to remove all files, click Remove everything and continue to the next step.Figure : Keep my files and Remove everything optionsIf you only want to remove everything from the drive where Windows is installed, click Only the drive where Windows is installed. If you want to remove all files from the computer, click All drives.Figure : Remove everything from one drive or all drivesYou can fully clean the drive, so that no files are recoverable, or you can delete your files.Figure : Just remove my files or fully clean the drive optionsIf you want to delete your files, click Just remove my files.... Read more

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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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How do i factory reset without the disc?

A:Factory reset

Hi,Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.Please also check this:  http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/workstation/xw8400/HP_Backup_and_Recovery_Manager_User_Guid... Otherwise you need a Recovery set. Regards.

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Hi, I am factorey resetting my PC due to a virus. It is 98% complete and a message has appeared saying "there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\HarddiskVolume1" it gives me the option to cancel, try again, or continue however, the mouse doesn't work in this process and the keyboard won't work even though it is on as the light appears when I hit caps lock. Anyone know what I can do to fix this and get my PC reset. Thanks

A:Factory Reset

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I'm trying to reset my computer to factory settings. Advent 7113 Intel Celeron 1.73GHz. The supposed way to do this is to press f10 repeatedly on startup until a "preparing system restore" message appears. This does not happen for me however. A "edit boot options" option appears instead, and then a commant prompt. Am I pressing the wrong function key? How can I successfully restore to factory settings? Thanks in advance
 

A:Factory Reset Help

This is from the support site for your laptop:

Your Advent computer uses the latest recovery system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's original factory condition.

There are two ways to start the recovery:

Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.

In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.

The recovery will load and display a box with one option:

Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.

To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.

System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.

System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.

Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.

You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.

The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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Hello Everyone:I recently bought a laptop and decided to get my friend to set it up because I was to busy to do it my self. When I got it back I found that he had installed Windows 7 instead and partitioned the hard drive. I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 but now I am wondering if there is anyway to do reset it to factory defaults (with all the preloaded software and such)

A:Factory Reset

Since you did the free upgrade to Win 10 the computer would have been registed with Microsoft, hence just download the OS from Microsoft and the it should activate automatically.Alternatly:Since the computer is loaded with Win 7 which was not shipped with the computer, you need to get a Recovery Disc from HP and run Recovery.:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143

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trying to do a factory reset on my old dell dimension e520 and the only I am getting is command prompt window" x:\windows\system32>wpeinit" someone please help me because I really want and need to restore this computer.
 

A:trying to do a factory reset and cant

Dell restore disks are sold online. (Google for vendors.)

You will need the product key off the sticker on your Dell. The Dell site shows where to find those.
 

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I am putting my laptop up for sale.  I have removed all personal files.  How do I factory reset the laptop?

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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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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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iv just got a new laptop and my quistion is as follows if i run a factory reset on my new hp laptop is there risks with this ?thankyou kindly

A:factory reset

If everthing is working, then first make the Recovery disk set from the Recovery Manager.  That way if anything goes wrong, it can return the PC to factory settings install.  Once that is done, the entering the factory reset with F11 at start should not cause any trouble, but why would you want to do that if everything is working?

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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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I am a college student and I recently bought an Acer Aspire R11 Notebook and I am now having problems... My student data files are on a flash drive, I went to put it in last night and it wouldn't respond... I tried the flash drive in the computer at my school and I was able to see my files... Tonight I came home and I tried again and yet again it said "flash drive not responding". So I was going to factory reset the computer and googled how to do it. I have windows 8 so I have tiles like an iPhone. I clicked on the settings tile and it just stalled with the logo on the screen and will not open.. I have tried many times to open settings and just keeps stalling. I have 2 presentations due in a couple of days with no other way to do them. So please if you could help, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you
Cassandra Hill
 

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Product came with Windows 8.1 (not sure if 32 or 64 bit).  Am attempting recovery for a friend who is not technically capable.  Using HP Factory Recovery to do a full factory reset using the 5 DVD set created upon initial setup of the machine.  Have since upgraded to Windows 10, but that upgrade can be done again upon a full reset.  Am at the Factory Image Recovery Preparation page and have the Reformatting and Copying Files lines checked.  Progress goes to 12% with 18 minutes remaining and process freezes (multiple attempts and always freezes at 12%). After quite a long wait, an error message appears stating that the Destination Drive is not Connected.  Attempted to use an extrenal DVD drive as suggested in a tech forum, but this did not work as the system failed to read from the external drive. Is there a solution to this problem that does not require the disassembly of the machine to take the hard drive external as suggested in another tech forum?  Or is there a clean DVD image set that HP can provide that will not cause this problem.











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A:Factory Reset

Hi, The machine originally shipped with Windows 8.1 64bit ( Home ). If you wish to order a replacement set of Recovery Media for Windows 8.1, you can do so starting on the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-15-g000-notebook-pc-series/6545564/model/6761879/softwareitem/819421-001/step1 An alternative option, if you're intending to upgrade the notebook to Windows 10 again, would just be to perform a clean installation of 10 - as the machine has been previously upgraded to 10, a hardware profile ( Digital Entitlement ) will have been recorded by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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why dont the f8 key work to repair my inspiron 1440 i have held it down i have tapped it i have tried the f8 key by its self and also with ctrl key and still nothing
 

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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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Hello, a week ago I purchased this computer. Everything has been fine and my friend insisted since it's used, do a reset and clean everything. I started the reset  yesterday between 2-3:00 pm. It's been nearly 24 hours and it says "resetting this PC 1%." I don't know what to do? Any help would be extremely appreciated. The warranty ran out on Feb. 6th as well.

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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?
 
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How can i reset my pc? I can't find Recovery Disc on package and Recovery manager won't reset my pc.

A:Factory reset

Hi,What about tapping f11 key as soon as you power on laptop?If you've upgraded to Windows 10 from 7/8/8.1 previously, recovery partition may have got corrupted. Your only way to factory reset is to order recovery USB specific for your model from HP directly and boot from it to factory reset.RegardsVisruth

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