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

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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Preferred Solution: are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

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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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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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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates.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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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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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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Last Saturday my computer encountered a problem and i cant seem to fix it so Ill just have to hard reset my desktop if thats possible?
Is there like a button in the CPU or on the motherboard to press to reset it all?
Its not reinstalling windows because i do not have the discs.
And also if i reset it, will it delete my files on my Back-up drive (F:) ?
regards.

A:Hard factory reset Win7 Desktop

Placidus:
 
Before resorting to a Factory Restore, could you describe your computer and the problem that you are having?  There is a tremendous amount of expertise here on this Forum, and they might be able to find a solution that preserves everything.
 
Most computers have a recovery partition and it is a matter of pressing an F# key to initiate a factory image recovery, but I would not do that until I had backed up all of my data to an external drive.  Some companies, like Acer, claim that they will put your data in a separate folder and preserve it, but that did not work on a friend's computer that did require a factory restore.  You do not need the Windows disks if you do a factory restore, at least in most cases that I am aware of.  I am not a pro here.
 
Is your backup drive an external USB drive?  If so, make sure it is unplugged ... just in case.  If not, copy your backups, after they have been verified by the backup program (assuming you are not using Windows backup), to ensure that they are good, and make sure that you have created a backup recovery CD to boot from just in case the factory recovery is not successful.  They can fail if the recovery partition is corrupt, or their are issues with the sector integrity on Drive C:\.
 
I really recommend that you post more information to assist the pros here (not me) to help you correctly diagnose what the real issue is.  If you have a dying hard drive, for examp... Read more

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I have a failed hard drive and do not want to have to ship the laptop in and have them fix it. I would much rather wipe the drive as I don't have much on it. Would it fix the failed drive? Please reply, thanks!













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A:WILL FACTORY RESET FIX HARD DRIVE FAILURE?

Hello Very sorry but no. Bad HDD must be replace with new HDD. The Grzy

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Tried to do factory reset. Message said problem resetting pc. Diagnostic said hard drive failure. Drive were Windows installed lock u.lock and try again. How do I unlock the drive

A:Tried to do factory reset. It tells me that my hard drive fa...

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forums. Thank you for posting! If you aleady performed the BIOS/UEFI hardware tests and if they say HDD fails, then this is it. The problem is hardware related - not Windows, not software and the hardware (HDD) needs to be replaced. Your options: 1) If your computer is still under active warranty period , please contact HP Support and inform them. They will work with you about the way to replace the faulty component.  Contact HP:>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp  2) If your computer is with warranty period expired, you will need to replace the faulty HDD - buy it on your own. There are variety of options - vendors you can choose from - you need 2.5 inches HDD SATA. You can get it online or from PC retail store.You can also consider installing SSD instead of HDD - this is strongly recommended as SSDs are way faster, more repliable and lighter. More info on SSDs:>> http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001396.htm>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp  How to replace the faulty HDD with new HDD or new SSD: please, find info and instruction in your computer's manual or watch YouTube videos as an example. If you do not want to do this on your own, please bring the computer (or ship it) to HP Authorized Service Center where the technicians will do this for you. If you are not sure where such a center ... Read more

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I recently got an external ssd and I'm now thinking of putting my current, four year old os, on it. however, it's a little bloated with programs, videos and driver updates; moreover some of my drivers don't work properly anymore causing me to BSOD when I run certain programs. I wan't to keep all my stuff on my C drive and have the factory version of windows on the SSD.

If It helps my Computer is a Toshiba satellite P755-S5390

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The first few days it was doing fine and had no issues until I just had a random bsod. I figured that it wasn't much of an issue since it didn't happen again for a couple of days. Now after around 10 days, i can't start up my computer because every time i log in, it bsod.
My computer is a HP Pavilion a6242n PC.
I have a NVIDA graphics card and I run windows vista.
 

A:Comp still BSOD after factory reset and new hard drive

Have you applied all the Vista updates up to and including Service Pack 2?
 

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Hello,I pressed the button by mistake in the command manager and everything was deleted from the hard drive, even the Recovery. the hard drive came back as if it came from the factory,I want to help and send me Recovery fill please .greetings to you all Ismail Othman

A:Reset the factory hard drive by mistake, and missed The reco...

Hi Ismail,If you formatted hard drive and not able to boot into Windows, then you can:Either you've to Order HP Recovery USB directly from HP support specific for your model, to factory reset.https://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c05123942Phone assist:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlhttps://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143Or you can do a clean install of Windows 10 Home 64 bit by creating UEFI bootable Windows installation USB using Microsoft Windows media creation tool:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/mode...RegardsVisruth

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5320, not that old at all. I tried downloading a game, and then got the BSOD. I had to reset my PC, lost everything I had, but ended up starting from scratch. Now, every so often, I'm getting a message saying "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss...". I right clicked on the "faulty" hard drive for error checking, no errors were found. I tried HD Tune Pro, and that's telling me "warning" for health status (05) Reallocated Sector Count (failed) is in red, and (C4) Reallocated Event Count (warning) is in yellow. Does this mean I have to replace the hard drive? The computer was working totally fine until that BSOD. Now it works and all but I keep getting that error message. The laptop is not that old really, and never any physical damage, but perhaps past warranty. I dont really have anything left to back up, since I lost everything when I reset it to factory state. Any advice?

A:Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem after factory reset?

 I'm afraid it doesn't sound good for that hard drive.  You could run Speccy which you can download from here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/ and look at the SMART data for your drive.    After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.  
 
 For more information about the drive, you could download hard drive diagnostics form the Seagate or Western Digital web site and run them.  I've used Seatools from Seagate a good bit.
 
 If you have to replace that drive, you'll probably lose the recovery partition, so be prepared for that.  Your user guide should have info on how to create the recovery discs if you haven't already done that.
 
Good luck.

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Dear all,
Recently there was a problem in my Dell XPS 12 and I had to use Dell factory reset to renew my windows 8.1. While I was doing factory reset my computer created a back up of all my personal files and save them in a folder called "20140701120559_BACKUP". Inside this folder there are so many ".INP" files and some XML files. When I open "include.xml" I can see the path for all my files. Sadly after my computer finished installing new windows it didn't restore my files and it restarted and came up with new windows. Now I am trying to restore my files but "Dell Back Up" and Restore application cannot find the back up and I cannot select manually that back up on my external hard drive. Then I did some search and I ended up that I can use a solution that was explained in this link:
http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=539013

Using this application I can select the back up in my external drive but when I press restore, I receive this error:
SoftThink SAS has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

And when I press close, it will close and nothing will happen!
Can anybody please help me to find a way to restore all my files?

Thank you,
Saman

A:How to restore backed up files that was created during factory reset and saved in external hard drive in windows 8.1?

I just found out that MigRestore.exe is making a log file and in it's log file I found this error:

[2014-07-03 14:05:05]Info: RestoreUserDataW: [2014-07-03 14:05:05] ERROR : RegQueryValueEx('UserDontShowInLogonUI') on SAM\SAM\Domains\Account\Users\000003E9 : The system cannot find the file specified. (2 - 00000002)

Hope somebody here can help me.
Thank you

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Hi, After weeks of trying to get an answer to this problem without any assistance, either online or here (what's the use of a warranty when there's no customer service to speak of?) I tried transferring some files to my flash drive a day ago. The thing that happened now was that the transfer started out fine for the first few seconds (as usual), before crawling to a halt and then stopping completely - I can't remember what the exact message was, but it was something in the vein of "problems with disk". I then found out that I could neither add or delete files to the flash drive as it had been write protected. I searched online for how I could remove this protection (regedit, command prompt), but nothing helped - to my great, great frustration. Therefore, the flash drive is now useless to me, thanks to the laptop. I then experienced that the external hard drive that I tried to transfer the files from had also been write protected! Before pulling out my hair I checked if this was also the case when I plugged it in to another laptop (Asus). It wasn't. But on my Lenovo z50-75 that hard drive is useless for some strange reason. After experiencing this mountain of problems I want to do a full factory reset on my laptop, and then reinstall all my programs. My question is how I go about doing this. And also: when doing the reset, will it boot up with Windows 10, as it did when I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago?   

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I just attempted to do a factory reset of my Dell XPS 13 9550 running Windows 10. The factory reset failed. Now the laptop is in a loop - Shows the Dell logo, then a screen saying there is an error "hard drive not installed" then a black screen, then the Dell logo again.

A:Dell XPS 13 9350 - Factory Reset (Delete Everything For Recycle) Failed & Now No Hard Drive Installed Error

Hello? Can anybody help me with this?

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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

A:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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Hello.. can anyone pls help me..

my problem is i change something in my computer.. in the display properties then i click the "settings" and i click the "advance" then something open i click the "adapter" tab then i click the "properties" and accidentaly i change it to disable..

and then after that i just restart my computer .. until the windows loading and after that i just ended a black screen..i wait for a few seconds and then suddenly i hear something .. i heared the windows start up sounds..and i wait again and its still black screen so i tried shutting down and restarting the computer with the short cut keys.. "windows key" then the "U" button and "R" button .. and its succesfully restart my pc.. but after the windows loading it goes black again.. and again i hear the windows start up sound...

and thats my problem.. now i would need to enabled the setting again without seeing a thing.. or reset my graphic card but i dont know how to... pls help me .. i dont know what to do..pls help me .. =(
by the way im using windows xp..

english ain't my first language .. sorry for my bad grammar...
 

A:How can i reset my graphics card settings without seeing a thing???

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Hello.. can anyone pls help me..

my problem is i change something in my computer.. in the display properties then i click the "settings" and i click the "advance" then something open i click the "adapter" tab then i click the "properties" and accidentaly i change it to disable..

and then after that i just restart my computer .. until the windows loading and after that i just ended a black screen..i wait for a few seconds and then suddenly i hear something .. i heared the windows start up sounds..and i wait again and its still black screen so i tried shutting down and restarting the computer with the short cut keys.. "windows key" then the "U" button and "R" button .. and its succesfully restart my pc.. but after the windows loading it goes black again.. and again i hear the windows start up sound...

and thats my problem.. now i would need to enabled the setting again without seeing a thing.. or reset my graphic card but i dont know how to... pls help me .. i dont know what to do..pls help me .. =(
by the way im using windows xp..

english ain't my first language .. sorry for my bad grammar...
 

A:How can i reset my graphics card settings without seeing a thing???

If you boot into safe mode that should allow you to undo the changes you have made.
 

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I noticed that my computer has two graphics cards: Ati Radeon HD 3850 (With wich the pc system was advertised with) and a mysterious Ati radeon HD 3200. But, I also noticed that my system was using this 3200 one, wich is less "powerful" than the 3850 model.
So, I checked out ati catalyst settings and stuff and ended up deciding to disable the 3200 graphics card. I was expecting the other card to take over when I disable the older one, but seems that you can't really rely on logic with computers. Ending result was a black screen that I couln't just get up going again. I tried shutting down and restarting the computer with power switch, but the display receives no signal still. I can hear the starting sounds of windows, so the system starts fine just no video.
Now I would need some way to navigate to graphics card enabling button without the display.
Or some advices of what buttons to press in BIOS or whatever there is with Vista 64-bit when I can't see a thing of what I'm pressing.
Maybe a reset to factory settings option? If anyone can guide with this I would really appriciate. Like "press f2, then f9 and enter" or something.

Or is there any clever way to fix this easily?
I hope someone understood...English ain't my first language. Sorry for grammar.
 

A:How to reset graphics card settings without seeing a thing?

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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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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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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 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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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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What a mess! I need to update drivers; am unsure what/which websites to trust mainly, bcuz of the "free" scans which point out trouble, then after finding the "solutions"; IP addresses and other id has been gathered then the price info is produced. Is "Drivers for Free Unlimited" legit?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33160 MB, Free - 8999 MB; D: Total - 33155 MB, Free - 24202 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Volvi2
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Is there a standard/more efficient levels for Processor = 80 CPU Usage = 100% Physical Memory = 67%
Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage? Assistance is appreciated thank you.
 

A:Help! Had to factory reset!

Get the latest drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. If no specific instructions for installation order install the chipset first, then I like to install the networking and graphics and then the rest randomly.

Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage?Click to expand...

Do less at any given time.
 

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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 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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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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Need help doing a factory reset without admin password or recovery disk f11 doesnt.go to recovery start up menu i can only get the system defaults my dad put in the password and forgot it im using windows 7

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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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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 need to do a factory reset without using a cd (as that drive has also gone down the tube for the moment). I have Windows XP Home Edition on a Dell Inspiron 530 and I've been trying to use Ctrl + F11 at the splash screen to access the PC Restore function but it's not happening. I don't know if my timing is off or what, but any suggestions would be fantastic.
 

A:Need to do a factory reset without cd

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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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PLEASE.......

I have tried contacting dell and they have not helped me. I bought this dell dimension e310 at a pawn shop about a month ago and I want to delete everything off of it. I want t start all over. nothing on it.

A:Factory reset

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

So you want to install operating system from scratch right?

You will need an operating system CD [don't know which one operating system you want to install on your machine],
and do a clean install...

Here is the link where it is provided step-by-step how to install operating system:

Step-by-Step install

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I still cannot get into my computer. Only Bios. I am trying to reset this computer to factory default. I cannot log into Windows. I bought this on eBay about a year or two ago and it was supposed to come reset. I have contacted the seller on nimerou occasions and never responded with the password etc. it's just sitting next here collecting dust, please help! I can get into Bios.

A:Reset to factory?

 Try the procedure here:http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Mini-110-PC-series/4004509/model/4041533/document/c01867418#A...

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Hi, im just wondering if anyone here knows how to factory reset a hp omen hewlett packard gaming laptop at all?Many thanks.

A:factory reset

Hello   If you look under My PC you should see Windows (C: ) and Recovery (D: ).  If there is no Recovery partition you will have to buy the Recovery discs. Please go through this guide, will help you step by step  : http://support.hp.com/sg-en/document/c04497680   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I attempted to perform a factory reset on my Compaq Presario CQ56. The system got stuck on 15% for 6 hours. I shut the system down and turned it back on. All that appeared was this message. "AN OPERATING SYSTEM WASN'T FOUND. TRY DISCONNECTING ANY DRIVES THAT DON'T COINTAIN AN OPERATING SYSTEM. PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART." OTHER THAN THAT I CAN ONLY ACCESS F1 SYSTEM INFORMATION. F2 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS. F9 BOOT DEVICE OPTIONS. F10 BIOS SETUP. F11 SYSTEM RECOVERY. I INITIALLY HAD WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM
 

A:Factory Reset

How did you start the factory reset ?

If you tap F11 just after switching on do you get a menu ?

Please use the methods here to find your model details and include the information in your next reply :-
https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c00033108
 

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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?

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Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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How do I factory reset

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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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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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hi im trying to do a factory reset but i get to recovery and its telling me to save files which i have then it just restarts ????? then nothing

A:factory reset

Hi and welcome to TSF

Have you checked the manual for your PC on how to do a factory restore?

Did you make recovery disks when you first got it?

The make and model of your PC?

BG

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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

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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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I am new to this forum and this is my first post... In light of recent events my computer has a ton of malware and spyware for the second time now... The first time I was able to go in and just go to control panel and factory reset it by clicking the option... now it no longer exists and It says I need a point to go back to... but I just want it clean and wiped, I went back to before I got the virus and it was still there after I restored it to that point so it was unsuccessful... How do I go about doing this with a complete system restore without using a point, I do NOT have an original disk with my OS because it came pre-installed with Home Premium... Any help would be appreciated!

A:I could use some help with a factory reset...

Welcome to the Forum.
A restore point probably would not help because it is probably infected also.
We need some information to start off with.
What infections were found?
What programs did you run to remove the infections?
What anti virus programs do you use (Active)?
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Could you do this to give us some more information.

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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?
 
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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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