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Q: How can I do a factory reset

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s3712f using the Windows Vista Home Premium System. I do not have the disks because I purchased ir used. I now have another cimputer and would like to give this one to my grandkids. I cannot because I have tax information from when I was doing taxes can anyone help. I have tried F11.

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A: How can I do a factory reset

You can create a Restore Disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Complete the following steps to create the recovery disc set:
Click Start , click All Programs , click PC Help & Tools , and then click Recovery Disc Creation .
Click Next when the Welcome screen displays.
A window opens listing the number of blank discs required to make a complete recovery set.
Get the correct type and number of blank discs before continuing.
Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to create the recovery discs.

For detailed instructions and graphics, see the following support document:
Creating a Recovery Disc Set in Windows Vista

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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Your display driver is outdated.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.

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

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates.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

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

Any insight will be appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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

A:Factory reset Win 8

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

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

A:Factory Reset

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

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Laptop is toshiba satellite L745 64bit Windows 7.
At start up pressing f12 goes to HDD recovery, but pressin Y don't work.
Regular startup shows up as image attached. Does it mean anything?
Also pressing f8 to go safe mode don't work.

A:need to factory reset

On a Tosh it is the Zero key, not F12.

https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=2737864

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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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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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PLEASE READ == I use a genuine copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and now want to factory restore my whole computer after 4-5 years of use. Every tutorial I've read and watched have a button on the control panel that says "Restore to factory condition" but my computer doesn't have that button! I have tried EVERY video teaching me how to factory reset and need help now.
 
I do not have the restore disk because the PC was given to me by my brother and he bought it YEARS ago.

A:Help With Factory Reset!

What is the make and model of the computer? Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Is there a partition that is about 12GB in size labeled recovery?

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I have an Inspiron 3847 which was upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10.
I created a recovery usb drive using windows 10. If I need to do a factory reset, will it reset to windows 8.1 or windows 10?

A:Factory reset

Hi,Welcome to our community. To answer your question, the factory reset will reset the system to Windows 10. Please write to us if you have any queries.

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Hi i have the following:Compaq Presario SR1955POS: Windows xp home editionI want to factory reset my computer but the f10 key does not work at boot menu

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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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How do i factory rest my HP Compaq dc7900 small form factor without having a start up disc..it's having some issues and I think it would be best if I just reset it back to the beginning..any one have any suggestions

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

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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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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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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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My partitions and boot manager have been messed up. I have a recovery sector on the hard drive, a set of 5,cds and a windows 8 USB recovery. One error I get is the boot configuratio data is missing or contains errors, another is The drive where windows is installed is locked.I have tried all the relevant commands via the console to unlock the drive and rewrite the boot sector with no effect.Windows recovery can't proceed. I have tried Disc 1 and 5 but they will not boot up.Hp recovery tells me it can't find a backup. How can I get the system to do a factory reset (no boot  config data/ partition?) 

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

A:cannot factory reset

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

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

A:Factory reset

Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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

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

Please help.
Thanks in advanced.
 

A:factory reset

tenwen said:


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

About 6 GigaBytes.

tenwen said:


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

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

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I 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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I want to factory reset my laptop and it will not let me so can you help me with this problem?

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i accidentally deleted a bunch of stuff on my computer. i?ve have tried watching the ?how to download a browser without a browser? videos but none of them work. i?ve resorted to doing a factory reset. a have a slight problem, being that my keyboard does not work. when the computer is booting up i?m not able to go to the screen for me to be able to do that because my keyboard doesn?t work. please help!!
 

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I bought my wife a new laptop and my grandson set it up. We have subsequently tried to log on but it doesn't recognise the password as remembered. It says to reset the p/w but you can't do that without logging in to the system. Probably the best solution is to do a factory reset and start again. How do you do that please? 

A:Factory Reset

Wally559903 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!To factory reset your laptop, while it is booting, hold down the F11 key. That will invoke the HP Recovery Manager, and using that, you can do a reset.However, if you want to RETAIN what you have, there is another way -- to reset the password ... Sorry, we're not allowed to tell you how to bypass the password ... but ... if you Google for Trinity Rescue Kit, you will be lead to a site where you can download an image file from which you can burn a CD. They might also have USB images -- don't know for sure.If you get a lot of results, then go to the MajorGeeks site -- that is trustworthy.Once you have this, you have a choice of media to create:1) If you can boot from CD, download and install ImgBurn and use the Write Image to Disk option to create a bootable CD.2) If you can boot from USB, download and install RUFUS and use the option to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO file.Once you have made the boot media, boot your PC and use the option to BLANK the password.After that, you should be able to login to the PC -- and then, set a new password.Good Luck

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How do I perform a factory (Win10 Prof) reset, because I have to sell my Thinkpad p50? I would like to erease all personal data but maintain the lenove features? Thank you!

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If I factory reset it and it will be like the first time i started it then i wold like to factory reset it.. but i dont know how. a video tutorial will be better  Please

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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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I have a Dell laptop with windows 10 on it and I recently got a virus. Last night I was on it and I notoced something wrong abot an hour later the virus must of cut off my internet use as my laptop is telling me there is nothing in my laptop to recieve wifi and almost nothing works on it and the virus protector that isnt actually set up keeps getting attacked. not a big deal I have never used that one and dont know if t actually works. I wanted to buy norton but by the time I was about to the internet was innaccessable and now I figured I have nothing on my laptop really that I could just factory reset the laptop... well that wont work it says Unable to remove personal documents. Or something alone those lines. So now I dont know what my next step is... please help
 

A:Factory Reset

What's the model name and model number of your Dell, and what's the 7-character "service tag/serial" number on it?

Using a third-party antivirus app (Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc.) in Windows 10 can cause problems, especially when trying to install an upgrade/update.
My advice is to stick with its built-in antivirus app, Windows Defender.

I'm not qualified to help you in the "Virus & Other Malware Removal" section with infection issues, so be patient until one of the specialists here replies.
This section is very busy, so you may not get a reply for 24 - 48 hours.

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I'm looking to sell my computer as I've just bought a new one. I'm trying to clear all the data off, is there any way I can do a factory reset to make sure everything is wiped off. 

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

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

A:Factory reset

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

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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 just bought this at a Pawn Shop, and the warranty has expired.  I ned to reset the Factory settings. I want to play Farmville.

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Please help...I need to factory reset my desktop for Windows 10.   Does anyone know how to do this?  Thank you.

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Hi, im trying to factory reset my computer because i'm just tired of having a full HD, and random software from years ago. Anyways, my current OS is Windows 7 and I have an Alienware m15x. Now i've read up on a few ways to restore this specific computer, however, I don't have the installation disc, AlienRespawn/DellDataSafe does not appear when press f8 at boot menu, and i don't have a factory system image to recover from apparently. So with this being said, Is there anyway to factory reset? I have a bootable USB drive with windows 7 recovery on it, but I need a system image or something I believe.

EDIT:I've also tried download AlienRespawn Win 7 patch off of alienware.com but when I try to use it it says "Change.MBR failed"

A:Factory reset help

Hi Deathwishxvi,

Are you actually looking to reset your computer's setting to original factory settings?

or... clear clutter in your hard disk (i.e. files, software, etc...)?

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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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