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Restoring Gateway Laptop

Q: Restoring Gateway Laptop

I have a Gateway m320 laptop that I am trying to restore to factory settings on a clean hard drive.

I have a set of restoration disks that were made when the computer was purchased.

When I attempt the install the DVD drive will not read the disk to start the process, and I get the Operating System not found error. I know the DVD works as I have used other disks, i.e. Deban.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Are you booting to the first disk of the restoration disks?

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i am trying to restore a gateway 815gm desktop and normally everytime you turn the computer on you receive the option to run the recovery by pressing f11. the prompt comes up for about 2 seconds. but on this one it does not and i don't have the recovery disks. however i know the recovery partition is there and intact. anyone know of a way to force the recovery?
 

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please can someone help!! i brought a second hand gateway w340ua laptop on windows vista home basic, i think it has a virus as it runs really slow and keep freezers, i would like to restore it back to like new i haven't got a disk as was second hand , and have been trying for days, with no success please can somebody help, if you can can i have a step by step guide. thank you
 

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as stated in the title, the laptop will not boot windows. every now and then it will try to. it will work its way passed the gateway splash screen and the screen will go black with the white dot progress indicator in the middle of the screen and there it will stay till you turn off the computer. however there are times that it doesnt even make it off the splash page.

the lap top is not mine so i do not know any of the specs of it off hand the casing does not have a model name/number. i do know it is running windows 8.1 and that this issue occurred after waking the laptop up from hibernate. i know this is not much to go off of but any help regarding this issue would greatly help me out. thank you.

-kelbec

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May someone here has a similar issue that they've solved?
I use a Belkin router N600DB with now the fastest adapter the F9L1101v1. All my lower speed adapters worked fine and very rarely if ever would just disconnect. But this high speed adapter will disconnect 2-6 times a day for no reason. I've uninstalled and installed the latest Belkin driver 3-4 times. I can cure this when the adapter is removed and re-inserted or running W& troubleshoot problems which will restore the default gateway and life is good for til the next disconnect.
Any ideas would be helpful !

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Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere


May someone here has a similar issue that they've solved?
I use a Belkin router N600DB with now the fastest adapter the F9L1101v1. All my lower speed adapters worked fine and very rarely if ever would just disconnect. But this high speed adapter will disconnect 2-6 times a day for no reason. I've uninstalled and installed the latest Belkin driver 3-4 times. I can cure this when the adapter is removed and re-inserted or running W& troubleshoot problems which will restore the default gateway and life is good for til the next disconnect.
Any ideas would be helpful !


You should first make sure you are using WPA2 with AES encryption. Wireless N is made to work with those settings. You can change those settings in your routers set up page and you will want to edit your wireless profile accordingly.

You might also try running a channel scan to see which wireless channel is the cleanest in your area. Channel overlap causes disconnections all the time.
Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

If you are still having problems after making the adjustments please post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all when it's connected and disconnected.

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I have a Compaq laptop that needs to be reset but I've never backed it up. I'm having troubles with everything I just want to reset it without saving anything on it. Can anyone help me please???

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Also the OS is windows 10 home 64

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Hello im new to this forum so if some 1 posted this already im sorry..I currently have a Dell Inspiron 1440 that i acquired from my sister..What im trying to do is restore it back to factory settings..It has alot of viruses and i cant even log on the internet..She doesnt remember her Password to restore it back to original settings..Is there any other way to do the restore on this laptop? if any can help i would really appreciate it..Thanks in advance..

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.



How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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Hello forum, I need some help with restoring my laptop, heres some background:

Due to a "specified domain error" every time I try to login to my laptop, I'm having to restore my computer (which is the only fix to this problem). I CANNOT access Windows at ALL.

Now for the restoration process, I have a few questions and one BIG question.

1. Can I restore my computer to factory settings with an original Windows XP SP2 Installation Disk? What is the difference between this Windows XP Installation Disk and a "Recovery Disk"?

2. I tried using my Windows XP SP2 Installation Disk at boot-up, but it does NOT boot up! I changed my BIOS Boot settings to this:

Boot Priority Order:
1. Internal Optical Drive
2. Floppy Disk Drive (*)
3. Internal Hard Disk Drive
4. Network

And it does not boot up.

***One thing to mention, my Windows XP Installation disk is not mine, but my sisters so would that be a reason why its not working? Is there anyway around it?

If^^^Is the reason why, can someone please tell me how I can restore my laptop? Remember, I CANNOT access windows.
Thanks for any help!

A:Help with restoring Laptop XP!

A recovery disk does not contain the entire OS and is normally supplied by the manufacturer. While an install disk is normally the full OS. If an install disk is used it must match the OS and SP level of the original install or it will not work.

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A couple of days ago my Asus G50 froze up, and when this happened I turned my computer off and on thinking that would solve the problem. However, it froze on the start up screen. Now my laptop varies between that or making it all the way to my desktop where it may even work just fine for about 20 minutes, but eventually the screen glitches up slightly and the screen freezes eventually going black. I've gotten the blue screen once or twice as well in the process of turning it on in the past couple of days.

I've put in the recovery disk that came with my Asus, but when I put it in nothing at all happens. The computer does not even acknowledge that it's in there. I'm very frustrated at this point and just want to restore my computer to factory settings and be done with this. Any help on how I can do this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Need help restoring my laptop

Please read the rules and do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1052020-need-help-restoring-my-laptop.html
 

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I would just like to say first of all that I do not know much about computers at all, so please be patient with me.

I am trying to restore my computer to factory settings because my computer has begun freezing up on me and it's no longer useable. I have an Asus G50, and it's begun freezing up for a couple of days now. when it first did it I thought I just needed to be turned off and on, but when I did so it froze up at the start up screen. Other times I'll be able to log in all the way to my desktop and maybe everything will even work fine for about 20 minutes, but thne it still freezes up and the screen goes black.

I have the recovery disk that the computer came with I've put it in, but it doesn't seem to do anything at all. The computer isn't even acknowleding that I put it in. I have absolutely no idea what to do at this point. Any help at all in restoring my computer will be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I'd also like to add that my computer has blue screened a couple of times as well in the past couple days when I was trying to figure out how to fix it. Also, I didn't realize I posted this on the XP forum, I meant to post it in vista.
 

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Okay I have a school laptop its a HP 6735b running Windows XP and its starting to deteriorate and i am getting many problems recently and I just want to restore it back to factory settings.
However as it is a school laptop they have played around with everything and I am unable to access the f11 option it just does not exist, also the HP Backup and Recovery was gone so I installed it again but I dont have a recovery Partition and as it is a school laptop I havent got any disks relating to Windows XP Its another 5 weeks until I get back to school so I cant ask the computer support there. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me.

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alrighty... so I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 11" laptop... it's only 32gb, which I was aware of when purchasing, but since I figured it'd only be for browsing, skype, and such things, it wouldn't be much of a problem. boy was I wrong. turns out 14.5gb is already taken up by system files... oh well. I removed all the "ads" and unwanted games, I got McAfee set up, installed skype, it ran fine, still had between 10-15gb left. my mistake happened when I installed iTunes, plugged in my phone, and for some reason thought it was a good idea to back it up to the computer (impulse, probably). of course it did not finish backing up. an error message popped up saying there was not enough space on the computer. doh! I checked how much space there actually was, and now I was in the red zone with only 1gb free! so of course I uninstalled itunes and all the other apple software that came with it, thinking this would get me back to the 10-15gb I had free, and I'd be good. this did not happen though... after uninstalling itunes and all the associated files, I now only had 3gb free??? how? I assumed there were hidden files somewhere, from my phone backup beginning but not completing. I ran Disk Cleanup multiple times, but it doesn't seem to help. I then decided, "you know what, I'm just gonna factory reset it and start over and not install itunes this time". only problem is, when I go to do that, I'm told additional disk space is needed! ... Read more

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Okay I have a school laptop its a HP 6735b running Windows XP and its starting to deteriorate and i am getting many problems recently and I just want to restore it back to factory settings.
However as it is a school laptop they have played around with everything and I am unable to access the f11 option it just does not exist, also the HP Backup and Recovery was gone so I installed it again but I dont have a recovery Partition and as it is a school laptop I havent got any disks relating to Windows XP Its another 5 weeks until I get back to school so I cant ask the computer support there. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me.
 

A:Need Help Restoring Laptop

Hi antantoon and welcome to TSG

I'm afraid we can't help you with this one. Since your laptop is owned by your school we have no way of knowing whether they'd be all right with you making any changes or adjustments. Not saying that they wouldn't but there are probably reasons for them to not give out the XP program disks with the laptops.

Closing this thread.

Thanks for understanding
 

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Hi guys
Really need help here.Ive just tried restoring my acer aspire laptop back to factory default settings using acer e recovery but it keeps stalling at 3%. Its almost like the pqservice partition is corrupt or something.All the recovery partitions are there on the disk although ive never used them before.Dont really know where to go from here everytime i reboot the same thing happens.
Any help much appreciated

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Did you make your Acer Recovery DVD's?

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Hey guys,

I wanted to ask some potentially dumb questions under the guise of making myself smarter.

I have looked on Ebay at some laptops, and have seen several that have no hard drive (or caddy) and obviously, no installed system, but, a major advertising line of them is that they do have the COA.

Am I correct in assuming that if I had a copy of that version of Windows that's on the COA, I could buy the laptop, install a hard drive and a caddy, and then, install from that CD?

How hard is installing a hard drive and caddy?

Are they expensive?

How legal is this?

To be legal, would I need to purchase the Windows restore discs for that particular laptop?

Thanks.

Jeremy

A:Restoring an Old Laptop from Ebay

You answered your own question on "Legal" Keep it straight it pays in the long run! There is a very good chance you can get the restore disc's from the LT vendor, usually quite reasonable.

Phil

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I am trying to restore a friend's acer laptop, I have the recovery disks but are having some problems. I have setup the CMOS to boot from disk but it just loaded Windows. I then enabled the "boot menu" and selected disk drive and it just booted windows again.

I consulted the user guide for the laptop (TravelMate 2300) and it gave no information on restoring the system using the disks. There was a section on "Restore without recovery CD" but I had to enable "Hard Disk Recovery" on the advanced tab of BIOS which was inexistant! Very infuriating.

All advice warmly welcomed.
 

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hey i was wondering if anybody could help me i was trying to restore my friends asus k535 series laptop from the partition everything was goin fine and then i got a error msg the comp rebotted itself and it has been stuck at setup is starting services im scared to turn it off cause i dont want to mess the laptop up but its really been 3 hours
 

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I have a Gateway NV53A77u Laptop Computer that I currently having problems with. It has a 500 gb conventional 7200 rpm hard drive that I am trying to replace with a Samsung 256 gb solid state drive. Initially, I tried to move everything to the new drive using Rebit 5, but was unsuccessful because one cannot go from a larger drive, to a smaller drive with Rebit. So then I attempted to just do a system restore, using the factory disks that I bought from Gateway. I cannot get it to work doing that. I adjusted the bios to boot from CD/DVD. If you just turn the machine on with disk one of the commercial Windows 7 restore disks in the DVD drive, I just see a black screen with a blinking cursor, nothing else. I have tried pressing the F8 key, the F12 key, the Alt/F12 key, and the R key. All I see when doing any of these combinations is the same black screen with flashing cursors. Anyone have an idea where I am going wrong? Appreciate you spending the time doing the long read. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
 

A:Trouble restoring OS to laptop.

If your trying to copy everything exactly the same as you have it now to another drive I would suggest using Acronis true image. This is a very easy imaging solution and the target drive can indeed be smaller than the original drive as long as the total drive space used is not more than the smaller hard drive.
 

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Hi there

I have just bought a new laptop and would like to copy all my stuff over from my old lap top. I created a .bkf file but for some reason or the other I cannot restore it. I have WindowsXP on the old laptop and Windows 7 on the new one. Could this be the problem? Also, I have a .bkf file on an external hard drive that is a back up of another older laptop that I gave away, and I would like to restore that information as well.

I downloaded Stellar Recovery which repaired the corrupted files on my external hard drive, but when I want to restore the information it says I have to purchase Stellar first - and it's expensive!!

Please can one of you geniuses out there help me. I have spent 3 days trying to do this myself with no luck at all.

Thank you

Debra
 

A:Restoring .bkf files from old laptop to new

see http://social.technet.microsoft.com...p/thread/cc8b188a-b2b7-4195-ba2c-7a487abd6faa
very last post by Divide by 0 for one way to do it
 

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I am trying to restore a friend's acer laptop, I have the recovery disks but are having some problems. I have setup the CMOS to boot from disk but it just loaded Windows. I then enabled the "boot menu" and selected disk drive and it just booted windows again.

I consulted the user guide for the laptop (TravelMate 2300) and it gave no information on restoring the system using the disks. There was a section on "Restore without recovery CD" but I had to enable "Hard Disk Recovery" on the advanced tab of BIOS which was inexistant! Very infuriating.

All advice warmly welcomed.
 

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I have a Windows Home Server that, up until now, I was under the impression that it worked fine. I say this because I have a desktop and laptop backed up on it and I have previously (successfully) restored my desktop. But I just tried restoring my laptop and I get an error that my laptop needs to be connected to the network and to make sure that my server is on (as if I didn't know that already). This error comes up after the driver install screen. I proceeded to follow the instructions for installing drivers and was able to get the networking drivers installed on my laptop and I still got the same error. I also tried hooking up and Ethernet cable from my router directly to my laptop and that still didn't do it. So if anyone knows how to fix this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Laptop can't connect to WHS when restoring

I should note that when I attempted to restore my laptop I installed both the wireless and the LAN driver to attempt this. And both times I tried this, my laptop was still not able to find my Windows Home Server.

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So I'm restoring this VP's personal laptop and I have a slight problem. The machine was having serious problems so I drive erased it and installed XP. Its a acer travelmate 4400. I just got XP professional installed on it. Now that I have it set up and running. None of the internal drivers are present. It's not even detecting the internal wireless card. So I can't get online with it. I've tried searching for a restore disk for it but I can't find one short of paying for from possible bogus venders.

Any ideas or directions?
 

A:Restoring this Acer laptop.. need help

You have to find Windows XP drivers for all your hardware. You can try Acer's website. If the drivers aren't there, then you'll have to search for each component individually.
 

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Okay, so i turn off my laptop for the night. I come home from school the next day i turn it on.
My laptop freezes, after a while a blue screen flashes and the computer turns off. Then i turn on my laptop again it does the same thing.

So i decided to i have to restore my laptop.
I press f8 and it brings me to the menu
i click on repair your computer
then it brings me to the artistic blue screen background but nothing pops up. I know there's supposed to be a box that pops out that gives you some sort of option but it doesn't. All that shows is the mouse cursor (i'm able to move it) and the blue background screen.

Any suggestions on what i should do?
Thanks guys.

Dell Inspiron windows 7 64 bit

A:Need Help Restoring my laptop to factory settings!!

Work through these steps using the System Recovery Options on Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk: Windows 7 fails to boot

Report back on each step as there may be other tests needed.

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Hi, new member here. Am looking to restore my Acer Aspire 7540 as it now is running extremely slow and could do with strating again. Could someone please advice me of how to do this in a way that leaves windows 7 on there as it came preinstalled when i bought the laptop and i dont have the disk.
Cheers.

A:Restoring Laptop but leaving windows 7 on

Hello pfjeden, welcome to Seven Forums!


Be advised: doing this will over-write all data on the PC and it will not be recoverable at all.


Here are the standard Acer Recovery Instructions

1. Power on the machine
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings”
4. Click “OK” to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit.

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I have a 32gb SSD and a 750gb HDD on my Lenovo Ideapad that I'm trying to reinstall windows on, but I'm not
entirely sure how.

For reasons that I don't want to get into, I was forced to delete all partitions and reinstall Windows. Before doing so, I made a system backup image of my laptop and put that on an external drive. I went through the Windows installer and I seem to have somehow managed to accidentally install Windows 7 on both drives. This isn't really an issue in the grand scheme of things, but it may be a factor in my real problem.

After finally booting into a clean, untouched version of Windows, I tried restoring the previous form of my laptop by using the Recovery Control Panel. However, upon following the steps and selecting my external as the recovery source, I receive a nasty error message:

"The Windows Complete PC Restore operation failed.
Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original system disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation. (0x80042407)"

I find this to be very strange, as this is the EXACT same drive. Surely this must be a bug. My disk is DEFINITELY large enough.

Are there any steps I may have missed? Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot the exact underlying cause? After all, the size of the drive clearly cannot be the problem.

Thank you for your time!

A:Restoring Windows back up on my laptop

Is this one of those "hybrid" drives that has both an SSD portion and a standard spinning drive as part of a single unit?

Or do you in fact have 2 distinct and discrete hard drives?

I'd guess it's a hybrid and I'd guess that is the root of the problem.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management showing all drives if you are able to boot at all.

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I was given a toshiba satellite a135-s4727 laptop with windows vista.

The problem is I cannot factory restore it because it has a user password on it and the guest and administrator passwords are disabled. How can I factory restore it?

I tried holding zero while turning it on and it just makes a loud beep and doesn't do anything until I release the zero button. Then it just goes to the site where I have to put in the password.
Can anyone give me some advice on what to do?
 

A:Trouble factory restoring my laptop

Damn...didn't realize I couldn't receive help with this issue on the site.
 

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hey, well my Dell Latitude D620 (XP pro) has given up the ghost!
i have backed up all the files i want to keep and want to return the system back to factory settings.
i dont know if i have a partition to help me?? i have tried the Ctrl + F11 option and this did nothing! i can only get into my computer through safe mode btw
i have one disc titled drivers and utilities, dont think thats the disc i need is it?
can i create some sort of reinstallation disc maybe using another computer? or could i try find somebody running xp and use their disc?

please help, i need this computer for college!
 

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ive had several issues with my Toshiba satellite L300d laptop for a while and decided to back up all files and restore to factory settings, i kept getting an error message when using the repair function, it wouldnt allow me to restore and had an error message along the lines of HDD1 not found.
after several attempts with no success i must have pressed something on command prompt screen and something began to delete stuff. i cancelled that process and upon restarting the laptop i get an error message telling my i need to install windows recovery disk to resolve problem.
ive now got my hands on a vista installation disk as toshiba dont provide them. however when i try to boot from cd rom i now get a message PXE E61 media test failure, check cable.

im not completely at a loss as to what i can do to try and restore any life into this laptop.

any help would be greatly appreciated, if any further info is needed let me know.

thanks in advance

Barry
 

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I just received a windows 7 recovery disk that I ordered because windows won't boot at all. I put cd in I made sure to have it set up in BIOS to boot from cd. System recovery loads up asks me the country then I click next then select operating system u want to repair, but it seems it gets stuck there because there's just a blue circle spinning but hard drive light stop flashing n it's not on at all..so what can I do now. All I want to do is get my computer back to it's original setting. Please anyone help! Thanks

A:Need help restoring laptop to factory settings

Welcome
I will give you exactly what you are asking for, a computer like it was when you took it home.
No stuff, settings, SPs, pics etc. If this is what you want boot and continually hit f11 during boot
If you want to save your stuff first let me know.
If the original settings are not what you want there are other solutions we can try.

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Hi guys, i recently got a lot of viruses on my Toshiba laptop and i pretty much cant get onto the desktop because of it, so i decided to repair my laptop via disks, but when i get so far with it, it gives me this error message
"the file nvrd32.sys could not be found".
I have done a lot of Googling around and not yet found a solution so im posting this thread.
I have a Nvidia Quadro GFX card if that counts for anything.
I have 2 disks labeled "Drivers" and "XP SP2". I enter SP2 into the laptop and i still get the same message, can anyone help me out?
 

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I got hold of a Bauer Mini Laptop W107 that has a virus. I would just like to restore it to factory specs. I've tried hitting F3, F7 and/or F8 at boot with no luck. HELP!
 

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So , I restored my laptop to factory conditions and after that it was working fine. However the next day (was shut off during night) when i tried to turn it on. Everything loads like normal until windows start loading and the troubleshoot screen shows up and I can't pass it.   
 
does anyone know what to do ? 

A:laptop won't pass troubleshoot after restoring it ?

May be some files and applications are infetced from malware and viruses you need to scan it with windows defender in safe mode. After that scan your all drive and need to restart PC

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I am stuck on the page with the blue stip with www.dell.com written on it.

Below it is written "loading PBR for descriptor2...done"

It refuses to go beyond this point.

A:restoring OS on Dell laptop with Windows XP

and welcome to the Forum


What model? Are you using the Dell Reinstallation CD or the PC Restore feature?

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I need help with my laptop, which is a Compaq Presario.

I replaced the hard drive a few months ago, and I installed Windows XP onto it. It worked fine for a while but then, for whatever reason, it began to say "This copy of Windows must be activated before use. Activate now?" When you click, "OK," it said, "Windows has already been activated." When you clicked ok after then, it brings you back the beginning. It was a never-ending repetition...

So I decided to just start from scratch on my computer and restore everything. I put in this compaq restore CD that I found in my house and did everything the CD said to do. Towards the end of the CD process (at like 98%) it said "Too many errors found, restore must halt." And then it stopped. My computer restarted itself and it didn't go back to the "Windows must be activated, etc." but rather went to the screen that displays the different start up options. When it went to load normally, or in smart-mode, etc it wasn't able to load. This is expected...

I put in the Windows XP CD to attempt to install it onto the computer. After the set up window loaded, and I clicked install, it came up with message, "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer." Obviously, seeing as I just installed a new hard drive, there is a hard drive on the computer.

Please help me out. I need to get this laptop working by the end of the week.

Thank you.
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A:Problem with restoring hardware on laptop

It sounds like the hard disc is a SATA disc, which XP's installer will struggle to find without the correct hard disc controller file. I'm not quite sure how you managed to install from the first XP CD to be honest!

Did you try cleaning the Compaq restore CD, and then installing it again?

P.S. Telling us (if this is what you are saying) that you effectively cracked your activation isn't the best idea - Its illegal!
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to restore my Dell Inspiron 1750 to its factory condition. I installed Windows 7 awhile back but am giving the laptop to my mom and want to restore the factory settings.
My recovery, E drive is still intact with the factory.wim file.
Dell tech support told me to eff off so I turned to the internet.
I found another thread on this from the dell support forums,
Problems with Factory Image Restore on Dell Inspiron 1750 - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
but I couldn't follow the command prompt portion.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Restoring Vista to a Windows 7 laptop

That should work, but you may find there is an easier way.

Best to have some kind of bootable disk to hand - just in case ( I assume you have the win7 install dvd ).

1. boot into windows 7

2. look in disk management and check the dell recovery partition is a Primary partition ( dark blue )

3. Assuming it is, then rt click it and mark it Active.

4. Reboot pc - you should boot straight into Dell recovery/restore program.

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About a week ago I decided to restore my laptop and re-install windows. And now my laptop is extremely noisy, it's the gpu and cpu I think. I have checked for dust, there we're a bit there, but not much and I have removed it safely now. But still it's like a freaking jet plane. Specially when using Photoshop or playing heavy games. The laptop has always been a bit noisy, but now when using Photoshop etc, it blows up like hell! I think this is weird, since this wasn't an issue for me after i restored it. I have installed all drivers and updated them, nothing helps! What should I do? My laptop specs:

Operative system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~ 2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM (8gb ram)
DirectX-version: DirectX 11
GPU: GeForce GTX 675MX (7880 MB)

A:Laptop is extremely loud after restoring it

When the laptop is blowing hard, open the Task Manager and look on the Performance Tab. See what the CPU and RAM usage is.

Also do this test: start the laptop and go into the BIOS settings. Leave it there for 5 or 10 minutes and see if the high fan speed happens then.

If it doesn't in BIOS, then start Windows in Safe Mode. Again, see if the high fan happens there.

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Hi sorry if I got this in the wrong forum section but i'm new. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60.
I have windows vista home basic, and I want to restore my laptop to factory settings. I have no discs to do it with, so any other way?
Thanks for help.
 

A:Help Restoring Laptop to factory settings

Hi try here for the info http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...n&product=3768154&docname=c00809678#RecoverOS
 

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I have an ASUS laptop that has started running slow even tho I have run cleaners and virus scans etc. I don't have anything on there that I am concerned about losing. (Pictures, downloads etc.) I have decided I want to wipe the computer clean except for the Windows 7 operating system. I have burned a Windows 7 repair disk,. but have no other disks that came with it. I do have the product key for the OS.
How do I wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows 7?

I do have a good link to a torrent of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit addition. Which I assume I need to download and burn to disk???
From there,. what do I do to format my laptop to it's original factory state or with just the Windows 7 OS?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

A:Restoring my laptop to original factory state.

Hello StarvingArtist , Welcome to the Forums , on page 12 of the manual for your computer are directions for restoring your computer. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download K40IJ scroll down to manual Version E4564 use Global link.. unzip it.. by extracting all. open with adobe. and on page 12 is how to restore computer.
Let us know if you have any issues doing this.. but.. do not use a Utorrent ISO ..

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Hello please help me, my toshiba equium a300d 13x laptop has too many problems for me to list so i am wanting to restore it to its factory settings, i tried to make the the two recovery discs needed for this but an error appears when trying to make the second disc so i am unable to restore my laptop its driving me crazy! Ive heard that i can somehow restore it without the need for recovery disc how can i do this? ive looked on the toshiba website for help but its useless will someone please help me its getting to the point of me throwing the laptop out the window

Thanks

Amy
 

A:Need help restoring toshiba laptop to 'factory settings' !

Hi and welcome to TSG try tapping F8 on boot the recovery option should be there
 

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Hey, i was thinking about restoring my laptop to factory settings to take care of some fps issues ive been having for the last 10 months, since my laptop came without an OS disc does that mean that the OS is integrated into the laptop and that when i restore it i wont have to buy a new one?

Thanks
 

A:Question about restoring factory settings on my laptop

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Hey, i was thinking about restoring my laptop to factory settings to take care of some fps issues ive been having for the last 10 months, since my laptop came without an OS disc does that mean that the OS is integrated into the laptop and that when i restore it i wont have to buy a new one?

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Is it new? Does it still have a warranty? If it still has a warranty, take it back so you don't void the warranty.
 

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Hi everyone

I'm new here so please bear with me, I will try and explain this as easy as possible, I was using windows 8.1 on my Asus laptop, then by mistake I pressed a pop up from Microsoft that said install windows 10, well that was the start of it, I realized my mistake as soon as the windows 10 was downloaded, I didn't like it I couldn't find anything the layout was horrible, so I researched a way out, and was told got to settings, go to updates, then find the recovery button, then press the button that said go back to windows 8.
This was done and that's when the problem started, I left my laptop on for the best part of 6hrs, whilst the recovery was supposed to be happening, and it was going on and on, so when I went to bed I turned it off. Next day tried again, same thing, then it kept asking me about rebooting????? now its saying preparing automatic repair, what repair??? I am getting stressed will I lose all my stuff saved on my computer????

Any help will be much appreciated, I'm a complete novice when it comes to computers.

A:trouble with my Asus laptop restoring windows 8.1

** I should have used phrases like "you may" "you might" and so on; take the following in the spirit of possibilities, not any "commands" **
I know next to nothing about Windows 8, however, I do know Windows 7 Pro.
Did you make any full image OS partition backups before all of this happened?
If yes, restore that image.
If no, then, you will have to make a USB or DVD boot from something similar to Macrium Reflect. Booting that backup/restore utility, you can make a folders/files backup onto any known-good external media. In fact, maybe make two such backups onto two external media [external HDs probably would be best].
Afterwards, you will have to bite the bullet and use your Windows install DVD and reinstall Windows 8.
Don't have an install DVD? You will have to have others walk you thru finding and downloading your Windows 8 ISO from somewhere [I know not where].

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Hello, I am asking about a relatives laptop, that was running Windows 10. His HDD was getting bad, and we managed to backup his user account files to a couple of DVD's using the standard backup program. However, we could not get a full system image, as there were too many hard errors, and a chkdsk could not fix it. He sent it out to a repair shop, but the guys there got a bit lazy, and although they put in a new larger HDD and a fresh copy of WIN10, they did not even set up an account for him with a password! He logs in as "user", so I guess they just used some default!

My question is: If I attempt to use the user files backup, should I create the account first, THEN restore all the user file hierarchy backed up successfully prior to the repair, or is WIN10 backup clever enough to bring back all of the user security/credential/MIB records as part of the restore process? Our main interest is the Outlook PST email files (to see the old emails and archive again), but it would also be very useful for him to get the same C:/users/<name>/library folders as he had before. Thanks, TD

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Hi,

Just need a bit of help. I bought a HP Laptop and am unsatisfied with the battery Life. Under the terms of the retailer, I will not be able to return the laptop if it has been 'used'. The only thing I have done is turn the machine on and set up the user account for first use e.g "Mary" and browse a few websites. Is it possible to restore the laptop to the factory settings as I received it, meaning that if the retailer turns on the laptop he/she will be asked to set up a Windows 7 user account for the laptop and also things such as HP user/laptop registration will be prompted again etc? (So that they get the impression that the laptop has not even been used? The retailers are a major PC and Laptop selling company, would they be able to know if the laptop had been set up and used?

There exists a partition in the hard drive solely for recovery purposes. I am guessing this is what I need. Providing that the retailer will think that the laptop has never been used, and will be asked to set up a new windows account and asked welcome to your new windows laptop (or whatever that comes up) and the bloatware that comes with the HP laptop is all there, how would I go about restoring it to that 'new laptop' setting?

I hope you understood what I have meant. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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MorningI own an old Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop that I want to get rid of so therefore am trying to restore it to factory settings.However when I open Recovery Manager to restore the laptop to factory settings it doesn't let me. An error message flashes up for a split second and it stays stuck on the same option menu.Please can someone tell me how I can get past this step so that I can erase my personal data off of the laptop.Many thanks

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Hi,

I have got Dell Studio 1558 Laptop. When I received my laptop, the full 480 GB was in a single drive and using device manager i splitted into 3 drives.

Now, if I use Dell Restore to factory image option should it have some effect as the original c drive when shipped is currently less.

Just want to know this as I will be using this feature.

A:Restoring Factory Image in Dell Laptop

There is a good posibility that the dell restore will put it back exactly as you received it.
But you should remember that BACKUP! your data first is the watchword.

Rich

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Hi!
 
So I have this ASUS X-53U laptop that is showing some signs of wear and tear. I bought it as an ex-display model in 2011 and now the cracks are starting to show.
 
E.g. my USB ports are failing to work (one of them) and the other 2 will not recognise either data sticks nor my Iomega back up drive anymore.
 
I contacted ASUS and they recommended to take everything back to factory settings.
 
I can't really do that just yet as I cannot back up my data, but I have ordered an external hard drive (a WD which a friend had used on my laptop to back up files - and it worked!). So fingers crossed this new drive when it arrives will work, too!
 
Anyway - I have questions about taking things back to factory settings:
1. Apart from my personal files (docs, photos, music etc) what else do I need to back up?
2. I never got round to doing a Windows 7 recovery disc. I have a valid licence number - where and how can I download a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit so I can re-install it all? I would need to be able to burn it to DVD so I have some kind of boot-disc??
 
Lord help me!
 
Thanking all of you loads in advance!!!

A:Help needed with restoring laptop to factory settings

Have you looked into using the factory recovery partition?  There are quite few links on Google.
 
Phil

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