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Restoring a Think Pad X1 Carbon to factory settings

Q: Restoring a Think Pad X1 Carbon to factory settings

I have a Think Pad X1 Carbon that does not have a F11 in the restore
menu.

How can I restore this computer to factory settings without the
F11 in the restore menu?

Thank you,

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Preferred Solution: Restoring a Think Pad X1 Carbon to factory settings

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have come to the point where I need to restore my computer back to factory using the recovery disks...is there any way that I can save Network Connection settings? My wife works from home and doesn't want to lose those settings, as the IT guys at her job are loaded with many issues and asking how to set network connections so she may work from home is out of the question at this moment.

Thank you.
 

A:Restoring PC to factory...any way to keep some settings?

What Network Connection settings? The ones you see when in Network Connections you right click the connection and select Properties? You can always write them down or take some screen shots and then set them after the Recovery.
 

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Hello

I have an acer laptop that came installed with windows 8, and now i want to restore to factory default but i dont want to re download any of my files(over 100gb). Is there anything i can do to restore but still keep my files intact?

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Welcome to EightForums.

Always Backup your DATA files.

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the ACER version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
or
Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories
or check the main web site.
Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

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I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.

A:Restoring To Factory Settings

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nadnerb


I want to restore my laptop to factory settings, but I don't have a Windows 7 installation CD. I was just wondering if, when I restore to factory settings (since I don't have another point to restore to), will my laptop be wiped completely? Since I don't have any installation CDs or anything, I don't want to restore it to factory settings if it'll wipe it completely.

My confusion of the distinction is: will it wipe my laptop blank or restore it to the point it was at when I started it following purchasing it (all the basic programs and such already installed)?

Thank you for reading.


When you restore your computer to factory settings, your computer will be like it was when you powered it up the first time. You will lose all of your personal data along with your Windows settings and programs.

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Hi, I would like to restore my laptop to the factory settings.

When i tried to do the factory reset by pressing F11 during the startup am getting the error message as "Failed to Start Windows. A recent hardware or software might affected....." like this.

I don't have repair disk as well as the OS CD. I don't have both of these. Apart from this i tried to restore it to previous points that too didn't work.

So i would like to know how can i fix this problem without having the repair disk, OS CD, Bootable CD & backups. I dont have any of these to perform factory reset.

Please help me to solve this issue ASAP.....

Thanks in advance!

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It would be nice to now the Make & model of the Notebook.
As you are use F11, as Factory Recovery, sounds like a ACER.

Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

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I recently upgraded my vista home premium to a windows 7 ultimate but I don't like it. If i do a restore from factory settings, will I get my old settings with my vista back? I have a folder in a C drive "windows.old" which has all of the old settings/files/folders/drivers.

A:Restoring to factory settings?

Perhaps we can help you work through any specific problems you have with Win7.

If not: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 and my computer has been getting the blue screen, saying it had crashed or something of the sorts shortly logging in.
So I decided to Dell DataSafe it and restore the computer to the factory settings. After it was finished and showed the loading screen for windows 7 it brings me to the log in screen.
However, it only shows a blank spot to type in a username, and one for the password, also where the profile picture for the should be, there is not one there.
I tried typing in "Administrator" in the username box, but it comes up saying "This account has been disabled, see system administrator"

Please help I have school and this computer is really important toward my school work. Thanks.

A:Can't log in after restoring PC to factory settings.

If you did a factory restore its reset back to first time use. That window is asking you to create a user profile. Just type in what username you want to use and what password you want to use. Your old profile has likely been wiped clean and erased. I hope you backed up your data because its likely gone too. If you did what I think you did, your PC is back to the way it was the first time you turned it on.

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how do i restore to factory settings. I dont want to have to reinstall all the drivers

A:Restoring to factory settings??

Hiyya ed123 mate what machine have you got? usually it is just holding down or tapping an F(numeral) numeral or function key (Esc Del etc)on power up.

Look up your machines site - for example I know that to default my Toshiba laptops I just have to hold down 0 (zero) on power up and follow the prompts.

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ive tried restoring to factory setting but the driver to wifi isnt there how do i get it back
 

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Hi and Welcome,
With my Dell there was one recovery disc with the o/s on, one with drivers & a third with utilities - do you have the same?

Richard
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop and i have a lot of junk on it i don't need, how can i restore it to the way it was the day i got it?
 

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Hi and welcome

Many Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard drive.

What model is yours?
 

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As a favour to a friend, I'm cleaning there laptop from spyware/stupid crap they've done.

Restoring it to factory settings is (other than fully wiping the main drive) the only way fully clean it (Also really the only option due to the said person not having a recovery disk).

The infected laptop is a compacq I'm not too sure on the specific model, It's running Windows 7 32bit Home Premium.

Booting in to windows BIOS and trying to restore it to factory setting yealds a slight problem; a re-occurring warning before attempting to restore.

Warning, your laptop is currently running on battery power.
Recovery Manager requires that your laptop is plugged into an AC power outlet.

etc.

The battery is at full power, but the warning keeps me from continuing restoring factory settings even though I have the laptop plugged in.

Is there a way to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter? I've tried removing the battery and plugging in the laptop, it's receiving power but I can't boot it like that.

The Recovery Manager does not seem to be recognising that the Adapter is plugged in and I can't continue the recovery process because of this warning message.

Any help with this would be much appreciated, I've really not dealt with laptops and battery issues. As far as I know there are no hardware problems.

TL;DR How to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter?

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sounds like you need to enter the power settings through windows ?

just maybe a idea other then that it should switch over from battery to ac when plugged in

check windows power settings for laptops you might be able to swap power consuming mode and re-direct the power from portable to desktop use

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Recently I used subinacl to help me enable jscript. I used it to give me admin on all my registry files. I rebooted and clicked My Computer, but then it said i didn't have enough memory. So I read up on some things and it said I should do something to the permissions on Regedit. Well, now I could care less because every single file on my computer doesn't work, the links are broken, I can't access explorer...

I want to restore to factory settings and forget about whatever I was doing before.

So I have a Dell Inspiron, 1500 something... I don't have a boot CD, and i can't access system restore or control panel. I started it up (and i read that you had to hold Ctrl-f11) so i did, nothing happened and it continued to load windows in the same way. Then somewhere I read you had to press alt-f10. I did and it came up with a sort of prompt. it said...
"
Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7 Home Premium

Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition:3
Hard Disk: 75349890

[ ]
Click to expand...

I could type in between the brackets and press enter to load windows. I've goofed around with it and I don't even know if i'm at the right menu. I'm considering taking the computer to a repair place, but it's expensive.

Help. I might not respond since I need to have a CT scan done in about an hour. Please help.
 

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computer is an acer aspire m1610. having problems downloading aol software. trying to restore back to a certain date..purchased pc few days ago and only had a couple of restoring dates .. aol not letting me download software to get online. need to know how to restore back to factory settings. need advice
 

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If the computer did not come with recovery discs or you did not make your own then check the owner's manual or user guide for information on system recovery from a hidden partition on the computer's hard drive. Accessing the recovery program may require holding or tapping one or more keys during powerup.

NOTICE: Recovery will remove any files you have created or downloaded since purchasing the computer.
 

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Hi, I am currently running an Asus Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and I want to know how to restore the computer to just factory settings. The computer got ridiculously slow, so I figured I'd take this route. I don't have an installation disc, nor do I have a recovery disc. I bought the laptop at Best Buy.

I am kinda new to this so you're going to have to bare with me a little.

A:Help with restoring to Factory Settings

Hello Shiftclick, welcome to Seven Forums!

See if this info will work for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



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ASUS Recovery Partition

Using the Recovery Partition:
1. Press [F9] during bootup (requires a Recovery Partition)
2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]
3. Read the “ASUS Preload Wizard” screen and click Next.
4. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option will delete only the first partition, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard disk drive and create a new system partition as drive “C”.

Recover Windows to entire HD with 2 partition.
This option will delete all partitions from your hard drive and create two new partitions “C” (60%) and “D” (40%).
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.

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hi i have imedia 3034.my problems started on 20th jan,when my 8 yr old son try to download ie8,since then can not connect to the internet,system restore not working.i,ve tried everything that people have told still no joy.took pc in to repair shop they say it has to cleaned and restored,they say it's because of ie8 plus it had viruses.i could not find any viruses.it only got cleaned one week before christmas at a cost 60 now they want another 60.how can i get it back to factory settings.what recoverer disc do i need all so what drivers do i need please help .safest site to download them.how do i restore windows will it still be on when i get back to factory settings?
 

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Hi, so yeah I've got an Inspiron pc from dell and I simply want to know how to restore my pc back to factory settings cause it has too many viruses than I can handle . If u guys at tech guy could help that'd be totes brill THANKS A BUNCH
Toodloo
 

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There are so many Inspirons. If you want help, you need to supply the exact model of Inspiron.
 

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i have a dell inspiron 1420 laptop with windows vista home premium. i have caught a virus and need to restore my laptop to factory settings. it came with some disc to restore my laptop but i dont know how. could someone help me?

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Hi and welcome to TSF this will get you back to factory settings
Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive back to its original factory configuration as when you first ordered it from Dell. This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed with Windows Vista? and does not include computers purchased through the Express Upgrade promotion or computers that were upgraded to Windows Vista from another version of Windows.

NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.

Restart the computer. To do this, click Start ? ? Restart.


As the computer restarts, press <F8> until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.


NOTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.


Specify the language settings that you want, and then click... Read more

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Hey all,

I have just bought a Macbook, and selling my 4 year old trusty Packard Bell laptop to a friend. It works perfectly ok, albeit abit slow but good for basic e-mails, chat and things like that.

So.. my question is, how do I restore factory settings? I want ALL of my data off, and for the laptop to be as 'empty' as it was when I bought it.

When I bought it it had Microsoft Word already installed - will that stay installed after I've restored the settings?

And here's the annoying part.. I don't have the CD that came with it when I bought it. No idea where it is but must have disappeared while moving houses.

By the way, sorry if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure about where to post it.

Any other tips?

Cheers
 

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Help please,

I restored the factory settings on my dell studio 17 laptop today and now i cannot connect to the internet. It cannot find any networks, it says i do not have a wireless network adapter installed? How do i get this back? I had a disc that came with the computer that had drives on it but when it came to downloading the communication part of it- it said cannot find MODEM? Is this connected to the reason why i cant find my network?. I have a wireless router and a broadband provider but i cannot get it to work. Can anybody help me?

A:Help after restoring factory settings

Hi and welcome to TSF the driver your looking for is the wifi please check in device manager and see what others are flagged with either a yellow ! or red Xs you can get all the drivers from the dell support site by using the service tag number Welcome to Dell Technical Support

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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9300.

I need to restore it to factory settings.

I do not have the original XP Disc or anything like that.

CTRL-F11 has not been working for me.

Help please?

P.S. I read something about Super Grub Disk and how it could help me recover but I have no idea of how to use it.
 

A:Solved: I need some help restoring to factory settings.

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Hello all. I am new to the site so bare with me as I will do be best to decscribe my problem here. A friend of mine had just gotten a new laptop and I was playing with it over his house and he showed me that you can project the picture on your monitor onto a bigger TV. So I went home to try to do the same. I had an extra DVI cord so I connected one end from the back of my MONITOR into the back of my Sony Bravia. The TV had a message saying no response from PC. I shut down my system and tried again, same problem. The third time I hit the Left most monitor button to switch imputs thinking that probably was what I needed to do. I did that and still no signal to the TV. I gave up and hit the left most button again to go back and just get back into Windows. As I went back into windows NVidia program came up guiding me through some stuff asking me what resoultion the Tv was and stuff so I did all that and crossed my fingers I would see the image on my TV but I was out of luck and still no response from TV. AFTER that I switched back the the regular imput only to see this Analog Input Self Test Feature Check with four boxes under it. I can not see anything besides this and when I flick back to the input I tried to get the Tv working on it says "Digital Input Cannot Display This Video Mode optium resoultion 1280x1024 60Hz" I think my video card is confused just as much as I am . Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thank you.

A:Need Help restoring monitor factory settings

Try hitting the monitor button on the left again to remove the message on the scren and get to the Invidia options through the Control Panel/Invidia icon and set it to single monitor. Next time use the INvidia icon to setup a second monitor.

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Hello. I've had a lot of recent issues with my system, which was all mentioned in a previous post on TSF. I've come to the point where I just want to completely restore it back to the original factory settings.

I've tried many things, but you can only go back a few months or to a date you saved as a restore point. Unfortunately, I can't even do that anymore since the start of this BS. I am not looking for possible fixes for all the issues that brought me to this conclusion. An original factory setting restore must be done.

I have a Dell XPS 600 with Microsoft XP as part of the included software, when I purchased it new from Dell.

I can't ask Dell for help, as recommendations from one of their techs caused my computer to pretty much crash. Because my warranty is expired, they want me to now pay for their help (even though their tech was responsible) to fix it. I refuse. Any advice, (besides buy a Mac; as I am starting to take a serious look into their products due to my continuing problems), is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reading.

A:Need help restoring factory settings to Dell xps 600

Try pressing ctrl and F11 together on boot up. I assume you do not have restore DVd's supplied by Dell?

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Hi all,I'm thinking of restoring my T61 to factory condition, but I don't know how. I don't have a Lenovo backup CD available, and I doubt they'll ship a CD to my country (Vietnam), so I need instructions on how to restore using the ThinkVantage button. Please give me thorough instructions, as I'm no expert on computers.Thanks in advance.

A:Restoring Lenovo T61 to factory settings?

1. Press the blue thinkvantage button during initial startup of the laptop.2. Then select restore to factory condition.3. Choose full factory restore.This would only work if the T61 still have the recovery partition intact.

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can anyone advise as to how to restore the computer to factory settings.

i have an advent computer which is running windows xp but we have a lot of rubbish and viruses on it so have been advised to wipe the computer back to it's original state.

has anyone done this in the past or can advise me.

thanks.
 

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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 there people, i asked a question on here a while ago and was given some excellent advice. Any way, just recently i gave an old-ish guy an old Toshiba laptop running Windows XP with a 3G dongle to get him started. All went well for a while, However i recently uninstalled the 3G dongle whilst doing some work on the laptop and was trying to install a vodafone dongle. Now neither dongle will reinstall. Second problem i have is i want to reset the laptop to factory settings ( I.E out of the box ) i dont have anysoftware to do this does anybody know of a way this could be done? I know you guys are really busy, but also an invaluable source of help. Any help would be soooo greatly appreciated.

Thanks pete.

P.S restoring to factory settings is the most important if the other questions cant be answered. I just want to hook up an old guy with the outside world, thats just my way of doing something nice for a lonely man.
 

A:windows xp and restoring factory settings

Is there a restore partition on this laptop?
What's the model number?
You may be able to use an XP disk of the same type(Home or Pro) to reinstall, using the Key that should be affixed to the computer.
 

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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 am having major problems restoring my dell xps computer to factory setting. I want a full clean and go thru all the options. It gets to the black start screen and says it is resetting. However after a couple of minutes the blue screen comes back on and says "there was a problem resetting your pc. No changes were made. "
Please help me with this problem. Thank you. JD

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I have Windows XP Media Center and would like to format my hard drive to restore it to factory settings. I've already backed up all data.

The problem is that my computer didn't come with installation CDs. Instead, the restore files were on a D: drive. I had called Dell technical support about a blue screen of death that resulted from accidentally pressing the MediaDirect button while the power was off, and the technician had me restore my computer. However, the D: drive was also removed, so I can no longer format my C: drive.

I recently spoke with another technician who tried to sell me pricey contracts so that he could remove viruses and such, but I'd rather have the ability to format my hard drive whenever I please. He said that there is still a way to format my hard drive without the CDs, but he couldn't tell me (since he would lose the sale).

Is it still possible to restore my computer to factory settings now that the backup drive was deleted? Is there any cheap way of getting the files again (legally)? I'd rather not pay $130 or something to have him clean my computer or pay roughly as much for the CDs.

A:Restoring my computer to factory settings

If you give Dell a call again they should be able to provide you with Dell restore disks. They may cost but not very much. In the UK they cost about ?15.00 which is about $25.00 I think.

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I'm having trouble restoring my Toshiba Satellite C50-B to factory settings. I've followed the instructions on 3 different you tube videos about holding zero down and turning power on, but when I get to the options, none of them will let me do it. It fails. Also, this computer didn't come with a disc for doing it. How can I get through this problem?
 

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Hi

I am about to do a factory settings restore for my Sony Vaio laptop,by using F10,while booting it up.
Can I please know if the drivers will be retained atleast the basic ones like sound card drivers or Video(display drivers) or should I download the same and create a backup??
and can anyone please help me to a link where i can download and get sony Vaio Drivers?

thanks
SD

A:Drivers- Restoring Factory settings

and welcome to the Forum

The F10 restore feature should return the system to the state it was shipped so drivers should be there. You can find updated ones at the Sony Support Site

Be sure to backup any data you cherish . . it will be wiped when you restore

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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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Hey!
I have an old XP desktop computer that I wanted to restore completely before putting it away. However there are two problems. I cannot find the restoration CD, and when I go to system restore there is no option to restore the PC to factory settings. Can I restore it to factory settings in some other way?

Thanks in advance!

A:Restoring XP to factory settings not working

Hello Jupiter and welcome to PCHF

In the old XP days most OEM manufacturers like Dell or HP for example gave the XP reinstall disk with the machine and then they stopped providing the disk and set the machine so that you could take it back to a factory condition, this still applies today.

I'm curious as to what you mean by putting it away, are we talking about a lengthy period?

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How do I go about doing this?

Do I, make note of the programs I need to re-install?
Then go to Computer > D: > Recovery?

Thanks
Jake

A:[SOLVED] Restoring to factory settings?

I run the Belarc Advisor . . it will show you what devices you have so that you can get the drivers ( preferable ahead of time ) and what applications are installed and their instalaltion keys

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i have tried to do a factory reset on afriends hp mini 110. All seemed to be going to plan until i got the message "set up is preparing your account for the 1st time" The comp then goes to the welcome page before displaying the message " windows could not complete the installation.to install windows on this computer restart the installation"
I have tried everything over the last couple of days but now think there may be a problem with the hard drive.
Any help would be appreciated.
o/s is windows 7 starter
 

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I have just purchased a new pc and want to sell my old one, it is a Packard bell pc imedia S3210 running wind 7 home premium. I don't want anyone to be able to get my info/passwords etc so need to restore it back to factory settings. my question is this.
if I do this re store who ever purchases it will they be able to use it , I assume they will have to install IE, FF etc to be able to use it
 

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Hi
My pc was running really slow then screen went blank. Returned for repair under warranty, and motherboard/bios replaced they were a bit vague about what exactly they'd done. It was still slow, internet explorer disappeared from start menu, and could not be found installed on the pc. Not a big problem because I use Firefox or Chrome. Norton stopped working. Malwarebytes, Superantispyware found trojans, spybot found registry entries . In the end I restored it to factory settings, but its still running slow, despite 200+ updates. I haven't put my files back on the pc because I'm not sure if the external backup is infected as well. In particular, the browsers no matter which one, EI, FF or Chrome, are still really slow to load and usually stop responding while loading home page (yahoo). Surely there cant still be an infection? The scans have come up clean, so whats going on?

I'd be really grateful for any help or suggestions.
 

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I'm trying to revert my computer (Dell Inspiron 9400 with Windows XP Media Center) to factory settings using the installation CD. Every time I've used one in the past, I've simply had to confirm that all files would be permanently lost. However, this time it's giving me options to recover or delete an existing partition.

When it asks where I want to install the OS, I assume I'd choose the C drive; do I first delete the existing partition (it looks something like C: Partition2 [NTFS], but that's from memory as I forgot to bring the paper I wrote it down on) and then reinstall the OS?

A:[SOLVED] Restoring to factory settings

did you add any partitions to your computer? normally you should not have to do a thing to your partitions. since it is the original cd it should do the same as you have done in the past, just skip the options to recover or delete.

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Currently I am running off of a Windows XP Home Edition. When I first plugged it in I had just resolution problems and windows opening up off of the available screen space. I even changed resolutions, etc. after fishing out the Display Settings window from the abyss. I tried rebooting and going into safe mode but once I got to the Settings screen, my arrow keys would not let me travel there.

I figured since I really don't have anything but the Internet and messengers on this computer that I'd just restore the computer to factory settings. The problem? I don't know how. I am pretty sure I have all of the CDs, but if someone could give me a step-by-step that would be excellent. I could read it off of the laptop as I work on it. Try and make it as clear as possible

Thank you for any help!
 

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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 all

I have an advent 6552, windows vista, and I want to restore it to the factory settings. It told me online to press f8 to bring up an option to repair computer. This option is not on my list when I press f8. Is there any other way of doing it.?? I have tried in the control centre but can't find anything.

Thanks
 

A:Problem with restoring to factory settings

Advent 6552 Laptop

Scroll down to the recovery section.

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I have an Acer Aspire 7720G laptop. It started playing up and won't load up windows or do anything. Just goes to a screen saying insert boot disk but I don't have one. I downloaded an ISO and created a UBUTU boot disk. Re-configured the start up process so that cd drive boots first thus being able to start the thing up. Is there now anything I can do to get it back to the way it was before it stopped working and use windows. If not then how do I factory reset at this stage ?
 

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My computer has so much clutter on it as well as viruses and spyware. I would like to just start from scratch again. I have saved all of the important files on there. Could someone direct me as to how to go about restoring my computer to the factory settings?

A:Restoring my computer to Factory Settings

You will need the Original Operating system CD, Motherbaord CD and the CD's for any other driver disks that are required sound card, SATA ect...
after you have backed up all your important data.
Enter into your Bios and change your boot sequince to boot CD first . reboot with the OS CD in the drive. When it starts Do a clean install including a format of the drive. Some people like to run a Zero fill on there drive just to make sure that no old data is left on the drive this can be done with Boot Nuke http://dban.sourceforge.net/

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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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First of all I want to apologise if I have posted this in the wrong place, I am really not computer savvy!

I recently bought a netbook for use at University. My University recommended and supplied an antivirus software, which prevented my computer from accessing the internet. After phoning the anti virus support, they said it wasn't their problem and after phoning the university, they told me that they needed to restore the computer to factory setting (which I suspected all along)

After booting the advanced boot menu on start up, I first tried starting in the last known good configuration, that didn't help, but then it told me to boot with the reset CD in the disk drive. I have the disk, however on my netbook, I don't have a disk drive!

I know I could buy an external disk drive, but I don't really want to spend more money than I already have!

Any help will be much appreciated!

A:Restoring to factory settings without a disk drive.

You could use someone else's computer to put that Rescue DVD onto a USB thumb drive and use that.

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I have an HP touchsmart tx2-1377nr. I recently restored it to the factory settings but now my wireless wont work. I have tried to download the wlan driver from the Hp website but it does not seem to be working. I also downloaded the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, but everything just says n/a and that no adapters are available.
 

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