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Q: how to restore hp probook 4540s to factory settings

I'm having issue restoring my laptop to factory new. I do i have hp disk with the purchase with my laptop, however i have no idea how to restore the laptop to factory new with the disk.

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A: how to restore hp probook 4540s to factory settings

Hi, I hope below link should help you. Please Back up all personal files and read all caution statements before performing a system recovery Performing an HP system recovery: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 Thanks,Karthik




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no disk was provided at purchase and a user set admin password. Must get in to restore to original settings upon purchase. The F11 key for restore is not available when esc key is pressed during start up.How do I get inside this computer???
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A:Restore HP Probook 4520s to factory settings

Hi, See if you can remove the Admin Password - see Here.  When done, try option 1 in my previous post.  Otherwise, the only other options are to order Recovery Disc, or if notebook came with Windows 7, try the following. There may be a work around if you have ( or can borrow ) a retail Windows 7 installation disc that is exactly the same version as your OEM installation - ie if your notebook came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit this is the exact retail version you would need. If you have access to this, just use the retail disc to perform the installation, enter the activation key found on the underside of your notebook when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software load normally bundled with OEM installations. http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx Any additional drivers you may need can be found starting Here. Regards, DP-K?

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Hello!Please help solve the problem, I have HP ProBook 4540s Notebook (product: H5J85EA), there is a need vocstanovit operating system with built-in restoration, but there is a problem - it some service areas previously reinstalled the operating system by hand and have been cleaned, but the section with the image operatsioonoy system (HP_RECOVERY, HP_TOOLS) nebyli removed. Tried to use HP Cloud Recovery but there is a choice to download the image is given only to Windows 7 Pro, and I was originally running Windows 8 Pro.How can I restore operation restore by pressing F11, or how to install HP Recovery Manager that would restore the licensed version of the image has already been under set of Windows?Sorry for my English, I use a translator.

A:HP ProBook 4540s (H5J85EA) does not work system restore

Unfortunately, the recovery media is not a downloadable product. If the notebook is older than three years, the recovery media is no longer maintained in inventory nor sold by HP. If the recovery partition was deleted, then  recovery by pressing F11 and using the recovery manager is no longer a viable option. Which language do you need for the Windows 8.1 ISO? Is it Russian? I am basing that on the product number you provided. Try the following Microsoft global website to download a Windows 8.1 ISO.https://www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/software-download/windows8  

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I cannot get past the black screen error message not allowing me to get into Windows 10 to access reset options.  Can I download a factory reset usb flash drive?

A:How do I revert back to factory settings in a HP Probook 655...

annualman17 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?This is important as the recovery/reset method is different for the two situations.We can proceed when you provide the answers.

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Hello, my mother in-law bought a Hp ProBook 450 G1 and they set up a profile to lock computer.After creating the profile, they forgot the password to get in. When you put power button on,it shows login with user ID:Enter password then just below enter password,it says Audible Alerts:DisabledPress F5 to enableCan someone please help me to reset factory settings or to get in..??

A:How can i reset factory settings of a locked Hp probook 450 ...

Your mother-in-law will need to contact HP support to resolve the issue. She might have to send it to an HP Service Center to get this issue resolved. Enterprise class notebooks have very stringent security implementations.  They are not at all like consumer class products.  

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I have a ProBook 4430s running Windows 7 64-bit. A year ago I made the mistake of upgrading to Windows 10. Prior to performing this upgrade I was able to access my 5G wifi connection. After the upgrade I was no longer able to find this connection. I was only able to find the 2.4g band. I researched the issue and it seemed that I needed to find and install an upgraded wifi driver. After much more research and trying different drivers I was unable to accomplish my desired goal. I finally decided to bag Win10 and go back to Win7. I reinstalled Win7 64-bit. However, I am still unable to find the 5G band. My next step seems to be to try to recover the laptop to factory settings and see if that fixes the issue. However, I can't seem to find the factory reset. Can anyone offer assistance on one of the two following options? 1. Running the factory reset program.2. Alternatives on finding the right driver or method of turning the 5G wifi band back on. Thanks much Doug [email protected]

A:Need to restore Probook 4430s to factory

Hello @Doug_Harding Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. This is a public forum visible for the entire world. The forum is full of users like you, volunteers like me and some HP employees. You do not communicate with HP Support officially here. Please, edit your comment to remove your personal email from your post to avoid issues with fake emails/spammers/etc.   If you want to return the PC to factory default condition and if you never created your own HP recovery media,  you will have to use original HP recovery media. In order to use the correct kit, it is very important to find your product number (PN) - here is how >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Write the PN down. After that, please, visit this 3rd party company's website >> http://www.computersurgeons.com/search.aspx?searchterm=4430s and search for the correct recovery media based on your product number. After you receive the media, you will need to boot from them (first one). Here are the full instructions >> http://hp.dezide.com/ts/start.jsp?guide=HPSystemRecovery.net&as=true&section=ccweb&SFS=tdoc&language... Follow the instructions. Hope this helps. Let me know if you face difficulties.

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Dear All,

i have a HP Probook 4520s (now out of warranty) and i want to bring the same to factory condition bcoz of virus issues.

Now, on various forums i read there is an option of F11 for recovery manager, which is not working in my case.

1) In Disk management I can see my recovery partition (15 gb) but with no option of making it active.

2) My recovery partion is more like a folder in C: HP_RECOVERY_mountHPSF

What can be the best way to restore to the factory condition. This is a legitimate Windows 7 copy and therefore i do not want to install some other copy, also there could be issues with drivers and all.

I would really appreciate if the forum members can help me in resolving the issue.


Regards,

Nik

A:Not able to restore my HP Probook 4520s to factory condition

Hallo Nik
Visit the following site and see the solution of your problem.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...gs/td-p/887223
Remember to backup your files before attempting the solution.
Good luck

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Well i have a gateway computer and windows 7 i have lost the cd and i have no access to the admin account since i have forgot the password so im on a standard user account and i need to do a system restore.
 

A:System Restore/Restore to factory settings without admin access.

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Attempted to up-date to Windows 10. Couldn't do it. Microsoft (MS) Tech tried to do it and couldn't do it. It seems there are some security tools that must be removed as they are incompatable with Windows 10. MS tried to remove and couldn't do it. He said they were on the mother board and when he tried to remove them they just kept coming back so once again he couldn't do it. He said contact HP and they could do it. Unable to find anybody at HP that can do it. As you can see nobody can do it so I guess it just cannot be done. That is unless some fine person out there has discovered a way to do it. If thats the case please tell me ho wo do it.

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Hi, I have a HP ProBook 4540s and it currently has a BIOS password which I don't remember. Is there any way I can either wipe the password to be null or somehow have it bypassed?  Thanks,

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my computer has urgently shut down and i dont know the reason why

A:HP 4540S PROBOOK

That is what we are going to try to figure out. Do a hard reset: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 Now plug in just the AC adapter. Hit the power buton. What happens?   

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i just bought a probook 4540s from my local school  because they where getting rid of there old computers and it wont let me even get past the administrator login so i can change the settings and there is no f11 option. please help me figure out how to get it taken care of because im planning on giving it to my sister as soon as i can get it back to factory settings. 

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I just have a quick question that i have not been able to find online anywhere and am wondering if you can provide some resolution for me. When I access the BIOS by clicking the F10 key on my laptop when I boot it I get the below environment which seems to be what everyone gets Now my question is if there is anyway to access a more "user friendly" BIOS layout like every other laptop/computer has shown below. I find that I don't have access to every option on my laptop in the BIOS that is currently present and I have the F60 BIOS which is the most recent one but most things are grayed out and I can't change things like the RAM speed or anything like that so I feel like I actually have no control over my system

A:BIOS for Probook 4540s

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Good day my Hp pro book 4540s is faulty and i didnt find it fixed yet..so you guys should help me out with ideas or what to do.i bought a new battary and plug it in but the will be seeing it charging and when i unplug it ithe system short down..so i will need to use charge stairght from the socket before the system can on back..so whats the solution?

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I found that my Probook 4540s sometimes cannot boot. I have to use the trick applied to 4530s: remove battery, press power button for 40s, put the adapter. Sometimes the trick works, sometimes it doesn't.  Is this a bios issue? Any solution for this?













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A:HP Probook 4540s cannot boot - sometimes

Well did you try reseating the memory? Has the computer worked since you have upgraded the memory? Also are the memory chips the same speed? If your running two different speed chips it could cause this issue.  ThanksSean

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Hi,  i have one bizzare problem. My HP probook  4540s is not recognising USB drives larger then 8 gb. (in my computer or disc management)  All drivers are installed. What should i do ?  

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I am just wondering whether I can put a eGPU on my HP Probook 4540s to play some of the more modern games and some of the games that are a few years old now on something like high to ultra graphics. I'm thinking something along the line of a NVIDIA GTX 960 or 970ish. I actually even found some GeForce GTX 1050's at a cheaper price so is there a way I could connect something like that to this laptop. It would be cheaper then trying to save for an actual gaming rig at this time. Thank you for any replies its much appreciated.

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HiI tried to update to W10 and failed with OXC 1900200 which suggests a compatibility issue. It is unclear on the HP website if this model supports W10 -  HP has not tested your PC model for upgrade to Windows 10.If your Windows 7 or 8 PC was manufactured before August 2013 or is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, HP cannot confirm it can be upgraded to Windows 10.  Can anybody offer an advice if the 4540S supports the W10 upgrade and if so any advice on what may be causing the error. ThanksJohn

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I have a new ProBook 4540s notebook that I shut down over the weekend. I am not sure if I put it into hibernate, sleep, or what as I am still getting use to it. When I tried to turn it on (not plugged in) I got nothing. So I plugged in the power cord and hit the power button again. All it did was the LED above the cord plug blinked about 8 times and nothing else. I let it "charge" overnight and tried again in the morning. Nothing but a blinking LED. I Googled the problem and it said to take the battery out, unplug, and hold the power button down for 20 seconds. I plugged it back in but left the battery out, and still the same thing - flashing LED. HELP! Thanks.

A:My new ProBook 4540s will not turn on

Hey SBProBook,Do any other LEDs blink? Take a look at this document and let us know if you see any matches to these patterns:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443366




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Hi, I ve been using a Probook 4540s from the year 2013. Today while I was reading a book (offline) my display stated to give some unclear pictures. Pictures were moving up and down and gave overlapped scences. Please refer the attached GIF or click here to understand the scenario (Link to GIF https://giphy.com/gifs/QzGO4cPW76wUM ) I updated the Intel Video Driver also but it could not solve the issue. Then I restarted the computer. During the boot process I realized it is not a software issue as the dispaly was acting the same. I feel this is like a hardware issue in the display or the ribbon cable.Please look at this and help me solve the case. Highly appreciate your coordiantion on this. Thanks,Isuru Reference Image

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Hi everyone!HDD on my notebook died so I want to buy SDD for it but I have no idea which are compatible with Probook 4540s. How do I know an SDD is compatible with my notebook?Ty

A:SDD compatible with ProBook 4540s

HI. These SSDs would be compatible: -Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD-Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB-Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB-1 TB Samsung 850 Evo-SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB-Crucial MX300 525GB-Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB-1 TB mushkin Reactor HP - Compaq> 4540s ProBook https://www.kingston.com/es/memory/search?devicetype=3&mfr=HEW&line=ProBook&model=77881 Regards.

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Hello! My ProBook 4540s was working fine until a half hour ago, when I unplugged it to move it and then attempted to plug it back in, and it stopped charging.  When plugging in the power cord (that came with the ProBook when I bought it around 18 months ago), the light above the power jack (and no other lights) flashes white 9 times. I've tried following this fix I found on Google: 1. Turn off the notebook2. remove the battery3. remove the charging adapter4. press + hold the power button for 40 seconds5. insert the charging adaptor only6. press the power button and it supposedly continues but I get stuck at this point, because even plugged in, my ProBook won't start up without the battery in also. Is this a know problem/is there a fix for this?

A:ProBook 4540s not charging

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Hi, I have a DELL XPS All in One 2710, bought 17/01/2013, OS Windows 8. It will not upgrade to Windows 10 and stopped connecting with the router/internet. Decided to format it back to factory settings. Tried F8 and CTRL F11 and it didn't work. Tried to go through Windows .. Recovery & Restore ... it goes to 'Inistialise Backup and Migration ... then stops ... any ideas would be great because I have tried everything to restore to factory settings.

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hello there ,
i have a problem with my Asus laptop.
my problem is that after updating to windows 10 and then clean install it , i lost my option to restore factory settings.
i have read lot of threads here , and tried many options but always failed !

i have noticed that i should have the recovery partition and the recovery wim file in it.
i have the partition recovery and wim file ! . ( called install.wim !)
i have tried Asus Backtracker and got this message :


many of you gonna say check your USB disk , no i have tested my USB and it's work fine ! it has 32 Gb of storage and it's ok i have formatted it and used it many times and its work well .
F9 is not working , no restore factory settings.
this is the partition list ,
thank you.

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hi my computer was used by my family for ages and so many viruses have been downloaded.
i have had enough and just want it to go back to factory settings and start all over again.
i do not have a back up disc or restore cd i just have the computer.

is there anyone smarter then me who can please help me to restore it back to factory settings?

It is a laptop running on windows XP
 

A:Restore to FACTORY SETTINGS

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My dad gave me this older laptop, it's  a HP Pavilion Xt512 the OS is Windows XP, I do realize that this particular PC and OS is not supported anymore, BUT is it possible to just reset this thing back to the factory settings. It will only be used for my kids, to play games on and what not, or do homework. I have tried the F11 thing, nothing happens, I have also tried going in to the Disk Management, and there was no Partition for HP recovery, so that didn't work. Also, there is no option for 'System Recovery" or "PC Recovery" I don't have any discs for it. Is there anything, anything at all that I can do??? Thanks all

A:Trying to restore my PC to factory settings. PLEASE HELP!

Hi In the   ' Is there anything, anything at all that I can do?' I can suggest you look at an educational version of Linux, like QuimoSugarSoaS (Sugar on a Stick)EdubuntuDoudouopenSUSE:Education-Li-f-e which can resurrect old hardware.  



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i have an acer aspire T180, the boot manager is compressed, i have a repair disk but i cant scroll down to change the boot priorities. so now im trying a factory restore by using alt and F10, wen i click on restore to factory settings it asks for a password, ive tried six zeros and an administrators password already, really dont know wat else to do, help would be much appreciated

A:restore factory settings

If you remove the CMOS battery from your motherboard (the little shiny silver battery about the size of a nickel) and leave it out for about a minute, it'll clear your passwords. However, it'll also clear out any custom settings you had set in your BIOS as well. However, it should let you get past the issue with the admin password.

Just for grins and giggles, did you just hit ENTER without entering a password? If you didn't set up a password to begin with, you may just need to press ENTER and be in business. Try that first.

Let me know.

Good day!

Mike

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I am trying to restore an old Dell Dimension running Windows XP to original factory settings. I want to sell the computer so I want it to be restored and have any info I have on it wiped off.

I have tried Ctrl-F11 at startup hitting it on the screen where it has the Dell screen before it gets to the Microsoft Windows screen, but it just is not working. At first I had a Diskette 0 error and so I read online about how to go in to the BIOS and turn off the Diskette drive. So I did that and I no longer see that error but I still just cannot get into the setup screen in order to do a System Restore.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Help! Trying to restore PC to factory settings

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hey my name is Santana,
I'm trying to use the System Recovery function mentioned in the manual to restore the 1201N to factory configuration because I need to return it. I've tried several times to get to System Recovery by pressing F9 during bootup but I never get to it. Instead I see the Windows boot menu. I have turned off Boot Booster in the BIOS but this does not help. Can anyone help me with accessing the System Recovery function? Thanks! i have also read the manual is there any other way?
 

A:Restore to factory settings?

I found this post (http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=20&model=Eee+PC+1201N&id=20100127075959234&page=1&SLanguage=en-us explaining how to access System Recovery and mentioning that you can be misled by the 'loading Windows' message because the System Recovery partition also loads a version of Windows. It also mentions that you can boot from a System Recovery CD if, for example, you've deleted your recovery partition.
 

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I have a Gateway GT5654 desktop running vista.
I want to recover my system to factory settings using the gateway recovery console.

I choose recovery from gwr console and it ask if i want to reboot. i say yes, computer shuts down and restarts. i see the gateway recovery pop up and then ask for a password.
there is a drop down menu there also where you can choose guest, administrator,user

It is already set on administrator
If i just click enter it says system has been locked by administrator.

I have never put in a password on this computer. i checked in my bios but no password is set.
I checked users and no password there either.
 

A:Restore Factory Settings

Better check the manual. Maybe there is a default one.

There may also be a setting in the Gateway settings inside Windows about whether to password-protect the recovery.
 

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I have a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop, it blue screens frequently and I wondered if restoring the factory setting will fix the problem?

If so how do I go about doing this? I have all the discs the laptop came with including 2 with drivers & 1 with operating system.

Another reason for wanting to clear the laptop is that I need to uninstall a program, which currently wont uninstall due to an error to do with setup.exe?!

Any help would be much appreciated, as im no expert when things go wrong!
 

A:Restore Factory Settings?

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OK anyone who is reading this...........help meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!I have a laptop which I no longer use. it has Vista and XP loaded. I cancelled 3 as, at the time, I needed to use it away from home thus it has now no internet access. how the hell to clean the little fella so as to get rid of all my personal info? I tried creating a new account as administrator and wiped everything successfully, however, I did a restore and it's all back again. anyone got any ideas? to take it to a computer guru will cost $157.00 which is nearly as much as I am asking for it.
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A:restore to factory settings.

Hi,

When you say you did a restore are we talking about the Windows System Restore feature, or did you use the original restore discs that came with your laptop? If you haven't tried already, assuming you have them to hand, try them and see how it goes. Also how far does your 'personal info' stretch, is it just files and folders or does this also include applications and settings you set up after original purchase? If it's just files you want to lift from the laptop you could just use an external hard drive or USB flash drive if you have one, and simply drag and drop the files onto there. Finally, can you please post your system specifications here? This may help us to better assist you.

Post back here and let me know how this goes, or if you still have problems.


Regards,

Jon.

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I would like to restore my whole PC and delete everything off it so basically restore it to when I first got it..but for some reason when I try to click the opition  it will not allow me to do so. It is windows 10 and it says " there is a problem resetting your PC , no changes has been made " ...help please

A:I want to restore my PC to factory settings

Use a Windows 10 RS1 .iso and Perform a Clean Install:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

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i have just brought a new laptop. I got a bit excited and downloaded to much software etc and made to many changes. now Im not happy with it!

should i restore to factory settings and start fresh?

THANKS

A:Should I restore my factory settings

Restoring to factory settings is a good idea, but before that, back up your user dara and other data (documents, music, movies, pictures etc) externally.

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How can i restore my computer to factory settings. It will only allow me to go back to an earlier time or re install windows using a disc. A disc did not come with my computer. Hope you can help. Thanx

A:How to Restore Factory Settings

Hello Karen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for the Toshiba in your system specs, then the link below from Toshiba can help show you how to do a factory recovery.

How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

My other laptop got a nasty trojan the one that makes all your files look like they've disappeared. Anyway ran malware etc and cleaned up the virus and restored all the files. But found I couldn't reset up email etc in outlook when I went to reinstall outlook on the machine, so something still wasn't right. In order to ensure complete safety I went to restore the factory settings on the computer but for some reason I couldn't do this (I tried about 20 times!).

Someone with more technical 'no how' than me indicated to me that it sounds like the virus has embedded itself in the “re-build” part of the computer.

He said it could probably be found in the some directory (don't know where!).

But this would mean having to go in and find it, remove it and then probably never running Vista on it again. (The computer runs Vista but I can install something else if I need to at a later date).

The laptop is around a 2006 model, Compaq Presario B1900, and quite frankly I don’t consider it overly sensible to pay to get someone out to hunt through the directory to find this virus. At least not if they are going to be here and charge for hours say $200-300 worth, which is all the computer is worth, even though it is a handy part of our home office.

So if anyone can help me by providing some advice about how to resolve the problem and restore the factory settings then I’d be really grateful.
 

A:How do I restore factory settings?

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I have a dell Inspiron n7010 and im trying to reformat my computer. I backed up all my personal files into an external hdd. However when I try to restore my laptop to its factory settings, I get stuck. Upon booting up my computer I press f8 to get into the advanced boot menu. From there I select system repair but after selecting that, it always gets stuck at windows is loading files. It doesn't look my computer is loading anything either and it doesn't make sounds as of it were. Can anyone help me? I don't have my windows 7 installation cd with me which is why I'm doing it this way.

A:Can't restore to factory settings I

What options are shown on Advanced menu other than system repair? I believe the options are self explanatory. Have you tried creating Recovery discs first just in case?

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6000 running Windows Vista Home Premium. My computer has numerous problems: it won?t load certain websites, windows updates won?t work, I can?t load or re-download windows defender, I can?t download software from Microsoft.com?..and so on and so on. I have searched and searched the internet and tried many solutions from many different forums with none of them working. My last resort is to restore the system to factory settings however that too presents a problem. The files in my HP_Recovery drive have been deleted and the recovery disks that I created were lost when I moved. I know it?s a long shot, but is there any way I can restore my system to factory settings without the HP_Recovery partition or recovery disks?

A:HELP! Restore to factory settings

Hello JaySlim561, welcome to Vista forums!

HP keeps copies of recovery discs, just contact them with the model / serial numbers
and they will send you a set of the discs for a fee.














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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, i wasnt sure. I am wanting to restore my dell inspiron 6400 to factory settings but not sure how. I have researched on the internet but all i can find is people saying to press ctrl+f11 at startup but that doesnt do anything :/ any help would be great, thanks
 

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helloI'm trying Restore factory settings? no avail      I did the steps? does not work     1- esc2- press  F103- Selection Restore Defaults But? Nothing happens!!!Please help me

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This unit came with Windows 8, later I updated to Windows 10.  If I restore it to factory settings will it be left with Windows 8 or Windows 10?











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A:Restore to factory settings

270Jimmy Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!To answer your question, a factory reset restores the PC to its ORIGINAL OS because that is what is saved in the Recovery partition on the PC when it is first created. However, trying to do that now using HP Recovery Manager is almost certainly NOT going to work -- because the Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the HP Recovery Information: HP Recovery Manager Blocked After Windows 10 Upgrade - HP Support Forum - 5170752 To do a factory reset NOW, you will need to order HP Recovery Media. This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact informatio... Read more

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My problem is with my hp laptop running windows vista. laptop is hp pavilion dv6225us. OS was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. was getting messages saying this version of windows 7 was not genuine so i tried to restore my laptop to factory settings. this failed. do not recovery disc; could not get recovery manager by pressing f11 at boot up. now at boot up i receive this message 'remove discs or media; press any key to restart. pressing any key nothing happens. how can i get to recovery partition to restore to factory settings.
 

A:need to restore to factory settings

So you installed a non genuine copy of windows did ya?

if your factory restore image has been corrupted then the only option is to contact hp and get discs from them.

when you press f11 at boot what actually happens?
 

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Could anybody tell me if I can restore my PC to factory settings without the CD? Lots of things won't install for some bizarre reason.I have lost the CD and the CD drive dosen't work anyway. I have an Ei 313. I have also lost the manual... =[. I am hopeless. Can anybody help please?

A:Restore PC to factory settings without A CD?

yes. i have done many times on a IBM laptop- it works great. what happen is when i bought the laptop- it got a Preload C: type NTFS and a Hidding Partition type FAT32. which is about 4.5 GB. any way, from system start up- it should tell you some botton to press- and follow the procedure.
not sure if your situation is the same tho

Regards

Phi

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Hi I'm having trouble restoring an acer laptop to factory settings. I just purchased the laptop 3 days ago.
I'm having multiple issues with it so I want to return it.
#1 - Control panel freezes when I open it.
#2 - the audio service is not running
#3 - I cannot access the Update & Recovery in the PC settings.
#4 - it says I am not connected to internet when I am.

before all these issues happened, there was a strange sound from the laptop then it said restarting to finish update. Idk why that happened. I was surfing the internet when it happened.

Please someone help me.

A:can't restore to factory settings. Help.

Your restoring it to Factory Settings after only having it 3 days, what happened for your to perform the Restore. Send it back for repair or exchange.

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I was just given a used computer as a gift and would like to set it back to factory settings but can't figure out how to. I want to save the info on the computer on a disc before i do so. Does anyone know how to do this. I have a everex impact gc2500 and microsoft windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 2 was already on it. Please help. It is really slow.
 

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I am selling this computer but I would like to restore it to factory settings before I do because it is full of my personal info,software etc. I know it can be done but I dont know how to begin...
 

A:restore to factory settings

Hi,
There's some useful info in this previous thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/737356-solved-need-wipe-data-before.html

Richard
 

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