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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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?

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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 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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I have 4540s probook , I am using PS of 19.5 V and 3.34 A , when pluged in one time white blink appears , it dose not boot when I press start also ten times blinking and no action , after a wile blinking changed to amber color ... kindly advise

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does probook 4540s have internal compass  ? if so, how do i active it ? thank you











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A:does probook 4540s have internal compass

@wp51dos? Using GPS (select models only) Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellitesdeliver location, speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.For more information, see the HP GPS and Location software Help. Look for one of these 2 devices in Device Manager under Network Adaptors. ? Sierra MC8355 HSPA/CDMA with GPS? Ericsson 5321 HSPA+ with GPS REO 

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Hi I have Probook 4540s with Mediatek Ralink RT3290 with version 5.0.37.0. Do you have some new version which will  work better with this? WiFi is sometimes disconnecting with red x especially after sleep I have to reboot. Thank you.

A:Wifi problems with ProBook 4540s

Hi: Yes, there is a 5.0.50.0... Released: Nov 4, 2014Version 5.0.50.0 Rev.B This package contains the driver installation package for the MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN (WLAN) Controller in the supported notebook models that are running the supported operating systems. File name: sp69543.exe

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My laptop is running Windows 10 64-bit.

For the past few weeks my laptop has been turning off unexpectedly.

I've tried with battery only. With battery and power cable and with battery removed and only power cable.

I am using the machine normally and then screen just goes black and power offs - no restart, no hibernation, no shut down. Just instantaneously off.

It's not overheating. Could it be a fan issue?

I don't know - but it's getting quite irritating as I often have many apps open and many files open on each app and takes me 30 mins to get back to where I left off.
 

A:HP Probook 4540s laptop keeps turning off

Is this the same problem as the thread you have posted or is it a different one.
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switches-off-automatically.1160809/#post-9168339
 

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Hey there, my HP ProBook 4540s (serial number: 2CE481QVL) has failed to charge battery. It indicates "plug in, charging" but the battery is actually not increasing from 14% for a whole day.  My DVD drive has also failed to read DVDs. Whenever I insert a DVD it prompts me: D:\ directory name is invalid. Please help me out. Thanks

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Hi All, Please note that I'm facing an issue with our notebooks (4540s), laptops can't find any SSID, but after I have restarted the devices all SSID's appear. Regards,

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We have a Probook 4540S laptop runnung Windows 7 64-bit. We encrypted the machine using the HP encryption software that came with the laptop. After less than a week of use the use is getting the error "Windows Boot Manager - Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause".I see the onscreen instructions to insert the Windows installation disk and run a repair. My question is, is this a valid suggestion to fix a laptop that has been encrypted, and if not is there a solution w/o having to reimage the machine?

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So there is some speculation as to whether or not the HP ProBook 4540s can handle 16gb of ram. I recently purchased this laptop from tigerdirect.com -Windows 7 Pro64 bit-Core i5 2.6ghz -Came with 8gb (2x4GB Kingston) -Claims support on website for 16GB (2x8gb -AMD Radeon 7650M Is it possible to upgrade this particular model E3V00UT with 16GB of RAM with no performance degradation? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8437953 Please and thank you for responding and viewing.Best,-Robert

A:HP Probook 4540s 16GB RAM upgrade?

RNolan86 Yes you can upgrade to 16 MB Please install teh correct Memoryhttp://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/HP+Business+Notebooks/ProBook+4540s-upgrades.html Manual for replacement Page 64 http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03758231-1.pdf  

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I have 4540s probook , I am using PS of 19.5 V and 3.34 A , when pluged in one time white blink appears , it dose not boot when I press start also ten times blinking and no action , after a wile blinking changed to amber color ... kindly advise

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I have three probook 4540s laptops. do they support uefi boot ? thank you

A:does probook 4540s support uefi ?

Hi, I have a Probook 4540s and it has UEFI functionality.Bios version F.60 I can choose in BIOS between 3 boot modes:LegacyUEFI Hybrid (With CSM)UEFI Native (Without CSM) I hope this answers your question.

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Hi there! Let me know what RTC (or BIOS, CMOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s? Your service guide doesn't tell it.My notebook is at least 3 years, I don't have any problems at the moment - but it would be good to know when should I replace it? Thank you

A:What RTC (BIOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s and when...

@Renoise Hp part number   683502-001 Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03758231.pdf http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS5&_nkw=683502-00... REO 

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Hi, I want to upgrade wireless card on my probook. Can anyone recommend any AC card with bluetooth for this model? 

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the touchpad of my 4540s i5 freezes after some time of working.this happens from time to time.i unstalled Synaptics TouchPad Driver and restalled but probles is the same.OS windows 8(64bit)

A:the touchpad of probook 4540s i5 freezes after sometime

Hello zamsam,

 

I understand that your touchpad will freeze.

 

Do a hard reset.
Turn the computer off.
Remove the power cable and the battery.
Hold down the power button for 15 sec while booth power sources are removed.

This should reset the hardware in the computer.

 

As you power it back on tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.
Run the startup test.

This will test all the hardware in the system and detect any problems.

 

If the entire test passes, turn off the computer.
As you turn it back on tap the F10 key. This will load BIOS setup utility.
Press F9 to load defaults.
Press F10 to save and exit.

When the computer boots back up, check to see if everything is working.

 

Your computer is one of our business models.

 

Your question maybe better answered on our business forums.

 

Here is a link to the business forums.

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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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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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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 mom gave me her computer but it is way too slow and i wanted to restore it to factory settings so i pushed alt+F10 but when the restore screen pops up it says i need a password please help.

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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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So im looking to restore my PC to its factory settings and i need help from you guys so i saw from a video that says all i have to do is go to, Control panel->System and security->Backup And Restore->Recover system settings or your computer->Advanced recovery methods->Reinstall Windows (requires Winodows installation disc) so yeah, will this work? im pretty sure the disc i have that came with my comp is the right disc, on the disc it says"microsoft windows 7 Reinstallation DVD", Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Please if you guys could let me know if this is the right disc and if this is the right way to reset to factory settings that would be super awesome!!!!

A:Is this the right way to restore my PC to factory settings?

Are you talking about a Dell, HP/Compaq, Fujitsu, Sony, ETC.

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Hello,
Having a little trouble restoring my computer to factory settings. I dont know why but I cant seem to just do it through the advanced menu because it says i dont have a restore point. Does anyone else know how to Restore my computer totally without having to buy a new operating system, Or even Just using a old one.

I think I have windows 7 but i put that on after I removed the Windows XP
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 7730 laptop
ever since lastweek it's alot slower than usual
i've been thinking about restoring it to factory settings for a while now
i've done it to one of my other laptops 3 times
mainly because it's my dad and that laptop is old and gets slow very fast
it only has a 1GB memory so it sucks :P
I want to restore my acer aspire but there's one problem
I keep all my music and pictures on my D drive and not the default C drive
this is because my C drive eats its own space so I kept my personal stuff on my D drive but now that I want to restore it to factory settings
if I leave my personal stuff on that drive will they be wiped?
should I move them all back to my C drive and then factory reset it
and also is it Alt+F10 I want to make sure there's not much information about this on the internet for this laptop, I don't need to worry about programs because I know where to download them all again i'm just worried about my pictures which can't be replaced and all my music which I can't get back.
you can get all the information underneath here about my laptop
thankyou
I did try and system restore it but for some reason there's no shadow system restore copies on my laptop
there was a few days ago but there's non atall now
this is the first time it's ever done this.

A:Restore Factory Settings

Honestly if there is anything that you cant afford to lose then back it up to cd/dvd/external drive.

I wouldn't imagine that the d drive would be touched but you can never guess what goes through the minds of some system manufactures when they set systems up.

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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.

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A:Trying to restore to factory settings

Closing duplicate. Stick to your thread in the Windows Vista forum here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1133284-problem-restoring-factory-settings.html - Numerous threads will only confuse other helpers.
 

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i would like to restore my laptop(Compaq Presario V2000) back to factory settings. my uncle gave me his old LT when he bought a new one. he did not have any recovery CD's and the built in ones had already been created and therefore i can not burn my personal copy of recover cd's from the LT itself. i have recently had a battle of serious viruses, trojans, and etc. my last battle i was receiving help to rid the backdoor rootkit(i think it was a rootkit) Zero.Access. i was instructed to use the combofix app. once it ran and attempted to reboot i had completely lost access to my KYBD and mouse(pad) on 12/12/11. still using the help i was told to run combofix again on the 14th in which a restore point was made along the registry restore. i was told 2days ago to run a registry restore within combofix to try to get the kybd and mouse working. the restore point created is not on the date in which the problem occurred. i was then instructed to do a sys restore before using combofix which was on the 12th. there are several restore points for the month of december as well as 3points before the 12th and one point on the 12th. i have tried to access all of those points but my computer will not let me gain access to the sys restore. i have tried to do the restore in safe mode with no luck. i would just like to start over and do clean sweep of the LT but i dont have any disc. i was wondering if there is a way to do this.
 

A:Restore to factory settings??

The first thing to check is whether you can restore your computer from a restore partition on the hard drive.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4814366_boot-hp-recovery-partition.html

If that doesn't work, and depending on how old your computer is, you may be able to buy recovery discs. Have you seen this page?
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...321957&prodSeriesId=432985&objectID=c00810334
 

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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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hi im having issues with resetting compaq presario cq56 back to factory settings i keep pressing f11 but nothing happens it keeps loading window not the files 

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Hey guys, newcomer here

Anyways, I've had a Toshiba Laptop for a while now with Windows 7. Over time, I've installed lots of software I don't really need. So now, my computer is pretty slow to start up and the general speed has had a significant drop. So instead of taking time to uninstall all the programs I don't need (which will still probably leave me with lots of dead links and a very messy registry), I decided it would be better to just do a clean install. However, being the cheap dudess Laptop manufacturers usually are, Toshiba has not provided me with a Windows 7 install disk, and being the lazy guy I am, I did not create a system restore disk when I got the Laptop. I looked at the Microsoft backup programs, but my restore points only go a few months back. If I don't find a way to start with a clean state on Windows 7, I may just have to dig up that old XP CD

TL;DR: I need a way to restore Windows 7 to the point as if it was just after a fresh install without a Windows 7 CD or prior system images/recovery points.
Thanks all, cheers!
 

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