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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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hi,iam having a toshiba satellite windows 7 laptop,i forgot the password which we need to enter when we switch on the laptop,i had no drivers cd,so,i like to reset it to factory settings,please help me...
 

A:restore factory settings

What's the complete model number of that Toshiba Satellite laptop? It should be on a sticker on the bottom of the case.

Didn't you get documentation on how to do a system recovery back to factory specs?

If you can't remember a password, you should write it down and put it in a safe place, or don't use a password.

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I've got a Gateway laptop that is not able to boot Windows, so I'd like to restore it to factory defaults. I've looked at the tutorials here System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8 and here System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8. It seems like the only options that I can find on these pages for restoring a non bootable computer is to boot from Windows 8 installation media. Is that correct?

If so, will the generic Windows 8 installation media allow me to access and restore the factory image?

I've tried the old F8 while booting method to boot into Advanced Recovery Options but, as I've read before, that no longer works.
I also tried Shift-F8 that I seem to remember reading might work, but that did not work either.

Or is there some other way to access the factory image on a non booting computer that I am missing?

Thanks

A:Restore to factory settings

If your laptop came pre-installed with Win 8 then go into "PC Settings" then go to "General" and mouse down to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows." This will then return your system back to the beginning when you removed it from it packaging. . . .Good luck.

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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: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 bought a used computer,and i cant figure out how to restore it to factory settings.this thing wont allow a complete driver for my printers.please help or its getting thrown in the lake!

A:restore to factory settings?

you can set it to bios default by either moving the jumper on the cmos reset from pins 1 & 2 to pins 2 & 3 for a few minutes, then returning it to where it was. /OR/ the same is accomplished if you remove the motherboard battery for a few minutes, then return it to it's original position. Don't forget to ground yourself before working in that case and always unplug from the wall before doing any operation in that 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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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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After searching haven't found a definitive answer, and I'm a mac guy so knowledge of windows OS fairly limited. Using a Thinkcentre at work that came preinstalled with win 7 and then upgraded to win10. Recently replaced with a new desktop and was given the Thinkcentre. I want to restore it to factory specs. I understand everything about file losses etc., but my question  is will it revert to win 7 (preferred). I have no discs or installation media. 

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I have a gateway vista that's pretty old. I got it cleaned up thanks to a few of you WONDERFUL people. My hubby's was a bit slow too and it was suggested I go to factory reset. I have no problem doing it. He has an asus running vista.
I downloaded a STUPID coupon.com driver to print coupons for my client. I uninstalled it and it still shows up in internet explorer. I heard this is very common. I would just like to reset my computer to factory reset and I can always reload malware and other protectors, my office software, etc.
Problem is I read a few posts on how to do it. Start, gateway, restore.....it asks for administrator, guest, or owner. In the past I have ALWAYS used just a few passwords. It's telling me I must contact the computer administrator. Is there any way around this?
 

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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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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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Hi,

my laptop was accidently restored to the factory settings and everything is gone. Is there anyway to recover any of my files from the factory setting? Please help!

Thanks

A:Restore from factory settings

Hello Lori, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since restoring to the factory default Vista installation involves formating the hard drive, the files will most likely be gone. You may be able to take it to a professional data retrieval company in your area to see if they may be able to get them back for you, but it will not be cheap and it may not work.

Sorry,

Shawn

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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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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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hi there
can anyone tell me how do i restore my laptop to factory settings.
its got windows xp pro.
i dont have any disks.
what do i do.
please somebody help....
 

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ok im tryimg to restore my dell inspiron 1525 laptop to factory settings.(also i run vista home premium 32bit). I have tried the f8 advancted options and people say i should see a command to restore to factory settings but it dosent show up for me. can anyone help me out

A:restore to factory settings

Hi ZAPP,

Backup any data you need to keep first.

Here are the instructions :

Dell - Support

If they don't work for you, you have two options:

1. Boot the Dell dvd and reinstall using that ( if you have one)

Or

2. Mark the Recovery partition active ( sometimes called Flagged On ) and restart. The recovery program should start .

To Flag On the recovery partition , you would use a bootable partition manager, GParted is a free one here:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=683279

SourceForge.net: GParted: Files

It downloads as an .iso file.

Burn that .iso to a cd - do not format the cd.

Use this .iso burner :

Burn CDCC.zip

Boot the cd you just made -it will load into memory and show your Hard drive.

Rt click the recovery partition ( it will smallish 6-10GB) and select Flag On , then click Apply.

The recovery partition should now say "boot" next to it.

Remove the cd and restart the pc.

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how to restore factory settings widout any installation disc ..... plzz guyzz help me in dis .. :/ :?

A:restore factory settings

Hi,

We need more information about the computer? Desktop, laptop, make, model etc.?

Regards,
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hello i have a zoostorm pc with a recovery partition. I can not access the repair my computer through the f8 key it has disappeard . using win vista home premium
 

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My son has an Acer Aspire 6930 laptop. It came with Vista, but he let a friend put a bootlegged copy of Win 7 on it.

Now he just wants to reset the whole thing back to factory settings, but we've been unable to do so. When I try alt and F10, the following comes up:

Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7
Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Partition: 3
Hard Disk: 91a9ef1d
[ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

and then there's a white, non-blinking cursor after it.
In the left bottom corner, it says Enter=Submit
In the right, ESC=Cancel

So, the two questions are:

1. Can the laptop be restored back to factory settings, and
2. Can Vista be put back?

We have no restore or recovery disks.

Thanks,

Karen

A:Trying to do a restore to factory settings

seems you have to enter BIOS to enable recovery disk in boot menu.

your manual here . http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/User%20Manual/AS_GE_1.0_A_Eng.zip?acerid=633646694786956080&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%206930&OS=721&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_4

you could first check in Disk Management to make sure the Recovery Partition is still there as your helpful friend may have nuked it for the Win7 install.

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Hello!

I have recently had some serious problems with my computer, so I figured I should do a restore to factory settings, but I have also been having problems with that.

When I try to do it from the control panel, the computer restarts, but instead of the recovery options like normal, it gives a Windows boot error: 0xc000000f. I ran the Windows startup repair multiple times from the disk, but it still says the same thing.

When I try to do it by pressing F11 repeatedly during startup, it does the same thing.

When I try to do it from the Recovery Management section on the Repair Disk, the option to factory restore is greyed out.

I have access to my desktop, but it is extremely slow, so I prefer not to do anything involving that, but any ideas on how to fix this will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:How to Restore To Factory Settings

What is the make of this PC.

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Hi really simple question here..

I need to restore my laptop back to it's factory settings. I've looked at guides on the net and gone through the control panel to the system recovery < advanced recovery methods however the options that I see in the guides and on my laptop presently differ.

Before it had an option to "return your computer to factory condition" however now it says "Re-install windows)

So how can I restore it to factory settings?

E: Laptop is a Dell Inspiron1545.
OS is W7 Home

A:How to restore to factory settings [W7]

Hi, and welcome to seven forums.

If you want to restore the laptop completely to default as if the first time you switched it on, switch it on and on the black screen/dell logo/blue dell line (basically asoon as the screen shows something) press ctrl and f11 at the same time,rapidly pressing f11 while holding down ctrl will speed up the prosecc,and then just follow the instructions, this will revert your laptop to default.

Hope it helps

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I'm trying to restore my vista acer aspire 5536 to factory settings simply so I can make a fresh start with the laptop. I get to the boot screen, hit enter on repair my computer and get to the system recovery console. Then I click complete PC restore and I get an error message saying:

'A valid backup location could not be found. Attach the backup hard disc or insert the final dvd from a backup set'

I dont have any discs. Is there a workaround?
 

A:Restore to factory settings

You should be able to get disc's here.

http://us-store.acer.com/rcd/
PS, What is wrong with your computer? We have a lot of great Tech's here that should be able to help you get it running again. Restoring the computer back to when you received it is a real long process with getting everything up to date again.
 

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I am having problems with my toshiba sattelite A200-1RK, I am running windows vista and recently things stopped working.
firstly i got a BHO.DLL error message when i logged on which i tried to solve and was unsuccesful.
When i try to defrag my hard drive it reaches 2% and i get BsoD saying Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error
I have tried to run chkdsk /r through the command prompt and the process makes it as far as reading the free sectors and crashes at 55%
and finally i have tried to restore to factory settings using built in feature and off a disk and the computer gets as far as loading the windows files then crashes

if you need more info just ask
thnx in advance
 

A:Cannot restore to factory settings

Sound very much like the hard drive is "on it's way out" as in "starting to fail".
Immediately back up your data to another drive if you can, before the drive fails completely.

To confirm that the drive is failing, you can test it with "Seagate SeaTools for DOS" (it doesn't have to be a Seagate drive to use the Seagate testing software). Get it here: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=480bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

You will need to create a CD from the downloaded ISO file (instructions for doing this are on the download page).
You then boot your faulty PC from that CD to run the hard drive test.
 

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Hi hope someone can help, my daughter has a Dell note pad System:- Microsoft Windows XP Home edition version 2002. We would like to know how to clear it so we can start afresh i.e. factory settings.
Thanks in advance

A:How do I restore to factory settings??

Specific system model (e.g., Inspiron 1410)?

Louis

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