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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.



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.

Remember to backup your files before attempting the solution.
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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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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


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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

Later Ted

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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

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.



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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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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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



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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.

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?

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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!

A:Restore to Factory Settings...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467627 MB, Free - 372627 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: ThreatTrack Security VIPRE, Updated and Enable

Looking at the info above this looks like a pretty good laptop if I could get it cleaned up and running faster, very slow.
The church office didn't have any information on it or any disks.
I would like to get it working without doing a complete factory image restore if possible and they would like as keep the Office Suite and Microsoft Publisher already installed. If I wipe the hard drive I don't have the installation disks for those programs.

BTW, if there is a way to restore the computer to factory setting, where would I start looking for this?

I really don't know where to start - Please help.

A:Restore to Factory Settings?

Is this the same computer that you restored the factory settings on, at the beginning of this thread?

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Product Name: Thinkcentre m91pOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)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.   

A:restore factory settings

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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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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Hello guys,

I think that my system does not work correctly because i used ccleaner and its functions for four times every other day. i do not know but i may see some changes on my system, like show known extensions, change folder view and etc.

I want to know how i can restore factory settings?

Thank you,

A:how to restore factory settings?

by restore factory settings do you mean set everything back to default? or wipe windows and start again? also are you using RTM or Retail Windows 7?

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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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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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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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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!


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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?


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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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?

A:help to restore factory settings

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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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I am selling my laptop and want to restore it back to factory settings. I have a Dell Inspiron mini 1012 running Win 7 starter 32 bit. The laptop works fine, no problems at all but again just want to restore it back.
In my manual it says 2 ways to restore to factory.

1) F8 then through the repair my console selection. ( I tried this and whenever I click on this selection it just loads windows normally. I am assuming this partition got messed up.)

2) By creating a USB or CD using the Dell Datasafe local backup program it came loaded with. THIS IS THE ONE i NEED HELP WITH.

I created the USB using the dell program and when I start my laptop and go to boot menu the computer recognizes the USB i created it on but then I get the all black WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER screen with the following





STATUS: 0xc000000d

Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the app is missing or corrupt.

So what did I do wrong? Any help with this, I just bought the USB today and put it right in so unless I didn't do something right with that? Thanks

A:Trying to restore to factory settings.

First run Dell Diagnostics to check over the hardware, and know whether that partiition is worth keeping because it works: Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the

Then you can try Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link

If that fails follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the installer provided in Step 1. Delete all partitions during booted install, unless Diagnostics run then you can save the OEM Tools partition for that reason.

If that fails report back exactly when and verbatim error message.

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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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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 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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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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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

A:Restore to factory settings

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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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