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Q: Had to factory reset my computer, after the reset i was inst...

After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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Preferred Solution: Had to factory reset my computer, after the reset i was inst...

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

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

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

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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Lenovo v570 windows 7 one key recovery will not factory reset my computer no back up disc and updates won't install
Error message -choose an operating system to start
Options are windows 7
Then I gets to home screen enters password then it still won't go in to recovery mode
 

A:help please this computer won't factory reset

Basic instructions are here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077226

If all else fails, you can get Recovery discs from Lenovo here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht035659
 

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I looked online and tried to do what it said but when I did it said it's not able to factory reset. Could someone maybe walk me through it?
 

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Hey, im new here and im just so tired of trying to reset my computer to factory settings. I just want to know if someone here could help me, heres what ive tried(windows 7):
-Already tried the backup recovery option where you need to pick a specific time where you want you computer to reset (I have no points or any time saved to reset, so it only displays "click here to create a backup point"THANKS WINDOWS)
-Tried pressig F8 after booting it up but it has no other option than the image recovery and the one i mentioned previously
-Tried the command promt systemreset -factoryreset
-I DONT HAVE A WINDOWS 7 CD
-I just want to die, pls.
 

A:CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FACTORY RESET MY COMPUTER

Before we can help you we need to know the make and model number of your computer. This will help us in determining weather you need recovery discs or if you have a recovery partition.
 

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Hello I am going to completely wipe my computer. And I am not talking about keeping the files but removing apps and settings I am talking about making it like I just received it. But I want to make sure I back up all of the files I want. I am going to make sure I backup my:

Pictures
Videos
Music
Steam saved files "Please tell me how to do this part"
If there is anything else I am forgetting please tell me. Thank you. Also if you have a preference for the best way to factory reset your computer please tell me.
 

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Hello,

I own an HP Laptop and am experiencing difficulties with it. I'm hardly computer literate and attempted to factory reset my computer. It would not let me do so because "Disc Space is too low". I've attempted to do anything. Google wasn't much help so I'm hoping my computer isn't just trash.

Please advise.

Thank you,

Seca.
 

A:Cannot Factory Reset Computer

When you say "factory Reset" ...what are you trying to do? Put a new Windows on it? Have you tried system restore?
 

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My recovery Disk finish installing  orginal Software, Then computer the restarts Comes a Hp Screen , then its say a Hp software install then a red box comes up.The F11 option doesn't work. It just goes straight to the Hp Install screen.

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This is a Gateway W350A computer with windows vista.
It has a recover partition on drive D, and I do not have any recovery CD's nor DVD's.

I'm trying to restore it to factory settings, already backed up my stuff. First problem, the Gateway recover center wasn't there so I found it in the computer and installed it. Everytime I open it and choose Factory System Recovery it prompts me to restart the computer. When I do so, nothing happens. Tried from system restore, again the computer restarts and nothing more. Already looked at the recovery partition, the files were hidden and made them visible. However they still have a lock icon and can't get any to run.

I tried Alt F10 as well and that only takes me to BIOS setup. F5 and apparently there should be another option like "Fix my computer" which eventually can lead you to reset to factory settings, however that option is not listed. Only the Safe mode, safe mode with command prompt etc. Tried all the F's and none will take me to anything leading to the restoration.

How can I get it to reset to factory settings? help please.
 

A:Can't get computer to reset to factory settings

Apparently there is a guide of some sort, according to the Gateway site below, called "how to install drivers and software" which also talks about recovery. The link below also links to their tech support chat :

http://support.gateway.com/s/software/medialess/faq/suppage01su44.shtml
 

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I really need to reset my computer to factory settings, but I do not have a disc. I really need to find a download to somewhere where I can burn a disc. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:I need to reset my computer to factory settings.

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I have a Pavilion dv5 and I want to reset to factory defaults. I downloaded Windows 10 on it and want to get it back to Windows 7. I started the procedure yesterday afternoon and everything seemed to be going well but now I have a grey screen with a rotating circle in the bottom center. It's been that way since last night. Did I do something wrong or does it take a really long time?

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I have an Acer aspire Windows 7 x64 that was giving me issues so I did a factory reset on it. I've done this before with no problems on this very computer, but during this last time everything seemed to have gone horribly wrong. Everything is running extremely slow and when trying to use an Internet browser it freezes before loading every page but usually load eventually even if it says that it's not responding. Other things won't load and I have no idea what the problem is. When I go on to Firefox which is my primary browser, I get an error saying that the script cannot be read. The error reads as such:
Chrome://saff/content/saffplg.js.524

I don't know what other information I can give you, this was just such a great computer before and I would really appreciate it if someone can help me get it back in order. Thank you!

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I have a windows 10 Acer computer and I factory reset it so I would have a faster computer and now my computer completely freezes as soon as I get to the desktop screen or it will last ten minutes then it freezes and I can't do anything but turn it off.
 

A:Computer freezes after factory reset

how did you factory reset
 

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HP Envy (All-in-one) Win 10  x64-based pc  Intel core 17 I have tried many times to set back to factory and it will not do.  The reason for set back is so slooooow. Can't seem to do anything without terrible lag now.Of course my warrenty just ran out.Help please 

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My computer showed it had a virus and I hit F-11 at startup to put the computer into Safe Mode, but during the process I ended up resetting my computer to the factory settings. The reset said that it would save all my current files into My Backup but I can not find them. I need to reverse the reset and bring my computer hard drive back to the current settings. How can I do this? I heard that the information is still on the hard drive, but I don't know how to retrieve it. Please help me!!!!
 

A:HELP! I reset my computer to factory settings by mistake!

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So I got my Windows 8 computer in 2012, later upgraded it to 8.1. I have had no major problems with it until earlier today. I have Sony Vegas Movie Studio and when I tried uploading a video into it to edit it, my computer started freezing at everything. I looked in my task manager and it was nothing major to the RAM or CPU. I tried restarting it and then upon restarting, it showed a black screen with nothing. I had to restart it 5 times to get it to actually turn on. This post is not about malware issues or freezing though. 
 
I want to reset my computer to factory settings. So I go to Settings-->Change PC Settings-->Update and Recovery-->Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows. And it gives me this message: "Some files are missing. Your windows installation or recovery media will provide these files." So I looked it up and found this site: http://www.gizmag.com/how-to-windows-8-pc-refresh-reset/32801/
 
Towards the end of the page it says what to do if you get that message. So I followed the commands and waited until it was 100% completed. Then I was happy and tried resetting it again. I get the same message.
 
So my question is: How do I reset my computer? And pardon the long post.

A:Cannot Reset my Windows 8.1 Computer to Factory Settings

Hello, and Welcome
 
The problem is when a person updates 8 to 8.1 through the store, you lose the ability to do a factory reset or refresh.
 
http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1183043-caution-you-may-lose-resetrefresh-if-you-upgrade-to-windows-81/
 
There is a work-around on the above link.
 
Another option:
Get the windows key using produkey. The key is embedded in the BIOS of all OEM windows 8 computers. Go here to download the 8.1 media iso and you can install Windows 8.1 or try the workaround in the above link.
 
Backup any important data first.

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2 days ago I did a factory reset on my computer. before doing so i backed up all my files to an external hard drive so nothing is lost. my computer was just full of junk and i wanted to get rid of everything and start fresh. I went thrue the windows settings and chose the option to reset everything and reinstall windows. then the restarting screen came up, so i waited overnight, in the morning it was just a black screen but the computer was still on, so i powered off my computer and turned it back on again, did this several times, but the monitor is not getting a signal still. I assumed that the drivers were deleted so i tried plugging my monitor into my graphics card and the motherboard but neather seem to do anything, the monitor still gets no signal.

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I am new here so if this is inn the wrong place sorry, also if I sound dumb, it is because I do not know all the technical words for stuff and my husband is gone for 14mths with the Army and he took care of all of this stuff, so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks ahead of time
My Dell XPS 400 was bought brand new in 2006, and we have had few problems with it until I started working from home and had to install some programs, and then the computer carshed and we had to reset to when it came from factory, just recently it crashed again and I reset to factory settings but it still will not boot, it has an error:
Floppy Diskette Seek Failure, Strike the F1 key to continue, Strike the F2 key to run set up utility.

And then it will do nothing else, unless I press the F2 key, and go into the set up utility, and thats a bunch of confusing stuff to, what should I do? Does anyone have any ideas? If you need more info please ask I am willing to do whats needed to get this fixed, also tried to call Dell and they are really noy helpful and kind of made it worse .

Thanks ahead of time for help and ideas,
 

A:Reset computer to factory settings still getting errors, please help?

Welcome to TSG,
This maybe a long shot but do you have 3 1/2 " floppy drive with a disk in it while booting ?
 

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need help resetting my computer back to factory settings. i saw it once but cant seem to find it again











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A:how do i reset my computer back to factory settings?

Hi, You can find a good description of the Recovery options for Desktop PCs on the relevant link below. Recovery Options ? Windows 8 Recovery Options - Windows 7. Recovery Options - Windows Vista. Recovery Options - Windows XP. Regards, DP-K

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I have an Asus Aspire ES 15 (ES1-533-C55P). It has an intel Processor N3350, 4GB DDR3 L Memory, 500 GB GB HDD, and 1000 Mbps.
This has Windows 10.
About 2 months ago my computer was infected by a virus. A bad on (the one where a big red screen appears saying ?WARNING! Contact Microsoft, etc, etc. and it?s very loud horn noise, you can?t turn it off. I finally ended up unplugging my computer. But that was after about 30 min of trying to figure out what to do).
Someone advised me, last night, that if I do a factory reset that it will destroy almost all viruses. I checked several websites (from my internet in my ph) and confirmed this was true.
I was finally, after many problems, able to get the factory reset started. It worked for several hours. It then when to automatic shut off and then restart (as part of the process of the factory reset). I finally went to bed. When I woke up, I saw this message on my screen ?A configuration change was requested to clear this computer?s TPM. Warning: clearing erases information stored on the TPM. Etc.?. I verified that it was ok to say ?Yes? to this.
However, my mouse icon no longer is showing on the screen (either internal mouse or using external mouse). I tried hitting the F12 key and also the volume up key (as I had read sometimes that means ?Yes?). Neither of these worked to get my vomputed to continue the process. It?s just stuck at this TPM warning screen. How do I get my computer to proceed with the factory... Read more

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Hi, I haven't had  this new HP laptop very long. Less than a year actually. I bought a Compaq prior to it and it lasted about a month but even though it was in the original box it's build date was early 2013 so I forgave HP for it only lasting a month because I loaded Windows 10 on it and it was to much for the laptop to handle. So I bought this brand new 15 inch screen HD touch display windows 10 f211wm. It was cheap and after 16 years of purchasing dells I had some concern. My dells lasted forever and were great computers but the cost was high. Being a new one income household and after researching it I thought perhaps I was being to difficult. The low price didn't have to mean low quality.  The first issue was confusion over ram specifications. On its spec sheet it says memory....4 GB of ddr3l sdram. Under that it says memory slots... 1 user accessible.  I mistakenly believed that was an additional slot which mattered to me. As did the first HP sales rep I called to order the additional ram. He had to then call me back and say sorry that spec sheets is talking about the 4 gigs of ram thats already installed and maxed at 4. Not confusing at all. Look it up online. At dell it would have said 4 GB of....sdram in user accessable slot. I wasn't pleased. It didn't maatt to HP. Just change the specs HP. If you don't leave room for confusion you can't be blamed. The second issue was the fact that there is no Bluetooth adapter on th... Read more

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I used Windows 8 recovery manager to wipe my computer. I had several viruses so it seemed like the best way.

my screen went Black when the process started and now it won't come back on.

My video card is a different one besides what came with the computer.

I sold the old video card to a friend, so the only graphics I have is the new I bought a while back. It should be an ATI RADEON. 5700 I believe.

I'm guessing the driver got deleted, and with no internet to search for drivers and no vision of the screen I seem screwed.

Are there any ways out of this one?

Thanks,

Zach

A:Help! Factory Reset Computer, Screen Went Black

I should have an HP Envy desktop of some sort with an i5 processor.

When I boot up I can't see the mouse or anything. The only spot on the computer to plug my monitor into is my video card. No extra video spot

I tried putting the graphics card cd in hoping somehow it could do something but my cd drive won't open. I'm assuming I can open it during the boot process but not after the boot

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i have backed up all my files.my gran kids play on this and somehow screen is magnified.
i did recovery and tried holding cntl button down and hitting 0.
the cntrl button and hitting 0 did not work.any advice will be much appreciated.
thank u 
dick123456789

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Hello, I have ran my computer through Recovery settings about 2 times and now everytime I try to do it. It says "reset computer to start" I do, a message pops up saying "Error: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."The thing is, the computer starts up perfectly any other time, but when I want to run the Factory reset. I am confused and would like some help

A:Computer wont let me reset it to factory condition

Welcome,
When you try to reset your computer to the original factory settings do you have a copy of them available to the computer as a reference? Like a backup or an image file or even the installation disks?
Thanks

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Think my computer has been compromised. Cant restore to factory settings, and now that Im trying to download my drivers to the computer, Im getting a message that states Windows is using an EFI boot loader we cant deploy this update. What do I need to do to reconfigure my computer? Ive also noticed my computer is being accessed by way of virtual remote. Not a computer wizard but I have a feeling someone is snooping in my computer without my permission. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I have an emachines e627. I think it's Windows 7 Home Premium and it's definitely a 64 Bit. I factory reset and the computer shut off after the restart and never came back on.

Instead it shows Windows Start Manager.
Status: 0xc000000f and
Info: The boot selection failed becasue a required device is inaccessible.

I have the product key and the recovery disks that I made on first getting the computer some years ago. However the cd rom drive isn't reading so I cannot reinstall it from the disks. Can I download windows 7 from somewhere to another device (not the computer since I can't access anything) ? Or is there something I can do to revive it?

A:Can no longer access computer after factory reset

Nevermind, I got the DvD/CD-Rom drive to work after 3 days of attempts and cleaning. If anyone has answer to this though might be worth noting for the next person who cannot get their drive to work at all.

Thanks

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I restarted my pc to factory settings and used the driver cd I got with my computer. At first I had problem with the graphics card, my computer wouldn't detect it but after the driver installation it worked fine, but it didn't install a driver for my network card. My computer won't detect it so I don't know which one I have, and tried to look inside of my pc but I have no idea where it is. Can it be the motherboard maybe? What my computer says I must do is to install the correct driver. Please help me find the correct driver so I can surf the web again!

A:Reset my computer to factory settings now can't connect to internett

It would help others to help you if you would post some info describing your computer.
 
One other thing that would help is why you reverted to factory settings.

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Please someone help I've tried everything I cannot get back to the troubleshooting page it says recovery isn't possible something is missing I just want it back like it came when I bought it factory would be great please someone help me I cannot afford these flash drives and system programs and all that . Thank you so much in advance I know there is some genius out there who will be like oh here hit this key that key double tap and wallah I hope anyway

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Please someone help I've tried everything I cannot get back to the troubleshooting page it says recovery isn't possible something is missing I just want it back like it came when I bought it factory would be great please someone help me I cannot afford these flash drives and system programs and all that . Thank you so much in advance I know there is some genius out there who will be like oh here hit this key that key double tap and wallah I hope anyway

A:Recovering computer reinstalling whole system factory reset ...

No one can help you if you post in the wrong place and don't even identify your notebook with a product name or product number.  You posted this in the desktop section. I will move it to the notebook section for you.

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Hi

This whole annoying process has been going on quite a while, so let me take you back to the start

A few months ago I posted a thread on another forum regarding a problem with the svchost files taking up all my memory and bringing my computer to a crawl .

Here is that thread - Nothing will fix the svchost virus / trojan! - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

If you read through that, you will see that I downloaded and ran pretty much every cleaner or anti spyware/malware whatever you call them that there is, and it actually seemed to work! Ever since my computer has stopped being dragged down to a crawl and being unusable. So I was pretty happy about that!

However, yesterday I decided to do a factory reset of my computer. I decided to do this because I play a game called League of Legends, and I only get about 10 fps and it is all glitchy and very annoying to play. My friend has the same laptop as me, he has way more crap on his PC than me and he is running the game smoothly at 40-50fps.

But after doing the factory reset, nothing has improved! It was then that I did CTRL + ALT + DEL, and saw that svchost was taking up about 120k of memory. Not as much as it used to, but I thought this might be the problem again!

If you think the problem is something completely different then please let me know but after doing a reset I don't see what else it could be.

Thanks to anyone that can help me

Tom

A:Computer still running slow - even after factory reset! SVCHost?

Tom95m,

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst.

Please read NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help. These logs will give me a place to start and give you back a better working computer.

If you haven't already, please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please be patient with me during this time.

Thanks.

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Is it possible to reset my computer to factory settings without any access to the administrator part of my computer? I lost my password so the only access I have on my computer is to my guest account. If not , is there a way to reset my password without knowing my current password?
 

A:Lost Password/Reset Computer to Factory Settings

Is it possible to reset my computer to factory settings without any access to the administrator part of my computer?Click to expand...

Guess it depends on what you mean by "administrator part." If you mean that you lost your BIOS password you're pretty much out of luck. But since you mention your "guest account" I'm guessing that you mean you can boot Windows. So, boot to the Recovery partition or to your Recovery DVDs or CDs to do the "recover/reset/restore to factory defaults." You can find specifics on how to do so on the PC manufacturer's web site and/or in documentation you got with it.
 

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Hi all,

So somehow, I contracted a pretty bad virus. It basically reset my computer, as if I had just installed Windows Seven (all my programs and files gone). My computer is an Alienware M17x, Sandy Bridge i7, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro. I didn't really have a ton of important files on the computer, but I did have a ton of programs installed, and I was hoping there was some way that I could restore them.

So this is what happened: I was doing a scan with my virus software (Zone Alarm Pro Extreme Security) and a virus was found, repaired it, rebooted, everything seemed fine. Then, I was trying to upgrade my Bluetooth driver, but the upgrade failed each time. I rebooted again and wasn't really doing anything when my desktop icons suddenly all disappeared. I thought that was weird, so I went to My Computer and I saw that my hard drive was reporting only 5% used space, as opposed to like 80% used as before. I went to program files...sure enough, only the original program files were left (Windows Media Player, etc). My Documents was blank, too.

Is there anything I can do? I know I can try to use file recovery software to recover individual files, but is there any way I could do a complete, like, format recovery (programs and everything?) I really want to try to save my programs. On a whim, I tried System Restore, but it said the restore files were missing.

A:Virus reset computer to factory conditions, could use some advice

Usinjin,

Honestly, I don't think there is anything you can do, unless somehow the virus has just masked everything from you, but that would have to be a very intelligent virus. More likely it just completely deleted everything. Might consider changing antiviruses in the future and attempting to be a bit more careful on what you download off the internet or sites you visit.

For the future, there are ways to make an image of your HDD so that if something like this were to happen, it could easily be replaced: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

I'm sorry that this happened, sounds like a truely nasty worm

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Okay, so sorry, im a total newb at this.

I seem to be bad luck for any computer I touch. I just got a new laptop at the end of last summer, and since then I have been having a bunch of problems. I have been able to solve them all up until now. I have no clue what's wrong, and stupid me, I never backed it up so anyway, currently my computer won't go on the internet (doesn't think it has a wifi card installed) won't play audio (doesn't think it has speakers--haunt tried plugging in external ones, but my guess is it would work fine) won't open any Microsoft office programs or files (no clue why) won't recognize my external hard drive, or flash drive, or any USB device. And the list goes on. Basically, I'm giving up and wanna just wipe the whole thing, restore it to factory state, and start over. Oh yea, and did I mention that it been partitioned like 7 times because I gave it to my friend to install linux, and when it wasn't working, he just kept trying and ended up installing ubuntu over and over again in a new partition. Yea.

So anyway I really wanna back up all my stuff, but how can I do that 1: in a way that won't transfer the problem whatever it is, and 2:that I can do with only CDs. I'm running windows seven home premium 64bit

Any help on the backup, and any tips in general would be really appreciated. I am at the end of my role here and about to go crazy.

Sorry for the weird long crazy post. I'm just like about to lose it

A:Backing up computer in order to reset to factory state

Now I'm trying to back up my whole system using windows backup or whatever it is onto a disk, but it's been stuck on 25% backed up for 45 mins

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Problem #1 that just happened and has happened since I finished Setting my computer back to factory settings. Even though I have updates set to Automatic Update. A window keeps popping up saying I need to set it that way?? So I click it any way, and that's when a svchost starts to go through the roof.
 
Problem #2, that is mentioned about. This svchost, that points back to system 32. Once activated ( how ever it gets that way, other then what I mentioned above ) Then goes sky high, to the point I fear the computer will start to fly off my desktop. It's shot up as high as 1,500,000Ks, and even peaked up near 2,400,000 K while trying to update last night. So I finally just shut the computer down. Because I was afraid to leave it that way over night, or it might just fry my computer period.
 
Which leads to Problem 3, ( which is really problem one but ) where and how this all began. It all began with me being very unsatisfied with the way my computer was running. I was getting Problem 2, among others. But now compared to what I've seen happen since the reintsall? That same svchost was only rising to 400,00 & 560,000 before doing the reinstall. The computer wont update. I've had it running for 6 hours, all the time I've had to keep "ending process" on that svchost. Because those numbers and super high CPU & Memory #s also scare me.
 
This is the 4th time ( 2nd on this machine ) I have done a set back to factory settings on a Windows 7 64 home edition. I did... Read more

A:Reset to Factory Settings, Computer wont update + 2 other problems

Standard problem now on clean installs of Windows 7. You should download and install IE11 and .NET 4.6.1 before proceeding. If you do an advanced search in BC for Windows 7 update problems you will see you are not alone. There is a convenience rollup package that has all updates from SP1 to April 2016.
Please read the following guides.
 
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4799.0.html
 
http://wu.krelay.de/en/2016-08.htm

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Problem #1 that just happened and has happened since I finished Setting my computer back to factory settings. Even though I have updates set to Automatic Update. A window keeps popping up saying I need to set it that way?? So I click it any way, and that's when a svchost starts to go through the roof.

A:Reset to Factory Settings, Computer wont update + 2 other problems

Standard problem now on clean installs of Windows 7. You should download and install IE11 and .NET 4.6.1 before proceeding. If you do an advanced search in BC for Windows 7 update problems you will see you are not alone. There is a convenience rollup package that has all updates from SP1 to April 2016.

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My HP Pavilion a6232n PC had the blue screen error a lot so I factory reset it. After that, it wouldn't start anymore and hangs at a black screen with a blinking underscore after the HP logo. I tried to boot the windows vista recovery disk from the boot menu but it doesn't work. It still goes to the black screen whether I boot the cd or hard drive first.

EDIT: It sometimes displays "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I don't have a system disk and I have read that the recovery disk can be used for it. When i put it in and press enter, it just has the black screen without the message anymore.
 

A:Computer hangs at black screen with underscore after factory reset

You may have a bad or corrupt hard drive. Have you checked that the hard drive is detected in the bios?
 

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Hi is there a way i can reset my fujitsu siemens scaleo p to factory settings?

I have recently bought the computer of ebay, and it still as the last owners stuff on it, and its running a bit slow.
or anywhere i can find the drivers, and maybe i could install windows xp fresh again?

please help

kind regards
Adamakajohn
 

A:Solved: how can i reset my computer to factory settings?(fujitsu siemens scaleo p)cel

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Built my computer about 7 months ago, worked fine up until now.

My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly. Task manager wont open and I have to reset it, however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the UEFI and not to Windows, even if I exit the UEFI it won't boot into Windows 8.1 until I shut it off completely then turn it back on. My M4 64g SSD (Windows Drive) doesn't show up in the boot menu but does in device manager/my computer, however this is not a new thing. (I suspected the SSD might be failing) The freezing started after having my computer off for 5 days (it's never been shut off for more than a day or two). I can think of no other unusual things I might have done or changed.

So far I have tried...

* Resetting the BIOS overclocks to "default" (they have been stable)

* Running memtest86 for a period of 5 hours with no errors.

* Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour. (This was happening while playing Battlefield 4 (I thought it might be the game/GPU) but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own. (Didn't crash)

* Freeing up space in the Windows SSD. (It had less than 1GB, now it has 18GB and the problem still occurs.)

* Checked all temperatures of CPU/GPU/Drives/Mobo, nothing is overheating. Under GPU stress test.

It doesn't lag or give warnings it just locks up.

There were several large .tmp files taking up space (4 - 7gb) in my win... Read more

A:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

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I recently installed windows blinds, i made my PC look awesome with a Windows Vista theme. i came back on today and my theme was gone, windows blinds somehow had a missing .dll, one program had completley vanished, all of my quick launch buttons that are in the start menu are gone, my custom tool bars were gone, my icons were all put in a curtain order and not the way i layed them out, when i go into program files it says that showing this data might harm the pc or something like that (the thing it says when you first go in there for the first time and you have to click on "Show.....", it is saying that i am not admin when i am, my close and minimize and maximize buttons are small and wont go big even when i change the setting, i cant get a wallpaper to go on background, it just stays blue, This " is now @ when it was in the right place, it seems like my whole operating system has just been reinstalled. WHAT THE **** HAS SOMEONE DONE TO IT, OR WHAT THE **** HAS HAPPENED BECAUSE IM PISSED OFF BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS ****ED!!.

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY PC BACK

And i have got to reinstall Windows Media Player 11 again and probobly the Windows Updates, i avnt got a clue what has gone and what hasnt.


anyone, please help me. im desperate for help with this one. plus
the pic of my theme is there. so is something covering up my theme, and windows blinds says it needs reinstalling. that vista theme that is on now is a .theme i downloaded, it is not the theme that is... Read more

A:Computer Reset, And Every Single Program Reinstalled? Or Reset Registrey>

Can you get to System Restore and Restore it to a date before this happened......
 

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