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Restore computer to factory default settings

Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.
Each computer manufacture has slightly different procedures but this is how it works.

When you turn it on right at the beginning there is a black screen and there are a few f key options.
They will flash up with the option when you turned it on, before windows kicks in. Take a look at the user manual to find out for sure.
Press the correct f key before windows starts up, then go through the menus in setup (it will look all crappy and dos like) and find restore factory settings (or something like that) and click yes.
The recovery process can take from 30 minutes to two or more hours to complete. The computer will appear to stop working for long periods of time and will then restart several times. Do not interrupt the process, nor attempt to use the computer
If your computer does not have a restore partition, then you'll need the CDs that came with your computer. Insert the first cd and follow directions. Refer to your owners manual for complete instructions.
It's a great feature, and will completely kill any virus or ANY problems you have had and couldn't get rid of.

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There are two different ways you can reset your LG G2x P999 to its factory default settings, via settings menu and using phone buttons. WARNING!!! If a factory reset (hard reset) is performed, all installed application and user data such as messages, phone contacts, image, video and audio files will be erased. Please remember to back up any important data before performing a factory reset.
Reset LG G2x P999 using Settings Menu
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  3. Read the warning and touch Reset phone.
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Reset LG G2x P999 using Phone Buttons
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1. Turn off Samsung Dart. Press and hold Volume up key + POWER on the
phone. Reset

2. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the keys.

3. Using the volume keys, scroll down to Wipe Data / Factory Reset.

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You may follow the below steps to perform a full factory restore:

Use an external hard drive to back up any important files on the computer as all of the data on the computer's hard drive will be erased during the restore process. Connect the hard drive to the computer via the USB cable and transfer any valuable photos, music, programs or documents into the hard drive's folder. Once all the files are copied into the folder, right-click on the hard drive's folder icon and choose "Eject."
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