Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
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.
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Hard or master reset
A hard reset restores the original factory settings and may erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, programs, and contacts stored in the internal memory. To perform a hard reset, follow these steps:
Hard or master reset using hardware buttons
If the phone is locked, frozen, or unresponsive, you can hard reset it using the hardware keys instead of the menu. A hard reset restores the original factory settings and may erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, programs, and contacts stored in the internal memory. To perform a hard reset using hardware keys, follow these steps:
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