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How to perform an eMachine Factory Restore

Back up all of your photos, documents, folders, files, favorites (bookmarks) and anything else you would like to keep and reinstall after the system recovery. Use a CD, DVD, flash drive, MP3 or external hard drive to store your data temporarily.
Click on the "System Recovery" icon (usually found within the start menu) and begin the process by following the on-screen prompts.
Click on "restore" and note the warnings about losing all of your data. Wait for the computer to complete the process of erasing the hard drive and creating a new partition.
Insert the emachines recovery disk in the CD tray when prompted. This will start the process. There are usually one or two disks involved and the computer will let you know which ones to insert when and will even eject the tray automatically in most cases. You may have to restart at least three times, do not be alarmed by this and keep the disk in until you are prompted otherwise.
Example of Windows Installation Install Windows on the new partition and follow the prompts on your screen. Be sure to choose the largest partition, the one with the most kb available. There are usually two to choose from, as you have deleted the other ones in the steps prior.
Reinstall all of your backed up data and any software programs you are currently using, including the printer and Internet, if needed. Be sure all of your drivers and hardware is working properly, as they have been reinstalled as well during the recovery process.

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how do I delete from my favorites


The following document contains information on how to manage your bookmarks and favorites in all of the major Internet browsers. To proceed, select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Opera
Internet Explorer
To access favorites:
Press Alt + C
or
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Click on the Favorites IE favorites icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
Click any Favorite folder to expand and show its contents.
To delete favorites or folders:
- Right-click the favorite or folder you want to delete.
- Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.
To move and organize items in your favorites:
- Drag-and-drop your favorites or folders to rearrange them.
Renaming items in your favorites:
- Right-click the favorite or folder you want to rename.
- Select Rename from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Type in the desired name and press Enter.
Google Chrome
To access your bookmarks:
Press Ctrl + Shift + O
or
Open the Google Chrome Internet browser.
Click Customize and control google chrome Chrome settings in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
Move you mouse cursor over Bookmarks and then click Bookmark manager.
Deleting:
- Highlight the bookmark or folder you want to delete by clicking it once.
- Press the delete key on your keyboard to remove the bookmark or folder.
- Tip: You can also right-click a bookmark or folder, then select Delete from the menu.
Organizing:
- Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to re-organize them.
Renaming:
- Right-click the bookmark or folder you want to rename.
- Select Edit... from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Type in the desired name and press Enter.
Mozilla Firefox
To access your bookmarks:
Press Ctrl + Shift + B
or
Open the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
Click Show your bookmarks Firefox bookmarks in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
Select Show All Bookmarks.
Deleting:
- Highlight the bookmark or folder you want to delete by clicking it once.
- Press the delete key on your keyboard to remove the bookmark or folder.
- Tip: You can also right-click a bookmark or folder, then select Delete from the menu.
Organizing:
Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to re-organize them.
Renaming:
- Highlight the bookmark or folder you want to rename by clicking it once.
- Locate the field labeled Name: in the lower right-hand section of the Library window.
- Type in the desired name and press Enter.
Opera
To access your bookmarks:
Press Ctrl + Shift + B
or
Open the Opera Internet browser.
Click Customize and control Opera opera button in the upper left-hand corner of the browser window.
Select Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.
Deleting:
- Locate the folder or bookmark you would like to delete and move your mouse cursor over it.
- A circled X should appear in the upper right-hand corner; click it to delete.
Organizing:
- Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to re-organize them.
Renaming:
- Right-click the bookmark or folder you want to rename.
- Select Edit... from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Type in the desired name and press Enter.

Apr 08, 2017 | GPS

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Hi - My AVG scanner said that google chrome is corrupted - I would like to keep my bookmarks - so how can I go about repair - Right now it won't do much


If you can open Google Chrome you can go to the bookmarks and drag those to a new folder or your desktop. This will create a icon and when you click on it, it will open your favorites.
OR
  1. Click the wrench icon chrome_toolsmenu.gif on the browser toolbar. Mac users: If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and clickBookmarks.
  2. Select Bookmark manager.
  3. Drag the favorites into new folder or desktop.

Oct 21, 2010 | Google Chrome

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I inadvertantly bookmarked some favorites twice and they both landed on my favorites bar. I've tried everything but cannot get rid of them


go into control panel and open "folder options", check off show hidden files, and system files. Then do a search for "all files or folders" and type in search word "Favorites" without the quotes. Internet explorer favorites are stored in this folder and can be deleted as if they were a file. locate it icon in the favorites folder, right click and delete. Hope this helps. if your using something other than IE you will need to make another comment here

Sep 02, 2010 | Google Computers & Internet

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I need help restoring my pc to factory settings


Back up all of your photos, documents, folders, files, favorites (bookmarks) and anything else you would like to keep and reinstall after the system recovery. Use a CD, DVD, flash drive, MP3 or external hard drive to store your data temporarily.
Click on the "System Recovery" icon (usually found within the start menu) and begin the process by following the on-screen prompts.
Click on "restore" and note the warnings about losing all of your data. Wait for the computer to complete the process of erasing the hard drive and creating a new partition.
Insert the emachines recovery disk in the CD tray when prompted. This will start the process. There are usually one or two disks involved and the computer will let you know which ones to insert when and will even eject the tray automatically in most cases. You may have to restart at least three times, do not be alarmed by this and keep the disk in until you are prompted otherwise.
do-emachines-system-recovery--1.5-120x120.jpg Example of Windows Installation Install Windows on the new partition and follow the prompts on your screen. Be sure to choose the largest partition, the one with the most kb available. There are usually two to choose from, as you have deleted the other ones in the steps prior.
Reinstall all of your backed up data and any software programs you are currently using, including the printer and Internet, if needed. Be sure all of your drivers and hardware is working properly, as they have been reinstalled as well during the recovery process.

Mar 04, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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