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How do i erase all current data from my comp and reboot it as if i were to start again as my computer has become very slow

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Hi im trying to fix a hard drive 160 out of a compact into a dell 3000 and reformat it with xp pro its a home xp with a 40 gig at the moment i have the disk will it be a hard job to do ? hope you can help as i want to make this one up for my kids many thanks steve

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I need a factory reset


Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec
NOTICE: Using Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications or
drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC Restore. Use PC
Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.
NOTE: Dell PC Restore by Symantec is not available in all countries or on all computers.
Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system.
PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
Any programs or files added since you received your computer-including data files-are permanently
deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos,
music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.
To use PC Restore:
1 Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the
computer again.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6-10 minutes to complete.
56 Troubleshooting Tools
5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
6 When prompted, click Yes.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that
appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the
computer was turned on.
7 Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8 After the computer restarts, click OK.

Feb 03, 2014 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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My computer is saying that the system is not fully installed and all I want to do is to resite it to its factory settings


Which operating system ?????.....
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.
Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
using the hp recovery manager in windows 7

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How to master reset my emachine desk top ? Its very slow


To do a factory resore and remove all data look at the boot up menue it will tell you to push a key generally F10 or F8 to start factory restore.

However you can fix your slow pc with out doing that by running the command "msconfig".

Go to "run" from the start menu
click run and type msconfig in it

next go to that startup tab and disable all.
next look for sound and video drivers (nvidia, ati)that may need to be on. and turn them on
(Things like adobe reader and ms office can be safely turned off and will still run fine)

now reboot you should have a mutch faster pc.


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How to reboot a computer with erasing hard drive


You need to get a little more familiar with terminology; 'reboot' simply means restart and while PCs start from the hard drive, erasing the drive means making the hard drive momentarily empty of data or system files.
Did you mean 'reformat?' This can make the drive empty of any recoverable files if done properly or, if done with the quicker method, it simply makes the file names different and unusable meaning the content can be recovered if desired.
If you are trying to destroy existing data but want to preserve the operating system, there are numerous free utilities that will do that securely and remove sensitive material.
I use this one for secure deletions, it's pretty simple and easy to use and can make any data totally 'gone' by several different methods.
Eraser

May 19, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have pcchips m955g motherboard, comp reboots during


Hi,
If the computer keeps rebooting when you first start it up it is quite possible that the hard drive is broken. It keeps looking for the start up boot sector, but it's broken so it keeps trying again..and again...and well you know.
Hank

Nov 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Hard Reset for HP Pavilion a1220n


Press F10 when you start the computer and follow the prompts.

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My emachine computer is to slow.


I just did a complete recovery to an eMACHINE COMPUTER without the disc that comes with the comp. first step is to save any document , files , photo , music & video to a CD-R , external hard drive , or another comp. when ready turn on comp. yor gonna see the initial black screen with the big " e " following the technical data information , look down where it says RECOVERY and follow instructions , hope this helps

Apr 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Erase everything from my hardrive,start fom cero


You can erase all the data in your harddrive by formatting it. If you have installer of windows insert it to the cdrom or dvd and change the booting options in the cmos or bios setup to boot in the cdrom. Reboot the computer in follow the instruction how to install in format the hard disk. Delete the partitions and create a new one to avoid the virus stay in the sector of the disk

Apr 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Rebooting


its depends on how you make reboot.
  • If you are making hard-reboot means just powering off the power supply, then you may be lost some data or files if they are open.
  • If you are making soft-reboot i.e. from Start->Shutdown -> Restart, then you are not going to loose any bit of information or data.
If any more query just Ask me please......

Thanks
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