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My computer has crashed. How do I restore it? My computer did not come with a recovery disk.

My computer has crashed. How do I restore it? My computer did not come with a recovery disk.

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If it's a popular brand like HP or Dell, you can buy one from the company's web site.

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How do I reconfigure, or restore to original settings?


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They normally do that for a small $ cost.

Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.

See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.

Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.


Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.

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My computer has crashed and I need a recovery cd to restore the system. Is there anywhere to download the recovery?


You can go here:

http://www.emachines.com/support/drivers.html

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Computer crash. Have No recovery disk.


Hi jgar2141,

If you are trying to restore the Computer to the factory settings, it is not required to have the Recovery Discs as you can use the Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. To access the Recovery Partition, restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. This will boot the Computer to the Edit Boot Options screen. There, please press the Enter Key.This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, you can select the "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory settings. (Selecting the "Restore C: Drive" option will erase all the Data in the Computer and restore to the factory defaults)

After selecting the Restore C: Drive, please follow the simple onscreen instructions to proceed with the System Recovery. The System Recovery process using the VAIO Recovery Center should fix all the Software issues in the Computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults.

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Please post back if you have any questions or require any further assistance.

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XP or Vista?
Common crashes are from bad memory, then the resotre won't work either.
Download microsoft Diagnostics and recovery tools set DART and test the memory first.
If memory is good, then make sure it sin't the DVD drive. Swap the drive with someone elses or get an external DVD drive.
If this fails, purchase the resotre disks. (Hate to get restore disks and find out you didn't need them)

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so that you can use the same DVD in case the OS crashes.
In your case as your hard disk was crashed and replaced ask the people from where you purchased the laptop/pc to restore it to the new hard disk, or purchase the Operating System.

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Does any one have gateway GT5220 Installation disk ?


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