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Restore Problem Hi I have an M15 and I don't know how to restore it. It is running very slowly and I tried to use the resore disks but it won't accept them. It won't even let me restore it to about a month ago. Starting it up while holding the 0 key didn't bring me to the screen it should have. Any suggestions?

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In case you have not remedied this problem ...

Start off by running Checkdisk to make sure the Hard Drive is okay.

Get a good Antivirus and run it [ AVG free is okay ]. [obviously you must have a good AV installed!]
Download and install Spybot S&D v1.6, and run it
Also find Malwarebytes AntiMalware ... install and run that.
You could also try CCleaner.
And finally get a good Registry cleaner - and run that.[ there are a few good Free ones you may find on CNET, or one of the other Reputable download sites ]

After you have run all of the above you WILL have a much happier computer, and should not have need to load a restore ...
BUT you Will NEED to create a New Restore Point before you start the clean up, AND once the computer has been cleaned up - also create a New Restore Point.
And finally when you have completed all that , run the Defrag - which may take a long time if not run recently. [ defrag should be run on a fairly regular basis ]

Incase you need to get into the Windows boot options, holding the " o " key not the "0" zero, may get you in. Other wise the [F8] key must be pressed at startup - this will bring up the options menu also.
If you Requre to Boot from the CDRom at startup - as the Computer is first powered on start presssing the Right Arrow key until you see the Hilite move across the Icons - here you can select HDD , CDRom, Floppy and even WindowsBoot Menu.
Good luck.

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