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Usually, when your computer begins to boot, ther is a screen that may say something like:

For Setup press F10, For Recovery press F11.

It could be any "F" key. You only have a few seconds to see it and make the selection.

Some systems have their recovery program as a regular program from the Start>All Programs menus.

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How to take laptop back to factory settings


Depending on the brand and year it was made there may be a factory partition that will restore computer back to factory defaults, if not then a reinstallation of windows will be necessary, If factory partition is available just do a search o Google with your make and model # such as : How to restore an Acer Aspire 7425 to factory defaults using recovery partition

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I need to restore my computer using the Function keys and do not remember which Function key(s) to use


If you are certain that there is a recovery partition with a factory default image then your user manual should include the instructions on how to access it.
HP normally uses a backup and recovery software rather than a recovery partition with a default image. This setup requires that you make restoration discs before using the computer in case something goes wrong.
Alternatively, you can keep restarting the computer and hit a different function key each time in an attempt to access a recovery program.
If you own a copy of Windows you can also just put in the disc and install Windows to your C: drive and over-write the existing installation.
As a last resort, you can order a set of recovery discs from HP's Customer Support.

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How to reboot my gateway nv53 laptop to factory without a cd bought this laptop used starting to have problems so i want to erase everything and make it like new


Hi.

The laptop may have a hidden recovery partion which you can access from boot up. Turn the laptop off and then restart it. When you see the Gateway logo hold down Alt and repeatedly press the F10 key. From there follow the on-screen instructions to restore the laptop to factory defaults, it should take about half an hour but could be longer.

Remember to back up any data that you want before you restore the system.

If you can't access the recovery partition then you can use Windows to do it for you. Click on the Start Menu> All Programs>Gateway and then Gateway Recovery Management. In the Gateway Recovery window click on Restore and then select Restore System to factory default and follow the on-screen instruction. The computer will restart and proceed with the restore.




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I have an acer aspire 4736g, i need to restore my notebook to factory default, i wait for the acer logo to appear on the lcd screen. then i press the "Alt" and "F10" keys at the same...


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Acer PC or laptop
Step 1:
Click "Start" menu.
Step 2:
Click "Programs."
Step 3:
Click "Acer Recovery Management."
Step 4:
Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5:
Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6:
Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7:
Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings.
Tips & Warnings
If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below).
Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults.
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Please how do i restore my sony vaio VGN-P530H to its factory status


Hi fidelis_igin,

The Computer comes with a recovery partition present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. You can use this Recovery Partition to restore the Computer to the factory status. The Recovery Partition can be accessed using the VAIO Recovery Center Software installed in the Computer or by pressing and holding the F10 Key while restarting the Computer. Below are the steps to access the Recovery Partition in the Computer and to perform the System Recovery in the Computer.

Using VAIO Recovery Center.

To access the VAIO Recovery Center, click Start, Help and Support and click the "Troubleshoot my VAIO" option. Then, in the opened window, under VAIO Recovery Center, click Launch VAIO Recovery Center. After that, in the VAIO Recovery Center, click "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory defaults. (Selecting the Restore C: Drive will erase all the Data in the computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults). Once you have selected the "Restore C: Drive" option, please click the "Start" button, then, please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Recovery Process.

Using F10 Key at the Start-up.

Please restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. Then, at the Edit Boot Options screen, press the Enter Key. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. Then, you can select the Restore C: Drive and go with on screen instructions to complete the System Recovery.


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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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Recovery


Here are the complete instructions to do the Recovery in the Computer.

Note: The Recovery will erase all the data in the computer and restore to the factory defaults.

The VGN-FE770G computer has a Recovery Partition built in it. You can use the Recovery Partition to do the System Recovery. You can access the Recovery Partition using the "VAIO Recvery Wizard" software installed in the Computer.
  1. On the taskbar, click the Start button, point to All Programs , point to VAIO Recovery, then click the VAIO Recovery icon.
  2. In the VAIO Recovery window, click to select the "Restore C: Drive" option to do the System Recovery.
  3. Then, in the Restore C: Drive window, click to select the I understand box.
  4. After that, click the Next button.
  5. After the bundled applications are installed, under Restore C: Drive (Step 4 of 4) , click the Finish button.
  6. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
All the best...

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Restore to factory condition


If your computer supports it, depending on the model, you may be able to access the recovery partition on startup by pressing F8 repeatedly. When accessed, this will give you the option to restore your computer to factory defaults.

Other models require a restore disc. These should be made from within the operating system if available (again, depending on model). You may also be able to get your restore discs from the manufacturer.

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Hi,

This Computer has Recovery Partition hidden in the Hard Drive. You can access the Recovery Partition using the VAIO Recovery Wizard or pressing the F10 Key while restarting the Computer.

The System Recovery will restore the Computer back to the factory defaults and all the data in the Computer will be lost.

  1. To access the VAIO Recovery Wizard, please click "Start", All Programs" , VAIO Recovery and VAIO Recovery icon.
  2. Then, in the VAIO Recovery Window, please select the "Restore C: Drive" option.
  3. Then, in the Restore C: Drive window, click to select the I understand box.
  4. Then, click the Next button.
  5. After the bundled applications are installed, under Restore C: Drive (Step 4 of 4) , click the Finish button.
  6. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
Good luck..

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How to set my vaio back to factory default with no boot disks and recovery center doesnt work


The VGN-FW370J/H Computer is shipped with Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive.

If you do not have the Recovery Discs and the VAIO Recovery Center is not working, a recovery of the (C:) drive can be performed by accessing the Recovery Partition.

(If the Recovery Partition is not accessible by pressing the F10 Key while restarting the Computer, the only option is to purchase the Recovery Discs and perform the System Recovery.
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Please follow the below steps to access the Recovery Partition and restore the Computer to the factory default.

Note: Restoring the Computer to the factory settings will erase all the Data on the Hard Drive and restore it to the factory condition.
  1. Restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key.
  2. If and Edit Boot Options Screen appears, press the Enter Key.
  3. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center window.
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, please select the Restore C: Drive option.
  5. Next to the "Restore C: Drive", please click the "Start" button.
  6. Under Before Restore C: Drive , ensure the Skip option is selected, and click the Next button.
  7. Under WARNING: This program deletes all files on the C: drive , click to select the I understand box.
  8. Then, click the Start button.
  9. After the bundled applications are installed, click the Finish button.
  10. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
  11. This should restore the Computer to the factory defaults.

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