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Is there anyway to restore a laptop back to factory settings without the backup disc's?

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It depends on the make, it can be done on Toshiba through the Backup and Restore centre, on others you have to select a function key at start up.

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How can i restore factory settings without password


You can only restore the BIOS settings by selecting F2 on reboot. You need the password to restore operating system settings. Geek squad can break password.

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It looks like you'll have to either return it or perform a default factory recovery. These instructions are from their site but proceed knowing that this will erase any data that is stored on the primary partition (meaning if you have anything on it, it's gone...). Esentially it resets it to a point as if you just picked it up in the store (which you did.. :( )


How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    If you have a recovery disk:

    How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
    With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    1. Ensure that the computer is completely shutdown, then turn on the computer.
    2. When the eMachines splash screen appears, tap the Alt and F10 keys simultaneously. A screen stating "Starting eMachines eRecovery" should appear.
    3. From the recovery options, choose Restore system from CD/DVD.
    4. Insert either the first Recovery or Backup disc that you created.
    5. From the on-screen options, choose a backup.
    6. Click OK and the installation will begin.
    7. Change the disc as necessary when prompted.


      If you do not have a recovery disk:

    8. Restart the computer.
    9. When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
    10. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
    11. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

Dec 13, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Restore emachine W1136 desktop to factory settings without disc


I guess you can try it again to make it not able to start up such as to rename some important windows file. Always a good option to backup first.

You can chat with emachine tech on the following page.
http://emachines.com/support/answers.html

They might be glad to help. Someone might be always a little bit more courteous than others. You can reward them a most satisfactory feedback anyways.

Someone tried the Alt+F10 to get that restore option, I guess it might work with your emachine too. You might like to try it while starting up the system too.

Something to try if you didn't.
(1) Go to start menu
(2) Click on all programs
(3) click on Emachine
(4) click on Emachine recovery management
(5) Click on restore on the bar across the top
(6) click on restore to system factory default

Did you try the number key while starting up or the R key or maybe with the Alt key? Hope that help.

Jul 08, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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http://www.ehow.com/how_4478845_restore-acer-computer-factory-settings.html
Run Acer eRecovery Management Copy the Acer factory default backup disk Image Create backup of the system Create a complete backup Creating an incremental backup Erase a backup point Using the option ‘‘Burn Disk’’ Burn a backup disc with the factory default settings Burn a backup disc with the parameters of user Copy the current system configuration to disc Burn a disc backup software Restore the system Restore system to factory default settings Restore system from backup user Recover the system from CD / DVD Re-install applications / drivers Other means of System Restore No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10

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My husband has an e machines and has been having problems deleting certain programs and all he wants to do is restore to factory settings but he doesn't have the discs needed to do this...is there any way...


to do a system restore you would need the disks. possibly you could restore some settings but not a full restore. if it has xp and he has system restore enabled he might back up till a time the problems werent there.you would have had to have had the system restore activated befor the trouble started and it may still ahve problems there.some pc's have a backup on the hd you might try emachine support and see if this is the case here. i have fixed a few emachines just not that experienced their os.

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I need to restart my laptop to factory settings


if you want it to be factory settings, you would need the exact same Operatin Sytem installation disk which they probably didnt give you. The reason i say the same is because your serial numbers wont match as your original OS. Anyways if you only doing it to sell the laptop or two have a fresh Operating system, i would recomend you !1) Get a copy os Windows XP
2) Backup all your important files
3) Format your laptop and reinstall XP
4) Restore your files
5) Download (If you dont have it already) your drivers for your laptop. This can be found on Toshibas website.
6) Install all drivers and thats it. You have a Factory Set Laptop

Apr 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Reboot to factory settings without disc


Can you still log in to Windows Vista?
e machine has a RECOVERY MANAGEMENT allows you to restore sytem to factory default or reboot and tap F10 and follow instructions.

Good Luck!

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When you start a acer laptop up you can restore it back to factory condition by pressing a button i was wondring what that button was


I have 2 Acer laptops and neither have a restore option, usually you are prompted by Acer to make a backup disc as soon as you first boot it up and restore from that

Aug 15, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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I need to restore my computer back to its factory settings, however it didn't come with a recovery disc nor a windows xp disc


there is no recorvery disc comes under with windows xp cd. you can restore the data while you are using the windows xp, go to start menu, programs,accessories and system tools and system restore and there you can the date which the system is take the backup by the date. there date is highligted and click the data and restore the data for the go to the previous install and you have no data which you are saved before the date which you are giving to backup

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