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Trying to restore computer to factory configuration. How do I do it

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    I want to restore my laptop to the factory condition but I only get the options to either: A] pick a date form the calender or B] set up a new date.

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You can restore your computer to factory conifguration through BIOS. Differenct computers have different BIOS versios. you will find in BIOS something like restore to factory settings or something like that.
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SOURCE: restore factory settings

there are 2 ways for doing this

1) Fast and easy without backup disk just do this

Acer: When you turn on the laptop and see the Acer logo screen, hold the ALT key and press the F10 key (you need to do this before the Acer logo disappears).


2) If the method above doesnt work u can do it thru backup disk u have got when u purchased ur laptop u shud have made it thru Erecovery software.

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Posted on Apr 13, 2009

SOURCE: trying to restore acer netbook to factory defaults

Insert your Operating System recovery CD then try to turn off the computer, remove the cables and battery. Then press and hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert the cables and battery. Press and hold F12 while turning on the computer. Select the CD/DVD ROM under boot device menu. Press any key to boot from CD. Then select English > then select Custom > then select Disk 0 partition. On that manner, your system will install fresh copy of your operating system and will restore your pc in factory default..

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Hi my dell studio laptop will not boot up and has bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart but nothing happens


Darren,
After trying the steps in other post you could try a PC Restore.
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell™ Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
Windows PC RESTORE
hennph, Windows 7 PC Restore
These are the steps in performing Windows 7 PC Restore:
Step 1: Backup important files and data
Step 2: Remove non-essential peripherals
Except for the monitor, keyboard and mouse, remove all external peripherals including scanner, printer, modem or network cables, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive, any other external devices (e.g. USB-attached devices), remove the computer from the docking station if you are using one.
Step 3: Restore the computer's software to original condition
Turn on the computer.
As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select "Repair Your Computer" on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and press <Enter>.
Specify the language settings that you want, and click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
Step 4: Restore your personal files and data from backups
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Nov 12, 2014 | Dell Studio 17 Laptop

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Dell studio 1537 repair computer dosnt work


WARNING: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, you should back up your personal files.If your computer is running, Click Start > Restart
While the computer starts, press the F8 key, until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
Using the Down Arrow , select Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
Select your language
and click Next.
Log in as an Administrative user, and click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore from the System Recovery Options.
From the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click the check box that says: Yes, reformat hard drive and restore software to factory condition.
Click Next. Wait while your computer is restored to the default factory configuration
.
Once the restoration has completed, Click Finish
.
Windows Vista is now installed on your Dell Studio, configured just as it was when you first received the Computer.
Hope that helps.

Dec 31, 2013 | Dell Studio 1537 Laptop

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How to set a dell back to factory


Restore the computer to the default factory configuration

Note:

When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up any personal files. If you do not back up these files, the data will be lost.
  • 1. Restart the computer
    • To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
  • 2. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
    • Note: You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
  • 3. Press the Down arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.


  • 4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  • 5. Log in as a user who has administrative privileges and click OK.
  • 6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  • 7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
  • 8. Check the box saying Yes, reformat the hard drive and restore system software to factory conditions.
  • 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Jun 29, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop

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Dell inspiron n5030


Have you tried restoring the computer to the original factory configuration? If you did not have the problem when you first received the laptop, the restoration will fix it. (Page 70 of the Setup Guide -- Factory Image Restore).

If the restoration fixes it, that means that some configuration change caused the problem, most likely an update. If you keep track of future updates you can discover which one triggers the problem when it recurs.

If the restoration does not fix it and the computer did not originally have the problem, that means that a hardware problem has developed.

Apr 19, 2012 | Dell Inspiron N5030 Notebook

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Cant open windows, have got following error code; Oxc0150002 i want to restore factory settings how can i do this?


Hi, Restore the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

Notice:
When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.
  • 1. Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
  • 2. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.


Note:
You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

Good Luck (please don't post in all CAPITAL LETTERS next time)
  • 3. Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

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  • 4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  • 5. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
  • 6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  • 7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
  • 8. Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
  • 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Nov 14, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Trying to restore acer netbook to factory defaults because windows won't start.however that option is'nt in console.I have only last known good configuration, or directory services restore mode (windows...


Insert your Operating System recovery CD then try to turn off the computer, remove the cables and battery. Then press and hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert the cables and battery. Press and hold F12 while turning on the computer. Select the CD/DVD ROM under boot device menu. Press any key to boot from CD. Then select English > then select Custom > then select Disk 0 partition. On that manner, your system will install fresh copy of your operating system and will restore your pc in factory default..

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How to preform pc restore for windows 7 in dell laptop?


As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Jun 12, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Computer keeps rebooting at login page. It starts up by saying it has 3 of 3 updates and don't turn off the computer and it then goes to the login page for a split second before it reboots, How do I fix...


Hi, this is a common problem with a vista update, dont know why it does it, just does! When it tries to restart keep pressing the 'F8' button and you should get advanced boot options menu where you can get windows to try and repair itself to an earlier restore point, if the problem persists then I'm afraid you'll be looking at restoring back to original factory settings. Below is an extract from the Dell manual found at
http://book-lab.ru/pdf/DELL-INSPIRON/service_manual_for_DELL_Inspiron_1525.pdf

Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive
back to its original factory configuration as when you first ordered it from
Dell. This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed
with Windows Vista® and does not include computers purchased through
the Express Upgrade promotion or computers that were upgraded to
Windows Vista from another version of Windows.
NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all
data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal
files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.
1 Restart the computer. To do this, click Start → → Restart.
2 As the computer restarts, press <F8> until the Advanced Boot Options
menu appears on the screen.
NOTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the
screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the
Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see
the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this
step until you see the menu on the screen.
3 Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced
Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory
condition checkbox.
9 Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Hope this helps!

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HOW COULD I REBOOT MY PC LIKE NEW


If I got you right, you want to restore your computer to the default factory configuration.
Please go to the following page:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1521/en/om_en/html/trouble.htm#wp1063103
When you are there, scroll down a little bit to the section:
"
Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration"
Follow the instructions to restore your system to the default factory configuration.

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How do you reset factory default on dell inspiron 1501


restart your computer when you see the dell screen press CTRL+F11 follow the steps.

if your computer is older then 4 years I think its F8

Oct 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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