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Factory setting restore

Can you do a factory setting restore on the e-systems T2042?

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Yes, you can!

You will need the original cds that came with the PC. (if you do not have them, you can request a copy from emachines).

This are the instruccions (from the user manual)

1. Turn on the computer.
2. Insert the Restore CD #1 into the optical drive (D:) before your computer boots up.
3. Restoration procedures will be started.
4. When the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu appears, type the number 1 and press Enter.

CAUTION
If you select “1. RESTORE WINDOWS XP,” you will lose all data in the hard disk (C:).

System Restore Menu / WINDOWS XP
1 RESTORE WINDOWS XP
2 BOOT TO COMMAND PROMPT FROM CD-ROM
Please select 1 or 2: _ [1, 2]?

5. Select "1. RESTORE WINDOWS XP,"
It will ask you to press any key. (do it)

6. It will show another warning. To continue press "Y"

7. The restoration process will start.


If you do not have a copy of the manual, you can get it here


Good luck

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If you have a Cd Rom called a Recovery Disk that usually comes with the computer. You can reformat the computer to it's original configurations. You will lose all data. It will be as if you took it right out of the box. Or on some computers you can do a Recovery only withour reformatting the PC. you will have to reinstall all updates , programs, etc. you turn off the computer and install the disc then you restart the computer. The disk will give you the option to Recover Only or Recover and Format.

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