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Re: factory setting restore
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
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Re: factory setting restore
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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If the file that holds the factory settings is gone then there is no way to restore the factory settings back. You can however reinstall windows if you got a hold of a windows disc in the version you want. You can use the windows key on the computer somewhere to activate the windows. I would suggest doing a system restore the the last restore point and removing any unwanted things from there.
You would need some sort of disc to run and restore it back to factory settings. or you can try system restore which is in start accessories system tools system restore and it will restore from an earlier point.
You can use the Restore CD that came with the computer. The eMachines restore disk sets your PC back to factory settings with the original operating system and programs that were shipped with the computer. Doing so resolves many problems that can arise from long-term computer use, viruses, or the operating system slowing down.
1. To do a factory restore insert the restore CD then reboot the computer. When prompted, press any key to boot from the CD.
2. Select the option to "Reformat the drive to factory settings."
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system and original software that came with your computer.
4. Once the Restore finishes, you can re-install all the programs that you added to the computer as well as restore your files.
Reminder: Reformatting your computer erases all of your installed programs, personal documents, pictures and music. If you have the ability to, back up all of your personal data using a removable flash drive, external hard drive or DVDs before doing a Factory Restore.
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 â€˜â€˜Burn Diskâ€™â€™
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
If you want to put everything to factory settings, then just restore Windows XP to the installation date or the date of purchase of your Computer.To restore the computer follow these steps.
1.) Start--> All Programs---> Accessories--> System Tools ----> System Restore.
2) Open System Restore tool and then move back to the initial installation of your Operating System. Click the "Back" on the calender displayed.
3) When the installation month is displayed you can see some bold or highlighted dates.
4) Click any highlighted Day and then Press "Next" .
Now the System Restore will be performed and the system restarts.
5) After the system restart you will be notified of a successful restoration completed.
In the above way you can put the factory settings of the operating system.
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
*.GHO files are Norton Ghost images that are used by some OEM's to create a factory defuault image. When you restore this it should set the pc back to the same condition it was in when u purchased it however this will erase all your personal data on the drive.
If you are getting this error it means that the ghost image you are using to restore the PC is corrupted and cannot be used. eaither the CD is trying to read this data from a corrupted restore partition or the restore disk you have is bad (sometimes the disk may look fine- no scratches or anything and still be bad)
Try checking the disk for scratches or smudges but if you dont find any you can clean off the disk you will have to contact e-machines for a replacement disk.