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How do I go about resetting computer to factory settings without a restore disk

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  • simsplayer50 Dec 18, 2008

    If I put on a new windows program, can I remove the protection that someone else has put on the computer that won;t allow me to download

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No can do I'm sorry to say. Some laptops have restore partitions you can access but not Compaqs. You are encouraged to burn a restore DVD when you boot first time. You can run any licensed disc to reinstall and download the drivers from the Compaq site

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • wigglybus Dec 18, 2008

    This very much depends upon the type of install and just what is on there causing you the problem.

    If you can do a repair install it is very unlikely that it will remove any security policy settings that have been modified nor will it remove any virus problems you may or may not have. Nor will it remove any security log-on passwords that have been set.

    however should you do a full reinstall then it will remove any problems because in the process of reinstalling you can format the drive or even delete the partition, remake it and format. So then there is NOTHING left of the original operating system or data, just a new, clean install.

    However using this method ALSO deletes the system drivers so you need either to gather them together firat from the makers web site of use some sort of third party driver collector (such as My Drivers) and use then to reinstall - works most of the time but its best to download fresh drivers


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How do I reset my Toshiba Satellite 1800-S207 laptop to original factory settings


Satellite 1800-S207
Windows 7 and earlier Toshiba laptops come with the factory software recovery image stored in a special (hidden) area on the hard disk. From this special hidden image, you can restore your computer to its factory-fresh software condition.
How To: Perform system recovery - Windows 7
The following article will show you how to perform a system recovery. To Recover or perform a system recovery means to take the laptop back to factory settings (default settings). System restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

There are two methods to perform a system recovery:
  • Using Partitioned Recovery Method (Free Recovery)
  • Using Recovery CDs / DVDs / Media
Details provided at the link listed below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Perform-system-recovery-Windows-7/ta-p/279643
Restore means to go back to an earlier point in time on the computer.

Refresh means PC settings will be set to default without effecting personal files or settings.

Reset means back to factory settings. (default settings) - deleting all personal files, programs and settings. Similar to Recover or Recovery


Windows 8 Toshiba laptops have many restore and recovery options available depending on your needs. To better understand these options and how they affect your computer, please view the video available in the linked article below.
http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/How-To-Understanding-System-Restore-Refresh-Reset-and-Recovery/ta-p/342690

Oct 01, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite 1800-S207 Notebook

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RESET TO FACTORY SETTINGS


What type of Laptop ? and operating system on it ?

Restoring your laptop to factory settings can take up to an hour to perform, depending upon the type of laptop and operating system on your machine. Prior to performing a system recovery, you should remove any external peripherals, such as ExpressCards, PC Cards, and USB-connected printers and hard drives. Turn on the laptop. Press the "F8" key until the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appears. Select "Repair Your Computer" using the arrow keys. Press the "Enter" key. Choose your "Language," then "Next." Login with an administrator-level username and password. Click "OK. Select "Dell Factory Image Restore," then "Next." Tick the check box next to "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition." Click "Next." Click on "Finish" after the computer has concluded the factory restoration. b> Restore on an HP b> Insert the HP recovery disk. Restart the computer, and press the "F11" key. Press the "F" key to "reinstall factory settings." If your computer's operating system is damaged, you may only see "perform a full system recovery" as an option. In this case, press "R." Insert any disks if prompted by the restoration program. Otherwise, permit the computer to restart as needed. b> Restore Via Disks (Generic) b> Insert the "Recovery Disk" or "System Recovery Disk." If you have more than one disk, make sure you insert "Disk 1" or "Part 1." Press any key to boot from CD if prompted to do so. Choose a "Full System Restore," "Restore Factory Settings," or another option worded similarly. Confirm that you want to perform the restoration. Press "Next," "Yes," or "OK," as needed. Press "Finish" or "Restart" when prompted by the computer. Hope this helps.

Dec 23, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I am selling my computer and I would like to reset it back to factorys settings.


If you have the restore disks then you can do a factory reset. If there is no restore disk then you will have to re-install windows from the Windows Installation CD. If you do not have the CD then you may want to sell the system without any operating system.Download a boot disk called Boot and Nuke to format your hard drive before you sell the system. This will erase ALL data from your hard drive.

Jul 06, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

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Hi, i have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk


have an acer aspire one with windows xp home edition 2002, i need to reset it back to factory settings, but i have now disk to put it on there. how do i restore it to factory settings without a disk ?

Use system restore and add/remove program to use system restore go to start ---> all programs
---> accessories ---> sytem tools ---> system restore .. restore your computer in earlier time...
to go to add and remove program click start ---> control panel and find add/remove program
remove the program you did not have when its new...

hope it helps god bless

Jun 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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How do I reset to factory settings without the disk


Hi,

In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.

1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11
2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application.
3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration.
4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings

Apr 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How to restore my laptop to its factory settings


Proir to restoring computer devices, ascertain that resources that would require backup is securely preserved. For example, computers loose resources least complented by the manufcturer with restoration to factory settings. Also significant is consulting with technician to ascertain the condition of device that least require facory settings. Usually a condition is resolvable with an alternate means least requiring factory settings. Prior arrangments that make restoration attainable includes acquiring the tool resources either as disk roms that contain programs. Usually the computer manufacturer would have provided the restore resources either as disk roms either CD or DVD. Recent computers however have built in programs restore media in which instance restore is possible without disk roms materials. Depending on the condition of the computer considering recent innovation would either require disk material to attain restore or builing functions. Usually refering to the computer support experts with conditions that are encounted would attain means to resolve.

Feb 19, 2011 | HP Mini 210-1030NR Netbook

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I want to reset my laptop to factory settings? How do I do this?


Do you have the restore disks? If you put the restore disk in your disk drive you should be able to follow the steps to reset to factory settings. When I did this to my computer, I chose the box that said "Restore computer to out of the box state"

BEFORE you do this, you should back up any text and image files that you want to keep. After resetting, your files will be lost and you will have to reinstall any programs or files that did not originally come on your computer.

Dec 05, 2010 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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How do you reset to factory settings on a Dell Latitude D510 laptop without discs?


Only way to do this would be to do a "system restore" without disks you can only hope you have restore points setup... run system restore from control panel and find out..

if no restore points contact dell for a restore disk.. remember the system restore without disks will not remove viruses or other harmful files..

Aug 30, 2009 | Dell Latitude D510 Notebook

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How do i restore to factory settings without disk?


I assume you mean factory installation. You need the disks. Unless there is a recovery partition, unlikely on this model. Alternatively you could find an oem windows xp home or professional depending on what coa sticker is on the laptop and install that.

Jun 16, 2009 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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Acer 3680 factory reset


here is the link to the manual for your laptop. please go there and take note of pages 70-73 that show how to restore your system with and without the disks.

Sep 29, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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