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Lost memory. Lost screen did recovery system setup and went back to factory mode. How do I get my data back?

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If you did a complete system recovery then you may be out of luck. You can find programs online that can scan your hard drive for deleted files and restore them, but they are not usually able to find everything. So at best you can probably save some of your information.

Programs like "undelete" and "Recover my files" are capable of doing this.

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Blue screen error tried to start in safe mode now wont come on


Looks like a job for going back to a systems restore point. If you are lucky, that will be successful.

In hindsight, probably trying to uninstall the program with Revo Uninstaller or Glary's Absolute Uninstaller might have been worth trying even in safe mode. I had my worst computer failure when I deleted a file out of the systems folder when in safe mode manually just because I was advised to do so on a web site.

If the machine will do a normal boot, if you be a good time to backup your data because you might just have to do a destructive recovery from in the not too distant future and you would loose all your data. My guess is that if safe mode has failed, you probably are not having luck with a successful system restore point being accessible, either.

You may have to repeatedly press at F10 on start up to get to a recovery option. These Presario's typically have a recovery partition rather than recovery discs.

If the machine is sitting there grinning at you without loading the OS, you might have to use an emergency boot from Linux on a USB stick, just to get some of your data.) Here is a link that has a system rescue usb stick setup: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2021326/turn-your-flash-drive-into-a-portable-pc-survival-kit.html. That looks pretty technical. You might try the Ultimate Boot Disk, otherwise.

It would be really nice if you had a windows installation disk and could run scandisk or chkdsk. That might repair your system enough for you to they try other ways to get rid of the offending program.




Apr 27, 2014 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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I want to know how to restore mr presario compaq sr1720nx back to factory settings


There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults.


Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality.

You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses.


Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows based PCs. Be sure that you want to delete everything this process is irreversible.


Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc.

Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse.


Turn on the computer. As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process.

When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot".


Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter".

Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list.


Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk.

Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".


System recovery should initiate. If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving.


Press "R" to begin the recovery process.

When prompted, select "Full System Recovery".


Restart the computer when the process has completed.


Hope this helps.


Nov 21, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1720NX (EL435AA) PC...

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Start fresh factory settings


Hi,

There should be a recovery partition on the desktop computers hard drive.
Follow the instructions bellow (or print this page) for a full factory recovery.

  1. Turn off the computer if it is not already off.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices and cables such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax. Remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord .
  3. Turn on the computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly , about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.
  4. Click Next . A Microsoft System Restore screen opens.
  5. Select No, I would like to see other options , and then click Next . A System recovery screen opens.
  6. Click Yes , and Next to continue the recovery process.
  7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. To do so, read Backing up your files . To continue recovery, select No , and then click Next .
  8. A recovery progress screen opens. Wait while files are restored.
  9. When System Recovery is complete, click Finish .
  10. The computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
  11. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
  12. Reinstall any software applications that were added after purchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

Regards.

Feb 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do you Reboot a computer back to factory setting


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Factory Settings CD
    How To Use the Restore Factory Setting CD
  1. Step 1 Make sure to transfer all of the files you want to keep to a USB memory stick or burn to a CD.
  2. Step 2 Put the "Restore Factory Setting CD" into the CD drive. This CD was packaged with your computer.
  3. Step 3 Confirm you want to restore the factory settings. The computer will begin restoring all settings. Don't disturb your computer, as this process can take several hours. .
  4. Step 4 Reboot the computer to complete the process.
  5. How to Reboot Using the Computer Start-Up
  6. Step 1 Turn on your computer. Right away there will be a black screen. You can restore factory settings without a CD, too. This will reset your BIOS.
  7. Step 2 Press "F1" when the black screen appears to enter the setup configuration mode. You will be presented with a menu.
  8. Step 3 Select "Restore Factory Defaults." That's it. Your computer will do all the work for you. Like the CD, this process may take several hours.

Jan 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Compaq Presario SR5410F says unsuported mode after factory restor


Hi,

You need to restart the computer and start tapping F11 key when you restart the computer, we will be directed to recovery manager. We need to reset it back to factory settings as the factory restore was not completed properly. You will reach a screen which will say " Welcome to recovery manager".

Click on Advance Options and select System Recovery (This will erase all the data and will reinstall the Operating System and the Softwares/Drivers which came with the PC when you bought it).

Click on next after selecting system recovery, select NO when it asks you to backup the data. and click on next. You will reach a screen which will say "Re formating your Hard drive partition". It will take 30-40 mins (minimum) and will prompt a message. Recovery has been successfully completed. Click on Finish and follow the on screen instruction and you will reach the desktop screen in 15mins and PC will work absolutelly fine.

Regards,
Shrey

Dec 07, 2009 | HP COMPAQ Presario SR5410F Pentium...

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Lost memory need to get it back.


Hi woody879

Unfortunetly you need specialeced software for this. Data recovery from a formatted drive.
You could search the Repair Service Directory on this site for a data recovery centre close to you.
Or buy the software for your self.

Regards
Go-Tech

Dec 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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The screen comes up and says Windows was not shut down properly, and to start in Normal, safe mode, etc. to choose one of them. Nothing happens and it keeps trying to start. So once I hit f11 to recover,...


If you Click OK on the system restore, the system will be re-imaged from a hidden partition on the hard drive and will be restored to the way the system was when it came out of the box. Anything you saved or stored on the hard drive, (Pictures, files, games email, resume etc) will all be gone.

Because the system will not boot into the normal mode, it is assumed that the current Windows installation is at a minimum damaged. The damage could be caused by:
  1. Virus/spyware
  2. Hard drive failure
  3. various unkown issues
If you are wanting to save data off this hard drive, just power it off at the system restore screen.

If you can, run diagnostics on the hard drive (Dell has F12 at boot to access diagnostics) If the hard drive fails, your data recovery options are limited.

Data recovery is expensive, so you have to weigh the value of the data versus the cost of getting it back.

May 20, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Restoration disk


Restoring the PC to its original state by doing a system recovery ! Just make sure you back up your important data if you can before doing the system recovery !


1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Turn the system on
3. Immediately, press ALT on the keyboard and start tapping F10.
Continue holding ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
4. A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear.
(Release ALT and stop tapping F10 at this point)
5. There will be 4 options:
1. Restore system to factory default
2. Restore system from user backup
3. Restore system from cd/dvd
4. Exit

Restore system to factory default

1. Enter the password created when eRecovery was first started.
2. Read the on-screen warning and choose Yes.
3. Click Next. The recovery process will start.

When recovery is complete the system will re-start and will need to complete the setup of Windows.
When setup is complete a process will clean up the recovery files.
Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.


Restore system from cd/dvd

1. If recovery cd/dvd's were created, they can be used to restore the system.
2. Insert disc 1 and follow the prompts.

When recovery is complete the system will re-start and will need to complete the setup of Windows.
When setup is complete a process will clean up the recovery files.
Please be patient as this process can take 5-10 minutes or longer.

Apr 08, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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