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System Restoration I dont have the slightest clue how to restore my computer to its original form when I bought it but I need to. It has gotten to many programs and seems to have viruses cause it now locks up on a constant basis. I feel that if I wash its system maybe I can start from scratch with it. So, how can I do that with this computer?

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    I don't have slightest clue how to recover my data

  • HPFC Jan 30, 2009

    I don't Know How to restore my computer because I being having a lot probles with viruses also

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What you need to do is backup your data first! Data would be your My Documents folder or other data files you might have! Some PC's come with an option while booting to Restore or recover your PC and usually starts like for example "Press F11 for system recovery"!! OR If you have all the original CD's that came with your PC there should be a system restore disk somewhere in there! With these CDs you can boot to them and restore your pc to like when you bought it! Some are pretty straight forward some aren't! But this is more likely the way to go cause recovery CDs come with all your applications, drivers and stuff! After you do the recovery then you can restore your data and you should be good to go! hope this helps, regards, babb

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Factory restore


Dell Dimension computers have a built-in PC restore system that allows you to quickly restore the PC to its original factory settings.
The PC restore is located in a hidden partition of the PC's hard drive and contains a copy of the computer's original factory installed software.
There are two different ways to restore the Dimension's settings depending on which operating system your computer is running.

Windows XP

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.
Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "F11" key.
If the Windows XP screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Restore" in the Dell PC Restore window by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."


Highlight "Confirm" in the restore warning box by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."
This will start the system restore process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.


Hit "Enter" to restart the computer.
The computer has been restored to the original factory settings.

Windows Vista

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.



Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, press the "F8" key.
If the Windows Vista screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Repair Your Computer" by using the down arrow key in the Advanced Boot window.
Hit the "Enter" key.


Click "Next" after selecting a language. Log into the computer as an administrator.
"OK." Choose "Dell Factory Restore."
Click "Next."


Check "Yes" next to the reformat the hard drive and restore factory settings option.
Click "Next" to start the restoration process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.
The computer will automatically restart itself to its original factory settings.



Aug 18, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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How to restore factory setting on gateway model mt6705


Step 1:
Restoring your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings is a great way to get rid of pesky viruses you can't seem to remove from your computer, or simply to remove old programs and files from your computer and start with a clean slate. Your Windows 7 Gateway computer will likely run faster as a result of deleting old and unnecessary files. It's also a good idea to restore your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings if you plan on selling it, or passing it along to a family member or friend.

Recover From Windows 7 Home Screen Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" in the Start menu, then click "Gateway". Click "Gateway Recovery Management" to open the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click the "Restore" header, then click "Restore System To Factory Default". Click "Yes" in the "Confirm Restoration" dialog box, then click "Yes". Click "OK" in the dialog box warning you that all of the personal data on your computer will be deleted. Your computer will automatically restart. When your computer restarts the restoration process will begin. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. Click "OK" when a dialog appears telling you that the computer has been restored to its original factory settings and that you need to reboot your Gateway Windows 7 computer. Your computer will reboot. After the computer restarts you will need to configure Windows 7 with your personal preferences. b> Recover at Startup Turn on or restart your computer and hold down "Alt" while clicking "F10" during startup until you are redirected to the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click "Restore System From Factory Default". Click "Next" to begin the restoration process. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

Feb 25, 2013 | Gateway MT6705 Notebook

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GATEWAY WINDOWS 7 FACTORY


Restoring your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings is a great way to get rid of pesky viruses you can't seem to remove from your computer, or simply to remove old programs and files from your computer and start with a clean slate. Your Windows 7 Gateway computer will likely run faster as a result of deleting old and unnecessary files. It's also a good idea to restore your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings if you plan on selling it, or passing it along to a family member or friend.

Recover From Windows 7 Home Screen Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" in the Start menu, then click "Gateway". Click "Gateway Recovery Management" to open the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click the "Restore" header, then click "Restore System To Factory Default". Click "Yes" in the "Confirm Restoration" dialog box, then click "Yes". Click "OK" in the dialog box warning you that all of the personal data on your computer will be deleted. Your computer will automatically restart. When your computer restarts the restoration process will begin. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. Click "OK" when a dialog appears telling you that the computer has been restored to its original factory settings and that you need to reboot your Gateway Windows 7 computer. Your computer will reboot. After the computer restarts you will need to configure Windows 7 with your personal preferences. b> Recover at Startup Turn on or restart your computer and hold down "Alt" while clicking "F10" during startup until you are redirected to the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click "Restore System From Factory Default". Click "Next" to begin the restoration process. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

Feb 15, 2013 | Gateway LT2021u Netbook

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I bought a used laptop,a dv4000, and would like to know how to restore back to out-of-box factory settings


Hi and Welcome to fixya!

In order to reset your machine to the factory settings, just follow these steps:

Access the HP Backup and Recovery Manager

1. Turn on the computer and hold down the "F11" key once the BIOS prompts appear on the monitor.


2. Click on the button labeled "Advanced Options" in the Welcome Screen once the Recover Manager opens. Choose the "System Recovery" option and click "Next."


3. If the "Microsoft System Restore" window appears, select "No" and click "Next."


4. The Recovery Manager will then prompt you to back up any important files as the restoration process will delete all data on the computer's hard drive. If you wish to perform a backup first, select "Back up your files first," click "Next" and follow the on-screen instructions. If not, choose the "Recover without backing up your files" and click the "Next" button. The computer will then begin the restoration process and restore the HP DV4000 to its original factory settings.

Hope this helps!

Takasashi

Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want to reset my hp mini 1000 i want to reset it like when i first bought it can you please tell me how to do that step by step thank you.


There are a couple ways to do this. When you bought the laptop you should have gotten a system restoration disk with it. To use this simply put it in the CD drive and it should autorun with simple instructions on how to restore your HP notebook to factory settings. The easiest way to do this is with HP recovery. For a full system restoration, press the F11 key during bootup and then select "Recover PC" from the menu. This is the simplest way to recover your computer, however it will not work if your computer is unable to start up. Note that this will not work if your computer is unable to boot, or if some of the files needed for the recovery are corrupted, which is why you may need the disk.
If your computer simply isn't running like it used to be due to something you recently installed, you could just try a system restore instead of a full restore. Go to your search bar in Windows Vista or 7 and type in "rstrui." This should bring you to the system restore file called rstrui.exe. Click on this and choose the earliest date possible. Note that you may have to check the box in the lower left that says "Show me more restore points," and that this will only work if your computer is set to create restore points often.

Jun 30, 2011 | HP Mini 1000 Notebook

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Following a System Restore on my Dell Inspiron it has come up with windowsroot system 32 ntoskrnl. The computer was not supplied with the full Window's XP home edition CD, just a Dell reinstallation CD...


If you get that message every time you run system restore, that restore point is no longer any good. You need to try a different restore point on a different date. System restore is NOT meant to be a backup. You need to be running a backup of your computer if you don't want to lose your data. Hopefully you will have another restore point, possibly earlier than the one you used, which is good. If you need to reinstall windows, you will need to get a disk. You can send me a message if you need one.

Jun 13, 2010 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I need to reset my laptop to factoy settings


you should have gotten a disc with the computer when you bought it to do a full restoration if not you simply go to your computers manufacturers page and they will have them on hand for you there or ready to be mailed out


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Apr 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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"restart the computer"


This time after you uninstall the norton antivirus, it's been corrupted your VGA Drivers & etc., I don't know what else have been corrupted after you uninstall.
All you have to do is restore the system or system restore.
If you enter at Windows Safe Mode the restore using checkpoints on your system.
If not then reformat you windows.

Here are the tips on how to use system restore.

Using System Restore To start System Restore, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. You'll see options allowing you to create restore points and restore your computer to a previous time. If you've already performed a restoration, you'll see a third option to undo the last restoration.
system_restore_welcome_thumb.jpg To create a restore point:
  1. Choose Create a Restore Point and click Next.
  2. Type a descriptive name for the restore point in the Restore Point Description (the date and time will be added automatically) and click Next.
  3. Click OK.
create_restore_point_thumb.jpg To restore your computer:
  1. Start System Restore, choose Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time, and click Next.
  2. In the calendar, choose a day (those with restore points are bolded) and select a restore point, then click Next.
  3. Make sure your files and programs are closed and click OK, then Next.
  4. Wait while the restoration takes place. You'll need to reboot your computer. If you encounter problems after rebooting, reboot once more.
If you find you need to undo a restoration:
  1. Start System Restore.
  2. Select Undo My Last Restoration.
  3. Close any open files or programs and click Next.


Hope this will you and good luck!

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Aug 15, 2009 | Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009 - 3 User...

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I need to restore my computer as brand new as when i first go it


You need a restoration disc that may have with your PC or you can obtain one from the PC manufacturer. For some PCs the restoration software may already be in your hard drive. You can go to My computer to find out or check under Programs in the Start menu. You can also use system restore (assuming u have win xp) by going to start - all programs - accessories - system tools - system restore. then select the restore point.

Dec 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Missing files and photos, settings ect


Log in as Administrator and undo the system restore.

How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You may have unintentionally restored Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  5. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
  6. Click OK. You can now run System Restore again from a different restore point.

Dec 16, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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