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How can I restore my computer to factory?

I am trying to restore my computer to factory and can get to the system recovery options but I don't have the option for Full System Restore. Someone help please!

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The way to restore Gateways is to hold down the ALT Key and repeatedly hitting f10 then it should bring you to a boot sequence screen then choose the HDD and then hold down ALT and repeatedly hit f10 again that should promt the restore feature for gateway.

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There is a folder called Gateway on your system and is NOT hidden. Open it and there should be a folder that contains the system restore to factory specs there.

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So you have an OEM Windows disc with the activation code? You should be able to install the OS from this. Try taking the battery out for an hour then installing XP. Also go into setup and set the CDROM as first boot device. If Windows installs go back and change first boot device to HDD. If it still won't install try a different CDROM drive. I have heard that some CDROM drives will not install XP. I don't know why but I've heard this rumor. There is also a jumper on the motherboard that resets the CMOS to default. I think it is J1, J2? Try switching that to the other position and turn on the unit. Shut down and move the jumper back. That is all I can think of right now.

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If the situation is that severe I would advise completely starting from scratch via a Windows Installation disk, not a recovery disk. If you don't have that disk youll have to buy windows or.. obtain it.

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depending on your computer you can psuh the f9-12 whichever your computer uses, and then there should be a recovery or fix option again depending on your certain computer and there will be an option to restore to factory defaults, if u want u can email me your computer and model #

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When trying to use system disk unable to choose a restoration option

If you are doing a system recovery from disks you created or purchased most times they don't work. You might as well reinstall the operating system.

Have you tried doing a System Restore? System Restore will allow you to select a Restore Point (date and time) when your system was working ok. System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected.

System Recovery or Factory Restore deletes everything.

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How to reset factory settings

This laptop will sometimes need the CDs for a factory reset. Try the steps below. If "Repair Your Computer" is missing from Step 3 OR if you cannot find any of the listed options in Step 5, then you need your Recovery DVD. If you don't have a Recovery DVD, then you can have one mailed to you from Toshiba ((800) 457-7777).
1. Restart the computer. 2. Repeatedly tap the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Option Screen. 3. Select Repair Your Computer and hit Enter. 4. Select your keyboard layout >> NEXT. 4.5. Will have to login to their account. Hit drop-down, choose account, type PW. NEXT 5. On the System Recovery Options Screen select "Restore Application" (May be Toshiba Recovery Wizard, or System Image Recovery). 6. Follow the on-screen instructions. 7. Recover to Factory. 8. When prompted, select on "Full Factory Recovery" or "Recover to out-of-the-box state." 9. Select Next >> Yes. 10. After a couple of minutes the recovery will be completed.
I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to respond to this post and I'll be happy to assist. If you found this helpful, please leave a great rating so others may benefit from from this answer too!

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I need to restore my computer to the factory settings. I have an HP PavillionDV5000 with Windows XP. When I open PC Recovery and select "PC Recovery", the computer automatically shuts down and...

After you've used your laptop for an extended period of time its hard drive may become filled with files you don't want or even infected with malicious virus programs downloaded from the Internet. If you don't want to go through the folders on your laptop and manually delete each unnecessary file you can restore the computer to its original factory settings instead. Restoring a laptop wipes out any existing data and entirely reinstalls the operating system.

1.Place the operating system recovery CD that came with your computer into the CD or DVD drive. Restart the computer.
2.Wait for the computer manufacturer's logo to pop up on the screen. Press the keyboard key that brings up the recovery menu, which is usually "F2," "F8," or "Ctrl" and "F11" pressed simultaneously.
3.Select the specific language you want the operating system to use from the menu at the top of the screen. Select "Next."
4.Choose the option labeled "PC Restore," "Repair Your Computer" or something similar. Click "Next."
5.Select "Restore" and then click "Enter" to start the process. Click "Restart" once the process has ended to boot the restored computer to its operating system.

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How can i restore presario cq61 back to factory settings

Hello vearsleygran,
These instructions to "restore your computer" back to the Factory Settings.

Once the Computer "Bootup;" quickly press, tap the [DEL] key,
located at the top [Right] next to the Scroll Lock, and END keys"
*Note: you may have to "Press the [F8] key"
The next window will be the "Recovery Environment." *Note: The wording may differ depending on the type & model computer.
  • "Options:" Select the option, "Repair the Computer."
  • In the next, [Systems Recovery] windows!
  • You will have to, "Enter" (Location, Password...).
  • Next, choose the box that best describes, the Recovery Wizard:
  • This will have a notice! Restores System back to Factory Settings, or Out of Box!
Note: There will be all types of "Warnings!"

* Read carefully, before continuing.
!Attention: "Once the Recovery begins, Do Not Touch the computer, for any reason at all!"

!Warning: The whole recovery can take up to (4 Hours), the computer will
"Shutdown & Restart several times; several!

"So until you see the LOGIN" screen, Do Not Touch the Computer."

If there's anything else you need help with?"Write a 'comment'; I'll be here to assist you!""Best Regards"

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I have a problem with my toshiba laptop?i think i need to reset it?can u help me?

Here's how you can restore your Toshiba laptop to factory settings (don't forget to backup your files before restoring it to factory settings).

Restart your pc and even before you see anything on the screen, repeatedly tap on the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.

Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press enter.

Choose your country and click ok.

On the System Recovery Options Screen click Restore Application.

Follow the on-screen instructions

When prompted, click on Full Factory Recovery then click on next then yes.

You will notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.

After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click Finish.

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I cant restore my acer laptop back to factory settings it keeps giving me process 14/29 erecovery all the time !my computer has restored !but the program erecovery stays in task bar and on screen !i do...

Take the battery off the computer and plug it in using the ac adapter. press and hold the 0 key while holding down the power button. Should take you to the recovery screen, follow the props there.

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Going to reset my computer. Where can I find the reset button?

If you're trying to restore the Computer to factory settings, then you can use the VAIO Recovery Center that is shipped with the Computer.

  1. Click the Start button, then click Help and Support . NOTE: If the Help and Support link is not available on the Start menu, re-enable the link in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.
  2. In the Windows Help and Support window, click Backup & Recovery .
  3. Under Backup & Recovery , under VAIO Recovery Center , click Launch VAIO Recovery Center .
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, under Choose a program , click to select the desired option: NOTES:
    • It is strongly recommended that recovery discs be created to help restore files if the operating system will not start. Recovery discs are bootable and can be used to perform a recovery on a properly functioning hard drive.
    • The Windows Backup and Restore option opens the Backup and Restore Center provided with the Windows Vista® operating system. This provides the ability to save information from the hard drive, such as personal data files, and restore previously backed up data.
    • Computer problems related to hardware can be diagnosed using the VAIO Hardware Diagnostics option.
    • One or more drivers or factory-installed applications may be reinstalled with the Reinstall Programs or Drivers option.
    • The entire (C:) drive can be restored to its original, factory-installed condition by selecting Restore C: Drive .
    • Choosing Restore Complete System will restore the entire (C:) drive, while removing or restoring the Recovery Drive partition. Modifying the size of the hard drive partitions is also an option with this type of recovery. This option requires you to insert Recovery DVDs created using the Create Recovery Discs option.
    • To remove all data from the hard drive, including the operating system, all programs and personal data, choose the Wipe and Erase Data option. This option is provided for the convenience of advanced users who want to install a different operating system, and who want to ensure all data has been removed from the hard drive first. All other users are strongly urged to avoid selecting this option.

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When you reboot, press Alt + F10 to enter recovery/mode. The backup package is preinstalled on your hard drive.

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