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System Restore How do I restore the computer to the way it was the day that I bought it? I did this with my laptop the other day and would like to do the same with my desktop.

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  • rsw1731 Jan 12, 2009

    I know about pushing <> and <> at the same time, but I believe that is only for computers made after 2005. I think the only thing I can do is use the restore disk, which I do not have anymore. I bought the computer in 2002 and have lost the disks that go with the computer. Is there another way, or do I need the disks?

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The system came with a hidden partition on the hard drive that can restore the system to factory default. If this does not work it means the partition has been damaged and you will ned to get the recovery CDs. Please note that you will lose all data unless you back it up first.

This is the process:

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish. When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear: The system recovery process was successful.

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Well i would recommend you to get the win XP installation Disk shipped to you from DELL... Since i have worked with DELL for four years i know as a fact that you can call dell tech support @ 1800-624-9896 & inform them that the CD's which wr\ere shipped to you along with the system are not working & you would need a XP reinstall Disk & a system drivers installation Disk to get the system working to the day one status.

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You need to put your festore disks in your cd rom drive, clicl start, click restart. If you have anything important on the computer you should back it up first.

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How to factory restore sony vpceb42fx


Try this:
http://www.withsteps.com/275/restore-a-sony-vaio-pc-to-its-factory-settings.html

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to restore your Vaio PC to it's factory settings. In other words how to restore your computer to it's original settings (in the exact state you bought it).
For that you have to:
1. Back-up all your data. Restoring to factory setting means to erase all data and reinstall Windows, drivers and preinstalled applications. If you have a single drive (C:) you have to backup your data to external drive or disks.
2. Start VAIO Recovery Center. Click on Start button and then click on All Programs. From the program list select "VAIO Recovery Center".

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3. Restore complete system menu. From the left menu of Vaio Recovery Center select "Restore complete system"

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4. Start button.

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5. Select "Restore C: drive" and hit Next.

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6. Read the information on this new window, select "I understand" and hit Start.

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7. "Are you sure?" If you made backup for all your data and really want to restore your Vaio as it was when you bought it you have to make sure that have it plugged in to a stable source of energy and press YES.

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8. So ... next you should sit back and relax. Your computer will start showing the next messages
Shuting Down
Windows is loading files ...
Restoring your operating system
Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time...
Windows Vista setup: The initial setup may take up to 15 minutes. Do not turn off the computer. Click OK to continue the setup process and wait until the "Set up Windows screen appears". Select OK

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9. Take your time until your system install VAIO software

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Finish to restart.

10. That's all. Now, your VAIO has the original operating system, drivers and software. Now you have to configure your VAIO as you want.

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I restored my computer with a factory restore disc little did i know it was the original operating system now i have to restore it again with the original restore disc so question is will i have to change...


Hello
No you do not have to change the hard drive.Seems if you did a factory restore from a disc the hard drive works fine.
You will however need to replace any programs or games or whatever you had.Also any files or documents are probably gone.
So consider your notebook like it was the day you bought it.

Oct 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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We just bought the laptop for my daughters birthday and she's had it 3 weeks. she was online the otherday ordering school clothers from ambercrombie and the computer froz up and now we can't connect to the...


I would try a windows restore (or what I call a rollback) look in your START >> help menu for "SYSTEM RESTORE",using a system restore you should be able to pick a date a couple days ago. you can also undo a system restore if needed. Hope this helps you

Sep 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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I dont have a cursor, unable to log on computer. my computer was frosen, i tried to restore it, when the laptop came back up, there was no cursor. unable to log on laptop, keys are not working.


DO A POWER DRAIN OF THE LAPTOP BY DISCONNECTING THE POWER CHORD REMOVING THE BATTERY AND PRESSING AND HOLDING THE POWER BUTTON OF THE LAPTOP FOR 20 SECS


ALSO IF WE CAN REACH THE DESKTOP MAKE IT SURE WE CLEAN THE COMPUTER OF UNNECESSARY FILES BY TYPING THIS COMMAND IN THE RUN BOX
1.START BUTTON> RUN>TYPE IN %temp% >and then hit enter and select all the folders in this windows and delete it
2.START BUTTON>RUN> TYPE IN prefetch and then hit enter and select all the folders in this windows and delete it
3.start button>run box type in cleanmgr.exe and select the drive usually operating c and try cleaning the files
WE ALSO HAVE TO THE BIOS UPDATE OF THE LAPTOP FROM THE MANUFACTURER WEBSITE if needed
If this does not help then take your laptop to the day when the laptop was working fine by doing a system restore
system restore can restore within a period of 90 days
if then this will be the path to system restore
start>all programs>accesories>system tools>system restore
if not then get the recovery or the restore disc from the manufacturer and take the computer to factory condition.
have a nice day!!!

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How do you restore the computer back to like when you bought it?


that would depend on the operating system that you have on the computer.. if u hav a windows xp operating system.. you need to run the system restore on your computer back to the date where you got it or not exactly on the date you got, probably a few days after you got it.. computer have save points.. your going to use the save points to restore your computer.. take note, new installed software or new items saved on the computer may be removed or deleted on the system.. the computer will go back to the old setting that it saved on that save point..

you can access system restore on this path
start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore

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Uninstalled blue ooth by accident!


You can try to let your computer detect it as "new". If you start up your computer, go into the control panel and choose the "Add New Hardware" and let the computer try to detect the bluetooth by itself. That's the easiest way. If it doesn't detect it, you can do it manually in the "Add New Hardware" also.

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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.

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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.

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For some reason my font seems to fade from blue to black and then back to blue again. The font should be black and I see it on everything I do. I've only noticed it today. My Acer Aspire 6920 is only 4...


You could have a corrupt windows
if you bought the laptop new try this
click start
click all programs
click accessories
click system tools
click system restore


follow the on screen instructions



what this will do:
it will restore your computer to the way it way on the day you bought it or the last time you made a restore point

Hope it helps


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I assume from the question that you want to restore your computer to factory default - like the day you bought it. Warning - this process will wipe out all you data unless you back it up to an external drive or DVD.

If windows is running you can start it by going to Programs, Acer Empowering Technology and run the Acer eRecovery Management. Note that on the bottom of the eRecovery Management window are 3 choices, Backup, Burn Disk and Restore. Click on Restore. Here you have the choice of selecting Restore System to Factory Default.

If windows is not working but the system boots -
Reboot the system and when the Acer logo appears, hold down the ALT key and press F10. This starts the recovery process, just follow the instructions.

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