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After system restore problems

Heres what happened I did a system restore where you pick to set the computer to a later date. I also did the system recovery with the CD/DVD disk that emachines gave me with the computer which is D3107 model. Anyways none of the above things set my computer back to the way it was. So I did another system recovery except I did the destructive and I knew it would delete my user created files but it also deleted microsft works, the dvd player and video controller(vga), PCI stuff, basically everything that came with the computer except solitare, adobe, and other files like disk configuration and word pad. I also cant use the media player. So how can I change to computer back to the way It was when I bought it?

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Re: after system restore problems

The only way this can be done is if you use the system discs that you have supplied from e machines, but back up all documents as it will format the drive. Insert the first dvd and leave it in the drive and restart your system, but as it's booting press either F2 or Del and you will get the bios screen, go to advanced menu and select your cdrom as first boot device, save settings and exit. The sytem will reboot and prompt you to press enter to start with cd, and follow your disc instructions.

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Computers are indispensable tools when they are working correctly.
When they fail to function as desired, they can become quite a headache.
Occasionally after installing a new program or making other modifications to your Sony Vaio Desktop PC, unexpected changes may occur within your computer.
Completing a system restore allows you to reset your computer's files to an earlier time when it was functioning normally.
Everything you need to complete a system restore is included in your Sony Vaio Desktop PC.
Log in to your computer as administrator.
The system restore requires that you are logged into an account with administrator rights.

Click on "Start" in the lower left corner of the desktop.
Point to "All Programs" and then to "Accessories" with your mouse.
Point to "System Tools" and click on "System Restore."

Click on "System Restore" under "Pick a Task." Click on "Next" in the system restore window.

Select a date and time to which you want the system to restore.
Use the lesser than and greater than symbol on your key board to change the selected date. Click "Next."
Click "Next" after confirming your selected date.
Your computer's files will now be restored to the selected date.

Restore a Sony Vaio Without a Disk
Five or ten years ago, the only way to restore a computer after something terrible happened to it would be to reinstall your operating system off of restore disks.
These disks would come packaged with your computer and would be the only way to return your computer to normal in the event that you downloaded a virus or some other calamity occurred.
Nowadays restore disks are a thing of the past.
You can easily restore your Sony Vaio without a restore disk.

Restart your Sony Vaio if it is already on.
If it's off, turn it on.
Press the F12 key on your Sony Vaio keyboard.
This will enter the computer into the built-in restore mode.
Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have to press either the F11 key or the ESC key to enter this restore mode.
This must be done before your operating system begins to load.
If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.

Choose the option on screen that is most appropriate to your needs.
You will be presented with three options: you can either create a set of recovery discs, attempt to repair your operating system's installation, or restore your operating system.
Repairing your operating system will attempt to fix your computer without deleting any of your personal files.
Restoring your operating system will delete everything on your hard drive and return your computer to its original factory settings.

Wait for the restore process to complete.
Depending on the type of restore you've tried, you may have to wait as little as a few minutes and as much as an hour or more.
When the process is finished, the computer will automatically restart itself.

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Factory system restore

The System Restore tool built into Microsoft Windows allows you to dial the operating system back to an earlier time without deleting any of your files.
The Dell OptiPlex 755 has a few features that can affect a restoration to your system and get you running again if your system is not behaving as it should.
Use the Dell PC Restore tool is a last resort option, as the operation wipes all the data on your computer and returns it to its original condition.

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and "System Restore."
Choose "Restore my computer to an earlier time," then click the most recent date on the calendar in bold print. Select a restore point from the list, then click "Next."

Accept the warning and click "Next." The restore process restarts your computer; check to see that the problem is solved after the computer restarts.
If not, you can restore back further.
Follow the steps again, going to the next most recent restore date, until the problem is resolved.

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Power off the computer. Turn on the computer, and while it's booting, hold down "Ctrl" and press "F11" in Windows XP or "F8" in Windows Vista or later.

Click "Restore" then "Confirm" in Windows XP.
In Windows Vista and later, click "Repair your Computer," then "Next." Log in with a username and password.
Click "Dell Factory Image Restore," then "Next."
Confirm that you want to reformat the hard drive, then click "Next."

Click "Finish" when the button appears.
Your computer reboots, with the operating system nowrestored to the same state it was in when the computer was new. - wp1304264

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The problem is when click on application program it displays fatal error message of error opening driver file how can i fix this?

Is this happening on any program you click on? If so it means a virus has changed your program file associations.

Click Start/Control Panel/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore
When system restore opens select a date and time that was before this problem started happening. Let the system restore run to completion.
Don't worry, System Restore does not destroy any of your data, documents, music, pictures or videos. System Recovery destroys everything and sets the computer back to when you first purchased it.

If the virus won't let you start system restore then turn off your computer and turn it back on, start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Select the safe mode option and when it boots up click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and from there select a date and time that was before you started having the problem.

If you still have a problem after doing the restore, report back and there is about 30 different little programs you will have to run to get your program file associations set back to their default settings.

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Restore my hp computer to original factory settings

Hi garygarame...
I would try to restore the computer to a time when it was working good.
Try this solution...
Left click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
Pick a date when the computer was working good
Otherwise you need to format your computer( you will lose everything)
Double Left click on "My Computer". right click on the main drive (normally C drive) and click on "format"...that will clear the computer of everything.
Then reinsert your recovery CD and reinstall your operating system.
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How do i restore a emachines e4212 to factory settings without restore disk?

go to start/all programs/accessories/system tools/ system restore...restore to an earlier date click next...pick a date 2 to 3 mos back when your system was working just is to reboot now..yes (your system will shut down and reboot and prompt you are you sure you want this to happen click yes....system is restore no disk
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My xp pro on Dell gx150 not saving settings

Try to use the System Restore, this process will fix all system errors in your computer.

In your desktop screen, go to:
  1. Start Menu
  2. All Programs
  3. Accessories
  4. System Tools
  5. System Restore
  6. In the System Restore Window, choose Restore my computer to an earlier time.
For example: Today is March 22, try to locate the date were your computer is in perfect condition.

7. Click Next
8. Then you'll see some marked dates
which means those are the dates to use
the system restore
9. Choose a date, then click Next
10. Your computer will automatically
restart then wait for the process to
11. A message will appear that states
your computer is successfully restored
12. Then observed the changes in
your computer system

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Problem with computer.need to put everything to factory settings. i have windows xp

If you want to put everything to factory settings, then just restore Windows XP to the installation date or the date of purchase of your Computer.To restore the computer follow these steps. Navigate to
1.) Start--> All Programs---> Accessories--> System Tools ----> System Restore. 2) Open System Restore tool and then move back to the initial installation of your Operating System. Click the "Back" on the calender displayed. 3) When the installation month is displayed you can see some bold or highlighted dates. 4) Click any highlighted Day and then Press "Next" . Now the System Restore will be performed and the system restarts. 5) After the system restart you will be notified of a successful restoration completed. In the above way you can put the factory settings of the operating system.

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for enabling system restore do this
Start the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/System Restore
Set Turn off System Restore and Turn off Configuration to Disable
Right click on My Computer and Select Manage
Navigate to Services and Applications/Services
Navigate to System Restore Service and double click
On the General tab set [Startup Type] to Automatic using the drop down list
Click the Start button to start the service
Close the Computer Management console
Return to System Restore in Group Policy Editor and configure both to Not Configured
Close Group Policy Editor and reboot the system.

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Cannot restore to factory settings because lost system administor

Your question was not quite finished...I will assume you lost your reinstall disk. No problem...go to the Start menu, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and System Restore. Follow the directions through thye system restore wizard. You will get to pick a day and time for your system to restore back to. If you have a XP, there should be many days to pick may not even need to go too far back. If you know what you are trying to avoid( as in the reason why you are trying to restore your system...virus? software loss? etc) just go back to the day of or the day before for your restore. Just remember you will lose any of the information after that date, so be sure to make a backup of everything you need or want!

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you can try restoring ur system to time when it was working fine, and please try it in safe mode

  1. To be safe, backup any important files before restoring from a restore point.
  2. Close any software windows that are open.
  3. Click Start c00847244.gif , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Restore . The "Restore system files and settings" window opens.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point , and click Next .
  5. Select a date and time from the list of available restore points and click Next . All affected system files will be added, removed, or changed to the same versions that were in the computer's system file configuration on the selected date.
  6. Click Finish in the "Confirm your restore point" window.
  7. Click Yes in the confirmation message that opens.
  8. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes.

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