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Restoring I have the restore disks but no instruction manual. How do I restore my computer to the factory set up upon purchase?

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  • william64 Mar 05, 2009

    in restore when I get to the screen whats your computers name it locks up

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Insert the cd marked #1 into the cd-rom. Restart the computer and wait for a minute. See if a message informs you that it is loading a restore program off of the cd. If not you need to tell the computer to boot to the cd in BIOS. Restart the computer again, at the Emachines splash screen push the 'Delete' or 'F2", it might be both depending on the model. You should now see a basic prompt to edit the machine boot structure. Please let us know what your experiencing.

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Insert the disk number 1 inot the drive and restart your machine. Make sure the boot manager boots from CD first.

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Go into the Bios and set it to boot from disk, restart and it will walk u through, as long as it's xp or vista. Once it loads it will give you the option to repair, and at that point it will ask for the restore disks

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