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I am told by my factory disk ( r and r disk} that I have a invalid windows image on the disk........I am trying to reinstall my factory settings but would like tosave my current files.

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How to do a factory reset on a Compaq Presario cq50-130us I've tried the f11 and it didn't work so please give me another option

According to the manual, only certain models had a recovery partition. The manual covers F11 recovery partition procedures for Windows VISTA, but not for Windows 7. If the unit has an SSD installed, it probably does not have a recovery partition. In that case you should use your recovery disks. These are the disks you were told to create at the time you purchased your PC. You can only make one set of recovery disks with the software provided, but they are only intended to allow you to restore the factory image should it become necessary. Many people do not read their manuals or the setup tutorials and fail to create these disks. Then, later, when they need them they are not available. If you don't have the recovery partition, and don't have recovery disks, then you have a problem. You will need to reload the OS manually, and then download and install the hardware drivers from the Compaq support site. Getting the OS disk will be the tricky part.

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When i press F4, i get invalid recovery area

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if your referring to original setting, then you need to do factory reset using your oem recovery disk. if you edited it afterwards and you want to retain your own settings i doubt if its possible unless you have restore point save in disk or image of the hard disk

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How do i do a system recovery without a disk

Try This . When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by

using this feature.

1 Boot to Windows XP.

2 Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery utility.

3 Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4 In the Acer eRecovery window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5 In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next.

6 In the Burn image to disk window, select 01. Factory default image and

click Next.
7 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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Factory settings required

Telephone Dell. For a small fee, they will ship you a complete set of "System Restore" CD/DVD disks, to match the Operating System that was factory-installed on your computer.

Or, look on the C: drive for a utility that can "burn" a new set of "System Recovery" disks.

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Restore and recovery
The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for
your Acer system.
1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.
3 Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
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4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process

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I am selling my laptop as i have a new one and would like to wipe it clean.

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Or maybe choose one of the many flavours of Linux to install.
I run Ubuntu Linux and can recommend that.. You can find it here..

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How do you restore an acer 5738 to its factory settings

Unlike other laptops, Acer laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer laptop to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer laptop to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your laptop data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.

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