Question about Packard Bell iMedia 6826 (P481000502) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Return to factory settings

I'm want to wipe my p.c....i thought it was F2 but not sure where to go from there...please advise

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • lydiapurcell Mar 09, 2009

    It's my sisters computer so i haven't got a there a way i can wipe it clean?

  • lydiapurcell Mar 09, 2009

    I'm looking for disc but can't seem to find them...the only ones i have are from my laptop i just got but they are vista

  • lydiapurcell Mar 09, 2009

    ok thanks for your help

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    I agree win SubliMation...definitely DO NOT decide to upgrade the OS to Vista...however, if you don't want to spend $100 on replacing windows, Linux is always an option. Ubuntu (a currently popular distribution of Linux) is very user friendly and there is a lot of support for people just making the switch. Linux can run very well on older systems, and the newest flavor has very intuitive desktop features. It does take a little bit of getting used to though. Anyway, it's just food for thought...

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    You can wipe it clean if you have a new operating system to install on it. (It's hard to find any information or sotware support because Packard Bell is no longer in business.) If you don't have your recovery media, and don't know about a recovery partition, I would just go ahead and use the XP install disc (If you have one...) to repartition, reformat, and reinstall windows.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Yes there is, however you either need a Windows Installer disk, a system recovery disk, or a recovery partition. The recovery partition can be found from, "My Computer." If there is a second hard-drive (C:\ is the first, D:\ would be the second) check to see if it is listed as a recovery partition. If not, chances are it's just a second hard-drive for extra space or some other device.

    So if you don't have a recovery partition, check around the house for a Recovery Disk. This is either 1-4 CDs that came with the computer in-case you have to restore the computer to the state it was in when you bought it.

    If you don't have that and still want to wipe the system you will need a Windows Installer disk. You would use this to format the hard-drive(s) and re-install windows.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    When you bought your P.C. did it come with a recovery disk? If not, your computer might have a recovery partition. If you don't have either, then you can't restore the system to factory default settings as far as I'm aware.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 219 Answers

Your recovery disk from your Vista laptop will not work with your sister's computer. Not unless your sister's computer is the exact make, model, and uses the same Operating System as your computer (which it doesn't seem to be).

So the only option it seems is to locate or buy a Windows Installer disk and reformat your computer. You can either do this yourself, or have a local computer technician do it for you. Either way you will have to get a Windows Installer disk which will be used to erase everything on the computer's hard-drive then re-install Windows.

Just a hint: It would be wise to buy (or locate) a Windows Installer disk which will re-install the operating system which is currently on that computer. Because sometimes the hardware in computers can't support newer operating systems causing a real nightmare.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Mar 10, 2009

    You're welcome. Just sad that we couldn't get the issue resolved for free. :-\



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

Anybody ever figure out the Alesis DM10 module blank screen with some led lights on?

Try a reset before going to assistance:
There are two ways to reset the DM10:
To fully restore the module to original factory settings, hold the EXIT and STORE buttons while powering on the module.
To reset only the kits, sequences, or trigger settings:
  1. Press UTILITY to enter the main Utility Menu.
  2. Press SYS (F4) to access the Accompaniment Settings.
  3. Press INIT (F2) to access the reinitialization page.
  4. Use CURSOR UP/DOWN to move through the following menu items:
    • All Kits: All of the module's kits and their settings will return to factory default
    • All Sequences: All of the module's sequences and their settings will return to factory default
    • All Trigger Settings: All of the module's trigger settings will return to factory default
  5. Highlight the option you would like to reset, then press EXEC (F4).
  6. A window will appear asking you to confirm your choice. To confirm and reinitialize the selected settings, press YES (F1). To Cancel, press CANCEL (F2 or F2).

Aug 20, 2015 | Alesis Music

2 Answers

My nabi dreamtab wont reset why?

There are two types of resets that you can perform on nabi - forced reboot and factory reset. In the unlikely event that your nabi becomes unresponsive, you can easily perform a forced reboot. A factory reset is recommended when slow performance persists or if you want to wipe out all of your personal data and settings from nabi. Forced Reboot: To perform a forced reboot, hold the Power Button down until nabi turns off. When nabi is off, press the Power Button to turn on nabi again. Factory Reset: Caution! A factory reset is a very serious process because it will SYSTEMATICALLY WIPE ALL USER DATA from nabi. A factory reset will return nabi to its original factory settings.To perform a factory reset from Mommy/Daddy Mode, tap All Apps > Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset tablet > Erase everything. Please note: We highly recommend backing up your nabi prior to performing a factory reset. You can back up your music, videos, photos and apps with nabi™ Sync.

Dec 20, 2014 | Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

Many pattern lock attampt but no benefit kindly guide me how to unlock motorola xt-502

Hi Sohil,

Sadly, if you're unable to get past the lock pattern, you'll have to perform a factory reset. Please follow the steps below to factory reset your device. Keep in mind this will delete all content from the phone.
  • Power off the device
  • Press and hold the R and M keys while pressing the Power button. You will see the red M logo on your screen then the screen with the Android-bot and a blue exclamation mark inside a white triangle
  • Once this screen appears, press both Volume Up and Down keys, then release to get the Android system recovery
  • Use the Volume Up and Volume down buttons to select wipe data/factory reset
  • Choose Yes -- delete all user data to confirm that you would like to wipe all data from the device and press the Return key
  • Your device should now cycle through the wiping/reset process and return to the Android system recovery screen
  • After userdata is cleared, the "reboot system now" option will be highlighted by default. Press the return key to power off/on your device
  • It will take a few moments to arrive at the initial Android Welcome screen.

  • Your phone will reboot and be back to factory settings. You can now set everything back up on your phone again.

    Thank you,
    Motorola Support
    MOTOROLA PRO PLUS Factory Data Reset

    May 26, 2014 | Motorola Mobility XT3 QUENCH XT502 3.2MP...

    2 Answers


    Here's the Nokia X2-01 Reset code if you wanted to restore back the device to its original factory default settings. This is only advisable if you experience some error problems regarding applications installed on the phone and you want to wipe it out. .

    Nokia X2-01Soft Reset
    This will return back your X2-01 to its factory setting :

    1. Dial or Key in *#7780#
    2. Press Ok/Yes

    This soft reset mode will not delete/harm your important data or applications, it simply restore the .ini files of the Nokia X2-01 ROM

    Hard Reset Nokia X2-01:

    Another alternative method you can try it if both method mentioned above not working. The method is pressing and holding down button *+3+Yes button right after your phone is turned on

    Dec 11, 2011 | Cell Phones

    2 Answers

    I want to restore my EEE PC 1000H bios to its factory setting

    Update the firmware on the BIOS and it should wipe all settings. Be careful with this could screw up your laptop and cause it to not be able to boot...

    Mar 26, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop

    1 Answer

    How can i mastereset on n73

    hey there welcome to fixya

    Always remember to backup your phone before performing resets as your data may be lost.

    First try these

    *#7780# - Restore factory settings - resets all the settings to the default
    *#7370# - Reformat your phone

    If the above two don't work then try these.

    Firstly take the battery out for 5 minutes and then replace and see if that makes any difference.

    Then try the "3 finger deep reset" which is depress these three keys simultaneously "*" "3" "green phone" and then power on phone whilst keeping those same three keys depressed until you hear start-up tone.
    This should ONLY be done if the device doesn't power up normally anymore and it wipes everything in the Phone memory that is not part of the ROM.

    i hope this information was of great assistance to you thankyou for using fixya please remember to rate this solution thankyou


    mafical ink

    Jun 08, 2010 | Nokia N73 Cellular Phone

    1 Answer

    Hello, I have Acer Aspire 5710 Notebook Comes with witndows Vista, i installled Windows XP on it now i need to Restore it on factory default settings. but when i press ALT + F10 on system stratup it does...

    Press Alt and tap F10 only when the acer screen appears.

    If this does not work and open the recovery program then is it possible that you formated over the driver and partition when you loaded XP?

    If not the make sure that D2D recovery is enabled in the bios settings. You can check this by pressing F2 on boot and going into bios.

    Nov 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Packard Bell iMedia 6826 (P481000502) PC Desktop Logo

    Related Topics:

    512 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Packard Bell Computers & Internet Experts

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18417 Answers

    Alun Cox

    Level 3 Expert

    2678 Answers

    carey w mason
    carey w mason

    Level 2 Expert

    43 Answers

    Are you a Packard Bell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides