Question about HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook
I want to restore the computer back to factory settings
Restart the computer and hold down the F11 key. You can also backup your documents in the process of the restore.
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Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
just boot from your backup disk. it will guide you to reload the Operating system (factory default).
FYI, if you haven't delete the recovery partition, you can use alt+f10 to reload. just press alt+f10 during boot.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
If the units are running slow, you can do some maintenance on them to speed them up.
First, run defragmenter on both units.(in Safe mode)
Download ScrubXP which will automatically clear your temp, cookies and TIF files.
Download CCleaner and run it.
Run your Anti-virus program: download the free version of AVG. (Great virus protection.)
Other programs to use are SpyBlaster and Winpatrol, all of which are free.
This should help, if you feel that you need to format and restore the units, youcan do so. But try this first.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2008
SOURCE: restore factory settings
there are 2 ways for doing this
1) Fast and easy without backup disk just do this
Acer: When you turn on the laptop and see the Acer logo screen, hold the ALT key and press the F10 key (you need to do this before the Acer logo disappears).
2) If the method above doesnt work u can do it thru backup disk u have got when u purchased ur laptop u shud have made it thru Erecovery software.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Follow these instructions carefully:
To start the recovery process:
1. Restart the system.
2. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
enter the recovery process.
3. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
I copied the above from an Acer manual, and it works on my own system, which is not the same model as yours. But you must understand that this will basically restore your computer to the condition in which it was when you bought it, unpacked it from the box, and followed the instructions to set up a new computer.
This will give you your system back as if it were brandy new, but in most cases, anything you created, like DOCs, or XLS files, again … ANYthing you created since buying this computer, will also probably not be there any more.
You will have a pristine, clean as new, computer system.
Be careful, be absolutely sure this is what you want to do, and go ahead and do it.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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