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Turns off and doesn't complete restore to factory default

My laptop freezes after certain time, lately it was maybe about 30mins or so, that I have to manually turn off and turn on back.

To overcome the problem, I decided to restore to factory default setting - it reboots as per normal procedure and starts to prepare to do the restoring. Only after couple of minutes of the process, my laptop suddently switches off automatically. The light indicater to say that the battery is connected is also switched off - yes I had the power attached. Lucky I have copies of the restoring data on CDs, however I tried to use it and still the same thing happens, the computer just switches off after few minutes. Do you think this is a hardware or battery issue?

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Actually it sounds like a heat issue. Is the bottom of the laptop getting hot? If so....

Using an air compressor (be carefull you do not need 150 psi) or a can of compressed air blow out all of the vents. Laptops have heatsinks that are so small it does not take much to plug them up.

You can also prop it up on something or get one of the fans to set it on and see if that does any good.

Hope this helps

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My ascer want restore factory restore


You may need to restore your Acer computer to its factory defaults if a virus damages operating files or if the system begins acting erratically for unknown reasons.


Restoring an Acer to factory defaults returns the computer to its original state when first purchased.



Click on the Start menu.

Then, select all programs, Acer Empowering Technology and Acer eRecovery Management.


If this is the first time you have opened the program it will prompt you to set up a password and create a backup CD.


Click the Restore button and select the option that reads "Restore system to factory defaults".


Wait for the computer to finish the restore process and reboot.


Restoring for the Boot Screen


If your computer will not boot up properly, you can attempt to reach the restore option by pressing the Alt button and the F10 button at the same time.


When the eRecovery menu appears, choose "restore system to factory defaults".

Wait for the recovery process to complete and the computer to restart.


Hope this helps

Oct 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Reboot to factory settings for Dell


Try This:

If your operating system is XP, press the CTRL and F11 keys simultaneously when you see the Dell logo after turning on the laptop, and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Put the computer on.
  • When the Dell screen appears, press and hold the CTRL and F11 key simultaneously on the keyboard, then release them both at the same time. The Dell PC Restore by Symantec window appears.
  • Click the Restore button or press the key to highlight Restore and press the key.


A caution message appears, advising that all data will be lost.
  • Click the Confirm button, or press the key to highlight Confirm and press the key.


The Progress window appears. Once the process has begun, Dell PC the restore usually takes only 8 to 10 minutes to complete. When the restore is complete, the message 'The system recovery process was successful' appears.
  • Click the Finish button or press the key to highlight Finish and press the key.


The computer will restart.
For Vista or Win 7
If your operating system is VISTA / Win 7, press the F8 key when you see the Dell logo. It will take you to the advanced boot menu options, which include 'Repair your Computer'. Select that option and enter your password if asked, then you will see a list of options like 'system restore' and 'command prompt'. The last option says 'Dell PC restore', or something along those lines. Select that option and follow the instructions on the screen.
If in both cases, the Factory default doesn't work, then your laptop's factory image defaults partition has vanished (i.e., been corrupted / deleted). In this case you will have to reinstall the operating system with the CD or DVD shipped along with the laptop. Follow the link below to install windows XP Pro on your own.
  • Start the computer.
  • As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
  • Press the down arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, then press Enter.
  • Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  • Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
  • Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  • In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
  • Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
  • Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.


In both cases, if the factory default does not work, then your laptop's factory image defaults partition has vanished (i.e. been corrupted / deleted). In this case you will have to reinstall the operating system with the CD or DVD shipped along with the laptop. Follow the below link to install windows XP Pro on your own.

Good Luck!

Aug 20, 2012 | Dell Inspiron B120 Notebook

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Hp compaq laptop how to restore to factory default?


Go to Start/All Programs/HP Tools/HP PC System Recovery

If this doesn't work then try pressing the F10 key multiple times during the bootup to access the recovery console.

If this still doesn't get things fixed then you need to re-install XP

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Jul 09, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Laptop would hang when moved


try to restore it to default settings by restoring to factory default
if it doesn't work try to change the ram or clean it with brush.....
if doesn't work there's loose on the board

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I want to reformat my acer 4720oz please send me bootable disk


The Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook has a hidden partition containing files to restore the system to its factory default. On powering up, press the Alt key and the F10 key together (at the same time) repeatedly and after a minute or so, Acer eRecovery Management should start up. Follow the on-screen directions to do a restore of the system to its factory default. The restoration process will reformat the partition that is the C: drive. After restore has completed, Acer eRecovery Management can be used to create a set of disks for a full back up of your system's factory default image.

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How to reset my ibm thinkpad 2647


Hi langston620,
To restore your T23 Laptop back to factory defaults we can use the partition created in your Hard Drive for restoration, see steps below.
Note: Before doing this make sure that you have backed up all personal data on your Hard drive that important to you. if no data needs to be backed up see below thanks.
  • Turn your computer OFF.
  • As soon as you turn the computer ON keep on tapping F11, when the system starts to beep you stop tapping F11.
  • It should bring you to a page for the Recovery of your operating system.
  • This will give your options to restore you system back to factory defaults.
  • If ever it ask for what Windows to install just select the windows that you have previously and most likely there only be one in the list.
  • After the restoration has finished it may or may not give you an option to reboot your Laptop, if not just press and hold down CTRL+ALT+Del keys to restart your Laptop this should bring your system back to factory defaults.
  • Regarding the time frame I really am not sure how long this should take, maybe 30 mins to an hour maybe.
I Hope that this can help your restore your Laptop back to defaults, this is as far as I can help, have a nice day.
mvincentc

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Hi-i have an acer aspire one and it turns on fine but then it freezes and I can't click on anything?


You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

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My Acer 5102WLMI Laptop will not start completely without giving me error messages and then freezing, what do I need to do to fix this problem?


Hi,
It appeats that some of the Operating System files are missing. I advise you to perform a full system restore so that it will be back to factory settings. You can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps: Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.
Thanks and regards,

Anil.b.R

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