I brought a Advent 7110 second hand.
It worked fine at 1st but rather stupidly I was accessing wireless internet and did not secure my wireless router (I have learnt my lesson the hard way and of course have corrected this now)!!!
Before I secured network, someone got into the laptop and changed the windows xp password. Someone I sort of know (who's a bit of a techie - completely unlike me) gave me a disc he created (he mentioned from a Torrent if that makes sense) to load which was meant to wipe everything and re-install XP.
I needed to boot from CDrom which I did but for some reason it didn't work. Now it doesn't boot from CDrom drive and the BIOS & Boot Menu now ask for a password and I don't know how to sort any of this.
I have the laptop, charger and disc that matey gave me - any pointers pls?
I just wanna be able to get into computer - not fussed about anything that's saved on there (I've checked and neither does the person I brought it from)
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Re: No recovery disc - help with restore please?!
Hi Darren have a go with this one it may just work depending how mallicious the attack was .
windows default administrator account password is blank by default.
boot windows in sfae mode by pressing f5 key after theaventscreen has gone off when windows brings up the log in page use the administrator account and no password if this does not work and your laptop wont boot from cdrom then you will need to get a techie to open up the laptop and reset your bios so that it loses the bios password and then you can change the boot order so that you can booot from the cd rom drive
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the f8 function is only to try and remedy boot problems. the recovery option you're getting is to restore if you have already made recovery discs. if you have a recovery partition on your hard drive you should be able to access it when you boot up. before starting your laptop press and hold 0(zero) key and power on the laptop. once it starts you should get a screen with 3 options then choose option 1 to get back to factory restore.
The computer is supplied with a recovery partition in the hard drive. You can use the same to restore the computer back to factory settings. Please restart the computer and then press and hold F10 key to access the recovery partition. Once you access the same, please select "Restore C Drive" to perform a System Recovery.
As you have mentioned that the computer is infected by virus, there is a possibility that System Recover using the above method may not eradicate all the virus. In that situation a "Complete System Recovery" will be required. To perform a Complete System Recovery, you need the recovery discs. If you have created the recovery discs before, then you can use the same to perform a complete system recovery.
Else you can purchase the recovery discs from the below link:
Hi angie_baby07, since you are using a Lenovo netbook without the DVD drive. you can perform the One Key Recovery or in other words, factory reset.
Turn off completely your pc.
then beside the power button at the upper left corner of your keyboard, there is a button with a u-turn symbol on it. Please press and hold the button for 5 seconds. Then wait for the One Key Recovery button. Then Press the One Key Recovery option once it loads. Then press restore to factory default. Then click next and then click start.
I've been looking for an easier/cheaper solution to this, but the only thing I have come across is an actual CD for 35 pounds. Link is below. Hope that helps! http://recoverymedia.thetechguys.com/Product.aspx?productID=709
advent 7000 recovery system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's original factory condition.
There are two ways to start the recovery -
Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.
In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.
The recovery will load and display a box with one option:
Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.
To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.
System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.
System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.