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I want to do a system recovery on a EL1200 emachines? Could someone tell me how to do this?

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  • backus32 May 13, 2009

    This only takes me to the Boot Menu, not factory restore

  • backus32 May 18, 2009

    Crankstart,



    My email is backus32@hotmail.com.

  • ndnvirus May 21, 2009

    hey Crankstart,

    I'm currently working on an EL 1200 that is littered with virus's, mal ware, trojans, etc. and i don't wanna do through the trouble of getting ride of them, would u happen to have a copy of the recovery iso that I may be able to download and burn?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    That means you internal factory restore isn't on the drive. Do you have any of the original cd's?




  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    When you first turn on the computer hold down the ALT key and keep pressing F10 and see if that takes you into the factory restore.




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Hi,

I work with these machines every day, this model was designed after Acer bought out Gateway(who owned Emachines).

If you provide me an email address I will send a copy of the recovery disk creation instruction that we give to all our customers to you. Then once you have made the disks you can simply put disk one of the factory restore set in the DVD drive, Power down and restart and it will boot from the restore disk and from that point on you just have to confirm and agree with the warnings from the restore program to allow it to wipe the drive and start fresh.

Hope this Helps,

Chris

Posted on May 18, 2009

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    Chris May 18, 2009

    Ok Backus32,



    I emailed those instruction sheets to you.



    Let me know if you have any difficulties using them.





    chris

  • englishinusa Nov 11, 2010

    I hope you can help me with the same problem I'm running vista and have the same problem please help thanks

  • amoziyah Dec 09, 2010

    hi my name is maurice roberts and I really need a copy of the this recovery disk. here is my email mauriceroberts@ymail.com

  • hotrod59 Feb 12, 2011

    Crankshaft,
    I too need the ability to reboot my el1200 can you email the info to rckc3@juno.com. The computer not come with these disk was I suppose to make them from the comp earlier?

  • david5362200 Mar 02, 2011

    yes i need a copy of this also if you dont mind my name is david could you email them to david53622003@yahoo.com

  • amos aaron cox Mar 20, 2011

    hi crankstart i lost my recove cd and need to redo it. is there a way i can
    get the recover iso cd donwload or some thing like that heres my
    email computer_repair_dude@yahoo.com thx

  • roylwchez Mar 29, 2011

    i also would like a copy please
    roylwchez@yahoo.com thanks in advance

  • roylwchez Mar 29, 2011

    if you still have a copy my I have one as well thanks in advance

    Todd

    roylwchez@msn.com

  • jolee034 Apr 12, 2011

    I could really use a copy of that if you would. My email address is joni026@yahoo.com

  • romeo2ge Jul 05, 2011

    Hey could u email me the disk too romeo2ge@yahoo.com

  • rrlanghauser Jul 24, 2011

    rrlanghauser@yahoo.com i need these...thanks

  • Shawn Oct 03, 2011

    It would be great if you could email me a copy as well! sheshaw34@yahoo.com

  • Shawn Oct 03, 2011

    It would be great if you could email me a copy as well! sheshaw34@yahoo.com

  • sylviaishot2 Oct 19, 2011

    I need help bad my PC won't let me system restore keep showing blue screen of death I have emachines xp model EL1200.. my email is sylviaishot111@gmail.com they say its3disk u need to to clear pc dnt know how true that is but you would know more than me ..lol hope2hear from you soon...thanxs

  • Jen L Jul 16, 2012

    I am having the same problem my email is jlamotte78@ymail.com can you send me a copy of the recovery disk creation instruction PLEASE!!!

  • chris_moo198
    chris_moo198 Jul 21, 2012

    Im ahving the same problem my email is chris_mooneyhan42101@yahoo.com can i please have a copy to.

  • Joseph Zackowski Aug 29, 2012

    I'm having the same problem joezackowski@yahoo.com

  • Joseph Zackowski Aug 29, 2012

    Same problem here as well. joezackowski@yahoo.com thanks

  • Josue Fonseca
    Josue Fonseca Jan 13, 2013

    PLEASE cAN U SENd me the instruction. i need help1!!!!

  • Josue Fonseca
    Josue Fonseca Jan 13, 2013

    fonseca.josue@gmail.com please please please please please

  • R Binford
    R Binford Oct 20, 2014

    please send a copy to orders@binford.net

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On the emachine el1200 you have to have the three factory restore DVDs. If you don't have the disc you will not be able to do a restore. This is not for all emachine products just the el1200. Restart you computer and when the first screen comes up start pressing F10 for the boot menu. Once you have the boot menu up insert the disc labeled 1 of 1 into the cd drive and close. Then select to boot the CDRom drive first. A menu will come up asking you if you want to do a system restore and select yes. One the process is started the computer will then tell you when to put in the next disc. And dont't worry if you put in the wrong disc the computer will spit it back out and tell you it was the wrong one. Hope this helps....

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Here is the procedure according to microsoft.If this helps please leave a vote for my fix rating. Thanks


How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Note To perform System Restore, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin) To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
  7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section.

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    sethfalan Mar 28, 2013

    Dude I tried that that's why I bought a recovery disk system restore doesn't work

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I'm only about 85% sure if this is what your looking for, I had an emachines pc a long time ago...

Restart your computer.

Press F11 repeatedly when the message "Press F11 to start recovery" is displayed.

The recovery will load and display a menu of options.

Depending on how much space your hard drive has this could be a good option:

Full System Restore (with Backup): This options will move all Hard Disk contents to "c:\My Backup" directory and install a new copy of Windows. This option preserves your existing data files, however all applications and settings will need to be reinstalled. This option requires 4GB of free Hard Disk space for the new OS.

Otherwise if theres nothing you want to keep just chose Full System Restore but bear in mind this will wipe everything and replace it with a new copy of your operating system.

Hope that helps.

Mike



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Product info from emachines:

All programs that were preinstalled on your computer are available on the backup restore discs that you created with the recovery media program, either on the hard drive or on restore discs that were included with your computer. If you need to restore your computer to the original configuration, you can use the backup restore discs or you can use the backup files located on the hard drive.

The instructions for using the restore discs or hard drive backup files are included in the instruction booklet that came with your restore discs.

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