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Chnage the boot device to CD from the BIOS
Boot the system with the Vista CD
Then follow the on screen .

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Recover to factory condition windows vista


To use this feature put the original windows disk into your pc/laptop and reboot. As soon as the reboot starts starts pressing F12. Choose the menu option that allows you to boot from a CD. VISTA will start and in the next few screens allow you to install to the original factory conditions.

Dec 25, 2013 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Need too restore to factory


The HP Mini laptop comes with either the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system.
You can restore the HP Mini to its factory settings using the laptop's recovery partition.
Restoring the HP Mini to its original factory settings will get rid of hard to eliminate viruses on the laptop's hard drive.
A factory restoration is also a good way to get rid of older files still stored on the computer that you no longer need and start with a clean slate.

Windows Vista
Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows Vista home screen, then type "Recovery" into the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu. Click "Recovery Manager" in the list of options that appears above the Search box. The HP Recovery Manager will open. Click "Advanced Options" and then "System Recovery." Click "Next." Your HP Mini will restart. The HP Recovery Manager will open up automatically after the restart is complete. Click "System Recovery," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process begins. This could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista. Windows 7
Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" and then click "Recovery Manager." Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the HP Recovery Manager program. Click "System Recovery" from the list of options beneath the "I need help immediately" section on the left side of the program. The HP Mini will automatically restart and open the HP Recovery Manager. Click "System Restore," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista.

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Feb 04, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP Mini 5101 Netbook

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How to you do a factory restore for windows vista


Computer users restore their operating systems for several reasons, such as the presence of corrupted files and to return the registry to its original state. This removes third-party software that consumes valuable memory space and also rids the PC of malware and spyware. Windows Vista, although not the most popular Windows operating system, offered users the Vista Business Edition and the Vista Enterprise Edition, both designed for use by businesses or individuals.

Click the Vista Start button to open the Start menu and click "Control Panel." Click "System and Maintenance" followed by "Back Up and Restore Center." Click "Back Up Files" followed by "Continue." If prompted for an administrative password, enter the password and click "Continue." This opens the Where Do You Want To Save Your Back Up? page. Check the radio button to indicate where to save your back up data. Options include "On a Hard Disk, CD or DVD" and "On a Network." Click "Next." This opens the Which Files Do You Want To Back Up? page. If you chose hard disk, you must save the backup to an external drive, such as USB hard drive or flash drive. Check the radio buttons corresponding with the types of file you want to save and click "Next." Click "Save settings and start backup." Continue when the Backup Complete message displays. b> Restore b> Remove all peripherals from your computer, such as scanners, faxes and printers. Do not remove the keyboard, monitor or mouse. Power down your PC. After shutdown, power it up. Hold the "F8" key during startup before the Windows logo appears on the screen until the Advanced Boot Options menu displays. Select "Repair your Computer" using the down arrow on your keyboard and press "Enter." Choose your language setting and click "Next." Log in as the user that holds administrative credentials and click "OK." Your computer manufacturer will offer you the option of restoring to factory settings. For instance, if restoring Vista on a Dell, you must select "Dell Factory Image Restore" and click "Next." On other computers, click "Next" after choosing to restore to factory settings. Select "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition" if using a Dell.

If using another computer, select a comparable choice, such as "Reformat the hard drive and operating system to factory condition." Click "Next." Click "Finish" when the restoration is complete.

Jan 14, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I was wanting to do a systems recovery on my computer. It came with XP home ed. installed. Vista has been bought and installed, and XP completely wiped as far as I can tell. I don't have the Vista or...


do you have a recovery key (f1,f2 etc) for the desktop, it flashed when you boot your desktop, press that key, it will recover your desktop to the os installed from the factory, it will be windows xp home edition

Aug 03, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How can I restore my system settings in my computer


Well there are several ways to approach this, 1st you can use system restore, to take your system back to a date that it worked fine, to do that go to the start pearl in the search bar type in system restore, click the Icon for system restore it will give you a calendar with several restore points that your computer has saved along the way. your system will go back to those exact settings, now if this is a virus issue, that is beyond system restore then a complete factory default is in order. Depending on what type of computer you have some have build in restore partition that are build in your windows OS. if thats the case simply hit F8 during start up and choose repair your computer and them choose restore to factory condition, this will delete any files you have on your computer and restore it to out of the box condition. System restore will not delete your data but, often restore points themselves are corrupted, my recommendation is to back up your files and do a complete factory restore.
Hope this helps please feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have on this thread.
Take care :)

May 26, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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Factory settings recovery for inspiron 6400


Hi,

Welcome to FixYa!

You did not specify what Operating System you have, whether windows 7 or Windows Vista. Anyways, here are the steps to recover the computer to factory settings in windows 7. This should also be similar in Windows Vista:

  • As the computer starts, press on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
  • Press the on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press .
  • 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 Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
  • Click Next.
  • The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
    The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
Hope that helps. Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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How can i perform a factory restore on my emachine w3619 without my start up disk..my computer will not load my sims 3 game and it used to be able to i tried everything (including system restore) to fix it


ask emachines for duplicate dvds of your startup disks.
your os is Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
any copy of that would work, but you wouldn't have the cyberlink or other software

before doing that
you may first try checking for viruses or startup programs
and then reinstalling any game software

maybe your sims is broken. verify that it works on another machine

Jan 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I need to do a factory restore on a 1012 mini how? the f8 thing does not seem to work.


you can only do this type of recovery on certain machines --contact manufacturers site for original "specs" etc

Sep 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Netbook PC

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Unable to reinstall DVD backups after HP SYSTEM RECOVERY failed


Code "purple" means you and your computer are done. It is an unrecoverable error that means you need a new system. However, I have found a couple of postings that claim to know a fix. I can not verify these methods, I do not own a HP or other type of prefab PC (custom is the only way to go). Anyway, here are the links, good luck.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=HardwareDPC&message.id=6115

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/469752-code-purple-configuration-error-hp.html

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/644163-code-purple-advice.html

May 16, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Unable to completely restart windows vista home b


If this is a name brand system, you would need to use either the restore CD/DVD that came with the computer or the restore partition on the hard drive that can usually be accessed by hitting something like F12 (depends on your computer). It sounds like you already reinstalled so the restore partition is out of the question. If you don't have the restore CD/DVD, you may be able to order it from your computer manufacturer. Other than that, you will need the installation disks/files to restore everything.

May 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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