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Do I need to Restore Factory Settings?

Bought new laptop, installed updates etc now my wifi dongle will not install or work and the system restore won't restore to earlier point. Wll I have to restore to factory default? I have only installed MSN and can easily re-install. The dongle works on my other computer. Is it safe to Factory Restore.

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Yes it is safe, you can not do any damage by restore to factory default go for it

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How to restore factory settings

Just insert the Windows setup disk, or goto the restore partition. Whan the operating system says I already see a windows installed, shall I repair that, answer no and say install new operating system. After that you have to install several )(if not many) updates, but the machine will be clean.
When you read something like you have a rootlet or something like that, try to use Fdisk and clear all partitions. Be careful it could be you have a restore partition you need to reinstall everything, so try to save that partition first before using Fdisk. Any way, if you are not familiar with Admin work you should not use Fdisk at all.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5920 When I reset to factory settings it always hangs and locks while installing its Acer programs (on 5 of 17 or something like that). There is nothing I have been able to do about...

The Acer Aspire 5920 is a fairly well known and reliable laptop ...

Restoring a Desktop/Laptop to its factory default is usually the last thing that you should be doing as it requires a bit of knowledge to correctly setup all the motherboard and peripherals again.

Installing a new OS does not require the Laptop to be reurned to factory settings!

To upgrade the Operating system, you first must have the Operating System Installation Media/DVD and you need to ensure that:
  • Your Laptop can support the target operating system and has enough resources (such as RAM)
  • You have ALL the correct drivers (such as Chipsets, Sound, Video, Ethernet, Wifi, Camera, etc...) for the desired OS (LINUX, XP, VISTA, W7, 32bits or 64Bits, etc..).
Upgrading an OS is not that difficult but is not a trivial exercise and you will need to understand a fair bit about your laptop before undertaking that task as you maybe required to answer 'hardware' drivers related questions such as CHIPSET series, SATA or IDE HDD, Model of Video Card, Model of Wifi Card.

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So i bought an ACER ASPIRE ONE D255 red slick color laptop recently, now it's only second hand but it works fine. i checked the audio, video and it's ok. i have two problems: -when i would try and play...

Regarding the unexpected errors on playing games like solitaire or minesweeper on your D255...
As it is second hand, there may be hardware or software problems or both. Software problems can be eliminated by doing a restore of the notebook to its factory image and settings as follows...
1. power off the notebook completely and then power on again
2. during the start-up, press Alt key (to left of space bar) and F10 key together repeatedly
3. wait several minutes for Acer eRecovery to load
4. after loading eRecovery, use the up and down cursor keys to select restore type.
5. following is from the initial screen for Acer eRecovery Management (V7.0.10)
Select Restore Type
[>] Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
Restore your PC to factory default status.
All data on C: drive will be deleted.
[>] Restore Operating System and Retain User Data
Restore only the operating system of your PC to the factory defaults.
Files from your user accounts will be transferred to C:\backup.
This option will not remove persistent viruses or malware.
[>] Exit

Regarding WiFi problem...
1. may just need to turn on the WiFi by pushing the slide switch for it at the front right of the D255
2. you would do this after restoring to factory defaults above to ensure no software problems....

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To have the system like it was fresh out of the factory, you have to wipe your hard disk and install the operating system (Windows in this case) anew on the hard drive, and for that you need the system reinstallation CD. Then you need to reinstall all the computer-specific drivers and bundled applications that came with your computer. For that you really need at least your Windows CD, the drivers etc. can be downloaded from manufacturer's support websites.
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Did your laptop come with restore CDs?, if it did, then i suggest you to a complete system restore. and see if the problem is solved.

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Restore factory settings

You need the disk to do so. Else you format hard drive install New Os download drivers from Website. ( Before this see the modem type display card drivers lan card drivers Etc.)

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