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Computer Disc won't restore

Having a problem computer would only go into safe mode, then I tried to restore  with restore disc but it starts to restore then a message comes up and says to download file file but you can't get to the file to continue..  Any assistance would be of great help

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Re: Computer Disc won't restore

I would try backing up all your valuable info and try scan disk in safe mode.  If scan disk fails perhaps try a different hard drive, if not then try reinstalling windows and starting fresh.  Is this the disc that came with the computer or one that was made?

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Restore my emachines w3507 back to factory settings how do i do it

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
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Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. To perform a system restore, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

It is possible for the Windows operating system on your eMachines computer to have a critical failure. If the operating system on your eMachines computer is failing, you can use your recovery discs to restore your computer. Recovery discs come with your purchase of an eMachine, and contain your operating system and all your basic drivers. You can recover your eMachines W series in about an hour.

Turn off your computer and press "F8" to enter the BIOS menu. Tab over to the "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Order" menu. Move your optical drive to the top of the list. Press "F11" to exit and save changes. Insert your recovery disc into your optical drive, then restart your computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Select the "Full Recovery" option from your recovery disc menu. Allow the recovery procedure to complete. Hope this helps.

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Cant get past blue hp invent screen

Sounds like you have corrupt or missing boot or system files. First try these steps.
1) Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the SAFE MODE option. Take the Safe Mode option and see if you machine boots into safe mode. If it does safe mode look different, but that is normal, the icons are bigger and the screen is darker. Once in safe mode click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. Once you are in system restore see if you can roll your system back to a date and time before you had the boot up problem. Don't worry, System Restore does not remove any of your documents, music, pics, videos or data. System Recovery removes everything and sets your computer back to when you first purchased it. Once the restore is complete reboot and see if your problem is solved. If not proceed to step 2.

2) You'll need a repair disc or system disc to get around it. If you have one insert it in the cd drive and boot from it. Get to the recovery screen where you can type in the black widow with the white writing the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or more so be patient. You will even see it going from high to low percentage of completion, but that's normal. When it finishes reboot and see if you're ok. If not you'll have to reinstall the operating system. Try doing a repair install whereas it looks to see if there is an already existing operating system on the computer and repairs it without losing any of your data, documents, music, pictures, videos etc. If you do a new install it will lose everything.

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Need windows xp start up disc

The disc should have came with your computer.

If you can't find it, perhaps you have a friend who has a Windows XP disc you could borrow to retrieve the needed file from it which your computer is requesting?

This symptom could be a sign of the hard drive starting to go bad or at best, Windows has just had a small problem.

Try going into Safe Mode. If you can go in to Safe Mode, the problem might "correct itself."

To do that, after first turning the computer on, and before Windows begins to start, press the F8 key multiple times, until you receive the Safe Mode menu.

See this Microsoft article for more info about how to use Safe Mode:

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The HP computer uses a Microsoft Windows operating system to allow multiple users on your system. When your computer isn't working properly, you can do a system restore to restore the computer back to an earlier version. When you restore your HP computer, you will get rid of any viruses or malware that are on your system. You won't have to get in touch with Microsoft or HP to perform this restore, and you don't need any kind of disc.Windows contains all of the restore applications you need for your HP computer.
1 Turn the computer off and then turn it back on. Hold down the "F8" key when the computer starts to enter Windows Boot mode.
2 Key over to the "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" option with the arrow keys on your keyboard.
3 Log into your system as an administrator. Enter the administrator password into the field when prompted and then click on the "OK" button to log in.
4 Type "%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe" and press the "Enter" key to begin the computer's restore process.
5 Go through the system restore prompts to restore your HP computer.

Restoring an HP computer to factory settings requires that you do a system recovery. There are two types of recovery for HP computers: destructive and non-destructive .

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You need a Windows OS install or upgrade disc appropriate for the one on your computer (including the service packs you have installed). The Acer disc will only restore to the original configuration. You will need to try to get an OS disc from Microsoft (difficult if your computer is out of warranty) or from someone who has one. Try locating a Windows User's Group (many of the members have multiple OS discs and will lend them out) in your area or a local repair person. Then you can use the Recovery Console.

Alternatively, get a Unix CD and an external hard drive or optical disc writer. Boot from the Unix CD (usually you can press F12 to access the choose boot location). Then plug in the USB hard drive or optical disc drive. Mount this disc and copy your important data from the non-bootable disc to the external media. Then run the Acer disc and download all the updates before trying to reinstall software and return the files to your machine from the .

In Win7, everyone can create this from Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Create a System Repair Disc. (So then you get one burned from any Win7 computer as long as you match Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate.)

I hope this helps.

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(please note that if your restore disc provides an OS earlier than XP SP3, Windows Update will not work. You will have to manually find the updates on

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If you don't have a disc, restart the PC and at the Acer splash screen start tapping the ALT+F10 or just F10 and if you have a recovery partition on your hardrive then the recovery program will start up, just follow the on-screen instructions.


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Sometimes they make the recovery disk with windows on it, but not the programs that start windows during the boot up phase. One of the three main files that boots into windows is corrputed or your Master Boot Record is missing. There are two options you can try without the OS disc so lets see if one of those will work: 1) boot up and press F8 to enter safe mode. Once in safe mode sometimes you can also get into window because just the minimum of the program is loaded. F8 Safe Mode>in windows>click start>accesories>system tools>system restore. It will allow you to restore your computer to a prior date before you have problems. 2)if that don;'t work then F8 safe mode and while in safe mode choose Last Known Configuration. Kinda works the same way as restoe but you don't have to be in windows to do it. If those don't work then get your hands on a windows xp disc, anyone's will do, don't have to be yours. Let me know how it goes.
Rate this solution. You can also find out about this at>help and support>type in Windows XP boot disk in the search engine.If those don't work let me know and we'll move on to phase II.

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you can try restoring ur system to time when it was working fine, and please try it in safe mode

  1. To be safe, backup any important files before restoring from a restore point.
  2. Close any software windows that are open.
  3. Click Start c00847244.gif , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Restore . The "Restore system files and settings" window opens.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point , and click Next .
  5. Select a date and time from the list of available restore points and click Next . All affected system files will be added, removed, or changed to the same versions that were in the computer's system file configuration on the selected date.
  6. Click Finish in the "Confirm your restore point" window.
  7. Click Yes in the confirmation message that opens.
  8. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes.

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