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How can I do a complete system restore without a disk? Take my computer back to how it was when we first purchased.

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If your system is a HP Pavilion then at startup or boot you can press F8 or F10 Im not sure about the exact keys, but hp stores a recovery of the OS on a partition which is usually hidden and does not have access from within the OS.
So try using function key that works for your system, the recovery will start automatically.
but remember this deletes all the data on the primary partition ie the OS partition.

If this thing does not work check if there is a recovery partition that needs to be burnt on the CD/DVD.

Else you need a OS disc and format the PC and reinstall the OS

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Computer wipe restore factory settings


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Computers are indispensable tools when they are working correctly.
When they fail to function as desired, they can become quite a headache.
Occasionally after installing a new program or making other modifications to your Sony Vaio Desktop PC, unexpected changes may occur within your computer.
Completing a system restore allows you to reset your computer's files to an earlier time when it was functioning normally.
Everything you need to complete a system restore is included in your Sony Vaio Desktop PC.
Log in to your computer as administrator.
The system restore requires that you are logged into an account with administrator rights.

Click on "Start" in the lower left corner of the desktop.
Point to "All Programs" and then to "Accessories" with your mouse.
Point to "System Tools" and click on "System Restore."

Click on "System Restore" under "Pick a Task." Click on "Next" in the system restore window.

Select a date and time to which you want the system to restore.
Use the lesser than and greater than symbol on your key board to change the selected date. Click "Next."
Click "Next" after confirming your selected date.
Your computer's files will now be restored to the selected date.


Restore a Sony Vaio Without a Disk
Five or ten years ago, the only way to restore a computer after something terrible happened to it would be to reinstall your operating system off of restore disks.
These disks would come packaged with your computer and would be the only way to return your computer to normal in the event that you downloaded a virus or some other calamity occurred.
Nowadays restore disks are a thing of the past.
You can easily restore your Sony Vaio without a restore disk.

Restart your Sony Vaio if it is already on.
If it's off, turn it on.
Press the F12 key on your Sony Vaio keyboard.
This will enter the computer into the built-in restore mode.
Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have to press either the F11 key or the ESC key to enter this restore mode.
This must be done before your operating system begins to load.
If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.

Choose the option on screen that is most appropriate to your needs.
You will be presented with three options: you can either create a set of recovery discs, attempt to repair your operating system's installation, or restore your operating system.
Repairing your operating system will attempt to fix your computer without deleting any of your personal files.
Restoring your operating system will delete everything on your hard drive and return your computer to its original factory settings.

Wait for the restore process to complete.
Depending on the type of restore you've tried, you may have to wait as little as a few minutes and as much as an hour or more.
When the process is finished, the computer will automatically restart itself.


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Mi notebook acer aspire 3000LCi the only do is a an upper and i dont have a recovery disk


When you restore your system back to the new factory settings, it will wipe your hard drive clean and do a fresh install of the operating system with the original factory setting.


To start this process, unplug all extra devices from your computer

(printers, external hard drives, etc.) as these can interfere with the system restore.


Starting with Windows XP, most systems with issued a system recovery disk in case of any problems with the factory installation.


Check the documentation and disks that came with your computer to determine if you have one of these system disks.


If you do have a copy of this disk, place it in your CD/DVD drive and restart your computer.

If you do NOT have a copy of this disc, skip to step 3 for further instructions.


Once you restart your computer, a screen will appear with the words.

Press Any Key to Boot From CD. Once you press a key, a screen will come up containing instructions to format your hard drive and restore the original factory settings.


Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation.

Once the restore is complete, remove your Recovery CD from the disk drive so that your computer does not try to boot from the CD again.


Restart your computer to complete the restore.


3. If you do not have a System Restore disk, then your computer should have a recovery partition on your hard drive, separate from the main partition of the disk.


Unplug all external devices and restart your computer.

When the loading screen comes on with the Windows logo, press Alt+F10 together five times.


This will bring up the system restore menu.

Follow the on-screen prompts to restore your computer back to the factory settings


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Components check
1.Acquire the backup disk required to perform the function restoration
Observe the back disk for damages either as scratches or dirt particles. Any oberavable dirt particles would require cleaning with disk device cleaner kit acquirable at retail.
2. Acquire time to accomplish the task activity. Restoration process takes time to intitate, thereafter requiring time for the computer system to install known as restoration.

Restoration process

1.The disk software is places into the computer DVD/R driver.
a. computers would have several different driver compartibilities.
b. the most significant is the driver that would accomodate the restore backup disk
2. power off completely the computer soon after inserting backup restore disk in driver and closing firmly.
3. Power on shortly, the computer should recognise a disk medium in disk driver making possible display instructions from which to initiate the backup process.

important notes
1. the computer may power on without recognising any disks inserted in driver.
a. an alternative procedure accessing the disk at the storage location.

procedures of accessing a disk at the storage area on a computer.
1. select the my computer icon on the desktop. The display menu should provide a list of storage areas the computer is capable of performing
2. clicking in the disk driver location display should open up the backup programs area.
3. the options provided makes possible alteration of the computer, including restoration.

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How do i set my toshiba laptop back to manufacturing settings without losing my windows 7 home premium


Unless you did a full system backup when after you loaded Windows 7 Home Premium, you will not be able to restore the system back to factory settings without losing W7HP.
Why are you trying to restore the laptop back to factory settings?

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Im trying to do a system restore to the hard drive of a satelitte L305D toshiba lap and well i dont have a disk to do or anything so i need to know how i can do it without a disk


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Go to Start Menu > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore

In the prompt, be sure to select that you want to "Restore to an earlier point" and follow the prompts to restore your computer.

My suggestion is that once you've successfully restored your system and it is working completely to your satisfaction, that you repeat the above steps and create a new restore point for the present date.

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Hello

The system restore component in windows is mostly flawed and causes more problems than it fixes.

If you must restore to the point of purchase use the windows installation disk or system restore disk that came with your pc.

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