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Lose all data at shutdown.

This computer used to be part of an office network. It has been set to reset to original settings everytime it's shut down. Anything that is added will be removed when you restart. Is there a way to adjust the settings to stop this from happening?

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  • Imbigmama Nov 24, 2007

    I tried this, it still does the same thig. As long as the computer is not shut down it works fine.

    When most computers go into shut down mode it usually say windows is saving data, then it says windows is shutting down. not this one, it only says windopws is shutting down.

  • nailbanger13 Mar 04, 2009

    I lose all data at shut down /restart. The amchine restarts at some point in 2006. It is 2009 now.



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Tell me how you are logon to the machine? with administrator account or some other? Try to logon as local administrator and see.

log off > when it show the logon window, at the domain (below username and password) select computername and try.

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Hi Adil,
Do you happen to know when this issue started? Usually restarting or shutting down phone resolve the issue. If not you may want to do reset ( soft or hard ).

When a Samsung cell phone becomes unresponsive or when the device slows to a crawl, a reset may be in order. There are two primary methods used to reset the phone. Users should always start with the soft reset when the phone locks up or programs slow down due to memory or software response issues. A soft reset is akin to a reboot of the machine and usually solves most problems without any loss of user data. A hard, or master, reset is required when the phone completely locks up and becomes unresponsive to any cellular signals. This second and more drastic reset deletes all personal data, preferences and settings so that the device is restored to the original factory configuration.
Perform a Soft Reset
Step 1 Press and hold the power button for 10 to 20 seconds.
Step 2 Release the power button and tap the "Power Off" option under the "Device Options" menu that appears. Tap "OK" to initiate the shutdown.
Step 3 Press the power button again to restart the device.
Perform a Hard (Master) Reset
Step 1 Tap the "Menu" key from the home screen and then tap "Settings."
Step 2 Go to "Privacy" and tap "Factory Data Reset" to review the Factory Data Reset information.
Step 3 Review the Factory Reset options. Place a check next to "Format USB Storage" to clear your device of user data, such as music, pictures and other account settings.
Step 4 Review the disclaimer and verify your changes before tapping "Reset phone."
Step 5 Tap the "Erase Everything" or "Yes" buttons to confirm the reset the phone to factory settings. The device initiates the restoration process to the original factory configuration.
Perform an Alternative Soft Reset
Step 1 Power off the phone. If the phone does not turn off, remove the back cover of the phone and take out the battery. Wait between 10 and 30 seconds and then replace both the battery and the cover to restart the device.
Step 2 Simultaneously hold down the power/lock keys.
Step 3 Release the keys when the Android screen appears.

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The Fastest Way To Shutdown

If you want to shutdown your computer right away you can go to START => RUN and type "shutdown -s -f -t 1" without quotes. This method do not let extra time for programs to save their data so maybe by using this method you lose some data but it is very uncommon. This applies to all versions of windows operating system. If you change your mind and want to stop PC from shutting down which caused by this method just type "shutdown -a" without quotes in the RUN. For making this even faster you can create a shortcut on your desktop and put this line in place of target "shutdown -s -f -t 1".

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Hi! How to perform factory reset with a macbook air mid 2013? Is there a battery reset as well? Thanks in advance for the help!

You cannot do what you want without the original installer disc that came with the computer or a later version of OS X installer, unless the computer came originally with Lion or Mountain Lion.

Follow these instructions step by step to prepare a Mac for sale:
Step One - Back up your data:
A. If you have any Virtual PCs shut them down. They cannot be in their "fast saved" state. They must be shut down from inside Windows.
B. Clone to an external drive using using Carbon Copy Cloner.
1. Open Carbon Copy Cloner.
2. Select the Source volume from the Select a source drop down menu on the left side.
3. Select the Destination volume from the Select a destination drop down menu on the right
4. Click on the Clone button. If you are prompted about creating a clone of the Recovery HD be
sure to opt for that.
Destination means a freshly erased external backup drive. Source means the internal
startup drive.
Step Two - Prepare the machine for the new buyer:
1. De-authorize the computer in iTunes! De-authorize both iTunes and Audible accounts.
2, Remove any Open Firmware passwords or Firmware passwords.
3. Turn the brightness full up and volume nearly so.
4. Turn off File Vault, if enabled.
5. Disable iCloud, if enabled: See What to do with iCloud before selling your computer.
Step Three - Install a fresh OS:
A. Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X
1. Insert the original OS X install CD/DVD that came with your computer.
2. Restart the computer while holding down the C key to boot from the CD/DVD.
3. Select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu; repartition and reformat the internal hard drive.
Optionally, click on the Security button and set the Zero Data option to one-pass.
4. Install OS X.
5. Upon completion DO NOT restart the computer.
6. Shutdown the computer.
B. Lion and Mountain Lion (if pre-installed on the computer at purchase*)
Note: You will need an active Internet connection. I suggest using Ethernet if possible because
it is three times faster than wireless.
1. Restart the computer while holding down the COMMAND and R keys until the Mac OS X
Utilities window appears.
2. Select Disk Utility from the Mac OS X Utilities window and click on the Continue button.
3. After DU loads select your startup volume (usually Macintosh HD) from the left side list. Click
on the Erase tab in the DU main window.
4. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Optionally, click on the Security button
and set the Zero Data option to one-pass.
5. Click on the Erase button and wait until the process has completed.
6. Quit DU and return to the Mac OS X Utilities window.
7. Select Reinstall Lion/Mountain Lion and click on the Install button.
8. Upon completion shutdown the computer.

*If your computer came with Lion or Mountain Lion pre-installed then you are entitled to transfer your license once. If you purchased Lion or Mountain Lion from the App Store then you cannot transfer your license to another party. In the case of the latter you should install the original version of OS X that came with your computer. You need to repartition the hard drive as well as reformat it; this will assure that the Recovery HD partition is removed. See Step Three above. You may verify these requirements by reviewing your OS X Software License

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BenQ Change language after i shutdown the computer ?

Using it since 2011 and the same problem started in few months. send back to claim warranty. they change internal board. was ok for few week until the problem back. never send back for warrranty as it took nearly two months to them to replace the piece. never going to get another benq product after this!

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We use a Canon 8180c in the office and it worked fine for a while on a network. (except that it changes the port everytime the power goes out) Now we can't even pick it up on the network. The lights at...

The simplest solution would be to set the printer up to use a static IP Address. It sounds like it's currently setup to get a dynamic address via DHCP - which would explain it getting a new address every time the power goes out.

If you set the printer up with a static address you can then setup each computer to use that IP port. That should maintain a direct connection that you won't lose after a power outage.

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Everytime i try to sync my iphone 3gs it freezes up when it comes to processing some type of data

Try a reset. Hold down the power key at the same time as the round home key until phone powers down. Release buttons only when you see the apple logo, then wait a min or two for phone to re-boot. You will not lose any data on the phone.
If this does not work, try an actual system reset. Sync iPhone to computer to back up essential data ie contacts apps etc, then go to settings general and reset. Reset all settings as a last resort. This will give you a fresh start and should sort out the majority of any bugs the phone has. A resync with you computer will restore apps etc.
Hope this helps and if so please vote.

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How do i restore factory defaults

To restore the computer to the Original Factory settings perform the following steps:
Turn off the Computer
connect it to the Power outlet with Adapter
Turn on the laptop
The moment you see the Dell Logo, Press the Ctrl Key and start tapping the F11 key. You will get a screen which will give you options to restore the computer. Select the option which says Restore to Original Factory Settings. It will run the restore and your computer will be restored to Factory setting within 15 - 20 minutes.

Note: you will lose all the programs and applications that you have installed and also the files and documents stored in your computer (including the email in Outlook). You computer will be as it was when you first Purchased it.

P.S: You can restore the system to Factory settings only if you have not formatted or replaced the Original Hard Drive.

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Need help with the internet settings.

Just call fido , they can reset your internet setting on your phone from their office , your dont lose any data

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Can not save to bios

windows and the bios needs to know that the operating system can be shut down through windows, so when you go into the F2 or Del on boot up, go into advanced cmos setings and look for ACPI and make sure it is enabled. This sets the motherboard to support shutdown. Save and exit settings and reboot. Now go to control panel>performance and maintanance>power options and set the correct instruction for shutdown to shut the pc down. Remember evertime you remove the cmos battery or reset with jumpers you have to reset date and time and anything else you have changed to suit your set up

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