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The computer will not except the restore disc that came with the computer why?

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First enable or create a restore point

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Reset a Inspiron 15


Backup important files and data

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center.
  3. Under Back up files or your entire computer, click Back up files.If the User Account Control window appears, and you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  4. On the Where do you want to save your backup? page, choose the location in which to save the backup. To do this, click either On a hard disk, CD, or DVD or On a network, and then specify the location. If you select a hard disk, be sure to save the backup to an external drive such as a USB key or USB hard drive.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Which file types do you want to backup? page, click to select the check boxes next to the types of files that you want to back up, and then click Next.
  7. On the How often do you want to create a backup? page, leave the defaults as they are and click Save settings and start backup, to back up the files to the specified location. Backup will save the files in the background and may take several minutes to complete. If you specified a removable drive, Backup may prompt you to enter an additional blank disc if more than one is necessary to hold all your files. Be sure to label your discs thoroughly (such as "My Files Disc 1" etc.) so you can quickly restore them later.
    Once the Backup Complete message appears, you are ready to proceed with the next step.

Remove non-essential peripherals

Except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, remove all external peripherals including:
An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

Restore the computer's software to original condition.

An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. As the computer starts, press < F8 > on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen. You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
  3. Press the < Down Arrow > on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press < Enter >.
  4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  5. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
  6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
  8. Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
  9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  10. 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.

Restore your personal files and data from backups

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center .
  3. Under Restore files or your entire computer, click Advanced Restore.
  4. On the What do you want to restore? page, click Files from a backup made on a different computer and click Next.
  5. Locate the backup you created earlier by browsing to it now. If you saved the backup to CD(s) or DVD, insert that disc now. Once the backup is located and selected, click Next.
  6. On the Select the files and folders to restore page, click Restore everything in this backup then click Next. Backup will restore the files to your computer. If you are restoring from a removable drive and used more than one blank disc, Backup will prompt you to enter the next disc in the set as necessary. Depending on the number of files and their sizes, this process may take several minutes.

Aug 23, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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I have a HP p6000 desktop that will not open, I get no menu except 'welcome', and when I sign in it just shuts it down. I do not get any options other than that %^#$ welcome view.


this might be one way round it (possibly not the only way and possibly not the best either)
Try to Restore the computer to factory state. You will lose everything that you was put onto the computer's hard disk since purchase from new. see
EmptyPortlet

Feb 15, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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Factory restore


Remove any DVDs or CDs from the optical drives and then unplug all peripheral devices except for the keyboard and mouse.

Click the "Windows" button and then type "eMachines recovery management" into the search box. Click on "eMachines recovery management" in the results list and then click the "Restore" tab.
Click "Password Settings" and then type a new password into the text box.
Click "OK" and then click "Restore System to Factory Default".

Type the recovery password into the "Password" text box and then click "OK".
Click "Next" To start the recovery process.

Click "Finish" and then wait for your computer to restart.
This procedure could take several minutes. Once your computer has restarted, you'll be prompted to create a new user account, enter the date and time and set up the internet settings.

also you can download the recovery disc but they are no long free

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/


vista recovery disk
not longer free

Hope this helps.

Nov 21, 2012 | eMachines Celeron D 3.33GHz 512MB 120GB...

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How to get back to factory settings


Have you created your Application/driver cd from start, system recovery?

To recover your system from the hard drive:
1 Remove all CDs and DVDs from the disc drives, disconnect all USB devices
except the keyboard and mouse, then disconnect your Internet cable. If you can still run Windows, click Start, All Programs, System Recovery, System Recovery, then click Yes. Your computer restarts, then the System Recovery program starts.- OR -Turn on or restart your computer and press F11 while your computer is starting.3 Insert the Operating System Recovery CD/DVD when prompted. The System Recovery program starts.4 Click a system recovery option:??  Full System Restore (Destructive) reformats the hard drive and restores the system software as it was when you purchased your computer. This process deletes your data files. CautionThe Full System Restore option deletes allfiles on your hard drive except the restorefiles. Make sure that you back up allpersonal data files before continuing thisprocess.??  Full System Restore (with Backup) (recommended) moves the contents of the hard drive to the C:\My Backup folder and installs a new copy of Windows XP. This option saves your existing data files, but all programs must be reinstalled and the program settings reconfigured. You need at least 4 GB of hard drive space to use this restore option.5 Click Next. The System Restore - Format and Recover dialog box opens.6 Click Yes. Files are restored to your hard drive. When file recovery has finished, the System Restore dialog box opens. ImportantAfter you restore your system, it willappear with the same files and programsit had when it shipped from the factory.You still need to download Windowsupdates and antivirus updates to bringyour computer's software up to date.7 Click Restart. Your computer restarts, and Windows finishes its setup and installation.8 Reconnect your Internet cable and all USB peripheral devices. You are done.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

May 21, 2011 | eMachines ET183105 PC Desktop

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I HAVE A DELL INSPIRON 1525, THE ERROR CODE IS Ox80042453 its got HD issues booting issues I need help please!!


if you are able to boot to Windows, try this:

Advanced Computer User Solution (manual update):
1) Start your computer and log on as an administrator.
2) Click the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.
3) In the new window, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and then click Next.
4) Select the most recent system restore point from the "On this list, click a restore point" list, and then click Next.
5) Click Next on the confirmation window.
6) Restarts the computer when the restoration is finished.

If not try reinstalling windows using the install disc. it should fix the partition issues


If not, it may be a SATA cable or connection issue on the hard drive. reseat them as well.

Mar 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Have just pb recovery disc to recover my pb comp but it won't except disc two no 6884620101 now comp will not load windows at all and is now worse than the problem that i had before.How do i fix this with...


Perform a "System Restore" This is the best option; it will “restore the system” back to a previous state, to undo the change. 1. Go, to: "Control Panel". 2. Click System and Maintenance. 3. Click Backup and Restore Center. 4. In the (left) Tasks area, click on Repair Windows using System Restore.” 5. The restore Wizard appears. 6. Choose (Recommended) Restore Point. *Important If this, restore point fail? Try again using a different restore point. “Find the furthest (Date) prior to when your computer was functioning normal. “ 7. Follow all instructions thereafter. *Note: Once the computer returns to Windows Desktop, “do not perform any tasks, for at least (45 min) the System Restore is still running. “ I hope this Fix it.

Jan 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Wrong disc placed into computer


you can buy a windows home editon to restore the operating system and use your restore disc to restore all the drivers that you need for computer.

Nov 17, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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E machines restore disc


hit f11 when computer is starting up..it will take you to the restore menu...do a complete system restore from the restore partition.. as far as the restore discs goes, when you pop that in, the computer will boot from the cd and take you to the restore menu...do a complete system restore..after formatting the hard drive.it will show a bunch of files..be patient and let it complete the process...

Feb 23, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Usb 1 is not very slow, maybe computer system is busy doing some other services which is unknown to you.

if you plan to restore computer back to original state. you should back up first the important files(personal files any files that is important to you.)

system restore is not quite good except , you have an original windows system cd enclosed in your computer. doing this; insert cd and boot the computer using the cd.

If non of those; then you should provide windows cd and reinstall your windows: doing this; insert cd and boot the computer using the cd.

just follow the onscreen instructions.

some drivers of your computer notify me with the brand , model, motherboard details. if in case.

Dec 27, 2007 | HP Pavilion 523n (P9851AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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After system restore problems


the only way this can be done is if you use the system discs that you have supplied from e machines, but back up all documents as it will format the drive. Insert the first dvd and leave it in the drive and restart your system, but as it's booting press either F2 or Del and you will get the bios screen, go to advanced menu and select your cdrom as first boot device, save settings and exit. The sytem will reboot and prompt you to press enter to start with cd, and follow your disc instructions.

Jun 21, 2007 | E-Machines Open Box D3107 AMD 1.8G 256M...

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