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How do i restore factory settings on my computer as it has virus' and keeps freezing

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    everything please help

  • patty6363 Jan 12, 2009

    i had a virus and tryed to restore to factory settings by loading a disk that the computer came with, when it asks me which operating system i want to use i chose the set up and then all i get is a blinking dash

  • ccblack_9 Feb 21, 2009

    my dell 2350 keeps freezing, I just added another memory card, and also linksy wirless n adapter

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Try this like http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933168
for your problems

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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I want to restore my dell vostro 3500 to factory image


You'll need restore disks or if there is a restore partition on the hard drive then you can restore it from there. It will be less problematic to get some anti virus software to rid the computer of a virus.

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If you restore factory settings, will it erase everything from my memory card?


It certainly will, at least for Apple products this is the case, as far as any other phone manufacturers, I would assume that this is the case as well, best backup your pictures/movies/contacts etc. in your phone onto your computer before your perform the restore, but only restore if you MUST, ie. virus, slowness, freezing.

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Hi can any 1 tell me how to restore factory settings for a dell inspiron1012 note book, it keeps freezing crashes and gets viruses


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This small tip will cover the main steps , to restore your Dell laptop to factory settings. Depending on the model you possess , the manipulations may be slightly different , so feel free to add any information you think may be useful to this FAQ.
Steps
Restore the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

Notice:
When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.
  • 1. Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
  • 2. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.


Note:
You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does 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.

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  • 3. Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

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  • 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 check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
  • 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.

Notes
Thanks to danbarfor this tip.

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My mini netbook has virus and it is not letting me to open anything. i have macafee on it, but still unable to do perform anything. How i can remove the virus from netbook? OR how can i restore it to...


Be sure your firewall is activated. You can chose to use the windows firewall pre-installed on your Netbook or you can activate the firewall in you anti-virus package.
Run a cleaning software designed for detecting spyware on a regular basis to maintain Netbook processing speed and to remove items picked up by your Netbook while surfing the web. CCleaner is a solid free version of spyware cleaner.
If you suspect malware on your computer because it is running slowly, has strange pop ups or the anti-virus software detects it, then download software designed to find spyware and eliminate spyware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, A-squared Free and SuperAntiSpywate Free are free versions of adware removal tool to consider. These tools get rid of spyware when used individually or in tandem. Continue to run the software until all spyware, viruses and malware are removed.

How To Use the Restore Factory Settings CD
1. Make sure to transfer all of the files you want to keep to a USB memory stick or burn to a CD.
2. Put the Restore Factory Settings CD into the CD drive. This CD was packaged with your computer.
3. Confirm you want to restore the factory settings. The computer will begin restoring all settings. Don't disturb your computer, as this process can take several hours. .
4. Reboot the computer to complete the process.

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Have a virus on my toshiba laptop, can i resolve this by restoring the factory settings?


Hi Andrewfairwa.

Yes, you may remove all the security threats in the Computer by restoring it to the Factory settings.

But, restoring the Computer to the Factory settings will also delete the Data in the Hard Drive.

Hence, you may try performing a Complete System Scan to check for any Virus or security threats.

You may perform the Complete System Scan by using the Anti-virus Application installed in the Computer.

If you have not installed any Anti-virus Application installed in the Computer, you may perform a online System Scan.

Let me provide the detailed steps to perform the online System Scan.

You may perform the free Online Scan by visiting the below link:

http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html

Please open the above link and click on "Start Scanner".

This will start the free Online System Scan.

Once the Scan is complete, check if the Virus or any security threats are removed from the Computer.

If there are still any threats, then you may backup all the important Data and restore the Computer to the Factory settings.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

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My gateway gt5058 desktop got a trojan virus that caused the computer 2 freeze up.. we keep useing the factory restore setting and not having any luck in getting windows to come back up... we keep getting...


press f8 and go to last good boot up config...if sucessful then run a virus/trojan remover prog....if not sucessfull I would just do a clean windows install gl

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If you have a virus problem or currpt or missing files, you will experence the same problems.
Depending upon how much memory you have and what programs are loading when computer starts, is important.
Reloading you software will only prolong the problems and they will return.
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Next you will see a list of programs that startup will unit boots.
Remove anything that says, adware or any known programs that you know should not be running.
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