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Restoring to factory settings

I hope you can help, my old mums computer is starting up when it gets to the desktop it freezes and i cannot get anything to work for her, can i restore her computer to the factory settings, and if so can you tell me how, thank you.

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Re: restoring to factory settings

I suggest that you first clean the unit. Unplug it, open it and use a vaccum with a clean soft paint brush. Gently push on all the cards in the slots, you'll hear a soft crunch when pushing in on the cards. Very lightly tug on the MB cable connectors to ensure they are nicely connected. After reassemble, try to come up in safe mode as other solution.

Good luck to Mum.

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Re: restoring to factory settings

What Operating system? If it's XP start hitting F8 as it begins to boot and see if it will start up in Safe Mode.

Does she use it online? It could be a virus. If you have antivirus software and it boots in Safe Mode perform a scan.

Do you have the OS installation CD? If it's XP you can try a repair function.

Give us more info please.

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I want to know how to restore my DX4200-09 to factory settings?

· Click "Start" on your Windows desktop. Navigate through "All Programs" and "Gateway." Click on "Gateway Recovery Management."

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Click "Restore" when the Gateway Recovery Management window pops up, which will take the system back to the default factory specifications. A box will pop up asking for confirmation, click "Yes" and then "Start." You may have to enter a password as well, but only if your particular Gateway had a password set.

· 3

Wait for the computer to restart. A "Restore from factory default" box will appear, requiring you to click "Next" twice in a row. Click "OK" in the box that appears next, and wait for the hard drive partition to be created. The factory default installation will then be moved over to the hard drive.

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Click "OK" in the box that appears and wait for a second Gateway restart. Several minutes will pass as Windows "starts for the first time." When restarting finally finishes, a "Set Up Windows" dialog box will appear. Click "Next," followed by checking the license agreement box, and then "Next" again.

· 5

Enter a user name and picture, if desired, and a computer name. Also, customize the background wallpaper for your desktop, optionally. Click "Next."

· 6

Click "Use Recommended Settings" on the Protect Windows-based dialog box that pops up.

· 7

Set your correct date and time settings in the next box. Select your location in the following screen. Click "Next," followed by "Start" to finish.

· 8

Wait while Windows checks for your individual Gateway computer specifications and adjusts accordingly. This will likely take several minutes, so leaving your computer for a short time is fine. Windows will then prepare your hardware and finish your Gateway restoration process, including the installation of Gateway Recovery Management. Once completed, your Gateway is good to go and ready at factory settings.

hope this helps

Jun 25, 2012 | Gateway DX4200-09 PC Desktop

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I want to restore my PC to factory settings. How?

Hi avidriving,
Please follow the Instructions:
Step 1: Click "Start" menu. Step 2: Click "Programs." Step 3: Click "Acer Recovery Management." Step 4: Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5: Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6: Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7: Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings

Tips & Warnings: If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below). Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults. Resources Acer Website.

Hope it helps.
Thank you for using fixya

Oct 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire G600p PC Desktop

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Hi ,
Please follow the steps required for restore you system factory setting.

1. Click on Start and then All Programs
2. Click on the eMachines folder
3. Double click on eMachines Recovery Management.
4. It will open your recovery console.
5. In Recovery management console you have different option .( Left side menu)
6. Click on Restore. It will open the three options.

Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults - Restores the computer the factory settings, all data on the computer is removed and cannot be recovered.

Restore Operating System and Retain User Data - Restores the Operating System on the computer, files within the User accounts folders are moved to "c:\backup".
Reinstall Drivers and Applications - Launches the application used to reinstall the drivers and applications on the computer.

Which option you want to use ,click on that and follow the instruction.

Hope this will help you.

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When turned on my computer freezes while starting

safe mode works? last known good configuration in the options may skip some hardware settings issues. restore default BIOS after you take a note of all the settings there and see whether that will help. otherwise you may boot from CD or USB drive, backup the data and restore the operating system or restore to factory default.

Mar 23, 2011 | Gateway GT5082 PC Desktop

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To restore your computer to factory setting you can try following steps


  • Click Start menu
  • Click Acer Recovery Management
  • Click the Restore button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens
  • Click Restore System to Factory Default
  • Click Yes in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
  • Click Start to restore the computer to the default factory settings.

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Restore emachine W1136 desktop to factory settings without disc

I guess you can try it again to make it not able to start up such as to rename some important windows file. Always a good option to backup first.

You can chat with emachine tech on the following page.

They might be glad to help. Someone might be always a little bit more courteous than others. You can reward them a most satisfactory feedback anyways.

Someone tried the Alt+F10 to get that restore option, I guess it might work with your emachine too. You might like to try it while starting up the system too.

Something to try if you didn't.
(1) Go to start menu
(2) Click on all programs
(3) click on Emachine
(4) click on Emachine recovery management
(5) Click on restore on the bar across the top
(6) click on restore to system factory default

Did you try the number key while starting up or the R key or maybe with the Alt key? Hope that help.

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Would like to set it back tofactory settings

start up the computer and in the bio's there should be an option to press a key like F9 or something to open the repair console...from this menu choose re-set to factory settings...there should be a backup partition on acer hard drives to restore it back...

if this dosn't work bang in an OS cd - boot it up from the bios and follow the on screen instructions - drivers that are not installed will be avalible from acer's website - they are quite good for downloading them

Brentwood IT

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Restore to original factory settings and no CD's

you might try om ebay and find what you need,,and some computer repair shop my help you out

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Recovery disk for dell computer 8110


The model is probably B110 and you can start the factory restore by restarting the computer and repeatedly pressing CTRL- F11 until you see the factory restore program start. Then follow the on-screen prompts to do a factory restore.

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Emachine restore back to factory settings

I had to restore my Emachine. I have Windows Vista
(1) Go to start menu
(2) Click on all programs
(3) click on Emachine
(4) click on Emachine recovery management
(5) Click on restore on the bar across the top
(6) click on restore to system factory default

It takes about 20 mins.

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