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HOW TO DO A COMPLETE RESTORE USING THE KEYBOARD

HOW DO I DO A COMPLETE RESTORE USING THE KEYBOARD AT STARTUP.ON THIS LAPTOP CAUSE I DONT HAVE THE RESTORE DISCS.I KNOW YOU TAP ONE OF THE KEYS BUT I FORGET WHICH ONE IT IS CAN SOMEONE TELL ME MY EMAIL IS DK5970@COX.NET.THANK YOU DAVID.

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  • DRKR07 Dec 25, 2007

    i tried it it didnt work must be wrong key

  • DRKR07 Dec 25, 2007

    OK I WILL TRY IT AGAIN BUT EVERYTIME I TRY IT THE COMPUTER JUST STARTS UP AS USUAL. BUT ILL TRY IT AGAIN THANKS

  • DRKR07 Jan 02, 2008

    TRIED TAPPING F11 NOTHING HAPPENS JUST TIRNS ON AND GOES TO DESKTOP NOW WHAT DO I DO

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Just hold down CTRL and start taping f11once you hit the power button.this would start th dell pc restore and would take the system back to day one.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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    Anuj Sharma Dec 25, 2007

    its not th wrong key as iam working for dell.

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    Anuj Sharma Dec 26, 2007

    You can do one thing before trying the key combinations.Just unplug everything from the computer even the power cord and take out the battery.After the system does not have any power source just hold down the power button for 30-40 seconds and after that try to do that.Also if the system is purchased before September '04 the utility was not there.

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THROUGH F12 AT STARTUP

To access the System Restore, Refresh and Reset options using the F12 option at startup, perform the following:
  1. If not already, ensure the computer is completely shut down. How To: Shut Down a Laptop with Windows 8
  2. Now restart the computer by pressing the power button - IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F12 key on the keyboard until the "Boot Menu" screen appears.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select <HDD Recovery> and press "Enter".
  4. On the next screen you are asked to confirm if you want to continue with recovery. Select "Yes".
  5. The computer will bring you to the Advanced startup screen.
  6. Select Troubleshoot. Under Troubleshoot you will see "Refresh" and "Reset".
  7. Select "Advanced options." Located here is "System Restore."

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Which operating system you are using??

You can follow the given steps to avoid blue screen error..
Start Windows in Safe Mode:

Step1: Turn on your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options screen.

Step2: From Advanced Boot Options screen, choose Safe Mode option then press Enter.

Step3: If Windows loads and works fine in Safe Mode, a bad driver is probably causing the error. Uninstall device drivers and reinstall them. If Windows experiences issues in Safe Mode also, repair your hardware.

Startup repair:

Step1: Shut down your computer and then restart it in Safe Mode (see step1).

Step2: From Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Repair Your Computer" and hit Enter. Choose your preferred keyboard layout and then click "Next."

Step1: Click "Startup Repair", and follow the on-screen instruction .Startup repair can solve this problem.

System Repair:

Step1: Follow step1 and step2 from Startup repair section.

Step3: Now select system restore from the System Recovery Options menu. And follow the on-screen instruction to select a restore point.


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Follow these steps to access the Windows Recovery Environment:

1. Turn the computer on, and immediately press and hold the F8 key.

2. After several seconds, the Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.

3. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight Repair Your Computer, then press the Enter key.

4. Accept or change the language and keyboard selections, then click Next.

5. Use the mouse and keyboard to select your Windows user name from the drop-down list, and enter your Windows password, then click OK.

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Windows XP, Vista or 7... have you tried starting in Safe Mode? Usually pressing F5 when booting will do this for you or F8 will give you a menu so you can select it.
Could be software corruption or a tempermental driver or program on startup.
Try scheduling a complete 5 step CHKDSK first by going to the properties of your disk drive under the tab "Tools". This could take quite a while to complete.
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Here are the instructions from the user manual (be warned that doing this you will lose all your photos, Word docs, etc.):
1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC
turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the
keyboard, and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on
the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the
normal startup process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and
then follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
Check out the link on HP's site for more info: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bph08796.pdf

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OK try doing this below.
NOTE: A recovery also can be performed using recovery discs.
  1. Close all open programs and turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all network connections.
  3. Disconnect all peripheral devices.
  4. Turn on the computer.
  5. When the VAIO screen is displayed, press the F8 key.
  6. At the Advanced Boot Options screen, ensure Repair Your Computer is selected and press the ENTER key.
  7. In the System Recovery Options window, under Select a keyboard layout: , click the Next button.
  8. Under To access recovery options , next to User name: , click the down arrow , and click to select an account with Administrator rights.
  9. Next to Password: , type the appropriate password for this account.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Under Choose a recovery tool , click to select the desired option: NOTES:
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    • System Restore can return the computer to a previous configuration of the operating system when it was working properly.
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Enter password


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  2. Choose your language settings and click Next
  3. Click Repair your computer
  4. Choose your operating system and click Next. This should bring up System Recovery Options.
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Startup Repair should now start diagnosing your system to identify the root cause of the failure. Once it has identified the root cause, it would automatically start repairing your computer. If you are curious to know what Startup Repair did, you can click on the details link and see which tests Startup Repair ran to diagnose the problem.
After Startup Repair has finished the repairs, click Finish to reboot your computer.
Your computer should now be able to boot normally into Vista!!
Note -- If your computer cannot boot into Vista even after repairs, then go back to System Recovery Options and run System Restore.
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