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Reboot how do i reboot or restore factory settings on this pc...could you please give me some help asap because ive got a couple of nasty viruses that i want to deal with and i just want to wipe my drives clean so if you please cum up with a solution for my problem it will most appriciated..thankz

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Re: reboot

If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

Posted on May 11, 2008

Re: reboot

If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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Re: reboot

Second part of question.... No. Unless you've made a copy you will probably have to buy another OS cd.

Too bad, so sad.

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Re: reboot

If you have a virus, especially more than one, you will have to do a fresh install. Yes, wipe everything off your computer, format the hard drive and start again.

Please remember to take some time and get everything off the computer that you need to keep. Everytime I do a fresh install I forget to store my emails and email addresses, some of which are quite important.

Place your windows cd in the cd drive and boot the cd, follow the prompts to do a complete fresh install.

Have you ever done a fresh install? If not, you may need someone with a little knowledge to take you through the process.

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Emachine 3653 factory restore

You can use the Restore CD that came with the computer. The eMachines restore disk sets your PC back to factory settings with the original operating system and programs that were shipped with the computer. Doing so resolves many problems that can arise from long-term computer use, viruses, or the operating system slowing down.

1. To do a factory restore insert the restore CD then reboot the computer. When prompted, press any key to boot from the CD.

2. Select the option to "Reformat the drive to factory settings."

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system and original software that came with your computer.

4. Once the Restore finishes, you can re-install all the programs that you added to the computer as well as restore your files.

Reminder: Reformatting your computer erases all of your installed programs, personal documents, pictures and music. If you have the ability to, back up all of your personal data using a removable flash drive, external hard drive or DVDs before doing a Factory Restore.

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How to reboot my dell desk top computer

  1. While most Dell desktops respond well to "System Restore," which restores the Windows operating system, occasionally a computer may need to be restored to factory settings. This is usually done as a last resort and is usually due to viruses that can't be removed. While you should try "System Restore" on your Dell first, resetting the desktop to factory settings is an option. This is done through a PC restore by Symantec. Be aware that not all Dell desktops have this ability, and before proceeding with this option, you should call Dell tech support

  2. Make copies of all things on your PC you want to save, such as photos, documents and other installed programs. Resetting your PC to factory settings will erase all data on the hard drive. It will erase anything that you installed on your computer after you received it.

  3. Restart your computer.

  4. As the computer is turning on, you will see a blue bar that says "" across the top of your monitor. At this time, press the Ctrl and F11 keys simultaneously. If you wait too long, you will miss the opportunity to do this and will have to restart your computer again.

  5. Click the "Restore" option when the next screen appears.

  6. Click "Confirm." The PC will begin its resetting process. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.

  7. Click "Finish" when the process is complete. Allow the PC to restart itself. Do not restart it yourself since it needs to run through its boot program.

  8. Click "Yes" to allow the computer to restart. When it does, it will be at original settings, and you will see the "End User License Agreement" screen. Click "Next." The System Restore screen will appear, and the computer will do another restart.

  9. Once it does another restart, click "OK." You have now reset your Dell desktop to factory settings.

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.

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Need to reset my acer computer to factory settings.

Hi! Try system restore first and check if that will remove the virus but if not then you can reset the machine to factory defaults by pressing ALT+F10 during start up or when the acer logo appears on your screen.Follow the prompts and you should be able to reset the computer to factory image.Make sure you back up important files because it will wipe the system clean.hope this helps...

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How to restore emachine pc to factory default without disc

Emachines usually gives you restore disk to restore it to factory setting (out-of-the box). see if you can find that disk if not you can contact Emachines and get it from them. it should not be too expensive just shipping could be part of expanse. i would say about $25. i would call emachines and get it from them

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System restore isnt restoring and rebooting into safe mode after

viruses often plant themselves firmly in the system restore files. They could also be preventing you from executing it. If you have "rogue programs" a system restore almost never works. You need to either clean the rogue programs in safe mode or backup your files and reinstall from scratch.

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Acerpowerfh keeps turning on and off rebooting why?

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Trojan virus on compaq presario sr1303wm how can i reboot this computer.

I would suggest before you go through the laborious task of reinstalling your os, just give this a shot. It may not be a very malicous virus, to find this out run system restore, go back at least a week before the virus showed it self of was detected. If after reboot the bad issue remains. You have a couple of options. Reinstalling os is one, however if the virus has embedded itself in your BIOS you will need to wipe out your hard drive and reformat or buy another hdd.


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Using Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows Vista
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.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> 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.

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