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Recovery of data

I was trying to reload my laptop & i couldn't and i had to save my document then i had to press f1 then saved everything under drive D, now i cannot access anything or i cannot reopen it but i do have my passwords. the only thing is the first steps. please help!

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How to reset all settings to my lenovo a269i mobile thru pc

Is it a think pad ?
Power off your Thinkpad.
Press and hold the "F1" key and turn your Thinkpad on, still holding the "F1" key down.

Release the "F1" key when you hear repeating beeps. Wait for the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility" to load.

Select "Startup" using the arrow keys and press "Enter."
Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."

Select "CD-ROM Drive."
Press the "F6" key repeatedly until "CD-ROM Drive" sits at the top of the list.

Insert your recovery CD into your Thinkpad's CD-ROM drive.
If you have multiple recovery CDs, insert the CD that has "Disc 1" on its label.

Press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS Utility.
Select "Yes" and press "Enter" when the "Setup Confirmation" window appears.

Your laptop will restart. Wait for the Recovery Utility to load.

Select "Restore to Factory Specifications" to erase the contents of your hard drive and reinstall the Windows version and drivers that your Thinkpad originally came with.

Follow the Recovery Utility's onscreen instructions.
When prompted to insert another disc, do so according to the numerical labels on your recovery CDs (e.g., insert "Disc 2" after "Disc 1" and "Disc 3" after "Disc 2").

Your Thinkpad restarts when the restore process finishes. Power off your Thinkpad.

Hold down the "F1" key and power on your laptop to access the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility."

Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."
Press "F9."

Select "Setup Defaults" from the menu and press "Enter" so that your Thinkpad no longer boots from the CD-ROM drive.

Press "F10" and select "Yes" to confirm your changes.
Your Thinkpad will restart and load your newly installed operating system.
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Need to do a factory reset on a presario cq58n and it wont let me

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There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults. Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality. You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses. Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows-based PCs. Be sure that you want to delete everything--this process is irreversible.

Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc. Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse. Turn on the computer. As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process. When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot". Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter". Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list. Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk. Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit". System recovery should initiate. If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving. Press "R" to begin the recovery process. When prompted, select "Full System Recovery". Restart the computer when the process has completed.

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Format acer n214

Format? Format is for a hard drive, so what is it that you want to do? Are you trying to Format your hard drive so nothing is on it. Formatting a drive wipes out everything, the drive is completely empty until you put something on it.

Maybe you are talking about doing a System Restore which will set you computer back to a particular date and time before you started having problems. System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was install after the restore point date and time you selected). To get to System Restore Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and select a restore point (date and time before you started having problems).

Maybe you are talking about System Recovery. System Recovery sets your system back to when you first purchased it from the store. It deletes everything. All your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and any program you installed after you purchased it will be gone. Normally to get to System Recovery you will have to hit one of the F1 thru F12 keys repeatedly when you press the power button. Your manual will tell you the exact key to hit. Sometimes the Recovery will be listed on the program list. Click Start/Programs/ and look for System Recovery, it might be inside of one of the Acer Folders in the program list. Hopefully there is a Recovery Partition on your hard drive called Recovery. Click Start/My Computer and look to see if you see a Recovery drive listed. Sometimes the drive is hidden so you can't see it. If the drive is not present you will need a set of Recovery Disks you created or the manufacturer gave you.

Maybe you are talking about Reinstalling Windows. If you do a Clean or Complete Install it will format the drive and delete everything before installing windows. There are ways to do a Repair Install that will save all your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and programs. You will need an Operating System Disk to perform a windows installation. It has to be the exact operating system as that which is on your Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker on the computer somewhere. If it says Windows XP Professional you cannot use a Windows XP Home disk to do the install and vice versa.

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People often feel panic when I see this. If I format the drive, will I lose all my data? If not, how could I get access to my files?

My take is that you may have to format the drive (use quick format) and then use recovery software to recover your files.

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My daughters c300 gets smart failture predicted says f1 screen goes blank please help

Hmm, I hope for you that my hunch turns out to be wrong. That S.M.A.R.T failure is related to the laptop's hard disk drive. And the failure is not just predicted to happen soon; it sounds like it is happening. Something is wrong with the hard drive, and that something is unlikely to go away.
When this appears, you should press the F1 key and hope Windows starts. If it does, do something ASAP to save any important documents your daughter might have on the computer. You might take it to a neighbor, friend, relative, or shop you trust and have them transfer those documents to, say, a USB key for temporary safekeeping. Then it's time to replace the hard drive inside with a new one (no, they're not extremely expensive), re-install Windows and other programs, and then transfer the documents back onto the PC.
If the laptop just stops working after pressing F1, it's perhaps too late. A more experienced PC technician can see if he/she can save those aforementioned documents or data from the misbehaving drive. Or if you daughter says, "Nah, there was nothing on there I need to recover," then you can skip straight to replacing the hard drive (and reinstalling everything).

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How do i restore my hp pavilion dv 5000 to factort setting?

There should have been a recovery disk created or included when you bought a laptop. Insert disk if you have it and restart your computer with the recovery disk in the CD drive. Make sure all your documents and personal data are backed up. When the computer restarts it should start restoring your computer to the factory default. There will be a wizard to guide you through the process.
If there is no disk or got lost,then follow this steps:
1.Save any files or folders on your computer with flash drives. Drag and drop files onto the icon of your flash drive.
2.Go to "Start" > "Restart" to reboot your netbook.
3.Hold down "Alt" and "F10" when you see the logo on the screen. The recovery menu will load.
4.Hit "Enter" and then "Next" to see your recovery options. Choose "Factory Restore" to set your computer back to factory settings. Follow the instructions on the screen.
5.Choose your time zone and language when the customization menu appears. Reboot when you are prompted.
6.Restore your saved files from the flash drive.

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