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Restore partition Is there a restore partition to help restore the computer to factory defaults?

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Answer: When the notebook restarts, if there is a Recovery Partition a screen with the prompt Press F11 for Emergency Recovery will appear soon after the HP Logo. If we press F11 on that screen, a progress bar will indicate Starting PC Recovery and then the graphical interface of HP Backup and Recovery Manager will pop up with the option to either: a. Recover the PC to a specific point in time. b. Back up files.

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I need key for driver restore


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You can restore the system to factory conditions by following the information below.
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Start the computer and TAP the F8 key. Once the options appear on the screen you can choose Repair Your Computer and follow the prompts to restore the computer to factory conditions.
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This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
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How. Do I take acer touch screen PCs to factory settings


Hi. Most computers have a hidden partition on the hard drive that contains all the factory default settings and system software that originally came with the PC, including the operating system (like Windows 7/8,etc.). There is a simple method to restore your computer to factory default settings using this restore partition. Please be sure to backup any data or files that you want to save on a USB flash drive or backup media first.

I presume that your computer is an Acer Aspire One model touch-screen PC. For this model of computer, in Windows, go to "Start," then "All Programs," then "Acer Empowering Technology."

Then, you want to click on "Acer eRecovery Management."Then, click on "Restore," then lastly, "Restore System To Factory Default." Your computer will then reboot/restart, and launch the Recovery Utility.

When prompted, click "Yes," then "Yes" again to restore/revert your Acer computer to its original factory default state. Please do note that if you deleted the recovery partition from your hard drive by formatting it, you won't be able to use this recovery option. If that is the case, you should be able to use the original system DVD's that came with your computer to restore it to its original factory defaults.

I do hope that I have helped you. Please feel free to ask further questions if you still have need. Thank you.

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How to take laptop back to factory settings


Depending on the brand and year it was made there may be a factory partition that will restore computer back to factory defaults, if not then a reinstallation of windows will be necessary, If factory partition is available just do a search o Google with your make and model # such as : How to restore an Acer Aspire 7425 to factory defaults using recovery partition

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Im trying to factory restore my vaio what does "do


It means do you want to change the default factory partition size (ie. the size of the C Drive). I suggest you select No because you may have a Restore partition on the hard drive and if you change the partition size you may wipe out this Restore partition and you will not be able to do any future factory restores.

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How to reboot my gateway nv53 laptop to factory without a cd bought this laptop used starting to have problems so i want to erase everything and make it like new


Hi.

The laptop may have a hidden recovery partion which you can access from boot up. Turn the laptop off and then restart it. When you see the Gateway logo hold down Alt and repeatedly press the F10 key. From there follow the on-screen instructions to restore the laptop to factory defaults, it should take about half an hour but could be longer.

Remember to back up any data that you want before you restore the system.

If you can't access the recovery partition then you can use Windows to do it for you. Click on the Start Menu> All Programs>Gateway and then Gateway Recovery Management. In the Gateway Recovery window click on Restore and then select Restore System to factory default and follow the on-screen instruction. The computer will restart and proceed with the restore.




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I have an acer aspire 4736g, i need to restore my notebook to factory default, i wait for the acer logo to appear on the lcd screen. then i press the "Alt" and "F10" keys at the same...


Instructions
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Acer PC or laptop
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

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Please how do i restore my sony vaio VGN-P530H to its factory status


Hi fidelis_igin,

The Computer comes with a recovery partition present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. You can use this Recovery Partition to restore the Computer to the factory status. The Recovery Partition can be accessed using the VAIO Recovery Center Software installed in the Computer or by pressing and holding the F10 Key while restarting the Computer. Below are the steps to access the Recovery Partition in the Computer and to perform the System Recovery in the Computer.

Using VAIO Recovery Center.

To access the VAIO Recovery Center, click Start, Help and Support and click the "Troubleshoot my VAIO" option. Then, in the opened window, under VAIO Recovery Center, click Launch VAIO Recovery Center. After that, in the VAIO Recovery Center, click "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory defaults. (Selecting the Restore C: Drive will erase all the Data in the computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults). Once you have selected the "Restore C: Drive" option, please click the "Start" button, then, please follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Recovery Process.

Using F10 Key at the Start-up.

Please restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. Then, at the Edit Boot Options screen, press the Enter Key. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. Then, you can select the Restore C: Drive and go with on screen instructions to complete the System Recovery.


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Computer crash. Have No recovery disk.


Hi jgar2141,

If you are trying to restore the Computer to the factory settings, it is not required to have the Recovery Discs as you can use the Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive. To access the Recovery Partition, restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key for 7 to 10 seconds. This will boot the Computer to the Edit Boot Options screen. There, please press the Enter Key.This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, you can select the "Restore C: Drive" option to restore the Computer to the factory settings. (Selecting the "Restore C: Drive" option will erase all the Data in the Computer and restore to the factory defaults)

After selecting the Restore C: Drive, please follow the simple onscreen instructions to proceed with the System Recovery. The System Recovery process using the VAIO Recovery Center should fix all the Software issues in the Computer and restore the Computer to the factory defaults.

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How to set my vaio back to factory default with no boot disks and recovery center doesnt work


The VGN-FW370J/H Computer is shipped with Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive.

If you do not have the Recovery Discs and the VAIO Recovery Center is not working, a recovery of the (C:) drive can be performed by accessing the Recovery Partition.

(If the Recovery Partition is not accessible by pressing the F10 Key while restarting the Computer, the only option is to purchase the Recovery Discs and perform the System Recovery.
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Please follow the below steps to access the Recovery Partition and restore the Computer to the factory default.

Note: Restoring the Computer to the factory settings will erase all the Data on the Hard Drive and restore it to the factory condition.
  1. Restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key.
  2. If and Edit Boot Options Screen appears, press the Enter Key.
  3. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center window.
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, please select the Restore C: Drive option.
  5. Next to the "Restore C: Drive", please click the "Start" button.
  6. Under Before Restore C: Drive , ensure the Skip option is selected, and click the Next button.
  7. Under WARNING: This program deletes all files on the C: drive , click to select the I understand box.
  8. Then, click the Start button.
  9. After the bundled applications are installed, click the Finish button.
  10. The computer will restart and the operating system setup wizard will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
  11. This should restore the Computer to the factory defaults.

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HOW DO YOU RESTORE MY COMEPUTER TO FACTORY


check if you still have the dell image partition. if yes. turn on computer keep tapping on f8. repair computer option will appear, select that option then follow the instructions given on the screen to restore to the default settings. if no partition for the image then manually reinstall the OS.

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