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Re: how to restore to factory specs
You can use the following steps to restore your Dell Note book
WARNING: You will loose all your data and softwares which you have saved or installed your self. So before making restore please make backup copy for all of your data.
And proceed the followings if you are sure that you have backup of all your important records and files.
To restore you need not to use any disk as Dell has stored every thing in your hidden partion. Follow the steps and you will get it restore as it was originally shipped by company.
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. 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.
You can requst the drivers applicashen and win xp cd from this site to it worked for me any way it wold not be a bad idea to make a back up copy of the entier hard drive useing norton ghost too just in cass you ever need it if that hard drive breaks that restore patteshen will be gone for ever other wise
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Sure if you have the restore disc if not you can get one from the factory. Or a Windows Operating System disc will also work as well. You will have to download driver files if your using XP disc. Win 7 works great for this type of situation loading drivers is easy with Win 7 recommend if you have the resources to handle it. John
Well, first acer brand is cheap, and they don't give you a factory restore disc or a restore partition drive like most other laptop. However they give you the option to make a factory restore disc yourself, there is a program in the laptop ( browsing through your start task bar) should be a program such as acer recovery management, from there on use that program and make a retore disc. Once disc is created, you can go ahead and procced to restore your laptop in which you need to change your boot option to disc during startup of the laptop in order to boot from the recovery disc you just made.
Do you have the restore discs? If not order them or go to Toshiba site and order them or download them if that is the option they provide for you. Also if you have the restore disc then just insert the restore disc and follow the on screen directions.
Make sure that the boot order is set to DVD or CD as the first boot and hard disk as the second boot this should be already set in the BIOS. Order the discs if you do not have them imperative. Thanks for using FixYa!
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Hi , hold down the zero key whilst powering it up and if it has it installed it should go to the restore consul if this dosent work then you need to buy a recovery disc which costs 25 dollars approx the link below has them for your model .
Run Acer eRecovery Management
Copy the Acer factory default backup disk Image
Create backup of the system
Create a complete backup
Creating an incremental backup
Erase a backup point
Using the option â€˜â€˜Burn Diskâ€™â€™
Burn a backup disc with the factory default settings
Burn a backup disc with the parameters of user
Copy the current system configuration to disc
Burn a disc backup software
Restore the system
Restore system to factory default settings
Restore system from backup user
Recover the system from CD / DVD
Re-install applications / drivers
Other means of System Restore
No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10
thanks for your smile recovery disc is used for recovering your operating system when your pc is having problem. restoring back to factory default means the settings of the computer when you received the computer from the shop. in other words default settings. pda files are personal data assistance files. pcmcia card is same as lan card( also known as nic card, ethernet card) of your pc. pcmcia card is used in lap tops.
If your PC is still under factory warranty the manufacterer might do it for you. I did not have the restore disk but eMachines surprised me. by sending me a shipping box and then paying the shipping costs both ways. The PC was restored to factory specs and back to me in 5 to 7 business days.
You will need to include your Windows OS password.
If your PC is out of warranty most manufacterers will sell you a restore disk for about $20 plus