Question about Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I am using an IBM R52 laptop; whenever I start the computer, I get the "warning" screen that the active desktop has to be restored. I have tried to delete the Desktop.htt file but that did not seem to help. When I open Internet Explorer, it opens to a default web page - I set that to the blank page and it seems to work when I reopen IE (goes to the blank page) but then when I reboot, I get the error message; if I leave IE on the default web page, the active desktop recovery warning page does not appear. Any thoughts on how I can fix that? Installed object desktop and windowblinds and then wham......restore my active desktop, script error. Have to use the task manager to run anything and to shut down. Task bar and start menu flash on and off every 10 seconds. Am currently using "Hijack this" to hopefully help with the problem ..so far not fixing it. Have run registry scans, adware, etc. Have right clicked on desktop.....no use. Have done system restore....no help. Don't know whether I have a virus or what??? Pleeeeeese help if you can. Thanks to all.
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Click "Start" menu.
Click "Acer Recovery Management."
Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings.
Jul 04, 2011 | Acer Operating Systems
Power off the laptop. Remove any peripheral devices such as speakers, printers or flash drives that are not necessary to this operation. Connect your laptop to power/adapter.
Very Important: Please make sure you have backed up all important data because restoring your device to factory settings will result in loss of all data and software, Though all software that came preinstalled with the computer will come back.
1. Backup your important data in external hard-drive or flash drive.
2. Shut down the computer.
3. Turn the PC back on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
4. Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
5. Choose your keyboard & language options and click OK
6. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Complete PC restore" which is probably the second last option.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
8. When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
9. Click "Next"
10. Click "Yes"
11. You may notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
12. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish".
13. Computer will restart and it will boot to desktop just fine. It might ask you to configure some settings as this is equivalent to starting a new computer.
May 15, 2011 | Operating Systems
Mar 01, 2011 | Acer Operating Systems
Hello trivium_adan, It sounds like everything you've done is correct!
Try these instructions to restore your computer back to the Factory Settings.
Note: The wording may differ depending on the type & model computer.
Note: There will be all types of "Warnings!" Read carefully, before continuing.
Attention: "Once the Recovery begins, Do Not Touch the computer, for any reason at all!"
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