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Hmmm..well..those recovery disks, if you made them, are specific to your box..if they are from E machines, duplicates should be available from them

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I need system restore disk


By this statement, I assume this to mean that you:
  1. Failed to make recovery disks as per the maintenance recommendations when you purchased the machine; or
  2. Made the disks are recommended, but have since lost or misplaced them; or
  3. got the machine second hand and never was given the recovery disks.
The good news is, you can order a restore CD/DVD from HP. The bad news is, that the only recovery option is Windows VISTA, which apparently is what the machine came with. If you need a newer version of Windows than VISTA, you are pretty much out of luck. You will need to purchase a new OS, or reload your OS with whatever media you have and perform a new, clean load. Once you get everything back the way you want it, either purchase a good system recovery software package, or use one of the alternatives on the freeware market. Just be advised that not all recovery software is created equal; some will only work if you can boot the system and then run them. The good ones provide a self-bootable disk to allow you to restore the disk to the image saved.

If VISTA is good enough for you, go to this link and under software option you'll see recovery disk.




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On this article we will share with you four efficient methods to recover windows 7 password, which are arrayed from easy to difficult.

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Need: An available administrator account

If you have an available administrator account on your system, you can get your password back easily. Logon Win 7 system with the admin account, and then you can come to the Control Panel and change or delete other accounts' passwords. Just three steps:

Step 1: Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or remove user accounts

Step 2: Choose the locked administrator account

Step 3: Click Change the password or Remove the password. And then you can change or remove the lost or forgotten password

Method 2: Use Windows password reset disk

Need: a Windows password reset disk (USB key)

Windows 7 allows us to create a Windows password reset disk (USB key) in case that we lost the Win 7 logon password. When we lose the password of Win 7, we can reset a new one with the created disk. The weak point is that you can only create the disk before losing your Windows 7 password. If you do not create that, it could not help. You could follow these five easy steps:

Step 1: When you enter a wrong password on the logon screen, a hint will appear: The user name or password is incorrect. Click OK and you are back to the logon screen. Insert the created Windows password reset disk (USB key) to your Win 7 PC and click Reset password...

Step 2: Click Next

Step 3: Choose your disk and click Next

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Need:
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2. A computer that has a CD/DVD writer
3. Windows 7 password recovery software

There is plenty of third party software for password recovery on Windows 7 online. Most of them are designed to create a Windows password recovery disk. With the disk you can recover your lost Windows 7 password. We highly recommend Windows Login Recovery and use it as an example. What you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

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Method 4: Use Windows 7 installation disc

Need: Windows 7 installation disc

Installation disc of Windows 7 can not only install the system for you, but also restore the system. If you have created a system backup image before you created the Windows 7 password, the installation disc could help you to restore your system to the early status (the status that has no a logon password). Then you could access your computer without password. You can follow these five steps:

Step 1: Insert the installation disc to the locked Win 7 PC

Step 2: Restart your computer from the installation disc

If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You might need to change your computer's BIOS settings.

Step 3: Choose your language settings, and then click Next

Step 4: Click Repair your computer

Step 5: Select a recovery option, and then click Next

It is terrible when we lose the Windows password, but you do not need to worry about that from now on. Above four Windows 7 password recovery methods could help you to recover Windows 7 password and regain access the computer.

on Jul 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Reformat my computer to windows 7


ATTENTION!
Reformatting a computer will reset it to the factor image, all data must be backed up or it WILL be lost. There are several reasons to reformat a hard drive. A few reasons include but are not limited to: driver issues, virus, cleaning up, getting rid of the computer, etc.

RECOVERY DISKS!
Every new windows 7 owner should know that the new computers are not supplied with recovery disks anymore. The manufacturer allows the user to create one set of disks upon the purchase of a new machine. It is important to create the disks early as driver issues and viruses may arise. In order to create recovery disks on windows 7 you want to click on the start menu. Next, type in recovery in the Start Search option area. Next, click on recovery disk creation and follow the process. It will require that you have about 3 dvds or about 7 cds to create the recovery disk.

REFORMATING HARD DRIVE!
Once the recovery disks have been made reformatting windows 7 is quite simple. Insert the recovery disks into the cd/dvd tray on the machine. You are now going to want to turn the computer off. When the computer has turned off, go ahead and turn it back on. A screen should pop up asking you whether you want to boot from Hard Drive or Disk. Choose the disk option. After you make it this far it is a downhill process. Next you follow the on-screen instruction make sure you reformat the machine, not recover it.

Apr 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I'm trying to reboot my e-machines w3107 to it's factory settings, and i had no luck, i lost the recovery cd, what can i do?


The E-Machines W3107 ships with Windows XP home edition. I will provide support for Windows XP. If you have upgraded to another version of Windows let me know in the comments section and I will provide further support.

The first thing you should do before performing any kind of system restore is to back up any important data on your computer. To do so, either save the files you need on disks, an external hard drive, or other storage device. If you need help with this, let me know.

Once you have everything you need backed up it is time to start the recovery process. Restart your computer (Start> Turn off computer> restart). Once your computer boots back up, remove all the disks from your disk drives (CD's, floppy disks, etc.), and unplug all devices connected to your computer except for your mouse, keyboard, and monitor. This includes your modem (if applicable) and printer.

After all disks and devices have been removed, open the start menu, go to "all programs," then find the "e-machines" folder. In that folder, click "eMachines Recovery Management" and select the "restore" tab at the top of that window.

More than likely you have not yet set a recovery password, so click the button that says "password settings." Follow the onscreen instructions to create a new password and click "ok." Once that's done, click "restore system to factory default."

You will then be prompted to enter the password you just created. Do so, click "ok," then click "next," then "finish." Your computer will then begin recovering.

Stay by your computer as it restarts and begins to install Windows again. This will take some time, but you need to stick around to follow the onscreen instructions for configuring windows.

Thanks for using Fixya! If you need anymore help, feel free to leave a comment in this thread and I will get back to you.

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on Mar 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have 2 e-machines same year same version different model numbers can i use the same recovery disk on both


Theoretically, yes, but there may be caveats.

Intel components won't play well with AMD and some wifi cards want to balk at 'catch-all' drivers. However, if both your machines have a restore partition on the hard drive, then your idea will work just fine as the restore disk you have is just the install driver and boot sequence for your computer to use the restore partition.
Hope that helped...

Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I create a factory default recovery disc where do I find the area at


Hello,

Not knowing the age and model of your emachine I will give you a few choices.

If it's an older series like the picture above you should be able to go into the start menu, all programs and then either PC Help and Tools or Emachine-Recovery manager. Then select Recovery Disk Creator.

If it's a newer model, Emachines and Gateway were bought out by Acer over a year ago and now use the Acer style recovery. Select Star, All Programs, then Emachine Recovery Manager. Load the Disk Creator selecting Factory Default disks first then selecting Application and Driver Disk.

One note, if it's an older model you will only be able to create the application and driver disk. It would have came factory with a base windows install disk. If you have lost this disk, you can reinstall using any standard OEM disk for the correct version of windows and using the windows license attached to the computer, but you will need the application and drivers disk to install your devices and programs.

If it's and older model and you can't find the disk, you can order a replacement set by contacting Emachines support, but there will be a cost invloved.

Feb 12, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I lost my recovery disk


If you lost the recovery disks, it means you lost all but you can solve it by doing reformating your pc hard disk. YOu have no choice but to reformat it

Jan 21, 2010 | Gateway GT5034 (827103078138) PC Desktop

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I used the restore dis for my emachine . all that comes up is r for recovery f11 start recovery and NTLDR is compressed then ctrl/alt dele.. cant get windows to boot up the cd did not do a findaly recovery...


There should be another Disk that contains the opperating system. Some manufactures put it on your HD and that could be your problem. They expect you to burn off the system disk. You have a product code sticker... so finding someone with an opperating disk that you could use. It would have to be the MS version not there restore or install disks. If you have 1 gig of Ram consider Win7. Works great on older machines... finds all of the drivers and it istalls fast. Printer Drivers are the only bug... make sure your is supported.

Dec 31, 2009 | E-Machines T6524 PC Desktop

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