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Restore backup files

They said I had to restore my computer to its original.....They (geek squad) backed up my files. How do I restore them?

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  • deebee2 May 14, 2008

    I have the backups from geeksquad.....tried to restore them to my computer and the files are read-only (quicken).   How do I make them (not) read-only?

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Check your main hard drive c:\ the drive will have a folder called toshiba restore or restore open the folder and look for a setup.exe file or a auto .exe file this will restore the computer back to factory settings. The solution above regarding cd's does not exist unless you call toshiba and order the restore disks

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

You should have everything saved ("backed up") on dvds now. Your next step is to pop in the restore discs that came with the computer unless you have a vista machine that isn't a toshiba or dell because vista machines (like HP) makes you create your own.

pop in your disc, boot to cd, and press next a few times... it will delete everything and get the pc back to the first day you bought it.

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Reset a Inspiron 15


Backup important files and data

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center.
  3. Under Back up files or your entire computer, click Back up files.If the User Account Control window appears, and you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  4. On the Where do you want to save your backup? page, choose the location in which to save the backup. To do this, click either On a hard disk, CD, or DVD or On a network, and then specify the location. If you select a hard disk, be sure to save the backup to an external drive such as a USB key or USB hard drive.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Which file types do you want to backup? page, click to select the check boxes next to the types of files that you want to back up, and then click Next.
  7. On the How often do you want to create a backup? page, leave the defaults as they are and click Save settings and start backup, to back up the files to the specified location. Backup will save the files in the background and may take several minutes to complete. If you specified a removable drive, Backup may prompt you to enter an additional blank disc if more than one is necessary to hold all your files. Be sure to label your discs thoroughly (such as "My Files Disc 1" etc.) so you can quickly restore them later.
    Once the Backup Complete message appears, you are ready to proceed with the next step.

Remove non-essential peripherals

Except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, remove all external peripherals including:
An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

Restore the computer's software to original condition.

An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  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. You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press 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.

Restore your personal files and data from backups

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center .
  3. Under Restore files or your entire computer, click Advanced Restore.
  4. On the What do you want to restore? page, click Files from a backup made on a different computer and click Next.
  5. Locate the backup you created earlier by browsing to it now. If you saved the backup to CD(s) or DVD, insert that disc now. Once the backup is located and selected, click Next.
  6. On the Select the files and folders to restore page, click Restore everything in this backup then click Next. Backup will restore the files to your computer. If you are restoring from a removable drive and used more than one blank disc, Backup will prompt you to enter the next disc in the set as necessary. Depending on the number of files and their sizes, this process may take several minutes.

Aug 23, 2015 | PC Laptops

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Factory reset


Do not rename the backup folder created by Samsung Recovery Solution or change the directory structure in the backup. If the name or structure has changed SRS will not see your recovery point when you attempt to perform a restore.

This restores the PC to the condition it was in when the Complete Backup was made. If a Complete Backup was never made, this can still be used to restore the PC to its initial status. (Out of the Box condition)

Warning: A Complete restore erases all current files, settings, programs and other data and replaces them with the files, settings, programs and other data contained in the Complete Backup. In other words, it restores your computer to the way it was when you made the Complete Backup. Also, note that any programs installed after the Complete Backup will still need to be reinstalled.

Important:

  • If you have data that you need to save, create a Data Backup before performing a Complete Restore. With Data Backup you can save your files to an external device and then use Data Restore to load those files back onto the PC.
  • If the computer powers on, but Windows does not load, press the F4 Key at the Samsung logo when you first power on the computer; and then go to step 2.
  • If the Samsung Recovery partition has been removed from your PC, your notebook will need to be sent to the service center for reimaging.

To perform a Complete Restore, follow these steps:

  1. Open Samsung Recovery Solution 5.
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  1. Once Samsung Recovery Solution 5 loads, click Restore. The Restore dialog appears.
  2. Click Complete Restore. The Restore > Complete Restore dialog appears.
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  1. On the Restore > Complete Restore dialog, there is list of backups created using Complete Backup and the expected time needed to perform a restore with each backup. If no backups have been created then the Computer Initial Status backup is the only item listed. Click the backup you would like to use for this restore, and then click Next.
  2. Important: Make sure you have power connected to the PC. If power is lost during a restore, you need to start the process again from the beginning.

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  1. Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer to continue. Click OK to restart the computer.
  2. Warning: If you have data on drive C that you do not want to lose, stop now and perform a Data Backup.

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  1. The computer restarts and Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to click Yes to Delete all data on drive C. Click yes to proceed.
  2. A progress bar appears showing the current transfer speed, the amount of data copied, elapsed time and estimated total time to completion.
  3. After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart.
  4. After you restart your computer, the restore process is complete.
  5. Note: You will need to perform an additional restart for Windows to apply its changes.

Nov 22, 2013 | Samsung R519-53S Notebook

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How to reset laptop


Knowledge Base

Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings for Windows Vista


Table of Contents:

  1. Backup important files & data.
  2. Remove non-essential peripherals.
  3. Restore the computer's software to original condition.
  4. Restore your personal files and data from backups.
  5. Download and install driver updates
This article provides information on restoring your computer´s software to the factory settings.
Dell has designed two new backup and restore programs.
Dell Inspiron, Studio, and XPS computers use DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 as the PC Restore/Factory Image Restore option as of April 22, 2009.
Dell OptiPlex, Latitude, Vostro, and Precision computers use Dell Backup and Recovery Manager as the PC Restore/Factory Image Restore option as of May 26, 2009.

Backup important files and data

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center.
  3. Under Back up files or your entire computer, click Back up files.
    If the User Account Control window appears, and you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  4. On the Where do you want to save your backup? page, choose the location in which to save the backup. To do this, click either On a hard disk, CD, or DVD or On a network, and then specify the location. If you select a hard disk, be sure to save the backup to an external drive such as a USB key or USB hard drive.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Which file types do you want to backup? page, click to select the check boxes next to the types of files that you want to back up, and then click Next.
  7. On the How often do you want to create a backup? page, leave the defaults as they are and click Save settings and start backup, to back up the files to the specified location. Backup will save the files in the background and may take several minutes to complete. If you specified a removable drive, Backup may prompt you to enter an additional blank disc if more than one is necessary to hold all your files. Be sure to label your discs thoroughly (such as "My Files Disc 1" etc.) so you can quickly restore them later.
    Once the Backup Complete message appears, you are ready to proceed with the next step.
    For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, Search for Additional Solutions .
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Remove non-essential peripherals

Except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, remove all external peripherals including:
An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.
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Restore the computer's software to original condition.

An external peripheral is a device that connects to a port on the front, side or back of the computer, like a printer or memory key.
  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. You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press 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.
Back to Top

Restore your personal files and data from backups

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance, and then click Back Up and Restore Center .
  3. Under Restore files or your entire computer, click Advanced Restore.
  4. On the What do you want to restore? page, click Files from a backup made on a different computer and click Next.
  5. Locate the backup you created earlier by browsing to it now. If you saved the backup to CD(s) or DVD, insert that disc now. Once the backup is located and selected, click Next.
  6. On the Select the files and folders to restore page, click Restore everything in this backup then click Next. Backup will restore the files to your computer. If you are restoring from a removable drive and used more than one blank disc, Backup will prompt you to enter the next disc in the set as necessary. Depending on the number of files and their sizes, this process may take several minutes.
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Download and install driver updates

Once your operating system has been restored, visit the Dell Support website to download and install the latest drivers and firmware for your computer.

Sep 30, 2012 | Dell Latitude D420

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I bought a used laptop,a dv4000, and would like to know how to restore back to out-of-box factory settings


Hi and Welcome to fixya!

In order to reset your machine to the factory settings, just follow these steps:

Access the HP Backup and Recovery Manager

1. Turn on the computer and hold down the "F11" key once the BIOS prompts appear on the monitor.


2. Click on the button labeled "Advanced Options" in the Welcome Screen once the Recover Manager opens. Choose the "System Recovery" option and click "Next."


3. If the "Microsoft System Restore" window appears, select "No" and click "Next."


4. The Recovery Manager will then prompt you to back up any important files as the restoration process will delete all data on the computer's hard drive. If you wish to perform a backup first, select "Back up your files first," click "Next" and follow the on-screen instructions. If not, choose the "Recover without backing up your files" and click the "Next" button. The computer will then begin the restoration process and restore the HP DV4000 to its original factory settings.

Hope this helps!

Takasashi

Jul 20, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Can't restore factory intallations and settings: Vaio VGN-FE880E


Are you doing DESTRUCTIVE recoveries or are you doing NONDESTRUCTIVE recoveries? Try another hard drive in the machine and recover to that. Nondestructive recoveries replace the operating system without destroying the personal data. Its possible the original problem is propagating over to the recovered systems. Do a destructive recovery. Understand any data not backed up will be destroyed. Possible the original problem was a trojan virus.

Mar 23, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FE880E/H Notebook

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Geek Squad Backup Disks


Usually you just put the first backup disk in the CD/DVD drive and restart/reboot the computer.
If it does'nt boot up you have to go in to the bios settings and change the boot sequence so that it boots from the CD/DVD rom instead of the Hard Drive. When it's finished the restore task you can either leave the bios settings as they are, or change it back to boot from the Hard Drive. Sometimes the backup/restore disks will put the PC back to the same as the day you bought it, which means completely wiping the Hard Drive and reloading the Operating System (Windows) and any programs that where installed at the time the disks were made. If you can run the backup/recovery from within Windows there will be a program in the Programs list on the Start menu. That way you usually keep anything that you have added since you bought the PC and it just reinstalls the Operating System to restore it back to it's original condition.

Hope this helps.

Jul 18, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Cant restore my acer aspire 5100


ok well first iv had nothing but bad luck with them. i think you would need to buy a new copy of windows xp, u can choose the version. you cant get your factory settings back with all the programs that acer gives you when you buy your pc, unless they send you a new hard drive. the restore cds i think with acer word from that specific restore partition on the hard drive. and with most pcs from i think 2002 and up have the F11 option with the restore partition to reset and restore your computer. when they erased your hard drive, they erased every little bit of data that was on it. me personally can restore all, if not some of the information and personal data you have. please email me the model # serial # and as much else info you can provide of your computer. and i will do as much as i can to help. if you have any more questions, please email me at meanness628@aim.com

Jun 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Toshiba Laptop - Won't Read Any Disks


the drivers GOT LOST, bring it to the geek squad so they can try and get your drivers back on there, also buy an external hard drive and backup all of your priceless data in case you need to do a restore in which you need the recovery disks for your pc, most new pc dont come with them so if you need them order them from the mfg.

May 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A20 Notebook

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Laptop hard drive


You can restore your computer to its original glory (once a new Hard Disk Drive is installed) using the original Operating System (OS) disk that came with the computer (applicable to Gateway, Toshiba, Dell laptops; other brands make you "burn" a copy on your own). I call this the "oops disk" because it restores the computer software back to factory default. If you got the laptop second hand or don't remember which buried box in the asthmatic attic has those old CD/DVD's - then you can do one of the following:
A. Contact the manufacturer to obtain a new set of "Restore" or "Recovery" disk(s). They will charge small Fee + Ship/Handling. [Tell "Sylvester" from Bangladesh "Hello!"]
B. Purchase a legal copy of an operating system (XP or Vista) from a local retailer (such as Best Buy) and install it [or hire a Geek Squad Agent to install it for you - much faster, less headache!]
C. Grab opportunity by the horns and steer into a fun project of installing an open-source (free) Linux-based OS such as Ubuntu or similar. [Happy learning!]
D. RECYCLE the computer and buy a brand new one, complete with operating system and manufacturer's warranty. ["OOOO, VISTA!"]
In ascending order of cost: C, A, B, D
In ascending order of time-investment and learning: D, A, B, C

HINT: if any or all of this solution sounds remotely confusing (e.g, you don't know how to install a HDD, etc) - hire someone to do it. I don't change my own oil because it's messy and less convenient. So, please support your local Geek Squad Agent and enjoy your free time!

May 20, 2008 | Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook

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