Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Regarding Restore (F10)

A few weeks ago, the Hard Disk in my PC kept running at full speed. I was not able to turn off the PC, so I unplugged it. Next time I booted, everything was frozen.

I concluded that if I found a restore point, I could fix the problem. However, I've restored and undone many restore points.

The PC did find a restore point - but it's not the one I want. It looks like the first day I got the PC. After a few years, my PC was very customized to my liking. I had a great collection of pictures, all neatly saved in different folders, I had many great Utility programs, some little games I love to play. I know some DOS commands. But, none of these programs can be found on the H.D.. I downloaded "Powerdesk", still could not find any of the directories I had created, (I even looked for "Hidden" files, no luck)

I hope this explanation is clear. Thank you so much for your assistance,
Joyce Streifel
JStrei6806@aol.com

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 426 Answers

Ok what you want to do is go into safe mode and Re-Restore back to the point before you went all the way back! let me know if you need more help than this

fixya@whypayforhelp.org

~Lee

Posted on May 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

E Machine T3265 running Windows XP. was running fine until a few weeks ago. Starting turning off Windows (power stayed on) and rebooting on it own. Tried restoring system with restore disks. Kept shutting...


Hello friend,
> You CPU is not problem. ya may be you HDD create bade sector. Sec thing you change HDD data and power cable.
> You fresh new windows Install may be solve you problem.
> One time disconnect all cable attach in PC, and proper reconnect all cable. because if power connector lose then again you PC turn of auto.
More Technical Support call TechSupportMart.
Thanks...

Sep 03, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

System restore to factory condition


Since you have already done a full factory restore you might only need to uninstall these programs or to a system restore to a date when you had your computer running with no issues.

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.


scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit


http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7



if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program


and some unnecessary programs


you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections



click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now



click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer



also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/



then defragment your hard drive



adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules


you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible


you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.



Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.



It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.





Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.


Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.


It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Watch the demo (1:00)




this should speed up your computer


To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.


2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.


3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.


4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.

Click the most recent one to view system restore information.


5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.


6.Close all other programs.


7.To start the system restore, click Next.


8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.


hope this helps

Nov 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Why is it taking so long to back up files after installing Compaq recovery discs


it might be taking a long time because you have a lot of programs on your computer

try backing up to a dvd you can fit much more on dvd's
"blue screen" you might be running your computer over its limits by not having enough RAM putting to much strain on the CPU
add more ram or uninstall some unnecessary programs
you might be better of doing a full factory restore then back your computer up to dvd'sfrom there


Restart your computer now as soon as you hit the power button keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key Alt+F10 it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction

(Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
hope this helps you

Feb 14, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

3 Answers

I want to take my acer aspire back to the factory setting but dont have a cd how do i do it


Acer are cheap and they don't provide you with a factory restore disk. You need to make this factory disk yourself. I know how to do this, but it is to much for me to type and here is a really really good reference site for you to visit to get instruction to make your own factory restore disk. After making that restore disc,  pop the disk into your laptop and turn of your laptop and restart and the factory restore program should start, if it should not start then go into your bios menu and have it boot from your Dvd-Rom and save, after full restoration, make sure you turn your boot priority back to where your Os is being installed, exm hard drive.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_4478845_restore-acer-computer-factory-settings.html

Jan 14, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Emachines w3609 computer recovery disk to restore back to factory settings


When you reboot, press Alt + F10 to enter recovery/mode. The backup package is preinstalled on your hard drive.

Jan 04, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Troubleshoot D530 Pentium 4, i get the boot screen, over n over


Run hard drive tests, if HD tests good, and no data to keep, restore os from restore partition with f10. If data needs kept, run a repair installation of os. Run fixboot and fixmbr commands from prompt. Also try sfc/scannow from command prompt.

Nov 21, 2009 | HP Compaq d530 CMT Intel Desktop PC -...

1 Answer

Nothing on desktop aspire t180


If it is new and only a few weeks old, take it back to where you purchased it from as if you want the restore cd's from Acer, they will charge you $20 or $40 plus shipping.
I hope this helps.
Good Luck.

Feb 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Need to help to clean my recovery H disk is coming almost full.


A hard drive is usually partitoned, one hard drive will show up as two. The recovery drive should not be messed with. Don't add files , nor delete files from that drive.

Jan 17, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Recovery disk full and windows explorer keeps feezing


right-click on "My Computer" then select properties, then System restore.

You now have two choices, expand the % disk space to use for the system restore, or Turn off System Restore, which will wipe out all past restore points.

Do the first one, see if everything goes back to normal. if not, then run disk cleaner foundat: start, programs. accessories, systems tools. This should mkae your Operating system speed up a bit by cleaning out temp files and other clutter. Then defrag, also found in the same folder as Disk cleaner. Next, do a search of your entire hard drive for all files ending in .tmp. delete them all. Those steps combined, should speed things up considerably. Only when everything is working fine again should you turn of system restore and then turn it back on again to get everything cleaned out. This last should be a last resort only, when you are running out of Hard drive space.

Jul 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do I restore my Dell desktop computer to the "out of box" condition?


turn pc off with the system cd in the drive and reboot to cd. It will ask if you want to repair or install. Just follow the prompts to do a full reinstall. It will ask if your sure, and that all data on drive will be lost. Click yes and it will uninstall and reinstall everything to factory settings. Then boot the driver cd, and it will let you know what drivers are needed for your pc.
Make sure that your cd drive in bios is the first to start and not the hard drive. You can change that later if you want but I leave the cd drive as first so if there is a problem, I can use the disk to boot from. Also, only leave mouse,keyboard,and monitor plugged in. Unplug printers, scanners, ect:
After that, make sure you do all the update's and have a good antivirus program installed. I use Avast free and love it. Don't run 2 virus program. They will cause a conflick, so if you have one on the disk from the restore,remove it from add/remove first.

Good luck, it's easy to do and much easier that removing some of the virus's out there, and fixing some of the hardware conflicks

Jun 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98762 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14037 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...