Emachine W3507----upgraded to windows vista----I want to do a full system restore
OK I have an e-machine w3507 that is about two years old. I got a free upgrade to windows vista, I want to do a full system recovery but I do not have a recovery CD. I don't want to go back to XP I just want to go back to when I loaded vista onto my PC. Any suggestions please.
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Most package systems like that will partition the hard drive and place the recovery image on the smaller partition of the drive. I don't know about this specific system/model, but I'd bet that is the case, and explains why you have no Recovery CD. Now, you need to understand that if you restore that image, it will be what the system had in place when you bought it two years ago. So, BACK UP YOUR DATA!! You will lose everything you have done for the last two years.
Now, having upgraded to Vista, there is no way to downgrade from Vista and end up with the XP you had before. You're going to have to format and start over. Did your computer come with a CD that allows you to boot and access the recovery partition on your hard drive?
Normally on systems like yours, you are prompted to create a restore disk when you first fire the system up. Did that happen with you? Did you create one?
Perhaps check this article on eldergeek: http://www.theeldergeek.com/re-enable_system_restore.htm
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable VGA mode Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only) Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally Reboot Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. 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. or
It is possible for the Windows operating system on your eMachines computer to have a critical failure. If the operating system on your eMachines computer is failing, you can use your recovery discs to restore your computer. Recovery discs come with your purchase of an eMachine, and contain your operating system and all your basic drivers. You can recover your eMachines W series in about an hour.
Turn off your computer and press "F8" to enter the BIOS menu. Tab over to the "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Order" menu. Move your optical drive to the top of the list. Press "F11" to exit and save changes. Insert your recovery disc into your optical drive, then restart your computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Select the "Full Recovery" option from your recovery disc menu. Allow the recovery procedure to complete. Hope this helps.
Here is the Minimum Requirment to play the game. I guess you need a Graphic Card to play the game properly. REQUIREMENTSMINIMUMRECOMMENDED
Windows XP or better
Pentium 3 - 1GHz+
Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz+
GeForce 2 MX
GeForce FX 5600 or better
Version 9.0C or later
Version 9.0C or later
HARD DISK SPACE
Without knowing the system/hardware configuration and softwares installed on your computer/emachine, it's not possible to assume which is the root of the problem. If you haven't upgraded the memory, i would suggest you to do it upto 2gb. Windows xp would run fine with adobe premiere and adobe photoshop, windows media player should not be having any problem if you are upto date with the codecs. Please also check the virtual memory and make it double the memory installed on your system. Uninstall unnecessary programs/applications, it's also important to run system registry cleaning everyday or every alternate day. I would suggest you to run a defragmentation every week so that there's no fragmented files. Run an full antivirus scan using an updated antivirus every possible days.
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The motherboard is a Socket 775 board originally manufactured by Elite Group (better known as ECS). When placed into this E-Machine, very few changes were actually made to the retail version of the 945G-M3 motherboard. This motherboard was built with upgrading in mind. It supports almost every Celeron D, Pentium 4 and Pentium D processor on the market.
Does not seem to be one available,art least not from the website.
Have you tried a restore to the earliest date?
There is a contact phone number on theire website.
Another option is to purchase an Win Xp disk.