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I need to perform a complete recovery on my laptop. however any time i try to do anything it freezes up and/or restarts itself....what steps should i take to perform the recovery?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!

This can be done, but remember when you factory reset a computer, all files and pictures you have saved on your computer will be wiped clean and cannot be recovered. This is permanent. I am providing a link for you to follow steps to fully restore your computer the way it was when you bought it. There is also a manual in a link on the page for your Dell 1525 that shows how to restore if you have XP or Vista.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19245630.aspx


I have performed this on other computer models/makes and it may take a few tries, but it does work. Good luck!

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  • 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.
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  3. After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart.
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Step 1:

Open Samsung Recovery Solution 5.3_18_2013_4_30_26_pm.jpg

Step 2:

Once Samsung Recovery Solution 5 loads, click Restore.This display is observed.
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Step 3:

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.
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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Step 4:

Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart the computer to continue. Click OK to restart the computer.
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Step 5:

The computer restarts and Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to click Yes to Delete all data on drive C. Click yes to proceed.

Step 6:

A progress bar appears showing the current transfer speed, the amount of data copied, elapsed time and estimated total time to completion.

Step 7:

After the Complete Restore is complete, Samsung Recovery Solution 5 prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK to restart

Step 8:

After you restart your computer, the restore process is complete.



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URL: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/582490-freezing-during-full-system-restore.html

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