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Advent 5401 i have done this but i wanted to restore it back to the factory settings and i only have a upgrade cd it would be very help full if anybody knew where i can get a recovery cd or dvd

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    ok thank you for that it seems like the only thing i can do

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If you speak to Currys, they can give you the number for the techguys who can send out recovery disks. think its about £35 though

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Greetings,

You either have to start with the original installation disc then use the upgrade disc that you have

or

You will need to purchase an installation disc

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
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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

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How do you Reboot a computer back to factory setting


Instructions Things You'll Need:
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    How To Use the Restore Factory Setting CD
  1. Step 1 Make sure to transfer all of the files you want to keep to a USB memory stick or burn to a CD.
  2. Step 2 Put the "Restore Factory Setting CD" into the CD drive. This CD was packaged with your computer.
  3. Step 3 Confirm you want to restore the factory settings. The computer will begin restoring all settings. Don't disturb your computer, as this process can take several hours. .
  4. Step 4 Reboot the computer to complete the process.
  5. How to Reboot Using the Computer Start-Up
  6. Step 1 Turn on your computer. Right away there will be a black screen. You can restore factory settings without a CD, too. This will reset your BIOS.
  7. Step 2 Press "F1" when the black screen appears to enter the setup configuration mode. You will be presented with a menu.
  8. Step 3 Select "Restore Factory Defaults." That's it. Your computer will do all the work for you. Like the CD, this process may take several hours.

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Complete restore to factory settings


why its not reading those disks is because the system is still there. To put it back to factory you will have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the win operating system it came with. Any updates to the Win xp you have wont allow going back to begining as if it were a factory fresh/ or factory referb.

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Dimension 4600 won't reset to factory settings


These model dells came with a recovery cd rather than a partition. You will need to call dell and have them send you a recovery cd and then use that disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Restore old hp to factory settings


Restart and when you see HP logo on boot press F11.
If it's not opening Restore Option screen, you'll need to get restore CDs from HP.
Otherwise, just use any regular XP or Vista CD to format and install OS.

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Dimension 4600 won't reset to factory settings


First, if you have any data on the machine you want, I'd back it up to a USB flash/thumb drive.
Then, assuming you purchased the machine new, you should have the maroon/silver "Recovery Disk". Pop that in the CD, and restart the machine. Press F12 to select BOOT OPTIONS. Select CD Hit Enter. This should start the Dell Recovery process. If you do not have the Rec. CD, contact Dell. They should be able to provide you the org. software - for a small fee of course.

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Want to restore pc to factory settings


If it is a HP desktop,.
Press the F11 key on your keyboard as soon as your turn on your desktop
Continue pressing F11 every 2 seconds until you see the HP Recovery Manager window.
Then select Full Recovery on the menu.
Just follow the prompts and your unit will be restored back to factory default.

If this is a newer desktop this should work.

If it's an older PC, you may need the recovery cd's. Which can be ordered from HP.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Advent 5401


Is itunes the only program that won't burn discs? Try WMP. Also you can actually authorize up to 5 computers for your iTunes account so as long as you do that you wont lose your stuff

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Emachine W3507----upgraded to windows vista----I want to do a full system restore


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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