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My computer was doing a windows update it shut off half way through now it wont boot up its vista how can i restore it to original factory setting cause the restore feature doesn t work on it now i ve tried f9 to go to the restore option but nothing happens and it came with no boot cd

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F9 isn't the key you want to press, when your computer is booting up, you want to spam the F8 key. This will bring you to the Advanced System Option menu. From here you can either try logging into Safe Mode and performing a System Restore, or you can choose Directory Services Restore Mode.
If that doesn't correct the problem, put your Windows Vista DVD into your computer, go into the BIOS and enable your computer to boot from the DVD.

If you aren't sure how to set this up properly, I would suggest calling a friend who does, or bring the computer to a service technician. Setting something incorrectly in the BIOS Menu can severely damage your computer.

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