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I need to reset computer with windows xp pro back to original settings, but dont have recovery cd, restore did not fix problem, how do I reset to factory settings? thank you

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  • Lee Edwards May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of the system?

  • Enrique Barrios May 11, 2010

    Hi.

    What do you mean for factory settings ? Clean install like ?

    If you are having a specific problem i suggest you to post it.

    If you are having Multiple problems and your computer became slow and crashes often , the best solution is a clean install.



    In any case post the problem clearly and i'll do my best to help you.



    Regards.

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We have an emachine with xp proffesinal we installed nortons on it because our old subcription went out now it is stuck i can not get in the operation screen so we went into safe mode and it still would not let us in the operating system and we do not have a back up disk so can we fix it contact info 936-634-7793 ext.229

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When you restore your system back to the new factory settings, it will wipe your hard drive clean and do a fresh install of the operating system with the original factory setting.


To start this process, unplug all extra devices from your computer

(printers, external hard drives, etc.) as these can interfere with the system restore.


Starting with Windows XP, most systems with issued a system recovery disk in case of any problems with the factory installation.


Check the documentation and disks that came with your computer to determine if you have one of these system disks.


If you do have a copy of this disk, place it in your CD/DVD drive and restart your computer.

If you do NOT have a copy of this disc, skip to step 3 for further instructions.


Once you restart your computer, a screen will appear with the words.

Press Any Key to Boot From CD. Once you press a key, a screen will come up containing instructions to format your hard drive and restore the original factory settings.


Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation.

Once the restore is complete, remove your Recovery CD from the disk drive so that your computer does not try to boot from the CD again.


Restart your computer to complete the restore.


3. If you do not have a System Restore disk, then your computer should have a recovery partition on your hard drive, separate from the main partition of the disk.


Unplug all external devices and restart your computer.

When the loading screen comes on with the Windows logo, press Alt+F10 together five times.


This will bring up the system restore menu.

Follow the on-screen prompts to restore your computer back to the factory settings


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My daughters computer is a dell latitude D610 notebook running Windows XP.....when powering up XP starts to load and then goes to a blank blue screen....Is there a restore disc or something i can download...


Hi. I provided you a link where to download the restore disk. Once you have downloaded the restore disk, here's the instruction on how to use the disk.

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