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Y do u wish to do that my friend? The only thing u can do is load default BIOS setting.

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Remove battery for a couple of minutes re insert.Bingo.

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I need to factory reset my computer, I am the administrator of the computer my password has been working and all of a sudden it quit, don't know it or it's messed up so i need to reset the computer wi


There are multiple ways to reset the administrative password, some requiring more PC familiarity than others. I don't know what you are running, XP or 7 on this 2011 notebook but the below may help in either case.

If your computer is part of a network, the systems administrator can change the password without knowing the prior password.

If there is a 2nd administrator account on the computer and you know the password of that account, you can use it to change the password. See: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/I-FORGOT-MY-ADMINISTRATOR-PASSWORD/td-p/247032

You might be lucky enough to discover that even though you have had an administrative account with a password, you might also have one that does not have a password! To check for this, at the login screen press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice. Type is Administrator as a user name and leave the password blank and hit enter. You can then go to Control Panel's User Accounts and reset your password from there.

If none of the above applies and you have access to another computer, you can use a password reset disc that you have to burn such as http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ or by folllowing process in Hiren's Boot CD (google for that). The pogostick should work with XP or Windows 7. A user on the HP link advises you to enter a wrong password and only after you are prompted to reset the password do you insert the password reset disk and click a link.

The point is that you may not have to go to a factory reset if you can simply reset the password. Read through the HP link I provided and you may find just what fits your situation.

If you discover your computer has enough problems that you need to indeed go back to factory defaults, let us hope that at least XP SP3 was installed at the factory when it was released. If you get to the recovery console by pressing F10 (for the XP) repeatedly or F11 (possibly for Windows 7), you may be able to make use of system restore rather than a destructive factory reset which would wipe your data. Hope this helps.





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Password lost how do i reset pc to factory


Use the windows 7 reinstall disk that came with your computer...or return it to its owner and go buy yourself your own PC and stop stealing jk...

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How do i reset my lenovo desktop to factory setting


If your Lenovo desktop is pre-installed with Windows operational system, press one-key reset key when your laptop is power off. Or press Shift + B to come back to factory setting instantly when Lenovo desktop is open.

Or press F2 when your Lenovo desktop is powering on. Few seconds later, a dialog pops up with several options, one-key reset and reset factory setting. Follow the operation wizard to reset factory setting is OK.

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Reset sony vio pcv f11m to factory settings


Sony desktop computers can be placed into factory restore mode by shutting them completely down, and then pressing the VAIO Assist button to turn it back on. Follow the on-screen menu to get to the restore mode that resets to factory state.

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Need to reset my acer computer to factory settings.


Hi! Try system restore first and check if that will remove the virus but if not then you can reset the machine to factory defaults by pressing ALT+F10 during start up or when the acer logo appears on your screen.Follow the prompts and you should be able to reset the computer to factory image.Make sure you back up important files because it will wipe the system clean.hope this helps...

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How do i reset my e-machine that didnt come with a cd?


If you want to reset your computer to factory defaults, reset it, when the computer starts to reboot press either F8 or F10 or F12 repeatedly until you see a screen. Go to "Restore Computer" and you'll have options to choose, pick "Restore to Factory Defaults"

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How to reset my compaq computer back to the factory setting


Reset your operating system software (Windows XP..)to Compaq factory setting : restarting your computer. Hold down F10 key, your computer will go into recovery software provided windows recovery was preloaded into your hard disk during installation.
Follow on screen instruction.

If it your Bios you want to restore to factory setting, restarting your computer hold F1 key, entering BIOS set up. Look and press the key assigned "Default Loading" save change and exit Bios set up.
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Factory reset


factory reset means the computer will be reset to original settings losing all programs and data you installed.
make sure this is what you want to do and you need the original disks from your computer

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