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I need to restore my computer to the factory setting but I do not have the restore cd. How do I go about doing that

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If it's a newer computer, there is a recovery partition you can boot to by hitting F11 during system boot. But you can also order a replacement Reinstallation CD direct from HP/Compaq by calling HP TotalCare at 1-800-474-6836. You can also contact their parts department directly at 1-800-277-8164.

The cost is nominal for them to ship out a new CD, under $40 anyway. Depending on the problem sometimes they'll ship out a new set free of charge.

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You can use the Restore CD that came with the computer. The eMachines restore disk sets your PC back to factory settings with the original operating system and programs that were shipped with the computer. Doing so resolves many problems that can arise from long-term computer use, viruses, or the operating system slowing down.


1. To do a factory restore insert the restore CD then reboot the computer. When prompted, press any key to boot from the CD.


2. Select the option to "Reformat the drive to factory settings."

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system and original software that came with your computer.

4. Once the Restore finishes, you can re-install all the programs that you added to the computer as well as restore your files.


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  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.
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  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.
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Otherwise, you will have to request a set from the computer dealer. There are other ways, but they are a bit tedious.

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