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The f10 system restore button doesn't work when you press it the system just bypasse's it

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You try entering safe mode?

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The F10 restore function is set in the MBR of a hard drive. To set the MBR command a free program from terabyteunlimited can be downloaded from the following link:

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads/wp/mbrsetupv2.zip

Once the computer is booted with the floppy created with the previous download, the following command should restore the F10 function:
mbr 0 /install sel 5 10 "Press F10 for the recovery partition"The command assumes you are working on hard drive '0'. The '5' indicates the time in seconds to display the msg and the '10' indicates the function key to use. The restore partition should be the first partition on the hard drive and it should be hidden.

Good Luck

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Reset Acer Aspire X3200 To Factory Setting


Assuming the restore partition is intact, boot the machine and press and hold F10 and ALT at the same time. If the partition is intact, you should be brought to a restore menu and given the option to restore to factory settings. If this doesn't work, you may have corrupted the restore partition and will need disks to install an operating system. If you created Rescue Disks in Vista, simply load the 1st disk and reboot.

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Have an acer aspire 5515 laptop. It will not boot. Tried doing alt-f10 to restore but it does nothing. Did not come with restore disks.


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
or
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things
working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
hope this helps
don

Feb 22, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do i get back to factory setings keep geting


Here are a few things you can do or try

Restart the computer. If you are already in Windows, you can do this from the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second. Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen. From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter. Wait for your desktop to appear, and then make the necessary repairs (for example, uninstall programs or devices). When the repairs are done, restart the computer, and allow it to boot normally.

Alternate:

From the Windows Start menu, click Run. In the Open field, type MSCONFIG and click Ok. On the BOOT.INI tab, check /SAFEBOOT.

Click Restart when prompted.

Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)

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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart


click start all programs accessories scroll to system tools from there you should see a system restore click next a sytem date should open up select the date you want to restore your computer to or if you want a full factory restore or

Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart




Hope this helps don't forget to vote


Feb 21, 2011 | Gateway PC Desktops

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After start up my computer goes to a black screen anyone know what i can do?


Hello

Either you have a memory issue or operating system problem.

First, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Remove the cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).

If still a problem, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.

If you can't access System Restore by Safe Mode, try Offline System Restore:
1. Boot from the DVD
2. Select the Language
3. Click on "Repair your Computer" on the Install now screen
4. Click next on the System Recovery Options screen
5. Click on System Restore.
6. Choose the date to which you want to restore

If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.

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Restore factory settings


Here are the instructions from the user manual (be warned that doing this you will lose all your photos, Word docs, etc.):
1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC
turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the
keyboard, and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on
the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the
normal startup process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and
then follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
Check out the link on HP's site for more info: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bph08796.pdf

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How to do an advent 7113 laptop factory reset, tried pressing f10 at start up but not sure what to do after that


hope this helps
  • There are two ways to start the recovery -
    • Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.
    • In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.
  • The recovery will load and display a box with one option:
    • Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.
    To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.
    • System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.
    • System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.
  • Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.
  • You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.
  • The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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HOW DO I RESERT TO FACTORY SETTING MY DELL DESK TOP


To reset the bios, hit F2 during POST and you can reset the defaults in there.

For Windows, insert your Windows CD/DVD and re-install windows by hitting any key when the prompt comes up and then following the directions on screen. Make sure you use the key on your computer when it asks for it after it reboots.

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I need recovery cd download for acer aspire m1640


There aren't any restore disks because most Acer's have them built-into the hard drive.

Just press SHIFT + F10 when you start the computer.

That should put you into the Acer eRecovery Menu.

If that key combo doesn't work try:

F10
Alt + F10
Fn +F10
ctrl + F10

Let me know which one works, I always seem to forget.

Best of luck!

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System reboot


1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the keyboard,
and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on
the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the
normal startup process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and
then follow those instructions.Please select non destructive recovery which will make all your data safe.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
starting system recovery if the pc is not responding

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Laptop is not able to open windows. mine is HP pavilion dv4000 p/n is EP360 UA#ABA- dv4320us


If the laptop boots up press F10 when F10 is displayed on the lower left of display and ensure that the hard drive is selected for first boot. If Windows still doesn,t boot then put the system restore cd/Windows cd in and boot from that.  If the display has nothing make sure that the brightness is not turned down or connect an external monitor. At this point repost to get more info.

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