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Can i restore my asus X5DC notebook to factory settings without a recovery cd as i have my computer is saying i am infected with spyware and it wont work???

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Without the CDs, no, not usually.
Sometimes a machine will have a partition on the hard drive which contains the recovery information to restore the machine but I have seen this very often. If your machine is lucky to be like this you will see a prompt to hit a key at boot up which will boot you into a menu to restore your machine. This is not to be confused with the BIOS (motherboard settings, usually F2 at boot) menu or the Windows boot menu (F8 before the windows logo appears).

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System Restore allows you to set your computer back to a point an time when it was running ok by allowing you to select a Restore Point (date and time). System Restore does not delete your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore point you selected). Click Start/Program/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.

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Get onlineand got to In the google search box type: "ASUSSupport" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Look for Manuals and search them for System Recovery or Restore Factory Settings.
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I'm unsure if i need a restore cd to restore my notebook back to factory settings can someone please help me

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You dont need to use the recovery disk. The machine has a built in recovery partition. Unless you re-partion the HD. Re-partitioning the HD will destroy the restore partiotion. Here's the procedure for the restore factory state:

Restart your computer and press F9 key when the computer is starting up. On some computer you can press the F4 key and you will be able to activate the partition that is set inactive. After that your computer will restart and you can restore the system as you like. Have a good one!

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My asus 1001ha is infected with viruses & wont do anything how do i restore to factory settings?

If it is a bad virus that won't let you do anything on the computer, follow the instructions on this link. If you can install programs on your computer, follow only steps 7 and 8 from the above link.

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On some computers, there is software that lets you burn your own CD/DVDs that can then be used to reinstall Windows. Have 4 or 5 "blank" DVD disks, or 8 to 10 "blank" CD disks, before you run this software.

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