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Is this win xp based and if you have tried the windows restore option and it did not work u need a xp startup disk you can download it from and insert the disk and restart the computer once restarted you will be asked to press any key this will be about 4 times than you will be warned that the computer will be restored to the original manufacture condition and that any information will be lost than press yes to continue with the partition load when this is complete your computer will be restored to original manufacture condition

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Want to restore acer aspire one back to out of box state

Resetting the Acer Aspire One will remove all of the files on the drive, so back up any critical data before restoring the computer.
1. Click "Start ' All Programs ' Acer Empowering Technology." Click "Acer eRecovery Management."
2. Click "Restore" and select "Restore System to Factory Default." The computer will restart and boot into the recovery utility.
3. Click "Yes" when prompted. Click "Yes" again to revert the Acer Aspire One to its factory state.

Jul 04, 2017 | Acer Computers & Internet


Restore Windows XP to Previous Working State

You can recover the windows critical components and return your computer to earlier state without loss of personal data using windows XP built-in system restore feature. With new programs being installed, viruses infecting and spy ware creates problem in your browsers it is not unusual for your computer to suddenly stop behaving correctly. So you can perform the windows recovery process and return your computer to earlier state within a minute.
Follow the given steps to run System Restore wizard:
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights:

  • First click on Start button.
    >>All programs.
    >>System Tools.
    >>Then click on System Restore.

Now a "Welcome to System Restore" wizard will start, first read the detail instruction on left side of the page.


On right side of the page, click on "Restore my computer to an earlier time" check box under "To begin, select the task that you want to perform" area and then click on Next button


On the "Select a Restore Point" page, click on bold date option, but try to use a restore date as close as possible to a time just before the problem started then click on Next button


Now a next page will appear with title "Confirm Restore Point Selection", to restore your computer to this date and time then click on Next button to start the restore process.


Now system restore process recover the previous windows settings and your computer
will restart with "Restoration Complete" message, click Ok button to finish the process.

on Jun 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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System recovery boot

The Acer Aspire line of netbooks have two methods to restore the computer to a working state: System Restore, an application included with Windows, or Acer eRecovery Management, a proprietary application that is packaged with Acer PCs.

If errors appear when running Windows, or if the computer begins to behave strangely, first run System Restore to determine whether reverting the PC to a previous state fixes the problem.
If the problem remains unresolved, or worsens, you can use Acer eRecovery Management to format the hard drive and reload the Acer Aspire netbook to its factory state.

Navigate to the "Start" menu. Select the "Control Panel."
Type "restore" into the Search box.
Press "Enter" then select "Restore Your Computer to an Earlier Time" from below the "Action Center."
Click "Open System Restore."
Click "Next" on the "Restore System Files and Settings" screen.

Select a restore point that was created when the computer was functioning properly. Click "Next," then click "Finish."
Click "Yes" to confirm.
Windows will perform a system recovery on the Acer Aspire One.

Acer eRecovery Management

Turn on the Acer netbook. Hold down the "Alt" and "F10" buttons simultaneously on the boot screen to load Acer eRecovery Management from the recovery partition.

Select "Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults" from the options.

Click "Next" to recover the system to its original state.

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Jul 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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I want to reboot my dell 1505 inspiron laptop to factory specs. Please help.

Note: restoring your computer to its original factory settings will clear most of the data off of your hard drive, including personal files. Be sure to back up what you need.

Some computers ship without a system restore, but your computer more than likely has it.
To restore your computer to its original state, do the following:
- Make sure your computer is powered off.
- Turn on your computer, and hold the 'Ctrl' key and the 'F11' key at the same time
- When the menu appears, select 'restore'
- If your computer does not have system restore, you will not be able to / not see restore
- Confirm that you wish to restore your computer
- Your system will be reset to its original state
- When finished, select 'finish' to reboot the computer

You will have to go though some of the menus that you did when you originally had your computer. Your computer should finish restoring after these menus.

Mar 30, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Hi can you help please,, My laptop has blank screen with a little white flashing line in top corner ??? Any ideas.

Welcome to Fixya

This means that windows is already corrupted. Possible cause would be virus issue, recent software installation or windows data corruption. You can still use your computer by restoring it to the origincal facotry state. Turn off the computer and press the small button right beside the power button. It will restore your computer back to original factory state.

Please take note that restoring the computer back to the factory state will delete everything inside the computer. The result would be like you open the computer out from the box.

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Jan 15, 2011 | Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312BU Notebook

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If you want to restore the computer to its original state, these instructions are available from the DELL website:

Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.
To use PC Restore:
  1. Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with appears at the top of the screen.
  1. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.

If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the computer again.
notice.gif NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
  1. On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

  2. On the next screen, click Confirm.

The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.
  1. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

note.gif NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
  1. When prompted, click Yes.

The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the computer was turned on.
  1. Click Next.

The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
After the computer restarts, click OK.

Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Windows XP Restore

ther is no restore point

Jan 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Backup DHCP,AD of win 2000 .

How To Use the Backup Program to Back Up and Restore the System State in Windows 2000 var sectionFilter = "type != 'notice' && type != 'securedata' && type != 'querywords'"; var tocArrow = "/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif"; var depthLimit = 10; var depth3Limit = 10; var depth4Limit = 5; var depth5Limit = 3; var tocEntryMinimum = 1; .toc{display: none;} SUMMARY loadTOCNode(1, 'summary'); This article describes how you can optionally back up the system state in the Windows 2000 Backup program to back up and restore critical system data. When you choose to back up the system state on a domain controller, the following items are included: • Active Directory (NTDS) • The boot files • The COM+ class registration database • The registry • The system volume (SYSVOL)When you back up the system state on a non-domain controller, the following items are included: • The Boot file • The COM+ class registration database • The registryWhen you back up a member server or domain controller with Certificate Server installed, the following additional item is also included: • Certificate ServerWindows 2000 Backup can back up and restore Active Directory on Windows 2000 domain controllers. You can perform a backup operation while the domain controller is online. You can perform a restore operation only when the domain controller is booted into Directory Services Restore mode (by pressing the F8 key when the server is booting).

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How to Back Up the System State on a Domain Controller loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); 1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup. 2. Click the Backup tab. 3. Click to select the System State check box. (All of the components to be backed up are listed in the right pane. You cannot individually select each item.)

NOTE: During the system state backup, you must select to back up the Winnt\Sysvol folder. You must also select this option during the restore operation to have a working sysvol after the recovery.The following information applies only to domain controllers. You can restore member servers the same way, but in normal mode.

If any of the following conditions are not met, the system state is not restored. Backup attempts to restore the system state, but does not succeed. • The drive letter on which the %SystemRoot% folder is located must be the same as when it was backed up. • The %SystemRoot% folder must be the same folder as when it was backed up. • If sysvol or other Active Directory databases were located on another volume, they must exist and have the same drive letters also. The size of the volume does not matter. uparrow.gifBack to the top
How to Restore the System State on a Domain Controller loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); 1. To restore the system state on a domain controller, first start the computer in Directory Services Restore Mode. To do so, restart the computer and press the F8 key when you see the Boot menu. 2. Choose Directory Services Restore Mode. 3. Choose the Windows 2000 installation you are going to recover, and then press ENTER. 4. At the logon prompt, supply the Directory Services Restore mode credentials you supplied during the Dcpromo.exe process. 5. Click OK to acknowledge that you are using Safe mode. 6. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup. 7. Click the Restore tab. 8. Click the appropriate backup media and the system state to restore.

NOTE: During the restore operation, the Winnt\Sysvol folder must also be selected to be restored to have a working sysvol after the recovery process. Be sure that the advanced option to restore "junction points and data" is also selected prior to the restore. This ensures that sysvol junction points are re-created. 9. In the Restore Files to box, click Original Location.

NOTE: When you choose to restore a file to an alternative location or to a single file, not all system state data is restored. These options are used mostly for boot files or registry keys. 10. Click Start Restore. 11. After the restore process is finished, restart the computer.

Dec 02, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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