I have an Averatec 4100 and I would like to set it back to factory default settings. How do I do that?
You don't say if the system will still boot up, or if the Hard Drive is still intact or what happened that you want to restore to the factory settings.
If the hard drive is still OK, you may be able to restore the original software by pressing f4 repeatedly on a power up reboot, before the Windows system starts loading (a 3200 uses f4 on boot-up to access a hidden partition (D:?) on the hard drive which may contain the original system files and applications. The 4100 may not be the same.)
If you have modified the drivers, you may be able to restore the original drivers by going to "My Computer" icon on the desktop, and right clicking to open the "system devices" menu. There, you can open "properties" for any devices (hardware) that you may have changed, and try to restore to the previous driver.
If you need new (original) drivers, you may download them from:
The user manual for your system is available at:
Other options, such as a recovery CD is available for a small fee at:
http://www.user-guides.co.uk/cddownload/Averatec/Averatec4100/Averatec-4100-Data-Recovery-Boot-Disk-CD-For-Windows-98-548371.html (you have to follow the instructions to download a .iso image file, and burn it to a CD, which may be a challenge for you if you have not done that before).
If these options don't work, or you need help, provide some more information on what happened to your laptop and what is not factory any longer.
Apr 12, 2011 |
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