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System restore ok, I do know how to use the system restore action, but, I want to redo my computer to when it was new again. I've done this before by pressing a button before setup. I think it was one of the F's but i dont remember. On the top left of the screen it says 'Setup=F2 Boot menu=F12 I know how to get to the boot menu and it does not have any option to redo my pc.

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    For me I have an eMachine T3508 there's only two options when my computer starts F2 for BIOS thing and F10 for Boot Menu. But I don't know where or how to restore my computer to when it was new again.

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    after about 10mins of not using my computor it will shut itself off I have to press the start bottom on pc and it will start back up but all my settings are already loaded.I,m not sure why it is shutting itself off!!!!??

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    cant restore. or when trying to recover it ask for a disc i dont have. it has a self recovery program in it

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    what keys do i press to reset to factory settings

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    tried to do a system restore but it comes back that it cannot do it and says no changes have been made i want it to return to like it was new in '05

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    what happens when I do a system restore from the f11 option on my emachine

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    I have tried system restore, but it will not restore to any previous restore point. How do I fix this problem?

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    restore to factory

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    what if i cant go to start menu this happened to me after installing IE7 when i launch my computer a message appears telling that there is a problem with windows explorer and it has to stop then all icons on my desktop disappear including start menu i cant get access to my computer i hope u can understand me



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I've just had to restore my Dell Inspiron back to the original Dell setup and was told by Dell support that the same procedure applies for the dimension. Press CTR+F11 together when powering up the PC to access the restore utility,the on-screen instructions are clear and straight forward. This will rebuild your hard drive, from a ghost image in the dell partition, to the same state as when the PC arrived from Dell so you will lose any applications and files loaded since then, make sure you have a backup of any important files etc. before you do this.

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Could i just add that, you may not have system cd that came with your pc, but, most manufacturers, especially in the UK now have a system restore image of your pc on another partition, which brings your pc back to it's original state. In which case make sure you back up any documents and settings to a cd or dvd disc.

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You can reset the computer to the factory defaults by re-installing windows from the disc provided by your manufacturer. Put the Windows CD in the CD drive and reboot the computer. When the computer starts up, hit F12. Then choose to boot the CD-ROM. The Windows Install process will then begin. Follow the the prompts through out the install. When given the choice, choose to erase the current install, erase and reformat the drive, and re-install on a fresh NTFS quick formatted partition. NOTE: Make sure you back up all your data before performing this action, as resetting the computer deletes all files and programs.

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I tried the first solution but my pc kept making a noise I help for about 200 seconds

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If you just want to restore your system to a previous state, when the system was good then i prefer you to use windows system restore. go to Start-All Programs-Accesories-System tools-System Restore then you can choose to which state you wanted to reverse your system to. but if you want a new / clean installation of your system than you should do as the other solution.

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