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After system restore problems

Heres what happened I did a system restore where you pick to set the computer to a later date. I also did the system recovery with the CD/DVD disk that emachines gave me with the computer which is D3107 model. Anyways none of the above things set my computer back to the way it was. So I did another system recovery except I did the destructive and I knew it would delete my user created files but it also deleted microsft works, the dvd player and video controller(vga), PCI stuff, basically everything that came with the computer except solitare, adobe, and other files like disk configuration and word pad. I also cant use the media player. So how can I change to computer back to the way It was when I bought it?

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The only way this can be done is if you use the system discs that you have supplied from e machines, but back up all documents as it will format the drive. Insert the first dvd and leave it in the drive and restart your system, but as it's booting press either F2 or Del and you will get the bios screen, go to advanced menu and select your cdrom as first boot device, save settings and exit. The sytem will reboot and prompt you to press enter to start with cd, and follow your disc instructions.

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