How to Reset Computers to Factory Settings

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There is nothing more frustrating than your trusty computer doing things it is not supposed to. For example, error messages pop up from nowhere, and Microsoft files that came with the computer just disappear.

Viruses are one common reason for such strange behavior. Power spikes can also cause problems in your operating system. Even regular Windows updates can cause issues you never had before. But there's a way you can fix these problems for free.

System Restore or System Recovery?

It is important to know the difference between "system restore" and "system recovery."

"System restore," that is, restoring your system to a previous date when the computer worked fine, may do the trick and get rid of your problems. To do a system restore, click "Start," click "Help and Support," and under "Pick a Task," click "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore." Follow the instructions in the wizard.

Using Windows System Restore

A more radical remedy may be required when your hard drive will not boot up, or when you can't get the computer to navigate through the windows you need for a restore-point reset. This radical resetting of the computer is called a system recovery (not a system restore). It will put your computer back to factory settings. You should lose your current problems, but you will also lose any files you had, including pictures, music, and documents.

This is how system recovery works. Each computer manufacturer has a special key you have to hit right when you power on the computer.

Special "System Recovery" Keys

Make
Key
HP and Compaq desktops
F10
eMachine, Gateway PC
F11
Toshiba laptop
F12
Sony PC
F10
IBM, Lenovo
F11
If you are sure you want to return your computer to factory settings, this is the key you tap while starting up.

So—if you are sure you want to return your computer to the state in which it left the factory—power the computer off, and then power it back on while tapping the appropriate key (e.g. F10) until a screen pops up asking if you want to do a system recovery. Note: it may ask you if you want to do a "system restore," but be warned; if you are tapping this magic key, the dialogue box is most likely referring to what we are calling "system recovery"—a recovery to the factory state, minus all your data. Once this "system recovery" dialogue window opens, stop tapping the special key and just follow the instructions. Some older computers may ask you for the restore discs you got when you bought the computer, so have those ready. Most newer computers do not need restore discs.

The whole system restore could take two or three hours. When done, reboot your computer, and it should be like-new and speedy again.

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pylos26 8 years ago from America

hi mo...thanks for the tips...very helpful...i'm giving you a thumbs up for a good hub...pylos26


taco 7 years ago

Mo, for COMPAQ laptops (ancient versions), reboot key is F8


opalship 7 years ago

Toshiba 6100 giving me the blues right out of the box.

Much appreciate assist if it works.

HAve a great weekend.

JM


ARLEY 7 years ago

FOR DELL IT IS F8


svict4 7 years ago

Acer use F10


vince 7 years ago

f-10 does not work on my HP. it just continues on to the XP loading screen.


SHIKHAR 6 years ago

THX MAN...


Jaquan 6 years ago

For acer its not f10... its ALT + f10


CHANDAN 6 years ago

Thank's....

This is very useful


andre 6 years ago

I have an Old computer, Packard Bell iGo 4000 and I need to restore it to factory settings, the disc for the laptop no longer works (due to some of the files being corrupt)

Does anyone know any other way I can restore the laptop to factory settings, or where I can get another disc?


Ulka 6 years ago

ASUS = F9 as far as i know


NG 6 years ago

It worked......so happy....thanks


ram 6 years ago

what is the key for fujitsu siemens

plz help!


dreak 6 years ago

what 2 do if your computer does not have restore point (((RECOVERY)))


COLLINS 6 years ago

I AM NOW INFORMED

THANKS


jorr14 6 years ago

Thanks moe they wanted to charge me 300$ for what i just learned in 1 minute......


richard  6 years ago

i have a toshiba satellite L350-170 and need to rebbot to factory settings, can anybody help ?? i have done f12 but it takes me to a blue screen and i don't know where to go from there as there is no options to reboot???


Her 6 years ago

Good info.


Neil 6 years ago

Anyone know what it is for an Advent?


Jiggyman 6 years ago

What is it for Dell


Olivia 6 years ago

What is it for older Dell Lap tops. Thanks


Blake  6 years ago

Hi Mo My Compaq 5000 Isn't Working When I Press F8 It Say Directory Restore Modes When I Press It. It Does Nothing?? How Do I Restore It To Factory Settings??


mustafa 6 years ago

what is it for samsung


Dallas 6 years ago

i have an IBM, i pressed F11. nothing happened? is that the wrong key? If yes, what's the right key?


De Andra 6 years ago

I have a question, If I do this, will it install the drivers I have back for it?, I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947


Don Rogers 6 years ago

looks good did not see sony


lindsay 6 years ago

i have an emachine windows vista. i forgot the password to recover it. what do i do?


nickwhen  6 years ago

When I tried sharing this hub via e-mail nothing happened; the e-mail did not get sent. Can you explain why not? I am not a member nor did I sign in or register. Did that matter?


Gurvinder 6 years ago

f-10 does not work on my HP. it just continues on to the XP loading screen.

Please send me e-mail if any one have any idea topaji@hotmail.com

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Derek 6 years ago

I have a compaq windows XP and f10 doesn't work. it says on start up f10=system recovey and i keep pushing it and it just continues to the loading screen if you can help me please e-mail me at lilderekjenkins@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Derek


Cicily 6 years ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

There are so many idiots posting online how to reset my comp to factory settings. talk about a headache. my comp did EXACTLY what you said it'd do when I pressed the button. Thank you!


Charlene 6 years ago

@Lindsay. I have the same problem Lindsay. I think system recovery would be best.


ricardo 6 years ago

f10 didn't work for me either:(


yolonda watson 6 years ago

how to reset my computer


beth 6 years ago

I have a toshiba satellite L355-s7915 and none of the tricks listed have worked for me what else can I try to make my computer come on


Trish432 6 years ago

For Beth.

Toshiba restore.

1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.


ben 6 years ago

My compaq, I'm not sure what model it is, had F11 as the factory recovery button, not F10


Marty 6 years ago

I had the same Internet connection problems, where I could connect to my home router but not to the Internet. My MAC could connect so I used it to search for a solution. After searching the Internet for way too many hours I finally found this information and YES it worked. I now have my pc back. Thank You Thank You!!! My pc is a Toshiba Satellite running VISTA.


serg 6 years ago

hi there, i have IBM and when i press f11 did not do anything, it just went to the windows xp screen, pleasesend me a message, to thegrandhuevo_cvz@hotmail.com if you have any other methods to restore to factory settingsmy IBM


vishal parate 6 years ago

i have lenovo s10 netbook

i have deleted recovery partition and i want to bring my pc to factory state

plz help me out my email addr vishalparate.2009@rediff.com


Manny 6 years ago

How do u restore msi


Ben 6 years ago

I have an HP G62 Windows 7, whenever I press anything it comes to a blue screen with a white light beaming across it, and pauses for hours on end, the only thing that 'works' is start up repair, which tells me i have disk errors and it could take over an hour to complete, I left it on overnight on three occasions and it hasn't worked, any help is appreciated!?


lj 6 years ago

worked thanks


vzzoom 6 years ago

thanks you saved my lenovo!


Senji_Q 6 years ago

That was really usefull ( used the "For Beth" bit and it worked out well.


pinkygirl 5 years ago

i want to know how to recover my packard bell?? plzz i need helpp


pinkygirl 5 years ago

i want to know how to recover my packard bell?? plzz i need helpp


Holi 5 years ago

Does anybody know about msi? I'v restored the settings before but I can't remember how to do it. I tried f8 and repair computer option but it is not working.


Michelle 5 years ago

I have a compaq. i NEED to set it to factory settings. i don't have a cd for my computer, ive tried every button there is to try, and ive tried to set it to an earlier date and still nothing is working. What do i do?? It for an 8 year old boy for christmas we need to get it fixed in a hurry. please and thanks for the help.


svict4 5 years ago

@Michelle well ima bit late for christmas, but reformatting everything will do the trick - i won't go into the 'how to' here - its usually pretty risky for the inexperienced - go talk to ur local PC guy and tell him to reformat and restore


svict4 5 years ago

I have also found a website with a list of key combinations... http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/07/06/comprehen...

Acer (Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos): Press [F2] or [Del] Immediately After Power Up

Acer (Altos 600 Server): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [F1] During Boot (for Advanced Options)

Acer (Older PC): Press [F1] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] to Access BIOS

AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS): Press [Delete] During Boot

AMI

AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS) – Old Version: Press [F1] or [F2] During Boot

Award BIOS (AwardBIOS): Press [Del] After Powering Up Computer

Award BIOS (AwardBIOS) – Old Version : Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] During Boot

ALR: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] During Boot

ARI: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] During Boot

AST Advantage: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] During Boot

Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable): Press [F10] When Blinking Cursor Jumps To Top Right Corner of Screen

Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable): Press [F10] When Logo Screen Is Displayed

Compaq (Older Computers): Press [F1], [F2], [F10], or [Del] Key

Cybermax: Press [Esc] Key

Dell (XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro): Press F2 When Dell Logo Is Displayed Until “Entering Setup” Appears

Dell (Older 486 Models): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Enter] During Boot

Dell (Some Models): Press Reset Button Twice (i.e. Power Reset Button)

Dell Dimension L566cx System: Press [Del]

Dell (Older Laptop Models) : Press [Fn]+[Esc] or [Fn]+[F1]

DTK (Datatech Enterprises): Press [Esc] Key Right After Powering On the PC.

EISA Computer: Press the Reset button on the Front of the Computer, then Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] immediately when the memory count begins or Press [Crtl]+[Alt]+[S].

eMachines (eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series): Press [Tab] or [Del] During Boot

eMachine (Some Older Computers): Press [F2]

Fujitsu (LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower): Press [F2] When Fujitsu Logo Is Appearing.

Gateway Using Phoenix BIOS (DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro): Press [F1]

Gateway (Some Older PCs): Press [F2]

Hewlett-Parkard (HP Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet): Press [F1] Upon Startup or Bootup

Hewlett-Parkard (HP Alternative): Press [F2] or [Esc]

Hewlett-Parkard (HP) Tablet PC: Press [F10] or [F12]

IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Early Models): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] When Cursor Is At Upper-Right Corner of Screen

IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Later Models): Press and Hold [F1] When Powering Up Laptop

IBM ThinkPad using Phoenix BIOS: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F11] from DOS Prompt

IBM PS/1 (Late Models), PS/ValuePoint and 330s: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[?]

IBM PS/2 with Reference Partition: Press [Insert] During Boot

IBM PS/2: Press [Ctrl]+[Ins] When Pointer Is At Top Right of Screen

IBM PS/2: Need Reference Disk and ADF Disk for Setup

IBM PS/2 75 and 90: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[?]

IBM (PC, XT, AT): Press [F1] Immediately On Powering On the Computer

IBM (Older Computers or Notebooks): Press [F2]

Lenovo (ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation): Press [F1] or [F2] on Boot Up

Lenovo (Older Products): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F3], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] or [Fn]+[F1].

Microid Research MR BIOS: Press [F1]

Micron (MPC Computers ClientPro, TransPort): Press [F1], [F2] or [Del] On Startup

NEC (PowerMate, Versa, W-Series): Press [F2] During Boot

NEC Versa Notebook: Press and Hold Down [F1] Upon Startup or Bootup

Olivetti PC Pro: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Shift]+[Del](in Num Pad) During Boot

Packard Bell (8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme): Press [F1], [F2], or [Del].

Packard Bell (Early 386 and 486 Dodels): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[S] Sequence

Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS): Press [Del] During Power On Self-Test

Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS) – Old Version: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[S], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] or [Ctrl]+[S] During Power On Boot Self-Test Right After Startup

Sharp (Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite): Press [F2] On Computer Starts

Sharp (Old PCs): Require Setup Diagnostics Disk to Access BIOS

Shuttle (Glamor G-Series, D’vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance): Press [F2] or [Del] on System Startup

Sony (VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series): Press [F1], [F2] or [F3] After Turning On the Computer

Sony Vaio 320 Series: Press [F2] During Boot

Tandon 386: press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]

Tandon: press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]

Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra): Press [Esc] During Boot

Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra with Phoenix BIOS): Press [F1] during Boot

Zenith, Phoenix: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] During Boot


chickypoo9 5 years ago

i have a HP c8300f pc with windows vista and i have no idea how to reset the thing. it freezes and shuts off, its like it has a mind of its own. if anyone can help me id be very thankful. thanks in advance.l


Grumpy 5 years ago

a Dell is CTRL-F11


Amanda 5 years ago

Hi I have an ACER Laptop - with Windows VISA - I need to do a system restore or recovery! I can bring up the restore command when I press (ALT + F10) BUT there is no restore point! I am given just EXIT in blue, the other restore and recovery are not an option to pick from; even though I can see them. Is there another way to do a system restore or System Recovery?


Jane 5 years ago

I forgot how to do the factory reset on my laptop which is Emachines E627. I thought it was press either FN and F11 or Alt and F11 repeatidly. Please help me if you can! Thanks in advance.

Janiepooh23@yahoo.com


Cdog 5 years ago

What if I have system restore turned off and I can get it turn on but won't go pass the profile homepage?


Nell  5 years ago

I have a abs how do I get it to factory setting?

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TechLuvr251 5 years ago

Thanks My dell Insprion 1525 (old) reset was Alt F8


Brett 5 years ago

Thanks, it took one of the comments to help me with my Toshiba sat. but it saved me 2 weeks at future shop (had a warenty but they woulda just sent it away to have the hard drive replaced anyways)


slitzz 5 years ago

what is it for acer computers?? help please


Phantam 5 years ago

hello im trying to Reset both a COMPAQ and a Acer back to its Factory Settings and none of the buttons are helping please email me with a solution at MRLEVEILLE12@COMCAST.NET thanks


blilie 5 years ago

Please help me!! I own a alienware laptop which has started to run slower i don't know the cause so i want to just reformat it or recover. I had alienrespawn which i think makes it work but: i did CTRL + F11 on boot and recovered it to an earlier state but not to factory defaults because the option wasn't there!! After the recovery it deleted alienrespawn which can not be downloaded and needs a disk that i didn't get with the computer so now i cant do it again.. does this mean i can never get my computer back again ?! please help me im so frustrated.. :'(


Bob 5 years ago

I HAVE A eMACHINES LAPTOP E625 MODEL HOW TO A RESTORE TO FACTORY SETTINGS PLEASE HELP!


Roman 5 years ago

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS60 Forgot password

Locked myself out How can I perform System Recovery?

How can I start all over again? Help please Thank you.

PS No need to recover any data Just want to start using my PC with a password to access Windows7 Home Premium This time will keep password in a safe place


paul 5 years ago

hi guys

how do you re-set a fujitsu siemens pc

i have the recovery disc but once run it says files missing , i don't have any other disks

on start up it says NTLDR is missing

can this be fixed ??

cheers

paul


Sabee 5 years ago

someone please help me!!

I have an IBM thinkcentre, an old computer. I restored it to factory settings and now I it is all in Chinese and I don't know a single word of Chinese. Further, my mouse no keyboard do not work once the windows loads though it works well with the BIOS setup and system recovery options.Is it possible to restore to an earlier state where my PC was English???


sadnyman 5 years ago

i am really sick about my problem for 2 weeks till now,i got a lot of errors on this and i don't know how to fix.

i want just to system recovery everything even though deleting all my files just to have a new.

this model is SAMSUNG RV510.

please help me.


Taylor 5 years ago

Yo i got a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049. I press F12

and i get the Boot Menu. am i doin this right cuz i really don't know, plz Help!!!


benji 5 years ago

re: Satellite 655's the recovery is done by taping F8 on start up. You will see the boot menu...AT THE TOP OF THE BOOT MENU. Stairing right at you is...REPAIR MY COMPUTER.

That's where the recovery partition is acessed. Hope this helps


Christine1978 5 years ago

ok so I've been trying all the steps listed for a compaq laptop, is there another key I should be pressing for the factory reset besides either the f8 or f10 key or is there a certain time that I'm supposed to press it? I've tried pressing them right when I start it up. I've also tried the "reset" button under the laptop as well and still nothing it will continue to load windows. Please email me at cmungovan78@gmail.com thanks!


Iriskenia Espinoza 5 years ago

Hello I have an Hp windows vista, and the I'm trying to restore the computer to factory setting, I don't care about any of the data, its been so frustrating that losing the data is worth having the computer respond. Its a newish model, but I have no idea what to do.

Can you please email me at, iriskenia@yahoo.com


jeanny_81 5 years ago

Lenovo A3 Series function was F2. Worked!

Thanks


JoJo 5 years ago

When I press F10 it goes to a list of language. I click on English of course. After that the page I go to is nothing like that pages you told me. It doesn't go to a recovery or restore page. It doesn't tell me how to go restore my computer at all. I have a school computer and I want to get rid of my thawspace as well. I asked my school for the password but they say they lost it or don't have it. I want to do a factory restore so I can add windows xp home edition and use ALL of my computer instead of only just 5gb of it. I am out of school and about to go to college and I want to take my computer with me. I have a Compaq Evo D510. Can you please please help me.


Mike 5 years ago

Packard Bell is Alt+F10 during POST. Let's hope I can choose the language now. Supposed to have 2 languages available in the image. But hey, Packard Bell will always be Packard Hell. Fingers crossed.


Nadia 5 years ago

ooh thanks Mike! ive been trying to find out the key for a packard bell for ages! ive lost my password and cant get in.. thankyou :D


JT 5 years ago

Absolutly useless! Did exactly like you said with my Lenovo A600 Desktop (F11) when powering up until my finger went numb several attempts. Nada, Ziltch, Nothing!

Any other bright ideas??? Nothing beats a good old fashioned disk.


Kate 5 years ago

HELP, 2 weeks ago had a new modem fitted, we have 3 laptops in the house, 2 of the laptops work fine just had to put in password, 3rd laptop (mine) says connected to Internet strengh excellent then page pops up saying can't connect to Internet can't find certificates! Doing my head in!


aaron 5 years ago

I have a fujitsu comptuter and I wan to take my comptuer back top the beginning, but f10 don't work for me , HELP ?


Brittney 5 years ago

I've tried everything for my sister's Lenovo to factory restore it. And nothing is working...windows will not run, it just goes to the set up menu, then starts all over again!! HELP!!!


nniicckk 5 years ago

can some one email me the info xslkjh@live.com but my emachine computer will not boot just says boot info is missing but befor i can across that i was on it but needed to reset it from a change to my computer settings and i just finishd distroying a few bugs and viruses but idk how to get it to boot up or restor to factory settings iv never messed with a emachine befor the programing it had yes i have tho.


Graham 5 years ago

i have a samsung rv510 320gig please help


Richo 5 years ago

Each manufacturer has a slightly different way of doing like acer has F10 or you can use F8 Toshiba has 0 the rest HP is F11 if you want to know how to go about it from there then go to the site below cause i cant be bothered explaining it :-P

http://www.pee-cee-help.com/restoring-windows-to-f...


jdv 5 years ago

Thanks ulka


Jahhjuan 5 years ago

CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO RESET MY PC PLEASE IT'S A COMPAQ DESK PRO..


Stardust 5 years ago

Lenovo desktop f2 access the lenovo rescue. Not sure what to fgg o next


Josh 5 years ago

I have the same problem with Jojo:

"When I press F10 it goes to a list of language. I click on English of course. After that the page I go to is nothing like that pages you told me. It doesn't go to a recovery or restore page. It doesn't tell me how to go restore my computer at all"" Instead it's called 'Compaq Computer Corporation Setup Utility' PLEASE PLEASE Help me; I don't have enough money to buy the Recovery CD let alone new computer. I also tried to create the the recovery CD by my self but there's no program to even do so in the computer. PLease Please, if it's impossible just tell me so I can just get my head out of it already.


crispy 5 years ago

question, i finally got a Gateway NV53 to restore, restart, and now it's sitting at the 'Setup is applying system settings'. the graphic is still moving under the text, but nothing from the activity light. it's been a bit over an hour. is this normal?

and also, i had my drivers and applications disc in when it restarted after restore. should i have hit f12 to choose boot from disc?


JS 5 years ago

Thank you so much. I did it and know I got a new computer working great. It was funny because for some reason, it just started beeping at me. LOL. Thank you very much.


pllayerlife 5 years ago

for toshiba laptops click the rebot on botten then releas it while holding down the zero 0 butten and then just press next after that do no changes hope it helps


Sydny Greene 5 years ago

APPLE iPad: I need the System Restore to factory settings formula.........can anybody help me?


rem 5 years ago

thank you


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check out dis ...for simple solutions

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jj 5 years ago

I just reset my toshiba satellite laptop by pressing down the 0 (zero) button and turning on the computer. Keep pressing down the 0 button until a screen pops up asking if you want to restore the computer.

I'm still trying to figure out how to do my emachines desktop nothing I've tried works


ice 5 years ago

F10 dnt do shit for a new hp laptop so who ever says it does they r full of shit


boi 5 years ago

hi what if i want to reset my computer to factory setting but i lost all my disc. plz help


help plz 4 years ago

i tried that but all it says is safe mode options i have a windows xp desktop its kinda old not too old


Odi 4 years ago

My Acer will just not boot up? what should i do?


asrie 4 years ago

my windows installatation disc lose. how to restore the laptop without disc?


Kelsey 4 years ago

Hi I have the same problem as someone above but didn't see the solution. I turn on my HP and press F10 but it just starts directly into Windows HP. I have the disk but it is telling me I have a newer version (because of the updates I am assuming). Thanks


Sandra 4 years ago

key to restore factory settings to Samsung computer


Eirik is happy! 4 years ago

You saved me for 2000 dollars thanks!


Lee 4 years ago

My Samsung rv510 has a black screen , nothing on there ive tried tapping f8 and turning off and back on and still nothing, ive also tried using a monitor but nothing


VJ 4 years ago

Got a Samsung RV510, forgot my password, how do i reset?


Baffoe Anthony 4 years ago

pls sir how do we send computer to it's factory setting


Marius 4 years ago

Please, what is the key to restore to factory settings on Lenovo IdeaPad Z570. Can anyone help? Thank you!


don 4 years ago

okay


Jeffery 4 years ago

I have a notebook acer windows7starter and I crashed how do I restore it


Jon Paul Wheatcroft 4 years ago

hi i have a fujitsu Siemens esprimo laptop how do i do the factory reset i haven't a clue what keys to press can any1 help


ronald dixon 4 years ago

Hello there i have clientpro mpc how can i factorie reset it ? it has gone NUTS

it gives me a rolling screen when i try to delete anything


Lori 4 years ago

I have a compac presario and having trouble restore can u help me


Lori 4 years ago

All it keeps saying is press f10 to enter set up..i press f10 and screen is blank..help


Kai 4 years ago

I have an old gateway computer and it wont let my start menu or anything load up only my background and mouse. L#aseeee help


jessalee17 4 years ago

I need help!!! I have a ThinkPad Window Vista basic.

I forget my administrator password so i can only go on my computer using guess.. I'm a high school student and i need to get to my projects asap. how do i reset my computer or crash it?


danndy 4 years ago

hi mo, i have a toshiba satellite pro c655 and all my icons turns into windows media player, i don't know it must be the cause of virus.

help me restore back to factory settings, i try using the tips on pressing the keys given but it doesn't seems to help me. need assistance.


aaaahhhhh 4 years ago

jessalee17 f1 on start up


holly 4 years ago

my daughter gave me a toshiba laptop n it has to much junk on it an i will never use all the icons n i want to clean it an reset it to how it was from the store when she baught it is there a way i can do it myself or do i have to take it someplace? i have windows seven on it


Donna 4 years ago

I'm having the hardest time trying to set up my new tablet to where its working for me..... I''m having the tutorial play over an over---its no sinking in y brain I guess--help??? Its a 10" Toshiba tablet and I'm can't get any of my email accounts to stay in it--once it goes to sleep it seems to erase all the data I just put in...AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG?? HELP..... :(


Tracey 4 years ago

Hi there I am trying to restore my compaq laptop but it seems to be stuck in start up repair . It's says it cannot repair computer automatically and when I try to restore it says no restore points have been created. Please help

Trace


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raven2099 4 years ago

I have a Toshiba Satellite a665-s6094

it got the blue screen of death saying that a hardware or software prob made it cut off to protect the laptop...

i tried the recovery disk, tried reformatting it again..

but it will not read from the CD/DVD or and booting in windows safe or recovery mode from the HD freezes and goes to the BOD...

now suddenly it has a soft low town beep, and puts out a ton of heat....

ideas?


jacksenthomas 4 years ago

hi i have a toshiba sa80-131 laptop which i need to reset to factory defaults. the cd rom wont read and i need to reinstall windows. pressing zero when booting wont work. f12 will take me to boot options. what can i do?


willfredo 4 years ago

i have hp pavilion windows 7 and i cant get thr network.


kevin 4 years ago

i ave style note how do i get it back 2 factory settings without disc


vanessa 4 years ago

I have a compaq computer but no disk how do I reset it,?!


Jaterrius 4 years ago

help needed for msi early college/epic


Johan 4 years ago

Guys... If you guys have windows 7 or windows vista and want to reboot without a cd check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOkt4uFNW-g&feature...


nekssheaddy 3 years ago

We employed to find on top of life yet recently I have built up the level of resistance.


Futamarka 3 years ago

Настоящий бум чулок наступил в ХХ веке. Чем короче становилось платье, тем сильнее хотела женщина подчеркнуть свои достоинства. И чулки, как оказалось, были здесь очень кстати: от их цвета и фактуры зависело визуальное восприятие ножек на вечеринках. Так, черные чулки делали ноги тоньше, белые – полнили, чулки со швом как бы делили ноги надвое и «убирали» кривизну.


Mylindaminka 3 years ago

У этой армии была своя тактика и стратегия. А именно: осаждать через почту диск-жокеев местных радиостанций, которые под напором “киссовских” дивизий, выкидывали белый флаг один за другим. По мере невидимого продвижения этой армии по Америке и взятия ею новых рубежей, внутри ее формировались штабы, командование и, естественно, продвижение по службе. Всякий вступавший в армию “Kiss” имел поначалу звание “trooper” (“боец”). Для того, чтобы получить следующее звание “super trooper”, нужно было либо завербовать в армию нескольких товарищей, либо отличиться сочинением стихов, кроссвордов или рисовании любимой группы. Пределом такого продвижения было звание “Kiss sergeant” (“сержант “Kiss”"). Но такие звания присуждались не часто. И тут, дамы и господа, я должен вам напомнить, что земной шар имеет замечательное устройство – на нем в любой день года одновременно существует зима и лето, осень и весна. Подобно климату и погоде никакого единообразия в разных точках планеты нет. В том числе, конечно, и по части музыкальных вкусов и тенденций. Пример: в 1976 году “Kiss” поехали на гастроли в Англию. Поездка эта была для них важной. В музыкальном плане они считали себя как-бы отпрыском британского рока. Англия была для них в каком-то смысле первоисточником, пусть даже воображаемым.


Lisap68 3 years ago

With Toshiba Pro while off press 0 (zero) continually while you power on, then follow on screen instructions to reset to factory settings, it will prompt you to press f12. Make sure you press "back to out-of-box condition", so you don't lose factory loaded programs like your windows, you can put previously downloaded programs such as word back in with your original product key. I just put all my docs & music files on USB before the recovery & then put them back in after. I didn't use a recovery disc. I seems to just keep reconfiguring over & over for hours but it eventually stops - just let it run it's course & only touch keys or mouse if prompted.


jose 3 years ago

Hello, please i need some help on my PARTO TAB 1077CP made in India.

I cannot open anymore since I forgot the pattern on the padlock. I was prompted to open with my google account but it still would not open. I just want this to be restored to factory seetings even if it would mean losing my files just so i can use this Tab.

Thanks for the help.

Regards


Johnb376 2 years ago

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elvis 2 years ago

i have a custom built how do i restore mines?


Edward Kucinski 2 years ago

I've had a few computes in my lifetime and I have yet to find one that should have been given the approval to sell !!! I've used others, no difference. I bet you at least 69% of people whom own computers would agree. I've never had a positive thing said to me about computers. All you guys our there Gates and all the others need to buy each of us a new computer that works. I guess we'll never get a computer. Nobody makes one that works.


Bob 2 years ago

My gateway laptop stayed at the loading screen I don't know up to get it restored because I need my laptop I tried many methods non of them work for a gateway windows 7 laptop


Jojo 2 years ago

Hi i bought a used laptop_ a 1995 NEC Versa LX with Windows 2000 on it and didn't start it up when I bought it. Now at start up itrequires a password but I don't know the admin user name nor the password and the seller isn't helping me at all. Does anyone know how to do a factory reset? or maybe download something over windows 2000? Im very ditzzzzyyyyy so a easy how to would be great oh and FREE lol please HELP!!! diamonds.jojo510@gmail.com PLEASE JELP


jaybright 2 years ago

bought a used gateway all in one (ZX4800-02) don't have adman password want to restore back to factory ( don't have disk)


mememe 2 years ago

I have a gateway windows 7 us is F11?


bernadette 2 years ago

I have a 2008 emachines and I need to wipe it clean what do I need to hit to set it back to factory default


marsha 2 years ago

hi my desk top login in screen wont come on all i get is f1 or f10 its windows xp than a black screen comes up with a blinking -.i pressed f10 nothing happen kelpt it off for a day than it worked.truned it off now its doing the same thing help please


Need help 21 months ago

Umm when I do my f10. It brings me to this place where I can like literally type and delete some text they already out there. I'm using Sony vaio. When I start my laptop it says that windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device and such. I can't go any farther than that. Please help.


2008 emachine 20 months ago

Need to reset to factory condition but do not have admin password is there anything I can do???


shivamsingh 13 months ago

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