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There has never been any place in the bios to restore an OS to factory. What you might be thinking of is "load bios defaults". This is completely different.
It's peaked my interest seeing that F12 takes you to the bios.
But you can't restore an operating system from there.
Ok so my computer has been infested with spyware over and over. Im looking for a way to restore to factory settings without the CD which I lost. I bought a dell inspiron 1500 laptop. System restore is not working because restore point i previously set is not on there. I downloaded and ran AVG ( took 2 hours to scan) and it found alot of spyware and I thought removed but it still is giving me pop ups and warning of trojan viruses. I have restored to factory settings before without cd key but cannot remember how to. I remember way I did it was like by pushing control F8 or soemthing when start up was happening and this brought me to the screen to restore to factory. Now it isnt working when try it is it control F something else or what? Can someone help me figure out how to do this again? Thank you.
Edited by heartofasoldier0, 31 July 2010 - 11:30 PM.
well im trying this too and i have never restored my computer to factory settings before my uncle used to but i when even he does it it takes him like a month before he gives the computer back so im trying to do it myself. i tried f8 it doesnot have the repair system option or factory settings option i tried f12 that dint either. idk if f11 is safe tho cause my pc keeps beeping for like as long as i hold it
What are the steps for Emachines
You have to use the correct combination of keys. And that is dependent on the computer manufacturer and whether there is even a recovery partition.
The following are only a few.
press and hold ctrl + F11 for recovery
Press the power button to start the HP. Press and hold the F11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.
you're supposed to hold down the ALT key and repeatedly tap f10.
When you hit F11, the system boots to another partition on the hard drive.
E Machines factory restore. However, if the drive is new or has been formated completely the partition won't be there.
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