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How to Restore to Factory Settings without CD


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IceyCake

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In order for us to help you correctly you need to start your own topic.



Okay I did. Thank you.
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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.

Recovery Partitions

Dell
press and hold ctrl + F11 for recovery

HP
Press the power button to start the HP. Press and hold the F11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.

Gateway
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.


I have an hp mini series and I have tried what you suggested but nothing happens when i pres and hold f11
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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.

Recovery Partitions

Dell
press and hold ctrl + F11 for recovery

HP
Press the power button to start the HP. Press and hold the F11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager from the recovery partition.

Gateway
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.


I have an hp mini series and I have tried what you suggested but nothing happens when i pres and hold f11

You probably do not have a recovery partition on the drive.
Restore my HP

Is the HP bootable?
If so....
Lets take a look at the drives and partitions.

Go to start
Go to run
Type in compmgmt.msc
Click on OK
On the left side under storage...click on disk management.
Make sure the right side showing the drives is expanded so we can see it all.
Take a screen shot showing the drives and partitions.

Attach it to your reply.

What is the exact model of the HP mini? We can see if we can find a manual.
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i have an Acer and none of this has worked for my computer and was wondering if its different for it?
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Acer:
Hard Disk Recovery
should be enabled by default. If it is not, you may need to go into your system’s BIOS by hitting F2 at boot and enable it under the Advanced tab.

Once Hard Disk Recovery is enabled, restart the system and hit ALT+F10. This will begin the system recovery process. You will be prompted to type six zeros as a security step. Type 000000 to proceed.
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WORKS: If you have windows XP, If you don't, If possible, Tap F8, go to ''SafeMode With Networking'' And download it.

When your computer boots up, tap F6 OVER AND OVER ! (:

BackOnTrack ROXIO Should pop up, Click restore. Then a list of dates should pop up. Choose which date you want to go back to. This restoring peocess takes anout 3-5 minutes. Then it will restart your computer, and it should work. If this error happens AGAIN, Tap F10 on Boot Up, And go to DIAGNOSTICS. Then go to ''DISK TEST'' This will take about 48 minutes. If it fails, You need to recover your hard disk. If it passes with 0 Errors, You need to completely ''re-do'' your computer with an Windows XP Disk that cost about 11 dollars. If your laptop/copmuter does not accept disks, Call the 24/7 HP HELP SUPPORT LINE NUMBER (found on Google) & they will help you. I hope this was usefull.
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This is a bit of a stretch, and some may think it is wrong to say what I am going to say.


Download an iso of your XP version (same build) find it through google or what have you. burn the disk, use your serial on the case/laptop and you should be golden.
[bleep] you may even use nlite to slipstream all the service packs, and hotfixes as well as drives and create a new .iso. If you are using it to recover and not redistribute I dont see a problem with this.

Good luck
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How can i return to factory setting on a Toshiba laptop without a cd?
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Daisy I have responded to your other topic with two options available to you for your infected laptop. :thumbsup:
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If you open a command box and type restore as the command it will take you to the restore center. At least that's what it did for my gateway with windows vista. Hope this helps.
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I use Windows Vista...Am i right in saying that if i press ALT F10 before the windows start up screen, it will master reset the computer?
If so, am i also right in saying, if i transfer some files that i want to keep to a different drive than C, it will save these files?
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Tom is your system a Acer? If so then what you described is the correct key set to start the factory system recovery.
You can move data you want to save but programs will need to be reinstalled.
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No iv got a packard Bell...is it completely different then??
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Try this:

just click f11 when the computer is starting up and keep tapping it till u see the cursor mark in the top left corner or untill it makes a really horrible bleeping sound. then system restore come up


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i did this and after the packard bell screen now it goes straight to the black screen with the cursor at top left but nothing loads. help. FYI the reason I'n trying to restore is because done a windows update on sat and it made the screen separate into 8 tiny screens. can hardly read the writing.

Deleted all update file no joy. Made sure the dual monitor hadn't been selected in personalise - display.
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