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YouStoleMyLaptop

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Well, recently i have double bootted my PC with Windows 7 & Ubuntu. & now, I would like to restore it back to factory settings. I have googled how to do that. & u just press f11 when u boot up ur pc right? Well, I have tried that many times & when i do press f11, my screen goes black & its reboots. & when its done rebooting & i press it again, it just goes straight into the boot menu. Anyone help me? I have a Sony Vaio, VGN-FJ170
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YouStoleMyLaptop-

Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go! :)

Sounds like installing the second OS might have erased your recovery partition.

Let's take a look at the partitioning on your computer.
  • Go to Start > Run.
  • Type in diskmgmt.msc and click Enter.
On right side you will see a visual depiction of the partitions on your hard drive. I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply.
  • To take a screenshot press Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key.
  • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.
  • Press CTRL+V to paste the contents of the screenshot into the paint workspace.
  • Go to File > Save As.
  • Save the file as a JPEG to your desktop.
Please attach the screenshot to your next reply.

Edited by FNP, 12 June 2010 - 04:53 PM.

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Well, um. My PC only boots into Ubuntu, & the only way for me to edit it into windows 7, is to go into windows 7, but i have tried getting into it. But theres no chance.
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I don't know Ubuntu, but what we are looking for is a shot of how the drives are partitioned AND if it looks like there is a recovery partition on the drive.

Is there anything in Ubuntu that would give us that?
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This may not totally apply, but here is info on the disk usage analyzer in Ubuntu.
http://www.howtogeek...usage-analyzer/

If you are using GRUB (most likely) here is information on how to change it's dual-boot options:
http://ubuntuforums....ad.php?t=671667

GParted is the Ubuntu application you want to run to see disk/partitions.

You may have best luck running the tools when booted to a live CD.

Changing your GRUB settings will not get you back to factory settings (you would need the restore partition or systems disks to get there) but it should give you the option of booting to another OS/partition, which, if it is still there, could be the restore partition.
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