what do i do?

April 22, 2016 at 19:33:53
Specs: Linux
dude hitting alt and f10 isnt working for me and i need to factory reset my computer badly. and it wont let me type or use the touch screen. idk wat to do

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#1
April 22, 2016 at 22:05:09
Some info about the computer would be helpful. The procedure to do a factory restore varies with the manufacturer and model number. If you're running linux as your specs say there's probably no factory restore there. If windows, what version?

Have you tried another/external keyboard or booting to safe mode to see if things work then?


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#2
April 23, 2016 at 06:04:19
Doing a factory reset is an extreme move & should be saved as the last resort. Please post the make/model of your computer & explain the problem(s) you're having in detail. There may be a much simpler fix.

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#3
April 23, 2016 at 06:19:38
If you are using a USB keyboard you MUST make sure it is a Wired keyboard plugged into a USB port that is active at boot up. On a desktop these are Rear USB ports directly on the motherboard. If it is an early adapter of USB3, use a USB3 port since the USB ports are powered through a third party chip (not through the chipset) and require drivers to be loaded after boot up. Ports that are on hubs, internal hubs, onboard USB expansion cards, and some front UPS ports are not active at boot up. Of course, if you have an old PS2 keyboard and the machine has a port for it, that is a good one also. Laptops are more limited but bypass any hubs and try different USB ports (USB keyboards) if the onboard keyboard is not working for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
April 23, 2016 at 07:05:40
And if you do go for a true Factory reset/restore - not to be confused with the windows system restore - then first ensure you have safely copied "all" your personal files etc. to external storage. To DVD at least, and an external hard drive too is nice(r). Anything critical - photos typically - make two sets of DVDs.

Develop and maintain the habit of regularly saving all important "stuff" to external storage - even if you also leave it on the hard drive. That way it's safe in event of future problems...


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#5
April 24, 2016 at 01:01:47
Without specs, nothing can be said.

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