Solved restore to factory setting

December 27, 2013 at 05:26:22
Specs: Windows 7
my dads laptop had a bug so i got shot of it how i can't restore it back to factory setting to start again can you help me to to get it up and running again

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December 27, 2013 at 12:17:04
I would advise - even at this stage... you "first" safeguard all the personal files, photos, mp3 or whatever - that are on the system.

Copy the "all" to external media - typically opticals (DVD); and if possible to another external hard drive too. Verify the copes are accessible on the system that made them (the current one) and ideally at least one other. Then put them away somewhere safe...

This way if "anything" results in loss of personal data etc... you can restore it later... from your safeguarded copies...

I'd encourage this even if only contemplating a System Restore (that's a windows option to take the installation back a little - to a previous point/date; ideally before the bug issues arrived). So easy to do something unintentional and lose a few file even - the lot...

Then set about bug fixing before going anywhere as serious as a factory reset (to the state it was when delivered to you/your dad...).

Remember a factory state reset will erase everything on the drive as it resets the system to delivery status!



#1
December 27, 2013 at 06:53:40
It would help if you could give us the make/model of the laptop. Most have a recovery partition that you press a Function key(s) to access, or they have you make a set of discs.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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December 27, 2013 at 07:24:06
Is it too much trouble to just remove the "bug"? If you do a factory restore, you will lose all personal files & all programs that were installed since the laptop was 1st purchased. If that's not a problem, post the make/model/model number of the laptop & one of us will post the instructions.

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December 27, 2013 at 07:34:08
Why not download something like malwarebytes and see if it can get rid of the bug.

You install it, let it update and uncheck the "real time trial offer". Let it run a full scan and remove what it finds. Do you know what the bug is or what it is causing???

http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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December 27, 2013 at 08:51:10
I might add do not be confused with a Windows System Restore and Factory restore. Factory restore, wipes all the data and installs it back to out of the box condition. A Windows system restore is done from within windows (usually, it can be done by command line) and it takes the computer back to a restore point in theory you pick a point prior to the problem. The system restore option does not lose the data. It depends if the computer has any restore points to go back to, but it will bring up the options.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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December 27, 2013 at 12:17:04
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I would advise - even at this stage... you "first" safeguard all the personal files, photos, mp3 or whatever - that are on the system.

Copy the "all" to external media - typically opticals (DVD); and if possible to another external hard drive too. Verify the copes are accessible on the system that made them (the current one) and ideally at least one other. Then put them away somewhere safe...

This way if "anything" results in loss of personal data etc... you can restore it later... from your safeguarded copies...

I'd encourage this even if only contemplating a System Restore (that's a windows option to take the installation back a little - to a previous point/date; ideally before the bug issues arrived). So easy to do something unintentional and lose a few file even - the lot...

Then set about bug fixing before going anywhere as serious as a factory reset (to the state it was when delivered to you/your dad...).

Remember a factory state reset will erase everything on the drive as it resets the system to delivery status!


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