windows 7 failed to start after restored to factory settings

January 7, 2015 at 10:32:47
Specs: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
I tried to restore to factory settings.I am not sure what I did but all I can get now is a message Windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.To fix the problem: Insert your Windows Installation Disc and restart.I have not got the disc,I assume that it was pre-installed and I have never had it.The desk top is Imedia S3210 andthe disc is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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#1
January 7, 2015 at 11:29:04
Too late now but it is always best to leave factory restore on the back burner until you are sure there is no better alternative.

Sorry but I'm a tad confused. You say that you have no "Windows Installation Disc" yet you also say that the disc is "Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit". They sound like the same thing, so maybe you should insert the "Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit" disc (or keep it in) and restart the computer while it is still in the drive.

Sorry if I've missed the point somewhere.

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#2
January 7, 2015 at 13:25:04
What was the problem you were trying to fix? Doing a factory restore should be the last thing you try, not the 1st. And if the problem is hardware related, doing a restore is pointless & can even make the situation worse. How did you go about the restore? Did you press the F11 key at startup?

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#3
January 7, 2015 at 19:30:29
If you truly do not have the Windows 7 disk, then you initiated the factory restore from the recovery partition. If this is what you did, then repeat the procedure to do it again. As an alternative, you can use a Windows 7 Repair Disk to initiate a Start Up Repair, assuming that the installation is in tact but the boot manager is incomplete, it should work. If you did not make the repair disk when the machine was new, you can make one from another Windows 7 machine as long as both machines are either 32bit or both are 64bit.
If you still have the Windows 7 disk in the drive (or other disk in the drive), first try removing it and then see if the machine boots up, it could be interfering with the boot.

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


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#4
January 8, 2015 at 06:49:15
Thank you for your reply,I got the information from the pack that came with the computer not from a disc.

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#5
January 8, 2015 at 11:26:33
thanks for your reply.I am even more confused than I was before,I Accept that I have cocked up big style and must accept the financial consequences.I have been quoted 50 pounds to sort it from PC World and 110 pounds from a local IT firm who suspect that the hard drive needs replacing. I Think I might as well think about getting another computer.Thanks again for your assistance.

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#6
January 8, 2015 at 17:43:20
If you tell us the reason you did the factory restore it "might" give us a clue about what could be causing this issue. For example, if it sounds like hardware then you need to delve inside to fix it (or replace the computer as you said). Software issues can usually be fixed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
January 9, 2015 at 03:47:29
Thanks Derek,I think I have at least learned a valuable lesson,``DO NOT PLAY ABOUT WITH SOMETHING I AM NOT SURE ABOUT``.I will try the recovery disc option if I can get one and if this faills put it down to experiance and get a new one(the wife says we need one because it is 4 years old and in her opinion ``well out of date``.And you can`t argue with Womans Logic. THANKS AGAIN. I will let you know how it turns out.

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