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Asus MeMo Pad 7 Inch non-HD will not factory reset

Q: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Inch non-HD will not factory reset

I have an ASUS MeMO Pad 7 inch non HD keep that in mind total different situation. But I cannot Factory Hard Reset it by using any normal button combinations or reset button. I have done a lot of research but have come up empty. The reasoning behind the need to perform factory reset is the number pin to log in was forgotten. Yea, yea I know I should not use it but it happened so non the less any ideas?

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A: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Inch non-HD will not factory reset

So you can't get to the factory reset menu? Holding the power button will turn the tablet off right?
This might help:

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-memo-pad-7-inch-non-hd-will-not-factory-reset.200868/
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A:asus factory reset my pc

There is not a limit to the number of times you can factory reset.Please let us know the model number of the computer.How are you going about it?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hi ... Does your Computer not boot into Windows ? ... Can you boot in Safe Mode ? ... Are you trying to restore Windows to its original factory Settings ? ... Please post as much Information as possible so as we can assist with your issue ..

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A:Windows 8.1 and Asus factory reset

To reset to factory conditions, F9, Troubleshoot then reset. These instructions are on page 84 of the owners manual.

Notebooks & Ultrabooks - ASUS ROG G750JM - ASUS

Refresh or reset is covered in this tutorial.

Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without Installation Disk

You should create a Recovery Drive

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

Always backup your data on a regular basis.

You may also create a disk image or your entire computer using something like Mascrium Reflect (Free). If anything happens to the drive, you could restore the image to your computer.

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Just put in the password and proceed from there. As you always have to input it you will obviously know what it is.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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A:Can't Factory Reset on Windows 8.1 (ASUS)--Looking for ISO

Probable cause is that your recovery partition is corrupted. You may order Recovery Disks from Asus:
http://www.service.asus.com/#!faq/c24i6

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A:Factory reset on Asus G74Sx

do you've tried this :
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http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?19088-ASUS-G74SX-F9-Restore-Not-Working
 

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Tap the F9 key immediately at bootup

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What does your owner/user manual say?

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Someone please help. This is getting very frustrating!          

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Take a look at this post: link







Originally Posted by le011


easy way to solv this problem

hi all
i had same problem after update to win 8.1.
after reading this post (which was very usful),i went to asus web site and find solution for this:
pogram cald "Backtracker" fron Asus that will let you to acssec and backup and restor from the recovery partition
even after update to win 8.1. heare is the link to the program:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support-

i used it to recover my computer and worked perfect and very simpel to use.

i hoop it will help all

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Hello Sarina, Welcome to Seven forums.

Download or install from DVD provided, graphic drivers for your laptop and install them. Once the drivers are installed you will be able to change the resolution.

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Have you watched the vodeo on Asus U46SV A1 Recovery burner.
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Did you try the "or start some recovery thing). " option?

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Factory Restore is to the state it was when you first got it.
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Your display driver is outdated.
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Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
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Closing duplicate too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1100936-how-would-i-set-up.html
 

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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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A:I want to factory reset!

Quote:
i need factory reset because my warranty has expired lol


If warranty is already expired, why do you need a factory recovery ? ( when everybody usually want a clean install ). I am at a loss here.

In a MBR partitioned disk, giving OEM Recovery partition the "Active" mark can be used to kick start the recovery process. However GPT partition scheme changes everything and this old trick won't work anymore. If the installation image inside the "Recovery" partition is in "WIM" format, you may be able to manually restore the OS from it.

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A:Factory reset

What is make/model of computer?

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,157597.0.html
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RAM: 4.00 GB (350 USABLE)
SYSTEM TYPE: 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
 
I would like ALL FREE software to help me stay safe and clean and yes I know common sense will help me safe and clean.
 
At the moment I have Bitdefender Antivirus FREE installed and I would like to know if I could also add the following:
 
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5. Last but not least FREE SpywareBlaster?
 
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Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  

A:Factory Reset

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free: Certainly yes. MBAM Free is an effective on-demand scanner and also adept at removing malware. Just remember to run a scan regularly, as the free version do not offer real-time protection and automatic scanning.2. CCleaner: Yes. Don't use the Registry Cleaner option, though.3. Adblock Plus: Yes. If you use Chrome however then I recommend uBlock, which is less resource intensive than Adblock Plus.4. Heimdal Free: I prefer Secunia PSI, as Secunia scans everything - Heimdal doesn't.5. SpywareBlaster Free: Yes.Hope this helps Regards,Alex

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A:need to factory reset

On a Tosh it is the Zero key, not F12.

https://support.toshiba.com/support/...tentId=2737864

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A:Help With Factory Reset!

What is the make and model of the computer? Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Is there a partition that is about 12GB in size labeled recovery?

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A:factory reset

Hi, You will need to use your Recovery Media ( Discs or USB Drive ) to reinstall Windows 7 - a guide on this can be found on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 If you don't have this media, you can order a replacement set - a link to the HP Partner 'Best2Serve' can be found on your notebooks driver page below. http://support.hp.com/it-it/drivers/selfservice/Compaq-Presario-CQ57-Notebook-PC-series/5186820/model/5240861 Regards, DP-K

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A:Factory reset

See if this will help you out.

http://www.dell.com/support/trouble.../ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_362066
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/factory-reset.1112327/
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A:FACTORY Reset

It may not even have a Recovery partition if it was business used.

What does it show under disk management?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/factory-reset.1167045/
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A:Factory reset help

Hi Deathwishxvi,

Are you actually looking to reset your computer's setting to original factory settings?

or... clear clutter in your hard disk (i.e. files, software, etc...)?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/factory-reset-help-655686.html
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A:factory reset

What is the model number and the service tag number on your Dell Inspiron.
Does it has already Windows XP in it that you want to reset.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/factory-reset.1138633/
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A:How can I do a factory reset

You can create a Restore Disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

Quote:




Complete the following steps to create the recovery disc set:
Click Start , click All Programs , click PC Help & Tools , and then click Recovery Disc Creation .
Click Next when the Welcome screen displays.
A window opens listing the number of blank discs required to make a complete recovery set.
Get the correct type and number of blank discs before continuing.
Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to create the recovery discs.

For detailed instructions and graphics, see the following support document:
Creating a Recovery Disc Set in Windows Vista

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A:To-do before factory reset???

Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, HighCountry.

You have the right idea to back up all important files.

Do you sign into your computer with a MS account? If so, all settings, apps, and Start Screen arrangement will be saved and should be restored upon boot.

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A:factory reset

Hi and welcome to TSF

Have you checked the manual for your PC on how to do a factory restore?

Did you make recovery disks when you first got it?

The make and model of your PC?

BG

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/factory-reset-681593.html
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A:Factory Reset

Since you did the free upgrade to Win 10 the computer would have been registed with Microsoft, hence just download the OS from Microsoft and the it should activate automatically.Alternatly:Since the computer is loaded with Win 7 which was not shipped with the computer, you need to get a Recovery Disc from HP and run Recovery.:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143

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A:Factory reset

Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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A:FACTORY RESET

Well, the system did come with a Recovery option, but since the Windows 10 up grade it probably will not longer function with the F11 key.  The one option is to do a Windows 10 reset or a clean reinstall using the Windows 10 Download tool

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A:factory reset

If your computer came preinstalled with Vista, it will not be erased.
I will get you information on how it is done.
If you installed Vista, after purchase, it will be erased. The OS that came with your computer on day 1 will be reinstalled.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...tructions.html

Information is shown for Toshiba, hope it works and helps.

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A:Factory Reset?

you can do factory reset of the laptop, by disconnecting CMOS battery(while laptop turned off and if main battery and charger disconnected too) and reconnecting it again. if you wish to remove password you can try this procedure, but in 99% cases it won't help.
 

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A:Win 10 Factory Reset

Try holding F12 during power up to show the boot device menu, then select "HDD Recovery".
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A:No More Factory Reset

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-more-factory-reset.313218/
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A:Factory reset.............

Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

If this does not work. Give me the model of your computer and I will help.

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System model?  Version of OS installed?  Does the system boot to Windows or not?

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What please do you mean by locked out
Locked out because of a password issue or locked out - it will not boot or if it does will not load windows
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-do-a-factory-reset.1147816/
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A:Want to factory reset PC without CDs.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Oneiroi


Hello, I have an older custom built PC from my father and it's starting to get a little buggy as of late, freezing and such, and honestly the hard drives are getting too full, I feel it'd be better to just wipe the thing clean and start over.
The downside is I have no CD with which to reset it, and I want to make sure I'm doing it completely right, IE I don't want to delete my OS with it or completely break my PC. Any info you need for this I can provide willingly, thank you!



Ask your father for the Windows 7 DVD's.

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A:Help! Had to factory reset!

Get the latest drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. If no specific instructions for installation order install the chipset first, then I like to install the networking and graphics and then the rest randomly.

Is there a way to reduce processor & cpu usage?Click to expand...

Do less at any given time.
 

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A:factory reset

tenwen said:


how much storage is on 6GB SSD?Click to expand...

About 6 GigaBytes.

tenwen said:


how do I factory reset this PC?Click to expand...

Upon power on: Esc - F10 - will get you into the area. Details here.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/factory-reset.1160395/
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You need to post the make and model of this computer.

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A:Reset to factory?

 Try the procedure here:http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Mini-110-PC-series/4004509/model/4041533/document/c01867418#A...

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A:factory reset

Factory reset?
Are you wanting to do a factory recovery.....put the pc in same condition as when new?
 

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A:Factory reset

Hi,Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.Please also check this:  http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/workstation/xw8400/HP_Backup_and_Recovery_Manager_User_Guid... Otherwise you need a Recovery set. Regards.

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A:need to know how to do a factory reset

It "may" be that the recovery partition doesn't exsist anymore...? How did you instal win-7?There are a couple of useful links re' the reset routine at this site (another forum to give it credit). The first link is for the manual..http://ccm.net/forum/affich-493901-...Page 74 in the manual describes the various options.Be "very aware" that a factory reset will erase "all" your personal files in the process. So first ensure you have copied anything you wouldn't wish to lose to external storage beforehand. Typically to DVD but an external hard drive too is nice(r). Verify the copies are accessible too on at least one other system (if possible) as well as the current one.What OS was there originally?

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A:trying to do a factory reset and cant

Dell restore disks are sold online. (Google for vendors.)

You will need the product key off the sticker on your Dell. The Dell site shows where to find those.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trying-to-do-a-factory-reset-and-cant.1094330/
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A:how to reset to factory

Are you using the exact procedure here (see 1 to 7):http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4811-tosh...I expect you are but just wanted to make quite sure.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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How do I factory reset

A:Reset factory

Hi,What is your computer and its Operating system ? Did you downgrade/upgrade your machine ? To help us answer question quicker, please read this:   http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/bd-p/HelloRegards.

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A:cannot factory reset

If you bought the computer with Vista and upgraded to Windows 7, that restore partition may be history.

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A:how can I do a factory reset

See the Users Manual here: Support - All-in-One PCs DP700A7D | Samsung PCs

Starting on page 93.






1 - If Windows does not start
Turn your computer on and press the F4 key.
Run recovery mode.
- If Windows is running
From the Start Screen, right-click any area and select
All apps in the bottom right corner.
Then, click Recovery.
2 If the program is running for the first time, you need to agree
to the User Agreement.
3 If the initial menu screen appears, click Recover.
Select a recovery point and click Recover.
If you set the User Data Maintenance to ON, the computer is
restored while maintaining the current user data.

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Is there any way to do this using MS Dos? 
I see my system showing there is a recovery section.
Thanks.

 

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I'm trying to reset my computer to factory settings. Advent 7113 Intel Celeron 1.73GHz. The supposed way to do this is to press f10 repeatedly on startup until a "preparing system restore" message appears. This does not happen for me however. A "edit boot options" option appears instead, and then a commant prompt. Am I pressing the wrong function key? How can I successfully restore to factory settings? Thanks in advance
 

A:Factory Reset Help

This is from the support site for your laptop:

Your Advent computer uses the latest recovery system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's original factory condition.

There are two ways to start the recovery:

Restart your computer. Then Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed.

In Windows by clicking: Start / All Programs / System Recovery / System Recovery.

The recovery will load and display a box with one option:

Non-destructive recovery: this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers. This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the recovery process.

To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.

System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.

System Recovery - Quick format: this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files. Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.

Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next.

You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes.

The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.

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