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Q: full reset new laptop

I got a new laptop with widows 7. I was going to install system machanic pro 9.5. But somthin happened and i cant uninstall norton. How do i reset the laptop to how it was when i first started it, where i have to enter the comp name and all?

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Preferred Solution: full reset new laptop

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: full reset new laptop

Can you do a system restore previous to the Norton install?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/47690-full-reset-new-laptop.html
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Built my computer about months ago worked fine up until now My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly Task manager wont open and I have to reset it however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the wont up, reset UEFI Computer to boot till full shutdown/reset goes button locking UEFI and not to Windows even if I exit the UEFI it won t boot into Windows until I shut it off completely then turn it back on My M g SSD Windows Drive doesn t show up in the Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset boot menu but does in device manager my computer however this is not a new thing I suspected the SSD might be failing The freezing started after having my computer off for days it s never been Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset shut off for more than a day or two I can think of no other unusual things Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset I might have done or changed So far I have tried Resetting the BIOS overclocks to quot default quot they have been stable Running memtest for a period of hours with no errors Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour This was happening while playing Battlefield I thought it might be the game GPU but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own Didn t crash Freeing up space in the Windows SSD It had less than GB now it has GB and the problem still occurs Checked all temperatures of CPU GPU Drives Mobo nothing is overheating Under GPU stress test It doesn t lag or give warnings it just locks up There were several large tmp files taking up space - gb in my windows SSD g M I deleted them but one reappeared I forgot the folder location it was a Temp folder I think under AppData it wasn t the windows temp folder The reason I mention it is because they were never there before I don t use my Windows SSD for anything beside a few quot essential quot small applications and then suddenly it was full which I didn t see until I was troubleshooting my current issue They were all hours old My only guess is BF was putting them there for some reason because my g SSD was too full They all started with SRA then random letters or numbers tmp nbsp

A:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-locking-up-reset-button-goes-to-uefi-wont-boot-till-full-shutdown-reset.204640/
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A:BSOD even after full reset

Hi Malphegor,

Welcome to the 10forums

Please try to update the BIOS to version F3 and let us know how it goes
Although your Gigabyte doesn't support updates for your motherboard after Windows 7, a BIOS update may help

If a BIOS update doesn't help, let us know with another zip from the DM Log Collector from the BSOD Posting Instructions and we'll go from there

http://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/45713-bsod-even-after-full-reset.html
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After having been hit on two different computers with W8, I have done full resets and come out clean... or so it seems.

Now I learn that the full resets are not 100% effective. Is it possible that it's totally effective with some malware, but not other?

Thanks!

A:How effective is the full reset?

What do Windows 8 Refresh and Reset my PC really do? - Super User





The PC boots into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE).Windows RE erases and formats the hard drive partitions on which Windows and personal data reside.Windows RE installs a fresh copy of Windows.The PC restarts into the newly installed copy of Windows.



So assuming your recovery partition was not infected (if you use that not install media) then it should be OK. It might be more convenient to make an image of your whole drive (with all your partitions, programs etc) before getting the virus so you can wipe (and zero) the drive and re-install that. You could use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I have Dell Insprion z15 5523 ultrabook that i used for two years. I never had any problems, but i will reinstall windows for security measures. However i decided to reset it to factory settings first, Now it says that only 280 from 450 GB are free on my memory. How is that possible since nothing is installed except a few movies? Is something wrong or its just me being totally unaware. Once i preinstall the windows will it free more space (not that i need it, just wondering) I am with windows 8 after the reset..

A:My memory is almost half full after reset

Look in your c drive for a Windows.old file if it is there do a disk cleanup and select remove old windows installations..
 
Windows.old takes up sometimes 100GB
 
Note - you can not just delete this file unless you boot from a live CD like hirens of ubuntu.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/630201/my-memory-is-almost-half-full-after-reset/
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A:how long should a full system reset take?

10 - 20 minutes or so.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/11006-how-long-should-full-system-reset-take.html
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A:Full memory reset Aspire E1-531 windows 10

When Windows cannot be installed from Acer Recovery Management, you could use the Recovery CDs or DVDs to re-install all original software.
If you do have the CD or DVDs follow the directions on the link bellow:
 
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29935
 
 




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I have a HP Touchsmart-600 PC, running Windows 7 Home Premium..

I keep having a BSOB even after a complete system reset. It happens about 2x a day and it seems to occur mostly when I have iTunes only playing in the background..

Here is the info it displays:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF80002B1DE89
BCP3: FFFFF880009A9998
BCP4: FFFFF880009A91F0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\042312-21106-01.dmp
C:\Users\COMP\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-7085378-0.sysdata.xml

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A:Multiple error BSOD- even after full system reset

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP
We could also use some system information, which you can get easily by running msinfo32.
To do that go to start>run>type msinfo32>enter

When it is finished running go to file>save>name it and upload to us here.
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





Quote:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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A:Lost USB Mouse and Keyboard after Windows 10 full reset

Hi Spider and welcome to Winten. In your BIOS see if there's an entry called Legacy USB or similar and enable it if it's disabled then try again to see if the KB works. If it does you can disable it once you've finished the reset

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A:Re: I hard reset my laptop, error occurred and now my laptop...

Hi @kirsty_mcq17, Thanks for the update on your situation. I understand that you are now having issues with the display being blank and the system unresponsive. Have you tried doing a hard reset since the system stopped responding? If the system will not boot into Windows normally, let me know if you get any errors. You can also try using Safe mode. Once you are able to log back in, please make sure you download the latest HP drivers and Windows Updates. From what you described, it sounds like the system may have gone into sleep or hibernate mode. This document will take you through troubleshooting possible issues with those features. If you feel this post has answered your question, take a moment to click Accept as Solution. Thanks!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Re-I-hard-reset-my-laptop-error-occurred-and-now-my-laptop/td-p/5672477
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A:Windows 10 full factory reset - do I have to do Windows Updates all over again?

A factory reset by definition is a restoration to whatever state the image came in from the factory. It shouldn't be a surprise that this means any updates not included in the image will need to be redownloaded and installed as needed.
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-10-full-factory-reset-do-i-have-to-do-windows-updates-all-over-again.1916247/
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A:Reset laptop, now laptop isn't working

Try holding the Esc key down while booting and the press F11 to run the system recovery.  If this does not work, you might have to boot from a recovery USB to restore the laptop.  If you did not create one, you can order one from HP.  If this has Windows 10 on it, you can also do a fresh install using the downloadable installation media from Microsoft.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Reset-laptop-now-laptop-isn-t-working/td-p/5631878
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Hi ,
My lap is frozen and I do not know how to reset it, it has windows XP. I do not know much about laptops.
 

A:How to reset a laptop?

On mine I just depress the "on" button & hold it there until it shuts down.

Then I can depress the button once it is off--- to turn it on.

Happy New Year
letchworth
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-reset-a-laptop.429892/
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A:How do i reset laptop???

A couple of things:

Log-in with the account you just created. Go to Start, settings, Control Panel, User Accounts. Click on the name/account and click remove.

If the above doesn't work... Re-boot laptop, press F2 until you get to a black screen. Go to Safe Mode (using the UP Arrow key) Here you'll be logged-in as the Administrator. Follow the above procedure starting from "Go to Start, Control Panel..."

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A:reset hp 550 laptop

http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...port/162525-laptop-recovery-instructions.html you will lose all data !!!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reset-hp-550-laptop.883576/
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A:How do I reset laptop???

Quote:





Originally Posted by tubby2


how do I stop my laptop receiving emails intended for the previous owner




Hello tubby2,

This is an old thread.

What email client are you using (outlook,outlook express,thunderbird,etc) ?

Just open the email client and delete the user email profile.

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HOW TO RESET MY LAPTOP  WITHOUT GOING TO BOOT OPTION 

A:HOW TO RESET MY LAPTOP

Hi This is desktops, perhaps repost in the Notebooks section. Also if you could better describe what you want to achieve by the term 'RESET'. Is there a particular problem and you want a re-install which protects your current data?



Happy 2 [email protected]

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A:Can I reset my laptop entirely?

What do you mean by "Can I reset my laptop entirely?" Do you want to recover windows? I've never seen it done from the BIOS, however when you boot your computer either before the BIOS screen it should give you options to recover windows.

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A:Reset My Laptop

I believe there's a partition that contains the OEM setup, but you need a CD (any) and to recover from the Restore partition
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/reset-my-laptop.217201/
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A:How Do I Reset My Laptop?

Hello Adil,

Just to clarify, did you mean that you wanted to do a factory recovery/restore to restore your preinstalled Windows 7 back to factory conditions, or to do a system image recovery with a system image that you created?

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A:Laptop CMOS reset?

Go to http://support.dell.com/support and then to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag number from the bottom of your laptop.
You can also click on Technical Support there to get a copy of your original configuration if you do not know it.
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Also download and install your chipset drivers if your computer was built before 01/17/2006. In fact, I would download and install all drivers with release dates more recent than your purchase.
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If you are regularly suing a Windows laptop It s always a good idea to password protect it even if you are its aole user If you forgot your password at any time you will need to reset it You need to create a password reset disk being able to reset your password If you know your password but you just need to change it for security purpose you can How on a reset a password to laptop do that quickly as well Today I want to introduce the easy and simple way for you Create Password Reset Disk Turn on your laptop Insert a USB flash drive or download other password key take windows password key for example http www lostwindowspassword com According to Microsoft you can only create one if you are a local user If your computer is on a network or domain an administrator must reset your password Click the quot Start quot buttom Click quot Control Panel quot quot Open quot user Accounts and Family Safety quot Click quot User Accounts quot On the left-hand side click quot Browse quot to browse Windows Password Key image file The file is usually located as the default Follow the instrution When completed then you can access if you need to reset your password Reset password Turn on your laptop and log in to Windows If you cannot log in because you enter the wrong password Windows will show a message that you entered an incorrect password Click quot OK quot Click quot Reset Password quot Insert your password reset disk drive Follow the instruction in the Password Reset wizard This will allow you to create a new password Log in to Windows with the new password You can use the How to reset a password on a laptop same password reset disk any time if you need to reset your password Change Password Turn on your laptop and log in to Windows Press Ctrl Alt Delete A new screen will appear that gives you several options Click quot Change a Password quot Type in your old password Type in a new password Type your new password again Press Enter Write down your new password and keep it in a safe place or remember by your heart nbsp

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Hi, The 3 main methods are detailed in the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 Regards, DP-K

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A:How to power reset 840 G3 laptop

Hi, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! I am not 100% sure if I understand you but I'll try to help. As mentioned by you and as confirmed by the product's manual, it comes with non-removable fixed battery. May be you want to perform hard reset to power off the computer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJQM8vJa9Q Why do you want to perform this you write about ? Is there some issues with Windows ? If so, have you tried restarting it (instead of Shut down) ?  Because in Windows 8/8.1/10 this process is by default different from what it was in Windows XP/Vista/7.

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 How are you arriving at those 2 options? Are you using Recovery Manager? Windows 7 Recovery:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 Creating Recovery Media >> Windows 7 

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Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy

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A:Can't open my laptop after I reset it

P.s the loading sign was there after the logo was gone

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A:How to reset Toshiba laptop

You do have it powered and not on battery??
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-reset-toshiba-laptop.1153524/
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http://www.pchelpforum.com/windows-vista/118626-laptop-instant-reset.html
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A:Laptop - Factory Reset

Hello. Okay, you have Windows 10 on PC. Don't know if you did upgrade. Have you backed up your stuff? Go to this Microsoft site and use Media Tool to download Windows 10. Install or try recovery options.  The Grzy   

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A:Can't open my laptop after I reset it

P.s the loading sign was there after the logo was gone

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A:how can i factory reset my Laptop

Acer normally has a click here to begin that process under a certain subdirectory. Because my Acers no longer carry that hidden partition or the acess menu -- I can't remember where that menu was. c:\program files or c:\program files (x86) might be places to start, if such have not been overwritten yet.

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A:Laptop Full Of Malware

Hello dfv8 and welcome to BC. Let's see what we can find. Please follow the steps below in order:Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download OTScanIt from here or here to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).
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A:Cant get full access to laptop

*Due to the nature of this question and the post count on your account.*

If it was truly sold or donated to you from your last company, you must have them fix this issue. Having us provide you with any information to bypass the local security set on the laptop would be unethical and possibly illegal.

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A:Laptop full of trojans

Hello and Welcome to TSF.


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Hi please tell me how to take my laptop back to original settings as it is infected with numerous trojans.

Im using windows vista

Thanks

Sarah x




There may be a number of ways you can accomplish that depending on the make and model of your computer and whether you have a Vista installation disk available or not. You would be best helped at our Windows Vista/Windows 7 Support forum for that.

However, if you wish to try cleaning the system off the malware, we want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.


NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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 Windows 7 Recovery: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418  Also see: Creating Recovery Media > Windows 7 

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Yes, you can use RESET.

How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the OEM version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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It is against Forum rules to help with circumventing passwords.

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Similar problem with Dell XPS 8300 (Win 7 converted to 10).  For months it's been the spinning wheel on a black screen that won't complete. Usually resolved by restarting many, many times. Neither Dell nor Windows diagnostics suggest a problem. A particularly persistent set of hangups occurred yesterday. This morning, a restart has produced a persistent gray "Getting windows ready, don't turn off your computer" screen. I'll see where it goes.

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The only way to reset the "memory" on the battery is to completely drain it.
Unfortunately,draining it once a week has probably worn it out.
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A:help: need to reset bios, HP laptop dead

What's the complete model number of that HP G70?
There should be a dash and additional characters after G70 that comprises the complete model number.

What's the exact part/product number(P/N) on it?

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Hi there @PaulaEmde,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your notebook is not powering up. I am happy to help with this. When it is plugged in do you see a charging LED lit?When you try to power it on, is there any sound of the unit starting, like the fans spinning or the sound of the hard drive spinning up?Do you have another power adapter available that you can try?Have you tried a different electrical outlet?Do you have a direct power connection, or are you using a power bar, or UPS? For now give these a try, and let me know the results and the answers to my questions. Hopefully one of these will resolve the issue, but if not, the answers may help to localize the cause.Using and Testing the AC Power AdapterHP Notebook PCs - Computer does not start (Windows 8)Improving Battery Performance (Windows 8, 7, Vista)

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Hello!  You can go here to download the restore media for your computer to USB or DVD and then restore your computer to factory settings.  

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Have you still got the disc's that came with it one being a restore disc?

This might help
http://www.ehow.com/how_4516086_reset-dell-computer.html

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Thank you for writing to us!
If you are talking about the operating system password then you can do a factory rest or reinstall the operating system ( note that there will be data loss)
In case of the BIOS password then kindly write to us @DellcaresPro on twitter or Delltechcenter on facebook.
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Robin

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