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tried to factory reset xc-603g and power went out ...

Q: tried to factory reset xc-603g and power went out ...

I had a virus or a bug on my comuter so I thought I would just factory reset it and would just get all my suff back over xc-603g ... and to factory reset power tried out went time because I tried to factory reset xc-603g and power went out ... won't lose much But while it was reintalling windows my power went out and when i turned it back on it would go tried to factory reset xc-603g and power went out ... throuh the booting process with ACER on the screen the just black for nbsp two days strait Then I tried to Google a way to fix it and it told me to hit Shift and F to get to a menu and change a setting from to Sorry I actually don't remember what thing I changed Now nbsp I can't find what web site I went to and when I turn my computer on it tried to factory reset xc-603g and power went out ... boots up through the nbsp two ACER screens then a screen that says donlowded pops up for a second or two then it restarts and it dose it all again Thats the story behind it and I was woundering if a new copy of windows would work or is my hard drive to messed up and I need a new one nbsp or any other advise anyone has would be helpfull nbsp Thank you for your time AJ
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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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A:Factory Restore V Factory Reset V System Recovery

Factory Restore is to the state it was when you first got it.
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Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

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Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.
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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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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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A:I could use some help with a factory reset...

Welcome to the Forum.
A restore point probably would not help because it is probably infected also.
We need some information to start off with.
What infections were found?
What programs did you run to remove the infections?
What anti virus programs do you use (Active)?
Could you do this to give us some more information.

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

Information is shown for Toshiba, hope it works and helps.
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A:I want to factory reset!

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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If you bought the computer with Vista and upgraded to Windows 7, that restore partition may be history.
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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. 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. Regards, DP-K
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A:HELP i cant factory reset.

By 'factory reset' I assume you mean format and re-install from scratch.

I suggest you purchase a Genuine Windows 7 CD to go with your Genuine Windows 7 CD Key. Beyond that I am unable to help as this forum does not support cracked/illegal software, while you may have a valid CD key you are still using a cracked version of the operating system.
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See the Users Manual here: Support - All-in-One PCs DP700A7D | Samsung PCs

Starting on page 93.

1 - If Windows does not start
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A:Factory Reset

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What is the model number and the service tag number on your Dell Inspiron.
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Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, HighCountry.

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

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Hi,What is your computer and its Operating system ? Did you downgrade/upgrade your machine ? To help us answer question quicker, please read this:
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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.


Complete the following steps to create the recovery disc set:
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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...)?
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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...

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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?

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Are you using the exact procedure here (see 1 to 7): 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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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:Factory reset

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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
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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.

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A:Factory reset

System model?  Version of OS installed?  Does the system boot to Windows or not?
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A:Need help with factory reset.

You can download the ISO of windows 7 OS - bit version you have and burn to a disc. Then do a clean install with that. Making sure to use current Product Key. If you can't find it, use Belarc to show you.

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A:Factory reset

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

So you want to install operating system from scratch right?

You will need an operating system CD [don't know which one operating system you want to install on your machine],
and do a clean install...

Here is the link where it is provided step-by-step how to install operating system:

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

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A:Factory Reset

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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:Reset to factory?

 Try the procedure here:
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A:Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred

does it happen with both burning programs??
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A:BSOD after factory reset

Hello and welcome to the seven forum:

You have ZERO mini dumps, I don't know how far a expert can go without them. But one will look at it anyway to see what they can do to help.
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A:My computer won't let me factory reset.

You say "obviously" it's not clean. What makes you think that system is infected? Since you the machine had a virus before, have you started using an Anti-virus program? More details would be good.Restoring to Factory settings is a pretty drastic move to make in order to clean a virus.message edited by beachyhbt
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A:Factory reset hang?

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that desktop?

Which Windows version and bit version did it come with?

Are you trying to do a factory reset with a built-in restore partition or with a restore disc kit?

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A:G580 Factory reset

hi gbar,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
About a Lenovo Factory Reset.
You just Turn it off and Press this button 

This will boot your system with option for Recovery.
just follow the prompts and you good to go.
Just remember that this will Delete everything on the current OS and rebuild a new one (Dataloss)
About Keeping the system Clean. For me....
CCleaner will help you Remove all unnecessary files on the system.
And a good Antivirus Would really help keeping the system from Viruses.
Hope this helps

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