factory reset

  tomtojo 00:13 17 Feb 2007

Can anyone help me to navigate to factory reset,
been trying for hour's, or how to format disc would do, want to start afresh.

  Devil Fish 00:24 17 Feb 2007

1st off what problems are you having some one may be able to help without a format

2nd what o/s are you running and do you have a disk

  tomtojo 00:35 17 Feb 2007

Hi devil fish,
xp os. to much junk on disc, want to start from scratch.

  Dipso 00:39 17 Feb 2007

What are you wanting to reset, please advise the manufacturer/model.

  Devil Fish 00:48 17 Feb 2007

if you have the full xp disk set cd/dvd rom to 1st bootable device in the bios

to enter bios reboot machine at post you should see a message to enter setup press usually delete but may be another key

once done let the machine continue booting then insert your disk and reboot

you should then get a message at post saying boot from cd followed by a message saying to boot from cd press any key do this and follow on screen instructions it will give you a format option during set up

NOTES back up anything you need you will be erasing all data

Make sure you have full xp disk to hand and the product key

make sure you have any relevent driver disks and software with license keys that you need to hand

hope the above helps

  tomtojo 00:49 17 Feb 2007

Hi Dipso,
IBM 8303-21g, I can get into bios but dont know what to do.

  Dipso 00:52 17 Feb 2007

Not familiar with IBM restore options but if you have a restore disc follow Devil Fish's advice and boot from the restore disc or XP disc.

  tomtojo 00:53 17 Feb 2007

Thank's Devil fish,
will give it a go, keep your finger's crossed for me,

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