How to restore a computre to its factory setting's

  Bravo2Red 17:44 13 Sep 2007

Hey everybody,

Basicly how do you restore a computer to it's compleat factory settings, system restore and orginal windows CD are out of the question.

Please help Mum & Dad getting cranky

Thanks Dan

  Clapton is God 17:56 13 Sep 2007

The first thing to do is dig out the computer's manual.

Some PCs and laptops have a separate HDD partition with all the necessary software to allow you to restore to factory settings.

But not all PCs or laptops have this option.

Look at the manual, wherein it will tell you if this option is available on your PC.

  Bravo2Red 18:07 13 Sep 2007

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  Bravo2Red 18:10 13 Sep 2007

Reading "User's Guide"

  skidzy 18:12 13 Sep 2007

Have a look in disc management for a recovery/restore partition.

Assuming XP

Start / Right click My Computer / Manage / Disc Management now look at Disk 0 for the partition.

or try tapping F11 or maybe F10 on startup,this may load a restore partition if one exists.

What make and model is the pc ?

  Bravo2Red 18:31 13 Sep 2007


I Fixed it! I'm in the process of doing it now but thanks for all your help.

  skidzy 18:34 13 Sep 2007

I take you have the restore/recovery partition ?

  Bravo2Red 18:48 13 Sep 2007

No used a BIOS thing.

  skidzy 18:56 13 Sep 2007

Bios ?

Can you explain please.Ive never seen a recovery/restore program running from the bios and cannot see how this would work.

Or do you mean you have loaded the factory default bios settings ?

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