Hello allOk,have an Advent 7110 Media Centre lappy.Problem is im trying to restore to factory settings but normal route of F10 to access the recovery/restore partition is not responding.This machine has been running slow for a while now,its been throughly check for Spyware/malware and Viruses and all is clean.Running SFC provided corrupt and missing DLL's.Now as most will know,you need the os disc or copy the i386 folder and change its source path,this has not worked out.I do have the recovery discs if needed,i made these on the day of purchase.Though i prefer to restore through the hidden partition if possible.My question is:Does any one have this model lappy and if so,can you verify that F10 for the restore/recovery partition.ctrl+f10 tried alsoAs usual all advice welcome and greatly appreciated.Thankyou.
Sorry that link was too long to pastetry click hereAnswer is yes F10
I don't have this model but I do have a Dell Inspiron 510m with a similar 'back to factory settings' partition.To access that partition it's F12.Try that??
Can you see the partition in Computer Management?(Right click My Computer, Manage).Advents may not have one.
Thankyou Freecell but no joy with the link either in Firefox and IE7
Sorry crossposting.Yes Graham it does have the partition and is listed.This was the first thing i tried.F10 will not work.Now going to have a look at the link freecell.Jackcoms,will try F12 thankyou,must be the only key i have not tried.
skidzyhope you can access second link post. It's PCWorld Support site information on Advent 7110
Cheers FreecellYes it does confirm the F10 route,this i have tried many times now with no success.However im about to try waiting for the setup/bios options to pass before pressing f10.Wish me luck :-0
Ok no joy from F10.Using the recovery discs that where made upon purchase...so far so good.Will let you know if all goes ok.Once the first disc was inserted,this prompted 3 options,im currently trying the repair option and hopefully will not need to factory restore.Though i would like to get to the bottom of the F10 issue !Will be back when the repair is finalized.Thankyou all.
No joy from the repair option,system still very slow.Now trying restore to factory settings.Now if this does not improve things,i know it is hardware related problems.
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