Hi folks.I'm trying to restore a computer I was given to factory settings to get rid of all the junk on it.It's a imedia5067.It says I should be able to do it by tapping f11 but nothing's happening?Any ideas how I can do this?Thanks.
Basically there's an option to restore the computer to the state it was in when new.There's quite a lot of programs etc belonging to the previous owner.I cant do a complete format because I don't have the discs so I thought the next best thing would be to do restore to factory settings.Thanks.
The Restore To Factory settings won't erease the data stored on it just all the customed settings set up by the old owner. You will need to delete any data or prgrams manually. Good old delete in Windows Explorer to remove old files and Add/Remove programmes in Control Panel.
You can go into setup and change any settings in there to default or you can simply take the CMOS battery off the motherboard (make sure you power down the PC first though) leave for about10 mins replace and switch on.
that is what I thought too but I wasn't exactly sure.Either way do you know how I can do this?When I tap f11 at start up nothing happens yet when I googled the model number this is what it saya to do.Is there another way I can do it?Thanks.
As Clapton is God says factory settings means just as it arrived from the shop - system files but nothing else. And hiwatt, presumably you are tapping F11 while doing a restart - there is quite a short time frame to get into the routine for resetting.