Restore To Factory Settings

Jun 8, 2009

ok im tryimg to restore my dell inspiron 1525 laptop to factory settings.(also i run vista home premium 32bit). I have tried the f8 advancted options and people say i should see a command to restore to factory settings but it dosent show up for me. can anyone help me out

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6000 running Windows Vista Home Premium. My computer has numerous problems: it wonít load certain websites, windows updates wonít work, I canít load or re-download windows defender, I canít download software from Microsoft.comÖ..and so on and so on. I have searched and searched the internet and tried many solutions from many different forums with none of them working. My last resort is to restore the system to factory settings however that too presents a problem. The files in my HP_Recovery drive have been deleted and the recovery disks that I created were lost when I moved. I know itís a long shot, but is there any way I can restore my system to factory settings without the HP_Recovery partition or recovery disks?

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I was recently given a Medion desktop pc (its a second hand one), and i want to recover it back to factory settings. I got nothing with the pc, no disks or anything.It has one HDD which is partitioned into two drives, one of which is called "recover" and contains what i assume to be files that will reset the pc to factory settings and install all of the orginal content again. This drive has no .exe file in it, or any other file extention that i can do anything with. The appears to be no program that i can find that will recover the pc.

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I have made a mistake and I am struggling to get out of this mess, I hope Shawn or someone who experienced this problem can help me out.

I was doing the Factory state recovery using Alt+F10 while booting in my Acer Aspire laptop, everything was fine until the "Acer Launch" window appeared. The last process Install eRecovery solution is not completing. The AL window just sitting in the middle of the screen and couldn't be moved. I tried to disable it from startup, msconfig window vanishes behind the Acer Launch window.

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1. Won't recognized my 9600gs - Keeps saying their is just an avg card their.
2. Downloads are corrupting. Video drivers, Firefox, Googlechrome, etc.. all get a corruption error when trying to install.
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