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How to Reboot a Computer Back to Factory Settings

There are several reasons to restore a computer back to factory settings: if you want to sell the computer to someone, correct faulty software downloads, or clear the memory. These steps will help you to get back the factory settings without a problem.

Things You'll Need:

  • Factory settings CD


    How To Use the Restore Factory Settings CD

  1. Make sure to transfer all of the files you want to keep to a USB memory stick or burn to a CD.

  2. Put the Restore Factory Settings CD into the CD drive. This CD was packaged with your computer.

  3. Confirm you want to restore the factory settings. The computer will begin restoring all settings. Don't disturb your computer, as this process can take several hours. .

  4. Reboot the computer to complete the process.

  5. How to Reboot Using the Computer Start-Up

  6. Turn on your computer. Right away there will be a black screen. You can restore factory settings without a CD, too. This will reset your BIOS.

  7. Press F1 when the black screen appears; you will enter the setup configuration mode. You will be presented with a menu.

  8. Select Restore Factory Defaults. Your computer will do all the work for you. As with the CD, this process may take several hours.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have the restore CD, contact the manufacturer for a new one.
  • This process will delete everything but the operating system and factory downloaded software.

How to Reboot My Laptop Back to Factory Without a Disk

In many circumstances rebooting a computer is the only option for repairing Windows. Rebooting a computer is technically known as performing a Factory Restore, which will cause your computer to revert to factory settings. All information on your hard drive will be erased. The good news is that all of the errors will also be gone. It's easy to reboot your computer to factory settings without the System Restore disc.


  1. Power on your computer and wait for the black screen to appear. The black screen only appears for a short time, so be attentive. Proceed to Step 2 as soon as you see the black screen.

  2. Press F11 to go to the configuration screen. A menu will appear, with the option to perform a Factory Restore.

  3. Choose "Restore Factory Defaults". It may take a couple of hours to restore the computer. When the process is completed, Windows will reboot and walk you through the setup process.

Category: Computer Zone | Views: 716 | Added by: seniorkoa | Rating: 5.0/1
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1 seniorkoa   (2011-06-04 9:52 AM) [Gurus Entry]
Has all Gurus been able to follow the above procedures? biggrin biggrin biggrin

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