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Factory reset windows 8.1 error

Hi, I started a system reset in windows 8.1 because i wanted to start install from scratch, and it had an error in the process. So i rebooted with the windows installation CD. On the menu I chose: Troubleshoot - reset your PC. But it says the media (CD) inserted isn't valid. How do I do a factory reset from either command prompt or asrock uefi utility?

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Wipe the hard drive and do a clean install, not repair.

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Windows keeps a record of the serial and/or model number of your motherboard when Windows is installed. If windows tries to start and senses that the number(s) of the motherboard are different, Windows refuses to start. You have to use your Windows installation disk and run the Windows Setup. If you have WinXP or Win2K you might be able to just run the "Repair" function, so try that first. If that does not work, run the complete Windows Installation. So long as you do NOT allow Windows setup to partition your Hard Drive, and you do NOT install Windows to a new directory (folder)... then Windows -should- retain all of your programs, personal settings, desktop picture, etc.

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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SOURCE: windows xp will not install when booted

You have to reinstall windows insert you windows xp CD boot form it and wait untill it prompts you to repaire but only after you have press F8 you will find that repaire option because somehow your windows files are corrupt

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I inserted windows xp cd but after the intial

Open the CPU case, remove the memory and video card from their slots and clean them with a clean cloth. Make sure to remove all the dust. Clean also the motherboard and other parts.

In cleaning the memory and video card, make sure to wipe the gold fingers (gold plates that connects to the slots) properly. Because if it's dirty or dusty, the connection will become loose. If the same problem occur, get a known working memory and try it on your computer.

Thank you and good luck!

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Hello! So everytime I start my

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then
once you have your computer running try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f this task will schedule when computer restarts which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive do nothing while the chkdsk utility ani input may damage your computer then defragment your hard drive then you might test all leads that are attached from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) or just replace them they could be faulty
hope this helps

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SOURCE: After I format my computer due for so many errors,

try DRIVERMAN OVERALL DRIVERS OR install WINDOWS 7 find out the audio divers used......then reinstall the XP prof. then install the divers through windows update or online

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My acer computer says that repair recommended and look like it's gonna boot but it display the same message


This is usually a sign that your computer was incorrectly shutdown or it lost power. You may be able to choose "Start windows normally" and hopefully everything should be ok!

Otherwise , your windows installation is corrupted. You may be able to run the "Startup Repair" option by choosing the "Repair My Computer" option which you are presented with.

If that doesn't work you will have to reinstall Windows and start from scratch. You will lose all the data on the computer doing this unless you take it to a computer shop where they will be able to recover your data before reinstalling Windows.

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windows 8 upgrade b> Run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant :
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http://notebooks.com/2011/02/25/how-to-restore-a-backup-from-an-external-hard-drive-in-windows-7/ If you want to backup themes, wallpapers and other minor features, Windows Easy Transfer is another option, you can learn more about it here What you can do before attempting the upgrade? You can do some pre-requisite tasks to ensure a smooth migration from Windows 7 to Windows 8. If you are using a name branded computer such as a Dell or HP, go to the manufacturers website for the model computer you are using and download the latest available drivers for that computer. Store them on a disc or USB thumb drive. Important drivers you should try to obtain include Network and Video Drivers. Its possible that they might just have Windows Vista or Windows 7 drivers, those will work with Windows 8. Other things you can do: Uninstall any security software before attempting to upgrade. Disable any encryption software you might have installed. Disable/uninstall disk utility software such as DVD/CD burning utilities or third party defragment programs such as Perfect Disk. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications). Disconnect any external devices before installing. Check your hard disk for any errors:
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I cant start my aspire 5532. when I turn it on it says "window failed to start status:0xc000000f, what can I do? I am using my sons laptop at the moment.


This error means that there is either a problem with the files that Windows uses during startup, or a problem with the hard drive itself. You would have to have your laptop looked at by a professional to determine if there is an error with the hard drive, so for now, we will assume that there is a problem with Windows.

Immediately after you start your computer, press and hold the 'alt' key and tap the 'f10' key a few times. Your system should boot into Acer eRecovery. This will allow you to restore the operating system to the factory default install. In order to restore to factory settings, you will need to enter the password created when eRecovery was first started. (If you do not know the password, the default is '000000') It will take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to reinstall windows.

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I want to reset it


Unlike other laptops, Acer laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer laptop to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer laptop to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your laptop data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.

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Cannot install software after factory reset


You have to start from scratch,because only Windows basic XP is installed from a factory reset  Install each printer ect with their own driver software.
Hope this helps.
Regards   Bill

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Hey you posted this earlier i need help!PLEASE!


If you want to reinstall Windows XP from scratch, try this link, it will give you the step by step guide on how to do it.

Note : If you reinstall Windows XP, You will lose you data.

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/geek-to-live-how-to-format-your-hard-drive-and-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

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Full factory reset


If the PC came with a recovery disk, just simply start the computer with it in the disk drive and it will have the option to "start from scratch" or the like. It will take everything back to the way it was when you first bought it.

Now, some laptops do not come with recovery disks. In this case, you'll need a windows disk with the CD-key for that version. Start the computer with that disk in the drive and just follow the prompts. It will give you the option to upgrade or fix windows, or to install windows. Choose to install windows and format the C:\ drive when it asks you if you'd like to format. It will then erase everything on the hard disk by formatting and continue to install a fresh copy of windows.

Be forwarned.. Windows installs are like watching grass grow; be prepared to have at least an hour of time to do the job. If there's any specific questions you have about it, or even a worry or the like; please feel free to ask. :)

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