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Pinto
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Posted:5/1/2009 4:40:00 AM # 1
I want to restore it to factory settings, i have tried f9 but its doesnt seem to work. i dont have any discs so i dont try the reset button because im not sure what it will do. can anyone help me???

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Posted:5/1/2009 4:42:00 AM # 2

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Author: Pinto Posted: 5/1/2009 4:40:00 AM

I want to restore it to factory settings, i have tried f9 but its doesnt seem to work. i dont have any discs so i dont try the reset button because im not sure what it will do. can anyone help me???

Pinto,
You need to shut down your machine.  After shutdown, hit the power button and then continuously tap the F9 key.  It will bring up the restore routine as long as you have not removed that section of the drive.

If you have problems with this, please come back and let us know what happened.

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DrZ

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Posted:5/1/2009 4:47:00 AM # 3
ok i did what you said with the f9 and now all it keeps doing is rebooting and it takes me to the menu where it asks me if i want to start windows normally and i can choose which ever option and it just keeps rebooting

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Posted:5/1/2009 6:51:00 AM # 4

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Author: Pinto Posted: 5/1/2009 4:47:00 AM

ok i did what you said with the f9 and now all it keeps doing is rebooting and it takes me to the menu where it asks me if i want to start windows normally and i can choose which ever option and it just keeps rebooting



Pinto,

OK...forgot something. Start the machine as said earlier and this time...tap the F2 key continuously until you enter the BIOS. Search through the different screens until you get to the setting that says Boot Blaster. Click on it and set it to disable. Then hit F10 to save. The computer will start rebooting then...and start tapping the F9 key. If you get the same issue again where it just starts Windows again, shut it down and restart one more time tapping the F9 key. This should take you to the restore window and off you go.

Either way, come back and let us know.

Best Regards,

DrZ

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Posted:5/1/2009 2:16:00 PM # 5
it was already disabled and it keeps booting up....

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Posted:5/1/2009 8:35:00 PM # 6

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Author: Pinto Posted: 5/1/2009 2:16:00 PM

it was already disabled and it keeps booting up....

Pinto,
This doesn't leave many options.  If you have a USB DVD, you will have to use your recovery DVD and restore the system to Day 1.  If you can't get F9 to work, you will just have to restore by plugging the dvd into the burner/player and reboot, hitting esc and then point to your DVD.

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DrZ

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Posted:5/1/2009 8:56:00 PM # 7

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Author: Pinto Posted: 5/1/2009 4:47:00 AM
 it takes me to the menu where it asks me if i want to start windows normally and i can choose which ever option and it just keeps rebooting

Sounds like F8

JD

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Posted:5/1/2009 10:00:00 PM # 8
i dont have the USB DVD, what can i do now?

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Posted:5/2/2009 12:23:00 AM # 9

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Author: Pinto Posted: 5/1/2009 10:00:00 PM

i dont have the USB DVD, what can i do now?

Pinto,
Restart your computer and when it does whatever it does, get a toothpick or straightened paperclip and poke the reset button on the bottom.  It will just reset the computer.  There are not that many options left to try.  Talk to your friends....I am sure one of them has a USB DVD player/burner.  You are going to have to totally restore your machine. 

We are OUT of options.

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DrZ

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Posted:5/2/2009 1:18:00 AM # 10
you  can try to boot up the pc and install from usb flash memory, but first you will need a desk top to copy all recovery disk file from disk to usb.


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