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Factory Condition

by Jankzie / February 3, 2013 9:50 AM PST

How many times can you set your pc to factory condition. What does it do to the computer? Where do all the problems go?

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I don't know of any limit
by wpgwpg / February 3, 2013 10:01 AM PST
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What this does is to format your C: drive, then reload it with the software that came on the PC when it was brand new. In most cases the problems go away because viruses and corrupt files and registry entries are restored to like new conditions. Of course if hardware components go bad, restoring the software isn't going to fix that.

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Factory Condition
by Jankzie / February 4, 2013 3:50 AM PST

Thank u so much for replying. I sure it isn't a hardware problem, but I suppose I'll know positively when I set it back to factory condition.

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how, please
by stamcc22 / February 27, 2013 7:00 PM PST
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How do I reset it to factory condition?

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Re: resetting to factory condition
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 27, 2013 7:06 PM PST
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I just did it this week for a Packard Bell laptop. There it was alt-f10 when booting and answering the questions. But it's different for other makers. And sometimes it doesn't even exist. So all I can say: look in the user manual.

Didn't you make the disks to do it when you got your machine?

Kees

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