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system recovery

by j.kester1 / November 30, 2009 1:24 PM PST

I know there is a way to perform a system recovery without using any software. Not system restore but system recovery. I am aware that it will delete any and all software and drivers not originally installed on the computer. What I am looking to do is get rid of all the junk on my computer and bring it all back to the way it was when i bought it new, basically back to factory default of everything. I believe that this is done by using a f key found at the top or some other series of keystrokes. I have done it once before but cannot remember now how to do it. You may email me at ********* if you know how this is done, thank you in advance.............Jerry

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About your email address..
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 30, 2009 7:18 PM PST
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I have asked the Forum Admin to remove that email address. It will only attract spam if it gets harvested by forum robots.

There may be ways to perform System Recovery. Of course it would always require software of some sort, even if it is only supplied by the manufacturer, but since you provide no clues about your system it is impossible to tell from your post.

If your computer came with the OS already installed, then the method of recovery will either be in the manuals that came with it, or in the Start menu.

Some systems will display the key combination required during POST, when the system boots up.

Failing that, visit the manufacturer's nd check their Help/Support for your model number

Mark

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system recovery
by j.kester1 / December 1, 2009 1:21 PM PST

well I am using a dell inspirion computer with windows xp installed. I performed this same type of recovery on my dell laptop a few months ago. Basically it was just like reformatting but it reinstalled the OS that was already on the computer........hope that helps.

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