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Restore to factory defaults

By tozik
Apr 2, 2008
  1. if someone can tell me how to restore to factory defaults WITHOUT a disc or program please tell me, it's for windows xp pro edition and i know u have to press one of the "f" buttons with or maybe without "ctrl"+"alt" at the splash screen because i've done it before but stupidly i forgot how :S and currently i can't even get onto windows because of some data reading error or somthing so im using my families computer to post this, i've looked all over google for it and searched on here but i can't find it, please help
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I'm assuming that you are meaning "restoring your BIOS to factory defaults". First push the start button on your machine and begin tapping on the 'delete' key. This will get you into your BIOS menu. There is a choice in your BIOS menu that says exactly this: "restore to factory defaults". Select this option and allow your machine to run and go into Windows. This will take care of your first issue. As far as your "data reading error".....repost that problem separately after you restore the BIOS to factory defaults. Good Luck.
     
  3. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks i'll try that :)
     
  4. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    doesnt work :S
    the screen shows i have to choose how to start windows (normally/safe mode/etc)
    and i've tried every option but it always comes up with a blue screen showing "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
    -UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME-
    if this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen restart your computer.
    if this screen appears again follow these steps : check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installes. if this is a new instalation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
    if problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software.
    disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing.
    if you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restart your computer and press f8 to select advance start up options and then select safe mode.

    technical information

    *** stop : 0x000000ED ( 0x8133fc30,0xc0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)
     
  5. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and yes its the
    "restore BIOS to factory defaults" that i'm after
     
  6. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if anyone knows how to get onto the bios menu on windows xp home or pro (i cant remember which mine is lmao) please post back
     
  7. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sry if this is ilegal but i need to get to 10 posts quickly to pm someone
     
  8. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    12345678910
     
  9. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    one two three four five
     
  10. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    10 posts needed to pm (i need this) sry
     
  11. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    last one :)
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    To get into BIOS reboot your PC and hit your Delete key and it should take you into the BIOS screen.
     
  13. tozik

    tozik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    pressing delete doesnt work for me, i am using home edition, pressing del is for pro?
     
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