Urgent issue: Emachines

By TechBullUSA
Jul 4, 2013
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  1. Hello my name is Techbullusa I make youtube videos and I own an Youtube network I create youtube tech tutorials,

    Ok my Emachines computer model #: ET1352G-03W

    So when I create a factory default disc or completely restore system to factory defaults
    It always give me an NOTICE and dosent work such as "Hard Drive configuration is not set to the factory default. Restore aborted.

    Here is the picture: 60d1a180b453ecffe3a1c9942753cdca.png

    I have tried many tutorials but dosen't work please help.
    I want to restore my desktop to factory settings because I have alot alot stuff on my desktop and its very very slow.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Sounds like your recovery partition on your hard drive is either misssing or corrupt.

    Try a system restore to the earliest point you can and try again.

    Another alternative is to borrow or download a exact copy of the operating system you are using, install it and use the product key on the sticker on your pc.

    Hope this helps.
  3. TechBullUSA

    TechBullUSA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is their a way to burn it on an disc?
    I even have a Windows 7 repair disc but it dosen't work I downloaded a long time ago.
    but it has the boot/sources files in them.
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Download imgburn here:

    And use the burn image files to disc option, This will make a fully bootable windows disc.

    Be sure to download the .ISO image version of your operating system. If its not an .Iso file it will not boot.

    You can find links to windows 7 iso,s in the second post down in this microsoft forum.

    Download the version you have already or your product key will not work.

    Good luck!
  5. TechBullUSA

    TechBullUSA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not windows 7 unlimited its windows 7 home premium.
  6. TechBullUSA

    TechBullUSA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi I get this error it works but when I press custom it gives me error.

  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    TechBullUSA, fyi, it's not necessary to quote the whole post above yours everytime you reply.
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Do you have more than one hard drive installed in your pc?

    Disconnect any extra ones and try again.

    Ps: There are windows 7 home premium links further down the page I linked earlier.
  9. TechBullUSA

    TechBullUSA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I only have one Hard drive 600 gb .


    Attached Files:

  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Repartition and remove any reserved partitions on your hard drive before you install windows.

    To be honest I am not sure of the best way to do this but I have heard good things about gparted which can be found here:

    Or hopefully another member may have a better suggestion.
  11. TechBullUSA

    TechBullUSA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I use it?
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    I've seen this error before the source your using is corrupted. Use another source. Like the system is trying to write to a block but the block of data in that spot is corrupted (damaged).

    Try delete everything on the HDD if you can if your not using the current HDD for source restore. You should be using DVDs or USB stick or USB-HDD. However your doing it make sure the source is not scratched (DVD/CD) or USB not corrupted.

    If you use the same source over and over again these tend to go duff (bad) in time. Always make more than one source for restoring or backup systems.

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