How to Reboot a Computer Back to Factory Settings

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Reboot a Computer Back to Factory Settings

There are several reasons to restore a computer back to factory settings: if you want to sell the computer to someone, correct faulty software downloads, or clear the memory. These steps will help you to get back the factory settings without a problem.

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Make sure to transfer all of the files you want to keep to a USB memory stick or burn to a CD.

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Put the Restore Factory Settings CD into the CD drive. This CD was packaged with your computer.

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Confirm you want to restore the factory settings. The computer will begin restoring all settings. Don't disturb your computer, as this process can take several hours. .

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Reboot the computer to complete the process.

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Turn on your computer. Right away there will be a black screen. You can restore factory settings without a CD, too. This will reset your BIOS.

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Press F1 when the black screen appears; you will enter the setup configuration mode. You will be presented with a menu.

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Select Restore Factory Defaults. Your computer will do all the work for you. As with the CD, this process may take several hours.

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