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Windows 7: How do I factory restore?

27 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How do I factory restore?

Hi, I have a windows 7 Advent quantum q200 laptop.
Everytime I log in I get the BSOD, so just wandering how I can factory restore my laptop, because 1, it's incredibly slow and 2, I don't mind losing personal files.

Additional info:
I can log on in safe mode
I cannot system restore because I do not have a previous restore point

Thank you

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27 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

A search on Google revealed very little information.

You can buy a recovery disc for 25 here: Advent Quantum Q200 Restore and Advent Quantum Q200 Windows 7 Recovery Partition Re-Image DVDs.

I take it you didn't create a recovery disc yourself?
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27 Mar 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bazingle View Post
Hi, I have a windows 7 Advent quantum q200 laptop.
Everytime I log in I get the BSOD, so just wandering how I can factory restore my laptop, because 1, it's incredibly slow and 2, I don't mind losing personal files.

Additional info:
I can log on in safe mode
I cannot system restore because I do not have a previous restore point

Thank you
Well depending on the brand of machine you just hold down (sometimes it says to tap it) the factory default key as you power up > Google for the machine's brand factory default key

I know my Toshiba laptop for example is the 0 key

Oops SV forgot that
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27 Mar 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Many manufacturers include a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. Depending on manufacturer you have to click a certain key immediately upon starting the computer. Sometimes it's the F2 key (top of keyboard) or F11 or something else. You may also have something in the Start menu > Programs pertaining to the Advent. You might see Advent Recovery Manager, or Advent Diagnostics, or something else that would lead to accessing the recovery partition. Specific information should be in the user manual. You may have also been given the option when you originally set up the laptop to create a set of recovery discs. Make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive as first choice, insert Disc 1, and let the computer boot to that disc. follow the prompts to restore the machine to factory specs.

If you don't have access to a hidden recovery partition and if there's nothing in the Start menu, and if you didn't create the recovery discs, you might have to buy recovery media separately if you don't want to do a complete clean reinstall of the operating system.

Advent Quantum Q200 Restore and Advent Quantum Q200 Windows 7 Recovery Partition Re-Image DVDs.

EDIT: I'm going to tie one of seavixen's hands behind his back. He types too fast!!
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27 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'll still be too fast!!

Good to know we're getting the same answers though.
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27 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys, it's okay now, just really slow. Any tips to speed it up?
I've done a few things already but it's still fairly slow:
Downloaded and ran Ccleaner
Uninstalled a few program's leaving me with only a few
Deleted a lot of unnecessary things in my documents.
Set the display options to look bad but give better performance
And finally I cleared all Internet history and cookies.

Anything else I've missed?
Thank you
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27 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

It's also taking 3 minutes+ to log in after I type my password.
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27 Mar 2012   #8

windows 7 professional pack 1 32 bits
 
 

Hello everybody...Need help on how to fix my win 7 professional. It keeps shutting down , restarting after a while. i'm suspecting a system error, so i want to fix it as it is possible with XP from the indtallation CD, or any other manner , just want to have a clean system without reinstalling it....Please help.
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27 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bazingle View Post
Thanks for all the help guys, it's okay now, just really slow. Any tips to speed it up?
I've done a few things already but it's still fairly slow:
Downloaded and ran Ccleaner
Uninstalled a few program's leaving me with only a few
Deleted a lot of unnecessary things in my documents.
Set the display options to look bad but give better performance
And finally I cleared all Internet history and cookies.

Anything else I've missed?
Thank you
Have a look at this tutorial, which gives advice on optimizing your Windows operating system.

Optimize Windows 7
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27 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doudou225 View Post
Hello everybody...Need help on how to fix my win 7 professional. It keeps shutting down , restarting after a while. i'm suspecting a system error, so i want to fix it as it is possible with XP from the indtallation CD, or any other manner , just want to have a clean system without reinstalling it....Please help.
Please start a new thread rather than hijacking this one.

It's bad manners to do it and you'll get a better response with your own thread.
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