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Windows 7: Factory restore

27 Aug 2016   #1
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 
Factory restore

Hello everyone...

I made 4 DVD's when I first bought my computer, so to do a factory restore do I put in disc one and turn off my computer and then boot it up. What is the correct way to do it.

Reason I know in the beginning I had a virus.

Now after a few minutes what ever program even IE I will get the following message " IE has stopped working, even in word the same message comes up. I have ran all kinds of security and they all come back clean.

I have ran Check disk, Sfc /scannow, check disc is ok, Sfc won't run.

So I think maybe I should run a factory restore but I want to do it correctly, I want to do it right the first time this is why I am checking here first.

It's like going to the doctor where you look for the best and this forum is the very best.

Thank you all in advance


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27 Aug 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It should be that simple booting from first dvd make sure first you have data off the drive as you will loose everything
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27 Aug 2016   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I do believe that Lenovo comes with a recovery partition. You would shutdown and boot back up and start tapping F11 to access it.

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27 Aug 2016   #4
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Assuming that you did a Windows system image to those 4 DVDs, you will need a Windows 7, 64 bit, recovery disk, or a Windows 7, 64 bit, installation disk to boot from. After doing a system image, Windows prompts you to create a recovery/boot disk. Hopefully you did, or you have, or can borrow, a Windows 7 installation disk.
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27 Aug 2016   #5
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello.

You are right about the Lenovo, there is a icon on the windows start up wallpaper, it reads as follows.

System Backup,

System Recovery,

Create Recovery Disc,

It reads Lenovo Rescue System 3.0

If this has anything to do with the old virus, then all of the restore points would be useless.

Under the Lenovo Rescue system do I still need the disc's I made when I first got the computer. I thank you all for your help on this matter.
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28 Aug 2016   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
Hello.

You are right about the Lenovo, there is a icon on the windows start up wallpaper, it reads as follows.

System Backup,

System Recovery,

Create Recovery Disc,

It reads Lenovo Rescue System 3.0

If this has anything to do with the old virus, then all of the restore points would be useless.

Under the Lenovo Rescue system do I still need the disc's I made when I first got the computer. I thank you all for your help on this matter.
No, you wont need the disc's. That is a recovery partition holding the factory image of your system. It's not a restore point. You need to select System Recovery and follow the instructions. And NO... It has nothing to do with the old virus.
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28 Aug 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Holmes177 View Post
Assuming that you did a Windows system image to those 4 DVDs, you will need a Windows 7, 64 bit, recovery disk, or a Windows 7, 64 bit, installation disk to boot from. After doing a system image, Windows prompts you to create a recovery/boot disk. Hopefully you did, or you have, or can borrow, a Windows 7 installation disk.
For your info.

There is no need to have a Windows 7, 64 bit, recovery disk.

The 4 DVDs s/he made is the full recovery disc.
But only allow 1 time Recovery disk.
After done, it do not allow another Recovery disk to made.

This is what happened in the past when i had HP Compaq.

The computer itself have the recovery partition.
This is if the HDD is totally failed, hence it always remind the user to create this Recovery disk.
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28 Aug 2016   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by americancritic View Post
Hello.

You are right about the Lenovo, there is a icon on the windows start up wallpaper, it reads as follows.

System Backup,

System Recovery,

Create Recovery Disc,

It reads Lenovo Rescue System 3.0

If this has anything to do with the old virus, then all of the restore points would be useless.

Under the Lenovo Rescue system do I still need the disc's I made when I first got the computer. I thank you all for your help on this matter.

americancritic

I agree with Lance1

The DVDs you create is for in case the whole HDD failed.
Do keep this in case it do happen again, although it will create exactly the same recovery partition, etc.

If the recovery do not work, then last resort is the Recovery DVDs.
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28 Aug 2016   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Beware: Factory recover erases all disk.
As you already created the recovery disks, you have two options.
- Normally on OEM installations, when booting, you can press a Fx key (F11 on some HP) and it will launch a interface to guide to a factory recover. If you enter BIOS it will also be there.
- Boot with the fist DVD created and it will launch a interface to guide to a factory recover.
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31 Aug 2016   #10
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello and thank you for all of your help, I will try the system recovery and then I will let you know the outcome.
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