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How to reset a Dell PC with Windows XP back to factory settings?

How do I restore my Windows XP Dell PC to factory settings? I have already tried F2 and F12. If you can help thanks.
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1answer
109 views

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126

After running disk space analyser , I found a large folder on C labeled :C:\System Volume Information_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126 . and it occupy a big space on the partition . ...
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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Can I “export” a Restore point on an external HDD?

I would like to know if (in Win XP, 7 & 8) you can "export" a restore point to an external HDD? Why can't I choose a path to where I would like to have the RP created?
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5answers
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How do you usually backup/restore a fresh OS installation (instead of reformat)? [duplicate]

I usually reformat my home PCs regularly after sometime but since it's time consuming I thought I could just restore an entire OS from a backup. How do you usually take a "snapshot" of a fresh OS ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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upgrading from windows xp to 7

1) what is the best way to backup and copy files over? From my udnerstanding you have to wipe the drive. 2) What is the costs and does any windows 7 work or do I want an upgrade key?
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1answer
696 views

Restore Windows 7 backup on XP

I recently had a Windows 7 machine die on me, but fortunately I've been using Microsoft's included backup utility to back up all my important files onto an external hard drive. I'm now on my backup ...
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2answers
234 views

Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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2answers
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I need administrator rights but erased my operator account?

Not sure what I did, but I have an old Dell PC running Windows XP. I was adding a new user, and somehow in the same turn I erased my own account. Now I can't do anything because there are no ...
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268 views

Restoring XP using Linux Live with fdisk tool

I am trying to create a restore a windows operating system using Linux Live. I have formatted the hard drive using FAT 32 format (mkfs.vfat) command. I have created the partitions using the fdisk ...
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3answers
179 views

I'm looking for a software to backup a Windows XP PC and restore it on different hardware

That's it. I just need to backup disk coming from a Windows XP personal computer (dead cpu and/or motherboard) and restore it (with all applications and settings) on a different PC with different ...
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6answers
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Is it possible to create an image of a Windows XP install then use it for a new PC?

The hard drive is failing on my old PC which is running Windows XP. I'd like to create a verbatim image of the hard drive, move that image onto a new hard drive, and then put that new hard drive into ...
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6answers
146 views

a program that auto-restores windows once week?

I need some help here. I have "heard" of something like this but don't know how to really "Google" it. haha. Basically, we have computers that the public has access to use unsupervised. And of ...
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1answer
5k views

In windows XP how to get back my profile?

I have a windows XP machine with split drives: C:\ - just OS D:\ - my data I ran out of disk space and when logging into my profile, it popped with some error stating that since it didn't have any ...
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1answer
686 views

Does the Win XP/7 dual boot “missing restore points” problem apply to systems with separate hard disks for each O/S?

I'm in the process of installing Windows 7/64 on a system with Windows XP/32 on it. During my research, I read about a problem that occurs in the dual boot scenario where Windows XP deletes Windows ...
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2answers
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Restore Acer Aspire One from C drive copy?

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 which originally came with Windows XP. When I bought it I needed to start using it fast, so I only made a copy (as in, copy all the files) of the original C drive to ...
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2answers
66 views

please help archiving and backing up to an external hard drive

Firstly I know nothing about computers so please bear with me. I have been searching Google but am now mega confused. I have just bought a WD external harddrive 1TB to backup my Windows PC and store ...
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1answer
598 views

Possible to (re)sync 2 drives into RAID 1 Array?

Have an XP machine with 2 drives configured in a RAID 1 array. Trying to fix a boot problem, I took the drives out to run chkdsk on them, and I accidentally got them out-of-sync (event logs, etc). ...
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0answers
44 views

Recovering from backup without original install media

A machine from my old job had a complete hard drive failure. I have backups but I'm running into severe problems restoring from them. The only install media was a secondary restore partition on the ...
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5answers
11k views

Restore XP on Acer Aspire One netbook

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook which came with Windows XP (but no CD) on which I have since installed Xubuntu 9.10. Now I am trying to sell it, but I cannot find a way to recover XP. I have ...
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4answers
98 views

How to back up the system to mobile hard disk?

How do I back up my system to a mobile (external) hard disk, and then recover from it when necessary? I'm using windows XP Also, does most ghost software back up only C: or all disks?
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1answer
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Active Desktop cannot be restored on Win XP

This is more of a major annoyance than anything that's stopping me from doing my work, but I somehow seem to have had Active Desktop on my work XP machine get corrupted and now can't get it back ...
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3answers
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Install Chromium OS to SECOND internal drive on EEE 901?

I am trying to install the Chromium OS on an EEE PC 901, and I have succeeded in using Image Writer for Windows 0.2r23 to copy the IMG file to an SDHC card. Since the OS speed is limited by slow card ...
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1answer
1k views

Corrupt restoration image on laptop

My Windows XP laptop went to start up and it gives me this message: The system could not be restarted from its previous location because the restoration image is corrupt. Delete ...
2
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2answers
186 views

Backup and restore

I have a Thinkpad T60 with a 150GIg internal hard drive. XP Pro SP3. I also have a similar hard drive that used to be in another laptop connected via USB. It contains only data. I have cleared out a ...
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2answers
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Are my Linux partitions going to be left intact if I choose to re-install windows by using the restore partition on my eee-pc 1000HE

Here's what I did: Run the computer for the first time and followed the automatic os installation Formatted the second empty ntfs partition (70Gb) Installed ubuntu nbr (jaunty) Messed around with ...