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Taking computer back to factory settings

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April 13, 2009 5:01:06 PM

is there any way to take my computer back to factory with recovery disks? It's all messed up and I can't even get on the internet.
April 13, 2009 5:28:29 PM

What computer? Specs. Windows XP OS can be restored to the state on the installation CD by performing a Repair Install.
April 13, 2009 6:37:55 PM

restore is quicker and easier
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April 13, 2009 6:55:31 PM

A system restore will not revert Windows XP back to the state of the Install disk. System restore is not an option to restore the OS to the original state of an Installation CD.
April 15, 2009 1:26:14 PM

badge said:
What computer? Specs. Windows XP OS can be restored to the state on the installation CD by performing a Repair Install.



computer is a compaq presario (windows xp) there is a number on the front--s4020wm. How do you perform a repair install?
April 16, 2009 12:17:47 AM

It depends on what is causing the problem. If it's an application/update problem, a system restore from safe mode could fix that. However, if it's a windows installation/driver issue, the windows repair would be the way to go.

If you know around when it started causing problems, look in the event log for some sort of update, or error. You should also look in the device manager for conflicts.
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