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How to do factory reset from safe mode with command prompt

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December 12, 2012 3:23:27 AM

how do I do a factory reset from safe mode with command prompt? thank you :bounce: 
December 12, 2012 5:45:41 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

You probably cannot do it that way. Most factory resets operate form a Recovery Partition which you access by pressing a Function key as the system starts up. You don't have long to watch the screen to see which key to press.

December 12, 2012 10:39:32 PM

Thank you. I am very new to this but am finding out that there is SO much to learn but I am completely intrigued and amazed by it all. I wish I had been interested years ago. thanks again...
December 13, 2012 5:31:04 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing - a world none of us will ever fully understand or conquer and that's what makes it so wonderful. :D 
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