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20-Oct-2008, 06:00 AM #1
E-System 3089UK - Return toFactory Settings
Dear All,

I have a E-System 3089UK Laptop. I need to return it to its factory settings and I cannot find a way to do it. Reboot on this machine does not give me any clues.

I was not supplied with a Windows disc or even a manual with the machine which was bought new from PC World. I read somewhere that pressing F8 on reboot should kick in the factory settings, but it doesn't.

Truly hope someone can help.

All the best
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20-Oct-2008, 06:49 AM #2
Hi, do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive. go to my computer and see what/if your hard drive is partitioned and what each partition holds.

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20-Oct-2008, 09:35 AM #3
Dear Bill,

I was wondering about that, and I have checked, and its not. The program files seem to add up. Or they did, until I lost about 2gb about a month ago. Hence my current interest in Factory Settings.

But thank you Bill. Any other ideas are most welcome.

All the best
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20-Oct-2008, 10:09 PM #4
On some systems the Recovery Partition is not visible in My Computer.
Instead, look in Disk Management. Click Start | Run and type diskmgmt.msc
Check if there are partitions on the drive that do not have a drive letter, normally between 4-10 GB in size.

If so, you just need to find out how to access the recovery partition. There might be a setting in the BIOS to enable/disable the display of the prompt, you can check there.
Common keystrokes are F10 and F11, or ALT+F10, ALT+F11

If there is no partition, then you'll need an OS disk. I'd be contacting the seller to find out why it wasn't included, or what the trick is to restore it.

HTH

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21-Oct-2008, 07:08 AM #5
Dear Jerry,

That did the trick, alt+F10. Thank you!
I don't suppose you know why the hard drive
space as dropped again by about 4gb. I'm assuming
that is the backup in operation?

But at least the machine feels OK again. Every
action is no longer a battle.

Thank you again Jerry, and Bill.

All the very best
Ray
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