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Solved: complete reset of laptop with vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by vek, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. vek

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    hi, i want to completely reset my laptop which has vista, how do i do that?, i dont have any discs, but a friend told me that i can do it without it, thanks for your help
     
  2. Mark1956

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    You can only do this without discs if your PC has a Recovery partition, check the manual for instructions on using Recovery to restore it to factory settings.

    You can also look in Disc Management. Clcik on Start, right click on Computer and select Manage. When the next windows opens click on Disk Management in the left hand pane which will show you the contents of your hard drive. With any luck there will be a partition on the drive marked as Recovery or similar.

    Post back if you need any further help and tell us the make and model number of the PC.
     
  3. vek

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    hi mark, many thanks for your advice, i have looked at disc management and it has RECOVERY, what do i do with it?, sorry, not great with pc's, the laptop is old, its a medion 2310 note, yeah pants i know!, i tried the whole f8 thing at start up but it doesnt have an option to do a complete recovery???
     
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    I tried to download the manual but it kept getting stuck on the last couple of MB's. You should be able to get it from this site http://www.medion.com/gb/service/download/manual.php
    but you will need the full model number.

    From what I have read in a couple of other threads you need to start tapping the F11 key as soon as you switch on to give access to the Recovery partition so give that a go.

    This will wipe everything from the hard drive so back up any important data before you start.
     
  5. vek

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    brilliant, thankyou for all your advice, been a great help, regards vek.
     
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    Your welcome.
     
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