Windows vista restore to factory settings.

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Darkofdawn

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I have a windows vista home premium, 32-bit, manufactured by zoostorm, model A6VMX VP Series M11 (I don't know if this info is helpful, if you need more please ask :)), it came with NO installation disk/recoverydisc/whateveritis disc.
I want to reset it to factory settings, I don't want ANY of the stuff I have, so please don't talk to me about backing up files.
I am NOT paying unless there is absolutly no way of doing it other than paying.
I think I may need to create a recovery disc, I have found this (trusted) website and downloaded something to be able to make a recovery disc, it worked for my windows 7 laptop, but it doesn't work on this pc.
IF you can help, thank you :D
Thanks for takeing the time to read and reply
 

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If you want recovery/restore disks you can get them usually from who made the computer like dell, hp, lenovo, ibm, etc.They dont usually cost a lot to get.And it will restore the computer back to the way it was when it left the factory with the operating system it came with.
 

Darkofdawn

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IS there any way to create a recovery disc?
I know there is a way to make one for windows 7, beacuse I have done it, but is there a way to make one for windows vista
 

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I would assume its done the same way as a backup disk as you did for windows 7. I dont make recovery or backups for any of my computers because i have all the drivers, programs, and operating systems on cds/dvds that i need for each computer.If my computer crashes or the hard drives fail i dont lose anything.Im sure someone can advise you further who has done this.
 
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OK my friend has a Dell Inspiron 1545. His computer won't boot up completely. he wants me to restore it only he doesn't have the disk and when i hit F8 i got to (Advanced Boot Options) Screen then I hit the (Repair Your Computer) option. this is supposed to take you to the Restore Dell To Factory Options. Only it takes you to (Windows Error Recovery) Screen instead and the only to options are (Launch Startup Repair (recommended)) and (Start Windows Normally). L.S.R does nothing but go to a Black Screen for 15 second and then right back to the W.E.R Screen. S.W.N tries to boot up the Computer which it can't so it goes to a black screen. I left it like that to see if it would do anything else and it sat there for an hour. Trying Ctrl+F11 only takes me to this same Screen W.E.R. So why is there no option to Restore Factory Settings what am i doing Wrong.
 

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I also have an inspiron 1545 but mine is running windows xp.The only thing i can think of is that possibly the recovery partition has been wiped out or is corrupted somehow.He can try getting the restore disk for that model from dell or can look on the internet to see if he can find a dell branded restore/recovery cd.There is quite a few places that besides dell and ebay that do sell genuine dell recovery disks.Over the years i have found ones for my dells and my ibm/lenovos and they have worked just fine.
 
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