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vista settings

I need to set my laptop back to factory settings, i have pressed f8 hit enter at the "repair my computer" it just goes on to boot up normally, what do i do now?:upset:
 

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Re: vista settings

Depends on the manufacturer of the computer.

Try F11 or read the logo screen when you turn it on and it will say something like F10 = setup, F11 = recovery

You want the recovery option. It is not F8 on any machine.
 

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i have a dell vostro 1500 that i am trying to get back to factory settings, i hit the "f8" and and enter on the "repair my computer" option and it just boots up normally so what now?:upset:
 

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maybe your boot file is corrupt.
When windows boots up, open a command prompt and type:
bcdedit /export bcdstore.txt

Then open the bcdstore.txt file and post the contents. I can help you rebuild the repair option on your computer.

To make sure, open my computer and see if you have a drive there labeled "Restore"

Let me know.
 

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i am a novice but thanks for your time, i would not even begin to know how to open a command prompt let alone find and post hat you need, so i'll just take it to best buy and have them fix it, i was hoping it was something simple, guess not, but thanks anyway.
 

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to open cmd. start > all programs > system tools > right click on "command prompt" and run as administraitor. copy and paste idtents instructions, and hit enter.
 

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try this
start > click user name > click on file. notepad will open click the edit button click select all click the edit button again. click copy. come here and paste it.
 

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yes i have a drive labeled restore but that is just my d drive and is a shadow copy of my last back up witch i do not have one right now it does not reset the computer, i have a bad virus in it right now that has infected most of my files the last time this happened i just reset it to the original factory set up witch deleted all of the files and i was good this is what i am trying to do now, also i i copied from notebook but when i come here to paste the paste is not highlighted
 
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