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Computer help please

Post by BMW318i » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:49 pm

Hey guys, i've been using a fujitsu laptop for nearly 4 years and only recently it is giving alot of trouble.
I am using windows vista too. I want to restore my whole computer, to a fresh clean start like how i first bought it without any problems.I have done countless searches and i've learnt that what i'm trying to do is actually do a factory restart. Please teach me of how i can do this, i would be ok if every file and data is deleted too.I just want the computer to be totally clean and new again.

I would really thank and appreciate if anyone can help me in anyway. Your help is very much appreciated.Thank you.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Gibbon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:37 pm

Buy and install windows 7 if you're doing a clean install anyway.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by iamarover » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:46 pm

agreed, if you don't care about any existing files etc, and just want a fresh copy of windows to work with, you may as well get the latest one.

If the laptop came with a bunch of installed programs that you want again etc a factory restart would be better as it would, i think, take it back to day 0. Not sure how you do this though, as I've never done it.

In either case, even if you think you don't want to keep any files, back stuff like documents up onto an external hard drive, just in case you want them later.

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:50 pm

We've all been there, needing to remove those incriminating files before the cops find them... we're just not going to admit it by telling you how it's done... :whistle:

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Re: Computer help please

Post by BMW318i » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:30 pm

I really appreciate all your help, thank you. i think i would be going to get a windows 7. But if anyone knows how to do the factory reset please advice me, thank you.

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:36 pm

Fujisu will know. It usually involves a boot disk of some description and then reading data from a hidden partition.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Rover Ryan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:28 pm

I do this every so often. Boot the laptop up and immediately press F3 repeatedly until it goes to restore to factory settings screen and follow instructions there.

I agree with others. Get windows 7 before you do this.

Tip. If you have 2 hard drives on your computer say c: and d: the secondary drive will most likely not be wiped so move any files you want to keep over to there!!

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Post by theadore » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:33 pm

boot up of your windows disk (anything post XP will work) and select the upgrade option.

Will install a fresh copy of windows over the top leaving your files intact.

Give it a try and if it isn't to your satisfaction all you've lost is half an hour of your life.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:48 pm

Vendor made machines rarely come with an actual opsys disk now. They're usually installed from an OEM disk, and then have an image made and placed on a hidden partition, hence all the factory reset nonsense.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:51 pm

Hit it repeatedly with a hammer. Put the pieces in the bin. Buy a new one.

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Rover the Top wrote:Hit it repeatedly with a hammer. Put the pieces in the bin. Buy a new one.
I'm pretty sure that's what the factory would want you to do anyway :D

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Hudson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:47 am

Rover the Top wrote:Hit it repeatedly with a hammer. Put the pieces in the bin. Buy a new one.
I was thinking this after seeing
BMW318i wrote:fujitsu laptop
and
BMW318i wrote:using windows vista
:lol:

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Gibbon » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:42 am

About 10 years back Fujitsu had a great range of laptops, have they gone that far downhill?

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Re: Computer help please

Post by theadore » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:33 am

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Re: Computer help please

Post by Rover the Moon » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:40 am

Whats wrong with XP? :D

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