22nd of June 2014 1
Question by Dylan: laptop factory reset help?
So I have an HP mini (model 210 – 1087NR) and I need to factory reset it but I’m lost on how. One way I read said to push F11 when the hp screen came up but my laptop never did that screen. Then I read that going to home, all programs, accessories, system tools, and clicking system restore would work but when I click on system restore it says “no restore points have been created on your computer’s sytem drive” so I clicked what it said to and followed the directions on that but the message keeps coming up saying the same thing. I have no clue what to do and I don’t want to mess up the laptop so bad I can’t fix it. Is there any other way to reset it at all? Google hasn’t helped much so I thought id try here.
Answer by Jayesh
If you need to give your laptop fresh start, we’ll tell you how to factory reset a laptop.
Restoring your laptop to the state it came out of the factory can be handy for a number of different reasons. Perhaps you’re having problems with your laptop’s performance, a virus or you simply want to sell it on and remove all your programs, files, passwords and other sensitive information. In these situations, a recovery partition is your friend. See also: How to speed up a computer.
It’s a little more difficult than a smartphone or a tablet but we’ll show you how to do it step by step.
Most laptops don’t come with recovery discs any more but if yours does then this is still a fairly easy way of performing a factory reset. If you didn’t get any discs in the box, then there’s a good chance your laptop has a recovery partition.
This is a hidden part of the hard drive which safely stores a complete copy of Windows, drivers and extra programs. You can use it return your laptop to the exact state it was in the first day you had it – and it will perform just the same, too. This guide will show you how to access and use the recovery partitions to factory reset your laptop.
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