How to Fully Restore a Computer Back to the Factory Settingsby Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017
Items you will need
Computer restore or recovery C.D.
This article contains very important steps on restoring your computer back to the factory settings after a computer virus or if your computer locks up. A lot of people tend to go out and buy a new computer when their computer crashes but you do not have to. This article will give you detailed instructions on how you can restore and back up your computer back to the factory settings after a computer crash or computer virus.
Restore and Back Up Your Computer Back to the Factory Settings.
When you got your computer, you should of also received a computer restoration or computer recovery C.D., if not I included a link to a free computer restoration download in the resources below.
Next, if you are able, take a few floppy discs or blank C.D.s and start creating back ups to any programs that you want to save from your computer because when you run the computer restore and recovery, you will lose everything because the computer will be restored back to the original factory settings.
Next, if you have the computer restore and recovery C.D., put it in the C.D. drive of your computer.
Next, the computer restore and recovery C.D. should automatically start up. If not, click the computer start up button and go to the "my computer" link and click on the proper C.D. drive to run the computer restore and recover C.D.
Next, once you have the computer restore and recovery C.D. up and running, the recovery process will walk you step by step through the computer restore and recovery process. It will take a while, so be prepared to wait.
Next, when the computer restore and recovery has finished restoring the computer back to the factory settings, you will have to reinstall the windows package that you were using before. Go ahead and reinstall windows back to your computer.
Next, before you start reinstalling everything back to your computer, start by setting the computer back up to connecting to the internet. When you get the computer to connect to the internet, move on to the last step.
Lastly, now that you are back online, go ahead and reinstall your programs from your floppy disks and C.D.s. and test everything before going back to fully using your computer. When you are satisfies that everything is back to working properly on your computer, label your computer restore and recovery C.D. and your back up floppy disks and blank C.D.s and put them in a safe place.