How can I restore my Windows 7 Gateway computers setting? 

by on December 24, 2010

Q: How can I restore my Windows 7 Gateway computers setting?


What is the best way to clean all the data off my computer before giving it away? 

by on December 21, 2010

Q: I have a sony vaio VNG-A690 laptop. I want to completely take all info off the computer and give it away. How is the easiest way to do this?


Why is my screen black with a cursor after doing a system restore? 

by on December 6, 2010

Q: I did a system restore and after my computer will not boot and only has a black screen with the cursor.


How come my computer crashes with a blue screen after restoring to factory settings? 

by on November 5, 2010

Q: I restored my Acer to factory settings and then inserted the recovery and system CDs. Now all I get is the ‘blue screen of death’ and the computer rebooting automatically. How can I fix this?


Is there a way to restore a laptop to factory settings without a battery? 

by on October 24, 2010

Q: Is there a way to restore a laptop to factory settings without a battery?


How come my computer gets restored to factory settings every time it shuts down? 

by on October 22, 2010

Q: Every time my computer shuts down it restores to factory defaults. I just got a printer with a new software program and it removes it every time. Is there a system setting or program that makes it restore like this?


How come all my programs run slowly even after reinstalling Windows? 

by on September 2, 2010

Q: All of the programs on my computer are running really slowly. I’ve already tried re-installing windows and it didn’t work. What else could it be?


How do I restore my computer to factory settings? 

by on August 21, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Dimension 3100 which is about 4 yrs old and runs like a dog. I think I need to nuke everything on it and reload – there seems to be an F11 option that I tried and didn’t work, so do I just need to reinstall using the XP re-installation CD that came with it? And before I do that do I just do a format C:? I have no idea so any help would be fantastic.


How come my Dell Inspiron is acting up again only days after I restored it back to factory? 

by on August 4, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. I recently restored it back to factory settings. A few days later, it has messed up again. It acts as if its going to start up and then goes to a black screen after the Dell Logo appears. I have tried to reinstall the operating system Windows Vista. What should I do?


How come my computer thinks my C drive is my F drive when I try to restore my computer? 

by on August 1, 2010

Q: I have a problem with my laptop. I was using the windows 7 RC version. It expired and I’m forced to re install windows vista. easy enough. However, when I try to I get the error that 1.42GB memory is used out of a 1.64GB. I tried using system restore, but there is no operating system to select. I went to “load drivers”. I noticed that my C drive is like 1.64GB, and I have an F drive that is 147GB… I think somehow my C and D drives got switched. But, the operating system will only install on the C drive. How can I fix this so that it installs on the F drive? Rather, may be I am able to switch the letters of the drive somehow?