How to Restore an EMachine Computer

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Restoring your computer is a last resort effort that will wipe out any existing files on your hard drive and start over completely from scratch. If your eMachines system is not working properly and you can't seem to find the cause of the problem, you can attempt a restore to resolve the issue. Restoring the computer is a straightforward process that doesn't require any special technical knowledge. You only need to use the restore disk that came with your system and follow the prompts on the screen.

Things You'll Need

  • eMachines system recovery disk
  • Place the recovery disk that came with the eMachines computer into the CD or DVD drive. Restart the computer.

  • Click "Next" when the operating system restoration screen appears. Click "Repair Your Computer" and then select "Next."

  • Locate your eMachine's current operating system in the list of available operating systems, such as "Windows Vista." Click the appropriate choice and then choose "Next."

  • Select "Load Drivers" and wait for the drivers to finish installing. Select "System Restore" and then click "Next."

  • Scroll down through the list of available restore points. Select the first restore point if you want to completely revert the computer to factory settings. Select a later restore point if you just want to roll back any changes to your computer to an earlier date.

  • Click "Next" and then select "Finish." Click "Yes" and then choose "Restart" to restore the eMachines computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some eMachines computer models include a restore partition on the hard drive that you can use if you no longer have the recovery disk. Restart the computer and press "F11" repeatedly until a new screen appears. Choose "Full System Restore" and then full follow the prompts on the screen.
  • Restoring your computer to its factory settings deletes every file on your system. Before starting the restore process be sure to save any data you want to a backup source such as a USB drive.

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