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Restore factory settings on netbook ?

Basically I have this netbook,

Zoostorm Freedom 10-270 10.2in

I want to restore it to factory settings so I can sell it on, unfortunately I can't work out how to, tryed pressing all the f keys f1 f2 etc, there is no restore partition on the hdd and tryed google with no answers, was hoping someone on here could possibly help ?

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Did you buy this from Ebay oO

Original Poster

bossyboots

Did you buy this from Ebay oO



Yeah used it once, going to sell it on, don't worry wont be for over rrp.

bargaincrazy09

Yeah used it once, going to sell it on, don't worry wont be for over rrp.



Just jesting

from their website...

Windows VistaThe unit comes with a hard drive based recovery solution. If … Windows VistaThe unit comes with a hard drive based recovery solution. If you need to re-install the O/S, please follow the below guide. This will remove all files and data on the computer so a backup must be performed before continuing.Keep tapping F8 on bootChoose ‘Repair Your Computer’ from the Windows Advanced Start-up MenuFollow the on screen prompts to log in under your usernameClick on Command PromptType 'restore' without the 'Follow the on screen promptsWindows 7Using Internal RecoveryThe unit comes with a hard drive based recovery solution. If you need to re-install the O/S, please follow the below guide. This will remove all files and data on the computer so a backup must be performed before continuing.Keep tapping F8 on bootChoose ‘Repair Your Computer’ from the Windows Advanced Start-up MenuFollow the on screen prompts to log in under your usernameClick on Reinstall WindowsFollow the on screen prompts



Edited by: "SUMMONER" 16th Jan 2011

Computers with different Bios's have different buttons to press, to do this. Like the previous post suggested try pressing F8,or it could be F2, F11, F12 it will be one of these.

I'm sorry. If there is no restore partition how are you hopeing to reinstall windows from the hd?

jonny619447

I'm sorry. If there is no restore partition how are you hopeing to … I'm sorry. If there is no restore partition how are you hopeing to reinstall windows from the hd?



Most restore partitions are hidden so that is why you cannot see it on windows. I had this netbook before. Assuming the original hard drive is fitted there will be a hidden partition on it. I did have a problem myself though when I tried to restore it as it stopped half way through reporting files missing.

Original Poster

Deano467

Most restore partitions are hidden so that is why you cannot see it on … Most restore partitions are hidden so that is why you cannot see it on windows. I had this netbook before. Assuming the original hard drive is fitted there will be a hidden partition on it. I did have a problem myself though when I tried to restore it as it stopped half way through reporting files missing.



Wow that's kind of put me off a bit, did you manage to sort it ok ?

bargaincrazy09

Wow that's kind of put me off a bit, did you manage to sort it ok ?



If the reinstallation fails the netbook rolls back to the original OS and no changes are made, so it was OK. I was reinstalling before I sold it. Instead I just deleted my user data and created a new account which was fine.

Maybe your best idea if you cannot restore from the partition is to get a "windows upgrade anytime" disk, thats what I use when I do a fresh install (As long as you have your windows product key)

Original Poster

jonny619447

Maybe your best idea if you cannot restore from the partition is to get a … Maybe your best idea if you cannot restore from the partition is to get a "windows upgrade anytime" disk, thats what I use when I do a fresh install (As long as you have your windows product key)



Thanks for this, unfortunately I dont have an external dvd drive

Original Poster

Argh I just got the error code 0x80070570 when trying to do it.

bargaincrazy09

Thanks for this, unfortunately I dont have an external dvd drive



Why do you need an external DVD drive?

Use your internal one

Original Poster

I don't have an internal one lol.

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