emachine M5124 lapton - how to restore to factory setings

beezo

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hi guys,

my mate has just given me his lappy as its playing up!! he wants it completely wiping and xp reinstalling.

He hasnt got any OS cd's as it didnt come with any.

can you tell me if there is a shortcut key that will format the hard drive and re install xp?? my dell laptop has this feature but i cant find out if this emachines laptop can do the same thing!!

thanx
 

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try tapping F10 key whilst booting. Or some it's Alt F10.

Thats if it has a hidden restore partition.

If that dont work borrow a windows disk from a m8 that matches the license sticker on your lappy.
 

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Download the drivers from here:

Drivers
...or direct from here DRIVERS

Then reformat the PC with a copy of windows xp and install the drivers on it.

XP can be obtained from the following places:
Rshare
T0rrents
NZB
PC world
 

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you could try f5 or f11....

but if memory serves me right emachines come with a restore disc..... with the image on them.

usually the drivers are stored under c:\drivers\ so could be worth backing them up first....

also make a note of the display adapter/sound/wireless and lan card....

may need to download them later on....

get yourself a copy of xp...... if you have a sticker you will need the 'oem' version

if not jsy get hold of a pro ;)

good luck :)
 
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