DeBog

Slow Computer Solutions

Restore PC to factory state and like-new performance

What is Factory Recovery?

Restoring everything like it was a new computer. Everything is cleaned out - just like when you bought it.

System Recovery

On many systems less than 6 or so years old, it is possible to do a Full System Recovery with a few key strokes. In others, this requires Recovery CD's, which came with your computer, [or are available from the manufacturer].

The ROI of a full system restore

The effects of a full system restore on PC speed are the most dramatic, but there is a cost.

The process can take hours to complete, and require backing up personal files and re-installing software.

And, if your computer has too little Memory (RAM) or your fans are full of dust for example, the fix will be short lived.

Quick reference guide to enter restore menu for various PC

Make Key(s) Notes RecoveryCD
Acer Alt+F10 During Boot Acer Recovery CD
Asus F9 During Boot, after logo appears Asus Recovery CD
Dell Ctrl+F11 or F8 During Boot, after logo appears Dell Recovery CD
eMachines F8 During Boot, after logo appears eMachines Recovery CD
Gateway F11 or R During Boot Gateway Recovery CD
HP/Compaq F10 During Boot, after logo appears HP Recovery CD
IBM/Lenovo F11 During Boot IBM/Lenovo Recovery CD
NEC F11 During Boot NEC Support
Packard Bell F11 During Boot, after logo Appears Acer Recovery CD
Sony Vaio F10 During Boot, after logo Appears Sony Vaio Recovery CD
Toshiba 0 (zero) Press and hold before powering up Toshiba Recovery CD