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