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Recovery:
System recovery process is used to restore the system in the event of problem like if you face any problem with your computer services or unable to start the computer or you are facing some problem but after lots of step, the problem is not resolved.
Recovery allows the user to reformat the hard drive and re-install the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped from manufacturer.

In another word we can say that it restores the computer to the condition it was in at the time of purchase and this term is called Factory Restore.

1.       REQUIREMENT TO RUN RECOVERY: - Recovery Disc or Recovery Drive must be available.


Note: Before doing recovery please take the backup of  your all data from your computer and also use a key finder software to find the key of your paid software you have in your computer otherwise there is not way you will get that data and software back.

We can run recovery using the Recovery Drive which should be available on Windows Explorer.

If we do not get Recovery Drive in Windows Explorer then we can check it using Disk Management.         

2. ADVANTAGE OF SYSTEM RECOVERY
Let’s go with an example to understand the benefit or Advantage of System Recovery:- Mr. ABC contacted us because he was unable to start his computer. To fix this we tried to lots of steps but non of them worked, in this situation System Recovery will play very important role to start your computer if there is software related problem in your computer.
  
3.DISADVANTAGE OF SYSTEM RECOVERY
As Recovery restore the computer on that stage when we had purchased the computer so once we will run recovery it will remove all the data from the computer and take computer to the original state when it was manufactured from the company. Which means if you run a recovery without taking the backup then you will lose all personal files, including photos, emails and programs and this is the worst part of the recovery.


4.  DEFAULT KEYS WHICH ARE MOSTLY USED TO RUN RECOVERY ON COMPUTER         ACCORDING TO COMPUTER BRAND:-

Computer Brand
Key to Run Recovery
DELL
On Booting time press Ctrl Key + F11 key OR F8 key to access the Recovery option
HP
On Booting time press F11 key.
SONY
Press Assist button on booting time OR press F10 key on booting time
TOSHIBA
Press "F8" key while Toshiba logo appears and after that select repair option to run recovery. OR Press and hold the zero key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your computer and when the machine starts beeping, release the zero key.
GATEWAY
On Booting time press F11 key.
ACER
press Alt+F10 at the same time as soon as you see the ACER logo appear during boot  to access the Recovery option
SAMSUNG
On Booting time press F4 key to access the Recovery option

5. NOTE: IN MOST CASES THESE UPPER KEYS USED TO RUN RECOVERY ON THE GIVEN COMPUTER BRAND BUT SOMETIMES WITH SOME COMPUTER MODEL THESE KEY DO NOT SUPPORT. SO IF THESE KEY WILL NOT WORK THEN WE SHOULD GO WITH COMPUTER MANUAL ACCORDING TO PARTICULAR MODEL NUMBER TO ACCESS THE RECOVERY WIZARD.


A.  Steps to run recovery on HP computer Windows 7

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices and cables such as Personal Media Drives, USB drives, printers, and faxes. Remove media from internal drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, or power cord .
  3. Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.

  1. Under I need help immediately , click System Recovery .
  2. When System Recovery prompts you to back up your files, select a backup option:
o    If you have already backed up personal files or you do not want to back up personal files, select Recover without backing up your files , and then click Next . Continue to the next step.
  1. Click OK in the warning that appears.
  2. After the system recovery is complete, click Finish to restart the computer. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup.
  3. Once the setup is complete, turn off the computer, reconnect all devices and cables, and then turn on the computer.
  4. Before using the computer, update and protect your computer. Reinstall any virus and security software that was installed before the system recovery.

  5. Reinstall any software programs that were added after purchasing the computer, as well as any files that were backed up.

B.  Steps to run recovery on Dell Computer
STEP 1.
Turn on the laptop and as soon as Dell logo appears on the screen press on the Ctrl Key + F11 key OR F8 key.
STEP 2.
You should get a screen with advanced boot options.
Select the first option “Repair Your Computer” and press on the Enter key.

STEP 3.
After a while the system restore option box will appear on the screen.
Select your keyboard layout and press on the Next button.

STEP 4.
At the next dialog box it will ask you for the user name and password.
Select your name from the drop down menu (you have to have administrative rights on this laptop). Enter the password and press OK button.

STEP 5.
Click on the  Dell Factory Image Restore option in the next box.

STEP 6.
Finally, you’ll get the Dell Factory Image Restore box. Click Next and follow instructions on the screen to complete the recovery.


C.  Steps to run recovery on Toshiba  computer Windows 7

1)      Hold down the power button for ten seconds to switch off your machine

2)  Press and hold the zero key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch         on your notebook

3)  When the machine starts beeping, release the zero key

4) When prompted by the warning screen, select Yes to continue with the system recovery

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software and click Next

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state and Click Next again

7) Click Next to Start the recovery.

              8) And follow instruction on the screen to complete the recovery.

D.  Steps to run recovery on Acer computer Windows 7

  1. Turn the system on
  2. Immediately, press ALT on the keyboard and start tapping F10.
    Continue holding ALT and tapping F10 as the unit boots up.
  3. A screen stating "Starting Acer Erecovery" should appear.
    (Release ALT and stop tapping F10 at this point)
  4. Select Restore system to factory default
  5. Read the on-screen warning and choose Yes.

  6. Click Next. The recovery process will start.

E.Steps to run recovery on Gateway Computer Windows Vista

  1. Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives.
  2. Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process.
  3. After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
  4. Turn on the computer. After the Gateway BIOS logo appears, repeatedly press the F8 key. The Advanced Boot Options menu opens.
  5. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to select Repair your Computer, and then press the ENTER key.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.
  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click the down arrow to select a user account that has Administrator rights, then click OK.
Note: The Administrator account is disabled by default.
  1. In the System Recovery Options window, select Recovery Manager.
  2. In the Gateway Recovery Center window, click Next.
  3. In the Gateway system recovery window, select Full factory recovery.
  4. In the All data will be lost window, select Yes, and then click Next.
  5. The Windows partition is formatted and Windows is installed.
  6. In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish.
  7. In the System Recovery Options window, select Restart.
  8. The computer restarts.
  9. Windows prepares to start for the first time. This may take a few minutes.
  10. Drivers and applications are installed. This process will take several minutes. The more drivers and applications that need to be installed, the longer the process will take.
Note: The following Out of Box Experience (OOBE) screens may vary slightly between computer models.
  1. In the Set Up Windows screen, select the appropriate options and then click Next.
  2. In the Please read the license terms screen, check I accept the license terms, and then click Next.
  3. In the Choose a user name and picture screen, enter the appropriate information and then click Next.
  4. In the Type a computer name and choose a desktop background screen, enter the appropriate information, and then click Next.
  5. In the Help protect Windows automatically screen, select Use recommended settings.
  6. In the Review your time and date settings screen, enter the appropriate information and then click Next.
  7. In the Thank You screen, click Start.
  8. Windows checks the computer's performance. Depending on hardware, this process could take from 3 to 15 minutes to complete.
  9. Windows prepares the desktop.
  10. Installation is complete.

Now you can use your computer and it will work life a new one.

Thanks.