Factory reset

Forum discussion tagged with Factory reset.
  1. B

    Question I'm going crazy for my missing performance.

    Since i factory reset my windows i have been going crazy bc i have been experiencing allot of lag spikes on my gpu and unseen cpu usage while playing "light" games (other words before factory reseting i never got such high cpu usage on games like Destiny 2 (90'ish%) and cs (70 or 80...
  2. B

    Question Factory Reset but kept my folders.

    I had some gpu issues on the last drivers up-date soo i decided to factory reset but keep my folders for now all good! Installed my stuff went to play and BOOM massive performance hit idk if it's something that went wrong or something carried over from the last time btw C where my windows is...
  3. Louzsy

    Question Games lagging after factory reset

    So, I ran games perfectly no lag nice fps before i factory reset my pc, i recently reset it and im getting random lagspikes, in CS, overwatch, even though i get 300+ fps, its super annoying Cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz Gpu: GTX 980 RAM: 16 GB VRAM: 4 GB All my drivers are up...
  4. U

    [SOLVED] How can I reset a HDD to factory settings externally?

    I have an old laptop that I want to reset and give to someone else, but I need to reset the HDD first, such that it removes all files except Windows 10. I've tried running Windows 10's built-in reset option (Settings > Update and Security > Recovery > Reset this PC), but it's failed everytime...
  5. A

    Question Factory Reset Suggestions

    Hi, I'm having a big issue with my windows time being wrong, I have about 4 threads to try and help me and nobody could come up with anything that worked so let's not focus on that, I'm going to try and restart the computer fully in hope to make it go away, the problem is that I have already...
  6. SwissxPiplup

    Question How Should One Prepare for a Factory Reset?

    Hi there, I ran into an issue that I've been trying to work with for a while now, as far as I've learned the only way to fix this issue is to perform a factory reset, I've finally decided to perform one and was wondering what I should consider, how should I prepare? I have done factory resets...
  7. Pocahontal

    [SOLVED] Please Help, Any Feedback

    I built my own PC with my boyfriend. Certain apps and games wont load. It says that my parameter is incorrect. My boyfriend fiddles around with modding and such for his State Of Decay game. Not exactly sure what he did but he deleted and moved some folders around and now I cant open certain...
  8. _Y_Kaan

    [SOLVED] pc gets blue screen when booting

    when i'm trying to boot up my pc. it goest directy into a blue screen. i have tried to factory reset it, but then it crashes again and goes back into the bluescreen. i have also tried to do it with a usb, but the same thing happens again. the pc crashes and goes into blue screen. furthere more i...
  9. Henwoodo97

    Question Factory reset PC but 750 GB is still taken up on my HDD and i cant seem to remove anything

    750GB is taken up still after factory reset and when i go into uninstall programs none of the games show up Even going into the games files I cant see mto uninstall anyhting as most of them are just random files I cant figure out how to post pictures in here so sorry its just me badly explaining
  10. sn0wbit_

    [SOLVED] is there a way to move windows 10 to another drive without moving data from the original drive?

    ive had my pc since 2015-2016 (kinda forgot) and its been running really slowly, ive tried many methods and none of them have worked, my final resort is just factory resetting, but i dont have the windows install disc and i want to keep the data from my secondary drive. any help? edit: my...
  11. spazbandicoot

    [SOLVED] PC crashes only while Graphics Drivers are installed

    Hi there, Just yesterday afternoon I did a full factory reset and re-install of Windows 10 (NOT via USB) to give my PC a refresh as it had quite a bit of hidden junk on it. Everything was working until I installed the NVIDIA Graphics Driver for my 1060 6GB. With this driver installed, after...
  12. T

    [SOLVED] Factory reset killed my laptop

    Hello everyone, So I've had this laptop (Asus Zenbook UX430U) for about 2 years, rarely using it for the past 1,5 years. I'm starting a new project with it so I wanted to give it a factory reset to get rid of anything I won't need. So that's what I did but when I powered it on afterwards it...
  13. A

    Question Complete restart of the system, hidden data included?

    I was wondering, what's the best way of going about resetting everything, and i mean EVERYTHING, during a system reinstall? Specifically the things that get saved that aren't really an option to change, such as the registry and random data information that keeps popping up from my previous...
  14. J

    Question My Dell Inspiron 5570 is not able to factory Reset?

    I have been having lots of trouble with my one year old Dell Inspiron 15 5570. It has good hardware, but I recently noticed the issue of not being able to install to my hard drive. The laptop has a 120gb SSD and a 1Tb HDD. The HDD was correctly partitioned, but only files could be written to...
  15. M

    Question Can't Connect to Modem After Factory Reset

    I had been having problems with slow internet on my connection for awhile now and a support member at Arris instructed me to factory reset my Arris Surfboard 8200. After performing this, no matter what device I directly plug into it, I can not get any internet. My PC tells me that it can not...
  16. A

    Question Perfectly normal PC extremely slow after factory reset

    Hello everyone. I dont know if Windows 10 forum is the right choice, but I still dont know what is causing my problem. It is most likely something software because it happened 3 times in 3 different PCs. So here is the description I needed to delete all stuff from three all-in-one PCs Lenovo...
  17. A

    Question Hard Drive failure warning after factory restore

    Hi, my 7 year SONY VAIO was not turning on because of an error so I decided to restore it to factory settings by pressing F10. After everything restored like the computer was first time out of the box it began giving me SMART messages of Hard Disk Error upon turning on my computer and I need to...
  18. ceriumin

    Question Will resetting windows 10 clear License?

    I bought a used pc for 200£ with windows pro already installed but it wasn't activated and im paranoid that if i reset my pc, will my windows license reset as well?
  19. smart_Neuron

    How can I upgrade this Desktop PC's Wireless Network Card?

    Hi all - I have five HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC's running Windows 7 Professional (x64). HP Pavilion Elite h8-1360t Product number: B4J27AV https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03425388 All have a Broadcom BCM43225 Half Mini PCI-e Wifi Card and Bluetooth Module 802.11 B/ G/ N...
  20. kol12

    Are sector count warnings indication of possible drive failure?

    I have Current Pending Sector Count and Off -Line Uncorrectable Sector Count warnings on my data hdd. I've had them for quite a while. Are they an indication of eventual drive failure?