Restore Windows® XP to Factory Settings Without Disk
One of the most common reasons for wanting to go back to their factory settings is when your system files have become corrupt. And in this situation people generally try to restore to factory settings by using a restore CD but there are chances of this CD getting lost and in such situations you can restore to factory settings using the boot manager or menu. You can also use the BIOS settings option to restore. For that you have to press the “F2” button and then the set-up page will be shown. In this page, you will have an option called restore factory setting and just click the button and confirm it and you will finish it. And when you do this process you should keep in mind some important things.
- Use Window ®XP system restore
- Keep a back up of all the important data
- Log on to as administrator
Use Windows® XP systems restore
Your Windows XP will have a system restore option which keeps back up of your data in the registry. You can see the system restore option on the top of the “Start” menu when you click on that. You will immediately get a screen from where you can choose the option to go back to the earlier restore point and go back to the factory settings. It is always better if you can run your system restore in a safe mode; this will give you a better result. There are instances when you get error messages when you try to restore to your earlier settings, in such cases use safe mode restore.
Keep a back up of all the important data
When you restore your Windows® XP to the factory settings there might data loss. You will never get this lost data back. So, it’s always better if you backup your PC before starting. Some PCs do not need CDs to restore the settings; it can be done from the options stored within it. But a complete back up has to be done before restoring the settings to avoid loss of data. So, you can transfer the data that you have once saved for a successful complete restore.
You can perform an almost error free system restore to factory settings by logging on to Windows® as administrator. Open the ‘System restore option’ and select the ‘Option restore my computer’. To bring it to the earlier state click on it and confirm. During this process a system restore message will appear of what all changes in configurations will be made after system restore.