From not starting properly and presenting an error message to crashing in the middle of a program, your Packard Bell computer is vulnerable to problems and errors. Over time, viruses and other problems can cripple your Windows-based computer and you will need to restore the system to its factory settings. Your Packard Bell system includes the tools to make a restore recovery disk that can be used to recover your system when problems arise.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Blank CDs
- Permanent marker
Click "Start," "All Programs," "Packard Bell."
Click on "Packard Bell Recovery Management." The Packard Bell Recovery Management utility will open.
Click on "Create factory default disc" to create recovery discs of your hard drive's entire original contents, including the operating system and loaded software and drivers.
Click on "Create driver and application backup disc" to create recovery discs of only the factory-loaded software and drivers. Note, Packard Bell recommends you create both types of recovery discs.
The "Create Backup Disc" dialogue box will open informing you how many blank CDs you will need to complete the process.
Insert a blank CD into your computer's CD-ROM/Writer drive. Click "Next."
The burn process will begin. The CD will automatically eject once the process is complete.
Remove the CD from the drive tray. Use a permanent marker to label the disk "Recovery Disk 1" or similar wording.
Insert a blank CD when prompted. Click "OK" to start the burning process.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each CD required until the process is complete.
Tips and warnings
- Store your Packard Bell restore recovery disks in a safe place like a fireproof safe.
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