Samsung System Media Recovery

Updated June 05, 2017

Samsung system recovery software is designed to restore function to a computer after a system crash. Users have four recovery options: Basic and complete restores, data restoration and driver installation.

Basic Restore

The registry of a computer's operating system holds important files necessary for the function of many operating system components. If one or more of these files becomes damaged, the registry and operating system may fail. A basic system restore with Samsung recovery software installs fresh copies of essential files, enabling the operating system to regain function. Basic restores do not effect a user's personal files. To perform a basic restoration, select the "Basic Restore" option from the Samsung recovery media.

Complete Restore

When a Samsung computer's operating system is damaged by viruses or erroneous software, it may need a complete restore. To do this, a backup needs to have been made prior to the system crash. Selecting the "Complete Restore" option from the Samsung Recovery menu will enable you to select a backup date. This process restores the computer to the exact condition it was in when the backup was created. Personal files may be affected by a complete restore, depending on their existence at the time of the backup creation.

Data Restoration

When files accidentally get deleted, Samsung recovery software can help recover them, if they were backed up. Selecting "Data Restore" on the Samsung recovery software menu will allow users to back up folders and locate missing files. To ensure that your files will be in these archives, back up your work regularly.

System Driver Installation

Samsung computers require custom software drivers. These drivers allow Windows to communicate with the computer's hardware. Sound, graphic and mouse drivers are all included in the Samsung recovery software. If the sound stops working on a Samsung laptop, the drivers for it can be reinstalled by entering the "System Software Installation" menu on the recovery media. Display drivers also can be restored with the menu, as well as other system utilities, such as USB ports and custom keyboard keys.

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Justen Everage is a computer and mechanical engineer. Specializing in the fields of computer science, mechanics and information technology, he writes technical manuals for several online publications, administers websites and repairs electronics. Everage is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in business information systems from Ashford University.