Originally Posted by ScottGem
Reboot means to power the PC off and back on again. So that's not what you want.
Did your PC come with Recovery disks or does it have a recovery partition? If so, that would be the best thing to do. Use the Recovery feature to restore it to factory settings. This will wipe out any data and programs you have saved, so you might want to save the data to CD first. And make sure you have the install disk.files for all the other software.
The first time I heard of a computer that come with no recovery disks and had the info that would be on disks right on the computer was when my roommate bought a computer in Nov 2005. Lets say a computer crashes and needs to be reloaded again like it was when the computer was bought. How can having no recovery disks, but rather a recovery partition work to restore the computer? If a computer needs to be reloaded again than wouldn't the recovery partition also have problems with it. If I am wrong it's ok. What is install disk.files? If one only have the recory partition than would they not have the disk.files you are talking about.