I am trying to factory reset my Iqon Laptop, NOT due to a critical windows error, but I want to start afresh, get rid of everything (old virus' etc) and hopefully make the Laptop run smoother.
(please bare in mind, my Internal DVD Drive does not work)
So far I have,
1- Attached External DVD Drive, and put in my Windows XP Re-Installation CD. This came with the laptop.
2- Changed BIOS to load from CD first
3- Pressed F10, F12, F11, F2 in boot up to get to a recovery mode, but only got lists of safe mode and set up etc.
4- Transferred all Installation CD data to a USB Memory Stick and changed BIOS to USB first.
But nothing seems to work. Windows just always seems to start up.
The closet I have got is to go into the files on the recovery disc and launch it from windows, but this gets 1/2 way through something and then stops.
Also when I try with the USB stick, windows does not launch, but nothing happens, black screen.
Sorry for the long explanation, but wanted to say what I have already tried.
Any help will be much appreciated.