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How to restore your Dell Inspiron Laptop to factory setting.

Most major corruption of the operating system usually requires factory image restoration. The steps below mostly apply's to most Dell systems specially Dell Inspiron Laptop. A note of caution though, the following process will wipe out all the data on your hard drive, so please consider backing up if you have important data on the hard drive.
Here's what you need to do:
1. Turn your computer off.2. Disconnect any external devices such as mouse, usb drives, internet cable, port replicators, etc.3. Turn your the computer on, as soon as you see the Dell logo, press and hold down Ctrl, while holding down Ctrl, tap or press F11 several times.4. Once booted to the recovery environment, follow the onscreen instruction in restoring to factory setting.
Hope this will help.
Regards,
Mel

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Please help me factory reset my dell inspiron 6400 it's won't do it cause it tells me it is in safe mode how do I fix it


Krystal spears,
Below is information to restore your system using PC Restore. If the image is corrupt or you have formatted the hard drive you will have to manually reinstall Windows, Drivers and Software.
PC Restore

Use Dellâ„¢ PC Restore to quickly and easily restore a system to the factory image. PC Restore is not meant to replace normal troubleshooting steps. It is meant to be used only as a last resort when troubleshooting a system.
An image of the system is created at the factory and stored on a hidden partition. To start the application, press <Ctrl><F11> when the blue bar with "www.dell.com" is displayed during the boot process. PC Restore only takes a few minutes to restore the operating system.
WARNING:
Using PC Restore removes any software or data files loaded onthe system. Be sure to warn the customer before starting PC Restore.
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Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Mar 25, 2015 | Dell Computers & Internet

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how to repormat a laptop


Before reformatting the pc you must back up necessary files and applications that you might have. Because during the process all files would be deleted and pc would be back to its factory default. You may follow the steps below to reformat the pc.

1. Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo
appears, press <F8> several times to access
the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.
2. Select Repair Your Computer.
3. The System Recovery Options window
appears.
4. Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
5. To access the recovery options, log on as a
local user. To access the command prompt,
type administrator in the User name
field, then click OK.

6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell
Factory Image Restore welcome screen
appears.
NOTE: Depending upon your configuration,
you may need to select Dell Factory Tools,
then Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion
screen appears.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with
Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.
8. Click the checkbox to confirm that you want
to continue reformatting the hard drive and
restoring the system software to the factory
condition, then click Next.
The restore process begins and may take
five or more minutes to complete. A message
appears when the operating system and
factory-installed applications have been
restored to factory condition.
9. Click Finish to reboot the system.
Operating System Reinstallation
Before you Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows
operating system to correct a problem with a
newly installed driver, first try using Windows
Device Driver Rollback. If Device Driver Rollback
does not resolve the problem, then use System
Restore to return your operating system to the
operating state it was in before you installed
the new device driver. See "Using Microsoft
Windows System Restore" on page 38.
NOTICE: Before performing the installation,
back up all data files on your primary
hard drive. For conventional hard drive
configurations, the primary hard drive is the
first drive detected by the computer.
To reinstall Windows, you need the following
items:
• Dell Operating System media
• Dell Drivers and Utilities media
Restoring Your Operating System
NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities media
contains drivers that were installed during
the assembly of the computer. Use the
Dell Drivers and Utilities media to load any
required drivers. Depending on the region
from which you ordered your computer, or
whether you requested the media, the Dell
Drivers and Utilities media and Operating
System media may not ship with your
computer.
Reinstalling Windows
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours
to complete. After you reinstall the operating
system, you must also reinstall the device
drivers, virus protection program, and other
software.
1. Save and close any open files and exit any
open programs.
2. Insert the Operating System disc.
3. Click Exit if the Install Windows message
appears.
4. Restart the computer.
5. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>
immediately.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot
sequence for one time only. On the next
start-up, the computer boots according to
the devices specified in the system setup
program.
6. When the boot device list appears, highlight
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive and press <Enter>.
7. Press any key to Boot from CD-ROM.
Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation.
manuals are here http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...5/en/index.htm

Mar 23, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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how to restore my laptop to its factory settings


Proir to restoring computer devices, ascertain that resources that would require backup is securely preserved. For example, computers loose resources least complented by the manufcturer with restoration to factory settings. Also significant is consulting with technician to ascertain the condition of device that least require facory settings. Usually a condition is resolvable with an alternate means least requiring factory settings. Prior arrangments that make restoration attainable includes acquiring the tool resources either as disk roms that contain programs. Usually the computer manufacturer would have provided the restore resources either as disk roms either CD or DVD. Recent computers however have built in programs restore media in which instance restore is possible without disk roms materials. Depending on the condition of the computer considering recent innovation would either require disk material to attain restore or builing functions. Usually refering to the computer support experts with conditions that are encounted would attain means to resolve.

Feb 19, 2011 | HP Mini 210-1030NR Netbook

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how do i restore factory settings


Most major corruption of the operating system usually requires factory image restoration. The steps below mostly apply's to most Dell systems specially Dell Inspiron Laptop. A note of caution though, the following process will wipe out all the data on your hard drive, so please consider backing up if you have important data on the hard drive.
Here's what you need to do:
1. Turn your computer off.2. Disconnect any external devices such as mouse, usb drives, internet cable, port replicators, etc.3. Turn your the computer on, as soon as you see the Dell logo, press and hold down Ctrl, while holding down Ctrl, tap or press F11 several times.4. Once booted to the recovery environment, follow the onscreen instruction in restoring to factory setting.
Hope this will help.
Regards,
Mel

Feb 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

how do i restore my dell back to factory settings


Hi,
You can follow the link below , for step by step instructions
http://tinyurl.com/5j2b62



Thanks
proton

Dec 27, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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