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Hey you posted this earlier i need help!PLEASE!

I'm not sure I understand your problem.
You want to reset your computer to factory settings? So a clean install of Windows?
If yes, tell me which Operating system you are using: XP, XP Media Center Edition, Vista...
Dell didn't deliver a Windows-disk with your system, because the installation can be done from your hard drive.
Please answer my questions and I'll help you further





>>>>>i think i got a virus it says that virus potential or something like that by the clock on the bottom right also it says something in the background about a virus...
my start menu all programs is missing
so is the control panel
the only way i can access these is if i go to safe mode with network.
btw i have no internet on normal mode.
i have a dell with xp pro
please help me

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If you want to reinstall Windows XP from scratch, try this link, it will give you the step by step guide on how to do it.

Note : If you reinstall Windows XP, You will lose you data.

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/geek-to-live-how-to-format-your-hard-drive-and-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

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Try doing a restore on it. That returns it to an earlier version. You can do that in settings. If that doesn't solve it you may have to factory reset. That you can also do in settings. But first try contacting Dell @ see.mypc.com/support.
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I'm not sure I understand your problem.
You want to reset your computer to factory settings? So a clean install of Windows?
If yes, tell me which Operating system you are using: XP, XP Media Center Edition, Vista...
Dell didn't deliver a Windows-disk with your system, because the installation can be done from your hard drive.
Please answer my questions and I'll help you further

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