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Dell laptop inspiron 1000

Trying to restore my factory setting not sure what keys to use. Tried F11 also F8 dosen't work please help!!!

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Try CTRL+F11

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My inspiron 1018 won't boot. i need to reinstall or repair my software. it does not have a cd drive. please advice action.


The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 series of netbooks come with recovery software that can restore your netbook's original factory settings. Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbooks with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 can be recovered to the factory settings using a recovery partition on the hard drive.
Windows Vista or 7
Turn on or restart your Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. Press the "F8" key repeatedly when the "Dell" logo appears on the screen to be redirected to the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.
Highlight "Repair Your Computer," and then press "Enter."
Highlight the language layout you want to use for your keyboard and click "Next." Enter your username and password if prompted. Click "OK."
Click "Dell Factory Image Restore," and then click "Next." The recovery software on some Dell Mini systems may require you to click "Dell Factory Tools" followed by "Dell Factory Image Restore" and "Next."
Click "Next" if you understand the netbook will be restored to its original factory settings. The recovery process will begin.
Click "Finish" when a message appears saying the recovery is complete. The netbook will restart and boot up to the Windows Vista or Windows 7 set-up screen, where you can begin personalizing your netbook.

Windows XP Recovery
Turn on the computer. Press the "Ctrl" and "F11" keys at the same time while the computer is booting up to access the recovery software.
Click "Restore."
Click "Confirm" to begin the recovery process, which shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes.
Click "Finish" to restart the computer and finalize the installation. Click "Yes" to restart the netbook again. The computer will boot up to the Windows XP setup screen


Here is a link which will take you to the site which will allow you to download a ZIP file with a WEB PAGE type service manual for your 1018, after a 45 second wait. (They want you to sign up for premium service but NOT NEEDED) Click again after wait?
After download, open the ZIP file and copy all contents to a new folder. Double click the Contents.html file to open in a web browser, then use the built in shortcuts to navigate the manual.

http://www.laptopmanual.net/manual/Download_Dell_Inspiron_Mini10_1018_Service_Manual/2846/1

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Jul 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I was given an old Dell Precision 340 formatted with windows xp. i want to return the system to its original factory settings. I've tried to follow several different solutions to no avail. I was told...


If the previous owner ever formatted the disk, then they probably wiped out the hidden restore partion if one existed. This link will take to you to a restore disk ordering site. You can order the disks to restore to factory. $29.99
http://recovery-disks.com/dell/precision/dell-precision-workstation-340.html

OR you can go to Dell and find/order restore disks there..
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/details?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~tab=2&~ck=anavml

Jul 17, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I tried to use the ctrl f11 to reformat my drive and it does not work


Hi,

Ctrl + F11 works with DELL desktop/laptops with XP operating system to restore computer to factory settings, that too if your recovery partition is intact. So, If you have the same configuration and you are pressing "ctrl + f11" correctly on the dell logo when it comes in the begening, It should work.

If its not then your recovery partition might be damaged and you need a windows disk to repair/reinstall windows.

Otherwise, if you are using any other operating system like "windows vista" or "7", follow the below process.

Power off the laptop. Remove any peripheral devices such as speakers, printers or flash drives that are not necessary to this operation. Connect your laptop to power/adapter.

Very Important: Please make sure you have backed up all important data because restoring your device to factory settings will result in loss of all data and software, Though all software that came preinstalled with the computer will come back.

1. Backup your important data in external hard-drive or flash drive.
2. Shut down the computer.
3. Turn the PC back on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
4. Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
5. Choose your keyboard & language options and click OK
6. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Complete PC restore" which is probably the second last option.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
8. When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
9. Click "Next"
10. Click "Yes"
11. You may notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
12. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish".

13. Computer will restart and it will boot to desktop just fine. It might ask you to configure some settings as this is equivalent to starting a new computer.
Cheers.!!!

May 15, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How to restore dell inspirion 1570 to factory default


I am sorry to hear that. To perform the Dell PC Restore this really depends on what Operating System the Dell shipped with. Please note this type of restore will remove everything that has been added (files, programs etc) since receiving the system from Dell.
if the system shipped with XP you will just need to press Ctrl and F11 at the Dell screen when the computer first turns on.

If the system shipped with Windows Vista:

"Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Note: You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.

Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.

Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer."

I hope this helps.

Mar 08, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How can I restore my laptop dell d 830 to its factory settings without a cd


Hi darioindc,

Follow the instruction below to help you restore your laptop to the factory settings.

1) Turn on the computer.

2) As the computer starts, press 'F8' on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.

NOTE: You must press 'F8' before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press 'F8' after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen.

3) Press the 'Down Arrow' on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press 'Enter'.

4) Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

5) Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

6) Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

7) In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.

8) Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.

9) Click Next.

10) When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. Now your computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

NOTE: You can restore the laptop only if there is a Recovery Partition and/or if you haven't deleted it.

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Arun Zac

Nov 27, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Hello. I want to restore my Dell Dimension 4300 to original factory settings


press the 'ctrl' and F11 when the blue bar w/the dell.com appears. Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition Dell has supplied the user with a backup image made at the factory, and this backup is stored in the DSR partition. It is this backup that is restored from when the Ctrl+F11 keys are pressed.

Jan 01, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I want to restore my dell netbook to factory


FOr this if you have windows vista

1. Restart your compuetr and the moment you see something on screen start tapping F8 key slowly and keep tapping utill you see a black screen with some optioons in white color.
2. The first option will be Repair your computer. Highlight it and select that by hitting enter.
3. It will take you to screen where you will find some option where there would be 6 options and you have to select the last one.
4. It will ask you for confirmation of data deletion you can proceed if you dont want data.
5. It will take 15 to 20 mins to complete the procedure and the system will restart.

If you are using windows Xp

1. WHen you restart the computer you have to press and hold Ctrl key and then you have to keep tapping F11 key and it will take you to the same screen where it will ask you for data deletion.

This is how you can proced on.

thanks

Deepak

Oct 28, 2009 | Dell Operating Systems

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Hi, I have lost the recovery cd for my dell inspiron 710 m


You can attempt to recover the system using the built-in recovery partition (if your system has one). Shut down the computer completely, and restart it with the power button. When the Dell logo appears, try pressing Ctrl-F11 or Alt-F11 at this screen, and if your system has the recovery partition, it should boot to it, and give you instructions on how to restore your system using this method. If this does not work, however, you can request Dell to send you replacement recovery disks for your model of computer by going *here* Just keep in mind Dell may charge for the disks, so if you do need to order them, be prepared to pay a minor fee, by using a credit card on their secured website. (Usually $20-40 USD)

Whatever the circumstances, be forewarned that restoring your system with either of these methods will erase the contents of your hard drive, so be sure to back up your important files that you cannot afford to lose *BEFORE* doing the restore, as you will not be able to get them back without advanced data recovery services, which can get extremely expensive.

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Restore factory default on HP mini laptop.


Hey guy's stop wasting your time on asking stupid questions! The hidden system recovery for HP mini 110 is this~
1st - Make it sure the Adapter and the Battery is already attached on your laptop.
2nd - Press the power button to turn it on.
3rd - When you see the HP logo on screen just easily press F6 rapidly.
4th - Stop pressing the F6 when the "Windows Starting" appears on.
5th - After that easily read all the useful instructions on how to system restore your HP mini 110.

Note: Don't mind the Dell, F10 or anything just do this ok?

Tech.Support ~ jhayr

Apr 17, 2009 | HP Operating Systems

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Cleaaring my harddrive


What OS do you have?? You might need the restore cd.

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