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Factory settings restore on dell inspiron 1525 windows vista

Wont get past the first screen. F8 does not work nor comes up any repair selections. Ctrl and F11 do not work and f9 does not work. How do i do the factory settings restore from start up as i can not get into the computer, i do not have any disks and can not get any. HELP PLEASE!!! My old toshiba was easy hit 2 buttons reset it all and done. Now the dell i can not work out and nothing i have looked up is working at all.

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What if you press F8, select "Repair Your Computer" and it doesn't work or your computer simply reboots?? Here's what worked for me.
1) Download Hiren's Boot Cd (IT'S FREE) (hirensbootcd.org/download).
2) Burn the downloaded iso file to a blank DVD.
3) Bootup your laptop using the Hiren's boot cd/dvd.
4) From Hiren's boot cd menu select "Mini Windows XP".
5) From Mini Windows XP select "Command prompt".
6) In the command prompt window, type "d:" and press enter.
7) Still in the command prompt window, type "cd\tools" and press enter.
8) Finally, type "imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\" and press enter.
9) WARNING when you press enter you will completely wipe your c drive.
10) When complete, reboot your computer, should come up with factory settings.

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Get the step-by-step how to guide..http://technical-support-squad.blogspot.in/2012/08/dell-inspiron-how-to-factory-reset.html

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Put recovery disk in the CD drive. On reboot, hold down F12 key. You should get a choice of drives to boot from. Make sure the first two are in the correct order:

1. CD-ROM (optical drive)
2. HDD (hard drive)

then press F10 to save and exit.

Now the laptop should boot correctly from the recovery disk.

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Use the simplest way to reinstall the computer to the factory settings

http://findtechhelp12.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-reinstall-os-in-dell-computer.html

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SOURCE: how can i restore my inspiron 1521

if your running Windows Vista you can try this http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R143625&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1521&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=3601&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=7&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=191736
That's an Image File that re-installs windows onto your machine, just make sure you read the instructions if.when you use it :-).

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Dell has a default partition on the computer and you can install with the same..
If you have windows vista on the computer then tap F8 when the computer turns on and then you will be able to see the advanced boot options.. Select repair my computer.. In the repair my computer screen select the dell factory image restore...
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My Dell won't boot up at all. Tried booting up in safe mode and everything. Nothing seems to work.


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Dell systems has an Image Restore options. In Vista, press F8 on the Dell Logo Screen and select repair your computer. If you're running on XP, Press Ctrl+F11 to boot from the Factory Image Restore partition. Follow the instructions carefully to restore system back to factory image.

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Hi. All Dell Notebooks has this Image Restore in one of the partitions of the hard drive.

You may restore factory settings of your computer but your files will be lost.

Try to boot using safemode with networking first so you can save your files online.

Turn your computer on and on the Dell logo, press Ctrl+F11 if system came with pre-loaded XP then follow the intructions.

If system came with windows Vista, on Dell logo, press F8 and select Repair your computer and press Enter. Click Next and/or enter your password if asked. If not, follow the intructions until your system goes back to factory image.

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