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I would like to restore my Dell 3100C Desk top back to the original factory condition can you help?

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  • Selvin Gayle Feb 14, 2012

    I would like step by step instruction if possible.

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Step by step instructions are located on Dell's support page. Follow the link below. You will want to select the instructions for PC restore first, if that does not work you will need to follow the steps for Manual Reinstallation.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_347576&isLegacy=true

Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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SOURCE: Dell 4600 desktop PC

If you are running Windows XP do a system restore. But BEWARE. You will lose everything you have installed since you started operating.

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turn on your computer and when you see the dell splash screen hit the ctrl key and f11 key and see if you get to see the symantec restore message. if you do see it you can restore your pc to its factory default. if after doing that nothing happens try to restart your computer and when you get to see the dell splash screen pressd f8 5 to 6 times until you get to see the advance boot menu and see whether repair my computer is one of the selection if it is select it and choose restore you pc to factory default. if nothing appears on the advance boot menu of repair my computer. the only option is to do a clean reinstall of your operating system

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Restore factory settings.

Here is the Dell tech support article for PC Restore to re-image the system to the factory settings.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=5A9D1CCAB17AB24BE040AE0AB5E12BFE&docid=325300

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i restore my dell back to factory settings

If you mean BIOS setting, then enter the BIOS, choose Restore Defaults.
If you mean your windows installation, use the Operating System reinstallation CD from DELL (the green CD, for Windows XP). After operating system installed, use your driver CD (usually the blue CD from DELL). If you don't have the CD, please contact Dell support center to get the CD (charges may apply).

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Unable to boot my Dell C521 and want to restore factory defaults

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=6C9BD953D22BB334E040AE0AB8E14D96&docid=336966#restore1_task3

Please follow the link above and ensure that u select the correct operating system to have the right procedure.....

PCrestore might not work in cases when the system has been reinstaled earlier via CD or if the restore partition is correct ...the above link also directs u to the manual reinstallation process

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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