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Restore the dell system to original configuration

I just now formatted C drive and earlier i crated backup for it with norton ghost. how to restoreit to original config. my sytem details are dell inspiron
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Insert the norton ghost cd and restart to boot off the cd. Then click advanced recovry tasks then select utilities select map network drive select drive letter then select the image to copy to the drive.
Mine is norton 9.0 so if you have the newer one it will be different

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