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How to get factory settings for my Dell Inspiron 1505

I need to restore my laptop to factory settings. Do not have a CD. I understand it is possible without one. Any ideas?

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  • hisham_aq Dec 09, 2008

    Both of these solutions are excellent. I used Solution#1 as my machine just has XP only.
    1. I was able to restrore to Factory Settings in 25 minutes.
    2. Now ..I have a new machine :)

    Thanks a lot to both of you.

    ** This machine came with a Trend Micro Internet Security. It installed that as well. I guess this is enough to prevent virus attacks?


  • delcap Dec 27, 2008

    Dell Inspiron 8500 - can't seem to get to the menu to restore settings. I have the computer off, and as I am powering it up I am holding down the Ctrl key and pressing F11 - every time it opens Windows. It works but has so much junk on it and I want to give it some children without all of my documents, software and files.



  • CarlaP7806 Dec 30, 2008

    how do you restore a inspiron 1501 dell without a disc it has some virus's on it and i need to wipe it out and restore the computer but i have no disc and do not want to purchase one. I was able to fix my hp that had 75 virus's on it with out a restore disc by just holding down F11 at start up. Please let me know about how to fix my dell on how to restore it!

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop 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.

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.

Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.

Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.

Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.

Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...

This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.

Feel free to get technical assistance for all models of Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop at
http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/

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Hold ctrl down and tap f11 while booting...then restore menu will come...

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If you have Windows Vista you can press F8 while booting to access the Windows Startup Repair and then select the Factory Image Restor.

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