Question about Dell OptiPlex GX150 PC Desktop
I own a Dell Optiplex GX150. I am trying to access the system partition
that will allow me to restore back to my factory settings. This
computer was purchased back around 2001 and did not arrive with any
My issue is that I have too much junk filling up my computer and need to erase my hard drive without erasing my system files that it needs to operate. As I don't have the CD to restore Windows XP this is a severe problem I am encountering.
I read that restarting the computer and pressing Ctrl + F11 would access that partition and allow me to revert to these factory settings. I tried it but it didn't do anything.
How do I restore my Dell Optiplex GX150's factory settings without erasing my necessary system files that it needs to operate? Please help.
This is from the Dell support site. You were correct in pressing ctrl+f11 but perhaps you did not press at the correct time. If in following these first two steps you do not get the recovery console, it may not have been installed on your computer.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.
The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.
When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
I have a Dell xp professional and my restore is blocked out so that I can not restore it to a previous date or restart in safe mode what do I do?
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
The only other way to run the Dell System Restore is in Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore
This method can work if you have created Restore Points, or you can use the automatic System Checkpoints. Any dates that the system is capable of restoring to will be in bold on the calendar display after selecting "Restore my computer to an earlier time."
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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