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I need to do a PC restore on my Dell Inspirion 1501. How do I do this? I was told to shut down and when the computer comes on, hold down ctrl and click F11. There is nothing for a PC Restore other than restore to a previous date. I don't want to do this. I want to restore to factory settings and I do not find this option at all. Can you help me?

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Hi,
Do you have Dell Recovery Disk?, they usually come when you buy the laptop.

If you do:
Inset Disk 1 into the drive and Restart your computer.

Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be asked to insert Disk 2. Do so and wait till everything has finished installing.

If you don't have the Recovery Disk then you need to get them from the Dell.com site.


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How do I reset to factory settings without the disk


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In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.

1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11
2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application.
3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration.
4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings

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Before attempting to factory restore your laptop make sure you back up any data you need to the storage drive and remove all USB (or other) connections.


  1. Step 1 Turn your computer on. As soon as you see the Dell logo appear on the screen, press and hold "CTRL" and "F11." This starts the Dell PC2_bing.gif Restore by Symantec application.
  2. Step 2 Click "Restore" on the first screen that appears.
  3. Step 3 Click "Confirm" when asked to confirm whether you are sure you want to restore your computer to factory settings. The process takes about 6 to 10 minutes to restore your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Click "Finish" after the Dell has been completely restored.
  5. Step 5 Click "Yes" and then "Next" when prompted and the computer will restart. After the restart, click "OK."

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I have a dell 1501 inspirion laptop how to i re boot it to factory settings i did it once but don't remember how


If you want to get it back to the original settings without the latest patches, turn on the computer and hit <Ctrl> and <F11> together when the blue bar displays with www.dell.com during the boot sequence. If you miss the timing, let the computer boot-up then shut down again and retry. This will restore from a compressed partition on your hard drive. Thus anything you have added (programs/files) will disappear. Do not power down during the Restore sequence or you could end up with an unusable machine.

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Trying to restore Dell Inspiron 1501 to factory settings.


don't hit ctrl, f11 instead hit F8 and then go into Dell Factory Image Restore, that will wipe, format and reinstall all the factory software that's stored on the Recovery Drive (usually the D: drive) good luck.

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More information would be helpful. unless that has a factory image you will need a cd with the operating system you wish to install

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