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Trying to restore my factory setting not sure what keys to use. Tried F11 also F8 dosen't work please help!!! Unable to restore to factory or reformat using F8 or F11 using reinstallation CD.

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  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    states the verion i have is a newer version than the cd. that is strange seeing that verion came with my notebook when purchase. tried other suggestion to use F8 or F11 with cd and will not boot to or go to blue screen.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    i did that pressing ctrl and F11 and all I get is bells ringing.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    that would be fine if i new the proper steps in fresh install.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    sounds like you are better off backing up your info and starting over with a fresh install. I don't reccomend restores because they hardley leave the computer functioning as it should.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what does it tell you when you use the Recovery cd?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    i cannot factory reset using f8 and i was wondering if there was another way to do it withouut a disc

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    i was wondering if i can factory reset my dell 300m, i've tried using f8, and it won't work and i need another method tto do this

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Please help I tryed f8 f11 to I just need step by step because I do
    Not have the CD

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    manually do a factory restore

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Put recovery disk in the CD drive. On reboot, hold down F12 key. You should get a choice of drives to boot from. Make sure the first two are in the correct order:

1. CD-ROM (optical drive)
2. HDD (hard drive)

then press F10 to save and exit.

Now the laptop should boot correctly from the recovery disk.

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron 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 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 type of Dell laptop at
http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Hi for the Inspiron 1000 try this method first CTRL+F11 while seeing the Dell Logo. If this does not work press Pause/Break key when u see the system at the Dell logo and then press CTRL+F11.

If you are not getting a Dell PC Restore window then you need to manually reinstall using your CD.
For that First Access One time boot menu by pressing F12.
Select CD DVD and then press enter. You will get the windows xp loading page.

Let me know if you need further help.

Thank you
Rakesh
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Press ctrl F11 during boot. This will get you into the proper area to complete your task.

Do you still have factory reinstallation cds if you do that would be a big time saver.

Any more questions feel free to comment I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg Jan 06, 2009

    The ctrl f11 will help you restor from the partition on the harddrive. You can also use the cds for a pure factory refresh.

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