Question about Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook
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.
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.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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.
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Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
Hope this helps
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